Archive | February, 2012

Best British Group: Chase & Status?

  Chase & Status show no sign of slowing down in 2012. Announced earlier this month, Chase & Status are nominated for British Group at the BRIT Awards 2012, alongside heavyweights Arctic Monkeys, Elbow, Kasabian and Coldplay. Chase & Status certainly stamped their sound all over 2011 and paved the way for Dubstep to become a […]

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The EDM Dictionary- By Moby

Break-what? Dub-who? For new fans of electronic dance music, the terminology is a maze of genres and sub-genres. Let’s let Moby help us sort them all out: EDM: “The first thing to know,” Moby says, “is that no one calls it electronic dance music. The term is EDM, and it’s a catch-all term for the different […]

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This Takes Dedication

Words: Duncan Dick, Mixmag’s Deputy Editor. He holds the record for the most slices of corned beef consumed in 24 hours Published in Mixmag July 2010 Danny Tenaglia is a pussy. Not really, but playing a 24-hour set in glamorous Miami doesn’t really cut it any more. I write this a few days before DJ Kideva […]

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Sure You Want The Next After Hours Event At Your Place?

Written by Duncan Dick They are the four little words that can change everything. Sometimes they’re the result of long contemplation and soul-searching; sometimes they slip out unexpectedly to light up the night and crackle in the ears like a firework. The words are ‘All Back To Mine’… and you’ve just declared yourself a rave […]

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Steve Lawler Bashes Dance Music

Dance music sucks. House music rules. Just ask British rave legend and Viva Music label boss Steve Lawler. To Lawler’s ears, electronic tuneage should be deep, dark, sexy, gritty, even borderline criminal. Which only makes sense, considering the 38-year-old got his start on the party scene as a teenager, promoting and DJing illegal street raves in the shadow of […]

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The War On Raves- Another War That Won’t Be Won

THE WAR ON RAVES   Rave Promoters Busted In Wave Of Drug Crackdowns At Dance Clubs Around The U.S.   ROBERT BRUNET is not the kind of guy you’d imagine being accused of running a drug den.  His family had been in the New Orleans “theater business for three generations, and Brunet – a married […]

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Fake DJ or Real DJ?

  Nice little rant about what’s currently going on in the commercial EDM world, turntablists, and various methods of DJ’ing.     Below is the video that started this worldwide internet arguement.   http://youtu.be/MT3-6NT5xbY

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The Rise of Day Parties

As a long time fan of house music and an actual “house head”, it’s been really interesting the last few years to watch the slow, constant, upward trend of house music’s popularity and it’s mainstream acceptance. What has triggered it? I’m still trying to figure out what the tipping point has been. I remember going out in San Diego on […]

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Episode 59 – KONGKAST

1. Wash – Repulsion (Rankadank) 2. Rido, Hybris – First Contact 3. Mikal – Epic 4. Wash – Magnitude (Dub) 5. Dub Phizix featuring Strategy – The Editor 6. ASC – 3rd Eye 7. Dub Phizix featuring Fox and Chimpo – Narrow Eyes 8. Gerwin – My Hidden Side 9. Need For Mirrors – Lo […]

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The White Label- By Miss Raquel

White labels are not, and never has been an actual record label. The blank white label on a record was a practice which started in Jamaica in the 60s where DJs used to soak off the actual label and past a white label on top of the actual imprint to hide the artist name and […]

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