DJ Times & America’s Best DJ to Hit Detroit’s Movement Fest

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After a 2010 event that drew 95,000 Electronic-Dance-Music fans, the Motor City’s annual Movement festival again expects to light up Hart Plaza this Memorial Day weekend. With three days of performances from top DJs and electronic acts—not to mention a slew of afterhours events—Movement and promoter Paxahau certainly will become the center of the EDM world. Movement also will serve as the soft-launch event for the America’s Best DJ promotion and its Summer Tour. Read on… Continue reading

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Manik’s Tips for Logic

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left; height: 117px; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 175px;" />Lucky for underground DJs seeking a varied playlist, Chris Manik’s music can’t be too easily categorized. As evidenced by his “McLovin’ You” EP (Culprit) or his 17-track debut, Armies of the Night: I Declare War (Ovum), he doesn’t step to one beat, yet he’s adept at plenty. We spoke to Manik…

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For DJs, Print is Dead Too

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left; height: 117px; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 175px;" />The times they are a-changin, and for many DJs that means a switch from the traditional modes of advertising to more creative means of announcing the benefits offered to customers.

Do you still show up at bridal shows? Do you purchase ad space in the Yellow Pages? Or do you even . . . gasp . . . post your services on Craigslist?

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Prevent Bankruptcy–With Insurance

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left; height: 117px; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 175px;" />Robert V. Nuccio, the president of R.V. Nuccio and Associates Inc., claims his is the only nationwide company that offers a specialized DJ insurance program online, offering specialty insurance programs for professionals involved in special events, and offers “Change of Heart” coverage for weddings. We talked to him recently….

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Train Your DJs–and Change Your Business

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left; height: 117px; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 175px;" />Mike Walter, owner of Elite Entertainment and the organizer of DJ of the Year at DJ Expo, has released a book, “Running Your Multi-Op,” and we’ve asked him to write a few words about how training DJs has changed his business–and how it can change yours.

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Rock Club DJ: “How I Avoid Sonic Suicide”

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left; height: 117px; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 175px;" /> We’ve reconvened with Alex Kayne, the atypical DJ whose longest residency of note was not at a dance club but a metal/rock venue—Club L’Amour in Brooklyn, where he started spinning in 1979. We spoke to him last month about tactics he uses to keep the floor moving.

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The Strange Rumor about Above & Beyond

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left; height: 117px; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 175px;" />Above & Beyond has become world-famous for its brand of hypnotic, uplifting and melodic trance. But rating highly in international DJ polls is only a fraction of the hype for Jono Grant, Paavo Siljamäki and Tony McGuinness.

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The Power Of The Upgrade–at DJ Expo

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left; height: 117px; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 175px;" />DJ Mike Kindlick will be speaking at the DJ Expo in August on a topic that seems to return to the event every couple of years–by popular demand. Kindlick says the key to upsells is “daring to be different.” Here’s a behind-the-scene look at how his seminar will be structured…

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Going, Going, Green

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left; height: 117px; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 175px;" />Light Emitting Diodes (“LED”) lighting has quickly become a mainstay for DJs. Some benefits of going “Green” with LED lighting, from the keypad of Ambient DJ Gregg Hollmann…

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Play These Records–This Weekend

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left; height: 117px; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 175px;" />As always, you can rely on DJ Times’ team of DJ writers to provide the latest reviews, to separate the floor fillers from the floor killers….Here’s the latest…

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