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New York’s Splash Bar Closing, Relive Iconic Pop Performances

After over 20 years of putting on countless parties for New York’s gays and his visitors, the Chelsea nightlife icon Splash will be closing it’s doors on August 10th. Owner Brian Landache posted on the club’s Facebook page saying it’s the “end of an era, boys!” and the following note making it official:

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Mega parties, go-go dancers in showers, and unfortgetale DJs and artists, Splash was legendary and a favorite for many New Yorkers and visitors. In my case, it was my first New York gay nightlife venture (and NYC club for that matter). For others it was much more personal.

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PLAYLIST: Summer 2013 Dance & Pop Hits

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As the middle of summer approaches, here to make sure you’re always party ready for the rest of the season are the dance and pop hits of the summer.

Selena Gomez’s “Come And Get It” starts us off (don’t roll your eyes, you know you’re a fan) and is followed by our favorite ‘it’ duo of the moment, Icona Pop, with “I Love It” (and we would’ve included “Girlfriend” too, but Spotify didn’t have it!).

The rest of the pack includes the likes of Macklemore, Robin Thicke, Ellie Goulding, Calvin Harris, Jason Derulo, Miley Cyrus, and Avicii’s freshest hit, “Wake Me Up”.

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Playlist: Gay Anthems & Pride Hits Remixed

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With the heart of Pride Month among us, and the two biggest Pride events coming up (New York and San Francisco), get your groove on with our playlist featuring remixes of legendary and new age gay anthems:

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VIDEO: Lana Del Rey “Young And Beautiful”

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The clothes are in stores, the soundtrack available, and the film has released. The Great Gatsby has arrived, but fashionably late is Ms Lana Del Rey with her music video for “Young And Beautiful”. The love-filled and haunting track can be heard several times in the film, as the theme of Jay Gatsby (Leonardo Dicaprio) and Daisy Buchanan (Carrie Mulligan)’s great romance.

Given Lana’s past videos, and the glitz and glam of the movie, I thought we’d see Lana in the ’20s set in West Egg with flashbacks to a great love of hers (“Born To Die” style). But she instead has put out a simple video of the orchestra version of her song, which honestly, is much better than my original thought. She channels Marilyn Monroe with wavy hair and rocks white gold hoop earrings and primped out nails as the video focuses on Lana and her emotions during the number.

Watch below:

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Travel Music: ‘The Great Gatsby’ Soundtrack

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It’s finally here! Following the world premiere of the much anticipated Baz Luhrmann version of The Great Gatsby, the entire soundtrack has been released.

Spearheaded by Jay-Z, both in putting together the eclectic masterpiece and as the first track, the soundtrack brings together rap kings, rockstars and pop sirens to show who our Roaring Twenties jazz artists and flappers of today are.

Joined with sound clips of Jay Gatsby (Leonardo Dicaprio), Jay-Z kick’s off the party with “$100 Bill” where he references the past and present wealth, celebs, and historical moments. His song is followed by a cover of the late Amy Whinehouse’s “Back To Black” from Andre 3000 and Beyoncé. Mrs. Carter get’s covered herself later in the soundtrack by Emeli Sandé & The Bryan Ferry Orchestra performing a fantastic jazz take on “Crazy In Love.”

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Travel Music: Sky Ferreira’s ‘Ghost’

Lyrical enchantress Sky Ferreira is set to release her much anticipated debut album I’m Not Alright this year. However with no new official date yet on its released—let’s hope not pushed back once again—Sky released her  is releasing her third EP Everything Is Embarrassing on March 23.

I first started listening to Sky when her single “Obsession” became popular from the TV show The Vampire Diaries‘  soundtrack in 2010. I immediately fell in love with “Obsession” for its electropop anthem, with emphasis on the pop. It was like Goldfrapp’s “Oh La La” met Nelly Furtado’s “Say It Right,” and boy did Sky certainly sing it right!

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Fast forward to the present, her second EP Ghost was released in the fall 2012 and it is a must listen! She’s grown to a mix of folkpop, indie, and alternative-rock sound that was unexpected. Ghost is loaded with five diverse tracks: “Lost In My Bedroom,” “Sad Dream,” “Ghost,” “Red Lips,” and “Everything is Embarrassing.”

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