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MC Mario Proves The DJ Is A Rockstar

Canada’s premier DJ, MC Mario, launched to mainstream success with his myriad of remix compilations and long-running syndicated radio programs. The Montreal-based DJ was nominated for Juno Awards in 2001 and 2004 in the Best Dance Recording category and he also received the Hall of Fame prize at the Montreal DJ Awards in 2009. Now, Mario has released his original production, Rockstar. When he isn’t Djing, Mario runs one of the biggest Canadian nightclubs, 1234. Check out the videos below to see the raw energy Mario brings to his records and releases!

DJ Mike Borowski Reviews Jochen Simms And Luciana’s Single Wicked Workout

Mike Borowski spins his own brand of pop/dance/disco silliness in monthly residence at Pieces (NYC) and in private residences at Chez 13 (NYC), Floral House (FIRE ISLAND PINES), 103 Commercial (PROVINCETOWN) and Timberstone Lodge (GREENWOOD LAKE, NY). He also writes the weekly dance music column The Borowski Spin for DJ Borowski reviewed the new single from Jochen Simms and Luciana Wicked Workout,

‘Wicked Workout’ is NOT a Zumba class to songs by green-skinned witches! It’s instead a collaboration between DJ Jochen Simms and British singer Luciana about a blatant invitation to get down. If Luciana sounds familiar, she’s also featured on Tiesto’s current ‘We Run The Night’ as well as the recent Betty White ditty ‘I’m Still Hot’

Check Out Bombs Away’s Full Creamfields Recap With DJ Kronic

We already featured a preview of Bombs Away’s killer Creamfields set with DJ Kronic. Now FULL recap takes you backstage behind one of their biggest performances to date! Watch as the boys drop their hit Super Soaker in front of a roaring festival crowd. Creamfields is the epitome of international festivals and these boys brought their vivacious antics to an audience of screaming fans – Check it out!

DJs From Mars Are Featured On Mashup Culture 2

The second album from Mashup culture is here and this time the bootleg kings, DJs From Mars are on the bill! Watch as the boys “make something fresh from something stale”. Let Ms. Sue Teller explain what mashups are and how to make one, word! Other featured artists include Fissunix, Elocnep, Laura B, Amoraboy,Mighty MIke, and more. For more information on the compilation, click HERE.

Contribute To Schiller’s Capture The Sun Project

Schiller has an exciting new project entitled, Capture The Sun. The award-winning, iconic producer invites fans to become a party of his upcoming  global release. All you need to do is submit a sun-filled photo and a brief inspiring story. This is your shot to become a part of the Schiller’s remarkable legacy! Click HERE to enter!

Check Out The Latest Alien Selection From DJs From Mars

Your favorite extraterrestrials are back with their newest installment of Alien Selection. This weeks mix features tracks from Sergio Mendes, Tommy Trash, and Porter Robinson. This unstoppable production duo transform ATB’s classic release 9pm, mashing it with Juxtapose’s Came and Went. Check out all the Mash-up madness below. Also be sure to check out their Top Italian DJs For Children 2012 Beach Club teaser!

AddictedToRadio’s DJ Lori Features Kevin Doherty And Amba Shepherd’s Lifeline’s resident Ms. Thang, smokin’ hot mixologist DJ Lori, is one of the country’s hottest DJ’s. As a Billboard Reporter and club jock, DJ Lori’s busy but never too busy to put together an incredibly unique set that will have you screaming for more. DJ Lori recently featured the new single from Kevin Doherty and Amba Shepherd, Lifeline. Click Here to check out her massive set where she also features tracks from Richard Grey, Cedric Gervais, Sebastian Ingrosso, and More!

Did Pendulum Split Up?

There will be no further Pendulum live shows. There are no current plans for a new album in 2013,”

the bands frontman Rob Swire announced on Twitter. Swire has be focusing on his role as half of the DJ/Production duo, Knife Party. He elaborated on his break from Pendulum in an interview with Australia’s Triple J,

We’re having too much fun with this project. It’s also great because Pendulum towards the end sort of felt like we were doing it because we had to and that’s never a fun way to do music.

While Swire may be done with Pendulum, members Paul “El Hornet” Harding and Ben “The Verse” Mount will continue to book DJ sets under the name.

The Aftermath of the Chris Brown and Drake Fight May Be Damaging to NYC Nightlife

Hautenightlife provided a full, in-depth look into the now infamous Chris Brown and Drake bottle fight at W.i.P and the impact it may have on New York City Nightlife. The official voice of the NYC nightlife scene anonymous Twitter @NYNightlife gives his take on the aftermath.

“The aftermath of the Chris Brown and Drake bottle throwing incident at W.i.P. late last Wednesday night is far more complex than the widely viewed photo of shattered glass on the floor of an empty nightclub. The media has had a field day at the expense of a nightclub, the overall safety of bottle service is being questioned, a nightclub manager has been arrested by the NYPD and lawsuits seem to be piling up from the bloody victims of the bottle brawl. What does this all mean for nightlife?

America is a tremendously litigious country, so it is no surprise to see the victims suing W.i.P., but is the club truly the party responsible for the bottle throwing brawl? Isn’t W.i.P. a victim as well?

The media attention upped the police attention enough to temporarily close two nightclubs. NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne told press that W.i.P. had “several violations, in a stipulation agreement that was made between the owners and the NYPD.”

Often times in nightlife, nightclubs are guilty until proven innocent (Jigga, Kelly not guilty). But what about Drake and Meek Mill who allegedly started the fracas? Should they be held accountable for W.i.P. lost revenue and tarnished image?

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is now questioning the safety of bottle service. Even if a bottle service ban was in place, couldn’t people still throw glassware? Or is nightlife banning glassware as well? Maybe City officials want patrons using Solo Cups at nightclubs a la backyard barbecues. Christine Quinn is set to meet with Paul Seres, President of the New York Nightlife Association later this week.”

Click HERE to continue reading the full article!

Electric Daisy Carnival Blows Ravers Away

Electric Daisy Carnival’s return to Las Vegas was almost as dramatic as the festival itself. The spectacle ended early, shutting down the stages due to 70 mph winds. Veteran event planners, Insomniac handled the emergency with poise and didn’t let the winds ruin their spectacle. Clubplanet has an amazing recap of the extravaganza :

“Instead of DJs shutting down stages with mind-blowing beats, nearly all of the stages were literally shut down during the second night of this year’s three-day Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC)at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. A massive windstorm canvassing the desert ran into this 100,000+ attendee/night desert rave, forcing an event full of scantily clad ravers to take a long and quiet chill pill. This total buzzkill was only amplified by the recent news of delusion-inducing bath salt face-eating madness. Jokes and references weren’t the only things flying high in this destructive windstorm.

On Saturday night, when the winds crossed over from annoying to dangerous, festival promotors, Insomniac, were on the wires ASAP, tweeting and posting this statement on their website. They chose to shut down Saturday’s experience to ensure the safety of talent, crew, and attendees. Fortunately, this unreal windstorm did not entirely blow away all that was to be experienced at this massive party parade.

For those who don’t know, EDC is a nocturnal rave that runs Fri-Sun from the hours of 7pm-6am. In 2011, the “flagship” edition of this multi-city festival moved to Las Vegas and was held during a record-breaking weekend of steamy July temperatures that exceeded 115 degrees. Fortunately, 2012′s June Mercury did not burst out of Daisy thermometers, and kept things manageable for the daytime schedule of pool parties, etc. that also took place during the days surrounding Daisy.

So. What else, besides hair-back-and-forth whipping winds, went down at this year’s EDC?

On Friday, two of the stand out sets belonged to Sebastian Ingrosso and Thomas Gold. Around 10:30, Sebastian Ingrosso got behind the decks at the Kinetic field and delivered a full on assault of rocking house beats. Thomas Gold, who was located in a slightly more intimate setting for his 11:15 set, was joined on the Cosmic Meadow stage by a full on drum-line, providing a wickedly dirty delivery of lederjosen-clad drummers and extraordinarily sick beats. In the end, Friday night’s recipient of Clubplanet’s unsanctioned Little Miss Daisy crown was given to Knife Party, who took their crowd on an indescribable journey of a brand new brand of madness.

On that next unpredictably shortened day, Saturday, Sander Van Doorn managed to squeeze a ton of deliciousness into a very tight space on the Kinetic Field, dropping crowd-pleasing faves during his 30 minute set, such as “Nothing Inside” featuring Mayeni, and later showing the crowd the light  with “Love is Darkness.” After Sander, Nicky Romero hopped on the decks and started his set off strong with his “Flash” remix of the Green Velvet banger. Saturday’s freak windstorm caused headliners such as Tiesto and Avicii to never set foot on their anticipated stages while others, such as Armin Van Buuren (AVB), were already on site when the winds began to gust. In a ramshackle twist of fate, AVB made lemonade out of windblown lemons by setting up camp behind his ASOT stage, for a live audience-less broadcast of EDC beats. Here, Armin tag-teamed with Markus Shulz, saving parts of Sirius XM’s exclusive live EDC broadcast, while tweeting, “That ends one of the most bizarre nights of my life.” Bold words for a globally revered superstar DJ. Needless to say, Armin received the Little Miss Daisy Saturday night crown, with Markus Shulz receiving an honorary tiara for also playing the only remaining stage, which had been haphazardly put together by Insomnia to quell the remaining windblown ravers.

Day three offered a charged energy of excitement with the unmistakable festival goodies that always turn up at the Carl Cox and Friends stage. Can a dance festival truly call itself that without that line-up of talent? Carl Cox, how do you do it? Umek warmed the evening (morning?) decks with ridiculous techno beats and John Digweed took over from there, doing his progressive, tech-y, elevating thang. After that, Carl took over and turned this party out. Suddenly, everything made sense again, with his fine breed of techno beats, shamelessly reminding ravers exactly what this desert trek to dance-town is all about. Everything always gels at the Carl Cox stage with new converts spawned at each and every performance. Carl Cox, wear that Little Miss Daisy crown LOUD and proud, because you earned it well for Sunday!

Insomniac carefully combines fantasy elements that create the land of fiction that is the Electric Daisy Carnival. The windstorm that attacked this pop-up nation of carnival rides, crazy costumes and fabulous talent only added to the surreal aspect of the festival, leaving attendees with undoubtedly (and perhaps unexpectedly) unforgettable experiences.”