DUSK Takes Over Tucson!

DUSK Takes Over Tucson!

DUSK Music Festival takes over Tucson, Arizona for the weekend of November 11th and 12th. This annual festival never fails to impress with its curated lineup, vendors, and art installations. DUSK has been able to evolve over the years with the amazing support of many sponsors and community partners such as Rio Nuevo, Iridius Capital, HSL Properties, and more. To see the full of sponsors, click here.

Location, Layout, and Production

DUSK is a two day festival that is located within the boundaries of Jàcome Plaza in Downtown Tucson. One of the best qualities of DUSK is that it brings a big production of a major festival down the style of a neighborhood block party. This unique location was able to hold three main stages, various art installations, plenty of hang-out spots for attendees, and over forty vendors. The layout made it easy for attendees to move around and no area felt crowded. There was also street and garage parking in the surrounding areas and entry to the festival was easy to find.

Lineup

Over the weekend, DUSK featured many artists that come from a variety of genres such as Rock, EDM, Alternative, and more. 

Day 01: Griz, Young the Giant, Cannons, Nora En Pure, Zomboy, Aluna, Breakup Shoes, KennyHoopla, Kyle Walker, Slothrust, Spag Heddy, Nomadik, Ben Dro, Svnday Drvr, KOL, M-Okay, Tonight’s Sunshine, Gone Before Us, Que

Day 02: Alison Wonderland, Nghtmre, Sofi Tucker, 4B, Dillion Nathaniel, Dion Timmer, INZO, Lauren Sanderson, Ranger Trucco, Royal & the Serpent, Sophie Powers, Bummer Girl, Lubelski, Alice.km, Dennett, Tavatli, Aja Cruz & Posi, Gasp!, Big Meridox & Bonus, Noah Martin Band, Orchadia, Shifty

Food and Drink

DUSK featured some tasty food vendors such as Danny’s Vegan, Ray Ray’s Sonoran Tea, Dante’s Fire, Fresco Pizzeria, Barrio Brewing Co., Culinary Dropout, Gastronomic Union of Tucson, and more! 

One aspect of DUSK that I have always admired are the praiseworthy curated drinks they offer. These drinks are inspired by popular songs of the artists performing. For example, “Feel No Pain” features Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey, vanilla, pineapple, coconut, orange tea, and ginger bitters. “Silvertongue” features Don Julio Blanco Tequila, grapefruit, rose, lime, silver dust, and smoked chili bitters. “Purple Hat” featured Smirnoff Vodka, strawberry, blueberry, lemon, holy flower, and plum bitters. Lastly, “Gud Vibrations” featured Seedlip Garden 108 (zero proof), cucumber, mint, basil, and lime. 

Other drink options included Ciroc, Budlight, Crown Royal, Red bull, and more.

Art Installions and Vendors

Tucson ARTS, presented by Dependable Health Services, showcased various sculptures, digital art, lighting exhibits, and more at DUSK. 

Tucson PLAYS, presented by HSL Properties, had fun activities for attendees to enjoy such as cornhole, ladder toss, a mechanical bull, and more. 

Tucson SHOPS, presented by Rio Nuevo, had all kinds of foods including fashion, fun pet clothes, fun trinkets, and more.

Vendors included Funky Junk, Tarot With Sarah, Bookmans, Faux Co., Mestizo Studio, Moon Lvnding, Color Queen Art, and more. 

I also want to give a special shoutout to manicquins for their amazing custom mannequins!

Conclusion

I would highly recommend any of my fellow festival goers to attend DUSK! It has made great strides since 2016 and is constantly evolving. Be sure to follow all their socials to stay up to date with future news! 

All photos were captured by Alexander Peet!

Flume Takes A Pit Stop At The Phoenix Raceway!

With over 20 U.S. stops, Flume finally made his way into the hearts of fans at the Phoenix Raceway this past weekend on September 3rd in Phoenix, AZ. He was able to perform on the always entertaining megastructure brought to us by Relentless Beats. Though the show may have gone through a rough patch with some initial technical difficulties, Flume brought the crowd back to life with his unique sound and stage presence.

Who Is Flume?

Harley Streten, also known as Flume, is a DJ and record producer from Australia. His self-titled debut album was released on November 9th, 2012. Many see Flume as a pioneer of the subgenre, future bass, and has helped poparize the genre over the years.

He has also won many awards, from the Australian Independent Record Awards, the APRA Music Awards, the ARIA Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the National Live Music Awards. 

Flume has collabed with many artists over the years, including Kai, MAY-A, Vic Mensa, Vince Staples, Tove Lo, Pusha T, Toro Y Moi, and Jezzabell Doran.

Performance

Flume was able to bring Sega Bodega and TSHA as supporting acts along with Kučka

As a result of technical difficulties and time limits, Sega Bodega was sadly unable to perform. Sega Bodega is an Irish-Scottish music producer who is also a singer and a DJ. Hopefully, he can make his return to Arizona to showcase his talent! You can learn more about Sega Bodega here

TSHA is a rapidly emerging electronic artist coming out from the UK. She has been seen as a confident creative who is constantly developing and refining her own distinct feel and sound. Her set featured fun colors and good vibes. She did a great job at warming up the crowd and getting the night going. To learn more and see upcoming tour dates, you can click here

Flume’s set was absolutely incredible. As soon as he took the stage, everyone was drawn in. He started his set off strong with his remix of disclosure’s “You & Me”. It felt as if all the stress and worries at the raceway peacefully melted way. Fans were screaming and dancing in excitement throughout his whole set. Flume played “Smoke & Retribution” (ft. Vince Staples), where Kučka was able to sing and perform with him along with “ESCAPE”. We also had the pleasure of hearing songs off his most recent album, Palaces, like “I Can’t Tell” ft. LAUREL. As the night continued on, we heard classics like “Drop The Game” ft. Chet Faker, “Say It” ft. Tove Lo, “Sleepless” ft. Jezzabell Doran and “Never Be Like You” ft. Kai.

Vendors

The Phoenix Raceway also hosted a number of various vendors for food, drink, and shopping! 

Attendees were able to choose from many options such as tacos, quesadillas, burgers, chicken tenders, and more. They also offered vegan pizza and wraps. For drinks, there were plenty of options that included beers, selzters, and cocktails. I am going to give an honorable mention to Maui Wowi Hawaiian that featured a variety of frozen cocktails, lemonades, and smoothies. 

Apparel vendors included Kandies World, Fascinations, Waz Shop, Elite Wear, Moon Lvnding, and more!

Conclusion

Overall, I had a great time and would highly recommend his tour to all my fellow music lovers. For more information on Flume, you can check out his website here to see all his upcoming tour dates, shop for merch, and see his latest song releases! 

Be sure to follow Relentless Beats for all the latest info on the next upcoming shows!

All photos were captured by Cody Wong.

Krushendo Goes Big with Destruction Ft BVLVNCE, Opening For Sullivan King on 8/26 in Boulder

Krushendo Goes Big with Destruction Ft BVLVNCE, Opening For Sullivan King on 8/26 in Boulder

Colorado’s own Krushendo has been making waves this year since he directly supported ILLENIUM for two days in Aspen, CO, for the X Games. He has since headlined Cervantes Otherside and played Electric Forest. His most recent success was opening for SoDown to a completely sold-out Mishawaka Amphitheatre.

Today is Krushendo’s birthday, and he released Destruction featuring BVLVNCE on vocals, who just recently put out a tune with the legendary Kayzo. Destruction features metal production into a bro step banger of a drop that reminds us of old Kai Wachi and Black Tiger Sex Machine. He put it out for FREE DOWNLOAD if you follow him on Spotify! Listen/hear below.

Krushendo’s next big show is on 8/26 in Boulder at The Fox with the legendary Sullivan King. His new direction in dubstep is sure to turn heads in the coming year.

Krushendo is a Colorado name to watch.

Listen/Buy Destruction Here

Sacred Acre: A Passion Project on the Kenai

Do you have something that ignites a passion in you so intensely you want to shout it to the world? Two of those passions of mine are Electronic Music and Alaska! This September, those two worlds collide at the Sacred Acre Festival on the Kenai Peninsula in Ninilchik, Alaska!

I had a chance to speak with the founder of Sacred Acre, Chris Miller, and in speaking with him, I found out it only takes one moment for an idea to be born. One night, in 2018, his wife read a passage out loud from a book by Ivo Dominguez, “The ‘Sacred Acre’ is  a place that lies between low and high tide because in this magical place—two worlds collide. By high tide, it’s swum by sea creatures; by low tide, it’s walked by land animals. So in this magical place, we come to re-center ourselves, to harmonize with land and sea, and to find a sense of mindfulness unlike any other.” 

This struck home for Chris. He knew there was a market for an Electronic scene in Alaska, and this created the perfect story for a festival. When putting this festival together, Chris covered everything, a fantastic lineup, transportation, accommodations and sustainability. 

Lineup

The lineup has Electronic music heavyweights like Clozee, Opiuo and LSDream. These artists and their music are a perfect fit for the magic that will come to life in Alaska. In addition, they recently added keyboard legend Jason Leech who will be sure to play some flipped versions of songs we know and love. However, fantastic music does not stop there. On the lineup, there are even some Alaskan locals. Clint Samples and PREPMODE are some of the DJ’s on the lineup from the Last Frontier. Anchorage, Alaska-based artist PREPMODE is known for his turntable and mixing skills. While out here at Sacred Acre I’ll be jamming to music I know and love, but I will also be branching out to see what else can bless my ears.

Transportation

Being from Alaska, one of the main reactions I get when I tell people where
I am from is that it must be hard to get around. This could not be farther from
the truth in considering Sacred Acre! The team has put a lot of thought into
the logistics of this festival, like getting to the festival and getting
camping gear. Festival goers can step off the plane in Anchorage and get on a
shuttle that will take them to the festival grounds, where if they choose to
rent camping gear, it will be waiting for them too! Several types of
campgrounds at the festival range from lightly wooded areas to a site that
overlooks the Cook inlet with a chance to view otters, seals and whales!

I also got to speak with Chris about some recommendations he has if people
choose to explore Alaska beyond the festival. Along the Kenai, two cities to
visit are Homer and Seward! If you make your way down south of the festival,
you will find the city of Homer. This city sits along the Kachemak Bay and has
tons to offer visitors. One restaurant in Homer Chris recommends he is the
Green Can. It is known for its seasonal menu, delicious craft cocktails, and
sustainably caught seafood. When I make my way to Homer, I know this will be a
can’t miss stop! One last recommendation he has is to drive north to see North
America’s tallest mountain peak, Mt. Denali, formerly known as Mt. McKinley.
The camping is gorgeous up there and is the perfect time of year to see the
fall foliage. Alaska is so vast this list could go on forever!

Sustainability

One of the many great aspects of this festival is its sustainability
practices, which are dear to many festival attendees. This festival will be a
NO PLASTIC event which is just one of the many reasons this festival should get
a lot of love! In addition, Sacred Acre will boast hydration stations for
refillable water bottles, and reusable metal cups for alcohol sales, and all
vendors will use compostable and recyclable materials. Lastly, the creators and
producers of Scared Acre will be using part of the proceeds from the festival
to donate to local and national charities. These charities expose fishing
companies that use unethical fishing practices like trawling.  

If you would like to find out more about the different types of trawling
that are destroying our oceans, please visit: 

Sacred Acre- Our Mission

Stop the Alaskan Trawler Bycatch Facebook Group

SoDown Takes over The Mishawaka for 2 days of Heavy Bass and Funk July 29th and 30th

Colorado’s own SoDown made his mark on the bass music capital recently by playing direct support for Boogie T at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre. He has recently headlined Mission Ballroom and is now heading to The Mishawaka Amphitheatre which is just about a 30 minutes drive from Fort Collins and about an hour and a half from North Denver and Boulder for two nights of bass music by the river.

SoDown Red Rocks Recap as direct support for Boogie T

Friday, July 29th is Day 1 of this 2 day bass extravaganza and features BItbird act DNMO as direct support, Colorado rock/future bass legend Bass Physics, and Krushendo. You may recognize Bass Physics from huge shows at Decadence and with ILLENIUM at his curated festival in Mexico called Ember Shores. Krushendo also has played with ILLENIUM and has played huge festivals including Electric Forest and Imagine.

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Saturday July 30th’s lineup includes Defunk who is featured on SoDown’s newest EP entitled, “Get Up”. Defunk just recently played with Daily Bread at The Ogden which was one of our favorite shows of the year. He is joined by Meduso who has been crushing the bass music game since his LP entitled, “Zooted”, came out in 2020. With similar soundscapes to Mersiv, Meduso is bound to be a breakout artist in 2022. The night will be opened up by Phyphr who just recently sold out his co-headliner at Cervantes Otherside in June with Vincent Antone. He is known for remixes of SoDown and Manic Focus and live guitar in his sets and production.

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SoDown recently put out a devastating 3 song bass banger of an EP entitled, “Get Up”, which features a collab with Canadian dirty/funky/bass legend Defunk and two original singles, “BadBoi Sound”, and “Serious Dub”. These tunes are singular to SoDown’s SoHeavy style of blending mesmerizing basses while still paying homage to soul/funk.

To add to this he recently had Buku, iLL.Gates and Ruvlo remix this tune, you can listen to the remixes below.

Eighth Annual Deadrocks Hangover: a night of heavy bass, heady atmosphere, and Special Guest: GRIZ

Eighth Annual Deadrocks Hangover: Heavy Bass, Heady Atmosphere, and Special Guest GRIZ

Zeds Dead Brings the Heat to Denver

Deadrocks Hangover was the last event of the bass-filled celebration for The Fourth of July. On theFourth, this show commenced at Mission Ballroom at 9:30pm after the Dead Beats Jamboree at Civic Center Park. After two shows at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Dead Beats brought the heat to Denver. Ternion Sound opened up the night with some deep melodic bass and dubstep that set the bar high for ZedsDead.

Ternion Sounds opens up the night at one of the most highly favorable venues in Colorado

The opener Ternion Sound originally played together at Infrasound Music Festival in 2016, and it was immediately obvious to all that this dynamic trio would be unbeatable in many aspects. The trio of dubstep veterans Nostalgia, Apparition, & Johnny Foreplay have unmatched energy and have started to receive support from industry legends such as Distance, J:Kenzo, N-Type, and The Widdler. As the crowd slowly filled in from the Jamboree, the main floor and seating above was buzzing in excitement. 

Although Mission Ballroom is a relatively new venue to Colorado, it consistently proves the incredible amount of thought put into every detail of this venue. From the incredible views from any seat in the house to the complete lack of door and bar lines, Mission Ballroom is a highly favorable venue for all. 

Zeds Dead leaves the crowd in speechless with special guest and local legend – Griz

The audience anxiously waited after Ternion Sound left a lasting impression on the crowd with their melodic dubstep bass-heavy jams.  The lights drew down and Zeds Dead entered with some bass-y reverb and Darth Vader in the background that put everyone in a state of pure awe. The Mission Ballroom laser bars traced the stage as DJ booth created a floating effect over the crowd. The dynamic duo immediately created a high-energy environment where everyone was on the edge of their seats to hear what was to come next. 

Even with this being their eighth Deadrocks, Zeds Dead bleeds passion for the underground music scene and represents an eclectic assortment of artists in their remixes.  After playing songs like Frontlines, Collapse, Alive, and many more unheard hits, the first half of the show came to a close and the crowd’s excitement was contagious.

As the lasers flash and the light starts to rise, Zeds Dead says that they are excited to announce their special guest: “You may have heard of him – he goes by Griz.” As the local legend arrived on stage, the crowd exploded with ecstatic cheers and hollers.  Griz and Zeds Dead instantly created many never heard remixes, combining dubstep, heavy bass, and some drum and bass. Griz’s easy-going summer jams combined with Zeds Dead heavy bass and incredible remixes of popular songs put the crowd in a complete state of shock. With four shows, five sets, in three days, this year’s Deadrocks is one that will not be forgotten in a hurry. 

Eyes On the Road, Under Construction: Fisher B2B Chris Lake Is Ahead!

Bringing the groove back to AZ is no other than the legendary duo Fisher and Chris Lake. These two icons will be going B2B at the Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, AZ for two nights on May 28th & 29th, 2022. This event will be carrying on the party after Relentless Beats’ spring concert series that launched in April.

Line Up

Filling the stage along with Fisher and Chris lake goes as follows:

Saturday, May 28th: Loco Dice, Anna, Joshwa, and Miane

Sunday, May 29th: Hot Since 82, Eli & Fur, Cloonee, and Sosa

RB will also have the superstructure stage that was featured in their 2021 and 2022 concert series. Attendees will also be able to enjoy various art installations, food and drinks, and vendors that are well-known in the EDM community here in AZ.

Tickets and Pricing

Tickets are on sale now. Types of tickets include GA, which grants you entry into the festival. GA+ passes include everything that a GA pass includes PLUS – Express entry & private restrooms. And VIP passes include everything that a GA pass includes PLUS – Express entry, a commemorative lanyard, access to VIP Deck with a premium view, premium bar, and VIP lounge. You are able to buy single day and weekend passes.

There are also various hotel packages, shuttles, and table services to choose from!

To purchase tickets and get more info on this event, please go to https://www.underconstructionaz.com. Please note that this is an 18+ event.

Conclusion

Visit www.relentlessbeats.com for the most up-to-date information on all Relentless Beats events. Stay connected on Instagram and Twitter at @RelentlessBeats and Facebook at www.facebook.com/RelentlessBeats.

Krushendo Puts Out EP Announces Show with SoDown, DMNO, Bass Physics, Defunk, and More!

Krushendo Puts Out EP Announces Show with SoDown, DMNO, Bass Physics, Defunk, and More!

Krushendo returns with the last song off his EP entitled Believe in Myself which features BVLVNCE on vocals. This tunes reminicent of old Adventure club mixed with emo/rock inspired vocals which are beautifully executed by BVLVNCE. This concludes his biggest EP to date.

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Krushendo with Cheyenne Duba and 1/3rd of ZOA at X Games Aspen, CO

Krushendo has been on a roll this year since directly supporting ILLENIUM at X Games in Belly up; he has since played with MiTiS, Crystal Skies, 1788-L, Opiuo, and Defunk all in the short span of a few months. His most recent headliner at SHIFT Thursday’s at Cervantes Otherside was one of our favorite local shows to date. He has a bunch of shows on the calendar including Rekinection Festival in St Louis with LSDream, Shpongle, SoDown, Dirtwire, Maddy O’neal and many more this coming weekend May 19-21. He also has shows coming up with SoDown at The Mishawaka on July 29th and he hits Boulder May 28th with Jantsen.

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Kruza Kid and Manic Focus Release the Banger “Daze”

Kruza Kid and Manic Focus Release the Banger “Daze”

Born and raised in Denver Colorado, Kruza Kid is a force to be reckoned with. He is a lyricist that has hooks that jump out and stick with you immediately. What do you get when you pair this with the groovy sensations of Manic Focus? You get a combination that is bound to make you hit that repeat button loop. “Daze” is going to be an instant hit on speakers across the Mile High city, as it has everything that can keep the audience entertained.

Manic Focus and Kruza Kid A Match Made In Heaven

With both of them rooted in Denver Colorado and having their respective following, it is just a matter of time till we got this rip-crushing match. The funky grooves that Manic Focus is known for are especially prevalent on “Daze”, which instantly is met with the conscious lyrics that make Kruza Kid such a force. Immediately following we’re met with heavy bass to switch the beat up. All of this is happening while we’re still getting treated to the mid-western guitar in the background. This helps create the stability of the track, while also providing a fantastic theme.

The track offers a level of uniqueness that can be so heavy and relaxed at the same time. It’s certified to be flexible on any track list, and also leaves the door open to many remixes. The catchy hook, “Just sitting in a daze, with that smoke in my face”, immediately gets locked into your brain. This is guaranteed to get some spins on it, and more than matches up with the style of other big-name artists. It’s so rare when two artists can lay something down that blends so naturally, but they accomplished this and more.

Give The Track A Listen and Check Kruza Kid Live

Kruza Kid dropped “Daze” in perfect timing, before his huge concert at Beacon. We’re gonna see him perform with dub-step staples Wick-It the Instigator and Mr. Willis for Party Guru’s own Frequency Sessions. What other way to celebrate the new release of a banger, than to follow it up with a huge performance? This is bound to be a good time, so make sure you make it out!

Ring In The New Year At Decadence Arizona

Ring In The New Year At Decadence Arizona

Ring In The New Year At Decadence Arizona

As the New Year rapidly approaches us, all I can think about is this year’s New Year’s eve celebrations. Decadence Arizona is finally making it’s return to Rawhide Event Center in Chandler, Arizona to ring in 2022. Relentless Beats has been working vigorously to make Decadence the ultimate event of the festival season here in Arizona. This grand event will be taking place on December 30th & 31st, 2021.

Lineup

Prepare yourself for two mesmerizing stages featuring the largest names in electronic music and a silent disco stage featuring your favorite local talent. I also hear that there are some special surprises coming our way that will soon be announced.

Relentless Beats hard work and dedication to the EDM community here in Arizona definitely has not gone unnoticed especially with this awe-inspiring lineup. The lineup is stacked with artists such as: Alan Walker, Alison Wonderland, Chris Lake, Excision, Kaskade, Seven Lions, and more.

Tickets

Decadence Arizona is an 18+ event. Two-Day General Admission passes for Decadence Arizona are on sale now for $159, before fees. Two-Day VIP passes will be available at two levels: Standard VIP, including everything that a GA ticket provides, plus express VIP entrance, a commemorative lanyard, access to VIP lounge, VIP front row viewing, premium restrooms, and passed desserts in the VIP areas. A Two-Day Platinum VIP includes everything that the Standard VIP pass has, plus: complimentary drinks, side stage viewing, access to artist hospitality lounge, steakhouse quality dinner, exclusive festival gift bag, and festival concierge. You must be ages 21 and up to purchase Platinum VIP passes.

Travel Packages

You can also reserve travel packages for Decadence Arizona which include 2 nights hotel stay, 2 day ticket, festival merch, travel saloon, expedited entry, after party access, and more!

For full details and all ticket options, including payment plan options, click here.

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Decadence Arizona is produced by  Relentless Beats and Global Dance. Be sure to grab your tickets soon as this will be an unforgettable way to bring in the new year!

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