Relentless Beat of the Week: Excision & Jessica Audiffred – ‘Rise’ ft. Leah Culver
December 9, 2022
December 9, 2022
Do you feel the change in the winds? A sort of murkiness in the air. Do you hear the wolfs howling in the night and the hollow clank of bones rising from the ground? I think we all know what this means: Halloween has arrived and so has our latest festival, BOO! AZ ?
BOO AZ Lineup Trailer
Coming together with the ever so infamous event production company from California, Insomniac, we are providing you a night full of all the most blood-chilling bass music you can find today. Among this year’s performers are Knife Party, Excision, Snails, NGHTMRE, Ghastly, G Jones, Wuki, and Bijou.
We also have some great partners to share with you all including some food, some art, and some charitable efforts. In addition, don’t forget to be on a look out for our Relentless Rangers who will be out and about in full force, making a much more prominent showing than ever before! Without further-ado, we dive into our Official Relentless Beats Complete Guide to BOO! AZ 2016 >>
Meet Your Boo! Line-Up:
Knife Party: Knife Party is an Australian electronic dance music duo. They formed from two members of the drum and bass band Pendulum, Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen. Initially Knife Party started off as a side project between Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen to make “evil” electronic dance music where they were ranked at #53 on DJ Magazine’s annual Top 100 DJs poll, #22 on thedjlist, and #9 based on 2013–14 data conducted by Topple Track and JustGo Music. They have also worked with other artists such as Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia, Steve Aoki, MistaJam, deadmau5, Hardwell, Foreign Beggars, I See MONSTAS, Tom Staar and Tom Morello.
Excision: Jeff Abel, better known by his stage name Excision, is a Canadian producer and DJ. Probably best known for how many necks he has snapped at his shows, Excision makes some of the absolute dirtiest Dubstep that you will ever hear. It’s a little rumor that he can’t play at certain venues because he will blow the power out from over overly-driven bass wobbles blowing from the subwoofers, and in fact one time a while ago he may have done that at an event in Arizona. He just put out his Shambala Mix a couple weeks ago that has been having everybody go crazy. Check it out for yourself below and see what we mean!
Snails: ‘SNAILS’ (A.K.A. Frédérik Durand) is a Montreal-based producer and DJ who pushes a forward-thinking brand of dance music combining hip-hop rhythms, dirty bass lines and off-kilter sound design. A member of the Kannibalen Records family, which is Black Tiger Sex Machine’s label, Snails released his first tracks in 2012. Since then he has amassed a burgeoning fanbase of snail-heads and bass-lovers from all over. His latest tracks that have all gone viral including, “Deep In The Night” with Pegboard Nerds, “Happy Hour” with Botnek and his “FUK UR MGMT” remix blend hypnotic melodies, huge drops and mind-bending sample manipulation into a tight, dance-floor friendly package.
NGHTMRE: NGHTMRE absolutely blew onto the scene faster than anybody else we have seen before. Some would say he arrived the day Skrillex made his ID the only unknown record in his 2015 Ultra set, a record that would go on to be arguably the biggest Trap song that summer. After playing his first headline gigs the week after, Tyler went on to hit almost every major festival in North America, including Lollapalooza, EDC Las Vegas, TomorrowWorld, Snow Globe, Freak Night, OMFG NYE, Moonrise, Contact Music Festival, and LifeInColor Festival. Since then he has collaborated with some of the biggest names Flosstradamus, Pegboard Nerds, Flux Pavillion, Dillon Francis, and so so many more.
Ghastly: If you don’t know Ghastly, also known as David Lee Crow, then you MUST read this section right here! If you don’t know our main man Ghastly grew up in Arizona out on a farm with about 650 cows and a variety of other animals surrounding him at all times. In fact, every once and a while David will post a photo of 8 year old him holding a chicken or something humorous. Anyways the dude has always been an entertainer because schools would take field trips to his farm and he would make friends with everyone else who came through. He would put on music and throw a dance party right there in the barn! After that he moved to a band called The Irish Front in High School where he was the lead vocalist. Then he quickly found his way over to electronic music and soon after finding a deep passion for this type of music the kid took his van and moved out to California to go chase a dream. All in all, the kid is one of the nicest you will ever meet and we are insanely happy that he is coming back to his home town to do his thing.
G Jones: Greg Jones, known as his stage name G Jones, is an electronic music producer. He appeared on the scene about just over a year ago when he released his “Krabby Patty Secret Formula” track that combines just about every influence of music you could hear today. Hip-hop, latin, electronic, dubstep, bass music, whatever it is you want to call it, it’s a big melting pot of everything we all love. G Jones has also been around and gotten to work with several artists such as EPROM, Bassnectar, Bleep Bloop, Pitter Patter, and many more.
Wuki: In an ever-growing field of DJs and producers, uniqueness and ingenuity are what make heads turn. Kris Barman AKA Wuki, has tackled this feat with his brand of electro, techno, dutch house, and bass music. Born half Indian and half German, he grew up listening to an eclectic grab-bag of music. This shows in his strange yet beautiful ethnic fusion of sounds to bring together one of the most high-energy melting pots of bass music we will ever hear today. Just recently the lad has remixed the ever so infamous Galantis to bring us one of the most uplifting and head thrashing tracks of the year. Using his signature bass house/Wuki sound the song will have you up on your feet in a matter of seconds with your friends.
Boo! 2016 Playlist
BOO! is making its Arizona debut, and the line up is so good, it’s scary.
To prepare yourselves for this spook-tacular evening filled with dark and filthy beats, we’ve conjured up your ultimate BOO! Arizona 2016 playlist:
From bass-heavy tracks to grimey dubstep and even some “Gud Vibrations,” this playlist gives you a little taste of everything. In it, you’ll find songs from each headliner: Wuki, G Jones,Ghastly, NGHTMRE, Snails, Excision, and Knife Party. You’ll also find some incredible collabs featuring Bassnectar, Herobust, Big Gigantic and more.
Whether you want to discover new tracks, or relive some classic favorites, this ultimate playlist has a little bit of something for everyone.
Food, Fun, and Philanthropy
BOO! will feature more than head-banging beats this weekend. There will be plenty of tricks and treats for attendees as well, providing a full festival experience:
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!
JB Games brings a carnival feel with games and prizes!
Check out Tee’s Concessions, which will be serving up pizza by-the-slice, burgers, curly fries, even mac & cheese with tasty toppings like bacon and lobster!
The Spinsterz will host a booth selling hoops, poi, and other LED accessories. Elite Wear will also be there selling LED glasses. These products are sure to make you stand out amongst the crowd!
Medical Marijuana Doctor will be there to inform people on how to get their medical card and what the procedure is.
Perhaps you’re looking for something to spice up your outfit, or thinking ahead to future shows— Freedom Rave Wear has you covered! Check out their booth for all your fashion needs!
Sketchy Letters (Anthony Isaac) has done live graffiti at past events such as Phoenix Lights and MDBP, and will be returning to make some dope visual art for BOO! Be sure to stop by his station and see what he’s working on or check out some of his past pieces!
Lokey will be on-site representing the Gila River Indian Community with his art spanning 20+ years as a graffiti artist and 10+ years as a graphic designer.
The Plastic Bottle Project returns for BOO! This project, based out of Phoenix, will be collecting recyclables through the venue. These recyclables get turned in for cash that goes directly towards creating lunch bags for the homeless population. At Mad Decent 250 lbs of plastic and 43 lbs of cans were recycled! Visit their booth to find out how you can get involved and to win Relentless Beats treats, like tickets to upcoming shows, RB gear, and VIP upgrades!
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 BOO! AZ, this time taking on the identity of a foraged cabin over-run by beings most creepy. 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 Safe in Sound ft. Borgore, RB Deep presents Will Clarke’s Barber Shop Tour, Gryffin’s Whole Heart Tour, and Never Say Die ft. Eptic, Must Die!, and Spag Heddy.
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!
If you’re not already, go ahead and give us a follow ?: relentlessbeats
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 BOO! AZ
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 for Wild Horse Pass Boulevard. 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. Head west from there and follow the signs to Rawhide.
Parking – Parking will be available for $10 per car in the designated BOO! AZ parking lot.
Hotels – Need a place to stay? We have partnerships with some of the most trendy and convenient hotels in the Valley! Check out our Hotel Partners below:
Arizona Grand Resort – Conveniently located 10 minutes from venue, save the hassle of traffic and long distance travel by booking here. Transportation to and from the venue is included in room rate. Book now: http://bit.ly/2b6H4g0
*Room reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t miss out on these special rates as rooms are limited.
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.
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 6pm on 10/15. 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. No re-entry will be permitted.
For any other questions you may have, please refer to our event FAQ page here!
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