New York’s underground party brand Verboten has quite the summer in store for the New York dance music faithful. Kicking things off on the Fourth of July, they plan to throw a festival style event on the waterfront of the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, with the opening event to feature Sasha, Maya Jane Coles, Davide Squillace and Bill Patrick. The second event will take place on July 27th and will host Luciano, Carl Craig, and Moodymann. These names are some of the biggest and best in the underground world, and we can’t wait to see what else Verboten has in store for the duration of festival season.Posted by
The lush green grass of The Empire Polo Club grounds swelled with half-naked twenty-somethings, bustling and buzzing like tributaries of people cutting through the crowd, flowing forth to the each of Coachella‘s six stages. The massive tents provided little relief from the desert’s sweltering heat, but underneath the Yuma tent, where Luciano would close that evening, was an air-conditioned safe haven. For those daring enough to brave the heat, the Sahara tent presented a spread of talent, including Boys Noize and Skrillex as the tandem Dog Blood. Our first day spent in Indio was defined by the Sahara and Yuma tents – and they will likely define the rest of our stay here.
Only days after The New York Times profiled some of the big changes going on in Ibiza this summer (particularly Pacha’s resistance to skyrocketing superstar DJ fees), the Cipriani hospitality group is announcing some exciting new additions to the nightlife landscape on the Balearic Islands this summer. Giuseppe Cipriani, along with former Pacha programming directors Danny Whittle and Mark Netto, will be opening Bomba Ibiza during the week of the International Music Summit on May 22nd.
Solomun, the king of the 2012 Ibiza season, has finally announced his new home for the 2013 Ibiza summer season. After rounding out a killer year with his Tuesday night residency at Sankeys, Mixmag‘s recently crowned #1 DJ and Diynamic label head will be taking over the very hot Sunday night spot at Pacha. Luciano announced his departure from this booking after three years of the Vagabundos Party at Pacha, but until now no one was clear who’d be following in his footsteps.
Solomun’s concept, “Solomun +1,” simply indicates his plan to invite one other guest each week — “someone who has inspired him and someone he enjoys to play with,” as Ibiza Spotlight reports. Pacha will make a few custom adjustments for the 20-week Sunday night run, including shifting the DJ booth to the middle of the dance floor and supporting a more sparse look that the Diynamic parties tend to favor.
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Luciano is out today with his first release of the year, a two-track experimental EP entitled Cachai/Dance Unity. Pete Tong premiered the very minimal “Dance Unity” on Radio 1 in January. Where “Rise of Angel” played beautifully to emotions, “Cachai” and “Dance Unity” play to deliberate listening and a mind open to futuristic and experimental productions. These tracks may not suit all tastes, but Luciano’s avant garde take on the tools in his digital arsenal certainly produce fascinating results.
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Coachella 2013 lineup officially announced with Nicky Romero, Hardwell, Wolfgang Gartner, Luciano, and more
The Coachella 2013 lineup has officially been announced, but sadly Daft Punk is not on the bill. As it turns out those leaks were just as we suspected – more rumors. Despite our disappointment, we are still blown away by this year’s lineup. There’s Bassnectar, Infected Mushroom and Dog Blood, Nicky Romero, Wolfgang Gartner, Tommy Trash and Thomas Gold, Luciano, Seth Troxler, and Jamie XX and more – oh yeah, that’s just Friday. Coachella’s entire electronic music lineup is all killer no filler – even the groundbreaking duo out of Britain, Disclosure, is making an appearance.
For those of us who came up listening to the mellow electronica of Ben Gibbard and DNTEL’s side project The Postal Service – you’ll be happy to see that they are re-uniting for the first time since their hit album as well.
Editor’s Note: The last time that Daft Punk performed live was to close out Phoenix’s Madison Square Garden show in 2010 – could there still be a chance that the duo may make a surprise appearance at Coachella? Probably not, but I’m still holding out hope.
The underground world in New York was chock full of choices for New Year’s Eve — Lee Burridge and Moby, Wolf + Lamb, Soul Clap, and PillowTalk, Francois K, Pat Mahoney, or Steve Lawler and Carlo Lio (to name a few) were all in town for the big night. None of these however, garnered more of a flurry of interest and excitement than the announcement that Luciano and a trusty crew of beatmakers would be throwing a Vagabundos party on New Year’s Day. The event opened its doors at the Compound in Brooklyn at 4:30am, only 30 minutes after Dada Life and company closed out their high-powered New Year’s Eve party.
The underground had a big year in the US in 2012 and we only felt it appropriate to highlight some of these amazing artists independently from potentially bigger or more commercial artists in the dance music world today. We considered the year these artists have had in terms of production, live sets, and overall influence. We also generally picked artists we love and admire; artists we feel are extremely important to pushing electronic music forward. This list of 25 names includes legends and young guns alike, but we can assure you that every single one of these artists is incredibly talented and is well worth a listen or a trip to a club for a live set. Picking up where we left off yesterday, we will continue the countdown with our picks from #5 through the #1 spots.
When entrusting remix duty to the self proclaimed crazy-cat Seth Troxler and rapidly rising star Subb-an, it’s inevitable what would result is a far out, groovy cut of Dave Aju’s electro pop track, ”Caller #7.” This song bodes a wacky rhythm that will inspire the most bizarre of dance moves, maybe a signature Luciano-esque hand wag, or even a casual snap of the finger. Centered around a soulful set of vocals, it’s propelling chord patterns ensure this track to be a dance floor pleaser.
Cadenza label boss Luciano outs the long awaited summer anthem, “Rise of Angel,” with three diverse and spine-tingling remixes from Mirko Loco, Andrea Oliva, and Uner. This summer, Luciano’s Thursday night residency at Ushuaia was considered to be the“it” party of the Ibiza season. “Rise of Angel” was the track that Luciano would wait all night for the perfect moment to play, and when it came, it forced a sea of arms into the air as they got lost in the melodic flow and upbeat rhythm of this magical tech house gem. Clocking in at fifteen minutes in length, this track is a musical journey in every sense. (more…)Posted by