Archive for March, 2011

Ultra Music Festival 2011 photo gallery: March madness in Miami

Didn’t make it to Miami for the fun this year? No worries, check out some of the action right here.

Note: ‘Stilt Girl’ is from WMC week, not UMF.

A big, big thanks to Norrel Blair (flickr.com/photos/norrel/), Adam Jackson (adam-jackson.net), Grant Stern (@grantstern) and Stephanie Itkonen for the great contributions.



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Worldwide Wednesday 03.30.11

Never miss a beat with the Worldwide Wednesday round-up! This week, check out:

Ultra festival caps off Miami Music Week - by <a href="http://grantstern.tumblr.com"> Grant Stern</a>

Ultra festival caps off Miami Music Week – by Grant Stern

Beatport honors top acts at Beatport Music Awards at Miami Music Week

Tommy Lee presenting Deadmau5 with award

Tommy Lee presenting Deadmau5 with award at BMA 2011

Beatport recognized outstanding talent in electronic dance music Sunday night at its fourth annual Beatport Music Awards (BMAs) at the Gansevoort Miami Beach.

“The Beatport Music Awards are our way of saying thank you to the talent behind the biggest electronic dance music tracks of the year. It’s because of these folks and many others, that electronic dance music is having its biggest year ever across the globe,” said Matthew Adell, CEO of Beatport. “Beatport exists to serve the DJ community, so this week in Miami has certainly been inspiring to our entire team, as it is every year.”

The awards ceremony was the grand finale to Beatport’s five-day Miami Beach Party, which coincides with Miami Music Week. The party had more than 50 performances from the world’s top DJs including Richie Hawtin, Steve Angello, Danny Tenaglia, Skrillex and Pleasurekraft. Special guests Deadmau5 and Afrojack also made an appearance.

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Pop, meet dance: The top 5 dance-pop songs

Electronic dance music invades the American mainstream.

From dubstep bass lines to old school Euro dance vocals and melodies, American pop music has seen a drastic increase in EDM sounds that not long ago many artists wouldn’t have touched with a 10-foot pole.

Most recently it’s been The Black Eyed Peas’ new single “Just Can’t Get Enough,” from their album “The Beginning,” which came out at the end of last year. For those who haven’t heard it yet, the song features a major twist after what was already a perfectly solid tune.

Give it a listen along with these four others and tell us which (if any!) is your favorite. Of course, these are just a few of many dance pop hits on the airwaves lately, let us know any others we might have missed in the comment box at the bottom of the post!

The Black Eyed Peas – Just Can’t Get Enough

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Above & Beyond at Ice Palace

Above & Beyond blew the roof off of the Ice Palace last night in Miami.

The 2-room event at mega-venue Ice Palace also featured performances from Kyau & Albert, Gabriel & Dresden, Cosmic Gate, Super8 & Tab, Mat Zo, Jody Wisternoff, John Dahlback and more.

From the looks of it on YouTube, the energy in Ice Palace was intense. Check it out:

Above & Beyond opening their set at Ice Palace, 3.24.11 – via YouTube user jabroni78

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Anjunabeats’ 200th release: “Rebound” by Arty and Mat Zo

Anjunabeats is approaching it’s 200th release, and to mark the occasion Above & Beyond asked star producers Arty and Mat Zo to team up on a track.

They did it, and the result is nothing short of fabulous. As PhatMike21 said on YouTube, “Song of the year? Could it be?” Only time will tell, but one thing’s for sure: this tune is massive.

An official release date has not  yet been announced.

Arty & Mat Zo – Rebound / Ripped from TATW No. 362

Worldwide Wednesday 03.23.11

LimeWire gets sued Beatsmedia

Tron: Legacy gets remixed ResidentAdvisor

Pete Tong confirms Pure Pacha residency Data Transmission

Mark Farina bringing the house back inthemix

Chicago House legend Mark Farina, pictured here at the 2004 Dancestar USA Music Awards with Heather Goddard, plans Australlian tour - Image by Contographer/Corbis

SH33N – Winning (DJ DLG Lazor Mix)

For your enjoyment, here’s an uber cheesy Charlie Sheen remix, Sh33n – Winning (DJ DLG Lazor Mix).

                                     “Uh… winning!”

***Thanks to Brad Habit for the tip.

 

Above & Beyond announce second day at Group Therapy party

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Paavo and Tony of Above & Beyond at Pacha NYC, June 2, 2007 - by Peter Drier

Due to “overwhelming demand,” Above & Beyond has just announced a second night at the Group Therapy event at the Hollywood Palladium, Saturday, May 14.

The original gig for their official album release party on Friday, May 13 sold out so quick that many fans were left hanging. “The Groovetickets website was overloaded and this meant that many people were unable to buy tickets, despite having them in their shopping cart,” says Above & Beyond on their Facebook. “We are sorry for the frustration and disappointment this caused for some of you.”

The trio will announce more details about the May 14 event later this week on Facebook and their http://aboveandbeyond.nu/la/ email subscriber list.

Beatport to donate today’s proceeds to Japan relief

In effort to support Japan in its post-tsunami crisis, Beatport will donate 100 percent of today’s net proceeds to Japan relief.

Proceeds will be counted until the end of the day, 11:59 p.m. MT, minus payments to artists and labels, says Beatportal.com. The revenue will then be donated to the American Red Cross, Mile High Chapter and then on to Japanese Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief.

For more info, visit: www.RedCross.org.

***Thanks to Zach from React Presents for the tip!