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C5 Redefining the Game of Beer Pong

Calling all beer pong lovers! The game is about to take on a whole different meaning. Say hello to C5, the company revolutionizing the way beer pong has been played since freshman year of college thanks to their custom beer pong tables.

Joseph Mollo, C5 Founder, began his journey in his garage where he decided that cheap plastic tables wouldn’t cut it anymore. That’s when he took to designing a table worthy of the game. This resulted in a stellar looking table that could hold up, even in the midst of the most intense beer pong games. As seen to the left, the table includes a new shot to the game as well as raised ends to allow for cup and ball storage. C5 is now the largest producer of custom beer pong tables. From bars to college frat houses to your own garage, C5 hopes to make those awful foldaway tables a thing of the past.

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Miami Music Week 2014: Interview with Treasure Fingers

Best known for the breakout release of his popular dance hit, "Cross the Dancefloor," Treasure Fingers has become a prime beacon on just about every major electronic artist and record label's radar since emerging in the scene back in 2008.

Today, he has found himself an honorable place in the music industry as a respected DJ and producer, releasing countless originals and remixes that have conquered dancefloors across the globe. His remixes have stemmed from a spectrum of musical styles, from the indie underground to mainstream hip-hop, radio pop, and a plethora of notable electronic subgenres.

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Don Diablo Holds Nothing Back: Interview from Miami Music Week 2014

In a community swarming with fame-hunting vultures and calculated schemers, Don Diablo stands alone. The gentle giant refuses to engage in conniving tactics for his spot in the limelight. His slow ascent to fame began at 15, when he signed his first record deal. It wasn’t until the seasoned producer spellbound audiences with “Starlight (Could You Be Mine)” that a firestorm of opportunity and success ignited.

Clad in 50 shades of black and formidable metallic hardware, his singular style exemplifies his promise to stay true to himself. Before stepping onstage at LIV Ocean Club, the Dutch DJ sat down with Joonbug.com for a session of unbridled honesty.

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Miami Music Week 2014: Dannic's Long Road to Recognition, an Interview

After 10 years spinning tracks, Dannic is no stranger to the endless insanity synonymous with a DJ’s daily life. Hardwell took the technical aficionado under his wing at Revealed Recordings, which led to a long-deserved worldwide recognition. The Dutch house heavy hitter has bridged the gap between dance tracks and vocal sensations, culminating in his debut at #74 in DJ Mag’s Top 100 poll.

Joonbug.com caught up with the master of mash-ups to discuss his craziest tour experience, dream collaboration and desire to share his personal life with his fans.

Photo by Talia Medina

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All Access Pass: Miami Music Week 2014, Round 3

Saturday, March 29th

Red Bull Guest House at the Gale Hotel

Reporting by Lizzie Renck

In just its second year, Red Bull Guest House already had fans lined up down the street outside of the Gale Hotel. Showcasing eight record labels and their artists from 2-8pm over four consecutive days, the Red Bull saw takeovers from Hot Creations, Minus Records, OWLSA, PMR vs. LuckyMe, Mad Decent, Solomun+1 and A Club Called Rhonda. The Guest House also featured Traktor Cookery School taking place each day around lunchtime, with daily menus curated and prepared by the artists themselves, such as Nicole Moudaber and DJ Craze.

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Dyro Destroys The Competition: Interview from Miami Music Week 2014

There must be something in the Dutch water. Legions of DJs epitomize the region’s musical prowess by captivating the EDM community worldwide. Dyro is no exception. At 21-years-old, the gifted newcomer has earned the #30 spot in the DJ Mag Top 100 poll after just two years of producing. His ‘Highest New Entry’ accolade is a result of his fearless bass lines and enchanting melodies fostered by Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings label.

Atop the W Hotel’s sun-soaked bungalow, Joonbug.com sat down with the prodigal star to discuss his evolving sound, favorite post-show ritual and self-described nerd status.

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Miami Music Week 2014: interview with Adam Beyer on the current state of Drumcode Records

As this year’s Miami Music Week came to a close there was only one event left standing where attendees could retreat to continue to escape the reality of Monday’s advent—Drumcode. Hosted at downtown Miami’s Space Nightclub, the showcase stretched well into the daytime hours on March 31 proving once again that the city’s thirst for music is interminable. Drumcode Records has become the international music industry’s go-to techno music hub, serving as a label outfit for some of the genre’s most illustrious and talented artists like Jesper Dahlback, Joseph Capriati, Steve Lawler, Nicole Moudaber, and more.

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All Access Pass: Miami Music Week 2014, Round Two

Thursday, March 27th

Project 46 at Dream Highbar

Reporting by Michael Poselski

Project 46 and Digital Lab set the perfect pool party vibe with an intimate performance at the Highbar, located on the rooftop of the Dream Hotel. Highbar resembled an oasis with daybeds and palm trees surrounding the sparkling swimming pool. Twenty-four stories high, the location offered a breathtaking 360 degree view of the Atlantic Ocean and the electric cityscape of South Beach. The nearby ocean generated a cool tropical breeze that made the warmth of the humidity a delight.

Patrons relaxed poolside and sipped their favorite drinks as Digital Lab took to the turntables. The proclaimed ‘sound scientist’ manifested the chill pool-party groove with tracks like Daft Punk’s “909 Revolution” and Mark Knight’s “Your Love.” As the party started to heat up, he turned up the energy and got the crowd moving with bangers like A-Trak’s remix of “Heads Will Roll” and Swedish House Mafia’s “Leave the World Behind.” Canadian powerhouse duo, Project 46, took over seamlessly and transitioned into an even happier and uplifting mood dropping progressive house tracks like Avicii’s “We Are Your Friends” and their very own collab with Kaskade, “Last Chance.” The party reached its climax as the sun finally tore through the dark clouds and the attendees reveled in the intoxicating bliss of the atmosphere. This party epitomized what Miami Music Week is all about, it was truly a special experience to see DJ Mag Top 100 rated artists play a tailored set in such a pleasant and intimate environment.

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Above and Beyond at Mansion

Reporting by Jessica Ekman

No Miami Music Week is complete without seeing a performance from the beloved Above & Beyond. Last Tuesday, Tony and Paavo teamed up to perform their hearts out to a sold-out crowd at Mansion Nightclub in South Beach, Miami with support from Beckwith and Norin & Rad. Also in attendance were friends MK, Gareth Emery, Bossi of Cosmic Gate, and Kevin Wild. Thanks to Opium Group, the show was a success as those in attendance kicked their MMW off the right way.

Fueled by the energy of the crowd, Above & Beyond’s performance was absolutely beautiful. Including tracks like Moonbeam’s “Pick Me Up,” Mat Zo’s “Pyramid Scheme,” and their very own “Thing Called Love,” “Alchemy,” and “Walter White,” the set was on point for any Anjunabeats lover. At the end of the show, Tony and Paavo picked a lucky fan from the crowd who held a sign saying “Official Button Pusher” to press the button during “Sun & Moon.” The moment was quite magical for everyone in the room. With hopes that the audience took away one of their many messages, Tony and Paavo wrapped up the night with passion and fire.