With Zeds Dead headed to Starland Ballroom on the next stop of their Living Dead tour, we got the latest from the dynamic DJ duo. Read on!
Interview by Angela Samartano
AS: Can you describe a typical day on tour?
Hooks: Lots of sandwiches are made.
AS: Which DJs/producers would you like to collaborate with in the future?
Hooks: Everyone we got on the Living Dead Tour; XI, AraabMuzik, Memorecks... got some great talent with us.
AS: What else is in store for Zeds Dead music and new releases throughout this year?
Hooks: Look out for out new mixtape with Omar LinX called Victor.
AS: If you had to describe your music in three words, what would they be?
Hooks: Order in chaos.
Arriving at Pacha NYC on Black Friday, the energy was evident before even walking through the doors. The venue was filled with partygoers all ready to dance off their Thanksgiving dinners and leftovers, at the prestigious New York City spot. Awaiting up and coming house DJ duo AN21 & Max Vangeli to headline the Black Friday event.
AN21(born Antoine Joseffson), the brother of Swedish House Mafia member Steve Angello, has been working alongside Max Vangeli for the past year caught up with us before getting into the booth at Pacha to tell us a little bit more about themselves and their upcoming projects. Vangeli, named one of the "Top 5 DJs to watch in 2011" by the Top 100 DJ poll on DJMag.com, and AN21 have taken over clubs worldwide with remixes of Swedish House Mafia's Save the World as well as Pendulum's The Island. Both anticipating the gig, they gave the crowd one of the best sets in which I have seen them, if not the best. Feeling the vibes of the club rocking to the music, AN21 even attempted (and succeeded!) in crowd-surfing throughout Pacha's main floor! Definitely a night for the record books, as per usual, at Pacha NYC.
Ultra Music Festival (UMF) is returning to downtown Miami’s Bicentennial Park for what is probably the most anticipated weekend of the year. Thousands will flock to Miami for Ultra’s first three-day event (formerly only Friday and Saturday) on Friday, March 25, Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27. The growth of the electronic music genre, from the past year alone, is clearly visibile through the expansion of Ultra this year and the growth of its headlining artisits.
Ultra is expecting 150,000 attendees over the span of three days this year, being the world’s first ever major electronic music festival to expand to three days and completely sell out. Being the first major North American music festival of 2011, Ultra Music Festival will no doubt raise the bar and set the standard high for live music everywhere. Spirits are already high in Miami as the stages are being built and the streets are getting crowded.
WHERE: MANDALAY BAY - HOUSE OF BLUES
WHEN: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 9:00 P.M.
PRICE: $22.00 GENERAL ADMISSION/STANDING, $26.00 DAY OF SHOW
DESCRIPTION: ORIGINALLY FROM THE SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA CAPITAL OF PERTH, THE BAND NOW RESIDES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. THEY BEGAN IN THE DRUM AND BASS GENRE, AND INCORPORATED A ROCK EDGE. THEIR NEWER STUFF HAS MOVED TO A FASTER TEMPO, EDGING ON PUNK. PENDULUM CONTINUES TO EVOLVE INTO THEIR OWN CREATION.
SPECIAL GUEST - INNER PARTY SYSTEM.