Sunday, December 30, 2012

Featured - The HouseBros - DJsounds Show 2012 1 hour mix + bio



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Turn tables are for our young 12 years old “made in morocco DJs” what the magical rod is for Harry Potter. With only that and their incredible energy they can amaze the crowd and make it dance all night long.

HouseBros!, don’t ever forget this name, because it is the one that you will find in the world wide night life. Housebros are the ones that will brighten your nights with their outstanding music and personality.

Housebros is the current Clubbing phenomena! Those two twelve years old kids, DJ DIDISS and DJ MAXAIR have found their key of success really early in life: a turn table and a DJ Mixer! This is the story of two made in morocco DJs about to conquer the world.

DJ Didiss :

Moulay Driss Alami is born on a sunny morning the 9th of June in 1998 in Casablanca. One can think that he caught the sunlight of that summer day and has kept it with him until today. Indeed, MDA is a very warm, lively and dynamic young little man. He was first very attracted by tennis then he decided to follow his older brother’s hobby: football, wishing that he could someday raise himself to the rank of the most famous football players. Yet, sport didn’t seem to be his vocation. He needed something where feelings can be expressed and exalted. Something that will make him challenge himself more creatively than physically. He needed something that was directly in line with his personality. He needed Music!

Most people like music and its harmony but only a few of them have got a real talent! Since the age of 10, he could feel the music more than ordinary people; he could live the music and even create it. The beginning was modest but the ascension was dazzling! It started with some parties with some friends in Casablanca playing on basic turn tables. Then time after time, he learned all the technical aptitudes that a David Guetta would have. And now you can see him proudly handling a professional material performing in some of Ibiza’s clubs hoping that when he’ll be grown up he could reach the excellence of David Guetta, his idol!

Max’Air :

Maxence Rachou or Max’Air is born the 19th of December 1998 in Paris. Since his childhood, he has always been passionate by various types of music. He decided to create his own House music and bought his first turn tables. Then he started to learn step by step all the secrets of mixing. When he met MDA, the two friends decided to embark in a big adventure and create their team called the HouseBros!

Here is a list of the key moments in Housebros Life!

The beginning of Housebros.

2009 : the two kids met for the first time and talked about their common passion, they decided to create together “ the HouseBros”.

Summer 2010 : The HouseBros performed in numerous Parties in Ibiza, they started enjoying the real public show.

December 2010: Le Rose Bar - Pacha Marrakech experienced one of the most memorable nights that it ever had, for the first time in morocco two 12 years old DJs were performing.

To perfectly cap this exciting year of 2010, the HouseBros performed for the new eve at the SO CLUB Marrakech and overwhelmed the whole SO by good vibes, joy and crazy atmosphere. This is what we call the HOUSEBROS EFFECT!

January 2011: the Housebros held a party at the Bloom in Rabat and carried out an interview on Hitradio

February 2011: the SO Night Club hosted once again the HouseBros who became really familiar to this “place to be” in Marrakech

Avril 2011 the Housebros held a breathtaking party at the Carre Club Casablanca

May 2011: the HouseBros obtained the residency at the SO. From that date, they started playing twice a month at that night club.

June 2011: The Housebros performed at a beach party at the vikky Beach. Somedays later they were solicited by the Bloom to warm up its dancefloor

July 2011: the Housebros obtained the title of « national DJ » they performed for charity in aid of AIDS an entire afternoon with six other national Djs
August 2011 : The HouseBros went back to Ibiza to warm up some very well know nightclubs such as le Cafe Mambo , Savannah and Blue Marlin.

And this time, in order to amazingly cap the 2011 year, the Housebros decided to go on a national tour in Morocco stopping by various NightClubs all over the country such as Tanger 555, Rabat Bloom, Casablanca Carré, Marrakech So etc.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Carl Cox 500th Global Radio Show

Sit tight! We're going to hit you hard with four amazing clips from this year's Amsterdam Dance Event covering everything from Eats Everything, Pioneer's special event at The View, Carl Cox's 500th Radio Show and some quiet words here with Hardwell and Clark Warner from Beatport.

Gavin Kingsley has proudly just celebrated the 500th radio show with Carl Cox, he tells us why Radio is still so important and Clark Warner from Beatport tells us just why ADE is so essential to the industry. Tiesto's golden boy echoes Clark's comments and tells us why he loves ADE.


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Dan Tait awsome 1 Hour set + bio


Dan Tait has literally spent half his life behind decks - at the age of 28, he has been rocking parties for over fifteen years. During this time his tastes have grown to encompass the many different strands of music that fall under the heading House and the breadth of styles with which he is comfortable is strongly evident in his sets.

Talk to him directly about House music and you will find him as eager to discuss the accessibility of Roger Sanchez and the technical ability of James Zabiela as he is to enthuse about the groovy electronica of Booka Shade.

Five minutes later and he will be talking about his respect for the musicality of Masters at Work and the next thing you know you'll be watching him, at three in the morning, in a grinding London basement, carving up tracks with an EFX 1000 and working underground anthems so hard that they feel like live remixes.

It was this ability to turn a track inside out, using whatever tools were at his finger-tips, that first caught the attention of the Pioneer product development team. Having first seen him in 2002 hammering the effects unit on a Pioneer mixer and using messed up loops on the CDJ-1000 being used to sculpt an epic workout constructed from three copies of the same track, they asked him to join their testing team and contribute advice and criticism on prototype Pioneer products.

This work with Pioneer has now led him to showcasing their innovative new djing DVD player; the DVJ-X1 alongside Sander Kleinenberg and James Zabiela. This player allows Dan to play visuals that he has edited at home from footage that he has shot and animations he has created. These visuals are spliced with tracks that he normally dj’s with. He showcased this unique product at the closing party at Space in Ibiza and the first Global House Music Awards in London and has now taken the show to clubs in Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Eastern Europe and back to Ibiza again.

“……with Pioneer’s effector (the EFX 1000), and a DJM1000 coupled with 2 x DVJ’s I can have some serious fun. Djing becomes more like a live performance with the spectacle of a live show while still maintaining that flowing club sound” But it is not simply technical skills that have marked Dan out as Leeds' favourite after party DJ, (DJ Sneak, Louie Vega and Erick Morillo have all had their Leeds carry-on sessions sound-tracked by the man himself); Dan has played across Ibiza as dj for G-Club (Defected), the first full 90 minute DVJ set at the closing party of Space 2004, the incredible Fort Dance in St Petersburg, WMC In Miami for Beatport alongside playing regularly in America, Russia, China and across Europe.

His dedication to good House music, whatever it's sub-genre, his ability to read a crowd and then tease them into submission, and the pure optimism of his 'let's get this party started' attitude have all been central to the attention and respect he has attracted from the diverse range of clubs, DJs, producers and promoters that he has worked with.

ENJOY  :) 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

You got performance ? check this out CDJ-2000nexus

Pro-DJs are about to get a new lease of life, as Pioneer unveils the CDJ-2000nexus -- the industry's first multiplayer to be compatible with rekordbox™ DJ software on smartphones and tablets.

Inheriting the DNA of the much-loved CDJ-2000, the CDJ-2000nexus has evolved beyond DJs' wildest dreams. DJs can prepare amazing sets and playlists using the included Pioneer rekordbox software or download the new rekordbox app to access the same features on their smartphone or tablet. Music can then be loaded onto the CDJ-2000nexus via USB or, new for the CDJ-2000nexus, Wi-Fi.

CDJ-2000nexus Kissy Sell Out performance


Pioneer New CDJ-2000nexus with Laidback 


DJM 2000 NEXUS *** DJM2000 NXS

Enjoy :)

Friday, December 7, 2012

DJs & Producers | Incredible Documentaries : part 2

In what’s starting to become a reoccurring Friday column here at DJ SCHOOL LEBANON , we’re highlighting seven more fantastic documentaries and videos we’ve found around the web. Each of the included films features producers or DJs in a unique and insightful context – so pop some popcorn and enjoy with these flicks!

Feature Length / Longer: These first few are on the longer side -set aside 15 minutes to an hour for these! 


Armin Van Buuren, who recently retook his crowning first place slot in the DJ Mag Top 100 Poll, is one of a handful of international superstar DJs who lead a life that’s almost unfathomable to the rest of us outside of that world. In this feature, we get an even better look into the personality and life of Armin – even if you’re not a trance fan, you’ll find this a good watch.


Resident Advisor put this documentary out last year, but it was just recently featured on a list over on Beatport News, and after watching it we decided we loved how well this documentary covers the scene surrounding the birthplace of techno music, Detroit. Highly recommended.


Last time we did a documentary wrap up, we included a well-known project “Secondhand Sureshots” that had producers go shopping for vinyl in secondhand stores to sample and make new tracks with. This documentary is pretty much the identical concept, only with Japanese producers. It’s super-interesting to watch this project unfold, and the resulting tracks aren’t bad either!
Shorter Documentaries – you should be able to slip these in while your boss isn’t looking:


While Pitchfork tends to focus more on hip-hop, electronica, and indie rock than dance music and DJs, they’ve started making some really great short films that touch on artists of all types. In this episode of their weekly series, they start out interviewing sample jockey Greg Gillis (Girl Talk) and the second half features the legendary Nicolas Jaar interviewing ghetto house pioneer DJ Sluggo about DJing and music. Great stuff.


  Max Vangeli has been a rising star in the dance music scene for the past two years – with major successes touring and producing alongside Steve Angello and AN21. In this short, we get a chance to hear his perspective on being a rising star and earning credibility and respect as both a DJ and producer.


This one’s another quickie from our friends over at Pitchfork (they do some great video work over there!)

DJs & Producers | Incredible Documentaries : part 1

In what’s starting to become a reoccurring Friday column here at DJ SCHOOL LEBANON , we’re highlighting seven more fantastic documentaries and videos we’ve found around the web. Each of the included films features producers or DJs in a unique and insightful context – so pop some popcorn and enjoy with these flicks!

Feature Length / Longer: These first few are on the longer side -set aside 15 minutes to an hour for these! 


This is a very recent documentary taking a macro view of clubbing (from a UK perspective) and exploring how it has become the giant commodity and industry that it is today. Apparently this has made pretty regular rounds on the BBC in the UK, so it might not be anything new to some of you, but we would absolutely be remiss in not putting it on this list! Hosted by actor/DJ Idris Elba, you might have heard of (we hope) some of the DJs who make appearances in this one: David Guetta, Armand van Helden, Pete Tong, and Skream.


Less of a documentary and more of a pure classic clip from DJ history in the making, I was encouraged to seek out this incredible performance after a comment on my article last week on DJ name drops:
“I come from mid 80s House …and it’s funny to me that this article has to explain what was obvious then. I guess the younger generation need coaching. Remember Bad Boy Bill scratching his drops ?” – Luiz Fueggo


Any experienced or aspiring electronic music producer can learn a lot from ambient composer Brian Eno’s incredible ability to craft magnificent musical creations out of pure inspiration. This forty minute documentary offers a chance to relate to this auteur and learn about how he views his creative process – great stuff!


For a Australian TV station to do a documentary on sampling in 1988 is pretty great – but for them to include interviews with Prince Paul, Will and Jazzy Jeff, Tom Petty, Russell Simmons, and more – is incredible. It’s a pretty good primer on how contriversial sampling was at the time, especially for our younger readers! Hard to believe that in most countries around the world, nearly twenty four years later, there are still no sensible laws that encourage and properly accomodate this style of sampling.


 One of the most prominent cultures that expanded around a certain type of music was the Acid House movement in the UK. There are a number of documentaries on Acid House, but this one not only relates the story of the music and the DJs in the UK underground, but also explores the rising club scene in Ibiza and the mind-altering substance (MDMA) that made a large part of the movement possible. Keep an eye out for clips in the Hacienda as well as interviews with household names like Paul Oakenfold. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Ean Golden

It’s been a long time coming – our readers have been asking for years for Ean to share what he’s got inside of his DJ bag. Now that the CNTRL tour is in full swing, it was the perfect opportunity to get an on-the-road video with the controllerist legend himself! Check out the complete inside look after the jump.


How I Play | Loco Dice Interview

While on the CNTRL tour, Ean was able to shoot today’s video with German DJ and producer Loco Dice. From onstage at the soundcheck before this Illinois show, Ean chats with Loco about his setup and checks out how he melds live looping and external delays to create incredible builds. Watch the full video inside!