The day after Electric Zoo comes to a conclusion… Chuckie's Dirty Dutch and Erick Morillo's Subliminal Sessions invade Governors Island September 3rd, 2012 with support from Sympho Nympho and BetaTraxx. Two substantially different genres in one place. Something for everyone. Going to be wild!
07/07/2012 - Alesso is one of the youngest talents in EDM and did it big as possible for his 21st birthday. He started off with a day party at Governors Island with labelmate Otto Knows and co-prodigy Arty. As if partying all day at one of NYC's perfect venues for an outdoor summer rager, he continued with the same crew and performed yet again at Pacha NYC throughout the night. Turning 21 usually means you finally get to hit up the club and lose that alias but due to Alesso's massive musical talent this youngster has been rocking clubs for the past two years. And boy oh boy was Pacha NYC rocking all night till the wee morning hours. Otto Knows took to the booth first and had an exceptionally amazing performance dropping his very own Million Voices a huge track from the Swedish youngster this year and his brand new remix of Dada Life's Kick Out The Epic with numerous other bangers. Up next was soiree life of the party, Alesso, who played a range of music consisting of a handful of ID's, African Drop, Calling, and much much more. And last but not least Arty played a beautiful set including his new remix to Zedd's Spectrum which is set for release via Beatport on July 31st.
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.
06/09/2012 - One of the best features summer has to offer is how long it stays bright out and how much more you enjoy yourself at a day party. Like clockwork, Benny Benassi & Friends made their way to Governors Island for what looks like an up and coming NYC summer tradition. I arrived on the island in the mists of Bingo Players dropping their legendary "Rattle" and of course, like any other concert goer… made a beeline to center stage! With a slight overcast throughout the day it prevented the venue from overheating along with a magnificent sunset and beautiful illuminated view of Manhattan's skyline. Bingo Players did their thing warming up the decks for colleague Hardwell like true champions with a plethora of their own bangers.
Hardwell took to the stage at what most people would consider the epitome of a sundown set. With the entire establishment already in party mode from Bingo Players amazing performance, Hardwell kicked it into gear and raised the roof. The entire tent was bathing in sunlight rocking to an unorthodox versatile set Hardwell is known for. Keeping ragers on their toes the entire time and featuring my man, Yeezy, in a fresh new bootleg.
Finally, the overlord of EDM; Benny Benassi took to his throne. With the crowd roaring out of control before he even powers up his CDJs… Benny throws his hands up in the air to pump up the party and gets right to work. Bass… and lots of it. I've seen Benny Benassi three times this year and not once has his set been even slightly similar to what he gave the crowd last Saturday. Switching it up with all different sorts of mixes and edits flowing Laidback Luke edits into Skrillex edits along with unreleased material and loads of great selections… with Benny displaying his signature happy as can be smile the entire time. The man clearly loves what he does and thats a huge reason why he is so successful. It's not work if you love doing it. These great artists really did bring the soiree to Governors Island and started my summer off amazing with this beach party. And to top it off… they were serving an ill choice of beer; Magic Hat. 10 out of 10.
Feel So Close (Benny Benassi Remix) by Calvin Harris
Mixmash frontman Laidback Luke returns to Governors Island with Super You&Me crew Datsik, Tommy Trash, PeaceTreaty, and Oliver Twizt this July to throw one of the best parties of this summer at one of New York City's summer hotspots. So clear your schedules for Saturday, June 16, 2012 (and the day after) because with Made Event behind a venue so legendary… were talking highlight of summer 2012.
This event runs from 4:00pm to 12:00am and is an 18+ event.