Swimwear Trends for Spring and Summer 2015

Swimwear is definitely considered rave appropriate gear during the sweltering summer months. What with all of the music festivals, camping trips and pool parties, there will be ample time to rock a bikini or one piece. Even though it’s basically a tiny strip of cloth that barely covers your unmentionables, bathing suits can be notoriously difficult to shop for. We’ve scoped out four current trend in swimwear for the spring and summer of 2015.

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On Supping Through Baja, Mexico

Electronic dance music is more than just a trend, it’s the soundtrack to the digital revolution. That includes the blurring or cultural lines via lighting fast communication on the Internet and the ability to travel all over the world. Let’s start our new travel column off with a place close to home. And what better way to explore it than balanced precariously over a pod of killer whales on your new paddle board? (Supping is the water sport of the digital revolution.)

 

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Common Mistakes to Make on Pinterest

If you’re reading this, you may have managed to set up a Pinterest account for yourself or your business. I hope you were able to fill out your Pinterest profile correctly. Otherwise I’m surprised you made it to this web page. Now it is time to build the brand with engaging social media posts and top quality web content. You should avoid these common pitfalls when starting out on Pinterest.

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Five Biggest Illegal Pot Grows in Recent History

It’s tempting to get off the grid and enjoy nature every once and awhile, but if you’re considering a grow operation then think again. Illegal pot grows are discovered by the park service on a fairly regular basis in North America. These massive fields often have campsites complete with processing stations, dining areas and toilets. It’s enough to make you want to go camping – unless the growers are packing automatic weapons.

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Best Free MP3 Downloads for Winter 2014/2015

Picking EDM in the winter is different from the other times of the year. It’s really cold, there’s Christmas music playing everywhere you go and people want to hear something chill and mystical – even if they don’t know it. The following list includes one hour and 20 minutes of free MP3 downloads. Featuring free music downloads from A-Trak, Diplo, Flume, Four Tet and more. Plus a bunch of producers you have never heard of so that we don’t look like posers. Congratulations artists!

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What Is a Mashup? Pt. 2: Random People’s Mashups

What is a mashup? Before I finish my mashup opus – not delusional, just really vain – I wanted to learn more about mashup artists that came before me. Personally I enjoy mashup tracks a lot because they have a lush, full sound that’s just great. It’s kind of like listening to a symphony or Arcade Fire because there are so many instruments and samples in question.

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What Is a Mashup?

The mashup is a relatively new style of remix that is gaining popularity. Since all DJ’s mix beats it’s difficult to point out an original mashup artist or track. All we can do is vaguely define the analogous blob in our minds that is a genre of music. Therefore it is not correct to assume that a mashup has to be narrowly defined in a single style of production such as pop, like some fascist mashup parties do. See the examples below!

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3 Terrible Pieces of Advice People Give About Writing

The online market for freelance writers has peaked as more companies are outsourcing their copy writing to contractors. The lure of working remotely has its advantages for some. Others have found a new economic niche that they fit into on the Internet. Alongside the new industry comes a host of blogs dedicated to the business of writing in the digital age. Copyblogger, Hub Pages, Writer’s Digest and hundreds more traffic in advice on how to make money by blogging online.

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“Canna-Bass” Hash Up Music Video

Not to seem like a total weed freak, but c’mon I did go to Berkeley. The Dirty Electro show is off to a promising start with the “Canna-Bass” Hash Up Music Video now streaming on YouTube. This episode combines your favorite weed related songs in the musical styles of EDM, electro, trap, bass, dubstep and grime; with retro anti-marijuana public service announcements, psychedelic imagery and funny cannabis related cartoons. Plus an original mash up by me, Black Betty. That’s a three dimensional video X reggae song X drum and bass track remix. Is that enough for you? Is it?!

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Sexy Halloween Costumes You Won’t Find at the Store

Halloween is possibly the best time of year to attend a warehouse rave or EDM nightclub. Not only do you have to decide what to wear up the club, but you also need to pick out a Halloween costume. The best costumes are not bought at the Halloween store, unless you need some low cost props. It’s a good idea to incorporate clothes you already have, or buy a new outfit consisting of apparel you can wear all season. Then add freaky accessories from a superstore for the fancy special effects.

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Best Free Music Downloads of Fall 2014

These aren’t my friends’ free music downloads. (Although I kind of wish they were.) We’ve got an hour and 20 minutes of tunes from the likes of A-Trak, Drake, Steve Aoki, Disclosure and more! These represent some of the best free mp3 downloads this fall in the EDM industry. Break out the corduroys and flannel shirts because this is the best free music to drop during the fall of 2014.

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Who Would Win in a Fight Between Kissy Sell Out & Proxy?

I hope you’ll join us this Friday night on September 5, 2014, for one of the best shows they’ve had at Control Avalon all season! Held every Friday night at the legendary Avalon Hollywood theater, Control is one of the most notorious dirty electro and bass parties on the West Coast. If you’re in So-Cal be sure to attend this epic set featuring Proxy, Kissy Sell Out, Sharooz, Craig Williams and Sam Hiller. This event is brought to you by Whitelite Productions and Giant Presents. Check out the flyer below.

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EDM Fashion Inspiration for the Fall of 2014

Going to an EDM festival this autumn? EDM is the new rock n roll. The hardcore raver girls will be out there in pasties and fishnets. So you’re going to have to skank it up a little if you want to compete, bitch. This would not apply if you are under the age of 18 years old, or possibly have religious traditions to observe.

Here at Black Betty Blog we love fashion, but don’t talk about it enough in wake of important stuff that actually matters. However, there is a lack of credible sources of club fashion (<Cough> hookers and straight men <cough, cough>.) on the Internet. People like these are the reason that fluffies continue to exist. But did you know that if you don’t talk about or wear fluffies ever, then they lose their power to torture us?

This is our first installment of EDM fashion inspiration for the fall of 2014!

The Tomboy/Homegirl

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Show them all what foolish fools they really are with an embroidered beanie and red flannel shirt. Cord stretch pants come in multiple colors and work well for the cooler months. Trap music and progressive house fans alike can enjoy a Turnt.Up diamond necklace, marijuana wayfarers and booties with low heels. Try wearing the Thirst Trap crop top with a tissue thin bralette. Then be a total bitch to anyone that even glances at your chest.

Go-Go Disco Inferno

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Go-go disco inferno! This would be a good look for an upscale house venue where a dress and heels is the go-to affair. (At some places it’s even a requirement.) With a gold sequin dress your clothing is your jewelery. Add gold platform pumps and long dangle earrings, and you’ll be the shiniest one at the club. We recommend investing in a well made pair of heels if you want to be dancing and not limping to Urgent Care.

The Hot Nerdy Chick

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The hot nerdy chick always seems to come out of the woodwork when there is a mystery to solve or an indie dance music concert to attend. Luckily for her the pleated mini skirt and thick cable knit sweater is a hot look right now, and brand name sneakers go with practically everything. With these thigh high socks and over sized hipster glasses, she might even get the hero’s attention at the end of the day.

HARD Day of the Dead

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This is a special look book inspired by the HARD Day of the Dead Music Festival in Pomona, California. But if you aren’t in the LA metropolitan area, I guess you could wear it to a barbeque on November 1st, provided your dead relatives approve. It’s still hot in southern California during early November. Crochet shorts and a bikini top are considered acceptable costumes for EDM festivals. Buy a flower headband crown or do-it-yourself.

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Top Free Music Downloads for Summer 2014

It’s really hot outside, there’s a drought and the forest might catch on fire at any moment. That means it must be the summer of 2014. These are the 16 hottest free electronic dance music downloads we could find to listen to this summer. That’s an entire compilation of summer songs to help you forget that most ancient civilizations were ended by droughts.

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