The Whore Church delivers us a mix of their 4/20 release on thewhorechurch.com!
“$0_$0_Gutter and his site thismusicisfree.com are the real heroes in this [mixtape] story.” (Smoke Meow)
Secret alias “Smoke Meow” tag teamed with $0_$0_Gutter and released a debut this morning as a special 4/20 present. On this haziest of holidays, the two have a collage of 100 percent non-commercial releases, full EPs, and albums compiled into an hour-long set for the masses.
$0_$0_Gutter’s mission is to listen to, compile, and (along with Smoke Meow) mix the rarest unheard tracks spread out over the interwebs. The tracks these two found are weird, gross, hilarious, badass, and retro, a tribute to “The Whore Church,” and inspired by the Vol. 1 video mix tape, described as “an assault of the senses, pieced together with found footage and VHS tapes“ by Smoke Meow.
This mix is a delicious blend of juke, trap, breakcore, dubstep, grindcore, acid house, and techno. The booty shake feel is interspersed with satirical samples, a blend of cutting-edge, multi-genre electronic delights, half-heated dance beats, and half-vengeful subliminal messages with a sense of humor.
“There’s a little something in there for everyone. And if anything is too offensive to the ears, just wait, and it’s over within thirty seconds tops.” (Smoke Meow)
2013 has certainly got off to a great start for David Guetta. With ‘Titanium’ having recently hit 1 million singles sold in the UK and new single ‘Play Hard’ set for release next month, his latest achievement is the announcement that he has now surpassed the landmark number of 40 million fans on Facebook.
This milestone places him amongst the most popular people on Facebook and at number 17 in the highest ranked musicians on the social network, alongside over 8 million fans on Twitter. As the highest-ranking DJ in the list, this is yet another breakthrough for both Guetta and electronic music as its audience continues to grow daily. This announcement comes after Guetta recently won a VEVO certified award for reaching over 100 million views on 6 of his videos, with over 1 billion views of his videos in total on VEVO, making him the first DJ to be VEVO Certified.
To celebrate this milestone and show his gratitude to each of his 40 millions fans that have shown their support for him, David Guetta is giving away a free download of R3hab’s remix of ‘Play Hard’. Dutch DJ and producer R3hab has quickly asserted himself as one of the most exciting talents in dance music and his remix has quickly proved a fan favourite, racking up over 150k plays on soundcloud within a week of a short preview going live.
Get ‘Play Hard’ feat. Ne-Yo & Akon (R3hab Remix) here: http://smarturl.it/40Million
Here’s a list of six things you may have watched, talked about, or happened on television this week that are worth talking about again.
1. Enlightened was canceled and HBO done f’d up. You should read this thing about it.
2. Mean Mad Men, the Mean Girls/Mad Men mash-up blog entered our lives.
3. I am all about Selena Gomez’s visit to Letterman this week.
4. The Office might have been a very different show.
5. A Tina-centered Bob’s Burgers episode is always the best, and this week’s episode did not disappoint.
6. Ben Savage posted a picture of ‘Girl Meets World’ to his Instagram.
When he’s not discussing what he watched last night on television with his cats, Steven is a freelance writer and blogger from Boston. He writes about television at TV Hangover and blogs about really important stuff like pizza and feelings at his blog. He also tweets from the bathroom while his children are playing video games.
The Bassnectar crew will be once again be heading to Coachella in Indio, CA, taking place April 19th, 2013.
Pretty Lights, Sigur Ros, Blur, Moby, Phoenix, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Hot Chip, Knife Party and many others will also be performing!
This is an All Ages show.
Tickets on sale now! Visit coachella.com for more info, or click below for tickets.
For someone yet to release his first album, Dan Smith, the creative force behind Bastille, has already had a good taste of fame: with the band he’s sold out London’s 1,500 capacity KOKO, sold out two UK tours and headline festivals. More sold out UK tour kicks off next month and now Smith is ready to reveal his debut album, ‘Bad Blood’, out on March 4 through Virgin Records.
The album plays to Smith’s long term love of film. The aim of ‘Bad Blood’ he says, was to: “Approach each song differently. I wanted each to be its own story with its own atmosphere which brings in different sounds and elements of production, incorporating aspects of the different genres and styles that I love; Hip hop, indie, pop and folk. Film soundtracks can be broad and varied but tied together by the film itself – and I hope the album will be something like that, but held together by my voice and my songwriting, each song a scene or part of a bigger picture.”
Bastille release their new single ‘Pompeii’ on February 25. Ahead of that, Smith and the rest of the band – bassist Will Farquarson, keyboard player Kyle Simmons and drummer Chris ‘Woody’ Wood – will be headlining Two Door Cinema Club on their upcoming tour starting January 24 in Newcastle before kicking off their own headline dates in Liverpool on February 28 and then around the UK throughout March.
Until then here’s a reminder of their earlier single ‘Overjoyed’:
Dear Jamendo friends,
Discover the Jamendo Artists Corner!
We created this new page to shed more light on what matters the most to Jamendo: the artists! We truly value those who like to break boundaries and give away their material, those who make the free music world a wonderful place!
We are very thankful for the creative driving force that is our artist community, sharing new music everyday on Jamendo.com.
From now on, visit this page to read all about our artists’ latest news: interviews, concerts, special projects, and many great stories.
This is also the place where we will share contests and opportunities for our artists, so check back frequently!
- The Jamendo Team
Dancefair, your gateway to a career as a Producer, DJ or event organizer.
Are you dreaming of a career as a top artist and are you constantly making music in your studio?
Are you a semi-professional already, that can’t get enough of Producer or DJ gear and learning of how to use them the best way possible?
Or are you an event organizer that love to learn from succesful industry cats how to get your events packed and growing?
Dancefair in Holland is the educational electronic music event for everyone that loves EDM. Where renowned artists and entrepreneurs will take you into their musical world, hundreds of labels will listen to your tracks and…. an exhibition floor with all the latest gear you can imagine to touch, feel and test.
We are proud to present our partnership with Dancefair and we will host the Demo Feedback Lounge! This is the place where hundreds of labels are searching for hits and therefore want to listen to YOUR music.
This area is Dancefair’s pride and was a huge succes for many visitors on February 2012. Labels from all sounds and segments attended. From Defected, to Fusion Records, to Gem Records of Secret Cinema’s Jeroen Verheij.
The coming Dancefair edition, Dance-Tunes will be at the Demo Feedback Lounge to meet you in person and will invite all labels to come and search for that new talent that is still unnoticed. Maybe it is you!
Dancefair will be held in the Jaarbeurs, Utrecht on Saturday the 16th & Sunday the 17th of February 2013.
Ticketsales start from the 9th of November 2012.
BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE ( 20 free credits* )
*Dance Tunes will give 20 FREE credits with each Dancefair ticket wich Dancefair will send to you via email within 48 hours!
Not convinced yet? Check out this footage from last year:
See you at DanceFair 2013 !
Free debut mix from Kennedy Jones who you can catch dropping an epic set at Borgore’s Christmas Creampie shows in LA December 7th & 8th.
December 7th 2012 – Bassrush presents Borgore’s Christmas Creampie – https://www.facebook.com/events/275438122577080/
December 8th 2012 – Bassrush presents Borgore’s Christmas Creampie – https://www.facebook.com/events/255063827949448/
Both born in Hasselt, Reygel & Peri (Matthias Reygel & Willem Jans) ran into each other in high school and soon after that it became clear they shared the same obsession with house music. It didn’t take long before they teamed up as deejays. While most of their friends would go to parties, Reygel & Peri would be the ones playing there.
Gaining confidence from the crowd’s positive reactions they decided to turn it up a few notches. They entered numerous dj-competitions which always landed them in a top spot IF they didn’t win.
Aside from deejaying, Reygel & Peri became notorious for their bootlegs, mash-up’s and edits. Those tracks even made it up to the stages of Belgium’s biggest festivals, getting played by the other deejays.
After almost a decade of tearing up floors together, Reygel & Peri have built up a solid reputation in doing so. This often gets them a spot to play at the big clubs or great venues such as the City Parade, Ockxfest, Les Ardentes, Tomorrowland and lots of other gigs.
In the past years they have shared the decks with many of the greatest house deejays. When Reygel & Peri play early, they heat up the place nice and smooth. In any other case, they just break it down.
When they aren’t deejaying, they probably are looking for fresh tunes or they might be re-editing existing tracks, making them fit perfectly in their sets. Reygel & Peri deliver carefully selected house tracks, accompanied with the right amount of dancefloor nukes, which always gets the party from zero to mayhem.
Lego has finally added a DJ-Figure to their product-line.
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of Sensation’s latest show, Source of Light. The world premiere of this latest offering, which took place on the 7nd July 2012 in the Amsterdam ArenA, welcomed 40,000 visitors from across the globe again. Learn about the stage design, the theme, the production of the equipment, the dj’s and more!
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Our man Jamie S23 hooked up some questions with Erb n Dub, a man who’s fingers are in a number of pies more than your average producer/DJ.
Why Erb n Dub you may say, why an artist of today rather than an artist from 1993? Simply because I wanted to demonstrate the importance of relatively new artists, how they utilise social media, where their influences come from and if the scene we all know and love played any importance to them. It’s clear from the interview that Erb n Dub missed the majority of what went on in the Jungle era, he certainly wasn’t part of the ‘Jungle Council’ but it’s interesting to read about his experiences at school listening to Jungle Mania with longtime friend Harry Shotta and his work with Mickey Finn.
Take off those rose tinted spectacles and have a read.
Your most recent project ‘Hashtag’ has been signed to Technique Recordings, will this project focus on an individual style or will you be exploring the many angles of Drum & Bass?
We are producing music we love making. From dancefloor to musical, we just love being in the studio.
Is there a possibility that Jungle will make an appearance in a future production?
I was never into Jungle as I got into Drum and Bass around 2001. Before that I was listening to groups like Red Snapper or Aphex Twin. I can never say no, but it’s not something I am drawn towards.
Hashtag is a collaborative effort between yourself and KG, can you tell us about what goes down in the studio and where your influences come from?
When we are in the studio we generally talk about a track before we start it. What style, synths, drums and tempo we will use. Between us we have enough experience to plan a track before starting it. However, you never know where it will end up!
We also use a lot of my live drum recordings from my jazz kit to classic rock kits. We layer them with classic breakbeats to give our beats our own edge. Check out the snare and percussion on Hurt & Pain.
Technique Recordings came to light in 1999, a relatively difficult time in Drum & Bass in terms of direction. The label seems to have taken various influences from the scene during its life, from the pure wobble fest that was ‘Skumbag’ to Tantrum Desire’s ‘Here They Come’ aimed more at the commercial market – was this diversity something that attracted you to the label?
I have always been a fan of Technique Recordings music and artists. So the day we were offered to sign with them I was over the moon.
The Drum & Bass scene, at present, seems to be slightly more balanced than it was this time last year, especially in terms of direction. How do you see the scene developing within the next 12 months? Do you think the whole Pop & Bass phenomenon will continue?
Drum and Bass is the strongest it has ever been. Need I say more?
It’s great to see your work with children in the community, it’s obvious from the photos posted online that the people who attend these workshops are having a great time. What’s been some of the highlights of this experience? I can imagine it’s been extremely rewarding.
Teaching all over the UK and into Europe has been a privilege. It’s corny, but I am giving back to local communities. My highlights have been many. One was meeting SMK at a workshop, building a great friendship and going on to releasing some great singles and touring. Another was bumping into students who now have degrees and them telling me if it wasn’t for me they wouldn’t have got them. Another was working with the BBC, Children in Need and Dragons Den. We built our London workshop studio that I still teach today. Sadly I do less workshops now due to my music career but I will teach at that studio for the indefinite future!
Being a DJ that plays all over the world, do you see the production put into large scale events differ from country to country? Have things changed dramatically over the last 20 years apart from the equipment you use?
Every country is different. As are every crowd. I play for the people at whatever venue or festival. I am not a DJ to moan if the setup is not correct. It just means I can’t perform to my full potential. But yes it’s different from country to country.
Moving backwards slightly to the Finn People label, your collaboration with Mickey Finn in 2007 proved very popular and I still see people raving about ‘My Dog’ on your Facebook page. I imagine working with a legend of the scene was fantastic, especially considering his previous production on Urban Takeover played such a big part in the scene. Can you tell us about the experience in the studio with Mickey Finn? Do you plan on releasing anything else on Finn People or is the label now defunct?
Working with Mickey was great fun! We became friends over the months we were churning out singles. I left Finn People when I started to make less Jump Up. Don’t get me wrong I will always play jump up in my sets. However, I wanted to try new things and that’s what I’ve done. My Dog is a classic
Talking of Facebook, how do you see the whole social media phenomenon playing its part going forward? It’s crazy to think that going back to the early days of Jungle a tracks popularity would be determined on how many listens and likes it would get.
Without social networking my career wouldn’t be where it is now. I love talking to fans, promoting my own music, videos and DJ sets. But as I’m getting bigger in Drum & Bass I find it harder to keep up. I tend to take a day off from everything now and then to talk and reply to fans. If you are a new producer, DJ and are willing to work hard, check how I have set my social media up. From Facebook to YouTube to your own website… All need to be creative and professional. Good content is the key.
Some of the great event promoters of the 90’s such as Roast, Jungle Mania, Dreamscape and Desire have all made a comeback over the last few years. Did you experience any of the events first hand?
I didn’t I was too young.
If you had to choose one producer from the early to mid 90’s to collaborate with, who would it be and why?
PRODIGY!!! Because they built dance music!!!
Can you tell us about your all time favourite Jungle tune and the memories it holds?
Errrrmmmm…. I don’t know too much about Jungle. But I remember in school Harry Shotta (or MC Lethal back then) blasting a Jungle Mania CD… Fond memories and enough jokes !
Words and Interview by Jamie S23
10.08.2012. V-Essentials presents: AXWELL (Swedish House Mafia)
Support by: NO_ID & Barry Fore // Hosted by: V-Essentials and Dance-Tunes
Nightvibe TV presents: XO Live 2012 (Extrema Outdoor NL)
This episode Levi goes backstage to have a talk with Gregor Salto & Skin, R3hab, Sandro Silva and Kryoman!
Produced by Leandro Obrie
Directed by Yvar de Groot
Concept by Robbert Peeters
(c) Nightvibe TV / Holy Shot Produc
Showtek is a name which has existed for a while on the dance scene. The DJ and producer duo know all too well that electronic music is constantly changing.
Electronic Dance News discovers at their homebase in Eindhoven that the brothers do not view this as a risk but as a chance for renewal. We speak to Showtek during a beloved round of poker regarding their newest project “Crazy Collabs” amongst others.
Somewhere hidden in the beautiful Tomorrowland forest, great beats will lure you into a new experience!
Samsung Galaxy is proud to present you their Secret Forest where some national & international artists will welcome you to enjoy their great summer vibes.
Each day you have the opportunity to seek this secret place and the following artists will guide you into a secret place well hidden within your musical soul:
Friday: DBN, Sem Thomasson, pH20 vs Ben Bastion, Sedat The Turkish Avenger, Reygel & Peri, Dizkodude
Saturday: Delafino, Dave Lambert & Elektrokid, YaMo, Mark Ursa, Niels Feijen, Maestro Pablo
Sunday: Dominico & Ralpheus, Steve Montoya, Junior Grassi, Lexis & Christian, Nene Dasile, Dux & Mr. Dum
All artist for the Samsung Galaxy Secret Forest Area are provided by Dance-Tunes.Com
More info: https://www.facebook.com/notes/tomorrowland/ready-for-a-quest-samsung-galaxy-secret-forest/10151086306960944
Some of the old timers might remember this footage (some of it taken from ground-breaking Dove commercials) which I used to play during my sets like 4 or 5 years ago. We remixed the footage, and synched it up with an edit I made of Princess Superstar’s song “My Machine” and debuted it at Red Rocks (Thanks to Andy, Michael & Seth!).
For me, it is a commentary on the disingenuousness of the mainstream media, and the psychological poisonousness of advertising and marketing. I remember taking classes on Education & Psychology in college which talked about the importance of “Deconstructing Reality” in reference to analyzing “norms in pop culture” and dissecting them in order to take a critical look at what is going on behind the scenes. Many things are not what they seem, but at the pace of life today, it’s easy to get tricked, or not to notice when we are being brainwashed. I wanted to celebrate a reminder that much of what media/marketing/advertising bombards us with is deceitful, and potentially dangerous if we don’t question it. I hope you enjoy this.
Interesting video about the fusion of Dance and Live musicians.
Interviews with Lucien Foort and Eller van Buuren.
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DJGuide.NL brengt jullie de eerste aflevering van Electronic Dance News!
Interessante topics zoals Showtek, StekkerFest, Party Agenda, Pioneer DJ Contest en de Dance-Tunes TOP 5 !
This year, the Regulators will take over the Joe Piler Saloons at City Parade, Les Ardentes and Dance Valley.
With their musical talent they will serve you the finest music from the roof of the Saloon. Stable your horses and join them.
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Last week we went crazy on our Dance-Tunes party at Nunu Club – Belgium.
You can find all pictures on their Facebook: http://dancetun.es/nunu
Go tag yourself and you might win some free credits!
Nightvibe and Dance-Tunes present: Summer festival Reports
Throughout the summer of 2012, Nightvibe and Dance-Tunes will present you the latest festival news. So watch out for our photographers and make sure they snap your picture. Share it, tag it and you might win some awesome prices!
Our live reporter will also be questioning all partyharders, artists and other festival creatures. And if that’s not enough there will be lots of free download credits.
Check out one of last years reports: NightVibe TV Tomorrowland 2012 , this year you might be in it!
So stay Dance-Tuned!
Lorin reopens the Fan Bass vault and answers a classic question about performing and DJing that has been the subject of much recent internet hype waffle:
QUESTION: Hey Lorin – I’ve always wondered, and I think I speak for a lot of people when I ask this, but what exactly do you do on stage when you’re performing live? A lot of people argue that electronic music is nothing more than a DJ pushing buttons and that it takes “no skill.” I always tell them it is much more than that – obviously it takes skill to produce everything that you have, and I feel like your shows do in fact involve much more than just pressing play and pretending to mess with knobs, but could you please elaborate on how you actually do perform? I think that a lot of people are also curious. Keep spreading the word brotha!!! – kidonwheels
This is a long answer. And yet I feel I am leaving a lot out. It is a complex issue, and I considered posting a 1,438 part tweet but this seemed like a better approach, so here are my thoughts on it:
Personally, i have a really technical style of DJing, and a very aggressive/interactive approach to playing a set: i like to get my hands dirty, take risks, and steer people on a powerful journey. I am constantly pushing myself beyond my comfort zone, expanding the boundaries of how to make people freak out and lose their minds. I work 20+ hours every week of the year on new content, new effects and new techniques. I view DJing as an art, and quite frankly as an honor, to perform for a captive audience in a world of short attention spans and overstimulation. During a set I work nonstop, frantically combining unlimited loops & sounds & samples & effects into customized “live remixes” . I also get the fuck down, I let myself dance and enjoy the music the same way I do when I am at home working in the studio: i LOVE music, and I have been producing, remixing, sampling, synthesizing, creating, and DJing for over 15 years. Most people love music, I think. But a lot of today’s DJs are getting by with the bare minimum, and there is a lot of confusion about what is really going on. Are DJs just “pressing play”? What does that mean? Is it bad?
To really understand the hot topic of “button pushing” let’s get clear about several things:
1. What is the definition of a “DJ”?
2. The difference between “mixing” and “selecting”
3. What is happening up on stage during a DJ set?
4. What is “live” VS a “live experience”?
5. What is all the fuss about?
The verb to “DJ” means you are playing music; broadcasting it for someone else to enjoy. That’s it. It doesn’t mean you are curing cancer, it doesn’t mean you are playing guitar in a rock band. However, just like the verb “running” there are a million ways to do it. You can run a race, you can run in place, you can run to escape danger, you can run towards someone you love, you can run for fun, you can fake-run, you can run on a treadmill, you can run up stairs, you can modify your run and skip or sprint or gallop or moonwalk. There are a million ways to run, and a million reasons for running. Same with DJing. There are a million ways to DJ (a small sound system at a house party, a playback set on the radio, a simple showcase of music you wrote for a special occasion, a seamless mix of your favorite songs, etc). What matters to me is the experience of those in attendance, how delighted/moved/stimulated/pleasured they are. That said, I am a fanatic when it comes to pushing the limits of creativity, and always throwing more “ingredients” into the pot.
2. Mixing vs Selecting
Before you have any songs to mix, you have to select which songs to play. Specifically in the heat of each moment, you can choose to play any song in the universe, but what is the PERFECT SONG for each specific circumstance? There is no right answer but the proof is in how the audience responds. Some people have such meticulously developed sonic preferences and style, that the act of selecting the right songs and the perfect order/sequence of songs truly is an authentic form of art. There is an acute sensitivity required to balance out the different personalities within a crowd (the larger the crowd, the more conflicting the tastes & preferences) from balancing the masculine & the feminine, the hard & the soft, the ugly & the beautiful. And that’s where mixing comes in: how do you mix from one song to the next? Is it a fluid, inaudible transition (almost trance inducing because you cease to notice that time is passing or that songs are changing from one to the next)? Or is it flashy and jarring and high impact (like in traditional hip hop mixing where each mix is a performance, and there is a big wow factor at play)?
People can mix percussively (matching beats) or melodically (matching melodies) or sometimes they mix various components of songs (a beat from one song, vocals from a different song, etc). And of course, the spectrum of “mixing” is so broad, it is impossible to define every possibility or approach. Sometimes the best thing you can do is just let a song PLAY, and not pollute it with a bunch of additions or interference. And sometimes the opposite is true: a mix can be so interactive that you are juggling multiple components, and physically producing a live sequence on the fly; in essence creating new live music. You can sample sounds that already exist (pre-recorded) or you can produce noises and sounds in the moment. Combining everything into a seamless mix thus becomes excruciatingly involved and complex.
3. What is happening?
On stage, a person might be “mixing” a seamless set (a “continuous mix”) of songs (pre-recorded songs on a CD, a record, an mp3, etc) or they might be standing up there faking it (in essence playing “air guitar” or sonically lip synching) or they might be in between mixes (just enjoying the music and the moment) or waiting to make the next move, or they might be focused on showcasing a song and less focused on technique. The most basic form of DJing i can imagine is playing one song at a time, and stopping in between each track to announce or credit the song (like on the radio). It is still a mix, but it is not continuous. There is a great level of detail within a continuous mix, meaning there is a vast spectrum of interactivity, from doing the bare minimum, to really pushing boundaries and even making true art. On stage you could have 4 different “DJs” all standing in front of a lighting rig with their hands in the air, pretending to mix; or you could have one human being working relentlessly to mix a perfect seamless musical journey; or you could have a technical genius performing technical acrobatics like scratching or cutting, etc. And sometimes a song hits so perfectly, all i want to do is dance or just feel the bass rattling my body, and the audience can feel when you are enjoying yourself. It is important to let yourself go, be natural, and have fun.
4. What is “live”?
In today’s digital world, almost anything can be virtually synthesized or bootlegged or reproduced. Piracy is a huge problem for the music industry and the movie industry, but what cannot be mass-pirated is the EXPERIENCE of being in a room with hundreds of other humans. This experience is enriched by being in the same room as an artist you enjoy, as well as being treated to state of the art production, lighting, video, multimedia (Music + People + Big Sound System = Fun). Everyone knows the difference between listening to a song on a great stereo system, vs on crappy laptop speakers. And it only gets better when there is a massive, perfectly tuned concert-grade sound system, which broadcasts the music in the way it was intended to be heard and felt. At the end of the day, this live experience is more important than what is happening on stage. I have seen DJs completely fake their mixes, but the audience doesn’t know or doesn’t care, and is having the time of their life. And personally I have been working my ass off at times, blowing my own mind with how complex and technical my mix is, and all the while nobody can even see my hands or notice what I am doing. I may mix live, and interact with my music and my set to the full potential of what is possible with today’s technology, but the most exciting thing about “live” is all the different personalities and nervous systems gathered together in one unified group, and how all these separate individuals react, interact, and interplay.
*There is of course a difference between DJing (playing back songs in a continuous mix, no matter how complex or creative or interactive) and “live performance” where an artist or band is actually sequencing, playing live synths, incorporating live musicians, etc…it is a huge grey area, and there’s not enough time/words to address this topic currently. The point of this post is that even if an artist chooses to “DJ” and not “perform live” there is still a massive spectrum of how talented, interactive, creative, and technical he or she can be on stage. Personally I think of my sets as live remixes, triggering unlimited loops and layers and songs, and parts and segments and clips into a crazy, customized sequence; it’s more live than a typical DJ set (on the 1′s and 2′s) but I am not “playing music live” on a guitar or a clarinet or anything.
5. If you expect someone to do something in one exactly specific way only, you will probably be let down sooner or later. Any live guitarist you love is being heavily assisted onstage by guitar techs or stage managers or mixing engineers, etc. They might be plucking the strings live, but those strings are sending a signal through all kinds of “digital” processing, and if their string breaks they are probably being handed a brand new pre-tuned guitar so as not to miss a beat. Is this cheating? No. There is no cheating. Unless you claim to do one thing, and act like you are doing it, but are really not doing it (like lip-synching). This is where the issue of “button pushers” arises for EDM. When people are just “pressing play” on a turntable or a CDJ and then pretending to do things for the next 3-5 minutes while that song plays, then there is a discrepancy. There are many technical ways to produce a continuous mix, and if you are miming along to a pre-recorded mix or if you are doing fake-movements that don’t produce any actual sound, then you are being fake. If you put a ton of energy into producing music you produce, and then when onstage you simply want to play tracks for other people to enjoy, that’s fine! The problem is when you pretend to do something you aren’t really doing. People crave authenticity, and in EDM today, they are beginning to demand it.
There is a huge difference between producing/remixing/creating music in the studio, and playing it live for other people to enjoy… I can discuss that topic another time, but for now i would say the key is to enjoy yourself, be authentic, and be creative. It is an honor to be on a stage performing for other people! It is a thrill to contribute to their enjoyment and I don’t think it’s necessarily worth hating on anyone’s particular approach. I don’t wish to come off as negative by calling any one out, but at the same time I work so hard, so nonstop, and I don’t like to see my work or my art belittled by other people who try to do the same thing, but don’t put in the real work. Like I said, the goal is to give people a good time, and that’s what I focus on. But I am a mega-geek, so I like to nerd the fuck out.
I know people want me to get technical about my setup, and I will put together a tutorial. In the meantime, I walked through how I approach a certain mix on this interview I did for NPR.
Released by: Simplify Recordings
Release/catalogue number: SIMP105
Release date: Jun 20, 2012
(Photos by Love-Gun Photography)
With over 10 years of bringing people together under the Lightning in a Bottle name, The Do Lab has given Southern California a camping festival that all other festivals will strive to emulate. From the “Environment First” approach to planning this event, to the many art installations, free filtered water, delicious and healthy food options, convenient camp locations, kids camp, excellent ticket handling, informative and beneficial workshops, speedy entry and exit of the event grounds, friendly security, to the excellent music, an attendee could not ask for anything more.
Some musical highlights for the DMb crew came mostly over at the groovy “House” stage. It wasn’t all house but the general crowd there seemed to be die hard Househeads and we melted right into the crowd there. Nick Warren’s set was definitely the number one highlight with a two hour set of straight up Progressive he kept us dancing the entire set. On the same stage Lee Burridge, and Justin Martin dropped excellent sets! On the Main Stage we were impressed by Shpongle who was playing less Psytrance than expected but nonetheless it had us moving. Tipper had, quite possibly, the best set on the Main Stage…Cerebral Experimental Psychedelic Dubstep for the masses. A bit of a disappointment on the main stage was Glitch Mob. They had some new props and nice visuals, but unfortunately that just didn’t help out on the dancefloor with far too many breaks and lulls in the music while everyone waited for the beat to come back in and stay in. So many great sets during the day that we never got DJ names for but loved all the same.
The Workshops are such a great thing: meditation, ufo talks, yoga, growing your own food, etc. The food court was good, mostly vegetarian healthy eats. The camping was amazing, every direction you turned there were beautiful people camped next to you always inviting and offering to share food and drinks. The Stage design is just jaw-dropping at night when the moon rises and the lights come on. The stages almost seemed to have grown organically out of the Earth where they later retreated back underground to wait for next year’s festival.
We look forward to 2013 and the next Lightning in a Bottle.
(video by Manifest Media)
(Photos by Watchara Phomicinda)
Bringing back one of our resident DJs, Deejay EQ can be found any night of the week grooving the Hollywood Club Scene. From Booty Bass’n offshore in Miami to gettin sky high in Chicago Los Angeles’ based Deejay EQ remains at the forefront of this industry’s deejay elite. Deejay EQ is known for electrifying and thrilling high profile performances across CALI, MIAMI, CHICAGO, & NEW YORK. Whatever occurrence may hold, whether it be delivering for Model/Actor/Host Bravo’s “Tyson Beckford”, DJing alongside MTV’s hottest host’s like “Sam Sarpong” & “Miss California’ Pool sider’s, to Local Celebrities… Deejay EQ is looked as one of the leading DJ’s in Hollywood. Hoping humbly to expand his horizon’s with a World Wide Tour with “The League” upcoming in 2010 including AUSTRALIA, LONDON, & JAPAN. “I securely take on what challenge’s may lye ahead of me with the utmost of creativity and optimism”.
“I feel blessed with a few gifts, my biggest attribute, my intellectual speech” say Marco “Deejay EQ” who used this gift to obtain ON-AIR/Producer/Mixer positions at numerous radio station’s in one of the biggest markets in the country, Los Angeles. I had the esteem honor to work as an Assistant Producer on “THE BAKA BOYZ” morning show on BLAZIN 98.9. Every morning from 6:00am – 10:00am… I gove lots of props to J-LOVE 7 THE BAKA BOYZ for having an incredible morning show, I’m very anxious and exited to be a part of this team. I have worked for numerous “Industry” companies such as “MTV” a Viacom Network, “BET” Black Entertainment Television, & Lowry Digital specializing in FILM restoration. The passion for the music derives from earlier in life I began DJing, having provided sounds along Hollywood’s elite.
“I have been a vinyl junkie all my life, but with technology moving I find the staple of Serato Scratch-Live to be an impressive tool”.
Born Hollywood, California. His parents raised him in a confident open-minded environment. It was at an early age that Marco showed his passion for music and sounds. Marco graduated from Palmdale High School located in beautiful Palmdale, California. Known as a venturous and fast forwarded DJ at the age of 20 graduated and having completed a wide-ranging program in Huntington Beach, California at the “Academy of Radio & Television” decided it was time to further his passion of music, with MUSIC PRODUCTION. With his production skills, Marco now has found the missing link to his creative genius by creating unique mixes and sharing them with the world. Recently, Marco has collaborated with Los Angeles KPWR radio mixers Just Incredible and Sourmilk “The L.A. Leakers” on their Weekly Podcast show and is in the works on producing mixtapes for various Street Wear Clothing brands.
Deejay EQ has put together an eclectic mix for your roadtrip to EDC with a little bit for everyone from Dubstep, House, Club, Old School, and a special tribute to MCA. Happy Travels!
Mix Info & Tracklisting
DJ EQ – Roadtrip to EDC 2012 (Live Mix)
01. NAPT – TOM TOMS
02. TJR – FUNKY VODKA
03. DUCK SAUCE – GOODY TWO SHOES
04. MARTIN SOLVEIG – THE NIGHT OUT (A-TRAK REMIX)
05. SKRILLEX FT. DOORS – BREAKN’ A SWEAT (ZEDD)
06. DRIICKY GRAHAM – SNAPBACKS & TATTOOS
07. DUCK SAUCE – BIG BAD WOLF (&CRAZE &CODES REMIX)
08. 2DEADBEATZ MOOMBAHTON – DIPLO HATES YOU
09. KILL THE NOISE & DILLON FRANCIS – DILL THE NOISE
10. 123 DAFT PUNK – BE MORE TIME (LBL REMIX)
11. MIIKE SNOW – DEVIL’S WORK (DIRTY SOUTH)
12. ELLIE GOULDING – THE LIGHTS (SETH COHEN REMIX)
13. SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA – GREYHOUND
14. COLDPLAY – PARADISE
15. THREE 6 MAFIA – STAY FLY (CANDYLAND DUBSTEP)
16. GOTYE – SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW (KDREW)
17. FLUX PAVILLION – DAYDREAMER
18. SKRILLEX & DAMIAN MARLEY – MAKE IT BUN DEM
19. WIZ KHALIFA – WORK HARD PLAY HARD
20. A-TRAK, JUICY J, DANNY BROWN – PISS TEST
21. RIP MCA
22. THE BEASTIE BOYS – THE NEW STYLE
23. THE BEASTIE BOYS – INTERGALACTIC
24. THE BEASTIE BOYS – GET IT TOGETHER
25. THE BEASTIE BOYS – SURE SHOT
26. THE BEASTIE BOYS – TIME TO GET ILL
27. THE BEASTIE BOYS – SLOW RIDE
28. PRINCE – SEVEN (LOVE & LIGHT REMIX)
29. KAVINSKY – NIGHT CALL (ORSON BELLES)
30. FUN – WE ARE YOUNG
The Decibel International Festival announces the lineup for their 9th annual festival in Seattle, Washington, September 26 – 30, 2012
The 9th annual Decibel International Festival of Electronic Music Performance, Visual Art and New Media has been announced, featuring headliners Kimbra, Carl Craig, Matthew Dear, Fennesz, John Talabot, Ariel Pink, and Actress, Nina Kraviz, and Baths.
In addition to the headlining acts above, the festival will feature such heavy-hitters as Dragonette, Emancipator, and Yppah. Click here for the first 60 musical acts announced.
Following the “artist a day” approach, the rest of the musical lineup (60 more acts out of 120) will be announced on June 27 with the entire program of educational programs, film festival, after-parties and boat-parties announced on July 11th. To reward attendees who purchase passes early, tickets will be discounted by 25% through June 26th.
Please visit The Decibel Festival website for more information and to purchase tickets. See flyer below and link to the 2012 preview video.
In year nine, The Decibel International Festival of Electronic Music Performance, Visual Art and New Media is quickly becoming the SXSW of the swelling cultural phenomena that is electronic music. The Seattle based festival expects to hit 30k attendees this year with over 170 artists from 19 different countries, plus 72 educational speakers, making Decibel Festival an oracle for the growth of the entire international electronic music scene. The entire festival takes place over a five day period at over 14 venues in Seattle, Washington.
NOTE FROM THE DECIBEL FESTIVAL CURATOR AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR
In 2003, I founded Decibel Festival with the mission to redefine underground electronic music and visual art as a unified performance medium, while establishing the Pacific Northwest as a vital hub for electronic music culture in the United States. At the time, “laptop performance” was still shrouded in mystery and most electronic music performance consisted of turntables, CDJs, and a mixer. Electronic music in America had receded from the rave boom back to small communities of loyalists caring more about the music itself than its potential to generate revenue or fan base. This has been the community that has supported Decibel from day one and I’m thrilled they are still at the heart of Decibel today.
Fast forward to 10 years and electronic music is pervasive in nearly every facet of mainstream American culture and we continue to have mixed emotions regarding this surge. As avid supporters, performers, producers, and fans of electronic music for over 20 years, we can’t help but feel nostalgic for a time when underground warehouse parties and independent record stores were the predominant outlet for electronic music discovery.
As much as the digital age has brought many advantages, it’s important to remember how we got here and what it means. It’s a balance between technology and creativity; innovation and nostalgia; popularity and obscurity. With each year I hope to build a program that encompasses all of these elements while retaining the integrity of a festival known for pushing the boundaries of both art and science.
Looking at our continued growth from our inaugural festival of 2,500 attendees in 2004 to 23,000+ attendees in 2011, I am faced with the challenge of assembling a compelling program that captures our past, present, and future. Although we’re only mid-way through announcing this year’s line-up, I believe that 2012 will be our most ambitious program. Based on the initial list of artists below we already have our most diverse program to date. This includes a strong international presence with 19 countries represented as well as 25% of the line-up featuring female artists, which is a historically high number based on other electronic music festivals. In addition, Decibel is continuing to embrace a wide spectrum of genres, venues, and activities designed to entertain, educate, and inspire attendees regardless of age or background. 2012 festival pass holders will be treated to 34 audio/visual showcases, an outdoor event, a three-day conference, and a film festival. In addition, Decibel will be co-curating and co-producing eight after-parties and five boat-parties, none of which will conflict with the festival schedule. As you begin to look at what we have in store this year, I encourage you all to dig deep into our new website and explore a festival filled with discovery, decadence, beauty, emotion, and unbridled entertainment start to finish.
Much more to come. Hope to see you in September!
Sean Patrick Horton, -Founder, Curator and Creative Director
The Paramount Theatre : 911 Pine St
Showbox SoDo : 1700 1st Avenue South
Showbox at The Market : 1426 1st Ave
Neumos : 925 E. Pike St
The Nordstrom Recital Hall : 200 University St
The Crocodile : 2202 2nd Ave
Broadway Performance Hall : 1625 Broadway
Melrose Market Studios : 1532 Minor St
The Baltic Room : 1207 Pine St
Re-Bar : 1114 Howell St
The Triple Door : 216 Union St
Barboza : 925 E. Pike St
The Islander Cruise Ship : 1611 Fairview Ave E
+ MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Abstract Earth Project
Red Bull Music Academy
The W Seattle (Official Hotel of the Decibel Festival)
+ MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
KORN have just announced a string of June tour dates that will take the ground-breaking, multi-platinum band through the Northeast, Midwest and Canada. Openers on the tour include frontman JONATHAN DAVIS DJing as his alter ego J Devil, as well as dubstep talent Sluggo. Ticket information and special VIP packages can found at korn.com.
This touring news comes on the heels of KORN’s brand new video for “Way Too Far.” The comically surreal video, directed by Joshua Allen and produced by Sebastien Paquet, debuted at Noisey.com this week. Preceding the debut, several bizarre photos of the band from the video surfaced on their Facebook page—one featuring bassist Fieldy getting a face tattoo and another showing frontman Davis holding a rifle and then bloodied on the ground. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE.
KORN released their new album THE PATH OF TOTALITY this past December, where it debuted in the Top Ten on Billboard and earned media accolades including a Sunday profile in the New York Times. The album has also been a fixture on Billboard’s Dance Electronic Albums chart and has sold over 500,000 digital singles from the album—a staggering amount for a rock band. The album also features the new single “Way Too Far” as well as “Get Up!” and “Narcissistic Cannibal,” the later two of which were Top Ten hits at Active Rock Radio.
KORN made waves this weekend when founding member Brian “Head” Welch joined his former bandmates onstage for the first time in nine years in front of 30,000 amazed fans at this year’s Carolina Rebellion Festival. Check out Revolver.com’s exclusive coverage HERE.
Meanwhile, KORN last month took home the REVOLVER Golden God Award for “Album of the Year,” presented by Marshall Amplification, for THE PATH OF TOTALITY (Roadrunner).
Current KORN Tour Dates w/ SLUGGO, J DEVIL:
|Thu||5/10||Sayreville, NJ||Starland Ballroom|
|*Fri||6/15||Montebello, QC||Montebello Festival|
|Sat||6/16||Hampton Beach, NH||Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom|
|Sun||6/17||Wallingford, CT||The Dome at Oakdale Theatre|
|Tue||6/19||Pittsburgh, PA||Stage AE|
|Wed||6/20||Fort Wayne, IN||Piere’s|
|Mon||6/25||Fargo, ND||Concert Hall @ The Venue|
|Wed||6/27||Missoula, MT||Big Sky Brewery|
|Fri||6/29||Dawson Creek, BC||EnCana Events Center|
|*Sat||6/30||Gibbons, AB||Boonstock Festival|
FREE DOWNLOAD! Official drumstep remix of Minneapolis rapper Prof’s “Yeah Buddy” from the album “King Gampo” on Stophouse. Download his entire release for FREE @ http://profstophouse.bandcamp.com/album/king-gampo.
Released by: DUBLINE RECORDS
Release/catalogue number: DUBLINED013
RINSEY LOHAN VOL.2 (SUMMER 2012 MIX)
1.Eddie K & Minus Featuring Beezy – Dark Ages (Vodex Remix) (H.E.N.C.H.)
2.Requake – Lazy Ladies (Bassclash)
3.Atom Bass – Squeak Monkey (Dub)
4.Coffi – Got That Good (Dubstarr)
5.Wulf – Dumbo Riddim (milc Dub)
6.50 Carrot – 3rd Bass (Wulf Remix) (Dub)
7.Nutral – Ghetto Blasta (Dub)
8.Getter & P0gman – Smokin (Dub)
9.The Strangers – Where All My Ladies At (Dub)
10.Unnatural Forces – Invasion (Dub)
11.Itchy Robot – Fuck It Up (After Dark Dub)
12.Muk – No Hats No Trainers (D2 Remix) (Dubstarr)
13.P0gman – Bop (Nutral Remix) (Dub)
14.Standard Procedure – Panic (Dub)
15.Temo – DOF (Dub)
16.Zaku-Chan – Joy Ride (Dub)
17.Messiah – Charm Man (D2 Remix) (Dub)
18.Getter & 50 Carrot – Madman
19.Requake – Duo Flex (The Juggernaut Edit) (Exclusive Dub)
20.Trevor Kelly & Johnny 5 – Sketchy (Dub)
21.Haze – My Selecta (Sin City)
22.Hijinkx – Metallic Vibez (Enigma Dubz Remix) (Dank N Dirty)
23.Korkey Buchek – Behemoth
24.Spenca – Do It Live ft. Synclan (The Juggernaut remix) (Exclusive Dub)
25.Plater & Bisweed – Robbery
26.KSH – Suck Out Yuh Muddah VIP (Dub)
27.Dog Soldiers – Get Lost (Illicit Trade)
28.Vodex & Ephibi – Access Denied
29.Crimes! – This Is How It Goes (Exclusive Dub)
30.D-Jahsta – Slug Bass (Zaku-Chan Remix) (Dub)
Mixed By PAVAROTTI
Just discovered a new artist playing his own tracks tonight. Check him out…
Spanning over multiple genres in electronica ranging from Drum N Bass, Dubstep, Hip Hop, House, Trance, and Industrial, producer John Stancil – popErotiq – since 2005 has been shaping and developing his own unique, individual style. From skull pounding hard dance to soul meditative ambient dubstep, popErotiq leaves no stone unturned in the progression of his musical ability.
The word Tumblr, could over take the word blog on Google searches, illustrating how much online behavior has changed.