EDC Las Vegas Lineup Revealed In A Creative Way

Filed by Jenette DanieleJenette Daniele

Insomniac have always released their EDC Las Vegas lineups in creative ways, and this year is no different. In the spirit Valentines Day, EDC have decided to reveal the lineup through heart-shaped candy.

Important people within the industry (media outlets, labels, promoters, and even ravers) have received a valentines day gift from Insomniac with certain artists revealed inside.

Make sure you are following , and tune in today at 4:00 PM (PST) on Night Owl Radio for the full lineup reveal.

We have compiled a list down below the already revealed artists to be playing the 22nd edition EDC Las Vegas:

Andy C
Armin van Buuren
Chris Lorenzo
DJ Isaac
Dash Berlin
Eric Prydz
Ferry Corsten
Flux Pavillion
Green velvet
Hot Since 82
Martin Garrix
Paul Van Dyk
San Holo
Virtual Self
Wasted Penguinz

EDC Las Vegas Announces Campsite Pre-Party with Excision, G Jones & Habstrakt

Filed by Abbey ShoreAbbey Shore

With just three months until EDC Las Vegas, and the debut camping at the festival, Insomniac has announced that the party will start a little earlier this year with a Thursday night camping kick-f party! So far, confirmed artists are Excision, G Jones, and Habstrakt, with more to be announced.

The confirmation came from Insomniac founder, Pasquale Rotella in a Twitter conversation with Excision. Rotella tagged Excision “asking” about the possibility him performing at the camping pre-party. X responded accepting the fer, and jokingly requests for 20 extra subs in order to perform. Bassheads, your dreams have finally become a reality.

Later, Pasquale Rotella made G Jones and Habstrakt the same fer. Obviously, the two DJs couldn’t refuse. A few hours later? Boom! Your kick f to EDCLV pre-party is ficial, flyer and all. Join them May 17 from 10pm-3am to greet the morning with bass.

This year’s EDC Las Vegas is looking like it will be the best year yet. Camp EDC is not the typical festival camping experience like other Insomniac camping events. Campsites at Camp EDC feature air-conditioned ShiftPods or RV spots to park. Roll up in your decked out ride, park for the weekend, and relax. There is no need to stress about traffic in and out. This will definitely be an unforgettable experience a lifetime. These new additions aren’t the only new plans in store for the EDC camping experience; more surprises are soon to be announced regarding a pool and other amenities.

Questioning camping this EDC Las Vegas? Question no further, it’s going to be the place to be, we assure you. Let the bass take you away, beginning with the pre-party’s mini bass lineup. Consider this shindig a pre-cursor to the epic lineup that Pasquale promises to deliver soon. Stay tuned for more announcements to come.

EDC Las Vegas Announces Campsite Pre-Party with Excision, G Jones & Habstrakt

ZHU just dropped another a bass-hungry tune

Filed by Ellamae AlewineEllamae Alewine

After launching himself into a stirring career back in 2014, electronic producer ZHU has been on everyone’s radar for a while now, producing some the most catchy and dynamic tracks in the electronic music scene.

ZHU is usually known for his House/Electro blends and huge collaborations but now he’s dropped a fiery, heavy Trap beat dubbed Jet, The Doberman. ZHU‘s productions have always been ahead its time so his move to expand his sound is working out very well for him.

Jet, The Doberman still has ZHU‘s signature ominous and dark atmospheres but he’s twisted it into a different style bass music fusing components from Trap, Hip-Hop and Future Beats together.

Check out ZHU‘s latest single below!

House lord Josh Butler has shared a playlist built for the club

Filed by Antonio AlbertyAntonio Alberty

After starting 2018 strongly with a new single Hot Creations and joining in on a Kerri Chandler remix package, Josh Butler has dived in on our Curated By playlist series.

With his Aus/NZ tour kicking f this weekend at in Brisbane, Butler compiled a stack house tunes one might expect to hear during his stint down under, including cuts from Kenny Larkin, Carl Cox and himself.

Speaking on the playlist, Butler explains “The track selection I went for explores some the areas House music that I love – from deeper vocal sounds, to heavy hitting dancefloor tracks. Some them haven’t left my my record box for years!”

Listen to the playlist in full below, along with his Aus/NZ dates.

Feb 16 – Syndrome pres. COCO Edition @ The Met ()
Feb 17 – Defected Sydney @ Greenwood ()
Feb 18 – Summer Series @ Revolver Upstairs ()
Feb 23 – Young Tokyo @ Sugar ()
Feb 24 – Josh Butler @ Bloom ()
Feb 25 – Electric Rush Anniversary @ Barmuda ()

BRKLYN Releases New Single 'All Around The World (Feat. Lenachka)'

Filed by Yun PinkertonYun Pinkerton

BRKLYN Releases New Single 'All Around The World (Feat. Lenachka)'

BRKLYN feat. Lenachka – All Around The World

is out with another vocal beauty ‘All Around The World‘, released on . If you haven’t heard Cam and Cody, they are frequently in Las Vegas headlining Hakassan and numerous pool parties. The duo have released many hit tracks on Enhanced Recordings, and have worked with Rick Nowels (Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding), S1 (Kanye West, Eminem), Cosmic Gate and Maor Levi. They incorporate live guitar and other instruments to truly make their performances one a kind.  The guys are best known for , ‘In the Heart Of The City‘, and ‘U Are‘ which features Paul Oakenfold and Amba Shepherd on the vocals.

‘All Around The World’ features Lenachka‘s stunning vocals, along with BRKLYN’s unmatched production. They are constantly striving to be the best and put in 110% to each one their tracks. Cam and Cody are not about confining to the stereotypical label dance music just to make a buck, but truly want quality over quantity. Cam’s pink hair showcases the vibe BRKLYN, a laid back and care free attitude which is perfect for California. Listen to ‘All Around The World’ below.

BRKLYN feat. Lenachka – All Around The World |

Sleepless Fish May Be The Answer To Humans Staying Up All Night

Filed by Elsa MajewskiElsa Majewski

Sleepless Fish May Be The Answer To Humans Staying Up All Night Ever been to an event where your favorite DJ is playing a marathon set until the sunrise but you just don’t have the energy to dance until dawn? I know I have, but this problem may soon have a solution.

A team neuroscientists at Florida Atlantic University are currently studying a type fish known as the Mexican Tetra that requires only two hours sleep per every 24-hours. The fish possess a protein called hypocretin (HCRT) that allow them to sleep very little without any major consequences. Scientists are now experimenting the possibility to turn this protein into a drug for humans to grant us the similar results. Neurologist, Alex Keene, stated the following regarding the experiment:

Can you imagine what would happen if this sleepless drug actually hits shelves? This would definitely come in handy for festivals and sunrise sets.

Snapchat Rolls Out New Addition By Putting Snap Maps Online

Filed by Yun PinkertonYun Pinkerton

In latest effort to stay ahead the curve, the social media platform rolled out a new feature that allows anyone with access to internet the ability to view Snap Maps. Similar to the iPhone’s ‘Find My Friends’, Snap Maps allows Snapchat users to see where their friends are and view their stories. Now if say, your grandma, wants to check out what’s happening downtown she can fire up the ol’ desktop, head to and watch app user’s uploaded snaps.

The map is also a way for people to view breaking news, or popular events happening with the real time heat map. In this regard, Snapchat is hoping to attract media outlets and journalists. states “Snap is also hoping this will become a resource for media organizations hoping to drive engagement and provide real-time views news viewers and readers care about. There’s an embed feature, letting you quickly and easily get a link or an actual embed code for inclusion in your own posts or website.” 

Snapchat has been pushing to make shareable online content when just last month they announced the ability to embed public stories for viewers to share text, email, Twitter etc.

Recently, Snapchat has made many its users angry and slightly confused with their new interface update. Over 800,000 distraught snapchatters have signed a petition asking Snapchat to go back to its older design.

This isn’t the first time a social media platform has upset users with a new algorithm change or a new layout, but apparently the response to this update is worse than Chipotle’s E.Coli outbreak. Ouch.

Maybe we just have to give our old friend Snapchat the benefit the doubt that everything will work out. Or just wait for Vine 2 to happen.

Kira Puru is playing a free, Valentines Day show in Sydney tonight

Filed by Judi PeartJudi Peart

Coming f the back an incredible new music video, Kira Puru will be playing a free Sydney show tonight for all you Valentines lovers out on the town.

The gig – taking place at Bondi’s Sosueme alongside fellow up-and-comer CLYPSO – follows the recent release ‘Tension’, a track that came paired with a stellar music video that was directed by Melbourne based DJ/graphic designer .

Speaking on the video, Puru says “I have been inundated with videos people dancing to Tension since it was released. The song itself is about the electricity that bolts through you when you see someone you have chemistry with, and the complex emotions you experience in that split second. I wanted the video to emulate that feeling and to incorporate the joy and recklessness in the videos I have been sent. Dancing is the highest compliment a song can receive.” 

Check out he video below and head to Sosueme’s for more event details.

You can also catch Kira Puru at her single launches at Oxford Art Factory, Sydey on March 9 and at The Workers Club in Melbourne on the 10th.

Iconic Sydney venue The Imperial set to re-open next month

Filed by Alvera CastaldoAlvera Castaldo

After a long slumber, The Imperial Hotel in Erskineville will be re-opening it’s doors in March.

The popular venue was closed in September 2017 for renovations, following two bumpy years consisting a few run-ins with the authorities, however it will be re-emerging with a facelift just in time for Mardi Gras.

The ficial launch night, lining up with Mardi Gras-eve, will see the new and improved Imperial hosting a Priscilla Tribute , followed by an Indigenous drag  on the Saturday. Big weekend ahead.

Iconic Sydney venue The Imperial set to re-open next month
The Imperial (Facebook)

Here is hoping The Imperial returns to being the elite, inner west nightspot we all knew and loved. Even we in their famous dance dungeon many moons ago.

You can find more info on all events at the imperial’s Facebook . Go give them a like if you haven’t yet to keep up to date with events at this ~lockout free~ gem

Inner west Creative Hub proposal cut down by local Council

Filed by Kristina ClearKristina Clear

Plans for a new Creative Hub in Sydney’s inner west have been struck down by Council, and Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne is not happy.

The hub, which has seen support from FBi Radio and Keep Sydney Open among others, has been developed over 5 years with Council, planning experts, the arts sector and the NSW Government involvement but was “rejected, at the last hurdle, by newly elected Inner West Councillors in December.”

“This is the only real plan to create a new, large scale arts and music precinct being proposed in the whole Sydney” explains Byrne in a letter he shared earlier this week. “There is nothing like this that exists anywhere between the CBD and western Sydney… To see it destroyed would be a disaster for Sydney’s musicians, artists and performers so it’s no surprise that they are speaking out.”

After making a rescission motion that took the matter back to council yesterday, it has been confirmed that the space will not be turned into a creative hub, with the main opponent – an industrial chicken processing plant – gaining support from councillors the Greens, Liberals and Independents in cutting down the proposal.

Inner west Creative Hub proposal cut down by local Council
M & J Chickens – The main opponent the Creative Hub (Via Darcy Byrne)

Greens Councillor Louise Steer, who opposed the Creative Hub, said that “Sydenham Road already hosts many creative industries from film making to pop making to music studios. Marrickville Road is the place for small cafes and restaurants.”

Speaking on the concept an inner west Creative Hub this morning Steer said “Last night, Greens defeated Labor’s rescission motion about a creative hub at Sydenham Industrial Precinct. That’s a cool idea – except that the Sydenham Precinct already hosts a diverse range 595 businesses, with a 2% vacancy rate for warehouses. So where exactly would the small cafes and restaurants go? Which businesses would be displaced? The former Director Planning for Marrickville Council admitted the creative precinct was not economically ble. Greens support sustainable economies. Local jobs, local businesses.”

Mayor Byrne also spoke out on last night following the decision, saying “The factory has exactly nothing at all to fear from allowing arts and music activity nearby but as a wealthy property owner has lobbied to have the plan rejected. I can’t believe the Greens are actually now on the side the mass chicken factory farming industry over live music. The Greens on the former Marrickville Council unanimously supported the plan and worked with us to create this project. I just can’t understand why these new Councillors have abandoned the musicians and artists the Inner West.”

What do you make the Council’s decision to reject the Creative Hub? Let us know in the comments.

Inner west Creative Hub proposal cut down by local Council
Creative Hub proposal

Smooth criminal Donny Benét announces debut album ‘The Don’

Filed by Kelli MichelsonKelli Michelson

Big day, Donny fans, the lord himself has shared a brand new music video and announced his long awaited debut album.

The single, titled ‘Santorini’, sees Benét take a dive head first into that neo-disco sound he has become known for, pairing the nostalgic audio porn with a vibrant, beachside music video starring none other than the don himself, and a very sexy sax solo.

Now onto the BIGGER news. Along with his new single, Donny has confirmed his debut album, aptly titled ‘The Don’, is coming out in less than two months time.

The Don’ is due out on Remote Control Records on April 6 and can be pre-ordered . Check out the tracklisting below and check out his latest single ‘Santorini’ to hold you over.

‘The Don’ tracklist

1. Working Out
2. Love Online
3. You’re Too Good
4. Santorini
5. Reach The Top
6. Konichiwa
7. Night in Rome
8. Just Leave Him

Throwback Track: MGMT – Electric Feel

Filed by Rene MayfieldRene Mayfield

This week, we decided to give the Throwback Track a little loving twist.

As it is Valentines Day, what better way to spread the love than to revisit one our favourite tracks from our teen years, a track that no doubt soundtracked an awkward crush or your first love at some point during high school. I am talking exclusively about MGMT’s ‘Electric Feel’ .

Released as a stab against mainstream Pop by the relatively unknown, NY college duo, the song – ironically -saw MGMT skyrocket into the Indie-Pop limelight and was a stand out cut form their debut, critically acclaimed LP ‘Oracular Spectacular’.

Now over 10-years since it’s release, ‘Electric Feel’ still very much hits the feels, and serves as a catchy, sonic Valentines card to your special somebody.

Revisit it below, and hear MGMT’s brand new album ‘Little Dark Age’ .