For those who have never heard of Big Beat Records, the label was created in 1987 by Craig Kallman and was brought into the Atlantic Records stable 1991 after gaining clout as an indie label in the underground dance music scene. The roster included Changing Faces, Robin S. The Bucketheads, Artifacts, and Jody Watley. They relaunched in 2010 as Atlantic’s dance-oriented imprint and brought EDM powerhouses such as David Guetta, Martin Solveig, Icona Pop, and Rudimentary to their roster.

Thursday night, the fantastic people at Big Beat welcomed staff and media at their first annual Friendsgiving at the Big Beat HQ in the Warner Music Group building in Manhattan. “We actually do this a few times a year,” Big Beat’s Head of A&R Gina Tucci explained. “This time, We wanted to open our doors to people to celebrate and enjoy themselves with the sounds of EDM music.”

The DJs exceeded expectations. Not only the headliners Matoma & Jenaux spuns some awesome EDM tracks, but some of the Big Beat staff did their magic as well, which made it a plus for the event. Big Beat also did a canned food drive for people and families in need for the holidays.

The catering was done by Brooklyn’s own Dinosaur BBQ, which placed a fantastic array of pulled chicken, bbq chicken, a super rich mac and cheese and plenty of greens. Note: Watch out for their Wango Tango Habanero BBQ sauce, which was off the chain, but not for the faint of heart.

It was good food, good music, great people, and greater fun. Big love to Big Beat Records for the wonderful invite and their continuance of service to the less fortunate.

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