Live 105's Spookfest 2013
Spookfest 2013 is coming on October 25, 2013 to Oracle Arena and LIVE 105 is bring one it’s biggest shows ever!
This year’s line-up includes:
- Sebastian Ingrosso (of Swedish House Mafia)
- Empire of the Sun (live set)
- Mord Fustang
- Aaron Axelsen
- St. John
- Miles the DJ
Friday October 25
ORACLE ARENA in Oakland, CA
Tickets go on sale Friday at 10am at LiveNation.com
Based on the J.G. novel of the same name, Empire of the Sun was created several years after Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore met through their record label. Both were pursuing solo careers, but decided to join forces in 2006. Their debut album, and single, "Walking on a Dream" was an immediate hit on both the albums and singles charts. Rolling Stone magazine hailed the album as "gorgeously plaintive electro-pop" and the they earned the fourth slot on the BBC's Sound of 2009 poll.
Since making it big, Empire of the Sun tour dates were scheduled across Australia and at several international fairs including the Parklife Music Festival. In 2010, Empire of the Sun performed at Lollapalooza in Chicago and they hit the studio to record the follow-up. While we wait for their hotly anticipated sophomore effort, Empire of the Sun tour dates are currently scheduled internationally at select venues. Stay on top of Empire of the Sun concert schedule (2011) using Eventful and Demand It!
Sebastian Ingrosso: As one-third of the Swedish House Mafia, Sebastian Ingrosso has had the year of his life. The Deep Forest nights at Pacha were the toast of the White Isle this summer and his ecstatic 'Kidsos' track, that reworked MGMT's iconic 'Kids' to devastating effect, soundtracked innumerable messy nights on the tiles.
"People were singing that MGMT hook all summer," he reflects, while admitting he's still getting over the emotions of the summer months.
And if 2009 was the year that the Swedish House Mafia finally made their mark, making everyone sit up and notice, the Deep Forest parties at Pacha will live long in the memory.
"We knew we had to make them amazing," the boisterous Ingrosso says. "It had to be a real party, because if people were spending 60 euros to get in we had to give them a great time. That's why we went all out on the guests likes Deep Dish and Dizzee Rascal and even the pyrotechnics. It couldn't just be a Beatport Top 20 show."
Now he's on a roll, Ingrosso doesn't intend to take his foot off the pedal either. Next year he hopes to release an album and to that end he's making plans in the studio right now.
"I hope to get the album out next summer," he says, before adding a hasty caveat, aware that his busy schedule could sidetrack events. "But you never know. Let's see what happens."
A-Trak: “In the decade since he won the 1997 DMC World DJ Championship at a prodigious 15 years of age, A-Trak has turned the art of turntablism back toward its original party-rocking focus – the dude can scratch and beat-juggle, but he’s just as skilled at maintaining momentum and crafting seamless segues. ” – Pitchfork Very few DJs can jump from club sets to high-profile festival performances, to Kanye West’s larger-than-life stadium shows with ease. In today’s DJ culture, A-Trak holds a truly unique place. He and partner Nick Catchdubs founded America’s most trendsetting new label, Fool’s Gold, launching the careers of artists such as Kid Sister and Kid Cudi. Fool’s Gold’s mission to merge all aspects of club music was already outlined in Trizzy’s original mixtape manifesto, Dirty South Dance, which set the tone for his own production. He is now one of the most sought-after remixers in electronic music, and his remixes for the likes of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Boys Noize have become undeniable mainstays in DJ sets the world over. 2009 saw the release of two critically acclaimed DJ mixes, Infinity +1 and Fabriclive 45, as well as the birth of Duck Sauce, his collaboration with Armand Van Helden. The duo’s radio smash “aNYway” cemented itself as the dance anthem of the year, A-Trak’s first true chart-topper with two videos in international rotation and across-the-board support from Pete Tong to Busy P, David Guetta to 2manydjs. Duck Sauce’s 2010 follow up “Barbra Streisand” was even bigger, a whistling pop sensation that accumulated over 60 million YouTube views of its star-studded video while hitting platinum heights around the globe. They even covered it on X-Factor and Glee!
Not bad for a kid whom many viewed as a 90’s turntablism prodigy. After taking home every DJ title known to man before he could shave, A-Trak toured the world, first alongside Q-Bert’s Invisibl Skratch Piklz and then with Craze and the Allies. In 2004, he was hand-picked by Kanye to be his tour DJ. A near decade of youthful meanderings was captured on his acclaimed DVD Sunglasses Is A Must.
Somewhere along the line, A-Trak also became a new-school sartorial icon, collaborating with Nike, New Era, Kidrobot, Zoo York and pretty much every designer worth his salt. And all the while, his brother morphed into the lead singing lothario in the acclaimed electro-pop sensation Chromeo. The last couple of years have seen Trizzy headlining tours and festival stages the world over. Add to that scratching on Common’s classic Be, Kanye’s Late Registration and Graduation, Kid Cudi’s Man On The Moon and Drake’s Thank Me Later, as well as producing Kid Sister’s debut album Ultraviolet, collaborations with the likes of Lupe Fiasco and Laidback Luke, and original releases with Stones Throw and Kitsune.
After years of schlepping vinyl, accumulating air miles and dressing smart, A-Trak has finally become the man to call to make the kids dance. Ask him and he’ll tell you that this is the moment he’s been waiting for his whole career.