Can you tell us about some of the parties/venues that shaped you as an artist and a performer?
Diego Camejo: The first venue I started DJing at consistently was Mokai. Being the resident here has taught me so much. Because it is a small boutique club, it is naturally a very intimate setting. It is a venue where people are not necessarily going to focus on the DJs performance; they’re their to have a good time, which makes it more difficult as a DJ to craft a set that gets people’s attention.
Nikki Beach’s Miami Music Week lineup just got a serious facelift—in addition to the previously announced Juicy Beach extravaganza, the iconic beach club will play host to Spinnin’ Records’ first ever MMW label showcase “Spinnin’ Sessions.”
The label has already announced massive headliners such as Cedric Gervais and Showtek for the March 20th soiree, with three surprise guests still remaining a mystery. And if you closely examine the imprint’s star-studded roster, you’ll realize that any surprise acts will be well worth a ticket.
Once a standard college soiree with basic paint splatters and decent musical talent put on by Committee Entertainment, Dayglow served its purpose of entertaining attendees for a night of color-splashing on the dance-floor. But six years later and a new monkier, the event has grown into a world-wide phenomenon that attracts more than 500,000 people per year. With the most sought after DJs in the industry behind the decks and intensely high theatrical production, Life in Color has transformed into a highly in demand electronic event and, with the help of Sillerman, will only continue to flourish.
Appropriately titled, "Dutch Influence," the film gets right to the point with saying that dance music originated in Europe and explains it's transition into America. The film features talented, global superstars such as Tiesto, Laidback Luke, Fedde Le Grand, and many more. The doc will follow these rising talents through some of the party capitals of the world and give fans an insight of their experiences and what it takes to stay fresh in the revolution of dance music. Check out the trailer and for more information visit the Dutch Influence homepage here.
Ten miles of darkness and 2000 cars separated us from the festival we had only dreamt about. As we stared forward, excited and anxious, there was a faint flicker towards the sky and then the familiar explosion of fireworks in the distance. A roar ripped through the desert from the cars around us. Indian chiefs and their topless girlfriends yelled and cheered out their windows, as packs of neon spattered fur boots ran by on foot. This was the scene I had heard so much about. The one that would save dance music events
Becoming a world-renowned DJ doesn’t happen overnight, unless you’re Sander van Doorn, of course. In a mere seven years, the Dutch DJ has taken the world by storm with his eclectic musical makings that tantrum against being pigeonholed into one genre. Mixing every sound imaginable from traditional house to progressive electro-anthems and varying from vocal-free ballads to lyrically-powered love songs, Sander has effectively reached a multifarious fanbase of electronic music lovers across the world. The DJ and producer sat down with Joonbug before his show at Roxy Nightclub in Orlando to discuss his speedy breakthrough into the EDM scene, his current continent-crossing tour, and his newest release “Nothing Inside.”
The bad news: Last year the festival was at Bicentennial Park, a significantly smaller venue than this year’s Bayfront Park. There was little to no cellphone connection available, probably because I was sandwiched in a mass of 100,000+ people. I can’t speak for the new venue’s cellphone abilities, but with an additional 50,000 people, I’m assuming the same problem will present itself. Your best bet is to set up sporadic meeting spots amongst your friends throughout the day, in case someone in your group gets separated.
The best day of the week is finally here: FRIDAY. And to help you kick off the weekend, here's a list of tunes that sure to get you pumped and ready for the evening festiviites: whether you're in your room deciding what to wear to Pacha tonight, jamming to your iTunes driving down the Queensboro Bridge, or having your personal pregame dance party on the 6 train subway...no discretion required. Just rock out.
7) Fatboy Slim - Ya Mama (Push The Tempo) (Moguai Remix) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibrjds9PpOc Moguai remixes