An early Christmas gift from the folks at Movement.us…early bird tickets at last years prices!! Since its start on Memorial Day weekend 2000, DEMF (Detroit Electronic Music Festival) has brought many EDM lovers to the birthplace of Techno. With EDM’s increasing popularity Detroit may see its biggest DEMF yet! Below is the first promo video for next years festival.
On Monday November 28th Nokia celebrated the launch of the Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone with the most spectacular light show the Millbank Tower in London has ever seen. The mouse headed DJ, Deadmau5 electrified the crowd as the huge visuals behind him showed off Nokia’s new phone. Take a look at the official press release and the performance video below.
On Monday 28th November Nokia Lumia 800 with Windows phone nokia.ly/vT9nR7 brought deadmau5 and the world’s most advanced 4D technology together and created an amazing free light show at Millbank Tower, London.
Millbank was plunged into darkness with the iconic tower acting as the canvas for a never-before-seen spectacular. Each of the 120 metre high building’s 800 windows were covered with vinyl as 16 powerful projectors, stationed 300 metres away on the other side of the river, beamed 3D images onto the structure. Huge butterflies flew across the London skyline and the tower was twisted, pulsated and even fell down. Billed as the “future of live events” the spectacular show was accompanied by music from super producer deadmau5, who created exclusive remixes for the performance — adding the 4th dimension.
The much-anticipated Nokia Lumia 800 is here. View all your texts and chats in one seamless conversation. Take, tag and upload photos to Facebook in seconds, and browse the web like you’re on a PC. Find your way with satnav that even works without a signal. Nokia Lumia 800 makes the everyday amazing.
Two of House Music’s leading ladies, Colette and Ultra Nate’, are using their beats to give back. You may know Colette as the angelic voice behind some of OM records biggest hits, and Ultra Nate as the powerful voice behind House Music classics: such as Free & Found a Cure. Both of these ladies are currently leading campaigns through www.Crowdrise.com, in order to raise funds for NextAid’s efforts in supporting the youth of the Kawangware Vision Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
“If we all donated $10 a piece, we’d be finished funding this project! Let’s do this” Colette
Why? because! It’s so necessary!
- 9 million youth in Kenya are unemployed.
- 41% of Kenya’s population live in cities. Many children are sent to urban centers to find work to support families in rural areas. Here they are vulnerable to exploitation, abuse, and life on the streets.
- One in two Kenyans live below the poverty line.
- Only 24% of Kenyan children attend secondary school. School fees and costs are usually the primary barrier to sending a child to further education.
- There are an estimated 250,000 to 300,000 children living and working on the streets in Kenya.
Just in from the Purple Music camp! They have announced their exclusive worldwide release of “Dance 4 Me” by the one and only..legendary….PRINCE! “The Artist” that has produced Seven Grammys and Ten Platinum albums selling over 90 million copies is once again heading into the club direction with the release of, “DANCE 4 ME” (from the album ‘IMPLSoUND’) out on December 9th on VINYL 12” LIMITED PICTURE DISCS & CD SINGLE.
“DANCE 4 ME is a mix between Funk, House and a big room sound that will appeal not only to Prince fans but also the whole new club generation… they will love it!”
Not sure what to get for your House Music loving loved ones for Christmas? Don’t worry TheHouseMovement.com is here to help! iLoveHouseMusic.com is currently selling its House Music themed magnets to make your own House Music related phrases, and for those with a bar they have the official iLoveHouseMusic bar mat! And while you’re shopping look up your favorite DJ and listen to some mixes while finding the spot to be this weekend.
Now that’s multitasking!
Beginning Friday, November 11, 2011, the EDC Experience film will be available on Video on Demand from the cable outlets listed below! The EDC feature film focuses on the positive minded culture and wonder of the Electric Daisy Carnival, with most of it’s footage from 2011’s EDC. The documentary also features the wide variety of artists from the many avenues of the Electronic Music spectrum. The artists/DJs in alphabetical order: 12th Planet, Above & Beyond, Afrojack, A-Trak, Benny Benassi, Boys Noize, David Guetta, Deadmau5, Fedde Le Grand, Kaskade, Laidback Luke, Lil Jon, Moby, MSTRKFRT, Simian Mobile Disco, Steve Aoki, Swedish House Mafia, Travis Barker, Will.I.Am, With a special tribute to DJ AM, Featuring additional songs by Black Eyed Peas, The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk, Alex Gaudino, Kid Cudi, N*E*R*D, Nero, Underworld, and many more. It’s a great opportunity to get some friends together to relive the experience at home, or introduce EDC to some new people. (trailer below)
PLAYING ON THESE CABLE OUTLETS
Bluegrass Telephone Company
City of Wilson
Metrocast Digital Cable TV
Windstream Lexcom Ent.
The only longstanding awards event dedicated to the dance and electronic music industry, the IDMAs, generate over two million votes from music enthusiasts in 206 countries and territories every year to recognize and honor exceptional achievements in 57 award categories. Part of its mission statement is to serve as a platform for the advancement of the industry, the IDMAs place particular emphasis on innovative artists and industry. As music continues to evolve the IDMAs have emerged as an essential platform for career launching appearances. Admission is included with the WMC 2012 delegate badge. Last years winners include Duck Sauce’s track Barbra Streisand, Rihanna, Swedish House Mafia’s collaboration with Pharrell of N.E.R.D., Deadmau5, and Afrojack for best break through DJ.
Check back for updates on when voting begins.
(San Francisco / Los Angeles – USA)
Resident DJ: Foxy @ Cardiff Lounge – San Francisco Bay Area
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In 1989 Gabriel Rene and Mei-Lwun Yee were working on a hip-hop track in the Rene family studio. “The track was cool,” says Gabriel, “but Mei-Lwun and I couldn’t rap.” They asked little sister Gina to give it a try, and the rest is history. It wasn’t til…l some time later that Soulstice finally materialized after collaboration between Andy Caldwell and Gabriel in 1995. “I knew the first time I worked on a track with Gabe that this was right. Making music with my brother was where I was supposed to be. The chemistry between all of us was so obvious and it was such a natural high whenever we’d get together.” reflects Gina. Approaching production from a collaborative standpoint, Soulstice often developed many of the sounds and ideas they used from the freestyle sessions they originally became known for. Soulstice continued to refine their sound with emotive song writing and detailed arrangements. From playing to a few hundred people at 111 Minna St to playing sold out shows at the 1200 capacity historic Fillmore Theatre, SF, Soulstice have come a long way in their musical journey. “We live and breathe our music, everything comes from us. The song is king, it’s all about the lyrics.” says Andy. “Like a lyrical journal, I lay out my experiences and melodies to connect to the present in our music. I get the feeling that the whole band’s lyrical ability to be so honest about the struggle of growing into adulthood really brings the listener in.” describes Gina. Stay tuned for their new album ‘In the Light’ coming on May 17th on Om Records.
One of the best rated WMC parties has set its line-up and has proclaimed their support for the 26 year old conference. In a press release they stated “Afternoon Delight will be during the Winter Music Conference, as we have been for 6 straight award-winning, popsicle licking, sunsoaked years.” Past lineups have included Roy Davis Jr., Ron Carol, Andy Caldwell, Jask, and the Groove Junkies. From personal experience and many testimonials Afternoon Delight is one of the best WMC parties hands down.
Friday, March 11th | WMC 2011 @ The Beach Plaza Gardens
AFTERNOON DELIGHT Miami
6 Years Strong!
Presented by: AUBURN EVENTS, DAE DEEP, D24K, BASIC NYC
“The 5 Best Miami Daytime Parties” (MIXMAG 2008)
“Best of the Best WMC 2009″ (GOING.com 2009)
AARON DAE & DIRTY
SLEEPY & BOO
NYC Deep once again invades south beach for the start of the Winter Music Conference. We will be banging away with TWO FLOORS of music and plenty of room for dancing. A banging sound system and a top notch lineup of the very best names in House Music will ensure that you will be dancing your ass off.. ohh and its free
DJ Justice (NYC Deep, Deephousemix.com)
Carlos Mena – (Ocha, Yoruba Dance Sessions)
Victor Simonelli – (King Street / Stellar)
Ray Vazquez – (Just Us Productions, Coney Island Brooklyn)
Julius “The Mad Thinker” (Mi Casa, 3 Degrees Global)
Antonello Coghe (NuLu Music, Vega Records)
DJ Bruno (NYC Deep, Utopiabostonradio)
Sal Negro (Power of Love / Mezzo Recordings)
FREE BEFORE 12PM w/ RSVP – [email protected]
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1342 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL
It’s January, and it’s only a matter of weeks until it’s time for MIAMI. In 2011, Basic NYC and Sleepy & Boo are returning to the Beach Plaza Hotel for two rounds of parties and music. Whether you’re coming down for the official Winter Music Conference (March 8th to 12th), or coming to town for “Ultra weekend” (March 24th through 27th), they’ll be bringing that killer Basic NYC Miami vibe back to hotel’s tropical gardens, with some of the best DJs from across the music spectrum playing outdoor, daytime sets. If you haven’t been a part of the Beach Plaza experience yet, don’t miss out this year. There’s no better place to soak up all the Miami madness.
The first round of parties will be March 8th through March 12th during the Winter Music Conference. The second round will be March 24th through March 27th during the Ultra 2011 weekend. All the parties will feature Sleepy & Boo with loads of special guests.
Wednesday March 9th: Change of Pace with Fries & Bridges, Jason Hodges, Random Soul, 1200 Warriors + more.
Thursday March 10th: Do You Wanna Boogie? comes to the Beach Plaza with loads of disco, funk, boogie, house and more. DJ Spinna, Trus’me, Voyeurhythm and more TBA.
Friday, March 11th: Afternoon Delight returns for another amazing day of hands-in-the-air deep house with an international lineup of all-star DJs. RSVP for guest list here.
Saturday, March 12th: We’re teaming up with the APT Entertainment crew at the Beach Plaza for a daytime showcase featuring their outstanding lineup of house and downtempo all-stars.
The parties for “Ultra Week” will be announced soon.
A great tribal edged beat that just keeps rolling .. Martin Aquino hails from the east .. and you can hear those infulances in his beats .. Now firmly rooted in the San Francisco Scene expect to hear more from this talented producer ..
Martin Aquino is one half of The Corporate Scandals (a duo formed with Carlos Tino in 2008), Aquino branches out on his own for a pair of driving club tracks released on Joeski’s Aztec Tribalism label. The Stealth EP epitomizes Aquino’s New York-flavored house music sound with “Stealth,” a peak-time banger with a rolling bass line and hypnotic sampled vocal hook, and “Heavy Luggage,” a more tribal outing with techy stabs and a solid, deep groove. It’s a sterling effort that sounds right at home on Joeski’s label and establishes Martin Aquino as one to watch.
Out now on Beatport and Traxsouce:
San Francisco favorite Brian Salazar shares with us how he chooses his tracks and also his favorites for January 2011. “I choose my tracks from a spectator point of view, and not just as a dancer, DJ, or a musician. I want anyone from any musical background to walk into my set and be instantly submerged”. Dedicated to music as a whole from jazz, disco, soul, R&B, funk, reggae, old school, classical, and salsa, Brian Salazar has fine-tuned his ear to introduce a sound that is refreshing, intellectual, and catchy. Additionally, the background of being a dancer has elevated his stage presence and solidified his reputation as a crowd pleaser. “A dancer-turned-dj knows what to play to make people dance.”
1. Action / Yukihiro Fukutomi
2. Crazy (Zepherin Saint Vocal Mix) / Black Coffee feat. Thiwe
3. Naima (Soul Bossa Trio) / Stockholm cyclo
4. Perfectly (The Layabouts Vocal Mix) / The Layabouts
5. Going Down (Soulparlor remix) / Kay Suzuki
6. Give Me Your Trust (Mr. V Remi / The Layabouts Feat. Yvonne
7. Latin Note / St Germain
8. Little Brother (Mo’ Horizons Restyled) / Aromabar
9. Bless The Rhythm (DaSouL & Fabry Diglio Underground Mix) / Aphreme & Black Mamba
10. WOAH! / Dj Spen and The MuthaFunkaz
Get down, the second release from San Francisco’s Raoul Kahn sees Raoul expanding his repertoire of deep tracks. Featuring a funky synth bass line and vocal stabs, Get Down is worth Getting Down to! You can also find Raoul busy putting together his own mashups and remixes. Catch them live or listen online on his SoundCloud.
Electronic music now has it’s answer to beats by Dre, with headphones styled after Daft Punks appearance in Tron : Legacy. The stylish and specially lighted Daft Punk Edition TRON headphones by Monster, a leader in manufacturing and design of high-performance headphones and A/V accessories, are designed as the ultimate headphones for gaming, music and home cinema.
“To complement the futuristic TRON: LEGACY soundtrack created by Daft Punk required cutting-edge products that utilize the most innovative technology and high-end design,” said Chris Heatherly, vice president of toys and electronics, Disney Consumer Products. “We sought out true industry leaders to bring to life Daft Punk-inspired merchandise that will take the TRON: LEGACY experience to a whole new level for fans.”
The Daft Punk Edition TRON: LEGACY Headphones by Monster will sell for $349.95 and includes a special surround-sound mix of the Daft Punk-engineered Tron : Legacy soundtrack
Soul Luciani brings to house music a passion that is both deeply infused in the music, and at the same time, transcends it. He recognizes that a good sound is the foundation of a good party, and that a carefully crafted mix that elicits and magnifies the dancers’ emotions in a carefully choreographed sequence will build that party to a crescendo, creating an unforgettable experience that people will want to return to again and again. At the same time, Soul sees house music as a crucial thread in the tapestry of life. It is, to him, a way of life – a philosophy that uplifts, breaks barriers, draws strength from diversity and teaches its listeners that we are all drawn together by the common rhythms of life.
Soul currently settled in Oakland, California, a city rich in diversity that in many respects mirrors Soul’s own life experience. His current venture, This Must Be The Place, draws upon both his global travels and his inner journey to bring to The Bay a musical and cultural experience unlike any seen here before.
This Must Be The Place
was created with the constitution to continue a long tradition of preserving and forwarding the underground dance music culture no matter how much resistance is met along the way.
Top 10 January 2011 : Soul Luciani
1. Culoe De Song – Webaba
2. Jeff Mills – Something in the sky 6
3. Basement Jaxx – The Need
4. Joe Clausell – you don’t know what love is
5. P. Scott – On this vibe
6. Wesly Alexander – falling for you
7. Shaun Escoffery – Space rider
8. Level 42 – lessons in love
9. Omar s – columns
10. Luke Hess – transparent hights
It’s that time of year again, when electronic music lovers all over the world start to plan out their trip to the beautiful, exotic city of Miami. The location is perfect, just like key be to lock. The rush of the sound mimics that of the hypnotic waves the ocean brings, not to mention the feeling of paradise those palm trees give. It’s the perfect combination; fresh beats, hot heat, cocktails to cool you down, all surrounded by the energy that just ties everyone together. We all live for the music, so why not revel in a week of celebration with each other?
Kinda hard to resist, right?
That’s why this will be, not 1, not 2, but my 8th year going! I know - I can never get enough. Being that I’ve gone so often, there are some tips I’d like to share with those of you going for the first time. If you’ve gone before, still stay tuned as you may gain from these tips as well.
Tip #1 – Plan ASAP: This isn’t like your normal, “I’ll do whatever & arrive fashionably late for the party!” Not even close. The sooner you start planning (I recommend when dates are released, usually Oct.) the more carefree you’ll be for this ultra fun week. That includes rounding up your people, deciding who’s truly down to live it up and scoping out places to stay. In my experience, if you have a larger group, staying in a condo or house for the week is best and way more affordable! South beach hotels love to jack up the prices, as they know this week is where they make the most money.
Tip #2 – Booze & Grub: On the real, this is where most your money goes, if you’re not smart about it. There are plenty of liquor stores around, so peep those out & make yourself some drinks before you head out. It’s like Vegas, you can pretty much walk & drink everywhere, so make the most of your pennies, because drinks inside some venues can be well over $15 a piece! WetWillies, off 8th & Ocean St., is one of my favorite spots; just two Superman special mixed smoothies and you are set to go! Swing by on your way to a party. As for food, they will entice you every step you take on Ocean Dr., so beware. One nice night for dinner is fine, but in Miami, they’ll tack on mad gratuity no matter how small your party. Fill your room with snacks & stay hydrated!
Tip #3 – Packing Smart: When you think of Miami, you think glitz & glam .. but not for the conference. You want to be comfortable! Bring lots of loose clothing that will be easy to toss off if you get too hot. The humidity & winds there are no joke. Expect the unexpected. Pack shoes you can walk in, because to get cabs in south beach aren’t as easy as you would think; it’s better to walk. Sunscreen, band-aids & Tylenol are just a few items you should bring with you, as well.
Tip #4 – Parties: The great thing about the conference is that WMC provides “The List” which is like your bible all week! Parties will be added daily as it gets closer to the week of. A nice feature is that on that site you can save lists of parties that you’re interested in attending and just print out those parties to keep handy in your hotel room. Some parties, especially the day ones, actually have free guest lists, if you sign up early. Look out for them and print out the email confirmations they send you as proof. Get a folder, be organized ahead of time, because I guarantee once you are there, you’ll lose your mind!
Following these tips and having an open-minded, carefree group surrounding you, you are bound to have the time of your life! You’ll leave WMC with new friends, new beats & inspiration to carry you to through the rest of the year. It’s a memorable experience and let me just tell you, that every year I go, it’s completely different. Like I said, expect the unexpected and feed off the vibrant energy the people give!
See you all out there!
Peace & Love,
He’s been around the NY dance scene for 15 yrs ,and from day one has continued to attract huge attention from the world with his unique ways of promoting,which is exactly why he has achieved and known as ROBBI 5 TIME AWARD WINNING BEST PROMTER .
ROBBI the PROMOTER : Best of 2010
1. DJ Roland Clark ft. Q – Outside In The Rain (Rc Cloud 9 Deep Mix) : Delete Records
2. Terry Hunter Presents KJ Rose – Face Your Fears (Terry Hunter’s Club Mix) : Ts Box
3. Soul Element Ft. Peven Everett & Maurice Joshua – Groove Thang (Main Mix) : House 4 Life
4. Jaime Woods – Weak (Maurice Joshua Main Mix) : Mourice Joshua Digital
5. Reelsoul – Spend My Life (Original Mix) : Sole Music
6. Lem Springsteen – New Beginning (Main mix) : Restless Soul
7. Khanya Balani feat. Khanyisa: Again (Original Mix) : Soul Sun Soul
8. Louie Vega & Boddhi Satva ft. Vivian K – Life Is A Lesson (Roots Instrumental) : Vega
9. Hosanna Littlebird – Times Of Change (Temple Movement Club Mix) : Jellybean
10. Timmy Regisford ft. Lynn Lockamy – At The Club (Timmy Regisford & Adam Rios Remix) : Tribe
A Bay Area native and national, rising taste-maker Julio Galvez, known by many as “the Whooligan,” is a dedicated lover and student of music spanning all genres, cultures, languages, philosophies and countries from around the world. At a young age, the Whooligan is already a trusted source for providing insight and ground breaking music to numerous parties, venues, labels and his surrounding communities.
THE WHOOLIGAN : Best of 2010
1. Crazy P – Never Gonna Reach Me (Hot Toddy Mix) – NeedWant
2. Erdbeerschnitzel – I Wonder (Original Mix) – Mirau
3. Soul Clap – Dreams of Tomorrow – Wolf + Lamb Recordings
4. Georg Levin – Late Discovery (Kaytronic Vocal Mix) – BBE
5. Omar – Lay It Down – (Andre Lodemann Remix) – Peppermint Jam
6. GarcyNoise – Good For Me – Loudeast Records
7. Sean Roman – What To Do – Palms Out Sounds
8. Bopstar – Nine Feat Zara Mcfarlane (Ctrl-Alt Vox) – Copyright Control
9. Tortured Soul – Did You Miss Me (MdCL Remix) – TSTC Records
10. Every 2010 release on Om Records & Smoke N´Mirrors