This is going to be one for the record books folks. Deadmau5 is performing at the relatively intimate venue, Verboten. While this is a full sized club in Brooklyn, Deadmau5 could probably sell out Barclay’s Arena on his own so it’s quite the shift down. Considering he’ll be headlining Governor’s Ball the same day. This show is going to be something we’ve never seen before, so expect the Verboten party to be different than anything we’ve seen before. Mau5trap taking over Verboten is a fantastic idea, but honestly, deadmau5 could just mess around on the decks in footie pajamas for 4hrs and we’d be hanging on his every action. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/205968149″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”120″ iframe=”true” /] When can toss WIPs & scraps onto Soundcloud and they’re immediately picked up by the entire EDM blogosphere, you’ve become a thought leader. As much as he enjoys trolling twitter & being annoyed, Deadmau5 is a light in the dark, and I’m not just talking about the cherries on the cigarettes he smokes.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/192061479″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”120″ iframe=”true” /]Matt Lange has found a home in NYC, as a headliner in his own right as well as supporting some of the biggest acts in the world. His party with InDeep at Slake last November was incredible, and his shows have been mobbed every time he shows up. There’s a signature depth to even his lightest remixes & originals that Gothamites crave. This will be a stupendously mature dance floor if you ask me. But, in the immortal words of Levar Burton, don’t take my word for it. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/203146124″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”120″ iframe=”true” /] ATTLAS has earned the attention of Pete Tong & a bunch of other tastemakers such that he earned a spot on this list. If you don’t know why, get at the Evolution mix above. There’s a shockingly good production value & composition awareness here. He’s got 1000 tweeps & under 5700 Soundcloud followers, so get your hipster hats and get on this train way before he hits headlining status & the bigger blogs. When you see it, you can say you heard of him here first. And you saw him at a “small warehouse party in Brooklyn” when Electric Daisy Carnival people ask about him 2 years from now.
To scale down from the main stage at one of the largest festivals of the NY Summer, to a club off the L train is going to be one of the things people talk about for months. This is definitely a highlight of the summer, with advance tickets already sold out. You’ll be able to get tickets at the door, but only if you get there early.
Originally written for ENL by Terry Gotham