The Mid-October Edition of Womp Womp Wednesday is here, and we got some absolute heat for your ears.
Hotlíne Blíng – Charlíe Puth x Kehlaní (DATHAN Flip) – Starting this week with an incredible flip of a “Hotline Bling” cover by DATHAN.
Genevieve – Colors (PLS&TY Remix) – PLS&TY remix of “Colors” is catchy. Staying consistent with the feeling given from the previous check, you are going to hear a lot more tracks with this style.
Louis The Child - It’s Strange (Ft. K.Flay) - Two names in the electronic scene that have been popping up over and over again in recent months; Louis The Child and K.Flay. Teaming up to give a wonderfully unique. Soft lyrics and a catchy drop.
Porter Robinson – Divinity feat. Amy Millan (ODESZA Remix) (Free Download) - Another amazing track by ODESZA, this time remixing Divinity by Porter Robinson.
Milk N Cooks - Kiiara – Tennessee (Milk N Cooks Remix) – Chicago natives Milk N Cooks put out a very chill back remix with their version of “Tennessee”
Keys N Krates – Save Me (Naderi Remix) (Ft. Katy B) - The Aussie take over is real. Naderi is another artist coming out with club bangers
graves & FELMAX – Zebras In America - Possibly the heaviest hitting track on this list.
Adventure Club - Limitless Feat. Delaney Jane (Free Download) - Adventure Club? Check. Free Download? Check. Amazing track? Check.
Hermitude – The Buzz (Alison Wonderland Remix feat. Hodgy Beats) - What do you get when you combine Hermitude and Alison Wonderland? You guessed it, a heavy hitting club anthem.
OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD IF I DIE I’M A LEGEND.
And that, is how we start of this edition of Womp Wednesday. This playlist is chalk full of tunes that are sure to bring your energy level up. From a hot new remix by Porter Robinson to a dance floor heaven remix by Myles Travitz. If you are feeling some hip-hop flow, be sure to check out “CADILLAC” by LUCA LUSH & Dirty Chocolate. If you are feeling the video game vibes, check out “Donkey Kong” by San Holo. I’ll leave the rest up to you, the listener. Cheers everybody.
Not even bolstering winds and seasonal snowfall could deny the party at SnowGlobe last weekend. Despite only being in its fourth year, the 2014 incarnation of the Lake Tahoe music festival drew estimated crowds of 14,000 each day. Locals and out-of-towners were drawn to the EDM-heavy lineup and celebrated the New Year together with fresh powder, scrumptious food vendors, and of course, simply good music.
The festival, which spanned across three stages under the mountainous backdrop of Northern California, gave festival goers a face-melting way to ring in the 2015 to the tune of big and small EDM acts alike. Staples like Skrillex, Zedd, Porter Robinson and Flume were present, as well as up and comers like Bro Safari and Branchez.
Whether you (very sadly) didn’t make it to the festival or simply want to relive it (again and again), we got you covered with the best moments from each day of the musical winter wonderland below. Also, don’t forget to check out our 21-track SnowGlobe playlist for your aural pleasure.
The Best Moments of SnowGlobe Music Festival 2014
by Tia Nguyen
The Entire Bro Safari Set
Before his set even started, there was an obvious sense of energy that rippled through the crowd as the emcee pumped everyone up for the long night ahead. The tightly packed Sierra Tent waited in anticipation for Bro Safari to emerge, and the dedicated group of fans that trekked through the cold to see his performance didn’t come in vain. His killer set gave everyone a taste of the electric vibes that the rest of the night and the next few days would bring.
Disclosure’s Performance of ‘Latch’
With Disclosure’s addictively rhythmic tunes, the crowd found itself swaying along to every beat of the electronic duo’s tempo. But it was clear that everyone was eagerly awaiting ‘Latch’ as their closing song. Disclosure effortlessly united the crowd as everyone joined the two brothers to sing harmony, making the song easily one of the most unforgettable moments of the night.
The Energy During Skrillex’s Set
As Skrillex rounded out the end of the night, it seemed the crowd was ready to finish in high spirits, creating an atmosphere so full of energy that the frigid temperatures were completely forgotten. In fact, Skrillex’s own performance, complete with headbanging and climbing on DJ stands, had the sea of people in beanies and animal hats jumping around and feeding off of his excitement.
Odesza in the Sierra Tent
By the end of the night, the combination of heavy winds and the biting cold had many festivalgoers fleeing to the Sierra Tent for some much-needed warmth and the melodic rhythms that Odesza delivers. The duo’s electronic-pop fusions created an ambiance perfect for the end to SnowGlobe’s second night with a balance between smooth instrumentals and upbeat vocal tracks.
Porter Robinson Ditches the DJ Set
The 10 degree weather did not stop the die-hard Porter fans from coming to the Main Stage. Freezing winds pierced the many layers of hundreds of festival goers, but when Porter Robinson opened his set with Sad Machine, all was forgotten. His live performance at SnowGlobe was refreshing in the midst of all the DJ sets and constant rhythms, leaving the crowd in a trance with soundscapes unlike any of the other music on this year’s lineup.
The Entire Zedd Set
Zedd may have taken the crown as the best set of the entire festival. The light show alone was awesome enough to make his set one of SnowGlobe’s top moments. But what made his performance even better was how interactive he was with the crowd, getting everybody even more pumped than they already were for ringing in the New Year. Remix after remix of popular songs had the entire audience feeling ecstatic.
What So Not Brings the Heat
Typically after popular sets in the Sierra Tent, the crowd took in their last moments of warmth and ventured out into the more prominent outdoor stages. But What So Not delivered an unforgettable performance of his own. With songs like “You and Me” and “High You Are,” he kept the crowd energized the entire set and ready to go for Flume’s big finale on the Main Stage.
Flume’s ‘You + Me’ at Midnight
2014 saw the year of Flume’s rise as one of electronic music’s biggest names, and with the midnight slot on New Years Eve, he attracted the biggest crowd of the entire festival. ‘Insane,’ ‘On Top,’ and ‘Drop the Game’ as the first few songs were only the buildup to Flume’s epic midnight countdown, which was appropriately followed by a remix of his biggest hit “You + Me,” an epic fireworks show, and New Year’s kisses all around. There was no better way to welcome 2015 than with Flume.
SnowGlobe Music Festival, situated in picture-perfect South Lake Tahoe, California, will ring in the New Year against the mountains to the tune of Disclosure, Flume, Porter Robinson, Skrillex and Zedd as its top bills.
Other big-name acts include Atmosphere, Flux Pavillon, Phantogram, and Odesza.
The three-day festival will be held on the Lake Tahoe Community College campus, Dec. 29 – 31, in what will be a surefire New Year’s Eve banger.
Single-day tickets are still available.
Check out the lineup announcement video below, and also soak in SG’s surreal festival setting.
Got a variety of womps coming at you this Wednesday; From Jersey Club to Trap, and From Dance Floor Anthems to Down-Right Bangers.. We got’em here. Enjoy.
Yellow Claw, Diplo & LNY TNZ – Techno (feat. Waka Flocka Flame)
Porter Robinson – Flicker
Snoop Dogg – Drop It Like It’s Hot (Tim Gunter Remix)
War – Low Rider (Lookas Remix)
Lorde – Tennis Court (Diplo’s Andre Agassi Reebok Pump Remix)
Hudson Mohawke – Chimes (Official)
Daktyl – Jungle Pips
Great Dane – i took her to the bay wit me
Clean Bandit – Rather Be (Andino & Kelvin Remix)
GLADIATOR & the MO$T – Touch (My Ass)
AObeats x Manila Killa x Vices – Food Diaries
Sum 41 – In Too Deep (Kasum Remix)
Valentino Khan feat. DJ Kool – Make Some Noise (Original Mix)
Sander Van Doorn, Martin Garrix, DVBBS – Gold Skies (Elephante Remix)
Schoolboy Q – Hell Of A Night (YOGI REMIX)
Core – RL Grime
Holla Lolla! So, just like I did for Bonnaroo, I’ll be creating playlists and collecting video footage of this past weekend’s Lollapalooza–day by day–for you guys to relive (or discover for the first time.) This was my first Lollapalooza in 4 years, and I noticed a lot had changed since my initial footsteps onto Grant Park back when I was just in high school. So, that inspired me to do a little research and scribe a bit on on the festival’s transformation over the years in the context of music as a whole. Check out my insights below, or skip to the bottom for some music selections made up of acts I got the chance to see, as well as video of Friday’s headliner, The Black Keys, performing “Lonely Boy.”
THE EVOLUTION OF LOLLAPALOOZA
Since its inaugural notes hit the air in 1991, Perry Farrell’s Lollapalooza has had its ups and downs. The festival’s initial success was synonymous with the rise of alternative rock in the early 90s. So, when the alt scene began to lose steam later in the decade, Lolla did too.
But in 2003, Farrell’s festival was staging a comeback. After a lukewarm couple of years, Lollapalooza found a new home in Grant Park, Chicago and heated thangs up with expansive lineups that delivered tunes to casual listeners and rabid aficionados alike.
Today, Lollapalooza is a three-day, sun-soaked (well, most of the time) monster of a festival that hosts nearly 300,000 concertgoers in the heart of the concrete and steel jungle that is Chicago, Illinois. And, it’s only getting bigger. In recent years, the festival has landed on soils as far as Chile, Brazil and most recently, Israel.
I guess what I’m trying to get at here is that Lolla is a pretty big deal. Culturally, it represents a musical hotbed where up-and-comers and seasoned veterans can both share the spotlight (think Chief Keef and Black Sabbath.) And, I think in a lot of ways, big ticket music fests like Lollapalooza are great temperature readers for where music is at as a whole.
So, what is Lollapalooza saying about that “whole” of music today? The answer can be found at Perry’s Tent. That is, the honored stage which is named after the festival’s founder and also happens to be the lone platform at Lollapalooza completely dedicated to electronic dance music.
You see, Perry’s wasn’t always a stage. In 2008, when it first emerged, Perry’s Tent was literally a tent, and a relatively small one at that. Jump around to present time, and Perry’s has blown off the roof, laced the stage with sizzling LED lights and practically doubled its viewing capacity.
Yeah, I know. It’s not news that EDM’s popularity is booming in America. But, my real point is that big, institutionalized music festivals like Lollapalooza are an instrumental part of why dance music is becoming more and more mainstream (just like it helped the growth of alternative music in the 90s.)
The transformation of Perry’s Tent—and the evolution of Lollapalooza in general—is ironic in many ways. Perry Farrel’s Lollapalooza of the 90s stood for all things indie—not mainstream. Yet today, Lolla represents a diverse palate of music, from relaxing indie folk to heart-throbbing dubstep.
A lot of people might tell you that Farrel compromised Lollapalooza’s former integrity by opening the flood gates to mainstream music, but you know what? I say it’s a beautiful thing. Where else can you mosh to At The Drive-In, chill out to Florence and the Machine and get your rageface on to Bassnectar?
Not at Lollapalooza 1991.
Porter Robinson – Language
Nero – Promises
Bassnectar – Vava Voom (ft. Lupe Fiasco) (Vinyl Version)
The Black Keys – Lonely Boy (Live)
I’m a big Mumford & Sons fan (although I need some more new material from them), and this was a really cool remix to hear. This remix puts a very unique twist on the song, and perhaps the coolest part is when they blend the womp with the strumming of the original guitar track. I usually don’t like remixes of songs like this, but this one was extremely will done. Sounds awesome to me. Turn up the bass and kick back.
Well this one just goes off, plain and simple. Porter Robinson starts it a little slow, letting it build up. Then, right around 2:30, he lets it drop. Play this at a rave or in a club, that’s when people start losing it. Porter’s going to be a big, big name in the club scene.
For me as a DJ, this is an extremely useful song. Shouts to DJ Bahler for showing it to me, dude’s the man. This is exactly the kind of song I drop right as a hit peaks in my set. It gets going super fast, Busta spits 1200 words per minute, and the groove of the song is awesome. Right at 3:04, I would drop something MASSIVE, that’s just too perfect of a lead into a song. That’s when I’d bring out the wompiest wompers I have and watch faces melt.
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