Verboten at Highline Ballroom
The crowd at Highline Ballroom was incredibly diverse this weekend; in fact, a local club goer confirmed that even legendary welsh DJ and record producer Sasha stopped by to enjoy some tunes. Verboten has taken the deep/tech house scene by the horns with having more and more appealing names brought to the table each weekend. Of course, this brings out new faces and sounds for the local New Yorkers that praise and appreciate underground.
The night began with Verboten’s very own resident Stadenco. Stadenco grew up taking many musical lessons. He continued his love for music and pursued an education at Berklee College Music in Boston, with a focus on production and engineering. Stadenco has shared the decks with the likes of Craig Richards, Loco Dice, Gui Boratto, Ida Engberg, Matthias Tanzmann, Tom Middleton, Stacey Pullen, Damian Lazarus, John Tejada, and Kevin Saunderson. He plays consistently at many of New York’s top parties and venues. Stadenco started off the night bringing in smooth and deep sounds to get the crowd’s blood flowing.
Eventually the crowd started to get bigger and the smell of sweaty B.O started to linger around everywhere, this can only mean one good thing, the people are dancing! Stadenco picked up the bass and showed some amazing transitioning. There’s nothing I love more than a DJ with amazing transitioning and amazing track selections.
James Teej came on soon after. A 30 year old Canadian born electronic music artist, producer and DJ currently residing in Toronto, Canada. Be sure to check out all the awesome tracks James Teej and Sasha have together. They are truly amazing musicians when they collaborate. While James Teej continued to play, everyone awaited anxiously till 2:00 am for the nights headliner.
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Maya Jane Coles
The young and beautifully talented, Maya Jane Coles is a music producer, audio engineer and DJ based in the United Kingdom, born in London of British and Japanese descent. Under her real name, she mostly composes and plays house music, while her alias Nocturnal Sunshine is dedicated to dubstep. You should definitely check her dub sounds out, here.
I was looking forward to seeing her spin for a second time because of how long overdue I was. The crowd was feeling every track Maya was playing. Everybody was screaming out her name of excitement, track after track. It’s actually amusing how much a small little female can bring to the table. I’m pretty sure she has inspired many more females who feel their gender will hold them back.
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The night started to came to an end and Ewan Pearson was up. Pearson is an English producer and DJ mainly known for his acid house, closed the night with extremely edgy sounds. Pearson has been in the game for as long as Maya Jane Coles has been alive! The dance floor began to empty and the best part about it was that there was more room to groove and get down with pals. I’m definitely looking forward to the talent Verboten is bringing in the near future.
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Written by: Aisha Batista