Electro Beach Puerto Vallarta 2013 Early Bird Booking Begins

The people over at Prime Social Group have launched the early bird booking for Electro Beach Puerto Vallarta 2013.  The incredibly popular college spring break series will begin on March 1st, 2013 through March 30th, 2013 for a 30 night Spring Break EDM Music Experience unlike any other!  College students will have the opportunity to party with the biggest DJs in the World set against the beautiful backdrop of Mexico’s luxury hotels, villas and beaches. Last year, Superstar DJs  Calvin Harris, Laidback Luke, Steve Aoki, Dada Life, LA Riots, Manufactured Superstars, Chuckie, and Grammy Nominees Tiesto and Avicii as well as many more rocked the house. With an even more star-studded lineup set in place for 2013, this years  Electro Beach will be the most epic spring break yet!  Of recent,  PSG has been recognized by the industry and their peers as one of the most respected concert promotion agencies in the college space and the EDM world. With over 180 events lined up for 2013, co-founders Zach Ruben and Adam Lynn both view Electro Beach as the future of EDM that’s concentrated for college students stating:

“Our mission was to construct a platform in which college students in a 17- 22 market had the opportunity to gather with their friends and witness the level of talent that perform at shows across the world – the outcome was Electro Beach.”

Below, you guys can watch the incredible short documentary from last years epic debauchery.  Make sure to subscribe to the Electro Beach newsletter to find out when tickets go on sale and be sure to also sign up for the early bird booking process as well.



Ultra Music Festival 2013 Early Bird Tickets To Go On Sale Soon

Yesterday, the people of Tomorrowland gave us one of the most anticipated aftermovies of the Summer 2012 music festival season.  Now, the management at Ultra Music Festival have announced that early bird tickets will go on sale soon.  Still over six months away, Ultra Music Festival 2013 is assumed to sell out in even faster and record  setting time.  Make sure to stay connected with UMF by signing up to the Ultra online community.  Here is the official statement from the people at UMF:

Early Bird Tickets are coming soon!!! In its 14th installment, Ultra Music Festival 2012 sold out in a record setting pace, with tickets completely gone 80 days prior to the festival. Featuring one of the world’s most diverse lineups with arenas for A State of Trance, Cocoon, Mixmag, Carl Cox & Friends, Space Ibiza and the staple Live Stage, the event drew close to 200,000 in attendance, and solidified Ultra’s status as the premier electronic music festival worldwide. Now in its 15th anniversary, this year is positioned to be the most memorable Ultra yet with all kinds of new surprises, and the best lineup to date. Stay tuned as Early Bird Ticket sales rapidly approach. To get the most up to date information join the Ultra Music Festival online community:

Make sure to follow all of UMF social media sites to assure that you grab one of these highly valuable early bird tickets.


Also, if you haven’t seen UMF TV’s “Generation Next” series on their YouTube channel, be sure to check out the first two episodes below.



Bassnectar – Upside Down

“Upside Down” is the first track that has been released of Bassnectar’s new album “Divergent Spectrum.”  Within a few seconds of listening I am sure you will be able to recognize this as a piece of Lorin Ashton’s work.

Bassnectar – Upside Down

On a related note, today is also the first day that tickets go on sale for the Bassnectar concert in Milwaukee.  The show will take place at the Rave and EOTO will be an opening.  You may be saying “hey that concert is 3 months away, why should I be concerned about getting tickets already?”  Twice now I have underestimated demand for his tickets and have had to pay stupid amounts of money to scalpers.  But I will not make this mistake again.  These two amazing acts performing together on one night and the lack of other touring stops by both acts are sure to make this show a highly desired ticket.

Disclaimer:  I normally am not a very big fan of dubstep.  I think most of it sounds like a robots being tortured.  It is not a type of music that I enjoy listening to casually, but I will make an exception for it in the live setting.  And Bassnectar and EOTO are easily my two favorite dubstep performers. Having seen Bassnectar upwards of 8 times already I can honestly say he tears down the house every single time he performs.  But that is not to say that EOTO doesn’t do the same thing.  My own musical taste come much more from the jam band scene so I find EOTO to be especially entertaining to see live.  Their live, improvised dubstep and electro sound is always a dirty, funky party that is not to be missed.  So now I have my tickets, do you have yours?


EDC Set Downloads

Well folks Electric Daisy Carnival 2011 is officially over.  With three days of incredible music already in the bag here is you opportunity to grab some of it for posterity.  The good people over at House4DJ have provided downloads for many of the performances from this weekend.  For night 1 they have the likes of Wippenburg, Crystal Method, Christopher Lawrence, Roger Sanchez, Cosmic Gate, Steve Aoki, and Sander van Doorn.  Not to downplay the first night but I think the second night really has some epic performances.  I mean seriously R3hab, Martin Solveig, Afrojack, Benny Benassi, Chuckie, Sidney Samson, and Hardwell?  They sure did a great job of picking which performances to record.  And remember if you can help with any of the song IDs please do.  (Hey it’s the least you can do for such a generous gift.)


Night 1

Night 2

Night 3  (Not up yet due to the fact that the event ended roughly two hours ago.  But I cannot wait to see who they chose to record.)



Deadmau5 Meowington Hax Tour

This is just the first of several Deadmau5 posts to come. but this is a major announcement.  After a short hiatus from North America, Joel Zimmerman aka Deadmau5 has announced a North American tour to begin in Chicago where he will be headlining Lollapalooza.  Cities include Montreal, San Francisco, and Seattle as well as two shows in Los Angeles, New York, and Boston.  I’m hoping for some new material and varied set from Deadmau5, seeing as he has played the same set for about a year and a half now, you’d think he would want to vary it up.  Very excited to see Deadmau5 return to Lollapalooza where all this crazy started in the Midwest for him.  Check the dates below and watch the video!

Deadmau5 Meowingtons Hax Tour – North American Tour 2011

8/5/11 – Lollapalooza, Grant Park, Chicago, IL
8/12/11 – PNE Forum, Vancouver, BC
8/14/11 – OUtside Lands Music & Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA
8/18/11 – Paramount THeatre, Seattle, WA
8/25/11 – Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA
8/26/11 – Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA
8/30/11 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
9/1/11 – Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ
9/8/11 – Tabernacle. Atlanta, GA
9/14/11 – Austin Music Hall, Austin, TX
9/16/11 – Verizon Wireless Theater, Houston, TX
9/17/11 – Palladium Ballroom, Dallas, TX
9/23/11 – Festival Pier at Perry’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA
9/30/11 – Metropolis, Montreal, QC
10/1/11 – Metropolis, Montreal, QC
10/5/11 – Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY
10/6/11 – Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY
10/12/11 – House of Blues, Boston, MA
10/13/11 – House of Blues, Boston, MA
10/20/11 – The Fillmore, Detroit, MI
10/26/11 – SOMA, San Diego, CA
11/5/11 – Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON

Don’t miss the date!


Ticket Giveaway: Wolfgang Gartner

Here at Sound of my Shoes our goals are twofold 1) spread the word about great, new electronic music 2) get people to see electronic music in a live setting.  With so many incredible shows coming to Madison your wallet is surely starting to feel the pain from ticket purchases. As always we are here to look out for our followers for anything that is EDM.  So we figured we could help you out by giving away a few tickets to some upcoming shows.  This giveaway also happens to coincide with the launch of our Facebook page so we thought we would make things a little interesting.  Now, let me stop babbling and give you the details of our first ever ticket giveaway contest.

Up for grabs are two tickets to the Wolfgang Gartner concert at the Majestic Theatre featuring special guests Harvard Bass and Jack Mulqueen.  The goal of the contest is to get as many friends as possible to like  our Facebook page.  The two people who can get the highest number of their friends to like our Facebook page by noon on April 17th will each receive a free ticket for admission to the show.  Entering the contest only takes 3 simple steps.

1.  Like the Sound of my Shoes Facebook page, invite your friends, and do whatever else you need to do to get the most likes.

2. Take a screenshot of the page to prove how many of your friends have liked our page (Need help with screenshots see the links below)

*** Taking screenshots on a PC

***Taking screenshots on a Mac – Or simply press Command-Shift-3 and the image file will appear on your desktop

***Here is an example of what a screenshot should look like.  The area in the red box is the part that is important.

3. Submit that screenshot by emailing it to by noon on April 17th.

It’s that simple.  Now go win yourself some tickets and enjoy these tunes…

High Powered Boys – Udon

Crookers Present: Dr Gonzo with Savage Skulls – Bust ’em Up


Rusko US Tour 2011


Now, most of you know Rusko will be gracing the streets of Madison, WI on April 21st at the Orpheum for what promises to be a night filled with neon colors, stank faces, and lots and lots of Dub!  The video doesn’t confirm anything, but I’m hoping that it’s also a preview for his light set up which I really like.  What’s better than your name in big 100 watt lights?  Rusko is just one of the many shows in the coming weeks involved in the EDM community.  Downlink this Saturday, Wolfgang Sunday, Rusko next Thursday, Shpongle April 26th, Avicii April 27th, and Funkagenda April 29th to top things off.  Madison is diving head first into the Dance Music craze and there’s nobody who loves it more than me.  Expect some show previews soon for Downlink and Wolfgang, don’t forget to grab your Rusko tickets here, and watch out for a special ticket give away for one of these upcoming shows!  Stay tuned boys and girls.


Here’s the track from the video.  Download and get excited!

Rusko – Everyday (Netsky Remix)