What: Victor Calderone Birthday Bash at Pacha
When: Saturday, March 15th,10pm
Where: Pacha NYC, 618 W 46th St., New York, NY
Any given weekend at Pacha is one full of surprise; excited crowds fill the spaces between the venue’s walls as world renowned DJ’s take over and execute electrifying sets. And this past Friday night, March 7th, Joonbug.com was there was Wolfgang Gartner took over.
New York City might have been in a deep freeze on Friday, but as the "Wolf" took over 46th street, his adorning and loyal fans braved the frigid temps and came in droves to dance the night away. And boy were there many! As soon as we walked into Pacha we were met with massive crowds of excited fans dancing their hearts out. Then, with Gartner’s set already in full swing, calling out names, we joined the enthusiastic fans on the dance floor. And since Pacha's stage is conveniently located in the middle of the venue, everyone had the best seats in the house!
The highly anticipated winners of the 2014 Beatport Awards have finally been announced today, March 7th. The awards, broken up into three-tier selections, merits artists based on sales, editorial selections, and fan voting.
Beatport CEO Matthew Adell released a statement in regards to the awards stating, “On behalf of all of us here at Beatport, I’d like to congratulate all the winners of this year’s Beatport Awards,” The CEO continued his praise, adding, “2013 was a pivotal year in the evolution of dance music, something each of the names on this list contributed to with their talent, passion, and creativity. They certainly deserve all the recognition they are now receiving, and I’m incredibly honored to present them with the honor of a Beatport Award.”The biggest winner of the awards was Nina Kraviz, who took away the award for DJ of the Year. Daft Punk's massively successful album, 'Random Access Memories,' took the honor of Best-Selling Album of the Year, while Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike took home the fan-selected Artist of the Year award. For the full list of the 2014 Beatport Awards winners, see below.
For their new single "Lightning", Cash Cash has teamed up with Goo Goo Dolls lead singer John Rzeznik.
The NY based trio consisting of JP Makhlouf, Alex Makhlouf and Sam Frisch asked Rzeznik to be apart of the song in order to commemorate something we all know and love, the 90s. The new single starts off with Rzeznik's distinctive vocals and then transitions into Cash Cash's electrifying and energetic beats that give this song the golden touch!
Few are aware that in his spare time, Laidback Luke has a penchant for practicing kung fu. And special this year, Lucas Cornelis van Scheppingen is bringing ALL of his interests with him to Miami Music Week.
The Filipino-Dutch producer is holding a special event at the Fontainebleau, that for once, does not involve alcohol, partying on the beach or music. Beginning at 10am on March 28th, participants will spend two full hours with one of the most influential producers in dance music, learning the fundamentals of kung fu. Grab your tickets here before this special event sells out.
It's finally March, which means our countdown begins for Miami Music Week, Winter Music Conference, and Ultra. And to celebrate these events, the legendary Paul van Dyk will be making his presence known in Miami on more than one occasion.
The first occasion will be Paul van Dyk’s VANDIT Records AllStars party at Dream. This will feature performances from the label’s very own, Alex M.O.R.P.H. b2b Wood van Eyden, Judge Jules, Maarten de Jong, David Forbes, and many more. Live vocal performances will be seen from Daniel Nitt and ‘We Come Together’ chanteuse Sue McLaren. Finally, the night will feature a very special set from a mystery guest!
The video is shot in a mini- documentary form and shows the Canadian duo, Christian Srigley and Leighton James, tearing up Chicago at their shows at Concord Music Hall and The Mid on their "Calling All Heroes" North American tour. Shot in slow motion, the video features tour mates DVBBS, Dallas K and Hunter Siegel.
Get "ready for love," because Ayah Marar is coming to the US for her official The Real tour! The UK "Queen of Bass" is the voice behind the Calvin Harris hit, Thinking About You, and recently released her debut album, The Real. Armed with powerful beats, catchy hooks, and pipes that pack a punch, Ayah has set her sights on the states, already premiering on Billboard's Top 50 Dance Charts. Tickets can be found here. See you there!
Jack Beats make sure not to leave out any of their friends in their new "Beatbox" music video, released today through Thump. Who knew the music industry was made up of so professional beatboxers? Of the many people who make an appearance to show off their lip syncing abilities, included are Diplo, Dave Nada, Skrillex, Benga, Annie Mac, Flux Pavilion, and many more. The catchy track is made up of the duo's signature beats and proves to be quite the monster.
"Beatbox" will be released via OWSLA on Jack Beats’ Beatbox EP March 18. The track is also found on the duo’s FABRICLIVE 74 compilation that is to be released on the same day.
In the meantime, happy beatboxing!
As we entered the venue up the initial two flights of stairs, a trio of beautiful, exotic, provocatively dressed girls were urging all to get into the spirit & check their pants, jeans, skirts, leggings--whatever they happened to be wearing to cover up their legs at the door.