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!
Datilly reports, world renowned festival promotion/production company Insomniac Events, is teaming up with The Cosmopolitan’s Marquee Dayclub for a new pool party experience, Wet Wonderland.
“Insomniac is an unrivaled event producer in the dance music world, and we could not think of a better collaborator to team up with to introduce what is sure to be an electrifying daytime party to close out each weekend,” said Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub partner Jason Strauss.
You can read the full article here, and check out the video below of Kaskade at the Marquee nightclub in Las Vegas.
EDM has made its way to the front page of the New York Times with the article, Electronic Dance Concerts Turn Up Volume, Tempting Investors. Recently, electronic music concerts and festivals established a presence in the US that is comparable with our European counterparts. Attracted to the superstar DJ line-ups and the overall care-free, high energy atmosphere, dance music lovers are willing to pay big bucks to be apart of it. According to the chief executive of Live Nation Entertainment, Michael Rapino, “If you’re 15 to 25 years old now, this is your rock ‘n’ roll “. Most imporantly the article explores the ever present question, “Will its popularity stick this time or blow over as it did in the 1990s, when it was called electronica?”
Click here to continue reading the original article.
Today Made Events and Electric Zoo released phase 1 of their highly anticipated line up. New York’s dance music festival encountered some competition with Electric Daisy Carnival’s move to Metlife Stadium in May, however Electric Zoo’s lineup is a force to be reckoned with. This year’s lineup brings the biggest names in Trance (ATB, Above & Beyond, Dash Berlin) alongside underground heavyweights (Luciano, Paco Osuna, Chris Leibing) and the hottest names in Electro (Dillion Francis, Hardwell, and Nicky Romero). Of course no festival is complete without a huge headliner and Sunday will be an epic closing set when Tiesto takes the main stage.
Electric Zoo will be held on Randall’s Island Labor Day Weekend. Three day passes are on sale, starting at $299 (Payment Plans Available). For additional information on travel packages click here.