If you aren't a T-Swift fan, then this news might horrify you. Billboard has reported that the country-pop crooner made more money than anyone else in music in 2013--to the tune of nearly $40 million.
Yeah, forty MILLION dollars.
Under T-Swift is Kenny Chesney, who made about $33 million last year. Yeah, but that's still SEVEN MILLION LESS THAN T-SWIFT!
Four of the world's best EDM DJs are hitting up Echostage for a once-in-a-lifetime experience for any music lover. W&W, the acclaimed Dutch duo will return to DC, spinning on a stage shared by Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano for the night.
Named one of DJ Mag's Top 100 (number 14), W&W have played at festivals at Madison Square Garden, Tomorrowland, and Electric Zoo. Additionally, the legendary techno team is the first ever dance music act to perform at a Major League Baseball stadium (Philadelphia Phillies' Citizen's Bank Ball Park).
When a colossal force like W&W hits the stage, you won't know what just hit you. Big room, high-octane sounds are a definite, but there's so much more to W&W's mystique. The duo hails from the Netherlands, the DJ capital of the world, and they have gained such an immense fanbase in just a short span of time. Their popularity can be attributed to the wildly successful tracks that they produce, which has caught the attention of Trance Goliath, Armin Van Burren, early on. Since their ASOT debut, W&W just can't seem to catch a break from the whirlwind of fame and success.
Like any great artist, W&W had their humble beginnings at local clubs and venues, only to find themselves taking full reign over leading festivals in no time. We got to find out some of W&W's earliest inspirations and the key behind their inexplicable ability to deliver only the highest quality of music to the fans.
This track is monstrous, and that's not just because of the title. W&W, a beastly duo in their own right, have managed to pack all the fantasy and mystery of the of the fabled abominable snowman, along with with the sheer, wild ferocity of a Yeti into their first release of 2014.
Reaching #14 on the DJ Mag Top 100 poll, W&W rode a crushing wave of success throughout 2013. With 'Bigfoot,' out today on Mainstage Music, and already shaking things up this winter, it's looking like the devastating duo will be leaving crater-sized footprints in their wake as they continue trample the competition this year.
Dutch dynamos W&W, know best for producing tracks of epic proportions like 'Thunder' and 'Jumper,' have emerged in 2014 with their first single, and it is something indescribable from the deepest, darkest parts of the frozen musical forest.
At first glance, you'd think you saw something lurking in the distance and when you listen closer, you can hear the snowy synths growing louder and louder the closer you get to the beast until it stomps out of the darkness and crushes you with the bass heavy beats of it's monstrous drop. Needless to say, this track will be leaving a big footprint in its wake after its February 10th release via W&W's Mainstage Music label.
Two months after being crowned the number one DJ in the world by DJ Mag’s voted poll, Hardwell hit the road once again for his final North American tour of 2013, proving that his win was more than deserved.
Back in December, we announced that party duo, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, were going to livestream their first ever solo show, 'Bringing Home The Madness,' here. In case you missed their grand performance via livestream, the duo has released their 2-hour set on Youtube.
Held in Belgium's biggest stadium, Antwerp's Sportpaleis, the entire stadium looks like a full house. According to the numbers, more than 35,000 attended this show, wow! The production behind this show were backed up by Tomorrowland producers, which can explain the immense stage and lights that can accomodate to a show this size.
Turn up the volume! Award-winning party duo, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, are bringing their first ever solo show, 'Bringing Home The Madness' to fans at home via YouTube's livestream. The duo who produces electrifying dance music with the likes of 'Wakanda' and 'Turn It Up', are now coming to your computer screens with a live performance that will be a knock-out experience.
Stage production for this show was done by the same visionary producers who brought to you Tomorrowland and TomorrowWorld. There will also be guest appearances by fellow high-octane performers, W&W, Nicky Romero and Wolfpack.
2013 is coming to a near finish, which means it's time to reflect on the year's most exciting Artists and DJs. The rise of EDM is no secret and not to be overrated. With an abundance of new talent, artists recreating their sound, and stellar festival sets that stood out from the rest, the EDM scene looks like it's constantly generating exciting buzz all throughout the year. Here's our pick of the Top 20 DJs who's made a great impression in the electronic music scene:
It's no secret that Robbert van de Corput, better recognized as, Hardwell, was crowned DJ Mag's #1 DJ. In 2011, he entered the Top 100 list at #24, quickly rising the ranks to #1 in a matter of only two years. There's a reason why he's been voted the top DJ, just look at the views on all his major festival sets on Youtube. His Tomorrowland set garnered 16+ million views while his Ultra set is at 17+ million views. The numbers certainly speak for themselves. At only 25 years old, there's no slowing down this festival tycoon anytime soon!
With over 20 years under his belt in the dance music scene, German superstar DJ/Producer, Paul Van Dyk, is releasing his VONYC Sessions 2013 on Friday, December 13 via his VANDIT label.
VONYC Sessions has been serving as PvD's very own weekly radio show for over 6 years already, and now he's coming out with an album comprised of 2 CDs with only the very best of tracks that are leading the Trance strain of pulsing electronic dance music today. This "the-year-that-was" mix features industry leading artists who have had an incredible past year like the duo W&W, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Ferry Corsten, and Giuseppe Ottaviani, just to name a few. Tracks by Paul Van Dyk, himself, are also featured in this 2 disc compilation, so make sure to grab your very own copy of this elite mix.