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Producer Sessions 004: Chad Hugo Sample Pack

CLICK HERE TO TRY OUT THE LATEST SAMPLE PACK BY CHAD HUGO.  Producer Sessions is a series from Dancing Astronaut meant to shine a brighter light on the producer community. Each volume will guide producers towards some of the freshest sample packs, plugins, FX, and presets out there.  Chad Hugo, hitmaking producer of The Neptunes […]

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MSG signs lease to build futuristic ‘Sphere’ venue

The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) edges closer to the eventual completion of its Las Vegas “MSG Sphere,” a 23,000 capacity crystal dome shaped venue that will seek to “revolutionize the way artists and audiences connect” through its technological design. “The environments and the stories told with this new medium will be impactful,” MSG Chairman and […]

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How Consumerism Transformed Society And Became The Only Purpose Of Human Existence

In times long past, most people lived in small farming communities. Everyone knew their neighbors, breathed clean air, ate food we’d call organic today (that’s all there was back then), and raised large families. For the most part, the villagers had the same language, religion, and culture. Artisans in town made necessary products by hand. […]

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Is Enforced Monogamy A Solution To The Broken Sexual Marketplace?

Recently, psychologist and lecturer Jordan Peterson received criticism from his detractors for using the term “enforced monogamy” in a NY Times interview. Feminists mischaracterized Peterson as advocating a form of domestic slavery in which hapless women are assigned to undesirable men. Peterson clarified that he meant the type of socially-enforced monogamy already in common practice, […]

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Report: adidas Will Only Use Recycled Plastic In Products By 2024

adidas is committed to preserving the environment as they have recently announced that they want to only use recycled plastics in all their products by the year 2024. adidas has already made a strong push toward environment-friendly products with their ongoing partnership with Parley. They’re so committed in that partnership that they expect sales of Parley products […]

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Ultra Taiwan announcement expands itself to two days

Ultra Taiwan announces its adding a day to their music festival, culminating in a two day event. Now, the bigger event will take place at Taipei Dajia Ultra Park in Taipei, Taiwan on September 8-9 of this year. Powerhouse festival company, Ultra, continues to dominate in Asia, curating the continents largest music festival. Taiwan’s Road to Ultra will be […]

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deadmau5 announces upcoming collaboration with Lights, live stream of ‘mau5ville: level 2’

Quickly following up on the recently release of his eight-track compilation album, mau5ville: level 1, deadmau5 just teased more good news, announcing an upcoming collaboration with indie-pop phenomenon and fellow Canadian, Lights. The Skin & Earth vocalist has racked up hundreds of millions of plays over the course of a storied career, with a rap sheet that boasts […]

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Planned Parenthood Tells Women To Sleep Around To Preserve Its Abortion Business

Via Breitbart: Planned Parenthood NYC Action’s new fundraising campaign touting the “freedom to f**k” comes in the wake of President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. “New Yorkers have more sex than the rest of America (Woo! We did it!),” touts Planned Parenthood NYCAction. “Planned Parenthood of New York City […]

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DJs chime in on France’s World Cup win

France defeated Croatia in the World Cup finals on Sunday by a score of 4-2, marking their 2nd ever world cup victory. Countless French DJs took to social media to share their support and excitement. Below are reactions from some of them. DJ SNAKE With the Wolrd Cup trophy and FIFA’s Young Player Award winner, Kylian […]

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DJing Goldman Sachs executive David Solomon named investment bank’s next CEO

David Solomon, known behind the desk as co-chief operating officer and president of Goldman Sachs, and behind the decks as DJ D-Sol, has been named the next CEO of America’s largest investment banking firm. DJ D-Sol’s credentials include slots of New York nightclubs and beaches in the Bahamas, though now his time digging through crates […]

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MADE Festival to provide free on-site drug testing and counseling

MADE Festival will offer its attendees free on-site drug testing and counseling in an effort to prevent drug related deaths at its 2018 edition, slated for Saturday, July 28 at Perry Park. MADE will partner with non-profit community interest company and drug safety group, The Loop, to provide the testing and counseling. The Loop was […]

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It’s official: Calvin Harris is richer than Drake & Paul McCartney

It’s common knowledge by now that EDM can be a lucrative field for certain artists, with high earners like David Guetta, Steve Aoki, and The Chainsmokers successfully making a crossover into the mainstream and earning tens of millions in the process. Calvin Harris, who’s forged countless number one hits to date and captured the hearts […]

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Popular dance music videographer Rory Kramer severely injured in automobile accident

Warning — the contents of this article feature graphic descriptions and images Videographer and photographer for prominent pop and electronic acts including The Chainsmokers, Justin Bieber, and Krewella, Rory Kramer has been hospitalized following an automobile accident. “48 hours ago, I lost control of my car at a very high speed on a gravel road, hitting a […]

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Get lost in Fiji with Your Paradise’s lineup featuring What So Not, Ekali, Nora En Pure, and more

Imagine idyllic white-sand beaches, snorkeling with exotic and colorful fish, and seeing some of electronic music’s finest artists like What So Not, Mija, and Nora En Pure all in one place. Fiji’s Your Paradise will turn these dreams into reality with this year’s lineup. Your Paradise is set amongst iconic beaches, private islands, sandbanks and surf breaks that welcome […]

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Chance the Rapper announces he’s releasing an album soon [UPDATED]

Chance the Rapper has announced plans to release a new album this week, according to a recent interview he did with the Chicago Tribune. Though true to Chance’s MO, he didn’t specify how he would release it, whether it would be released independently or as an exclusive on a streaming service like 2016’s Coloring Book, which streamed exclusively […]

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4 Observations From My Trip To Vietnam

Occasionally I write about East Asia here at ROK, and after having spenth about a month in South Korea, Japan, Vietnam and other locations, I have additional insights and information to share. Since Vietnam, while being a rather interesting emerging market, has almost completely been ignored on these pages, I will specifically look into America’s […]

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8 things we learned from Rob Swire’s Reddit AMA

“I’d like to preface this by saying I sincerely regret agreeing to this AMA.” And thus, Rob Swire‘s July 13 Reddit AMA began. The outspoken Pendulum musician took to the internet to answer fan questions on the release day of his collaboration with deadmau5, “Monophobia.” He covered everything from unreleased tunes to current EDM trends […]

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