2012 captured in 60 seconds by Dillon Francis

Dillon Francis is one of those DJs who genuinely likes to have fun. This one-minute video is just a hilarious affirmation of that fact. It's a great merit for a DJ to have a good time not only at shows, but in every way possible. So in a way this video doesn't only sum up 2012, but Francis as a person and a DJ as well.


For the love of cats and good music, here's Dillon Francis's 2012 in 60 seconds!

Avicii and Nicky Romero publish official video for ‘ I Could Be the One’

The track's original instrumental version was known to fans as 'Nicktim'.Then the Swedish pop vocalist Noonie Bao stepped in to add the add vocals to the catchy melodic hooks of the superstar DJ/producer duo. 'I Could Be the One' is an excellent job by Avicii and Nicky Romero to bring yet another stadium-sized progressive house track that's going to stick around for longer.


The concept of the video is really cool also. Visualizing what a lot of people would like to do instead of their daily routines. It's time for a break from the ever day. Enjoy yourself, but be safe, though!

Traktor Cookery School at ADE 2012

Sharing the love via tummy and ears, a lot of important people in music – ranging from DJs to CEO's – talk open-mindedly about what they're most passionate about. The event at one of the biggest dance music events in the world, Amsterdam Dance Event, was hosted by Native Instruments. Both culinary and music arts were on display when the industry's leading figures share food, memories and thoughts.


Photo: Tom Doms, ADE 2012, Day 2

Hot trio Krewella publishes video for ‘Alive’

Krewella is basically a wet dream for the EDM fan. The electro house and dubstep playing trio consists of the producer Chris 'Rain Man' accompanied by two hot sisters called Jahan Yousaf and Yasmine Yousaf. They've been active since 2007, but the rise to the top hasn't been very painful for they are creating festival-sized tunes, doing crazy stage shows and all kinds of freaky shenanigans off the stage. Recently they got signed with Columbia Records and taken over biggest festivals and events.


Their debut EP 'Play Hard' was released this summer and received a lot of positive feedback. 'Alive' is one of the hit tracks from the EP, obviously they would do a high quality video for that.

It's gotten 2,5k thumbs up in 2 days. Obviously the video has pretty girls with sleeveless shirts dancing and celebrating that they're alive. But the track's also a great example of EDM. Krewella has excelled at something pretty weird. They've managed to do eccentric mainstream music. They've seamlessly blended together various elements from dubstep to electro and progressive house, even trance. A trio we're surely going to keep an eye on!

You Know and Arthur Baker present: Planet Rock & Other Tales of the 808

It is a machine that changed the world. Most of the younger generation will know the 808 sound. At least, they've gotten down to techno beats or messed around with 808 plug-ins on some music programs.  Certainly, every self-respecting music enthusiast has heard the iconic 'Planet Rock' which used the fresh (at that time) Roland TR808. Now, with the help of the creative production agency You Know, Arthur Baker will bring you a full-length documentary about the legendary apparatus and, of course, the track 'Planet Rock' by Arthur Baker, Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force.


“The day we recorded Planet Rock, I went home that night and told my wife, ‘We’ve made musical history tonight.’” – Arthur Baker

30 years ago, a major shift took place in music production. 'Planet Rock' was recorded, and Arthur Baker was right. Musical history was made on many levels. Besides the instantly legendary status of the track, 808 was established as the 'gold standard'. It became the all-important instrument for both hip-hop and electronic dance music.

The documentary, directed by Alex Dunn and written by Luke Bainbridge, will be finished in 2013. An impressive roster of musicians, producers and DJs has been put together for comments, personal memories and thoughts. The line-up includes Questlove, Diplo, ToddlaT, Brodinski, Fat Boy Slim, Paul Oakenfold, New Order, A-Trak, Felix Da Housecat, SoulClap, Skrillex, Richie Hawtin, Soulwax, and of course Arthur Baker.

You can visit 808tales.com to register yourself and get included in the credits. Meanwhile, watch the trailer below!