After being burdened by finals at the RMBA Culture Clash two years ago (where Dim Mak, Stones Throw, SMOG, and Dub Club battled with an achingly close win by Stones Throw over SMOG), the second I heard of the clash returning, I was all in. As a 100% admitted fan-girl of the stuff that Friends of Friends teamers Salva, Shlohmo, Groundislava, and Jerome LOL are pushing I was really excited to see them competing, but as we all know my blood is infused with SMOG. So my fate for the evening is sealed.
Last Friday I went out to Roseland Ballroom to catch Boys Noize, Spank Rock and UZ on the New York stop of Ridha’s first live American tour. I love me some Acid House and Techno, and the German phenom has been one of my favorites for as long as I can remember, so seeing a brand new show from him was a must! See what’s different after the jump…
Last Saturday we stopped by the uber packed and swanky basement club, Tenjune, in New York’s famous Meatpacking District to chat with Josh and Aden of Feenixpawl. The Australian duo is probably best known for their collaboration with Ivan Gough, “In My Mind” but their other productions are just as captivating. Make sure to see our interview to find out their funny nervous habits, thoughts on the ARIA Awards and upcoming releases!
HARD returned to NYC (and LA) this past weekend to bring us a bangin’ showcase of Wolfgang Gartner, Proxy, L-Vis 1990 and Popeska at Terminal 5. Already a huge fan of HARD events, I jumped at the chance to see this power lineup and to finally get a glimpse of Wolf’s awesome stage production that I kept hearing about from his Love & War tour.
Photo Credit: Kevin Dudelson
35,000 people were on hand this past Saturday to attend the first ever Hard Presents: Day Of the Dead festival in downtown Los Angeles. The lineup was one of the most eclectic we have seen of any Hard Event and we could not wait to see how it turned out.
A week ago I hit up The Presets at Terminal 5 for an interview and to check out their show. Catch the review of their live performance and news on what they will be up to in the future, what they plan on wearing for Halloween (sexy nurse anyone?) and their thoughts on the EDM surge in America and upcoming Techno album below!
CMJ rolled through town last weekend and we got a taste of almost everything the city-wide festival had to offer. However, one showcase in particular rose above the others in a party I soon won’t forget….
It was a perfect fall night as I walked a few blocks from my Manhattan apartment to the Hammerstein Ballroom at 34th and 8th Ave, listening to my newest downloads and getting pumped for the night. Justice was in the Big Apple and you better believe I was going to see them…no matter what.