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Recap: Beyonce, Phoenix, Public Enemy, Haim and more at Made In America day one

Beyonce | Photo by John Vettese
Beyonce | Photo by John Vettese
The opening day of the 2013 Made In America festival was jam packed with a wide variety of sounds and styles, from Haim kicking off the day at the festival’s Liberty Stage to EDM heavy hitter Porter Robinson making the crowd move on the Freedom Stage and tremendous headlining performance by Beyoncé.

Some of the amazing / exciting / unusual things we observed during the day: Philly’s Restorations rocked an impressive set on the Skate Park stage, with singer-guitarist Jon Loudon playing so hard that he cut his hand open and splattered blood all over his guitar. During Public Enemy‘s set, local teacher Heather Marcus was brought onstage to make an impassioned speech about the need to support public schools in Philadelphia. Alt-rock heros Imagine Dragons gave a propulsive, high-energy performance, while Phoenix delivered an impressive assortment of hits, deep cuts and bright stage lights. With all the Deadmau5 fans walking around the festival grounds during the day with imaginatively decorated mouse heads (one dude’s was done up like a disco ball), the Los Angeles via Toronto DJ’s set was a tremendous crescendo that set the stage well for Ms. Knowles’ incredible closing performance. Check out a massive photo recap in the gallery below, and follow XPN on Instagram to keep tabs on today’s action.

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6 EDM acts not to miss at this weekend’s Made in America Festival

Porter Robinson
Porter Robinson

The Made in America Festival hits the Ben Franklin Parkway this weekend, and the lineup is stacked with a huge assortment of electronic musicians. Deadmau5, the eccentric Empire of the Sun, and many more awesome and lesser-known artists will be turning the parkway into a dance party that weekend. These artists and DJs represent many different styles within the EDM scene, both musically and performance-wise. Get educated on some of the must-see acts below. Continue reading →

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Listen to a new track from Deadmau5 (playing Phily F/M Fest September 23rd)

“Professional Griefers” is the newest track from Canadian electro producer Joel Zimmerman, better known by most as Deadmau5. He debuted the track last earlier this month in Chicago at Lollapalooza, along with a new stage and light setup.

Deadmau5 will be playing the Philly F/M Festival on September 23rd at Festival Pier. Tickets are included in the four-day all-access badges to the festival, which cost $80 and are available here.

Have a listen to “Professional Griefers” below.

Also check out this video from Deadmau5’ evidently epic Lolla performance.

Deadmau5 – Professional Griefers from POSSIBLE on Vimeo.