MiMOSA, Purity Ring, More Set to Rock Tucson’s Gem & Jam Festival

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Tucson, Arizona promises to be a desert oasis for electronic music this February with the 2014 edition of its Gem & Jam Festival. Nestled in the second weekend of Tucson’s Gem and Mineral show, the music and art festival will include two stages when it kicks off February 7-9. Headliners for ...

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Sebastian Ingrosso Launches Refune Room with Free Live Album

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Refune Records founder Sebastian Ingrosso is launching the label’s new reward hub service with a free live album. Dubbed Refune Room, the new service gives fans early access to previews of songs and videos, as well as exclusive pre-sales for shows via a point system gauged by users’ social ...

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Moguai to Punx Up The Volume on American Tour

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After a massive 2013 with the runaway success of “Mammoth,” Moguai is kicking off a new year with his Punx Up The Volume American Tour. Announced via a video teaser, the new tour will hit both North and South America during the course of three months. After playing a trio of west coast dates ...

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Moby Channels Inner Sarah McLachlan in New ‘Almost Home’ Lyric Video

Moby gets in touch with his animal side in his lyric video for his new single “Almost Home.” Recorded at Los Angeles’ Best Friends Animal Society with a budget that Moby estimates as “roughly $0,” the video shows the producer posing with the shelter’s adoptable dogs and cats with signs of the ...

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Deadmau5 Launches Fan-Centric Website

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deadmau5 has officially launched his new online service live.deadmau5.com, a digital platform for fans to receive content directly from the Canadian producer. After fans sign up for a free ‘Suckscription’ on the site, they are given access to audio clips, news, photos, and exclusive live ...

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Eric Prydz Wins BBC Radio’s Essential Mix of the Year

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Eric Prydz now has another reason to take pride in 2013, as his BBC Radio One Essential Mix was named the best of the year by a panel of Radio One personnel. Prydz’s Essential Mix—initially broadcast February—beat out over 65 over DJs for the title, including Skrillex, Diplo, Disclosure, and ...

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Waka Winter Classic 2014 Announces 16-Stop Tour

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Arkansas’ Wakarusa Music Festival is still six months away, but the Waka Winter Classic tour will give fans a taste of potential talent—including EDM acts and DJs—when it travels across the US this winter. Kicking off at Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Cain’s Ballroom on January 9, the Waka Winter Classic ...

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Laidback Luke Looks Back on 2013 with Mixmash Yearmix

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Mixmash label head Laidback Luke is giving fans the cliff notes on the label’s year with his Mixmash Yearmix, which was released yesterday as part of his weekly Mixmash Radio podcast series. The hour-long mix packs in all of the label’s biggest releases from the past year, including tracks from ...

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Shure Launches Third Annual ‘Get The Gig’ Internship Competition

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Microphone and audio electronics manufacturer Shure is giving one lucky college student the opportunity to intern in the company’s Artist Relations department with the launch of the third annual Get The Gig competition. Open to junior or senior college students and class of 2013 graduates, the ...

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ADJ Group Opens New Miami Facility

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ADJ Group has expanded its operations with the opening of a new 48,000 square foot facility in Miami. The new facility will provide warehousing and shipping areas for all companies under the ADJ Group umbrella—including ADJ Lighting, Elation Professional, Acclaim Lighting, American Audio, and ...

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The Glitch Mob Return with New Album & US Tour

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The Glitch Mob is returning after three years for the release of its second album Love Death Immortality on February 11 and a US tour in March. The album is set for release through the trio’s label Glass Air Records, and is preceded by the lead single “Can’t Kill Us.” The single is a ...

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Above & Beyond Previews Concert Film with Acoustic ‘Love is Not Enough’

Above & Beyond ditch the soaring synths and pulsing trance in a new video showcasing an acoustic rendition of their track “Love is Not Enough.” The video—a preview of their upcoming Above & Beyond Acoustic concert film premiering January 24 via Thump—features the boys delivering a ...

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Sick Individuals & Axwell Release Contest-Winning Video for ‘I AM’

Sick Individuals and Axwell have released the official video for their single “I AM,” which was the result of a music video competition hosted in tandem with Axwell’s label Axtone and Genero.tv. The winning video was chosen from over 40 entries from young filmmakers, and tells the story of a ...

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Rave Photographer Hopes to Bring Dancefloor Thunder with Kickstarter Campaign

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Photographer Michael Tullberg hopes to challenge the current era of digital rave photography with his Kickstarter campaign to publish his coffee table book of rave photography, DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM, Land Of The Free, Home Of The Rave. DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM aims to provide readers an ...

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#FreePlayFriday – 12/27/2013

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The end of the year is just around the corner, and 2013 will soon just be a memory. Look both forward and backward with this week’s roundup of free downloads, which will have you dancing through the rest of the year and beyond. Given the enormous amount of Lana Del Rey remixes that were ...

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Groove Cruise Prepares for Tenth Anniversary with Lineup Announcement

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The Groove Cruise will celebrate its tenth anniversary next year when it sets sail from Miami to Cozumel from January 30 to February 3, and the recently announced lineup promises to make it one of its most memorable voyages yet. The full lineup includes over 60 acts, ranging from Markus Schulz, ...

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Paul Basic Releases Sophomore Album on Pretty Lights Music

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Colorado-based producer Paul Basic has released his new album Transient Horizons on Pretty Lights Music. The album is a follow-up to his 2011 debut EP The Mirror, and features a more refined take on the dark, bass-centric approach of its predecessor. Former high school bandmates Pretty Lights ...

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Kraftwerk, Chic Lead Eclectic Moogfest 2014 Lineup

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Asheville’s expanded Moogfest will make its spring debut April 23-27, and pioneers Kraftwerk and Chic have been announced as headliners in the newly revealed Phase 2 lineup. Both acts will join previously announced headliners Giorgio Moroder and Laurie Anderson as part of the festival’s ...

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Showtek Launches Record Label with New Single ‘We Like to Party’

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The boys of Showtek are launching their own record label Skink, and they’re celebrating the occasion with the release of a new single “We Like to Party.” The track is a big room explosion centered around synth horn blasts, and serves as both a follow-up to the pair’s smash “Booyah” and as the ...

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ADJ Releases Ultra Bar Series of Linear Lighting

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ADJ has unveiled its new Ultra Bar Series of indoor linear lighting fixtures, featuring three different models aimed at offering professional grade quality at affordable prices. The Ultra Bar Series contains three models: the Ultra Bar 6, a 1/2-meter bar with six 3W TRI LEDs; the Ultra Bar 9, a ...

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Laidback Luke & Martin Solveig Debut the Spray of Life in Star-Studded ‘Blow’ Video

It’s been nine months since the track’s debut at Ultra in March, but after a series of teasers and faux commercials, the video for Martin Solveig and Benny Benassi’s “Blow” has finally been released.  The long-awaited track is a bouncy romp featuring Solveig’s signature kick and handclaps and ...

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The BPM Festival Announces Phase 3 Lineup, Day & Night Event Schedule

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The seventh edition of the BPM Festival is just weeks away from its takeover of Playa del Carmen, Mexico from January 3-12, and the organizers have unveiled Phase 3 artist lineup. The newly added artists—available below—join the over 350 acts announced for the festival, and include a slew of ...

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#FreePlayFriday – 12/20/2013

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The holidays are just around the corner, which really just means presents are coming your way. Regardless of whether you’ve ended up on the naught or nice list this year, we’ve got six presents for you in the form of free tracks! Maya Jane Coles kicks off this week’s picks with “Dreamer,” a cut ...

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Daft Punk to Perform at 2014 Grammy Awards

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The robots of Daft Punk will make a rare television appearance on the 2014 Grammy Awards on January 26 with their first live performance since 2010. The duo will join previously announced performers Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons P!nk and Nate Ruess, and Willie Nelson. Additionally, the duo ...

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Made Event to Host Sunday School Mini-Fest at Mysteryland USA

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New York’s Made Event will host a mini-festival edition of the popular Sunday School party at next year’s debut Mysteryland USA, taking over New York’s Bethel Woods May 23-26. The Mysteryland edition of Sunday School will consist of three stages and will aim to represent a cross-section of both ...

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Serato Releases Serato Remote Mini App for iPhone

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Serato has announced the release of the Serato Remote Mini app for the iPhone/iPod Touch, out now on the Apple App Store. Serato Remote Mini acts as a streamlined version of the Serato Remote iPad App released earlier this year, and the iPhone version fits the stripped-back essentials of the ...

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Pioneer DJ Releases Pearl White Edition of DDJ-SX Controller

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It’s looking to be a white Christmas with Pioneer DJ’s announcement of a new pearl white edition of the DDJ-SX controller. The pearl white edition inherits all of the features from the original black and gold models, including the dual deck design, four-channel mixer, and large jog wheels. ...

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Armin van Buuren to Live-Broadcast Intimate Set on UStream

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Armin van Buuren will join Sean “Hollywood” Hamilton for a UStream broadcast and performance co-sponsored by DJ Times on December 19. Armin will make an appearance on the Remix Top 30 Countdown for a private party, during which he will spin a unique 20-minute set in an intimate, lounge-type ...

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Marcus Schossow, Mike Hawkins, & Pablo Oliveros Unite for ‘Ulysses’

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Marcus Schossow, Mike Hawkins, and Pablo Oliveros have teamed up on “Ulysses,” their new single out now on SIZE Records. “Ulysses” comes hot on the heels of Schossow’s collaboration with Adrian Lux on “Wild Child” and Mike Hawkins and Pablo Oliveros’ previous work together on “Bangover” and ...

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Electric Zoo to Make Debut Mexico Appearance in May

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Made Event has announced the inaugural edition of Electric Zoo Mexico, which will debut next year in Mexico City on May 3-4. The two-day festival will mark the first time the Electric Zoo brand has traveled outside of its hometown of New York, and will be produced in conjunction with Disco ...

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Bingo Players’ Paul Bäumer Passes Away after Cancer Battle

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After revealing his cancer diagnosis earlier this year, Paul Bäumer has sadly passed away after a months-long battle. Over the past few months, Paul went on hiatus from the group’s touring and studio time to fight the illness as the dance world offered up support for him. The news of Paul’s ...

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Danny Avila Goes Aquatic in ‘Poseidon’ Video

Danny Avila channels the Greek God of the Ocean in the video for his single “Poseidon.” The furious electro house track has been tearing up clubs since its release earlier this month with its frenetic pace and pulsing bassline, and the new video captures the live magic. Featuring footage shot ...

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Laidback Luke & Peking Duk Roar on ‘Mufasa’

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Laidback Luke and Peking Duk are topping off 2013 with their new single “Mufasa.” Out December 30 through Mixmash, the track is a big room behemoth with a hulking marching beat. Decked with rubbery synths, tribal chants, and a pitch-bending 8-bit effect, the track is reminiscent of fellow Dutch ...

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Tiesto Runs ‘Red Lights’ with First Single off Upcoming Album

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Tiesto has released “Red Lights,” the lead single from his upcoming artist album due out in 2014. First premiered on Pete Tong’s radio show a few weeks back, “Red Lights” is a decidedly dance-goes-pop affair with its fusion of acoustic and electronic production elements. Topped off with an ...

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Ultra Music Festival Unveils 2014 Phase 1 Lineup

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Ultra Music Festival has released the first phase of the lineup for the 16th edition of the event, taking place at Miami’s Bayfront Park from March 28-30. DJ headliners for this year’s event include Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, and America’s Best DJ 2013 Kaskade, while the live stage’s ...

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Zedd Readies UK ‘Stay The Night’ EP & Deluxe Album Release

Zedd has announced the UK releases of his single “Stay The Night” and a new deluxe edition of his album Clarity. The UK release of “Stay The Night,” featuring Paramore vocalist Haley Williams, comes hot on the heels of the track’s US success earlier this year and is set for a February 9 ...

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Holy Ship!!! Announces Party Lineups & Theme Nights

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Hard Events’ Holy Ship!!! has unveiled the stacked set of theme nights and private island parties ahead of its third voyage, set to leave Miami on January 9 and sail through January 12. Each night aboard the ship is set to feature different themed parties of music, each curated by different ...

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Art Department Mixes First BPM Festival Compilation

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The 2014 edition of The BPM Festival kicks off in Mexico’s Playa del Carmen in a little less than a month, and the organizers have announced BPM001 Mixed By Art Deparment, the first in a planned series of mix compilations inspired by the festival. Released in conjunction through The BPM ...

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#FreePlayFriday – 12/13/2013

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French producer Freak You kicks off this week’s picks with “There You Are,” a dreamy tech excursion. Featuring the emotive vocals of DJ/artist Bright Light Bright Light, the track is reminiscent of Hot Chip’s glittering productions with its throbbing, melody-rich approach. Jamie Jones’ remix of ...

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Steve Aoki & R3hab Take ‘Flight’ on New Single

Steve Aoki and R3hab have teamed up for “Flight,” their new collaboration coming soon on Ultra Records. “Flight” takes Aoki’s penchant for off-kilter, schizophrenic drops and seamlessly combines it with R3hab’s big room efficiency, creating a relentless progressive stormer. The track is ...

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Hideout Festival 2014 Sells Out in Record Time

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After being on sale for just two weeks, Croatia’s Hideout Festival 2014 has completely sold out its allotment of tickets a full seven months before the event. This feat is the festival’s fourth consecutive sell-out, as well as being the fastest sell-out in the festival’s history. The 2014 ...

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Ferry Corsten, Benny Benassi, More to Perform at India’s Debut Vh1 Supersonic Fest

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Viacom is bringing India it’s newest music festival with the inaugural Vh1 Supersonic 2013 festival, which will take over Candolim, Goa from December 26-30. The five-day festival will feature a slew of big talent, including Above & Beyond, Benny Benassi, Booka Shade, and Ferry Corsten ...

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Afrojack, Claude Vonstroke, & More Added to Ultra South Africa Lineup

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Ultra Worldwide has unveiled the second phase of the inaugural edition of Ultra South Africa, which will touch down in Cape Town and Johannesburg this February. Additions to the lineup include Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Blasterjaxx, and America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Claude Vonstroke, who will ...

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DJ Earworm Partners with Legitmix for 2013 ‘United State of Pop’ Mashup

DJ Earworm has teamed up with Legitmix for this year’s edition of his annual “United State of Pop” mashups, which pits the year’s biggest pop hits against each other into one video remix. This year’s mix features pop hits like Katy Perry’s “Roar” and Justin Timberlake’s  “Suit & Tie” ...

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Crookers Offers ‘Ghetto Guetta’ Remix Competition

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Crookers is offering budding producers the chance to remix his new single “Ghetto Guetta” as part of a remix competition. Prizes for the winner include a pair of HD 25-1 Sennheiser headphones, Crookers tickets and merchandise, as well as the opportunity to have his/her remix reposted on ...

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Movement Detroit Announces Initial Artist Lineup

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Movement has the initial set of performers that will perform at the 2014 edition of the electronic music festival at Detroit’s Hart Plaza on Memorial Day weekend. The 49 artists announced include dance heavyweights like Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Loco Dice, and Pete Tong in addition to a ...

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Jaguar Skills & Virus Syndicate Team Up for Karate Man Mixtape

Worlds have collided with the Karateman Mixtape, a collaboration between DJ/producer Jaguar Skills and British MC crew Virus Syndicate. The resulting project is a five-track EP that packs in a wide range of genres—from trap and garage to classic hip hop and drum & bass—all complemented with ...

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HARD Day of the Dead Relives 2013 Fest with Official Aftermovie

HARD Events has released the official Day of the Dead 2013 aftermovie, bringing the memories of the Los Angeles event back to life. The recap video chronicles the two-day party from last month, which included performances from Nero, The Bloody Beetroots, and Skrillex amongst many others. The ...

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Electric Daisy Carnival to Return to NYC’s MetLife Stadium in 2014

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Insomniac has announced that Electric Daisy Carnival New York will return to the MetLife Stadium over Memorial Day weekend in 2014, marking the event’s third year in New York City. The festival is produced in partnership with RPM Worldwide—the team behind New York’s Pacha Nightclub—and will ...

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Wolfgang Gartner Teases Bite on Preview of ‘Piranha’

Wolfgang Gartner is topping off 2013 with his new single “Piranha” on December 17, and the America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee has released a teaser of the track ahead of its release. The track takes a less aggressive approach than that of Gartner’s similarly animal-themed electro grinder “Anaconda” ...

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TomorrowWorld Releases Aftermovie for Inaugural Event, Unveils 2014 Return

While Belgium’s Tomorrowland just announced its plans to celebrate its tenth birthday with a double festival next year, Atlanta’s TomorrowWorld is reliving its inaugural edition earlier this year with a brand new aftermovie chronicling the event. The 17-minute fillm captures the magic of ...

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Heads Roll at Beatport as SFX Trims the Fat

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SFX has cleaned house at the recently-acquired Beatport, closing its San Francisco office and laying off a majority of the engineering team at its Denver office. These layoffs come on the heels of Beatport’s Q3 loss of $1 million, as well as SFX’s declining share price from $13 to $11.60 since ...

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Flosstradamus to Stream Live DC Performance Ahead of Single Release

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Chicago DJ/producer duo Flosstradamus will stream their performance at Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club on December 13 through their website. The performance is one of the stops on their US and Australian IRL tour, and the live stream will serve to premiere their brand new tour production. The ...

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Coone Preps Release of Global Dedication

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Belgian producer/DJ Coone is readying the release of his new full-length album Global Dedication on Dim Mak Records on December 10. Global Dedication aims to epitomize today’s hardstyle sound and features appearances from big names from the genre, including Wildstylez, Frontliner, and Hard ...

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#FreePlayFriday – 12/6/2013

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Black Friday has come and gone, but the deals don’t have to end quite yet. We’ve got five free tracks coming your way that will satisfy everyone from bassheads to the underground hipsters. Brooklyn indie dance duo Chordashian bring this week’s first pick with “Keep On,” a bouncy nu disco gem. ...

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Benny Benassi Chronicles One Day in New York

A high-profile DJ’s day-to-day schedule can be a whirlwind, as seen in a new video that chronicles Benny Benassi’s day in New York leading up to his Electric Zoo performance last August. Set to his new single “Back to The Pump,” 1 Day in New York follows Benny all the way from waking up for... ...

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Electric Daisy Carnival 2013 Generates $278 Million for Las Vegas Economy

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Las Vegas hit the jackpot with last June’s Electric Daisy Carnival, as the festival brought in an estimated $278 million for the local economy in just three days. These findings come from an economic impact report from Beacon Economics, which also revealed that the third annual event garnered ...

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Get Your Taxidermied deadmau5 Dead Mouse on Etsy

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If you were looking for a unique way to express your fandom for deadmau5, a new product on craft website Etsy might be just what you need. User/registered taxidermist ebinard is selling a handmade stuffed mouse adorned with a replica of deadmau5’ signature headpiece. The ethically sourced ...

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Above & Beyond Celebrates 50th Group Therapy with Aftermovie & New Single

Above & Beyond is celebrating the 50th edition of the trio’s Group Therapy radio program (and 500th ever radio show) with a new aftermovie chronicling its sold-out performance at London’s Alexandra Palace last month. In addition to live footage from the performance and interviews with the ...

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Afrojack & Hardwell Join Calvin Harris to Headline The Day After Festival

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Hardwell and Afrojack will join Calvin Harris to fill out the trio of headliners for Panama City’s The Day After Festival this January. The pair will join the already-announced acts, which include Nervo, Nicky Romero, and Martin Garrix. The Showpro and Disco Donnie Presents-produced event will ...

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Steve Aoki Performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live with Linkin Park

Steve Aoki has become the latest DJ/dance artist to appear on late night television, joining the likes of Zedd and Major Lazer, with his performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last week. Linkin Park vocalists Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda appeared with the America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee and ...

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Tomorrowland Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Double Festival

In honor of Tomorrowland’s tenth anniversary, the organizers of the Belgian festival have announced plans to expand it to two weekends in 2014.  The events will take place over the consecutive weekends of July 18-20 and July 25-27 in the festival’s home of Boom. Billed as a one-time initiative, ...

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Felix Cartal Readies “New Scene” Remix EP with Lucky Date, TOKiMONSTA, & More

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Felix Cartal is set to release a set of new takes on his single “New Scene” on the track’s remix EP, out December 3 on Dim Mak Records. The remixes come from a varied set of producers, with the final output transforming the original, vocal-based mix into a club-ready package. The remixes kick ...

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Skrillex Announces 2014 City Takeovers

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After a period of splitting his time between running OWSLA and producing with Boys Noize in Dog Blood, Skrillex is returning to the solo spotlight with a newly announced string of multi-show city invasions early next year. Dubbed Takeovers, each stop will see the DJ/producer play multiple ...

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Krewella & Headhunterz Target Cyber Bullying with ‘United Kids of the World’

Headhunterz and Krewella have teamed up with DoSomething.org to battle cyber bullying with their video for “United Kids of the World.” The video aims to illuminate the power—both good and bad—social media has over teens today, and opens with the girls of Krewella reading hateful tweets sent ...

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DJ White Shadow: Lady Gaga’s Go-To Guy

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As a Writer/Producer for Lady Gaga Since 2011, DJ White Shadow Has Been Living the Dream. Just Call Him Music’s Latest 20-Year Overnight Success. You may not realize it, but DJ White Shadow has been all over the airwaves since 2011. After a chance encounter with Lady Gaga in an L.A. club he was ...

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Eric Prydz Shares Video Highlights of First Ever US EPIC Shows

After years of rare appearances due to a noted fear of flying, Eric Prydz is finishing up a string of his first ever US EPIC shows which are chronicled in a new aftermovie. These EPIC 2.0 shows—the first EPIC events held outside of the UK—represent a audio-visual journey through the DJ’s Pryda, ...

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Nocs Readies Release of NS900 Live Headphones

A quality pair of headphones can make the difference between a good mix and a great mix, and Nocs plans to provide this with its upcoming NS900 Live headphones. Sound quality is the obvious priority for the NS900 Live, with custom titanium drivers giving a well-balanced sound that is a closed, ...

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David Guetta & Mikky Ekko Share “One Voice” Video for World Humanitarian Day

David Guetta has premiered the video for “One Voice,” featuring Mikky Ekko, to help raise awareness and funds for World Humanitarian Day. Premiered last Friday at the United Nations in New York City, the video supports the new #TheWorldNeedsMore social media campaign. During this campaign, ...

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Pioneer Unveils CDJ-900NXS, Integrates rekordbox

Pioneer has announced the January release of the Pioneer CDJ-900NXS, the latest in the company’s line of digital players. The player builds upon the foundation of its CDJ-900 predecessor with additions from the NXS line, with the key feature being the integration of rekordbox music management ...

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Nom De Strip & Congorock Rock Together on ‘Minerals’

Nom De Strip and Congorock have come together to debut their new collaboration “Minerals,” a pulsing electro marvel out today on Ultra Records. The track is a dark and dirty affair, centering on a relentless, assaulting rhythm. The track set itself apart through its unexpected use of restraint; ...

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Go Behind The Scenes of Richie Hawtin’s ENTER. Video Screens

It’s easy to lose sight of the work that goes into the production of a live show, but Richie Hawtin’s new video series “Behind The Screen” aims to break down and explain the process. The first video, Synchronicity, details the work of Ali Demirel and Matthias Vollrath, who are responsible for ...

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Kryoman Helps Steve Aoki to Aokify America

EDM’s favorite LED robot Kryoman joined forces with Steve Aoki by providing the America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee with a slew of new technical wonders for his Aokify America tour, and he has released a new video showcasing the collaboration. After opening with a bizarrely enthralling on-foot chase ...

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#FreePlayFriday – 11/22/2013

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It’s the weekend before Thanksgiving, and right now we’re giving thanks for this set of free downloads. This week’s picks are everything from deep house bootlegs to big room electro stormers. New York duo the Chainsmokers kick off this week with a brand new original, “#Selfie (LIV at Midnight ...

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Relive Ultra Europe 2013 with New Aftermovie

To coincide with the announcement of Ultra Europe’s return to Split, Crotia from July 11-13 of 2014, Ultra Worldwide has released a new aftermovie showing the highlights of this year’s debut event. 103,000 fans from around the world descended upon the main event at Poljud Stadium featuring sets ...

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BPM Festival Unveils Phase 2 Lineup and Showcases

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Mexico’s BPM Festival has expanded the lineup of its 10-day event to over 250 artists as well as adding a slew of new and returning showcases that will be taking over Playa Del Carmen from January 3-12. This year’s festival will see the debut of nine parties, including All Gone Pete Tong and ...

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Sister Act: Nervo Talks Starting a ‘Revolution’

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Australian twins Mim and Liv Nervo kept themselves very busy in 2013, with a string of successful singles—including “Revolution,” their collaboration with R3hab and Ummet Ozcan—and a worldwide modeling contract with CoverGirl. Next year looks to be no different, with the pair recently announced ...

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Tiesto Showcases Culture, Travel, and Music on New Club Life Website

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Jay-Z has “Life & Times,” 50 Cent has “This Is 50,” A-Trak has “Infinite Legroom,” and now Tiesto is following in the footsteps of other artists-turned-lifestyle curators with his newly-launched “Club Life” website dedicated to music, travel, culture, art, and fashion. The new site acts as ...

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Morgan Page Goes Behind The Scenes of 3D Tour Technology

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Before a performance at Miami’s Mansion nightclub, Morgan Page talked with Fusion to go behind the scenes of his ongoing Morgan Page Presents 3D tour. In the clip, the America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee details the technology behind the 3D visuals, which was first attempted on Michael Jackson’s ...

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Serato Releases Red Bull Thre3style World Finals Wrap-Up Video

Japan’s DJ Shintaro won the title at the Red Bull Thre3style World Finals last week in Toronto, and Serato has just released a wrap-up film chronicling the event. Throughout the six-day event, entrants had just 15 minutes to entertain the crowd, and were judged on both their technical ...

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Ableton Live 9.1 Update Released

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After a public beta back in September, Ableton has officially released the Ableton Live 9.1 update, giving registered users of Live 9 Suite, Standard, and Intro new Live and Push features. Ableton Live 9.1 users gain the ability to open two windows simultaneously on both one or two monitors, ...

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Danny Avila Offers Stream of ZiggoDome ADE Set

Amsterdam Dance Event 2013 may now just be a memory, the live sets from the week’s parties continue to filter in. Danny Avila has joined the party by offering a video stream of his opening set from Calvin Harris and Tiesto’s sold-out show at the ZiggoDome. Filmed and broadcasted by ZiggoTV, ...

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Serato Releases Serato DJ 1.5.2

Serato has outlined the features and additions to the newly-released Serato DJ 1.5.2 update. The key feature is the Chip Pack, a new FX Expansion Pack powered by iZotope, which is available to purchase for $19 either in-app or from Serato’s Online Store. Chip Pack comes with several base FX for ...

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Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, & More Star in Dutch Influence Documentary

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Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, Afrojack, Sidney Samson, Nicky Romero, and more star in Dutch Influence, a new EDM documentary premiering in America on November 20th and running through December. The film features today’s biggest Dutch DJs telling the stories of their experiences in dance ...

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Deadmau5 Surprises Vegas Fans with Unpaid, Impromptu Set at XS

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Photo: Danny Mahoney/XS Nightclub After making headlines last week for leaving Twitter, deadmau5 surprised club-goers at Las Vegas’ XS with an impromptu, unannounced set on Friday night. The Mau5 took the stage at 11:30 that night, coming on before headliner Wolfgang Gartner’s scheduled set at ...

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Pretty Lights’ First Pay-Per-View Concert to Premiere November 30th

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Pretty Lights will premiere his first-ever Pay-Per-View special this month with a live broadcast of his performance from San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on November 30th. The performance is part of his Analog Future tour, which kicked off in October and features a full band in ...

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#FreePlayFriday – 11/15/2013

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You’re in for a dark weekend, as this week’s #FreePlayFriday is packed full of heavy bass and grimy vibes. This week’s set of picks is short and sweet affair, featuring four tracks that will fill music libraries and dancefloors alike. MiMoSA and RL Grime kick off this week’s set of picks with a ...

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Moogfest Announces Phase 1 Lineup of Daytime Presenters

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Asheville’s Moogfest has announced the Phase 1 lineup of presenter for the daytime conference portion of the upcoming 2014 edition of the festival. The list reflects the festival’s aim to celebrate the synthesis of technology, art, and music, and includes a wide variety of presenters. Heading ...

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Roger Sanchez Debuts ‘My Roots’ Video and Remix Package

Roger Sanchez continues to explore his beginnings on “My Roots,’ his newest single and video release. Furthering the retrofitted sound first heard on “Troubleman” earlier this year, “My Roots” combines classic 90s New York house with the sounds of today. The video fits animated visuals with the ...

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Danny Howard Launches US Radio Show, Readies Oakenfold Collaboration

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UK DJ/producer Danny Howard has announced plans to launch a weekly US radio show that will be broadcasted on SiriusXM. Premiering November 28th, the show will take over SiriusXM’s BPM channel every Saturday at 10 PM EST/7 PM PST. The program will aim to showcase an hour packed with the UK’s ...

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Porter Robinson Signs Worldwide Deal with Astralwerks

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Photo: Darrin Harris Frisby America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Porter Robinson has signed a worldwide record deal with Astralwerks Records and Virgin EMI UK. The deal comes as a result of a label bidding war that stemmed from Robinson shopping around a near-finished album to labels. Specific ...

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Marcus Schossow: Wild Child

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With 14 years of DJ and production experience, Marcus Schossow is no novice. Coming off a year of heavy touring—which included shows at London’s Ministry of Sound and Hollywood’s Avalon Nightclub—Schossow has also flexed his production muscle. With a big collaboration with fellow Swede Adrian ...

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Cole Plante & EA Partner for Tetris Theme Remix Contest

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DJ/producer Cole Plante has teamed up with EA Games to present the Tetris Blitz Remix Challenge in order to promote the new Tetris Blitz app, available on iOS, Android, and Amazon devices. Entrants are tasked with producing their own remix of the famous Tetris theme song, “Korobeiniki,” for use ...

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Rolling Stone Calls DJs ‘Third-Class Whores’ in New Video

To celebrate the magazine’s tenth anniversary, Rolling Stone Italy has released a puzzling new video decrying the rise of the DJ and dance music. The video—titled “Rocker vs DJ”—features a narrator mocking electronic dance music before refocusing his aim toward DJs, who he asserts are ...

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Morgan Page & Michael S. Are ‘Against The World’ on New Single

Morgan Page is busy traveling North America on his Morgan Page Presents 3D tour, but that hasn’t stopped him from unleashing his new single “Against The World.” The new track fits perfectly amongst the emotionally charged vocal house tracks Page is known for, with melodic piano keys, soaring ...

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Thomas Gold Releases Video for “Remember,” Announces NYC NYE Show

There’s no bad place for a rave, judging from Thomas Gold’s video for his new single “Remember,” which is out now on Axtone Records. The video shows a series of apartment tenants boarding an elevator that magically transports them to different shows Thomas Gold has played this year, including ...

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Tiesto Teams with Music Saves Lives to Give Blood Donors Meet & Greets

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Attention D.C. Tiesto fans! Music Saves Lives and Abbott have teamed up with Tiesto to give fans the chance to meet the DJ in Washington, DC in order to promote blood donation among young adults. Winners of the contest will receive two tickets to either of Tiesto’s shows at DC’s Echostage on ...

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Win a Trip to See Sultan + Ned Shepard in NYC

To celebrate the release of their new single “All These Roads” on Parametric Records, Sultan + Ned Shepard have announced a contest giving fans the chance to win a trip to see the pair’s show at Webster Hall in New York City later this month. To enter, fans need to share their personal journeys ...

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Sevag – “Atlantis”

Up-and-coming DJ/producer Sevag has found the famed underwater city on his new single, out November 18th on S2G Productions. “Atlantis” is a behemoth of a big room bomb, with a hulking, hardstyle-influenced build that leads directly into a melodic progressive topline. The drop’s transition into ...

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Kaskade to Score Insomniac Documentary Under The Electric Sky

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America’s Best DJ of 2013 Kaskade has signed on to provide the musical score for the upcoming Insomniac documentary, EDC 2013: Under the Electric Sky. The film chronicles the fan experience at the 17th annual Electric Daisy Carnival festival, which took place this summer in Las Vegas. In ...

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Dada Life Sets World Record for Biggest Pillow Fight in History

With the help of dedicated fans and 3813 pillows, the boys of Dada Life became the new Guinness World Record holders for the Biggest Pillow Fight in History. Taking place on October 26th at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom, the pair’s record-setting pillow fight was filmed and documented, with a video ...

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#FreePlayFriday – 11/8/13

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The weekend has arrived, and with it comes a new pack of free downloads for #FreePlayFriday. This week, grab five tracks ranging from funky nu-disco to raging electro house. Zimmer’s “Galapagos” kicks off this week’s set of picks. The track is moody, midtempo piece accented with twinkling ...

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Hardwell Premieres Latest Single Via Shazam

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Hardwell is premiering his latest single “Dare You” exclusively via Shazam, making him the first artist to ever release music through the song-recognition app. The track, which features Matthew Koma’s vocals, was first previewed at the Hardwell Presents Revealed showcase during last month’s ...

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Video Teaser for Ultra South Africa Released

Ultra Worldwide recently announced plans to expand to Japan and South Africa in 2014, and the first trailer for the inaugural South African edition of the festival has been released. The minute-long trailer showcases the huge production present at previous Ultra festivals, and includes footage ...

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Marco Bailey Chronicles Career in Documentary

With almost 20-years in techno music, Marco Bailey is no stranger to the dance scene. However, not many know much about the Belgian DJ/producer. To give fans insight into his life, Marco Bailey has released a new documentary on YouTube chronicling his long career from the early 90s rave scene ...

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OMFG! Throws NYE Double Header in San Diego; Lineup Announced

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OMFG! will return to San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center for a two-night New Year’s Eve rager. This year’s event—the second since its expansion to two days—will take place on December 30th and 31st, and will include performances by Boys Noize, Diplo, Nero, Nervo, and more. The event is put on ...

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Madeon & DJ White Shadow to Perform at Lady Gaga’s artRAVE in NYC

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Lady Gaga will be celebrating the release of her new album ARTPOP with an album release party in New York City this Sunday featuring performances from DJ White Shadow and Madeon. The event—titled artRAVE—has been two years in the making, and will include a custom stage filled with ...

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Steve Aoki Sweats with Richard Simmons in “Bring You to Life (Transcend)” Video

America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Steve Aoki has dropped the video for his collaboration with Rune RK, “Bring You To Life (Transcend).” The track is festival-primed progressive house bomb featuring the melodic vocals of Ras, and the video’s neon-filled visuals provide the perfect visual ...

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Dillon Francis & Laidback Luke Star in Commercials for “Blow”

Everyone’s got hidden talents, and judging from the two new commercials for the Martin Solveig and Laidback Luke collaboration “Blow,” Luke’s got a side career as an action movie star and America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Dillon Francis is a working supermodel. Catch Dillon Francis’s commercial ...

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Red Bull Music Academy Makes Tokyo Debut in 2014

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Having already made stops in New York City, London, Cape Town, and many other cities, Red Bull Music Academy will make its Japanese debut in October 2014 when it travels to Tokyo. While details of specific events have yet to be announced, RBMA has put on numerous music festivals, performances, ...

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Oliver & Classixx Go Disco to Disco on December Tour

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Oliver and Classixx will be hitting the road together on the Disco To Disco tour, which will travel across North America this December. Oliver will kick off the tour with two solo dates in Vancouver and San Francisco on December 5th and 6th before fellow Los Angeles duo Classixx joins for the ...

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Tiesto & Musical Freedom Contribute $500k to The Global Fund

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Released last year, Tiesto and Musical Freedom’s Dance (Red), Save Lives compilation aimed to commemorate World AIDS Day and to raise money for The Global Fund to fight AIDS. Since its release, sales of the compilation and a personal donation from Tiesto himself have lead to the contribution of ...

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SFX Entertainment Officially Acquires Made Event

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Live event producer SFX Entertainment has officially completed its purchase of Made Event, the company behind New York’s Electric Zoo festival. This deal comes hot on the heels of SFX’s recent IPO and its announcement of its purchase of ID&T. In addition to Randall Island’s Electric Zoo, ...

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Burning Man Festival from Paul Oakenfold’s Eyes

A few weeks ago, Nicky Romero released a video of his TomorrowWorld set shot from his own eyes using Google Glass. Paul Oakenfold is joining in on the fun with a short video of his performance from this year’s Burning Man from his own perspective. You can jump into the DJ booth with the ...

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#FreePlayFriday – 11/1/2013

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New month, new tunes. November is upon us, meaning that holiday decorations will soon take over every square inch of stores everywhere. Embrace the beginning of festive season with gifts from us in the form of five free tracks as part of this week’s #FreePlayFriday. This week’s picks cover ...

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Pulselocker Offers Wolf + Lamb & Soul Clap ADE Mix

The parties and madness of Amsterdam Music Event 2013 have come and gone, but not everyone was fortunate enough to make it out to the event. Luckily, Digital DJ crate service Pulselocker is offering up the full six-hour recording of Crew Love and Dekmantel’s ADE party at the MC Theatre. The ...

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Calvin Harris to Headline Panama’s The Day After Festival 2014

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Calvin Harris has been announced as the main headliner of Panama’s The Day After Festival 2014. 2014’s event will be the second edition of the festival, which will take place at Panama City’s Figali Plaza from January 10-12th. While a full lineup has yet to be announced, Harris will join the ...

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Nicky Romero & Krewella Release Video for “Legacy”

Nicky Romero and Krewella have premiered the video for their hit collaboration “Legacy.” The track has been making the festival rounds for the better part of the year and features Romero’s signature bass squelches and Krewella’s dynamic pop vocals layered over big room synths and a soaring ...

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See the “Hard Times” in GRiZ’s New Video

We first featured “Hard Times” as part of #FreePlayFriday a few weeks ago, and GRiZ has premiered the video for track. Taken from GRiZ’s latest album Rebel Era, “Hard Times” is a slice of soulful electronic music, featuring blues guitars and brassy saxophone complementing vocal samples and ...

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deadmau5 Working with Microsoft to Develop Touchscreen DJ Software

deadmau5 has always pushed the envelope when it comes to technology, as seen in his intricate stage productions. He’s now partnering with Microsoft to develop touchscreen DJ/production software for Windows. Not much information on the unnamed software has been released, but a short video of ...

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Moby Hosts Video Contest for New Single, Winner to Receive $6k

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America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Moby has announced a video competition tasking fans with creating the official video for his new single “Almost Home,” with the winner receiving a $6,000 prize. The track—a collaboration with Damien Jurado—is taken from his latest album Innocents. The entries will ...

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The BPM Festival 2014 Phase 1 Lineup & Showcases Announced

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The Phase 1 lineup for the 2014 edition of Mexico’s The BPM Festival has been unveiled. The seventh edition of the festival will take over the town of Playa del Carmen from January 3-12 and will feature ten days and nights of music and parties. The event will play host to a total of over... Read More

Disclosure Premiere New Track “Apollo”

Right in the midst of a North American tour, the boys of Disclosure have unexpectedly dropped a new track. Named after the Greek god of the Sun, “Apollo” flies straight toward the dancefloor with an unabashedly house approach, eschewing most of the pop hooks present on Settle for deeper ...

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BassHead Music Wins Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash Miami

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This past October 24, in front of a sold-out Grand Central Miami crowd, BassHead Music was named the winner of the debut Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash Miami. Modeled after a traditional Jamaican sound clash, the event pitted four South Florida music collectives—BassHead Music, Slow Roast ...

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Ultra Worldwide Expands to South Africa & Japan in 2014

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Already one of America’s largest electronic music events, Ultra Music Festival is expanding its global reach into South Africa and Japan in 2014. These satellite editions will represent the eighth and ninth international iterations of the festival, having already visited notable destinations ...

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Watch DJ Fly’s 2013 DMC World Championship Winning Performance

The DMC World DJ Championship is an annual DJ competition that determines the top turnatablists in the world. Held in a different city each year, the 2013 edition took place earlier this month in London. France’s DJ Fly took the title this year, and his championship-winning performance is ...

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Flux Pavilion Chronicles Road Life in Freeway Tour Video

British dubstep producer Flux Pavilion is currently in the midst of his North American and UK Freeway Tour, and the DJ is now offering his fans a behind-the-scenes peek at just what goes on while on the road. In addition to catching Flux getting kicked out of a Wal-Mart, there’s a preview of ...

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Hideout Festival 2013 Highlights Video Released

Few things go together as well as beautiful weather and great music, and Croatia’s Hideout Festival has both. Taking over Croatia’s Zrce Beach this past July, the festival played host to a wide variety of talent, including Chase & Status, SBTRKT, Seth Troxler, and Claude Vonstroke. If you ...

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Feed Me Opens Record Label Sotto Voce

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UK’s Feed Me just released his debut album Calamari Tuesday earlier this month, but he’s showing no signs of slowing down with the unveiling of his record label Sotto Voce. Feed Me—one of producer Jon Gooch’s artistic aliases—aims to search for and discover producers with genuine artistic ...

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#FreePlayFriday – 10/25/2013

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We’re off to Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit in Asheville this weekend, but we’ve still got your weekly fix of the best free downloads coming your way! Snag tracks from Tiesto, Tittsworth, Major Lazer and more in this week’s #FreePlayFriday. This week’s biggest free release is “iTrance,” ...

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Henry Fong, Mike Hawkins, & Toby Green – “Hot Steppa”

LA-based newcomer Henry Fong has teamed with Mike Hawkins and Toby Green for “Hot Steppa.”. Centered around a subtle reggae influence, the track’s tropical trumpets provide the base of its varied sound. A short synth-laced build changes the pace before the track drops into sheer electro ...

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Dada Life, Porter Robinson, & More to Ring in 2014 at NJ’s Winter Galactic

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Dada Life, W&W, Rusko, Bassjackers, Cash Cash, Bambi, and America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Porter Robinson will ring in 2014 this New Year’s Eve as part of the Winter Galactic at New Jersey’s IZOD Center. The 18+ event will be a general admission affair and will feature the DJs spinning in ...

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Pusha T Teams with Legitmix for Rhythm Roulette Producer Contest

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Pusha T has partnered with Legitmix for the Rhythm Roulette contest, offering budding producers the opportunity to create a track for the rapper. The contest’s first round tasks entrants with submitting their best sample-based instrumental, mashup, edit or remix that best showcases their ...

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Lxury Releases Video for “J.A.W.S.” (Co-produced by Disclosure)

British producer Lxury has released the video for “J.A.W.S.” Released on Disclosure’s record imprint Method Records (as well as being co-produced by the duo), the track is a shimmering fusion of UK house and sunny beach vibes that will have you yearning for pool season. The video is a wild ...

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Moogfest Calls to Artists for Public Art Installations

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Asheville’s Moogfest recently unveiled its new plans for a five-day festival coming this April that will feature an expanded focus on the intersection of art and technology, including public art exhibitions. To meet this end, Moogfest and The Media Arts Project have issued an invitation to ...

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Catch Diplo’s Ask Me Anything TODAY on Reddit

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Between his time spent acting as part of Major Lazer, running the Mad Decent record label, and producing for artists like Snoop Lion and Beyonce, it’s hard to imagine America’s Best DJ 2013 runner-up Diplo having even a minute to spare. However, Diplo will be taking questions for a full hour ...

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‘OWSLA Presents…Good Times’ Canadian Tour

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OWSLA, the eclectic label and artist collective owned by America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Skrillex, has announced the OWSLA Presents…Good Times tour, which will be hitting Canada this November. Featuring performers from the label’s roster, the tour’s lineup includes headliners Alvin Risk—whose ...

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Lights All Night Expands to Mexico City with Nicky Romero

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Lights All Night, the annual dance music festival surrounding New Year’s Eve in Dallas, has revealed an expansion to Mexico City this year with Nicky Romero announced as its headliner. With the Dallas festival having moved to the weekend prior on December 27th and 28th, the single-night Mexico ...

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Bingo Players Rattle & Roll Through Atlanta

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Photo: Ray Shot Me Atlanta –  Despite an unfortunate medical diagnosis this summer, Bingo Players recently rolled out on the massive Rattle & Roll bus tour with Bassjackers and MAKJ. With an intricate stage setup and heavy bass, the tour traveled to the Heaven room of Atlanta’s Masquerade ...

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deadmau5, mau5trap Recordings Partner with Astralwerks

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deadmau5 has revealed a new partnership between mau5trap Recordings and US record label Astralwerks. The new partnership will see Astralwerks becoming the US home for all deadmau5 releases and the exclusive distributor and label partner for Mau5trap recordings. This two-tier deal is the first ...

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Armin van Buuren Announces ‘Armin Only – Intense’ World Tour Dates

Armin van Buuren has released eighteen dates on his upcoming Armin Only – Intense World Tour. Officially kicking off the tour with a two-night stand at the Netherlands’ Ziggo Dome on November 15th and 16th, Armin will play all over the world throughout 2014. The tour will support his latest ...

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Avalon Hollywood to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with Paul Oakenfold

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Clubs come and go in the Los Angeles nightlife scene, but Hollywood’s Avalon will be celebrating its tenth anniversary on November 2nd with a performance from Paul Oakenfold as part of his North American Trance Mission Tour. This pairing is fitting, considering that Oakenfold played the club’s ...

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#FreePlayFriday – 10/18/2013

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The weekend is within reach, and we’ve got six free downloads to ring it in right! Fans of deep house and indie dance are in for a treat this week, but we’ve got a fair sampling of heavier sounds coming your way, as well. Facundo Mohrr’s edit of Franki Knuckles’ “Baby Wants to Ride” kicks... ...

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Bassnectar Comes Full Circle for 3rd Annual 360° NYE Show in Nashville

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Bassnectar has announced his third annual New Year’s Eve show at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. Revealed as the capstone to the America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee’s Immersive Music Fall Tour, the show will be a 360° show, as seen in his two previous sold-out NYE shows. These shows feature ...

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Asheville’s Moogfest Expands to Five Days in April 2014

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Asheville music festival Moogfest has unveiled its expansion from three days to five days, with the new 2014 festival dates taking place from April 23rd—27th. This year will see the introduction of new activities to the festival’s usual music-oriented lineup, including an innovation conference ...

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#FreePlayFriday – 10/11/2013

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Pad out your decks for the weekend on this #FreePlayFriday with our picks of the best free tracks. This week’s picks range from jumpy Melbourne Bounce to summery nu-disco, so you can grab any and everything in between! First up is the dub of Taco Cat’s remix of Static Revenger’s “Back Off, ...

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Afrojack Joins SFX in Ringing NASDAQ Closing Bell

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To celebrate SFX Entertainment’s IPO yesterday, Afrojack joined CEO Robert Sillerman and other SFX members in ringing the closing bell of NASDAQ stock exchange in New York’s Times Square. He is the first DJ to ever ring the iconic bell. This honor also comes as part of a big week for the Dutch ...

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Style of Eye and Christian Karlsson Team for New Galantis Single “Smile”

Not much has been heard from Galantis, the collaborative side-project of Swedish DJ/producer Style of Eye and Miike Snow’s Christian Karlsson (Bloodshy of pop production outlet Bloodshy & Avant), besides 2012’s two-track Raveheart EP and the A-Trak collaboration “Jumbo.” The pair is back, ...

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See Pioneer DJ’s Artmix Exhibition Benefiting VH1’s Save The Music in LA TODAY

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The exhibition of the second edition of the Pioneer DJ Artmix, Pioneer DJ’s fund raising program that sees DJs using CDJs as canvases in order to benefit VH1’s Save The Music Foundation, will take place today at The Bank in Downtown LA’s Art Walk. The event is free and open to the public from ...

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The British Are Coming: Sankeys to Open in NYC This Month

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Sankeys’ third season is coming to a close, but the party isn’t stopping as the owners prepare to open a New York edition of the British club on October 31st. The new location will be located in Manhattan on 36th Street and houses two rooms: the famed futuristic-themed Basement and the ...

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Gesaffelstein Brings Guns, Sex, & Gold for “Hate or Glory” Video

To coincide with the release of his I Heart Techno 2013 mix compilation and debut album Aleph on October 28th, Gesaffelstein has released a video for new track “Hate or Glory.” Full of the same cinematic flair seen in the video for his single “Pursuit” this summer, the new clip ditches the ...

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Pretty Lights Previews Full Band Tour with New Video

America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Pretty Lights kicks off his North American tour in support of his studio album A Color Map of the Sun in Kansas City on October 10th. However, this tour is differentiated from prior performances due to the addition of a live band, which producer Derek Smith has ...

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A-Trak to Join Danny Brown on Co-Headlining Tour

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Fool’s Gold boss and America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee A-Trak will be hitting North America with rapper Danny Brown on this fall’s Double Trouble tour.  The tour will kick of at the Fox Theatre in Pomona, CA on November 8th and will include stops in around the West Coast, including Los Angeles for ...

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#FreePlayFriday – 10/4/2013

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The weekend is finally here! Celebrate the end of your responsibilities for the week with our picks of the best free downloads. Whether you’re looking for the latest in bounce music or the biggest of big room house, we’ve got you covered. If you’re still transitioning back into the real world ...

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The Prodigy’s Maxim Announces First-Ever US DJ Tour

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Maxim, an original member of The Prodigy, has announced his debut US DJ tour scheduled for this fall. This will be the first time any of the members of the group have toured the states since the fall, and is meant to tide fans over while the group is in the studio working on a... Read More

See TomorrowWorld from Nicky Romero’s Eyes

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Many DJs dream of playing the main stage of a major festival like Atlanta’s TomorrowWorld at some point. Until those dreams are realized, a new video posted by Nicky Romero will give everyone a taste of the magic. Shot using Google Glass, the clip shows the minute backstage through the opening ...

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Serato Releases Serato DJ 1.5 Update, Offers DVS Support

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Serato has released the 1.5 Update to Serato DJ, which adds support for Serato Control Vinyl/CDJ control with new Serato DJ Noisemap DVS hardware. This allows users with Rane Sixty-Four and Pioneer DJM-900SRT mixers to use Serato DJ in conjunction with CDJs and turntables. Those familiar with ...

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Paul Kalkbrenner Announces Debut ‘Guten Tag’ North American Tour

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Paul Kalkbrenner has announced the Guten Tag tour, his first-ever solo North American tour that will see the German techno artist playing six live shows in December. The tour will kick off at New York’s Webster Hall and will include stops at Chicago’s Metro and Los Angeles’ The Henry Fonda. The ...

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ADJ Releases Lightweight Micro Image RGB Mini-Laser

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ADJ has unveiled the Micro Image RGB, a small, lightweight mini-laser featuring three lights and 25 laser patterns. Equipped with 80mW (650nm) red, 30mW (532nm) blue, and 60mW (532nm) green lasers, the unit can produce 25 geometric patterns to display upon walls, ceilings, dancefloors, and ...

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#FreePlayFriday – 9/27/2013

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We’re switching it up and now bringing you the best of the week’s free downloads every #FreePlayFriday! This week we’ve got nine downloads that range from hardstyle to disco house, with nearly everything in between. Chromeo kick off #FreePlayFriday with “Over Your Shoulder,” the lead single of ...

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Markus Schulz to Release Buenos Aires ’13 Mix Compilation

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2012 America’s Best DJ winner Markus Schulz has announced plans to release Buenos Aires ’13, the latest of his annual mix compilations, through Armada on October 4th. The release will be a two-disc affair that boasts both new singles and remixes, including new single “Remember This” and a brand ...

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Bassnectar Releases ‘Side Two’ of Immersive Music Mixtape

While in the midst of his North American Immersive Music Tour, America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Bassnectar has dropped Side Two of his Immersive Music Mixtape. While Side One, released in July, was a shorter mix focused on more traditional Bassnectar sounds, including dubstep and trap, Side Two ...

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Nicky Romero Develops ‘Kickstart’ Production Plug-In

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Nicky Romero has released Kickstart, a new sidechain compression plugin that he developed with Cableguys. The plugin features 16 modulation patterns handcrafted by Romero himself that each serve to rhythmically change the volume of audio channels in order to create space and definition to ...

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Paul Oakenfold to Embark on Trance Mission Across North America

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Paul Oakenfold will be returning to his trance roots this October with his upcoming Trance Mission tour and album. The tour will see Oakenfold bringing North American dance floors a new video and audio experience inspired by his “Full on Fluoro” sound, which has garnered significant success in ...

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Panels Announced for Mountain Oasis Music Summit

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The inaugural Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit takes place in Asheville, North Carolina next month, and the schedule of panels has been released. The discussions will kick off Saturday, October 26th at the Diane Wortham Theatre. The first panel is the Inventors’ Roundtable, which will ...

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Kaskade Throws First Pitch at Chicago White Sox Game

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Kaskade has  been riding pretty high over the past week. After releasing his new album Atmosphere last week, Kaskade was named America’s Best DJ of 2013. In addition to all of that, Kaskade threw the first pitch at the Chicago White Sox’s game against the Cleveland Indians last week. Watch the ...

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ADJ to Hit The Road as Part of ‘ADJ On Tour’

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American DJ will be hitting the road this fall for ADJ On Tour, a multi-city tour that will offer hands-on workshops on a variety of topics, as well as demos of two new product lines and insights into the company’s next generation of products. The hands-on workshops will train attendees in ...

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Laidback Luke Bringing Super You & Me to NY, DC, and Chicago on New Tour

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Laidback Luke is set to embark on his Musically Driven Bus Tour of North America next week, but he’s added three new Super You & Me dates to the itinerary. The three dates include stops in Washington, DC, Chicago, and New York, the last of which is set to be his largest SY&M event ...

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Disclosure Announces North American Winter Tour Dates

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Disclosure has yet to kick off its US tour that starts next month, but the Britsh duo has already announced more North American dates for early 2014. The winter run will start in Toronto on January 14th and will see the duo performing 15 dates throughout January and February. The tour will ...

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Richie Hawtin to Perform at NYC’s Guggenheim Museum

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Richie Hawtin will perform at New York’s Guggenheim Museum on November 6th as part of the Guggenheim International Gala pre-party. Hawtin will also be joined in the Guggenheim’s rotunda by his brother Matthew, who will open the event, which benefits the Guggenheim Foundation. The event runs ...

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Dillon Francis & T.E.E.D. Release Video for ‘Without You’

Dillon Francis has garnered quite the reputation for being dance music’s resident prankster, but his new video for “Without You,” his collaboration with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, explores a far more emotional side. Francis ditches his usual moombahton sound for the track, instead ...

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Ableton Releases Free New Features for Live & Push Users

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Ableton has announced the public beta of the Ableton Live 9.1 update, giving registered users of Live 9 Suite, Standard, and Intro new Live and Push features. For Live 9.1, users gain the ability to open two windows simultaneously on both one or two monitors. This allows both the session and ...

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RL Grime Sets Out on Fall North American Tour

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America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee RL Grime will set out on a North American tour this Fall. Kicking off this Saturday, September 21st in Oakdale, CA, the trap DJ/producer will travel across the country, playing 13 dates in total. This tour will include two festival stops at both Atlanta’s ...

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Alesso Unveils North American Uprising Tour

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Swedish producer Alesso has announced his Uprising Tour, which will hit North America later this year. Beginning with a performance at The Light nightclub in Las Vegas on November 2nd, Alesso will perform 14 dates across the US and Canada before concluding the tour with a New Year’s Eve show at ...

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John Dahlbäck – “We Were Gods”

Swedish producer/DJ has released “We Were Gods,” a new track featuring Urban Cone & Lucas Nord. Splitting the difference between progressive and electro house, the track features a euphoric synth topline during the build before changing into a pulsing bass drop. The vocals complement ...

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Tiesto to Play Six Shows in Three Days for ‘Never Ending Weekend’

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Even while in the midst of a massive international tour, Tiesto has managed to step it up another notch by announcing his Never Ending Weekend, during which he’ll perform six shows across three different cities in just three days. Taking place this weekend, Tiesto will kick off the weekend with ...

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Daft Punk Drop Full “Lose Yourself to Dance” Video

After dropping a teaser a few weeks ago to coincide with a VMA appearance, Daft Punk has finally dropped the first full-length video from Random Access Memories for “Lose Yourself to Dance.” The full version doesn’t deviate too far from the clip, showcasing a disco-bathed performance from the ...

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Little Boots Takes the Discotheque Global With New Live Set

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Earlier this year, British singer Little Boots—real name Victoria Hesketh—released Nocturnes, the long awaited follow up to her 2009 glittering synthpop debut Hands. The Italo dance and nu-disco-inspired LP came after Boots spent a period of almost two years playing DJ gigs all over the world. ...

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Marquee NY Unveils Eight Week Residency of Marco Carola’s ‘Music On’

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Marquee New York has announced an eight week residency of Marco Carola’s “Music On” party that will take place every Friday beginning October 25th. Each Friday will see the Italian producer/DJ bringing his brand of techno to the Chelsea club. The residency, a continuation of his Music On party ...

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Sub Focus Releases First-Ever 3D Album Sampler for Torus

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British electronic producer Sub Focus has unveiled a 3D album sampler ahead of the release his upcoming second album, Torus, on September 30th. Utilizing Google Maps, the sampler tasks fans with following Clues—released through the website and Sub Focus’s social media sites—in order to find the ...

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Knife Party Launch “LRAD” Video

Between Knife Party’s “LRAD” and Martin Garrix’s “Animals,” it was hard to miss a festival set this summer that didn’t feature a minimalist, percussion-heavy electro house drop. Released back in March on the duo’s Haunted House EP, Knife Party has finally unveiled a video for “LRAD.” The video ...

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Pioneer Unveils DDJ-SR Controller Aimed at Serato DJ Users

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Pioneer DJ has announced the DDJ-SR, a two-channel DJ controller aimed at Serato DJ users. The DDJ-SR has inherited many of the features of the DDJ-SX released in 2012, including large aluminum jog wheels and integrated performance pads. Additionally, the DDJ-SR adds a brand new Pad Plus, ...

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#FreePlayThursday – 9/12/13

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In need of new music for your decks? We’re bringing you the best of free music this week with 7 complimentary downloads, ranging from techno and moombahton to trap and nu-disco. Julien H Mulder is giving away his Enkel Strukur EP through his Soundcloud. Created entirely with analog equipment, ...

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Kaskade Takes ‘America’s Best DJ’ Title a 2nd Time

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Port Washington, NY – The votes of the fans have all been counted and it’s official: DJ Times magazine and Pioneer DJ are proud to announce that Kaskade has been voted America’s Best DJ for 2013. This is the second time Kaskade has taken home the award—he also won in 2011—and it ...

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Tomorrowland Releases Official 2013 Aftermovie

With the inaugural edition of TomorrowWorld just weeks away, the official Tomorrowland 2013 aftermovie has been released. Get taken back to (or get a taste of) the experience from this past July throughout the 30-minute film, which showcases the highlights of each of the days of the festival. ...

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Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Preview TomorrowWorld Anthem "Ocarina"

Tomorrowland stalwarts Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have released a video teaser for “Ocarina,” the official anthem to this month’s TomorrowWorld festival in Atlanta. Heard in last year’s Tomorrowland aftermovie, the track opens with glitchy 8-bit chords. As the preview progresses, those sound ...

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Dim Mak Launches ‘Dim Mak Sundays’ at Create LA with Insomniac & sbe

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Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak record label has partnered with Insomniac Events and sbe Nightlight Group to launch a weekly event series at Create Nightclub on Hollywood Boulevard called Dim Mak Sundays. Electro house producer Felix Cartal will headline the inaugural event on September 15th, with trap ...

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Feed Me To Release Debut Calamari Tuesday in October

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Feed Me has announced the release of his debut artist album Calamari Tuesday for October 14th. The album will be released through his brand-new label, Sotto Voce. Feed Me, along with Jon Gooch’s other production aliases like Spor and Seventh Stich in addition to other artists, will see releases ...

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Giorgio Moroder, Afrojack, More to Remix Donna Summer on New Album

Dance music superstars of today will honor disco legend Donna Summer on a new remix compilation titled Love to Love You Donna. The album will be released on October 22nd through Verve Records, and will include Afrojack taking on “I Feel Love,” Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kuppe remixing “Hot ...

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Pete Tong Announces Fall US Tour & TomorrowWorld Stage Lineup

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Amidst a relocation to Los Angeles, BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix host Pete Tong has unveiled plans for a Fall US tour and the full lineup for his It’s All Gone Pete Tong arena at this month’s TomorrowWorld festival in Atlanta. After spending part of the year around the US, including performing at ...

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Bingo Players to Rattle & Roll across America with Bassjackers & MAKJ

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Bingo Players have announced the Rattle & Roll Tour, which will travel across North America this October and November. Launching in Miami on October 10th, Bingo Players will hit over 30 cities before wrapping in Los Angeles on November 16th.  The tour will feature a massive stage production ...

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Headhunterz to Embark on North American ‘Explode’ Tour

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Dutch hardstyle producer/DJ Headhunterz has announced the Explode Tour, which will hit North America this Fall. The 15-date tour kicks off on September 19th in Philadelphia and will culminate with a show at the Concord Music Hall in Chicago on October 13th. The announcement of the tour comes ...

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Fun in the Sun: Aruba’s Electric Festival

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By: Jim Tremayne Oranjestad, Aruba – Set for this weekend—Sept. 6-9—the inaugural Electric Festival will light up the beautiful Caribbean island of Aruba, and DJ Times will serve as a proud media sponsor. Boasting a mostly EDM-based lineup—legendary rocker Slash is also playing—Electric ...

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#FreePlayThursday – 9/5/2013

It’s #FreePlayThursday, so we’ve got a slew of free tracks coming your way, per usual. However, we’ve also got a couple of mix & bootleg compilations for you, as well! Kicking off this week’s set of free tracks is Tommie Sunshine’s “Reload The Sun” bootleg. The mix mashes up the vocal ...

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Steve Aoki Plans ‘Aokify America’ Tour With Borgore, Waka Flocka Flame, & Pharrell

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Coinciding with his collaboration with Chris Lake and Tujamo “Boneless” hitting the No.1 spot on Beatport, America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Steve Aoki has announced dates for his upcoming Aokify America tour.  The tour will kick off at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion on October 4th and traverse across ...

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Zedd, Oliver, & Alex Metric Deliver A ‘Moment of Clarity’ to Atlanta

Atlanta — Just in time for his single “Stay In Night” featuring Haley Williams, Zedd kicked off his Moment of Clarity tour last week featuring support from Alex Metric and Oliver. Dance music promoter Liquified brought the tour to Atlanta’s Tabernacle, and we checked out the show earlier this ...

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Nervo & Ivan Gough – “Not Taking This No More (feat. Beverley Knight)”

Both Nervo and Ivan Gough have had a huge year, with the twins landing a CoverGirl contract and a gig on MTV VMA’s red carpet while Ivan Gough’s progressive house smash “In My Mind” was featured in a Kia Soul ad. The producers have come together with Beverley Knight for “Not Taking This More,” ...

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Fans Start NYC Street Naming Campaign for Legendary Larry Levan

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Before the days of electronic music festivals and EDM, there was New York City’s Paradise Garage. Commonly cited as the blueprint for the nightclub experience as we know it today, the Paradise Garage was helmed by its resident DJ, Larry Levan. In the years following the clubs closure and ...

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Mat Zo Announces Debut Album Damage Control & World Tour

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Mat Zo landed massive success earlier this year with “Easy,” his collaboration with Porter Robinson. However, the young DJ & producer is aiming for more than single success with the announcement of his debut artist album Damage Control and an accompanying world tour. The album will be ...

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Spinnin’ Records Launches Spotify App

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Spinnin’ Records has officially launched an app for Spotify. Released yesterday, the app aims to serve as a one-stop shop for EDM fans on the streaming service. Users have access to a Top 100 chart, as well as playlists curated by Spinnin’ Records artists, including Sander Van Doorn, Afrojack, ...

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