If you went anywhere near a rave in the ’90s, you likely did it garbed in a new Freshjive t-shirt and 42-inch Kikwear pants. Now after a decade of ball-squashing skinny jeans worn by rock & roll hipsters, it’s time for baggy to return along with all other things EDM. So no wonder Kikwear is relaunching the brand with a series of events featuring old-schoolers like Dieselboy, DJ Hixxy and Frankie Bones, and this promotional video showing a new generation raving out between giant stone/metal boulders by artist Jim Hodges in Minneapolis.
One warning. The music, “Shine for You,” by Flawless feat. Zoe VanWest resides on the far end of fast-tempo trance pop cheese.
This weekend, an estimated 200,000 party people will make the pilgrimage to Las Vegas to experience Electric Daisy Carnival, the three-day party to end all dance music parties marking it’s first year in Sin City (after 13 years in Los Angeles). Running from 8PM until 6AM, America’s only all-night mega-rave offers more bang than even the most ADD fan can experience. Here’s URB’s tips for the acts you positively don’t want to skip. …MORE
A few weeks ago, while watching megastar DJ Z-Trip rock a tailgate party for a few UCLA Bruins fans, the jocked excitedly told me that a sweet freshman girl, big cheeks painted with yellow and blue team logos, requested he play some dubstep. As the crowd of clearly mainstream coolege football fans went bonkers to the low end beats, I was struck that this genre’s time in the “phenomenon” spotlight is almost up.
A new film, Bassweight, is coming out in the UK this month. With dubstep superstars Mary Anne Hobbs, Skream, Benga and Kode 9 all partipating, the film is doubtlessly a credible look at the music’s near decade-long history. But the angle being reported by The Guardian is that Bassweight focuses not on the past, but on the …
If you’re lucky enough to be heading to upstate NYC this weekend for the ninth annual Camp Bisco festival, then first let us say we’re extremely jealous. Second, let us help you have the best Bisco possible by hand-picking the schedule we’d keep, if only we’d scheduled a flight from LA.
T-Minus 01 Day, 19 Hours, 25 Minutes, 34, Sec..33…32… until the first DJs hit the decks for Electric Daisy Carnival 2010. All that’s left to do is insert the Dr.Scholls gels into the old dancing kicks and get ready to rock. EDC finally put out the ful schedule, so you can start griping over the impossible choice between Z-Trip an Spank Rock. One word of advise. At a party this big, you wanna make your decision and stick with it. Try to see too many DJs and you’ll spend your whole day running instead of raving. …MORE