Archive | June, 2012

Kaskade Sells Out Staple Center

Kaskade, who has been named America’s Best DJ by DJ Times and Pioneer DJ, has become the first EDM artist to ever solo-headline, and now sell out , at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The North American “Freaks of Nature” summer 2012 tour, presented by Rockstar, will be reaching more than 40 cities including Los […]

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Will MDMA Be Legalized?

How would this change our society? There is some crazy research being done at the moment on psychedelic drugs. MAPS, a drug research company, argue that the government has spent millions on finding health risks for these drugs, and not enough on the health benefits.   MDMA: The path of least resistance MDMA (essentially pure […]

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Richie Hawtin Brings Twitter Into The DJ Booth And Invites The World To See What’s Happening In Real Time

What will they think of next? Have you heard of Twitter DJ? It’s a Richie Hawtin thing that allows real time broadcasting of all tracks played during a DJ set. Developed in-house by Bryan McDade at Hawtin’s Minus label, it works as a conduit between Traktor and Twitter. Since I have Hawtin on the brain, here’s Tronic boss […]

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Afrojack Comments On Paris Hilton’s DJ Skills

Classic!

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The ‘Crown Jewel’ Of American EDM About To Fall?

Our good friends at EDMSnob recently contacted us with a completed investigative report they leaked on American live music icon and electronic dance music powerhouse Insomniac, the events company behind internationally recognised events such as Electric Daisy Carnival, not to mention around 600 other concerts, festivals and massives (no longer called ‘raves’ after the police introduced the Rave Act) […]

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Confirmed: Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Orlando Will Take Place November 9th and 10th

We are finally able to confirm: the famed Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) music festival will come to Orlando, Florida on November 9th and 10th. Originally, we reported that the date was the 23rd and 24th of November, which is Thanksgiving weekend. This was due to an initial email tip as well as the inadvertent leak […]

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HARD Gets Purchased By Live Nation

{box}SOURCE:http://downtownlobby.tumblr.com/post/25970799834/hard-gets-purchased-by-live-nation[/box] With so much hype behind the electronic dance music scene (or EDM for the cool kids), bigger corporations are eyeing how they can get a piece of the pie. According to the NY Times they have reported that popular L.A. event organizer HARD Events have been bought by Live Nation Entertainment. Seriously. HARD has grown from putting on small local events to […]

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Steve Aoki Responds To His Leaked DJ Rider

My rider is now public information and seems to be the talk on my Twitter timeline so I’ll break down some of the more juicier bits of it since people are asking. I travel with a small crew. Usually I am with my road manager, videographer and now sometimes a photographer as well so at […]

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Despite Being Underrepresented, Female DJs Say There’s No Crying in EDM

By Alejandra Loera Sure, this is the 21st century and women’s rights are firmly in place for the most part, but we can’t help noticing the large gap in equality between men and women in the workplace every time we go to some huge club and look up at the DJ booth. In electronic dance music,the […]

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Mr. C On Deadmau5: Complete Wanker

We love a good rant here at Pulse Radio and when someone who’s been in the game as long as Mr. C goes off on something, it tends be shockingly honest, hilarious and always controversial. His most recent facebook post, which you can read below, attacks Deadmau5’ recent comments like “I just roll up with […]

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5 Books to Inspire – Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Essentials: From DJ History to Club Culture

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life by Bill Brewster & Frank Broughton The official title of this book is Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey, and that extensive title frames this in-depth look at DJ culture appropriately. Upon picking this book up the first thing I noticed was that […]

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Kate Simko Opens Up

On the heels of the release of her Kabuki Drop EP, Kate Simko caught up with Pulse before heading to Europe for the summer season.  Simko explains how the Chicago scene influences her overall sound, the exciting elements of her visual show, her move to London and what’s in store for her in the upcoming year.  Full […]

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DJ Sneak: “These DJs Are Vandalising And Bastardising House Music”

Remember when Sneak called Swedish House Mafia “DJ actors”? A couple of months on, and he’s gone a bit further. In a recent interview, DJ Sneak has said the DJ trio are “manufactured like Coca-Cola” and are “vandalising and bastardising” house music. He said: “While I do this for love and homage to the music and DJing […]

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Deadmau5, Honest About His Own Press-Play Sets, Misses Out On “Scene”

By Peter Kirn Deadmau5 might want to take off that mouse head and look around a bit more often. But give the artist some credit: he’s brutally honest about his own music. In a set entitled “we all hit play,” he has this to say about his own performances: “I think given about 1 hour […]

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Steve Angello On 7 CDJs And 2 Mixers At Ministry Of Sound

With all the stories about Steve Angello not ever really mixing, here’s a video that proves them wrong. If he’s trying to shake off the haters, he’s doing it right.

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Dance Music Has Gone Mainstream, But It Doesn’t Have To Sell Out

Dance music has gone mainstream. There. I said it. Afrojack and David Guetta are all over the radio. Avicii “Levels” is in too many commercials to count. Flo Rida is rapping over “In My Mind.” I could go on and on, but there’s no denying that the influx of attention, money, and new fans has […]

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The Disaster We’ve Been Waiting For: Paris Hilton Live In Brasil

“What a fucking disaster. When the gimmicks come out not even your stupid clown mask can save you. My question here is why is her music tempo changing by itself? how does that even happen? sounds like shes mixing levels and another track and twice it goes out of key and tempo… SUP WITH THAT […]

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Japan Approves Bill To Jail Illegal Music Downloaders

A bill has been approved in Japan that will see illegal music downloaders risk facing up to two years in jail or fines in the amount of AU$25,000. From October this year, illegal downloaders of copyrighted music and videos could face these harsh penalties after the bill was passed by a vote of 221-12 through […]

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Insomniac Responds to Two Deaths in Las Vegas During This Year’s Electric Daisy Carnival

The organizers of the Electric Daisy Carnival issued a statement in response to the two deaths of people following the event last week in Las Vegas. Insomniac said despite what happened, it will not affect future plans of the event returning to this city. Both deaths reportedly happened outside of the festival walls.  As reported by The Associated […]

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Swedish House Mafia Break Up

Dance music’s biggest supergroup, the Swedish House Mafia, have confirmed that they are officially splitting up. After four years of touring, recording and riding the EDM wave to become one of the biggest groups in the world, DJs and producers Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso have released a statement that the tour they are about to […]

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Superstar DJ David Morales Makes Some ‘Changes’

New York’s own electronic music originator chats about his new album “Changes,” house music’s progression, and his feelings on today’s electronic-commercial craze. Nearly 25 years after revolutionizing New York’s dance music scene with his prolific club-pop sets, superstar DJ David Morales has produced yet another electronic masterpiece in his newest album “Changes” (to be released […]

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Swedish House Mafia: ‘We’re Like A Modern-Day Beatles’

Swedish House Mafia have compared themselves to The Beatles. The dance titans, who consist of DJs Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello, have spoken about their wish to collaborate with Paul McCartney after he stopped by to watch their performance at this summer’s Coachella Festival and compared their musical output to that of the Liverpool legends. Band member Ingrosso […]

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Pauly D’s DJ Rider

Since fist-pumping his way to fame as an alpha guido on the MTV show “Jersey Shore,” Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio has parlayed his reality TV gig into a burgeoning career as a club DJ–and he has a tour rider filled with A-list celebrity demands. Though the three-page document is worth careful analysis, here are some highlights: • […]

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On the Cover: The Rise of Deadmau5

By Rolling Stone June 20, 2012 7:00 AM ET EDM superstar speaks candidly on Madonna, David Guetta, Skrillex and more Electronic dance music superstar Deadmau5 graces the cover of Rolling Stone’s Summer Special issue, on newsstands this Friday, June 22nd. The cover story follows the producer-DJ born Joel Zimmerman as he travels by chartered jet […]

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