Road to X Games Aspen: Episode 1

There's a new twist to X Games this year: music all weekend long. But how do these performers prepare for the demanding role of official X Games MUSIC talent -- and for the frozen Aspen stage?

Aspen, Colo., at the tail end of January: It ain't warm. Still, some pretty killer acts manage to brave the cold each year at X Games to rock an outdoor stage or two and give you good reason to clap your mitten-clad hands together. [Last year's 50 Cent impromptu performance, anyone?]

Starting in 2013, though, you'll want to plan your layering strategy in advance. The X Fest Stage will be host to not one, but two acts at X Games Aspen that are guaranteed to get your booty in motion and keep your core temperature up. Kicking things off Jan. 26, is Scottish DJ Calvin Harris. He's followed Jan. 27 by Diplo project Major Lazer. Both performers will take the stage at 4:15 p.m.

We all know winter athletes train all season to compete at X Games, hitting the gym and logging hours on the chairlift. But how can these electronic-music masterminds get ready to break beats in a blizzard? Check the video above for tips.

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