Garuda label boss Gareth Emery tore up the beach at Governors Island in August, and he is returning to NYC tomorrow to get behind the decks at midtown club Lavo. It would certainly behoove you to check out what a lifelong love of trance has done towards shaping Emery into one of the more dynamic and engaging performers out there right now. Dare his sets even be described as entrancing, because that’s certainly what they are.
Young Danny Avila spun his way like a whirlwind through NYC last week, marking his first trip to the Big Apple with style with a first gig in honor of Fashion Week. In the city that never sleeps, it’s still easy to blink an eye and miss any number of events and talented artists in an information blitz. But there was no way to ignore the fact that Danny Avila came to town – from professed tech heads to progressive house gurus his name was on the tip of everyone’s tongue as a result of his larger than life presence.
Danny kicked off the week last Wednesday at the Stone Rose Lounge in Columbus Circle, the official lounge of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. All things considered, the glittering spot boasting panoramic views of Central Park is not the typical venue associated with house music, but the industry came to see Danny get behind the decks for the first time in NYC. He didn’t disappoint displaying charisma and deft during his two hour set, rife with electro house favorites. Not a bad warm up for his opening set for Kaskade at Lavo the next evening.
Friday afternoon Danny visited SiriusXM in midtown to celebrate being not only the newest but the youngest resident on SiriusXM Electric Area. Not bad for a kid who isn’t even of university age yet. He played to a crowd of fans in the studio’s signature fishbowl studio for his ‘Ready To Jump’ show. If you missed it, his set will be rebroadcast today at 4:00 PM as a special edition of his weekly show on SiriusXMâ€™s Electric Area.
Next off, Danny closed down the house at Pacha NYC, opening with a Alesso – Raise Your Head versus Quintino – Epic bootleg that made the crowd go nuts. As at his previous gigs, Danny looked like he belonged in the booth – even one as famed as Pacha’s. Perhaps his rep as the Justin Bieber of EDM befits him, with his stance that of a natural performer despite his age.
Project 46, a duo out of Canada that exploded on the progressive scene recently, and Dubvision, the Dutch duo who made a splash back in February with their track ‘All By Myself‘ are joining forces this week with their release ‘You & I.’ The track was scooped up by Sander Van Doorn as his number one track in Identity 143 and hit big with its euphoric chord progression and vocals. Spinnin’ Records, where both artists are currently residing, is releasing the track today for all the progressive house lovers out there. If you missed the track back in August, take a listen below and be sure to support these two up-and-comers by grabbing their track on Beatport.
Project 46 will be making their Lavo NYC debut this Thursday so definitely get your butt to Midtown to check them out – guaranteed they will play this track, although they won’t be the first as Kaskade opened with it there last Thursday.
The last time Dash Berlin made a visit to Lavo, he kept the fun going into the wee hours of Christmas Day as the headliner for the club’s Christmas Eve party. If you were stuck at home in an ugly, itchy sweater with the family that evening, reverse your FOMO and check out the Dutch trance man tomorrow when he returns to the midtown house music den.
DB is well known for his ‘dashups’ including the one below that juxtaposes his track with ATB ‘Apollo Road’ versus Niki and The Dove’s ‘DJ Ease My Mind.’ He has a handy knack for creating unique trance infused bootlegs that never fall flat during a live show.
Dash Berlin with ATB vs. Niki And The Dove – DJ Ease My Apollo Road
Most recently Dash held a big show on Governors Island with a few close friends, and he will be returning in just a week for a set at Electric Zoo on the main stage Sunday at 3:30 PM. Make it a priority to check him out during at least one of his appearances in the Big Apple in the coming days.
Morten Breum, of Danish god status, today released his newest progressive house track ‘Larva’ exclusively on Beatport. Following up on his dubstep collaboration with fellow Danes Pegboard Nerds, ‘Larva’ certainly fits more cozily into the nook of the electro and house that one can normally expect from Breum.
Now a resident of LA, Breum was THE biggest DJ in Denmark prior to his relocation, even playing for the royal wedding of the crown prince of the country. That’s something that most American DJs can’t even dream about. ‘Larva’ is rumored to be the first of 15 tracks that Breum plans to release this year and he is setting the bar high from the get go. A steady, building progressive lead-in kicks up halfway through the tune and doesn’t abate. Don’t waste another second before listening and purchasing what is likely to be Breum’s breakthrough track on the American scene.
Morten Breum â€“ Larva
So, you’re not at Coachella – so what! Porter Robinson is making his Lavo debut Thursday, followed by a return of legend Bob Sinclar to the decks.
Porter is hot hot hot these days, coming off very successful performances at Ultra and Coachella. Porter walks a fine line between melodic trance and banging electro, as exhibited in his latest release ‘Language‘ which has come off to great acclaim, including play from Pete Tong during his Essential Selection.
Bob Sinclar needs little introduction – the last time he was at Lavo the place was on fire for many, many hours. So don’t miss that one and why should you, it will be the weekend already! That is, unless you partied too hard with Porter the night before.
Belgium brothers Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike create arena smashing tunes that will definitely resonate powerfully in the small environs of Lavo this evening. Dimitri & Mike have made a big impact on the scene, crafting the anthems for Tomorrowland two years in a row – the festival that occurs feet away from their childhood home. Now the duo are constantly on the road tearing it up. Next month they will be traveling with Steve Aoki’sDeadmeat tour across the US.
Rumor has it Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano are the male version of Nervo. There are some glaring similarities – both come in duo form; one has short hair, the other flowing locks; both make electronic music; and of course both pairs are unfathomably handsome. Anyhow, comparisons aside, Dutch crossover stars Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano are making another headlining stop at Lavo this evening for what will surely be a raucous evening of beats. Their recent remix of TiÃ«stoâ€™s classic Lethal Industry is, excuse the pun, deadly. Since these guys have been a pair EO has been wanting to see again for quite a bit, so be sure to see the crew in attendance at Lavo, Midtown’s best lair of music, this evening.