Archive for October, 2008

The Young Punx: Shortlisted For A Grammy Award

The Young Punx: Shortlisted For A Grammy AwardThe Young Punx have been shortlisted for the prestigious Grammy Award for ‘Best Electronic/Dance Album’ for their debut album – ‘Your Music Is Killing Me’

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Nu Electro: Los Angeles – California

Nu Electro: Los Angeles - CaliforniaLA Weekly’s Dennis Romero charts the rise of nu electro in Los Angeles, a movement he claims was effectively born when Daft Punk performed there in 2006.

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Hatiras Presents Mike Balance 02

Hatiras Presents Mike Balance 02‘Hatiras Presents’ is the weekly radio show presented by Hatiras. Each episode features a new 60 minute mix from many of the planet’s finest DJs. Feel free to download the show here every week. And don’t forget – support the music by purchasing downloads from Beatport, Juno, etc.

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DJ Mag Top 100: The Results

DJ Mag Top 100: The ResultsArmin van Buuren has been named as the world’s number one DJ in the annual DJ Mag Top 100 awards. The list, which was officially unveiled last night at Ministry of Sound in London, (having been available in certain corners of cyberspace since the beginning of this week) threw up little surprises in terms of personnel with the usual suspects of Ti�sto and Paul van Dyk taking the second and third spots respectively. As you can see from the list below (after the jump), the chart is a bastion of trance, with the top 10 in particular featuring Above & Beyond (#4), Ferry Corsten (#6) and Markus Schulz (#8). Electro house also made a good account of itself with David Guetta (#5), Deadmau5 (#11) and Axwell (#20) among the highest placed artists… Read more

Tutorial: How To Use A Noise Gate

Tutorial: How To Use A Noise GateAll too often producers overlook ‘ or sometimes disregard ‘ the value of the lowly noise gate and its cousin, the expander. Originally designed to help eliminate hiss, rumble and other unwanted recording artifacts, the noise gate has quite a few creative uses once you understand what’s going on under its hood. In this tutorial, we’ll take a closer look at the underlying principles that govern this type of effect.

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Pete Tong’s US Talent Search

Pete Tong's US Talent SearchCould Pete Tong be dance music’s answer to American Idol/X Factor creator Simon Cowell? He has got his sights set on exposing new talent across the USA; American Idol stylee.

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The Martinez Brothers Talk Gear & Tunes

The Martinez Brothers Talk Gear & TunesBronx-bred brothers Steve and Chris Martinez are insistent on bucking the DJ trend on a few different levels. At 19 and 16 years of age respectively, they exhibit an impressive dexterity as DJs and an intimate connection with a genre of music deeply ingrained in their DNA: house. They’re an anomaly of their generation, and not just because they’ve spun crowds into frenzies in Ibiza, Hong Kong, London, and Switzerland before they’ve even hit legal drink: The Martinez Brothers Talk Gear & Tunes.. Read more

DJ Mix: Wei Shen – Those Usual Suspects Radio Show # 57 with Wei-Shen

mixtapeFresh new DJ mix from Wei Shen…

Those Usual Suspects Radio Show # 57 with Wei-Shen

DJ Mix: DJ Disciple – Catch 22 Dance Party Mix Week # 2008-40 (1)

mixtapeFresh new DJ mix from DJ Disciple…

Catch 22 Dance Party Mix Week # 2008-40 (1)

DJ Mix: DJ Disciple – Catch 22 Dance Party Mix Week # 2008-40 (2)

mixtapeCheck out this new DJ mix from DJ Disciple…

Catch 22 Dance Party Mix Week # 2008-40 (2)