Rawhide Makes its Return With Special Headliner Illenium This June!

Relentless Beats has just announced the exciting return of Rawhide Event Center in Chandler, Arizona! After years of shows, festivals, and unforgettable memories, this beloved venue is making a comeback. To kick off summer, RB is welcoming Illenium for a one-night show on June 29th. 

“I couldn’t be more excited to be producing Illenium’s biggest Arizona headline to date for our return to Rawhide,” says Relentless Beats founder Thomas Turner. “We’ve shared so many memories at this venue over the years. Illenium, the team, and I are thrilled to kick off a new era together.” 

Additional artists and details for this event are coming soon. 

Who is Illenium?

Illenium, also known as Nick Miller, is a Grammy-nominated DJ, producer, and songwriter. Originally hailing from Illinois but based in Denver, Illenium has been active in the music industry since 2008.

He has five studio albums and has collaborated with numerous artists, including Excision, Dabin, The Chainsmokers, Nevve, and more. His music spans genres like melodic dubstep, heavy dubstep, and progressive house. Since starting his career, Illenium’s fan base, known as the Phoenix Family, have proven to be loyal supporters, participating in endless meet-and-greets and special projects.

Illenium has made a significant mark on the EDM community, performing on the main stage for numerous festivals. He also recently completed an Illenium Live tour that included stops in North America, Europe, and Australia. 

Some of his most popular and well-loved songs include “Fractures” featuring Nevve, “Crawl Outta Love” featuring Annika Wells, and “Good Things Fall Apart” featuring Jon Bellion.

More Information

Tickets for Illenium: The Return to Rawhide are on sale now! General admission tickets start at $59, while VIP tickets are priced at $149 before fees. VIP perks include express entry, air-conditioned bathrooms, a commemorative lanyard, and a premium viewing area. Table options, premium parking, and shuttle passes are also available. You can purchase tickets here. Please note this is an 18+ event. 

Be sure to follow @RelentlessBeats on socials and check out RelentlessBeats.com for the most up-to-date information. 

You’ll be Beggin’ to go to Chris Lake’s Block Party on The Pier this coming July!

“Dance with Me” this summer as Chris Lake brings his beats to the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal in New York City. Join him and his Black Book Records crew along with special guests on July 19th and 20th for a two-day event produced by East Meets West (EMW) Presents

EMW Presents is driven by passion, creativity and, above all, music. Their mission is to bring unforgettable productions to New York City, spanning venues of all sizes, from intimate clubs to open-air rooftops.

Who is Chris Lake?

Chris Lake, who hails from the United Kingdom, is a prominent electronic dance music producer and DJ. He has been crafting music since the early 2000s and is recognized as one of the most successful artists in the house and progressive scene.

Some of his top hits that fans can’t get enough of include “Turn Off the Lights” featuring Alexis Roberts, “Beggin’” featuring Aluna, and “…Delirious” featuring Steve Aoki, Tujamo, and Kid Ink.

Black Book Records, a label founded by Chris Lake, has emerged as one of the most renowned dance music labels globally. Its roster boasts perfectly curated artists such as Green Velvet, Cloonee, Walker & Royce, and SOSA.

The Lineup

Joining Lake for this upcoming July weekend will be an electrifying lineup sure to keep the crowd moving and grooving all night long. Attendees will have the pleasure of experiencing the musical stylings of the following:

Chris Lorenzo, a U.K.-born but L.A.-based artist, has made a significant impact on the house and bass scene. He has headlined notable festivals such as HARD Summer and EDC Las Vegas. Popular tunes from Lorenzo include “Nothing Better” featuring Chris Lake, “California Dreamin'” featuring High Jinx, and “MAMI” featuring COBRAH.

Green Velvet, also known as Curtis Jones, hails from Chicago and boasts a musical career spanning over three decades. Known for his contributions to the house and techno genres of EDM, he is a multifaceted artist, working as a producer, singer and DJ. Given his appearances at numerous festivals, fans eagerly anticipate tracks like “The Greatest Thing Alive” featuring Mark Knight and James Hurr, “Deceiver” featuring Chris Lake, and “PATT (Party All the Time)” featuring Adam Beyer, Sharam, and Layton Giordani.

Other artists joining the block party lineup include Andruss, Harry Romero, Jojo Lorenzo, and Cole Knight.

More Information

Tickets for Chris Lake presents Black Book Records on The Pier are now available for purchase! Two-day tickets start at $168.00, while single-day tickets for Friday and Saturday start at $99.00. Options include general admission, and VIP table reservation requests can be made by clicking here. This is a 21+ event. 

Be sure to follow Chris Lake and EMW Presents on social media for updates on this event and to stay tuned for future events! 

Dive into the Galactic Adventure of PHX LIGHTS: Supernova!

The atmosphere soared with stellar energy this past weekend at PHX LIGHTS: Supernova. With multiple stages, interactive experiences, and a variety of shopping and dining options, attendees eagerly delved into the experience, feeling lifted to new heights as the weekend progressed. 

Layout and Production

Over two days, from March 29th to 30th, Relentless Beats transformed the Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona into a hub of excitement. The venue accommodated two main stages, namely the Mothership and the Invasion (hosted by Beatbox Beverages), along with the Fallout, a silent disco experience hosted by EVO.

Each stage boasted multiple LED screens, lighting rigs, lasers, fog machines and projections. The Mothership stage also featured CO2 cannons and pyrotechnics to enhance the visual experience.

The Mothership also included a VIP section, offering access to the front of the stage and an elevated premium viewing experience.

Lineup

The lineup covered a diverse range of genres, catering to the varied tastes of fans. Whether you enjoyed dubstep, house, techno, DnB, melodic dub, or other genres, there was something to satisfy everyone. Moreover, the festival provided ample exposure to new sounds and emerging artists, offering attendees the opportunity to discover fresh talent not typically encountered in their regular listening rotation.

The energy was great on both days, with opening acts like Residuo and Mamba setting the stage on fire. Other artists such as Alleycvt and goddard. kept the good vibes flowing, building anticipation for heavy-hitters like Dr. Oliver Tree, NGHTMRE, Seven Lions and Kaskade

A highlight of the event was the special back-to-back sets, including Joyryde B2B Habstrakt and Deorro B2B Valentino Khan, which provided a memorable experience! 

There were also multiple opportunities for patrons to win meet-and-greets with artists like Sabai, Apashe, Alok and Levity.

Vendors

Popular food vendors delighted attendees with offerings such as Mesquite‘s out-of-this-world tacos as well as The Potato Hut‘s chicken tenders with fries and the famous potato swirl! Excitement filled the air as the Wetzel’s Pretzels truck made its return, alongside Maui Wowi Hawaiian smoothies.

Attendees enjoyed a plethora of drink options, including customizable cocktails, a variety of beers, Beatboxes, and seltzers.

If you needed a breather from the crowd, you could wander through the various pop-up shops featuring brands like Beyond Earth, Color Queen Art, Gypsy Elysian, Culture Cross, and more! A diverse array of goods awaited, including bucket hats, sunglasses, pinecone pendants, homemade tie-dye shirts and pants, rave accessories, and trinkets.

Experiences

There was no shortage of activities on site! Attendees could engage in interactive activities like photo opportunities, kandi making, and socializing in various hangout spots. 

Voodoo Ranger also offered a 1UP arcade, where attendees could enjoy video games and win prizes. Pac-Man proved to be a crowd favorite, and many took advantage of the opportunity to snap photos of the arcade setup or pose with the vibrant neon signs.

VIP attendees were treated to massages and a beauty bar, where they could get their hair festival ready with various braids and colorful hair extensions. 

One fortunate winner, selected through an Instagram giveaway, was offered the opportunity to partake in a Beatbox Beverages taste test alongside Habstrakt.

The Weird and Wonderful Cast also made their appearance as they roamed through the festival grounds.

Final Details

The raceway provided free parking for general admission attendees, along with shuttle options to reach the venue. Additionally, there was a premium parking section and ADA accommodations available.

The entrance lines were well-organized, and the security team operated efficiently, ensuring minimal wait times for attendees.

Inside the festival grounds, multiple water stations were conveniently located, making it easy for attendees to refill their hydropacks and water bottles. 

Last but not least, the Relentless Beats Rangers were constantly moving throughout the grounds, ensuring the safety of all attendees and offering assistance whenever needed!

The evolution of PHX LIGHTS has been remarkable, and I am eagerly anticipating what they will have in store for next year! Stay updated on upcoming events by following Relentless Beats on all social media platforms, and be sure to follow @PHXLights on social media for the latest updates.

All photos taken by Alexander Peet.

Get Ready to Experience ‘REZZ: Can You See Me?’ in Arizona

Relentless Beats has just unveiled REZZ: Can you see me? featuring the iconic REZZ. This highly anticipated, album-centric event is set to take place at Phoenix Raceway on April 20th in Avondale, Arizona.

REZZ herself has revealed on social media that there will be only two shows to debut her upcoming album Can you see me? Phoenix is one of the chosen locations, along with Miami. Additionally, Rezz will be joined by some special guests for each exceptional event.

Who is REZZ?

REZZ, whose real name is Isabelle Rezazadeh, and is affectionately known as “Space Mom” by her fan base, originates from Niagara Falls, Ontario. Renowned as a DJ and record producer, she embarked on her musical journey in 2013, utilizing SoundCloud as her primary platform to share her music with the world. 

Since then, she has released three full-length studio albums! REZZ’s sound is often described as ominous, hypnotic and otherworldly. Her songs are often characterized by deep basslines, pulsating rhythms, and haunting melodies. Drawing influences from techno, bass music and house, she seamlessly meshes these elements together to create a unique experience for listeners.

REZZ has indicated that Can you see me? will house her heaviest tracks yet and is set to make its debut on March 14th. Lucky attendees in Phoenix and Miami will have the exclusive opportunity to experience this special event, offering a sneak peek into her highly anticipated new project.

The Lineup

Troyboi originates from South London, England, and has made a significant impact on the EDM scene with his distinctive blend of trap and house music. Since his debut in 2014, his sound has constantly evolved. Some of his popular tracks include “Afterhours” featuring Nina Sky and “Do You?” from his EP V!BEZ, Vol. 3.

Rusko, a British DJ and producer, is renowned for his groundbreaking contributions to dubstep. His music showcases intricate sound design and energetic beats, seamlessly blending elements of dub and electronic music. He’s also recognized for his outspoken advocacy, and he’s known to deliver hot performances, often serving up underground music history lessons at his shows.

Holly, a native of Portugal, is a rising star in the EDM scene. He’s been collaborating with notable artists like Flosstradamus, Baauer, and Zeds Dead. His sound has elements of trap, hip-hop, and rap! Holly has graced the stages of renowned festivals including Coachella and EDC Las Vegas, solidifying his presence in the electronic music scene. 

Digital Ethos has been crafting music since 2015, showcasing a unique artistry that cannot be replicated. He thrives on pushing boundaries with his experimental bass beats. Notably, he joined the stage for REZZ ROCKS in October of 2018, and his talent has since led him to perform at prestigious festivals including Electric Forest, Escape, and Shambhala.

Ticket Information

Tickets for REZZ: Can You See Me? are now available! General admission tickets start at $65, while VIP tickets are priced at $149, excluding fees. VIP perks include express entry, access to air-conditioned premium bathrooms, a commemorative lanyard, and a premium view of the event.

Additionally, there are table options available, along with extra add-ons such as premium parking and shuttle services. For more details on all ticketing options, click here.

To keep informed about upcoming events, be sure to follow @RelentlessBeats on all social media platforms!

Dancing into the New Year: Recap of Decadence Arizona!

The atmosphere was filled with beautiful and vibrant vibes as the clock struck midnight, welcoming the year 2024 at Decadence Arizona. This annual extravaganza, organized by Relentless Beats, unfolded on December 30th and 31st, 2023, at the Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, AZ. Offering multiple stages, an array of vendors, captivating art installations, and more, organizers set the stage for an unforgettable celebration.

Innovative Design and Production

Decadence Arizona featured over 80 artists throughout the weekend, offering a wide range of genres. Whether attendees were into dubstep, house, trance, techno, riddim or any other style, there was something for everyone! The lineup provided a chance for festival-goers to explore new artists, refine their musical preferences, and venture beyond their usual playlists.

This event had two mega main stages, namely the Grand Palace and Royal Ballroom, hosting heavyweight and world-renowned artists in the scene. Alongside these, there were other attractions highlighting local and up-and-coming artists, such as The Playground (presented by Beatbox Beverages) and The Quiet Quarters (presented by Chillax), also known as the Silent Disco. Last but certainly not least, the centrally located Bazaar not only featured various art installations but also engaging activities in addition to serving as a rejuvenation space.

Each of these areas was visually stunning, adorned with multiple LED screens, lighting rigs, lasers, projections, fog machines, and CO2 cannons. These elements played a crucial role in immersing the crowd into the ambiance of each set.

Impressive Lineup

Opening the stages to establish the vibes were artists like Dark Mark, Peachy Keen, Medicine Mike, and Turbo. These performers played a vital role in sparking excitement within the crowd and ensuring a positive energy that resonated throughout the night.

Excitement reached its peak as the crowd anxiously awaited performances from highly acclaimed artists such as Steve Aoki, John Summit, Subtronics, Inzo, Illenium, Getter, Level Up, and more. With their widespread popularity and commanding stage presence, each artist delivered an unforgettable performance, leaving everyone feeling absolutely stellar.

There were also special back-to-back performances happening each day, including Adventure Club B2B Flux Pavilion, Shiba San B2B CID, and Bleu Clair B2B San Pacho.

SLANDER took charge of the Grand Palace, while Wax Motif ruled the Royal Ballroom, ushering in 2024 with an electrifying atmosphere. The energy was palpable as fans — surrounded by their best friends, loved ones, and favorite DJs — took the first step on the journey of a new year.

Attendees also had several opportunities to win meet-and-greets with artists such as Cosmic Gate, Marauda, Said the Sky, Oliver Heldens, and Black Tiger Sex Machine through the Decadence Arizona Instagram.

To access the complete lineup, please visit this link.

Unique Vendors

While waiting for the next set, festival-goers had the opportunity to explore and support businesses like Beyond Earth, Kandies World, Moon Lvnding, Kritter Klips, Rave Camp, and more. These shops offered a wide range of rave attire, including custom bucket hats, beanies, stunning fuzzy jackets, hair clips, hand fans, dyed shirts, and other rave essentials needed for the night or future events.

Food options ranged from loaded nachos, pizza, street tacos, and chicken tenders with fries. Wetzel’s Pretzels was a fan favorite along with Maui Wowi Hawaiian smoothies.

In the Bazaar, three unique cocktails were featured: Daiquiri Shaken with Bacardi rum, lime juice, and syrup; Spark Plug with Angel’s Envy bourbon, Licor 43 liquor, and espresso; and the Grey Goose Verte with Grey Goose vodka, green chartreuse, lime juice, and syrup.

Engaging Experiences

There was plenty to see and do throughout the weekend of Decadence Arizona! Multiple interactive activities were set up, along with hangout spots to connect with others, take advantage of photo opportunities, and explore some cool offers.

The Highland, a 21+ experience, showcased renowned cannabis brands like Aeriz, Baked Bros, Cake, Flav, Sol Flower, and Trulieve. These brands provided information on responsible cannabis use, along with complimentary stickers, coupons, T-shirts, and free samples.

Voodoo Ranger presented a 1UP arcade, allowing attendees to indulge in video games, sample beer, and enter to win prizes, including tickets to upcoming Relentless Beats events. Pac-Man proved to be a favorite, and many seized the chance to capture photos of the arcade setup or alongside the vibrant neon signs.

Starlight Studio, hosted by Rescue Me, provided an opportunity for everyone to explore various art methods, featuring creations by artists like Just Giovanni, NoNoTheArtist, and Manicquins! The Weird & Wonderful Cast also graced the Bazaar with their presence, wandering through the festival on both days.

Attendees also had the chance to win unique activities, including a BeatBox Beverages taste test with SAYMYNAME and an El Cristalino 1761 Tequila tasting with Wax Motif.

Final Details

Phoenix Raceway offered free parking for general admission attendees, including a designated section for premium parking and ADA accommodations. The conveniently located box office and efficiently managed security lines ensured a swift and secure entry process.

VIP ticket holders were treated to a distinct entrance with expedited access to the venue. Grand Palace and Royal Ballroom each featured an exclusive VIP area, seamlessly connected, providing various amenities like optimal viewing spots, dedicated food and beverage vendors, and additional luxuries such as massages, air-conditioned bathrooms, a beauty bar, and photo opportunities.

For an even more exclusive experience, Grand Palace offered a special area for platinum table holders, strategically positioned in front of the stage. This allowed fans the opportunity to be at the side of the stage for an up-close-and-personal experience during performances by their favorite artists.

There were also numerous free water stations strategically placed for attendees to refill their hydration packs or water bottles. Multiple restroom facilities were conveniently located throughout the venue.

Finally, the RB Rangers were consistently present, dedicated to ensuring the well-being of all attendees. They offered support, whether it was providing water or directing individuals to the ranger station for a moment of rest.

I wholeheartedly recommend Decadence Arizona. It has undergone significant growth and improvement over the years, becoming larger and more spectacular. I cherish the opportunity to experience it, and I eagerly anticipate returning next year. Stay connected with @RelentlessBeats on all social platforms for the latest updates on future festival announcements and information.

Photos by Alexander Peet.

Countdown to PHXLIGHTS: SUPERNOVA – Stellar Vibes Await!

Hold onto your cows, Relentless Beats has just unveiled the highly anticipated PHXLIGHTS: Supernova! Mark your calendars for March 29th and 30th, 2024, as this annual event beams down to the Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona.

PHXLIGHTS has been continuously evolving over the past nine years, establishing itself as one of Arizona’s premier festivals. Fans eagerly look forward to the chance to experience this celestial celebration each year.

Lineup

Sending us into hyperspace are some incredibly talented artists!

Prepare to be immersed in the electrifying sounds of Seven Lions, the bass-heavy beats of NGHTMRE, and the dynamic B2B set of Joyryde and Habstrakt. The infectious rhythms of Alok and the intense beats of goddard. will also stir the crowd on the dance floor. Experience the uplifting melodies of SABAI and the distinctive house beats of Residuo.

Contributing to the sonic spectacle, the lineup features the unparalleled talents of Kaskade and an energetic B2B set between Deorro and Valentino Khan. The diverse musical stylings of Dr. Oliver Tree will make an appearance as well as the bass-infused creations of apashe. Brace yourself for the edgy beats of Alleycvt, the genre-blending tunes of Levity, and the captivating melodies of Mamba.

What unites these artists is their commitment to pushing musical boundaries and delivering performances that transcend genres. With each artist bringing their unique flair, PHXLIGHTS: Supernova promises an unforgettable experience for music enthusiasts and festivalgoers alike.

All two-day ticket levels — including General Admission, GA+, and VIP — are available now. Prices start at $139 for GA, $199.50 for GA+, and $309.50 for VIP, excluding fees. For comprehensive details on ticket options, payment plans, and table reservations (restricted to 21+) please visit PHXLightsfest.com. There is also information on parking, shuttle availability, and merch! 

For instant updates on PHXLIGHTS: Supernova, follow @PHXLightsFest on all platforms. Please be aware that it is an 18+ event. You can stay informed about future show announcements by following @RelentlessBeats on social media.

Elevate Your New Year’s with Decadence Arizona: The Sky Realm!

Elevate Your New Year's with Decadence Arizona: The Sky Realm!

As the year end approaches, the highly anticipated Decadence Arizona: The Sky Realm has been officially announced! This annual event, produced by Relentless Beats in partnership with Global Dance, is set to take place on December 30th and 31st at the Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. 

The event promises multiple stages, interactive activations for attendees, a diverse array of food and drink options, the return of the ‘Weird and Wonderful’ cast, and more! With nearly a decade of transformation behind it, the excitement is building for what this year’s edition will bring.

Decadence AZ Lineup

Decadence AZ is gearing up to host some of the hottest artists in the music scene right now. The eclectic lineup has fans brimming with anticipation as they prepare to ring in the New Year with nonstop partying.

For the headbangers, get ready to immerse yourselves in the powerful beats of heavyweights like Black Tiger Sex Machine, Subtronics, Marauda, Level Up and Getter. These artists are set to unleash electrifying performances that will keep the energy high throughout the night.

If you’re more inclined toward grooving to house music, you won’t want to miss sets by Chris Lake, John Summit, Disco Lines, Oliver Heldens, Green Velvet, and Loud Luxury.

The lineup is as wide ranging as it is thrilling. Illenium, SLANDER, Steve Aoki and Said The Sky are just a few of the many more popular names taking the stage.

And that’s not all! Prepare for two special back-to-back performances with Adventure Club B2B Flux Pavilion and Bleu Clair B2B San Pacho. With even more artists yet to be announced, Decadence AZ is shaping up to be an unforgettable two-day celebration!

Information

Tickets for Decadence Arizona: The Sky Realm are now available for purchase. Ticketing options include General Admission, GA+, VIP, and Platinum packages, with prices starting at $169.00 before fees. For comprehensive information on ticket types, payment plans, and table reservations (strictly for ages 21+), please visit DecadenceArizona.com. You will also be able to find information on additional extras such as shuttles, lockers, parking, merchandise, and afterparties!

Be sure to enhance your Decadence Arizona experience by downloading the new RB Festival app, available for both Apple and Android devices. With the app, you’ll have access to the complete lineup and schedule, explore festival activities and the event map, and enjoy other features.

For the latest updates on Decadence Arizona: The Sky Realm, be sure to follow @DecadenceArizona on all platforms. Please note that Decadence Arizona is an event for attendees aged 18 and over.

To keep informed about upcoming events, be sure to follow @RelentlessBeats on all social media platforms!

Unpacking Black Tiger Sex Machine’s Church on the Rocks

Unpacking Black Tiger Sex Machine's Church on the Rocks

As the congregation settled into Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Black Tiger Sex Machine prepared for a one-of-a-kind Sunday ceremony on October 22nd. This event was not only a showcase of their upcoming album, PORTALS, but it also marked the trio’s long-awaited reunion for one night in Morrison, Colorado.

BTSM History

Hailing from Montreal, Canada, Black Tiger Sex Machine consists of members Julien Maranda, Patrick Barry, and Marc Chagnon. Since their formation in 2011, they have captured the EDM community’s hearts. Known for their enigmatic stage presence, they wear illuminated tiger helmets during their sets, adding an air of mystery to their performances.

BTSM incorporates elements of both electro-house and dubstep into their music. This combination can create a dynamic and energetic sound as each style complementing one another, allowing for a diverse and captivating sonic experience. 

Renowned for their distinctive live performances, they use a central mixer, launchpads, and drum machines. All contribute to creating an immersive experience. These elements are complemented by intricate lighting setups and LED features integrated into their distinctive helmets, enhancing the overall visual and auditory spectacle of their shows.

They also operate their own independent EDM record label known as Kannibalen. The label is home to several notable artists, including Apashe, Dabin, and Kai Wachi.

Support Lineup

Ruvlo started the night with his magnetizing energy. Coming from the underground, he has been leaving his mark on the bass world. His heavy bass set brought so much energy out of the crowd and set them on a course that would carry on throughout the night. Rulvo also invited Jansten on stage to play an unreleased track! 

Veil delivered a face-melting set of deep bass best described as a dark and cryptic soundscape that flowed incredibly well. She not only captured attention with her creative original tracks but also left the audience spellbound with her meticulously designed visuals.

YOOKiE took the stage and delivered an enticing set that seamlessly merged different genres such as dubstep, hip-hop, and melodic bass. Their special sound had everyone on their feet as they reinvented popular EDM songs to suit their heavy style.

Kai Wachi unleashed a surge of power during his set, igniting a frenzy of headbanging among the crowd. His performance featured a relentless series of dynamic drops and thunderous bass, keeping the energy levels at their peak. Notably, he also brought Dabin on stage to deliver their latest single, “Hollow,” adding an extra layer of excitement to the already thrilling show.

PORTALS

To support PORTALS, BTSM embarked on a tour across nine states starting in March 2023. Throughout this journey, they received unwavering support from Kai Wachi and featured other artists, including Drinkurwater, Wodd and Izy Vadim. 

As BTSM graced the stage, the crowd erupted in excitement, eagerly anticipating the trio’s reunion. This marked the tenth and final performance of PORTALS before the album’s full release later this month, adding an air of anticipation.

What happened next was a slip to another dimension, enhanced by their post-apocalyptic visuals, which depicted the transformation of a character named Naomi. She stepped through a portal, emerging as a utopian version of herself after being defeated by AI zombies.

The set flexed BTSM’s most ambitious tour production to date. The mesmerizing spectacle included an array of lasers, spotlights, LED boards, and pyrotechnics that left fans in awe. The crowd roared as BTSM delivered popular hits like “Cheatcode,” ”Die a God,” and “Zombie,” setting the stage ablaze with each high-energy track. 

BTSM seamlessly weaved a tapestry of genres, smoothly transitioning between dubstep, drum and bass, classical elements, and more, resulting in an unparalleled and unforgettable experience. Their performance was a testament to their skill, leaving the crowd exhilarated and thoroughly entertained. 

As the show reached its conclusion, the trio took a moment to express their deep gratitude for the unforgettable night. They reflected on their remarkable journey, having starting as childhood friends in Montreal with big dreams before reaching the heights of their careers. While Marc may no longer tour, the trajectory of BTSM continues to ascend, promising an exciting future with even more to offer.

Photos captured by Kyle Brim

In a Yeehaw State of Mind After Goldrush: Sonoran Skies!

In a YeeHaw State of Mind After Goldrush: Sonoran Skies!

As golden hour descended upon the desert, Goldrush: Sonoran Skies unfolded over the weekend of October 7th and 8th. This two-day annual festival, organized by Relentless Beats, was held at the Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. The event boasted an impressive lineup, multiple stages, a variety of vendors, and engaging activations for festivalgoers to savor. Let’s delve into the full experience. 

Layout and Production

Goldrush featured three main stages: Paradise Prairie, Moonrise Mountain (sponsored by Beatbox Beverages), and Coyote Cove. In addition to these, there were other attractions, including the Sound Cabin art cart and the Cowboy Corral, which was a silent disco. Each of these spaces was adorned with captivating elements such as LED screens, spotlights, lasers, and pyrotechnics, adding to the overall immersive experience.

Relentless Beats hosted over 100 artists throughout the weekend, spanning a wide range of genres, from drum and bass, dubstep, house, techno, trance, and more. The diversity of music genres provided attendees with fantastic opportunities to explore new sounds and discover emerging artists while eagerly awaiting their favorite headliners later in the night. 

Line up

Attendees had the pleasure of witnessing DXNTE, SVNDAY DRVR, ANATTA, Austin Feldman, Sed’s Vortex B2B PRETTYHARD, and Michael Hooker kickstart each day, setting an atmosphere that would endure into the night. These talented artists played a crucial role in sustaining the high energy and positive vibes that defined the entire event.

All of us were eagerly awaiting the performances of renowned artists such as Tïesto, Cloonee, ZHU, Kai Wachi, Dabin, Zeds Dead, Alison Wonderland, Dion Timmer, Hamdi, Dombresky and Pawsa. With their massive fan bases and unmatched talent for keeping the party alive, these artists were bound to ensure an unforgettable night.

A few fortunate attendees also had the opportunity to win meet-and-greets with Lady Faith, Brondo, Kayzo, Nostalgix, and KHIVA.

Vendors

As fans roamed the festival grounds, they had the opportunity to browse and support various businesses, including Beyond Earth, Kandies World, Daytripper, Moon Lvnding, Blvcklist, SLY Apparel, and others. These pop-up shops offered a diverse range of rave attire, from trendy bucket hats and handcrafted T-shirts to hand fans, kendamas, hydration packs, pins, prints, sunglasses, and any other essentials you might require for your memorable nights out.

Conveniently located vendors were scattered across the festival grounds, offering a delectable array of options. Thirsty attendees could choose from an assortment of drinks, including sodas, smoothies, Red Bull, Beatbox Beverages, various seltzers, beers, and mixed drinks. When it came to food, festivalgoers had a tempting selection of options, including Wetzel’s Pretzels, loaded nachos, chicken tenders, pizza and fries.

Activations

Voodoo Ranger hosted a 1UP arcade where attendees could enjoy video games, sample beer, and win prizes. Everyone had the opportunity to score items from their free claw machine, such as sunglasses, T-shirts, and a Voodoo Ranger POP!

Instax Fujifilm provided a special pop-up area for you to capture Polaroid moments and preserve those memories for years to come. Fans also had the exciting opportunity to win exclusive experiences, getting to hang out with their favorite artists. You could play a game of dodgeball with ATLiens, embark on a taste-testing adventure of BeatBox Beverages with Riot Ten, share a shot of tequila with Ship Wrek, or enjoy some arcade gaming with Slushii.

Details

Phoenix Raceway provided ample free parking for general admission attendees, with a dedicated section for premium parking and ADA accommodations. The box office was conveniently located, and security lines operated efficiently, ensuring a quick and safe entry.

VIP ticket holders enjoyed a separate entrance with expedited access to the venue. Both Paradise Prairie and Moonrise Mountain featured exclusive VIP areas, offering amenities like prime viewing spots and dedicated food and drink vendors. Extra perks included massages, air-conditioned bathrooms, a beauty bar, and photo opportunities.

Paradise Prairie even offered a special area for platinum tables that was situated in front of the stage. They also provided fans with the unique opportunity to be at the side of the stage for an up-close experience during their favorite artists’ performances.

Additionally, numerous free water stations were available for attendees to refill their hydration packs or water bottles. Multiple restroom facilities were also conveniently located throughout the venue.

Last but certainly not least, the RB Rangers were a constant presence throughout the venue. they are dedicated to the well-being of all attendees! They offer assistance from providing water to keeping you cool and guiding individuals to the ranger station for a moment of relaxation and rest.

Goldrush was an unforgettable weekend and I loved being able to experience it! Be sure to follow @RelentlessBeats on all social platforms to keep up to date on future festival announcements and info.

Photos by Alexander Peet