Pacha New York has become a staple venue for renowned DJs to spin for the night. From DJs like Avicii to Laidback Luke, Paul Oakenfold to Mat Zo, nothing says you've made it as a world class DJ quite like getting to feel the enigmatic New York City club vibe from the dance floors of Pacha. Celebrating their 8 year mark in the New York City nightlife scene is nothing short of a momentous step for Pacha New York's co-owner and President, Eddie Dean.
We snagged an exclusive interview with the nightclub honcho, and he shared what it's like to be behind the successful Pacha name, and his grattitude for the fans who have kept Pacha NYC running for so long.
Any New York City club venue that lasts for 8 years and is still going strong calls for a celebration. The dance floors of Pacha nightclubs worldwide are famous for bringing all the hottest DJs to spin for the night and now Pacha New York is celebrating their 8 year mark by featuring a December line up that is so packed with renowned DJs, you need to check out this repertoire.
It's hard to gage what goes down on your typical Thursday night in Miami, unless you've experienced it for yourself. The town is constantly buzzing with action on any given night and as you coast closer to the weekend things just seem to get more and more lively. Find yourself along the strip of nightlife that is Miami Beach and you're in a whole other world of opulent late night treasures. Catering to the eloquently dressed crowds of Miami Beach's LIV Nightclub on Thursday 21 was London-based DJ and producer Mat Zo for his current Damage Control Tour, in support of the release of his debut album Damage Control, along with an opening performance by Anjunabeats label-mates Norin & Rad.
This past weekend, Florida hosted the Damage Control Tour as it hit Miami, Gainesville, and Tampa. Mat Zo, along with support from Norin & Rad, delivered quite a performance, and were lucky enough to witness their takeover in Gainesville, home of the University of Florida Gators. Proving that they can handle any college crowd, the three held nothing back as they took control of Simon’s Nightclub, which has also seen recent performances from Bro Safari, David Avila, Hook N Sling, and Sound Remedy.
Mat Zo's current Damage Control World Tour will make its way down to Florida this week along his string of 24 U.S. tour dates, taking the stage at LIV Nightclub on Thursday November 21 with an opening performance by Anjunabeats label-mates Norin & Rad. In support of his debut artist album release Damage Control, released November 5 via Astralwerks (U.S.) and Anjunabeats (UK), his current world headlining tour will bring his highly anticipated big room dance sound to one of Miami Beach's most extravagant nightclubs and devoted EDM dance crowds.
Rated #8 on Beatport’s list of “Top 10 Best Soundsystems in America," Mansion Nightclub on South Beach is the hottest place to be this Miami Music Week. A year after a top-to-bottom renovation, which added multimillion-dollar lighting and a 100,000 watts of power Funktion One sound system, the new and improved Mansion is ready to impress fans with its stellar lineup. Here’s Joonbug’s picks for the club’s top three events.
Loving You Is Easy Miami with Porter Robinson and Mat Zo: Friday, March 15 (11 PM - 5 AM)
It's hard to believe that it's been one whole year since the debut of the Electric Beach series at Santos Party House. Recent headliners include the EC Twins, Tim Mason and this week celebrate with London based DJ, Mat Zo. This young producer is soaring with his no limits style and continues to thrive in a mix of different genres.
An impeccable choice, Mat Zo has become a leading artist in both the trance and drum & bass genres. He has even topped the Beatport charts in both genres at the same time. In the last 12 months alone, his tracks like “Bipolar”, “Superman,” and “Frequency Flyer” dominate the Beatport charts. Similarly, his French-house influenced remix of Above & Beyond’s “Thing Called Love” has found its way into the sets of A-Trak, Afrojack, Porter Robinson, Steve Aoki and Roger Sanchez.
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.
The UK could brag about their most popular DJ trio Above & Beyond all day. Between their critically-acclaimed “Group Therapy” album and the nearly sold-out world-wide tour that followed, Above & Beyond is at a high point with no intent of coming down.
“Group Therapy” was named the biggest artist album of the year by Mixmag, touting Billboard hits like “Sun & Moon” and “Thing Called Love” - as well as their forthcoming single "Love Is Not Enough." The Group Therapy show will center around the complexly layered and utterly divine album, with a story-telling set-list following the album’s tumultuous tales of life, love and death. “Group Therapy” has managed to combine electronica, trance 2.0, traditional house and even modern-progressive beats into one incredibly deep rising album.