GIVEAWAY: Meet Kaskade, America’s Best DJ 2013, at Marquee Las Vegas

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After all the fans’ votes were counted, it was announced this past Sept. 5 that Kaskade was voted America’s Best DJ for a second time. Now comes the moment when he’ll collect the shiny hardware—and you can be there to celebrate with him! [CLICK HERE TO ENTER] Continue reading

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#ABDJ2013 Giveaway: Win Passes + Drink Tickets To Dennis Ferrer @ Marquee NY 8/30

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Want to catch America’s Best DJ 2013 nominees Dennis Ferrer and Sleepy & Boo at Marquee New York on August 30th? Click here to enter to win 2 prize packages, each consisting of 2 tickets and 4 drink tickets! [READ MORE]

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RBMA NYC: Trouble & Bass Crew Wins Culture Clash

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New York City-As a part of Red Bull Music Academy’s NYC takeover this month, crowd of 2,500 fans filled Manhattan’s Roseland Ballroom this past May 9 to witness a once-in-a-lifetime musical battle between four very different DJ crews.

Young Guru & Just Blaze, Que Bajo?!, Federation Sound, and Trouble & Bass all brought their most exclusive dubplates, surprise guests, coldest disses, killer costumes… READ MORE Continue reading

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Red Bull Music Academy: DJs & Soloists Improvise

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The Red Bull Music Academy is a self-described, “multi-layered series of workshops and festivals; a symposium of old-school knowledge and new-school sounds,” that, since 1998, has been setting up shop in the world’s greatest cities. In the past, it’s hit Cape Town, São Paulo, Barcelona, and London. This year (and this month), it’s New York City. [read more] Continue reading

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Livestream Alert: Qbert to Talk Skratch!

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DJ Times, the USA’s 1st and industry-leading magazine for DJs and producers, in conjunction with ArtistWorks and Thud Rumble, is proud to present a free online workshop featuring 2010 America’s Best DJ winner DJ Qbert. The workshop will take place online Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 9:00 p.m. EST, and will be moderated by Thud Rumble co-founder Yogafrog. [read more] Continue reading

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Wild Weekend: Swedish House Mafia’s NYC Takeover

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New York City—This past weekend, Swedish House Mafia kicked off its NYC takeover with a dramatic symbol of its meteoric rise.

On February 28, the city of New York allowed the Grammy-nominated EDM trio—Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso—to light up the historic Empire State Building yellow and blue, the colors of their native Swedish flag. It was all done in honor of their Black Tie Rave charity event at Hammerstein Ballroom, with proceeds… [READ MORE] Continue reading

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Global Groove Network: Q&A with Director Courtney James

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New York, NY—Filmmaker Courtney James needs your help. For the better part of a decade he has devoted his life to documenting his journey through what he dubs the “Global Groove Network,” or GGN. Yet another overarching moniker for the infectious dance music culture and lifestyle, the GGN is a musical movement with a knack for connecting people on a deep, otherworldly level. [...] Continue reading

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DJ Times Giveaway: Win 2 Tickets to the SOLD OUT Thomas Gold Fanfare World Tour @ Roseland Ballroom NYC on Jan. 26

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New York City —Following a sold-out gig on Governor’s Island in the summer of 2012, and marking the beginning of a long love affair with the Big Apple, Thomas Gold has announced his biggest NYC show to date, taking place at Roseland Ballroom on Saturday, January 26. Though tickets sold out quickly, DJ Times has reserved tickets for one lucky fan and a guest of their choice![...] Continue reading

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Miami to Shut Down Ultra Fest’s 2nd Weekend?

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Miami —As reported by Miami New Times, Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff has introduced a new resolution “affirmatively opposing” the second weekend of Ultra Music Festival 2013. The stated goal of this resolution is to “[divest] the Bayfront Park Management Trust of the power to hold the Ultra Music Festival on said second weekend” due to disruptions to the local business community and residents, “nuisance behavior by festival goers,” and grid-locked traffic. [...] Continue reading

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DJ Shadow: 2 Gigs, 2 Very Different Results

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Brooklyn, N.Y—Has the EDM bubble grown too large for its own good? DJ Shadow was taken off the decks at Mansion Nightclub in Miami this past weekend, following an increasingly alarming pattern in the American dance music world where deep-pocketed bottle-service patrons have begun to dictate what music should be coming out of the speakers. In late 2012 alone, we can point to [...] Continue reading

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