Two colossal events at Pacha NYC in one weekend. John Dahlback heads over to Pacha NYC on June 30, 2012 for the second time this year to take this thing back. He is bringing along major support with Deniz Koyu, who has had an outstanding year, and last but certainly not least an illuminarti favorite, Gina Turner!
06/22/2012- Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano are rapidly rising through the ranks in EDM. Their talent truly makes them the most promising artists in the industry. Starting their set off fresh with Joe Brunning's "Let Me See You Work" really set the tempo of their set for the entire night. SJRM have played at Pacha NY before so taking control of the reigns of the bass infused lair feels like second nature to these entertainers. Watching these guys perform you realize the bond they have is one of a kind. They work perfectly together never disturbing one anthers workflow, flawless. The epitome of dynamic duo. With a few ties to Size Records, it leaves no mystery as to why they dropped their refixxx to Swedish House Mafia's "Antidote". They continued to bless the crowd with an all time favorite "Tribeca" bootlegged with Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" Acapella. Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano played an ID featuring a vocal pronouncing "DRUMS" and then an epic drop later on revealing it is a new collaboration with Chocolate Puma. Finishing off their set around 5:30 in the morning with the anthem "Lethal Industry". I know I don't speak for myself when I say I am eager to see what Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano have in store for their Amazone Project…
On July 6th and July 7th Atlantic City is going to be granted the presence of the greatest rapper in the game. Kanye West will be taking over the Ovation Hall at Revel Resorts. Saying this is going to be the best show ever is like me telling you the Sun is hot. It's blatantly obvious. Kanye West just ended his Europe "Watch The Throne" tour with Jay-Z less then a week ago and with barely any downtime, he is right back at it. Not only one date, but two. Just goes to show you that Kanye West really does care about his fan and wants as many as he can possibly get to see this show. This is Yeezy's first US solo appearance since Coachella 2011 and his first solo show in Atlantic City EVER. Select seats are still available and I would grab those in a split second if I was you.
06/16/2012 - The ferry arrived at Governors Island with just enough time to get settled in for Tommy Trash's set. Arriving the weekend before for Benny Benassi & Friends show around 4:00pm I realized you hit the longest line from that time until 6:00pm. If you arrive after 6:00pm the ferry and line to get into the venue are a breeze. So check your set times and make champion decision and execute them. Tommy Trash took to his podium promptly bearing a yellow "Super You & Me" cape and played a heroic set that took flight. Tommy Trash dropped anvils on his audience and even had enough skill to head bang a bit and pop bottles while he did it. Multi-tasking at it's finest if you ask me. Tommy Trash has his own genre when it comes to his unique sound, almost like if a chain-saw and a musical instrument met and had a hybrid offspring. A sound easily identified and instantly classified as some sort of music creation from Tommy Trash. He played an evenly distributed set; some of of his stuff and some other material ranging from Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, and Nicky Romero, and a ton of remixes. This guy really knows how to party he even showed up at Pacha NYC later on that night to join Liv & Mim Nervo & Norman Doray on stage while they did their thing; another jaw dropping performance.
As darkness fell on Governors Island Datsik posted up on the decks emulating The Green Hornet. He grasped hold of the crowd buzzing fresh off a Tommy Trash performance and yearning for a dose of decibels. The order of performances worked out very well but it could have worked out even better if Tommy Trash & Datsik switched slots. Creating a more fluid transition from set to set. Datsik dropped extreme hardcore dustup bombs and gave the crowd what they were asking for. Datsik saluted numerous artists including himself with his selection spinning songs such as Gold Dust, The License, Hold On, All I Do Is Win, and much more.
This was my first time seeing Laidback Luke perform ever and at last, the finale was here. Super You & Me head honcho Laidback Luke graced his disciples with the best performance of all night. Obviously, it's his party and he has been doing it since before most of y'all were born… what did you expect? He played an amazing sensory overload set consisting of one banger after the next. Rocking his red, white, blue, and teflon custom fan made super hero costume built for agility so LBL could still bust out his robotic dance moves all night. I was backstage when one of my favorite songs "How We Do" (Laidback Luke's Dirty Remix) by Rita Ora came on and had to snag a video. I actually ran into Luke's new fiance Gina Turner backstage and snapped a picture of her costume as well. Check it out in the Facebook photo album. He played a well picked assortment of tracks but an amazing amount of Laidback Luke classic creations including Turbulence, We Are the Stars, Better Off Alone, Leave the World Behind, and Speak Up.
Afrojack kicked off his 'Jacked' America Tour a few days ago and lands at Pacha NYC with cronies R3hab and Quintino this Thursday, June 28, 2012. This is going to be one of the best nights at Pacha this summer and is going to be off the van de Wall. Get your tickets while you can.
Owe-owe. Owe-owe. Gina Turner kicks off her brand new record label Turn It Records with one of her own elegant production. Gina is known for her unique sound and I'm sure her new label will have tons of electrify material. Giovanna (Original MIx) has a nice urban thumping percussion feel to it that would have any club grooving all night. A true masterpiece. Gina also brought in upcoming artist Van Toth in for the remix who puts his spin on Giovanna and creates a brand new feel to the already amazing creation. The record is available exclusively on Beatport on June 26, 2012. Grab it when it drops and show your friends. Stay tuned with Turn It Records for more stuff like this!
06/16/2012 - I arrived at Pacha NYC as some of the most beautiful talent in EDM took control of the booth. The Nervo Twins give off amazingly happy vibes with their perky personalities and flawless smiles but don't let that fool you… The Nervo Twins really know how to get down to business. Liv and Mim have accomplished some real cool stuff the ordinary fan wouldn't know like they began their career as songwriters with Sony/ATV Music Publishing writing songs for Kelly Rowland, Kesha, and the Pussycat Dolls and last year they toured with Brittany Spears. With pop connections like that and teaming up with Afrojack, Avicii, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike on other projects, these gals are versatile enough to do it up REAL big. The girls played a highly amusing set including tracks from Sandro Silva, Marco V, and Tiesto along with productions of their own.
I Love You So (Acapella) w/ Zero 76 by Tiesto
After Nervo turned the crowd topsy turvy it was now Norman Doray's turn. He grabbed hold of the decks in the early hours of Friday morning and got it cooking like clockwork. Tommy Trash & PeaceTreaty made an appearance after their performance with Laidback Luke at his Super You & Me Governors Island party. Bringing the crowd right into full rage mode. This was the first stop of Norman Doray's USA Tour and really show cased how radical the rest of his stops will be. Norman has been a round for a good period of time playing beside Swedish House Mafia at Pacha Ibiza almost every monday and played a big support role on Steve Angello's "Size Matters" tour. It's cool to see a guys like this working really hard headlining big venues. He played a wide variety of music including some of his own brand spanking new material.
In My Mind featuring Georgi Kay (Axwell Cut) by Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl