A Few Small Changes To The Blog

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As of tomorrow (12/15/2014), Pump The Beat will strictly become a dance music blog. In the past, we’ve covered many genres all across the board. As the site matured, our tastes and music preferences changed as well. It has come to our attention that more of our readers prefer dance music over other genres. To ensure that we can deliver the best content, this is what the team has decided. Thank you for all the support so far!

Audien Just Had The Most Insane Week In Dance Music

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Audien has officially had the most insane week in dance music. Why, do you ask? Well, if you take a look at the picture above, you’ll see Audien celebrating with a few key players. Hosh Gureli, Head of EDM & Audien Co-Manager; Glenn Mendlinge, Astralwerks General Manager; Jeremy Vuernick, Astralwerks A&R Director; and Seth Faber, Vice President of Artist Development and Audien Co-Manager are celebrating many things…

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Steve Aoki Gets Caked By Showtek On His Birthday

Seems as though Steve Aoki got a lot of love from the Showtek brothers the other day by getting caked by both of them. For Steve Aoki, cake is definitely an important staple to his day. With every show, Steve Aoki is almost guaranteed to bring out sheet cakes for the fans. For people who are not familiar with his antics, he usually throws sheet cakes at people in the crowd. I don’t really know why, but he definitely does it often.

That’s why, to celebrate his birthday, Showtek figured it would be most appropriate to cake the king of cakes himself. Pretty funny to see the man behind the cakes get caked. If you’re interested in the video, just click play above. More importantly, happy birthday Steve Aoki!

Watch A Man Walk Around Stereosonic As Steve Aoki

Stereosonic Sydney seems to be producing a ton of great footage for dance music fans. First, we were lucky enough to see footage of Peking Duk dropping Darude’s “Sandstorm;” and now, photographer Jarrad Seng released video footage of him dressing up as Steve Aoki and walking around Stereosonic Sydney. The results are hilarious. Here are some details from Seng, and why he decided to take on this stunt:

Yeah so I get mistaken for Steve Aoki a LOT. It’s been a weekly thing for the past five years… at music festivals, bars, on Instagram… it even happened on the streets of Barcelona once.

So the other day when I saw that New York catcall video I wondered what would happen if I did the same thing… but as Steve. At stereosonic. Where he was headlining.

And yes, this is the dumbest thing I’ve done in a long time…. enjoy.

Peking Duk Drops Darude’s “Sandstorm” And People Still Love It

Peking Duk, at Stereosonic Sydney 2014, dropped “Sandstorm” in their set the other day. As most people probably expected, hearing such a classic throwback track will always get everyone hype. The video pretty much sums up the insanity…If only, the person recording the video could have tilted his phone horizontally. More video footage will be included below.

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Richie Hawtin Pushes Speaker On Top of Fan At Time Warp

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Not everyone “gets loose” when the beat drops. Some like to push speakers onto fans instead. At least that’s the case with DJ, Richie Hawtin, this past weekend at Time Warp in NYC.

On Sunday, the third and final day of the techno mini-fest Time Warp, thousands of people were completely outraged. During Richie Hawtin’s set, there was a woman on stage with her phone filming him. She was not hanging on him, but rather several feet away, giving him a comfortable amount of space to perform in. In the video, you can see Richie Hawtin clearly, vibing to the music. All the sudden he turns his attention to the right of the screen, where the woman is recording him. What happens next is truly appalling…

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Uber And Spotify Partnership Will Allow Passengers To Control In-Car Tunes

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Uber and Spotify have announced their partnership, and it makes your ride experience a million times better. Personally, I never have a moment where I’m not listening to music…Even in Uber. Awkwardly asking the driver if they have an AUX cord is something that is very familiar to me.

Now, with no awkwardness involved, you can play your Spotify tunes through your Uber’s speakers.

Soundtracking your Uber ride is easy:

  1. Connect your Spotify account from the Uber Profile screen. You only need to do this once. (Don’t have Spotify Premium? No problem! See below for details.)
  2. Request a ride as usual in the Uber app. If you get matched with a music-enabled Uber, the music bar will appear at the bottom of the Uber app.
  3. Tap the music bar and choose a song from any of your Spotify playlists while you wait for your Uber to arrive.

The Uber x Spotify partnership will be kicking off this Friday, November 21 in ten cities: London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Nashville, New York, San Francisco, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney and Toronto. More cities will be announced soon. If you want to watch the trailer for the partnership, it will be included below.

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