Electronic, House, Techno | Balance Presents Guy J

Posted by on August 5, 2013


“Oh. Wow.”

That was my reaction after getting about four minutes into Guy J’s mix for the second volume of Balance Music’s Balance Presents series — and I’m happy to say that the mind blowing factor only increases as the mix progresses. The best sets take you on a journey, and here the Israeli producer (and John Digweed protege) accomplishes just that. Will this get you seriously in the zone on the dance floor? Yes. Will it also provide the perfect counterpoint to a tedious Excel-based work project during the 9-to-5 hours? Absolutely. Guy J’s lush, melancholic style just works like that. In fact, in terms of vibe alone, this mix kind of reminds me of late 90’s Paul Oakenfold (albeit with a bit of a bpm differential) — because for 80 otherworldy minutes, it manages to hit every stirring and atmospheric note in the book. To shamelessly borrow from SNL’s Stefon, this mix has everything: deep builds, sitars, eerie vocals, psychedelic soundscapes, and melodies that will haunt your dreams. Cruise over to Beatport for the full package and check out the entire tracklist after the jump.

Beatport: Balance Presents Guy J


Events | Governor’s Island June – July Schedule

Posted by on June 5, 2013

Hardwell @ Governor's Island 5/26/13We already told you what went down this past memorial day at the opening of Governor’s Island when Hardwell, Dyro, Audien and Henrix came to town. The schedule for the rest of the summer is starting to fill in with Made Event and RPM throwing some outstanding parties throughout June, July and August. In June, the Bingo Players will lead a show with Tritonal, Bassjackers and MAJK and Benny Benassi will bring Madeon, Congorock & more. Highlights of July include a stacked July 4th weekend with shows every night from the likes of Dirty South, Chuckie & Gregori Klosman & Gareth Emery, while Laidback Luke will bring his Super You & Me show to the Island. You can see the full schedule below with ticket links for each show. More shows TBA, so stay tuned for that.

June 16th: Bingo Players (3-hours), Tritonal, Bassjackers, MAJK (Sold Out)
June 23rd: Benny Benassi, Congorock, Madeon + more TBA Tickets
July 4th: Dirty Dutch: Chuckie, Gregori Klosman + more TBA Tickets
July 5th: Victor Calderone Tickets
July 6th: Gareth Emery, Michael Woods, Ben Gold, Blake Jarrell Tickets
July 7th: Dirty South, Deniz Koyu, Michael Brun, Those Usual Suspects Tickets
July 13th: Infected Mushroom Tickets
July 14th: Super You & Me: Laidback Luke, Moska, Adventure, Carnage, Gina Turner Tickets