Verboten this weekend will feature Four Tet, George Fitzgerald, and James Holden – exceptional talents that somehow are on one billing. We have been excited to see Four Tet ever since his album Rounds, and George Fitzgerald’s new beginnings at Domino Records should be on display. (more…)
After announcing their StageONE series back in May and putting on two massively successful subsequent shows, Verboten is back at it with their fall StageONE lineups. Much like their inaugural predecessor events, which featured big names including Sasha, Maya Jane Coles, and Luciano, the duo of fall shows will see more major headliners. Four Tet, James Holden, George Fitzgerald, and JDH & Dave P will perform at the first show on September 28th and Solomun, Metro Area, David August, and Walker & Royce will officiate the second show on October 12th.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we feature gems from Seth Troxler, Chuckie, Dubfire, and more.
New York’s underground party brand Verboten has quite the summer in store for the New York dance music faithful. Kicking things off on the Fourth of July, they plan to throw a festival style event on the waterfront of the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, with the opening event to feature Sasha, Maya Jane Coles, Davide Squillace and Bill Patrick. The second event will take place on July 27th and will host Luciano, Carl Craig, and Moodymann. These names are some of the biggest and best in the underground world, and we can’t wait to see what else Verboten has in store for the duration of festival season.Posted by
Verboten has teamed up with HARD events to bring together an all-star lineup of underground talent. Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, and Infinity Ink will take the stage at Terminal 5 on July 6th, marking the US debut of their live show. The deep house super group currently has fans on their toes waiting for the impending release of “Reverse Skydiving,” a track you’re sure to hear played out at the event. Although we’re not sure what kind of surprises the Hot Natured crew have in store, we’re hoping a live Anabel Englund performance is one of them.Posted by
When I set off to write this piece, the plan was to compare San Francisco and New York. As a Dancing Astronaut reader you’re bound to know exactly what is going on in New York on any given weekend, but what about the fine city to the West? The home of the amazing sports teams, beautiful urban vistas, world class dining, rich history, and the most successful industry the world have ever seen? How does San Francisco fare for fans of electronic music?
Last weekend the Verboten party brand packed out New York’s Highline Ballroom for the return of Dirtybird co-head Justin Martin alongside Desolat queen Tini. Martin played fittingly to his peak-hour time slot and showcased everything from techno to tech house and even some trap. Tini closed out the evening with her signature deep techno sound that went on into the early hours of the morning. Read on for the full break down of the night.
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As the popularity of electronic dance music has grown, long time fans of the genre have seen an upsurge in sounds and scenes they don’t consider representative of the crème de la crème of what the genre has to offer. Although the deep/tech house niche is burgeoning in New York City (and elsewhere), with listeners rapidly converting, it’s still eclipsed by bottle service clubs and events headlined by mainstream artists. Fans of the underground are passionate that their umbrella genres — tech, techno, and deep house for the most part — are not only the future of dance music but amongst its best outputs. When the glitz and glamour surrounding electronic pop music dissipates, they believe that the light bulbs illuminating the underground will remain lit.
Friends who had already made the switch — or at least stood with one foot firmly planted on either side — were relentless about its high class quality and in some cases, “sophisticated superiority.” Their claims weren’t solely about the music itself but the scene and its vibe as well. Despite their persistence, my attempts at understanding the underground were unsuccessful and so, I remained apathetic. I’ve never needed huge builds and drops to satisfy my preferences — not that I didn’t and don’t still enjoy them — but I was a member of the camp that found the underground boring.
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 Deadmau5, Chuckie, Carl Cox, and more.