Happy Valentines Day from Pachaholic to all those who celebrate. Whether you do or don’t, the latest Luvstep mix from Dirty South Joe & Flufftronix is sure to start your Thursday off proper. The duo hosted a live video Q&A session last night at 10:00 PM EST to answer questions about the release in addition to other music related content.
Following the Q&A, the mix was streamed live for all to hear – sounds that welcomed Valentines Day with a punch. ClubTapes released the mix at midnight, thus setting the Internet ablaze. Stream and download the mix below. Featuring sounds from Zedd, Ellie Goulding, M83 & more.
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This friday Pacha NYC will have the pleasure of hosting a night of pure mayhem. Warming up the night will be up and coming Trap and Dubstep star Carnage. Carnage is known for his remixes of Hardwell’s “Spaceman” and Showtek’s “Cannonball”. No newbie to the scene, Alvin Risk will take the stage and flawlessly mix his various styles of Dubstep, Electro, House, and Trap. This is a night you do not want to miss.
NY native dBerrie will rock the decks in Santos’ intimate booth and will be sure to drop his newest track, a powerful remix to Danny Avila’s “Breaking Your Fall”. An upcoming US tour with Avila and Deniz Koyu, releases on Ultra records and recognition from some of the biggest names in the industry have established dBerrie as a can’t-miss talent.
Openers Live City, with their hammer-dropping original tracks like “Justified” and “Welcome to the Madhouse” are rising stars in New York’s scene. You’ll be seeing their name a lot more in the months to come, that’s for certain.
Ever since the madness that was displayed on the closing day of Electric Daisy Carnival New York with their very own Jacked Stage and Afrojack closing out the festival, New York has been waiting for another Jacked event to come around again. When the announcement came out about Jacked NYE I knew it was something that couldn’t be missed. Afrojack absolutely killed in 2012 and bringing along his team of Quintino, Shermanology, R3hab and Bobby Burns to play in the massive space of Pier 94 this was only the making of a New Years show for the history books.
We arrived to Pier 94 at around 10 o’clock just as the sounds of Tommie Sunshine were hitting the speakers and starting of the night just right. The first track that I walked into him dropping was a awesome mash up of TJD “Ode To Oi” mashed with ACDC “Dynamite” which went together perfect and could not have went any harder. Being in NYC we knew this could not have been a show without someone dropping Firebeatz “Dear New York” to set off the crowd. For my first time seeing Mr. Sunshine live I was totally impressed and he killed it to open up the night! Tommie ended around 11:55 to bring in the New Year and let Afrojack Start off 2013 with his intro version of “Bangduck” to start off what would be a wild night. Afrojack tore up the first hour dropping bombs like his own “Annies Theme” “Rocker” and his new “Gangnam Style Remix“. The Jacked leader also dropped hits like “Who” by Plastik Funk & Tujamo, “Atom” by Nari & Milani and “Next Order” By Skrillex & Boyz Noize. Afrojack killed it for the first hour of 2013 and was not leaving because it was time to bring out the next member of Jacked and play back to back all night with each member of the team!
The next member of Jacked to hit the stage was none other then the “Epic” man himself Quintino. I have seen Quintino play twice before this, the first being at EDCNY and then again at Lit Ultrabar in Philly, he is one of my favorites so I was very excited to see him kill it once again. Opening with his and R3habs remix to Tiestos “Chasing Summers” Quintino was about to blow Pier 94 to the next level with Afrojack back to back. Together they rocked pier dropping tracks such as Afros “Take Over Control”, Quintinos Remix of “Bad Girls“, “Trigger” by W&W and Marcel Woods and MOTI mashup of Kid Cudi “Pursuit of Happiness” and Nicky Romeros “WTF“. Out of all the bangers that they dropped nothing compared to the way “Epic” set this place off. It was like it turned 12 o’oclock at New Years for the second time that night when it dropped at Pier and it was only going to get crazier from here on.
At around 2am after Quintino threw down a wild set with Afrojack, it was time for the sounds of Shermanology to grace us all. I was looking extremely forward to seeing Shermanology having missed them at EDCNY but I love the fact that they DJ and do live vocals as well. They came out hard and heavy hitting us with tracks such as “Cannonball” by Showtek, “Million Atoms to Apologize” Hardwell vs Thomas Gold Edit, and one of my personal favorite tracks “Respeki Di Women” by SkitzoFenix. They also performed live vocals when dropping tracks like “Blessed” that they did with Avicii and “Titanium” by David Guetta. This night was so far unforgettable but what would be a set with Afrojack and Shermanology without dropping and singing their vocals live to there number 1 hit “Cant Stop Me“. Pier 94 was being rocked by the sounds of the Jacked crew and still had 2 more members to hit the stage to kill it and keep the music going strong.
At around 3am it was time for Bobby Burns to come hit us all with some of those Jacked beats we all love. Ever since seeing him live at EDCNY I thought Bobby Burns plays a absolute great set with a unique list of tracks so I was excited for him to get in to the booth. With Afrojack still on stage going back to back with all these artists it could not have been a better intro for Bobby Burns with him and Afro opening with their hit and one of my personal favorites “GhettoBlaster“. Bobby also dropped tracks like his original track “Next” and his and Afrojacks ” Real High“. The one part of Bobbys set that I loved was hearing his new track “MontBlanc” this track heavily supported by Tiesto and is set to release January 21st and sure to be a missive hit. It was starting to get late but it was not even close to end the night.
At around 4am we all knew it was time to check ourselves in to R3HAB. As late as it was getting nobody in pier was getting tired. The sounds of “Sending My Love” hit the speakers and we all knew it was time! The Vocals of that went straight into the new hard hitting track by R3hab and ZROQ “Skydrop” which set off pier 94 into a frenzy. He kept the madness going by dropping Swedish House Mafias “Antidote” and “Miami 2 Ibiza“, Zedds “Shotgun“, and Knife Partys “Rage Valley“. R3hab also dropped his own tracks such as his remix to Calvin Harris “Bounce” and “Well Be Coming Back” and also his track with Shermanology “Living For The City“. R3hab kept us rocking until 5am when Bobby Burns hit the stage again to close out the massive New Yeats Eve Show.
Bringing in the new year with the Jacked crew was a moment like no other. They had a crowd of over 10,000 singing and dancing for eight hours strong with no stopping. 2012 was a huge year for Afrojack and his Jacked crew and who only knows what 2013 has in store for them. All we can say is that we hope its going to be a bigger year then this one which means its going to be a massive year in 2013! We would like to thank Afrojack, Quintino, R3hab, Shermanology and Bobby Burns for such an eventful night to welcome in the new year!
After one of the most memorable nights of the year at the Pier of Fear at Pier 94, Otto Knows made his return to the city that never sleeps, to host a party that would be talked about until the next time he made his way back to the New York City area. Otto Knows always brings an amazing turn out of people because it is almost as if everybody knows of the young Sweedes original songs and remixes.
When Otto Knows took the decks, everyone in attendance flooded the dance floor, and the flashes of everyone’s phones lit up the main floor as they began videoing the phenomenal introduction of his very own smash remix of Dada Life’s, Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker with the lyrics from Robin S’s, Show Me Love, which set an energy filled tone for the night, and when the beat dropped there was not a single person in the club not dancing their heart out, which continued all night long. Otto Knows kept everyone happy, dancing, and singing by playing tracks like Gregor Salto’s, Azumba, Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso’s, Calling, Swedish House Mafia’s, Don’t You Worry Child, Zedd’s, Spectrum, and a mash up of Tujamo & Plastik Funk’s, WHO with Daft Punk’s, Technologic. The song selection Otto Knows chose was so widely spread across the many sub-genres of electronic dance music. His set also included John Dahlback’s, Comet, Avicii and Nicky Romero’s hit, Nicktim, as well as both of his original tracks, Lies and Million Voices. Otto Knows closed his set with an epic bootleg mix of Swedish House Mafia’s, Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall with Porter Robinson’s, Language, into the original version of Swedish House Mafia’s, Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall.
At the conclusion of Otto Know’s set, Kastra made his Pacha debut downstairs. The rising star out of Monmouth County, New Jersey, played an unbelievable set including songs such as Tommy Trash’s, Truffle Pig and the Starkiller’s remix of Deadmau5 & Melleefresh’s, Hey Baby. If you have gotten the chance to check out Kastra you can check him out at the Kastra Music Facebook Page as well as the Kastra Music SoundCloud Page. Kastra has numerous bootlegs and original mixes, some of which include Rage Music, Vixen, and Warning. You can even download some of these songs for free using the links below. Expect big things from this man in the future, because it’s just a matter of time before his unbelievable talent in music production raises him to stardom.
ALPHABEAT – LOVE SEA (KASTRA REMIX)
KASTRA – VIXEN (ORIGINAL MIX)
KASTRA & NICK JAMES – AMERICAN SEX (ORIGINAL MIX)
This past Friday, December 7th kicked off the first of seven celebratory parties for the birthday of Pacha NYC, hosted by both Pete Tong and Fedde Le Grand who tag teamed together to throw an epic first party. These superstars had Pacha’s dance floor packed from wall to wall all night long. Pete Tong is used to hosting artists mixes from all across electronic dance music in his BBC Radio 1 residency, which releases different artists essential mixes that are approximately two hours in length, each and every week.
When Pete Tong took his set at about 1 o clock he raised the crowds energy by playing ID track after ID track after ID track. The crowd was moving to every beat he dropped until 2:30 – 3 o clock when Fedde Le Grand appeared in the booth, which had the every person in the crowd chanting, “Fedde, Fedde…”
When Fedde Le Grand took over at the end of Pete Tong’s set, the crowd went wild. His presence alone got the crowd rowdy and brought unreal energy into onto the main floor. Fedde dropped banger after banger including his smash hit, So Much Love as well as Hard Rock Sofa’s, Here We Go, and another huge hit of his, Metrum with the lyrics from Justice’s, We Are Your Friends. His set also included a bootleg mix of Tommy Trash’s Truffle Pig as well as a three song mash up including R3hab & Swanky Tune’s, Sending My Love, as well as the Bingo Player’s, L’Amour and Swedish House Mafia’s huge hit, Greyhound.
FEDDE LE GRAND – METRUM VS. WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS
With the help of Pete Tong and Fedde Le Grand Pacha was able to kick off the first of seven birthday parties with a bang. If you missed out, you still have the chance to be in attendance at the other birthday parties left, which include:
It seems like New York City is the place to be this Thanksgiving Eve, because while Sunnery James, Ryan Marciano, and Erick Morillo are playing at Pacha, Eric Prydz will be hosting a party of his own, which is sponsored by Pacha, at Roseland Ballroom in New York City.
Prydz original mix titled, Every Day is still among the top 10 best selling tracks on the beatport charts at the moment. At Eric Prydz last performance in New York City his performance was relocated to Pacha from Beekman Beach Club after he played an epic set at the Identity Festival, which he of course headlined. Prydz has released some of if not the hotests tracks in the industry under his own name and his alias, Pryda. Some of these releases include SW4, Allein, and Pjanoo.
It is not everyday that Prydz performs in New York so if you don’t have tickets to this sold out show be sure to get your tickets to check him out at his encore performance, which he will be playing this Satuday at the same location, Roseland Ballroom with Tyler Sherritt. Prydz is one of the biggest names in the industry, so don’t sleep on the opportunity to see him put on a stellar performance that will be talked about for ages. Prydz most defintily knows how to throw down, and he has hosted some of the most memorable parties so do not miss you chance to see him this thanksgiving eve or this weekend at the world famous venue that is Roseland Ballroom.
Opening the crowd up for Nero are Canadian dubstep marvels Adventure Club who know how to rock a crowd with both their remixes that gained them some notoriety as well as their own tracks. They form their awesome live show by highlighting their reworks of indie rock artists like The Foxes or Metric turning them into artful yet hardcore creations; and also by playing their own hard hitting original cuts like their pop/electro/dub collaboration with Chicago act Krewella “Rise and Fall” Check out the rest of their souncloud as you can download pretty much all of their music for free.
Earlier in the night Swedish phenom Fareoh, who’s opened for the likes of Avicii will take to the decks to get the evening going. Also stopping by for a special guest appearance is “dubstep violinist” Lindsey Stirling whose elegant yet powerful sound has earned her almost 32 million views on youtube for the song “Crystallize”. Presented by Alex English – who himself will be playing a set – and the crew at GBH you’d be crazy miss this night. Get your tickets here or forever regret missing the radioactive wasteland of Hammerstein.
As the weekend before Halloween rapidly approaches, a couple of artists that make up the Refune Records family, have decided to mix up the entire state of New York. The three Swedish DJ’s, Sebastian Ingrosso, Alesso, and Otto Knows will be hosting this two part, one-night extravaganza Read more →