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Sunrise Festival [7/22/17 – 7/23/17 Poland]

Every single day, somewhere on our beloved planet, there is a concert, an event, a festival or a good old pool party where people’s souls and hearts move in the rhythm of EDM. Some big, some not so much, music festivals come in many shapes and colors. Although we’ve been to many festivals in the US, something about going to an international festival is indescribable! Every year in July, Polish seashore town known as Kolobrzeg and its amphitheater turns for three days into the EDM capital of this part of the world. As Rowdy Beats’ international representative I had had a pleasure to attend this magnificent music festival two year in the row and guess what … This year won’t be any different! July 21, 22 and 23 will set the bar for the rest of European music festivals this summer.

Imagine this: Sun slowly rising to the sound of electronic dance music, flowers in wind-blown hair, unconditional love, sweat running down everyone’s moving in euphoria bodies and people without whom all of it would be dead silent – World’s Greatest DJs. You and your friends are pregaming in lane to the entrance surrounded by already pretty rowdy crowd from Poland, Germany, Ukraine, France, USA and all over the world! You’ve had tickets waiting on a shelf for this day for months, because the festival sold out in a matter of days once. You are getting closer to the main gate and all of the sudden it hits you. The increasingly louder, but still distant base coming somewhere from the main stage, as if coming from under water. You can feel and hear your heart beating faster, your hands start to sweat a little and you feel the wave of chills going down your spine in excitement. You walk in. You look down at your phone to check out the lineup. Oliver Heldens, Armin Van Burren, Klingade, Nervo, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Don Diablo. Wow … You are home. It’s Friday, the night is young, you know that this is going to be the weekend of your life. [Sunrise Festival]

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If you’ve brushed off 515 Alive in the past, DON’T for its 15th anniversary. With brand new stage productions, new venue, and easily it’s biggest lineup to date, 515 is well on its way to become a must-hit event for festival goers. The ‘festival’ has come a long ways since it’s origins as a block party over 15 years ago– 16,000 people attended last year, forcing the festival organizers to move it to Water Works Park (still in downtown Des Moines). Here’s how much bigger the venue is this year compared to the past:


To stoke the STOKE here’s a video of Excision from his most recent tour:

Of course we’re stoked to rage face with Excision and get groovy with GRiZ. But we can’t wait to see some great up and coming talent too. Oh, and maybe Gucci Mane will be cool, we’ll see. And with tickets starting at $70 for the entire weekend, you’ll actually be able to afford food during the weekend!



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Electric Forest Daily Schedules 2016

The day has finally come: Electric Forest has at last released their day-by-day schedules. Which means, people can stop complaining about how long it took, and can start complaining about how they hate that (artist x) is playing on (stage y) and not on on (stage z).  That, and the always enthralling conversations about how “They f****ed up the schedule!” But if you actually take a second to look at it,  you’ll see that they did a damn fine job with the times (We can’t speak to the stage placements since this’ll be our first year there!!).

P.S. EF won’t have printed schedules so either print out your own or download the app. (But your phone will probably either be dead or lost so just print one)

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Infected Mushroom CVII Tour — 3/4 Minneapolis | Skyway Theatre

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Infected Mushroom is one of those groups that we never take for granted every year. For the last three years, they have amazed us with one of THE BEST live performances in music. From their stunning 3D mapping visuals of “The Dueling Death Stars” to their custom controllers, Duvdev and Erez always bring on their A-game. We’re beyond stoked to have them here again this Friday with a full band.

Their latest EP, Converting Vegetarians II out on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records, sticks to the bizarre medley of sounds that only Infected Mushroom can create, and completely own. Listen to it here, and let it take you through the rabbit hole, into another world.

Let’s get weird. Check out our interview with Duvdev and Erez:

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Illenium Debuts Breakout Album “Ashes”

For our readers that have tuned their ears to the up and coming Illenium, yesterday marked the release of his debut album,  Ashes. The album was released on February 15, with exclusive bonus tracks available on iTunes. His debut album consists of what one would call melodic dubstep or future bass. This album has truly shown how the Colorado native’s musical diversity.

Our favorite songs from this album include: “Riverie”, “Sleepwalker”, “Afterlife”, and the bonus track “Bring Forth the Pressure”. This album has already become one of the top electronic albums in our eyes, bringing on a tidal waves of feelings from start to finish — the way that music should. Sit back, put on a pair of headphones, and have a relaxing evening enjoying the new album.

Written by Long Le

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Keys N Krates Midnite Mass Tour — Minneapolis 2/5

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It’s shouldn’t surprise you to hear that we’re genuinely stoked to have  Keys N Krates coming to Skyway Theatre at the end of this week. They’re the exactly the type of artists we love to see–live music combined with gnarly, heavy hitting, electronic (arguably hip-hop/rap) beats. The Canadian trio brings the best of all worlds–comprising of DJ, Jr Flo (he’s a “REAL DJ”); pianist/keyboardist, Matisse; and drummer, Adam Tune–and is bringing their live electronic rap beats to MINNEAPOLIS this Friday 2/5/16. . Their self-described “weird rap beats for the weird kids” are gonna have people going nuts. Known for bangers such as “Are We Faded” and “Dum Dee Dum,” Keys N Krates has taken the world by storm, amassing over 80 MILLION VIEWS on their videos on the Trap City Youtube Channel alone.

Just freshly announced that they’ll be performing at EF this year, get your chance to see them locally while you can! And if you don’t think their live show can’t possibly be as dope as their music, just check out the video below showcasing the work put into it, and see why you’d be wrong. TC Presents is warning that tickets are flying, so don’t say we didn’t warn you! This will also be your chance to see Stooki Sond, Jessie Slayter, and our very own local duo, Wyld Lyfe.

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Zedd True Color Tour: Minneapolis 10/31 @Roy Wilkins Auditorium

Update, Concert pic potential print:

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We’ve been lucky enough to see Zedd a few times over the past few years. And cannot believe he’s headlining a show at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul on Halloween 2015 (This Saturday!!!)The first time we saw him, he was opening for Bassnectar back in 2012. Since then, he’s played at many festivals in the Midwest, but every time we saw him, we were surprised that he was always on a side stage. At Spring Awakening 2013, he was on stage 2. At Summer Set he didn’t play mainstage. What gives? It looks like our frustrations were felt by many, and finally this year, Zedd became the superstar everyone knew he was going to be. From having the title song off his new album, True Colors, synched up to the Empire State building lights:

To becoming a household name through the tabloid focus on his relationship with Selena Gomez. To headlining a tour with SUPPORT from A-Trak and Dillon Francis (these aren’t exactly support artists), we’d be stoked if either of them were even coming here (A-Trak and Alex Metric will be supporting in Minneapolis, Dillon Francis will not). We’ve eagerly anticipated his album True Colors, and although it’s definitely more pop then we would have liked, it’s great to see that Zedd is still incorporating his roots, while progressing into a more mainstream sound. Let’s hope he still delivers our two favorite bangers:

Judging by this picture taken by Rukes from the tour, we’re probably getting Zelda 🙂 Hope to see you guys in St. Paul this Halloween!

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