Saturday, May 19 was probably the craziest day of one of the year’s craziest music festivals, the Electric Daisy Carnival, held at the Metlife Stadium in New York. There was more glitter and face paint than a seven-year-old’s birthday party and with all the neon cutoffs and shades, the scene could have passed for a circa 1992 episode of Saved by the Bell—the crowd was pretty young but there was the occasional Mr. Belding feeling the beats.
The biggest names in electronic, house, progressive, techno, and dubstep music from across the globe were gathered here for one heart-pounding and sweat-dripping weekend. This was a dance music lover’s dream and one might argue that Saturday had the best lineup of artists.
When it comes to worldwide DJ rankings, DJ Mag’s "Top 100 DJs" list is king. The be all end all of the electronic music industry, the list is voted on by the public and published once a year in November. And if you didn’t make the cut, you’re simply not relevant this year.
While the wide-ranging list encompasses DJs from all sects of the EDM world, it fails to include one thing - women. Not one female DJ made the list this year. In fact, Claudia Cazacu is the only women to make the list since 2007, earning her spot as number 93. In a scene that’s fairly equi-gender when it comes to the fan base, I really have to wonder, what gives? Where are the female DJs?
Can you believe Cielo has been around for 9 years? Now that's something to celebrate. Espcially in the fickle nightlife industry! As one of the original clubs before the Meatpacking District was cool, it has held its own for nearly a decade in what is now NYC's trendiest party neighborhood. The club is known for having two of the longest running weekly parties in the U.S. featuring some of the biggest DJs in the world. Just in the past year, they've hosted star DJs such James Zabiela, Chris Liebing, Ben Watt, Roger Sanchez, Mark Knight and Nick Warren.
Co-owner and resident DJ Nicolas Matar credits Cielo's success to great DJs and quality service. "Cielo has been a labor of love from the very beginning for all those involved. Everything we do is for the love of dance music - from the sound, hospitality, lighting, and quality of music, all are designed to provide a superior night of clubbing." said Matar.
The celebration will feature Cassy along with Cielo residents Nicolas Matar and Willie Graff on Saturday, January 28th.
$20 Tickets available at www.residentadvisor.net