First of all, thanks to Canterbury for putting me onto this video. Now, I must say that Five Guys is one of my favorite fast food franchises, but I could never put together a review as good as this guy. There really isn’t much to say except that this video is a must watch and is absolutely genius – catch the original video below too, its hilarious. To see more of his food reviews (and I suggest you do) check out his Youtube page here.
Ground Up’s Supernatural Series has been coming in weekly waves and the newest addition has a crazy good feature from Action Bronson. Their music keeps getting better and better and won’t be slowing down anytime soon. With a mixtape release date of September 18th, I’ll be sitting around listening to the tracks for days leading up to the drop. Make sure you see them live, they know how to put on a show and you can see all their tour dates here, all leading up to another show at the TLA in Philadelphia celebrating Supernatural’s release. Check out the baller track ‘Hold Me Down’ above and the next episode of Common Ground below.
The official hour long feature on Ultra Music Festival is out now and can be seen for free for the next two weeks. This was really cool to watch, Ultra is truly the most incredible experience I’ve had in my life and I’m not sure I’ll be able to keep myself away this year and do something else for spring break. The video includes some great interviews with guys like Guetta, Armin, Tiesto etc. and is a great look behind the scenes at Ultra. Definitely worth the watch.
From the moment Matisyahu hit the stage on a sweltering Thursday night in Stamford Downtown, he had the crowd going wild. With an entirely new, shaven look, he ran on stage to a roaring ovation from the Alive@Five crowd and went right to work. I had been waiting all summer to see him perform, having already attended a couple of his Festival of Light shows in NYC in the winter, and he delivered yet again. There’s something original about the style of Matisyahu’s set that makes it unforgettable and you can never really expect what’s next because he has so many incredible songs to choose from. Some of the highlights from the show included playing new songs off his upcoming album, Spark Seeker (which hits stores July 17th), his surprisingly good beat boxing skills, and crowd surfing across the entire front row of the audience. My personal favorite moment was watching him stand up against one of the speakers and point to the production crew to keep turning the bass up. That must’ve been one hell of an experience. Either way, I couldn’t have asked for a better Thursday night and those of you who were there can vouch as well. Catch the full photo album through the link below and a couple sample pictures can be seen below.
Avicii has gone places over the past year, there’s no denying that. Between the time he produced ‘Levels’ and headlined at Ultra Music Festival, it was definitely a given that he was a force to be reckoned with in EDM crowds. This new episode, put together by Final Kid, has anything you could ever dream of in it. It’s worth the 9 minute watch.
Video Interview and Live Performance
There is no denying that PANA! absolutely crushed their performance at Alive@Five opening for the Los Lonely Boys. Our team was lucky enough to catch up with them before the show and get into the mindset behind the scenes to see their chemistry and dynamic as a group. Our apologies for the audio, it was a very windy day, but hopefully you can hear just about everything and get to know the band a little bit more. Enjoy!
As I write this I am easily still recovering from Saturday. Alesso’s 21st birthday celebration lived up to its billing as one of the biggest parties of the summer. Otto Knows started off the listed lineup and was great, obviously the crowd belted out all of “Million Voices”, which was mashed with One Republic’s “Apologize” (Thomas Gold bootleg). His remix of “Kick Out The Epic Motherf**cker is going to get major play from the top dj’s and the download link is listed at the bottom of this post.
For whatever reason, Arty only got an hour long set which was just wrong. He gets the party going into an absolute frenzy. After this I could not be more excited for his set at Identity Fest later this month. “Around the World” and “Trio” were key but honestly dropping Tiesto’s “Maximal Crazy” was the wildest part of the night, the crowd was insane. To be clear, if you get the chance to see Arty, do it.
Alesso came on at 10 for a two hour set and everyone was primed and ready by this point. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love Alesso and thoroughly enjoyed his set, but I don’t think I was surprised once. It seems to me like he mailed it in and played a very recycled track list. His productions are among my favorites and I had a great time, but the more discerning ear probably would not have been as pleased. His new songs, particularly “Clash”, are top notch bangers and will make major waves when they are released but overall I left wishing he had pulled more surprises because I know he is capable of them.
All in all it was a great day that reminds me why I love EDM so much. That atmosphere, in terms of energy, and the positive vibes flowing throughout the island, is flat out unmatched compared to anything else I have ever seen. Everyone is there because they love the music and nothing else really matters.
P.S. Ya I know the videos aren’t Alesso songs but you get the idea