Philly Weekend Roundup: November 15-17 2013

Friday, November 15

Based of the creativity from his new album, Urban Animal, Claude VonStroke will be at Union Transfer this Friday for his Urban Animal North America Fall Tour. Doors open at 10:30 and you can buy tickets here for a presale price of $17

1026 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Saturday, November 16

Head over to Whisper Nightclub this Saturday to check out DJ Daily spinning all night long! Doors open at 10 pm. 21 +

Roger Sanchez brings it back to his roots

Returning back to his New York techno beginnings, Roger Sanchez's latest single "My Roots" showcases his original house sound with a blend of modern influences. Sanchez says "I went back to my grimy, dirty jackin' house sounds with this one, and it's very representative of my DJ'ing technique with builds, big bass line drops and huge soaring vocals," which is exactly what this song offers.

This visually stunning music video was directed by Sherif Higazy, a film student at University of Southern California. The art direction of the video goes well with the theme of the song, as it shows classic New York landscapes and vynil records being revived by splashes of vivid color.

Cielo Gets Deep With Roger Sanchez

On Thursday night all was right in the house music world when two staples of the genre teamed up for a beautiful night of dancing and fun. Legendary DJ Roger Sanchez was in the building September 3rd at NY’s most legendary house music club, Cielo!

The quarterly party hosted by Roger Sanchez, “Secret Soul Sessions”, has been successfully running for over 5 years now. With Fashion Week in full motion all around the Meatpacking District Thursday, this edition of “Secret Soul Sessions” had no shortage of sexy people looking to get deep with some house music and have a good time.

Joonbug Sits Down With NYC DJ Legend Boris

When the pages of dance music history are written and researchers try to narrow down which areas are most enriched with music milestones, New York City will certainly be high on that list. From Larry Levan and the infamous Paradise Garage to Twilo and Tunnel, the Big Apple has been one of house music's hot spots long before the national explosion. That being said, there are only a few artists around today that were entrenched in the tight knit community that was the early 'club land' and throughout time they have evolved with the changes in music trends and production technology.

DJs that fall onto this list include; Danny Tenaglia, Roger Sanchez, Steve Lawler, Sasha, John Digweed and Boris. From their earlier days as residents at legendary venues such as Twilo, Crobar, Soundfactory, Tunnel and Vinyl, these DJ/producers still remain relevant as they - just like the times and crowds - have changed. Luckily, for those of you who have a desire to learn more about the times of dance music before you earned your own strooping shoes, Joonbug recently had the opportunity to sit down with the very talented DJ/producer Boris. Following his recent release on Dubfire's Sci + Tec imprint and an appearance at the chaotic artist haven, The BPM Festival, the NYC club icon took some time to allow us to pick his brain and look deep into the mind of a seasoned DJ veteran. Check it out below!

Cielo Club Celebrates 9th Anniversary

Can you believe Cielo has been around for 9 years? Now that's something to celebrate. Espcially in the fickle nightlife industry! As one of the original clubs before the Meatpacking District was cool, it has held its own for nearly a decade in what is now NYC's trendiest party neighborhood. The club is known for having two of the longest running weekly parties in the U.S. featuring some of the biggest DJs in the world. Just in the past year, they've hosted star DJs such James Zabiela, Chris Liebing, Ben Watt, Roger Sanchez, Mark Knight and Nick Warren.

Wild Labor Day Line-Up

First, partying was limited to dark corners, late nights and always carried the possibility of attracting someone who in the light resembled a pigeon.

Then, some genious invented the dayclub, that glorious, possibly-pool side venue that gives instant gratification in the form of frozen drinks, bikinis, and somewhat clearer vision.

And, you don't have to stay up past your bedtime.

This Labor Day weekend, Marquee Nightclub and Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas are ending your summer with a line-up well worth all your hard work this year. From the youngster Avicii who's soaring piano rifts are dominating the trance scene to Chuckie's dirty hip-house sound, you can be sure to get in all your musical prowess for the weekend. And the best part? A free party with Benny Benassi, Gareth Emery and Porter Robinson on Monday, September 5th. That's right, free. (Get there early.)

20 Year Anniversary Celebration of Nervous Records

20 years is a long time. Longer than most marriages, cars, nicotine addictions and (nowadays) careers.

20 years ago while most of you were crawling around in your underpants and sucking your thumb, Michael Weiss was busy. Very busy. After finishing Stanford Law school, Michael founded Nervous Records, the independent label that birthed house music luminaries like Danny Krivit, Josh Wink, Louie Vega, Armand Van Helden, David Morales, Roger Sanchez, Paul Van Dyk, and many others. Curiosity and confidence have kept Nervous Records on the cutting edge of the music industry, as they sign ground-breaking artists and help pioneer the evolution of electronica.
The S Man Guest Stars

Ibizia season. Festival season. Who else better to recruit for your monthly podcast than Roger Sanchez? This month, Max Vangeli pairs up with the Grammy award-winning House DJ to sling slinky dance beats and hard bass lines.

Track listings are provided below. (Pay special attention the remix of Pump the Jam and Adele's Set Fire to the Rain.)

Oh, and by the way, you'll have very few opportunities to catch Max Vangeli this summer. He'll only be in the United States these following dates:

  • August 6th at LIV in Miami, F.L.,
  • September 2nd at Electric Zoo in New York City.