With Miami Music Week now in full swing, there is never going to be a shortage of parties. None, however, are quite as unique as Tuesday’s 2GTHR event, hosted by BPM. The concept: nine back to back sets from a selection of some of the best veterans and promising young talent in the underground scene today. The Surfcomber Hotel is hosting parties all week, but this was truly one of a kind.
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.
Dance music’s resident tastemaker Pete Tong and Cadenza darling Reboot have teamed up to deliver a lovely compilation album for those of us impatient for next summer’s Ibiza season to begin. With Tongy taking on the first side of All Gone Future Sounds and Reboot following second, the two have chosen a wide variety of house and techno tracks that have either already caught on in our community or deserve a bit more attention (thus the “future sounds” label).
If you’re a regular listener of the Essential Selection or Cadenza podcasts, many of these choices should come as no surprise. In addition to his own recent productions like his remix of Alt-J’s “Something Good” and Hot Since 82‘s remix of his “Dawn,” Tong features tracks from Justin Martin, Finnebassen, Fauvrelle, and Eats Everything — to name a few. Reboot keeps it tropical with choices from Behrouz, Carlo Lio, Sascha Dive, and Nic Fanciulli. We only have a teaser for you this time, but click through the break to check it out with a tracklist.
Last Friday in New York, people of the tri-state area were plagued by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Much of the city was still without power, subways were inoperable, and the gas shortage made finding a cab a near impossible task. Sonar Festival, scheduled to take place at Roseland Ballroom, was canceled due to venue damage and Highline Ballroom — where Verboten’s party with Maya Jane Coles was supposed to be — was shrouded in darkness. Read past the break to see how Johnny and Jenn — the NYC power-couple behind the Verboten party brand — offered refuge to the deeply battered greater metropolitan area.
Mark Fanciulli’s Cutoff EP, an exciting addition to the tech house scene, was released yesterday on Leena Records. You may recognize the last name; Mark Fanciulli is younger brother to fellow producer Nic Fanciulli. Mark first blew up in May of 2011 with the release of “The Tide” on Joris Voorn’s Rejected label, and fans have been blessing the Fanciulli parents ever since. Cutoff’s two tracks, “Cutoff” and “Body 2 Body,” bend the limits of tech house productions with deep grooves, high-pitched synthesizers, and funky male vocal loops. The EP gives you a dose of both deeper and more driving house music, and we’re loving the juxtaposition.
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!
After months of anticipation, Sensation has finally arrived in the United States. The show will start at 7:55PM EST streaming at 9:30PM EST with the end of Denis Ferrer’s set before the actual Innerspace show begins at 10PM. Fedde Le Grand headlines the show with Joris Voorn taking the decks at 11:30PM EST and finally Nic Fanciulli will start to wrap things up at !2:45AM EST. If you’re attending make sure to check out our sneak peaks of artists for Friday and Saturday.Posted by
Ahead of the long awaited debut of Sensation America, we’ve decided to break down the lineups for Friday and Saturday. If you’re lucky enough to be going this weekend, you will be spoiled for choice with the likes of Dennis Ferrer, Fedde Le Grand, Joris Voorn, and Nic Fanciulli. Make sure you’re prepared for this weekend by clicking after the break and checking out our special Sensation artist spotlight.
For those of you fortunate enough to attend Friday’s Sensation America debut, allow this Good Morning Mix to give you a glimpse of what to expect out of Joris Voorn and Nic Fanciulli’s sets. Although it is not yet clear if these two will be doing individual sets or a back-to-back set like they have done at so many previous dance music events, this mix will act as a telling sign of what to expect.
Over the years, Joris Voorn and Nic Fanciulli — being the versatile artists that they are — have produced tech house, deep house, and techno records that all feature a unique and solitary dynamic. Whether it be Voorn’s delicate touch on Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games,” or the driving and funky rhythm on Fanciulli’s Movin’ On EP – the spirit that these stellar acts harness will be sure to provide an unforgettable soundtrack for the debut of Sensation ‘Innerspace’ NYC. (more…)Posted by
The highly anticipated Sensation America lineup has finally been announced. The event is coming to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on October 26 and 27, featuring different acts on each day. Mr. White, Sensation’s host and warm-up DJ, will be performing both nights alongside Fedde Le Grand. Friday’s bill consists of Dennis Ferrer, Joris Voorn, and Nic Fanciulli, and Saturday will have Mark Knight, Danny Tenaglia, and 2000 and One.