Drum and bass has been getting big in the past couple of years across the world and one of the most recognized artists of the genre are this extraordinarily successful Viennese duo. Although they are famous for making music, one certainly needs to recognize that the making of this video has made this track a whole lot better, also.
For the making of this time lapse 14 days of shooting within 3 months were needed and over 16,000 pictures had to be taken, but the results were well worth the time.
Yes Yes Gesaffelstein’s track Viol made it all the way into one of the most respected haute couture commercials for Givenchy! This guy has come up in a huge way over the last 2 years and is now without a doubt one of the big names of french eletro.
This short film follows Magnus Walker, the Porsche-obsessive who made his millions by turning a hobby into an obsession, and an obsession into a successful business. Not just a collector for show purposes, Walker drives his cars hard and maintains them himself. A well-shot documentary with a fascinating individual, this documentary is well worth the 30-some odd minutes.
Get Hype people Left Boy starts his tour around Europe in October going through all the major cities: Paris, London and of course his hometown, Vienna. Tickets go on sale tomorrow. Let the frenzy begin!
At Le Salon, we took an oath to spread the Musics of the world and their cultures. Our experiments and curiosity have already brought us far beyond the reach of our respective cultures. However, one region was fairly forgotten in the process.
Torn by decades of poverty and civil wars, the Middle East is still widely misunderstood and misconceptions are numerous. Yet, it is rare to see in our globalized world a 1000 years old culture being celebrated and perpetuated like this one. People tend to avoid the subject for obvious political reasons but today the middle east is the last region fighting for its identity and refusing to assimilate with Western Values.
Nico Stojan, a veteran from the bar 25 in Berlin, revives with this song the great sonorities of the Arabic countries. This ode to the middle east, is a celebration of a subtle genre that too few people know and appreciate. Because we took this oath, I am presenting you “Cheriemoya”.
A little more badass than shiny vampires, zombies on wheel riding through Paris are even more captivating carried by Gesaffelstein’s aggressive tune. The esthetic might be a little cliché, some might say it’s show off and not that mind-blowing. But no one would argue it’s amazingly effective! Imagine for one moment passing by this group of scary people riding as if escaping from the Devil’s whip, in the middle of the night. Stunned, you would just ask yourself what the hell just happened to you, and by the time you get your mind back, they would have vanish already.
Just in time for Passover, Drake releases the video for one of the dopest tracks off last year’s Take Care, and the full story behind his viral Bar Mitzvah photo. The video shows the crazy time that was Drakes October 2011 re-Bar Mitzvah. If you’ve ever experienced one, you need no further convincing, so just turn the volume up, turn on full screen, and enjoy.
For more than 6 years now, la Blogothèque has been delighting the world with their very famous “Take Away shows”. The concept is simple: improvise shows in the most unexpected places in Paris with the most famous or upcoming artists. The success was phenomenal and more and more artist such as the Phoenix, the Vampire Weekends, the Kooks and many others performed the music live and sometimes even presented the public with new tracks. From the Parisian subway to private apartments, nothing seemed to stop the Blogothèque to push the boundaries of traditional concerts.
Yet this statement is, as of today, totally wrong as they are about to release a revolutionary concept, Switch. This time it takes place in NY and live on youtube. The concept: two concert one chanel and switch at will. One set is chill music, the other hype, playing simultaneously, giving the viewer the ability to switch the vibe at will./p>
For tonight’s inaugural show, previously featured NYC rapper/singer/overall swagged individual Theophilus London and Alabama folk/indie up-and-comers GIVERS will grace our computer screens. Makes sure to tune into La Blogotheque on youtube tonight at 9 pm EST to witness this incredible new concept. /
No place says « tolerance» like Berlin, world capital of the underground culture. Berlin is a melting-pot of creativity, youth, parties, and historical background like you wouldn’t find anywhere else. Berlin’s very best DJs unknowingly produce and perform, every night of the week, the trends of tomorrow; If you are looking for singular experience, here is what Berlin has to offer: The “Berghein” is open from Thursday to Monday morning non-stop, the “Club der Visionare” on the bank of the “Spree” river is famous for its summer afternoon parties. Tired of partying, you could always chill at the “Wohnzimmer” (which means “Le Salon” in french), a trendy lounge bar or visit the “Tascheles”, the largest bohemian squat in Europe. Everywhere you go in Berlin, there’s something to see, something unexpected, which wasn’t there yesterday and would probably disappear very soon. So look around and enjoy!
Ultra Is Insane. The sheer amount of new music dropped on my eardrums last night is more than anyone should hear in the their entire lives. Fortunately enough, that same madness is about to repeat itself in an epic fashion.
Martin Solveig started off the day on the mainstage, and the headbanded DJ from Paris never fails to amaze. With a set that bounced perfectly from Bingo Players to Knife Party all the way back to Solveig’s own pop inspired french electro, the crowd of over 150,000 had high hopes for the rest of the day. Fortunately for them, Benny Bennassi was on deck with a full repertoire of hits both classic and contemporary. But what really made the night was still to come. Afrojack was on hand with a full festival set, including some new singles and Lil’ Jon on the mic. It was then time for Skrillex. It may have taken closer to 30 minutes to get the stage ready for his custom made spaceship, it may have taken some pushing and elbows to get to the front of the main stage, but in the end it was all worth it. There are no words to describe how hard Skrillex rocked Ultra. He started out with his classic singles, but then moved into previously unfamiliar territory, finishing off his set with 5 or 10 170 bpm drum and bass remixes of his singles, setting the perfect stage for Tiesto to finish off the evening with one of his signature epic progressive house sets. Stay tuned for more pictures, videos, and posts are our correspondants sober up over the next few days, and Enjoy!
Ultra Music Festival promises a one of a kind experience for electronic music lovers. This year being held at Bayside Park in downtown Miami, the three days of madness that are about to take place are nothing less, the pinnacle of music festival worldwide, rivaled only by the likes of Coachella and Tomorrowland. Le Salón is your source for everything Ultra, from who to see, where to be before and after, and how to make the most of your time in beautiful Miami for one of the best weeks of the year. Check back for regular updates over the next 3 days.