New Years Eve in New York City was full of solid and diverse bookings including a two-day Roseland Ballroom takeover by Pretty Lights. The sonic mastermind — who is in the midst of producing his highly anticipated album — has released a recap of the event set to the sounds of “The Day Is Gone,” a track he created specifically for NYE. With its intoxicating vocals and heavy bass, the glitchy track sets the stage for what is likely to be one of the most unique and enlightening albums of 2013. Few people have as strong a knack for genre bending as Pretty Lights so it’s safe to expect an unorthodox fusion of genres.Posted by
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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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.
There was no shortage of New Year’s Eve events to choose from this year, but when the two day lineup for LED’s OMFG in San Diego was released, there was no question where I was going to spend my final days of 2012. With a behemoth lineup consisting of Jack Beats, Nervo, Calvin Harris, Nero, Dillon Francis, Hardwell, Zedd, Laidback Luke and more, OMFG boasted an astounding array of talent over its two day spread. While I would happily recount my experiences from all of these tremendous artists, no words can I spare from my descriptions of Nero and Hardwell’s sets. Click past the break for a full recap of both artists’ performances.
With the New Year quickly approaching, we thought it would be a great idea to round up all of the New Year’s celebrations going on nationwide for our fans’ convenience. New Year’s Eve and the weekend leading up to it is often the best time to see some of your favorite shows in some of the biggest cities. This year we’ve compiled a list of the most exciting ways to ring in 2013 – whether you’re on the East Coast or the West Coast, or celebrating in Vegas or Miami, we’ve got you covered. Most events are likely to sell out, so act fast – or spend the night drinking warm beers in your friend’s basement.
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We can officially add Dada Life to the list of artists ringing in the New Year in New York City. The 18+ event will be taking place at the appropriately named Dada Compound in Brooklyn and legal attendees will have access to a 3-hour open bar between 9PM and 12AM. Supporting acts for the evening are still unannounced but event coordinators have promised ”over the top production and plenty of surprises.” Options for the holiest party night of the year abound but we have no doubt that the duo will go out with a boing, clash, and a boom.
You can pop champagne at any club or venue, but you won’t be able to pop champagne and eat bananas anywhere else.
Tickets are go on sale tomorrow, November 27th at noon EST.
Update: Bassjackers and Deniz Koyu will be support for the evening.
Dancing Astronaut is thrilled to announce that we are giving away a pair of Stage VIP Pit tickets to one of the biggest events to close out the year at Pier 36 in New York City. If you’ve never seen Armin van Buuren live before we suggest ringing in the New Year with the recently crowned #1 DJ in the world. Click past the break to see how to enter.
Ryan Raddon, best known by his stage name Kaskade, has officially been announced to play a show on Sunday, December 30th at HQ at Revel Resorts in Atlantic City. This is the second big Kaskade announcement for the day, on the heels of the New Year’s Eve debut of new Miami property “Story.”
For those of you also attending Tiesto at Ovation Hall the following night, we recommend that you to make it a long weekend and watch one of America’s best perform at one of New Jersey’s newest hotspots. We have a feeling HQ has some big things in store for us this December – stay tuned here at Dancing Astronaut…
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In the latest announcement of a string of exciting options for New Year’s Eve in New York, Webster Hall has revealed their annual New Year’s Eve party will feature a special after hours performance from none other than our favorite head-banging Aussie, Tommy Trash. The event is 19+ for the $99 GA ticket and 21+ for the $150 Silver Ticket (full open bar), with VIP options available as well. We’re pretty curious what the “largest balloon drop in the free world” will look like too.
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The tri-state area’s already heavy-hitting New Year’s eve roster just got even more stacked with the announcement that Armin van Buuren will be ringing in 2013 at Pier 36. Last year Joonbug brought us Deadmau5 and this year they’ve upped the ante with the recently crowned #1 DJ in the world.
We know it’s going to be a tough decision with Tiesto, Afrojack, Sander van Doorn and Pretty Lights all on the same evening, but if you’ve never seen Armin before then we suggest you move him to the top of your list.
Tickets for the event go on sale November 9th at 12PM and additional information can be found here.
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