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Basscon Presents: Darren Styles b2b Gammer || Event Review

When I realized Darren Styles b2b Gammer would be making a stop in LA on their b2b tour, I knew I couldn’t miss out. My last time seeing the duo was at EDC Las Vegas and the sound and beat brought me back to my initiation into happy hardcore years ago. As I hadn’t kept up with the genre, I spent the week prior to the show catching up on all the newer tracks and reminiscing about the older ones. This was the perfect way to ease into the Saturday show because the pair dropped so many oldies and goodies!...

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Basscon’s wasteLAND Stage Returns To EDC Las Vegas This Year!

Making a triumphant return to the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas is the wasteLAND stage curated by Insomniac’s hard dance brand, Basscon! Since it’s introduction to EDC Las Vegas in 2013, Basscon has brought top artists in the hard dance scene with them to sway crowds throughout the night. Their home at wasteLAND has become one of the most renowned stages at the festival, drawing curious newcomers and seasoned shufflers alike. Headliners were blown away at the 20th Anniversary of EDC when they were transported to the destroyed city of San Francisco. Te stage, which featured a massive replica...

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Basscon: Wasteland 2017 || Lineup Announced!

Insomniac Events brings the heat with this epic lineup for their latest edition of Basscon: Wasteland! Hard dance enthusiasts rejoice, Insomniac’s Basscon brand is back with another massive edition of Wasteland! The 3rd edition of Basscon: Wasteland will be heading to the NOS Events Center and held inside the beloved Damus Building, giving shufflers plenty of space to get their groove on. Slated for April 28th and 29th, this two-night hard dance spectacular is going to be one not to miss. THIRTY artists were announced on the lineup, which features notable names like Zatox, Da Tweekaz, and Wildstylez. Also included in...

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Project: Z 2016 || Lineup Announced!

Yesterday, Insomniac Events announced the lineup for the Project: Z 2016 which is a collaboration between their Bassrush and Basscon brands. Set for July 16th, Project: Z is the first show combining the two brands as in the past they have just shared the NOS Events Center on the same night but were separate events. Focused on the heavier genres of electronic music, both brands will be bringing their own flair and exclusive acts to the table this summer. I am excited for this event as I am not just a fan of hardstyle and the hard dance spectrum,...

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Is America Ready For A Hard Dance Revolution?

In the past few years alone we have seen a shift in the electronic dance scene where once a meager yet loyal subculture of  music has now taken the country by storm spreading across the states faster that Paris Hilton’s dying popularity. This new revolution of commercialized EDM has left a sour taste in some cultural veterans mouths while all at the same time introducing the unique sounding and infectious bpm to younger generations. What we haven’t quite explored as a cultural collective is the sudden steady rise of once very niche, cubby-holed genres taking heed and turning heads...

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