Insomniac Events – Nocturnal Wonderland Lineup Released

NocWlandLineup This afternoon, Insomniac Events released the highly anticipated lineup for the 19th installment of Nocturnal Wonderland, Southern California's longest running festival. Over two days of dancing, good vibes and music - attendees are invited to fall down the rabbit hole and into "Camp Nocturnal." Famous for their intense production value, Insomniac has already promised the return of the larger than life Zen Owl stage, Bassrush and many new surprises. CHECK OUT LAST YEAR'S RECAP! Let's talk about this lineup though! With names like Bad...

Top Ten House Cuts Of The Week – July 29, 2014

Larry Cadge - TOP 10 This week the tunes are blazing hot and full of meaning.  Solomun’s latest “Friends” is all about you know, well Friends!  Maceo Plex does one about DJs with over-inflated egos, & H.O.S.H. does yet another amazing tune about his childhood dreams from his Forever Young series.  There’s also some dance-floor rockers in there and a couple of fun music videos so watch, listen, & enjoy. View Previous Chart 1. “Playa d’en Bossa (Original Mix)” Larry Cadge, Smiley Fingers Playa d’en Bossa is not only the most...

Super Friends Productions: A Fresh New Perspective on EDM Labels

SuperFriends It was just last September when M.A.D.E (Brian LaPierre and Cody Cox) and BassCASE(Jason Case) got their foot in the revolving EDM door. As winners of Insomniac Events' Nocturnal Wonderland Discovery Project 2013, they pulled their musical masterminds together and put on one of the best shows the infamous Insomniac Art Car has ever seen. From Trance to Tech, Hardstyle to House, these three artists pulled something off that resonated with people for a long while after their set was complete. This unconventional performance was filled to the...

HARD Invades Red Rocks This Thursday

hard-red-rocks-2014 HARD Red Rocks is back this Thursday, July 31, 2014 – invading the Red Rocks Ampitheater in Morrison, Colorado for a massive party. There’s no better place to see the stars – and a killer show – than at the Red Rocks. That’s likely the main reason HARD is back at this iconic, open-air amphitheater for a second year! In 2013, Gary Richards and the HARD family brought the HARD experience to a sold-out crowd for the first time ever. 2014 will be bigger and louder with co-headliners NERO and Dillon Francis, along with a live set from...

Industry Focus: Neoteric, Founder/Label Head At Main Course Records

Industry Focus: Neoteric, Founder/Label Head At Main Course Records Today for Magnetic’s Industry Focus, we highlight Neoteric, founder and label head at Main Course. He's had his music played and charted by all the major players in EDM culture from Aoki To Diplo to Skrillex. So when it comes to running the label, you know his ear can hold it down. This is a series where we highlight the major players working behind the scenes of the EDM biz. These are the folks running the record labels, representing the artists, promoting the shows and just getting it done. They may not get the shine of the DJs...

Here Are 5 Things Your Molly Hangover Feels Like

Here Are 5 Things Your Molly Hangover Feels Like What goes up, must come down is how the old saying goes.  In the case of Molly or any of her half baked half sisters coming down is not all that awesome. Let’s start with your classic hangover from drinking too much booze. If you go way too far you end up with your head in the toilet, a headache that feels like a railroad spike in your brain and a full day of bed rest. That’s the extreme, but more or less any severe hangover will render you pretty useless to varying degrees for 12 to 24 hours. So more or less you give up a day...

Jesse Saunders: House Music Originator & Student of Life

_MG_2474 When you think about what house music is, what thoughts come to mind? Do you think about how a house song is composed? How it sounds? Do you think about how it’s arguably the new rock and roll? Do you think about the parties? The venues and clubs? Or do you not think anything of it all? Over the past thirty years since it grew out of the Chicago club scene, house music has conquered the world one dancefloor at a time. Now, you can go to the wikipedia page for house music, and you can get at some indisputable facts as to how house...

Top 10 Hard Dance Releases Jul 14 – Jul 20

HardDanceChart 7-14_7-20 So let's talk about the harder styles of Electronic Dance Music for a minute, shall we? Let's look into the 145, 150 and 170+ BPM selections ripping through the airwaves right now - these sounds are global. They're absolutely murdering the scene and making it into a truly dedicated, unique experience. What's not to love? Throbbing reverse basslines, tantalizing screeches and euphoric choruses so rich, they make every single part of your body tingle... add in some vocals and a traditional kickdrum -- congratulations. You've just had an...

Dee-Brief brings the n00bs up-to-date on EDM

rsz_got_noob_ Dee-brief is coming at you this week with what happened in EDM last week. This is also dedicated to all the newcomers and as the term is ‘n00b.’ So here’s to all the n00bs.   Looking for the techno song without words?  Well here is a guide to finding it.  It might not be the answer you are looking for, but hey the truth isn't always easy. Going into the realm of music and production for you all, I have picked out some of my favorites from our top ten lists of all types of electronica that you might not know is actually...

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Niteppl – Bloom Feat. Manics

Niteppl - Bloom (Art) A Magnetic exclusive premiere we are overjoyed to share! Cool summer vibes bloom in this disco focused and funked out collaboration from Niteppl and Manics. The synth arrangements capture and deliver a refined retro aeshetic, the bass guitar keeps the whole song grooving, and the intriguing, subtle vocals move along with a whisper quality that engages the listener to create a strong sense of intimacy. It is a solid original disco production that certainly sets itself apart from contemporary nu-disco compositions with its strong...

Bedrock artist Guy J along with Anton Tumas & Darin Epsilon at Monday Social – July 28, 2014

Guy J at MNS Bedrock artist Guy J out of Tel Aviv is set to take Monday Social to another level this warm Summer Monday evening along with Southern California locals Anton Tumas & Darin Epsilon. MAGNETIC RECOMMENDS:  Ten Hottest House Music Releases Of The Week – July 22, 2014 Until tonight, have a listen to Guy J's latest mix featured on his Soundcloud page: Follow Guy J on Facebook | Twitter Monday Social takes place every Monday night at Sound Nightclub at 1642 N Las Palmas Ave, Los Angeles, CA. Info: (323) 468-0056 Mon,...

Album Review: Armada Lounge, Vol. 7

armada lounge Life is tough. Daily struggles encompass us, and whatever the cause may be, every one of us needs an outlet to allow our minds to be freed.  For most of us, music is usually what we turn to, and the genre we choose varies from person to person.  Every once in a while though, we may stumble upon a collection which instantly allows us to escape from whatever is holding us down or troubling us.  Armada Lounge, Volume 7 is a double album, packed with downtempo tracks from some of the industries most revered artists.   No matter what...