Amsterdam Dance Event Report: Techno Talk & Talkin’ Tech

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Amsterdam, Holland—Still grey and dreary here in Holland, but Days 2 thru 4 at ADE saw plenty of partying and seminar paneling. We did our best to do a bit of both. (Somebody’s gotta do the job, right?)

On Thursday, I joined Declan O’Driscoll (from Canada’s BPM TV) at the Air club in Rembrandtplein for Afrojack’s 2 a.m. set. What was…

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Amsterdam Dance Event Preview: Cr2 Records

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Amsterdam, Holland—Here’s a preview of the Oct. 21 event—Cr2 Records Label Showcase featuring DJs Ron Carroll, Nicky Romero, MYNC, Tommy Trash, Gregor Salto, Lucien Foort and Norman Soars:
It’s been another strong year so far for Cr2 heavyweights MYNC. Worldwide tours, numerous highly successful mix compilations and…

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Amsterdam Dance Event Preview: Flying Circus

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Amsterdam, Holland—This week finds DJ Times joining much of the DJ/dance-music community in The Netherlands for Amsterdam Dance Event. Running Oct. 19-22, ADE will present networking opportunities and industry seminars at the Felix Meritis Centre and the Dylan Hotel, with topics like “How to Crack America”…

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Nocturnal Wonderland: Insomniac Does It Again

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San Bernardino, Calif.—Ain’t no party like a West Coast party. From the DJs to the crowd, Southern California knows what’s up. And it happened once again, this time at Insomniac Events’ longest running festival, Nocturnal Wonderland.
Running since 1995, Nocturnal expanded to two days (Sept. 23-24) at the NOS Event Center in…

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Left-Coast Flavor: Feeling the Love at the Festival by the Lake

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Silverado, Calif.—Some are too big. Others? Too small. This one was juuuust right.

Whether you call it a massive, a festival or a gathering (or even a rave, though that one conjures up images of ghetto warehouses, so we’ll avoid that), EDM gatherings are on the rise in popularity…

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Roger Sanchez’s Favorite DJs

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Globally recognized for absorbing air with captivating choons, Roger Sanchez tours and masters media all while keeping up his Release Yourself audio podcast offering exclusives and highlighting other artists. DJ Times was lucky enough to catch up with him for a few minutes as he passed through Boston…

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Moombahton Explained (Hint: 108 BPM)

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In an increasingly networked and globalized planet, what happens in a quinceañera event in Monterey or a beachside club in Bali can now directly influence the party thousands of miles away.

So make way for moombahton…

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Can a NYC House Music Transplant Make it in Texas?

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DJ Sebastian Marquez from Dallas has some advice for anyone without a passion for music: don’t get started in DJing.

“Network and surround yourself with positive, creative people,” Marquez says. “My logo was designed by a talented young man of 15-years old who also happens to be my cousin, and my wife has an incredible marketing brain that I rely heavily on.

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Cheb i Sabbah Needs You

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Recently, musical pioneer Cheb i Sabbah was diagnosed with Stage 4 stomach cancer. He was advised that the cancer was spreading to his liver and left lung. Without immediate and proper treatment, the prognosis is grim. We here at DJ Times consider Cheb I Sabbah a friend, and when we heard the phrase “weeks maybe months,” a lump formed in our collective throat. But wait, it gets worse.

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Eclectic Method: “The best advice Brian Eno ever gave us.”

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left; height: 117px; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 175px;" />Eclectic Method—Ian Edgar and Jonny Wilson—have built up from a touring club anomaly in 2003 to a multimedia production house as comfortable working with Chuck D on the single “Outta Sight” as they are crafting content for Evian’s “Think Young” campaign. EM’s Jonny Wilson recalls a pivotal conversation he had with his former boss Brian Eno when he was starting out as a sound engineer.

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