This August 3rd and 4th Canada’s largest city is playing host to another year of an amazing music festival, The Veld. The two day is event is headlined by Kaskade, Above & Beyond and of course, hometown hero Deadmau5. These amazing musicians will play alongside whole host of supporters that leave little room for complaint. And they’re not even done announcing the talent yet, so keep checking back here as we break down artist by artist. But for now check out the website and take our word for it; no matter what genre of electronic music gets you moving, you’ll still be trying to pick up your jaw when security tells you that it’s time to go home.
The real host of the event, Downsview Park, is gorgeous, and minutes away from downtown Toronto, and of course nightlife staple and after-party spot The Guvernment. It also doesn’t hurt that Toronto is usually 75° and sunny in August.
Click here at 10am tomorrow Thursday April 4th for tickets. Seriously, the first tier is super affordable, so set your alarms, crack your knuckles and get by your keyboard. We’ll see you in Toronto!
Major announcement coming from Dada Life, not sure how serious this is or not but we are all for it! They have announced a declaration of DADALAND as a sovereign nation. With support from all the ‘ugly’ Dada Life followers, they have declared March 6th ‘Dada Life Independence Day’. This Wednesday in 5 cities world wide, rallies will be held by the most loyal and crazy fans claiming their citizenship of Dada Land and demanding recognition from all governments of their new sovereign nation. The cities include London, New York, Stockholm, Sydney, and Washington D.C. There will also be an online petition to various world governments to recognize the new nation. Dada Life has already sent out their Declaration of Independence to the United Nations and its participating countries. If you haven’t seen Dada Life live, you need to embark on one of the ugliest journeys you can imagine. This is some of the most interesting news out of dance music we have heard in a while. What do you guys think? More information here.
What would happen if you decided to get really amped up, then review the Dada Life album? Well, that’s exactly what happened in order to truly appreciate the Swedish duo of Olle and Stefan known to the world as Dada Life. These are not tracks for casual listening with friends. This is head banging, mind blowing electro house destined for a club with writhing bodies just waiting to be bombarded by champagne and bananas. To re create this atmosphere by ones lonesome takes some effort, but goes a long way towards evaluating ‘The Rules of Dada‘ through the necessary prism.
There is now another entry for the ‘Rules of Dada’ – must bring down the roof. Olle and Stefan of the Swedish electro house Dada Life are in the throes of a fall USA bus tour (cue the Almost Famous comparisons) and leaving their mark in the process. The Dadas are known for their gnarly shows, but last night’s stop in Syracuse wreaked some next level havoc, when their signature bass heavy electro actually brought some of the roof down onto the crowd – no one was seriously hurt, beyond the souls of some seriously bummed ravers and banana costumed fans.
The guys are making the most of their stay stateside however, going to Tallahassee tomorrow, then coming back up north for a show near Albany, NY then joining in on the first ever Electric Adventure at 6 Flags in Jackson, NJ. So don’t fret, check em out at one of those tour dates or peep the full list here. And keep doing the Dada in the meantime.
After installments from Dada Life and AraabMuzik earlier this summer, the Addias Originals Stripes Sessions are back, this time featuring Scotish prodigy Hudson Mohawke performing from the Originals Shinsaibashi Store in Osaka, Japan. US fans will be able to tune in via live stream on Facebook at 8am EST on September 14th (can you say morning commute soundtrack?) And don’t fret you non-early birds – the performance will be rebroadcasted for 24 hours.
Check out more information on Hudson Mohawke and the teaser trailer after the jump! (more…)
Last Monday Pacha hosted Subliminal vs. Dirty Dutch as the ultimate close-out to their popular summer series at the idyllic Governorâ€™s Island. Featuring mega-talents like Chuckie and Erick Morillo, as well as artists from their perspective labels, the Labor Day party gave New York fans a diverse day of incredible beats.
Erick Morilloâ€™s super group Sympho Nympho kicked off their festivities with their deep, sexy house. Comprised of Erick Morillo, Harry â€˜Choo Chooâ€™ Romero, and Jose Nunez, Sympho Nymphoâ€™s blend of NY legends produces a unique, dynamic sound that spans decades of musical influence. At one point the trio even dropped a bachata track, which the crowd responded to with blissful, dancing feet.
Dirty Dutch artist Betaraxx took the decks next, switching up the vibe with his techno-electro house stylings. The LA based producerâ€™s â€˜classical inspiredâ€™ sound certainly readied the crowd for the much anticipated Chuckie, as the dancefloor began to swell towards the second half of his set.
Not surprisingly, Chuckie was met with a massive response when he took the stage. Opening his set with many of his own tracks, including the fan favorite â€˜Move It 2 The Drumâ€™, the bass master soon released an onslaught of his famous mash-ups, working in tracks from TiÃ«sto, Dada Life and Knife Party. Showing how well he knows how to work a crowd, he mixed in Jay-Z toward the conclusion of his set, which closed out with â€˜When In New Yorkâ€™.
NY legend Erick Morillo closed out the evening with his signature sound, opening with his new track â€˜The Love in Meâ€™. Other notable drops included Dannicâ€™s â€˜Tomboâ€™ and Sympho Nymphoâ€™s remix of Alicia Keyâ€™s â€˜New Dayâ€™. Although his set was certainly was stellar as usual, the crowd seemed to have a mixed reaction to the deeper house, especially after the high energetic performance of Chuckie, who did join Morillo in leading a huge sing along to â€˜Someone Like Youâ€™.
Overall the eveningâ€™s diverse sets and mixture of artists produced the perfect summer send-off party. The NY faithful will undoubtedly wait with bated breath for the return of the sun, and with it, Pachaâ€™s summer series at Governorâ€™s Island.
The crowd was simply bananas as Dada Life took the decks on the main stage at Electric Zoo yesterday. Playing a mix of old and new, including an ID track, the Swedish duo of Olle and Stefan kicked out the epic motherfuckers raging along. Enjoy.
Peel the bananas and bust out the champagne; Dada Life’s newest release, ‘Feed the Dada’ comes out today. Dada Life is winning the EDM world over with its heavy dance-inducing house and ‘Feed the Dada’ is a perfect follow-up to the whacky duo’s string of hits this summer. Dada life is working hard on their new album, and with a slew of freshly rolled-out tour dates, these guys are keeping up a breakneck pace of production and touring. Be sure to grab their latest track, which is sure to be a favorite amongst DJs on tour this fall, and be on the lookout for their album (which the duo announced will be named “The Rules of Dada”) to be released soon.
To complete the Thomas Gold NYC double-header, the faithful waited patiently (or not so patiently) to board the Governors Island bound ferry in the glaring sun this past Sunday. In what has become a ritual exodus on summery weekend days, neon-clad and shouting fans descend upon lower Manhattan for their chance to see one of the many acts booked to entertain them at the beach front venue, to the obvious confusion of the many tourists milling about the downtown transportation hub. ‘Concert?’ they mime in feeble English. ‘Yes’ is the response, but not the sort of concert your 80 year old Italian mother would enjoy.
Sunday’s event was certainly one of the more highly anticipated installments of the summer series. Thomas Gold is making a huge name for himself in the dance music world and after his stunning performance on the Size Matters stage at EDC NYC, it wasn’t shocking that this event quickly became a sold out one. With the announcement that Gold would be joined by a drum line, the cat was officially out of the bag that the show would be a special one.