Holiday Shipping

Hey all,

Just wanted to let you all know that the distribution center that ships out copies of DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM will be closed on the following dates: Dec. 23, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. Please expect some delays because of this.

In the meantime, have a safe and happy holiday season!

 

The 5150 Team

New promo video for DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM

Legendary DJs love DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM! Paul Oakenfold, Richie Hawtin, DJ Snails and MORE!!

Legendary DJs love DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM! Paul Oakenfold, Richie Hawtin, Frankie Bones and many more!!

Look at all these legendary electronic music artists supporting DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM! From trance to techno to drum ‘n bass to breakbeats to dubstep…the acclaim is pretty much universal! Paul Oakenfold, Frankie Bones, Richie Hawtin, DJ Rap, Junkie XL, Christopher Lawrence, Swedish Egil and DJ Snails…now there’s a lineup we’d gladly go see on any night!

Naturally, this brings up an important question, namely…do you think that there’s a chance that these great artists are onto something here?

Answer: YES! YES!! YES!!!

So, here’s another question: since these guys are onto something, and since the DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM Triple Holiday Blowout sale is taking place right now…don’t you think that it’s time you took advantage of some BIG savings (reduced price, FREE SHIPPING and a BONUS iBooks sequel!) by ordering a copy of this amazing book for yourself or a friend?

Again, YES! YES!! YES!!!

And, one last question: do you want your book to arrive late because you didn’t order before the holiday crush?

NO! NO!! NO!!!

So what are you waiting for?? Go to the ordering page (or click this link if you’re reading this on another site) and get a copy on its way to you TODAY!!

 

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DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM makes a great holiday gift!

HUGE HOLIDAY SAVINGS! It’s the Dancefloor Thunderstorm Holiday Triple Blowout Sale!

Hey, folks! Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the electronic music fan in your life? Well, today’s your lucky day, because we’re kicking off the DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM Holiday Triple Blowout Sale! Now through the end of the year, it’s the perfect opportunity to pick up your copy of America’s first coffee table rave photo book, “DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM: Land Of The free, Home Of The Rave”!

The Triple Blowout Sale means you’ll be saving a substantial amount of cash when you order this great book that’s won praise from EDM media across the globe! What are these savings, you ask? Take a look!

  • Until January 1st, we’ve lowered the price of “DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM” to $55.00, a savings of five dollars!

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  • You’ll also get FREE HOLIDAY SHIPPING, a savings of ten dollars!

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  • As a BONUS, you’ll also receive via email a FREE copy of the iBook sequel, “DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM: The Out-Takes”, a value of $6.99!

WOW! That’s a total savings value of $21.99!! You’re not going to get a better deal on ANY book about electronic music this year, that’s for sure! BUT…this sale ends on January 1st, o what are you waiting for? Go to the Ordering page on the site and get your copy today!!

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“DJs – THEN & NOW”, Week 10: SUPERSTAR DJ KEOKI!!!

Hello, everyone! Yes, we’ve made it to Week 10 of “DJs – THEN & NOW”, and what a legend we have for you today! It’s the originator of the term “Superstar DJ”, and in his case, the term is well-earned. From the beginnings of the late 80s New York club scene to his becoming a true electronic music superstar globally, this man has walked the line between artist and celebrity, and between genius and madman as well. He’s seen it all, he’s done it all, and somehow he survived it all, refusing to become just another stupid musical casualty. He’s the King of the Club Kids, the master of impending disaster–the one any only SUPERSTAR DJ KEOKI!

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The shot on the left is poolside at Winter Music Conference in Miami (this is when people still actually went to Winter Music Conference). The shot on the right is from a tribute dinner to the now-legendary L.A. printing artist Richard Duardo. Overall, none the worse for wear, we’d say! Check out all the ink outlines on his younger self…just think of all that color that had to be filled in! This is a guy who’s put more miles behind him than most rock stars, and come out intact in the end. Kudos to you, Keoki–can’t wait to read your bio. Bet it’s gonna be a monster…wink, wink!

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DJs – THEN & NOW, Week 9: STEVE AOKI!

A long time ago, the great DJ Steve Loria once told me that the best part of being a DJ was being able to have his cake and eat it, too. What he meant by that was the fact that he could play the most amazing house music he could find, and make lots of people happy in the process. Today, we have another DJ named Steve who likes to have his cake and eat it, too…actually, a more accurate way to put it would be having his cake and then throwing it into his audience! Yeah, I think you know who we’re talking about here! From the depths of Hollywood depravity (ha!) comes the EDM generation’s favorite destroyer of desserts, the one and only STEVE AOKI!

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The photo on the left was taken at the old LAX club in Hollywood, where Steve and the late DJ AM used to hold court regularly. The one on the right is from Steve’s book signing at The Last Bookstore in DTLA.

Anyone for some Benihana?

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“DJs – THEN & NOW”, Week 8: MARK FARINA!!!

What’s up, people! Yes, it’s time once again for “DJs – Then & Now”, and this time around it’s our pleasure to acknowledge another old-school house master who definitely has made his mark on the electronic music world. In fact, it’s pretty to hard to find many American DJs who’ve made such an impression that fans marked their calendars after his performances so that they could look back and smile on a night that rocked their world. Yes, it’s the one and only MARK FARINA!!

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Wow, eighteen years and a beard are sure ways to mark a change, aren’t they? One thing that hasn’t changed–the amazing house beats that Mark has blessed the rave scene with for the past two decades! This man is definitely worth checking out, as you’ll see in this clip from one of his performances at Sound in Hollywood!

So what excuse do you now have for missing this guy’s show? Answer: NONE! And furthermore, the EDM generation definitely could use a good lesson about quality house music from time to time, so it’s fantastic that people like Mark have been providing that music all these years. So the next time Mark comes to your town, do yourself a favor…don’t miss him!!

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DJs -THEN & NOW, Week 7: RICHIE HAWTIN!

Whoo-whee! A big apology to  everyone for last week’s lack of a “DJs: Then & Now” segment…we were quite honestly all wrapped up in the social media launch of our newest book project THE RAVER STORIES PROJECT. This is 5150’s next major book project, and so understandably some other things had to take a temporary back seat. But guess what–WE’RE BACK! And this time we’ve got someone really special for you on today’s Throwback Thursday! It’s the techno master himself, RICHIE HAWTIN!

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That 1999 shot of Richie was taken at the world-famous Viper Room on the Sunset Strip, when the great old club Atmosphere was in there. This was at the height of his Plastikman era. The one on the right is Richie not quite showing off his PLAYdifferently mixer at Sound in Hollywood. As you can see, putting the razor away can make a world of difference.

Richie appears a couple of times in the pages of DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM, by the way…just thought we’d point that out…

And while we’ve got you here, we really do want to draw your attention to THE RAVER STORIES PROJECT. It’s going to be a fantastic collection of amazing raving nights, as written by the people who experienced them…the ravers themselves! In other words, this is going to be the first book about ravers, by ravers. If you haven’t noticed on social media already, we’ve just put out a Call For Submissions in the rave community, and the initial response has been nothing short of fantastic. Dozens of electronic music fans have already inquired about how to contribute their favorite rave memories to the project, and once our official press release goes out soon, we expect to see a lot more.

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We have a saying here at 5150: “Every raver has a story”, and this is the foundation of THE RAVER STORIES PROJECT, because it’s true! Every raver really does have a story, whether it’s about their first rave, or when they saw their favorite DJ spin, or when they found their significant raving other, or when Daft Punk conquered Coachella. It’s the amazing experiences that people go through that drives the rave scene in the first place, and we want to spotlight this long-neglected aspect of our wonderful community.

So yes, we really want to read what you have to say. Go to www.raverstoriesproject.com for full details!

And SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!!!

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“DJs – THEN & NOW”, Week 6: DJ COLETTE!

AWRIGHT! It’s Week Six of “DJs – THEN & NOW”, and that means a lot of miles on the time machine’s odometer! Well, you know what we say? Screw it – bump that baby up past 88 MPH and bring out the next DJ! And we’ve got a great one for you this week–all the way from Chicago, IL, it’s the best singing DJ in the land! Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to the one and only DJ COLETTE!!

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Can you believe that this babe hasn’t had any work done?? Colette truly is the epitome of aging gracefully! Of course, it’s a bit easier when you’re living life young, like in this video from one of Colette’s favorite old haunts, the much-missed King King on Hollywood Boulevard. Listen to her voice, she’s fantastic!

As you might expect, Colette appears in the pages of DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM! Shouldn’t you order a copy for yourself today??

And BTW, stay tuned for a BIG announcement coming soon about out next book project!!

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DJs – THEN & NOW, Week 5: FRANKIE BONES!!!

Wow, is Week 5 upon us already?? Well, let’s get down to it, then! Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to godfather of American rave, and the creator of PLUR and STORM…the one and only FRANKIE BONES!!!

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Keep rockin’ it, Frankie! We owe you a huge debt for making this whole scene we love possible. For those of you who haven’t seen this man spin, correct that mistake immediately!

Mister Bones naturally appears in the pages of DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM…several times, in fact! Go to the Order section and get a copy for yourself today!