New York has a new club called The Dance.
Situated on Lafayette Street in lower Manhattan, the multi-room club comes complete with a 250-capacity main space, and has been opened by Billy Jones, the man behind other New York venues such as Elvis Guesthouse and Baby's All Right.
The Dance officially opened last week, with programming so far covering club events as well as New York Fashion Week parties. A number of modern dancehall figures such as Kelman Duran and Felix Hall played at the venue for one of its first parties.
Michael Kors has released a Fall collection which is inspired by Studio 54, the former New York clubbing institution.
However the release of the collection has received backlash from Studio 54 co-founder Ian Schrager, who claims Kors never attended the venue.
In a comment on Instagram, Schrager explained, "I don't believe Michael Kors was ever at Studio 54. I certainly don't remember him as he made no impression. This is nothing more than an obvious exploitation by a garment center person to sell some clothes that has nothing to do with Studio or what it was about."
Galcher Lustwerk has announced a new album, ‘Information’, on Ghostly International.
The LP is the third to come from the US producer, who has put out one long form per year so far— 2017's 'Dark Bliss' and '200% Galcher' in 2018.
"Being from the Midwest and with Ghostly putting it out, I think it's fitting to pull together my most Midwest-minded, 'hookier' tracks," Lustwerk said. "I wanted to capture a bittersweet quality that I hear in a lot of other Cleveland producers."
New York record store Halcyon has opened a new location in Brooklyn.
With vinyl sales expected to take over CD sales for the first time since 1986, it's good timing for the new store, which opened its doors at 53 Broadway in Williamsburg on 9th September.
With the store's previous location in Williamsburg having closed on New Year's Day, this new base - which will focus on dance music, as well as disco, hass, funk and more - will operate every day from 10 am to 5 pm.
Due to "overwhelming demand," Eric Prydz has added a third date for his HOLO New York show.
Off the back of releasing 'Pryda 15 Vol II' under his Pryda moniker last month, the Swedish DJ and producer announced via Twitter that he will play NYC's Expo Center on Sunday, 29th December. He has already sold out HOLO shows in the same venue on 27th and 28th December.
Above and Beyond have announced a New Year's Eve show in New York that has racked up almost 3,000 attendees on the Facebook event, without any official details having been announced.
Hailing from London, Tony McGuinness, Jono Grant and Paavo Siljamaki are Above and Beyond, three of trance music's most beloved superstars, often affectionally referred to by DJ Mag as the trance kings.
Eric Prydz's HOLO show will travel to New York City.
In a teaser video posted by the Prydz, the original HOLO trailer is shown, before the East Coast city name appears on screen.
Prydz debuted the HOLO show in Glasgow last year before touring various cities, which included a London takeover in May with Alan Fitzpatrick and Pryda affiliate Cristoph.
More details are yet to be revealed regarding dates and tickets. Check out the trailer for HOLO NYC below.
The lineup for the sixth edition of Sustain-Release has been announced, with incredible names big and small from dance music’s most creative corners.
Taking place in upstate New York from September 12th through 15th, this year the lineup features DVS1, Laurel Halo, Wata Igarashi, Jane Fitz, Powder (who DJ Mag interviewed this February), LSDXOXO, Bruce, Batu, DBridge, D. Tiffany, and Vladimir Ivkovic.
Westend released his ‘CLUBBLE’ EP in early 2019 as a serious statement of intent, and it’s safe to assume there will be some solid momentum behind this native New Yorker in the months to come. In weaving his quirky, bold personality into rollicking tech-house grooves, he's working on a sonic signature of his own. “What people describe as quirkiness is just the product of lots of experimentation in the studio,” Westend says, “trying to incorporate new sounds into a genre or building energy in a novel manner.
“Those guys wrote the bangers of their era [and] they still make amazing music,” he says. “The biggest takeaways for me are their ability to create tension and energy, and the timelessness of the music. Those are the things that I look to the most when trying to make a record.” It was the ’00s bloghouse movement that lit the fire inside Westend, and his studies in electronic music composition fanned the flames. After graduating from his studies at Duke University in North Carolina, he returned to NYC and dove headfirst into DJing.