CULINARY OCCASIONS
Event Preview: The Village Voice's Choice Eats
ALL ACCESS PASS
Event Review: ExPIERience Pier 36 New Years Eve 2014

With a plethora of shows to choose from in the New York City area this New Years Eve, there had to be some difficulty for people to choose which party to go to. But those that were smart and fortunate enough to attend Joonbug's New Years Eve party at Pier 36, were in for an amazing night, and we're not just saying that because it was our party! DJ Mag was right when they rated this party as #1 in the country for NYE. It truly was an experience that only happens once a year.

From the very entrance of the venue, you could feel the energy to quickly build into something euphoric. With Michelle Francheska opening the show, everything was fallling right into place. The venue was very spacious, the sound system was spectacular (extremely loud, yet still clear), the massive stage and video screen, the 3-hour incluseive open bar was top knotch as well. All the elements were set for what was going to be one of the best nights of the year.

EARGASMIC
Showtek Drops New Celebratory Track


Showtek is getting ready to play at the biggest New Years show in New York, hosted by the one and only Joonbug.com. The duo has also just released an absolute banger to celebrate their the launching of their new record label, Skink Records. "We Like To Party" is outrageous and will have people going nuts this Tuesday night! Stream it below, and get your copy of it now at Beatport.

ALL ACCESS PASS
NYE 2014 Special: Interview with DJ R3hab
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
NYC: New Year's Eve Neighborhood Party Guide

The Upper East Side is one of the most affluent parts of NYC, and the parties in the area reflect that. The venues are some of the nicest in the city, and the crowds are full of youthful energy. People in high-culture and high-fashion reside in the area, which makes surrounding venues very exclusive hotspots.

For people who enjoy the sports bar scene, but also enjoy luxury, head over to Bounce Uptown this NYE. Settled in one of NYC's nicest neighborhoods, Bounce plays host to one of NYC's most sophisticated lounge experiences. With a 5-hour open bar (9PM-2AM), a good time is guaranteed this NYE. Tickets start at $85. Don't miss out on this upscale NYE lounge experience.

EARGASMIC
Sander Van Doorn Drops New House Anthem

One and only Dutch producer,Sander Van Doorn has dropped a new track with Yves V, titled "Direct Dizko".

Check it out below, and be sure to get your tickets for the craziest NYE there is - ExPIERience NYE 2014.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
ExPIERience New Year's Eve Like Never Before at Pier 36!

It's the moment everyone has been waiting for-- the lineup announcement has been made for Joonbug.com's highly anticipated Pier 36 NYE 2014 party! In a lineup crafted by the EDM Heavens,Cedric Gervais, R3hab, Sander van Doorn, Showtek, and Tommy Trash will grace the stage as we welcome 2014 with a wild bang. It's a night you will have to EXPIERIENCE for yourself.

In 2012, Joonbug welcomed deadmau5 to the stage, and 2013 saw Armin van Buuren take front and center. Legendary parties in their own right, they had the nation talking and wanting more. Ergo, this year we are upping the ante, giving the people exactly what the people want, and then some, by offering a whole lot more. Additionally, the venue boasts a massive dance floor, perfect for dancing the night away. There will be a live countdown on stage--but don't worry, the party will continue to rage long after the midnight hour.

DAILY POP
YouTube Announces Inaugural Music Awards Show

YouTube has announced today that they will hold their first-ever YouTube Music Awards on November 3rd. The event, which will take place at Pier 36 in New York City, will be hosted by actor/musician Jason Schwartzman. This first-of-its-kind event has set it sights on shaking up the traditional awards show format, and will surely be a captivativing event to experience. The 90-minute event, produced by Spike Jonze, will live stream on YouTube, and will award winners in six categories that will be solely based on viewer votes. Headlining the inaugural show will be Lady GaGa, Eminem, and Arcade Fire, along with more to be announced later. Check out the video below with host Jason Schwartzman detailing the November 3rd event.

IN THE HOUSE
UMF TV Revisits 'A State Of Trance'

"When am I in a state of Trance? When I listen to a good track, a track that I really like. One that's energetic, euphoric, uplifting," said Armin van Buuren on the latest episode of UMF TV, which brings fans on a special revisit to 'A State Of Trance' at Ultra 2012 with none other than, Armin himself.

The feature focuses heavily on Trance music. The genre has exploded over the years and you can hear how it has grown from Armin, Dash Berlin, Sander van Doorn, Ferry Corsten, Cosmic Gate and Gareth Emery who all played at the arena.

Word has spread that Armin will be joining the festivites again at Ultra 2013 on both weekends but you can catch him first when he plays the show of a lifetime at Pier 36 in NYC on New Year's Eve! For tickets and more information click here.