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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A Perfect Mashup! Stardust vs. Madonna "Dance & Sing (White Label Mix)"

80s Madonna's vocals + Stardust (a.k.a. Daft Punk) =  "Dance & Sing (White Label Mix)". You'll love to move your body like a freak, with this spectacular Funky House mashup! This version was produced in 2004, but I believe it's timeless. The original name of the instrumental track is called "Music Sounds Better With You".

So, what is a mashup?
A mashup is a song or composition created by blending two or more pre-recorded songs, usually by overlaying the vocal track of one song seamlessly over the instrumental track of another.


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Health Benefits Of Roller Skating

Roller skating is ranked among the best aerobic exercises according to the American Heart Association and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness. Roller skating is a workout that involves almost all of the body’s muscles and in particular the heart. The National Institute for Fitness and Sports claims that roller skating works most of the major muscle groups (glutes, quads, abdomen, calves and arms) The American Heart Association proclaims that roller skating is equivalent to bicycling and jogging as a cardio workout.

It’s not a lot of fun to exercise by yourself, which is the case with most forms of exercise. Roller skating is a sport where you can find yourself in a group of literally hundreds of people doing the same thing. They are not at the skating rink for exercise; they are there for the fun, music, lights and socializing. When starting to roller skate, remember to first relax, bend your knees and find your dominant leg and push off with it.

Health Benefits
  • Low-impact exercise for joints
  • High caloric burn
  • Aerobically as good as jogging or cycling
  • Involves all the major muscle groups
  • Mentally uplifting
  • Fun, hip and possibly glamorous


Simon Cowell's Brand New Talent Show For DJs

According to some rumours Khloe Kardashian will host the show, and the panel will include Steve Aoki, Paul Oakenfold and Jamie Jones. Apparently House legend Frankie Knuckles is also on board as a mentor. The X Factor creator is set to launch a new show with the intent of finding the next great DJ. Cowell, who's been developing this show for over a year, calls DJs the "new rock stars," and says the show will capture the trendy rise of the DJ phenomenon.

In my own personal opinion, I don't believe you have to go to a talent show in order to become a DJ. Everybody can learn the basic skills and mix songs together, Perhaps, this show should focus on the search of music producers instead of DJs.


Friday, January 27, 2012

Le Castle Vania - Light (Original Mix)

Atlanta-based and internationally renowned Le Castle Vania known as Dylan Eiland, quickly escaped the local trappings of his hometown in Georgia to play music all over the world. His latest release "Light" is the new dance floor filler of 2012.



Thursday, January 26, 2012

Erick Morillo & Eddie Thoneick feat. Skin - If This Ain't Love

The video is set in a futuristic world, with dazzling visuals; ever-iconic Skin is brought to life by the power of music under the watchful eyes of computerized masters Erick Morillo and Eddie Thoneick. "If This Ain’t Love" is released on February 14, 2012 on Subliminal Records worldwide.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Treasure Fingers & Malente - Crusaders (Original Mix)

Atlanta based Treasure Fingers returns with his second EP entitled 'Crusaders', and this time he's teamed up with Malente. "Crusaders" is built around an infectiously Funky Disco bassline and dope stabs, creating a catchy & impeccable production that make this a must. Enjoy!



Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Olav Basoski - The Rain (Original Mix)

A perfect anthem that includes a superbly executed riff reminiscent of Disco period but skillfully crafted with sublime builds ups and into a release of energy on the drop with hard hitting beats and bass line leading the way. It's perfect, specially during these rainy days!



Disco Queens Chaka Khan, Grace Jones, Gloria Gaynor & The Pointer Sisters Perform Together at Lingerie Show

 2012 Disco Inferno!  Yesterday Sister Sledge, Chaka Khan, Grace Jones, Gloria Gaynor and the Pointer Sisters all took to the stage at the Etam Fashion Show In Paris. Dressed up for the occasion in glittering outfits, they gave onlookers a trip down memory lane as they performed their Disco hits from the Seventies. The disco-medley was the perfect accompaniment to the 70s-influenced collection of metallic plunge body-suits and dance floor neons. Take a look of their performance below.

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Chez Damier - Can You Feel It (Supernova Remix)

A legendary figure in electronic music, Chez Damier has played close witness to many of the pivotal moments in the history of House and Techno and "Can You Feel It" stands up against every House record ever made.



Oliver Twizt - Love Trip (Olav Basoski Remix)

For those in need of some heavy fuel to get those people on the dance floor going, I recommend you this massive mainroom remix from  House DJ Olav Basoski. Prepare yourself to lose calories for the rest of the year!



Saturday, January 21, 2012

Treasure Fingers & Malente - Crusaders

Treasure Fingers & Malente's "Crusaders" music video premiere. The latest track from Defected Records got a Funky Disco House bassline, which is dope & catchy. I believe it's the right time to get on your red dancing shoes!!! Video directed by Thomas Savary.


Friday, January 20, 2012

Sam Sparro Announces New Album 'Return To Paradise'

'Return To Paradise' marks the singer's second studio album. It will be released in spring this year. Sparro announced the news on his official website along with a number of the record's producers, which include Empire of the Sun's Jono Sloan. The upcoming album is also described as an eclectic collection of songs about love lost and the quest for happiness. Stylistically, there are songs that range from 80s  Soul, House and Disco dancefloor numbers to beautiful ballads. Listen "Pink Cloud" below.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sean Miller - Canibal Royal (Original Mix)

Welcome to the jungle! "Canibal Royal" a not-boring rhythm driving, without any bigger breaks, I mark it as masterpiece! Now close your eyes and imagine lions and tigers dancin' with an African tribe of cannibals.   



Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Prince Club - Love Strong (Original Mix)

Prince Club (ex-MadKids) are two young DJs/producers from Montreal, Canada who have their hand on the pulse of unique House music production. "Love Strong" is addictive, catchy and a dance floor bomb!



Proof That David Guetta Is A Fake DJ

A controversial video of David Guetta has been calling our attention recently this week! In the video the creator claims to provide proof that David Guetta is a fake DJ. The video claims to show that his Pioneer CDJ is turned off although some of the comments on Youtube have claimed it’s actually on and just appears to be off, although there are no blinking lights, or any indication that it’s even plugged in.

Take a look to the video below, and make up your own conclusions!


Monday, January 16, 2012

DJ Dan - Work That Sucka (Original Mix)

DJ Dan is a new producer on Chris Lake's almighty label Rising Music. "Work That Sucka", which is a fresh groovy House tune with catchy beats is a song you must have in your  music library. Hope you all enjoy it!



Kevin Saunderson New 2012 Club Mix Compilation

 The legendary DJ/producer, and Techno innovator from Detroit Kevin Saunderson (part of Inner City) is back with an amazing compilation! 'Kevin Saunderson In The House' is his first club mix compilation since 1996, one that sees him combine classic personal productions, exclusive new releases, re-interpretations of old favorites’ and the hottest House around into two mixes perfectly representing the unmistakable sound of Kevin Saunderson in 2012, including his latest single with Inner City "Future".  'Kevin Saunderson In The House' is out 30th January.


CD 01
01. The Soulshapes 'Comin’
02. Jay Haze featuring Laila Tov 'I Wait For You' (King Britt Remix)
03. Reese & Santonio 'The Sound' (2011 Remix)
04. Brick City 'Rumba Magic' (DJ Chus & David Herrero Mix)
05. Osunlade 'Envision' (Yoruba Soul Mix)
06. Josh Wink 'Jus Right' (Jimpster Remix)
07. Michel Cleis 'Litoral' (Original Mix)
08. Peter Horrevorts 'Crackhouse' (Original Mix)
09. Lauhaus 'Moonshine'
10. Alex Kenji 'Those Good Vibes'
11. Adam Port 'The American Dream'
12. Heartik 'Meltdown' (Original)
13. Kevin Saunderson featuring Inner City 'Future' (Kenny Larkin Tension Mix)
14. Inner City 'Good Life 2011' (Instrumental)
15. Shlomi Aber 'Groove Mechanism' (Chris Liebing Remix)
16. Gavin Herlihy 'Watch Ya Feet' (Berlin Mix)
17. Manjane 'Do The Dishes' (Original Mix)
CD 02
01. Kevin Master Reese 'Intro'
Alex Picone 'En Pensant' (Phil Weeks Remix)
02. Phil Agosta 'Tribute To Detroit' (Agent X Motor City Mix)
03. Internullo 'Taifas' (Alex Celler Dub)
04. Pablo Fierro 'Check the Boogie' (Soul Minority Remix)
05. Humano 'Life'
06. Kevin Saunderson 'Pump The Move' (Samuel L Session Remix)
07. Gabriel Rocha 'Ride On Time' (Original Club Mix)
08. Kweku Saunderson 'Innuendo'
09. Brandon Decarlo 'Forever & A Day'
10. Kevin Saunderson 'Rock To The Beat' (Ben Sims Remix)
11. Tommy FourSeven 'Track 5' (Robert Hood Mix)
12. Carl Craig 'At Les' (Christian Smith Hypnotica Remix)
13. Inner City 'Till We Meet Again' (Carl Craig Remix)
14. Kevin Saunderson 'Bassline' (Joris Voorn Remix)


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Poland Granny DJ Wika Rocks The Dance Floor

A 73-year-old Polish grandmother is refusing to let retirement get in the way of her love of DJing. Reuters reports Wika Szmyt, a.k.a. DJ Wika, spends three days a week mixing Disco, Rumba and Samba tracks for a mostly elderly audience at a club in Warsaw. The former youth counselor says she feels as though she is giving those out on the dance floor a new lease on life.  DJ Wika taught herself how to use sound mixing gear and says she has earned the respect of several more experienced and younger DJs.

DJ Wika
"Dancing changes their mood for the better, more fun. They don't think about passing, about preparing a gravestone and planting flowers on it. They think about life, and that's what music gives you. That's what music gives you!"


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Madonna Reportedly Asks Azari & III To Support Her On Tour

One thing you can't knock Madonna for is her taste in music, and she has reportedly asked Azari & III to be the support act on her next tour. The singer is said to be a huge fan of the House-revivalists band, who hail from Toronto, Canada. Madonna isn't the only famous face to rate them either. Johnny Depp, Calvin Harris & Mark Ronson are also fans of the electronic music quartet.

A source said: "Madonna loves them and although the tour hasn't been signed in stone yet, it's looking pretty much nailed on."

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DJ Fopp & Ciko DJ - Supercent (Alfred Azzetto Re-Work)

The duo DJ Fopp & Ciko DJ present their first release together on Rule 5 Recordings, delivering a strong House track entitled "Supercent". The song was remixed by Alfred Azzetto, one of the most respected and leading figures within the Italian House Music scene and beyond throughout the world.



Friday, January 13, 2012

Carl Cox Interview 2012

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Mike Newman & Antoine Cortez - Got Me Now (Original Mix)

An excellent re-arrangement of a real diso-ish House track, merging some well-known samples from a Disco House Classic by Room 5 "Make luv" with some contemporary House beats. As soon as you hear this track, it will be stucked in your head and will drive you mad!  



Thursday, January 12, 2012

Little Boots DJing Her Own New Track "Shake"

Last month Victoria Christina Hesketh a.k.a. Little Boots launched a party in an East London Secret Warehouse. People were dressed in black & gold outfits and they listened for the very first time this new song entitled "Shake". Little Boots will officially release her brand new as yet untitled album in March of 2012. Check out her latest performance in the video below.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Daft Punk´s Score For Tron Legacy Played By Five Floppy Drives

Youtube user MrSolidSnake745, who already has a pretty healthy selection of floppy disked video game themes, is offering the world his take on Daft Punk's "Derezzed," from the Tron Legacy soundtrack, played on five floppy drives. It's loud & chaotic, check out the video below!  


House Republic - Ivory (Original Mix)

"Nuggetz" is now a true anthem and after hitting Beatport and iTunes Top 10 Downloads, Richard Grey returns to his alter ego House Republic and takes us back, way back... "Ivory" headlines this momentous EP... A right little dancefloor teaser full of Disco vibes with plenty of punch and good House drums & bass, another simple, genius club bomb!



Chris Decent & Saint Liz - Dance Machine

"Dance Machine" is ready to hit the dance floors and will be the festival anthem of 2012 everybody will be talking about! "Dance Machine" contains the uplifting Miami sound with a mix of Ibiza's cutting-edge noise. Music video directed by Martijn Verhoeven.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

David Jones & Alex Kenji feat. Aqua Diva - Emotions

Watch David Jones, Alex Kenji & Aqua Diva music video premiere of "Emotions". Summery sounds and House music are the perfect combination for any day of the year. This is a true festival anthem with loads of spirit and positive vibes, that will have any crowd moving instantly!


Sunday, January 8, 2012

The 2 Bears - Work (Oliver $ Remix)

"Work" is the new single from The 2 Bears, taken from their debut album 'Be Strong' out 30th January. The Oliver $ remix is great, creating a proper Disco House vibe, which is very enjoyable. In conclusion, The 2 Bears are more than just a novelty act to watch in 2012!



The 2 Bears - Work

The 2 Bears are a collaboration between producer Raf Rundell and Hot Chip's Joe Goddard. The two initially crossed paths while DJing a London party hosted by the Greco-Roman Soundsystem collective. Later they made plans to try to replicate some of the Detroit Techno and Chicago House they had played in the club, with Goddard making beats and Rundell singing. Watch the music video for The 2 Bears' brand new single "Work" directed by Zaiba Jabbar.


Saturday, January 7, 2012

File Sharing Becomes A Religion In Sweden

Sweden has formally recognized file sharing as an official religion. The Missionary Church of Kopimism was founded by file sharing purists who say it is holy to freely exchange information on the web. Computer commands such as Ctrl+C - Ctrl+V are considered sacred symbols, and its membership has reached 3,000 since it was founded in early 2010.

The followers of the religion are called Kopimists from copy me. According to the church, communication and computer skills among its followers is important, and there is also no belief in gods or supernatural phenomena in their religious system.  The Church, based in Sweden, has been officially recognized on January 5, 2012 by the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency.

Isak Gerson, founder of the Missionary Church of Kopimism ↓
"The basic idea is that the information and the copying is kind of holding its own rights and are sacred to us. So we believe that the copying and sharing of information shouldn't be illegal but it should be encouraged." 


First Electronic Music Cruise Of Its Kind Ready To Sail

One of the biggest dance fests ever planned for the high seas kicked off yesterday in Fort Lauderdale, and organizers have promised a lively event. The first of its kind Holy Ship! music cruise, as it's being called, features more than 20 top DJs who are hyped into making it a whole adventure and not just playing a set and hiding out. Announced in June of 2010, the 3-Day Cruise aboard the MSC Poesia, a 93,000-ton luxury cruise liner, features everything from a DJ-led poker tournament to yoga classes.

Organized by three leading event planners: Richards' Hard Events, the Bowery Presents and Cloud 9 Adventures. Famous DJs invited to this unusual event are Fatboy Slim and former Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee. During the voyage the ship will make a stop at a private island in the Bahamas for a beach party. Other DJs taking part in the event include Laidback Luke, Diplo, Rusko, A-Trak, Steve Aoki and Skrillex. Tommy Lee will be also appearing with DJ Aero.


Friday, January 6, 2012

Soul Central - Strings Of life (Supernova Remix)

With their remix of the seminal "Strings of Life", Supernova have created a sympathetic yet contemporary takes on one of the best-loved House tracks of any generation; no small feat when you consider the source material.



Unboxing Behringer DDM 4000

Finally, I've achieved one of my dreams, that's right I got my first DJ mixer. Since two years ago, I've been making my mixes on my computer, but last year I decided to get more serious with this hobbie. At first, I was thinking in getting a Pioneer mixer, but to be honest with you, those products are stupidly expensive. So I did a research, and I discovered a good brand that makes audio products, and it's called Behringer.

The Behringer DDM 4000 is a professional club mixer, that can be compared with the Pioner DJM 800. It's the most affordable mixer in the market, and its audio quality has been described by a lot of DJs as extremely good! See the video below, that's me unboxing this explendid machine. I will upload more videos soon, on my Youtube channel, please become a subscriber, thanks.  http://www.youtube.com/user/ElectroWOWofficial 


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Top 10 Music Predictions For 2012

2012 is a very interesting year for the music industry, it seems that people is now more open to listen new music genres and styles. First of all I'm not Nostradamus, anyway, let's ask the crystal ball about the future of music just for fun!

1) It's a sure thing that Electro & Progressive House music is now more mainstream, but unfortunately people is going to get tired of it very soon. Dubstep is going to invade the Pop market, but after a year kids will get bored of it too.   

2) House music will never die, sampling and a lot of hi-hat cymbals will be used by many producers this year.

3) Deep House DJs & artists will get more attention in underground & hipster clubs.

3) At the end of 2012 Daft Punk hopefully will release a new track and album. 

4) Low sales during summer festivals due to the economic crisis & mainstream DJs.

5) Little Boots, Roisin Murphy & Scissor Sisters will return to the music business.

6)  WTF Paris Hilton will be wrongly named by the media as "The Queen of House Music" 

7) Behringer & Gemini DJ products will gain more popularity in the club market.

8) The film industry will work with renowned electronic music producers. 

9) A lot of DJs will be touring Asian clubs this year. China is the next Ibiza.  

10) Finally, get ready aliens will invade Earth this year, so run for your life!


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Joe Pompeo - Chinatown (Sonny Fodera's Can't Sleep Mix)

Joe Pompeo from New York joins the Beatdown Family with this stellar release. The sample that was used on this remix is Amanda Lear's "Queen Of Chinatown", an old Disco hit of the late 70s. Oh hell yeah! Great stuff! 



Sunday, January 1, 2012

WTF Kanye West Makes His DJ Debut

Let's start 2012 with some apocalyptic news, Hip Hop rapper Kanye West debuted last night as a DJ in Las Vegas. He chose the ridiculous DJ name of Yeezy World Peace, and he's planning to become the next David Guetta of commercial dance music lol. We can't judge how good or bad were his DJ skills, but according to some reports he played rap music on turntables instead of digital CDJs.

I believe Kanye West's new DJ career isn't going to be receiving any kind of support from the established DJs of the electronic music industry. We won´t forget his disrespectful attitude with Partizan's Jeremie Rozan & Ed Banger's So Me at the 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards; and worst of all is that the entire world knows he got an ego problem.  


Todd Terry & House Of Gypsies - Samba (Matteo DiMarr's Old School Meets New School Remix)

Toolroom Records continues its series of Todd Terry classics with Canadian producer Matteo DiMarr reigniting classic "Samba" with a wicked big room remix. With a discography spanning over twenty years, Matteo DiMarr has established himself as one of the industrys leading legends with his pioneering productions helping to define house music over the past two decades.