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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Electro WOW Music Awards 2011

"Doin' Ya Thang"
  Oliver $
     Label Play It Down

     Label Rejected

"Around (Solomun Vox Remix)"
  Noir & Haze
     Label Noir Music

 "Big Bad Wolf"
  Duck Sauce
  directed by Keith Schofield

"Azari & III"
  Azari & III
     Label Cooperative Music
     Lanza and Christian Farley



Thursday, December 29, 2011

Parachute Youth- Can't Get Better Than This

Music Video by Parachute Youth "Can't Get Better Than This" shot by French filmmaker Julien Paolini in Burkina Faso → Africa. The creative House music producers Mathew Gill & John Courtidis a.k.a. Parachute Youth, debuted a few weeks ago their debut EP 'Can't Get Better Than This', which includes a remix from the talented Sam La More. I would describe their music style as refreshing House music intended for the young generation. Enjoy it!


The Longest DJ Set World Record Of 132 Hours And 30 Minutes

On Thursday 22nd Decemeber 2011 Smokin Joe Mekhael played his last track of a marathon DJ set that began 6 days earlier and lasted 132 hours and 30 minutes. This epic achievement now awaits authentification from the Guinness Book of Records to be entered as the longest DJ set in history. The previous record was set by DJ King from Brazil who played non-stop Rap music for 5 days.  

It will take months for Guinness to review all of the evidence and award Smokin Joe Mekhael with a brand new certificate. Despite this, he is now "The Marathon DJ Champion Of The World" and he's ready to receive his championship belt within a few weeks!


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Todd Terry Interview 2011

Todd Terry Interview 2011 (10:37 minutes)


BBC Radio 6 To Revive Vinyl On New Year's Day

BBC Radio 6 has announced that it will revive vinyl on New Year's Day only. The alternative radio station will use turntables for every song it plays next Sunday on January 1st, 2012.  Station editor Paul Rodgers said:

 "In a world dominated by digital music, vinyl is a format still close to the hearts of many music lovers and increased sales demonstrate its enduring appeal."

Most BBC and commercial stations phased out vinyl in favour of CDs in the 1990s, before more recently switching to the digital format.


Bob Sinclar Reportedly Robbed of €150,000 In Jewelry & Clothing

Bob Sinclar reportedly claims he was robbed of more than €150,000 in jewels & clothing. The popular DJ & producer was victim of an assault in his Paris apartment during the Xmas holidays. Thieves forced the front door of the apartment, located in the third district of Paris; fortunately, Mr. Sinclar was not at that time at home & his life wasn´t in danger. This week, the Judicial Police in Paris have opened an investigation to determine the exact location of the burglars.


Monday, December 26, 2011

Mike Newman & Antoine Cortez- Move Your Feet (Original Mix)

Mike Newman & Antoine Cortez are quickly becoming the hottest names in the Los Angeles House music scene. They are regularly DJing at Hollywood clubs including Avalon and Playhouse, Supperclub, and Eden, and have opened up for DJs such as Roger Sanchez, Mark Knight, Cedric Gervais, Paul Harris, among others. Above you can listen the remake they did for Junior Senior's hit "Move Your Feet", enjoy!



Sunday, December 25, 2011

Behringer iNook Boom The World's Most Expensive & Loudest iPod Dock

 The name Behringer might give you a clue, being an award-winning innovator of affordable professional audio and music equipment. In order to celebrate the launch of 50 new consumer audio products, Behringer’s iNuke Boom is proud to be the loudest iPad, iPod and iPhone dock that anyone and everyone would have ever come across at CES next year in Las Vegas.

  As with anything and everything in life, there is a price to pay, and this particular one will actually make your banker cry to the tune of $29,999.99. I guess it also makes perfect sense, considering you would need to pay such a behemoth of a price tag for monster sound, not to mention the fact that this puppy is really, really huge, as it measures 8 feet wide and 4 feet in height, tipping the scales at more than 700 pounds, and pumping out more than 10,000 Watts of power.


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Roy Davis Jr feat. J Noize & Kaye Fox- Enjoy The Ride (James Talk & Ridney Remix)

Having now released records in four different decades, Roy Davis Jr is one of House music's original pioneers, lending his name to countless seminal tracks including the global hit "Gabrielle". "Enjoy The Ride" is exemplary of his soulful approach to House, and this remix from James Talk & Ridney readies the track for total dancefloor domination with a bassline that has to be heard to be believed!



Friday, December 23, 2011

Umek & Christian Cambas- Heroes Of The Night (Pleasurekraft Remix)

Collaborations are always meant to bring out the best from the parties involved and this is exactly the case once again for Tech House heroes Umek & Christian Cambas. Men of the moment, Pleasurekraft, turn the original mix upside down and drive it to warped territory with their signature sample mangling and bigger-than-huge production, while wacky percussion and menacing sub bass add to the bouncy mayhem.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Richard Grey Interview 2011

Richard Grey Interview 2011 (11:02 minutes)


Monday, December 19, 2011

L-Vis 1990 feat. Para One & Teki Latex- Feel The Void

"Feel The Void" is a tune that shows off L-Vis 1990's love for old school sounds with pride. Inspired by early Chicago House, it has already seen crossover success, with a variety of DJs dropping it, and critical praise coming in from sources as diverse as Q and Clash. Check out the video below, if you don't believe me. Directed by Kate Moross, Hans Lo  & James Connolly.


Techno Church In Sweden Attracts Hundreds Of Young People

A church in Stockholm, Sweden has organised a mass set to Techno music to combat dwindling attendance rates. Reuters reports the initiative has attracted hundreds of young people to All Saints Church. Vicar Olle Idestrom said it has been encouraging to see the youth spending their Friday night at church.

'We didn't quite expect this to become the resurrection it has. It has truly become a big deal. We are very grateful for that, it is fantastic that people who wouldn't usually attend church wants to celebrate mass on a Friday evening,' he told Reuters.

The vicar is a fan of Techno himself and wanted to use modern music to celebrate Christianity. He plans to hold more Techno masses in the new year and even take the idea on tour.

Well, I'm agnostic but this church looks pretty interesting, don't you agree with me? lol


Friday, December 16, 2011

Tommie Sunshine Interview 2011

Tommie Sunshine Interview 2011 ( 1:26 minutes)


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Moby Breaks Down Some Of The Terminology Of Electronic Dance Music

For new fans of electronic dance music, the terminology is a maze of genres and sub-genres. Let's let Moby help us sort them all out:

EDM: "The first thing to know," Moby says, "is that no one calls it electronic dance music. The term is EDM, and it's a catch-all term for the different forms of electronic music." 

BPM: "All EDM is rooted in bpms (beats per minute)," says Moby, who set a Guinness World Record for fastest tempo in a single with his 1,000-bpm song Thousand. "So Trance music is faster, House music is slower."

Dubstep: "It's a descendant of Jungle, an early '90s, very fast form of EDM with Reggae and Breakbeat influences. Jungle morphed into Drum and Bass, and then there was an offshoot of that, two-step, which slowed the bass lines way down," Moby says. "Heavy Metal and Hip-Hop, interestingly, share the same tempo, around 75 bpm. Dubstep is an amalgamation of the two."

House & Techno: "They're both offshoots of '80s Disco," Moby says. "House has a slower bpm, Techno is faster." Both House and Techno adhere to a steady 4/4 drum pattern.

Breakbeat: This rhythm breaks up 4/4 patterns with syncopation and is often used in Dubstep. "It uses a lot of samples and is not as fast as House music, but faster than Hip-Hop," Moby says. "The Chemical Brothers made it very popular, but I'd credit Fatboy Slim with bringing it to the mainstream."

Acid: "It's not the drug," Moby says. "Acid specifically refers to the sound of a bass line, and it's very synthetic. It was a sound created in the late '80s with the Roland TB 303 bass synthesizer, which has a very harsh sound." Acid can also be used to distinguish between subgenres, such as Acid House and Acid Breaks.

Electro: "It's meant so many things in the last 30 years. Now it means futuristic electronic music and was used to describe Kraftwerk and Afrika Bambaataa.


I:Cube- Transpiration (Original Mix)

I:Cube finally triumphed over the chimera and delivered a new EP Lucifer en Discothèque as a prelude to his forthcoming album. After 15 years of an almost constant production, how can any artist possibly avoid the pitfall of repetition while re-inventing his style? Cube delivers a masterly answer! As its name implies, "Transpiration" (perspiration in English) is sure to make dance floors sweat around the globe.

Whats fascinating with these new tracks, especially "Transpiration", is the way Chaix manages to reconcile the old with the new, his 15-year heritage of production with all the recent technological developments. This track reveals various influences, for instance Todd Terry, Godfather of the 90s NY House, as well as Sheffield rave parties of the same era yet revisited without an ounce of pomposity.



Solid Groove Performs at Rhondavous

Solid Groove Plays Chic's "I Want Your Love" at Rhondavous


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tommie Sunshine & Disco Fries- Don't Look Back (Original Mix)

Tastemaker to tastemakers and musical-icon, Tommie Sunshine has collaborated with Disco Fries on a new song called "Don't Look Back". A deep slice of Vocal Disco House, that will storm the charts!  



Monday, December 12, 2011

Riva Starr & Fatboy Slim feat. Beardyman- Get Naked

Watch Riva Starr & Fatboy Slim's music video premiere of "Get Naked". Director Tom Kingsley use the comedy element to satisfy our attention. Three fat ladies make a parody of mainstream artists who love to make a lot of cash by using the product placement strategy in their own videos. As Duck Sauce´s recent video "Big Bad Wolf", this one is also ridiculous funny, and we love it!


Maceo Plex Interview 2011

Maceo Plex Interview 2011 (5:27 minutes)


Sebastien Drums Interview 2011

Sebastien Drums Interview 2011 (5:46 minutes)


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Gramophonedzie- Number One

Gramophonedzie is back home on Guesthouse Music with a brand new single that is taking the House nation by storm! The latest release from, Gramophonedzie "Number One" is catchy as hell, and it's good to see some Funk and Disco going on these days!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Azari & III- Reckless (With Your Love)

Exclusive video premiere of "Reckless (With Your Love)" by Azari & III. The Canadian House quartet will release their third promotional single on February 12th, 2012. The track comes equipped with a radio mix and remixes from talented DJs & producers such as Paul Epworth, Riva Starr, Julio Bashmore and Tiga. Don't forget to watch the the music video below!

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2011 Electro WOW Music Awards Nominees

Electro WOW Music Awards 2011 has changed 180° degrees. The big surprise is that I'm no longer supporting commercial Dance/Pop music. Since two months ago, I got tired of Britney, David Guetta, and LMFAO´s songs. Now I'm more focused on club music & DJing culture.

Check out the list of nominees below, please send me your votes at electrowow@hotmail.com or express yourself  at the comments' section. Winners will be announced on December 31st, 2011.  Support your favorite artists now!   

Best House Track
Crazibiza- Keep It Comin' (Original Mix)
House Republic- Nuggetz (Original Mix)
Joey Negro pres. Sessomatto- All Over The World (Club Mix)
Tradelove- Rock The Casbah (Club Mix)
Oliver $- Doin’ Ya Thang (Original Mix)

Best Tech House Track
Federico Scavo feat. Andrea Guzzoletti- Strump
LaMessa feat. Lisa Millett- Time (The Cube Guys Mix)
Phiel Kieran & Green Velvet- Michael Jackson (Mic Jack In Version) 
Richard Dinsdale- She’s Hot (Original Mix)
Tim Green- In Love (Original Mix)
Best Remix
Bob Sinclar feat. Rafaella Carrá- Far L’Amore (Franky Rizardo Remix)
Joey Negro- Feel It (Alex Kenji Remix)
The Black Project feat. Franky S.- Off The Wall (Tradelove Remix)

Todd Terry & The Gyspymen- Babarabatiri (Copyright Remix)
Z Factor – Keep On Jumpin’ (Luigi Rocca Remix)
Best Music Video
Azari & III- Reckless (With Your Love) (Directed by George Vale)

Duck Sauce- Big Bad Wolf (Directed by Keith Schofield)
Hercules & Love Affair- My House (Directed by Price James)
Riva Starr & Fatboy Slim feat. Beardyman- Get Naked (Directed by Tom Kingsley)

SebastiAn- Embody (Directed by So Me)
Best Album Of The Year
Azari & III- Azari & III
Hercules & Love Affair- Blue Songs
Best Record Label
Spinnin Records
Toolroom Records
Z Records


Richard Dinsdale- She's Hot (Original Mix)

Richard Dinsdale turns up the heat with this new EP on Spinnin! Proper slab of chunky, funky Tech House primed for smashing dance floors all over the world!



Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Dr. Kucho Interview 2011

Dr. Kucho Interview 2011 (10:24 minutes)


Monday, December 5, 2011

LaMessa feat. Lisa Millett- Time (The Cube Guys Mix)

Tech House remix done by The Cube Guys on DJ LaMessa's track "Time". Vocal House singer Lisa Millett sounds more than wonderful on this version. Danceable & fun, I really like it!  



The Chemical Brothers To Release Concert Film "Don't Think"

"Don’t Think" captures The Chemical Brothers live show in all its eye-popping glory onstage at Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival back in July of this year. Director Adam Smith has worked with the duo as a visual collaborator across the course of their career, so he’s undoubtedly the right man for the job. In another treat for fans’ adrenal glands, "Don’t Think" is apparently the first-ever concert recorded in Dolby 7:1 surround sound and mixed for the big screen experience. From the looks of the trailer, it’s going to be a trip. The film will screen in 20 cities on January 26, 2012.
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Big Bad Wolf Video Contest

Prize Details
Grand Prize: One grand prize winner’s video will get uploaded to the official Duck Sauce YouTube page and the creator will get a free pair of tickets and a meet and greet to any Duck Sauce show in 2012 (pending management approval). Runner-Up Prizes: The next three videos will all get uploaded to the official Duck Sauce social media pages.

Contest Instructions
With the recent release of the Big Bad Wolf video, Duck Sauce wants YOU to create your own version of the epic music video! Download cut-out photos of A-Trak and Armand Van Helden’s heads. Then using the crotch-head concept, create the most creative and outrageous video you can imagine. Using Big Bad Wolf as your backing track, upload your video to YouTube and submit the link!

Download the photos here↓
and then print them out and start taping!
Contest Starts
December 01, 2011 @ 12:00 pm (EST)
Contest Ends
December 22, 2011 @ 11:59 pm (EST)

More Details ↓


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Tim Green- In Love (Original Mix)

Tim Green shares his feelings with the world on Get Physical. "In Love", a feel-good, almost disco-inspired piece. House at its finest with its smooth vocal cuts and creamy synth lines. A golden wave of dance club nostalgia comes over us in the most beautiful way, while also able to hold its own in the modern Tech House scene.



Exclusive First Glimpse Of The Gemini CDJ-700

 The innovation behind Gemini’s new CDJ-700 focuses on two key elements of DJ performance: versatility and control. Due to the incredible variety of modern media, DJs can’t be restricted to a single format, so the CDJ-700 offers incredible flexibility, allowing playback from CDs, SD cards and USB memory devices in a variety of file formats (MP3, AAC, WAV and AIFF). Plus, the CD slot, which features compatibility with CDs, CD-Rs and MP3 CDs, also boasts an amazingly quick load-time of just eight seconds! And when it comes to control, the CDJ-700 provides a new dimension of tactile command by incorporating the industry’s first touch-sensitive display screen. Now you can navigate between folders and tracks, adjust tempo and even set effect values using the same intuitive controls found on the world’s most popular media players and smart phones.Inspired by the latest technological trends, the CDJ-700 literally puts professional features and innovative design right at your fingertips.



Friday, December 2, 2011

Kevin Saunderson To Release New Track With Legendary Group Inner City

 December 7th sees the release of "Future", Inner City’s first entirely original material for a decade. Anyone with even a passing interest in House music will be aware of their legacy, with tracks such as "Good Life", "Big Fun" and "Pennies from Heaven" among the most celebrated tracks ever written. Comprising Techno legend Kevin Saunderson and singer/songwriters Paris Grey and Ann Saunderson, Inner City’s "Future", has been written and produced in collaboration with another Detroit legend, namely Kenny Larkin, with additional production duties provided by the very talented producer/remixer Orlando Voorn. Devastatingly catchy and highly emotional, it exhibits all the soulful flavours and qualities you would expect from these celebrated producers and singers. Inner City will be performing live for Defected In The House at London's Proud2 this New Years's Eve click here for more details and tickets.


Pioneer Introduces New Color Version Of The CDJ-850

Pioneer's industry-leading CDJ multi-player range is about to become even more desirable, with the introduction of new colour version of the CDJ-850.

The CDJ-850-K offer the operability and stylish design of Pioneer's high-end models, but at a more accessible price, with function as sound cards and support various media and music formats including CD, MP3, AAC, WAV and AIFF, making them incredibly versatile.

The CDJ-850-K come bundled with Pioneer's rekordbox™ music management software. rekordbox™ analyses the BPM and beat position of songs from your computer, allowing DJs to categorise music by genre and create playlists before a gig. DJs can easily transfer songs and playlists to the multi-player via USB.

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Peter Kharma & Andrew M- Jet Lag (Slicerboys Remix)

Produced, arranged and mixed by Peter Kharma & Andrew M for Np Music International/Whitepromo. "Jet Lag" was remixed by Funky House DJs Slicerboys. I think you'll like it, enjoy!  



Thursday, December 1, 2011

Riva Starr Interview 2011

Riva Starr Interview 2011 (4:48 minutes)