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Rewerk Wednesday/3LAU

Who’s ready for a little–or a f@#k of–a lot of Vegas inspired DJ heat down at the Jersey Shore this weekend?

If you answered hells yes to that question, then you’re sick and tired of Celine Dion singing the Titanic theme in your head because icebergs everywhere right now and you’re more than ready to get your funkdafied freak on and stuff as we kick off February.

Or, you’re more than ready to dive into whatever electrified shenanigans Las Vegas based music producer and DJ 3LAU has planned for his takeover of Atlantic City’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Daer Nightclub this upcoming Saturday night. 

Yeah, that’s definitely it. 

Known for his eclectic mix of electro, dubstep and house music influences, 3LAU(real name…Justin Blau) was born in Syossett, New York in 1991 and eventually moved to Las Vegas with his family in 2004. However, this seemed like a destined place for Blau to be as he was born into a creative household and began singing and playing guitar right as he arrived in the city of sin. 

But it wasn’t until traveling in Sweden in his early ’20s that Blau dove into the wonderfully weird and inspiring world of house music. By the end of 2011, his moniker 3LAU was officially born and the soon-to-be red-hot DJ uploaded a mix of his mash-ups to YouTube. It wasn’t long before his collection caught the headphones’ attention of superstar beat maestros Porter Robinson and Bob Sinclair, both of whom collaborated with 3LAU on his debut (and currently ongoing) series, Dance Floor Filth

From that dirty ditty moment, he would not just go on to serve out a handful of hits along the way including “We Came to Bang” (w/Luciana), “Is It Love”(w/Yeah Boy), “Game Time”(w/Ninja), and “Touch,” a sexually somber electro jam co-starring the soul piercing vocals of Ms. Carly Paige…pure beat bliss. 

But that’s certainly not all when it comes to 3LAU’s massively shimmering catalog as he’s also rewired some of the biggest names in the biz along with their hits including Zedd’s “Spectrum,” Katy Perry’s “Bon Appetit,” Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain,” and his most deeply delicious (and most well-known) rewerk to date, a bubbly retelling of Ari Grande’s “Into You.” 

It’s all of this and more that we hope the globe trotting and dance chart owning DJ will dish out at Daer Nightclub this weekend. There’s really only one way to find out…get those tickets and pump up the volume until we smash into spring.

Right, Ms. Dion? Yes. Go…as those 3LAU beats will certainly be going on and on until we just can’t take it anymore. Lucky for us, we can. 

For many more fist pumpin’ activities like this all year-long and beyond, own the floor with Philly Mixtape right here and here

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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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Weekend Entertainment Groove

Happy dog days of summer!

Now, let’s first weekend of August, shall we? 

Yes. So, don’t just stand there….let’s all get to it. 

Cirque Du Soleil Volta  Where do we begin when it comes to this dazzling summer entertainment spectacle? How about with the fact that it’s fun for everyone? Or, that it’s literally under the Big Top??? So, you see, we can go on and on about how this is a must see for your summer pleasure, but it’s better you just go right here to check it all out…and prepare to be amazed. Oh, and we must mention that tickets start as low as $49 and the show’s been extended through the last week of August! Ready? Various dates&showtimes/Greater Philadelphia Expo Center/100 Station Ave/Oaks, PA, 19456

Sing Your Life Karaoke  What better way to glide through summer other than to go sing your little heart out courtesy of the fabulous Ms. Sara Sherr and her always scorching Sing Your Life Karaoke collection, which is serving Philly for the rest of your summer 2018 lives at all of these red-hot locations listed below. Fri/9-1 Southhouse, 2535 S. 13th St.Sat/9-1:45 Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap,1301 E Susquehanna Ave Sun/9-2 Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street Tues/9-2 12 Steps Down, 9th and Christian Thurs/9-2 Milkboy South Street/401 South St.

Keith Urban   While the weather outside tonight is looking a tad bit frightful, Nicole Kidman‘s hubby along with special guest Kelsea Ballerini are looking to make it delightful across the river for the start of your weekend. Giddy on up right here for those tix and so much more BB & T shenanigans this summer. Tonight/730 pm/BB & T Pavilion 

FREAQ:A Boys of Summer Adventure   Speedos, tan lines and daddies, oh….yaaaas. And of course, there’ll be boys, boys, all types of boys as far as the werk can see to make the 15th(!!) annual Boys of Summer bash an adventure you’ll never forget. Did we mention this year’s theme will feature lots of kink, fetish and S&M fantasies? So, before these boys put you in a trance (don’t forget about the Gear party at Bike Stop tonight…like you will), go right here for more Boys of Summer info and get ready to let your inhibitions run free as f@#k this weekend. Saturday/10 pm/Voyeur Nightclub 

Yanni  Yes, that Yanni. Need we say more? Absolutely not. Get those tickets. Friday & Saturday/8 pm/Borgata Event Center 

Boy George & Culture Club    First Yanni and now Boy George?? Plus, you’ve also got Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper taking over Boardwalk Hall! Yep, it’s that kind of entertainment weekend down at the Jersey Shore. Shake your “Karma Chameleon” thing right here for access to it all. Saturday/8 pm/Tropicana Showroom/Tropicana Hotel & Casino 

Keyshia Cole/702/Next/Musiq Soulchild/Ginuwine   “Let it Go,” “Steelo,” “Too Close,” “Buddy” and “Pony” are just a few of the classic baby makin’ bangers that’ll be taking over the Mann this Saturday night. Got tickets?  Saturday/8 pm/Mann Center for Performing Arts 

Sex Dwarf 15th Anniversary Party!  As if dealing with the fact that Madonna is going to be 60(!!) this month isn’t enough to blast our headphones, we now have to accept that esteemed Philly DJ Robert Drake’s fantastic Sex Dwarf soirees are celebrating 15 years of owning our music throwback lives. But you know what they say, time flies when you’re feelin’ fabulous on the dance floor, and that’s just how Mr. Drake is going to feel as he’ll no doubt be putting his heart and soul into everything he serves up at Club Mousai this Saturday night. Since this is truly a coveted celebration, head to the event’s official Facebook page to hear from the man himself as he spills about Sex Dwarf’s humble beginnings, what this event has meant to him and what you (yes, you) should expect this weekend. There’s really nothing left to say here except..let’s dance.   Saturday/10 pm/Club Mousai 

2018 Eagles Training Camp  They’re almost baaaack!! Who’s ready? God damn everyone.  Sunday/7 pm/Lincoln Financial Field 

Us the Duo  There still might be one or two tickets left to see this straight up America’s Got Talent owning husband-and-wife act take over the TLA this Sunday, so go right here and get yours now. By the way, do we call them Us the Trio now that they’re is expecting? Either way, we’re ready. Sunday/8 pm/TLA Philly 

Amateur Drag Night  Every fabulous queen has to begin their chantay somewhere, and this fierce competition is just the place to do it. So, this Sunday night, strut to L’Etage and join your esteemed host, Ms, Bev (and a slew of guest judges and performers), while she introduces a fine array of local amatuer drag acts as they compete for a cash prize of $100. And who knows? Maybe laced within these lovely ladies is the Gayborhood’s next drag superstar. There’s always one way to find out…go, kween. Sunday/8 pm/L’Etage 


Honeygasm 3 Year Splooshaversary! Hard to believe, but it’s already been three years since the always slaying Honeytree Evil Eye began serving up this truly one-of-a-kind sploosh-stravaganza upstairs at Franky Bradley‘s, otherwise known as the wildest, wettest (literally) and most sensational Burlesque show this side of the Ben Franklin Bridge. And with guest stars Erica Gabrielle, Sophian Moore and the always sensational, Zsa Zsa St. James, on hand to lend their tassels and talents this Sunday night, you know you’re certainly going to be in for it all. Don’t miss it!  Sunday/7 pm/Franky Bradley’s 

Also on the local and legendary entertainment decks for your……

Friday…..

MATOMA @ Premier AC(11 pm/Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)…………DVBBS@Hq2 Beachclub(11 pm/Ocean Resort Casino)…………Yung Bae @Johnny Brenda’s(915 pm/1201 Frankford Ave)………….JFA/Castlecomer@Kung Fu Necktie(730 pm/1248 N Front St.)…………Dzeko@NOTO(10 pm/1209 Vine St.)…………..J.D Wilkes/Legendary Shackshakers (830 pm/1100 Chestnut St.)……….Cindy Bradley@South Jazz Club(8 pm/600 N. Broad St.)……….Johnny Popcorn@Underground Arts(8 pm/1200 Callowhill St.)……….Stereo League@Boot & Saddle(830 pm/1131 S. Broad St.)

Saturday……

Rise Against @ Festival Pier (7 pm/Columbus Blvd & Spring Garden St,)…………….Beres Hammond @ Electric Factory(9 pm/421 N. 7th St.)…………Dada Life & Chris Lake @Ocean Resort Casino(9 pm/500 Boardwalk)…………..Felix Cartal/Delta Heavy@Moshulu Boat (8 pm/401 S. Columbus Blvd.)…………Erol Alkan@The Dolphin Tavern(9 pm/1539 S. Broad St.)……….The Family Crest @Boot & Saddle(830 pm/1131 S. Broad St.)………..Metal@Underground Arts(8 pm/1200 Callowhill St.)………..Remember Sports@Johnny Brenda’s(9 pm/1201 Frankford Ave)………….DJ Whoo Kid@Haven Nightclub(10 pm)

Sunday…….

Showtunes Sundays@Tavern on Camac (9 pm/243 S. Camac St.)………….Sinful Sundays w/The Godess Isis@Tabu(9 pm/200 South 12th St.)………..Psychostick@Voltage Lounge(6 pm/421 N. 7th St.)…………Stu Larsen@Milkboy Philly(7 pm/1100 Chestnut St.)………..The Martinez Brothers @Hq2 Beachclub@Ocean Resort Casino(9 pm/500 Boardwalk)………Watch the Duck@Everybody Hits(7 pm/529 West Girard Ave)………….Joey DeFrancesco@South Jazz Night Club(9 pm/600 N. Broad St.)…………Cruzko@Kung Fu Necktie(7 pm/1248 N. Front St.)

Since we’re all in this music and entertainment life together, be sure to also check out Uwishunu and Visit Philly to see what other kind of weekend shenaigans you can get into for your official first weekend of August. 

Cover photo courtesy of Pinterest