To explain what it’s like to attend Ultra Music Festival isn’t quite that easy. Sure, those who can’t grasp exactly what “EDM” is just don’t get it. To love house music along with it’s accompanying sub genres, is truly a sort of cult our generation has embraced. Over the course of 3 days, Weekend 1 welcomed well over 50,000 people. In retrospect, that’s a tiny portion of the music lovers around the world. But to us? Nope. It felt as if it was the only type of music surrounding us in our own little heaven.
Nestled away in the grandiose Ceasars Palace hotel, PURE Nightclub is ready to ring in the new year in style. The NYE soiree will be hosted by multi-platinum recording artist Nicki Minaj who promises to throw a boisterous party as she leads the countdown to midnight.
The electronic dance music trailblazer, Kaskade, will bring his signature sound when he takes over HQ Nightclub at Revel in Atlantic City for what is sure to be a spectacular debut as he helps close out 2012 with a special pre-NYE set on Sunday, December 30.
Born Ryan Raddon, The New York Times called him "the new face of electronic dance music" and that could suit him well. However, the American DJ has been in the scene for more than 10 years. In that time, he has built a name for himself as an innovator of the electronic dance music scene as fans know it today and helped to lay the groundwork for a titanic musical and cultural shift: a post-rock EDM revolution that has captured the imagination of a new generation of music lovers across North America.
After emabarking on his jam packed Freaks Of Nature Tour this summer, Kaskade is coming back to the Big Apple to bring out the "freak" in everyone at the lavish, midtown nightclub, Lavo.
The Chicago native is a house hold name and has been producing for more than a decade. He has hit the decks of Vegas superclubs, major festivals and is no stranger to LAVO NYC. He got behind the booth last year for co-owner Noah Tepperberg's birthday and is sure to attract a solid crowd to the club this Thursday.
His signature tunes produce flowy melodies infused with pleasant female vocals seen in "Eyes" and "Angel On My Shoulder." Kaskade and Lavo couldn't be a more perfect combination for it's consistent star studded talent appreciated by the music lover in every New Yorker.
Ten miles of darkness and 2000 cars separated us from the festival we had only dreamt about. As we stared forward, excited and anxious, there was a faint flicker towards the sky and then the familiar explosion of fireworks in the distance. A roar ripped through the desert from the cars around us. Indian chiefs and their topless girlfriends yelled and cheered out their windows, as packs of neon spattered fur boots ran by on foot. This was the scene I had heard so much about. The one that would save dance music events
Boston plays hosts to a bevy of star-studded EDM acts in the coming months. Specifically, May & June offer up the likes of Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, and Laidback Luke (to name just a few)! With luscious tunes sweltering throughout the night, and the locales equally banging, the next few months are guaranteed to bring copious amounts of nocturnal wildness!
As is the nature of wickedly awesome fiestas, tix are scarce! The time is nigh to snag the goods, brace for mayhem, and rage volatile! May the coming months bring you plentiful shenanigans!
When: Tuesday, May 1st: 10pm-2am