Benny Benassi is one of the music industry's most loved and accomplished producers that has been making nothing but hits and anthems for decades of house music fans. With so many producers and DJs popping up left and right, it is sometimes hard to distinguish one beat from another. With Benassi, there is never any confusion, because when you hear one of his beats you know right away that he has put his golden touch on that track.
As Fashion Week continues in New York, we asked a few electronic dance music artists questions about who their favorite designers are, or in what ways they would describe their fashion sense. We learned a few things in the process, mostly that these DJ's don't really have fashion on their radar. However, and in honor of the "holiday," we figured we'd share with you what your favorite artists had to say...
We read in a past interview you really like shopping. Have you kept up with NY Fashion Week at all in the past?
Jochen Miller: Sorry, I haven't! I do love shopping and fashion, but I don't follow up on each trend, so I hardly ever watch fashion-shows. It's a shame I'm not still in town for Fashion Week though, as I can imagine the city must be sizzling then, I'm sure I would have loved the atmosphere!
If we were to make a list, Benny Benassi would be at the top of our "Most Legendary DJ's" roster. He's been around for years, and most of the world has heard of him thanks to his golden track, "Satisfaction." After playing a phenomenal set at Electric Zoo and another one that same night at Roseland Ballroom, we have unlimited amounts of respect for the man. Benny took some time out of his insanely busy schedule to tell us a little about his new radio show, the music scene in Italy, and a new album he is currently working on with Alle! Listen to his set from Ezoo below.
In the last year, the Dayglow paint party concept has grown from a staple student party to the international phenomenon we now know as Life in Color. Since its humble inception in 2006 at colleges around Florida, Life in Color has experienced exponential market dominance as the paint party took its talents to global metropolises such as Cancun, Melbourne and London. But the folks at host company Committee Entertainment will never forget their roots, as evidenced by Life in Color’s triumphant return to its hometown of Miami last Friday.
A weekend in Las Vegas always promises nights of bottle-popping debauchery and mischief, but when New Years Eve comes around, this playground for adults takes its musical madness to a whole new level. Party amongst the biggest DJs in the world, Hollywood stars, and Hip Hop's hottest artists around America's playground, Sin City! Check out our picks below and for more hot parties visit here.
Marquee Nightclub New Year’s Eve Weekend
Last month, we told our readers about the EDM revolution starting to take place thanks to music mogul Robert Sillerman and his big-picture thinking. The astute businessman, who made his millions by merging regional concert promoters to create Live Nation, has taken his talents to the electronic music realm and is
using the same successful model. His early August acquisition of “Life in Color” (formerly known as Dayglow) has helped steer the world’s largest paint party into the fast lane towards an incredibly bright future.
Once a standard college soiree with basic paint splatters and decent musical talent put on by Committee Entertainment, Dayglow served its purpose of entertaining attendees for a night of color-splashing on the dance-floor. But six years later and a new monkier, the event has grown into a world-wide phenomenon that attracts more than 500,000 people per year. With the most sought after DJs in the industry behind the decks and intensely high theatrical production, Life in Color has transformed into a highly in demand electronic event and, with the help of Sillerman, will only continue to flourish.
Review by: Ian Micallef
Governor’s Island, a short ferry ride off the tip of New York City, has only recently turned into one of the biggest EDM hotspots of the Northeast. This summer’s lineup has dramatically increased and improved upon last year's. There were bigger names, a stronger setup, and even more shows. Governor's Island has already seen such stars as Benny Benassi, Laidback Luke, Dash Berlin, and Alesso this summer. Additionally, Thomas Gold and Gareth Emrey will be also be headed to the once abandoned island in the coming months.
Robbie Rivera needs no introduction. With more than 25 years of electronic production and an extensive roster of hits in his arsenal, the Puerto Rican DJ has won the adoration of fans across the globe. Fusing Latin underbellies with old school beats, Rivera has cultivated a uniquely powerful sound that melts hearts and explodes dance floors.
The Miami-based producer is known for his iconic, all-day concert “Juicy Beach” that takes place annually at Nikki Beach. This July, Rivera will take his notorious party to Governors Island with “Juicy New York,” bringing South Beach’s sunshine, wild vibe all the way to the big apple. Rivera will be joined on stage by openers EDX, Manuel De La Mare, Paige, Stefano Noferini and Sultan + Ned Shepard.
The world’s largest paint party is back and better than ever! Dayglow will return to the big apple July 15 for another night of glow-in-the-dark musical mayhem.
After Benny Benassi and Alesso tore the stage apart at Pier 94 on New Years Day, Dayglow has built a strong following of New York fans who are sure to rage until the sun comes up for this summer session.
This time, Brooklyn will welcome in the painted partiers to the BK Festival Grounds on Stillwell Avenue. Dayglow hasn’t announced its headliners yet, but Chuckie has been tweeting a few hints about the show - “Dayglow party in NYC?! Count me in…” With or without the dirty dutch DJ, Committee Entertainment is sure to bring out a star-studded lineup for this always stellar concert.
Ten miles of darkness and 2000 cars separated us from the festival we had only dreamt about. As we stared forward, excited and anxious, there was a faint flicker towards the sky and then the familiar explosion of fireworks in the distance. A roar ripped through the desert from the cars around us. Indian chiefs and their topless girlfriends yelled and cheered out their windows, as packs of neon spattered fur boots ran by on foot. This was the scene I had heard so much about. The one that would save dance music events
Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival has consistently been remarked as the premier Electronic Music festival in the country. With steady competition from Ultra Music Festival , and the multitude of other events that have developed in the past few years, claiming that title is quite a feat. Insomniac’s founder, Pasquale Rotella, has rose through the ranks of California promoters to a point of utmost success. He has absolutely earned his stripes, with the immense scale of his events and consequences this sometimes brings. The risk involved with such massive gatherings as these has made it necessary for Pasquale to impose a new standard for safety at these events, both at the gates and in the festival. In both appearance and functionality, EDC proved to be nothing less than the world-class event that was beckoned for.