June has come and gone, and we sure made the most out of all the EDM events the big apple had to offer. If you’ve bee
n following, we’ve brought you the surreal experiences from Knife Party, Benny Benassi, Kaskade, Laidback Luke, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, and Afrojack. Crazy, we know – and July won’t be any different as another hot summer month offers loads of talent, our favorite venues, and much more partying. New Yorkers have the luxury of choosing between Fourth of July celebrations, a dance music-style 21st birthday, a dirty Dutch paint party, and a day festival that includes the most anticipated touring return of the season. We were glad to help our readers make smart event choices last month, and we are back to ensure that you continue dominating the summer as an astronaut would.
How to celebrate Independance Day: Danny Tenaglia at Neptune Beach Club
The combination of legendary beats and the atmosphere of The Hamptons makes for an easy decision for your July 4th celebrations. Everyone’s favorite day of the summer is usually spent outdoors with close friends, cold drinks, and good times – add great music to the equation and you’ve got the Fourth of July of a lifetime. While we are relieved that Danny Tenaglia is not in fact retired, this may be one of the final parties that the talented DJ will command in the New York area this summer. If you’re not sold on DT, our friend Kerri Mason over at Hot Water Inc should be able to convince you.
Date: July 4th | Tickets
The biggest birthday party you will attend this summer: Alesso at Governors Island
When Alesso made his NYC appearance last summer, he was a guest of Sebastian Ingrosso and still a young prodigy with something to prove. That night at Pacha NYC, he played an unidentified track alongside his mentor, one that would become known as “Calling.” It has been a stellar year for Alesso, and he returns to the big apple this summer to headline Governors Island on his 21st birthday. Celebrate with him (and thousands of others) as he becomes legal in the US and takes a huge leap in his maturation as an artist. Looking for a deal sealer? Otto Knows and Arty will be kicking off the party.
Date: July 7th | Tickets
When you want a breath of fresh air: The Disco Fries and Tommie Sunshine at Pacha NYC
Unexpected headliners means new music, and that is what Pacha’s “Fries & Shine” party will be all about. For many DJs, if you’ve seen them once, you’ve seen them a million times. The Disco Fries and Tommie Sunshine will deliver the refreshing sets that New Yorkers have been craving. Go into this party with an open mind, but if you want an idea of what you’re getting yourself into, check out their collaborative effort, “Don’t Look Back.”
Date: July 27th | Tickets
Leave a mark on your summer, witness a legendary return: Eric Prydz at Beekman Beach Club
We were obviously ecstatic about the news that Identity Festival would bring Eric Prydz stateside for the first time in years, but we have been anticipating a solo show in NYC; and our prayers have been answered. Beekman Beach Club became an established venue for electronic acts after Knife Party threw down at the waterfront last month. The venue proved to be small but spacious, and the perfect summer spot for an enjoyable show. When Pryda storms South Street Seaport, dedicated fans will have the opportunity to see the long lost Swede up close and personal. Expect an intimate and authentic show that will define your summer.
Date: July 28th | Tickets
DA’s pick: Identity Festival at Jones Beach
End the month with a bang. Eric Prydz will be headlining, so there is your taste of the highly anticipated return, but his supporting cast will fill the afternoon with mayhem. French youngster Madeon will bring his unique sound to Jones Beach (although it may be too hot to sport his signature blazer), Arty will bring the Anjunabeats magic, and Showtek will bring his hard-style. And thats not even the half of it. With a single day festival line-up like this, you can be assured that you’re leading the superior summer.
Date: July 28th | Sold Out
Full NYC event schedule for July 2012:
7/1 – Erick Morillo at Surf Club | Tickets
7/3 – Danny Tenaglia at Pacha NYC | Tickets
7/4 – Victor Calderone at Governors Island | Tickets
7/4 – Danny Tenaglia at Neptunes Beach Club | Tickets
7/6 – Adrian Lux at Pacha NYC | Tickets
7/7 – Alesso w/ Arty & Otto Knows at Governors Island | Tickets
7/7 – Alesso’s 21st Birthday Afterparty at Pacha NYC | Tickets
7/14 – Robbie Rivera and Friends at Governors Island | Tickets
7/14 – Paul Okenfold at Pacha NYC | Tickets
7/15 – DayGlow w/ Chuckie, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike at BK Festival Grounds | Tickets
7/20 – Bob Sinclar at Pacha NYC | Tickets
7/21 – 20 years of NASA w/ DJ Scotto, 808 State, Joey Beltram at Music Hall of Williamsburg | Tickets
7/22 – Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano at Revel HQ
7/27 – The Disco Fries & Tommie Sunshine at Pacha NYC | Tickets
7/28 – Identity Festival at Jones Beach | Sold Out
7/28 – Madeon at Pacha NYC | Tickets
7/28 – Eric Prydz at Beekman Beach Club | Tickets