PAUL VAN DYK
Go BIG Productions, , the team responsible for putting together Swedish House Mafia’s notorious Masquerade Motel parties and the newest addition to the festival roster UR1 Festival, has gotten together to bring us Back In Black, Miami’s largest costume dance music party.
For the third annual fest, EDM fans will get to don their dance friendly duds and lash out to some of the top names in the world of electronic music including Dirty South, Paul van Dyk, Funkagenda, The Crystal Method, LA Riots and Electrik Dread. Hosted in a 100,000 square foot tent in Miami’s Midtown, this year’s Back in Black promises to be the largest one yet with even more surprise artists, yet to be named.
Over the past two decades, Paul van Dyk (also known to fans as PvD) has been creating and sharing his music with the world. From multiple artist albums and tons of singles, to having his work appear in movies and video games and touring across the globe, the talented Grammy nominated DJ/producer has done it all. We were lucky enough to catch up with PvD while he was in New York, about his most recent album, latest remix for Linkin Park, and what else is on the horizon for the rest of the year and beyond.
Nicole: How has 2012 Been for you so far?
This summer's biggest festival has finally announced dates, locations, lineup AND put tickets up for sale. Identity Festival is the self proclaimed largest traveling festival in the world, playing 15 cities in about a month this summer. While the lineup is slightly different for each city, there are a few mainstays including Eric Prydz, Wolfgang Gartner, Excision, Madeon, Porter Robinson, Nero (DJ set), Paul Van Dyk, Bingo Players, Showtek, Noisa, Arty, Doctor P and more! There's pretty much no excuse to miss this one, I mean, it'll be everywhere!
Massive Event is not your average event company. Based in New York, Massive Events has been pushing the boundaries in the New York City event promotion and production industry. Over the years Massive Events has thrown parties in a massive way within NYC's finest nightlife hot spots and an ever-changing array of internationally recognized DJs and producers such as Dash Berlin, Paul van Dyk, Cosmic Gate, as well as other sought after electronic dance music artists. What better way then to celebrate 5 years in the business than with the most one of the most massive Black Friday parties New York City has to offer? Joining in on the celebration is an solid line up of trance and progressive artists including Simon Patterson, TyDi, and Roger Shah.
.Great news for all you live music junkies out there! The WMC (Winter Music Conference) has just announced its 2012 dates. The excitement begins on March 16th and lasts until March 25th, 2012 - in Miami Beach, Florida. Have your Cake and Eat It Too: Early birds can register now for $275 (over 40% greater discount than walk up rate) until October 26th, 2011. The Icing: According to the official WMC website, 2012 plans to "further enhance the experience by delivering ten non-stop days of music programming in Miami Beach and Miami. This expansion will wrap the program week with two full weekends of parties and events."
20 years is a long time. Longer than most marriages, cars, nicotine addictions and (nowadays) careers.
20 years ago while most of you were crawling around in your underpants and sucking your thumb, Michael Weiss was busy. Very busy. After finishing Stanford Law school, Michael founded Nervous Records, the independent label that birthed house music luminaries like Danny Krivit, Josh Wink, Louie Vega, Armand Van Helden, David Morales, Roger Sanchez, Paul Van Dyk, and many others. Curiosity and confidence have kept Nervous Records on the cutting edge of the music industry, as they sign ground-breaking artists and help pioneer the evolution of electronica.
You peruse the kiosks, wondering through a maze of collared shirts, handbags and bad lingerie. Suddenly you gaze up in bewilderment. You think you were here once. A long time ago. The DJ booth was right …
Although the reign of super clubs (Twilo, Exit, Tunnel, Palladium) was over long before the Limelight Marketplace opened last year, the mall was the crown on Guiliani's long-waged coup d'état. Face it, the church-cum-nightclub-cum-mall where you used to bounce around in your best leather chaps symbolizes American society’s progress.
With city officials debating issuing liquor licenses to new clubs until only 2 am, it’s safe to say New York City isn’t the party place it used to be. But hey, the value of your 16 x 16 studio has skyrocketed, your dog’s paws are cleaner and it’s almost safe to walk the streets at night (which was why you stayed in the club til 11 am in the first place).
Below is a list of the best clubs for House music:
Don't lie. It hurts to be at work today. It hurts to celebrate your independence, we know.
Particularly if you danced all weekend at Governor's Island for the Dance.Here.Now.
So here's to the weekend party. Grab some of the hair of the dog that bit you. (That never hurts, especially at lunch time.)
If you feel good today, here's to what you missed.
Friday night premiered "the tent," a construction that domed over the concrete, much like a smaller version of last weekend's tent at Vegas's Motor Speedway for Electric Daisy Carnival. The black interior provided the perfect surface for AG's lights to do their magic, flashing and blaring the crowd as though they were in a kaleidoscope. The lights also reflected off a giant, hollow octagon stationed between the DJ and visual screen, creating a unique cage-like effect. And, while very few party-goers wore red, white and blue, there was no shortage of glow-in-the dark orange painted onto hands that pumped 150 beats per minute into the air.
Dance. Here. This Weekend. With the 4th of July and a three day weekend ahead, New Yorkers can enjoy some of the best DJs in the business without sitting in treacherous holiday traffic. The Dance.Here.Now. Festival will be held July 1st-4th on the 172-acre grounds of Governor’s Island. Popular NYC promoters Rob Fernandez and Benny Soto teamed up with the city’s dance music big-wigs such as Pacha New York, Cielo, Massive Event, AG Light and Sound, and Glo Friday to bring their brain-child to life, showcasing various genres of electronic dance music from deep house to uplifting trance at the first ever Dance. Here. Now. Festival.
Six hours. The time it takes to get from the city to Canada. The time it takes your girlfriend to get ready. The time it takes for you to truly experience the legendary Paul Van Dyk.
Next Friday, July 1st, the Dance.Here.Now. Festival on Governor's Island kicks off your holiday weekend with a exclusive six-hour set by the Grammy-award winner. Better abbreviated as PVD, this artist has been at the forefront of electronic music production since the nineties. With dramatic ascensions and sentimental vocals, PVD brings a beautiful playfulness that is best saved for a summer night.