EDM, Funky, Happy, Heavy
Tags: 3LAU, Chicago, EDM, EDM Blogs, equinox stage, Major Onions, melodic house, music, Rager Onions, Spring Awakening Music Festival, summer festival
Justin Blau, the name sounds familiar doesn’t it?
Better known by his stage name, 3LAU, this young and talented producer has grown into his own version of an icon. Justin represents a class of up and coming musicians ready to etch their name in the electronic music history books. He became enthralled with music at a young age, first teaching himself to play piano, guitar and drums. With a knack for success through his diligent work ethic and a keen dedication to his craft, 3LAU went from compiling mainstream mash-ups for DJs to creating some of the freshest tunes we’ve heard so far in 2014. Gaining creative insight from inspirations like Sigur Ros and Radiohead, Justin classifies his sound as beautifully melodic – an emotional journey through time and space.
A few months back, Justin provided the world with one of the finest sets in recent memory at the ever prolific Ultra Music Festival. Ever since that day, his name has been at the top of our radar list, and the anticipation for his next release goes unparalleled. This is an act you just cannot miss out on, which is why we’ve provided all of the information below to assure a front row seat for the experience of a lifetime.
What: Melodic Electro and Progressive House
When: Friday, June 13th, 5:00 to 6:00 PM
Where: Equinox Stage
by Jake Groch
EDM, Funky, Happy, Heavy
Tags: Chas Goudie, Chicago, EDM, EDM Blogs, electronic music, Hump Day, Jake Groch, Major Onions, music, playlist, Rager Onions, Tuesday, Wednesday
You all know Garfield right? The indolent feline created by Jim Davis who happened to HATE Mondays and LOVE lasagna.
Oh right, ya’ll can’t immediately respond to my inquires can you?
Jesus, this needs to stop. I get you and the voices in my head confused all the time, always telling me to “kill whitey.”
I digress, back to the matter at hand. I bet you didn’t know which day of the week Garfield hated second most?
Bingo. You got it, January…I mean Tuesday.
See, it all comes full-circle eventually. You just have to give me some time.
We’ve taken it upon ourselves to craft a Tuesday evening playlist that is perfectly apt for that hellish car ride home in traffic. It’s a beautiful day in Chicago tonight. Enjoy it with the windows down and breeze blowing through your hair as you cruise down LSD blasting these tunes.
Dubstep/Drum & Bass:
by Jake Groch
EDM, Funky, Happy
Tags: AgNO3, Alumni, Anjunabeats, Blogs, Brehm, Brendan, Chas, Chicago, Chill, Chillout, Dance, Deep, Downtempo, Dubstep, EDM, electro, electronic, Facebook, Fijiwiji, Galdo, Gesaffelstein, Goudie, Groch, house, Jake, Late, Laura, Major, Mr, music, Myon, Night, Onions, Rager, Recordings, Ride, Shane 54, Soundcloud
On the first occasion in which I stumbled across anything vaguely related to this next artist, Mr. FijiWiji, it was actually a remix of “Fire Inside” by Skrux, a track that The Fij had also remixed, originally by Gemini. After a few listens, I made it a point to expand my horizons and find other renditions of the already legendary original. I was captivated by Brendan Galdo’s (Mr Fijiwiji) ability to synthesize this uncanny, simplistic beauty on each of his tunes (including the “Fire Inside” remix), while maintaining a rather minimalistic production method throughout.
Methodical and deliberate – two words that describe Mr. FijiWiji perfectly.
Additionally, when we say simple, we most certainly DO NOT mean effortless or easy. A production with fewer tracks has little room for error, with less instruments to cover up poorly mastered sounds. Brendan did a particularly great job of making his instruments vivid, crystal clear and incredibly euphonic on his two new songs, “Pure Sunlight” and “Under Your Cloud,” the latter being a remix of Myon & Shane 54 + Late Night Alumni.
It would seem that the future has nothing but great things in store for this 18 year old producer hailing from Pittsburgh. We certainly cannot wait to hear more. Show your love via the links below.