Morning Roundup

Egyptian Lover dissects "Egypt, Egypt," Dubspot breaks down melody, and Todd Terje edits '80s classics

By Ken Taylor

Monday mornings always seem to surface amazing things from the past—and today’s no different. First up, Egyptian Lover walks us through his ’80s classic “Egypt, Egypt” in a video for RBMA. Then Todd Terje unleashes a mix of edits he made from Carter- and Reagan-era dance standards. Check them both out after the jump, along with the usual dose of news you’ve come to expect.

- Despite a bit of a shaking start last year, Croatia’s Dimensions Festival is back for 2013, and they’ve rolled out a huge lineup that includes, Model 500 (live), 3 Chairs, Pantha du Prince, Omar-S, Ben Klock, Daphni, Derrick May, Mala (live), Moodymann, and many more. (full story)

- In Red Bull Music Academy’s awesome new video series, Key Tracks, classic artists walk us through how they constructed some of their classic jams. Today: Egyptian Lover pounds away at the 808 while recreating his signature tune. Amazing! (full story)

- Oslo disco doyen Todd Terje has assembled a sweet mix of his personal edits of ’70s and ’80s dance classics, including Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition,” Chaz Jankel’s “Glad To Know You,” and plenty more. Check them all out below.

- Struggling to understand melody? There’s an app for that! Here Dubspot showcases a number of apps that’ll help you grasp the musical theory. (full story)

- If you’re a DJ and you can’t find a gig, you’re probably not trying hard enough. Not every gig has to take place in a club, as this awesome article from DJ TechTools points out. Think bigger—think weirder!—and get yourself a spot at an unlikely venue. (full story)

- Dam-Funk, who’s currently offering up stems to one of his tracks for our Play contest, has just made available this mixtape from 1994, entitled Tranquil Funk, for your enjoyment. (full story)

- Oh, and have you been annoyed to death by dubstep bird yet?