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A short list of the stuff that Mike uses every day.
Propellerhead Software

Propellerhead Software

I am a huge, huge fan of these crazy cats from Sweden. I've owned and worked to death every piece of software they've ever released, from the awesome original ReBirth to the even awesomer ReBirth iPhone app and everything in between. Pretty much every remix that comes out of my studio at some point passes through the magic formula (ReCycle + Reason + Record), and I can tell you without even thinking about it that Reason is my favorite app ever, period. Coming from a guy who writes software for a living, that's gotta count for something, right? :) Go visit them at http://www.propellerheads.se

Radio Danz

Radio Danz

Once upon a time, if you were lucky enough to live in the New York City area, you could hear the best dance music on the planet for free, right on your radio, and you even had a choice of stations: WKTU and KISS-FM. Ever since the demise of that badass duo, programmers have repeatedly tried to reboot the format, sometimes successfully (OK, the latest incarnation of WKTU *is* pretty badass), usually not (WPYM in Miami, WNYZ in NYC, and *damn*, where did all those Sirius and XM dance channels go?!). Well FINALLY, I'm happy to say that the rescue party has arrived via the Internet. There are a handful of dedicated web-based broadcasters who *are* getting the dance format right, and one that I've been tuning in to for quite a while is Radio Danz. These guys have gathered together a highly combustible pile of both old-skool talent (Blake Lawrence, the guy who started BPM on XM Satellite Radio... how cool is that?) and hungry newcomers (give me pretty much any Bimbo Jones-ified track and I will cue it up in a sweaty, packed club on a Saturday night, ON FAITH, without listening to it first) and have been serving up a first-rate 24/7 dance mix, with original programming, COMMERCIAL FREE (!!!) since 2006. And if you've got an iPod/iPhone, you can take 'em with you. I've been tuning 'em in for about a year now, and in fact, I am listening to the weekly Sunday night Danz 20 Countdown as I write this. Yeah, I still miss the old WKTU, but I'll tell you what: Radio Danz makes the boo-boo almost all-better. :) Give 'em a listen at http://www.RadioDanz.com, and check out Maxwell House's weekly Danze 20 Countdown podcast at http://podcast.RadioDanz.com. By the way, you do *not* need to own an iPod to listen to podcasts. If this is news to you, please continue on to the next post. :)

Apple iTunes

Apple iTunes

News flash: the Killer App for Windows computers has arrived, and it's from... *gasp*, What?!! The enemy?!! The other day, I was talking to a friend at a club (well ok, so we were shouting really) and he asked me if I could recommend a good program for playing mp3's and CD's on a Windows computer. He said that he'd been using WinAMP for years but was unhappy with its organizational skills, and he'd given up on Windows Media Player forever ago because of its ever-increasing user unfriendliness. (Point taken. Hey Microsoft: who's brilliant idea was it to remove the ability to edit the title/artist/album/etc. from Windows Media Player? Don't you think that's something that people might possibly want to do? Granted, I can go find the file on my hard drive, right click it, select Properties, click the Summary tab, click the Advanced button, click on the title which then magically turns into an edit box [ha, didn't know that, did you? :)], make my changes, then go back to Windows Media Player, click Apply Media Information Changes, and wait an hour or so while my entire library is rebuilt, but come ON.... really?!!) Anyway... I shouted "You didn't like iTunes?", and he shouted back "I don't have an iPod". Now this was a pretty smart fella, and after straightening him out on the notion that you need an i-anything-else to enjoy iTunes on your Windows computer, I hit the Internet and discovered that there actually are a *lot* of people out there with the same idea. So as a public service to all you Windows users, listen up: there is no reason to continue to torture yourself with the horribleness of Windows Media Player for a single minute longer. Go to Apple's iTunes download page right this second, click the Download Now button, tell the installer "Yes, go ahead and find my music", and prepare to be amazed. I don't need to say a single thing more on the subject, you'll be kicking yourself in the arse within minutes.

Billboard Magazine

Billboard Magazine Dance Chart

The first club I ever played at was right across the hallway from a Record Theatre, and the store would stay open until after the club had closed so that partygoers could buy the songs they'd been dancing to that night. Just inside the door to the store was an easel with Billboard Magazine's newly-invented "National Disco Action Top 30" centerfold chart posted on it (that's right, disco wan't dead yet; yes, it *was* a long time ago). That chart and I grew up together, and though it's changed its name several times along the way (seemed like a bad idea, so I kept mine) and split into two seperate versions of itself (this actually *did* seem like a good idea, but alas...) it's still my number 1 go-to source for what's coming next. Want to know what you'll be partying to on my dancefloor next month? Check out the Dance/Club Play Songs Chart on BillBoard.com.


2 Unlimited • 3LAU Ft. Bright Lights • 3OH!3 • 3OH!3 feat. Ke$ha • 3OH!3 Ft. Katie Perry • 4 Strings • 808 State • A Flock Of Seagulls • Adam K. & Soha • Adam Lambert • Adele • Afrika Bambaataa • Afrojack Ft. Eva Simons • Agnes • Ago • A-Ha • Alan Connor • Alcazar • Alex Gaudino • Alex Gaudino & Jason Rooney • Alex Gaudino Ft. Kelly Rowland • Alex Sayz Ft. Evi • Alex Sayz Ft. Sibel • Alexis Jordan • All Your Base • Alphabeat • Alphaville • Altern 8 • Amber • Anabel Romero • Anda Adam • Andain • Andrew Spencer • Animotion • Annagrace • Apollo Zero • Apoptygma Berzerk • Ari Gold • Ariana Grande Ft. Zedd • Armin Van Buuren Ft. Justine Suissa • Artist • ATB • ATFC Ft. Lisa Millett • Aurora • Avicii • B.O.B. Featuring Bruno Mars • B.O.B. Featuring Hayley Williams • Bailey Ft. Jodie Connor • Baker • Bananarama • Barry Love • Basshunter • Bastien Laval Ft. Layla • Beach Girl5 • Beatfreakz • Beckwith Ft. Ineabell • Beduk • Bellatrax Ft. Sophia May • Bellatrax Ft. Tina Cousins • Ben DJ Ft. Sushy • Benny Benassi • Benny Benassi Ft. Gary Go • Betsie Larkin With Super8-n-Tab • Beyonce • Billy Idol • Billy Idol vs. The Bassheads • Bimbo Jones • Bingo Players • Black Box • Black Eyed Peas • Black Fras • Black Rock • Blake Lewis • Blank & Jones Ft. Robert Smith • Blaqk Audio • Block & Crown • Bob Marley Vs. Funkstar Deluxe • Bob Sinclair Ft. Pitbull, Dragonfly & Fatman Scoop -  • Bob Sinclair Ft. Steve Edwards • Bodyrockers • Bodyrox • Boogie Pimps • Booty Love • Booty Luv • Borgeous • Boys Like Girls Ft. Taylor Swift • Boys Noize • Brandy • Breathe Carolina • Brit And Alex • Britney Spears • Brooklyn Bounce • Bruno Mars • BT • BT Ft. Christian Burns • BT Ft. Wild child • C&C Music Factory • C&C Music Factory Featuring Scarlett Santana • C+C Music Factory • Cabin Crew • Cahill Ft. Nikki Belle • Cajmere • Calvin Harris • Calvin Harris Ft. Ayah Marar • Calvin Harris Ft. Ne Yo • Camille Jones • Candy • Captain Hollywood Project • Carefree • Carl Fath And Starchaser Ft. Rebecca Knight • Carly Rae Jepse • Carly Rae Jepsen • Carmen Reece • Carol Hahn • Cary August • Cascada • Cathy Dennis • Cazzette • Ce Ce Peniston • Cedric Gervais • Cedric Gervais Ft. Second Sun • Celldweller • Cerf & Mitiska & Jaren • Champion Lovers Ft. Amanda Wilson • Channel X • Charlie Ward • Cher • Chicane • Chris Brown • Chris Lake • Chris Lake Ft. Emma Hewitt • Chris Lake Ft. Jareth • Chris Lake Ft. Laura V • Chris Lake Ft. Nastala • Chris Reece & Nadia Ali • Chris Reece Ft. Jennifer Needles • Chris Reece Ft. Luciana DeNardo • Chris Sorbello • Chris Willis • Christina Aguilera • Christina Aguilera Vs. Mike Oldfield • Claudja Barry • Clean Bandit • Clubstone • Cobra Starship • Cobra Starship Ft. Sabi • Codes • Coldplay • Concrete Blonde • Coqui Selection & Jorge Montia • Corona • Cosmicity • Counting Crows • Cream • Crystal • Crystal Waters • Culture Beat • Cut & Splice • Cut Copy • Cybersutra Ft. Julie Thompson • CyberSutra Ft. Marcia Juell • Daft Punk • Daisy • Dakota Ray • Dan Balan • DANK • Danyka Ft. Liam • Danzig • Dare 2B Dif'rnt • Darius Finlay & Shaun Baker • Darude • Daruso • Dave Aude Ft. Isha Coco • Davicii Guetta • David Bowie • David Guetta • David Guetta Ft. Akon • David Guetta Ft. Chris Willis, Fergie & LMFAO • David Guetta Ft. Estelle • David Guetta Ft. Kelly Rowland • David Guetta Ft. Kid Cudi • David Guetta Ft. Nicki Minaj • David Guetta Ft. Nicki Minaj & Flo Rida • David Guetta Ft. Usher • Deadmau5 • Deadmau5 Ft Rob Swire • Deadmau5 Ft. Melleefresh • Deadmau5 vs. Salt N Peppa • Deborah Cox • Deee-Lite • Deep Dish Ft. Stevie Nicks • Deepest Blue • Deepest Blue vs Journey • Deepest Blue Vs. Iio • Def Leppard • Degrees Of Motion • Delerium • Delerium feat. Nerina Pallot • Delerium Ft. Kreesha Turner • Delerium Ft. Rani • Depeche Mode • Deshayla • Dev Ft. Enrique Iglesias • DEVO • Dexy~s Midnight Runners • Digital Orgasm • Dirty Vegas • DJ Dan • DJ Dan & Uberzone Ft. Blake Lewis • DJ Earworm • DJ HiTretz • Dj Mog Ft. Sarah Lynn • Dj Project & Deepside Deejays • DJ Ralph & JD Davis • DJ Zebra • DJ Zilos Feat. Laylah • DJ Zilos Ft. Sophia Cruz • DJPC • DJs From Mars • Does It Offend You, Yeah • Does It Offend You, Yeah? • Dogtooth • Dropkick Murphys • Drowning Pool • Duran Duran • Dynamik Dave • Dyro Ft. Ryder • Earth, Wind & Fire • Echo & The Bunnymen • Edelweiss • Edun • Edward Maya And Vika Jigulina • EDX • EDX Ft. Tamra Keenan • Eiffel 65 • Eiffel 65 Vs. Flo Rida • Eighties Commercials • Electric Valentine • Ellie Goulding • Emergency Broadcast Network • Emii • Eminem • Eminem Featuring Rihanna • Eminem Ft. Rihanna Vs Guns N Roses • Empire Of The Sun • Enrique Iglesias Featuring Pitbull • Enrique Iglesias Ft. Ludacris • Enrique Iglesias Ft. Pitbull • Erasure • Eric Chase • Eric Prydz vs Pink Floyd • Erika Jayne • Esmee Denters • Estelle • Eurythmics • Everything But The Girl • Example • Expose • Faith Evans • Far East Movement • Far East Movement Ft. Justin Bieber • Far East Movement Ft. Ryan Tedder • Fawni • Fedde Le Grand • Ferry Corsten • Ferry Corsten Ft. Aruna • Filter Freq • Flo Rida • Flo Rida Ft. Akon • FORD • Foster The People • Foxes • Fragma • Frankie Goes To Hollywood • Freemasons Ft. Amanda Wilson • Freemasons Ft. Wynter Gordon • Freezepop • Fun Ft. Janelle Monae • Funk Fanatics Ft. Peyton • Funkstar De Luxe • Fuzzbox • Galantis • Gareth Emery Ft. Lucy Saunders • Gary Glitter • George Acosta Ft. Fisher • George Michael • Gina G • Girl Talk • Global Deejays Ft. Rozalla • Goldfrapp • Goose • Gotye • G-Pal Feat Anna Maria X • Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five • Groove Coverage • Grum • Guns ~N Roses • Guns N Roses • Gunther & The Sunshine Girls • Haddaway • Haji & Emanuel • Haji & Emanuel Ft. Bryan Chambers & Beverly Knight • Haley • Haley vs. Deadmau5 • Hannah • Hardwell Ft. Matthew Koma • Helena Ft. Shawnee Taylor • Heven • Hilary Duff • HIM • Hott 22 Ft. Bonnie Bailey • Howard Jones • Howie D • Hoxton Whores • Hoxton Whores vs Hysteric Ego • Hurts • Hysteric Ego • I Am Sam vs Men At Work • Iggy Azalea Ft. Charli XCX • Iio • Iio vs. Chris Lake • Iio vs. Chris Lake Ft. Emma Hewitt • Ilona Europa • Imogen Heap • Inez • Information Society • InnerPartySystem • Interactive • InTune • INXS • Iyaz • Jace Everett • Jacinta • Jam & Spoon • Jason Derulo • Jason Nevins • Jason Nevins Ft. Holly James • Jaybee Ft. Morris • Jaydee • Jay-Z & Alicia Keys • Jay-Z + Alicia Keys • Jefferson Airplane • Jennifer Hudson • Jennifer Lopez • Jennifer Lopez Ft. Flo-Rida • Jennifer Lopez Ft. Pitbull • Jes • JES & Ronski Speed • Jessica Sutta • Jessie J • JLS • Joan Jett • John De Sohn Ft. Andreas Moe • John LePage Ft. Debby Holiday • John LePage Ft. Niki Haris • Jojo • Joonas Hahmo • Jordin Sparks • Josie Cotton • Joyce Sims • Junkie XL • Jus Jack Feat. Matina Parisi • Justice • Justin Timberlake • Kaci Battaglia With Ludacris • Karmatronic Ft. Lexa Michelle • Karmin • Kaskade • Kaskade & Deadmau5 • Kaskade & EDX Ft. Haley • Kaskade & Project 46 • Kaskade & Seamus Haji Ft. Haley • Kaskade Ft. Dragonette • Kaskade Ft. Haley • Kaskade Ft. Rebecca-n-Fiona • Kaskade Ft. Skylar Grey • Kate Perry • Katerine • Katy Perry • Katy Perry Featuring Snoop Dogg • Katy Perry Ft. Snoop Dogg • Ke$ha • Kelly Clarkson • Kelly Rowland • Kerli • Kesha • Khalid Rivera • Kim Leoni • Kim Sozzi • Kirsty • Kirsty Hawkshaw Vs. Kinky Roland • KLF • Korn • Kreo • Kris Menace feat. Emil • Kris Menace Ft. Emil • Krystal K • Kyara • Kylie Minogue • Kylie Minogue Vs. Lady Gaga • Kyrah • L2 • La Bouche • La Roux • Lacuna Coil • Lady Antebellum • Lady Gaga • Lady Gaga Feat. Beyonce • Lady Gaga Featuring Beyonce • Lady Gaga Vs. Cascada • Lady Gaga vs. Kaskade • Lady Gaga Vs. Metallica • Ladyhawke • Ladytron • Laidback Luke & Gregor Salto Ft Mavis Acquah • Laidback Luke & Steve Aoki Ft. Lil Jon • Lange Ft. Leah • Larrakin • Lasgo • Late Night Alumni • Le Click • Lemon Demon • Level 42 • Liam Keegan • Liberty X • Limp Bizkit • Linkin Park • Linus Loves • Liquid Nation Ft. Andrea Britton • Lisa Scott-Lee • Lisa Shaw • Little Boots • Livin' Joy • LMFAO • LMFAO Ft. Natalia Kills • LNM Projeckt Ft. Elise • Lolene • Longo And Wainwright • Lords Of Acid • Love Grenades • Love Spit Love • M • Madonna • Madonna and Justin Timberlake • Madonna Ft. Justin Timberlake • Madonna Ft. LMFAO & Nicki Minaj • Mariah Carey • Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch • Maroon 5 • Maroon 5 Ft. Christina Aguilera • Marshall Jefferson • Martin Solveig • Matisse • Matt Darey & Aeron Aether Ft. The Ridgewalkers • M'Black • Medina • Melanie Amaro • Michael Gray • Michael Jackson • Michael Mind • Michael Mind Project • Mike Dailor • Mike Dailor vs Freemasons • Mike Dailor vs. Cream • Mike Dailor Vs. Freemasons • Mike Dailor vs. Purple Disco Machine • Mike Dailor vs. Sweet • Mike Dailor vs. The Turntable Bros. • Mike Flowers Pops • Mike Melange Ft. Marcel • Mike Posner • Mindless Self Indulgence • Mini Viva • Miss Kittin & The Hacker • Mixal DaMix vs. Rihanna • Modjo • Mohombi • Mojado • Mojado Ft. Headless • Molella Ft. Alessia D'Andrea • Moony • Morgan Page • Morgan Page feat. Lissie • Morgan Page Ft. Tegan & Sara • Motorcycle • Mr. DYF Ft. Shena • MSTRKRFT Ft. John Legend • Muse • Mylo • Mz Munchie • Nadia Ali • Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji • NAPT • Nari & Milani & Cristian Marchi Ft. Max C • Nastala • Natalia Kills • Natalie Imbruglia • Natalie Walker • Natasha Bedingfield • Nelly Furtado • New Order • New Order Vs. JamX & Deleon • Nicki Minaj • Nicole Scherzinger • Nine Inch Nails • Nirvana • Nitrous Oxide feat. Aneym • Nivek Tek • Noisettes • Northern Beat Ft. Angie Brown • Obsessiv Ft. Sophia May • Oceanlab • Ohsha Kai • One Direction • One Republic • Opus III • Outsiders Ft. Amanda Wilson • Owl City • Oxygen • Panic! At The Disco • Paul Harris Ft. Deborah Ffrench • Paul Lekakis • Paul Oakenfold • Paul Oakenfold Ft. Brittany Murphy • Paul Van Dyk Ft. Second Sun • Peaches • Pendulum • Penny Foster • Peplab • Pepper MaShay • Pete Tha Zouk & Mastercris Ft. Abigail Bailey • Peter Murphy • Phil Collins • Phoenix • Phonic Funk Ft. The Bleachworks • Phunk & Beat Thrillerz Ft. Katy Allen • Pink • Pitbull • Pitbull Ft. Chris Brown • Pitbull, NeYo & Afrojack • Platnum • Plumb • Praga Khan • Pretty Poison • Princess Superstar • Princess Superstar vs. Mason • Project Pitchfork • Public Enemy • Quadrophonia • Queen • R.I.O. • R.I.O. Ft. U Jean • Radiola • Rancid • Raquel Redd • Raquela • Rasmus Faber & Alf Tumble Ft. Candi Staton • Real Life • Real McCoy • Rec Pro • Red Blooded Women • Reel 2 Real Ft. The Mad Stuntman • Right Said Fred • Rihanna • Rihanna Ft. Calvin Harris • Rikah • Rita Campbell & Chris Tall • Rita Ora • Rob Zombie • Robert M & Bio-punk • Robert M & Dirty Rush • Roberta Childs • Robin S • Rockefeller • Rocky Horror Picture Show • Rogue Traders • Roll Deep • Roll Deep Ft. Alesha Dixon • Roll Deep Ft. Jodie Connor • Rollergirl • Romain Curtis & Seamus Haji Ft. Awa • Ron Reeser & Dan Saenz Ft. Jennifer Karr • Ronski Speed Feat.Ana Criado • Rose Royce • Royal Gigolos • Royksopp Ft. Robyn • Rudenko • Run DMC • Sam Project • Samantha James • Samuele Sartini Ft. Amanda Wilson • Samuele Sartini Ft. Peyton • Sash! Ft. Stunt • Save Ferris • Scarlette Fever • Scissor Sisters • Second Sun • Secret Wish • Selena Gomez & The Scene • Semisonic • September • Services • Seven Lions with Myon and Shane 54 • Shakira • Shakira Ft. Rihanna • Sharam Ft. Daniel Beddingfield • Shaun Baker • She Wants Revenge • Shiny Toy Guns • Shriekback • Sia • Silent Auction • Simian Mobile Disco • Sinead O~Connor • Siouxsie And The Banshees • Sirens • Sisters Of Mercy • SK8 • Skylar Grey • Smart Es • Smashing Pumpkins • Snap • SNAP! • Sneaky Sound System • Snoop Dogg • Sophia Alyse • Sophia May • Sophie Ellis Bextor • Sophie Ellis-Bextor • Sound Of Soho • Stacey Q • Stanton Warriors • Star Pilots • Star Trek • Starchaser Ft. Nachang Nancy • Stardust • Stars On 45 • Starship Sailor • Starting Rock • Static Revenger & Luciana • Steve Aoki vs. Duran Duran • Stonebridge Ft. Therese • Stromae vs Dance Allstars • Stunt • Sudha Ft. Zoe Johnston • Sugababes • Sugar Hill Gang • Summer Channel • Sunblock • Sunfreakz Feat. Andrea Britton • Sunfreakz Ft. Dawn Joseph • Sunscreem • Survivor • Swedish House Gaga • Swedish House Mafia  • Swedish House Mafia Ft. John Martin • Swedish House Mafia Ft. Pharrell • Swedish House Mafia Vs. Knife Party • Sylvia Tosun • T2 Ft. Jodie Aysha • T99 • Taio Cruz • Taio Cruz Ft. Kylie & Travie McCoy • Taio Cruz Ft. Ludacris • Taio Cruz Ft. Pitbull • Talk Talk • Taxi Doll • Taylor Dayne • Technotronic • Tegan & Sara • The Black Eyed Peas • The Bloodhound Gang • The Bloody Beetroots Ft. Steve Aoki • The Bolshoi • The Chainsmokers • The Church • The Crystal Method • The Crystal Method Ft. Emily Haines • The Cube Guys & Barbara Tucker • The Cube Guys Feat. Lisa Pure • The Cure • The Distillers • The Human League • The Killers • The KLF • The One Hundred • The Presets • The Pussy Cat Dolls • The Pussycat Dolls • The Pussycat Dolls Ft. Snoop Dogg • The Roc Project Ft. Tina Arena • The Rolling Stones • The Saturdays • The Script • The Specials • The Spoons • The Temper Trap • The Timelords • The Ting Tings • The Trammps • The Undeniable • The Wanted • The White Tie Affair • Third Party Ft. Abigail Bailey • Tiesto & Sneaky Sound System • Tiesto Ft. Tegan And Sara • Timbaland Ft. Katy Perry • Timbaland Ft. Nelly Furtado & SoShy • Tom Hangs Ft. Shermanology • Tom Jones • Tommy Sparks • Tone Loc With Peaches • Toni Braxton • Tradelove • Train • Trans-X • Travie McCoy Featuring Bruno Mars • Tristan Garner vs. Crystal Waters • Tritonal Ft. Phoebe Ryan • Twisted Sister • Type O Negative • U.V.U.K. • U.VU.K. • Ultra Violet • Underworld • Urban Astronauts Ft. Kate Louise Smith • Usher • Usher Featuring will.i.am • Usher Ft. Pitbull • Usher Ft. Will.I.Am • Utah Saints • Vampire Lestat • Vanessa Amorosi • Veerus, Maxie Devine & Viani DJ Ft. Livin Joy • Vincent Medugno • Visage • We Love Ft. Jade • Weekend Players • White Line Allstars • Whitney Houston • Wilde Project Ft. Matt Blue & Matic • Will Smith • Wolfgang Gartner • Wolfsheim • Wynter Gordon • Yaz • Yolanda Be Cool Ft. Crystal Waters • Young MC • Young Money Featuring Lloyd • Zaa Ft. Molly Bancroft • Zedd Ft. Bright Lights • Zedd Ft. Hayley Williams • Zedd Ft. Matthew Koma & Miriam Bryant