Coachella is the premiere music festival in the united states and with ticket prices now climbing close to $500 just for GA, it can be hard to justify spending all that dough. As a natural born hustler, I have not paid to go to Coachella in more than 7 years, going each weekend since they started doing doubles 5 years ago. With that being said, one of the easiest ways to go to Coachella for free is by winning a contest. Now that might sound crazy because lots of people enter these things, but what most people don’t understand is that you can;t win something unless you enter! Even entering once gives you a chance to win and that chance is greater than if you didn’t enter at all! I’m working on a book right now that details how I have somehow gone to over 300 music festivals over the last decade for free and while I continue to work on that, I wanted to pass some of my knowledge to you here so maybe you too can join in on the free fun.
The DIRTYBIRD Crew have always cooked up the best music and food at their annual DIRTYBIRD BBQ events. Now, they’re bringing their signature events back to some of the coolest spots in the USA in three major cities – Los Angeles, Oakland, and Austin, TX.
They’re kicking it off in Austin on May 19th, then taking the party over to the Bay Area at a brand new venue in Oakland on June 2nd. The biggest surprise of all, DIRTYBIRD is making its first stop in one of its primary markets – Los Angeles – touching down on July 8th.
No matter the city, DIRTYBIRD has gotten the campout formula down to a fine science – combine good music with good food and good people and everyone is sure to have the time of their lives. Not to mention the best show contest, where attendes can don their favorite costumes for a chance to win prizes. A $20 add-on Feast ticket is available which gets you some of the signature BBQ they’ve become so famous for.
Also be on the lookout for the return of the DIRTYBIRD egghunt. This Saturday (3/31), three DIRTYBIRD ‘eggs’ will be spread throughout each city. At 11am local time, DIRTYBIRD will post clues for their locations on social media. The first 25 people to find an egg and post a selfie on social media with your city’s hashtag (#ATXBBQ, #BAYBBQ, or #LABBQ) will with one BBQ Ticket and a one-time 20 percent merch discount.
Chuurch are a little known Canadian production duo with a big future ahead of them. With previous releases on This Ain’t Bristol, Perfect Driver and Deadbeats – the Calgary-based duo are gearing up to release their Uunion EP on NEST this Friday as a free download.
Today, they’ve teased the forthcoming EP by dropping a new single: Erase The Pain feat. Blak Trash. Chuurch teamed up with Blak Trash, a Northern California-based rap duo who’s hypnotizing, monotonous flows pairs perfectly with Chuurch’s minimalist production.
This song bangs so hard, we kinda wish Blak Trash would release a full project purely filled with Chuurch production. For the meantime, we’ll settle for the forthcoming Uunion EP that Chuurch is dropping as a free download on NEST, this Friday
One of Australia’s favourite and most prominent producers, Golden Features aka Tom Stell today shares his new single “Falling Out”, out now on Warner Music Australia & Big Beat.
A deeply driving and emotional cut, “Falling Out” follows on from 2016’s phenomenal double a-side released through ODESZA’s label Foreign Family Collective, featuring the ethereal lullaby “Wolfie” with Julia Stone and darker number, “Funeral”. An electro-tinged journey of crunching synth stabs and momentous builds of infectiously propelling rhythms, “Falling Out” is clear and slicing in delivery.
Golden Features on “Falling Out”: “This song for me was a step away from conventional club music and a step toward traditional songwriting. It’s incredibly important to me that this album was built on songs and not single use/disposable club cuts.”
Following the successful releases of Golden Features’ self-titled debut EP in 2014, follow-up XXIV EP in 2015 and the atmospheric and infectious double a-side in 2016, Stell has risen to the top of Australia’s electronic music scene and become one of our most innovative producers. In the live arena, after selling out his Australian headline tour in 2015 and playing to leading US festivals like HARD Summer and Holy Ship, alongside joining Alison Wonderland on her US tour – Golden Features made groundbreaking festival appearances at Splendour in the Grass in 2017 and Field Day earlier this year. Debuting a brand new live show in January, the producer fast cemented his reputation for delivering a magnified audio-visual experience of his all encompassing productions.
Golden Features emerges from the studio today with another highly welcomed, innovative taste of new music – letting his creative abilities reach expanded heights once more. With further promised music on the way, sink into “Falling Out” for now – and watch Tom Stell continue his impressive ascent as one of Australia’s brightest artists in 2018.
Stream “Falling Out” below via Warner Music Australia and Big Beat.
Chuurch have poised themselves for another big year by announcing their new EP project – Uunion. The full EP will be out on March 27th, through Skrillex’s label NEST.
The Calgary production duo have been leaving their infectious and distinctive bass-driven beats in the minds of many while touring across Canada. Having previously released projects on Deadbeats, Perfect Driver and This Ain’t Bristol, Chuurch is here today to give their fans a sneak peak to one of their EP’s tracks – One Mind.
When asked about the duo’s early days, both artist revealed that they met through chance and started collaborating in production, not knowing that what would soon come of it. Coming from very different music backgrounds, one in Hip Hop while the other in Jazz music, the two managed to find creative inspirations from one another that spans into what we know today – Chuurch. What sets them apart from the masses in the crowded genre of electronic music is their signature stripped-back bass sound that has been coined “Lean Bass” by fans.
The track One Mind follows the signature style of the artists’ vision, creating an industrial sound that still has an aggressive and upbeat edge to it, in line with their avant-garde approach to music production. It generates such a fresh and immediately recognizable sound that the moment you listen to it, you’re hitting that repeat button.
Listen to Chuurch’s new single, One Mind on Spotify here.
Renowned for their trap music in the EDM world, Brazilian duos Tropkillaz returns with brand new single, Milk & Honey featuring American singer Aloe Blacc.
The Brazilian producers DJ ZaGon and Andre Laudz rose to fame in 2012 and received global recognition for their featured track “Hide” that received about 100 million views for the 2013 Superbowl. Backtracking to how the group was formed, it came to a surprise that the pair actually met on Twitter and are at least a generation apart in age. Nevertheless, the two clicked and began regularly making beats together, establishing themselves as Kings in the Trap world.
The two talented producers have teamed up with Aloe Blacc for an infectious new song and video – Milk & Honey – right in time for the ensuing spring and summer months. Tropkillaz have gone for more electro/pop-driven production than their usual bass-heavy sound and Aloe Blacc’s vocals take the track to a new level, completing an unexpected but impressive collaboration.
If you heard of Avicii’s “Wake Me Up”, you would have heard Aloe Blacc’s amazing vocals behind one of the biggest crossover songs of the decade. Not only was he known for this track, he was also known for his singles ‘I need a Dollar’ and ‘The Man’ which topped the charts in the United Kingdom.
The video has been shot between Los Angeles and São Paulo and is produced & directed by Brazilian super director Kondzilla (owner of the world’s #1 music channel), and Marcos Loschiavo.
In 2014, it’s a surprise when one of The Avener remake track, Fade Out Lines made it to most of the charts. No one would expect that the song originally by Phoebe Killdeer & The Short Straws would have shot the French producer to fame. First in Germany, Top 10 hit in Australia, Belgium, Denmark etc, quickly followed by achieving the number one position in no less than 22 countries, the track definitely make us turn our heads now when the name The Avener is mentioned.
Fast forward to present day, after months of hiatus since his last track in early 2017, the electro house producer is surprising his fans with a new remake track of Bob Dylan’s Master of War. Known as one of BD’s best songs and one of the top 10 protest songs of all time, the repetitive lyrics and theme of a single harmony work in tandem to engage listeners of the singer’s perspective.
Being thrilled and honoured to be able to produce his version of this great song, The Avener will be adding elements of blues, jazz, folk and funk, showcasing his subtle electronic production, not taking away any essence of Bob Dylan’s original of course.
Check out the track now and and I’m sure you’ll love it cause The Avener never fails to deliver.