Posted by VMan on January 19, 2016
The 14th annual #FEST boasts a multi-genre line up that has a little something for all tastes. Friday night’s Welcome Event will be hosted by two of the best party throwers in the nation, Big Gigantic and NGHTMRE. Saturday’s line up never even gives you a chance to go to the bathroom with Fetty Wap, The Chainsmokers, Lil Dicky, Post Malone, Slander, Pierce Fulton, Cal Scruby, Wes Walker & Dyl, and Futuristic providing a day of non-stop good tunes. Taking place April 15-16th near the campus of Ohio University, this camping festival is something no Midwesterner should miss out to begin their festival season right. Buy your tickets at primesocial.com.
Posted by Tay on December 17, 2015
This weekend, Southern California dance music fans will have the unique opportunity to experience a piece of dance music history firsthand, as the iconic Paradise Garage nightclub is making its triumphant return at the Hollywood Palladium. The legendary, New York City nightclub ran from the late 1970s to the late 1980s, and managed to have a tremendous impact on today’s nightclub and dance music culture before it closed its doors.
When Paradise Garage opened its doors in 1977, the club was inspired by David Mancuso’s parties at The Loft, which served no alcohol, food, or drink, and was closed to the public. These foundational ethos led to Paradise Garage pioneering major aspects of modern-day nightlife culture, in particular, a renewed emphasis on dancing, rather than socializing, and placing the DJ at the center of attention. During Paradise Garage’s decade-long run, resident DJ, Larry Levan, popularized the club by championing a new genre, “garage,” which was comprised of house, disco, and techno that you would hear at Paradise Garage. Levan held weekly parties on Saturday called Saturday Mass, and many modern day music luminaries, like Frankie Knuckles, Louie Vega, and Madonna, all point to Paradise Garage as a major influence in their lives.
This weekend, attendees will have the opportunity to experience the magical vibes of the original nightclub, thanks to the headliners, Joey Llanos and David DePino, who were both around and heavily involved with the original nightclub. In fact, DePino was actually the person responsible for finding the space that the original nightclub occupied, which he revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone in 2014. Llanos, on the other hand, was an electrician by trade who was brought on at Paradise Garage as a bouncer, and learned the art of house and techno from paying attention to Levan, one of the best in the business.
Since the doors of Paradise Garage closed in 1987, Llanos and DePino have been traveling around the world spreading the good vibes and great music that defined Paradise Garage, and this weekend will be no different. There’s no doubt that with these two legends on the decks, the Palladium will be rocking wall to wall with some of the best house, disco, and techno from the last four decades.
You can still get limited tickets to Paradise Garage here.
Events | Don’t Miss A Night At Paradise Garage – A Celebration of the Early Days of House/Disco On 12/19
Posted by jewcebox on December 8, 2015
Paradise Garage served as a beacon of the underground house music scene during the 70’s and 80’s. The doors to the iconic nightclub officially closed in 1987, almost 30 years ago, but its legacy lives on and remains relevant, even to this day. On December 19, Los Angeles will get a taste of the legendary club at their revival event, A Night At The Paradise Garage. The party will feature headlining sets from two of Paradise Garage’s finest, Joey Llanos and David DePino, who will be spinning an array of classic house and disco jams, while Kenny Summit and special guests will be on support duty to round it out. In addition to bringing the legendary energy of the club to a new city, the event also serves as a fundraiser for GMHC, an organization which fights the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of those affected. All of this combined leads up to Paradise Garage: Inspirations, a double vinyl release from Good For You Records featuring tracks some of the most legendary house/disco producers like Frankie Knuckles and more.
If you’re a house and/or disco fan, this event is simply a must. Buy tickets to A Night At Paradise Garage HERE. If you need further convincing, enjoy the mix and video below!
Posted by jewcebox on November 5, 2015
This December, the Dominican Republic is in for one of the best festivals to hit the Caribbean. Electric Paradise is making its triumphant return to its beach-front venue in Punta Cana, and it’s already set to be an unforgettable affair, even with just phase 1 of its lineup announced. Everyone from Chromeo to Hot Since 82 will be gracing their multiple stage setup, in the midst of many other attractions. In celebration of the first artists being announced, we’ve put it upon ourselves to highlight some of our favorite acts on the bill and give you a deeper look into them. If all of this sounds good to you already, buy tickets to the festival here. More artists are to be announced next week so keep an eye out!
Posted by jewcebox on November 5, 2015
Not too long ago, Hardwell released the official video for “Mad World,” but now he’s prepping for his tour run in the U.S. that’s coming up next week. With a successful ADE and more in the bag, he has his sights set on Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and San Francisco (Two nights) for shows spanning from November 11th to the 14th. By now, most of you are probably well aware of what to expect, but for those who don’t, Hardwell will be bringing his always diverse array of big-room anthems and expert DJ abilities to the table for thousands upon thousands to experience. Minneapolis and Milwaukee will be debaucherous nights in theatre/ballroom-type venues, while San Francisco will host his highly anticipated, back-to-back I Am Hardwell – United We Are shows that are world-renowned at the Bill Graham Auditorium. Don’t miss out and buy tickets here.
Posted by Tay on October 27, 2015
One of the hardest working dance artists around, EDX, is always on his game, and this year, he’s stepped it up as he’s seemed to pull ahead with relentless output of both originals, remixes, radio shows – all while he’s constantly on tour. Up until now, he’s released around 3 new originals (with two more on the way) and three remixes – one of which is his remix of Sam Fedlt’s “Show Me Love” that was one of the most “Shazam-ed” songs in Ibiza this past summer season. Additionally, he’s still running his popular weekly mix show, No Xcuses, that’s 230+ episodes deep, which is quite the feat when you take into account everything else he tackles.
EDX’s No Xcuses radio show is also an internationally renowned party, which has graced nightclubs from Zurich, to Miami, to Las Vegas, and abroad. These have been heralded as some of EDX’s best events, and they’re set to come to Los Angeles’ Create Nightclub next Saturday, November 7th, and San Francisco’s Ruby Skye on Friday, December 11th. Don’t miss out on EDX in his natural environment and buy tickets to the LA show here, and the SF show here.
Posted by jewcebox on October 14, 2015
Who says festival season is coming to an end? With Halloween right around the corner, and more festivals on the way, it’s clear that what we knew as festival season is becoming a year-round tradition. Electric Paradise is one of those festivals that is happening well outside of the typical summer season, but that’s not stopping them. While a large amount of the world is cold in December, the Dominican Republic enjoys warm tropical weather, which is perfect for some dance music-driven revelry, especially when the festival venue is on a beach. With 20+ world-class electronic music artists, including both DJs and live acts, Electric Paradise is seemingly living up to its name, and it’s sure to prove itself further in its second year, as it brings together music, art, food, design, technology, story-telling and paradise. For tickets and more information, head over to ElectricParadise.com.