Tonight we’ll be hitting the Savagelands event here in Chicago and we wanted to give you guys the 411 so you could come join us. Savagelands is an immersive installation, transporting you to a forgotten land -a living museum, an uncharted habitat. Ochre and chrome are spattered throughout this breathing exhibit. The ground emits a gurgling. Brush arms with primordial beasts, leave your mark for history in clay. Explore a bioluminscent forest. Scavenge through an Ava Grey cave installation.
It will feature original work by Devin Mawdsley with the interactive installation kicking off at 6pm and continuing until 9. Once the clock ticks 9 they’ll have musical guests Twin Peaks, Teen Witch, and The Avantist. Goose Island hosted bar until 9pm, $10 at the door, cash bar after 9pm. Proceeds will be donated to ReBuilding Exchange so come out and support a good cause presented by 119!
If there is one event that I am most looking forward to most outside of the Ultra Music Festival it has to be the dirtybird Players event taking place at Villa 221 on Thursday of Miami Music Week. The dirtybird family has been blessing my ears and my rear end with the best booty bass, deep house, tech house, future dubstep, and musical genres that haven’t even been invented – yet for quite some time and I am ready to finally get to attend one of their infamous dirtybird BBQs. There will be burgers, there will be house, and there will be hip hop. The OG dirtybird family will be joined by hip-hop innovators De La Soul and it is sure to be a pairing not to miss. Pretty much it is my idea of what heaven would sound and taste like.
I would hope that by now dirtybird needs no introduction, but for those of you who have been living under a rock let me get you up to speed. The label started from a simple desire of transforming the tired vocal house sounds of San Francisco and giving the people a free party to attend at Golden Gate Park. The inaugural party did not have many in attendance, but it was only a matter of time before the word of something special spread. The founders Claude Von Stroke, Worthy, and the Martin Brothers, grew the event until there was not enough burgers to go around and the park could no longer accommodate the throngs of people looking for a party with a smile. A couple of years later the label was formed and from there our ears have been continually blessed with the innovative sounds coming out of the dirtybird heavy hitters that include Claude Von Stroke, Justin Martin, Leroy Peppers, J.Philip, and Worthy.
If you can’t catch the tour in Miami they will be making a few other stops around the globe before the labels first summer residency in Ibiza. If you can’t make any of those tour dates try to refrain your urge to cry. The players have also released a two part compilation to hold you over until they are back in your neck of the woods. dirtybird Players Part 1 and dirtybird Players Part 2 are out on Beatport so fire up the grill, make yourself a burger, and pretend you are in Miami with us while you bump these killer compilations. For a sample of what you can expect, check out some of my booty bumpin picks after the jump.
Still recovering from my spiritual journey to the outer reaches of space and beyond with Ed Banger’s Justice earlier in the week; the cusp of Halloween weekend arrived and that meant one thing in Chicago, Freaky Deaky @ The Congress! So here we were once again, blurring the lines between the twinkling twilight of the night stars and the ultra-violet x-rays of days break with all of Chicago’s ghouls and goblins for the fourth installment of Freaky Deaky at the Congress theater. Hit the break to peak under the curtain as we dive deep into part 2 of my journey through this mad weekend.
Today is the much anticipated release date of gLAdiator’s debut Showtime EP. In collaberation with Trap-a-Holics, ClubTapes.com, LiveMixtapes.com and TrillHD, the five track extended play offers up some of the trillest records heard yet in the trap. The two original tracks featured on this EP, “Bout That” and “Jello” sample both T.I. and the trillest OG Bun B and set the stage for their super smash hit “Scaley”, co-created with LOUDPVCK.
As if that wasn’t enough “UP & DOWN”, co-created with CRNKN, turns up the bass and fires up the kitchen to fix even the ugliest chick into a super bad b!†C#. As a special bonus the Showtime EP also includes an exclusive record featuring FERAL Is KINKY which is set to be released November 9th on Big N Hairy Records that will definitely get the crowd going like no other. So hit the break to sample the free EP and watch a video interview with the group, then head on over to livemixtapes.com to download and vote for this record.
If you’re in the LA area join Ian and Danl as they celebrate the release at Tradition, LA’s hottest streetwear and lifestyle store located in the Beverly Center. They’ll be playing tunes off the EP, serving champagne, and saying what up to all the fans from 7 – 9 PM. Click here for more info.
North Coast Music Festival in one word: AMAZING! No lie, this was the best weekend of my life, so far. Music, people, location, weather, family, and friends! Couldn’t have been any better. No introductions necessary. Let’s get after it! With some great early performances and a beautiful night ahead, I must say that Yelawolf truly kicked off this festival. He was feelin’ the crowd and throwin’ down some serious southern Hip-Hop. Stage presence, yes. He got the crowd going and highlighted the music variety that North Coast offers. If you missed his performance, try to catch him at a city near you on his Slumerican Tour.
Midnight Conspiracy, thank you for throwing down hard! I couldn’t leave. A little Mord Fustang followed and he kept the beats flowing and the entire crowd jumpin’. After the rowdiness, we knew we needed to chill before raging to Knife Party. We set out to get the always-enchanting EOTO in our lives. They flooded us with great vibes and originality. After EOTO, it was time for a little Knife Party. Follow us as we recap the rest of the 2012 North Coast Music Festival after the jump!
Another Lollapalooza has come and gone leaving fans wet, sunburned, and thirsty for their next festival – well some of them. We’ll get into the details of the type of crowd(s) Lollapalooza attracts later in this post, but for now, we’re going to take you on a brief journey back to Grant Park as we recap our experience attending what some call a “three day orgasm in your ears.”
This year the festival brought in over 160,000+ people to Chicago’s Grant Park to see Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Black Sabbath, Jack White, The Black Keys, and a ton of other amazing bands and DJ’s from around the world. With it being our first year covering the festival from a media outlet standpoint and it being the first time I’ve ever gone personally, we were ready to see all the debauchery first-hand.
If you’ve never been to Lollapalooza before, your first instinct is to ask someone close to you for all the juicy details. After 21 questions with the first person, someone else chimes in and gives you a completely different perspective. After this realization, I decided it would just be best to cut the questions and find out what the deal was live and direct. That’s exactly what we did and here’s our recount through the haze, the storm, and the ridiculous amount of people we encountered. Follow us after the jump, and if we offend you, good. We’re not a cake, we don’t sugar coat.
After successfully transforming Spring Awakening from a one-night event to a three-day electronic music festival, React Presents is ready to introduce fans to the first annual Summer Set Music and Camping Festival. Taking place in Somerset, Wisconsin the weekend of August 24th-26th, it features a stacked dance lineup plus special performances by hip-hop legends Nas and Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli). three stages including a 3,000 capacity hockey rink and a lazy river bordering the grounds. The music begins at 3pm on Friday afternoon and ends early Monday morning.
Both general admission ($126.47) and VIP tickets ($339.98) are still available through Clubtix. Additional tickets will be required in order to park and camp on the festival grounds. Campers will have two options for camping, VIP and General Admission (more info). If you don’t feel like camping, you can find some hotel options in both Stillwater and Hudson.
After successfully transforming Spring Awakening from a one-night event to a 3-day music festival, React Presents is ready to introduce fans to the first annual Summer Set Music and Camping Festival. Set in Somerset, Wisconsin the weekend of August 24th-26th, it’s the perfect way to close out your summer. Headlining this year’s festival will be Pretty Lights, Umphrey’s Mcgee, Big Gigantic with special performances by hip-hop legends Nas and Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli). Also included on the bill are major players like GRiZ, Infected Mushroom, MSTRKRFT, Zed’d Dead and RJD2 with Break Science.
Combining this stacked line-up with three stages, dance parties taking place in a 3,000 capacity hockey rink and a lazy river bordering the grounds, it’s promised to be a good time. The music will begin Friday at 3pm and goes till 2am on Sunday. After-parties will take place on the grounds each night as the festival comes to an end.
You can purchase General Admission and VIP tickets from Clubtix. Additional tickets will need to be purchased for camping. Campers will have two options for camping, VIP and General Admission (more info).
Contest Rules IMF Mag and React Presents have teamed up to giveaway one pair of 3-day General Admission passes (2 tickets). All you need to do is follow the directions below to eneter. We’ll be announcing a winner on Friday, August 10th.
1. Head over to the IMF Facebook page, click the ‘Like’ button.
2. Post your favorite picture from this summer (that you took) on our wall with a caption of where it’s from.
3. All submissions must be entered by August 9th, 9:00pm CST. We’ll announce the winner on August 10th.