Events, Trance | Above & Beyond Announce ABGT 100 At Madison Square Garden

Posted by on April 11, 2014

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Yes you read that right. The world’s most famous arena will host Above & Beyond for their Group Therapy 100 celebration. This comes as Armin van Buuren gets set to bring trance alive with the Armin Only tour tonight at Madison Square Garden, having played it last year with ASOT 600. This is absolutely massive for Above & Beyond and another major milestone for the trio as their take their Group Therapy brand to even greater heights. Watch the teaser video below to hear their next single “Sticky Fingers” with Alex Vargas. Pre-sale ticket registration is now open and can be done on their website here.

Events, Exclusive | Win A VIP Experience With The Stafford Brothers @ Haven AC 4/12

Posted by on April 8, 2014

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We had you covered the last time the Stafford Brothers were set to roll on through AC, but a massive blizzard marauded the Northeast and alas the show had to be canceled. But we are back with the same giveaway at Haven in Atlantic City, but on a different date. You already the chance to win a table at Mister East, but we are upping the ante again with a table for you and 5 friends + a free bottle at Haven, AC this Saturday April 12th. As part of the deal, the winner could win a Vegas trip for two including flights, hotel accommodation, $200 in funny money at the Crazy Horse strip club, and the opportunity to party with the Stafford Brothers. This is an opportunity you just don’t want to miss out on, so enter the punchtab widget below! Grab tickets here and see rest of their spring North American tour dates after the jump.

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Events | Electric Candy Land Kicks Off Spring Event Series At Highline Ballroom

Posted by on April 8, 2014

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On April 21st, ECL Group’s Electric Candy Land Events, a top-tier New York-based EDM events promoter, will be launching their first ever ALL AGES EDM SERIES at the legendary concert and nightlife venue, Highline Ballroom. Electric Candy Land Events was responsible for numerous shows in 2013 at venues such as the newly minted Stage 48 with top artists like Tim Mason, Hard Rock Sofa, Eva Shaw, Chuckie, and The Chainsmokers as they build momentum into the spring of 2014.

Electric Candy Land Events provides an experience like none other in New York City; it will focus on the quality of events with breathtaking visuals, fire-breathers, aerialists, and free giveaways. Not to be outdone by their breathtaking visual display, Electric Candy Land Events has tabbed a high powered lineup with Jesse Marco (of Project X fame), blog favorite Kastra and youngster Zaxx to come in. Grab your tickets now and get ready for a wild Monday night.

Contests, Events | Roger Sanchez At Mister East 4/5 VIP Ticket Giveaway

Posted by on April 2, 2014

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The legendary Roger Sanchez will be stopping by the tri-state areas finest new clubs, Mister East, for what should be another incredible night there. Roger Sanchez needs little introduction as seasoned pro in the industry with almost as many radio shows as Armin and has rocked just about every festival worldwide. You won’t want to miss him take the decks on Saturday with his expansive discography to call upon. Unlike most opening DJs nowadays, resident DJ Sevag actually knows how to warm up a room, playing sexy grooves to get the crowd in the mood for the headliner, no matter who it is, and doesn’t just bang out Beatport top 40. For the occasion we are giving away two VIP tickets so you and a friend can party in style. If you aren’t a betting person, though I would advise you do so, you can purchase tickets here.

Events, Hip-Hop, Review | SXSW: GoldLink at Soulection’s “Sound of Tomorrow” Showcase

Posted by on March 27, 2014

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On Saturday March 15th at precisely 2:50pm in sunny Austin, Texas the young and mysterious rapper by the name of GoldLink stepped upon the stage at Barcelona. A showcase aptly titled the “Sound of Tomorrow” had a bill filled with the futuristic sounding producers on Soulection’s roster. GoldLink was neither a part of Soulection’s imprint, nor was he a producer…so as I and the numerous other audience members asked ourselves what he was doing up on stage, he slowly began to gather himself and show us why.

GoldLink’s music is best described by Chuck Allen of Way Less Effort: “Of all the new sounds that have popped up in the industry, from the soul-sucking gothic southern grime that the UK and South Florida have been dropping, to the glo’d up trap of the Chi, this new “future bounce” sound really stands out. It doesn’t throw it all the way back to boom-bap like the “New New York” ish that Pro Era has been pushing, and it isn’t on that entirely digital production tip either. It mixes the buttery grooves of 90?s R&B with classic hip-hop breaks to give it an essence of nostalgia, and then turns on its head with bouncy, forward-thinking production from the likes of Kaytranada and Ta-ku. Add that to Goldlink’s roller coaster flow that fills every pocket of the dynamic instrumentals he tackles, and suddenly your head and shoulders are bobbing and you don’t know what happened.” *1

This future-bounce movement was prevalent all the way through his performance as he went worked through his short SoundCloud catalog, spitting out his semi-viral hits such at “Creep”, “Playah”, and at-the-time-unreleased song “Planet Paradise”. I was entranced by his energetic stage presence and ability to work a crowd whom was not at all expecting to be seeing a rapper on stage.

GoldLink has remained unseen by the internet world, but with his forthcoming mixtape, The God Complex set to drop in a matter of days, I can’t imagine his face avoiding the limelight for much longer. Enjoy, GoldLink’s newest release “Planet Paradise” produced by Louie Lastic, and be sure to prepare yourself for SXSW next year, since it’s never too early to start planning!

*1 (Chuck Allen, Way Less Effort)

Events | WMC 2014: Above and Beyond at Mansion 3.25

Posted by on March 24, 2014

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Folks, FNT is getting ready to invade WMC ’14 in Miami with an early morning flight out of New York, and I will be documenting my trip with updates of shows that I will be attending. My first show will be at Mansion on Tuesday night seeing Above & Beyond, along with their Anjunabeats label mates Norin & Rad, and Beckwith, which will make for a an unforgettable night of deep house and trance. Having caught A&B at EZoo last year, this time in Miami, I already know I’m in for an experience. If you’re just putting together your list of shows make sure you definitely include this one in your agenda, and you can purchase your tickets here, vibes guaranteed!

Events | Mysteryland USA Announces Huge Lineup

Posted by on March 7, 2014

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ID&T’s oldest festival, Mysteryland announced last year that is would be coming to the States, after 21 years in the Netherlands and a few years in Chile. However, once SFX bought ID&T, it was only a matter of time before the move to the US happened and it appears that they are doing it right, using the hallowed grounds of Bethel Woods, where the the 1969 Woodstock festival took place, as their destination. They recently announce their lineup, bringing on a diverse cast of names from all genres.

The main stage will have your usual suspects like Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Showtek, Fedde Le Grand and Nervo, while hosting other names like Oliver Heldens, Dillon Francis and Amtrac. One of the big selling points for the festival was the Sunday School area of the festival, which will have a dominant presence with an all vinyl stage and artists like Joris Voorn, Scuba, Chris Liebing, Lee Foss, Fehrplay vs Jeremy Olander, Dubfire, Tini and many more. Other notables include, Dillstradomus, Chase & Status, Milo & Otis, with Nicky Romero hosting a Protocol Recordings themed opening party.

Part two of ticket sales start this Tuesday, March 11th at 10am EST, so set your alarms. More info can be found on their website here.