There were a lot of things to be depressed about after the cancellation of Electric Zoo's last day for the second year in a row, and Joonbug.com ranks missing Netsky's set that Sunday high on the list. While his appearance at Slake that night might have sated most of his New York City fans' voracious drum & bass appetites, we wanted to sit down and chat with the man behind one of dance music's greatest live acts, which just so happens to be hitting the road next month in the UK before coming back to the states for the Stay Up With Me tour in November.
As the New York City summer comes to a close, its dance music-obsessed inhabitants descended upon Governors Beach Club last Sunday for its second-to-last show of the season featuring superstar tandem New World Punx.
Comprised of Dutch trailblazer Ferry Corsten and the two-time title-holder of America’s Best DJ Markus Schulz, New World Punx is a powerhouse duo who have joined forces to bring the fun back into trance.
“Trance can get a little bit too series sometimes so we said let's just have fun,” Markus explained in an interview before the show. “And people who want to have fun will get it, we'll resonate with them and that's what has brought this all together. For years now there's been people that have been frustrated with love songs and ballads, we're bringing the fun back into it."
Next weekend, the People of Tomorrow will descend on Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia as TomorrowWorld takes over for its second year.
Three whole days long, and having received a nomination for Best Music Event from the International Dance Music Awards after its inaugural year last year, the festival may come off a bit daunting—especially for first year attendees. Aside from boasting killer lineup , TomorrowWorld offers camping options, as part of a city they call “Dreamville,” and plenty of pre-festival treats to get everyone pumped up. With naught a clue as to what to expect, one might find themselves flustered and worried they will be ill prepared.
Laidback Luke is not your average DJ or producer. Some might be so bold to suggest he not even human, but instead a super-human force here to save dance music from, and we'e not just saying that because he likes to dress up like a hero and host some of the most amazing parties anyone has ever seen. It takes a lot of courage to dress up like a superhero in front of thousands of people when it's not Hallowween, but it takes even more courage to pioneer something like Super You & Me, while holding down the fort as one of the most technical DJs still in the game.
Few musicians in dance music today can say that they've been touring the world over since the mid-nineties. Fewer still can say that they've done it as successfully, while still finding time to write and produce music that has consistently and continuously helped alter and shift the state of the industry in new and exciting ways. Highly ranked among those select few lie Cosmic Gate, the combined moniker of two of the most talented and like-minded artists to have ever walked the Earth.
From the first days of the 'Wake Your Mind' phenomenon, to the very recent release of their latest album, Start To Feel, the duo of Nic Chagall and DJ Bossi have been on a meteoric ride around the galaxy the comprises electronic dance music as we know it, blazing their way past the brightest lights and darkest pits of the industry, forever in search of the sounds that will invoke in their fans the deepest emotions and greatest wonder. Anyone who's had the pleasure of listening to their newest album, knows they've certainly succeeded, but they are by no means stopping there. Having just wrapped up the North American leg of their 'Start To Feel' tour, Cosmic Gate took a brief moment of their time during their visit to New York City for Electric Zoo 2014 to chew the fat with us about tour life, music love, and how they really feel about EDM today.
Denmark electronic duo extraordinaire, Pegboard Nerds, is coming to CONTROL Avalon tonight to bring their Uncaged Tour to their eager Hollywood fanbase. Through a fusion of hardhitting, club minded trap anthems and pure electro heat these guys have come to represent the epitome of the new age sound. Couple that with the newly renovated production of Avalon Hollywood and you have one of the most epic nights Hollywood has seen in quite some time.
Check out their new track, Badboi, for a taste of their ridiculousness and come get crazy with them at CONTROL tonight.
Manufactured Superstars have found themselves with residencies at such notable clubs as XS Nightclub in Las Vegas and HQ Nightclub in Atlantic City, just to name a few. And when the duo isn’t playing at one of the hottest clubs in the worlds, they’re performing at a massive festival like EDC, Ultra, Nocturnal Wonderland--you name it.
On Saturday, September 13th, Manufactured Superstars will be bringing their signature NASA spacesuits and their energy infused sets over to Liberty Theater in New York City for an incredible and extravagant night fit for the former Broadway theater.
What: Manufactured Superstars at Liberty Theater
When: Saturday, September 13th, 10pm
Where: Liberty Theater, 233 W. 41st St., New York, NY
Get ready to go see Stevie Wonder perform all of your favorite hits from his 1976 Motown classic album, Songs in the Key of Life, on his upcoming 'Songs in the Key of Life Tour,' set to commence on November 6th in New York's MSG, and, conclude in Oakland, Calif.'s Oracle Arena on December 5th.
The tour will not mark the first time that the iconic singer and pianist has re-enacted tunes from his signature double-album before an audience. In 2013, Wonder performed the entire Songs in the Key of Life project on his 18th annual 'House Full of Toys' holiday benefit live at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre.
When the opportunity to see Erick Morillo at a place like the one and only Marquee New York presents itself, there's really only one question anyone should have to ask themselves, "do you like to move it, move it?" The logical answer being, "yes," because it would be crazy to even think of missing out on a night with the man responsible for producing one of the most popular tracks ever, among a host of other accomplishments.
Ladies and gentlemen, the results are in, and DJ Times magazine and Pioneer DJ have finally announced the winner of their America's Best DJ for 2014 poll to be none other than the great Markus Schulz! Dethroned last year by Kaskade, this year marks the second time Schulz has been honored with the title of America's Best DJ, and there is no doubt in anyone's mind that he deserves it.