DJ Times, DJ Chuckie & Bling Fly to Monaco

DJ Chuckie will spin at inaugural Monaco International Clubbing Show, like a DJ Expo in the world's second smallest country.

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How Globe-Trotting DJs Can Avoid Airport Agida

How global disk jockeys can ease their airport hassles.

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Update: Technics SL-1200 To End Production; Serato Wins

Technics turntable ending production after nearly 40 years

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ADE 2010: I Can’t Get No Sleep—Tutorials, Techno & Trance

Amsterdam, Holland—If you’re looking for a little rest and relaxation, The Netherlands’ biggest city isn’t really the place to do it. Not that we were trying, mind you—because once again, we had completed our participation at the Amsterdam Dance Event where we met with dozens of DJ/dance ...

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Dutch Dance Event Brings the Cheese

OK, so two days into the Amsterdam Dance Event, and here’s our Jim Tremayne’s report from the Dutch trenches: Once again, the ADE has sold out. The 15th annual dance-music industry conference—held at Amsterdam ’s historic Felix Meritis Centre and the nearby Dylan Hotel —has loaded ...

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Going Dutch: DJ Times to Hit Amsterdam Dance Event

Amsterdam, Holland—Most of the movers and shakers of the global DJ and dance music scene will be in Holland this week for the 15th annual Amsterdam Dance Event, which runs Oct. 20-23. That includes us. With its daytime conferences and networking sessions held at the Felix Meritis Centre and the ...

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Exclusive: DJ Times to Present “The Last Gasp” at MoogFest 2010

Asheville, N.C.—Everyone knows that MoogFest 2010—set for Oct. 29-31—expects to be hot weekend that’ll see acts like Devo, Massive Attack and MGMT light up the Western Carolina city. And Halloween Night, the last evening of MoogFest, certainly promises to be a wild one as DJ Times will present ...

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ABDJ Winner QBert Takes Home the Golden Mixer

DJ QBert was officially awarded the 2010 America’s Best DJ title this past Saturday, Oct. 2, at Ghostbar in The Palms in Las Vegas. The award show and closing party at the Rain nightclub—with QBert, Scotty Boy and Manufactured Superstars on the decks—culminated the three-month-long event, which ...

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Come Get Your Moog On

Want to go to MoogFest 2010? Here’s your chance. Just tell us why we should send you, and if we agree, you win a pair of passes. It’s that easy. We repeat: Just tell us why you should go to the MoogFest for free, and you can be picked to win a pair of passes…(Want... Read More

(Not) Breaking News: Record Labels on Life Support

As record companies continue to lament the decline of their industry—in 2000, the industry peaked with worldwide sales of $40 billion, and is half that now—we’re always wondering how grim grim can be. According to Billboard Magazine, it’s still grim. Here’s the ...

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News: Deadmau5's Beats, MTV's Meat

The buzz surrounding Lady Gaga and her meat dress at last night’s MTV VMA Awards has yet to subside–and we’re frankly surprised that no one has made a fuss about our blazer made of whole wheat pizza–but we have taken a shine to the fact that Deadmau5 rocked the show. As ...

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America's Got DJ Talent: Qbert Wins!

The polling stations are closed, the season of handshakes and baby-kissing has drawn to a close, the votes have all been tallied, the bribe money counted, and it’s official: DJ Times magazine and Pioneer DJ announce that DJ Qbert has been voted America’s Best DJ for 2010. The ...

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Can Chicago House Music Fill Iconic Hole?

With the announcement that Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is vacating office after his term ends, Chicago is flagellating in a potential political vacuum, wondering how they’re going to fill such an iconic hole—after all, Daley has held office since 1989, when Chicago house music was just entering ...

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Hurricane? What Hurricane? Electric Zoo Blows Away NYC

New York City—It’s official, it seems: Electric Zoo easily defeated a weakened Hurricane Earl this past Labor Day weekend and blew away throngs of area electronic-dance music fans. Billed as New York’s Electronic Music Festival and presented by Made Event, the two-day festival—held at NYC’s ...

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DJ Times & Robert Moog: In Bed Together (finally!)

As the inventor of the Moog synthesizer, the late Robert Moog is hands-down The Godfather of dance music, if not the sperm donor for Yes and prog-rock, and, therefore, Asia. Still, the adulation all music types hold for him will coagulate in one giant rump shaking weekend, called the MoogFest, ...

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At Ibiza Summit, Larry Levan Grooves on…

Mike Pickering (pic), a storied dance-music jack-of-all-trades who DJed at Hacienda, helped launch Happy Mondays, and who recently restarted Deconstruction Records, recalled at the International Music Summit in Ibiza last week how New York nightclubs in the early 1980s altered the world’s way ...

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Jacking Beats, Kryptonite, Can't Stop Morillo

Jacking house is back, according to Erick Morillo, who spoke at the International Music Summit in Ibiza earlier on Wednesday. “What David Guetta is doing now is absolutely astonishing, what the Swedish House Mafia are doing is opening doors.” Morillo, quizzed by Summit organizer Pete Tong on ...

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Detroit Festival: Entire City Moves

Inner City’s Kevin Saunderson We’ve been to the The Detroit Electronic Music Festival (Movement), and we’re returning to the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (Movement) this weekend from May 29-30, because no other city in the States, or in the world, can boast such a pedigree of ...

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How Moms Gave Birth to the DJ Industry

Although no statistics are available, we can claim with anecdotal certainty that mothers have purchased more turntables and mixers than any other consumer demographic. She might have done it out of pure love, or to keep your ass busy when you were 13, or as revenge against that noisy neighbor. ...

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iPad DJs Cue the Future?

When the iPad debuted three weeks ago, the publishing industry commenced praying for rescue. But can an iPad fill dancefloors? Do they need salvation? Is the iPad just an iPod on steroids? We spoke to Rana Sobhany, a New York-based new media/advertising pro, author and, as far as we can tell, ...

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WMC's IDMA Awards, The Fuzz and a Weak Bladder

The IDMA Awards were held last night, or was that two nights ago? Where are we? Who is that drinking our water bottle in our room? Whose room is this? Why are you putting cuffs on me? Ha ha. Wait, no, really. Why are you dressed like a cop? Why are you arresting me? Does... Read More

Colorado DJ's iPhone App Fights Halitosis

The days of barf-breathed barflies getting all up in your face to request a song may be over, according to one very wired Colorado DJ, who rigged a way to allow guests to make requests with an iPhone or iPod Touch. Bobby Sorden, owner of Sensational Sounds Professional DJ Service in Falcon, ...

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Cedric Gervais Pumps EuroBabes out of Alligator Boots

OK, so one night we catch reality-show star DJ Pauly D playing an overlarge Irish pub in Wantagh, on Long Island’s South Shore. The next evening, we somehow manage to mingle with the overly fashionable crowd at Kiss & Fly, in Manhattan’s trendy Meatpacking District. Adaptable, we are. This ...

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Team Ultra: Deadmau5, will.i.am & DJ Times

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Wha? Where? Who? Few things outside of the U.S. national debt are larger than WMC’s Ultra Music Festival (OK, you’re thinking Kirstie Alley’s belt-size, but we won’t go there), and on March 26-27, DJ Times will make the event a little bit larger, with a booth at Bicentennial Park in ...

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