It's been a big year for AN21, what with the release of 'Rebel' kicking things off early, Size Records hitting the Decade milestone of 100 releases, and an massive string of shows since and including Miami Music Week already under his belt. The young Swedish producer has been on rocket powered roller coaster ride of popularity and success since the release of his debut full-length album, People Of The Night, and he isn't stopping anytime soon. Now, on the even crazier ride that is the Size N/A Tour with Max Vangeli, Qulinez, and Third Party, AN21 is steadily making his way to the top of the dance music world.
With the opening of Brazilia Café , grab-and-go dining just got classy.
Brazilia Café aims to be a unique beast, a combination café, juice bar, and to-go food spot where everything is made impeccably with seasonal ingredients and top-notch java. While this kind of spot is common for businessmen lunches, it’s usually typified by burnt coffee and old, boring, overpriced food. Brazilia will turn that on its head, with its emphasis on excellence in each of its many arenas.
Since the beginning of 2014 Trae Tha Truth has garnered notable success with singles like, "Danny Glover" and "Reckless.” The Houston rapper continues to climb up the success ladder with his latest single "Breathe Easy" freestyle, featuring Brooklyn's Troy Ave and L.A.'s Problem. Each verse delivered by the three emcees complements one another over a DJ Cardiak produced beat, which includes a sample of Jay Z's "Breathe Easy (Lyrical Exercise)". The hook on the freestyle is also an interpolation of Jay's original from his sixth studio album, The Blueprint. Although rumors have surfaced that Truth's debut album Banned, will be released under Grand Hustle later in 2014; a set date for the album's release has not yet been confirmed. Give the "Breathe Easy" freestyle a listen and let us know what you think.
Cambalache spread out in a Brooklyn warehouse like a secret Argentine neighborhood lost in space. Tucked away in each corner of the room were in activities, decorated seating areas, secluded artists providing live entertainment, while the main expanse was filled with booths of wine, which was poured freely and sipped carefully. The crowd was abuzz from the start of the event at six until the end at eleven, with never a lull nor a dull moment. Excited Brooklynites mingled with Argentine expats hunting for a taste of their home in a Malbec grape.
It seems impossible, but I remember being six months old, enjoying a summer day at the pool with my Safta Sarah; Safta being the hebrew term for Grandmother. Singing a happy tune and navigating through the water as I sat atop an orange floatie, she offered the comfort that only a grandmother could provide. In her eyes I could do no wrong, in her world I would remain innocent forever, and if ever I needed her, she would be there.
I'm not sure whether it’s because that is the last moment untouched by her disease I can recall, or because it was one of the happiest of my young life, but I do know it is a scene that replays in my memory from time to time.
East & West, the newest dining addition to hit Yotel New York, is a blend of concepts that is not as overt as it is implicit, and not as gaudy as it is complimentary.
Located on the fourth floor of Yotel, an array of tastes and textures can be found on the deceptively explorative menu created by Executive Chef Bradley Day.
There are both shareable appetizers and large entrees which can be mixed and matched with ease. East & West offers cross-continental combinations, such asSwine Candy (spiced & candied smithfield bacon, $6) along with Bánh mì & Sweet Potato Fries (8-hour pork belly, spicy napa salad, pickled carrots, pâté & miso mayo, $15). The swine candy, both sharp and flavorful, was served over fried leeks in a stemless wine glass. The generous slabs of bacon were too stiff to be cut with a knife, so we turned to breaking them into manageable halves using my hands. We may have taken the "candy" part too literally, but, hey, one can never be disappointed when bacon lives up to its name.
Located in the heart and soul of Beantown’s Faneuil Hall, Anthem is a popular and strictly delicious gem. Bostonians stay true to the Anthem of their city, and in this particular culinary case, it’s an awesome venue serving up mouthwatering American cuisine.
The chic interior of the restaurant presents a trendy bar scene, surrounded by tall glass walls so eaters can gaze out into the bustling cobblestone marketplace. Sit atop chic bar stools or in a comfy booth next to Anthem’s bar while savoring a luscious cocktail. Or maybe it’s the refreshing lobster cobb salad with juicy pieces of lobster you’re craving. Whatever your palate desires, Anthem’s inventive menu includes everything a hungry city-goer craves: a true taste of what Beantown has to offer. The award winner of Boston Chowderfest 2010 and 2012, Anthem is home to the “Best Chowder in Boston!”
Calling all beer pong lovers! The game is about to take on a whole different meaning. Say hello to C5, the company revolutionizing the way beer pong has been played since freshman year of college thanks to their custom beer pong tables.
Joseph Mollo, C5 Founder, began his journey in his garage where he decided that cheap plastic tables wouldn’t cut it anymore. That’s when he took to designing a table worthy of the game. This resulted in a stellar looking table that could hold up, even in the midst of the most intense beer pong games. As seen to the left, the table includes a new shot to the game as well as raised ends to allow for cup and ball storage. C5 is now the largest producer of custom beer pong tables. From bars to college frat houses to your own garage, C5 hopes to make those awful foldaway tables a thing of the past.
1. The Hudson Hotel (356 W. 58th Street)- For starters, the Hudson has two venues within its walls which appeal to every type of party-goer. The first spot, Hudson Common, offers drinks and dining in a casual atmosphere with upbeat, hit music being played the entire time. With enough room to dance in the dining room and comfy couches by their decorative fireplace, you’re free to do as you choose in this wide, spacious room. Directly across the hall is their liquor bar, Henry. While Hudson Common has a sort of “create your own” dance floor, Henry has spots cleared throughout the area for guests to get down while they drink — and it looks like table service is on the menu! By ordering a bottle, you receive house-made sodas on the side to mix with your liquor, or you can try one of their signature cocktails. While this site is a little more upscale, there’s no reason to hold back and feel uncomfortable while having a good time.
SIIINES transcended NYC's Bowery Electric this past Monday night, and basked in the glow of not one, but two major music genre spotlights; rock ‘n’ roll and EDM! Hailing from Los Angeles, the trio; Traviiis Triiip, Morgan Morgan, and DJ Gene (not pictured), blend aggressive rock 'n' roll rhythms with EDM instrumentals to create some colossally trail-blazing electro-rock!
After descending the stairs into the basement of Bowery Electric, we pushed our way through a thick black curtain which led us into the intimate Room. Immediately, our senses were assaulted by the smells of dust, cigarettes, and beer. We huddled in closely to see SIIINES quietly constructing their entirely Plexiglas set. Morgan stood to the left, his brows furrowed as he skillfully tuned his transparent guitar, while Traviiis skittered around the modest stage, arranging heaps of wires which endlessly streamed from their equipment.