YouTube is doing us all a favor and saving us the money, and time by streaming the Ultra Music Festival live on their website! With a star studded line up of DJs and artists: Above & Beyond, Afrojack, David Guetta, Fat Boy Slim, Avicii, Knife Party, Kaskade, Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5, etc… you might not want to miss this! Stream it live here!
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Ah, romance in the digital age…it’s like watching a fairy tale unfold right in front of your eyes, isn’t it? Former “LA Ink” star (and ex-mistress of Jesse James,) Kat Von D got the surprise of her lifetime when on-again-off-again boyfriend Joel Zimmerman, AKA Deadmau5, proposed on twitter, and chose to share the intimate moment with his over 1.8 million followers. The deejay posted a picture of the ring with an attached message that read, “I can’t wait for Christmas so…Katherine Von Drachenberg, will you marry me?” Kat immediately tweeted back, “Mi corazon! Thank you all for the lovely congratulations! Please excuse me while I go squeeze the hell out of my fiance!”
…And they say that romance is dead.
This year has been loaded with awesome, tracks, remixes and epic releases of electronic dance music. We have talked about some awesome music throughout the year and we’ve randomly picked ten of our favorite songs from 2012. Trust us, there are so many other good ones out there!
In no particular order, our favorite electronic dance music from 2012!
The Veldt – Deadmau5 Featuring Chris James
Anything Could Happen – Ellie Goulding
Make Some Noise – Chuckie and JunxterJack
Spectrum - Zedd
Roll It, Light It – Cypress Hill & Rusko
Killin’ It – Krewella
Let’s Go – Calvin Harris Featuring Ne-Yo
Can’t Stop Me – Afrojack & Shermanology
Bangarang - Skrillex Featuring Sirah (We know, it came out in 2011 but, it was days before 2012!)
Get Stoopid – Bombs Away & Seany B
Let us know your favorites from 2012!
As the year end approaches we think it is appropriate to share what we have found. EDM Sauce recently posted what they thought were the top ten best moments in EDM this past year. We at Radikal couldn’t agree more, so we picked a few of our favorites to share with you.
Ellie Goulding and Skrillex breaking up had to be one of the most disappointing pieces of EDM news. I think everyone had high hopes for this absolutely adorable couple. Maybe one day they’ll find their ways back to each other.
Rusko Releasing his music for free on his website. Let’s hope more EDM artists get angry and give us free music! You can get his free EP “KAPOW” by paying with a tweet or facebook post or by joining his mailing list. If you want, you can buy it on iTunes with money instead… but why would you do that?
EDC Las Vegas sold out this past summer and had a record breaking 320,000 attendees. This was such big news because it was the biggest festival ever in the history of Electronic Dance Music. In fact the dates have already been set for 2013’s Las Vegas Electric Daisy Carnival!
Deadmau5 randomly found vocals to his song “The Veldt” thanks to today’s social media. Joel Zimmerman created the song during a 22-hour live streaming session and was inspired by the short story “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury. Chris James reached out to Deadmau5 with his own lyrics that captured the essence of the short story and Zimmerman loved it. The song was officially released June 24, 2012 and the rest is history.
MTV’s VMA’s finally has an electronic dance music category! Enough said!
Swedish House Mafia announced on June 24, 2012 that their next tour will be their last. “One Last Tour” is going on now. You still have a chance to see them live!
Can you think of any better moments that happened for EDM in 2012? Let us know!
Have you heard of Al Walser? No? If you have it’s probably because he’s been all over the music blogs since he was nominated for a Grammy. In fact we posted about him last week. Here is a little overview and update so far.
His song, “I Can’t Live Without You” was nominated for “Best Dance Music Recording” alongside artists like Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii and Calvin Harris. The world of music blogs is in a sort of shock and awe over this extremely random nomination.
Yahoo music refers to the song as “an effort that’s not quite Rebecca Black-level terrible, but pretty close in terms of, well, not exactly making the professional grade.” House.net stated, “Certainly, it is difficult to believe that Al Walser’s single was legitimately nominated for the award in question, particularly when one actually listens to it.”
It’s hard not to feel embarrassed for Al Walser because this song is so bad! So bad in fact, we have to share it with you, again!
Here is the additional information. Strangely enough, there is also a video on YouTube of Deadmau5’s Joel Zimmerman reacting to Al Walser’s nomination that was posted under the user name “Al Walser.” It’s hard to tell if Zimmerman is angry, sarcastic or actually doesn’t care at all. Check it out for yourself.
As they say, any publicity is good publicity, what do you think?
EDM’s rise to mainstream pop culture has just begun. Corporate investors have recently expressed interest in Electronic Festivals and Ad Agencies are now jumping on the bandwagon. Here is Deadmau5 in the new Sonos (a wireless home music system) commercial. The DJ can be seen walking around his apartment in his iconic mouse ears with his cat, Professor Meowingtons. It’s only time before similar adds start to pop-up featuring electronic producers.
Check Out The Video Below!
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The music video for Insane (In Da Brain) is a hilarious parody of pop music’s most memorable video moments. An animated Damae of Fragma helps animated boxheads DJs From Mars spoof Massive Attack, Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, Nirvana, Shakira, and more! You can view the music video here. Insane (In Da Brain) is currently charting at #2 on bpm:tv’s coveted Hot 20 Dance Chart! Continue reading for the complete chart listing which includes artists – Avicii, Chris Lake, Inna, and Deadmau5! Read more…