It seems like the Dutch have taken over electronic music, doesn’t it? Tiesto, Armin, Ferry…Afrojack, Chuckie, Sidney Samson…catch my drift? No? Hardwell, R3hab, Quintino, ok you get the point. What started off as a nation dedicated to trance, it slowly made electro-house its leading export. Bingo Players have been one of the biggest, well, players in bringing the nation’s unique music style to the forefront.2012 was a big year for them; “L’amour” brought their popularity to new heights, and “Cry(Just A Little)” was reworked and released by Flo Rida on his album Wild Ones. “Don’t Blame The Party” and “Out Of My Mind” were huge bangers that capped an already huge 2012. And as I’m sure you can imagine, they’ve been in high demand touring around the world. 2013 is going to be another big year for Bingo Players, so i’m sure they’ll want to set the tone early when they stop by New York City this Friday at Webster Hall. Girls & Boys parties are always a good time, so get your tickets here, and we’ll see you there.
Coming off an unbelievable 2012, Krewella takes their ‘Play Hard Tour’ to the legendary Pacha. The Chicago trio is comprised of Jahan Yousaf, Yasmine Yousaf and Rain Man. In 2012 they released hit tracks ‘Alive’, ‘Killin It’, and ‘Feel me’. Krewella recently released their ‘Troll Mix Volume 2-Road To Ultra‘ to celebrate their appearance coming in March at UMF. The Dubstep group features the vocals of the ladies along with one of a kind beats that make the group totally original. The three have been on tour for months and throw the craziest shows with their young energetic vibes. Making their first appearance at the famed Pacha NYC, look for Krewella to throw one of the best parties Pacha has seen in a while.We can not wait to hear them drop ‘Alive’, igniting the Pacha crowd into a frenzy. With the exquisite sound system and original beats by Krewella, this will be a night that you should not miss. Get your tickets while you still can here!
This Friday, Oregon based producer Emancipator is coming to New York City courtesy of Live 4 Live Music, Mr. Bugsly Presents, and of course Live Nation. Irving Plaza is one of NYC’s historic venues and I’m sure it’ll be wall-to-wall with the eager faces of Douglas Appling’s fans. Since releasing his debut album 2006 and starting to perform live in 2009, Appling has cultivated a devoted fanbase who love his music. And what music it is. Emancipator is in the same sonic family as acts like Big Gigantic, STS9 or Pretty Lights; fusing strange and wonderful samples (like birds chirping), with crisp percussion and beautiful melodies. His live act also features his frequent collaborator Ilya Goldberg playing the violin, providing a truly unique element to his performances. Emancipator is one of those guys that picked up an instrument when he was a little kid and never looked back. His music reflects the diversity, skill and talent that comes with having been a multi-instrumentalist all of his life and it’s a truly wonderful thing to experience. He also just dropped his new album Dusk to Dawn yesterday which features lead single “Minor Cause” with a haunting, moving video directed by fellow Portland artist Ben Moon.
Supporting him on this tour stop are Random Rab and Tor who both have their own extremely unique musical presences but are definitely right at home sharing a tour bus and a stage with Emancipator. Tor just released a new album this past December called Drum Therapy and is Appling’s first signee to his Loci Records label. Friday is definitely going to be fun with funky sounds and fresh beats to make sure you stay moving all night. Go here for tickets and we’ll see you on Friday!
On January 10th New York City nightclub, Cielo, began celebrating their 10th anniversary with 3-weeks of appearances from some of the best DJs in the world. , Cielo has partnered with The Martinez Brothers, Wolf & Lamb vs Soul Clap, and many others. Although, there is an outlier on their long list of talented DJs, and that is New York City house/techno legend, Victor Calderone. Get tickets here
As previously stated, Victor Calderone is a legend; He has been running the New York City techno/house music game since the 1980’s(back when New York City was considered the Mecca of the industry). He has a resume of residencies that is longer than his set at Apocalypse, and he also happens to be good friends with Madonna. Now, Calderone is poised to man the decks of the club Beatport claims to have “the #1 soundsystem in America.”
Every night spent at Cielo is a night to remember. Every night spent listening to the tunes of Victor Calderone is a night to remember. Combine the two this Thursday, January 24, and the result can only be described using one word: legendary. With memories of New Year’s Eve fresh in our head, Calderone is returning to The City That Never Sleeps to remind us why he has reached that level.
It’s Sunday again. Monday is starting to rear it’s ugly head and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. What are we to do? Break up the routine and take a trip to the west side of Manhattan to see English songstress Ellie Goulding at Terminal 5. You all know “Lights” (especially the Bassnectar remix) and her high profile relationship with Skrillex but there’s a whole lot more to Ellie than her past work with other people. This is the first leg of the Halcyon Days tour and listen to what Goulding herself said to mTV, “I’m so excited to start touring my new album Halcyon properly,” and it doesn’t hurt that the singer is known for passionate, engaging, live performances. Ellie Goulding is a storyteller and is very genuine about wanting to create music that connects deeply with her audience. Give a listen to any of the cuts off Halcyon (Hal-cee-yon) and you’ll understand. The lead single, “Anything Could Happen” (you might’ve heard it in that commercial for Dr. Dre’s Beats headphones) or her collab with dance floor dynamo Calvin Harris “I Need Your Love” show both her range and her ability to create foot stomping songs with powerful lyrics. She’s not new, you know about her, but you’ve probably listened to more remixes with her voice on them then songs of hers. Do yourself a favor and try the real thing, unadulterated Ellie at Terminal 5. You won’t be disappointed. Get your tickets she’s playing two nights, Monday and Tuesday.
Verboten welcomes back BPM survivors with a stellar lineup starring Lee Foss! As if that wasn’t enough, the show is also set up nicely with the help of Subb-an and Jozif. A night that is guaranteed to be filled with deep bass lines and tons of dancing. Headliner and Verboten favorite, Lee Foss, is widely known to bring a night of great music consisting of that Hot Natured flavor. As often as Lee graces NYC with his presence, the anticipation and excitement is always the same. Alongside comes Subb-an, a name that you have surely seen get bigger through out the last few years and if the chance to see him ever presents itself – don’t miss it! Being supported by head honchos like Seth Troxler and carrying the win of “Best Breakthrough DJ” in 2011, it is clear that Subb-an is shining in the dance music world. The lineup is topped off with Jozif, another UK-bred DJ that has surely made a name for himself over the years. On top of being recently announced to do the next installment of the anticipated Balance Series – it is clear that the UK is a hot spot for great deep house producer/DJs. Yet again, Verboten hits us with another great party insured with great memories (and music, of course).
Get your ticket here!
Jon Gooch is the man behind Feed Me and he is more talented than you are. It’s okay, don’t be upset. He’s more talented than most of us mere mortals. Aside from making his own brand of amazing boundaryless music, Gooch draws and designs the Feed Me character (a little green goblin with a shit-eating grin) as well as designed his incredible light show known as ‘Teeth’. Feed Me and the man behind it are about making music a journey and the ‘Teeth’ become a part of that journey truly allowing the DJ (who will also mix lighting clips for the ‘Teeth’ while mixing music) to transport his audience.
His style can’t truly be pinned down but for a sampling of range you might check his brand new Death by Robot EP which features tracks with elements of dubstep, electro, drum n’ bass, fund and disco. Or check out his collaboration with the Crystal Fighters “Love Is All I Got” an indie pop/rock electro-dub track that tells an awesome story. Or better yet, just check him out in a couple weeks at Webster Hall where he’s playing with Mord Fustang. Originally scheduled for one night the city clamored for more and Alex English and the GBH crew made another night happen. You can check him out, WITH TEETH on Saturday or Sunday.
Feed Me – Death By Robot
This Saturday, January 19, Live City and dBerrie will meet again for a night of funk in The City That Never Sleeps. This past October, dBerrie headlined Capitale with Live City providing the opening set, and it ended up being a Halloween for the ages. I can say with a lot of confidence that this weekend will be very similar.
Both artists have progressed a lot since that cold October night. Back in November dBerrie graced the decks of Pacha NYC during their Help Heal New York event on November 14th. That same night he shared a stage with Afrojack, Erick Morillo and Danny Tenaglia to name a few. It’s also just been announced that dBerrie is going on tour with Deniz Koyu and Danny Avila with Kirill Was Here taking photos. The Generation Wild Tour is sure to be crazy so get a little taste of dBerrie before he hits the rest of the country.
Live City on the other hand has spent a lot time in the studio recently, pumping out heaters. Clearly it’s paying off, because some of the respected veteran producers are starting to take notice. Just two days ago Tommie Sunshine showed a lot of support to Live City’s new track “Justified”(see below) by tweeting “GRAB THIS NOW!”, and linking to their soundcloud.
Both of these artists are New York natives on the brink of stardom; dBerrie a whiz on the decks, and Live City, two very diligent producers. It won’t be long before both of these artists are headlining big stages, so come check them out now, and be one of the people that can say “I remember when they played at Santos Party House.”
Danny Avila – Breaking Your Fall (dBerrie Remix)
Live City – Justified
Live City – No More Funk
On Wednesday January 16th one of 2012’s hottest names Zedd will be appearing at the Highline Ballroom on Manhattan’s west side, just off the famed railway turned park. Fresh off a Letterman appearance, Rukes seeming to follow his every move at Stereosonic, his numerous production credits (with artists like the Biebs) and an amazing debut album Clarity; 2012 was a good year for Anton Zaslavski. MTV happens to agree and is bringing Zedd to the city as part of showcase of young artists along with Jessie Ware, Twenty One Pilots, and Robert DeLong. The HLB is a fun venue that hosts all kinds of events and has a very intimate feel that is perfect for an event like this. Get tickets and more info here
No stranger to NYC or Webster Hall, Moombahton master Dillon Francis returns to Webster for another 2 nights. He is to be accompanied by guests GTA, Anamanaguchi, and Gents & Jawns. With fan-favorites like Masta Blasta and Bootleg Fireworks, Dillon is sure to put on an unforgettable performance for all those who attend. His performance on Saturday is 19 or older, however for younger fans, the Sunday performance is open to anybody 16 or older. Be sure not to miss this one.