4am x elektro event recap
On December 1st, elektro hosted an event at the Highline Ballroom in New York City, which showcased some of the top talent 4AM, the New York-based DJ/Producer Talent Agency, has to offer. As 4AM has provided great music to many of the top dance clubs and most exclusive venues in New York, on this night, they would do so again, as Highline Ballroom was rocked by the sounds of the amazing DJs who performed. Upon arriving to the venue, I was greeted by the energetic crowd, and the sounds of Dalton, who held it down at elektro’s party at Avenue Nightclub earlier this year. Dalton supplied a wide variety of EDM favorites, from the new R.L. Grime trap remix of Benny Benassi’s “Satisfaction,” to the rave classic “Epic,” and even breaking out never before heard remixes of R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion” and Oasis’ “Wonderwall.” Dalton got the party started off right, setting the stage for the DJ/violinist duo, Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe, who wowed the Highline Ballroom with an amazing violin cover of M83′s “Midnight City.” Their unique performance was followed by the night’s headliners, The Chainsmokers, a DJ duo who are pros at tearing up NYC dancefloors. Aside from their own single, “Erase,” which garnered an enormous response from the crowd, the duo brought out fan favorite tracks like SHM’s “Don’t You Worry Child,” Martin Solveig’s “The Night Out,” and Dada Life’s remix of Kaskade’s “Llove.” What truly defined The Chainsmokers’ set, however, was their unlikely, yet incredibly effective unions of hit EDM tracks, such as their blend of Nari & Milani’s “Atom” and Dog Blood’s “Next Order, as well as SHM vs. Knife Party’s “Antidote” with Dada Life’s “Kick Out The Epic Mother Fucker,” both of which kicked the party at the Highline Ballroom into overdrive.
The duo’s own mixture of AC/DC’s “TNT” and Firebeatz and Schella’s “Dear New York” also evoked a crowd sing-a-long, while their blend of Calvin Harris & Nicky Romero’s “Iron” and Knife Party’s “Internet Friends” had the crowd waving their Chainsmokers’ cigarette LED sticks. The crowd showed no signs of slowing down as Pink Cashmere, a three-piece DJ/drummer/guitarist group, took the stage, serving up rock-infused remixes of Zedd’s “Spectrum,” Avicii’s “Fade Into Darkness,” and Tommy Trash’s “Cascade.” This fun Rock/EDM act was followed by the night’s final act, Ani Quinn, who played alongside Dalton at the Avenue event hosted by elektro earlier this year. Ani Quinn supplied a wide variety of house, electro, and trap, surging the crowd with energy to make it through the end of the night (and into the early morning, for that matter). Carnage’s trap remix of Sandro Silva & Quintino’s “Epic,” Afrojack’s “Watcha Say” remix, and Wolfgang Gartner’s “Illmerica” are some of the tracks Ani Quinn included in his arsenal. A dirty trap remix of Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso’s “Calling” brought the night to its end. This event contained such a wide variety of entertainment, from solo DJs to those paired with instruments, offering up something for everyone, and supplying an amazing soundtrack to a fun, crazy night at the Highline Ballroom. This event certainly got all who attended the event pumped for the next elektro/4AM pairing. Stay tuned to elektro to find out when the party comes back the NYC!