Not a Typical Armin Van Buuren 45-Minute Video Interview

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Armin van Buuren: an Hour of Honest Talk

Electronic Dance Music interview: Armin van Buuren Cut Through The Chase…

If you don’t have the time to read today, here is how to enjoy this supercool Armin van Buuren interview: there are 2 vids below – one is the 15-minute YouTube embed, and the other is the full 40-minute deal. You *don’t* have to be logged in to see the full video – just scroll down and click to see it…..

Armin van Buuren Digs American EDM Artists (updated)

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Armin van Buuren Digs Working with Artists from the USA

The King of Trance enjoys working with singers from the USA

Note: an expanded version of this article – with a much longer video and a longer discussion – is located here.

Talk about vocal trance? OK, this one is self-explanatory: when I was in Amsterdam for the 2012 Amsterdam Dance Event, I attended a nice one-hour-long panel with Armin van Buuren, where he talked about his career and about Electronic Dance Music trends and things that affect EDM artists and the EDM industry worldwide. During this panel, Armin shared his traveling hurdles with the audience (consisting mostly of EDM artists attending the ADE): he arrived in Amsterdam only hours before he went to the ADE on October 17…..

Remixing Tips and Secrets for EDM Artists

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EDM Remixing Tips and Secrets from EDM Pioneers

Adam Beyer (Drumcode), Martyn, Stacey Pullen, and Josh Wink share remixing tips and secrets

In a nutshell… here is how to enjoy the fun and educational remixing tips from Adam Beyer, Martyn, Stacey Pullen, and Josh Wink: there are 2 cool videos below – one is the 10-minute YouTube embed, and the other is the full 40-minute deal. You *don’t* have to be logged in to see the full video – just scroll down and click to see it.

Hacker News: Meet Syd Lawrence – the man behind Toma.hk and Instac.at

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HACKER NEWS: MEET SYD LAWRENCE

Meet Syd Lawrence - the man behind Toma.hkThe Short Version: Hacker news don’t get more fun than this – there are two cool videos below: the first one is the 2-minute YouTube embed, and the second is the full 40-minute deal + a personal comment on this post by Syd Lawrence (thanks, dude!). You *don’t* have to be logged in to see the full video – just scroll down and click to see it…..

BPMstr Week 3 Update: My Website Pains

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Three Weeks Since my EDM Website Went up: Staying Busy

So, my website about Electronic Dance Music is up and people can go there… that is, if I gave them a business card. Other than that, no one will know that I am an aspiring EDM producer. What now? Well, I have 2 choices: I can do nothing (like so many talented EDM producers do!) and hope that God will help me get Google rankings because I am cool, or I can roll up my sleeves and understand the inner workings of the worldwide web. I chose the second method….

BPMstr.com Week 2 Update: ADE 2012 was a fun, engaging thrillride

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Amsterdam Dance Event Has Ended and I Had a Great Time

Very well, ADE 2012 has wrapped up, and I had a wonderful time: I attended several excellent talk panels with EDM industry’s gurus. I hung out with Carl Cox. I interviewed the director of music for Last.fm Chris Price. I chilled with Danny Tenaglia, Armin van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, Laidback Luke….

ADE 2012 DAY 4 (AMSTERDAM DANCE EVENT)

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ADE 2012 DAY 4: More to come

Featured: Laidback Luke - ADE 2012 Day 4Day 4 of the ADE 2012 (Amsterdam Dance Event) was as good as the other three: I learned a lot, I got motivated, I met cool people, and I partied. Again, I wish I had the time to upload all the video materials, but that takes a little bit of time because publishing them is a long and CPU-consuming and bandwidth-killing process. I have well over 10 videos all in all, and all of them will be published in the next 7 days – immediately upon my return to the USA. And this is why I say that ADE 2012 may be over soon, but fresh content will be coming up on BPMstr.com for at least a couple of weeks afterwards…..

ADE 2012 DAY 3 (AMSTERDAM DANCE EVENT)

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ADE 2012 Day 3: EDM Full-Throttle

ADE 2012 DAY 3 Featured ImageSo, Day Three was very busy because it got really technical for me. There were many cool opportunities to learn about the Electronic Dance Music Industry and about its players, its pitfalls and its opportunities. Everyone talked about festivals, and about moving toward harder and faster styles, and about effects of the global economy on industry trends. I now understand how managers and booking agents work, what recording studios and publishers can and cannot do for me as a music producer in the EDM genre, and I understand who is looking for new talent and their criteria for choosing new artists to work with…..

ADE 2012 DAY 2 (AMSTERDAM DANCE EVENT)

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ADE 2012 Day 2: Second Day of EDM Coolness

ADE 2012 - Day 2 Cover PhotoSo, the second day was no worse than the first, and crowds of attendees got bigger now, which makes it more fun. I saw Carl Cox, Josh Wink, Danny Tenaglia… to name a few. The pictures tell a good story. So, once you read the below news coverage, check out the photos in the gallery below – it comes with comments and annotations…..

ADE 2012 Day 1 (Amsterdam Dance Event)

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Amsterdam Dance Event 2012: DAY 1

ADE 2012 Begins: DAY 1And so, the Electronic Dance Music gig of the year begins. There are three things going on concurrently in town:

  • The Conference – which is the program for EDM professionals (DJ’s and producers and engineers and promoters);
  • The Festival – which is the “let’s go party til dawn” part of the gig;
  • The Hard Dance Event – which is NOT self-explanatory and is the hard-core mutant version of the two above for those who like faster and harder styles of Electronic Dance Music (e.g., Headhunterz); FYI, I strongly gravitate toward music above 140 BPM, and before too long I will release my first hard dance track (I give myself until the end of this year)…..

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