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Deadmau5 and DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM

Deadmau5 and DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM – together at last!

GREAT news for you today! Our great big rave book is now in the hands of one of the biggest electronic music stars on the planet: the one and only DEADMAU5!

Deadmau5 and DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM

We managed to make this happen at Deadmau5′ pop-up store on Fairfax yesterday afternoon. Joel was a little tickled to see that he’d made it into the book, “right there at the end!” Needless to say, we hope that he enjoys the book and says nice things about it in public (*HINT, HINT, MAU5!*).

BTW, the man looked good the night before at his first of four nights at the Shrine at USC. Michael shot him for Getty and got some really good material out of it, like this shot here:

Deadmau5_USC

Until next time!

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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!

Superstar DJ Keoki

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!

NEW CONTEST! “DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM” monthly FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY!

Hey everyone! We’re got a big announcement today—it’s the first monthly “DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM” Free Book Contest!
What is this contest? It’s really simple, actually: be the first to answer a bunch of electronic music-related questions correctly, and you win a FREE COPY of the first American rave photo book, “DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM: Land Of The Free, Home Of The Rave”. This first coffee table book about the glory days of the American rave scene has already won accolades from Mixmag, Buzzfeed, Vice and others, and now you can get a copy of your very own…for FREE!

That’s right, FREE. No ordering costs, no shipping costs, NOTHING. You win, you get the book. That’s it. Really.

SO LET’S GET STARTED!!!

DFTS Face Contest

YIKES! What kind of mashup is this?? Has a plastic surgeon gone berserk?? Well, sort of…in Photoshop, anyway! As you might have guessed, we cobbled together this interesting collection of facial parts from several famous DJs, and you have to figure out who those DJs are! Some are old-school rave veterans, and some are newer EDM artists. Can you tell what parts belong to what spinners? Put your best answers to the following facial features:

Eyes:
Nose:
Ears (top):
Ear (side):
Hair:
Pompadour:
Face & mouth:
Facial hair:

OK, we’ll give you ONE hint: the purple ear on the side belongs to Dillon Francis. As far as the rest is concerned…you’re on your own!

Please send your entries through the Contact page on the “DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM” web site: https://dancefloorthunderstorm.com/contact/

The first contestant who writes in all of the correct answers will win a copy of the book. Any entries with less than all answers correct will not qualify. Only one entry per person, and multiple entries from any one person will be discarded, so guess carefully! Once the winner is determined, we will contact them to inform them of their good fortune, and to obtain a shipping address.

The contest ends on March 31, 2016.  GOOD LUCK!!!

OFFICIAL BOOK SIGNING PARTY on Friday, Dec. 4th at COUTURE HOLLYWOOD!

We’ve got a BIG signing party coming up this FRIDAY, DEC. 4th at COUTURE HOLLYWOOD! Here’s author Michael Tullberg’s latest blog post that has all the details!

*Whew!* Thanksgiving week is over with, and I have a lot to be thankful for, that’s for sure. I have a lot of people who believe in what I do, and more people every day finding out about “DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM“. This past week in particular was very productive and hectic, because the book got a big spike in attention and sales, thanks to back-to-back web articles from two huge Internet outlets! The first was from the mother of all dance music, the legendary Mixmag in the UK. Mixmag has been around longer than any other dance music magazine in the world; they are the premiere global authority on electronic music. They were they first in, they’re the last one standing from the old guard, and they’ve always reigned at the top of their field, both print and web-based. So when you get their official stamp of approval for your work, that means you’ve accomplished a lot. The dance music community in Europe and the UK jumped all over this, re-running the gallery story loads of times. Lots of domestic outlets reported on it, too. A print article is in the works as well–will update you on that when the time comes. Here’s the link to the original story:

http://www.mixmag.net/read/the-time-before-edm-blog

Now, normally getting a big shout-out from an organization like Mixmag would be enough complimentary showcasing to last a whole week–except nobody told the people at Buzzfeed that! The very next day after the Mixmag piece came out, Buzzfeed released their own image gallery of my work, stirring up even more Internet reaction. Their approval charts were extremely favorable, which means the word got spread around to a lot of other Internet outlets who normally wouldn’t have found out about the book. Plus, there have been more requests from other web pages to provide them with pictures in the wake of this article–quite nice! And, it looks like we may have secured our seventh retail outlet, and we’re fishing for more…a very big fish, in one case. Again, details to follow…here’s the Buzzfeed article for now:

And to top it all off, I was also shooting most of the week either for Getty, or for the VRtuality show that went off at Avalon yesterday. So I’m also thankful for this day of rest so I can recharge and get ready for another busy week, which culminates on Friday with my Official Book Signing Party for “DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM“! That’s gonna be a killer show, with Steve Loria, Eve Falcon, Reza Gerami, Riley Warren and Danny B spinning! Plus, there’s NO COVER! That’s right, free admission all night long! plus there’s gonna me free drinks for the first hour thanks to some great sponsorship from Serpent’s Bite Whisky, too. And I’ll be there selling and signing books! It’s gonna be a great night, so I hope you folks invite who you like and bring yourselves down to Couture Hollywood, which is at 1640 Cahuenga Blvd. in L.A.
SEE YOU THERE!!!

New book launch party details!

Hey everyone,

What’s up? Good news: the plans for the book launch party is now all set! The official date is now October 8, 2015, and the venue is the great INDUSTRY DTLA salon & event space! Here’s the DJ lineup:

Mark Lewis
Riley Warren
Freddy Be
Jason Blakemore

AND…the party is FREE, from 7:00 – 11:00 PM! This is gonna be a great night of old-school fun, and we hope that many of you can make it down! More details TBA!

Image from Massive Armageddon!

Image from Massive Armageddon!

BOOK RELEASE PARTY!

GREAT NEWS! “DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM: Land Of The Free, Home Of The Rave” is at this moment being printed up and will be released later this year! After a successful IndieGogo campaign earlier this summer that raised upwards of $10,000.00, the presses are rolling and the final product is finally going to be available to the general public!

HUGE thanks to all the contributors who helped make this possible! And get ready for a book release party, most likely in early October! Stay tuned for updates!!