April 17, 2014

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Exit Stage Left

When it comes to his eventual retirement, JR Silva in Orlando, Fla., is a typical small-business owner. Young and active, this DJ is still working on creating the perfect mousetrap. This owner of Silva Entertainment has some small stock ...

The Dutch Touch

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 ...

Still Flying High

Eric Prydz, one of dance music’s more prolific hitmakers. holds a certain mystique over many fans. Part of the mystery might be the deep respect offered the Swedish DJ/producer by his contemporaries, but also likely is the fact that he is much ...

Ibiza-ness As Usual

This past July, several of us from DJ Times had the pleasure of spending a week in Ibiza, exploring what the indisputable dance music mecca had to offer clubbers in its 2012 season. As of late, bloggers and reporters alike have been trying to ...

Rusko: Kapow!

Los Angeles—At first glance, Rusko doesn’t seem like any sort of threat to business as usual. Fresh out of an inaugural meeting for his newly formed recording label, Rusko Recordings, the DJ/producer also known as Chris Mercer sports the tousled ...

Kristina Sky: Sky’s the Limit

A 90-year-old man channeling Moses in a toga handed out dried cranberries inside a strip club. The light of the Ugly Duckling used car lot sign glowed across the street. On that night in the mid-1990s somewhere in Van Nuys, Calif., mini Adidas ...

DatsiK: Bigger Bass!

Thousands of dubstep producers there may be, but practically every North American basshead, if asked, can name a handful of DJ/producers that define what’s big, bold and blown-all-the-way-out-to-hell in the scene: Kill The Noise, Excision, ...

Ferry Corsten: Full On!

As Electronic Dance Music continues to grow and its events become larger spectacles, for good or ill, it’s not just about DJs mixing two records anymore. Nonetheless, fans—especially newer ones more accustomed to festivals than clubs—have come ...

The Disco Fries: School Ties

In the past few years, we’ve had a front-row seat for The Disco Fries’ rise up the EDM ladder. During its appearances at the DJ Expo’s annual “Remixer/Producer” panel, the New York-area duo—Nick “Piklz” Ditri and Danny “Danger” Boselovic –has ...