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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Boys Noize Interview 2012

Boys Noize Interview 2012 (4:20 minutes)
Again this year the French music festival 'Les Transardentes' has honored its reputation. The 2012 edition will be remembered as a good year with a sold out of 12,000 people and unleashed headliners in great shape, one of the DJs who participated in the event was Boys Noize, check out this interesting interview!


Cedric Gervais "Have You Seen Molly?" Video Teaser

After all the bullshit occasioned by a bipolar Canadian DJ, finally, here's the video teaser for "Have You Seen Molly?". That's Right! motherfuckerz get ready to dance again to the beat of Acid House music! The complete music video will be released next week, stay tuned for more information later or call 1-800-MOLLY.


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Kweku Saunderson - The Orb (Kevin Saunderson Remix)

Kweku Saunderson is a DJ, producer, songwriter and performer. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York; Kweku is poised to break through the local underground scene and take his music to global heights. Young and talented, he took to music at fourteen. He perfected his craft under the wing of his uncle and world renowned Techno music pioneer, Kevin Saunderson.



Maelstrom - House Music (Boston Bun Remix)

80-ties Chicago House mixed with Techno from the future. A distorted bass line meets clever drums, this remix got the perfect rhythm that will make you dance all night long!



Wednesday, March 28, 2012

RoboCop Techno Club Scene (1987)

Watch RoboCop unseen Techno club scene from the film released in 1987. Both RoboCop & Techno music are originally from Detroit,  the American city which gave birth to this phenomenal underground electronic music genre. The big news is that a remake of RoboCop is coming our way in 2013. The upcoming science fiction film will star Joel Kinnaman in the role originated by Peter Weller, and it's going to be directed by Jose Padilha. For more information click here.


Monday, March 26, 2012

Bizarre Teaser for VCMG's New Music Video

Watch the exclusive video teaser for the new single from Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore's Techno project VCMG. If you are a fan of Asian horror films, then this video will please you! Their debut album 'SSSS' was released on March 12th, for tracklisting, artwork and more information go to mute.com.


Friday, March 23, 2012

Laurent Garnier feat. The L.B.S. Crew - Our Futur (Detroit Mix)

Laurent Garnier's forthcoming EP 'Timeless: The Return of Laurent Garnier' on Ed Banger Records is something everybody wants to listen this year! Get the track "Our Futur (Detroit Mix)" on Beatport, two weeks exclusive before official release.



DJ Scams iTunes & Amazon with Stolen Credit Cards

A wannabe DJ superstar, Denver White (a.k.a. DJ Denver) alledgedly defrauded both iTunes and Amazon out of approximately $1.5 million after using a series of computers to purchase his music using stolen credits cards. Literally thousands of stolen cards were used in the fraud, which came to the attention of the two companies after the no-name DJ bought some many copies of his track he outsold Madonna and rocketed to the top of the iTunes charts. According to prosecutors White and his team behind the scam used up to 24 laptops loaded with trace blocking software to avoid detection, and bought White’s songs over a period of up to a year and a half.


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Fatboy Slim Interview 2012

Fatboy Slim Interview 2012 (6:09 minutes)
An exclusive interview at home with Fatboy Slim ahead of his summer 2012 event Big Beach Bootique 5, which will take place in June of the present year.  


Modeselektor feat. Otto Von Schirach - Evil Twin

Wildly diverse, infused with exuberance and inspired by a slap of the absurd, Modeselektor’s inarguable Techno grooves seem to emanate from every conceivable musical genre, creating a controlled chaos whose sonic expression elevates the eyebrows and heartbeats of critics and dance floors around the world. Watch now their latest music video for "Evil Twin", which is the second single taken from the album "Monkeytown".

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cajmere - Percolator (Jamie Jones Vault Mix)

It's time for the "Percolator", whatever that means this remix is a banger you must include in your DJ set! The original catchy song has been remixed a million of times, but this new version is pretty fun & it never gets old!



Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Do Dogs Like Music?

Against the conventional wisdom that music is a uniquely human phenomenon, ongoing research shows that animals actually do have the capacity for music. But rather than liking Classical or Techno, Snowdon, an animal psychologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has discovered that animals march to the beat of a different drum altogether. They enjoy what he calls "species-specific music": tunes specially designed using the pitches, tones and tempos that are familiar to their particular species.

Humans like music that falls within our acoustic and vocal range, uses tones we understand, and progresses at a tempo similar to that of our heartbeats. A tune pitched too high or low sounds grating or ungraspable, and music too fast or slow is unrecognizable as such. To animals, human music falls into that grating, unrecognizable category. With vocal ranges and heart rates very different from ours, they simply aren't wired to enjoy songs that are tailored for our ears.


Monday, March 19, 2012

The Chemical Brothers - Don't Think

The Chemical Brothers are back to kick your ass! The Techno duo have released a new music video for their most recent popular song "Don't Think", which was featured in the Black Swan movie. In the video, you'll see them performing in front of a big crowd in Japan. It was directed by Adam Smith. For more information about the official release of the new concert film 'Don't Think' on DVD & Blu-ray, you can check out this link  http://smarturl.it/TCBDontThinkRelease.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Hotels Must Pay Music Royalties In Europe

Different hotel federations  have described as outrageous a recent law from the European Court of Justice that hotels should pay royalties for the broadcast of music on TVs and radios in hotel bedrooms. Personally, I believe it would generate extra costs on the hotel guests, and its implementation is a very bad idea.

EU law provides for remuneration for those who produce recordings for commercial purposes, but allows for exemptions for “private use”. The court considered whether such broadcasts in hotel bedrooms were private or public use.The case will now go back to the High Court for a decision based on the interpretation provided by the European Court of Justice.

Do you agree with this new law? YES / NO


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Nina Kraviz - Ghetto Kraviz

One of the most eagerly anticipated music videos of 2012 is finally released! After a series of groundbreaking singles such as "Pain In the Ass", and  "Im Week" Muscovite Nina Kraviz premieres her biggest hit "Ghetto Kraviz" on a sexy video, this is something you must watch!

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Volkswagen Giving Away Tickets for Kraftwerk Concert

Volkswagen of America is giving away 50 pairs of tickets per show to the sold-out, eight-night stand of the performance-exhibition, "Kraftwerk -- Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8," from April 10 to 17 at MoMA. Visit http://vwgifaway.com/ to enter the contest. Winners will be contacted by March 26. The legendary German robo-synth group, have been making music since 1970, and known for such tracks as "Tour de France," "Computer Love" and "Autobahn," is often hailed as the progenitor of such musical styles as Techno and the New Romantic movement.

In addition to the concert tickets, Volkswagen is giving away 500 pairs of tickets to view a temporary exhibit of Kraftwerk's audio and visual material from April 12 to May 14. Fans who enter to win performance tickets will be eligible for both events.

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Green Velvet & Harvard Bass - Kickin It (Original Mix)

Green Velvet is one of the most loved and most eccentrically brilliant character in Techno music. "Kickin It" is his newest production & collaboration with Harvard Bass. It's a big room Techno song everybody will love to dance!



Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Chemical Brothers to Create Film Score for 'Now You See Me'

The Chemical Brothers will write the soundtrack for forthcoming new film 'Now You See Me'. The electronic duo have signed on to write the score for the fllick, which is directed by Louis Leterrier and stars The Social Network's Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson, etc. The film is set to hit screens in January next year.

With the movie currently filming, its not likely that we’ll see any footage for quite some time. The Chemical Bros. are getting ready for their next musical project, and it will be just as magical if not completely entrancing as their previous scores (The Black Swan & Hanna).  

Synopsis 'Now You See Me'
FBI agents track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money. 

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I ♥ Techno

Loyal readers of Electro WOW, since two days ago, I have fallen in love with Techno music. I just realized it is as cool as House music, and from now on I will support the genre on my blog. It is not easy to find good uplifting Techno songs these days, because it's sadly that most of them are influenced by the boring minimal sound. However, I will try to do my best by researching good tracks and remixes. Keep in mind, that there is always a rainbow after the storm. 

So, what is Techno music?
Techno is generally repetitive instrumental music produced for use in a continuous DJ set. The central rhythmic component is most often in common time (4/4), where time is marked with a bass drum on each quarter note pulse, a backbeat played by snare or clap on the second and fourth pulses of the bar, and an open hi-hat sounding every second eighth note.

                                                  Warning! This is a great example of Techno music↓

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Koen Groeneveld Interview 2012

Koen Groeneveld Interview 2012 (9:50 minutes)
Interview in the apartment of Koen Groeneveld, the DJ talks about his inability to play instruments, future collaborations with projects/bands, and the process of doing remixes for other DJs, among other interesting aspects of his life.


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Fashion Guide For Men ► How To Create a Futuristic Look?

If you are a Sci-Fi geek, nerd or a Techno/House DJ, then you'll probably love to read this interesting fashion article. The new ASOS Black Collection is inspired by the year 2025, many of these clothes are dark, futuristic and elegant. In this collection cutting-edge fabrications look to the future with sportswear-inspired mesh and nylon inserts sitting alongside more traditional fabrics. John Mooney, the man who created all these designs predicts the future of fashion for men. Check out some good examples below.

Sports jacket constructed in a Poly Nylon mix with a crumbled finish for a relaxed and worn in look. Featuring a ribbed standing collar, a zip placket, twin zip pockets to lower front, contrast coloured inserts to the shoulders, full length sleeves with ribbed panels and slim stretch cuffs, a mesh lined interior and a ribbed hem.
 Polo shirt constructed in a pure cotton pique. Featuring a classic polo collar, a concealed press stud placket, a woven main with a contrast fabric panel to the centre front, short length sleeves, ribbed cuffs and an uneven hem with notched sides.
Crew neck jumper constructed in pure cotton with contrast fabric panels for a relaxed sports look. Featuring a wide crew neck, a fine gauge knit with textured front and back panels, long raglan sleeves and a ribbed trim to the cuffs and waistband.
Panelled jumper constructed in a lightweight, cotton knit. Featuring a double layered, crew neck, a fine gauge knit with a contrast fabric panel to the centre front, full length sleeves and ribbed detailing to the cuffs and inner neck.

Printed baseball jacket constructed in a looped back sweat fabric. Featuring a ribbed band collar, a faded geometric print design, a zip through front, twin jet pockets with contrast trims and full length sleeves with contrast mesh cuffs and hem.
Chukka trainer boots featuring, a leather upper, a round toe, rivet edged lace up closure, high-rise ankle height cut, padded ankle cuff, and a stitched thick rubber sole, with a light tread, in a patent finish.


Koen Groeneveld & Addy Van Der Zwan - Attack (Original Mix)

Together with Addy van der Zwan (Koen's musical partner since the stone age) he launched a series of Disco Tek EP'S which are being released on his aBZoluT imprint. Now they bring us Disco Tek EP 6 with on the A side 'Attack' and on the B side 'He', two Techno vibes tracks to keep crowds going untill deep in the night.



Saturday, March 10, 2012

Jeremy Glenn Interview 2012

Jeremy Glenn Interview 2012 (3:34 minutes)
Jeremy Glenn talks about his initial career as a DJ in House & Disco music. The DJ accomplished his main dream to be part of an European label, and he also approves the use of Internet to share music.


Friday, March 9, 2012

International DJ Day Celebrated Around The World

On every March the 9th, people from all over the world are supposed to celebrate the International DJ Day. For 10 years this day has been celebrated as a tribute for those who work in the music industry as DJs.  They are so popular in our time, and thanks to them we can party and dance inexhaustibly! The initiative was undertaken in 2002 by the foundations 'World DJ Fund' and 'Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy', and has remained active for a decade.

The term DJ refers to a musician who creates, selects and plays music in front of an audience. The tracks he mixes in a DJ set, are remixes or extended versions of original records. There are different types of DJs.

Radio DJ: The one who works in a radio station, and broadcast new tracks and remixes.
Club DJ: The one who plays in bars, events or discotheques.
Bedroom DJ: The one who plays in his own bedroom and broadcast his mixes via video or podcast.

Do you want to promote your music?
* Here's the solution: http://goo.gl/gYZahg


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Chris Carrier - Sweet Cookie (Original Mix)

French underground legend Chris Carrier returns with a new EP entitled 'Street Talk'. The most interesting track is "Sweet Cookie",  which is funky as hell, this one will serve as a perfect peaktime tool for all lovers of Nu Disco music.



Roger Sanchez Announces 2012 Australian Tour

With over two decades worth of musical experience under his belt, Roger Sanchez has earned his status as a House music legend. Because between an extensive discography of his own productions and high-profile remixes, founding the label Stealth Records and a Grammy win, the S-Man has been a key figure in club music’s rise.

It’s should come as good news then that Sanchez has just announced a five-date Australian tour, hitting Perth, Melbourne, the Gold Coast, Adelaide and Sydney at the end of April for a string of club shows. Perth tickets are on sale now, while tickets for the rest of the country go on sale March 12.

Tour Dates
Friday April 20 – Villa Nightclub, Perth
Saturday April 21 – Pretty Please, Melbourne
Sunday April 22 – Shooters Nightclub, Gold Coast
Tuesday April 24 – Garage Bar, Adelaide
Wednesday April 25 – Ivy, Sydney


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Simon Cowell's 'DJ X Factor' TV Show Parody

Back in January, X Factor mogul Simon Cowell announced he will be launching a talent show for DJs in 2012. Not all of us were happy with his absurd idea, but nothing has been confirmed yet. Anyway, meanwhile here's something very funny that will make you cry laughing. A famous DJ from Ibiza named Steve Lawler, recently uploaded a video on his Youtube account, which is a parody of the upcoming TV show. In the video below, you'll see some of the world’s most credible and respected DJs lining up for an audition. Can you guess what happens next? lol


Little Boots Covers Chic's "I Want Your Love" on Piano

Check out Little Boots' new video, in which she covers Chic's classic "I Want Your Love". The artist will release a new album this year, and it seems to be inspired by the sound Disco music.

Little boots
"Nile rodgers was on a disco documentary i was watching the other night and i'd forgotten what an absolute dude he is... i love this song, there's rarely a time i don't dj it in a set in some form or another... it works on piano too because it is A GOOD SONG however you dress it up... think about how many songs on the radio that is true of... RESPECT!"


Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug (Todd Terje Disco Dub)

Todd Terje has of course been impressing more with his own productions of late, yet armed with the masters for the seminal "Love Is The Drug" he proves that his golden touch for remixing has not lost one iota of its enduring shine. Wisely choosing not to drastically change what is an almost perfect  song, Terje elects to add plenty of echo and delay, deftly updating the track for contemporary ears without sacrificing any of Brian & co's sax infused charm.


Tyson Teases New Single "On The Radio"

I'm a big fan of Tyson, and honestly I think he deserves more attention from the media. Yesterday, the Disco/Funk singer released a video teaser for his upcoming single "On The Radio". The initial melody + his vocals gave me chills, in the good way! We just have to wait for an official announcement about the release of this spectacular song during the next days.


Manuel Sahagun - Tomorrow (Original Mix)

"Tomorrow" is Manuel Sahagun's new burnin' single. This track is hot, clubby, and funky. It has a catchy Disco sample that reminds of the young Michael Jackson's voice. This track has the perfect combination of flavors to get any dancefloor up, even if it's in a club, in a house party, or anywhere.



Monday, March 5, 2012

Queens of Disco [Documentary]

Exclusive documentary, in which Graham Norton profiles the leading ladies of the Disco era, including Gloria Gaynor, Donna Summer, Grace Jones, Chaka Khan, Madonna and 'Honourary Disco Queen' Sylvester.





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Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Joy of Disco [Documentary]

Documentary about how a much-derided music actually changed the world. Between 1969 and 1979 Disco soundtracked gay liberation, foregrounded female desire in the age of feminism and led to the birth of modern club culture as we know it today, before taking the world by storm. Latin & Black communities were also part of this important music genre, which is still alive today as Nu Disco.  





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Woman Shakes Ass to Beethoven's Symphony

Creativity has no limits, a new form of art is emerging in this world! and that's called "shaking the ass." An unknown female artist uses her voluptuous ass in a small concert to shake it to the beat of a Beethoven's symphony. It's definitely a fun way to listen classical music, specially today, which is no longer popular among the youth generation. Watch the hilarious video below, there is little information about it, but I believe this is going to be viral pretty soon!


Various Recent Music Genres Enter The Latest Edition of The Chambers Dictionary

Dubstep and Grime are among a number of recent musical genres that have entered the latest edition of the Chambers Dictionary. Grime, which has had a large following in the higher reaches of the charts, specially in the United Kingdom, is described as "a style of popular music combining elements of dancehall and hip-hop". Dubstep, the genre of choice for artists including Nero and Skrillex, is labelled as a "type of electronic popular dance music developed from drum and bass".

Boyband has also entered the latest edition, despite being a largely popular term used for several decades. The noun is defined as a "pop group, targeting mainly the teenage market, composed of young males chosen because they look good and can dance and sometimes even sing". Beatboxing and online Cloud services have also made it into the Chambers Dictionary update. 

Warning! If you're allergic to Dubstep I suggest you not watch the video below.


Aeroplane Interview 2012

Aeroplane Interview 2012 (4:03 minutes)
Interview with Vito De Luca a.k.a. Aeroplane recorded right before his DJ set at Voyeur in San Diego, California. The talented DJ talks about all his favorite things in life: records, venues, equipment, childhood hero, etc.


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Sam Sparro - Happiness (The Magician Remix)

This remix is pure magic, it makes me wanna dance all day & night. Yes sir! I'm talking about the latest work from Belgium DJ/producer The Magician. Indeed, I believe the original song "Happiness" by Sam Sparro does not sound as good as this remix! Does anybody know if there is an extended version for DJs? Well, that will be great too . . .

More info about the release date soon.


Simian Mobile Disco Premieres New Single "Seraphim" on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 Show

The BBC Radio 1 show  got the exclusive premiere of Simian Mobile Disco's new single "Seraphim". In case you didn't know, according to the dictionary, "Seraphim" is a celestial being having three pairs of wings. My personal criteria on this track is that I like the outstanding Diva vocals, although I think it's a little bit too deep & dark. Anyway, I'm sure there will be interesting uplifting remixes coming on the way. The new album 'Unpatterns' will be out in May of the present year.  


Friday, March 2, 2012

James Bond Theme Tune Played By Flying Robots

A video of flying robot quadrotors performing the James Bond theme has gone viral. The robots in the footage below can be seen playing various instruments including the guitar, keyboard, drums and cymbal. The quadrotors in question are controlled by computer-programmed instructions rather than by humans. The project was carried out by the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Lab at the University of Pennsylvania, and the video premiered at the TED2012 conference in Long Beach, California.


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Ghosts Of Venice - Don't Stop The Music (Club Mix)

Having burst onto the House scene in late 2009 with remixes for the likes of Grum, James Talk and Ridney, Leeds UK based Ghosts Of Venice, has been working away on his own unique brand of filtered disco house and is now widely known for his energetic DJ sets and stripped down style of production.



Gemini CDJ 700 Multi Media Player [REVIEW]

-Full Color Touch-Screen Display
-Familiar Pioneer CDJ-Standard Layout
-Versatile Playback Options: CD, USB Mass Storage, SD Cards, and fully MIDI-Mappable
-Nice High-Resolution Touch-Sensitive Jog Wheels (Best for Mixing & Beatmatching)
-Good on-board Feature Set (Loops, Hot Cues, Sample Banks, Effects)
-Excellent Price (Great Value)


-Jog Wheel is too tight for Quick Scratching
-Mostly Plastic Construction