Hey DJs, Big Gigantic Wants YOU!

Big Gigantic

Opportunities like this don’t come around every day!  Dubstep superduo Big Gigantic is looking for an out-of-this-world local DJ to open their February 7 Orpheum Theater show.

Click here to submit a 15 minute mix for consideration.  The band will ultimately choose one winner from the 5 DJs with the most votes.

Madison Week In Music + Ticket Giveaways: “TEN,” the all-night dance party featuring KID SISTER

New Years Eve can’t get here soon enough!  We’re so excited about TEN, the all-night dance party we’ve got planned at The Orpheum, that we can’t hardly stand it!  We’ve said it before, but we truly believe this will be the party of the year.

In addition to a line-up to die for (including Kid Sister, Dirty Disco Kidz and F. Stokes), the night will also include tons of prizes, a free champagne toast at midnight and free breakfast at 5:00 am.  (Get the full schedule of events here.) We want you to get in on the fun, so we’re giving blog readers an opportunity to win a pair of tickets to the show.  This night is going to be HUGE!  Read on to find out how to win.

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Watch Ghetto Division Rock The Metro

Ghetto Division is one of many exciting acts that will take the stage for TEN, our all-night New Years Eve dance party at The Orpheum.  Check out the treatment they gave Chicago just a few months ago:

Want in on the NYE fun? Get your tickets here.  Don’t miss it–this is going to be the party of the year!

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DJ/rupture On The Ethics Of Free Music

It’s always interesting to hear different perspectives on the evolution of music to its current state–especially when those perspectives are articulated by musicians themselves.  This recent essay by Jace Clayton (aka DJ/rupture) posted on NPR’s website is well-worth a read:

“…I grew up in the ’90s. Toward the end of that decade, I upgraded to a PC with a CD burner — amazing! But, as a DJ, I still coveted vinyl LPs, not because they sounded “warmer” or “better” to my ears, but because I could literally get hands-on with them and use the slabs of wax as raw material in a mix session. Pre-MP3 smorgasbord, I would haunt the record shops and tape the radio, getting cassettes via mail order. I learned obscure paths through music — pre-Google, pre-Blogosphere, before Ms. Internet and Mr. MP3 got married and made us all their children…”

Check out the full legth article here.

Can you relate?  What do you think about what DJ/rupture had to say?  Let’s start some discussion…post your comments below.

Just Announced: DJ /rupture

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DJ /rupture with special guest Max Justus
and tba
Wednesday, September 9, 9pm
The Annex
Tickets: $10 adv and dos
Ages: 18+

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