DJ Expo: Mobile Competition Means Business

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Mad for Miami: DJ Times’ Busy Week

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Miami 2012 Preview: Chuckie

Chuckie: Two big Miami gigs. In preparation for Winter Music Conference ...

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Miami 2012 Preview: Axwell

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Miami 2012 Preview: NERVO

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DJ TIMES FEBRUARY 2012 DIGITAL EDITION

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Swedish House Mafia Smashes Madison Square Garden

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B.C. Bound: Red Bull Thre3style World Finals

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Laidback Luke: Getting Sirius in NYC

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Amsterdam Dance Event Preview: Cr2 Records

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Roger Sanchez's Favorite DJs

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Moombahton Explained (Hint: 108 BPM)

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Can a NYC House Music Transplant Make it in Texas?

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Cheb i Sabbah Needs You

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Skrillex spills his sub-bass secrets

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Manik's Tips for Logic

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Rock Club DJ: "How I Avoid Sonic Suicide"

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The Strange Rumor about Above & Beyond

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Datsik's Dirty Dubstep

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J.Rocc: "The one thing you didn't know about J.Dilla"

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Dirty Vegas, Live: Playing in the Other Team’s Ballpark

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Tips from a Headbanging DJ

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Ice-T, the Flowering of Music Narcissists, and You

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DJs in Space: The Next Generation

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Italian Techno King: Three's a Crowd

In techno, eight years is really like 56 ...

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Is Nightclub City DJs More Powerful than Radio?

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How LSD Guru/Grateful Dead Soundman Owsley Stanley, Dead at 76, Changed Live Music

Owsley Stanley, dead at 76, changed live sound mixing.

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Charlie Sheen goes Dubstep…But Not Really

Canadian DJ creates viral content of Charlie Sheen

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Reid Speed's Dub Step Breakdown

DJ Reid Speed talks about the evolution of dub step

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Can House Music Set Mideast Free?

House music in the Mideast keeps pumping despite the turmoil.

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Wolfgang Gartner Speaks

Wolfgang Gartner describes his re-edit DJ sets

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EDM's Rising Star: Avicii

Avicii talks about how DJ Laidback Luke helps his sound

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Technics 1200 "Coffin Report" with Ultimate Fighting DJ AL3

Albert Lineses talks about the demise of the Technics 1200

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Technics 1200 "Coffin Report": Scratch This

DJs Etronik and Reflex talk about their memories of the Technics SL-1200.

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Can You Still Kick it Like Prince?

Prince plays at Madison Square Garden and DJ Times checks it out

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Record-Breaking Vinyl Art

A DJ makes art from broken pieces of vinyl

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Technics SL-1200 "Coffin Report": Wolfgang Gartner & Cut Chemist

DJs Wolfgang Gartner and Cut Chemist talk about the influence of the Technics SL-1200 on their careers

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Incubus DJ Saved by Serato

DJ Chris Kilmore from Incubus talks about recording with the band and hos Serato changed his life

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A Griswold Christmas Gift

DJ Eric B talks about a VJ programming tip

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Free! How DJs can Exploit the Digital Business Model

DJ Pretty Lights discusses the business model of giving away his music for free.

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Technics SL-1200 "Coffin Report" w/ Christopher Lawrence

DJ Christopher Lawrence talks about his memories of the Technics SL-1200

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Roundup: Steve Reich remixed; Anti-DJ Sentiment Softens in Texas

News roundup of the DJ world: Steve Reich gets remixed; djay for iPad debuts; anti-DJ scene softens in Texas

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Girl Talk's Sample Clearance

DJ Girl Talk releases new album with 372 samples

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Qbert vs. the Shrinking Turntable & Digi-Zilla

Disk jockey Qbert comments amidst the demise of the Technics SL-1200 turntable

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Richie Hawtin Predicts Your Future

Richie Hawtin, using Traktor, Serato, and Ableton, sets the course for the future of DJing.

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David Guetta Wants to Touch You

David Guetta wants to bring sweaty dance club aesthetic to pop charts.

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iPad Changes World—and VJing

We’ve heard about DJs using the iPad, but when we heard that Bronx-bred VJ Eloy uses an iPad for his sets, that got us wondering if he’d ever mixed in images of Steve Jobs. Eloy hasn’t, but he did offer plenty of tips for DJs who are looking to add a visual element to their... Read More

DJ Diplo: Twitter-er-er of the Week

Of all the DJs using Twitter, we think Philly-bred Diplo—owner of indie label Mad Decent, half of Major Lazer with Switch, early adapter of the crunky dub pop rock mash up, and all around left-of-center dude—has used it most effectively. He’s spun at parties where he’s taken requests via ...

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Josh Wink Takes his Top 10 to Amsterdam

Electronation’s official opening party during the Amsterdam Dance Event 2010 will host two of the biggest brands in contemporary dancemusic: Adam Beyer’s Drumcode Records and Josh Wink’s Ovum Recordings. We’ll be there, because the lineup will include: Adam Beyer Josh ...

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In Mumbai: a Higher State of Console Consciousness

We talked to Surr Advani, a DJ from Mumbai, India, who has trained more than 2,000 DJs in his Splinters DJ School. Of course, we learned that continental barriers disappear behind the decks among DJ brotherhood. OK, so what are the crowds like in Mumbai clubs? In India, crowd is rude and good ...

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One DJ's $250,000 Gig—Going, Going, Gone

DJ Dan’s artist debut, Future Retro, out now on Nettwerk, re-works some of the West Coast underground jock’s seminal influences, like A Guy Called Gerald, Company B, Phuture, and Frankie Knuckles. We spoke to DJ Dan recently, after L.A. authorities had shut down a rave that DJ Tiësto had been ...

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Is Wolfgang Gartner Daft?

Wolfgang Gartner’s “Illmerica,” a massive electro-house stomper released yesterday on Ultra Records, puts the Austin-based Joey Youngman in the company of Daft Punk. Hear for yourself. Gartner recently conducted a Twitter interview with his fans, and we’ve compiled the choicest cuts. Do you ...

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Are You Worth $5,000 Per Gig? Here's How To Get It

Alongside Roonie G., DJ 2nd Nature, and Unique, Kris P has been spreading the video-jock gospel, playing gigs all over the United States, to Asia and back. “I really have no interest in playing audio-only gigs anymore, just video,” he told us. “Audio-only seems so boring to me now.” We sat down ...

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DJs & Poverty in Vegas: Best of Times, Worst of Times

Forty-four million people live in poverty today in the Unites States, more than at any time since 1994, according to a Census analysis released today by the Associated Press. How dire is that? If those 44 million people were panhandlers, and you had enough money to help them all, it would take ...

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Obama and DJ AM Wre$tling Match?

President Obama has equated his struggle with congressional Republicans over extending the Bush-era tax cuts to a “wrestling match”—the GOP, with a Flying Leg Lock, wishes to extend the cuts, while the Obama administration, employing the Atomic Surfboard, wants to restore the taxes to wage ...

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Qbert Wins, DJs Thank God, Allah, etc.

Like a house on fire, the social media network is ablaze as news about Qbert’s victory in the “America’s Best DJ” contest takes flight. Reaction has been one of relief, since DJ Pauly D’s team of social media bunnies have been stuffing ballot boxes in the vote’s waning hours. The reaction ...

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Chems Resolve Music Industry Crisis with…Adam Smith?

With industry-wide CD sales decreasing like a waistline on The Biggest Loser, the Chemical Brothers have figured out a way to maximize profit—with live shows, and more specifically, live shows with a heightened focus on high-production visuals, with input from none other than Adam Smith. ...

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How to Avoid a Deadmau5-like Collapse

What to make of Deadmau5 collapsing on Friday night while onstage at the 9:30 club? After being taken to the hospital and being advised to cancel nine dates of his summer tour, a look back through his tweets is telling. On Thursday night, he said, “God damn… What’s wrong with me ...

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Mad Men's Shrewdest Move

Who’s not a Mad Men fan? RJD2 is, although he was on the receiving end of a very shrewd move by Lionsgate, the producers of the hit AMC show. “It was a one-shot deal,” says RJ, about the instrumental version of  “A Beautiful Mine” that intros the show. ...

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Can Dubstep Re-Make Britney Spears?

No bigger advocate for dubstep can be found than in the person of Christopher “Rusko” Mercer, a recent transplant from the U.K. who has worked with M.I.A. and will be twiddling knobs and moving the mouse for the next Britney Spears’ record. “Dubstep picks up rock fans, the ...

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The Anatomy of a Remix

When Jive Records recently hired Nick “Piklz” Ditri and Danny “Danger” Boselovic, aka The Disco Fries, to remix “OMG” by Usher and Will i.am., the Fries emerged from the kitchen and broke down their process for DJ Times. “In this remix, rather than doing long, extended breakdowns, ...

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Skribble on Pauly D: "Haters Beware!"

ABDJ nominee DJ Skribble has done much to popularize the role of the DJ. You can argue that without Skribble—the first DJ to spin house music on MTV—there would be fewer DJs, and no Pauly D (some people would prefer that, we know, we know). We asked Skribble about the controversy ...

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A-Trak: "Let your ears guide you"

Of all the ABDJ nominees, A-Trak has made the most of his hustle. His blog, providing insight to the whirlwind life of a traveling DJ, is a must-read. When he graced the cover of DJ Times a couple years ago, he hinted at his career track: “If you’re strictly a scratch DJ, then shows, ...

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The Making of a Billboard Reporter

Robert LaFrance has joined the ranks of Billboard reporters, hallowed ground for club DJs. For the Connecticut-based DJ, who spins Thursdays and Fridays at Alchemy, it is a long-time ambition realized. “When I started DJing, the Billboard reporting DJs were the country’s top DJs with the best ...

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ABDJ Nom Morgan Page: "The fan is king"

“America’s Best DJ” nominee Morgan Page got his start on the college radio airwaves.  We asked him who inspires him now. “The new wave of guys. Deadmau5 is still a huge inspiration, even though I started producing earlier than he did. But I love these guys who break the mold and do their ...

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ABDJ nom Rivera's Tips for Climax

What has Robbie Rivera done to join the running for DJ of the Year? Rivera, a house music legend, founded the label Juicy Music, which has mushroomed into a global brand. His remix resume is loaded with A-List artists like Madonna, Pink, Basement Jaxx, and David Guetta, and his diverse ...

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"America's Best DJ" Nominee Moby's Career Aspirations

America’s Best DJ nominee Moby, aka Richard Hall, represents in many ways every DJ’s ultimate dream: to be able to play your music in front of adoring crowds, and to be able to record your music and hand it off to adoring A&R reps. Moby told DJ Times about the power of the DJ. “The... ...

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ABDJ Nom Gervais: "Make your own records, and you'll explode."

Last time we checked in on ABDJ Nominee Cedric Gervais, he was slamming the Euro Lounge in West Palm Beach, while we were making great friends with a bartender named Pedor. We haven’t forgotten either of them. Gervais’ take on Alcatraz’s “Give Me Luv” and George Morel’s “Let’s Take Drugs” ...

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Tommie Sunshine: Lose the Room, Grow as a DJ

Tommie Sunshine re-appears this year on our list of nominees for America’s Best DJ, and with good reason. His Summer Soundtrack Mix ’10 is here, on the heels of a barnburner of an original track, “5 A.M. (A Girl Like You),” while clocking frequent flyer miles every weekend, and in the studio ...

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Glitch Mob Is Able

On its latest album Drink The Sea [Glass Air], the Glitch Mob set out to move away from its signature hip-hop, IDM-cum-heavy metal sound to create the sort of stoned-out rock record your parents may have listened to in the early ’70s—if Cubase had existed back then. And how’d they ...

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America's Best DJ Nom: "It's all in the eyes."

America’s Best DJ nominee Sticky Boots has likely inherited a DJ gene—his father was a mobile DJ. “My mobile DJ background has been a huge help, since my experience includes countless parties from 30 to 3,000 people in every genre from Country to Big Band. ” We asked ...

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Iceland Gets More Weird

Lava fields and a midnight sun are just two aspects that make Iceland an unusual spot on the map, and their electronic scene—Reykjavik’s NASA Club hosts a popular weekly dubstep/breakbeat night—is suitably inspired. “Weirdcore” is the most recent offering from the ...

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Will Mafia Score a Hit?

The main difference between the American mafia and Swedish House Mafia? As far as we can tell, the Swedish House Mafia don’t leave a horse’s head in the bed of their enemy—just empty beer bottles. Their first official single, “One,” was released last week on Beatport, and we ...

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DJs respond to Pauly D nom for “America’s Best DJ”: “Not!”

As the race for “America’s Best DJ” begins, some DJs have chimed in with their opinions of at least one nominee—MTV’s Jersey Shore well-oiled DJ Pauly D. The response has been spirited. It started with J.R. Hutter, who said: “You guys are out of your mind putting “DJ” Pauly D on the ...

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Steve Porter's Viral Secrets

And to think it all started at a bar mitzvah, or a wedding–that’s where Steve Porter started DJing. Now, he’s made it to the Big Show—the NBA. Porter’s the visual and audio force behind the NBA’s “Amazing is…” ad campaign, the most potent (and lucrative) example of how video mash-ups can ...

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David Guetta: "I have two years…"

“This next year dance music is really gonna rule the world,” said David Guetta today at the International Music Summit in Ibiza. Guetta issued his dance music jeremiad on the “Big Dog DJs: F*** You We’re Famous” panel, hosted by Pete Tong, where he downplayed the impact he’s made on ...

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UFC DJ: How the Hell did You Get that Gig?

Dana White (left) and UFC DJ AL3 Albert Lineses III a.k.a. AL3, is the official DJ for Ultimate Fighting Championship. We engaged him in a round of “How The Hell did you get that gig?” OK, Albert, we’re game: How the hell did you get that gig? I got the gig to be the UFC’s... ...

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Maryland DJ Says: Stop! Thief!

A thief squeezed through a broken window at the Paris Museum of Modern Art on Thursday and stole five paintings, including works by Picasso and Matisse. The total value was estimated at $127 million. Video images captured a man clad in a black hood, and no alarms sounded–at least not in ...

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Can Detroit Techno Save the Auto Industry?

In the past few weeks, Ford, Honda, and Volkswagen have forecast significant growth for 2010. Several others, including Toyota, Nissan, and the car company we own, GM, expect to offer upbeat outlooks and improved earnings. Agoria, aka Sebastien Devaud, owner of the French-based InFine label, ...

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Boston DJ Feeds "Granite" to New Hampshire Clubbers

We just can’t get enough of “Granite State of Mind,” a spot-on New Hampshire-style parody of Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind” that’s been tearing up You Tube. When Boston-based DJ Paul Dailey played a gig the other night at the Red Door, a deep-house nightclub in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, he ...

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Morgan Page's 220-Step Method to a Profitable DJ Career

Maybe it’s the maple syrup in his Vermont hometown, but Morgan Page’s career track was only a few hundred phone-calls away. His DJ/remixing ambitions began percolating in high school, crafting rudimentary electronic tracks and sending them off to the DJs he heard on a local college radio ...

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RIP: Gang Starr's Guru

Guru, a.k.a. Keith Elam, one-half of legendary rap duo Gang Starr, died of cancer yesterday in New York. He was 43. The Boston-born rapper’s longtime partner, Solar, issued an “official” statement. “The world has lost one of the best MCs and Hip-Hop icons of all time—my ...

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Can a Volcano Stop the Music?

This is not a NASCAR Race The phrase, “When Iceland sneezes, the world catches a cold,” made its debut this past weekend, as the lusty volcano spewed its ashes over most of Europe, grounding flights and, in many cases, stopping the music. For us, we were relieved that the source of such ...

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Banksy Film Exploits Handicapped Children, Drum-n-Bass

British street artist Banksy has been tattooing buildings for nearly 20 years, and his random art of vandalism has stirred in the public a ravenous response. A film documenting his exploits, Exit Through the Gift Shop, out tonight in select cities before a nationwide rollout, offers the first ...

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Breaking: Z-Trip No Longer Broken, Coachella Awaits

Z-Trip has healed from a snowboarding injury in time for his Coachella set, this Saturday in the Sahara Tent at 10:30 pm. The winner of our “America’s Best DJ” award, and this month’s cover story, Z offers inspiration for anyone trying to break out of a musical, er, cast. “I wanna see ...

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How to Win Friends and Influence Talent Agents

Wanna be like Andy Caldwell? Nikki Solgot, owner of Ten in One Talent, a DJ talent agency whose roster includes Frankie Knuckles, David Morales, Satoshi Tomiie and Andy Caldwell, among many others, was kind enough to endure our inane questions. So, a majority of your day is spent doing what? ...

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Ex NIN-er Keeps Despair Alive

We always thought the Industrial Revolution started in Chicago, in the late 20th century. We weren’t wrong, we just differ from what many people think is the truth. But Marilyn Manson keyboardist and former NIN-er Chris Vrenna has found his own truth, behind the decks,  keeping despair ...

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WTF? with Tracy Young

House music’s real desperate housewife? So we’re reading the tabloids, and your name is plastered all over the place, and we’re like, Tracy and reality TV star Kim Zolciak? WTF? The DJ scene I’m involved in is underground and they quite frankly don’t know who Kim is. I don’t know the ...

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Drop Out of College, Enroll in Swedish House Mafia

The University of Northern Iowa’s shocking upset over top-seeded Kansas in the NCAA Tournament ruined our bracket in the office-pool, blowing our chance at netting the $10,000 booty and a Lost Weekend in Bayonne. But at least this unlikely run has paid off for the Northern Iowa Panthers. ...

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WMC w/ DJ Oracle: Dance Like Travolta, Sleep Like Edison

We came to absorb the wisdom of DJ Oracle, and we were sure we were not worthy. We found him stretched out on a poolside lounge chair at the W Hotel, a bearded older man dressed in a suit jacket and a bathing suit. A club kid thrust a flyer in our face. “Do not... Read More

Cassette Deck Scratch DJ: WTF?

Raise your hand if you remember cassette decks. We don’t, but we understand they existed before Serato, during the television era, in the days of wireless Marconi and the horse car. DJ Ruthless Ramsey remembers the cassette deck. In fact, the Arizona DJ can tear ‘em up during his sets. We ...

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Ghetto Bird Hovers over Wolfgang Gartner’s Nabe

SXSW to Blame? Wolfgang Gartner returned to his Austin, Texas neighborhood last night from a recent New York City/Toronto DJ jaunt to find helicopters circling overhead. “The ghetto bird is following something through peoples’ backyards,” tweeted Gartner, the electro-house re-invention of ...

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DJ Pauly D "Smashes it," Hangs a Pair

MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” gel, nipples & DJ Times Forgive our exploitative post of such a skin and sand photo, but we’ve gone J-Woww, and it’s still winter here in New York, so we can dream, can’t we? And let’s face it: Exploitation can net some DJs $10,000 ...

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DJ OBaH Finds the heart of Brazilian Soul

Last year, Brooklyn-based DJ OBaH got a call from Ocote Soul Sounds leader Martín Perna, the multi-instrumentalist perhaps better known for his work with TV On The Radio and Beck. Would OBaH—as in “Old-school Beats and Harmonies”—like to remix a track from Ocote Soul Sounds’ CD, Coconut Rock ...

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