GDD™ Morning Update: Plastikman, Annie Mac, Escape From Wonderland, DJ Mag Top 100

If you haven’t caught on by now, you can expect to have a GDD™ Morning Update three days a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Being involved in the music industry and as avid music fans, we feel that it is crucial to be conscious about music happenings, so we wish to expedite your search for news and personally aggregate current and relevant information here on GDD™. Please enjoy the today’s news that’s comprised of Plastikman Live 1.5, Annie Mac’s 2011 Compilation, Insomniac’s Escape From Wonderland, and DJ Mag’s Top 100. More info after the jump…

Plastikman Live 1.5 in action

Plastikman Live was one of the undisputed highpoints of the 2011 Future Music Festival tour, and plenty of ITMers have been singing its praises ever since. Being the perfectionist that he is, though, Richie Hawtin’s vision was only in its formative stages then. Now the techno maven has developed Plastikman Live 1.5, with a world tour underway. His hopes for this incarnation are nothing if not ambitious. As he told Data Transmission: “I wanted to bring the most forward thinking, underground, live-electronic show to the centre stage.”

Hawtin’s creative partner in the journey of Plastikman Live is visual designer Ali Demirel, who has helped bring the intense show to life. We’ve been itching to see just what the team has come up with for the 1.5 redux, and now Demirel has produced a video that shows the full 60-minute performance in a dazzling 60 seconds. Let’s just say that it’s a very impressive minute of YouTube-ing, which you can watch below.

(via inthemix)


Annie Mac readies 2011 compilation

At her gigs and on her weekly show, the Radio 1 host’s trademark style is defined by her far-reaching track selections, which aim to offer a snapshot of the current moment in dance music, both underground and mainstream. The Annie Mac Presents series follows this blueprint as well, with this year’s mix encompassing everything from platinum-selling hip-hop artists (Lil Wayne and Drake) to UK bass acts like SBTRKT and Toddla T. The two-disc package will be the third in the series so far. As with past editions, it will see release on Island Records.

01. Joe Goddard – Gabriel
02. Azari & III – Reckless For Your Love (Tensnake Remix)
03. Robyn – Call Your Girlfriend
04. Toddla T – Take It Back
05. Ray Foxx – The Trumpeter (Original)
06. 2 Bears – Bear Hug (Club Edit)
07. Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar (DJ Zinc Remix)
08. Calvin Harris – Bounce
09. Katy B – Broken Record
10. Redlight Feat Ms Dynamite – What You Talking About
11. Benga & Youngman – Youngman Tear It Out
12. Jack Beats – All Night
13. Rusko – Everyday
14. Nero – Guilt
15. Plan B – The Recluse (Netsky Remix)
16. Chase & Status – Blind Faith (Loadstar Remix)
17. Magnetic Man – Getting Nowhere
18. Claire Maguire – Ain’t Nobody (Breakage Remix)

01. Gonzales – Knight Moves
02. Bombay Bicycle Club – Shuffle (Leo Zero Remix)
03. Little Dragon – Ritual Union
04. Jamie Woon – Night Air
05. Storm Queen – Look Right Through
06. Tensnake – Holding Back My Love
07. Sebastian – Embody
08. Bullitts – Close Your Eyes
09. SBTRKT – Wildfire
10. Adele – Rolling In The Deep (Jamie XX Remix)
11. Lil Wayne – With You Feat. Drake
12. Skream – Where You Should Be (Shy FX Remix)
13. Jai Paul – BTSU
14. James Blake – The Whilhelm Scream
15. Lykke Li – Sadness Is A Blessing (Gold Panda Remix)
16. Ed Sheeran – The A Team (Koan Sound Remix)

Island Records will release Annie Mac Presents 2011 on October 24th, 2011.

(via Resident Advisor)


Escape from Wonderland Sold Out!

Insomniac’s first Halloween festival sold out yesterday. This means next Saturday is going to be a ridiculous time, as if it wasn’t going to be already. We hope to see you there in GDD Tut costume fashion.


DJ Mag Top 100

DJ Mag’s Top 100 poll has become an influential ratification of the hottest DJ’s out over the past few years and is now announcing the results for the second year in a row with the poll being fully based on a public vote. In conjunction with Trackitdown, a widely known digital market for electronic dance music, an annual buzz as to whom is becoming the best new entry, taking the largest climb upwards and whom is elected the winner begins in post-summer to run through to the prestigious Amsterdam Dance Event – the week-long festival which is becoming more significant to the EDM industry by the day.

In terms of confusion concerning the results; many have come to judge and rate the world’s DJ’s along with their placings on the poll which, in truth, has come to be based principally on the CD-spinner’s performances on the charts and as producers instead of what it ultimately was intended to rate – mixing and general DJ skills. Although skillful discjockey’s like James Zabiela may not place themselves and their outstanding knowledge on everything mixing and transitions at the forefront, one should keep in mind the top 100 results are only approximations as to who are the most renowned names in modern-day clubland, despite the fact that an appearance on the poll is indeed a prestigious award to any DJ and/or producer.

In an epoch where DJ’s are like the modern-day rockstars and attract thousands and thousands of raving club-goers to, if not such festivals as Ultra in Miami, Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy, Electric Zoo and Sensation, weekly events in nearby clubs and venues across the globe, this poll is now a solid and utmostly intriguing statement as to whom has had a successful year and who has not. Be sure to scim through the listed results after the break and compare them to the results of 2010.

Congratulations to David Guetta for taking over pole position after a 4 year supremacy of Armin van Buuren, to Avicii, Afrojack and Swedish House Mafia for fighting themselves into the top 10, to Skrillex for the best new entry, to Calvin Harris for the biggest climb and a big congratulations to talents like Hardwell, Alesso, AN21 and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike for finally breaking themselves into the DJ Mag top 100 poll.

The top 100 DJ’s of 2011:

01. David Guetta (up 1)
02. Armin van Buuren (down 1)
03. Tiësto (non-mover)
04. Deadmau5 (non-mover)
05. Above & Beyond (non-mover)
06. Avicii (up 33)
07. Afrojack (up 12)
08. Dash Berlin (up 7 )
09. Markus Schulz (down 1)
10. Swedish House Mafia (up 13)
11. Paul van Dyk (down 5)
12. Axwell (down 2)
13. Gareth Emery (down 6)
14. Fedde Le Grand (up 5)
15. ATB (down 4)
16. Sander van Doorn (down 4)
17. Headhunterz (up 17)
18. Ferry Corsten (down 9)
19. Skrillex (BEST new entry)
20. Laidback Luke (down 3)
21. Infected Mushroom (down 8 )
22. Aly & Fila (down 2)
23. Steve Angello (down 9)
24. Hardwell (new entry)
25. Arty (up 53)
26. Sebastian Ingrosso (down 10)
27. Benny Benassi (down 1)
28. Daft Punk (up 16)
29. Martin Solveig (up 26)
30. Kaskade (up 5)
31. Carl Cox (down 9)
32. Chuckie (up 5)
33. Bob Sinclar (up 5)
34. Calvin Harris (up 60)
35. Noisecontrollers (up 55)
36. W&W (up 36)
37. Pete tha Zouk (up 44)
38. Dada Life (up 38)
39. Angerfist (new entry)
40. D Block & S Te Fan (up 33)
41. Coone (new entry)
42. Steve Aoki (new entry)
43. Cosmic Gate (down 19)
44. Bobina (down 19)
45. Richie Hawtin (down 14)
46. Eric Prydz (down 16)
47. Zatox (new entry)
48. tyDi (up 8 )
49. Orjan Nilsen (new entry)
50. Andy Moor (down 18)
51. Roger Shah (down 17)
52. John O’Callaghan (down 19)
53. Astrix (up 6)
54. Erick Morillo (down 6)
55. John Digweed (down 26)
56. Wolfgang Gartner (up 14)
57. DJ Feel (down 16)
58. Showtek (up 33)
59. Richard Durand (down 5)
60. Umek (down 10)
61. Skazi (up 22)
62. Paul Kalkbrenner (up 22)
63. Sasha (down 36)
64. Eddie Halliwell (down 17)
65. Moonbeam (down 23)
66. Myon & Shane 54 (down 4)
67. Judge Jules (down 23)
68. Matt Darey (down 16)
69. Paul Oakenfold (down 18)
70. Alesso (new entry)
71. Mark Knight (down 18)
72. Sean Tyas (down 27)
73. Mat Zo (down 7)
74. Lange (down 30)
75. Joachim Garraud (down 32)
76. Simon Patterson (down 48)
77. Francis Davila (new entry)
78. Psyko Punkz (new entry)
79. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (new entry)
80. Wildstylez (new entry)
81. Roger Sanchez (down 17)
82. Hernan Cattaneo (down 25)
83. Tritonal (new entry)
84. DJ Vibe (up 16)
85. AN21 (new entry)
86. Bloody Beetroots (non-mover)
87. Felguk (new entry)
88. Nero (new entry)
89. Juanjo Martin (new entry)
90. Boy George (down 10)
91. Tenishia (new entry)
92. Sidney Samson (new entry)
93. Dirty South (down 18)
94. James Zabiela (down 45)
95. Marcel Woods (down 32)
96. Porter Robinson (new entry)
97. Sven Väth (down 39)
98. Brennan Heart (new entry)
99. Leon Bolier (down 31)
100. Boys Noize (down 28)

(via Beat My Day, DJ Mag)

Have an excellent weekend,




3 Responses to GDD™ Morning Update: Plastikman, Annie Mac, Escape From Wonderland, DJ Mag Top 100

  1. Andy S says:

    Its funny how none of the names on the top of list are technical djs at all. Richie Hawtin and boys noize sit way down the list despite being probably the two most talented.

  2. Waintats says:

    top producers, not DJs, this list is horse shit Richie is god

  3. TBA says:

    DJ mag has lost all credibility after this year. 

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