Above & Beyond will be blowing minds in Australia starting January 25, 2013 in Family, Brisbane. You can catch them on one of their five stops while on tour. Above & Beyond hails from London, England and have been making trance music since 2000. Members Jono Grant, Tony McGuiness and Paavo Siljamäki have created some hypnotizing music that even hits close to home like Alchemy. If you haven’t seen the video for this song check it out on Above & Beyond’s site.
Australia Tour 2013
25 January – Family, Brisbane
26 January – Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
27 January – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
01 February – Metro City, Perth
02 February – HiSense Arena, Melbourne
Richie Hawtin, also known by his alias Plastikman, is coming back to the US this fall for a college tour with several other DJ’s in an attempt to introduce what he calls “the deeper side of electronic music.” Cntrl: Beyond EDM kicks off Monday, October 29th at SUNY Buffalo and will tour colleges on the East Coast, Midwest, and parts of Canada.
The tour will be a bus tour and the main goal will not only be to get their names out there, but to also teach people about all the genres and subgenres of electronic dance music. Loco Dice, Carl Craig, and Seth Troxler are some familiar names that will be present along with several other artists who will be joining workshops or playing at night. The workshops will be held by the artists themselves like, Loco Dice on old-school DJ-ing with modern technology or Hawtin’s sound technician on the importance of sound quality. In the end they hope that allowing people to talk to artists who have been producing electronic music for years will inspire a new generation of music lovers.
Vice Magazine teamed up with Air to bring a series of electronic shows to the west coast this summer. Air is an innovative new drink that combines carbonated water with alcohol. Officially named “The Air Launch Parties,” the party will begin on June 28th in LA with Sebastian Teller, and the parties will continue 4 more times across the summer with DJs like: Z-Trip, Sinden, Lemonade, and more. These shows are also free, and count on Air providing free samples of their water cocktails to beat the summer heat and get a buzz on.
Creamfields founder James Barton has said that the dance music scene wouldn’t exist in North America without David Guetta.
Speaking in front of an audience of industry luminaries at the IMS, Barton said, “David Guetta gets slammed so many times, [but] there wouldn’t be an American electronic scene without him”. Barton, who recently sold his Creamfields running business to Live Nation for £13.9 million, went on to say “He opened up America for all of these guys to follow. And now because he’s really successful, he gets a bit of stick. I think that’s wrong.” The comments echo sentiment recently expressed by David Guetta where he said staying underground would have killed dance music.
You can watch the video of Barton’s comments and a round up of Day One at IMS below. via MixMag