Last Thursday I was finally able to get out of the house and check out Concord Music Hall, a recently opened venue in Chicago with a very attractive schedule for this fall (Upcoming events include Wolfgang Gartner & Tommy Trash, Rusko, and Morgan Page’s 3D Experience). Once a Latin music club, Concord is now hosting a variety of shows booked by three separate indie promoters: React Presents (Spring Awakening, North Coast Music Festival), Silver Wrapper (North Coast, Taste of Randolph), and Riot Fest (Riot Fest Chicago/Denver/Toronto). On this night, the venue played host to the Belgian superstar Netsky—a big name in the world of drum & bass.
Every once and while you get to see an artist who put out a big track, but left to mature their sound come back. Each time you get to see just how much their music has changed. If you can remember, about two years ago Don Diablo with a massive track called Animale featuring vocals from the lovely Dragonette. It received very solid remix treatments from Datsik and French Government, as well as a slew of other artists. Since then, it’s been a little while since we’ve heard of something nearly as massive from him. Collaborating with New York based producer CID, they’ve created a track that drops some acid style sounds while keeping it relatively steady throughout the track. Definitely worth giving it a listen as it can be good tool in any dj’s arsenal.
Tonight, Lavo NY intends to keep the summer rolling, despite the passing of Labor Day. The one and only Kaskade will be playing a special set for the release party of his new album, Atmosphere. The much anticipated album promises to be an extremely successful follow up to Fire and Ice, and will be on stunning display in Lavo’s intimate club setting. Pre-sale tickets are sold out, yet there will still be some limited entry, at the doorman’s discretion, of course.
Check out the vignettes of Kaskade’s new album on YouTube
Also, pre-order the album on iTunes
For more info on tonight’s event, visit Lavo’s website
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It’s not too often you get to see a dose of tribal house in the mega clubs that have popped up all over the states, but Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano have been bringing it to all of them. With shows in Vegas, New York and Miami, they have been on a roll spreading their unique darker style that people just can’t get enough of.
We were able to catch up with them both again a few days ago at their show it LIV, below we covered the state of dance music, their new releases and you can check out our last sit down with them here.
Paul van Dyk, or PVD, has been ensconced in the electronic dance music scene before you were born. I remember PVD spinning residency at Twilo circa 1999. The clothes were different, NYC was different, the people dancing were different, but Paul Van Dyk was the same as he is now, spinning melodic and thunderous trance all over the world. This Sunday, August 11th Paul makes his return to New York at Governors Island Beach Club. To make things sweeter, we’re giving away two tickets (see below for more information).