Identity Festival Preview: We Talk With Steve Aoki, Nervo, Figo, Jessie And The Toy Boys and Others
By Catherine Downes
Identity Festival recently kicked off its 20-city tour of the United States, and it comes to Hollywood Palladium this Sunday.
LA Weekly talked to many of the biggest name performers and asked them a simple question:
Why should anyone come to see your set?
“If you know my music and you like my music, that’s the number one reason, because everything else is all based around that. I’m playing all my records, I’m playing a lot of new songs. And now, specifically, on this tour, I’m doing my new live show. And this live show is such a big deal that I can’t really bring it out on any other shows. So the only time you can actually see this live show is on this tour. My bus alone is full of technicians; I got visual, I got production, [I got] structural technicians. It’s like a big ordeal. I spent a lot of time and money to make sure the end outcome is epic.” – Steve Aoki
IDENTITY kicked off with a great start last night in Noblesville, IN. The entire lineup KILLED it and we got to see Kaskade and Steve Aoki’s mega-setups in action. We’ve got a bunch of places where you can see photos, videos and more from the road each day. Check out our video from Rehearsal Day below where we give you a look into what to expect from Kaskade, Steve Aoki, DJ Shadow and IDENTITY:
Official IDENTITY Tour Blog
Also, check out DJ Neha’s Official IDENTITY Tour Blog as she’ll bring you her tour experience via photos and other updates. Updated daily (sometimes).
Official IDENTITY Accounts
And remember, you can stay up-to-date with all things IDENTITY by following our OFFICIAL accounts below:
Like us in Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/IDFestival
Follow us on Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/IDENTITYFest
Visit our Official Website: http://www.IDFestival.com
Spin in our Official Turntable Room: http://www.Turntable.fm/IDENTITY
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A festival featuring the biggest names in electronic dance music is usually a destination event, like Ultra Fest or Coachella. But this summer the party’s coming to you: A cornucopia of acts, including Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Rusko, Crystal Method, DJ Shadow, Pretty Lights, Modeselektor, and Disco Biscuits are hitting 20 cities this summer with every niche of electronic music, from electro house to trance-fusion. Remember: Drink lots of water and don’t take the brown acid.