One of the most anticipated shows of the summer 16’ Red Rocks season, Flume played along with Vince Staples and Chrome Sparks at the infamous amphitheater on August 18th. The enormous venue with a capacity bordering on 10,000 was packed to the brim with a lively crowd. Opening with “Holdin On” and closing an encore with “Take a Chance” feat. Little Dragon, Flume primarily played songs from his newest album Skin.
Playing from about 9:50 to 11:20, his set did feel unfortunately short and left out a few singles such as “Some Minds” and “Collarbones” that could have rounded out a crowd-pleasing show. We all love Harley (Flume) for his goofy nature and light-hearted Instagram posts, and his commentary during the show was airy and fun. He echoed the common sentiment that playing Red Rocks drew an enormous crowd to which he received an enthusiastic response.
Flume will be headed east to continue his world tour, including ten shows in (his birthplace) Australia, with many dates sold out worldwide.
Brand new banger alert! Legendary artists GANZ and What So Not have come out with a fresh new tune, and trust me when I say it is fire. New single from What So Not & GANZ ‘Lone’ (feat. JOY.)’ is available on OWSLA this Friday 4/8. Beautiful melodic vocals paired with a mastery of delicious synths make this song a definite keeper. This is the first release by What So Not post-Flume and he certainly did not disappoint. With a huge 2016 tour schedule, we can’t wait to see what he has in store for the future.
Do yourself a favor. Kick back, relax and check out the new release below!
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You may or may not have heard of Kenton Slash Demon, Future Classic’s latest proteges out of Denmark. Their most recent recent dual release of Harpe/Syko has entranced indie dance enthusiasts across the world, among them another Copenhaguen-based producer called Round. His mystical remix of Syko left us with chills running down our spines, check out the stream below.
DJ Mag recently released a new list of 101-150 top DJs that didn’t make the top 100. Many fans did not agree with their initial list, which listed the usual big names such as Avicci, Martin Garrix, and Hardwell but somehow left out important names such as Flume, Zomboy and Infected Mushroom, who you would think are good enough to make the top 100. Nevermind, at least their names get to grace the latter 50. The top 101-150 are clearly no less gifted in their “skills” or notoriety, they just happened to receive less than enough votes to make the cut. Do you agree with DJ Mag’s list? (I personally think Flume at least belongs somewhere in the top 30.)
A GANZ is “a sweet little goose chick”. It also happens to be one of the most innovative young electronic music producers from the Netherlands, and he’s been raising the bar for quite some time now. Known for his game-changing flips of Flume/Hermitude’s ‘Hyperparadise’, Rl Grime/What So Not’s ‘Tell Me’, Alison Wonderland’s ‘I Want U’ and a handful of other tracks, Jordy Saämena is set to release his second EP titled ‘Dino War’ on 4/20. We got the chance to chat with GANZ after his set at Naga in Cambridge, MA, and he was not only incredibly down to earth and humble but also very open about his history with music.
If you love amazing music, green rolling hills, yoga, live art, and good vibes all at the same time, you are pretty much guaranteed to have an awesome time at Lightning in a Bottle Music Festival in Bradley, California.
This 4-day celebration of art, sustainability, music, performance and life aims to spread the bonds of love and community into the daily lives of all its participants. This festival is comparable to Burning Man in the fact that it is an opportunity to explore spirituality, educate yourself about sustainable resources, and meet many inspiring people; all while jamming out to a seriously dope lineup in a gorgeous camping location.
So skip EDC this year, and try something more personal, more unified, and most of all, free of “Bros” and “Hoes” and full of Free Spirits.
>>>>>>See the Lineup below, Including Flume, Odesza, RL Grime, Tycho, and many more!<<<<<<<<
Check out the Bonnaroo 2015 lineup! Who are you most excited to see at this massive Tennessee-based festival?! Personally I’m excited for Billy Joel, Bassnectar, STS9, Dopapod, Odeza, Tycho, and more! This lineup is seriously stacked and is sure to be a great time. Get tickets noon EST January 17th.
2014 has been a huge year for electronic music. The now popular term “EDM” has been used, hated on, and re-hashed to an entire new level. Mainstream acts like Dada Life, Tiesto, and others seem to be losing their glamour in favor of more musical, varying tempo music. I would, however, say that trap reigned supreme at Snowglobe 2014 – with acts like Djemba Djemba, Odesza, Bro Safari, What So Not, and Branchez, fans were able to hear loads of brand new festival and chiller types of trap music.
The highlight of the festival was surely Flume’s 2015 ball drop, which you can watch in awe here as he plays You and Me (Flume Remix):
For me, the festival started with “turning up” – Bro Safari’s set showed how a huge crowd of intoxicated individuals react to festival trap music. Dropping hits like his “Yala” remix and “Scumbag”, Bro Safari had the crowd going dumb for his music. Surely the highlight of the night was Skrillex, who has undoubtedly mastered the art of the CDJ. Skrillex’s DJ style is fast and all-encompassing, dropping banger after banger without hesitation. Skrillex would spin the decks back and yell, “LET ME SEE THAT TAHOE BOUNCE”, drop into a massive song, and the crowd would just go wild. His set was filled with new Jack U, rap, trap, and at some point he even stopped everything to sing the star wars theme song.
Governors Ball is a three-day, multi-stage music festival on Randall’s Island in New York City that will run on June 5-7, 2015. Governors Ball 2014 saw artists such as Disclosure, Skrillex, and Chance the Rapper take the headlining acts. Just today the 2015 lineup was released – the acts I personally would look forward to the most are Flume, Flying Lotus, Big Gigantic, Deadmau5, Logic, Chromeo, and Ratatat. A word on Ratatat: I don’t see this artist touring a lot so I would definitely not miss out on Ratatat’s unique brand of guitar-driven beats. All in all, this festival lineup is smashing and if you get the chance, you should check out a day or two of Governors Ball in New York City.
Watch the official artist lineup announcement video:
To get excited, check out the aftermovie from Governors Ball 2014: