The highly anticipated winners of the 2014 Beatport Awards have finally been announced today (March 7), as the world's largest site for DJ's celebrated the top artists in electronic music. The awards, broken up into three-tier selections, awarded artists based on sales, editorial selections, as well as fan voting.
Beatport CEO Matthew Adell released a statement in regards to the awards stating, “On behalf of all of us here at Beatport, I’d like to congratulate all the winners of this year’s Beatport Awards,” The CEO continued his praise, adding, “2013 was a pivotal year in the evolution of dance music, something each of the names on this list contributed to with their talent, passion, and creativity. They certainly deserve all the recognition they are now receiving, and I’m incredibly honored to present them with the honor of a Beatport Award.”The biggest winner of the awards was Nina Kraviz, who took away the award for DJ of the Year. Daft Punk's massively successful album, 'Random Access Memories,' took the honor of Best-Selling Album of the Year, while Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike took home the fan-selected Artist of the Year award. For the full list of the 2014 Beatport Awards winners, see below.
Indie rock band, Lydia, will be returning to New York City on Friday, March 21st at Highline Ballroom. The band kicked off their Spring 2014 North American Tour, Illuminate, last month and will be touring until April. With HRVRD and Golden Sun joining the tour, it will definitely be a night full of good music. The doors for the event open at 6:15pm and the show begins at 7pm. Lydia formed in Gilbert, Arizona in 2003 and have released four studio albums. Get your tickets here.
If you were waiting for final line-ups to be announced before making a decision as to which music festival to attend Memorial Day weekend, we can now tell you that most of you favorite artists will be playing at Mysterland USA. The line-up is jam-packed with some of electronic music's biggest names such as Steve Aoki, Nicky Romero, Kaskade, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Moby, Showtek, Nervo, Fedde Le Grand and more.
It is taking place in Bethel Woods, New York - the home of Woodstock '69. This will be the first Mysterland Festival in America, but with its past success in Chile and Netherlands, it promises to be one of the best new American electronic music festivals. Check out the line-up below and get more details about the festival as well as purchase tickets at Mysterland.US.
MMG artist, Wale, brings us "King Slay"; the debut single from the official "Game of Thrones’" mixed tape titled, Catch The Throne. The track includes samples of both the title theme from the HBO television fantasy drama and Ned Stark's uneasy "winter is coming" line. On the track, Wale plays with references from the TV series with his witty metaphors and punch lines. The Game of Thrones mix-tape will be available for download on March 11th on soundcloud.com. All songs on the mixed tape includes samples from the show's original soundtrack. Season 4 of "Game of Thrones" premieres on April 6th at 9pm ET/PT, via the HBO network.
This year, SXSW is bigger than ever as ut will feature even more film, food, and panelist discussions than ever before. Every day there will be something new to discover, and Joonbug.com is doing the best we can to keep you posted on all the stellar lineups.
The festival is split into three sections: interactive from March 7th–11th, film from March 7th–15th, and music from March 11th–16th.
Take a look at our newest list of SXSW events from March 11th-15th, including a discussion with Beatport CEO Matthew Adell. Other notable artists on our list include Steve Aoki, Slash, Boys Noize and Destructo.
They say that the third time’s a charm, but in this case of Cosmic Gate, every time is. The duo will be performing three times over the course of Miami Music Week. With the buzz of their upcoming artist album, Nic & Bossi are ready to lay down some new tunes and give Miami a taste of what they can expect from the Wake Your Mind follow-up.
The first event will be So Get Up Miami! held at Set nightclub Wednesday, March 26th. The evening will feature performances from Audien, BT, Jaytech, Jerome Isma-Ae, as well as Wake Your Mind Records’ very own boss men, Nic & Bossi.
Lil’ Wayne takes us on a ride through the celebration of the life and times of his success on his latest single, "Moment", from Young Money’s upcoming compilation album, The Rise Of An Empire. Wayne brags, “It ain't a monent 'till I make it/ Have my cake and eat it too, I want a bakery/ And say lately/ All I've been doin' is celebratin', don't even know what I'm celebratin'/ I know why you ain't celebratin', cause you ain't sellin' natethin,” spits the New Orleans native while taunting other emcees who have not achieved as much commercial success as he has. On the track, Wayne, 31, who first signed to Cash Money Records at the age of nine, goes on to reference Tha Carter V, which the Young Money Entertainment founder announced would be his final album before he retires from the rap game. There has been no official confirmation on the album’s actual release date, despite rumors that insist that the LP is scheduled to be released on May 5th, 2014. The Rise Of An Empire hits stores on March 11th.
For their new single "Lightning", Cash Cash has teamed up with Goo Goo Dolls lead singer John Rzeznik.
The NY based trio consisting of JP Makhlouf, Alex Makhlouf and Sam Frisch asked Rzeznik to be apart of the song in order to commemorate something we all know and love, the 90s. The new single starts off with Rzeznik's distinctive vocals and then transitions into Cash Cash's electrifying and energetic beats that give this song the golden touch!
With a track like 'NaOH', which broke on to the top 10 of the Beatport Progressive House chart, and into the top 30 overall, a week after its release, Askery is a producer to watch out for. To show his fans some love for being so supportive of his music, and propelling him to such heights so quickly, the Swiss producer put together a 30 minute mix that perfectly captures who he is and what Askery is capable of.
Get a first listen of Jennifer Lopez’s new single, "I Luh Ya Papi", featuring French Montana. The track is the leading single from J. Lo’s eighth upcoming studio album and is to be released later on this year through Capitol Records and executive producer, RedOne's 2101 Records. The LP, whose title has not yet been announced, is also supported by singles, "Live It Up", featuring Latin Grammy winning emcee, Pitbull and "Same Girl". Returning to film, the reappointed American Idol judge, 44, will star in Universal Pictures’ thriller The Boy Next Door, which is scheduled to be released on January 23rd, 2015. The visual for "I Luh Ya Papi" was shot in Miami last month, so expect to view on right here on joonbug.com soon!