EARGASMIC
Gareth Emery's New Album 'Drive' Is Out Now

The wait is finally over, and it has almost been longer than the trip that inspired the album. Gareth Emery's second full-length studio album, Drive, is out today (April 1st) on Garuda, and it's taking the country by storm, just like its producer did. After his initial singles-- 'U' featuring Bo Bruce and 'Lights and Thunder' featuring Krewella --received tremendous early support and gained insane popularity, it seemed like Drive was destined for greatness, and it did not disappoint.

IN THE HOUSE
Weekend Pick: Above and Beyond at Echostage

If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed or rundown, why not give therapy a try? Therapy for the soul, that is…music!

Embracing the therapeutic potential of music, English trance trio Above and Beyond has created a movement in the EDM world. Despite being formed way back in 2000, they still ranked as number 17 on DJ Magazine’s list of Top 100 DJs of 2013. They started out as remix artists, mixing hits by artists like Madonna, Britney Spears, and others, but their demand and popularity was off the charts, and they played at numerous festivals and concerts before releasing their debut album in 2006.

WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Picks: Dimitry Mak at Gaansevoort Park Avenue

Known as the DJ of choice for the luxury and lifestyle brands Cartier, Prada, Converse, and Grand Marnier, Dimitry Mak has also spun for NYC's hottest crowds at the top venues. When the all-star DJ is not catering to the best of NYC nightlife, he can be found in the studio writing and producing with the promise to always keep his listeners on their feet. Catch him this Friday night at Gansevoort Park Avenue for a night you will not forget.

The 20,000 square foot rooftop, sitting high above the luxurious Park Avenue, combines an indoor, fireside atmosphere with an outdoor deck and pool vibe that can't be found anywhere else in the city. Everyone expects to hear good music when they go out, and with Danny Rockz at the helm, Gansevoort Park Avenue will be rocking with a high energy mix all night long.

EARGASMIC
New Music: LA Riots & Thank You - "Rewind" Featuring Jessie Malakouti

LA Riots & Thank You have unleashed their brand new single, "Rewind," featuring singer Jessie Malakouti. This high-octane record, that is a Beatport exclusive, is an insane dance tune that will get your heart pumping, and will make you want to party forever. Malakouti's vocals over the collaborative production of LA Riots & Thank You is a match made in heaven, and is dangerously addictive. Check out the new single here, and tell us what you think! "Rewind" is out now on Dim Mak.

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EARGASMIC
Beats Antique Launch Crowdfunding Campaign for Ambitious New Stage Production

With 24 days of their Kickstarter campaign to go, electronic masterminds Beats Antique are making impressive headway towards their goal of raising $40,000 for their new and wildly ambitious stage production. The campaign was launched last week and has already raised over $24,000 – a testament to the strength of the trio’s creative vision as well as their dedicated fan-base.

Having made a name for themselves with their otherworldly brand of Electronic/World Fusion dance music, as well as their vivid and hypnotizing stage shows, Beats Antique are ready to break out the big guns for their Fall 2013 tour. Their new album A Thousand Faces - an epic and "genre-warping rock opera," inspired by Joseph Campbell's The Hero's Journey - will be accompanied by a massive, state-of-the-art stage production by Obscura Digital.

INDUSTRY NEWS
Blurring Lines and Breaking Records

Blurred Lines,by R&B heartthrob Robin Thicke, and featuring the talents of dirty south rapper T.I, and ingenious producer, Pharrell Williams,is arguably the hottest song of the summer. This past Friday, Thicke's label, Interscope Records, announced that the hit has broken unusual, skyrocketing,records for the highest radio audience ever.

HAPPENINGS
Partying at the Frick

One of the most highly coveted social events in the New York social scene just celebrated its fourteenth year. The Young Fellows Ball 2013 took place on April 4th at The Frick Collection, where fashion, art, and charity were the topic of the night.

Sponsored by Donna Karan New York, the annual event was hosted at the historic Frisk mansion on the Upper East Side. The Young Fellows Ball was an evening filled with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dancing, and music. Proceeds from the event benefit the Frick’s educational programs, which strives to assist New York City public schools in the five boroughs and proceeds also go toward the enhancement of the Frick Art Reference Library.

DO-GOODERS
Queen of Hearts: Pamela Anderson

Actress, model, philanthropist, and international celebrity Pamela Anderson has conquered just about everything she has set her mind to. Since her breakout role in Baywatch, she has achieved an iconic status that few ever reach. Her latest endeavor is both fun to play and cause worthy; a new virtual Facebook app called BamPoker. Founders Elton Pereira and Jeremy Nichele wanted to introduce an interactive gaming experience that is both casual and fun to play. The Facebook App allows the online community to duel it out in Texas Hold 'em, with no money involved, using online virtual chips. Best of all, players will also have the chance to play or chat with Pamela herself! BamPoker has partnered with non-profit Free the Children and playing the game will help support the organization. Pamela chats with Joonbug about how she got involved in this online gaming experience, her upcoming return to Dancing with the Stars: All Stars, and her philanthropic background.

HAPPENINGS
Painting the Night Blue with Haiti Cultural Exchange

If you may recall from our post, Art, Culture and Fun: The Haitian Way, the end of June would witness a party unlike any the isle of Manhattan has experienced. Last week we gathered with other supporters and fans of the organization, Haiti Cultural Exchange, at the Gild Hall of the Thompson Hotel to celebrate the organization and its fabulous team. The night was themed "Indigo Blue" and guests donned their best blue duds to drink, eat, and dance the night away.