Friday, February 15, 2013

Thank You Universe


Thursday, February 14, 2013




WAVEFRONT, A THREE-DAY ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC FESTIVAL, WILL RETURN
TO CHICAGO’S MONTROSE BEACH ON JULY 5, 6 & 7, 2013

BREAKING WAVE PRE-SALE TICKETS GO ON SALE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 AT 11 A.M. CST / 12 NOON EST

[VIDEO] WAVEFRONT MUSIC FESTIVAL 2012 AFTERMOVIE - WATCH IT NOW!

Photo Credit: Darkroomdemons.com

Wavefront Music Festival, a three-day summer beachfront music festival headlined by the world’s top electronic dance music artists, will return to the shores of Lake Michigan at Chicago’s picturesque Montrose Beach.  The Windy City’s first and only beachfront festival will be held Friday, July 5, Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7, 2013.   A limited number of Breaking Wave pre-sale tickets will go on sale for a special discounted price ($75 for a 3-Day General Admission Pass) at 11 a.m. CST/ 12 noon EST on Friday, February 15 at www.WavefrontMusicFestival.com.

Sign up now for the Wavefront mailing list to receive special Breaking Wave pre-sale ticket info at www.wavefrontmusicfestival.com.

In 2012, in its inaugural year when it was only two days long, more than 40,000 high-energy fans trekked across the country to see the jam-packed line up of premier artists including Art Department, Boys Noize, Duck Sauce (A-Trak & Armand Van Helden), Eric Prydz, Erick Morillo, Guy Gerber, James Murphy & Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem, Matthew Dear, MSTRKRFT, Sasha, and Visionquest.  The 2013 talent line-up will be announced in forthcoming months on Wavefront’s website, via Twitter @WavefrontFest, and on Wavefront’s Facebook page.

In 2012, Wavefront gained widespread credibility among the electronic music community when its producers booked a dynamic range of artists from traditional to underground house and techno.  Time Out Chicago wrote, “For the heads who were in search of quality, they found it in spades.” In addition, NBC 5 (WMAQ-TV Chicago) named Wavefront, “one of the top five parties of 2012.”

New this year the festival’s producers will enhance the experience by featuring four stages showcasing the best performers in the world, covering the entire gamut of electronic dance music, including house, techno, dubstep, trance, electro, indie, and beyond.

“Music fests and the beach scene are synonymous with Chicago summers. With Chicago’s heritage as the birthplace to house music, our talent bookers at Wavefront respect our city’s legacy,” says Brandon Carone of 4 Headed Productions, the group behind the festival.

Single day General Admission and VIP ticketing options will be announced soon. To keep up with breaking news and line-up announcements, be sure to stay connected:


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Review: Output Club NY

WELCOME OUT PUT TO THE NEIBORHOOD!



Photo of the exterior before it was purchased.

Location - N 12th and Wythe





Output Club
Address:  74 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (Greenpoint)
Online:  www.outputclub.com
Email:  input@outputclub.com
MTA Stop: Nassau on the G

Details
   · The name is "Output"
   · 452 person-capacity main club
   · A back room and rooftop area
   · Funktion One sound
   · Full bar
   · Some type of dining component ??? TBD
   · Techno and house music

     Sound 5 STARS
     Venue 5 STARS
     Lighting 5 STARS
     Ambiance 5 STARS
     Staff 4.5 STARS

The sound is crisp all around and it's a big space. Sounds great on BOTH floors. The best Funktion One SOUND in NYC!

The door is strict so don't be a cheesy person or piss them off and you'll be fine to get in.

Plenty of seating and no you don 't need a bottle to sit!!!!!  SAY WHAT! NO BOTTLE SERVICE!

The space is HUGE! and I hear its got a roof top for summer, can't wait.

But what about the lighting? it's warm and red and its not over powering its just right. Non of that nasty fake smog either. Oh and the best part is there is a panel of LEDs that runs along the second floor railing it changes color. There is another panel of lights that looks similar to the infamous Watergate in Berlin, that runs across the top.

So if you know your shit, Output is the closest to Berlin in the USA, as your gonna get.

Do yourself a favor and forget about bringing your camera, it's all about the experience. Do be lamer and pull out your phones. NO RECORDING ALLOWED! Thank the heavens and stars. Night clubs today are over saturated with 101 photographers taking pictures.

Just, GET LOST IN THE MUSIC!    



UPDATE 2/05/13: My ass just got handed to me because I posted photos of the club interior so I've taken them down.  SORRY! MY BAD! figured it was ok since the photo looked like it was super official thats what i get for ripping of the internet.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Remembering BPM 2013 - PART I

What I Did

So this is pretty much what I actually made it to… I think i did alot for 7 days that I was there.

::Day::
8th - Life & Death @ Canibal Royale
9th - After’s at the condo , Jacuzzi, Chill, Sleep
10th - Luciano @ Coco Maya Upstairs
11th - Culprit VS Leftroom @ Mamitas
12th - ADID @ Mamita's
13th - Xel-Ha Water Park
14th - Papaya Playa

: Night :
8th - Hanging out @ Friend's Jacuzzi
9th - Hot Creation @ Coco Maya
10th - Dj Harvey @ Santanera
11th - Dixon @ Coco Maya
12th - Rebel Rave @ Blue Vendao and Super Freq @ Santanera
13th - Shopping on 5ta Ave and Tulum
14th - Touch of Class in Tulum


What I Missed

I missed a bunch of stuff, but at some point you realize that you really can’t
do it all.

I regret not going to the Robot Heart Villa Party, but it’s OK, because Some how after Hot Creations we got suck into after hours in the upstairs patio of Coco Maya, we were mooching off some Mexican guy’s bottle whom we nicknamed “El Capitan”. While Luciano was surprisingly not playing the “Mariachi Latino Techno” as he usually does at WMC. So on the plus side, we got to chill with some cool locals and it was BP-freetime.
"El Capitan" our sponsor that morning on the far left.
I’m also sad I missed the Verboten villa afterparty. I hear it was by far the sickest villa in town. I got to hand it to Verboten – they know how to travel in style for sure.

My Favs

Dixon #1

By far my favorite set of the entire BPM week was Dixon. So there’s Dixon
and everyone else pretending to DJ. He’s in a league of his own and looks
prim and proper doing it with his button up t-shirt dropping Tiga - Plush (Ame remix)
that go like this… “I don’t need a CALCULATOR… to tell me I’m going to see
you later” So we are dancing our asses off and we look to the table on the
left of us and wouldn’t you know it! There’s an old-school solar-powered
calculator. Really?!? Another WTF moment – like: where did that come from?



Innervisions was great from beginning to end. Larry did a great job opening,
playing some of his own productions. The transitions from one artist to the
next were cohesive and musically it all made sense as a whole.



Other highlights
Culprit vs. Leftroom @ Mamitas – Jozif and Droog, and everyone else was on point too actually
Rebel Rave @ Blue Venado
Touch of Class @ Tulum Ruins – Jonny Cruz is a rising star, keep a close eye on this guy
ADID @ Mamitas – Lee Bu always goes out of his way to make any venue look amazing, true  production value
Going to Papaya Playa Project in Tulum
Hot Creations @ Coco Maya –  Anabel singing live was pretty dope, girl is on fire.



What I liked about BPM

Ahhhhh…. beautiful sunrises and sunsets by the beach! Music beach side – that’s the best
that BPM has to offer. I like basking in the sun and going from disco to disco
what’s not to like really.

You can really go at your own pace during BPM. You can chill and do things
outside the festival and believe me – there is a lot to do. Or you can just stick
to party mode.

Playa del Carmen has so much to offer: beaches; food; Mayan Ruins;
adventure water parks (Xplor , Xel-ha, Excaret); and spas. When you
combine all this with a background of good music, you’re bound to have a
good time.

Playa del Carmen is really close to Tulum, and if you make it to BPM visiting Tulum is a must. Decompression zone in Tulum! I'll get more into Tulum later on.

The BPM Dancers  get a big shout out those guys were hilarious, running around with the GAINT LETTERS ON THERE HEADS, popping out at you when you were the most drunk or high or who knows what. Adding to a very festive vibe.










MORE TO BE CONTINUED...




Saturday, January 19, 2013

Marvellous Island

Hmmm?  a festival in Paris...  sounds very tempting. It happens to be the first electronic music festival in Paris. Below is a rough translation I grabbed it from there Facebook page.

STAY CONNECTED: http://www.facebook.com/marvellous.island.festivalTHE ✰ ✰ ✰ Ⓜ Ⓐ Ⓡ Ⓥ Ⓔ Ⓛ Ⓛ Ⓞ Ⓤ Ⓢ ✰ ✰ ✰ LINE-UP (More TBA soon)Seth Troxler ---- (Visionquest)JAMIE JONES ---- (Hot Creations)DAMIAN LAZARUS ---- (Crosstown Rebels)ART DEPARTMENT ---- (Crosstown Rebels)PAN-POT ---- (Mobilee)M.A.N.D.Y. ---- (Get Physical)TALE OF U.S. ---- (Life and Death)Audiofly ---- (Flying Circus)GUY GERBER (live) ---- (Supplement Facts Records / Flying Circus)ANJA SCHNEIDER ---- (Mobilee)RYAN CROSSON ---- (Visionquest)MIGUEL CAMPBELL ---- (Hot creations / Outcross Records)dOP (live) ---- (Circus Company)WANKELMUT ---- (Get Physical)Daniel Bortz ---- (Suol / Pastamusik)RICHY ---- AHMED (Hot Creations)CAT'N'DOGZ (live) ---- (Get Physical)ROBERT JAMES ---- (Hot Creations)SEBO K ---- (Mobilee)---- CLOCKWORK (Life and death / Hot Creations)JAY HAZE ---- (Fuckpony)SUBB ---- AN (Crosstown Rebels / One Records)Deniz Kurtel (live) ---- (Crosstown Rebels)BAKERMAT (live) ---- (Be Yourself Music)January BLOMQVIST (live) ---- (Stil vor Talent / Dantze)FRANCESCA ---- LOMBARDO (Crosstown Rebels)BLOODY MARY ---- (Dame-Music)WAFF ---- (Hot Creations)NICO PUSCH ---- (040 Recordings / pure records)VINCENT CHICHA ---- (IDN)ANDRADE ---- (Bass Culture / Street Knowledge)LOUCA ---- (Flavour Records / Vibes Agency / Time has changed)VICTOR PETROÏ ---- (Flavour Records / Vibes Agency)DAVID Reyner ---- (Vibes agency)50 to 70 & MORE ARTISTS TO BE ARRIVED ...LABEL'S NIGHT:

SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY 10 YEARS CROSSTOWN REBELS- DAMIAN Lazarius

- ART DEPARTMENT
- AN SUBB- Deniz Kurtel (live)
- FRANCESCA LOMBARDO

HOT CREATIONS- JAMIE JONES

- MIGUEL CAMPBELL
- RICHY AHMED
- ROBERT JAMES
- WAFF

GET PHYSICAL Vs FLYING CIRCUS- M.A.N.D.Y
- GUY GERBER (live)
- Audiofly
- WANKELMULT
- CATZ'N DOGZ (live)
- CLOCKWORK

MOBILEE- ANJA SCHNEIDER
- PAN-POT
- SEBO K

VIBES AGENCY- DAVID Reyner
- LOUCA- VICTOR PETROÏ


ALL INFORMATION ON OUR FAN PAGE:https://www.facebook.com/marvellous.island.festival

DATES:

Tuesday, May 7 (Eve holiday): 6:00 p.m. to 6:00
Wednesday, May 8 (Holidays): 3:00 p.m. to 6:00
Thursday, May 9 (Holidays): 3:00 p.m. to 6:00
Friday, May 10: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00S
aturday, May 11: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00

LOCATION: Coming soon ...

Approach MARVELLOUS ISLAND FESTIVAL:

Many European capitals (Berlin, London, Madrid, Amsterdam, Brussels ...) have already adopted the excitement of electronic music for years, also deserved his first Paris festival at the height of the evolution of this musical.

Our approach is to reinvent the meeting of electronic music lovers, as well as labels or collective fans and transport in a parallel art world.


AND MANY SURPRISES TO COME!