Once a month in 77 markets across the United States and Australia, RAW: Natural Born Artists organizes hand-selected artist showcases that highlights independent creative that specialize in all creative realms. RAW events features visual artists, fashion, music, hair and makeup artistry, photography, models, and performance artists. RAW’s mission is to provide up-and-coming artists with the necessary tools, resources, and exposure need to inspire and cultivate their creativity. The organization wants artists of all mediums to “be seen, heard, and loved.” By hosting these monthly gatherings in artistic communities such as New York, San Francisco, Austin, Brisbane, and Sydney artists are able to educate others, connect with artists like themselves, and exposes emerging talent in the art world.
Late last week, some of our favorite celebs stepped out in New York City to celebrate the Season 3 premiere of Master of the Mix, hosted by Smirnoff Vodka and VH1. Master of the Mix, for those of you who don't know, is a VH1 reality show where DJs battle head-to-head to earn the title of Master of the Mix and a $250,000 grand prize. The premiere party took place at the newly reopened Marquee Nightclub in NYC where guests sipped on signature Smirnoff cocktails, including the Vinyl Collection, The Backspin, and more. The party kicked off with an official welcome from the show's host Amanda Seales, followed by a super trailer of the season. Master of the Mix judge DJ Mia Moretti hit the 1s and 2s accompanied by electric violinist Caitlin Moe, followed by DJ Kid Capri, also a judge on the show. Other celebs in attendence at the event were fashion designers Charlotte Ronson and Christian Siriano, as well as Corey Kennedy, Sway Calloway, and others. Check out the party pics below!
Considered to be one of the most unique nightlife outposts that New York City's Meatpacking District has to offer, Cielo has reigned supreme for an entire decade. Boasting a top of the line Funktion One sound system, this intimate party haven has successfully survived the typical club age expectancy and doesn't appear to be shutting down anytime soon.
Home to esteemed party outfits such as Endless, Dance.Here.Now, Deep Space and Nurvous Events, Cielo has featured nearly every superstar DJ in the industry. From Steve Angello to Seth Troxler to Luciano, this musical dojo has helped NYC's club scene become one of the best in the world. That being said, 2013 marked the venue's 10th birthday and with that a slew of events to help ring in their turning of double digits.
World class DJ Erick Morillo is set to perform a live set to fans on Saturday, February 16 at MIXX at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa with special guest Funkagenda. A veteran DJ, Morillo has been in the scene since the early 90s and is best known for his international work in house music. He has been linked with the label Strictly Rhythm and produced the 1993 hit "I Like to Move It," which he produced under the pseudonym Reel 2 Real. His label Subliminal Records has produced the #1 Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play hit "Fun" by Da Mob, and won the Muzik Magazine Remixer of the Year award in 1999.
The big game is just around the corner and it's a time where football and partying come together as one. With that said, 1OAK's annual celebration is without a doubt the place to see and be seen. The super hot, celeb studded party is going down on February 2nd at JAX Brewery located at 620 Decatur St. in New Orleans, LA. The night will include music by Mick Boogie and expect nothing short of an amazing party atmosphere. In true 1OAK style, there just might be some surprise performers as well as guests to get the debaucherous festivites going.
Watch the 1OAK NOLA trailer and for more information and tickets visit here.
Just after announcing its 2013 roster of superstar DJ talent, Wynn Las Vegas is kicking things off this week during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Wynn is taking over Park City Live, formerly Harry O's, as the prime spot for non-film related entertainment. XS, Tryst, and Surrender nightclubs along with Encore Beach Club present Afrojack, Avicii, Cedric Gervais, Nero and more, January 17-21.
Thursday, January 17 marks the start of the festivities as the Powder Awards after party kicks off with British electronic music sensation NERO. Saturday, January 19, Swedish powerhouse Avicii hits the booth, Sunday, January 20, catch multi-award winning, platinum-selling producer Afrojack, and closing out the week on Monday, January 21, French house music DJ and producer Cedric Gervais, a new addition to the Wynn residency roster in 2013, hits the decks and will be joined for a special performance by hip hop recording artist, 2 Chainz.
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It’s NYE and you know the drill:
Hot venue √
Sexy outfit √
Champagne at midnight √
What could possibly make ringing in a brand new year that much more spectacular? A performance by one of electronic dance music's hottest DJ’s? Absolutely! If you’re lucky enough to attend any of the NYE parties spanning across these five fabulous cities, you’ll be guaranteed beats, ball drops and a banging good time! Here’s a look at the Top 5:
Armin van Buuren – New York City
Don’t miss out on this adrenaline fueled electric dance party extravaganza presented by Joonbug.com. It all goes down at Pier 36, a 64,000 square foot pier that stretches out to Manhattan’s East River. There’s a 3-hour open bar taking place between 9:00 pm – 12:00 am. This event is strictly 21+. Several VIP packages are available and tickets can be purchased by clicking here.
This New Year’s Eve it's all about setting new traditions. It's a go big or go home attitude and if you’re still deciding where to revel this NYE, picture this: 7 parties under one roof with the option to choose from a variety of different themed venues. It's going down at one place and it’s happening this New Year’s Eve at XFINITY Live! Philadelphia for its first ever New Year’s Eve bash! Tickets to this multi-venue space will grant exclusive access to 7 parties under one roof with six out of this world DJs and two amazing bands, The Rockets playing in Victory Beer Hall and Lost in Paris shaking things up in the heated outdoor tent! Drink up the cocktail of your choice with a 5 hour premium open bar while you catch the festivities live on over 75 TVs and even watch the ball drop in the NBC Arena and the MarketPlace on their immense 32’ HD LED video screen! It doesn’t get much better than that so get to planning and see where you’ll be when the clock strikes midnight! For more information and ticket options click here.
The Spectrum Grill can easily be dubbed “the crown jewel” of the multi-venue XFINITY Live! Philadelphia. Grub on prime steaks, chops, seafood, and sip on delicious drinks as Spectrum often throws some of Philadelphia’s finest cocktail parties. It’s a sleek venue where patrons will be immersed in a sophisticated, intimate atmosphere always ending in an outstanding dining experience.
Victory Beer Hall:
Get your brew on! Partnering with Philadelphia’s Victory Brewing Company, the Victory Beer Hall was destined to be an unrivaled buoyant experience. The space features sizeable, beer hall style tables, and a stage for live indoor entertainment. You can also mingle on its 2,000 square-foot patio which comes with a fire pit and a privy panoramic view of the Philadelphia skyline. As if the space isn’t intriguing enough, The Victory Beer Hall's signature is its extensive and eclectic selection of regional Philadelphia brews.
Last week, Brooklyn's Barclays Center hosted a celebration of Jamaica's 50 years of independence with a very special performance. Grammy Award-winning artist Shaggy performed, as well as Ali Campbell's UB40, Beres Hammond, and Maxi Priest all jammed out during the BioLife Sounds of Reggae concert. The concert was the first reggae concert for the Barclays Center, marking a historic milestone for the arena, which is located in a community known for its Caribbean culture.
The artists all performed both past and present hits, including Shaggy's "Boombastic" and Ali Campbell's "Red Red Wine." “Sounds of Reggae brought unprecedented energy to Barclays Center last night,” commented Shaggy. “It was an incredible opportunity to share a part of Jamaica’s culture with Brooklyn, my second home.”
After a successful Movember launch at Frankford Hall at the beginning of the month, the venue is wrapping up the month of moustaches with an epic closing gala tonight. The event, which will take place from 6pm-1am, will not only be full of food 'n' drink specials, but will also be giving out prizes! Mo bros can take home prizes for the Longest Mo, Bushiest Mo, Most Creative Mo, Lamest Mo, and Man of Movember. So groom that 'stache and hope to win big at tonight's hairiest party in town!