DJ Expo Update: Video Moves & More

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Set for Aug. 12-15 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J., DJ Expo will present the DJ industry’s largest exhibit hall with major manufacturers and distributors aplenty, plus a series of sponsored evening events like Promo Only’s artist showcase at House of Blues and ADJ’s Pizzafest at The Taj with special guest DJ Kool—both are happening on Aug. 13. [read more] Continue reading

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SXSW ’13: The Best DJ Sets—A Look Back

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Austin, Texas— From Soundcloud randoms to Billboard magazine cover stars, more DJ talent than ever graced this year’s SXSW. The annual live-music bacchanalia—held this past March 8-17 in venues all over Texas’ capitol city—was never at a loss for beats.

The 2013 festival was yet another confirmation of the blurring line between dance music and hip-hop [read more] Continue reading

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WMC & Ultra Fest Highlight Miami Music Week

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Miami Beach— Once again, Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week are here.
So what’s different this year? The whole block of dates—March 15-24—will be bookended by two weekends of Ultra Music Festival, one of the DJ and EDM communities’ biggest events. Set for Bayfront Park in downtown Miami, UMF and its seven stages will run [read more] Continue reading

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Wes’ Picks: A Quick Look Back at Winter NAMM 2013

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Anaheim, Calif.—Now that I’ve returned home from the Winter NAMM show held at the Anaheim Convention Center this past Jan. 24-27, I wanted to offer some very quick thoughts on a few interesting items that caught my eye at the massive gearfest [...] Continue reading

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Winter NAMM 2013: Studio Gear & Accessories

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Anaheim, Calif.—Running thru Jan. 27 at the Anaheim Convention Center, the 2013 Winter NAMM show will see nearly 95,000 attendees visit booths from over 1,400 exhibitors, which are displaying new products for the M.I. market. As usual, expect to see plenty of DJ-related debuts.
Also, Testa Communications—DJ Times’ publisher—is there, providing on-the-spot show coverage with Convention TV @ NAMM.
Onto the exhibit floor: [...] Continue reading

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Moogfest ’12: Amazing DJs & Electronic Acts on Tap

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Asheville, N.C.—The time for Moogfest has arrived. For the third consecutive year, thousands of music fans will stream into Asheville, N.C., for a weekend of performances from some of the world’s most experimental artists, as they celebrate the memory of electronic-music pioneer Robert Moog.

Set to play Oct. 26-27 at various venues in the gorgeous college town [...] Continue reading

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LDI ’12: Lighting Pros Beam into Las Vegas

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Las Vegas —A large portion of the entertainment lighting industry visited the Las Vegas Convention Center for the LDI Show this past weekend. With exhibitions running Oct. 19-21, LDI’s showfloor saw plenty of new products for theatrical staging, television/film studios and live concerts.

But, as always, LDI visitors saw product [...] Continue reading

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America’s Best DJ: Markus Schulz to Wear Crown in Vegas

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Las Vegas— The time has come to crown the new king, and throw a little party while we’re doing it.

That’s what on the agenda in Sin City this weekend, as Markus Schulz—America’s Best DJ 2012—will be honored by DJ Times and Pioneer DJ for taking this year’s title. He’ll be presented with the Golden Mixer before he takes the decks at [...] Continue reading

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Jellybean Benitez to Speak & Spin at DJ Expo

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DJ Expo is proud to present a “Keynote Q&A” with industry legend Jellybean Benitez, who will discuss his rich career—both in and out of the DJ booth—on Day 3 of the show.

From playing NYC’s top clubs (Funhouse, Studio 54 & Paradise Garage) to launching chart-topping artists (like Madonna), from running a successful record label (Jellybean Soul) and music-publishing company (Jellybean Music Group) to contributing [...] Continue reading

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DJ Expo: Mobile Competition Means Business

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Atlantic City, N.J—For the 23rd straight year, DJ Expo will bring the industry together with its unique schedule of events.

Produced by DJ Times and Testa Communications, DJ Expo—set for Aug. 13-16 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City—will present exhibits, educational seminars, sponsored entertainment and valuable networking opportunities for mobile and club DJs. [...] Continue reading

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