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.
Fresh off of his opening set on the Hounds of Hell Tour which stopped by the District of Columbia this past Saturday, Aussie-born Stuart Tyson, aka Bass Kleph, gave us a history lesson on how a drummer fell in love with dance music and decided to drop the bass in our faces. He put us in a time machine; back to his:
I’m from Australia and I got into music really young; at about 8 years old I started playing drums and loved it. It actually got to the point where I played in a few bands…by the time I was about 16 I got into a band that was going really well for me; we actually got picked up by a major label. I was a rock drummer and that was my full time job and interesting to do while I was trying to finish my high school diploma and everything. But, half way through that I discovered dance music and I heard some stuff and was like “wow”; there was something about it. We had just recorded our album as the band and when you go in there the first time, you record just the drums first. Then afterwards it’s the bass and then a few days later, everything else. So the first couple of days are all about me, it’s awesome, you know the drums sound amazing and everyone’s attention is on you, making sure your instrument sounds the best. So I got really psyched for the record. Each day they put more and more on there and the drums get quieter and quieter and pushed further into the background; so I was like “aww man”. And I hear dance music where the drums are really loud and right at the front, so straight away I’m like “this is my shit, I love this. I want to know more about it and I want to learn how to write it and I want to share it with my friends”. So I started trying to learn how to write it. There was no YouTube back then; you couldn’t look up a tutorial; this was around ’99. I’d DJ at friends’ house parties, just to go “Oh my God you’ve got to hear this music, it’s amazing”. The band broke up about a year or two later and I was like “do I find another band or maybe I should keep following this dance music stuff. And I kind of decided to do it and I love it. I sold my drums, singles, cases; all my equipment, bought my studio equipment and wrapped up some demos and just went hard. Getting my music out there and DJing everywhere and now this shit’s taken me all over the world. Now I get to live in Hollywood and DJ in random places like Russia and Kazakhstan; all over Asia and yeah. It’s awesome!
We waited two months for Wolfgang Gartner and Tommy Trash's Hounds of Hell Tour to hit the district, and with two gigantic tour buses parked behind Echostage, to say that they made a grand entrance is an understatement. We interviewed Wolf back in August just minutes before his Made in America set at Roseland Ballroom, so last night we devoted our attention to one of the two supporting acts who deserves just as much love: Charlie Darker. At just 21 years old, he is traveling the country on his first bus tour with the gang, and last night he played a killer set that we're sure will stand out in fans' minds for a while. We asked about what it's been like living on a bus for the last few weeks, in addition to the vivid cultural experiences and getting his name out to fans. For now, Charlie has been doing extremely well with support from artists like Wolf, Tommy, and Afrojack to name a few, and continues to release banging tracks on Kindergarten Recordings. Listen to his remix of Clockwork feat. Wynter Gordon's "Surge" below!
Thursday, October 17
UK mastermind, Hot Since 82, lands this Thursday night for the DC stop of his Little Black Book Tour. Flash will be home to the concert, that will bring slick house tunes and good vibes to concertgoers. Don't miss your chance to see one of the UK's hottest producer/DJ's live.Show begins at 9:00pm. Tickets are available here. $8
Friday, October 18
Dubstep maven, Rusko, stops in Silver Spring for the Maryland stop of his Lift Off Tour this Friday night. The event, taking place at The Fillmore Silver Spring, will bring along Roni Size and Dynamite MC as support for what will be a great night for dubstep fans. The show begins at 8pm Tickets are available here. - $35
Wolfgang Gartner and Tommy Trash’s Hounds of Hell tour begins in less than 10 days at the Palladium in Los Angeles, and it will travel across the US, plus Canada, until the beginning of November. Conveniently enough, they’ve got a gigantic collaboration in store for fans, which is also called “Hounds of Hell.” The track was produced on Kindergarten Records and can be purchased through Beatport on September 24th. If you listen to Tommy Trash and Wolfgang Gartner individually, it’s easy to decipher which parts of the track are solely Tommy, and others that are purely Wolfgang. They both brought a piece of their sound into this production and the final result was a massive electro house track that will resonate from one side of the country to the other. Tickets to the Hounds of Hell tour can be purchased here.
Artists to watch, Lush & Simon, have recently come out with a new bootleg of Sebastian Ingrosso and Tommy Trash’s (feat. John Martin) “Reload,” and have given us the track for all of our readers’ listening needs. While similar to its original version, Lush & Simon’s bootleg contains long buildups and progressive synths. Within no time, it has been supported by the likes of Tiesto, Bingo Players, Gareth Emery, Carnage, and others.
The duo are inspired by music from The Doors, The Beatles, Elvis Presley and many others. Inside EDM, their main inspirations right now are Hardwell, Tiesto, Sick Individuals, DubVision, Dyro, and
legends like Daft Punk and Justice.
Known for its colossal roster of quality talent, the Circle Talent Agency kicked off Miami Music Week with a splash at their poolside showcase! Touting a star-studded lineup featuring Flux Pavilion, Doctor P, and Datsik, the showcase invited dubstep lovers to bask in the sun while watching their favorite artists flex their bass-heavy muscles. And although anchored by the agency’s superstar turntablists, it was rising stars Lucky Date and Carnage who truly stole the show(case).
You could hear the bass from down the street. As night fell over the Hudson River, a mass of costume-clad fans appeared along the Westside highway, walking against traffic and towards the emanating pounding beats. For anyone in the area, it was clear that their destination was Pier 94, the monstrous venue transformed for the weekend into the Pier of Fear. Premiering for the first night of a doubleheader Halloweekend as Manhattan's very own bass mecca, the pier set the bar high with an impressive lineup featuring Knife Party, Tommy Trash and Kill the Noise, and supporting acts Destructo, Baauer, and Style of Eye to set stage for the madness of the weekend to come.