Discovery Project: Track of the Week feat. Blare
This Week: Blare
Real Names: Bernardo Drummond, Miguel Azevedo and Pedro Drummond
Performed at: White Wonderland 2012
Current Location: London, UK | Los Angeles, CA
ENTER. Escape from Wonderland with Richie Hawtin
We spent some of our favorite nights of 2013 exploring new worlds filled with music, magic, and memories. Let’s take a moment to journey back to Escape From Wonderland, and revel in the spellbinding sights and sounds of Richie Hawtin’s ENTER. Experience.
Dubfire & Green Velvet At Inception
Inception is heating up this Saturday with the return of Dubfire! Known for his seamlessly polished DJ sets and smooth techno beats, Dubfire has risen the ranks as one of electronic music’s most versatile producers. His expansive musical profile includes countless Billboard topping tracks, original mixes for Mixmag and BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix, and a globetrotting-touring schedule. This Saturday Dubfire will be joined by special guest and Chicago legend Green Velvet, including support from SHADED (Live) alongside DAVI.
Tickets are still available but going fast, so get yours while you can. Prepare yourself for an all night dance party when Dubfire takes over Exchange LA!
Check out Dubfire’s 60 min. Boilerroom Set!
By Alyssa Stockman
Wide Awake Mix Feat. Darin Epsilon
Chicago native, Darin Epsilon, has been bouncing around the world, spreading his love for music with fans both near and far. An internationally acclaimed phenom and trailblazer of modern progressive house, Darin Epsilon shares some of his most recent sets from some of our largest Insomniac festivals.
A man of many hats, DJ/producer, radio host, and label owner, Darin Epsilon, has seen and done it all. Having worked alongside industry icons like Armin Van Buuren, Markus Schulz, and Paul Oakenfold—just to name a few, Epsilon continues to shape dance music in more ways than one. A leader of the progressive and tech house scene, Epsilon’s sounds can be heard everywhere from the widely commemorated stages of Nocturnal Wonderland, Beyond Wonderland and Ultra Music Festival, to the compelling soundtracks behind movies like Slip Cue and various MTV videos. This former John Digweed and Beatport competition winner has made a noteworthy name for himself as he swiftly climbs the EDM ranks.
Be sure to tune into the Insomniac Soundcloud to hear Epsilon’s live DJ sets from Nocturnal Wonderland and Beyond Wonderland-Bay Area in addition to a number of other memorable performances from all our dance music greats. Your ears will be buzzing with techy greatness!
By Bree Melero
Conductors of the Carnival: Richie Hawtin
Richie Hawtin is a prolific figure in the music world. Some consider him to be the father of techno music and for good reason. This English-Canadian DJ got his start in Detroit at just 17 years old. He began playing at small clubs and eventually created his own network of warehouse raves and nightclubs. In 1990, Hawtin teamed up with the Canadian DJ, John Acquaviva to form their own record label: Plus 8. They released tracks with this label under the name of F.U.S.E. and put out their first album, Dimension Intrusion, in 1993. Hawtin has recorded and released songs under numerous pseudonyms including but not limited to Plastikman, Concept 1, Circuit Breaker, Robotman, Chrome, and Richard Michaels. In addition, Hawtin founded the Germany-based record label called M-Nus in 1998. This smaller label is responsible for releasing mainly underground and minimal techno.
His sound is unmistakably his own, predominantly techno with some hints of house music. Listening to his music, it is hard not to want to dance. The layers of beats driving his songs are gripping and almost hypnotic. His most popular tracks include Orange/Minus 1, The Tunnel, and Electrophunk.
In more recent news, Hawtin collaborated with choreographer Enzo Cosimi on a piece for the 2006 Winter Olympics called, “9.20.” In an effort to spread knowledge and love for EDM music, Hawtin toured the country with Loco Dice and Ean Golden in 2012. They held production seminars, gave lessons in music business and preformed live for a number of universities. Most recently, Hawtin has embarked on a new project called ENTER. This fully immersive experience has its foundations in Ibiza and has made its way all the way to California at Escape From Wonderland. If you ever get the chance to experience ENTER or any of Hawtin’s future performances, you will truly be experiencing a master at work.
By Tierney Brannigan
Richie Hawtin Presents Enter. at Escape From Wonderland
Awaken your senses and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Richie Hawtin’s ENTER. experience at Escape from Wonderland. Prepare to enter an alternate dimension of captivating lights, electrifying sounds and disorientating darkness as you dance the night away.
Richie Hawtin first implemented his visionary concept for ENTER. during his residency in Ibiza, where he focused on combining music with state-of-the-art visual and auditory technology to create an enhanced and complete experience. Combining structural lighting installations, live visualizations of music and sound, and dark, entrancing beats, the ENTER. experience aims to bring the music to life right before your eyes. Richie Hawtin will be joined by Dubfire, Guy Gerber, Gaiser (live), and Eats Everything at the ENTER. Stage at Escape from Wonderland this Saturday. You won’t want to miss out on this mesmerizing night!
By Alyssa Stockman
Ride with us! We will be offering free round trip shuttle service between El Cerrito del Norte BART Station and The Craneway Pavilion. Shuttle service begins at 7PM, running approximately every 15 minutes until 1:30AM.
For more information go here
LessThan3 on Carl Cox
Check out LessThan3’s coverage of our Carl Cox show last friday!
Backed by Insomniac Events, Exchange LA is rapidly transforming into SoCal’s finest dance music destination. This last Friday, June 15th, the beautiful night club was popping off with Carl Cox spinning well into the morning. The sound quality was crisp, the vibe was classy, and just above our heads huge lasers were bouncing off mirrors all around the room. With a great crowd and superb production values, it’s no wonder this spot is earning a lot of buzz. [Read on…]