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Armin Van Buuren: The Web’s Most Dangerous Celebrity


Armin Van Buuren has held many titles in his career but his latest one may be his most telling: the web’s most dangerous celebrity.

Cyber criminals attempting to hack computers tend to attach viruses or malware to popular search terms, frequently using celebrity names, enabling them to steal passwords and personal information. With that, Armin becomes the third male to top the list in its 9 years, as well as the first electronic music act to do so (he was #2 in 2014). The list is put together by Intel security, who state on Armin: “…clicking on results generated by searching for “Armin van Buuren” combined with the terms “free MP4,” “HD downloads,” or “torrent” yields almost a 1 in 5 chance of landing on a website that has tested positive for online threats, such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware”, which yields a 17.92% chance of getting “infected”.

The irony of Armin’s top spot can’t be lost here, as the idea of him infecting one’s computer may provide a similar sentiment you may have regarding his infecting of dance music. Sure, he is a quality ambassador of Dutch culture, and has paid his dues as a producer and DJ, but his role in the mainstreaming of dance music is also undeniable. I guess that’s the yin and yang of celebrity, though. One minute your emulating Christ to adoring fan’s worldwide, the next you’re name has hacked their smartphones and stolen all their dick pics. Isn’t fame grand?!

The top 10 celebrities from this year’s study with the highest risk percentages are:

1. Armin van Buuren 17.92%
2. Luke Bryan 17.64%
3. Usher 16.67%
4. Britney Spears 16.39%
5. Jay Z 15.83%
6. Katy Perry 14.86%
7. Amy Schumer 14.72%
8. Betty White 14.03%
9. Lorde 13.61%
10. Nina Dobrev 13.19%

Source: Mcafee

The post Armin Van Buuren: The Web’s Most Dangerous Celebrity appeared first on Deep House Amsterdam.

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Top 10 Releases In September

top 10 releases in september

The month is coming to an end which means it is time for us to present the Top 10 Releases in September to you. These are the records that put a smile on our face this month, from artists such as Tom Trago, Rampa and Shinedoe.

#10 Red Axes – Waiting For A Surprise EP | Multi Culti Records | Out Now |

Israel’s hottest export follow up excellent EPs on Hivern and I’m A Cliché with a 3-tracker for the global psychedelic cult of Multi Culti.

Tel Aviv’s Red Axes are one of the most exciting new acts in dance music, with rich sound that is musical, deep, trippy and organic, while remaining precise and lethally effective in the club. The range in their sound is impressive, their talent unmistakeable. They are one of our favourite artists of the year, and this latest record is one of their best yet.

#09 Huxley – 2.0 EP | Aus Music | Out now |

Huxley returns on Aus music with a serious four tracker.

#08 Shinedoe – Road 777 EP | Intacto | October 5 | 

After her latest release “Waves” EP on Intacto Records, the non compromising producer reappears with yet another particularly strong release which is about staying grounded despite the constantly changing surroundings, thus, living in the here and now. “Road 777 EP” wanders through Shinedoe’s hypnotic, flanging and phasing sounds, intense bass lines and Detroit Techno vibes. The EP re-affirms her place as one of the most outstanding Amsterdam producers with this fat new house cut.

#07 V.A. – Deep Love 15 EP | Dirt Crew Recordings | Out Now

After last year’s successful “Deep Love 10” compilation Dirt Crew now bring yet another massive collection of exclusive tracks by label residents and new faces. “Deep Love 15” is packed with outstanding new releases that vary from the deep grounds of house to the underground sides of techno and disco coming from the likes of Waze & Odyssey, Homework, Nachtbraker, Kito Jempere, Waifs & Strays and many more.

#06 Detroit Swindle a.o. – Beautiful Friends EP | Classic Music Company | Out Now |

Detroit Swindle lay down an incredible remix to Seven Davis Jr’s ‘Friends’. While ‘Friends On Acid’ is the stunner here, the Krystal Klear remix of Davis Jr’s ‘Beautiful’ is not to be messed with either. This EP begs for extended playtime months to come.

#05 Coma – Lora EP | Kompakt Records | Out Now

The new single ‘Lora’ from COMA is the perfect teaser for their upcoming album ‘This Side Of Paradise’, which is due October 9th.

#04 Rampa – Newborn Soul EP | Keinemusik | Out Now |

Its been just a few months ago, Rampa carved his last EP-notch into the Keinemusik-release-tally. But here he goes again, delivering his second KM-offering this year, an almost prophetically headlining track called “Newborn Soul” and an incredible afro-vocal centred hypnotiser in the form of ‘Mascha’.

#03 V.A. – Musik For Autobahns 2 | Rush Hour | Out Now (Vinyl/Digital) | 

“Musik for Autobahns 2 is the result of a collective effort by dear friends and esteemed colleagues who picked up where the first one ended, while paying attention to the prevailing theme. From Leon Vynehall and his profound research of the BAB 5 to Joy Orbison’s “A 213” or Lauer’s heartfelt and wry Kraftwerk pastiche, all of the tracks have a certain compatibility in common or just sound great, while having a drive. “Breaking” by AKSK for instance made the stop-and-go traffic in the blazing heat of Los Angeles so much more bearable (the vintage Volvo helped as well). Also, you will meet freshmen like Orson Wells, whose idea of traveling exceeds the boundaries of our planet, next to a grey eminence like Orlando Voorn (on the compact disc edition of this at least) or elusive characters like Disco Nihilist. All bringing their special skills and imagination to the table.”

#02 Tom Trago – Brutal Romance (on DKMNTL x PATTA Compilation VA) | DKMNTL | Out Now

On the special compilation set up by Dekmantel’s label and Amsterdam fashion brand Patta, one track stands out, and that’s Brutal Romance. Indeed brutal in every way, the bass-heavy track burns through speakers like a hot knife  through butter, with the ominous atmosphere only growing darker along the way.

#01 Bob Moses – Days Gone By Album | Domino Recording Co. | Out Now |

House music takes a sultry turn on Brooklyn-via-Vancouver duo Bob Moses’ debut LP. Whether the beats and synths are placed upfront or supplying a backdrop of insistent ticks and kicks, it’s that subdued club vibe that drives the atmosphere on these 10 vocal tracks. A minor-key piano gives opener “Like It or Not” a lusciously melancholy feel, while “Tearing Me Up” shuffles along gently as a cascading guitar line augments the spare arrangement. But it’s Tom Howie’s voice (especially on the melodious “Talk”) that glues it all together—it’s touched with icy reverb and constantly stretching for emotion and depth.

The post Top 10 Releases In September appeared first on Deep House Amsterdam.

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Idyllic nature meets heavy beats on an emerging Paris label

stage Lpc

We talk about the idea that online democratization should be unearthing new musical gems – but you have to find them first. CDM contributor Zuzana Friday is scouring the Web, looking for the collectives and labels and artists who stand out of that virtual noise. First up: Paris’ Lpc.

With the growing popularity of contemporary (post)techno, there have been many collectives, platforms and labels forming around the globe who want to promote and share their own angle on this music, its aesthetics and its attitude. Amidst that overwhelming superabundance, one of the collectives that genuinely deserves your attention is a Paris-based Lpc, aka La petite compagnie. We already shared Aquatic Life, a beautiful oceanic video of theirs; now let’s check them out in detail.

Lpc is an independent label founded in 2012 by a small collective of friends who met in the south of France. They’ve dedicated the project to the memory of Antoine Debens, who they call “their faithful friend and former president of the association.” So far, Lpc consists of duos Keadz and Monochrome and two solo artists, XVII and Mas, who all name-check influences like labels Stroboscopic Artefacts, raster-noton, and 12k, and artists like Yves de Mey and Samuel Kerridge.

In the productions on Lpc, various elements of techno, dubstep/post-dubstep, and deep dub techno meet ambient and ethereal, organic atmospheres — a mix of inspiration from contemporary techno titans and nature. Those natural aesthetics are interwoven with field recordings in the sound, but also in the images they choose for promotion and music videos. The visual side of the label is run by Mas, who shares his inspiration in photo albums dominated by black-and-white shots of trees, forrest, and sky.

Keadz blurred


Nature for Lpc means “purity, timelessness, and simplicity,” says member Tarek Iked, “and that joins the idea of beauty that we have. Nature is very inspiring for us. When we are in a countryside, listening to nature’s sounds, we don’t have the impression that someone is talking to us — in contrary to music made by humans. Nature’s sounds are random and unpredictable, they vary constantly, and that’s what makes them beautiful.”

Opening Ceremony// Abyss from LPC on Vimeo.

In Paris, Lpc runs parties called Ceremony, each themed with headings like like “Abyss,” “Night,” and “Desert.” “We choose the themes so that the image and sound are completely inseparable,” says Ikeda. “By defining a theme, we have the feeling that the artists we’re inviting make a special performance for this occasion. We also noticed that artists like to be given a sort of restriction, because it awakens their creativity.” Records take themes like this, as well.

The previous compilation, Quiet Sum, aimed to “transform summer’s rest and quietness into music.” The compilation is the work of a group of friends, retreating together to the countryside to produce the music. Lpc’s next release deals with chosen artists’ perception of silence. It will include tracks by Elle from Hypnus, Fjäder from Full Panda Records, Lpc artists, and Paris’ Hydrangea, whose album Dawn Lights I also highly recommend.

Was 4’33” an inspiration? “Of course we know John Cage’s work, but it didn’t directly inspire us,” says Ikeda. “This album was an opportunity for the different artists to reveal their personalities through the meaning of silence. It was also a way to create something homogeneous and linked. For the moment, we have most of the tracks, and we can say that there are no blank records. But in case we would have received something like this, we would have probably keep it as it is.”

With the positive feedback for Monochrome’s fourth EP by artists like Cio d’Or, Cassegrain and Edit Select, the awareness of Lpc’s artists and activities slowly grows. But with such beautiful work, this is a label to watch.

Horty Shooter






The post Idyllic nature meets heavy beats on an emerging Paris label appeared first on Create Digital Music.

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Warning: OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) Breaks NI Software

OS X DJs and producers beware! Native Instruments has announced that by upgrading to OS X 10.11, (aka El Capitan), users will lose primary functionality of multiple DJ controllers, software plug-ins, and access to audio outputs on legacy hardware. With any big upgrade there are bound to be a few hiccups, but they are rarely caught this quickly.

The Curse of El Capitan

For starters, the pieces of software that are negatively affected by El Capitan include KompleteTraktor, and Maschine. There are two alarming issues pointed out by Native Instruments with the first being an unsuccessful validation of AU (audio units) plug-ins in Logic Pro X. Any effects or instruments used in Logic Pro X on an El Capitan Mac will not be usable. This is do to with sort of signage error, but the good news is that Native Instruments is talking to Apple to get the issue resolved. We will bring more news as that information comes available, but in the time being producers should avoid upgrading their system.

The second major bug is a kernal panic when using legacy NI devices. DJs using MK 1 versions of select NI devices will find that when trying to use the hardware their Mac will crash resulting in unsaved and corrupted work. This obviously renders a DJ relying on a legacy controller powerlessm so upgrading to El Capitan is heavily unadvised if a DJ uses the following equipment:

  • Traktor Kontrol S4 (MK1)
  • Traktor Kontrol X1 (MK1)
  • Traktor Audio 2 (MK1)
  • Audio 8 DJ
  • Audio 4 DJ
  • Audio 2 DJ (MK1)
  • Maschine (MK1)
  • Rig Kontrol 3

The silver lining is that if a DJ did upgrade to El Capitan there are beta drivers readily available on NI’s website to fix the issue, with a more permanent solution to come shortly in the future.

OS X El Capitan was released on September 30th and we don’t recommend upgrading until Native Instruments and Apple addresses these issues. For the latest information regarding DJ software news keep a watch on the blog.

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Hauswerks & Doorly – Wrong Turn (Hot Creations)

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Hot Creations continues their mission to become a household name as they expand their catalog with release after impeccable release, this time imploring the assistance of veterans Doorly and Hauswerks to provide some of the freshest tech house we’ve heard in a while. Marking their first collaboration and hopefully not their last, ‘Wrong Turn’  will have you shopping for a new pair of dance shoes, because these tracks are sure to have you grooving right through your soles.


Artist:  HauswerksDoorly
Title:  2015-09-25
Label:  Hot Creations
Catalog No.:  HOTC066

Prendi  Mano


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Phil Fuldner – Needin’ Someone EP (inc. Mat.Joe and Sascha Braemer remixes) Kittball

German producer Phil Fuldner arrives on Tube & Berger’s Kittball imprint, which is celebrating 10 years as a label, featuring remixes from Berlin’s Mat.Joe and ...

The post Phil Fuldner – Needin’ Someone EP (inc. Mat.Joe and Sascha Braemer remixes) Kittball appeared first on Knights Of The Turntable.

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