Taking place at the recently completed Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, Sensation USA marks the Dutch festival’s first wandering onto the fertile grounds of America, collecting a host of globes more prestigious artists at the freshly opened New York venue. Led by Dutch festival regular Fedde Le Grand, hometown DJ Dennis Ferrer, Joris Voorn and Nic Fanciulli join in alongside Sensation resident opener Mr. White for yet another fine instalment of their white themed clubbing extravaganza.
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Italo Bros respectively born in 1989 in Calabria (italy), deejays "eclectic" music evolving. The duo does not like to categorize music in Calabria, house music offering, techouse, deep, in various shades in every "set", are also distinguished by their charisma, their inventiveness and their engaging way to stand behind the console . Their strength, their charge, their determination is the result of their passion, giving the right and courage to dare to be experimental, but above all to be different.
Remix ~ The Fugees - Ready Or Not [ ItaloBros Remix]
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Dalen & Moreno feat. Beate - Heartbreaker
Norwegian producers Lars Van Dalen and Mike Moreno is back on HFC Recordings with a brand new collaboration as Dalen & Moreno featuring the vocals of Beate.
Funky grooves, live sax, slamming piano and some great vocals sums it all up!
Official release date is October 15th.
- TOTAL KOMMAND
Four decks of software control, a four-channel mixer and total command over all effects: Meet 4TRAK, the ultimate controller for TRAKTOR DJ software. 4TRAK lays out a vast assembly of tactile controls in front of you, putting a playground of capability at your fingertips. Mix anything: 4TRAK's built-in four-channel mixer allows you to bring turntables, microphones, MP3 players and more into the mix. Tweak everything: High-resolution platters, exclusive Strip Search needle-drop technology and an expansive 12-knob FX KOMMAND CONSOLE give you more precise control over TRAKTOR than ever before.
- 4 DECKS OF KONTROL
At the heart of 4TRAK is a premium-quality fully independent four-channel mixer that can be used with or without a computer, making 4TRAK one of the most versatile TRAKTOR controllers in the world. 4TRAK has a full range of input and outputs for connecting virtually any device: RCA inputs on each channel and four line-level inputs with two switchable to phono and two switchable to mic. Connect almost any external music source like turntables, CD players and microphones, and mix them in seamlessly with tracks from your software.
- THE FX KOMMAND CONSOLE
4TRAK offers unparalleled control over your effects and filters. With the FX KOMMAND CONSOLE, you have top-level access to effect and filter parameters, giving you incredible performance capabilities. Layer effects, adjust filters, and mix and match both of them in ways that were previously impossible.
4TRAK's FX KOMMAND CONSOLE gives you two decks of effects controls, FX1 and FX2, plus four detented filter knobs for each of 4TRAK's four channels. Both the FX1 and FX2 decks give you three controls that can be assigned to the effects of your choice. Each FX deck also features time division controls, allowing you to match your effects to a track's BPM instantly, and giving you continuous control over an effect's pacing.
- BUILT-IN FOUR-CHANNEL MIXER
Each of 4TRAK’s channels has an input selector, so you can instantly transition between controlling TRAKTOR's four decks and your external sources. Connect two CD players, two turntables, two mics—the combinations are endless. Grab tracks or loops from your music library one moment, then your turntable, iPod, or a mic the next. 4TRAK makes it possible to take music from virtually any source and bring it into your mix.
4TRAK is a complete DJ controller, able to handle everything you’ve got, empowering you to perform at your highest level.
- ADVANCED STRIP SEARCH TECHNOLOGY
4TRAK includes the groundbreaking Numark innovation known as Strip Search. Originally introduced with NS7, this incredible virtual-needle-drop technology allows you to locate any point on a track by using an advanced touch strip on each deck. LED track indicators above each strip provide real-time visual feedback about the tracks position.
- COMPLETE KONTROL
4TRAK's platters feature 3600 ticks of resolution per rotation along with automatically adjusting platter sensitivity, giving you high definition turntable control. With ultra-precise, high-resolution 14-bit MIDI, 4TRAK removes the line between hardware and software, giving you incredibly tight response. Bi-colored LEDs also surround each platter, providing both an indication of the Deck in control and also a Deck’s playback status. Effects can be instantly accessed by channel.
The simple and intuitive design of 4TRAK includes favorites like mouseless library navigation, Master Tempo, complete Pitch Control, manual and instant Looping and Hot Cues. You'll get direct access to beat grid controls and beat skip, allowing you to juggle a track inline with the beat so that it never loses sync. 4TRAKS built-in professional 24-bit audio interface guarantees pristine audio quality from your computer.
- TRAKTOR SOFTWARE INCLUDED
Start mixing and unleashing powerful effects right away with the included TRAKTOR 2 4TRAK Edition software. TRAKTOR 4TRAK Edition brings you a world-renowned, rock-solid four-deck DJ program with an intuitive interface featuring TruWave colored waveforms for a visually rich experience of your music. With TRAKTOR 2 4TRAK Edition, you'll get a mixing experience guaranteed to be intuitive, creative and addictive. From Numark, the leader in professional DJ technology:
With legendary Skunk Anansie singer Skin taking control of the vocal line, and the undisputable touch of label boss Erick Morillo and regular partner in crime Eddie Thoneick on production duty, Subliminal’s springtime big hitter ‘If This Ain’t Love’ receives its official release – rather appropriately – on Valentine’s Day.
A heady combination of dance floor dynamite and raunchy, sex infused rock, the track continues the winning pairing of Morillo and Thoneick, whose previous collaborations ‘Live Your Life’ and ‘Stronger’ dominated global airwaves and taste-maker charts across 2010 and 2011.
From the outset, ‘If This Ain’t Love’ is in a class of its own. The unmistakable voice of Skin provides an almost ethereal, euphoric dynamic against Morillo and Thoneick’s pumping house set-up. Soaring across thundering guitar riffs and uplifting piano chords, the singer’s emotive performance lifts the track higher and higher as the beats caress the bass lines underneath her.
The Sympho Nympho mix puts a more prominent dance edge on the track, with Erick, Harry Romero and Jose Nunez flexing their more-than-considerable musical muscles, perfecting the original with enough energy to rock the biggest rooms, stadiums and festivals on the planet.
The video is set in a futuristic world, with dazzling visuals; ever-iconic Skin is bought to life by the power of music under the watchful eyes of computerized masters Morillo and Thoneick.
Erick Morillo & Eddie Thoneick ft. Skin – ‘If This Ain’t Love’ is released on February 14th 2012 on Subliminal Records worldwide.
The results are in! From September to December last year, you voted in your tens of thousands to decide who was the greatest dance act of all time. The poll was embraced by fans from Birmingham to Buenos Aires – acts campaigned fiercely, heated debate ensued and all of our expectations were exceeded by your response to the poll.
And now the wait is over. Below is a list of your top twenty greatest dance acts of all time, including the all important winner.
In a closely run battle, we can now reveal that The Prodigy have emerged victorious, pipping robotic legends, Daft Punk, into second place by a very tight margin.
Keith Flint of The Prodigy commented: “To walk off a stage and feel like we smashed it – that’s the reward for us, to see the crowd react and know we’ve done what we’ve come to do. But something like this is truly voted for by the people – and essentially we are nothing without them, so it feels awesome and really respectful.”
1. The Prodigy
2. Daft Punk
3. The Chemical Brothers
8. Fatboy Slim
14. Depeche Mode
16. Basement Jaxx
17. Groove Armada
18. The Shamen
19. Above & Beyond
20. The KLF
It's another clash of the titans when Umek and Stefano Noferini team up once again, this time for the monstrous "Goes On". There is nothing subtle about the track or its engulfing sub bass, its sharb stabs or its addictive vocal sample. The boys have gone straight for the jugular on this one, leaning heavily towards the Techno part of the spectrum.
Employing the intense groove and thrilling arrangement that both of these seasoned producers are known for, we are treated to a galloping ride with the leaders of the scene at the wheel.
Alexander Lager and Johannes Gustafsson, two childhood friends hailing from Varberg, Sweden have been producing tracks together since early 2006. In 2011, they began producing tracks for a project called “Qulinez”, and sent a demo straight to Steve Angello at Size Records, who took an immediate and avid interest in the talented young producers. In their up and coming release “Troll,” the Swedish duo mix a contagious melodious build up into a typical Swedish House rhythm followed by a dirty Dutch bass drop. Played by Alesso, Cazzette, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello, and the whole Swedish House Mafia following their monumental show at Madison Square Garden, Johannes, 26, and Alex, 24, who both grew up playing piano, drums, and piano use their knowledge and passion to create a infectious diversity of sounds in their tracks. Currently, the two Swedes have four unreleased, original productions under their belt, and continue to create tracks, remixes, and edits using FL Studio in their modest, in-house studio. Their highly anticipated track, “Troll” has garnered much attention, not only from Steve Angello, himself, but from electronic fans all over the world. Alex and Johannes, who describe their music as Electro House, are destined and equipped to tear up festivals and dance floors in 2012 with their colossal energy and distinguished sounds.
Release date: 10th February on Size Recods
Mark Knight jetted into Sofia on christmas, to put in a pumping set at the massive Arena Armeec venue where YALTA club hosted their Solar Christmas party. Get ready for the tunes of Mr. Toolroom Records himself and the voice of MC Gee!
First dance party ever in the new Arena Armeec venue in Sofia (Bulgaria), hosted by YALTA Club at a special edition of Solar Christmas.
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More Pictures from this party - SOLAR CHRISTMAS 2011 - YALTA CLUB Sofia - MARK KNIGHT, D. RAMIREZ
01. Florence And The Machine - You've Got The Love (Mark Knight Remix)
02. Fedde Le Grand & Nicky Romero - Freaky
03. M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Booka Shade - Body Language w/ Deniz Koyu - Tung!
04. Cirez D vs. Diddy Dirt Money & Dirty South - Coming Off (Marco Machiavelli Mashup)
05. Mark Knight & Wolfgang Gartner - Conscindo w/ Mark Knight & Koen Groeneveld - Put Your Hands Up (Acappella)
06. DJ Tonio - Get The Funk (Olivier Giacomotto Remix)
07. Stefano Noferini - Back
08. Stefano Noferini vs. Miguel Campbell - Something Special Fact (Pete Griffiths Booty)
09. Radio Slave - Grindhouse (Nic Fanciulli Remix)
10. @31min ID - ID
11. @37min ID - ID
12. @40min ID - ID
13. @44min ID - ID [w/ Mark Knight Is In The House Acappella]
14. Avicii - Levels (Tocadisco Facebook 80000 Bootleg)
15. @52min ID - ID
16. D-Unity & Dirty South & Sander Van Doorn & Faithless - Let It Go Insomnia (Swedish House Mafia Bootleg)
17. Michael Woods - White Sky
18. @66min ID - ID
19. Stefano Noferini - Go Home
20. Hector Couto - Arabe (Milton Channels Remix)
21. Wolfgang Gartner & Francis Preve Vs. La Roux - Yin For The Kill (Dave Spoon Bootleg)
22. Mark Knight & D.Ramirez vs. Underworld - Downpipe
23. Louie Vega & Jay 'Sinister' Sealee feat. Julie McKnight - Diamond Life (Fedde Le Grand Bootleg)
24. Mark Knight & Manuel De La Mare - Snapshot
25. Michael Woods - Bullet
26. Faithless feat. Cass Fox - Music Matters (Mark Knight Remix)
27. Mr. Fingers - Can You Feel It? (Acappella)
28. Trent Cantrelle - I Want A Freak
29. @120min ID - ID w/ Eddie Amador - Rise (Acappella)
30. @124min ID - ID
31. D.Ramirez - Jump It Up
32. @133min ID - ID
33. Flippers - Aroma
34.@142min ID - ID w/ Paul Ritch - Common Sense (Acappella)
35. Federico Scavo - You Know w/ Eddie Amador - House Music (Acappella)
36. Grant Nalder - Los Ninos Del Sol w/ Junior Jack - E Samba (Acappella)
37. @153min ID - ID w/ Basement Jaxx - Where's Your Head At (Acappella)
38. Stefano Noferini - Fucking House Musik
39. @164min ID - ID
40. Stefano Noferini - Bibong w/ ID - ID
41. Gary Beck - Hands In Mine
42. Jose Nunez & Antranig - Are You Ready
43. @179min ID - ID w/ Who Da Funk feat. Jessica Eve - Shiny Disco Balls (Acappella)
44. @184min ID - ID
45. @188min ID - ID w/ ID - ID
46. Leftfield - Phat Planet (Mark Knight & Funkagenda Remix)
47. Mark Knight & D.Ramirez - Colombian Soul
48. Funkerman feat. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Otherside 2010
49. Dimitry Vegas & Like Mike & Tommy Trash vs. Deadmau5 & Wolfgang Gartner vs. Daft Punk - Deeper Animal (Tristan Garner Bootleg)
50. Nicole Moudaber - L'amour Tropique w/ John Acquaviva & Alex D'Elia & Nihil Young feat. Dan Diamond - Good Music (Acappella)
51. D-Unity - Shake It (D-Unity 2011 Re-touch)
52. Mark Knight & Funkagenda - Man With The Red Face w/ Jack's House - Let There Be House (Acappella)
53. Tiesto & Mark Knight feat. Dino - Beautiful World (Club Mix)
A scene from House Music Movie
The nightlife photographer and master of the BounceFM.com blog nears completion of his documentary on the soulful-house scene.
Before you started on this film, you had spent years documenting the New York house scene as a photographer. When did you begin to do that?
Passively I began in the mid-’90s. In that era, cameras were pretty much verboten in the clubs; I was just sneaking a camera in and doing what I could. But about 1999, I began to actively document the scene. There was a house-music radio show on WNYU on Monday nights called The Candy Store. And they’d have guests every week—people like Little Louie Vega, Jerome Sydenham, Kerri Chandler and Jocelyn Brown—and they would deejay or sing live on the air. I would come every week, or as much as I could, and just photograph who was there and what went down. That evolved into becoming Louie Vega’s photographer, which I did for a couple of years. From there I just started doing my own thing more and more.
And in the process you became the one of the city’s go-to photographers for the soulful-house scene. But what drew you to documenting that world, rather than simply enjoying it as a fan?
I just love the music, I love the energy, and I love the imagery, and I wanted to capture that and convey it to people who hadn’t experiencedit. I also thought that the deep- and soulful-house scene was somewhat underrepresented. When I started doing this, there were tons of dance-music magazines, and they would cover the soulful scene a little bit, like if Louie Vega played in some big club or whatever. But I didn’t feel like anybody was covering our scene in any great depth. And I wanted to counter the coverage of the scene that did exist in those magazines, which were focusing on things like what drugs people are using this summer. I think it was Muzik magazine that did a story on Armand Van Helden, when he had that year of hit after hit. The whole piece was how he’s doing push-ups, how he’s so fit, and look at his Puerto Rican girlfriend with beautiful curves. All of which is well and good—but I’m thinking, What does that have to do with the music? What was the crowd like? What is the energy like? I was more interested in that end of things.
It’s a big step from going to clubs and taking photos to doing a full-blown documentary on the scene. What was the impetus behind that step?
I felt as though no one had really done an accurate representation of our soulful-house scene, and done it with respect. And I wanted to do that; I wanted to capture its joy, its passion, its music, its energy and its vibe. It basically comes from a desire to cover people who really care about music and dancing. Who are they, what makes them tick, what does the music do to them, how does the music make them feel? Those are the questions I wanted to answer.
This scene is somewhat New York–centric—but you’ve actually done a lot of traveling to get footage, right?
I’ve been all over the world: L.A. and Miami, Ibiza, London—which has a really strong soulful-house scene—and Holland and Germany, just to get a taste of their perspectives on the scene.
Are you focusing more on the DJs’ point of view, or the dancers’ point of view?
Actually, I’m doing a 360-degree perspective. I feel like a lot of the stuff I’ve already seenfocuses heavily on the DJ. But the DJ is only one piece of it; without a receptive crowd, it doesn’t really work. I’m really trying to cover all aspects: the DJs, the dancers, the promoters, the bartenders…everyone. A successful party is like a soup—there are all these elements, and when they come together, it’s amazing. Individually it might be a little tasteless, but you add some spice, some onions, lemon-pepper butter, then get somebody who’s really good at grilling it—and all of a sudden, you’ve got a great meal.
And now I’m hungry! Whom have you interviewed for the project?
A lot of people. I’ve talked to people like Tony Humphries, who has influenced my love for the scene more than anyone, and David Morales, and vocalists like Joi Cardwell and Barbara Tucker. But then, I’ll also talk to the bartenders and the promoters.
What stage are you at in production?
The principal photography is all done, and now we’re in postproduction.
That’s like for when someone in the movie makes references to clubs back in the day, like Paradise Garage or Studio 54 or whatever. I obviously didn’t shoot footage at those places, so to get footage to supplement what someone is talking about, we need to go out and acquire it. We’ve located some archival-footage houses which have great footage—but as I’ve learned, it’s really expensive. We’re trying to raise $115,000, which will give me 15 to 20 minutes of footage, and fund the completion of the final edit.
And to aid in the fund-raising effort, you’re auctioning off the naming rights to the film?
Exactly. We’re trying to be creative. With the RocketHub campaign, we’re giving rewards for different contribution levels; a dollar makes you feel good, but a different amount might get you one of my photographs. As far as naming rights go, for $25,000 we’ll allow a company or brand to acquire that—it could be Red Bull Presents House Music Movie, or Kia Soul Cars Present House Music Movie, or whatever.
To find out more about House Music Movie and learn how to support the documentary-in-progress, go to housemusicmovie.com.
Source: Time Out NY
House Music Movie – A Documentary
Documentary film: Still + Motion
Thank you for visiting our Rockethub campaign, we need your support!
Deeply committed to this project, 4 members of the team (Director, Editor, Co-Producer & Music Supervisor) have been contributing their time over the last two years to make this film happen. Having already wrapped shooting, we are now at a critical moment in post-production and editing. This fundraising drive will enable us to acquire archival footage in order to finish the film for a targeted 2012 festival premiere.
So if you love house music, or have ever been moved by music -- please read on for more about this project, and how you can help to bring this vision to life to share with the world.
With love, respect and sincere thanks,
House Music Movie (working title) is a feature length independent documentary film about house music, dance and global pop culture. DJ’s, producers, remixers, dancers and fans discuss their careers and celebrity in this behind-the-scenes look at the house music industry. Along with footage of house music in action, the film also captures candid conversations about house (also called electronic dance music) with authors, artists, club owners and cultural experts.
This current $115,000 goal will get us through the crucial phase of finishing a rough cut with archival footage. We have identified the archival footage we require to tell this story. We need approximately 15 to 18 minutes of this footage in order to tell the story accurately.
Any additional funding we receive over our $115,000 goal will go to additional post production expenses (Sound design, color correction, title and ending credit sequences), a robust film festival submission release and additional marketing for the film.
Join us on this journey.
With your continued contributions, we can reach the $115,000 mark and acquire the footage we need!
About RocketHub - Link
1. RocketHub is not an investment or charity, nor a selling marketplace. It is an exchange: community startup funds bartered for rewards from the steering team.
2. It's an All & More mechanism: if we don't reach our financial goal, we get to keep whatever was pledged. If we do reach it, we'll continue to raise as much as we can before the days are over.
Goal 1 | $115,000 | Acquire archival footage for completion of the rough cut.
I would be happy to answer and all questions from potential backers. Please email me at:
FluxCity TV recently got the chance to sit down with The #1 Club DJ in America, Markus Schulz, after his 8-hour set at The Avalon, Hollywood. Listen in as Markus talks about one of his favorite party destinations in the world, LOS ANGELES!
NORMAN DORAY USA TOUR
Sep 15 – Arkadia – Miami Beach, FL
Sep 16 – Voyeur – San Diego, CA
Sep 17 – Beta – Denver, CO
Sep 18 – XS Nightclub Las Vegas, NV
Sep 19 – Monday Social at Playhouse – Hollywood, CA
Norman Doray will touch down for a special tour of the USA this September. Coming straight off the back of a huge summer that saw the Frenchman tour the world’s best clubs and releasing grade A new productions, he will now venture to the states for a five date tour that will take in performances at Miami Beach, San Diego, Denver, Las Vegas and Hollywood.
After regular trips to Ibiza to rock Ushuaia, Erick Morillo’s Subliminal and Masqerade Motel with the Swedish House Mafia at Pacha, Norman joined forces with legendary US imprint Strictly Rhythm to unleash his latest single, ‘Kalifornia.’ Norman manages to seamlessly combine a retro feel with a big and brash attitude on the track, fusing a classic 80s disco vibe with the sound of today’s true underground house scene to perfect effect. Following the single, Norman will also unveil a brand new two disc compilation for Strictly, From Ibiza to Amsterdam. Now he will build on his success stateside with a tour that includes big, new clubs in vital American cities that are key players in the world’s most exciting clubbing scene right now. Get ready for Norman Doray!!
As Norman explains, “, I am so excited about my US tour, it’s the most exciting thing for me. I have done a lot of good gigs this summer but all of summer I’ve had this tour in my mind. I’m just so excited; I want to get out there and play. It’s completely different from what I’ve done, it’s a new big tour with big clubs and key clubs every time so it’s really important for me. Plus the US crowd is so crazy. I’m so, so excited!”
Gunslinger has somehow managed to infiltrate the world of regular atmospheric rock and roll, and turn it into a danceable bit of Electronica that never seems to lose its artistic touch.
Alternative Dance band Gunslinger has teamed up with fine art photographer Miss Aniela to make a video for their Epic track "Unbreakable".
A picture of a new Pioneer DJ Controller was posted on their facebook page. What do we know? Well nothing definitive, but we could assume that it would be a 'light' version of the recent released DDJ controllers. This way they would cover the bottom segment of the controller market perhaps. Looking at the Kontrol S2 announcement by Native Instruments last week, this assumption would make sense.
Here's a video teaser of this product:
The nominations for the annual BT Digital Music Awards have now been announced! The BT Digital Music Awards are back for another year, ready to take centre stage at Camden's legendary Roundhouse. On Thursday 29th September 2011 they'll be celebrating the great and good of the digital music scene, from the freshest talent to the websites and fans who support them.
The BT Digital Music Awards are dedicated to digital music entertainment, with industry professionals encouraged to nominate themselves in a whole host of categories. The BT Digital Music Awards, now in its eleventh year, will be held at the Roundhouse in Camden on Thursday 29 September 2011.
This year’s nominees are a showcase of internationally acclaimed UK artists and with 20 categories on the cards, competition is fiercer than ever, with the likes of Jessie J, Ellie Goulding and Adele not only fighting it out for Best Female Artist, they are also up against each other for Best Song.
Vote for your favourites across this year's impressive line up of artists, bands, websites and more. You can vote once a day and every vote will enter you into our amazing prize draw.
- Best Male Artist in association with the Daily Star Playlist
- Best Female Artist in association with Sugarscape
Best Group in association with Clickmusic
Chase & Status
- Best International Artist or Group in association with RWD
Black Eyed Peas
- Best Independent Artist or Group in association with I Like Music
- Best Newcomer in association with Last.fm
- Best Song in association with Gigwise
Adele - Make You Feel My Love
Adele - Rolling in the Deep
Adele - Someone Like You
Ellie Goulding - Your Song
Jessie J ft BOB - Price Tag
Taio Cruz - Dynamite
- Best Video in association with BT Vision
Adele - Rolling in the Deep
Jessie J ft BOB - Price Tag
JLS with Tinie Tempah - Eyes Wide Shut
Matt Cardle - When We Collide
The Wanted - All Time Low
Tinie Tempah with Eric Turner - Written in the Stars
- Best Place To Discover Music
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