ADE Update: Techno & Trance Titans, Plus Some Old Pals

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Yesterday, we hit the conference portion of Amsterdam Dance Event at the Felix Meritis Centre. Then, last night we made the club rounds and hit two very different, but no less important events. As usual, we ran into several fellow NYC industry types—Marquee NYC DJ/promoters Sleepy and Boo, DJ/producer Tommie Sunshine, promoter Benny Soto and DJ legend Danny Tenaglia. [READ MORE] Continue reading

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Avalon Hollywood to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with Paul Oakenfold

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Clubs come and go in the Los Angeles nightlife scene, but Hollywood’s Avalon will be celebrating its tenth anniversary on November 2nd with a performance from Paul Oakenfold as part of his North American Trance Mission Tour. [READ MORE] Continue reading

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ADE Report: ‘Rock Is Dead’ & Other ‘Fuck-You Moments’

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In 1978, The Who’s Roger Daltrey sang, “Goodbye Sister Disco/And to your clubs and your tramps.” For many, it seemed to be moment of rockist triumphalism, as dancefloor-driven sounds and its culture began to bloat and wane. Now, three-plus decades later at Amsterdam Dance Event, Beatport CEO Matt Adell repeated another famous Townshend lyric, one that reflected today’s musical leanings: “Rock is dead.” [READ MORE]

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Bassnectar Comes Full Circle for 3rd Annual 360° NYE Show in Nashville

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Bassnectar has announced his third annual New Year’s Eve show at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. Revealed as the capstone to the America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee’s Immersive Music Fall Tour, the show will be a 360° show, as seen in his two previous sold-out NYE shows. [READ MORE] Continue reading

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America’s Best DJ: Kaskade Cops the Golden Mixer—Again

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So, this past Sunday evening, a press event was held inside The Library room at Marquee Nightclub which saw Kaskade (aka Ryan Raddon) accept his awards. With print/online press members and 20 winners of a DJ Times-conducted fan contest filling the room, Kaskade was presented with The Golden Mixer by David Arevalo, Pioneer DJ’s Director of Marketing and Artist Relations. [READ MORE] Continue reading

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Sensation in Vegas: An Ocean of White

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An “Ocean of White” flooded the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas this past October 5. As the inaugural Sensation in the City of Sin, the Amsterdam-based event welcomed 21-and-up dance music fans clad in all-white attire to a world of massive décor that included a Sputnik-style centerpiece, giant suspended jellyfish, water features, pyrotechnics and plenty of sexy performers. [READ MORE] Continue reading

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See Pioneer DJ’s Artmix Exhibition Benefiting VH1’s Save The Music in LA TODAY

The exhibition of the second edition of the Pioneer DJ Artmix, Pioneer DJ’s fund raising program that sees DJs using CDJs as canvases in order to benefit VH1’s Save The Music Foundation, will take place today at The Bank in … Continue reading

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The British Are Coming: Sankeys to Open in NYC This Month

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Sankeys’ third season is coming to a close, but the party isn’t stopping as the owners prepare to open a New York edition of the British club on October 31st. The new location will be located in Manhattan on 36th Street and houses two rooms: the famed futuristic-themed Basement and the low-overhead European Spektrum. [READ MORE] Continue reading

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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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Pretty Lights Previews Full Band Tour with New Video

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America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Pretty Lights kicks off his North American tour in support of his studio album A Color Map of the Sun in Kansas City on October 10th. However, this tour is differentiated from prior performances due to the addition of a live band, which producer Derek Smith has debuted in a new video [READ MORE] Continue reading

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