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Clean Bandit – Minneapolis First Ave 4/5/15

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On Sunday April 5th, British electronic group Clean Bandit will be performing At First Avenue and it’s sure to be an unforgettable show. After recently being nominated for 4 awards at the Worlds best award show including Worlds best live act they are back on tour to demonstrate their live performance skills! Their hit song “Rather Be” has rightfully earned them a Grammy for best Dance recording and spent 4 weeks as UK’S top single! At their show they will be performing their most recent hit song “Real Love”.

Check out their tour documentary, which was featured on Rolling Stone last week. CHECK IT OUT HERE!!

 

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Odesza “In Return” Tour

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***Sold OUT for weeks***

Urbana Illinois is in for a refreshing night of unique, uplifting electronic music as Odesza stops by for an already SOLD OUT show. Two friends, Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight combine together to become one of the most popular electronic groups in the game. In 2013, they debuted their album My Friends Never Die and it quickly became #1 on Hype Machine. After touring with Pretty Lights and Emancipator, they became extremely popular. Today, they can be seen on almost every huge festival line-up for this festival season. Their newest album, In Return debuted at #1 on the Billboard Electronic Chart and #42 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, which is noted to be remarkable for electronic music. Their breakout single, “Say My Name (feat. Zyra)” reached #1 on the Spotify US viral Chart and was named iTunes Single of The Week in several countries around the world. With half their In Return Tour already sold out, Urbana is extremely lucky to have Odesza stopping by for a night to remember.

Check out their social media to keep up with them: Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

Tickets: Sold Out!!

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The Floozies “Do Your Thing” Tour & Album [Free Download]

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Minneapolis – First Ave. & 7th St Entry 2/21/15 This SATURDAY!

Urbana- Canopy Club 2/26/15 Next THURSDAY!

The Floozies will be bringing some funky fresh vibes to both of our Rowdy Beats locations in Minneapolis and Urbana, Illinois! Two brothers, producer/guitarist Matt Hill and drummer Mark Hill have been traveling all over the US to festivals and venues throwing down funky electronic music making crowds want to dance all night! We were lucky enough to catch their opening set for the GRiZMatik show in Minneapolis back in November, and are stoked to see them headline their own show! Their new album, “Do Your Thing,” made a huge impact by making it’s way into the list of the top 15 electronic albums on the iTunes charts. Urbana is in store for an exciting, live performance from the Floozies, who never disappoint and always make the crowd get down! And catching them in the legendary First Avenue in Minneapolis this Saturday is going to be a night to remember as well! Let’s hope The Floozies drop “Jambox,” and bring back Prince-levels of funk to First Ave again! Get the full album for free, and get ready to boogie!

 

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SNEO–”Terra” EP

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Electronic music’s trickle into modern cinema has been occurring pretty rapidly over the last few years. However, it’s been mostly restricted to party scenes in movies (or all of Project X), and crazy action (22 Jump Street). Section Z’s Records’, SNEO, is going to bridge the gap between dance music and movie soundtracks. SNEO’s new EP, Terra, embarks the listener on a journey which is self-described as “mankind landing on an alien world for the first time and exploring it”. We couldn’t agree more, the first track “Bioluminous” instantly reminded us of Metroid Prime’s “Tallon Overworld” Theme–one of the best video game soundtracks ever BTW.

The atmospheric melodies really do transport you while the bass keeps you grounded on this new world. Check out “Bioluminous” below, and go give SNEO’s Facebook Page a “Like!” [Full Album Stream/Download]

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Zeds Dead – Aragon Ballroom NYE

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***GET YOUR TICKETS HERE*** – Dec. 30                                    ***GET YOUR TICKETS HERE*** – Dec. 31

New Years at the Aragon Ballroom is going to be out of this world as Zeds Dead hits Chicago! Zeds Dead will be performing TWO nights at the Aragon Ballroom, because one night just isn’t enough! Originating in Toronto, Zeds Dead has been in the electronic scene since 2009 when they released their album “Zeds Dead.” Since then, they have been growing and today the two artists have over 4 million followers on SoundCloud. Becoming very popular over the years, they have made appearances at huge festivals headlining Electric Forest and performing at Tomorrow World and EDC last summer. The duo explores a wide range of electronic music genres from electro house to dirty, filthy dubstep. Chicago has a wild, two-night, non-stop dancing extravaganza on their hands! The first night, Zeds Dead will join with Seven Lions and LOUDPVCK, and the second night they will perform with Djemba Djemba and Jauz. Any city all over the United States would die for two nights of Zeds Dead for NYE, but they wanted to spend a crazy New Yeain the Windy City!

-Sara Allen

 

 

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Vaski’s Main Room Holiday Blowout– 12/20/14 @First Avenue

 

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2014 has been a big year for the local music scene. VASKI, the most exciting electronic music producer from the North Star State, made some great headway this year (no “Minnesota” is not actually from Minnesota). Not only did he release his “Weightless EP”, DJ a Twins game at Target Field, release tracks that have hundreds of thousands of plays on SoundCloud, but he became the resident DJ at historic First Avenue (or as The Glitch Mob called it when we hung out with them, “Prince’s Club” haha).

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Vaski’s last residency show is coming THIS SATURDAY, 12/20/14. Although he recently moved to Los Angeles, he’s bringing the love back tohis home turf, along with some great support: TWRK (who was featured in Skrillex’s Red Rocks Set) known for the ridiculously catchy “BaDINGA!”, and the homies Boombox Cartel. Hit our Facebook page for a chance to win free tickets!


 

 

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edIT–Crying Over Pros For No Reason

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It’s not very often that we get to see how an artist’s music has been reshaped or defined newer material. In the EDM world, longevity is rare, and it seems like every month there’s a new blockbuster DJ/Producer on the scene. Which is why its so interesting to be able to delve deep in The Glitch Mob’s past, before the trio even existed, and see the origins of each of the three Mob members, particularly Ed Ma, aka edIT. edIT’s first album Crying Over Pros For No Reason, is being re-released and is completing a 10-year cycle for his solo project, which has taken a side seat since the formation of The Glitch Mob in 2006. However, to first time listeners, edIT’s first album is moment of realization. The tracks seem vaguely familiar for anyone who has listened to The Glitch Mob before, the calm, melodic instruments juxtaposed with heavy, iconic, GLITCH.  Check out the anniversary edition of the album, and all the DnB inspirations from it in the full stream below, and if you dig it BUY IT:

If you’re a vinyl enthusiast, you’ll definitely want this one, coolest looking vinyl we’ve seen, available here.

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