Hardwell in Top 25 iTunes

De derde mix-compilatie van Hardwell getiteld ‘Hardwell Presents Revealed Volume 3’, komt binnen in de top 25 van iTunes. 

De 24-jarige DJ/producer uit Breda die afgelopen weekend nog Sensation afsloot, bracht op vrijdag 6 juli zijn derde mix-compilatie ‘Hardwell Presents Revealed Volume 3’ wereldwijd uit. Hardwell is zonder twijfel één van de meest succesvolle producers/DJ’s in de wereld op dit moment.
Vorig jaar kwam hij in de toonaangevende populariteits poll, de DJ Mag Top 100 binnen op nummer #24. Dit jaar valt er wederom weer op hem te stemmen op www.djmag.com/top100.

Hardwell’s aankomende single Hardwell & Showtek – How We Do is zijn volgende wapenfeit. Vorige week is de videoclip voor de track in premiere gegaan op MTV US waar deze ook nu high rotation staat. De track zal 30 juli gereleased worden via zijn eigen label Revealed Recordings.

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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:
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http://www.aceagency.com/

Valtifest maakt thema en Line-Up bekend

Hallo, hallo? Planeet Valtifest voor Planeet Aarde: de line-up voor 2012 is bekend! Grote sterren, kleine sterren, onontdekte sterren, kortom een artiestenheelal met onder andere The Magician, Bart B More, Addison Groove, Joost van Bellen, Busy P, DJ Sneak, Peaches, Spank Rock, Boemklatsch, Lady Starlight (vaste DJ van Lady Gaga), Dimitri, Gomes, Dope D.O.D. en nog veel, veel meer!

Valtifest. Het enige festival met een dresscode, dat creativiteit, muzikale vernieuwing en een geëngageerd thema hoog in het vaandel heeft staan. Het thema van dit jaar is ‘Next to Uranus’. Het is crisis, er is ellende, daar kan en mag niemand omheen maar soms wil je er wel eens aan ontsnappen en er ver van wegvluchten. Een dag in je eigen parallelle universum kunnen leven waar iedereen vrolijk is en veel plezier heeft. Waar je alles los kunt laten. Dit kan op planeet Valtifest, en dat ligt net naast Uranus!

De vijfde editie van Valtifest wordt wederom georganiseerd door MTV en Meubel Stukken en vindt dit jaar plaats op zaterdag 1 september op de NDSM-werf in Amsterdam-Noord, dat speciaal voor die dag wordt omgebouwd tot de meest uitbundige planeet in ons sterrenstelsel. Op alle podia zie je het thema terug en het publiek zal weer net zo uitbundig als andere jaren verkleed in het thema deze planeet komen verwarmen.

De kaartverkoop is van start gegaan.
Valtifest – Next to Uranus
Zaterdag 1 september2012
NDSM werf Amsterdam Noord
12-23u
EARLY NERD: € 45
VVK: € 55

Check www.valtifest.nl en www.facebook.com/valtifest voor tickets, line-up, dresscode & info.

LINE UP VALTIFEST 2012:

RAUW
Rauw, de wereldberoemde clubavond uit Trouw en Tivoli, staat bekend om innoverende en enerverende elektronische muziek met een vlijmscherp randje, van dance tot techno tot rock tot disco.
The Magician ~ Busy P ~ Bart B More ~ Joost van Bellen ~ Spank Rock (live) ~ The DiscTwins ~
L-Vis 1990 ~ Para One ~ Surkin

BEUKPLEIN VOL GAS MET VICE
Van heavy metal tot zware horror grime. Een combinatie van elektronische muziek en bands waarbij het woord beuken hoog in het vaandel staat. Dit hardste en stoerste podium wordt gedomineerd door vrouwen.

HOST: Wannabe A Star & Monsieur Plastique
Dope D.O.D. ~ Peaches (DJ-set) ~ Lady Starlight ~ Bullerslug ~ Wannabe A Star ~ Vrouwenzijn OK! ~ Sphincter ~ Coevorduh ~ Intergalactic Ladyboy

LOST IN SPACE (25 YEARS OF HOUSE)
De voormalige tent van OHAF – het jaarlijks uitverkochte ACID feest in Paradiso – trekt een ruimere baan om de aarde met een ode aan 25 jaar housemuziek.
HOST: Miss Bunty
DJ Sneak ~ Dimitri ~ The Glimmers ~ Tom Trago (live) ~ Rahaan ~ Dekmantel Soundsystem ~ RiskSoundSystem

CABLE
Gomes neemt zijn wekelijkse dubstep, hiphop, 2-step, grime en (future) garage CABLE clubavond in de Melkwegmee naar Valtifest.
HOST: MCSampiee
Gomes ~ Guerilla Speakerz ~ Addison Groove ~ Boemklatsch ~ Brutuzz B2B Mudde ~ Cinnaman ~ EZ ~ Architecs ~ Cream ~ King Shiloh

MTV THE GRIND
Waar de zonnebrand zorgt voor extra glibberige soepele moves. Hiphop, R&B & Moombathon en meer, van classics tot toekomstmuziek.
HOST: Covergirl Sunny & MC Lyrical Tie
Toddla T ~ Flexican & MC Sef ~ Yellow Claw ~ Mr Wix ~ Vic Crezée
Feadz & Kito ~ Codes

TIENIES ZONNECENTRUM
Dit zonnecentrum heeft het meest strenge deurbeleid waar ook ter wereld: maar warm is het er wel. Let op: Wit naar binnen, bruin naar buiten.
HOST: TEENAGE GRANNY AND JETTY X. B.
‘When Jetty is in town you get sneller brown!’
Martin Duvall ~ Jacques Buytenaertz ~ DJ Triston ~ Wiebe Elenbaas AKA ROCKA XL ~
Mnr. BroekjeVol & Mevr. BloesjeVol ~ Zubrowka Intergalactic ~ DJ Sophinummer & DJ Migraine ~ DJ Danny Fernandez (Mallorca, Es)

SMIRNOFF CUBE
Deze witte intergalactische kubus is een ruimteschip dat feest en reist naar verre uithoeken van het universum, naar werelden waar geen menselijk wezen ooit geweest is.
HOST: MCSpyder
BeesmuntSoundsystem ~ FeestDJ Ruud ~ Henzel & Disco Nova ~ Spacegirls ~ Sheila Hill
Joshua Walter ~ Cat Carpenters

PK DISKO KLUBB
Paardenkracht zet naast een photobooth nu ook haar eigen kosmische disko klubb neer.
Lustige Lola & Weltschmerz ~ Palmbomen (DJ-set) ~ Sandeman B2B Job de Wit ~ Halve Soul
Vriendje van Ferry ~ SHMLSS ~ RipTide ~ Hellie Berry

Beastie Boys Official Statement On The Death Of Adam Yauch

Adam Yauch • 1964-2012

It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam “MCA” Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Yauch taught himself to play bass in high school, forming a band for his 17th birthday party that would later become known the world over as Beastie Boys.

With fellow members Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Adrock” Horovitz, Beastie Boys would go on to sell over 40 million records, release four #1 albums–including the first hip hop album ever to top the Billboard 200, the band’s 1986 debut full length, Licensed To Ill–win three Grammys, and the MTV Video Vanguard Lifetime Achievement award. Last month Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, with Diamond and Horovitz reading an acceptance speech on behalf of Yauch, who was unable to attend.

In addition to his hand in creating such historic Beastie Boys albums as Paul’s Boutique, Check Your Head, Ill Communication, Hello Nasty and more, Yauch was a founder of the Milarepa Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and activism regarding the injustices perpetrated on native Tibetans by Chinese occupational government and military forces. In 1996, Milarepa produced the first Tibetan Freedom Concert in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, which was attended by 100,000 people, making it the biggest benefit concert on U.S. soil since 1985’s Live Aid. The Tibetan Freedom Concert series would continue to stage some of the most significant benefit shows in the world for nearly a decade following in New York City, Washington DC, Tokyo, Sydney, Amsterdam, Taipei and other cities.

In the wake of September 11, 2001, Milarepa organized New Yorkers Against Violence, a benefit headlined by Beastie Boys at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom, with net proceeds disbursed to the New York Women’s Foundation Disaster Relief Fund and the New York Association for New Americans (NYANA) September 11th Fund for New Americans–each chosen for their efforts on behalf of 9/11 victims least likely to receive help from other sources.

Under the alias of Nathanial Hörnblowér, Yauch directed iconic Beastie Boys videos including “So Whatcha Want,” “Intergalactic,” “Body Movin” and “Ch-Check It Out.” Under his own name, Yauch directed last year’s Fight For Your Right Revisited, an extended video for “Make Some Noise” from Beastie Boys’ Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, starring Elijah Wood, Danny McBride and Seth Rogen as the 1986 Beastie Boys, making their way through a half hour of cameo-studded misadventures before squaring off against Jack Black, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly as Beastie Boys of the future.

Yauch’s passion and talent for filmmaking led to his founding of Oscilloscope Laboratories, which in 2008 released his directorial film debut, the basketball documentary Gunnin’ For That #1 Spot and has since become a major force in independent video distribution, amassing a catalogue of such acclaimed titles as Kelly Reichardt’s Wendy and Lucy, Oren Moverman’s The Messenger, Banksy’s Exit Through The Gift Shop, Lance Bangs and Spike Jonze’s Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait Of Maurice Sendak, and many more.

Yauch is survived by his wife Dechen and his daughter Tenzin Losel, as well as his parents Frances and Noel Yauch.

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