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Tramps Like Us Day 1 Preview
Tramps Like Us is so close that we often find ourselves daydreaming about going crazy on the dance floor at the Valley View Casino Center. To get you even more excited for the event, we're here with a nice little preview of the event. Today, we'll preview the first day of Tramps Like Us, which is taking place on Saturday, August 31st.
The first name that appears on the bill is Brazzabelle. You might recognize the LEDdj from recent events such as My LED USA, HARD Summer and Splash House. She was also on The CW as the DJ for the 15th Annual Young Hollywood Awards. Hell, she even received a cameo spot in the video for "Hey Now" by Martin Solveig! There's no doubt that Brazzabelle is a rising star in the industry, and we are proud to have her as an LEDdj. She did a great job of kicking off My LED USA, and she will do the same for Tramps Like Us.
Next up on the alphabetical flier is Spanish wunderkind Danny Avila. The 18-year old has accomplished more over the last year than many DJs have done throughout their entire career. Avila played at Coachella, earned placement on Sirius XM for his radio show Ready to Jump, secured a residency at Hakkasan and to top it off, he's booked to play at TomorrowWorld. International superstar Tiesto is on record as saying that Avila is the next big superstar in the dance music industry. After doling out such high praise, it's only fitting that Tiesto signed Avila's new single "Tronco" to his record label Musical Freedom. Listen to "Tronco" and get excited to see the 18-year old Avila at Tramps Like Us before he truly hits international superstar status!
Dirty South's 2013 has been unlike any other year for the veteran Grammy-nominated producers. This year featured the release of the Dirty South's first ever studio album, Speed of Life. The album hit #1 on the iTunes Dance Chart the day that it was released. Also, the house DJ/producer has a residency at XS Nightclub at Encore. His infectious vocal house tracks always gets people excited, and you can be sure that the Tramps Like Us crowd will be singing at the top of their lungs when he plays "City of Dreams" and "Walking Alone."
At this point, everyone knows who Nicky Romero is. After he absolutely destroyed the Valley View Casino Center at LED Anniversary last year, everyone in San Diego knew that the Dutch DJ would become a superstar. He just surpassed one million 'likes' on Facebook, and his collaboration with Krewella titled "Legacy," is already at 500,000 listens on Soundcloud after just one month. We are lucky enough to be the first stop on his Nothing Toulouse North America Tour. Let's make sure we kick Nicky Romero's tour off right!
The Russian producer Proxy is next up on the lineup. Proxy aims to seek and destroy when he's spinning, and his unrelenting sets are known to make crowds go bonkers. He does not let up on stage as his blend of techno and electro tracks put the crowd under his spell. If you look up interviews Proxy has given in the past, you'll see that he is an intelligent and very blunt person. Growing up in the bleak Eastern Bloc was clearly influential on the talented Russian. When it comes to answering questions, Proxy never sugarcoats his responses. Proxy desires to CRUSH anything that stands in his path. We can't wait for him to crush the stage at Tramps Like Us!
Quintino is another Hakkasan resident DJ who's playing at Tramps Like Us. Prior to 2013, most people stateside only knew Quintino as a friend of Tiesto and Afrojack and as one of the guys who made "Epic." However, he's worked hard in 2013 to gain international attention. His new single "Puzzle" is currently in the Beatport Top 10, and he's quickly proving that he has what it takes to succeed. His high energy electro house and Dutch house set will be exciting to watch!
Will Sparks has been on fire recently. The Australian producer is currently at the forefront of the 'Melbourne Sound' movement. San Diegans should know all about the bouncy style known as Melbourne Sound, because LEDdjTJR's hit "Ode to Oi" is a perfect example of what the Melbourne Sound is all about. In fact, TJR even edited Will Sparks' track "Ah Yeah." If you have yet to hear "Ah Yeah," you might have heard Will Sparks' remix of "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke. The remix currently sits at #4 on the Beatport Top 10. We'll embed both "Ah Yeah" and the "Blurred Lines" remix below to help keep you bouncing until you can see Will Sparks on August 31st!
Notorious for his signature electro house sound and kinship with fellow Dutch producer Afrojack, R3hab has been paving a promising career for himself as a DJ and producer over the past few years. With successful releases on Afrojack's own Wall Recordings and Tiesto's Musical Freedom, he has joined the ranks of DJs adorning the lineups at festivals and clubs around the world. Mastering the art of transforming pop hits into club tracks, he has also fittingly released remixes for artists as diverse as Enrique Iglesias and Usher.
We caught up with R3hab to discuss collaborations, connecting with fans, and what he has in store for the rest of 2013. Be sure to catch him this Friday at Voyeur, and tune into his weekly radio show "I Need R3hab" on Sirius XM's Electric Area.
LED: You've had the opportunity to remix big names such as J. Lo and Katy Perry. Do you approach pop music differently in the studio?
R3hab: Yes, when remixing big names like this it's important that I try to embrace the vocals and make a version that still has enough of the original left, but can also be played in the club!
LED: From Hardwell to Ferruccio Salvo to Koen Groeneveld, you've worked with a wide array of artists. Who would be your dream collaboration that you have yet to work with? What makes a good pairing in the studio?
R3hab: Calvin Harris, he is a great writer and such an amazing producer! A good studio partner knows how to work together and you have to have patience to work together!
LED: Social media is a huge tool for artists to promote themselves and their work. You're no stranger to personally interacting with your fans over Facebook and Twitter. Clearly the connection is important to you; how do you think this has affected your relationship with the fans, as well as your career?
R3hab: I get really excited when I have a lot of social media activity before a gig. It is like people cheering before you enter the boxing ring.
LED: You've played so many gigs across the globe, from here in San Diego to the hometown of your lineage, Morocco. Where would you say you find the best party?
R3hab: It is so hard to say, but I must say California and New York go hard!
LED: You recently performed live in Miami before the Real Madrid vs. Chelsea Championship. How was the show? Did you stay to watch the match?
R3hab: The show was amazing. Once they turned off the lights and people grabbed their mobile phones, it just looked insane. I had goosebumps from head to toe! I also got to watch the match, which was a good game. Definitely a funny moment had to be when a fan ran on the field and hugged Ronaldo.
LED: In a previous interview, you mention the importance of the organic progression in a career rather than one that is quick to rise and fall. How has this mindset played a role in the development of R3hab? Is there any advice you would give to those pursuing a similar career?
R3hab: I would just practice and never give up, try to build up fans one by one. You don't get there over night.
LED: Tramps Like Us is the first stop on your ‘Nothing Toulouse’ tour. What can fans expect from you on this upcoming tour?
Nicky Romero: 4 Weeks of absolute Nicky Romero & Protocol Madness, I am bringing a long some great support acts and am very happy with all the cities we are playing.
LED: You played at the inaugural LED Anniversary last year, what is like to be able to come back to San Diego and play for this crowd again?
NR: I absolutely love San Diego, it is one of my favorite cities in the US. The crowd is amazing the people are so nice and I am happy to come back!
LED: Southern California has become a major hot-spot for dance music over the years. What was it like to headline at Coachella this year?
NR: It was my first time playing Coachella, I was very impressed by the festival. Thought it was really cool to see such an eclectic line up, from Blurr to the Jurassic 5. Had an amazing time one of the best gigs!
LED: You are always working with some of the best and brightest artists in the dance music community. Who is next on the list for a collaboration with you?
NR: Well I just release a track with Krewella called Legacy, i have some great tracks with David Guetta on the shelve that need finishing and for the near future I am concentrating on some original work
LED: What does the phrase ‘Tramps Like Us’ mean to you?
NR: AWESOME PARTY!
Don't miss NICKY ROMERO at Tramps Like Us on Saturday, August 31st!
As expected, Axwell played a heavy Swedish House Mafia set, but he also dropped a few gems into his set. The new Don Diablo & Matt Nash song “Starlight (Could You Be Mine)” was great to hear live for the first time. Nicky Romero’s new collaboration with Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano—which has a working title of “Jack To The Sound Of The Underground”—was another impressive song choice by Axwell.
About midway through his set, Axwell played his new song “Center Of The Universe.” A good portion of the crowd knew the lyrics to the song despite the fact it had yet to be officially released. “Center Of The Universe” was officially released on May 30, and it currently sits at #1 on the Beatport Top 10 chart.
Hearing Daft Punk’s new song “Doin’ It Right” was a welcomed curveball from Axwell. He mashed the song up with Deniz Koyu’s “Rage” in order to make it a bit more festival-ready.
Throughout Axwell’s set, the crowd was subjected to an absolute sensory overload. In addition to the mind-bending lasers on display, Axwell brought pyrotechnics that went off on several occasions. Each time the pyrotechnics lit up the Valley View Casino Center, the crowd’s eyes grew wide in utter amazement. All of the fantastic visuals paired with Axwell’s fun set made for an awesome overall experience.
For your viewing pleasure, here is Axwell’s full set courtesy of Cristian Luna. Also included is a handy dandy tracklist below the videos so that you know exactly what songs Axwell played.
Axwell’s My LED USA track list
Swedish House Mafia - Greyhound
Alesso - Nillionaire
Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso - We Come We Rave We Love
Nicky Romero & Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano – Jack To The Sound Of The Underground
Deniz Koyu - Hertz
Those Two – Rock You, Rock You (ID Remix)
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike - Wakanda
Marcus Schossow - Reverie (Michael Calfan Remix)
Steve Angello & Sebastian Ingrosso - 555
Matt Caseli & Danny Freakazoid - Raise Your Hands
Don Diablo & Matt Nash feat. Noonie Bao - Starlight (Could You Be Mine)
Ivan Gough & Steve Bleas & Stevie Mink vs. Pryda vs. Gregor Salto - Boom! vs. Everyday vs. Azumba (Alesso Mashup)
Nick Curly – Wrong Hands
Swedish House Mafia & Knife Party - Antidote
Chocolate Puma vs. Alesso & Sebastian Ingrosso - Go-Go Boots vs. Calling vs. Kidsos (Axwell Bootleg)
Axwell feat. Magnus Carlson - Center Of The Universe (Axwell Remode)
TV Rock & Axwell vs. Steve Angello vs. Adrian Lux & Axwell & Henrik B - In The Air vs. Knas vs. Teenage Crime (Swedish House Mafia Bootleg)
Florence And The Machine - Spectrum (Say My Name)
Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl feat. Georgi Kay - In My Mind (Axwell Remix)
Deniz Koyu - Rage
Daft Punk feat. Panda Bear - Doin' It Right
Marcus Schossow - Reverie
Coldplay - Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (Swedish House Mafia remix)
Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin - Don't You Worry Child
OneRepublic - If I Lose Myself (Alesso Remix)
Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash - Reload
Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin - Save The World