Almost a year ago, Avicii and Nicky Romero introduced us to Nicktim, an unbelievable track produced by two of the best DJs in the EDM world. We cruised through the summer raging to Nicktim, it wasn’t a good night without it. In the last month, Avicii and Nicky Romero released the track with vocals added and it is back on top of the charts. This is a must listen, check it out.
Wow. That’s all I can really say about how incredible EDC in NYC was. While this was the second time I saw Avicii live, the first time I literally remember nothing. Like not one of those normal concert blackouts where you remember a couple songs here and there, you remember dancing, etc. I remember NOTHING. Like I might as well not have been there. So for EDC my number one priority was to actually remember everything. Setup alone was awesome, with 4 different stages all over the parking lots outside MetLife stadium, with a full carnival of rides and food in between. Saturday’s lineup was completely absurd: Cazzette, Alesso, Calvin Harris, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Avicii, each of whom played for 1.5 to 2 hours each. Everyone was incredible, most surprisingly Cazzette who I’m going to throw up as the skirt jam of the week later on this week. Avicii is just playing a whole different game than anyone else at this point. Everyone else plays songs, and remixes of them. Avicii plays a show, just 2.5 hour straight of ebbing and flowing music with a bunch of high points. The N*ggas in Paris remix while a full 20 minute fireworks show went off was a nice touch. Links to the full sets after the jump. Continue reading
No skirt jam of the week necessary. NSD Staff pumped beyond belief to head up to NYC for Electric Daisy Carnival. If you don’t know what it is, watch this video from our post last year. We’ve been excited for this day for literally an entire year. If this is the last post from us for awhile, you know why. We’ll be sure to recap in full for anyone unfortunate enough not to be attending. Avicii. Alesso. Calvin Harris. Sebastian Ingrosso. Bassnectar. Afrojack. Armin van Buuren. Yes. That’s all. Enjoy the weekend.
It’s obvious this kid is a genius. I have no idea how you would even begin to set something like this us, and to go along with his technical prowess, he made it incredibly practical but also hilarious. The question is, does that Romantic mode ever get any use? About 3 minutes in I was starting to have that bad feeling that in a few years Sorkin would be writing snappy dialogue for the latest movie about a boy genius who never get any ass and now is a huge dick to everyone. Four minutes in, on party mode, with blasting Levels? Come on. This kid is banging girls every night. Awesome stuff. Worth noting that the background music for the first section was the same that was used for the equally incredible-looking google glasses video a few weeks back. Lends itself perfectly to cool technology videos I guess.
I admit this is a long skirt jam, seeing that it’s a full hour. If you only have about ten minutes of skirt jam tim today, listen about 48 minutes and on is the best as it’s a Goyte- Somebody I used to Know mixed with Levels remix, while a full light show goes on and fireworks go off over the water in the background. I actually think it would have probably been a top five moment in my life if I were there, but I luckily NSD Staff will be travelling en masse to EDC in New York in May so we’ll get our fill then. In the meantime, this entire set is awesome, and the fact that it’s filmed with a bunch of HD cameras all over the stage adds to it. FYI this is also the one where Madonna got in a fight with Deadmau5 for introducing Avicii by asking if anyone had seen Molly. Just watch the whole thing. Don’t try to tell yourself you do a lot of work after 3PM on a Friday.
If you haven’t heard of EDC aka Electric Daisy Carnival, you should go back and read my post from a few months ago and watch that video, because that video makes it look like truly one of the best events I can imagine. Before last year, EDC was only held in LA, making it a near impossible event to attend for us East-Coasters because of the sheer cost of ticket + hotel + cross country flight. Last year they held one in Vegas and Orlando, making it a little more feasible, but this week they announced the first one in New York City. Venue and pricing details are sketchy, but it looks like popular thought is leading towards MetLife Stadium for $129 for two days, which is an amazing deal versus most other festivals out there. Tickets go on sale at 3PM today. Worth mentioning that if you plan on attending you should probably research insurance policies. As I’m going to both this and Bonnaroo this year, I will be also researching coffins over the next few weeks.
UPDATE: First phase of the lineup Released. Oh my god. After the jump. Continue reading
If the title of this post doesn’t make you curious you should calmly navigate away from this page and check out a site maybe more geared to your needs, say Pinterest or GoodHousekeeping.com. Otherwise, like I’ve stated away, I’d like to publicly commend whoever was the first to convince girls that wearing body paint was the same thing as wearing clothing. And I’d also like to punch every guy in the world who works as a “body paint artist.” Besides Anthony Bourdain and Avicii, that guy has to have the world’s best job. His work shift involves flying to a Caribbean paradise and painting nude girls. What are the qualifications for this?
I don’t know how Sweden does it. America breeds great baseball players. Canada breeds great hockey players. Kenya breeds great marathon runners. And Sweden…well Sweden breeds DJs. First Avicii, then Alesso, now this guy, Ehrencrona. I can’t figure out how old he is or anything about him, but this is his first song so I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s about 14 since apparently they install DJ decks in their baby cribs over there. Amazing debut from this guy, and I love the name. Very simple, and exactly what you think as you listen to it. Enjoy.
As Avicii and especially Levels gets bigger and bigger, turned into pop hits by Flo Rida and mixed to commercials, new mashups of the song seem to hit the web by the hour. No use looking at any of them, because this one is the best by a mile. For some reason, Adel’s sad breakup songs seems to lend themselves perfectly to pumping happy Euro house music. This one is no different. Enjoy the weekend everyone.
Take this with a grain of salt, but Glide Magazine, a somewhat reputable source (in that they’ve correctly predicted the majority of the lineup the last few years) has compiled a list of the rumored headliners for Bonnaroo this year. And: Wow. The headliners: Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, Fleet Foxes, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Eagles, Phish, Radiohead and Prince. Not to mention the hundred or so other bands that always frequent these festivals regardless of year, like Avicii, Childish Gambino, Pretty Lights, Girl Talk, etc. I never thought I’d love Bonnaroo only because I always thought of it as strictly a hippy jamband fest, but that’s clearly no longer been the case over the last few years with the lineups, which feature bands for every type of music. Official lineup and tickets go on sale in mid-February. After the jump, I included the full article with more lineup news. Continue reading