BLOGS
EARGASMIC Go Hard
Diskord - Go Hard [Free Download]

Despite only working together for eighteen months, trap production duo, Diskord, surely isn't wasting any time. This week, the news dropped that renowned UK label, Circus Records, snapped them up, with their first release hopefully hitting before the end of the year. It’s certainly a strong step for the pair, with roots pulling in from the heart of Bristol.

While they haven’t released any EPs as of yet, Never Say Die just recently picked up their gnarly track “Freak” for the annual 2014 compilation with UKF. They will undoubtedly have much more original material to come, and it’s become way clear that the boys have an ear for rolling bass lines and rippling melodies. “Go Hard” is a trap-style number, mixing in an eclectic variety of influence through other bass genres. It should be a turning point in the duo’s careers, and we look forward to seeing what they deliver in the coming months.

For now, listeners can get a taste of the Diskord sound here.

BEST OF
Top-notch Wines to Savor this Season

This season calls for something savory and luscious, and Joonbug has two prominent solutions for you: Santa Cristina and Tormaresca. Complement each meal with a glass (or two) of vino, and your palate will certainly not be disappointed! Start this season off right with two elite leaders in the wine industry.

Santa Cristina

Santa Cristina’s Rosso 2010 has an impeccably gorgeous ruby red color, perfected with purple hues. Upon opening the wine, you will enjoy dynamic aromas of red raspberry and cherry. These balanced, silky flavors grace the palate with an extensive fruity flair. The Rosso 2010 contains 13% alcohol.

ROCK OUT
Live Review: Hollow & Akimbo @ Pianos

Michigan-bred experimental dream pop band, Hollow & Akimbo roused an expectant crowd recently at Pianos in NYC. In a whirlwind stop to the Big Apple, they came (Jonathan Visger, Brian Konicek, and Mike Higgens), played, and they CONQUERED.

Hollow & Akimbo mounted the stage as their audience fell silent. Suddenly, the crowd was plunged into darkness as a spectacular light show illuminated the venue, transforming the intimate gathering into a stadium vibe. “This is our first trip to New York ever,” Visger admitted to a chorus of hoots and hollers.

TOP 5
Mediterranean Brunches Are Trending, and So Are Top 5 Lists

Everyone knows that NYC is known for it's food,especially brunch. If you are looking to change up your normal weekend brunch a bit, then you will want to try some of our favorite Mediterranean brunches. Plus, if you love Mediterranean food (and who doesn't) then these local favorites will be ones to indulge on!




1. Bustan (487 Amsterdam Ave.)-
Although Bustan has only been open since February, it has become a popular staple on the UWS food scene. Thankfully, they also offer the best meal of the weekend (brunch) Friday-Sunday from 11am-3pm.
With over 50 different food offerings ranging from Chef Efi Nahon’s twists on traditional breakfast favorites to lunch options, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Try the Jumbo Lump Crab Benedict (toasted homemade challah bread with jumbo lump crab meat, spinach, truffle oil), Chicken Foie Gras Merquez (eggs and sauce are embellished with house made chicken foie gras sausage and Lamb Merques), various salads, or burgers. The most important part of brunch is obviously the booze, and thankfully Bustan offers seven signature cocktails based on Mediterranean flavors, and over 200 bottles of wine.

EARGASMIC
MOGUAI & Benny Benassi Join Forces for 'Gangsta'

Modern music legends Benny Benassi and MOGUAI have teamed up for the killer track, ‘Gangsta,” sure to be heard on a dance floor near you soon.

Stream the tune below to see what all the hype is about!

EARGASMIC
TIËSTO Drops the Video for 'Light Years Away'


Since it's June release, Tiesto’s A Town Called Paradise has enjoyed massive success. Singles off the album "Red Lights" and "Wasted (featuring Matthew Koma)" have been played at the world's biggest festivals over the summer, as well as clubs everywhere; insomuch they have both achieved RIAA certified Gold status. Knowing this much, there is no doubt that the third track released, "Light Years Away (Featuring DBX)," will also be received warmly.

The video takes places in a far away galaxy, and follows the unlikely pairing of a robot and female as they search for any indications of organic life. It seems as though the female character is yearning for something from the past, almost blind to the loyalty and allegiance given by her companion. To see the beautiful way the video ends, you'll just have to watch for yourself.

THE LUXE LIFE
Tyson Beckford Honored in a Major Way



The Skylark
was abuzz with celebrity talent this past Tuesday as Courvoisier kicked off their new campaign with a lavish, intimate party in the heart of NYC. The Exceptional Journey campaign honors talented recipients and their journeys to success. The honoree of the evening was the world’s first black male supermodel and actor, Tyson Beckford.

The night kicked off with hand-made cocktails and delicious snacks that circulated the room. With Chef Roble also being an honoree, as well as the host of the evening, the food and drinks were exquisite. Notables like Jenny McCarthy, Vashtie Kola, Naturel, and Melissa Gorga were all present and honored by the Courvoisier brand.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
UrbanSpace Debuts New Outdoor Food Market

UrbanSpace has done it again! Grab your friends and your appetites and head to the month long food fest in New York’s famous Garment District. From 39th to 41st streets on Broadway you’ll find a creative blend of vendors that are taking part in this event that is part greenmarket and part country fair. But you’ll want to hurry because this pop-up only runs from September 15th – October 17th, 2014.

Since we went in-between lunch and dinner, we focused on the sweetness and the cheesy offerings. While it’s impossible to eat at all the amazing vendors in one go, here’s the few of the culinary delights we sampled and enjoyed.

TRENDTASTIC
Topping Off Your Fall Outfit

It’s that time of year again! The leaves are changing, the nights are getting darker and cooler, pumpkin-spiced lattes are being consumed by the caseload....This can only mean one thing---fall is here! We are all super excited for some fall fashion, and as you transition your wardrobe, one essential essential to keep in mind is adding a hat. A stylish hat is a must have fall accessory. From a classic fedora to a cute and simple beanie, we have listed for you some fab and trendy head wear to keep you warm and stylish this season.

The fedora hat is always a classic fall accessory. This festive felt fedora hat is from Urban Outfitters.

THE SCENE
ELLE Runway Collection By Kohl's

Never been to Paris? Well, the City of Lights was brought to the Big Apple with the Parisian lifestyle/glamour inspired ELLE Runway Collection by Kohls. The event, hosted by Style360, was on point with the French theme by having the models walk thru an Eiffel Tower shaped frame, guests sitting "front row" at café tables, the Paris skyline on the walls, and playing French music throughout the show. Sitting at one the front row tables was singer/actress Christina Milian who kept it cool in a Wu-Tang t-shirt and jeans.

CHEAP EATS
It All Happened at the Vendys


As we said before, we’ve been looking forward to the Vendy Awards--the annual food truck classic--for quite awhile, and this past weekend, the day finally arrived. We saddled up and headed across the river on the ferry to Governors Island, making our way to the fairground. We’ve got to say, even in spite of crappy weather (it was intermittently drizzling and raining pretty hard), the Vendy Awards was one of the best food events we’ve been to this year. After all, if anybody knows how to operate at the top of their game, rain or shine, it’s this crew. We left totally stuffed and totally happy.