Friday Roundup: 2013 Dance Music Review + 4 More Stories


'It felt like you couldn't move ten metres for a four-to-the-floor beat during 2013. Quite literally, too, during the summer months.' - Read The Quietus's review of the dancefloor in 2013 via the link below below. Pic: The Quietus / Anna Spysz

It's the last Friday Roundup before Christmas, but to be completely honest we'll be working right through this year, as there's so much going on here at Digital DJ Tips Towers right now, the biggest thing being the continued filming of the Digital DJ Masterclass course... it's getting really exciting!

Meanwhile, please do what we say and not what we do, and have a long, fun and well-deserved break this holiday season. Here's a bumper load of reading for you to keep you amused when Christmas telly gets, y'know, a bit much. All the best!

  1. 2013 Dance Music Review - An absolutely fantastic review of the year in dance music, from The Quietus Read more
  2. One-on-one with Armin van Buuren - Really good interview with the trance legend, from In The Mix. Especially strong when talking about playing warm-up sets. Read more
  3. Your Next Speakers Could Show "Now-Playing" Songs - Some DJs would love this idea, as reported by Hypebot, but I can see many hating it too! Read more
  4. The Biggest Party Animals In Dance Music - From In The Mix again, an amusing compilation of video clups and text to prop up their list of the 10 most hedonistic DJ/producers Read more
  5. Bottle Service Is Over At New York Clubs - Interesting article from Business Insider picking up on the apparent trend away from VIP-centric club policies Read more

For those of you who we're not going to be welcoming to the site over the festivities, enjoy yourselves and we'll see you on the other side. Chou! :)

How was 2013 for you? How was the dance scene where you live this year? Got anything you'd like to add about any of the articles above? Please do so in the comments!

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  1. ForcedHand says:

    RE: "Your Next Speakers Could Show “Now-Playing” Songs", I don't know why someone would want to push an expensive add-on to speakers with "Now Playing" when there's an inexpensive app called Shazam that will find the name of the song for you 95% of the time. For those times you can't find the name/artist of a song, wouldn't it make sense to talk to the DJ? This sounds like a solution looking for a problem.

    RE: Bottle Service, Glad to see bottle service is going away. Nobody likes to see someone flaunting their money in a place where people go to meet people and have fun. Seeing someone drop a few hundred dollars to "hoard space and coax "the hotties" away from the; young, broke, and attractive people" is a road map for clubs to sink themselves. People go to dance clubs to get away from all the BS they have to put up with at work.

    "Bottle Service people" have also been known to act like they run the place and have a tendency to exhibit aggressive and trashy behavior. If there's a fight at a club, chances are it was started by someone with Bottle Service trying to throw their weight around.

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