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Review: Hardwell @ Heineken Music Hall

Posted: April 28, 2013 by DJ JPH in News
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Last night, Hardwell kicked off his world tour, known as “I am Hardwell,” at the sold out Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. In its entirety, the event was five hours, with a two-hour warm-up set from Dannic, and then a killer, three-hour set from the man himself. While not much is known about Dannic’s set (it was previously listed on 1001Tracklists as 22 IDs), Hardwell’s set was broadcasted live on YouTube, to more than 13,000 viewers. As usual, he made sure to pack his set with lots of exclusive tracks, and some brand-new mashups as well. He also supported his ID tracks with MAKJ, and W&W. One of his biggest premieres of the night however, was his debut and confirmation of his remix for Krewella’s track “Alive”. One thing that I’ve noticed over Hardwell’s progression is his reliance on patterns. For example, he almost always plays Steve Aoki’s remix of “Pursuit of Happiness” into Dada Life’s “Kick Out the Epic Motherfucker”. Well, he did do that, but with some new flair, using DJ Chuckie’s edit “City of Epic Dreams,” and Showtek’s edit using the festival banger, “Epic”. What’s most interesting to me about this set, is how Hardwell closed it. He decided to go on a bit of a hardstyle binge, playing the ENTIRETY of “Get Loose” by Showtek & Noisecontrollers, and having his encore track be the Headhunterz remix of “Spaceman,” together with the “Apollo” vocals. Overall, I think that Hardwell absolutely killed it, and that his tour will be extremely successful. Tracklist and some more commentary after the break!

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Steve Angello – BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

Posted: March 30, 2013 by DJ JPH in News
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After closing the door on Swedish House Mafia, Steve Angello now looks to the future. He now focuses on his solo career, his record label (Size Records), and his wife and kids. Last night, Angello attended to the first two items on his list, playing a few songs that will help him develop his solo career, and unveiling 5+ new singles on his label, Size.

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While the mainstage usually garners the most attention, UMF had a bunch of great DJ’s lined up to perform at the Ultra Ibiza Mega Structure. I’ve got setlists from Alvaro, Alesso, Kaskade, Avicii, Tiësto, Calvin Harris, and David Guetta: all after the break.

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Last recap of the wildness of Weekend 1 of UMF Miami. Sets from Deniz Koyu, Steve Aoki Zedd, and many more! Check ’em out after the break.

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Day 2 saw sets from the likes of Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Porter Robinson, Hardwell, Laidback Luke, and Day 2 closer, Deadmau5. I don’t have too much to say other than “WOW!” Tracklists after the break!
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Stage collapses at Ultra Music Festival Miami

Posted: March 15, 2013 by DJ JPH in News
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Sad news out of Miami, as 4 people aiding in the setup of the mainstage at UMF Miami have been injured, with two men in critical condition. Another is in the hospital as well, but stable. A 4th was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Since the accident occurred, Ultra has released this statement:

Today (Thursday, March 14) as preparations were being made for this weekend’s Ultra Music Festival, a section of an LED screen fell and injured two workers. Fire Rescue was on site so there was a rapid response. Festival organizers are working with, and supporting, authorities as they investigate the details behind the accident.

Miami Fire-Rescue spokesman Lt. Ignatius Carroll made this statement on how the city of Miami and the festival organizers would proceed:

“And right now we’re going to suspend any of the building on that stage until daylight, where we can be out here with structural engineers, OSHA as well, and then the fire marshal’s staff, to make sure that this stage and all the other stages are going to be safe for the Ultra Fest,” Carroll said.

(Credit to NBC 6 South Florida)

Updates will be made to this post as they become available. We wish a speedy and full recovery to those affected, and our thoughts and prayers are with the friends, families, and coworkers of those affected.