The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) hosted its 30th annual Pop Music Awards. The star-studded event, which was attended by hundreds of songwriters, recording artists and music industry leaders, paid special tribute to Steven Tyler & Joe Perry of Aerosmith and producer Diplo, and honored the songwriters and publishers of the most performed ASCAP songs on the 2012 pop charts.
Prolific producer and DJ Diplo was honored with the ASCAP Vanguard Award. The ASCAP Vanguard Award recognizes the impact of musical genres that help shape the future of American music. Past ASCAP Vanguard Award honorees include The All-American Rejects, Arcade Fire, Band of Horses, Beastie Boys, Beck, Björk, Jack Johnson, The Killers, Modest Mouse and The Strokes.
The DVD from the July 27, 2012 STAPLES Center appearance features over 40 tracks with some of Kaskade’s best mashups and biggest hits including his opener “Eyes,” “Stars Troll,” “Angel On My Shoulder/Stronger,” “Lessons In Love” and the closing performance of Kaskade’s mashup of “Call Out” and “Epic.” The film also captures behind-the-scenes moments and his performance at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium show in San Francisco, along with 40 other stops on the tour.
“There was absolutely nothing like that Freaks of Nature tour last summer,” said Kaskade. “This was the biggest tour of my career and it was, by far, more massive than anything I ever could have imagined. Selling out Staples Center was just a dream come true and the electricity in the arena that night was unspeakable. I’m so excited that we captured it for this DVD and hope fans can get a glimpse into that incredible night.”
The VJ platform in the Sahara Tent
Ever wonder who's behind the crazy visuals adding to the ultimate Coachella experience? Vello Virkhaus and his team of VJ masterminds at V Squared Labs were behind it all for Moby's set from weekend 1. They'll be back again weekend 2 making things MAJOR for Dillion Francis, Infected Mushroom and Moby.
V Squared Labs crew programming the Sahara Tent
Featuring top-drawer music from the eclectic likes of AraabMuzik, Zinc, Wilkinson, Sander van Doorn, Major Lazer and Biggie among others, as well as a first listen of Zeds Dead’s incredible new remix of Nina Simone’s iconic record Don’t Let Me Be Alone, the prolific duo take us on a diverse musical journey from Dubstep, Breakbeat and Trap to Hip-Hop, House, Drum & Bass and more, in an hour long mix of truly epic proportions. The best thing of all? You can download it for FREE right here!