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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LISTEN: Red Bull Music Academy NY’s Larry Levan Street Party

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This past Sunday, the Red Bull Music Academy paid tribute to legendary DJ Larry Levan with a street party in New York City in an effort to support a local intiative to co-name a stretch of King Street as Larry Levan Way. Thousands gathered on the shut-down street section between Varick and ...

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Chauvet DJ Adds Color to Fog with Lightweight Geyser RGB Jr.

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Adding unique smoke effects to your performances will no longer weigh your DJ rig down with the introduction of Chauvet’s Geyser RGB Jr. The new unit weighs five pounds less than the original Geyser RGB and features a unique design that directs the light of nine 3W RGB LEDs through upward ...

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Bright Light Bright Light – ‘I Believe’

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When he’s not DJing Kylie Minogue bootlegs at New York City’s Eastern Bloc or collaborating with Elton John, Bright Light Bright Light—the stage name of Welsh singer-songwriter Rod Thomas—is prepping for the release of his sophomore album, which he’s previewing now with lead single “I Believe.” ...

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The Disco Fries Release Dimension-Bending Video for ‘The Dragon Flies’ Remix

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The lines between live action and animation are blurred in the new music video for The Disco Fries’ remix of VenSun’s “The Dragon Flies.” The clip mixes elements of live action footage, motion graphics, and 3D scanning technology and was produced by Dorian Orange—the same team behind M.I.A.’s ...

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Nero – ‘Satisfy’

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It’s been a long three years since Welcome Reality, but the wait is over for new Nero material with the release of the group’s new single “Satisfy.” The new track is a return to the dark electro of the trio’s first album, focusing on a more beat-driven approach than the atmospheric ambiance of ...

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Porter Robinson Unveils ‘worlds’ Release Date & New Single ‘Sad Machine’

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After months of label bidding wars, 10-hour teaser videos, and endlessly circulating rumors, Porter Robinson has finally revealed firm details of his upcoming worlds album with the announcement of its release date and the unveiling of his new single “Sad Machine.” Due out August 12 via ...

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Insomniac & Interscope Geffen A&M Launch Insomniac Records

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Insomniac is set to move beyond just festival planning in the future with the announcement of the launch of its new Insomniac Records label in partnership with Interscope Geffen A&M. The new venture aims to pair the 20-plus years of experience Insomniac has in dance music event production ...

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Sleepy & Boo Talk Marquee NY Residency with Ticket Giveaway

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Since Marquee New York’s reopening in January 2013, making plans for a Friday night has become much easier thanks to Sleepy & Boo. The DJ pair—comprised of husband and wife duo Mike and Begoña—has run the club’s Friday nights since the renovations, booking some of underground dance music’s ...

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Street Party Celebrates Legendary DJ Larry Levan

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The DJs: Joey Llanos, François K & David DePino. Photo: Drew Gurian/Red Bull Content Pool New York City – Spring finally arrived in Manhattan, as the heavens smiled on King Street this past Sunday for the “Larry Levan Street Party.” Presented by the Red Bull Music Academy Festival, the ...

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American DJ Offers Motorized Zoom with New Inno Color Beams

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Both intense shafts of light and wide-reaching washouts are at a touch of button with American DJ’s Inno Color Beam Z7 and Inno Color Beam Z19, its newest pair of LED moving heads. The Inno Color Beam Z7 is the more compact option of the pair and features seven 10W quad-color Osram Ostar LEDs, ...

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deadmau5 Announces ‘while(1<2)’ Double Album Release Date

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deadmau5 is set to make his return next month with the release of his new album while(1<2), due out digitally on June 17 and physically on June 24 via mau5trap/Astralwerks Records. The new album—the Toronto producer’s first since 2012’s >album title goes here<—contains 25 tracks and ...

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Mat Zo & Kill The Noise Reveal First Kill The Zo Collaboration

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After kicking off their joint tour together this week, Mat Zo and Kill The Noise have released the aptly titled “Part 1,” their first collaboration as Kill The Zo. The track is a definite departure from the artists’ recent outputs, eschewing their current sounds for a distinctive drum & ...

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Together Boston Preps for Week Long Celebration of Music, Art, & Tech

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Together Boston—a city wide celebration of music, art, and technology in Boston, MA—is set to run from May 11-18, and organizers have revealed the full schedule of the festival’s activities. The week long celebration’s music programming will feature two main stages—the Central Stage at the ...

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Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub Reveal EDC Week Event Lineup

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Insomniac and The Cosmopolitan’s Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub have revealed the full schedule of events taking place during EDC Week in Las Vegas, NV from June 16-23. Featuring a wide array of dance music’s biggest stars, the events surround the sold out Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas ...

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Bassnectar – ‘Now (Feat. Rye Rye)’

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Bassnectar’s unmistakable bass is set to make a return with the release of his new album next month, and fans have been treated to a taste of the album with a free download of “Now.” NVSB—due out June 24—promises 15 tracks, each “representing a distinct point of a very unique spectrum.” “Now” ...

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NYC VIP GIVEAWAY: Meet & Greet with The Cube Guys at Cielo NYC – May 16, 2014

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Italian DJ/production duo The Cube Guys are heading to New York City’s Cielo on May 16 for a full night of house music. Fresh off a high-profile guest mix for Tiësto’s Club Life radio series, the boys will show off their tech house flair during an extended set at the Meatpacking District ...

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Just Announced: Lil Jon “Keynote Q&A” at DJ Expo

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Atlantic City, N.J. – Hitmaking artist, DJ/producer and television personality Lil Jon will conduct a “Keynote Q&A” at DJ Expo on Tuesday, Aug. 12 at AC’s Trump Taj Mahal. Known for hip-hop chart-toppers like 2002’s “Get Low” (with the East Side Boyz) and the current trap hit “Turn Down for ...

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Yeah Boy’s Johnny Castro Talks Parachute Youth, Pharrell, & US Debut

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It’s impossible to get enough of Johnny Castro these days. The Australian singer/songwriter has just released his US debut Can’t Get Enough EP via Big Beat Records as Yeah Boy, showing off a marked departure from the alternative sounds of his former band Parachute Youth. The new identity ...

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Electric Zoo Announces Lineup for August Return

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After confirming its return to New York City’s Randall’s Island with enhanced security measures, Made Event’s Electric Zoo has revealed the first phase of its artist and stage lineup. The 50 acts announced will close out each night of the festival from August 29-31 across six stages. The East ...

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Movement Detroit Announces Stages and Schedule

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Movement Electronic Festival will take over Detroit, MI’s Hart Plaza in just a little over two weeks, and organizers have unveiled details of the event’s stages. Over 115 acts will descend upon the festival’s six stages from May 24-26, offering a diverse playground for underground music fans ...

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California’s Forever Never Land Announces First Phase Artist Lineup

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The inaugural edition of Forever Never Land will make its debut at California’s Avila Beach Golf Resort on September 13-14, offering the state’s only 21+ music and fun festival experience. While the headlining set comes courtesy of ska rock band Sublime, the festival will have no shortage of ...

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Monarchy – ‘Living Without You’

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London-based indie electro duo Monarchy is back with “Living Without You,” the pair’s first release since 2013’s “Disintegration” with burlesque star Dita Von Teese. “Living Without You” is brilliantly paced interstellar electro ballad, loaded with singalong choruses and a jubilant tone. ...

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Dawn Pro Audio Introduces Bluetooth-Equipped T-Series Loudspeakers

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Dawn Pro Audio has introduced the T-Series series, its new set of loudspeakers that allow for the use of streaming audio wirelessly through Bluetooth technology. The 200-watt T100BT and 100-watt T50BT tower speakers also interface with Dawn’s System Link technology, allowing users to play the ...

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Joris Voorn Kicks Off North American Tour with Ticket Giveaway

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DJ/producer Joris Voorn recently kicked off his extensive North American tour, which sees the Rejected label boss playing eleven dates over the month of May. With stops including Los Angeles’ Sound Nightclub and San Francisco’s Public Works, the tour will wrap up with a landmark appearance at ...

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VIP TABLE GIVEAWAY: Michael Woods at Pacha NYC – May 9, 2014

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Michael Woods is heading back to NYC this Friday for the second installment of his Pacha NY residency! Fresh off the release of his new single “Flash Hands,” the Diffused Records boss invites you to his set at Pacha. To make things even more exciting, DJ Times is giving away a VIP table (must ...

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3LAU – ‘Bank (Tiësto Bootleg)’

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It’s a good time to be a Tiësto fan. Following the announcement of his new studio album A Town Called Paradise last week, the Dutch DJ/producer has treated fans further with the release a new bootleg of 3LAU’s explosive “Bang.” 3LAU lays down a crushing electro corker primed for festival ...

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American DJ Offers Advanced Features with Fog Fury Fog Machines

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American DJ has opened up a world of cloudy possibilities for DJs with its new Fog Fury line of fog machines. The new machines have received a hefty set of usability and performance updates, including more reliable high performance piston-action pumps and a special heating element design that ...

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#FreePlayFriday – 5/2/2014

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May’s finally here, so start the new month off with a set of new music! Grab four free tracks from this week’s #FreePlayFriday. Paula Temple’s remix of Perera Elsewhere’s “Ebora” kicks off this week’s picks. Described as “Doom Folk meets Techno,” the track features Yoruban chants accompanied by ...

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Counterpoint 2014: Bass, Rain & Betty White

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Huge: Big Gigantic’s dropped a jazzy fusion of dubstep and saxophone. Rome, Ga. —In the fall of 2012, Counterpoint Music Festival made its debut a few minutes outside of Atlanta on the wide fields of Fairburn, Ga. Aiming to fill a Georgia festival void left in the wake of 2007’s Echo Project ...

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Red Bull Music Acadamy Festival Honors Larry Levan with NYC Street Party

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Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York kicked off its month-long series of parties, performances, lectures, and art installations today, and it plans to pay respect to DJ pioneer Larry Levan on May 11 with its Larry Levan Street Party. The party will shut down King Street between Varick and ...

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Paul Oakenfold Announces ‘Trance Mission’ Album Release

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Paul Oakenfold has announced the release of his Trance Mission album, a collection of covers of trance classics refitted with modern production sounds. Due out on June 20 via Armada Records and Oakenfold’s Perfecto Records, the new album includes reinterpretations twelve trance tracks Oakenfold ...

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Defected Plans 15th Anniversary Celebration in Los Angeles

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Defected’s heading to Hollywood to celebrate its 15year anniversary, touching down at Los Angeles, CA’s Avalon nightclub on May 17. The LA stop will include performances from Andrea Oliva, Agoria, and Oliver $ and represents the only US edition of the Defected 15 Event Tour, a series of 15 ...

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Nicole Moudaber Launches ‘In The MOOD’ Radio Show

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London-based DJ/producer Nicole Moudaber is hitting the airwaves with the launch of her weekly In The MOOD radio show. The program—which kicked off today—is an hour-long venture that will see the venerable DJ exploring a variety of styles including—but not limited to—techno. Moudaber aims to ...

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Native Instruments Adds Mixcloud Integration with Traktor DJ 1.4 Update

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Native Instruments is further streamlining portable DJing with the new 1.4 update for its Traktor DJ iPhone/iPad app.  The most notable addition is in-app Mixcloud integration, allowing users to share their sets directly to their Mixcloud profile without the need to manually export and upload ...

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VIP TICKET GIVEAWAY: Bob Sinclar at Pacha NYC – May 3, 2014

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Bob Sinclar is heading back to NYC this weekend for a night of house, babes, and debauchery! After being named the face of H&M’s summer campaign with his cover of Blondie’s classic “Heart of Glass” featuring supermodel Gisele, the Yellow Records label boss invites ...

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Timo Maas Kicks off North American Tour Ahead of New Compilation

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Germany’s Timo Maas is embarking on his Crossing Wires North American Tour ahead of the release of his Crossing Wires 002 compilation. The North American tour will include stops at Miami, FL’s Trade, Denver, CO’s Vinyl, and Washington, DC’s Public Bar before wrapping up at New York City’s ...

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Simon Cowell & SFX Announce Ultimate DJ Television Competition

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EDM is headed to a television near you soon, as SFX has partnered with Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and T-Mobile to launch the upcoming Ultimate DJ series. SFX—the world’s largest producer of electronic music events and digital content—and Syco Entertainment have worked in tandem to create ...

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Chauvet Nexus Shines at Coachella

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Following a successful last-minute switch to them for Lady Gaga’s South By Southwest performance in Austin, TX, Chauvet’s Nexus lighting panels once again proved their versatility during Indio Valley, CA’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival earlier this month. The Coachella’s massive ...

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Tiësto Announces ‘A Town Called Paradise’ Album with ‘Wasted’ Video

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It’s going to be a huge summer for Tiësto, whose announced the release of his new artist album A Town Called Paradise , due out June 16 via Musical Freedom & Casablanca Records. The album features his smash single “Red Lights” as well as a set of high-profile collaborations from the both ...

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

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

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Nervo Announce ‘Inspired’ Ministry of Sound Mix Compilation

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After launching its Inspired series of mix compilations—exploring artists’ musical upbringing—earlier this year with Tommy Trash, Ministry of Sound have announced the second installment will be curated by Australia’s Nervo. The compilation—Nervo’s first full-length mix release—sees the pair ...

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Capital Cities – ‘Safe & Sound (Markus Schulz vs. Grube & Hovsepian Remix)’

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It was near impossible to escape Capital Cities infectious hit “Safe & Sound” last year, but Markus Schulz has breathed new life into the track with a remix with Grube & Hovsepian. The remix is the first release from the America’s Best DJ 2012 winner since Scream 2 earlier this year, ...

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TomorrowWorld Releases First Lineup Announcement

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Atlanta, GA’s TomorrowWorld is set to return for its second year from September 26-28, and the impending madness has become tangible with the festival’s first lineup announcement. This year’s headliners include a mix of returns and debuts, with Diplo, Nicky Romero, and Tiesto making repeat ...

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Alex Metric – ‘Hope’ EP

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Hot on the heels of his debut as a half of The Alexanders with Yuksek, the ever-eclectic Alex Metric has released Hope, a genre-straddling three-track EP that explores the past through a futuristic lens. Though it’s a brief jaunt, the UK producer shows off his production chops by delving into a ...

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John Digweed Announces ‘Live in Miami’ Live Mix Compilation

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John Digweed’s finishing up his aural postcard from Miami Music Week 2014 with the announcement of Live In Miami, the fifth installment of his live mix series. Recorded at his last night at Downtown Miami’s intimate Vagabond Nightclub, the compilation features 37 tracks and nearly four hours of ...

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WATCH: Diddy & Guy Gerber Talk ’11 11′ Album at IMS Engage

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Diddy and Guy Gerber’s long-rumored 11 11 collaboration album made its first official appearance last month at during Miami Music Week at the Red Bull Guest House, but the public finally got its first taste of the album during the pair’s In Conversation With panel at Los Angeles’ IMS Engage. ...

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PREMIERE: Leisure Cruise – ‘Double Digit Love (Dirty Vegas Remix)’

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Dirty Vegas have delivered the soundtrack to your next sandcastle disco with their remix of Leisure Cruise’s “Double Digit Love,” exclusively premiering here at DJ Times. Dirty Vegas, who recently delivered a guest mix for our inaugural episode of DJ Times Nexus Radio, add a danceable groove to ...

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Serato Announces Serato DJ 1.6.2 & DJ Intro 1.2 Updates

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Serato has released the latest updates for Serato DJ and Serato DJ Intro, offering users expanded hardware choices and technical fixes. Serato DJ 1.6.2 is now available for Serato DJ users (and as a free upgrade to all supported Pro Hardware and Scratch Live users) and adds compatibility with ...

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Electric Zoo Returning to New York City This August; Tickets on Sale Next Week

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Made Events has confirmed the return of Electric Zoo to New York City’s Randall’s Island this Labor Day Weekend from August 29-31. This announcement comes following a public discourse about the safety of the event, which had its final day cancelled last year following the death of an attendee. ...

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Aruba’s Electric Festival Expands to Five Days

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Following its successful debut last year, Aruba’s Electric Festival is expanding to five days for its second installment taking place September 3-7. Last year’s inaugural event brought out over 15,000 attendees—both Aruban and international—during its three days and featured a lineup that ...

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Hans Zimmer to Produce Tomorrowland Anthem

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Legendary film composer Hans Zimmer has been tapped to create a classical hymn to commemorate and premiere during the 10th anniversary edition of Belgium’s Tomorrowland festival this July. The composer—known for his film scores including Inception, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Da Vinci Code ...

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Pretty Lights Announces Two-Night Stand at Red Rocks

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Pretty Lights is returning to Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheater for a two-night stand at the legendary venue on August 8 & 9. These shows will mark the fifth-consecutive year the America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee has headlined Red Rocks, and this year’s show will see the producer joined ...

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Outkast – ‘Bombs Over Baghdad (David Starfire Remix)’

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Outkast made headlines last week with its much-anticipated reunion at California’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and David Starfire is prepping fans for the pair’s repeat appearance this weekend at the festival with his remix of 2000 hit “Bombs Over Baghdad.” The Los Angeles ...

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Chvrches – ‘We Sink (The Range Remix)’

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Chvrches made a big splash last year with the release of the band’s debut The Bones of What You Believe, and the band has just revealed The Range’s radical reinvention of album track “We Sink.” For the mix, The Range delivers a chilled-out ambience that slowly builds, highlighting the delicate ...

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11-Year-Old DJ Young 1 to Perform at The White House

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Not many people can say they’ve performed at the White House, but Stanton’s DJ Young 1 will have accomplished the feat before her 11th birthday. The young DJ will perform as part of the 136th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Sunday, April 21 as part of this year’s “Hop Into Healthy, Swing ...

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Brazil’s Music On Board Cruise to Sail from US for First Time

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Brazil’s premier floating music festival Music On Board is making its way to the US for the first time, setting sail from Fort Lauderdale, FL this November. The cruise will make its maiden US voyage from Port Everglades from November 21-24, promising three days of world class DJs and production ...

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Seven Lions Announces ‘Worlds Apart’ EP

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Seven Lions is currently in the midst of his Worlds Apart World Tour, and the Californian DJ/producer has revealed an EP of the same name, due out on April 29 on Casablanca Records. Led by “Strangers,” his hit collaboration with Myon & Shane 54 and Tove Lo, the EP fuses ethereal progressive ...

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Ultra Europe Announces Stacked Phase Two Lineup

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Ultra Europe returns to the stunning Croatian coast at Split’s Poljud Stadium from July 11-13, and the countdown is growing shorter with the announcement of the second phase of the festival’s lineup. Among the Phase Two are Knife Party, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Danny Avila, Marco ...

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Beatport Releases Beatport Pro Music Management System

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DJs can be an obsessive bunch when it comes to track organization, and Beatport’s new Beatport Pro system aims to revolutionize music management. Tailoring its music organization tools just for DJs, Beatport Pro offers a laundry list of features that have been unavailable to users until now. ...

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Swedish House Mafia ‘Leave The World Behind’ in New Documentary

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With Swedish House Mafia’s breakup having first been announced in 2012, it’s bound to seem a bit odd that the group is still releasing well into 2014 with its new Leave The World Behind documentary. Chronicling the group’s One Last Tour, the film pulls back the curtain, giving fans an ...

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INDUSTRY: inMusic Acquires Denon DJ, Denon Professional, & Marantz Professional

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inMusic has announced the addition of three of D&M Holdings’ product brands—Denon Professional, Marantz Professional, and Denon DJ—to its existing company umbrella. The new brands join inMusic’s existing family of brands, which includes Akai Professional, Alesis, Alto Professional, ION ...

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GRiZ Brings Power in Numbers Tour to Florida

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GRiZ is bringing his unique brand of electro-funk to the Sunshine State this month with the arrival of his Power in Numbers tour in Florida. The young producer–whose remix of Lettuce’s “Slippin’ Into Darkness” was featured as part of a recent #FreePlayFriday—will be hitting venues across the ...

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Above & Beyond’s 100th Group Therapy Episode Set for Madison Square Garden

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Following Above & Beyond’s sold-out 50th Group Therapy show last year at London’s Alexandra Palace, the trio has its sights set on another milestone with the announcement that its 100th episode will be broadcasted on October 18 live from New York City’s Madison Square Garden. This feat will ...

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Disclosure & Friend Within – ‘The Mechanism’

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Disclosure continues to surprise fans with “The Mechanism,” a new collaboration with Friend Within. The track seemingly features the same speaker from the duo’s gospel-garage smash “When A Fire Starts to Burn,” this time pairing rousing motivational quotes with booming sub-bass zaps. With ...

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Mysteryland USA Calls on Artists for Sustainable Design Challenge

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With just weeks to go until it makes its US debut in Upstate New York’s Bethel Woods during Memorial Day weekend, Mysteryland is calling upon creative minds for its first ever Sustainable Design Challenge. Producers of the event have partnered with the MATTE creative agency to find artists to ...

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ADJ Releases Event Bar Q4

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American DJ’s Event Bar DMX has evolved with the multi-color Event Bar Q4, the brand’s new versatile four-head fixture offering users the freedom of both static and active lighting. By adding RGB LEDs to the Event Bar DMX’s whites, the new Q4 features quad-color lighting across its four ...

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Pete Tong Announces All Gone to Sea with Calvin Harris, Steve Angello, & More

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It’s All Gone Pete Tong with the announcement of All Gone to Sea, a four-day music cruise setting sail from Miami on November 6. Set to feature headlining performances from Calvin Harris, Steve Angello, and Pete Tong himself, All Gone to Sea’s lineup is slated to feature 40 acts in total spread ...

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DJ Times’ Can’t-Miss Acts at Coachella

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

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Keep Ultra Music Festival in Miami–Sign the Petition

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In response to City of Miami officials calling to remove Ultra Music Festival from the city following a gate-trampling incident involving a security guard, a new petition posted on Change.org urges official to keep the festival in its home of 16 years. Citing the festival’s low number of annual ...

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Giorgio Moroder & Pete Tong Announced for IMS Engage

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This year’s International Music Summit Engage is set to take place at Los Angeles, CA’s W Hotel Hollywood on April 16, and organizers have just announced the addition of Pete Tong and Giorgio Moroder to the event’s In Conversation With panel programming. The summit—which originated in Ibiza in ...

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Mad Decent Block Party 2014 Lineup Unveiled

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Following last week’s announcement of the Mad Decent Block Party’s expansion to 22 dates, the full lineup for the summer event series have been revealed. Label favorites Diplo, RL Grime, and Riff Raff are amongst the list of announced acts, which also includes Dillon Francis, GTA, and DJ Snake. ...

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Kaskade Announces 2014 Summer Lovin’ Residency at Marquee Las Vegas

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Fresh off a massive Miami Music Week that included a Redux show and Main Stage performance at Ultra Music Festival, Kaskade has revealed plans to return to Marquee Las Vegas’ Nightclub and Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan this May for his Summer Lovin’ residency. Kicking off on May 3, Summer Lovin’ ...

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BT Launches MUSE App for Leap Motion Controller

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Throughout his career, BT has continually explored the meeting between music and technology, and he’s aiming to further his pursuit of new sounds with his MUSE app for the Leap Motion controller, available now. Partnering with Berklee College of Music’s Dr. Richard Boulanger for the creation of ...

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Chauvet’s NEXUS Delivers Last Minute SXSW Lighting for Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga’s vomit-filled performance at Austin, TX’s South By Southwest festival on March 13 generated a cavalcade of headlines, but behind-the-scenes, an eleventh-hour venue switch left stage production scrambling until the decision to use Chauvet Professional’s NEXUS saved the day. The singer ...

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Mad Decent Block Party Announces 22-Date Summer Tour

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2014 is proving to be a landmark year for Mad Decent with the just-revealed expansion of the label’s popular Mad Decent Block Party series accompanying February’s announcement of the inaugural Mad Decent Boat Party. This summer’s Block Party series marks the seventh year of the popular event, ...

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ADJ Introduces Flashback 4 Panel Lighting Fixture

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American DJ has fused the old school and new school with the Flashback 4, a modern twist on the classic Boarder Can lighting effect. Shipped in sets of two, the Flashback has received a unique makeover from ADJ with the addition of four clusters of vibrant LEDs to the panels: one green, one ...

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Korg Launches Micro Masterpiece Contest

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Korg has launched the Micro Masterpiece Contest, offering Korg users the chance to win their pick of a MS-20 mini, RK-100S, or the complete Volca trio. To enter, US residents can create a video performance consisting solely of sounds from their MicroKorg, MicroKorgXL, and MicroKorgXL+ as well ...

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

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

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Movement Detroit Announces Full Lineup

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Next month’s Movement Detroit Festival is scheduled to take over Hart Plaza from May 24-26, and the third and final phase of the artist lineup has been revealed. Detroit’s legendary techno collective Underground Resistance will headline the Memorial Day weekend festival for the first time with ...

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

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

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Carl Craig Bringing ‘Somewhere In…’ Residency to New York

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Verboten launched its eponymous venue last month with a stacked roster of talent, and the trend is set to continue with the news of Carl Craig bringing his Somewhere In… residency to the Brooklyn location beginning on April 12. With accompaniment including Martin Buttrich, Kenny Larkin, and ...

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29th Annual International Dance Music Award Winners Announced

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The dust is still settling from Miami Music Week, and the winners of the 29th Annual International Dance Music Awards have been named at the Winter Music Conference. Recognizing and honoring acheivements across 57 categories—from artist and music to clubs and technology—and voted on by more ...

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Moogfest Giveaway Winner Announced ahead of Fest’s Spring Launch

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Congrats to Lovey Cooper of Boone, NC for winning a pair of General Admission passes to Asheville, NC’s Moogfest festival from our giveaway last week! She and one friend will get the chance to see and hear all of the festival’s eclectic offerings this month from April 23-27. Originally taking ...

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Miami Diary, Pt. 1: Pool Parties & Puddles

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

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Frankie Knuckles Passes Away at 59

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Influential Chicago DJ/producer Frankie Knuckles passed away today at 59, leaving behind a storied legacy as The Godfather of House Music. Specific details have yet to be released, but the story was originally reported by 5 Magazine with other DJs close to Knuckles confirming his passing via ...

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V-Moda Adds XS to M-Class Headphone Series

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V-Moda has added on to its popular M-Class series of headphones with the XS, a pair designed to offer the ultimate comfort and ergonomic fit. Aiming to ‘mind the gap’ by minimizing the space between the headband and the user’s head, the XS delivers a superior, more comfortable featuring high ...

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PREMIERE: Carl Kennedy & Joel Edwards – ‘Like An Angel’

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London-born and New York-based DJ/producer Carl Kennedy is heading into spring with guns blazing with the release of his new single “Like An Angel,” premiering today exclusively here at DJ Times Magazine. After opening with rapid-fire drums, “Like An Angel” builds with reverbed guitar slings ...

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Sennheiser Launches Remix The Legends Contest with New HD Line Release

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German manufacturer Sennheiser has launched the Remix The Legends contest to celebrate the release of its new HD line of DJ and mixing headphones. To do this, the company has enlisted the help of Bob Sinclar, Luciano, and DJ Fly for the contest, who each have provided a track for contestants to ...

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Red Bull Guest House Releases Complete Miami Party Lineups

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The Red Bull Guest House sets up shop for Miami Music Week from March 27-30, and the complete lineups of Rooftop Pool showcases have been revealed. Daytime label showcases from Hot Creations, OWSLA, Mad Decent, and A Club Called Rhonda will join the recently announced late night Breakfast Club ...

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SiriusXM Celebrates 10 Years of Ultra Music Festival Coverage with UMF Takeover

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Ultra Music Festival takes over Miami’s Bayfront Park from March 28-30, and SiriusXM’s Electric Area station has announced the launch of UMF Radio, a limited-run channel celebrating its 10 years of festival coverage. Launching on Friday, March 21 at 12 PM EST, the 24/7 commercial-free channel ...

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RPM Returns to Miami Music Week with Seven Parties

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RPM is returning to Miami Music Week with a star-studded set of seven parties spread over five days. The series kicks off Wednesday, March 26 with the Kings of Ace pool party at the Shelborne, Afrojack and Martin Garrix headline a stacked lineup that includes Bassjackers, Sidney Samson, and ...

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Electric Forest Announces Lineup Details

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Electric Forest is set to make its fourth appearance at Rothbury, Michigan’s Double JJ Ranch on June 26-29, and the music festival promises a unique experience in its Sherwood Forest for both new and returning attendees. Amidst the art installations, themed environments, and passionate campers, ...

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Josh Wink, Joris Voorn Lead Ovum 20th Anniversary Miami Celebration

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Ovum Recordings is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and founder Josh Wink is planning a massive Miami Music Week label showcase at Treehouse on March 27 to commemorate the occasion. With a second room hosted by label Black Butter Records and performances from Joris Voorn, Steve Bug, ...

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Camp Bisco Announces 2014 Hiatus

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The Disco Biscuits and MCP Presents have announced that Camp Bisco will be skipping 2014 and returning next year. The popular electronic/rock music festival—and tour stop on 2013’s America’s Best DJ Summer Tour Presented by Pioneer DJ & DJ Times—has been a long-running Upstate New York ...

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HARMAN’s Martin Professional Introduces Two New RUSH LED Light Fixtures

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HARMIN’s Martin Professional is expanding its RUSH by Martin line of DJ effects with the new RUSH MH5 Profile and RUSH DC 1 Aqua LED fixtures. Providing high-performance at cost-efficient prices, both models offer bright LED lighting and a variety of features. The RUSH MH5 offers a moving head ...

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Moby, Wolfgang Gartner Talk Music as Medicine in New Film Kickstarter

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A new Kickstarter campaign is raising funds to finish production on Before We Were Kings, a star-studded documentary aimed at showcasing the power of music as medicine through the lens of someone overcoming social anxiety with DJing. Featuring interviews with Moby, Wolfgang Gartner, Sander ...

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Pioneer DJ Teases Secret Turntable Project at MusikMesse 2014

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It appears that Pioneer DJ may be entering the world of turntables soon, based on photos of a prototype taken at the MusikMesse music fair going on in Frankfurt, Germany, thru Saturday. Very little information is available besides what can be seen in the photo above (taken at Pioneer’s booth), ...

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NYC’s When In Robe Party Set for Friday

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When In Robe, are you to do as the Robe-ans do? Only one way to find out! When In Robe is a brand-new NYC party series that combines two unlikely, yet reasonably delightful elements: spas and dance parties. Each attendee is outfitted with his or her own robe and can then traverse between ...

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Danny Tenaglia, Joseph Capriati, & Joris Voorn Set Sail for Found at Sea Miami

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Magnetic Grooves is promising an unforgettable boat party during Miami Music Week with Found at Sea: an exclusive sunset cruise featuring performances from Danny Tenaglia, Joris Voorn, and Joseph Capriati. Set aboard the Biscayne Lady Yacht, the cruise will depart on March 26 at 3 PM sharp and ...

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Verboten Readies Grand Opening of Williamsburg Event Venue

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Verboten has maintained a foothold on Brooklyn clubbing events for years, and the company is now set to open its long-awaited eponymous venue this weekend in Williamsburg. The new 750-person capacity venue is a 10,000 square foot former metal manufacturing warehouse equipped with a ...

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Red Bull Music Academy Festival NY Reveals Event & Lineup Details

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The Red Bull Music Academy Festival is set to make its New York City debut this May with a series of live performances, lectures, and art installations, and organizers have now unveiled the complete lineup and event itinerary. The month-long series will consist of 15 public events taking place ...

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Akai Expands APC Controller Line with Three New Models

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Akai fans are in luck today with the company’s announcement of three new additions to its APC controller line. The reimagined APC40 MKII again provides seamless Ableton Live hands-on control complete with visual feedback, equipped with a 5×8 clip-launch matrix, 8 channel faders, 1 master ...

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Skrillex Premieres Entire Debut Album Recess Ahead of Surprise Release

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Skrillex dropped both the bass and a bomb yesterday with the surprise announcement and full streaming premiere of his debut album Recess, due out next week on March 18. The album was premiered through Skrillex’s mysterious Alien Ride app, a retro 8-bit arcade game featuring a countdown that ...

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Steve Angello Celebrates Size Records #Decade with Free Catalog Download

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Steve Angello is kicking off #Decade, a month-long celebration of the ten year anniversary of Size Records, with a Google Play partnership giving away the label’s entire catalog for free. Beginning today, fans can visit Decade.Size.net to access the links to the free tracks in the Google Play ...

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Red Bull Guest House Announces Breakfast Club Parties

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The Red Bull Guest House will touch down for a second year at the Gale South Beach during Miami Music Week later this month, and the lineups for the Breakfast Club set of events have been announced. The late-night festivities kick off at 2:30 AM on Friday, March 28 with a M-nus Records party ...

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Novation Announces Launchpad S Control Pack

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Novation is set on simplifying getting started with Ableton Live production and performance with the new Launchpad S Control Pack, out soon. Packed with the 64-button Launchpad S controller as well as the Launch Control, the Launchpad S Control Pack provides everything users need to start ...

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Awakenings Festival 2014 to Include Extra Day

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Holland’s Awakenings Festival 2014 is one to go down in the books. For the first time in 14 years, the festival will be two days: Saturday June, 28th and Sunday June 29th. It will be held in a recreational park called Spaarnwoude Houtrak, located between Amsterdam, Haarlem and Velsen. While the ...

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ID&T Unveils Debut Mysteryland USA Lineup

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Mysteryland is set to make its US debut on Memorial Day weekend on May 25 and 26 at the legendary site of the original Woodstock festival in Bethel Woods, NY, and ID&T has finally revealed its artist and stage lineups. Steve Aoki and Kaskade will headline the fest on Saturday and Sunday, ...

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Insomniac Releases Lineup for Electric Daisy Carnival New York

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Electric Daisy Carnival New York returns to the MetLife Stadium this Memorial Day weekend, and Insomniac has revealed the artist lineup for the two-day event. Dance heavyweights Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Afrojack, and Hardwell are joined by a wildly eclectic set of acts totaling 63 artists playing ...

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Holy Ship!!! Reveals Pre-booking Details & Recap Video

Holy Ship!!! made its third annual voyage this past January, and Hard Events is prepping for its dual cruises in 2015 with the reveal of this year’s recap video and pre-booking details. The new recap video shows off the highlights of January’s event, including the onboard performances, private ...

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ADJ Launches #myofficetonight Photo Contest

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American DJ wants you to show off your latest gig with the launch of the company’s #myofficetonight photo contest. Entrants are tasked with submitting photos that showcase their night out DJing from their perspective, which can include their equipment setup, the crowd dancing, a selfie behind ...

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Moogfest Adds Nile Rodgers, Janelle Monae, & More to Daytime Lineup

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Asheville’s Moogfest will debut its expanded five-day festival on April 23, and organizers have announced further additions to both the daytime and nighttime programming. The daytime program for the festival has been revealed, and includes a series of panels and workshops from an eclectic mix ...

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VICE Launches Music Choice’s Weekend Takeover DJ Residency

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Cable TV music channel Music Choice has tapped VICE to launch its Weekend Takeover DJ Residency. Beginning March 1, the America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee will seize the airwaves of the Music Choice Dance/EDM channel every Saturday from 8 PM to midnight EST to deliver a four-hour mix. While ...

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Steve Angello Announces #Decade Miami Lineup

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Steve Angello is celebrating the tenth birthday of Size Records next month with his #Decade event during Miami Music Week. Taking place at the RC Cola Plant on Thursday, March 27, the event’s lineup showcases both the label’s friends and its own roster, including AN21 & Max Vangeli, Thomas ...

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TICKET GIVEAWAY: 2 Passes to BUKU Music + Art Project – New Orleans, LA

Started by New Orleans’ own Winter Circle Productions in 2012, BUKU was born out of a desire to bring a modern music festival to New Orleans that celebrated both local and contemporary culture. BUKU’s self-described “post-industrial vibe” will feature top-notch artists spanning ...

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Seven Lions Announces Worlds Apart Tour

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Currently riding high on the success of his dance smash “Strangers” with Myon & Shane 54 and Tove Lo, Seven Lions has announced plans to hit the road this spring for his Worlds Apart North American tour. The America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee will kick off the tour at Santa Barbara, ...

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Dirty Vegas Readies Let The Night EP Release

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Dirty Vegas is readying the release of Let The Night, the group’s new EP due out March 18 on Young & Vicious. The EP—the group’s sixth official release and first since their 2011 comeback album Electric Love—features four new tracks, as well as remixes from Vanilla Ace and Betoko. The ...

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Steve Aoki Charitable Fund Raises $65,000 from Aokify America Tour

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Steve Aoki and his fans partied with a purpose on last year’s Aokify America tour, as the Steve Aoki Charitable Fund has announced a donation of over $65,000 to four health and research organizations. Aoki gave a dollar from every ticket sold to the Brain Preservation Foundation, University of ...

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ADJ Vizi Roller Beam 2R Now Available

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American DJ has released the Vizi Roller Beam 2R, giving club owners a new to step up their lightshow with a groundbreaking 360-degree rotation. Featuring a spinning conical-shaped barrel, the Vizi Roller Beam 2R fills the room with beams in every direction. The barrel is also equipped with a ...

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2014 DMC Online DJ Battle Begins – Enter Now

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The fourth annual DMC Online DJ Battle has begun, allowing DJs across the world to digitally face off for the chance to win an expenses-paid trip to London to compete in the 2014 DMC World DJ Championships. Established In 2011, the Online DJ Battle tasks contestants with submitting a two-minute ...

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Win Tickets to Swedish House Mafia Film Screenings in LA & NYC

Leave The World Behind follows global music sensation Swedish House Mafia as they complete their “One Last Tour,” the largest worldwide electronic music tour in history with over 1,000,000 tickets sold worldwide in just one week. Director Christian Larson (Take One) captures the ...

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Mixware Named Nocs US Distributor

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Mixware has been named as the US distributor of Swedish headphone manufacturer Nocs AB, beginning with the release of the company’s NS900 Live DJ headphones next month. The NS900s—first announced in November—showcase Nocs’ clean design aesthetic and dedication to quality and durability with ...

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BUKU Music + Art Project 2014 Daily Lineup Released

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With just one month left until BUKU Music + Art Project takes over New Orleans, LA for the second time, organizers for the festival have announced the daily artist lineup, as well as released tickets for individual days. Friday’s lineup leans more dance-oriented with Zedd, Zeds Dead, and ...

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Crew Love Miami Lineup Announced

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Wolf + Lamb and Soul Clap are getting ready to bring the love down to Florida next month with the announcement of this year’s Crew Love Miami party. Set to take over the TSL Lounge on March 28, the party will feature sets from Tanner Ross and Nick Monaco in addition to Soul Clap and... Read More

ADJ Inno Spot Series Offers Compact LED Moving Heads

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American DJ has released its new Inno Spot series, offering four different LED Moving Head models to fit customers’ budgets and needs. The Inno Spot Series’ range of brightness options and product features allows for a wide set of uses, both mobile and permanent. The Inno Pocket Spot is the ...

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Duke Dumont Headlines North American Tour

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Hot on the heels of his US album deal with Astralwerks, British DJ/producer Duke Dumont has unveiled his plans for a headlining North American tour this spring. Playing a mix of both club and festival performances across nine dates, Dumont’s quick jaunt includes stops at both weekends of ...

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Shlohmo Plans Spring US Tour & EP Release

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Los Angeles producer Shlohmo has announced spring tour plans to bring his brand of lo-fi R&B beats to audiences across North America. Set to kick off after his second Coachella performance (he’s playing both weekends), the tour begins on April 22 at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, California. ...

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A-Trak Announces Headlining Gold Gone Wild Summer Tour

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Fool’s Gold head honcho A-Trak has announced plans to embark on the Gold Gone Wild this summer. Kicking off at the end of May at Boston, MA’s Paradise, the tour will travel across the US throughout June before wrapping on June 28 in Austin, TX. In addition to clubs, the Gold Gone Wild tour ...

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TomorrowWorld Tickets to Go on Sale February 22

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Following Tomorrowland’s near-instantaneous sellout last week, ID&T is preparing for the second edition of Atlanta, Georgia’s TomorrowWorld, with tickets going on sale to the general public at noon EST on Saturday, February 22. The festival is set for a return to its Chattahoochee Hills ...

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Popeska – ‘Heart of Glass’

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Popeska has previewed his latest single “Heart of Glass,” out February 18 on Wolfgang Gartner’s Kindergarten Records. Melding an pop vocal with a melodic progressive house aesthetic, Popeska crafts a soaring, emotive combination of dance vibes with indie sensibilities. The track is the first in ...

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Mad Decent Boat Party to Make Inaugural Voyage in November

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Mad Decent is taking its Block Party series to sea this November with the announcement of the Mad Decent Boat Party and its initial lineup. Setting sail November 12, attendees will sail from Miami on the Norwegian Pearl and will make stops at Nassau and Norwegian Cruise Line’s private island ...

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Roland Unveils AIRA Product Line

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Roland has unveiled the first four products of its new AIRA series, aimed to meet the evolving needs of musicians both in the studio or onstage. The core of the AIRA series—made up of the TR-8 Rhythm Performer, TB-3 Touch Bassline, VT-3 Voice Transformer, and SYSTEM-1 PLUG-OUT Synthesizer—is ...

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Holy Ship! Expands to Two Cruises in 2015

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After three years of sold-out voyages, HARD Event’s floating EDM music festival Holy Ship! has announced plans to expand to two cruises in 2015. Sailing from Miami January 3-6 and February 25-28, the passengers of MSC Divina will sail through the Bahamas to enjoy port stops and beach parties in ...

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2014 Beatport Award Nominees Announced

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Beatport has announced the nominees for the 2014 Beatport Awards, honoring the music, creative, and labels that both critically and commercially dominated electronic music culture in 2013. Fans can cast their votes between now and February 28 in four Community Choice categories, including ...

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Chauvet DJ Academy Launches Expert Level of Video Curriculum

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Chauvet DJ Academy has further expanded its online video learning program with the rollout of the Expert Level, which adds five new courses to the existing curriculum. Aimed to build upon and supplement the lessons taught in the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels, the Expert Level ...

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Vestax Opens Retail Showroom in Hollywood

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Turntable and mixer manufacturer Vestax has announced the opening of Vestax To The Core LA, its first retail showroom in Los Angeles. Located in West Hollywood on Melrose Avenue, the new showroom provide fully functional demo stations, workshops, weekly events, and performances from noted ...

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Dillon Francis & DJ Snake – ‘Get Low’

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DJ Snake is currently tearing up the crossover charts with his Lil’ Jon party anthem “Turn Down for What,” and the French DJ/producer has teamed up with America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Dillon Francis for new single “Get Low.” The track is a proper bass bomb fusing moombahton drums and trap ...

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Duke Dumont Signs with Astralwerks for US Album Release

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Fresh off the success of 2013’s “Need U (100%)” and the impending release of new single “I Got U,” Duke Dumont has signed to US label Astralwerks for the US release of his debut album later year. Already signed to Virgin EMI in the UK, the British DJ/producer’s Astralwerks signing will see the ...

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Porter Robinson Teases Worlds Album with Cryptic Video

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Following a record label bidding war last year, Porter Robinson has officially confirmed the release of his debut album Worlds, due out this year on Astralwerks.  The news was confirmed via a cryptic announcement video on Robinson’s website, and shows violet-tinged nature broadcast that is ...

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Marco Carola, Boys Noize Lead Movement Detroit Phase 2 Lineup

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Detroit’s annual Movement Electronic Music Festival takes over Hart Plaza this Memorial Day Weekend, and organizers have unveiled Phase Two of its lineup, adding a diverse set of 45 acts. The new artists include Claude VonStroke, Marco Carola, and Maceo Plex, as well as a special selection of ...

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29th Annual IDMA Nominees Revealed

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With Winter Music Conference just around the corner, the nominees for the 29th Annual International Dance Music Awards have been revealed. The 57 awards range from track and artist-specific categories to tech and club honors, with the ceremony set to recognize dance music’s 2013 achievements ...

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Jamie Jones Talks Ibiza & Vegas Ahead of Sold-Out Marquee NYC Show

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As a solo DJ/producer, Hot Natured band member, and Hot Creations label co-founder, Jamie Jones does it all. After a busy 2013 that saw the release of Hot Natured’s debut album Different Sides of the Sun, two solo EPs, as well as his Paradise Ibiza residency, Jones is keeping the momentum going ...

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Serato DJ 1.6 Is Now Available

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A few short weeks after its announcement at NAMM, Serato has made Serato DJ 1.6 available to the public. In addition to increased hardware compatibility—including the Rane Sixty-One, Sixty-Two, and Sixty-Eight mixers—and OS X Mavericks 10.9 support, the update packs in a slew of new software ...

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Jack Beats Mixes FABRICLIVE 74 Compilation

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Jack Beats (aka UK-based producers Niall Dailly and Ben Geffin) are teaming up with famed London nightclub Fabric for the release of FABRICLIVE 74. The 70-minute mix provides a snapshot of the duo’s diverse sonic inspirations heading into 2014, with standout tracks including Breach’s dark house ...

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TJR Launches Bounce Nation Residency at Wynn Las Vegas

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TJR is preparing to make Vegas shake with the February 5 launch of his monthly Bounce Nation residency at Wynn Las Vegas’ Surrender Nightclub. TJR will take over Surrender one Wednesday each month and promises an unpredictable night of dance music spanning across many genres. The Rising Music ...

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Jeff Mills Scores & Stars in ‘Man From Tomorrow’

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Tomorrow comes today with the premiere of Man From Tomorrow, a new film featuring unreleased music from the legendary techno DJ/producer Jeff Mills, who scored and starred in the flick. The movie, recently premiered in Paris and directed by French filmmaker Jacquline Caux, is divided into two ...

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Duck Sauce Tease Debut LP with ‘Duck Droppings’ EP

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America’s Best DJ nominees A-Trak and Armand Van Helden have a busy spring ahead of them, performing twice as Duck Sauce at Coachella 2014 and then releasing their debut LP Quack, which they’re previewing now via the free Duck Droppings EP. The four-tracker delves into Duck Sauce’s vault and is ...

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Claude VonStroke Readies ‘Dirtybird BBQ’ Compilation

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Claude VonStroke is inviting everyone to his backyard this year with the announcement of the 2014 Dirtybird Records compilation Dirtybird BBQ. Set for release on February 25 on both CD and vinyl, the new compilation is a 12-track showcase of the San Francisco label’s roster, curated by label ...

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Skrillex & Diplo Lead Phase 2 Ultra Music Festival Lineup as Jack U

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With a little over 50 days left until Ultra kicks off at Miami’s Bayfront Park on March 28, the festival’s organizers have unveiled the second phase of the artist lineup. The second phase includes the additions of dance heavyweights including Cedric Gervais, Fedde Le Grand, John Digweed, as ...

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Tiesto Releases Fred Falke “Red Lights” Remix Ahead of Essential Mix

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Tiesto will be coming to radio speakers all over the world on February 1 when he takes the decks for BBC Radio One’s Essential Mix. The Essential Mix—Tiesto’s first since 2006—is set to be a special set from the Dutch DJ/producer, who has promised a Clublife Afterhours mix. The mix is slated to ...

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Tommy Trash Launches Ministry of Sound’s Inspired Compilation Series

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Ministry of Sound has announced the launch its Inspired series of compilations, and Tommy Trash will provide the inaugural mix with a release set for March 16. The compilation series tasks artists with telling their stories through records by showcasing tracks that have inspired them throughout ...

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Chris Lake Embarks on North American Helium Tour

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Chris Lake is preparing to take North American fans higher on his Helium Tour, which kicks off tomorrow at San Francisco’s Vessel nightclub. The tour comes on the heels of the release of his soaring vocal house single “Helium,” and will hit cities across the US and Canada—including Atlantic ...

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DMC DJ Battle Takes on NYC with DJ QBert

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Since 1985, DMC DJ battles have provided the premier competitions for turntablists, and this Saturday, February 1, New York City’s Webster Hall will host the latest regional clash. Judged by DJ Slyce and DJ Spicktacular and hosted by Lord Finesse, this weekend’s battle promises to be extra ...

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Dillon Francis, Flying Lotus, & More Added to Moogfest 2014 Lineup

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Asheville’s Moogfest has announced further additions to its diverse lineup of nighttime performers ahead of its spring debut from April 23-27.  Synthpop pioneers the Pet Shop Boys will join the lineup alongside British rapper M.I.A., producer Flying Lotus, and America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee ...

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Zedd Celebrates Grammy Win with New Single + Lyric Video

Following his Best Dance Recording win at Sunday’s Grammy Awards for “Clarity,” Zedd has teamed up with Bud Light Platinum to release his new single “Find You.” Zedd returns to past collaborators Matthew Koma and Miriam Bryant for vocals on the new track, which sees Zedd furthering his ...

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ATB Goes ‘Face To Face’ on New Single

ATB makes a grand return with his signature emotive sound with a new single and album. “Face To Face” is a progressive house stunner that sees German DJ/producer mixing a light acoustic guitar backing amongst sweeping aural soundscapes accompanied by the Stanfour’s melodic vocals. The video ...

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Designer Drugs Announce Upcoming Album The Drugs Are In Control

New York City’s Designer Drugs are back and proclaiming The Drugs Are In Control with the announcement of their sophomore album, due out March 10.The new album—described by the America’s Best DJ 2013 nominees as being a “hard-hitting blur of heady, tripped-out” tunes—is the follow-up to their ...

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The M Machine Embark on Metropolis North American Tour

OWSLA’s The M Machine are wrapping up their Metropolis EP trilogy with a North American tour boasting a brand-new live visual production. The 10-date tour sees the San Francisco trio bringing their live show—and a few DJ sets—across the country, and includes stops at Avalon in Los Angeles and ...

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Markus Schulz Reveals Scream 2 Album Details

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Markus Schulz has revealed the release details of his fifth artist album Scream 2, including its February 21 release through Armada Music. The album—the follow-up to 2012’s Scream—features 17 new tracks, including lead single “Remember This.” The album sees the America’s Best DJ 2012 winner ...

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NAMM: BT to Host & Perform Tonight at 29th Annual TEC Awards

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The 2014 NAMM show officially kicked off yesterday, and the festivities keep rolling tonight with BT handling hosting and performing duties at the 29th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards. Honoring outstanding technical achievement in sound design and creative achievement in ...

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NAMM 2014: iZotope & BT Release BreakTweaker Beat Sequencer

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iZotope and BT have revealed their latest software collaboration, BreakTweaker, a drum sculpting and beat sequencing plug-in compatible with any DAW and accompanying MIDI controller. Using its three modules: the Sequencer, the Generator and a MicroEdit Engine, BreakTweaker aims to forgo the ...

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Disclosure Features Mary J. Blige in ‘F For You’ Remix + Video

The spirit of the 90s is alive and well in Disclosure’s official remix of “F For You,” which adds Mary J. Blige’s huge vocals to the soul-fueled single. Giving the track a bigger sense of urgency, the rework adds a new verse and chorus belted out by Blige that hearkens back to 90s house ...

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NAMM 2014: Pioneer DDJ-SZ & Remix-Station 500

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Pioneer DJ has announced the expansion of its controller and live performance accessories with the Pioneer DDJ-SZ and the Remix-Station 500. The upcoming Pioneer DDJ-SZ was created with professional software DJs in mind, and is described as the “Big Daddy” of Pioneer DJ’s controller lineup by ...

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Bitwig Announces March Release of Bitwig Studio

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Bitwig has announced the March 26 release of Bitwig Studio, the much-hyped new multi-platform DAW. With both line and non-linear workflows, the software is practical in both live and studio environments. Compatible with Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux, Bitwig Studio comes loaded with over 50 ...

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Serato Announces Pitch ‘N Time DJ Expansion

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Time stretching just got a lot easier and more accurate with Serato’s announcement of the Pitch ‘N Time expansion for Serato DJ. The expansion allows Serato DJ users to utilize Pitch ‘N Time functionality, which has been seen as the industry standard for audio professionals when time stretching ...

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NAMM ’14: Tons of New DJ Gear in Anaheim

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ADJ’s Quad Scan Pro fixture. Anaheim, Calif. – Beginning today and running through Sunday, Jan. 26, the music industry’s manufacturers, distributors and retailers are convening at the Anaheim Convention Center for the world’s largest trade-only event—the annual Winter NAMM show. As usual, more ...

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Shure Opens Latin American Marketing Office in Miami

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Microphone and audio manufacturer Shure has announced the opening of a new Miami office aimed exclusively to sales, marketing, and business development in Latin America. The new office will connect with existing Latin American distribution centers, dealers, partners, and users, as well as ...

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Update from Maarten Hoogstraten: ‘Bingo Players Will Always Be Plural’

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Following Paul Bäumer’s tragic passing following a cancer battle last month, fellow Bingo Players member Maarten Hoogstraten has updated fans on his status and future plans with a post on the Bingo Players’ website and Facebook. In the announcement, Maarten thanks fans for the support ...

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Steve Aoki Readies 3 Weeks of Releases for 3OKI

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Steve Aoki is wasting no time getting into full swing in 2014 with the announcement of 3OKI, a series of three music releases on Dim Mak over the span of three consecutive weeks. The series kicks off tomorrow, January 21 with the remix package for the America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee’s ...

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Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo Begins Application Period

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Red Bull Music Academy recently announced it was arriving in Tokyo, Japan this autumn, and applications to attend the 2014 edition are now being accepted. Open to music makers and producers of all styles and levels of experience, the Red Bull Music Academy offers accepted students a two-week ...

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Hardwell Celebrates 150th Episode of Hardwell On Air Radio Show

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Hardwell’s weekly radio program and podcast will reach a milestone on Friday, January 17 with the celebration of its 150th episode. Kicking off at 7 PM EST, the special episode of Hardwell On Air will feature a two-hour mix live from the Slam FM studio, which will be streamed live from the ...

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Sharam & Dubfire Reveal Mysterious Countdown on Deep Dish Site

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It’s been eight years since Deep Dish—the legendary house duo of Sharam and Dubfire—has gone on hiatus, but a mysterious countdown on the new DeepDish.com suggests a reunion might be in the cards. Accompanied by little else besides a flashing logo and an entrancing, menacing instrumental loop, ...

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ADJ Offers Big Lighting with New Monster Beam

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ADJ has unleashed a lighting beast with its new Monster Beam, which promises powerful creation of the popular Moonflower lighting effect for both clubs and mobile DJs. The Monster Beam features the highest capacity LED engine of any ADJ Moonflower to date with its 25-watts of LED output ideal ...

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Jacuzzi Releases Free Mizu EP

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Hot on the heels of the success of his remix of Santigold’s “Disparate Youth” last year, Hawaiian producer Jacuzzi has unleashed the free Mizu EP. Across a quick five-tracks, the 18-year-old producer shows that he’s wise beyond his years with his genre-defying intricate productions. While the ...

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The Sound of Q-Dance Previews Return to LA with Trailer

The Sound of Q-dance is returning to Los Angeles’ Shrine Expo Hall this March, and a newly released trailer serves to preview the upcoming Hardstyle event. As the next US entry of the world’s largest series of hardstyle events, The Sound of Q-dance promises the pulsing bass and high BPMs fans ...

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ADJ Announces Sweeper Beam & Sweeper Beam Quad LEDs

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ADJ has unveiled a new pair of LED light fixtures consisting of the all-white Sweeper Beam LED and four-color Sweeper Beam Quad LED. Aimed with both club and mobile use in mind, the two units are capable of producing perpetual-motion lightshows for long periods of time without need for duty ...

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Swedish House Mafia Documentary to Premiere at SXSW

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Leave The World Behind, a new documentary chronicling Swedish House Mafia’s One Last Tour and subsequent break-up, will get its world premiere in Austin, Texas this March as one of the picks of South By South West’s film festival. The film—directed by Christian Larson and executively produced ...

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Chromeo ‘Come Alive’ with Tour & Single Announcement

The boys of Chromeo have a busy spring ahead of them following the announcement of their Come Alive tour and new single of the same name featuring Toro Y Moi. The Canadian pair will spend the spring touring across North America beginning April 6 at Houston’s House of Blues. The tour will ...

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Ticketfly Takes Reins for Burning Man 2014 Ticket Sales

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After years of website crashes and lottery systems, the Burning Man Organization has enlisted Ticketfly to handle ticketing sales for the 2014 edition of its annual art festival taking place August 25-September 1. The move is a surprising development for the organization, which has been ...

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Armin van Buuren Teams with Heineken for “Save My Night”

Armin van Buuren has announced a new partnership with Heineken to promote the new “Dance More, Drink Slow” campaign and a new single “Save My Night.” The campaign aims to deliver a message emphasizing the importance of staying in control while clubbing by drinking in moderation. The dark track ...

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Sennheiser Introduces HD Headphone Series Aimed at DJs

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German audio product manufacturer Sennheiser has unveiled its new HD headphone range aimed at DJs and producers at this week’s CES 2014 tradeshow in Las Vegas. The HD series is inspired by its famed HD 25 model, and was designed with extended use in and out of the booth in mind. The new line ...

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Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Zedd Lead 2014 Coachella Dance Lineup

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Coachella 2014 attendees are in for a Californian desert rave in the festival’s Sahara Tent this April, judging from the dance acts present on this year’s lineup. Zedd, Calvin Harris, and Skrillex round out headliners OutKast, Muse, and Arcade Fire, with Disclosure, Martin Garrix, and Fatboy ...

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UMF Radio Launches On-Demand Mixcloud Station

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Sirius XM radio’s Ultra Music Festival Radio program is now available on-demand to fans digitally via its launch on Mixcloud. This move gives fans over 200 hours of music available at anytime, with almost 150 separate programs featuring exclusive sets and live performances from dance’s biggest ...

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SFX & Clear Channel Announce Content Partnership

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After an IPO, acquisition of Made Event, and overhaul of Beatport, SFX is continuing to grow its EDM empire with the announcement of a new marketing and content partnership with radio giant Clear Channel. The partnership combines the biggest gloabal producer of live dance music events with the ...

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Pretty Lights Celebrates Grammy Nomination with Free BitTorrent Bundle

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Pretty Lights has partnered with BitTorrent to give fans a free BitTorrent Bundle of material to celebrate his recent Grammy nomination for Dance/Electronic Album of the Year. The free download includes both the original A Color Map of the Sun album and its 16-track remix album, three exclusive ...

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