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    ART DEPARTMENT: Living The Life

    IT TAKES 2 As EDM Goes Enormo, Art Department’s Dynamic Duo Keeps the Underground Fires Burning ...

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    GLOBAL STOP: CENTRAL AMERICA

    San Salvador, El Salvador—Just a week after thousands of electronic dance music enthusiasts ...

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

    Based on seamless pairing of Anabel Englund’s sultry vocal stylings and Lee Foss’ trippy tech ...

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    Seven Lions Shares His Top Seven Production Tips

    In a sea of DAWs, plugins, hardware, and a near-infinite number of other things to turn your ...

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    One Direction – ‘Story of My Life (Sevag Area-201 Remix)’ [Exclusive Premiere]

    Beginning as a full-time financial worker, Sevag left the 9-to-5 world and has become one of ...

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Sonic Youth: Cole Plante on Studio Setup and Debut LP

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New York City – It’s a Friday afternoon in Chelsea, and Cole Plante is at his hotel preparing for his performance later that night up the road at Pacha NYC. For most in the dance world, this scene is a standard scenario. However, the situation becomes far more interesting when you take into ...

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Doing the dirtybird: J.Phlip on Playing Vinyl, Detroit Movement, & More

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Acid techno, booty shaking, and filthy basslines: these are just a few of the things that anyone catching J.Phlip’s live sets is sure to experience. As part of Claude VonStroke’s dirtybird label, J.Phlip (aka Jessica Phillippe) has emerged as a dark horse of sorts with a white-hot heat streak ...

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Sébastien Léger: 20 Years On

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

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DJ Dan: Nothing But a Party

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Los Angeles — As a club and rave staple for over 20 years, DJ Dan been described as the hardest working man in dance music. The description is an apt one, as just this year DJ Dan has managed to release a brand new album, in between his constant touring and the running of his... Read More

Club Life & Beyond: Tiësto on Sharpened Songcraft, Corporate Sponsors, & State of EDM

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New York City – “I happened to see an old copy of DJ Times from around 2001, with me on the cover, just last week—I thought, wow, so much has happened to me since then. It’s been wild.” Tijs Verwest, the Dutch DJ/producer known to millions of dance-music aficionados as Tiësto, has just a ...

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iZotope BreakTweaker: Edit Audio like a Mad Scientist [REVIEW]

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After the success of Stutter Edit, it was inevitable that iZotope and BT would collaborate again on another innovative audio-manipulation plug-in. So, here we are…introducing BreakTweaker, a drum machine, beat sculptor and beat sequencer—all rolled into one. BT (aka legendary ...

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Ultimate Ears Reference In-Ear Monitors [REVIEW]

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If you’ve attended any concerts (or seen any concert videos) in the past 10 or 15 years, you’ve no doubt noticed that stage performers almost universally sport discrete in-ear listening devices that, under normal circumstances, one might confuse for an old-fashioned hearing aid. ...

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Galaxy Any Spot Traveler TV 8 – Portable PA System [REVIEW]

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“So excited to work with you, Mr. DJ, and thanks for agreeing to not only deliver entertainment for our event, but provide sound for our ceremony, which is being held in a field overlooking a mountain, on a hill beside a bay. And, oh by the way, there is no power out there and it... Read More

KILLIN’ IT: Carnage Goes from Bedroom Producer to Top EDM Draw

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As I’m talking to Carnage, who’s in Miami for a quick one-off show, I can hear him move the phone away from his mouth mid-conversation… then order some nachos from his waiter. It’s a revealing, unguarded moment because, unlike many dance-music producers, Carnage is not the jaded type, certainly ...

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The 1% Solution: It’s Not Talent—It’s Training! [DJ Expo Panel Preview]

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For the better part of a decade, Randy Bartlett—owner of Premier Entertainment and Video in Sacramento, Calif.—has been producing a series of videos based around the premise that small adjustments applied to many aspects of a DJ’s performance can yield better results than one major adjustment. ...

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Dance Music Heavyweights Remember Frankie Knuckles

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Frankie Knuckles, the Godfather of House, passed away in Chicago this past  March 31 from diabetes-related complications. He was 59.What follows is a collection of remembrances from DJs and industry people whose lives he touched through his influential music and deep personal connections. For ...

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Star Struck

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DJ Rob Nadigal can now cross one huge item off his bucket list. Nadigal, who grew up in Montreal, Canada, clearly remembers DJing his sixth-grade school dance in 1983, when Michael Jackson’s song “Thriller” was the hottest party tune in North America. That particular single was the teenage ...

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