There's no bigger force to be reckoned with than Swedish House Mafia. Announcing their final run as a trio with their most extensive outing ever, "One Last Tour," the Swedes have now announced they will be giving back to the victims of Hurricane Sandy and play a show at Hammerstein Ballroom on February 28 before they play New York's Madison Square Garden on March 1 and Barclays Center on March 2-4. Their final shows will be the grand finale as they open Ultra Music Festival in Miami on March 15 and close out the festival on March 24...one last time.
But, this isn't your typical rave. Steve Angello, Axwell, and Sebastian Ingrosso are throwing a Black Tie Rave with plans to donate 100% of the proceeds to The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City and The Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.
Miami seems to be hotter than a typical summer day this month. As the biggest holiday is now days away, there's no doubt that bubbly will be flowing as revelers countdown to midnight and celebrate into the early morning hours of 2013. If that's not appealing enough, the hottest hotels house some of Miami's most exclusive and A-list nightclubs, who in true MIA fashion, are bringing in top notch DJ talent to shake things up on December 31! Read our round up below and for more information on hot and happening parties visit here.
John Digweed has been in the electronic dance music scene way before it exploded. Having a breakthrough as a DJ at just 15 years old, he has set the mold for many DJs today and continues to set the standards.
Recorded live in the mix at the recent Bedrock Anniversary Party at Fire & Lightbox, London, “Live In London” will be released as four disc compilation CD and will feature nearly 5 hours of amazing music across a bumper 4xCD set. "The Bedrock Anniversary parties in London are always truly special as it feels like coming home to me," he said. "For some reason this party seemed extra special, Fire in Vauxhall is a new venue for us and it has a labyrinth of rooms under the arches which allowed us to feature a line up that most festivals would be happy with! There was definitely a magical vibe in the air when I arrived. I had heard that people had travelled from Russia, America, all over Europe, even New Zealand, to be there. The party was perfect for me, the amazing international crowd created an incredible atmosphere all night long."
It's no surprising thought that The New Year's Eve Ball Drop in Times Square has been the highlight of NYE in New York City. Tourists from around the world come to witness this monumental event and even locals partake in the nights annual festivities! For over 100 years, the welcoming of the New Year has been broadcasted to billions of people and has become more than just an iconic event.
Whether you'll be there to see it drop live, watching it on television, or partying the night away, Times Square can hold a piece of everyone when the clock strikes midnight. With that said. the Times Square Alliance allows people to write their wishes, dreams, hopes, and thoughts on pieces of official Times Square New Year’s Eve confetti. These wishes will be posted on the New Year’s Eve Wishing Wall located in the Times Square Museum & Visitor Center which is open 7 Days a week from 8AM - 8PM. There's also a Virtual Wishing Wall that allows you to submit your wish online if you can't make it! The wishes are collected at the end of the year, and added to the one ton of confetti that dances down on midnight onto the masses gathered in celebration of the New Year. I mean, how great is NYC?
As December quickly spans out, NYE will be dawning upon us in no time! While you're getting ready to say goodbye to 2012 and welcome in 2013, we've rounded up five dance worthy songs to put you in the mood to get your party shoes on come December 31! Once you're in full force party mode, plan your party the right way as NYC is home to some of the world's most exclusive, trendy, and in vogue nightclubs and lounges in the world! Don't forget about the legendary Times Square Ball Drop as it's celebrating its centennial this year! Locals and visitors alike have witnessed this magical moment fopr the past 100 years and it's a must-see event! For more information on the hottest parties in NYC visit here!
There’s never a wrong time for some heartwarming country rock. Cue in the guys from A Rocket to the Moon. The new American Rock band made up of Nick Santino (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Justin Richards (lead guitar, backing vocals), Eric Halvorsen (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Andrew Cook (drums). After spending the last two years in Nashville working on their forthcoming album "Wild & Free," the band has released their brand new single, "Ever Enough." A sweet, love song you can't help but like right from the start.
The Non-profit organization To Write Love on Her Arms is taking their annual event, HEAVY AND LIGHT, to cities across America. HEAVY AND LIGHT is a special evening of songs, conversation, and hope. Throughout the tour, there will be intimate, acoustic performances from the likes of Jon Foreman (of Switchfoot) & Fiction Family, Christina Perri, Now, Now, Will Anderson (of Parachute), Aaron Gillespie (of The Almost), Bryce Avary (of The Rocket Summer), Anthony Raneri (of Bayside), Noah Gundersen, The Lone Bellow, Satellite and award-winning spoken word poet Anis Mojgani.
TWLOHA founder Jamie Tworkowski says, "HEAVY AND LIGHT has been our favorite night of the year. Up to now, it's been just one night each January at the House of Blues in Orlando. We've seen people travel from across America and beyond to be there, and we've heard people call it the best night of their life. We're beyond thrilled to bring Heavy And Light to cities across the country, and we're doing it with the hope and goal of changing lives."
Quickly rising in the scene, Stereoshock, is also adding charity work to his portfolio. He is presenting the second installment of his "EDM Cares Campaign." The first installment was dedicated to the victims of Hurricane Sandy and this time around he is focusing on a new charity, Toys For Tots, to raise awareness for families in need of toys during the holidays.
Recently, the young producer released an immaculate edit called, “The Dawn of Fearless Hearts.” The track combines Hardwell’s edit of Michael Brun’s “Dawn” and Mr. Fluff’s recent release of “Fearless Hearts.”