Free Download: Ciara – Overdose (Tuff Turf Remix)

Tuff Turf latest offering is a Deep, Housey remix of Ciara latest hit “Overdose”. The Tuff Turf duo consists of two veteran San Diego Club DJs. Angle & Este. Each has firmly established themselves in the San Diego nightlife scene.

Mostly playing open format gigs , the duo decided to get back to some of their “Djing Roots” and open opportunities to play some of their favorite styles of music. Their remixes and originals all have a similar sound and vibe. A Deep, Vocally, Nu-Disco, House feel. This “hybrid” has quickly gained support from artists such as Cajoline, Le Youth, & Steed Lord just to name a few.

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Jay-Z’s Made In America Expands To L.A.


The Budweiser Made In America festival is expanding to Los Angeles – and staying in its birthplace of Philadelphia, with two simultaneous two-day festivals set to take place this Labor Day Weekend. Founding partner and curator Jay Z made the announcement from the steps of Los Angeles’ City Hall Wednesday (April 16) morning alongside the city’s mayor Eric Garcetti, Budweiser vice president Brian Perkins, Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson and President and CEO United Way of Greater Los Angeles Elise Buik.

Budweiser Made In America will be the first festival to operate simultaneously on both U.S. coasts. Official lineups for both festivals are expected in early May. Performances from both festivals will also be livestreamed by Budweiser.

In its second year, attendance to the 2013 Made In America doubled from 40,000 to 80,000, a sign that further expansion might be afoot. Budweiser, Jay Z’s Roc Nation and the City of Los Angeles spent the better part of the last month convincing the City Council to hold an event in L.A.’s Grand Park downtown before a final agreement was reached.

“I want to thank Budweiser for putting together a show that’s in the city, not some far-off place you can’t get to,” Jay Z said in his remarks at the press conference, before quickly adding, “No disrespect to any other festivals, no shots. Look how beautiful this park is, it’s accessible to everyone, it’s inclusion it’s not exclusion. We started two years ago in Philadelphia and had huge success, and I’m sure we’ll have even more success here in Los Angeles. We’re very proud to be here in America.”

As lineup details are finalized over the new couple weeks, Budweiser’s Perkins says that each festival will be distinct and unique to its respective city. Los Angeles, for example, is a city whose population is 40-45% Hispanic. “That’s not the case in Philadelphia,” he told Billboard. “You’re going to see that manifest itself in food options, certain artists, the way that we talk about the festival, the way that we advertise the festival. It has to be meaningful to the city otherwise we wouldn’t do it.

The last time Jay Z made an announcement regarding Made In America, he stuck around for one-on-one interviews on the steps of Philly’s iconic art museum where the festival ended up taking place. The rapper-mogul was not on hand for further comment Wednesday, however, to respond to reports that he would soon be hitting the road with wife Beyonce on a joint stadium tour.

The inaugural Made In America festival in 2012 was a notable success, grossing over $5 million in ticket sales and reporting over 40,000 attendees to Billboard BoxScore. Los Angeles’ capacity is anticipated for 50,000, while Philly will likely once again be designed to accommodate the 80,000 that attended last year’s festival.

Posted by Andrew Hampp

Looking For Inspiration pt. I

Let me formally introduce myself to this blog. My name is famous8 and along with David we are currently in charge of all the campaigns you have been seeing for Club Killers apparel.

We know some people have been wondering ‘what was that all about?’ We just been developing another branch of Club Killers, which is a clothing line that is inspired by more than just music, but a creative lifestyle.

We are not only just doing ad campaigns, but giving you a little bit of entertainment. So, we introduced a little web series called “Looking For Inspiration,” stories of a guy named Johnny, who wanders around the city looking for something, somewhere, someone that will inspire him to be creative.

On this first episode, Johnny meets Olga Gittera, who is from Moscow & happens to be visiting LA. Johnny is happy to take her to his favorite spot, where she can enjoy a different view of the city.

Club Killers Hoodie [Now Available]


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Beats By Dre Banned from World Cup 2014


As FIFA’s 2014 tournament heats up this month, the world’s eyes will be on Brazil. But while dozens of brands are partnered with this year’s event, there’s one accessory you won’t be seeing at any World Cup matches – yes, Beats By Dre headphones are officially unwelcome.

The headphone giant has been banned from the pitch at this year’s World Cup for licensing reasons, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. Players from all 32 of the teams competing in this year’s Cup will have to take their Beats headphones off when they’re in World Cup stadiums for official matches and media events, due to FIFA’s licensing agreement with rival brand Sony.

That hasn’t stopped some players – like Brazil’s Neymar and Uruguay’s Luis Suárez – wearing Beats to training sessions, despite Sony issuing all players with their own free set of headphones.

The popularity of Beats among World Cup players essentially gives Apple, who recently acquired Dre’s brand, a huge amount of unofficial advertising. “When fans see World Cup athletes wearing Beats in their downtime, by choice, it has as much impact as seeing them lace their Adidas or sip a sponsored beverage,” strategist Ellen Petry Leanse, a former Apple and Google executive, told the SMH.

Posted by ITM HQ (Via In The Mix)

Bass Kleph punches out a version of “Blurred Lines” on his Maschine


Fans of Pharrell Williams know that he wasn’t just on one huge hit last summer, but two: Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” the latter of which was a half-pervy, half-downhomey, soulful strut through Marvin Gaye territory with one helluva NSFW video. Its minimalist song structure and instrumentation, though, really lent itself nicely to being chopped up and sampled. So, Bass Kleph did just that, plugging those samples into his trusty Native Instruments Maschine and knocking out a rather cool live remix, which he’s dubbed “Blurred Lapdance,” presumably a reference to that whole Robin Thicke/Miley Cyrus VMA bit. Check it out below.

Posted by Ken Taylor (Via Beatport)

The Chainsmokers new deal worth over $1 Million.

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The overnight success of The Chainsmokers is a testament to the power of social media’s viral nature and the ability of DJ-producers Alex Pall, 28, and Andrew Taggart, 24, to capture the zeitgeist. Now, the No. 1 music publisher and the head of one of the biggest label groups are betting that the creators of “#Selfie” are no one-hit wonders — both signing the duo to seven-figure deals.

Sony/ATV chairman/CEO Martin Bandier and his team had been keeping an eye on the EDM act for some months. But neither Bandier’s team — nor Republic Records, which had signed The Chainsmokers a few weeks before the ­publisher’s deal — expected “#Selfie” to blow up as big and as fast as it did.

“We were already in talks but this added whipped cream to the cake,” says Bandier. “It made us add a little more money to the deal. I do mean a little.” Sony/ATV isn’t talking about the terms, but it’s believed to be worth over $1 million, according to a person familiar with the terms.

The New York DJs first drew attention from the big labels after a series of successful dance remixes. They signed with Creative Artists Agency for touring. They were cooking up fun ways to promote their show at Liv, a Miami nightclub, when the idea for “#Selfie” arose.

“We had this idea to make this video of selfies of our friends and fans,” says Adam Alpert, the duo’s manager. The song was literally put together in an hour and was meant to be a bit of a joke. It went up on SoundCloud for free, and a mutual friend suggested it to DJ Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak label, which promptly signed the act to a three-song deal. The song broke onto Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart on March 1.

Within days of the song’s release, every major label was calling with a deal offer, says Alpert. In late February, Dim Mak did a pressing and distribution deal with Republic for three songs in the United States. According to a person familiar with the terms, Dim Mak received a $250,000 advance and 70 percent of master royalties (less expenses).

The Chainsmokers signed a multi-album deal with Republic simultaneously, to take effect once the obligation to Dim Mak is fulfilled. The Republic deal is said to be worth over $1 million, according to two people familiar with the terms.

To date, “#Selfie” has been downloaded over 726,000 times (according to Nielsen SoundScan), peaking at No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100, and has been viewed on YouTube nearly 100 million times. Billboard estimates the song has generated more than $2 million thus far.

Posted by Yinka Adegoke (Via Billboard)

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