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Wobbleland in SF: Festival Review

Another successful year for Vital Event’s Wobbleland!

Last weekend I attended Wobbleland at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, a music festival that highlights bass music. They produced an outstanding lineup with artists like Rezz, Bauuer, Feed Me, Troyboi, Rusko and so many more. To accommodate for the packed lineup, there were two stages inside Bill Graham, one in the main area and another in the lounge. It only took a couple minutes to walk from each stage, so we were able to get from artist to artist quickly and without missing any of the music! Another benefit to the event’s new location, which was previously held in San Jose, was the increase in attendance. Despite the increase of attendees, there was still so much space to get groovy and the dance floor was never overcrowded.

On the first night, I found myself going back and forth between the stages. Barely Alive back-to-back Virtual Riot (photo above) played a dubstep-heavy set to start off the night. And closing off the night was Minnesota, Troyboi, Midnight Tyrannosaurus, and Rusko who played some of his famous tracks like “Hold On” and “Somebody to Love”.

The second night I have to admit, I stayed at the main stage, but I did hear amazing reviews about the second stage. By recommendation, I checked out Matroda who played a healthy amount of Slim Shady remixes. Then Figure and Dack Janiels played back-to-back and brought their dubstep A-game. Following was Feed Me, an artist who was on my radar when I first started listening to electronic music, played an intense set with his art as the visuals. If you’re not interested in electronic music but you do like art, the man behind Feed Me, Jon Gooch does all his own art work and he has a collection of animated monsters that are definitely worth checking out. Closing the night was Baauer and then Rezz, who went from being the surprise name last year to headlining this past weekend. Rezz always impresses with her dark and heavy sets, she truly has a sound that is very unique to the electronic world.

Wobbleland was a success yet again, with easy event parking, quick lines, multiple bars, and TWO STAGES! I cannot wait to see what next year has in store, every year the event gets better and bigger. Here are two of my favorite tracks from the festival:

 

Hope to see you next year,
Shanee Dinay
aka DJ Crux

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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.

Rezz

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