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    2014 America’s Best DJ Nominees Revealed

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

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

    Groovin’: Jamie Jones (right) & Art Department’s Kenny Glasgow. Credit: Ian Witlen/Red Bull ...

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    Miami Diary, Pt. 1: Pool Parties & Puddles

    Hardwell at SiriusXM Music Lounge. Photo: Aaron Davidson Miami Beach, Fla. – Is it WMC (Winter ...

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    America’s Best DJ: Detroit Wrap-Up, Then It’s onto R.I.

    Providence, R.I. – Post-Motown, it’s on the road to Rhody! After spending a beat-filled ...

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    Red Bull Guest House Announces Breakfast Club Parties

    The Red Bull Guest House will touch down for a second year at the Gale South Beach during Miami ...

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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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Markus Schulz Prepares for Scream II with International Release Parties

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Markus Schulz is prepping for the February release of his fifth studio album Scream II with a set of four official release parties around the world. Following a sold-out show at Sound in Los Angeles on February 6, the America’s Best DJ 2012 winner will make a quick sweep of the US, with a ...

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Mixed In Key 6 Update Released with Improved Key Analysis

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Mixed in Key has entered 2014 with a the release of Mixed In Key 6, which adds an improved analysis algorithm and a slew of other features to the popular harmonic key detection software. The new update’s main feature is an upgrade to its harmonic detection algorithm, which allows it to analyze ...

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Dubspot Announces June Debut of Los Angeles Location

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New York-based electronic music production and DJing school Dubspot has announced it will be opening up shop in Los Angeles this June. The new location—set to be announced soon—is planned for a Central Hollywood spot within a few blocks of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street and is set to mirror ...

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MiMOSA, Purity Ring, More Set to Rock Tucson’s Gem & Jam Festival

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Tucson, Arizona promises to be a desert oasis for electronic music this February with the 2014 edition of its Gem & Jam Festival. Nestled in the second weekend of Tucson’s Gem and Mineral show, the music and art festival will include two stages when it kicks off February 7-9. Headliners for ...

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Sebastian Ingrosso Launches Refune Room with Free Live Album

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Refune Records founder Sebastian Ingrosso is launching the label’s new reward hub service with a free live album. Dubbed Refune Room, the new service gives fans early access to previews of songs and videos, as well as exclusive pre-sales for shows via a point system gauged by users’ social ...

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Moguai to Punx Up The Volume on American Tour

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After a massive 2013 with the runaway success of “Mammoth,” Moguai is kicking off a new year with his Punx Up The Volume American Tour. Announced via a video teaser, the new tour will hit both North and South America during the course of three months. After playing a trio of west coast dates ...

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Deadmau5 Launches Fan-Centric Website

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deadmau5 has officially launched his new online service live.deadmau5.com, a digital platform for fans to receive content directly from the Canadian producer. After fans sign up for a free ‘Suckscription’ on the site, they are given access to audio clips, news, photos, and exclusive live ...

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Eric Prydz Wins BBC Radio’s Essential Mix of the Year

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Eric Prydz now has another reason to take pride in 2013, as his BBC Radio One Essential Mix was named the best of the year by a panel of Radio One personnel. Prydz’s Essential Mix—initially broadcast February—beat out over 65 over DJs for the title, including Skrillex, Diplo, Disclosure, and ...

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Waka Winter Classic 2014 Announces 16-Stop Tour

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Arkansas’ Wakarusa Music Festival is still six months away, but the Waka Winter Classic tour will give fans a taste of potential talent—including EDM acts and DJs—when it travels across the US this winter. Kicking off at Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Cain’s Ballroom on January 9, the Waka Winter Classic ...

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Shure Launches Third Annual ‘Get The Gig’ Internship Competition

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Microphone and audio electronics manufacturer Shure is giving one lucky college student the opportunity to intern in the company’s Artist Relations department with the launch of the third annual Get The Gig competition. Open to junior or senior college students and class of 2013 graduates, the ...

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ADJ Group Opens New Miami Facility

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ADJ Group has expanded its operations with the opening of a new 48,000 square foot facility in Miami. The new facility will provide warehousing and shipping areas for all companies under the ADJ Group umbrella—including ADJ Lighting, Elation Professional, Acclaim Lighting, American Audio, and ...

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The Glitch Mob Return with New Album & US Tour

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The Glitch Mob is returning after three years for the release of its second album Love Death Immortality on February 11 and a US tour in March. The album is set for release through the trio’s label Glass Air Records, and is preceded by the lead single “Can’t Kill Us.” The single is a ...

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Above & Beyond Previews Concert Film with Acoustic ‘Love is Not Enough’

Above & Beyond ditch the soaring synths and pulsing trance in a new video showcasing an acoustic rendition of their track “Love is Not Enough.” The video—a preview of their upcoming Above & Beyond Acoustic concert film premiering January 24 via Thump—features the boys delivering a ...

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Rave Photographer Hopes to Bring Dancefloor Thunder with Kickstarter Campaign

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Photographer Michael Tullberg hopes to challenge the current era of digital rave photography with his Kickstarter campaign to publish his coffee table book of rave photography, DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM, Land Of The Free, Home Of The Rave. DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM aims to provide readers an ...

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Groove Cruise Prepares for Tenth Anniversary with Lineup Announcement

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The Groove Cruise will celebrate its tenth anniversary next year when it sets sail from Miami to Cozumel from January 30 to February 3, and the recently announced lineup promises to make it one of its most memorable voyages yet. The full lineup includes over 60 acts, ranging from Markus Schulz, ...

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Paul Basic Releases Sophomore Album on Pretty Lights Music

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Colorado-based producer Paul Basic has released his new album Transient Horizons on Pretty Lights Music. The album is a follow-up to his 2011 debut EP The Mirror, and features a more refined take on the dark, bass-centric approach of its predecessor. Former high school bandmates Pretty Lights ...

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Kraftwerk, Chic Lead Eclectic Moogfest 2014 Lineup

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Asheville’s expanded Moogfest will make its spring debut April 23-27, and pioneers Kraftwerk and Chic have been announced as headliners in the newly revealed Phase 2 lineup. Both acts will join previously announced headliners Giorgio Moroder and Laurie Anderson as part of the festival’s ...

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Showtek Launches Record Label with New Single ‘We Like to Party’

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The boys of Showtek are launching their own record label Skink, and they’re celebrating the occasion with the release of a new single “We Like to Party.” The track is a big room explosion centered around synth horn blasts, and serves as both a follow-up to the pair’s smash “Booyah” and as the ...

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ADJ Releases Ultra Bar Series of Linear Lighting

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ADJ has unveiled its new Ultra Bar Series of indoor linear lighting fixtures, featuring three different models aimed at offering professional grade quality at affordable prices. The Ultra Bar Series contains three models: the Ultra Bar 6, a 1/2-meter bar with six 3W TRI LEDs; the Ultra Bar 9, a ...

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The BPM Festival Announces Phase 3 Lineup, Day & Night Event Schedule

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The seventh edition of the BPM Festival is just weeks away from its takeover of Playa del Carmen, Mexico from January 3-12, and the organizers have unveiled Phase 3 artist lineup. The newly added artists—available below—join the over 350 acts announced for the festival, and include a slew of ...

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Daft Punk to Perform at 2014 Grammy Awards

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The robots of Daft Punk will make a rare television appearance on the 2014 Grammy Awards on January 26 with their first live performance since 2010. The duo will join previously announced performers Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons P!nk and Nate Ruess, and Willie Nelson. Additionally, the duo ...

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Made Event to Host Sunday School Mini-Fest at Mysteryland USA

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New York’s Made Event will host a mini-festival edition of the popular Sunday School party at next year’s debut Mysteryland USA, taking over New York’s Bethel Woods May 23-26. The Mysteryland edition of Sunday School will consist of three stages and will aim to represent a cross-section of both ...

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Serato Releases Serato Remote Mini App for iPhone

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Serato has announced the release of the Serato Remote Mini app for the iPhone/iPod Touch, out now on the Apple App Store. Serato Remote Mini acts as a streamlined version of the Serato Remote iPad App released earlier this year, and the iPhone version fits the stripped-back essentials of the ...

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Pioneer DJ Releases Pearl White Edition of DDJ-SX Controller

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It’s looking to be a white Christmas with Pioneer DJ’s announcement of a new pearl white edition of the DDJ-SX controller. The pearl white edition inherits all of the features from the original black and gold models, including the dual deck design, four-channel mixer, and large jog wheels. ...

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Armin van Buuren to Live-Broadcast Intimate Set on UStream

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Armin van Buuren will join Sean “Hollywood” Hamilton for a UStream broadcast and performance co-sponsored by DJ Times on December 19. Armin will make an appearance on the Remix Top 30 Countdown for a private party, during which he will spin a unique 20-minute set in an intimate, lounge-type ...

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Electric Zoo to Make Debut Mexico Appearance in May

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Made Event has announced the inaugural edition of Electric Zoo Mexico, which will debut next year in Mexico City on May 3-4. The two-day festival will mark the first time the Electric Zoo brand has traveled outside of its hometown of New York, and will be produced in conjunction with Disco ...

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Bingo Players’ Paul Bäumer Passes Away after Cancer Battle

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After revealing his cancer diagnosis earlier this year, Paul Bäumer has sadly passed away after a months-long battle. Over the past few months, Paul went on hiatus from the group’s touring and studio time to fight the illness as the dance world offered up support for him. The news of Paul’s ...

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Tiesto Runs ‘Red Lights’ with First Single off Upcoming Album

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Tiesto has released “Red Lights,” the lead single from his upcoming artist album due out in 2014. First premiered on Pete Tong’s radio show a few weeks back, “Red Lights” is a decidedly dance-goes-pop affair with its fusion of acoustic and electronic production elements. Topped off with an ...

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Ultra Music Festival Unveils 2014 Phase 1 Lineup

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Ultra Music Festival has released the first phase of the lineup for the 16th edition of the event, taking place at Miami’s Bayfront Park from March 28-30. DJ headliners for this year’s event include Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, and America’s Best DJ 2013 Kaskade, while the live stage’s ...

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Zedd Readies UK ‘Stay The Night’ EP & Deluxe Album Release

Zedd has announced the UK releases of his single “Stay The Night” and a new deluxe edition of his album Clarity. The UK release of “Stay The Night,” featuring Paramore vocalist Haley Williams, comes hot on the heels of the track’s US success earlier this year and is set for a February 9 ...

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Holy Ship!!! Announces Party Lineups & Theme Nights

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Hard Events’ Holy Ship!!! has unveiled the stacked set of theme nights and private island parties ahead of its third voyage, set to leave Miami on January 9 and sail through January 12. Each night aboard the ship is set to feature different themed parties of music, each curated by different ...

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Art Department Mixes First BPM Festival Compilation

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The 2014 edition of The BPM Festival kicks off in Mexico’s Playa del Carmen in a little less than a month, and the organizers have announced BPM001 Mixed By Art Deparment, the first in a planned series of mix compilations inspired by the festival. Released in conjunction through The BPM ...

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Hideout Festival 2014 Sells Out in Record Time

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After being on sale for just two weeks, Croatia’s Hideout Festival 2014 has completely sold out its allotment of tickets a full seven months before the event. This feat is the festival’s fourth consecutive sell-out, as well as being the fastest sell-out in the festival’s history. The 2014 ...

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Ferry Corsten, Benny Benassi, More to Perform at India’s Debut Vh1 Supersonic Fest

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Viacom is bringing India it’s newest music festival with the inaugural Vh1 Supersonic 2013 festival, which will take over Candolim, Goa from December 26-30. The five-day festival will feature a slew of big talent, including Above & Beyond, Benny Benassi, Booka Shade, and Ferry Corsten ...

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Afrojack, Claude Vonstroke, & More Added to Ultra South Africa Lineup

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Ultra Worldwide has unveiled the second phase of the inaugural edition of Ultra South Africa, which will touch down in Cape Town and Johannesburg this February. Additions to the lineup include Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Blasterjaxx, and America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Claude Vonstroke, who will ...

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DJ Earworm Partners with Legitmix for 2013 ‘United State of Pop’ Mashup

DJ Earworm has teamed up with Legitmix for this year’s edition of his annual “United State of Pop” mashups, which pits the year’s biggest pop hits against each other into one video remix. This year’s mix features pop hits like Katy Perry’s “Roar” and Justin Timberlake’s  “Suit & Tie” ...

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Movement Detroit Announces Initial Artist Lineup

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Movement has the initial set of performers that will perform at the 2014 edition of the electronic music festival at Detroit’s Hart Plaza on Memorial Day weekend. The 49 artists announced include dance heavyweights like Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Loco Dice, and Pete Tong in addition to a ...

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DJ Expo 2014: All Set for Atlantic City Return

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Atlantic City, N.J. – OK, DJs—it’s time to mark your calendars. The 2014 dates for DJ Expo are here: DJ Expo will return to the the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J., August 11 to 14. As always, DJ Expo—produced by DJ Times and its publisher Testa Communications—will present demo rooms and ...

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Electric Daisy Carnival to Return to NYC’s MetLife Stadium in 2014

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Insomniac has announced that Electric Daisy Carnival New York will return to the MetLife Stadium over Memorial Day weekend in 2014, marking the event’s third year in New York City. The festival is produced in partnership with RPM Worldwide—the team behind New York’s Pacha Nightclub—and will ...

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TomorrowWorld Releases Aftermovie for Inaugural Event, Unveils 2014 Return

While Belgium’s Tomorrowland just announced its plans to celebrate its tenth birthday with a double festival next year, Atlanta’s TomorrowWorld is reliving its inaugural edition earlier this year with a brand new aftermovie chronicling the event. The 17-minute fillm captures the magic of ...

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Heads Roll at Beatport as SFX Trims the Fat

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SFX has cleaned house at the recently-acquired Beatport, closing its San Francisco office and laying off a majority of the engineering team at its Denver office. These layoffs come on the heels of Beatport’s Q3 loss of $1 million, as well as SFX’s declining share price from $13 to $11.60 since ...

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Flosstradamus to Stream Live DC Performance Ahead of Single Release

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Chicago DJ/producer duo Flosstradamus will stream their performance at Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club on December 13 through their website. The performance is one of the stops on their US and Australian IRL tour, and the live stream will serve to premiere their brand new tour production. The ...

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Coone Preps Release of Global Dedication

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Belgian producer/DJ Coone is readying the release of his new full-length album Global Dedication on Dim Mak Records on December 10. Global Dedication aims to epitomize today’s hardstyle sound and features appearances from big names from the genre, including Wildstylez, Frontliner, and Hard ...

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Electric Daisy Carnival 2013 Generates $278 Million for Las Vegas Economy

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Las Vegas hit the jackpot with last June’s Electric Daisy Carnival, as the festival brought in an estimated $278 million for the local economy in just three days. These findings come from an economic impact report from Beacon Economics, which also revealed that the third annual event garnered ...

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Get Your Taxidermied deadmau5 Dead Mouse on Etsy

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If you were looking for a unique way to express your fandom for deadmau5, a new product on craft website Etsy might be just what you need. User/registered taxidermist ebinard is selling a handmade stuffed mouse adorned with a replica of deadmau5’ signature headpiece. The ethically sourced ...

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Afrojack & Hardwell Join Calvin Harris to Headline The Day After Festival

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Hardwell and Afrojack will join Calvin Harris to fill out the trio of headliners for Panama City’s The Day After Festival this January. The pair will join the already-announced acts, which include Nervo, Nicky Romero, and Martin Garrix. The Showpro and Disco Donnie Presents-produced event will ...

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Steve Aoki Performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live with Linkin Park

Steve Aoki has become the latest DJ/dance artist to appear on late night television, joining the likes of Zedd and Major Lazer, with his performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last week. Linkin Park vocalists Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda appeared with the America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee and ...

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Tomorrowland Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Double Festival

In honor of Tomorrowland’s tenth anniversary, the organizers of the Belgian festival have announced plans to expand it to two weekends in 2014.  The events will take place over the consecutive weekends of July 18-20 and July 25-27 in the festival’s home of Boom. Billed as a one-time initiative, ...

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Skrillex Announces 2014 City Takeovers

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After a period of splitting his time between running OWSLA and producing with Boys Noize in Dog Blood, Skrillex is returning to the solo spotlight with a newly announced string of multi-show city invasions early next year. Dubbed Takeovers, each stop will see the DJ/producer play multiple ...

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Krewella & Headhunterz Target Cyber Bullying with ‘United Kids of the World’

Headhunterz and Krewella have teamed up with DoSomething.org to battle cyber bullying with their video for “United Kids of the World.” The video aims to illuminate the power—both good and bad—social media has over teens today, and opens with the girls of Krewella reading hateful tweets sent ...

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Nocs Readies Release of NS900 Live Headphones

A quality pair of headphones can make the difference between a good mix and a great mix, and Nocs plans to provide this with its upcoming NS900 Live headphones. Sound quality is the obvious priority for the NS900 Live, with custom titanium drivers giving a well-balanced sound that is a closed, ...

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David Guetta & Mikky Ekko Share “One Voice” Video for World Humanitarian Day

David Guetta has premiered the video for “One Voice,” featuring Mikky Ekko, to help raise awareness and funds for World Humanitarian Day. Premiered last Friday at the United Nations in New York City, the video supports the new #TheWorldNeedsMore social media campaign. During this campaign, ...

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Pioneer Unveils CDJ-900NXS, Integrates rekordbox

Pioneer has announced the January release of the Pioneer CDJ-900NXS, the latest in the company’s line of digital players. The player builds upon the foundation of its CDJ-900 predecessor with additions from the NXS line, with the key feature being the integration of rekordbox music management ...

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LDI ’13: DJ & Club Lighting Debuts in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas – As always, LDI ’13 expects to see several lighting-products debuts that will to impact the club and mobile-DJ markets. Running through Sunday at the Las Vegas Convention Center, America’s top trade show for entertainment lighting will include exhibits, seminars and tours of ...

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Kryoman Helps Steve Aoki to Aokify America

EDM’s favorite LED robot Kryoman joined forces with Steve Aoki by providing the America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee with a slew of new technical wonders for his Aokify America tour, and he has released a new video showcasing the collaboration. After opening with a bizarrely enthralling on-foot chase ...

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Relive Ultra Europe 2013 with New Aftermovie

To coincide with the announcement of Ultra Europe’s return to Split, Crotia from July 11-13 of 2014, Ultra Worldwide has released a new aftermovie showing the highlights of this year’s debut event. 103,000 fans from around the world descended upon the main event at Poljud Stadium featuring sets ...

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BPM Festival Unveils Phase 2 Lineup and Showcases

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Mexico’s BPM Festival has expanded the lineup of its 10-day event to over 250 artists as well as adding a slew of new and returning showcases that will be taking over Playa Del Carmen from January 3-12. This year’s festival will see the debut of nine parties, including All Gone Pete Tong and ...

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Sister Act: Nervo Talks Starting a ‘Revolution’

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Australian twins Mim and Liv Nervo kept themselves very busy in 2013, with a string of successful singles—including “Revolution,” their collaboration with R3hab and Ummet Ozcan—and a worldwide modeling contract with CoverGirl. Next year looks to be no different, with the pair recently announced ...

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Top Hip-Hop Jocks Crowned at Global Spin Awards

New York City – The second-annual Global Spin Awards, held this past Monday night at Manhattan’s New York Times Center, honored hip-hop DJs of national, regional and legendary renown. The event drew plenty of surprise celebrity guests, including Kendrick Lamar, Sean Paul, Swizz Beats, A-Trak, ...

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Tiesto Showcases Culture, Travel, and Music on New Club Life Website

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Jay-Z has “Life & Times,” 50 Cent has “This Is 50,” A-Trak has “Infinite Legroom,” and now Tiesto is following in the footsteps of other artists-turned-lifestyle curators with his newly-launched “Club Life” website dedicated to music, travel, culture, art, and fashion. The new site acts as ...

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Morgan Page Goes Behind The Scenes of 3D Tour Technology

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Before a performance at Miami’s Mansion nightclub, Morgan Page talked with Fusion to go behind the scenes of his ongoing Morgan Page Presents 3D tour. In the clip, the America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee details the technology behind the 3D visuals, which was first attempted on Michael Jackson’s ...

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Serato Releases Red Bull Thre3style World Finals Wrap-Up Video

Japan’s DJ Shintaro won the title at the Red Bull Thre3style World Finals last week in Toronto, and Serato has just released a wrap-up film chronicling the event. Throughout the six-day event, entrants had just 15 minutes to entertain the crowd, and were judged on both their technical ...

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Ableton Live 9.1 Update Released

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After a public beta back in September, Ableton has officially released the Ableton Live 9.1 update, giving registered users of Live 9 Suite, Standard, and Intro new Live and Push features. Ableton Live 9.1 users gain the ability to open two windows simultaneously on both one or two monitors, ...

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Serato Releases Serato DJ 1.5.2

Serato has outlined the features and additions to the newly-released Serato DJ 1.5.2 update. The key feature is the Chip Pack, a new FX Expansion Pack powered by iZotope, which is available to purchase for $19 either in-app or from Serato’s Online Store. Chip Pack comes with several base FX for ...

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Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, & More Star in Dutch Influence Documentary

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Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, Afrojack, Sidney Samson, Nicky Romero, and more star in Dutch Influence, a new EDM documentary premiering in America on November 20th and running through December. The film features today’s biggest Dutch DJs telling the stories of their experiences in dance ...

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Deadmau5 Surprises Vegas Fans with Unpaid, Impromptu Set at XS

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Photo: Danny Mahoney/XS Nightclub After making headlines last week for leaving Twitter, deadmau5 surprised club-goers at Las Vegas’ XS with an impromptu, unannounced set on Friday night. The Mau5 took the stage at 11:30 that night, coming on before headliner Wolfgang Gartner’s scheduled set at ...

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Pretty Lights’ First Pay-Per-View Concert to Premiere November 30th

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Pretty Lights will premiere his first-ever Pay-Per-View special this month with a live broadcast of his performance from San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on November 30th. The performance is part of his Analog Future tour, which kicked off in October and features a full band in ...

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Moogfest Announces Phase 1 Lineup of Daytime Presenters

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Asheville’s Moogfest has announced the Phase 1 lineup of presenter for the daytime conference portion of the upcoming 2014 edition of the festival. The list reflects the festival’s aim to celebrate the synthesis of technology, art, and music, and includes a wide variety of presenters. Heading ...

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Roger Sanchez Debuts ‘My Roots’ Video and Remix Package

Roger Sanchez continues to explore his beginnings on “My Roots,’ his newest single and video release. Furthering the retrofitted sound first heard on “Troubleman” earlier this year, “My Roots” combines classic 90s New York house with the sounds of today. The video fits animated visuals with the ...

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Danny Howard Launches US Radio Show, Readies Oakenfold Collaboration

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UK DJ/producer Danny Howard has announced plans to launch a weekly US radio show that will be broadcasted on SiriusXM. Premiering November 28th, the show will take over SiriusXM’s BPM channel every Saturday at 10 PM EST/7 PM PST. The program will aim to showcase an hour packed with the UK’s ...

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Porter Robinson Signs Worldwide Deal with Astralwerks

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Photo: Darrin Harris Frisby America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Porter Robinson has signed a worldwide record deal with Astralwerks Records and Virgin EMI UK. The deal comes as a result of a label bidding war that stemmed from Robinson shopping around a near-finished album to labels. Specific ...

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Marcus Schossow: Wild Child

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With 14 years of DJ and production experience, Marcus Schossow is no novice. Coming off a year of heavy touring—which included shows at London’s Ministry of Sound and Hollywood’s Avalon Nightclub—Schossow has also flexed his production muscle. With a big collaboration with fellow Swede Adrian ...

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Cole Plante & EA Partner for Tetris Theme Remix Contest

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DJ/producer Cole Plante has teamed up with EA Games to present the Tetris Blitz Remix Challenge in order to promote the new Tetris Blitz app, available on iOS, Android, and Amazon devices. Entrants are tasked with producing their own remix of the famous Tetris theme song, “Korobeiniki,” for use ...

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Jeannie Hopper’s Liquid Sound Lounge Turns 20

If you know anything about NYC’s underground dance culture, the name Jeannie Hopper travels in very good circles as an ambassador of the scene and ardent supporter on the airwaves. She wears many hats—DJ, radio host, producer, label owner, music programmer and station manager for Art ...

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Rolling Stone Calls DJs ‘Third-Class Whores’ in New Video

To celebrate the magazine’s tenth anniversary, Rolling Stone Italy has released a puzzling new video decrying the rise of the DJ and dance music. The video—titled “Rocker vs DJ”—features a narrator mocking electronic dance music before refocusing his aim toward DJs, who he asserts are ...

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Morgan Page & Michael S. Are ‘Against The World’ on New Single

Morgan Page is busy traveling North America on his Morgan Page Presents 3D tour, but that hasn’t stopped him from unleashing his new single “Against The World.” The new track fits perfectly amongst the emotionally charged vocal house tracks Page is known for, with melodic piano keys, soaring ...

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Thomas Gold Releases Video for “Remember,” Announces NYC NYE Show

There’s no bad place for a rave, judging from Thomas Gold’s video for his new single “Remember,” which is out now on Axtone Records. The video shows a series of apartment tenants boarding an elevator that magically transports them to different shows Thomas Gold has played this year, including ...

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Tiesto Teams with Music Saves Lives to Give Blood Donors Meet & Greets

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Attention D.C. Tiesto fans! Music Saves Lives and Abbott have teamed up with Tiesto to give fans the chance to meet the DJ in Washington, DC in order to promote blood donation among young adults. Winners of the contest will receive two tickets to either of Tiesto’s shows at DC’s Echostage on ...

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Kaskade to Score Insomniac Documentary Under The Electric Sky

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America’s Best DJ of 2013 Kaskade has signed on to provide the musical score for the upcoming Insomniac documentary, EDC 2013: Under the Electric Sky. The film chronicles the fan experience at the 17th annual Electric Daisy Carnival festival, which took place this summer in Las Vegas. In ...

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Dada Life Sets World Record for Biggest Pillow Fight in History

With the help of dedicated fans and 3813 pillows, the boys of Dada Life became the new Guinness World Record holders for the Biggest Pillow Fight in History. Taking place on October 26th at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom, the pair’s record-setting pillow fight was filmed and documented, with a video ...

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Hardwell Premieres Latest Single Via Shazam

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Hardwell is premiering his latest single “Dare You” exclusively via Shazam, making him the first artist to ever release music through the song-recognition app. The track, which features Matthew Koma’s vocals, was first previewed at the Hardwell Presents Revealed showcase during last month’s ...

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OMFG! Throws NYE Double Header in San Diego; Lineup Announced

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OMFG! will return to San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center for a two-night New Year’s Eve rager. This year’s event—the second since its expansion to two days—will take place on December 30th and 31st, and will include performances by Boys Noize, Diplo, Nero, Nervo, and more. The event is put on ...

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Madeon & DJ White Shadow to Perform at Lady Gaga’s artRAVE in NYC

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Lady Gaga will be celebrating the release of her new album ARTPOP with an album release party in New York City this Sunday featuring performances from DJ White Shadow and Madeon. The event—titled artRAVE—has been two years in the making, and will include a custom stage filled with ...

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Red Bull Music Academy Makes Tokyo Debut in 2014

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Having already made stops in New York City, London, Cape Town, and many other cities, Red Bull Music Academy will make its Japanese debut in October 2014 when it travels to Tokyo. While details of specific events have yet to be announced, RBMA has put on numerous music festivals, performances, ...

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Oliver & Classixx Go Disco to Disco on December Tour

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Oliver and Classixx will be hitting the road together on the Disco To Disco tour, which will travel across North America this December. Oliver will kick off the tour with two solo dates in Vancouver and San Francisco on December 5th and 6th before fellow Los Angeles duo Classixx joins for the ...

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Tiesto & Musical Freedom Contribute $500k to The Global Fund

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Released last year, Tiesto and Musical Freedom’s Dance (Red), Save Lives compilation aimed to commemorate World AIDS Day and to raise money for The Global Fund to fight AIDS. Since its release, sales of the compilation and a personal donation from Tiesto himself have lead to the contribution of ...

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SFX Entertainment Officially Acquires Made Event

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Live event producer SFX Entertainment has officially completed its purchase of Made Event, the company behind New York’s Electric Zoo festival. This deal comes hot on the heels of SFX’s recent IPO and its announcement of its purchase of ID&T. In addition to Randall Island’s Electric Zoo, ...

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GIVEAWAY: See Marco Carola @ Marquee NY on 11/1

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DJ Times has partnered with Marquee NY to give away two tickets to one lucky fan! This Friday, Nov. 1st, Marco Carola will return to Marquee NY for the 2nd iteration of his groundbreaking 8-week Music On residency. Carola is bringing his cutting-edge style of techno to #MarqueeFridays, and this ...

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Calvin Harris to Headline Panama’s The Day After Festival 2014

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Calvin Harris has been announced as the main headliner of Panama’s The Day After Festival 2014. 2014’s event will be the second edition of the festival, which will take place at Panama City’s Figali Plaza from January 10-12th. While a full lineup has yet to be announced, Harris will join the ...

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Moby Hosts Video Contest for New Single, Winner to Receive $6k

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America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Moby has announced a video competition tasking fans with creating the official video for his new single “Almost Home,” with the winner receiving a $6,000 prize. The track—a collaboration with Damien Jurado—is taken from his latest album Innocents. The entries will ...

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The BPM Festival 2014 Phase 1 Lineup & Showcases Announced

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The Phase 1 lineup for the 2014 edition of Mexico’s The BPM Festival has been unveiled. The seventh edition of the festival will take over the town of Playa del Carmen from January 3-12 and will feature ten days and nights of music and parties. The event will play host to a total of over... Read More

BassHead Music Wins Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash Miami

BassHead Music celebrates their victory at the Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash Miami on Oct. 24.
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This past October 24, in front of a sold-out Grand Central Miami crowd, BassHead Music was named the winner of the debut Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash Miami. Modeled after a traditional Jamaican sound clash, the event pitted four South Florida music collectives—BassHead Music, Slow Roast ...

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Ultra Worldwide Expands to South Africa & Japan in 2014

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Already one of America’s largest electronic music events, Ultra Music Festival is expanding its global reach into South Africa and Japan in 2014. These satellite editions will represent the eighth and ninth international iterations of the festival, having already visited notable destinations ...

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Watch DJ Fly’s 2013 DMC World Championship Winning Performance

The DMC World DJ Championship is an annual DJ competition that determines the top turnatablists in the world. Held in a different city each year, the 2013 edition took place earlier this month in London. France’s DJ Fly took the title this year, and his championship-winning performance is ...

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Mountain Oasis: Electronic Madness & Pre-Halloween Frivolities

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By Jim Tremayne & Chris Caruso Asheville, N.C. – Last weekend’s Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit saw past and future stars perform in a unique and open atmosphere that pleased esoteric-music obsessives and party-loving festival-goers alike. Produced by AC Entertainment and held this ...

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Feed Me Opens Record Label Sotto Voce

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UK’s Feed Me just released his debut album Calamari Tuesday earlier this month, but he’s showing no signs of slowing down with the unveiling of his record label Sotto Voce. Feed Me—one of producer Jon Gooch’s artistic aliases—aims to search for and discover producers with genuine artistic ...

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Mountain Oasis: Electronic Music in the Carolina Pines

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Asheville, N.C. – Between 2010 and 2012, Moogfest was a communion between legendary synth manufacturer Moog Music and promoter AC Entertainment that saw thousands of costumed fans fill the venues of downtown Asheville on or near Halloween weekend. The program was a heady mix of art, technology ...

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Dada Life, Porter Robinson, & More to Ring in 2014 at NJ’s Winter Galactic

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Dada Life, W&W, Rusko, Bassjackers, Cash Cash, Bambi, and America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Porter Robinson will ring in 2014 this New Year’s Eve as part of the Winter Galactic at New Jersey’s IZOD Center. The 18+ event will be a general admission affair and will feature the DJs spinning in ...

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Pusha T Teams with Legitmix for Rhythm Roulette Producer Contest

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Pusha T has partnered with Legitmix for the Rhythm Roulette contest, offering budding producers the opportunity to create a track for the rapper. The contest’s first round tasks entrants with submitting their best sample-based instrumental, mashup, edit or remix that best showcases their ...

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Moogfest Calls to Artists for Public Art Installations

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Asheville’s Moogfest recently unveiled its new plans for a five-day festival coming this April that will feature an expanded focus on the intersection of art and technology, including public art exhibitions. To meet this end, Moogfest and The Media Arts Project have issued an invitation to ...

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Catch Diplo’s Ask Me Anything TODAY on Reddit

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Between his time spent acting as part of Major Lazer, running the Mad Decent record label, and producing for artists like Snoop Lion and Beyonce, it’s hard to imagine America’s Best DJ 2013 runner-up Diplo having even a minute to spare. However, Diplo will be taking questions for a full hour ...

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‘OWSLA Presents…Good Times’ Canadian Tour

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OWSLA, the eclectic label and artist collective owned by America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Skrillex, has announced the OWSLA Presents…Good Times tour, which will be hitting Canada this November. Featuring performers from the label’s roster, the tour’s lineup includes headliners Alvin Risk—whose ...

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Lights All Night Expands to Mexico City with Nicky Romero

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Lights All Night, the annual dance music festival surrounding New Year’s Eve in Dallas, has revealed an expansion to Mexico City this year with Nicky Romero announced as its headliner. With the Dallas festival having moved to the weekend prior on December 27th and 28th, the single-night Mexico ...

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deadmau5, mau5trap Recordings Partner with Astralwerks

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deadmau5 has revealed a new partnership between mau5trap Recordings and US record label Astralwerks. The new partnership will see Astralwerks becoming the US home for all deadmau5 releases and the exclusive distributor and label partner for Mau5trap recordings. This two-tier deal is the first ...

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Armin van Buuren Announces ‘Armin Only – Intense’ World Tour Dates

Armin van Buuren has released eighteen dates on his upcoming Armin Only – Intense World Tour. Officially kicking off the tour with a two-night stand at the Netherlands’ Ziggo Dome on November 15th and 16th, Armin will play all over the world throughout 2014. The tour will support his latest ...

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ADE Update: Techno & Trance Titans, Plus Some Old Pals

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Global: “Armin Only: Intense” tour detailed.Amsterdam – Yesterday, we hit the conference portion of Amsterdam Dance Event at the Felix Meritis Centre. Then, last night we made the club rounds and hit two very different, but no less important events. Early in the day, we did the ADE ...

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Avalon Hollywood to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with Paul Oakenfold

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Clubs come and go in the Los Angeles nightlife scene, but Hollywood’s Avalon will be celebrating its tenth anniversary on November 2nd with a performance from Paul Oakenfold as part of his North American Trance Mission Tour. This pairing is fitting, considering that Oakenfold played the club’s ...

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ADE: Richie Hawtin Tells Us ‘Rock Is Dead’ & Other ‘Fuck-You Moments’

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 ADE Moment: Richie Hawtin with NYC pals Sleepy & Boo. Amsterdam, Holland – In 1978, The Who’s Roger Daltrey sang these Pete Townshend-penned words: “Goodbye Sister Disco/And to your clubs and your tramps.” For many, it seemed to be moment of rockist triumphalism, as dancefloor-driven ...

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Bassnectar Comes Full Circle for 3rd Annual 360° NYE Show in Nashville

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Bassnectar has announced his third annual New Year’s Eve show at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. Revealed as the capstone to the America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee’s Immersive Music Fall Tour, the show will be a 360° show, as seen in his two previous sold-out NYE shows. These shows feature ...

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Asheville’s Moogfest Expands to Five Days in April 2014

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Asheville music festival Moogfest has unveiled its expansion from three days to five days, with the new 2014 festival dates taking place from April 23rd—27th. This year will see the introduction of new activities to the festival’s usual music-oriented lineup, including an innovation conference ...

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America’s Best DJ: Kaskade Cops the Golden Mixer—Again

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Las Vegas – With his fans, the media and DJ-industry insiders all in tow, Kaskade was once again crowned America’s Best DJ at Las Vegas’ Marquee Club this past Sunday, Oct. 13. After 20-plus events on America’s Best DJ Summer Tour Presented by Pioneer DJ & DJ Times, the fans spoke with ...

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#FreePlayFriday – 10/11/2013

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Pad out your decks for the weekend on this #FreePlayFriday with our picks of the best free tracks. This week’s picks range from jumpy Melbourne Bounce to summery nu-disco, so you can grab any and everything in between! First up is the dub of Taco Cat’s remix of Static Revenger’s “Back Off, ...

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Sensation in Vegas: An Ocean of White

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Las Vegas – An “Ocean of White” flooded the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas this past October 5. As the inaugural Sensation in the City of Sin, the Amsterdam-based event welcomed 21-and-up dance music fans clad in all-white attire to a world of massive décor that included a Sputnik-style ...

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Afrojack Joins SFX in Ringing NASDAQ Closing Bell

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To celebrate SFX Entertainment’s IPO yesterday, Afrojack joined CEO Robert Sillerman and other SFX members in ringing the closing bell of NASDAQ stock exchange in New York’s Times Square. He is the first DJ to ever ring the iconic bell. This honor also comes as part of a big week for the Dutch ...

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See Pioneer DJ’s Artmix Exhibition Benefiting VH1’s Save The Music in LA TODAY

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The exhibition of the second edition of the Pioneer DJ Artmix, Pioneer DJ’s fund raising program that sees DJs using CDJs as canvases in order to benefit VH1’s Save The Music Foundation, will take place today at The Bank in Downtown LA’s Art Walk. The event is free and open to the public from ...

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The British Are Coming: Sankeys to Open in NYC This Month

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Sankeys’ third season is coming to a close, but the party isn’t stopping as the owners prepare to open a New York edition of the British club on October 31st. The new location will be located in Manhattan on 36th Street and houses two rooms: the famed futuristic-themed Basement and the ...

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Gesaffelstein Brings Guns, Sex, & Gold for “Hate or Glory” Video

To coincide with the release of his I Heart Techno 2013 mix compilation and debut album Aleph on October 28th, Gesaffelstein has released a video for new track “Hate or Glory.” Full of the same cinematic flair seen in the video for his single “Pursuit” this summer, the new clip ditches the ...

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Pretty Lights Previews Full Band Tour with New Video

America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Pretty Lights kicks off his North American tour in support of his studio album A Color Map of the Sun in Kansas City on October 10th. However, this tour is differentiated from prior performances due to the addition of a live band, which producer Derek Smith has ...

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A-Trak to Join Danny Brown on Co-Headlining Tour

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Fool’s Gold boss and America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee A-Trak will be hitting North America with rapper Danny Brown on this fall’s Double Trouble tour.  The tour will kick of at the Fox Theatre in Pomona, CA on November 8th and will include stops in around the West Coast, including Los Angeles for ...

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