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Deep house is a subgenre of house music that originated in the 1980s, initially fusing elements of Chicago house with 1980s jazz-funk and touches of soul music. The lengths of the tracks are usually around 7 and 10 minutes, with tempos usually in the range of 120 to 130 BPM. This style of house music can often have an acoustic feeling. Deep house has gained popularity over the years according to Beatport, being one of its top sellers among genres.

Ride the bandwagon with us:

Huge brawl starts while Showtek “FTS” is playing in the background.

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Dada Life member Olle Cornéer has finally revealed the reason for his absence in their latest tour: cancer. Released along with a photo depicting the already bald-headed Olle was a textual statement describing his experience over the past week. Find that below.

Best wishes in a speedy recovery, Olle.

A MESSAGE FROM OLLE

“It’s the best cancer you can get.”
“Cancer?”
The only word I could hear was “cancer” and it kept bouncing inside my head and I don’t think I heard what the doctor said for the rest of the visit.

As some of you know I’ve been away from the touring. And now I want to tell you why. In the beginning of September I went to the doctor. It was a Monday. On Wednesday I had surgery (moving fast is important). Since then I’ve been taking blood samples, going through x-rays and talking to doctors. And now I’m in chemotherapy.

Yes, it’s cancer. But after talking to the doctors I’ve realized that this particular form really is “the best” cancer you can get. Most people that get treatment become completely free from it.

After coming home from surgery I laid in the dark of my room, feeling completely numb. Darkness outside, darkness inside. But pretty soon I got up. In a way the world outside had changed. Now it’s like I see the contrasts clearer. I see what’s important, and what’s not. Family, friends, of course. But also my large dysfunctional family – you. I have realized how important all of you are.

I also feel more creative than I have in ages. There are no limits anymore. No boundaries. I don’t give a shit what people think about our music. (I don’t think I cared before either, but even less now.) The last few years I’ve been making a lot of music that doesn’t really have a beat. It’s the stuff I hear inside my head after the lights go dark at a big show, alone winding down at night. I’ve decided to finish those songs and release them http://www.facebook.com/nightgestalt

But that doesn’t mean I’m abandoning the beat! Dada Life is more important than ever. We have so many great songs in us, I feel we’ve barely scratched the surface. Dance music is one of the most explosive forces in the world. Just imagine how a kick drum and a bass can rattle your body and force you to move as one, together with all the other people in the room, smiling and sharing the same experience without saying one word. That kick drum changes peoples life. I have given my life to that kick drum.

I will be away from touring for a while. I don’t know exactly how long right now, but I aim to be back at the end of this year. Stefan will still be doing all the shows and play a full Dada Life-set. It won’t be long until the bass hits you in the stomach and you look up towards stage and see two DADAS bouncing up and down smiling.

I will see you all in DADA LAND very soon.

Thanks for taking the time to read all my thoughts.

Olle

Where were you this weekend? If you missed the hard-hitting experience at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall put on by Q-Dance, this is the time to start crying. Q-dance and other European affiliates literally set the bar for staging and production for the biggest raves in America. This was the third installment of Q-dance’s original standalone American massive and featured artists that never went below 150 beats per minute. The night began with Audiofreq, then onto Psyko Punks, Technoboy, and Coone. Zatox then played a raw set with tracks off his new full length album, New World Order. Evil Activities ended the night with hardcore dance music reaching 200 beats per minute. There was a very friendly mosh pit that opened up for the entire hour of Evil Activities’ closing set, which seemed appropriate.

The night was definitely one for the books the main attraction appeared to be the composition of the stage and the overall lighting design. Q-Dance was able to take a few simple LED walls and turn them into impressive landscapes customized for each artist using 3D mapping. To make matters better, each artist got a traditional Q-Dance introduction and a unique theme, causing the stage to change every hour. In addition, there were a bunch of black lights subtly placed around the venue that only made the Q-Dance theme color, orange, glow. Well played.

 

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Up next for the hard dance fans, Basscon: Wasteland. January 23rd 2015 at the Los Angeles Palladium. With an unforeseen increase in effort from Q-dance, we can’t wait to see what Basscon has in store for us!

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An Insomniac Halloween: It’s All About the Details

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This Halloween season in Southern California had many raves, festivals, and parties. Two of the most notable events being HARD’s Day of the Dead, and Insomniac’s Escape:  All Hallows Eve. Without picking a favorite, it is easy to say Escape had world class entertainment that won’t be soon forgotten. 2:00am is a pretty early time to stop raving for the old school heads but with HARD ending at 11:00pm, Escape’s 2:00am shut down seemed reasonable.

Insomniac’s two-day Halloween festivities brought everything we’ve come to expect from the production company, such as nomadic performers, captivating three dimensional staging, quirky art installations, and other non-music entertainment such as haunted labyrinths. However, this particular Insomniac event seemed to have the best stuff hidden in the details. Each little thing was accounted for in order to give each and every attendee the most immersive experience possible. There are too many to list off but if you were there, you probably saw it too. At one point, you could be walking from one stage to another but you notice a group of spooky looking nurses and shoot them a smile. To your surprise, every single nurse focuses on you and locks eye contact, giving back a legitimately frightening stare down. Upon further inspection, you notice these nurses have gloves saturated with what looks like fresh blood and weaponized hypodermic needles.

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If you wanted to take a break by the famous NOS lake, you likely stumbled upon the Bayou Voodoo Mansion stage. This intimate stage featuring the artists who won the discovery project. This stage had some of the best vibes of the whole event. At one point, a man in a straw hat and bloody overalls climbed to the roof of the stage and banged a plank of wood against the side of the house with the beat of the music. Definitely a sight to be seen.

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New Year’s Eve is another one of those times where a lot of events will take place at the same time. Insomniac Events hasn’t officially said anything about their annual White Wonderland in Anaheim, but they have announced a new event called “Countdown.” The only info given so far is that Countdown will be 18+ on New Year’s Eve and at the NOS events center. Stay Tuned.

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