Chicago’s newest venue, RADIUS secures Tchami, Dillon Francis, Carl Cox for first bookings

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Chicago’s newest venue, RADIUS secures Tchami, Dillon Francis, Carl Cox for first bookingsRadius

In light of the recent closing of Chicago-beloved electronic enclave, The MID, The Windy City could use a new spot to fill the void.

And that’s just what it’s getting. RADIUS is primed to become a Chicago music lover’s go-to. Opening its doors in 2020, organizers have shared plans to welcome Tchami, Dillon Francis, and Carl Cox to get the electronic lovers’ whistles wet. But its on-deck curatorial draw doesn’t stop in the dance domain. This coming spring, RADIUS will also host Lil Wayne, Alkaline Trio (featuring Matt Skiba, now of blink-182), and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard.

Setting up shop just south of The Loop, RADIUS finds its home in Chicago’s bustling Pilsen neighborhood, home to a longtime Chicago favorite for live music, Thalia Hall.

Bringing the announcement full-circle, prospective attendees may recognize RADIUS’s owner, Nick Karounos as former owner and operator of The MID. Karounos also owns Chicago’s PRYSM nightclub and Concord Music Hall, another all-encompassing electronic epicenter.

“This project has been 4 years in the making and we are beyond excited to show Chicago and the rest of the world what we have built for music lovers of all genres,” Karounos writes in a recent release.

RADIUS’s inaugural event is pegged for February 29, featuring off-the-wall EDM all-star, the Latin Grammy-nominated Dillon Francis. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 13 at 12PM CST here. For more dates and information, visit RADIUS’ website.

Justice surprise NYC, headline Frank Ocean’s debut PrEP+ event

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Frank Ocean‘s newly minted club night PrEP+ is off to quite the start, with Justice pulling up to play a surprise headlining set in Brooklyn for the new event series’ debut. PrEP+, announced earlier this week, is described in a statement as,

“An ongoing safe space made to bring people together and dance. The night is named PrEP+ as an homage to what could have been of the 1980s’ NYC club scene if the drug PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)—which can be taken daily to prevent HIV/AIDs for those who are not infected but are at high risk—had been invented in that era.”

The event series promised globally celebrated DJs, and certainly delivered in the inaugural showing with Justice. The French house dons set the bar high, though people are likely looking to Ocean for more queer representation with this new club night, so expect a variety of surprise headliners to make their ways to Brooklyn for future iterations of PrEP+.

H/T: NME

Airbnb experience gives people opportunity to sew their own Berghain outfit in order to make it past the doorman of Berlin’s most notorious club

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Airbnb experience gives people opportunity to sew their own Berghain outfit in order to make it past the doorman of Berlin’s most notorious clubBerghain Club

Berlin is home to some of the best clubbing in the world, and a new Airbnb experience titled “Sew Your Own Bergh*** Clubbing Outfit” preps attendees on how to dress for the occasion, and more importantly, how to get into the most notoriously exclusive club in the city, if not the world.

Anna, the host of the four hour experience describes it as,

“[Learning] basic sewing and clothing construction skills and how to develop a clubbing alter-ego. Are you a sporty goth princess or a diva dungeon master? A futuristic glitter gladiator or a bondage fairy? The vibrant Berlin club scene is the perfect place to be who you want to be, even just for a night.”

Couldn’t have said it better, Anna.

Light beverages, a sewing machine, fabric, and baked goods are all provided by the host for the experience, but the creativity to create the perfect outfit for a night out must stem from the attendee. Berghain has been the subject of documentaries, photo exhibits, and much more—so dressing to impress is clearly paramount.

Atlantic City is starting to see a resurgence behind new venue’s push for top talent and programming

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Before Las Vegas became the mecca for blockbuster DJ residencies at posh mega clubs, Atlantic City reigned supreme. The East Coast entertainment and tourism hub’s rich history began well before it became the first city outside of Nevada to offer legal gambling. Though over time, Atlantic City’s booming commercial appeal faltered, and at point of the city’s steepest decline, Vegas caught on to the global EDM boom, and the world’s top rap and dance talents all started vying for valuable residency slots at some of the hottest club properties in the country.

Atlantic City, once the home Caesar’s Palace, Bally’s, and more, may have fallen on hard times, but that doesn’t mean that the enduring entertainment hotspot has not hung on. Now, it seems the little engine that could may be picking up some steam once again. The city has remained an East Coast entertainment center point behind clubs like Hard Rock’s emerging DAER concept. The new indoor/outdoor hybrid, championed by the Hard Rock brand’s deep musical legacy, has been drawing in top-tier talent since it opened in June 2018, programming a state of the art venue that manages to capture big room energy and an intimate feel all at once.

DAER, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, has staked its claim on the national club circuit with major bookings including Drake, Tiësto, Alesso, Travis Scott, Above & Beyond, and more in its first months in business. The secret ingredient to DAER’s success though comes from venerated industry talent that has quietly migrated away from current social hotspots to head back to the East Coast and ignite Atlantic City’s resurgence. Former Hakkasan figures have brought their know-how to New Jersey and Atlantic City’s restoration seems to be underway. If DAER is the comparative barometer for what the boardwalk could eventually go back to, things are going to start looking up for the East Coast club scene. DAER hasn’t even had a full trip around the sun yet, but a recap of the club’s first six months in operation shows Atlantic City’s exciting comeback starting to materialize, largely behind what could likely become one of the most in-demand clubs in the country.

 

CloZee releases purposeful video to accompany ‘Spiral’

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CloZee releases purposeful video to accompany ‘Spiral’CloZee Spiral Artwork

French experimentalist, CloZee, recently released her worldly sophomore album, Evasion, which takes listeners on a sonic journey inspired by the artist’s extensive travel, interlaced with soul-baring reflection that comes to life through the intricate arrangement of sounds and songs. One of the most intricate and widely received tracks off the album is “Spiral,” which CloZee has released a captivating music video to accompany.

The music video follows the story lines of two women. Viewers watch as an athletic woman goes boxing, delivering hit after hit to a punching bag. Another woman then takes the spotlight as she does her makeup and heads out to go dancing at a club. The story lines intersect as the woman who was boxing ultimately washes off and heads to the club, where the two women meet and leave together. The story is testimony of dance music’s inexorable ability to bring people together–even in the most unlikely of circumstances.

CloZee releases purposeful video to accompany ‘Spiral’

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CloZee releases purposeful video to accompany ‘Spiral’CloZee Spiral Artwork

French experimentalist, CloZee, recently released her worldly sophomore album, Evasion, which takes listeners on a sonic journey inspired by the artist’s extensive travel, interlaced with soul-baring reflection that comes to life through the intricate arrangement of sounds and songs. One of the most intricate and widely received tracks off the album is “Spiral,” which CloZee has released a captivating music video to accompany.

The music video follows the story lines of two women. Viewers watch as an athletic woman goes boxing, delivering hit after hit to a punching bag. Another woman then takes the spotlight as she does her makeup and heads out to go dancing at a club. The story lines intersect as the woman who was boxing ultimately washes off and heads to the club, where the two women meet and leave together. The story is testimony of dance music’s inexorable ability to bring people together–even in the most unlikely of circumstances.

German teen arrested for plot to attack gay nightclub

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A teenager in Germany has been arrested for suspicion of planning an Islamist extremist attack on a gay night club and a Catholic church. Frankfurt prosecutor spokesman Sinan Akdogan confirmed the arrest of an unnamed 17-year old in connection to the plan set for September 1, where thereafter a judge ordered the suspect to be held in custody further for planning the serious act of violence. According to US-provided intelligence provided to Hesse state police, the teenager had obtained instructions on how to make explosives, as well as ordered chemicals online. While the intended locations of the thwarted attacks has been kept secret along with the suspect’s identity, the investigation continues to be ongoing.

H/T: NY Post

This German town just passed a law that eliminates club closing times

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Club goers in the German town of Leipzig will soon be able to party all night long, thanks to the location’s instatement of a new law that effectively eliminates club closing times.

Whereas all clubs were previously required to close between 5 and 6 AM, the local council’s unanimous vote in favor of the eradication of closing times will now allow nightlife venues to  remain open for as long as establishment owners desire.

“It’s a great and assuring sign from city officials that they appreciate the impact of club culture and club spaces in Leipzig and their influence on creating and nurturing a thriving and creative local community,” said Leipzig club owner Franziskus Thiem.

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700 Leipzig residents took to the streets to celebrate the law’s passing, a laudatory gesture that befits the law’s institution.

H/T: Stoney Roads

Tiesto Teases Massive Club Track “Wow” Out VERY Soon

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Tiësto has been on fire lately (pure usual) headlining festivals, collaborating on summer anthems, and now, he’s dropping one of his most anticipate ID’s of the summer. New 😯 dropping Friday pic.twitter.com/gBaQtPNd4X — Tiësto (@tiesto) August 20, 2018 The track titled “Wow” has been a BOMB in Tiesto’s sets all summer, first bursting on the

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Demonstrators used techno to drown out far-right rallies in Berlin

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The power of techno may have been used for its greatest good yet, as recent rallies in Berlin found far-right protestors thwarted by club beats as they marched through the capital. The self-proclaimed anti-immigrant, anti-Islam political party Alternative for Germany won its first seats in parliament last year, and the recent march marks the first public show of strength by the far-right group since it became the largest opposition to Chancellor Angela Merkel. Luckily AfD was met by the resistance of thousands of counter-protestors including a union of different advocacy groups, civil and student organizations, as well as political parties, lead by an alliance of over 100 clubs from across Berlin.

Packing the River Spree with boats and floats as well as a caravan of DJ-equipped trucks in the streets, Berlin’s legendary club circuit came together to “bass away” the far-right, drowning out “we are the people” calls with proper warehouse fare and “the whole of Berlin is against the AfD” chants. Counter-demonstrators waved rainbow flags, touting signs with messages like, “no to racism” and “No dance floors of Nazis.” A joint statement from the coalition of clubs reads,

“The Berlin club culture is everything that Nazis are not. We are progressive, queer, feminist, anti-racist, inclusive, colorful and we have unicorns.”

Thousands of counter-protestors reportedly joined in the action and police were deployed to keep the demonstrations peaceful. Berlin reportedly deployed 2,000 officers and eventually closed bridges across the city to section off protests throughout the weekend. Don’t make us deploy the unicorns, Nazis. We won’t hesitate to use them.

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