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Denver Just Announced A New Drive-In Rave Series With Peekaboo, EPROM, & More

In the wake of live shows being cancelled, promoters and artists have been desperately trying to find ways to fill the gap for live entertainment. Live streams are nice, yes, but they’re obviously missing a part of the experience. Drive-in raves have somewhat taken the place of real shows for now, and though they carry their own set of hurdles, are the best we’ve got right now.

A new drive-in rave series in Denver was just announced this week for every Thursday (minus the first) in July called Dirty Drive-In. It features a lineup of Peekaboo, Dirt Monkey, EPROM, and Goldfish, respectively, at the Mile High Swap Meet in nearby Henderson. Joining them will be support from Decadon, DMVU, Break Science, Zeke Beats, Chee, SoDown, and more.

For the show, attendees will be required to receive mandatory temperature checks and anyone with a temp of 100.4 or higher will be denied entry. Masks are also mandatory (even in the cars), “and social distancing will be strictly enforced with 10-12 feet spaced between each vehicle, and revelers will be monitored to ensure safety when exiting their vehicles to dance,” writes EDM.com.

Tickets to Dirty Drive-In go on sale today and you can get yours here.

 

Photo CREDIT: Hauke-Christian Dittrich/DPA

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Two Fingers, Alias of Amon Tobin, Quickly Enters Top 10 With New Album, “Fight! Fight! Fight!”

Amon Tobin has long been regarded as one of the top producers in sound design and creativity. Up there with Noisia and Aphex Twin, his glitchy and computerized sounds have always had an intense luster and intricacy that others either never reached or never strove to achieve.

He aimed to up the ante even further with his alias, Two Fingers, under which he’s released two albums since 2009, the last being in 2012. This past Friday, he released his third, Fight! Fight! Fight!, a blistering concoction of synths and drums that pushes the boundaries of what a human can do with pure digital sounds.

Enlisting Ivy Lab, G Jones, and Little Snake on the project, their influences are clearly heard throughout the pounding drums and acid-tinged synths and chord progressions. Beyond just the songwriting, the album is mastered beautifully, opening up so much space in the mix to ensure that each and every sound is given a chance to shine and absolutely slap. Of course, this type of production isn’t anything new to Two Fingers, either.

But even the songwriting and flow of the album is immaculate. It effortlessly ebbs and flows from intense to… less intense. The album never really lets go of its major sound scale, but at least in the case of “LALA Rhythm,” there’s a bit more room to breathe in between “LED Moon Rhythm” and “Nuff Swizz Rhythm,” the latter being one of the true standouts on the project.

A lot of the album makes use of creative panning, so headphones are a major recommendation, but definitely not necessary. Listening on speakers or with a sub is still plenty stimulating and enough to get the full experience.

Fight! Fight! Fight! isn’t like anything else you’re going to hear in electronic music this year, apart from maybe EPROM, Tsuruda, G Jones, and that group. That’s something that I really love about it, that it’s able to push the boundaries that far and stand in a class of its own while still standing up to traditional musical progressions and still sounding this good.

Listen to Fight! Fight! Fight!, the new album from Two Fingers aka Amon Tobin, below!

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Rewatch Alison Wonderland’s Entire Live Set from Digital Mirage

Digital Mirage, an online music festival experience, took place over the weekend and Alison Wonderland went in…

She captured our attention from the jump with a coronavirus-themed “Good Enough” intro and never let up. Featuring a dynamic mix of music from Lido, Boombox Cartel, M83, Outkast, The Strokes, Baauer, and many more, Alison threw down in her element. A set sprinkled with new IDs, plenty of her fan favorite tracks, and her new freebie, “Happy Place” (QUIX Remix).

The Brownies & Lemonade x Proximity-curated event hosted superstar DJ/producers all weekend long and AW was one of the major highlights. With the original intent of raising $100,000 for charity, the event ended up with over $300,000 worth in donations. See Digital Mirage by the numbers here.

Currently, Proximity is busy uploading sets from the weekend, starting with this one from Alison Wonderland, plus G Jones, Dab the Sky (Dabin x Said the Sky), Adventure ClubLouis the ChildChet Porter and Shades (Alix Perez x EPROM).

Watch below and replay more Digital Mirage sets here.

Alison Wonderland – Digital Mirage (Full Set)

 

Photo via Ivan Meneses for Insomniac Events