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 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:
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.
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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.
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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The trio, comprised of DJ duo Daniel Stephens and Joe Ray, plus vocalist Alana Watson, helped popularize their glitchy synths, and heavy bass lines into pop vocals. They’ve become so successful in doing so, that they even contributed to The Great Gatsby soundtrack. Their first chart-topping single released in 2011, “Promises” has over 25 million YouTube views (their own remix with Skrillex has almost 40 million views!)
Seeing all three perform live Friday 10/23, at Skyway is definitely going to be a treat. We got to see their DJ set on the mainstage at Spring Awakening Music Festival a couple years ago, you can be sure that the show is going to be even more amazing with live vocals.
After hearing their newest album, Between II Worlds, we know that they’re still going strong. Here’s a preview of a few of their tracks from the new album. Full album download link here.
The weekend is calling, and it’s gonna be one to remember. The annual Zombie Pub Crawl returns to Minneapolis, and its poised to be another record breaker. With a great forecast for this weekend, there’s a good chance that this year might beat last year’s Guinness Book of World Records as the “World’s Largest Gathering of Zombies.”
Nothing like having the largest gathering of zombies getting down to a dope concert, led by the king of mashups and a “REAL DJ,” Girl Talk. We got to see him headline Summer Set Music Festival a couple years ago, and we were blown away by the set. When you put a guy on stage who picks the best parts of your favorite songs (and thousands of samples you’ve never heard), you know it’s going to be a nonstop dance fest. Bring your boogie shoes with you and get ready to bust out best moves. Check out the video from last year’s Zombie Pub Crawl from our partner videographers over at BOME Productions: