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$UICIDEBOY$ Announce Their Off-the-Wall Return to Arizona
G59 Record$ and $UICIDEBOY$ just announced their annual Grey Day Tour for 2023. With over 40 stops, they will be making their way through the country including a pit stop on October 6th at the Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona.
Who Are The $UICIDEBOY$?
The eccentric, New Orleans-bred duo of Scott Arcenuax Jr. aka $crim and Aristos Petrou aka Ruby da Cherry started creating music in 2014. Their output channels the fight against their inner demons into a deep, satirical, and prophetic vision of hip-hop with punk intensity. $B currently have over 10 million monthly listeners across various music platforms.
This month, the $UICIDEBOY$ are releasing the Yin Yang Tapes — a four-part conceptual EP series. Each Friday in May, a four-song EP named after one of the four seasons (spring, summer, fall, and winter) will be released. Along with the music releases is a Japan-inspired animated video series made by Tristan Zammit. Tracks from the EPs have already landed on Spotify’s Top 10 US Song Debut Charts, and videos from the EPs have landed on YouTube’s Top Trending Music Charts. A link to stream the EPs is here and the videos are on the $UICIDEBOY$ YouTube channel.
Tickets for all dates of $UICIDEBOY$ Grey Day 2023 are on sale now as of Friday, May 19th. General Admission tickets for the October 6th Phoenix date can be purchased directly at RelentlessBeats.com. This is a 16+ event.
For the most up-to-date information on the Arizona date of $UICIDEBOY$ Grey Day 2023 and all other Relentless Beats events, stay connected on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook at @RelentlessBeats.
You can watch the $UICIDEBOY$ Grey Day Tour 2022 Phoenix stop aftermovie down below.
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Space Struck in AZ: PHXLIGHTS Fest 2023
As night fell the and stars came out, fans were eager to enter the Phoenix Raceway, located in Avondale, AZ, as PHXLIGHTS: Among The Stars mades its yearly return! This festival, produced by Relentless Beats, lit up the weekend by bringing fans a stellar lineup, sharp production, extra activities, and more!
Layout and Production
For the first time since they first partnered with the Phoenix Raceway, PHXLIGHTS was held inside the racetrack! This layout featured two stages, a variety of vendors, a food court, art installations, interactive spaces, and plenty of hangout spots.
The main stage, also known as The Mothership, took fans to another planet while hosting artists who will forever leave a mark on this world! The production included an elevated stage, visionary production, pyrotechnics, and of course, lasers! It also had multiple LED screens in front, behind, and flanking the DJ booth.
The secondary stage, Invasion, was presented by Beatbox Beverages and gave a platform to local and up-and-coming artists for attendees to discover. The production featured a UFO structure that had moving lights while the stage demanded attention with its heavy-hitting sound and lasers.
PHXLIGHTS 2023 Lineup
Occuping The Mothership were some out-of-this-world performers. We were able to experience the musical stylings of Martin Garrix, Afrojack, San Holo, Trivecta, Moksi, Seds Vortex, Ganja White Night, ISOxo, AC Slater, Crankdat, Wenzday and Pat Riot.
Invasion shone a light on artists closer to their breakthrough period. Fans were able to discover artists that go by Myrtle, Mahsiv, Svnday Drvr, Jonis, Guestlist, Zanni, Qüez, Peachy Keen, Alex The Lad, Elwer, Lujan, Jur, OGK, and Zeuz.
Both stages offered a wide variety of genres, from dubstep to house and from trance to electro-house and progressive. You could feel the energy radiating off every performer and all were well received by the crowd. Vibes were immaculate — you could feel it in the air.
Food and Drink
There were plenty of options to satisfy your taste buds!
For food, options included mac and cheese, pizza, nachos, pretzels, chicken tenders, fries, and more! There were also a few vegetarian choices as well.
Drink options included water, sodas, lemonades, and Red Bull energy drinks. For alcoholic beverages, attendees had the option of choosing between mixed drinks, various beers, White Claw Seltzers, and Beatbox Beverages.
Fans were also excited to see multiple local food trucks along with the ever-so-popular Maui Wowi Hawaiian Smoothies.
Interactive Spaces and Vendors
Pricklee Cactus Water hosted an area known as The Playground! This interactive space held dodgeball games, twister, shuffling classes, and more while encouraging hydration with great taste.
Starlight Studio, presented by aerīz, hosted an imaginative space that featured vendors and live artists sharing their works and wares for curious attendees! Some of these artists included Boo Wuerger, Beyond Earth, Color Queen Art, Hippy Chick Co., and The Pour Hippy.
To check out the full list of vendors and see all the activities, be sure to check out the official PHXLIGHTS Instagram!
PHXLIGHTS will forever be evolving! This incredible festival is worth experiencing when it makes its return next year. Follow @PHXLIGHTSFest and @RelentlessBeats on all socials to stay in the loop for more updates.
A Look at the PHXLIGHTS 2023 Lineup by Day
As we zoom closer to April, PHXLIGHTS: Among The Stars, produced by Relentless Beats, is quickly approaching. This illustrious EDM event will touch down at the Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona on April 7th and 8th.
This festival was inspired by the jarring event that occurred in March of 1997 where thousands of people saw lights of various descriptions from the Nevada state line, across Phoenix, and to the edge of Tucson, Arizona.
Some witnesses of that night stated this was a V-shaped UFO that contained five main spherical lights. 26 years on from this supernatural event, people still wonder: are we really alone in this universe?
One thing’s for sure: You can’t feel alone while attending PHXLIGHTS! Many out-of-this-world and up-and-coming artists will take the stage to showcase their talent. Here is a preview of what attendees can be expecting over the weekend:
Day 01 (Friday, April 7th)
Martin Garrix is a Dutch Dj who has been at the top of the charts since his release of “Animals” in 2013. His music can be categorized as progressive house, big room, and future bass.
Garrix’s most popular track, “In the Name of Love” featuring Bebe Rexha, dropped in 2016 and has made a huge impact on the EDM scene. It currently sits at over 1 billion plays on Spotify.
“I’d like to make a little difference in this world and hope I can inspire others to do the same,” says Martin Garrix.
Nick Leonardus van de Wall, also known as Afrojack, is a Dutch DJ who has been creating music since the early 2000s. Fans would likely tell you that he is most known for his 2011 release, “Take over Control,” which features Eva Simons.
His iconic sound can be described as electro-house, progressive house, and future bass. “There’s nothing better than making music and hearing 3,000 people chant, ‘Afrojack! Afrojack!’” says the superstar.
San Holo (DJ Set)
Sander van Dijck, aka San Holo, is a Dutch DJ and producer from Zoetermeer, Netherlands. His first two EPs, Corellia, and Demons, were released in early 2013. Sander has been paving his way in the music scene since then.
“Light” by San Holo came out as a single in 2017. It has been a favorite among fans and currently has over 200 million plays on Spotify.
San Holo has also started a movement known as “Stay Vibrant”. The idea is to be aware and fully experience what’s around you, whether it be your friends, nature, or the music. Fans of his show their support by placing the % symbol behind their names across various social platforms. He encourages others to create good energy for themselves and others.
“Let’s stay vibrant together,” says San Holo.
Sam Dobkin, known as Trivecta, is an artist from Tampa, Florida. He has been releasing music since 2014.
In May of 2022, Trivecta dropped his debut album, The Way Back up. He is consistently carving out his own path and his sound can be categorized as various genres such as melodic bass, dubstep, and progressive house.
One of his most popular songs right now is “Island” featuring Neeve. He produced it alongside Seven Lions and Wooli.
Trivecta’s self-described goal is to “make dubstep beautiful again.”
Dutch Duo Moski, aka Samir and Diego, create bass-heavy electronic dance music that is inspired by late ’90s U.K. garage.
Their first EP, Brace Yourself, was released in 2015. Later that year they made their live debut at Tomorrowland in Belgium!
Moski’s song with Elayna Boyton, “Slow Burn,” currently has over 11 million plays on Spotify. It appears on their 2019 album, The Return of House Music.
The word “Moksi” comes from a country in Central America meaning mix — in all contexts of the word. It means a mix of cultures, people, food, and most notably, music.
Their sound can be categorized as house, bass music, and club/dance.
Sedona, aka Sed’s Vortex, is a DJ, producer, and vocalist based in Phoenix. This will be her second year performing at PHXLIGHTS.
Sed’s Vortex has opened for various artists in well-known local venues such as Sunbar and Shady Park in Tempe. Her unique sound incorporates multiple genres, melodic mashups, and dub frequencies to form a curated experience for the ear.
In 2020, Sedona begin working on her craft by writing original lyrics, recording her own vocals, and growing her production knowledge. Sed’s Vortex’s latest release, “Crystalized,” dropped in April of 2021 and is currently on Spotify.
Day 02 (Saturday, April 8th)
Ganja White Night
Benjamin and Charlie, also known as Ganja White Night, are an electronic music duo that originated in Belgium.
GWN has been creating music for over a decade. After experimenting with hip-hop and drum and bass, they soon became truly inspired by dubstep and started curating their own style of “bass wobbling.”
Their most popular song right now, “Jungle Juice” is a collaboration with Liquid Stranger. It currently has over 12 million plays!
GWN is perfect for those listeners who like their music a little weird in the best kind of way.
DJ Diesel, also known as Shaquille O’Neal, began DJing in 2014. This legendary star is known for being a basketball player, actor, and now music producer.
What most fans might not know is that Shaq has been in the music business since the ’90s! He has also released two albums as a rapper: Shaq-Fu: Da Return in 1994 and You Can’t Stop the Reign in 1996.
His large personality and stage presence get the crowd going as he is full of energy. He has been making his way across the USA performing at some of the most popular music festivals.
DJ Diesel’s latest single release, “BANG,” is a collaboration with NGHTMRE and Lil Jon. It currently has over 12 million plays.
Aaron Clevenger, aka AC Slater, refers to himself as “the king of heavy bass house” in the U.S.
His music style mixes various genres like dubstep and garage. Since the launch of his Night Bass record label, AC has managed to curate his own community in the scene!
“Suffocating” by AC Slater and Qlank features Queen Millz and sits at over 8 million plays.
Crankdat, also known as Christian Smith, is a DJ and electronic music producer from Ohio. He has been releasing his own music since 2016. His unique sound can be categorized as dubstep, trap, or drum and bass depending on the release.
Fans are obsessed with “Kneel Before Me,” which is produced by Crankdat, SLANDER, and Asking Alexandria. This single was released in August of 2018 and has over 19 million plays!
Straight from the Bay Area, Taylor Chung aka Wenzday has been creating music since 2016.
At a young age, Wenzday moved to Los Angeles to commit to DJing full time! Using her experience as a classically trained vocalist, she likes to mesh together house and dubstep to create her own sound.
Her latest release, “Handle With Care,” was released in February of 2023. Fans say her live sets are something you don’t want to miss! “When you step into her world, every day is Wenzday,” they say.
Pat Riot from Phoenix is taking the scene by storm with not only his music but his energy. He is known for his stage presence and distinctive approach to heavy house music production.
Pat Riot’s October 2022 release of “Bad Girls” is currently his top song on Spotify. He is quickly blooming in the scene and shows no sign of stopping!
“House Music For All” – Pat Riot
Tickets and Pricing
Tickets for PHXLIGHTS are on sale now! General admission weekend passes are available starting at $129.50 before fees. Other options include GA+, VIP, and single-day passes.
GA+ includes express entry and private restrooms; it starts at $219.50 before fees. VIP weekend passes include everything a GA+ pass does along with a commemorative lanyard, access to a VIP lounge with premium viewing spots, and air-conditioned restrooms. They start at $319.50 before fees.
Single-day passes are also available.
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Bass Physics Returns to Denver at The Bluebird w/ mzg, Krushendo & Bamborghini
Bass Physics, aka Arja Adair has been making waves in the Colorado music scene for nearly a decade. He is most well known for performances with ILLENIUM and Said The Sky at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre. His eclectic blend of future bass, mid-tempo, trap, and dubstep pushes the limits of a traditional electronic set. On top of that Arja is one of the best guitar players we have ever seen grace a stage, and we don’t just mean EDM.
He returns to Denver, CO, fresh from directly supporting SoDown’s World Beyond tour to headline The Bluebird Theater with Global Dance and AEG on Saturday, 1/14, with mzg, Krushendo, and Bamborgini as support. Tickets are just $18!
Bass Physics recently released some new music featuring a mid-tempo journey entitled “Disillusion,” featuring SLVR SIREN, aka Cheyenne Duba, and a bass house banger entitled “Play Hard.” Bass Physics’ signature sound is displayed masterfully here by incorporating rock-inspired guitar elements into high-energy and heavy-hitting bass riffs.
This lineup is absolutely stacked with support, including the mzg boys, who have recently played Red Rocks with Big Gigantic. The EDM duo most recently dominated the 1st Bank Center with Griz. mzg has made huge waves this year in Colorado and the US, including a colossal performance at the Electric Forest legendary VIP stage, The Goodlife Stage. They also recently just dropped a collaboration with Manic Focus.
Krushendo had a big year in 2022 as they started the year performing with ILLENIUM twice for X Games in Aspen in January. He previously supported ILLENIUM at The Mishawaka and most recently hit The Mish with SoDown and Bass Physics. He recently dropped a mostly unreleased originals mix for Gem & Jam’s DJ contest which charted at 17 on SoundCloud: Hot & Trending Dubstep.
Denver’s own and Feyline all star Bamborhini local adds some housey flare opening up the night.support list for a show that is primed to pop off! We hope to see you there!
As nightfall sets in, fans are eager to spend their weekend at Decadence Arizona! This annual festival took place on December 30th and 31st at the Phoenix Raceway located in Avondale, AZ. Decadence AZ is a two day event that is produced by Relentless Beats and Global Dance. It features an exciting lineup, multiple stages, vendors, hang out spots, fun activities and more! This year was truly outstanding when it came to the layout and stage production!
Location, Layout, and Production
Phoenix Raceway provided the perfect amount of space for this event! There was a dedicated lot for rideshare to provide easy pick-up and drop-off along with various lots for ADA, premium, and general admission parking.
This year was truly outstanding when it came to the layout and stage productions. Decadence AZ featured four incredible stages known as the Grand Palace, Royal Ballroom, The Bazaar, and The Playhouse. Each stage had a unique setup that came with visuals and lasers to please the eye.
The Grand Palace and Royal Ballroom had many entrances and exits for the crowds to move smoothly while the covered domes/tents added a nice boundary for warmth and protection from the brisk weather in the late evenings. They also provided a small section for ADA.
The VIP area gave an entrance to both mainstages and provided outdoor heaters along with comfortable seating. It also had front-row stage access, private air-conditioned bathrooms, a glam beauty bar, a coat check, a massage station, multiple photo opportunities, and its own vendors for food and drink!
Attendees were also able to experience unique activities like participating in dodgeball games or attending a shuffle studio session with Britt Zec.
The only thing more exciting than ringing in the New Year was being able to experience this stacked lineup over the weekend. Attendees were able to see many artists that came from various genres.
Black V Neck • Brett Ortiz • Chuwe • Deathpact • DJ Pauly D • Fisher • Flume • Kayzo • Liquid Stranger • Malaa • Midnight Tyrannosaurus • Moon Boots • Wooli
Alex Anders • Comfort Clo • Daytona • Elwer • Jur • Mastuh • Medicine Mike • Nikita Rising • Residuo • Sed’s Vortex
Dr. Fresch • Duke Dumont • Cosmic Gate • Ekonovah • Hannah Wants • Louis The Child • Nicole Moudaber • Porter Robinson (DJ Set) • Space Wizard • Subtronics • Tinlicker • Walker & Royce • Yookie • Zeds Dead
2SOON • Deep Chetty • Ico Soundz • ¿idk? • Ladell Ransom • Lejre • Mamba & Turbo Present: Nightglider • Residuo • Seppi • STPHN • WRLD CYPHR
The cuisine and retail aspect of Decadence did not disappoint! Attendees were able to choose from a variety of food like chicken tenders, fries, burgers, tacos, nachos and more! There were also some vegan and vegetarian options available.
Drink booths provided a variety of alcoholic beverages from mixed drinks to seltzers to beers.
As for retail, attendees could shop till they dropped at some of the following vendors; Elite Wear, Funky Junk, Kandies World, Rave Cirus, Third Eye Pinecone, and more!
I would also like to give a special shoutout to Hippie Chick Hats for their artist-inspired bucket hats and other clothing wear designs along with Manicquins for showcasing their unique art installation mannequins!
Decadence AZ was truly incredible this year. I would 100% recommend this festival to all my fellow festival goers. Be sure to follow all of Decadence’s socials for updates and be on the watch for the official after-party movie that will be coming out soon!
All photos were captured by Alex Peet.