15 05, 2024

Chicago House Music’s 40th Anniversary to Be Celebrated in Windy City (Rolling Stone)

By |2024-05-15T18:48:40-05:00May 15th, 2024|Announcements, Chicago, Chicago House Music Festival, Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, Dance Music, DJ, Frankie Knuckles, House, House Music, House Music History, Music News|0 Comments

    TO MARK THE ostensible 40th anniversary of Chicago house music, Derrick Carter and DJ Heather will headline a free event at Chicago’s Daley Plaza, which begins at noon on May 29. House Music 40 has teamed with the ARC Music Festival to produce the event, which Mother Diva will host. It’s the first of several events the city is [...]

12 05, 2024

Artist Spotlight – DJ Sneak (Gray Area)

By |2024-05-12T14:30:26-05:00May 12th, 2024|Chicago, Clubs - Nightlife, Dance Music, DJ, electronic music, Gray Area, House, House Music, House Music History, Interviews, Music, producer|0 Comments

https://youtu.be/96oDgSEpcrQ?si=oLLp9KjXCE8A4Fr2 Overview Born Carlos Sosa in 1969, DJ Sneak emerged as one of the key figures in the second wave of influential Chicago house producers. Though not native to the Windy City, Sneak's musical journey began in the early 1980s when his family moved from Puerto Rico to Chicago. Unable to understand English, Sneak found solace [...]

11 05, 2024

Inside the UK’s thriving free party scene (DJ MAG)

By |2024-05-11T10:28:31-05:00May 11th, 2024|DJ, DJ Equipment Tools Software, DJ Mag, International, London, Music, Report, UK|0 Comments

  Though arguably most prominent in the ’90s, free parties and illegal raves have never gone away. Despite the increased surveillance from authorities, passionate DJs and sound systems continue to throw events in a similar way that they always have, looking to create a sense of community and an alternative to the commodified dance mainstream. [...]

9 05, 2024

How to arrange a Dance Music track (Mixed in Key)

By |2024-05-09T18:45:44-05:00May 9th, 2024|advice, Dance Music, DJ, DJ Equipment Tools Software, electronic music, House, House Music, Mixed in Key, Music, Music Tech|0 Comments

  If you’re writing music for nightclub DJs, there is a formula you need to employ if you want them to play your tracks to a dance-floor. Here’s how to set up your tracks for success. Dropping science The term ‘Dance Music’ can relate to anything from Techno to EDM, House Music to Drum n’ [...]

8 05, 2024

Maz Scores a Beatport #1 with the Brazilian Afro House Burner “Amana” (Beatportal)

By |2024-05-08T20:50:36-05:00May 8th, 2024|Afro House, Afrobeats, Beatport, Clubs - Nightlife, Dance Music, House, Interviews, Music, Music News, New Release|0 Comments

The hotly-tipped Brazilian DJ/producer and label head gives us the low down on his invigorating Afro House tribute to Brazil's indigenous peoples. Hey Maz, congratulations on your Beatport #1! Have you had a chance to celebrate? Hey Beatport fam, thank you so much! I want to thank you all for the support on the track; [...]

7 05, 2024

Revisionist BBC documentary “Disco: The Soundtrack of a Revolution” comes to the US (5 Mag)

By |2024-05-07T21:02:26-05:00May 7th, 2024|5 Magazine, Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, Disco, Music, Music News, Review|0 Comments

  The oracle that still answers to the human name “Brian Eno” has made a lot of good calls in his career, but none so prescient as his reaction when he first heard Giorgio Moroder and Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love.” “This is it!” he exclaimed to David Bowie. “Look no further!” They were in [...]

5 05, 2024

ESG’s infinite influence: how the South Bronx sisters shaped hip-hop and house (DJ Mag)

By |2024-05-05T19:54:43-05:00May 5th, 2024|Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, Dance Music, DJ, DJ Mag, Entertaiment, House Music History, Music, Women|0 Comments

  When the South Bronx dance-punk outfit ESG released their Martin Hannett-produced debut EP in 1981, they had no idea how pivotal their stripped-back, funk-fueled sound would be on the evolution of hip-hop and house music: ‘UFO’ has been sampled over 500 times; ‘Moody’ was a staple in Larry Levan’s Paradise Garage sets. Four decades [...]

2 05, 2024

Louie Vega: ride on the rhythm (DJ Mag)

By |2024-05-02T12:04:54-05:00May 2nd, 2024|Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, Dance Music, Deep House, DJ, DJ Mag, electronic music, House, House Music, House Music History, Louie Vega, Music, Music News, producer, Report|0 Comments

  After four-plus decades of DJing and with a incredible list of releases — much of it produced with longtime partner Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez as Masters At Work — the pioneering Louie Vega would seem to have little to prove. Yet he’s working harder than ever, with the same energy he had as a young [...]

30 04, 2024

Nearly half of DJs say gigs are harder to find and pay less post-Covid, per IMS business report (MusicTech)

By |2024-04-30T21:03:00-05:00April 30th, 2024|Dance Music, DJ, electronic music, Music, Music News|0 Comments

  While live shows remain the biggest source of income for most DJs surveyed, 85 per cent would rather spend their time making music. Nearly half of DJs find that securing gigs has become more challenging and less lucrative in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the 2024 IMS Business Report. The annual [...]

27 04, 2024

UNCLE WAFFLES: “WHEN A STAGE REQUIRES ME TO GO BIG, I ALWAYS THINK ‘HOW BIG CAN I GO?’” (MIXMAG)

By |2024-04-30T20:17:46-05:00April 27th, 2024|Amapiano, Clubs - Nightlife, Interviews, MixMAg, Music, Music News, New Release, South Africa, Uncategorized|0 Comments

    Uncle Waffles' international success represents an exhilarating era for southern African music. As her groundbreaking career continues its ascent, the Eswatini DJ, producer and performer speaks to Natty Kasambala about the ancestral power of log drums, the universal language of dancing, and touching grass It’s impossible to think of amapiano on the global stage without [...]

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