Nadia Ali and Starkillers
15 S. Saginaw St.
Pontiac, MI, 48320
9:00PM (event ends at 2:00 am)
This event is 18 and over
Watch & Listen
It is sometimes hard to believe that the Grammy nomination for Nadia Ali's "Fantasy" (Morgan Page Remix) is only one of many milestones marking her musical achievements. Nadia's career exploded as a member of "iiO" with the massive 2001 hit, "Rapture". Quickly leaping to #2 on the UK Singles chart, "Rapture" would propel Nadia into the spotlight and serve as a shadow of things to come. Now armed with a solid decade of commercial success and an almost feverish evolution of artistic expansion… Something tells us that Nadia Ali is just warming up. To date, Nadia's career as singer/songwriter has attracted a massive international following resulting from a masterful exploitation of captivating vocals and dance music. Nadia has attributed this unmistakable style to the overarching influence of her eastern ancestry, as well as the diverse cultural climate of her upbringing in Queens, New York.
Beginning in 2001, Nadia's lush vocal style would take the world by storm, becoming a globally recognized trademark in the dance music industry, and keeping her in nonstop demand by the hottest innovative DJ's worldwide. Recent and notable collaborations include: Schiller, Sultan & Ned Shepard, Chris Reece, Tocadisco, Serge Devant and Starkillers. In the mean time, Nadia's recent team up with Armin Van Buuren, (ranked the # 1 DJ in the world for 4 consecutive years), has been generating a white-hot buzz. Jointly, Nadia and Armin shaped the brand-new dance track: "Feels So Good" and are currently carrying out a rigorous tour schedule on the "Armin Only Mirage" tour. "Armin Only" is an entirely sold-out world tour, filling arenas with tens of thousands of fans nightly.
Nadia Ali has continually proven her value with a growing list of global hits and chart-toppers that has expanded progressively over the years. These include: "Rapture", "At The End", "Kiss You", and a #1 US Billboard Dance Chart hit with "Is It Love" in 2006. Nadia's solo album "Embers" was released in 2009 and "Fantasy" soon followed, serving as a prologue to "Queen of Clubs Trilogy: Best of Nadia Ali Remixed". In 2010, Nadia was nominated for Best Progressive/Tech House Track for "Love Story" at the International Dance Music Awards at the Winter Music Conference. She then neatly closed out the year 2010 with a Grammy nomination for her song "Fantasy", under the "Best Re-mixed Recording" category. While Nadia has cultivated a score of industry accolades, 2010 marked the first occasion in which her work would receive the great honor and validation of a Grammy Nomination. If we are to learn anything from the pattern developing here, it could quite possibly be that Nadia Ali simply possesses both the clever intellect and raw talent required to amass this kind of staying power… and that this past decade has only been the beginning.
It's rare when the label of "rock star" is justified in dance music, and refreshing when that success is backed up the musical talent, drive, and sincerity that is possessed by Nick Terranova. His signature blend of catchy vocals, booming bass lines and genre-defying range are always in full effect on tour or at his "Dirty Sound" residencies at Late Night Empire in Las Vegas, Crobar Chicago, Lizard Lounge in Dallas, On Broadway in San Diego, Bleu in Detroit, and Bliss in San Antonio. The energy and sexiness that are hallmarks of Terranova's live shows are also his trademarks as a producer and remixer - a dance music "triple threat." That dirty vocal track your girlfriend keeps singing in the shower? It's a Nick Terranova production.
The Las Vegas native is best known as the man behind the MASSIVE hit Discoteka. The very first track released under his Starkillers alias lived at the top of the Billboard Dance and Beatport sales charts, named an "Essential Selection" on Pete Tong's BBC1 radio show, nominated for best underground track at the IDMAs, and supported by almost every major DJ out there. But the track's success simply encouraged the hard working producer to get his ass back into the studio.
Terranova has an impressive list of musical accomplishments: he runs the record label Terratraxx that he started in 2002, has produced a ton of original productions and done an equally impressive number of high profile remixes. Done both in his own name and under pseudonyms such as Starkillers, Aftertouch, Terranova, Hi_Lo, and Nick Touch, they include remixes of iiO's "Rapture," Stevie Nick's "Stand Back," Paul Oakenfold's "Sex & Money", Holmes & Ives' "8 Letters," and DJ Dan's "Rock to the Rhythm."
Nick's collaborative partnership with close friend (and neighbor) Austin Leeds has been equally successful. The Terranova & Austin Leeds duo have produced a string of hits together, including "Shake Me," "Rock Me," "For the Pills," "Only You," "Dirty Sound" (Stealth Records), and "Acid Disco" as well remixes of Dario Nunez's "My World" (Stereo Productions) and Dave Spoon's "This Machine" (Toolroom Records). They are a dream team on the road as well, headlining numerous "Starkillers vs. Austin Leeds" and "Terranova & Austin Leeds" nights around the country.
Expect big things in the future for Nick Terranova. He kicks off his U.S. tour, appropriately named the Dirty Sound Tour in August, and will be taking the "Dirty Sound" global with stops lined up in South America, Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. He will be releasing the compilation "Dirty Sound Volume 1: The Injection" on August 28th on Made Records, and he is also putting the finishing touches on a massive collaboration with Paul Van Dyk for PVD's next artist album.
Not bad for such a rising star: Nick Terranova and his "Dirty Sound" are everywhere.
Just keep an eye on that girlfriend of yours…
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