Joey Anderson has been called one of the hardest working DJs in New York, and maybe that’s no exaggeration. The longtime friend of DJ Qu has three upcoming gigs in a row, and if you’re in the city this weekend, you might as well attend all of them.
Lots of praise has been given lately to the New Jersey resident’s live sets of hauntingly abstract symphonic funk. Check out "Walk With Akasha" on his SoundCloud:
Since his start in 2007 with a collaboration with Armin van Buuren, Dash Berlin has been “an invigorating and charismatic” DJ that has become a main player in the new Trance Renaissance. Known for his “ability to leave a long-standing impression upon his audience.” Just recently, he crushed the ASOT 600 Stage at Miami's Ultra Music Festival and now EDM-lovers in the Atlantic City area will have Dash Berlin’s progressive trance set engraved in their minds long after the end of Saturday's one night performance. Starting at 10pm on March 30th, Dash will spin in the bi-level, city-inspired club at MIXX Nightclub at The Borgata.
SiriusXM launched “UMF Radio” and hosted the SiriusXM Music Lounge at the W Hotel in Miami where the world could hear everything from live DJ sets and interviews with the world’s biggest DJs, all of which were broadcasted on "UMF Radio" during Miami Music Week
“UMF Radio” featured live DJ sets and interviews with artists like Tiësto, Dyro, Calvin Harris, Afrojack, Ferry Corsten, Krewella, Armin van Buuren, Markus Schulz, Steve Aoki, Avicii, Kaskade, Axwell, Nervo, Alesso, Paul Oakenfold, Jacob Plant, Thomas Gold, R3hab, Sander van Doorn, Dirty South and more.
Missing Miami much? We most definitely are! You can relive all the live sets and interviews right on Sirius XM's Electric Area here.
Many avid festival goers have placed TomorrowLand, Belgium's largest EDM music gathering, on their bucket list of festivals to someday experience. Set in a fairy tale dream land with campgrounds called Dreamville, the festival brings in over 180,000 visitors from 200 countries to its home in Boom, Belgium every year since its inception in 2005. With past performers like Swedish House Mafia, Armin Van Buuren, David Guetta, Steve Aoki, and Avicii, the festival has become known worldwide for its incredible main stage set up, endless music, and engulfing art installations The Dutch festival organizers, ID&T Entertainment and Media Enterprise, announced earlier this week that they will be joining forces with curators of last year's successful CounterPoint Festival to create TomorrowLand's second home and give the festival a tangible destination for US-based fans. The spinoff of the popular festival, to be called TomorrowWorld will be happening September 27-29th 2013 in mystical lands of Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia, just outside the city limits of Atlanta.
On this mix, AquaBeat's selection wizardry shines, throwing open the portal between tech house and Caribbean dance. A highlight comes at 6:45 with the dark and funky tones of "Tswana Dub," a track so deep—maybe 10,000 miles deep—it literally shook the ceiling of the cafe below, at which point the patrons dropped their coffee and bagels and a spontaneous dance party broke out. Share the love y'all—and set your bass on high so the neighbors can get down too!
To explain what it’s like to attend Ultra Music Festival isn’t quite that easy. Sure, those who can’t grasp exactly what “EDM” is just don’t get it. To love house music along with it’s accompanying sub genres, is truly a sort of cult our generation has embraced. Over the course of 3 days, Weekend 1 welcomed well over 50,000 people. In retrospect, that’s a tiny portion of the music lovers around the world. But to us? Nope. It felt as if it was the only type of music surrounding us in our own little heaven.
New recording artist Sebastian Mikael recently signed to the Epic label imprint Vested in Culture and he is definitely an artist to watch. Originally from Sweden, Sebastian further cultivated his musical talents at Berklee College of Music in Boston, which profoundly shaped the direction of his career. With a soulful, emotional sound, he's being compared to Fitz and the Tantrums, D’Angelo and other breakout artists. His original style is heartbreakingly clear and honest. I was lucky enough to chat with this up-and-coming artist about his journey, his process, and more.
Despite the fire department’s attempt to shut the party down, The Bunker pulled off a dazzlingly memorable night on Friday, March 15th. After a last minute FDNY shakedown at 285 Kent Ave—the South Williamsburg venue was served for an apparent code violation—the veteran organizers reshuffled and migrated north, to the familiar confines of Public Assembly’s back room. Joonbug arrived around 1 a.m. to join the technorati who were dialed in for a great party. As one particularly inspired fan said, “I came here alone. And I’m here because I feel this in my soul.” Indeed, for those solo travelers—who were plenty in abundance on this night—the warmth of the Bunker community invites shared experience like few others.
Skrillex and Boys Noize make a pretty damn good team. The tag team ripped up the Ultra Worldwide tent on Sunday, March 17, as they made their debut at Ultra Music Festival as Dog Blood. The set was killer and it was a treat since they were only on the lineup for the first weekend. Needless to say, festival goers had quite an experience to watch Skrillex drop the bass alongside his other half; Boys Noize who brought his signature beats.