Ever since the Marquee Nightclub reopened in New York last month, people have been bugging me to go. Literally everyone…it’s kind of ridiculous how many people want me to review this place. Aside from other obligations, I don’t really have a reason for not going, except for the fact that it’s not really my scene and expensively-clad, drunk, assholes are annoying. I also always choose music over venue, so that’s just me. But, I finally decided to check the place out last Saturday while Gareth Emery was in town to perform. Find out what went down below…
For those out on the west coast, Cielo is a perfectly sized club in New York’s meatpacking district that easily has the best sound in the city, and arguably the country. Well, last month Cielo officially turned the big one-oh and celebrated with 10 amazing events and twice as much talent. Find out all about it after the jump!
Last week we sat down with Thomas Gold before his sold-out show at Roseland Ballroom. This show marked the end of his American Fanfare tour, and he definitely brought out all the stops. A ridiculous amount of lazers, a full drumline plus trumpeters playing the fanfare, sexy marching band clad dancers and his rockin’ tunes. Check out the interview below and find out what what you missed, why Thomas loves NYC and all the crazy things that happened on his tour!
Photos courtesy of Thomas Gold
2013 is without a doubt Trouble & Bass’ year. The Brooklyn-based label and DJ collective has so many upcoming releases and is making so many big moves that I had to chat with Luca Venezia of Drop The Lime fame and founder of the dark creative collective to make sure I had everything straight. And after witnessing the face melting awesomeness at their BASS CLASH event with Mixpak a few weeks ago, I’ve gotta say that these dark Dons are leaders in their field and definitely ones to watch.
Since a new year is one of the best excuses for celebration, many tend to make their plans far in advance. However, my optimism and a little procrastination got the best of me, and before I knew it, I was scrambling to solidify my plans in the afternoon on New Year’s Eve. Luckily, everything fell into place and I was ecstatic to begin 2013 at Insomniac‘s White Wonderland at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Last minute plans certainly don’t always work out as great as they did for my New Year’s Eve. Read how it all went down after the jump…
When you go out in the Big Apple, you don’t just go out….you go out with a vengeance. With a constant supply of excellent party options, party-hopping becomes an art that only the most hardy of partiers can properly perform. Well, as a tried and true “party animal” I started my New Years celebrations early and have the battle scars to prove it. Check out my insane NYE weekend after the jump and find out all the debauchery I got up to over the last few days…and don’t miss my chat with RUSKO about drugs, the holidays and his plan to release all his future music for free!
It’s been yet another great year for dance music, with continued integration into popular culture, another wave of burgeoning sub-genres and scores of fresh new producers and DJs. 2012 witnessed hundreds of thousands of event-goers setting new records across the globe for festivals and club-goers alike, and as the more commercial side of dance music reached millions through multiple mediums, sounds of the underground have become bolstered with more and more curious music lovers.
In our 4th year of existence here at GDD™, we’re happy to have another great year under our belts, and we’re even happier that you’ve been along for the ride with us. Our writers have put together a list of our favorites from the past 12 months — including any original, remix, artist, etc. that truly evoked a sense of passion for this industry that we adore.
Have a look below at what we applaud from 2012 as well as who we think will make some waves next year. A very Happy New Year to all of you. Be kind to each other, and remember to always dance dirty. Continue Reading
Last weekend, I decided that I just didn’t have enough disco in my life (I mean, can you ever really have enough disco?) ….and so I went in search of the perfect party to satisfy my craving. Luckily, I heard that Gigamesh was in town with back to back shows at The DL and the infamous Glasslands Gallery, and you bet I went to both! Find out what went down after the jump!
Down in Brooklyn, close to the water and slightly off the beaten path, lies the Glasslands Gallery. Glasslands is a favorite for people like myself who want to experience the music up close and personal, don’t mind dancing in a packed room full of young hipster types, like to make out in the photobooth and love to randomly rub shoulders with the artists before their sets. Well last week they put on another one of their occasional electronic music parties, bringing in a unique line up consisting of Bondax, Sweater Beats and Tony Quattro that I just had to expereince…catch my review after the jump: