7 months ago

Deadmau5 fires back at Arcade Fire’s ‘real instruments’ comments – Beatport News

Today, it’s Canadian dance-music god Deadmau5 in a grudge match against Canadian indie-rock gods Arcade Fire. You may recall recently, when, during Arcade Fire’s Coachella set, frontman Win Butler took a couple cheap shots at dance music’s rise to prominence by, one, bringing some pretty rough Daft Punk imitators onto the stage with him to […]

7 months ago

Ultra Music Festival stays put, votes Miami City Commission 4-1 – Beatport News

The city of Miami has spoken – and it means good news for Ultra Music Festival and their fans.As Rolling Stone reported, city officials have voted in a four-to-one-margin in favor of keeping the electronic music event in Miami. Previously, Commissioner Marc Sarnoff, the vote’s lone “nay,” and Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado had called for […]

7 months ago

Theo Parrish claims: “Too many phones on the dancefloor” and DJ Kemistry remembered – Beatport News

Welcome to our fabulous Friday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Theo Parrish organizing a sidewalk vinyl sale, a remembrance of DJ Kemistry, and Art Department share their story. Read this way for our complete wrap-up.- Theo Parrish’s Sound Signature label is having a vinyl sidewalk sale, along with a house-dancing competition, creating […]

7 months ago

Tiësto releases fifth album A Town Called Paradise on June 16 – Beatport News

“Adapt or die” is the guiding principle within modern dance music. No one knows that better than Dutch master Tiësto (born Tijs Michiel Verwest), 45, who’s made the transition from his nascent hardcore days to trance and now to electro house as effortlessly as anyone. Recently, he underscored his own ability to musically shape-shift in […]

7 months ago

NAMM 2014: The best new DJ gear | DJ gear at NAMM 2014

NAMM 2014: Despite NAMM starting to get onboard with electronic music in 2014 – for the first time the show had a ‘dance music’ stage, although it was fairly hidden away and not exactly packed with exciting acts – DJ products still seemed pretty sidelined compared to the hundreds of guitars, stacks of synths and […]

7 months ago

How to beef-up drums with snap compression | Snap compression | Tech Lessons

Dynamics processors are on of the most important tools in any producer’s toolbox, yet they’re not especially intuitive, and many producers struggle to understand how they really work, which sometimes results in them doing more harm than good to their mixes. What you need, then, is a solid grounding in the fundamentals of how these […]

7 months ago

7 of the best DJ mixers | Mixers demystified

Arguably more so than ever before, choosing a DJ mixer is a complicated business. There’s a vast array of options out there these days, some of which offer mind-bogglingly vast feature sets.The design, complexity and features of the mixer you choose will undoubtedly come down to the style of music you play and how you […]

7 months ago

The 54 best VST/AU plugin synths in the world today | MusicRadar asked, you answered

What follows is our guide to the 54 best VST, AU and other native format plugin synths in the world today. Compiled over the course of several years, it’s been updated to reflect the market in 2014, and is bigger and better than ever There’s no denying that there’s been a boom in hardware synth […]

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