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Rewerk Wednesday/R3hab

Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, (“Work!!”), Bruno Mars, Calvin Harris, Halsey, Dan + Shay, Lady Gaga. 

Those are just a few of the many names that EDM producer DJ Fadil El Ghoul–otherwise by his stage and world tour dominating name, R3hab--whose original tracks mixed, mashed and serve our feet with all to move on the dance floor of life….

……and this Saturday, he’s about to do all of that and so much more when he takes over Haven Nightclub in Atlantic City in the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino. 

Jumpstarting his career in 2008 producing the tracks, “Mrkrstft” and “Blue Magic” alongside fellow DJ Hardwell, R3hab would eventually link up with Afrojack in 2011 on “Aces High (Prutata), and it was pretty much thanks to that trio of monster club hits that he would come to werk with all of those names listed above.

And when it comes to his slay alongside Aussie DJ Diva Havana Brown on the ever-so-classic, “Big Banana?” Fucking priceless. 

Over the years, R3hab certainly been a master of his own material releasing several records on Afrojack’s Wall Recordings label, but it was his later partnership with Spinnin’ Records that would not just lead him to his own weekly radio show on SiriusXM, but also a handful of International Dance Music Awards that led R3hab even greater stateside notoriety. 

These days, El Ghoul continues to be a dominating force on the festival circuit (hey there, Coachella) and will no doubt continue to own our fist pumpin’ lives forever. For much more with this globally dominating DJ, you must dive into his latest record, The Wave, right here and his 2017 set, Trouble, here, as well as on this playlist of rewerks below. 

And going to witness him take over Atlantic City this weekend wouldn’t hurt either, if it does, you know it would only be the good kind of pain brought on by the one-and-only, R3hab

For much more local entertainments goings on this year and beyond, be sure to hit the floor like J,Lo with Philly Mixtape right here and here

Cover photo courtesy of thehive.asia 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rewerk Wednesday:Gorgon City

“Here in your arms, I could go all night….here in your arms, I could spend my whole life,” slays the fabulous Ms. Jennifer Hudson on the intro to “Go All Night,” just one of the many delectable deep house ditties constructed by UK beat maestros, Gorgon City.

And if our prayers our answered from the dancing kings and kweens above (please???), it’s just one of the many, many tracks we pray that they’ll serve us with when they take over the main stage at The Fillmore tomorrow night. 

With their keen ears and intelligence in blending and bonding U.K. garage beats with deep house, pop sounds and A-list vocalists, Gorgon City has not only proven they’ve got what it takes to get even your god damn grandma on the dance floor, but that they’re just getting this pulsating party started. The whimsical brainchild of two North London-based producers — Foamo, aka Kye Gibbon, and Rack N Ruin, aka Matt Robson-Scott, the duo first begin infiltrating the scene in the early 2010s thanks to stand out collaborations with Wyclef Jean, Jess Glynne, as well as an exclusive tour pairing with fellow overseas (and equally beat worthy) dance act, Rudimental.

All of this red-hot certified early attention would lead Gorgon City to serve the world with their debut E.P. Real in 2013, which further took them to bless us with 2014’s Sirens, their first full length record….which certainly proved that these guys weren’t fucking around.

A sizzling set featuring explosive top-notch production and vocalists like MNEK (“Ready for Your Love”), Katy B (“Lover Like You”), Laura Welsh (“Here For You”), and of course, Ms. JHud (see also…”I Still Love You“…now), the record certainly gained Gorgon City the attention they deserved as it churned out hit-after-hit on the overseas and Billboard dance charts. 

But just when you thought that these fine-tuned gentlemen couldn’t make us work any harder on the floor (or in the bedroom, for that matter), they recently gave us another daring dose of deep life with their long-awaited Sirens‘ follow-up, Escape. Miles away from a sophomore slump, their latest also packs quite a punch thanks to tantalizing collaborations with Kelly Kiara (“Night Drive”), Duke Dumont & Naations (“Real Life”) and Raphaella (“Kingdom”).

And if you really want to feel it, like, right this very second, you should absolutely press play on lead Escape single, “Go Deep,” a thunderous anthem featuring saucy vocals from U.K. diva, Kamilla, that’s guaranteed to take you all the way...there. Really, who doesn’t want that? 

However, there is one more way you can truly feel all of these aforementioned grooves…..by getting tickets to witness Gorgon City own your dance music life, because chances are, they’re coming to a city near you….

…..and Philly, you better get those tickets and prepare to go all night tomorrow night because it’s truly the only way to live when it comes to anything and everything that Gorgon City has served out for us over the years. 

Now, we dance..for life. 

For much more with Gorgon City, shimmy it on over to their official website…go. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rewerk Wednesday/Marshmello

Although he’s only been owning the dance music scene for a short time, DJ/producer Marshmello has certainly made his mark on dance floors and dance charts across the globe.

But perhaps his greatest attribute is the fact that in comparison with fellow beat maestros Deadmau5 and Daft Punk (and maybe Sia?), nobody really knows the person behind the grooves as Marshmello dons a crossed out marshmallow helmet during shows to conceal his true identity. 

Maybe you can figure it all out when he takes over Festival Pier this weekend alongside Armnhmr, DROELOE, and Loud Luxury, which means we better get ready for one hell of a dance par-tay down by the river. 

Okay, so, who the f@#k is Marshmello

Born Christopher Comstock (allegedly?) right here in the City of Brotherly Love, Marshmello began to pursue his career here in the city, but soon moved to L.A. to jump into it full-time. Getting his true start in 2015 after releasing some of his high-powered tracks (go here) online, the rising star quickly blew up and would soon find himself working with Zedd, Noah Cyrus, Logic, Khalid, Juicy J, Anne-Marie and many, many others. This was all while the red-hot dance floor destroyer was making himself even more known by performing  at hot-spots like New York’s Pier 94, Miami Music Week, Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival and Mad Decent Block Party.

It also doesn’t hurt that the superstar DJ earned a cool $21 million last year and was named in Forbes’ annual ranking of the world’s highest-paid DJs. Yeah, it’s like that. 

Of course, most of Marshmello‘s good fortunes stem from his 2017 collaboration with Selena Gomez–the life-altering, “Wolves”–which is still taking Billboard charts all over the world by storm. You don’t have to be a fan of dance music to appreciate the bounce that’s served all up in this now classic dance burner. But indeed it’s all going to be on display on the stage at Festival Pier weekend, so get those tickets while you can and of course….may you forever respect the DJ. 

Let’s get rewerked. 

For much more with Marshmello, go here. 

Marshmello cover photo courtesy of tealcheese.com