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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

selection of the 5 best DJ software packages

Rane Serato Scratch Live SL3

Serato were early leaders in the digital mixing revolution, and despite increasing competition they have maintained their formidable reputation. The combination of the SL3 hardware and the Serato Scratch Live DJ software allows you to connect up to three regular vinyl turntables, CD players and a mixer to their computer to mix and scratch audio files. It's sold as a complete package consisting of the SL3 audio interface, two control vinyls/CDs, four RCA cables, one USB cable, international power supply, Serato Scratch Live software and a carrying case.

The included control CDs and vinyl have Serato's control signal which Scratch Live uses to track and simulate the same movement within the software. Users coming from a vinyl background will have no difficulty adjusting to this system which, with the Serato timecode, is indistinguishable from playing on vinyl. 24bit/48kHz convertors, USB 2.0 connection and studio grade phono pre-amps ensure high sound quality and an auxiliary input/output lets you get creative by hooking up a sampler, live feed or recording a live mix. The solid build, upgraded audio and hot outputs make the SL3 a regular fixture on the professional DJ circuit, and ensures it justifies its premium price tag.

The Serato Scratch Live software is well laid out with a simple interface split into three main sections. You'll see two decks with waveforms, cue points and loops on the top, effects in the middle and below that the filebrowser. Scratch Live 2.1.1 also has support for the Pioneer CDJ-2000 & CDJ-900s "advanced HID mode" including library navigation, album art, overview display and highly responsive platter control. Support for The Bridge also means that you can play back your Ableton Live sets through Scratch Live and trigger clips from the Ableton Player as well as record your mixtapes as a multitrack Ableton file.


Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Pro
Allowing up to four deck mixing with vinyl and CD control, Traktor Scratch Pro is one of the most complete and feature packed solutions available for digital DJs. With 28 professional effects, automatic beat-gridding of tracks, advanced beat detection and Sync Lock, a comprehensive track management system, as well as support for multiple MIDI controllers, Traktor Scratch Pro certainly doesn't scrimp on features.

The high-end Audio 8 DJ interface is at the heart of the system. With a brushed aluminium casing and a slick black fascia, it certainly looks the part, but with 24 bit/96kHz and Cirrus Logic AD/DA converters, also sounds spot on. The rugged and weighty exterior of the interface and the two small handles which protrude from the front of the unit protect the knobs and buttons and safeguard your investment should it be dropped.

Connecting up is pretty simple thanks to Native Instruments' Multicore cables, which also mean less unsightly entangled cables and a rock-solid sound and performance. Installation of the software is not as effortless as some Digital Vinyl Systems (DVS), however once up and running, use of the Traktor Pro software itself is intuitive and uncomplicated. The layout is clean and uncluttered, the vinyl control is extremely responsive when mixing or scratching, the built-in effects sound fantastic, and the ability to record your mixes within the software is a godsend.

One minor gripe with Traktor would be that the waveform display is slightly small and being only one colour, it's not as easy as other DVS systems to spot breakdowns or changes in the track at a glance. That aside, Traktor Scratch Pro is one of the most serious contenders in the DVS rankings and certainly stands out from the crowd in a seemingly saturated market - no wonder it's the professional's choice.

Ableton Live Suite 8

Suite 8 is the flagship of Ableton's award winning Live Range, and as such is much more than a digital mixing tool. The four-DVD boxed set contains Live 8 itself, a core library of samples and presets, the full set of Ableton's software instruments, a collection of loops and samples from Cycling 74 and Zero-G, a library of Latin percussion instruments and samples, version 2 of the Essential Instruments Collection (EIC), and two DVDs dedicated to session drums. In total there's a possible 48GB, to install so it's worth making sure that you've got sufficient hard disk space.

The options for DJing give the user the ability to mix tracks of completely different genres and tempos seamlessly. Being able to mix an old disco track (originally played using live instruments with variable timing) seamlessly into a dubstep track with total accuracy is mind-blowing. Live sets can also be shared and synchronised with other Ableton users over the internet, via the dedicated file-browser pane.

The creative possibilities for on the fly remixing make Suite 8 unique in its class. You can re-sample in real time or overdub jam using Live's comprehensive range of VST instruments and sound libraries, allowing you to add improvised tracks to your DJ set, or to add edits of your favourite records to your live set.

It doesn't stop there though - Live 8 offers numerous hi-specification features such as powerful MIDI sequencing of software and hardware instruments, 32-bit/192 kHz multitrack recording, and effect racks for professional-grade mixing and mastering. Combine all this with Ableton's completely unique warping and real-time time-stretching capabilities, high grade synthesis generators, instrument and drum racks, and effectively you've got a both a digital DJ set-up and a complete studio in one.

M Audio Torq Conectiv Vinyl/CD Pack
After a 12 year run of gracing the pro audio market with high performance interfaces and controllers, M Audio have entered the digital DJ software space-race. It's a somewhat surprising entry, especially when you take in to account the recent technological advances made by the likes of Rane & Native Instruments alongside the increasing number of budget imitations. A quick look at the impressive list of features and specifications quickly reassures you that this system does not fit into the latter category.

Out of the box the Conectiv USB interface connects with two pairs of RCA stereo inputs and outputs. It contains a pre-amp for connecting to turntables, a 1/4" TRS microphone input and headphone out. The top panel boasts two large, firm knobs which allow you to seamlessly mix between the incoming analog audio from a turntable or CD player and the digital output of a connected Mac or PC. There are also line switches and a mic/monitor control room. Although the unit is made from plastic it doesn't feel too cheap.

Once installed, the software appears to be intuitively laid out, although the small function icons take a little while to get used to. Just like its counterparts, you can mix with control vinyl, CD or internally if you choose. Torq's browser will scan your computer's iTunes database and supports Apple Lossless files alongside the usual WAV, MP3, AIFF, WMA, AAC file formats. The waveform display is not to everyone's liking as it is split in half, making the peaks the only real point of reference. However its large size and zoom features make this manageable and the addition of a second, smaller full waveform on each deck make adding up to six cue points per track easy enough. There's an impressive amount of on-screen knobs and buttons which can be controlled by mouse, keyboard or MIDI controller. The centre-piece of these is the effects module, which aside from being bundled with ten basic effects will also load third party VST plug-ins. The tempo-synced sampler is a tasty feature which allows loaded samples to be manipulated on the fly and you can route the output of Torq to any ReWire-compatible host application (like Pro Tools M-Powered 7.3 or later) and share synchronization information between the programs. Some users may gripe about the fact that Torq only supports two decks overall, but somehow you get the sense that any more would over complicate this already feature packed little system.

MixVibes CROSS Pack
The Mixvibes Cross Pack can be safely filed in the 'lesser known DJ software' category, but is well worth investigating. It boasts an impressive audio interface, which comes with a 4-In/6-Out soundcard that allows you to use it with the included timecode CDs and records. Earlier scratch systems had teething problems - losing the loop - because of the timecode quality, prompting Mixvibes to invent the quote-unquote 'Ultimate Timecode CD'. Alternatively you can use Cross with your preferred MIDI controller.

Beneath the essential channel equalizers Cross lets you loop tracks in different steps from 16 to 1/8 bars. You can set locators that you can jump to, play the track in reverse mode or use the match and sync options. While using timecode media the smart anti-skip feature is very handy: if you are scratching and the needle bounces there is no interrupted sound in relative mode. Those who are looking for breakdowns can see the waveform of both tracks in the player and can zoom in or out to find a view that suits your needs.

There are several different ways to manage your media. The master media library allows you to add all your tracks and organise them by BPM, or you can use the media explorer if your tracks are stored in a clear structure on your computer. The iTunes integration allows you to import your whole iTunes library into Cross, playlists and all. If you mark a track in the collection, playlist or explorer you can see its cover and all information from the id3 tags.

Mixvibes deserve credit for implementing user feedback into new versions of Cross (in the upcoming update, for example, there will be three different effects voted by Mixvibes users). The popular Mixvibes forum is also a handy resource if you have trouble setting up your Cross Pack.

This information was supplied to me via E-mail from Juno records.

BMX Grand National are over.

What does that mean to a BMXer?  Well it normally means the end of the season, but to some it means only a few more races left to get some needed points.

With this being my first year in BMX,  I have met a lot of nice, wonderful and helpful people.  I am starting to figure out the different personality types of BMX parents.

1) The first type of parent are those that constantly scream at there kids to do this and do that.  I see the resentment and pain in the kids eyes.  Yet they do what they are told.  I am not sure how long this type of kid will last in BMX or any sport.  Growing up I always saw these types of kids being the first to drink, then start doing drug.  They felt they were never good enough.  I'm not sure if this type of parent is pushing there kid so they are the best or so they can brag that their kid is the best.

2) The second type of parent is kind of like the first one, but they also give lots of positive strokes.  If you don't pay attention and see the positive strokes you would think they are part of the first group.  I think that this type of parent will do whatever it takes to help their child to be a winner, but at the same time not let the child think all this comes free.  They need to work for their achievements.

3) The third type of parent are those that do the pushing and at the same time they treat their child like a friend.  Their the person with the money to take them anywhere they want to go.  I see this type a parent as being the same as a stage mom, someone living through their child's achievements.  I am guessing that they see it as bonding time.

4) The forth type are the ones that drop the kid at the track and pick them up when they are done.  They may go to the races, but they are not watching or cheering their child on.  When the race is done the child finds them, they don't go to meet them at the finish line.  I don't see many, but I have notice a few.

As for me I am kind of a special case, I could be a 2 or maybe even a 4.  My son is deaf and I could scream at him all I want and it would do no good.  If it were not for all the nice people I have met at the track I have no reason to leave and not be involved.  I take pictures that everyone seems to enjoy.  I even was asked to announce the races one Sunday (I don't envy the regular announcer at all).  I don't care if my son wins or looses, its that he is having fun.  I will point out things he is doing wrong and get advice from others more knowledgeable then myself, after all it is fun to win.  Next year I feel he will be ready to travel away from the home track and start meeting more people around the state and making new friends to talk to on Face Book.

If I had the money for bikes I would probably try it, but I am 50 and have had one heart attack already.  So I am not really sure I want to go there.

Now if any parent reads this that knows me and thinks I am talking about them personally, I am not.  This is strictly observations of the many people I have met this year, I also don't take shots at friends.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sunday's Fall Classic

If you missed it last Sundays, Fall Classic at Rum River Bmx it was a great time.  I really enjoyed snapping all the cool pic's and the special races.  I thought the fire department was going to show up for a fire, but it was the free Hamburgers and Hot dog's, they were cooking (they were really good while they lasted). 
One of the Special Races was the TOT's  races,  they were on little pit bikes, trikes and big wheels.  All the kids were great and I swear some of those trophies were bigger then the winners.  Another Special race was the Father's Race, I actually participated in this one, a few of the other guys kind of pushed me into it.  I had the greatest time ever, even though I thought I was going to die.  I am so out of shape it's terrible, by the way I know round is a shape.  I do want to thank Streeter and Ken for getting me to do it.  I know they want me to start racing so they will have someone new to beat, I could maybe be cool with being the next SodBuster Kenny Jay of BMX.

Dr. Taylor
PLUR and Ride till ya Die.

NEW!!!!!

I am pleased to announce that I now have BMX supplies here from JensonUSA.  They have some really good prices.  If I would have had the money I could hve had a nice pro XL bike for 56% off.  You have to check them out.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Rum River BMX Fall classis

Come one come all to the Rum River BMX Fall Classic. 
The fall classic is fun for every one. 

Registration will be from 1-2pm with racing to follow.
Free hotdogs and hamburger while supplies last.
Tots race, Parents Races, Pitbike Races
and more!!!!

 
This is going to be totaly crazy you need to come out and see.
 
Time Sunday, September 26 · 1:00pm - 2:00pm 
for registration with racing to follow. 

Location Rum River BMX in Isanti MN

Monday, September 20, 2010

Freaks Culture Records

Burst' has been on a great run of form in recent Months and drops an absolute pearler here on Freaks Culture Records!  'Across The Horse' is a deep and dark peak-time tech bomb, with an infectious and rocking groove, I really like it.
https://www.beatport.com/en-US/html/content/release/detail/279107/across_the_horse#

It's Been a Busy Summer

Well with all the shows I have been doing and my son and nephew keeping me busy with BMX I had not had time to post.  But that will be changing.  Not only will I have Music, but I will now be promoting Rum River BMX.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Cosmic Gate, one of the most well known electronic music groups of all time

Cosmic Gate, one of the most well known electronic music groups of all time, have announced plans tour North America.
The duo, consisting of Nic Chagall and Bossi, will embark on their largest tour of the US and Canada to date. With their massive successes this year coupled with their remix of the main title theme from AVATAR - (James Horner I See You) Cosmic Gates star power and presence is on the rise.
What may look like an overnight success to some, is in fact the culmination of years of hard work and devotion to dance music. Following a chance meeting at a label office in Cologne in late 1998, the pair collaborated for the first time. Its a production partnership that has become one of the dance worlds most successful and memorable. Collaborations and remixes for EDM peers such as: Tisto, Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Above & Beyonds OceanLab project, Paul Van Dyk, Deadmau5, Rank 1, John OCallaghan and Blank & Jones have further exposed Cosmic Gates vast musical talents and definitive sound to millions worldwide.

Add to this a touring calendar with over 100 dates per year, and is clear that this in demand duo is going all the way.
With their fourth studio album still charting (released in 2009, the essential Sign of the Times) and their ongoing compilation mix series Back2Back (released through Black Hole this past March) its easy to see and hear why Cosmic Gate are one of the most influential, respected and sought after acts in electronic music today.

COSMIC GATE ON TOUR
June
3- Upstairs Cabaret- Victoria, Canada
4- Event Center- Edmonton, Canada
5- Decor @ Musicbox- Los Angeles

July
2- Voyeur- San Diego
3- Lizard Lounge- Dallas
4- Pool Party- Las Vegas
23- Ruby Skye- San Fran
24- Audiotistic Festival, LA
30- Festival tba- Montreal, Canada
30- Circus - Montreal, Canada
31- Glow- Washington DC

September
4- TBA
5- Electric Zoo- New York

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Remaster of the Universe

Hey, It's been a while since I blogged.
I have been busy and digging up some more news for you all.  So here we go,

In celebration of his Remaster of the Universe album launch in room three at fabric on May 29, Norwegian disco beard Todd Terje has offered up his remix of Antena’s track “Camino Del Sol” to get you in the mood.

Remaster of the Universe (Free)

The recent volcanic explosion in Iceland caused chaos for DJs across Europe, with the dust only just beginning to settle from a fortnight of cancellations, rescheduling and daunting overground journeys. Juno Plus scribe Tom Jones – himself stuck in Germany as a result of the flying ban – spoke to some DJs stranded abroad (and at home) about how they were affected, and discovered that every volcanic ash cloud has a silver lining…


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Discothèques are going mad for slo-mo disco and house at the moment, and one of the finest purveyors of this music is Graeme Clark, aka The Revenge. The Scotsman has been in rare form this past 12 months, working under a host of solo and collaborative monikers (6th Borough Project, Burnt Island Casuals among others). Juno Plus caught up with Graeme to discuss the art of editing, what he’s got in the production pipeline and Scottish beaches.


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Friday, April 9, 2010

SPAGHETTI DINNER Tonight #Minneapolis

SPAGHETTI DINNER

FRIDAY APRIL 9, 2010 5:00PM • 7:00PM

FRIDLEY KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

6831 Highway 65 N E Fridley, MN 55432

(763) 571-1492

Come join us for a delicious plate of pasta with salad and bread

Monday, April 5, 2010

#DJ Vote for Hart Thorson - 2010 SIM DJ CONTEST: ONLINE VOTE

I want everyone that reads this to help move Hart Thorson up in the listing.  This will also be on Twitter so I want  all my Twitter friends to help prove this works.

Here is the deal:

It’s time to vote for your top 4 DJ’s! Choose the top four you want to see in our DJ contest at The Lounge on April 17th. The winner of the final round will be given the choice of an opening slot at Paul Van Dyk or Benny Benassi!

Here is the link  http://simshows.com/2010-sim-dj-contest-online-vote/

Thanks Dr Taylor

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hart Thorson @ Karma Night Club

This just in, Hart Thorson is closing out the patio at 1:00 am this Friday for the Kind Beats crew at Karma! Should be a rad time! If you remember I posted an interview with him earlier on this blog.  Here is all of the info.


Kind Beats
http://www.kindbeats.com/

Event Flirt
When Friday, March 26, 2010
Doors Open - 10:00pm
18+
Where - Karma Nightclub
(map) 315 1st Ave N Minneapolis, MN, USA 55403
Other Info
HIP HOP in the MAIN ROOM.
HOUSE/BREAKS/TRANCE in the PATIO!
FREE COVER ALL NIGHT 18+ to Dip.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

No More Pictures

You can blame those that pushed me out of my spot

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Tidy Boys Rave On!


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Pictures form infected Mushroom

Here is wher you can find some of my pictures from last night Infected Mushroom at Epic. I have more, but I can only put 25 of them up on flikr at a time.

Infected Mushroom @ Epic

I had a good night tonight at Epic, I will tell you why in a little bit why it was not great. The music was all awesome, hats off to all the DJ's. Jeff Hunter did a great job, I love his sets. What I don't understand is why DJ's don't give out CD's like Jeff did tonight. Infected Mushroom was off the hook Crazy. I loved the little Evil Mushrooms on stage and the laser show was a little more then I had ever seen at one of these show. It was very well thought out. Tonight's show was a live set, but being a musician myself I was stuck trying to figure out what was live and what was Memorex. If you get the chance to see there show they do a great job. Since this was my first time ever seeing and hearing them I can't give you a run down of the songs. It was kind of strange I kept thinking I was listening to KMFDM  or Rammstein


The down side of tonight
1) I eventually had people with bad hygiene standing around me

2) A white guy with dread locks who was under age and getting drinks while security was watching. A few times I thought he was going to blow it all out. He was hanging on the monitors to the point that he was pealing the front mesh off of it.

3) A guy pushing maximum density pushed his way to the front and then pushed me and 3 others out of our spot.

4) The special screen used for the Laser Show fell on one side because it looked like a woman by it untied it (but not sure on that).

5) In the VIP/Bottle Service areas they had the rails covered with silver Mylar, which was really cool, but one group took theirs down, and before the end of the show i saw two more go.

What is wrong with all you people? I had a nice spot and I felt violated, which I had never felt before at Epic.
So in short Music was Awesome the crowd sucked.

Dr Taylor
PLUR

Friday, March 19, 2010

Its Fish Fry Friday Minneapolis

ANNUAL LENTEN FISH FRY


FRIDLEY KC HALL 6831 HIGHWAY 65 NE

March 19, 26
SERVING 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
ADULTS $10.00
CHILDREN 10 & UNDER $5.00

BATTER FRIED OR BAKED FISH FILLETS
SALAD BAR with SOUP, POTATO, COLE SLAW
BREAD and COFFEE
" ALL THE FISH YOU CARE TO EAT"
While the Supply lasts.

 
One Serving Menu

FRENCH FRIED SHRIMP DINNER - $10.00
For Kids Grilled Cheese Sandwhich - $5.00
These include all you can eat Soup and Salad

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sander Van Doorn - Organic (Bates45 mix) (In Charge)

Sander van Doorn Announces American Tour Dates

The in demand Top 10
Dj and producer has just confirmed
a staggering six week tour of America


Beginning in Puerto Rico on March 19, the superstar will criss-cross countries for an impressive 40 days, taking him to 12 states with over 20 shows scheduled.  Aside from a quick jaunt back to his home country in April to headline the massive Trance Energy festival (a festival for which he composed the theme song Renegade AND mixed the upcoming Trance Energy compilation album), Sander will be touring continuously through May 1st.

Its impressive to see a Dj of his level making such a huge commitment to the American market.  Sander van Doorn can literally play anywhere, so its amazing to know that we (in America) are such a priority. Thank you Sander! 3


Hans Thurau, Publisher Clubdistrict (USA)
From Miami to New York, California to Las Vegas, Puerto Rico to Canada and all points in between,
Sander van Doorn is excited to bring the SvD style and music to so many.

I love DJing in America because you get to play longer sets, which means you can play more diverse styles of music.
So in some ways this is quite a selfish thing because Id just like to spend some more time there!

- SvD

Sander plays his first US date on March 20th for Beyond Wonderland, where he will be headlining to 40,000 very excited party people.  From there, he heads to Miami for the Winter Music Conference, where he will play super club Space, along with a highly anticipated appearance at The Ultra Music Festival. A quick slingshot around the globe for Godskitchen in the UK on April 1st and Trance Energy on April 3rd, and hes back touring North America until May 1st.

With such a massive undertaking, Sander wanted to end things right, and as only he can. On the last date of this historic tour, Sander will celebrate with a very special Dusk Till Doorn event at the Guvernment in Toronto on May 1st.

For additional information on Sander van Doorn, please visit www.sandervandoorn.com
Fri Mar 19 - San Juan Coliseo De Puerto Rico
Sat Mar 20 - San Bernadino Nos Events Center
Fri Mar 26 - Miami Space
Sat Mar 27 - Miami Ultra Music Festival
Thu Apr 08 - New York Cielo
Fri Apr 09 - Chicago Soundbar
Sat Apr 10 - Washington Fur Nightclub
Wed Apr 14 - Scottsdale Cream
Fri Apr 16 - Minneapolis Karma
Sat Apr 17 - Denver Beta
Wed Apr 21 - Atlanta Opera Nightclub
Thu Apr 22 - San Diego Fluxx
Fri Apr 23 - Seattle Last Supper Club
Sat Apr 24 - Las Vegas Rain
Sat May 1 - Toronto Guvernment

Monday, March 15, 2010

Pick of the week

Ok I am having a tough time picking one so I guess It's a tie. Maybe you all could help me with some input on which you like better.





Take a listen and give me some feed back.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Carl Cox, Sander Van Doorn

CARL COX
3-24 Q&A at Eden Roc Hotel 2:30
3-24 Press Junket @ Mynt for Global Underground Album (must be on our list, private event) 11PM
3-26- Carl Cox and Friends @ Ultra Press Tent 6-7
3-27- Carl Cox and Friends @ Ultra Press Tent 6-7

SANDER VAN DOORN
3-23 Press Junket @ Hotel 2-6PM

Sander will also be available March 20
when he headlines Beyond Wonderland in San Bernadino, Ca
He will be signing his upcoming EDM cover for fans.

DUBFIRE
Review tickets for media
3-24 Sci+Tec Party @ Set

MAURO PICOTTO presents MEGANITE
Review tickets for media
3-27 Interviews (hotel + club)

MIXOLOGY CLOSING PARTY
3-28 @ Karu & Y
feat Sharam, Rap
Review tickets for media

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Check out Juno

Some of the Best Juno Download Recommends Electro HouseElectro House: I have found on the web. 

Monday, March 8, 2010

Something Viral for you all.

As a DJ I am always looking at ways to support my music habit.  It cost alot to buy software and keyboards and sounds to create the kind of stuff we play.  Now back to where I was going with this.  I found this program that is pretty darn easy to do.  It has potential and it costs you nothing to try, its free.  How much you make is really up to you and how much you want.  On the link I am supplying there is a confrence call you can listen to it, its about 30 some minutes long.  You can also go through the site to get a better idea of things to come.  But this is one easy way to make some money between gigs. All you need to do is Click Here and listen to te recording

Thanks  & I hope you join me with this....
Dr.Taylor
PLUR

Young Fletcher

From the management company that brought to you Mega R&B Star Trey Songz introduces a new sensation to the game, Young Fletcher!

Young Fletcher’s smash record “BEAST IN THA BED” has created a frenzy with Def Jam, Jive, Interscope and other major label Executives alike.

Hailing from Winston-Salem North Carolina, Young Fletcher has performed and opened for Solonge Knowles, T.I., Paul Wall, Three 6 Mafia, J. Holiday, Keyshia Cole, Monica, Young Joc, Ludacris, Fantasia Barrino, Trey Songz and many more.

The song “Beast In The Bed” has earned Young Fletcher 21,000 radio station downloads, 10,000 twitter followers, and 190,000 MySpace views in only 2 weeks. Young Fletcher’s buzz worthy appeal has major label execs calling for more.

With his smooth vocals and phenomenal song writing abilities, Young Fletcher has spent a lifetime evolving into a musical powerhouse.

Join him on his journey…
http://www.myspace.com/1youngfletcher
http://twitter.com/YOUNGFLETCHER

For further information contact and follow:
Twitter.com/KayteTaylorPR

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Alex 'D-struct' Newman

Before Oakenfold went on D-Struck hit the decks and I do mean hit the decks.  His set was so powerful that a woman jumped up on stage grabbed the front of the futuristic table and shook her booty for all the world to see, she did it twice.  If he would have been spinning Vinyl he would have had a train wreck of a show, I'm sure he was glad ha had digital.
 
Alex “DJ D-Struct” Newman was born in Germany, but grew up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  if you want to know more you can read his Bio at SIM.

In January of 2008, Alex joined Sound in Motion as an intern. By May, he was asked to be a permanent crew member and played his first official show while opening for Benny Benassi. Alex has since opened for Ferry Corsten, Fedde Le Grand, MSTRKFT, Carl Cox and many others. He was also named the #3 Crossover DJ in Minneapolis by Twincitiesnightclub.com.
Watch for D-Struct as he continues to push his musical talents in DJing as well as new endeavors in production work.


Links to D-Struct are:
http://simshows.com/d-struct/
www.Facebook.com/DStruct
www.Facebook.com/pages/DJDSTRUCT/172051454098
www.Twitter.com/DJDStruct
www.MySpace.com/dstrct

D-Struct@simshows.com

Mixology announces VIP wristband for WMC with 'no wait' access to:

Ferry Cortsen, The Crystal Method, Sharam, DJ Rap, Judge Jules, Mark Farina, Heather, Colette, Ultra Nat, Andy Caldwell, Gene Farris, D:Fuse, Jazzanova, Christopher Lawrence featuring Mr & Miss Smith, Markus Schulz, Gareth Emery, Blank & Jones, Jerome Isma-Ae, Zoo Brazil, Menno de Jong, Sandra Collins, Serge Devant, Mark Lewis, Tom Novy, Morgan Page, DJ Reza, Saum G, Nello Simioli, Hernan Cattaneo, Mark Night & Kenneth Thomas, Cosmic Gate, Solarstone, & Sied van Riel.
Los Angeles, Ca (March 5, 2010) Mixology- a branded nightlife service company in Los Angeles, unveiled plans today for their Mixology VIP Weekend wristband for the upcoming Winter Music Conference. With the wristband, party goers will be on a guided tour through the biggest and most exclusive nights over WMC.

Now in its tenth year of throwing some of the best parties at WMC, Mixology ups the ante on all access fun.
The Mixology VIP Weekend experience lets you roll like a superstar DJ

The "Mixology VIP Weekend" wristband is an all access pass to WMC events from Friday at sunset, to Monday at sunrise. Holders will experience a "No Wait" VIP ENTRANCE, HOSTED BAR (Accessed only by VIPs, Artists, Celebrities and Media), receive a GIFT BAG, and be invited to a MEET AND GREET WITH DJS.

The event will also be taped for a 30 minute Comcast special, so get ready for your close-up!

Strategic partnerships have been leveraged allowing holders access to events that are already sold out, or soon will be.

With this VIP band, you will witness: Ferry Cortsen, The Crystal Method, Sharam, DJ Rap, Judge Jules, Mark Farina, Heather, Colette, Ultra Nat, Andy Caldwell, Gene Farris, D:Fuse, Jazzanova, Christopher Lawrence featuring Mr & Miss Smith, Markus Schulz, Gareth Emery, Blank & Jones, Jerome Isma-Ae, Zoo Brazil, Menno de Jong, Sandra Collins, Serge Devant, Mark Lewis, Tom Novy, Morgan Page, DJ Reza, Saum G, Nello Simioli, Hernan Cattaneo, Mark Night & Kenneth Thomas, Cosmic Gate, Solarstone, & Sied van Riel + many more.

No one has ever done a packaged experience like this before said Mark. What weve done is to give people who want a true VIP experience just that. Its not just jumping the queue, its about a level of service and access that is unprecedented once youre inside. - Mixology founder Mark Lewis

The Wristband will be honored at the Shore Club, Nikki Beach, Nocturnal, & Karu and Y on participating nights. With only 300 Mixology VIP wristbands available for pre sale, they will sell out quickly. No other band gets you into as many venues and parties as the Mixology VIP Wristband.

With pricing starting at $250.00, the bands will undoubtedly sell out fast.

Wristbands go on sale March 6 @ http://www.mixologyvip.com/

Some History
Mixologys Winter Music Conference Closing Parties are legendary. With this, the 10 Year Anniversary of Mixology at WMC, this closing party will be one for the record books. The event is known for always having an unnamed, unannounced, "Special Guest DJ" with past alum being the true titans of dance music. Carl Cox, Paul Oakenfold, Judge Jules, Steve Lawler, Erick Morillo, Robbie Rivera, Seb Fontaine BT, Eddie Halliwell, Benny Benassi, Darren Emerson Sandra Collins Christopher Lawrence, to name a few.

Mixology's founder and House Music Pioneer, DJ Mark Lewis, has been throwing Mixology events at WMC and past 10 years. The LA based Event marketing and branding company has produced the events; Downtown LA Fashion Week and Elton Johns Oscar Party.

Paul Oakenfold was off the hook tonight

Tonight was unbelieveable  The lights, The Giant LED wall that was kind of like a jumbo-tron, and the bass.  If you saw me I was the guy standing just left of center stage and I looked like your father.  I had Steph (some girl who must have come from Heaven) on one side of me and Brett (some guy from Eagan) on the other side.  They were text each other the whole night.  I would have traded places with him, but we both would have lost our front spots.  I don't know if the show sold out, but with all my Tweets on Twitter it should have.  The music was Bomb-Bastic from all the DJ's playing, but I do have to ask one question. 

Why do people in the back continue to push towards the stage?  It not like the person that is performing is going to take you home, much less touch you. 

I got the feeling that Paul didn't much care for the spot-light, since it was dark for most of his set, some would say it was to show off the video wall behind him.  When the spot-light did hit him he seem to move back to where it was more dimly lit.  Anyways I am pressed against the stage unable to tell if it was man, woman or beast humping me.  One person kept saying he wanted to be where I was and kept putting his hands in my face to get me to move.  I just don't understand fans and why they have to be so rude to get close to someone that really doesn't care to know them.  Don't get me wrong I have talked with the guys from The Crystal  Method, Felix the Housecat and many others, but they were willing to do that, they don't seem to have an issue with their fans.  When Paul was finished he was gone, never did come in front of the decks.  But man what a show, I will try to post my pics of the Go Go Girls tomorrow.

According to SIM SAVE THE DATES...

3.6... "Save On Saturdays" @ The Lounge
3.8... Fusion sushi - SIN Night featuring SIM djs
3.10... Loco Dice, Martin Buttrich, Livio & Roby @ The Loft (with Particle People)
3.19... Infected Mushroom @ Epic
4.16... Sander van Doorn @ Karma

Friday, February 26, 2010

Do you Like Fish

ANNUAL LENTEN FISH FRY
FRIDLEY KC HALL 6831 HIGHWAY 65 NE

March 5, 12, 19, 26
SERVING 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

ADULTS $10.00
CHILDREN 10 & UNDER $5.00

BATTER FRIED OR BAKED FISH FILLETS
SALAD BAR with SOUP, POTATO, COLE SLAW
BREAD and COFFEE
" ALL THE FISH YOU CARE TO EAT"
While the Supply lasts.

One Serving Menu
FRENCH FRIED SHRIMP DINNER - $10.00
For Kids Grilled Cheese Sandwhich - $5.00
These include all you can eat Soup and Salad

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Little Book Work for DJ's

Here are some interesting books I think that every DJ or Remixer should have.






Hope you find these interesting enough to pruchase.  I have them on my shelf and have found all of them of value at some point.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Crate Diggers

Vinyl Record Sale
& All-weekend Dance Party
riffs ahoy!- let it be - gojohnnygo
Thousands of records & Music stuff
Sound System - Illustrious DJs

Friday-Saturday-Sunday March 12, 13, 14
Friday 4pm - 10pm  Saturday 10am - 10pm  Sunday 12 Noon - 4pm

Carleton Lofts - in the Party Room
2285 University Ave., St. Paul (by 280 & Vandalia)
Brought to you by This is My Joint Productions

Pop Culture Heaven

Tonight I walked in to a store and it was almost like going back to Junior High. As I walked in the smell of incense hit my nose, just like the head shops of the 70's. I could not believe my eyes there were records, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, REO, Billy Idol, Pink Floyd, Kiss, Imports and yes they were all for sale not just a decoration. On top of it they also had Memorabilia for the Beatles, and guitar picks from some the greats (Even Rick Neilson which I have many), they also have Lava lamps and a phone booth for sale. This was the coolest place I have ever been into for a long time. You must go and see what treasure you can find, if your a true music fan. Now your probably asking where is this slice of heaven well its called Mr Zeros located at 1744 Lexington Ave N, Roseville MN, 55113

They are open M-F 11am-8pm, Sat 10am-7pm Sun 12pm-5pm

MrZeros - Pop Culture Heaven: Used Entertainment Shop !!!

LPs, CDs, VHS, DVDs, Action Figures, Posters, Autographs, Magazines, Photographs, Jewelry, Cards, Incense, Candy, T-Shirts, Antiques, Games, Toys, Memorabilia, Novelties, Trading Cards, Backstage Passes, Artists Guitar Picks, Tour Books and much more...."You Can't Believe Your Eyes"
  • 2100 New Albums Just Arrived.
  • Over 900 New CD's Arrived This Week.
  • New Action Figures Arrived.
  • New DVD, VHS Movies Arrived.
  • New PC Games Arrived.
  • N64 Systems and Games
  • PS2 Games
  • PS2 Slim

 This is a Must see place.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Paul Oakenfold Live

I hope you are all getting excited for Paul Oakenfold.  The guys who always deliver the best shows "Sound In Motion" will be bring him in for one night only.  Sound In Motion will also be presenting $20 presale tickets, so get them now or wait in the cold the night of the show.  Also appearing with Paul Oakenfold will be D-Struct, Johnny Plastik, Ville Thao, this is going to be EPIC

DOORS OPEN: March 05, 2010 @ 8:00 PM
ENDS: March 06, 2010 @ 2:15 AM
PRESALES END: March 05, 2010 @ 5:00 PM AGES: 18+
VENUE: Epic Event Center
110 North 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403 USA

INFO LINE: INFO E-MAIL: Jack Trash

Friday, February 12, 2010

Official Site of We Are The World 25 For Haiti

Official Site of We Are The World 25 For Haiti

Please visit the Link listed above it will give you the chance to see the new video for a new generation to become part of something started 25 years ago. We were the world then and we are the world now. Please join us.

Top 100 Clubs - Vote Now!

Have your say on the world's best dancefloor destination!
What makes a good club? Is it a crystal-clear soundsystem? A mind-blowing light show? A pristine selection of guest DJ talent? Or a stalwart team of residents who know their crowd inside out?

The time has come to make your voice heard!

What clubs have left you speechless, battered, energised or rejuvenated your faith in dance music? What has been your best night out of the last twelve months? Where is your clubbing mecca? Which clubs give you goosebumps before you’ve even stepped through the doors?

Make YOUR vote count by voting for the BIGGEST club poll of all time! DJmag Top 100 Clubs 2010 Powered by Trackitdown.net

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Introducing Hart Thorson

As part of my goals this year I wanted to start interviewing DJ's I would like to present my first one with Hart Thorson.  As a format I will probably use the same 10 QUESTIONS" for all the DJ's unless someone send me other things they would like to know.


Hart Thorson
I think I had seen Hart many times in the clubs opening for some big name.  But it wasn't till I ran into him at my favorite record store Vital Culture.   And he invited me down to sportsmans to listen to a buch of Dj's playing in a very small room.  I had the best time ever and saw a lot of new inovations being tried by the DJ's.  For this artical I was surfing the web to find mpre info on Hart and  I ran across this information on his MySpace Page.  After seeing many of his shows I have to agree with what I found.


  • "Hard and Driving. Hart's brand of Trance is a breath of fresh air. Wipe away the tears, it's all dark from here on in." -Josh Slivken DC Productions 

  • Hart has been shaping the way people view Trance music for the last 5 years in the Twin Cities. Rolling in with dark hard percussive sounds, followed by sweeping trance melodies, Hart has been fortunate enough to play at almost every spot Minneapolis has to offer. 

  • He has opened for and played shows with the likes of Eddie Halliwell, Dieselboy, Ferry Corsten, Armin Van Buuren, Richard Humpty Vission, Marco V, Chris Liebing, Judge Jules, and more. 

  • After having a three year stint with local electronic music promotion group Sound in Motion, Hart's popularity around the city has risen. His opportunities with this company have lead to him booking/promoting/ and managing.


1. Tell us a bit about yourself...
 I am 26 years old and I am currently living in Minneapolis, MN, I grew up in Bemidji, MN (I don't really recommend visiting there unless you really like walleyes), I really love punk/rock/hardcore/metal and other forms of music, I've been juggling since I was in the 6th grade, and I love me some Chiptole...
2. How did it all begin for you...
I saw a magical movie called Hackers. The first time I heard "Cowgirl" from Underworld I fell in love with electronic music. I really, really got into Prodigy, Underworld, Chemical Brothers, etc. then I started to get into punk rock and the electronic music fell by the wayside. It wasn't until a trip to Germany in my senior year of high school that I found electronic dance music and started to dig into the DJ culture a little more. Ever since then I have been playing music. It will be eight years this August that I have been DJing.

3. You have been an active Dj and a leading figure in the Local Minneapolis scene for many years, Have you thought about going into the studio?

 I have thought about the studio a lot. I just recently bought a new laptop so I really don't have an excuse not too. Despite what some would say I really do believe that you need to produce to "make it" on a global
level. I am interested in it and hopefully in the future it will come to fruition.
4. If you could live in anyplace on earth, where will it be?

 Either Denver, CO or somewhere in California. I really want to at least travel to Australia. I know I'm kind of boring, but oh well right?
5. How has the House/Trance/DnB scene changed throughout the years?

 Well a lot always changes. Producers change, DJs change, the sound changes, people come and go. I feel very fortunate to be able to play music all of the time. I know for me my tastes have changed a ton over the last couple of years. As I have matured I think the music that I am into is just a little deeper than it was a few years back. I think anyone who has heard my mixes throughout the years can really tell that is the case. 
As far as the over all general genre of electronic music is concerned, it goes through as many changes as pop music. All DJ's no matter if you play house/techno/trance/minimal/ or whatever always change with the times. Some people I guess just kind of fall out of it all.
6. What are the positive and negative aspects reflected by these above mentioned changes?

 Well I guess as a positive it weeds out a lot of people who do this for reasons that I don't really care about. There are a lot of folks who want to DJ because they want to look cool or because they think they will get laid or whatever. That has never really been my train of thought. I've always loved performing and I have always loved making people happy through this medium so for me the changes are always great and welcomed.
I just recently made the switch from playing cds to playing on Traktor.  This has given me a new found love for electronic music and DJing altogether.
I can't really think of too many negatives. I guess the only one would be is seeing really great DJs from years ago not evolve with the times and they get lost in the shuffle. I know some guys who I really enjoyed seeing a couple of years ago but their taste never really moved past what they were into at that point. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, what they are into is what they're into, but I don't really get to see a lot of quality sets from them anymore...

7. What do you feel are the criteria's one should obtain in order to make it in this business?

Always do good business. Hands down, end of story. Always be good to people. Don't be a prick, don't lie, keep your promises, and make sure if someone is helping you out make sure they are taken care of.
8. Describe the most rocking stage you played on...

 Hm, I'm not really sure. There have been so many fun parties over the years. I love playing big rooms to a lot of people, but the small room shows with 1-200 people are always the best. It's always so intimate and the energy is always there. I love being able to high five someone over the table. Good times.
9. If you could change one thing about this world what will it be?

 I really will have to think about that one. I'll get back to you on that.

10. Words of Wisdom?

 My word of wisdom is if you are close to me you have probably heard me say this before, I know it will sound a little cheesy but just hang in there with me. DJs, the next time you play a rad gig, take a second, put the headphones down let the track play for a second and just look at the crowd, and take in the moment.  For me at least, that is the greatest thing in the world that I could be doing, so please if you DJ or if you do anything else that you love, take a moment to realize just how awesome it is. 
Hart has just released his second Raise the Dead mix.  If you would like to download it, you can do so.
Hart, I want ot thank you for taking the time to do this with me.  I have been to many of your shows and your always awsome.  For those following my blog when I hear of new shows I will try to get them here first.
PLUR
Dr Taylor

Friday, January 29, 2010

ESPN is reporting that Brett Favre has retired.

ESPN is reporting that Brett Favre has retired and will settle in the Minneapolis area where he will co-own a bakery with teammate Adrian Peterson.

Their specialty will be turnovers

The news you have just read cannot be confirmed, but is good for a laugh.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Dubfire will be playing a few select dates in the US before heading back to Europe for the rest of 2010.

You heard right- these are DUBFIRE'S ONLY US DATES OF 2010
As a Grammy winning artist (Deep Dish), Dubfire is known the world over for his epic productions and
unrivaled DJ skills. Label head of one Americas most influential record labels, Sci+Tec, Dubfire is, without question, one of electronic music's true titans.

"I try to apply a punk ethic to my own music it has to be groundbreaking, futuristic, unique and organic" -DUBFIRE

We would like to invite you to Dubfires only US dates this year
Feb 5 - The Cave Santo Domingo
Feb 6 - Pacha New York, New York
Feb 11 - Vessel San Francisco, California
Feb 12 - Voyeur San Diego, California
Feb 13 - Avalon Los Angeles, California
Feb 14 - Guvernment Toronto, Ontario
Feb 19 - The Vault El Paso, Texas
Mar 24 - SCI+TEC @ Set Miami, Florida
To Bad Minneapolis is fly over country.....
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For interview requests, please contact Sara Cooper

Friday, January 22, 2010

HUGE SHOWS JUST ANNOUNCED!

2010 will be off to a strong start as we welcome back Markus Schulz! Karma Nightclub on Friday, February 5th. 18+


Sound In Motion is pleased to announce two BIG shows for March 2010 so mark your calendars!
  • March 5th, 2010 – Oakenfold @ Epic Nightclub
  • March 19th, 2010 – Infected Mushroom @ Epic Nightclub
In 2010, SIM means business!!!


TRUE SOUNDS RADIO 20 – 01/22/2010
Check out Vaski on True Sounds Radio hosted by Jeff Hunter!
This broadcast is on Friday, January 22nd on www.NSBRadio.co.uk from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Central Time (2010/01/23: 1am – 3am GMT)


Vaski


Minneapolis, MN – MySpace.com/Vaski
Vaski is a relatively new face to the dubstep world, however his progressive sound has caught members of the dubstep community [...]


Check out more from SIM http://simshows.com/

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

DJ Food

Hey everyone how's your January going? I just stumbled across some old tracks by DJ Food, not sure if you remember songs like


  • Blech II: Blechsdottir (1996, released on Rough Trade in Germany, Cat No. RTD 126.3175.2) Mixed by PC and Strictly Kev.
  • Plastic Apple (Oct 1996, released on Aura Surround Sounds, Cat No. SUCD 005) Disc 1 consists of a 56 minute mix by DJ Food. Discs 2 & 3 are by the artist MLO
  • ColdKrushCuts (Feb 1997, Ninja Tune, Cat No. ZENCD 026) A mix album collaboration between Coldcut, DJ Krush and DJ Food
  • Solid Steel Presents DJ Food & DK: Now, Listen! (October 2001, Cat No. ZENCD055) Mix album for Ninja Tune's Solid Steel mix series, with producer, DK.
  • Solid Steel Presents DJ Food & DK: Now, Listen Again! (March 2007, Cat No. ZENCD123)
  • You Don't Know - Ninja Cuts - DJ Food's 1000 Masks Mix
Well he has some newer stuff you can hear on his MySpace page http://www.myspace.com/strictlykev take a listen when you have time, good stuff.
I was able to find he is still performing so if you want to see him Live check these places out.

Jan 21 2010 8:00P - Confort Moderne Poiters
Jan 23 2010 11:00P - Ikra - Moscow
Feb 18 2010 10:00P - Royal Albert Hall Loading Bay London
Feb 28 2010 11:00P - I Love Acid, Ginglik London
Mar 5 2010 11:00P - Icon - Berlin
Mar 13 2010 11:00P - MC2 - Grenobles

Dr Taylor Radio Show on http://www.afterhoursdjs.org/

On Monday nights, January 18th "Martin Luther King Day" show on After Hours Djs I had a great time spinning some of my favorite tracks. Those people in the chat room there really liked the tracks,  I didn't get much reaction from those that follow me in Twitter so I was not sure who was listening. I had titled the show "MLK Tribute or What a Messed Up World", The reason was I started with Martin Luther Kings's speech of "I have a dream" and about 3 min into it I started Backdraft which has kind of a siren type sound giving it a very strange feel since we all know the out come of his life.  I played the complete speach over Backdraft, I just love how it sounds.  I then rolled into "Idiots" which to me is a very humorous song along with "Everything in America". I kind of ended that story line with Future Funk Squad's "About to Fall". The rest of the songs are some of my favorite songs that really need to be played loud. If you listened to the show drop me a line and let me know what you thought.

Here are the tracks
Martin Luther King\ "I Have a Dream"
DJ Ralph 'n' Jo\Backdraft 8'40"
Vandal-Idiots (Audiojack Remix) [Lot49]
Ryan Riback-Everything In America (Luki Remix) [Vinyl Pusher]
Future Funk Squad \ About to Fall (With Beatman & Ludmilla \ About to Fall
Ocean Drive Club Mix
The Prodigy \ Warrior's Dance \Warrior's Dance (Future Funk Squad
Green Velvet \ Flash b2
Bassbin Twins \ Adrenaline ltd - this
The Crystal Method \ Divided By Night \ Double Down Under

PLUR

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Dr Taylor will be going Live

On January 18th from 8:00 - 9:00 PM EST, I think that makes it 7:00 CST I will be playing my Martin Luther King tribute on After Hours djs Clickon one of the Tuneins to listen.  I will be in the chat room during the show if you have questions and I will also be on Twitter.  Hope to see you all there.

Hey Fireball Fans!!!

I just found out that thier third CD release will be hitting the shops in the next couple of weeks, They are taking pre-orders for the CD at a price of £6 including the postage.  If you are interested in this please make a transfer of £6 via paypal to the following account: store@fireball-recordings.co.uk

Here is the CD info: FBRCDS003 - February 2009

1. Ben Stevens vs Damage & Narkotique - Better Watch Out (James Nardi & DJ Opel Remix)
2. Ben Stevens vs Damage & Narkotique - Better Watch Out (Lee Shortie Remix)
3. Rich Resonate & Konekt - Cmd - Ctrl
4. Rich Resonate & Konekt - Everyday
5. Chris Summers - Sacrifice
6. Dr Tre & Future Resonance - Stereodays
7. Pickup & Rise vs Adam M - Something Like This
8. Gary O'Connor - Go With The Flow
Samples of the tracks are available from: http://www.fireball-recordings.com/releases

Hope everyone likes this as much as I do?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Music sites

Well since my last blog I have found some more nice websites Merchant Brothers has a nice little site what I like is I can press the play button and listen to "ABSOLUTE HOUSE VOLUME 19 ".  Rob & Dave have been DJ'ing together for over 11 years. They DJ regularly in London, and hold a residency for Electronic Sessions/Plastic Fondu.  In 2009 the two, the hightlight being an appearance in the House Rules tent at Tiesto In The Park.  Maybe Sound In Motion (SIM) Will bring them to Minneapolis some day.

Another place I have found is Green & Blue open Air there is not much I can tell you about them, except they  are from Frankfurt, Hessen Germany.  I have been listening to the tracks they have available on their MySpace page and I them alot.

Friday, January 8, 2010

7th Annual Hard Dance Awards powered by Trackitdown.net has launched!

From the guys over at Fireball Recordings I found this for you all.


When better than the start of a new decade to kick off the 7th annual celebration of the scene we all love? Showcasing the latest and the best features of the unstoppable and international party movement, this edition is going to be the biggest yet!



Big news is that the categories have evolved to embrace all the styles of hard electronic music rocking the dance planet right now. Over the last few years the rise of European hard beats has come to dominate the world arena and we're here to represent it all. If that's not your sound then feel free to make your mark for your favourite UK producer and DJ instead. Simples!



Voting couldn't be easier - from Monday 4th January 2010 head to

www.harddanceawards.com and make yourselves heard in the biggest annual poll for the harder styles.

As always, the Awards ceremony needs a platform to present that showcases the scale of our scene and this year we've gone for gold! The Atomik Weekender 3 event promoted by GoodGreef and Chic Festivals will play host to the biggest array of talent you'll see anywhere in 2010 and the Hard Dance Awards will be there in force right in the middle.

Held at the legendary Prestatyn holiday park that has been the home to hard dance weekenders for a decade, the Atomik Weekender 3 in the perfect location for three days of celebration. Talent performing at the event includes heroes like; Tidy Boys, Lisa Lashes, Kutski, Zany, Alex Kidd, Mark EG, Dana, Lab 4, Paul Glazby, Ed Real and many more. but you must hurry to secure your place as tickets are selling fast after the last sell out event AW2.



Head to www.harddanceawards.com for more information on the event and also to check out interviews and charts from 100 of the scene leaders. It's your duty to vote!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

What an ineresting start of the year.

Google releases it's Nexus One and promises to change the way phones work and are marketed.  On the music scene it seems that every site I frequent is talking about the Dutch music scene and whats coming out.  According to my friends at DJ Download Dutch Label Spinnin "is bring in the new decade with their introduction to some of the big hitters in trance this year."   With the following tracks that I am now listening to I think they are pretty epic.  A must have for your collection.
Track Listing
01. Sied van Riel - All Rise [Original
02. Leon Bolier - NSFW [Original]
03. Re-Ward - Seven [Original]
04. Ummet Ozcan - Shamballa [Original]
05. Claudia Cazacu - Size Zero [Original]
06. Rapid Sense - Evolution [Original]
07. Carlo Resoort - Blinded [Original]
08. Mark Sherry & James Allan vs William Daniel - Wired [Original]
09. Randy Katana - You & I [Original]
10. Maarten de Jong - Antarctica [First mix]
11. Ron van den Beuken - Euphoria [club mix]
12. Jan Oostdyk - Eivissa Eivissa [Original]

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Busy beginning of the year.

Since I started my blog, I have recieved many links to new music.  I am working on compiling that list and adding it to the link section below.  I have always had my favorites like DjDownLoads or TrackItDown, but so many links are coming in, thanks to all of you.

Monday, January 4, 2010

This just in from FireBall Recording

I have made many purchases of music from FireBall, I reall love there stuff.  I just recieved this bit of info a little bit ago.

Fireball Recordings has been going from strength to strength throughout 2009, the decision to stop releasing the beloved black wax and fully concentrate on digital media has thrusted the label to the forefront of the hard dance scene. During the end of 2009 Fireball has been releasing one track per week through all the major digital sites and their 'Worlds On Fire' cd project sold out of volume 1 and 2 in a matter of weeks.


The next major project for Fireball is the 'Battle Royale' collaboration series. Label Manager Ben Stevens has been working frantically in the studio over the past year on 16 collaboration with the cream of the hard dance producers. Volume 1 of the series see's him take on Amber D, UK Gold, Paul Maddox & Adam M in 4 massive studio fights!

You can download the first 2 volumes now:

Volume 1:

Ben Stevens & Amber D - Give It On Up
http://fireball-recordings.trackitdown.net/genre/hard_dance/track/1522072.html

Ben Stevens & UK Gold - On The Spot
http://fireball-recordings.trackitdown.net/genre/hard_dance/track/1522083.html

Ben Stevens & Paul Maddox - Melting Pot
http://fireball-recordings.trackitdown.net/genre/hard_dance/track/1522085.html

Ben Stevens & Adam M - Rock & Raver
http://fireball-recordings.trackitdown.net/genre/hard_dance/track/1522087.html

Volume 2:

Ben Stevens & Andy Farley - Catwalk
http://fireball-recordings.trackitdown.net/genre/hard_dance/track/1645845.html

Ben Stevens & Cally Gage - Kick The Flow
http://fireball-recordings.trackitdown.net/genre/hard_dance/track/1645849.html

Ben Stevens & Karl Davis - Chemical Reaction
http://fireball-recordings.trackitdown.net/genre/hard_dance/track/1645847.html

Ben Stevens & Manik - Strawberry Jam
http://fireball-recordings.trackitdown.net/genre/hard_dance/track/1645850.html

It is also that time of year again for the Hard Dance Awards. If you like what we do at Fireball please vote for us in the best label category and Ben Stevens for Best Resident!
http://www.harddanceawards.com/vote