Red Bull THRE3STYLE – Een DJ battle als geen ander

Vijftien minuten, twee decks, minimaal drie genres en slechts één kans om het publiek te imponeren. Dat is Red Bull THRE3STYLE. Op vrijdag 10 augustus 2012 vindt deze dj-battle plaats in de Amsterdamse Melkweg. Zes bekende Nederlandse dj’s strijden dan om een plek in de grote finale van Red Bull THRE3STYLE in Chicago.

Momenteel vindt de battle in achttien landen wereldwijd plaats. Vanuit elk land reist iland,n september uiteindelijk één afgevaardigde af naar Chicago. Hier wordt op internationaal niveau gestreden om de felbegeerde titel van ‘Red Bull THRE3STYLE Champion’.

De zes geselecteerde dj’s die Nederland vertegenwoordigen zijn Gomes, Brutuzz, DNS, Goodgrip, Fullscale en Cream. Host van de avond is MC Fit. Een vakjury, bestaande uit Lange Frans, MC Pryme (Armand Corneille) en The Flexican, bepaalt samen met het publiek wie van deze zes talenten het opneemt tegen de internationale top in Chicago. Uniek aan THRE3STYLE is dat de dj’s minimaal drie genres gebruiken in hun mix van vijftien minuten. Daarnaast zijn niet alleen technische skills van belang, maar moet de uiteindelijke winnaar ook in staat zijn om de menigte uit zijn dak te laten gaan.

Laat je verrassen door THRE3STYLE – een battle vol energie waar geen vijf minuten dezelfde zijn.

Red Bull THRE3STYLE
Vrijdag 10 augustus 2012
De Melkweg – Amsterdam
Tickets à €8,00 EURO verkrijgbaar via www.ticketmaster.nl

Afrojack’s ‘Jacked’ European Summer Tour 2012

Afrojack, one of the world’s most prominent DJs and producers, is about to set off on the largest European summer tour in his career. For over two months, Afrojack will cross almost every border in Europe to play the continent’s most prestigious festivals and venues starting on the sixth of July. Afrojack will visit nineteen different countries in less than three months to play at an imposing total of over forty shows including Tomorrowland (Belgium), Creamfields (England), Balaton Sound (Hungary) and Global Gathering (England and Ukraine).

Besides playing at Europe’s most anticipated summer events, Afrojack adds several of his own ‘Jacked’ events to his hectic schedule. The ‘Jacked’ events at Ibiza’s legendary club Amnesia, BCM Mallorca and a ‘Jacked’ take-over during ‘F*** Me I’m Famous’ at Pacha Ibiza – hosted by world’s #1 DJ David Guetta – are assured highlights of Afrojack’s extensive summer tour.

Since the foundation of Afrojack’s ‘Jacked’ in July 2011, the party concept has expanded to one of world’s most popular club nights. R3hab, Shermanology, Apster and Bobby Burns, who all form a part of Afrojack’s valued imprint Wall Recordings, will join Afrojack during the upcoming ‘Jacked’ events and select dates of the tour.

Afrojack returns to Europe right after his first own ‘Jacked’ tour in North America. The #7 of DJ Mag’s Top 100 hosted over 40 of his infamous ‘Jacked’ parties in cities like Miami, Las Vegas, Chicago, New York and Atlantic City. In addition to his own tour dates, Afrojack delivered mind-blowing performances at multiple major American festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, Electric Daisy Carnival New York and Coachella.

Soon after this summer tour, Afrojack will release his long awaited album. Afrojack produced the album earlier this year during his stay in Los Angeles and will include collaborations with a number of world known artists. Afrojack will surely preview tracks of this forthcoming album during his shows in the next months.

Tour dates

06-07-12 Friday Barclaycard Wireless Festival @ Hyde Park London (England)
06-07-12 Friday Rock in Rio @ Ciudad Del Rock Madrid (Spain)
07-07-12 Saturday Godskitchen Fusion @ Kucukciftlik Park Instanbul (Turkey)
09-07-12 Monday Afrojack @ BCM Planet Dance Mallorca (Spain)
10-07-12 Tuesday Together invites ‘Jacked’ @ Amnesia Ibiza (Spain)
11-07-12 Wednesday Balaton Sound @ Lake Balaton Zamardi (Hungary)
14-07-12 Saturday UMF Poland @ Hippodrome Warschau (Poland)
14-07-12 Saturday Global Gathering @ Chaika Airfield Kiev (Ukraine)
16-07-12 Monday Jacked @ BCM Planet Dance Mallorca (Spain)
18-07-12 Wednesday Afrojack @ Tropics Lloret de Mar (Spain)
19-07-12 Thursday F*** Me I’m Famous @ Pacha Ibiza (Spain)
20-07-12 Friday Sunblast Festival @ Golf Costa Adeje Tenerife (Spain)
21-07-12 Saturday Afrojack @ Kursall Club Udine (Italy)
22-07-12 Sunday Afrojack @ Paradise Club Mykonos (Greece)
27-07-12 Friday Global Gathering @ Long Marston Airfield Stratford Upon Avon (England)
27-07-12 Friday Afrojack @ Cocorico Riccione (Italy)
28-07-12 Saturday Sundown Festival @ Amager Strandpark Copenhagen (Denmark)
29-07-12 Sunday Tomorrowland @ De Schorre Boom (Belgium)
30-07-12 Monday Afrojack @ Paradise Club Mykonos (Greece)
31-07-12 Tuesday Afrojack @ Tropics Lloret de Mar (Spain)
01-08-12 Wednesday Afrojack @ Sudoeste Festival Zambujeira do Mar (Portugal)
02-08-12 Thursday FMIF gets ‘Jacked’ @ Pacha Ibiza (Spain)
03-08-12 Friday Afrojack @ Gran Canaria Summer Festival Maspolomas (Spain)
04-08-12 Saturday Dance Valley @ Recreatiegebied Spaarnwoude Spaarnwoude (Netherlands)
05-08-12 Sunday Kings of Ace @ Bloomingdale Overveen (Netherlands)
06-08-12 Monday Jacked @ BCM Planet Dance Mallorca (Spain)
06-08-12 Monday F*** Me I’m Famous @ Ushuaia Ibiza (Spain)
07-08-12 Tuesday Afrojack @ Paradise Club Mykonos (Greece)
08-08-12 Wednesday Afrojack @ Starbeach Hersonissos (Greece)
11-08-12 Saturday Afrojack @ David Guetta & Friends Vienna (Austria)
11-08-12 Saturday Energy @ Hallenstadion Zurich (Switzerland)
12-08-12 Sunday Afrojack @ Aquarius Novalja (Croatia)
15-08-12 Wednesday Afrojack @ Tropics Lloret de Mar (Spain)
15-08-12 Wednesday Afrojack @ Opium Mar Barcelona (Spain)
16-08-12 Thursday F*** Me I’m Famous @ Pacha Ibiza (Spain)
20-08-12 Monday F*** Me I’m Famous @ Ushuaia Ibiza (Spain)
23-08-12 Thursday Afrojack & Friends @ Spijkenisse Festival Spijkenisse (Netherlands)
25-08-12 Saturday Creamfields @ Daresbury Cheshire (England)
08-09-12 Saturday Afrojack @ Lake Festival Graz (Austria)
13-09-12 Thursday F*** Me I’m Famous @ Pacha Ibiza (Spain)
15-09-12 Saturday Sensation @ Telenor Arena Oslo (Norway)
27-09-12 Thursday F*** Me I’m Famous @ Pacha Ibiza (Spain)

Connect:
http://afrojack.com
http://facebook.com/djafrojack
http://twitter.com/djafrojack

Tune Of The Day: Spandau Ballet vs. Basto! – Gold 2012

Basto is Belgium’s freshest EDM export and is well known for his melodic brand of feel good progressive house music. His latest remix is set to become an absolute dance floor destroyer reworking classic 80’s pop royalty Spandau Ballet and their global hit Gold.

Teaming Tony Hadley’s unmistakably powerful vocals with a banging main room electronic vibe, Basto has turned the 1983 track into a contemporary dance track that is equally at home on the dancefloors as it will be on the terraces of the country’s Olympic stadia. Instantly recognizable as the Spandau Ballet hit, established fans and clubbers alike will be singing along to the catchy chorus. Spandau Ballet are no strangers to dance music. They were there at the start of the DJ culture in the late 1970s and early 80s in the clubs of Soho and throughout Europe and the world. The band were one of the first white bands to release a 12“ remix of their singles, in particular To Cut Along Story Short, an era-defining slice of electronic myth-making which took them to a huge audience, out of the clubs and into the charts. Followed closely by Chant No.1 (We Don’t Need This Pressure On), a mix of contemporary funk and modern vibes, Spandau Ballet were the coolest band in town.

Basto’s re-take of Gold manages to mix a more aggressive electronic sound with the ingredients of an energy anthem, all over an indestructible bass. It’s a strong step up from his previous big room hits like the tantalizing Gregory’s Theme, the addictive Again & Again, atmospheric Cloudbreaker (with Yves V) and gives a massive nod to his current Beatport chart topping monster, I Rave You.

As Basto himself says: When I first decided to remix “Gold” by Spandau Ballet, I. hesitated for a moment.  Usually, I’m very sceptical when it comes to reworking classics. Why would you wanna take the risk to ruin an epic record? But we managed to make it a very relevant dance track, without losing the gist of the original. It’s not a remix of an old track anymore, it’s a cool record with an epic vocal”   

Basto is constantly heading club charts with his remixes including Kylie MinogueThe Wanted, Ed Sheeran and Flo-Rida to the recent smash hit  212 from Azelia Banks featuring Lazy Jay, Conor Maynard, Stooshe ft. Travie McCoy, Lil John ft. LMFAOLabrinthMoby and Sander Van Doorn.

OUT NOW exclusively on Beatport.

Connect:
http://bastomusic.com/
http://www.facebook.com/bastomusic
https://twitter.com/#!/bastomusic
http://www.myspace.com/bastomusic
http://www.youtube.com/bastomusic

Billy The Kit and Ace Agency join forces

One of the household names of Dutch dance music will be joining forces with Ace Agency for all his worldwide bookings.

‘Billy The KiT always rocks the club! No matter what! Nothing but respect for this guy!’ – Shermanology

‘Happy to see an official rock star added to our group! Welcome bro!’ – Quintino

With an average of 240 shows a year, Billy The Kit is known for his energetic, charismatic and exploding performance on stage. With his colorful personality, Billy knows exactly how to completely draw his personality into his sets. Already having the Dutch party people under his spell, Billy performed as a weekly resident on MTV’s Totally Summer on Tour at clubs all over Europe. So far Billy has done 4 summer tours, doing over 30 gigs within 7 weeks in 6 different countries.

After several successes, various major labels started noticing Billy The Kit and at the beginning of 2011 Billy was the first Dutch dance-artist to be signed with EMI Music, the major label of Swedish House Mafia and David Guetta. The same year, Billy presented ‘Don’t Be Shy’ as his first release on EMI. The record immediately hit the charts and was chosen to be the anthem of the Dutch TMF Awards.
In the past few years Billy has released multiple tracks on labels like Mixmash and Spinnin’ and 3 mix compilations. Currently Billy The Kit is working on new tracks with other well-known Dutch producers, including another release on Laidback Luke’s infamous imprint Mixmash. His second single ‘Higher’ will be released on EMI’s imprint Positiva in the summer of 2012 and will feature vocals by Nathan Duvall and Bnann, frontman of Infadels. The official music video of ‘Higher’ has been finalized and is ready for its revelation to the public.

More info:
http://www.djbillythekit.com/
http://www.aceagency.com/