Miami seems to be hotter than a typical summer day this month. As the biggest holiday is now days away, there's no doubt that bubbly will be flowing as revelers countdown to midnight and celebrate into the early morning hours of 2013. If that's not appealing enough, the hottest hotels house some of Miami's most exclusive and A-list nightclubs, who in true MIA fashion, are bringing in top notch DJ talent to shake things up on December 31! Read our round up below and for more information on hot and happening parties visit here.
Interview by Haley Edelson
The unique and funky house duo of Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano laid down a powerful set at this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival in Orlando. We were privileged enough to sit down with them and talk personal taste, humble beginnings, and the key ingredient to get the crowd on their feet.
So let me start off by saying you guys played quite the high energy set this evening and I could definitely see it effect the crowd. What's different about playing shows in the States compared to Europe? The reason why it's a different experience in the United States and Europe, is because the people in the United States are really enthusiastic and have a lot of soul and a lot of passion. It's a cultural thing I guess you could say, while in Europe everyone is able to party and enjoy where ever and when ever they want. So for the DJ to get the energy for the people in the United States is insane because you get so much energy back and in turn you play better.
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Artist Of The Week
“Why you babysitting only 2 or 3 shots, I’m a show you how to turn it up a notch”, says K-Dot in the single “Swimming Pools” off of his HIGHLY anticipated “Good Kid M.A.A.D. City” debut album, which is on iTunes now.
Calvin Harris, the man behind some of the greatest dance tracks to go down in history, has had a monumental year and continues to shine with such ease. The producer's latest work of art, 18 Months, is set to be released in the US on Oct. 29th. The album will include his hit songs "Feel So Close," "Bounce" and his newest collaborations with Ellie Goulding, "I Need Your Love" and "Sweet Nothing" with Florence Welch. Check the preview of songs below and get the album on iTunes.
We are all guilty of having a case of the Monday's every once in a while. When your gearing up for the weekend ahead, it's best to accompany those thoughts with some energetic tunes. This week's playlist is compiled of huge dance tracks (old and new) that will make your week just a little bit better.
1. Ellie Goulding-I Need Your Love (Feat. Calvin Harris): This track is just destined to be a club anthem for the coming year. Harris' mellifluous producing skills shine alongside Gouldings vocals. The release date is set for the US soon!
2. Martin Solveig- The Night Out (Madeon Remix): Anything Madeon touches is just pure music bliss. At such a young age, he has proved to be a bulldozing force in the EDM world and has done it with such ease.
Electric Zoo may think it has the market cornered for Labor Day Weekend festivities, but music mogul Jay-Z has other plans in mind. Last week, the rapper/producer announced his Made in America multi-genre music festival for the same weekend, to take place on the Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. And with a lineup ranging from classic rock to electronic, what other place would be fit to host the festival besides the “City of Brotherly Love.”
The festival's first day of performers consists of Jay-Z, Skrillex, Miike Snow, Calvin Harris, Maybach Music Group (Feat. Rick Ross, Wale and Meek Mill), Passion Pit, Gary Clark Jr., D'Angelo, Dirty Projectors, Janelle Monae, Prince Royce, Michael Woods, Otto Knows and Savoy.
It’s official - EDM is here to stay.
As if the flurry of festivals popping up around the country wasn’t enough to convince you, MTV’s announcement of adding a Best Electronic Dance Music Video category to the VMAs certainly solidifies the dominance of the genre.
The Soundwave Music Festival in Temple, Arizona is back for its third year of electronic music madness, but this time with Calvin Harris as its headliner!
Produced by Disco Donnie Presents and Steve LeVine Entertainment, the festival will take place on Saturday, September 29 at Big Surf Waterpark.
For $35, you can hear Harris spin his anthemic progressive house all night long. The Scottish producer blasted into the scene in 2007 with his debut gold-selling album “I Created Disco.” Since then, he’s topped numerous charts with hits such as “Bounce,” “Feel So Close,” and “Awooga.”
Twenty-year-old remix master Special Features will take the stage this Saturday at Electric Beach, bringing his massively explosive yet pleasingly harmonious tracks to New York City’s EDM audience. The London-producer Eden Anderson has remixed everyone from Calvin Harris to Deadmau5, taking the crown when he won Dada Life’s remix competition with his progressive-pop remix of Happy Violence.
Check out Special Features’ two most recent tracks, an original collaboration with Michael Brun and his Dada Life remix winner.
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.