Hour 1: Summer is in full swing, and with the clubs and festivals hitting their peaks, this month’s show will feature the most explosive bangers — hand-picked by yours truly! Enjoy tunes by DubVision, Noah Neiman, Ashley Wallbridge, Lisa Lashes, Paul Oakenfold, BT, and many more.
Hour 2: On this month’s guest mix duties, we’re proud to present resident DJ of Judgement Sundays (Ibiza) and Ministry of Sound (London) — Tristan D! Tristan’s DJing has taken him all around the world, playing with world renowned DJs including Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Paul van Dyk & many more!
Tristan guest hosts the second hour of the show while taking control of the decks.
Arty vs Reflekt – Need To Feel Hope (Above & Beyond Mash-Up) [White Label]
Mark Sixma & Klauss Goulart – Rio [Armada Music]
Leolife – Control [Infrasonic Music]
Craig Connelly (ft. Christina Novelli) – Black Hole [Garuda]
Max Graham – Evil I.D [Rebrand Records]
Tristan D & Judge Jules – The Verdict [Junkster Music]
About Tristan D:
It all started back in ‘95 when Tristan, still a youngster himself, first started tuning into pirate radio stations from his home in Brighton, religiously soaking up the electric sounds of Brit A-listers Graham Gold, Judge Jules, Danny Rampling and many more. Tristan soon became hooked on the pumping underground sound of house music and before long decided that this would, and could be his future- since his early youth, all he wanted was to be a DJ.
Tristan set his DJ career into motion at a remarkably ripe age of 14 when he decided to start promoting his own club nights called Twisted. He kicked off the Twisted parties in a number of underground clubs in Brighton and London and soon secured a reputation as a talented young DJ and promoter. A few years later, at the still very young age of 18, Tristan landed a residency at his favorite London club night Peach @ KOKO, where he frequently shared the decks with the talented Eddie Halliwell, Simon Patterson, Markus Schulz & many more. Soon after, he also began playing regularly for Serious @ The Cross, London
Tristan’s long term partnership with BBC Radio 1 DJ Judge Jules has kept him at the forefront of the industry. Working full-time alongside a legend in dance music, Tristan has managed to remain on the cutting edge of music production, and gets to spend his summers with Judge Jules hosting one of Ibiza’s busiest club nights, Judgement Sundays @ Eden in San Antonio.
Tristan’s DJing has taken him all around the world playing with world renowned DJs including Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk & many more. His style ranges from the Teky Maximal side of backroom house up to the more banging uplifting Trance.
As a producer, Tristan found success from the get-go. His collaboration with diffused music genius Anthony Brooks in 2006 got signed to Big In Ibiza records, taking them to the prestigious Miami WMC and catapulting Tristan into stardom in the studio. Since then Tristan has had countless tunes played on BBC Radio 1 and remixes signed to some of the worlds biggest record labels including Ministry of Sound (Data Records), Spinnin and High Contrast.
Tristan’s talent doesn’t stop there though. Tristan is also in the midst of a progressing Radio career; he has hosted shows on Ministry Of Sound radio, Fuzion FM & Sunshine Live in Germany.
Tristan’s diversity and skills behind the decks have made him one of the UK’s most versatile and hardworking DJs.
Whether he’s playing a 20,000 capacity arena or a 200 capacity club, he rocks it every time bringing every ounce of energy to his sets and taking his crowds on a sonic journey into the best sounds dance music has to offer.
This summer you can catch Tristan every week @ Judgement Sundays at Eden, Ibiza as well as at London’s famous Gallery nights @ Ministry Of Sound. Tristan also promotes his monthly club in London, remaining one of the top promoters in the city.
ABDJ Award Ceremony & Closing Party Set for October 7
at Marquee Nightclub featuring sets
from Markus Schulz & A-Trak
The votes have all been counted and it’s official — DJ Times magazine and Pioneer DJ are proud to announce that Markus Schulz has been voted ‘America’s Best DJ’ for 2012. The talented Miami-based DJ will be honored October 7 in Las Vegas for the ABDJ Closing Party, which will include a press reception, at Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. After being presented with his trophy–a special Gold-Plated Pioneer mixer—Markus will take to the decks along with special guest A-Trak to cap the wildest Columbus Day Weekend Vegas has ever seen. Even better – the party is free!
“I’ve just found out the amazing news that I’ve been voted America’s Best DJ—it’s a huge honor and I want to thank everyone for their support,” said Markus Schulz from the road, as he continued his tour in support of “Scream,” his latest artist album on Armada Music. “It is has been an extraordinary time for dance music in the United States over the last couple of years. I’d also like to thank the promoters and all the industry people that have worked so hard throughout the years to help DJ culture come of age. Our scene has been built from a foundation of respect and admiration for the music. When I’m on stage doing what I love every week, winning awards is the last thing on my mind. So to win this really means an incredible amount to me, and I am humbled by everyone out there who believes in what I do. I’d like to thank DJ Times, its readership and my hugely loyal fans for their incredible degree of support in this. I’m very proud to represent the booming scene in the US.”
While most of the votes were cast online at the America’s Best DJ website, the America’s Best DJ Summer Tour Presented by Pioneer DJ & DJ Times supported the contest by allowing fans to vote in-person at 20+ club and festival events.
“As always, Pioneer congratulates all the DJs nominated for America’s Best DJ, and we would like to offer special congratulations to Markus Schulz, this year’s winner,” said David “Davey Dave” Arevalo, Sr. Manager – Marketing/Artist Relations for Pioneer Electronics (USA). “Markus has been a leading DJ/producer for two decades now and he’s cultivated a loyal and lasting fanbase. By creating exciting music and maintaining one of the game’s busiest touring schedules, which includes top festivals and club venues, he has helped spread DJ culture around the globe. For all of these accomplishments, he richly deserves this award.”
“I’m very happy to see Markus win America’s Best DJ,” said Sol Shafer, Director of Special Operations & Music, TAO Group, which oversees Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub.“For almost the past decade, I have seen him make people smile and dance—and this is an achievement that is well deserved.”
LOS ANGELES – Aug. 28, 2012 – There’s one journey that unites everyone in the world, the desire to feel connected. The search to find one’s destiny and be set free is fueled through JES’ brand new single “Before You Go” off her mix album Unleash the Beat. The new song, to be released by Black Hole Recordings through Magik Muzik Imprint and Ultra Records on Sept. 17th, brings together JES andEurope’s most sought-after beat maker, Andy Duguid for the very first time.
(Remix Preview and Itunes Pre-Order Links will go live on Aug 31st)
JES is the chart-topping, award-winning artist who has packed four albums and two Billboard #1 singles into five short years as a solo artist while touring internationally and collaborating with countless superstar DJ’s and producers like Tiësto, Armin Van Buuren, Kaskade, BT, Richard Durand and Cosmic Gate. Her new single, takes quiet instances contained in the chaos of life, and sums up every “what might have been?” moment and sets it to a contagious electronic opus made by Andy.
“I’m obsessed with every facet of city living, and what inspired me to write “Before You Go” are the ‘what if?’ daydreams we all have in those idle moments” says JES. “Those short fantasies, just imagining that everything could change with one glance across a crowded subway car or a stolen conversation in a coffee bar.”
After creating the lyrics, JES sought out someone who could design the sound that fit her vision. The EMD heavyweight found her match in skilled Scottman, Andy Duguid. The original pairing creates a magnetic force on the track.
“I had written the song and I was really happy with my vocals but when I sent it out to some producers I wasn’t inspired by what was coming back. I just knew when I heard Andy’s first draft, that he totally got the song and found the perfect sonority for it right away” says JES.
JES’s dynamic vocals fused with Andy’s electric sound brings a pulsing urgency to the single. Andy’s original mix and radio edit keep the prog wheels turning with a vocal heavy arrangement that is as melodically satisfying as it is rhythmically inspired by JES’s lyrics.
A super strong remix package features a trademark Taxigirl Edit and Mike Saint Jules reinvents the song with his signature sound of effect laden power-trance. Pedro Del Mar rips up the dance floor with a classic high intensity emo trance remix that will keep hands in the air from start to finish. Tech lovers will choose Re-Zone’s sparse but inventive techno infused offering that keeps the drops coming. Timothy Allen & Loverush take dance floors by force with their disco tinged prog house mix that lays screaming lead lines against deep chords and a pounding beat that just won’t stop. It won’t be long before “Before You Go” will hit the world’s dance floors with a bang.
JES has collected awards from the prestigious International Dance Music Awards at Miami’s WMC, the ISC (International Songwriting Competition 2008, 2009 and 2010) and topped Billboard’s “Most Played Dance Songs of the Decade” chart (2000-2010). Her most recent album release is “Unleash The Beat” and includes the radio hits “Awaken” and ”Every Other Way” (with BT). “Awaken”, a single from last year’s album “High Glow” (Ultra Music / Magik Musik) has also been a staple of dance music radio’s daytime play lists. Unstoppably staying on top of the game, JES now presents her brand new collaboration with Scotsman Andy Duguid.
Things may have been a bit silent on the Andy Duguid front, but behind the scenes he has been working very hard. Andy, who regularly performs as a DJ, has been in his studio for quite some time to work on new tracks, countless remixes and a new artist album. Andy made one thing perfectly clear wit his latest singles “I Want To Believe” (with Shannon Hurley) and “Music Box” (with Lizzie Curious) and that is that sound has evolved and grown. With the anthems “Don’t Belong” and “Wasted”, which both featured on Tiësto’s In Search of Sunrise series in his pocket, Andy built a rock solid reputation and so far released his album “Believe” and the mix compilation “Miracle Moments”. Regularly touring the globe to deliver his highly acclaimed live sets, Andy now once again confirms his status as a top producer with this fabulous new collaboration with Queen of Rocktronica, JES.
Jes, The #1 Female Vocalist In Electronic Music, Returns To Miami As One Of The Top Featured Performers At UMF March 2012
WHO: Queen of Rocktronica, JES
WHAT: JES, the most sought-after female vocalist in electronic dance music,returns to Miami as one of the top featured performers at Ultra Music Festival 2012. Fresh off releasing her brand new video,“It’s Too Late” taken from her highly acclaimed album High Glow,JES will perform at the sold-out Ultra Music Festival on March 25, the world’s premiere electronic music festival, in downtownMiami. As well as appear and perform at special engagements throughout the week.
Recently landing on the MTV’s Buzzworthy Top 5 Must Hear Pop Songs of the Week for her incredible collaboration with Robbie Rivera “Turn It Around,” JES promises explosive performances throughout the Festival.
In addition to her current single “It’s Too Late,”Jes has released “Can’t Stop,” off her mix albumUnleash The Beat,collaborating with acclaimed German DJ Ronski Speed for the song,which has hits the airwaves with a spectacular video and slamming remix package.
JES’ creativity and artistic expression are never ending, she has launched a monthly radio mix show syndicated to over 20 popular EDM stations allowing fans and listeners to connect with her with access to her personal music vault. The “Unleash The Beat” Mix Show is a monthly collection of JES tracks and mashups and features her pick of EDM’s best upcoming releases. The first show (released in January) featured exclusive material including “Show Me So Close,” JES’ now famous mashup featuring one of Calvin Harris’ recent hit “Feels So Close”. Episode #2 is packed with new JES releases and hits from Afro Jack, Tommy Trash and others. It also features a hot new Mashup from JES’ dj lab featuring Avicii.
As the #1 female vocalist in electronic music with GRAMMY Award Nominated collaborations, she is showcased on smash hits by Tiësto, BT, Armin Van Buuren and more, as well as celebrated for her innovative solo albums including her newest releases High Glowand her mix album“Unleash the Beat.”
The singer, visionary, innovator and talented performer is anticipated to be one of the biggest highlights of Ultra Music Festival.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 – Sunday, March 25, 2012
SCHEDULE OF JES’ APPEARANCES AND PERFORMANCES:
March 20: Oceans 10 Jes hosts her own show, performing and Dj’ing with the International House Cartel
March 21: Sirius XM Party. JES will perform “Awaken” one of the top played BPM songs of 2011and will guest host the BPM countdown
After the smash success of the third annual Electric Zoo, Made Event is pleased to announce that Early Bird passes for Electric Zoo 2012 go on sale today at 1 p.m. EDT. Buy your Early Bird pass at www.electriczoofestival.com. The supply is very limited, so don’t miss out! Electric Zoo 2012 will take place at Randall’s Island Park, NYC, on Labor Day Weekend, August 31 to September 2, 2012.
The Official Electric Zoo 2011 Recap Video has just been released! Recapture a glimpse of the magic that was Electric Zoo 2011 in this official post-festival recap video, just released today on our Youtube channel. Watch the video here: Youtube.com/ElectricZooNY.
Electric Zoo: New York’s Electronic Music Festival now in its 3rd year, featured more than 100 of the world’s biggest electronic music talent, including DJs and live acts, providing the finest techno, trance, house, dubstep, electro, indie dance music and more across four stages on beautiful Randall’s Island Park. Electric Zoo received a coveted IDMA nomination for “Best U.S. Festival” and “Best Music Event” by URB magazine, as well as press coverage from major media outlets like CNN, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Village Voice, Time Out New York, New York Post, The Source, DJ Mag, Mixmag and Ocean Drive, establishing it as New York City’s premier electronic music festival as well as a top American event. After a sold-out capacity crowd of 50,000 over 2 days in 2010, Electric Zoo expanded to a new 3-day format with over 85,000 attendees in 2011. This year’s lineup included headlining sets by: Tiësto, David Guetta and Armin van Buuren with Moby, Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Benny Benassi, Boys Noize, Calvin Harris, Carl Cox, Diplo, Richie Hawtin, Skrillex and many more. For more information, please go to: www.electriczoofestival.com.
About Made Event
Made Event, helmed by Mike Bindra and Laura De Palma, working with a team of industry leaders, is committed to excellence in the programming, promotion, and production of electronic dance music events. They stand at the vanguard of their field due to the world-renowned caliber of entertainment and expert production values they bring into a variety of distinctive and innovative venues. In 2009, Made Event launched the inaugural Electric Zoo and was nominated for “Promoter of the Year” by URB magazine and “Best Music Event” and “Best Event Promoter” by the International Dance Music Awards for the best of 2010. With over 25 years of combined experience, and over 400 successful events produced in New York City and Miami, Made Event continues to set the bar for quality electronic music events.