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Monday
Sep092013

Brooklyn's Electric Warehouse (The Lab) Will No Longer Host Raves

Ten minutes ago the management of Brooklyn's The Electric Warehouse (The Lab) announced online that they will no longer be hosting rave events at the venue. Although the venue is legal unlike those of many raves in Brooklyn, it has remained one of the main entrypoints into the NYC underground for years and we are all sad to see it go.

Full statement:

Due to excessive drugs sales during rave events the electric warehouse will no longer be hosting rave events. We are not happy about this but if we continue to book these events and partygoers continue to try to sell drugs on the premises the police will shut the club down. We have enjoyed hosting these events over the years but we are being put in a untenable position and have no other choice but to stop hosting these events. We thank you ravers for your years of patronage.

By Edward Fancher

Wednesday
Sep042013

This Friday: Solarstone Pres. PURE TRANCE NYC @ Santos Party House

Local promoter Esscala has been killing it with bookings lately, bringing the NYC TranceFamily everyone from Simon Patterson to the just announced Aly & Fila, who will be headlining Santos on October 25th. While past weeks' events have largely been open-to-close sets from some of the best in Progressive, Trance, and Psychedelic, this Friday marks the landing of Solarstone's Pure Trance event in the North East. After the brand's landmark premiere at this year's Winter Music Conference in Miami, Pure Trance has shuddered the shores of Holland with a similar lineup at this summer's Luminosity festival. Headlining Friday night's celebration is none other than Solarstone, who has been inseperable with the uplifting Trance sound since its haydays in the mid-nineties. Along for the ride is an Italian talent everyone's had on their radar this past year: Giuseppe Ottaviani.

Picking up the piano at the age of four and working in the realms of electronic since 1995, this prodigy has musical brilliance embedded in his spirit and his rift-driven, but always driving sets. With Esscala hosting his last NYC appearance in December at Pachita to rave reviews, we're sure the same will hold true for this weekend. Last up on the roster is Finland's Orkidea, who's worked on countless remixes for all the superstar DJs and held the title as one of Scandinavia's finest DJs for over a decade. I assure you Santos on Esscala nights has one of the best vibes in the city, so whether you're a repeat offender or a newcomer you're sure to be welcomed with open arms at one of Manhattan's most intimate and nourishing club events. Check our twitter and RT the announcement for a chance to win a pair of tickets, and see you there!

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By Edward Fancher

Monday
Aug262013

Electric Zoo Friday Preview: Cyril Hahn @ Sunday School Grove

Since the first Zoo in 2009, the north side of Randall's Island park has remained cordoned off into its own little section of heady underground audio paradise. But despite the welcomed expansion of the festival over subsequent years, the stage still holds onto its notoriety as one of the premiere East Coast venues for al fresco Tech and Deep House listening. Vancouver-based Cyril Hahn will be ushering in the fifth anniversary Grove celebrations early on Friday afternoon. The Swiss-born artist first found renown for his atmospheric House sound just over a year ago for his remixes of Destiny's Child and Mariah Carey, which netted support across the British airwaves with the help of everyone from Diplo to Annie Mac.

The prestige that followed after just three years within the realms of electronic served indispensable as a stepping stone towards a respected career as a fusion-centered solo producer, which came in the form of a recent record deal with PMR records (home to the Disclosure brothers) for this coming fall. As a DJ, Hahn's sound is equally synthesized, self-described as "a weird mix of different influences and phases in my life. The noise from my hardcore/punk phase when I was a teenager, the drones and excessive use of reverb from my post-rock/ambient phase and my more recent liking towards R&B."

Cyril's style shows an affinity for delicately binding stirringly deep R&B vocal lines and floating piano sections, a huge contrast to the darker Tech sound that will have the Grove fogged each night as dusk comes over the East River. If there's a crowd that's ready marinate in funky Electro pop and Deep House, it's the people of the Sunday School Grove. See you there early at 1:50 PM!

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By Anne Chang

Follow me on Twitter: @Ann3c5

Friday
Aug092013

Tonight in NYC: Simon Patterson @ Santos Party House

When the clock strikes eleven tonight the New York TranceFamily embarks on a journey down the rabbit hole with an open-to-close set hosted by Esscala from one of my favorite DJs, Simon Patterson. Psychedelic and driving, "Psymon's" sets are expeditions through the swift and dark soundtrack of the night, constrasting between Progressive House and Trance but never afraid to be of their own invention. The sweet tension between various facets of sound are the defining characteristic of Simon's mixes, surely something I'm more than willing to get lost in for five hours. This is a big weekend for dance music in New York City, but this is the show you don't want to miss at one of my favorite venues, the intimate and always loud Santos Party House. Grab your presales before they close, the first tier of tickets is already sold out so you know this is going to be a big night!

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By Edward Fancher

Thursday
Aug082013

Blank Code With Drumcell, Project 313, & More @ Sullivan Room NYC

Heading the party this Saturday for Erratic event's third Sullivan Room takeover is Detroit's own Project 313. The duo has been engaged with event promotion since the 90s, most notably hosting the "Substance" and "Scene" afterparties for DEMF since the establishment of the Blank Code platform on '07. As a label, Blank Code is still young with only 5 EPs released since last summer, building itself around what 313 detail as "a stomping, stripped­-down beat surrounded by drifting noise, perfectly matching the hard­-and-­steady style of their live sets in Detroit." Next up on the roster is a man who needs no introduction, the reason I'll be in attendance: Drumcell. With his much anticipated 12-track debut album coming out at the end of the month on CLR, this will be a long awaited performance. In a league of his own when it comes to sound production, innovation, and hardware setup, the LA jockey and sound engineer shook the entire underground stage at DEMF this year pulling me in for a hefty ride that had me hooked. Be sure to come early to catch one of Techno's most talked about talents, Luis Flores, and for those half-off drinks between 10 and 11!

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Tracklist

Raudive - Shiver - Nothing EP
Phase - Binary Opposition - Binary Opposition EP
Operator - Finding The Way
Hans Bouffmyhre - Remain Silent
Developer + Bass Mooy Remix 2 ?
Truncate - Diffraction (Jonas Kopp Remix)
The Plant Worker - Unknown Track
Jack Mackrel - Brown Sheet - Slide Rule EP

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