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A Trancehead’s Dream Come True: Quantum Valley & The Best Of Trance

This is it trance fam, the moment we’ve all been waiting for! Electric Daisy Carnival is next weekend and this year Insomniac has given us what trance heads have been dreaming of for years – a stage dedicated to trance! No longer will Cricut Grounds be the almost-trance stage, this year Quantum Valley will be where we’re headed to get our much needed fix of all those trance feels. With such a great lineup of trance artists, the question is, who are you gonna catch at Quantum Valley? While I could spend all three days of EDC at Quantum Valley, there are just too many things to do and see. If you’re a major trance fan like me, here are the 4 trance artists you can’t miss at Quantum Valley! Continue Reading

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ETC! ETC! x iHeartRaves Exclusive Playlist & Interview

LA native born and raised producer/DJ ETC!ETC! has built a reputation as one of the leaders in trap and Moombahton productions. Recently I got a chance to catch up with the hard working Dad and ask him about what his production process, his work on Dim Mak, and his opinion on the age old question of pizza toppings! Check out the interview below and enjoy and an exclusive playlist made to help get all our unicorns ready to headbang at their upcoming show at Avalon Hollywood’s CONTROL presents this Friday night! I’ll be there on behalf of all the hood rat bass heads and Studio 240! Hope you see a few of you there! Continue Reading

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Motion Notion Releases Phase 1 Line Up!

Embarking on its 18th year, Canada’s longest-running bass and psytrance music and arts festival, Motion Notion lifts the veil of transcendence this August 24th-28th. The event awakens the life force of the breathtaking forest surrounding historic Beaverfoot Lodge nestled in the mountains of Golden BC. Unveiling a pulsating lineup that perfectly aligns with the festival’s storied reputation for assembling some of the biggest names in electronic music alongside beloved emerging artists, Motion Notion prepares attendees for an auditory adventure of fantastical proportions.

Channeling the heartbeat of the Rocky Mountains is dubstep legend and Firepower label boss Datsik alongside psytrance powerhouse Avalon who will be on hand with plenty of otherworldly vibes. Straight out of Bristol and joining the ranks of 2017 headliners is OWSLA’s Koan Sound and fellow labelmates The M Machine, whose signature sound of melodic and upbeat underground house is sure to win the crowd’s hearts. Rounding out the bill’s top acts is Dim Mak’s own Dirtyphonics, who will deliver slamming drum & bass beats and the heaviest of basslines to the spellbinding grounds. Constructing an insanely eclectic sonic landscape to entice a vast community, Motion Notion shifts to embrace a more diverse musical lineup that features over 100 regional and international acts. Continue Reading

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Cash Cash x iHeartRaves Exclusive Playlist and Interview!

Recently I got the chance to catch up with one of my favorite music trio’s Cash Cash ahead of their upcoming appearance for Life In Color San Diego where the producers are sure to bring their signature blend of powerhouse pop ballads and killer drops for some emotional healing and bootie shaking. The trio seems to have taken on the task of building a bridge between pop and dance music fan bases in recent years which isn’t an easy task when dealing with a community of fans that can be dismissive of all things “Pop” music. Never the less Cash Cash have used their popularity and deft production skills to gain a cult following as well as given themselves a platform to help up and coming artists. They were kind enough to make me an exclusive playlist to share as well as answer a couple of questions! 

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Phoenix Lights: AZ Rave Fam We’re Coming For You!

EDM has blown up across America over the past few years. With so many festivals to experience, and new festivals popping up each year a lot of amazing events end up flying a bit under the radar – especially if you’re not from that particular area. The Arizona rave family has exploded this past year and we’re so excited to check out one of their most talked about festivals, Phoenix Lights. This will be the third year of Phoenix Lights and the festival is going strong! We’ve never raved in Arizona, but we’re definitely stoked for Continue Reading