In a surprising interview this week, LMFAO’sRedfoo made the announcement that he and Sky Blu won’t be performing together any time soon as they begin to take their careers in different directions.
“I feel like we’ve been doing this for so long, five or six years,” Redfoo, 37, explained to with news.com.au. And we’re kind of like saying, well, let’s just do what’s natural and just kind of explore that, instead of like forcing it all the time.”
READ THE REST OF THE REPORT HERE: http://1033ampradio.cbslocal.com/2012/09/21/lmfaos-redfoo-sky-blu-split/
UPDATE 2PM - "..... contrary to the Internet's evident glee (and frankly, who can blame everyone), the duo are not kaput. "
READ THE REST OF THIS REPORT HERE: http://www.spin.com/articles/lmfao-breakup-split-redfoo-sky-blu-deny
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.”
So Steve Angello's "Knas" is one of the last couple years most popular EDM tracks and been used it countless mashups... want to know how easy it was to produce? Does that mean Steve Angello deserves less recognition for producing it? In my opinion no, he put it together and released it, good for him... not hating.
Check it out and form your opinion: VIDEO LINK: http://youtu.be/5RaxWjK8pik
Shout out to Dr. Kucho! for sharing this with me/everyone on Facebook.
LINK TO FULL ARTICLE: http://blog.dubspot.com/tips-for-opening-djs-josh-wink-hector-romero-mike-huckaby-dj-dan-shiftee/
"Once again we revisit one of our most popular discussions on the art of DJing. This time we’re focusing on the warm-up set, with advice from some A-list professionals such as Josh Wink, Hector Romero, Mike Huckaby, DJ Dan, and DJ Shiftee. "
As a rule before any gig you should find out who is playing before and after you and always show up at least 1 hour early before your set. This not only enables you to feel the vibe of the room but make sure you do not repeat any tracks that the previous dj has played. Since you have an idea of what the dj is playing before you, pick a great track to transition and leave the next dj with a great starting place. Again, you will know what that dj will be playing so you can choose something that will be easy for them to flow into. This is just common respect for the crowd and the next dj. If you play an earlier set, make sure you play a set that is groovy and does not try and rinse the energy out of the room, especially when there is a headliner on after you. The key to a good dj is knowing how to pace the energy of the night. I guarantee you will get way more compliments if you play appropriately to your time slot. The one mistake I see up and coming dj’s do that is never cool is to bang the shit out of it before the headliner goes on—as if to impress that next dj. That is not cool. If you really want to impress the next dj and the crowd, play appropriately and sexy and let the night have a nice build. If you are in a headlining position, go crazy! Again though, make sure you leave the next dj with something they can flow out of. Lastly, be respectful of the space you are working in. Most booths are small so have consideration for where the next dj will be putting their gear. You can start moving your stuff a bit towards the last couple tracks in your set so the transition can be easier for them. Oh, and never play the headliner’s new big tune in your set. I know this seems like common sense but you’d be surprised as to how many times I’ve seen this happen. - Dj Dan
Feel out the room and crowd and play something appropriate. Don’t over plan and try to stick to a pre-planned set that is not appropriate to what’s actually happening. Better yet, know what you’ve got as options to play and don’t plan at all! Don’t play banging shit to an empty dancefloor while people are still filing in and getting their drinks. It’s called the warm up slot for a reason. Know your role and fulfill it and you’ll be invited back. - Matt Shadetek
Ah the opening DJ set. To me it seems like a lost art form. Art form because it takes a special kind of DJ to handle a crowd that comes early to the club and not bore them but yet not bang it out like it’s 3am. I feel that the opening DJ’s set is as crucial as is the prime time set. In my opinion you’re actually a good opening DJ if you can rock a 10 to 1am set and not really play any major hits! And it’s not impossible! There are loads of amazing tunes that work during those early hours, you just have to put the time in and find those gems that work. – Hector Romero
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