Initially live-streamed as part of the UMF TV broadcast, Danny Avila's set at Ultra Music Festival on Sunday was an absolute smash. Seen and heard around the world, Danny Avila's set claimed a spot in the global top 10 trending hashtags alongside dance music royalty like Hardwell and Steve Angello, and with good reason. From start to finish, Danny Avila expertly mixed a hard-hitting selection of "Ready To Jump" certified beats, including some exclusive new music that has yet to be released.
Thursday, March 27th
Project 46 at Dream Highbar
Reporting by Michael Poselski
Project 46 and Digital Lab set the perfect pool party vibe with an intimate performance at the Highbar, located on the rooftop of the Dream Hotel. Highbar resembled an oasis with daybeds and palm trees surrounding the sparkling swimming pool. Twenty-four stories high, the location offered a breathtaking 360 degree view of the Atlantic Ocean and the electric cityscape of South Beach. The nearby ocean generated a cool tropical breeze that made the warmth of the humidity a delight.
Patrons relaxed poolside and sipped their favorite drinks as Digital Lab took to the turntables. The proclaimed ‘sound scientist’ manifested the chill pool-party groove with tracks like Daft Punk’s “909 Revolution” and Mark Knight’s “Your Love.” As the party started to heat up, he turned up the energy and got the crowd moving with bangers like A-Trak’s remix of “Heads Will Roll” and Swedish House Mafia’s “Leave the World Behind.” Canadian powerhouse duo, Project 46, took over seamlessly and transitioned into an even happier and uplifting mood dropping progressive house tracks like Avicii’s “We Are Your Friends” and their very own collab with Kaskade, “Last Chance.” The party reached its climax as the sun finally tore through the dark clouds and the attendees reveled in the intoxicating bliss of the atmosphere. This party epitomized what Miami Music Week is all about, it was truly a special experience to see DJ Mag Top 100 rated artists play a tailored set in such a pleasant and intimate environment.
Above and Beyond at Mansion
Reporting by Jessica Ekman
No Miami Music Week is complete without seeing a performance from the beloved Above & Beyond. Last Tuesday, Tony and Paavo teamed up to perform their hearts out to a sold-out crowd at Mansion Nightclub in South Beach, Miami with support from Beckwith and Norin & Rad. Also in attendance were friends MK, Gareth Emery, Bossi of Cosmic Gate, and Kevin Wild. Thanks to Opium Group, the show was a success as those in attendance kicked their MMW off the right way.
Fueled by the energy of the crowd, Above & Beyond’s performance was absolutely beautiful. Including tracks like Moonbeam’s “Pick Me Up,” Mat Zo’s “Pyramid Scheme,” and their very own “Thing Called Love,” “Alchemy,” and “Walter White,” the set was on point for any Anjunabeats lover. At the end of the show, Tony and Paavo picked a lucky fan from the crowd who held a sign saying “Official Button Pusher” to press the button during “Sun & Moon.” The moment was quite magical for everyone in the room. With hopes that the audience took away one of their many messages, Tony and Paavo wrapped up the night with passion and fire.
Before setting off on a whirlwind tour around the world, rising dance music star Danny Avila paid a little visit to the rapidly growing ZoukOut festival in Singapore, and brought the DA TV camera crew along for the ride. The fifth episode of the video series, which you can watch below, follows the young Spanish producer as he joins a cast of dance music royalty, including Alesso, Martin Solveig, and Zedd, in headlining what is widely regarded as one of the most important festivals in Asia. The video is set to Danny Avila's original track, 'Poseidon,' out now on Musical Freedom.
This is the call of the wild for the generation of can't be tamed, dance music animals that now own the night, the 2014 Generation Wild Tour is scheduled to sweep through North America from the end of January right through February. After its massive success last year, Danny Avila and Deniz Koyu are coming back wilder than ever for this year's tour, bringing with them the most extravagant visuals, out of control installations, and beastly beats the two of them have to offer, not to mention the possibility of getting a Wild Makeover at one of the shows.
18 year old Spanish upstart, Danny Avila, is holding a contest for his fans along with releasing the 50th episode to his weekly radio show, READY TO JUMP. His weekly radio show began as a podcast series before launching on SiriusXM back in 2012. And now to celebrate the 50th installment of his series, Danny Avila has found a way to give back to his fans even more.
Along with a 3 hour set that is packed with all the latest EDM bangers, he's added the JUMP contest for his fans. Every worldclass DJ has a signature move behind the decks, and Danny's own trademark move is his characterized jump! So with that being said, participating in this contest requires fans to record themselves doing his trademark jump to his latest track, 'Poseidon' then uploading it on their Youtube channels with the hashtag: #ReadyToJump. Be ready to post these videos on his Facebook page in order to get recognized by Danny Avila, himself. For more information on his contest check out the video below:
You can listen to the complete 3 hour set from his 50th episode below. You won't want to miss this!
Tiesto just posted this throwback photo of him with the very talented, Danny Avila. It's nice to see that a legend like Tiesto still supports his fellow peers while never forgetting to show his personable side to fans on his social media. Just goes to show that these superstars are at the top level due to their sense of being grounded and humble in their success.
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.