Events | Bounce Boat Prepares For Inaugural Voyage in 2014 With The Chainsmokers

Posted by on March 7, 2014

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Though the boat party headlines are taken up by Holy Ship, Groove Cruise and now Mad Decent, in NYC, we have Bounce Boat, that may not be as long a voyage, but for a great night at sea, it goes above & beyond the call of duty. Bounce Boat will be hitting the high seas on its traditional luxury liner, Hornblower Infinity with an increased capacity of 1,200 people. The Hornblower Infinity is one of the most impressive boats on the Hudson: equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system, a fully sound-integrated LED light system, and spacious facilities on all three floors and the Skydeck.

On the 4th, the Campus DJ tour will be boarding the ship, as they attempt to find the best DJ on your college campus. They have brought along The Chainsmokers as the guest headliner to play alongside Sean Glass, Goshfather & Jinco and potentially you (if you are a DJ in college). Riding the #Selfie craze to a rather unexpected level stardom in the pop realm, The Chainsmokers are on the tip of everybody’s tongue, from Access Hollywood to Ryan Seacrest. Chipotle will be providing food aboard the ship, which begins boarding at 6:30, departs at 8pm from Pier 40 and returns at midnight. Grab your tickets here.

Dubstep | Underworld – Rez (Bassnectar Remix)

Posted by on February 12, 2013

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Did I tell you that this was an awesome week for releases, or did I tell you that this was an awesome week for releases? Add Lorin Ashton to the varsity roster of artists dropping bombs between February 11th and 15th. If you haven’t already taken his spacey, heady reboot of the tech-trance mindmelt that is “Rez” for a spin or two or twenty, now is the time to redeem yourself. Listening to this song is probably as close as we’re currently able to get to knowing what it’s like to be sucked through a wormhole. If that doesn’t sway you, this should: you know a track is something serious when Bassnectar uses it to usher in 2013 from the helm of a 360-degree LED pod (see above). “Rez” is out now on US iTunes and vinyl, if you’re into that, via Child’s Play Records.

iTunes: Underworld – Rez (Bassnectar Remix)

Events, Review | Fareoh returns to Santos Party House for a Special Hometown Set

Posted by on December 20, 2012

I had been very excited to see Fareoh for a second time after his Halloween set with Adventure Club & Nero, especially in a club setting where he would be the headliner with more time to craft the ideal Fareoh set. I got to the venue around 11:45 and the place was largely empty as you would expect in a New York City nightclub, with a few groups dancing on their own to the soulful tech grooves of the opening DJ. As time progressed from midnight on, the crowd started to fill in, many wearing santa hats and costumes because of Santacon that day. Fareoh was late getting to the venue and this threw off the opener who reverted to some safer, commercial plays a little after 1am as the venue was getting very full.

At around 1:30, Ian Spurrier, better known by his stage personna, Fareoh, arrived at the venue and wasted no time getting right into it. The venue itself has a very unique charm and style, as it does not go for the big LED screen or the big laser displays, but rather puts the DJ booth front and center in the middle of the crowd and allows for a more intimate setting between the DJ and the audience who surround the booth on all sides. Fareoh, playing to a packed club of people dressed in clothing ranging from full on Santa costumes, to your usual clubbing attire, to the guy in a LED suit (way to be), wasted no time making sure his presence was known on the decks taking the lead with a big room, bootleg heavy set.



Electro, House | Deadmau5 turns 21…again?!

Posted by on January 12, 2011

I’ve returned to the East after an exceptional trip out west. My visit to the “right coast,” as BIGLIFE calls it, floored me. Sure, it was great to enjoy the California weather (no tights were needed) but the revolution occurring musically in Los Angeles is what intrigued me the most. From lessons in DJ’ing dubstep to “shuffling,” my girlfriends and I were exposed to a music culture we had previously viewed from a distance.

We enjoyed our first night in West Hollywood at Premiere, a two-story Supper Club located on Las Palmas Avenue. Conveniently situated near The Roosevelt Hotel, Premier’s Thursday party was a perfect fit for us.

Premiere’s cocktail waitresses, complete with LED wands, transformed customers’ bottles into floating orbs of light. In contrast with these flashing lights were the wrought-iron balconies of Premiere’s second floor, and its giant, pine chandelier.

It wasn’t the environment, though, that impressed us. Around 1am, resident DJ Rick Rude began dropping an onslaught of dubstep, ear-gasm’s. Moments later, a cake was lit and delivered to Deadmau5, who celebrated his thirtieth (or twenty-first) birthday at the club. After Dubstrike was shut down, Skrillex added to the madness as he, too, joined the party.

Rick Rude recently signed with S.K.A.M Artists, and has worked nightly in Los Angeles for the past two years. His latest CD, Casablanca, is an interesting compilation of music and can be downloaded here.

Other songs played while on the “right coast:”
Afrojack – Polkadots (Oliver Twizt Remix)

Jinder – Youth Blood (12th Planet & Flinch Remix)

Oh, and dear Lakers fans…we attended your January 8th game against the Knicks. You suck!