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Guts and his Lifelong Dedication to the Drug Called Hip Hop
Many parents worry for their children. They fear for their future carrier, they wish to keep them clear of drugs and they want them to have a good life. The question is, what parents should do to guide their children towards an ideal career? If one's familiar with doublethink giving the right drugs to their offspring might very well be a good idea. The question poses, which drugs should be handed over to the kiddo so it won't do harm and even if it does to a certain degree, it will be a warranty for further creative development. For Guts's mother the question was a no brainer. Music became the drug of choice and the currency to pay for stuff was nothing else but good grades. "I think this is the best drug she gave me" admits Guts. As the time flew by and the record stack grew with each passing minute it was showing much resemblance to what a young black man had in the late 70's somewhere in a rundown apartment of the concrete jungle of the Bronx. "Funk, Bob Marley but the half of it...

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Airfield Festival Romania 2015
Things are getting crowded over here and I've got something growing strong in me. That very thing is the feeling that there's no need to go abroad to see the all the artists on my bucket list. Airfield Festival is another addition to the Romanian festival scene that is working hard to make my head spin when trying to recall all the gigs I've been to. Somehow it slipped underneath my radar last year, and quite frankly, I didn't hear anyone speaking about it, maybe I know the wrong people (my mom always told me so). Since the first edition was held in 2014, it seems that the crew had the time to figure out the magic trick, or the money to pay the right agency to do a decent social media campaign, so the wannabe journalist can get another target lock. It feels like the organizers don't have the treasure of Atlantis like the peeps making "Untold Festival" or the enormous army of Booha and Boiler trained professional organizers like "Electric Castle", but they do have some cool stuff up...

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Homosexuality and Electronic Dance Music
Joel Zimmerman is well known for his hilarious online rants, for a good reason. From time to time he nails things point blank. Ten Walls have proved Joel's theory about the gravitational pull of the dance scene, by firing shots at the gay community that contributed massively to the creation of the dance music industry as we know it. "The Loft" was the first dance club ever, where the first DJ mixer of all times have been used. Naturally, The Loft was a gay club, so as the Paradise Garage, not to mention Larry Levan, the resident DJ of Pradise Garage, who was a pioneer of DJing and prodcuing. He was also the mentor and good friend of Frankie Knuckles (the grandfather of house). Before you start wondering about the sexual orientation of Larry, he was also homosexual. To put it in a simple way, the disco scene had created the spark that blew up the electronic dance culture worldwide some ten years later. 30 years isn't a long time, but it's enough to make an award winning producer, who...

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Electric vs Untold
There was a single major festival called "Peninsula", serving a wide range of audience. As demand for electronic music grew, the lineup followed. By 2013 Peninsula became an electronic music festival, but by then it was clear that it's doomed. The self-proclaimed journalist is happy Luckily the backup came the very same year in the form of a brand new festival called "Electric Castle", shocking the national scene in the best possible way. The medieval castle spiced with classy electronic vibes took the lead, becoming THE major festival in Romania. Now it's 2015 and we got another newbie knocking on the door of the festival goers. "Untold Festival" is in the ring, already flexing its muscles for the festival showdown. The self-proclaimed journalist is happy because it's show time in many ways. It's show-time partly because both events have internationally recognized headliners, partly because there will be two big festivals in a town that barely has 500.000 residents and partly...

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The future of DJing: Funkanomics in the Focus
As a form of art and as a profession, DJing relies heavily on technological advancements. From the introduction of the first DJ mixer "Rosie", to the latest flagship model of Native Instruments "S8" everything has a huge impact on the DJ-world. At first it was just two turntables and a mixer. Everything was done manually by the DJ. There was no BPM counter, nor Sync and every DJ was carrying a huge collection weighting a ton to each gig. Compared to that, today we have CDJs, programs and countless controllers with zillions of buttons and options, but the whole stuff can fit in a regular backpack (at least most of the time). (Please note: The video is not about Funkanomics but showing the heart of the deabte that we're discussing about) You might ask what's interesting about this as this is only evolution. The tricky part comes with the fast pace of music-related gadget evolution. This pace was so rapid that in 40 something years the industry went from turntables to laptops and...

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What Happened to the Electronic Scene in 2014?
After an Ultra Miami headliner, Avicii was hospitalized, Joel Zimmerman aka Deadmau5 took his place to rick-roll tens of thousands of people at the main stage. While everyone was expecting BigRoom and "Wake Me Up" the mau5 dropped a heavy parody of Martin Garrix's "Animals". If that wasn't enough he decided to go full techno for his entire set. The set was shared all over and everyone who knows the scene a little, was bursting in tears laughing his ass off. Well played Joel, well played. 2. Dillon Francis invades social media with "clips" that'll make you shit your pants while ROFL. He comes up with the most unexpected outbursts in the most various ways. Even when he sounds serious he ruins it in the last couple of seconds. GEENIUS. (See the best one's on his facebook) 3. Steve Aoki tries to sue Wunderground only to make people laugh harder at him. Wunderground's response to Steve's Lawyer is as hilarious as it could be. 4. Traktor launches its new flagship model the S8....

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The art of Killing awesome Tracks:
At a point something slaps your ears and all of a sudden you're floating. Midsun's track Megathron did the same for me. It is filled with a bunch of things I love. The strange electronic sounds twist your brain but it's not glitchy, it's not chaotic. It's well organized and nicely paced on four on the floor beats. I would refer to it as uber-high energy progressive house. Everything is just fine until I have to mention the miraculous way of finding the track which is impossible to recall. It was a mere miracle. As I heard it, just as any other music junkie would do, the first thing was to find Midsun and to like / follow him as a sign of support and to get more awesome tunes, obviously. This is where the problem is. I didn't manage to find Midsun on any kind of social media. The record label is up on facebook but the average or the slightly above-average music consumer is very-very unlikely to follow a record label. No matter how brilliant they are, it is very unlikely for them to...

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Berlin Calling is a must-watch
Yet it was five years ago. Five years is a long time in the history of electronic music. In the last two years the scene went crazy and grew into a multi-million-billion-zillion industry. It was like a big boom of the electronic music that expands only in the head of the average (non-musichead) population. grew into a multi-million-billion-zillion industry Despite all these storms of changes we still sing "Sky and Sand" with heart. This is very rare when it comes to electronic music as soundtrack. There are other ones as well, like the soundtrack of the Matrix or Blade and the new Tron, but you don't see one standing on every corner of you social media universe. Berlin Calling is the contemporary ars poetica of the German scene. The atmosphere and the sound turned many young heads including mine. Back than I was one of those guys who listen to everything with a very-very tiny knowledge regarding music whatsoever. Right now my head is stuck in its upper layer and I'm desperately...

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StereoTrombone
Today we live the era of electronic music. Everyone is becoming a DJ, a producer or most likely both, which is a bit messy as I see it. In this madness heated by CDJs and controllers one might ask that where the live performers are, who will follow Depeche Mode or The Prodigy in their footsteps. Well, ladies and gentleman, they are here. Daft Punk had made "Random Access Memories" with live instruments, Adam Freeland is defining genres with his new band called The Acid and so on and so for. It is only the EDM media that wipes everyone clean with a huge load of news about cake throwing, vodka drinking and Ferrari crashing edm peeps. cake throwing, vodka drinking and Ferrari crashing edm peeps When I have looked up from the screen of my laptop to go out and actually live I've bumped into a new live/electronic band that was formed not even a year ago just "next door". It is called StereoTrombone and the funny thing is that I sort of knew the guys who came up with the whole idea. DJ...

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