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Catz ‘n Dogz hit Down Under


Do you want to make us scared?” Grzegorz Demiañczuk laughs. “I just woke up!” Wojciech Tarañczuk groans. The pair are clearly not enthused about the perils of the Australian bush, about which I feel it’s my Australian duty to inform them. Within a week or two, Polish electronic music duo Catz ‘n Dogz (we can call them Greg and Voitek) will be boarding a plane from Europe, heading Down Under for the first time to play the Subsonic Music Festival, a few hours north of Sydney in the Barrington Tops National Park. Click here for the full article by Rick Warner.


What: Body Language Vol. 12 is out now
With: Christian Martin, Africa Hitech, DJ Kentaro, Acid Pauli, Opiuo, Blue King Brown, Worthy, Adultnapper, Svelt and more
Where: Subsonic Music Festival @ Riverwood Downs Mountain Valley Resort, Barrington Tops
When: Friday December 7 – Monday December 10
More: Also playing at The Spice Cellar on Saturday December 15


World’s Highest Paid DJ


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
3. Swedish House Mafia – $14m
4. David Guetta – $13.5m
5. Steve Aoki – $12m
6. Deadmau5 – $11.5m
7. DJ Pauly D – $11m
8. Kaskade – $10m
9. Afrojack – $9m
10. Avicii – $7m

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.

DJ/Producer Martin Dawson’s Shocking Death – R.I.P


On 12th November, news broke out that the British DJ/producer Martin Dawson had died overnight in hospital following an aneurysm.

Known also as King Roc and nicknamed Hawk, he was additionally one half of the Two Armadillos alongside Giles Smith. His 2009 album ‘Chapters’ was met with critical acclaim by the dance press worldwide. Still recognised as one of the most genre-defining deep house albums of its generation, it scored ‘album of the month’ in our pages and received a nomination for Best Album at our Best Of British 2009 awards.

During a career spanning over ten years, he switched to making music under his own name in 2010, delivering deep house treasure ‘Sunday Smoking’ (featured on his last LP with the same title in 2011), as well as productions alongside GlimpseJay ShepheardTim Sheridan and Andre Cromfor lauded labels Crosstown RebelsHypercolourMoodmusic and Leftroom.

Based in Berlin for the last part of his career, he was regarded within the industry as an affable character with exceptional talent as a producer and DJ. Much loved by those lucky enough to come across him, Martin – the man and the music – will be sorely missed.

Production partner and close acquaintance Giles Smith offered this testimony in memory of him:

“I have lost a great friend. We met casually at secretsundaze years ago but that memory is hazy. Our friendship was cemented whilst he worked in Phonica and we decided to work together. From the first studio sessions in 2006 it was clear that we had a strong chemistry that was of course rooted in music but most of all emanated from the fact that we got on so well, laughed so much together, were both extremely open people (we told each other pretty much everything) and both shared a love of cakes and beer (not at the same time i hasten to add!).”

He continued; “Its a cliche to hear these things when someone passes away but he genuinely was one of the nicest, warmest and loving people I have ever met. He always had time for people and certainly a lot of patience with me! It goes without saying as a producer, DJ and working alongside me as an engineer his skills and knowledge were totally exceptional. I was so happy to find someone that could help me realize some of the ideas I had.”

“I will also remember Martin most as being one of the few people that talked as much as I do and i will miss him hugely.”

Our thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends on this tragic death which shocked us all.