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.
Welcome to our action-packed Tuesday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Avicii prepping a rock-tinged follow-up to 2013′s True, Peanut Butter Wolf throwing down Down Under, and Disclosure collaborator Jessie Ware hitting the States this fall. Right this way for our complete link-o-rama.
Have you heard the one about how there’s way too many DJs? We’ll bet you have. But sometimes the old, tried-and-true stories from back in the rave days are truly the best stories. In a new feature-length article surrounding the “2ManyDJs effect,” DJ Broadcast explores the phenomenon of how everyone’s seemingly a DJ including contributing factors like the acceleration of digital technology, free online music killing the producer-only profession, the challenges of being a promoter and curating a lineup in this current climate, and lots more.
Detroit techno leader Richie Hawtin continues his 2014 ENTER.Ibiza residency this 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.
Since everyone loves a musical top 10 we thought we’d serve up another exclusive Shazam-ed list straight from Ibiza just for you. Although there are a few tracks that have been doing the business week-in and week-out including Patrick Topping’s current tech-house titan “Forget,” there are a couple of new entries below for your Balearic summer consideration.
Detroit techno icon Jeff Mills cut his set at Belgium’s Dour Festival short on last Thursday night, July 17th, after a bottle was thrown towards the stage from the crowd, according to Mixmag and other new reports. According to a Facebook post by fellow performer Chris Liebing, the 51-year-old techno pioneer was apparently 30 minutes into his live set at the Belgian festival before leaving shortly after the incident.