It’s that time of year again, folks—pumpkin spiced lattes, crazy costumes, brisk walks, spooky decorations, and best of all, Halloween EDM events. New York City is known not only for its Halloween parade but also for its awesome lineups. This year, since Halloween is on a Monday, Halloweekend comes early. Starting Friday, October 28th, there will be major headliners all over the city. Here are some of the coolest clubs to get down at!
Above & Beyond, Grum, Jason Ross, Yotto at Pier 94, October 28th (18+)
Last year, Skrillex tore the west coast of Manhattan apart on Halloween at Pier 94. This year, expect no less—join Above & Beyond, the trance/house trio you’ll find headlining almost every major music festival. Above & Beyond has been on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs since 2004. From 2006 to 2012 they floated around among the top 10; most recently, in 2015, they were ranked #29. General Admission tickets and VIP tickets available here ($75+), but act quickly; Halloween events at Pier 94 are very popular!
Oliver Heldens Presents: Hi-Lo-Ween, Oliver Heldens, Hotel Garuda, Max Motif, Love Thy Brother at The Brooklyn Hangar, October 28th (18+)
For those of you who know Oliver Heldens, you may be familiar with him as an upbeat future house artist, a major headliner at popular festivals. His career took off in 2013 and he quickly proved his talent to the EDM world: he made DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs in 2014 at #34, then jumped to #12 in 2015. This Halloweekend, get ready for a rare treat. Head over to the warehouse, Brooklyn Hangar, to meet the bass-heavy Hi-Lo (backwards it’s Oli H), Oliver’s bass/tech-house side project and alter ego. Hi-Lo is a totally different experience from regular old Oliver; I would definitely recommend checking this out. General Admission and VIP tickets are available here ($55+).
Claptone, Sacha Robotti, Sleepy & Boo at Webster Hall, October 28th (19+)
Come to popular nightclub (with 3 different stages, 4 different floors) Webster Hall for The Masquerade, featuring a night of house music appropriately headlined by the German house artist in the golden bird mask, Claptone. Little is known about their identity, but they have received support from plenty of popular artists, including DJ Hell, A Trak, DJ Sneak, Soul Clap, Solomun, Azari&III, Hot Chip, Noir, Julio Bashmore, Tensnake, Eats Everything, Matthew Dear and Tim Sweeney. General Admission tickets are available here ($25+).
Andrew Rayel, Bosco and Brando at Lavo, October 28th (21+)
Come to this beautiful, upscale restaurant/nightclub for a night of trance, featuring Andrew Rayel, who is traveling all the way from Moldova in Eastern Europe to kick off Halloweekend. He has been on the DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs since 2012 and is definitely worth checking out. Right now, presale tickets are available here ($20 for ladies, $25 for guys).
Otto Knows, Traviswild at Marquee, October 28th (21+)
Join your fellow electro house freaks at the gorgeous Marquee NYC, a dance club that also operates in Las Vegas and Sydney. The lovely Swede, Otto Knows, will be providing tunes for the evening. Otto has worked alongside many other top-tier artists, including Britney Spears, Avicii, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Alesso, and some of his most popular remixes are of ATB, Imogen Heap, and Lindsey Stirling. Presale tickets available here ($50).
Guy Gerber, Shahar at Flash Factory, October 28th (21+)
Check out the amazing architecture at nightclub Flash Factory on Friday to catch some chill techno/house beats from Guy Gerber. Hailing from Tel Aviv, Guy established his own label, Supplement Facts, in 2007. Since then, the label has expanded globally—they have locations in Israel, France, Switzerland and Germany—for a good reason. General Admission tickets available here ($40).
Blasterjaxx at Hornblower Infinity, October 28th (21+)
This super cool electro house event is not only a masquerade, but it’s also ON A BOAT! You can party with Blasterjaxx on a luxury yacht ride along the river. Blasterjaxx made DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs for the first time in 2013, and holds the #19 spot most recently, in 2015. The Dutch duo has worked alongside huge names in the electronic field, including Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, David Guetta, Hardwell, Afrojack, and Nicky Romero. Tickets are available here ($45+).
Malaa, Rezz, Dischetto, Tjani at Webster Hall, October 29th (19+)
Webster is bringing 2 headliners to the stage Saturday night—the mysterious, masked Malaa and the swirly-eyed Rezz. Malaa has a signature, somewhat future house sound; most of his tracks have a creepy feel to them, perfect for Halloween. Rezz, too, tends to have a spooky, signature sound, blending all sorts of genres, such as techno and electro house. She made DJ Mag’s 10 Women Crashing into 2016 and shows a promising future. There will be a $1000 prize for best costume, plus, you’ll catch me getting down there! :-)
Tickets are available here ($35).
Galantis at The Brooklyn Hangar, October 29th (18+)
Party in a warehouse with Galantis, the house duo that is well known for two of their biggest tracks, “No Money” and “Runaway (U & I).” They made their debut on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs at #98 in 2015, the most recent version of the top 100. General Admission and VIP tickets are available here ($55+).
Halloween at Marquee, October 29th (21+)
Though Marquee has not released any information regarding who is DJ-ing, they are holding a costume party which will surely be bumping. Tickets are available here ($100).
Halloween at Lavo, October 29th (21+)
Similarly to Marquee, Lavo has yet to release any information regarding DJs, but their website says “announcing soon.” General admission tickets are available here ($40+).