Amsterdam Dance Event 2013 wrapped up this year with it’s busiest Sunday night to date. Even if you made it through Danny Tenaglia’s half-marathon 7-hour evening set at Melkweg, there was still Laurent Garnier’s late night gig to attend. Sadly, URB was already jetting home by then, but what we did catch during the five full days in Amsterdam revealed not one, not two, but three music gatherings in one.
Diloxclusive vs. Sir Vincent @ Bridges for Music vs. Cadenza Boiler Room, ADE
Wednesday was basically South Africa day, as we hung tight with our friends from the Bridges For Music charity. Launched just a year ago after ADE 2012, BFM has already done amazing work, bring artists such …
URB loves to get behind the scenes of massive shows and see the antics that go on behind the curtains; especially when it involves dubstep luminaries Skream, Benga and Plastician. In addition to that, one of URB’s favorite DJs, Jackmaster, was on the bill to open for a bunch of the East Coast tour dates. So of course, it was only natural to check out the guys play at Best Buy Theater in Times Square, New York City. Mitch Strashnov carved his way through the tourist jungle to document this bass-heavy backstage mini-interview series. Check out the results after the jump.
Vice and Red Bull TV’s collaborative web series returns for Season 2 with the likes of Benga roaming about, smashing the London eye with fellow Magnetic Man and partner-in-crime Skream, as well as working in the Red Bull studios with up-and-coming MC Youngman. Needless to say, when you’re dealing with Red Bull, having energy to do all this stuff is a non-issue. See just how hype Benga can get after the jump.
Chances are by now you’ve heard of this little thing called dubstep (unless, of course, you’ve been living under a rock). What was once an underground genre pioneered by small pockets of DJ’s, promoters and dedicated fans has in recent years become one of the biggest and fastest growing forms of electronic music in the world. Most kids these days might thank Skrillex, Rusko, and Magnetic Man for its success- and we would have to agree- but in Los Angeles, we can look even deeper and praise SMOG, a collective that birthed some of the very first dubstep parties in the US and a brand that has launched artists like 12th Planet, Flinch, and a handful of other talented DJ’s into the limelight.
It’s all about the UK Garage vibes, innit? Enter the sounds of Zed Bias; UK garage don and vibist extraordinaire. Throughout the late ’90s into today’s age of the electronic underground, he’s been a constant presence, as an influence, innovator and …