One of the hottest pool parties of Miami music week is titled “Stacked Miami” and it is stacked with some of the best names in Dubstep, Trap and Moombahton. Featuring Doctor P, Datsik, and Zomboy to name a few Dubstep artists, the line up is sure to bring a heavy dose of bass as you take in the Miami rays and enjoy the comforting coolness of the poolside deck. Featuring some of the biggest names in Trap including Brillz, Carnage, and ETC! ETC!, this is sure to be one of the hottest and most demanded pool parties of the week.
After a very successful pool party last year, Scion is presenting Dim Mak and Friends Pool Party at Miami Music Week. As you can tell from the recap video below, last years Dim Mak pool party was something you couldn’t bear to miss and this years line up is expanded and improved greatly. Featuring some of the biggest acts in EDM including Steve Aoki, Clockwork, Sidney Samson, Peacetreaty, and Datsik this pool party is sure to be something that you fit into your daily agenda this week in Miami.
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.
This is honestly one of the most impressive mini mixes I have heard to date. The Canadian duo Dzeko and Torres take all the best songs from 2012 and include them in one 10 minute mix. All the mixing is flawless and this would make any crowd go insane. Every drop is flawless and the vocals help bring back memories from last years antics. Enjoy!
1. Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl feat. Georgi Kay – In My Mind (Axwell Mix)
2. Qulinez – Troll (Original Mix)
3. Gregor Salto – Azumba (Rave Mix)
4. Dirty South & Those Usual Suspects – Walking Alone (Acapella)
5. Sultan & Ned Shepard ft. Quila – Walls (Original Mix)
6. Skirllex – Ruffneck Bass (Original Mix)
7. Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound (Original Mix)
8. Knife Party – Internet Friends (Original Mix)
9. Sander Van Doorn & Julian Jordan – Kangaroo (Original Mix)
10. Cedriv Gervais – Molly (Original Mix)
11. Hardwell – Spaceman (Original Mix)
12. Deniz Koyu – Bong (Original Mix)
13. Martin Solveig – Night Out (Acapella)
14. Michael Calfan – Ressurection (Axwel Re-Cut)
15. Swanky Tunes & Hard Rock Sofa – Here We Go (Original Mix)
16. Skrillex ft. Sirah – Bangarang (Original Mix)
17. Nicky Romero – Toulouse (Original Mix)
18. Hard Rock Sofa – Quasar (Original Mix)
19. Zedd ft. Matthew Koma – Spectrum (Acapella)
20. Afrojack ft. Shermanology – Can’t Stop Me Now (R3Hab & Dyro Remix)
21. Alesso & Sebastian Ingrosso ft. Matthew Koma – Calling (Lose My Mind)(Acapella)
22. Alesso & Dirty South ft. Ruben Haze – City Of Dreams (Original Mix)
23. Otto Knows – Million Voices (Original Mix)
24. Nari & Milani – Atom (Original Mix)
25. Jewelz & Scott Sparks – Toxic Rush (Original Mix)
26. Nicky Romero – Generation 303
27. Afrojack – Rock The House (Original Mix)
28. Knife Party – Rage Valley (Original Mix)
29. Dada Life – Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker (Original Mix)
30. Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (Acapella)
31. Skrillex & The Doors – Breaking A Sweat (Zedd Remix)
32. Thomas Gold – Sing 2 Me (Original mix)
33. Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash – Reload (Original Mix)
34. Porter Robinson – Language (Piano)
35. Chuckie & Promise Land ft. Amanda Wilson – Breaking Up (Acapella)
36. Steve Aoki ft. Wynter Gordon – Ladi Dadi (Tommy Trash Remix)
37. Cazzette – Beam Me Up (Kill Mode)(Original Mix)
38. M83 – Midnight City (Eric Prydz Private Remix)
39. Dubvision – All By Myself (Original Mix)
40. Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child (Original Mix)
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 time every year for the last seven years marks the birthday of the only Pacha franchise in the United States, Pacha NYC, to celebrate the birthday of this world famous landmark. Pacha will host seven parties, one for every year they have been around for. Pacha NYC is known for bringing in the hottest names in electronic dance music, but for these parties they bring in some especially big names. In the past years Pacha has brought in names such as David Guetta, Tiesto, Kaskade, Erick Morillo, Steve Angello and the list goes on and on. This year will be no different and to celebrate their 7th birthday, Pacha will be bringing in:
Thursday night marks the first party of the Thanksgiving week festivities at Pacha NYC. German trance God, Paul Van Dyk will be showing all of his fans and supporters his thanks for them by putting on a performance like no one has ever seen on the eve of this Thanksgiving holiday. Paul Van Dyk puts on some of the best and most unbelievable shows world wide, night in and night out, and if that wasn’t enough his 20+ years of experience proves his veteran worthy status and caliber in electronic dace music. Read more →
This Saturday, house music artist(s) LA Riots we be throwing down in SOHO at Santos Party House’s, Electric Beach Party. Santos has been doing it bigger and bigger as time goes on and at this point the people expect nothing less from this SOHO spot. Santos has really made a name for itself in New York City nightlife, through the huge names in house music they continue to bring in every Saturday.
In 2007 Daniel Linton and John O’Brien formed the group formally known as the LA Riots, who brought a type of music that was unheard of, to the table. Their original musical productions were a blend of indie rock music with alternative dance & electro music. Linton and O’Brien chose the name the LA Riots on the 15th anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, because they said that their name was supposed to be a reflection of their aggressive and rebellious sound. In 2012 Daniel Linton is the one and only member of the LA Riots. Linton reinvented the sound of the LA Riots to a techno/house mixed with a drum n’ bass sound that he knew his fans would love. Linton has been supported by some of the biggest artists in the game including, artists like Tiesto and Laidback Luke. The LA Riots have been signed by electronic dance music icon, A Trak, and are a part of the Fools Gold Records family.
Santos is going to be the place to be this Saturday, so be sure to get your tickets here. A portion of the proceeds from the Electric Beach Party will be donated to help hurricane sandy recovery efforts in New York City.
Simply enough, there is one word to sum up last night’s “City of Dreams” tour at Roseland Ballroom: Wow.
The almost overwhelming, tastefully neon infused crowd was given a tremendous performance by all three artists, leaving a sure mark on everyone who attended. This leg of the tour included openings by the heavily electro-house influenced Gregori Klosman and the super talented Mord Fustang who both did their due diligence in bringing the attendees energy to the next level. Klosman dropped a very hard-hitting, in-your-face set, featuring songs across various genres. He worked his banging style into the set, establishing a bouncy and roaring bassline that persisted through the entirety of his performance. He gave the crowd what they wanted to hear, playing his summer release “Minibar“, and the response was appropriately what I’m sure Klosman was looking for. Mord Fustang jumped right on after the french producer, unleashing his signature MIDI controlled set style. Each song was tastefully reworked on the fly, amplified by various samples, cuts, and effects from his sound machines he uses as his “weapons of choice”. As his set progressed, one was definitely able to hear that the Roseland sound crew was slowly pumping up the levels to get ready for the main attraction.
The timeframe on the ticket for last night’s event was a pleasantly surprising 9PM-4AM. At first glance, one would wonder how they would divide the set times up, somehow splitting the three artists over a span of 7 long hours. However, the way they did it proved not to disappoint. The crowd was vocally curious about Mord Fustang ending at approximately 12:45 AM. You could overhear people in the vicinity say things such as, “Is Dirty South really going to play a 3 hour set?”. The tone was much more hopeful than surprised. Sure enough, promptly at 1AM, the intro to the song that inspired the tour’s title began to blare out of the speakers, and the crowd began to sing along in unison, as if not a single person did not know the words. The long buildup climaxed with an explosion of streamers and fog, and a significantly louder bass volume than the previous sets. It was an amazing and unforgettable kick-off to a 3 hour long performance, which was confirmed by Dirty South as he came over the microphone for the first time to show his excitement for being back in New York. “We’re going till 4AM”, he said, followed by a roar from his fans which was essentially their way of responding “…and we’ll be here the entire time.”
The progressive house demi-god continued to unleash some of past year’s biggest singles and remixes. His first three songs included the previously mentioned “City of Dreams” single, followed by his massive track collab with Those Unusual Suspects featuring vocals from Erik Hecht, “Walking Alone”, and progressively getting even larger into the explosive summer release by Hard Rock Sofa, “Here We Go“. ‘Here we go’ was definitely an appropriate starting song choice, as it was letting the crowd know that the Australian native was just getting started.
The night continued on with a constant flow of tracks, nothing overplayed, nothing underplayed. In addition to dancing and jumping to the high energy coming through the speakers, fans could gaze at the ‘dream’ inspired decorations, and dancers appropriately holding dream catchers throughout the night. Even the bartenders were donning dream catcher tattoos. Nothing special, but a delightfully subtle touch.
As the night approached 3AM, it was incredibly clear that the vast majority of the crowd was not going anywhere. The dance floor was more packed at 3AM than it was at midnight. Then again, why would you leave? Dirty South was putting on such an incredible performance, it would be impossible to try to walk away from. Dirty South’s performance was almost like a steadily slow 3 hour buildup. Every song seemed to deliver slightly more energy than the last. It kept the crowd curious as to what was next, and I’m sure from a DJ’s point of view, they love nothing than to see their crowd stay consistently dense deep into the early morning hours. The sound system also seemed to get progressively louder as well, most likely adding to aura of energy filling Roseland ballroom. Then finally, as the night was coming to a close, Dirty South humbly thanked the crowd and promised to play one more song – and what song none other than one of the biggest progressive house anthems of all time, Axwell and Dirty South‘s timeless remix of “Sweet Disposition“. Of course everyone in the crowd knew the lyrics, bringing everyone still there at 4AM together into a spine-tingling unified group.
From a more subjective side of things, I can honestly say that, recently, there are very few events that truly leave a lasting impression on me. When you have the opportunity to see many, many shows and events, you can sometimes get bored with some of them. I say this without any reservation, and I say this assuming that a lot of people could agree with me here. Just like anything else, when done often enough, things can begin to feel redundant or repetitive. But, with that in mind, there is one thing that keeps all fans in this industry coming back for more, and that is for the hope and assumption that (insert particular event here) is going to be a fun-filled night that you won’t forget. Last night was one of those nights. Dirty South has personally been one of my favorite artists for a long time, and it is mostly because of things like this. He simply delivers. He gives all those fans that night they want. He gives them a night they won’t forget. He gives them an opportunity to come together with friends and truly escape from reality for one night, and to dance and live like there is no tomorrow. The City of Dreams tour was no less, leaving everyone who left there last night saying one thing: “Wow.”
As if Saturday, September 22nd wasn’t a big enough day for the Electronic Dance Music scene in New York City, Pacha made sure to end the historical day off right, having an all out afterhours affair hosted by who other then the Size Matters family. Pacha, as always, made sure they brought in the hottest names in the industry, which included Third Party’s debut not only at Pacha, but their debut in New York City all together, as well as a very familiar face in the Pacha NYC booth, Junior Sanchez. Then finally, the headlining performance of the night, who makes up one-third of the world famous Swedish House Mafia and owns Size Records, Steve Angello.
Third Party set the tone for the night making sure the crowd was fully involved and jamming out through their entire performance. Their set included some of their fan’s favorite remixes including their remix of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Otherside” as well as their remix of Sultan & Ned Shepard’s, “Somebody to Love”. Third Party was sure to play their original work with “Cicada”, which many people argue is their claim to fame, Feel, and even played a sick mash-up of Hard Rock Sofa’s remix to Marco V’s, “Analogital” with the vocals of Deadmau5’s, “Raise Your Weapon”. They made heads spin after playing another mash-up of Nari and Milani’s, “Atom” with a throwback track of the Beastie Boys named, “Don’t Sleep Till Brooklyn”, which brought an unreal amount of energy among everyone in attendance at 618 West 46th Street.
As Third Party’s set came to a close and Junior Sanchez took control of the wild party, more and more fans packed out the dance floor until it was basically impossible to move. Sanchez kept the party going, but really set the crowd off after dropping Congorock’s track, Ivory
Angello made his presents known for the people in the New York and New Jersey area, playing a show in the middle of Manhattan at Central Park, before making his way to the Pacha sponsored venue in New Jersey known as 466, just before making his way back to the city to play his third and final set for the evening at Pacha NYC.
Finally, at about 1:50am, Steve Angello appeared in the booth, greeting Junior Sanchez with a huge hug just before addressing the sea of people that made up the crowd at Pacha. He let everyone know that he intended on having an all out after party, which meant he could only play those deep and dirty afterhours beats, and until 4:30/5 o’clock in the morning he did just that, playing all base bumping tech house tracks. The Swede mixed together a hard hitting set which included Stefano Noferini’s, Fact and Tujamo & Plastik Funk’s banger, “WHO”. Angello showed everyone why he is one of, if not the top name in Dance music, because at no point in his set did he use headphones, yet each transition from track to track was absolutely flawless.
Then around 5am a couple of special Size Records guests appeared in the booth including the other Angello some of us know better as AN21 along with Max Vangeli to show Steve some love and join the party festivities. It was the that Steve Angello went off, playing all of his hits including his famous original production, “Knas” as well as his edit of the mash-up between Nari and Milani’s, “Atom” with the lyrics of Swedish House Mafia’s, “Leave the World Behind”. From there he played Sebastian Ingrosso and Alesso’s, “Calling” and of course Swedish House Mafia’s, “Greyhound”.
Steve Angello made sure that Saturday night was one that will never be forgotten staying on the deck’s until after 6:30 in the morning. He played a set at Pacha that will never be forgotten and proved to everyone who saw him either at Central Park, 466, and/or Pacha that he is truly one of the best and top DJs in the world.