Category: POP

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DEAD FRIDAYS: SORRY, NOT SORRY

You might call them “guilty pleasures”, but in the case of the 5 tracks below, there’s not guilt involved. I’ll shout it loud and proud. I LOVE THESE TUNES!

 

10000 SPOONS – MONTY IN A BOTTLE

A bunch of POP acapellas laid over an 8-BIT video game theme? It’s just ridiculous enough that it’s completely awesome! Especially…



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MUSEUM MONTHLY: Live Indie – A DJ’s Journey Away From Top 40

by VIVI DIAMOND of WAX MUSEUM

For many commercial DJs I know, the new Top 40 being released has become unbearable and even non-existent. After the explosion of EDM in the mainstream, music has seen a massive separation of styles. For most of the 6 years I’ve been djing…



Wolfgang Gartner

DEAD FRIDAYS: HOUSE PARTY NIGHT

Having some Dead Kids over to yours tonight? You’re gonna need some tunes perfect for that HOUSE PARTY vibe. As usual, Gobby’s got you covered.

 

FAR EAST MOVEMENT FT. THE CATARACS & DEV – LIKE A G6

Get all the girls singing along. They’ll do it even if they don’t like this song. They can’t…



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TOP 10 of 2013

It was such an amazing year for music, that I had quite a difficult time narrowing it all down to a TOP 10 LIST. After many hours of number crunching, and 2 full hours of BASS & ELECTRO podcasts, I’ve finally arrived at the 2013 edition of this annual DKGL tradition.



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NEW MUSIC MONDAYS VOL. 005

At the turn of the Millenium, I had hair down to my ass, and I would style it different for every rave. Sometimes my whole head would be braded, or I’d tie it up into a bunch of little buns. Sounds girly, I know, but back then, the rave scene was very sexually ambiguous. The…



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MUSEUM MONTHLY: HOW THE INTERNET SAVED DJING (IN TORONTO)

This monthly blog has become basically an outlet for me to complain about how everything has had a negative effect on music & djs, how people generally suck, how advertising has a terrible impact on the music industry, and how everything has become disposable, etc. etc. Today’s edition started out in a very similar way…

 

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DEAD FRIDAYS: VITAL MUSIC

Let’s talk vital music. Below are 5 tunes that have very little in common, except that, for one reason or another, they are all important enough to be must haves in your music collection. Otherwise, I’m not quite sure what you’re doing on this blog.

ARGENTO – ZOMBIELAND

Though it’s not credited as such, this is a…



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MONTHLY MIXTAPE REVIEW: JAZZY JEFF @ THE DO-OVER L.A. (5.19.2013)

After JAZZY JEFF publically called out DVBBS for pretending to DJ, earlier this year, I really felt for the guy.

I mean, imagine if you spent the better part of your life creating and developing an art form, just to see it become completely bastardized. Here are these kids, getting paid amounts of money…



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DKGL YEAR 4 – THE JUMPOFF!!!

I’m sure you’ve noticed that things have changed around here. DKGL has an exciting new, responsive layout to kick off Year 4. It’s sleek, sophisticated, and maybe even a little more grown up. Don’t go thinking I’ve gone all mature on you. This blog is still gonna be tonnes of fun.



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Musuem Mondays: How Avicii Made Me Respect Him…And Subsequently Hate Him.

Its June of 2013, and I have had a long and tumultuous relationship with Avicii’s music. For two years we’ve all been stuck in the post ‘Levels’ phenomena, trying to accept how the song that DJs, from across genres applauded, became the theme song for the worst social movement of our time: the fist pumping…