Life on Long Island
Of all the bands that have performed on Long Island this year, few can be compared with The Misfits.
However, when it comes to the making of a comparison between the Lodi-based band and the rest of the musical world, the usual equations of success have to be thrown out – and instead replaced with points of legacy.
It’s not that The Misfits have sold enough records to compete with today’s...Read more »
For fans of dance music, getting to know the artists who sing the songs or the DJs who produce the beats can be a lengthy task.
Unlike pop stars -- whose efforts are both played and identified by radio and other mainstream outlets -- finding those responsible for a dance tune you may have casually heard in a club, the gym, a mall or other venue that regularly spins EDM often first requires...Read more »
With the extended Thanksgiving holiday weekend fast upon us, some area residents may be looking for ways to entertain out-of-town guests planning to stay longer than just for a Thursday turkey dinner.
When discussing any possible late-night plans with your company, chances are that all will understand that an evening out at a club may include fun cocktails, DJs spinning beats and an opportunity...Read more »
When it comes to hip-hop, Long Island figures prominently as a part of the genre’s history; acts such as Eric B & Rakim, De La Soul, EPMD, Method Man, Busta Rhymes (and his former group Leaders of the New School), Keith Murray – as well as Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Public Enemy – all hail from either Nassau or Suffolk County.
Needless to say, with all of those MCs and DJs hailing from...Read more »
In the creation of dance music, DJs and producers are the main forces behind the beat, which is what gets one and all on the dance floor. But when it comes to the part where we sing along, it’s almost always about the voice.
While there are many successful dance tracks that are virtually free from lyrical accompaniment, the biggest hits are often those that feature the efforts of a singer...Read more »
Back during the days when the 1980s were turning into the 1990s, Long Island’s club scene was going as strong as it ever has, and one of its main musical components was freestyle.
The dance subgenre used samples, electronic effects and percussion to form a sound that was delivered in both ballad and up-tempo speeds — with love and relationships, both successful and failed, almost always the...Read more »