Above and Beyond at Mansion
Reporting by Jessica Ekman
No Miami Music Week is complete without seeing a performance from the beloved Above & Beyond. Last Tuesday, Tony and Paavo teamed up to perform their hearts out to a sold-out crowd at Mansion Nightclub in South Beach, Miami with support from Beckwith and Norin & Rad. Also in attendance were friends MK, Gareth Emery, Bossi of Cosmic Gate, and Kevin Wild. Thanks to Opium Group, the show was a success as those in attendance kicked their MMW off the right way.
Fueled by the energy of the crowd, Above & Beyond’s performance was absolutely beautiful. Including tracks like Moonbeam’s “Pick Me Up,” Mat Zo’s “Pyramid Scheme,” and their very own “Thing Called Love,” “Alchemy,” and “Walter White,” the set was on point for any Anjunabeats lover. At the end of the show, Tony and Paavo picked a lucky fan from the crowd who held a sign saying “Official Button Pusher” to press the button during “Sun & Moon.” The moment was quite magical for everyone in the room. With hopes that the audience took away one of their many messages, Tony and Paavo wrapped up the night with passion and fire.
Tom Swoon and Lush & Simon have teamed up to produce 'Ahead Of Us,' a gorgeous new tune due out March 10th on Ultra Music. The track is beautifully composed of soft violins and a gently strumming guitar underneath seductively raspy male vocals that tug directly on the heart strings as they sings of better days that are yet to come. When the beat finally hits, the melody washes over you with such powerful care-free happiness, the exhilarating rush will give you goosebumps.
Friday, January 31
Don't miss Thomas Gold in Philly this weekend on his New Year tour! He's stopping by Lit UltraBar on Friday so make sure you purchase your tickets here for $30 before they sell out! Doors open at 10 pm.
460 North 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19123
Enjoy the Swedish powerhouse DJ, Adam Beyer this Friday at Rumor nightclub! Opening act is Chris Costanzo. Doors open at 9 pm. purchase tickets here for $20 or grab their 9 pm-11 pm open bar deal for only $40!
Germany's finest, Thomas Gold has released his new single "Remember" featuring Kaelyn Behr today on Beatport. The single is another notch on the DJ/Producers belt, as Gold brings another smash record into the EDM world. Check out the huge record below. "Remember" is out now via Beatport on Axtone.
Last weekend, Thomas Gold visited DC for the third time this year. The only difference was that this time around, the theme of his set was the power of light; hence, #RememberTheLight. Over the summer, Thomas played at a beach in Bulgaria until sunrise, and the experience of watching the night transition into day with each of his fans before him served as the inspiration for his current tour. Washington received a special show as Thomas and Deniz Koyu cooked up a B2B set for fans, which is always a fun addition to any show. Thomas spoke to us about his new track, "Remember," how he interacts with fans, and his upcoming tracks with Otto Knows and Deniz Koyu, respectively.
Photo courtesy of Doug Van Sant Photography. In addition to being a DJ-photographer, he is also the official photographer for Echostage in Washington, DC, as well as for EDC NY and Electric Zoo. Past clients include: Gareth Emery, Cosmic Gate, Emma Hewitt, Markus Schulz, and many, many more. To see more of Doug's work, check out his website.
Friday, October 4th
Shadow Room, 2131 K Street NW, DC 20037
Saturday, October 5th
Head to Echostage for a ridiculously jam-packed installment of Mega DC feat. Zeds Dead w/Alvin, Risk, Paper Diamond, Branchez and Thugli. 18+. Doors 8 pm.
Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Road NE, DC 20018
Whether on a big stage with her 16 piece band, charming a crowd of 4000 into staying out dancing in the rain (as she did at Montreal Jazz Festival) or rocking out an intimate club set with a stripped down 6 piece band, Alice Russell is a singer who demands attention. Doors 6pm, Show 7:30pm..
The Howard Theatre, 620 T Street, NW, DC 20001
Sunday, October 6th
Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Miami Music Week is down to the 10-day countdown and it’s about that time to start setting your plans in stone. Miami will be home to not only the fans but an ultra-stellar group of all-star artists, Thomas Gold being one of them. Gold and his camp have revealed his various parties throughout WMC/MMW and of course, Ultra Music Festival.
Friday, March 15 marks the kick off party at Space with “Thomas Gold Presents Fanfare” featuring special guests Feenixpawl & Otto Knows. The following night, Saturday, March 16, WALL welcomes Thomas Gold and Friends before he makes his weekend one appearance at Ultra on Sunday, March 17 with a performance on the “Megastructure” stage.
With a brand new year ahead, Josh Cohen, better known as Stereoshock, has jumped into 2013 with a pretty solid landing so far. Just releasing his remix of NERVO and Hook N Sling's "Reason," the young producer is only continuing to prove he's serious about his work and has no intentions of slowing down. With that said, we here at Joonbug are proud to host Episode # 44 of Electric Nightlife, Cohen's podcast show that began just one year ago and has since received major playtime around the world as well as special guests such as Sandro Silva, Starkillers, and W&W.