Back in 2007, when EDM saw a huge rise in its popularity, John Dahlback's career followed suit and benefited as a result of his Benny Benassi inspired hit, 'Blink.' Now, years after the original racked up millions of YouTube plays, John Dahlback has teamed up with dance music icon, and former muse, Benny Benassi to rework the original into their debut collaborative single, 'Blink Again.'
Initially live-streamed as part of the UMF TV broadcast, Danny Avila's set at Ultra Music Festival on Sunday was an absolute smash. Seen and heard around the world, Danny Avila's set claimed a spot in the global top 10 trending hashtags alongside dance music royalty like Hardwell and Steve Angello, and with good reason. From start to finish, Danny Avila expertly mixed a hard-hitting selection of "Ready To Jump" certified beats, including some exclusive new music that has yet to be released.
Finally, a site that is giving YouTube some competition! Say hello to VUBE.com, a new social video site that was created in January 2013 and allows users to post videos in a way that promotes more individualized control over how their content is viewed and received by the world. Unlike YouTube, VUBE presents user content to the world on a massive advertising platform, and in turn, collects user engagement data for the video during an initial test. How each video performs during its test will assign it values in its promotional system, as well as contribute to indexing on VUBE. This is basically an automated crowdsourcing mechanism that tries to make a video go viral, knowing instantly whether the video is gaining traction or not, and then begins to deal with the video accordingly, using the metrics collected.
We all get hooked on something from time to time, whether it be chain-watching television shows on Netflix or taking those trending Buzzfeed quizzes. For us right now, it's marathoning Japanese cooking shows on YouTube. Why? We're not quite sure, but be warned: once you start, you may not be able to stop. Here's a roundup of the four best Japanese cooking channels we've encountered thus far (in no particular order).
Ochikeron fits into our "adorable" category. She's gorgeous, makes awesome looking food, and occasionally films a how-to on making an unbearably cute bento box for lunch. Not to mention, she ends each video with a lilting "And now it's done!" that never gets old. Though her video for Kabocha (Pumpkin) Miso Soup makes our mouths water, we decided to include one of her bento tutorials below (for a Despicable Me lunch).
Another Grammy Night has come and gone, and with it the slew of victors dash into the limelight while the rest of the nominees head back to their other indicators of massive success. But The Grammy’s are about so much more than a statuette on your mantle. They’re an opportunity for artists, industry, and fans alike to wax poetic about who won, who should have won, and why the whole thing is just a big f*** up anyway. And, while you’re doing that, why not do so with champagne in hand? Bubbly and gossip flowed in droves this Sunday night at the Pandora Grammy Awards After-Party brought to you by StubHub, at CREATE Nightclub, all to the thumping beats of Adrian Lux’s SICK live DJ set…. And yes, dear reader, Joonbug was there.
In lieu of Armin Van Buuren's recent Armin Only: Intense tour, he has since come out with bi-weekly road movies to capture what it's like to be on the road for this journey. Armin, as always, is characterized by his easy-going yet professional manner, showing true qualities of a tour veteran. Unlike most tour videos that will capture only the insane and 'fun' aspects of DJ's touring, Armin's road movies show a different quality. It delves deep into the production that goes into the shows, as well as, the crew that supports his tour immensely.
Luke Bond is an up-and-coming Trance artist signed onto Gareth Emery's music label, Garuda Music. Producing only the latest and refreshing sounds of Trance, Garuda label has done it again producing Luke Bond's 'On Fire' single featuring Roxanne Emery on the vocals (she also happens to be Gareth Emery's sister).
Check out the music video below:
1. Harlem Shake
This unplanned, random video sparked an internet epidemic. It started with one and then people from all over the world were doing it- at work, during class, even underwater. Check out the original video that started it all.
2. What Does the Fox Say
Ever sit at home and wonder what sounds animals make when humans aren't around? Well apparently the boys of Ylvis had the same idea. Their "The Fox" song made a splash this year and become one of those annoyingly catchy songs that you just couldn't get out of your head. And the video is just as bizarre as the song itself. Check out the video below to see what the fox says.