GDD™ Morning Update: Afrojack, The Great Convergence, Hideout 2013, Pioneer

Afrojack to remix Gangnam Style
The Do LaB Announces Contest to win a FREE ROUND TRIP TO EGYPT and Scholarship to attend The Great Convergence 2012 at the Great Pyramids of Egypt + New Video!
Jamie Jones billed for Hideout 2013
Pioneer announces DJM-2000nexus


Afrojack to remix Gangnam Style

Afrojack will remix Psy’s mega pop hit ‘Gangnam Dance’.

Talking to Fuse, he revealed he had exclusive access to the tune and that Psy had picked him especially.

“I’m going to be the only one who’s going to be officially remixing it,” the Dutchman said. I’m pretty sure it’s going to be dope.”

He added: “Psy himself told my management, ‘I only want an Afrojack remix, only Afrojack.'”

‘Gangnam Dance’ has had over 1 billion plays on YouTube and Afrojack is feeling a little overwhelmed by the project.

“Remixing something so big is scary,” he admitted.

(via Mixmag)


The Do LaB Announces Contest to win a FREE ROUND TRIP TO EGYPT and Scholarship to attend The Great Convergence 2012 at the Great Pyramids of Egypt + New Video!

The Do LaB and TGC are excited to announce their new contest for one lucky person to win a FREE ROUND TRIP TO EGYPT from anywhere in the world and a scholarship to attend THE GREAT CONVERGENCE 2012 at the Great Pyramids of Egypt, an amazing three day music festival followed by a five-day Nile cruise to occur over the Winter Solstice, December 20-28, 2012. The contest details are below.

The Do LaB and TGC also just released a video featuring some of the participants in this intentional gathering talking about their connection to the event, the pyramids at Giza, and the power of this unique time in history. Please take a moment to watch!

The Great Convergence is a calling of the tribes to gather from across the globe for a once in a lifetime experience to intentionally celebrate this potent, transformational time in our lives culminating in a prophesied galactic astronomical alignment that happens once every 26,000 years.

The Great Convergence will include a selection of top electronic music producers and DJ’s from the west coast’s music scene including headliners Beats Antique, Apparat, Random Rab, Bluetech, Gaudi, Govinda, Desert Dwellers, David Starfire, DJ Dragonfly, Imagika, plus Moontribe DJs: Treavor, Brad, and Dela. Additionally, there will be panels and workshops with various experts including Carmen Boulter of The Pyramid Code, Philip Coppens of Ancient Aliens, and Daniel Pinchbeck, author and founder of Evolver/Reality Sandwich, among other Egyptologists to discuss the mysteries of the pyramids and the prophecies of our times.

After the three day music event under the pyramids, the journey will continue from Dec. 23rd-28th with a 4 night/5 day Nile River cruise traveling from Luxor to Aswan to explore some of the world’s most ancient temples during the day while evenings will be opportunities for connection and dance on the rooftops of our boats under the stars.

This particular winter solstice on Dec 21/22, 2012 not only denotes the completion and renewal of our yearly orbit around the Sun but also culminates in a prophesized galactic alignment that happens once every 26,000 years. This alignment is what many ancient cultures, like the Mayans, were pointing towards with the completion of their calendars.

Some consider this alignment to be the marker of the beginning of a new era or a new age. Some consider this to be a transition into a new paradigm and an evolutionary turning point for the Earth and humanity. We are certain that something is happening and we will generate a lot of energy in our coming together in Egypt. We invite you to come create this magical journey with us and intentionally celebrate this entrance into a new era.


We have arranged for three and five star accommodations at two hotels by the pyramids and aboard two cruise boats for the Nile journey. These are two separate events (the music event and the cruise) and you can choose to participate in either or both. For more information on tickets, please visit the website.


To enter to win the contest:
1. Post the video to your timeline on Facebook.
2. In the post, include a brief statement about how you would contribute to this intentional gathering as a participant.
3. Tag The Great Convergence ( in your post. You may have to fan The Great Convergence Facebook page first to be able to tag it. THIS STEP IS IMPORTANT. WE WON’T BE ABLE TO SEE YOUR ENTRY UNLESS IT IS TAGGED.
4. Deadline is Thursday, November 29, 2012


Jamie Jones billed for Hideout 2013

Initial details have been revealed for next summer’s edition of Hideout Festival, taking place in early July on the island of Pag in Croatia. 

Organizers have tweaked the program a bit for the festival’s third edition: this time, the main part of the program will happen from Wednesday, July 3rd through Friday the 5th, with pre-parties getting started on June 30th. There will also be more pool and boat parties and the addition of a fourth venue, though the overall capacity will remain the same as last year. 

As for the music, it’s the same blend of high-profile headliners and underground favorites that defined the past two years’ events. Jamie JonesDamian Lazarus,Cassy and Loco Dice head up the festival’s house contingent. Drum & bass will come from Andy C and Chase & Status among others. Other highlights includeScubaModeselektorJoy OrbisonJohn Talabot and top Dirtybirds Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin. Individual parties will be hosted by Circo Loco, Hessle Audio, Mono_cult, Zutek, One Records and 20:20 Vision.

Tickets to Hideout 2013 are available here on RA.

All, Croatia  Jul 01  Hideout Festival 2013, Zrce Beach, Croatia

(via Resident Advisor)


Pioneer announces DJM-2000nexus

Pioneer have unveiled the latest model in their DJM mixer series, the 2000nexus. 

The DJM-2000nexus serves as an updated version of the DJM-2000, and naturally comes with a raft of new features and developments. In a similar vein to the recently announced CDJ-2000nexus, the DJM-2000nexus will allow users to link up multiple CDJs via ProDJ Link LAN connections. A single SD card, USB device or instance of Pioneer’s rekordbox software can then be be shared among players, while the new Sync Master feature lets DJs set and control a master BPM from the mixer. 

The DJM-2000nexus retains the DJM-2000’s 5.8-inch LCD multi-touch screen. This centre panel is where features such as Beat Slice, Sync Master and Live Sampler are housed. There are also three “performance modes” to chose from, featuring Frequency Mix, Side Chaining Remix and MIDI mode. Beat Effects and Inst FX are carried over from the 2000nexus’s predecessor as well. The 2000nexus also includes a newly developed peak limiter. The introductory video below shows the new mixer in action (in typically breakneck fashion).

(via Resident Advisor)