There's a whole lotta lady around these days, and we aren't just talking about Lady Gaga. Lady Starlight, Lady Gaga's friend and opening act for the recently postponed Born This Way Ball tour, is having a one night only Lil Monsters Heavy Metal Disco show at The Gramercy Theatre this Saturday, February 23 at 11pm. Joining her for this fun rock 'n' roll cabaret are Breedlove, The Dirty Pearls, and Arianna & The Rose. Lady Starlight, is a unique DJ and performer in her own way. She mixes heavy rock and metal into her sets and is intent upon bringing it back to pop culture. We got to chat with the budding star about opening for Lady Gaga, her upcoming performance, and what's on tap for the future.
At just 17-years-old, Danny Avila is pretty much killing the game. His journey began just five years ago when he was making his way into the clubs in his native Spain and it was after watching the power and passion of artists like David Guetta and Afrojack was when Avila knew what he wanted to do.
The years fly by and it's 2012 which proved to be a very promising year for Danny Avila. He earned not one, but three residencies in Ibizia playing 15 shows alongside Tiesto at the famed Pacha Ibiza. The young buck also released his debut single 'Breaking Your Fall' on Big Beat Records in October and became the youngest ever talent to broadcast his 'Ready To Jump' show in a prime time slot on SiriusXM radio.
After the hints of a mega venture called 'Potato Will Eat You' from the super group A-Trak, Diplo, and Skrillex, we were eager to find out what exactly the project would be. Now, the news has finally been revealed and it comes in the form of a new music channel, POTATO which promises to take the approach of the early days of MTV.
The inaugural episode "BANG!" features Skrillex, Boys Noize and other pioneers of the genre as they comment on one of the early birth places of electronic music, Detroit.
When talking about the prolific DJ/producer Robbie Rivera, it is hard to ignore his undeniable ability to amaze crowds in multiple ways. Boasting an uncanny ability to dabble in multiple sound spectrums, from the more big room style of electro house to the more tribal sounds of the underground, Rivera is one of dance music's most experienced talents. Over the years, Robbie has accumulated a release resume that is beyond impressive. Since his career's beginning, Rivera has been featured on many industry leading imprints such as Virgin, Strictly Rhythm, Atlantic, Ministry Of Sound as well as his own successful label Juicy Music. Following the start of Juicy, Rivera expanded his brand into a mega marathon event called Juicy Beach. Year after year, Miam's Nikki Beach becomes swarmed for over 15 hours as Rivera's creation features some of his favorite talents from throughout the world. Amidst a time in which a DJ/producer must truly push the edge to remain relevant, Rivera has relentlessly succeeded in doing so for years. Luckily for our avid Juicy fans out there, Joonbug was able to sit down with Robbie prior to his set at New York City's megaclub Pacha. For those of you who think that old dogs can't learn new tricks, prepare to be surprised. There is still much to be seen and heard from this DJ legend. Find out more in our chat with Robbie below!
Inching their way closer and closer to our loyal dance music hearts is the music festival. Seeing them live is the ultimate experience, however, there's a new fest in town earning a lot of chatter in the digital music world. On February 12th-14th, Mixify.com will be hosting its largest event to date when RISE Digital Music Festival hits the digital stage.
Mixify is bringing in top headliners for the festival which include high-energy bass commanders Knife Party, Dutch house sensation R3HAB and rising trance superstar, Tritonal. Also featured is an ultra-heavy roster of rising stars such as Russian phenom Arty, the internationally acclaimed Deniz Koyu, versatile fan favorite Carnage, Swedish talent Adrian Lux, and Billboard’s ‘One To Watch’ Danny Avila. They will be performing alongside Rob Garza of futuristic electronica group Thievery Corporation, BBC Radio 1’s own DJ Nihal, and dance-pop producers The Cataracs.
I was able to chat with the guys before they played a show at The Living Room late last month and discovered they appreciate the energy and edginess of the NYC music scene that is unlike other big music hubs like Nashville, L.A., and Chicago.
McMorran, who has a long history with songwriting, including having written songs for legends Celine Dion and Joe Cocker, said unlike their first album, “Calling Birds” will be new material and listeners can expect a different and more evolved sound. “We like to get weird and rootsy and mesh those different sounds,” Dunahoo said of their style. They said this album is much more equally-written and evenly-collaborated between all members of the band, which is something Satellite fans are excited to experience.