Governors Beach Club at Governors Island has provided an impeccable backdrop for Made Event’s musical offerings this summer. The beach-side venue has played host to every DJ imaginable, from June’s Benny Bennassi and Laidback Luke, to July’s Dash Berlin and Alesso. And when we reached August, the musical madness continued with Gareth Emery and his band of trance support taking the stage this past Saturday.
The trance genre is all about peace, love and positive vibes, and there was plenty of it to go around on Saturday. Openers Ben Gold, Blake Jarrell, Jermone Isma-Ae and Zack Roth all played superb warm-up sets, each with their own twist on the “trouse” sound.
Article by Lilly Kofler
Gareth Emery along with Made Event and a supporting lineup consisting of Ben Gold, Blake Jarrell, Jerome Isma-ae and Zack Roth will be tearing up Governors Beach Club on Governors Island this Saturday, August 4, 2012. The 18+ event starts at 4 p.m. and will be thumping till midnight in the 4-story tented venue featuring to-die-for views of NYC along with open walls, an open air beach, VIP areas, a state of the art sound and light system, and over 100 feet of bar space. Emery recently sold out shows in both Manchester and Miami, and is ready to take on the Big Apple fresh off his hit single “Concrete Angel” which has over six million YouTube views and counting. His previous hit "The Saga" was another festie fave and top Beatport track. He remains one of DJMag's Top 100 DJs Poll with his compilation ‘The Sound Of Garuda" making him a permanent fixture on the EDM scene. This is one show EDM lovers will not want to miss!
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.
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.
Summer in New York is synonymous with rooftop day-drinking, weekend getaways in the Hamptons, and the best musical offerings of the year. This summer, Beach Club at Governors Island is the only place to be, with its dominant roster of electronic music acts. Last Saturday’s Benny Benassi & Friends show kicked off the indoor-outdoor venue’s unbelievable summer EDM series, and it’ll just keep getting better.
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Anticipation has a funny way of heightening an event: both through its capacity to incite a slow-building crescendo of fervor, and in its ability to massively inflate one’s expectations. In the case of Ultra Fest, the hype is certainly warranted—as this monumentally epic musical endeavor deserves an equally salacious array of festivities. It’s a natural compliment—the proverbial jelly to the fest's peanut butter—and for those whose musical and carnal appetites remain unsatiated, there is a cornucopia of bashes (both musical and decadent) that correspond with the inaugural day of Ultra Fest.
After discovering house music in 2010, I dabbled in the different sects of electronica and found myself in love. In March of 2011, I made my official crossover from rap-enthusiast to househead when I attended Ultra Music Festival. Nearly a year later, I cannot wait to return to my stomping grounds and once again bask in the harmonious music and beating sunshine.
Last year’s festival was an incredible experience, but as a newbie, I had a lot to learn. The low-point of my weekend was when my ticket was ripped off of the lanyard strewn around my neck by a drunken fool. The maniac grabbed the ticket that was hanging above my chest, and ran. Luckily, my mother had always instilled within me the importance of self-defense, so I lunged at the crazy kid who attempted to steal the $275 ticket and returned the item to its rightful owner... me.
First, partying was limited to dark corners, late nights and always carried the possibility of attracting someone who in the light resembled a pigeon.
Then, some genious invented the dayclub, that glorious, possibly-pool side venue that gives instant gratification in the form of frozen drinks, bikinis, and somewhat clearer vision.
And, you don't have to stay up past your bedtime.
This Labor Day weekend, Marquee Nightclub and Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas are ending your summer with a line-up well worth all your hard work this year. From the youngster Avicii who's soaring piano rifts are dominating the trance scene to Chuckie's dirty hip-house sound, you can be sure to get in all your musical prowess for the weekend. And the best part? A free party with Benny Benassi, Gareth Emery and Porter Robinson on Monday, September 5th. That's right, free. (Get there early.)