Shaky Beats Festival 2019 is around the corner, check out the Spotify playlist.
Atlanta EDM fans, stand up! This year’s Shaky Beats Festival is upon us and in 9 days, Central Park will host some of the best names in electronic and dance music. This year headliners include Martin Garrix, Rüfüs Du Sol, Fisher, Gryffin and many more…
Twenty nineteen sees a large swath of house artists as well as more eclectic and alternative acts like Big Wild and Moon Boots. Below you’ll find a curated list of the artist lineup. If you’re in Atlanta, let me know! Maybe I’ll see you at the fest! Enjoy.
(Catch “Blue Lakes” and any other song in his Tomorrowland set, which is tracklisted in the info on Youtube. This video starts at Blue Lake 52 minutes in)
Progressive DJ Boris Brejcha put on a hell of a set at Tomorrowland 2018 in Belgium. Several standout songs were in his set, which featured exclusively only Brejcha’s own music. The German DJ had fans locked into his realm of entrancing soundscapes for over an hour and a half and received rave reviews for his performance (as well as many others he has done as of late). Be sure to check it out!
Punk EDM Rocker ‘ATHRS’ Reflects on Performing at Imagine 2018
ATHRS reflects on his IMF 2018 experience.
Punk Rock electronic artist, ATHRS, born Mike Torres, performed for his second time at Imagine Music Festival (IMF), this year in Hampton, Georgia. The Orlando, FL, native often performs in the Southeast and said Atlanta’s premier electronic music festival is one of his favorites.
“I love performing in Atlanta, this is my second year at Imagine. Glen and Maddie throw one of the best festivals out here and it’s always so amazing to be a part of it,” said Torres.
Rock and EDM have been in an intertwined relationship ever since Skrillex burst onto the DJ circuit after leaving his post-hardcore band “From First to Last.” Steve Aoki was a signer and guitarist in the scream band “This Machine Kills,” EDM powerhouse, Zedd, was once a member of death core band “Dioramic,” and bass legend, Bassnectar, also was once in a metal band. Some acts leave the “rock sound” almost entirely, trading guitars for synthesizers and hard bass, at times only referencing their roots in mashups or remixes.
ATHRS has managed to evolve into EDM while keeping his pop punk influences intact. This has allowed him to create original music that melds the two genres in a genuine way. His opening show on the final day of Imagine was a nice warm-up for concertgoers who weren’t still recovering in their tents or asleep at home from the night before. Torres played for an intimate show for a crowd at the Six Feathers stage, splitting the set between his laptop and DJ Controller, and grabbing his guitar to leave behind the booth and rock out on stage and right in front of his audience.
ATHRS grew up on pop punk music and says he is influenced by bands like All Time Low, Greenday, and blink-182. He also has a penchant for DJs like Kayzo and Borgore, and says Adventure Club is one of his biggest influences. ATHRS got to experience Adventure Club at Imagine this year. The pioneers of vocal dubstep put on an epic show full of lights, lasers, and their signature sound, famous for attracting many fest-goers into the electronic scene in the first place.
“I was super hyped to see Adventure Club. They killed it. It was an ABSOLUTELY epic show,” said Torres.
ATHRS thinks the diversity of sound within EDM music has attracted more and more people to American EDM music and events. He uses his platform to produce a unique combo he calls “pop-punk electronic” with vocals characteristic of punk rock, interwoven with synths, energetic beats and high energy drops. His songs vary from highly rock influenced to more house influences like his single, “Shed Your Skin.”During his performance of “Under My Skin,” a cut from his upcoming EP, Torres croons about not letting the world get to him before a crescendo of heavy, melodic guitar riffs, with a dance beat picking up to join the melange of sound
During his performance of “Under My Skin,” a cut from his upcoming EP, Torres croons about not letting the world get to him before a crescendo of heavy, melodic guitar riffs, with a dance beat picking up to join the melange of sound.
“People are hungry for real talent, drive and ambition, and that’s what I hope to bring them. They also get to see [my] vulnerability. I think it really comes through in the music,” he said.ATHRS’ fans, those who saw him at Imagine, or people who want to hear his unique brand of punk EDM, can catch him next at Uncle Lou’s entertainment hall in Orlando, October 14th. ATHRS’ fans, those who saw him at Imagine, or people who want to hear his unique brand of punk EDM, can catch him next at Uncle Lou’s entertainment hall in Orlando, October 14th.
ATHRS’ latest EP “Pop Punk is Dead” will be releasing soon and a music video for his single, “Rollercoaster” was recently released on Youtube. Fans can find more of ATHRS’ music onSoundcloud, athrs.com, and Spotify.
Tchami & Malaa light ATL’s Tabernacle on fire during the No Redemption Tour
Tchami & Malaa brought down the house at The Tabernacle in downtown Atlanta on Saturday, November 18th. With Halogen as the opening act the duo proceeded to melt minds and faces around 10:30 PM. Check out some of the videos I took below:
Summer ’99. Bass was lit.
I know this one! It’s “The Sermon” check out the light show these cubes give off.
Another unknown song. The drop was incredible however.
Here I give a review and a blog of my experience at Imagine Music Festival 2017 in Hampton, Georgia.
I know it’s rather late, as I’ve been busy with my last semester of college and working two jobs, however I finally got around to posting my Imagine Music Festival (IMF 2017) pictures, video clips and a general review. It’s a month overdue but let’s get into it.
Review Score: Imagine Festival 3.75/5 Stars ( B- ) Quick Sum-Up: Imagine Music Festival (IMF) is a high profile EDM festival hosted in Southwest Atlanta (about 20 minutes south of the capital) every year. Sponsored by iRiS Events and Management, Imagine is a large fest that features camping options. The experience itself (like most fests) is epic. IMF does a great job with killer light and laser shows, attractive stages with fire cannons, and activities for fest-goers.
Day 2: Walking into the House area, Chill Future House playing (possibly Nora En Pure).
Day 1: The end of Ill Gates set who performed on the Disco Inferno stage (a smaller but central stage of the fest).
Adventure Club hypes up Atlanta, but sells out to mainstream
The Adventure Club show held on December 28, 2013 was quite a rousing concert. It was almost hard to believe though that this was the same duo that got me into dubstep a year ago. Performing at Opera, the Illuminate event brought high energy and exquisite show techniques buried in the bro environment. The atmospheric vibe marred by a crowded room. The performance was also marred by several repeats of too well-known songs in playlist consisting of little variety.
Adventure Club came with all the same hype, lights and high energy one would expect from one of the most recognized groups in the EDM/Dubstep genre. Sadly, some of the opening acts actually put on a better show than Adventure Club. MK ULTRA and SnellVillain opened with some of the more eclectic sounds of the genre. The opening acts pumped up the crowd and going well with the audience’s glow sticks and light generating mittens consisting of all the colors of the rainbow.
On my YouTube page I captured a few of the moments when Adventure Club strayed from some of their most popular songs such as “Collect Call” & “Crave You,” which they played each at least 2 or 3 times. Unfortunately, I didn’t even hear some of their newer tracks or if I did they played them so seldomky, I hardly noticed. It would have been nice to hear some of the songs off of their Superheroes Vol. 3 mix, but they tended to play it a little too safe. MK ULTRA was the surprise highlight of the night for me, spinning several new songs and remixes, or if they were old, complimented the rave environment and hyped the crowd up much more than AC.