Tag: New York City

These Photos Show The All-Night Metro Is A Culture All Its Own

As a former resident of New York City, one of its biggest assets has to be the 24 hour nature of its metro system. Long days turn into longer nights in the infamous “city that never sleeps”, creating an all night metro culture all its own; far away from bustling dancefloors, but rather on its subway platforms, elevated and subterranean. Amsterdam, on the other hand, leaves something to be desired in its nighttime metro accessibility. Sure, there are night buses, but with their expense, less than stellar scheduling, and cramped nature, their culture can simply be described as “get me ... Read more

From The Creators Of Coachella, Panorama Festival Comes To NYC

Billed as “Three days of top tier musical performances, dynamic art installations, innovative technology, and some of NYC’s best local eats.” the new Panoarama Festival comes to New York City’s Randall’s Island Park this summer. Panorama comes from Coachella and CRSSD producers (and AEG owned) Goldenvoice and will take place 22-24 July. The name Panorama is taken from a 10,000 ft scale model of the city, which sits in the Queens Museum and is entitled “Panorama of the City of New York”. The event is not without controversy, as the space’s Governor’s Ball Music Festival, which takes place one month ... Read more

Festival Report: Electric Zoo

The American dance scene has been a sleeping giant for decades, but the last few years have finally seen it come of age. The explosion of EDM has sent shockwaves around the world, but they have been most strongly felt at home in the States. As such dance music is the new rock, massive festivals are everywhere and all the cool kids have turned into fully fledged ravers. One of the driving forces behind this explosion has been Electric Zoo, a New York based festival that has blown all others out of the water. After a tough time a couple ... Read more

Instagram “Celebrity” Drops Insane Amount For Festival VIP

Professional poker player, privileged caucasian, Instagram celebrity, and sometime stuntman Dan Bilzerian has taken festival attendeeship to a new level by dropping some $650K for the ultimate VIP experience at New York City’s Electric Zoo Festival. The festival, which takes place over the first weekend of September on New York’s Randall’s Island, is a 3 day affair and considered to be one of the premiere destinations for dance music in the states, albeit heavily marketed towards EDM. In order to maximize the experience for himself and 200 of his closest “friends,” Bilzerian has ordered some 60 magnums of champagne, 45 handles of ... Read more

Jagger And Scorsese Team Up For New Series, ‘Vinyl’

Famed Director Martin Scorsese and Rolling Stones’ frontman Mick jagger have teamed up on a 9-part HBO series focusing on New York’s “drug and sex-fueled music business as punk and disco were breaking out.” Set during the 1970’s and titled ‘Vinyl,’ the long-in-the-works series reunites the two artistic legends after Scorsese’s Rolling Stone’s “A Bigger Bang” tour documentary, ‘Shine A Light.’ The series will star ‘Boardwalk Empire’s‘ Bobby Cannavale as American Century Records president Richie Finestra, forced into a “life-changing decision” amidst ever-evolving ’70s music scene. Olivia Wilde (‘House’, ‘Tron: Legacy’) will portray Finestra’s wife Devon, a former actress and model. Rounding ... Read more

Awakenings Descends On New York City For North American Debut

Since 1997, Holland’s long-running outdoor music festival Awakenings has been a go-to destination for techno lovers around the globe. On September 4 & 5, Awakenings will make its way across the Atlantic for its North American debut with a stage at ELECTRIC ZOO: TRANSFORMED. The artists who will make up the stage’s lineup represent a sampling of what Awakenings present at their massive flagship June festival just outside Amsterdam. At Electric Zoo, techno fans can experience the debut of Get Real, the pairing of legendary techno producer and DJ Green Velvet with Claude Von Stroke, a live performance from Henrik Schwarz and ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Curses

“Europe still reigns. America is learning though. Rapidly.” Curses is the late-night moniker of renowned producer Luca Venezia. Infusing dark House & Techno influences with ambient and cinematic soundscapes, Curses makes music that works in all settings and transcends genres. Residing in his studio for some time, Curses returned to the spotlight in full force during the Summer of 2013 with breakout single ‘So Good’ released on Marble Recordings. Heavily supported on radio, online and in club, helping establish Curses’ reputation both locally as internationally. By spring 2014 Curses was in demand. With a residency at Brooklyn’s Verboten nightclub and ... Read more

Mix #041 by Travmatic

Travis Higgins aka Travmatic has been DJing for around 5 years. Creator of Kaviar Disco Club with Beto Cravioto throwing parties in New York City, he’s played alongside Tanner Ross, Jesse Rose, Simian Mobile Disco, Claptone, Homework and many others at various venues in NYC, Miami, and Montreal. His productions have started getting attention with 2 EPs coming out with Marosy in early 2012 on NYC’s Plant Music and Dither Down Records, along with various official remix projects. Two of these tracks are debuted in this mix alongside some recent tracks and a few dance classics. Enjoy! <3 www.soundcloud.com/travmatic www.facebook.com/kaviardiscoclub ... Read more