The first act at the main stage was Demetrius who laid down his usual dutch house sounds. The young star was soon joined on stage by surprise superstar producer, guest, and father, Timbaland. Although we enjoyed the surprise visit, MC shout outs don’t mesh well with the natural flow of electronic music and by the end of his blabber we were ready for more tunes.
Nestled away in the grandiose Ceasars Palace hotel, PURE Nightclub is ready to ring in the new year in style. The NYE soiree will be hosted by multi-platinum recording artist Nicki Minaj who promises to throw a boisterous party as she leads the countdown to midnight.
Once a standard college soiree with basic paint splatters and decent musical talent put on by Committee Entertainment, Dayglow served its purpose of entertaining attendees for a night of color-splashing on the dance-floor. But six years later and a new monkier, the event has grown into a world-wide phenomenon that attracts more than 500,000 people per year. With the most sought after DJs in the industry behind the decks and intensely high theatrical production, Life in Color has transformed into a highly in demand electronic event and, with the help of Sillerman, will only continue to flourish.
Review by: Ian Micallef
Robbie’s opening acts consisted of many incredibly talented, yet wildly under-rated tech house and progressive house DJs. Manuel De La Mare took the stage at 4 p.m. with a tech-house set that drew a huge crowd from the first arriving ferries. Stefano Noferini played another 90-minute tech-house set that made audience members groove and jive away.
An interesting turn of tempo came with the sounds of progressive and electro house - provided by DJs Paige and EDX who were sandwiched between the other two tech DJs. Adding these bolder, more defined sounds into the mix allowed the crowd to rage hard under the sun for some electro and progressive tracks, and then rest and groove for the much simpler and slower tech house sets.
The Miami-based producer is known for his iconic, all-day concert “Juicy Beach” that takes place annually at Nikki Beach. This July, Rivera will take his notorious party to Governors Island with “Juicy New York,” bringing South Beach’s sunshine, wild vibe all the way to the big apple. Rivera will be joined on stage by openers EDX, Manuel De La Mare, Paige, Stefano Noferini and Sultan + Ned Shepard.
Joonbug had a chance to chat with Rivera about founding his own record label, releasing his new album "Dance or Die," and constantly evolving in this ever-changing industry.
Ten miles of darkness and 2000 cars separated us from the festival we had only dreamt about. As we stared forward, excited and anxious, there was a faint flicker towards the sky and then the familiar explosion of fireworks in the distance. A roar ripped through the desert from the cars around us. Indian chiefs and their topless girlfriends yelled and cheered out their windows, as packs of neon spattered fur boots ran by on foot. This was the scene I had heard so much about. The one that would save dance music events
Benny Benassi, Italian DJ/producer of legend, penned what must be the most recognizable dance track of the past ten years. Don't believe me? Here:
See? Anyway, y'all probably knew that already. Since then, Benassi has been hard at work, delivering club anthems for more than a decade. Winning a Grammy for his remix of Public Enemy's "Bring The Noise," Benassi has enjoyed critical success as well as the utter and unflinching devotion of his fans. He is constantly touring the world, playing the biggest festivals and most popular clubs in cities from NY to Milan, Tokyo to Moscow.
Tuesday boozeday is quickly approaching, giving us yet another reason to rage face from sunrise to sunset. Here’s a list of the hottest parties happening:
The full lineup is as follows:
This family-love night takes place at Mokai, one of the hardest clubs to get into on South Beach, so make sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time! For a special discount on tickets, use groupcode: JOONBUG.
With great music comes great responsibility—to throw equally explicit fiestas! Miami’s Ultra Music Fest (March 23rd-25th) is the upper echelon of EDM musical events; commandeering the city in one awesome sweep of bass, illicit paraphernalia, and righteous tuneage! Headlined by the maestros of the scene—Tiesto, Skrillex, Avicii, Afrojack, Benny Benassi, and David Guetta (to name but a few)—Ultra Music fest is the one stop shop for musical nirvana.
Sadly, this leviathan of EDM magnificence has sold out in record time (whispers put it at mere seconds). For those unfortunate enough not to secure their ear’s ticket to happy town, solace can be sought in the week-long bacchanal coinciding with the fest. As is typical with events of this magnitude, the parties far exceed the actual endeavor—therefore, I proudly present “The Ultra Week: 9 Days of EDM Raucousness."