No, it’s not a film about Afrika Babaataa challenging Steve Aoki to a cage match over rights to the genre name—but this film by new director Stephen Vazquez captures the blog-house era of the mid-to-late-’00s by interviewing just about every DJ you’ve cared about during that time—A-Trak, Steve Aoki, Crookers, Dave-1, Spank Rock, Ninja Sonik, Moby, Justice, Armand Van Helden, DJ Premier, DJ Qbert, N.A.S.A, Boys Noize.
Chicago needs all the entertainment it can get before this whole state goes into hibernation until next May. As soon as the weather gets somewhat manageable we all run to streets praising hallelujah and dancing til’ the morning sun. From all the major festivals to smaller performances and a summers worth of high profile concerts, Chicago is a music town despite all the anti-raving acts and promoter fiascos.
In case you haven’t been reading the papers (I know, what’s a paper?), July 2010 was [almost] the hottest on record. And August is just starting. There’s not much we can do here at URB to stop this overall warming of the planet (we stopped killing trees, if that helps), but we can recommend some great chill out music to help beat the heat. Let these tunes lower your body temperature a degree or three. …MORE
Mark your calendards because New York’s Electronic Music Festival takes place on Labor Day Weekend, September 4 and 5, 2010.
The 2nd annual Electric Zoo will take place at Randall’s Island Park; the open air festival will go from 11am-11pm each day with more than 70 Artists Over Multiple Stages.
The 26 acres of Randall’s Island park will be barraged by a non-stop assault of beats, grooves and electronic medleys by some of the world’s leading DJs and artists.
2-Day General Admission Passes are available now. VIP Upgrades are also available with optional parking….