So I am flattered and excited to announce that I've been nominated for "Boston's Best DJ" at this year's Boston Nightlife Awards. Thank you everyone who's come out to my shows or listened to my weekly mix show on AMP 103.3 FM, you all are the reason I've been honored with this nomination.
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Ultra Music Festival promised to shock with a live announcement on YouTube Monday, and they totally doubled down: the massive bash in downtown Miami will spread to two weekends -- TWO WHOLE WEEKENDS -- in 2013.
In other words, meet Bayfront Park's neon Coachella. Organizers revealed at noon that the formerly 3-day festival, which drew some 165,000 revelers last year, will begin over March 15-17 and continue the previously announced weekend of March 22-24.
FULL STORY HERE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/15/ultra-music-festival-two-weekends-announcement_n_1967117.html
MTV - While a late evening shower may have dampened the ground at the launch of Boom, Belgium’s Tomorrowland Festival, the magic of the day wasn’t hindered by it in the very least. If anything, the 60,000 fans in attendance Friday probably welcomed the cool down.Banging sets by Joachim Garraud & Clockwork, coupled with the ecstatic raging of a few thousand fans, turned Steve Aoki’s tented Dim Mak stage into a sauna. Of course, when rapper Lil Jon walked out and "Welcomed all the ladies and gentlemen" to Tomorrowland, before launching into "Turbulence," mayhem ensued. And speaking of raging – notable in Aoki’s set – festival goers were treated to a brand spanking new bomber of a collab with Knife Party. Fittingly, when we left Dim Mak for the day, Indonesian rising star Angger Dimas (who revealed to MTV News that a brand new Boys Will Be Boys track with Tiësto is coming soon) had just launched into "Internet Friends."
Electronic music trio Above & Beyond hosted their own "Group Therapy" stage on Friday, and among the roster of performers were 24-year old Israeli producer Matt Zo and Aussie producer Jaytech: two guys Tony & Jono revealed are "THE GUYS" that inspire them today. Before the end of our chat, the gents reminded us that Jaytech’s got a new album on the way with a departure in sound, making the switch from their Anjunadeep to Anjunabeats label. Veterans Gabriel & Dresden closed down "Group Therapy" with gusto.
MTV News and our colleagues at Dancing Astronaut have never been shy when it comes to praising Thomas Gold, and for good reason. At a time when the quality of dance music performances are the subject of artist confessionals and online op-ed pieces, Gold affirms time and again a masterful ability at conducting the builds and drops of a performance set journey. Friday evening was no exception. Sumptuous blends of Dada Life’s "Kick Out The Epic Motherf---er" into Robyn S.' "Show Me Love" vocal into Afrojack and back into KOTEM was just one example.
And while the Bloody Beetroots did indeed close out Day 1 at Tomorrowland’s Main Stage, there is much to be said of Swedish superstar Avicii’s set, which brought out multiple firework displays for the fans. Hours before he took the stage, he revealed to MTV News that he’d be road-testing at least three to four new tracks. After playing a compelling opening edit of The Who’s "Baba O’Riley" with "Fade Into Darkness," peppered throughout his set (which included Nari & Milani’s "Atom," Deniz Koyu’s "Bong," and Tommy Trash’s remix of "The Veldt") Tim Bergling dropped in close to 6 or 7 new songs. And it’s worth noting, many of them were not typical Avicii tracks; some were more hard, aggressive and awesome.
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. continues to innovate entertainment and audio technologies and today introduces MIXTRAX™, a proprietary technology which creates a nonstop mix of an entire music library to create a club-like atmosphere. Designed for music lovers and the club-going audience, MIXTRAX takes the music from an iPhone/iPod or USB/SD device and plays it back with added transitions and effects creating a virtual DJ inside select Pioneer products. Derived from Pioneer's experience in developing world-renowned professional DJ products, MIXTRAX is implemented in a variety of worldwide Pioneer car audio products andSTEEZ products designed for the dance community.
FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE: http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Press-Room/Car-Audio-Video/Pioneer's+New+Mixtrax+Technology+Puts+a+New+Spin+on+the+Music+Experience
Coldplay has been turning its audience into interactive participants at recent concerts by handing themXylobands, LED-illuminated wristbands that can be activated using a radio signal
COMPLETE REPORT : http://mashable.com/2012/06/14/coldplay-xylobands/
[From inthemix.com.au]Two weekends ago, house hero Mark Farina joined the fleet of DJs and live acts in Detroit for the Movement Electronic Music Festival, where he played a mood-setting Mushroom Jazz set on the mainstage alongside Greg Wilson, Todd Terje, Derrick Carter and Lil Louis. The weekend just gone didn’t go so smoothly. Rolling up to the Marquee Day Club in Las Vegas on Saturday 2 June to bring some sunshine-friendly house to the pool area, Farina didn’t make it very far........ CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE AND MARK'S TWITTER POSTS
6/7/12 - UPDATE: Richie Hawtin's Reaction: - As a DJ, you have to understand where you’re being booked and understand the situation. And that’s exactly why, if I came here now and played my set, there’s going to be someone in bottle service who is like, “I don’t care who the f*ck this Hawtin guy thinks he is, take him the f*ck off.” … I’ll wait for the right time to come, when there’s enough people freaking out on the dancefloor where, even if one or two people do complain, enough of the crowd will be like, “No, f*ck you. We want this guy because he’s doing something different, we respect him and we’re having a f*cking blast right now.”
Taken from Danny Tenaglia's Facebook Fanpage: ( https://www.facebook.com/DannyTenaglia )
"Dear Friends, please, just LET me BE, LET me BE! >> The Time Has Come for ME to "finally" BE MYSELF!! :) I have been telling people for so many years now to JUST BE YOURSELF!! But for me, being myself was living with 1 foot in a closet and 1 outside "trying" to BE the happiest DJ on Earth, which I have been, and give the World the best I had to Give because I know how happy I have made people with the gift of music from GOD and this has been a great blessing .... so I simply Could Not Stop!! Since everything has CHANGED since I first realized I wanted to BE a DJ forever like playing records" and getting a job in nightclubs back in the early 70's (gag) and now here I am at 51, been around the world many times, put over One Million Miles in the sky, 3 full Passports and my Heart has been YEARNING for something New & Different besides music. BUT, as I have been trying to STOP and make BIG changes like finally calling my home in Miami since 2006 HOME, but was always to busy between NY residencies and travels and it's been getting the best of me lately. Airplanes, Airports, Hotels, Foreign-isms, and what can I say: I HAVE SEEN THE MOUNTAINTOP as a DJ and I just need to STOP and smell the roses of my life and simply try to "Grow Up and BE who I really am" but "everything" - including the need for finances to afford my Loft of 10 years in NY which I can no longer afford and must let go of by July . . . I know many people think I am wealthy but I assure I am not! I have lived well and have very nice things to show for my earnings, but I cannot stop working!! When I say I have been writing for the past 5 days, it has been DEEP!! I kept starting over and over and it's turned into a major journal and sooooo much of this I promise I want to share with ALL of you, The Good and The Bad, but thankfully it's mostly good! ON my way home on Wed from DR & Montreal I was having a bad day as I had a head cold, and there's no enjoyment in an airplane or in a hotel room out of the country with a headcold .... anyhow, I was traveling back to Miami alone as my co-workers flew back to NY and I was just looking out the window the whole flight and for 3 hours I was just thinking HOW AM I EVER GOING TO PROPERLY RESIGN (not retire) . . . And when I got home I realized I left a small carry on murse bag with many personal things, keys, passport and so on and at first all I could feel was FURY!! I tried everything between Lost & Found and the car service, but as my ID was in there and now 6 days later no return, well all I can say is that THIS has been The Revelation that I needed to say: LADIES & GENTLEMEN: As of this day, I am "resigning" (not retiring) and all future gigs will sadly BE canceled except for My Belated Birthday @ Pacha on Sat April 28th! This will BE my final gig until I feel I am ready to return back to the decks. This is thee hardest decision I have ever had to make in my career, but if not now, then when?? I apologize to all parties involved but I think most people that know me personally know that this has been coming! I have performed at WMC 26 years in a row! I have played every year in Ibiza since 2000! It's time for ME to Stop and settle down, move out from the loft which will BE a very MAJOR ordeal . . . OMG!! I have soooooooooo much STUFF!!! There is no way I can do all this and travel and have a life . . . Only I can make the decisions of what stays and what goes, including what I will do with over 10,000 records, etc etc etc ....... SO in closing: I LOVE YOU ALL and I just wanna Thank U 4 Lettin me BE MYSELF all these years, and now I beg you to please continue with me in my journey and my quest for something new and wonderful. I will never give up my first love with MUSIC, but there has to BE something else (or someone) out there waiting for me! :) >> I promise to keep updating here, but I needed to do this today - in order to BE FREE & BE ME!! Please BE kind, this has not been easy and I am a very sensitive person. God BE with US all! See you soon!! :)"
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