For electric music lovers, last weekend’s Electric Circus music festival in Shanghai, China was an unparalleled event. Located in the heart of the new Pudong region of Shanghai, this festival was China’s first ever large-scale indoor electronic music festival. In the roomy Pudong Exhibition Center, two different spaces were set up for a lengthy six-hour festival featuring dozens of acts and performances, including both local and international artists.
Throughout the night, the Shanghai crowd raved to the various DJs. With fans ranging from local EDM enthusiasts to international fans from countries around the world, by the end of the night, hundreds of people came to enjoy the music. Among headline artists such as Roger Sanchez, DJ Falcon, Surkin, and many more, the crowd at Electric Circus especially loved Swanky Tunes, a Russia based electronic music trio. Playing mixes of popular songs such as Sweet Nothing by Calvin Harris and Clarity by Zedd, as well as with some of their own music, Swanky Tunes got the crowd hyped up and singing along.
To add to the circus-y vibe established by the name of the festival, costumed men, men on stilts, and acrobatic performers roamed the exhibition center. With great music, vibrant lighting, and an endless supply of pizza and beer, the Electric Circus music festival in Shanghai, China was a huge success, leading the way for more EDM festivals in China.
Influential Californian band Linkin Park
have recently released a new single, entitled “Guilty All The Same.” It will be the first single off an as-of-yet untitled forthcoming album. The song features an interesting collaboration with famous American rapper Rakim
and brings the band’s sound to yet another new trajectory, especially following their previous single
, “A Light That Never Comes,” which featured Steve Aoki
. Stream “Guilty All The Same” below, and tell us what you think!
have premiered their new music video for “Your Graduation” from their sophomore effort You’re Gonna Miss It All
on Run For Cover Records
. It kicks off with the ever so familiar voicemail message from the answering machine on their debut Sports.
It then cuts between girlfriends and snowy community vibes, backside flips and general bummertime, and I’m pretty damn sure there was a Superman cameo somewhere in there. Also it’s pretty cool that there is some parallel scenes connected to their video for The Weekend
thrown in, good job Kyle Thrash. Watch the video below, pick up their new album here
, and follow them on Facebook
Alternative pop quartet Battle Lines, just unveiled their new track “Colonies” from their upcoming 7″. Following the success of their first release Hearts, they returned to the studio and recorded their next single which you can stream below. The blistered lullaby is replete with wistful paradoxes of emotional and sexual indifference; echoing distaste with the hypnotizing line, “You mean nothing to me” repeated throughout by vocalist Carly Humphries.
The forthcoming limited 7″ features the titular track as well as a new song entitled “Push.” Interestingly enough, the artwork for this release was created by Nick Steinhardt of Touché Amore. Pick up the 7″ via No Sleep Records here. or more information check out their Facebook and catch them at SXSW in Austin, Texas later this month.
Mar 13 – Austin, TX – SXSW (British Music Embassy @ Latitude 30 – 3:00PM)
Mar 15 – Austin, TX – SXSW (Esther’s Follies – 9:00PM)
Apr 17 – Brighton, UK – Green Door Store †
Apr 18 – London, UK – Birthdays †
Apr 19 – Bristol, UK – Hit The Deck Festival †
Apr 20 – Nottingham, UK – Hit The Deck Festival †
Apr 22 – Glasgow, UK – 13th Note †
Apr 23 – Manchester, UK – The Star And Garter †
Apr 24 – Birmingham, UK – The Flapper †
Apr 25 – Leeds, UK – Cockpit 3 †
Apr 26 – Southampton, UK – Unit †
† w/Seahaven, Nai Harvest
Fleeting Youth Records have released their first label compilation featuring over an hour and a half of infectious and fuzz-fucked tunes! These thirty four tracks are from past releases, unreleased demos, brand new tunes from artists that they haven’t even announced yet, and bonus tracks from friends that will be playing at their free unofficial SXSW party
on Thursday, March 13th! The compilation is a name-your-own-price download because any purchases will be used as donations towards the event.
In Fleeting Youth Record’s own words about the event, “YES! We will be throwing a SXSW party on Thursday, March 13th from 2pm-2am. We would LOVE if you came and got weird with us. Free beer, free entry, loud noises. Who is playing? Mumblr, Clouder, HABITS, Big Bill, LA Font, Krill, GRASS IS GREEN, Two Inch Astronaut, The Ghost Wolves, Gunther Doug, Butter The Children, Bent Shapes, and Basketball Shorts!!! Brooklyn, Boston, Austin, Los Angeles, Nashville, oh my.” Stream the compilation below and pick it up on their Bandcamp!