Saturday, February 15th marked a very special event as Deadmau5 generously returned to Miami for a performance that will go down in history.
Following a New Year's Day performance gone wrong at Mansion Nightclub, Deadmau5 publicized his anger on Twitter in early January, writing, “Putting fans in the back and trust fund kids up front is fucking stupid as fuck...I’d rather rent a venue, parking lot, or beachfront and do it right.” It was due to the poor crowd that Mansion had attracted that led to Joel Zimmerman's daring threat that he wouldn't "be playing any more Miami clubs." Despite this, the mau5 was quick to rescind his bitter feelings toward Miami nightlife when at the end of January, he announced plans to put on a free show at Miami's Ice Palace- a 60,000 square foot studio and warehouse.
For those who don't keep up with him via social media, Deadmau5 took serious offense to a post-New Year's show he was booked for in South Beach, Florida because the show was catered to the V.I.P. table and bottle service crowd of trust fund kids while all of his dedicated fans were shunned to the back of the venue. In true Deadmau5 form, Joel voiced his complaints and it just so happens that Club Space in Miami was listening.
Hurricane Sandy? More like "Hurri-can't Sandy." The only hurricane that is about to hit Miami this Saturday, Oct. 27th is the return of the country's leading adult-themed Halloween costume party, Back in Black. The party is still on and has been moved to Club Space! All tickets purchased for Bicentennial Park will be honored.
Right in heart of Downtown Miami is the iconic Club Space, where party revelers will experience a solid lineup of dance's music's top acts, including Dirty South, Paul Van Dyk, Funkagenda, The Crystal Method, LA Riots, Electrick Dread featuring Kevens, and many more!
Long considered one of the biggest names in techno, Joris Voorn continues to keep listeners hooked with his signature blend of dark and groovy house. The Dutch DJ and producer sat down with Joonbug before a show at Miami’s celebrated club Space to share his thoughts on the underground, NYC, and touring.
Even though house started in America, it evolved much faster in Europe than it did here in the States at the beginning of the movement. Who do you think is responsible for the EDM we’re listening to today?
Joris: All the music that I’ve been doing has been influenced by all the stuff that’s been made here in the US…in Chicago, in New York, Detroit as well…it became really big in Europe but I think all the credit goes to the US.Goodbye Fly (Original Mix) - Joris Voorn
A resident at the Terrace of Miami’s legendary club Space for seven years, Buenos Aires native Patrick M has made a name for himself in house music around the world. He sat down with Joonbug to talk about the global house scene, spinning in Miami, and his upcoming show in New York next week.
AM: You’ve performed with New York legends Danny Tenaglia and Eric Murillo, and you’ll be traveling there again next week. What’s the biggest difference between the house scene there versus the scene in Miami where you have a residency?
Don't you just love living in Miami where it's still warm enough in October to wear whatever you want? Whether your costume is creepy, creative or kinky, here is where to see and be scene this Halloween.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22nd
'Hula-ween' Luau at Solé on the Ocean: The ultra-contemporary boutique hotel in Sunny Isles Beach celebrates Halloween early with a pumpkin carving, paddle boarding, limbo contests (win a weekend stay) and a beachside Polynesian pig roast. A Mai Tai, valet and music by DJ Dutch and the Aloha Boyz are included in the price of admission. Festive attire is encouraged and will be rewarded. For reservations, call 786.923.9300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 5:00pm to 10:00pm, $25 per person.
What's better than this? Columbus returning home to find the half of his duo wearing a merkin.
Back on Tracks will be out July 19, 2011 on Nervous Records.
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CD1: MIXED CD
01. Nader Razdar & Matthew Codek - Alegria
02. Big Black Boot - Vibrate 2011 (Zoltan Koltan & Jerome Robins Tech Funk Mix)
Influenced by many DJs, Michael Anthony also cites producers Roger Sanchez (from way back), Basement Jaxx, The Advent, Samuel L. Session and Dennis Ferrer. In case you couldn’t tell, his sound is “very hard, in your face.” Creating tracks with “seamless rhythms which accumulate psychotic amounts of energy over time as to have the power to detonate a small vehicle” has paid off; Michael Anthony’s productions have been played by big-room DJs like Boris and Danny Tenaglia. Such recognition is the ultimate high, “otherwise this would just be some kind of nomadic hobby,” he explains. “It keeps the drive alive.”
Michael Anthony’s raw attitude conveys the best bass element you can hear: heart. He clarifies his moniker, "The Unknown Artist," by returning to his beginning metaphor: "If one wants to be recognized and not stuck among the mass herds of sheep, they need quick escapes throughout the pastures, maybe a bush hidden as a trap door to get you to where the new feed was just placed."
You know the feeling. You’ve just left the club and the sun’s blaring down on you. You’re happy you forgot your watch and remembered your sunglasses. You’re not sure what you want to do first: eat or sleep, or attempt both at the same time. What happened last night? (Or, rather, this morning?) Vague memories shaped by strobe lights and smoke give an answer: you were a slave to the dark beat.