Swedish House Mafia Smashes Madison Square Garden

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New York City—It was big news that three Swedish DJs could sell out Manhattan’s famed Madison Square Garden, and do so online in a matter of minutes.. But, soon after, the question became, “OK, but can they deliver?”

Answer: Oh, yeah.
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Home Cooking: DJ Hedspin Takes Red Bull Thre3style Title

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Vancouver, B.C.—In the end, the home team won.
Playing to a very vocal, pro-local crowd at the Commodore Ballroom this past Saturday night, Vancouver’s own DJ Hedspin took the Red Bull Thre3style World Championship with a set that survived an apparent technical malfunction. Nonetheless, he pushed plenty of musical styles and dropped enough familiar national tidbits to endear himself to the room’s earnest “O Canada” vibe…
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Road Report: Skrillex Slays, Red Bull Thre3style Heats Up

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Vancouver, B.C.—Before we jetted off to the Pacific Northwest for the Red Bull Thre3style World Finals, we spent the weekend down south—way down south, in fact—for a variety of DJ-related activities. It went something like this:
First up this past Thursday, Dec. 7, was Miami Beach for Pioneer Electronics’ worldwide launch of its MIXTRAX technology at South Beach mega-club, Mansion. Proudly rooted in DJ culture Read on… Continue reading

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B.C. Bound: Red Bull Thre3style World Finals

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Vancouver, B.C.—The attention of the DJ world turns to the Pacific Northwest this week as the Red Bull Thre3style World Finals hits town.
Beginning Tuesday night at the Bar None club, a series of DJ competitions will whittle 18 DJs—champions in their respective countries—down to four. The winners of those four semi-finals will compete Saturday night, Dec. 17, for the title at the Commodore Ballroom. Read on… Continue reading

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Laidback Luke: Getting Sirius in NYC

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New York City—Apparently, superstar DJs are racking up more frequent-flyer miles than many flight attendants these days.

Or at least that’s the life Laidback Luke has been living, a fact he realized while recently conversing with an airline employee about his…

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Grammy Noms: Skrillex Dominates EDM Categories & More

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The 2011 Grammy Award nominations are out and, of course, we quickly focus on the DJ/EDM-related categories. The big story for DJ culture? That’s easy—it’s Skrillex.

EDM’s breakout artist—aka Sonny Moore, age 23—was nominated for five Grammy Awards.

While that development seems to have fostered plenty of digital debate in the cyberworld—Facebook…

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