ln spirit of Valentines Day, cupid is making his return this Saturday February 18th at Relentless Beats & Insomniac’s Crush Arizona. Crush got it’s start 8 years ago as an exclusive Arizona brand and was later partnered with Insomniac in 2015 where the brand expanded to So Cal, San Francisco, and even Texas.
Official Crush Arizona 2017 Trailer
Meet Your Lineup!!
Recently, Yellow Claw has been stepping up their game. Their latest album, Blood for Mercy, catches one’s eye with the cover’s risque artwork. With 27 fully nude women lying in the formation of their logo, you wonder what else Yellow Claw exposes within the album.
It’s been a tough year for the used to be trio. Bizzey, their former MC, left the group to spend more time with his family members. Jim Taihuttu and Nils Rondhuis decided to move forward with the group at an accelerated rate, coining the phrase “Yellow Claw will never die.” With tour dates in Indonesia, the Czech Republic, Los Angeles, and Puerto Rico this month, it’s obvious their music continues to gain recognition around the world, so catch ‘em in Phoenix for the 2017 of Crush Arizona.
Willem and Ward of W&W have been transcending in today’s electronic scene, for their combination of talents have provided them with the opportunity to land on this year’s Crush lineup. Coming from the Netherlands, these two will bring their synth inspired sounds to sooth.. yet unsettle the crowd.
Other than showcasing their music live at festivals and other events, W&W has been busy hosting their own radio show on SLAM! every Friday night. With over 300,000 listeners a week, the show has allowed W&W to consistently toy with music of numerous tastes. The show gets thrown on Soundcloud once it has been completed so everyone has the opportunity to listen, but don’t miss the opportunity to see them live on February 18.
Another duo coming down for Crush is DVBBS. Canada raised brothers, Alexandre and Christopher, have been working on the project since 2012, but have become accustomed to each other’s proficiencies throughout their lives. Doing so, the two work very well together to manufacture their very own style of producing.
If you scroll through their Soundcloud, you’ll find genres of every interest. Some tracks consist of a light-hearted lyrical touch, while others are energized with heavier material. Their newest EP, Beautiful Disaster, proves just this. The composition consists of features from Gia Koka and Juicy J, as the two artists give a completely different feel in addition to the energy brought by DVBBS’ beats.
Also grindin’ with a fresh album out, Good Times Ahead, is GTA. With hip hop, trap, and electro elements present throughout, GTA exposes their expertise with this new series of tracks. After all, Vince Staples, What So Not, and Tinashe all have a hand in the album, pumping in a high volume of versatility.
With their push for a genre-free world, the two operate to achieve a mash of counter-active components. GTA has become familiar to most due to their highly energetic performances, so surely they’ll smash it at this year’s Crush.
Black Tiger Sex Machine
Coming to Crush with their live performance consisting of drums, synth and other sounds is Black Tiger Sex Machine. Their set will be distinctive, for they will be wearing their Tiger Helmets on stage and using live instruments to supplement their electronic fundamentals.
BTSM’s upbeat vibe and thrashing tempo will have the crowd experiencing something they have not been seasoned to. Once their performance begins, you’ll find all of the bass heads rushing onto the floor. Welcome To Our Church, their latest album, parades listeners with both an original LP and remix LP version, and to say the least, it’s mind blowing.
Growing up in a world of music as his father was a hip hop DJ, SayMyName has developed to be one of today’s most talented hard trap producers. When he brings his skills to Phoenix in February, he’ll be warming everyone up as he converts the crowd to a room full of headbangers. His tracks go absolutely berserk.
Recently featured on Slander’s remastered version of their Duality EP, SayMyName tears up the original track, “Dead.” Other than his remix of Dead, SayMyName has also released a rendition on UZ and ATLien’s, “Cavern,” as he brings his twisted up trap directly into the track. All of SayMyName’s remixes are exceptionally intense, so your bass face will be brought out from the get-go.
Last but not least, Chris Lorenzo will be accompanying us to start the night with his deeply driven sound. As you all walk through the door, you’ll hear Chris laying it down.
Chris has made his way all over North America this year. His booking agent’s line must be ringing off the hook, hence Chris has popped up on lineups across North America such as Shambhala, Paradiso, EDC, and Nocturnal. We are delighted to have him at this year’s Crush, so arrive on time to catch his imperative start to the night.
Also joining us with his progressive, house feel, Jason Ross.
Jason’s career really kicked off in 2014 after his release of “Burma.” Since then, he’s been named an artist to watch by LessThan3 and YourEDM. Artists such as Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Seven Lions, and Kaskade have all recognized Jason for his talent and ability to get everyone on the dance floor up on their feet. “Burma” was just the beginning for Jason, so come witness him as he builds up the beats.
With that, the Crush 2017 lineup is packed with some of the most versatile musicians of today. This year, all of these artists have been composing some of their best work yet, providing their listeners with the urge to witness their live performances. After listening to their new albums, EPs, and singles, buy your ticket to Crush and fall even deeper in love with these guys.
Crush Arizona 2017 Playlist
What better than music to get you amped up?
Get a taste of our lineup this year with our official playlist.
Food, Fun, & Philanthropy
Elite Wear creates and manufactures EL (electroluminescent) wire light up glasses and apparel. We have 3 styles of EL glasses in the wayfarers, shutter shades and 2 tones. All of our glasses are handmade, flash 3 speeds, sound-activated and last for years. As the original creators of this product we have recently created a wireless/cordless version of EL glasses.
The Pop Icon makes customizable lollipops. Choose your bling, and choose your flavor, or select from the pre-made goodies. All candy flavors contain Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron, and Calcium to keep you going all night!
Hollywood Light Up Gear makes sound activated light up T-Shirts, masks, animals hats and much more. You’ll be shining like a celebrity in their gear.
Glow God products are a uniquely blended collection of chunky glitter for your face and body that give your outfit that extra edge. They turn festival goers into colorful pieces of art! They’re creating magic every chance they get through their customer’s expressive fashion.
Freedom Rave Wear is a one-stop shop that has the hottest festival fashion and accessories. They’re all handmade, high quality products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Freedom Rave Wear will also be sponsoring the Kandi Station located next to their booth for attendees to enjoy.
Festival favorite Tee’s Concessions will be back with all their usual goodies: pizza by-the-slice, burgers, curly fries, even mac & cheese with tasty toppings like bacon and lobster!
In addition to Tee’s there will be a Blue Bunny Ice Cream Truck serving up all their best flavors in ice cream sandwiches. Guests can choose their cookie, ice cream and toppings. Enjoy some sweets with your sweet.
Cool Off, Seek Help, and Make a Friend with the Relentless Rangers!
Relentless Rangers: With their debut at Global Dance Festival: Wild West Edition in 2015, the Relentless Rangers are a new and lucrative addition to RB festivals. The group consists of fellow EDM lovers who are willing to dedicate their festival experience to making sure yours goes off without a hitch. Whether an attendee is in need of water, medical attention, or just a point in the right direction, the Rangers will be circulating the crowds itching to help just as much as they’re itching to dance to their favorite sets. They won’t be hard to spot – you’ll see them throughout Rawhide in bright green T-shirts!
Ranger Outpost: The Relentless Rangers’ Ranger Outpost makes it’s return at Crush Arizona, this time with more improvements than ever. All festival goers are welcome inside to use the zone as a meeting place with friends, to find a Ranger, charge cell phones or just cool off and drink water before going hard during the next set. Whatever you need, you’ll find it in the Ranger Outpost or with the help of the Relentless Rangers spanning Rawhide.
#RBCrowdSurfers & Social Media
Who wants free tickets?! This time around we will be offering free tickets through various contest and games to shows like Drezo, Rezz, Darren Styles b2b Gammer, DJ Dan, Todd Terry, and many more!
Be on the lookout during your time at Rawhide for our newest social team wearing their black tanks, RB caps, and likely taking a selfie! The RB Crowd Surfers will be out and about hanging with the crowd offering opportunities for competitions, giveaways, artist interaction, fun questions, and overall engaging content using our Snapchat account as their essential tool!
What Can I Bring?
The following is not allowed into the venue:
NO Illegal Substances
NO Drugs or Drug Paraphenalia
NO Laser Pens / Pointers
NO Eye Drops
NO LED Gloves or LED Microlights used for Light Shows
NO Pacifiers or Dust Masks
NO Glass, Cans, Cups, or Coolers
NO Markers, Pens, or Spray Paint
NO Large Chains or Spiked Jewelry
NO Stickers, Flyers, or Posters
NO Hard Balls, Frisbees
NO Tents, Large Umbrellas, Chairs, or Blankets
NO Backpacks Over 12″x12″ (except Camelbacs)
NO Bota Bags
NO Large Purses or Bags (Anything over 12″×12″)
NO Open Cigarettes, Lipstick, Chapstick, or Tampons (Upon entry)
NO Outside Food, Beverage, or Alcohol
NO Knives, Firearms, Pepper Spray, Fireworks, or Weapons of Any Kind
NO Toy Weapons or Real Weapons of Any Kind
NO Professional Cameras – SLR or Detachable Lens
NO Video or Audio Equipment
NO Native American Headdresses
The following is allowed into the venue:
OK Small Bags and Purses (maximum 12″×12″ inches)
OK Reusable Insomniac Aluminum Water Bottles (must be empty upon entry)
OK Camelbaks (empty upon entry)
OK Fanny Packs
OK Non-Professsional Still Cameras
OK Cell Phones
OK Small, Personal Umbrellas
OK Sealed Packs of Cigarettes
OK Sealed / Wrapped Tampons
OK Sealed Packs of Gum
OK Sealed Chapstick and Lipgloss
OK Removable Bandanas
OK String Glowstick / LED Poi is permitted by must be performed 5′ from others (Please be responsible!)
OK Glowing / Illuminated Costumes or Jewelry
OK Hula Hoops (especially LED hoops)
OK Festival Totems (Pool Noodles or Lights, hollow decorated poles) See below for more info
OK Inflatables (deflated upon entry)
OK Flags/Banners or Handmade signs (no corporate or company-branded ones)
OK Handheld camera devices (eg Sony Action Cam, GoPro)
OK Plush Backpacks
OK GoPro Extendable Poles
OK Disposable E-cigs/Nicotine Vaporizer pens are OK, but none with refillable chambers containing visible liquid
OK Sealed, Unopened Hand Sanitizing Wipes
Festival Totem Guidelines
Decorated festival ‘totems’ are okay to bring
– Maximum 10ft tall
– Must be made from lightweight material (eg foam, PVC / no solid metal)
– Collapsable camera telescoping extenders that follow the above guidelines are OK (lightweight/hollow aluminum/polycarbonate)
– PVC, Light Wood, Aluminium poles must be no thicker than 1″ diameter
– Decorated pool noodles work great for easy entrance through security
– Inflatables attached to totems must be deflated upon entry.
Please note that any items that are deemed dangerous may not be admitted into the event.
Getting to Crush Arizona
From Phoenix Metro Area – Rawhide is located off of Interstate 10 near Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino in Chandler. Your best bet is either driving yourself or carpooling with friends. No matter where you’re coming from in the Valley, you’ll want to get to the I-10 East and take Exit 162 at Wild Horse Pass Boulevard unless otherwise specified. Head west from there and follow the signs to Rawhide.
From Tucson – Rawhide is located off of Interstate 10 near Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino in Chandler. Your best bet is either driving yourself or carpooling with friends. Take the I-10 west from Tucson until you reach the border of the Phoenix Metro/Chandler area. Take exit 162 for Wild Horse Pass Boulevard unless otherwise specified. Head west from there and follow the signs to Rawhide.
Parking – Parking will be available for $10 (cash only) per car or $40 premium parking in the designated Crush AZ parking lot.
Drop off/Pick up – We will have a taxi line and you can avoid surge charges by taking one.
Important Things and FAQs
A valid ID will be required to enter along with a scannable ticket (either hard or printed copy). Visit the box office on site, day of if you do not have a ticket. Visit our FAQ for general information.
All tickets must be printed clearly in order to be scanned upon entry. Our scanners will only be able to read a ticket on a phone if the screen is uncracked and the brightness is turned all the way up.
Doors open at 5:00PM each day. There are a lot of performers, so early arrival is highly recommended. The event ends at 2:30AM.
If your tickets are Will Call Only, you will be required to present the credit card used to purchase the tickets online as well as an ID with a matching name in order to pick up your tickets at the festival Box Office. The festival Box Office will open at 5pm on 2/18. Patrons will not be able to pick up tickets without a credit card and ID. No refunds will be given.
All ticket sales are final. Please note that management reserves the right, without the refund of any portion of the ticket purchase price, to refuse admission to or eject any person whose conduct is deemed by management to be disorderly, who uses vulgar or abusive language, or who fails to comply with these or other management rules. Patrons who are clearly intoxicated or under the influence of drugs will not be admitted.
For any other questions you may have, please refer to our FAQ section on the event website here!
Get your last minute tickets to Crush Arizona here >> CrushMusicFestival.com