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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Richie Hawtin to Perform at NYC’s Guggenheim Museum

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Richie Hawtin will perform at New York’s Guggenheim Museum on November 6th as part of the Guggenheim International Gala pre-party. Hawtin will also be joined in the Guggenheim’s rotunda by his brother Matthew, who will open the event, which benefits the Guggenheim Foundation. [READ MORE] Continue reading

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In Pictures: More Moogfest Madness

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Asheville, N.C.—Yesterday, we offered our report from Moogfest 2012. Running this past Oct. 26-27 at various Asheville venues, Moogfest offered 36 acts, a trio of engaging seminars, lots of costumed crazies and plenty of lasting musical memories. Today, we show you the pictures. Enjoy. [...] Continue reading

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DJ Times Halloween Giveaway: Win 2 Tickets to Sónar Festival @ NYC’s Roseland Ballroom, Friday Nov. 2nd

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We’re just a week away from the start of “Sónar On Tour” – an eight-city tour of North America from Barcelona’s international and prestigious festival of advanced music and new media art. Commencing on October 31st, it will be the first time Sónar has undertaken a full tour anywhere in the world. The festival’s New York debut will be on Friday, November 2nd at Roseland Ballroom. [...] 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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Richie Hawtin Predicts Your Future

Richie Hawtin, using Traktor, Serato, and Ableton, sets the course for the future of DJing. Continue reading

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Dutch Dance Event Brings the Cheese

OK, so two days into the Amsterdam Dance Event, and here’s our Jim Tremayne’s report from the Dutch trenches: Once again, the ADE has sold out. The 15th annual dance-music industry conference—held at Amsterdam ’s historic Felix Meritis Centre and … Continue reading

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Going Dutch: DJ Times to Hit Amsterdam Dance Event

Amsterdam, Holland—Most of the movers and shakers of the global DJ and dance music scene will be in Holland this week for the 15th annual Amsterdam Dance Event, which runs Oct. 20-23. That includes us. With its daytime conferences and … Continue reading

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