Paul Oakenfold – We Are Planet Perfecto, Vol. 2

There are new stars emerging from the electronic scene all the time but there is one uber star – whose illustrious career spans the genre’s entire history and who has consistently been at the cutting edge since day one.

Paul Oakenfold’s contribution to the birth, growth and evolution of EDM is an epic story of legendary proportions and his extensive discography documents each stage of this incredible journey.

One of the new highly acclaimed annual contributors to that discography is Paul’s exciting We Are Planet Perfecto compilation series and this year’s release sees a focus on the sound Paul Oakenfold plays at his live shows stateside.

Being the first international DJ to have “broken America” Paul has toured the length and breadth of the country continuously for the last twenty years. Moving to Los Angeles in the early 00′s Paul made the US his home and focus of his career both as a DJ and film score producer.

Featuring smokin’ hot tracks and remixes from Nicky Romero, Hardwell, Tommy Trash, John Dahlback, Richard Beynon and of course Paul himself – We Are Planet Perfecto Vol. 2 gives listeners and fans worldwide a taste of what US clubbers experience at a Paul Oakenfold live show today.

This is Paul Oakenfold in America… bringing US together.

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W&W – Moscow (Official Music Video)

One of the many highlights of their A State of Trance 550 set in Moscow, W&W now finally reveals the highly anticipated ID. As an ode to their ever-growing league of Russian fans and a night to never forget, the Mainstage boys present ‘Moscow’, a  melodic tune for the masses!

Although the summer of 2012 has only just started, Willem and Ward have already celebrated highlight after highlight. With many more warm nights to be filled with their music, they present their follow-up to Jochen Miller collab ‘Summer’ and Marcel Woods joint venture ‘Trigger’, the big room loud and contagious ‘Moscow’.

Walking the thin line of prog, trance and electro, this eclectic affair will rumble and shake the many crowds it’s destined to meet.


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Miss Monica neemt afscheid van Classics

Op zaterdag 1 september draait Miss Monica haar allerlaatste classics/oldschool set. Ze is klaar met het draaien van deze muziekstijl die zij al sinds 1993 met veel plezier heeft gedraaid en kondigt een grote ommekeer aan.

Bij haar fans staat ze er bekend om: Miss Monica draait muziek met haar hart en dat is duidelijk te zien en te horen tijdens haar optredens. Ondanks haar volle agenda heeft ze besloten om niet langer die muziek te draaien waarvoor ze met grote regelmaat wordt geboekt: classics en oldschool. Na haar bezoek aan de beruchte Club Berghain in Berlijn en Kiesgrube in Duitsland heeft Monica definitief de keuze gemaakt om het “oude” achter zich te laten en zich volledig op het nieuwe te gaan richten: deephouse, techhouse en funky techno, wat niet onbekend is voor deze Grande Dame de House Musique.

Miss Monica begon – nadat ze zelf als bezoeker van de eerste feesten al geruime tijd bevangen was door het housevirus – in 1993 met draaien. Dit pakt bijzonder goed uit en binnen een jaar krijgt ze al een vaste avond in de Rotterdamse club Nighttown. Al snel stromen de boekingen binnen en zet ze zichzelf binnen korte tijd op de kaart. Helaas moet ze in 1998 de “concurrentie” voorbij laten gaan wanneer ze door het chronische vermoeidheidssyndroom ME, niet langer door kan gaan met draaien. Na vijf jaar maakt Monica in het jaar 2004 een indrukwekkende comebacktour en is zij weer terug van weggeweest.

Miss Monica is duidelijk over haar besluit: “Ik heb mij de afgelopen jaren anders ontwikkeld in mijn persoonlijkheid op energetisch en emotioneel niveau. Dit geeft ook duidelijk een afdruk weer op mijn draaien en muziekkeuze. Stond ik vroeger aardig te stampen, sta ik nu te grooven en mooie tunes te draaien op 126 bpm. Ik ga 100% links of rechts af, omdat ik dit nodig heb voor mijn muzikale ziel. Ik had al langer het gevoel dat ik geen voldoening meer uit mijn sets haalde, en als ik mijn hart volg is dit een logische stap.”

In het Recreatiegebied Spaarnwoude te Halfweg neemt Miss Monica op zaterdag 1 september – tijdens het Wooferland festival – afscheid van haar classics en oldschool tunes tijdens een op voorhand al legendarische set. Als house classics festival is Wooferland dé plek voor het afsluiten van een tijdperk. Als slagroom op de taart overhandigt Miss Monica na afloop van haar set haar eigen USB stick met maar liefst 100 van haar favoriete classics aan de winnaar van een speciale winactie. Wil jij kans maken op twee vrijkaarten, een speciale Meet & Greet en vervolgens naar huis gaan met deze USB stick? Doe dan mee met de actie en laat ons weten waarom juist jij deze prijs moet winnen. Stuur je inzending voor 21 augustus naar: info@djmissmonica.nl

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Tiësto Brings Club Life To LA’s Legendary STAPLES Center on October 20

Tiësto will perform at the famed STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, October 20. Tickets for this will be available NOW!

His STAPLES Center performance marks a triumphant return to Los Angeles for Tiësto who wrapped his 2011 “Club Life College Invasion Tour” at the city’s The Home Depot Center. With over 26,000 fans in attendance, this stands as the largest single DJ event in US history. Moving to Downtown Los Angeles for the 2012 installment, Tiësto will perform at one of the world’s finest venues; home to world class concerts and sports teams with a rich tradition of winning – from the great Lakers to the Kings’ recent run to the Stanley Cup.

Tiësto’s STAPLES Center performance will come on the heels of his fall 2012 “Club Life College Invasion Tour” – the first and the largest dance music tour to ever hit the American college market, featuring special guests Dada Life, Bingo Players and Tommy Trash.

Further details about Tiësto’s STAPLES Center performance and special guests will be announced in the coming weeks on www.tiesto.com.

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.

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Mix Of The Day: Frenk Wiersma (creative director A Day At The Park) live ‘ADATP 2012 countdown’

This set has been recorded live on the 22nd of June in Doornroosje, Nijmegen during the first night of Evotions’ Extrawelt weekender. It’s a 3 hours set, and it captures the first 3 hours of the night. It starts slowly, but is always flowly which builds to the live-set of Extrawelt. It reflects the  musical ideas of Frenk Wiersma about what electronic dance music should be on the mainstage of A Day at the Park.

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Tiësto University Site – Club Life College Invasion Tour

The University
Tiësto University is the best place to stay up to date with Tiësto’s Club Life College Invasion Tour and all of the exciting contests and promotions that are taking place throughout the months leading up to the tour as well as what is happening on the road and at each of the shows.

The Tour
Tiësto announces the launch of “Tiësto’s Club Life College Invasion Tour,” the largest dance music tour to ever hit the American college market. Tiësto will headline the two-week tour this Fall with stops at campuses across the United States and Canada.

“Tiësto’s Club Life College Invasion Tour” offers a new generation of fans the opportunity to witness one of the most legendary experiences in today’s live music world.

“I’m very excited to announce my College Invasion Tour,” Tiësto says. “It provides a way for me to bring my show to new parts of the continent and to a new generation of music fans. American and Canadian college students have always played an important role in the development of musical acts and genres. I hope that this tour helps to establish dance music in the same way.”

In conjunction with the college tour, Tiësto is launching two unparalleled contests for his fans. The first is a remix contest offering fans the chance to remix Tiësto’s hit track “Work Hard, Play Hard.” The winning remix will be released on Tiësto’s own Musical Freedom label and the winner will have a chance to open for Tiësto during the College Invasion Tour. The second contest will give one lucky fan the chance for Tiësto to attend his or her house party by competing with fans from college campuses across the country.

THE TOUR & SUPPORT
Oct 2 -Syracuse,NY- OnCenter w/ Dada Life
Oct 3 -Erie, PA -ErieInsurance Arena w/ Dada Life
Oct 4 -Albany,NY-Washington AvenueArmory w/ Dada Life
Oct 5 -Durham,NH- Whittemore Center w/ Dada Life
Oct 6 -Amherst,MA- Mullins Center w/ Dada Life
Oct 7 -Bethlehem,PA- SandsBethlehemEvent Center w/ Bingo Players
Oct 8 -University Park,PA-BryceJordanCenterw/ Bingo Players
Oct 9 -Cincinnati,OH- Fifth Third Arena w/ Bingo Players
Oct 10 -Columbus,OH- Nationwide Arena w/ Dada Life
Oct 11 -Ypsilanti,MI- EMU Convocation Center w/ Dada Life
Oct 12 -Grand Rapids,MI- Deltaplex w/ Dada Life

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