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    2014 America’s Best DJ Nominees Revealed

    Port Washington, N.Y. –  Who will be America’s Best DJ 2014? Once again, the hotly anticipated ...

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    Get Your Taxidermied deadmau5 Dead Mouse on Etsy

    If you were looking for a unique way to express your fandom for deadmau5, a new product on ...

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    To celebrate SFX Entertainment’s IPO yesterday, Afrojack joined CEO Robert Sillerman and other ...

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Cross DJ Adds MIDI Control & Mixcloud Integration to Android App

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Cross DJ—the first pro DJ Android app—has released a new update allowing users to control their music with a controller. For now, users can connect their Android device to the U-Mix Control-Pro, although MixVibes promises that enhanced controller compatibility is in the works. With the U-Mix ...

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Hardwell and W&W Team Up for Free Track

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The Dutch dance forces have once again teamed up for “The Dance Floor Is Yours,” an upcoming free collaboration from Hardwell and W&W. The track was originally premiered by Hardwell at Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas last year and was born out of a late night studio session in Holland ...

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Pan-Pot Readies ‘Watergate 17′ Compilation Release

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Berlin’s famed Watergate club is entering its 12th year, and techno duo Pan-Pot have been named to curate the 17th installment of its Watergate CD mix series. Due out both physically and digitally on October 13 via Watergate Records, Watergate 17 features 19 tracks of both new and exclusive ...

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Serato Releases Serato DJ 1.7

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Serato has released Serato DJ 1.7, the latest update to its flagship software. The new update adds the Serato Flip and Serato DVS expansion packs, as well as enhanced hardware and Official Serato Accessory support—including support for the Pioneer DDJ-SX2, Numark NV, Pioneer DDJ-WeGO3, Akai Pro ...

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Pioneer DJ Introduces Ultra-Compact DDJ-WeGO3 Controller

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Pioneer DJ has introduced the DDJ-WeGO3, its next generation ultra-compact DJ controller aimed at beginner DJs. Equipped with an easy-to-use button and knob layout, the WeGO3 allows DJs of all skill levels to quickly get acclimated. The WeGO3 sports an entirely new look with an aluminum top ...

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Chauvet Professional Lights Peavey’s Booth at DJ Expo

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DJ Expo 2014 has come and gone, and although we’re all still reeling from the extravaganza, now’s a perfect time to begin reminiscing with a new video showing how Chauvet Professional lit up Peavey’s booth on the floor. In the video, Canal Sound and Light’s Jeffrey Kwan and lighting designer ...

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heRobust Shares His Top 5 Production Tips

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It’s a busy month for heRobust. In addition to dropping “Pump This”—a slimy big room collaborating with SNAILS for OWSLA—last week, the Atlanta-based DJ/producer delivered a guest mix for Sway In The Morning and is prepping for the release of his next track “Rain On Em” on September 22. ...

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Amtrac – ‘Those Days’

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Louisville, KY’s Amtrac is back with “Those Days,” his new house smash due out on September 3 via Mark Knight’s Toolroom Records. First premiered on Danny Howard’s BBC Radio 1 show, “Those Days” is based around an entrancing vocal sample loop through which Amtrac crafts a pulsing house rhythm. ...

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TomorrowWorld Announces 2014 Theme with New Trailer

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ID&T’s TomorrowWorld festival is set to return to the Chattahoochee Hills of Atlanta, GA from September 26-28, and organizers have revealed this year’s theme and Main Stage through the event’s official trailer. “The Arising of Life” has been named as the theme for TomorrowWorld’s sophomore ...

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America’s Best DJ Weekly Giveaway #8: Pioneer DDJ-SX Controller

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We’ve arrived at the finish line: it’s the final America’s Best DJ weekly giveaway! This week’s prize is title sponsor Pioneer DJ’s seminal DDJ-SX controller. Enter via the Punchtab widget below by midnight on Monday, September 1, and don’t forget to cast your vote here for a chance to win a ...

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Close Call: DJ Expo Crowns New Mobile Champ

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New Champ: Liotta flanked by Dom Sestito & Mike Walter. By Mike Walter Atlantic City, N.J. – This is a story about overcoming obstacles.  To use a baseball analogy, it’s about fouling off a few curve balls until you get the pitch you want… then swinging hard and hitting it deep. At this ...

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Kaskade – ‘Summer Nights (feat. The Brocks)’

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Kaskade is soaking up the last of the sun’s summer rays with “Summer Nights,” his new single out today on Audio Arkade. First created for his score to the Electronic Daisy Carnival documentary Under The Electric Sky and premiered at the festival in Las Vegas this past June, “Summer Nights” is a ...

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Knife Party Announces Album with Free Download of ‘Resistance’

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After months of rumors and teasers, Knife Party has officially announced the release of their debut album Abandon Ship and premiered its first single. Abandon Ship—set for release on October 27 via Big Beat Records—is the result of years of work from members Gareth McGrillen and Rob Swire, who ...

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Tomorrowland Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Three-Disc Compilation Release

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Belgium’s Tomorrowland Festival celebrated its tenth anniversary with a sold-out dual-weekend showing earlier this summer, and ID&T is further commerorating the milestone with a three-disc compilation album due out next month. Music Will Unite Us Forever – 10 Years of Madness will feature ...

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Daddy’s Groove – ‘Pulse (feat. TeamMate)’

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After premiering the video for their collaboration with Cryogenix earlier this month, Daddy’s Groove has returned with a preview of their new single “Pulse.” The track—out September 16 via Ultra Music—veers into anthem territory with an uplifting vocal from Teammate set over a deeply melodic ...

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ADJ Vortex 1200 Offers Moonflower Effects on a Moving Head

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American DJ is putting a new spin on the classic Moonflower lighting effect with its Vortex 1200 moving head. The Vortex 1200 is a powerful moving head is equipped with a 16-piece lens kit and twelve 10W RGBW quad-color LEDs that work together to create a maelstrom of color through the unit’s ...

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America’s Best DJ: Last Chance to Vote!

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Roonie G in the mix at Mix. What a summer it’s been on the America’s Best DJ Summer Tour Presented by Pioneer DJ & DJ Times. After more than 15 tour stops and thousands of ballots collected, we’ve reached the final week of voting for America’s Best DJ 2014. We took the nightshift down in... ...

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DJ Times’ Can’t-Miss at Electric Zoo 2014

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It’s been a bit of a bumpy road since the much-discussed incidents and investigations of 2013’s Electric Zoo, but the festival is set to make its grand return to New York City’s Randall’s Island Park this weekend. With over 145 performers, six stages, and three full days of music, Electric Zoo ...

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Electric Festival Aruba to Host Pre-ADE Conference

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Aruba’s Electric Festival made its debut last year with a multi-day lineup of electronic music’s finest talent and an official pre-Amsterdam Dance Event Conference, and the organizer’s of this year’s event have revealed the details of this year’s programming. This year’s pre-ADE Conference will ...

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dirtybird BBQ Brooklyn @ Verboten – 8.17.2014

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Backyard grill outs and underground tech house converged on a gorgeous summer Sunday at the Brooklyn stop of the touring dirtybird BBQ, hosted by Verboten. Held just down the road from the club, the event featured endless plates of pulled pork sandwiches and chicken wings in addition to a ...

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Eric Prydz Releases Two Free Cirez D Tracks

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Eric Prydz is celebrating his 10,000 tweets by releasing two new tracks from his Cirez D alias for free. Although Eric Prydz is mostly known for his intricate progressive house productions, his Cirez D alter ego has played both festival and after-hours sessions alike. The new tracks—“Accents” ...

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Chus + Ceballos Prep for Burning Man with Essential Tunes Playlist

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With just days to go until thousands of attendees descend upon the Nevada desert for the 2014 edition of Burning Man, Spanish DJ pair Chus & Ceballos are preparing for their performance at the Playa with a new playlist. The pair is set to play at the festival’s DISTRIKT on Wednesday, August ...

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GTA – ‘Cake’

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It may not be your birthday, but Miami-based duo GTA are giving fans a present with their new free download “Cake.” “Cake” is a style-shifting treat that perfectly encapsulates the pair’s “Death to Genres” mantra. The track opens with a thumping bass house beat and gunshots before ...

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Ferry Corsten feat. Nat Dunn – ‘Hyper Love’

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Ferry Corsten is back with his new single “Hyperlove,” out now on Flashover Recordings. “Hyper Love” is a massive, radio-ready anthem full of soaring vocals and lush production. The track’s verses feature production inspired by British breakbeat sounds that build to a monster of a progressive ...

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Chris Lake – ‘Sundown (Chris Lake Remix)’

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Chris Lake has reworked his 2011 hit “Sundown,” and is giving it away for free to fans for a limited time. Lake delivers a deeper rendition of the track for his remix, with an effortlessly sleek bouncing house drop. Amidst the acoustic guitar elements and raspy vocals, the British DJ/producer ...

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SNAILS & heRobust – ‘Pump This’

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Big room bass is in the air with the release of “Pump This,” the new collaborative single from SNAILS and heRobust. Atlanta’s heRobust is generally known for his brutal trap productions, but “Pump This” sees him and SNAILS venturing into pulsing big room territory. SNAILS’ signature slimy ...

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Beat Junkies Launch Digital Record Pool & Premiere Sampler Mix

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Legendary turntablist group Beat Junkies launched a digital record pool earlier this month, giving fans a rare chance inside their coveted crates. To celebrate the new record pool, the group has released a new mix showcasing a wide selection of the exclusive edits available only to subscribers. ...

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AC Slater Talks Night Bass US Tour

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Photo by Kaitlin Parry AC Slater is bringing his signature dose of deep low-end and late-night debauchery on the road this fall with his Night Bass tour. The tour represents an extension of his monthly Los Angeles party series of the same name and will see the DJ/producer joined by his peers ...

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The Day After Festival Reveals On-Sale Date & Trailer

The Day After Festival is set to make its return to Panama’s Figali Plaza in 2015, and organizers have begun to reveal its details through a new trailer. The 2015 edition of the festival will touch down from January 16-18 and will once again be put on in collaboration between Disco Donnie ...

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Moby & Skylar Grey – ‘The Last Day (Coyu & Ramiro Lopez Remix)’

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Suara head honcho—and noted cat aficionado—Coyu has teamed up with Ramiro Lopez for a remix of Moby’s “The Last Day.” Out now via Moby’s Little Idiot imprint, the remix is a percussion-centric tech house stormer that wears its tribal influences on its sleeve. Roaring drums are matched with a ...

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London’s Rsquared Crowned Pukka Up’s Ultimate DJ; Releases Winning Mix

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Image by Sam Allard After hundreds of entries and thousands of public votes, London-based DJ/producer Rsquared has been named the winner of Pukka Up’s Ultimate DJ Competition. Pukka Up—dubbed the world’s biggest boat party—named Rsquared’s DJ mix as the winning entry a public vote that created ...

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Guy Gerber & Puff Daddy Release ’11 11′ Album for Free

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After four years of work, one top-secret Miami listening party, and a few last-minute delays, Guy Gerber and Puff Daddy have finally taken the wraps off their collaborative album 11 11. Available for free on Beatport via Gerber’s own Rumors Records, the album is—fittingly—an 11-track ...

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Anabel Englund Talks New Hot Natured Sessions, Solo Album, & Favorite DJs

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After being featured on tracks by the likes of Hot Natured, MK & Lee Foss, PeaceTreaty, and Human Life, it’s fair to say that Anabel Englund is rapidly becoming one of dance music’s most in-demand vocalists. With a petite frame that houses a powerhouse combination of smoky stylings and ...

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Stafford Brothers – ‘This Girl (feat. Eva Simons & T.I.)’

Australian duo Stafford Brothers are keeping the spirit of summer alive with their new single “This Girl,” out now via CHM Records. The new single is a smooth cut of vocal progressive house, and features both rapper T.I. and frequent dance vocalist Eva Simons. Simons vocals channel a sense of ...

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The Prodigy Signs US Deal with Three Six Zero Music

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British rave pioneers The Prodigy have signed with the newly launched Three Six Zero Music in the US. The new label is an offshoot of Three Six Zero’s existing management services, and Three Six Zero Music is part of a new collaboration with Warner Bros. Records and Warner/Chappell Music. ...

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America’s Best DJ Weekly Giveaway #7: Pioneer HDJ-2000 Headphones

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Congrats to Trevor C., the winner of America’s Best DJ’s Week 6 giveaway, who has won a premium G-Shock watch! This week’s prize is a pair of HDJ-2000 headphones from sponsor Pioneer DJ. Enter via the widget below for your chance to win! Every week until voting closes we’ll be ...

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DJ Three Launches Hallucienda Imprint & Announces First Release

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After a ten year run with Hallucination Limited, DJ Three has dissolved the imprint to form his brand-new Hallucienda label. The new imprint will operate using a unique release strategy: singles will be vinyl-only while compilations and artist albums will be available digitally. The enigmatic ...

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Wankelmut & Emma Louise – ‘My Head Is A Jungle (MK Remix)’

Marc Kinchen has once again delivered a piano house anthem on his remix of Wankelmut and Emma Louise’s “My Head Is A Jungle.” For his remix, MK takes percussion-heavy acoustic elements of the original track and reformats them for ample club play. A thumping bassline takes on a funky groove ...

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Dreams: Tough Love on Toolroom Records & UK House Influences

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This summer has been anything but rough for rising UK house duo Tough Love. Following the release of their single “Dreams” earlier this summer on Mark Knight’s Toolroom Records, the pair has teamed up with French G House team Amine Edge & DANCE for The Perfect Love EP, out today on Tough ...

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Denon DJ Expands MC6000mk2’s Serato Integration; Bundles Serato DJ

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Denon DJ has announced that Serato DJ software will now be included with its flagship MC6000mk2 controller. Effective immediately, new MC6000mk2 customers will receive a voucher for the full version of Serato DJ. Additionally, Denon DJ has also announced support for Serato’s DVS Expansion Pack, ...

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Fedde Le Grand, Hot Since 82, & More Among Official Electric Zoo Afterparties

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Electric Zoo is just weeks away from taking over New York City’s Randall’s Island from August 29-31, and fans can now begin making their post-festival plans with the announcement of the event’s official afterparties. This year’s festivities will include events at both Pacha NYC in Hell’s ...

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Flashback Cruise Celebrates 4 Decades of Dance & Pop Culture; Announces Lineup

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The past and the present will unite early next year on the Flashback Cruise, a three-day getaway celebrating four decades of dance music and pop culture with world-renowned live performers, DJs, comedians, TV stars, and guest chefs. Slated to sail from Miami to the Bahamas from February ...

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dirtybird Adds Rap Duo EPMD to Tomorrow’s NYC BBQ Lineup

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dirtybird Serving Up Phat Beats + Tasty Treats at dirtyBird BBQ NYC The dirtybird crew has just announced Long Island’s very own funk-fueled, sample-heavy rap group EPMD will be performing at tomorrow’s dirtybird BBQ party in in Brooklyn. The party is presented by Verboten and will take ...

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PREMIERE: Afrojack – Jacked Radio 032

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After a whirlwind summer of the release of his debut album Forget the World, Afrojack is back with the latest installment of his Jacked Radio series, premiering exclusively at DJ Times. This episode is a festival-ready combination of big room bangers. After a gradual build with a variety of ...

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America’s Best DJ: The Last Lap

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Marquee: Sharam plays a special first-to-last set.After 3 months and more than 15 stops along the way, the America’s Best DJ Summer Tour Presented by Pioneer DJ & DJ Times has reached the home stretch. We’ve been in a New York state of mind for the past few weeks, with a pair of consecutive ...

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Daddy’s Groove & Cryogenix Premiere “Blackout” Video

Daddy’s Groove and Cryogenix have teamed up on their new single “Blackout”, and DJ Times is exclusively premiering the video for the collaboration between the pair of Italian dance trios. In the clip, the track’s sassy synth grooves are complemented by grand scenes of the ebbs and flows of ...

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DJ Times Nexus Radio 008: Mixed by Le Castle Vania

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Although he originally hails from Atlanta, GA, Dylan Eiland’s musical output has had little influence from the Dirty South. Since adopting the moniker Le Castle Vania, Eiland has created a discography of high-octane electro house bangers that have caught the eyes of even America’s Best DJ 2013 ...

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America’s Best DJ Weekly Giveaway #6: G-Shock Watch

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Congrats to last week’s winner, who won a pair of Pioneer HDJ-2000 headphones from ABDJ’s fifth weekly giveaway! This week, America’s Best DJ fans can enter to win a premium G-Shock watch! Enter via the widget below for your chance to win! Every week until voting closes ABDJ be ...

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Space Ibiza to Debut NYC Location in September

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New York City’s club options are further expanding, as Space Ibiza will open its first North American location in Hell’s Kitchen next month. Set to debut on Friday, September 12, Space Ibiza’s New York incarnation will lay in the heart of the West Side on 50th Street and 12th Avenue. The ...

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Pioneer DJ Announces DDJ-SX2

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Pioneer DJ has announced the Pioneer DDJ-SX2, the successor to its popular DDJ-SX controller. The DDJ-SX2 is the industry’s first controller to feature DJs native manipulation of Serato’s recently announced Serato Flip expansion, with designated buttons controlling its Record, Start, and Slot ...

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Amsterdam Dance Event Announces First Set of Festival Performers

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The first wave of artists performing as part of Amsterdam Dance Event’s festival programming has been announced. Set to descend upon Amsterdam from October 15-19, the ADE Festival will feature more than 2000 performers playing across 300 different events and 80 venues in the city. This year’s ...

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Skrillex Announces Fall US Tour & Red Bull Documentary

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Hot on the heels of his Mothership 2014 tour this summer and yesterday’s announcement of an intimate performance at Marquee New York next month, Skrillex has unveiled his plans for an extensive fall tour. The new tour will see the America’s Best DJ nominee playing 27 shows around the US. After ...

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Cajmere Preps for Verboten NY Residency Launch

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Regardless of what alias of his you’re familiar with, there’s no denying that Cajmere (aka America’s Best DJ nominee Green Velvet) is a legend when it comes to house music. The DJ/producer spent his formative years in the genre’s birthplace of Chicago, and launched his wildly successful Cajual ...

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Life In Color Announces First-Ever Two-Day Event in Miami

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The world’s largest paint party is getting even larger with Life In Color’s announcement that its Miami Life In Color Festival is expanding to two days for its sophomore installment this December. Announced during Martin Garrix’s performance during the first-ever EDM half-time show during ...

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Skrillex Announces Intimate Marquee New York Show; Tickets On Sale

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New York City EDM fans are in the for the night of their lives with Skrillex’s surprise announcement that he’ll be playing at Marquee Nightclub on Thursday, September 4. Similar to the unexpected release of his Recess album earlier this year, the America’s Best DJ nominee unveiled the news late ...

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Monstercat Artist Playlist: Haywyre

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Canadian electronic label Monstercat recently hit a landmark of one million records sold. To celebrate the achievement and the steps the forward-thinking label has taken to reach this point, DJ Times has talked to three of its artists to get their picks of their favorite Monstercat releases. ...

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Dillon Francis Announces ‘Money Sucks, Friends Rule’ Release Details

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Dillon Francis has announced release details of his long-awaited debut album Money Sucks, Friends Rule. Due out October 28 on Columbia Records, the album features a slew of collaborators from both the dance world and beyond, including DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, Major Lazer, Panic At The Disco’s ...

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Allen & Heath Introduces Xone:K1 Controller

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Allen & Heath’s DJ range has expanded with the introduction of its new Xone:K1 MIDI controller. The Xone:K1 features six endless rotary encoders with push switches, 12 analog pots, four linear faders, and 30 backlit performance switches with three-color illumination. The new controller ...

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Dash Berlin Announces New ‘We Are (Part 1)’ LP

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The wait is over for Dash Berlin fans, as the details of the release of his new studio album We Are (Part 1) have been revealed. Due out on August 29 via Armada Music, the full-length release serves as his first full-length release since 2012’s #musicislife and features eight tracks, including ...

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Livid Instruments & Dubspot Announce DS1 MIDI Mixer

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Livid Instruments has teamed up with Dubspot for the DS1, a new MIDI mixer aimed to bring classic audio design to the digital world. The DS1 was designed with an emphasis on quality and portability, perfect for the stage, studio, and on-the-go. The unit is constructed from lightweight aluminum ...

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Red Bull Music Academy Announces 2014 Tokyo Event Series

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Red Bull Music Academy is set to make its Tokyo debut this year from October 12 to November 14, and the schedule of public events has been unveiled. During the day, the 59 Academy participants will work together in the custom-designed studio complex in Tokyo’s Shibuya district, with lectures ...

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Akai Announces AFX & AMX Serato DJ Controllers

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Akai Professional has announced the AFX and AMX, a pair of versatile USB controllers for Serato DJ users of all kinds. The AFX features an intuitive array of knobs, pads, and buttons for advanced track manipulation, with ten pad modes enabling DJs to trigger samples, hot-cues, slicing, and more ...

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Amine Edge & DANCE and Tough Love Collab on ‘The Perfect Love’ EP

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French and UK house collide on “The Perfect Love” EP, a collaborative project between Amine Edge & DANCE and Tough Love two years in the making. The EP opens with dual-rendition of “Perfect Love.” The first part is an uproarious cut channeling 90s house with its diva vocal samples, while ...

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Tiësto Releases Album Release Party Aftermovie

This past June, Tiësto gave New York City fans a one-of-a-kind album release party for A Town Called Paradise at Terminal 5. Sponsored by 7UP, the sold-out event saw the DJ Times August cover star deliver a three-hour DJ set featuring guest performances from the album’s collaborators, including ...

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Serato DJ 1.7 Introduces Serato Flip Expansion Pack

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Serato has announced the release of Serato Flip, a new Serato DJ Expansion Pack that allows users to create custom edits and extended mixes of their music. Serato Flip allows users to record Cue Point and Censor actions, each of which can be saved and looped. Users can save up to 6 of these ...

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Oliver $ & Jimi Jules – ‘Pushing On’

Groovy house and disco funk collide on “Pushing On,” the new collaborative single from Oliver $ and Jimi Jules. Centered around a deep, pulsing bassline, the pair sprinkle lone piano chords and cowbell percussion in throughout for production that’s modernly fresh while still referencing the ...

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PREMIERE: Swanky Tunes – “Fix Me” Mix

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Hot on the heels of the release of “Fire In Our Hearts” on Revealed Records, Swanky Tunes has unleashed “Fix Me,” a follow-up single out now on Flamingo Records. The track is a vocal-driven progressive house epic, full of cascading synth blips and the dramatic styling of featured singer Raign. ...

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Psychedelic Journey: Feed Me on New Tour, EP, & Kill The Noise Collab

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Jon Gooch isn’t afraid to show his teeth. As the man behind the devilish alias known as Feed Me, he’s produced a body of work that transcends the typical genre boundaries of electro house and dubstep. Of course, it’s just one part of his multifaceted artistic persona, which also includes his ...

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Chauvet DJ Introduces New Wireless, Battery-Powered Wash Freedom Lights

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Chauvet DJ has shed the restraints of power cords, DMX cables, and DMX controllers with the addition of three new models to its Freedom Series of battery-operated wash lights. The three new models—the Freedom Par Tri-6, Freedom Par Quad-4, and Freedom Par Hex 4—are 40% lighter and one-third the ...

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Waves Audio Partners with Dave Clarke for Plugin Collection

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Waves EMP—the Electronic Music Production division of Waves Audio—has announced the release of the Dave Clarke EMP Toolbox. The plugin collection was created in collaboration with Dave Clarke himself, who just wrapped up hosting his own stage at Boom, Belgium’s Tomorrowland festival for the ...

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NYC Giveaway: Magda, Mike Servito, & Mike Huckaby @ Output on August 2, 2014

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Brooklyn is in store for a wild night this weekend courtesy of The Bunker, as they’ll be putting on a High Kicks & Neck Snaps party at Output on Saturday, August 2. With a diverse lineup in both the main room—including Magda, Mike Servito, and Bryan Kasenic—and the adjacent Panther ...

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Pan-Pot Stars in Second Part of Native Instruments’ ‘The Future of DJing’ Series

Native Instruments launched its The Future of DJing video series last month by chatting with MK about the relevance of vinyl in the modern era, and German duo Pan-Pot are starring in the latest installment. In the second part of the series, the Berlin-based techno pair discusses the transition ...

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Monstercat Artist Playlist – Stephen Walking

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In an age of free downloads, file sharing, and podcasts, it’s not easy to shift a million records anymore. However, Canadian-based electronic label Monstercat has done just that, which is no small feat for an independent label to have achieved in less than three years. It’s no coincidence that ...

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J.Phlip – Live from Movement Detroit 2014

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This past May, the stars aligned for dirtybird artist J.Phlip when she was asked to fill in for Boys Noize’s closing set on the Beatport Stage of Detroit’s Movement Electronic Music Festival following his last-minute cancellation due to illness. The San Francisco-based DJ/producer proceeded to ...

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DJ Times Nexus Radio Episode 007: Mixed by Destructo

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No one knows how to party HARD quite like Destructo. As the founder of HARD Events, Destructo—the stage name of Gary Richards—is no stranger to the fundamentals of planning massive electronic music shows and festivals. In addition to preparing for the upcoming HARD Red Rocks and HARD summer ...

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Goldroom Gives Producers Chance to “Premix” New Single

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In 2014, any song that’s released is bound to be remixed and reworked a seemingly infinite number of times by producers all over the internet. Indie dance producer Goldroom is taking this notion and flipping it upside down with “The Premix,” a new idea for which he’s releasing the vocal stem of ...

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Mass Bass 2014 @ Privilege Ibiza Photo Diary

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Generally, house has a stranglehold on Ibiza’s endless clubbing nights, but Privilege Ibiza has been satisfying bassheads all summer with its weekly Mass Bass party. Featuring heavy beats and stacked lineups including Bassnectar, Excision, Dada Life, A-Trak, Gesaffelstein, and more, the event ...

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Digital Lab Premieres ‘Here We Go’ Remix Competition Winner

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Last month, Digital Lab partnered with Wavo to hold a remix competition for “Here We Go,” his single with MITS. After choosing from over 60 entries, Turkish producer Yigit Turgay’s rework has been named the winning entry. Turgay’s mix is a feisty electro bomb with grinding basslines and a ...

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Dirty South Releases Trailer for ‘With You’ Album & Short Film

Fresh off the news of his signing with Astralwerks, Dirty South has released the trailer to his upcoming short film and album With You. The ambitious With You project consist of a brand new artist LP from the DJ/producer in addition to a short film written, directed, and produced by Dirty South ...

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Insomniac Announces Nocturnal Wonderland Lineup

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Nocturnal Wonderland is set to make its return for its 19th edition on September 5-6 at Los Angeles’ San Manuel Amphitheater & Grounds, and Insomniac has just announced the lineup for the festival. This year’s lineup consists of a mix of big names and rising artists spread across four ...

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Cole Plante – ‘Before I’m Yours (feat. Brian Logan Dales & Brix)’

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At just 17 years old, Cole Plante has already achieved a staggering level of success, from playing with Paul Oakenfold at Las Vegas’ Rain Nightclub when he just 14 to opening for popstar Demi Lovato’s arena tour earlier this year. Now, his production skills are back at the forefront with the ...

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America’s Best DJ Weekly Giveaway #5: Pioneer HDJ-2000 Headphones & 2 DJ Expo Passes

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Congrats to ther winners of the America’s Best DJ Week 4 giveaway, who have won a premium G-Shock watch and a full DJ Expo admission pass, respectively. This week’s prize is a pair of HDJ-2000 headphones from sponsor Pioneer DJ or two passes to The DJ Expo in Atlantic City, NJ from August ...

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Duck Sauce Releases Limited ‘Radio Stereo’ Traktor Vinyl Single

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Traktor users can now get their hands on a special “Quacktor Scratch” vinyl housing Duck Sauce’s new single “Radio Stereo.” The duo—comprised of America’s Best DJ nominees A-Trak and Armand van Helden—has teamed with Native Instruments to produce a bright orange Traktor Control vinyl limited to ...

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Thomas Gold Shares Top 5 NYC Moments Ahead of Governors Island Takeover

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Thomas Gold is set to properly take over New York City this weekend, with both a massive show at Governors Island and an afterparty at Pacha NYC. On Saturday, August 2, Gold will host a mini-festival, with a stacked lineup of seven performers joining him at the Governors Beach Club. dBerrie, ...

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Electric Zoo Announces Beatport Stage

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With just weeks to go until Made Event’s Electric Zoo festival takes over New York City’s Randall’s Island from August 29-31, organizers have announced that Beatport will host its own stage at the event. Beatport—Made Event’s fellow SFX Entertainment, Inc. company—will take over Riverside Stage ...

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Adventure Club Announces Fall Tour Plans & NYC Pier of Fear Show

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This fall will be a busy one for Canadian duo Adventure Club, as the group has announced they will be joining the traveling Safe In Sound Festival in addition to a special Halloween show in New York City. For the Safe In Sound Festival, Adventure Club will join Flux Pavilion and Destroid ...

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Azealia Banks – ‘Heavy Metal and Reflective’

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After a highly-publicized series of delays for her long-awaited debut Broke With Expensive Taste, rapper Azealia Banks has finally unveiled “Heavy Metal and Reflective,” her first release since her split with Interscope Records earlier this month. As the follow-up to her 2013 LIL ...

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Moog Music Announces Moogfest’s Biennial Plans

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Asheville, NC’s Moogfest debut its rebooted Spring event this past April, and Moog Music has now announced that the festival will shift to become biennial. The next Moogfest will take place in 2016, with Moog Music citing an effort to maintain the event’s authenticity as a reason behind the ...

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Lana Del Rey – “Ultraviolence (Hook N Sling Remix)”

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Fresh off the hyped release of Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence last month, Hook N Sling has unveiled his remix of the album’s title track. As the follow-up to the Australian DJ/producer’s Beatport No.1 “Tokyo By Night,” the remix is a sweeping progressive house banger. Electro synth crashes bounce ...

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Danny Tenaglia Preps Balance Compilation & North American Tour

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Danny Tenaglia has announced he will be the latest to provide a compilation to the Balance mix series, which will be released September 16 via Balance Music. Tenaglia’s Balance 025 compilation is his first in six years, and features two discs and 36 tracks. Each track on the compilation has ...

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NYC Giveaway: Wolf + Lamb @ Marquee on August 1, 2014

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New York City will be feeling the Crew Love this week, as Wolf + Lamb are taking over Marquee this Friday. The Brooklyn-based America’s Best DJ nominees will play to a hometown crowd as part of the club’s Friday night Basic series of parties, with residents (and fellow nominees) Sleepy & ...

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Roland Releases AIRA Line Updates

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Following its unveiling earlier this year, Roland’s AIRA line has been updated with a set of new features and enhancements affecting all users. The AIRA line—consisting of the TR-8 Rhythm Performer, TB-3 Touch Bassline, VT-3 Voice Transformer, and SYSTEM-1 PLUG-OUT Synthesizer—now features ...

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ADJ’s Inno Beam LED Offers Strength & Versatility with Low Power Draw

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American DJ is bringing strength and versatility to even the lowest of power situations with its Inno Beam LED. The moving head fixture is powered by a bright white 80W LED source, and the unit utilizes a tight 6-degree beam angle and eight colors to deliver an extensive range of mid-air beam ...

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DJ Times & SKAM Artist’s Summer Jams 2014 Playlist – Bad Boy Bill

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Over the past month, DJ Times has talked with some of SKAM Artist’s finest acts to get their picks for the quintessential summer jams for 2014. With playlists from Richard Vission, Caroline D’Amato, DJ Irie, and VICE, we’ve compiled the soundtrack for those long summer days and nights. For the ...

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PREMIERE: Sevag – ‘The Heat’

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Over the past few years, Sevag has delivered a series of top-notch big room reworks of pop hits as part of his Area-201 remixes. However, the New York City is once again stepping out on his with a new original release on Cr2 Records, and DJ Times has the full premiere of “The Heat.” For... Read More

Overdrive: Oliver Heldens on UK No.1, New Single, and the EDC Main Stage

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Between genre mainstays like Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, and Fedde Le Grand, it’s no small task to break into the upper echelon of the Dutch dance music scene. However, Oliver Heldens flipped the script with 2013’s “Gecko,” his debut single on Tiësto’s Musical Freedom label that blurred genre ...

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PREMIERE: DJ Sub Zero – ‘In The Club’

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France’s DJ Sub Zero makes his return to Gregori Klosman’s Guru Records with his new single “In The Club,” and DJ Times is premiering the full track. Despite the title, the track is anything but generic club fodder with its future house drop that merges elements of garage, electro, and grime. A ...

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America’s Best DJ: Red Rocks & Concrete Jungles

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Global Dance Festival: Wolfgang Gartner’s view of Colorado’s Red Rocks. | Photo: Simon AlexanderFrom the Red Rocks to the Urban Jungle, dance fans were in for two servings of America’s Best DJ fun. This past weekend, the America’s Best DJ Summer Tour Presented by Pioneer DJ & DJ ...

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Prime Time: Justin Prime Hits NYC

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By Michelle Fetky New York City – Justin Prime, the Dutch progressive and electro house DJ and music producer, is making a rare appearance in NYC tonight at Melrose Ballroom. Caffeine Events & Bass Connection are bringing to Astoria, Queens, over 10 hours of music, featuring over 20 artists ...

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NYC Giveaway: Sharam (Extended Set) @ Marquee on July 25, 2014

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New York City’s in for a rare treat this week, as America’s Best DJ nominee Sharam will play a special first-to-last set at Marquee on Friday, July 25. As one member of the recently reunited duo Deep Dish (alongside fellow America’s Best DJ nominee Dubfire), Sharam’s been a mainstay in dance ...

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HYTE Park Festival @ Governors Island, NYC – 7.12.14 & 7.13.14

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While techno may usually be relegated to the late hours of the night inside underground clubs, there’s no reason not to soak up the sun with pulsing beats and thumping bass based upon the success of the HYTE Park festival. Put on in tandem between HYTE and RPM Presents, the fest delivered ...

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Diplo to Host VH1’s Soundclash Series

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Dance music continues its crossover into the mainstream public, as Diplo is set to host VH1’s new Soundclash series. The show—produced by Questlove—premieres tonight at 9 PM EST and will deliver unlikely pairings of artists, who will perform classic jams, current hits, and on-the-spot, ...

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Subb-an Announces 6-Date North American Tour

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UK DJ/producer Subb-an has announced plans for a mini North American tour this August. The underground house artist will play six dates on the quick jaunt, kicking off with a performance at Chicago’s Spybar on August 15. The tour will wrap on Sunday, August 24 and will include stops at Miami’s ...

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Flying Lotus Announces New ‘You’re Dead!’ Album

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After months of teasing its existence, Flying Lotus has finally announced his upcoming album You’re Dead and an accompanying tour. You’re Dead is due out October 7 on Warp Records. Very little about the album beyond its release date and title has been announced, but Flying Lotus has revealed a ...

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Pete Tong to Host Reddit AMA

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With a career spanning more than two decades, Pete Tong has seen the evolution of dance music from the front lines. Fans interested in picking his brain are in luck, as the legendary DJ will host a Reddit Ask Me Anything session on July 24. The AMA will go live at 9 PM CET (3... Read More

SBTRKT Announces ‘Wonder Where We Land’ Album & World Tour

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After giving fans a first preview with the Sampha collaboration “Temporary View” last month, SBTRKT has taken the wraps off his new album Wonder Where We Land with a new single and world tour. Due out September 23 on Young Turks, Wonder Where We Land comes on the heels of his 2011 debut album ...

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Pretty Lights Announces Digital Release of ‘The Hidden Shades’ EP

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Earlier this year, Pretty Lights released the limited edition The Hidden Shades as a double 10” vinyl set for Record Store Day 2014, but now all fans can enjoy the EP following its digital release. Consisting of four unreleased tracks from the sessions that created yielded the Grammy-nominated ...

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Chauvet DJ Intimidators Shine at Japan’s Vanity Osaka

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Nestled in Japan’s third largest city, Vanity Osaka has taken its place as the country’s newest nightclub with some help from Chauvet Professional fixtures and Chauvet DJ’s Intimidator line. Designed by Michael Meacham of Miami’s iDesign Productions, the lighting of Vanity Osaka features over ...

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America’s Best DJ Weekly Giveaway #4: G-Shock Watch & DJ Expo Full Pass

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Congrats to the last week’s winner, who won a pair of Pioneer HDJ-2000 headphones from the third weekly America’s Best DJ 2014 giveaway! This week’s prizes include a premium G-Shock watch and full admission pass to the DJ Expo in Atlantic City, NJ’s Trump Taj Mahal from August 11-14. Enter via ...

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NYC Giveaway: Bounce Boat feat. Capital Cities & Solidisco on July 25, 2014

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All summer long, New Yorkers have set sail on the Hudson River aboard the Bounce Boat, Bounce Media Group’s flagship event series. Taking place aboard the 1200-capacity Hornblower Infinity, attendees have been treated to a full LED light show, state-of-the-art sound system, and performances ...

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Duke Dumont – ‘Mumble Man’

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Duke Dumont’s singles have been no strangers to pop radio airwaves across the world, but the UK DJ/producer is aiming straight for the clubs with the release of his new single “Mumble Man.” Taken from his upcoming For Club Play Only – Part 3 EP, “Mumble Man” eschews the pop leanings for a ...

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Amsterdam Dance Event Conference Announces First Round of Topics & Speakers

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With Amsterdam Dance Event set to return to from October 15-19, organizers have begun to solidify the program’s plans with the announcement of the first round of topics and speakers. Marting Garrix and Oliver Heldens will each participate in Q&A sessions as part of ADE Next on October 18. ...

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Electric Zoo Announces Vinyl-Only Sunday School Stage

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Made Event’s Electric Zoo is set to return to New York’s Randall’s Island next month from August 29-31, and the underground Sunday School showing at the festival has been expanded to include a Vinyl-Only stage. The stage aims to provide attendees with an intimate club environment within the ...

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Joe Bermudez – ‘Nintendo (feat. April Efff)’

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Joe Bermudez has successfully maintained both his radio DJ career—including his syndicated Mass Movement program—and live DJ gigs for years, and the New England artist has released a new single “Nintendo” in addition to a full artist album. For the single, the Boston-based DJ/producer combines ...

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Richie Hawtin Releases Free Download of ‘EXhale’ from Plastikman Performance

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Richie Hawtin revived his Plastikman alter ego after a 10-year hibernation with last month’s release of EX, and fans can now get a peek at its one-off performance at Barcelona’s Sónar Festival with “EXhale (Sónar Live Mix).” The track is a seven-minute epic of moody ambiance and delicate ...

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Tough Love – ‘Dreams’

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London-based duo Tough Love is back with “Dreams,” the pair’s new release on Mark Knight’s Toolroom Records. First premiered on MistaJam’s BBC 1Xtra show, the single is a slick piece of indie dance with its infinitely catchy dreamy synth lines and garage-inspired vocal hooks. A prime house cut ...

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Nexus Radio Episode 006 – Mixed by Nutritious

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Not many DJs are as legit as New York’s own Nutritious. His talent for producing, mixing, and remixing has caught the eye of many a tastemaker, leading to performances at the hottest clubs across the globe. As a testament to his ability and success, the Brooklyn-based DJ has played alongside ...

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#FreePlayFriday – 7/18/2014

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After celebrating its first birthday last week, #FreePlayFriday returns with a brand-new set of five free tracks for your listening pleasure. This installment has a little bit of everything: underground house, French electro, and everything in between. Disclosure’s collaboration with Sam Smith ...

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Cerwin-Vega Expands XD Series & P-Series at Summer NAMM 2014

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Gibson’s Cerwin-Vega brand has announced the expansion of its XD series of powered desktop speakers and P-Series line of loudspeakers at this week’s Summer NAMM 2014 expo in Nashville, TN. The P1000X 10-inch Powered Loudspeaker is the latest addition to the company’s P-Series. Capable of solo ...

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W&W & Headhunterz Tease Upcoming ‘Shocker’ Collaboration

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Worlds are colliding on “Shocker,” a new collaboration between Dutch DJ/producers W&W and Headhunterz. First premiered during W&W’s main stage performance at Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, the new track combines the festival electro of the duo’s sets with the aggressive hardstyle of ...

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Anna Lunoe Releases ‘All Out’ Video & New Luney Tunes Mix

Anna Lunoe has hit her stride this summer, with the release of her jungle-bass stormer “BDD” on Skrillex’s NEST HQ imprint and the subsequent debut of her new single “All Out” on Ultra Records. The Australian DJ/producer is keeping the momentum going with the premiere of the single’s video and ...

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Novation Announces Launch Control XL

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Novation has announced the Launch Control XL, a mixer designed to help Ableton users focus more on their music and less on their laptop. The Launch Control XL is built with 24 knobs arranged in rows of eight, mirroring Ableton’s mixer interface. The controller is also equipped with 16 ...

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American DJ Launches Ultra HEX Par 3

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American DJ has introduced the Ultra HEX Par 3; an LED Par fixture that produces wide washes in a wide range of colors through its three 10W HEX LEDs and 63 built-in color macros. The HEX Par 3 uses Hex LEDs, which pack red, green, blue, amber, white, and UV into one diode, allowing users... ...

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America’s Best DJ: Birthday Celebrations and Mile-High Festivals

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Ruby Skye: Robbie Rivera performs to the San Francisco crowd. New York, NY – Following some San Franciscan fun, the America’s Best DJ Summer Tour Presented by Pioneer DJ & DJ Times is pulling double duty this weekend with stops in both New York City and Denver, CO. This past Saturday, we ...

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PREMIERE: Paul Ursin – ’28 Drums’

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Italian DJ/producer Paul Ursin is the latest artist to sign with Pleasurekraft’s Kraftek label, and DJ Times has the premiere of his new single “28 Drums.” Opening with a mesmerizing hi-hat loop, the track builds to a tribal drum pattern that underscores its sliding bassline. A reverbed vocal ...

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Pioneer DJ Announces PLX-1000 Turntable

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Pioneer DJ has announced the PLX-1000, a new professional turntable offering a user-friendly control layout, high-torque direct drive mechanism, and exceptional playback quality. The model was first teased earlier this year at Frankfurt, Germany’s MusikMesse music fair and acts as an analog ...

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Moko – ‘Your Love’

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Moko first made a splash last year with Chase & Status’ UK top 5 single “Count On Me,” and the British artist has once again collaborated with the production pair for her new single “Your Love.” Taken as the first single from her upcoming Gold EP, the Chase & Status-produced single is a ...

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Advancing Men: Groove Armada on Warehouse Raves & Moda Black Compilation

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British duo Groove Armada has spent the past year exploring its underground club roots, going back to basics by eschewing its live band performances in favor of DJ sets and house basslines. The boys showcased this sound earlier this year on their three-track Moda Black EP Pork Soda, and dropped ...

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Carnage Announces Parental Advisory North American Tour

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It’s a good month for Carnage. In addition to his cover feature in the July edition of DJ Times and release of his single “Bricks,” the America’s Best DJ nominee has just revealed plans for his North American Parental Advisory tour this fall. During the two-month tour, Carnage will make an ...

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Guy Gerber & Diddy – ‘Tourist Trap’

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After the official reveal of “My Heart”—the first single from Diddy & Guy Gerber’s long-awaited 11 11 collaborative project—last week, the pair has unveiled the latest track “Tourist Trap.” Opening with a glacial synth strike, “Tourist Trap” descends into a dark corridor of hypnotic drums ...

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Smile: Dada Life on New Single, SubPac, and Hot Air Balloon Voyage

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 “One Smile” is the name of Dada Life’s new single, and there aren’t many titles that could be better fitting. Over the past few years, the Swedish pair—comprised of Olle Cornéer and Stefan Engblom—has become infamous for its raucous live shows, party-inducing productions, and curious obsession ...

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Dirty South Signs Album Deal with Astralwerks; New Single in August

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Dirty South has signed with Astralwerks for the release of his new album later this year. The Serbia-born, Australia-based DJ/producer joins artists like Duke Dumont and Porter Robinson, who both signed with the label over the past year for the release of their forthcoming debut albums. The ...

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America’s Best DJ Weekly Giveaway #3: Pioneer HDJ-2000 Headphones

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Congrats to the last week’s winners, who have won a premium G-Shock watch and a full DJ Expo admission pass, respectively, from the second weekly America’s Best DJ 2014 giveaway! This week’s prize is a pair of HDJ-2000 headphones from sponsor Pioneer DJ. Enter via the widget below ...

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Chus & Ceballos Release ‘Balearica 2014′ Compilation & New Single

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Spanish DJ/producers Chus  & Ceballos are adding a packed release schedule to their endless stream of summer shows with the release of their Balearica 2014 compilation and new single “La Colombiana.” As mentioned in our chat with the boys last week, Chus & Ceballos have released their ...

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Hercules & Love Affair Announces Fall US Tour

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Andy Butler’s ever-shifting musical outlet Hercules & Love Affair released its third album The Feast of The Broken Heart this past May, and the band has announced a rare North American tour this fall to promote the album. The tour is an extensive jaunt through the US and Canada, kicking off ...

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Amine Edge & DANCE Deliver G House-Filled Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1

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In the world of underground house, few spring to mind as quickly as French duo Amine Edge & DANCE. Beginning as teenage friends from Marseille, the group has carved out a style all their own. Continually throwing down rowdy sets at clubs and festivals across the globe, the duo’s work has ...

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Chauvet’s FlareCON Air Interface Controls Lights via Tablets & Smartphones

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Chauvet DJ has further advanced wireless lighting flexibility with its new FlareCON Air hardware interface, allowing users to control any of the brand’s Freedom series of fixtures directly from their smartphones and tablets. The system is compatible with both iOS and Android devices, as users ...

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DJ Times & SKAM Artist’s Summer Jams 2014 Playlist – Caroline D’Amore

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For the fourth installment of DJ Times and SKAM Artist’s Summer Jams Playlist, model-turned DJ/producer Caroline D’Amore gives her picks of her favorite tracks for the season. Right now, she’s spreading her wings and playing all over the US, from Miami Beach to Detroit. Along the way, she’s ...

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Thomas Gold Announces DJ Contest for Upcoming NYC Governors Island Show

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Thomas Gold is gearing up for his massive Governors Island takeover in New York City on August 2, and he’s giving aspiring DJs the chance to play alongside him for the special event. To enter, DJs can submit a 15-minute mini mix via Soundcloud, with a round of voting and subsequent selection by ...

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BT feat. Christian Burns – ‘Paralyzed’

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BT has returned with his new single “Paralyzed”. For the track, the America’s Best DJ nominee reunites with vocalist Christian Burns—recently featured on Tiësto’s A Town Called Paradise—for a soaring progressive house number. Accented with light guitar strumming, BT crafts a deeply melodic ...

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PREMIERE: Tom Piper & Jaguar Skills – ‘VYBLYF’

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Australia is in the midst of a bit of a dance renaissance, and “VYBLYF,” Tom Piper’s new collaboration with UK DJ/producer Jaguar Skills, is a testament to this fact. On “VYBLYF,” the pair channels 90s rave through a Melbourne Bounce lens. Crackling synth lines recall the bombastic side of The ...

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Too Much: Bright Light Bright Light Talks New Album, Ableton, & DIY Marketing

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New York — Following an initial foray into music with folk-inspired releases under his given name, Welsh DJ and singer-songwriter Rod Thomas transitioned into electronic productions after adopting the alias Bright Light Bright Light. After four years of learning to produce, finding his sound, ...

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#FreePlayFriday – 7/11/2014

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It’s a very special occasion. Exactly one year ago, the inaugural edition of #FreePlayFriday —then called #FreePlayThursday—debuted with a set of 8 tracks, tied together by a shared price of $0. In the ensuing 52 weeks, it’s become the home of over 200 songs, remixes, bootlegs, and DJ tools, ...

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America’s Best DJ: Going for Gold in San Francisco

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Wild: DJ Times July cover star Carnage rains bass down on Las Vegas’ Marquee Dayclub. San Francisco, CA — After a weekend in Vegas, we’re Golden Gate-bound! This Saturday, America’s Best DJ Summer Tour Presented by Pioneer DJ & DJ Times will touch down at San Francisco’s Ruby Skye ...

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NYC Giveaway: Sleepy & Boo + Friends @ Marquee on Friday, July 18

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Resident DJ and talent booking duo Sleepy & Boo are bringing their staple Sleepy & Boo + Friends event back to Marquee New York on Friday, July 18. This show will represent the third iteration of the married pair’s signature event at the club this year, and will feature performances ...

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Red Bull Music Academy Announces Tokyo 2014 Participants

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Red Bull Music Academy is set to make its debut in Tokyo, Japan from October 12-November 14, and the 60 participants for this edition have been announced. The 60 attendees were chosen from over 6000 applications by a Red Bull Music Academy jury and will be divided into two sets of 30 to attend ...

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John Dahlbäck feat. Rebecca & Fiona – ‘Honors’

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John Dahlbäck has teamed up with fellow Swedes Rebecca & Fiona for his new single “Honors,” due out August 5 via Ultra Records. First previewed throughout Miami Music Week earlier this year, the track sees Dahlbäck setting the focus on rich melodies and warm synths. Light harpsichord ...

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WATCH: Chicago Artists Honor Frankie Knuckles with Graffiti Mural

A team of Chicago artists have paid tribute to house music legend and hometown hero Frankie Knuckles with a graffiti mural along the city’s Blue Line, and fans can watch the process of its creation via the time-lapse video above. Painted on a rooftop wall on Fullerton and California Avenue in ...

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Flosstradamus – ‘Drop Top (feat. Travis Porter)’

Much like Carnage’s collaboration with Migos a few weeks back, the gap between big room trap and hip continues to narrow with the release of the video of “Drop Top,” Flosstradamus’ new single with Travis Porter. The America’s Best DJ nominees team up with the Atlanta, GA-based hip hop group for ...

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Moonrise Festival Releases Phase Two Lineup

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Baltimore, MD’s Moonrise Festival is set to rise from the ashes of its 2013 cancellation on August 9-10, and its return has been further cemented with the announcement of its Phase Two lineup. Following last month’s Phase One unveiling—which included headliners Kaskade and Bassnectar—festival ...

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David Morales Honors Michael Jackson & Frankie Knuckles with New Remixes

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Xscape, the first posthumous album from Michael Jackson, was released earlier this year, and David Morales is paying tribute to both Jackson and Frankie Knuckles— Morales’ close friend and collaborator—with a set of remixes for “Love Never Felt So Good.” The new remixes are credited under ...

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Native Instruments Releases Circuit Halo Expansion for Maschine

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Native Instruments has released its new Circuit Halo expansion for Maschine, allowing users to combine vintage synths and drum machine samples with contemporary patterns. The new sound set combines multi-sampled synths, classic drum machines, custom glitch modulation effects, and new presets ...

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Download Two New Baauer Tracks with this Secret Code

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Baauer is back with a pair of new tracks, each of which is available for free on his website via the use of a secret code. For “Soulja,” the America’s Best DJ nominee turns Soulja Boy’s “Birdwalk” into a raunchy trap banger. Dirty bass stabs explode as the rapper’s vocals are sampled and ...

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Brennan Heart to Launch Sirius XM’s First Hardstyle Radio Show

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Hardstyle’s global popularity continues to grow with the announcement that Dutch DJ Brennan Heart will launch the genre’s first-ever Sirius XM radio show. Brennan Heart Presents We Hardstyle will premiere on Friday, July 18 at 3 AM EST and will aim to provide listeners with a taste of ...

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‘Logical Evolution’: Chus + Ceballos on Debut Album, Label, & The House Explosion

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When it comes to Chus + Ceballos, both the weather and the house music are always tropical. The Spanish DJ/production pair—consisting of Chus L. Esteban and J. Pablo Ceballos—has played to crowds across the globe together for well over a decade, amassing a rabid fanbase with their joyous sets ...

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Skrillex Drops ‘Recess’ Remix EP

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Skrillex shocked fans everywhere with the surprise release of his album back in March, and he’s now unleashed a set of hard-hitting remixes of the title collaboration with Kill The Noise. Milo & Otis’ mix opens the EP and is primed for festival play with its main stage-ready progressive ...

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Basement Jaxx Prep for ‘Junto’ Album Release with Verboten Performance

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It’s been four years since the pair’s last official album, but Basement Jaxx is gearing up for next month’s release of Junto with a show at Brooklyn’s Verboten club on Wednesday, July 16. The celebrated UK act is returning after having taken time out to score two films—Attack The Block and The ...

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The Way It Is: Kove on New Single, Festivals, & Ibiza

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It’s been a whirlwind year for UK DJ/producer Kove. After getting his start on Andy C’s RAM Records imprint Program Recordings, Kove—real name James Rockhill—found his tracks in the hands of artists like Chase & Status before scoring big with his 2013 single “Love For You.” Now, he’s ...

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Guy Gerber & Diddy – ‘My Heart’

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After four years of quiet work and industry rumors, Diddy and Guy Gerber have finally premiered the first official glimpse of their 11 11 collaborative project with the single “My Heart.” Eschewing the conventional notions of dance-rap crossovers, “My Heart” is an sullen exploration of ...

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Chauvet Showcases Nexus at EDC’s Basspod Stage

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Photo: Aldo Parenti Chauvet’s Nexus rig continued to show off its dynamic versatility at last month’s Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, at which it provided the crux of the light show at the festival’s Basspod stage. The light show was designed by SJ Lighting’s Steve Lieberman, who fit the ...

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Pete Tong Plans All Gone to Sea Google Hangout with MK, Tensnake, & More

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Pete Tong is gearing up to set sail from Miami for the inaugural edition of his All Gone to Sea cruise from November 6-10, and the British DJ is hosting a Google Hangout on Wednesday, July 9 to chat with his fellow cruisers. Tong will be joined by crewmates and performers Tensnake, Eats ...

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EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOAD: Monarchy – ‘Living Without You (Dead Robot Remix)’

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Between the euphoric synthpop original mix and the surreal video for MK’s remix of it, Monarchy’s “Living Without You” has been one of Ultra Records’ most interesting releases of the summer. Now, DJ Times is giving another reason to check out the song with an exclusive premiere and free ...

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NYC Giveaway – Ripperton at Output on July 11, 2014

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Output is showing no signs of stopping the party following a wild holiday weekend with Ripperton’s upcoming performance at the Brooklyn club on Friday, July 11.  It’s just one part of a very busy summer for Ripperton alongside his upcoming single “Untold” on Innervisions and the release of his ...

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DJ Times & SKAM Artist’s Summer Jams 2014 Playlist – DJ Irie

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For the third installment of DJ Times and SKAM Artist’s Summer Jams Playlist, DJ Irie takes the decks to detail his picks for the biggest tracks of these sweltering months. Culling a mix of radio smashes and floor-fillers for his installment, the Miami-raised DJ and BET Award nominee is ready ...

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Bassnectar Announces Bass Center VIII Lineup

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Bassnectar is set to kick off his recently announced NSVB fall tour with the eighth edition of his seminal Bass Center event with a performance at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, and he’s now revealed who will be joining him this October. Big Gigantic, Rusko, and Paper Diamond will all ...

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Style of Eye Announces New Album ‘Footprints’ & Releases “Love Looks” Video

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Style of Eye—one half of Swedish production duo Galantis and producer of Icona Pop’s radio smash “I Love It”—has announced his new album Footprints later as well as releasing the video for the single “Love Looks.” Footprints serves as the follow-up to Style of Eye’s 2008 debut Duck, Cover, and ...

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America’s Best DJ Weekly Giveaway #2: G-Shock Watch & DJ Expo Full Pass

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Week 2 of America’s Best DJ weekly giveaway is here, and this week’s prizes include a premium G-Shock watch and a full pass to this August’s DJ Expo in Atlantic City! Enter via the widget below for your chance to win: Every week until voting closes we’ll be giving away ...

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Steve Aoki Postpones Madison Square Garden Performance & Album Release

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Steve Aoki has announced the postponement of the release of his upcoming album Neon Future I and its accompanying Madison Square Garden show in New York City. The album—originally due out August 12 via Dim Mak records—has been pushed back to September 30, with Aoki citing “additional production ...

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In Deep: Pleasurekraft on Production Approach & The US Underground

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Self-described as a “simultaneously visceral and cerebral experience,” Pleasurekraft has been laying down dark basslines and intricate grooves to legions of fans since the release of the 2010 tech house smash “Tarantula.” The elusive duo—comprised of Kaveh Soroush and Kalle Ronngard—has since ...

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Shakedown: Freemasons on New Album & Dance Music’s ‘Noise Fest’

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Divas, drama, and disco moments: these are just a few of the essential ingredients of the Freemasons. The Brighton, UK-based DJ/production duo achieved club ubiquity with a series of anthemic reworks of pop smashes from Beyoncé, Kylie Minogue, and Kelly Rowland in addition to their own ...

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Richie Hawtin Announces ENTER. Live Stream & CD

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Fans who have longed to experience one of Richie Hawtin’s legendary ENTER. parties can now enjoy it from their own homes with the announcement of the ENTER.AV live stream and ENTER.IBIZA 2014 compilation. Produced with partners Beatport and Setstream, ENTER.AV will stream live every Thursday ...

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DJ Times Nexus Radio Episode 005: Mixed by PeaceTreaty

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After originally starting as two friends in Southern California coming together to simply jam out, PeaceTreaty evolved into a project far beyond its members’ imaginations. After signing with Dim Mak records and releasing a series of singles and remixes that gained support from dance music ...

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Pioneer DJ Releases rekordbox 3.0

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Pioneer DJ has rolled out rekordbox 3.0, its largest update to the music management software yet. The new version features an overhauled GUI built from the groud up making managing/editing playlists, searching/selecting tracks, and syncing track information across multiple devices and software. ...

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Claude VonStroke Previews Upcoming ‘CaliFuture’ EP

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Having been less than a year since the release of his third studio album Urban Animal, Claude VonStroke is keeping himself very busy with the announcement of his new “CaliFuture” EP. The dirtybird label-head and America’s Best DJ nominee packs a distinct acid tech influence into the bassline of ...

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Hyte Park Festival Bringing Two Days of Techno to NYC

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Hyte Park is returning to New York City’s Governors Island for its sophomore outing on July 12 & 13 for two full days of deep grooves and electronic music. For its second New York edition, the festival will expand to two stages, ensuring a jam-packed day of riverside beats and fun. ...

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America’s Best DJ Weekly Giveaway #1: Pioneer HDJ-2000 Headphones

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America’s Best DJ weekly giveaway is back! Every week until voting closes America’s Best DJ and DJ Times will be giving away a combination of prizes courtesy the 2014 sponsors: 1 Pioneer DDJ-SX controller 4 pairs of Pioneer HDJ-2000 headphones 4 G-Shock watches 4 passes to DJ ...

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Win Chauvet DJ Fixtures from Invincible Intimidator Contest

Chauvet DJ is celebrating the extended durability of its seminal Intimidator line by inviting people to guess the age of a working fixture as part of its Invincible Intimidator contest. Participants will select from a set of choices their best estimate of how old the still-working Intimidator ...

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Anna Lunoe – ‘All Out’

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Australian DJ/producer and vocalist Anna Lunoe is previewing her upcoming EP with the premiere of her single “All Out.” The new track is far cry from the jungle bass of her recent free download “BDD,” instead recalling the laid-back house vibes of her cover of J.Cole’s “Power Trip” with AC ...

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NYC GIVEAWAY: Sebjak at Sankeys on July 3, 2014

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After premiering his acid-inspired track “Raveline” here at DJ Times earlier this year, Sebjak has continued his hot streak with a string of big releases, including his new collaboration with Steve Angello and AN21 “Gods.” The Swedish DJ/producer is set to have a very American Independence Day ...

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MIAMI GIVEAWAY: Carnage at Mansion on July 4, 2014

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Miami Beach is already set to be rocked by IndepenDANCE’s other July 4th celebration, but DJ Times July issue cover star and Carnage is set to bring the bass—and the Chipotle—to Mansion that same day. The America’s Best DJ nominee is sure to throw down his signature blend of trap, ...

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Rusko – ‘Sunshower’

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Ever the musical chameleon, Rusko continues his sonic reinvention with the premiere of his new single “Sunshower.” The British DJ/producer shifts away from his dubstep origins on the track, instead laying out breezy vibes and luxurious synth lines. “Sunshower” showcases a melodic trap influence ...

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David Guetta – ‘Lovers On The Sun (feat. Sam Martin)’

Hot on the heels of his massive collaborations with Showtek, Kaz James, and Skylar Grey, David Guetta has returned with his next radio-ready single “Lovers On The Sun.” The track was co-produced by Avicii, whose country-goes-EDM aesthetic is on display with twanging guitars and reverb-heavy ...

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Hot Natured – ‘Benediction’

It’s never too late to revitalize a classic, as Hot Natured—the house supergroup consisting of Jamie Jones, Ali Love, Luca C., and America’s Best DJ nominee Lee Foss—has released a new music video for “Benediction.” The track—originally released in 2012 and later featured on the band’s debut ...

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DJ Times & SKAM Artist’s Summer Jams 2014 Playlist – Richard Vission

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With 4th of July upon us and summer in full swing, DJ Times presents the second installment of SKAM Artist’s Summer Jam Playlist. Los Angeles-based DJ/producer Richard Vission takes the reigns this week and—like Vice last week—showcases his picks for this summer’s biggest anthems. The prolific ...

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American DJ Offers Versatility with Dotz Par & Dotz TPar

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American DJ has made far-reaching wash effects simple and portable with the release of its Dotz Par and DotzTpar System. The Dotz Par features 36-watt RGB COB LED with 35 built-in color macros and a 60-degree beam angle capable of vibrant colors and wide washing effects from afar. Users can ...

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#FreePlayFriday – 6/27/2014

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You’ve made it to the weekend, so reward yourself with some new music on the house! Grab five tracks that will turn out anything from underground raves to a festival’s main stage from this week’s edition of #FreePlayFriday. The ever-elusive Róisín Murphy finally returned with the release of ...

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Holy Ship! Unveils Two Lineups for 2015 Voyages

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Holy Ship! is gearing up for its pair of 2015 cruises, and organizers have revealed each voyage’s unique lineups and destinations. Presented by HARD, Cloud 9 Adventures, and The Bowery Presents, each Holy Ship! voyage will see the MSC Divina embark from Miami and feature artist performances, ...

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America’s Best DJ: LA-Bound After Vegas Craziness

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Tao Beach: Carnage rocked the pool with a diverse set.Los Angeles – Just six days after experiencing the deep craziness of Las Vegas on EDC weekend, America’s Best DJ Summer Tour Presented by Pioneer DJ & DJ Times heads west again. Yes, this past June 20-22, the tour engaged the throngs ...

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DJ Expo: 20+ Seminars Just Announced

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Atlantic City, N.J. – DJ Expo is set for Aug. 11-14 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J. Produced by DJ Times and Testa Communications, the Expo will present three nights of sponsored evening entertainment, three days of DJ-related exhibits and four days of educational seminars and ...

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Monarchy – ‘Living Without You (MK Letting Go Remix)’

Indie electronic duo Monarchy released the quirky interstellar electro-ballad “Living Without You” last month, and now the pair has unveiled the official music video for MK’s remix of the track. For his mix, MK adds a bumping piano house groove, keeping a tinge of the original track’s upbeat ...

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DJ Times Nexus Radio Episode 004: Mixed by DJ Dan

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With over 20 years experience, DJ Dan has remained a dance music staple with a continuous stream of electrifying performances and tight productions. Now based out of Los Angeles, the DJ/producer balances his musical career with running his label InStereo. He released his latest studio album ...

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WATCH: Danny Tenaglia Talks Inspirations, Winter Music Conference, & more

Careers in DJing like Danny Tenaglia’s don’t come around often. With a 30-plus year tenure as an unwavering club fixture, Danny’s been through it all: from attending the Paradise Garage in the 1970s to his current residency at Brooklyn’s Output nightclub. At the “Found At Sea” yacht party ...

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Riverwest Music Fest Announces Final Lineup Additions and Schedule

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The inaugural edition of Chicago’s Riverwest Music Festival is set to take place in a little over a week, and organizers have announced the final lineup additions and schedule for the July 4-6 event. Techno superstar Loco Dice and Bronx-based duo The Martinez Brothers join the already announced ...

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Sustain-Release Festival Heads to Upstate New York in September

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Nestled in Upstate New York’s Catskills Mountains, Wurtsboro’s Camp Lakota has been named the site of Sustain-Release, an adventurous new music festival promising avant-garde dance music taking place September 12-14. The inaugural edition of the festival offers shared cabins, heated pool, a ...

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Nocs NS2 Air Monitors Add Airplay, Bluetooth, and Spotify Connect

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Nocs wants listeners to hear their music anywhere in their homes with the new NS2 Air Monitors: portable speakers equipped with Airplay, Bluetooth, and Spotify Connect wireless connectivity. The Bluetooth connectivity allows users to connect to the speakers wirelessly thorough any compatible ...

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Apollonia Announces North American Tour Dates

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French house trio Apollonia has announced a brief North American tour this summer, including a small mix of festival and club shows. With a quick four stop tour in the US that includes performances at a July 4 day party thrown by NYC’s Blk|Market Membership, Chicago’s inaugural Riverwest Music ...

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MIAMI GIVEAWAY: Cedric Gervais, Michael Woods, & More @ The Raleigh on July 4

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Miami Beach is in for a wild July 4 weekend with IndepenDANCE’s stacked lineup of takeovers at The Raleigh and Nikki Beach throughout the weekend. On July 4, IndepenDANCE will bring America’s Best DJ nominee and Miami native Cedric Gervais to its pool for a rowdy holiday party alongside ...

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Bassnectar Announces NVSB Fall Tour

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Fresh off the release of his tenth studio album Noise Vs Beauty today, Bassnectar has announced his plans for this fall’s NVSB tour kicking off in October. The tour will officially launch on October 4 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden for the 8th Bass Center Event, described as a “come ...

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The BPM Festival Announces 2015 Dates

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The BPM Festival is planning its return to Mexico for its 8th anniversary with the announcement of its 2015 dates on January 9-18. The ten-day festival will once again take over the shores of Playa del Carmen, allowing attendees to experience the beauty of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and get a ...

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Adam Beyer to Broadcast from Awakenings Fest for 200th Drumcode Live Episode

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Adam Beyer is set to celebrate the 200th episode of his weekly Drumcode Live radio show on Sunday, June 29 with a special five-hour broadcast live from the Netherlands’ Awakenings Festival. The broadcast celebrates four years of the underground techno program and will feature sets from Joseph ...

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