This morning we revisit Ultra Music Festival 2011, where everyone’s favorite fun-loving Frenchman, Martin Solveig, played an hour-long set at the UMF Korea stage. In typical Solveig fashion, he gave the crowd a set filled with unique mash ups and remixes, slipping in crowd favorites through and through. The pre-Smash Solveig delivered a captivating performance as he interacted with his audience and electrified Ultra on a Friday afternoon in Miami. Two years later, a post-Smash Martin readies to play the Main Stage this Friday at Ultra. Jump past the break for the full tracklist.
Owning some of Manhattan’s most successful and exclusive clubs, EMM Group has become synonymous with New York City nightlife since emerging onto the scene in 2006. They’ve since developed into one of the most infamous nightlife hospitality groups in the Big Apple with its name linked to hotspots CATCH, SL, Tenjune, the Chandelier Room, Finale, with enough success to venture to Miami with outposts of SL and Catch.
SL is now making its South Beach splash with its Miami Music Week debut, hosting the likes of Baauer, Nari & Milani, A-Trak, Crookers, and Deniz Koyu- only to name a few acts spread across multiple parties. Jump past the break for their party schedule.
The No Sugar Added Beach Festival is back at Miami Music Week this year with a lineup in a league of its own. At No Sugar Added 2013, party goers alike will have the chance to groove to the deep sounds of Marco Carola and Joseph Capriati and experience some of the best electro and progressive house from the likes of Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Danny Avila, and Tommy Trash. Even better, you get to hang with us!
The Dancing Astronaut stage kicks off at 9PM Saturday, March 23rd. To celebrate Miami Music Week and our loyal fans, we are giving away a pair of 2 day VIP Open Bar passes for this year’s event. We’ve come a long way in the past year and we can’t wait to celebrate with all of you into the early morning hours at one of Miami’s finest beach clubs, Nikki Beach. Enter for your chance to win after the break!
This New Year’s Eve we traveled to Brooklyn, New York for an adventure in Dadaland — Dada Life’s own man made compound and playground without rules. The entrance was visually remniscent of a Disney movie, as we bore witness to a maze of lights before reaching the venue itself. The 64,000 square foot warehouse had been transformed by promotional team, Area Event, to host 24 hours of New Years festivities for dance music enthusiasts to enjoy with every single one of their senses. Transforming the previously unoccupied venue into a menagerie of over the top production elements, unparalleled quality and a stellar talent lineup the masterminds being Area Event and the Dada Life troop turned this 2013 celebration in Brooklyn into something for the record books. This was truly an assault on all of the senses, in every sense of the word.
Last weekend, Pacha NYC played host to world-renowned French DJ/ Producer Martin Solveig and up-and-coming wonder kid, Danny Avila. Hundreds of fans gathered at the packed New York City club to see a show that would be sure to keep energy high through the early morning hours. Having reviewed Martin Solveig at Electric Zoo Festival in September, I was very excited to see him return to the Big Apple for a more intimate show at Pacha. Danny Avila has exploded onto the dance music scene in 2012 — having caught the eye of Tiesto, Solveig, and many other dance music legends. It is clear that his talents have not gone unnoticed in the industry.
One of the lesser-hyped shows from the weekend was Halloween Meltdown, featuring Fareoh, Adventure Club, and Nero. Although this show was not of the same impressive nature as its counterparts, it was certainly not an event we were going to overlook. After seeing Adventure Club at Electric Zoo –and having heard positive reviews from Nero’s last showing in New York City — The Hammerstein Ballroom event definitely stirred my curiosity.
The scene was much more relaxed in comparison to the madness going on elsewhere — which is somewhat ironic for a dubstep show. Although only one member of both Nero and Adventure Club were present, I was confident the show would be amongst the best of the weekend.
New York City proved to be the place to be for most dance music enthusiasts this Halloweekend. It was no surprise to us that Pacha/Hard/Earstorm, chose to go head to head two nights in a row with the first Sensation America, transforming Pier 94 into the “Pier of Fear” for the weekend. Thousands of costumed fans showed up Friday night for the Haunted House Tour to enjoy a night filled with bass-heavy beats from Knife Party, Tommy Trash, Kill the Noise, Style of Eye, Baauer, and Destructo.
Martin Solveig did more than just say “Hello” at this year’s Electric Zoo Festival. It has been a huge year for Solveig with his role in Madonna’s MDNA tour, and his role as house DJ for the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, and, most recently, the release of SMASH. With that being said, the energy he brought to the packed Hilltop Arena on Saturday was better than I have ever seen before. Every set Solveig plays is an exciting, high-energy mix of popular music, progressive, and — in the case of Electric Zoo — a nice helping of electro-house.