Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bingo Players loses beautiful soul, Paul Baumer

Bingo Players, made up of Maarten Hoogstraten and Paul Baumer, are a Dutch dance and electro-house group originated in the Netherlands. Known best for their hit, "Cry", Paul & Maarten will forever go down in EDM history for making some of the greatest electronic songs known to man. The above track is called "Rattle" and was nominated for the world's best song at the World Music Awards.

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It is with great sadness to announce the passing of half of the magic made on stage. Paul Baumer passed away this morning after being diagnosed with cancer only five short months ago. All Bingo Players shows will be cancelled for the remainder of the year, as the friends and family of Paul Baumer take time to deal with the loss of their loved one. On behalf of myself and the entire worldwide EDM Family, we send our thoughts, prayers, and massive amounts of love out to the friends and family of Paul. Only the good die young <3

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Soundgarden Hall- Philadelphia

Thank you Daily Beat for the amazing photos of myself from last Saturday's show in Philly!

Photography credits go to Ryan Farber
Follow him on Twitter!: @RoninTownsend

Monday, December 9, 2013

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Flux Pavilion, born as Joshua Steele, is a dubstep producer and DJ who has been performing since early 2008. Known best for his hits, "Bass Cannon" and "I Can't Stop", Flux was nominated for the BBC's Sound of 2012 poll, which most music/industry critics utilize to find the most promising new talent. In January of 2013, Josh released a new EP titled, Blow The Roof, which contains the above track "Starlights". His newest five track Extended Play named, Freeway, was released on November 11th and features other electronic artists such as Steve Aoki.

                                               Follow him on Twitter!: @Fluxpavilion
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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Jon Gooch, better known for his multiple stage names, Feed Me and/or Spor, is a drum & bass and electro house producer from Hertfordshire, England. Jon released his debut studio album titled "Calamari Tuesday"on October 14th of this year which features fifteen original tracks. The above song, "Trap Door" features Hadouken!, a British band formed in 2006 by singer and producer, James Smith and his girlfriend, Alice Spooner. Feed Me's fast paced tempos & groovy sounds, mixed with Hadouken's bad ass lyrical content create a diverse piece of electronic music for all to enjoy!

                                             Follow them on Twitter!: @HadoukenUK

Monday, November 11, 2013

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Follow them on Twitter!: @ReelBigFish

Reel Big Fish, an American ska-punk band from southern California, will be taking State College by storm on November 18th. The above song, "Sell Out" was their very first hit that was released in 1996. The track gained its mainstream acclaim in the late 90's, which was just the early stage of success for this group. After 21 years of line-up changes, Aaron Barrett, lead singer, guitarist and song writer, remains the only original member of Reel Big Fish. The band's latest 2012 release called "Candy Coated Fury" is a beautiful mixture of brass instruments, groovey tunes, and extraordinary musical talents. 

Follow them on Twitter!: @fiveironfrenzy

Accompanying them will also be Five Iron Frenzy, a band formed in Denver, Colorado in the mid 90's. Not only are they known for their many years of faithful success, but nearly eight years after their disbandment in 2001, Five Iron Frenzy produced a fan-funded album titled "Engine of a Million Plots" through a historical Kickstarter program that raised $30,000 in under an hour. The long-awaited album will drop on November 23rd and can be preordered here!

Levels Nightclub is hosting this colossal show and tickets are available here!
Don't miss out on this awesome opportunity to see so many truly amazing groups!

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OceanLab is a vocal trance group formed in London nearly 13 years ago. Consisting of the members of Above & Beyond, plus female vocalist, Justine Suissa, their original success began with the single "Clear Blue Water". This above track is called "On A Good Day" and happens to be one of my personal favorite songs ever. Although OceanLab is no longer producing music, Above & Beyond's success will continue to escalate with their millions of loyal fans and weekly radio show called Group Therapy. Above and Beyond is also currently ranked #17 on Top 100 DJ's in the world. 

Follow on Twitter!: @AboveandBeyond
Photo courtesy of Levels Nightclub

Friday, November 1, 2013

Color Map of the Sun

Released on July 2nd, 2013, A Color Map of the Sun is American electronic artist, Pretty Lights' newest, and in my opinion, best album yet. Double vinyls, CD copies, and a documentary, which was filmed during the making of this double-disk album, were all released together on the day the album dropped. Pretty Lights, aka Derek-Vincent Smith, has headlined more monumental events than almost any other EDM artist. Derek is also widely known for constructing one of the most unforgettable light shows in the world. (Hence the name, Pretty Lights.)

Follow him on Twitter!: @PrettyLights
Like his page on Facebook!:Pretty Lights

Tonight in Camden, New Jersey, I have the distinct pleasure of seeing Derek perform for the second time in two years. Photos will be posted to the right! Krewella, Seven Lions, and Candyland will also be featured following the show!