ΜΛΤΤΕR+ Residency with Victor Calderone & Special Guest Alexi Delano At Space Ibiza NY – November 1st

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Victor Calderone Presents MΛTTER+
DJ Residency at Space Ibiza NY – November 1st
With Special Guest Alexi Delano
 
“With New York’s top DJ now in residence, the outlook for Space is as sunny as a hot July day in Ibiza.” – The Village Voice
 
“Victor Calderone brings a new kind of party to Space Ibiza NY.” –Electronica Oasis
 
“ΜΛΤΤΕR + will be much more of an experience than just a simple night out.” – Joonbug

Victor Calderone’s new residency is bringing New York City nightlife back. Following the successful launch of his MΛTTER + residency in October, Victor Calderone and Space Ibiza NY are excited to announce the highly anticipated second installment. On November 1 the journey continues as Victor keeps the crowd moving from Saturday night until Sunday morning at the newest nightlife destination in the city that never sleeps.
 
The MΛTTER + residency launch party in early October garnered much attention from press and club-goers alike. Known for his signature marathon sets, New York native Victor Calderone laid down an unforgettable 7-hour set that lasted until the sun greeted revelers through Space Ibiza NY’s floor to ceiling peek-a-boo shutters the next morning.
 
Victor Calderone’s 20-year career has seen numerous residencies around the world, as the Village Voice states,“Calderone, one of the city’s true superstar DJs, has enjoyed residencies at nearly every big-room club in town. And he has been fielding other offers. But this time, it clicked.” He has teamed up with the legendary Ibiza nightclub and entertainment brand to leave his mark on the Big Apple’s newest after hours spot, Space Ibiza NY. The second installment of Victor’s MΛTTER + residency will prove just how Victor Calderone remains at the forefront of the techno and house scene, showing no signs of slowing down. Fans won’t want to miss this.
 

The legendary Ibiza nightclub and entertainment brand, Space Ibiza, opened its much anticipated New York City branch, Space Ibiza NY in Hells Kitchen in September 2014 with over 20,000 square feet of clubbing space, including a roof deck with city views, one of a kind performances, a state of the art, custom imported Funktion One sound system. The ΜΛΤΤΕR + nights to be held in the multi-level main room featuring floor to ceiling windows will be a cornerstone of the Saturday night monthly programming. They will be a monthly journey for both nightlife connoisseurs and those just now discovering the mature sounds of techno and house music that will extend into early morningSunday sessions.

Enter the MΛTTER + Contest

Post your best “Matter Tagline” on the MATTER+ Facebook wall and the Top 5 submissions will win free entry, MATTER+ T-Shirt & a booth meet and greet with Victor Calderone on November 1 at Space Ibiza New York! Enter here: facebook.com/MATTERplus

MΛTTER + Tier 1 tickets are already sold out. Tier 2 tickets available here: http://bit.ly/MATTERtickets.
 
VICTOR CALDERONE Presents MΛTTER +
Saturday, November 1st
With Special Guest Alexi Delano
 
Space Ibiza NY
637 West 50th Street
Doors 11pm | 21+
 
For advance tickets, go to spaceibizany.wantickets.com
 

 
 
About Victor Calderone
Victor Calderone’s extraordinary 20-year career as a multi-talented master of musical manipulation extends beyond the DJ booth to past collaborations with some of the biggest names in pop like Madonna, Sting and Beyoncé Knowles, to more recent collaborations with the likes of Adam Beyer, Richie Hawtin, Nicole Moudaber and Paco Osuna. Victor’s constantly evolving approach and contributions to the worlds of house, techno and tribal music has earned him a place firmly at the top among the world’s most prolific DJs and producers. This Brooklyn native has long been a stalwart of the ever-changing landscape of NYC nightlife with long-running residencies at Roxy, Crobar, and Pacha NYC and has also expanded his musical reach to Miami, LA, Montreal, Ibiza, Bulgaria and beyond.
 
Few DJs or producers have achieved the level of success that Victor has accomplished during his storied career. With the launch of this new residency, Victor maintains a stronghold on clubbing culture and with newfound energy and inspiration, he returns to the studio to work on a new artist album due for release in 2015.

The BPM Festival 2015: Phase 1 Artist Lineup

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The BPM Festival Announces Phase 1 Artist Lineup
Festival passes on sale Thursday, October 30 at 12pm CDT / 1pm EDT at wwwTheBPMFestival.com
Introducing New BPM Website & Payment Plans
[YouTube] The BPM Festival 2015 Trailer – Watch here!


The BPM Festival 2015
January 9 – 18, 2015
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
#BPM2015
 
“Combined with the tropical weather, this makes the festival a winning proposition for many fans of electronic music. BPM lures in thousand of revellers from abroad, plus vacationers roped in by the call of the beach clubs and a growing contingent of locals. There’s nothing else like BPM in North America.” - Resident Advisor
“It’s like a mini-Ibiza for 10 days.” NICOLE MOUDABER
 

“Get your ass to Mexico and get some tequila.” - LOCO DICE

“Over the years it has slowly become one of the best music conferences, get-together, festivals in the world.” - SETH TROXLER

Celebrating its 8th anniversary, The BPM Festival will make its return to Playa del Carmen, Mexico on January 9-18, 2015. Since its inception, BPM has grown organically each year with an astounding roster of global talent, quickly establishing itself as an essential stop on the festival circuit for all underground dance music aficionados and as an essential winter holiday destination. The 10-day festival provides a distinctive opportunity for attendees to enjoy the beauty of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula in an idyllic beach setting – and dance around-the-clock.

Fans have been anxiously awaiting the Phase 1 artist lineup for the eighth edition which brings a mix of BPM veterans and exciting new talent that does not disappoint. BPM artist will be performing at both day and night events with over 75 events to choose from over the 10-day festival and many of the world’s leading record labels will be hosting showcases for their esteemed artists.

The BPM Festival’s newly re-launched website (www.thebpmfestival.com), designed by LessThan3 makes it easier than ever for fans to have a central point for all things BPM. The redesigned website allows fans to browse photo galleries from past installments, connect with The BPM Festival’s podcast series and gain access to the official BPM travel portal. The BPM Festival official travel portal is powered by Orbitz.com to offer the absolute best prices for flights and hotels for traveling to Playa del Carmen, and will refund the difference for users who find a lower price. By booking through the festival, users can find the best, most direct flights available, see how far each hotel is from all the main festival venues, and utilize a travel portal help section that includes all the need-to-knows about traveling to Mexico. Book your hotels, condos, and flights here.

New for 2015, The BPM Festival will be introducing payment plans for festival passes so fans need not worry about budgeting restraints as the holiday season approaches. Attendees will now be able to pay for their festival pass in several easy installments.  

Festival passes go on sale Thursday, October 30 at 12pm CDT / 1pm EDT on www.TheBPMFestival.com

The BPM Festival 2015:  Phase 1 Artist Lineup (in alphabetical order):
AC SLATER
ADRIATIQUE
ÂME
APOLLONIA
ART DEPARTMENT
BEHROUZ
BEN UFO
BENOIT & SERGIO
BILL PATRICK
BORIS
CARL COX
CARL CRAIG
CARLO LIO
CHAIM
CHUS & CEBALLOS
CLAUDE VONSTROKE
DAN GHENACIA
DAVIDE SQUILLACE
DIXON
DJ QU
DJ SNEAK
DJ TENNIS
DUSKY
DYED SOUNDOROM
EATS EVERYTHING
ELLEN ALLIEN
GORGON CITY
GREEN VELVET
GUTI (LIVE)
GUY GERBER
HECTOR
HENRIK SCHWARZ (LIVE)
JACKMASTER
JAMIE JONES
JIMMY EDGAR
JOHN DIGWEED
JON RUNDELL
JORIS VOORN
JOSEPH CAPRIATI
JOY ORBISON
JUSTIN MARTIN
KIDNAP KID
LAUREN LANE
LEE BURRIDGE
LEE CURTISS
LEE FOSS
LEON
LOCO DICE
LOUIE FRESCO
LUCIANO
MANO LE TOUGH
MARCO CAROLA
MARCUS WORGULL
MARK KNIGHT
MATT TOLFREY
MATTHIAS TANZMANN
MAYA JANE COLES
MIGUEL PUENTE
MIND AGAINST
MY FAVORITE ROBOT
NATHAN BARATO
NAVID IZADI (LIVE)
NIC FANCIULLI
NICOLE MOUDABER
NITIN
NO REGULAR PLAY (LIVE)
PATRICK TOPPING
PLEASUREKRAFT
RICHY AHMED
ROBBIE AKBAL
ROBERT DIETZ
RONY SEIKALY
RYAN CROSSON
SASHA
SCUBA
SETH TROXLER
SHARAM
SHAUN REEVES
SHONKY
SKREAM
SOLOMUN
SOUL CLAP
STACEY PULLEN
STEVE LAWLER
STIMMING
SUBB-AN
TALE OF US
TANNER ROSS
TECHNASIA
THE JUNKIES
THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS
THUGFUCKER
tINI
UNER
VAAL
VISIONQUEST

WOLF + LAMB

+ More to be announced!

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For more info, go to www.thebpmfestival.com
 
About The BPM Festival
The BPM Festival is an annual ten day and night electronic music festival, founded by Craig Pettigrew and Philip Pulitano, held in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. This global gathering of DJs, producers, revelers and industry professionals has become a must for any music lover with a discerning taste for quality electronic dance music.  BPM parties are hosted both day and night at multiple venues in Playa Del Carmen, a picturesque beach town that runs along miles of soft white sand beaches and sparkling turquoise waters on the Mayan Riviera. The town offers a variety of luxurious and affordable boutique hotels and condos, and endless options for dining and tourism, including: ancient Mayan ruins, cenotes, aquatic sports and eco tourism. In 2013, The BPM Festival won ‘International Festival’ from the DJ Awards in Ibiza and in 2014 was nominated by International Dance Music Awards for ‘Best Music Event.’ Now entering its eighth year, The BPM Festival (January 9-18, 2015) continues to be a dance music lover’s tropical paradise and the perfect winter getaway.

EDM @ LDI Tradeshow & Workshops in Las Vegas Nov 17-23 | Electronic Dance Music Master Classes With Industry Experts In Lighting, Projection & Sound

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EDM @ LDI Tradeshow & Workshops
Electronic Dance Music Master Classes (EDMMC) with Industry experts in Lighting, Projection & Sound
November 17-23, 2014
Las Vegas Convention Center
Register Now!
 
In association
 
 
 Steve Lieberman of SJ Lighting and Vello Virkhaus of V Squared Labs 
 
EDM@LDI is bringing professional DJs & VJs together with the top manufacturers of gear and professional training at the annual LDI2014, the largest North American trade show and conference for entertainment design and technology, being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center on November 17-23, 2014.
 
EDM@LDI is open to all working and aspiring DJs and VJs looking to learn the latest in DJ and VJ gear via booths and demos, extensive training and education from key industry experts, sessions from both aspiring and established DJs, and a state of the art performance space.
 
LDI has partnered with three of the top industry leaders - Marked Events, which produces BPM, Europe’s largest trade show dedicated to the DJ market, bringing  key manufacturers on the show floor; DJ TechTools, the world’s largest global DJ website, will promote EDM@LDI to its dedicated fan base of 600,000 aspiring and professional DJs from around the world as well as schedule and curate key panels and sessions; and Dubspot, the premier electronic music and DJ school in the world, will host a three-day workshop with lectures covering DJing, music production, sound design, mixing and mastering, and visual performance. Workshops will also discuss cutting-edge tools like VDMX, Traktor, Komplete +, Ableton Live, Maschine, Reason, and iZotope software.
 
Ean Golden, DJ TechTools founder and widely respected DJ, will personally be heavily involved in the onsite content. He will host two sessions at EDM@LDI, including an in-depth look into “Creative Controllerism,” highlighting the art of the DJ and how the use of technology can add flair and creativity to his set. Ean will also host a Q&A with sound engineer genius Luca Pretolesi of Studio DMI.
There will be a special performance by London/LA foursome Noize Parade on Friday, November 21 on the EDM stage. After winning Fame Music’s World Electronic Music contest with their epic electro-tinged vocal track ‘Dangerous’, Noize Parade catapulted on to high profile performances at some of Ibiza’s hottest events – Cream, Together and Pukka Up’s largest ever yacht party – before embarking on a mini international tour taking in Las Vegas and Dubai.
 
Working and aspiring DJs and VJs looking to become part of EDM@LDI and start acquiring the tools to succeed can register here.
 
 
Electronic Dance Music Master Classes (EDMMC) – Lighting & Projection
 
Take a look at the sharpest visuals on the EDM scene at the Electronic Dance Music Master Classes for Lighting + Projection. Creative consultants Steve Lieberman of SJ Lighting and Vello Virkhaus of V Squared Labs return to lead our second Electronic Dance Music Master Classes focusing on production and lighting design, programming, pixel mapping, 3D mapping, working with DJs, creating documentation, and more for the EDM world, from clubs and smaller venues to festivals, and everything in between.  
Electronic Dance Music Master Classes (EDMMC) – Sound
 
Creative consultants and sound engineering/install/design professionals Todd Konecny and Rupert Murray of Sound Investment Audio, will lead the first-ever Live Design Electronic Dance Music Master Classes for sound. These EDM Master Classes focus on all things audio with two days of in-depth sessions covering sound design and installation, signal processing, high output sound systems, clubs versus festival settings, and other essential issues on producing great-sounding EDM events.
Electronic Dance Music Master Clases – additional featured speakers include:
  • Vello Virkhaus, co-creative consultant for 2014 EDMMC. He is the CEO and creative director of V Squared Labs, an experiential visual art production studio. His VJ skills have been seen at Electric Daisy Carnival and Ultra Music Festival, and he has worked with Skrillex, Amon Tobin, and Krewella, to name a few.
  • Steve Lieberman, co-creative consultant for 2014 EDMMC. He is the founder of SJ Lighting, and a world-renowned production and lighting designer for such large-scale EDM festivals as Electric Daisy Carnival and Ultra Music Festival, as well as world class clubs.
  • Surya Buchwald, visualist for The Glitch Mob and Wolfgang Gartner.
  • Mat Halee, Founder Of Imag8ninteen.
  • Rupert AG Murray, co-creative consultant for 2014 EDMMC and is a recent addition to the Sound Investment Audio.
  • Todd Konecny, co-creative consultant for 2014 EDMMC. He is a partner at Sound Investment Audio.
  • Alex Ares designed For Swedish House Mafia, A-Trak, and more.
  • Koen De Puysseleir, Tiesto’s exclusive designer.
  • Todd Moyer of Todd Moyer Designs, provides unique experiences through the use of art and technology.
  • Mike Winklemann, graphic designer working with Deadmau5, Skrillex, And Avicii.
For more info on EDMMC sessions and schedule, click here.
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For more info on EDM@LDI, please go to:

ABOUT LDI
Now in its 27th year, Live Design International (LDI) has become the leading tradeshow and conference for live design professionals in North and South America. Over 8,000 attendees working in theatre, concerts, houses of worship, corporate presentations, clubs, theme parks, and any other live venue, come to LDI from 72 countries to see the latest gear in action, refresh their knowledge, and replenish their creativity. More than 300 exhibiting companies provide attendees with live demos and the opportunity for face-to-face discussions about equipment, including lighting, sound, projection, and special effects.
 

French Super Trio Apollonia Brings Ghostly Grooves to Halloween 2014 in Chicago

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French Super Trio Apollonia Brings Ghostly Grooves to Halloween 2014 in Chicago
New Album ‘Tour à Tour’ is out  now!
Billboard CODE Exclusive: Apollonia Premiere “El Señor Vador” Off Debut Album – listen here!
HALLOWEEN 2014 - October 31, 2014
Paradigm presents
APOLLONIA
TIGA V. AUDION
Max Jacobson & Mantas Steles
Lacuna Artist Loft Studio
2150 South Canalport Chicago, IL
Doors 10pm | 21+

Photo Credit: Tasya Menaker

“Apollonia are a trio that is without question at the top of their game. Their energy, track selection and sheer groove is unrivaled “ –Mixmag

Drawing near the end of the successful North American leg of their fall tour, French trio Apollonia, comprised of vibe brothers Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom and Shonky, are set to headline the Windy City’s Halloween 2014, a celebration presented by Chicago based event gurus Paradigm Presents, Friday October 31. The trio will treat fans to a night of ghostly grooves and bone chilling beats just in time to celebrate the release of their debut album Tour à Tour out now!

The party will transform Chicago’s premier loft work-space and art studio, Lacuna Artist Loft Studio, promising 15,000 square feet of haunted warehouse equip with deadly décor and full-on audio-visual onslaught, with two rooms filled of sights and sounds from the underground. The fright fest will also feature Mixmag’s October cover artist Tiga and DJ/ producer Audion (AKA Matthew Dear), playing their brand new collaborative stage show. Chicago locals Max Jacobson and Mantas Steles will also hit the decks.

Party-goers are encouraged to take part in Paradigm’s Halloween Costume Contest and dress to fright! Impress guest judges Apollonia for a chance to win an Apollonia prize package including a copy of their debut album Tour à Tour, VIP tickets for Paradigm’s NYE event and more! Costumes will be judged based on originality, craftsmanship, and scare factor.

Halloween 2014 Early Bird tickets have already sold out. Tickets are available at Resident Advisor while supplies last!

Apollonia ‘Tour à Tour’ is out now on iTunes! 

 
 

VERBOTEN CMJ MUSIC MARATHON 2014 MUSIC LINEUP

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VERBOTEN CMJ MUSIC MARATHON 2014 MUSIC LINEUP
“The sound system at Verboten is fantastic. I enjoy playing there, and I stay until the end of the night, just listening to music.” — Matthew Dear
October 23 Zeitgeist: Bag Raiders [DJ set]
October 23 Feel Up Records CMJ Showcase: Jillionaire / Nick Hook / Richie Beretta / Boy/Friend / Teleseen / Clementine & The Galaxy [live] (in Cabaret Room)
October 24 Dusky [extended set] / Tom Trago / whiteowljaguar

October 25 Subversions: Matthew Dear / Roman Flügel / Daniel Avery

Verboten is honoring up to 100 CMJ Music Marathon badges before midnight

Matthew Dear’s Subversions at Verboten / Menbar Photos for VerbotenNewYork.com

October 23 Zeitgeist: Bag Raiders

Bag Raiders are the combined talents of Jack Glass and Chris Stracey. Together, they produce the sparks of light, aural gems and sonic booms that make up one of the most sought-after duos on the planet. After dropping singles on Bang Gang 12s (Fun Punch, Turbo Love) and remixing the likes Cut Copy, Midnight Juggernauts and Kid Sister, the two’s reputation internationally grew, and when they released a little ditty titled ‘Shooting Stars’ they reached every dangerous, dark and smoky corner of the world, making them a household name among in-the-know indie kids, the sweaty dance faithful and the DJs across the globe. Check out their recent remixes for BANKS, Kimbra and more here.

October 23 Feel Up Records CMJ Showcase: Jillionaire / Nick Hook / Richie Beretta / Boy/Friend / Teleseen / Clementine & The Galaxy [live] (in Cabaret Room)

With over 15 years of experience, Jillionaire has created a unique sound that is known and loved by the masses, mashing house and electro with the warm Caribbean rhythms of soca and dancehall. This uplifting and eclectic approach to music is collected under one roof with Feel Up Records, aiming to present a variety of sounds from around the world, to the world.

Alongside Diplo, Jillionaire is an integral member of Major Lazer’s globe-trotting genre-bending live show, with a worldwide tour schedule in promotion of their latest album “Free The Universe.” His solo career has also been moving at light speed, with headline gigs & tours across Europe, The UK, Asia/Australia, North and South America, guest mixes for BBC Radio 1 and MTV, a remix on Ultra and more releases in the pipeline.

Drawing influences from music as diverse as Ethiopian jazz, Afro house, samba and dub techno, Teleseen stitches a strikingly original blend of old and new sounds into a danceable mix. This year, Teleseen joins Feel Up Records with a new EP, ‘Anamorph.’ The latest project is a more dancefloor friendly offering that mixes his diverse influences into a stew that contains echoes both of classic New York City house and disco like Ron Trent and Trinidadian Deep, as well as the more modern sounds of Southern Africa like Shangaan Electro or DJ Malvado, and shades of Brazilian Batucada rhythms. Finally, a deep, dubby yet danceable sensibility with live horns, keys and percussion, completes the alchemy.

The longing in Julie Hardy’s voice is palpable. It’s a gorgeous voice, filled with warmth and pain, seemingly in contrast with the icy synths and computerized sounds that lurk behind her heartache.  But within Clementine & The Galaxy, these two worlds meld together just fine. A retro/futuristic spin on pop, the Brooklyn duo craft evocative electro sounds with a human heart. Hardy may sing “I’ve been programmed not to miss you,” but it’s her soulfulness that propels the whooshing synths and cinematic flourishes of her bandmate/partner Mike MacAllister. This year, Clementine & The Galaxy will unveil their second EP, ‘Midnight Machine,’ on Feel Up Records.

October 24 Dusky [extended set] / Tom Trago / whiteowljaguar

London-based duo Dusky‘s sound glides across genres effortlessly. After making a splash on the scene with their 2011 soul-drenched house anthem “Lost In You” feat. vocalist Janai, the pair’s debut album Stick By This was described as “an intoxicating album full of flashes of brilliance and innovation” by DJ Mag. Touching on ambient, dub, electronica and their organic take on house and techno, Dusky has quickly marked themselves out as producers with a uniquely broad appeal.

Tom Trago is an internationally renowned DJ, producer, live performer and label owner with three critically acclaimed albums to his name. His trademark style blends the best of three decades of dance music – disco, boogie, synth funk, Detroit techno and more – with insatiable house rhythms and an intrinsic grasp of what makes dancefloors tick.

Assembled in 2012, Tyler Vigil and Rebecca-Emma Kaplan (Dollpartz) blended their sounds to produce whiteowljaguar. Having ten years of DJ experience, Vigil uses his architectural mind to build sound, letting percussion lay his framework, while Dollpartz brings the electro-pop-culture influence of her time, paired with her taste for girly vocals and deep, dirty, hooting night owl bass, to blend the light and dark.

October 25 Subversions: Matthew Dear / Roman Flügel / Daniel Avery

Verboten is excited to present another edition of Subversions, Matthew Dear’s residency, with the concept of “performing with artists who inspire me by playing forward, body moving electronic music,” he states. Read more about Matthew Dear’s Subversions residency in his recent interview with Self-Titled Magazine here.

It didn’t take long for Matthew Dear to catapult himself into the front rank of micro house producers. Emerging in the early 2000s with a string of high-quality releases for Spectral Sound, Plus 8, and Perlon, Dear broke out in 2003 with the single “Dog Days.” He quickly found international success and juggled between monikers including Audien and Jabberjaw. After over a decade of exploring pop’s outer limits, Matthew Dear is no longer tied to any one genre, and is blessed with a bottomless well of creative energy.

Roman Flügel is one of the biggest names in the German electronic music scene, and the co-founder of the Ongaku/Klang/Playhouse labels. Active since the early 1990′s, Flügel is a chameleon dabbling in many styles from house to techno, electro and leftfield. He has seen success as a solo act as well as in collaboration with his long time partner Jorn Elling Wuttke. His latest solo project Happiness is Happening released on Dial Records, is available now on Beatport.

Daniel Avery may be known to clubbers around the world for his residency behind the decks at London institution fabric, but his rising craft as a producer is setting him apart. His 2013 debut album Drone Logic received a whirlwind of praise from media outlets such as Mixmag, who dubbed the album “mesmerizing.” Although rooted in house and techno, Avery’s vision of music has always free-floated between styles, which is reflected on his monthly Rinse FM radio show, proving him to be a creator of some of the most inventive and forward thinking electronic sounds emerging today.

Verboten
54 North 11th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
 
 
About Verboten
Verboten is a leader in the New York underground dance music scene: booking, producing and promoting house music and techno parties at a variety of clubs, boats, festivals and music conferences. Verboten was founded by Jen Schiffer and John Perez with the goal to bring high quality production, exceptional customer service and the best international DJ talent to an eclectic crowd of discerning music fans. In 2012, Verboten was voted ‘Best Party’ in Time Out New York, ‘Best Promoter’ for Paper Magazine Nightlife Awards, and nominated for ‘Best Event Promoter’ in 2013′s International Dance Music Awards. In summer 2013 Verboten hosted its inaugural summer event series StageONE on the East River waterfront and it opened its eponymous new nightclub in the heart of Williamsburg in spring 2014.