THE HOT SPOT
Luciano To Go Black Tie At Cipriani 42nd Street For New Sunday Party

Following a New Years Day appearance that left New Yorkers stunned, Cadenza's leader and jet setting superstar Luciano is set to make his triumphant return to the Big Apple. Changing up the scenery from a warehouse in Brooklyn to the esteemed black tie hotbed better known as Cipriani 42nd Street, Luciano offers New Yorkers a chance to replace football Sundays with an early evening soiree that will be filled with tropical sounds typically found on the White Isle.

For those of you that think that Cipriani will be letting in anyone due to the event's magnitude, don't kid yourself. Heed warning club goers, entry will be granted at the doorman's discretion which means dress to seriously impress.

ALL ACCESS PASS
The BPM Festival announces Phase 1 Line up

Just when we thought festival season was coming to an end, we now have a reassuring hope to gear up for our beloved music fests. Summer 2012 marked an insane schedule of worldwide music and art festivals and we never wanted it to end. But now (while some of us are enduring the winter season) we have The BPM Festival in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico as an excuse to plan a little getaway.

In it's sixth year, the BPM Festival is set to take place from Jan. 3-14, a totally necessary ten days of music madness. The fest will feature day and night showcases and will be a global gathering of highly sought after DJs and producers. The Phase 1 of the festival will include Carl Cox, Sasha, Nicole Moudaber, Luciano, Marco Carola, John Digweed and many, many more.

GROUPIE
Pete Tong's 'Rocktronic Ibiza123' Festival

We’ve heard quite a few announcements of genre-crossing festival’s lately, with Jay-Z’s Made in America and the ever-evolving Lollapalooza. And while I’m definitely a fan of shaking up a festival lineup with a hip-hop artist or two, never in my wildest dreams would I pair EDM with classic rock - a move BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong has boldly made with his “Rocktronic Ibiza123” festival.

Despite my skepticism, Pete Tong’s word is my bible and I simply can not doubt a man with such an incredibly gifted ear for music. After more than 40 years of gracing the wavelengths with masterfully-crafted mixes, what the DJ extraordinaire says, goes. Rock on househeads!

IN THE HOUSE
Artist Spotlight: Luciano

Unfortunately for Luciano, however, at the time when he was trying to carve out a scene in Chile and the rest of South America, no one was really interested. There were no good labels, shows, funding or many fans. So he moved back to Switzerland, and within a few years of doing so, was releasing albums on some of the best microhouse labels and headlining festivals all over Europe. These days, of course, thanks to the like of Luciano and Villalobos, there is a very cool South American electronic music scene, so, thanks man!

His worldly upbringing is also evident in the music he makes. Microhouse is often overwhelmingly dark and moody, leaving listeners kind of alienated. However, thanks to Luciano's South American sensibilities, his produces more colorful, rhythmic and tropical tracks, influenced by traditional latin music. Not only does this make his tracks more upbeat and pleasurable, but they are way more danceable as well, creating a bunch of crossover hits between the genres (EDM vs. Microhouse).

IN THE MIX
WMC Thursday Party Roundup: Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold & more!

Another day, another rager in Miami! As Thursday is the eve of the Ultra Fest, there is an absolute abundance of bacchanal opportunities. With a plethora of huge musical acts at the most poppin’ spots, the festivities shall be flourishing ‘till the break of dawn. Get an early start on the impending musical maelstrom—rage hard and often!

Here’s the low down on all the madness descending on the eve of the ‘fest!

Chuckie & Friends Presents Dirty Dutch at Amnesia

IN THE HOUSE
Five Hot New House Tracks

2. “Soy Como Soy” featuring Cleydys Villalon by Makossa & Megablast

3. “I Wish I Was Tina Turner” by Inkfish

Tina Turner had many wishes. She wanted it to rain. She wanted to be made over, clean, beautiful. And she ended up rich. You want all these things too, we hope. Check out the video below.

David Cassidy thought he loved you in 1971. Now, 30 years later, these five words have been sung by hundreds of artists and surprisingly, they never get old. But you do. Remain youthful and step to that percussion. Indecision never felt so good.



IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Luciano at LIV for WMC

LIV will be celebrating the tail end of Winter Music Conference on Saturday, March 12. Cadenza Records presents Luciano along with Reboot. Wrap up the WMC festivities one of the best ways possible with hosts Michael Capponi and Michael Martin from 11 p.m.-5 a.m. Table reservations are highly recommended for Miami Beach’s most acclaimed LIV night club.

LIV at Fontainebleau Hotel

4441 Collins Ave.

Miami Beach, FL 33139

For table reservations contact MIAMI@JOONBUG.COM