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Wobbleland 2018: Bay Area’s dose of EDM

For all our bass heads out there, the bay area festival Wobbleland is back this coming February with some exciting surprises. With the full lineup out today, I am excited to share with you all the reasons why you will not want to miss out on this year’s event.

This February 23rd and 24th, 2018, Wobbleland will feature DJs such as Troyboi, Rezz, Rusko, and Baauer along with many more influential dubstep and bass artists. I am looking forward to seeing Feed Me, a dubstep DJ from the UK, who I was first introduced to when I was just starting to explore electronic music as a young high school Sophomore. I was especially drawn to his songs Little Cat Steps and Strange Behavior. I am also looking forward to Matroda an artist I recently discovered through his song BO$$.

Among the artists performing are some Santa Cruz current and past residents including Minnesota and Partywave. You can check out the full lineup here:

In the next couple weeks, listen to KZSC Santa Cruz 88.1 FM on your dial for an opportunity to win some tickets to the event. You can also go to ticketmaster to get your tickets to the show!

This year Wobbleland is moving up north to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. You can find all the information you need about the event in the links below.

Hope to see you there,
Shanee aka DJ Crux

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RPM April Music Charts

April showers bring May flowers and that’s exactly what we’re getting with this month’s amazing releases! This time we have electronic music ranging from beautifully ambient to dark and pounding on our charts. Also make sure to check out our new Spring schedule right here!

  1. Midnight Mystery Club – Reason or Rhyme (Playing Hooky)
  2. Thievery Corporation – The Temple of I & I (ESL Music)
  3. Clavvs – World Underwater (Self-Released)
  4. Sam Gellaitry – Escapism III (XL Recordings)
  5. HEALTH – Disco3 (Loma Vista Recordings)
  6. Max Cooper – Emergence (Mesh Records)
  7. Midnight Pool Party – Dalliance EP (Self-Released)
  8. Jacques Greene – Feel Infinite (LuckyMe)
  9. The Anix – Ephemeral (Cleopatra)
  10. Table Syndicate – Game of Life (JHP Studio)

A house producer from Montreal, Jacques Greene, releases a powerhouse of emotions with his new album, Feel Infinite. This album pushes the boundaries of house music with memorable rhythms and pulsating synths that stay in your head.

Sam Gellaitry, a young Scottish producer, returns with the third installation of his Escapism EP series. His unique EP is unlike anything I’ve heard before!

Wobbleland Round 3

For the last three years, I have been honored to attend one of San Jose’s biggest bass festivals of the year Wobbleland. Every year Vital Events brings us bigger surprises and this year was no different. The bass festival extended this year to take over three days during President’s Day Weekend. The excitement started on Friday with KRANE and Alexander Lewis, Rezz, Ekali, and Snails. The whole weekend sold out, but as always there was plenty of room to dance at the City National Civic.

Saturday’s highlights included Zomboy and PARTY FAVOR and Sunday’s best included dubstep-heavy Dastik and JOYRIDE. The friendlyness of the crowd and the ease of getting water only tops off how much effort Vital puts into putting on this event.

Here are some day one recaps, including my personal favorite the dark bass-heavy DJ Rezz.

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KRANE b2b Alexander Lewis

For more information on bass boosting events visit vitalpresents and for Wobbleland recaps and information use the links below!

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Zeds Dead Interview (Halloween Night @ The Catalyst)

Zeds Dead is a Canadian electronic music duo from Toronto, Canada. Dylan Mamid, also known as DC, and Zachary Rapp-Rovan, also known as Hooks. These two artists rose to prominence releasing original music and remixes from 2009–10 before becoming a staple on the international touring circuit thereafter. Today, they are known for their exploration of a diverse variety of genres that combine aspects of UK garage, house, electro house, hip-hop, glitch, drum and bass, and more.

Ricardo Munoz, a fourth year student at UCSC from the Fall Quarter 2017 Intro to Radio Class, had the opportunity of interviewing Dylan (DC) on Halloween night prior to Zeds Dead’s performance at the Santa Cruz Catalyst. Listen to the interview here.

 

RPM OCTOBER CHARTS

October is in full swing along with our Fall schedule and we here at KZSC are eager to share our music playlist with you. Hungry for some sweet electronic tunes? Here are our Top 10 albums and tracks for October 2016:

  1. A Tribe Called Red – We Are The Halluci Nation
  2. Chet Porter – “Stay
  3. Rüfüs Du Sol – Innerbloom + Remixes
  4. Machinedrum – Human Energy
  5. Shura – Nothing’s Real
  6. StarRo – Monday
  7. Big Wild – “Invincible
  8. For Knox Five – Pressurize The Cabin (Remixed)
  9. Bear Mountain – Badu
  10. S U R V I V E – RR7349

Big Wild is a producer from Massachusetts, and his new single is perfect for fans of Odesza, Flume and Mapei:

Rüfüs Du Sol came out with album Bloom back in January. And now with a new treat, the track Innerbloom is available in many remixed variations to satisfy every electronic music fan’s taste. Here is What So Not’s remix of Innerbloom:

For those who would like some hip hop flavor in their RPM, here is A Tribe Called Red with their new album We Are The Halluci Nation:

Happy Fall!
Crux

This summer in SoCal, HARD Summer is near

Ice Cube, Flosstradamus, Porter Robinson, Anderson .Paak, Major Lazer, Dillon Francis, Zeds Dead, Boys Noize and more this July 30th and 31st

HARD Summer in the Auto Club Speedway in Southern California will feature Ice Cube and Major Lazer this July 30th and 31st. The premier festival has made a name for itself in Los Angeles as every summer it attracts the best names in Hip Hop and Electronica. This year’s hip hop artists include artist Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals who made an appearance at UCSC’s very own quarry with a free show last year. Dillon Francis, who has made numerous appearances at our very own Catalyst Club and on our OPERS Field a few years back, will be performing on Sunday and closing off the night second to Major Lazer.

HARD Summer is back with another year of their creative and funny festival trailers! Check it out and view ticketing information and the full line up below.

More information about HARD Summer can be found here:
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Full Line Up:

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