It’s March in Miami, and that can only mean one thing—the pool parties are hot, the people are even hotter, and the music is on fire. Welcome to the land of tropical paradise, where lavish piscinas play host to the biggest DJs on the planet as Miami Music Week and Miami pool party season collide for a symphonious Molotov cocktail you can’t help but gulp down.
So start perfecting your belly flop form, lather on the tanning oil, and bust out last year’s itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka-dot bikini because it’s time to bask in South Florida’s sunshine to the tunes of your favorite turntablists.
You've been able to tour through many countries and play to a variety of crowds. What's one of your favorite aspects of being able to play in different continents across the world?In Europe, you get to play in legendary places like Ibiza. Everybody knows Ibiza. It's always a party. In Asia the people go wild! America it's hard to say because there are so many great places, but the good thing is they are all into dutch house music which is what I am into. Vegas....LA everywhere you go the people party like it's their last night on earth. Traveling in so many environments must give you a chance to experience very different groups of people. Is there anything that you've noticed that sets the audiences apart from one another? It's the best feeling in the world when any crowd knows your songs. Traveling and sleeping in hotels does get exhausting but seeing each crowd enjoy your music gives you goose bumps. Do shows ever tend to get repetitive for you or is each one a clean slate? No no no no no! The funny thing is everyone plays with the same setup. The stage, the four CD players but you never know what to expect from the people which makes it really interesting. To play every time a new set and surprise people with new stuff, it really allows you to be creative. As being someone in the crowd I always wonder how the DJ is going to switch up their set and songs to keep me guessing. Yes, It's all about the surprise! I can play my old tracks twenty times but if I introduce it to the crowd in a different way it really changes the feeling the song brings. If you know how the songs coming it's not interesting anymore, for me that's what it's all about. I know there are a lot of DJ's and producers involved in the Dutch House scene, are there any particularly that influence you. Well years ago, I got to play with Laidback Luke and after my set he came up to me and said, "Listen you're really talented can I help you with something, let's hook up to play together" So he really inspired me for a long time and after that me and him were friends. So we started off together playing. Later on, I got to meet Tiesto and he also put me down so right now it's all moving pretty fast. It's really amazing. Having the opportunity to work with DJs like Laidback Luke and Tiesto sounds unbelievable. Is there anyone else you'd really like to see yourself collaborate with in the future? Actually, recently I've been telling everyone that there is a vocalist I'd really love to work with. Her name is Sia from David Guetta's Titanium. I love her voice, and it's the best song because you never get tired of her vocals. Her voice is amazing. A lot of these vocalists never get the attention they deserve on some of these tracks! I agree that's why if given the opportunity I'd really like to work with her. Would you say you have any pre-show rituals going into each of your performances or something specific you do before shows? No, I never really doing anything like that, but every night is different for me really. Sometimes you're walking into small clubs, sometimes they are huge clubs, and sometimes they're festivals. Since each show is different you can't ever play a prerecorded set you have to switch it up. I always try to work in a creative way, I feel out the vibe of the people, where we are, what kind of place I'm in, and the time of the day also. It makes it more exciting not just for me, but for the audience as well for me to not just "push play". The audience definitely enjoyed it tonight. Is there anything in particular that assures you that you've made the fans enjoy the show and your music? When I go to a new place, and see the new fans. Like Orlando, It's totally new for me here. I always watch my twitter, I always try to reply everyone, so when I see a lot of people are really traveling hours to come to the show and hear my set and it makes me more excited than ever. I really have to work and show the fans a good time to make it worth the distances they traveled to hear and feel the music. WebRep currentVote noRating noWeight
Article by Haley Edelson
Ask anyone, from the die-hard fans of the electronic revolution to the fresh faces floating across the grassy dance floors, and they’ll all agree that Insomniac's Electric Daisy Carnival excels at bringing unconventional excitement to fans around the globe. EDC uniquely combines childhood carnival-ride favorites with some of the world's most sought after DJ's/producers to create a festival experience quite unlike any other.
Bass-dropping producer and DJ extraordinaire Afrojack made an exciting announcement last night: 15 tour dates have been added to his summer “Jacked” tour!
Afrojack is taking his talents to the electronic music hubs of America, making stops in Miami, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles amongst others.
We're a bit surprised by Afrojack’s choice of adding another New York date, after closing Electric Daisy Carnival last weekend AND playing the afterparty at Pacha. But I suppose the Grammy-winning producer was just craving more of Pacha’s bottle-popping madness, which would explain why he will return to his stomping grounds for another dance-floor rattling performance June 28.
Although Rob Fernandez may not yet be a household name, it's almost guaranteed that every DJ, producer, club owner, and club goer in New York City does. For the past two decades, Fernandez has been working his way up the nightlife networking ladder to become one of the biggest nightlife industry professionals in the city, helping to bring dance music to new levels with every event he touches. Rob Promotions, his company, is synonymous with NYC dance music mecca Pacha NYC, Dance.Here.Now and Asseteria. Not only does Rob have his fingers in most NYC noteworthy events, but most weekly parties including consistent impressive line-ups at Dance.Here.Now Thursday's hosted at Meatpacking District venue Cielo Club.
As the night of the third installment of Pacha NYC's 6 Year Anniversary Party approached, there was no denying there was a celebration amidst the venue that was overflowing with dance music lovers raising their glasses and singing along. Saturday's line up was impressive to say the least featuring mega DJs such as Martin Solveig, Hardwell, R3hab, Quintino, and Adrian Lux that kept club-goers pulsating on the dance floor well into Sunday morning. Swedish DJ Adrian Lux, most commonly known for his track Teenage Crime played an uplifting tech house set mixing in funky beats with vocal anthems. Closing off his set with a bleepy-house remix of David Guetta & Usher's Without You, Lux set the standards high for other DJs early in the night, with an amazing set by Hardwell to follow. After his set Adrian came back to Pacha's green room to chit chat with us about plans for his debut album as well as a new single to be released soon!
Tiësto premiered the track late last month at Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, and now it's sliding its way into the sets of Laidback Luke and others huge artists.
"Epic" is just that-- an impressive track that builds up to a dazzling melodic chord progression, then breaks into a hard kick-drum beat. It's a classic house sound mixed with today's modern progressive bit. Click here to stream the whole track.