Though we know them for the Billboard-topping, international mega-hit “Selfie,” Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers have come from very humble beginnings. Pall had been DJ for Sweet 16s and Bah Mitzahs since he was 12 and Taggart was a music business major turned producer who didn’t believe his hobby could merit a career until he won a contest that gave him the opportunity to open for Steve Aoki – little did he know Aoki would be the one to sign his future hit.
The inspiration behind “#Selfie” was fairly simple, “Alex had the idea of making a song like ‘Eat Sleep Rave Repeat,’ where this guy is ranting and seems like he is on an acid trip,” says Taggart. “We thought, let’s do something like that but make it a girl saying incoherent stupid things while in the bathroom of a nightclub, then she will say, ‘let me take a selfie,’ and it’ll drop.” Finishing the song in 30-minutes, after the two posted the track on SoundCloud, their friend Oliver Luckett, head of social media start-up theAudience, passed it along to Steve Aoki and subsequently, The Chainsmokers made their debut on Dim Mak Records.
“‘#Selfie’ has opened a lot of doors for us,” says Pall. “It has set up collaborations that I can’t mention yet but I’m really excited about. The best is yet to come, so buckle up!” Buckle up we shall! Having just signed a record deal with Republic Records, The Chainsmokers are in the middle of a U.S. tour and will later be releasing an album in the near future.
Join us for a #Selfie this Summer as Disco Donnie Presents brings The Chainsmokers to a city near you:
Though Matt van Toth and Julio Mejia of GTA haven’t been in the scene for long, they know exactly how to steal the show with their unique blend of funky rhythms. After meeting each other through a mutual friend online, the Miami natives uncovered an instant chemistry and immediately went to work in the studio, “[We knew collaborating would be a good idea] the first couple of times we met up and made some tracks. Literally, the first song we made got picked up by Afrojack for his label, which didn’t get released because we couldn’t get the sample cleared, but that was literally the first track we made together.”
Since their official debut with “It’s Time,” the two have gone on to release music on Diplo’s Mad Decent and off-shoot project Jeffree’s, Laidback Luke’s Mixmash, A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold Records, and Steve Angello’s Size Records – and they are just getting started.
Unashamed by their outright refusal to be pigeonholed in any one category, GTA’s originals, remixes, mixes, and live sets range from trap, house, moombahton, electro, booty bass, salsa, big room, and anything they can put their spin on. With their popular mixtape series-turned-tour, “Death to Genres,” GTA promises to get all the bodies moving no matter the tempo; no matter the genre.
This coming May, the Miami natives are set to invade their home state with a three-day GTA Florida Takeover tour. Touching down in Jacksonville, Orlando, and Tampa, boy oh boy are we in for a good time. Join us on our partnering dates as GTA gives the finger to genres:
A few weeks ago, we announced the intial lineup and second stage acts for Electric Adventure, taking over the Southeast on Saturday, April 12th at Six Flags Over Georgia in Atlanta. Disco Donnie Presents, Area Event, and Liquified are thrilled to be bringing artists like Adventure Club, Caked Up, and DJ Snake to the region for a full day of fun and great music for everyone. Tickets are still available, so grab yours today!
This week, we’re pleased to announce the set times for the inaugural Atlanta edition, so without further adieu, here they are:
Main Stage Artist Schedule
- 11:00 – 12:00 AM DJ Snake
- 10:00 – 11:00 PM Brillz
- 09:00 – 10:00 PM Caked Up
- 08:00 – 09:00 PM Heroes x Villains
- 06:30 – 08:00 PM Adventure Club
- 05:30 – 06:30 PM Mantis
- 04:45 – 05:30 PM Halogen B2B Patrick Morgan
- 04:00 – 04:45 Wavo Contest Winner
Second Stage Artist Schedule
- 04:00 – 04:30 PM Merrick
- 04:30 – 05:00 PM High Kalliber
- 05:00 – 05:30 PM RPS
- 05:30 – 06:00 PM DJ Amp
- 06:00 – 06:45 PM Midnite Panda B2B Debroka
- 06:45 – 07:30 PM Hydrabadd
- 07:30 – 08:15 PM Dizmal Dubz
- 08:15 – 09:00 PM Riven
- 09:00 – 09:45 PM SyL-o B2B Kry
- 09:45 – 10:30 PM Snellvillain
- 10:30 – 11:15 PM Stranger Candy
- 11:15 – 12:00 PM Ployd
Estamos a tan solo unas semanas de Electrc Zoo México Electric Zoo que hace su debut internacional en la Ciudad de México con artistas como Hardwell, Skrillex, y Above and Beyond todos programados para presentarse durante los dos dias del evento. Despues de una larga búsqueda del lugar ideal, finalmente encontramos el lugar perfecto: La Arena Ciudad de México, la cual esta convenientemente situada y donde el festival tomará esta hermosa Arena y situará escenarios tanto dentro como fuera de la misma. Habiendo abierto sus puertas en el año 2013, estamos emocionados de contar con un lugar de clase mundial, y considerado state of the art dentro de los recintos mexicanos. La Arena Ciudad de México sera el perfecto host para el fin de semana inaugural de Electrc Zoo México.
Por circunstancias fuera de nuestro control, las fechas de Electric Zoo México han sido cambaidas. Asi que nos vemos en el dancefloor el Domingo 4 de mayo y el Lunes 5 de mayo. Les pedimos una disculpa por los inconvenientes que esto ocasione.
Los boletos originalmente expedidos para el Sábado 3 de mayo serán naturalmente aceptados para el Lunes 5 de mayo. Para todos aquellos que hayan adquirido sus boletos y no puedan atender las nuevas fechas, se les hará la devolución de su dinero.
Miles de boletos han sido vendidos, y tan sólo con ver el line up, sabemos por qué. Leyendas como Pete Tong y Sasha, los nuevos favoritos como Carnage y Seven Lions, o los aclamados Justin Martin y Ladiback Luke tomarán control de los escenarios durante el fin de semana del 1 al 5 de mayo.
Aun quedan boletos, compra el tuyo ya!
We’re just weeks away from Electric Zoo making its international debut in Mexico City, Mexico with artists like Hardwell, Skrillex, and Above & Beyond all scheduled to perform the anticipated two-day event. After a long search for the right venue, we finally found the perfect fit in Arena Ciudad de México. Conveniently located in Mexico City, the festival will take over the gorgeous arena with stages set up both inside and outside. Having just opened its doors in 2012, we’re excited to have the world-class, state-of-the-art venue Arena Ciudad play host to our inaugural weekend.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we’ve had to alter the dates of Electric Zoo Mexico City. So meet us on the dance floor Sunday, May 4th and Monday, May 5th. We apologize for any inconvenience this change may have caused. Tickets originally issued for Saturday, May 3rd will be naturally be honored on Monday, May 5th. For those who’ve already purchased tickets and can’t attend on the new dates, we can issue you a refund.
Thousands of tickets have already been sold and just looking at the names gracing the lineup, it’s easy to see why. Legends like Pete Tong and Sasha, new favorites like Carnage and Seven Lions, and buzzworthy mainstays like Justin Martin and Laidback Luke will all take to our stages this Cinco de Mayo weekend.
Tickets are still available, buy your tickets to Electric Zoo Mexico today!
From its humble beginnings on college campuses in Florida, to being an international touring event with massive production, Life in Color tour has undoubtedly become the world’s largest and favorite paint party – and it’s just getting started.
For the 2014 edition, we want you to unleash with us. Don’t worry about labels, how you dress, or what you look like; just come ready to dance. The “Unleash” Tour is making stops all across the United States and Mexico in the next few months, so thousands of you can be a part of the neon madness this year.
Setting the mood for our soundtrack are two acts who are no strangers to Life in Color. Adventure Club and David Solano have joined forces to bring the festival’s theme to life with the latest release of “Unleash,” the official 2014 Life in Color anthem!
Out now on Spinnin’ Records, “Unleash” is melodically crafted piece of music that resonates that euphoric feeling you get after leaving Life in Color. Immediately grabbing your attention with Zak Waters’ powerfully emotive vocals, “Unleash” has stadium ready synth pads and a driving kick drum that guides you ’til the end of the track. The familiar sonics and relentless drum roll make for drop with a heavy impact, perfect for Life in Color and any other festival on the circuit all year round.
Before you head out to Life in Color this year, download the official 2014 anthem on Beatport and sing along with us when the Unleash Tour comes to a city near you.