Following a New Years Day appearance that left New Yorkers stunned, Cadenza's leader and jet setting superstar Luciano is set to make his triumphant return to the Big Apple. Changing up the scenery from a warehouse in Brooklyn to the esteemed black tie hotbed better known as Cipriani 42nd Street, Luciano offers New Yorkers a chance to replace football Sundays with an early evening soiree that will be filled with tropical sounds typically found on the White Isle.
For those of you that think that Cipriani will be letting in anyone due to the event's magnitude, don't kid yourself. Heed warning club goers, entry will be granted at the doorman's discretion which means dress to seriously impress.
Just when we thought festival season was coming to an end, we now have a reassuring hope to gear up for our beloved music fests. Summer 2012 marked an insane schedule of worldwide music and art festivals and we never wanted it to end. But now (while some of us are enduring the winter season) we have The BPM Festival in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico as an excuse to plan a little getaway.
In it's sixth year, the BPM Festival is set to take place from Jan. 3-14, a totally necessary ten days of music madness. The fest will feature day and night showcases and will be a global gathering of highly sought after DJs and producers. The Phase 1 of the festival will include Carl Cox, Sasha, Nicole Moudaber, Luciano, Marco Carola, John Digweed and many, many more.
We’ve heard quite a few announcements of genre-crossing festival’s lately, with Jay-Z’s Made in America and the ever-evolving Lollapalooza. And while I’m definitely a fan of shaking up a festival lineup with a hip-hop artist or two, never in my wildest dreams would I pair EDM with classic rock - a move BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong has boldly made with his “Rocktronic Ibiza123” festival.
Held July 1-3 (as per the name) in the EDM capital of the world, the festival will blend together a band of unlikely couples; picture Elton John with Axwell, Lenny Kravitz with David Guetta, and Sting with Tiesto. Other acts include Basement Jaxx, Tinie Tempah, Pnau, Luciano and Labrinth. Ticket and price information have yet to be released.
Luciano, I mean, Lucien-n-Luciano, errr, maybe Lucien Nicolet? Let's stick with Luciano. Naming debate behind us, this nominally confused producer sure knows his stuff. Swiss born, but Chilean bred, Luciano started djing in the mid '90s in the then quite underground South American electronic scene. Alongside the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano began exploring the genre of microhouse, also known as minimal house, an electronic genre stemming form minimal techno and glitch, while incorporating a lot of house's funkiness and melody.
Another day, another rager in Miami! As Thursday is the eve of the Ultra Fest, there is an absolute abundance of bacchanal opportunities. With a plethora of huge musical acts at the most poppin’ spots, the festivities shall be flourishing ‘till the break of dawn. Get an early start on the impending musical maelstrom—rage hard and often!
Here’s the low down on all the madness descending on the eve of the ‘fest!
Chuckie & Friends Presents Dirty Dutch at Amnesia
It’s started. Your favorite house DJ who’s spun tribal, techy beats since your first fake ID has adopted the abrasive beat that sounds much like your first car-- broken and sputtering. The electro invasion has arrived.
And you had enough this past weekend to make your pet robot cringe under the bed. Below is a list of the five hottest new house songs, sans “electro”:
1. Paco Osuna’s “What That”
The newest release off Plus 8 Records (owned by Richie Hawtin), “What That” delivers an appropriately devilish track, given the grammatically incorrect title. Every time you hear a kid slurring, “What dat is?!,” think of Osuna’s repeating vocal, “there was a filthy child... I lit the whole thing up and watched it burn.” What, in today’s recession, isn’t incorrect grammar deserving of immolation?
LIV will be celebrating the tail end of Winter Music Conference on Saturday, March 12. Cadenza Records presents Luciano along with Reboot. Wrap up the WMC festivities one of the best ways possible with hosts Michael Capponi and Michael Martin from 11 p.m.-5 a.m. Table reservations are highly recommended for Miami Beach’s most acclaimed LIV night club.
LIV at Fontainebleau Hotel
4441 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
For table reservations contact MIAMI@JOONBUG.COM