EDM @ LDI Tradeshow & Workshops in Las Vegas Nov 17-23 | Electronic Dance Music Master Classes With Industry Experts In Lighting, Projection & Sound

EDM @ LDI Tradeshow & Workshops
Electronic Dance Music Master Classes (EDMMC) with Industry experts in Lighting, Projection & Sound
November 17-23, 2014
Las Vegas Convention Center
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In association
 Steve Lieberman of SJ Lighting and Vello Virkhaus of V Squared Labs 
EDM@LDI is bringing professional DJs & VJs together with the top manufacturers of gear and professional training at the annual LDI2014, the largest North American trade show and conference for entertainment design and technology, being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center on November 17-23, 2014.
EDM@LDI is open to all working and aspiring DJs and VJs looking to learn the latest in DJ and VJ gear via booths and demos, extensive training and education from key industry experts, sessions from both aspiring and established DJs, and a state of the art performance space.
LDI has partnered with three of the top industry leaders - Marked Events, which produces BPM, Europe’s largest trade show dedicated to the DJ market, bringing  key manufacturers on the show floor; DJ TechTools, the world’s largest global DJ website, will promote EDM@LDI to its dedicated fan base of 600,000 aspiring and professional DJs from around the world as well as schedule and curate key panels and sessions; and Dubspot, the premier electronic music and DJ school in the world, will host a three-day workshop with lectures covering DJing, music production, sound design, mixing and mastering, and visual performance. Workshops will also discuss cutting-edge tools like VDMX, Traktor, Komplete +, Ableton Live, Maschine, Reason, and iZotope software.
Ean Golden, DJ TechTools founder and widely respected DJ, will personally be heavily involved in the onsite content. He will host two sessions at EDM@LDI, including an in-depth look into “Creative Controllerism,” highlighting the art of the DJ and how the use of technology can add flair and creativity to his set. Ean will also host a Q&A with sound engineer genius Luca Pretolesi of Studio DMI.
There will be a special performance by London/LA foursome Noize Parade on Friday, November 21 on the EDM stage. After winning Fame Music’s World Electronic Music contest with their epic electro-tinged vocal track ‘Dangerous’, Noize Parade catapulted on to high profile performances at some of Ibiza’s hottest events – Cream, Together and Pukka Up’s largest ever yacht party – before embarking on a mini international tour taking in Las Vegas and Dubai.
Working and aspiring DJs and VJs looking to become part of EDM@LDI and start acquiring the tools to succeed can register here.
Electronic Dance Music Master Classes (EDMMC) – Lighting & Projection
Take a look at the sharpest visuals on the EDM scene at the Electronic Dance Music Master Classes for Lighting + Projection. Creative consultants Steve Lieberman of SJ Lighting and Vello Virkhaus of V Squared Labs return to lead our second Electronic Dance Music Master Classes focusing on production and lighting design, programming, pixel mapping, 3D mapping, working with DJs, creating documentation, and more for the EDM world, from clubs and smaller venues to festivals, and everything in between.  
Electronic Dance Music Master Classes (EDMMC) – Sound
Creative consultants and sound engineering/install/design professionals Todd Konecny and Rupert Murray of Sound Investment Audio, will lead the first-ever Live Design Electronic Dance Music Master Classes for sound. These EDM Master Classes focus on all things audio with two days of in-depth sessions covering sound design and installation, signal processing, high output sound systems, clubs versus festival settings, and other essential issues on producing great-sounding EDM events.
Electronic Dance Music Master Clases – additional featured speakers include:
  • Vello Virkhaus, co-creative consultant for 2014 EDMMC. He is the CEO and creative director of V Squared Labs, an experiential visual art production studio. His VJ skills have been seen at Electric Daisy Carnival and Ultra Music Festival, and he has worked with Skrillex, Amon Tobin, and Krewella, to name a few.
  • Steve Lieberman, co-creative consultant for 2014 EDMMC. He is the founder of SJ Lighting, and a world-renowned production and lighting designer for such large-scale EDM festivals as Electric Daisy Carnival and Ultra Music Festival, as well as world class clubs.
  • Surya Buchwald, visualist for The Glitch Mob and Wolfgang Gartner.
  • Mat Halee, Founder Of Imag8ninteen.
  • Rupert AG Murray, co-creative consultant for 2014 EDMMC and is a recent addition to the Sound Investment Audio.
  • Todd Konecny, co-creative consultant for 2014 EDMMC. He is a partner at Sound Investment Audio.
  • Alex Ares designed For Swedish House Mafia, A-Trak, and more.
  • Koen De Puysseleir, Tiesto’s exclusive designer.
  • Todd Moyer of Todd Moyer Designs, provides unique experiences through the use of art and technology.
  • Mike Winklemann, graphic designer working with Deadmau5, Skrillex, And Avicii.
For more info on EDMMC sessions and schedule, click here.
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Now in its 27th year, Live Design International (LDI) has become the leading tradeshow and conference for live design professionals in North and South America. Over 8,000 attendees working in theatre, concerts, houses of worship, corporate presentations, clubs, theme parks, and any other live venue, come to LDI from 72 countries to see the latest gear in action, refresh their knowledge, and replenish their creativity. More than 300 exhibiting companies provide attendees with live demos and the opportunity for face-to-face discussions about equipment, including lighting, sound, projection, and special effects.

French Super Trio Apollonia Brings Ghostly Grooves to Halloween 2014 in Chicago

French Super Trio Apollonia Brings Ghostly Grooves to Halloween 2014 in Chicago
New Album ‘Tour à Tour’ is out  now!
Billboard CODE Exclusive: Apollonia Premiere “El Señor Vador” Off Debut Album – listen here!
HALLOWEEN 2014 - October 31, 2014
Paradigm presents
Max Jacobson & Mantas Steles
Lacuna Artist Loft Studio
2150 South Canalport Chicago, IL
Doors 10pm | 21+

Photo Credit: Tasya Menaker

“Apollonia are a trio that is without question at the top of their game. Their energy, track selection and sheer groove is unrivaled “ –Mixmag

Drawing near the end of the successful North American leg of their fall tour, French trio Apollonia, comprised of vibe brothers Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom and Shonky, are set to headline the Windy City’s Halloween 2014, a celebration presented by Chicago based event gurus Paradigm Presents, Friday October 31. The trio will treat fans to a night of ghostly grooves and bone chilling beats just in time to celebrate the release of their debut album Tour à Tour out now!

The party will transform Chicago’s premier loft work-space and art studio, Lacuna Artist Loft Studio, promising 15,000 square feet of haunted warehouse equip with deadly décor and full-on audio-visual onslaught, with two rooms filled of sights and sounds from the underground. The fright fest will also feature Mixmag’s October cover artist Tiga and DJ/ producer Audion (AKA Matthew Dear), playing their brand new collaborative stage show. Chicago locals Max Jacobson and Mantas Steles will also hit the decks.

Party-goers are encouraged to take part in Paradigm’s Halloween Costume Contest and dress to fright! Impress guest judges Apollonia for a chance to win an Apollonia prize package including a copy of their debut album Tour à Tour, VIP tickets for Paradigm’s NYE event and more! Costumes will be judged based on originality, craftsmanship, and scare factor.

Halloween 2014 Early Bird tickets have already sold out. Tickets are available at Resident Advisor while supplies last!

Apollonia ‘Tour à Tour’ is out now on iTunes! 



“The sound system at Verboten is fantastic. I enjoy playing there, and I stay until the end of the night, just listening to music.” — Matthew Dear
October 23 Zeitgeist: Bag Raiders [DJ set]
October 23 Feel Up Records CMJ Showcase: Jillionaire / Nick Hook / Richie Beretta / Boy/Friend / Teleseen / Clementine & The Galaxy [live] (in Cabaret Room)
October 24 Dusky [extended set] / Tom Trago / whiteowljaguar

October 25 Subversions: Matthew Dear / Roman Flügel / Daniel Avery

Verboten is honoring up to 100 CMJ Music Marathon badges before midnight

Matthew Dear’s Subversions at Verboten / Menbar Photos for VerbotenNewYork.com

October 23 Zeitgeist: Bag Raiders

Bag Raiders are the combined talents of Jack Glass and Chris Stracey. Together, they produce the sparks of light, aural gems and sonic booms that make up one of the most sought-after duos on the planet. After dropping singles on Bang Gang 12s (Fun Punch, Turbo Love) and remixing the likes Cut Copy, Midnight Juggernauts and Kid Sister, the two’s reputation internationally grew, and when they released a little ditty titled ‘Shooting Stars’ they reached every dangerous, dark and smoky corner of the world, making them a household name among in-the-know indie kids, the sweaty dance faithful and the DJs across the globe. Check out their recent remixes for BANKS, Kimbra and more here.

October 23 Feel Up Records CMJ Showcase: Jillionaire / Nick Hook / Richie Beretta / Boy/Friend / Teleseen / Clementine & The Galaxy [live] (in Cabaret Room)

With over 15 years of experience, Jillionaire has created a unique sound that is known and loved by the masses, mashing house and electro with the warm Caribbean rhythms of soca and dancehall. This uplifting and eclectic approach to music is collected under one roof with Feel Up Records, aiming to present a variety of sounds from around the world, to the world.

Alongside Diplo, Jillionaire is an integral member of Major Lazer’s globe-trotting genre-bending live show, with a worldwide tour schedule in promotion of their latest album “Free The Universe.” His solo career has also been moving at light speed, with headline gigs & tours across Europe, The UK, Asia/Australia, North and South America, guest mixes for BBC Radio 1 and MTV, a remix on Ultra and more releases in the pipeline.

Drawing influences from music as diverse as Ethiopian jazz, Afro house, samba and dub techno, Teleseen stitches a strikingly original blend of old and new sounds into a danceable mix. This year, Teleseen joins Feel Up Records with a new EP, ‘Anamorph.’ The latest project is a more dancefloor friendly offering that mixes his diverse influences into a stew that contains echoes both of classic New York City house and disco like Ron Trent and Trinidadian Deep, as well as the more modern sounds of Southern Africa like Shangaan Electro or DJ Malvado, and shades of Brazilian Batucada rhythms. Finally, a deep, dubby yet danceable sensibility with live horns, keys and percussion, completes the alchemy.

The longing in Julie Hardy’s voice is palpable. It’s a gorgeous voice, filled with warmth and pain, seemingly in contrast with the icy synths and computerized sounds that lurk behind her heartache.  But within Clementine & The Galaxy, these two worlds meld together just fine. A retro/futuristic spin on pop, the Brooklyn duo craft evocative electro sounds with a human heart. Hardy may sing “I’ve been programmed not to miss you,” but it’s her soulfulness that propels the whooshing synths and cinematic flourishes of her bandmate/partner Mike MacAllister. This year, Clementine & The Galaxy will unveil their second EP, ‘Midnight Machine,’ on Feel Up Records.

October 24 Dusky [extended set] / Tom Trago / whiteowljaguar

London-based duo Dusky‘s sound glides across genres effortlessly. After making a splash on the scene with their 2011 soul-drenched house anthem “Lost In You” feat. vocalist Janai, the pair’s debut album Stick By This was described as “an intoxicating album full of flashes of brilliance and innovation” by DJ Mag. Touching on ambient, dub, electronica and their organic take on house and techno, Dusky has quickly marked themselves out as producers with a uniquely broad appeal.

Tom Trago is an internationally renowned DJ, producer, live performer and label owner with three critically acclaimed albums to his name. His trademark style blends the best of three decades of dance music – disco, boogie, synth funk, Detroit techno and more – with insatiable house rhythms and an intrinsic grasp of what makes dancefloors tick.

Assembled in 2012, Tyler Vigil and Rebecca-Emma Kaplan (Dollpartz) blended their sounds to produce whiteowljaguar. Having ten years of DJ experience, Vigil uses his architectural mind to build sound, letting percussion lay his framework, while Dollpartz brings the electro-pop-culture influence of her time, paired with her taste for girly vocals and deep, dirty, hooting night owl bass, to blend the light and dark.

October 25 Subversions: Matthew Dear / Roman Flügel / Daniel Avery

Verboten is excited to present another edition of Subversions, Matthew Dear’s residency, with the concept of “performing with artists who inspire me by playing forward, body moving electronic music,” he states. Read more about Matthew Dear’s Subversions residency in his recent interview with Self-Titled Magazine here.

It didn’t take long for Matthew Dear to catapult himself into the front rank of micro house producers. Emerging in the early 2000s with a string of high-quality releases for Spectral Sound, Plus 8, and Perlon, Dear broke out in 2003 with the single “Dog Days.” He quickly found international success and juggled between monikers including Audien and Jabberjaw. After over a decade of exploring pop’s outer limits, Matthew Dear is no longer tied to any one genre, and is blessed with a bottomless well of creative energy.

Roman Flügel is one of the biggest names in the German electronic music scene, and the co-founder of the Ongaku/Klang/Playhouse labels. Active since the early 1990′s, Flügel is a chameleon dabbling in many styles from house to techno, electro and leftfield. He has seen success as a solo act as well as in collaboration with his long time partner Jorn Elling Wuttke. His latest solo project Happiness is Happening released on Dial Records, is available now on Beatport.

Daniel Avery may be known to clubbers around the world for his residency behind the decks at London institution fabric, but his rising craft as a producer is setting him apart. His 2013 debut album Drone Logic received a whirlwind of praise from media outlets such as Mixmag, who dubbed the album “mesmerizing.” Although rooted in house and techno, Avery’s vision of music has always free-floated between styles, which is reflected on his monthly Rinse FM radio show, proving him to be a creator of some of the most inventive and forward thinking electronic sounds emerging today.

54 North 11th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
About Verboten
Verboten is a leader in the New York underground dance music scene: booking, producing and promoting house music and techno parties at a variety of clubs, boats, festivals and music conferences. Verboten was founded by Jen Schiffer and John Perez with the goal to bring high quality production, exceptional customer service and the best international DJ talent to an eclectic crowd of discerning music fans. In 2012, Verboten was voted ‘Best Party’ in Time Out New York, ‘Best Promoter’ for Paper Magazine Nightlife Awards, and nominated for ‘Best Event Promoter’ in 2013′s International Dance Music Awards. In summer 2013 Verboten hosted its inaugural summer event series StageONE on the East River waterfront and it opened its eponymous new nightclub in the heart of Williamsburg in spring 2014.

Anjunadeep06 ABGT100 Afterparty | Madison Square Garden Set Times & Live Broadcast – October 18

Anjunadeep06 #ABGT100 Afterparty at Pacha NYC on October 18
Madison Square Garden Set Times and Live Broadcast

Above & Beyond’s deep house imprint Anjunadeep lands at Pacha NYC for the official #ABGT100 Afterparty with Lane 8, 16 Bit Lolitas, Beckwith, James Grant and Dom Donnelly on Saturday, October 18. Advance tickets are available here.
ABGT100 will set a historic precedent with Above & Beyond becoming the first British DJs to headline the prestigious venue. A limited late release of tickets has been made available here for the 100th episode of Group Therapy celebration. Set times for #ABGT100 at Madison Square Garden are also announced below (times are subject to change):
ABGT100 at Madison Square Garden Set-Times
Above & Beyond (deep set): 7:00-8:00 pm EDT in studio – live stream only
ilan Bluestone: 8:00-9:00 pm EDT
Andrew Bayer: 9:00-10:00 pm EDT
Mat Zo: 10:00-11:00pm EDT
Above & Beyond: 11:00-1:00am EDT
Tune in for a special live broadcast beginning at 7:00pm EDT straight from “The World’s Most Famous Arena” at www.aboveandbeyond.nu/ABGT and SIRIUS XM BPM.From 7:00pm-8:00pm EDT fans can watch a live video of a special deep set by Above & Beyond. The milestone event will celebrate 100 episodes of the trio’s Group Therapy radio show and Above & Beyond will take to the world-famous stage again at 11:00pm EDT, following warm up sets from ilan Bluestone, Andrew Bayer and Mat Zo.  During the broadcast Above & Beyond also plan to announce some album tour news for their LA and London-based fans. New tracks from their highly anticipated third artist album We Are All We Need (out January 20, 2015 via Anjunabeats/Ultra Music) will also be featured in Above & Beyond’s #ABGT100 set.

About Above & Beyond
Over their three critically-acclaimed studio albums, along with their recent Acoustic project, Above & Beyond have continually been celebrated for placing real musicianship and songwriting at the heart of what they do. While their famed club mixes have resonated with the dance generation, the songs behind them have touched fans of all ages across the globe. As influenced as much by Jeff Buckley or Bon Iver as they are by their deep love of electronic music, Above & Beyond’s songs and lyrics have been sung back to them at the world’s biggest stadiums and stages – from Brixton Academy to LA’s Hollywood Palladium, to their famed 1 million people gig at Barra Beach in Rio de Janeiro in 2007.
About Made Event
Made Event, founded by Mike Bindra and Laura De Palma and recently acquired by SFX Entertainment, are the premiere producers of electronic music events and creators of the Electric Zoo Festival. They stand at the vanguard of their field due to the world-renowned caliber of entertainment and expert production values they bring into a variety of distinctive and innovative venues. Established in 2009, the internationally renowned  Electric Zoo Festival is one of New York City’s largest music festivals and features the top names in electronic music, bringing a wide variety of acts from around the world and across the spectrum of electronic music’s various sub-genres. A new edition of Electric Zoo was launched in Mexico City in May 2014. With over 20 years of combined experience, and nearly 500 events produced in New York City, Miami and elsewhere, Made Event continues to set the bar for quality electronic music events. It is also a regular contributor to New York-based art and culture charities.

Boo Yourself Halloween with Danny Tenaglia @ Output – October 31 (NYC)

Boo Yourself with Danny Tenaglia at Brooklyn’s Output Halloween Night - October 31st
“Over 30 years, Tenaglia has instilled himself as an electronic music legend” – Pulse Radio
“From the early years of disco to the dawn of tribal and progressive house to the more recent Tech House and Techno sounds, Danny has been a steadfast force in electronic music.” –Data Transmission
Photo Credit: Gary James
Danny Tenaglia has maintained his reputation of excellence from his early days in the tribal and progressive house scenes, to his current focus, techno and a consistently expanding fan base with a career spanning over 30 years. This Halloween, he returns to the place where it all began, his beloved hometown of Brooklyn for an unforgettable night of tricks, treats, and techno at one of the city’s key nightclubs, Output for a special Boo Yourself dance celebration on October 31


With the buzz of his latest project on the acclaimed Australian series Balance still stirring, fans will experience what makes headliner Danny Tenaglia a critical vein in the body of dance music. Since it’s September release, Balance 025 has captivated listeners sending them on a ride as it captures the essence of today’s techno and tech house, with teases of Tenaglia’s tribal beginnings. Introducing fans to a tougher vibe, Tenaglia’s sound is still very easily recognized. His passion is evident in the personal edits of almost every track on the double CD that reflect his vision of the contemporary techno sound that has helped push him to the forefront of the dance music scene throughout the years. Purchase Balance 025 hereThis Halloween, fans will not be let down as Tenaglia tantalizes with his irresistible spin on the sound of the underground.


Boo Yourself will also feature NightChild Records’ Rissa Garcia in the main room, while Kasper Bjørke, who has just released a new album After Forever, Running Back label head Gerd Janson and Have a Killer Time’s own Justin Miller throw down in The Panther Room.

Boo Yourself Early Bird tickets have already sold out. Advance General Admission tickets are available at Ticketfly and Resident Advisor while supplies last!
Friday, October 31
Danny Tenaglia
Rissa Garcia [NightChild Records]

/Panther Room/
Kasper Bjørke [Eskimo/Correspondant/hfn-Music]
Gerd Janson [Running Back]
Justin Miller [Have A Killer Time]