Monthly Archives: March 2011

Bigger Than Hip Hop

Far East Movement – If I Was You (OMG) ft. Snoop Dogg

DJ Felli Fel, Akon, JD, & Pitbull – Boomerang

Jeremiah ft. 50 Cent – Down On Me

Waka Flocka Flame feat. Roscoe Dash & Wale – No Hands (Cold Blanks Dirty Radio Mix)

Snoop Dogg – Wet (David Guetta Remix)

Dead Prez – Its Bigger Than Hip Hop UK (Full Vocal Mix Explicit)

On another note – here are upcoming DJ events in LA/OC:

3/31: Ferry Corsten at Sutra in OC

4/1: Wolfgang Gartner & Felix Cartal at Avalon in Hollywood

4/2: Roger Sanchez at The Music Box in Hollywood

4/2: Cedric Gervais & The EC Twins at Avalon in Hollywood

4/8: Diplo at Vanguard in Hollywood

4/14: Sultan & Ned Shepard at Sutra in OC

4/22: Avicii at The Music Box in Hollywood

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Review: Edward Maya Performs in L.A.

Producer, Songwriter, Performer & DJ – Edward Maya (also known as Eduard Marian) is an internationally recognized music icon. With a plethora of hit singles, his unique & eclectic sounds have carved a niche of Euro-Pop music recognizable across the globe. What may be unknown to the general public is that Maya initially got his start when he produced Akcent’s album with top singles: Stay With Me, That’s My Name, When Lover’s Cry. Later in his career, his collaboration with Azeri composer Eldar Mansurov & Russian vocalist DJ Vika Jigulina was the winning ingredient to creating his #1 hit – Stereo Love. His other top singles include This is My Life and most recently, Desert Rain (reaching number 1 on radio stations in Greece, Turkey, & Canada).

In 2010, Maya created Mayavin records & Mayavin Agency that represents a slew of popular house/dance music artists: Ida Corr, Yolanda Be Cool, Steve Edwards, Nicola Fasano, Fragma, Gramophonedzie, Juan Magan, Stereo Palma, Chris Willis & of course himself! March 2011 is Edward Maya’s FIRST U.S. tour & I had the pleasure of seeing him live at Vanguard in Hollywood this past Saturday.

For more info. visit EDWARD MAYA

Well my experience at Vanguard in the past has luckily been enjoyable. My experience this time…well was a horrific nightmare. Upon arriving at the venue (around 10:30 pm) my friends and I were among a sea of angry and overly anxious people. Let me explain. The will call line was backed up so much that Vanguard’s lame excuse for security could not contain the mad crowd of people. After being verbally harassed and pushed by people, we found out that the power at will call was out and we wouldn’t be getting our tickets and only those who printed out their confirmation could get in the main entrance (lucky for my group – I had already done this). After waiting another hour, we were admitted into the event (no one even checked my print out). The incompetency of Vanguard’s management was clearly evident in not only their inability to efficiently execute a backup plan when their systems went out, but also organize the expected masses for this internationally acclaimed dj.

Ok on to the dj! Edward Maya didn’t come on stage until 1am, as expected. He immediately greeted the anxious crowd and introduced himself and singer Vika Jigulina. He then serenaded the audience with his accordion (now THIS was cool!) After that – he of course started performing his number one hit, Stereo Love. As you can imagine, the audience went CRAZY! See video below:

Shortly afterwards, he started singing This is My Life – another crowd pleaser of the night! See video below:

The rest of the night (well until I left at about 2:45am), Edward Maya and Vika Jigulina took turns DJ’ing. He played a lot of current mainstream house hits – David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia and mixed it in with classic artists such as Bon Jovi. I believe he effectively catered his song selections to the American crowd; however, I would have liked to have heard more Euro-House, Euro-Pop music — especially some of the songs he produced for Akcent or even his NEWEST single Desert Rain (maybe he played it after I left?). Overall, the night was entertaining and I had a great time with my friends ~just not sure I will ever go to Vanguard again!

*For more videos of Edward Maya visit my YOUTUBE Channel

*For more photos from the event visit my FACEBOOK Page

New Mix: DJ D’Lish – IstanbuLove

For the LONGEST time, I have wanted to put together a mix of house music with a middle eastern influence – well the time has finally come! This mix is close to my heart, as a lot of the songs are produced and performed by Turkish DJs (I’m part Turkish). It is always a joy to travel to Istanbul, Turkey every summer and listen to some of these non-mainstream artists capture the essence of this beautiful country in their music & integrate these authentic sounds into the lounge and house genres.

Please enjoy!

DJ D’Lish – IstanbuLove

New Mix: DJ D’Lish – March Madness

 

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DJ D’Lish – March Madness

 

Bienvenidos A Miami

It’s the week of Winter Music Conference once again! This year there are some notable changes – Ultra Music Festival was moved to the END of March (I’ll just say this was a wise move). Sadly I won’t be in attendance of these music festivals this year, but I will be following it VERY closely. As DJs are producing and previewing their hottest new songs, I’ll be posting my favorite songs and WMC/Ultra news via twitter at DJDLISH.

WMC Dates are March 8-12. For more official info click HERE

Here we go-

La Musica:

Toolroom Records Presents Miami 2011 (Download on Beatport)

Tracklisting: (I’m starring my favorites)

Part 1

1. Mark Knight & Michael Woods – Banger (Original Club Mix) (9:43)
2. Fedde Le Grand – Control Room (Original Club Mix) (6:00)
3. *Deadmau5 – Sofi Needs a Ladder (6:43)
4. Stefano Noferini – Kids (Original Club Mix) (6:59)
5. Mark Knight – Yalta Groove (Original Club Mix) (5:54)
6. *Jay C & Felix Baumgartner – Souk (Thomas Gold Remix) (5:48)
7. ATFC – Tropicana (Original Club Mix) (7:40)
8. Pete Griffiths & Ant Brooks – Filtered (Original Club Mix) (7:22)
9. Paul Thomas – Ultraviolet (Original Club Mix) (7:45)
10. Underworld – Loved A Film (Extended Club Mix) (7:52)
11. Afrojack – Esther (Original Mix) (8:30)
12. Koen Groeneveld – Minimums (Original Club Mix) (6:40)
13. Faithless – Sun To Me (Mark Knight Co-production Mix) (7:43)
14. *Tensnake – Coma Cat (Mark Knight’s Korma Cat Remix) (7:26)
15. Tiefschwarz – The Whistler (Nic Fanciulli Remix) (6:39)
16. Hauswerks – I Said (Original Club Mix) (6:47)
17. *D.Ramirez & Mara Feat. Steve Edwards – Keep Us Together (Original Club Mix) (6:45)

Part 2

18. Thomas Gold – Marsch Marsch (5:02)
19. Umek And PHNTM – Freaks On The Floor Original Mix (6:46)
20. *Deadmau5 – Raise Your Weapon (8:22)
21. Gabriel Rocha – Drunken Russian (DJ PP Edit) (7:04)
22. *Maya Jane Coles – Humming Bird (6:10)
23. Supernova – Beat Me Back (8:09)
24. Filthy Rich – Fluble (Original Club Mix) (6:47)
25. *Nouveau Yorican – Chiuso (5:58)
26. Hayley Parsons – Next Stop AU (Original Mix) (7:40)
27. EDX – Embrace (Original Club Mix) (7:13)
28. Stefano Noferini – Move Your Body (Original Mix) (7:16)
29. Umek & Traumer – She Never Wants To Come Down (Original Mix) (8:30)
30. Michael Woods – Nitro (Original Club Mix) (7:09)
31. 123XYZ – Groove Amigos (Original Club Mix) (7:30)
32. *Gabriel Rocha – Ride On Time (Original Club Mix) (7:41)
33. Ferreck Dawn – Kabeya (Original Club Mix) (7:40)
34. Joan Reyes & Bass Kleph – Salida (7:07)
35. Funkagenda featuring Big Ed – Afterclub (Riva Starr Remix) (7:12)
36. *Die & Interface feat. William Cartwright – Bright Lights (Sidney Samson Remix) (4:46)

[Beatport has a wide variety of various WMC & Miami 2011 Compilations/Samplers]

Official WMC Pool Parties

March 25-27 will be Ultra Music Festival in Miami  and here is the Ultra Music Festival Lineup

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