DGN 015 – Hour 2: Justin Michael Guest Mix (October 2013)

DGN 015 – Hour 2: Justin Michael Guest Mix (October 2013)

Signed to Ultra Music, Native Californian Justin Michael may be better known to date for his Billboard and Beatport chart success achieved through his progressive house and electronic-based output, but it’s this love of hard rock and 90s grunge that is now seeing him develop a new sound fusing big room electronica with rock influences; and one that is, for now, all his own. Tune in and hear the uniquely solid sound that is only Justin Michael.

Tracklisting:

01. Tristan Garner’s Exclusive Matrix Intro
02. Discopolis vs. David Guetta – Ain’t No ‘Falling’ Party (Justin Michael Rocktronica Mashup)
03. Darwin & Backwall, Lunde Bros vs. Avicii – Brighton Silhouette Beach – (Justin Michael Mashup)
04. Paul Thomas, Jerome Isma-Ae, & Max Freegrant vs. Sting – Thrill Me with Tomorrow’s S.O.S (Justin Michael Rocktronica Mashup)
05. Jerome Isma-Ae – My Breath Is Running Up The Hill (Isma-Ae Bootleg Mix)
06. Norin & Rad vs. Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding – “I Need Your Pistol Whip Love” (Justin Michael Mashup)
07. Justin Michael & Digital Freq – “Follow You” (feat. Leon) (Due out on Armada Soon!)
08. Jerome Isma-Ae & Sebastian Krieg – “GT40”  (Original Mix)
09. Jerome Isma-Ae & Justin Michael – “Awaken” (feat. Novi) (Due out on Jee Recordings Soon!)
10. Kaskade vs. Avicii – “Jailbait Atmosphere” (Justin Michael Mashup)
11. Jeremy Olander vs. Kent – “Petroleum” (Original Mix)
12. Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano vs. Sebastian Ingrosso, Tommy Trash, John Martin – “Lethal Industry Reload” (Justin Michael Mashup)
13. Justin Michael – “Young Forever” (feat. Phillip LaRue) (Original Mix)

About Justin Michael:

Signed to Armin Van Buuren’s Armada Music, Justin’s latest single – ‘Eyes Closed’ featuring Saint Motel’s A/J Jackson – is already a top 20 hit on the Beatport progressive house charts, sitting alongside cuts from Avicii, Sander van Doorn and Hardwell, and mirroring the success of his first single on Armada, ‘Too Late Tomorrow’, which reached #12 on its progressive house charts. ‘Eyes Closed’, however, is a different dancefloor beast.

Blending big room synths, progressive house and contemporary electronica with soaring guitar solos and the rock-edge vocal of A/J Jackson may sound like nothing you’ve ever heard before, but that’s because it is. ‘Eyes Closed’ demonstrates Justin’s growth as an artist, and showcases a sound that is, for now, all his own. A reinvention? Justin prefers to call it a progression of his career as an artist.

As an Ultra Records artist alongside Tiesto, Deadmau5, and Calvin Harris, Justin enjoyed international acclaim on the back of ‘Her World Goes On’, a single produced & co-written alongside friend Bruno Mars, with whom Justin has clocked up serious studio time over the past few years. ‘Trouble’ featuring Heather Bright, meanwhile, hit #24 on the Billboard Dance Charts and, as one of the vocalist and songwriter’s first collaborations in the electronic scene, reinforced Justin’s talent for nurturing emerging artists.

But it’s not just with new artists that Justin has enjoyed success; he’s been commissioned by major labels Warner, Sony and Atlantic Records to remix major pop and rock stars including Linkin Park, Jason Derulo, Ludacris, Ciara, Toni Braxton and American Idol runner up Adam Lambert.

Indeed, it’s Justin’s studio work that sets him apart from countless other producers around the world. What you hear under the Justin Michael name is all Justin Michael; he’s as comfortable in the studio as he is playing to club or festival crowds. Drawing on Dutch heritage on his Mother’s side, it’s perhaps fitting he’s now signed to Armin’s Armada Music. Working alongside the Dutchman from his base in Los Angeles, Justin is well placed to take advantage of the United States’ insatiable appetite for electronic dance music (EDM) while crafting cutting-edge sounds that fit Armada’s diverse repertoire.

As more and more artists converge on Los Angeles for inspiration, Justin is continuing to link with both new and established talent from both in and outside the EDM scene for exciting collaborations. Regular tours to South America, Asia and across the United States provide further inspiration for the studio; whether he’s at Club Womb in Tokyo, Escape in Amsterdam, exploring the rhythmic confines of Brasil or opening for Kaskade at sold-out nights at Hollywood’s Paladium, Justin’s output continues to transcend genres, geographies and cultures.

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Ultra Music Festival Breaks Records On Its 15th Anniversary + 2014 Dates!

AFTER 2 WEEKENDS, 330,000 ATTENDEES ANDOVER 10 MILLION UNIQUE LIVE STREAM VIEWERS, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL OFFICIALLY CELEBRATES ITS BIGGEST, MOST SUCCESSFUL YEAR YET!

Ultra Music Festival 2013 - Miami, FL

“Looking back over the three days of dance music theatrics, it’s fair to say Ultra does nothing by halves…This year’s festival brought in crowds of over 150,000 ragers on both weekends, and there was no shortage of definitive moments…after Sunday’s Swedish send-off, the question is, how to top it in 2014?” – InTheMix

ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL officially concluded this past weekend as its most successful, elaborate and record-breaking year yet! After more than 330,000 electronic and live music enthusiasts descended upon downtown Miami’s transformed Bayfront Park to attend the colossal annual event – which took place over two weekends for the first time in its 15 year history – ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL looks back fondly at some of the highlights, records and memorable moments that made this year so very special.

For the first time ever, all SIX DAYS of the world’s premiere electronic event were streamed live over the internet via Ultra’s official YouTube channel UMF TV, in a broadcast which saw over 200 of the world’s leading DJs and electronic musicians watched by an audience of over 10 MILLION unique viewers from all corners of the globe – officially making it the most viewed festival event in North America to date!

Arguably the most notable climax of the festival was the last ever show from world-dominating Scandinavian trio, Swedish House Mafia. This scintillating final performance, full to the brim with mind-frazzling lights and pyrotechnics, state-of-the-art dynamic visuals, a back catalogue of their greatest hits new and old – and a hefty pinch of nostalgia thrown in for good measure of course – was in turn watched online by over 200,000 concurrent fans worldwide. This figure has now been officially declared by YouTube as the highest concurrent number of views for any US non-sponsored music stream!

Another incredible new addition, which must not go without special mention, was the sheer enormity of this year’s  LIVE STAGE and its talent. Set within the formidable amphitheater, and with live performances from the likes of Dog Blood, Azealia Banks, Snoop Dogg, Disclosure, Krewella, The Weeknd, Pretty Lights, Faithless, Booka Shade, Hot Chip, Crystal Castles, and many more, this newly concieved stage area heavily contributed to what was, by far, the most diverse and star-studded billing of talent in the festival’s 15 year history.

Although the lengthy plethora of highlights is far too immense to mention in full, other memorable moments included deadmau5’s return to Ultra with his stunning ‘Cube’ live show; Avicii’s second weekend performance on the eye-watering main-stage, in which he debuted brand new material from his upcoming album (with a slew of live appearances from legends such as Aloe Blacc, Mac Davis, Audra Mae and Dan Tyminski, and three members from the iconic Incubus – Mike Einziger, Jose Pasillas and Ben Kenney); and the surprise appearance of Grammy-winning guitarist Slash, who joined Dirty Dutch front-runner Chuckie during his main stage set for a live performance of their collaboration “Rocktronica.”

Following what has been by far the most extraordinary festival in the event’s mammoth 15 year history, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL has also announced that they will return next year from March 28th-30th, 2014.

Looking forward, the next installment from Ultra Worldwide comes in the form of ULTRA IBIZA in May 2013. The exact details have yet to be announced, but you can stay tuned to the official Facebook page for up-to-minute information on dates, lineups and ticketing!

Ultra Music 2014 Dates - March 28, 29, 30 2014

About ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL
As the world’s most famous outdoor electronic music festival, ULTRA has won “Best Music Event” by the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) six consecutive years, from 2005 to 2011, “Best International Dance Music Festival” by the Ibiza DJ Awards in 2008 and “Best Festival” by the Village Voice Media New Times consecutively five years running from 2005 through 2009.  Originally created as a pure electronic music festival in 1999, ULTRA has grown through the years to present not only the genre’s hottest, biggest and best headline artists (The Prodigy, Swedish House Mafia, The Chemical Brothers, Tiësto, David Guetta, deadmau5, Underworld, Kraftwerk, Armin van Buuren, Moby, Fatboy Slim, Justice, Carl Cox and Avicii to name a few), but also crossover headline bands that incorporate EDM elements in their music and have a history or new beginning in the EDM community and culture (The Cure, The Killers, New Order, Duran Duran, The Black Eyed Peas, Erasure, M83, Santigold, The Ting Tings, Cut Copy, Empire of the Sun and Bloc Party). In 2012, global pop icon Madonna appeared as a special surprise guest—the festival’s gift to their fans—to introduce the main stage final headlining artist AVICII, joining him behind the decks to premiere his UMF remix of her new single “Girl Gone Wild.”  The year also was the subject of CAN U FEEL IT, a major documentary feature about the festival, which was shown in over 500 theatres nation-wide.  Together with its signature, cutting-edge productions, ULTRA is unrivalled by consistently presenting the world’s greatest, most diverse EDM line-ups year after year. In 2013, as it celebrated its 15 year anniversary, ULTRA became the first major EDM festival in the world to expand to two weekends: March 15, 16 and 17 and March 22, 23 and 24. Both weekends sold out with a combined total of over 330,000 people in attendance from 95 countries, breaking the festival’s previous record. A global brand, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL takes place in Miami, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Ibiza and Korea, expanding into Europe with ULTRA EUROPE July 2013 in Croatia.

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28th Annual International Dance Music Awards (IDMA 2013) Winners Announced!

28th Annual International Dance Music Awards (IDMA 2013) Winners Announced

Ladies and gents, the IDMA 2013 winners have officially been announced!

28th Annual International Dance Music Awards (IDMA 2013) Winners Announced

Lifetime Achievement:
Nile Rodgers

1. Best Underground Dance Track:
Not Listening – Maya Jane Coles

2. Best Alternative/Indie Rock Dance Track:
Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye Feat. Kimbra

3. Best Indie Dance Track:
Just Let Me Dance (Maxxi Sound System Remix) – Scandal

4. Best Latin Dance Track
International Love – Pitbull Feat. Chris Brown

5. Best Commercial/Pop Dance Track
Sweet Nothing – Calvin Harris Feat. FlorenceWelch

6. Best House/Garage/Deep House Track
Love Somebody Else Feat. Joi Cardwell – Maceo Plex & Jon Dasilva

7. Best R & B/Urban Dance Track
Where Have You Been – Rihanna

8. Best Electro/Tech House Track
Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia Feat. John Martin

9. Best Rap/Hip Hop Dance Track
Wild Ones – Flo Rida Feat. Sia

10. Best Trance Track
J’ai Envie De Toi – Armin van Buuren presents Gaia

11. Best Progressive Track
The Veldt – Deadmau5 Feat. Chris James

12. Best Dubstep/DnB/Jungle Track
Bangarang Feat. Sirah – Skrillex

13. Best Minimal/Techno Track
Goes On – Umek & Stefano Noferini

14. Best Chillout/Lounge Track
Lick It (Kaskade’s Ice Mix) – Kaskade & Skrillex

15. Best Break-Through DJ
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

16. Best European DJ
Hardwell

17. Smirnoff’s Best North American DJ
Kaskade

18. Best Global DJ
Armin van Buuren

19. Best Radio Station (Global)
BBC Radio 1

20. Best Terrestrial Radio Station (US)
WKTU 103.5 – New York, NY

21. Best Radio Mix Show DJ (Global)
Armin van Buuren

22. Best Compilation
Ultra 2012 – Ultra Records

23. Best Full Length DJ Mix
R3hab – Electric Daisy Carnival V.3

24. Best Producer
Armin van Buuren

25. Best Remixer
Hardwell

26. Best Music Video
Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia Feat. John Martin – (Dir: Christian Larson)

27. Best Podcast
A State Of Trance – Armin van Buuren

28. Best Break-Through Artist (Solo)
Zedd

29. Best Break-Through Artist (Group)
Krewella

30. Best Artist (Solo)
Avicii

31. Best Artist (Group)
Swedish House Mafia

32. Best Music Media Resource (Online or Print)
DJ Mag

33. Best Music App
SoundCloud

34. Best Music Label Promoter or Exec In-House
Eelko van Kooten – Spinnin’ Records

35. Best Independent Music Promotion/Marketing
Cary Vance – Promo Only Promotions

36. Best Music Retailer
iTunes

37. Best Dance Music Specialty Retailer
Beatport.com

38. Best Promo Subscription Service/Music Pool
Promo Only

39. Best American Music Label
Ultra Music

40. Best Global Music Label
Armada Music

41. Best Music Event
Tomorrowland – Boom, Belgium

42. Best Event Promoter
Insomniac Events

43. Best US Club
Space – Miami, FL

44. Best Global Club
Space – Ibiza

45. Best Headphones
Beats By Dr. Dre – Studio from Monster

46. Best Mixer/Controller
Pioneer – DJM-2000 Nexus

47. Best CD Player
Pioneer – CDJ-2000

48. Best Club Sound System (Manufacturer)
JBLAudio

49. Best Club Sound System (Design)
Ministry Of Sound – London- Martin Audio

50. Best Pro Studio Product of the Year
Apple – Logic Pro 9

51. Best Keyboard or Sampler
Native Instruments – Maschine

52. Best Manufacturer of the Year
Pioneer

53. Best Studio Software
Apple – Logic Pro 9

54. Best DJ Software
Virtual DJ

55. Best New Product of the Year
Pioneer – RMX-1000

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DGN 008 – Hour 2: Séva Guest Mix (Mar 2013)

DGN 008 – Hour 2: Seva Guest Mix (Mar 2013)

Tracklisting:

  1. Deadmau5, Kaskade, Otto Knows & Tonic – Million Voices (Funk Avy’s “Move For Me” Bigroom Bootleg) [CDR]
  2. The Sleepover, Prendii vs. Tonic vs. Knife Party – Bitch Please Internet Friends (Bl3nd Mashup [SÉVA Rerub]) [CDR]
  3. Tonic – Me (Original Mix) [Panda Funk Records]
  4. Flo Rida – Good Feeling (Jaywalker Dub Mix) [Poe Boy/Atlantic]
  5. Avicii vs. Hardwell vs. Cazzette – Levels (DJ Mexxy Mashup) [CDR]
  6. Nicky Romero vs. Maya & Ido Shoam vs. Itay Kalderon & Ben Azoulay vs. Kaskade vs. East Freaks – First Time It Down In Toulouse (SÉVA Mashup) [CDR]
  7. R3hab vs. Swanky Tunes (feat. Max C) vs. Hardwell – Cobra Sending My Love Rocket (Fun Mashup) [CDR]
  8. Hard Rock Sofa & Swedish House Mafia vs. Thomas Gold – Save The Marsch Of Kaleidoscope (Craase Bootleg) [CDR]
  9.  Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party vs. Tom Fall vs. Hard Rock Sofa vs. Swanky Tunes – iROK-Antidote (Petty Chrais & Mexxy Fucking Mashup) [CDR]
  10. Hard Rock Sofa & Swanky Tunes vs. Eva Simons – Here We Go Like You (Fabien Jora Bootleg) [CDR]
  11. New Order vs. Hermetic Dust – Confusion One Love (SÉVA Mashup) [CDR]
  12. Afrojack vs. Eric Prydz vs. Rolvario vs. Marco V vs. Hardwell vs. DJ Max Electro (feat. Sian Evans) – Pjanoo Louder Rokker (SÉVA Mashup) [CDR]
  13. Hardwell vs. Soulsearcher – Can’t Get Enough Of Triangles (DJ.StEiNaR M. Bootleg) [CDR]

About Séva:

Local to the San Francisco electronic music scene, SÉVA is best known for his high-energy electro progressive sound. His infectious rhythm drives the prime time of underground venues and turns the energy up to 11. Originally inspired by the music at Burning Man, Séva has successfully established himself as a desired DJ in the burner community. His recent musical projects have resulted in original mashup productions, which he features in his cohesive and engaging live sets. Ranked as one of Five Top DJs at Burning Man by Festival Zoo magazine, Séva is on a fast track to the prime time. For more of his work, check out Séva’s Soundcloud page and website.

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COMMUNITY: Sensation Germany Video, North America Tour + 2013 Release News – Moguai Caps Off an Amazing 2012!

Sensation Germany Video, North America Tour + 2013 Release News - Moguai Caps Off an Amazing 2012!

What a year it’s been for MOGUAI, kicking off with the release of his second full-length album ‘MPIRE’ back in January on dance music juggernaut deadmau5’s label mau5trap. This long-player contains a veritable bounty of jaw-dropping material and has produced some simply unbelievable singles, including the massive Beatport #1 ‘MPIRE’, ‘LYME (MOGUAI’s Crushed Lyme Mix)’ and also Tommy Trash’s Club Mix for their collaboration on ‘IN N’ OUT’. In addition to churning out his own works, his remixing magic is continually being enlisted by the biggest and best; he’s delivered his unique twist to singles by American Idol winner and pop superstar Kelly Clarkson, Dim Mak Records kingpin Steve Aoki, and the musical legend that is Moby – to name just a few! MOGUAI also co-produced a new track for one of the biggest girl groups on the planet, Girls Aloud, which is included on their Greatest Hits album Ten called “Every Now And Then”.

His non-stop touring schedule has taken him from the US to Japan and almost everywhere in between, seeing him thrill audiences with his unique style in the finest clubs and most lauded festival lineups on the planet. Highlights of 2012 include 7 shows in 5 days during Miami Music Week that came just after his debut on BBC Radio 1’s illustrious Essential Mix, playing poolside at Ushuaia in Ibiza for Avicii Sundays, a second successful tour of Asia and numerous festival appearances including Beyond Wonderland, Sunrise Festival and most recently at Sensation Germany.

WATCH HIGHLIGHTS OF MOGUAI AT SENSATION GERMANY 2012

You’d be forgiven for thinking that all this would be more than enough to keep one person busy, but – as we’ve come to expect with someone as dedicated to his craft as MOGUAI – he’s always pushing himself to do more. Throughout the year his ‘PUNX UP THE VOLUME’ radio show has grown from strength to strength and is now on the schedules of some of the best stations for dance music in the world, including 1Live in Germany, France’s Underground FGDance Tunes Radio in The Netherlands and USA station iHeartRadio’s ‘Evolution’ channel from the beginning of December.

There’s plenty more too to come from this mix maestro in the coming months as we move into 2013; his collaboration ‘MAMMOTH’ with Belgian brothers Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (featured in the Tomorrowland 2012 official aftermovie) will get its eagerly awaited release at the beginning of next year, so be sure to keep an eye out for further news on this release. With a tour of North America through January, once again dance music lovers the world over are being spoilt by the main man MOGUAI.

MOGUAI NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES:

  • 05.01 Wall – MIAMI
  • 10.01 Lure – LOS ANGELES
  • 11.01 Time Supper Club – MONTREAL
  • 17.01 Fluxx – SAN DIEGO
  • 19.01 Fivesixty – VANCOUVER
  • 25.01 Vessel – SAN FRANCISCO
  • 26.01 Santos Party House – NEW YORKCITY
  • 01.02 Brrrr! Winter Music Festival – TORONTO
  • 02.02 Beta – DENVER
  • 06.02 Studio Paris – CHICAGO
  • 07.02 Kilroys @ Dunkirk – INDIANAPOLIS
  • 08.02 Lit Ultrabar – PHILADELPHIA
  • 09.02 Era Nightclub – OTTAWA
  • 22.02 Yost Theater – ORANGECOUNTY

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DGN 004 – Hour 1: Arthur Galestian Mix (Sep 2012)

Dance: Global Nation: Episode 004 - September 2012 - Hour 1: Arthur Galestian Mix

An exclusive mix for Dance: Global Nation with some of the biggest tunes Arthur is supporting on the dance floor at the moment!

Tracklisting:

1. Lucid – I Can’t Help Myself (Tim Mason Remix)
2. Marco V – 10PM (Original Mix)
3. Kaskade & Deadmau5 vs. Michael Woods – Move For First Aid (Kaskade Mash-Up)
4. Paul Oakenfold (ft. J. Hart) – Surrender (Maison & Dragen Remix)
5. Zedd (ft. Matthew Koma) – Spectrum (Deniz Koyu Remix)
6. Hard Rock Sofa & Swanky Tunes – Here We Go (Original Mix)
7. Albin Myers – The Beast (Original Mix)
8. Thomas Newson – Delta (Original Mix)
9. Judge Jules & Corderoy – Give Me A Reason (Original Mix)
10. Save The Robot – Party People (Original Mix)
11. David Guetta (ft. Sia) – She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) (Extended Mix)
12. Alesso (ft. Matthew Koma) – Years (Vocal Extended Mix)

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