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NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL AIMS TO LAUNCH EMERGING AUSSIE ARTISTS

A new music festival titled Paradise has been launched, dedicated to celebrating Australia’s most exciting emerging music talent.

Paradise is a three day festival from November 29th to December 1st.

Tickets go on sale Thursday 12 September via Paradise website. Prices ranging from $88.00 for an event only ticket to $116.00 for an event ticket plus on-site camping.

Paradise 2013 lineup: 

Glass Towers, Elizabeth Rose, Millions, Oisima, Naysayer & Gilsun (DJ SET), Client Liaison, Albert Salt, Alta, Animaux, B.O.O.M.A, Dark Arts, Darts, david, DEER, DEJA, Donny Benét, Electric Sea Spider, Forces, friendships, Glass Mirrors, GodWolf, Hollow Everdaze, House of Laurence, Hug Therapist, I’lls, Kate Martin, Leaks, LUCIANBLOMKAMP, Michael Ozone, Mu-gen, Naminé, NO ZU, OSKR, Planète, Post Percy, SILENTJAY, SOCCER LEGENDS, Squarehead, The Demon Parade, The Getaway Plan, The McQueens, The Red Lights, The Supporters,Them Swoops, Wafia

Source: www.pedestrian.tv/news/music/new-music-festival-caters-to-fans-of-emerging-auss

Calvin Harris – 18 Months

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18 Months

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He’s a busy boy is Monkey Harris. He’s also something of a hit-making wonder machine as between him and fellow beatmaker David Guetta, the due are probably the modern-day equivalent of the famous Stock, Aitken and Waterman music factory. Harris and Guetta make records that seemingly appeal to anyone and everyone – the last time that happened The Bee Gees were famous, and popular.

Like his recent singles, Harris’ music is all over the place – a smorgasbord of variety that by and large hits the mark. Included on 18 Months  are his trademark hits from the past year or so: the commercial gold We Found Love, featuring Rihanna, Bounce  (with Kelis), Sweet Nothing (with the ever impressive and versatile Florence Welch from Florence & The Machine) and Drinking From The Bottle, an underrated track that features UK rapper Tinie Tempah in fine from. We’ll Be Coming Back (featuring Example) appears and I Need Your Love (featuring Ellie Goulding) is a gem of a track destined to smash dancefloors and be hammered by the likes of Nova and Fox.

There’s no doubt that harris is a talented fellow. He’s savvy in collaborating with the right people at the right time and although 18 Months isn’t structured in any particular way, it’s pure enjoyment and a collection of wicked, expectantly crafted yet relatively simple electronic music tracks. Harris is adaptable, flexible and probably doesn’t get as much credit as he deserves compared to say, Guetta. Yet on this evidence he should.

And in typical Harris style, most of the choruses are so damn catchy you’ll be grooving and moving whether you like it or not.

Source: The Drum Media magazine 

Writer:  Stuart Evans 

World’s Highest Paid DJ

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Dutch electronic artist Tiësto has topped a list naming the world’s highest paid DJs.

Forbes‘ list of the Top 10 biggest earners in dance music – called the Electronic Cash Kings list – sees Tiësto’s yearly earnings put at $22 million (£14 million), followed by Skrillex – who rakes in $15 million (£9.7 million) a year – in second place, and Swedish House Mafia in third with $14 million (£9 million).

Other artists to make the Top 10 include David Guetta, Deadmau5 and Kaskade as well as DJ Pauly D, from US reality TV show,Jersey Shore. On average, Tiësto makes $250,000 per DJ slot.

Forbes’ Top 10 ‘Electronic Cash Kings’ list is:

1. Tiësto – $22m (£14m)
2. Skrillex – $15m
(£9.7m)
3. Swedish House Mafia – $14m
(£9m)
4. David Guetta – $13.5m
(£8.7m)
5. Steve Aoki – $12m
(£7.7m)
6. Deadmau5 – $11.5m
(£7.4m)
7. DJ Pauly D – $11m
(£7.1m)
8. Kaskade – $10m
(£6.5m)
9. Afrojack – $9m
(£5.8m)
10. Avicii – $7m
(£4.5m)

Let us know who you favour on the list and who you think should be higher on the list. Tell us your thoughts and leave a comment below.