John Dahlback returns to Pacha NYC this Friday, September, 14, 2012 with support from Danny Avila & Oliver Twizt. JD always gives an eclectic performance pleasing to mutants all shapes and sizes. Mutant Records is a gnarly collection of mental productions. Oliver Twizt is an OG in this game and I am eager to see some more trap music from this guy and and I'm sure everyone remembers his remix to Afrojack's Polkadots…
06/30/2012 - Gina Turner started off the gala at Pacha NYC around 10:00PM, a fresh change up from her usual early morning fiestas. GT has ben one of my favorite DJs since I saw her open for Tiesto in Asbury Park Convention Hall back in July 2010 and she just keeps getting better! She is the king of tech/minimal house and really knows how to read her audience whether she is opening, headlining, or closing. Gina Turner's performances always display how up she stays on the illest tracks out there and never forgets to customize the experience for every show. If you can identify all the songs GT plays… you are quite the talented ID'ing extraordinaire.
Gina Turner has BIG BIG plans for her new label Turn It Records:
John Dahlback entered the booth around 1:00AM just when Gina Turner dropped Giovanna (Van Toth Remix) and took hold of the crowd as it played out. With the prime set time Dahlback knew exactly what to do with his time; go ham or go home. It took little to no time for JD turned the crowd into a full fledge ragging pit. Playing a tasteful assortment of tracks including a very noteworthy track "Take This Thing Back" by John Dahlback that found its home at Chris Lake's label Rising Music as a present for it's 50th release. Along with releasing on numerous labels JD has his own label Mutant Records, head over to their Soundcloud to see what Dahlback has in his silo.
As John Dahlback's unrivaled showcase came to an end it was now Deniz Koyu's turn to close out New York City's legendary venue; Pa-cha! Deniz Koyu played a great set with plenty of variety and really is having one hell of a year. With so many great remixes AND productions… you can tell DK's spot in EDM is on lockdown. As his most recent release on Refune Records "Bong" ripped through Pacha NYC's top notch sound system almost everyone in the establishment busted a move, churning up a dance storm that could last forever, perpetual motion device. All together an amazing trifecta performance by all three artists. Can't wait for my next opportunity to attend of of their shows.
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…
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.
06/16/2012 - 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