Marcus Santoro – Hijack
Melbourn’s electronic music maestro Marcus Santoro is all set to ‘Hijack’ your music libraries with his latest record. So far 2018 has been a breakout year for him, seeing performances at Tomorrowland Unite in Abu Dhabi & racking up support from headliners such as Martin Garrix, Above & Beyond, Sander van Doorn and Armin van Buuren himself. Having previously released singles via imprints like Statement!, Enhanced Progressive, Sony and Coldharbour. His latest release comes on Armin’s ‘Armind’ recording label.
Right from the start ‘Hijack’ cements its place as a high energy dancefloor banger. From the tribal drums in the break, the epic strings & choir intro coupled with the layered synths. To the drop filled with its barrage of gritty synths and a pounding & pulsating bassline. ‘Hijack’ takes listeners into a completely different dimension. The smooth and calm intro coupled with an invigorating & intense drop. ‘Hijack‘ is a reminder of why Marcus Santoro has been skyrocketing in popularity in trance circles. Speaking about the track himself Marcus Santoro said:
” ‘Hijack’ is definitely one of my most favourite records I’ve ever written. What a way to make a debut on the famous Armind imprint too! This track is high on energy and worked like a charm as the opening track at my recent shows! Big thanks to Armin and the Armada crew for believing in this, and to all the fans out there for their amazing support! “
***READ MORE HERE: Marcus Santoro – Hijack
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By Real EDM — 3 months ago
Hippie Sabotage are about to embark on their Lost California Tour, and we had the chance to smoke with them to discuss about their inspirations and more.
There are only a few musicians that you can look at and confirm their love as an artist versus the benefits financially. Especially the ones who like to carry the peace and love mentality that is obviously needed in today’s world. There are two talented brothers that work together making beats who are acutely passionate to be artists. Meet Kevin and Jeff Saurer also musically known as electronic and Hip-Hop producers Hippie Sabotage.
The duo has been working together for over ten years and shown no sign of quitting. Despite already leading an attractive hippie lifestyle, they have devotedly built an empire of dynamic music. Hippie Sabotage is best known for producing tracks that could be defined as instrumental music but has hard kicks of Hip-Hop and Trap. They started buzzing in the scene once their breakthrough remix “Stay High” by Tove Lo was issued. After a slew of releases, they’ve retrieved in a combination of other singles over millions of streams. In recent news, they just announced their Lost California Tour this fall, and we couldn’t be more excited.
I can go on and on about their endeavors and image they portray, but we don’t know truly the facts unless we hear it from them. With a lot of laughs and giggles, I had a smoke session with the duo and discussed what their thoughts are on recent events in the industry and what’s behind their music. Enjoy!
First off, how was Hippie Sabotage formed?
K: It started when we were skateboard kids which is all we did. Then started making Youtube videos and we wanted to put music behind. So, our curiosity sparked on how we could make Hip-Hop beats. Anything that was related to that, we remained curious.
So, were you guys self-taught or did you go to school?
J: No, we didn’t take classes.
K: Jeff started making beats in middle school, and I watched him for years, and he even took guitar lessons but never went to them and so I just went to them instead.
How did you come up with the name Hippie Sabotage?
K: I had a lanier that had our dad’s initials and I always carried it around me. Those letters stayed with me in my mind, and after talking to each other, we came up with Hippie Sabotage. So, we rolled with it.
With over ten years of experience making music, seeing how much the music industry as involved and changed, how important is it to you guys to remain authentic to who you are and what you make?
K- For our fans, they just want to hear what our ideas are.
J- We don’t stress over about being ourselves. We love putting our ideas out there. The whole point of being an artist is being you and not trying to fit in.
It’s obvious you guys are doing well being who you are as an artist, I mean you’ve hit up a lot of the major cities in the US and now, have toured in different countries. What’s your experience been like traveling internationally?
J- The international shows are a lot smaller, so they’re intimate. It took us a couple of shows to adapt, but now we love those.
K- In the smaller shows, the energy is wilder.
What have been some of your favorite places to perform?
K- Brock, London, and Ireland are fun.
J- Paris and London.
You started off as Hip-Hop producers, then merged into electronic, what encouraged you to make that transition?
K- There was a time that EDM wasn’t really a thing. We would tell people that we made beats and they wouldn’t know what we were talking about. Once we started getting into making music, we wanted to blend in what we liked already which is Hip-Hop and other influences like instrumental music. At a certain point, we wanted to have our own vision so we implemented the experimental element to it.
With that being said, what kind of inspiration exists behind your music?
J- It sounds corny, but just your feelings. It’s our outlet for what we have to say.
Then, when people see you perform or listen to your music, what do you hope they leave with?
K- First off, I hope they are having a great time and dance a whole lot. Also, maybe leave with a hope of the future.
J- We like to have an inspirational vibe in our shows.
When you first started off, social media wasn’t really huge, what was your alternative to expose yourself?
K- We were in Bandcamp.
J- More importantly, we were so focused on getting songs with people. We knew if we had this and this collaboration eventually it would lead somewhere.
With the recent events of artists opening up about being depressed or even leading to suicide, how are you guys able to manage the work-life balance to assure you have a healthy state of mind while being successful?
J- You have to find happiness without validation.
K- You gots to be happy within yourself and go from there. We are lucky that we look out for each other and our family does too. We are aware that there needs to be recovery time since we travel so much. Eating healthy and staying positive during the rough times.
J- Like he said, stay optimistic and have big goals.
To lighten up the mood some, do you guys have any hidden talents?
K- I can run the best democratic campaign right now.
J- Don’t get him started! (laughs)
K- I am ambidextrous. I can do things with my left hand and right hand.
What do you guys like to do when you’re not working?
J- We are working all the time, but it doesn’t feel like it’s working. We normally just chill and make music.
K- We wanted this, so it feels more like we have extra time to express our ideas.
What are some exciting news you can share with our readers?
K -We have two friends who are doing a California road trip to get us a bunch of artwork for our new songs we are working on. Once we feel like those tracks are good to rock n roll, we will put it out.
With new show announcements just released, don’t miss your chance to see them live. Purchase passes here for their Lost California Tour.
***READ MORE HERE: Get High With Hippie Sabotage In Our Exclusive Smoke Sesh Interview
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By Real EDM — 3 months ago
The city of Miami is holding a meeting that holds the outcome of Ultra Miami.
Ultra Miami has continuously been fighting for its right to stay in Bayfront Park for years. As of right now, there is a meeting being held by the city of Miami where Ultra is fighting for its life to stay in Miami. There will be a final vote during the meeting that will decide Ultra Miami’s fate. The people of Miami and true Ultranaughts have lined up outside the office to help fight for Ultra Miami. The meeting is actually being live streamed right now for the world to chime in on this issue. If the vote is lost Ultra will no longer be held at Bayfront Park and maybe even Miami.
Meeting Live-Stream Link: http://miamifl.iqm2.com/Citizens/SplitView.aspx?DVR&Mode=Video&MeetingID=1896
***READ MORE HERE: BREAKING: Ultra Miami Fights for Its Life
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By Real EDM — 1 year ago
Insomniac‘s Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2018 announced the event’s new camping arrangements earlier this afternoon. Camp EDC is a new way for festivalgoers to get a fully immersive experience filled with numerous amenities and activities.
“Every year I challenge myself to find ways that we can enhance the EDC experience,”
said Pasquale Rotella, Founder and CEO of Insomniac.
“One of my dreams has always been to create an immersive camping element to the festival, and I’m proud to announce that today, that idea becomes a reality with Camp EDC. We’re building out an expansive campground complete with air-conditioned ShiftPod tents and a drive-your-own RV option, in addition to a full center camp area called The Mesa that features tons of amenities and activities like daytime pool parties, yoga, group exercise classes, a curated speaker series, 24-hour food and beverage options, go-kart racing and plenty of art. There are so many things our Headliners can explore in Camp EDC, but the most exciting part is that people will be able to connect with one another in a completely new way.”
Festival dwellers enrolled in Camp EDC are able to arrive at Las Vegas Motor Speedway beginning 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 17. In addition to The Mesa’s extensive programming and early check-in, campers have full festival in-and-out privileges during show hours, free showers and restroom access.
Camp EDC offers concert goers three camping accommodations for four nights in The Mesa:
- Moonglow Camping ($1,199 per group, includes all taxes and fees): One vehicle pass plus accommodations for up to four people. Bedding is not included.
- Desert Rose Premiere Camping ($1,499 per group, includes all taxes and fees): Accommodations for up to two people. Includes one vehicle pass, one deluxe queen bed or two single beds with linens and pillows, premier location closest to the festival entrance, and exclusive access to dedicated Desert Rose Camping showers and A/C restrooms.
- Bring-Your-Own RV ($329 per RV, includes all taxes and fees): Accommodations for up to eight people. RV campers will receive a 15-foot x 50-foot parking space, one vehicle pass, access to tent camping bathrooms and showers, and all Mesa amenities. Water and power can be purchased separately. All RVs must have a working air conditioner powered by an on-board generator.
Camp EDC’s pre-sale commences for ticket holders on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at noon PST. Tickets will be available to the general public starting Thursday, Nov. 16 at noon PST.
Keep your ear to the ground for more exhilarating EDC Las Vegas 2018 details and announcements at EDCLasVegas.com.
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