It’s been 25 years for DJT


DJT is celebrating 25 years in the business in 2013 and according to the DJ it does feel like a long time.


The DJ sat down for an interview with Electronic Beats and said that because life and clubculture had gone through so many changes in the last two and half decades he feels like he has lived several lives since then.


DJT, who is releasing two albums to celebrate the milestone, went into the business after discovering his passion for music, dancing, and collecting vinyl records.


“I can remember when I did my first mix as if it was yesterday. We prepared the birthday-party of a friend and I had two pitchable turntables in my hands for the first time. There was one hour to go till the start of the party and I had nothing to do, so I instinctively started to play around with two records of Kool & The Gang”.


The albums, AGES, will feature one track from each of the 25 years in business. The first has already been released and a second is being worked on.


“The main aspect of the concept was to mainly get tracks that were never available digitally before and are timeless enough to be played in contemporary sets,” he said.


“When I started digging deep in my vinyl collection to select the tracklist, there were too many great tracks coming my way. I simply couldn’t resist making a second volume with the same concept”.


Dance music hitting the high notes in the Uk

Dance music is gaining popularity in the UK. The latest data from the BPI (British Phonographic Industry) says that dance music is the most popular it has been in the Isles since 2006. The genre has a market share of 16.3%. That is behind the two largest market shareholders pop and rock.

Singles in the genre have also gone up by 19.1% in the first six months of the year and dance album sales are up by more than one third.

At least ten dance songs have sold more than a quarter of a million copies in the last seven months.

Calvin Harris beat Michael Jackson’s record for the most top ten hits from a single album in April with the album 18 Month. Harris has had eight top ten hits while Jackson’s previous record was seven.

Dance music single sales are up by 19.1 per cent.

Other interesting facts see that more than one in six singles sold in the UK between January and June were dance tracks; six of May’s top ten selling singles were dance songs, and 46.9 per cent of dance songs were downloaded.

Among the most popular acts are Daft Punk, whose album Get Lucky took 69 days to sell 1 million copies in the Uk.


Mariah Carey Not Ready to Let Go

Mariah Carey hit some bumps in the road and says she isn’t quite ready to release her new album The Art of Letting Go just yet. The 43 year old songstress and mother of twins Munroe and Moroccan was planning to release the new album on July 23 but said that she got so immersed in the creative process that she didn’t think it would do the album justice to release it then.

The singer explained that there were a few songs that she did not want to exclude from the album and so she prefers to wait. No word yet as to when the album will be released. Carey spent time earlier in the summer on the island of Capri shooting a music video for a collaboration she did with Miguel.

The singer was hospitalized in July after she suffered a dislocated shoulder and broken rib while shooting the music video for a remix of her song Beautiful in New York. Sources say the injuries may have happened when the singer took a fall in her heels. The injuries didn’t stop her performing at a Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert in Central Park on July 23.

The multiple Grammy Award-winning Carey has been on a musical and personal high since marrying Nick Cannon in 2008. The pair welcomed their children, one boy, one girl, in April 2011.