Filipino-Dutch DJ producer Laidback Luke (born Lucas Cornelis van Scheppingen), 37, has made a quality name for himself in the industry over the past decade as a cool, chill guy who definitely brings the heat behind the decks. Along the way, he’s played at some of the world’s biggest dance music festivals like Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Ultra Music Festival, among others as well as collaborated with some of the most influential names including the world’s current number one Hardwell, Steve Angello, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Aoki, A-Trak, and Diplo, among many others.
Ready to create your very own custom schedule for this year’s Outside Lands festival? Now you can. Outside Lands 2014 has just released its daily lineups for the seventh annual music festival that’s taking place in San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park over the weekend of August 8th to 10th. Leading electronic acts including Tiësto, Disclosure, Cut Copy, Chromeo, and Flume will join main-stage contenders like Kanye West, The Flaming Lips, and Tegan & Sara, among many others on this super-stacked summertime bill.
Where do Williamsburg hipsters source their wax? From Co-Op 87, of course. The Greenpoint, Brooklyn vinyl haunt is home to the finest selection of house, disco, soul, jazz, hip-hop, and plenty more musical genres and LP oddities. Co-owners Mike Catalano and Ben Steidel are doing quite well for themselves even in a crowded area; five record shops currently surround them on all sides including local neighborhood veterans Permanent Records, Captured Tracks, and others.
Welcome to our round-up overload Thursday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’re spotlighting the ten best sets from the first weekend of Tomorrowland 2014, Fact pulling together the best free sets on the Net this week, and Boiler Boom delivering three solid hours with UK grime’s biggest stars. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
London-based drum & bass luminary and Exit Records boss dBridge is writing mad. Yesterday, the man known on the street as Darren White took to his official Tumblr to defend the current state of drum & bass while responding to “this continued belief that DnB has been on some kind of hiatus.”
This year, in 2014, just as Beatport marks its 10th anniversary, Lloyd Starr, 35, has been named acting president. It’s a leadership role that the former COO has been diligently working towards over his past decade with the company. You might say he’s been groomed for the position. Recently, the door opened due to former CEO Matt Adell’s exit last month. So, after much internal discussion, Starr has stepped in and up, and has never looked back. In a new mini-interview with leading music industry publication Billboard, Beatport’s new helmer opens up about the future of the digital dance music download platform, his overarching plan to increase the organization’s social media reach, their ongoing cat-and-mouse game with download farms, and the true meaning of EDM.
UK-based electronic tastemaker label Hyperdub has announced details about the North American leg of their ongoing 10th anniversary celebration. After releasing two 10 collections (with two more slated for release), several of the label’s leading acts including imprint founder Kode9, Ikonika, Taso, DJ Spinn, and JD Earl, among others will embark on a 16-date tour this fall in September. There will be confirmed city stops in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle as well as five select nights north of the border in Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, and more.