House | SikDuo – Take Em Up (Original Mix)

Posted by on December 7, 2013

Pacha NYC’s resident DJ duo keep the momentum going by serving up another free download just in time for the week. Another punchy progressive house release from the pair, “Take Em Up” stutter steps through a gauntlet of dark synthwork and blaring sirens. Crafting the perfect score for Pacha’s main room, SikDuo incorporates classic progressive melodies and a throwback hip hop sample — all designed for the club they call home. If you missed them last night, then shame on you.


Events | A State Of Trance 600 New York After Parties

Posted by on March 8, 2013


The afterparties for A State Of Trance 600 in New York have been announced with 3 of the acts performing that night at MSG taking the stage at two seperate venues, Best Buy Theater and Pacha NYC. Marcus Schulz will be performing alongside his friend and frequent collaborator, Ferry Corsten at Pacha with Mike Saint-Jules in support. At the Best Buy Theater, W&W will be headlining alongside Jochen Miller and local Eco in what should be a heavier after party. Both of the shows have their distinct advantages / differences in terms of venue, lineup etc, so make the decision and be ready to continue going once MSG kicks everyone out before 1am. Ticket info below.

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Events, Review | Zedd & Porter Robinson Poseidon Tour Makes Waves in NYC

Posted by on October 7, 2012

The concept of this tour was unique to begin with. Back to Back sets seem to be a dying art as many DJs are given their set time, play it and let the next guy step up and do their thing. It is planned this way and there is little room for flexibility. There is always the surprise guest who hops on for a little, which may be more frequent in Ibiza or during events like WMC or ADE, but in general B2B is not too common, especially for a prolonged tour. I saw a B2B2B in Toulouse in January with Michael Calfan, Adrian Lux and Jesse Voorn where there as a relatively fluid change from one artist to but you could still tell the difference between each of them. With Zedd & Porter, they had the chemistry on stage of a duo who had been together for several years. They didn’t really play a traditional B2B, taking turns on the decks, instead they acted more as duo, both working the decks simultaneously. Porter seemed to be the dominant force choosing the majority of the songs, which made sense since Porter is a very skilled DJ, but Zedd still had his say throughout the night.

The night started with a good opening set from DJ Gian that gave way to OWSLA man Nick Thayer. Nick Thayer brought a eclectic array of different genres from trap to dubstep to electro and straight hip hop. He made the most of his 1:30, keeping tracks for only a minute or two before mixing into another, keeping the crowd on their toes. He started with a bang with the discovery remix of the year by Torro Torro of “Go Deep” that also saw a play later from Zedd & Porter and then moved through a heavy list of eclectic electro and dubstep. Towards the end of his set he played a trio of “Empire State of Mind”, much to the delight of the crowd, the classic “Party Up” from DMX and even “Baby Got Back”.



Events, Review | Nervo & Norman Doray @ Pacha NYC 6/16

Posted by on June 26, 2012

Though this was 10 days ago, the memory is still quite vivid at the Nervo sister’s ability to manipulate the crowd and Norman Doray’s mastery behind the decks. I was unable to head into the area behind the dj booth as I was 96 hours away from my 21st birthday, but sometimes being in the crowd is just as good being able to share all the energy of the music with your fellow music lovers. Nervo stepped onto the decks at around 1pm after a solid opening tech set from the resident Dj at Pacha getting the crowd at a fever pitch of anticipation for the Aussie twins. They started off their set with some different tracks than your typical top 40 beatport rotation, which was very interesting and refreshing to hear. They then transitioned from these tracks as the clock moved towards 1:45 with their upcoming hit single with Hook N Sling – Reason (video below) that is a going to be huge when it releases.

Then they started to pick up the pace with their set, getting into their progressive sound with their tracks the Hook N Sling remix of “We’re All No One” and their collaboration with Steve Aoki and Afrojack on the Tomorrowland Anthem. Tommy Trash made a surprise visit to support his compatriots, which brought the crowd to a frenzy and the Nervo twins obliged by dropping his remix of “Wicked Woman”. Tommy Trash was a ball of energy in the Dj booth, but let the Nervo twins have their night as they continued to churn out hits with tracks like “Trio” and then more unreleased tracks such as “Like Home” with Nicky Romero (video below) and their famed song with Omarion “Army” (video at end in 2 parts). They finally relinquished the decks at around 3am, leaving the crowd sweating and wanting more, but it was time for the French up and comer, Norman Doray to show us what he was made of. Check out the rest after the jump.