Swedish duo Dada Life has never feared authority, constantly pushing boundaries for larger, wilder shows and staying true to their party-hard slogan tunes like “Born to Rage.” Earlier this week at Dada Life’s Dada Land tour stop in Miami, attendees were greeted and halted at the door by a police force, dressed in full riot gear. As supporting artist Tritonal finished their set, Dada Life began to reach out to fans, seemingly as confused as the crowd was.
“Apparently Fire Marshall locked the gates since it’s pretty much chaos here in Dada Land … Did they shut us down?” Soon after, the duo explained, “Riot squad is here in Dada Land … They are shutting us down. It’s out of our hands! So sad we can’t play.”
Though details regarding the shut down have been simply explained as “logistical issues” by management, the duo ensures all ticket buyers are able to receive a full refund for the cancelled event or attend Dada Life’s rescheduled ‘make-up’ show on December 28th in South Florida.
Read up here for more information regarding refunds for the November 23rd show.
Gear up folks, it looks like two of Vegas’ biggest nightlife connoisseurs, Cy Waits and Cory McCormack, will “take their talents” to South Beach starting this December. The newly developed Adore Nightclub, located beside the beautiful Boulan Hotel on the famous Collins Avenue, has set its grand opening during Art Basel from December 5th through the 8th. Adore will be Miami Beach’s first brand new venue to open its doors in nearly a decade and comes fully equipped with exquisite decor, 12,000 square feet of space, a Funktion-One sound system, and custom 3D LED sphere.
Both partners come from prestigious backgrounds; Cy Waits was formerly the managing partner of XS Nightclub inside of the Encore hotel (alongside twin brother Jesse Waits), Drai’s afterhours in Bill’s Gamblin Hall and Saloon Las Vegas, and Drai’s Hollywood in the W Hotel while Cory McCormack of Ocean First Group was the mastermind of nightlife in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas and is widely credited for the success of Body English, Rehab, and Wasted Space.
Joining these two as the Talent Buyer of Adore will be Alex Omes, a co-founder and former partner of Ultra Music Festival, and the face of the Surfcomber and Clash pool parties at the SLS Hotel.
With Adore’s presence destined to heat up the already ultra-competitive South Beach nightlife scene, dance fans the world over should look forward to a Vegas-caliber nightlife experience during their yearly pilgrimage to Miami Music Week.
Halloween weekend is only a few days away and while you all scramble for last minute costume ideas for the countless parties you’ll be attending from Friday to Wednesday, we’ve taken our time to compile a list of the best events that the US has to offer. For those in the New York area looking to leave the city for their ghoulish weekend, Atlantic City’s HQ nightclub has a handful of events at New Jersey’s own slice of Vegas, including a sexiest outfit contest presented by Zen Freeman. If you choose to stay in the city that never sleeps, make sure to check out what Girls & Boys are cooking up at Webster Hall and Slake or ditch the orange and black for Sensation’s Ocean of White. As always, Las Vegas is bursting at the seams with events, including the stand out late night performance by none other than Richie Hawtin at Marquee Nightclub — but don’t miss DJMag’s #1 DJ in the World, Hardwell, at Hakkasan. Los Angeles boasts its fair share of events as well serving up a sex-fueled Halloween night with Art Department at Sound Nightclub while San Francisco’s Ruby Skye has four nights of the Freak Circus party brand. Choosing an event in Miami is easier said than done with Cedric Gervais’s Halloween Sh!t Show at LIV and Dimiri Vegas and Like Mike at Mansion throughout the weekend but that’s why you need more than one Halloween costume.
Hop past the break to see all of the events in your area.
Seven months ago, the imaginative minds of Lorin Ashton and Derek Vincent Smith teamed up for an awe-inspiring two-night run of Bassnectar-Pretty Lights insanity. Those who were lucky enough to attend the inaugural BassLights still speak of the incredible doubleheader in Hampton, Virgnia. Fortunately for those on the East Coast, Lorin and Derek will bring their renowned BassLights show to Miami, Florida on October 18 and 19 with opening support from Koan Sound, Pantyraid, SuperVision, and Run the Jewels.
For our loyal readers lucky enough to live in Miami and for those of you heading to South Beach to celebrate America’s birthday, we’ve partnered up with STORY in South Beach to hook you and a friend up for a meet and greet with Steve Aoki and a night out at Miami’s newest nightclub. Steve will be performing this Wednesday, July 3rd and winners will receive guest list access +1, a meet and greet with the Dim Mak head honcho, and one pair of custom Steve Aoki headphones. We will be picking not one but two lucky winners, so hop past the break and enter the contest today – it ends tomorrow afternoon.
After bringing the globally renowned Sensation to North America for the first time last October with Innerspace Brooklyn, and following with an event in Canada, ID&T returns to bring their all-white party to the United States with an expansive tour. While New York was treated to the Innerspace theme in 2012, 2013 will bring The Ocean Of White to cities across America this fall with seven more exclusively 21+ affairs. With stops in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Miami, and New York, ticket sales for the next round of Sensation parties will begin on Friday, June 14th at 10am local times. Jump below the break for tour dates, venues, and the corresponding ticket information.
Already renowned for melodic club fuel of the highest caliber, Australian duo Those Usual Suspects are back in the driving seat with forthcoming Phazing Records single “Blaze.” As the soundtrack to the duos belated Miami after movie, Phazing label boss Dirty South takes a break from the ceaseless touring of his Speed of Light album to don the single a sneaky edit of firm yet melodic stamina from start to finish. Though it’s only a two minute clip, the follow-up to “Burn Forever” and last year’s landmark vocal collaboration “Walking Alone” looks to turn a few heads throughout the summer festival season. Stay tuned for an official release date. (more…)
When Deadmau5 was revealed as a headliner for Ultra, the announcement had the quality of a Daft Punk rumor. Hadn’t he sworn to never again play the festival? Hadn’t he been wholly absent from the 2012 U.S. festival circuit? Hadn’t he called out “EDM” as “Event-driven marketing?” Well, he had. But yet, there was the lineup with his name on it. Oh you. Deadmau5. You’re so random.
Perhaps ironically, mau5 was billed with a live set for the two-weekend extravaganza, leaving David Guetta and Tiësto to the DJ sets and joining the ranks of Crystal Castles and Yeasayer. Whatever Ultra meant by “live,” it’s unlikely the crowd that amassed in front of the cube gave a second of thought to the distinction: they just wanted to get lost in those big black ears, play-pushing or not. Come weekend two, I wanted to be right there with them.
On Thursday night, Sebastian Ingrosso treated Story SoBe to two full hours of classics, edits, and cameos from a few of his closest friends. While only Ingrosso, Otto Knows and Tommy Trash were slated to share the decks, Alesso, Axwell, Thomas Gold and Dirty South were also spotted behind the booth, occasionally hopping in to tweak a track or raise a glass. The camaraderie onstage may have been even more entertaining than Story’s disco balls, confetti showers and Moulin Rouge-themed dancers and acrobats, but when combined, the elements created the best kind of spectacle. Hop below the break to hear the five tracks you need to know from Sebastian Ingrosso at Story.