Electronic Music Festival in Phoenix this Weekend – Colossal!

Colossal Phoenix Electronic Music Festival April 2011

Colossal Phoenix Electronic Music Festival April 2011
Colossal Phoenix Electronic Music Festival April 2011
Sometimes its good to have a friend like my man Tim. Mostly its an antagonistic situation where we are closer to pushing each other into oncoming traffic, but thats probably what makes hanging out worth while. Mostly he is trying to get me arrested and I am mostly making fun of how pale he is. The good news is that he is very impressionable and after 7 years of work has learned to appreciate Drum and Bass. Which brings us to The Colossal Event featuring DnB headliners Chase and Status.

Its going down this Friday April 22nd and Saturday April 23rd at The Madison Event Center which is right next to the Ice House in downtown Phoenix(Google Link). Tickets are $47 for General Admission for both days or VIP for $120 and then you get the OPEN Bar. I plan on attending and expect to be hard of hearing for at least the following 7 days or so. Are you gonna be there?

In typical Phoenix fashion there does not appear to be a dedicated website for the event making definite information difficult to find via Google. I want to support the Phoenix music scene but its hard to find it most of the time.

Here are the details as stolen from other websites:

3 Areas of music, with over 60 performers over two days!! Arizona’s first 2 Day Electronic Music Festival is here.

APRIL 22-23 // 6pm-2am Friday// 5pm-2am Saturday // 2 Day Event

Friday – April 22

Chase & Status DJ Set – www.facebook.com/chaseandstatus
Aly & Fila – www.facebook.com/alyandfila
Max Graham www.facebook.com/maxgraham
Jakes – www.facebook.com/jakeshench
TV Rock – www.facebook.com/tvrockonline
Space Rockerz – www.facebook.com/SpaceRockerz
HavocNdeeD – www.facebook.com/havocndeedsound
Jordan Stevens – www.facebook.com/djjordanstevens
Radar – www.facebook.com/djradar
Louder – www.facebook.com/djlouder
Mike Saga – www.facebook.com/mightymikesaga
Sean Essex www.facebook.com/djseanessex
DJ Lujan www.facebook.com/djlujan

Performance Art from Ms. Easy and Team EZ

Saturday – April 23

Steve Aoki – www.steveaoki.com
Jack Beats – www.facebook.com/jackbeatsmusic
Nero – www.facebook.com/nerouk
Felguk – www.facebook.com/felguk
Felix Cartal – www.facebook.com/felixcartal
Liquid Stranger – www.facebook.com/liquidstranger
Style of Eye – www.facebook.com/styleofeyeofficial
Turner & Heit – www.facebook.com/turnerandheit
Tranzit – www.facebook.com/djtranzit
Michael James www.facebook.com/djmichaeljames
Jared Alan

Performance Art from Ms. Easy and Team EZ

With support from:

Brook B
Sean Android
DJ Casper
Ms. Sparks
Mara Vs Disko Da
Matt Dunn
Johnny Jam
Sam Groove
Cameron Graham
Squarzan vs. Whiteboi
Thomas James
Feed me Techno vs Ozone Ace
Audio Intervention
Dan Lunsford
Marija Dunn
DJ Moonfire


LIMITED 2 DAY GA TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW FOR 45.00 at the following locations:

-Online: https://www.eventvibe.com/events//CO…ction=purchase
– www.groovetickets.com
– www.wantickets.com

Hard Tickets:
-Graffiti Shop on Mill

-All Zia Record Locations:
–Tempe – 105 W University
–Phoenix – 1940 W Indian School Rd & 2510 W Thunderbird Rd
–Chandler – 1940 W Chandler Blvd
–Tucson – 3370 E Speedway Blvd & 3655 N Oracle

-Delivery: Text your name + I Need tickets to Colossal to 602-300-1556

Wanna Win Tickets? Text your full name to 602-284-2842 for details

16+ Event // 21+ Drinking Area w/ ID

The VIP Experience (21+ only)

Your VIP Experience ticket will include:
– Separate VIP Express Ticket Pick up
– Exclusive VIP Fast Pass Entrance
– OPEN Vodka and Beer VIP Area Bar …. ([/SIZE]yes I said OPEN)
– Private DJ’s and Sound System and lighting in your area
– Special VIP front of stage viewing areas
– Complimentary water

Beer sponsored by Coors Light

AZ Music @ukthursdays tonight with @jamesbreakage

Picture of BreakageIt looks like UK superstar Breakage is bringing some English weather to the Phoenix are tonight just in time for his show at UK Thursdays in Tempe at the Cherry Lounge. This will be my first attendance at UK Thursdays as well as my first time hearing Breakage play a DJ set.

For the uninitiated(and yes thats you cause I put enough links in above) UK Thursdays is a weekly event that highlights “the London born musical phenomenon known as dubstep, UK Thursdays will also divulge into the underground world of dub, garage, glitch, grime, nu-disco, jungle, breaks, drum and bass, ghetto tech and more…” Currently Breakage is considered to be at the top of the Genre with a Dubstep Essential Mix on the BBC’s Radio 1 earlier this year and releases like Speechless and Paradise Circus.

Doors open at 9pm and Breakage hits the decks (or whatever they use these days) at midnight. $10 cover

Follow up on DO213 – Get your Facebook and Twitter on!

DO312 What to Do in Chicago

DO312 What to Do in Chicago
DO312 What to Do in Chicago
Following up on the DO312 Lollapalooza Remix contest that I mentioned a few weeks ago. It appears that I missed pointing out how awesome a resource DO312 is for the Chicago Art, Music, and general awesomeness scenes. Here it is from the horses mouth:

Do312 is a website and social networking community built around all of the amazing events – like live music, street festivals, and other cultural happenings – going on in and around Chicago every day. When you sign up for Do312 – which is free and easy to do – you can discover, promote, and create event listings. You can also buy tickets online, get venue and event details, and share them your friends on Facebook and Twitter.

But wait, there’s more! Do312 also lets you customize the types of info, like specific artists or venues, you want to track. Plus, you’ll get the inside line on hot ticket on sales and other can’t miss Chicago happenings.

via DO312 About Page

They also have a DO312 Facebook and a DO312 Twitter account, sign up and follow along, and groove till dawn!

Lollapalooza Remix Throwdown Do312

Hey DJ’s, Producers, and Rockers. Here is a chance to win $5k in studio prizes and work on your self-promotion skills.

The Lolla Remix Throwdown isn’t just about your skills in the studio – because being an artist is way more than that, right? It’s also about rocking self-promotion, live performance and everything else that makes you the complete package. Start off by submitting your best original production in the open round. The contest will narrow down to the semi-finals and then to the finals where the top four will compete at a live event in Chicago!

via Lollapalooza Remix Throwdown Do312.

Desertstandard TV – Greg Taylor @GRTaylor2 and Phoenix Music #desertstandard

Had a great talk with my buddy Greg Taylor last night about Desert Bloom Phoenix and the Phoenix Music Scene. We ran a little long for YouTube so I had to cut out his shout out to the folks at Gangplank:

  • Derek Neighbors
  • Josh Streble
  • Jade Meskill
  • James Archer

The Desert Bloom Phoenix Crew:

Here is some info about the bands and venues he talked about:
Dry River Yacht Club
Black Carl
What Laura Says

Sail Inn
Yucca Tap Room
Long Wong’s
Rhythm Room
Trunk Space

Music Matters Project

BASSNECTAR | 2010 IDJ Mixtape – with Pixes and other goodies

··· BASSNECTAR ··· | 2010 IDJ Mixtape.

Good overall mix with Pixies remix halfway through, sure to get you through the workday.

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (101.8MB)


  1. Azzido Da Bass – Doom’s Night (Timo Maas vs Bassnectar)
  2. Bassnectar – Cozza Frenzy (Mega Bass Mix)
  3. Rye Rye – Bang feat. MIA [aca]
  4. S.C.A.M. – Let Me Hear You Say
  5. Stagga – I Got Bass
  6. Seductive Dubz – Hey!
  7. Caravan Palace – Starscat
  8. AAK & Double Step – (Bassnectar Edit)
  9. Bassnectar – Boombox (Bassnectar Remix)
  10. The Pixies – Where is My Mind? (Bassnectar Remix)
  11. Nextmen – The Lion’s Den (Sigma vs Bassnectar)
  12. Zen – Your Shout ft. Killabeats & Gry (Bassnectar Re-edit)
  13. Bassnectar – Teleport Massive (Bassnectar Remix)
  14. Bassnectar – Slam Dunk feat. Dunkelbunt
  15. Bazznectar Medley – Tears for Modern English MasherDamian
  16. Marley – It Was Written (Chasing Shadows Remix)
  17. Kid Cudi – Day & Night (JOTS vs Crowdrock vs Bassnectar
  18. Malente & Dex – Lions (Bassnectar & iLL Gates Remix)