Music News

Grooveshark has been in a entangled in legal battles over their service for the past few years.  Google has now apparently taken a stance on the issue by blacklisting the streaming service from their search engine.  Read more here

DJ News

The DJ Mag Top 100 DJs voting has now opened, but not everyone is jumping on board.  With news of certain DJs spending big cash to campaign for votes as well as other rumors of general corruption throughout the competition, is the list an accurate representation of the worlds best DJs?

Gareth Emery has already spoken out against the awards, basically telling everyone not to vote for him.  Will other DJs follow suit in a boycott?

Funny or Die has made a great video that shares this viewpoint…

 

New Gear

Serato unveiled their new iPad app, Serato Remote.  For $19.99 in the iTunes app store it could be worth a look if you are a Serato user.  They are a bit behind the curve, as Traktor has already released it’s iPad app as well as it’s FREE iPhone app, but it’s good to see them join the party.  The big difference between them is Serato Remote looks like it is meant to be integrated into your DJ rig, while the Traktor app can function as a standalone all-in-one DJ rig.  What do you think?

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Top Mix

Fact Magazine brings a great summer mix from Gerd that starts out a little bit disco and morphs into something bordering on tech-house.  Definitely worth a listen while out in the sun.

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Top Download

Boeboe is a new producer coming out of Amsterdam that just dropped his El Dorado EP.  XLR8R has a stream and download of the track “Amazon Basin”, which is a great listen for hazy summer days.  Check it out below and pick up the EP at his Bandcamp page.

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