Coachella ’14: The Ultimate Festival Experience

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V Square Labs fired up the Sahara Tent. Indio, Calif. – What started in 1993 as a Ticketfly boycott concert by Pearl Jam on the grounds of the Empire Polo Club is now a multi-million dollar event that takes over the entirety of the Coachella Valley for nearly a month. In terms of music ...

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Tour Blog: Glitch Mob/Ana Sia (Entry 7)

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Hi, again! It’s DJ Ana Sia and I’m back out on the road for the second leg of The Glitch Mob’s “Love Death Immortality” Tour that’s heading out to a few dates in the Midwest, and then up and down the West Coast. I’m still riding shotgun for these next two ...

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DJ Times’ Can’t-Miss Acts at Coachella

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Indio, Calif. – OK, kids—it’s time for Coachella, one of America’s biggest annual music festivals. Set for the next two weekends in Indio, Calif., Coachella will find thousands of rabid fans enjoying their favorite rock and electronic acts, plus a select group of DJs. Yes, DJ Times will be ...

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25th Anniv. Moment: Skrillex – July, 2011 [Interview]

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Originally published: July 2011 Burbank, Calif.—Just look at him—smoking a cigarette, sporting his massive hipster lenses and goth-kid cargo pants as he steps outside a rented soundstage, where he’s preparing for his Coachella performance in a few days. Depending on where you lie in the ...

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Why Armin van Buuren Almost Ended ASOT, and What Changed His Mind

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Miami Beach, Fla. – It’s the week before Christmas and I pile into an SUV with Armin van Buuren and crew at the Fontainebleau Hotel. Before we know it, we’re streaking north up I-95, discussing van Buuren’s whirlwind year. Like many of his recent professional escapades, this trip will represent ...

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DEVolution: Garage-Infused House, Take Two

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For many recent converts to the sound of garage-infused house, it seems that DEVolution has only been on the scene for a short while. The U.K. duo’s success with the 2013 “Arrival” EP (Black Butter Records) put them on the map and into the hands of established Black Butter DJs like Kidnap Kid, ...

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Miami Diary, Pt. 3: Boats, Gerber/Diddy Collab & The Festival Flu

Armed with a MacBook Pro, a set of CDJ 2000s, a Pioneer DJM-2000 and an Allen & Heath Xone:K2, Voorn had the crowd losing their minds (seriously—notice the guy on the far left).
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Miami Beach, Fla. – Flying in from New Orleans, following Buku Music + Arts Project (keep your eyes peeled for our upcoming web coverage), I hope can bring a different perspective to Miami Music Week than my DJ Times compatriots Natalie Raben and Chris Caruso, so here goes: Sunday, March 23: I ...

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Miami Diary, Pt. 2: Beats, Late Nights & a New Tattoo

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Groovin’: Jamie Jones (right) & Art Department’s Kenny Glasgow. Credit: Ian Witlen/Red Bull Content PoolMiami Beach, Fla. — It was the most wonderful time of the year: Miami Music Week! Running concurrently with both the Winter Music Conference and Ultra Music Festival this past week, all ...

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Miami Diary, Pt. 1: Pool Parties & Puddles

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Hardwell at SiriusXM Music Lounge. Photo: Aaron Davidson Miami Beach, Fla. – Is it WMC (Winter Music Conference) or MMW (Miami Music Week) now? Does it matter anymore? Not really. Whether you wanna gain knowledge, do the industry schmooze or just get your groove on all week, there was something ...

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Tour Blog: Glitch Mob/Ana Sia (Entry 6)

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The Big Easy & Beyond… Sorry for the lag, readers, but my phone got smashed into a million pieces during the course of a lon-n-n-n-ng night into early morning of hijinks following the super-fun Buku Music & Arts Festival in New Orleans. I DJed on a boat docked right in the middle of the ...

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Tour Blog: Glitch Mob/Ana Sia (Entry 5)

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Chopping Our Way Down South… Hiiiiii! Damn, the shows this week have been crazy! On our dip Down South, we stopped in Nashville, Memphis and Atlanta. And looking back on these past three shows, Ed Ma (aka edIT) of the Glitch Mob couldn’t help himself: “Amazing towns, amazing vibes, ...

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DJ Shortee: On Theft from Other DJs & Producers

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Hi, I’m DJ Shortee, a Los Angeles-based DJ/producer. As an artist and label owner, I’ve had to deal with my fair share of thieves, copyright infringement cases, and plagiarism. I’ve had to defend my own rights and the rights of artists on my label (Heavy Artillery Recordings) ...

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Martin Garrix: Studio Animal

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Apparently, age is simply just a number for Martin Garrix. With a U.K. chart-topper and two Beatport No.1’s under his belt before his 18th birthday, the Dutch DJ/producer entered 2014 on the heels of a prolonged hot streak. After the mega-success of “Animals,” one of 2013’s biggest festival ...

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Will Sparks: ‘It was as if I had some kind of drug problem–with music’

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Just a couple of years ago he was a guitarist in a local Melbourne rock band. Then, the discovery of an unguarded back entrance to a local club playing techno so inspired a teenaged Will Sparks that he started pestering mates to teach him Ableton Live. Obviously, he learned well because his ...

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Tour Blog: Glitch Mob/Ana Sia (Entry 4)

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Headed Toward Tennessee Time… The last couple shows dropped us in Silver Springs, Md., and Asheville, N.C. Both were crackin’—we sold out the Fillmore and The Orange Peel back-to-back! Of course, there was a good amount of shenanigans happening behind the scenes—among best buds, that’ll happen. ...

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Tour Blog: Glitch Mob/Ana Sia (Entry 3)

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Sunday, March 16, Heading to Asheville, N.C… Hey y’all… The shows on the “Love Death Immortality” tour are gaining momentum, and each one tops the last. Stop 3 was in Philadelphia at Electric Factory, which pretty much feels exactly like a festival, except it’s inside this tight ...

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Tour Blog: Glitch Mob/Ana Sia (Entry 2)

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Thursday, March 13, Leaving Boston, Mass… Hoooooooo boy…! The tour kicking off in Portland, Maine, was pretty, pretty, pretty special. We were hosted by the beautiful State Theatre, fueled by an epic meal for the books at Miyake. Soon as the doors opened, the room was packed full of sweet ...

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Tour Blog: The Glitch Mob x Ana Sia (Entry 1)

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Hi Everybuddy! Nice to meet you. I am Ana Sia, a DJ/producer residing in Los Angeles, and I’m about to set sail on a national tour with the tragically talented, best-of-my-buds act – The Glitch Mob.   Also with us is the up-and-coming, hot-shit duo known as Penthouse Penthouse of Team ...

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Nicole Moudaber’s Dark, Percussive Techno Has Heads Turning

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  “[Some DJs] drive stick-shift cars, and [others] drive super-cars”   Amsterdam, Holland – Getting out of a taxi and striding through Amsterdam’s Westerpark neighborhood, you’re soon struck by the massive Gashouder building peeking through a dense set of trees. ...

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Domestic Bliss: Building a Home Studio

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Building a Home Studio Requires Some Attention to Detail, But Not as Much Money as You Might Think There’s no question that the music industry has, in the last decade or so, changed dramatically. On one front, music distribution has changed markedly in the post-original-Napster era, and the ...

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DVS1: Back to the Old School

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Playing Tough Techno & Throwing Devoutly Underground Events, Minnesota’s DVS1 Maintains a Quaint, Yet Effective DIY Ethic Brooklyn, N.Y. – As I step out of the taxi between the Wythe Hotel and Output—New York’s hottest late-night destination—I notice that the freezing rain hasn’t let up a ...

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25th Anniv. Moment: Richie Hawtin – Nov, 2001 [Interview]

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20/20 VISION: Richie Hawtin Sees The Future of DJing: Less Perspiration, More Innovation. Originally published: November 2011 The irony in not lost on Richie Hawtin. As a minimalist, no electronic artist has done more for dance music by doing less. An as a technophile’s technophile, not ...

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Are Bridal Shows Still Relevant for Mobile DJs?

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From his perspective, Mark Ashe of Enfield, Conn., sees bridal shows beginning to disappear—or, at least, evolving into smaller boutique-type shows. “The shows around here, where we used to see hundreds of brides, see about half of that right now, while some are a downright disaster,” says the ...

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23-Year-Old Mat Zo Is Just Getting Started

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With the anthemic “Easy,” he topped the Beatport charts this past year alongside Porter Robinson. Then, with Chuck D on the mic, he rode to the top of the Billboard Dance Chart with the funkier “Pyramid Scheme.” He’s a firm favorite of big-room DJ-megastars as varied as Tiësto, Skrillex and ...

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Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit Brings Out the Freaks

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Asheville, N.C. – As usual, the costumed freaks came out pre-Halloween weekend in this beautiful university town in the Blue Ridge Mountains. And this year, it was for the first Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit presented by AC Entertainment. Running this past Oct. 25-27 at various venues ...

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BT on New Production Tech: ‘Holy S**t!’

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Emotional Technology: As BT Tours Behind Album No. 9, We Find That He’s Still Embracing the Future Las Vegas – Brian Transeau stands before 2,000 fans at DEF CON 21 in the Rio Hotel and Casino this past summer. He wears a T-shirt, gives the crowd a wave and says how good it feels to... Read More

25th Anniv. Moment: The Roots – Jan, 1997 [Interview]

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Longtime Philly Crew Finally Gets Its Props on “Illadelph Halflife” Album Originally Published: January, 1997 The Roots are here! Trust me, if you’ve been getting reports since 1993 about this group from Philadelpia like I have, then I’d say they must have some kind of ...

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Mobile Report: Holiday Bookings

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Holiday Party Preview Mobiles Report an Uptick in Bookings This Season. It Might Even Spell the End of Doom & Gloom. Other than playing for Halloween weekend and during the New Year’s Eve bash at the historic Hotel Julien in Dubuque, Iowa, John White (aka “DJ Double J”) in Stitzer, Wis., ...

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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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Are You DJ Expo Experienced?

Every year the DJ Expo in Atlantic City brings together a diverse group DJs from throughout the nation—and 2013 was no different. It wasn’t such a long travel for John Horne, of Jam Machine Productions in relatively nearby Huntingdon, Pa., who says it was this DJ’s 13th year of ...

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25th Anniv. Moment: Daft Punk – May, 2001 [Interview]

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One More Time: Four Years After Its Filter Filled Splashdown, Daft Punk Returns With Discovery – Complete House Beats, Disco Sweeps and, Yes, Plenty of Vocoders Originally published: May 2001 Taking their name from a review in an English music tabloid that described the indie rock band ...

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Claude VonStroke: The Dirtybird Way

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With “Urban Animal,” Claude VonStroke Keeps the Quirky Fun Rolling Everything about Claude VonStroke is fun. Amongst so much faceless techno, so much house that sees itself as some serious, transcendental art form, the man born Barclay Crenshaw and his all-conquering dirtybird crew ...

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Gig of the Century

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According to Jeffrey Greene of Party Time DJs in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., the ultimate midweek gig would be performing for seniors living in what he refers to as the “Retirement Mecca” of the United States. “In South Florida, not surprisingly, most retirement communities here promote themselves as ...

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Krewella Comes Alive, Brings Youthful Enthusiasm to Stadium-Sized EDM

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As many of us know, a night of clubbing can be separated into three phases. You have: The Pregame—warming up, getting ready, getting to the club, getting in; The Party—the sweat, the crowd, the dancing; and The Aftermath—the cool down, getting home, sitting in your car exchanging stories, ...

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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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Disclosure Disclosed!

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Miami, Fla. – In case you’re a club DJ living under a rock and haven’t heard the news… Disclosure is on quite a roll these days. Hailing from suburban London—Reigate, Surrey, to be exact—the young sibling duo Guy and Howard Lawrence broke relatively quickly. After one 2010 release, they really ...

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Miami Madness 2013

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Miami, Fla.—Just when you thought the annual dance-music excursion to South Florida couldn’t get any more intense, welcome to the 2013 version. This past March 15-24, downtown Miami and South Beach offered a mosh of many things for many people. The 28th annual Winter Music Conference drew ...

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A Victory Lap

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Las Vegas – This past Oct. 7, Markus Schulz enjoyed an evening that can only be viewed as another high point in an already successful career. In front of a packed Marquee nightclub, Schulz was honored for winning the 2012 America’s Best DJ vote, as he was presented with the golden DJM-900 ...

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The Irritant Client

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It’s Not Always Wise To Do Everything a Client Asks. Consequently, Some DJs Have Found Ways to Work Around the Demands. Jennifer Tigges of Video Creations knows firsthand the complications that can arise when a wedding client wants something that she knows from decades of experience is not to ...

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Doing It Right

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Inspired by Ibiza, DJ Nicolas Matar Opened Cielo. Ten Years On, It Remains the Jewel in NYC Nightlife. New York City – A full decade ago, Manhattan nightlife was enduring another of its periodic shifts. The legendary Twilo had closed —and, relatively speaking, Arc and Centro-Fly weren’t far ...

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ART DEPARTMENT: Living The Life

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IT TAKES 2 As EDM Goes Enormo, Art Department’s Dynamic Duo Keeps the Underground Fires Burning Nearly three years on, the scene is oft-repeated. The pinging opening synth lines to Art Department’s “Without You” waft over a club sound system, and the crowd reacts with a knowing hum. By the time ...

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EDM’s Cover Girls

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Talk about living the life. Of all the DJs on the global stage, the Nervo twins really seem to fit the bill. Right now, they have it all. The Australian sisters—Olivia “Liv” Nervo and Miriam “Mim” Nervo—are blonde, professional models and talented singer/songwriters, DJ/producers in their own ...

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PLAYING SAME-SEX WEDDINGS

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Orlando, Fla.-based jock J.R. Silva is adamant about the fact his company will play for whatever type of wedding reception for which SILVA Entertainment will be booked, no matter the gender makeup. “These alternative events have the same storytelling—they just have a different makeup of ...

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Holy Ship!!

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CRAZY CRUISE CARRIES TOP EDM TALENT OUT TO SEA Photos by Drew Ressler/Rukes.com Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.—It’s not every week that you can watch world-class DJs play all night in a club, and then all day on the sandy shores of the Bahamas. In fact, it’s only about once a year. But, this past Jan. ...

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Holiday Cheer

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Mike Mahoney of M&M Entertainment in South Portland, Maine, is like most mobile DJs around the country. He says winter holiday bookings in 2012 were decent—but not necessarily great. “We were expecting a blockbuster this year because of the way the calendar falls—with Christmas and New ...

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EDM on NYE

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Hot DJ Shots from New Year’s Eve Parties Across America New York City – First off, Happy New Year! This past New Year’s Eve and its previous weekend, the EDM world saw plenty of its top DJ/performers light up venues across the country for thousands of adoring fans. From Las Vegas to Dallas and ...

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The Real Deal

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The rise and rise of EDM in America continues at a breathtaking pace, as festival attendances soar and radio playlists change to reflect a long-overdue revolution in Stateside popular music. Even the most cynical industry doubters have accepted that, like it or not, club culture has infiltrated ...

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Exit Stage Left

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When it comes to his eventual retirement, JR Silva in Orlando, Fla., is a typical small-business owner. Young and active, this DJ is still working on creating the perfect mousetrap. This owner of Silva Entertainment has some small stock investments, he’s focused on re-growing and re-positioning ...

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The Dutch Touch

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Amsterdam—Over 3,800 DJs and dance-music pros attended Holland’s Amsterdam Dance Event this past Oct. 17-21. And, as always, DJ Times was there to monitor and participate in the conference portion of the show, attend the evening events at 75 area venues, and network the week away outside ADE’s ...

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Still Flying High

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Eric Prydz, one of dance music’s more prolific hitmakers. holds a certain mystique over many fans. Part of the mystery might be the deep respect offered the Swedish DJ/producer by his contemporaries, but also likely is the fact that he is much scarcer on the North American clubbing and festival ...

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Ibiza-ness As Usual

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This past July, several of us from DJ Times had the pleasure of spending a week in Ibiza, exploring what the indisputable dance music mecca had to offer clubbers in its 2012 season. As of late, bloggers and reporters alike have been trying to herald Las Vegas as the “New Ibiza,” but we can ...

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Rusko: Kapow!

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Los Angeles—At first glance, Rusko doesn’t seem like any sort of threat to business as usual. Fresh out of an inaugural meeting for his newly formed recording label, Rusko Recordings, the DJ/producer also known as Chris Mercer sports the tousled sandy brown mullet, unshaven face and ...

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Kristina Sky: Sky’s the Limit

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A 90-year-old man channeling Moses in a toga handed out dried cranberries inside a strip club. The light of the Ugly Duckling used car lot sign glowed across the street. On that night in the mid-1990s somewhere in Van Nuys, Calif., mini Adidas backpacks and furry things abounded, while a ...

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DatsiK: Bigger Bass!

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Thousands of dubstep producers there may be, but practically every North American basshead, if asked, can name a handful of DJ/producers that define what’s big, bold and blown-all-the-way-out-to-hell in the scene: Kill The Noise, Excision, Downlink, 12th Planet and Canada’s Troy Beetles (aka ...

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Ferry Corsten: Full On!

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As Electronic Dance Music continues to grow and its events become larger spectacles, for good or ill, it’s not just about DJs mixing two records anymore. Nonetheless, fans—especially newer ones more accustomed to festivals than clubs—have come to expect more for their entertainment dollar. They ...

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The Disco Fries: School Ties

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In the past few years, we’ve had a front-row seat for The Disco Fries’ rise up the EDM ladder. During its appearances at the DJ Expo’s annual “Remixer/Producer” panel, the New York-area duo—Nick “Piklz” Ditri and Danny “Danger” Boselovic –has dropped valuable dollops of studio wisdom for show ...

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Armin van Buuren: A State of Trance

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Miami Beach, Fla. —By his own admission, Armin van Buuren rarely grants lengthy interviews. Nonetheless, DJ Times managed to connect with the mega-popular Dutchman for an unhurried talk earlier this year. After he’d touched down in Miami during his A State Of Trance 550 World Tour—he was ...

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Dada Life: Welcome to Dada Land

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Los Angeles—It’s a typically beautiful day on the Santa Monica coastline, and just 24 hours after Dada Life stormed the ramparts of Coachella, as part of a festival lineup dominated by EDM acts. For the past three months, the Swedish DJ/production duo has been holed up here, waiting out a ...

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Morgan Page: In the Air

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This year, Coachella cloned itself. While the promoters’ intention may have been to bring different sets of fans to the Indio, Calif.-based festival for each semi-identical weekend this past April, it required double trips for the actual talent. So, we caught up with Morgan Page as he was about ...

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Paul van Dyk: EDM Evolution

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In the four-and-a-half years since DJ Times last interviewed Paul van Dyk, the EDM scene in America has undergone a dramatic and positive transformation. To a veteran of the scene like PvD, however, the real culture of clubs hasn’t changed all that much. It just took awhile for America to catch ...

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Kaskade: America’s Best DJ

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Six months after taking the 2011 America’s Best DJ title, Kaskade remains a little giddy. To hear him tell it, he’s just as excited about DJing and making music as he ever was, certainly as much as when he fell in love with it all as a suburban Chicago teen listening to B96 radio and... Read More

Markus Schulz: Trance-Global

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Los Angeles—The scene outside Avalon isn’t untypical for a Saturday night. Fans stream steadily into the club and, by 1 a.m., a line begins to form down Vine Street. Once again, the Hollywood Hustle is on. But what’s different about tonight’s festivities is its air of blissful familiarity. This ...

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12th Planet: The King’s Tour

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Athens, Ga.—Overlooking a typical downtown-Saturday-night street scene from the Georgia Theatre’s rooftop bar, it was hard not to entertain a degree of irony. Why? In a couple hours, this newly rebuilt venue—in a town known for its longtime devotion to traditional musicianship and all things ...

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Amon Tobin: Media Massive

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One of the most-discussed live-music events of the past year was Amon Tobin’s ISAM tour. Since its mid-year premiere at Montreal’s MUTEK festival, electronic-music lovers have been clamoring to see this spectacular show. And after a global jaunt that saw Tobin hit 17 tour stops in 13 cities, ...

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Steve Aoki: Wonderland & Beyond

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Some may envy Steve “DJ Kid Millionaire” Aoki for his privileged upbringing. Others may scoff that his flamboyant live-show antics—like crowd-surfing in an inflatable kayak (aka “white raver rafting”)—are mere gimmicks. But, what may seem to EDM purists as a device, in actuality is rooted in ...

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Skream & Benga: Foundational Figures

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The intro sounds truly fit for a king—or in this case, kings. Before they can even drop a beat or crack wise on the international airwaves, the MC has to make it known: “OK, ready to turn the page to the next chaptah… REAL. I need everybody to get one hand in the air, one... Read More

Modeselektor: Berlin Calling

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The world is littered with DJ/producers claiming to be “unique.” But few, if any, can match up to Berlin’s underground-to-overground heroes, Modeselektor. The duo’s DIY approach and explosive, indefinable sound have made them one of the most exciting EDM acts on the planet today. Modeselektor’s ...

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DJ Shadow: Entering the Shadowsphere…

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In the 2001 documentary Scratch, Josh Davis is asked about his record collection, which at the time made getting around his then-home in the sleepy college town of Davis, Calif., somewhat difficult for the camera crew. “It’s sort of like a big pile of broken dreams—almost none of these artists ...

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David Guetta: Life at the Top

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It’s one thing for a DJ to enjoy one of the highest pay grades within the nightclub and dance-music industries. It’s entirely another when he’s entered the daily cultural discourse. But that’s exactly what’s happened with France’s top musical export, David Guetta. A recent example: When 2011 ...

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Bassnectar: Bass In Your Face

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The photos on the Facebook say it all. No matter where they’re taken—EDC Las Vegas, Red Rocks, The Dave Matthews Caravan, Bonnaroo or any given festival stop—they all tend to look alike. In the background, a massive, surging crowd of kids stretches back well into the distance, and in front, a ...

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will.i.am: Bridging the Gaps

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As the leader of The Black Eyed Peas–arguably the biggest commercial pop group of the moment–will.i.am’s take on electronic-dance music and his forays into DJing might actually surprise you. Unlike other mainstream artists who have only recently discovered the joys of DJing, will.i.am (aka ...

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His Name Is Skrillex

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Burbank, Calif.—Just look at him—smoking a cigarette, sporting his massive hipster lenses and goth-kid cargo pants as he steps outside a rented soundstage, where he’s preparing for his Coachella performance in a few days. Depending on where you lie in the spectrum of opinion surrounding Sonny ...

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ATB: Marquee Man

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Las Vegas—From his perch just above the Marquee masses, André “ATB” Tanneberger can see that his melodious mix has rubbed the dancefloor into a lather. The new club’s clean and powerful Funktion-One sound system offers the perfect vessel for his boomy lift-offs and hook-filled breakdowns, so ...

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Q-Bert: And Still Champ…

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Since the age of 15, QBert (aka Richard Quitevis, 41) has dedicated his life to using the turntable as a musical instrument. In doing so, he’s become one of the world’s best-known and, more importantly, most-respected practitioners of the art of scratch. QBert’s journey is well-known and ...

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Wolfgang Gartner: Front to Back

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New York City—It’s late January and the East Coast is suffering from one of its most treacherous winters in history. The New York streets are lined with mountains of snow and the sidewalks are sparse. But inside the walls of Pacha, Manhattan’s premier super-club, the crowd is thick with ...

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Can Tenaglia, Rivera & All Star DJs Empower Your Set?

DJs dispense wisdom at a Winter Music Conference seminar

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Avicii: Youth Is Served

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New York City—We first connected with Avicii this past summer, while the Swedish sensation was visiting Harlem’s Stadiumred Studios to work on a track with ultra-soulful vocalist Jeremy Carr. Our interview time was brief. Studio time, after all, is money. Afterward, we caught his DJ gig at ...

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BT: New Frontiers

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For over 15 years, Brian Transeau (aka BT) has become one of the foremost pioneers of electronic music. He has successfully blazed new sonic trails, while remaining on the bleeding edge of technology. BTs musical journey began at the age of five. Born in Rockville, Md., he started off studying ...

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The Big Picture as Drawn by BT

BT talks about how the culture of immediacy has impacted DJ culture

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The Coffin Report

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A Generation of DJs Reminisce & Lament the Demise of the Technics SL-1200 Turntable This past October, The Tokyo Reporter broke the story that Panasonic would be halting production on the Technics SL-1200 turntable, along with an analog mixer and a pair of headphone models. After 35 years ...

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Ferry Corsten: Once Upon A Night…

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Amsterdam, Holland—Call it inevitable. But four days into the Amsterdam Dance Event—with the evenings spent listening to house, techno and breaks DJs—we finally stuck our toes into the trance pool. Of course, it only confirmed what we already knew: When it comes to trance, it’s not a pool—it’s ...

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Magic

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Murray SawChuck describes himself as the Dennis the Menace of magic. An America’s Got Talent contestant, the magician says he loves watching audiences go from curiosity to amazement. “I’m the type of guy that, when I go on stage, I have a plan and the audience believes that I have a plan, and ...

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Greeting From Holland

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Amsterdam, Holland—Drawing its limit of 2,500 attendees, the 15th annual Amsterdam Dance Event—held this past Oct. 20-23 at the historic Felix Meritis Centre and the nearby Dylan Hotel—loaded its venues with delegates and left the streets along Keizersgracht teeming with activity. The show, ...

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GLOBAL STOP: CENTRAL AMERICA

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San Salvador, El Salvador—Just a week after thousands of electronic dance music enthusiasts slogged through two star-studded days of Ultra Music Fest in Miami, a party with fewer pretensions and perhaps a little more passion launched a second round of fun on the Central American isthmus. ...

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TRANCE-ATLANTIC STAR

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In the Melodious World of Trance, Holland’s DJ Tiësto Rules the Dancefloor. To some ears, dance music may be nothing without the rhythm and the groove, but as the rise of progressive trance amply illustrates, one cannot underestimate the importance of melody, either. For as the world’s biggest ...

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