If you’ve ever wondered what a Disney-sponsored rave might look like, go check out a deadmau5 show. Pronounced “dead mouse,” the musician’s stage name comes from the mouse-styled mask that he wears while performing (and which looks suspiciously like Mickey Mouse with a disco ball in his mouth). That costume was in turn inspired by finding a dead mouse in his computer while updating his video card. The artist’s real name is Joel Thomas Zimmerman, and despite his artistic persona, there’s no hiding his popularity. He’s had three number-one Hot Dance Airplay hits, Direct TV Current Offers, including 2008′s “Move for Me,” a collaboration with Kaskade. He’s also won three Juno Awards (the equivalent of the Canadian Grammys) for Dance Recording of the Year in 2008, 2009, and 2010. (more…)
The great thing about becoming a DJ is that you get to learn all about screwing and chopping modern dance hits to become techno beats that people are going to love. Becoming a DJ is not something that you do overnight and you really do learn on the job in most cases. There are quite a number of classes that you can take if you want to become a DJ, but it is best to simply work under the wing of someone else who has been doing it for a number of years and (more…)
Getting a gig as a DJ requires you to get yourself out and talk to people”namely club owners or managers and the people who can get you connected with club owners or managers. You should have a demo CD to hand to this person with your best music on it, and you should also be willing to audition for him or her. Other important tips include having business cards and dressing for the part. You want to look professional yet hip. Keep in mind that professionalism isn’t always about how you dress, (more…)
No two weddings are alike and for many, the type of music played at the gathering determines the tone of the celebration. At the end of the day, the wedding is about the couple getting married, but most couples do want their guests to have a good time too, so the question becomes what is the right dance music to play?
Each couple has their own style and music that they enjoy. It’s safe to assume that the couple’s friends and family will share variations of that style (more…)
For a disc jockey who is hosting an event for a new client, or is doing their first gig ever, choosing the right music, the right mix of songs, and the right flow to get the crowd into a party, is really important to ensure that everyone at the event is having a great time. Depending on which type of event you are hosting, the kind of musich which you choose to play will vary. Depending on the age, the style, the function, and the people who are actually present, the wrong choice (more…)
Dance has been around since the beginning of time and has remained one of the favorite forms of non-verbal communication. From classical ballet to contemporary dance, bodies in motion are a great way to tell a story. Modern dance has caught fire around the world for it’s open channel of communication and free and clear dance environment without rules. The modern dance technique is a blank canvas to express oneself with raw and visceral emotions that transcend all languages and cultures making this artistic form of dance a real hit with an international audience.
Creating routines for modern dance (more…)
Most older people will say that music has changed for the worst. They complain that today’s music is tasteless and most singers today lack real talent. However, there are many party hits that older people will enjoy. Willow Smith, who is the daughter of Will and Jayda Pinkett-Smith, had a huge hit last year with her single “Whip My Hair Back.” The song became an instant hit and is now among the favorites that is played at parties.
People love dancing, whether it’s to techno, hip hop, salsa, or pop music. With satellite internet from www.wildbluedeals.com, it’s easy to find your new favorite songs. There’s much more to dancing then just music, though–in some cultures, dance is a part of their traditions.
In modern times, dancing is also a time to socialize. Some people fall in love with dancing through movie classics like “Dirty Dancing” and “Saturday Night Fever”. Even if you can’t dance as well as the stars, you can still enjoy a night out with friends. It’s important to make time for the things you enjoy, especially if you spend most of your time caring for your children. Get a babysitter so you can enjoy a fun night out with friends or your significant other.
Dancing offers many benefits, no matter how skilled you are. You can get exercise, make friends, and feel good about yourself while enjoying exciting music and atmosphere. Make sure to only go to clubs where you feel safe, though. If you haven’t been out in a while, you may find that some of the new music sounds very different from what you’re used to. Don’t let it distract you, though–the music is just there to help you move your feet, and once you get used to it, you’ll get into the groove.
Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video premiered in 1983, and more than 25 years later, mastery of Michael’s infamous dance is still a highly prized skill. There’s no easy way to get the hang of it, other than practice, practice, practice. The website ThrillTheWorld.com, home of the international annual event, offers a series of teaching videos which breaks the dance into 8 steps (Zombie March, March Booty Swim, Shuffle Ha Slide, Hip N’ Roar, Wuz Up, Oh Snap Rock On, Head N’ Shoulders, and Stomp) along with several demonstrations of the whole dance. The eHow article “How to Learn the Thriller Dance Step-by-Step” by Jennifer Hudock doesn’t feature any visual aids, but does offer verbal instructions for the dance that might be useful for comparison.Many people have shared their own shot at the dance online. Perhaps the best known is the 2007 viral video featuring the inmates of Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC). Other popular videos include a wedding party doing the dance at a reception and a scene from the movie 13 Going On 30. Don’t view these videos as competitionjust think of them as inspiration. (more…)
Barbadian beauty Rihanna holds the record for most number one hits on the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay chart. With the November release of her fifth studio album, it’s the perfect time to look back at her evolutionand revolutionsover the years.
- “Pon de Replay”, Music of the Sun (2005): This was Rihanna’s first single, released when she was just 16. The song was acclaimed for its blend of dancehall reggae vocals and American dance pop. In particular, it garnered comparisons to Beyonce’s “Baby Boy,” as well as hits by Adam and the Ants and Bow Wow Wow. (more…)