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Mayhem Mondays: Ultra Music Festival 2014 Live Sets

Mayhem Mondays: Ultra Music Festival 2014 Live Sets

*Event Review* Gem and Jam Festival | Feb. 7 - 9 | 2014

*Event Review* Gem and Jam Festival | Feb. 7 – 9 | 2014

Gem and Jam was held in Tucson, Arizona, had a line-up that no one wanted to miss, and was full of vendors and collectors selling their best and most beautiful crystals. Since plane tickets were a little too expensive, I decided to make the 12 hour plus drive to Arizona from central California. Although the...
*Event Review* SnowGlobe | December 29-31 | 2013

*Event Review* SnowGlobe | December 29-31 | 2013

Driving up North to South Lake Tahoe on Sunday the 29th was breathtaking. A light blanket of snow covered the nearby scenery, the sun was shining, and the roads were clear. I’m not a stranger to Lake Tahoe, but never had I been during the winter. For months I had been anxiously awaiting SnowGlobe, and...
*Event Spotlight* Infinite Music, Euphonic Conceptions, New Earth MUZiQ & Challenger Presents: Gem and Jam | Tucson, AZ | Feb. 7 - 9

*Event Spotlight* Infinite Music, Euphonic Conceptions, New Earth MUZiQ & Challenger Presents: Gem and Jam | Tucson, AZ | Feb. 7 – 9

We are only a couple of months away from the highly anticipated event in Tucson, Arizona that will bring together many people’s favorite things: beautiful gem artwork and musical magic. The eighth annual Gem and Jam in Tucson is already creating a big buzz amongst festival-goers and music-lovers who are looking forward to live visionary...
*Event Review* Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival | November 14 - 17 | 2013

*Event Review* Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival | November 14 – 17 | 2013

Jam, Jazz, and Blues fanatics from all over the country assembled for Bear Creek Music Festival at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park to get down on some Funk. Paul Levine puts on an experience rivaled by none in its ability to supply a variety in musical styled musicians and an opportunity for them to...
*Artist of the Week* Rhythmstar

*Artist of the Week* Rhythmstar

This featured Artist of the Week is Rhythmstar. This L.A. born producer comes to the forefront with his debut release True Love. This full length album features some tribal world influence with liquid bass lines that flows seamlessly through all 15 tracks. Some salsa, moomba, and cumbia can be heard on the album, giving it a...
*Event Review* Symbiosis Gathering | September 19 - 23 | 2013

*Event Review* Symbiosis Gathering | September 19 – 23 | 2013

Symbiosis was one of Northern California’s last festivals of the summer, and it did nothing less than blow my mind and leave me with goosebumps. I had spent months keeping up with event updates: what workshops were being offered, which artists were scheduled, and what kind of delicious food I could devour. The music and...
*The Big Up Featured Artist Interview* Escort

*The Big Up Featured Artist Interview* Escort

Escort is a contemporary-NY disco band founded by Dan Balis and Eugene Cho which has transformed into a funky 17 piece line-up. Starting off as studio project for Balis and Cho this band is now regarded as one of New York City’s best acts to see live. Escort will be taking The Big Up Festival by storm...
*New Documentary* The Making of A Color Map of the Sun

*New Documentary* The Making of A Color Map of the Sun

Derek Vincent Smith, the man behind Pretty Lights, has released a behind-the-scenes look at his revolutionary analog electronica album, A Color Map of the Sun, which is available for free download on July 2nd. It is set to be the album that brings life and soul back into EDM like none other. The film gives a intimate view of how...
*Album Preview* The Human Experience - Soul Visions

*Album Preview* The Human Experience – Soul Visions

As a preview of The Human Experience’s upcoming album, Soul Visions, we have the track Sunu for your listening pleasure. The track gives you an idea of the amount of work going into this collaboration album with Rising Appalachia, for it features recorded banjo, plucked fiddle, and other live instruments such as trumpet and more. The lyrics are seductive...
*Event Spotlight* Pacha NYC & RPM Present: Shermanology | Pacha NYC | May 3

*Event Spotlight* Pacha NYC & RPM Present: Shermanology | Pacha NYC | May 3

On Friday, May 3rd, the Dutch DJ/vocalist trio and family, known as Shermanology, will be taking the stage at Pancha NYC. Andy, Dorothy, and Leon Sherman grew up listening to straight-up soul music, and now incorporate this genre with Dutch House sounds. Their 2012 collaboration with Afrojack’s Can’t Stop Me, unveiled their range of production...
*Emissions Featured Artist* Kill Paris

*Emissions Featured Artist* Kill Paris

After releasing his To A New Earth EP earlier this year, Kill Paris has been on tour and will be touring across the U.S. and Canada before performing at The Emissions Festival in Belden, California from May 17th-May 19th. Corey Baker began delving into music at the young age of 16 when he picked up...