Detroit’s accepted twin pillars of musical history are undeniably monumental: classic ’60s Motown and late ’80s techno. But, during the ’70s (between 1973 to 1985), there was another influential pre-techno sound — the disco and post-disco era — that swept through the Motor City’s nightlife club culture and has been lost until now. As established Detroit DJ Mike “Agent X” Clark points out: “I try to mention it in interviews, but it gets deleted because it predates techno. It would be great to finally have Detroit heard and understood before techno.”
Berlin-based DJ producer and BPitch Control boss Ellen Allien (born Ellen Fraatz) is a true creative at heart. Through her signature blend of leading-edge techno, classic electro, and experimental electronic, she’s been a genuine fixture on the global dance music scene over the past two decades. In our latest weekly Weekend Weapons segment, we spoke with the German dance luminary to get her top six dancefloor slammers of the moment including the standout single “Come To Me” from her latest three-track EP Freak.
Techno icon Richie Hawtin continues his summer-long ENTER.Ibiza residency at Space next Thursday, 7th with another must-see lineup. For week six, the Minus man will be joined by special guests including Drumcode boss Adam Beyer going B2B with Swedish mixstress Ida Engberg, Dubfire, Recondite, and Bella Sarris, among others. Even if you can’t make it to the White Isle, you can still catch it all live right here starting at 9:30 pm CET / 3:30 pm EDT.
Welcome to our awesome Thursday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Deadmau5 taking controversial Toronto mayor Rob Ford on a Coffee Run, Thump dropping the 10 best sets from Tomorrowland’s weekend two, and the people of Berlin’s Berghain club. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Techno icon Richie Hawtin continues his ongoing, 14-week ENTER.Ibiza residency tonight, Thursday, July 31st with another stunning lineup at Space. Coming up for week five, the Minus label boss will be joined by special guests including Nina Kraviz, Maceo Plex, Josh Wink, Paco Osuna, and Ean Golden, among others. Even if you can’t make it to the White Isle, you can still catch it all live right here starting at 9:30 pm CET / 3:30 pm EDT.
Swedish techno heroine Ida Engberg began her career at 18 when she filled in for another DJ before winning her own regular club night. Later, she got her big break working at The Spy Bar, one of the most famous clubs in Stockholm. Since then, she’s collaborated with some of dance music’s most recognizable names including Roger Sanchez, John Dahlbäck, Sebastian Ingrosso, Eric Prydz, and more. Now, she can add one more marquee name to that list—Richie Hawtin. On Thursday, July 3rd, Engberg joined the modern techno icon for the opening weekend of his ongoing, 14-week ENTER.Ibiza residency at Space playing alongside like-minded techno luminaries Maceo Plex, Tale Of Us, and resident Bella Sarris, as well as main-room headliners Hawtin, Paco Osuna, and Recondite.
Have cake, will travel. Las Vegas-based caking maniac Steve Aoki certainly isn’t one to shy away from theatrics. Tonight, the Dim Mak label boss brings his electro-house antics, his fervor for face-caking, and his inflatable raft crowd-surfing to the Spanish White Isle.
If you live in the City of Angels, don’t you dare sleep on this! Belgium-bred, London-based drum & bass don Alix Perez (born Alix Depauw) will be spinning at LA’s long-running haven of soulful, experimental beats Low End Theory alongside The Breathing Effect, Mast, and Jay Cue. As always, tonight’s very special event takes place at the Airliner in Lincoln Heights. Plus, for the first time in over a month, all five LET residents will be there in support including night founder and Alpha Pup boss Daddy Kev, Nobody, the Gaslamp Killer, D-Styles, and Nocando.
Who’s bigger than Prince? J.E.S.u.S. of course! For the uninitiated, that’s the hilarious acronym for Jackmaster, Eats Everything, Skream, and Seth Troxler. In their three-plus-hour-long set poolside straight from the White Isle of Ibiza, these superstar jokers of the scene deliver a world-premier performance par excellence. It’s a fun, frolicking DJ clinic chock-full of soulful house and slammin’ tech-house jams and you catch their entire summertime set now.