Tag Archives: Ryan Hayes

Blueprint Events Announces Lineup for Contact Winter Music Festival 2014 in Vancouver 12/26-12/27

Blueprint Events has officially unveiled the lineup for their third annual Contact Winter Music Festival at BC Place. This year the two-day event will feature 17 DJs and the addition of a second #FVDED stage. Last year Contact broke Vancouver’s all time social media record by sharing 12,000 pictures and tweets over the two dayContinue Reading

Event Review: Paul Oakenfold: EDM Without Borders at FiveSIXTY in Vancouver, BC 3/2/13

Paul Oakenfold is the Clint Eastwood of DJs. With nothing but a menacing stare, you can make the decks do anything. Seamless transitions abounding, Oakenfold flawlessly traversed through the complex world of electronic music. His comprehensive knowledge and years of experience was a beacon for all true dance music lovers. After thirty seconds of intenseContinue Reading

Event Preview: Paul Oakenfold Takes Hold of FiveSixty Vancouver on Saturday 03/02/13

Trying to decide where to spend your hard earned money? This week Twisted Productions brings the goods providing Vancourites with a true EDM experience. While Twisted Events is too often hidden in the monolithic shadow of Blueprint Events, the promotions company frequently comes through with gems of their own. On March 2nd, Paul Oakenfold descendsContinue Reading

Event Review: Lazy Rich Takes Over Victoria’s Club 9one9 Canada 2/10/13

Lazy Rich, you dirty electro maestro. Even Avicii tracks drip with filth when you drop them live. Sunday night, Rich played Club 9one9 in Victoria, Canada. Pre-show pub talk was buzzing that ‘the guy who played Contact Festival was in town and 9one9 was the place to be that night’. For a Sunday night ofContinue Reading

Throwback Thursday: Tiesto Elements of Life World Tour Live from Copenhagen 2007

I will have no one arguing me on this: Tiesto’s performance in Copenhagen for his Elements of Life World Tour is a quintessential EDM set. It is timeless. In 2007, Tiesto’s live sets were beginning to change, he was definitely still trance by today’s standards, but his vibe was more modernized compared to the classicContinue Reading

Throwback Thursday: Calvin Harris Live at Lavo New York 5/5/2011

Everyone knows a Calvin Harris set is  one hundred percent fluffy mainstream dance music, but that doesn’t mean it’s not damn good pump up EDM. Live at Lavo was my first true Calvin Harris listening experience. The light-hearted mix combines all the right popular tracks with a handful of Harris’ irresistible original productions making theContinue Reading

Armin van Buuren & W&W – D# Fat [Armind]

What can anyone really say about Armin’s collaboration with W&W, D# Fat? It’s on track to be a sensational hit. A wisp of electronic light eases you in to racing synths with a trace of beautiful piano. The progression is euphoric, charging you with freedom and energy. Then there’s the build. The subsequent big roomContinue Reading

Daddy’s Groove – Hurricane [Doorn Records]

Daddy’s Groove mean to take the EDM community by storm in 2013. Hurricane, their second release in the past month following the crowd pleasing Stellar, strays away from mainstream domination and vouches for instrumental success. The Italian trio bring Hurricane to life with airy progressive synths. Continually escalating and frantically building upon itself Hurricane rotatesContinue Reading