When it comes to worldwide DJ rankings, DJ Mag’s "Top 100 DJs" list is king. The be all end all of the electronic music industry, the list is voted on by the public and published once a year in November. And if you didn’t make the cut, you’re simply not relevant this year.
While the wide-ranging list encompasses DJs from all sects of the EDM world, it fails to include one thing - women. Not one female DJ made the list this year. In fact, Claudia Cazacu is the only women to make the list since 2007, earning her spot as number 93. In a scene that’s fairly equi-gender when it comes to the fan base, I really have to wonder, what gives? Where are the female DJs?
Tuesday boozeday is quickly approaching, giving us yet another reason to rage face from sunrise to sunset. Here’s a list of the hottest parties happening:
Timmy Regisford had a dream 19 years ago, that one day, Club Shelter parties would be held around the world. Regisford made that dream a reality, starting off in New York City and now boasting an international network of Club Shelter events. Focusing on soulful house music, Regisford and his team of Shelter DJs are giving the Shelborne a night of old-school house music partying. Enter our giveaway now to get free admission to this WMC event and others at The Shelborne!
Spring break is the highlight of every college student’s spring semester - a week when students slam their books shut and welcome in sandy beaches, all-night parties, and enough tropical drinks to make any engineering student forget the simplest of math equations. This year, house music fans are in luck because College Travel Experts and Prime Social Group have teamed up to host Electro Beach, a 42 night spring break music experience that promises to give students a spring break like no other.
Beginning Feb. 25, college students will invade beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to take the definition of spring break raging to a whole new level. The six-week festival boasts a line-up of some of the biggest DJs in the scene such as Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Avicii, Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke, and a myriad of other superstars. College Travel Experts is no stranger to the spring break arena, with nearly five years of successful student trips under its belt. And with the help of PSG, commonly considered one of the most-respected concert promotions agencies in the college realm, Electro Beach is sure to give attendees a week they’ll never forget (or never remember, depending on alcohol consumption which is covered in the all-inclusive package).
November. The month of designated family time, frantic cooking, and ample preparation. Which is why whether the last week of November (in all its T-day glory) is filled with family fun or mama drama, we know you’ll be jonesing for something, anything to de-stress before the big day. And what better way to take a break than to attend a couple of parties, comedy shows, and a Lady GaGa book signing, all planned to perfection for your entertainment and relaxation. Here’s your top picks for this week:
Monday November 21st
As I walked into the EMI building preparing to interview DJ and songwriting duo NERVO, I expected a series of handoffs from one higher-up to the next, until I was finally brought to the tall, blonde twin sisters. Instead, they were right at the front door, chatting amicably with the receptionist. They both greeted me glowingly. "We have to do our makeup!" they said excitedly, as if they were caught in battle without their shield and sword. When I told them this was a written story, they took a slight sigh of relief and joked: "Well now you can interview us while we do our makeup."
You didn’t think electronic music was going anywhere, did you?
Sounds of dub step and electro beats can be heard playing in the background of everywhere from shopping malls to restaurants these days; and that’s not even including your weekly house music hot spot. Festivals such as Coachella, Bonaroo, Electric Zoo, and Ultra have been getting rave reviews from electronic music enthusiasts, gathering tens of thousands of people every year. Although an amazing experience, these festivals tend to last for days, draining both mind and wallet. Taking that into consideration, the people over at Skullcandy are treating EDM fans to a one day festival to keep the music flowing beyond their stylish headphone gear.
Wall Lounge is hosting the Sleaze Records Party Saturday, March 12 for Winter Music Conference. Celebrate Anotnio Martucci's birthday with Cedric Gervais from 11 p.m.-3:30 a.m. Also performing is Mr. Becks, Nervo and a live performance from Mya. Table reservations are strongly suggested for this WMC party at the exclusive Wall Lounge.
Wall Lounge at the W Hotel South Beach
2201 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
For table reservations contact MIAMI@JOONBUG.COM
WMC 2011 is upon us and LIV Nightclub at The Fontainebleau Hotel has the hottest lineup on the beach! Starting on Wednesday, March 9th, Chuckie will be taking over the turntables for the Dirty Dutch Electrocute party. Then on Thursday, March 10, west coast grooves will be the music of the moment with special guest DJ Snoop Dogg on the 1s and 2s alongside DJ Ross One. Finally on Friday, March 11, superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold will be headlining as well as special performances by songwriting sensations (not to mention ridiculously gorgeous) twin sisters Nervo and Miami Heat veteran Rony Seikaly.
LIV Nightclub at the Fontainebleau Hotel
4441 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Table reservations are strongly suggested. For reservations contact MIAMI@JOONBUG.COM
The Sunday Snapshot:
The festival set-up, sound and acoustics, as well as operations were extremely professional. It's obvious they have done this before. I loved how they had two stages by each other with back-to-back shows. I parked it at the Budweiser/Playstation stages for most of the weekend due to the line up, but it was incredible to see 10,000 people stacked to see the headliners on the BMI stage. Kudos Lolla.
Sunday Musical Delights & Awards:
Chiddy Bang: Award for Band Best Listened on a CD. I was personally pumped to see Chiddy play. My friends produce their music videos and I have been rocking to their cool remixes/raps for a bit now. Think, Girl Talk meets Drake for their vibe. I was sadly disappointed in the live bit, but I still like them a lot. But the electronic Perry’s stage was a sick addition to the festival. We would be visiting again.
Here is what we loved most about Saturday at Lollapalooza 2010. I wish I was still there!
In addition to the green scene at Grant Park, there were some really cool sponsorship and brand presence situations in the mix. Toyota was giving away cold bandanas and headbands (much needed with the hot temperatures). They always had a line to their tent, which I’m sure got them some good exposure. Another great sponsor was the water filling stations; I know I spent a lot of time here. AOL provided free WiFi, for those of us working during the festival, this was clutch. A fun one was the Q101 Hammock Station, where you could actually take a break and lay in the hammocks for a bit. It’s always enjoyable to see brands and companies giving out products and services that are super beneficial to the festival goer. Giving a consumer something they can really use during the weekend is really going to stand out for marketing purposes.