Krewella’s Yasmine Yousaf isn’t one to take too kindly to internet haters. She went on a bit of a rampage on the band’s Tumblr to defend artists everywhere against vitriolic legions. Hear what she’s got to say after the jump.
Since releasing her highly anticipated debut album, Lights Out, in 2011, Londoner-by-way-of-Chicago Kate Simko has persistently worked to establish her position on the forefront of dance music. Known for her unique take on house and techno, Simko has continued to demonstrate her diverse musical prowess with each and every release.
There’s no denying it that Diplo (aka Wesley Pentz), the Grammy-nominated producer, remixer, and and head honcho of Mad Decent Records, is one of the hardest-working men in the music business. Through unending curiosity and exploration of the world’s vast musical heritages in Jamaica, Africa, the US, and beyond, Diplo has a knack for seamlessly connecting the dots between the global underground and the commercial music mainstream. And in connecting those dots, he’s racked up production credits for MIA, Santigold, Drake, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars, among many others.
It’s maybe an odd combination of musical guests from which to glean career advice together, but hey, MK and Chuckie both hold some sway in their respective fields. The Guardian recently tapped the two for a few tips on what it takes to be a successful producer or DJ today.
According to FACT’s calculations, the average large-scale weekend festival will cost any given attendee £420 (about $640 USD). Are those fees pricing out the younger folks that are most likely to show up to such an event? Read on to see how FACT breaks it down.
There’s a lot of chatter lately about lazer cutters and 3D printers—heck, you can make a gun with them, for god’s sake! But there’s of course much safer fun to be had with new technology, and one such example is the awesome experiments being done by Amanda Ghassaei, who 3D-printed a record last year and who has now lazer-cut one of our wood.
Since video surfaced of Damian Lazarus unleashing our favorite Hot Natured track to date (or at least 2013′s best track to date), we’ve been combing the internet’s wasteland of misinformation searching for a release date, but, lo!—like a feral unicorn mystically appearing in an enchanted forest, it was delivered to the BP servers for our repeated preview listening.
From investment banking to underground taste-making, Tronic Records head honcho and club veteran Christian Smith has traveled the globe with unprecedented musical stamina. With a catalog of Beatport chart-toppers under his belt and a long-standing reputation for making cutting-edge music, his attempts to play past the pigeonhole of techno has made him a tough artist to box, but all the more fascinating, naturally.
Having recently reeled out the label’s 100th release and dropped his second full-length artist album, Omakase, there was never a better time for Beatport News to quiz the Swedish producer/DJ on his new record and numerous goings-on.