With five days left until 2014 begins, I thought I’d share my top five favorite live sets I love to listen to and got to experience live in 2013!
5. LIVE @ RESHET GIMMEL RADIO- DEAN COHEN
Coming in at number five is Dean Cohen, 18 year old producer and DJ from Israel. With original tracks “Two Bites” and my personal favorite “The Game” in the mix along with the epic track “Apex” with Mednas, this playlist keeps you on your toes with some great progressive house. The only reason this live set is coming in last is because it is the only set I did not physically see live. Dean is a young prodigy of electronic dance music, I can not wait to see him in action in 2014! Unfortunately, this live set has been removed from Sound Cloud. I was lucky enough to have him send me the set since it wasn’t downloadable and now isn’t available. Here is one of my favorite tracks in the mix:
4. LIVE @ IT’S YOU, IT’S ME REDUX: SAN DIEGO- KASKADE
If anyone knows me well, they know Kaskade is my number one DJ to see and support. It’s You, It’s Me Redux Tour, was one of six shows I saw of his this year alone among the Atmosphere Tour and Tomorrowland. By far Redux Tour was my favorite of them all. I experienced this small, intimate show in NYC, so although this isn’t the exact live set I heard, you can still understand the vibes of Redux and how Kaskade brought back his roots with some great deep house and songs like “Raining”, “Angel on My Shoulder”, of course “It’s You, It’s Me” and a new remix of “Atmosphere”.
3. LIVE @ DEPARTURES, USHUAIA IBIZA- ANTHONY ATTALLA
Anthony is probably one of nicest guys I have ever had the privilege of meeting and getting to see on several occasions and Departures Ibiza was probably my favorite thus far! You can’t beat being at one of the best clubs in the party capitol of Europe, kickin’ off a killer party with Anthony’s groovy deep house beats, mixed with some funk, and his uplifting energy. I couldn’t stop moving as he set the bar for Otto Knows and Sebastian Ingrosso. I’ll be checking out his Inncorrect Label crew that he’s bringing on the Groove Cruise 2014! Going to be some amazing after hours music!
2. LIVE @ TOMORROWLAND- AVICII
Avicii comes in at number two with amazing music, that kept me going so hard, every time I tried to take a video, I’d stop it, just to keep dancing and sing along. If you’re one of the people who says this kid doesn’t know what he’s doing, you better listen to this set in it’s entirety. Imagine yourself at the Tomorrowland main-stage, surrounded by thousands of people dancing at the biggest global gathering, and you’ll understand why this is one of my favorite memories of 2013!
1. LIVE @ DAZZLES: GROOVE CRUISE MIAMI- BENJAMIN BOOM
Who’s in the house? Boom’s in the house! Going all the way back to how 2013 started with the epic Miami Groove Cruise! I listen to this set almost every day, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t, which is why it’s coming in as my number one live set of 2013! I work out, run, clean, chill, you name it to this set. Just knowing I was there and got to see this and all the madness taking place during it blows my mind! Some dirty progressive house thrown in with classics like “A Deeper Love” and “Set It Off,” he keeps you moving and certainly makes it BOOM! Is it GC 2014 yet?