around the scene: july 24, 2013
XS Las Vegas Announces New Resident DJ: MAKJ
XS Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas adds to its impressive resident lineup with the introduction of 23-year-old DJ, Mackenzie Johnson, better known as MAKJ. Learning to scratch under the tutelage of the late great DJ AM, he has since grown into one of the stand-out young talents in the industry today. His debut at XS will took place on July 12 with several additional dates throughout the year. MORE>>
Canberra EDM Festival Foreshore Takes Year Off
Canberra’s Foreshore festival has announced that it will not hold an event in 2013 and focus its attentions to next year’s event. The EDM-indie cross over festival has in the past provided a November stop in the nation’s capitol for artists touring with over festivals and tours, but today promoters Kick Entertainment said that they had been unable to secure the “high standard people have come to expect”. MORE>>
Rob Zombie Releases Line Up for "Great American Nightmare"
Rob Zombie, who arguably produced electronic music before the EDM burst in 2009, has released the full lineup for his brand new EDM festival in Pomona, CA. In addition to the music, there will also be a haunted house designed by Rob Zombie and legendary artists Steve Kopelman. Freak show artists will also be roaming the grounds. MORE>>
Toolroom Announces Mysterious "Toolroom Ten Project"
Toolroom Records has just released a teaser video for a new project called “Toolroom Ten“. Set to be unveiled on July 26th, not much is known about it, aside from the obvious relation to the Toolroom track “Ten” and Toolroom‘s 10th anniversary. More details are set to be revealed this upcoming Monday. MORE>>
Viceroy Remixes Maroon 5's "Love Somebody"
North American sun-stepper Viceroy has long been summer proofing the unthinkable and perfecting the art of unofficial remixes for a few years now. Back off the heels of Ginuwine’s “Pony,” our man is found remodeling the supple pop stylings of Maroon 5 with little apprehension in inaugurating them to his sun kissed studio demeanor. Big on the melodic leads and rife with uplifting beats, his take on “Love Somebody” epitomizes the flamboyant electro hallmarks that this vintage tunesmith has consistently cast across the global circuit. MORE>>
Full Schedule - Camp Bisco 12
Set times for the full three days of non-stop music at Camp Bisco 12 this summer have officially been released! Check out the schedule for each day below and begin planning out all your moves...be sure to share it with your friends. Can't wait to see everyone at Camp! MORE>>
New Artist Nick Hissom to Release First Single "If I Die Young"
Syndicate Management and Mick Schultz Productions announce the release of the debut single “If I Die Young” by British-American recording artist Nick Hissom. Hissom collaborated on the track with Tom Schleicher and Downtown Drive, who co-wrote Justin Bieber’s title song “Believe,” and Mick Schultz, famed producer of “Birthday Sex” and “Imma Star” for Jeremih. “If I Die Young” is a blend of catchy pop melodies, electro dance drops, anthemic crowd chants and soaring vocals that all combine to create a soulful, feel-good summer track.
From Free Events to “EMC”, How SFX is Changing the EDM Landscape
SFX Entertainment is slowly taking over major electronic music companies around the world. According to their securities filing with the SEC, SFX Entertainment believe that they are “the largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused exclusively on the electronic music culture, based on attendance and revenue.” MORE>>
How Bob Marley's 'Legend: Remixed' Came Together
Ziggy Marley, Jim James, Pretty Lights and more tackled reggae icon's greatest hits. As the executive producer of Legend: Remixed – a modern reinterpretation of Bob Marley and the Wailers' best-selling greatest hits album – Jason Bentley has spent a lot of time lately wondering how young EDM fans will respond to Marley's message of peace and unity. MORE>>
Top 5 EDM Parties in Broward and Palm Beach Counties
Although Miami has long been a hot spot for thumping bass, flashing lights, and all-night ragers, a few spots north of Dade caught on to the techno explosion that's happening all over the world. Here are our top five picks for the best EDM parties going on in Broward and Palm Beach counties. MORE>>