Art Basel Miami, starts now.

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If anybody is in Miami for the art fair drop me hello on twitter @_ana3ana or right here! Happy “Baseling” and I will report back in a few days with more.

Agenda for us:

1. ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER

2. PAMM Opening for Members. 

3. Cassina & Louis Vuitton Present the Cassina LC4 Chaise-Lounge

4. Life and Death in Art Basel by P L O T

 

Check out the official Guest of a Guest party guide, because what goes better with Doug Atkin or Linder than a cocktail.

guestofaguest.com/art-basel/art-basel-miami-2013-our-official-event-guide

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Memories of Dixon & Âme

Happy Friday! Today I am sharing memories from the Blkmarket & ReSolute July 4th daytime party which was held on a rooftop in Brooklyn. Solid party, was a lot of fun, as you can see the weather was perfect. Innervisions label mates Dixon and Âme  played a special 5 hour back 2 back set.

 

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Movement Electronic Music Festival 2012

Alas, here are the beautiful memories from Detroit’s Movement Electronic Music Festival 2012.

This year the festival was just as amazing as last year. I am not going to write a bunch of crap about it, I am simply going to let the images and videos do the talking.  I do recommend you check out the videos of doP performing at the Old Miami for Visionquest’s annual Need I Say More party, which was my favorite performance of this year.

Image above & below: Back to Back Seth Troxler and Guy Gerber at Beatport Stage Movement Detroit…

Images and video below: Circoloco party at TV Lounge, Detroit… Lee Curtis played one the most deep and dark set I’ve ever heard that morning. Followed by Clockwork and Tale of Us back to Back. I died and went to heaven.

 

 

 

There is also this little snippet of Heidi’s set at the Beatport stage which was an incredibly fun and lively set…below.

 

Images below: Finally the main event for me, Need I Say More 8th Edition at Old Miami, Detroit…

See you next year Detroit, thanks for being so good to me!

InReview: Resolute Yacht Party with Tale of Us & DJ Tennis

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A higher power was looking out for the ReSolute folk, this past Sunday. After a week of pure rain in NYC, the sun broke the clouds and a clear blue sky emerged. The perfect temperatures, the perfect breeze, and the cherry to top this Sunday, pun intended, the perfect deep, sexy, groovy dance music.

I am going to keep it simple with this review because I think the musical talent Tale of Us display at every encounter is beyond words. Together we navigated the waters of the Hudson River, while the Italian duo spun out some of the most heartfelt deep and delicious tracks imaginable. I think we have all come to expect this kind of relentless sound from Karm and Matteo, yet every time they make that bass explode, you just wonder “is this real” … The party warmed-up with DJ Tennis aka Manfredi Romano, another Italian export and co-founder of the Life and Death label. Please don’t leave here without watching the video below with a snippet of his warm up set, which was also superb.

Every minute was pure joy. At one point while the sun was setting with the entire Manhattan skyline in the foreground and the Statue of Liberty behind Karm and Matteo, dropping one of the many bombs; I just turned to the first stranger and gave him a hug. It was such a grand moment of deep-house induced euphoria!!! And the next five hours did not let up, every minute, every track was absolutely epic. For a moment you might of thought you were at DC-10 in Ibiza, when the whole deck crouched down on the floor and jumped up as the bass exploded. The whole dance-floor was smiling and dancing in unison, an absolutely brilliant feeling. There was not a moment to spare outside of the dancefloor unless you had to make a run to take a leak or get refreshments. By the way never a long line there for either.

This is the second time Life & Death have a label showcase partnering up with ReSolute and it seems to work wonders for everyone. Maybe you were there in January when they blew it out in a Brooklyn warehouse, or you were there last night, so you know, and you’ll be sure to not miss the next installment of Time to get Ill. I can say without hesitation that was the best party of 2012 thus far, and that’s a huge statement. Thank you everyone for putting together one of the most amazing experiences!

Next stop Detroit for Memorial Day… loads of more fun posts coming! Woot Woot!

Some pictures of the most idyllic yacht cruise imaginable. xx

In Review: Robot Heart Brooklyn

As I sit down to write this post about Saturday’s party I am listening to Tale of Us’s latest podcast through Pulse Radio and I am at minute 1:08:40. This is just madness up in here with these Tale of Us boys!!! Immediately stirs up a lot of pleasurable feelings I had this past Saturday at Robot Heart’s party near the Williamsburg Waterfront.

There next to the East River lies an enormous factory of pleasure and indulgence. A place where only those in-the-know or “Burners” inhabit. It’s a mind-changing kaleidoscopic paradise with the the central focus on the bus of speakers vibrating at you, yes a bus, however; making you feel every bit of bass in your spine. To be honest, I did not go for the line-up, I only knew off one DJ. I went for the sheer and simple idea that these folks do not fuck around, as recounted in the Halloween version, here . The premise set forth this time was Warriors and Lingerie alla “burner” style. 

The night was a solid success, the DJ’s one by one played sick music, making the tracks explode, adding live voices, and effects to accompany your soul. The aforementioned was by 3 or 4 in the morning dancing side by side with you. This party is so different that it’s hard to even usually remember what happened except you don’t forget that you danced your ass off!

Before I sign off for this installment, please Don’t NOT miss the exclusive video below with a “performance” from Dubtribe Sound System:
Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned through the next weeks as I have Tale of Us party coming in a couple weeks, and that is going to leave plenty of things to chatter about. Also a big Special Double Feature is due for June after my 2nd annual visit to Movement Detroit at the end of the month!

Electronic_Journal: Ash Rawson

This week we catch up with Ash Rawson, a fellow from Barnsley, UK with a dazzling taste in music. As is customary with these Electronic Journals an exclusive podcast is below, so enjoy, listen and share! I’ve also asked Ash to answer a Proust questionnaire  with a twist, of course.
http://soundcloud.com/ash-rawson/by-ash-rawson-for-ana3ana-com/s-aVNIU

A3A: What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

AR: Been forced to do endless amounts of forward rolls whilst been chased by a group of angry mallards.

A3A: Where would you like to live?

AR: New York or New Zealand.

A3A: What is your idea of earthly happiness?

AR: The worlds leaders, dressed in leather, gathered in a derelict warehouse. Nile Rodgers would DJ and Red Stripe would sponsor the event.

A3A: To what faults do you feel most indulgent?

AR: I’m too competitive.

A3A: Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?

AR: When I was younger I wanted to be the red power ranger.

A3A: Who are your favorite characters in history?

AR: Ian Curtis. Joy Division.

A3A:Who are your favorite heroines in real life?

AR: My old maths teacher used to let us listen to the radio and she gave us Haribo sweets as an incentive to do our work. I passed my maths test. So yeah, Mrs Willett is a heroine of mine.

A3A: Your favorite DJ?

AR: My friends Dad, Chris Booth. Party DJ, weddings, etc. He once played New Order – Blue Monday towards the end of his set one Christmas eve. My dancing resulted in 3 lads giving me a black eye.

AR: I saw Moodymann for the first time the other week. That guys awesome.

A3A: The quality you most admire in a DJ?

AR: The ability to smile.

A3A: Your favorite virtue?

AR: I think it’s good laugh.

http://soundcloud.com/ash-rawson/by-ash-rawson-for-ana3ana-com/s-aVNIU

In Review: WMC 2012

Oh how nice it is when you come back from a music festival and you start acclimating back to reality through “nice to meet you. :-)”  and “that set changed my life. thanks.” messages on Facebook. Looking up all the cool people you meet and connecting only to make the community bigger and more fun, right. Well bigger it seemed at Winter Music Conference 2012, the crowds at all the places I went,  were packed to the brim with partygoers of all shapes, sizes and outfits. Now this year I could only do very limited “party-ing” because of personal conflicts; so it went like this: From Detroit with Love Wednesday night at The Electric Pickle, Visionquest at The Awerhouse Friday, Get Lost 7th Edition also at The Pickle Saturday and finally Last Resort at Villa 221 Sunday! 

Wednesday night really turned out to be a treat, due to the fact that Seth Troxler played in the upstairs room and he started shortly after 11pm. It really turned out to be like a private show, in that small room which usually you’d avoid all together because the cigarette smoke becomes unbearable. I was thrilled to hear him warm up the room, there were very few people, and he’s a savvy DJ he feels out the room, which is the right thing. He played some intergalactic shit that was really good then dropped a Lana Del Rey remix that completed my experience for the night. It picked up later and it was a great night. He rarely disappoints. If anyone knows anything about the aforementioned remix  please drop me a line, did tons of Google searches and found zip. Onward.

Visionquest are by far one of the best labels for me, but what they let happen Friday night at The Awarehouse was not ok. Just ask yourself, would you throw a “Visionquest” party and have Craig Richards play for 3 long hours, followed by Danny Tenaglia? In case you stumbled on the answer it’s NO! It was a huge disappointment that Tale of Us, one of my personal favorites, did not play because of the re-shuffling of the line up. Tale of Us had huge influence over me when I decided to go to that party, big sad face. Hopefully redemption will come at Movement next month. I think it goes without saying that Visionquest misused the opportunity to showcase the talent under their label and give a proper representation of their style. For example, FOOTPRINTZ, signed to the label just over a year ago, who were set to perform songs from their upcoming album, did not perform either.

Then Saturday rolled in [very fast] and we Got Lost of course! First person I see when I get to the Pickle is Papa Lazarus at the door poking out his head to take inventory of the situation with his embellished hat, true to his weirdo fashion. Again, with the issue of shit got BIG. The party was cramped inside, outside was a bit better but still shoulder to shoulder and it’s no surprise the DJs were  one better than the other with the exception of Jamie Jones [drank the kool aid] so many outstanding performances. Infinity Ink (Luca and Ali Love) gave a solid debut performance as did AMIRALI.

Just like that the festival came to a close with the final party [for me] which was none other than the spectacular extravaganza Last Resort at Villa 221. Let’s just say we went out with a BANG! This was no doubt my favorite party for this year. The venue is exactly what the name implies, and it was big enough not be another sardine can like Get Lost. There was enough space to lounge or be in the thick of it on the dance floor. It’s always a good start to a party when every imaginable off duty DJ possible is there in the crowd. Maceo Plex AKA Eric Estornel was playing when I arrived but I was again held up by personal circumstances, so I missed the live performance by Pillowtalk which was regretful. Not to worry Miss Maya Jane Coles is here to reinvent everything I thought I knew. Her set was FLAWLESS! Ask anybody, she knocked it out of the park! Here’s a taste:

After Maya destroyed my legs came Ryan Crosson and Shaun Reeves to close it out. They did a good job with the transition but later on went on to become stale with a repetitive beat. Nonetheless, I had heard Maya THE GREAT.

All and all great time, great new friends and of course see you next year in full force!