- 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.
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!
Subversions: Matthew Dear / Roman Flügel / Daniel Avery
Matthew Dear’s Subversions at Verboten / Menbar Photos for VerbotenNewYork.com
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, 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.
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, ‘ Machine,’ on Feel Up Records.
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.
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.
Boo Yourself with Danny Tenaglia at Brooklyn’s Output Halloween Night - October 31st
“Over 30 years, Tenaglia has instilled himself as an electronic music legend” – Pulse Radio
“From the early years of disco to the dawn of tribal and progressive house to the more recent Tech House and Techno sounds, Danny has been a steadfast force in electronic music.” –Data Transmission
With the buzz of his latest project on the acclaimed Australian series Balance still stirring, fans will experience what makes headliner Danny Tenaglia a critical vein in the body of dance music. Since it’s September release, Balance 025 has captivated listeners sending them on a ride as it captures the essence of today’s techno and tech house, with teases of Tenaglia’s tribal beginnings. Introducing fans to a tougher vibe, Tenaglia’s sound is still very easily recognized. His passion is evident in the personal edits of almost every track on the double CD that reflect his vision of the contemporary techno sound that has helped push him to the forefront of the dance music scene throughout the years. Purchase Balance 025 here. This Halloween, fans will not be let down as Tenaglia tantalizes with his irresistible spin on the sound of the underground.
Boo Yourself will also feature NightChild Records’ Rissa Garcia in the main room, while Kasper Bjørke, who has just released a new album After Forever, Running Back label head Gerd Janson and Have a Killer Time’s own Justin Miller throw down in The Panther Room.
Friday, October 31
Rissa Garcia [NightChild Records]
Kasper Bjørke [Eskimo/Correspondant/hfn-Musi
Gerd Janson [Running Back]
Justin Miller [Have A Killer Time]