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Sponsored: Budweiser Made in America Festival #MadeInAmericaFest

This Labor Day weekend, the city of Los Angeles will host the inaugural Budweiser Made in America Festival. It will be a history making event by being the first American festival to be ran simultaneously on both the East and West coast, with Philadelphia hosting as well. Would you party for a good cause? If so then you will also be pleased with the fact that some of the proceeds will be used to benefit the United Way of a greater Los Angeles, not to mention the surge surrounding businesses will experience with the influx of people coming into the heart of LA to hear some great tunes by some very major artists. It is literally a win-win for everyone involved.

Now let’s get to the lineup, because we all know that a festival is only as good as the talent that is being showcased. “Budweiser’s Made in America” is the perfect nomenclature for this event because America is a melting pot of all cultures and backgrounds, and that is well represented by the eclectic lineup Budweiser has out together. No matter your preference of genre, you will undoubtedly be drawn to more than a few acts throughout the weekend that will suit your musical palette.

Representing for the Indie/Rock/Alternative genres we will be jamming out to Imagine Dragons, Metric, Capital Cities, MuteMath, and Dr. Dog on Saturday, followed the by the likes of John Mayer, Weezer, Rise Against, and Sublime with Rome, Terraplane Sun and Scavenger Hunt on Sunday. HUGE!

Holding it down for the EDM community we have sets from Tiesto, Gareth Emery, Classix, Cut Snake, Grandtheft, Borgore, and DVBBS kicking off the Saturday rager followed on Sunday with performances from Steve Aoki, Wolfgang Gartner, R3hab, 12th planet, YellowClaw and Will Sparks. EPIC!

Hip hop heads will also be most delighted to see LA’s very own TDE Crew, including Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock and Isaiah Rashad appearing on Saturday along with Hitboy and YG hitting the stage followed by Nipsey Hustle, Chance The Rapper, Cypress Hill and the never boring Kanye West calling off Sunday. Adding even more diversity (if you could imagine), Latin pop/rock artist Jaunes, neo-soul sensation SZA, as well as the soon to be queen of r&b, Miss Rita Ora also rocking out with us on Sunday.

Tell us which artist are you most excited to see this weekend at Budweiser Made in America? 

With that being said, Busweiser’s Made in America Festival looks to be the premier ticket in LA this holiday weekend, star studded as we have become accustomed to in the city of Angels, so grab some buds, and come be American with us this weekend!

Tickets:

2 day tickets for LA

single day ticket for LA – August 30

single day ticket for LA – August 31

Budweiser Made In America Fest website


Cause Village Vendors
Shawn Carter Foundation, United Way, Headcount/NAACP, Budweiser Veterans, Donda House (Kanye West’s charity), St. Jude Hospital (Kings of Leon supported charity), Partners in Health (The National), World Childhood Foundation (Tiesto), Philly Paws, Drive Change, Born this Way Foundation, Why Hunger, Mural Arts

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Wolfgang Gartner & Popeska – “We Are The Computers” (Download)

Here it is! We Are The Computers, the new track from Wolfgang Gartner and Popeska. This is the first original track Wolfgang is given away for free. If you’re in the Los Angeles area this weekend, don’t miss out on Wolfgang Gartners return to Avalon for memorial day weekend, get your tickets below. 

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Interview: Tom Staar tells us his top 3 albums of all time

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Hey Tom, thank you very much for taking your time to speak with us, we
really appreciate it!

 

For the people that are just getting to know you, when did you first get
started with production? What was your first big break?

 

Ive been producing and djing for over 10 years now! I’ve had various guises and been involved in multiple music styles. For the Tom Staar stuff things really started rolling last year after the release of my remix of African Drop, it was supported by loads of A list DJs and really began to get the name out there.

 

Your latest tunes that have released are HUGE! It must be awesome producing these records and being able to play it out to hundreds and thousands of people around the world, what goes through your mind when producing these tracks? What influences you to make such tunes?

 

My main influences are the gigs i play and the reaction from the crowds at them. It feels amazing after spending days working on my own in the studio to see the tunes work on a big stage.

 

 

Who or what has been the biggest motivation for you to pursue your DJ/production career?

 

I think really it came from being a clubber myself and wanting to be more involved, music has always been a big part of my life and being able to make a career of it is great.

 

We see that you have collaborated with all sorts of artists and vocalists, what are some artists you haven’t collaborated with yet that you would love to work with?

 

I’d love to work with Tommy Trash or any of the Swedes (Axwell, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso)

 

What are your top 3 must have essentials when you tour?

 

USB sticks – I play from these using the CDJ2000s so obviously they’re pretty important.

 

My Tom Staar Helmet – I take this with me to the big shows, if its going off ill get it out, wave it around and stick it on for a bit 🙂

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Vodka – Always love to get a few inside me before a big show

 

When it comes to gigs, do you prefer a small size club with a few hundred people, or a huge festival crowd with a few thousand people? 

 

 

I always find it hard to decide. Obviously it is amazing being on a huge stage with loads of production, but i also love the close proximity to the crowd in the small venues.

 

Whats your Favorite album of all time?

 

 

Prodigy – Experience/Music For A Jilted Generation. Can never decide between the two, both have been so influential on my music.

 

Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come A Long Way Baby – Fatboy Slim was a real idol of mine when i was growing up, had all his records and loved his music so much. Its been a real honor to tour with him so much this year.

 

Global Underground Tony De Vit Live in Tokyo – Although not an artist album but a mix compilation this was very influential for me early on in my career, and still influences me now.

 

Outside of the studio and club, what do you like to do in your free time?

 

Most of my free time (which isn’t very much) is spent relaxing with my wife Mirella.

 

Now that the year is coming to an end, what have been your favorite releases of 2013?

 

Showtek’s Booyah has been huge for me this year.

 

Any exclusive updates you can share with us here first as far as new collaborations or releases? 

 

I’ve had a very busy couple of months just gone with three single and a remix being released, so they’ll be no more new stuff from me this year. I have a track called Rocket scheduled in for release on Toolroom Records in January though, and have also just started work on a collab with Nom De Strip.

 

Thanks again for your time Tom! Hope you finish the year strong and have a big year in 2014 and beyond, any new producers we should be looking out for? 

 

 

Obviously my friend Kryder is set be huge this year. Nom De Strip is another you should definitely look out for.