Summer concert season is just heating up and it’s time the Whomping Wednesday series shed some light on the NoiseTrain’s next stop on our summer festival run: Skullcandy’s Identity Festival. With it’s national tour stretching from New Jersey to Seattle, the Identity Crew has organized a line up that’s going to keep North America’s hands in the air all summer long. While their line up my vary from city to city with DJ’s like Kaskade, Pretty Lights, Afrojack, Nero, Skrillex, Booka Shade, Avicii, Rusko, Steve Aoki and Pete Tong dropping in and out of the tour, every show is sure to impress.
If you can’t make it to an Identity show, it’s a bummer but not to worry, their website and a ton of the artists performing are posting photos, videos, blog posts, tweets (@IDENTITYfest) and updates on their incredible app so you can still catch a glimpse of all the fest has to offer from coast to coast.
The NoiseTrain crew is kicking off Labor Day weekend with a massive WHOMP! and rolling down the tracks (literally… we’ll probably take the train down and party the whole way) to the San Diego show at the Cricket Wireless Ampitheater. Hope to see some of you in San Diego and be on the lookout if you want to get stamped with the NoiseTrain logo!
One of the newest drum & bass DJ/Producers that has really caught my attention this year is Wilkinson. His debut album will be out Ram Records this winter and he’s been blowing away everyone in the drum & bass scene this year, most notably, the godfather of heavy drum & bass himself, Andy C. A couple of his big tracks to note are Refugee and Every Time but I highly recommend you check out his “bathroom beats,” which he produced with Bailey from BBC 1xtra’s last week.
Next up is a youngster whose future is so bright, he’s gotta wear shades. Whether it’s production, remixing, or mashups, Madeon is a new talent that is destined for a very prosperous career. Madeon has created some incredible remixes (check out Raise Your Weapon by Deadmau5 if you haven’t already!) and recently grabbed the attention of BBC Radio1 DJ’s, including Pete Tong. His most recent track I’ve found, in which he mixes with Abelton live, has already generated several million views on Youtube since mid-July and is sure to help him gain more traction in the scene.
You better put your hands up for these young guns and get ready for some wubs, dubs, wobs, and whomps… Apologies for the excessive puns, I just can’t help but get excited knowing that we are all in store for a barrage of hits from these guys. Did I mention that both of them are under 20?