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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Afrojack talks new single “Spark”, Kanye West, & signing with Island Def Jam.

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The Dutch EDM superstar doesn’t think he’s successful just yet.“If you really want a radio station to play your song, go to that radio station every day with that song in your hand and say ‘please play it,’” says Afrojack, who recently dropped by Billboard for an enlightening conversation about his career and work. The jetsetting DJ’s latest tune, “The Spark” featuring Spree Wilson, dropped last month replete with a video filmed mostly in Las Vegas (where the DJ is a resident at the Wynn). Despite his success, the artist, born Nick van de Wall, still finds challenges in his work.

“I started working with Spree [Wilson] on the song in the studio and he already wrote the song,” van de Wall explains of the track’s origins. “Then the label came and were like, ‘Hey look: we’re the label, let’s put some major artist on there’ and it didn’t really work because it completely disrupts the balance of the song. It became too pop sounding.”

Ultimately, Wilson was tipped as the featured artist, a first for the songwriter. Not that van de Wall is insulting his new label. He signed to the UMG imprint Island Def Jam earlier this year, becoming the first DJ on their roster and labelmates with his pal Kanye West.

“The only one that actually got it and started finishing my story was David Massey of Island DefJam,” van de Wall effuses. “They also have Kanye West. I know Kanye and he is one of my favorite artists and if they have been able to handle him, they’ll be able to handle me.”

Van de Wall rang the opening ball at the NASDAQ stock exchange last month in honor of SFX’s highly touted IPO, an event that the artist sees as pivotal for the future of EDM.

“It gives way more opportunity for the world of EDM to grow bigger,” he explains. “It will provide more opportunities for young producers because now companies have time and money to hire staff and train staff. Maybe one day there will finally be an education for electronic music.”

As for his own fortunes, Afrojack feels accomplished but remains ambitious, with a keen awareness of what constitutes his – and others’ – success.

“I’m a DJ but I’m also a ridiculously high grossing musician due to doing productions,” he says, alluding to his work for Pitbull, David Guetta, Chris Brown, and most recently Paris Hilton, to whom he has been romantically linked.

“I came out of nowhere,” he adds. “Five years ago I was taking the subway and now I fly private jets all over the world.”

When speaking of his future, van de Wall cites another private jet-aficionado.

“People always say, ‘How is it to be so successful?’ I’m not successful yet. Richard Branson is successful. That’s successful. Michael Jackson was successful. U2 was successful. I’m just a guy, doing okay. But I’m a happy guy doing okay.”

Posted by Kerri Mason (Via Billboard)


Miami’s DJ Konflikt on Club Killers Radio

We kick off 2014 with a great open format mix from one of the 305′s most talked about DJs “Konflikt”. We expect him to really have a stand out year in 2014 as we predict the all big room EDM programming nights in nightclubs are coming to an end soon. The shift has certainly began in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, & Orange County. I’m sure it’s happening in your market right now.

Make sure you check out Konflikt next time you’re in Miami & follow up on his dates in Las Vegas as well. I believe he has a residency at Hyde inside the Bellagio & Tryst Nightclub inside the Wynn (I recently ran into him over at XS at the Encore.) Listen and download the mix, work it, live it, love it. This upcoming week we will be featuring DJ Ikon from Las Vegas. Look forward to mixes coming from DJ Loczi, JD Live, Eric Forbes, & DJ Deville.

Check out this video featuring DJ Konflikt “Life of the party: What you don’t see”

Life of the party: What you don’t see from MyFavoriteDJ on Vimeo.

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Posted by Alex Dreamz


Watch This: Steve Aoki and Linkin Park perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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After recently confirming his New Year’s Eve show in Cancun, Mexico, Steve Aoki tackled television on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Accompanied by Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, the trio performed their collaboration, ”A Light That Never Comes” for the first time ever on national network television.

Posted by Lizzie Renck (Via Dancing Astronaut)


How To Switch Between Digital DJs: 6 Cool Ways

As a DJ, one of your least favorite things to do is switch laptops in between sets. In this video the good folk at DJ tech tools share a couple cool ways to switch out. Worth the watch.

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Japan’s DJ Shintaro wins $25,000 & is crowned the Red Bull Thre3style 2013 World Champion.

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TORONTO played host to the largest DJ competition on Earth this week as the RED BULL THRE3STYLE WORLD FINALS hit the city for the first time. From NOVEMBER 4th-9th, the 17 top DJs from around the globe gathered to showcase their talent for roaring crowds of thousands and a judging panel of DJ heavyweights, including DJ JAZZY JEFF, KID KOALA, SKRATCH BASTID, GRANDTHEFT and JUBILEE.

After five nights of heated competition in sold-out venues across the city, it was SHINTARO of JAPAN, a wildcard selection on the competition’s final day, who reigned supreme as this year’s RED BULL THRE3STYLE 2013 World Champion.

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1st place, World Champion set by DJ Shintaro representing Japan at The Kool Haus in Toronto, Canada. Take a listen to his mix below, it was recorded live at the Finals of the Red Bull Thre3style World DJ Championships 2013 in Toronto, on Nov 9th, 2013.

DJ Shintaro – Japan – World Finals: Championship Final by Red Bull Thre3style on Mixcloud

Posted by David Miller


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