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Event Review: DATSIK, Ninja Station Tour at Terminal 5

Troy Beetles, better known by his stage name DATSIK, blew the speakers and the crowds away at Terminal 5 on Saturday, January 24, 2015 as part of his Ninja Station Tour. The entire sprawling venue was vibrating from the huge bass and every head was banging along to our favorite songs. For DATSIK, his Firepower imprint stands out as an extension of his revered and applauded musical persona so it was unsurprising that he delivered an epic set and unveiled some very creative mashups such as Britney Spears Toxic and Bricks mashup.

Our cheeks and the heated air reverberated as we fully relished in the awesome experience. There was also a sick lineup - Barely Alive, Trolley Snatcha, Kennedy Jones, and LOUDPVCK - warming up the crowd. Everyone started chanting for DATSIK!, DATSIK! and the man himself appears halo'ed within a giant, stripe-lit vortex, a visually astounding stage perfectly fit for the adrenaline-fueled bass show experience.

WEEKEND PICKS
Don't Have a House Party Lined Up for Super Bowl? Go to the Viewing Party at Van Diemens

Ah, Super Bowl. That once-a-year, Sunday drink-a-thon, when both rowdiness and passionate commercial-watching is sanctioned, has finally arrived.

But wait, you don’t have a TV/forgot to make invite friends/didn’t order snacks for this Sunday? Don’t despair, you’re not condemned to spend this important occasion by yourself. Bars-with-TVs all over NYC are offering Super Bowl viewing deals so you can relish in the excitement and beer-soaked communion with fellow football lovers along with tasty eats and drinks.

WEEKEND PICKS
Super Bowl Pick: Bounce Sporting Club’s Annual Super Sunday Funday at Calico Jack’s Glendale

It’s finally that time of year again, when the great American institution known as football comes alive, and millions of Americans gather around their televisions with chicken wings in their mouth and beers in their hands to cheer, laugh and cry with their teams, families, and buddies. Yes, It is the Super Bowl.

But if you’re looking for a rager to celebrate this awesome tradition and happen to be in the most exciting state on Sunday (yes, Arizona), you’ll want to check out Bounce Sporting Club’s Annual Super Sunday Funday at Calico Jack’s Glendale instead of staying on your couch.

WEEKEND PICKS
Day & Night Brunch Club at the Highline Ballroom

For world-and-party-weary New Yorkers, boozy brunch is no longer enough. (Please, don’t even talk about “breakfast.”) We need all-out brunch partays. That’s why we recommend you check out the ever-so-decadent and always satisfying Day & Night Brunch Club that takes place on Saturdays at the Highline Ballroom.

Arguably one of the most well-known of the disco brunches, Day & Night Brunch Club is an extravagant celebration inspired by the exhilarating debauchery of all-day parties in St. Tropez and St. Barthes. Taking after their European inspiration - the bash also boasts its fair share of international jet-setters carousing in the Big Apple - the party delivers the ingenious combo of fabulous brunch and fashionable rave to present a unique indulgent atmosphere (#daydrinking) unlike anything else we’ve seen.

WEEKEND PICKS
Epic Night Alert: DJ Chuckie Comes to Pacha NYC

One of the world’s most sought-after DJs at New York's most revered nightclub destinations? Sounds like a pretty epic Friday night to us. This weekend, Pacha NYC welcomes DJ Chuckie to its hallowed stage, which has seen the the pulse-pounding performances of the world’s top DJs. The sprawling, multi-level megaclub is a member of the illustrious Ibiza club empire and has successfully upheld the brand’s reputation by becoming a dance music institution in NYC’s club scene.

WEEKEND PICKS
Celebrate Output's 2nd Year Anniversary This Weekend With Three Parties

It's hard to belive, but Brooklyn's most famed music venue has only been around for 2 short years. Output, a converted warehouse that took NYC nightlife and spun it on its head, has hosted some of the biggest DJs on the music scene and is sparing no expense in celebrating their two year anniversary. Be apart of the weekend's hottest celebration as Output welcomes such names as John Digweed, Seth Troxler, Dahlia, Danny Krivit and more.

The lineups are as follows:

Output Year 2

Billing: Seth Troxler/ Craig Richards/ Doc Martin

WEEKEND PICKS
DJ Ed Pulido at Cielo

There’s no shortage of reasons to party in Meatpacking, but the swanky neighborhood’s resident VIP nightclub, Cielo, is one of our favorite. The dance-happy, velvet-roped nightclub - “where music lives” - has one of the city’s more intimate main club rooms, some of its most stylish nightlife people, and a sunken in dance floor helmed by some of the biggest names in EDM, many imported from Europe. This Thursday, Cielo will be taken over by the famous Dance.Here.Now party with DJ Ed Pulido, a sought-after name in the DJ scene this side of the Atlantic.

DAILY BITES
Seduce your Palate with Olma Caviar


Delight your palate at Olma Caviar Boutique & Bar. Located in the prestigious Plaza Food Hall inside The Plaza Hotel, Olma is a prime luxury spot to seduce your taste buds with the finest selection of black & red caviar…paired with champagne, of course.

Based in Brooklyn, New York, this elite caviar producer was founded in 2001. Dozens of types of Olma’s black and red caviars are imported from overseas and Alaska. From lavish, juicy sweet Salmon Red Caviar, to profoundly nutty tasting Hackleback Caviar and more, Olma certainly offers a luxurious selection of this delicacy to guests.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Exclusive Interview: Nick Hakim

If James Brown's voice and Frankie Valli's voice had a bearded voice-baby, it would be the incomparable sound of Nick Hakim. With his soulful songs and haunting melodies, the D.C.-native-turned-Brooklynite has made a name for himself by invading a music space that seems empty with monotony.

Drawing from the roots of R&B and blues, Nick Hakim creates music that is both raw and emotive. And with the release of two separate EP-turned-full length albums this past year, you won't find a shortage of tunes to be captivated by.

NEED TO KNOW
Exclusive Interview With Riot Ten: The Man Behind The Mask

Christopher Wilson, better known by stage name Riot Ten, is set to have his best year yet. He came to relevance after dropping his rambunctious remix of A$AP Ferg’s “Murda Something” - a remix so undeniable that the Trap Lord himself started playing it at his shows. Since then, Riot Ten has been getting support from some of electronic music’s most prominent names such as Krewella, Adventure Club, Flux Pavilion, Victor Niglio, etc.

Wilson, who sometimes dons a mask while performing, started producing hip hop at the age of 16 and began, around 2011, to experimenting with more electronic sounds. When the lovechild of southern-influenced hip hop and electronic dance music - which would come to be known as the subgenre trap - was born a little later, Wilson took full advantage. He quickly started making a name for himself playing local gigs in El Paso, Texas. Now, the man who admits he’s had shows where there was no one in the crowd is performing in front of thousands at music festivals and is getting ready for his Spring Fling Tour.