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New Tune Tuesday (Dreamscape Edition)

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in New Tune Tuesday, Noise | 0 comments

-Written by Kevin Madert

A few short days from now the first sets of Dreamscape 2016 will be echoing through the undulating, tree-dotted hills & of Camp Ramblewood. Lucky for us, plenty of the artists playing this year’s festival have been hard at work churning out new tunes – just in time to unleash them on the masses come May 5-8. Read on to hear the latest from some of our favorite acts on the lineup.

Destructo & Wax Motif Ft. Vanilla Ace – Beatdown

Kicking off the list is, appropriately, a recent song from an artist playing Dreamscape. On “Beatdown,”  Holy Ship don and purveyor of oft-fantastic four on the floor Destructo teams up with capable friends Wax Motif and Vanilla Ace to deliver a winner. The dark tune is quintessential Destructo, packing a serious punch in the breakdown but refusing to view itself through overserious eyes. Attesting to this is the well-sourced hook – a few lines of poignant life advice adapted from “G’d U” by Snoop Dogg helmed hip-hop trio The Eastsidaz. Keep it real and get gangsta’d up with the HARDfather at Poseidon’s Playground to close out pool party numero uno (9pm Friday).

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AltFreq’s Daily Dreamscape Guide: Friday

Posted by on May 1, 2016 in Featured, Latest | 0 comments

Written by Kevin Madert

We’re less than a week out from Badass Raves’ annual festival season kickoff, so it seemed a good a time as any to give our readers the inside track on the festival. Where you should be, who you should listen to, what the heck else there is to do; if you’re looking for assistance in planning your Dreamscape experience, Alternate Frequency is here to help. Our Thursday guide can be found heren, and Saturday’s is right here.

First Things: We’re hoping you remembered to pack your swimsuit & floaties for the daily pool parties. If last year is any indicator, believe us when we say things get rowdy and *had to do it* wet. Poseidon’s Playground gets going at 11am, and with the mix of headliners and highly capable locals you can bet it’ll be a wild ride from start to finish. If you’re unable to attend all weekend – real jobs are a pesky necessity, right? – Friday arrival is permitted beginning at 11am; save a little cash with two-day tickets.

IMG_9137As Massacat can attest, it might get wild

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Dreamscape 2016: Hear Music From Every Act Playing This Year’s Festival

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in Featured, Latest, Noise | 0 comments

Words and list by Kevin Madert

You can feel it in the air. The sun’s a little warmer, the days a little longer, blizzpocalypses and snowmageddons all but forgotten. Spring has sprung (officially, if you doubt it) and for us in the musicsphere that means something wonderful: Festival season is upon us.

Our year is shaping up to begin with Dreamscape, the longtime Badass Raves brainchild that began as an indoor all-nighter known as Psychedelic Dreamscape before expanding last year to a two-day fest at secluded Camp Ramblewood in Darlington, MD. This year it’s a full-weekend affair, with three days of 11am-5pm music slated for May 5-8.

In the dual interest of channeling our anticipatory excitement and educating anyone who cares to listen, we’ve compiled a playlist to kick off our coverage of the festival. Organized into loose genre categories, it features every artist slated to perform* and is intended to acclimate readers to the lineup; plenty of in-depth writing on all things Dreamscape will follow.

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News: Hard Summer Reveals 2015 Lineup Via Must-See Video

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Latest, News, Noise, Reads | 0 comments

Written by Kevin Madert

The lineup for HARD Summer is here, and true to Hard form it’s relayed to us via a humorous video announcement featuring familiar faces like Dillon Francis, Porter Robinson, Skrillex, and Chromeo – all of whom will perform at this year’s festival.

Set to take over the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. August 1 and 2, Hard Summer 2015 will also be headlined by The Weeknd, The Chemical Brothers, Schoolboy Q, The Glitch Mob, Odesza, Tchami, & Gorgon City (8/1) and Jack Ü, Ratatat, RL Grime, Die Antwoord, Zeds Dead, Robin Schulz, & Maya Jane Coles(8/2), among dozens of other well-selected acts.

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Gone Shippin’: 11 Of Our Favorite Sets From Holy Ship! January 2015

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Featured, Latest, Noise | 0 comments

Written by Kevin Madert

One month ago today, the MSC Divina departed Miami for the fourth annual iteration of Holy Ship!, as well as the first of two sailings in 2015. The music festival cruise is somewhat of a mecca for electronic music fans – owing in no small part to the difficult nature of acquiring tickets and the stories of extravagance and debauchery that make their way back to land. In the weeks since, many sets recorded over the course of the weekend have become available online, and a third (perhaps most obvious) reason becomes clear: the music is just too damn good.

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