The last time Joonbug has the pleasure of speaking with Australian producer Antony Maniscalco, better known as Hook N Sling, he had just made the journey over from Sydney and nested himself in his new home in Los Angeles. Returning to Miami Beach’s Mansion Nightclub, this time for the second date along his current Magnet Tour in support of his new single with Chris Willis, he took to the stage once again before a crowd yearning with an undeniable passion for his productions.
Hook N Sling is approaching his double-date with Florida this month, making his anticipated return to Miami Beach's Mansion Nightclub on Friday, October 11, followed by an appearance in Gainesville two weeks later at Simon's on October 25. The Australian producer, also known as Anthony Maniscalco, has garnered a reputation for holstering a diverse array of talents on his belt, from notable disc jockey to world-renowned producer. In recent years has become well-known for remixing modern dance tracks from the likes of Miami Horror, Wolfgang Gartner, Staton Warriors and more, in addition to releasing chart-topping original productions in collaboration with artists such as Nervo and Adam K, amoung others.
It's hard to explain what one can expect from waking through the doors at Mansion, one of Miami's most prestigious and most talked-about venues that brings life to the streets of South Beach's Washington Ave on an almost nightly basis. Each week, the establishment plays host to a wide variety of musical talents from across the EDM spectrum. This past Friday night, September 27th, club goers and fans alike were presented with not just one, but two creative figures that are constantly stirring up excitement and within the industry — Style of Eye and 12th Planet.
As the visuals cast a dark shadow around Tony and Paavo, their iconic trance style began to emanate from the speakers and through the multi-leveled crowd. The catalyst track, Vic Sky's "Time For Love," was first to break the silence. And surely, the love was present.
Eager to embark on their night's anticipated musical journey, fans of the UK group, or band as they often like to refer themselves, began to dance as the atmosphere livened up to heights unseen thus far in the night. As the duo began to transition out of the intro, songs like Amoda' s "Fuzztone" and Paul & Luke's "Fable 2008" began to drive the tempo and pave the way for more upbeat tracks like "Audien" by Wayfarer and "Easy" by Mat Zo and Porter Robinson, both of which were released on Anjunabeats.
The highly acclaimed London-based trance trio, Above & Beyond, makes their return to Miami this Friday, September 20 for their debut appearance at Mansion Nightclub. Comprised of members Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamaki, Above & Beyond has evolved their attributed trance style over the years and has continued to move crowds since coming together in 2000. Garnering one of the largest and most dedicated fan bases in the realm of electronic dance music, they've become recognized as one of the world's top DJ performers.
Nothing embodies the feeling of living, or visiting, Miami better than time spent at Mansion Nightclub. Of all the places to choose from along the strip of venues that coat the avenues of South Beach, Mansion has to be the most fruitful and lavishing of them all. With its consistent delivery of top-of-the line production, chart toping performance acts, mesmerizing theatrics and overall captivating atmosphere, it certainly stands out as one of America’s most notable and exclusive nightclubs. Drawing a near sold-out crowd to the dancefloor last week on his current "6 Rings" tour was Los Angeles-based producer, Carnage.
The drama surrounding the infamous set that got DJ Shadow kicked off the decks at Mansion Miami back in December stirred a lot of talk among the Twittersphere. The set has finally been released and for those who weren't there to witness him spin live and for those that have been wondering what the dubbed "too futuristic" set was like, can now listen to the sounds and judge for themselves.
The set combines a mix of genres from electronic to urban to trap sounds which superbly showcases Shadow's versatile skills as a turntablist. Listen to the set below for a mesh of damn good sounds!
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Tuesday boozeday is quickly approaching, giving us yet another reason to rage face from sunrise to sunset. Here’s a list of the hottest parties happening:
The full lineup is as follows:
This family-love night takes place at Mokai, one of the hardest clubs to get into on South Beach, so make sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time! For a special discount on tickets, use groupcode: JOONBUG.