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Chuckie: METAMORPHOSISM

Posted by on January 21, 2015 at 2:37 pm

Friday January 30, Dirty Dutch head honcho Chuckie hosts METAMORPHOSISM at Pacha New York, with an extended five-hour set.

What exactly is metamorphosism? It’s a return to how things used to be – it’s all about the music. You won’t get a pre-mixed set, and no one will be “just pushing play”

Chuckie says:

‘It’s a pity that nowadays the set times are as fixed as they are. As a DJ you don’t often get the space to respond to the audience, and playing half an hour longer than agreed beforehand, for example, is just out of the question. Moreover, the technology makes it very easy nowadays to stand behind a deck and fake that you’re spinning. At events without content or quality you might as well leave out the DJ in the future, because he has his hands in the air more than on the decks. Every night I’m armed with thousands of tracks on my USB stick. I want to remain a DJ. I refuse to deceive my fans by playing a premixed set. A DJ is supposed to respond to the atmosphere of the evening. That’s also what I expect from the guest DJs. We have no place at Dirty Dutch for DJs who play a premix.’

Tickets available here.

Dyro's Diaries – A Look Back

Posted by on January 7, 2015 at 5:51 pm

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Earlier today, Dyro released a very special video on his Youtube page, and then shared it via his social media outlets in celebration of hitting over 900K “Likes” on Facebook! Titled Dyro’s Diaries – A Look Back, this short film takes you into the world of Dyro as a recap to all of the huge accomplishments this young superstar has achieved over the past year.

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Hardwell x Dyro x Dannic

Posted by on January 6, 2015 at 3:32 pm

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“Cause we’re the three best friends that anyone could have” … we’ll, it’s kind of like that. Ever notice how great of a relationship Hardwell, Dyro, and Dannic have with each other, both on and off stage? These three Dutch EDM icons not only have the upmost respect for one another when it comes to business and music, but they also have each others backs on a very personal level, and are known within the industry as a very tight knit group of guys.

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Mat Zo Discusses 'Damage Control'

Posted by on December 16, 2014 at 6:55 pm

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NYC – have you guys had a chance to listen to Mat Zo’s hit debut album Damage Control?! Released in November 2013, Damage Control made huge headlines for this 24 year old superstar, and he received tons of critical acclaim for the fourteen featured tracks. In an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone, Mat commented on his new album saying “When I set out to write my album, I wanted to bring together all the different forms of dance music that had influenced me most over the years. I’ve never agreed with purism, so over the years I’ve found myself falling in love with lots of different genres, from hip-hop and garage to French house and progressive and, obviously, trance.”

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Carlo Lio Q & A

Posted by on December 12, 2014 at 5:29 pm

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Next Saturday, December 20, Carlo Lio joins us at Pacha NYC for a night filled with heart-pounding techno beats until the early morning! Resident Advisor puts it best – If music is the Universal language then Toronto Native, Carlo Lio is surely multilingual. It is this universal appeal that has allowed Carlo to speak to so many people without ever having to say a word. His ability to capture sounds and emit them so expressively is a gift. Music has always been a priority in Carlo’s life; anyone who witnesses him gracing the decks can attest to this. Carlo can turn a careful observer into a dancer through the raw emotion and passion in his music. Music is a language; it is a means of connectivity, intimacy and communication and Carlo has brilliantly captured and shared this with his fans.

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Jonathan Peters Returns to West 46th Street

Posted by on December 9, 2014 at 6:40 pm

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Words: Bruce Tantum

The beloved Gotham jock hits the decks for a night of JP classics.

“I feel so comfortable playing here,” the veteran Jonathan Peters says on a weekday afternoon while hanging out on Pacha New York’s mezzanine, waiting for a shutterbug to set up for a photo shoot. And why wouldn’t he? After all, as longtime clubbers know, this is the same building that transformed him into one of NYC’s most beloved four-to-the-floor DJs—for seven years, starting in 1997, Peters held an iconic residency here when the address served as the second incarnation of the seminal New York club Sound Factory. That stint that turned Peters into the star he is today, but of course, he’s also long been one of Pacha’s most popular jocks—and on Saturday 13th, he makes a long-awaited return the club’s DJ booth for another of his twisting, driving, all-night-long sessions of Jonathan Peters classics.

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TURN DOWN FOR … The Police?

Posted by on December 8, 2014 at 1:52 pm

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Turn Down For What?! Four very simple words, but one incredibly catchy phrase that has taken 2014 by a storm! As 2015 approaches us in just a few short weeks, we begin to reminisce some of pop culture’s greatest moments over the past year – Maybe Michael Jackson’s holographic performance at the Billboard Music Awards comes to mind (… still super weird), or how about the trend of “big butts” thanks to Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda, Jennifer Lopez’s Booty, or Kim Kardashian’s actual derriere! However, thanks to the collaboration between DJ Snake & Lil Jon, Turn Down For What is right up at the top of this list!

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#FBF – Erick Morillo @ Pacha NYC 5 Year Anniversary

Posted by on December 5, 2014 at 5:05 pm

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NYC, are you ready for an incredible Birthday Party?! Hopefully you said YES, because you are invited to the best 9 year old birthday party you will ever attend in your entire life (… no joke)! This Saturday evening, join us as we sing Happy Birthday to Pacha NYC for an incredible must attend event! Joining us is one man who has had a huge impact on not only Pacha NYC, but on the dance music scene as a whole. We are super excited to dance the night away with our Chairman of the Board, the one and only, Mr. Erick Morillo!
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Pacha NYC Exclusive Interview w/ Danny Howard!

Posted by on December 4, 2014 at 12:58 pm

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NYC – are you ready for DJ Danny Howard to take over Pacha NYC?! This Friday night, the infamous British dance music DJ, producer, and BBC Radio 1 host joins Borgeous behind the booth for a very special #LOSEIT performance! Not only has Danny released his own tracks throughout the years, but he is also known as a master of mixes – his rendition of Molly by Cedric Gervais, and Adagio For Strings by Tiesto has been dropped all around the world! One of the greatest mixes Danny has been a part of includes a collaboration with Kryder, entitled Sending Out An S.O.S, which is from the hit song Message In A Bottle by the Police! Danny has also released numerous singles on Spinnin Records this past year alone, including Romani and Vargo with Futuristic Polar Bears. Danny Howard will not disappoint this Friday evening – we cannot wait to have him behind the decks, and we guarantee the crowd goes nuts during his entire set! Be sure to grab your tickets for this Friday night here, or click here to add your name to our guestlist for free admission until midnight! Pacha NYC had a minute to catch up with Danny Howard before his set this Friday evening! Checkout our exclusive interview after the jump!


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"EDM PUT LIFE BACK IN ME" – Waka Flocka's View On EDM!

Posted by on November 17, 2014 at 12:54 pm

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Is hip hop a dying breed? Recently, that has become a question on a lot of music lovers minds! With the electronic dance music scene recently taking over nearly every media outlet (radio, television, movies), it is difficult to remember the time when hip-hop once was valued as highly as EDM currently is. With the popularity of festivals, raves, concerts, and nightclubs, in conjunction with the opportunities it provides us to catch a glimpse of our favorite DJ performing his hit song with 100,000+ fans dancing along side, it is nearly impossible to see such an epidemic changing in the future. One very famous artist, Waka Flocka Flame, is on board with the EDM scene, and even though he still enjoys creating and producing those hit hip-hop tracks, it seems that he feels that a change is occuring – and he is jumping right on board with it! So far, Waka Flocka has been incredibly successful with the changover from more hip-hop focused tracks to electronic dance music tracks, and is featured on tracks by many artists including Steve Aoki. Waka also knows how to entertain the crowd extremely well, and throws a party in which words cannot describe! Luckily for you, Waka Flocka heads to NYC for an exclusive DJ live set on the mainstage this Friday night! Expect the unexpected, because once you party with Waka, you won’t want to party with anyone else! Friday night will be EPIC, and we want you there! Take a minute to grab your advanced tickets from our official ticket outlet here, or click here to add your name to our guestlist for reduced admission until midnight. Waka Flocka believes that the electronic dance music scene is the way of the future, and has expressed his opinion not only by the change he has made to his personal music career, but also by expressing his opinions in numerous interviews. Checkout a few of our favorite interviews on why EDM is the way of the future after the jump, and prepare yourself to #LOSEIT with Waka Flocka Flame this Friday night!


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