Abel Sanchez was born in the Bronx, and raised in Paterson, NJ. Ever since he was a kid his favorite pass time was listening to the radio and imitating his favorite DJ's. Soon after getting turntables and a mixer as a gift from his dad, his passion for playing music had him DJ-ing parties. Before long he was playing in local NJ clubs. But it wasn't the same as being on the radio. So Abel enrolled into The Connecticut School Of Broadcasting, upon graduating, Abel got his start at WKTU where he was a phone-op/producer. It was there that he established a friendship with Broadway Bill Lee and his wife, Beth Bacall. Abel wasted no time in absorbing all he could from his mentors, and soon thereafter, Abel landed an On-Air gig at WAWZ/STAR 99.1 NYC, where under Beth’s tutelage he quickly became an established personality taking his air shift from 21st place to a tie for 4th in the Arbitron ratings.
In 2004 Abel was an A.I.R Award nominee for Mixshow DJ of the Year. In addition to his on air talents his production skills did not go unnoticed as he completely re-imaged and rebranded the station. These abilities caught the attention of Jarad Broadcasting who recruited Abel to be the voice of "The World Famous" WLIR as well as becoming the afternoon personality for sister station WBON 98.5 "La Fiesta" In addition, Abel was Production Director for all three Jarad Broadcasting Stations WLIR 107.1, WBON 98.5, WDRE. When given the opportunity to join WNYZ/Pulse 87.7 staff Abel did not hesitate!
Vaux & Rivera have been making serious moves in terms of house remixes. With serious vocal manipulation skills, simplistic and effective production, and a deep dance vibe that will get anyone’s feet moving, this Philly-based duo continues to build momentum.
This is definitely one of my top renditions for Cazzette‘s Sleepless remix fad. My favorite part comes at 1:35: a super creative vocal breakdown that truly impresses. Don’t sleep on this deep house remix, grab it for free Here!!!
Zedd Loses Hearing in Left Ear
Zedd recently took to Twitter to share with his fans some troubling news. The super star DJ and producer who was prominently featured in Forbes Richest DJs of 2014 has apparently been diagnosed with a sudden hearing loss in his left ear.
Above & Beyond Talk About Upcoming Album & More...
Two thirds of UK electronic band Above and Beyond stopped by Billboard's tent in advance of their set at Lollapalooza to chat about the latest additions to their musical repertoire, including their forthcoming as-yet-untitled 2015 album and their brand-new video for "Blue Sky Action," which they say was inspired by the setting of 1979's 'Mad Max,' as well as a certain science-fiction Disney movie.
Above & Beyond's forthcoming, as-yet-untitled fifth studio record, McGuinness and Jono Grant tell Billboard, will feature collaborations and guest spots from musicians like Alex Vargas, who sings vocals on "Blue Sky Action," and Zoe Johnston as well as several instrumental tracks.
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David Guetta Spaced Out At Tomorrow Land...
David Guetta recently played at the world renowned Tomorrowland music festival in Belgium over the past weekend, and seemed to be having a hard time keeping a smile on his face. In the following video, Guetta stares off into space while he’s turning knobs on his board and appears to be either under the influence or just plain bored.
Music Times reported on Guetta’s bizarre behavior, saying the following:
“It’s not clear if Guetta was simply exhausted, or tripping on molly, or coming to the realization that he’s absolutely sick of what he does for a living, but either way, it’s a fascinating watch.”
Even though the crowd doesn’t seem to mind Guetta’s space out, the video of him completely lost in his own world is already making the rounds in cyberspace. Don’t be surprised if memes and gifs pop up of the French-born EDM musician’s performance, or lack thereof, at Tomorrowland music festival.
In related news, Tomorrowland music festival drew in record breaking crowds, even catching the attention of Billboard magazine. This year would mark the 10th anniversary of the global dance party, which has included David Guetta as one of the main attractions for several of those ten years. Some other notable performers/DJs at the festival included: Teki Latex, Avicii, Hardwell, Tiesto, Gary Beck, Steve Aoki, and Paul van Dyk.
People traveled from all over the world to converge on the global dance festival. India, Australia, Russia, Germany, Chile, Canada, Spain, and even South Korea represented the crowd at Tomorrowland. BBC News reports one excited electronic music fan from Brazil as having the following to say about the Tomorrowland lineup:
“This is a dream come true, I feel like I’ve jumped inside my television because in Brazil my friends and I would always watch Tomorrowland’s videos and we always wanted to come here. I’m living a dream right now.”
More than 300,000 electronic music fans attended the three day long music event. Extra tickets were even released and sold out within the hour. BBC News also reports that the organizers of Tomorrowland intend on taking the concept to the United States. Debby Wilmsen, a press agent for the festival, told BBC the following:
“Now we have a new festival in the US called TomorrowWorld. It’s all gone very fast for us.”
TomorrowWorld will be in Septemberm and is a three-day festival beginning on the 26th and ending the 28th. This Tomorrowland spin-off will be held in Atlanta, Georgia this year.
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A Hawk Ate a Mouse on a Sidewalk in New York
Someone got footage of a hawk standing on a sidewalk in New York with a mouse in its talons yesterday. Then it got up onto a railing, and ate it in one gulp.