Featured | Watch Billboard’s Fascinating Video Series, The Real Ibiza

Posted by on August 3, 2016

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One of the prime destinations for all things dance music, the beautiful island of Ibiza has dazzled and captivated tourists, DJs, and residents for decades. Growing into something much bigger than itself, Ibiza has become a gateway for round-the-clock clubbing and incomparable music experiences.  The destination has attracted everyone from college kids to celebrities, and continues to offer an experience so unique that it simply could never be matched by another location.

As the island struggles with its increasingly stricter laws and scandals, there’s no questioning that its heavy impact on the dance music world will remain.  Billboard Dance sat down with people who have lived to see Ibiza become what it is today, sharing their thoughts and stories on Billboard’s first original video series, “The Real Ibiza.”  Watch above!

 

 

Chill, Electronic, Indie | Cade’s New Single “Care” is a Must Listen

Posted by on July 6, 2016

If you haven’t heard of him yet, you’re definitely about to. LA-based songwriter/producer Cade has recently released his new single “Care” off of his forthcoming debut EP, and it’s a good one.

Coming from the swamplands of Tampa, Florida, Cade recently moved to bustling city of Los Angeles to pursue the next big steps in his career. His roommate and close friend Trevor Dahl of Cheat Codes is joining him on this journey, giving Cade a slight helping hand in his debut EP, which is sure to amount to something special if his first single “Care” is any indication. The track opens with percolating beats and high-pitched vocal cuts that evoke a mellow atmosphere, while the glossy synths and pining vocals keep the mood alive.

‘Care’ is so cool to me because it mixes the emotion of R&B music with the dynamic elements of electronic dance music, creating a fresh sound that can be enjoyed anywhere, anytime.” – Cade

Take a listen to “Care” above or stream the track on Apple/Spotify here.

Events, Review | 5 Things I Learned and Saw At Electric Adventure

Posted by on August 22, 2013

Zeds DeadIn a little Throwback Thursday edition of event reviews, we have Electric Adventure, the 2-day festival that took place at Six Flags, in New Jersey over the 3rd and 4th of August. It combined a bass and trap heavy lineup, with some of the premier roller coasters on the eastern seaboard, giving you an experience where your adrenaline was always pumping, unless you were waiting in line for rides. The lineup was well rounded with guys like Dillon Francis, Seven Lions, GTA, 12th Planet and Zeds Dead all performing over the 2 days. Click past the jump for a few photos and some things I learned and saw at the festival.

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Exclusive, Featured, Interviews | Dzeko & Torres Talk Food, Beginnings, Dance Music in Canada & more in an Interview with FNT

Posted by on December 29, 2012

Canadian duo, Julian Dzeko & Luis Torres, better known as Dzeko & Torres have come a very long way since their single “Confronted” was released on Chuckie’s Dirty Dutch Digital Vol. 4 just a year and a half ago. The long time friends quickly found that working with each other would be the ideal working situation and from there it was only a matter of time before it took off. They were able to grow their profile with free remixes of Monsters and Men “King and Lionheart” and Animal Kingdom “Strange Attractor” that promptly spread like wildfire. They had a track signed to Michael Woods’ Diffused Records, a remix of Trey Songz “Heart Attack” on Atlantic Records, their collab with ANSOL, “Yeah” on Mixmash, and their most recent release, their “Hey EP” on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak imprint.

However, their biggest success was with their remix of Chuckie’s “Who Is Ready To Jump” that even as they said half jokingly “literally I think Afrojack’s mom dropped it”. They were able to get gigs on both sides of the Atlantic, expanding their growing influence outside of the confines of Toronto into London, Miami and elsewhere. Having just signed to AM Only and with consistent support from some of the biggest names in the game like Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Chuckie and others, the sky is the limit for these guys. Start the interview below and check out the rest after the jump as we discuss advise they were given from another DJ, future plans and their love for food. I was talking to both of them at the same time, but it is mainly Luis Torres who was communicating during the interview.

FNT: When did you guys decide that you wanted to work together and make this official?

D&T: It actually started pretty soon after we met. We used to promote and frequent all ages club events in Toronto and we both had a love for house music (i guess people call it EDM now) and then i remember Julian went to a Tiesto show and pretty much as soon as he got home, he was convincing his parents to help him buy some CDJs. I had already been fooling around in FL Studio for a year or 2 and so we decided to start working with eachother and learn off eachother. Took about 2 years of goofing around for us to finally take it seriously though.

FNT: When, if at all did it hit you that doing this could really work?

D&T: I think originally we were just having fun, just doing it because we truly enjoyed it. I never really felt like my goofing around in FL would ever take me anywhere and im sure that Julian didnt think that buying CDJs would get him anywhere either. It took a while, but i think the breakthough point for us was when we started talking to Chuckie and he gave us a release on Dirty Dutch, which at the time was one of our favourite labels and we felt like it was massive for us.

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