Big Gigantic is currently on their 2013 Winter Tour, which was much anticipated with varying opening artists depending on date but including Kill Paris, Manic Focus, HeRobust and Two Fresh. The amount of hype generated from the artists via social media as the New York date approaches is massive. Big Gigantic especially, after every date there’s a flood of posts ranging from pictures to statuses about how every show was better than the next. After releasing three new songs in the past four months, one featuring GRiZ, all of which brought their notoriety to new levels.
In the past year Big Gigantic has become especially well known, playing festivals such as Camp Bisco, Ultra and Bonnaroo. Not only do they have stellar produced tracks and remixes, but they also include live saxophone and drum performances during their sets. In reference to the opening artists the New York date features Kill Paris and Manic Focus. Both artists are expected to be a seamless transition into Big Gigantic’s set, all in all it’s guaranteed to be one of the most notable concerts of Winter 2013.
Yesterday Bassnectar uploaded a new mixtape, and as expected, it is nothing less than massive. Featuring new originals from his upcoming Freestyle EP (which is slated for release Oct. 16th), the 40 minute explosion of bass also includes unreleased remixes with some trap and moombahton flavors.
Go grab the free download from Lorin’s Soundcloud here. Bassnectar will be playing 2 sold-out shows at Terminal 5 on November 17th & 18th. Tickets are still available for the Nov 16th show in Montclair, NJ here.
If you are unsure who JUSTICE is, kindly ex out of your browser immediatley. With that being said, the French geniuses and Ed Banger Records all-stars return to NYC for a 2 show run at Terminal 5 this coming weekend. Touring for their second studio album, entitled ‘AUDIO, VIDEO, DISCO’, the anticipation for this show far exceeds anything I haveÂ baredÂ witness to of late. Although the album is significantly less club friendly than ‘Cross’, to be able to see and hear Gaspard and Xavier recreate the tracks on their new album live will be a site to behold. Tickets sold out within minutes, but StubHub is always an option, as are the grimy scalpers lurking outside the venue. Expect to hear the underground gem ‘On n’ On’ Ruined by Rick Rubin, along with the smash hit ‘Civilation’ which was featured on an Adidas commercial.
Dubstep’s party boy, Rusko, is going to be super busy this Spring. Last week, we posted about the announcement of his full-length album ‘Songs’, the music video for his first single off the album ‘Somebody to Love’, as well as his US college tour. Since then, he has also announced his collaboration with Cypress Hill (called ‘Cypress Hill X Rusko’), a UK tour, and another month-long North American tour to promote ‘Songs’. In NYC, Rusko will be making a stop at Terminal 5 with Redlight on May 13th. Grab your tickets here!
Skrillex is all over the place these days. He dropped his highly anticipated EP Bangarang just a few weeks ago to critical acclaim, and he’ll be doing an almost week long tour stop in NYC starting Jan. 31 at Webster Hall, followed by Feb. 1 at Pacha, and then two sold out shows Feb. 3 at Roseland Ballroom and Feb. 4 at Terminal 5. New York Magazine wrote about why Skrillex is so beloved in the States and the conclusion is that he creates an atmosphere that mashes together genres and smears it with a dose of good ole fashioned getting messed up and having fun. Can’t go wrong with that formula. Skrillex has helped to make dance music more acceptable among males in the US, instilling it with a “frat dude mentality.” Anyone who has been to an EDM show, particularly a dubstep one, knows that the male to female ratio is vastly skewed towards the former. The music has become attractive to males, as even big room house and progressive now have a lot of elements that are similar to the previous domain of men, heavy metal.
Check out the video and be jealous that you weren’t there to experience the Skrillex effect. Enjoy!
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**Free before midnight.
Where We’ll Be
So many shows, such little time. We will be checking in at Tiga tonight at Webster Hall. Saturday, there will be a strong EO contingency at Pacha NYC for the free Michael Woods show. If anyone saw his Electric Zoo set back in September, you’ll already know that he is one of the most hype DJ’s you can see live. Not just a DJ, but a performer. Also that night, I’ll be checking out rising bottle service DJ, I/V. He’ll be spinning at the ultra swanky Hudson Terrace. A good weekend is ahead, my friends
Recently Announced Shows ATB will be at Lavo Nov. 10 with Sidney Samson coming later this month, spinning on Thanksgiving Eve.
New weekly post here at EO. Every Wednesday (since weekends start a little early in our corner of New York) we will be posting the notable upcoming shows, running from Wednesday to Tuesday, in the Tri-state area. If a big DJ is spinning we will let you know. Also, you can see where we’ll be and what big events were announced that week.
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Where Weâ€™ll Be
The fall line up has been exceptionally strong, even better than the summer. This week is no exception. Tomorrow you can find us front and center at Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. It’s rare to see these guys in New York, let alone the United States, so we’ll be taking full advantage
This review was submitted by my good friend James Macedonio, Manhasset’s resident DJ and dance music enthusiast.
In the modern age of music, it seems that any idiot with a keyboard and a cracked version of logic can throw together a half decent remix and achieve their fifteen minutes of internet fame. Given this, you might jump to the conclusion that electronic music producers and DJ’s are not talented. Itâ€™s a point Iâ€™ve argued against with many self proclaimed music enthusiasts who can’t find it in themselves to respect an artist who doesnâ€™t play in a jam band or wear eye liner. For all the non-believers out there, my argument is simple: DJ A Trak. Check out the full review after the jump.