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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Calvin Harris – ‘C.U.B.A.’

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Calvin Harris has previewed the follow-up to his 2012 album 15 Months with the radio crossover single “Summer” earlier this year, but he’s aiming straight for peak hour club floors with “C.U.B.A.” Set to be released exclusively on Beatport soon through Harris’ own Fly Eye Records, “C.U.B.A.” is ...

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Groove Armada & Brodanse – ‘Advancing Man (feat. Kevin Knapp)’

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Groove Armada once again teams up with production duo Brodanse for “Advancing Man,” the follow-up to their 2013 collaboration “Sweat.” The second in a planned trilogy of collaborative releases, “Advancing Man” is a dark cut aimed directly at the club crowd. The new track is a deep, menacing ...

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Verboten New York Launches Weekly Deep House Yoga Sessions

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Brooklyn’s Verboten nightclub is hoping to help patrons expand their idea of traditional club offerings with its weekly Willkommen Deep House Yoga sessions. Offered at 6:30 PM and 8 PM every Monday and Tuesday, Willkommen serves to bring together mind, body, and music. Taking place in the ...

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Nicole Moudaber Embarks on US Tour & Releases New Single

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Fresh off the launch of her weekly In The MOOD radio show last month, Nicole Moudaber has a busy summer ahead of her with a US tour and new single “Rooted.” After kicking off her tour this past weekend with a pair of shows as part of Las Vegas’ EDC week, Moudaber will continue her... Read More

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

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With summer having officially arrived this past Saturday, it’s time to fire up the grill for three full months of pools, parties, and sun. To celebrate the occasion, DJ Times is bringing you a set of weekly summer playlists, each personally curated by a member of SKAM Artist’s diverse roster of ...

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Sander Kleinenberg – ‘We-R-Superstars’

After weeks of wild speculation rumoring the mysterious track to be the upcoming single of everyone from Madonna to Daft Punk, “We-R-Superstars” has officially premiered with Sander Kleinenberg now revealed as the mastermind behind the funky house track. For the single, the Dutch DJ/producer ...

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SiriusXM to Broadcast Live Electric Daisy Carnival Coverage

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Electric Daisy Carnival is set to descend upon the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in just a few short hours, but fans unable to make it to the event are in luck, as SiriusXM radio has announced it will broadcast live coverage from the festival all weekend. Subscribers can tune into SiriusXM station ...

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Morgan Page Partners with DTS & BitTorrent for Immersive Video & Remix Contest

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Morgan Page has announced a pair of partnerships with DTS and BitTorrent to bring fans and producers a new music video and remix contest to support the June 24 release of the Kill The Buzz remix of his single “Against The World.” For the release of the track’s music video, Page has given fans ...

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John Digweed Added as Burn Residency Mentor

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With just days until the kick-off of this year’s Burn Residency DJ boot camp on June 21, John Digweed has been announced as the program’s special headline mentor. He’ll join other mentors—including Carl Cox, Pete Tong, Philip Straub, Marco Bailey, Miss Soulfly, and Tom Novy—in Ibiza to help ...

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Lil Silva Announces ‘Mabel EP’ and Premieres Single

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Lil Silva is preparing for the release of a new EP this August with the premiere of his new single “Mabel.” Taking the soothing and hypnotic elements of both future R&B and minimalistic house, the track falls somewhere in the middle between a SBTRKT and Disclosure fusion. Detached vocals ...

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Duke Dumont – ‘Won’t Look Back’

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Duke Dumont’s summer hit “I Got U” is currently taking over the airwaves in the latest Starbucks commercial, but he’s wasting no time pushing forward with the premiere of his new single “Won’t Look Back.” On “Won’t Look Back,” Dumont flexes his 90s house muscles, blending modern underground ...

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JBL Professional Expands EON600 Portable PA Series

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JBL Professional announced at this week’s InfoComm 2014 Conference in Las Vegas that its EON600 line of portable PAs is expanding with the addition of two new models: the 10-inch EON610 and 12-inch EON612 two-way loudspeakers. Introduced as counterparts to the popular EON615 loudspeaker ...

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EDX – ‘Breathin’ (Extended Vocal Mix)’

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Swiss DJ/producer EDX is back with a gust of fresh air with “Breathin’,” his new single out now on Spinnin’ Deep. “Breathi’” is a stunning piece of accessible deep house, heavy on both production atmosphere and vocal hooks. Dreamy synths underlay celestial soundscapes, using ...

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Sébastien Léger Talks 20 Year Career Anniversary

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When it comes to French house royalty, Sébastien Léger stands tall amongst an elite set of pioneers and innovators. His storied career as both a DJ and a producer is a long, illustrious compilation of top-notch production, a diverse output, and a signature that’s undeniably his own as evidenced ...

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Watch Joseph Capriati Tear Up a Boat Party in Miami

Miami Music Week 2014 may seem like a distant memory, but the first teaser of DJ Times TV will take you right back to the breezy sea air with footage of Joseph Capriati’s performance from a raging yacht party. Taken at Magnetic Grooves’ Found At Sea boat party, the video—available ...

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Carnage feat. Migos – ‘Bricks’

Carnage brings together hip hop with festival trap on his new single “Bricks,” the video for which has been released. The bass runs thick amidst sweeping soundscapes and clapping synths while Atlanta, GA-based rap trio Migos throwing down fast-and-furious verses. The aggressive Southern rap ...

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Dubspot Officially Launches Los Angeles School

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Electronic music production school Dubspot has officially opened the doors to its Los Angeles facility, joining the existing New York City and online iterations. Because the finishing touches still have to be put on the LA office, the school has teamed with SIR Studios—less than a block away—to ...

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DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist Announce Vinyl-Only Renegades of Rhythm Tour

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DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist are set to celebrate the legacy of Universal Zulu Nation founder Afrika Bambaataa on their Renegades of Rhythm US tour this fall. For the tour, the turntablists will solely use vinyl records pulled from Afrika Bambaataa’s historic 40 thousand-plus record collection, ...

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NYC GIVEAWAY: Paco Osuna at Verboten on Saturday, June 21

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It’s a busy weekend ahead at Brooklyn’s Verboten club, with Maya Jane Coles and George Fitzgerald taking the reigns of the club on Friday while Paco Osuna will tear the club’s Control Room apart with banging techno on Saturday. With support in the main room from Gino Santos and sets from ...

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Swanky Tunes Talks New Single ‘Fire In Our Hearts’

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Good things come in threes, a saying personified succinctly by Russian group Swanky Tunes. With a discography comprised of raging EDM anthems—including collaborations with fellow Russian trio Hard Rock Sofa and America’s Best DJ 2013 Kaskade—the group has amassed a global following in its ...

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Snapchat Introduces ‘Our Story’ with Tiësto for Electric Daisy Carnival

Snapchat—the popular micro-photo chatting app—has always been a haven to send quick moments of show moments, and now it’s raising the bar further with the launch of ‘Our Story’ in a new promo video featuring this weekend’s Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas and Tiësto. During the fest, ...

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GIVEAWAY: Win Sweatshirts from Breaking Rocks

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In desperate need of some new digs for your next DJ gig or music festival? You’re in luck, as DJ Times has partnered with Amsterdam-based clothing brand Breaking Rocks ahead of their move to the US to give away three of their eye-catching sweaters. Adorned with bright colors, loud prints, and ...

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WATCH: Porter Robinson – ‘Lionhearted’

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Porter Robinson revealed “Lionhearted,” the third single from his debut album Worlds, two weeks ago, and the America’s Best DJ nominee has brought the track to life with a colorful new video. In the clip, Robinson leads a group of Harajuku Girls clad in Tokyo street style across the city on a ...

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Triple The Pleasure: Lee Foss, MK, & Anabel Englund on Pleasure State

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Based on seamless pairing of Anabel Englund’s sultry vocal stylings and Lee Foss’ trippy tech house productions and DJ sets, it’s hard to believe there was a time before the duo had met. Before Englund had even dreamed of donning the leather catsuit for her role as a vocalist on “Reverse ...

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EDMbiz Conference Reveals Official Schedule of Panels & More

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While Electric Daisy Carnival is set to descend upon the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend, Insomniac’s third annual EDMbiz will offer three days of industry programming, the full schedule of which has just been announced. Spread across June 17-19, the three-day symposium and expo will ...

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NY: Verboten Offers Maya Jane Coles, George Fitzgerald, Paco Osuna This Weekend

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Brooklyn’s set to be filled to the brim with deep basslines and dark grooves this weekend with Verboten’s lineup on June 20 and June 21. Friday, June 20 is set for a night of unending debauchery with performances from both Maya Jane Coles and George Fitzgerald. Coles is sure to deliver a set of ...

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MK Readies New ‘Always’ Release Package with Video and Remix

All that is old is new again with the MK’s upcoming remix EP of his 1992 house classic “Always,” out July 20 via Ministry of Sound/Defected. Route 94’s underground house remix serves as the soundtrack to the song’s new music video. Thick basslines and garage vibes bounce beneath Alana’s ...

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NYC GIVEAWAY: #$ Hash Money at Cameo Gallery on Wednesday, June 18

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Producer Space Jesus and emcee GDP are ready to christen themselves as trap lords #$ (Hash Money) this week with an album release party at Brooklyn’s Cameo Gallery. The duo is celebrating the release of their debut EP, and will be joined by M!NT, Shape, and White Bike as part of the Dear Avenir ...

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Seven Lions Shares His Top Seven Production Tips

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In a sea of DAWs, plugins, hardware, and a near-infinite number of other things to turn your bedroom into a music studio, it can be easy to lose sight of the basics of sound design and setups when crafting tracks. The importance of speaker placement, frequency sweeping, and knowing where to ...

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Madame Tussaud Unveils Armin van Buuren Wax Sculpture

Armin van Buuren’s latest release is on wax, but it isn’t a record: the Dutch DJ/producer is the latest artist to be immortalized in wax at Madame Tussaud’s Amsterdam. Fans can now stand next to the superstar DJ in the booth of the wax museum’s A-List room, in which the wax Armin plays to a... ...

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Dave Clarke to Host Tomorrowland Stage for Third Year

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Techno will take hold of Boom, Belgium once again this summer, as Dave Clarke will host his own stage for two full Sundays at Tomorrowland’s 10th anniversary edition on July 20 and 27. This marks the third time Clarke has hosted a stage at the seminal event, with his stage set to be the ...

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Audio Artery Releases One DJ 1.6 Update & DJ Rasp Showcase Video

Audio Artery’s flexible One DJ software has been updated to version 1.6, adding a set of new and traditional features for users. The new update for the largely customizable workspace was based largely on user feedback, and includes the addition of a traditional recording, new controller ...

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M-Audio & Toolroom Records Offer Artist Contract Competition

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M-Audio has partnered with Toolroom Records to offer users of its new Trigger Finger Pro production and performance unit a chance to win an artist contract with the label through a new contest. The Trigger Finger Pro combines percussion pads, faders, knobs, and step-sequencer buttons, includes ...

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Cosmic Gate Announce Start To Feel North American Tour

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Cosmic Gate are set to embark on their Start To Feel tour of North America this summer to coincide the release of their studio album of the same name on June 27. The tour is set to kick off on July 4 at Calgary’s Flames Central and will include stops in Las Vegas, New York,... Read More

#FreePlayFriday – 6/13/2014

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It may be Friday the 13th, but you’re in luck today, as we’ve got six shiny new free tracks coming your way! From sultry Italo disco to heart-shaking moobahton, this is a #FreePlayFriday that’s sure to get you moving regardless of what you like. Right on the heels of Banks’ electrifying ...

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America’s Best DJ: Chicago’s Spring Awakening

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A-Trak: One of 13 ABDJ noms playing Chicago. Ryan SahlinChicago – On the road again. This weekend, America’s Best DJ Summer Tour Presented by Pioneer DJ & DJ Times heads back to festival-land—Chicago’s Spring Awakening, which runs Friday through Sunday. Thirteen ABDJ-nominated jocks will ...

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TomorrowWorld Reveals Full Lineup

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The days are quickly dwindling until ID&T’s TomorrowWorld makes it return to Atlanta, GA, and the festival has taken shape with the reveal of the full lineup. Among the artists joining the already announced headliners are Ferry Corsten, NERVO, and Laidback Luke. Four America’s Best DJ ...

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Todd Terry – ‘Real House’

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Old and new collide with “Real House,” Todd Terry’s new single on X, the underground sister label of Steve Angello’s SIZE Records. The aptly named track wears ‘80s house influences on its sleeve, the metallic percussive rhythms and an infectious bassline keeping the energy level elevated. ...

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Kaskade Readies Redux EP Release, Unleashes ‘Ain’t Gotta Lie’ Remix Stems

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Despite closing out the inaugural Mysteryland USA with a headlining main stage set last month, Kaskade is revisiting his early club roots with the upcoming release of his Redux EP. The title—taken from his series of micro-tours and events in smaller clubs—refers to the America’s Best DJ 2013 ...

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Tiësto Preps for Album Launch with Stream & NYC Release Show

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Tiësto is set to release A Town Called Paradise next week, his first artist album since 2009’s Kaleidoscope, and fans can get a sneak peek via iTunes Radio. The full album, available to stream for free here, features the crossover hits “Red Lights” and “Wasted,” as well as appearances from ...

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Mackie Adds Two High-Output Speakers to SRM Professional Line

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Mackie’s SRM Professional line of powered loudspeakers is expanding with the addition of the SRM750 loudspeaker and SRM2850 subwoofer. Designed to be the “big boys” of the SRM family, both units are built tough and include a 1600-watt amp platform paired with custom transducers within ...

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Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Diplo & Fatboy Slim – ‘Eparrei (W&W Remix)’

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Fatboy Slim Presents Bem Brasil, Fatboy Slim’s unofficial World Cup compilation, was released yesterday, and now the star-studded lead single “Eparrei” from Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Diplo, and Fatboy Slim himself has received a huge makeover from Dutch duo W&W. With the heavy drum ...

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Richie Hawtin Releases First Plastikman Album in 10 Years [STREAM]

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It’s been over a decade since Plastikman released Closer, but Richie Hawtin has revived his underground techno alter ego for the release of EX, his new album. Recorded live during Hawtin’s performance at New York City’s Guggenheim Museum fundraiser this past September, the release coincides ...

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NYC GIVEWAY: Sleepy & Boo + Friends @ Marquee on June 15, 2014

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We caught up with Marquee New York’s resident Friday night DJs and talent bookers Sleepy & Boo last month ahead of their signature Sleepy & Boo + Friends party, and the pair is taking over the club again this week for another round. The married America’s Best DJ nominees will be joined ...

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Red Bull beat:repeat NYC Video Series Explores Drum Machines behind Classics

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Throughout the month of May, Red Bull put on a series of street parties, lectures, and concerts in New York City as part of the debut Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York. To celebrate the city’s musical history, Red Bull has released the eight-part beat:repeat NYC video series, each taking ...

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Fatboy Slim – ‘Fatboy Slim Presents Bem Brasil’

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The World Cup is just days away, and Fatboy Slim’s new Bem Brasil compilation will have you buzzing regardless of how big of a soccer fan you are. For the compilation, Fatboy Slim has curated two star-studded discs designed to act as an unofficial soundtrack to the global event and capture both ...

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DJ Times Nexus Radio Episode 003: Mixed by Bright Light Bright Light

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It’s hard to pin Bright Light Bright Light into one role. After early musical dabbles with folk music, Rod Thomas drew inspiration from a classic Gremlins scene for his new stage name, hoping to channel his early influences from 80s house and electropop for a new artistic identity. Now mixing ...

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EDMX Offers All-In-One Festival App

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Music fans no longer need to manage multiple one-off festival apps on their phones thanks to EDMX, a new all-in-one event app perfect for the onset of festival season. The new app update allows users to make and share lineups for over 175 EDM festivals in the world in addition to granting ...

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NYC GIVEAWAY: Pleasurekraft @ Marquee on June 20, 2014

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As part of their summer US tour, Pleasurekraft will bring their unique brand of tech house to New York City’s Marquee Nightclub on Friday, June 20. New York-area fans are in luck, as DJ Times is giving away a pair of tickets to the event! Enter below by Wednesday, June 18 at 2pm, or ...

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Hot Natured – ‘Benediction (GRADES Remix)’

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Although Hot Natured mastermind Jamie Jones is talking about the band’s current recording sessions in our June issue, they’re not quite past 2013’s Different Sides of The Sun with the upcoming release of a new remix package for the single “Benediction.” London DJ/producer GRADES is behind the ...

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ADJ Releases Software Update for myDMX 2.0

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American DJ has released a new update for myDMX 2.0, its DMX control software aimed at lighting designers and DJs controlling small to mid-size lighting set-ups. The new update adds four new ease-of-use features, including removing the need to split up profiles when patching multi-beam RGB ...

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Digital LAB Unveils Avalon Recap Video & ‘Here We Go’ Remix Competition

Fresh off the announcement of his upcoming appearance at Baltimore’s Moonrise Festival, Miami DJ/producer Digital LAB has unveiled a video recap of his recent performance at Los Angeles’ Avalon Nightclub. Alongside Nari & Milani and Tim Mason, Digital LAB threw down to a packed Hollywood ...

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SBTRKT – ‘Temporary View (feat. Sampha)’

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SBTRKT has teamed up once again with frequent collaborator Sampha for “Temporary View,” the pair’s new single. The track is a fusion of future R&B and glimmering synth blips, with Sampha’s smooth vocals gliding over melodic piano strikes and low-key drum patterns. Simultaneously nostalgic ...

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Moonrise Festival Lineup Announced

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After a last-minute cancellation in 2013, Baltimore, MD’s Moonrise Festival is setting up for its grand return this August with the announcement of its lineup. The festival will take over the historic Pimlico Race Course from August 9-10 and will feature two full days of music, including ...

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#FreePlayFriday – 6/6/2014

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June’s finally here, so celebrate the onset of summer and your weekend with four free tracks! If you’re looking for piano house, disco funk, big room EDM, or anything in between, you’re in the right place. This week’s set of picks kicks off with Alex Ross’ remix of recent Secondcity’s UK No.1 ...

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PREMIERE: Kronic’s Handstands & Hangovers Episode 7

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With a series of hot electro house productions and remixes, Australia’s Kronic is a hotshot artist to watch out for. His bootleg of David Guetta & Showtek’s “Bad” was featured as part of #FreePlayFriday last month, and now he’s back with the latest edition of his Handstands & Hangovers ...

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Riverwest Music Festival Plots Diverse Chicago Debut

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Chicago, IL is the place to be this July 4th weekend with the debut of Riverwest Music Fest, a new electronic music festival set along the banks of the Chicago River. The three-day festival runs from July 4-6 and will feature a diverse set of artists and two stages spread amongst a mile of ...

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Quentin Tarantino’s Music Supervisor Gives Tips to Get Your Music in Movies

If you’ve ever dreamed of having your music placed on one of Quentin Tarantino’s legendary film soundtracks, you’re in luck: his music supervisor Mary Ramos is giving tips on getting your music featured in media. The video—a part of an interview series from Dotted Music focusing on music ...

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RAM Records Announces Compilation Series with Exclusive Mind Vortex Mini Mix

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Drum & Bass fans have a long hot summer ahead of them with the announcement of RAM Records’ new album series launching later this month. The new album series commemorates the label’s two decades of releases and will see it pushing the boundaries of the genre even further by going rawer and ...

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Porter Robinson – ‘Lionhearted (feat. Urban Cone)’

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Porter Robinson continues his production tear in the run-up to his debut album Worlds with the premiere of “Lionhearted,” the follow-up to previous singles “Sea of Voices” and “Sad Machine.” The new track stands in contrast to Robinson’s previous two singles, trading in their subdued nature for ...

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Ultra South Africa Releases Aftermovie & 2015 Dates

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Ultra South Africa made its debut across two sold-out days in Cape Town and Johannesburg this past February, and now fans can relive the event with the new aftermovie and announcement of the festival’s 2015 return. The recap film was directed by Ultra Music Festival aftermovie mainstay Charly ...

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Chauvet DJ Marries LEDs & Lasers with Swarm 5 FX

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Chauvet DJ has unveiled the Swarm 5 FX, a multi-purpose lighting rig designed to help mobile DJs to get the most out of their lighting investment. The Swarm 5 FX acts as three products in one: a RGBAW rotating derby, red and green laser, and white strobe. The unit is capable of running any ...

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NYC TICKET GIVEAWAY: Be Yourself with Danny Tenaglia at Output on June 7, 2014

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On Saturday, June 7, Danny Tenaglia is coming home to New York City for a special extended set in Brookyln at Output’s Be Yourself party. The America’s Best DJ nominee will play all night in Output’s main room, while Silent Servant and The Black Madonna will be throwing down in The Panther Room ...

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Movement Detroit Announces 2015 Dates

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Photo: Douglas WojciechowskiMemorial Day has come and gone, but Detroit’s Movement Electronic Music Festival is already prepping for its return with the announcement of its 2015 dates. Movement will once again descend upon Detroit’s Hart Plaza during Memorial Day Weekend, taking place next year ...

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Going Deep: Adrian Lux Talks New ‘Make Out‘ EP

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Not many male models have successfully made the transition to global DJ and critically acclaimed producer, but Adrian Lux has done it in style. With a full artist album under his belt when we last spoke to him in our September issue, Lux has since played B2B with Ferry Corsten, released ...

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WATCH: Learn to Cake Someone from Steve Aoki

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Fresh off the announcement of his upcoming double album Neon Future and a show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on August 16, Steve Aoki is hitting the street of Tribeca to teach fans the art of caking someone in a new video from iHeartRadio. The America’s Best DJ nominee shares some ...

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Vote Now for America’s Best DJ 2014

Let your voice be heard! Pioneer DJ and DJ Times partner up for an eighth straight year and allow fans to choose America’s Best DJ. From disc-scratching icons to basement producers in the fast lane, America’s dance-music explosion has birthed some of the most talented artists in the game. But ...

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Pioneer DJ CDJ-900NXS Now Compatible with Serato DJ

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Pioneer DJ has released a new firmware update making the CDJ-900NXS compatible for Serato DJ users. The Version 1.20 firmware offers compatibility with Serato DJ 1.6.2, enabling DJ performances using music stored on a computer without the need for a control disc. In Online Mode, users can ...

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Pete Tong Announces Full All Gone to Sea Lineup

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After first announcing his All Gone To Sea music cruise last month, Pete Tong has revealed the full lineup ahead of the event’s maiden voyage from Miami, FL on November 6. The cruise boasts 40 DJs, who will participate in performances, impromptu back-to-back sets, intimate fan Q&A’s, and ...

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EDMbiz Conference & Expo Announces First Wave of Panelists

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The EDMbiz Conference & Expo will be returning to The Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas from June 17-19 for three days of panels, workshops, and keynote addresses from dance music’s biggest names, the first wave of which has been revealed. This year’s conference will be led with keynotes from ...

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2014 America’s Best DJ Nominees Revealed

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Port Washington, N.Y. –  Who will be America’s Best DJ 2014? Once again, the hotly anticipated nominee list for the America’s Best DJ title is out. As DJ Times has done since the promotion’s 2006 inception, the magazine has released a Top 100 list that includes DJs of all genres balancing ...

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Yoann Feynman & Monomotion – ‘Absolut Monarchy’

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Yoann Feynman and Monomotion are showing just how hard French electro can go with the release of their new single “Absolut Monarchy.” The track is a scorching dance banger, with metallic clangs and hard-hitting drums readying it to be unleashed upon the festival masses. With a distinct future ...

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Pleasurekraft Announces US Summer Tour

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Techno duo Pleasurekraft will be hitting the road for a North American tour this June and July. After kicking off with a pair of Texan dates in Austin and El Paso on June 7 and 13, respectively, Pleasurekraft’s tour will include stops at Chicago’s Spybar, New York City’s Marquee, and Miami’s ...

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Rusko Headlining NYC Yacht Party Tonight

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Part-time wildman and full-time English purveyor of dubstep, Rusko, is making a visit to the Big Apple on May 30 to kick-off to the first summer voyage of the Bounce Boat dance cruise’s 2014 season. To support, two Brooklyn-based producers will also be on the bill: Infuze, with releases ...

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Mixware Named US DJ-Tech Distributor for DIF-1S Mixer & LF-12 Turntable

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California’s Mixware has been named the US distributor for DJ-Tech’s new line of battle mixer and turntables. Mixware—also responsible for US distribution of Nocs AB headphones earlier this year—will handle the US releases of DJ-Tech’s popular DIF-1S battle mixer and the upcoming LF-12 high ...

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Electric Zoo Reveals Phase 2 Artist Lineup

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New York’s Electric Zoo has revealed the second phase of its artist lineup ahead of its return to Randall’s Island this Labor Day weekend from August 29-31. The new artists announced total over 60, bringing a huge lineup to Made Event’s sixth edition of the fest. The phase two additions ...

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Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas Lineup Announced

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The dust is still settling from this past weekend’s Electric Daisy Carnival New York, but Insomniac is continuing the party by revealing the lineup for this June’s EDC Las Vegas. Taking place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway from June 20-22, the festival boasts nearly 200 performers and a wide ...

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Mysteryland ’14: Wet & Wonderful

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Au Revior: Kaskade closes out the fest. Photo: Mark OwensBy Michelle Fetky Bethel, N.Y. – This past Memorial Day Weekend, ID&T’s Mysteryland, made its American debut. The world’s largest-running electronic festival was held at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the same legendary grounds ...

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Chauvet DJ Doubles Laser Light with Scorpion Dual

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Two heads are better than one with Chauvet DJ’s new Scorpion Dual, the company’s new wirelessly controlled aerial laser. The laser features a unique dual mirror output that doubles the unit’s green laser effect with no impact on the unit’s slim 5.4 pound weight. The Scorpion Dual packs in 32 ...

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PREMIERE: Tony Romera – ‘Damn Cold’

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French DJ/producer Tony Romera has returned to Gregori Klosman’s Guru Recordings for his newest release “Damn Cold,” and the track is exclusively premiering here at DJ Times. Based around a demented exotic riff, the track builds to a scorching, percussion-heavy drop complete with machine-gun ...

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#FreePlayFriday – 5/23/2014

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Memorial Day weekend is upon us, signaling the kick off of America’s Best DJ at Detroit’s Movement festival. To celebrate the festival, many of this week’s picks sport a distinct techno or house flair that’s sure to satisfy cravings for entrancing grooves and dirty basslines. London-based ...

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Movement: America’s Best DJ to Launch in Detroit

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Hart Plaza: 100,000-plus are expected. Detroit – After drawing more than 107,000 fans to Hart Plaza in 2013, Detroit’s Movement festival returns to the venue May 24-26 with 135 DJs and electronic acts performing on six different sponsored stages. Produced by Paxahau Event Productions, the ...

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Native Instruments Updates iMASCHINE iOS App

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Native Instruments has released an update to its popular iMASCHINE iOS app, streamlining its workflow and adding a slew of fan-requested features. The app lets iOS device users to create music sketches using a wide selection of drums, synths, one-shots, and the built-in audio recorder, and is ...

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Movement Detroit Artists Premiere Tracks Inspired by Ford Focus Factory

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The three-day Movement Electronic Festival kicks off this weekend at Detroit, MI’s Hart Plaza, and Ford has brought together dance music with the city’s storied automotive manufacturing history in honor of the event. Detroit Movement Festival performers Ataxia and Secrets visited the factory in ...

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DJ Times’ Can’t-Miss at Mysteryland USA

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Bethel Woods, NY — There’s a very special weekend in store for upstate New York. Tomorrow marks the US debut of ID&T’s Mysteryland, the world’s longest running electronic music festival. Running May 23-26, the event represents an important milestone for dance music: the multi-day festival ...

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Inspired: NERVO on New Mix Compilation, Influences, & Songwriting

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London — If you’ve had any exposure to dance music over the past few years, it’s hard to miss NERVO. The Australian-born, London-based sisters—Mim and Liv, who sports the longer hair—have become electronic titans after a cavalcade of anthemic tracks, main-stage festival performances, and ...

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Roger Sanchez Announces North American Summer Tour

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Roger Sanchez is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his darker S-Man alter ego with a North American tour this June. Kicking off on June 6 at Chicago, IL’s Spy Bar, the S-Man will be delivering dirty, deeper sets throughout the month, including stops at Miami, FL’s Story, New York City’s ...

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DJ Times Nexus Radio Episode 002: Mixed by Coyu

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As a producer, DJ, and head honcho of the kitten-loving Suara, Coyu very likely has nine lives. Hailing from Barcelona, Spain, the multi-faceted artist has made Suara one of the most successful labels in underground dance music, with each release tearing up clubs across the world and featuring ...

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MIA TICKET GIVEAWAY: Porter Robinson @ The Fillmore Miami Beach – October 18, 2014

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Porter Robinson has revealed a radical style shift in the run-up to his new album worlds, and the North Carolina native has announced a similarly reinvented live experience with the announcement of his North American Worlds tour later this fall. Miami fans are in luck, as DJ Times is giving ...

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Porter Robinson Announces Worlds North American Tour

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Hot on the heels of the unveiling of his robo-duet “Sad Machine” and the release date of his worlds album, Porter Robinson has announced the dates of his upcoming North American Worlds tour. Kicking off on August 28—two weeks after the release of worlds—at Vogue in Vancouver, the tour will ...

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Bassnectar Announces New Artist Album ‘Noise VS. Beauty’

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After first teasing it with a free download of “Now” last week, Bassnectar has officially revealed details of his new album Noise VS. Beauty. The album is the result of a rare six-month break from touring, and features 15 tracks and an eclectic set of collaborators. including Zion 1, Jantsen, ...

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Serato Releases Serato DJ 1.6.3 Software Update

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Serato has released the Serato DJ 1.6.3 software update, improving performance by offering users enhanced accessory support and critical bug fixes. Pioneer DDJ-SZ users will benefit from increased platter latency, allowing for tighter response when mixing and scratching. Platter lighting ...

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Dusky Embark on June North American Tour

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North American fans of British house are in luck, as dance duo Dusky is planning a nine-city tour of the United States and Canada this June. The nine-city tour will kick off at Montreal’s SAT on June 12, and will also include stops at New York City’s Webster Hall and Miami’s Story Nightclub. ...

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Nina Kraviz Announces трип Label Launch

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Nina Kraviz has unveiled plans to launch her new трип label later this fall. трип—pronounced “Trip”—is set to open its doors this September with its first release, and the label will focus on the trippier, more acidic side of electronic music. трип will showcase both Kraviz’s own productions ...

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WATCH: Saturday Night Live Spoofs EDM with ‘When Will The Bass Drop?’

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On this past weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live, Andy Samberg offered his answer to the question your friends always ask at the club: “What is the DJ doing up there?” As part of a sketch with his musical parody group The Lonely Island, Samberg appeared as superstar EDM DJ Davvincii, ...

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Verboten NYC Launches Sunday DJ Brunch Series

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Weekend clubbing in New York City is no longer restricted to Friday and Saturday with Verboten’s launch of its Sunday DJ Brunch series beginning this Sunday, May 18. Every Sunday, the Williamsburg venue will offer top DJ talent alongside art exhibits, specialty cocktails, and brunch fare in the ...

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Thomas Gold Preps for #FANFARE100 NYC Celebration with ‘Remember’ Remix

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Thomas Gold is set to broadcast the 100th episode of his popular Fanfare radio show next week, and he’s hosting a private party in New York City to celebrate the milestone on Monday, May 19. Slated to take place at a secret venue “[boasting] one of the best views in New York City,” #FANFARE100 ...

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