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Best Tours of 2013 So Far

2013 has been a big year for Australia and music tours–Metallica, Blink 182, Avicci, The Prodigy and many other big musicians have made memorable nights for their Aussie fans. But have you ever wondered which gigs really blew it away down under this year?

Well, popular music website, FasterLouder, might answer the question with their countdown list for the ‘Best Tours of 2013 So Far’, which includes a variety of tours from the well-known old-school musicians to the popular new bands. Can you guess the Top 10? Let’s find out…

  • #20 The Killers
  • #19 Deftones
  • #18 Aerosmith
  • #17 Iggy And The Stooges
  • #16 Cat Power
  • #15 Against Me!
  • #14 The xx
  • #13 The Stone Roses
  • #12 Garbage
  • #11 Tool
  • #10 Black Sabbath
  • #9 Death Grips
  • #8 Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
  • #7 Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • #6 Neil Young
  • #5 My Bloody Valentine
  • #4 Metallca
  • #3 Weezer
  • #2 Blink 182
  • #1 Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band

How did you guys go? Does the list make your Top 20? Let us know below!

For more details on the list, check out the source site below:

Source: www.fasterlouder.com.au/

 

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Greatest songs of 2013 so far…

Popular music website, FasterLouder, have created a countdown playlist of the “30 best tracks of 2013 so far”. And it’s not your typical ‘popular’ music countdown.

The list includes some hits that many people are familiar with such as JT’s “Suit and Tie”, but most of the songs chosen are ones that we didn’t even see coming! To view the Youtube videos or tracks, click the link on the title.

So sit back, relax, and see if you can guess the ‘Top 10’. The list certainly surprised the DJ Central team!

So how did you guys go? Does the list make your ‘Best 30 Songs of 2013 So Far’? Let us know below!

Source: www.fasterlouder.com.au/

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Flo Rida Bails on Aussie Gigs and Legal Fees

Oh the hardships of being a successful hip-hop artist….at least for Flo Rida.

According to FasterLouder, the US rapper refuses to pay a whopping $400,000 bill for failing to perform at the ‘Fat As Butter’ Music Festival back in 2011 after being paid in advance for his appearance.

Flo Rida’s lawyer, Nick Furlan, defends that the rapper stating, “There was no evidence that [Flo Rida] was in NSW on April 13”. Despite this claim, Flo Rida has been identified to be in Australia the day after to perform at the Supafest festival and the Logie Awards Ceremony on the following day.

The ‘Fat As Butter’ promoters counteract Furlan’s defense by claiming that the rapper bailed the event due to a “hissy fit” and used all their efforts to try and get him to perform for the crowd. The promoters were so disappointed with Flo Rida’s ‘Houdini’ act that they even posted on Facebook, “Since he’s been on his Australian tour, he’s been an absolute tonk”.

Apparently this isn’t the first time Flo Rida has pulled the ‘Diva’ card.

Flo Rida has also been reported of being booked in advance to perform at Mounties in Mt Pritchard on the NSW coast following the ‘Fat As Butter’ show but, again, failed to make an appearance. “Every time we got our hopes up that he was in transit to the venue, we would find out that he had not in fact left his hotel room,” the venue posted on Facebook. “The most difficult part was then turning him away from the Club when he finally arrived nearly 3 hours after he was due on stage. We did not believe he was in a suitable condition to perform.”

And we thought pop-stars were the big divas! Seems like hip-hop artists are also jumping on the ‘prima donna’ bandwagon nowadays.

Source: www.fasterlouder.com.au/news/

EMC: Asia-Pacific’s first Electronic Music Conference!

As an official part of ARIA week Sydney hosted its first inaugural Electronic Music Conference (EMC).

Taking place at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, Nov 27-28 the conference saw some of the most influential names in electronic music gather to discuss numerous issues and topics relating to the Electronic Dance Music industry today.

Australia has been one of the leading markets in dance music for more than a decade.

Taking in over $75 million dollars annually from over 750,000 people attending dance music festivals and with Australians starting to make their mark on the international industry, its about time Australia hosted its own conference to bring the scene together and cement its place in the global market.

Hosted by Sound Alliance (inthemix, Fasterlouder and The Hype Machine)

EMC hosted Masterclasses, keynotes, round table discussions and of course some amazing showcases of emerging and established artists.

Day one opened with Australia’s own Grant Smillie leading a keynote discussion with industry heavyweight Tiesto.

The legendary DJ revealed it takes 35 people to run ‘Team Tiesto’ but he only works with people who are ‘hungry and eager to work with him.”

When asked about this transition from trance to playing the likes of Avicii and Porter Robinson, ” it was a very organic process, I just started liking other music more then trance music. Some fans stuck with it others left, but new fans came.” Although he insisted there was no possibility of an RnB collaboration “that’s up to David Guetta and Calvin Harris.”

Laidback Luke was joined by Nina Las Vegas, Goodwill, & Sam La More for the round table discussion “Beyond Button-pushing: What makes a DJ?” which sparked some interesting comments towards Deadmau5 with Goodwill calling him a “legend manipulator. He probably doesn’t even know what real djing is”

You can watch the entire discussion here…

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Other topics up for discussion included: Underground music, Social media, legal agreements, Surviving as a label, EDM explosion in America, Does EDM need its own industry body? Selling out and the future of Festivals.

These topics were discussed in depth by industry heavyweights such as: Jack Tregoning (inthemix) Scott Commens (Subsonic) Simon Caldwell (Mad Racket) Dan Rosen (ARIA) Stephan Pavolvic (Modular) Tim Mcgee (Ministry of sound) Tommy Trash, Mike Brown (Twitter) Ken West (Big Day Out) and many more…

Moshtix presented the Emerging Artists Showcase at Marquee to close the first day with the line up chosen from hundreds of applications to find the best up-coming EDM artists.

The Chosen six were: The Kite String Tangle, Arcane Revolver, Blunt B, Big Dumb Kid, Laancelot and the Rodskeez.

Day 2 Opened with a controversial discussion on the role of DJ’S with Tommy Trash, Diplo, Nina Kraviz, Matt Stafford and Marlo, moderated by inthemix’s Jack Tregoning.

With comments such as “A lot of DJ’s don’t write their own records but they are still their records”-Diplo if you were not there you definitely want to keep an eye out for the video, uploaded soon to the EMC website.

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Other interesting panels of the day included: How to make it in Australia, Avicii case study, Organising Festivals, How to break radio, The future of nightclubs, and the team behind successful artists.

Amazing speakers such as: Dave Ruby Howe (Triple J) Scott Horscroft (EMI) Ash Penury (Manager-Avicii) Timmy Bryne (Kiss FM) amongst others led these discussions.

The conclusion of EMC was Celebrated at The IVY Pool, artists included: Nina Kraviz, The Knocks, Ivan Gough, Feenixpawl, The Only, Peking Duk, Tom Piper and Walden.

EMC was an all round success from the organisation to the calibre of speakers, and is a necessity on your calendar next year for those in the dance music industry!

You can see photos, videos and get more information from EMC at their official website: www.electronicmusicconference.com