Weekend Pick: DVBBS at Ultrabar/Chroma

DVBBS (pronounced “dubs”), a duo from Toronto, have made more certified club bangers than you can imagine. The electro/house collective boasts a unique style and is the brains behind hits such as “TSUNAMI." Their EP, “Initio,” was released a little more than two years ago and continues to inspire up-and-coming artists on the scene.

The two members, brothers Alex and Chris Andre, have dabbled in reggae, dubstep, house, and electronic, and their live sets bring their colorful and creative sound to life. Having performed with the greats, including Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Calvin Harris, and Deadmau5, their capabilities behind the turntables are at an all-time high and not to be passed up.

When: Thursday, April 17th, 10pm

Where: Ultra Bar/Chroma, 911 F St. NW, Washington, DC

Weekend Pick: Kill Paris & Candyland at U Street Music Hall

When: Thursday, April 17th, 10pm

Where: U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW, Washington, DC

Weekend Pick: Carl Cox Official Afterparty at District N9ne

Story by Kirsty Bryant

The OFFICIAL Carl Cox Afterparty will be hitting the Philly streets this Friday with an extended set featuring Lance Blaise aka Monix, one of the biggest names in the underground techno scene. Carl Cox, the British house music DJ and producer, will be turning up the electronic beats and combining forces with Blaise at District N9ne. Opening the dynamic set is Mi5an7hropia, followed by DJ Alexander aka Adrock with his prefect mix of techno and house music. These DJ’s will have you lusting for their unique electro sounds all night long! The event is BYOB at no extra cost, so do not forget to stock up on adult beverages to last your raging group till 7am!

Where: District N9ne, 460 North 9th St., Philadelphia, PA

Frankie Knuckles, Godfather of House, Dies at 59

The Godfather of House music, Frankie Knuckles, passed away yesterday afternoon, March 31st, at the age of 59. It is believed he died due to complications with type II diabetes.

Frankie Knuckles was a successful NYC disco DJ in the 70’s, and as disco began to struggle, Knuckles opened his own club in Chicago, The Warehouse, where he could play his own style of music. His first forays involved remixing his favorite tracks simply to extend their length, giving world and soul music the traditional disco treatment. This latter-day disco fused with soul and became its own genre, so strongly associated with the Warehouse that it was dubbed House music. As his music grew in popularity and reputation, the black, gay audience of the Warehouse became increasingly white and straight, and Knuckles left in 1982.

Kaskade & Project 46- 'Last Chance' (Clockwork Remix)

Calling all Clockwork fans- today marks the day when he releases his new remix of Kaskade & Project 46's melodic house tune, "Last Chance." When Henry Steinway aka Clockwork aka RL Grime, performs under the moniker Clockwork, one can expect progressive house tracks with funky and heavy bass drops. His latest remix delivers just that. Clockwork has been having a prolific year while performing for major festivals like Ultra Music Festival and EDC Las Vegas. His latest remix debuted back when he performed at EDC Vegas and now it's on Soundcloud for devoted music fans. You can buy the track on Beatport here.

#ThrowbackThursdays: Quintino

We remember Sunday, May 20th of 2012 very clearly. It was the last day of EDC NY, and we were at the circuitGROUNDS enjoying the last remaining seconds of Bassjackers' set. Then a very wonderful thing happened; Quintino took the stage and everyone, and we mean, everyone, in the crowd started roaring and stomping in unison. The effect of Quintino's opener, his hit single "Epic," had spoken to the crowd and now the crowd just couldn't get enough.

Well, that was my personal anecdote of the first time we heard Quintino live, and now he is an unstoppable force in the industry.

Don Diablo & Matt Nash- 'Starlight' (Bobby Puma Bootleg Remix)

Following the succes of his previous remix to Dada Life's, 'Born To Rage,' DJ Bobby Puma released his new remix of 'Starlight' today. Taking the funky electro tunes of the original version by Don Diablo & Matt Nash into hard hitting, electro house dance beats, Puma secures his place in electronic dance music. You can download the tune for free below.

Up next for Bobby Puma is an original EP along with a series of rapid releases coming soon your way. Keep your eyes and ears out for all his upcoming music from originals to remixes.

Event Review: brite nites presents Mikael Weermets & Jordy Dazz

The anthem to Saturday night's brite nites event at Webster Hall was none other than the mantra, "Eat, sleep, rave...repeat."

Every Saturday night, Webster Hall brings New Yorkers their electrofused brite nites event which features the hottest DJs of the now. On Thanksgiving weekend, the DJs that took over the Main Room with their explosive House styles were Dutch import Jordy Dazz and Swedish DJ Mikael Weermets.

Event Preview: Mikael Weermets & Jordy Dazz At Webster Hall

Swedish DJ Mikael Weermets is coming to NYC venue Webster Hall on November 30th along with Dutch DJ Jordy Dazz. Together, the two are going to make "brite nites" an unforgettable music experience with their deep House styles and rhythmic House music.

Both of these artists have been performing worldwide and they are recognized by their fellow peers, Tiësto and Hardwell, as the next big DJs of our generation.

This proves to be true, as Weermets promotes a #soundofnow visionary while Jordy Dazz continues to release his own Dirty and Dope podcast series.

The event is for ages 19 and over and you can still purchase tickets here.

New York Survived the '#Storm'

A whirling and swirling 'Blizzard' of foam took over Club Amazura this past saturday night in Jamaica, Queens. Doors opened at 9pm for the nationally-reconginzed Electric Flurry Tour and the space quickly began to overflow with music-enthuasts and party-goers alike.

The venue itself (Club Amazura) set the tone for what would be a thrilling and exciting experience. The Roseland-Ballroom-of-Queens sports an enormous dance floor, positioned between two elongated bars on both sides of the room. The room itself vast in size was nothing compared to what could be seen on stage as attendees entered the venue. A massive Foam-Blasting Cannon was placed in the center of the stage which would be the focal point of the most anticipated moment of the night.