California Cities One Step Closer to Extending Last Call Hours to 4AM

Earlier this year we reported on California Senator Scott Wiener’s campaign to allow the State’s municipalities to make their own choices on whether to extend alcohol last call hours to 4AM.

His Let Our Communities Adjust Late Night Act campaign made headlines in a state that could begin raking in a lot more money through taxes if the proposed bill becomes law, especially thanks to nightlife hubs in large cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego.

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Win Tickets to Sounds Like with Trent Cantrelle at Sound Nightclub

On Monday July 3rd Los Angeles-based producer and DJ Trent Cantrelle is hosting a branded Sounds Like night at Hollywood’s Sound Nightclub.

The veteran DJ has immersed himself in the world of electronic music for the last 25 years.Whether it’s behind the decks at festivals like BPM and Coachella, clubs in Ibiza and South America, or hosting his underground Sounds Like parties in Los Angeles, Trent consistently brings the freshest sounds to tastemakers and music fans alike.

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DJing With Vinyl: Is It Actually More Expensive Than Digital?

Vinyl is back in vogue, with the industry set to rake in $1 billion for the first time ever since the ’80s, before technology began to truly take over by major bounds and leaps.  At the same time, we are seeing a sizable demand for vinyl players as well, not to mention people are retrieving their old vinyl players and dusting off their old collections once more.

Of course, when it comes to DJing it is an entirely different matter. If you are looking to spin vinyl, you are on the market for specific equipment and a question now arises, especially among the budget-conscious DJs: how much will that all cost? Read more

5 Money Tips for Music Artists

Guest post by Nick Garcia, label manager of Sharam’s Yoshitoshi Recordings.

For all it’s chocked up to be, the DJ/producer lifestyle is usually not as glamorous as it sounds, especially when it comes to money.  For every uber-successful artist with a Porsche and a villa in Ibiza, there are countless more who don’t know where their next rent check will come from.  Performance, remix, and licensing fees don’t just fall from the sky, and chances are those streaming statements can barely pay for a cup of coffee.  Therefore, I’ve compiled five tips for artists who find themselves struggling financially to maximize what their money can do, both now and in the future.

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Why Data is Important for a Nightlife Venue or Business to be Profitable

Today we live in the information age and data has become a vital tool in the way business is being done. Even for those whose business is managing clubs, bars, or other event/music venues, the use of data has become an important and vital element in determining how well their business is faring, or what needs to be changed to improve the bottom line and thus business sustainability. Read more

Premiere: Listen to Saytek’s “Strange Life” (Live), Coming Out On Detone Records

Following his highly acclaimed ‘Doppelganger EP’ on Kevin Saunderson’s KMS Records, Saytek continues to wow the dance music fraternity with his innovation and prowess, trailblazing his way on to playlists of the world’s DJ elite with his signature live jams. As 2017 gathers pace, the latest top dog to be seduced by Saytek’s magic is Detone label boss Darren Emerson, who has snapped up no less than 13 tracks for a series of EP releases. ‘Saytek Live Vol.1’ contains 6 cutting edge live jams that authentically join the dots between Techno and House, traveling between raw acid rubbed grooves, dark, hypnotic pulsating loops and sophisticated, enchanting melodies.

Last month we interviewed Saytek when he released on KMS Records, and had him as a guest on our Facebook page for a two-hour live jamming session directly from his studio in London, which you can watch here.

This is what Emerson had to say about Saytek’s upcoming releases on his label:

I’m really happy to have Saytek back on my Detone label with six live tracks. Over the past few months I’ve been road testing them at clubs around the world and they have been smashing every floor! Always a pleasure to work with my man Joseph, he’s a great talent with a great ear for the dance floor. Expect to see us both doing some nights together in the future.. Bravo Saytek!!!!!

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An Example of How You Can Buy DJ Mag Top 100 Poll Votes

It’s only May but the DJ Mag Top 100 poll is already being discussed, and as always the discussion eventually leads to the subject of vote buying and the true veracity of a poll that once used to be regarded world over as a standard metric for the industry.

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Discovering Circle of Life: Serbia’s Up-And-Coming Techno Producer

While Circle Of Life may be a fairly new name in the global techno scene, the Serbian producer and DJ has been in the scene for over 20 years.

However, it is under this current moniker that he is seriously moving heads in the industry. He began strong with his first release on D-Nox’s imprint Sprout, then started 2017 with his debut EP on Coyu’s Suara, all the while always continuing to develop his own style and sound to create catchy, driving percussive tracks that truly encapsulate the motto that keeps his project going: “Till we find our place, On the path unwinding, In The Circle, The Circle Of Life”

We caught up with Circle of Life to discuss life in Serbia and his upcoming plans.

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Global Vibe Radio 062 feat. Saytek (Live) [Video + Audio]

This week’s GVR is a two-hour LIVE recording by London-based producer and live act Saytek.

He was a special guest on our Facebook page this past Sunday, where he jammed out LIVE from his studio in London for two hours, all music and sounds created by Saytek himself. The North London-based producer is renowned for his unique ability to bring his widely acclaimed studio productions – which feature a unique blend of deep techno & tough house grooves and dubby, acidic hues – into the live arena. This ability is exemplified by his Facebook Live Jams which have received views well in excess of one million; and views for individual videos often running into the hundreds of thousands. He writes produces and performs everything live, using a variety of equipment including Elektron Analog 4 & Analog Rtym, Ableton, Korg: Monotron Delay, Kaos Pad & Volca: Bass, Sample, Keys, Novation Impulse 25, Native Instruments Maschine and lots more.
 


 
Saytek’s musical output is prolific and includes EPs and live albums on his own Cubism label, along with 12″ and digital releases on labels such as Liebe*Detail, Soma, Bedrock, My Favorite Robot Records, Wiggle, Monique Musique, Fabric (London Club), Golden Gate Club Records, My Favourite Freaks, KMS and many more. His work has graced the playlists of the world’s most elite and eminent DJs including Carl Cox, Laurent Garnier, Steve Lawler and Marcel Dettman, among many. Saytek was nominated for 2013 Best Live Act by DJ Mag; with Mixmag awarding Album Of The Month in the same year.

You can also enjoy Saytek’s two-hour live stream via video below, and download the audio for FREE here.

 

 

Connect with Saytek: Online | Facebook | Beatport | SoundCloud

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Hector Couto Shares His Top 5 Tracks of Summer 2017

Thanks to his blend of Chicago house and old-school techno, Hector Couto has been busy making waves within the dance scene for the past seven years. His groove-thickened vibey DJ sets have seen him throw it down at some of the biggest clubs and festivals in the world, while his prolific work in the studio has landed him successful releases on labels such as Hot Creations, 20/20 Vision, Get Physical, Moon Harbour and Defected, also releasing on his own label Roush. All in all, it’s safe to assume that he has been building up quite an impressive resumé as both a producer, DJ and label-owner.

Couto, who’s commanded respect from the industry through his achievements, in no time at all has appeared in the Resident Advisor’s Top 100 Most Charted artists and nominated as one of the best house artist for the Vicious Music Awards in 2015.

Lauded time and time again for his “unique” style, Couto decided in 2013 to launch his own record label Roush and believes that with his ability to balance established artists and emerging talent is what makes the imprint standout in the genre’s hugely competitive market.

We caught up with the Spaniard, who is based in Tenerife, ahead of his North America Mini-Tour this weekend, and asked him to share five tracks that he believes embody the spirit of summer 2017.

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