August 22, 2013
(ed: Since the time of writing, Steve Aoki has made efforts to clear up why the Team Arcade crack appeared in the video and presented a receipt. It’s been a fun ride, but the outrage has been quieted. See the note at the bottom of the post for links to Aoki’s blog.)
I know I’ve said it before, but the music business is hard kids. It’s SO HARD, in fact, that even when you have Vegas residencies and arena tours between two bands, it’s still apparently impossible to pool enough cash to buy plug-ins. Well, it must be, because Steve Aoki and Linkin Park couldn’t shell out for their copy of Lennar Digital’s Sylenth 1 that was in use for the collaboration “A Light That Never Comes.” A video preview of the single, presumably put forth so we can all bask in the glory of these apparent super powers …
August 8, 2012
As you may have seen in some of the videos posted, we went out to Las Vegas a few months ago. While we were there, we were guests of Shecky Green (Jonathan Shecter) and the EDM empire he presides over at the Wynn/Encore. It’s been hard to really give people a picture of what exactly we were a part of as far as the events out there went… That is, until now. This highlight video, released by Shecky’s media team, shows some of the best moments from an eventful few days at Surrender, Tryst, Encore Beach Club and XS. Give it a watch and envy the luxury and lifestyle of a Superstar DJ in the Las Vegas scene.
It also has an appearance or three by the UniqueSquared Mobile Studio. Who knew that we’d see our favorite wheeled lounge/studio rubbing elbows with the likes of Steve Aoki, Lil Jon, Calvin …
June 29, 2012
The Unique Squared Mobile Studio rolled into Las Vegas right at the beginning of Massive Dance Week at the Wynn/Encore Hotel and Casino. The bus was there to act as a VIP studio for the performers, in the event they wanted to work on music during the week’s festivities. The Wynn/Encore hosted a plethora of DJ’s including, Tiesto, Avicii, Afrojack, Deadmau5, Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Lil Jon, Sultan and Ned Shepard, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Steve Angello, and Swedish House Mafia. The DJ’s were spread out amongst the four stages the Wynn/Encore was offering: XS, Surrender, Tryst, and the Encore Beach Club. One of the stages was a straight up nightclub like XS, while others like Surrender and Tryst were some kind of club/festival stage and pool party hybrid that couldn’t be anything else other than a Vegas venue.
While Lonely Paul and myself were the only ones working on future …
April 4, 2012
Music festivals are one of the few concert events that have just about everything for everyone. You can go to the Vans Warped Tour and see your favorite punk bands of yesteryear, or a young band who finally made it to one of the smaller stages and everything in between. Lollapalooza, Coachella, and Bonnaroo have varying acts with different styles even if they are generally in the same genre of music. These are just a few of the biggest music festivals of the year and annually they accommodate tens of thousands of people.
One music festival that was completely off my radar was the three day electronic music festival Ultra. I first heard about Ultra when the UniqueSquared Mobile Studio visited Miami last year for the Winter Music Conference 2011. We were able to score some passes for the 2012 show and the team was tasked with going so we could report on Ultra. I am …