Congratulations are due to the trio of Hardwell, Dyro, and Bright Lights, as their track “Never Say Goodbye” has just claimed the #1 position on the Beatport Top 100.
Four years after the release of what would become one of the definitive MIDI controllers for Ableton Live users, audio-manipulation-interface manufacturers Novation have unleashed the new Launchpad S, a revamped model of the Launchpad that boasts tons of new features on top of those that made the original unit such a huge success. Being huge fans of Novation’s controllers, we were very excited to unwrap the Launchpad S and take it for a test drive.
Over the years, Philly-based producer and street-bass proponent Starkey has been always been at the forefront of hip-hop-rooted electronic music, with releases across an array of top-notch labels—Ninja Tune, Planet Mu, and Trouble & Bass to name a few—to his name and a pair of well-regarded imprints—Seclusiasis and Slit Jockey—currently under his watch. Considering the man’s steady stream of output and respected talents as a DJ, we figured it was time to check in with the veteran beatsmith to see what tunes he’s been using to fill dancefloors lately. Starkey was kind enough to share with us a handful of his most essential cuts and favorite tracks for blending. Take a look at his full list of Weekend Weapons below.
With Detroit’s Movement Festival set to take over the big Memorial Day Weekend, there’s obviously plenty of buzz in the air. We’ve got a lot of it after the jump, but even more immediately, Boards of Canada are about to premiere some new music. Get ready and tune in!
With a title like “Preschool Tea Party Massacre,” we were expecting something a little more death-metal-sounding, but, as one should never judge a book by its cover, we were pleasantly surprised when, from the deepest darkest recesses of the four-to-the-floor world, Pleasure Victim brought us a heavy-hitting, opening-hour house tune for today’s Track of the Day. As just the second release from the El Paso-based duo of Le Disxco and Roberto Apodaca, “Preschool Tea Party Massacre” sets the bar high for these early up-and-comers.
To honor one of the city’s most inspiring citizens, the Mayor of Asheville, North Carolina, has declared today, May 23, Bob Moog Day. Moog, a pioneer in the world of analog synthesis, lived in Asheville for many years prior to his death in 2005, and his Moog Music company is still based there.
On Monday, we hipped you to the first part of our 40 Essential Detroit Techno and House Tracks feature. Well, today we’ve got Part 2 ready for you, and it’s just as packed full of goodness. Classics from Inner City, Plus 8, Underground Resistance, and more mix with more recent joints from Kyle Hall, Andres, and Omar S. Download all the tunes in these two separate charts, and see you next week at Movement.
Looking for new sound sources for your next dubstep jam? Why not try a science experiment or two. Over on the Periodic Videos YouTube channel, you’ll find one helluva cool clip that featuring Dave from Boyinaband.com creating samples from a series of chemistry processes—and they’re all stitched together into one killer low-end sketch-track.
Well, Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories is out now, as of yesterday, but what you won’t see on any North American version of the release is the track “Horizon,” which landed solely on the Japanese edition. Of course, what kind of music publication would we be if we didn’t let you hear it anyway?
Dance music—it’s getting pretty big these days, in case you hadn’t heard. On the weekend, David Guetta took home the first-ever Best EDM Artist trophy at the Billboard Music Awards—with nary a quizzical look in sight. Guetta fan or not, let us take a moment to celebrate that it’s come this far.