Monthly Archives: July 2011

The ‘Electroman’ Benny Benassi returns to Electric Zoo!


The ‘Electroman’ Benny Benassi returns to Electric Zoo!

Benny Benassi at Electric Zoo

Grammy Award-winning Italian producer and DJ Benny Benassi recently released his third full-length album ‘Electroman’. Embracing a myriad of styles including electro, house, pop, R&B and hip-hop, Benny cast T-Pain, Pitbull, Chris Brown, Kelis, Gary Go, of The Black Eyed Peas, Ying Yang Twins and more as the players in his very own electronic space opera. “Cinema,” featuring U.K. singer Gary Go, is a pop electro gem, remixed into a killer dancefloor track by none other than Skrillex – listen to the track and watch the video below! Hit singles from the album also include “Electroman” featuring T-Pain, “Beautiful People” with Chris Brown, and “Spaceship” featuring Kelis, and Jean-Baptiste.

Benny Benassi became a worldwide phenomenon in electronic music with his 2002 electro-soul single “Satisfaction,” which is still spun in nightclubs nearly a decade after its release. In 2007, Benny left his stamp on the Public Enemy classic “Bring the Noise,” which eventually won him a Grammy for Best Remixed Recording (Dance) a year later. Last year, he released a video for Benny Benassi vs. Iggy Pop “Electro Sixteen” — a mindblowingly kaleidoscopic experimental music video featuring more than 15,000 photographs from his set at Electric Zoo. Benny Benassi returns to Electric Zoo’s Main Stage on Friday, September 2!

Watch the video for Benny Benassi – “Cinema (Skrillex Remix)”

 Electric Zoo: New York’s Electronic Music Festival is the critically acclaimed and fan-adored festival taking place on September 2, 3, 4, headlined by electronic music superstars – Tiësto, David Guetta and Armin van Buuren, along with Afrojack, Boys Noize, Calvin Harris, Carl Cox,  Diplo, Infected Mushroom, Moby, Plastikman, Skrillex, Tiga, and many more of your favorite artists.

Stay tuned for more Electric Zoo lineup announcements at

LAVO New York: Calvin Harris – July 28


LAVO New York
July 28 Calvin Harris
“Feel So Close” Video With Over 1.4 Million Views

Thursday, July 28 – CALVIN HARRIS
In recent years, Scotland’s Calvin Harris has established himself as the indisputable King of Electropop, and with huge international hits like “Acceptable in the 80s,” “The Girls” and “I’m Not Alone,” confirmed himself as one of the world’s most in-demand producers. Rocking the clubs and charts alike since his gold debut album ‘I Created Disco’ was released in 2007, Calvin has collaborated with the likes of Rihanna, Dizzee Rascal and Kylie Minogue, and remixed Cut Copy, The Ting Tings, Groove Armada, Katy Perry and Kelis. His highly anticipated 3rd artist album is soon to be released, with singles “Awooga,” “Bounce,” and “Feel So Close” already exciting fans worldwide. “Feel So Close” also has a hot new video just released this month with already over 1.4 million views, and a selection of remixes by the likes of Nero, Benny Benassi, and Dillon Francis set for release on August 21st.

Watch Calvin Harris “Feel So Close” here.


LAVO New York Upcoming Dates
August 4 Special Surprise Guest!

LAVO New York is located at 39 E. 58th Street (between Park and Madison), NY, NY 10022.  LAVO restaurant is open for lunch Monday – Friday 11:30AM – 5PM  Dinner is served nightly 5PM-1AM and a late night menu available Thursday – Saturday until 3AM.  Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 11:30AM.  LAVO Nightclub is open Thursday – Saturday, from 10PM – 4AM.  For more information, please visit

Dubspot Live Streaming Workshops w/ King Britt & Rucyl, Percussivo Mundo Novo, and DJ Irie


Dubspot Live Streaming Workshops

July 25 Percussivo Mundo Novo
July 29 King Britt & Rucyl
August 1 DJ Irie

King Britt & Rucyl at Dubspot July 29

Beginning on Monday, July 25thDubspot will begin a series of three production and performance workshops featuring King Britt & RucylPercussivo Mundo Novo, and DJ Irie. Each workshop will be streaming live, worldwide, from their homebase in New York City via the Dubspot Blog.

On Friday, July 29th, the renowned King Britt, along with Rucyl Mills, will bring their Saturn Never Sleeps project to Dubspot for an examination of their recording process, controllers, and performance techniques. King Britt has long been established in the electronic music world since co-founding Ovum Recordings with Josh Wink back in 1994. After joining Rucyl in 1999 for two initial performances, the two have continued to work together, with a debut album set for release this month. Drawing inspiration from the revolutionary avant-garde jazz musician Sun-Ra, the duo have crafted an improvisational style that plays straight into their intuitive musical abilities. See how this manifests itself in their recording process and performance setup during this very special workshop.  >> Facebook RSVP

On Monday, July 25thPercussivo Mundo Novo will bring their special blend of Brazilian rhythms and sounds, hip hop, fusion jazz and prog rock to Dubspot for their live performance workshop. The session will be helmed by Mikael Mutti, who while performing touts a “tablet,” a custom controller adapted from the popular game Guitar Hero. In addition to Mutti’s use of eclectic performance tools, he has enlisted a crew of local Bahia percussion aficionados to fill out the drum storm that is group’s sound. >> Facebook RSVP

On Monday, August 1st, Holland’s DJ Irie will host a workshop highlighting his skills as a turntablist-meets-VJ technologist. A DJ since 1993, Irie boasts years of experience behind the decks, witnessing the development of DVS technology first hand. He how brings this accumulated knowledge to Dubspot for a discussion of Serato and Ableton Live’s applications in the world of turntablism and hip hop DJing. >> Facebook RSVP

Check out the Dubspot Blog for more information, and to view the workshops via Ustream live.

About Dubspot
Dubspot is a world-class electronic music production & DJ institute in New York City. As one of the first Ableton Certified Training Centers in the world, Dubspot has become the premier music school for both aspiring & experienced producers & DJ’s. Most importantly, Dubspot is a growing community of musicians, visual artists, DJs, audio technology professionals, industry veteran producers, & enthusiasts of all genres who all have one thing in common: a love for music. Now, with Dubspot Online, this quality experience is available to anyone, anywhere.

The 5th Annual BPM Festival – Playa Del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Mexico


The 5th Annual BPM Festival
December 30, 2011 – January 8, 2012
Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya


Super Special Advance 10-Day VIP Wristband Presale

Watch The BPM Festival 2012 Teaser Video (English) | (Spanish)

The BPM Festival, Mexico’s biggest dance music festival, celebrates its blow-out 5th anniversary in Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya fromDecember 30, 2011 to January 8, 2012. With a record-breaking 25,000 attendees in 2011, The BPM Festival 2012 promises to be even bigger and better, with a stellar artist lineup and lots of surprises in store for the fifth year of this world-class electronic music event. 

Named one of MixMag’s 10 Best International Parties, BPM Festival 2011 saw 120 of the planet’s best DJs and producers playing day and night for 10 sun-drenched days in the beautiful Mexican Caribbean. White sand beaches, turquoise waters, and top talents like Damian Lazarus, Dubfire, Laidback Luke, Lee Burridge, Marco Carola, Richie Hawtin, Steve Angello, and Steve Lawler (just to name a few) make the BPM Festival a perfect winter getaway in one of the most spectacular beach locations on the planet. “When I first came here, I really noticed a very unique vibe and energy that has escalated every year. It’s become a really special place to come to in the winter time,” says Ali Shirazinia, a.k.a. Dubfire. “I plan on coming back every year!

The BPM Festival will be celebrating its fifth year anniversary on January 5th, 2012 with special parties and surprises taking place all over Playa del Carmen. In just a few short years, the BPM Festival has grown from an elite industry networking event into an international mélange of electronic music lovers, DJs, producers, revelers and partygoers — and it just keeps getting better. It’s no coincidence that BPM Festival 2012 coincides with the end of the Mayan calendar, a time to celebrate change and usher in a new era. Come celebrate with us!

A limited number of super special advance sale priced 10-Day VIP wristbands are available now at

Please visit for upcoming news and announcements – new website will be launched soon.

Fatboy Slim Las Vegas Take Over Labor Day Weekend – September 4




Fatboy Slim at Marquee Dayclub
Photo credit: Powers Imagery

It really ain’t over til the Fatboy sings when it comes to Las Vegas. Legendary DJ/producer Fatboy Slim, a.k.a. Norman Cook, launched into the second date of his exclusive residency over July 4th weekend at Marquee Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Mother Nature kept bizarre weather at bay in favor of amazing beats for a pool party of unparalleled proportions.

Adorned in a yellow shirt complete with trademark Fatboy Slim smiley face and crossbones, he festively matched the three-story-high FBS balloon in one of Marquee’s two pools, plus the custom FBS logo décor throughout the Dayclub. Hyping the crowd via megaphone and rocking out barefoot in a custom plexiglass DJ booth built just for him over Marquee’s main pool, he kicked the pool party into high gear with samples of his “Praise You” melding into a funky disco-esque remix and drops of “Fatboy Slim is f—king in heaven.”

Fatboy Slim blew kisses to the ladies, played “Put Your Hands Up for Brazil” and some sexy salsa for a group in Brazilian shirts, plus worked in a bevy of crowd pleasers including “The Big Bad Wolf”, “Rock the Casbah”, “Jump Around”, Bob Marley’s “Could You Be Loved”, and concluded the set with a mash-up of “Rockafeller Skank” and the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction”. Fatboy Slim’s whirlwind of tracks plus infectious energy spilled over to the Fourth of July weekend warriors splashing in the sun. And with his sounds working them into a frenzy, FBS’s ability to play to the crowd brought the vibe at Marquee Dayclub to new heights.

Be sure to catch Fatboy Slim’s final date of his summer residency with Chuckie on Labor Day Weekend – September 4 at Marquee Dayclub.


Marquee Dayclub & Nightclub Upcoming Dates
July 22 Donald Glaude @ Dayclub
July 22 Max Graham @ Nightclub
July 23 Cedric Gervais @ Dayclub
July 23 Roger Sanchez @ Nightclub
July 25 Redfoo @ Nightclub
July 29 Randy Boyer @ Dayclub
July 29 Sebastian Ingrosso @ Nightclub
July 30 Chris Lake @ Dayclub
July 30 ATB @ Dayclub
August 5 Roger Sanchez @ Nightclub
August 6 Erick Morillo @ Nightclub
August 12 Chuckie @ Nightclub
August 13 Dash Berlin @ Nightclub
August 19 EC Twins @ Nightclub
August 26 Gabriel & Dresden @ Nightclub
August 27 ATB @ Nightclub

Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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