Tag Archives: Electronic

Video: More Madeon

21 Oct

Back in May I couldn’t get enough of his “Raise Your Weapon” remix, in July he dropped his “Pop Culture’ mash-up and now comes Part 1 of a trailer he uploaded a little over a week ago.  Let the legend of Madeon continue to grow.

 

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Now Playing: David Guetta & Afrojack – “Pandemonium”

24 Jun

I think this should be the theme song for this weekend in Las Vegas. Going to be exactly that, pandemonium.

Now Playing: Aloe Blacc – “I Need A Dollar” David Dann Remix

21 May

I love the original but this remix is pretty good too.

Now Playing – Alice Deejay – “Better Off Alone” (Laidback Luke Remix)

4 May

Now if I could just get my hands on the mp3 of this….

Revisited: Coachella 2011 via @IMWITHTHEDEEJAY

22 Apr

It’s a great day as a good friend of mine and fellow music lover, Angela (@IMWITHTHEDEEJAY), becomes the first guest blogger on Do You Hear The Music and shares her first Coachella experience in words and video.  Angela has one of the coolest blogs I’ve come across and always has fun, interesting and inspiring posts as well as the latest and greatest from DJ Vice.  Check out the below and then visit her blog and follow her on Twitter.

Coachella 2011.

I’m no stranger to packed crowds, pounding beats and rhythmic drum patterns and quite candidly house music, nightlife and large crowds make me feel at home; so much so it’s why I started my blog, rightfully titled: IMWITHTHEDEEJAY.  No further explanation needed.

Going to Coachella for the first time alongside DJ VICE proved to me that this festival truly has something for everyone. I was quite surprised just how many DJ sets were scheduled during the weekend line-up and thus spent a lot of time checking them out.

What impressed me the most about Coachella was the variety of music ranging from indie, house and dub step to R&B and hip-hop.  I learned about some new artists, such as Leftfield, while also appreciating artists I was already familiar with even more after hearing their songs live combined with their stage presence (Chromeo, The Strokes, Cut Copy).

Here is a short video I put together to share some of the highlights on my experience and exactly why I plan to go back every year.  Enjoy.

My Best and Worst of Coachella 2011

best surprise moment : Usher & Paul McCartney on stage during AfroJack’s house set

worst moment : the moment I felt the urge to pee & knew I was going to hold it ALL night! Yuck on portable bathrooms.

best performance to dance to : Cut Copy & Chromeo

best performance to jump for : AfroJack

best performance overall : Kanye West

best songs: “Original” Leftfield, “Needy Girl” Chromeo, Swedish House Mafia “Save the World”

most overused house song : “Awooga” Calvin Harris

most disappointing performance : Tinie Tempah

best fashion piece I saw : crochet white fringe vest with white glowsticks tied to each piece.

worst fashion: going barefoot

best overall: the great choice in music – you can’t even manage to hear everyone you would like to because there are so many stages & performances.

worst overall: DUST = allergies, scratchy eyes, watery nose and a layer of film all over you.

Don’t bring next year: Any “professional” DSLR camera – they won’t let you in with it.

Pack next year : bandana & anything glow in the dark!

Wolfgang Gartner – “Forever” ft. will.i.am and “Space Junk”

14 Apr

Hellooooo Thursday!

One of my favorite DJs, Wolfgang Gartner is back with a new track “Forever” featuring will.i.am. Give a listen, track officially drops on April 26.

Also what I’m really excited about and can’t believe I’ve been neglecting this for the last couple of months is Wolfgang’s track “Space Junk,” which is easily going to be one of the songs of the summer.

More Summer Music

7 Aug

It’s the weekend and here are two songs that are summer essentials, especially out at the pool, “Stereo Love” by Edward Maya ft. Vika Jigulina and “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP. If for some reason they aren’t on your summer playlist, add them NOW.

Love Parade: Sadness with a Reminder of Happy Times

3 Aug

I was saddened on July 24 when I read about 21 people dead and over 500 injured at the 2010 Love Parade. In what was a fun, festive environment when I attended in 2001, it’s hard to fathom how something like this could happen. Hopefully nothing like this ever happens again and the event can continue with the happy, carefree people and amazing music event it has traditionally been.

The Love Parade for me holds some amazing memories. I remember when I attended, getting off the train and being able to hear the electronic music blaring and welcoming you to Berlin and music mayhem! Even the police were getting down and had their own sound system setup. The highlight might have been rolling into a club at about 4 a.m. to hear Paul van Dyk spin. This is back in 2001 before he had really blown up in the states. With hotel rooms fully occupied, we slept on concrete park benches for a couple hours before heading into the main square for the actual parade filled with Mardi Gras style floats and one million of my closest friends. Truly a sight to see and experience.

Ticket Stub from Paul van Dyk from 2001

Love Parade 2001, Berlin, Germany

Love Parade 2001, Berlin, Germany