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  • David Vendetta

    David Paparusso, better known as David Vendetta (born August 25, 1968 in Longwy, France), is French house producer and DJ.

    David Vendetta's career as a professional DJ only starts in 2002. At that time, he meets Antoine Clamaran, another popular French DJ, who produces Vendetta's first three maxi singles Fiction – No Sex, She Loves Me – Party People and Alicante – Cleopatra. He also starts working as a producer when American DJ Roger Sanchez asks him to remix some of his songs.

    In 2006, Vendetta releases the song Love to love you baby, which samples Donna Summer, and manages to peak at #20 at the French Singles Chart. The follow-up single Unidos para la música even reaches the Top 5 in France and the Top 30 in Belgium-Wallonia.

    In addition to his work as a producer, Vendetta also animates a weekly radio show on FG DJ Radio and organizes parties in Ibiza, New York, Moscow, Marrakech and many other cities.

    In April 2010, he returned with his second album Vendetta. It includes collaborations with artists such as Haifa Wehbe, Tara McDonald and Alim Qasimov.

    In the beginning of 2010, David Vendetta filed a lawsuit against French internet phenomenon Mickaël Vendetta for unfair business practices, saying: "This guy is an impostor, a troublemaker. He only used my name to become popular". He asked for 100.000 euros in damages; however, he lost and was condemned to pay Mickaël Vendetta's 3.000 euro lawyer fees.
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  • Armin van Buuren

    Is a Dutch trance producer and DJ. In 2007, 2008, and 2009 he was voted number one in DJ Magazine's annual top 100 list of the most popular DJs. Since 2001 van Buuren has hosted a weekly radio show called A State of Trance and claims to have over 30 million weekly listeners in more than 40 countries, which would make it the most listened radio show in the world..
    His 2008 studio album, Imagine, entered the Dutch album chart at #1, a first for a dance artist in Dutch music history.

    van Buuren has always had his own studio and worked alone in the beginning of his career. Since the release of his third studio album Imagine from 2008 he has been working with Benno de Goeij of Rank 1 on all solo productions and remixes. He is well known for his annual "Year Mix" which incorporates clips and custom mashups from the year's most popular trance tracks. Each year-mix consists of about 85 individual releases, edited into a 2 hour mix which is released on double CD as well as aired on his weekly radio show at the end of each year. According to van Buuren, each year-mix takes several months to make, including thousands of digital audio edits and hundreds of audio plugins.

    In 2000, van Buuren started his own Armin van Buuren compilation series. He managed to find a balance between progressive, techno and trance music styles. His first compilation album, A State of Trance (not to be confused with his weekly A State of Trance radio shows), sold more than 10,000 copies and contains van Buuren's well known remix of Moogwai, "Viola." His second album, Basic Instinct featured a new track: "Perpetuous Dreamer" - "The Sound of Goodbye". This track entered the Dutch charts in June 2001 at number 26. Later in the year, the track hit #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. The third album, In Motion was released 6 August 2001. This album contained the real trance sound and was very popular in the United States. A fourth album, Transparence, followed in 2002. In 2003, he worked with such artists such as DJ Seth Alan Fannin throughout a global tour on Dance Revolution in Europe, selling out to crowds of 20,000 people in Armin's home country of the Netherlands.

    On 8 August 2005 van Buuren released his second studio album, Shivers. On the album van Buuren worked with artists such as Pakistani American singer Nadia Ali, English singer Justine Suissa and American trance duo Gabriel & Dresden.

    On 11 November 2006, he had a live performance called Armin Only in Ahoy Rotterdam for the second time (after 12 November 2005) with a 9 hour solo set, where he performed to over 11,000 fans.

    In the summer of 2007, van Buuren recorded and released a live set at Amnesia, Ibiza. Universal Religion Chapter 3, Live from Amnesia at Ibiza was released on 28 September 2007 as a mix compilation on Armada Records and in the US as "Universal Religion 2008" on Ultra Records on 4 December 2007.

    On 17 April 2008 van Buuren released his third studio album, Imagine. It features collaboration with singers such as Sharon den Adel of Within Temptation and Jacqueline Govaert of Krezip. The album debuted at number one on the Dutch Albums Chart.

    19 April 2008 saw the 3rd edition of Armin Only, this time in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, Netherlands. The event was attended by 16,000 fans and (partly) broadcast live on Dutch National TV. During the second half of 2008, van Buuren took this show abroad, with visits to Australia, Romania, Poland, Belgium, and a special New Years Eve 2008 show at Together As One in Los Angeles, USA.

    On 29 September 2008, Armin won the DJ Award for "Best Trance DJ" at Ibiza along with other nominees, that of Tiësto, Ferry Corsten and Paul van Dyk.

    On 12 January 2008, van Buuren was given the “Buma Cultuur Pop Award”, the most prestigious Dutch music award.

    In 2009, Foreign Media Games announced the production of In The Mix: Featuring Armin van Buuren, a music game being produced in collaboration with Cloud 9 Music and van Buuren's Armada Music label. The title is scheduled to be released sometime in 2010 exclusively for the Wii console.

    He has recently collaborated with his brother, guitarist Eller van Buuren, in such venues as Together As One in Los Angeles, USA on New Year's Eve 2009, as well as on Armin's 2008 album Imagine.

    On 3 March 2010 van Buuren was awarded with the prestigious Golden Harp, for his musical work and contribution to Dutch music, by the music collecting society BUMA/STEMRA at the 2010 Buma Harpen Gala in Hilversum, the Netherlands.

    On 23 June 2010 it was announced that van Buuren's fourth studio album, Mirage is due to be released on 10 September. The first single "Full Focus", was released through iTunes Store on 24 June at midnight. The song peaked at number sixty in the Netherlands. One of the confirmed tracks from the album is a collaboration with English singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor called "Not Giving Up", which will be released as a single from Bextor's forthcoming album, Straight to the Heart. Armin also wrote a song for English singer Seal, but due to the release of his greatest hits album, Hits, the collaboration never came together Armin told Dutch website NU.nl.
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  • Kaskade

    Kaskade (born Ryan Raddon in 1972), is an American DJ and record producer. On October 28, 2009, DJ Magazine announced the results of their annual Top 100 DJ Poll, with Ultra Records Kaskade placed at #51. Kaskade was born in 1972 in Chicago, Illinois. He is the brother of Rich Raddon. He attended Brigham Young University in Provo, UT from 1989-1990 honing his DJ skills in his dorm room at DT.
    He later moved to Salt Lake City in 1992 to attend the University of Utah. During this time he owned and operated a local record store, Mechanized Records. In May 2000, Kaskade moved to San Francisco and began working as an A&R assistant for Om Records. Releasing his first single "What I Say" on the label in 2001. Ryan is from Chicago, has lived in New York, LA, Tokyo, and San Francisco which earned him the nickname "Big City". Ryan is fluent in Japanese.

    In the Moment saw Kaskade's first top 10 single with "Steppin' Out" reaching #5 on Billboard Magazine’s Hot Dance Club Play chart and #6 on Dance Radio Airplay. The fourth single to be released from the album, "Everything," reached #1 on Billboard Magazine’s Hot Dance Club Play.

    Kaskade's fourth solo album Love Mysterious was released in September 2006. The first single from the album, "Be Still", reached #4 on Billboard Magazine’s Hot Dance Club Play. The single features vocalist Sunsun, and includes remixes by Jay-J and Robbie Rivera. Follow up single "Stars Align" hit number #8 on "Billboard Magazine" Hot Dance Airplay chart and just missed the top ten, #11, on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. His third single released from "Love Mysterious", "Sorry", was his third consecutive top ten hit on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay Chart, at #9. Dirty South provided a remix for "Sorry." The remix was nominated for a 2008 Grammy for Best Remixed Recording.

    Kaskade took his stage name from a nature book when he saw a picture of a waterfall and a co-worker agreed "cascade" was a good choice, but he then changed the spelling.

    Upon signing with Ultra Records in late 2006, Kaskade subsequently left Om Records and now only releases with the former.

    Most recently Kaskade has worked with Canadian house/electronic DJ/artist "Deadmau5" to produce tracks on Strobelite Seduction, including the first single (released as an EP) Move For Me. The single became his fifth top ten hit on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay Chart, reaching the number one position in its September 6, 2008 issue. It also gave Kaskade his first number one single on this chart. The dance single has become a crossover hit, managing to reach number 71 on the Canadian Hot 100 as of February 14, 2009. The follow up single, "Angel On My Shoulder", also found success on the dance chart, placing at number 5 on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay Chart. "I Remember", another collaboration with Deadmau5, became his first UK hit, peaking inside the top 15 on the Uk Singles Chart. The video-clip which accompanied "I Remember" was filmed in Manchester, England. The single became his second chart topper on the Billboard dance chart.

    Other Projects
    Kaskade is also an active member of Summer Of Space, Late Night Alumni and The Sellars. Remixed Late Night Alumni's "Empty Streets", which is found of Tiësto's "In Search of Sunrise 5" mix. Late Night Alumni released their second album in November of 2009 titled "Of Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Etc."
    Kaskade is just one of 9 artists who participated in thetruth.com’s Remix Project, where he remixed the Sunny Side song “Smaller Babies”.
    Kaskade also had a comprehensive video outlining his creative process and musical background created about him. It was featured on an online television show called The Craft.
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  • Junior Caldera

    Junior Caldera is a French disc jockey from Paris. A multi-instrumentalist, Caldera was influenced by many musical styles and made rock music before becoming involved in house music in 2002 whilst working as a stage designer in a number of Parisian nightclubs.
    Following his move into electronic music in 2002, Caldera was given a residency at D! Club in Lausanne and in 2003 he won a mixing contest and was awarded to opportunity to warm up for David Guetta. He later moved on to electronic dance music and in 2007, his track "Sexy" became popular in many French clubs, reaching the top 5 of the French Club Charts. Following this success, Caldera was invited to remix tracks by various notable artists, including the Pussycat Dolls, Enrique Iglesias and Paul Van Dyk.
     
    Caldera continued to work on his solo career, and on 18 May 2009 he released his first studio album, Debut, which reached a peak position of #193 in the French albums chart. The album featured guest a performance from Sophie Ellis-Bextor. To date, Caldera has released three official singles; "Feel It" was released in February 2008 but failed to chart, and "Sleeping Satellite" (a house remix of the Tasmin Archer track) was brought out on 15 September 2008 and reached a respectable #37 in the French singles chart, staying in the chart for 12 weeks.
     
    His highest charting single so far is "Can't Fight this Feeling", with Sophie Ellis-Bextor, which managed a peak position of #13 in France and has been in the chart for 17 consecutive weeks. It was also a smash hit in Russia, where it topped the charts, and was a worldwide hit on the club scene. This year, he made a remix of the song "Live Your Dreams". This song is a Soraya's (a popular spanish singer) collaboration with the very famous french DJ Antoine Clamaran. The song has been very successful and has been on the list of more than 14 countries, too. The original track (called 'Radio Edit') will be included in the new Soraya's album, 'Dreamer', on sale September 28.
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