Category: Events / Shows

A Bangin’ New Years Eve with BangOn!NYC

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When choosing how to spend your last day of 2015, NYC is nowhere near short of options. We’ve decided to join BangOn!NYC on a journey into the New Year for their Time + Space event in Brooklyn. Taking place at an un-christened 30,000 sq ft warehouse, the event features 2 stages and a silent disco powered by Function-One sound, 3D projection visuals, art cars, and a midnight rocket launch. Dirtybird label’s finest, Justin Martin and Kill Frenzy (and many more TBA!) will be throwing down beats until the dawn of 2016!
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Infinity NYE 2016 – Above & Beyond, Michael Woods, Crizzly, UZ + More!

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INFINITY NYE 2016

From the creators of Heaven & Hell Halloween, we are bringing in the New Year at Town & Country (San Diego, CA) and this time we are taking over the entire Resort and all it’s Ballrooms!

ARTISTS LINE UP:

ABOVE & BEYOND

CONNECTION. If one word sums up the phenomenon of Above & Beyond then that is surely it. Whether it’s the thousands of A&B fans singing their lyrics back at them at gigs from Beirut to Brixton, or the millions that tune in for their weekly Group Therapy radio show, connection – real human connection – is at the heart of all things that define Above & Beyond. Like just about everything they turn their attentions to, it is a labour of love as well as a collaboration of the trio’s energies. De La Soul weren’t wrong. Three really is the magic number: and in Above & Beyond’s case the magic is spreading faster than ever before.

CRIZZLY

”I’m Crizzly. I’m from Texas. I make Crunkstep.”
Music became a part of Chris Lee “Crizzly” Marshall’s life at a very young age. As he recalls, he discovered it as a child-insisting on making his kindergarten class listen to the Space Jam soundtrack during naptime-but he didn’t formally embrace it until high school. Picking up a set of turntables, he scored his first gigs at birthday parties. At 19-years-old, production began to inspire him, and he started remixing rap songs from YouTube with a distinctive flare. He released his own takes on Waka Flocka Flame’s “Hard in Da Paint” and “Snap Back Swag” from AJ Hernz, and suddenly he set the blogosphere ablaze. Numerous web sites began reposting these cuts, and Crizzly developed a fervent following.

UZ

After The mysterious ƱZ came up on the soundcloud scene about 1 year ago, with the amazing Trap Shit series. With huge support from DJ’s worldwide, the likes of Diplo, Flosstradamus, Skrillex, Toddla T, Baauer, and Craze to name a few, UZ’s debut EP was released on Jeffree’s, a sub-label to Mad Decent. “UZ tunes are drunken energy sub bass and cartoon horn stabs that make my stomach feel weird and my feet shuffle,” Diplo writes.Raw and powerful, but with a laid back tempo, UZ gives listeners a chance to slow down without losing momentum.

MICHAEL WOODS

After first breaking onto the scene, as a then teenager, with 2000’s top 20 UK hit ‘Warrior’, going on to produce Example’s only UK #1 & 1.5 million selling single ‘Changed The Way You Kiss Me’ and holding down his new Las Vegas residency at LiFE at the SLS, Woods is a well and truly established force to be reckoned with. 2015 kicks off with new material already slated for a consistent year on Diffused, and an exciting collaboration with UK Drum and Bass legend Roni Size. Stay tuned!

BAD ROYALE

Bad Royale is a Southern California based DJ and producer group who, in the last year, have pushed and broken the boundaries of dubstep, bass, moombahton, and have gone as far as serving up their own genre known as “kingstep.” Bad Royale are known by those close to them as some of the hardest working producers in the industry, constantly trying to break molds and experimenting with new sounds to push their “kingstep” to new heights. If they are not playing a set, they are guaranteed to be found in the studio from morning to dusk.

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Awakening Ft. Don Diablo At Exchange LA – December 11th, 2015

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Insomniac invites you to explore a world of synesthetic rhythm where anything is possible, uncovering the mysteries within the music and within ourselves. Rediscover a sanctuary of sonic unity and awaken your senses every Friday night at Awakening. Friday, December 11, 2015, Insomniac presents Awakening ft. Don Diablo. We, elctronicalife.com will be hosting the “gallery” room – which will be called PLANTAS – and will have green Plants & Trees along with deep, jazzy, funky beats for you to vibe with. 21+ only…

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Don Diablo’s hectic tour schedule has taken him to UK, USA, Australia, Japan, Brazil, Israel, and playing at clubs and festivals like “Passion” club in London as resident DJ in 2002, to Ministry of Sound, Gatecrasher, Dancevalley, Godskitchen, Impulz, Mysteryland, Creamfields, Haoman 17, Turnmills, Innercity, Extrema Outdoorn, ElectroNation and Razzmatazz and Space (Ibiza) to name a few. Enjoying great diversity, he has produced for diverse number of artists such as Kelis, Alex Clare, Diplo, Example, Dragonette and Noisia. Other artists include Rox, Sidney Samson, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool and remixes for Tinie Tempah, Mika, The Chemical Brothers, Cassius, Gorillaz, Public Enemy, Iggy Pop, Plump DJs. Don Diablo has been very active in the blog scene. According to North American music blog aggregator The Hype Machine, he was named “Most Blogged Artist” in the world several times which brought publicity to the producer. – from wikipedia

Henrix Talks Miami Music Week & Performing at Avalon Hollywood Saturday April 25th

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Fresh off performances during Miami Music Week and a new track release “Alright” off Laidback Luke’s label MIXMASH, Henrix prepares to play Avalon Hollywood this weekend followed by a few residency tour dates at THE LIGHT Las Vegas. We caught up with the Miami native to hear all about his experience at MMW, and thoughts on the LA electronic music crowd.

Crystal: With the hecticness of MMW and WMC ending just a few short weeks ago, how did your experience differ this year and what was it like performing at Laidback Luke’s ‘Mixmash’ pool party?

Henrix: It’s always crazy for me, this year I guess there was a lot more running around, so many gigs and other parties to attend to, plus a ton of interviews so I barely had time to breath. Not that last year was much different but this one was a bit more..haha. It was amazing playing at Luke’s Mixmash pool party, this was my third year in a row and its always fun. The party is usually sold out so thats always good.

Crystal: Being that you actually live in Miami, how would you describe the changes that you’ve witnessed occur during MMW with each passing year?

Henrix: It’s gotten way bigger and more commercialized thats for sure. It’s become this massive global phenomenon.

Crystal: Would you consider these changes positive or a detriment to the electronic music scene in the U.S.?

Henrix: To me, it’s a good thing. You get a lot of new fans that will discover the sub genres of dance music that way. Some underground artists don’t like it but they don’t see the positive in it

Crystal: Speaking of positivity, your new single “Alright” is a message of love and good vibes for the scene. What was the inspiration behind the lyrics of this track?

Henrix: Honestly the vocals were all Zashanell. When I work with her I let her do her thing. She’s a true artist and she writes what she feels at that moment. She definitely nailed it thats for sure!

Crystal: Besides “Alright”,  do you have any upcoming tracks to be released?

Henrix: Ah Yes! I have a few upcoming tracks. I have a collab with Laidback Luke, a solo original coming up in May, a collab with Digital Lab coming out on Kaskade’s label Arkade, and another collab with Adrien Mezsi on Size. Also got some other tracks finished but not signed yet. So there’s a lot coming, plus there are a few remixes.

Crystal: What was your reaction when you found out that Kaskade played your upcoming track “Drop Low” during BOTH of his much anticipated sets at Coachella these past two weekends?

Henrix: It felt great! Especially being able to see it on Youtube live when it was happening. The crowd reaction was amazing so it felt amazing.

Crystal: I know that you have an upcoming show at The Avalon in Hollywood this weekend, do you enjoy performing in LA? Also, do you feel that the audience is different in any way considering that LA is said to be the new global ‘EDM’ hub?

Henrix: I love LA. Its one of my favorite places to play in the U.S. The energy is always so intense and Avalon is just so crazy, the crowd and the sound system there is so dope! It is different from other cities, they know their music so thats always good

Crystal: Do you have any advice for aspiring DJ’s and producers?

Henrix: Keep working your ass off! Sometimes it feels like you’re not getting anywhere but success is right around the corner. Before ‘Hit It’ came out I was pretty much in debt and things changed completely with one song. I worked my ass off for many years before that one song that everyone played came out.

Crystal: What is your best hustler story from when you were trying to make it as an artist?

Henrix: At one point I had a full time job and produced when I got home and only slept 4 hours a night everyday so I can keep perfecting my craft. It wasn’t easy but I knew it had to be done.

Crystal: Can you tell me one thing you’ve never said before in an interview?

Henrix: mama say mama sa mamakusa

Crystal: Haha..Please don’t stop the music! 😀

With a plethora of new music soon to be released on noteable labels and the support of dance music’s golden boy Kaskade, it’s clear that 2015 is set to be an explosive year for Henrix.Be sure to catch him at an upcoming show and witness the meteoric rise of this upcoming star!

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Henrix upcoming dates:

4/25 2015 – Avalon Hollywood – Los Angeles/CA

4/29 2015 – The Light – Las Vegas/NV

5/06 2015 – The Light – Las Vegas/NV

5/15 2015 – Chi Gamma Epsilon at Dartmouth College – Hanover/NH

5/30 2015 – Mur Mur at Borgata – Atlantic City/NJ

6/06 2015 – The Light – Las Vegas/NV

Henrix social channels:

https://www.facebook.com/HenrixMusic

https://twitter.com/HenrixMusic

https://soundcloud.com/henrixjams

Chuckie at Create Nightclub April 3rd, 2015 Tickets – Chuckie Metamorphosism 6 Hour Set

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::CHUCKIE::

Having risen to fame with chart successes such as ‘Let The Bass Kick’ and ‘Aftershock,’ Chuckie’s career has continued to develop thus turning him into a global phenomenon who never fails to win over legions of fans with his upfront approach to making and playing music. Taking dance and urban music by storm in Europe, The United States, and South America and beyond, he is spreading the Chuckie flavour with his explosive beats, surprise FXs and adulated climaxes. Although Amsterdam based, this truly international DJ and producer works tirelessly to fit everything into his hectic schedule whether he’s on a plane or in a hotel room as he travels the globe performing to millions of fans in the world’s best clubs.

Born in South America’s Suriname as Clyde Sergio Narain, Chuckie later moved to The Netherlands where his passion for hip-hop and electronic music grew and eventually manifested itself in his decision to become a DJ and producer. His energetic mixing skills coupled with his ability to effortlessly cross over into various different musical styles and his understanding of how to work a crowd has made Chuckie one of the most in demand DJs in the world. A strong purveyor of Amsterdam’s ‘dirty house’ sound, Chuckie has helped spread the sound of the city to the global dance scene, marking Amsterdam as an important player in this global industry. His own ‘Dirty Dutch’ club concept has evolved over the years from a solid urban event for 6,000 people into a massive house music night for 30,000 people and now even consistently sells out Amsterdam’s RAI stadium in record time.

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Groove Cruise Miami 2016 – Setting Sail to Jamaica!

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Win An Unforgettable Time w/ Chris Lake at Avalon Hollywood For His Origins Tour Stop!

We teamed up with Avalon Hollywood to bring you an unforgettable giveaway with Chris Lake!

One lucky winner will win…

Prize package: 4 VIP Passes, 1 Bottle + Table to Chris Lake’s show at Avalon Hollywood January 17th, and… THE HANGOVER HIKE – The Hangover Hike is the chance for the winner to go hiking with Chris Lake on the Sunday after his show (1/18). Must be 21+ to enter!!!

Go here to enter the contest: http://contest.io/c/q4y7zklx

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Groove Cruise 2015 LA Announcement – Dates, On Sale & Info

Today, the Whet Travel group made some announcements about this year’s Groove Cruise Los Angeles. We attended last year’s voyage and had quite a blast ;] Check out our aftermath post here.

Travel date: October 23-26, 2015

On sale / Pre sale date: Public bookings February 11th, 2015 at 11am PST. Don’t forget to use code “ELECTRONICALIFE” at checkout to save $50 per person. You can also call 877-GET-WHET for more information and use the “ELECTRONICALIFE” discount code to save $50 per person.

Other information: No lineup announced as of yet… do us a favor and leave a comment below with the artists you would like to see onboard!

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John Dahlback & Robbie Rivera at LiFE Las Vegas Tickets – October 10th, 2014

A Side Of Energetic Grace With My Womp Womp Please – An Interview w/ Lindsey Stirling

*written by A’Damaged Pro for Electronica Life


The future is now. We have entered an age where artists are steadily pushing the creative envelope. By strategically combining elements, that are aesthetically pleasing in their own right, new performance fusion concepts have been born. I would like to address a specific combination that happens when an individual expertly combines: the elegance of a ballerina, the poise of a classically-trained violinist, and the energetic spark supplied by just the right amount of an electric vibe. Unless you’ve been living off the grid for the past few years, you would know I’m talking about the magical stylings of Lindsey Stirling. She made her national debut on “America’s Got Talent” in 2010 and made it all the way to the quarter-finals before being eliminated. Do you think she let this or Piers Morgan’s choice words about her brand of performance not having a place in the world derail her? Not a chance. In 2012, she released her self-titled debut album and began her meteoric rise to international acclaim, chalking up several awards, including reaching the coveted number one spot on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic and Classical charts, in the process. Lindsey is currently on tour promoting her newest album “Shatter Me.” This talented young artist was kind enough to give me a little insight into how her musical journey all began and how it has changed her life.
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A’Damaged Pro – Where did you grow up and how do you feel it influenced your attitude towards music?

Lindsey Stirling – I was born in Santa Ana, California during a time when my parents didn’t have a lot of money. But that didn’t stop my dad from sharing his love of music with us. He would often find free orchestra concerts at the park for our family, and at home he would play classical favorites on our old record player and we would dance and laugh and run around the living room couch. My favorites were Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and Borodin’s Polvetsian Dances.  When I was six our family moved to Arizona, where country music was the “big” thing…which is funny because it’s the only genre I don’t really like haha.

A’Damaged Pro – What drew you to the violin? Do you play any other instruments?

Lindsey Stirling – When our family would go to see these free concerts, it became very apparent to me who the “stars” of the orchestra were AND the star of them all (the concertmaster) held a violin in her hand. I kinda sorta maybe liked being the center of attention so that definitely appealed to me. Plus, the violins got to play the melody a lot and had all the awesome parts. It was a no-brainer to me. So at six years of age I was begging my parents for lessons. As for other instruments, I played the piccolo flute in junior high school and the baritone briefly in high school, but I didn’t want to take the time to focus on either. I just didn’t have the time…so I focused on the violin.

A’Damaged Pro – What was your first introduction to electronic music?

Lindsey Stirling – I think I fell in love with techno as a kid…can’t really say when. I loved “Fresh Aire” by Mannheim Steamroller, etc.

A’Damaged Pro – I wouldn’t want to limit what you do by putting a term to it, so I’ll just ask. How did this concept evolve? What inspired you?

Lindsey Stirling – I love the violin, I love electronic music, I love performing, I love dancing…so I put all the things I loved together, like a casserole haha. Seemed like the obvious thing to do.10313840_748755518489971_979189077782024826_n-e1402030791771
A’Damaged Pro – Music has obviously played a major role in your life and helped you through some dark times. Could you elaborate on how you used music as your own form of therapy to overcome personal obstacles?

Lindsey Stirling – Music is a huge part of my life, but I have used it more of a means of expressing those times and how I got through them than as a means of getting through them. It was the people in my life, my faith in God, and the moral teaching and foundation I had from my upbringing that has gotten me through the dark times in my life. Because even though I maybe couldn’t see the light at the time, I knew it was there, and that if I relied on the things I knew to be true and stayed true to them, while moving forward, everything was going to be ok.

A’Damaged Pro – Given where you are now from just a few short years ago being on “America’s Got Talent,” do you have any choice words for Piers Morgan or would you just give him a hug?

Lindsey Stirling – Big hug! And a big thank you!!

A’Damaged Pro – “Relative obscurity” has been a foreign term since your debut album dropped. What area of your life has been changed the most by your success?

Lindsey Stirling – Oh gosh…everything really. I mean my foundation, my morals, my beliefs, my personality, my work ethic (run run run)…none of that has really changed. But my life, as a whole, is nothing like it was even last year or the year before that. I practically live on a bus and I perform live for thousands of people on an almost daily basis. But then again other things haven’t really changed…I’ve always liked making videos, designing costumes, creating music…basically, I get to do all the things I used to do for fun, and at my own expense, and now I am able to do those same things for a living.

A’Damaged Pro – You’re currently touring to coincide with the release of your newest album, “Shatter Me.” How do you remain level-headed and balance perpetual creativity with life on the road?

Lindsey Stirling – I took nearly 9 months off of touring to work on my new album. There’s literally no way I could tour and create music at the same time; the focus really has to be one or the other. Touring pretty much takes all the energy and attention I have; there’s just no time to do anything else on tour but be on tour. It’s definitely a challenge to put first things first: communicate with my family and friends, go to church, take time for personal meditation and study…but it’s those things that keep me level-headed and empower me to do everything else.10153863_755129607852562_3116251501130665894_n
A’Damaged Pro – What have been some of your favorite places to play so far? Any dream locations you’d like to play?

Lindsey Stirling – I absolutely love performing in Paris and in Germany because my fans there are so energetic; it’s unreal. I think it would be pretty amazing to play at the Acropolis or Madison Square Garden.

A’Damaged Pro – If you could collaborate with any artist, throughout time, who would it be and why?

Lindsey Stirling – Michael Jackson would be epic. Wish he was still here.

A’Damaged Pro – What’s the origin behind “Phelba?”

Lindsey Stirling – Phelba first appeared at my show at Webster Hall in New York City several years ago…she’s been my stal…I mean biggest fan every since.

A’Damaged Pro – After this tour, do you have any upcoming projects that you can talk about?

Lindsey Stirling – I’m definitely hoping to tour again in 2015 and I want to do more music videos to accompany the music on my new album. I’m a pretty spontaneous person, so I pretty much make plans month by month. I’m absolutely loving being on tour right now and am excited to see what the future brings.

A’Damaged Pro’s final words…

Perseverance and a positive outlook do not always ensure that your dreams will come true. Refusing to let negative experiences derail you from exploring your true potential and remaining determined enough to overcome them will definitely give you a better shot, though. Lindsey Stirling is a true talent and still manages to remain humble, amidst all of the accolades and international travel. Guided by her faith in: herself, her family, and in God, she is a true testament to where skill, creativity, and a resolute will can take you. I hope that her story inspires other young people to follow their dreams and helps make the world a more interesting place in the process.

Connect with Lindsey Stirling: Website | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter | YouTube

Header photo credit: Tony Felgueiras / Tony Felgueiras Photography

Other photos are from Lindsey’s FB Page

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