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CONTENT 06 Armin van Buuren nominated for 10 International Dance Music Awards

INTERVIEW GUY GERBER

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Amsterdam Dance Event 2014 DATES

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FIRST STATE RELEASES FULL CIRCLE

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COMPETITION

JES Unleash The Beat Platinum Mix

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ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL COMPILATION 2014

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Thomas Newson feat. Angelika Vee - Don’t Hold Us Fabio XB & Liuck Feat. Christina Novelli - Back To You Basto - Keep On Rocking

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Christian Burns - Simple Modern Answers (Deluxe Version) KSHMR - Megalodon Shato & Paul Rockseek - Whispering

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AFROJACK - MUSICIAN Shogun - Erhu Invalyd feat. Jonny Rose - Let Your Heart Go (Laidback Luke edit)

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TOOLROOM MIAMI 2014 Gareth Emery ft. Bo Bruce - U Andrew Bayer - Once Lydian

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Martin Garrix & Firebeatz - Helicopter Delgado - Block Rocks MORTEN - Perfect Dive

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Armin van Buuren nominated for 10 International Dance Music Awards Armin van Buuren, who’s currently in the middle of his A State of Trance 650 ‘New Horizons’ and Armin Only ‘Intense’ World Tour, received no less than 10 nominations for the upcoming International Dance Music Awards show. The critically acclaimed show, which will take place during the Winter Music Conference in Miami, USA, at the end of March, is one of the leading award shows in the Electronic Dance Music scene. The voting ballot, inviting all dance music lovers to vote for their favorites, will be open until March 5th. The Dutch DJ, who won 5 of the prestigious awards last year, received 10 nominations within 9 categories. Armin van Buuren is in the running for ‘Best Global DJ’, ‘Best Trance Track’ (twice, for both ‘The Expedition’ ASOT 600 Anthem, and ‘This Is What It Feels Like’), as well as the awards for ‘Best Radio Mix Show DJ’, ‘Best Producer’, ‘Best Artist (Solo)’, ‘Best Full Length DJ Mix’ for his A State of Trance 2013 compilation and ‘Best Podcast’ for his A State of Trance Podcast. Last but not least, Armada Music, the record label of which Armin is the co-founder, has won the ‘Best Global Record Label’ five years in a row and is once again nominated for the much-coveted award. IDMA nominations for Armin van Buuren Best Trance Track The Expedition (ASOT 600 Anthem) – Armin van Buuren & Markus Schulz This Is What It Feels Like – Armin van Buuren Feat. Trevor Guthrie Best Compilation or Full Length DJ Mix A State of Trance 2013 – Armin van Buuren Best Global DJ Armin van Buuren Best Trance DJ Armin van Buuren Best Podcast or Radio Mixshow DJ A State of Trance – Armin van Buuren Best Artist (Solo) Armin van Buuren Best Featured Vocalist Performance This Is What It Feels Like – Armin van Buuren Feat. Trevor Guthrie Best Music Video This Is What It Feels Like – Armin van Buuren Feat. Trevor Guthrie Best Producer Armin van Buuren

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The 29th edition of the Winter Music Conference will take place in Miami, Florida, March 21-30, 2014. With over 60,000 visitors from over 70 different countries, including DJs, label owners and other delegates of the dance scene, the WMC is one of the major happenings in the dance music industry. One of the most anticipated events during WMC is the International Dance Music Awards show. The IDMAs generate over two million votes from music enthusiasts in 209 countries every year. During the show, awards in 57 different categories will be given.

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Twice Grammy nominated Swedish DJ / Producer Avicii is to release an extraordinary ‘True’ remix album on March 24th, following the remarkable and unprecedented success the album enjoyed upon it’s release last September. Boasting the fastest selling single of 2013 in ‘Wake Me Up!’, which also charted at number 1 in a mammoth 84 territories, as well as top 10 follow singles ‘You Make Me’ and ‘Hey Brother’, ‘True’ confirmed Avicii’s status as one of dance music’s truly global stars. Fusing charging dance rhythms with folk-esque riffs and vocals, a facet of his music that has rapidly become his hallmark, as well as displaying a stunning adeptness for melody, his is a sound that has galvanized charts across the world. Now, fresh for 2014, Avicii is set to offer up an entirely re-contextualized version of ‘True’ that delivers the album in a new, uniquely exciting light. Approached from an ‘Avicii by Avicii’ standpoint, each rework sees him toy with original tracks in an innovative format that showcases not only craftsmanship but a remarkable willingness to experiment and explore. ‘Avicii by Avicii’ is a conceptual masterstroke. Fresh and exciting, it manages to retain the personality of ‘True’, whilst simultaneously extending the appeal of what made ‘True’ such a groundbreaking debut album.

The nineteenth edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) will take place from the 15th to 19th of October, 2014. Over the last three years the world’s leading event for electronic music has almost doubled in size, and ADE’s organizers are confident of maintaining above average year on year growth rates for the foreseeable future. At the 2014 edition, the organization expects 350,000 visitors from around the world. The record breaking 2013 edition of the ADE focused on the 25th anniversary of dance music in the Netherlands, which was marked by a number of special events including the launch of the book Mary Go Wild, an outdoor exhibition, talk shows, special music events and several film screenings. The anniversary celebrations resulted in a wave of national and international media attention and emphasized the leading role that the Netherlands plays in the global dance music industry. In total 2,156 artists from around the world performed in 80 different venues at ADE 2013.

The success of ADE and the health of the electronic music sector are inextricably linked

ADE director Richard Zijlma


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A NEW LEVEL, A NEW EXPERIENCE.

ARE YOU READY ? Ultra Music Festival (UMF) is an annual outdoor electronic music festival that occurs in March in the city of Miami, Florida, United States. The festival coincides with the annual Winter Music Conference, also held in Miami. Since expansion to 2 weekends in 2013, however, the two Ultra weekends are held on the weekends that begin and end WMC. Ultra is held in Downtown Miami in Bayfront Park. It was a one-day festival from 1999 to 2006, a twoday festival from 2007 to 2010, and was a three-day festival in 2011 to 2012. In 2012, a record 55,000 people per day attended the festival. In 2013, for the first time in festival history, UMF took place across two consecutive weekends. In 2014, the festival will return to a one-weekend format, taking place on Friday, March 28 through Sunday March 30th. Presale Tickets went on sale online May 21, 2013 selling out in a matter of seconds.

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Other Ultra festivals are held in Ibiza, Spain; Buenos Aires, Argentina; São Paulo, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Seoul, South Korea; Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, Split, Croatia and Hvar, Croatia. In December, 2013 Ultra Worldwide announced to first edition of the festival in Bogotá, Colombia to be held on February 20 & 21 2014. Although they share names, UMF was not directly tied to Ultra Records, an electronic music record label. However, the two entities did announce a ”global alliance” in August 2012, which would allow them to collaborate on marketing and cross-promotion.

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HISTORY Ultra Music Festival was founded in 1999 by business partners Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes and Bruce Braxton. The first festival was held as a one-day event at the end of the Winter Music Conference in 1999 with performances by Rabbit in the Moon and DJ Baby Anne. The event was held on South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida, and was a major success. In March 2000, the festival returned to South Beach as a one-day event; the festival was met with even more success and was renewed immediately for a third year. The 15th anniversary of Ultra Music Festival held in 2013 was held over two weekends for the first time ever (Friday through Sunday.)

Growth to Downtown Miami

Because of the massive rise in attendance between 1999 and 2000, festival coordinators decided to relocate to Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami for the third annual event. UMF continued to bring the biggest names in electronic dance music to Miami with performances by Tiësto, EC Twins, Paul van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, Sander Kleinenberg, Photek, Josh Wink, p.a.w.n. LASERS, DJ Craze, and Rabbit in the Moon from 2001 to 2005. With the record-breaking attendance of the seventh annual UMF in 2005, the festival was again relocated to a smaller (by area) venue, Bicentennial Park, for 2006. In 2007, with Winter Music Conference in full swing, Ultra Music Festival held its first two-day event at Bicentennial Park with a record breaking 50,000+ concert goers in attendance. Ultra Music Festival celebrated its 10th anniversary March 28–29, 2008 with performances by Tiësto, Underworld, Justice, Paul van Dyk, Carl Cox, Armin van Buuren, MSTRKRFT, deadmau5, Annie Mac, Eric Prydz, Ferry Corsten, Calvin Harris, Moby, The Crystal Method, Boys Noize, Benny Benassi, Armand van Helden, Duck Sauce, David Guetta, Jes, Enur, Pete Tong, Jackal & Hyde, Dj MYREN from Iran(2014) and Rabbit in the Moon. With estimated attendance over 70,000, the festival set a new City of Miami record for number of tickets sold at a single event. The 11th annual UMF occurred March 27–28, 2009; the lineup including more crossover acts and live bands like The Black Eyed Peas, The Prodigy, The Ting Tings, Santigold, Crystal Castles, The Whip, and Perry Farrell. The 12th annual UMF took place March 26–27, 2010, with headlining performances again by Tiësto and deadmau5, as well as performances by David Guetta, Orbital, Little Boots, Sasha & Digweed, Above & Beyond, and The Bloody Beetroots. Each stage was accompanied with visual arts provided by VJs Vello Virkhaus, Psyberpixie, and Cozer. The festival sold out for the first time with over 100,000 attendees, where it was announced that the 13th annual event would take place over the course of three days in March 2011.

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2012 Ultra Music Festival 2012 was held on March 23, 24, 25 at Bayfront Park. Early bird pre-sale tickets for Ultra Music Festival 2012 sold out within 20 minutes (seconds according to the Ultra Music Festival Facebook Page). Shortly after, pre-sale tickets increased from $149 to $229. This is also the second year that tickets for individual days did not become available for sale. A special appearance by Madonna the day after the international release of her twelfth studio album MDNA was held at the second day of the festival. Thereafter tickets for the 14th anniversary of the Festival quickly rose from $229 to $299 just one week after going on sale. In January, tickets for three-day general admission sold out.

2013 The 15th Ultra Music Festival was held over weekends; March 15 to 17, and March 22 to 24. Both of these weekends coincided with the beginning and end of Miami Music Week and the Winter Music Conference. Phase one of the festival lineup was officially revealed in January 2013, confirming appearances by David Guetta, deadmau5, and Tiësto on both weekends, along with Swedish House Mafia, who used the finale of the festival on Weekend 2 to serve as the finale of their farewell tour ”One Last Tour”.[4] Main stage performances from Porter Robinson, Madeon, Hardwell, and more, were live-streamed over the internet via UMFTV. Pretty Lights would also perform at the festival accompanied by bass-beat DJ Futtize for the latter’s Birthday (b. March 26). On January 7, 2013, after organizers requested additional road closures for the event, Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff introduced a resolution calling for disapproval of the second weekend, believing that allowing the event to be held across two weekends would be ”disruptive to the local business community and area residents due to noise, nuisance behavior of festival goers, and grid lock traffic,” also alleging that ”about 70 to 80 percent of these kids are on some sort of mind-altering drug.” The city council voted in favor of continuing with the second weekend on January 10, 2013, charging the organizers $500,000 for police and fire services.

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TIËSTO KASKADE ERIC PRYDZ PRES. HOLO ZEDD DIPLO LAIDBACK LUKE SHOWTEK

AVICII ARMIN VAN BUUREN ABOVE & BEYOND ALESSO NICKY ROMERO KREWELLA MARTIN GARRIX W&W BLASTERJAXX MOTI MYKRIS

HARDWELL DAVID GUETTA STEVE ANGELLO AFROJACK JACK U SANDER VAN DOORN NERVO SUNNERY JAMES & RYAN MARCIANO TOMMIE SUNSHINE MICHAEL BRUN

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GESAFFELSTEIN MGMT M.I.A. BASEMENT JAXX CHANCE THE RAPPER WAKA FLOCKA

EMPIRE OF THE SUN 2MANYDJS TRENTEMOLLER PAUL KALKBRENNER GRAMATIK INFECTED MUSHROOM RIFF RAFF TOURIST GOLDFISH AFROBETA

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CARL COX LOCO DICE DUBFIRE MIC FANCIULLI B2B CARL COX UMEK PETE TONG MONIKA KRUSE

PAUL VAN DYK GAIA NEW WORLD PUNK ALY & FILA B2B JOHN O’CALLAGHAN COSMIC GATE MYON & SHANE 54 ANDREW RAYEL ORJAN NILSEN JOCHEN MILLER


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FRIDAY / 28.03 Underground story JAMIE JONES ART DEPARTEMENT DAMIAN LAZARUS LEE BURRIDGE LEE FOSS SOUL CLAP FUR COAT

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Underground story SOLOMUN TALE OF US H.O.S.H ADRIATIQUE CLAUDE VONSTROKE JUSTIN MARTIN J.PHLIP BLOND:ISH KILL FRENZY HARDLINE B2B BANYELINO B2B HUGO BIANCO MS MADA B2B THUNDERPONY

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KILL THE NOISE ALVIN RISK 12TH PLANET FIGURE CRIZZLY PAPER DIAMOND DVBBS SLUGGERS

RAC OLIVIER MOON BOOTS JULIO BASHMORE CYRIL HAHN GOLDROOM JONAS RATHSMAN PERSEUS ISAAC TICHAUER VICEROY AMTRAC

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The first edition of Ultra South Africa officially became the biggest electronic music festival to ever take place on the African continent, following two unforgettable and historic sold out days in the breathtaking cities of Cape Town and Johannesburg, on the 14th and 15th of February respectively. Welcoming over 40,000 music-hungry festivalgoers across two colossal sold out days (more than 15,000 at Ostrich Farm, Cape Town, and 25,000 at the Nasrec Showgrounds in Johannesburg), tens of thousands of dance music fans from across South Africa and beyond got their first taste of the inimitable ‘Ultra experience’, as they bore witness to some of the world’s best DJs, performing in some of the world’s most beautiful settings, powered by some of the world’s biggest and most advanced production, in what was one of the most peaceful and successful events in Ultra Worldwide’s 16-year history.

ULTRA SOUTH AFRICA BECOMES BIGGEST ELECTRONIC FESTIVAL IN AFRICA'S HISTORY “We are extremely proud of the first Ultra South Africa. The response from fans has been absolutely incredible, it truly has been a dream come true and we can ensure you that the future of Ultra in South Africa is going to only get bigger and better! We would also like to take this chance to thank our incredible teams, DJs, sponsors (Heineken, DSTV, Red Bull) and of course all the awesome fans out there! Get ready for 2015!”

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“It’s taken years of research and hard work to get to where we are now in South Africa, and we have found the perfect local partner. I am absolutely thrilled that we will be here for the next five years at least, and I am so excited to see what the future holds for dance music in South Africa.”

Russell Faibisch

“I couldn’t be happier about our first outing in South Africa. The festival went off without a hitch and the reception from our fans in each city was truly unbelievable. South Africa is such an incredible nation and I’m positive we will be putting on groundbreaking events here for years to come. This is just the beginning.”

Adam Russakoff


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INTERVIEW DJNEWSMAGAZINE

During the Ibiza season, you are frequently asked about what you are bringing to the island that it didn’t have before. After having a little time to reflect, what do you think ’Wisdom of the Glove’ brought to Pacha & Ibiza & will it return this summer? For me, Wisdom of the Glove is a breath of fresh air to the clubbing scene in Ibiza. It brought art and a sense of humor into the game. Most brands take themselves so seriously. I tried to create an experience. I wanted people to go through a mysterious journey, but in the end, still be at a party. I’m not the only one doing this in Ibiza, but I felt that Wisdom of the Glove was one of the main parties that created this concept. Despite the love we received, Pacha and I had some different opinions about how Wednesdays should go this year. Regardless, I wish them all the best. I am close to the Pacha family and it remains my favorite club in Ibiza. Wisdom of the Glove will take a new monthly home, on Fridays at Pacha. I’ll also be doing some day parties at Destino. So yes, Wisdom will live on but rumors say I have a new party in the works... When Pacha approached you, you responded by saying you wanted a full residency & full control of the programming. What were the biggest challenges in taking on the role of bookings and programming, compared to being a DJ and playing at other promoters events? There’s a huge difference between just showing up to play and controlling all of the programming for a party. With programming, I had to enter the political game of Ibiza but I like the challenge. Every week the goal was to keep people excited with both music and decor. We tried to make different and innovative ideas each week. Its a constant fight for what you believe in vs. the interest of the club. Sometimes you agree, sometimes you disagree, its all part of the process. I enjoy doing this. Its why I have a new concept... When walking into Pacha on a Wednesday, the ’Glove’ was one of the first things you saw. Where is the glove now? The Glove is being held in a secret location somewhere in the Swiss Alps. Secured by 77 virgins, 12 mermaids and 1 elf. Moving more into the present, you are working on a number of different projects. Let’s start with your new label ’Rumors’, a   fter the success of ’Supplement Fact’s’, why have you decided to start something new & what can we expect from the label in the future?

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Since last year I realized the power of a name and a concept. I have at least 8 new concepts in my pocket at all times. Just to entertain myself or see how the public will react. Rumors will not only be a label, but also a party series. The idea for Rumors came about from a What’s App group dedicated to discussing all the rumors going around Ibiza. T   here has always been loads of rumors about me and I’ve always been a big fan of rumors. I want everyone to join forces and create more rumors. The thing about rumors is, it takes a minute to start one and a lifetime to stop. The first release is a collaboration between Dixon & yourself named ’No Distance’ with a remix from Lake People. How did this collaboration come about & what did each of you bring to the release? I started this track in New York and it was very emotional time while a very good friend of mine was dealing with a loss. This affected me very much. I was writing this melody, in a way, for him. It reflected the pain but was looking positively into the future. I played with this melody for quite awhile. Then rumors says, I was meeting Dixon in the forest of Oblivion on a road trip to Texas and I suggested that he join in on this track. He took a look at all the parts of track and organized them in a way that made it make sense. He didn’t change the melody, just one note of the bass. It was really touching. Its such a pleasure to work with a master like Dixon. We will be doing a follow up track in September. You are working on a new album, with you also working with your band, can we expect a different approach compared to your 1st album and ’Who’s Stalking Who?’ Rumors say that I just completed my 3 year project with a really notorious person. This album was a long journey with many stops and starts. But now its almost complete. Besides that, I will be working on another album which will be very different from Who’s Stalking Who.

How will these projects and collaborations effect your live show? This is something I have to explain. In 2013 I only played dj sets, I was doing it with Abelton, only playing other people’s tracks. Now I’m trying to change it up a bit by playing live shows once in awhile, I much prefer djing live. After admitting you’re quite a big stalker, & releasing your ’Who’s Stalking Who’ album for free last year, who will you be stalking this summer this summer in Ibiza & why should people stalk you? So I heard Pacha hired a new dancer from the North Pole and she hasn’t been to a warm climate in her entire life. So I already bought a telescope and I relocated my apartment so I can have a clear view of her development in Ibiza. But anyway, why should people be stalking me? I mean… Who else are you going to stalk?

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The Winter Music Conference (WMC) is a weeklong electronic music conference, held every March since the mid-1980s in Miami Beach, Florida, United States. It is aimed at professionals such as artists, DJs, record label representatives (A&R), producers, promoters, radio and the media.

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For 2014, WMC will deliver another 10 non-stop days and nights of music programming including two full weekends of events and parties. WMC’s Director of Operations & Development, Kirk Paskal, explains, ”Last year’s WMC Week was a resounding success with over 2,100 artists and DJs performing at 133 venues in Miami Beach and Miami.


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Established in 1985, WMC is the largest EDM industry gathering of its kind in the world.

During the annual season from August to March, WMC generates over 1 Billion unique viewer media impressions and more than 4 Billion media impressions worldwide. 2,000,000+ visitors from 209 countries and territories log on to the WMC website annually. 100,000+ Event Attendees participate in WMC Week each year. 3,500+ Music Industry Professionals from 70+ countries attend WMC Week each year . 2,100+ Artists and DJs performed during the 28th Annual WMC Week in Miami & Miami Beach. 533 Total events presented at 133 venues during the 2013 WMC Week in Miami & Miami Beach. 427 Accredited Journalists participated in the WMC 2013 program. 50 Industry Panels, Seminars & Workshops were presented at WMC 2013.

Winter Music Conference 2014 DJ Sets, Live Performances & Parties: March 21 – 30, 2014 WMC Music Industry Program: March 24 – 28, 2014 WMC Trade Show & Exhibits: March 24 – 25, 2014 Club & Poolside Events: March 21 - 30, 2014

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EVENTS & PANELS

Seminars & Panels WMC’s comprehensive program schedule of seminars and panels address the important issues affecting the music industry today.

International Dance Music Awards The first and largest awards ceremony dedicated to electronic music. This evening will be packed with performers and celebrity guests as the industry comes out in force.

DJ Spin-Off Experience the skills of some of the most talented DJs from around the world as they mix and manipulate their way to victory.

Remixing & Editing Workshops The Remixing & Editing Workshops are some of the most educational and demonstrative seminars during the Conference.

Featured Events WMC is the essential annual gathering for the global electronic music industry with an in-depth schedule of panel discussions, workshops* *and Q&As covering every aspect of the business as well as a dizzying offering of WMC Official industry events and parties happening throughout the week.

Demo Listening Workshops An ideal platform for developing artists and producers to showcase their talents and gain insight and feedback from leading record labels, publishers and A&R reps.

VJ Challenge Technical masters maneuver sight and sound to compete in one of the most inspiring (and sensory overloaded) events at WMC.

Official and Sanctioned Events & Parties The complete listing of WMC Official and Sanctioned events and parties taking place throughout Miami Beach and Miami during WMC Week.

The List The List is the only truly definitive and comprehensive guide to all events taking place during WMC Week. Create a login and use the My List feature to plan your schedule, select your favorite events and create your own event itinerary.

Exhibits - If you are interested in the latest technology, products, services, and gear you will not want to miss the  two-day exhibit show at WMC - an audiophile’s utopia, representing all aspects of the music industry and more.

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t was founded in 1985 by then DJs and record pool directors Louis Possenti and Bill Kelly. Held annually in Miami Beach, Florida, the Winter Music Conference, or �WMC� as followers of electronic dance music call it, hosts around 100,000 people. The first Winter Music Conference took place at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott February 19-21, 1986 with approximately 80 dance music industry insiders in attendance. The event festivities are presented across Miami Beach and Downtown Miami. A major event is the International Dance Music Awards. The event commands a major international draw with around 38% of attendees coming from outside the United States. The conference serves as a platform for many underground and indie artists from over 70 different countries who spend the conference at events and panels; it is also a medium used by several entrepreneurs and consumer electronic companies to present their businesses and technological developments. The WMC & The Recording Academy began in 1996 - a partnership presenting The Producers Forum, a gathering of legendary artists. Waxpoetics Magazine, JBL, and Stanton sponsored the first International Record Collectors Show in 2007.The WMC 2009 introduced the first annual WMC VJ Challenge at The Miami Beach Resort & Spa with celebrity hosts, judges, and VJs from various parts of the world hosted by VJ Psyberpxie and Felix Sama. This inaugural year of the competition resulted in Sergey Lobodln (Moscow, Russia), walking away with the top winner prize. In 2010, the VJ Challenge was expanded into two areas of competition; Video Mixing and Audio/Visual Mixing. The 2010 VJ Challenge winners were AeonChild (Boulder, Colorado) in the video category and Eclectic Method (London/NYC) in the Audio/Visual category. The Miami Beach Resort also received the performance of the RoboMusic Demo in which Funkstar De Luxe and RoboProfessor (Henrik Hautop Lund) create live interactive compositions of RoboMusic. Since 2008, the conference has received increasing competition from the International Music Summit taking place in Ibiza in May.

WMC Seminars & Panels Ultra Music Festival The International Record Collectors Show (since 2007) South Beach Sessions (since 2008) International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) The Producers Forum (since 1996) WMC Demo Listening Workshops WMC/DMC DJ Spin-off WMC On-Site Featured Events WMC Exhibits WMC Official and Sanctioned Events WMC Sample Sack The Guide The List Exhibit Hall WMC technology demonstrations WMC VJ Challenge (since 2009)

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KLM launches payment via Facebook and Twitter

KLM is the first airline in the world to have developed a method of payment that allows you to pay via social networks. Customers who purchase tickets via Facebook or Twitter, reserve to an Economy Comfort seat shall regulate or additional baggage can now pay via these channels. Until now , customers already settled the additional services via social networks , but the payment was by telephone. Clients have regularly expressed their wish to pay online via social networks KLM. Thanks to this new method , the contact with the customer takes place entirely via social media previously used . It allows KLM to offer to its customers an even more efficient and friendly service. How it works ? KLM sends a link to the client with the assistance of private message on Facebook or Twitter. The client then chooses the desired payment method and commits the transaction . The officer in charge of KLM social networks receives a message informing of the payment. The client then receives a confirmation of purchase. 130 specialized agents in social media receives 35,000 applications each week on Facebook and Twitter . Last week , KLM hosted the five millionth fan on Facebook , making the KLM airline with the largest number of fans.

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MAWASHI LAUNCHES CLOCK RADIO MINI BLUETOOTH Mosquito Mawashi is a Bluetooth speaker which adopts a watch & alarm function. Although this miniature radio measuring just 15cm in 8.5 cm, we must not underestimate the Mosquito. You will be amazed of the sound produced by this little clock radio. Speakers 2x3 Watts generate a full sound up to 70 dB. Listen to whatever you want, thanks to handy features Bluetooth, FM radio, USB & SD. You can also connect your headphones to Mosquito. The speaker is available in black or white and costs € 39.99. Sold in good multimedia stores or online smartoys.be. Features: Bluetooth 2.0 USB / FM Radio Connection Log In SD Card Reader Colors - Black / White Connection for headset Rechargeable & Portable Alarm & Calendar

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THE VENUE

Welkom to The Venue. Discover our stunning charming function rooms, which each have their own specific atmosphere…

Main room Start with our famous Club Versuz, and its impressive Main Room. It has everything you need to organise a phenomenal sound, light and video spectacular. The most advanced equipment, the hottest new features, the latest technology… It’s all in there! Patron room Also in Club Versuz: the Patron Room. It looks luxurious and intimate, ideal for creating a sexy vibe. On Saturdays you can dance to the exciting R&B tunes here. Patio You’ve almost come to the end of your tour. All that remains is the Patio. This outdoor space exudes a surprisingly warm and welcoming atmosphere. The perfect place to recharge your batteries or wait for your friends to arrive. In the summer months you can enjoy the most delicious dishes here as we convert this space into a pleasant terrace. Also in The Venue: Belgian Beer Cafe & Bobo Shop. Soon: Restaurant and Area V 38


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CONCEPT EVENINGS Concept evenings in Versuz Hasselt: wonderfully addictive You never have the chance to be bored in Versuz because there is always something going on! Have you heard about our concept evenings? Then find out more now, because you simply have to have tried these success formulas. So invite your friends and give it a try! Hungry for more? Then just make this a weekly outing! Concept evenings agenda: On Thursday evenings you can head to a nightclub from your auditorium or office and let off some steam. We will hit you with an amazing mix of genres, introducing you to the latest club tracks. This is the place to be to meet music lovers and party animals just like you! On Saturdays Versuz is all about stylish clubbing. With the hottest dance tracks and some steaming R&B! Can you imagine a better combo? So you got the moves?  Then show us what you’ve got! You’ll soon realise that Saturday has become your favourite and most eagerly anticipated day of the week. On Mondays we kick off the week with a varied playlist. On evenings like this standing still is simply not an option because the atmosphere in Versuz is so infectious. Brace yourself for an instant energy boost which will linger for a few more days at least. Who says you can’t party on Mondays? Come on!

For more info ? Call +32 11 22 26 95 (Mon-Fri, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.), or send an e-mail to info@versuz.be.  Our opening hours Versuz is open: Saturday from 10 p.m. until 7 a.m. Admission: Members: 10€ / Non-members: 15€ Monday from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m. Admission: Members: 10€ / Non-members: 15€ Thursday from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m Admission: Members: free / Non-members: 5€ For special events on other days: check agenda. Gouverneur Verwilghensingel 70 3500 Hasselt Belgium

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Thomas Newson feat. Angelika Vee Don’t Hold Us Thomas Newson hints of mid-summer nights with his latest creation, “Don’t Hold Us”. Angelika Vee’s amorous feel-good lyrics dance about a twinkling energetic beat like fireflies. “Don’t Hold Us” evokes wanderlust as spring draws nearer. It’s the undeniable itch to festival hop around the world, the anthem of desire.

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Fabio XB & Liuck Feat. Christina Novelli Back To You Under his best know alias, Fabio ’XB’ Carrara has delivered a nonstop succession of club smashes to the world’s dancefloors. Through his inimitable trance, techno & electro prism, established anthems like ’Amnesia’ & ’Touch The Sun’, as well as most recent productions inc. ’Surreal’, ’Eternal’ and ’Be My All’ (w/Linnea Schossow) have achieved must-play status among DJs. Drawing ’Back To You’ even later into the night, Tunisia’s Wach rigs his remix platform with tough drums, locomotive tempo and percussive rim-shot recoil. Through its affecting piano lines, long, drawn orchestral strings and sky-arced synths, he finds new optimism in Christina’s vocals, generating a big room euphoric updraft for his remix.

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Basto Keep On Rocking Belgian artist and producer BASTO makes his Ultra Music single release debut with “Keep On Rocking,” a jamming festival track-turned-airwave burner out today, Friday, February 21 via Beatport, followed by all other digital retailers on March 11. The song merges frenetic dance floor energy perfect for an all-nighter at your favorite hotspot with a seductively melodic sensibility. Now, BASTO is setting his creative sights upon the U.S. with ”Keep On Rocking.”

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Christian Burns Simple Modern Answers (Deluxe Version) Christian Burns performed his first public song at the tender age of 13, starting a trend that would ultimately lead him to a number one smash and a lifelong career amongst the crèmede-la-crème of the Electronic Dance Music scene. When ‘Simple Modern Answers’ landed last year, Link2Party noted that previously, “vocalists behind some of the most epic tracks to grace the dancefloor have been little more than a name on a record sleeve.” With his solo album, Christian Burns shook that perception permanently, becoming one of the few dance vocalists to receive center billing on a full length release.

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KSHMR Megalodon Ever since it appeared as an ID track in DJ sets and radio shows by the likes of Hardwell, Sander van Doorn, Nicky Romero, hype, rumors and speculations surround this track. Who produced it, what’s the title, where did it come from? After it was featured in the teaser video for this years Spinnin’ Sessions event in Miami, even more discussion followed. With the creator announced as KSHMR, a new moniker of a veteran artist rooted heavily in electronic pop & dance music, the mystery continues. But evidentily the track speaks for itself. Make way for ‘Megalodon’!

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Shato & Paul Rockseek Whispering With its filtered percussive loops, drop-down tempo and long held strings, ‘Whispering’ cultivates cultured, atmospheric mood-ish, cool at every turn. Developing a mellow, almost filmic drama to its early make up, SHato and Paul introduce forever-panning, echoing and shifting FX and an ethereal, extraordinary once heard, not soon forgotten vocal. Whisper it – SHato & Paul have delivered the ‘Deer Friends’ beater!

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JES Unleash The Beat Platinum Mix JES has released the stylish platinum mix of her Unleash The Beat series today on Magik Muzik. The first in four glittering continuous mixes to be released throughout 2014, Unleash The Beat - The Platinum Mix features hand-selected tracks that have become staples in JES' sets, including the Pedro Del Mar & DoubleV Remix of Tiesto ft JES - "Everything," Ferry Corsten ft. JES - "In Your Eyes" [Dirty Chips Remix Clubmix], Roger Shah JES & Brian Laruso - "Higher Than The Sun" (Aly & Fila Remix), and more. "Making my previous Unleash The Beat comps has been such a blast but I wanted to raise the bar so I came up with the idea for quarterly mini mixes between the big annual, double album releases to keep the vibe alive for the fans," says JES. After a successful 2013 packed with back-to-back singles, the release of her album Unleash The Beat Volume 2, and almost 70 episodes of her radio show on over 50 stations worldwide, JES has already taken 2014 up a notch by collaborating with ATB for three tracks on his latest album Contact, performing at the TEC Awards with BT at NAMM in January, and bringing her live DJ show to cities like Miami and Dallas. "I've always heard music as colors and naming them after what inspired me seemed like the natural choice," she says. "When the mixes blend at exactly the right moment, it moves you into a new dimension. That feeling is like platinum to me. Take a listen and see where it takes you!" Tracklist 01. Ram - Sledgehammer (Original Mix) 02. DJ M.E.G. & N.E.R.A.K. -Mascarada (original mix) 03. Ad Brown with Shawn Mitiska - Pulse (Original Mix) 04. Muska - Peau (Original Mix) 05. Tiesto featuring JES - Everything (Pedro Del Mar & DoubleV Remix) 06. Kryder - Pyrmd (Original Mix) 07. Lush & Simon - City Of Lights (Original Mix) 08. D Mad - Taffy (Original Mix) 09. Moonpax - Secret World 10. Ferry Corsten ft. JES - In Your Eyes [Dirty Chips Remix Clubmix] 11. Marco V - Sunset BLVD 12. The Double Drop & Timur Shafiev - Tomorrow (Original Mix) 13. ARIAS - Viirgo 14. Roger Shah JES & Brian Laruso - Higher Than The Sun (Aly & Fila Remix)

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AFROJACK MUSICIAN The people at Sunburn Festival in India back in 2012 were the lucky few to get a first glimpse of Afrojack’s latest single ‘Musician’. For loads of people that heard it earlier in livesets and radioshows of the biggest DJ’s during 2013, the wait is finally over as it’s being released on Wall Recordings. The purely instrumental original mix signatures Afrojack’s trademark with the high-pitched sounds. Following up his last week’s hit release ‘Ten Feet Tall’, ‘Musician’ shows another side of the Wall Recordings head honcho.

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Shogun Erhu It's the Chinese year of the horse and trance producer and DJ Shogun is taking us on a journey east with his latest track 'Erhu,' out February 24 on Armada Music. A distinct string instrument with a meloncholy sound, an 'erhu' is known as the Chinese violin and takes center stage in this beautifully crafted progressive trance track with a Hollywood blockbuster vibe that was most recently supported by Armin van Buuren during his set at A State of Trance 650 in Moscow.

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Invalyd feat. Jonny Rose Let Your Heart Go (Laidback Luke edit) 'Let Your Heart Go' features heavenly synths, a summery vibe and spine tingling vocals from Jonny Rose that builds into an intense and hard hitting club banger, courtesy of Laidback Luke's signature edit. The track has already generated support from such artists as Sandro Silva, Promise Land and Swanky Tunes, and is backed up with a cool video as well. Ones To Watch provides a stepping-stone for fresh, emerging talent that feeds into the Mixmash mothership. Dedicated to the mission statement of giving young artists a bridge into the music industry, the label brings through immensely talented producers.

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FIRST STATE RELEASES 3RD ARTIST ALBUM 'FULL CIRCLE' In a comparatively short time frame Holland’s Sander van der Waal released his debut album on In Trance We Trance, before changing lanes for the new creative aesthetic of its Magik Muzik follow-up. Now, in 2014, he completes that initial three-album arc with ‘Full Circle’. For this new long-player, the spectrum of Van der Waal’s compound sound becomes ever yet more expansive. Frequency hopping across genre bands - often inside the confines of a single track, it beguiles the audiophile by exploring the EDM route less travelled. The only predictable feature of ‘Full Circle’ is its entire lack of predictability! On the release of his third album, Sander stated: “‘Full Circle’ represents my journey as an artist and song composer, as I feel this album stands for the completion of an era and my development as an artist. With this album I’ve followed my heart and some songs took days while others took weeks or sometimes even months. Even though an album is never finished for a producer until it leaves it’s studio, the same goes for a circle as it has no beginning nor and ending.” Artistically, ‘Full Circle’ drops its first compass point with the vocoderizing ministrations of ‘I Need Your Love’ - its analogue MOOG-isms bestowing a Mylo-esque driven groove and floor-sense to ‘Full Circle’s onset. Further in, Sander reunites with the first of several ‘Changing Lanes’ vocal alumni. Paper Aeroplanes front-woman Sarah Howells brings first vocal anthemia to ‘Skies On Fire’, and further in laments the loss of a love supreme on the TKO of ‘Seeing Stars’. Her acoustics initially come accompanied by flecked guitar and pianoforte, before Sander roguishly diverts and subverts them, rolling the snares and space-shot Tracklist: synth lines in underneath. Equally accomplished in its vocal-free regions, First State’s instrumentals bring ‘Full Circle’ further sonic grades and shades. An unexpectedly soulful spin to the EDM sound on ‘Lourdes’; old-skool M1 piano uplift on ‘World’s Apart’ and an astonishing sound collage of violins and tech-through-elec grind on ‘Anunnaki’ all interconnect its vocal numbers. Drawing on sonic stylistic influences and inspirations from dance music and way, way beyond, ‘Full Circle’ brings a new track collection-come-expedition that through eclectic, amazing tangents and curves, grips the attention from primary beat to terminal point. It’s out March 3rd through Magik Muzik.

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01. I Need Your Love (3:11) 02. Skies On Fire (featuring Sarah Howells) (5:10) 03. Worlds Apart (3:39) 04. Take The Fall (featuring Relyk) (4:48) 05. Lourdes (4:43) 06. I’ll Never Die (featuring Tyler Sherritt) (4:48) 07. Nothing Lasts (featuring Neev Kennedy) (4:42) 08. Anunnaki (3:20) 09. Battle Of Hearts (featuring Fenja) (3:56) 10. Seeing Stars (featuring Sarah Howells) (5:12) 11. Where You Are (featuring Quilla) (4:44) 12. Glow (with Eric Lumiere) (4:49) 13. Humanoid (3:04) 14. Maze (featuring Tyler Sherritt) (4:18) 15. One Push (3:30)


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ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL COMPILATION 2014 ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL, the world’s premiere electronic dance music festival which takes place annually in Miami every March, is just weeks away. Building on this excitement, the festival has teamed with leading music label Ultra Music for the ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL COMPILATION 2014, featuring a variety of songs from many of its performers. The compilation officially goes on sale March 5, with pre-order available now at Amazon.com at: http://amzn.to/LSHuX9 . The 14 tracks on the ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL COMPILATION 2014 encompass a variety of the festival’s main stage acts and burgeoning artists. There’s major dancefloor smashes such as Calvin Harris featuring Aya Marar’s “Thinking About You,” Nicky Romero vs Krewella’s “Legacy,” Kaskade & Project 46’s “Last Chance” and Steve Aoki, Chris Lake and Tujamo’s “Boneless,” alongside works from more underground artists like Flosstradamus featuring Casino’s “Mosh Pit” and John Dahlback’s “Sirens.” One of the newest tracks featured on the compilation includes the freshly released “Hello” from Above & Beyond. Having recently enjoyed #1 iTunes Dance Album success across the globe with a critically acclaimed acoustic album, the London-based band return to their hard-hitting electronic club sound with the forward-thinking "Hello"—their 300th release (listen here)--showing their multi-faced versatility in effortless style. The complete track listing for the ULTRA MUSIC FESITIVAL 2014 compilation follows below. Also available at Best Buy starting March 4 is the Ultra Music Festival 2014 Fan Pack, a limited edition mini-mag that will be positioned in the music section of all Best Buy locations and available on BestBuy.com. The complete track listing for the Ultra Music Festival Compilation 2014 is: Readers will find exclusive interviews with Kaskade, Carl 01 - Calvin Harris feat. Ayah Marar - Thinking About You Cox, Flosstradamus, Above & Beyond and Martin Garrix insi- 02 - Kaskade & Project 46 - Last Chance de the pages of the Ultra Music 03 - Hardwell feat. Matthew Koma - Dare You Festival 2014 Fan Pack as well 04 - Nicky Romero vs. Krewella - Legacy 05 - Will Sparks - Catch as never-seen-before pictures 06 - Steve Aoki, Chris Lake & Tujamo - Boneless from last year’s festivities. This 07 - Flosstradamus feat. Casino - Mosh Pit mini-mag comes with the full 08 - John Dahlbäck - Sirens length Ultra Music Festival Compilation. Inside the booklet, 09 - Adrian Lux & Marcus Schossow feat. JJ - Wild Child (Bassjackers Remix) readers will also discover a col- 10 - Blasterjaxx - Faith lectible ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 11 - Above & Beyond - Hello 12 - Sick Individuals & Axwell feat. Taylr Renee - I Am 2014 poster and stickers. 13 - Chris Lake feat. Jareth - Helium 14 - Style Of Eye – Kid

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Andrew Bayer Once Lydian A favorite from his set at ABGT050, Alexandra Palace, "Once Lydian" blends elements of electro house, progressive tech, ambient electronica and emotive trance in Andrew's inimitable and uniquely musical style. With more sides than a Rubiks cube, "Once Lydian" starts off hard hitting and gnarly, breaks into a deep, entrancing build-up before a melodic release that is epic and explosive in equal measure.

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Gareth Emery ft. Bo Bruce U After spending 2013 locked away in the studio, Gareth Emery is back with the first single to be taken from his brand new album 'Drive'. Titled 'U' the track features British vocalist Bo Bruce and is out on Garuda from today. The first release from his Album 'Drive', out in April 2014, creates a stunning and exciting insight into what the upcoming album has to offer. 'U' is a beautifully crafted love song combined with ethereal vocals and euphoric synths to create a simply breathtaking piece of music.

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TOOLROOM MIAMI 2014 'Toolroom Miami 2014' provides the perfect playlist to one of the most anticipated events in the dance calendar, featuring over 60 full-length tracks from Mark Knight, Breach, Chris Malinchak, MK, Dusky, Weiss, Shadow Child, Jay Lumen, Hot Since 82, Huxley, Doorly, Richy Ahmed, Friend Within & many more, alongside 3 full-length DJ mixes spanning a multitude of genres.

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Martin Garrix & Firebeatz Helicopter He’s the mastermind behind the EDM anthem ‘Animals’ and now Martin Garrix has teamed up with labelmates Firebeatz to bring you a colossal tune named ‘Helicopter.’ It’s a more than worthy follow up to his last magical tune ‘Wizard’ with Jay Hardway. Looks like Martin is shaping up for another season of chart domination with his friends Firebeatz as this tune delivers the heavy kicks and vigorous bass-lines that will keep everyone on their toes!

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Delgado Block Rocks Toolroom Records welcomes Delgado for the release of his debut single on the label, ‘Block Rocks’. Making his introduction to the Toolroom masses, Delgado is renowned for his bumping, grooving, jackin’ tech house tracks that have won him support from the likes of Roger Sanchez and DJ Sneak to name a few. Inspired by the club scenes of both Spain and London, he excels at creating mainroom-inspired house music with eclectic twists. Now, for his first release on Toolroom, Delgado presents ‘Block Rocks’. Already a stand-out track in Mark Knight’s sets, Delgado’s ‘Block Rocks’ looks set to be a big tune for the Miami WMC.

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MORTEN Perfect Dive Danish DJ and producer MORTEN is heading into deeper and techier territory with his upcoming release 'Perfect Dive', out 7th March on Ultra Music. Masterfully orchestrated strings are juxtaposed with a deep bassline, coming together to create a thoughtfully developed sound that is equally suited to an underground warehouse as it is to a festival stage. 'Perfect Dive' marks MORTEN’s first release since signing with Ultra Music, a partnership that is sure to breed continued musical growth.

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SLATE 4 VIRTUAL DJ CONTROLLER

RGB backlit pads, newly designed capacitive jog wheel, and a familiar layout designed to feel comfortable for all DJ’s from beginner to professional. The perfect companion for today’s thin computers you can easily travel almost anywhere with the thin (25mm) and light SLATE. Two full-featured decks, Four channels of mixing, two rows of pads, and multiple colors all in a thin but strong enclosure make the SLATE 4 a dynamic and reliable controller portable enough for the most outrageous environments The SLATE 4’s DJ tools including pitch fader, key-lock, and advanced effect controls give you instinctive control. With 8 multi-color pads per deck to control hot cues, sampler, and on the fly auto loops all color-coded for ease of use. The full 4-channel mixer gives you constant access to the EQ, and dedicated Filter controls. Master RCA outputs, headphone, and microphone inputs give you all that you could need in when it comes to I/Os. The pre-mapped FX controls for Virtual DJ bring immediate results upon first use, while the fully MIDI mappable and high-resolution 14-bit controls give the SLATE the ability to easily be adapted for use with any of your favorite DJ applications. · USB/MIDI software controller with built-in professional 24-bit PC/MAC audio interface · 4-channel mixer with 3-band EQ, and dedicated Filter control on each channel · Pre-mapped FX controls for Virtual DJ · 8 multi-function RGB pads per deck · Includes quick toggle for Hot Cues, Auto-Loop and Sampler mode · High Resolution touch-sensitive jog wheels · Responsive controls with high-resolution 14-bit MIDI · Midi mapping functionality over the entire controller · 1/4” microphone input with Gain control · RCA master outputs and 1/8” headphone output

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GMiX media controller system The GMiX is a versatile multi-format media controller for the DJ who desires portability and multi-functionality. DJ’s can playback tracks from a single USB drive or from a laptop as a versatile software controller for Virtual DJ or another host application. The eight large performance pads on each deck and the newly designed touch-sensitive mechanical jog wheels ensure inspired and intuitive control over every aspect of playback. The high-resolution USB/MIDI data-stream contains 14-bits of continual control information. That means every turn of a knob or jog wheel can have the precision of 16,384 possible level settings. With that much precision the GMX is the ideal choice for precise pitch and tempo control or any other function you desire to mangle within your software. High-resolution USB/MIDI software controller with built-in professional 24-bit PC/MAC audio interface · Direct playback from a USB memory device of MP3, WAV, AAC and AIFF files · 8 multifunction performance pads per deck · Advanced tools including: Hot Cues, Auto and Manual loop, Reverse and Filter for each deck · Variable pitch control with Master Tempo control and BPM Lock · Touch-sensitive mechanical jog wheels · 2-channel mixer with 3-band EQ and Gain control on each channel · Front 1/4” microphone input with Gain control · Balanced XLR & RCA master outputs, RCA booth output with dedicated volume control, front 1/8” and 1/4” headphone outputs · High-contrast screens with adjustable waveform display · Includes Virtual DJ LE and VCASE music management software

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T-RackS CS IK Multimedia, a world leader in music technology, announced today T-RackS CS 4.5, the newest release of the ubiquitous T-RackS速 CS (Custom Shop) mixing and mastering plug-in. The new version includes, for the first time in software, the accurate model of what can be considered the "holy grail" of mastering EQs plus multiple enhancements of the T-RackS Custom Shop environment aimed at streamlining its usability for both previous and new users. T-RackS Custom Shop 4.5 offers a unique mixing and mastering shell system that allows the user to have up to 26 of the world's most sought-after outboard processors all available in one product for your DAW or desktop, both singularly or together, for the highest-end sonic experience.

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