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Steve Aoki Interview – #EatSleepCakeRepeat

Growing up in Los Angeles means being surrounded by a galaxy of different people from every walk of existence, each with their own traditions, lifestyles, and taste for music. Being primarily robotic, I’ve always felt at home amongst the vibrant variety of crowds loosely grouped together as the electronic dance music scene, exploring the edges of electronic sounds and technology; the kind of guy who wakes up grooving to Kutski’s KTRA series, Armin’s ASOT sets, Iboga compilations, festival track lists, or Monstercat podcasts.


So when I heard that Steve Aoki, one of LA’s EDM hometown heroes, was back in town to sign his new book ‘Eat Sleep Cake Repeat’ at The Last Bookstore in downtown LA, I leapt at the opportunity to ask him a few questions.

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Justin Bueltel, better known by his stage name SHIFT, is an American DJ, songwriter and record producer.
SHIFT has broken from the throng of young electronic music artist/dj/producers, gaining notoriety with a stream of world class remixes while racking up one-after-another “A List” featured original records.
Artist: SHIFT
Heavily supported by a variety of blogs as well as independent and major labels, his blistering productions have been growing his fan base while spinning the hottest clubs and festivals the world over.

At ease behind the turntables as in the studio, SHIFT is what you would call an open-format electronic producer/artist who sees no delineation between making music and playing it. His first single “COMPASS” – an EDM meets TOP 40 crossover sets the stage for a breakout year with the much anticipated release of his debut album “ONE”.


Artist: SHIFT
Single: “COMPASS”
Single Link: https://soundcloud.com/officialdjshift/shift-compass

Twitter: https://twitter.com/djshiftlv
Instagram: https://instagram.com/DJSHIFT
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialDjShift
Website: www.DJSHIFT.com

Armin van Buuren World no. 1 Anyway

Armin van Buuren is the best DJ in the world (2013) and has known number one DJ in the prestigious DJ MAG Top 100 poll four times in a row, as the first DJ in the history of the DJ Magazine and an indication of his prolific output over the more than 14 years he’s been djing and producing.

ARMDJ.com - Armin van Buuren

Armin van Buuren was born in Leiden, Netherlands on 25 December 1976. He started his DJ career in 14 years old.  He is married and has 2 children (daughter Fenny born in 2011 and son Remy born in 2013). He graduated from the Stedelijk Gymnasium Leiden in 1995 and studied law at Leiden University. He worked as a DJ in Club Nexus in Leiden playing multiple long trance sets most of which lasted more than 6 hours, hereby his musical career began to take off.

A State of Trance

Armin van Buuren discovered a passion for dance music by listening to mix-tapes and radio shows, and taught himself how to create his own. 20 years later, his very own radio show A State of Trance has grown out to legendary heights. A State of Trance has been running for more than 11 years and is listened to by more than 20 million people on a weekly base, worldwide. For the fifth year, Armin holds the ‘‘Best Global DJ’’ and ‘‘Best Trance Artist’’ title awarded by International Dance Music Awards and Beatport Awards.

Albums & Famous Tracks

Armin van Buuren created four successful albums ‘76’, ‘Shivers’, ‘Imagine’ and ‘Mirage‘. The next famous albums are  ‘This World Is Watching Me’, ’ In Motion’,Universal Religion’, ‘Burned With Desire’, ‘Yet Another Day’, ‘Transparance 004 ‘, ‘Boundaries of Imagination’, ‘Blue Fear’, ‘Rush Hour’, ‘Fine Without You’, ‘Broken Tonight’, ‘Never Say Never’, ‘Unforgivable’, ‘Everything To Lose’, ‘Full Focus’, ‘Not Giving Up On Love’, ‘Remember Love’, ‘Brute’, ‘Orbion’, ‘This is What It Feels Like’. These famous songs and tracks are played in many clubs of the world especially in Ibiza Island (at Privilege – the biggest club in the world) where Armin van Buuren holds his residency.

Armin van Buuren @ Privilege Club, Ibiza

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Tiesto Stays at the Top!

Tijs Michiel Verwest: definitely this name seems not familiar, while this is the birth name of one of the world most famous DJs, 3 consecutive times ranked as the no. 1 DJ in the world according to DJ MAG Top 100 Poll (from 2002 to 2004). He is most known as Tiësto, a magician on DJ Console. In 2013 Tiesto stayed on the top of DJs Ranking as 2nd DJ in the World!

ARMDJ.com - Tiesto Club Life 2013

Tiesto was born on 17 January, 1969 in Breda, the Netherlands. He used about a dozen of nicknames such as Da Joker, Drumfire, Handover, Cirdcuit, Paradise in Dubs, Passenger, Rose, Steve Forte Rio, Stray Dog, Tom Ace, Wild Bunch, DJ Tiesto, Allure.
In 2001 it was decided to remove “DJ” label from his name and became just Tiesto, one of the most famous DJ names ever.


Starting the young career Tiesto founded some short-term labels (from 1994 to 1997), such as Noculan, Basic Beat and Lightning.
However the global fame shined on him when he founded Black Hole Records in 1997, where he released the BHR label’s CD Series: “Magik” and “In Search of Sunrise”.
In 2001 Tiësto realized the first solo album called “My Memory” which was famous with mixing of original compositions and club anthems. This album had more commercial fare. The following year found his catalog expanding with the release of the third installment of his hypnotically elegant, Ibiza-influenced, and aptly named mix compilation entitled In Search of Sunrise. Just Be followed in 2004, as did Parade of the Athletes, which served as the soundtrack to the opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. By the time Elements of Life appeared in 2007, Tiësto had added rock and pop music to his repertoire. Released in 2009, Kaleidoscope included a rangy guest list, running from Sigur Rós vocalist Jónsi to pop singer Nelly Furtado. A year later, Magikal Journey: The Hits Collection 1998-2008 rounded up some career highlights, while 2011 saw the launch of a new city-based mix series when Club Life, Vol. 1: Las Vegas hit the shelves. Club Life, Vol. 2: Miami followed a year later, featuring Tiësto’s remixes of Coldplay (“Paradise“) and Gotye (“Somebody That I Used to Know“).


It’s difficult to imagine that a 24-hour busy musician can sleep, let alone relationships. However, in 2006 Tiesto was in relationship with Dutch model Monique Spronk. Gossips say that in 2008 he cancelled his wedding with his girlfriend Stacey Blokzijl which was planned in Colombia. The reason for cancelling the wedding was the busy schedule and short time for preliminary preparations. It’s supposed that in 2009 this relationship was broken off because of delays to their wedding.

ARMDJ.com - Tiesto: the Flying Dutch!


Tiesto’s progressive house music usually hypnotizes the crowd even more than 8 hours. During the interview with DJ Magazine, he said that he had never been thrown off the decks.
One of the most impressive performances of 2012 is Tiesto’s Club Life Nights at Pacha Club in Ibiza, and White Sensation in Amsterdam.

Tiesto’s tour list from 2002-2013:
2002: Area2 Tour
2004: Just Be: Train Tour
2005: Tiësto In Concert: North America Tour
2005: Central Eastern European Tour
2006: In Search of Sunrise 5 Asia Tour
2007-2008: Elements of Life World Tour
2008: In Search of Sunrise: Summer Tour
2009–2010: Kaleidoscope World Tour
2011-2013: Club Life College Invasion Tour
2013: India Tour

ARMDJ.com - Tiesto Headphones

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3 Levels Up! Avicii no. 3 DJ

Avicii - Top DJ Ranking

Levels’ might have been the track that catapulted him to superstardom in 2011, but it’s perhaps this year’s ‘Silhouettes’ that best sums Avicii, and indeed the whole EDM ‘explosion’, up. For with its lyrics celebrating the fact that “We’ve taken a big step forward”, ‘Silhouettes’ is the perfect anthem for an era which, in America at least, could be as much Year Zero for dance music as 1988 was in the UK.

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David Guetta – The Way He Is!

David Guetta

David Guetta – the way he is!

David Guetta was born in France. In 1994, David Guetta became the manager of Le Palace nightclub and he continued to organise parties there and in other clubs, such as the “Scream” parties in Les Bains Douches. In the mid-1990s, Guetta played in clubs including Le Centrale, the Rex, Le Boy, and Folies.Released in 1994 Guetta’s second single, a collaboration with American house vocalist Robert Owens titled “Up & Away“, was a minor club hit.
In 2007, Guetta’s third album Pop Life was released. The album was successful in the UK and Ireland as well as in mainland Europe. According to EMI in 2010, the album has sold a total of 530,000 copies worldwide. The lead single “Love Is Gone” reached Number 1 on the American Dance Chart and charted on the Billboard Hot 100.
“Delirious” featured the vocals of Tara McDonald who also co wrote the record. The song was released as the album’s fourth single on January 31, 2008. The song charted #27 Austrian singles chart, #17 Belgian (Flanders) chart, #2 Belgian (Wallonia) singles chart. #12 Dutch singles chart, #16 French singles chart, #16 Swiss singles chart, #36 Hungary singles chart, #29 Romanian singles chart, #51 Swedish singles chart. The remixes of the song, including mixes by Fred Rister, Marc Mysterio, Laidback Luke, and Arno Cost and Norman Doray were released. A video clip for the song was filmed by Denys Thibaut in Montreal, featuring David Guetta and Tara McDonald, picturing an executive assistant throwing paint all over her boss’s office. Tara McDonald was the ever vocalist that David Guetta ever featured in the video clip. Tara McDonald also sang “You’re Not Alone” from this album.
He played in many countries around the world to promote the album. He played in Mauritius in January 2008, accompanied by French rapper JoeyStarr. In the same year, he and his wife Cathy also planned a new event which took place in the Stade de France on 5 July 2008. The event was called “UNIGHTED”, he performed with Tiësto, Carl Cox, Joachim Garraud and Martin Solveig in front of a crowd of 40,000.
In 2009, he was placed third in the “Top 100 DJs” poll by DJ Magazine, and was elected “Best House DJ” by DJ Awards in 2008. Since April 2009, Guetta had his own radio show on the internet radio station RauteMusik on Saturday evening. The show was afterwards moved into Radio 538, being aired every Friday evening after Tiësto’s Club Life.
Guetta and his wife Cathy in January 2012 at the NRJ Music Awards ceremony.
Guetta’s mother is of Belgian descent and his father was a restaurateur of Moroccan Jewish descent.
Guetta married socialite and night club manager Cathy Guetta in 1992. They have two children: son Tim Elvis Eric (born February 9, 2004) and daughter Angie (born September 23, 2007).

Main articles: David Guetta discography and David Guetta production discography
Studio albums
Just a Little More Love (2002)
Guetta Blaster (2004)
Pop Life (2007)
One Love (2009)
One More Love (2010)
Nothing but the Beat (2011)
Nothing but the Beat 2.0 (2012)

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