WIDE AWAKE with Worthy
Track of the Day San Francisco ghetto-tech star Worthy is constantly refining his definition of Future House. His latest try is more worthy of this title than ever. “Brill” is a time-stopping bounce fest from about 80 years into the future.
WIDE AWAKE with R3hab
Track of the Day I’m sure we all know about the signature chainsaw sound that R3hab has established for himself. But did you know that R3hab has just applied his famous ‘Chainsaw Madness’ to LMFAO’s “Champagne Showers?” His remix is appropriately named “Chainsaw Showers.” The track is available as a free download via the soundcloud link above.
WIDE AWAKE with Zedd
Track of the Day Zedd has just released a cannon of a track on Skillex’s OSWLA label. His productions always pack a punch. And “Shotgun” is no different. Once Zedd puts something in his crosshairs, you know he is gonna go ballistic.
Video Surveillance Vol. 5 : Control
If there is anyone who knows about stage presence, it’s Benny Benassi. His official music video for “Control,” featuring vocals by Gary Go, tells all. The video is a behind-the-scenes look into Benny and Gary’s spell-binding performances to a swarming stadium of adoring fans. You would expect nothing less than top of the line production at a Benny Benassi show....
WIDE AWAKE with Oliver Twizt
Track of the Day Oliver Twizt likes to let his music do the talking. And his recent remix of Laidback Luke’s “Speak Up” has made quite a statement. Oliver’s edit articulates the same intensity that Laidback Luke aimed for, but with a Twizt.
In the Spotlight: Pete Tong
Pete Tong is Britain’s most cherished source of music. The man has spent nearly a quarter of a century in the music industry, exposing him to a wide range of top notch artists and their various styles. Pete has gained experience with a multitude of genres including funk, soul, and blues - but remains a well respected expert in electronic dance music. Think of him as a connoisseur of fine...
WIDE AWAKE with Michael Woods
Track of the Day Michael Woods has just dropped a track that will definitely brighten up your day. His recent remix of Paul Thomas & Alex Di Stefano’s “Shining” is a beaming ray of beauty. Michael’s remix features brilliant tech basslines and a progressive-inspired melody.
Team Netherlands (Tiesto) vs. Team Sweden...
Miami Music Week is a 10 day spectacle that is any EDM fan’s dream. It is comprised of the prestigious Winter Music Conference and Ultra Music Festival. This year, Miami party-goers were in for a real treat. Fans gathered near the Fontainebleau Hotel for a friendly soccer exhibition sponsored by (RED) the global AIDS charity. (RED) is known for its high profile partnerships and they...
Insomniac wins 'Best Event Promoter' IDMA award
The winners have been announced for the 27th annual International Dance Music Awards. Insomniac has taken home the award for the ‘Best Event Promoter’ category. We appreciate all your support, and remember - it is all thanks to you! Check out the other IDMA award winners here.
WIDE AWAKE with Julian Jordan
Track of the Day We would like to introduce you to Julian Jordan - a 16 year old boy genius from the Netherlands. Even at his young age, Julian’s musical talents have proven to be astounding. His recent production “Rock Steady” is a progressive house monument, confirming that this kid is going to have a very promising future in the EDM world. Julian’s track has already...
WIDE AWAKE with Benny Benassi
Track of the Day Today we take a refresher course on Benny Benassi’s signature sound as it evolves ever forward. Check out his remix of “Primadonna” by Marina and the Diamonds from the UK.
Video Surveillance Vol. 5: Greyhound
Sponsored by Absolut Vodka, the music video for Swedish House Mafia’s “Greyhound” is undeniably cool and a pleasure to watch. A clear blue sky and a pure white desert landscape set the scene for a bevy of high-class steampunk bettors to risk it all in a race between three robotic greyhounds whose speed and form, the video suggests, are dependent on how lustrously Angello,...
WIDE AWAKE with Mord Fustang
Track of the Day The title track on Mord Fustang’s new EP, “Welcome to the Future,” takes a refreshing step astray from his normal style. The buildup melody, the synth riffs layered over the beat, and the percussion are all standard Fustang, but the grinding, alien-like utterings of the bassline stand out here and make for a much more mind-blowing experience than usual!
Sound Check: Beyond Wonderland Recovery Party ft....
Find some closure for your Beyond Wonderland experience by joining us at Playhouse tonight for the Beyond Wonderland Recovery Party from 10pm-3am. Hardwell is the musical guest for tonight and will be supplying the floor-shaking progressive house hooks. Buy Tickets.
Snoop Dogg Releases House Mix
Yesterday, Snoop Dogg decided to showcase his mixing skills by uploading a handful of mixes to his Soundcloud page for his nearly 80,000 Soundcloud followers to enjoy. One of them was a “EURO TEKNO” mix, a big surprise for everybody who knows Snoop Dogg (which is everybody). The mix is comprised of relaxing pool-party deep house and nu-disco by artists like Tensnake and Prins...
WIDE AWAKE with Defunct!
Track of the Day Defunct! is one of the leading pioneers of the global fidget house scene. Today they dropped this massive, bumpin’ modern take on the early 90s Eurodance hit “Rhythm of the Night.” In this remix they use a growling bassline and an undeniable bounce to give new meaning to the words “rhythm of the night!”
Sound Check : Andy Moor & tyDi
Get ready for a night of jaw-dropping, blood-rushing trance music provided by Andy Moor & tyDi. 10 PM - 11:30 PM : Trent Cantrelle 11:30 PM -1:15 AM : tyDi 1:15 AM - 3:00 AM : Andy Moor Date: Friday March 16th 2012 Time: 9pm-3am Location: Los Angeles, CA - The Exchange Age Restriction: 21+ Buy Tickets Here
In the Spotlight: Hardwell
Robbert van de Corput has recently been labeled the “new kid on the block.” But if you take a closer look at Robbert’s rise to international fame, you may come to realize that he isn’t very new at all. Robbert’s inspiration to produce dance music originated after viewing an episode of a Dutch MTV documentary-style program called The DJs. The episode appealed to Rob...
The Making of Beyond Wonderland
Get a sneak peak of the stage set up and interactive art that we just finished setting up at the NOS Events Center!
Sound Check: Beyond Wonderland Pre-Party ft. Jamie...
Time to get down and dirty to prep for tomorrow’s journey. Jamie Jones: 1am-4am Droog: 10pm-1am Date: Friday March 16th 2012 Time: Doors open at 10pm Location: Los Angeles, CA - Dim Mak Studios (Cinespace) Age Restriction: 21+ Buy tickets here.
Since all of our stages are indoors (with the exception of the Wide Awake Car), the predictions of rain do not threaten the show tomorrow. Just bring ponchos and/or hooded jackets so that when you travel from stage to stage, you can be protected and warm! Hoodies and ponchos will be available for sale at the Insomniac merch booth. Small umbrellas will be permitted into the venue by security.
Tiësto: In The Booth - Episode 10 (Los Angeles)
Tiesto made history at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles last October. Check out this episode of In The Booth to see what the experience was like from Tiesto’s eyes.
A Change "In The Air” when Morgan Page Is in Town
Some people might assume that an artist would lose their luster after playing to the same club for the second time within the span of just a few months. That might be true for some DJs, but not for Morgan Page. An American progressive house and electro house DJ/producer, Morgan Page has been tearing up the world of EDM with smashers like “Fight for You,” “In the Air” and “The Longest Road.” A...
WIDE AWAKE with Hardwell
Track of the Day NO_ID & Martin Volt’s “Zelda” has just been Hardwell-ed. Hardwell’s edit comes with a powerful synth lead and a commanding bassline. The track will be released on Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings on March 26th. Catch Hardwell at Beyond Wonderland’s ‘Madhatter’s Castle’ stage and the Beyond Wonderland Recovery Party at...
WIDE AWAKE with Claude VonStroke
Track of the Day Claude VonStroke loved “Yo Vogue” by French Fries the first time he heard it because of “the half time drop, the chopped and screwed vocal, the stuttering bass kicks, the creepy moog on top.” He continues, “it’s simple and complex at the same time and it wrecks shop whenever it gets played.” In his own take on the track, Claude slows it...
Tech Yeah! with Adam Beyer
We understand what it’s like to fall in love with a new DJ/genre. We’ll admit it – we’ve been there before…many many times! If your passion for the music is as big as ours, you know that there’s nothing like the feeling of finding a new song or artist that really touches your soul. Finding that special track that gets in your shoes and just makes you want to dance, or simply puts a smile on your...
WIDE AWAKE with Lucky Date
Track of the Day We were fortunate enough to come across this exciting, electro track produced by Lucky Date. Lucky gets wild with his latest remix of Madonna’s “Girl Gone Wild,” which will be released on Interscope Records. The track is centered around Madonna’s vocals, which are accentuated by a driving backbeat and bouncy synths.
In the Spotlight: Jamie Jones
Welsh born DJ and producer, Jamie Jones, is the king of the underground dance circuit. Jamie’s reign over the esoteric scene can be attributed by his acquired taste in exceptional music. Growing up, Jamie was heavily influenced by funk, soul, disco, and eventually indie rock. And it definitely shows in his productions. Jamie’s music is a diverse expedition traversing across funky...
Video Surveillance Vol. 3: Concrete Angel
The official music video for Gareth Emery’s “Concrete Angel,” featuring vocalist Christina Novelli, definitely does the song justice. The video features time-lapse captured frames of intricate city landscapes. The city is portrayed as a vivacious source of life. The aesthetically pleasing architecture of the high rise structures are illuminated by the lights emitted from the...
WIDE AWAKE with Nicky Romero
Track of the Day Nicky Romero and MYNC have back-to-back mixes featured on the Miami 2012 compilation released on CR2 Records for Miami Music Week. One track that stands out from the rest is Nicky Romero’s “Se7en.” The track has a catchy build up leading into a sensational drop that needs to be heard to be appreciated.
In the Spotlight: tyDi
A music enthusiast in its highest regard, Tyson Illingsworth stays true to the ideals of music production. “People ask me why I would bother studying when I’m already doing well in my field – but I believe knowledge is power, and it’s important for me to learn everything I can about sound and my passion in life. Music is powerful on so many levels. I want to learn, to know it inside and...
Beyond Wonderland Contest Wrap-Up + Last Week's...
We’d like to give one final thank you to everyone who entered our Beyond Wonderland Tumblr contest. It has been an amazing reminder of the importance of this music and these events. We’ve shared your stories with the whole Insomniac team, and we’ve archived them for the future, so that they can be revisited and passed on. Plus, the success of this contest suggests that we...
In the Spotlight: Armin van Buuren
Armin van Buuren is arguably the most influential man in trance music - the guy is practically a living legend. Armin’s prolific career began at the young age of fourteen. He would spend his hard earned pay, which he made from working a paper route, on investing in new records. As his extensive collection of tracks grew, so did his commitment to music. “It’s not just love for music, it’s...
WIDE AWAKE with Electric Soulside
Track of the Day Coming out on Cold Blank Presents Miami Fire WMC 2012, “Electric Mind” by Belgian duo Electric Soulside brings us back to the feel-good, hopeful side of electro house. A simple bass melody decorates a heavy backbeat while its steadfast optimism could cure your case of the Mondays!
Set Times for Tonight - W&W at the Exchange
Get ready for some heavy, progressive tech trance courtesy of W&W tonight at Exchange! Here are the set times: 9pm-11pm: Marcus Schossow 11pm-1am : Menno de Jong 1am- 3am: W&W Buy Tickets Here.
Hardwell On Air: Episode 054
Check out the latest edition of Hardwell On Air featuring tracks from Tiesto, Michael Woods, R3hab, Datsik & Kill the Noise, Axwell, and more. Download available here. Catch Hardwell at Beyond Wonderland at 8:30pm on the Madhatter’s Castle stage AND at the Beyond Wonderland Recovery Party at Playhouse Hollywood on Monday, March 19th, 2012! Buy Beyond Wonderland Recovery Party...
WIDE AWAKE with Electrixx
Track of the Day Warning! Extremely high risk of electric shock. The new Electrixx track “Cyclus” is an electrifying jolt straight to the brain. The Berlin-based electro duo deliver a high voltage tune, hardwired with galvanizing basslines and shock-inducing synths. The track will be released on Bazooka Records on March 12th.
Kaskade's Million Dollar Question
Today, Kaskade posted (via his Facebook page) something that has left fans scratching their heads. The post contains a number of venues listed alongside their represented city. The list is as follows: - Staples Center, LA - Keyspan (MCU Park), Coney Island - Red Rocks, Denver - Bayfront Park, Miami - Festival Pier, Philly - DCU Center, Boston - 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore/DC - Verizon...
WIDE AWAKE with Simian Mobile Disco
Track of the Day Simian Mobile Disco’s latest track has divine-like qualities. The electronic production duo from the UK have released “Seraphim” as the first single from their forthcoming artist album Unpatterns. It’s a subtle, easy-listening voyage across angelic vocals and heavenly chord progressions.
Insomniac's On Cue DJ Competition
The third annual Nocturnal Wonderland Texas will be another spectacular experience with thousands of beautiful people and over 40 DJs blasting bass in the woods of Apache Pass. This year you can be a part of the magic by performing at the festival. Just submit a 30-minute DJ mix on Mixcloud and tag it “Insomniac’s On Cue DJ Competition”. Two lucky winners will get opening time...
Above & Beyond LA - Second Date Added!
Due to the overwhelming response for the Above & Beyond / Group Therapy show at the Shrine in Los Angeles, we have decided to add another show on Saturday, May 19th! After an evaluation, we determined that the show on May 18th would sell out in only a few moments so this decision was made to accommodate more fans. In order to give us time to prepare for the second show, tickets for both...
WIDE AWAKE with Arty, Matisse, and Sadko
Track of the Day They say good things happen in threes. This may very well be the case for Arty, Matisse & Sadko. The three Russian producers banded together to collectively produce “Trio,” released on Axwell’s Axtone Records label. The track was made by a trifecta of music production power, fusing Arty’s progressive trance and Matisse & Sadko’s progressive...
Video Surveillance Vol. 2: Room for Happiness
“Room for Happiness,” featuring singer/songwriter Skylar Grey, is the third single released from Kaskade’s double album entitled Fire & Ice. The music video is a melodramatic tear-jerker, which plays on the theme of the two contrasting elements of Kaskade’s album - Fire and Ice. Skylar Grey is depicted as a desolate soul confined by the walls of her room. She...
Thank you Steve Lawler for this sneak peak at the new DJ X-Factor show! (Lol.)
WIDE AWAKE with TJR
Track of the Day TJR has been an underground favorite for years, slowly but surely garnering respect from around the globe. He started out with some truly groundbreaking electro and fidget and moved on to bouncy tech house. Today TJR has reached a new level of notoriety as his song “Funky Vodka” hits the #4 spot on the overall top Beatport charts! Check it out and support that fat...
In the Spotlight: Laidback Luke
Don’t be fooled by his appearance. Lucas Cornelis van Scheppingen may look like your ordinary DJ, but beyond his secret identity lies unreal super human powers. By day, Lucas is your average party-goer. But by night, he takes on his true form as Laidback Luke - rescuing the world one dance-floor at a time. Laidback Luke made his mark as an aspiring graffiti artist before he realized...
Win a Beyond Wonderland Ticket! + Last Week’s...
It’s true. We are giving away Beyond Wonderland tickets on Tumblr. Why would we do such a thing? Who knows. Insomniac works in mysterious ways. But here’s what we ask of you: Reblog this post. In the description field, give us your reason why YOU should win a ticket! The most creative and wild - yet believable - story will win. Winners will be announced on Mondays. You may re-enter each week with...
In the Spotlight: Dubfire
Not many people can say they have walked away from a Grammy winning career. Ali Shirazinia, along with former partner Sharam Tavebi (Sharam), did so when they split up from the progressive house duo Deep Dish. Ali is an Iranian American DJ and producer that performs under the guise of Dubfire. Since Deep Dish’s break-up, Dubfire has ventured off into darker rhythms and obscure sounds;...
WIDE AWAKE with Dada Life
Track of the Day The Swedish electro duo Dada Life keep on doing the dada. Their latest track “Rolling Stone T-shirt” is a bass-heavy must-have. It’s all you need to get the party started. Well, besides the champagne and bananas.