In celebration of the first ever electronic dance music course added as a course option at the University of Southern California, the Los Angeles school invited some of dance music’s most important business pioneers for a panel and night of discussion. Gary Richards, creator and mind behind HARD Presents, COO of Insomniac Simon Rust Lamb and TAO and Marquee owner and Las Vegas connoisseur Jason Strauss sat down with an intimate crowd and delved into their individual histories and developments of each of their own innovative brands.
Holland’s Marco V is back this month with a welcome return to Funkerman and Fedde Le Grand’s Flamingo Recordings imprint. Last found representing the label alongside Doctors In Florence, Marco is back on his own two feet to see in the summer clubbing season. True to his penchant for testing the waters of electro house and its various recesses, “Bugabull” is a bouncy yet high-octane offering that places Marco into the peak time limelight whilst maintaining his creative flare. Say what you will about the state of the market, but this fresh-faced and rhythmically charged offering offers a digression from the typical sound of Dutch house that is sure to add some brownie points to the T.A.O. head-honchos playbook of finely tuned bangers.
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Technomic’s numbers for 2012′s highest grossing nightclubs, bars, and lounges are out. Who do you think tops the list? Last year Marquee Nightclub/Dayclub in Las Vegas and XS in Las Vegas took the number one and two spots. Eight out of the top ten grossers were in Vegas. This year, there are 21 entries on the list from Vegas alone, 22 from California, and 8 from New York. Click through to check out the list in its entirety.