Dutch brothers Victor and Stephan Leicher, better known as producing duo DubVision, are quickly establishing themselves as major players in the progressive-house scene. Their first single, “All By Myself,” and their remix of Discopolis’ “Committed to Sparkle Motion” became mainstays in festival and clubs sets. Avicii opened his set at Ultra Music Festival this year with DubVision’s remix of his hit with Nicky Romero, “I Could Be The One.” DubVision’s latest original track “Redux,” released March 8 on Spinnin Records, was a hit at UMF as well, and is sure to be in heavy rotation at festivals this summer.
We love the idea that one might incite a riot with two turntables and a microphone—but we don’t love it so much when the cops think so. Read on to see what happened to Porter Robinson over the weekend.
We love us a good beatbox, no matter the style of music. Today’s just happens to be a solidly funny goof on dubstep, and while we obviously hold the genre in the highest of esteem, it’s good to never take life too seriously. Click on through to check out one helluva homemade video.
Want to be entered to win a pair of Funktion One F101 speakers and guarantee your fans “the best audio experience for every set”? Then follow the advice of Sander Van Doorn, Madga, Loco Dice, Andrew Weatherall, and countless other DJs and upgrade your Beatport library to lossless AIFF files. We’ve lowered our prices for all lossless upgrades by 25%, and, if you upgrade in the next 21 days, for every 10 tracks that you upgrade, you’ll get another chance to win a pair of Funktion One F101s.
He may not have been the first Dutch artist to turn from trance to universal club fuel, but a little trial and error has served Sander Van Doorn considerably well over the years. Now purveying the soundtrack to high-profile festivals and videogames alike, Van Doorn also recently signed his emotive anthem “Nothing Inside” to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label, steering clear of any major commercial hallmarks while further proving his plot in electronic music is worth following.
He teased fans at EDC Las Vegas last year with “Joyenergizer,” and now the perky peak-timer looks sure to set Van Doorn into positive motion for 2013. Beatport News caught up with the Dutch heavyweight to get the lowdown on his new single, his young protégé and collaborator Julian Jordan, and why genre boundaries mean nothing to the Doorn Records flag-bearer.
Whether it’s producing for Ne-Yo, being sampled by Flo Rida, or even charting on the infamous DJ Mag Top 100, there is no denying that the Dutch duo Bingo Players has had one helluva 2012. With the success of their hit “Cry (Just A Little), Paul Bäumer and Maarten Hoogstraten have maintained a global touring schedule and scored remixes for some of the music industry’s most recognizable artists. Packed an arsenal of catchy melodies and driving electro synths, a live performance from the duo is nothing short of an energy-fueled euphoric ride. As we march into 2013, we can only expect even more crossover hits and productions. Read on as we caught up with the boys to find out what tracks they are packing dancefloors with around the world.
Yep, that seems to be the case—SVD is now on Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. So read on for more details, plus grab some free music from John Talabot, Pional, and Artifact, in today’s Morning Roundup.
Each month over on Play, we host a slew of remix competitions with tracks from some of the world’s biggest producers. Last month was no different, as we gave you the opportunity to remix songs from Zombie Disco Squad, Alex Niggemann, Sander Van Doorn, and Matrix & Futurebound—and win some pretty kick-ass prizes. Well, the results for July are in.
This month’s crop of Beatport Play remix contests is off and running, with a solid lineup of new tracks awaiting your skillful production skills. Head over to Play now, and download the parts to Zedd‘s “Spectrum feat. Matthew Koma,” Sander Van Doorn‘s “Chasin’,” Alex Niggemann‘s “Don’t Wait,” Matrix & Futurebound‘s “All I Know feat. Luke Bingham),” and Zombie Disco Squad‘s “Righteous Sound feat. Omar,” and you could win big.
It’s a known fact in the DJ community that lossless files are the way to go if you’re looking to deliver the highest-quality sound to your audience. If you’re playing big-room soundsystems, festival PAs—heck, anything larger than your bedroom—lossless files are the only way to ensure top-quality audio without the sound degradation that is inherent in MP3 compression.
DJ extraordinaire Sander van Doorn prefers “playing lossless files only,” he says. “As I want to guarantee my fans the best audio experience for every set.” And he’s definitely not the only one. Loco Dice echoes the sentiment, saying, “I play lossless files because the format contains uncompressed audio, gives me the maximum audio quality, and doesn’t fail when I combine digital files and vinyl records.”