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
The Bingo Players, Bassjackers, and MAKJ have embarked on their Rattle & Roll bus tour which started on October 10th and will stop at 33 cities over the next 36 days.Tonight, they are set to perform at New York’s Roseland Ballroom, only a day after the venue announced that it would be closing its doors come spring. In order to kick off their highlight event (arguably their biggest of the entire tour), they have streamed the entire show live via THUMP (watch above) so that those who could not attend can see all the festivities from the confines of their home.Posted by
New York City’s nearly 100-year-old Roseland Ballroom will officially close its doors and shut down operations this April, according to Billboard. The space on 52nd street has hosted names such as Beyonce, The Rolling Stones, Metallica, and more since opening during its early whites-only ballroom-dancing days. Over the past several years, Roseland had become home to some of the most popular acts across dance music, making for one of the city’s largest spaces to host a DJ and a crowd with notable performances from Swedish House Mafia, Eric Prydz, Afrojack, Thomas Gold, amongst few other titans.
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“Group Therapy captures the relationship between us, our music and you, our audience, and the magic that happens when those three things interact. It’s something you’ve all taken into your hearts and it lies at the centre of everything that we do – the community, the connection, the interaction. Our radio show is our weekly Group Therapy with all of you.”
Above & Beyond attract a cult-like following, one that I’m not sure I fully understood until last Saturday. I’m not a member of the “trance family,” it isn’t my favorite subgenre of electronic music, and I’ve only seen Above & Beyond twice before — neither time from start to finish — but I recognize their legacy. When I was offered a one way ticket to Trancelandia I eagerly accepted. Although the controversy currently surrounding dance music events didn’t effect my experience, it did give me the opportunity to critically examine why I was there.
With the popularity of “raves” growing, their value, safety, and purpose have come under scrutiny causing debate amongst dance music’s most vocal critics and supporters. A recent article published by The LA Times reduced festivals and similar events to nothing more than cash-fueled death traps. Anyone who has spent time squished between strangers just to hear a DJ play for three hours knows that’s simply not the case.
During the summer of 2011, Thomas Gold opened for Steve Angello at New York City’s Size Matters on Governors Island. It would be a monumental evening for Gold — an evening that marked his ascension to NYC superstardom. Since that warm August night, Thomas’s career has taken off and his fan base in the Big Apple has grown exponentially. After playing Cosmic Opera with Axwell, ringing in the inaugural EDC NY, and returning to Governors Island to headline a show of his own, the German maestro brought his New York dominance to new heights with a sold out Roseland Ballroom affair.
Historically, Roseland Ballroom has hosted the biggest names in dance music — a long list of DJs we can refer to as the top tier. Wrapping up his Fanfare World Tour, Thomas’ grand finale was more than a show — it was a celebration.
Our 2012 Essential Mix of the Year winner, Thomas Gold, is bringing his Fanfare World tour to Roseland Ballroom on January 26th for what promises to be the perfect antidote to your winter blues. For our readers in New York City, this is one show you are not going to want to miss.
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Following the news that Above & Beyond were ending their radio show Trance Around The World and starting Group Therapy, fans were concerned that the new chapter might mark the beginning of the end. This concern has so far proven untrue. Trance fans can rejoice with the announcement that legendary trio are hitting the big apple in 2013. Details regarding the event are scarce but we do know the Anjunabeats Volume 10 launch party will take place on February 16th at Roseland Ballroom and is hosted by Made event. Priority access tickets are on sale December 19th at 10AM by signing up here.Posted by
Thomas Gold to embark on North American tour, includes his biggest NYC show ever, tickets on sale now
Hot on the heels of his legendary Essential Mix and the release announcement of “Miao,” Thomas Gold is set to embark on the second installment of his Fanfare World Tour. After touching down in cities across North America including Los Angeles, Miami, and Toronto, Gold will play his biggest New York City show to date. Always one to connect with his New York fans, Gold returns to the big apple to play Roseland Ballroom on January 26th for an extra special affair. Jump beyond the break to see when the German bootleg master will be in your city, and if you’re in the tri-state area, don’t miss out on his monumental Roseland show next month.
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Eric Prydz brings down the house at Roseland Ballroom, Fehrplay opens up on excitement of American debut
Until a week ago, being able to say you’ve seen Eric Prydz live in action on American soil was a bragging right for few, and a far reach for many. For New Yorkers, in the last 6 years alone, we’ve only had the chance to see him a meager three times — but let’s leave it at two-and-a-half to be fair. As you might know, Pacha’s last attempt to bring the progressive house legend back to New York didn’t go according to plan. An event filled with hype and anticipation left fans angered, but more so saddened. Round two during Thanksgiving break was an opportunity for redemption – this time with an extra treat in tow, an opening set by his apprentice, Fehrplay. Read past the break to see how Pacha and the Pryda camp went above and beyond in mending things with the New York crowd. (more…)Posted by
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instragram each week. This week, we’ve got gems from Hardwell, Diplo, Nervo, and more.
Do you want to have your photos included in our Best of Instagram feature? All you have to do to be eligible is use the hashtag “#astrogram” in your photo entry on Instagram. Keep your photos DA or dance music-related, and we’ll choose one user-submitted photo to include each week. Click past the break to see this week’s #astrogram contest winner.