All summer long excitement was in the air as people waited anxiously for the arrival of the highly anticipated Made in America Festival that Jay-z announced in May. This past weekend, the festival finally arrived, and it was just as magical as we'd all hoped it would be, if not more.
Get ready for sounds of house, techno and deep groove as the storm that is Tornado Wallace hits Morgan’s Pier on Saturday, August 25. Gracing us all the way from Melbourne, Australia, Tornado Wallace is a DJ and producer responsible for two amazing releases in 2010. First was the Tornado Never Dies EP on Sleazy Beats, followed by the Paddlin’ EP on Jimpster’s Delusions of Grandeur which happened to top Juno’s charts for a number of weeks and was listed in their top 50 tracks for 2010. Wallace has been collecting records all throughout his teen years, which led him to be catapulted into the DJing world at the young age of 18. His career has been booming ever since, making this show quite the opportunity. You can check out his sounds here. (and don’t miss the opening sets by Magic Message DJs Jeffrey Bouchard and Shearn!)
American DJ phenom Kaskade has put his stamp on not only electronic music in the US, but rather worldwide. Last year The New York Times decided to examine exactly how Kaskade rose to super stardom, how this Evanston, IL native exploded onto the scene and has made such an enormous impact. Praised by DJ's and pop sensations alike, Kaskade is arguably the biggest name in the dance music scene today.
Next Thursday marks the first of Sex Cult records new monthly party at The Barbary, SEX CULT. What’s it all about? Well, Sex Cult has teamed up with Designer Drugs to bring you the best names in Grindhouse, Electro, Dubstep and Hardhouse every fourth Thursday of the month. Next Thursday you can expect to see Designer Drugs themselves, PLS DNT STP, Skitysnygg and an opening set by Aaron Ruxbin (with more DJs TBA). Under 21? No worries. Downstairs will 18 to enter, 21 to drink. We’re expecting this to be pretty crowded, so get your advance tickets here and get ready to dance. Did we mention there’s an open bar 10-11pm?
Double Dutch is at it again! Next week it’s resident DJ Gun$ Garcia’s birthday edition and The Barbary will be bringing you yet another awesome all-female line up. The guest of honor is Roxy Cottontail – a New York-based (Maryland-born) artist. Her style is eclectic and effortlessly cool, finding it’s roots in punk, electro, dance, house, hip-hop, reggae and rock.
It’s month three of PHLTH at Fluid Nightclub and it’s only getting better. Hailing from Austin, Texas, RUN DMT will be spinning the dirtiest of beats, bringing the Austin drum and bass scene directly to Philly. They’ll be accompanied by one of our favorite resident DJ’s, Flufftronix, up and coming artist, Dirty Dave, and Delaware’s own H-Mazz. If dubstep, electro and heavy bass are what you’re looking for you won’t want to miss this.
Leah R. Kauffman, Photos by Yusuf Muhammad
Gilbere Forte, Tayyib Ali, Jokers of the Scene, Shwayze, and many more artists performed at The 618 Festival Saturday at The Great Plaza. Even the Sexy Sax Guy (major meme) was there! Scroll down to see one festival-goers account of a 15-year-old puking in a trashcan.
The British are coming to the 941 Theater this Saturday. Well, at least one of them is. Meet Beni Uthman, commonly known to the club world as Benga, a 22-year-old dubstep superstar from the UK who’s smash hit “Night” kept clubbers sweating and dancing all night long in 2007.