“LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, AYAH IS IN THE BUILDING! I REPEAT, AYAH IS IN THE BUILDING!” Those were the last words spoken as the crowd began to roar, and Ayah Marar took the stage at Long Island’s Aura Nightclub this past Saturday night. The UK’s “Queen of Bass” was on the last stop of her US tour, when she dazzled club goers with a short set that started in the wee hours of the morning; and boy, did she revive the party!
EDM newcomer Eva Shaw is on pace for big things. A signee of Calvin Harris' Fly Eye Records, the artist/model formerly known as Bambi, is ready to take the music world by storm with her debut single "Charizma," out today. The single is a certified banger and will be sure to tear up dance floors around the globe. From deep bass to sick drops this isn't a track you want to miss. Check out Shaw's debut below and tell us what you think! "Charizma" is out now on Fly Eye Records.
With the release of the music video for his single, "Under Control" and his forhtcoming tour dubbed "The Uprising, Alesso is asking his fans to join him to raise their hands up. As part of his tour he will feature pictures and videos of his fans putting raising their hands while he plays on stage. Go to http://raiseyourhandsup.alessoworld.com to learn how you can be a part of the Uprising.
His Uprising Tour starts in November and will go on until the new year. Below are all the confirmed tour dates, along with all the different DJ's who will be opening for him - Matthew Goldman, Michael Brun, Carnage, Cedric Gervais, Clockwork and more.Fri 11/8 Toronto, ON Sound Academy supported by Matthew Goldman Sat 11/9 Montreal, QC New City Gas supported by Matthew Goldman Sun 11/10 Vancouver, BC PNE supported by Michael Brun, Carnage and Cedris Gervais Wed 11/13 Las Vegas, NV Light Thu 11/14 Seattle WA Sodo supported by Matthew Goldman Fri 11/15 San Diego, CA Petco Parking Lot of Baseball Stadium Fri 11/15 San Diego, CA Voyeur supported by Brazzabelle, Moska and Deorro Sat 11/16 Las Vegas, NV Light Wed 11/20 Boston, MA House of Blues supported by Joe Bermudez Thu 11/21 Detroit, MI Fillmore supported by Matthew Goldman Fri 11/22 Los Angeles, CA Shrine support by Matthew Goldman, Clockwork Sat 11/23 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom supported by Luminox Sat 12/28 Washington, DC Echostage supported by Matthew Goldman Mon 12/30 Miami, FL Story Tue 12/31 New York, NY Pier 94 Wed 1/14 Las Vegas, NV Light
"Under Control" which features Calvin Harris and Theo Hutchcraft, has gotten serious critical acclaim since its release, while its music video reached 2.5 million views in its first day.
It is tough to stand out in a business endowed with so much genius, but multi-talented, multi-genre, DJ/producer, Loren Moore, aka IDestiny, is standing tall and may very well be on his way to becoming a household name. The Dallas-based sensation has taken the world by storm with his unique work, as well as with his remixing skills. Joonbug recently had the opportunity to speak with Loren about his current projects, musical influences, and the future of EDM:
Starchildren, rejoice! Joonbug recently had the honor of sitting down with none other than trance vocal legend JES before her set with ATB this past Saturday night at The Roseland Ballroom. JES, who has been involved in the scene for over a decade and has worked with fellow superstars such as Tiesto and Cosmic Gate, opened up to us about her musical style, influences, and more:
This Labor Day weekend, a number of festivals took place across the nation. There was the North Coast Music Festival in Chicago, the Bumbershoot in Seattle, and Electric Zoo in New York (which ended a day early due to two fatalities). Then there was the Made In America festival in Philadelphia. The Benjamin Franklin Parkway was closed off in its entirety for this new American festival, which is only in it's second year running. Made In America was started and developed by Jay Z, with help from Budweiser, In its first year, the festival included names like Kanye West, Pearl Jam, Skrillex, The Hives, Afrojack, and Jay Z himself. For their sophomore year, they offered the talents of Beyoncé, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, 2 Chainz, Empire of the Sun, and so much more. It was destined to be a great festival because of such a line up, but we would have never thought that it would have left such a lasting impression on us.
Why is this weekend different from all other weekends? Because it's the much anticipated Labor Day weekend! Labor Day beckons in the end of summer as a bittersweet day that also includes an extended weekend of nonstop parties. Check out our roundup of Philly's hottest events to enjoy in the last few days of our warm-weather season.
Happy holiday weekend!
Friday, August 30
Smiths Restaurant & Lounge
We all love happy hour for those clutch deals. If only that happy hour kept going all night. Smiths Restaurant & Lounge is giving you just that with its Late Night Happy Hour from 11:30 AM - 2 AM. Specials: $5 boneless wings, $4 Coronas. It's the best late night happy hour in Rittenhouse. Enjoy $3.00 Coors Light Bottles + ridiculous appetizer specials and the DJ goes on at 10:00 PM. Get your friends together and come by for a great time!