Dutch festival favorites Bingo Players have been crisscrossing North America, bringing their epic Rattle and Roll tour to the big-room hungry masses. Many of the shows have sold out, so if you were left on the outside looking in, Maarten and Paul have delivered the next best thing to a concert ticket: The entirety of the tour’s Roseland Ballroom takeover is now available for your viewing pleasure. The NYC stop marked the act’s largest headlining show in North America, and fans seemed just as thrilled about experiencing the duo’s new live experience as the Players were about unveiling it. Sit back and enjoy the arcing lasers, dynamic builds and dramatic drops from the comfort of your chair – chances are you won’t be sitting for long.Posted by
2013′s two weeks of Halloween festivities have officially come to a close, and for New York City the spooky celebrations ended with a bang at Pier 94. With the help of the creators of Pacha NYC, RPM Events, one of Manhattan’s greatest concert venues morphed into an eerie electronic music powerhouse right along the Hudson River for Steve Aoki‘s Aokify America tour. Aside from the Dim Mak label head himself, the NYC stop featured Rune RK, Borgore, Waka Flocka Flame and special guest Pharrell Williams for two back-to-back nights of celebration and big room beats.
The Aokify crew performed Friday night at Hammerstein Ballroom, but Saturday’s show had double the space, which meant double the noise, cake, champagne and chaos. Kicking things off at 9 pm, Denmark’s own Rune RK opened the show. During the set Rune and Aoki dropped their brand new collab, “Bring You To Life (Transcend),” which set the tone for a night of insanity. The crowd drove towards the stage in masses, some decked out in head-to-toe body suits, others in neon paint and Halloween attire, and all with the grins of some very excited EDM fans.
Expectations were high – the line outside Hammerstein Ballroom both nights stretched a full avenue, and Marquee was overrun with club patrons, fighting for the bouncers’ attentions. Full of Prydz disciples restlessly chattering and chain smoking, the scenes outside the venues waeresoaked with drunk excitement. It had been almost a year since Eric Prydz took New York by storm, only this time, he was bringing EPIC 2.0 with him, a spectacle that only London has ever seen.
The reason? The original production two years ago was too large to be transported. In fact, it would not have fit on the Hammerstein stage, one of the largest venues in a town brimming with performance halls. But it was finally in New York City for its US debut, and a legion of Prydz faithfuls eagerly awaited its debut. (more…)Posted by
With summer in full swing, Made Event and Electric Zoo have officially released the trailer for this year’s 5th anniversary celebration. As New York City’s premier electronic music festival, Electric Zoo prides itself on an expansive lineup that appeals to fans from every corner of dance music. This year the festival invades Randall’s Island with the addition of a second main stage and over 200 of the best dance music acts in the world. While all of the squares head to the beach for Labor Day Weekend, those dedicated to dance in New York City migrate to Randall’s Island – animal costumes in tow.Posted by
Skrillex and NYC clothing company Mishka have fused their creative energies to release a three piece capsule collection. The announcement was made midday Friday, when OWSLA posted a link to a cryptic, nonsensical, at times seizure inducing webpage on Skrillex’s website. The frenetic, 8-bit-stylized link is supplemented by a quirky soundtrack, just as psychedelic as the medley of mind-numbing visualizers.
The track, which has been essentially confirmed by Mishka as Skrillex’s own, is an odd and extraneous assemblage of different tonal voices over a slow midtempo beat. Two minutes in, the track changes direction, ditching the off-kilter voices for a wonky bass synth and chiming melody. Regardless of who made “DOOMPY POOMP,” it’s one of the oddest tracks you’ll hear all day (or all year for that matter).
Check out Skrillex and Mishka’s new clothing line here.
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Making their rounds past San Francisco, Chicago and Toronto, Swedish House Mafia have landed in New York for an extended visit before wrapping up One Last Tour in Los Angeles and Miami. Axwell, Sebastian and Steve kick off five nights of performances in the Big Apple tomorrow night at Hammerstein Ballroom with Black Tie Rave, their charitable benefit concert with an elegant dress code.
Before they head to Madison Square Garden to revisit history, and to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for a triple-header, the Empire State Building will be illuminated blue and yellow to represent Sweden’s flag. When walking the streets of Manhattan tomorrow night, look up to see the mafia in the sky — but don’t miss them while they’re here for once and for all.
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In case you missed it, Armin van Buuren graced Manhattan with his trance god presence on New Year’s Eve. Not only were we lucky enough to get a front row seat to his four-hour set at Pier 36, but we also got some time with him earlier in the day to sit down and pick his brain a little bit. We asked him how he’s seen the role of the DJ change in his long career, his thoughts on the controversial trend of ghost-producing, his big plans for ASOT 600 (specifically in NYC), his future plans for the “state of trance” and his peers and mentees, and his analysis on whether he’s a “DJ” or an “artist.” His answers were thorough and thoughtful and we think you’ll really enjoy getting a peek inside the mind of this prolific figure in dance music.
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It’s not over yet, folks. We thought One Last Tour‘s last bit of news came in the form of The Final Announcement, but it seems NYC fans have more to which they can look forward. Continuing the theme of cryptic and partitioned disclosure, Swedish House Mafia offered the tweet below the break yesterday evening:
Earlier this month, Alesso threw the party of the summer at Governors Island, NYC in celebration of his 21st birthday. Along for the ride was Arty, who destroyed the sold out crowd before the birthday boy even laid a finger on a knob. As if opening NYC’s grand event wasn’t enough, Arty has released a video recap of the unforgettable night. The after movie offers the amazing views from the island, behind the scenes with Alesso as he takes his first (legal) sips of alcohol, and a whole lot of partying. Relive the experience or live it for the first time with Arty’s video and feel like you’re on New York’s beloved summer venue with the young Russian himself.
Editor’s Note: Don’t forget to check out our review of the epic night.Posted by
Another daylong event has been added to the string of parties that will be hosted at New York City’s Governors Island this summer. This time, it is more than a concert, but a celebration, as Alesso will be partying with New York City fans on his 21st birthday. The lineup has been announced and the soon to be legal Swede will be bringing Arty and Otto Knows along to throw a birthday party for the ages. Join Alesso and friends as he will be taking his first sips of alcohol in the United States (legally) on Saturday, July 7th. Fans ages 18+ are welcome to join and the party will last from 4pm to midnight. You might as well put this one in the books today – the event on July 7th is already looking like it will be one of the bigger parties of the summer.
Update: Apparently the first round of tickets are sold out, but there are more available from Clubtickets.