Juicy is the perfect word to describe an apple. So what better city to host a Juicy party than in the Big Apple? Thanks to Made Event, they brought Robbie Rivera and an impressive lineup of unique talent to Governors Island on Saturday, July 14th. Things got even juicier with every addition to the roster as the date drew closer. Manuel De La Mare, Paige, EDX, Stefano Noferini, and Sultan & Ned Shepard joined headliner, Robbie Rivera, for an all day house music feast.
Unfortunately due to the usual NYC traffic and parking issues, we arrived on the island later than expected and missed the opening set by Manuel De La Mare. I was hoping to hear his remix of “Metrum” by Fedde le Grand, and his latest tech house banger, “103”. It definitely felt like it was 103 degrees on the island when we showed up at nearly 5:30pm. The crowd was slowly building, and it was great to see so many people under the shaded tent dancing with plenty of space, despite the heat.
Paige was on deck when we made our way down to the sand and had everyone dancing to an impressive and diverse mix of music. Here’s a partial tracklist:
Congorock – Agarta (iPaige edit)
Fedde Le Grande – Freaky
Gregor Salto – Azumba (Gregor Salto Rave Mix)
Dimitri Vegas – Alarma vs Freakin (Paige edit)
Tiesto – Bleckentrommel (Sick Individuals Remix)
Loopers – Beast vs Lights (Paige Edit)
Paige – Higher feat. Deborah Cox
Mike Perry – Put Me Up
Filo & Peri – Saving VS Subzero (Filo & Peri Bootleg)
Franky Rizardo – Afrika vs Lady (Paige Edit)
Rumors in the crowd were circulating that there was a noise complaint from Manhattan and that was why the music wasn’t overly loud. Conversations during the set were relatively easy to hold, but nobody came to talk… we were there to dance! Regardless of the volume, we still enjoyed the music and thought Paige did a great job of setting the vibe for the juicy day and night of music that was ahead.
When the clock hit 6:30pm, my favorite Italian tech house DJ came to the stage. I was so excited to see Stefano Noferini again. It was early March when I first saw him at D36 and instantly became one of my favorites. The music got noticeably louder when his original, “Let The Bass”, started off his set. My “fucking house musik” kandi bracelet was waving high over my head, hoping he’d drop the track. Noferini put his own arms up in the air several times and smiled to the crowd while unleashing his bass-in-your-face banger, “Q Factor”. Other tracks included his own “Numa”, “Slicing and Dicing” by UMEK, and some dark techno towards the end. Despite the fact that the volume was slightly lower than usual due to the supposed noise complaint, it didn’t damper the vibe. It was indeed, juicy!
Another Italian, Maurizio Colella, better known as EDX, hit the decks at 7:30 to keep the party going strong. I’ve seen EDX several times now, and he’s always fun because his sets are always different and varied in track selection. He started us off with “Nicktim” and the crowd became instantly electrified. Colella didn’t care about the noise and cranked up the volume as “Give It Up For Love” came on. A quick technical glitch didn’t stop the crowded tent from clapping and chanting during the silence, and we picked things right back up with hits like “Room For Happiness”, “Silhouettes”, “Metropolis”, and everyone’s favorite Red Hot Chili Peppers sing-along, “Otherside”. Although he didn’t play my favorite track of his, “Angry Heart”, he did play the Kaskade mashup “It’s You, It’s Hertz”, which was a very juicy way to close out his set.
At 9pm, the words “WE LOVE ELECTRO HOUSE” flashed on the screen in bright neon colors as headliner Robbie Rivera came to the stage. The “dance or die” DJ wasted no time making us feel good with his own “Makes Me Feel Good” with the “Rock The Disco” acapella. Rivera had a very juicy track selection for this set, including a few fan favorites like “The Veldt”, “Rage Valley”, and “Breakin A Sweat”. However, nothing got the crowd going nuts quite like “We Live for the Music”, which was a custom Juicy New York remix. Following that, he played another absolute banger that kicks every party into overdrive—“Epic”! The tent was thumping hard to the bass, and the neon strobes and lights were phenomenal. We heard “Girlfriend 2008” while waiting in line for the ferry, looking down into the packed tent full of fans. Robbie’s set was undoubtedly, juicy.
Although we didn’t have the energy to stay for Sultan & Ned Shepard, I can tell you that I would have loved to hear their hit, “In The Air”, and their amazing remix of “Fire In Your New Shoes” by Kaskade. I hope they’ll be back in NY to shake the “walls” of our favorite clubs and venues soon.
Juicy New York featured a unique lineup with a great selection of music that would please almost any house music fan out there. Whether you like tech, progressive, or electro house, we heard it all last Saturday. It was another great day on the island—thanks again to Made Event for making it all possible.
Robbie Rivera Juicy New York setlist:
1. Robbie Rivera-Move Move-Atomic Bangers mix-Juicy Music
2. Robbie Rivera-Makes me feel good +Rock the disco acapella-Juicy Music
3. Swanky Tunes & Hard Rock Sofa vs Justice-we are the edge (Lennray mash)
4. Robbie Rivera-Float Away-RR Juicy NY remix-Juicy Music
5. Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike & Rego-Momentum -Clockwork remix-Smash the House
6. Robbie Rivera vs Violent Femmes-Blister in the Sun-Rivera remix-Juicy Music
7. Robbie Rivera-Forever Young-Juicy Music
8. Faithless-Insomnia-Robbie Rivera’s Juicy New York remix
9. Deadmau5-The Veldt-Tommy Trash remix
10. Guru Josh-Infinity-Robbie Rivera-Juicy mix
11. The Joy Formidable-A heavy Abacus-Quilinez remix
12. Frank Caro & Alchemy-Kbob-Juicy Traxx
13. Knife Party-Rage Valley
15. Robbie Rivera-We live for the music-Robbie Rivera Juicy New York remix-Juicy Music
16. Sandro Silva & Quintino-Epic-Wall
17. Robbie Rivera-Feel this-Strictly
18. Robbie Rivera feat. Wynter Gordon-In the Morning-Black Hole
19. Avicii-Last Dance
20. Robbie Rivera-Girlfriend 2008-Ultra
21. Skrillex & The Doors-Breakin a Sweat-Zedd mix
22. The Temper Trap-Trembling Hands-Benny Benassi mix
23. Robbie Rivera-Departures-Cosmic Gate mix