In exactly 100 days, Electric Zoo: New York’s Electronic Music Festival will be celebrating its fifth anniversary at Randall’s Island Park, NYC. From Friday August 30th – Sunday September 1st, acts will play across five separate stages. In honor of the countdown to Electric Zoo, we’re starting off our spotlight series, featuring artists from this year’s lineup.
The first featured artist is Adventure Club, who will be making their return to Electric Zoo’s Hilltop Arena. Adventure Club hails from Montreal and is comprised of Christian Srigley and Leighton James. Their performances are legendary and their name has quickly resonated in every corner of the globe. If you’re into high energy, funky dubstep, then Adventure Club is definitely for you!
Adventure Club’s rise to fame began in 2011 when a number of their mixes reached near-viral status. From their unofficial remixes for Thrice, Flight Facilities, and Britney Spears to their slue of bass-quaking originals, the duo has made a strong name for themselves within EDM culture.
It’s almost time for the 10th annual Wakarusa Music Festival! Wakarusa takes place on Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, AR from May 30th to June 2nd. With four days of awesome music on five different stages, Wakarusa will definitely be one of the season’s best festivals.
This year, Wakarusa is hosting sets from artists all across the genre spectrum. Acts include Widespread Panic, Dispatch, STS9, Snoop Lion, Zeds Dead, Gramatik, Icona Pop, and many more! Click here for Wakarusa’s full lineup.
On top of the music, Wakarusa also boasts a unique and extensive activities schedule. This includes a parade, rides, games, daily yoga classes, music workshops, interactive art, and a food drive for Conscious Alliance! See the full list of activities here.
Don’t miss out on what’s sure to be an amazing experience! Grab your tickets here.
Last week we brought you the launch of DJ Noodles exclusive ‘SOLD OUT’ podcast narrated by international superstar, Pitbull. With nearly 3000 plays on our platform, the mix was easily one of the most popular of the week. Nevertheless, DJ Noodles himself felt compelled to provide us with the latest installment of his hit podcast series Sunglasses and Advil to keep our hungry ears fed. Containing some of today’s hottest club bangers, this mix is sure to get any party started and moving. But wait for it……he even went as far as to give us a very special, exclusive VIP mix that contains some of his favorite TRAP songs from today. Titled ‘Sunglasses and Advil 19.5’, this VIP mix can only be found on Thefuture.fm and showcases another side of the already vast arsenal of tracks that DJ Noodles has in his library.
If you aren’t familiar with trap, I’ll explain it in the simplest way possible: booty-dropping music. This fusion of hip hop and EDM drives music enthusiasts of all ages into a wild frenzy of dance. (look up ‘twerking’) Needless to say, your search for weekend party tunes ends here. Whether you are hitting up the local bar, club, or going big with EDC in NY, DJ Noodles has once again brought us and you two mixes that will keep your feet and body movin’ and groovin’. Below you will find Sunglasses and Advil Ep. 019 and 019.5. Stay tuned to his channel on Thefuture.fm to gain access to all exclusive content and mixes to come. Now get to TWERKIN!
MAKJ officially has released his incredible single “Hold Up” on Robbie Rivera’s prestigious label, Juicy Music. Already garnering support from some of the industry’s biggest players like Tiesto, Hardwell, Bingo Players, and more, “Hold Up”, truly is a testament to MAKJ’s charismatic and dynamic production style. When asked about the inspiration behind making such a club-smasher, MAKJ responded with a touching story to tell.
“I was on a plane when I made it, and I saw a hot flight attendant…”
Rich and compelling. Thefuture.fm and MAKJ will be partnering up to be the home to exclusive mixes and content to come. To launch his channel and promote his new single, MAKJ agreed to record a 15 min. mini-mix for his channel. Enjoy the mix below, stay tuned to his channel on Thefuture.fm, and be sure to support and buy his latest release.
For more info on MAKJ:
website: DJ MAKJ
In just a little less than a month, the infamous Bonnaroo Music & Arts festival makes its way to Manchester, TN for its annual four days of good music and good times. With about 80,000 campers, 150 performances, 10+ stages of music, and 700 acres of beautiful Tennessee nature, there’s no way to deny the incredible experience one has during their time at Bonnaroo.
You can expect to see Mumford & Sons, Paul McCartney, Pretty Lights, Passion Pit, Animal Collective and plenty of other recognizable names and acts during this year’s festival. Tickets are priced at $269.50 (+ applicable fees) and you can grab them right here: http://www.bonnaroo.com/tickets/
For the full lineup, click here: http://lineup.bonnaroo.com/
Fore more info, click here: http://www.bonnaroo.com/festival-info/
Toolroom Records artist Gina Star is one of the dance music industry’s rising stars. After moving to LA in 2006, she immediately gained attention and began to be considered one of the most talented and sought after DJ’s in the city. Her distinct style of bigroom-progressive house had some of the most exclusive clubs scrambling to book her. In 2009, Gina moved to the UK and began to focus on and further her production skills. Her production style and talent earned support from some of the industry’s most legendary artists like Cirez D, David Guetta, Tiesto, Mark Knight and more. There are some artists that you can’t really place a ceiling on because their potential is literally limitless; Gina is one of those artists. With the launch of her podcast in 2012, Gina was featured on the front page of Beatport and heavily supported on radio shows around the world including BBC Radio 1, Capital FM, iHeart, Sirius & in club charts such as Music Weeks Coolcuts & DMC’s Buzz Chart. We are very excited to be hosting her “Gina Star Podcast” on Thefuture.fm and were lucky enough to have her as our 5 For The Future feature artist of the week. As always, enjoy a short interview and make sure to stay tuned to her channel on Thefuture.fm for exclusive mixes and more.
1. Introduce yourself in one simple sentence.
Hi, I’m Gina Star and I’m a DJ and producer based out of Los Angeles, CA.
2. If you had to compare your style with any other producer, who would it be and why?
I really like the style of Axwell, Dirty South, and John Dahlback. They all lean towards the more melodic side of progressive house and they often incorporate big vocals.
3. Tell us your opinion on the explosion of EDM in the United States.
I think it’s great that people in the US are being exposed to dance music. The rest of the world already listens to it all the time because it’s on their radio, which is slowly happening here. I hope that Americans can have an open mind and see past the drug culture that’s in the clubs. There’s such a huge back catalog of incredible dance music and I hope people will dig into it and get past the extremely commercial sounding stuff.
4. If you could perform at any festival in the world, which would it be and why?
I would love to play at Coachella in the next couple of years. That festival is so much fun and the dance tents are set up in such an epic way.
5. What can fans most look forward to from you in the upcoming months?
I have a lot of new music coming out in the next few months. I’ve been able to find some very talented vocalists to work with and I really think people are going to enjoy the songs!
Electric Daisy Carnival is taking over Citi Field in New York this weekend for two days of non-stop, amazing music!
EDC NY has released its official schedule, including set times for each performance. Check it out here, and plan your weekend!
If you’re going to be there, be sure to tweet us your photos @thefuturefm!