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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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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Martin Garrix Becomes Youngest to Top Beatport Charts with “Animals”

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If you were anywhere near the vicinity of Las Vegas this past week, odds are that you heard Martin Garrix’s track “Animals” at some point. The single was played in sets across Electric Daisy Carnival and clubs across town before finally hitting the No. 1 spot on the Beatport Top 100 on Monday. [READ MORE] Continue reading

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America’s Best DJ: Tour & Voting Launch at Movement

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Nearly 100,000 revelers hit Hart Plaza this past May 25-27 for Movement, Detroit’s electronic music festival. The Memorial Day weekend bash also served as the launch event for America’s Best DJ Summer Tour Presented by Pioneer DJ and DJ Times. [READ MORE] Continue reading

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Amsterdam Dance Event: A Tale of Two DJs

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Amsterdam—Over 3,800 DJs and dance-music pros attended Holland’s Amsterdam Dance Event this past Oct. 17-21. And, as always, DJ Times was there to monitor and participate in the conference portion of the show, attend the evening events at 75 area venues, and network the week away outside ADE’s two main hotspots—the Felix Meritis Centre and Dylan Hotel. [...] Continue reading

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Beatport CEO Adell: “Nirvana moment for dance music is now”

Beatport CEO Matt Adell talks about digital music distribution Continue reading

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