What do you think Pixel Forest could be?
With festival season under way, Insomniac is letting information about the 2019 edition of EDC Las Vegas slowly trickle out in the months leading up to the event. Their latest tidbit appears to have been more spontaneous, though. Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella has shared concept art from Pixel Forest, a new area of the festival.
A video clip posted to Rotella’s Instagram Story shows sketches of Pixel Forest on an office computer screen. As can be seen in the artwork, an entryway adorned by cubic art installations appears to lead to an enclosed area of the festival grounds.
Rotella founded Insomniac in 1994 as a weekly SoCal warehouse rave. He organized the inaugural edition of Electric Daisy Carnival in 1997 as a revival of a 1993 party of the same name thrown by Gary Richards and Stephen Enos. After taking place in numerous different locations over the years it called the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum until the death of attendee Sasha Rodriguez forced organizers to relocate to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2011 and beyond.
Insomniac has yet to reveal the full lineup for EDC Las Vegas 2019 at the time of writing.
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By Real EDM — 1 month ago
Another legal win for a major music festival as Coachella survives a major lawsuit alleging its radius clause violated anti-trust laws. Founders of a music festival in Oregon, called Soul’d Out sued Goldenvoice, arguing that Coachella’s onerous restrictions violated anti-trust. However the Judge tossed the case, saying the Plaintiffs were not unlawfully damaged by the radius clause policy.
The lawsuit was filed after the Oregon festival owners tried booking acts and they were all prevented by the clause. Coachella’s attorneys argued the clause helped to preserve Coachella’s uniqueness and prevents others from free-riding on Coachella’s popularity. The Judge also stated that he plans to dismiss the same Plaintiffs’ claims of unlawful restraint of trade, unfair competition, and tortious interference. The Plaintiffs will have the opportunity to appeal, but it seems Coachella is safe from this lawsuit.
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By Real EDM — 5 days ago
Miami Music Week is a few weeks past us now while we were down there, we had the opportunity to sit down with Russian DJ and producer, ARTY. We chatted about new music, reinventing his ALPHA 9 alias project and even fashion. You can check out the full interview below.
Your new song ‘Save Me Tonight’ has been a massive hit, can you tell us more abut the track and how it came to be?
ARTY: Yeah, I think my manager sent me the topline and the topline was written by one of my friends. We did ‘Better Together’, and he sent me this song and I sat on it for a while, I didn’t touch it, and didn’t know what to do with it, and now, just, again I came up with the chorus and put together the track in two days, and then everybody loved it, and everybody was quite sure that the song was very special, but yeah, it took us half a year to finish it.
Does your stuff usually take that long or, kinda just how this one worked out?
ARTY: No, no, it very depends, like, what kind of song we’re talking about, once the song takes you. I mean I’m not as fast as I used to because I think I became more slow, but I just try to make things better. I spend more time working on the little stuff and adding a lot of details that I mix it in and master it, and also every single track that I’ve been working on, they have a little bit different patterns, different sounds; it’s not like you open the project so it takes more time but I think the music order also comes later. It’s like the old defense. I would be happy to finish the track in a few days and shut down a bit but it doesn’t work like that. With ‘Save Me Tonight’, it’s been a different story because as I mentioned before, the tracks all so special, so it was much more needed work to get into the record and making sure that everything’s in the right place, and it has the right arrangement, and it has, mix and master it, and there you go.
You’ve had a handful of hit songs in recent times, what’s next for you? What albums and songs are coming out next?
ARTY: I think now we’re going to focus a little bit on club records, records that I do for
my fans who like something that I would prefer to play in my live sets. I think for
the next four or five plans it’s definitely going to be club-records focus.
What happens with the songs that you don’t feel hit hard in the club, do you typically just get really good remixes, or remix it yourself, or how do you go about adding those to your live set?
ARTY: It depends, if I’m trying to play something, like, “oh there’s an old track of mine
that I want to play in my set, and after the project I will ascertain, this is terrible, so look it needs an entire clean up, so I need to bleach, you just hear that clean is different now. You’re working on the record, your ears literally reboot it, and you can not cure
a thing, and just see the finish line and trying to finish the record, and four or five years after it, you have more experience and you have… the scene is changing as well. My lifestyle’s changed a lot, but it’s cool, because it doesn’t take long to refinish one of my songs.
Beyond the success of ARTY, ALPHA 9 has also done incredibly well. So what do you
have in store for 2019, and what’s coming up with ALPHA 9 as well?
ARTY: Yeah that’s been quite a discussion, in my mind, for a couple of months. I decided that we should take a step back for a sec, and try to revisit the entire ALPHA 9. The production is definitely there. It’s moving towards the right direction, but I want to make it, I don’t know, in my mind, in my personal opinion, I want to make it more special. I want to make it even more cinematic, more deeper, so we’ll take a little bit of
a break not producing anything for ALPHA 9, and we got this incredible topline for it. I’m not really saying anything but I’ve been working this record for about a month and a half and I just look at the ALPHA 9 project and it’s not something I’ve
been working on for the past few years, but what’s actually in my mind. It was like, all the new songs were pretty new to me, and everything that I planned to do with the record was like nothing I did before. It doesn’t sound like anything that I did before. So that’s why it took a month and half to figure it out, and to track it. The record is so complex, and it has so many sounds and so many layers, and the song it shifts into so many directions. That was the longest time that I’ve spent on a song, based on how many hours we worked on the project. And I’ve probably listened to it ten thousand times. I’m just really proud of it. I can come back to this record and listen to it and it’s not annoying. So that’s why I feel this is definitely the best ALPHA 9 record I’ve made. It sounds new to me, a sound that I’ve really wanted to explore. This is the start of ALPHA 9.
We talk a lot about your music. Something that you never discuss before in an interview, I think, is that you’re also a very fashionable guy who likes street brands. Where do you draw your inspiration from for your outfits?
ARTY: Yeah, I think that, it’s just out there. The social media is just so big right now, and so much inspiration you can find on Instagram, it’s ridiculous. I think it’s like the best personal preferences. To me it’s the matter of self-expressing myself a little bit more, I just feel better, when I know that wherever I work with myself it feels good. So, yeah, it’s like inspiration, that’s where it is. There is so many amazing street brands like, in America, in Australia, in Europe, in Austria, you name it. Right now, one of my favorites has got to be Heron Preston.
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By Real EDM — 3 months ago
First Minecraft, now Fortnite!
If recent months have taught us anything, it’s that EDM stars are keen to capitalize on the ever-growing eSports market. Last month saw Twitch star Tyler “Ninja” Blevins deliver a “soundtrack to gaming,” and this month Minecraft hosted the biggest virtual music festival to date. Aside from Marshmello‘s June, 2018 tournament with Ninja may be late to the game (pun intended), but he’s locked down a valuable partner: Fortnite.
According to leaks uncovered by Forbes, the anonymous producer/DJ will perform at in-game location Pleasant Park on Saturday, February 2nd at 2:00 PM EST. The spectacle will be its own limited time mode (an in-game event that’s only available for a finite period) called Party at Pleasant Park.
Interestingly, Epic Games also appears to have programmed dance moves for a virtual depiction of Marshmello. The developer recently came under fire for appropriating a dance called the “Milly Rock,” which was popularized by rapper 2 Milly.
Given the popularity of both Marshmello and Fortnite in their respective fields, their partnership should prove a worthwhile endeavor. Marshmello is one of the fastest-rising stars in EDM; his manager, Moe Shalizi, even told Forbes that he expects his income to rival that of Calvin Harris this year. Fortnite is a more recent phenomenon having been released in 2017, but the battle royale game has already drawn in over 125 million players.
Neither Epic Games nor Marshmello have officially announced Party at Pleasant Park in Fortnite at the time of writing.
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