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Author: Drew Utterback

Five Hardstyle Artists You Must See at EDC Las Vegas 2017

Whether you like it raw, euphoric, or hardcore, wasteLAND will feature the best hardstyle talent at EDC Las Vegas! The Basscon wasteLAND stage is home to hardstyle and hardcore at EDC Las Vegas. While we recently covered the best of techno and house at this year’s event getting you into the groove, it’s time to turn up the BPM and go a bit harder. Today, we’re going to take a dive into one of the darker genres of dance music – hardstyle. Early Hardstyle spawned from artists experimenting with their hardcore records to feature the use of reverse bass, kick drums, and...

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Kutski Talks Keeping The Rave Alive, New Music, & More

Kutski shares his thoughts on the 5th anniversary of Keeping The Rave Alive, his new collaboration with Jordan Suckley, and his passion for the underground scene. Kutski is one of the biggest names in the hard dance scene with his impressive technical mixing and musical versatility. In 2012, he started the ‘Keeping The Rave Alive’ radio show, which showcases 360 degrees of the harder styles of dance music. The ‘Keeping The Rave Alive’ brand is a staple in the scene branching out to hosting its own sold-out events worldwide and inspiring an album series claiming the UK’s highest selling hard dance album...

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Pemberton Music Festival 2017 Cancelled, Ticket Refunds Uncertain

Organizers for Pemberton Music Festival 2017 have filed for bankruptcy leaving those with tickets no option for automatic refunds. Pemberton Music Festival 2017 has been cancelled. Reports of decreased ticket sales and increased operating losses have forced organizers to file for bankruptcy. The festival was originally scheduled for July 13-16, 2017 and featured headliners Marshmello, Zeds Dead, and Major Lazer. In addition to falling ticket sales and increased operating losses, the weakening Canadian dollar is reported to have a significant impact. The festival reported it had difficulty sourcing talent due to a limited number of artists touring this year. There...

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Industry Spotlight || Life In Color’s Paul Reed

Life In Color’s Paul Reed reflects on their 10 Year Anniversary! We sat down to chat with Paul Reed, Marketing Manager for Life In Color, about the touring paint party’s 10th Anniversary, how much paint they use, and their festival venue change in Miami this year. Paul is in charge of both social and digital marketing for Life In Color; he manages a total marketing budget of over $250,000 for the domestic US tour and festival in Miami. Originally starting as Director of Promotions in 2013, he has helped grow the Life in Color social media accounts immensely with their...

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MedusA Releases Her First EP, ‘Ricochet’ [Free Download]

MedusA releases her first EP, Ricochet, and it’s the perfect way to get in the mood for summer festival season! We first met MedusA last year at the 515 Alive Festival in Des Moines and immediately fell in love with her style. She produces and plays a unique taste of music featuring trap, jungle terror and bass music at festivals and nightclubs across the US. Just in time for the 2017 summer festival season, MedusA has released her first EP titled Ricochet on ThazDope Records. Make sure to read about MedusA in our Artist Spotlight series while you take a listen to her new EP below!...

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