OpenLab the renowned broadcasting Ibiza-based brand is launching an exciting new project, OffBeat. The weekly events series. Inviting acts include Daniel Avery, DJ Masda, Roman Flügel, Ivan Smagghe, and Optimo will all headline over the course of the summer.
OffBeat and OpenLab continue their miss to bring back the original vibes for which Ibiza first became famous. Founded by the late great Robert Miles and since reinvigorated by pioneering rave promoter and digital guru Quentin ‘TinTin' Chambers, OpenLab is a global twenty-four-seven culture platform based in Ibiza. The radio show broadcasts worldwide and on 104.4FM in Ibiza, OpenLab showcases a carefully curated selection of innovative, alternative electronic music and digital art. OffBeat looks to extend the platform's programming as we add live shows to the mix, delivering exciting DJ and AV performances.
With OffBeat OpenLab continues our mission to bring back the avant-garde eclecticism for which Ibiza first became famous. Coming from the phrase - "Off The Beaten Track" it will provide an exciting, authentic alternative to the homogenized superclubs. A home for artists and clubbers alike to enjoy extended sets, experience new visual art, and be part of an event where music curation, artistic freedom, and an inclusive policy sit center stage. OffBeat will be held every Friday at NUI (New Universe Ibiza), an intimate industrial space in the heart of the Arts District on the edge of Ibiza Town. OffBeat Complete with a finely tuned Function One sound system, late license, and canvas for creating immersive AV experiences, NUI will host OffBeat opening on June 16 till the end of the Ibiza season
The response to OffBeat has been overwhelming with an unreal selection of artists across multiple genres all putting their trust in the project from the outset. There are several artists for whom OffBeat will be their Ibiza debut and others returning after many years of disillusionment. See the full lineup below and go to OpenLab for more information and to register your interest. For the best Ibiza party experience to date.
North America’s biggest extravaganza week is officially here! Celebrating thirty years of raving and love and the installment of the Electric Daisy Carnival. The official EDC week will be packed with its infamous day club pool parties, hotel parties, EDC camp, pre-parties, after-parties, and pop-up rave shops. Boasting its most extensive insomniac events lineup in history inviting the biggest names in dance music and talented underground artists in the scene. The quality of the experience is the company’s top priority. Founded 30 years ago, Insomniac produces 10,000 concerts, club nights, and festivals for seven million attendees annually across the globe. The company’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, is the world’s largest dance music festival and attracts more than 525,000 fans over three days. The company was founded by Pasquale Rotella and has been based in Los Angeles since it was formed in 1993. In 2013, Insomniac partnered with global entertainment company Live Nation. This will help you guide and navigate throughout the entire week and weekend to the biggest events leading up to what’s supposed to be the largest audience in EDC history.
The Las Vegas premiere Dayclub Marquee recently release the full lineup of the EDC pool parties. The series of soirees alongside social media stalwarts The Tribes. From Wednesday, May 17 to Monday, May 22, the venue’s Full Bloom parties will host the likes of John Summit, Afrojack & Deorro, Chris Lake, Sofi Tukker, Nora En Pure, and Sidepiece for a week of back-to-back pool parties. To add fuel to the fire, The Tribes will be fully launching their new concept TribesTV which currently boasts over 35m followers around the world. Click HERE, for all nightclub parties and pool parties.
For decades, Insomniac Events continues to be committed to creating the perfect experience for every attendee, treating everyone to a five-star rating. Insomniac has announced details for a brand-new, immersive hotel experience when the world’s largest dance music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, returns to Las Vegas. Presented by Vibee, Hotel EDC features a range of unique fan experiences, entertainment, and epic perks for festival Headliners to enjoy for three nights and four days, May 19-22, 2023. The vibrant sights, sounds, and experiences of EDC Las Vegas will come to life at Resorts World’s Las Vegas Hilton for a hotel stay unlike any other. The Las Vegas Hilton at Resorts World will be transformed into a dazzling world of EDC. Guests at Hotel EDC will be treated to a variety of unique offerings including exclusive parties at Ayu Dayclub, specialty art installations throughout the property daily “Headliner Headquarters” at RedTail, EDC-themed cocktails and food offerings, daily wellness sessions, in-room entertainment, exclusive gift bags, and many other surprises. Additionally, Vibee has procured a limited number of festival passes, giving Hotel EDC purchasers the option to buy a ticket to the sold-out festival, if needed. EDC Hotel will serve to bring all hotel guests the best experience ever. Including morning wellness experiences and eye-catching EDC photo opportunities and performers. Plus, daytime Headliner Headquarters at RedTail, with games, prizes, karaoke, speed dating, and drink specials. Topping with interviews and exclusive DJ sets from Insomniac Radio and a special EDC pop-up store on the property. There will also be an optional meal plan, Headliner Hall Pass with $30 in daily credits for each guest to use on the property. Hotel guests can recharge after the show with extended hours and special menu items from Suns Out Buns Out and Mulberry Pizza, including custom Pasquale’s Pizza. The food and drink pass will also include the Daily Headliner Happy Hours with drink specials on site. Hotel EDC also offers premium add-on experiences, such as Premier Shuttle service to and from the festival grounds, early check-in and late check-out, and the option to extend your stay. Adding on nights before or after the festival, spa packages, and a special Raver Recharge Brunch on Saturday developed in partnership with the culinary team at Fuhu. Insomniac Events has provided the easiest way to split payment for large raver squads. Headliners also have the option to split payments amongst their entire group at the time of booking. To book Hotel EDC packages with additional information on package add-ons and extensions on the length of the hotel stay, head to the site now.
For ravers who love to camp and want to enhance their EDC experience even more then join the EDC camp family. Campers will constantly enjoy bustling activities, and pool parties, arts and crafts, to group classes that open the mind, body, spirit to a different level. All taking place at the heart of the Las Vegas desert, Mesa campsite from Thursday, May 18 to Monday, May 22. Campers will have access to the Thursday night kickoff party on the Mesa, featuring surprise DJ sets. When you camp Under the Electric Sky, the EDC experience never ends. For more information about Camp EDC.
Saturday, May 20, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at circuitGROUNDS
Making their EDC Las Vegas debut, for for the first time fans will experience their live performance at the infamous stage circuitGROUNDS. Recently, the producer unveils their newest vision, their creative studio space Red Wall recorded set that is dedicated to EDC Las Vegas. The video is directed by David Borges and is a 40-minute set that complements Modapit’s talent and artistry of mixing. Which includes mesmerizing lighting setups and an energetic assortment of songs ranging from edits of bangers to various unreleased Modapit IDs. Click HERE to watch the full recorded studio set.
Saturday, May 20, 4 am - 5:30 am at Boombox Art Cart
The rising star in the world of electronic dance music whose passion for music was ignited by his first experience as a festival-goer. The vibrant atmosphere and the beautiful energy of dance music swept him off his feet, compelling him to put his own unique twist on the music and travel the world, bringing people together with his electrifying performances. The genre-blending producer is an up-and-coming artist that has already made a successful path for his DJ career. Fans can see Tones play out his latest single, ‘Maniac’ at EDC Las Vegas. He recently performed his massive track on the legendary Groove Cruise Miami this past January for the festival’s 20-anniversary edition.
Sunday, May 21. 9:45 pm - 11:00 pm at circuitGROUNDS
Matthew Lucas, better known as PEEKABOO in the dance music community, is the hottest act to break out in the electronic music scene in 2018. Since then, he has released a slew of massive successful EPs and singles within a few short months. This year alone, his name has been appearing on more lineups at the biggest festivals in the states. He has created a large and dedicated following and support from some of the biggest names in dance music. Plus more than 20 sold-out shows and he doesn’t stop there with the launch of his highly anticipated merch store, which sold out the first day it was opened. You can listen to his biggest tracks and sets HERE.
For all other artists and set times go to the Insomniac Events App and start planning your own schedule to see your favorites and hopefully, these recommended DJs will be added to your personal roster.
One of the biggest-ever label showcase brands is coming to New York, SHÈN from the acclaimed progressive house and melodic techno megastar Franky Wah. The widely popular Ibiza residency party is heading to the Knockdown Center for a historical night on April 28. A carefully curated line-up of friends and peers is to come and tickets are now available.
Franky Wah has become one of the most visible breakout artists in the world over the last few years. He's played epic shows everywhere from Factory Town with Carl Cox to Printworks with Afterlife and has served up plenty of fresh tunes on Eric Prydz’s PRYDA Presents, Anjunadeep, and Sasha’s Last Night On Earth.
The last year, he launched his famed imprint SHÈN Recordings which led him to expand is even greater lengths to create an immersive showcase of his singular sounds. Followed by a featured thirty-track album entitled ‘This is SHÈN’ in collaboration with progressive legend Sasha and Lunar June. SHÈN is a Chinese term that refers to heaven and the human spirit. Those spine-tingling, significant vibes are what Franky captures in the music he is now playing and releasing, casting real spells on all who hear it.
The highly anticipated showcase brought by global party producers, Gray Area will be expected to be a deep and mesmeric event. Exposing the full sound and imagination from Franky Wah bellowing through the 50.000 square-foot building. Loaded with cutting-edge light, sounds, and audio-visual installations to make it an unforgettable one-off party in a truly unique space. Gray Area's two previous parties with Franky Wah sold out in advance and this one, the largest ever, will do too - so move quickly to secure your place on the dance floor.
"My first sold-out headline US show was in New York so it felt only right to bring the first SHÈN US showcase back to the city. I feel such a connection to New York and the people here that have welcomed me and my music so it’s an honour to be able to curate this SHÈN showcase right where my US journey began.” - Franky Wah
New York City is the mecca of nightlife, with multiple iconic nightclubs for decades, plus legendary parties and events. Recently featured in the article New Era of Nightlife, MUSICA NYC is one of the hottest dance club destinations. Recently relaunching this year with new audio-visual features and outstanding dance music artists. Now, venturing into the warmer months, MUSICA is thrilled to announce its stacked upcoming spring and summer lineup.
Starting off this proficient array of the spring and summer schedule is the talented deep house and progressive duo act Eli & Fur this weekend, April 8. Preparing for the well-known giant birthday debut celebration MUSICA NYC is house and techno hero Victor Calderone on April 22. Followed by trance legend, Ferry Corsten on April 28, and rising Ukrainian DJ and producer that is known for her uplifting melodic techno sound Korolova on April 29. Melodic trance extraordinaire and Anjunabeats mainstay Ilan Bluestone will make his MUSICA NYC debut on May 5, followed by progressive house legend John Digweed on May 20, the month continues with the highly-anticipated NYC debut of rising Afterlife sensation Chris Avantgarde on May 19, and progressive house and techno star Cristoph on June 3. JUST ANNOUNCED: The loveable sloth daddy returns to New York City for his MUSICA debut, Sacha Robbti along with uprising Dillon Nathaniel on June 17. As the summer continues, more shows will be announced, and MUSICA NYC prepares to make this season unforgettable by welcoming high-elite artists and underground talent. Follow MUSICA NYC and MyPlayground Media's social media channels for more updates.
MUSICA NYC is a Dream Hospitality venue powered by a seasoned team of nightlife and marketing professionals - JonPaul Pezzo owner of Trust Us Events, Mario Danza (TTYL), and Real Talent Management who are determined to revive the city’s house and techno ties and bring the beat back. Giuseppe Cipriani, and Tito Pinton, are the mastermind owners of MUSICA. Cipriani is a global brand famous for superior service in the hospitality industry. Originating in Riccione, Italy (the capital of the nation’s nightlife.) MUSICA brings traditions and charm, reinventing the status quo of what club in New York City should be. Its multi-level dance floor, VIP balcony, and state-of-the-art sound system provide an immersive atmosphere that aims to provide its guests with intimate clubbing experiences soundtracked by some of dance music’s top-billed artists. The sprawling venue offers completely different experiences and endless possibilities on each floor of the venue. Donned as The Whisper Room, the ground floor offers an opulent stage, a private green room, private luxury booths, and state-of-the-art lighting and sound. A massive versatile event space, the Main Floor consists of 2 bars, a VIP lounge, a cocktail lounge, an intelligent lighting and sound system, and a newly-installed immersive video wall. Bringing tradition and charm to the edge of Manhattan, the illustrious venue offers attendees one-of-a-kind events that can’t be recreated, only experienced.
As house and techno options continue to expand in Brooklyn, MUSICA aims to bridge the gap for Manhattan club-goers who are looking for a more local and accessible experience, without diluting the essence of what the underground nightlife scene has to offer. Setting itself apart from any other venue or nightclub in New York City, MUSICA’s upcoming calendar will provide an immersive musical affair quite unlike anything ever seen before.
Paul van Dyk is one of the leading legends in Trance, for decades his name was up in neon lights performing at iconic nightclubs and festivals. Recently, he announced his new VENTURE X live event concept which launches in North America this February 2023.
He famously feeds off his fans and the crowd, conducting in unison like the famous maestro he became to be. Shifting gears in a different direction with new elements and craft that were itchy to be unleashed. An entirely new context, focusing on embracing the unexpected. VENTURE X is an exciting new concept where the master DJ and curator sources from the finest trance, progressive house, and techno music available and brings it all together during one incredible evening. Completely unique in sight and sound, once entering VENTURE X the mind and body will turn into a force of nature like none other. This is the mission behind Paul van Dyk.
“VENTURE X allows me to explore the width of what electronic music means to me, not just what people expect me to play. It allows me the space to play what I think people should really know, feel, and be exposed to. People know me for trance but there is so much more. VENTURE X allows me to do this as a musical concept because I won’t play 130 BPM straight through but rather a wider musical experience. With most DJ sets I find you either have techno but missing the progressive sequence that takes you on a journey or you have a progressive sound that’s missing the punch. For me, that’s what it’s about, the drive, the push, the pull, and the memories that you create.” - Paul van Dyk
The VENTURE X North American tour is in full motion, stopping acrossing the nation and Canada in cities including New York City, Montreal, Pontiac, Denver, Portland, San Francisco, and Austin. See the full tour dates below.
Feb 17 - Toybox - Toronto, ON
Lights, cameras, fashion week! Fashion icons from around the world will rejoice in the Big Apple to showcase their craft. Following New York City Fashion Week are the exclusive and the high profile parties. Recently, the premier underground promoters Teksupport unveiled their New York Fashion Week programming. Inviting compelling house music and techno talent, along with a special performance by fashion icon and DJ Honey Dijon. The underground events collective will be hosting two nights of top-tier musical curation at The Glasshouse, an innovative venue boasting all glass floor-to-ceiling windows and unobstructed 360 views of the Manhattan skyline.
Teksupport’s NYFW opening night begins on Thursday, February 9 with the second edition of Black Lotus. The event is an immersive and inventive experience with an innovative concept. The collaboration between the ideas of both artists in one of New York’s most pristine venues, Capitale. Israeli DJ thrives on redefining in creating music and crafting artistry sets, Guy Gerber has the magic touch to collab with any artist in the scene or outside. His shows are always unique and special in any country and city in the world. The producer blends the worlds of melancholy and euphoria so effortlessly. Damian Lazarus is the creator of Get Lost, Day Zero, and the boss label of Crosstown Rebels. As a DJ, on the decks, he is a true storyteller. Supporting act includes multi-instrumentalist Mita Gami.
The first Glass House show will be on Friday, February 10 with Bedouin. The multi-instrumentalist duo has become globally renowned for their unique sonic vision. The following Teksupport event at The Glass House will be on Saturday, February 11. The globally renowned DJ, producer, LGBTQ visionary, and fashionista Honey Dijon will host the night. She will be taking over the decks with an electrifying set, captivating the crowd with her positive vibes. Serving as a cultural icon for the past three decades, the Chicago-born artist dominates the intersection between fashion and dance culture. Plus, She performs at major fashion houses such as Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Dior events. As well as recently launching her fashion line ‘Honey F*cking Dijon’ and her critically acclaimed second album ‘Black Girl Magic.’
A double Teksuport takeover on Saturday, February 10 with the multisensory party concept Senza Fine Vol III: Chromatica at ArtsDistrict Brooklyn. Hosting the event with Carlita and a lineup of her and DJ Tennis’s curation. Featuring Ahmed Spins, HVOB (live club set), Old City, and Seth Troxler. Located at a secret address, the party is at a one-of-a-kind venue. Which will feature names from the visuals art worse to take over the walls of the main stage to immerse the audience into a boundless experience where the art blurs into the sound.
Completing Teksupport’s impressive NYFW programming is one of electronic music’s biggest stars, Diplo at the immersive ArtsDistrict Brooklyn on Monday, February 13. The unique event space, with innovative light, sound, and technology will boast the multi-talented DJs and producer’s set to an entirely new level, breaking boundaries like non-other.
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The brand new immersive dance club called SILO is officially opening to the public next weekend February 10-12, 2023. The fully equipped event space has a 500-capacity. and was built in a converted hangar in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The curated dance space was once a secret party at a refurbished Brooklyn auto garage, and with the vast and quick following, SILO was born. Founders and close friends Alex Neuhausen and Lilly Wolfson poured their sweat and tears into making SILO a reality and are excited to officially open after three years of planning and fundraising. Finally, SILO is a gender-neutral space, enforcing no gender norms or power structures and tolerating no forms of hate or bias.
The debut event, CIRCE will have a goddess theme with original and lavish decorations. There will be an all-female lineup featuring Cassy, Tara Brooks, and Yonit that promises to make this electric, sensual party one of the most can’t-miss events in NYC during Fashion Week. There is no better event than CIRCE to be one of the first at SILO. The main goal of the club is to blend a more artistic approach to nightlife with forward-thinking artistic curation, and social equality. Much like the immortal goddess that serves as its namesake, CIRCE promises to become a timeless party for the ages and a memorable event for women in nightlife.
“We want to create a playground where people can morph into whoever they want to be. CIRCE started because a man didn’t think I could throw a party,” Wolfson says of the motivation behind the event. “The underlying concept is the power of the feminine. Or the way power is shaped when it’s articulated by women…We are the alternative, sexier, more flexible, and more capable of transformation.” - SILO founder Lilly Wolfson and co-producer Jessica Markowitz.
“For me, it’s always been women DJs who know how to make other women move on the dance floor, so it was only natural that we’d have an all-female lineup for CIRCE,” says Markowitz, who will be opening the party under her DJ alias Yonit. “I wanted to build something custom for CIRCE, something that would make the party different. So I started working out the details of a custom lighting installation,” she shares. “At night, after work, I soldered wires together in my NYC apartment. And I programmed the Arduino myself, I configured the color hex codes and time delays to make it so that when it blinked on and off it gave warmer energy to the room.”
This month in February and the next in March, SILO will feature a slew of upcoming events. Featuring powerhouse dance music DJs and producers that will offer the best experience. Hear exotic sets from the likes of Gene Ferris and Golf Clap on February 17, following night will have François K + Toribio. Plus, an all-night-long performance from Eli Escobar and Mike Nervous Birthday bash with Josh Wink and Sasha Carassi. The full event schedule is available and be sure to follow SILO and subscribe for more news and upcoming events. Be a part of the growing movement that is SILO.
Ranked among International Nightlife Congress’ 100 World’s Best Nightclubs, HQ2 Dayclub is home to the largest outdoor pool party on the East Coast. In addition, HQ2 is pleased to announce a star-studded lineup of DJs for the first-ever Lucy The Elephant Weekend. The event will commence on August 5 and conclude on August 8 at America’s original seaside resort town. The global stars include DJ Snake, Tiesto, Dombresky, Kim Lee, Fergie, and Markus Schulz.
The developer James Lafferty built Lucy the Elephant in 1881 as a gimmick to attract buyers to his land holdings along the coast of South Atlantic City. The famous hotel was near Lucy Presidents, and royalty came from around the world to stay at the neighboring Elephant Hotel and climb the stairs to Lucy’s howdah.
Throughout history, Lucy has survived hurricanes, ocean floods, and even a fire. However, by the 1960’s it became apparent there was one disaster Lucy could not overcome, neglect. By then, the once proud jewel of the South Jersey coast has become an almost hopeless, wretched wreck. In 1970, Lucy The Elephant was sold to the Save Lucy Committee for $1. Unfortunately, the property is now a condo development. Lucy moved to her current location, and restoration began. Unfortunately, 52 years later and standing along the ocean’s edge, the elements have taken their toll on Lucy. She is in the final stages of a $2 million exterior restoration project.
“The Save Lucy Committee could not be more thrilled that Atlantic City’s NEWEST casino resort and America’s OLDEST roadside attraction have teamed up to benefit the ongoing major restoration project at Lucy the Elephant,” said Richard Helfant, Executive Director and CEO of the non-profit organization. “Elephants have always been a symbol of good luck, and we are hopeful that Lucy will bring good luck and good fortune to all those attending this exciting weekend at HQ Nightclub/Beachclub and Ocean Casino Resort. We are extremely grateful to the staff and management of Ocean Casino Resorts and Lou B Industries for bringing these two iconic symbols of Atlantic City together.”
More than $1.5 million raised funds will help introduce these additional donations. As a result, the Ocean Casino Resort and HQ2 Nightclub & Dayclub decided to launch Lucy The Elephant Weekend, with a portion of the proceeds going towards the project.
Be the first to experience this historical weekend event at HQ2. On Friday, August 6, let the fun begin at the Nightclub with the talented entertainer Kim Lee. On Saturday, August 6, DJ Snake will perform at the Dayclub, followed by Dombresky’s nightclub performance. The madness continues with international icon Tiesto taking over the HQ2 beach club on Sunday, August 7. Fergie is taking over the decks at the nightclub. Finally, on Monday, August 8, the nightclub will conclude with trance legend Markus Schulz.