10/05/2012 - Recently, I have seen Porter Robinson & Zedd perform at Electric Zoo, Roseland Ballroom, and Pacha NYC, so basically every style venue respectively speaking. Although this review is only on my experience at Pacha NYC, I think it pretty much sums up all three shows considering their mixing style and song selection was outrageously similar throughout. My standards are higher then average and I know most concert goers in the greater New York area are spoiled with top tier DJs spinning at multiple establishments just blocks away on any given night of the week.
Porter Robinson & Zedd are both very capable of making massive house tracks, as we all know from previous productions. However, these two, along with so many other DJ/producers fall comfortable to producing music using the same BPMs and similar sounds, if not the same sound, in many of their songs. Sure, that whiney growling sound does make for a great drop in songs such as Unison or Shave It, but use the sound once and get rid of it, or at least don't use it again until people forget a little bit. Enduring four hours of the Pacha sound system growling at me got boring after a while, so I decided to venture down into the Pacha pit to spice up my night. The songs these two produce are just too similar which reflects in the sets they perform together. I liked how Pacha NYC held Erick Morillo and Chuckie at the same event because how different their music is from each other. There was something for everyone.
Although the night got off to a rough start as the night progressed the show got better. I got to hear a Gangnam Style Bootleg featuring PSY, a song you have heard in some form numerous the past few weeks if you listen to music. I also heard a remix to Porter Robinson's 100% in the Bitch that was nearly as good as the original, which I didn't think was possible. If you've seen Porter Robinson lately you've probably heard the song Believe Me (Botnek Remix) by AC Slater & Xaphoon Jones, which is a tune sporting a jungle vibe definitely worth downloading. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed numerous tracks within the duos set but was just expecting more then what I got. Some of the best tracks I could not identify during the night are probably Porter Robinson or Zedd productions. Overall, I think Porter Robinson & Zedd are great producers that need to spice up performances along with some other DJs and add a little more variety in production style of their songs.
Porter Robinson and Zedd did work at the Electric Zoo After Party at Roseland Ballroom. This tour is dead on. Seeing both of them perform together was pretty cool and I can see a lot coming from this partnership. Friday, October 5, 2012 is the date Poseiden The Back to Back tour touches down at Pacha NYC! Going to be one of those nights for sure.
Hardwell, Zedd, Bart B More, and Treasure Fingers hit up Roseland Ballroom for some after hours fun with Electric Zoo Official After-parties on Sunday, September 2, 2012. Get your General Admission tickets for $45 while you still can!
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…
Made Event is proud to announce the Phase 2 lineup for Electric Zoo 2012, adding more artists to the three-day festival headlined by David Guetta on Friday, Axwell on Saturday and Tiësto on Sunday. Electric Zoo: New York’s Electronic Music Festival takes place over Labor Day Weekend on August 31, September 1 and September 2 at Randall's Island Park, NYC. With the world’s best electronic DJs and live acts gathering once again to play the freshest beats and hottest summer jams, Electric Zoo continues to be New York’s music event of the year.