David Mancuso, DJ and Dance Culture Pioneer, Dies aged 72

Tributes paid to founder of The Loft, New York’s ‘first underground dance party’, which welcomed marginalised and LGBTQ audiences

‘The core idea behind The Loft is social progress’ … David Mancuso. Photograph: Allan Tannenbaum/Getty Images

David Mancuso, DJ and pioneer of New York dance culture, has died aged 72. Kid Recordings owner Craig Shifty announced the death […]

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By |November 15th, 2016|Announcements, Music News|0 Comments

David Mancuso DJ Set @ Red Zone – Italy 04-20-2003

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Best DJ Controller Ultimate Guide

September 2016 update! Now contains the latest and greatest recommendations, much cleaner styling, and an updated audio version!

In the past few years, the market has exploded with a plethora of great choices for the DJ searching for a dedicated, all-in-one controller. This article is meant to help you find the best DJ controller for your […]

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SOUNDCLOUD DISCONTINUES GROUPS FEATURE AMID USER BACKLASH

“Groups aren’t working as well as reposts, curated playlists, and messages”

SoundCloud’s struggle to monetize has resulted in a number of changes that haven’t been universally celebrated over the past few years. Today, August 22nd, marks another such interface adjustment, as the music streaming platform has discontinued its Groups feature.

SoundCloud to Remove Album Artwork for Tunes

The company […]

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By |October 23rd, 2016|Music News|0 Comments

How South Africa became the center of the house music world

By Thomas Page, for CNN

Photos: South Africa: the new home of house music

Having originated in Chicago in “The Warehouse” nightclub, house music has spread throughout the world. But whilst the genre may be synonymous with Ibiza and Miami, today South Africa is the biggest market per capita anywhere in the world.

(CNN)It may have started in […]

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By |October 18th, 2016|Music News|0 Comments

JOEY NEGRO IN THE LAB LDN

The Lab LDN is Mixmag and Smirnoff Sound Collective’s weekly live stream, powered by Void Acoustics, where we showcase the finest DJs direct from our world famous office party.

We welcomed Joey Negro for a 90-minute set combining the finest funk, house and disco cuts around. Regarded as one of the forefathers dance music in the […]

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By |October 17th, 2016|DJ, Music News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

7 Reasons Why No One’s Coming To Your Shows

1) You suck
Maybe you’re just not that good.  Sorry.  Most bands aren’t.  Most bands are starry eyed and spend more time bitching about the breaks they’re not getting than in the rehearsal space tightening their show.  Get good first.  Record your rehearsals AND your shows.  Do you LOVE listening to your live set?  If not, […]

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By |October 7th, 2016|Music News|0 Comments

Rare images of NYC nightclubs from the 80s and 90s, including the Limelight and Roxy

By Cristian Salazar June 13, 2016

The nightclubs of the 1980s and 1990s were often wild landscapes that attracted even stranger nocturnal animals.

The Club Kids, led by impresario Michael Alig, turned places like the Limelight into backdrops of drug- and techno- induced drama, while live music dens like the Village Gate presented stages to some of […]

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By |October 7th, 2016|Music News|0 Comments