As of late, riding on the wave of fame is a Parisian by the name of William Grigahcine – DJ Snake, to be correct. A worthy member of the Mad Decent camp, DJ Snake has brought some color back to the inevitably waning trap scene within the last year. Though it is difficult to pinpoint the exact moment that he began to turn heads – both of industry leaders and fans alike – it could be argued that his 2013 original mix with Alesia, 'Bird Machine,' along with his remixes of Duck Sauce’s 'It’s You' and Major Lazer’s 'Bubble Butt,' are what began to give him some extra leverage. Needless to say, it was 'Turn Down For What' in collaboration with Lil Jon that defined DJ Snake as a commendable producer – one to keep an eye on in 2014.
It's almost that time of year again: festival season and Miami Music Week are coming up fast. Soon, the pools will open back up, and sweaty festival goers and sexy party people everywhere will be outside getting wet, wild, and crazy. Of course, no good day of fun in the sun is complete without the right party anthem, which is why MAKJ and Lil Jon teamed up to bring 'Let's Get F*cked Up' to bikini and bathing suit wearing fan everywhere.
Getting low is an art form, one that Dillon Francis and DJ Snake have absolutely mastered. A legend in the realm of moombaton, Dillon Francis knows exactly what it takes to get your body moving, and DJ Snake is no stranger to banging out beats that'll have you winding your waist like a snake either. Combining DJ Snake's 'Turn Down For What' attitude with the 'Masta Blasta' himself could only lead to one thing, and that is to 'Get Low.'
Shadows on the Hudson has announced their new Stereo Saturday resident DJ: Erik Floyd. The New York City-based producer and DJ is best known for remixing Grammy-nominated artists like Macklemore and Clinton Sparks; playing at venues including Gansevoort Park, Tenjune, and Catch; and deejaying for celebrities such as Derek Jeter, Will.i.am, and Kid Cudi. Floyd, who is a key player in the electronic music scene, has also performed alongside LMFAO, Lil' Jon, Rev Run, and Jermaine Dupri in the past. He even played at Usher's birthday!
Tonight, August 9th, swing by the Electric Pickle for a night of dancing and raving with Secretsundaze. London-based and known universally, Secretsundaze has become one of the most prominant names in house and techno music. With loyal followers following them all across the Atlantic, there is no way you won't be dancing the night away. 2826 N Miami Ave, Miami FL 33127.
Tonight, August 9th, get your groove on this with Lil Jon at the LIV Music Venue. See the man who put Atlanta on the map, and trademarked the signature gold-tooth dreadlocked look. 4441 COLLINS AVE MIAMI BEACH, FL 33140.
Trick or Treat? How ever you decide to dress for Halloween, on October 31st is up to you. We checked in at Ricky's NYC to get the inside scoop on some creatively creepy ideas this season. Not only does Ricky's carry a stand-out selection of costumes, accessories and wigs, but they also feature really spooky decorations that are sure to impress your guests! Here's to looking booo-tiful!
Channel your inner songstress with Ricky's impressive line of Katy Perry costumes and accessories. Wigs, frothy California Gurl costume and come hither lashes!
This Sunday, October 21st from 5 pm to 6 pm, Lil Jon lovers will have the chance to meet the music mogul at Ricky’s NYC’s Soho location. In addition to chatting with the rapper, producer, DJ and TV star of Celebrity Apprentice, guests will surely enjoy onsite Halloween costume consulting from the expert staff at the one-stop Halloween shop hub and of-course photo opps with Lil Jon.
Snap your fingers and say, Yeaaaahhhh.
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.
The Fourth of July is going to be hopping at the Waterfront at Pier 92 this year. The 12-hour rooftop beach party will be hosted by Arrival and will feature performances by hip hop artists Lil' Jon and Wyclef Jean. Top electronica DJs will also take the stage, such as Hook N Sling, Ken Loi, Serge Devant, and The EC Twins.
Virgil's Real Barbecue will be serving food along with almost a dozen of the city's best food trucks, including Phil's Steaks and Valducci's Pizza. There will also be tanning decks for those looking to get Snooki-fied, a sand pit for those who wanna get down 'n' dirty, air conditioned cabanas to beat the heat, and an outstanding view of the Macy's fireworks on the Hudson.
VIP terraces are also available to those who wanna do it right. A portion of the proceeds from the events will benefit the Hudson River Park Trust.