DJ W!LD’s Top 10 for March 2015

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DJ W!LD’s Top 10 for March 2015

  1. MILq – “Let’s Play With Me”

  2. DJ W!LD – “Acidmatik” (DJ Jus-Ed Headroom Mix)

  3. DJ W!LD – “All Night”

  4. Diego Krause – “Right About Now” (Apollonia)

  5. Mandar – “Peace Force” (Lazare Hoche Records)

  6. Voyeur – “Why” (Original mix)

  7. Johnny D – “Believer” (8bit)

  8. James Barnsley – “909 Jam”

  9. Lauhaus – “Better Beer” (Danse Club Records)

  10. Okain – “Stab”

DJs, submit your top 10 chart along with a photo and we’ll publish them.

Steven Lee’s 5 Tracks of the Moment

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DJ/producer/fitness pro Steven Lee has consistently delivered the goods as part of house duo Lee Cabrera. Now he’s taking his music to the next level by collaborating with pop-soul songstress Macy Gray and Metalheadz boss Goldie on the forthcoming “SuperHero,” a track that’s receiving a lot of buzz before its official release. “SuperHero” sets the stage for Lee’s solo album, #TeamWork. Lee’s upcoming #TeamWork Live global album tour will feature the aforementioned Gray and Goldie as well as Flo Rider, Thomas Gold and Iggy Azalea. Does this guy have connections or what?

We checked in with the multihyphenate and asked him to share five songs he can’t live without at the moment. Continue Reading

Raphael Dincsoy’s Top 10 for March 2015

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Raphael Dincsoy’s Top 10 for March 2015

  1. Discrete Circuit – “Incursion” (Mistress Recordings)

  2. ROD – “Trucker One” (Figure SPC)

  3. Fauntleroy – “Everything” (Len Faki Remix) (Cocoon Recordings)

  4. Thomas Hessler – “The Escaper” (IMF)

  5. Lewis Fautzi, Nuklear Default – “Point” (Soma)

  6. Knobs – “Feed Your Need” (Raphael Dincsoy Remix) (Nachtstrom Schallplatten)

  7. Hodge – “Blood Moon” (Hemlock Recordings)

  8. Terence Fixmer – “Inside of Me” (CLR)

  9. Rhymos – “Beat Around the Bush” (ESD)

  10. Tessela – “Bottom Out” (Kowton Remix) (R&S)

DJs, submit your top 10 chart along with a photo and we’ll publish them.

KKR’s Purchase of Pioneer DJ Is A Done Deal

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In September private equity firm KKR bought Pioneer DJ, reportedly for $550 million. At the time Pioneer had been selling off non-core assets to focus on its automotive electronics business, later selling its home audio-visual business to audio equipment maker Onkyo Corp.

Today we learned that the purchase of Pioneer DJ is now complete and both firms “will jointly leverage their respective business resources, brand power and technological capability, as well as global technology and media industry investment experience and networks to together aim for the further growth of Pioneer DJ.”

There’s no word yet whether there will be any changes in Pioneer DJ’s product line or staffing, but the company’s top brass are putting the proverbial good foot forward and painting the picture of a happy future.

Pioneer President and CEO Susumu Kotani, said, “KKR has a wealth of experience in the technology and media industry globally, and we are confident it has the expertise to drive Pioneer DJ forward. Pioneer will retain 14.95% of the voting rights in Pioneer DJ, and we will work with KKR to ensure the future growth of the company.”

Hiro Hirano, Member of KKR and CEO of KKR Japan, said, “We are delighted to have successfully completed this transaction, which is the first step in a promising future for Pioneer DJ. Pioneer DJ has built a leading position in the market based on its powerful brands and excellence in matching product development to market requirements. Over the long term, by working together with Pioneer DJ’s innovative management team, employees and Pioneer, KKR can provide support for the further growth and global expansion of the company.”

Yoshiaki Ide, Pioneer DJ President and CEO, said, “With the support of KKR, Pioneer DJ is embarking on a new journey as an independent company. We aim to leverage KKR’s global network and management expertise to grow our business. As an entertainment creation company we remain committed to the development of products and services that exceed customer expectations, and through the efforts of each employee we will strive to further improve customer value.”

Dan Curtin’s Top 10 For March 2015

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Dan Curtin’s Top 10 For March 2015

  1. Costelloe – “Influx” (Signal Code Records)
  2. Aardvark – “Thanxxx Joch” (Voyage Direct)
  3. Brad Peterson – “Virtual Headspace” (Neville Watson remix) (7th Sign Recordings)
  4. The Analogue Cops – “JT Breakfast” (Out Er)
  5. Session Victim – “Hey Stranger” (Delusions of Grandeur)
  6. Nacho Marco – “Visions” (Ovum)
  7. Fishermen – “Serpents” (Florian Kupfer Remix) (Skudge)
  8. DJ Spider & Franklin De Costa – “Consume” (KilleKill)
  9. Roberto Clementi – “Total Black” (Soma)
  10. El Prevost feat. G’nee – “D.A.N.”  (Third Ear)

DJs, submit your top 10 chart along with a photo and we’ll publish them.