Sounding like a manifesto for EDM and a call to once chart-topping pop and hip-hop artists to evolve or fade into the background, the title to Robbie Rivera's latest album, 'Dance or Die' (out now on Black Hole Recordings), sums up all that is going on Stateside at the moment.
With the start of the year spent touring with Bass Jackers and Peace Treaty on his Dance Or Die Bus Tour, this winter saw the eighth edition of his Juicy Beach Party at WMC in Miami, a 17-hour affair at the jammed Nikki Beach Club. Having welcomed A-list DJs like Kaskade, Deadmau5, Benny Benassi, Axwell, Steve Angello, Mark Knight, Sebastian Ingrosso, Laidback Luke and many more over the years, and spawned spin-offs at Amnesia (sponsored by Armani Exchange) and Privilege in Ibiza, as well as Catwalk in Barcelona, this year marks the historic debut of Juicy New York.
Turning Governor’s Island into a swarm of dance music fans from 4pm in the afternoon until midnight, the line-up – which won't be released until closer to the time – but you can be sure it'll feature a mix of Juicy's big squeezed beats and New York's classic house history.
Check below for further tour dates and details.
Robbie Rivera On Tour
June 21 - Lure , Los Angeles, CA
June 22 - Ruby Skye, San Francisco, CA
June 24 – XS, Las Vegas, NV
June 30 – Gryphon, Davie, FL
July 04 - Surrender, Las Vegas, NV
Jul 13 - Juicy Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Jul 14- Juicy New York, New York, NY (Governor’s Island)
Jul 21- Sunrise Festival, Kolobrzeg, Poland
Aug 04 - Dance Valley, Spaarndam, Netherlands
Aug 12 - Summer Land, Larnaca, Cyprus
Juicy New York: Robbie Rivera & Friends
Saturday, July 14
4pm - 12am
Governors Beach Club
Governors Island, NYC
Round-trip ferry included
Rain or shine, subject to safety requirements
Tickets available here