[wp_ad_camp_2] By Damen Smith-Draeko -- This was the fifth in the series. I’d made the third and now this one, Photosynthesis 5.0 in Neah Bay Washington. Through opening day anxieties, incredible performances, really engaging people, and inspirational interviews with some of the most compelling and thankfully very accommodating artists I'd ever met, it all turned out to be an even more enriching experience than I would have ever dared anticipated. I love Neah Bay. I haven't been in love with a place like this since Okinawa. This was perhaps different because it's at the northern tip of my home continent. I was born in North America, so I'm thinking that there is more of a natural connection here than with the sub-tropical island in the Far East. As I stare from the beach, watching th
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] Back in June 2010 one the world’s most celebrated DJ/producers asked EDM addicts everywhere the album-question, ‘Do You Dream?’ Fan praise, cross-genre DJ support and dance press acclaim greeted one chart-scaling, master-blasting single after another. From that album’s day of release though, Markus Schulz had already begun imagining and conceiving the sound designs that would make up his next long-playing excursion. Now - comprising a 19-track packed collection of ear catching, floor quenching, super-seismic audio - that ‘Dream’ is about to turn into a ‘Scream’! “When you’re in the studio, deep in production mode on an album, the mind’s eye is forever picturing the reactions that tracks, and particular moments in tracks are going to generate”, says Ma
[wp_ad_camp_2] Dreaming big since 2004, Tenishia has been creating the blueprint to their ultimate achievements for more than 8 years--a blueprint that became bigger and bigger, blooming with time and rapidly unfolding into reality. The Maltese duo, a team-up of Joven Grech and Cyprian Cassar, have made and still make the best of their untapped possibilities. And that's why, in 2012, Tenishia proudly presents 'Memory of a Dream'. Since joining forces, Tenishia has revolutionized the Maltese music scene. They're the winners of 5 Malta Music Awards and creators of world famous tracks like 'Outsiders', 'Reasons To Forgive' and 'Burning From The Inside'. The talented producer/DJ duo have won the hearts of hundreds of thousands of dance fans with their eclectic sound of prog, trance, lo...
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] By Kate O'Connell -- If you were looking for a flawless representation of “glitch-hop” this track – even more so this artist, would be a good start. Ananda Goldsmith (20) aka (DJ) Golden Toast is an up and coming producer/ DJ from Ashland, Oregon who is putting his name on the map with tracks like “Big Bug”; which are just as completely original as they are completely addicting. Somehow in “Big Bug” Golden Toast seamlessly finds a way to create a funky-groovy glitch-hop sound with a heavy bass line, infectious loops and a midtempo dance beat. And while this track displays his technical skill and obvious original and individual sound – he covers all genres of EDM – and he covers them WELL. From mashups, to remixes, to complete originals – from dub -step
[wp_ad_camp_2] The Hundreds would like to introduce the limited edition release of the “Borgore” Johnson Low shoe in conjunction withIsraeli dubstep DJ and producer BORGORE, available now at The Hundreds Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Santa Monica as well as a limited number of authorized retailers worldwide. [wp_ad_camp_1] BORGORE is a well-known DJ and producer in the dubstep world, with his music often referred to as “Gorestep.” He is the founder of Buygore Records and boasts great style on and off the stage. With animal prints playing a large part in BORGORE’s signature attire, the special edition “Borgore” Johnson Low is a true testament to the DJ’s music, personality and fashion. The “Borgore” Johnson Low is a limited edition release, designed by BORGORE and
[wp_ad_camp_2] BEATPORT, the largest music store for DJs in the world, will be presenting “Femme Fatale Friday,” a live stream from a pair of the finest female DJ/producers on the scene AUDREY NAPOLEON followed by SYDNEY BLU tomorrow, Friday, July 20 from 3:00 p.m. MDT – 5:00 p.m. MDT. Tune in to http://ustream.tv/beatport to catch these DJ sets LIVE from BEATPORT’s Denver headquarters. Friday, July 27 / 3:00 P.M. MDT (GMT -6) AUDREY NAPOLEON: http://www.beatport.com/artist/audrey-napoleon/167671 SYDNEY BLU: http://www.beatport.com/artist/sydney-blu/38740 More info at: http://www.facebook.com/events/434351183254456/permalink/434351193254455/ Tune in live: http://ustream.tv/beatport [wp_ad_camp_1] Audrey Napoleon– LA’s DJ/producer Audrey Napoleon appears on Beatport Live Fro
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] Sensation USA will finally land in New York City, twelve years after its debut in Amsterdam, Holland. At the time, Sensation was a new concept set-up by ID&T Events. ID&T had been promoting events for about a decade. They began the company with a set of raves under the Thunderdome moniker which focused on the hardcore house- or so called Gabber scene. Towards the end of the nineties, dance music fans became a bit more mellow and therefore a concept called Innercity was launched. It was a highly successful event which ultimately ignited Tiesto's international DJ career. A TV crew recorded the event just after Tiesto had performed and he was crying out of joy in front of the TV cameras. ID&T tried to bring this indoor festival to international ci...
[wp_ad_camp_2] BEATPORT, the world’s largest dance music community and music store for DJs, announced today four exciting new remix contests via BEATPORT PLAY, an innovative platform where DJs and producers can download free stems from original hit tracks, remix them, and compete against each other in multiple contests running in parallel; winning remixes are then released officially by the contest’s host label. Contests to remix Björk, Todd Terry, Sasse and John Davis & The Monster Orchestra launch today, Tuesday, July 24. Winners will be announced on September 19. Information on each follows here: [wp_ad_camp_1] Björk – “Mutual Core” Björk has touched nearly every facet of art over the last 20 years, constantly creating new, boundary-pushing works. Now,"Mutual Core" from her
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] The next release on Neuroscience Deep comes from another young promising producer, making their Neuroscience Deep debut. Andrew is definitely off to a great start, with DJ support from Ferry Corsten, Richard Durand and Pedro Del Mar. We think you'll agree, he has a great sound, and a bright future ahead of him. Andrew StetS has done a great job on 'Vancouver Nights' and has superb, modern-sounding, progressive track. Filled with great melodic elements, the track also draws influence from the 'new trance' scene, and producers like Mat Zo and Arty. Big stuff! We have three massive remixes of 'Vancouver' to accompany the original. Each giving something different, and adding their own twist, are Matt Fax, Sesnsetive5 and Mizar B. Each remix compliments t
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] Russian DJ & producer ARTY tears up the rule-book with his new remix of Zedd’s recent single “Spectrum” featuring Matthew Koma as part of Zedd’s Spectrum EP out July 31 on Interscope Records. ARTY is one of the few celebrated producers chosen to contribute along with Armin Van Buuren, A-Trak, Monsta and Deniz Koyu. Keeping in line with the original cut, ARTY adds his world-renowned production skills to the track and shows exactly why the young Russian producer is deemed one of the most original and exciting talents on the scene today. ARTY’s “Spectrum” remix busts with huge sweeping pads and rushing synth sections that sweep up the senses. Also available now from ARTY are his single for Anjunabeats “Open Space” and his collaboration with Paul van
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] Crowned as the winners of Sasha's remix contest last summer, expectations invariably run high for Kastis Torrau & Arnas D, and any production attached to them. In a relatively short period of time, their consistent output of quality progressive gems have rocketed them from playing small local venues to the biggest clubs in Lithuania. Having already signed to respected labels such as Last Night on Earth, 1605, Stripped, and Mirabilis, the duo move one step closer to superstardom with the Atlantic EP. Their latest concoction is a real treat for the clubbing gourmand. Whether you're into the sugary-sweet melodies of Atlantic, the spiced up rhythms of Polar, or the rich low end of Reflection, your appetite is guaranteed to be satisfied. Who knows, yo...
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] After all the face-eating weirdness of the past months, bath salts got the blame for it. Do bath salts really make you eat faces? We don't know and frankly, we don't want to try it out either. Yet, we have seen several videos of people on bath salts and their stories after the facts. Let's just keep it to the fact that bath salts don't make you look particular pretty. Whether you are the one taking the bath salts, or fall victim to a person with the munchies. Well, long story short: ZXX & Paul Anthony decided it was time for a true Bath Salts Anthem. Thankfully their soundtrack won't make you eat faces, but it is a great punchy electro banger for the dancefloor nonetheless! http://www.beatport.com/release/bath-salts/939225 [wp_ad_camp_5] [
[wp_ad_camp_2] The Italian imprint Hotfingers is now working on its new selection of some of the hottest releases being in the mood of the intense beat of Summer. Sunny Beach Compilation contains some of the most sought-after tracks by Pleasurekraft, Plastik Funk, Federico Scavo, Etienne Ozborne, Dj Dan, Phunk Investigation, J Nitti, NDKj, Ivan Pica as well as the label`s co-owners – Manuel De La Mare, Luigi Rocca and Alex Kenji. The final chord of the House Hotfingers collection is an one-hour outstanding dj set that puts into shape the whole composition, which is going to wind up the Dancefloor irretrievably. [wp_ad_camp_1] Track list: 1. Alessandro D'Avenia - Lift This Name Up 2. Alex Kenji - Something About You (Mix 2) 3. Pleasurekraft - The Main Ingredient 4. Plastik
[wp_ad_camp_2] By Damen Smith-Draeko -- Almost a month ago, it was a rare, dry and warm Friday night here in Seattle. It was rare that it was both dry and warm, and it was rare that I’d ventured out into the world that night away from the drawing board. I found myself at the Lo-Fi Performance Gallery. Every third Friday of the month (or moonth if you want to go all Celtic and stuff) the music label Innerflight hosts a show at this venue. I decided to leave the house and partake of the dancing and debauchery. Actually there was much more of the former than the latter, and…well, I really don’t know how I feel about that. <whisper>I like debauchery.<./whisper> Going to the Lo-Fi Performance Gallery that night was actually a very good choice. Along with the pleasant
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] Los Angeles’ SHINY TOY GUNS newest track “Waiting Alone” marks the return of Carah Faye, the original vocalist who along with band mates Chad Petree (vocals/guitars), Jeremy Dawson (keyboards/bass) and Mikey Martin (drums), propelled SHINY TOY GUNS into the spotlight with their first hits “Le Disko” and “You Are The One” from their debut 2006 release We Are Pilots. Now, the band has made available the “Waiting Alone” video, which made its debut yesterday on VEVO. It can be viewed here: Conceptualized by Faye and Dawson and directed by Luke Eberl and Edgar Morais, the 6 minute and 45 second short film titled "#Loverunner" finds a girl (Carah), running cross-country from Los Angeles to New York City in a quest to join the love of her life, overcoming