n following, we’ve brought you the surreal experiences from Knife Party, Benny Benassi, Kaskade, Laidback Luke, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, and Afrojack. Crazy, we know – and July won’t be any different as another hot summer month offers loads of talent, our favorite venues, and much more partying. New Yorkers have the luxury of choosing between Fourth of July celebrations, a dance music-style 21st birthday, a dirty Dutch paint party, and a day festival that includes the most anticipated touring return of the season. We were glad to help our readers make smart event choices last month, and we are back to ensure that you continue dominating the summer as an astronaut would.
It’s been exactly five years since Swedish house producer Eric Prydz graced the decks of Pacha NYC. This summer he embarks on a North American tour with Identity Festival, stopping to play some special shows across the country as well. On July 28th, the same venue that brought you Knife Party will host the musical guises of Eric Prydz. Beekman Beach Club will provide for an intimate and authentic Pryda set; dedicated fans can skip the Identity charade and enjoy music from Eric Prydz on the NYC waterfront.
Should you be interested in doing a Pryda double header (like most of the DA staff), we’re told that Beekman’s doors will open at 10PM, providing enough time for people to make it to both. We encourage you not to sleep on these tickets when they go on sale Friday at Noon EST. An appearance by this longstanding legend is a rare one, and a double-header is even more unheard of.
At the end of his first set of on the last day of the inaugural Electric Daisy Carnival New York, Afrojack addressed the crowd of his own JACKED tent: “You know I fucking love you New York,” he said. “[Electric Zoo two years ago is] where it started, and [New York is] where I’m gonna finish it.” Well, after seeing him go on to play another 90+ minute set at the Main Stage, we can all be assured that he doesn’t plan on finishing it any time soon.
Like he did at last year’s UMF, Afrojack had a highly anticipated, if not a little controversial, double header to end the festival. In true Afrojack fashion, he brought his usual rowdy, happy go lucky, larger than life self to both of his sets, emanating an energy that makes almost anything he plays sound good.
Sebastian Ingrosso showed us his true self when he came to New York back in April, but seeing him again in an environment like Electric Daisy Carnival was something different altogether. The two story confines of Roseland Ballroom seem minuscule in retrospect after seeing Seb tear up EDC’s main stage, also known as the Kinetic Field. He played new bootlegs, old bootlegs, new tracks and old, and the 90-minute set was ignited by the constant pyrotechnics. Keep reading for a full recap of one of the best sets of the day.
EDC New York unfortunately ends on the earlier side at MetLife Stadium around 11PM, but thankfully the party will continue throughout the night — and probably well into the morning — at Pacha NYC, 4Sixty6, Bliss in New Jersey, and Cielo afterwards. There are three days of EDC, but Pacha has enlisted various different clubs to host afterparties each and every night.
On Friday, Fedde Le Grand will take over Pacha and Cosmic Gate will be at Bliss in NJ. On Saturday — well, that’s TBA. But leave it to the Jacked crew to close out the weekend, with R3hab at 4Sixty6 in Jersey, and Afrojack returning to Pacha NYC yet again. Tickets are on sale now, so head to Pacha NYC’s website for all the details!
It’s hard to believe that Electric Daisy Carnival New York is upon us, after months of rumors, announcements, and pretty significant developments (like the addition of a third day). Well, one of the final pieces to the EDC puzzle is the all important list of set times, which has finally been released by Pacha NYC and Insomniac. As expected, Saturday arguably has the most impressive lineup of the weekend, but Sunday and Friday aren’t too bad either. Begin making your schedule and find the complete list of set times below the break.
Robbie Rivera’s Dance or Die bus tour has been taking the US by storm since it kicked off immediately after Juicy Beach during Miami Music Week. Stopping first in Atlanta, this weekend it stops in Pittsburgh, PA and Pacha in New York as it approaches its final dates. We’ve been keeping track of Robbie and busmates PeaceTreaty and Bassjackers throughout their national crisscrossing, and with only four stops to go, the clock is ticking on your last chance to see the man who’s been known to “Live for the Music.”
In tandem with Robbie’s NYC appearance, we’re raffling off a pair of VIP tickets for his Pacha show on Friday. Get these tickets and enter our contest after the break.
Danny Tenaglia isn’t a name we often cover on Dancing Astronaut, but the heartfelt message he just posted to his Facebook page caught our attention. The 51 year-old DJ is “‘resigning’ (not retiring)” from the world of DJing after 26 consecutive years of WMC and 12 years in Ibiza. In his own words, “I HAVE SEEN THE MOUNTAINTOP as a DJ and I just need to STOP and smell the roses of my life.” He will be playing one final show for his belated birthday at Pacha NYC on April 28th, but all future gigs will be cancelled “until [he is] ready to return back to the decks.” In his career Tenaglia has racked up “over one million miles in the sky” and filled up three passports, but he simply wants to make some life changes and now seems to best time for him to do it. We wish Danny the best in all his future endeavors and will do our best to be there for his farewell show at the end of April. Read the full text of his message after the break.
Tickets for Electric Daisy Carnival New York are on sale again today at 12 Noon EST. Earlier this week, Pacha NYC and Insomniac Events announced the addition of a third day, and the tickets officially go on sale today. EDC NY is the first EDM event to take over MetLife stadium, and will be going down May 18, 19, and 20th. To purchase tickets, check the link below.