Nightlife in New York is about to get a whole lot more exciting, with a number of new or updated clubs being announced by some of the biggest players in the game. Finale NYC (pictured above) will be opening next week as a partnership between the EMM Group and owners of Pacha NYC, Space Ibiza confirms that it will be opening a location in New York, and Marquee NY is under major renovations —
and is said to have a partnership in place with Tiesto (see update below). Oh, and we’ve got exclusive details on Nicolas Matar’s latest project — a new Cielo in Brooklyn.
Keep reading for the details.
One of dance music’s most iconic names is 50 years young today. In celebration of Mr. Carl Cox’s birthday, here are 50 reasons we love him. Please add your own reasons in the comments. Happy Carl Cox day, everyone!
1. Children have Santa Claus. Buddhists have Buddha. Ravers have Carl Cox.
2. His signature line — the greatest in all of dance music: “oh-yes-oh-yes-oh-yes!”
3. His infectious gap-toothed smile.
4. His stage presence. Every great DJ has a unique aura. Armin bursts with unbridled euphoria. Dubfire exudes understated elegance. Carl Cox? He’s like a bull in a china shop crossed with a kid unwrapping presents on Christmas morning. Not exactly graceful, but full of power and joy.
5. The beads of sweat that invariably go flying into the faces of the people in the front row.
6. His driving, relentless sets. There’s hardly ever a moment to relax and catch your breath. Why would there be? You’re here to dance, remember?
7. His commitment to keeping the spirit of acid techno alive, decades after it first hit the UK.
8. His fitting nickname: “the three-deck wizard.” The man has incredible timing. His use of syncopated rhythms to mix tracks together is impossible to resist.
9. “I Want You (Forever).”
10. Nine… eight…seven…six-five…four-three…two…one…WORK! (more…)
Experiencing a Richie Hawtin live set is a rite of passage for minimal fans. Hawtin is one of techno’s most influential figures — a visionary artist who is perpetually experimenting with technology and sound to create immersive musical experiences. Built on the core principle of “less is more,” Hawtin’s style is heavily influenced by the culture of techno’s twin capitals — Detroit and Berlin. Once you’ve experienced a Richie Hawtin live set, you can speak with genuine authority about the subject of dance music. (more…)