ULTRA AUSTRALIA LOCKS AXWELL Λ INGROSSO, AFROJACK, WILL SPARKS AND MORE

Ultra Australia has locked Axwell Λ Ingrosso and Afrojack as the debut event’s headliners. The one-day Road to Ultra event occurs 24th February at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

KSHMR, fresh off his Indian tour, has been announced as part of the line-up. Carnage, Andrew Rayel, Moe, Tigerlily B2B Mashd N Kutcher, Timmy Trumpet, and Will Sparks complete the bill.

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ARTWORK IS THE FIRST XOYO RESIDENT OF 2018

Artwork has been tapped as the first XOYO resident of 2018. His three-month residency, dubbed ’13 Works of Art’, runs 5th January through 30th March 2018.

“I never thought I’d actually get to do this… Actually, it was the plan all along,” shares Artwork of the opportunity.
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DENON’S NEW GENERATION OF DJ PLAYERS NOW SUPPORT REKORDBOX

Denon’s much-lauded next generation of DJ media players have added rekordbox support top their long list of features. The twice DJ Mag Tech award winners, v1.0.3 of the Denon SC5000 Prime “automatically and elegantly” converts hot-cues, playlists and saved loops from either the rekordbox software or anything saved on-the-fly during a set.

It’s a big step for Denon whose new players have been widely praised, but were surely dismissed by those who’d invested significant time and effort in ‘rekordboxing’. It’s unclear whether Denon’s parent company InMusic licensed the technology or if it’s a custom ‘hack’ but either way, it’s an interesting move from the first challenger to Pioneer’s crown in over a decade.

The update is available now and the SC5000 Prime is priced at $1,899.

NEW YORK CITY TO REPEAL CONTROVERSIAL ‘NO DANCING LAW’

New York City will be repealing its Cabaret Law (famously known as the ‘No Dancing Law’) as early as Tuesday October 31st. A bill to end the 91-year-old law is being presented by Brooklyn councilman Rafael Espinal.

The law passed in New York in 1926 and made it illegal to host “musical entertainment, singing, dancing or other form of amusement” without a license. Similar laws were enacted across the United States during the Prohibition-era (1920-1933) to control speakeasies and social dancing.
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‘AMPLIFY HER’ DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASES THE VOICES OF 7 UP-AND-COMING FEMALE PRODUCERS

 

Amplify Her explores the stories of seven up-and-coming producers in electronic music — and it’s a true must-see for anyone passionate about females coming into power roles in the industry!

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Focus On: Open Format DJs

O pen format DJs for those that don’t know the term, are DJs who will play a variety of genres. They often get pigeon-holed as “for hire DJs” or “wedding DJs”, but this could not be further from the truth. Big City nightclubs are often opting to hire open format spinners as the modern music charts are awash with different genres. EDM and Hip Hop are the 2 genres undoubtedly dominating at the moment, with current mainstream music often being a derivative of the two. We are about to list what an open format DJ needs in his crates to be the best in town!

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Record Pool Vs Illegal Downloads

W here you get your music from is about the most important decision you can make as a professional DJ. In 2016, there are more options open to you than ever; iTunes, Amazon, Google, Pirate Bay, Record Pool ? Not only should you weigh up what can give you the best content, but also what is the most cost effective. As a DJ, you are the business, and the standard profit and losses still apply.  Read more

Female DJs – Taking Over The Game!

F or years female DJs were glamour models pretending to DJ, blowing kissing at the cameras, and being ridiculed by the male-dominated industry. This is simply no longer the case; female DJs are now headlining festivals, on major radio slots, and producing some serious EDM heat! Read more

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