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Tommy Trash Facebook Q&A Session On Thursday

What better way to celebrate the release of the Inspired compilation, the first in a new series of releases by Ministry Of Sound, than with a Trashed Facebook Q&A takeover? This Thursday, March 20th, at 9am PST/12pm EST/4pm GMT, Tommy Trash himself will be available for one-on-one sessions online to answer all of your questions and discuss his favorite tracks from Inspired.

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Event Preview: FEHRPLAY At Cielo + Ticket Giveaway!

On January 31st, Jonas von der Fehr aka FEHRPLAY, will be making his Cielo debut in NYC. After having a whirlwind of a year in 2012 after signing onto Eric Prydz's Pryda Friends label, FEHRPLAY has been gaining massive recognition from his peers. He's played in all the major party cities around the globe, like the UK and Ibiza, and now he will be making an appearance in New York City.

After gaining success from his smash tracks like 'Nightride' and his latest remix of Eric Prydz's 'Every Day,' it's easy to see why Prydz picked FEHRPLAY as his one to watch. FEHRPLAY has also made regular appearances on Pete Tong's legendary BBC Radio 1 show, cementing his place amongst DJs to look out for in the upcoming year.

EARGASMIC
Top 20 DJs of 2013

2013 is coming to a near finish, which means it's time to reflect on the year's most exciting Artists and DJs. The rise of EDM is no secret and not to be overrated. With an abundance of new talent, artists recreating their sound, and stellar festival sets that stood out from the rest, the EDM scene looks like it's constantly generating exciting buzz all throughout the year. Here's our pick of the Top 20 DJs who's made a great impression in the electronic music scene:

1. Hardwell

It's no secret that Robbert van de Corput, better recognized as, Hardwell, was crowned DJ Mag's #1 DJ. In 2011, he entered the Top 100 list at #24, quickly rising the ranks to #1 in a matter of only two years. There's a reason why he's been voted the top DJ, just look at the views on all his major festival sets on Youtube. His Tomorrowland set garnered 16+ million views while his Ultra set is at 17+ million views. The numbers certainly speak for themselves. At only 25 years old, there's no slowing down this festival tycoon anytime soon!

WEEKEND PICKS
Chicago Weekend Roundup: November 29th - December 1st 2013

Friday, November 29

Eric Prydz is coming to Aragon Ballroom in Chicago on Friday for his Epic 2.0 Tour. Tickets are selling fast so get them here while you can! Doors open at 7 pm.

1106 W Lawrence Chicago, Illinois 60640

DJ Snake is coming to Chicago for the first time ever! Be apart of the crowd that welcomes him to The Mid on Friday night. Buy tickets here for $10. Doors open at 10 pm

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Eric Prydz “Epic 2.0”

Eric Prydz made his triumphant return to New York City this week as “Epic 2.0” hit midtown’s historic venue, Hammerstein Ballroom. Beginning in London of 2011, The Epic Tour is called that for a reason, as this tour is not the average Eric Prydz show. To add to the concert goer’s experience, combined with a visually tantalizing laser light show, The Epic Tour is the only dance music show in the world that features 3D holograms.

Although the show was promoted as starting at eight o’clock, doors did not open till 9pm, and by 8:45 there was already a massive crowd of people stretching almost to 9th Avenue. The line moved quickly, and the Empire State Building was a nice aesthetic, making the wait to get inside more bearable. Hammerstein Ballroom is a very unique venue and a Joonbug favorite, a former opera house that has high vaulted ceilings, with two main balconies overlooking a huge dance floor area.

WEEKEND PICKS
NYC Weekend Round Up: October 17-19 2013

Thursday, October 17

In one of New York's hottest music scenes, Williamsburg, The Roots' very own ?uestlove has taken residency. Brooklyn Bowl is the host to DJevery Thursday night. Tickets can be purchased for $5 online or $8 at the door.

61 Wythe Avenue

Friday, October 18

Eric Prydz will be in New York this Friday and Saturday, playing both nights at the Hammerstein Ballroom. This is a part of his EPIC 2.0 Tour. Tickets for both nights can be found here.

311 W 34th St


CMJ Showcase 2013 Pacha NYC will be the host to the Manufactured Superstars, Dzeko & Torres, and Mikael Weermets this Friday night. Tickets can be purchased here. 618 W.46th St.
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Event Review: Life In Color


“So who wants to get wet? If you want to get wet make some motherf*cking noise!” Oh yeah, we want to get wet.

At 6 pm, just before David Solano entered the stage, hot pink paint sprayed generously form a hose onto an excited crowd. However, this was simply an introduction—basically a tease. It was the first paint- shooting of the evening, and it was used to get the crowd excited and wanting more. It worked. When David began, the energy level vastly increased and people began to show some real interest in what was taking place on stage. We heard tracks like Hardwell’s “Three Triangles (Losing My Religion),” Afrojack ft. Chris Brown’s “As Your Friend,” and a mashup of “Young, Wild and Free” (Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa ft. Bruno Mars) vs. “Mammoth” (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike). We also got to hear Solano’s latest track, “Loco.” But it wasn’t until R3hab & Solano’s “Do It (Life In Color Anthem 2013)” played that the real paint party began. Neon green and pink paint shot 40 feet into the crowd from guns, cannons, and hoses, in conjunction with thousands of pieces of white confetti. Appropriate.

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Eric Prydz, A-Trak, And The Generation Wild Tour Hit HQ Nightclub

HQ Nightclub at Revel is shaking things up this Presidents Day Weekend. Globally renowned DJ Eric Prydz, turntable-god and resident DJ A-Trak and The Generation Wild Tour 2013 with Deniz Koyu, Danny Avila, dBerrie, and Mikael Weermets will be apart of the blowout holiday festivites along with the madness set to ensue at Revel.

Friday, February 15: Swedish sensation Eric Prydz will kick off the weekend festivities spinning an always entrancing and impeccable selection of his most famous chart toppers like "Everyday" as well as the more underground tracks he’s become known for under the alias Pryda. DJ Tatiana Fontes will kick off the night with her melodic blends of house and trance to intro Prydz.

Saturday, February 16: Resident DJ and turntablist phenom A-Trak will take over the decks on Saturday night for his second appearance helming the DJ booth at HQ. Known for his technical savvy and combining multiple genres, A-Trak will rev up the crowd with his signature dancehall beats.

Sunday, February 17: The Generation Wild Tour 2013 makes a highly anticipated stop at HQ Nightclub on Sunday night, featuring a collection of familiar names in the electronic dance music community which includes Deniz Koyu, Danny Avila, dBerrie, and Mikael Weermets. Catch a variety of different sounds from these producers. Also in the mix will be infamous nightlife photographer Kirill Was Here taking photos of the wildness.

For more information and tickets visit the offical Revel website here.

MIX TAPE MONDAYS
Mixtape Monday: The Grammy Edition

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards have just about everyone in serious anticipation. From the recently revealed nominees, there were a few surprises, givens, and of course, scandals. But while we're making our predictions list before the show airs on February 10, we want to share some of our faves to remind us of what a year 2012 was for music!

1. M83- Midnight City (Eric Prdyz Private Mix)

2. No Doubt- Push and Shove (feat. Busy Signal, Major Lazer)

3. Fun.- We Are Young

4. Skrillex- Bangarang feat. Sirah

5. Kanye West- Mercy (feat. 2 Chainz, Pusha T, Big Sean)

6. Carly Rae Jepsen- Call Me Maybe

7. Nas- Daughters

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The Cryptic And Powerful Pryda: An Interview With Eric Prydz

When a rare opportunity comes your way, the natural reaction is to take it right away. Well, when Eric Prydz comes to the states, especially New York City, it shouldn't even be a question but more a programmed reaction that you'll be in that crowd. An icon to fans both in the mainstream and underground scenes, Prydz has championed a level of success through his music and producing skills.

While we caught a Prydz appearance over the summer at Identity Festival and again at his short show at Beekman, fans who missed him there now have a second chance to see the sensational Swede play two shows at Roseland Ballroom on November 21st and 24th.