Monday, November 30, 2009

mr 18.

Carl Cox
Moved Down
18. Carl Cox
Style: Funky, pumping and emotional.
Best known for: I hope it's good music, a big smile and great times.
Gig of 2009: Exit Festival in Serbia. I did a double team with Green Velvet in front of 30,000 people, that was pretty amazing.
Tune of 2009: Cirez D 'On Off' (Mouseville)
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2009: Alan Fitzpatrick
The track that changed your life: Chip E 'Time To Jack', an acid-house record that sounded alien when it was released.
What makes a good DJ great: Having a good attitude to the position that you're in. That has to remain the same throughout your career.
Most underrated DJ: Nicole Moudaber. I've been following her career for the last three years - her productions and DJing. She's amazing.
Biggest challenge this year: Getting to all the parties on time, based on my schedule. And I managed to do that!
Top tech toy: Native Instruments' Maschine. It's changed the face of my DJing.

When it comes to rocking down the house, few do so with the panache of party techno supremo Carl Cox. One of the architects of dance music, this DJ's DJ has continued to blaze a trail through the years, innovating and pushing the movement forward, without sacrificing one iota of his passionate beliefs.

The latest example is his new concept, Join Our Revolution - a club night that saw Coxy corral Space Ibiza throughout the 2009 summer season, with a smorgasbord of the world's freshest DJs invited along for the ride. Carl's happy to report that it's been a roaring success, and that it's only just the beginning of his new musical revolution.

"The closing was just phenomenal, with Danny Tenaglia playing in one area, and me playing from beginning to end in one room. The job was done, we got the point across and we're looking forward to more Join Our Revolution nights in the future," Cox smiles.

Presently in Australia finishing his third artist album with super producer Josh Abrahams, Cox also has another ace up his sleeve - his first ever mix for Global Underground, inspired by his times at insane desert festival Burning Man. It's bound to be another defining moment for the techno titan.

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mr. 28

28. Richie Hawtin
Style: Techno and house and everything in between.
Best known for: Who knows, I think that's always changing and depends. Twitter DJ? Falling off the stage in Tokyo in January? The list goes on!
Gig of 2009: Metamorphose Mount Fuji, Japan. Maybe the sake had something to do with it?
Tune of 2009: Marco Carola 'Party People' (Plus 8)
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2009: Acumen (Producer) Barem (DJ)
The track that changed your life: Still the one that Derrick May played at the Bankle building, that I've been trying to recreate ever since!
What makes a good DJ great: Patience, timing, communication, dedication, humility and self-confidence!
Most underrated DJ: Zip.
Biggest challenge this year: To get the rest of those really talented DJs off turntables and into the digital world, where their creativity can open up further!"
Top tech toy: "Paul van Dyk virtual iPhone glow-stick."

Richie Hawtin is probably the most popular DJ in techno, and the one name certain to polarise opinion. Some see him as a digital innovator, while others think he has sold out his underground roots to become a techno pop star. No matter what side you belong to, there's no doubt that Hawtin is a fascinating character, as his answer to DJmag's question about how the recession affected him shows.

"I think the recession has actually helped my gigs this year," Richie reckons. "We've put more effort into each gig than before, spending extra energy and ideas on lighting, visuals and the entire experience," he explains.

This approach means that Hawtin has plenty of fond memories of gigs in 2009, from "smoothly transitioning between house, techno, tribal and back again," with Dubfire and Luciano at La Dune in Toulouse, France, to his favourite gig of the year, "at a warehouse in St. Louis, with huge speakers, one lightbulb and a bunch of kids freaking out."

Technology continued to loom large in his performances. He integrated Native Instruments' Maschine into his set up, alongside his usual four digital decks.

"We also introduced our Twitter DJ application, giving a real time insight into the way a DJ builds and creates his or her individual dynamics within a set."

btw Mad Decent should sign brik mason. Trust. I need a remix toooo

Friday, November 20, 2009


46. Dubfire
Style: House and techno
Best known for: Being one half of Deep Dish.
Gig of 2009: Back-to-back with Richie Hawtin at Exit Festival.
Tune of 2009: Fergie, Reset Robot & Alan Fitzpatrick 'Gas Mask' (8 Sided Dice)
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2009: Reset Robot
The track that changed your life: Royal House 'Can You Party Idlers'
What makes a good DJ great: Humility, originality and drive.
Most underrated DJ: Davide Squillace
Biggest challenge this year: Sneaking all my heavy gear onto flights as carry-on luggage!
Top tech toy: Native Instruments\' Maschine

There can be no doubt that Dubfire has become one of the biggest names in techno. A regular at all of the world's major clubs and festivals, Dubfire says, "I usually gauge my top clubs on how much fun I've had playing, so with that in mind, my best dates were Flex in Vienna, F12 Terrassen in Stockholm, Cocoon at Amnesia in Ibiza, Kiesgrube in Neuss, The Warehouse Project in Manchester, La Huaka in Lima, and Shindig in Newcastle."

A vociferous champion of digital DJing, Dubfire says that new technology, as much as changing trends, has impacted on the music he plays.

"Since incorporating Native Instruments' Maschine, I've been able to add a new layer and dimension to my sets," he says.

He also believes that technology will keep progressing. "This excites me no end. I think the next phase will usher in touch-screen laptops, smaller hardware and better controllers, DJ software enhancements and more cross-platform hardware/software compatibility."

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The Clipse have a realll videeo with reall chicken

I am a vegetarian but the chickens in this video look tasty. Clipse always seem to balance it out with their music. I still wish Rick Rubin would have blessed them with some music. Please rick bless me with some music. Hi bron bron.
btw MAd decent needs to sign Brik MAson.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

mr 68 is a worker..

68. Boys Noize
Style: Techno and house.
Best known for: Boys Noize Records, tracks on Gigolo and Turbo.
Gig of 2009: Rockwerchter Festival in Belgium.
Tune of 2009: Erol Alkan & Boys Noize 'Waves' (Boys Noize Records).
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2009: Djedjotronic
The track that changed your life: Thomas Bangalter's 'Trax On The Rocks Pt.1'
What makes a good DJ great: Teaching people and surprising them is so important.
Most underrated DJ: Housemeister
Biggest challenge this year: It's always a challenge to surprise myself with new tracks and do something innovative.
Top tech toy: Roland TR 727

Such is the diligence Alex Ridha, aka Boys Noize, puts into his work, he decided this year was the year to give up the remix.

"I put so much energy inside, and so much music, I end up changing the track, and writing a lot, and then sometimes the remix gets bigger than the original," says Ridha.

So while we lament his re-rubs of Bloc Party, Kaiser Chiefs, Tiga and Justice, we can be heartened by the fact that now he's freed up a bit of time, he can spend it more wisely.

"Already I've been working in the studio producing for Black Eyed Peas, Kelis, Kano. Erol Alkan too, we wrote a lot of tracks. But the most beautiful thing happening right now in my music for me is producing the Gonzales album. It's like black and white coming together."

Not that this should detract from his own album, his second 'Power', out last month. Now among the most feted of the DJs and producers to emerge from the fusion of the techno, electro and house music scenes, Alex Ridha is in seriously hot demand. Just don't ask him for a remix.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Rubi Dan

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Mr 62 and those big glasses

62. Wally Lopez
Style: House
Best known for: 'Those' big glasses.
Gig of 2009: Opening party at Space, Ibiza.
Tune of 2009: Jeff Mills 'The Bells (Ori Undo Remix)'
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2009: Ramon Tapia
The track that changed your life: Music changed my life! It's very unfair to say just one name.
What makes a good DJ great: Passion in the music, work and effort.
Most underrated DJ: Ismael Rivas
Biggest challenge this year: I really wanna go back to the studio and release on top labels with originals and remixes.
Top tech toy: My Pioneer 2000 headphones. And a Faderfox Midi controller.

You can pretty much say that you've hit the big time when you're supporting Madonna. Wally Lopez warmed up the vast crowd for Madge when she stopped in Seville on her Sticky & Sweet tour. He's been all over Space in Ibiza too, playing both the opening and closing parties.

"I've just finished the Space Ibiza closing fiesta, playing the big outdoor car park arena," he tells DJmag. "There was a crazy buzz in there. Over 5000 people in front of me. It didn't even matter that it rained, people still party in Ibiza.

"But this year I have also had a few health problems due to a heavy schedule, I think," reveals Wally. "Doing five gigs a week sometimes is a lot but I'm happy with this. And hope to keep growing it more."

This year has also been all about the festivals. Like The Extrema Festival in Eindhoven, Tomorrowland in Belgium and Wakestock in the UK, with Moby, N*E*R*D and Dizzee Rascal.

"I'm up for even more in 2010," he says, clearly smitten with the big stages, big crowds and the even bigger soundsystems.

Lopez is set to drop a digital album later this year, featuring remixes of some of his classic tracks, like 'Patricia Never Left The House', 'Voila' and 'Ca C'est Paris'. That heavy schedule looks like it's showing no signs of letting up, then.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

mr.85....this list changes every week

86. Tiga
Style: Techno, house, electro, clash.
Best known for: Being a techno God and poster boy of the electroclash generation.
Gig of 2009: Melt! festival in Berlin. It was just one of those gigs where everything came together.
Tune of 2009: Mr Oizo's remix of 'Shoes'. A remix of my track, by one of my all-time heroes.
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2009: Seth Troxler. He's an excellent DJ and a real personality.
The track that changed your life: Altern-8 '202' - that actually changed my life.
What makes a good DJ great: Confidence. It's about not listening to convention -being your own person.
Most underrated DJ: I used to like this Swiss DJ called Crowdpleaser, he's underrated.
Biggest challenge this year: Staying sane while playing what seemed like a never-ending run of festivals.
Top tech toy: There were no technological advances in my life this year. I want that put on record.

Tiga is one of those DJs and producers who simply can't stand still. Forever searching for that next musical thrill, Tiga views 2009 as the start of something big for this unwieldy beast we know and love as dance music.

"Last year I felt as though I was at the tail-end of something," he explains. "But this year has been exciting."

Not only did one of the coolest characters in dance music release his second album, the excellent 'Ciao!' in 2009, but as a keen student of music's ever-changing trends he felt he recognized something new this year.

"I've always felt that things go in four or five-year cycles and I think we're at ground zero again. I feel free to go in any direction and that, as an artist, is very liberating and the ideal state of affairs. I feel excited by dance music. I think 2010 will be a big year."

To that end, the Montreal-based hipster is looking to release another solo album and lots of club tracks, as well as continue to unleash the best in techno and electro from his Turbo imprint.

"I'm happy that dance music is still my first love," he pleasingly concludes.

Friday, November 6, 2009

mr 91 says

91. Myon & Shane 54
Style: A bit of everything with a pop edge.
Best known for: Mash-ups with parts and stems of other people's tracks.
Gig of 2009: A State Of Trance 400, Germany, we got voted for by radio listeners to open the festival and it was amazing.
Tune of 2009: Andy Moor & Ashley Wallbridge 'Faces' (AVA Records)
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2009: Ashley Wallbridge
The track that changed your life: 'Out Of The Blue' Ferry Corsten
What makes a good DJ great: Taste and selection, more than mixing.
Most underrated DJ: Sander Van Dien
Biggest challenge this year: Being consistent.
Top tech toy: An old Roland SH09 synth and the Wii.

Hungarian duo Myon & Shane 54 haven't been together long.

"We played at Kerbcrawler in Leeds recently, and it was our first international gig together. Someone came all the way from Poland to see us - we couldn't believe it!" says Shane who, as well as Myon, has had previous solo success with remixes for the likes of Above & Beyond and Oakenfold but who, unlike his studio partner, was also in a mid '90s Hungarian boy band.

"I always liked electronic music, but there is no scene in Hungary. As soon as I heard Ferry Corsten's music, though, I knew I wanted to make trance," says Shane, who having worked with Myon once or twice in the studio, realised he had found someone with whom he "has this incredible musical bond."

The tracks the pair went on to make have been 'Record Of The Week' on Above & Beyond's Trance Around The World radio show, Beatport chart-toppers, and included on Armin Van Buuren's 'A State Of Trance 2008' compilation, whilst they've also recently completed a tour of the US. Building on that success, Shane lays out the pair's plans going forward.

"We will focus more on our own productions instead of remixing the work of others, and we are working on a new album with Aruna - our favourite vocalist - as well as a new mix CD."

Words: Kristan Caryl
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Benny B says

What's Up?

Tonight I am DJing at Huckleberry Bar in Williamsburg for the "First Fridays" party. I DJ at this spot every Wednesday so I look forward to this monthly party when it's a little more packed and more of a party atmosphere. If you haven't been to Huckleberry Bar yet, they opened over a year ago, and earned the "Best New Bar" award by Timeout NY magazine. And that was for all five boroughs including Manhattan. They are well known for their finely crafted cocktails, gourmet small plates and spacious outdoor patio. It's also a nice escape from a lot of the other bars in Williamsburg. It's a little more mature and classy than the rest so come party with me tonight.

Tomorrow night (Saturday) I am DJing at Firefly in Soho. This place is not as busy as it once was and may be spiraling into oblivion. It was dead on Halloween and I was feeling low.. The good news is I've been playing good quality music there for a couple weeks now. If the room isn't at least half full, I am taking over...

On Saturday the 21st I'll be DJing with Eleven at Savalas so I'm looking forward to that. I also have a new weekly in the works and that is looking lovely as well. It's AG (All Good)!!!

Congratulations Yankees!!!!!!!

If anyone wants to collaborate or knows of a place looking for a DJ, let me know (The first rule of salesmanship is ask for the job)

Benny B

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Turbostation DJs | Music | Philadelphia Weekly

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I like MR. 92

92. John B
Style: Electro and trance influenced d&b
Best known for: Wearing make-up and playing weird electro d&b.
Gig of 2009: Pirate Station in St Petersburg, Russia. I played to 25,000 people in one arena.
Tune of 2009: John B 'Robot Lover' (Beta)
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2009: Camo & Crooked
The track that changed your life: The soundtrack to Clockwork Orange.
What makes a good DJ great: Reacting to the crowd and giving a proper performance.
Most underrated DJ: My dad.
Biggest challenge this year: Finding time to get in the studio amongst all the travelling and recovery time.
Top tech toy: My army of Macs.

He's obsessed with the '80s, he goes on 10-mile jogs with trance pumping out of his iPod, he hates MCs, loves make-up and spins drum & bass sets that see-saw from the most evil neuro-funk jungle to the brilliantly kitsch sounds that made up his last LP 'Electrostep'.

John B might be the neon pink sheep of the drum & bass scene, but he's definitely one of the most popular artists to emerge from it.

"This year we launched my own artist website, my podcast is going through the roof, the last one was downloaded 100,000 times in the first month, and I've been playing out a lot all over the world," he tells us, when asked what might have pushed him into to this year's poll.

He's also been spinning more full-on electro and techno sets in Czech Republic, while one of his recent podcasts showcases Lifelife's summery cosmic vibe, Boys Noize's mutant party techno and Paul Woolford's 'Pandemonium'. For now though the priority is rounding off his sixth artist album 'Trn Me On', which will again focus on stretching the drum & bass boundaries to the limits of his mad scientist visions.

"It just need to polish off tracks and get the right remixes done," relays John. "It's drum & bass that doesn't sound like drum & bass. It's drum & bass that sounds like progressive, trance and electro. I'm stepping back from the kitsch tongue-in-cheek side of my last album 'Electrostep' and going for a more mature sound, though."

Words: Allan McGrath

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mr. 93

Simon Posford
Moved Down
93. Simon Posford
Style: Eclectic, genre-defying, everything goes in the pot.
Best known for: Playing my own music.
Gig of 2009: Shpongle live at the Roundhouse, London on Halloween.
Tune of 2009: The new Shpongle track 'Ineffable Mysteries' (Twisted Records) seems to be going down well.
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2009: Benji Vaughan
The track that changed your life: Jam & Spoon 'The Age Of Love'
What makes a good DJ great: One who is a pioneer rather than a follower, lighting the way down new paths.
Most underrated DJ: Everybody! There are many extremely creative people, brilliant at what they do, who never make it into the press.
Biggest challenge this year: Playing at a festival in Brazil after a huge storm, and everything on the stage made of metal was 'live', including the decks!
Top tech toy: I have a USB oil-burner, but I couldn't live without my Macbook Pro, running Logic.

Psy-ambient crowd pleaser and multi-named enigma Simon Posford knows exactly the right kind of bouncy, psychedelic techno to inflict on a dancefloor intent on getting well and truly Shpongled!

"A sympathy and empathy with the crowd, combined with the ability to create a journey with twists and turns, magic and surprises," is what is required, he explains. In fact, there is quite a lot of explaining to do with the Twisted Records artist; Simon Posford, aka Sphongle, aka Younger Brother, aka Hallucinogen, is the man responsible for some of the genre's finest bendy moments, with this year being no exception.

"I toured the USA quite hard, playing New York, San Francisco and LA, but it was good to get out into the huge bit in the middle," Simon continues, "and I finished the new Shpongle album, 'Ineffable Mysteries From Shpongleland'."

By the time you read this, it will be out, and he will have also nearly finished a new Younger Brother album, a project alongside Benji Vaughan aka Promentheus.

"It's been an extremely productive year for my various projects," Simon confesses. "I've been transforming the music I made with Raja Ram as Shpongle into a live band with 12 musicians, and performing it in front of very enthusiastic crowds."

Monday, November 2, 2009

Mr 94

Fatboy Slim
Moved Down
94. Fatboy Slim
Style: Acid house party
Best known for: Bad Hawaiian shirts.
Gig of 2009: Big Beach Festival, Yokohama. We didn't do the Brighton one so to do it in Japan was amazing.
Tune of 2009: Mpho 'Box N Locks (Armand Van Helden Remix)' (Wall of Sound)
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2009: Crookers
The track that changed your life: Easy! Grandmaster Flash 'Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel'.
What makes a good DJ great: One that communicates with the audience and dances while they DJ.
Most underrated DJ: Dave Clarke
Biggest challenge this year: DJing sober.
Top tech toy: Serato Video-SL

"I don't play that many clubs, I mainly do big parties abroad, which I much prefer to being in the studio," says Norman Cook, a man as known for his Big Beach Boutique festivals as his production prowess. From decade defining albums as Fatboy Slim to politically charged indie pop as part of The Housemartins, Cook is a man who has managed to balanced commercial success with real innovation.

Whilst 2009 saw Cook release a debut album under his 'Brighton Port Authority' moniker, which he admits "didn't set the world alight, but it was fun to do", it has been successful in other ways. It was the year he got sober.

"I'm most happy about it because I still enjoy DJing, I really didn't think I'd fucking enjoy myself without it, but it's great when you're straight!"

Next year will see the release of a new Fatboy Slim album, as well as some new singles in collaboration with, arguably the Fatboy of 2009, Joshua Harvey, aka Hervé. The newly sober, but equally animated Fatboy Slim is also due to play a rare UK gig at Manchester's Warehouse Project in November.