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Events

Feb 17 2017/00:00

Groove on the Grass

Groove on the Grass creates an EDM paradise with some big names in the line-up for its first event this 2017. Get ready to swing between two stages of entertainment during this evening featuring twelve artists. Notable are the deep, techy house beats of Steve Bug; the progressive sounds of Agents Of Time; gifted instrumentalist David DeWalta’s eclectic mix of electronic, house, and jazz; a live set from techno veteran Mark Houle and a DJ set of contemporary creations from Royksopp. - godubai.com Groove on the Grass takes place on Friday the 17th of February, 2017.

Feb 17 2017/00:00

Todd Terry Debuts on Dance FM 97.8

Grammy Award nominated DJ/producer Todd Terry debuts on Dance FM 97.8 and www.dancefm.com! Todd Terry will debut on Friday evening from 6pm to 7pm. Only on Dance FM 97.8 and www.dancefm.com

ARTISTS

Boris
DJ Boris is kind of a charismatic, multifunctional weapon in the Berlin club life. His musical roots reach back to the mid 80s, when he lived in New York for four years where he absorbed the unique spirit of the seminal club Paradise Garage weekend after weekend. From the Club’s mentor Larry Levan Boris learned to believe in his musical intuition as well as a broad musical spectrum, which nowadays ranges from Disco, Hi-NRG, Post-Punk and (Kraut-) Rock to House and Neotrance, all of which Boris loves to throw into one set. „Music was most important for Levan. He was uncompromising and he knew how to convey it. That’s what I’m trying to achieve, too, when I’m djing.“ Many years later, Boris became a resident at Panorama Bar’s first incarnation in Berlin, where he was able to build a loyal following by playing long sets lasting until noon. „The crowd is always a lot more receptive for music at the end than at the beginning. That’s when I rather have the opportunity to present unusual stuff and that’s when I’m able to let my feelings run freely.“ After the old OstGut/Panorama Bar closed, Boris played in almost every club in Berlin, but when the follow up club Berghain opened its doors in 2004, he quickly focused on playing out here again. Since 2005 he has got another musical platform, as he is taking care of the label Careless Records as an A&R. Both as a dj and as an A&R, he is not exactly keen on refining a certain genre, but rather to push music with a certain twist. - residentadvisor.net
Gorgon City
Garage/house duo Gorgon City were formed when two North London-based producers -- Foamo, aka Kye Gibbon, and Rack N Ruin, aka Matt Robson-Scott -- began to collaborate in early 2012. Fruits of their initial recording sessions were issued as the Crypt EP that February on the Black Butter label, which had already seen singles released under Robson-Scott's solo production moniker, as well as by the future multi-platinum-selling quartet Rudimental. Gibbon and Robson-Scott's break came exactly one year later when February 2013 saw the release of their Real EP. The bass-heavy title track, written and performed in collaboration with established British songwriter and DJ Yasmin Shahmir, became a minor U.K. hit single. That summer, with help from the innovative string-fueled house act Clean Bandit, the duo issued "Intentions," and by the end of the year, they had toured the U.S. for a second time, and supported Rudimental on their Australian dates. Gorgon City's burgeoning success, both on record and live, was consolidated with their January 2014 U.K. Top Five hit "Ready for Your Love," which featured vocals from MNEK. The following month, "There Is No Other Time" -- a disco-inspired cut they had produced for the neon pop outfit Klaxons -- was given an online stream, but it was eclipsed by the duo's own "Here for You" (featuring Laura Welsh), which peaked at number seven. Sirens, the duo's first album, was released that October and went to number ten in the U.K. Two further singles, "Unmissable" (featuring Zak Abel) and "Go All Night" (featuring Jennifer Hudson), just missed the pop Top Ten, but like the album's first two singles, they nearly topped the U.K. dance chart. - billboard.com
Danny Howard
As one of the most high profile DJs in the country today, you can’t deny that the Danny Howard story has been nothing short of monumental since he won that competition all the way back in 2011. With 1.8 million people now tuning in to his Dance Anthems show on BBC Radio 1 every weekend, a weekly show on US satellite station SiriusXM, a monthly podcast pumped into the cabins of hundreds of British Airways flights all over the world and a monthly column in one of the world’s biggest music publications, DJ Mag – Danny Howard is certainly not a man who is hiding away in the shadows. The last few years have seen Danny explode to the forefront of dance music as we know it and the list of legendary venues that have experienced Danny Howard’s show-stopping sets reads like an encyclopaedia of dance floor royalty: Global Gathering, Gatecrasher, Ministry of Sound, Pacha NYC, Creamfields, the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Spinnin’ and Perfecto parties in Miami – not to mention a weekly residency at Pacha in Ibiza and regular spots on the line ups of Amnesia, Privilege and Space. Move to the studio and Danny’s production talents are equally impressive. Signed to Spinnin’ Records with over 20 releases to his name and over a million online plays, Danny has been a regular feature on the Beatport charts with tracks like Spire, MUG and Apex, has worked with legendary figures like Paul Oakenfold and hit the US Billboard top 20 with the Futuristic Polar Bears. Couple this with 45,000 Ministry of Sound Clubbers Guide albums sold, an iTunes #1 with his BBC Radio 1 Dance Anthems Compilation that shifted 75,000 units and a #1 iTunes Podcast, has seen Danny cemented as one of the scene’s most respected taste-makers. Launched late in 2013, his UK-focused Nothing Else Matters brand has played host to the likes of Eddie Halliwell, Mark Knight, Disclosure and Pete Tong at sell-out shows in some of the country’s top venues including Ministry of Sound in London and a stage at the North West’s biggest indoor festival, Blackpool Rocks. With the brand growing in strength and numbers with every event, Danny Howard is determined to succeed in his mission to promote British music as the best in the world. - djdannyhoward.com
Eats Everything
Few producers in the history of dance music have made such a rapid and far-reaching impact on the electronic music scene as Eats Everything aka Daniel Pearce. This larger-than-life beat maker is at the forefront of a swathe of talented producers to come out of the West Country Bass Epicentre known as Bristol, defining an entirely new strand of forward-thinking underground music. Dan’s journey began in 2011 with the fittingly titled debut ‘Entrance Song’ on Catz N Dogz’ ‘Pets’ imprint, which was championed by the likes of Seth Troxler, Carl Cox, and Jamie Jones. Dan’s next two bass-laden bombs, ‘The Size’ and ‘Tric Trac’ were picked up by Claude Von Stroke for his flagship Dirtybird label and the rest, as they say, is history. Gobbling a path accross clubland with unstoppable force, his first twelve months saw Dan surpass a number of milestones. He won DJ Magazine’s ‘Best British DJ’, became the only DJ ever to do two BBC Radio 1 Essential Mixes within the space of a year, and was charted at #13 in Resident Advisor’s Top DJs poll. Releases like ‘Jagged Edge’ and ‘Vertigo’ attained “underground dancefloor anthem” status, meaning Dan’s figure would be in the limelight for some time to come. He has also released remixes for a broad selection of labels, adding his midas touch to the likes of Jamie Jones, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Four Tet. His blinding ‘Reruff’ of Justin Martin’s ‘Ruff Stuff’ was one of the biggest tunes of 2013. 2014 saw Dan bring fresh life to a modern classic with his majestic remix of Disclosure’s ‘F For You’ and also contributing the lead track, ‘Adam’, from 20/20 Vision’s 20th Anniversary compilation, ‘Content’. Not forgetting, the transatlantic collaboration EP with Justin Martin, ‘Hello Mr. Jello’. All this is without even mentioning his skills as a DJ, which have gained him a reputation of one of the scene’s most on-point party starters. Always one to go with the moment rather than to meticulously plan out sets, one such example was an off-the-cuff set with Claude Von Stroke in Ibiza. What started off as a casual lunchtime spin to 40 people finished nine hours later to a crowd at least ten times bigger. The owner of the club then went on to say that in ten years of living on the Island, he’d never witnessed a party flow so naturally, ranking it in his top ten Ibiza moments of all time. - residentadvisor.net
Resident Advisor
Established in 2001, Resident Advisor (RA) is an online music magazine and community platform that's dedicated to showcasing electronic music, artists and events across the globe. RA combines high-quality writing and film features with listings, directories and industry tools, creating an ecosystem of content and services for over three and a half million† readers a month. With an audience spanning music fans, club goers, DJs, producers, venue owners, promoters and record labels, RA plays an indispensable role in supporting the electronic music industry worldwide.
Moodmusic Records
Started in 1996 in the city of Turku in Finland's southernmost reaches, Moodmusic Records has evolved naturally without hype or artificial life-support into one of Europe's finest outlets for electronic music. Based in Berlin since 2003, Moodmusic has over 100 single releases and numerous albums out in vinyl, CD and digital formats. With his no-nonsense attitude label owner / A&R / benevolent dictator Klas ʻSasseʼ Lindblad has steered the musical line of the label through many different territories, whilst always staying true both to himself as well as his artists. While the first releases took their lead from the twin poles of Detroit and Chicago, each new record has expanded the horizons of the label with wonderful results. In the last years label has gathered a small but dedicated artist pool enhanced by guest appearances from our most talented friends and colleagues from all over the world. Ed Ed Matthew k, Oliver $, Penner + Muder, Nick Chacona, Phonogenic, Dave DK, James Flavour, Dirt Crew, Lil Tony, Stel, Alex Maier, Lemon Popsicle, Filippo Moscatello, Kiki, Spirit Catcher, Henrik Schwarz and of course the numerous pseudonyms from label owner Sasse, brings the best in electronic house music for 2014 and further.
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s path from celebrated DJs to dominating the electronic music scene has been a constant, upward trajectory. From becoming the first ever duo to win the World #1 DJ’s crown at the prestigious DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll in 2015, the twosome continued to stand strong and remain relevant amongst the ever-changing landscape of modern dance music, as for 2016 they remain in the Top 2 for the 3rd year in a row. Whether wreaking havoc across Europe, Asia, Australia, North or South America, ripping up the music charts with immense studio releases, cutting huge remixes for the A-list elite or playing their part in the incredible rise of the Belgian mega-festival Tomorrowland, the award-winning brotherly duo have now become the leading lights in the new wave of not only international dance music currently taking the planet by storm. Picking up heavy support from top industry figures like Apple’s Beats 1’s host Zane Lowe, BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong and Danny Howard, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have fast become one of the go-to acts for major recording artists from remixing Lady Gaga, over to scoring edits for everyone from Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Snoop Dogg, Sean Paul, Ne-Yo and plenty more.
Joris Voorn
Joris Voorn is a record producer and Dj from Rotterdam, Netherlands. Raised in a musical family, music naturally became an intrinsic part of Voorn's life from an early age. Electronic music first caught his attention in the mid-90's, and he started DJ'ing in 1997. By the end of 2000 Joris began building a small studio to produce his own music, which led to his first release called 'muted trax pt.1' on Keynote. His first EP was massive success, filling the record boxes of Carl Craig, Laurent Garnier, DJ Rush and Technasia. In 2003 'Lost memories Pt.1' was released on Technasia's SINO label and was followed by 'Lost memories Pt.2' containing the anthem 'Incident' which was heard on dancefloors around the world. After the success of 'Incident', Voorn released his debut cd album called 'Future History' on the Sino label. Encompassing 3 years of ideas and inspiration, the cd contains 20 diverse tracks, a seamless soundscape that represents his arrival as one of the most relevant techno producers of this time. More recently, Joris has been focusing on collaborative efforts producing remixes for respected and diverse artists such as Robert Babicz, Nic Fanciulli, Slam, Steve Angello, Sebo K and Jerome Sydenham. The 'Dark Flower Magnolia Mix' for Robert Babicz turned out to be another summer anthem in electronic dance music, and was a favourite of DJ's like Sven Vath, Dubfire, Pete Tong and John Digweed among many others. - residentadvisor.net
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Laidback Luke to Compete in Kung Fu World Championship
Any true Laidback Luke fan is well aware that, as well as being an internationally-recognized DJ, real name Lucas Van Scheppingen is also a top level martial artist. In fact, in 2013, he won no less than 4 gold medals for his Kung Fu skills. The medals were won in the following categories: Kung Fu Hand Form Kung Fu Broadsword Form Kung Fu Staff Form Two Man Kung Fu Set This year, from the 17th to the 19th of March (Friday to Sunday), Laidback Luke will compete again. This time he is entering 3 separate tai chi categories as well as 3 kung fu categories as part of the Hong Ying International Pro Team.
The Week-Long Trek Into the Past
If you’ve live in Dubai for almost any amount of time at all, whether you’re Emirati or an expat, chances are you’ve taken the opportunity to take part in one of the Emirates’ favourite pastimes: duning. Well, 13 Emirati and expat residents have decided to take it a step further and are journeying back in time by trekking the desert on camels for a week, without any modern form of navigation.

What? Why?

These 13 residents (made up of 4 women and 9 men) reign from all over the world, coming from the U.S., the UK, France, Egypt, Oman, and, of course, the UAE, are taking part in the 3rd edition of the Camel Trek, organised by the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre. The trek will end at Global village on the 28th of January, having covered roughly 40-50 kilometers every day of their journey.

Is that safe?

They’re not just wandering off on their own of course, the trek group will be supported by teams in cars throughout the entire journey (although they will only provide assistance in emergency situations). Additionally, the group itself consists of trained and knowledgeable athletes, including British trekkers Rhian Adams and Hina Webb, both of whom have a climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro as well as to the Everest base camp under their belts already.
Top 5 International DJs
While the notion of “who is the best DJ in the world” is fairly subjective, we can say pretty accurately that these 5 are all at least in contention for that title. In fact, if you don’t already recognize all 5 of these outstanding artists, you probably should, you won’t regret it! So, in no particular order, these are the Top 5 DJs in the world in 2017, according to Dance FM 97.8.
Hardwell
Our favourite of the top 5 DJs in the World – you can hear Hardwell on Dance FM 97.8 and www.dancefm.com every Monday – Hardwell has already been voted as the single best DJ in the world twice (according to DJMag) and is consistently ranked within the Top 5 across various platforms and polls. Still under 30 years of age, Hardwell’s net worth is already estimated to be in excess of $15 million.
David Guetta
You’d be hard pressed to find anyone in the western world that doesn’t know the name “David Guetta.” His tracks have been making appearances on international hit lists for years running and he doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. He is consistently rated among the Top 5 DJs in the world by various platforms, including Forbes, where he is ranked #4 in terms of “The world’s highest paid DJs,” pulling in some $13.5 million per annum.
Tiesto
Recognized as the “Greatest DJ of All Time” by Mixmag magazine and as “best DJ of the last 20 years” by DJ Magazine, Tiesto casts a long shadow over the DJs of the world. Well-known for his six-hour long sets, Tiesto is easily one of the most successful, recognizable, and loved DJs across the entire globe. As a result, he is also one of the most well-paid DJs in the world, pulling in about $38 million a year.
Martin Garrix
Martin Garrix was recently voted to be one of the top DJs in the world, ranking in at #1 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list of 2016. Interestingly, Martin was inspired to become a DJ by another member of our Top 5 list: Tiesto, and was, in fact, discovered by the very same. Since his unearthing in 2012 (at the age of 16), Garrix has been constantly on the move, touring the world over and collaborating with the likes of Afrojack and Ed Sheeran. Martin pulled in around $16 million annually in 2016.
Calvin Harris
A true self-made millionaire, Calvin Harris started off his career by simply posting his tracks online, and is now the single highest-paid DJ in the world, making an astounding $63 million a year (and that’s even after taking a $3 million dip last year). Since his humble beginnings, Calvin Harris has won Grammys as well as MTV VMA awards, and, even more impressively, even broken the record for most UK Top 10 singles from one album – the previous record holder was none other than Michael Jackson.
Tomorrowland 2017 Artists Revealed
Set to take place on the 3rd and 4th weekends of July this year (the 21st – 23rd and 28th – 30th respectively), Tomorrowland 2017 has now released 3 waves of artists that will make an appearance (after initially releasing Carl Cox as the first confirmed artist), and we have to say, we’re pretty excited! For a complete (alphabetical) list of artists that have been revealed, see below. Something you might notice is that, where previous sets have featured mainly EDM headliners, this year focusses on Tech! Check it out:
First Wave
Alison Wonderland Alok Armin van Buuren Axwell Λ Ingrosso Chris Liebing Claptone Dave Clarke Eats Everything Edu Imbernon Eric Prydz Flux Pavilion Frequencerz Hard Drive Jauz, Kölsch Netsky Nic Fanciulli Oliver Heldens Pan-Pot Paul Kalkbrenner Paul Van Dyk Roger Sanchez Solomun Sub Zero Project
Second Wave
Afrojack Andy C Art Department Bonzai All Stars DJ Snake Joris Voorn Ken Ishii Kollektiv Turmstrausse Krewella Lauren Lane Loco Dice Lost Frequencies Maceo Plex Mark Knight Martin Garrix Martin Solveig Matthias Tanzmann Nicole Moudaber Radical Redemption Seven Lions Sven Väth Technasia The Magician Yellow Claw Zatox
Third Wave
Adam Beyer Alan Fitzpatrick Alan Walker Ben Klock Charlotte De Witte Cherry Moon (live) Coone Da Tweekaz Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Dixon H.O.S.H. Jamie Jones Jospeh Capriati Kaskade Laidback Luke M.I.K.E. Push Nicky Romero Richie Hawtin Robin Schulz Rødhåd Slushii Steve Aoki Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano Tale Of Us Umek
The House Documentary You Need to See
If you’re a House Music lover – and we are – then you should be excited about the news that a congregation of big names (including Carl Cox and Derrick May) are going to feature in a new documentary covering “the development of House Music from its stripped down beginnings in Chicago to the big anthems of the outdoor raves in 1989.” The film, dubbed “They Call it Acid” is Gordon Mason’s brainchild, and consists of archive rave footage that Mason has been collecting for 14 years, as well as more than 80 interviews with key entities that helped make the movement what it was. Moreover, the soundtrack has been produced by and is made up of tracks that have been hand-picked by none other than “Evil” Eddie Richards himself. The footage, a lot of which was actually filmed on the scene in the 1980’s, is not only unique but also never before seen. The documentary itself is narrated by Robert Owens, but has no release date as of yet. The entire project has been self-financed, and the team is currently trying to secure more funding. For now, however, you can get a sneak peek at the trailer here:
How to Become a DJ Superstar
We all probably know at least one person who thinks they have the skills to be the next big name in the DJ arena, maybe that person is even you, but with so much competition out there, it’s pretty hard to get noticed, right? Well, that’s why NYDJAY exists, to find hidden talents and take those names to the next level! NYDJAY – which is organised by New Yorker – gives the DJs of Europe an opportunity to show off their skills and compete for a chance to be signed by none other than Sushi300 (a leading DJ management enterprise), as well as to play a live set in front of a massive audience at the UNTOLD festival. For those of you interested in entering the competition, check out their website. If you aren’t going to enter, though, you can still stay up-to-date on what’s going on by watching the competition’s host, Danny Avila, as he travels through major cities. Danny will be travelling throughout the competition to uncover what makes the European DJ scene so unique. You can watch this week’s episode (episode 14) below:
Dubai to Open its Most Expensive Hotel Yet!
That’s right, apparently unsatisfied with its already long list of internationally recognized budget-busting masterpiece hotels, Dubai is set to open is most expensive hotel yet in the form of the Bvlgari Resort and Residences. Moreover, to accommodate the new hotel, there will also be a brand new island – Jumeirah Bay Island – to go along with it, and it is all expected to go into operation by the end of 2017. So let’s take a quick look at what this 1.7 million square foot development has to offer.
Why will the hotel be so expensive?
Well, apart from the custom-tailored surrounding area (we repeat, they are purpose-building an entire island), Bvlgari’s executive vice president, Silvio Ursini, also mentioned the room sizes, which “will be very generous.” There will also be restaurants situated along the marina promenade, but only 6 of them and, as you might have guessed, they will be extremely exclusive. The planned sushi restaurant, for example, is expected to only have room for 8 customers at a time! Finally, while details are still scant at the moment, we can only assume that the features and amenities will be off the charts fancy. A private indoor pool for every room maybe? Who knows!
How expensive are we really talking?
Well, to take the title of being the most expensive hotel in Dubai, the Bulgari Resort and Residences is going to have to outdo the famous Burj Al Arab, which typically costs something to the tune of Dhs10,000/night (and that’s just the cheap rooms!). So, to answer your question, we’re talking really, really expensive!
How big will the hotel be?
The main building is expected to consist of 101 rooms and suites, and there will also be an additional 20 hotel villas (which we are guessing will be mind-bogglingly expensive). But the place is called “Resorts and Residences” for a reason, and there will be an option for the rich (and possibly famous) to have a permanent home on the island. Options will range from 165 seafront apartments, to a little more upscale 8 penthouses, and 15 mansions for the likes of Bill Gates and his peers (we presume).
Dubai Firefighters Rise to the Occasion
Dubai Emergency Services could already be said to be the envy of the world; their Police Force already includes Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and McLarens after all. Now, it’s the Fire Brigade’s turn. As you can see from the video below (released by the Dubai Civil Defense Youtube page), the “jetpack” itself uses water pressure to raise firemen up into the air (as you can see). Judging from the video, the acquisition seems to be part of a new strategy to fight roadside fires. During peak traffic hours, this would definitely help cut down on response times, potentially saving countless lives. Additionally, this tactic could be employed to combat boat fires as well as fires in shoreline buildings. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5Rt-NkxKJc[/embed]