Carl Cox Initiative Helps Children in War-Torn Areas

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In partnership with the Last Night A DJ Saved My Life foundation and the War Child organization, Carl Cox is launching an initiative that will allow anyone, anywhere on the planet, to aid children living in conflict zones just by sending a text. The idea is to inspire those who admire Cox and his mission to give £5 by texting “OHYES” to 70660. Simple as that. Instagive will handle collecting the donations and fork them over to War Child, which will in turn funnel them to children who are in harm’s way everywhere from the Middle East to Africa.

Another arm of British LNADJ’s fundraising efforts involved a nationwide DJ competition; there’s already a winner, 19-year-old Holly Louise, who will be performing with Cox for House The House on May 11 at the House of Commons. Additionally four donors to Cox’s cause will be randomly selected for VIP guestlist passes to the performance. That drawing closes on May 7, but other prizes will be offered through the initiative through its closing date of July 7.

Ramiro Lopez’s 5 Tracks of the Moment

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Ever since Ramiro Lopez graced us with a memorable Big Shot Guest Mix last year, he’s continued to evolve as an artist. In fact, his mix arrived at an important juncture in his career as he had decided to fully embrace techno into his DJ sets and productions.

Since then the prolific Spanish DJ/producer has cut a flurry of absolutely brilliant techno-charged tracks, including his Truce EP on Carl Cox and Jon Rundell‘s Intec label and “Easy Going” on Toolroom Trax.

With his next EP dropping soon on Octopus, and gigs galore throughout the end of the year, we got a few moments with Lopez and asked him to talk up five tracks that are currently rocking his world. He was more than happy to wax poetic for us.

Ramiro Lopez plays New Basement in Wiesbaden, Germany on November 11, Wave Club inSofia, Bulgaria on November 21 and Hotel W in Barcelona on November 22. Continue Reading

‘Can U Feel It’ – The UMF Experience Debuts on March 22

Can U Feel It-The UMF Experience will debut in over 500 theaters for one-night only across America on March 22. The film documents Ultra Music Festival 2011 and was shot in HD. The movie features an array of global dance music luminaries including Tiësto, David Guetta, Carl Cox, Afrojack, Fedde Le Grand, Boys Noize and more. Watch the full movie trailer here:

Contest Alert! Win Tickets to Ultra Music Festival

Ultra Music Festival 2012, taking place March 23-26, at Bayfront Amphitheater in Downtown Miami, sold-out almost instantly thanks to its stellar lineup of talent including: Tiësto, Kraftwerk, Carl Cox, Skrillex, Afrojack, Miike Snow, Pretty Lights, New Order, Groove Armada (DJ set), Dirty South, Loco Dice, A-Trak, Dada Life, Avicii, Justice, Fatboy Slim, Duck Sauce, M83, Carl Cox, Laidback Luke, 2manydjs, Metronomy, David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, Kaskade, Bassnectar, Chase and Status, Bloody Beetroots (DJ set), Fedde Le Grand, Knife Party, Magnetic Man, John Digweed, Steve Aoki, Ferry Corsten, and many more.

Tickets are impossible to get, but Big Shot is giving away a precious pair of tickets to the three-day blowout courtesy of our friends at UMF.

Excited? You should be!

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• Entrants must be following @bigshotmagazine and @ultramusic
• Winner is responsible for transportation to/from UMF 2012
• Anyone found using multiple accounts to enter will be ineligible
• Contest ends at 12:00pm EST on March 22, 2012

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And the winner is…

Big thanks to everyone who entered the contest!