Following the launch of DJ Mag’s Twitch account earlier this week, we have partnered with SMASH Esports and Yarden Nasimov for a charity Esports all-dayer this Sunday (5th April). The stream will raise money for the World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Response Fund.
Michael Theanne, a sales manager for DJ Mag for most of the noughties, has sadly passed away. He was 45.
Michael was reportedly returning home from a hike with his dogs near his LA home when he collapsed. A coroner’s report is pending. He is survived by his wife and young child.
Affectionately known as Mickey T in the industry, Michael started work as Sales Manager for DJ Mag in 2000, working for the company for most of the noughties.
Steve Aoki is now a creative director for Tic Tac after collaborating with the brand on a new product, Tic Tac X-Freeze.
Tomorrowland has shared the full, three-hour orchestral Our Story show online.
Taking place back in October at Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome, Tomorrowland Presents: Our Story celebrated 15 years of the Belgian festival alongside the Metropole Orchestra, who also performed two Symphony of Unity performances at Tomorrowland 2019.
Tomorrowland has announced the Sunday main stage headliners for weekend one of this year's festival.
Following the rumours that Swedish House Mafia would be headlining both weekends, Tomorrowland have revealed the weekend one slot will by filled by acts already slated to perform across the weekend.
The 2019 flagship edition of Electric Daisy Carnival, AKA EDC, went ahead last weekend in Las Vegas.
Over three days attendees witnessed performances from the likes of DJ Mag's current cover star Armin van Buuren, Skrillex, Above & Beyond, Alesso and many more, spanning EDM, trance and dubstep.
Romania's largest festival, UNTOLD, is set to return for its fifth edition this summer, and it's now been revealed that the likes of Armin van Buuren, Don Diablo and Steve Aoki will all be making appearances over the weekend.
Steve Aoki is moving into the fitness business, launching a brand new workout app called Aoki Bootcamp.
Aoki says that his busy schedule makes it hard for him to stick to a fitness routine, but would fit in some workout time wherever he could.
"I’m the kind of guy who will work out wherever I am, whether I’m in the green room or backstage at a festival or in my hotel room," he explains. "I’d been putting my workout on social media and people would come up to me and I thought that I really wanted to bring this out so people can join in."
Dance music culture has invaded gaming, and is blurring the line between the real and virtual world. Big gaming companies are recruiting dance music DJs for more than their music. They are co-opting their image, their brand, their personality and weaving their digital avatars into a video game storyline.