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Definitive recordings has an interesting A&R process. Label head John Acquaviva and label exclusive producer Olivier Giacomotto tour the world, testing out potential new releases in their club sets. Audience reactions determine what gets picked up for release. So it's no surprise that when John and Olivier had a Definitive label party in Austin and hung out with producer Francis Preve that some shared studio time would lead to some hot tracks. "Get Down" starts off with a subtle house groove which gradually builds in intensity. The "Get Down" chant is not a command, but more of a suggestion that builds with repetition. The bleepy loop that starts about two minutes in slowly becomes the focus as it crescendoes into a monster hook that will get any crowd cheering. "Turn Around" starts off a little more aggressive than "Get Down" and just gets more powerful as it builds into a massive drop-out. DJs take note, here are two tracks that will work in any big room club.
Turnaround - Youtube
Get Down - Youtube
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The 17th edition of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the premiere European dance music conference, will take place from October 17th-21st, 2012. After selling out for the fifth year in a row, the event is expanding to include a fifth day with the Sunday being a full day of events in addition to the Wednesday (which was added for the 15th edition.) The 2011 ADE featured the announcement of the DJ Mag List winners and brought more than 140,000 clubbers (night-time events) and 3,000 conference delegates (day=time events) from over 60 countries.
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