EDC Dallas Ends Early

Posted: June 19, 2011 in Events

DALLAS, June 19, 2011 — “Our condolences and deepest sympathy go out to the family and friends of the man who passed away tonight. To go from a moment of happiness and enjoyment, to the loss of life, is very heartbreaking. We would like to ask everyone to keep the concertgoer and his family in their thoughts and prayers. Along with the independent local promoters in Dallas, we will work with the authorities to understand how this tragedy occurred.”

Pasquale Rotella, CEO of Insomniac Events

The Dallas County Medical Examiner says the person who died was 19-year-old Andrew James Graf of Argyle. Dallas Fire-Rescue originally said the deceased was a 15-year-old boy, but that appears to be an error on their part.  The huge festival was shut down during Skrillex’s set, where he yelled over the mic that he would be arrested if he didn’t stop playing, which encouraged many boo’s and yelling from the large crowd.

Not sure how this is going to affect EDC Vegas next weekend, but it will be interesting to see how this turns out for Insomniac and the cities relationship.  This same incident is the reason why EDC is not in Los Angeles this year and why they have tried to implement the 18+ rule.  Please party responsibly.

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This new release by SHM has already been proclaimed by many as the official summer anthem.  Check out the official music video for Swedish House Mafia’s ‘Save the World Tonight’.  Thoughts?

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Do we spy Jelo?  Pretty obsessed with this crazy disturbing video to this song, we even made a tee!

I’m the needle in your arm I’m the pipe in your mouth. Dirty tight, dirty light, licking the floor I’m the reason that they want to come and kick in the door. I’m a devil, I’m a demon, I’m the voice in your head. You know the one that’s telling you to jump over the edge.

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•     Needle feat. Sirreal – Dirtyloud [download on Beatport]
•     Donkey Punch (Hatiras’ Left Hook Repunch) – Jelo  [download on Beatport]
•     Symphonies (Dada Life remix) – Kid Cudi ft. Dan Black
•     The Island Part II: Dusk – Pendulum [download on Beatport]
•     Lapdance (Bingo Players Bootleg) – N.E.R.D.
•     Push It (Richard Vission Solmatic Remix) – Jesse & The Toy Boys
•     Pass that Dutch (Angger Dimas Bootleg) – Missy Elliott
•     5 Seconds (MG Vocal Mix) – Maurizio Gubellini [download on Beatport]

Go hard, or go home. Some dirty electro house tracks straight to your ears. Enjoy!

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We felt as if we were at Miami Music Week resulting from the magnitude and talent at this show. Van Toth, Deth Hertz & Sandro Silva opened for Funkagenda, Chris Lake & Laidback Luke. What a spectacular Memorial Day weekend it was! Funkagenda surprised the crowd with some pop song samples and the incredible Chris Lake blew them away! The biggest track we heard him drop was a remix of Lady Gaga‘s ‘Edge of Glory’ which, rumor has it, is going to be released alongside the release of the single. Since the Beatport beach party in Miami, more specifically when Chris Lake threw down incredibly hard, we could never forget his ability to get the energy through the roof. Yet again, with an amazing set filled with a few tracks we had never heard before, we were blown away. It was a non stop barrage of Chris Lake remixes that got the packed crowd dancing & sweating up a storm. Peaking the moment was Laidback Luke coming onto stage. Near the end of his set was like a firework show finale including System of a Down and his own Sundown remixes.  The energy from the crowd was incredible. We have never seen that many people that were just there because of their love for the music, dancing their hearts away with not a care in the world. Nights like these are why we love the music and the EDM world growing relentlessly here in San Diego.

Turbulence (Sidney Samson remix) – Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke ft. Lil’ Jon
Mortal Comeback – Laidback Luke
Sleepwalker – Chris Lake
Secrets in the Dark – Chris Lake
Splinter – Funkagenda
Black Chrome (Vandal remix) Deth Hertz Edit – Circuit Freq

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This could have been a big rant about all the stolen beats, lyrics, tracks etc etc from artists and giving no credit where it is due, but I think we may just want to let you see it for yourself.  With the newest release of Beyonce’s “Run the World (Girls)”, this “sampling” B.S. is getting on our last nerves. This year alone we have sat back and listened while Beyonce, Lady Gaga, J. Lo, & Katy Perry have completely stolen EDM tracks from artists and put their terrible lyrics over it, labeled it as their own, and gave no credit to the actual producers of the tracks.  While we can appreciate collaborations alongside producers such as Afrojack & David Guetta, stealing is in a whole other ballgame.  And we’re not the only ones who agree—check out Perez Hilton’s post and Calvin Harris’ tweet following the release of Chris Brown’s ripoff song.

Will.I.Am – Dance vs. Boys Noize – Yeah (Original)
Lady Gaga – Judas vs. Steve Angello & Sebastian Ingrosso – Buy Now – For Sale (remix)  [at 4:30 is a straight rip]
Beyonce – Run the World (Girls) vs. Major Lazer – Pon de Floor
Chris Brown – Yeah 3x vs. Calvin Harris – I’m Not Alone [at 0:44]
Britney Spears – Hold It Against Me vs. Bellamy Brothers – If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body
Katy Perry – E.T. (ft. Kanye West) vs. Streetz and Young Deuces – Peter Pan

We’d love to hear your opinion on this and whether or not this is stealing or rather just many collaborations/samplings going on.

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We love us some funky, disco tunes at all times of the day, here are some of our favs.  Get down, get groovy & enjoy your day!

Tom’s Diner (DNA Remix) – DNA feat. Suzanne Vega
Walking on a dream (Go Go Bizkitts Summer Falcon Jam!) – Empire of the Sun
I Want You Back vs. Starry Eye – Hulk Mash
Safari Disco Club (BeatauCue remix) – Yelle
Don’t Hurt Love – Steed Lord
Bring On The Night (Rocco Remix) – Cloudkickers
Drunk Girls (Holy Ghost! Remix) – LCD Soundsystem
So Much Love To Give (White Label) – Thomas Bangalter & DJ Falcon

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