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No more trolling for Deadmau5 as he releases new productions.

As Deadmau5 is notoriously known for his serial trolling via soundcloud with his infamous comments on big room sounds at the moment, he has also been very busy releasing more of the tracks he is famous for.

In the last two days, he’s uploaded multiple bootlegs including “Turbo CartPig Racer” and “Somewhere Up Here (fin)” which are to set a new standard for other DJs in the music industry.

This came after his troll response on the Swedish duo Daleri ‘Epic Mashleg’ release on beatport which had 16 drops in 54 seconds, ‘mau5 released a track ‘Drop Da Bomb’ as a parody of this duos success which got unexpected success from the public.

“It’s easy to show up with that one hit, but the problem is not stagnating in a pile of your own fucking shit,” he commented to Vibemagazine at the start of the year.

“That’s something I’m always aware of when starting a new project. If you’re not being diverse, people will get bored. I like Avicii, he’s a real nice kid, but Avicii has got this Levels thing, and I almost feel bad for him. It’s probably not even his fault. He did the track, and it was all right – it was catchy – but I, dead-fucking-mau5, cannot name another Avicii track. I shit you not. I can’t.”

source: inthemix

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Kaskades Sonic Atmosphere

Kaskade is releasing his new LP “Atmosphere” in early September, commenting that his fans should expect the unexpected. This album could reflect his re-introduction back into house music through his residency at Marquee Las Vegas.

His album is a combination of the EDM-era style and Kaskade’s obvious love for house music possibly making this album is most genuine out of all his albums, somehow combining his older sound with his new. The synth teamed up with euphoric vocals make each note in the album electrifying.

The first track, a collaboration with Project 46 “Last Chance” has been played by Kaskade at multiple festivals including Marquee’s ‘Summer Lovin’, its eclectic combination of house and dance takes you on an undescribable musical venture.

 

Source: inthemix

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Young DJ becomes Vegas club resident

Danny Avila, who has just turned 18, will be celebrating his birthday in style as he quickly becomes one of the world’s DJs to watch. Avila has announced that he will be resident DJ at Hakkasan in Las Vegas, playing both WET REPUBLIC & Monolithic parties. Not only is he achieving a spot at one of the world’s hottest clubs before he can even drink there, but he will be sharing his stand with some of EDM’s best, including Clavin Harris, tiesto & more.

The world will be waiting to see what this youngster has to offer the dance music industry!

Source: http://www.dancingastronaut.com/

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Wet Republic pull a star-studded lineup!

 

Wet Republic at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas have put together a killer lineup to kick off the sunny season. From March 30th, the world’s biggest DJ’s such as Steve Aoki, Calvin Harris, Deadmau5 & Hardwell will take the stage at one of the World’s hottest pool party locations.

Check out full details & get tix here:

Source: http://www.dancingastronaut.com/

Wynn Hotel Las Vegas announces 42 DJs/Producers/Artists for 2013

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2012 was a huge year for dance music, championed by the every growing club scene in Las Vegas, an influx of national tours and festivals and the undeniable mainstream acceptance of the “EDM” sound. Only a week into the new year and 2013 is already proving to be an even bigger one for our beloved genre – made abundantly clear today as the Wynn properties (Encore Beach Club, Surrender, Tryst, XS) have just announced their expansive residency roster for the upcoming year. From Bassnectar to David GuettaAvicii to Loco Dice, Wynn’s extensive cadre of nightclubs have the sounds to satisfy the full spectrum of electronic music fans.

Managing partner of XS, Jesse Waits, had this to say;

“Our team has worked day and night to present an unrivaled roster of residencies again in 2013 including both major headliners and the DJs we believe to be the next superstars of this genre. We hope to maintain our reputation as the mecca of dance music through these exclusive partnerships.”

Check out the full list of residencies after the break.

Above & Beyond Adrian Lux
Afrojack AN21
Avicii Bassnectar
Cazzette Cedric Gervais
Chris Lake David Guetta
Deniz Koyu Dillion Francis
Diplo Dirty South
Eric Prydz Fedde LeGrand
Hard Rock Sofa Jermaine Dupri
John Dahlback Knife Party
LA Riots Lil Jon
Loco Dice Madeon
Manufactured Superstars Martin Solveig
Max Vangeli Michael Woods
Morgan Page Nero
Norman Doray Porter Robinson
Red Foo Rusko
Sidney Samson Steve Angello
Sultan & Ned Shepard Swanky Tunes
Will.I.Am Wolfgang Gartner
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DJ…DIME A DOZEN ? Or is the dime the problem?

In recent weeks well known musical acts have been receiving a most unceremonious boot of the DJ decks. The debate rages amongst the EDM heavy weights is it okay for musicians who have no previous DJ experience to call themselves DJ, and is there a problem of  sacrificing  quality DJing because venues are catering to the lowest denominator and only playing the top 40 hits.

The most-quoted reason for this rather unsavoury mishaps to well known artist such as Tommie Sunshine, Sia, Calvin Harris and Cassian,  ‘is the set wasn’t working for the bottle-service crowd‘. Sia an Adelaide Native now based in the U.S was forced to cut her live DJ set short after a disagreement with the club ‘The Bank’  owner.

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The general manager called Kanye West and Jay-Z, Big Sean and Snoop Dog ‘elevator music’, asked me to play something up-tempo so I played the ever crowd pleasing Toxic, by Britney Spears,” Sia told inthemix via Twitter. “Britney hasn’t had a f*cking hit record in 3 years! Current Top 40!” [the manager said], so I played Carly Rae Jepsen which wasn’t house enough for him. I am not a fan of doof doof music. It sounds like an alarm system to me. They had approved my playlist earlier so it was a shock to be told to play dance music of which I am not a fan. I don’t have or know anything about that kind of music, so he got more and more juicehead vein throbbingly irate to the extent of chest bumping my 122 pound manager, a quarter of the size of him. I felt scared and uncomfortable so we left.”

Another artist to suffer the same fate is Tommie Sunshine, who playing at the New York club Stalwart, who was kicked off to the decks, “A bit past halfway into my set I was informed that I was being taken off the decks while standing with Askay from MTV & my booking agent Cody from AM OnlyTommie recounted. “We all had a good laugh about it because everyone is now an expert of this music, especially the ones who pay BIG $ to consume it. Not to mention the clowns who supposedly ‘run’ clubs.”

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Basically their #1 priority is their ‘clients’ who spend money in bottle service & what they say dictates the music direction. The DJs who have to play to people who act this way don’t deserve this kind of abuse. Not only will I never play there again but they have a huge mountain to climb for pissing off AM Only who sent them both Skrillex & Wolfgang Gartner for shows there & now they pretty much spit in my & my agent’s faces.

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Although this behaviour is despicable, should people like Sia be able to call themselves a DJ and be booked into big jobs on their name alone with no credits as a DJ? On the flip side for people like Tommie Sunshine who are well respected DJs, this behaviour denotes to a rather more sinister problem in live venues- that money is the driving factor rather then quality of the music, and the main feature that dictates these venues is increasing revenue even to the detriment of its hired artist clientèle. Perhaps clubs are actually shooting themselves in the foot as these big stars are the ones in long run that could actually be the money makers for clubs with their fame and popularity.

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