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February 22, 2018

Forbes Interviews Haitian Born Artist, Michael Brun

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“Bayo” is what Haitian born artist Michael Brun’s new music is all about. In Haitian Creole, the term is associated with generosity and a responsibility the country’s contemporary musicians have to give back and represent their culture on a global level. With his latest music video drop last Friday of the same title as his […]

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February 21, 2018

DJ Chuckie Makes his way over to Billboard’s Latin Charts

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The Suriname native who made his name on the Dutch club scene co-produced the J Balvin hit featuring Jeon & Anitta. Clyde Narain, known as DJ Chuckie on the international dance scene, has taken a road less traveled to Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart. A native of Suriname, he spent his formative years in Holland’s […]

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February 20, 2018

Forbes Learns Camping Essentials From Dirtybird Artists

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Despite being shut down Friday due to noise complaints, Dirtybird Campout East in St. Cloud, Fla. was able to successfully continue for the rest of the weekend. The inaugural East Coast event, which is typically held on the West Coast, was saved by renowned rapper Pitbull. Attendees made the best of the situation on Friday […]

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February 14, 2018

DJ Tech Tools Compares Splice Sounds with Sounds.com Beta

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Native Instruments recently launched their new subscription-based sample library service, Sounds.com, into public beta. At an introductory price of $9.99USD/month, the service is targeted at producers who are looking for a steady stream of fresh samples to incorporate into their productions. DJs looking to add more live elements into their sets via performance tools like […]

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February 12, 2018

Complex Runs an EPROM mix ahead of Dirtybird Campout East

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If you’re not Super Bowl-bound and are trying to get out of the icy grip of Old Man Winter, you might want to head to Florida. From Feb. 2-4, the Dirtybird Records crew out of California is taking their Campout festival to the East Coast for the first time. Three days of choice DJs in […]

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February 12, 2018

303 Magazine Shoots Lane 8 for This Never Happened Feature

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Although he’s quieter than you would expect, Lane 8 (born Daniel Goldstein) has been making music since high school in Palo Alto when he had a rock band playing Nirvana covers. After attending Occidental College in Los Angeles and transitioning his hip-hop beats to dance music, Lane 8 shot off as a touring American DJ […]

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February 12, 2018

Miami New Times Talks ‘This Never Happened’ With Lane 8

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The importance of friends has always been a cornerstone of dance music and culture. For as joyous as shuffling your feet to your favorite songs on mind-altering substances might be, few things can match the high of glancing up from the dance floor only to find you’re surrounded by those who mean the most to […]

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February 12, 2018

Thought Catalog Chats With VOILÀ

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In our vulnerability, we are strong. This is something I’ve learned over the past few years, and a topic that comes up in my writing again and again. What does it mean to be vulnerable? Vulnerability is opening layers of your heart for others to see. It’s letting someone in, despite your past pain and […]

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February 6, 2018

The FADER Discovers How Honorable C.N.O.T.E. Turned Personal Tragedy into Triumphant Beats

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Atlanta was already well on its way to becoming the center of the rap universe when Carlton Mays, better known as Honorable C.N.O.T.E., moved there in 2006. Mays is a transplant from Benton Harbor, Michigan, a small, economically depressed town on the south shore of Lake Michigan. Once a thriving manufacturing center, the city was […]

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February 5, 2018

Paper Diamond Breaks Silence With ‘Work 9000′ via Billboard

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You ever hear a song with a beat so jammin’ you have no choice but to nod your head and move your arms like you’re revving a motorcycle engine, even though you’re in public and people are staring? That’s what’s going to happen as soon as you press play on this new tune from Paper […]

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