[FESTIVAL RECAP] I Went To EDC Completely Sober And Had The Best Time Of My Life

[FESTIVAL RECAP] I Went To EDC Completely Sober And Had The Best Time Of My Life

Photo by: Masked Media Sitting in the middle of my bedroom floor, I’m surrounded by an ocean of costumes, make-up, shoes and everything anyone could ever need for a rave. I can’t help but feel a tingling in the pit of my stomach—the anxiety teenagers get the night before their first day of high school, […]

[FESTIVAL PLAYLIST] Tune In To The Sounds Of Electric Forest 2014

[FESTIVAL PLAYLIST] Tune In To The Sounds Of Electric Forest 2014

It’s the first sold out Electric Forest in the short, yet illustrious run as one of the premiere US festivals to attend each summer. The writer of this article? Yes, it’s my first time. I’m a forest newbie, breaking my EF cherry for the first time, excited beyond belief to finally experience all the hype […]

[FESTIVAL NEWS] North Coast Music Festival Announces 2014 Lineup

[FESTIVAL NEWS] North Coast Music Festival Announces 2014 Lineup

Photo credit: Joshua Mellin North Coast Music Festival, Chicago’s self-proclaimed “Last Stand” is celebrating it’s 5th anniversary this year as it announces one of the biggest lineups we’ve seen to date. Even as Chicago is still experiencing it’s annual thaw into summer, ‘Coasties’ are already looking to the end of August as NCMF continues to […]

[AFTER PARTY] Official Zeds Dead After Party + Ticket Giveaway!

[AFTER PARTY] Official Zeds Dead After Party + Ticket Giveaway!

This just in! After their performances at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Canadian production duo Zeds Dead will be making an appearance at Chicago’s newest venue, Concord Music Hall, for one of their more intimate performances since making their debut in Chicago years ago. Regulars on the concert circuit, the duo of DC and Hooks, […]

[END OF YEAR] Best Of Dubstep 2013

the sights and sounds best of dubstep

Dubstep first consumed the booming United States EDM scene back in 2011. Since then, some music experts will tell you that the genre has regressed a bit, but I couldn’t disagree more. I think the term “evolved” is a much better fit for the situation. As artists have adapted, so too have their sounds, allowing […]

[REGGAETON/BASS] Zeds Dead x Major Lazer ft. Elephant Man – “Turn Around”

[REGGAETON/BASS] Zeds Dead x Major Lazer ft. Elephant Man - "Turn Around"

Massive collaboration coming from Diplo and his Major Lazer crew as they team up with the Zeds Dead bassheads for the electro-infused reggaeton smash “Turn Around” featuring the vocals of Elephant Man. Diplo has been dropping this tune around the world, and it’s about time we’re able to get our hands on the massive tag […]

[DUBSTEP] Zeds Dead – “Shut Up and Sing V2.0″ Feat. Greta Svabo Bech

Shup & Sing Pic

Dear Zeds Dead, I fucking love you. Both of you. Dylan and Zach, you make my dreams come true. Dear Zeds Dead, please don’t ever stop the pure madness and bliss you make come alive through my headphones, I can’t fathom living in a world without it. Dear Zeds Dead, I love you, again. Sincerely, […]

[FESTIVAL COVERAGE] Spring Awakening Music Festival 2013 Recap

[FESTIVAL COVERAGE] Spring Awakening Music Festival 2013 Recap

Reading music:   Chicago’s second annual Spring Awakening Music Festival took place last weekend as thousands of neon bedecked youths stormed the iconic Solider Field to rage to their favorite EDM acts from across the globe. With the sun expected to make an appearance all weekend, the anticipation leading up to the festival for acts […]

[DRUM & BASS] Nina Simone – “Don’t Let Me Be Missunderstood” (Zeds Dead Remix)

[DRUM & BASS] Nina Simone - "Don't Let Me Be Missunderstood" (Zeds Dead Remix)

I had the opportunity to catch Zeds Dead‘s bass rattling performance last week during the 2013 Spring Awakening Music Festival, and while their set was a massive force of crushing sound, I’m left wondering whether or not this remix was included. It’s as if the deep vibrations coming from their speakers left my memory a […]

[FESTIVAL COVERAGE] Spring Awakening Music Festival 2013: Day 2 Playlist

[FESTIVAL COVERAGE] Spring Awakening Music Festival 2013: Day 2 Playlist

The Sights and Sounds has been invited to cover the 2013 Spring Awakening Music Festival at Soldier Field, Chicago and as part of our coverage of the event, and in an effort to continually bring you the best in new and great music, we will be breaking the three day festival into playlist format so […]

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