Named Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010 by Axwell and Rising Star 2010 by Beatport, Thomas Gold exploded onto the scene last year with impeccable production and the mixing skills of a seasoned veteran. The German producer’s wildly successful career has produced multiple chart-topping tracks that can be heard every night in clubs around the world. Incorporating bassy drumrolls with anthemic vocals and progressive beats, Thomas Gold has created a unique signature sound that sets him worlds apart from the rest of the over-saturated EDM market.
We had a chance to chat with him before his show in Tallahassee, Florida last week about his meteoric rise to fame, his remixing techniques, and how it felt to be chosen as this summer’s face of the Axtone label.
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.
Street vendors are to New York City as a Cabernet Sauvignon is to a Filet Mignon. They help to provide a beautiful balance of flavor in an already rich and palatable land. Reliable and convenient, they provide countless cups of morning coffee for people on their way to work and late night snacks for those partygoers who worked up an appetite. This September 15th we celebrate their presence and honor the best in the city at the 2012 NYC Vendy Awards.
The Vendys are both a food showcase and cook-off between the city’s most reputable street vendors. There are a list of awards that the vendors will be competing for and patrons get to enjoy all the food their bellies can stand, in addition to wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverage options. A percentage of the proceeds from ticket purchases go to Street Vendor Project, a non-for-profit organization dedicated to the rights of vendors.
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.
So the water surrounding New York City is probably not the cleanest on Earth… we know. However, as a water town, we often enjoy peering down at the harbor, yet we never really get the chance to visit up close and personal… until now.
On July 14th, The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance City of Water Day will provide families the opportunity to spend the day down at the New York – New Jersey harbor. Festivities will occur at both Governor’s Island and Liberty State Park, and a complimentary ferry will take guests back and forth continuously.
Set to the backdrop of the picturesque New York City skyline, Governors Beach Club at Governors Island played host to Laidback Luke’s epic “Super You & Me” concert this past Saturday - inviting a slew of house-loving, crazy-clothed fans to invade the island for eight hours of non-stop madness.
Presented by Made Event (think Electric Zoo), “Super You & Me” offered the killer lineup of headliner Laidback Luke with openers Datsik, Tommy Trash, Oliver Twizt and PeaceTreaty. Luke and his trusty band of sidekicks tore the stage apart as fans kicked around the sandy ground and cheered loudly for the guys to save the day.
EL-P + Despot
When: Monday, May 21st.
Where:Santos Party House
Come out and see Brooklyn’s own El-P who, although hasn’t released a rap album since 2007, has been hella busy with Das Racist and his own Definitive Jux Label. His new album, Cancer 4 Cure will come out this month, so come get a little taste.
May is looking good for all of you NYC concert goers out there. Not only are some big names coming through (M83, Norah Jones, Jack White), but a ton of awesome smaller bands. The end of May also marks THE BEGINNING OF SUMMERSTAGE, which should prove inspiration enough to get through this month at work. So, take a look at the list, pick some shows and start your summer off right! If we forgot anything, leave a comment and we'll put it up!
Japanther/Ritz Riot @ 929 XPO
Teen Daze/Supreme Cuts @ Glasslands
Active Child/Balam Acab @ Mercury Lounge
Benny Benassi, Italian DJ/producer of legend, penned what must be the most recognizable dance track of the past ten years. Don't believe me? Here:
See? Anyway, y'all probably knew that already. Since then, Benassi has been hard at work, delivering club anthems for more than a decade. Winning a Grammy for his remix of Public Enemy's "Bring The Noise," Benassi has enjoyed critical success as well as the utter and unflinching devotion of his fans. He is constantly touring the world, playing the biggest festivals and most popular clubs in cities from NY to Milan, Tokyo to Moscow.
The contenders dished out their food truck best, and scores from audience and celebrity judges (Gayle King and Colin Quinn to name a few) were tallied. And the Vendy Goes to....
Dessert: Wolly's Shaved Ice
NJ: Taco Truck
Rookie: Korilla BBQ
Maker's Mark: Cinnamon Snail
People's Choice: Souvlaki GR
Vendy Cup: Solber Pupusas
Agreed on Korilla BBQ, with their amazingly seasoned "Eye of the Tiger" ribeye taco (best taco in the lot) and Cinnamon Snail, which in my book, made the best use of bourbon (aside from the VIP tent punch concotion) with their pillowy creme brulee bourbon doughnut. Other personal favorites were La Newyokina's inventively flavored ice pops like the rich "cafe con leche" and their sweet, salty, and spicy pineapple-jalapeno with chilli salt! Very honorable mentions go to Comme Ci Comme Ca's meditterranean cous cous bowls with your meat of choice (I choose the lamb sausage), and Jersey's Two Pitas in a Pod's elaborate tasting platter that included fluflly quinoa and the best falafel in the field.