Archive | 2012

Made With Love In Ibiza

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Travis Barker Pulls The Plug On Revolvr

On Friday, as the first night of Wintersalt Festival 2012 kicks off at Fort Mason San Francisco with headliners Zedd, Dillon Francis, Travis Barker, Revolvr & Paper Diamond, mainstream artist Travis Barker cuts off & orders the delay of rising EDM artist Revolvr’s set on stage 2 in order to gain the majority of the […]

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Mixmag’s Top Stories Of 2012

It was the year that saw Paris Hilton embark on a DJ career, Justin Bieber venture into ‘dubstep’, Twitter rows and Facebook fan scandals. According to our very in-depth analysis, pie charts, and spreadsheets (well, more like a quick Google Analytics search), these are the top ten stories that you lot couldn’t get enough of. […]

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Ultra Music Festival Reveals Phase One Of 2013 Lineup

Ultra Music Festival has revealed the first phase of its 2013 lineup. Sadly, there’s no Daft Punk — but the lineup does include Avicii, Bassnectar, Tiësto, Afrojack, Fatboy Slim, Calvin Harris, Hot Chip, Crystal Castles, Yeasayer and Thievery Corporation alongside previously confirmed headliners Swedish House Mafia and deadmau5. Also playing are Carl Cox, Armin Van Buuern, […]

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Body English Reopens As Alternative To EDM Onslaught

by MIKE PREVATT   It took years before the megaclubs embraced dance music as the primary programming format. But thanks to the hundreds of millions of dollars it has generated and the cultural “EDM” explosion that has made our Electric Daisy Carnival the most popular music festival in America, those party palaces have largely trapped themselves in […]

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Diplo Plans 7 Hour NYE Radio 1 Show

American DJ and producer Diplo is planning a seven hour New Year’s Eve show on Radio 1. On December 31 the Philadelphia-based DJ will be doing a special show beginning at midnight which will run right through to 7am with mixes from Diplo, Major Lazer, Dillon Francis and Dirtybird’s Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin. The […]

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YouTube Cancels Billions Of Video Views After Finding They Had Been ‘Faked’

The world’s biggest recording companies have been stripped of two billion YouTube hits after the website cracked down on alleged ‘fake viewers’. Universal, home of Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber, lost a total of one billion views in the video site’s biggest ever crackdown on artificially inflated figures. Sony was second hardest hit, with […]

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The Biggest Mixes Of 2012 – Pulse Radio Picks

The art of the mix is hard to define. There are brilliant sets that are composed of smooth transitions, harmonically matched songs, and rising tempos. Then there are equally brilliant sets which have none of the above – just an amazing selection of tracks, unheard-of edits, and a touch of magic. At Pulse Radio, sharing […]

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Skrillex, Avicii, and Calvin Harris Make Forbes 30 Under 30 List

The three producers represent dance music on Forbes annual list Forbes has unveiled their yearly “30 Under 30″ lists and on the music list this year, dance music is being represented by three powerful producers/DJs. Among the renowned pop stars and rappers like Adele, Lady Gaga, and Wiz Khalifa, we have three very big names in […]

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Travelling The Outer Edge Of EDM With Bassnectar

Bassnectar has been blowing apart stadium-sized venues with his face frying brand of dubstep and bass music. Raised on a steady diet of metal but in-tune with the warped world of electronica, he’s bringing high octane dance music to EDM kids across America. We catch up with him and talk ten solid years of touring, […]

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Top 10 Moments: Ibiza 2012

On an island which creates incredible moments for thousands every single night, we go through our personal favourite memories of the 2012 season. We’ve all been there, a few weeks of holidaying in Ibiza, or perhaps you’re one of the lucky ones who did a season, you come home and people are asking you “so, […]

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Vancouver Makes EDM History With First ‘Contact’

Thousands of people packed BC Place on Dec. 26, 2012 to attend the Contact Winter Music Festival. (Anil Sharma/CTV) While the rest of the planet fell under the spell of house, techno and electro nearly two decades ago, millions of Americans and Canadians still dismiss entire genres of music simply based on the fact that […]

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The Business of EDM at SXSW Music 2013

Skrillex at SXSW 2012 Photo by Oscar Ricardo Silva Much attention has been given to the ongoing commercial success of dance music in an otherwise turbulent music industry, and the 2013 Music Conference aims to illuminate and explore the world of EDM and what’s made it so prosperous in recent years. “The Music Biz Isn’t […]

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The Ten Worst EDM Songs Of 2012

Nikko Lamere The year 2012 has been a great one for those us who immersed ourselves in the EDM scene. We got a lot of great music, both locally and internationally — but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t a plethora of crap released alongside the worthwhile. To honor those lackluster moments, Backbeat culled the bottom […]

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He Did It: Smokin Joe Takes The World Record

At bang on 4pm yesterday afternoon, Smokin Joe Mekhael achieved a goal over a year in the making: he claimed the title of Marathon DJ Champion of the World. After 168 hours – or a superhuman seven days straight – at the decks, Guinness’ newest world record holder called it a day. For the past week, Smokin […]

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Space Ibiza Awarded For Best Sponser

On Friday December 14th the first edition of ‘Premis de l’Esport Ciutat d’Eivissa’, beginning at 20 hours, took place at Can Ventosa’s auditorium. As stated by the Governing Board of the Municipal Sports, the show was intended to “recognize and honor the sports effort in the municipality of Vila”. The prizes were awarded to the best […]

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Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Brings EDM to the Airwaves with “Evolution 101.7”

Evolution 101.7, Company’s First Broadcast EDM Station, Launches on WHBA-FM in Boston With Special Broadcast From Pete Tong NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, the leading media company in America with a greater reach than any other radio or television outlet, today announced the launch of Evolution 101.7, its first broadcast Electronic Dance Music […]

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Disco Donnie Presents Expands To Mexico

Disco Donnie Presents is proud to announce a partnership with Mexico’s Anaya Entertainment to produce events throughout the region and expand Disco’s presence in North America. The partnership signals the acceleration of Disco’s focus in Mexico already in the place with events such as Alive Music Festival in Cancun on Jan. 2, but also its […]

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First 3-D Printed Records Sound Awful—And Amazing

  The needle drops and a series of high, repetitive whines come from the album. Then a crackling sound, and a muffled guitar riff. Finally, Kurt Cobain’s voice — audible, but distant and hollow, like he is singing in a tunnel with a scarf over his mouth. It’s about the worst version of “Smells Like […]

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5 Magazine and Corduroy Mavericks

Kentucky native Rick Nielsen of the Corduroy Mavericks is doing it big, blazing out tracks with labels such as Flapjack, Beatdown, Coyote Cuts, Juiced, Native Soul, Funk Mansion and Dufflebag to name a few. Now with new music, a mix and an upcoming tour with some of his compadres, this man gives 5 an exclusive mix and a little […]

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State Of Dance Music 2012: Have We Already Peaked?

by Philip Sherburne Ultra Music Festival 2012 / Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images EDM’s festival juggernaut raked in millions this year, and dubstep continued wubbin’ it all the way to the bank, but beyond the strobes, electronic dance music has been suffering a safety crisis plus an enormous overground/underground creative divide. Could the tables turn in a different […]

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Video: Never Before Seen View Of Burning Man Festival

Our love for Burning Man should by now be all too clear. Since the festival ended in September, we’ve covered in some detail the magic that makes this epic and arduous event so special. In a world of music and arts gatherings, Black Rock City (the temporary city that is Burning Man) stands unrivaled as […]

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Nu Disco, the Breakout Genre

The Best Of 2012 2012 saw some amazing music released, nu disco being a genre definitely notneglected. Although the genre has been around for some years now, this year saw noticeable flattery via the amount of tracks orbiting this glitzy genre. What is nu disco? With touches of disco (duh), R&B, Balearic, trop, and dance, it’s a […]

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Fat Boy Slim Talks About Skrillex

In a recent interview with MusicFeeds.com veteran of dance music Fatboy Slim aka Norman Cook interestingly discussed the EDM scene in it’s current status, as well as his love for Skrillex. In a time where DJ status meant you were nothing more than adude spinning some tunes at your near by club, Cook explains how his previous musical commitment wasn’t […]

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