Next Week’s DJ Expo Set for AC; Moogfest Announces Lineup

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August 13, 2010
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The New Demo Tape
From the minute a shaggy-haired kid plugs his slightly used guitar into his slightly used amp, frailly strumming his first chord, he dreams of making it big – selling out stadiums, buying mansions, decorating said mansions with endless platinum records. (Hypebot)

Social Music Service Rdio Officially Launches
Social music service Rdio on Tuesday announced its official launch, offering unlimited streaming of a library of seven million songs to the desktop and smartphones for $9.99 per month. A Web-only version of the service will cost $4.99 per month, while subscribers will also be able to purchase tracks a la carte for an average price of 99-cents. (Digital Media Wire)

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Sankeys Coming to New York
UK clubbing institution Sankeys have announced plans for Sankeys New York, a large-scale venue in Manhattan. The new club will sit in the Hell’s Kitchen Area on W. 50th Street, not far from Pacha New York. Much like its counterpart in Manchester, England, Sankeys New York promises to be something of a super-club, engulfing 16,000-square feet and accommodating as many as 1,100 guests. The venue will be equipped with “hydraulic LED video lighting” and a sound system by Advanced Audio Technology. (Resident Advisor)

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20 Years Strong: DJ Expo Caps Second Decade in AC
DJ Expo turns 20 next week when it hits the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J. Running Aug. 16-19, the Expo will present a strong slate of 28 DJ-specific educational seminars, a loaded exhibit hall full of the latest gear, and evenings full of thrilling events. Want to learn how to use Ableton for production or performance? Check Dubspot’s sponsored seminars. Wanna party like it’s 1999? Check out Shaggy (and others like Salt-N-Pepa) at House of Blues for the Promo Only/Pioneer showcase. Wanna see DMC champs do their tricks up close? Check out sets from Enferno & DJ Shiftee. And then there’s the world-famous networking opps. It’s all there, and there’s nothing like it.


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Watch: Arabian Night—Jordanian Desert Rave
Put a hollow, silver flashing cube atop a mountain of sand five miles north of Saudi Arabia two weeks before Ramadan, and you certainly win originality points for a dance space.
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First Interview with LA DJ Kutmah after His Controversial Deportation
Two months ago, news broke that the popular Dublab and Low End Theory-affiliated DJ, Justin “Kutmah” McNulty, had been detained by Department of Homeland Security authorities for failing to honor a voluntary deportation notice that he had signed over a decade earlier. The arrest triggered a campaign to save the artist and musician from being forced to leave the country, a plea that ultimately fell short when he was deported to England two weeks ago, following a nearly two-month detention in a processing center in New Mexico. (LA Weekly)

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Watch: Paul Rudd’s 1992 Stint as a Bat Mitzvah DJ
Diplo’s ‘Favela on Blast’ Documentary to See Release in
We all have to start somewhere, right? Yup. Even if it’s at the local banquet hall for a Bat Mitzvah circa 1992. (Huffington Post)

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ABDJ Tour Update: Top Trio of Talent Highlights Big Week
The America’s Best DJ Summer Tour—presented by Pioneer DJ & DJ Times—hits the stretch run this August. On Sunday afternoon, Aug. 15, DJ Enferno—the spinner for Madonna’s “Sticky & Sweet” World Tour—plays the pool at MGM Grand at Connecticut’s Foxwoods resort. Then on Aug. 18, to put a cap on evening events at DJ Expo, Skribble & DJ Shiftee will play The Ego Lounge at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J. ABDJ voters (online and at the tour events) are automatically entered to win a slew prizes from Pioneer DJ, Novation and Beatport, including a trip for two to Las Vegas for the ABDJ Award Show/Closing Party at The Palms. The ABDJ tour and voting run through Labor Day.
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Watch: Token Multitouch Screen Shows Us the Future of DJing, Today
Think you know multitouch surfaces? Think again. We’ve just come across a video demo of the Token multitouch, erm, pedestal, which seems to have come straight from the future. A clear sheet of glass that beams out video from your computer and accepts touch inputs in return, the Token concept has been designed by a chap named Rodrigo hailing out of Chile. (Engadget)


Watch: touchAble Announces Multitouch Ableton Controller for iPad
If you’ve been dying to dig your fingers into Ableton Live via the iPad, you may soon have your chance. Perpignan, France’s Sylvain Garcia—better known to most of us as Le K, with numerous releases for labels like Circus Company, Leporelo, and Thema—and Berlin’s Christian Blomert recently announced touchAble, an app that turns any iPad into a multi-touch controller for Ableton Live. (Beatportal)

Apple iPad x PsychicFactory | iPad DJ Station
A great concept from this station with digital Psychicfactory Numark based on the configuration of the tablet iPad. The device allows the DJ to choose their best titles as was the case with iPod docks and iPhone. (The Original Winger)

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The number one reason people give me for giving up on something great is: “Someone else is already doing that.” (Seth Godin)


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Moogfest Announces Lineup; DJ Times Signs on as Media Sponsor
DJ Times is thrilled to come onboard as a sponsor for Moogfest, the quickly growing electronic-music festival that celebrates the legacy of the late Robert Moog, the company he founded and an electronic-music culture that continues to thrive. Produced by AC Entertainment and set for Oct. 29-31 in Asheville, N.C., Moogfest 2010 will feature a deep lineup that includes Massive Attack, MGMT, Big Boi, Thievery Corporation, Hot Chip, Pretty Lights, Girl Talk, Panda Bear, RJD2 and more.

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