Friday, April 18, 2014

AURA Music & Arts Festival will be back for a 6th year in 2015!

Following our Wanee high, we’re happy to announce that AURA Music & Arts Festival will be returning to Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park for its 6th year! One of our favorite mid-winter festivals at one of our favorite forest-lined venues, AURA has been providing the magic (and the funk!) year after year. The only difference? 2015 will see a new weekend for the festival, which will be moving from mid-February to March 6-8—just in time for Spring break.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Moth Equals releases third album, 'Sick Puppy'

Who is Moth Equals? It seems as though he is a very low-key 24-year-old British music producer. He is not attached to a record label and he is not one who travels the world on tour—for now.  He makes his music available to the world by uploading it onto his Bandcamp, Soundcloud and YouTube accounts. His three full-length albums are available for download on Bandcamp using the "pay as you wish" payment plan. Any updates regarding his musical progress can be followed by reading his Facebook page. What more could you ask from an emerging artist in this day and age?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Top 5 Tracks #2

It's pretty common knowledge that the month of March yields musical madness for the lucky residents and tourists of Miami, which is why April is dedicated to overcoming an insane auditory hangover. Like a good 'ol Bloody, the music world is still there to provide us some respite from the hand that fed us (even though it is, technically, that hand in question). Which is why we feel the need to list some tracks and mixes that have us trickle tripping our way back to reality.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Emissions Music Festival: A Showcase of 2014’s West Coast Bass Culture + Ticket Giveaway

Warm spring weather is swiftly approaching, which means it’s go time for planning which outdoor festivals we’ll be attending for this year's "Festy Season." With lots of options to choose from, it is important to avoid spending exorbitant fees at commercial music festivals. Cheaper, often happier, intimate festivals like Emissions West Coast Bass Festival offer a more fruitful experience altogether.

*See end of post for ticket giveaway details*

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Hudson Project announces initial lineup, tickets on sale now

While we here at Bionic Beatlab have been avid supporters of Camp Bisco throughout the years, and are sad to hear news of its current hiatus status, we are proud to welcome MCP Presents' newest endeavor: The Hudson Project.

Hotel Garuda remixes Lana Del Rey's "Summertime Sadness"

Here's a track we can all agree has been overplayed everywhere from the radio to the club, trashy house parties, and our living room dancefloors. Not that it's a bad song or anything, but every song has its time and this one has clearly struck midnight on itself.

Luckily for us, Hotel Garuda has exercised their talents once more and redressed Lana Del Rey's highest charting Billboard hit, "Summertime Sadness," back into a tune we can't resist playing. The duo has earned a media spotlight in recent months for their disco-infused remixes from Disclosure to Corona and now this pop bombshell beauty.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Thee Oh Sees please with news of new album, 'Drop'

Thee Oh Sees know what they are doing; they made us cry when they announced their indefinite hiatus back in December. We were left to sulk in the dry spell void of live performances or mind-melting new music. And now they give us a consolation gift, “Drop,” the title-track teaser from their upcoming album.

Bicycle Day Weekend: Celebrating the Revival of Renaissance

It is a New Age. It is an Age of unprecedented change, an Age of inclusive spirituality without borders, an age of holistic approaches to higher planes of consciousness, an Age of Mind, Body, and Spirit. It is the age of the Visionaries.

Monday, April 7, 2014

DGTL Artist Spotlight: Hot Since 82

In exactly 12 days, the NDSM docklands in Amsterdam will bring some of the best underground electronic music acts together with people from around the globe as part of this year's DGTL Festival.

By day, the waterfront and shipbuilding warehouses will fuse together to create a unique, industrial environment; by night, pretvormers (Dutch for "fun-makers") of dragons and dinosaurs will roam the earth alongside the fire-spitting mechanical dog named LRRY, enticing all festival goers in their paths.

With its eccentric visual artist roster, unconventional landscape and talented lineup, the DGTL experience is going to change people's minds about how far music festivals can go to entertain guests with both art and music.

There is one Leeds based producer whose simple sounding, yet complexly produced house music will be featured on Day two of DGTL— his name is Daley Padley, aka Hot Since 82. Named the UK's new house superstar by Mixmag in March, things are looking up for this DJ. Introduced to clubbing from the ripe age of 14, he has had a whirlwind of a career ever since his 2011 track "Let It Ride" was released on Noir Music.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Top 5 Tracks: WMC Edition

Looking back on this year's Winter Music Conference, it is evident that dance music is still in the process of switching up its game no matter which genre is on the mainstream pipeline. The focus of this year placed a heavy emphasis on a cross section of styles including techno, deep house and, of course, chart-topping big room EDM, leaving a melting pot of musical tastes to be heard and digested.
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While the list of credible tracks that made headway last week is subjective and can probably amount to more than just a handful of choices, these five below are the ones that left a notable impression on myself as a critic of modern dance music.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Discover New Talents Online and Offline with Emerging Ibiza

Invading the picturesque White Isle of Ibiza this May 27-31 is the brand new festival Emerging Ibiza. This event is unlike any other music show or festival that you will encounter this year. With the stream of summer festival lineups slowly being released, Emerging Ibiza is doing something different. Instead of trying to attract the hottest top DJ acts as headliners, Emerging Ibiza is providing the best platform for aspiring, up and coming artists to get their music out to a worldwide audience. The compilation of the lineup is what makes this one of the most exciting, breakthrough festivals of 2014. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Malah brings sounds from new EP, Trias Part 1, to Florida

The Malah, a band that has been circulating the jam circuit for just over a decade now, is returning to Florida this week on a four-date mini tour throughout the state. With their origins in Greenville, South Carolina the three-piece outfit has been captivating audiences on a national level with their jam-infused livetronica sound.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Pete Tong reveals lineup for All Gone Miami Pool Party

The 7th annual All Gone Pete Tong Pool Party returns once again to this side of the Atlantic for 2014's Miami Music Week at the Surfcomber Hotel next Friday, March 28. Official news of the event's return came early this year, leaving fans guessing who would take to the decks alongside the notorious BBC Radio 1 host.
The anticipation came to an end this St. Patrick's day as Pete Tong drew the curtains on his curated lineup, revealing his selected list of all-star performance guests to join him in the Miami sun — Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Carlo Lio, Dubfire, Kölsch, Michael Brun, MK, Oliver Heldens, Nathan Barato, Tube & Berger, The Chainsmokers and more surprise special guests.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Grand Central's Extensive 2014 Miami Music Week Lineup

Keeping track of all the WMC and MMW parties can be intimidating and crazy (Check out our 2014 Miami Music Week guide). The list of things to do during this exclusive week of music seems never ending. Deciding which events you should go to is even more daunting. But one venue in Miami has a lil something for everyone.

From March 22 through March 29, Grand Central and The Garret will showcase a number of shows with the hottest acts in electronic music today. With some of the best lineups of the week, it is hard to say that you won't end up at Grand Central at least once during Miami Music Week.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wait No More, the new Fake Blood EP is here!

Fake Blood, British DJ extraordinaire, has been busy. He has produced a string of successful electro EPs on his record label, Blood Music, featuring artists like Blatta & Inesha, Madame and Boy 8-Bit. Not only is he an outstanding producer and DJ with several aliases, but he is also a talented graffiti artist; images of his graffiti can be found on his Facebook and Instagram (@iamfakeblood). Finally, he dropped hints last month regarding a long-awaited release of three new tracks.

Friday, March 7, 2014

DGTL Spotlight: Innervisions

Hailing from the land of Albert Einstein, Friedrich Nietzsche, Beethoven, the invention of gummy bears, the autobahn and the world-famous Oktoberfest, Innervisions is an up-and-coming Berlin-based electronic music label that will be featured at this year's DGTL Festival.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wolfgang Gartner headlines Gator Stompin' 2014, the largest pub crawl in America

Claiming the title as our nation's largest pub crawl, it comes with no surprise that the organizers of Gator Stompin' have booked one of electronic music's most highly respected producers to headline this year's music lineup— Wolfgang Gartner.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Free Download: Young Heavy Souls — Volume One Compilation Album

Just over a week ago, the Detroit-based record label, Young Heavy Souls released its first official compilation album, Volume One, showcasing the many talents of its skillful artists and pledging a strong addition to the city’s repertoire in all things music. Although the majority of the team consists of artists local to the Midwest, their passion for collaboration brings them together under one jam-filled roof.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Dude Skywalker — Together EP (featuring CHALK)

Dade County natives Dude Skywalker are at it again. After just releasing their Soular System EP, the trio treats us with another two songs to mix into our daily playlist. Released now on petFood Records on February 18, their latest Together EP explores minimal techno and deep house that we haven't seen a lot of in their more recent stylistic approaches.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Miami Music Week 2014: Event Guide

It's hard to admit the fact that this year's Miami Music Week is creeping around the corner, staring at you with those Rowan Atkinson eyes. Where did the past twelve months go? Are you ready for this? Are your feet ready? Are your ears ready? Is your wallet ready!?

I almost refuse to accept the actuality of what's to come but deep down I know that I'm as excited as a hydrogen atom before it jumps to the next energy level. Am I glowing yet? Because I feel like I'm radiating fluorescent wavelengths from my pores thanks to the bombardment of music lineups that has saturated my Facebook news feed. Sooner or later I'm going to explode as I collide with the reality of it all—if you don't understand what I'm alluding to than you shouldn't be allowed to wear neon to dance shows.

We know where we're going to be this year, for the most part, but do you? Here's our comprehensive guide to just about every event going down during this year's Miami Music Week. We will update this list regularly because apparently there is never enough options to choose from.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

AURA Music & Arts Festival 2014: Where the music keeps you warm

Suwannee has become like a second home to me. Each time I return to the park's majestic forested landscapes, I find myself humbly at peace with the world around me and the people with whom I share it with. This having been my third year returning to AURA Music Festival, I am proud to say that I've had the chance to witness this festival grow over the years in almost every aspect.

From its roster of musical talents to its mesmerizing visual aesthetics, upgraded stage productions, festival amenities, dedicated crew and devoted fan base, it has become something greater than just your average social gathering.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

CounterPoint 2014: Back and better than ever

When the creators of Tomorrowland announced that TomorrowWorld, the American edition of their festival, would be held in the Chattahoochee Hills, many wondered what would happen to the other festival that was previously held at the same location. After a wildly successful first year in 2012, CounterPoint Music Festival is back with a new venue and a massive lineup. From indie, chillwave and electronica to electro, hip-hop and trap, CounterPoint has covered every genre a modern-day music lover could want. There is, literally, something for everyone.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Dude Skywalker Releases New EP, Soular System

All aboard the Dude Skywalker ship headed into outer space. The Miami-based trio consists of Alex Borges, Sam Plessett and Fabio Galarce. These galaxy trekkers have given us a taste of a little bit of soul and a little bit of space all wrapped up in three songs, which make up their new Soular System EP, taking the warehouse rave into outer space with ambient sonic textures over a grungy house vibe.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Zak the Blak makes Suwannee debut at this year's AURA Music Festival

Thanks to all the hard work from the festival curators over at Brotherly Love Productions and AURA Music Group, this year's AURA Music Festival lineup will bring back favorites like Papadosio, Conspirator, Kung Fu and more. This year's bill will also spotlight some AURA newcomers like Lotus, Particle and Zak the Blak.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Free Download: Never Stop (Durante Remix) — Lenno

Today marks the official release of Durante's remix of Lenno's "Never Stop," out on HeavyRoc Music. The remix comes along with Lenno's Never Stop EP Remixed, which also features additional remixes by Bestrack Productions, Alizzz and Geisha Twins.