Manila Killa and Robotaki’s Tour is Headed to Austin

After the success of their single, “I Want You,” Manila Killa and Robotaki are hitting the road and co-headlining a tour. The chemistry between Manila Killa and Robotaki is sure to draw crowds at their shows around the United States. They stop by Austin on Thursday, September 21 at Kingdom. 


Earlier this summer, the duo sold out two shows in Los Angeles, and they are now about halfway through the tour. While both artists are relatively young, these two up and coming superstars are projected to take over the electronic music scene.

Last year, Robotaki was the official opener for Porter Robinson and Madeon’s “Shelter” tour. While on that tour, he was able to debut new music at the iconic Madison Square Garden. Robotaki produces funky, danceable music that ensures a good time.  His tracks Monkey Bars and Ghost Boy have been darling tracks on some of Spotify’s largest electronic playlists.

Manila Killa entered the musical world at an early age by playing the cello. When he was living in Manila, he discovered electronic and house music and subsequently fell in love. Throughout his undergraduate degree, Manila Killa balanced school and music, but now he’s able to focus fully on his craft. The result is upbeat, versatile music that listeners can dance to and study to.

The “I Want You” tour is not one to miss. Catch Manila Killa and Robotaki in Austin, or at one of their other stops along the way.

GRiZ Prevails With ‘Good Will Continue’, A Remix Album

The ascension of GRiZ from blog fodder to a main stage festival stage closer has been one of the most enjoyable to watch.  Besides handling the success with grace and love for all, GRiZ once again showed a deepening focus on songwriting and blues/funk/soul music as the once EDM/bass music producer has blossomed into electronic music’s funkiest flower with the late 2016 release of his album ‘Good Will Prevail‘.

Fast forward to 2017 and an incredible cast of characters have come together to breathe new life into each song from the album. Highlights include Barclay Crenshaw’s remix of Gotta Push On, which has been cooked up into a banger of a hip-hop beat with thundering distorted 808s. Jenaux also caught my attention by building I Don’t Mind into one of the most main stage worthy remix with wailing solos, crunchy bass and synth stabs, the drums to set any crowd into motion.

There’s plenty for the bass loving like Rowland Evans‘ wompy remix of Feelin Fine, the funky Opiuo big horned edit of PS GFY, bass house from Dusty Bits, EPHWURD, AC Slater and oh so much more.  Be sure to stream/buy Good Will Prevail below!


Decadence Arizona Announces Presale to Ring in NYE

Arizona’s biggest NYE celebration is going on sale with the Early Bird round of tickets tomorrow as Decadence Arizona will be releasing a limited quantity of tickets Friday 8/18 at 10am.


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Held at Rawhide Events Center, this 2 day monstrosity of an event has had some of the dance music’s biggest talents in years past such as Porter Robinson, The Chainsmokers, Zedd, deadmau5, DJ Snake, Disclosure, Jauz, Marshmello & more!

Be sure to grab your tickets before prices go up and lock in the best NYE party in the desert!


Global Dance Festival AZ Rolls Out Lineup and Early Bird Tickets

Global Dance Festival Arizona, a one day event in Chandler, Arizona on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Rawhide Event Center has released the first series of artists on the lineup for the fourth annual event.  Keeping up the tradition of hosting top notch talent, the first phase of Global Dance Festival artists include: Flosstradamus, Showtek,, Yellow ClawGareth Emery, Slander,, SNBRN, and Ecotek. Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Early Bird tickets for the 18+ event are available Friday, July 14th, 10 a.m. MST, starting at $39, plus fees. VIP passes, with preferred main stage viewing area, private restrooms and separate entrance are available starting at $79, plus fees. Bronze, Silver and Gold level tables will be available this year, starting at $500, plus fees. For full details and to purchase tickets visit

“Global Dance Festival is always one of our strongest single-day events.  It’s reflective in the stacked level of talent we present each year- our fans just always have to be at this one.”

– Relentless Beats founder Thomas Turner.

Presented by Relentless Beats and Global Dance, the festival has moved from it’s normal date in November to September, to make room for the newly announced Goldrush Music Festival.  Leading up to Global Dance Festival will be the return of the ’15 Minutes of Fame’ DJ competition. Returning for a 4th year in a row, the event will take place on August 12th at the Monarch Theater in Downtown Phoenix. Drawing people from all over the Valley and the Southwest, the winner of the competition will be booked on an opening slot at a Global Dance branded festival this Fall

If you’ve never gotten the chance to party inside of a realistic 1880s western-themed town, you’ve NOW GOT YOUR CHANCE!  Rawhide Event Center is situated on the Gila River Indian Community, just 20 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Chandler, AZ. The grounds have hosted the top events from Relentless Beats, including; CRUSH, Mad Decent Block Party, BOO!, Bassrush Massive, Phoenix Lights and Decadence.

Global Dance Festival Arizona is produced by Relentless Beats and Global Dance. Visit for the most up-to-date information on Global Dance Festival Arizona and all Relentless Beats events. Stay connected on Twitter at and on Facebook at

JamBarge Event Sells Out Early for Live Music on the Lake

It was one of the first 100 degree days of the summer in Austin, TX. By late July, everyone in the city was ready to get out on the lake. JamBarge was the perfect adventure to kick the summer off!

On Friday June 23, 140 Austin music fans gathered together on Lake Travis to enjoy some amazing beverages from Deep Eddy Vodka and South Austin Brewery, as well as some authentic hand-made tacos from local catering company Mum Foods.

As the sun started to set, the JamBarge began to cruise around as the crowd got to enjoy two incredible sets by Resonant Frequency and Blunt Force. Both bands have been building their way up in the electro funk space, and both are set to play Float Fest in July 2017.

Check out some of the photos from our FB event page, and make sure you follow JamBarge on the JamFeed Apps to make sure you get tickets to the next JamBarge coming soon!

Also, check out Free Austin Concerts for chances to win tickets to JamBarge and other local concerts and festivals in Austin!

JamFeed Launches New #JamBarge Event with Blunt Force and Resonant Frequency

Mark your calendars for June 23 and get ready for some funky music on the lake!

Today JamFeed is launching the first ever #JamBarge event featuring two up and coming local Austin bands, Blunt Force and Resonant Frequency. Both of these acts recently played at Euphoria Fest in Austin, and are also on the set list for Float Fest 2017.

The JamBarge event will take place on Friday June 23 from 6-11pm on Lake Travis. Deep Eddy Vodka will be sponsoring the event with drinks, and we will have fresh authentic tacos with home-made tortillas for everyone to enjoy for free! More details on the event can be found here.

The event is private, and the password for tickets is ‘jambarge‘.

To all our supporters our there, we are also giving away a 10% Promo Code for our JamFans. Type in ‘JAMFEED‘ on the promo code link to get your discounted tickets today!

Stay connected with us at JamFeed for more announcements and giveaways!

Oliver Heldens at Euphoria Fest 2017 (Interview)

I first saw Oliver Heldens at Lollapalooza this summer in Chicago, IL. A good friend of mine had turned me onto his music a few months before and mentioned that I needed to see him live.

Oliver’s live show is as good as it gets for dance music. The Dutch DJ always has a smile on his face, and keeps you in a constant state of Euphoria through his set. His build ups, old pop remixes and massive bass drops makes Oliver a perfect fit for Austin’s best electronic festival.

We caught up with Oliver about his visits to Austin, his early hit ‘Gecko’ that got him on the radar, and other interesting questions about his musical career. Check out some videos of his Euphoria set, and learn more about this unique DJ who is taking the dance culture by storm!

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Interview with Oliver Heldens:

What other artists have influenced your musical sound?

When I was 16 I was mostly listening to UK deep house, which inspired so much. Stuff like Julio Bashmore, Disclosure, Shadow Child Influenced my sound a lot.

How much did growing up in Holland influence your musical career?

It definitely influenced my musical career. Dance music has always been around in Holland, so I got in touch with it really early in my life.

Did you grow up on house music? Or did it evolve with you as you grew older?

When I was 15 I really got into progressive house and electro. I was even really inspired by hardstyle for about a year. Besides that, my father was really into music when I was little and he would play a lot of different stuff. He was really into techno, funk, disco and drum and bass.

Did you think your single ‘Gecko’ would be the song that really launched your career?

No, I totally didn’t expect it to blow up like it did. ‘Gecko’ was basically the combination of all my musical influences like UK deep house and the 2006-2009 club sounds. The success it had resulted in people seeing me as a pioneer of this whole new house wave, which is really crazy to me.

Have you ever been to Austin, TX before this year’s SXSW / Euphoria Fest?

Yeah, I’ve been to Austin loads of times. I’ve played Life in Color there in 2015 and had my own show last year during my US bus tour.

Are there any other places you want to live in the near future?

I actually just bought an amazing house in Amsterdam! Although, I also really like Los Angeles. When I’m there I’m always really productive because of all the crazy studio sessions with the insanely creative people that live there. So maybe in the future I will move to LA.

How old were you when you got into producing music?

I’ve been making music since I was 12, but it wasn’t until I was about 15-16 before I started to get really dedicated to it. When I heard dance music at my high school parties, I knew I wanted to make music like that for people to dance to.

Is it tough to find balance between touring / playing shows and also creating new music? How do you balance the two?

For me it is no problem. I try to produce a lot on tour, because I get a lot of inspiration when I’m on the road. Besides that, I plan in studio blocks at home, like one or two weeks. Although I’m not day and night in the studio on those days. I just make music when I feel like it.

How did you get connected with Tiesto / Musical Freedom?

When I made ‘Gecko’ Spinnin’ Records told me it was too hard to be considered deep house and too soft for big room. So, when I noticed that Tiesto was playing more deep house in his podcast I sent the song in as a demo and he responded within 15 minutes that he wanted to meet because he thought the song was something special. That was big ‘wow’ moment for me.

What made you want to sign with Tiesto / Musical Freedom? vs a major label / being independent?

Because Tiesto immediately wanted to sign ‘Gecko’, I thought that it would be a really noticeable track in between all the big room house he usually signs to Musical Freedom. That’s what made me decide to do it.

Where do you see the future of House music / EDM in the next 5 years?

There are so many new sounds and genres being discovered and explored, which is a good thing. So I definitely think EDM will still be going strong in 5 years.

What do you want to accomplish (as an artist) in the next 5 years?

My goal is just to make music that excites my fans and myself, that makes us happy.

What other artists do you listen to for inspiration / creative ideas?

I listen to almost everything for inspiration. For example, I love how Sander van Doorn keeps his sound fresh, but lately I’ve also been listening to some old school hip-hop. Stuff that’s really different.

If you could bring anyone on stage to play live with you, who would it be, and why?

It would be Throttle. Actually we did this a couple of times in the past already. Where Robbie joins me on stage with his guitar. We did a track together, Waiting, and he just plays along with the melody on his guitar. Really cool!

What is the coolest / wildest crowd you’ve ever played in front of?

The coolest crowd was in Scotland in December 2016. I did my own show and with 10.000 tickets sold it was sold out, and everybody went crazy. This was a very special night. I still have fans texting me about this night, how they wish to experience this again, and when I will be back.

What software do you produce your music on? Have you always used it?

I started out with FL Studio and still use it to this day.

What advice would you give to an aspiring musician on the grind to make it big?

Find your own sound that feels personal and don’t blindly follow trends.

How do you want to change the music industry for the better? What do you want to be remembered as by your fans?

I hope to keep on inspiring other producers and I hope to be remembered as that always laughing bearded Dutch guy, haha.

The Top Shows We Saw at Euphoria Fest 2017

There was no better place to be this past weekend than Carson Creek Ranch. This was the 6th annual Euphoria Music Festival, and it was definitely one to remember. Each year they continue to grow and expand their diverse lineup, improve the overall festival experience, and bring thousands of people together to share a state of Euphoria.

I spoke with many first time festival goers, as well as many Euphoria Fest Vets, all of whom had nothing but good things to say about this year’s festival.. The weather was perfect, the lineup was uniquely diverse, and the festival activations and art installations kept fans in awe throughout the entire weekend.

There was so much good music over the weekend that it can be tough to pick the “top shows” without leaving a few out. For those few, we apologize. I can honestly say I didn’t see a bad set at this year’s festival.

The names below are a combination of shows that blew us away, left us wanting more, and had us talking with friends and co-workers about their sets. At the end of the day, that is the goal of any performer…to leave you completely feeling satisfied, but also wanting more. These artists did exactly that.

Enjoy the list, and make sure you follow Euphoria Music Festival on JamFeed to have a chance to win free tickets to next year’s Euphoria Fest 2018!

(These artists / bands are listed in order as they played in the festival)


Resonant Frequency

Austin’s native electro funk and soul band Resonant Frequency was the first to really kick off the festival Thursday night. Their set included guests MC’s Chris Bishop (The Bishops) and Roofie to add a live hip-hop element to their show. They also brought out Zach Morgan (A Live One) to bring out the live saxophone and take the funk to a whole new level.

Their set played as the sun went down, and their funk eventually brought all of Euphoria’s campers over to the Art Outside stage. The crowd seemed to grow song by song, and by the end of the show hundreds of people were dancing. It was quite to Euphoric start to 2017.

Congrats to this hard-working local Austin band for such a huge set on their first Euphoria lineup! Luckily, for those of you who missed them at Euphoria, you can catch them again this summer at Float Fest in San Marcos.

Manic Focus

There is a reason J-Mac was the first one to sign to All Good Records as Manic Focus. This Chicago-born DJ knows how to put on a show, and he didn’t let anyone down while headlining this Thursday night pre-party at Euphoria. He has a unique ability to blend multiple sounds and genres seamlessly; including hip-hop, funk, dub, blues, and soul.

He played some of his biggest hits and also sampled some new material for all his fans. J-Macs energy is infectious, and his ability to connect and engage with his fans while putting on a funky dance party makes his live show one to remember. I was fortunate enough to meet J-Mac briefly the next day in the VIP tent, and he was very friendly and grateful for us supporting his show. We hope to see him and the All Good Records crew in Austin more often!


Magna Carda

One of the biggest lineup changes this year was Euphoria’s push on hip-hop. They had dabbled in it before, but they booked a number of different hip-hop acts this year, both large and small. As good as some of the headliners were, the best hip-hop act of the festival was Magna Carda at the amphitheater on Friday afternoon. Led by musicians Megz and Dougie Do, this band reminds me of The Roots, but with a lead female MC. Megz has an amazing energy on that comes off very smooth but confident, and the rest of the band create a unique bluesy sound for her voice to flow over. On top of that, her lyrical ability is as good as any MC in Austin, TX.

I was fortunate enough to sit down with Megz and Dougie Do for a quick interview after the festival, and they are as genuine and real as their music. They have both the hustle that comes with hip–hop and the humility to match which many artist lack. We will be releasing the full interview with Magna Carda soon, so stay tuned to hear more about Austin’s hottest hip-hop act.

Pretty Lights (Live)

Pretty Lights was a special show for me for many reasons. First and foremost, I met my girlfriend at a Pretty Lights show almost 2 years ago, and we had not seen him together since. Second, I had never seen him play with a live band before. I had only seen solo Derek and his amazing light shows. I was a bit skeptical after seeing some short teaser videos about Pretty Lights Live, but all skepticism was gone within about 10 minutes of that show. The live band created a fuller, deeper sound that you could feel and hear. It was also incredible to watch a live band play some of his hits. The light show he had topped off one of the best sets of Euphoria 2017.

Derek created an incredible team of people to help carry out this mission of his and it was nothing but spectacular. I have had a number of different people text and talk to me about this show. If you missed it, try and find a way to see them again at The Gorge Amphitheater on August 4-5.


Blunt Force

This was Euphoria Fest #4 for the local Austin duo Blunt Force. Each year they continue to improve their live set and add in something special for Euphoria Fans. This year, they pushed themselves to new boundaries with their jam-packed set on Saturday at the Dragonfly Amphitheater. They brought out Jay Fresh for a live performance of their hit single ‘Dreamer’ and also brought out Cara Bishop (The Bishops) for the Euphoria 2017 Theme Song. Both of these guest features crushed it and brought a whole new dynamic to Brian and Deniz’s show that the crowd seemed to love.

Blunt Force stepped up to the plate and delivered on their 4th Euphoria Set, and I am sure you are likely to see them get booked again next year. Brian and Deniz are about to hit the road for over a month as Blunt Force will be touring around the country opening for Bass Physics. Check out our recent interview with Blunt Force before Euphoria to hear about their upcoming tour and some new music!

Oliver Heldens

I saw Oliver Heldens this summer for the first time at Lollapalooza after a co-worker highly recommended him. I didn’t know much of his music at the time, but it didn’t matter. I was blown away by the energy of his live show, and this time around at Euphoria was even better.

Oliver bounces from track to track so smoothly and never lets you rest. Just as you begin to take a breath, he builds you up and drops a new house beat with old school pop samples like Michael’s Jacksons ‘Billie Jean’ or Macklemore’s ‘Can’t Hold Us’ which gets the crowd singing along with him. His happiness radiates off his dutch smile into every crowd that he plays for. It’s nearly impossible to leave one of his shows without a matching smile on your face.

Make sure you follow Oliver Heldens on JamFeed to read our exclusive Euphoria Fest interview with him!

The Floozies

I was feeling pretty tired by the time I got to The Floozies. Saturday was full of amazing music, and I had already been on my feet for 8+ hours by the time the funk brothers Matt and Mark Hill (The Floozies) came out for their Euphoria Set. Within a few minutes they had all my energy back as they put on one of the best performances I’ve ever seen them play. This was probably my 3rd or 4th set to see them play, but their set in front of the water at Euphoria topped them all.

Matt & Mark have an incredibly unique vibe on stage, being brothers from the same mother. They share the light with one another, and improvise seamlessly as if are thinking the exact same thing. Matt’s funky guitar loops mixed with some heavy bass and drums had Euphoria Fans going crazy until they were cut off at 2pm. The crowd seemed pretty upset when they had to stop. Everyone there seemed eager for more music. The weather was perfect, and you could tell Matt and Mark were having just as much fun as everyone in the crowd. This show on the water at night was one word: Euphoric.

Euphoria Fest 2017: Day 4 Top Picks

Today is the final day of Euphoria 2017, and its going to be a special Sunday out at Carson Creek Ranch. On top of another day of amazing music, Euphoria Founder Mitch Morales and his fiancé Tyler will be getting married inside the festival grounds at 2pm today. This is the 6th Euphoria Fest, but the first where they have opened up the possibility of getting married in their euphoric environment.

Check out some of today’s top music picks to follow up Mitch and Tyler’s wedding ceremony!


If you want to see some true New Orleans funk, this is a must see at the Euphoria Stage today at 4:30pm. Their gritty groove is bound to keep you moving all day long, and it will be the perfect way to start off your afternoon.

The Funk Hunters

The Funk Hunters have become one of the top acts out of Canada. The duo consisting of Nick Middleton and Duncan Smith have made a name for themselves with their unique blend of funk, hip hop, soul, and disco.

They also have teamed up with Jurassic 5 legend Chali2na for many songs and even some shows to spice up their live show and bring a whole new element of old school hip-hop to their sound. I’m not sure if we will see Tuna Fish today or not, but the Funk Hunters are sure to put on one hell of a show. Make sure to check them out at 6:30 at the Elements Stage.

Petit Biscuit

Mehdi Benjelloun, better known by his stage name Petit Biscuit, is a French DJ and music producer. This young musical sensation is still not even 20 years, and is going to prove that age doesn’t matter when it comes to live music performances. He edits and mixes all the sounds of his tracks himself, and he excels in creating unmistakable chopped and twisted vocal leads.

He will be bringing his talents to the Dragonfly Amphitheater at 8:30pm.

Wiz Khalifa or Zeds Dead?

Honestly, this one just comes down to a personal preference. Do you prefer hip-hop over electronic music? Both of these shows will be a great finale to the show, and you really can’t go wrong. I’m leaning towards Wiz Khalifa right now, but you never know what will happen at Euphoria Day 4. I’m gonna leave you with my favorite Wiz mixtape ‘Kush & Orange Juice.’ Enjoy.

Enjoy the last day of Euphoria…maybe some kush and orange juice.

Euphoria Fest 2017: Day 3 Top Picks

Get ready for a beautiful day at Euphoria’s Dragonfly Amphitheater. Saturday is looking like another beautiful day in Austin with another Euphoric Saturday Lineup.

Today brings more local Austin talent with some amazingly talented headliners to close out the night. Here are some of our top recommendations for Saturday at Euphoria Fest 2017.

Blunt Force:

This is a big year for the Austin local duo Blunt Force (Brian Gustafuson and Deniz Baykal). Not only do they have a primetime spot at 5:30pm at Euphoria’s coolest stage, but this is their 4th Euphoria Fest to play. They have been putting in a lot of hard work for this set before they hit the road for the rest of the month on tour with Bass Physics.

They will be showcasing some new music, bringing on a few guests, and will likely make this their best Euphoria set yet. Make sure you check out our recent JamFeed interview with Blunt Force to hear more about what’s in store for this young talented duo from Austin. And make sure you are there at early to get a good spot for this epic show.

Henry + The Invisibles

Henry is a local Austin legend. If you are not from Austin, I highly recommend letting this friendly funky man rock your world for an hour at the Art Outside Tent at 7. Supported by his invisible band (he is THE band), Henry will take you on a wild ride of groovy funky beats that will leave you feeling Euphoric.

Oliver Heldens

Oliver Heldens has been taking the electronic music industry by storm lately, and he is sure to bring it tonight at Euphoria Fest on the main stage. The Dutch DJ has a unique sound of future house with his own this, and he always rocks a smile on his face. I saw him last summer at Lollapalooza in Chicago, and I’ve been excited to see him again ever since. Whether its your 1st or your 5th time to see Oliver, it will be worth taking an hour at the Euphoria Main Stage tonight at 11pm.

The Floozies

The Floozies at the Dragonfly Amphitheater is the show to close the night with tonight. Sorry Young Thug fans…but its true. Brothers Matt and Mark Hill have a unique brotherly bond that you can see and hear in their live set.

They bring a unique sound, born in funk, but with live-eletronica and endless looping and production builds that will keep you moving and grooving all night long at Euphoria’s most beautiful stage.

Day 2 Recap: Euphoria Fest 2017

Friday at Euphoria Fest was another perfect combination of great music and beautiful weather. They brought a uniquely diverse lineup of some talented artists including Sip Sip and Flamingos. Every show I saw was good, but three shows in particular stuck out to me.

Magna Carda:

Magna Carda has been making waves in Austin for a while now, and their set at the Euphoria Amphitheater proved that they are here to represent Austin hip-hop and change the game with their unique blues/soul infused style.

I was fortunate to get a chance to do an interview with Megz and Dougie Do after their set at the Dragonfly Amphitheater, and I can tell you that the two of them are both as real and down to earth as their music. Keep an eye out for the full interview coming soon after Euphoria Fest!

The Disco Biscuits (2 sets)

I’m sure there were a number of people at Euphoria who were disappointed when they found out The Knocks show had been cancelled due to flight troubles in Atlanta. However, I think this turned out to be a blessing for some lucky Disco Biscuit fans who ended up getting to see back to back sets.

There are not many bands that can pull off unscheduled back-to-back shows and do it effortlessly. The Disco Biscuits did it with ease, playing 2 completely different style sets, and all 3-4 hours of it was Euphoric to say the least.

Pretty Lights (Live):

In all honesty, I wasn’t sure what to expect here with Derek and his Pretty Lights Live show. I had seen some videos, and heard a number of different opinions about this show, but at the end of the day, I was blown away.

The production and light show were as good as I have ever seen at a Pretty Lights Show. Also, having a full live band with him created a whole new sound that you can’t get with just Derek alone. You could hear and feel the difference it made. Pretty Lights brought a whole new element to his live show by bringing in other amazingly talented musicians like Borahm Lee from Break Science and letting them shine and have their moments as well.

I heard some new tracks, some classic hits, and I got to enjoy the show with my lovely lady who I met 2 years ago at a Pretty Lights set. It was Euphoric to say the least.

Make sure to check out our Day 3 Top Picks for Saturday at Euphoria, and make sure you follow Euphoria Music Festival on JamFeed for all the best festival content and updates!

Day 1 Recap: Euphoria Fest 2017

It was a beautiful Thursday afternoon and evening out at Carson Creek Ranch for the Euphoria Fest Pre Party. This event was reserved for campers only, and they were rewarded with some amazing music for coming early and committing themselves to being in a state of Euphoria all weekend. Make sure to check out Euphoria’s Official Day 1 Recap Video and more exclusive content from yesterday’s top shows.

The day started off with local hip-hop family trio The Bishops, and the young siblings showed their artistic talents and ability to connect with the crowd both during and after the show.

Check out their live performance of their new hit single “Blood Ring” from yesterday’s Euphoria Set.

Following The Bishops came Resonant Frequency, and just as the sun came down, the funk came up. This trio consisting of versatile musicians Landon Reichle (Lando), Vince Siedl (Diamond Cuts) , and Ben Slade (Local Color) put on one of their biggest performances yet. They brought multiple MC’s including Luv Bishop of The Bishops as well as Zack Morgan on the saxophone to give fans a special euphoria performance.

Every time Resonant Frequency plays, the crowd gets bigger, the funk gets louder, and more and more people are grooving. Make sure to catch these guys again this summer at Float Fest!

Manic Focus came on after Autobody and closed the night in style with his unique mix of funk, dub, dance, and hip-hop. There’s a reason J-Mac was the first to sign with GRiZ and All Good Records…he knows how to put on a show, and he knows to leave all his fans wanting more, which is exactly what he did when headlining the Euphoria Pre-Party last night.

Friday is shaping up to be another amazing day at Euphoria. Make sure to check out our top picks for Friday, and make sure to follow Euphoria on JamFeed for all festival content and updates!

Euphoria Fest 2017: Friday Top Picks

Euphoria Fest started off Thursday night with their best Thursday Night Pre-Party yet. Reserved only for campers, local acts Resonant Frequency, The Bishops, and Autobody all put on incredible shows and got the crowd grooving to some funky beats. They set the crowd up perfectly for Manic Focus to close the night out with his non-stop bangers that left everyone thirsty to come back tomorrow for more great music.

Check out our Day 1 Recap, as well as Euphoria’s Day 1 Recap Video.

Today marks the first full day of Euphoria Fest, and there are some amazing acts to check out today. Here are a few of them that we think will put on some ‘Euphoric’ shows today:

Sip Sip:

Sip Sip formed in summer 2009 when individuals from Austin bands Mother Falcon, Corduroi, and PowerNap collaborated to create an original summer lineup under the moniker ‘The Summertime Band’. Since then Sip Sip has accumulated 18 performers from varying musical backgrounds.

Sip Sip’s sound can be described as a blend of electronicgroove, jazz horns, rock, group vocals and crowd participation. All of this culminates in intense performances that regularly shake the foundations of the venues they frequent.

Their live performances command crowd participation and audience engagement, featuring several members in costume, party favors, and repeated chants. Don’t miss unique show at Euphoria. “When I sip, you sip, we sip.”


Flamingosis (the name comes from a free-style Frisbee moved that his father invented) is an electronic producer, beat-boxer, and entertainer from New Jersey. His real name is Aaron Velasquez and his music has been influenced by Flying Lotus, J Dilla, Madlib, and many others that have helped him craft his own unique sound of vintage funk with soulful disco music.

Flamingosis will bringing these beautiful vibes to the Euphoria Stage from 4-5pm today. Make sure you catch his infectiously energetic live show!

Magna Carda:

Magna Carda has quickly established itself as one of Austin’s top hip-hop acts. In a city that is not as well known for hip-hop, this group is changing the game and proving that there is an audience here to support their music.

Magna Carda is led by the city’s most dynamic MC-producer duo — Megz Kelli and Dougie Do — “whose work pairs like a fine wine with the meat-and-potatoes backbone of the group’s signature live instrumentation.” With their genre-defying blend of rap-meets-jazz-meets-R&B-meets-electronic, the band has quickly captured the imagination of listeners and the attention of critics alike in Austin and beyond.

They play today on Euphoria’s Dragonfly Amphitheater on the water from 4:50-5:50pm. This is a must for any hip-hop fan at Euphoria this year.

Also, make sure you check back in soon for an upcoming JamFeed interview with Magna Carda!

Pretty Lights (Live):

Derek Vincent Smith AKA Pretty Lights, is one of the most influential electronic music producers in the electronic music scene today. Pretty Lights has become an extremely influential and his sound has shaped many of the artists following in his footsteps.

Smith dropped out of school in Boulder after his freshmen year and hasn’t looked back. He continues to push the boundaries in electronic music, and this year at Euphoria he is bringing a live band to play with him on stage. This show is sure to make things even more Euphoric than his normal sets.

Even if you’ve seen Pretty Ligths beofre, this show is guranteed to be full of some amazing surprises. Derek is not one to let fans down, especially with an entire live band behind him.

Make sure you follow all these artists and Euphoria Music Festival on JamFeed to stay up to date with all things music!

Euphoria Fest 2017: Thursday Top Picks

Today is the start of the 6th annual Euphoria Music Festival at Carson Creek Ranch in Austin, TX. It is shaping up to be a beautiful opening day, with potentially the best Thursday Night pre-party lineup so far from Euphoria. We have some amazing local Austin talent leading off the weekend, followed by one of the top acts from All Good Records.

Local Austin hip-hop trio The Bishops will be kicking off the festival this year. The Bishops are a rare super group in the music industry. They are made up of three people who are real-life family members, and each of them have their own career outside of this new collaboration. They teamed up to release their first synth-ed up single ‘Blood Ring,’ which caught fire on some Spotify playlists and captured almost 500,000 streams for the young family trio.

They clearly will not be stopping here. As Cara Bishop says herself in their hit single, “Not one, not two, but three,” The Bishops are ready to show Austin fans what they are all about with a full hour set tonight. This will do be the biggest festival yet for the band. The Bishops kick off Euphoria Fest tonight at 6:30pm CST – don’t miss it!

Following The Bishops at 7:45pm is another amazing local Austin trio Resonant Frequency. They have started off 2017 with a huge bang, playing late night STS9 afterparty shows, opening for RJD2, and also playing 2 sets at Head for the Hills Festival 2 weeks ago.

They have truly started to developer their own sound and vibe, which is a mix of future funk, soul, and a little southern texas hip hop swag. They are guaranteed to keep you on you dancing throughout the entire set, and all three musicians are incredibly talented and know how to put on a great live set.

This is their first Euphoria Fest set, so you can bet on them spicing it up with some surprise guests, and bringing their funkiest beats to kick off Euphoria Fest the right way. Make sure you are there to see what it’s like to get everyone to vibe on the same Resonant Frequency.

Last, the headline for tonight’s lineup, Manic Focus. Manic Focus is the electronic music project of John “JmaC” McCarten, a Chicago-based producer originally hailing from the Twin Cities. He’s become well known for his multi-dimensional sound, including elements of soul, dubstep, hip-hop, blues, and funk. It’s an amazing complitation of heavy and smooth sounds that make for an incredible live performance.

JmaC teamed up with GRiZ and All Good Records in 2014 for his fourth album ‘Cerebral Eclipse’ and he hasn’t looked back since. He is at the forefront of this new age funk revolution and he is the perfect fit to bring home the night and end night one of Euphoria with a bang.

As you can see, this is one of the best Thursday Euphoria has booked yet. Their mix of strong local talent to kick things off, and following it with Manic Focus as the headliner is guaranteed to put music fans in a state of Euphoria tonight.

Make sure you follow Euphoria Music Festival on JamFeed to stay connected to all the amazing content created during this festival. We will also be making some exciting announcements over the next week, so stay tuned!

– JamFeed Team

A-Town GetDown Brings the Funk to 3Ten ACL Live for New Album Release Party

Shortly after getting Austin’s mayor Steve Adler to declare February 4th as “A-Town GetDown Day” the band is back with a funky new album release, and announced it in beautiful fashion this past Friday at 3TEN ACL Live. For those of you who have never been to 3Ten, its right under the legendary ACL Live Moody Theater in Austin, and still has amazing acoustics but is built for much more of an intimate show. It was the perfect spot for A-Town GetDown to release this new funk to their local fans.

The band is comprised of an amazing soul singer and fantastic improvising musicians, with a simple goal of playing a mix of original and borrowed danceable funk and soul. A-Town Getdown brings a new vibe to Central Texas, and ATGD concerts are unique events where people often show up in themed costumes.

Saxophone: Damon Garcia (Uncle Bruno, Friday Night Gigolos)
Drums: Casey Byars (Heartbyrne_
Bass: Greg Goldsmith (Navin Jones)
Lead Vocals: Quincy Cooper (Quincy Rose Cooper)
Guitar: Jordan Caulfield (Written Prisms)
Percussion: John Voss (PANIC Stricken)
Keyboards: Zach Morgan (A Live One)

The group has been around since 2014, and they have really started to establish a strong audience in Austin. The reason for this is simple, they put on a SHOW. Their funk is infectious, and the Austin music scene is ready for their soul-funk fashion. They are phenomenal at keeping the crowd engaged, whether it be through seamless live improvisations between their all-star group, or having Damon Garcia play saxophone solos while walking through the crowd and making sure everyone is getting down with A-Town GetDown.

I had a few friends come to the show that had never seen the band before, and all of them left with huge smiles on their face, some soul-funk in their bloodstream, and the desire to go see ATGD again. If you are an artist in today’s music industry, your live show is vitally important to your success. A-Town GetDown knows just that, and this all star cast has figured out how to keep the funk going all night long, and their new album release party proves that the funk is here to stay in Austin, TX!

Make sure you follow A-Town GetDown on JamFeed to know first when they release new music or announce new funky shows!

The JamFeed Team

Resonant Frequency Proves They Are Ready to Build Their Own ‘Tribe’

This weekend kicked off the music scene for 2017 in the live music capital of the world. The big hype around Austin, TX was STS9 playing 2 sets for both Friday and Saturday for the first time ever at the ACL Live Moody Theater. As someone who has seen ‘Tribe’ play many times, and at various places across the country, this show was one to be remembered.

Every time I go to Moody Theater in Austin, I am blown away by the acoustics and the overall venue itself. The sound is just noticeably better than anywhere else in Austin, and this was especially true for STS9, who previously played at Austin Music Hall on their stops through the city. Their sound might’ve been the best I have ever heard them live. Their lights didn’t seem to skip a beat much even after STS9 Lighting Director Saxton Waller left the band recently.

The first night clearly belonged to STS9’s drummer, Zack Velmer. They had him up front right next to bass player Alana Rocklin and he kept the crowd going the whole time, taking everyone from long wild build ups to funky drops all night long. This guy’s physical endurance throughout the night continued to blow me away, and he only seemed to get better throughout the whole show. He had the entire crowd at his fingertips and he never let them go until the show was over.

On top of some great STS9 shows at the legendary Moody Theater, some local Austin promoters did an amazing job of putting together STS9 Late Nights at Empire Control Room. (These were not in affiliation with the STS9 event) but it was still a brilliant job marketing and showcasing upcoming talent in Austin that really fits the ‘Tribe’ audience. He^rd Entertainment & Euphoria used this weekend perfectly to showcase some upcoming talent that will be playing at this year’s Euphoria’s Fest in April at Carson Creek Ranch.

There were a variety of impressive late night shows, but the one that stood out to me this weekend was Austin’s own Resonant Frequency. (I must admit, I may be a little bias since I personally know some members of this band) but I’ve probably seen over 10 shows of their shows over the last 2 years and have really watched them evolve their sound and grow as a band.

They seemed like they had been waiting for a moment like this – a solid opportunity to get in front of some like-minded fans, and show them their unique mix of funk, electronic mixes, live instrumentation, and southern rap samples. They hit the ground running and with each song the crowd continued to grow bigger and bigger, until the entire indoor at Empire was packed and boogieing down a couple songs into their set.

But most importantly, they did what tribe fans love most…they never let you go for the entire show. They took you on their own musical journey, and they went from one funky jam to the next showing these Austin fans that they are ready to build their own ‘tribe’ of fans. There were a few songs I saw people going crazier at Resonant Frequency than I saw anyone at STS9 do just an hour earlier. That’s a really good sign. There is something infectious about their funk, and they look like they are ready to show everyone what this “Funky-Resonant Frequency” is all about.

If any of you are fans of GRiZ and his crew of artists at All Good Records, you will immediately understand what makes Resonant Frequency so fun to see live. They have their own unique mix to funk though, which to me is that dirty south “We From Texas” swag to it.

These guys are some serious musicians too…which is what makes their live show significantly better than a lot of electronic shows I see today that are more focused around light shows and DJ’s. These guys can JAM, and their live show seems to get better every time I see it. They have been mastering this new age funk sound for 2 years now, and came out firing Friday night with some of their newly releases singles like “Groove At Last” and played some crowd favorites such as “Fresh Air” & “Like You Like It.”

2017 is starting off great for Resonant Frequency. Along with the STS9 Late Night Show, they are already booked to play at Austin’s premier electronic festival Euphoria Fest in April, and are opening for some great acts in the next 2 weeks in Austin.

They play again next Thursday 2/2 at Empire Control Room, opening up for Opiuo. And they open up again for RJD2 (also at Empire) on Friday 2/17. Make sure you find a way to see them play in the next two weeks…everyone needs a little funk in their life anyway.

Make sure you also follow Resonant Frequency on JamFeed to be the first to know when they drop more funky new singles over the new couple weeks!

The JamFeed Team

SoundCloud Mix of the Day: DJ MAJOR TAYLOR, “Sound of the Beast”

Yo friends. We have an immaculate mix below by DJ Major Taylor aka Ralph Darden. The timing is no accident. This wily veteran knows how to mix and scratch records to the core. He’s a DJ for the people. He’ll turn a house, bar, club, or warehouse into a genuine dance party. His knowledge for good music stretches far, and he incorporates so many old and new sounds together flawlessly.

He’s an artist and a thoughtful dude, and it’s evident in “Sound of the Beast.” He released the mix two months ago, but considering the recent civil unrest in Baltimore, it is more pertinent now than ever. Musicians and artists have been loudly voicing social frustrations for years, and it’s evident in the depth of variety of tracks he incorporates into this mix. We’ll let the mix speak for itself. Get your friends together, enjoy this groovy mix, and let’s jam with the rest of them.

Jam O’ the Day (Or Night): Vic Mensa, “Feel That”

You’ve undoubtedly heard about the newest Roc Nation signee. If you haven’t, here’s a welcoming intro for Vic Mensa into the R.O.C. family.

Vic has been letting his shit bubble, and now it’s about to BLOW. Soon after getting the nod from Kanye by collaborating with him on “U Mad,” Jay-Z dropped the news that Vic was the latest member of Roc Nation. That’s a co-sign from both seats on the throne. Whew. What a move for the SaveMoney army, because family matters.

Long story short, Mensa is fueled by immense creativity. He’s destined to be a star. He’s versatile and does the whole ‘transcend’ genre bit very well. So naturally, we’re huge fans. We know we’re not the only ones feeling that. Below is a Vic Mensa banger produced by his go-to producer and Chicago native @Smoko_Ono, the same magician responsible for the production behind “U Mad” alongside @StefanPonce.

The track is called “Feel That,” and Vic shows off his ability to flow into different sounds. Smoko Ono doesn’t leave him hanging and creates a unique and immaculate beat, helping to catapult Vic into stardom. The intro to this track is chilling. Can’t wait to hear Vic’s album and see what else they’ve got in store.

Turn it up though. It gets better the second time around. Chi-Town stand up.

If you like what you hear and want to learn more about Vic Mensa, here’s a monster freestyle and and insightful interview with Power 106 in LA. Peep into the mind of an up-and-comer that’s here to stay.