Belgian-based DJ duo Wolfpack have been smashing up the global dance music scene over the past few years. Initially discovered by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike at Tomorrowland back in 2011, The Pack’s Steve and Ruben were immediately signed to their Smash The House stable. Their current single, “Sirens” on Steve Aoki’s LA-based Dim Mak imprint is another crowd-pleasing electro-banger.
Like most top-flight European-based DJs, German deep house duo Tube & Berger (aka Arndt Rörig and Marco Vidovic) are spending their current summer basking on the beach in Ibiza. Sun, surf, sand, and soaking up some surefire island vibes are in the cards for the Kittball label bosses over the next few months. That said, we thought now was the perfect time to get their top seven deep house jams straight from the idyllic White Isle. Enjoy their current summertime selection.
Detroit techno leader Richie Hawtin continues his 2014 ENTER.Ibiza residency tomorrow, Thursday, July 24th with another super-stacked lineup at Space. For week four, the Minus man himself will be joined by special guests including Innervisions empresario Dixon, tINI, Marcel Dettmann, Martin Buttrich, and Bella Sarris, among others.
Welcome to our final July edition of On Rotation, our weekly staff recommendations in house, techno, drum & bass, indie dance, electronica, and more. Catch our hand-picked summer essentials now.
Electric Zoo has unveiled plans for a Sunday School vinyl-specific stage for its 2014 edition, happening on August 29th through 31st at Randall’s Island Park in New York. Recently hosting their own “Mini-Fest” at the inaugural Mysterland USA, Sunday School are overseeing the wax-centric tent, which will provide festival attendees with a richer selection of house and techno.
LA-based electronic experimentalist Flying Lotus (aka Steven Ellison), 31, has just announced the release of his fifth studio album You’re Dead, his follow-up to 2012′s Until The Quiet Comes. Slated for an October 7th release, Ellison plans to support his latest LP by hitting the road on a massive 24-date North American tour this fall including major city stops in New York, Boston, Miami, Seattle, Portland, San Diego, and Denver, as well as Canadian area shows in Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto.
Play fanatics! New rave revivalists Klaxons are back again this summer with a new sun-soaked, psychedelic third album entitled Love Frequency. It’s the first LP in four years for the UK-based trio of singer and bassist Jamie Reynolds, keyboardist James Righton, and guitarist Simon Taylor-Davies since 2010’s well-received sophomore effort Surfing the Void. It’s a great opportunity for you to show off your studio skills to these coming-of-age British artists. Ready to make your mark by winning our latest Play remix competition? Join in today and rework the Klaxons’ latest indie dance single “Atom to Atom.”
Detroit’s own sanctuary of wax People’s Records reflects the Motor City’s defiant, impossible-to-pigeonhole nature. Situated near what was once called the Cass Corridor, the neighborhood has since been renamed Midtown to distance itself from the area’s violent history. It’s now a part of town that reflects Detroit’s mixed reality. Safer than it once was, this part of town is filled with history, not to mention the exceptional Detroit Institute of Art, renowned live music venues The Magic Stick and Majestic Theater, and Wayne State University’s campus. Nestled in a small shopping center, the shop that was founded back in 2003 by owner Brad Hale and has now become a snug harbor for vinyl junkies, DJs, and rabid music fans alike.