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Tonight in NYC: Sidney Samson at Pacha

While Fashion Week serves as the core thematic element for the majority of events to come this week in New York City nightlife, Pacha NYC will nevertheless continue in providing some of the best EDM talent in the world to Tri-State party-goers. Dutch Electro House veteran Sidney Samson will be making an appearance tonight to throw down a bass-heavy set that will be nothing less than exceptional. After his first Spinnin’ Records release in 2003, Samson's been constantly making his mark everywhere, attaining spots on the most illustrious music charts to performing at venues that the majority of producers only dream of playing at (you know what we mean if you caught him at UMF Miami back in March).

Sidney will be sure to play singles like "Get Low," "Mutate," "Turn Me On," and "The World is Yours." Along with his singles, expect popular tracks, mashups, and vocal samples that will get the crowd singing, jumping, and raving. Looking forward from Fashion Week and into the near future, Pacha will play host to an astonishing array of dance music talent including John DahlbackDanny AvilaDimitri VegasLike MikeFeed MePorter RobinsonZeddBorgore, and more. Look out for more great music to come from Pacha NYC and other Pacha locations all over the globe!

Event Details

Doors @ 10

19+ Event

$10 before Midnight (Get on the list here)

Buy pre-sale tickets here


By Kiren Srinivasan

Follow me on Twitter: @DanceMusicMaven


This Monday in NYC: Chuckie & Erick Morillo at Governors Island

The hype of Labor Day weekend doesn’t end with Electric Zoo. On Monday, 9/3, Dirty Dutch vs. Subliminal Sessions comes to Governors Island, the best venue in NYC, with a lineup full of heavy hitters.  It’s Chuckie vs. Erick Morillo, and Betatraxx vs. Sympho Nympho (Morillo along side the duo of Harry "Choo Choo"Romero and Jose Nunez. New York is ready to jump. 

Chuckie spent his childhood in Suriname, but the Dutch sensation found his musical home in Amsterdam.  After breaking onto the scene with "Let The Bass Kick," Chuckie has continued to blow up, establishing a global fan base and becoming the face of Dirty Dutch. The sensation from Holland has, amongst his many tracks released praised records "What Happens in Vegas" and "Who is Ready to Jump," as well as "Move it 2 the Drum," a project with HardwellA regular at the world’s top clubs, DJ Chuckie puts on consistently stellar sets at the worlds top EDM festivals. I was shocked that his name was left off the Electric Zoo roster, something I'm sure he plans to address at Governors Island.   

As if one world-class headliner wasn’t enough, Columbian-American producer Erick Morillo is set to mix opposite Chuckie, his friend and collaborator. Morillo began his rise to fame with the release of throwback anthem "I Like to Move It" (1993), back in the day when Morillo was known as Reel 2 Real.  Throughout his career, Erick has made sure to not stray from his underground style.  His label Subliminal Records has allowed him to keep this style, while also cashing in big paychecks as one of the most respected house labels.

Both heavyweights are bringing backup.  Accompanying Chuckie from Dirty Dutch Records is LA producer Betatraxx, aka Tim Nelson.  Describing his unique sound as "classical inspired, synth-laden techno," there’s no arguing he’s got talent.

Expect a dope set.  Supporting Morillo is Sympho Nympho, composed of Morillo along side talented producers Harry Romero and Jose Nunez.  The trio use delays, as well as anxious build ups into hype, club-friendly drops, making for what should be an incredible live set.


Event Details

Chuckie vs. Erick Morillo

Betatraxx vs. Sympho Nympho

Governors Beach Club at Governors Island, NYC

Monday, 9/3: 4pm--12am


Buy tickets here


By Will Payne

Follow me on Twitter: @WillPayne24


Review: Thomas Gold & More at Governors Island

Four amazing House sets at an amazing venue… what more could I ask for? Days like Sunday are why I love EDM. From the moment I stepped off of the PLUR-filled ferry, there was something special about Governors Beach Club this past Sunday. The weather and vibes were perfect, and the music was just as incredible.  Thomas Gold, Norman Doray, Tim Mason, and Carl Kennedy took over Governors Island.

The day started with a killer set from Carl Kennedy.  If I had a dime for every time I heard someone ask, “Who is this?” during his set, I'd be rich, but everyone who arrived in time to watch Kennedy's set left a fan.  In addition dropping crowd-provoking remixes of U2’s “Beautiful Day” and Cederic Gervais’ “Molly”, Kennedy set the euphoric tone for rest of the show, effortlessly inspiring the crowd to sing Cheyenne’s vocals from his hit track “Once Upon A Time” in unison. Carl Kennedy proved to be much more than an “opener”.  He is a truly talented DJ, and a pretty chill guy, who we should be hearing much more about here in the US in the near future.

Carl Kennedy - Once Upon a Time feat. Cheyenne


Ferry after ferry of EDM-Lovers continued to fill Governors Beach Club to apparent capacity, as Carl Kennedy made way for legend Tim Mason.  The Brit’s synth-heavy style was evident throughout his set, and the crowd loved it.  After dropping the familiar Third Party track "Thank You" early in his set, the energy only rose from there with set-friendly records such as "Calling" and Guetta and Romero’s "Metropolis."

Third Party feat. Loleatta Holloway – Thank You

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This Sunday in NYC: Thomas Gold at Governors Island

Who’s down for 8 hours of House on the beach? This Sunday August 12, EDM Lounge will be watching Thomas Gold, Norman Doray, Tim Mason, and Carl Kennedy take over Governors Beach Club, probably my favorite venue in the city. Nothing is quite like listening to incredible music, raging with friends, your feet in the sand, with the illuminated NYC skyline as a backdrop.

Headliner Thomas Gold has developed a reputation for his unique blend of Progressive House with other EDM styles, mainly Trance.  The best example of Gold’s style is “Sing2Me”, his most popular individual track that is sure to get the crowd raging on Sunday.

The German producer is also well known for successful collabs with heavy hitters, such as Dirty South, which produced the big room banger "Alive" feat. Kate Elsworth on vocals.  Tom is also praised for his remixes of Adrian Lux's massive hit "Teenage Crime," Adele’s "Set Fire to the Rain," and Sander van Doorn’s "Koko," to name a few.

Gold will share the stage with a talented opening lineup.  French DJ Norman Doray constantly releases tracks that climb the Beatport charts, including an amazing remix of  "Lick it" by Skrillex and Kaskade.  Tim Mason is a prized member of the Size Records’ roster, and oh yeah, Carl Kennedy has played for eight hundred thousand in Hungary at the Budapest Love Parade… yes, that's right, 800,000.

This is gonna be a "Golden" Sunday Funday. See you there.

Now here's a special message to NYC from Thomas Gold:


Governors Beach Club at Governors Island, NYC

Hosted by Pacha NYC

August 12, 2012 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM

18 to enter, 21 to drink

Tickets - GA: Sold out, VIP: $150.00 (Stubhub GA: $130, but so worth it)


By Will Payne

Follow me on Twitter: @WillPayne24


Review: R3hab & Swanky Tunes at Pacha NYC

We all know how adamant Amy Winehouse was about not going to rehab; but then again, rehab for her wasn't at Pacha. Last Friday night, R3hab killed it at the Midtown club along with Swanky Tunes, egged on by one of the biggest and rowdiest crowds I have ever seen at Pacha. While indubitably brilliant as a DJ, R3hab also demonstrated his talents in keeping a partying jumping until dawn. 

The Dutch DJ and record producer kept the crowd in suspense for a few hours before finally opening his set at 1 AM. Starting off with a few samples of his fellow DJ’s tracks, such as "Hell Yeah" by Tiesto and Showtek, a huge crowd pleaser that made the mosh pit of a crowd even sweatier.

My hype kicked in when he played my personal favorite, "Ladi Dadi" (Tommy Trash Remix). He then progressed to some newly released tracks, sampling Eva Simon’s "I Don’t Like You." Spinning a variety of head-thrashing bass, and light-hearted party anthems, R3hab managed to keep his transitions as slick as the dance floor.


But what all the fist-pumpers came to hear were some original R3hab creations and he did not disappoint. Aside from featuring his renditions of popular songs such as "Pass Out" by Tini Tempah, he proved his high-profile EDM status by adding some rehab remedy to "Pon De Floor," “Bounce”, and “Do The Dada”. R3hab’s standout original mix of the night was “Pump The Party” that he created alongside Ferrucio Salvo. Hot and heavy, this track left the audience more addicted than ever.

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