Friday, August 13, 2010

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) Announces First Festival Names

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world's leading conference and festival for electronic music, announces its first festival names. The 15th edition, taking place from 20 to 23 October, will work with a record number of stages. In total, the event features performances by over 700 artists at 44 different venues. The organization expects 2,500 conference and 100,000 festival visitors.

In the last fifteen years the ADE has become the most important event for electronic music worldwide. The conference attracts around 2,500 conference attendees from around the world. During the last edition over 52 different countries were represented. Festival visitors from all over the world can choose from more than 140 different events at 44 stages in the city of Amsterdam.

'In the past fifteen years ADE has proved that the Netherlands and Amsterdam in particular offers the best in electronic music. We are proud on the international involvement of the scene and also the fact that this is possible in city like Amsterdam. Now we have more stages this year we can ensure even a better mix of emerging talents and established names. One thing is certain: Amsterdam will be the epicenter of dance music for four days long, ' says organizer Richard Zijlma.

Amongst others the first confirmed acts are:

Kelis (US), Armin van Buuren (NL), Sven Väth (DE), Chuckie (NL), Dave Clarke (GB), Sasha (US), Paul van Dyk (DE), Roger Sanchez (US), Joris Voorn (NL), Daniel Haaksman (DE), Boys Noize (DE), Dubfire (US), Richie Hawtin (CA), M.A.N.D.Y. (DE), Riva Star (IT), Adam Beyer (SE), Ida Engberg (SE), Steve Bug (DE), Josh Wink (US), Markus Schulz (DE), Ferry Corsten (NL), Jeff Mills (US), Afrojack (NL), Chris Liebing (DE), Goldfish live (SA), Joost van Bellen (NL), Moodymann (US), Derrick May (US), Sander Kleinenberg (NL), Boemklatsch (NL) , Juan Atkins (US), Ellen Allien (DE), Dr. Lektroluv (BE), Shinedoe (NL), Don Diablo (NL), Flying Lotus (US), Monika Kruse (DE), Nick Warren (GB), Karotte (DE), Radio Slave aka The Machine (DE), Ryan Marciano & Sunnery James (NL), Girl Unit (GB), DJ Yellow (FR), Live: Hercules & Love Affair (US), Live: Tensnake (DE), Boris Werner (NL), Live: Redshape (DE), Dixon (DE), Melon (NL), Sasha Funke (DE), KINK live (BG), Terry Toner (NL), Paul Harris (GB), Lucien Foort (NL), Shermanlogy (NL), Danny Howells (GB), 16 BIT Lolitas (NL), Phonophani (NO), Bart B More (NL), Aeroplane (BE), High Rankin (GB), B.R.U.C.E. live (NL), Willie Wartaal (NL), Bomb The Bass (GB), Matthias Tanzmann (DE), Ekkohaus live (DE), Jesse Rose (GB), San Proper (NL), Michael Mayer (DE), Paul Hazendonk (NL), Leama (GB), Prinz (BE), Green Velvet (US), Full Intention (GB), Abe Duque live (FR), And.ID (Mobilee, DE) live, Einzelkind (DE) , Wareika (DE), Tom Trago (NL), Estroe (NL), 30 Jalabee Cartel (DE), Mark Pritchard (GB), Ambivalent (US), Magda (PL), Anrilov (RU), Arram Mantana (RU), Marco Resmann (GE), Social Disco Club (PT), Michel de Hey (NL), Arjuna Schiks (NL), The Advent live (GB), Heiko Laux (DE), Steve Rachmad (NL), Legowelt (NL), Schlachthofbronx (DE), Alex Dee (FR), ONNO (NL), Ben UFO (GB), Magnetic Man live (GB), 2000 and One (NL), Lorenz Rhode live (DE), Jamie Lewis (CH), Born To Funk (NL), Seamus Haji (GB), Gabriele Baldi (IT), Shapeshifter (NZ), Klipar (PT), James Holden (GB), Kate Wax live (GB), Ahmet Sendil (TR), Patrick Carrara (AE), Daniel Sanchez (NL), The Shapeshifters (GB), Extrawelt live (DE), Darko Esser (NL), Krause live (NL), Kraak & Smaak (NL), Per QX (GB), Dennis Ferrer (US), Ramadanman (GB), Golden Bug (ES), Alexander Kowalski (DE), Lauhaus (NL), The Subs live (BE), Marco Effe (IT), Praslea (PO), Miss Nine (NL), Dimitri (NL), Stephan Bodzin live (DE), Tim Green (GB), Brian Sanhaji (DE) live, Unexist (IT) live, Das Ding (US), Gomes (NL) and many more.

The Amsterdam Dance Event is organized by The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation, an initiative of Buma Cultuur.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Video: NB Holla ft. Lil Lue - Tiger Woods

"Tiger Woods," the latest music video from NB Holla featuring Lil' Lue is a story about life in the fast lane, making money on the street, fancy cars, fast houses and even faster women. This edgy portrayal of a hustler's life at the top is well produced and very candid. The infectious beats and racy rhymes are set against scenes of expensive cars, fat cigars and high fashion. NB Holla displays his skills with the ladies as he seduces multiple women.

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Alan Wilder / Recoil Announce "A Strange Hour" North & South American Tour Dates

(Los Angeles, CA) Alan Wilder - formerly of Depeche Mode - has announced details of his new Recoil tour. Available now, the Recoil iPhone app allows fans to track Alan's activities. Follower's can post their thoughts and musings while Alan is on the road and in the studio. While the app provides a hub for Recoil's social networking, it also offers access to photos, videos, audio as well as insight to Wilder's personal thoughts behind each of his albums.

The app is free and available now from the iTunes store: - perfect for keeping in touch with all the latest news including up-to-the-minute posts regarding Recoil's tour schedule.

After several successful performances of 'A Strange Hour' across Europe and the US (which also marked the first time Alan / Recoil had ventured out of the studio), further dates were announced in South America for November 2010, with more North American and Canadian dates to be added. Alan and Paul Kendall are currently busy working out an updated set.

An accomplished musician, Alan continues to hone his skills in the studio. During his 14 year stint as a member of Depeche Mode, Wilder pushed against the constrictive boundaries of commercial pop music. Created in the mid-eighties as an antidote to the high-demands of DM, Recoil became Wilder's sole studio propriety. Two albums were released: Hydrology (1988) and Bloodline (1990). Both were an indication of his expanding horizons. After his departure from Depeche Mode in 1995, Recoil became Wilder's full-time project. Since then, he has released Unsound Methods (1997), Liquid (2000) and subHuman (2007).

Recoil Selected, a brand new selection of classic Recoil tracks, is available now. It contains a track listing personally chosen by Alan who explains, "The collection is made up of my personal favourites, re-mastered and edited together into what I consider a cohesive and total listening experience." The album features a varied selection of vocalists including Diamanda Galás, Joe Richardson, Douglas McCarthy (Nitzer Ebb), Nicole Blackman, Samantha Coerbell, Toni Halliday (Curve) and Maggie Estep. Recoil Selected is available to download either in one or two CD set editions. Fans can stay tuned to for continuing updates.


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Selected Events 2010:

Friday, October 15 - Guadalajara, Mexico - Larva
Monday, October 18 - Seattle, WA - Triple Door
Tuesday, October 19 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theatre
Thursday, October 21 - San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
Friday, October 22 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
Wednesday, October 27 - Toronto, Canada - The Opera House
Sunday, October 31 - Baltimore, MD - Bourbon Street
Monday, November 01 - New York - Highline Ballroom
Wednesday, November 03 - Santiago, Chile - Club Amanda
Thursday, November 04 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Niceto Club
Friday, November 05 - Rosario, Argentina - Patio De La Madera
Saturday, November 06 - Cordoba, Argentina - Espacio Quality
Thursday, November 11 - Lima, Peru - Voce
Friday, November 12 - Bogota, Columbia - Downtown 727
Saturday, November 13 - Quito, Ecuador - 21 CLUB

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The 12th China Shanghai International Arts Festival Performing Arts Fair 2010


The 12th China Shanghai International Performing Arts Fair (SPAF) will launch in the Shanghai Grand Theatre from Sep. 26 to Sep. 29 2010. With the World Expo 2010 Shanghai currently being held in this modern and international metropolis, the festival will welcome colleagues from the culture and performing arts fields around the world.

Delegates of mainstream performing arts organizations from more than 30 countries will gather to share the latest performance information by the beautiful Huangpu River, including the USA ,Belgium, Germany, Poland, France, Czech, Lithuania, Latvia, Italy, Australia, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, the UK, , Canada, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Iceland, Denmark, Nigeria, Venezuela, Sweden, Finland, Holland, South Korea, Japan, Cuba and China, will gather at the Shanghai International Performing Arts Fair this September. .

SPAF is a major brand event of China Shanghai International Arts Festival (CSIAF). Every year, delegates from famous art festivals, mainstream performing art organizations, agencies, companies and artists from over thirty countries and regions, as well as various delegates and organizations from provinces and cities in China, come to attend the event.

Every year, SPAF is highly acclaimed by colleagues from home and abroad for its extensive network of international communication, establishment of friendly and productive cooperation, widely shared professional expertise, and constant pursuit of high qualities. People love to call it "Big Dock SPAF" as SPAF created a congenial atmosphere for cooperation and received an amazingly high number of attendees from various countries.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Chitown Rapstar Beadz Latest Single "Super Bad" A Hit


Beadz aka Mr. Everywhere Chicago, needs no introduction to the music community. This talented MC has been on his grind for many years which began while in High School. Beadz has performed at almost every major local hip hop event in the city as well as the surrounding cities in the midwest. Recently back from touring with Slim Thug ,King Nitty and Young Buck, Beadz felt it was time to release his latest single "Super Bad" featuring RnB producer Cinte. His on deck single "Celebrate" was leaked to the fans in Chicago with rave reviews. Beadz is one of a few upcoming Chicago artists interviewed in several major magazines including the Source magazine, Hood Magazine in Florida and Atlanta, Ozone magazine, Hip Hop Weekly and Street Talk magazine in Atlanta. He was also interviewed by Tha Hood Magazine in Germany and Toronto Hip Hop Magazine. Beadz has been featured on mixtapes throughout the country including TjsDjs CD Exclusives, Southern Record Pool Conference Mix Tape, This Is The Remix Mixtape, Coast To Coast Mix Tape, ATL Record Pool Conference Mix tape as well as Demand And Supply from Dj Head Bussa and Dj Smoke Mixtapes. Beadz not only made his name in 2008 with the street anthem "D Boy" but with locally released single "What It's Hittin 4". In 2009 he gave us "Shawty Gon Go" as well as "South Side Party" along with many features on other projects. The current songs "Super Bad" as well as the recently leaked radio version of a still in the lab track "Celebrate" will surely turn industry money makers towards Chicago for the rest of the summer as these singles will make noise throughout the country. He is slated to drop the 3rd installment of "Respect the Bottom Line" series which made him a local celeb in 2007. Beadz new track "Super Bad" features young talent RnB producer Cinte who gives an added punch to the song. The song is already getting local spins on mixshows. Chicago's most upcoming superstar has just gotten better. Wise up world.

Keep The Groove Presents An Instrumental Remake Of Jay-Z And Alicia Keys' Now Classic Empire State Of Mind


Keep The Groove Proudly Presents a creative and relaxed interpretation of a modern day anthem "Empire State of Mind" made famous by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys containing a mix of electronic sounds, contemporary groove and urban pop influence. Production credits go to Mike Di Lorenzo, seasoned keyboard artist whose 2005 debut release "Urbanized" made its way onto the smooth jazz charts and radio waves featuring a chilled-out version of Stevie Wonder's "Too High". Mike is back with a single that reflects his journeys from jazz to R&B and pop. Equally adept and comfortable in either of these idioms, it is very challenging taking on a current pop classic and making it your sound. Mike's sound it is! - smooth, grooving and cool - as if he were jamming with Daft Punk on a Miami Vice soundtrack.