Dutch DJs Honored With Postage Stamps

Netherlands Dance Stamps

How cool is this?

As The Netherlands get ready to host the Amsterdam Dance Event, the country has taken the opportunity to officially recognize some of its biggest contributions to electronic dance music.

Namely trance, house and other innovators AfrojackDash BerlinTiëstoArmin van Buuren and Hardwell, who all appear on limited-edition postage stamps. The mugs of the Dutch dominators are appropriately nightclub flashy and neon-light colorful, and will surely spruce up any letter mailed in the country for the next few months.

[Via Dancing Astronaut]

Afrojack & Martin Garrix ‘Turn Up the Speakers’ in New Video

Good girl. Bad neighborhood. Hot club. Stop us if you’ve seen this video cliché before.

Afrojack, the Dutch powerhouse who made Forbes’ highest-paid DJs list, and Martin Garrix, the VMA nominee behind the monster hit “Animals,” have teamed up for this main room floor-filler.

The clip features a Miami-model-sexy crowd partying at an underground club in New York City. The male-to-female ratio skews heavy on the fairer sex, so much so that girl-on-girl action seems to increase as the gathering turns from dance party to orgy.

Still, the B-boy breakdancing, glowing hula hoop and endless speaker humping make it clear this is the hottest of hot clubs. Thanks to Afrojack and Garrix, you’ve just been put on the guest list.

Calvin Harris Tops Forbes’ List of Highest-Paid DJs

Calvin Harris

Dance/EDM is big business — look no farther than the continually growing empire of Robert F. X. Sillerman’s SFX Entertainment as evidence. But executives aren’t the only ones raking in cash, as proven by Forbes’ 2014 list of the world’s highest-paid DJs.

Topping the Electronic Cash Kings 2014 ranking is Scottish DJ Calvin Harris, who pulled in $66 million over the past 12 months and even out-earned rapper Jay Z and country singer Toby Keith, according to the magazine.

Check out the top earners and tallies below, along with their rank from last year in parentheses.

1. Calvin Harris, $66 million (1)
2. David Guetta, $30 million (3)
3. TIE: Avicii / Tiësto, $28 million (6, 2)
5. Steve Aoki, $23 million (11)
6. Afrojack, $22 million (7)
7. Zedd, $21 million
8. Kaskade, $17 million (9 (tie))
9. Skrillex, $16.5 million (9 (tie))
10. Deadmau5, $16 million (5)
11. Hardwell, $13 million
12. TIE: Armin van Buuren / Steve Angello, $12 million (8, 4 (as part of Swedish House Mafia))