You can almost feel the bass levitating Robot Heart revelers at Further Future, a desert electronic music festival near Las Vegas that doesn't suck. The iconic DJ Lee Burridge at the helm of course here, delivering a Sunday sunrise sermon that lasted 6+ hours...? Just one magical moment that was a weekend spent cowering from torrential rainstorms, meeting new friends... chasing, dancing and occasionally rubbing shoulders with all-time favorite musicians, DJ's and performers. #FF002 was a mecca for party professionals from around the globe and we brought it like no tomorrow. See you next year!
The Salt Lake City underground scene is thriving and it's getting better by the month. From regular happenings at chic places like Zest Kitchen and Bar and The Red Door, to private art galleries and even churches; there seems to be no lack of places for dance music to call home in this fair city. One unique venue in particular plays host to one of the hottest parties in SLC. That place is the Fallout, and that party is Control Room.
We at New City Movement want to extend our thanks to Victor Simonelli for bringing his amazing talent and music knowledge to the second DEEP4LIFE at JAM last Saturday. Naturally... buckets of rain had to descend from the heavens during hours of operation, but that didn't stop the clubbing faithful which packed the party wall-to-wall. JAM was hot, sweaty and jumping with raw, artistic soul, (see video above) which included a warmup set by my friend RED SPECTRAL who tailored his sound to suit D4L perfectly. The cops even came to put their stamp of approval on things!
As some of you know, Victor has a special connection to Utah having spent four years here as a teenager living with his mother who worked for Job Corps. Victor graduated from Carbon County High School (of all places...) and credits the experience with opening his mind to new experiences, long lasting friendships and ultimately helping him to re-focus on music full-time upon returning to NYC. It was there that he he worked with the likes of Arthur Baker at Shakedown Studios with more big name artists than you can shake a stick at, later going on to develop talent and form his own labels in the US and UK.
For a man with so much success under his belt, Victor has little to no ego. He's one of the kindest, most giving people you could ever come in contact with and it shows in his approach to music, touring and beyond. He's truly present wherever he is and that was an inspiration to me personally. So glad he could come visit again. Stay tuned for a recording of his DJ set to be posted at our Soundcloud page in the coming weeks. Till next time...
Fantastic illustration of recently deceased pop/rock icons by artist Christian Mark England.
I'm happy to be joining the lineup for this years Lunar Transit Festival outside of Ogden, Utah. Excellent group of local, national and international music makers coming in to make this fest the best. The real news here is that all those sounds will be pumping through a Funktion One system, the industry standard for dance music aficionados. Prepare to levitate.
Lunar Transit Spring Festival by New World presents
DETAILS: Join us May 20th - 22nd as we embark on a new creative journey through space and time just 40 minutes from Downtown, Salt Lake City. Sign up to the Lunar Transit mailing list for the latest information.
Lunar Transit is a music and arts festival focusing on bringing a cosmic beacon of high quality production and international acts combined with a stellar community to the Utah region.
Originating in mountains of Southern Utah at 10,000 feet elevation Lunar Transit is a destination where music and dancing flows into sanguine sunsets and tranquil sunrises. With natural surroundings it's the place to discover yourself and connect with both the earth under your feet and the stars in the distance. It all started with a group of otherworldly artists, builders, seekers, and explorers combined to form a community with the purpose of reflecting the beauty of spaceship Earth.
There will be several new features at this years Lunar Transit Spring Festival including yoga and workshops from morning until noon with a break in music to recharge from the night. A newly designed temple to serve as a cosmic symbol and place of peace.
We will also be bringing new and improved sound design with Utah's first ever Funktion One / Tannoy point source sound system.
ATISH (SF) / THE BEAT BROKER (SF) / IMANOL MOLINA (SPAIN) / GHOSTEA (SF) / NATHAN CLEMENT (LV)
Artemis l Bastion l Bello l Better Homes & Gardens l Choice l Christian PP l Crystalroes l Cygnals l Eights Everywhere l Eco l Epace l Huex l Jesse Walker l Josh Volt l Make It Fit l Red Spectral l The Valencia Brothers
TICKETS NOW ON SALE!
Some great shows coming through this summer including Tears for Fears, Culture Club, Chet Faker, Kaytranda, Big Grams, Diplo (w Sneeky Long opening!) Jenny Lewis, Digable Planets, Grimes, Jagwar Ma, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue opening,Washed Out and many more.
New City Movement presents legendary NYC DJ VICTOR SIMONELLI on April 23, at a very special DEEP4LIFE at Club JAM.
A man who’s name is synonymous with the cutting edge of the Dance Music scene, Simonelli is one of the New York’s finest and most prolific DJ's. He was also one of the early pioneers of the unique NYC underground dance music movement that has now become a phenomenon it its own right and religiously followed by the clubbing faithful the world over. A producer/ re-mixer, song writer, record label owner, and highly sought after DJ, are just four facets of this multi-talented man. His discography of production, writing. mixing and editing credits reads like a "Who's Who!" Believe us, he’s gonna bring it. Truly Excited! Facebook Event >
2016 DJ Tour Schedule:
March 12 Leeds UK
March 17-24 Miami USA WMC
April 16 Phoenix Az USA
April 23 SLC Ut USA
May 4 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
May 6 Singapore
May 8 Phuket Thailand
May 14 Cambridge UK
May 21 NY USA
May 28 London UK
May 29 London UK
June 16 NY USA
June 17 London UK
June 18 London UK
Aug 5 Lanzarote Spain
Sept 16 London UK
Oct (TBC) Amsterdam Holland Netherlands ADE
March TBC 2017 Miami USA
Aug 5 2017 Vis Island Croatia
DEEP4LIFE feat. VICTOR SIMONELLI
w/ RED SPECTRAL & JESSE WALKER
Saturday, April 23, 2016
9:00pm Doors / 21+ / $7
751 North 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT, 84103
Salt Lake Hip hop is in good shape if Concise Kilgore's debut record is any indication. Production by Finale Grand, KiL Wave, DJ Babu and LBOWDEEP make up a sample based jazz and future beat bedrock for some excellent rhymes by the man himself. Give it a spin and support these guys!
Photo: Nicole Jaatoul – (Concise Kilgore & Choice)
Something to ponder over the weekend.
A big thank you from myself and the VOA to everyone who participated in the 2016 Bunny Hop. We raised $2,625 for the homeless youth resource center and its programs. Be proud!