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

src="http://djtimes.com/djt/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/RH-300x225.jpg" alt="” width="170" height="128" style="float:left; height: 128; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 170;" />
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]

Continue reading

Posted in Events, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

src="http://djtimes.com/djt/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/photo.jpg" alt="” width="175" height="170" style="float:left; height: 170; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 175;" />
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

Posted in America's Best DJ, Events, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sensation in Vegas: An Ocean of White

src="http://djtimes.com/djt/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/2_SensationLV10051312-150x150.jpg" alt="” width="150" height="150" style="float:left; height: 150; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 150;" />
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

Posted in Events, News | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

src="http://djtimes.com/djt/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Kaskade_2011_ABDJ-WINNER11.jpg" alt="” width="200" height="133" style="float:left; height: 133; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 200;" />
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

Posted in America's Best DJ, Events, Giveaways, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tiësto To Perform Fan Marriage Ceremony in Vegas

src="http://djtimes.com/djt/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/TIESTO-AKG-1024x682.jpg" alt="” width="210" height="140" style="float:left; height: 140px; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 210px;" />
This year has been a series of firsts for DJs. Armin van Buuren recently announced he was heading to space, and now Tiësto will be performing a marriage ceremony in Las Vegas this month for one lucky couple. [READ MORE] Continue reading

Posted in Events, News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

src="http://djtimes.com/djt/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/MartinGarrix.png" alt="” width="230" height="154" style="float:left; height: 154px; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 230px;" />
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

Posted in Music, News | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Robbie Rivera, Lucky Date, & Congorock to spin on Turntable.FM

src="http://djtimes.com/djt/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/juicy_beach.jpg" alt="” width="126" height="154" style="float:left; height: 154px; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 126px;" />
At 6 PM EST on June 23rd, in the run-up to Electric Daisy Carnival, Congorock will join America’s Best DJ nominees Robbie Rivera and Lucky Date for a special digital back-to-back-to-back set. The set will stream live on Turntable.FM, an online, interactive music sharing site where users join “rooms “ in which users act as DJs to play tracks to the group. [READ MORE] Continue reading

Posted in America's Best DJ, Events, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

LDI ’12: Lighting Pros Beam into Las Vegas

src="http://djtimes.com/djt/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/x-MoveLED25R.jpg" alt="LDI ’12: Lighting Pros Beam into Las Vegas" width="252" height="168" style="float:left; height: 168px; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 262px;" />
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

Posted in DJT - Business Line, Gear | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

CONTEST: Win Pioneer DJ Gear, DJ Times Magazine Subscriptions

src="http://djtimes.com/djt/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/2012_ABDJ_WINSTUFF_half-page.jpg" alt="CONTEST: Win Pioneer DJ Gear, DJ Times Magazine Subscriptions" width="323" height="168" style="float:left; height: 168px; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 323px;" />
Voting for the 2012 America’s Best DJ tour presented by DJ Times and Pioneer DJ has now closed, but you can still win some amazing prizes!

Every day for the rest of this week (9/5, 9/6, and 9/7) DJ Times Magazine and Pioneer DJ will give away [...]
Continue reading

Posted in America's Best DJ | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments