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Wednesday
Aug072013

Justice Headlining Ed Banger 10th Anniversary at Hammerstein Ballroom

The former manager of Daft Punk Pedro Winter has a lot to celebrate. As the brains behind the likes of larger-than-life acts like Justice, Breakbot, SebastiAn, Mr. Oizo, and his own alter-ego Busy P, over the years Pedro has turned Ed Banger's persona into a culture not just a record label. Along with the producers of Saturday's biggest club night Brite Nites, Webster Hall and Area Event, Ed Banger is on a collision course with one of our favorite venues, Hammerstein Ballroom for a Saturday night celebration ten years in the making. The lineup includes a DJ set by Justice, a megamix by Busy P himself, and a live performance from Breakbot, a fellow I can vouch for as an excellent spinner. Special guests are also on the roster. Tickets go onsale next Wednesday at 12 EST on Ticketmaster, see you there!

By Edward Fancher

Friday
Aug022013

B2Bs All Night With Tenaglia, Digweed, & Calderone @ Governors Island

This is a big city on the East Coast for dance music, with Electric Adventure going on down in Jersey and the three stars of the night headed to Canada's big city for Veld Festival on Sunday. Either way tomorrow will be one of New York City's best summer offerings when it comes to Techno and Tech House. Local talent Sleepy and Boo and Wolf + Lamb will be opening the party with the heat early followed by a sunset set by the man who already wrecked Governors Beach Club this summer - BK's own Victor Calderone. From 6:30 on the 15 minute B2Bs continue all night with Digweed next up to bat and Tenaglia closing out the party. When it comes to Techno, the more decibels the better and we know it'll be loud, so see you there!

4-5pm: Sleepy & Boo
5-6:30pm: Wolf + Lamb
6:30-8:10pm: Victor Calderone
8:10-8:25pm: Victor Calderone & John Digweed b2b
8:25-10:05pm: John Digweed
10:05-10:20pm: John Digweed & Danny Tenaglia b2b
10:20pm-12am: Danny Tenaglia

Tickets ($55)

By Edward Fancher

Friday
Jun142013

The Underground Party of the Summer: Bang On! NYC in 3D

When I first moved to New York from Arizona I fed my guilty all night pleasures with the amusements of the underground. While Manhattan is certainly lacking in spaces to host such parties (there are some exceptions), Brooklyn and Queens have plenty of places to keep the party a secret and a riot at the same time. The Lab in Bed-Stuy (Electric Warehouse) and Amazura in Jamaica have long been the outer boroughs' well-established raver outlets, but there are plenty of other venues that are being explored. The same night I was at a rave out in the desert of Arizona a lot of friends were at the Nyan Cats show at Amazura which was the biggest turnout in recent NYC raver history.

Bang On! is one of those events I said I was going to as soon as I got the invite. I'm all about secret locations and this is set to be one of the biggest and most well-promoted legal underground parties of the year, with over 40,000 sq ft of indoor and outdoor space and two stages (really, if a facebook event has over 2,000 confirmed you know it's going to be a rager). When you go to underground shows around the country it is very rare to see anyone on the lineup that is remotely recognizable beyond a few miles' radius of the city they're playing in, but this is going to be a treat to remember.

Click to expandThe promoters of the "festival" couldn't have put together a smarter selection of the some of the scene's most obscure yet closely-watched artists. I was surprised to see OWSLA-signed KOAN Sound on the roster but also super stoked partake in their jazz-step experience in such a unique spot. Minnesota is a name we've all been watching as a less-mainstream offshoot of the silky smooth bass sound Seven Lions pioneered. The Chainsmokers are some of the nicest guys we've met and also locals that we've featured on the site, and I'm looking forward to see how they spin. I had no idea who The Lowriderz were but I'm glad I was turned onto them, basically they're a white version of Krewella that plays acid crunk instead of Top 40 Electro Bass. Of course the biggest and most anticipated act of the night is the one and only Felix Da Housecat which we will absolutely not be missing. If you have a ravenous appetite for relentless jazz-Tech grooves this is not a show to skip. 

Click to expandThe best part of course is the vibe that you'll get over any club atmosphere in Manhattan. On top of a huge outdoor Silent Disco, an air-conditioned space, vendors, art installations, and aerial acrobatics, we've been promised 3-D glasses on arrival to keep us spellbound until the sun comes up. We hope to see you there and if you make it out be sure to smile for the camera as we'll be shooting the whole event! 

6/15/2013 - 9 AM - 6 AM in Williamsburg near Montrose L
Presales (Tier 2 & Regular Advanced Still Available)
Facebook Event Page

By Edward Fancher

Thursday
May302013

Tomorrow in NYC: Fedde le Grand @ Pacha

Tomorrow night Fedde Le Grand will be giving his talented hands a stab at one of the hottest soundsystems in New York City. Pacha always hosts the biggest names in the industry, but this show is looking like it will be one of the biggest and best of the summer. After having multiple top 10 releases within the past few months, Fedde is on an absolute tear right now on top of just coming off a heart-stopping performance at EDC Chicago. The Dutchman is a rare breed of talent who kills every show he plays whether in front of tens of thousands at a festival or just a few at an intimate club. Over the last year, he's played sold-out shows all around the world and is now looking to impose his will on the now sweaty hot Big Apple. Tickets had previously sold out for this event, but have now come back on sale, so make sure you don't miss one of the best sets of the Manhattan summer! See you there!

Tickets Onsale Here

By Jesse Silverman

Saturday
May252013

Preview: Hardwell, Dyro, Audien, Henrix @ Governors Island

Brace yourselves the biggest event to hit Governors Island yet! My favorite venue in NYC will be kicking off summer tomorrow with 5 huge names in dance music. Let's start with Alex English. The Webster Hall resident and co-creator of "Girls & Boys" on Friday nights will bring the bass and have everyone raging out as soon as the doors open at four. I have seen Alex play numerous times and each time has been a blast.
 
Next on the lineup is the massively talented Henrix. The Miami based DJ and producer is the artist to watch on this lineup. You all know him from hits such as the monster track of 2013 "Hit It" with GTA and Digital Lab and "After All" with Darmon and Eran Hersh. You must also check out his bootlegs if you haven't already! I can't wait to finally see him live tomorrow, I'll have all my energy ready for his set at 5.


 
The next two artists are both young, super talented and have taken the dance music scene by storm - I'm sure you have all heard of them unless you've been living under a rock. Dyro, hailing from the Netherlands, has been plastered all over the dance music scene as Hardwell's go-to protege with his sick remixes and productions. Some of my favorite Dyro material include his remix of Morgan Page and Nadia Ali's single "Carry Me," Calvin Harris and Nicky Romero's "Iron" and his own track "Leprechauns & Unicorns".

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