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.
Cielo has always been a name synonymous in New York with Thursday nights. For quite some time they have featured free cover and open vodka bar from 9-11 on this less popular party night. If you’ve never been there it’s a definitely one to add to your bucket list. More recently, however, Cielo has turned to hosting larger names. The previous Thursday Cielo featured Miss Jennifer, and this past week the intimate setting of the night club went wild for the music of Dragan Roganović, known to his fans by the moniker, Dirty South. In the words of Pete Tong, “Dirty South is Australia’s most successful exporter of EDM.”
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.
In a scene flooded with many young people who aspire to be the next Avicii or Dirty South, it is sometimes hard for those who are truly talented to stand out. When referring to the prodigy-esque DJ/producer Stereoshock, his productions have helped him become impossible to ignore. Only the tender age of 19, the young NYC local has been turning heads throughout the industry and it is very clear that he has no plans of stopping.
Often times it's hard to believe there was a time before our house music. When music festivals were one weekend and everyone jammed out in General Admission. Before it exploded and when it was just a small "underground thing." The entire genre has evolved over time taking on many different forms but it's an absolute must to go back to it's roots. From the disco days to the early 90s when house started making it's way over to the states. We've rounded up 8 songs that aren't exactly your hard hitting, bass-in-your-face, typical progressive house. These songs can be easily defined as the epitome of what house music really was.
1. Joachim Garraud- Are U Ready (Laidback Luke Remix)
2. Dirty South vs. Evermore- It's Too Late
Go BIG Productions, , the team responsible for putting together Swedish House Mafia’s notorious Masquerade Motel parties and the newest addition to the festival roster UR1 Festival, has gotten together to bring us Back In Black, Miami’s largest costume dance music party.
For the third annual fest, EDM fans will get to don their dance friendly duds and lash out to some of the top names in the world of electronic music including Dirty South, Paul van Dyk, Funkagenda, The Crystal Method, LA Riots and Electrik Dread. Hosted in a 100,000 square foot tent in Miami’s Midtown, this year’s Back in Black promises to be the largest one yet with even more surprise artists, yet to be named.
For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
It seems one cannot go out these days without either hearing Trap music being played or hearing someone talking about Trap. Even Snoop recently tweeted about it. But as with any new genre, sometimes it can be difficult to understand or define what exactly makes it that new style of music. Enter Atlanta based Heroes x Villains, whose forthcoming documentary Certified Trap explores its history and evolution while covering some of the main figureheads of the emerging genre.
The Duo behind Heroes x Villains -who have been friends and DJ partners since their teen years- released their first mixtape 'We Off That' on Mad Decent in 2010, featuring several of their own electronic dance music remixes of artists Lil Jon, Waka Flocka Flame, Diplo, Gucci Mane, and many others- putting them on top of the game over night. And that description in itself more or less defines what Trap music is; Dirty South Rap (beats) x EDM (synths) x Deep Sub-Bass.
Thomas Shaw and Ryan Henderson, the members of Project 46, have created a progressive house sound all their own. Building on poppy synths and smooth transitions, the duo has found success in their remixes of Deadmau5’s “The Veldt,” Dirty South and Thomas Gold’s “Eyes Wide Open,” as well as in their own original productions.
Project 46 will bring down the house at Santos Party House this Saturday night. Check out its mixes below: