August 31, 2014

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Holy Ship!!

CRAZY CRUISE CARRIES TOP EDM TALENT OUT TO SEA Photos by Drew Ressler/Rukes.com Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.—It’s not every week that you can watch world-class DJs play all night in a club, and then all day on the sandy shores of the Bahamas. In fact, ...

Holiday Cheer

Mike Mahoney of M&M Entertainment in South Portland, Maine, is like most mobile DJs around the country. He says winter holiday bookings in 2012 were decent—but not necessarily great. “We were expecting a blockbuster this year because of the ...

EDM on NYE

Hot DJ Shots from New Year’s Eve Parties Across America New York City – First off, Happy New Year! This past New Year’s Eve and its previous weekend, the EDM world saw plenty of its top DJ/performers light up venues across the country for ...

The Real Deal

The rise and rise of EDM in America continues at a breathtaking pace, as festival attendances soar and radio playlists change to reflect a long-overdue revolution in Stateside popular music. Even the most cynical industry doubters have accepted ...

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 ...