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Tramps Like Us 2015 Recap

On September 25th, the Valley View Casino Center underwent its quarterly transformation into the LED Dome as dance music fans invaded the arena to experience Tramps Like Us. The stacked lineup coupled with the amazing atmosphere led to an unforgettable night for attendees.

Everyone who showed up early to the LED Dome was greeted by a huge opening set by UFO.

Wax Motif took the stage after UFO and kept the crowd hyped with his blend of future bass and g-house. If you missed his set, you can catch him at CRSSD Fest on October 10th.

heRobust came on after Wax Motif and had everyone in the crowd throwing up their trap arms.

Branchez kept the trap vibe going, but he elected to scale it back a bit from heRobust's crazy, drop-filled set. The change in sound was welcomed by the crowd, as everyone's arms seemed to be tired after throwing them up during the previous set.

Kryder took the stage next and laid down an enjoyable house set before the three co-headliners—Martin Solveig, 3LAU, and Adventure Club—took the stage.

Martin Solveig strayed from his pop sound as a producer and showed that he can drop some massive festival tunes as a DJ. If you want to relive Solveig's set, you're in luck. One brave soul recorded the entire set, which you can watch below.

3LAU followed up Solveig with a set full of feel-good, singalong tracks. He dropped ZAXX's remix of Alice Deejay's classic, "Better Off Alone," as well as his own edits of Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Otherside" and Paris & Simo's remix of Zombie by Kernkraft 400. However, the 3LAU edit that received the most love from the crowd was his mashup of Galantis' "U & I" and his own single, "How You Love Me."

Adventure Club didn't hit the stage until 2:15am, but their infectious energy managed to whip the crowd into a frenzy. Their set was stuffed with hits, and one of their songs stood out as the most memorable moment of the night for me. As a 25-year-old working in the corporate world, Adventure Club's remix of "Youth" struck a chord. With the night winding down and my group of friends trying to squeeze out every last bit of fun from the event, I belted out the lyrics of "Youth." I loved the remix when it first came out, but I didn't truly relate to it until I heard Adventure Club drop it at Tramps Like Us.

Brillz closed out the night with his signature twonk sound. The fans who were still at the LED Dome went crazy. They clearly wanted to savor every last minute of Tramps Like Us before they had to head home. The last tramps standing ensured that this was an experience they would never forget.

Tramps Like Us Interview with Pegboard Nerds

Pegboard Nerds Tramps Like Us Interview 2014

After years of experimenting and cultivating knowledge in the vast sub-genres of EDM including Trance, House, and Techno; Alexander Odden from Norway, and Michael Parsberg hailing from Denmark have joined forces to create DJ duo force known as “Pegboard Nerds”. Known for their up-tempo, genre-bending hit tracks, Pegboard Nerds have been an international force to be reckoned with ever since their first signing with Monstercat label. A number of established names have realizes the duo’s potential early on. Krewella’s releases of the duo’s remixed tracks, along with Knife Party’s hand selection for support from the duo in tour come to mind of the early stardom that would be coming Pegboard Nerds’ way. Newly surfaced hit track “BADBOI”, which endorses a Trap style should be every indication of the duo’s creative span that ranges now from Electro House to Glitchpop and Dubstep. Already an established name in many sub-genres, fully expect only bigger and better things to come from the future of Pegboard Nerds. 
Q. Many would consider you guys to genre-bending, with many of your tracks containing elements from hardstyle to dubstep. Can you guys explain the creative process you undergo to create tracks and decide which style elements you like to put in?
A. All our track start with an initial idea and usually ends up somewhere else. We never start out with one particular style in mind. We love all styles of music and like to incorporate whatever we feel fits the song best.

Q. You guys said that you were ghost producers before officially teaming up to become “Pegboard Nerds”, can you tell us about the transition phase whether it was smooth or rocky, to becoming the actual renowned producers we know you as today?
A. It was smooth actually, because when we decided to skip our past and concentrate on Pegboard Nerds, we already had tons of tracks and ideas. We just wanted to focus on what we personally felt for and would like to play ourselves as dj´s.

Q: Of all of the groundbreaking tracks you two have produced, which one has left you guys the most rewarded or prideful upon completion, and why?
A: Thats a tough one. We love all our tracks. HERO was probably the track we spend most time and effort producing. We were anxious if our fans would hate us for doing such a weird combination of styles. 

Q: If you guys could collaborate with any producer who would it be and why?
A: Skrillex and/or Knife Party 

Q: A couple months we had the pleasure of having you host a set at our San Francisco show, Finger Lickin' Fort Mason, how did you guys feel about that experience altogether?
A: Awesome, we are honored to play at Tramps Like Us.

Q: Ever since you guys joined Monstercat, you’ve had a foothold on an international audience rather than just in Scandanavia, to what can you guys attribute for your successes?
A: Stamina and a good management team. And of course Monstercat.

Q: During the process of trying to make a name for yourselves as producers in your early career, who did you guys look up to for inspiration or motivation?
A: So so many. Dr.Dre , Sven Väth, Torsten Fenslau and most of the 90´s eurodance producers 

Q: Of all the festivals and club venues you guys have performed in, is there a particular memorable experience that stands out from the rest?
A: Red Rocks, that was an amazing experience.

Tramps Like Us Interview with Cole Plante

Cole Plante Tramps Like Us San Diego 2014
To say that Cole Plante is one of the next young bright stars for the future of EDM would be an understatement. The 17 year-old producer and DJ, a native of Los Angeles, already boasts a resume most people could only dream of having. He’s already played with some of the biggest names in the league such as: Porter Robinson, Avicii, and Steve Angello. He was performing at Lollapalooza at 16 years old, the youngest DJ ever to grace the renowed music festival in Chicago. The following summer “Lie To Me” was released, and a short time later was crowned the #1 spot on the Billboard Dance Charts. Since then, Cole Plante has released another hit track “If I Fall”, with Myon & Shane 54, and has continued as producer to create in other realms outside of EDM. Cole has already collaborated with composers such as Alex Wurman, and Joe Trapanese on TV, film, and video game projects. The sky is the limit for the young producer, and we can only guess at what his seemingly unbounded potential takes him next. 
Q: You’ve grown up surrounded by musically inclined family and friends, who was your biggest influencer to help establish what you consider your signature sound?
A: 80s synth pop hands down as a whole is my biggest influence. 
Q: As a youngster in high school, you were involved in a range of extracurriculars such as band, track and field, on top of a load of honors classes. How have these activities in the past influence you today or for your future career path?
A: This being my senior year is really incredible. I love every minute of being in high school and balancing it with my career. Both marching band and track have taught me discipline and the ability to stay focused.
Q: Of all the venues and clubs you’ve played for in the past, which set was the most memorable for you and why?
A: I would have to say Lollapalooza because all my musical influences from New Order, The Killers, Two Door Cinema Club, Skrillex, Dillon Francis, Diplo and Steve Angello among others, were there that weekend. These are all artists/bands I admire and respect musically, and it was the largest crowd I played for (20K). Also, last' year's OMFG! NYE was unforgettable from production to artists and it was extra special because it was my first NYE event & I have LED to thank for that. San Diego fans have also been hugely supportive ever since my first event there a couple years ago during the IDentity Festival tour and it's one of my favorite cities to visit & play. 

Q: You’ve explored several musical genres and instruments including piano, the trombone, and the presence of ‘80s and ‘90s synth pop. Which of these, or combination thereof would you say influenced your style the most today?
A: It's a combination of everything really. I'm always pulling from classical instruments and electronic as well. I try to incorporate influences from everything such as soundtracks and movie scores, rock bands and electronic artists. I'm a strong believer that the best music grabs influences from many different things and that's how it is for my music.
Q: You say that one day you would like to be a composer, while still DJing. Did you always have this vision of yourself as a composer? Or did it grow on you during your path, and if so, how?
A: My interest in film composing started ever since joining orchestra class in 7th grade. Through the many different projects (via Disney), this led to collaborating with film composers Joe Trapanese, Alex Wurman, and John Swihart. That pretty much sealed the deal on my decision to continue to work within the film composing community & I'm currently working on a new exciting film project that will be released in the coming months. 
Q: You’ve released two singles from Disney’s Hollywood Records label last year, how do you feel working with them and your together plan to further your career path? 
A: It's been amazing. The company as a whole are connected to many different facets that I love such as film, TV & the gaming world. They've allowed total freedom in my musical creativity and have been fully supportive of all my projects even outside of the company. They've also helped me set-up my own label imprint Teknicole which has been a dream of mine following the footsteps of my peers Skrillex, Axwell & Avicii who've all collaborated with Disney. 
Q: Your collaboration with Myon & Shane 54, titled ‘If I Fall’, has been a huge hit. Do you have any more plans to work with the dance maestros again in the future?

A: It was our 2nd collaboration following "Lie To Me" and it's been amazing playing top clubs / festivals across the U.S. & with them covering overseas. Seeing the crowd sing our song and going off during the drops, you can't ask for anything more. Also, fans posting pics of radio stations playing our music is surreal as well! We're both concentrating on our own singles / album at the moment so hopefully our schedules allow it in the coming future!

Tramps Like Us 2014 Line-Up

Don't miss Cole Plante at Tramps Like Us over Labor Day weekend!


Tramps Like Us Day 2 Preview


We've already released a preview of the first day of Tramps Like Us that you can read hereToday, we're here with a preview of the second day of the massive event.

ƱZ is one of the most intriguing acts in the dance music world at the moment. There are many theories as to whose face is behind the ƱZ mask. Regardless of ƱZ's true identity, there's no doubt that the man behind the mask is an extremely talented producer. He's one of the most prominent names in trap music, and his talent led to prominent rappers such as Trinidad James, Casey Veggies and Problem stepping into the studio with ƱZ to help create Balltrap Muzik Vol. 1. If you've seen ƱZ live, you're familiar with the fact that he always knows how to make the crowd turn up. His wild sets have gotten Voyeur crowds so turnt up that mosh pits happened. Don't miss out on the crazy energy that the trap extraordinaire will bring to the Valley View Casino Center stage!

Next up on the list is LA resident Anna Lunoe. She just moved to Los Angeles last year from  Sydney, Australia, and she's already made a huge impact on American soil. Anna Lunoe initially started her career as the host a dance music show on FBi Radio in Sydney. From there, the multi-talented Australian moved into DJing and producing. To further illustrate her talent, she's even laid down her heavenly vocals to a number of tracks. When it comes to describing Anna Lunoe's sound, don't try to put her into a box. She's been known to spin house, techno, nu disco, glitch, garage and indie pop. In an interview with Denver Westwood, she said, "I'm naturally attracted to a lot of different music, and I'm more in love with the ideas behind different musical movements than one particular genre." Anna Lunoe's diverse set at Tramps Like Us will undoubtedly be a ton of fun!

Borgore needs no introduction. The Israeli gorestep producer rose to fame on the back of his huge drops, mind-bending wobbles and raunchy lyrics. His inclusion of Miley Cyrus on his single "Decisions" led to him garnering even more attention across the globeHowever, the most shocking moment of his career was when he released his collaboration with Carnage, "Incredible." The song was a huge departure from what the music industry had come to expect from Borgore. It is a big room house anthem that was played at festivals worldwide. "Incredible" showed that Borgore has plenty of tricks up his sleeve as he continues to rise up the dance music ranks. He's also shown great ability as a record label manager, as he's brought on huge talent such as Bare, Kennedy Jones and Ookay. We can't wait to see what Borgore has in store for us during Labor Day Weekend! 

Chuckie has consistently made people jump for years with his high-energy music. Wait, shouldn't we be calling him Sir Clyde Narain? That's right--the Dirty Dutch purveyor was recently knighted in his homeland of Suriname. That should show you big of a deal Chuckie is! He has been a fixture in the house music scene dating back to the release of "Let The Bass Kick" in 2008. His consistency as a producer has been extremely impressive. You might need a Redbull before Chuckie takes the stage at Tramps Like Us, because he might wear you out with all the jumping you'll be doing!

Gareth Emery made a huge wave in the dance music industry when he came out in opposition to the controversial DJ Mag Top 100. The catalyst to his decision was a PR company who approached him saying that another DJ had spent $15,000 on solely Twitter advertising. Instead of spending money on DJ Mag Top 100 advertising, Gareth Emery told his fans that attending his shows was enough support, and he urdged the public to not vote for him in the poll. Furthermore, he donated $15,000 to five different charities. The move by Gareth Emery deservedly received support from many people in the music industry. Although he used to be known for his trance music, Gareth Emery has made a transition to more of a house/trouse sound, which is evident when listening to his weekly podcast.

R3hab was taken under the wing of Afrojack a few years ago, and he has turned into one of the most prolific remixers in the dance music industry. However, that doesn't take anything away from R3hab in the original production department. In the past, he's had huge success with "Prutataaa," "Sending My Love" and "The Bottle Song." He looks to have another huge hit on his hands in the near future with his track "Revolution," which he created with the help of NERVO and Ummet Ozcan. Having R3hab playing on the same night as Chuckie means that there will be a ton of Dirty Dutch music playing, so you better be prepared to do a lot of dancing!

What So Not will no longer be playing at Tramps Like Us due to visa issues, but rest assured that we have replaced their set time with a huge SPECIAL GUEST! 

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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 CenterTo 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 LifeThe 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 LEDdj TJR'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!

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Tramps Like Us Interview with Proxy

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Hailing from the dark throes of Soviet Russia, Proxy was destined to emerge onto the electronic scene after a seed of inspiration was planted at a Prodigy show in 1997. With a newfound fascination brewing within, Proxy set out to master the dark art of synths himself, and would find success a decade later after signing with Tiga's Turbo Recordings. Since then he has had releases on BNR, Dim Mak, and Southern Fried, while also maintaining his position as label boss at self-started Mako. While touring the world and playing what many would describe as the definition of rave music, Proxy continues to push the boundaries of electronic music while also making hopeful headway for the future producers of Russia.

We tracked down the mysterious Proxy himself before he makes his debut at Sound Nightclub this Thursday, after which he will make his return to San Diego this Saturday for Day 1 of Tramps Like Us.
LED: You currently perform your live sets using Ableton. How has your DJ setup evolved over the years?
Proxy: Pretty Simple really, It was a long time ago when Vinyl just died and became a bit heavy to carry around the planet,  everyone played on CDJ's . So as well as others I was playing cd's then that moved to Ableton. A lot of people don't realise that I only play my productions and remixes in my shows. I don't actually DJ but Run my show electronically Live via ableton, controllers, launch pads etc..
LED: Your career took off when you contacted Tiga over MySpace, which resulted in your signing to Turbo Recordings. You now run your own label, Mako. What do you look for in demos? Are there any new releases on the horizon for the label?
Proxy: We are planning now 4 new releases, making a new website, and a new team in place. I am pretty busy re arranging my studio and doing many upgrades as I start writing my own next record in September 🙂
LED: Do you have any musical guilty pleasures? Perhaps something your fans wouldn't guess was in your library?
Proxy: I love to listen a lot of Hip-Hop, DnB and all other kinds of breaking beats.. Also sometimes I make remixes like I have just done for The M Machine which is not really the usual "Proxy" sound but I love testing people with new styles and sounds sometimes!!

LED: In an industry where producers are moving more towards primarily digital studios, you're a diamond in the rough with your analog-laden playground. If you were stuck on a deserted island and could only bring one piece of analog equipment with you, what would it be?
Proxy: This one is Easy!! My Vintgage Russian Polivoks Synth. That thing starts the riot ! And not many people have one as they don't make them anymore. A BIG sound comes from that thing!!!  If I could not get that on the desert Island I would find a way to make music on Bananas. Is there any bananas on the island ! ?
LED: What are some of the defining tracks that assisted your descent into electronic music?
Proxy: Smack My Bitch Up was my best assistant into electronic music. Also most of the Prodigys 'Music from the Jilted Generation album. An electronic Masterpiece.
LED: Earlier this year you released Part II of Eastblock Jungle, your 5-track EP "B Sides," as well as a remix for Japanese Popstars. What does the future hold for Proxy?
Proxy: Lot of stuff have to be done in the future, new studio, new experimental tracks, new live show. My life is one big tour ! . Remixes in the near future. My Main thing is writing the new album. And that is what I'm looking forward too

Don't miss PROXY at Sound Nightclub in Los Angeles on August 29th,


AND at Tramps Like Us on Saturday, August 31st !



Interview with R3hab

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.
R3hab Voyeur San Diego
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: Your career kickstarted when Afrojack signed you to his label and pushed your music. Have you considered starting your own label to release music from up and comers you believe to have potential?
R3hab: Yes, maybe in the future when I feel I have enough time and experience to run a label like I want to!
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!
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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: What have been the highlights of 2013 so far for you? What's in store for the rest of the year?
R3hab: Amazing year so far with great festivals and club gigs! A lot of new tracks coming with Steve Aoki, NERVO, Ummet Ozcan and Lucky Date to name a few.
Don’t miss R3HAB at Voyeur this Friday, August 23rd and at Tramps Like Us on Saturday, August 31st!

R3HAB Voyeur LED presents

Tramps Like Us Interview with Gareth Emery

Gareth Emery Tramps Like Us
LED: You recently decided to forego campaigning for the DJ Mag Top 100 Poll and decided to donate to a charity of your fans choosing instead. What charity did you end up donating to? Do you think this will set a precedent and maybe have producers thinking twice about launching campaigns for poll positions?

Gareth Emery: I was surprised how viral my statement went, as it was never my intention for it to be such a big thing, and neither was I trying to influence anyone else to do the same. I was just basically saying: this is bullshit and I'm out. There were a few other producers who also decided to pull down their advertising and leave the poll, and whilst I guess it's nice they felt the same way as me, I don't want it to be seen as an attack on DJ Mag, because that isn't what it was. It was just my own personal feelings.

Regarding which charity I donated to, the poll is still open on my Facebook page, so I haven't made the final decision on who gets what, but we picked five amazing charities that people could vote on, a mix of household names and smaller local initiatives: Macmillian Cancer Support, Doctors Without Borders, Ignito Project, Daughters for Life and Brainwave. I actually decided all the causes are so worthwhile, rather than give the entire donation to the winner, I will divide it based roughly on how many votes each charity received, so they all get something out of it.

LED: You’ve played down here in San Diego quite a few times. What’s your favorite part about coming down to San Diego?

GE: Great weather, a truly beautiful city with a more laid-back vibe than most big US cities, and of course the incredible crowds that show up every time I play.

LED: You’ve also been touring non-stop all over the world recently. Any plans to get back in the studio anytime soon?

GE: I've been locked pretty solidly to my laptop writing music at every free moment recently, working on my new album which should be released around the start of next year. In my opinion it's full of the best music I've ever written. So whilst I haven't released that much recently, my live sets are full of beta test versions of tracks I am working on for the album…. so listen out!

LED: What does the phrase ‘Tramps Like Us’ mean to you?

GE: It's a Springsteen lyric right? 'Tramps like us were born to run'. That's what I usually think about it… I grew up listening to the likes of Bruce Springsteen via my parents so that's what it makes me think of.

Don't miss GARETH EMERY at Tramps Like Us on Sunday, September 1st!



Win FREE TICKETS to every LED show for a year!

LED fans, this contest is for you! We are giving away passes to (as many as 220*) LED shows FOR A YEAR!

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How to enter the contest*:

  1. If you haven't already, purchase a ticket to Tramps Like Us at the Sports Arena featuring Borgore, Chuckie, Dirty South, Gareth Emery, Nicky Romero, UZ + MORE!
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      You can win 1 (ONE) free GA pass to 1 (ONE) LED show of your choice in 2012 that takes place at any venue, including Voyeur, 4th&B, Wavehouse, Petco Park, Sports Arena, etc. Two winners will be announced EVERY day between 12/12 and 12/31. Yes, your chances are very high at winning this!
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      You can win 1 (ONE) free GA pass for EACH month in 2012 to an LED show of your choice that takes place at Voyeur. That's 12 total free GA passes for every winner! Two winners will be announced EVERY day between 12/12 and 12/18. Yes, your chances are also very high at winning this!
    3. LED Gold Pass - 3 Grand Prize winners to be selected*!
      Sounds cliché, but the best way to describe this prize is that it's the LED gift that keeps on giving! Three lucky contestants will win free admission to ANY show produced by LED in 2012. Yes. you could attend more than 220 shows in 2012! No joke! Call us crazy!


*Official Rules:

* NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER THIS CONTEST. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE CHANCES OF WINING. CONTEST IS ONLY OFFERED IN THE UNITED STATES. The LED Gold Pass Contest (“Contest”) begins at 10:00:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on Monday, August 6, 2013 and ends at 11:59:59 a.m. PT on Saturday, August 31, 2013 (the “Promotion Period”).* ALTERNATIVE ENTRY METHODS: You are also eligible to enter the Contest absent compliance with the above stipulations. To submit an entry by mail, legibly print on a 3” x 5” card: ‘led gold pass’; your full name; address; e-mail address; and daytime telephone number.

* WINNER SELECTION: Selection of winners will be conducted by random drawing from all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period and by the conclusion of the Promotion Period. Selections will take place throughout the promotion period.

* WINNERS LIST: A Winners List will be available to all participants by Tuesday, September 3, 2013. To receive a list of winners, please send a self addressed stamped envelope to: LED Presents, 939 West Kalmia St, San Diego, CA 92101

* AGE OF ENTRY: Must be 18+ to win. If the winner of the LED Gold Pass is under 21, they get a +1 to every show they attend (since the number of 18+ shows produced by LED are significantly less than the 21+ shows)

* RESTRICTIONS: Winners must notify LED of each show they wish to attend at least 7 days before that show. If a Bronze or a Silver pass winner RSVP’s to a show, even if they don’t end up attending, they use up a free admission entry. Maximum 4 winners may attend the same show at Voyeur. Passes are not transferable.

* ODDS OF WINNING: 220 shows is only a rough estimate. The actual number might be higher or lower. Odds of winning a guest list entry depend on the eligible number of entries received.

* GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS: By entering the Contest and/or accepting any prize, entrants agree that: they will waive any rights to claim ambiguity with these Rules. All entrants acknowledge that if they are chosen as the winner, certain of their personally identifying information may be disclosed to third parties at least as required by law including, without limitation, winner’s name on a “Winner’s List.” Winner may also be required to provide a copy of his/her valid state issued driver’s license, other government-issued photo identification card or U.S. Passport. The winner’s name will be kept on file for two (2) years after the end of the Contest. Decisions made by LED Presents in relation to this Contest are final and binding in all matters, including, without limitation, interpretation of these Rules and the awarding of the Contests prizes, and cannot be appealed. By entering, entrants agree to release LED Presents from any and all liability claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, death, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, use or misuse of the prizes, or while preparing for, participating in, utilizing and/or traveling to any prize-related activity, including any indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages. LED Presents expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for injury, death or loss to any person or property relating to the delivery and/or subsequent use, malfunction, availability, and delay in delivery of the prize awarded. LED Presents shall not be liable to winner or any other person for failure to supply the prizes or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulations(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond LED Presents’ sole control. LED Presents shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carrier(s), hotel(s), or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by the same. LED Presents does not make any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the use of any prize including, without limitation, quality, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any additional expenses, omission, delays, re-routing or acts of any government or authority. LED Presents reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify entrants who attempt to tamper with this Contest in any way. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Additional restrictions may apply. The Internal Revenue Service requires Form 1099-MISC to be issued and filed for each recipient who received a prize/award if the annual aggregate is at least $600 or more. The Form 1099-MISC may be furnished to the recipient directly from LED Presents. The recipient is responsible for any income tax liability and should consult his/her tax advisor for the proper tax treatment of this income on his/her tax return. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Contest or operation of the Contest is unlawful and subject to legal action by LED Presents who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

* PRIVACY POLICY/DATA COLLECTION: Entrant consents that LED Presents may use entrant’s information for purposes of administration of this Contest and for prize fulfillment.

* QUESTIONS: Any questions regarding the Contest should be directed to

Tramps Like Us Interview with NICKY ROMERO

LED presents Tramps Like Us Nicky Romero

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!

Nicky Romero

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?


Don't miss NICKY ROMERO at Tramps Like Us on Saturday, August 31st!



Win a FREE ticket to TRAMPS LIKE US!

Tramps Like Us Line-up 2013

TrampsLikeUs‬ is just around the corner and LED presents is looking to hook some fans up!

For a chance to win a SINGLE DAY PASS:
1. LIKE & SHARE last year's Tramps Like Us recap video
2. LIKE the Tramps Like Us Facebook Page
3. COMMENT on LED's post how many inflatable doll appearances you count AND what day you would like to attend!
Winners with the closest guess will be notified on FRIDAY. Good Luck!