Thursday, February 18, 2010

Famous DJ Quotes

Here are some interesting quotes by popular DJ's about trance music. Share if you have more.

"I think all trance DJs deep down are embarrassed by what they play. They take it on the chin! They know deep down that they’re playing watered down techno." - Dave Clarke

"Trance had become a dirty word. Thanks to Ian Van Dahl, Lasgo, Flip 'N' Fill and DJ Sammy, a generation of kids has grown up thinking trance is the shittiest music since country and western." - Paul van Dyk

"Why people used to go to clubs was to have a great time and to forget their troubles and worries and stresses of the week and enjoy themselves and I think that the music was a huge, important part of that" - Paul Oakenfold

"It's not love for music, it's a passion, and it goes beyond liking, and beyond a hobby, it's about a way of living... Music is essential for my life." - Armin Van Buuren

"I think dance music is a beautiful thing, it's a great thing, and that's what I want to show the world: dance music can really bring people together. We're living in a very tough time, and tough times have always been. Its just about showing people we should not be sitting at home being scared for whoever we should be scared for, its about going out, its about meeting people, having a great time with your friends. That's what life is about. It’s not about bullshit or whatever. So I challenge people to come to my shows, see what happens, not to me, but to your friends, to all the people in the club." - Armin van Buuren
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"Call us toilet paper because we're on a roll!" - Armin van Buuren

"I wouldn't call myself a leader. I don't want to lead people, I want to tempt them, I want to create a new world for them, just for that very small moment, when they are losing themselves in my music. I want to inspire them" - Paul van Dyk

"I love what guys like Oliver Lieb and Paul van Dyk do. I hate that ATB and those sorts of people have prostituted this stuff. You listen to an ATB track and then you listen to Sasha, and the difference is as obvious as listening to Led Zeppelin and Rachmaninoff." - Brian Transeau

"The problem is a lot of things I hear out here on the radio are not trance - I mean that ATB track I heard the other day - is this trance? This is fucking Tellytubbies music." - Laurent Garnier

"A set is created to make dance the crowd not for listening at home. A electronic set should only be heard in the party and when this party finishes the set shouldn't be heard for nobody, it should only be keeped on the mind of clubbers who were in the event." - Richie Hawtin

"I think trance music is the only music you can listen to without taking drugs. You can really feel the emotions in it. You can get on another level without the drugs. If you listen to techno, it's so monotone that you really need drugs to enjoy it." - Tiesto

"Progressive music is like having sex without an orgasm, it builds and builds but goes no where" - Unknown Author

"The weekend is a time to go out and dance your fucking nuts off. You don't want to do that listening to a boring, 8-minute progressive record." - Ferry Corsten

"Trance for me is more like the basic channel stuff, hypnotic and trance-inducing. The word trance has been bastardized to mean something totally different to what I originally intended and hoped it to be. To be trancy a record has to be monotonous almost, a long sequence without pause without a massive breakdown, up and down. This isn't trance, you can't fall into a trance when your emotions are being dragged up and down." - Mark Reeder
http://www.trancepodium.com
"Since the early days of humankind, dancing was always an expression of feeling good, and making someone feel good is the main intention of DJ'ing. I don't see the point of playing a record that makes people stand there, look at you and say "Umm, very interesting" - Paul van Dyk

"It's about music! Not one music style is better than the other, not one music style is more truly than the other. The whole thing is based on respect. It's all about respect, respect to the music, respect to the DJ's, respect to the crowd and respect to each other. It's all music, music never separates people!" - Carl Cox

"...too many people are simply in it for the money and fame, and not actually interested in producing quality tunes..." - Ian Van Dahl

"I do not see any big differences, it's all about perspective, people who say it was better in the early days are ignorant and are starting to talk like their parents." - Sander Kleinenberg

"This music sounded fresh 20 years ago and will still sound fresh in another 20" - Phil Hartnoll from Orbital
http://www.trancepodium.com
"When I started, DJs weren't in the media, electronic music wasn't in the sales charts and a DJ was the freak in the corner who provided the music while other people had fun. So to do it, you must have been a freak and a music lover." - Paul van Dyk

"For some reason, some people tend to be very negative about trance in particular. I think "trance" as a genre has been declared "dead" by these people and the press for the 6th time now. And yet, it remains to be the most popular genre in dance music. In fact, in my experience, trance has never been bigger as it is right now! Maybe this is because several people have very different definitions of the genre "trance". Some people consider "trance" to be similar to "commercial" or "cheese". For me trance is the only genre that isn't a prisoner of it's own style. People that like real trance, are very open minded to all kinds of dance music. For example, I play a lot of records that are labelled "progressive" or "techno" in my recordstore. Trance to me is a journey through different kinds of dance music, not the formularic crap some call "trance". Trance is part of modern day music now. Face it." - Armin Van Buuren

"The biggest hits along with some classical tracks have been written in 15 minutes. Afterwards, you get that amazing "Yes!" feeling." - Ferry Corsten

"As far as im concerned rhythm is more important than melody and breakdown. After all people are there to dance not fuck around – well that’s what I think when I’m on the dance floor anyway." - John Askew

"Trance is the kind of music that puts smiles on peoples faces. It's designed to make people feel great and forget about the trouble that they may face every day." - Ferry Corsten

"There are people who play records and there are DJ's who blow minds." - Eddie Halliwell

"It was my birthday and as a special surprise my, at the time, 5 year old son came up on stage, with two glowsticks. When he saw all these people dancing and having fun his eyes grew wide and you could see him think "WOW". I asked him to raise his hands with the glowsticks and he was having so much fun. At that moment I saw the same passion for music in his eyes as I have in my heart." - Markus Schulz

"There's a widespread range of negativity at the moment and there's too much bashing on styles and DJ's you know. Keep in mind that not everybody likes the Mona Lisa. Some people think it's not special, other people will cry when they see it. Just be tolerant. There's alot of extremely passionate people out there in the music industry that work hard to create the music." - Markus Schulz

"Don't be a prisoner of your own style!" - Armin van Buuren

Trancetastic - This is it!

My 1st ever trance set.Enjoy!

http://soundcloud.com/djdarn/trancetastic-1-this-is-it

Electrocute 7 - Loco Loco

http://soundcloud.com/djdarn/electrocute-7-locoloco

Monday, January 25, 2010

Music Conference Asia Music Factory “The Creation” Review video

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Music Conference Asia Music Factory “The Creation” Review





Well guys.I know how you guys feel.It was amazing nite.The line up was so freaking amazing.Effen.The tittle of 'Prince of Asia Tech Trance' suits him well.Richard Durand, he was so amazing.Unlucky for him,the sound was terrible.Pity him.He rocks the nite.And Sean Tyas,thumbs up!

Now, we just wait for the part 3.And we hope this time it will be an outdoor events.Im getting sick of indoor.Even Jakarta is much much more better then us.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Answer 3 Simple Question To Win Pair Tickets To Music Conference Asia Music Factory "The Creation"!!


Hey.Wassap wassap.Yes its Richard Durand live in Kuala Lumpur.I know you have been waiting for this.So grab this chance to win Pair tickets to see the Live in KL Live on this 23rd Jan 2010.All you have to do is answer this 3 simple question and send it mynameisdarn@gmail.com before 20th Jan 2010.

1 ) Where is Sean Tyas from?
2 ) Give 1 of Richard Durand hottest track
3 ) Give me the line up of Music Conference Asia Music Factory "The Creation" part 1?

Music Conference Asia Music Factory “The Creation”



Following the great success of the inaugural Music Conference Asia Music Factory “The
Beginning”, the second episode of the series “The Creation” will be hitting town on 23rd
January 2010 at KL Live @ Life Centre, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
Highlights of the 2010 programme will include discussion workshops and also an
Appreciation Party headlined by two world’s top #50 ranking DJs, Richard Durand from
the Netherlands and Sean Tyas from the USA.
Richard Durand, without a doubt, is the hottest new DJ / producer to emerge from
Holland this past couple of years. Recommended by the mighty Tiësto as his 'Tip For
The Top in 2007' in DJ Magazine, Richard responded with a string of stunning
productions, including official remixes for Tiësto, culminating in a new entry placing in
the DJ Magazine Top 100 DJs poll at the end of 2007, he is now ranked at position #49
in the latest DJ Magazine Top 100 DJs poll 2009.
On the other hand, New York native Sean Tyas, who now resides in Switzerland, has
been the brightest new star to emerge in the electronic dance music scene for years.
The Sean Tyas buzz is equally evident at grass roots level from music fans and clubbers
worldwide; a fact proven by Sean's meteoric rise up the ranks of industry polls such as
the DJ Magazine Top 100 (New Entry at #54), TheDJList.com and TranceAddict.com.
Sean is also being awarded 'Best New Face', #3 Best Remixer and #5 Best Producer at
the Trance Awards, and Mixmag placing him in their Top 10 of 'Best New DJs'. Sean is
now amongst the Top 50 at position #45 in the latest DJ Magazine Top 100 DJs poll
2009.
So this is your exclusive chance to catch the two world’s most celebrated DJ / Producers
at “The Creation”, to learn from the maestros about their personal music creation
experiences, and party to great music!
Tickets to “The Creation” are priced at (Pre-sale) RM39 and (Door-sale) RM59. A special
VIP package for party high-rollers is also available for purchase starting 18th December
09, please log on to www.axcess.com.my to purchase your tickets NOW!
In an effort to further contribute towards the growth of the music community, event
organizer, Global Sound Masters will contribute RM2 to the “GSM Music Fund” for every
ticket sold. The money collected will go towards the nurturing of new talents in the region.
Log on to www.visitmcasia.com for further updates on full artist line-up and details of the
music workshop discussion topics.

RICHARD DURAND (NL)

Without doubt the hottest new trance DJ / producer to emerge from Holland this past couple of years is
Richard Durand. Recommended by the mighty Tiësto as his 'Tip For The Top in 2007' in DJ Magazine,
Richard responded with a string of stunning productions, including official remixes for Tiësto, culminating in
a new entry placing in the DJ Magazine Top 100 DJs poll at the end of 2007, he is now ranked amongst the
Top 50 at the latest DJ Magazine Top 100 DJs poll 2009.

The Richard Durand sound is trance, techno and tough electro in a unique package that's both dynamic and
devastating. Having initially made his mark as a solo producer with big tech trance bombs such as 'Make Me
Scream' and 'Slipping Away' on the Terminal 4 label, the huge success of his remixes of Tiësto singles
'Lethal Industry', 'Flight 643' and 'Break My Fall', plus infamous festival favourite reworks of the likes of
Prodigy 'Smack My Bitch Up' and Snow Patrol 'Chasing Cars' soon had Richard Durand marked as one of
the hottest remixers on the planet with consistent playlist support from the DJing elite Armin van Buuren,
Paul van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, Judge Jules and Eddie Halliwell to name but a few.
Richard Durand continued to deliver big tracks in 2008, adding his magic touch to Fragma 'Toca's Miracle'
and stepping up to rework Armin van Buuren 'In And Out Of Love' to equally devastating effect. At the same
time, Richard's solo productions were also hitting the headlines; his 'Weep' track featuring Skin from Skunk
Anansie on vocals was signed to Perfecto and proved to be one of the summer's biggest anthems.
It was also 2008 that saw the Richard Durand DJing schedule explode into overdrive as the dance
community embraced an artist who was not only a hot producer, but also one of the most technically
accomplished DJs in dance music today. Utilising 4 x CD decks and effects units, Richard Durand DJ sets
are a whirlwind journey of cutting edge tunes, exclusive reworks, slick mixing and technical wizardry behind
the decks. His ability to work crowds into a frenzy and a clear passion about his music have cemented
Richard Durand's place as a fans favourite the world over and a legend in the making.
Richard Durand’s show-stopping sets and crowd pulling DJ status is confirmed by his DJ diary reading like a
who's who of A-list events, headlining global festival brands such as Sensation, Trance Energy, Planet Love,
Coloursfest, Tunnel Electrocity and Summer Of Love, plus leading club brands including Godskitchen,
Gallery, Gatecrasher and Slinky, a standout summer residency at Judgement Sundays in Ibiza and tours to
every corner of the globe. He's also joined the exclusive set of DJs to be awarded a coveted 'Essential Mix'
on BBC Radio 1, as well as co-hosting shows twice with Judge Jules on Radio 1.
In 2009 Richard Durand clocked up another huge remix, this time of Art Of Trance 'Madagascar', before
setting another landmark on his rapid career path to the top by releasing his debut artist album 'Always The
Sun' on Magik Muzik / Black Hole Recordings. The album has spawned three massive singles already; 'Into
Something', title track 'Always The Sun' which had heavy playlist rotation on dance music TV channels
worldwide, plus the latest smash 'No Way Home'. With dedicated album release dates and support tours in
various territories worldwide, expect Richard Durand's star to shine brightly into 2010.

SEAN TYAS (US) – FULL BIO



A New York native now residing in Switzerland, Sean Tyas has been the brightest new star to emerge in the
trance scene for years. Sean first broke onto the scene in 2006 when Sander van Doorn selected him
winner of the 'Punk'd' remix competition, while Discover also snapped up his track 'Lift' which captured the
imagination of the trance community and went on to be one of the year's biggest releases, getting playlist
support from the likes of Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, Paul van Dyk, Above & Beyond and Judge Jules.
The Sean Tyas buzz is equally evident at grass roots level from music fans and clubbers; a fact proven by
Sean's meteoric rise up the ranks of industry polls such as the DJ Magazine Top 100 (New Entry at #54),
TheDJList.com and TranceAddict.com, as well as being awarded 'Best New Face', #3 Best Remixer and #5
Best Producer at the Trance Awards and Mixmag placing Sean in their Top 10 of 'Best New DJs'.

High praise indeed, but with good reason too, as Sean Tyas has cut out his own niche in the highly
competitive production arena to create a unique sound - the 'Tyas Sound' - and creating countless big tracks
and remixes that bring to the dancefloor a mix of melodic harmony, driving groove and cutting edge
production techniques, while also delivering his DJ sets with dynamic energy from behind the decks.
In the UK and Ireland Sean Tyas has built up a solid fanbase at major events such as Godskitchen,
Gatecrasher, Gallery / Ministry Of Sound and Inside Out, while elsewhere in Europe he's also left his mark
on many famous stages, appearing on every Godskitchen Global Gathering festival in 2008, the Trance
Energy, Dance Valley and Mystery Land festivals in Holland, Monday Bar cruises in Sweden, Judgement
Sundays in Ibiza, plus east European leaders such as Sunrise and Qiev Dance. The picture is just as
complete in other continents, with Sean Tyas heavily touring North and South America as well as leading
shows in Asia and the massive Trance Energy Tour of Australia.
Recent production highlights include the 'Intricacy' collaboration with Armin van Buuren and chart topping
'Somethin's Up' and 'For The Most Part' collaborations with Simon Patterson on the Spinnin' label, while on
the solo tip, Sean has dropped the massive 'Melbourne' on Discover, while also delving into cooler tech
trance in 'Seven Weeks' on Sander's Doorn label and the rampaging techno influenced monster 'Rulebook'
on Discover Dark. The Sean Tyas remix credits continue to read like an A to Z of dance music, reworking
tracks by Armin van Buuren, Push, Alex MORPH & Woody van Eyden and Signum in the past 12 months,
while earlier remix credits include Moby, Above & Beyond and PPK to name but a few.
With a rapidly rising global profile, Sean Tyas has also been busy on CD and radio projects. 2008 saw him
release Vol 3 in the 'Trance World' series of compilation CDs on Armada and this was followed in 2009 first
by a mix on the 'Trance Energy' (Australia) CD and next the the leading Ministry Of Sound Euphoria brand of
CDs, titled 'Euphoria Trance Awards' in October. February 2009 also saw Sean make his debut on the
prestigious BBC Radio 1 'Essential Mix', and following the success of his own radio show, 'Tytanium
Sessions' is now broadcast weekly on FM and digital stations worldwide.