We first saw New World Punx opening for Armin van Buuren at their debut arena show: A State Of Trance 600 at Madison Square Garden (listen here). Composed of trance titans Ferry Corsten and Markus Schulz, the duo began collaborating after playing some back-to-back sets at previous shows. When we heard they were on tour, this time as headliners, we leapt at the chance to witness their wizardry once again, this time at the historic (and, unfortunately, soon-to-be-closing) Roseland Ballroom. The show took place this past Saturday, November 23, and featured an incredible four hour set of lush sonic textures, soaring angelic vocals, and hard throbbing beats delivered straight to our eardrums from the power pair.
Markus Schulz doesn’t show any sign of ever slowing down. With Buenos Aires ’13 just released this week and Scream II coming out early next year, the Coldharbour founder couldn’t be any happier. We had a chance to talk to Markus this past weekend while he was in Gainesville, Florida, just a few hours from his home in Miami. Markus chatted about his experience on the Groove Cruise, what it’s like working with Ferry Corsten, and his awesome fans.
The past year has seen trance mainstays Markus Schulz and Ferry Corsten sneakily plot what could be the collaboration of the century. What started as a laugh at a barbecue in Ibiza has grown into an epic reality and an unstoppable force, culminating in the duo's global debut under the moniker New World Punx this past Saturday at Madison Square Garden.
“This has been a particular dream of mine for quite a number of years: the American DJ tour done differently,” says Markus. “Now it’s locked and we’re priming this to be a unique experience…for you, me, all of us! I’m going to be coming round your way this spring with something musically and visually very special indeed. I hope you’re ready!”
Following in the footsteps of many musical legends, Markus Schulz will be stepping aboard his new mobile ‘home-away-from-home’ for 4+ weeks of on-the-road madness! For his biggest ever successive run of US dates, the holder of DJ Times magazine’s 2012/2013 "America’s Best DJ" title is bringing his singular tour vision to your city.
On the live broadcast of A State of Trance episode 583, Armin van Buuren, donning his "New York State of Mind" shirt, announced the first cities that his legendary ASOT 600 celebration would pass through. Trance fans around the world tuned in, hoping that their months of campaigning had paid off; sure enough, after waiting almost a full two hours, Armin announced New York City as one of the coveted six parties, and fans around the Northeast exploded with excitement.It's safe to say Armin has been spoiling the city that never sleeps every week since then. With fans still reveling in the afterglow that was New Year's Eve with the trance king himself, Armin has been teasing us with announcements and tidbits in anticipation of the ASOT Expedition that will make its way around the globe, beginning this Valentine's Day in Madrid. From debuting the tour's anthem, an epic collaboration between Armin and Markus Schulz, to the revealing of Madison Square Garden serving as NYC's venue, Armin has managed to increase the excitement on a weekly basis. Finally, on this week's episode, the last remaining piece of information has been revealed, with Armin announcing the full lineup for the minifestival that will take over Madison Square Garden and beyond. Joining the NYC Trance Family on March 30th, Armin brings a stellar lineup to NYC featuring the likes of Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten, W&W, Alex M.O.R.P.H, and of course, van Buuren himself. With a lineup like this, this party is sure to sell out. Be sure to sign up to receive the pre-sale information here, and be ready for when tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 23. Check out the anthem below, and get pumped - March is just around the corner!
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.
With the insanity of Ultra Fest raging and rollicking throughout the collectively rabid masses, the chaos shall inevitably continue (and expand) with the onset of the weekend! Miami—fully in the throes of musical ecstasy and riotous carnal whims—is gearing up for a weekend of party infamy. It is the inevitable culmination of 10 days of music, debauchery, and the youthful American spirit—a deluge of fiesta!
More than you average, run of the mill weekend; ULTRA weekend is comprised of 21 bashes—featuring the sickest tunes at the most bangin’ spots—in what is truly the most grandiose swan song in Festival history!
Marquee Las Vegas has released their full 20l2 exclusive resident DJ lineup which includes a non-stop list of some of the biggest DJs in the world. This year Marquee brings you Above & Beyond, ATB, Benny Benassi, Chuckie, Dirty South, Erick Morillo, Kaskade, Markus Schulz and Redfoo for weekly sets that are not to be missed. Marquee continues their reign on the electronic music scene as being the worldwide destination for EDM talent. Touted as the “New Ibiza,” by MTV News, their setup includes a 40-foot LED DJ booth, custom visuals, state-of-the-art sound system with 32,000-watt subwoofers, and nightly costumed dancers. 2012 is lining up to be Marquee Las Vegas' best yet. Details below:
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.)
You may not know his name yet, but after listening to the 17 tracks included in his debut album, M(You)sic, you will be hooked on Eco. The New York Native, born Marcello Pacheco, started his journey back in 2007 with popular trance tracks such as Light at the End and Tonight is Forever. Eco’s growing popularity in the EDM-community is certainly well deserved. Gaining the support of internationally recognized DJs such as Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, and Markus Schulz, just to name a few, Eco tracks and remixes have been recognized within the trance and electronic dance community on various top radio shows. Eco productions are so diverse and original in nature, creating his sound based on his inspirations of the moment.