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CRSSD Festival – Crossing Over From The Main Stage

Guest post by Saxe Coulson

Although many European brands have managed to curate festivals that feature all house and techno artists, it seems as if the United States is still a bit behind. Awakenings did not take place again in New York this year and Time Warp hasn’t continued past its 2014 and 2015 editions either. Woogie Weekend is also not going to be taking place again this year and neither is the smaller Freeform Festival in Pennsylvania.

Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit contains 90% house and techno acts, and has grown in size every year with more and more after-parties taking place and more brands and sponsors coming on board. This is partly due to the festival being located in Detroit, the birthplace of techno, the long-running history and quality of the festival itself and its after-parties, and the chance to see artists that normally don’t come to the United States. Detroit has been playing homage to techno since the ‘80s and Movement Festival is a highly acclaimed and widely celebrated event that draws visitors from all over the country and beyond.

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Q&A and Global Vibe Radio Episode 049 feat. Stefan Weise

Welcome back to Global Vibe Radio!

For this 49th episode we have enlisted the musical prowess of producer and DJ Stefan Weise. Now residing in the United States, Stefan is originally from Italy and Germany, and has been involved with electronic music production and DJing for over two decades. He discovered his passion thanks to his father, who was a DJ in Italy, and an upbringing that included a lot of early introduction to underground electronic music, as well as funk, soul, Motown, disco and acid house.

Heavily influenced by Detroit and Amsterdam techno, sci-fi concepts and science, Stefan has been the host of the monthly “Blue Industries” radio show on Proton Radio for over a decade, and has released on labels such as Wolf Trap, Lucidflow, Audiophile Deep, Frequenza, Moveubabe Records, PUNCHIS Black, Eintakt and Evoked Recordings. Stefan just released his Paradrum EP on 3KM Records, containing an original, a personal take on the title-track and a remix by Nadja Lind. The EP, which has received early support from the likes of Danny Tenaglia, Ian Pooley, Fred P, Fabrice Lig and Ben Sims, is available for purchase via Beatport.

Enjoy the mix below and read on for our interview with him in honor of the occasion.

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The DGTL Revolution: Leading The Way In Festival Sustainability

Born in Amsterdam as a two-day festival, DGTL has quickly expanded with editions now taking place in Barcelona and São Paolo in Brazil, as well as hosted curated showcases during ADE.

The DGTL 2017 edition will take place on April 15th and 16th during Easter Weekend, once again providing a differing festival experience than its competitors by bringing in heavyweights in techno and house, paired up with local and international emerging talent. The roster of talent, which this year includes acts such as Speedy J, Maceo Plex, Dixon, Lee Burridge, Motor City Ensemble and Mind Against, is all housed on impressive stages within a raw, industrial setting and cutting-edge audio-visual productions.

On top of its musical programming and curated attendee experience, DGTL is also leading the way in festival sustainability thanks to its DGTL Revolution initiative. The program aims to always keep sustainability top-of-mind, through various concerted efforts that see the festival not only raise awareness on the subject of sustainability but constantly search for technological innovations to reduce waste, lower CO2 emissions and stimulate participation from attendees to do the same. We recently tackled the urgent need for sustainability in the music industry, a goal DGTL has been tackling for years now.

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30 Essential Underground Dance Music Venues in the United States

 

After featuring 25 essential clubbing destinations for house and techno in Asia, it’s now time to highlight our very own underground dance music scene here in the States.

While we originally narrowed down our list to 23 essential underground dance music destinations, we recently expanded it to a total of 30 venues you should take the time to visit for techno and house here in the United States. Here they are in alphabetical order by city:

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Why You Should Stop CDJ Shaming (A Message to Vinyl Purists)

 

It seems that the prevalence of CDJ shaming is a direct result of the rise of vinyl-exclusive DJs.

Hey, I incredibly enjoy an all vinyl set when it comes around, but to those who negatively label CDJ users as talentless laypersons are completely missing the point.

Technology has directly revolutionized the dance music community, especially with regards to accessibility, capability, and creativity when it comes becoming and being a DJ in today’s world.

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Music Monday: Listen to Developer’s SlamRadio 223 Mix

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Let’s start Monday with a bang! Up next for this week’s recommendation we have Los Angeles-based Developer.

One of the few remaining artists from LA’s 90’s techno scene, Developer has decades of experience and is now label head of his very own Modularz. The label features productions and remixes from some of his early counterparts in Los Angeles as well as established and emerging talents from around the world.

While mixing, he incorporates computers, controllers, and his extensive library of techno and house-influenced tracks to create pounding and thrilling rhythms.

In this guest mix for SlamRadio he features techno tracks by Ricardo Garduno, Jeroen Search, and The Plant Worker.

Enjoy!

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How To Promote Yourself As A DJ In Your Local Market

 

Imagine how many DJs are out there right now wanting the same things that you want? How many hardworking musicians are competing just to get recognition and be known both in their local market and globally? There are a lot, as a matter of fact there are more than you may even imagine. So what makes you standout? How are you able to promote yourself as a DJ in your local market?

Well, it takes more than just great talent to stand out and get noticed in the music business these days. That is why in order to be successful, it is important for you to know that no matter how great you are, you need to be able to come up with a substantial and steadfast marketing strategy.

Here are some techniques to help you efficiently promote yourself as a DJ in your local market:

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25 Essential Clubbing Destinations for House and Techno in Asia

Whether you are a tourist looking for a way to enjoy your weekend or a local who doesn’t know where to go, we’ve summed up twenty essential clubbing destinations for house and Techno in Asia that you should check out if you happen to be in the right city.

We have arranged them by country in alphabetical order, making this an easy guide for you to refer to any time you find yourself looking for good quality house and techno in the Asian continent.

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Best New Year’s Eve Parties of 2016

Planning on where and how you and your friends can spend New Year’s Eve can be pretty challenging, so we have decided to pick some of the best NYE parties in the United States, giving you options and recommendations on on how to start your 2017 with a bang. We have listed them in alphabetical order by city:

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10 Of The Best DJ Groups In Underground Dance Music

Two heads are certainly better than one, and the dance music circuit is surely no stranger to duos and trios who work great together both inside the studio and out in front of a crowd.

We decided to scour the vast selection of underground dance music acts to list 10 of the best DJ groups in the industry, listed below in alphabetical order:

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