If you have plans to ring in the new year south of the border, this year’s party will officially include LA’s own Steve Aoki. Get ready for a double dose of champagne, cake and crowd surfing with Dim Mak‘s label head, as the crazy entertainer adds a stop in Cancun, Mexico to his tour schedule. The show is set to take place at The City, a club in Cancun that’s played host to Alesso, Nicky Romero, R3hab, Avicii, Hardwell, and other big acts in electronic music. In case you can’t make it to Aoki’s big beach party, he’ll be back in the states at LIV Nightclub in Miami on the 1st, kicking off 2014 with plenty of extra champagne to go around. Check back here for ticket updates as they’ll be on sale soon.Posted by
With almost 6 weeks left in the year, many artists have been revealing where they’ll be celebrating 2014′s arrival. But everyone’s favorite entertainer, Steve Aoki, has kept those plans elusively under wraps. The cake throwing Dim Mak label head is busily crowd surfing his way across America with Borgore, Waka Flocka, Pharrell and a few guests along the way as he finishes up his last few shows for his fall tour, Aokify America.
Recently, The City Nightclub, a popular live music venue in Cancun, Mexico, has made it seem as if the long-haired DJ plans to celebrate the new year with a whole lot of sand and sunshine. Taking to Twitter, the nightclub revealed Steve Aoki’s presence in the tropical peninsula for the holiday.
Featured on The City website’s “Upcoming Events” section is a promo flyer advertising the event. f you hunt around you’ll also find a link to this website to buy tickets, though they don’t appear to be on sale just yet.Posted by
With Halloween barely over and Thanksgiving not exactly conducive to dancing, venues across the country are announcing their New Year’s lineups to jumpstart the holiday party season. New York’s Pier 36 is the latest to reveal its all-star cast for 2013′s final curtain, outdoing their previous efforts 5 to 1. Cedric Gervais, R3hab, Sander van Doorn, Showtek, and Tommy Trash will be ringing in the New York New Year, bringing a scheduled eight hours of music to the Lower East Side. The 21+ event is shaping up to be the in-city show to beat on New Year’s Eve: Tickets will be released here on November 7th at 12 pm EST.Posted by
San Diego’s LED Presents has announced the line up for their two-day New Year’s Eve event. The annual OMFG! celebration is 18+ and will take place from December 30th to 31st. Today, the event has released their official lineup and officially roots LED as a promoter to watch. The SoCal company has always placed a heavy emphasis on trap and trip hop style artists in their lineups, but there’s a new sense of variety coming from their holiday celebration roster. Boys Noize, Diplo, Madeon, Nervo, Laidback Luke, GTA, Nero, Feed Me, DJ Snake, Bro Safari, Henrix, Brazzabelle, Ookay, and Cole Plante will light up the San Diego arena and ring in 2014 with some of electronic music’s favorite tunes. With early bird tickets already sold out, pre-sale tickets are available here, so grab yours now before the next price hike.Posted by
New Year’s Eve is the next the holiday on everyone’s radar and people are wondering where to celebrate the first moments of 2014. Las Vegas is undoubtedly a premier spot for unrivaled talent and a great celebration. Mandalay Bay’s newest nightclub Light has announced Lift Off, a three-day affair starting December 30th until January 1st. Featuring Cirque du Soleil performances and top-of-the-line Vegas production, Light’s first event, ‘Phase One: Ignition,’ invites Nicky Romero to the decks to begin preparing for NYE madness. New Year’s Eve day will be rung in by former Swedish House Mafia’s Sebastian Ingrosso for ‘Phase Two: The Journey’ and finally, the first day of 2014 in Las Vegas will end with Alesso for ‘Phase Three: Re-Entry.’
Don’t be left out of the festivities. Tickets go on sale today 10AM PST here for each night of Light’s New Year’s Eve celebration.Posted by
As October and its Halloween parties come to a close, electronic music fans are already on the search for the next big holiday celebration. Insomniac’s annual New Year’s Eve White Wonderland one day event has yet to release any information about tickets, line up, or even an official date announcement. However, Southern California attendees can rest assured – the event is happening, and it’s first headliner has been unofficially leaked. Under the ‘Events’ tab on Dash Berlin’s official website, Dash Berlin World, Insomniac’s White Wonderland is already listed with a ticket link that leads back to the event’s official website which continues to advertise for the 2012-2013 celebration. Stay updated with White Wonderland’s soon to come official announcement here.
Pretend you’ve never been to Marquee (at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.) Adrenaline seeps into your veins as you step through the velvety partitions. You are surrounded by suits and legs bookended by ultra-mini dresses and stilettos. Just before the elevator doors opens, the operator mirrors the grins around him and says, “Have fun tonight!” Drink in hand, you make your way to the floor. In case you weren’t sure, a mural on a wall proclaims, “You’re not in Kansas anymore.”
Driving through the desert from Orange County to Vegas, we were treated to the rare spectacle of moonrise over the barren peaks. Less than 24 hours ago, I had gotten final confirmation that I had won Dancing Astronaut’s editorial contest to cover the New Year’s Eve weekend at Marquee. Because no road trip to Vegas would be complete without it, we stopped at In-N-Out, hoping some double-doubles would fortify us against the sub-40 Nevada chill. After making a real friend out of the internet friend we were crashing with, we hastily decked ourselves out and hopped back on the I-15 towards the piercing, gleaming lights of the strip. The most powerful spotlight on earth reaches out towards the infinite depths of space from the top of the Luxor pyramid; like moths to flame, we were irresistibly compelled.
For trance fans, the choice for New Year’s Eve in New York was clear. Newly re-crowned number one DJ in the world Armin van Buuren was joined by Jerome Isma-ae and Jochen Miller at Pier 36 for a high-energy, nonstop party to ring in 2013. We arrived just in time to catch the last 20 minutes of Jerome’s set, but the change in mood as Armin took over the decks right around 11pm was palpable. He eased the crowd into his four hour set with familiar tracks like his collaboration “I’ll Listen” with Ana Criado, the Omnia Remix of Cosmic Gate‘s “Calm Down,” and catchy tracks from pals like Dash Berlin and Andrew Rayel.
It’s New Year Day, 2013. The last few notes of “Language” linger in Chicago’s Congress Theater as Porter Robinson exits the stage. Nineteen days from now Papa Roach will take that same stage.
I tell you this not to drive ticket sales for the aging metal band’s upcoming show, but to help paint a picture for those who haven’t visited the Congress. Its monstrous dance floor, which will soon play host to a 3500 person mosh pit, has just accommodated an equal number of ravers. This venue has no bathroom attendants, no sparklers taped to $500 bottles of liquor, just chipped paint and plenty of space to jump.
And jump they did.
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.