PACHA NYC residents SikDuo just released their latest single called “BOOM.” This track samples LL Cool J’s 1995 hit “Mama Said Knock You Out” and also features a heavy halftime breakdown right in the middle. If you’re looking for an electro banger with an old school hip hop feel, look no further.
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The mysterious UZ and OWSLA signed Birdy Nam Nam are set to invade Webster Hall NYC this friday and are sure to blow the roof off the floor with the filthiest Trap, Hip Hop, and Electronica around. The mysterious ƱZ came up on the soundcloud scene about 4 months ago, with the amazing ŤɌ∆Ҏ ᶊῌῗ† series. With huge support from DJ’s worldwide, the likes of Diplo, Flosstradamus, JWLS, Toddla T, Baauer, and Craze to name a few, UZ’s debut EP was released on Jeffree’s, a sub-label to Mad Decent.”UZ tunes are drunken energy sub bass and cartoon horn stabs that make my stomach feel weird and my feet shuffle,” Diplo writes. Raw and powerful, but with a laid back tempo, UZ gives listeners a chance to slow down without losing momentum.
The brain child of the legendary Carl Cox, Joe Brunning will be making is US debut at The Sullivan Room in NYC. If you have an appreciation for in your face techno and tech house music, be sure to not miss this event this February 22nd! Sign up below to win two free tickets to this awesome night! Winners will be chosen on the day of the show.
This past week on Armin Van Buuren‘s “A State of Trance” 596 the Dutchmen revealed the ASOT 600 NYC line up. This huge roster includes Mr. Van Buuren himself, Ferry Corsten, W&W, Markus Schulz and Alex M.O.R.P.H. Along with the line up, he also revealed the World Tour which so far has stops in Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Beirut, New York, Den Bosch and Kuala Lumpur. Stay tuned for more announcements in the following weeks.
Here is the first collaboration between Brooklyn based EDM/Hip Hop Duo The Krillionaires and Boulder Trap artist WRKD. This high energy Trap/HipHop anthem is a 100% original creation. This song breaks from the norm of the trap songs that have flooded everyone’s Facebook news feeds. With no lasers or Damn Son Where’d you Find This sample, MethamFetaCheese is more than that. From the high energy melodic synths, to the slick vocals, this song is a full on assault from start to finish. The Krillionaires and WRKD have created something very unique with this production. We can only hope for more collaborations from these producers in the future. Make sure to grab your free download from WRKD or The Krillionaire’s Facebook Page.
WRKD Facebook: www.facebook.com/WRKD.official
The Krillionaire’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheKrillionaires
Today Pachaholic is showcasing a track for you from one of our favorites the rising talented Producer and DJ Hardwell. The Dutch House master’s new song “Apollo” featuring Amba Shepard on the vocals has been storming the charts. It currently sits number one on the Beatport and for a good reason! The Dutch house master’s new track is an absolute anthem and uses his unique big room chords to create a melody that not only uplifts, but also drives the song into a massive progressive drop. The second breakdown brings in Amba Shepard’s beautiful vocals which will send chills through your body. Expect this track to stay atop the charts for a while with some huge remixes in the works.
Bonus – Apollo feat. Amba Shepard (Visionaire Remix):
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.”
New York natives, Filo & Peri hit the Beatport charts instantly after releasing their smash, new track, GO, which had become a part of the Beatport Top 100 Progressive House chart in less then 24 hours. Although they have been touring the world for near a decade now, Filo & Peri feel that they are just getting started. With time this progressive powerhouse is bound to blow up, especially when they haven’t even been putting all of their time into making music because both of these men mentor music students at the highest level: Domenick Filopei better known as Filo, teaches at Fordam University, while Bo Pericic, better know as Peri, is a professor at the ivy league, Clive Davis School of Music at NYU. With the release of this banger, Filo & Peri have brought a lot of well-deserved recognition to their label, Lights N Loaded Recordings, and have made an even bigger name for themselves in the process. Enjoy!
Filo & Peri – Go (Original Mix)
With a number of parties and shows already announced, Rusko has now revealed he will hold his own show on Halloween weekend. Also joining Rusko on this night of madness will be Pachaholic’s very own, Kastra having just released his new remix of Krewella’s ‘Alive’. This final ‘Pier of Fear’ show will be on the 28th of October at Pier 94 NYC. Tickets for this event will go on sale this Friday at noon although Rusko will be releasing a discounted pre-sale link so be sure to follow him on Facebook or Twitter in order to receive this link.
This past Friday, September 14th was another special night here in New York City, as John Dahlback made yet another appearance at the world famous Pacha, alongside the talented young Madrid, Spain native, Danny Avila.
It was no surprise that Dahlback had the club rocking when he took the set. The Swedish powerhouse dropped some of the hottest mash-ups out including, a mix of Deadmau5’s, The Veldt with Deniz Koyu’s, Bong. He also played a remix of Dada Life’s, Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker with the lyrics from Sebastian Ingrosso and Alesso’s, Calling (Loose My Mind). He didn’t stop there as he played Nari & Milani’s remix of, Drop The Brohammer with Deniz Koyu’s latest, Follow You. He also played Porter Robinson’s, Language, as well as the Bingo Players’, Rattle, Afrojack’s, Polka Dots, and Tristan Garner’s Bootleg, Hells Education.
As you could imagine, Dahlback also played a plethora of his own tracks including his remix of Sneaky Sound System’s, Big as well as his own original pieces including, Take This Thing Back, Overdose, and one of his latest, Comet. Dahlback even managed to play a remix of Whitney Houston’s, It’s Not Right But It’s Okay, which obviously had the crowd hitting their highest notes.
John Dahlback – Take This Thing Back (Original Mix)
Albin Myers – Hells Bells
As 3:30 rolled around and Dahlback’s set came to a close, the rising star Danny Avila came to take control of the wild party. The 17-year-old prodigy kept the energy alive beginning by playing a mash-up of Alesso’s, Raise Your Head with Quintino’s, Epic with The White Stripes’, Seven Nation Army. Avila also dropped Hardwell’s mashup, Who’s Ready for Irok and Skrillex’s, Equinox. The Spanish young blood even played a mashup of the Bassjacker’s, Mush Mush with Zombie Nation’s world famous club and sports anthem, Kernkraft 400.
Avila even brought that Dirty Dutch to Pacha playing Chuckie’s 2012 rework, Craissy and Chuckie, Laidback Luke, and Martin Solveig’s, 1234. There was no doubt about it that Avila’s debut in the city that never sleeps was a success, but before the night was all said and done, Avila left us with a mashup of Steve Angello’s, Knas and Faithless’s, Insomnia.
It was no surprise that Pacha was the place to be this past weekend, and as the summer season fades into the fall, the hottest acts in Electronic Dance Music continue to roll on through to Pacha NYC. For a list of events you can check out: