United 2Nite Entertainment/House Music Saved My Life will stage a night of entertainment on Friday, November 14th, at the House of Music and Entertainment, featuring a live Vocal & DJ set by actress Taryn Manning. You may know Taryn Manning from the hit Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” as well as from her various other role in “Sons of Anarchy”, “8 Mile” & Hustle and Flow just to name a few. Taryn also has EDM tracks out with legendary House Producers Sultan & Ned Shepard. This will be the first in a showcase of events entitled “The Red Carpet Series” produced by United 2Nite benefitting featuring a variety of celebrity acts. All events will be hosted at The House of Music and Entertainment (H.O.M.E. Bar) located at 1227 N Rand Rd Arlington Heights, IL.
Door for this event open at 9:00pm and the show will run till 4am.
The lineup of talent for the night will be headlined by Taryn Manning, BDRE, Chris Bachmann (New York City) & Kings of Class. Other acts appearing that evening will include rising local talent such as Akib, Arvii Mala, Armour, DJ Nurotic (Kiss FM) and More!
Tickets are on sale right now for only $15. For more information or to purchase tickets, please go to www.housemusicsavedmylife.com/shop.
Wow, what a difference a year can make; the last time I saw Dillon Francis was at the Aragon Ballroom when he played an after party with Excision. Unfortunately both let me down that night and I ended up leaving the show early. Fast forward to 2014 after months of touring the biggest festivals in the world and releasing a few hit singles Dillon Francis comes out with a much anticipated 1st album Money Sucks Friends Rule. I honestly didn’t know what to expect from Dillon, but I started to like his sound after he dropped his single “Messages” and after “Get Low” hit the airwaves I knew I wanted more. That song alone got Dj Snake on my radar. Money Sucks, Friends Rule will definitely give everyone something to listen to. The first song “All that” had to grow on me mainly because of the hip hop influence once it did it completed what is a very multi dimensional album that you can put on repeat for nonstop dancing action. From slower songs to some awesome melodies and drops this album has it all. If you needed any more reason to see Dillon at the Aragon ballroom on Friday December 5, this is it. I give this album 4 out of 4 stars.
Dillon Francis’ first album, “Money Sucks, Friends Rule”, takes #65 on the iTunes top album chart. The DJ granted his fans an album with tons of variety. One song contains rap and dubstep while another has a melody and vocals. You’ll definitely start hearing Francis’ songs at the parties and clubs you go to. I’m rating “Money Sucks, Friends Rule” a 3 out of 4 stars for the vibes and originality.
The album, Money Sucks, Friends Rule, is quite possibly close to perfect! It really comes to no surprise when we find out that Dillon Francis is topping charts left and right. This album offers hit after hit, everybody will find a song on here that they cannot stop replaying. It is honestly refreshing to hear such a great album after well a pretty silent period of NEW in the EDM community. I seriously can’t take it when I listen to “I Can’t Take It.” “We Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” is absolutely weird, but it’s Dillon Francis, so I love it. A refreshing song that is bliss is my ears is most definitely “When We Were Young.” And I think we all know “What’s that Spell.” This album 100% convinced me to see Dillon Francis Dec 5th in Chicago! I”ll go von deeper for this one and give DJ Hanzel/ Rave Dad/ Diplo’s BFF a 4 out of 4!
Dillon Francis’ first album and the most anticipated album of the year brings the best of all worlds to one album by mixing in all types of genres and artists. In just 12 tracks, Dillon manages to squeeze in mumbathon, pop, funk, house, and trap. This album is very original and it is obvious that Dillon put a lot of effort into it. My personal favorite is “Drunk All The Time” since it is a bit calmer (I’m a trance fan). I also like “We Make it Bounce” since I am a Major Lazer fan. Since he has blown fans away during his sets in the last year, I will be sure to see him on his tour. I give this album a 3/4.
Aoki’s new album Neon Future I was a less anticipated album of the few coming out around the same time. Obviously listeners didn’t know what to expect since Aoki hasn’t been at the top of the charts for a while. Aoki compiled tracks with many unexpected vocalists and artists such as Will.i.am, Waka Flocka, Fall Out Boy, Flux Pavilion, and Chris Lake. My personal favorite track, “Neon Future” , features Luke Steele from Empire of the Sun. All of these songs are more party themed and are very catchy. I give it 3/4!
“Back to Earth,” which features Fall Out Boy is an interesting twist to the whole album and even the EDM scene. Waka Flocka and Kid Ink rap over the albums two catchiest tracks to me, “Rage the Night Away” and “Delirious.” So from Pete Wentz to Flocka this album basically breaks all barriers. Aoki proved that EDM is so much more than some catchy beats, a loud bass, and random vocals. Overall this is not a super catchy album I’ll see myself listening to but, I will give him credit for trying something new. Neon Future I receives a solid 2 out of 4 from me.
I’ve always liked Steve Aoki, his music is always on point and his shows are full of energy. Even though I don’t see how throwing cakes or riding a blown up water raft is relevant to the music. Regardless Neon Future I is a solid album. The 4 singles released to build hype for the album ( Rage The Night Away, Delirious, Free The Madness, Get me Outta Here) are definitely hits even though by now they have been overplayed, “Back to Earth” which features Fall Out Boy is a pleasant surprise on the album. It continues with Aoki’s trend of working with non EDM artists. The album is exactly what you expect of Aoki with a futuristic theme. That being said the album is good not great. I give it 3 out of 4 stars.
Neon Future I, is the mainstream edm scene at its finest. This album lacks creativity and sounds like a typical Aoki track. The album shows that he’s putting too much effort caking fans and not enough effort trying to make good music. No song on the album struck me as a edm music fan; therefore, I’m giving “Neon Future I” a 1 out of 4 stars for being totally predictable.