Beyond The DJ Tag Archive

Put Yourself In The Action With Our Interactive MNDR Music Video

Posted July 2

If you’ve ever wanted to go on tour with your favorite band, here’s your chance — well, if your favorite band just happens to be MNDR, that is. The Beyond The DJ: Most Innovative Solo Performer winner recently came out with a new music video for the jam “C.L.U.B,” and it puts you right in the action.

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Meet Beyond The DJ Winner: MNDR

Posted June 21

MNDR — a.k.a. Amanda Warner — is basically an instant party. Put her on stage, add some lasers, and WHAM, everyone’s dancing. Warner’s techie skills (she’s a self-proclaimed gearhead) and indefatigable energy made her the perfect headliner for the O Music Award’s first Unboxed live event, as well as a prime nominee for Beyond The DJ: Most Innovative Solo Performer. Find out more about the vowel-less electronic wonder after the jump.

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Meet Beyond The DJ Nominee: Girl Talk

Posted June 14

Much like the narrator in the Barenaked Ladies song “One Week,” Gregg Gillis (a.k.a. Girl Talk) has a history of taking off his shirt. Yup, the master mashup artist frequently goes topless on stage — amidst clouds of confetti and balloons — working his audience into an all-out lather inspired by both his skillful mingling of musical genres and his sweat-lacquered chest. Those factors converge to make Gillis a riveting performer and an O Music Awards nominee in the Beyond The DJ: Most Innovative Solo Performer category. Watch Girl Talk talk after the jump.

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Meet Beyond The DJ Nominee: Reggie Watts

Posted June 7

Although Reggie Watts may stand alone on stage, doling out humor on a regular basis, he’s anything but your average standup comedian. He’s also a musician — weaving levity with smooth vocals and beatboxing, thanks to a portable passel of electronics. Find out more about the O Music Award nominee for Beyond The DJ: Most Innovative Solo Performer after the jump.

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Meet Beyond The DJ Nominee: Dan Deacon

Posted May 31

Not since the late Steve Jobs has a single man and a bunch of electronics been able to stir the masses into such a frenzy. Dan Deacon — a prolific musicmaker who just today announced his new album America — is one of forerunners in the computer music world. While that may sound like a rather stationary genre of tunes, Deacon is famous for his live shows: high-energy affairs that get the sweaty throngs of humanity twisting and turning more than any rock concert denizen. Deacon’s ingenuity and and balls-to-the-walls enthusiasm have not only earned him legions of fans, but also an O Music Awards nomination for Beyond The DJ: Most Innovative Solo Performer. Find out more about the man behind the massive glasses after the jump.

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