Paul Van Dyk @ Avant Gardner NYC | Music Rescues Me Album Release | Event Review

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It’s December 8th and trance legend, Paul Van Dyk, has just released his 9th studio album. That night I arrive to The Great Hall, a space within Avant Gardner, Brooklyn’s newest multi-club venue that has become NYC’s epicenter for dance music over the past year (also home to Brooklyn Mirage and Kings Hall) ready for the

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Exclusive Premiere: Crush Club Drops Funkalicous Jam ‘Trust’

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Yes, you read that right. Hit the funky bell folks, we got ourselves a funkalicous groovesational banger! NYC duo Crush Club have just released ‘Trust’, a super groovy dance anthem. ‘Trust’ is out everywhere Friday, November 2nd but we got our hands on this little gem a day early and HAD to share the love.

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The Glitch Mob Set To Light Up The Stage At Brooklyn Steel in NYC

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The legends of electronic music are here to stay, over the past year they have released tons of new music including a full length album and are now still touring all over the country. The boys of The Glitch Mob have gained some serious momentum after staying out of the spotlight for a bit, and

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Chromeo confirmed for Halloween shakedown at NYC’s Dream Downtown

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The Funk Lords are headed to NYC for Halloween this year.

Chromeo have been tapped for Disco of the Dead at The Gallery Dream Downtown, just as they wrap on a nationwide tour in support of the their recent Head Over Heels LP. The plush hotel and nightlife spot, anchored in the Meatpacking District, will host the Big Beat duo on October 27, slated to headline the evening with a characteristically funky Chromeo DJ set.

Tully & Cam, Wizzy and Agua Sol are all lined up for supporting sets as well. The hotel features three rooms on three different levels, each characterized by their own unique experiential aesthetics. Dream Downtown is heading into their eighth annual Halloween celebration, and they are pulling out all the stops this year with Chromeo holding down Disco of the Dead 2018. Tickets are on sale now.

Grab tickets to Disco of the Dead here. 

Mercer nods at old school dancehall in retro chic ‘Studio 54’

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French house mastermind, Mercer, has crafted his latest dance-centric concoction in efforts to pay homage to the iconic New York nightclub-turned-Broadway-theater, Studio 54. The club, located in Midtown Manhattan, stood in its heyday as a beacon of the lush ’70s disco epoch that revolutionized the dance music scene at large forever.

“Studio 54” encapsulates this highly hedonistic time period with its sensational, violin-heavy instrumentation and plucky bass loops, accompanied, of course, with the four on the floor time signature which house music and disco notoriously reciprocate. Mercer is known for combining the “old school” with the “new school,” in other words, bringing his knowledge of the French Touch era (the Euro equivalent of disco) in forging his modernized, feel-good “neo-disco” club hits.

Mercer molded an advantageous place for himself in dance music with his decadently dancey sound and auspicious, longtime affiliates, such as Tchami, Malaa, and DJ Snake, with whom he formed the legendary Pardon My French collective in 2015 in the name of advancing the French house emblem.

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Alesso debuts new single, ‘REMEDY,’ on Good Morning America

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Swedish superstar Alesso, took to Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series in NYC’s storied Central Park in early September to perform his brand new single, “REMEDY.” The performance was equipped not only with full-fledged live instrumentation, but also vocals from the track’s tender-voiced Conor Maynard. A patron of piano since the ripe age of seven, Alesso assumed his position on keyboard at the crest of the prismatic stage setup.

While the track is Alesso’s first release of the year, the artist has kept quite active on the festival front. To follow up his top-notch wrap-up of Electric Zoo‘s 10th anniversary installment (during which “REMEDY” made a notable cameo), his headlining seat at Imagine Festival will serve as the searing crescendo to Alesso’s full-bodied festival season.

Cirez D & Adam Beyer to convene for four b2bs shows this winter

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Eric Prydz will go b2b to b2b…to b2b to b2b with Adam Beyer under his Cirez D alias come fall. The legendary duo will play two dates in Los Angeles and New York respectively, stopping by LA’s Hollywood Palladium on November 23 and 24, before collectively making their way to Brooklyn for two succeeding performances on November 30 and December 1.

Factory 93 will head the LA events, while Teksupport will handle New York’s. The masterminds behind the technics of Prydz’s EPIC shows will head the production of the b2b appearances, promising an “essential rave experience” guaranteed to “push the boundaries of how techno can be presented.”

Cirez and Beyer notably linked up for a sold out b2b appearance in March 2018 for Miami Music Week.

Tickets to all b2b dates will go on sale on August 3. Those interested in purchasing tickets to the LA b2bs can do so here, while those looking to attend the NY based b2bs can do so here.

Photo Credit: DJ Mag

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The Greatest Day Ever Music Festival NYC – Recap

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The Greatest Day Ever music festival came back to the Bronx this year with some big names from Hip-Hop and EDM. The event toke place in the New York Expo Center with the stage itself inside a huge warehouse and a ton of rides and games outside. Day 1 got packed real fast with many

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Axwell / Ingrosso Tell Fans In NYC “Swedish House Mafia Tour 2019”

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Last night, Swedish superstars and 2/3rds of Swedish House Mafia, Axwell & Ingrosso, played a mammoth show at the Brooklyn Mirage in New York City. On a marvelous holiday weekend the place was packed to the gills and to end the special night Axwell shared some pretty big news. As they were closing down their set

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Elements NYC returns with stacked 2018 lineup topped by Bassnectar, Emancipator and more

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BangOn!NYC‘s beloved Elements Music & Art Festival brand is returning to its Bronx home at Hunts Point this year for the event’s fifth installment, and this time, they’re gearing up for their biggest outing to date with newly reimagined programming for the summer shakedown. Returning with four elemental-themed stages and New York’s iconic skyline views as the festival backdrop, Elements has tapped Bassnectar with the day’s headlining duties, along with performances locked in from Emancipator, Snakehips, and a Dirtybird Players showcase of Claude VonStroke‘s west coast house heroes.

Taking place this year on August 11, the festival is incorporating a heavier emphasis on emerging technologies and interactive performances, and visual arts. The single day event is bringing over 20 performers to Hunts Point this summer, with some surprises still yet to be revealed. Now, with half a decade of Elements in the books, expect BangOn to pull out all the stops on the the 2018 edition.