We were only inches away from the legendary, Armin Van Buuren, as he made his way behind the bar to stand on an elevated platform to make his big announcement. His upcoming North American leg of his ARMIN ONLY: INTENSE worldwide arena tour kicks start on April 11th at none other than Madison Square Garden in New York.
Having previously held his ASOT 600 installment in the same legendary venue, it only made sense to revisit the same grounds to make his upcoming tour an incredible experience. On choosing the location, Armin describes Madison Square Garden as the "perfect location for a show this size, easy venue to get to" then to add a moment of pride for all New Yorkers, he adds "if you're in New York you better be at the best place possible."
New York is a powerhouse, constantly brimming with energy that cannot be quelled. There’s always a train to catch and a dozen deadlines to meet. And New Yorkers are a rare breed. We need coffee. We crave coffee, breathe coffee, and live coffee. Caffeine fuels us. In a city that never sleeps, a good cup of coffee is essential to keep up with the daily grind.
This installment was dreamt up by Etienne Wiik.As we chatted over croissants and coffee beneath the subtle glow of warm yellow lights, we learned that this young Frenchman was incredibly humble, personable and passionate about catering the best pastries and coffees in New York City.
German trance duo, Claus Terhoeven and Stefan Bossems, better known as Cosmic Gate, will be bringing their amazing trance energy to the stage of Pacha NYC this Friday, December 13.
With a musical career spanning more than decade, these seasoned professionals are sure to thrill the crowd by bringing their own unique blend of classic and updated trance.
Earlier this year, they released a deluxe edition of their 2011 album release Wake Your Mind and the material from that has proven to be a dance floor hit.
This Friday, December 13th, their energy combined with Pacha NYC’s luxurious environment holds the promise of a fantastic night out.
Check out one of Cosmic Gate's classic tracks here.
Great news, New Yorkers! The Big Apple just scored itself another amazing Asian eatery: Han Dynasty. The famous Chinese restaurant recently branched out from Philadelphia and snagged a sweet spot in the East Village, catering the same delicious Szechuan cuisine as its Philly pioneer.
You can expect no less from Han Dynasty, which was voted one of the top 50 Chinese restaurants in America and also featured on the Food Network. The restaurant smells like fresh wood and spices. The interior boasts dark wooden furniture and yellow walls lined with Asian oil paintings.
With the biggest crowd the F Shed has collected since its recent opening, Krewella was well received by upstate New York. Packed from front to back, the crowd almost reached capacity as more than 4,000 tickets were sold for last nights show. With a crowd that were dressed for Halloween celebrations you could tell Syracuse was ready to get one of the biggest party weekends of the year started. With the help of two amazing openers - Candyland and Seven Lions - getting the crowd pumped, people were just itching to get wet with the headlining trio.
Dim lights washed over the charming interior of Ribalta, the Italian pizza restaurant on East 12th Street. With Skrillex dropping hard beats over the speaker, the dinner crowd started filing in. The founder of Ribalta, Rosario Procino, paced around the restaurant ensuring that everything was going well for the night. It was a special evening at Ribalta. In fact, it was the restaurant’s first night introducing a new member to its menu of palatable pizzas: the White Truffle Pizza.
The idea stemmed from Procino and Chef Pasquale Cozzolino. White truffles, known as the “diamonds of the kitchen” in the culinary world, are only present this time of the year and are valued for their exquisite taste. They are a type of fungus that grow under trees in forests, and are harvested underground.
Last night at the unorthodox venue, The F Shed, the unorthodox duo from Colorado, Big Gigantic, came on stage as part of their Sky High Tour to put on a show that just kept getting better and better. Their saxophone and drums filled the place up with some of the grooviest tunes that EDM has to offer. All live on set, this is more than just a DJ on the boards – Dominic Lalli kills it on the sax while Jeremy Salken rocks it on his drum set. Their jazzy jam-band sound, along with their dub-synth production, makes for a sound unlike any other.
Eating soba is an art in itself. It’s not complicated, but certain measures should be taken to ensure the best experience.
Soba — literally translating into buckwheat in Japanese — is often served chilled with a dipping sauce, because unlike other noodles, soaking soba in hot soup will change the noodles’ consistency. But that doesn’t mean that soba can’t be served in hot broth.
Tucked in the Lower East Side, Cocoron aims to offer healthy Japanese home cooking that will lift your spirits, inducing the “heartwarming” feeling that its name translates into. The space is small and the tables are packed closely together — typical of Manhattan restaurants — but the dark walls create a calm, comfortable ambiance.
Thursday, October 10th
Deniz Koyu will be arriving to New York's Love Nightclub this Thursday night to perform from 10pm - 2am. Presale tickets are available now - $10 for females, $15 for males. The event is 21+.
Love Nightclub, 246 Voice Road, New York NY 11514
The drummer of The Roots, ?uestlove, currently has residency in one of Brooklyn's new hot venues, the Brooklyn Bowl. Every Thursday night he DJ's his collection of over 50,000 vynl records made up of hip-hop, house, 80's jams, and rare songs you may have never heard. Tickets to this event can be purchased here for 5$, or at the door for $8. Show starts at 11pm.