Can’t figure out what to do for your Halloween weekend? Never fear! Fresh Music Freaks is here to take you on a spooky trip. Creep out to one of these wicked events happening in cities around the U.S.
Saturday, October 27 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music & Arts Festival
Los Angeles’ CRAY (Cheney Ray) has recently had a salvo of high-profile remixes hit dance floors and streaming outlets including her remix of “White Wedding” as featured on Billy Idol’s Vital Idol: Revitalized album and Marooon 5’s “Girls Like You” featuring Cardi B’s remix package alongside with her newest single “Fractions” and remix for Jai Wolf’s infectious track “Lost” (featuring Chelsea Jade). Getting her start as an opener on Anna Lunoe’s HyperHouse Tour in 2016 gave CRAY the momentum needed to throw herself fully into her music career. Since then, her incredibly energetic sets have earned her a spot in festivals such as HARD Summer, Audiotistic and Electric Zoo. In 2018, CRAY kicked off the year touring through Japan alongside Skrillex, followed by an Australian headline tour. Musically inspired by her love for classical jazz and swing artists like Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday, CRAY brings a refreshing perspective to the electronic scene. Her inventive records allow her to avoid labels and continually reinvent her sound, resulting in a fan base that spans the indie electronic, pop and dance genres.
Friday, October 26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Avant Gardner
Wednesday, October 31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
w/ Special Guest MUSTARD
One of the biggest names in electronic music returns to America for two very special shows — this Halloween season, DJ SNAKE will headline New York City’s Avant Gardner on October 26 & Los Angeles’ Shrine Expo Hall on October 31 with special guest Mustard. This marks DJ SNAKE‘s only US headlining shows this year. It will feature state-of-the-art production and music from his underground-leaning repertoire including “Let’s Get Ill” with Mercer, “Made In China,” “Magenta Riddim,” “Maradona Riddim” and “Public Enemy” with Yellow Claw, as well as his newest global dominating smash “Taki Taki” featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B.
Saturday, October 27 – San Francisco, CA @ Boo!
Flosstradamus (Curt Cameruci) came to prominence in Chicago while collaborating with acts such as Major Lazer, Matt & Kim, A-Trak and Baauer. Career highlights over the past decade include iconic tracks like Major Lazer’s “Original Don” (Flosstradamus Remix), “CROWD CNTRL,” “Mosh Pit,” “TTU (Too Turnt Up)” featuring Waka Flocka Flame, “Soundclash” and “Prison Riot” with GTA featuring Lil Jon as well as collaborations with Post Malone and Travis Porter. In March 2017, Flosstradamus released “Back Again” with Mayhem and Waka Flocka Flame. In addition, Flosstradamus has become synonymous with a Hi-Def lifestyle, ultimately resulting in a lifestyle brand that’s extended to apparel, a festival property with HDYFEST, and record label Hi Def Youth releasing singles from Yultron, Gent & Jawns and Part Native, with more to come. Flosstradamus‘ devout group of fans known as the HDYNATION has developed into one of the most dedicated and recognizable communities in dance music.
Saturday, October 27 – San Bernardino, CA @ Escape Psycho Circus
KAYZO‘s genre-defying DJ sets and “high-octane performances” (Billboard) have gained him a dedicated international following. To date, he’s performed across the world’s top venues and festival stages including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas, Electric Zoo, Voodoo, Parookaville, ÎleSoniq, and more. In 2018, he launched the 39-date Overload Tour, his inaugural headlining North American trek in support of his OVERLOAD album. Look for him to share tons of new music such as “FAKE FAKE FAKE” with XO SAD and the upcoming “Wasted Space” with Underoath.
Tuesday, October 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Cloak & Dagger
MXMS (short for “Me and My Shadow”) is singer Ariel Levitan and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Dawson. The self-produced duo from New York City and small-town Oklahoma creates funeral pop that fuses classic melodic songwriting with dark, unfiltered chaos driven by a thousand forms of fear. Look for the pair to celebrate the arrival of their newest single, the macabre “Gravedigger” with a performance at Hollywood underground nightclub Cloak & Dagger on October 30.
SOLARDO // CAMELPHAT
Saturday, October 27 – San Bernardino, CA @ Escape Psycho Circus
Following a summer spent driving crowds wild with b2b sets at the likes of Hideout, EDC Vegas and Hi Ibiza, two of the hottest U.K. duos on the scene, SOLARDO and CAMELPHAT, now partner up to deliver their club-ready track “Accelerator,” out now on SOLA/ULTRA RECORDS. Both artists will be appearing at Escape with their own respective sets.
THE CRYSTAL METHOD
Friday, October 26 – Austin, TX @ Empire
Saturday, October 27 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaska Live
Wednesday, October 31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Good Room
THE CRYSTAL METHOD (Scott Kirkland) has remained at the forefront of the worldwide electronic music industry as pioneers of the big beat genre, innovators of the ’90s electronica movement and current-day global ambassadors of the American electronic sound Fresh of The Trip Home, (TCM’s 6th studio album) look for Scott Kirkland to showcase the new and classic sounds. For The Trip Home -which debuted at #1 on iTunes Electronic Album chart and #44 on the main album chart, as well as #2 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Album chart–Kirkland dove deep into the decades-spanning discography of The Crystal Method. The result is a sound that revisits the roots of the classic Crystal Method aesthetic while pushing its possibilities into the future. Equal parts throwback and dynamic futurism, The Trip Home expands Kirkland’s unrestrained curiosity into new realms and new sounds. Tracks are produced with Glen Nicholls (Future Funk Squad) as well as Le Castle Vania and Teflon Sega. In addition to the album, The Crystal Method is also featured on the Vital Idol: Revitalized Billy Idol remix album for his remix of “Rebel Yell.”
Friday, October 26 – New York City @ Marquee NY
Saturday, October 27 – Greenville, NC @ Xfearience Music Festival
For the last two years, LA’s Two Friends (songwriter/production duo Matt Halper and Eli Sones) have made music mixes that have been soundtrack staples for college parties and tailgates nationwide. They are coming to Marquee and Xfearience in support of their latest mix– Big Bootie Mix, Vol. 14 –which highlights their skillful edits of many favorite songs and remixes from top pop, rock, hip-hop and EDM artists. Clocking in at one hour long, Vol. 14 features 193 songs including their own edit of EDM classic “Sandstorm” by Darude as well as tracks by Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Eminem, Cardi B, Kygo, Ludacris, Jonas Brothers, Camila Cabello, blackbear, Tyga, Avicii, Flux Pavillion and many, many more. Since it’s release on Oct 10, it’s clocked in over 900,000 streams on Soundcloud. That day it trended on google searches. Vol. 14 is one of four Big Bootie mixes that Two Friends has in the Top 20 for the most played Dance/EDM in the USA for all of Soundcloud. Their remix of Red Hot Chili Peppers “Otherside” is also on the list. Listen to Big Bootie Mix, Vol. 14
WYNWOOD FEAR FACTORY
Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27 @ Wynwood
The largest music and Halloween-themed experience in the Southeast region returns to Miami for its third turn in 2018. Presented by Diskolab, WYNWOOD FEAR FACTORY is set for Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27. The two-day event takes place at Miami’s premier event venue, Mana Wynwood Warehouse. At its new indoor location, the experience is suited to host the best production for the A-list lineup, including, Galantis, RL Grime, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Duke Dumont, Deorro, Fisher, Getter, Keys N Krates (Live), Tritonal, Brohug, Blackgummy, Alexander Lewis and more. Check out the full confirmed lineup and to purchase tickets here: www.wynwoodfearfactory.com