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    Pete Tong on Creating One of Dance Music’s Most Important Mix-Shows 

    On October 30, 1993, Pete Tong oversaw the first episode of the Essential Mix on BBC’s Radio 1. Club music was ascendant in the U.K., and Tong devoted a late-night slot to it on national radio, playing an uninterrupted string of house — inspired by iconic New York City mix-shows — that included cuts from Bottom Dollar, Lisa B and Sabres of Paradise.

    “The fact that I come on playing house music and the underground of the whole country is kind of dancing to that, obviously the show connected with the people in a really powerful way from the start,” Tong tells Rolling Stone.

    Posted by Mr3 at 11:12 on 10-11-2018 and has been viewed 204 times.
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    Swedish House Mafia confirm Mexico City Show 

    After announcing last month that they were reuniting to tour in 2019, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello, best known as Swedish House Mafa, have revealed that they will play Mexico City’s Foro Sol on May 18th.

    The reunion tour announcement was trailed by a week-long social media countdown, which culminated in a live streamed press conference. The tour opens in their hometown of Stockholm on May 2nd at the Tele2 Arena. A further two dates were subsequently added, with all three sellling out.

    Posted by Mr3 at 11:06 on 10-11-2018 and has been viewed 215 times.
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    Van Buuren plays 7 hours set at Untold Festival 

    Untold Festival 2018 went down this past weekend (2nd - 5th August) and was a truly spectacular time.

    Taking place in in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the massive festival featured a stacked line-up of DJs and live electronic acts including The Prodigy, Paul Kalkbrenner, Nina Kraviz, Solomun, Andy C and Noisia.

    DJ Mag had the pleasure of live streaming some the biggest sets from the weekend from the likes of Tiësto, Afrojack, Oliver Heldens and KSHMR. Also streamed was an incredible seven hour set from trance legend Armin van Buuren.

    Posted by Mr3 at 13:30 on 07-08-2018 and has been viewed 485 times.
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    New Diplo documentary ft. M.I.A, Bieber, Madonna & more. 

    Diplo has introduced his new mini documentary, Florida to California, to the world. The short piece documents his career, starting from his beginnings in Southern Florida to the creation of his first studio album in 2004, which is named after the state.

    Posted by Mr3 at 00:10 on 07-07-2018 and has been viewed 624 times.
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    Avicii documentary maker: ‘The industry never really understood him’ 

    The filmmaker behind Avicii’s True Stories documentary, Levan Tsikurishvili, has penned a heartfelt Instagram post in tribute to the late EDM star who passed away last month.

    Tsikurishvili, who directed the deeply honest documentary about the young Swedish superstar’s meteoric rise to fame, described Avicii as “the most intelligent and loyal person I’ve ever got to know in this superficial industry. An industry that was not smart enough for you and that never really understood who you were”.

    Posted by Mr3 at 21:06 on 09-05-2018 and has been viewed 646 times.
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    Serato DJ Pro & Serato DJ Lite Launched, Includes Practice Mode & Hi-Res Graphics 

    After months of speculations and leaks, they’re finally here: Serato just announced the release of its Serato DJ Pro and Serato DJ Lite apps, which are brand new overhauled versions of Serato DJ and Serato DJ Intro respectively. The major update to both apps include a raft of new features: Practice Mode lets you mix with two decks and a crossfader without any hardware connected, making it perfect for testing out blends and practising when you’re on the move. An overhauled high-resolution user interface makes its way to the apps, which means you now get crisp text that’s easier to read and sharp graphics.

    Posted by Mr3 at 17:02 on 01-03-2018 and has been viewed 1043 times.
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    Eric Prydz teases return of his hologram show 

    Eric Prydz has shared a new teaser for his spectacular 3D hologram show, with a big announcement expected this Wednesday (31st January).

    The Swedish progressive don has been pioneering work with holograms for a while now with his spectacular EPIC shows, which is now in its 5th incarnation.

    Posted by Mr3 at 13:41 on 30-01-2018 and has been viewed 984 times.
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    Spotify hit with $1.6 billion copyright lawsuit 

    Spotify is being sued by Wixen Music Publishing for an eye-watering $1.6 billion over copyright infringement, it has been revealed.

    Wixen Music Publishing looks after the rights of countless artists including Tom Petty, Neil Young, Weezer, the Black Keys, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, and many more.

    The lawsuit accuses the Swedish streaming giant of using songs found in Wixen’s extensive catalog without the necessary licenses.

    Posted by Mr3 at 15:12 on 04-01-2018 and has been viewed 1167 times.
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    Soda for iOS - Create & Spin 

    Soda is a new app that was just released on the App Store – it lets you easily design your own user interface which you can then DJ with. It’s developed by Zerodebug, the same developer of the d(–)b modular DJ app on the iPad. You can have up to eight track decks complete with zoomable waveforms, transport and mixer controls, and up to 16 cue points. There are five effects onboard: Delay, Reverb, Phaser, Flanger, and EQ, and you can use up to two Send FX chains for adding effects to multiple tracks simultaneously. Sync and manual beatmatching controls are available, and the software is Midi-mappable to any Midi controller connected to your iOS device.

    Posted by Mr3 at 22:28 on 12-12-2017 and has been viewed 1040 times.
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    Interview: Laidback Luke on mastering the art of DJing 

    Over the past 25 some odd years, the Electronic Music scene has gone through a complete transformation. From the packed, sweaty underground Techno scene from years past to the monstrous pop-culture and bass-infused modern era, the genre has grown exponentially. The underground and early days of the “EDM Transformation” saw a tightly knit group of fans divulged in the masterpiece LIVE production and music talent of sets changing pace at every beat, to a repetitive and almost predictable Live set scene currently taking over the world.

    Posted by Mr3 at 22:49 on 04-12-2017 and has been viewed 1446 times.