Rdio and Shazam Bring Full Length Mobile Stream For iOS App

Jul 27, 2014
Rdio and Shazam Bring Full Length Mobile Stream For iOS App

People are checking into Shazam daily for their new music discovering needs. Rdio provides users with the opportunity to listen to over 20 million songs on their phone, the web and offline. The two have teamed up to provide a brand new full-length mobile stream feature for the everyday music lover. Read More »

5 Ways To Make Your First DJ Gig A Success

Jul 27, 2014
5 Ways To Make Your First DJ Gig A Success

Preparing for your first DJ gig can be a daunting task. You might be nervous and anxious or maybe you’re wondering what tracks you should play and how to prepare adequately. Worry no more, because I’m here to help you make your first DJ gig a success. I’ve outlined the 5 P’s which are crucial to preparing for your first DJ gig. If you follow these steps correctly your first DJ gig will undoubtedly be a success. Bust out your mixer, controller, laptop or whatever odds and ends you use to DJ and let’s get started. Read More »

Dancing Astronaut and WAVO Team Up For New Real Time User-Controlled EDM Charts

Jul 26, 2014
Dancing Astronaut and WAVO Team Up For New Real Time User-Controlled EDM Charts

Just like the Billboards, a music chart is only as great as it’s ability to measure tracks with accuracy and precision. Dancing Astronaut and WAVO are trying to bring both to the genre of EDM with brand new EDM charts that are controlled by users. Read More »

5 Trance DJs to Watch in 2014

Jul 26, 2014
5 Trance DJs to Watch in 2014

We live in an era in which everybody believes they can DJ. For some inexplicable reason people associate EDM production with the Staples ‘Easy Button’. This has caused EDM’s popularity to skyrocket, but it has also negatively flooded the market with talentless DJ’s, making it harder for talented musicians to be discovered. Personally, I am passionate about Trance and consider it to be the most beautiful and soulful genre from the overarching umbrella term that is EDM. Therefore, I want to make it easy for people to navigate through the genre by listing the 5 best (or what I consider to be the best) trance DJs to watch in 2014. Read More »

Public DJ Booths Take DJing To A Whole New Level

Jul 25, 2014
Public DJ Booths Take DJing To A Whole New Level

When you think of teens hanging out in a park, DJing probably isn’t the first thing you picture them doing. A company in the Netherlands is trying to change that by installing public DJ booths in parks throughout the country. These public DJ booths allow young people to DJ, well sort of, using music on their phone or mp3 player. If you thought the Dutch had a stranglehold on the industry now, just wait until a whole generation of kids raised on public DJ booths grow up! Read More »

How To Choose Great Opening DJ Songs For Your Set

Jul 25, 2014
How To Choose Great Opening DJ Songs For Your Set

There’s a lot that goes into planning a great DJ set. Some DJ’s like to plan out an entire playlist, some prefer to read the crowd and pick tracks as they go, but most DJ’s fall somewhere in the middle. No matter what your approach to planning may be, there’s one area you’ll always want to consider: opening DJ songs. Sometimes your opening song is your only chance to sell yourself to an audience, especially as an upcoming DJ who will be unfamiliar to a lot of the audience. Opening DJ songs are your chance to hook the crowd and give them a reason to get on the dance floor. Read More »

EDM Demographics – Case Study and Infograph Included

Jul 24, 2014
EDM Demographics – Case Study and Infograph Included

As the EDM industry becomes bigger, there’s more information emerging surrounding what the scene consists of exactly; from what fans eat to which festivals they like to go to most. This once unknown and hidden scene is now shining in the spotlight and more people are becoming interested in what it’s about. Information is coming out about the listeners of this popular genre through the form of an EDM Demographics sheet. Who are listeners of this new age music? We break down the list. Read More »

5 Essential DJ Tips and Tricks

Jul 24, 2014
5 Essential DJ Tips and Tricks

There’s no end to the amount of DJ tips and tricks on infinite DJ blogs and forums online. After years of DJing everything from house parties and weddings, to bars and larger clubs, I’ve received advice and pointers from many DJ’s and have also learnt a lot from my own mistakes. Here I am offering 5 Essential DJ tips and tricks that will keep you prepared for every gig. Read More »

How To DJ A Wedding – 5 Crucial Tricks To The Trade

Jul 23, 2014
How To DJ A Wedding – 5 Crucial Tricks To The Trade

So, you need to know how to DJ a wedding. Maybe you’ve DJ’ed before at a house party or nightclub, or maybe you’ve never DJ’ed before at all. Either way, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. With these 5 simple tips, you’ll be heating up wedding dance floors in no time at all. Long gone are the days of the wedding singer, long live the DJ’s! Read More »

How To Find Good DJ Music – Keeping Up With The Underground

Jul 23, 2014
How To Find Good DJ Music – Keeping Up With The Underground

With so many different DJ’s producing music at a rapid pace, it’s hard to find quality tracks on the internet.  There are many techniques to knowing how to find good DJ music, but the best way to curate sets specific to your taste, range from simply going to the right website to going out to local shows.  Most people don’t have all day to spend on the internet looking for new music, so here are some of my favorite ways for how to find good DJ music. Read More »

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