It's that time of the year again- the Grammys have finally announced the 2014 nominees for its 56th annual awards ceremony, which will air live on January 26th. To no surprise, but very much deserved, Daft Punk have scored four nominations in the following categories: Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and Best Dance/Electronica Album.
Having already won six Grammys, Skrillex has stepped aside to allow artists such as Disclosure, Pretty Lights, Duke Dumont, and Armin van Buuren a shot at winning the prestigious award. 2014 will also see the return of past nominees Calvin Harris and Kaskade, who will be at heads with one another in both "dance" categories.
Coco 66, located in Greenpoint, BK, is becoming a blossoming location for some of the best new talents in the Hip-Hop scene. Daniel Navetta is working to create a place for Hip-Hop artists and fans to get together and enjoy the music.
ApK's "The Program" kicked off the second night of its monthly Hip-Hop series in Brooklyn. Having been to the premiere on Nov 7th at Coco 66, we had high expectations for the second and we were not disappointed. Hosted by Combat jack, the room was dimly lit and the stage was set for some spectacular and intimate performances. A "Ferris NYC" pop-up shop had custom design apparel for sale and APK's videographer was ready to capture every punch line.
Mark your calenders for December 13th--bass heads Figure and Crizzly are coming to Webster Hall for its weekly Girls & Boys event. Along with Figure and Crizzly, LA duo gLAdiator and Alex English will be playing the same night.
This event is a continuation of the Figure x Crizzly All Black Everything tour, so make sure to catch these two when they make their stop in New York City. Figure is synonymous with Drumstep while Crizzly is known for embodying the Crunkstep genre, and together they will bring bass-heavy music for all the bass heads out there.
If you've never heard of American DJ and Producer, Dillon Francis, before you're in for a treat. Not only is he one of the leading pioneers of moombahton, but he has an online personality that's both bizarre and hilarious, to say the least. As a music producer and DJ, Dillon is capable of releasing catchy and festive tunes that are a special blend of hip-rocking beats and upbeat melodies. As an online personality, he's mastered the ingenuity of social media and took it upon himself to create multiple personalities like DJ Hanzel and Craigslist Connie, all of which he reeanacts himself on his Instagram account.
Christmas is around the corner and Diplo's record label, Mad Decent, did not skip a beat in releasing a compilation with all your favorite tunes tweaked with the Holiday spirit. It almost sounds too good to be true as one might think, "Moombahton, dubstep, big room...holiday jingle?" But rest assured, once you listen to this compilation composed of 8 tracks, you'll be pleasantly surprised and intriguied by the mixtures of jingles and bass. Take a listen to this new seasonal release and if you decide to play it at a Holiday party, you can buy the release on iTunes here.
Calling all Clockwork fans- today marks the day when he releases his new remix of Kaskade & Project 46's melodic house tune, "Last Chance." When Henry Steinway aka Clockwork aka RL Grime, performs under the moniker Clockwork, one can expect progressive house tracks with funky and heavy bass drops. His latest remix delivers just that. Clockwork has been having a prolific year while performing for major festivals like Ultra Music Festival and EDC Las Vegas. His latest remix debuted back when he performed at EDC Vegas and now it's on Soundcloud for devoted music fans. You can buy the track on Beatport here.
Swedish Wunderkind, Adrian Lux, is a busy man. This month, he is headlining his own tour, the Wild Child Tour, all around North America but that still hasn't stopped him from giving his fans an exclusive earful of his deep, indie-house music.
This past weekend, Adrian Lux played his never-before-heard original mix at STORY Miami, and now he's premiering this set on Vice THUMP to show fans what they can expect on his latest tour.
This original mix shows the musical spectrum which Lux encompasses from his own original tracks to his remixes of Sasha, Hot Chip, Moby, Crystal Fighters, and many more. As he's currently on the road supporting his upcoming sophomore release on Ultra Music in 2014, Lux is making airwaves in all the major cities around the US.
Since he began his journey into the techno world in the late 1980’s by playing local clubs around England, Danny Howells has been a name associated with progressive house music. He bought his first DJ decks in 1991 and began to experiment with production in the mid 90’s before attracting a record deal with Jackpot in 1997, on which he released his first big hit a remix of React 2 Rythym’s “Intoxication”. Playing his first gig outside the UK, Howells gained not only a huge fan base in the Netherlands, but an opportunity with ID&T to release his 1998 debut mix album, Nightlife Report 1: Mick Boskamp Presents Danny Howells.