A successful world-traveling DJ friend once said that he DJs for free, he gets paid to travel. And while the road-warrior lifestyle of some globetrotting DJs might be a little stressful, it’s surely better than pretty much any other job in the universe. After all, you don’t see too many DJs quitting the gig in order to stay home and open up a fly fishing shop, do you?
There’s no denying that dance music is big business making big money these days. But how much money is really being made and how much of it is ending up in the pockets of the DJs who draw the millions of fans to EDM events around the world? The somewhat questionable website, Celebrity Networth seems to know the answer to what DJs have in the piggybank. And you might be surprised at some of the names towards the top of the highest-valued jocks. Granted, the site gives no information as to where they’re estimates come from, so take this with a grain of salt. But rest assured, these DJs are making more than you for working less — guaranteed.
On Monday, January 3, 2012, Marquee Nightclub and Dayclub in Las Vegas celebrated its one-year anniversary.
The 62,000 square foot venue, housed within the sprawling Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, touts a yearlong electronic music program. In just a short time, it became the most highly attended nightclub in America. They accomplished this by keeping the experience consistent, just as dance music has exploded in the United States.
Coachella has announced their 2012 line-up, which will take place for the first time over two weekend, Apr 13-15 and 20-22. Radiohead, Dr. Dre & Snoop and The Black Keys all signed on for headline spots, along with Swedish House Mafia, Justice, Kaskade and DJ Shadow. The big reunion for 2012 is So Cal post-emo legends At The Drive-In.
WHOAAA! Love you guys, THANK YOU THANK YOU! #FireAndIce sitting at #5 on the overall iTunes albums chart. HUGE!!! I am at the airport in Amsterdam about to head back home – hearing this news. Not sure I’ll sleep on this flight. CRAZZZY!!!
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My familiarity with J-Boogie comes from the various remix and edit work he has done in the past (including one he made for Vieux Farka Touré's "Fafa" from 2009) as well as his collaboration with fan favorites People Under the Stairs, Quantic and his Combo Barbaro, Bay Area compadres Zion I, Goapele and Raashan Ahmad spanning multiple projects, personal and by others. By no means an exhaustive list, J-Boogie’s talent is undeniable and his knowledge of mixing, sampling, and creating great-sounding gems continues to this day. J-Boogie’s extensive network ...