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It’s New Year’s Eve and here in NYC it’s impossible to figure out what to do. Clearly, Times Square is out, unless you are insane. But with the amount of amazing events dotted across the city we thought we would put together our top picks to make tonight memorable! Check out our choices below and have a safe and happy New Year!

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**UPDATE** We’ll be giving away 1 pair of tickets to OMFG! NYE in Los Angeles but time is of the essence! Be sure to follow the instructions in the punchtab embed below for your best chance of winning. To really up your odds, share your specific link at the end to earn even more entries by allowing your friends to use your user specific link. We hope everyone had a killer holiday season and we’d love to ring in the new year with YOU! Continue Reading

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This year’s SNOWGLOBE MUSIC FESTIVAL is proving to offer one of the biggest lineups to date, boasting 3 days of the best in electronic, indie, hip hop and much more. The festival each night ends well before midnight (with the exception of NYE), but thats when the official LATE NIGHT PARTIES begin! Each night of the festival both Showroom and BLU of the Montbleu Casino will host 2 different events for both the 18+ and 21+ crowds. We’ve been given the exclusive announcement to release the late night party schedule….. follow below to see what’s in store!

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This Friday, December 6th, your favorite GDD™ DJs will be invading “the cellar” of Sankeys – one of the world’s biggest names in clubbing – spankin’ new New York City home. Bones, Burn Unit, and Troy Kurtz, joined by a few of our New York friends and family, who also happened to join us when we curated the Wide Awake Art Car for Electric Daisy Carnival NYC earlier this year, Kromo & Vish, as well as Sean Glass.

Having recently had the chance to do a walk-through of the venue during daylight hours, let me just say that I can’t wait to see this place with the lights down low, packed with beautiful, drunk, sweaty people and filled with loud, pumping, sexy music.

We couldn’t feel more privileged to be aligning with our friends behind NYC’s notorious Party For No Reason events and such a storied franchise in Sankeys, world-reknown for being purveyors of cutting-edge music at their Manchester, UK location (voted in recent years as the #1 club in the world by DJ Mag) and their Ibiza outpost (which hosted the Dirtybird weekly residency this summer, among other things).

Oh, and the best part? Simply RSVP via email to
RSVP@partyfornoreason.com
for FREE admission!

We’ll see you underground.

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Harvard Bass says in life you must “Stay True”… to who you are. And in this case “Stay True” to the music you live and love and then release it on a label that has never wavered.

After slaving away in the studio this year, our friend and favorite Victor Hugo aka Harvard Bass is set to release his debut album STAY TRUE this Monday, November 25th. It was a no-brainer for him to choose Relief Records as it’s home, the Chicago-based label owned by techno legend Green Velvet (whom he has collaborated with on ‘Lazer Beams’, ‘Kickin It’, ‘Sinkhole’ and his forthcoming ‘Bucket Boys’).

Starting tonight in San Diego, Harvard Bass kicks off a series of parties to celebrate the album dropping next week. Each party is planned to have several of his friends and special guests play sets, which is making for some exciting lineups all weekend long. The best part – ALL PARTIES ARE FREE!

11.21 – The Office – San Diego, CA
11.22 – La Mija – Tijuana, MX
11.24 – Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA

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Our friends at LED, Topshelf, AM Only, SMOG, and Massiv are putting on a 3-date mini-tour of Southern California in a couple of weeks, with Los Angeles residents 12th Planet, AC Slater and Clicks&Whistles providing the bass-heavy tunage in Pomona, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Massiv has promised special guests for the tour, and today, they’ve announced that DMC champ, DJ Craze, will be joining the boys for the show at the Fonda Theater December 1st. To celebrate the announcement, Craze has put together a killer mix that has gotten us genuinely excited for the show, with everything from Barrington Levy to Sub Focus getting thrown in the mix. Make sure to get tickets to these shows (Pomona, LA, SD) before they sell out, and have a listen to the wonders of Craze below.

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It’s difficult to master multiple forms of music, but Brooklyn-based Machinedrum is one of those enigmas who has consistently produced quality tunes within the worlds of Jungle, Footwork, R&B, Pop, and more for years. Taking part in successful collaborative side projects such as Jets with Jimmy Edgar, Sepalcure with Praveen Sharma, and Dream Continuum with Om Unit has allowed him to expand his musical horizons as well, all while finding even more time to produce Pop hits for the likes of Azealia Banks and Theophilus London. To say he’s a busy man would be an understatement.

Just this weekend, he was deservedly tapped by Pete Tong for the glorified Essential Mix on BBC’s Radio 1, including a hefty amount of his own material, from solo work to collaborations. Also notable in this selection are unreleased tunes from Machinedrum featuring MASSIVE names like Kanye West, Pusha T, Bun B, E-40, Lil’ Flip (do I need to keep going???). Get ready to move your feet a little bit. √+

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Tomorrow New York gets a special treat when GDD homie Burn Unit rolls into the Big Apple for a few days and we are gonna party for no reason! Turn up, come hang and if you just can’t wait for Saturday night, check my weekend party picks below!

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Friday 11/15

Solidisco, Codes and Sean Glass @ Cielo

Kevin Saunderson and Justin Miller @ Le Bain

Saturday 11/15

Slow Knights feat Del Marquis of Scissor Sisters @Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Party For No Reason Feat. Burn Unit, Kromo and Sean Glass @Tribeca Grand

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November friends! This weekend, I travel up to San Francisco to play at Harlot alongside our favorite lady DJ, Anna Lunoe. To get the festivities started, we bring you to our second edition of the not-so-serious GDD Quick-hitter interview. Instead of the textbook bullroar, we asked Anna (5) questions on the lighter side, giving you a down-to-earth response from the climbing aussie DJ and producer… just for the jokes.

GDD: What was the first dance/electronic song you heard growing up?
AL: Underworld “Born Slippy” is a song that I remember getting very strong feelings for at a really young age. I had probably heard some early nineties pop house like Rhythm of the NIght etc before that but I remember the chords of Born Slippy really pulling me in and then the drop was so straight tough – made me appreciate the magic of repetitive loud music. A great life lesson.

GDD: Before producing/DJing what did you see yourself doing/becoming?
AL: I wanted to interview musicians on the radio and tv. Classic shadow creative move.

GDD: Most embarrassing moment at a gig you played?
AL: I cant think of anything major but thats not to say it hasnt happened. I probably just blocked it out… CDs stopping and stuff like that isn’t even embarrassing to me so It would need to be somekind of fall or something but (knock on wood) It hasn’t happened yet….

GDD: If you could go b2b with any celebrity who would it be?
AL: It’s a toss up between Beyonce, Rajon Rondo and Paul Rudd.

GDD: Name one thing you love about San Francisco…. and are you excited for this weekend’s show @ Harlot?
AL: Every show i have ever done in san fran has pretty much ruled so Djing is my favorite thing to do there. A bad san fran show cannot happen. I wont allow it. I can’t wait!

*Don’t miss Anna Lunoe w/ Bones, this Saturday 11/16 @ Harlot San Francisco!
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