For 128 years people have been flocking to Webster Hall for some of the most raucous and righteous parties in Manhattan’s ever-expanding nightlife scene. A landmark of New York City after hours, Webster Hall preps its hallowed halls for one last party of 2013 hosted by none other than Wolfgang Gartner. Attendees will be treated to the largest balloon drop in a world at midnight, when the Grand Ballroom is filled with 100,000 balloons. In addition to the record breaking sea of latex, an open bar will be provided from 8pm – 2am while dancers and entertainers shock and awe guests with dazzling fire displays, aerial performances and voyeuristic gogo dancing.
Purchase tickets today for a FREE 2014 membership to Webster Hall that is good for free admission before 1am, Thursday-Saturday all year long.
Thanks to special liquor laws to celebrate the new year, alcohol will be served for a full 24 hours so show up early, leave late, and experience one of the most memorable parties New York City has to offer.
Best of the Rest is a daily feature from Dancing Astronaut that recaps the most important posts of the day as well as the stuff we didn’t get to. With the rapidity that dance music news and releases come out it’s difficult for us to hit everything — we hope BOTR serves as a catch-all. Make sure to check it out at the end of each day to ensure you don’t miss anything!
Adventure Club, the zany melodic dubstep duo, is currently in the middle of their national Superheroes Anonymous tour, an endeavor that promises a wild full production. They have a few legs left on this tour, and they want you to add to the fun. Disco Donnie Presents, Dancing Astronaut, and Adventure Club are offering a chance for you (AND YOUR MOM) to win a date with the hilarious pair plus free tickets to a show. Entrants will be judged by none other than Disco Donnie himself.
Jump after the break for contest details.
Sebastien Benett joins the Dancing Astronaut Radio family for Episode 85 of Axis. Hailing from Paris, the owner of HFI Records and one fourth of Reepublic, showcases his taste for whiplash-inducing electro house through 15 tracks of club-ready synthwork. Featuring a plethora of his own originals and remixes, Benett mixes with the same type of rock star attitude that defined his early year’s as a drummer. Press play to hear originals like “Lucifer,” “Prometheus” and “Diablo” — not to mention a brand new ID from Alesia and Benett’s own mash-up of Nirvana’s “Rape Me.”
Life in Color wants to help you celebrate the end of 2013 with glow and loads of paint. With a massive lineup including Sebastian Ingrosso, Krewella, Dyro, and TJR, the Rebirth Tour will touch down at Bader Field in Atlantic City on 12/28. Dancing Astronaut has partnered with Life in Color and Line Rocket to bring a reader and their friend an exclusive experience to remember for all of 2014 including a chance to meet Krewella. Luckily, those that aren’t old enough to attend 18+ or 21+ events to ring in the New Year will have a chance at winning as the event is 16+, so get ready to let loose and go wild.
The Life in Color End of the Year Experience:
*2 VIP Passes
*1 double queen hotel room at the Chelsea Hotel for night of the show (12/28-12/19)
*Meet & Greet with Krewella
*2 Swag bags with LIC T-shirt, wafer shades, ‘Get Wet’ Album, and Rebirth Bracelet
Purchase tickets here.
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In what has been a banner year for Henry Fong, the Florida breakout took a break from studio work to give DA readers a taste of what’s currently making him tick. In the midst of prepping for a slew of New Year’s dates, the Spinnin/Hysteria/Megatron-signed producer has provided a 21-track Axis mix with a 50/50 split of his own mashes and mixes and material from a wide swatch of his contemporaries. Bouncing from Disclosure to DJ Snake, Autoerotique to Eminem, the electro mainstay effectively busts out of his genre box using the swift kick of a bootleg. Relying on comfort zone hit tracks only to shake listeners from complacency, the mix breathes unconventionality back into the Beatport Top 100.
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Want an easy way to make sure you are up to date on all the latest, best music? Dancing Astronaut takes a look at the top 10 tracks officially released in November and ranks them based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
Dancing Astronaut wraps up November for you with another edition of our top 10 tracks of the month. November’s list features massive tracks from reader favorites Hardwell, Avicii, Mat Zo, and more. Not to be missed are also fantastic efforts from Andrew Bayer, Sandro Silva, and Dubvision. Click past the break for our top 10 tracks of November!
Today is Thanksgiving. It’s a time to give thanks for good health, good friends, good family, and, of course, good music. We thought we’d take the time to pay tribute to our favorite parts of dance music culture on this day of thanks, not only for the guys who slave over turntables while we get to party, but for the dance music scene in general and its constantly expanding fanbase. This one’s for the electronic acts that put their heart and soul into it, the clubs that go all out every night of the week, and the people who live and breathe dance music. It’s the least we can do.
In early November, seemingly unaware that it was no longer summer, hundreds of well-dressed twenty-somethings packed the mahogany dance floors of Revel Casino’s HQ Nightclub just to catch a glimpse of Porter Robinson. A staple of East Coast night life throughout the summer, HQ and it’s host hotel Revel have not missed a beat since the change of the seasons, riding a wave of buzz following Tiësto’s Beach Club set on its closing weekend. Now well into the fall, its nightlife remains un-phased. Porter Robinson’s debut at the seaside club drew a sold out crowd from Philadelphia and New York City, all eager to see the electro house DJ outside the confines of warehouses and festivals.