New City Gas Montreal – Best Club in the City!

Let’s take a look at why Montreal’s new super club NEW CITY GAS is poised for many successful parties with their massive warehouse venue and a superstar team with an impressive track record.

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Thanks to New City Gas! Griffintown’s hottest event venue is opening its amazing terrasses every summertime Thursday, 4-11 pm. There’s no better view of Old Montreal from up there – you’ll feel like you’re king of the city…

It isn’t every club that can claim over a century and a half of history. New City Gas is one of those must-see spots in Montreal, a club whose stunning building dates back to 1859. Last year, when it was transformed into the show bar that it is today – they host 3,000 people a week! – the developers preserved the heritage building’s façade so that it’s intact. Ergo the club’s name; this used to be the headquarters for the local gas company. Now it’s an electrifying place to party to the backbeat of DJs like Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Afrojack, Sebastian Ingrosso, Victor Calderone, Bob Sinclair and more

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On the menu for the Thursday 5 à 7s (Montreal’s version of the post-work “happy hour”) are the creative cocktails dreamt up by New City Gas’s resident superstar, the mixologist Lawrence Picard. Prepare your taste buds for drinks like his “Birds of Paradise”, with Absolut and blood orange juice; his “La Vie en Rose”, with rosé and homemade melon syrup; or his “Lavendar Loves Litchi”, made with Jameson and hand-crafted lavender essence. Can somebody say summer?

What makes a good venue? For a solid vibe night after night, it needs to be unique, it needs to be flexible to fit with the theme and atmosphere of the party, and it needs to be LOUD. The main room setup here resembles a popular festival floorplan with a huge rectangular floor space lined with elevated VIP sections on either side hovering above the first floor bars. This is the only room we’ve been able to experience so far, but it’s very impressive with loud, crisp sound and an incredible light show array, where the investment really shows. It’s also a bit off the beaten path, on rue Ottawa among warehouses and other industrial buildings.. meaning there will be no noise complaints when the party goes late into the morning. The kind of vibe which usually takes months or years to develop at places like Guvernment and Beta was alive instantly when the DJ Mag crew rolled by to experience it for ourselves on only the second night of operation, with Tiesto headlining the bill. Two nights later, David Guetta echoed our sentiment when he praised the vibe in the brand new room.

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The talent has been incredible so far, with Moby in May, Guetta and Tiesto for Grand Prix weekend, and a solid lineup on the books including Laidback Luke presents Super You & Me ft. Benny Benassi tonight, and the Language tour featuring Porter Robinson, Mat Zo and The M Machine next weekend. The June schedule is rounded out by Thomas Gold on the 30th, and they haven’t even had their official opening party yet!! Hopefully this will be the newest Canadian edition to the DJ Mag Top 100 clubs list next year!

The right good relationship with the city

The efforts of these two groups have had an undeniable impact on the Montreal dance music scene for the past decade, bringing top talent and world renowned production to town on almost a weekly basis.  We’re talking of course, about Produkt and Bal en Blanc (Playground Productions) - the hard working people behind the legendary Bal en Blanc event which just celebrated it’s 18th birthday, the annual Résolution party in both Montreal and Québec, and a monthly dose of top talent at various venues around Montreal, and in Las Vegas.

It’s hard to argue the history behind these two teams, and the people behind them especially Alex and Brandon from Produkt and Michael from Bal en Blanc, who have committed a good part of their lives to developing the Montreal scene and always striving to create the best possible vibe with their legendary parties.  We are curious to learn more about the team and the venue to bring you the full story, so we arranged to ask the guys more about their history and how New City Gas came to be.

 

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Wakeboarding behind a boat requires the time of a few people, unless you are this dude are you give zero f*cks…

 

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Your 20s are undoubtedly the most pivotal time in your life. While there are plenty of temptations and distractions, the decisions you make here are truly what dictate your future, as the weak fall and only the strong survive.

Do you have what it takes to become a monumental success? Or will you live out a life of mediocrity? The choice is up to you. While many think they have all the answers and the keys to success, we have seen too many times before those people make the same pitfalls.

This is the time for you to hustle, scrap and fight for the life that you want for yourself. You manifest your own destiny during these crucial years.

Every move you make is a test. Don’t f*ck it up. These are the 20 Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make In Your 20s

 

20. Working for money, not for building your dream

  • 20. Working for money, not for building your dreams
Never do anything just because it’s convenient for you. Look to challenge yourself and build your own dream instead of building someone else’s. Even if it doesn’t exactly make sense now, create something with great value so you can cash out big. Always look to the future and never for immediate compensation. What are you going to do with those weekly wages anyways? Stop being so entitled and pretending like you deserve cash, prizes and vacations just yet. You will soon realize once you’ve made it that making money doesn’t make you happy. It’s the journey.

  • 19. Thinking that this is the right time to fall in love

    19. Thinking that this is the right time to fall in love

    While all of your friends might be doing it, don’t fall into the trap of getting into a relationship. Sure it seems like the right thing to do, but your 20s are entirely too crucial for your personal growth for you to be focusing on fulfilling the wishes of another individual. Not only does it make you complacent with where you are in life, but it makes your boring. When your business is at stake and your future is resting on your shoulders, the last thing you need is to be bogged down by an insecure lover rushing you home. Get out there, meet new people, test the limits and have fun. It will take you to the places you’ve dreamed of going.

  • 18. Trying to act like the man rather than learning how to become one

    18. Trying to act like the man rather than learning how to become one

    Instead of going overboard on the Gucci monogram and bottles in the club, as if you just signed to Rocnation, spend the time focusing on your career. Every second counts and if more time is spent pretending to be the person you want to be instead of becoming that man, then you’ll sink in quick sand without even knowing it. A real man is willing to make sacrifices. If you aren’t down to put in the work, then please don’t act like you are. You can enjoy the success when you actually attain it.

  • 17. Making friends instead of earning trust

    17. Making friends instead of earning trust

    The in-crowd may be tempting, but you’ll probably fall victim to surrounding yourself with social climbers and bottle whores. We know you feel entitled to celebrate, but please relax. It’s never attractive when you act as though this is the last time you’ll ever see this in life. Make connections with people based on trial and error, not presuppositions and drunk ranting about what they can do for your business. If you ever want people to take you seriously, then you have to take them seriously. Just because you think you trust someone doesn’t always mean you can. Heed any red flags in the past before jumping into any kind of venture with them.

16. Not caring because you only live once — that is for fools

16. Not caring because you only live once — that is for fools

We all are guilty of irrational decision-making in our 20s. Fast people and fast times with money in your pocket always lead to over-extending yourself. A life of partying, heavy drugs and pretty much having that YOLO attitude will leave you flat on your ass. Get focused and lock into what you’re supposed to be doing. If you don’t know what that is, then you better figure it out ASAP.

 

15. Making all your wants, needs

15. Making all your wants, needs

Expensive women and cheap thrills coupled with the expensive sneakers should not be on the list of your needs. Setting the foundation for your business and team is far more important than updating your wardrobe and chasing sex. Distinguish between what you want and what you actually need. Make sure your priorities are in tact or you will lose your track.

 

14. Forgetting that family comes first

14. Forgetting that family comes first

Those who supported you before anything deserve to be taken care of when you reach your success. If you aren’t doing this for the ones you love, then you’re not doing it right. Family comes first, no matter what happens. If you work for whom you love instead of just yourself, you will get far.

 

13. Blaming anyone else but yourself for anything in life

13. Blaming anyone else but yourself for anything in life

Hold yourself accountable for everything. At the end of the day, all you have in the world is yourself — so go hard. Don’t look to anyone for answers and instead of making problems, create solutions. Whether it was that job you wanted, the funding you needed or the love you think you can’t live without, there is no one that can be held accountable in this universe except for you.

 

12. Getting comfortable like you actually deserve down time

12. Getting comfortable like you actually deserve down time

Unless you’re fornicating with Victoria’s Secret models in Monaco this weekend, you shouldn’t even be thinking about taking a break any time soon. You need a vacation? What have you accomplished? Mark Cuban spent 7 years building out his first business before he even took a break. Don’t get lazy now.

 

11. Sticking with jobs that didn’t teach you anything

11. Sticking with jobs that didn't teach you anything

A bad job is like a bitchy girlfriend that gives bad head. Truthfully, the only reason you’re there is because it is the safest and easiest thing you know. Any job or relationship that allows for you to get comfortable should be avoided at all costs. The last scenario you could ever want is becoming like the rest of those miserable, 40-somethings faced with weekends of minivans and soccer practice.

 

10. Following the crowd instead of forging against it

10. Following the crowd instead of forging against it

You can be aware of the trends, but never follow them. If all your time is spent trying to adjust to your surroundings, you’ll get lost in the crowd all the more easily. Success and greatness are constructed by trendsetters themselves, not those who latched on to what’s currently trending. We hope that you don’t have any aspirations to look like your favorite rapper. Temptation to be influenced by those who you aspire to be like is easy, but no one finds their calling following in the footsteps of another.

 

9. Failing to energize those around you

9. Failing to energize those around you

Although you may sometimes think there is a lack of talent in your networks — this is never the case. It is your sole responsibility to inspire, encourage and drive those around you to success. Failing to do so only confirms that you fall victim to that which you accuse others of. Change and greatness can be sparked everywhere, but bring it upon yourself to trigger it.

 

8. Think you need to stop learning and growing

8. Think you need to stop learning and growing

You have more zeros at the end of your bank statement, stamps in your passport and women in your bed than you had ever imagined. Don’t consider this your victory lap, but rather as a taste of greatness. Do you live to enjoy the moments you dreamed of or a lifetime of unimaginable success? The common misconception that once things are in your favor, you no longer have to put in the 3:00AM work hours is a dangerous problem. The fewer nights that you’re willing to put in the work, the fewer opportunities you will have to celebrate your achievements in the future.

 

7. Thinking that anyone will ever pay you back

7. Thinking that anyone will ever pay you back

Your 20s will be accompanied with a slew of poor investments by yourself and those around you. Whether rich or poor, there will always be someone in your circle that will need a helping hand. If you ever think you’re going to see that money again, you’re sorely mistaken. If there were a plan of action and re-investment, then the truth is that you will not see $1 back. Times are tough, especially in your 20s and finding a route back to financial freedom is often seen only when winning the lotto or signing your first deal with Ca$h Money Records. Of course miracles do happen, but the probabilities that you’ve essentially given the money away are far too high.

 

6. Spending your money on women who aren’t escorts

6. Spending your money on women who aren't escorts

Your sex life is an investment — and the smarter the deals you execute, the savvier of an investor you become. Free sex is the most expensive sex in the world. Instead of navigating through an ambiguous investment in which you shower your woman with cash and prizes for the mediocre sex provided, deal with a professional as soon as possible. Although some of you may immediately jump to the negative connotations of a woman who is paid for sex, we suggest you take one step back. As an entrepreneur herself, why would you not want to deal with someone who has the same honesty and integrity that you do. Want a best friend? Buy a puppy. Want great sex? Call an escort.

 

5. Holding on to friends that waste your time and add no value to your life

5. Holding on to friends that waste your time and add no value to your life

You’ll be sucked down into the abyss right with them if you don’t cut the fat of the group. Family and friends could have been great to you as a child, but if they no longer hold the value and inspiration that is needed for you to thrive in life, then cut them loose. The only individuals you should be surrounding yourself with are those that challenge your ideas and motivate you to find the next solution to your problems. No, not the pessimistic assholes who shoot down your ideas with their negativity, but rather the ones who genuinely want to see you succeed no matter what you do in life.

 

4. Forgetting about the piggy bank and spending every dollar you have

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If our check is for $9, than we’re most likely spending $30. Between credit cards, school loans and every other avenue for attaining a quick dollar, our need for immediate gratification is worse than ever. The truth is it’s about making more money, not saving it. But at the same time, if you have no means for expanding your revenue channels then you must be able to save a few dollars here and there. No one like to have to walk to work because they blew every dollar at LAVO.

 

3. Mistaking safe sex for anything besides anal

3. Mistaking safe sex for anything besides anal

If you don’t want to have a child then you better limit your excuses. As vulgar as it may sound, sometimes there are only a few options in life, so you must avoid all potential margins of error. The road to success is not paved with having responsibilities of children and your future wife to be. This is a somewhat lonely journey that you must take by yourself and those you love will be able to celebrate with you after.

 

2. Dating unstable women with mommy and daddy issues

2. Dating unstable women with mommy and daddy issues

We need to control the invincibility we all feel when it comes to women. Whether she’s a stripper or a sorority girl, we feel the need to be the knight in shining armor for our women. As chivalrous as this may seem, we hate to break it to you, but you will never be able to change anyone. By setting yourself up for a losing battle, you’ve only ensured your misery for the next few months. She’s clingy for a reason, don’t be her Dr. Phil.

 

1. Forgetting that karma is a huge b*tch

1. Forgetting that karma is a huge b*tch

Whether it’s burning bridges with people you loved, stealing your friend’s girlfriend, or plotting against an ex-partner, we must always remember that karma is the biggest b*tch we’ve ever met. There is nothing more true than the fact that whatever goes around comes around, and you are not immune to the cosmic forces that be. We’re not asking you to go on your Mother Teresa pilgrimage, but don’t be surprised when reality catches back up with you and brings you to your knees. Be a good person. You’ll get further in life.

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Presently in beta, the brand new feature includes smells into Search. Google describes Nose since it’s “flagship olfactory understanding feature enabling customers to look for smells.” To find out more, watch the semi-serious video, above.

Click Here To See The Search in Action!

Clicking the “Try Google Nose Beta” button on its landing site creates a random search phrase for example “diaper.” Around the right-hands side from the search engines, there is a description from the term (“baby powder and poop”) in the Google Aromabase, along with the choice to smell and share the scent. When customers click “smell,” a pop-up prompts these to “Bring onto your nose as near as possible towards the screen and press Enter.” A progress bar then signifies that it’s transmitting the scent.

Click Here To See The Search in Action!

google-nose1Curious site visitors can look for other aromas, varying in the enticing (brownies smell of “fudgy chocolate deliciousness”) towards the repellent (a university dorm smells “sweaty, with fragrances of leftover pizza and burnt popcorn”) and cool (Grandpa’s hat has the aroma of “strong coffee and also the forest”). Google Nose even looks like fragrances that customers likely can’t experience of real existence, for example ghosts, which smell of “an strangely gassy odor of antiques and forgotten pasts.”

20130401google_nose-360x297In addition, the feature features a SafeSearch “when you are cautious about your query,” and has a 15 million scentibyte database of smells from around the globe, based on Nose’s website landing page. Individuals who would like quick accessibility database can choose the “Nose Beta” tab searching.

As Lena Carddeal, Google’s user-experience designer, so succinctly puts it: “So far, we could not always give user what they are searching for. Because sometimes, they are not searching whatsoever.” Click Here To See The Search in Action!

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Windows Live Messenger, formerly known as MSN Messenger, will finally be shut down by Microsoft on 15 March, after serving Internet users for more than 13 years now.

After its launch in July 1999, MSN Messenger quickly became the most popular online chat service in the world. Serving hundreds of millions of users across multiple platforms, in as many as 50 different languages, Windows Live Messenger was part of people’s everyday lives online, but with the rise of social networks and competing services such as Facebook Chat, Skype, Google Talk and iMessage, Windows Live Messenger slowly faded into the background.

After Microsoft purchased Skype in May of 2011 from shareholders including eBay, Silver Lake Partners, Andreessen Horowitz and the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, it was clear that Windows Live Messenger’s day were counted. This was confirmed by Microsoft back in November of 2012.

Microsoft provided a service that lets Windows Live Messenger users migrate early to Skype via a button that was added to the Messenger desktop app, but the move has not been plain sailing for some who have already made the jump. In some cases, contacts have not been transferring across the two services successfully.

If you still use Windows Live Messenger, it may be worth backing up your contacts manually ahead of the planned migration to skype, and check MSN forums for any tips to ensure that your move over to Skype is a painless one.

Existing Windows Live Messenger user accounts will be migrated to Skype ahead of the planned shutdown on March 15th 2013. After this date, Messenger login attempts will be unsuccessful.

So backup your contact now!

 

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