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Monday May 28, 2012

A quick note to let y'all know that I am leaving dancemusic.about.com. I've greatly enjoyed my time at dancemusic.about.com for the past nine years - interviewing everyone from Lady Gaga to David Guetta, Armin van Buuren to Calvin Harris, and Book of Love to Taylor Dayne, and it's time for me to start a new adventure. Please feel free to follow me on twitter at @djron91 or contact me via my website www.djron.com. Thanks so much for your support over the years.

Song of the Day: John Acquaviva,  Olivier Giacomotto and Francis Preve - "Get Down / Turn Around"

Friday May 25, 2012

Get Down Turn AroundDefinitive 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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Amsterdam Dance Event 2012

Monday May 21, 2012

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.

May Club Chart Posted

Wednesday May 16, 2012

Check out the Club Chart for May - the biggest club records as compiled from a panel of DJs around the US.

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Madonna - "Girl Gone Wild" (Remixes) Review

Wednesday May 16, 2012

With mixes by Avicii, Dada Life, Dave Aude and Offer Nissim, Madonna's latest single "Girls Gone Wild" flew up the Billboard Club Chart. Check out our review here.

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Will Holland - Digitally Enhanced Volume 5 CD Review

Wednesday May 16, 2012

If you are a fan of the Anjunabeats compilation, or just love progressive house and trance, you will definitely want to check out Will Holland's Digitally Enhanced series. Check out our review of Digitally Enhanced Volume 5 here.

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Coati Mundi - Dancing For The Cabana Code In The Land Of Boo-Hoo CD Review

Wednesday May 16, 2012

Best known as the comic relief of the early '80s fun group Kid Creole and The Coconuts (who sang "I'm A Wonderful Thing") and the producer of the disco classic "Deputy Of Love" by Don Armando's Original Second Avenue Rhumba Band, Kid Creole continues to instill humor in his musical releases. Check out our review of his recent CD Dancing For The Cabana Code In The Land Of Boo-Hoo here.

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Mitch Branson - Darkness of Pleasure CD Review

Wednesday May 16, 2012

Mixing goth house, dark house and electro with a touch of the erotic, Mitch Branson's Darkness of Pleasure is unlike anything we've ever heard before. Check out our review here.

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Deluka - You Are the Night EP Review

Wednesday May 16, 2012

Mixing indie rock and electronica with an 80s vibe, Deluka's debut EP You Are the Night is quite exceptional and has us anxiously awaiting more. Check out our review here.

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Nickodemus - Sun People Remixed CD Review

Wednesday May 16, 2012

Nickodemus' epic Sun People album receives the ultimate nod of respect - an incredible remix album. Check out our review here.

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