Who is the best Party Rock DJ in the World? Red Bull Thre3Style World Finals in Chicago Sept. 24 – 29 will determine who holds this title. Eighteen DJs from around the world will descend upon the Windy City to battle in the world’s premier DJ competition. ?uestlove, Z-Trip , Jazzy Jeff, and Gaslamp Killer are among the list of headliners and judges who will perform and preside over the weeklong event series. A city immersed in musical legend, where masters of blues, house, rock, jazz and hip-hop have tred, Chicago offers the perfect backdrop for the world’s foremost party rockin’ DJ competition.
To earn a spot in the World Finals, hundreds of DJs from around the globe battled it out in regional and national qualifiers. At each stage the …
As the UCSD student population mourned the start of a new semester, an all ages crowd from every conceivable walk of life straddled the fine line between hollow escapism and personal freedom to the tune of Bassnectar and his sweltering, bombastic collages. When flanked by drugged-out teenagers, dudes in yellow tutus, and girls dancing in pasties and polar bear hats, one has little choice but to merge with the pulsating neon spectacle. …MORE
First rule of attending a festival is that there will be afterparties. Since the first DEMF found Derrick May DJing to 200 friends in a late-night art gallery space, the Movement party scene has grown to seveal dozen events, ranging from amped-up clubnights to secret venue all-nighters. Since Detroit is a 2am town, and many of these venues are not typically used for DJ music, there’s always the chance for a bum party. But that’s part of the adventure once you leave Hart Plaza and start exploring the city’s darker corners. Here’s a list of events where you’ll find URB—bloodshot eyes and all. …MORE
I guess when your festival sells out in a record breaking five days, you’ve got a little time on your hands. So what do the guys at Coachella do? They start up a cool little series of video vingettes featuring past Coachella performers chatting to other cool folks. They’ve already gotten Z-Trip hanging with Shepard Fairey, and Die Antwoord rapping with Santino Rice. The third episode features Chromeo‘s Dave 1 getting deep into the history of hip-hop with legendary ’80s rap art director Eric Haze.
Perhaps even cooler, you can listen to the entire uneditted interview on the Coachella website.