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ALT-J

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Alt-J English quartet are the hottest music nerd ever, with their surging undercurrent of popularity that threatens to overwhelm all music outlets and platforms. Alt-J was formed when Gwil Sainsbury (guitarist/bassist), Joe Newman (guitar/vocals), Gus Unger-Hamilton (keyboards) and Thom Green (drums) met at Leeds University in 2007. ∆’s name is pronounced “Alt-J”, which is the keyboard short cut used on Apple OS X to insert the Greek letter Delta. “Alt-J”

Their eponymous first 4-track EP , was recorded with producer Charlie Andrew in London and showcased the tracks “Breezblocks”, “Hand-Made”, “Matilda” and “Tessellate”. A 7″ single containing “Bloodflood” and “Tessellate” was released by Loud and Quiet in October 2011.

Their first 2012 release for Infectious Records was the triangle-shaped 7″ “Matilda”/”Fitzpleasure”, followed by “Breezeblocks” as an advance of their first album An Awesome Wave, released on 25 May 2012 in the UK, Europe, and Australia. The album was released on 18 September 2012 in North America via Canvasback Music. The group’s signature blend of layered, folk-inflected dub-pop and soaring alternative rock has been compared to artists such as the Hot Chip, Wild Beasts and Everything Everything.

Their debut album, An Awesome Wave, was released on 25 May 2012 by Infectious Music, and drew on multiple musical genres and sensibilities (folk, rock bass, catchy pop, hip-hop beats, trip-hop atmosphere, indie-rock quirkiness, and electronic heavy synth riffs). They were wedded to intimately personal, sometimes confessional lyrics, peppered with film and literary references including allusions to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Luc Besson’s Léon: The Professional and Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are. It was completed over three weeks in January of 2012, the band adding six or seven songs to the pool of already recorded material.

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Their debut album won the 2012 British Barclaycard Mercury Prize, as the bookmakers’ favourite, and was announced as BBC Radio 6 Music Album of the Year 2012. Three of the tracks from this album gained entry into the Australian 2012 Triple J Hottest 100, with ‘Something Good’ at number 81, ‘Tessellate’ at number 64, and ‘Breezeblocks’ coming 3rd overall.

Best of K-POP 2012-13

DJ Central has put together a playlist of popular K-Pop music videos of the dance genre for you to enjoy.

Also, there were quite a few Remixes of popular pop songs mixed just for the Gayo Daejun at the end of 2012. I you haven’t already seen the performances, you’re missing out!

Check these dance tracks out!

Hardwell Yearmix 2012

2012 proved to be a massive year for Hardwell He headlined some of the worlds biggest music festivals, established Revealed Recordings as a prominent record label in the EDM industry, reached sixth position in DJ Mag’s Top 100 and released his first Essential Mix.

To kick off 2013 and to celebrate reaching 500 000 likes on Facebook, Hardwell has released a free mix. His Yearmix 2012 features both of his huge 2012 hits ‘Apollo’ and ‘Spaceman’ and also features productions from Dannic, Dyro, Firebeatz and Jordy Dazz who are all signed to his label.

Click here to download Hardwell’s Yearmix 2012 for free.

Tracklist:

1. Hardwell feat. Amba Shepherd – Apollo
2. Kill The Buzz – Party Hard
3. The Naked & Famous – Young Blood (Tiesto & Hardwell Remix)
4. Hardwell – Spaceman
5. Firebeatz – Here We F*cking Go
6. Hardwell – Three Triangles
7. Jordy Dazz & Dannic – Fuego
8. Jordy Dazz – OMG
9. Example – Say Nothing (Hardwell & Dannic Remix)
10. Dyro & Rene Kuppens – Raid
11. Hardwell & Showtek – How We Do
12. Hardwell & Dannic – Kontiki (Dyro Remix)
13. Marcel Woods & W&W – Trigger

Check out Hardwell’s Essential Mix below:

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Annual SBS – KBS – MBC – Gayo Daejun 2012

Have you guys heard of Gayo Daejun?

If not, let me introduce you all to this annual phenomenon that is taking over Asia and now even the rest of the world.

What is Gayo Daejun? – Gayo (가요) means “song/music” and DaeJun (대전) means “war” but in this case, war means like a contest between all the artists/groups

Gayo Daejun  is a major annual end-of-the-year music program which brings the years top hits in Asia together!

There are three days of partying provided by three major stations in Korea:

  • SBS – Seoul Broadcasting System broadcasts theirs on 29 December
  • KBS – KBS Gayo Daechukje (commonly called KBS Gayo Daejun) –  broadcasts theirs on 30 December
  • MBC – MBC Gayo Daejejeon, also spelt Gayo Daejejun (and commonly called MBC Gayo Daejun) – broadcasts theirs on 31 December

Performances included: SECRET, B.A.P, Super Junior, TVXQ, Lee Hi, Epik High, 2NE1, Big Bang, Ailee, Sung Si Kyung, 2AM, MBLAQ, INFINITE, Teen Top, B2ST, SISTAR, 4minute, KARA, After School, GLAM, EXO, Ga In, f(x), SHINee, miss A, Kim Wan Sun, Kim Won Jun, FTISLAND, and CNBLUE.

TVXQ, Super Junior, KARA, CNBLUE, miss A, B2ST, T-ara, Teen Top, HyunA (4Minute) & Hyunseung  (B2ST), 2AM, B1A4, Noel, SISTAR, Dynamic Duo, SHINee, Son Dambi, K.will, Secret, Ailee and INFINITE

TVXQ, Super Junior, KARA, CNBLUE, miss A, B2ST, T-ara, Teen Top, HyunA (4Minute) & Hyunseung (B2ST), 2AM, B1A4, Noel, SISTAR, Dynamic Duo, SHINee, Son Dambi, K.will, Secret, Ailee and INFINITE

TVXQ, Super Junior, BIGBANG, B2ST / BEAST, Park Myung Soo, KARA, SHINee, 2NE1, SISTAR, Secret, FTIsland,CN Blue, 2AM, JYP, Son Dam Bi, K.Will, miss A, Gain (Brown Eyed Girls), Epik High, INFINITE, MBLAQ, Teen Top, T-Ara, 4Minute, B1A4, f(x), Kwanghee (ZE:A), B.A.P, After School, Koyote, COOL, A Pink, Noh Ji Hoon, Ailee, Girl’s Day, Dal Shabet, Dynamic Duo, Primary, EXO-K, A-JAX, BTOB, 100%, BIGSTAR, Lee Hi and Juniel

Check out SBS’s performances:

KBS’s Performances:

MBC’s Performances:

Can’t wait for the 2013 lineup!

We’re Back!

First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our readers! Hope you all had a happy and safe holiday season!

Yes, you heard right! The DJ Central team is back in the office and ready to pump out new and exciting material.

Did you guys see DJ Miss Tokio farewell 2012 @ Bamboo?

Well, we have more good news…

Did you guys see DJ Miss Tokio farewell 2012 @ Bamboo?

Did you guys join DJ Miss Tokio farewell 2012 @ Bamboo?

DJ Miss Tokio has been busy DJing at the Sapphire Lounge since December 21st 2012 and will continue to do so in the new year!
Watch out for Miss Tokio from midnight – 1:30 am on Friday nights!

Watch out for Miss Tokio from midnight - 1:30 am on Friday nights!

Watch out for Miss Tokio from midnight – 1:30 am on Friday nights!