Check out LessThan3’s coverage of our Carl Cox show last friday!
Backed by Insomniac Events, Exchange LA is rapidly transforming into SoCal’s finest dance music destination. This last Friday, June 15th, the beautiful night club was popping off with Carl Cox spinning well into the morning. The sound quality was crisp, the vibe was classy, and just above our heads huge lasers were bouncing off mirrors all around the room. With a great crowd and superb production values, it’s no wonder this spot is earning a lot of buzz. [Read on…]
We probably don’t need to remind you, but EDC Las Vegas is less than three weeks away. With that being said, it’s time to check out some of the artists who will be spinning at the tech-house/techno stage. First up on our list of must see DJs at EDC is the ever-so-popular Seth Troxler.
Coming in as the number 2 DJ on this year’s Resident Advisor Top 100 DJ list, Troxler is easily one of the most in-demand DJs.
Hailing from Detroit, the birthplace of techno, Troxler is no stranger to the scene. He began his career at the age of 16 working at a local record shop and eventually earning a residency at Detroit’s “The Work” nightclub. Troxler has come a long way since those days, now residing in Berlin, Germany, where he and the rest of his Visionquest crew have become household names.
His deep, groovy, banging techno will have you up and dancing all night long. You might have caught some of Seth Troxler during his back-to-back set with Jamie Jones at this year’s Beyond Wonderland. Well now he’s back in full force rocking the stage at EDC all on his own. Check out Seth Troxler’s recent back-to-back with Ryan Crosson at this year’s WMC Circoloco Party, and be sure to catch him at EDC Las Vegas!
The days of illegal underground warehouse rave parties have long been dead. While there are still the occasional few here and there, for the most part, the scene has hit the mainstream. Gone are the days when events were referred to as “raves”; they have now become large festivals—festivals that hold tens of thousands of event goers and countless numbers of DJs and performers. But while the rest of the world is slowly being introduced to the scene that we all care for and love, there are plenty of DJs who remember and cherish those underground days. One of those DJs is none other than the legendary Steve Lawler, founder of ViVa Music.
Steve Lawler has been in the DJ game since the early 90s and has planned his fair share of illegal underground parties. He has gone from playing in overheated warehouses to residencies at some of the greatest clubs in Ibiza. While he has had the opportunity to play at all of these amazing clubs, Lawler feels that now is the perfect time in his career to bring back that underground feel.
With this burning passion to revive the old days of the underground while still keeping it up to par with the modern day festival standards, Steve Lawler has created his new world tour, “LIFE.” Lawler’s hopes this tour is going to bring back the days when attending the party wasn’t for any other reason than for the love of the music. You can read more about Steve Lawler’s “LIFE” world tour here.
The electronic dance music scene took a giant hit today with the resignation announcement of one very legendary and influential DJ: Danny Tenaglia.
Just last week we were raving to you about how amazing it is that Tenaglia has been able to stay on top of his game for the past 30+ years. It came to us as a shock when we heard of the news today that Tenaglia has decided it’s time to hang up the headphones and call it quits—for now at least.
Tenaglia was an influence to many of today’s top DJs in the scene, even some whose styles are far different from Tenaglia’s. Markus Schulz, a longtime vocal supporter of Tenaglia and the influence he’s had on his career, called today a “very sad day in our industry.” We wish Tenaglia all the best in his time away from his DJ career, and we hope to one day see him back on the decks entertaining the masses!
Danny Tenaglia’s goodbye letter to his fans is viewable in the link below.
Longevity in the music industry is something that many artists struggle to achieve. As a musician you are constantly under pressure to keep your fans entertained. Many artists will crumble under the pressure of the music industry, but every once in a while there comes along an artist who just can’t seem to be stopped. When it comes to the electronic dance music scene, Danny Tenaglia is one of the first DJs that comes to mind.
Having been in the scene for 30+ years now, Tenaglia has seen almost everything there is to see. From the days when DJs were still associated with radio to now, where DJs are playing international shows live in front of thousands of people. While Tenaglia’s DJ style has seen several changes over his 30-year career, one thing has stayed a constant: his love for the scene. His excitement and motivation for new music is just as big now as it was when his career first started.
Electronic dance music is the fastest growing scene in today’s music industry. The youth of today can’t seem to get enough of the style, and the radio stations can’t seem to play it enough. Stations that once were exclusive to strictly pop and rap have now shifted ways and made room for EDM. As the scene continues to expand each day, it is important that we not forget the DJs who helped build and shape it into the scene we have today.
The link above is of Danny Tenaglia’s most recent interview, in which he describes the start of his DJ career. Also be sure to catch Danny Tenaglia at this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival: Las Vegas!
Saturday December 17th 2011 // 21+ LOCO DICE & VICTOR CALDERONE TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5TH AT NOON PT
Loco Dice has the unique ability to tap into the collective imagination, fusing a delicate sense of sound with solid techno inspired grooves. Alongside Victor Calderone, who weaves a myriad of genres to generate an unbeatable energy, this show is sure to be a marathon of shattering beats and boundary-breaking surprises!