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DJ Q and His Valiant Entrance to New York

On a cold December night in Williamsburg, Brooklyn reminiscent of DJ Q’s home in England, a story was compiled - one of culture, perseverance, togetherness, strife, and talent. It was the first time Shollen Quarshie aka DJ Q would bring his tremendous catalogue of UK bassline, garage, house, footwork, jungle, and grime to New York City. A legend in the making that toured all over the world, now had the opportunity to showcase his art to the city that never sleeps. Heart Beats has always been about variety in terms of our musical drive, while focusing on house and bass music this DJ Q show would be the perfect blend of our strengths. Bringing out new experiences and revolutionary sounds...

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Heart2Heart: Second Nature Talks NYC's Thriving Underground, Living His Passion & Secret Societies

    This Friday, we are thrilled to welcome a tremendous collection of bass artists to The Brown Note Tsunami Bass. Our roster of bass mavens for this event includes international tastemakers Khiva and Wraz. representing Truth's Deep, Dark & Dangerous imprint, talented multi-instrumentalist A Hundred Drums, and a wealth of local underground all-stars. One such hometown hero is rising NYC DJ/producer Second Nature.  Real name Kyle Banks, Second Nature has established himself as one of the most exciting artists coming out of the five boroughs. As an integral mainstay of New York's thriving underground bass community, Kyle has enjoyed an unbelievable 2019 with performances at festivals like Big Dub, Equinox and Yonderville, a slew of bookings all across the...

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Surprises Await You at The Warehouse of Horrors

Every year the production company behind Elements Festival, BangOn! hosts the best Halloween party in New York City. Get ready for two fun-filled days of music and art located in an enormous warehouse that will delight the senses. Attendees are encouraged to wear a Halloween costume while enjoying music curated to appeal to the funk, bass and house lover alike.  Three stages and a silent disco will boast music legends each night at the enormous Knockdown Center in Queens. The Glitch Mob, Justin Martin, and Claude Vonstroke will be playing sets at the Warehouse Stage and check out The Librarian, Dorfex Bos and Beat Kitty at the Horror Stage. Finally, don't miss The Golden Pony, Amy Jor, and Swan at the Alchemy Stage...

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NYC Disciple Takeover Sets the Bar High for The Kingdom Tour

Photo by Christian Meija Disciple Records’ “The Kingdom Tour” had a proper kickoff in New York this past Saturday, making their first stop at NYC Arena (formerly Amazura). The massive event space is conveniently located in Queens by Jamaica Station, easily accessible by all modes of transportation. This was especially fortunate for me, as I was able to hop off a plane at JFK and book it over to the venue straight from work—I happen to be a flight attendant. Arriving during Bandlez and LUMBERJVCK’s B2B set, I walked into a room high in energy and full of people getting down and dirty on the dance floor. Modestep took the stage next, bringing live drums and energetic bass to the...

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