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Win Turntables in a Remix Contest! [14 Apr 2009|05:50pm]

I saw this posted on another community and thought it'd be better suited here for DJs, so I'm spreading the news.

Now that you've been totally infected with the undeniable catchiness of "Open Happiness" -- featuring Cee-Lo, Janelle Monae, Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy, Brendon Urie of Panic At the Disco, and Travis McCoy of Gym Class Hereos -- here's a chance to make yourself even happier:
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Dance music DIVA and DIVO for August!! [16 Aug 2007|12:00pm]

Hey all!
Just a warning in advance that this will be cross posted in a few places ;)

Just wanted to let you know that my dance music website (www.divadivodance.com) has been updated with the "DIVA and DIVO of the Month" for AUGUST: DJ Colette and Chris Willis!

I know a lot of you have learned of the site through LiveJournal, but let me explain for newbies: I run an online magazine for dance music fans. Every month we add a feature story and interview on one female and one male artist (our DIVA and DIVO of the month - get it? ;)) Anyway, we also have tons of music reviews, a DIVA DIVO radio, and a daily BEAT BLOG where me and my friend Jade post every day... with news, gossip and tidbits about dance music. We usually manage to get you sneak previews, too... last month our site traffic DOUBLED when we posted the video for Kristine W "Walk Away" a week before its official release... and we also have the famed clip of Madonna's "Candy Shop," her demo with Pharrell Williams that she recorded for her upcoming album. (Don't let Madge find out - she'll kill us! haha)

Anyway, check out the site and congrats to our new DIVA and DIVO: Colette and Chris!!

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New DANCE MUSIC website: DIVA DIVO! [06 Mar 2007|03:23pm]

Hey everybody,

Wanted to let you know about a new, online magazine for dance music fans: DIVA DIVO!

Basically, it's for people who love hot, mainstream dance music... those who sing it, spin it, and dance to it. Every month, the site highlights a featured DIVA and DIVO. Plus there's weekly CD reviews, tour dates, and a daily BEAT BLOG that me and my pal, Jade, keep up on a regular basis.

This month, we kick off with AMBER (who, by the way, contributed a special videotaped welcome on the front page!) and LUCAS PRATA.AND we rank the 20 Greatest Dance Songs of the 2000s. Plus plenty more.

Check out the site, check out the blog... and check it daily, cause there's always something new!

Hope you like the site! And please, spread the word!!

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Unidiversity festival 2007 [05 Feb 2007|02:31am]

[ mood | excited ]

Presented by the UCU, Unidiversity Festival 07 hopes to celebrate our
differences and combine our collective energy's in a soup of glorious goodness.

With some of Australia's leading, Rock, Dance, Hip Hop, Drum and Bass and Metal
acts Unidiversity Festival 07 is a multi genre, multi stage festival featuring
some Australia's hottest musical acts, market stalls, roaming performers, art
installation, and much more.

Set over three massive stages including a fully refurbished Refectory and a Hub,
it is run by a dedicated team of event management savvy students. The festival
draws on the talents and skills of many individuals who are dedicated to
producing concept driven festival entertainment on a national scale.

Stages will be transformed into visual feasts for the eyes with leading décor
installation artists working overtime to make sure the festival looks and fells
as massive as it is.

Welcome to the future of festival entertainment in our beautiful city, at
Canberra's leading music venue, the University of Canberra.

Featuring Endorphin, 28days, The Valentinos, K Oscillate, Koolism, Alchemist,
Casual Projects, Los Capitanes, Dahahoo, Super Best Friends, Jilted Hoodz
Redemtion, Charlie McMahon, Loose Cannon vs Nomad, Typhonic, MSG, Psyentology,
The Aston Shuffle, and many more TBA.

Tickets @ Ticketek, UC bar and Landspeed Records.
$15 + bf for UC and CIT students (only avliable at UC bar)
$25 + bf for all others.

for more info on the bands performing - head to http://www.unidiversity07.com/

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NYE - Canberra - GATECRASHER!!! [19 Dec 2006|10:27pm]

First Planet in cooperation with the world’s largest dance label, GATECRASHER Global Sound System, have mobilized the hottest production teams in ACT and Sydney to deliver an unparalled body moving experience

A 14 hour dance music journey into 2007. Traversing the spectrum of sounds to make you move, at Canberra’s favourite private venue, THE HOLY GRAIL. This NYE party experience has something for everyone, with Old School, Fat Party Breaks, Tribal, Electrohouse, Drum and Bass, Progressive, Trance, Psy, and Hard Dance, peaking at Midnight with Gatecrasher’s Prodigal son, GTR GARETH EMERY raising the roof on 2007.

Energized by Intelligent Lighting, video projections, and awesome dance performances all night, the Gatecrasher Global Soundsystem tour is the premiere event in Canberra this NYE.

Early Bird $49.50 + Booking Fee (Sold Out!)
2nd Round $59.95 + Booking Fee
3rd Round $69.95+ Booking Fee

ONLINE: http://www.inthemix.com.au/

Tickets are available at: Holy Grail (civic) OR Landspeed (Garema Place, Civic)

OK. team, this is the low down...

We're sussed the sound system in the Holy Grail and have decided not to use it. In cooperation with Elite Sound, we are installing 17kilowatts of crystal clean audio with 11K on the stage, 3K fill downstairs and 3K fill upstairs, creating a delicious, full bodied surround sound experience.

For lighting, we're doing fully rigged trussing in the roof, with 12 moving heads, hazers and miniscans to create a totally different look for each artist and style.

We have three video projectors with layered screens for a multilayered look on stage, with VJ wizards Jimmi, Zordon and R.T.F.M. (read the farking manual) generating video journeys, fractal geometries and original 3d graffix for interdimensional clubland story telling.

We will put a thrust on the stage for dancers and performers, and boy do we have some shows lined up for you... featuring angle grinding, martial arts and fire twirling from professional performers and shaman energy raisers Mercury, Kenny feather and Phoenix. These guys need to be seen to be believed.

We are thrilled to voodoo trance shamans the Web, who's exhiliarating trance dance performance has seen them sell over 60,000 albums independently over the past 5 years. This crew rise from the belly of Gaia, and are living proof we have some of the best artists in the world right here in Australia. Prepare to have your minds BLOWN...

Its a full 14 hours so we are creating an fenced outdoor area to accomodate an extra 200 people where you can eat, smoke and chill out. The Holy Grail will be serving a delicious full meal menu until late, so if you come early, you can sit down to enjoy a great meal and a cold drink. We will have a video projector set up outside, so you can still catch all the action...

As for (GTR) Gareth Emery... well the music speaks for itself... simply the freshest biggest sound from the UK mixed by one of the hottest djs on the planet..
Check out firstplanet.net for details and the lowdown on all our artists...
See you there...

Check out www.firstplanet.net for ALL details!!!
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Hi there! [15 Dec 2006|01:28pm]
Just joining this community... saw you linked some of my sessions and came to check the site out. Good music here and will be around more :)

IndiElectronica Online Radio Station
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Origin of Rave [08 Dec 2006|11:02pm]

[ mood | hyper ]

1987 (Everything Starts with E)

The Times newspaper reports the first ecstasy seizures in London. The drug, it says "Is used as a sexual stimulant"

January - Steve 'Silk' Hurley has the first House number 1 with "Jack your Body"

Early summer - Trevor Fung & Ian St Paul open a small bar in San Antonio called the Project (named after a club in London Paul was partially running). it acts as a focal point for young British youth's out for a good time on the island. Taking ecstasy and going to open air clubs like Amnesia where DJ's like Alfredo were playing some of the early house imports.

September - Trevor and Ian invite their friend Paul Oakenfold to Ibiza for his birthday. Paul brings with him Johnny Walker, Nicky Holloway and Danny Rampling. Trevor and Ian close the project bar and they spend the rest of the summer back and forth between Amnesia and Cafe Del Mar.

Autumn - The newly converted Ibiza crew return to London and immediately they feel something has changed. "How can they forget what has happened in Ibiza over the summer". Paul starts to open the original Project club 'after hours'. At 2am when the club officially finished they would let the Ibiza crew in and party until 6am. This lasts only a few weeks until the police raid it.

November - Danny Rampling and Jenni open Klub Sch-oom (soon shortened to Shoom) at a fitness centre near Southwark bridge, just south of the Thames in London. Two weeks later Paul Oakenfold holds the first Future in the backroom of the Heaven, a huge club on London's Charing Cross.


January - Shoom adopts the a Smiley face logo from the for its flyers. The smiley face becomes the symbol of acid house.

February - First Illegal warehouse parties held by Hedonism

March - Shoom moves to the YMCA on Tottenham Court Road, but there are still more people dancing and partying outside than inside! So it then moves to a small club called Busby's Joe Smooth's "Promised Land" sums up the feeling surrounding Shoom at this time, as people take ecstasy, dance, smile & hug each other. Concepts unheard of in such a stiff British culture.

At a time when football violence was escalating, rival fans dance together in an ecstasy induced euphoria thinking the world is going to change. - "...like angels from above, come down and spread their wings like doves..."

Paul Stone & Lu Vukovic start RiP. They provide a harder edged party. Located in a labyrinth like warehouse complex on Clink Street, near London Bridge, home centuries ago to Britain's first prison. RiP sees Mr C (Later of the Shamen - who played their first experimental acid set at RiP) and Eddie Richards & Kid Batchelor play a harder more underground house ("as opposed to the pop songs at Shoom" - Mr C) to a very diverse crowd, from gangsters to people in shell suits.

In Manchester the Hacienda's Hot & Nude nights kick start acid house in the North.
April - RiP (still at Clink) move to Fridays with their 'A-Transmission' nights and Sundays with 'Zoo'.

April 11th - Paul Oakenfold opens Spectrum in London. A brave move, in that it is to be held at Heaven, near Trafalgar Square (at the time one of the biggest club venues in London). To make matters worse it is held on Monday nights. Even so after 3 weeks they had 1200 people in every week with just as many locked out. Spectrum quickly gains a musical reputation as anything goes. Paul Oakenfold even plunges the complete club into total darkness and played Tchaikovsky's 1824 Overture on one occasion. They also hold a few nights at Legends in Manchester and one party in a marquee by the Thames.

June 4th - Nicky Holloway opens The Trip at London's Astoria. This too is rammed every week. A full on street party erupts every night after it closes with people dancing in fountains and on cars. Passing drivers and police are baffled by 100's of people chanting "Acieeeed!"
The British public are introduced to 'smiley culture' and the corporate cash in began. Mass produced smiley & "Where's the Acid House Party" T-shirts appear everywhere. There was even tabloid rumours that Ian Beale from the soap Eastenders would take LSD at a warehouse party and try to jump off a bridge. The Sun newspaper initially cashes in with its own Smiley T-shirt but this is quickly abandoned, as the tide turns, with an anti-drugs one with a frowning smiley (frowny?).

The BBC bans Jolly Roger's "Acid Man".

Murray Beetson meets Craig Campell (fresh from an appearance from TV's Blind Date - hehe) while on holiday in Tenerife with Richard Clarke (DJ Clarkee). ESP promotions is born at the Roadmender, Northampton. A few packed nights called Bounce follow at Castaways (later renamed to Millwalkies).

August – Tony Colston-Hayter, disillusioned with the increasingly stricter door policy of Jenny Rampling at Shoom, holds his first parties at Wembly Studios under the name “Apocalypse Now” One the last night of Apocalypse Now he lets ITN news film the event. Interviews with the DJ's are dropped in favour of 'shock' footage of 'spaced out kids'.

August 17th - The Sun publishes an investigation into the Heaven night club (then owned by Richard Branson) and home to Spectrum. Claiming "Junkies flaunt their craving by wearing T-shirts sold at the club bearing messages like 'can you feel it?' & 'drop acid not bombs'". They had taken the term Acid House and linked it with LSD rather than Ecstasy.

After The Sun's article on Heaven Richard Branson tells Paul Oakenfold that he need only rename his club rather than shut it down. Spectrum closes but opens again within weeks renamed Land of Oz

At the end of the so called "Summer of Love" the ecstasy related death of Janet Mayes at an illegal acid party sparks a police crack down on warehouse parties. During one such raid at a party in Sevenoaks, 20 year old student Paul Harnoll is beaten by uniformed officers. He recovers and goes on to form Orbital.

A young James Perkins starts a club nights in Cheltenham called Trance which becomes a massive success selling out 500+ capacity crowds each week.

Robert Darby and Leslie Thomas charged with "conspiring to manage premises where drugs were supplied" after organising a boat party on the Thames. They are sentenced to 10 and 6 years imprisonment.

October - Tony Colston-Hayter renames his organization to Sunrise after the bad publicity surrounding the last Apocalypse Now. The first event is stopped by police.

Oct 1st - Grooverider & Fabio open Rage

November 5th - Sunrise sell 4000 tickets for their Guy Fawkes Edition party. As the event kicks off in a derelict gas works (where the film Full Metal Jacket was shot) riot police raid it an shut down the music. At 5am the police withdraw hopelessly out numbered by people who climbed barbed wire fences and ran across dual carriageway's to get in.

November 7th - The Daily Mail newspaper reports Sunrise's party as "evil night of Ecstacy"

Dec 10th - Genesis ('KP' & Wayne Anthony) do their first party in a warehouse near Aldgate, East London.

Dec 24th - Genesis hold their second warehouse party. Held in an empty warehouse near Clapton Pond, Hackney. Genesis use thousands of old car tyres that littered the building to build a UV lit entrance tunnel and bar area. Combined with a Christmas tree, parachutes, netting, inflatables & some new white canopies stolen from a nearby building site they are immediately catapulted into the premier league of party organisers. The party attracts 900 people.

Dec 26th - Genesis return to the same warehouse (now with a written contract with the owner!). After initial problems with the electricity which see the first 300 or so people standing round in the dark, they are caught totally off guard as (mainly due to the reputation of the X-mas eve party) 2000 people descend on the warehouse. The drink stocks were disappearing at such a rate that Wayne sent some people to a nearby 7-11 shop and bought every drink in the place at full price! Nice X-mas bonus for the owner of that shop!

26th Dec - Sunrise IV "Boxing Day in Heaven"

30th Dec - Sunrise V "Final Party", held at the Astoria

New Years Eve - Sunrise team up with Genesis for parties under the name Sunset at Leeside Road, Hackney, London. A venue already used by Genesis on Christmas Eve & Boxing Day. Tony Colsten-Hayter is confronted by a gang of West am football thugs who demand a cut in the profits. This leaves him looking for party venues that do not fall within the 'territories' of football gangs.


January to April - Genesis / Sunset parties. "The Fight Goes On", "Against All Odds", "Hedonism" & "Strength to Strength".

Inspired by what he had see at RiP, Joe Wieczorek starts holding illegal warehouse parties in various east end locations (Shacklewell Lane, Essex Road, Homerton & Ferry Lane to name a few). Labrynth is Born.

Around the same time, Andy Swallow and Tony Wilson having already run a successful after-hours club at Mile End, Hackney, starts Echo's in a small club at the foot of Bow flyover, East London. Friday's are Tony Wilson's "Adrenaline" while Saturdays sees Andy Swallow's "Pasha". With links to ICF (West Ham United's football hooligans) the club soon becomes a notorious gangland venue.

Jan 28th - RiP move to "The Dungeons" at Leabridge Road, Leytonstone.

Feb 25th - Biology hold their first party in a film studio in Battersea.

April - Rat Pack run Trip City at the Elephant & Castle

Labrynth hold a party in a disused warehouse at Silverton Way, Canning Town. An East-end gang try to take over the security but Joe refuses them. This leads to 3 men sneaking into the warehouse and attacking people with machete's. Joe is threatened at gun point and decided to get out of the warehouse game. Labrynth move to a licensed venue, The Four Aces Club in Dalton.

The scene takes a new direction as the parties move from inner city clubs and warehouses to the countryside. Soon there are Sunrise, Biology (Jarvis Sandy), Energy (Quintin "TinTin" Chambers & Jeremy Taylor), Back to the Future (Dave Roberts, also a partner in Sunrise), Weekend World & World Dance (Anton Le Pirate). All competing to be bigger and better than the last.

They all hold some immense illegal parties with 1000's of Kwatts of sound, lasers & fun fairs attended by sometimes tens of thousands people cladded out in Baggy tops, smileys, bandanas & kickers. Acid House becomes a phrase reserved for the newspapers as the parties themselves begin to be called Rave's. The term Raver is born :o)

Source: A Timeline History of Rave at Fantazia

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Canberra NYE Update [17 Nov 2006|12:49am]

after posting yesterdays first post about GTR playing in Canberra on NYE, ive got a little bit more info.


check out the site!
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NYE in Canberra [16 Nov 2006|01:34am]

Usually on New Years, Canberra doesnt get highly prioritiesed when it comes to big name acts...

this New Years, Gatecrashers own Garth Emerey, also known as GTR, will be playing in civic, at the one and only Holy Grail... strange venue i know, but aparently its going ahead, and tickets arrive next week in canberra - Exodus will be selling them aparently... also, they will be available from the holy grail itself...

the rest of the nights entertainment will be provided by local crews such as - true jungle soldiers, lighter massive, surgery and space, as well as maybe a few guest artists from other crews. its going to be a huge night, im looking forward to it, might see some of you there!
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Party announcement [13 Sep 2006|12:10am]


Parus is going to be playing Live set on the main stage.
Koder - life set on the ambient stage. It is going to be lots of good techno and PsyChill music in the Ambient dome.
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pandora [08 Jun 2006|12:42am]



good times. already discovered some other groups that i really like because of their suggestions.

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Lyrics from Neil Young [17 May 2006|07:05am]

[ mood | Fuck you, Gilad Mishne ]

Let's Impeach The President

Let's impeach the President for lyin'
And misleading our country into war
Abusing the powers that we gave him
And shipping all our money out the door

Who's the man who hired all the criminals
The White House shadows who hide behind closed doors
They bend the facts to fit with their new story
Of why we had to send our men to war

Let's impeach the President for spyin'
On citizens inside their own homes
Breaking every law in the country
Tapping our computers and telephones

What if Al-Qaeda blew up the levees
Would New Orleans have been safer that way
Sheltered by our government's protection
Or was someone just not home that day

Let's impeach the President for highjacking
Our religion and using it to get elected
Dividing our country into colors
And still leaving black people neglected

Thank God he's cracking down on steroids
Since he sold his old baseball team
There's lots of people looking at big trouble
But of course our President is clean

Thank God

Freebies [02 May 2006|05:20pm]

Amethystium: Downtempo ElectronicaCollapse )
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[27 Apr 2006|08:51pm]


Unearthed (E.S. Posthumus)
Originally Released 2001
Genre: Electronica, 13 tracks
Copyright 2003 Wigshop Records

Antissa - 5:11 - 4.8M
Tikal - 3:46 - 3.5M
Harappa - 4:36 - 4.2M
Ulaid - 5:09 - 4.7M
Ebla - 6:09 - 5.6M
Nara - 4:50 - 4.4M
Cuzco - 4:02 - 3.7M
Nineveh - 3:42 - 3.4M
Lepcis Magna - 3:27 - 3.2M
Menouthis - 3:55 - 3.6M
Estremos - 5:06 - 4.7M
Pompeii - 3:40 - 3.4M
Isfahan - 4:34 - 4.2M

Bonus Tracks:
Rise to Glory (feat. DJ-Quik and Bizarre)
Tikal (club mix)

Get it while its hot!

Source: http://folk.ntnu.no/
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a special occasion for you! [02 May 2006|01:50pm]
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Chiptunes! [11 Apr 2006|10:10pm]

Ok, these aren't your standard trance/techno/edm/whatever, but they're fully, indisputably electronic. They are chiptunes! You remember those kickin tunes from the oldskool video games. Admitedly, I do cheat a little with the percussion at times, but the rest of the samples are fully chip samples...for what that's worth. Anyway, rambling aside... 
If they happen to float your boat, I'm doing one a week for the RSS feed <lj user="oldebattleaxe">. Enjoy.
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[05 Apr 2006|10:34pm]

Does anyone know where to download live DJ mixes for free besides limewire?
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[22 Mar 2006|06:06pm]

hi guys. i'm new, and um, ok, i'll share with you the bare minimum of stuff:

i'm 16, female, i go by "julia" (although have been called "jillian" on occasion), and i live in music.

and i want to be a recording artist as my profession.

oh, and i've danced with beck onstage.

so i guess that's it....
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freebie [20 Mar 2006|08:24pm]


Ultravisitor - Squarepusher

Stay cool, everyone!
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A whole lotta stuff [13 Mar 2006|04:07pm]

[ mood | energetic ]

This is the most accurate thing I have ever seen in my life!

In other news, starting today, the radio will be up uploading new tracks every single day. The website will also be finished soon. Then we will all start advertising and promoting!

EVERYBODY: Make sure you go listen to Nightmares on Wax's new album, "In Space Outta Sound". I'll post it if I can get an unlocked version.

To keep you occupied for a while, here's a great turntable track by Cut Chemist called "The Periodic Table"


Here's something interesting:

There was a project called 30 Days. 30 well-known electronic music artists were picked and each given a day to write a song. The song had to be based on the one made the day before their own. The whole process took 30 days. Enjoy!

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