Archive | February, 2012

Frankie Knuckles Talks House Music

  Frankie Knuckles helped define the then-revolutionary sound of electronic dance music in the 80s, thanks to marathon, hand-crafted, drum machine-assisted sets at Chicago’s Warehouse and later his own club, the PowerPlant. The Warehouse, of course, lent its name to house music itself, and Knuckles’ illustrious career has earned him the title of Godfather of […]

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Loopmasters Launch Plug In Shop

Are you currently sitting in your bedroom trying to smash out the next big Hot Creations hit?  Well, you wouldn’t be alone.  Recent years have seen a rapid increase in the quality and availability of computer-based digital music creation software and a 1000% increase globally in the value of the digital music market since 2004. With […]

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Weed Prevents Suicide

  ​Marijuana does many magical things, not the least of which is make dubstep listenable. In Los Angeles, we use it pretty much legally for back pain, nausea and hot tubbing. But a new study from Germany says that, in U.S. states like California where marijuana has become medically legit, rates of suicide have gone […]

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Dennis Ferrer On What Happened At Mansion

We told you about South Beach’s Mansion kicking its headliner Dennis Ferrer off the decks mid-set for not playing “commercial enough.” Well, the Opium Group is still unavailable for comment. But Dennis Ferrer has disclosed some more details about the incident on the Deep House Page forums. “Gettin’ taken off decks is quite a sobering and humbling experience and one […]

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On March 13TH EDM Assaults Mainstream With IN THE MIX: DANCEP

In 2011, Swedish House Mafia sold out Madison Square Garden in 10 minutes. David Guetta headlined the Ultra Music Festival in Miami in front of 100,000 ravenous party people. This was the year when Electronic Dance Music (EDM) returned with a vengeance to make its rightful claim as a cultural force and a lifestyle. While […]

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Yachting: WMC Style

​Maritime travel has been uncharacteristically sketchy in 2012. First, the inaugural Holy Ship electro-cruise ran aground in the Bahamas on January 7. It took five tugboats nearly 15 hours to dislodge the MSC Poesia from land, putting a serious damper on Steve Aoki’s poker tournament. Less than a week after the Holy Ship ordeal, the Costa […]

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JFK Painting In 6 Minutes To Skrillex And Nero

Aaron Kizer, notably known for his Steve Jobs speed painting and street art, is at it again; putting paint on an open canvas to the tune of Nero’s Promises (the Skrillex Remix). Kizer, an Owensboro native, typically keeps his audience in suspense as he creates his masterpiece in just minutes, right before your eyes. During […]

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Lecture: Masters At Work Drop Some Knowledge

Their name says it all – Masters At Work. ‘Little’ Louie Vega and Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzalez celebrate 20 years together, channeling dance music down new paths with their inventive production style and imaginative feel for different musical forms. The two native New Yorkers have amassed an overwhelming body of work including hundreds of original productions […]

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Want To Spin At WMC 2012?

So here we are. It’s time again for the Winter Music Conference 2012 in Miami. The Vitality Group will be hosting 3 days of music at the Catalina Hotel and are looking for DJ’s to spin a two hour set. The dates are March 22, 23 and 24. It’s starting early at 11am and running […]

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EDM: Electronic Destruction of Music

Editor’s note: This guest post comes from Troy Shamos When did it become cool to put down the guitar and pick up the laptop? A week ago, Dave Grohl issued an apology for his remarks during the Grammy’s that caused quiet a stir within the EDM community.  But, Grohl shouldn’t have, because his remarks were spot […]

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Madonna’s House Revival

In the past four weeks this column has noted that disco only managed to rise above the surface of obscurity into the mainstream popular (pop) culture after it was taken over by European producers. In America, disco remained underground and when it wiggled out of the dungeons, it was killed almost immediately by white music […]

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Paris: So Excited For Her New “Amazing” Collaborations That She Can’t Even Say Their Names Right

  Anyone know who LMAFO is? We can’t wait for more “amazing” music from Ms. Hilton!

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Chase and Status x Rihanna

Electronic production duo Chase and Status could be working with Barbados-born beauty Rihanna on some new material, it’s been revealed. The pair, who were catapulted into the mainstream scene with the release of their last album, have apparently been meeting up with RiRi with a view of producing a song for the superstar singer, who […]

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Mansion Miami: Ya F’d Up

Today we learned something about Mansion, undisputedly one of Miami’s most well-known clubs. DJ Dan posted this picture on his Facebook Fan Page (https://www.facebook.com/DJDanMusic) with a status that makes more sense than we’ve heard in awhile.   After the overwhelming response from his first post, a few hours later, he posted this: In the great […]

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Pauly D Gets ANOTHER Show

Pauly D has another date with destiny — this time in late March. MTV just announced that his spinoff show, “The Pauly D Project,” will land on the schedule on March 29. In addition…”Punk’d” — the remake — starts that night at 10. These are big deals for MTV — certain numbers-generators, even though those […]

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Pioneer Brings the Perfect Mix of Music and Functionality with New DJ Mixer

  DJM-850 Loaded with Advanced Features and Effects for Creative Mixing Capabilities   LONG BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division continues to make advancements in its lineup of DJ products with the launch of its new DJM-850 performance DJ mixer that brings more functionality for the growing number of DJs […]

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Episode 62 – 2rip

Washington D.C.’s DJ 2rip has a fluid but technical approach to mixing as he blends scratching into a raging combination of dubstep, bassline, electro, and breaks leaving his fans soaked in sweat from dancing to the onslaught of grimy bass. The history of DJ 2rip’s career in the dance music industry is hard to sum […]

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12th Planet On Why Dubstep Isn’t Considered Mainstream

Our story this week profiles L.A. dubstep hero 12th Planet, aka the Johnny Appleseed of Dubstep. We spent time with him backstage at the Echoplex before a gig with Skrillex and Caspa, and then again at his downtown loft-studio. The DJ-producer has been instrumental in bringing dubstep to the U.S.; here are excerpts from the […]

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DJ Sneak: Chicago House Innovator

Working hard, maintaining dignity and music style and the desire to continue creating and keeping House music alive are the things that drive Chicago’s DJ Sneak to produce and perform. Now with more than 20 years of DJing experience, DJ Sneak has been described by DMCWorld Magazine as “one of the world’s most talented turntable […]

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My Grandma Is A More Famous DJ Than Your Grandma!

  Farmborough WI has won the first two skittles matches in this year’s competition. There was no meeting in January, instead members held a fundraising coffee morning at Cheri’s, raising money for the group’s 50th anniversary party later this year. Members will have to get their swim suits ready and polish their walking boots to […]

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The Hoff Stars In LMFAO’s New Video

LMFAO have released their new music video online. The duo will release ‘Sorry For Party Rocking’ as the fourth single to be lifted from their album of the same name. The accompanying music video sees the pair throwing a huge house party and apologizing to their neighbours for the noise through the song. A later scene […]

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Dubstep: So Easy A Cripple Can Do It

Is it just me or is this not empirical evidence that dancing to dubstep is retardedly easy.Step one: Find a good song that has been unnecessarily ruined with the sound of screeching metal and a slower pace. Step two: move your hands (or crutches) a lot to distract from the fact that there’s nothing really going on the music. Step three: try […]

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EDC NYC Announcement Trailer

It’s official…the world’s premier touring electronic dance music festival is traveling to New York! Insomniac and Pacha present EDC NYC on May 19 & 20, 2012! Check back to http://www.electricdaisycarnival.com for updates. Tickets go on sale March 2 at 3 p.m. EST New York… are you ready?? Tracklisting: ‘Beat Goes On’ -by Revolvr & Charles […]

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Bath Salts: The Most Dangerous Legal Drug

We could post countless stories about the dangers of MDPV (more commonly known as Bath Salts), but we won’t. We’ll just give you two…for now. (Madison, Ind.) – The parents of a Madison man who died in a rock quarry have sued a business which sold him bath salts, the Madison Courier reports. Ryan Moreland, 23, died after […]

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