Articles by Tina Carletto

Lorde's Coming To America

After playing small gigs in NYC and LA, Lorde, has quickly become a name to be recognized. Her hit song, "Royals," not only earned her the top spot (and the first woman in 17 years!) on Billboard's Alternative chart, but she also sold out the remaining shows of her US tour within minutes. Due to high demand, a second show was added at the Warsaw in Brooklyn after her Webster Hall show completely sold out.

So what's next for the New Zealand teen pop-phenom? Her song's not only receiving radio play across the country but she's dropping her debut album Pure Heroin via Lava/Republic Records on September 30. Her refreshing vocals and brass lyrics have quickly attracted music lovers of all kinds. Check out label mate's The Weeknd's remix of "Royals" below and make sure to grab The Love Club EP now available on iTunes.

Join 'The Love Club' With Lorde

Just a few months ago a free EP, The Love Club surfaced for free online and if you heard it, then you were for sure on the right track to finding pop music's newest sensation, Lorde. She already created a buzz for herself in her native New Zealand and now the 16-year-old is heading to NYC to play an intimate show at Le Poisson Rouge on August 6 at 8pm.

After staying low key on the music radar, the singer (born Ella Yelich-O'Connor) took her sassy lyrics to the next level with "Royals" which became an instant hit on the iTunes charts and garnered attention from bloggers and got radio play around the world. This August, Lorde will make her debut in New York and Los Angeles and for those who haven't been introduced to this New Zealand gem, brace yourself for some sensational tunes. Grab tickets here for the NYC show!

NYLON's Annual Music Issue Party

Last night the Highline Ballroom was the spot to be at for NYLON Magazine's annual June/July Music Issue bash sponsored by Aloft Hotels and the guest of honor, was none other than the cover star, Avril Lavigne!

The party was hosted by NYLON's Editor-in-Chief Marvin Scott Jarrett and Publisher Jaclynn Jarrett. In true NYLON fashion, the party was a hit as guests enjoyed cocktails, a special performance by 2012 Project Aloft Star winners, HITS and rocked out during the headlining performance by our fave, Avril.Safe to say it was a pretty nostalgic night for us gals who have been fans since Avril's beginning. Wife beater tank and a tie, anyone?

Kick Off Memorial Day Weekend at SL East

The warm weather has finally approached and it's only right to plan the unofficial first weekend of the summer right! And you know what that means. The Memorial Day Weekend festivities are set to kick off. The momumental party weekend has a huge home out east in none other than the Hamptons. The party is going down at Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton where the EMM Group nightlife titans Eugene Remm, Mark Birnbaum, and Michael Hirtenstein will reopen the doors to SL East for its third summer.

Insomniac and EMM Group Partner for EDC NY VIP Experience

It's down to just a day away and just like that, Electric Daisy Carnival New York is here. As it's the first to kick off the summer festival season in NYC, EDC NY will top last year's event and the festival's producer, Insomniac made sure of that. They have teamed up with nightlife gurus EMM Group, the team behind FINALE in NYC, where the two powerhouses will create the ultimate VIP experience for fans on May 17th and 18th at Citi Field.

CBS Radio And Astralwerks Team Up For She Can DJ

Ladies, start freshening up your playlists and turntable skills because a big opportunity is about to hit the US. She Can DJ is a nationwide talent competition to find the country’s top female DJ/Producer. It's set to kick off in July bringing together the partnership of CBS Radio and Astralwerks, a label that is home to an impressive list of dance music's top talent such as Fatboy Slim, David Guetta, Hot Chip, Swedish House Mafia, and The Chemical Brothers.

Steve Angello and Jacques Lu Cont Take On Depeche Mode

In the wake of Depeche Mode’s most recent album, Delta Machine, one track in particular stands out. To be specific, "Soothe My Soul." Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello and Jacques Lu Cont have been called in to remix the album track which exclusively hits Beatport today, May 6th on Size Records.

There's no question that Angello and Lu Cont were the right guys to bring in their sizeable skills to the table for this remix. While the twosome remained true to the original version, the pair highlighted the track’s effortless dance floor possibilities.

Atlas Genius Kicks Off First Ever North American Tour

If there was a perfect time for Atlas Genius to make its grand introduction to the States, it's now. The Australian band, made up of brothers Keith Jeffrey (vocalist/guitar) and Michael Jeffrey (dummer), will kick off their first-ever North American headlining tour. The run includes sold-out nights in Houston, Santa Barbara, Denver, Minneapolis, Cambridge, and NYC, where the Australian band takes center stage at The Bowery Ballroom on June 18th and 19th. Atlas Genius is also in high demand among the festival circuit. They will be performing at numerous festivals, including the Sasquatch!, Lollapalooza, the Firefly Music Festival, Summerfest, Edgefest, San Francisco's BFD, and San Diego's X-Fest.

Lunch Beat Launches In NYC

Ever thought about ditching your desk at work to skip out for a mid-day dance party during lunch? Well, you now have that opportunity! Lunch Beat NYC, which started in Sweden in 2010, when founder Molly Ränge and 14 of her co-workers danced in a parking garage to a mixtape on their lunch break, is hitting Manhattan on Wednesday, April 24th from 12:30pm- 1:30pm at Slate club in Flatiron. Prepare to daytime disco as a DJ spins the beats while host venue Slate serves a healthy vegetarian lunch—all included in the $12 ticket price!
The first Lunch Beat in Manhattan is being organized by New York City residents Sarah Reynolds and Isha Toor. "All we want people to do is to forget about their work for one hour, decompress, and dance in a fun, healthy environment," said organizers Toor and Reynolds. The dynamic duo hopes to help spread the Lunch Beat movement throughout the neighborhoods of NYC and is excited to bring people from different walks of life and various backgrounds together through the common language of dance and fun! Anyone can start a Lunch Beat by following the startup guidelines of the global movement, found via their website here.

Check the details for the event below and plan to wear your dancing shoes on April 24th!

Pretty Lights Announces New Studio Album And Premieres Video For First Single

As we look forward to the quickly approaching summer season, you can also look forward to new music from Derek Vincent Smith, the pioneer of soulful, electro hip-hop better known as Pretty Lights. His new studio album A Color Map Of The Sun will be a two-CD collection of 13-songs plus a second album, Live Studio Sessions From A Color Map of the Sun. This studio album marks the first Pretty Lights album to be released physically and digitally simultaneously. In true Pretty Lights fashion, the album will be available in its entirety as a free download on the album's release date via his website.