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This event has all of the right elements to bring in NYE the way that you should in EDM... in the city of TECHNO!!!!
First 100 tickets on sale for only $20 at ....
These will go in the first day.
Very excited to announce that SpinDetroit and Get LIFTED detroit have locked in a co headliner night of JOSH GABRIEL (Gabriel & Dresden) and KEVIN SAUNDERSON. No where else can offer this dynamic on NYE.
The supporting artists of this event are some of the biggest names in the local scene right now, Marcus Beier, Thomas Emmanuel, Shane LaChappelle, Hugh Cleal, Hannie, Tez and Traska, Brian Gillespie to name a few! All spinning this night as wel! Upper floor will be open with these artists providing the amazing sounds we are all used to and have come to love so much.
NYE is an extremely special night that we want everyone to be able to enjoy without having to worry about driving or paying for a cab home. We have partnered with the Marriot Rennessaince Center in Detroit to be able to provide extremely discounted rates on NYE in walking distance of VAIN!!!!
$129!!!!! This will ensure you can come down early with your friends, get ready together, have dinner , enjoy an amazing night of music and go back to the hotel without worrying about any of the dangers on the road.
Vain Ultra Lounge is the premier spot in Detroit for EDM and is quickly becoming the cornerstone in rebuilding the electronic scene in Detroit, where it all started!
If you haven't been able to see this place you are truely missing out, make NYE your opportunity to be part of something special in a venue that will be globally known for EDM for years to come!
First 100 will be going for extremely low and will be available at wantickets.com! we'll be giving the time asap...
Kevin Saunderson "The Elevator" (born in Brooklyn, New York on September 5, 1964) is an American electronic music producer. At the age of nine he moved to Detroit, Michigan, where he attended Belleville High School and befriended two students, Derrick May and Juan Atkins. Saunderson, with Atkins and May, (often called the "Belleville Three"), is considered to be one of the originators of techno, specifically Detroit techno.
Although frequently associated with Detroit, Kevin Saunderson spent the early years of his life in Brooklyn, New York, before moving to Belleville, Michigan, a rural town some 30 miles from Detroit. As teenagers attending Belleville High School, Atkins, May, and Saunderson were fans of DJ Charles "The Electrifying Mojo" Johnson and the pop, disco, and funk music he played. Atkins and May soon became serious about mixing others' music and creating their own, but Saunderson pursued other goals first, studying telecommunications and playing American football at Eastern Michigan University. Atkins had begun recording with Cybotron in 1981, but it was not until 1985 that May followed suit and made a record. Initially concentrating on becoming a DJ, Saunderson watched the six-month-long process as May completed "Let's Go;" he was inspired to create his own music.
Atkins shared his technical expertise with Saunderson, and those early sessions let to a track called "Triangle Of Love." "I used to wake up in the middle of the night, go into my studio - which was in the next room - and lay down the ideas as they came to me. At the time it was all about experimentation and being a college kid" Saunderson writes on his web page autobiography. "Triangle of Love" was released under the pseudonym Kreem on Atkins' label, Metroplex.
Inner City is a Saunderson collaboration that came about "by accident," according to Saunderson. In 1987 he recorded a backing track in his home studio, but needed lyrics and a female vocalist. His friend, Chicago house producer Terry Housemaster Baldwin suggested Paris Grey. "Paris agreed, flew into Detroit, came up with lyrics and "Big Fun" was born." Saunderson filed away the tape until, months later, UK dance entrepreneur Neil Rushton came to Detroit in search of music for a compilation album, Techno - The New Dance Sound Of Detroit for Virgin Records. Neil enthusiastically included "Big Fun" on the album. It was soon released as a single and became a worldwide smash, only to be outsold by Inner City's follow-up single, "Good Life." A debut album, Paradise, soon followed. Over the years, Inner City has had around 12 Top 40 hits in the UK and two Top 20 albums, with combined sales of more than 6 million.
The E-Dancer project Saunderson creates music that is "more underground." The first E-Dancer album, 'Heavenly,' was released in 1998 to critical acclaim; Spin magazine named it one of the ten best albums youve never heard.
Josh Gabriel has a way of reaching inside you and pulling something magical out. His production, music, and lyrics have sent thousands into dance floor frenzies. He's a bit shy though – and he’s the last person in a room to talk about himself. So here's what you need to know.
Gabriel started off as a hungry kid, love-struck by music. At the ripe age of 13, he was doing odd jobs to buy his first synthesizer. Within weeks of that purchase, he wanted to understand the inner workings of sound itself. Examining music and technology together made Gabriel want to deconstruct it. Figure it out from a deeper perspective. From there, he sought to build his own music around the limitless possibilities that technology offered.
This experimentation led Gabriel into a myriad of music-infused roles. Gabriel began his professional career in music behind the scenes, as an audio engineer installing Sonic Solutions into major LA based music studios, which led to receiving a platinum record for his mastering of Disney's Aladdin Soundtrack. From there, he dove even deeper into technology, inventing patented algorithms for interactive music. By the early 90s, he applied his genius to founding Mixman Technologies, the first company to bring digital audio remixing to the masses.
After Mixman, Josh rose to international fame as part of the duo Gabriel & Dresden, winning seven industry awards for producing, songwriting and DJing - and achieving seventeen number #1 Billboard Dance Chart hits. But even these accomplishments pale in comparison to his new solo effort "Eight." Inspired by his life and the city of Amsterdam, Josh approached his latest collection of tracks from the perspective of a dance floor purist, while at the same time imprinting enough soul to reach anyone, thanks to his brand of musical techno and groundbreaking production.
In the fall 2008, Gabriel launched Different Pieces, an independent record label and management group that integrate all aspects of an artist’s career. Gabriel founded the company with long-time business manager Guy Ornadel and his wife, Kristy Gabriel. Together, they deliver a unique depth of experience by combining their individual
strengths in music, artist marketing, and the related business aspects that drive and build artist’s career. In January 2009 Different Pieces became a member of the Armada music family now reaching a global audience with all releases.
To date Gabriel continues to tour the world as a DJ, and is currently in the studio producing two artist albums for well-known talent. His recent collaborations and new artist tracks will debut at Miami’s 2009 Winter Music Conference – where he is also nominated for the 4th year in a row as Best American DJ (as part of Gabriel & Dresden). Gabriel's album "8" was distributed worldwide with his DJ Mag cover story in October 2008. The album is currently available on Beatport and iTunes.
No one-page bio could possibly cover all of Gabriel's many roles in the music community. So, check the timeline and delve deeper into Josh’s numerous accomplishments. Then ask him what you want. You will definitely be surprised.
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