Any New York City club venue that lasts for 8 years and is still going strong calls for a celebration. The dance floors of Pacha nightclubs worldwide are famous for bringing all the hottest DJs to spin for the night and now Pacha New York is celebrating their 8 year mark by featuring a December line up that is so packed with renowned DJs, you need to check out this repertoire.
The Eight-Year Anniversary event kick starts with Grammy-nominated, Austrailian DJ Dirty South on Saturday, December 7th. As a Pacha favorite, he will bring his big-room style House sounds to get the crowd going in high gear.
This past Saturday the German trance duo, Cosmic Gate, took hold of the ears and hearts of New York party goers with an amazing performance at Marquee. This venue is one of the City’s most sophisticated and beautiful clubs, the tactile environment and perfectly balanced sound system was a great reflection of the emotionally charged music that the crowd was there for.
Due to a private party, the show did not start until midnight, but by 11:30pm, there was already quite a line stretching down 10th avenue. Once doors opened, the club quickly filled up and the opening DJ began the party with an hour long set of low key tracks that woke the crowd up and made them hungry for more.
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:
Cosmic Gate is joining an inspiring group of other DJ/producers as they prepare to participate in Pioneer’s DJ Art Mix Exhibition. With the help of renowned German urban illustrator Norm/ab_artig, Nic Chagall and Bossi will be designing a unique one-of-a-kind Cosmic Gate CDJ. Once completed, this rare piece will be auctioned off with other participating DJs’ CDJs in a month-long online auction, commencing mid-October. A worthy cause, all proceeds will go to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.
It just so happens that this past weekend was Cosmic Gate and Emma Hewitt's debut at Governors Island, and to celebrate we wanted to surprise our readers with something a little special! Not only did we catch Bossi mid-shave as we knocked on his hotel door to bombard him with an interview, but we were also fortunate enough to bring along one of DC's coolest, most talented videographers. Yes, that's right, we have some raw footage of Sunday's show just in case you missed it, or want a little recap because the photos on your phone aren't enough. Check out Bossi's thoughts below on how their show would be at Governors Island, and compare them to how it actually was!
Photo courtesy of Doug Van Sant Photography. In addition to being a DJ-photographer, he is also the official photographer for Echostage in Washington, DC, as well as for EDC NY and Electric Zoo. Past clients include: Gareth Emery, Cosmic Gate, Emma Hewitt, Markus Schulz, and many others. To see more of Doug's work, check out his website.
Remember when Cosmic Gate came to New York in June to perform at Pacha? If the answer is yes, you’re going to get to see them again--this time in an outdoor festival setting. Plus, you will get to see a live performance by the one and only, Emma Hewitt.
If the answer is no, now’s your chance to catch Cosmic Gate, Emma Hewitt, Gabriel & Dresden, and Ben Gold as they bring Wake Your Mind In Concert back to the big apple. We love it when Emma tags along with Cosmic Gate because getting to hear her live vocals is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Live performances such as this are a rarity, and we highly recommend you take advantage of seeing the trio while they’re in town. We promise this is going to be one of the best shows on Governors Island all summer!
Ministry of Sound recently released the highly anticipated Trance Nation album, mixed by the father of trance himself, Lange. Between this and the release of his third artist album at the end of this year, the DJ and producer is staying very busy. Lange took some time to fill us in on the mixing of Trance Nation and the exciting year ahead.
What was your reaction when first presented with the opportunity to mix Trance Nation for Ministry of Sound?
Like the sun needs the sky and the birds need the trees, Winter Music Conference needs the Juicy Beach party to make the month complete.
Entering its ninth year and still going strong, Juicy Beach is the brain child of producer Robbie Rivera and his wife/business partner, Monica. Every year, the couple curates incredible lineups for the 17-hour dance-marathon and 2013 is no exception! Juicy Beach will take place on Thursday, March 21st at the world-famous Nikki Beach with a star-studded lineup including, the event impresario himself, Robbie Rivera, alongside industry leaders such as Bob Sinclar, Manufactured Superstars, Cosmic Gate, Mord Fustang, Nari & Milani, Moguai and so many more. Tickets are available here.