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[Listen] Duck Sauce Dish Out Bouncy New Single "It's You"

Hot damn, Duck Sauce get another gold star. A-Trak and Armand Van Helden return with a brand new single called "It's You," their first bit of fresh material since 2011's "Big Bad Wolf." Debuting on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio One show today, the song is three minutes of bouncy, head-boppin' club beats layered beneath the titular repeating lyric sample. Why can't these guys just put out a full-length album?!

[News] Governors Ball 2012 Lineup Announced: Beck, Passion Pit, Chromeo, And More

Earlier today the lineup for the second annual Governors Ball in New York City was announced. While last year's festival took place on Governors Island in New York City, this time around the festival has expanded to two days instead of one and will be held in Randall's Island Park. The lineup packs quite a wallop, including Beck, Passion Pit, Duck Sauce, Chromeo, Major Lazer, Santigold, Turf War, and more. For you fellow Beck fans out there, yes, this is his first time back into the city since 2008, so I am about to explode out of my seat in excitement right now.

In addition to the stellar lineup, the festival will also feature unique art installations from local and international artists, highly regarded NYC food trucks packed with killer food, and other fun activities to do while at the fest that will be announced in the weeks to come.

A select number of pre-sale tickets will go on sale at 5am EST tomorrow, Wednesday February 22nd, 2012 via Living Social. There will be a direct pre-sale link available on the site. General On Sale will begin on Friday, February 24th at 10am EST via

For more information about the festival, make sure you head over to

Check out all the confirmed artists in the lineup after the jump!

2012 Governors Ball Music Festival Confirmed Artists:
Saturday, June 23rd
Passion Pit (First NYC show in 2 years)
Duck Sauce (feat. A-Trak and Armand Van Helden)
Special Disco Version (James Murphy and Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem)
Major Lazer
Big Gigantic
Penguin Prison
Walk the Moon
Art vs Science
Nobody Beats the Drum
Sunday, June 24th
Beck (First NYC show since 2008)
Modest Mouse
Explosions in the Sky
Devendra Banhart
Cage the Elephant
Built to Spill
Freelance Whales
Alberta Cross
The Jezabels
Turf War

[News] 54th Annual Grammy Nomminations Announced

It's that time of year again where we all bicker and complain about how the Grammys are no longer relevant and that the music industry continues to be nothing but a big fat failure. That's right, kiddies: the 54th Annual Grammy nominations are in and the band bashing is already in full swing.

Leading the nominations this time around are Adele (shocker), Kanye West, Bruno Mars, Foo Fighters, Rihanna and Lady Gaga. The Electronica and Dance categories were relatively well represented with nods for Cut/Copy, David Guetta, Robyn, Duck Sauce, Deadmau5, Skrillex, and Swedish House Mafia.

Skrillex and Bon Iver were included in the noms for Best New Artist along with The Band Perry, J. Cole and Nicki Minaj, which seemed to rattle the internet quite a bit. It's a little random that Bon Iver is in this category considering they released their first album in 2008, but we will be happy for them all the same. Skrillex seems to come out of left field in this category, but I guess if Ryan Seacrest is excited for Skrillex then we really shouldn't be all that shocked. Kudos to him for getting electronica/dance music into more categories other than their own, though. Bon Iver also received a nomination for Record of the Year with "Helocene" alongside Mumford & Sons, Katy Perry, Adele, and Bruno Mars.

Butch Vig, Danger Mouse, The Lonely Island, The Black Keys, Foster The People, Radiohead, The Decemberists, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kings of Leon, Wilco and many more were among the nominees tonight. Make sure you have a onceover on this years list of nominees and get ready to fire your tweets off with us on February 12, 2012 during the awards ceremony.

[Watch] Duck Sauce - "Big Bad Wolf" (NSFW Official Video)

Well, I didn't expect to see this as I sat down to eat my lunch in the office. Duck Sauce have let loose the official video for their single "Big Bad Wolf" and well, it's, erm. Yeah. I'd say it is NSFW but you don't see any boobies of shlong. It's all implied and it's just a pretty damn funny video that will unravel after you hit play above. Check it out courtesy of Rolling Stone and let us know if you too almost spat whatever was in your mouth out all over your macbook. Can you seriously imagine if this was every day life?! Damn.

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[Listen] Duck Sauce - "Big Bad Wolf"

As promised, BBC Radio 1 DJ, Annie Mac debuted the newest track titled "Big Bad Wolf" from DJ Duo Duck Sauce (A-Trak and Armand Van Helden) and you can check out in the player below. However, for those expecting a massive summer dance hit like "aNYway" or "Barbra Streisand", you are going to be extremely disappointed at this new tune, maybe, who knows I'm just expressing my own opinion. Listen for yourself and be the judge.

[News] HARD Summer Music Festival 2011 announces official lineup

Today, the official lineup for this years HARD Summer Music Festival was announced, and holy shit is it ever good. The festival, which focuses mainly on electronic music, will boast headlining performances by Duck Sauce, Boys Noize, Chromeo, Ratatat, Skrilliex, and everyone's favourite rap collective Odd Future. The festival will also feature performances by James Murphy and Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem, Digitalism, Carte Blanche (the live collaborative debut of DJ Mehdi and Riton), Caspa, Holy Ghost!, Jack Beats, a DJ set from Karlsson & Winnberg of Miike Snow, Nero, Emalkay, Shit Robot, Acid Jacks, Busy Pictionary (the collaboration between Busy P and So Me), and many more.

The festival takes place on August 6th in downtown Los Angeles, and features four stages. Running one night only, the festival will go from 6 pm to 2 am, with advance tickets selling for $50 - $75. You can purchase tickets for the festival here, and visit for more information.

[Recap] Winter Music Conference 2011

Before we even set foot in Austin for SXSW we were keeping an eye out for the happenings and goings on in Miami during Winter Music Conference. We were particularly interested in seeing what the turnout would be this year since the announcement that Ultra Music Festival would not be happening the same time as WMC this time around. From what we've been able to gather, other than slightly lower attendance than usual it wasn't too affected by the lack of involvement. In fact, it allowed WMC to go back further into its house roots. 

The conference kicked off with the Official Opening Party at The Vagabond, which featured Frankie Knuckles, DJ David Morales and Hector Romero. From there it was a swirl of panels and parties for the rest of the week. 

On Thursday night of the conference, Onitsuka Tiger joined The International Dance Music Awards at popular South Beach club Dolce. Shortly after walking the red carpet, award nominees and presenters for the ceremony were treated to Onitsuka Tiger gift bags including the latest Onitsuka Tiger sneakers, matching tees, V-Moda Headphones, and Cafe Bustelo Cool drinks. Demand for Onitsuka Tiger gear soared throughout the evening, and the product was so popular it ran out before the ceremony was even over! Loyal brand supporter, DJ Mark Farina stopped by to say "hi" with his wife. Robin S. (famous for her "Show Me Love" hit) also stopped by as well as master of ceremonies Daniel Glass, who all were outfitted in Onitsuka Tiger. Other VIPs also enjoyed their gift bags and could be seen throughout Dolce all night! 

Winners of note from the night included: Duck SauceThe Temper TrapSwedish House MafiaDeadmau5 and David Guetta. You can check out the full list of winners here

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We noticed a lot of people talking about the panel moderated by Bruno del Granado of RM Entertainment Group featuring Beatport’s CEO Matt Adell. He was able to bring a lot of insight to the table.ChinaShop put together a nice post summing up what was discussed during the panel which you can read here. From the outside looking in on the dance community, Adell said a lot of things that completely made sense to me, like how pop music is the "gateway drug" to dance music and how important remixes are now more than ever. What I wasn't aware of is how much the dance charts on Billboard and such are about to change because Beatport is finally making reporting to Soundscan, etc. a priority now. Anyone serious about electronic music (especially in any form of business), this is a must read.