The New Year’s Eve Ball 2014 at Webster Hall New York City Featuring the Largest Balloon Drop in The Free World! Celebrate 128 years of Webster Hall – America’s first nightclub!
For 128 years, people of the WORLD have lost themselves inside the massive multi-level PARTY superstructure known as Webster Hall. With 4 heart-pounding dancefloors, 6 beautiful unique rooms and 40,000 square feet of extravagant entertainment, Webster Hall is an adventure no witness will ever forget. New Year’s Eve at Webster Hall is the biggest night of the year -the mother of all parties; the event where all your dreams come true. Thousands of people gather to celebrate the beginning of a new year, to express their love of life and release their wildest fantasies at what truly is
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Last week, The young man from Spain, Danny Avila, released his latest single titled, Poseidon. His latest single is a continuation of his movement from progressive house into the electro house world. Poseidon, to be completely honest, sounds like your typical Dutch house banger and is very very very comparable to any song that Afrojack has produced in the past. Check out the track below and make sure to support the rising star by purchasing the track on Beatport.
The king of summertime all the time has returned to the studio and dropped another crisp island inspired remix making 2013 Viceroy’s biggest year yet. This time Viceroy brings his tropical vibe to the Strange Talks original Climbing Wallsand does not disappoint. Maintaining the original feel and vocals Viceroy works his magic by adding a great snare line and additional bass and synths that seem to give the track much more energy then the original. Super catchy vocals and a fun bouncy beat radiate out of Viceroy’s newest poolside remix providing some much needed mental warmth mid winter. Grab the free download below and make sure to follow Viceroy on Soundcloud because it’s Summertime All The Time!
When I first heard “Prototype” I thought it was just another awesome tune being played on Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy podcast by one of their regular Anjunabeats artists. Well, I was partially right, except I was surprised and delighted to hear it was the work of a brand new collaboration called Artificial, comprised of the awesome Andrew Bayer and Norin & Rad – two individual mainstays within the Anjunabeats family. I think this is a match made in genre-defying heaven, as the first single “Prototype” spotlights Bayer’s affinity for intricate melodies and Norin & Rad’s abilities to absolutely destroy dance floors (to this day, their set at NYC’s Roseland Ballroom as part of the Anjunabeats 10 release party was one of the hardest-hitting sets I’ve witnessed live). While I’ve focused a lot of blog posts on Norin & Rad, Andrew Bayer is definitely not someone to sleep on (check out his song “England” to see what I mean).
The Anjunabeats press team writes of “Prototype”: “Originally road-tested by Norin & Rad at Cream Ibiza, and debuted to the world in Above & Beyond’s ABGT050 set at Alexandra Palace, “Prototype” is a hard-edged, progressive house monster. Building layers of innovative acid-tinged grooves, the track gives way to a deep musical piano breakdown that wouldn’t sound out of place on Andrew Bayer’s critically acclaimed iTunes #1 Electronic Album If It Were You, We’d Never Leave. Dropping back into a dark, bumping progressive groove, “Prototype” brings together a vast array of influences from progressive house, electronica and trance in unique style.”
This track is a powerful piece of work and I continue to be impressed by all parties involved. Make sure to show some love to the boys of Artificial and to keep an eye out for future releases!
Perhaps two of my favorite DJs in dance music stop at Boston’s Royale Nightclub this Thursday as part of the Damage Control World Tour: Mat Zo and Treasure Fingers. Named after and in support of Zo’s new album Damage Control, the 24-date bus tour began on Halloween, runs until December 21, and stops at some of the country’s biggest and best clubs. Damage Control debuted at #1 on the iTunes Dance charts and was #1 on the Billboard Heatseeker/Top New Artist chart during the same week. Zo has always been at the top of my producer and DJ list, noted for his exceptional and unique work over the years. I love Zo’s polished sound in the studio, compiling dance floor gems that sound unlike any other artist’s work. Songs like “Bipolar”, “Mozart”, “Superman”, “Rebound”, and “Pyramid Scheme” are some of my favorite original works in dance music and Zo’s remixes of songs like Empire of the Sun’s “Alive” and Tate & Diamond’s “Electrified” show his ability to think outside the box. And then there are Mat Zo’s live sets and DJ mixes. I’ve always appreciated Zo’s flare for playing his own mashups live that often combine multiple songs that you’d never image pair perfectly together. Mat Zo’s Essential Mix was one of the best I’ve ever heard and managed to span all genres of dance music in rapid-fire fashion.
The Damage Control Tour features multiple supporting artists. Boston is lucky enough to be treated to the Disco stylings of Treasure Fingers this Thursday (check out his latest song with The Knocks, “My Body”). I’ve been listening to Treasure Fingers’ productions, live sets, and mixes over the years and I’m never anything short of impressed. I finally had the chance to see Treasure Fingers throw down a set at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC last year as part of the Electric Zoo after parties. While most of the venue cleared out after Hardwell’s set, a smart couple hundred people hung around for a late-night funky and Disco-infused set that kept us moving til 5am. Treasure Fingers isn’t quite the household name that Mat Zo is, but if you plan on going out this Thursday make sure to get to Royale early to be impressed by his set.
Tickets for the show are still available by clicking HERE. Doors are at 8pm and it’s 18+. I’ve been excited for this one for months and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone there! Check out some selected tunes below.
Big Room House has exploded in the last year, and many producers have been putting out big room tunes nonstop lately. At first I really liked the unique style and sound, but I then started to get tired of it; I realized so many of the drops sounded the same, and I thought there was a lack of creativity in the big room house scene. However, some tunes are really catchy and different, so in my opinion big room house is definitely hit or miss. Secsay’s remix of ‘Flute’ by New World Sound & Thomas Newson is not only a hit; it is definitely a big room home-run. Secsay is a 24 year old producer from Scottsdale, Arizona who produces mainly big room and electro house. He took ‘Flute’ which is a big room hit, but put his own spin on. The result was beautiful, and I love his remix much more than the original mix by New World Sound & Thomas Newson. The drops are so catchy; they are one of those drops that make you wonder what you just heard, so you proceed to immediately listen to it over and over. I can only imagine what this remix would sound like on a huge sound-system at a large festival; one thing is for sure: it would be epic. Producers should listen to this track because it’ll show them how to properly produce a unique and fantastic big room tune. I hope Secsay becomes a bigger name and gets more exposure because he definitely has talent and creativity. The latter is ever-so important nowadays for young and local producers to gain more exposure. Check out Secsay’s Soundcloud for even more remixes and original tracks. Also, he’s awesome enough to give out his remix of ‘Flute’ for free. Give it the track a listen and enjoy because you will not be disappointed!