1. Our Music Spotlight this week is up-and-coming DJ & producer, Draper. His work is designed to engage and embrace a range of genres through original creations in tandem with a string of prolific remixes – laden with a unique, liquidstep style of production. We had a chance to chat with Draper about his music and recommendations for other musicians.

    Grooveshark: Who is your dream collaboration?

    Draper: Sigur Ros, I think that would be such fun! They’re wizards of sound.

    GS: What do you think is the most overused audio technique today?

    D: Definitely risers/pitch fx that lead up to the ‘drop,’ I have a lot of admiration for tracks that have an effective impact from the chorus without using those ‘tricks.’

    GS: What is your favorite product you can’t live without?

    D: Definitely my desktop computer, it’s a beast that I spend far too much time on (mainly making music) and wherever it is, is home.  

    GS: How did you get involved with Grooveshark and why do you use it?

    D: I got involved with Grooveshark a few years ago, it’s a really powerful tool for finding new music easily and creating playlists for yourself and others to enjoy.

    GS: If you could give one tip to artists starting out right now, what would it be?

    D: Take your time, you can hear when music is rushed, the best tracks are sometimes the simplest but time has gone into refining each element into the perfect sound for that track.

    You can listen to Draper today in a Re-Broadcast playlist at 1pm EST on the Electro ▲ Chill Broadcast.


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    EDM DJ Milkman recently released “Reboot,” a self-produced EP with five upbeat electronic songs that we can’t stop listening to. We had an opportunity to ask him a few questions about the state of EDM and his recommendations for new artists. Read along, and get ready to ask him your own questions in a live Broadcast taking place today at 2pm EST.

    GS: What do you think is the most overused audio technique today?

    MM: I am cool with everything in moderation, it’s when it begins to get formulaic that it begins to get overused. I think the most overused audio technique isn’t the distorted kicks or pryda snare, even though those are pretty overused. I think the worst thing and most overused is the hard limiter! The loudness war is getting out of control and is killing all the amazing dynamic properties available with electronic music!

    What is your favorite product you can’t live without?

    My Manley Variable Mu compressor! It’s a hardware compressor that I use on ALL of my tracks. That and the Waves Studio Classics bundle. Those plugins are essential!

    Who is your dream collaboration?

    Wolfgang Gartner.

    Of all the tracks you start to work on, what percentage actually make it to completion?

    5%. I completely finish 25-35% of the tracks I start, and about a quarter of those end up getting released.

    How did you get involved with Grooveshark and why do you use it?

    I got involved with Grooveshark by doing one of those takeover hours! I’ve been using Grooveshark since my early college days and it blew my mind how I could listen to all the music I wanted online!! The social aspect of Grooveshark is my favorite. The live chats, sharing.. etc. There is no better platform for sharing music with my fans.

    If you could give 1 tip to artists starting out right now, what would it be?

    Don’t try to be your favorite producer. Take a little bit from all of your inspirations and create something your own.

    Milkman is debuting an exclusive mix and will be joined by special guest Kait Weston today on a special Broadcast. Join us to listen in and you can ask him your own questions in the live chat. Hope to see you there!  


  3. Tune in Now for a Broadcast of @JustBlaze’s set for @Bacardi Fusion Lounge, LIVE from Tribeca Rooftop #NYC! http://tny.gs/1hTnLPx 

    Tune in Now for a Broadcast of @JustBlaze’s set for @Bacardi Fusion Lounge, LIVE from Tribeca Rooftop #NYC! http://tny.gs/1hTnLPx 

  4. 7upmusic:

The Disco Fries are one of this year’s Bubbling UP DJs for #7x7UP. We’ll be teaming up with them all year to bring you special performances, exclusive content and lots more.
The Disco Fries have gone from making tunes in their dorm room to inducing mass ruckus at clubs across the globe with their signature sound that has been supported by Tiësto, Hardwell, Kaskade, and Steve Aoki.Their collaboration with Tiësto, “iTrance,” racked up 300,000 plays in just three days and marked the beginning of their partnership with the legendary DJ/Producer. 

    7upmusic:

    The Disco Fries are one of this year’s Bubbling UP DJs for #7x7UP. We’ll be teaming up with them all year to bring you special performances, exclusive content and lots more.

    The Disco Fries have gone from making tunes in their dorm room to inducing mass ruckus at clubs across the globe with their signature sound that has been supported by Tiësto, Hardwell, Kaskade, and Steve Aoki.Their collaboration with Tiësto, “iTrance,” racked up 300,000 plays in just three days and marked the beginning of their partnership with the legendary DJ/Producer. 

  5. One of our very favorite artists and world-renowned DJs, Diplo, stopped by the Grooveshark Headquarters in Gainesville today! We’re huge fans of Diplo and we were thrilled to hang out with him before his show tonight. 

    Diplo hanging with some sharks in the Grooveshark kitchen.

    Chef by day… DJ by night?