It seems like just as much music happens on video these days—and we’ve got plenty of proof today. From Richie Hawtin’s crazy New Year’s Eve to clips from DJ Yoda and Dimitri Andreas to Skrillex, Boys Noize, and Kevin Saunderson waxing nostalgic on Detroit to a guy playing a Massive Attack classic with his groceries, there is much to be seen in the world of visual musical entertainment. Oh, and we’ve got an initial MUTEK lineup, too, so let’s get to it.
- Montreal’s beloved MUTEK Festival has announced its first round of performers, and it includes John Talabot, Andy Stott, Jamie Lidell, Robert Hood, Michael Mayer, Martyn, and plenty more to come. (full story)
- Here’s a ravey slice for ya: DJ Yoda’s “Pizza feat. Sway” brings some ’90s vibes to the party.
- Richie Hawtin may have just returned from some life-changing gigs in South Africa for Bridges for Music, but he also had one whirlwind of a New Year’s Eve, playing four gigs across two countries in 24 hours. Here’s a quick video rundown of how it all happened.
- Curious about how Baauer made his now infamous “Harlem Shake”? Then watch on…
- Have you checked out Infinite Legroom, the luxury-travel-tip site of really-frequent flier A-Trak? (full story)
- Rainer Weichhold’s Gold Records is about to unleash Dimitri Andreas’ “Midnight” on March 8, but we’ve got the trippy video for it today.
- Spin’s Philip Sherburne hipped us to this sorta odd documentary put forth by the Mad Decent folks, which features Skrillex, Boys Noize, and Kevin Saunderson speaking about the influence of Detroit techno—and then the former two’s Dog Blood project. Not totally sure what to make of the clip, but Spin provides some funny insights on it. (full story)
- Lastly, one more can’t-miss vid: Massive Attack’s lovely “Teardrop” as performed with the assistance of some circuit-closing vegetables.