So pretty much this is the party to be at on March 26, 2011. Set in an exclusive mythical location, Swedish House Mafia are presenting an all-star lineup of people including: A-Trak, AN21, Armand van Helden, Calvin Harris, Dirty South, Kim Fai, Max Vangeli, Pete Tong and many more to be announced. The pre-sale sold out in 22 minutes and now you have the lucky chance of winning a pair of tickets! The only catch is that you have to be 21+ and that you wear a mask to the party (I suggest an African tribal mask) and that you send your name, e-mail and phone number to tonamiepr [AT] gmail [DoT] com. Catch the trailer above and if …
We can’t even get our heads around the hipster synergy going on in this tracks. Start with Chromeo, those ’80s babies everyone loves to sing along to. Add vocals by Elly Jackson of electro-pop crossover duo La Roux and now you’re dipping your toe into mainstram pop territoy. Then remix by Duck Sauce (ie A-Trak and Armand Van Helden), the meme masters behind “Barbara Streisand,” and there’s really nothing we can do but submit to the blog gods this post this track.
The soon to open Tammany Hall in NYC’s Lower East Side played host to a cast of downtown alumni at their private event with Fool’s Gold Records and LTD Magazine this past Friday. The event nearly shut down the strip of Orchard St by midnight, bringing out an all star line up of performers including Mannie Fresh, Just Blaze, The Brothers Macklovitch (A-Trak and Dave 1 of Chromeo), Sammy Bananas and a surprise appearance by Drake. The night fueled by Bushmill’s Irish Whiskey was another blowout in their annual holiday party tradition, which took place last year at Etnies’ SoHo Showroom. A welcome one we’re looking forward to joining again, even if it’s more than a year from now.
On a cold November night in New York City, promotional gurus HARD made sure to turn up the heat for its freezing attendees at Terminal 5 for a post-Thanksgiving party. And with an impressive bill that would surely pack the venue, I made sure not to miss out on the action.
As my photographer and I entered the venue, the Alabamian rapper, Yelawolf took the stage. Without any real knowledge of the rapper, other than that his album, Trunk Muzik 0-60‘s recent release and his buzz (and the fact that Shaq is a fan), I was set on giving him a fair shot on making me a fan and he did not disappoint. What was perhaps the most intriguing part of his performance was his ability to control and engage the audience without fillers from a hypeman.
I feared A-Trak’s remix of “Indestructable,” his being a style embraced far more by “bro” than “homo” culture. I could hear the stuttering bounce-step in my mind before I even hit play, and while I’ve been known to drop his Kanye remixes to kick a bored crowd into gear, I didn’t want him messing with Robyn’s pop perfection.