as of: 07/24/2009 10:43:59 AM
July 1, 2009 - A&A has been retained to defend the
removal of a foreign national charged with inadmissibility under INA
212. Seeking to adjust status via marriage to a US Citizen,
A&A's client faces the uphill battle of seeking a discretionary
waiver under 212(h).
July 1, 2009 - A&A's
plaintiff representation of an injured mother and her daughter
against at a Maryland Four Season Resort has resulted in a law suit
in Garrett County, Maryland. Stepping in to defend the
Resort is Steptoe Johnson, PLLC. A&A's case against
the Resort will be the first of its kind. Based upon negligence in
operating a ski-lift, A&A faces the challenge of bringing suit
in a State, when compared to other ski-rich states, maintains
a legislative vacuum regarding the operation of such machinery (i.e.
ski-lifts. ). Moreover, Maryland saddles a stiff and
unforgiving "assumption of the risk" duty upon all its
plaintiffs. With such prevailing case law, can it be argued that
A&A's client reasonably assumed the risk of the ski-lift ride?
July 1, 2009 - A&A marshalls on
with discovery and depositions, in the case involving a multi-count malicious abuse of
16, 2009 - A&A's criminal defense of its client resulted in
a favorable disposition of all Counts (at trial) in Maryland's
District Court. Facing a mix bag of both felonies and misdemeanors,
A&A 's client faced a total of 49 counts. Needing only a two day
trial, A&A successfully disposed of all 49 Counts.
July 1, 2009 - A&A welcomes two German DJ/Producers to its roster of globe trotting
trance, progressive, house heavyweights.
Hailing from Munchen, Germany, Jerome
Isma-Ae is an exciting look at the newest crop of 21'st Century
DJ Producers rising up rising up in the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) scene. In
direct recognition of Jerome's stellar production, as well as,
live performance skills, world No. 1 DJ Armin
van Buuren, invited Jerome to be the opening act for his famed
Tuesday Amnesia party on the Spanish Isle of Ibiza. Set for August
18, 2009, this set is a must attend on the Isle
Also hailing from Germany, Alex
M.O.R.P.H. is a relative new comer to the EDM scene. However,
his credibility and talent can hardly be denied. Already spinning
parties in Ibiza, Spain along side the like of Armin van Buuren,
Alex has quite an brilliant future upcoming here in the States. Best
April 1, 2009 - The 24th Annual INTERNATIONAL
DANCE MUSIC AWARDS, held in beautiful South Beach Miami, was no
strange place for A&A client, Armin
Van Buurn. Armin's domination of this years categories
include (winner in bold):
Best Progressive House/Trance Track:
"I Remember" - Deadmau5 & Kaskade - Ultra
"Open Your Heart" - Dirty South & Axwell feat. Rudy -
"The Longest Road" - Morgan Page feat. Lissie - Nettwerk
"Imagination (Tiesto Remix)" - Jes - Magik Muzik/Ultra
"Deep At Night" - Ercola feat. Heikki L - Nervous
"In And Out Of Love" - Armin van Buuren - Armada
Best European DJ:
Paul van Dyk
Armin van Buuren
Above & Beyond
Best Radio Mix Show DJ:
Matt Darey - Nocturnal
Armin van Buuren - A State Of Trance
Joe Bermudez - Air BPM
Pete Tong - Essential Selection
Above & Beyond - Trance Around The World
Paul van Dyk - Vonyc Sessions
Best Music Video:
"Just Dance" - Lady Gaga - Interscope
"The One" - Sharam feat. Daniel Bedingfield - Ultra
"Delirious" - David Guetta feat. Tara McDonald -
"Womanizer" - Britney Spears - Jive
"Pjanoo" - Eric Prydz - Pryda/Ultra
"In And Out Of Love" - Armin van Buuren - Armada
Best Global Record Label:
Ministry of Sound
With five victories in five nominated categories,
this year's IDMA 2009 was quite a sweep for Armin. A&A extends
its warmest Congratulations, and offers, best wishes for more
success in 2009!
March 1, 2009 - A&A welcomes the latest
Dutch phenomenon, Joris
Voorn, to its ever growing roster of international dj/producers
and vocalists. Mr. Voorn is presently on tour to promote his fourth
artist album, BALANCE 014. With A&A's legal assistance, Mr.
Voorn expects to arrive shortly in the US to begin the American leg
of his world tour.
What separates Mr. Voorn's latest artistic endeavor
is the manner in which he has cleverly mixed over 100 tracks.
By laying and remixing up to six different tracks at a time, Mr.
Voorn's mixes invoke a sense of what he has coined, "Musical
Painting." As always, A&A is proud to represent Mr. Voorn,
and looks forward to attending an upcoming performance.
March 1, 2009 -
A&A welcomes internationally renowned vocalist,
Ms. Sue Brice, to its roster. Based out of the United Kingdom, Ms.
Brice's most recent work, "I
Need a Miracle," was a global dance hit topping charts
through Europe, Asia and here in the States.
August 1, 2008 - A&A extends greetings to
Ms. Ida Corr,
the Danish sensation with the vocals to rock your socks off!
Although relatively unknown two years ago, in 2007, Ms. Corr's track
Think About It" propelled Ms. Corr into the forefront of
singer-songwriters in the global Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
scene. What amazes A&A most about Ms. Corr has to be the level
of success her track achieved. Outside the United States, Ms. Corr's
track reached #1 or close to #1 in seventeen different countries.
Inside the United States, Ms. Corr's track, not only reached #1, but
has remained on BIllboard's Hot Dance Airplay chart for nearly 1
year. Needless to say, A&A is proud to represent such a
talented artist, and as always, looks forward to seeing Ms. Corr's
performance in the near future.
June 1, 2008 - A&A
extends a warm welcome to DJ
Paul Mendez. Already a successful house producer
internationally, DJ Paul looks to set the record straight with his
American fans. DJ Paul will shortly begin hsi two American
residencies, with one of them being in sin city, Las Vegas! Among
his accomplishments, DJ Paul has a Gold Disc (2002) for his track,
"Twisted," which sold more than 70,000 copies
worldwide. Further, and more impressive, since releasing
"Twisted," and between the years 2002 - 2007, more than 30
record labels licensed his track; a true testament of the raw talent
possessed by this man. Best of luck here in the US, and A&A
looks forward to seeing DJ Paul perform in the near future.
June 1, 2008 - A&A welcomes DJ Matthew
Dekay to its growing roster of international DJ/Producers.
Already a recognized progressive trance DJ, Matthew placed 151 on
last years DJ Magazine Poll. Best of luck to you, and we hope to see
you, at a gig, in the near future.
October 26,2007 -A&A extends its
warmest congratulations to the new Number
1 ranked DJ/Producer in the World, ARMIN
VAN BUUREN! Not many can truly say they've witnessed the birth
of an "artist" (or birth of an angel). Many speculated,
and some predicted that the humble beginnings known as Blue
Fear was an omen that would culminate with a rise to the
pinnacle of the Electronic Dance Music industry. Like
him, Love him or Hate him, it can no longer be disputed the
popularity of Armin Van Buuren. Best wishes to you.
September 7, 2007 - A&A welcomes its
newest addition to its roster of international dance producer/artist
Van Dahl. For fans of the genre, the Global hit "Castles
in the Sky" (2001) (Courtesy of YOUTUBE.COM), brings to
mind images of endless dance music fans worldwide singing along with
hands pumping above their heads. But with new productions for 2007,
and new chart toppers including, "Inspiration," which
placed #1 on Canada's BPM:TV
- Hot 20 Dance Chart, Ian Van Dahl is poised to retake the US by
storm! As always A&A is pleased to welcome Ian Van Dahl and
looks forward to seeing an upcoming performance in the U.S.
June 1, 2007 - Already a well known trance
duo from Germany, and recognized globally on the DJ Mag 2006
rankings at #139,
needs no introduction to fans of Eletronic Dance Music (EDM).
With appearances at this years TRANCE
ENERGY 2007, CG is no small venue act. As always, A&A
welcomes CG to the its roster, and looks forward to seeing an
upcoming performance here in the States!
March 1, 2007 - A rising star from our
neighboring country to the north, DJ
Sultan, a Canadian DJ and producer has all the making of a
global trotting superstar. To start, Sultan was signed by the
Bookings of Washington, D.C., which also represents the likes of
Deep Dish. For
fans of Sultan, check out Resident Advisor's artist interview
here. As always, A&A welcomes its newest artist to its
roster, and looks forward to seeing a performance in the near
March 1, 2007 - Already a legend, A&A
welcomes DJ Remy
Unger (aka REMY)
to its roster of international superstars. For some artists, hard
work pays off, and Remy is no exception. By methodically building
his reputation through an intense tour schedule, Remy has finally
reached acclaim and just recognition from his U.S. fans. A&A is
proud to welcome Remy and likewise looks forward to attending
his upcoming performances.
January 1, 2007 - Sitting on top of the
world, as the number ranked Audio-Video DJ's (DJ
Mag's Top 20 VJ Poll 2006) team, A&A welcomes Addictive
TV, and Graham Daniels and Peter Tolly as its newest
clients. Although most people may not know of Addictive TV by
name, their work speaks for themselves. Addictive TV represents the
cutting edge of the audio-visual DJ industry. They also represent
the first ever AVDJ producers to ever re-mix Hollywood productions.
on a Plane (starring Samuel Jackson) and Take
the Lead (starring Antonio Banderas) were two Hollywood trailers
produced by Addictive TV for the US film trailer market in 2006.
With an already impressive international following in this
avant-garde artistic endeavor, Addictive TV looks to solidify its
international name in the U.S. market. A&A wishes Graham and
Peter, best of luck in 2007!
MAGAZINE TOP 150 RESULTS
UK POLLS RELEASED FOR 2008!
January 1, 2009 - With a
staggering 350,000 dance music fans voting in 2008's DJ Magazines
Top 100 Global DJ/Producer poll, it is only a positive sign that
electronic dance music has no where to go but up. With votes
coming in from 167 Countries, its clear that EDM is here to stay.
A&A wishes to thank all fans
who voted and now extends its congratulations to all its artists who
Armin Van Buuren - It is with great pride
that A&A extends its congratulations to Armin
Van Buuren for placing #1 in DJ
Magazine's Top 100 Global DJ/Producers for the third straight year. After holding the #3 spot
for three years, then then #2 stop last year, Armin is truly sitting
on top of the World.
Andy Moor - A&A extends its
congratulations to Andy
Moor, a relative newcomer to the electronic dance scene, but one
whose productions and sets have propelled Andy to world-wide fame.
Improving to place #18, Andy
expects even greater upward leaps in future DJ Magazine Top 100
polls, even a Top 10 finish!
Thrillseekers - A&A congratulates Thrillseekers
for placing #45 on DJ Magazines Top 100 Polls. A British
import, the artist known simply as "Thrillseekers," has a
discography that is the envy of many, but possessed by none.
Congrats on moving up!
Lange - A&A extends congratulations to Lange,
another British import in the electronic dance music for placing #37
on DJ Magazines Top 100 Global DJ/Producer Poll. With moving
productions and ethereal vocal mixes, Lange's improvements
through the Top 100 ranks puts him in a position to strike at
the top artists.
Cosmic Gate - A&A extends its
congratulations to the German duo known as Cosmic Gate for placing #62
on DJ Magazines Top 100. Improving from two years ago (when they
placed in Top 150), this duo is poised to break the Top 50.
Rank 1 - A&A extends congratulations to Rank
1 for placing #135 in DJ Magazines Global Top 150.
Bestowed with undeniable international acclaim, for Rank 1, it is
not the performances that necessarily dictate their success, but the
quality of their discog and productions.
Matthew Dekay - A&A extends its first
congratulations to DJ Matthew
Dekay from Holland for placing #151 on the international
DJ Mag Poll 2008.
31, 2006 - A&A welcomes its newest client to its ranks
of artists and
producers. Just 19 years of age, Finne
Jager (known professionally as DJ Phynn) of the Netherlands is
just barely into his first year of college and has already produced
numerous global chart topping EDM tracks. Along with his stellar
discography, Phynn continues to gain recognition with each
international venue he rocks. With performance destinations
throughout Europe, South America, and the U.K., A&A looks
forward to Phynn's inevitable domination once he arrives in
September 1, 2006 - The success of
A&A's client, Stonebridge
of Sweden, continues to rise as his weekly Saturday Night show
on Sirius Satellite
Radio (Channel 33) continues to generate new listener-
ship, as well as new fans. With weekly replays of his Panama
sets in Amsterdam, Holland, these shows should not be missed by any
fan of House music.
July 22, 2006 - Congratulations are extended to A&A
client Andy Moor,
a new and rising star on the International Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
scene. Born and raised in Stokes on Trent, UK, Andy's very first
performance in Washington, D.C., at the cavernous Club
Glow, was a sensation! With new EDM artists arriving each
day, Mr. Moors stands heads and shoulders above other global
DJ/Producers simply because not many can match the level of raw
musical talent possessed by Andy. Andy's EDM tracks simply move
audiences to dance!
September 9, 2006 - A&A welcomed the return of Armin
Van Buuren to GLOW
in Washington, D.C.
CLICK ON EITHER PICTURES OF ARMIN TO WATCH
STREAMING VIDEO OF HIS LIVE PERFORMANCE!
Presently ranked #2 in the world by DJ Magazine (UK), Armin
played to a capacity crowd on Saturday evening spinning a special 6
hour set for fans from the DC Metro area. Amazing was the fact
that even at 2:00 AM EST, with no further admissions possible,
nearly a thousand fans stood outside the venue hoping just for a
chance to see AVB.
Needless to say, Armin Van Buuren shook the paint off the walls!
September 1, 2006 - A&A has joined the ranks of
companies that contribute to Special
Olympics (MD). In addition to financial contributions,
A&A staff volunteer their time participating at regional Special
Olympic competitions. Having previously witnessed these amazing
athletes compete, A&A looks forward to the next Special Olympics
March 20-25, 2009
- Winter Music Conference
October 19-21, 2009 -
Amsterdam Dance Event.