Archive | July, 2012

Q&A: Toronto Electonic Duo Zeds Dead On How They Do Dubstep

By Chris Hampton Electronic dance music is becoming something Canadians do exceedingly well. Zeds Dead is no exception. The group is comprised of Hooks and DC, two Toronto producers who started working under the moniker Zeds Dead (yes, a nod to Pulp Fiction) in 2009. The duo will bring their act to Yonge-Dundas Square on Saturday, July […]

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Nocturnal Wonderland Announces Festival Lineup

BY VANESSA FRANKO STAFF WRITER vfranko@pe.com Electronic dance music festival Nocturnal Wonderland is coming back to San Bernardino this fall and the organizers have announced the lineup for the two-day spectacle. Some of the highlights include Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso, two thirds of electronic powerhouse Swedish House Mafia who performed at the 2012 Coachella Valley […]

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Dimitri From Paris Gets Back In The House

By Will Lynch The double-disc package includes two mixes: one recorded at The Horse & Groom in London, the other at the DJ’s ‘mansion’ in Paris. Dimitri From Paris is ready to release a two-disc mix package on Defected calledBack in the House. “To me disco is the ultimate dance music,” says Dimitri From Paris. “I am very […]

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Video: Todd Terry Tells All

You can listen to more of Todd Terry on his  Soundcloud account.

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Stampedes And Fights Erupt As Cops Shut Down Eric Prydz Show In NYC

Now we know how to cause a near-riot among electronic dance music fans in New York City. Book a major headliner who hasn’t played in the States for more than five years. Pack the venue past capacity with little to no crowd control. When the show is shut down by police two-and-a-half hours early because the venue […]

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David Guetta Opens Up World’s First Airport Club In Ibiza

Yes, we know you thought that there were already enough clubs in Ibiza — we did too. However, it turns out that we were all wrong. David Guetta has continued to expand his love of combining house music with air travel by teaming up with Áreas to open the world’s first lounge/club in an airport… […]

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Fatboy Slim Live Show To Play In Cinemas For One Night Only

Fatboy Slim: Live From The Big Beach Bootique’ to be screened in cinemas on August 31 Fatboy Slim has announced plans to stage “the biggest cinema dance party in the world” next month (August). A special live show, ‘Fatboy Slim: Live From The Big Beach Bootique’, will play in cinemas for one night on August 31 […]

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Tony Lionni – Album Sampler Vol 1 | Madhouse Records

Madhouse Records are extremely excited to announce their first ever artist album. This great honor is bestowed upon Tony Lionni, whose previous releases on Wave, Freerange, and of course Madhouse, have set him up firmly as an accomplished artist leading the way in house music production. This two-track sampler will give you a flavour of […]

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Someone Is Selling Votes For DJ Mag Top 100 DJ Poll

UK dance music magazine DJ Mag can’t get a break when it comes to their annual Top 100 DJ Poll. Last year, the ever vocal Peaches said that the poll could “eat a dick” when no female DJs appeared on the list of mostly mainstream house and trance jocks. Today, URB received an e-mail from the […]

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Cream and BBC Radio 1 Weekend News

Next weekend Cream, Privilege and BBC Radio 1 will hit the White Isle bringing us the unmissable BBC Radio 1 Weekend event! Aside from their 18th Birthday to look forward to next Thursday, Cream are also preparing for the phenomenal BBC Radio 1 Weekend party at the world’s biggest club, Privilege on Saturday 4th August. Combining the forces of Radio 1 and Cream guarantees that […]

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[EVENT] TORTURED SOUL | MINI CALIFORNIA TOUR | JULY 2012

Get your dancing shoes ready because Tortured Soul is coming to a city near you! This awesome trio is suited up and ready to jazz out in California as they take a mini tour along the golden coast hitting three big cities. Their first stop will be at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco on July 27th. Then they will fly […]

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The Internet, Alcohol and EDM

by Paul Rapp Picking up more or less where we left off last time, talking about why David Lowery is so FoS in his damning of the Internet, tech companies, and the generation of music lovers who don’t pay for recorded music: Blaming the Internet is stupid. So is arguing that “music has been devalued.” Nothing […]

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DJ Craze: Not Every DJ Just Pushes “Play”

  When it comes to matching the latest technology with world-class turntablism skills to produce next-level routines, Miami’s DJ Craze is the ultimate choice. In this video, the 5x DMC World Champion showcases the power of the new Traktor Scratch generation by creating a live dubstep remix, controlled by his golden Technics turntables and two […]

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Getting DJ Bookings: How It Really Works

By Christian Barbuto Of Electric Avenue ATX. My DJ friends and I are very lucky to play out, sometimes several times per week, occasionally having the good fortune to opening up for some noteworthy DJs. But while we may between us have at least some level of respectable artistic talent, that’s not main reason that […]

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KaZantip Republic Celebrates It’s 20th Anniversary!

Sasha, GusGus, Miss Kittin, Kenny Larkin, M.A.N.D.Y., James Zabiela, Tiga, Booka Shade, George Fitzgerald, Vinnie Who, Dubfire,Stanton Warriors and Laurent Garnier amongst the first wave of acts revealed! KaZantip Republic invites you to step into their extraordinary world from 31st July until 18th August 2012 to celebrate the Republic’s 20th year of existence. Taking place on the beautiful Crimean Black Sea coast near Popovka, Ukraine, KaZantip is home to […]

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DJ Shadow Teams Up With BitTorrent To Release Album

DJ Shadow is gearing up to release ‘Total Breakdown: Hidden Transmissions From The MPC Era, 1992-1996′, a collection of unreleased vintage tracks from his vaults. Though in an attempt to tackle the problem of actually being able to reap a profit from releasing an album, Shadow has teamed up with BitTorrent to release part of […]

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Vibe’s Hip-Hop Turntablecoats: A-Trak, Snoop Dogg, Loco Dice

DJ Clue, Funkmaster Flex and DJ Green Lantern. What do they have in common (other than all sounding like superheros)? The trio that many fans consider part of hip-hop’s elite all share what was once considered to be speciality skill… DJing has taken on a new meaning. Part of the aftermath following this recent culturing […]

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Back To The Roots Of P.L.U.R. Culture

If you’ve been rocking the neon colored, pony bead bracelets at parties and festivals just for fun, then it’s time for a little dance music education. Turns out, the Kandi fad originated in the United Kingdom’s “Summer of Love” back in the late 80s – a period associated with the rise of acid house music […]

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Love Parade Stampede Remembered

In a few Days it will be the second Anniversary of the Loveparade-Tragedy in Duisburg, on july 24, 2010. Juridically, the Tragedy has not been solved. Two years have not been enough Time for the German legal System. For Answers, we have to turn to the “Zapruder-Tapes” of the accident, Videos taken by the Witnesses […]

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Fish Go Deep: Bringing Down The House

By Ed Power Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Fish Go Deep’s layered second album is a riposte to dance music’s repetitive beats, says Ed Power GREG Dowling sounds faintly depressed as he contemplates modern dance music. “Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta … it doesn’t mean much to me,” says the DJ and producer. “Acts like those […]

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Circoloco Halloween 2012 Brings Maceo Plex, Matthias Tanzmann & Margaret Dygas

ne of the most sought after party brands in the world, Circoloco, is returning to Australia again this summer, kicking off its 2012/13 summer series with a very special Halloween party featuring three of the biggest names in house music. The Finely Tuned presented party is set to go down on November 3rd, once again taking over […]

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Justin Martin: “Everything Is Crazy Right Now…The Scene Has Really Exploded”

If you haven’t heard of Justin Martin yet, consider yourself on alert: The scene veteran and Dirtybird artist has long been a favorite of those in the know for his impeccable selection and ability to transcend electronic-music genres, but he’s about to explode onto the mainstream with his brand-new album (eight years in the making!), Ghettos and Gardens — […]

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Deadmau5: “I Absolutely Sold Out” On Dubstep Track

“I’ve only ever made one dubstep track and I will admit I only did it because it was cool at the time.” Whether it’s ripping on Pauly D or ranting against Madonna, Deadmau5 hasn’t exactly been shy about what he thinks are other people’s shortcomings. But in a recent interview with CBC’s Q Radio Show (via Spinner), the most outspoken EDM artist […]

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Episode 70: Morgan Page

1. Meiko – “Leave The Lights On” (Morgan Page Remix) [Concord] 2. Swanky Tunes & Hard Rock Sofa – “Apogee” [Spinnin] 3. Dada Life – “Rolling Stone T-Shirt” (Cazzette Remix) [Musical Freedom] 4. Fred Lilla feat Niamh – “When You Feel” [Pinkstar] 5. Richard Grey – “Can’t Stop Me” [Spinnin] 6. Dragonette – “Let It […]

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