In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Pacha NYC and 50 DJs, including Afrojack, Erick Morillo, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Danny Tenaglia and more have put together a once-in-a-lifetime night of music. This Wednesday, from 5pm to 5am, “Help Heal New York” will be donating 100% of the proceeds to the Greater New York Red Cross and other local charities. Pacha co-owner and international legend Erick Morillo had this to say;
“I have so much love for New York and New Jersey and it was devastating to see the effect the storm had on our local communities” Morillo says. “I jumped at the chance to get involved in such a good cause and would like to thank the international dance community for coming together to help get our area back on their feet.”
In addition to donating all profits, the staff of Pacha and all artists are offering their services free of charge. From coat check tips to DJ fees, everyone in the building will be there for the sole purpose of supporting the tri-state area, and getting it back on its feet again.
Anyone interested in volunteering should reach out to email@example.com.
New York City proved to be the place to be for most dance music enthusiasts this Halloweekend. It was no surprise to us that Pacha/Hard/Earstorm, chose to go head to head two nights in a row with the first Sensation America, transforming Pier 94 into the “Pier of Fear” for the weekend. Thousands of costumed fans showed up Friday night for the Haunted House Tour to enjoy a night filled with bass-heavy beats from Knife Party, Tommy Trash, Kill the Noise, Style of Eye, Baauer, and Destructo.
Yesterday, we previewed Danny Avila’s “Breaking Your Fall”, and today, we’re happy to announce a joint contest with Big Beat/Atlantic Records and Pacha NYC.
The new cover for the single will be revealed one piece at a time so stayed tuned to Dancing Astronaut, Big Beat, and Pacha NYC, as well as Danny Avila over the next week. It’s up to you to piece the art together and tweet it to win VIP access and a bottle of champagne for you and three and your friends this Saturday at the Martin Solveig/Danny Avila show. The picture above is the first piece to the puzzle.
Be sure to read the full contest details after the break. Good luck, and happy hunting!
Pacha NYC and Life In Color (formerly Dayglow) just posted their teasers for big New Years Eve events. Pacha’s video contains a millisecond of Afrojack footage and a teaser for more information on Friday, but we’re pretty sure his show will be at Pier 94. Life In Color will be bringing Steve Aoki, Tommy Trash, and Adventure Club to Atlantic City as well on the same night.
The only question is: Where will you be ringing in the New Year?
After a brief hiccup with Eric Prydz’s return to New York earlier this summer, the Pryda team plans to do it right this time around as they bring the electronic music legend back to the incredible Roseland Ballroom. Over the years, Prydz has championed one of the most distinct and uplifting progressive house sounds to date — and the 5,000 person capacity concert hall will work wonders as the perfect NYC venue for Eric’s triumphant return. Advance tickets start at $39.95 on Live Nation’s website and go on sale Friday, October 12. If you were looking for a way to spend Thanksgiving Eve in New York, this is it. Full trailer below.
Update: Presale tickets go on sale Thursday October 11th at 12 Noon. Use the password ‘tickets’ and this link. (Or use the code ‘prydznyc’ as Eric just posted to his Facebook page.
Last Sunday, the man behind the teeth, Jon Gooch, made his first ever appearance in the hallowed halls of Pacha NYC – joining the nearly endless list of talent that have blown out the speakers at New York’s largest club. Despite the Sunday night tim
e slot and his 1am start time, Pacha’s main dance floor was packed to the brim with die-hard bassheads eager to get their dose of Feed Me’s signature guttural groans and wobbles. The club, as is to be expected on a Sunday night, was decidedly less hectic than Friday or Saturday, allowing for true fans to force their way front and center.
September has been jam-packed with shows and if you want to end it with one last hurrah, consider checking out Feed Me tonight at Pacha NYC. For those unfamiliar, Feed Me is one of the stage names for Jon Gooch, a British dubstep and electro house producer and DJ. His Feed Me project has gained widespread notoriety worldwide since its early beginnings on Deadmau5′s label, Mau5trap, in 2008. Doors open at 10PM; RSVP to Pacha’s guest list for free entry before midnight.
While Steve Angello catered to the masses with his SHM-style set at Size in the Park, his after-hours appearance at Pacha NYC was where New Yorkers got a chance to understand why he is one of the best in the game. After finishing up his first set of the day, a damp-yet-energized Steve teased that his set at Pacha would be nothing like the one he had just played. “I’ll give you $1000 if you can ID a single track,” he said to me, before dropping a familiar yeah, you wanna mess? style smirk that embodies his signature charisma and confidence.
Well, just a few hours later I would find myself right in the thick of things: standing directly behind the man at Pacha NYC as he played one of the most memorable sets I have ever heard, with the fewest amount of songs I’ve ever known. If that isn’t the mark of a good DJ, I don’t know what is.
We’ve come to expect a certain kind of sound when it comes to Nervo tracks, but their latest collaboration with Norman Doray is something refreshingly different. “Something To Believe In” doesn’t have the girls on vocals, but instead brings in Cookie for a soulful, anthemic topline. The video is shot at Neptunes Beach Club in the Hamptons and at Pacha NYC, showcasing an atypical — but enviable — lifestyle that admittedly looks pretty awesome. The track itself has old school disco vibes and feels like a very big tune. As the summer music season comes to a close, releases like this have us excited for fall.
Spanish sensation Danny Avila makes his New York debut this Friday, and we’ve got a special opportunity for one lucky Dancing Astronaut reader. One winner and three friends will receive passes to see not one set from Danny on Friday — but two: first during an intimate in-studio session at SiriusXM radio, and then late night at Pacha NYC. However, you’ll also win a VIP table at Pacha with a free bottle of champagne, just so you can end the day in style. This contest will run for just 24 hours, before we choose a winner Thursday evening. We ask that you do not enter if you knowingly cannot make it to both of the shows or if you’re under 21, but if those two matters are all squared away, enter through the Punchtab contest below.