Armored Heart's latest #techno smasher 'Pitchblende' is out now! Featuring a seriously heavy Hell Driver remix! Support from Paco Osuna / Nick Grater / ANDREA FRISINA / Giuseppe Ottaviani / Denzo / Pedro Delgardo / M.I.K.E. / Eddie Halliwell / Will Atkinson / Chicago Loop - Artist Page / Kaeno / Danielle Godiva / Christian Cambas / Heatbeat / Spartaque / DJ KN / Alex Di Stefano / Cave DJz / Highest Point / Shelley Johannson, Hell Driver & Me! Link
A message to promoters: When you constantly book DJ's for short 1 hour sets at your events, not only are you taking away from clubbers what they really want to see/hear when their favourite DJ's are playing, but in turn you're actually re-programming the way clubbers think..and it's not good, it's not good at all. Let me explain.. When I get booked to play for an hour at a big event I have to edit most of my tracks down to 4 or 5 minute short edits, which means that you end up editing away a lot of the 'beats' sections. You try and get to the breakdown as quickly as possible, then you cut the track as quickly as you can after the main break and drop have been and gone..this gives you an hour of very short and usually crap sounding edits that will go something like 'breakdown, drop, breakdown, drop..' etc etc etc. What are you meant to dance to if there aren't as many beat sections in sets anymore? How are you meant to build a set? How can you create an amazing and electric atmosphere on the dancefloor anymore?..and I mean an ELECTRIC atmosphere, where people are literally climbing the walls and sweat is dripping down from the ceiling! This is how the horrendous 'drop culture' spawned from the EDM scene! You are programming clubbers to crave drops instead of beats, they expect things to happen much faster, they lose interest after 3 or 4 mins. They are spoiled, but this isn't their fault, at all..it's YOU the promoter's fault for your 'maxed out' DJ lineups, crazily short DJ set lengths and extremely cramped timetables! Please take things back to the old school. Give DJ's extended sets again, let things breathe again. Instead of putting 10 DJ's on your lineups, try putting 3 DJ's on but give them 3 hours each to play instead of 1 hour, or even book 5 DJ's to play for 2 hours each. This is what clubbers really want in my opinion. This is what DJ's really want. This is what I want! Last weekend I was so impressed with the Monkey BuzinezZ pres 'Trance Unity' event in Montreal that was organised by my good friend Ramy Bargz and the CIRCUS Afterhours team! There were 15 hours of non stop extended sets from DJ's across 3 rooms and the atmosphere was off the scale! It's one of the most enjoyable DJ sets that I've ever played and it felt like a rave straight out of the 90's. The clubbers danced all night and you could really feel the atmosphere building and building with the music..no short edits in sight! I really hope other promoters follow suit and are inspired by this event to try something similar. I hope that we see the back of these 1 hour DJ set event templates that most promoters seem to be doing these days! Anyhoo, I've said my peace.. M ???? #ExtendedDJSets #BackToTheOldSchool
The next tech-trance installment from 2nd Phase has arrived..the innovative 'Short Circuit' is OUT NOW on Outburst Records exclusively on Beatport! These guys don't mess around, this is what tech is all about....Big support from Eddie Halliwell, Jordan Suckley, Indecent Noise, Ben Gold, Richard Durand, Alex Di Stefano, Sneijder, Mark Sherry, Will Atkinson, Sied van Riel, Lostly, M.I.K.E., Stephen Kirkwood, Talla 2XLC Greg Downey and more! #ShortCircuit #TechTrance #Techno #OutburstRecords Link
See you at the #WAO138 stage tonight troops! LOADS of new productions to play & Outburst releases!
My collaboration with Dark Fusion feat. Jan Johnston is out NOW on Outburst Records! Some great support from : Ferry Corsten / M.I.K.E. / Alex Di Stefano / Alex M.O.R.P.H. / Sneijder / Solarstone / Menno de Jong / Will Atkinson / Andy Moor / Indecent Noise / Jordan Suckley / Talla 2XLC & Lostly! #DejaVu #OutburstRecords #TechTrance Link