Perfecto label boss, Paul Oakenfold teams up with London born and LA based singer, Matt Goss to create a sublime follow up to their 2010 release and successful single “Firefly.” The two have joinced forces uunder their brand new alias: The Concrete Sneakers. Through this venture, they highlight one another using their diverse musical backgrounds to create “Touch The Sky,” a crossover vocal track that has already earned extensive support.
Along with the release, a group of rising producers have been brought on to do remix work such as Dutch electro house maestros, Disfunktionas they turn the original into a progessive house anthem remix that Paul Oakenfold has been dropping on all of his recent shows including all of the gigs he has been playing in support of Madonna on her North and South American tour dates.
DJ Mag is an English music magazine and one of the most popular electronic music publications in the world. Its popularity has made it an authoritative figure in identifying the top DJs and clubs across the world. One of the key features of the magazine is a yearly, publicly voted poll that determines what are considered to be the top 100 DJs in the world. The contest began in 1997, and has been the ultimate ranking system of international DJs; propelling the likes of Paul Oakenfold, Tiësto, and Armin van Buuren to the very peak of fame.
The poll, however, is far from perfect. In the new era of digital voting, DJ Mag has uncovered several instances of cheating, wherein DJs are buying votes or using other illegal methods to propel themselves further up the chart. This year, a particular problem was DJs buying votes through an eBay scam. Cheating is nothing new and it has happened before in the competition. It certainly accounts for the presence of relatively unknown DJs gracing the list in years past.
Anticipation has a funny way of heightening an event: both through its capacity to incite a slow-building crescendo of fervor, and in its ability to massively inflate one’s expectations. In the case of Ultra Fest, the hype is certainly warranted—as this monumentally epic musical endeavor deserves an equally salacious array of festivities. It’s a natural compliment—the proverbial jelly to the fest's peanut butter—and for those whose musical and carnal appetites remain unsatiated, there is a cornucopia of bashes (both musical and decadent) that correspond with the inaugural day of Ultra Fest.
Another day, another rager in Miami! As Thursday is the eve of the Ultra Fest, there is an absolute abundance of bacchanal opportunities. With a plethora of huge musical acts at the most poppin’ spots, the festivities shall be flourishing ‘till the break of dawn. Get an early start on the impending musical maelstrom—rage hard and often!
Here’s the low down on all the madness descending on the eve of the ‘fest!
Chuckie & Friends Presents Dirty Dutch at Amnesia
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!
Dance. Here. This Weekend. With the 4th of July and a three day weekend ahead, New Yorkers can enjoy some of the best DJs in the business without sitting in treacherous holiday traffic. The Dance.Here.Now. Festival will be held July 1st-4th on the 172-acre grounds of Governor’s Island. Popular NYC promoters Rob Fernandez and Benny Soto teamed up with the city’s dance music big-wigs such as Pacha New York, Cielo, Massive Event, AG Light and Sound, and Glo Friday to bring their brain-child to life, showcasing various genres of electronic dance music from deep house to uplifting trance at the first ever Dance. Here. Now. Festival.
"Believe it or not, we at Insomniac are actually announcing the Electric Daisy Carnival 2011 line-up!"
The moment that thousands of anxiously waiting EDC revelers from around the world have been expecting for weeks-on-end is finally here: the official EDC line-up and time slots. With less than two weeks remaining until the June 24th kick off of the 3-day festival, it's about time this epic news be revealed.
Last year EDC received strong criticism after a 16-year-old girl died of an ecstasy overdoes during the event. A highly publicized investigation followed suit and a local legislation called on a temporary moratorium on all LA-based raves. This event, among others, created an environment that made producing the Electric Daisy Carnival at an appropriate venue in LA an insurmountable challenge for 2011. However, the show must go on, and so it will in another world-class destination-- Las Vegas. With such epic line-ups running from dusk till dawn, EDC will be sure to light up the Nevada desert with beats, dancers, fire twirlers, aerialists, and the greatest acts of our electronic music generation.
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
He toured with U2 and Madonna.
He is a certified chef and signed Will Smith to one of his first labels.
He scored albums for movies like The Bourne Identity and Swordfish, and has been nominated for three Grammy’s.
He performed on the Great Wall of China… shall I continue?
No, this is not some superhero from the planet Krypton that is faster than a speeding bullet but be sure in the eyes of his loyal fans, he’s pretty close.
Paul Oakenfold is the epitome of a Zeitgeist, the spirit of a generation. Without his influence in electronic music, fans today would not be jamming out to David Guetta and there certainly would be no Guetta collaboration with Akon or Flo Rida that is currently jamming up the radio waves.