After first launching at the renowned Space club on the Playa d’en Bossa last year, pioneering techno DJ/producer/label head Richie Hawtin’s weekly ENTER. residency is set to return to Ibiza for its second summer beginning on July 4.
The word “epic” probably gets thrown around a bit too much when describing floor-sweeping dance tunes, but it truly is hard to find a more fitting word to describe Nicky Romero’s “Symphonica.” Released earlier this year, the single found Romero fusing his precise brand of dance music with larger-than-life strings inspired by the symphonic tradition, and resulting in a truly epic floor-pleaser.
The delightfully unpredictable DJ Koze has unveiled a new mix for free download, gathering his favorite songs of the year so far along with some choice audio snippets and samples. It’s a wild ride, but one we all can surely enjoy.
Since the year 2000, Exit festival has been championed as one of Europe’s best musical gatherings. Between the consistently stellar lineups and the scenic natural backdrop, Exit festival draws thousands upon thousands of electronic connoisseurs to the Petrovaradin Fortress in Vojvodina, Serbia each and every year. The 2013 edition of the five-day festival gets underway next month, but before then, we’ve picked out five acts Exit attendees won’t want to miss.
There’s always a ton going on over on Beatport’s Play remix-contest platform—so much so that we are excited to share with you a few solid winners from May’s Play competitions. Aside from one high-energy reinterpretation, deep house tends to take center stage in our winners circle lately. Have a listen, and of course, see what contests are currently taking place on Play right now.
Admittedly, we probably should have seen this coming when Zedd—a former Beatport remix contest regular—began touring with the unpredictable pop star Lady Gaga, but now Zedd himself has confirmed that he will contribute tracks to the pop icon’s next album, and is sounding pretty confident about what they’ve come up with together: “I just really can’t imagine [that people will] not like it, to just say it straight up,” the young producer said in a recent interview. “I think the stuff we’ve made is pretty fucking cool.”
Curious about how to bring an emotional lift to your next track? Well, start with learning the fundamentals of modulation. In this installment of our How To Create Electronic Music feature, Berklee Online, the award-winning extension school of the esteemed Berklee College of Music, walks you through five brand-new tutorials that teach a lot more than just the basics of modulation within synthesis.
A huge congratulations goes out to Kaskade, as his new track “Atmosphere” hit the #1 position of our Beatport Top 100 today.
Those who missed out on Skrillex’s, well, essential Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 this weekend should not fear, the 120-minute outing has made its way to the web in all its massive, genre-defying glory. Check out the full mix and accompanying tracklist below while we catch you up on everything else you may have missed over the weekend.
Last week we took a couple fun potshots at dubstep, but you know we love the genre pretty much more than anybody out there. The South London-originating style has grown tremendously since its underground emergence in the early late 2000s and has since taken on new forms, reaching huge audiences spanning the globe. As such, we thought we’d brush up on our history and share with you the five best documentaries about the curious and influential genre and movement.