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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Official Ultra Music Festival 2013 Aftermovie Released

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly six months since Ultra Music Festival 2013’s double weekend extravaganza in Miami this past March. Fans who were able to attend were treated to Ultra’s quintessential gorgeous locale and varied lineup with 6 full days of nonstop music. Today sees the ...

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New Track: Hot Natured – “Alternate State (feat. Roisin Murphy)”

Emerging from a variety of different roles, labels, and backgrounds, the members of Hot Natured—Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Ali Love, and Luca C—have come together to form a hodgepodge of talent that has churned out a series of indie dance hit. With the group’s debut album, Different Sides of the ...

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DJ Premier’s Performance from DJ Expo 2013

The DJ Expo hosted performances from a variety of talent last month in Atlantic’s City’s Trump Taj Mahal hotel and casino. Legendary hip hop producer and keynote Q&A speaker DJ Premier played an electrifying set from the Stanton booth on the exhibit floor itself. If you weren’t lucky enough ...

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America’s Best DJ: Marquee Moment—Last Chance to Vote & Win!

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By: Jim Tremayne New York City –Today DJ Times will join much of the EDM world for the Electric Zoo festival, which will bring a slew of DJ talent to the Big Apple. But after spending much of the festival’s initial afternoon at Randall’s Island—it runs through Sunday—we’ll head over to ...

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Pioneer DJ Announces DDJ-WeGO2 Controller Release in October

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Pioneer DJ has announced an October release for the DDJ-WeGO2 controller, which is aimed at turning consumers into DJs with its range of simple-to-use features and portable design. Made with the beginner in mind, the controller features a Jog FX wheel and illuminated buttons, as well as bundled ...

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TomorrowWorld Releases Video Trailer to ‘The Book of Wisdom’ Chapter Two

With a little less than one month until TomorrowWorld kicks off in the US in Chattahoochee Hills right outside of Atlanta, the official video trailer for the festival has been released. The American edition of the festival has been dubbed as Chapter Two of ‘The Book of Wisdom’ (with the first ...

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New Track: Adrian Lux & Marcus Schossow – “Wild Child (feat. JJ)”

We’ve got an interview with Adrian Lux coming up in the September issue of DJ Times, so there’s no better time for him to have dropped a new single. Uploaded to his Soundcloud today, “Wild Child” is a collaboration with fellow Swedish producer Marcus Schossow and the band JJ. The track is a ...

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#FreePlayThursday – 8/29/13

It’s hard to argue with free, and when the thing in question is quality free music, it’s simply impossible to. For this week’s #FreePlayThursday, we’ve got eight free tracks for you, so sample them below and grab them for the low, low price of FREE. Kicking off this week’s roundup is “My Body,” ...

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Insomniac Announces Camping, New Venue for Nocturnal Wonderland

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Insomniac’s 19th annual Nocturnal Wonderland Festival returns on September 21st, and it has a brand new home in Southern California’s San Miguel Amphitheatre and Grounds. Additionally, this year’s festival will host camping, a first for the event. Campers can sleep adjacent to the grounds and ...

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New Track: Skream – “Rollercoaster (feat. Sam Frank)”

Despite being part of the original dubstep producers, Skream has spent the past year transitioning away from the bass and more toward the funk. This transformation has come to a head with his new single, “Rollercoaster,” which features vocals from Sam Frank. The track is an unabashed disco ...

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Diplo Sets Sight on Twerk Wall World Record at Electric Zoo

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While an outcry from the general public has just erupted following Miley Cyrus’s twerking nightmare at last week’s MTV Video Music Awards, Diplo has reigned as the patron saint of the art since the release of his Express Yourself EP last year. In an attempt to solidify this position, Diplo has ...

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#ABDJ2013 Giveaway: Win Passes + Drink Tickets To Dennis Ferrer @ Marquee NY 8/30

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Want to catch 2013 America’s Best DJ nominees Dennis Ferrer and Sleepy & Boo at Marquee New York on August 30th? To promote the 2013 America’s Best DJ Summer Tour Presented by Pioneer DJ and DJ Times, we have partnered with the club to give away 2 prize packages, each consisting of 2 ...

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Pioneer DJ Teams with Kaskade, Zedd, & More for VH1’s Save the Music

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Pioneer DJ has launched the second Pioneer DJ Art Mix, a fund raising program that sees superstar DJs creating their own works of art using Pioneer CDJ-2000nexus music players as blank canvases. The completed works will be auctioned off online via CharityBuzz.com to benefit VH1’s Save The Music ...

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Numbers Up: DJ Expo ’13 Scales New Heights

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Atlantic City, N.J. – With its sold-out exhibit hall and nearly 6,400 attendees—a new show record—the 2013 DJ Expo once again raised the stakes for an already thriving DJ industry. Produced by DJ Times magazine and its publisher Testa Communications at the Trump Taj Mahal this past Aug. 12-15, ...

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Mysteryland Festival Coming to Original Woodstock Site in 2014

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Mysteryland, the world’s longest running electronic music festival, will debut in the United States on Memorial Day Weekend in 2014 in upstate New York’s Bethel Woods. The location is the original site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, and Mysteryland marks the first time a multi-day music ...

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Made Event Unveils Official Electric Zoo Afterparties

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Electric Zoo takes over Randall’s Island in New York City for three days next weekend, and Made Event has released the schedule of the 14 official afterparties for the festival. Taking place at five venues around New York, including Cielo, Pacha NYC, Best Buy Theatre, Output, and Roseland ...

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#FreePlayThursday – 8/22/2013

We’re back from The DJ Expo, and we’ve got a smattering of free dance tracks just for you! Grab your fix of deep house, nu-disco, trap, and beyond from our 7 picks for this week’s #FreePlayThursday. One of the standouts of this week comes from D-Bass’s remix of the Whitney Houston classic “I ...

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America’s Best DJ: Summer Lovin’ & City Sweatin’

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By: Jim Tremayne Las Vegas – And down the stretch they come! America’s Best DJ Summer Tour Presented by Pioneer DJ & DJ Times has reached its final month and it’s become a fast-and-furious race to the finish. This past weekend, DJ Times was in Las Vegas for a daylong double dose of beats, ...

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Morgan Page Announces “Morgan Page Presents” 3D Tour

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America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Morgan Page has announced the “Morgan Page Presents” Tour, which, with over 50 cities, is slated to be his largest North American tour ever. The tour will utilize 3D immersion technology originally created for use in Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” show, and ...

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ID&T Announces Lineup for Sensation’s First US Tour

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ID&T has revealed the lineup for its inaugural Sensation US tour, hitting the states this September in Oakland. The tour, dubbed the Ocean of White, will feature Fedde Le Grand, Michael Woods, Nic Fanciulli, Prok & Fitch, Sébastien Léger, and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano over its ...

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#FreePlayThursday – 8/8/2013

It’s Thursday, which means you’re just a day away from the weekend. Grab yourself a slew of new tracks that we’ve picked to get you over the hump. With styles ranging from hardstyle bass to deep house in this week’s set, we’ve got all bases covered! Fans of disco house are in luck this week,... ...

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Skrillex & Boys Noize Stream New Dog Blood EP Ahead of Release

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After pushing its release date back to August 20th, Dog Blood has posted the Middle Finger Pt. 2 EP onto its Soundcloud page. Dog Blood—the collaborative project consisting of Skrillex and Boys Noize—premiered a few of the tracks from the release during their Ultra Music Festival sets back in ...

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Stephen Colbert ‘Gets Unlucky’ After Daft Punk Cancels Performance

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It seems that Stephen Colbert got Daft Punk’d. Despite Colbert’s announcement last week that the French duo would appear on his show on Tuesday for its first live performance since the release of Random Access Memories, the robots failed to appear on yesterday’s program. Colbert said at the ...

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Tiësto To Perform Fan Marriage Ceremony in Vegas

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This year has been a series of firsts for DJs. Armin van Buuren recently announced he was heading to space, and now Tiësto will be performing a marriage ceremony in Las Vegas this month for one lucky couple. Announced through his Facebook page, the contest is part of his ongoing In The Booth ...

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In The Studio With Alex Niggemann: New Label Chief

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Alex Niggemann is a hard man to pin down. Though he considers himself a house DJ, his productions and DJ sets transcend genre boundaries, as they easily range from taut, techy tracks to vocal-centric floor-fillers. He’s recently launched his own label (AEON) and he kicked it off by releasing ...

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America’s Best DJ: Georgia Jams & Full-On Vegas

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Las Vegas – Once again, it’s back to Sin City for another round of shows on the America’s Best DJ Summer Tour Presented by Pioneer DJ & DJ Times. Fast-forward: This weekend finds us doing double-duty at Marquee Dayclub and Nightclub. First up on Saturday, it’s Texas trance kings Tritonal at ...

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Google AdWords—A Pre-Expo Primer

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I’ve attended several seminars that have talked about how today’s bride is different from the bride just 10 or 15 years ago. Back then, brides found your DJ business by going to a wedding expo or bridal show. They flipped through wedding magazines and Yellow Pages. The next key sources of ...

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Tracy Young: Woman’s World

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When it comes to experience and playing big gigs, not many DJs compare to Tracy Young. With over 20 years of spinning and studio work to her name, the Virginia native has played nearly everywhere—from major club venues to exclusive private events, like Madonna’s wedding. Her studio credits ...

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Blake Jarrell: Vegas, Baby

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Las Vegas – Sometimes you have to look back to move forward. Such is the “dilemma” for popular DJ/producer Blake Jarrell. In an EDM world of copy-cat tracks and relative sameness, Jarrell says he wants to re-evaluate his own studio approach. He’s made his name with hands-in-the-air trance ...

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#FreePlayThursday – 8/1/2013

It’s almost the weekend, so grab nine free tracks to get it started right! We’re bringing you the best in free downloads, which you can stream and download from our Soundcloud below. While Cedric Gervais and Kaskade have both released progressive house remixes of Lana Del Rey’s “Young & ...

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ABDJ Giveaway: Win VIP Passes to see Mark Farina at Marquee NY 8/9

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Want to catch America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Mark Farina at Marquee New York on August 9th? We’ve partnered with Mark Farina to give away a pair of VIP tickets to the America’s Best DJ Summer Tour Presented by Pioneer DJ and DJ Times stop for one lucky reader and a friend! The winner will... ...

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Luciano/Carl Craig: Live from 'Somewhere in BKN…'

By: Natalie Raben Brooklyn, N.Y. – Ushuaia in Ibiza ain’t got nothing on the Brooklyn waterfront. This past Saturday, Luciano relocated his famed Ibiza sound to the second installment of Verboten’s StageONE series: “Somewhere in BKN…,” which essentially was a warehouse party in the bright ...

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Rusko Teams with Acrylick Clothing for Acrylick X Rusko Project

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UK DJ/producer Rusko has teamed up with street wear clothing company Acrylick for a collaborative apparel project. The Acrylick X Rusko collection, available now, features t-shirts, tank tops, and pullover hoodies depicting four designs created by the company’s cofounder and creative director ...

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Nicky Romero Presents ‘Nothing Toulouse’ Tour

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Hot off his Tomorrowland weekend, which included a main stage back-to-back-to-back set with David Guetta and Afrojack, Nicky Romero has announced his Nothing Toulouse Tour, which will be hitting North America this August and September. The producer will be joined by fellow Dutch production duo ...

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Infinity Ink Release Infinity EP, Sampled by Pitbull & Flo-Rida

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London based duo Infinity Ink have released a remix EP for their track “Infinity,” including mixes from Skream, Todd Edwards, and America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Claude VonStroke. The minimalistic, garage-influenced track features muffled vocals and a slinky bassline that provides a deep groove. ...

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Kaskade Reveals Album Details, Set to Play ABDJ Event

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America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Kaskade has revealed the album artwork (seen above), as well as the September 10release date for his new album Atmosphere. The album, featuring his current single “Atmosphere,” will be released through Ultra Records, and will be available to preorder starting ...

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Sander van Doorn Goes ‘Neon’ in Colorful New Video

Fresh off the success of “Joyenergizer” and “Ten,” Sander van Doorn is back with a vibrant new video for “Neon.” The track is a progressive house anthem that we’ve come to expect from the Sander van Doorn, with a signature euphoric topline and huge build. One particular highlight of the song is ...

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Bassnectar Drops Immersive Music Mixtape Side One Before Tour

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America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Bassnectar dropped Immersive Music Mixtape Side One today ahead of the beginning of his recently announced Immersive Music fall tour in September. Immersive Music Mixtape Side One is a 30 minute set including his newly released remix of “Feeling Good” by Nina ...

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Todd Terry Tears Down the House at W Gangs of NY Music Series

New York – An old-fashioned DJ battle is, at its core, not too different from a rumble between two gangs. The W Gangs of New York music series takes that idea and runs with it, pitting artists against each other in a weekly musical showdown. These sound clashes celebrate Black Apple’s release ...

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New Mix: Sleepy & Boo – “Let’s Go Techno”

America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Sleepy & Boo have released new mix onto the pair’s Soundcloud to coincide with this Friday’s Sleepy & Boo + Friends event at Marquee New York. The aptly titled “Let’s Go Techno” mix is an hour and a half taste of the deep basslines and distant vocal ...

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Morgan Page to Speak at The DJ Expo 2013

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Morgan Page: Keynote Q&A Tuesday, Aug. 14, 3:30 pm, Diamond Room D in Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, NJ Global DJ, hit-making producer, sought-after remixer—in a few short years, Morgan Page has become one of America’s top EDM talents. Known for his melodic approach to club music—with hits ...

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America’s Best DJ: Mile High & Down in Dixie

Denver – The America’s Best DJ Summer Tour Presented by Pioneer DJ & DJ Times went Mile High this past weekend and now it looks forward to heading way down in Dixie. In Colorado at the spectacular Red Rocks Amphitheatre for Global Dance Festival this past July 19-21, we caught three days of ...

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Stanton DJ To Bring DJ Premier & Biz Markie To The DJ Expo 2013

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Stanton DJ, a part of the Gibson Pro Audio Division, will bring three-time Grammy Award winner and hip-hop legend DJ Premier to DJ Times magazine’s DJ Expo 2013, which will take place on August 12-15 in Atlantic City, NJ. DJ Premier will spin at Stanton’s booth (#500) on Tuesday, August 13 at ...

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Betoko’s Remix Revitalizes Leftfield’s “Song of Life” in New Video

Originally released 20 years ago, Leftfield’s “Song of Life” has been remixed by Mexican producer Betoko, complete with a new video and release on Hope Recordings on August 5th. The video, directed by Tim Davidson, is a breathtaking fusion of sensuality and geometry. In it, two dancers spin and ...

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#FreePlayThursday – 7/25/2013

Bass heads are in luck this week, as Atlanta-based producer heRobust kicks off this week’s set of #FreePlayThursday downloads with the latest in his series of BUSTED remixes. This time he takes the viral sensation “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool and flips it on its head by pumping it ...

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Ultra Europe Wraps Up Successful First Year With Festival in Croatia

The inaugural edition of Ultra Europe took place over the weekend in Croatia, with the festival hosting over 103,000 attendees during the three-day event. The first two days of Ultra Europe—which is now the largest festival to ever have been held on Croatian soil—took place in the Poljud ...

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Flux Pavilion Announces Freeway EP & North American Fall Tour

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British bass aficionado Flux Pavilion has blown the lid off of his upcoming Freeway EP, as well as the accompanying Freeway Tour, heading out across North America this fall. The tour will kick off on September 25th in Urbana, IL and trek across 32 different cities before culminating on November ...

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Paul Bäumer of The Bingo Players Diagnosed With Cancer

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Over the past month, Paul Bäumer, one half of The Bingo Players, has been forced to miss scheduled shows due to illness. This week, he’s released a statement, unfortunately confirming that he has been diagnosed with cancer. Read his full statement below. We wish Paul a speedy recovery and all ...

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America’s Best DJ: Camp Bisco Brings the Heat

Mariaville, N.Y. – In the peak of New York’s summer heat, 20,000 EDM fans make the trek to Mariaville—quaint lake town in upstate New York—to experience Camp Bisco this past July 11-13. The four-stage music festival offered big-room house, jam bands, rappers and trappers. Known for its rural ...

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#FreePlayThursday – 7/18/2013

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In need of a quick, free stormer to load your libraries and sets for the weekend? We’ve got seven killer tracks just for you, completely free of charge. Read about our picks and listen to the whole set on our Soundcloud below. “Crown,” Diplo’s latest release, fully exemplifies the phrase “Wait ...

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DJ White Shadow Releases Explosive ‘Fear’ Video & Gears Up for EP Trilogy

After having worked his way up through the Detroit party scene over the years, DJ White Shadow came to prominence in 2010 after being hand-selected by Lady Gaga to help produce 9 tracks for her third album Born This Way. Since then, he’s released the I’m Killing Me EP, toured the US as part ...

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Bassnectar Announces Fall ‘Immersive Music Tour 2013’

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Despite having just finished up his Spring Tour last month, America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Bassnectar is showing no signs of slowing down with his announcement of his “Immersive Music Tour 2013” this fall. The tour will kick off on September 19th in Oakland, California’s Fox Theater and will ...

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Apple Releases Logic Pro X & Mainstage 3

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Apple has released the newest version of Logic, Logic Pro X, onto the app store today, a little over 4 years since the release of Logic Pro 9. The new release hosts a slew of new features, including Drummer, Flex Pitch, Track Stacks, and Arpeggiator. Drummer gives the user a virtual session ...

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Classixx & Nancy Whang Are 'All You’re Waiting For' In New Video

It’s hard to top a massive video billboard in Times Square when it comes to showcasing an album, but Classixx are trying in their new video for “All You’re Waiting For.” Taken from the group’s debut album Hanging Gardens, “All You’re Waiting For” features LCD Soundsystem’s Nancy Whang and is a ...

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Serato Introduces Serato Remote App For iPad

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Released yesterday on the App Store, the Serato Remote iPad app allows users to see and control all of Serato Live and Serato DJ’s functions, including cue points, loops, and samples, as well as loading tracks and manipulating FX without touching a laptop. Focused on compatibility, the app will ...

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New Track: Azealia Banks, Paul Oakenfold, & Richard Beynon – “Venus (Ibiza Edition)”

It’s been nearly 2 years since Azealia Banks first dropped “212,” a reworking of “Float Your Boat” by Lazy Jay. While the track went on to become a club staple, the New York-grown rapper has yet to release her debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste. Finally, after months of ...

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Pioneer Enters Club Speaker Market With New GS-WAVE & XY Series

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Pioneer has announced its entry into the professional club speaker environment with the introduction of the GS-WAVE and XY series speakers. The GS-WAVE series is designed with clubs and extra-large spaces in mind, utilizing a subwoofer enclosure with dual 18-inch subwoofers, dual 15-inch ...

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Q-dance Kicks off Q-dance Qontest and US Radio Show

World-renowned hardstyle event series Q-dance has announced the Q-dance Qontest, which offers participants the chance to win a performance spot on its stage at TomorrowWorld in Atlanta this September. The winner will also receive a guest spot on iHeartRadio’s Evolution radio station’s ...

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#FreePlayThursday – 7/11/2013

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In an age of $2.49 singles, it’s common to wish for an occasional free, lawful handout. If you’re someone who falls into this category, you’re in luck: we’re now bringing you the best of legal free downloads each and every week. Everything from originals, remixes, bootlegs, mashups, and DJ ...

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Break Science & Redman Ask ‘Who Got It’ With New Single & Tour

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Based out of Brooklyn, electronic duo Break Science has just released the single “Who Got It” ahead of the release of their debut album this Fall. The track, a collaboration with rapper Redman, is the latest release from Pretty Lights Music, and is available as a free download.  “Who Got It” is ...

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Bloody Beetroots Go ‘Out of Sight’ With Paul McCartney in Fiery New Video

When news first broke of a collaboration between legendary rocker Paul McCartney and Italian electronic act The Bloody Beetroots, the buzz was palpable. After premiering the track a few weeks ago, the pair has just dropped an explosive new video for the single ahead of the release of The Bloody ...

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New Track: Hot Since 82 – “Error 909”

Leeds-based DJ and producer Hot Since 82 has been on a bit of a tear recently, having his remix of Rudimental’s “Right Here” named an Essential New Tune by Pete Tong just last week. Not one to break a streak, the young producer has just released a new track on Noir Music’s new Use Your... ...

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New Track: Martin Solveig – “Hey Now (Tommie Sunshine & Live City Remix)”

America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Tommie Sunshine made headlines last month for his Elvis-themed wedding during Electric Daisy Carnival, but his music has reclaimed the spotlight with his and Live City’s remix of Martin Solveig’s single “Hey Now.”  Sunshine and Live City don’t stray too far from ...

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America’s Best DJ: NYC Grooves & Chi-Town Jams

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Chicago – This past weekend, we caught a double dose of New York City grooves and, looking forward to Independence Day weekend, we’re thrilled to be able to blow into the Windy City for a beachfront festival sporting an outstanding lineup of its own. It’s just the next two chapters in the book ...

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Aruba To Launch Electric Festival in September With Chuckie, Hardwell

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Announced today, Aruba will host the first ever Electric Festival from September 6th through September 8th with an initial lineup that includes Aruba resident Chuckie, Hardwell, and Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash. The event, which will be the largest of its type in the Caribbean, is a joint ...

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Markus Schulz Releases Video, Remixes for New Single ‘Tempted’

After initially releasing it on his Scream album last year, America’s Best DJ of 2012 Markus Schulz has given “Tempted” the full single treatment, complete with a video and remix package. Featuring the delicate, ethereal vocals of Sarah Howells, the track sees Schulz showcasing his trance ...

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New Track: Frankie Knuckles’ Directors Cut & Inaya Day – “Let’s Stay Home”

In a market dominated by 128 BPM dance bombs, the midtempo groove of house legend Frankie Knuckles’ Directors Cut project’s “Let’s Stay Home” is a breath of fresh air. Released on Nocturnal Groove, “Let’s Stay Home” features the soulful vocals of Inaya Day which recall the early 90s dance diva ...

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Baauer & RL Grime To Kick Off “Infinite Daps” Tour July 8th

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Mad Decent labelmates and America’s Best DJ 2013 nominees RL Grime and Baauer have announced the Infinite Daps tour with Ryan Hemsworth and Jim-E Stack. The tour, which kicks off in Ottawa on July 8th, travels through 9 cities across the US and Canada before concluding on July 20th in Omaha. ...

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EDM Stockholders? SFX Aims to Raise $175 M from IPO

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SFX Entertainment, the live event production company led by executive Robert F. X. Sillerman, has filed a prospectus this week with the Securities and Exchanges Committee in an attempt to raise up to $175 million through the company’s Initial Public Offering. In the filing, SFX describes itself ...

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Felguk Preview New Slice & Dice EP with ‘Dead Man Swag’ & Video

Ahead of the release of their Slice & Dice EP on July 9th on Dongle Records, Felguk have released a preview of “Dead Man Swag,” as well as a video interview discussing the creation of the EP. Slice & Dice is the latest release from the Brazilian duo, who have said the new EP will... Read More

As I AM: The Life & Times of DJ AM Documentary To Be Released in 2014

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At the EDMbiz Conference in Las Vegas last week, Integral Entertainment Group and Manifest announced the production of a documentary about the late DJ AM. The film, directed by Kevin Kerslake, will be titled As I AM: The Life & Times of DJ AM, and will be released in globally in 2014. ...

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Listen to Clockwork’s EDC 2013 Set

Electric Daisy Carnival 2013 has come and gone, but the live sets that have begun to trickle out from it will live forever. One of particular note came from Clockwork over at the Circuit Grounds tent, with a reported 15,000 festivalgoers in attendance. Clockwork, whose other alias RL Grime is a ...

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New Track: Lana Del Rey – 'Young & Beautiful (Serge Devant Remix)'

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It’s no stretch to say Lana Del Rey is one of the most remixed pop artists of the past few years. It seems that almost every dance producer, regardless of genre, has his or her own take on one of the singer’s tracks. Seemingly out of nowhere, Serge Devant has dropped one of the best... Read More

Kaskade Launches Video, Tour into ‘Atmosphere’ Ahead of Album

First previewed during Kaskade’s set on the main stage of Ultra Music Festival back in March, “Atmosphere” finally has a video. Released today, the video for the single features Kaskade himself singing directly to the camera of a photo booth. He is soon joined by fans singing along to the track ...

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Duck Sauce Unleash New Video, Announce Fall Album Release

There hasn’t been much quacking from Duck Sauce, the collaborative output of America’s Best DJ 2013 nominees A-Trak and Armand Van Helden, since the release of “Big Bad Wolf” back in 2011. However, the pair is back with a new single, video, and album announcement. Released today, “It’s You” is ...

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Win VIP Table Service to Miguel Migs at Marquee NY This Friday!

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Want to win VIP table service to see America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Miguel Migs perform this Friday? DJ Times is partnering with Marquee New York to give away 4 VIP passes (each with a +1) to the stop on the America’s Best DJ Summer Tour Presented by Pioneer DJ and DJ Times this Friday,... Read More

Martin Garrix Becomes Youngest to Top Beatport Charts with “Animals”

If you were anywhere near the vicinity of Las Vegas this past week, odds are that you heard Martin Garrix’s track “Animals” at some point. The single, a natural main-stage anthem with a huge synth lead and tribal drop, was played in sets across Electric Daisy Carnival and clubs across town ...

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Disclosure Drop Video for New Single “F For You”

Fresh off their LP Settle’s No.1 debut on the UK album chart, the boys of Disclosure have just dropped a video for their new single “F For You.” Armed with just their live setup, colorful lighting, and a few cameras, the Lawrence brothers show off their instrumentalism while impressive visual ...

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ID&T Confirms 192 Acts for Atlanta’s TomorrowWorld Lineup

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Taking place in Atlanta’s Chattahoochee Hills from September 27th-29th, TommorowWorld is one of the most anticipated dance music events of the year. Tickets for the inaugural American edition of the festival went on sale in April, but ID&T has just released the majority of the lineup. The ...

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Behind the Scenes on Bassnectar Tour – Sights & Sounds

Since wrapping up America’s Best DJ nominee Bassnectar’s spring tour a few weeks ago with a pair of shows at Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheater, Bassnectar & Meyer Sound have posted a behind-the-scenes video chronicling the show. Focusing on the inner workings of the ...

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Tracy Young Brings Genesis to NYC (Q&A and Free Download)

When it comes to experience, not many compare to Tracy Young. With over 20 years of DJing to her name, she’s played nearly everywhere. One of her biggest events is her yearly Genesis party, a New Year’s Day celebration taking place in Miami. She’s partnered with Live Nation to bring Genesis to ...

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Afrojack To Release It’s A Matter Of… EP Friday

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Armin van Buuren To Enter A State of Space

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Gesaffelstein Premieres New Track and Video for “Pursuit”

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Guy Gerber Releases Free Album & North American Dates

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Louie Vega & Elements of Life Plan Live Session for Sirius XM

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A-Trak Releases Clone-Filled Video for "Jumbo"

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Mixify Plans Camp Bisco Digital Pre-Fest for 6/19

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Wavefront Reveals Third Wave & Local Talent Video Announcement

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Porter Robinson Unveils Summer European Tour

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Camp Bisco Releases Silent Disco Lineup Led by Passion Pit

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Zeds Dead to Embark on 'Altered States' Tour with Paper Diamond

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Robbie Rivera, Lucky Date, & Congorock to spin on Turntable.FM

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ID&T Confirms Dates for 1st US Sensation Tour

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Roger Sanchez Explores Roots with Video for “Troubleman”

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Axwell Releases Video for New Single “Center of The Universe”

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Matt & Kim, Flosstradamus, & More Added to Mad Decent Block Parties

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Disclosure Settle Into No. 1 Spot on UK Album Chart

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Flosstradamus & DJ Sliink Drop Video for “CROWD CTRL”

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Insomniac Unveils 7-Day EDC Vegas Week 2013 Event Schedule

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HOLY SHIP!!! Reveals 2014 Lineup Including Disclosure, Zedd, Skrillex, and More

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Daft Punk's New LP Debuts At #1, Sells 339,000 Copies In The USA

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In The Studio With… Toddla T’s Watch Me Dance

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By Justin Hampton Unlike their forebears, young bucks like Tom Bell (aka Toddla T) don’t have to legitimize dance music—they just have to jockey for position in an even more crowded musical landscape. Most choose to align themselves with a specific genre, but U.K. jock Toddla T has won himself ...

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35 Ways to Change Your Business—Via DJ Expo

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By Gregg Hollmann Today’s DJ business owner operates in a fast-paced and changing world. One of the best ways to stay sharp is to attend the seminars at DJ Expo, presented by DJ Times each August in Atlantic City, N.J. To that end, I attended as many seminars as possible, not only collecting ...

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Cali DJ Bleeds Dodger Blue

By Sam Harrington Los Angeles—Not too many DJs outside of, say, Tiësto, Guetta, and Fatboy Slim can truthfully claim they’ve played to as many as 55,000 people in a night. But L.A.-based DJ Severe can. In fact, he sometimes plays to that many people several times a week, and more than three ...

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Effective Marketing for Wedding DJs

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By Laura Cave Identifying and attracting bridal customers can be a real challenge. Unlike corporate customers or entertainment venues, your potential bridal clients change every year. They’re busy and distracted by a marketplace full of messages. And most of them don’t know the first thing ...

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How to Bring the Brides to Your Website—And Convert!

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By Laura Cave Today’s millennial brides and grooms come from the most educated generation ever—nearly 75-percent have four-year degrees. Most of them work full-time, and they are super tech-savvy because they grew up with the Internet. So when it comes to hiring entertainment for their ...

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Erol Alkan: Bugged Out/Bugged In

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When working in the studio, Erol Alkan is a hoarder—in the best possible way. The trailblazing DJ/producer never throws away any piece of music he creates. In fact, the identifiable synth riff from “Lemonade”—his 2010 collaboration with Boys Noize—was fished out of the trash and slapped onto ...

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DJ Expo Lesson: Get Down to Business

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By Joe Molineaux As DJs, each one of you are experienced and have the skills necessary to move people out to the dancefloor and motivate them through verbal cues and music to “get down.” But when it comes to the development, growth and operation of your company, how many of you have the skills ...

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At DJ Expo, Learn How to Increase Bookings with Video

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By Stu Herm At last year’s DJ Expo, the guys from Red Bank, N.J.-based Hurricane Productions offered a seminar that helped hundreds of attendees navigate the turgid waters of social media. This year, they’re back, and their seminar will focus on video—“Know Your Video, the Future of Event ...

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Social Media Campaigns— Are You Listening?

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By Stu Fine Not too many DJ businesses can count on word-of-mouth to generate all their bookings. Like the rest of the business world, social media has acted like a spigot from which consumer insights flow, and these responses lead to an increase of growth and an enhanced branding message. ...

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In The Studio With Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike: Go-To Mixers

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Over the span of two-plus years, Belgian brothers Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike have enjoyed a rapid ascension, and much of that comes from their high-profile remixes. Their studio work and its variety are impressive: The discography includes energetic mixes for Swedish House Mafia (“Leave the ...

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Photek: Hollywood Swingin’

By Lily Moayeri It seems that Photek is all about putting himself in uncomfortable positions. Early in his career, the British DJ/producer enjoyed critical and commercial success with his original drum-n-bass tracks and saw packed DJ appearances in his home country. But that wasn’t enough, ...

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In The Studio With MK: House Master

Loved as much by underground garage heads as he is major-label pop stars, Marc “MK” Kinchen remains one of U.S. house music’s living legends. Raised in Detroit, MK earned his production stripes under the tutelage of Kevin Saunderson, went on to DJ around the globe and release a slew of seminal ...

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How to Market Your DJ Business to the Reptilian Brain

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By B.C. Carney New York City—At the recent National Retail Federation convention at New York’s Javits Center, there was a bevy of seminars designed for small and medium-sized business owners, we recently and dropped in on Amy Africa’s “Neuromarketing and the Influence on Buying Behavior” ...

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Dave Clarke on Techno & Integrity

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Dave Clarke, the legendary “Baron of Techno,” is back. One of the most uncompromising and electrifying DJs of his generation, Clarke returns this month with a thunderous new Fabric 60 mix CD and—like it or not— he’s back in the international spotlight all over again. Famously describing himself ...

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Mobile DJs—Run Your Own Website SEO Jumphead: Business Line

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By Ed Haas With many DJs generating as much as 90-percent of their bookings via their website, it’s obvious that a web strategy can be the most important aspect of your business—even more than your DJing ability and your 25,000 songs. So, let’s say you’ve got your web presence established ...

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DJ Brings Big City Vibe to Central Florida

By Con Carney Melbourne, Fla.—“From one to 10, [the event] was a 20.” Such is the unbridled enthusiasm and confidence that Shane Presley brings to his gigs. Don’t mistake the confidence for arrogance, however—he’s supremely thankful for all the good will that has floated his way. “I think DJs ...

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Business Line: Takeaways from DJ Expo

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By Gregg Hollmann The DJ Expo is always a boon for my DJ business, and this year I attended nine seminars over three days. At the end, I was as exhausted as I was enlightened. From this past DJ Expo—Aug. 8-11 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J.—here are some takeaways:   Steve... ...

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In The Studio With… Paul Kalkbrenner: Beyond the Screen

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Paul Kalkbrenner exhales nonchalantly in a prescribing voice over the telephone line from Berlin: “You know, I don’t really think I want to talk about the movie anymore—I just want to concentrate on talking about the album.” And with that, the whistling sound of a cigarette being inhaled cuts ...

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Sharpen your Business Skills—At DJ Expo

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By Con Carney As you begin your Expo journey (or if you’re viewing from afar), this year’s cast of talented DJ business owners appearing at seminars will not disappoint, for nowhere else does such an esteemed collection of experience gather. One such person is DJ Mike Kindlick, owner Jam on ...

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Dave Nada: Moombahton Man

By Justin Hampton In an increasingly networked and globalized planet, what happens in a quinceañera event in Monterey or a beachside club in Bali can now directly influence the party thousands of miles away. So make way for moombahton, which couldn’t come soon enough for mainfloor techno/house ...

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Soviet Panda’s Twin Cities Takeover

By: Jim Tremayne Minneapolis—We say it all the time: If you’re a DJ and you don’t like the scene you’re in… then, get your hustle on and create a new one. That’s exactly what DJ Peter Lansky (aka Soviet Panda) did, and four years later he’s still running the hippest dance night in the Twin... ...

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In The Studio With… MANIK: Way of the Warriors

By: Jim Tremayne Lucky for underground DJs seeking a varied playlist, Chris Manik’s music can’t be too easily categorized. As evidenced by his “McLovin’ You” EP (Culprit) or his 17-track debut, Armies of the Night: I Declare War (Ovum), he doesn’t step to one beat, yet he’s adept at plenty. ...

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In The Studio With… Eclectic Method: Video Mashers

By Justin Hampton Las Vegas—People are sailing in and out of the Zumanity Stage before the 4th Annual Mashable Award show gets under way, and U.K.-based VJ troupe Eclectic Method are setting the tone with A/V collages marrying “The Sound Of Music” with “Groove Is In The Heart,” and layering ...

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Penn DJ Boasts the Power of the Upsell

By Milo Burke Reading, Pa.—While teaching high-school history nearly 10 years ago, Mike Kindlick began to feel restless. Something was gnawing at him, like something that was inside him, threatening to burst out. Mike Kindlick, quite simply, needed to boogie—for a living, full-time. “I had gone ...

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Louisville DJ Makes All the Right Social Moves

By Milo Burke Louisville, Ky.—Eric Woodland received the best training a DJ could ever receive: slogging away for a multi-op business, a tutorial behind the console. “It was a great way to learn what not to do,” says Woodland, now the owner of DJ Woody Events and Entertainment. “A lot of my ...

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In The Studio With: Beats Antique’s Electronic Fusion

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By: Justin Hampton It’s New Year’s Eve, just a few minutes before midnight, and Beats Antique is onstage at the Sea Of Dreams party in San Francisco, showing the home crowd just how far they’ve come. As longtime members of the Bay Area’s Burning Man culture, Beats Antique is hardly out of step ...

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J.Rocc Steps Out Front

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It only took two decades, but J.Rocc is finally getting out front and center as an artist. After forming the all-star DJ crew The World Famous Beat Junkies in 1992, the legendary turntablist has amassed plenty of work as a valuable collaborator. Early Junkies’ releases (The World Famous ...

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Hurricane Productions: New Media Gurus

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How long have Vincent Velasquez and his Hurricane Productions partner Strato Doumanis been marketing their DJ services? They’re original Facebookers—which in the parlance of social media is a very, very long time ago. They’ve been focusing their marketing efforts on the web since they started ...

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How Expo’s “DJ of the Year” Enhanced My Business

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By: Steve Moody I was in shock. Just as soon as I walked offstage, it had set me to a different standard than I had been accustomed. People recognized who I was. Even just competing in the DJ of the Year competition at the DJ Expo—never mind winning—it gives you an opportunity to be in... Read More

Ex-NYC Rocker Finds a New Set List in Midwest

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Cleveland, Ohio—A funny thing happened to Lew Bodee when he visited Cleveland nearly 23 years ago. Bodee, then a twenty-something rock guitarist from East Flatbush, Brooklyn, traveling with his dad to explore some business opportunities, went to an Iggy Pop concert and met Miriam, a 20-year-old ...

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How Winning at DJ Expo Changed My Business

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DJ Times and Mike Walter—who organizes and produces the “DJ of the Year” competition at the DJ Expo in Atlantic City—thought it would be a good idea for me to tell the story of how winning Best DJ Game last August has improved my business. First off, I was skeptical about competing again. I ...

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TOKiMONSTA’s Future Beat

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By: Danna Hawley The beat scene in Los Angeles is heavily primed by Flying Lotus’ wondrous Brainfeeder label, with each individual artist initiating their own blend of experimentation. Genre- and gender-bending producer/performer TOKiMONSTA (aka Jennifer Lee) does her part by feeding futuristic ...

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From Mobiles to Club, K-Town DJ Flips the Script

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Knoxville, Tenn.—Eight years ago Eric Bennett determined that his DJing dream had run its course in Chattanooga. Off to Knoxville it was—with his now-wife—and as he puts it, “As far as DJing goes, it’s the best thing I ever did.” Not that it was easy. Back in Chattanooga, DJ Eric B started out ...

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In The Studio With Alex Niggemann: To the Deep End

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In a very short four years, Germany’s Alex Niggemann has risen through the ranks of EDM’s top talents. In 2006, the Dusseldorf-born DJ/producer gained notice with his remix of Booka Shade’s “Darko” and he subsequently released tracks on labels like Meerestief, Micro.fon and Moonpool. Audiofly ...

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DJ Takes Stock in Niche Wedding Market

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East Windsor, N.J.—Like so many DJs, Gregg Hollmann had an inkling that he would somehow find himself behind the console. With an interest in music from an early age, this Jersey Shore native studied piano and alto sax in high school, playing in jazz and classical ensembles. He also starting ...

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