Late last week, some of our favorite celebs stepped out in New York City to celebrate the Season 3 premiere of Master of the Mix, hosted by Smirnoff Vodka and VH1. Master of the Mix, for those of you who don't know, is a VH1 reality show where DJs battle head-to-head to earn the title of Master of the Mix and a $250,000 grand prize. The premiere party took place at the newly reopened Marquee Nightclub in NYC where guests sipped on signature Smirnoff cocktails, including the Vinyl Collection, The Backspin, and more. The party kicked off with an official welcome from the show's host Amanda Seales, followed by a super trailer of the season. Master of the Mix judge DJ Mia Moretti hit the 1s and 2s accompanied by electric violinist Caitlin Moe, followed by DJ Kid Capri, also a judge on the show. Other celebs in attendence at the event were fashion designers Charlotte Ronson and Christian Siriano, as well as Corey Kennedy, Sway Calloway, and others. Check out the party pics below!
The notion that dance music and the DJ revolution is a fad of our generation could just be that. A fad. But at the moment, both are still a thing, a very big thing in fact. From Ibiza to Miami to right here in our beloved city of NYC, the club scene is thriving more than ever and the city that never sleeps is also about to get in on that "super club" bandwagon. The city is about to get an amenable makeover with the word that a few new hot spots will be opening in the year ahead.
One in particular will be the newest venture and parternship of EMM Group's, Eugene Remm, Mark Birnbaum, and Michael Hirtenstein, and RPM Worldwide's Eddie Dean and Rob Fernandez. The powerhouse forces of the hospitality and nightlife company along with the brains behind the infamous Pacha NYC are introducing FINALE, a 6,000 square foot club that will boast a multi-faceted experience by incorporating avant-garde performers, lined top-to-bottom in tufted blue leather to house a state-of-the-art Void Acoustic sound system along with innovative video and lighting.
We know many of you are getting your Independence Day celebration started early, so we've added some additional revelry for Friday through Sunday. It's going to be a wild week in NYC. Enjoy!
MONDAY JUNE 25th
Where: The Darby, 246 West 14th Street.
Ah, Memorial Day Weekend! The fleeting whiff of barbecue, the sounds of playing children, and the swell of sightseers that flock to New York City to celebrate the coming summer! Packed to the brim with events, parties, and festivals, this city is going to be swarming. The temperatures will be high, and the sun will be out, so check out these party suggestions to help observe the holiday weekend.
FRIDAY, MAY 25th
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:
Starting January 14th, Kaskade will play sets all day at Marquee Las Vegas. The renowned reigning #1 DJ will showcase brand new sets at both the day and nightclubs, keeping the party going around the clock.
"After an incredible 2011 at Marquee, in particular the Halloween and New Year's Eve epic sell-out shows, I can't wait to continue the residency in 2012. Having a monthly residency in Vegas gives me the chance to stretch out musically, play longer sets, and share some really unique magical moments with my fans. Vegas has exploded in the last two years, the parties just keep getting bigger and better, the city and Marquee are can't miss destinations for dance music fans,” Kaskade says.
The infamous Sunset Saturdays at Dream Downtown's pool will now be taking place at PH-D Rooftop Lounge. The lounge is located on the 12th floor of the Dream Downtown and has amazing views of the city. The Lounge has hosted numerous celebs such as Solange Knowles, Christina Ricci, and Tyson Beckford and is brought to you from the creators of Tao, Marquee, Lavo, and Avenue. Signature cocktails are pricey, but equally delicious. Similar to The Standard, this venue is selective at the door (read: dress to impressss), but once you weave your way in, it is worth the wait. Don't miss these wild evenings every Saturday from 5:30-10pm. For reservations, e-mail SunsetSats@gmail.com.
This week in NYC is definitely not for the hermits or faint-hearted. Along with parties for every night, midweek the NYC Beauty Sample Sale is mixed in for a chic make-over. Great sounds and causes, with party themes ranging from prom to stargazing, your week is bound to be out of this world. Without further ado- your weekly party guide:
Monday October 10th, 2011
Nicola Conte Jazz Combo and Erica Mou @ Le Poisson Rouge
Head over to Le Poisson Rouge for a fresh, original brand of acid jazz, unique to only DJ Nicola Conte. Hailing from Bari, Italy, Nicola Conte, has become a renowned acid jazz mix master, because of his incredible ability to blend styles like bossa nova, Indian, with samples from 60s Italian film scores, and acid jazz. With new songs and international hits like “Bossa Per Due” (heard recently in Acura commercials), you’ll know you’ll be enveloped in a sea of great music. Also, the talents of Erica Mou are not to be missed tonight, after Nicola Conte’s performance in the booth. Be sure to get your tickets in advance here.