Point Blank is proud to announce the launch of its new Los Angeles branch. Located in the historic Mack Sennett Studios in Silverlake, the London-based online music school will introduce its award-winning Ableton Live courses to the public starting in January 2015.
If you’re Richie Hawtin, how do you top the first nine weeks of ENTER.Ibiza? Bring out the big guns, of course. This Thursday, September 4th at Space, the iconic techno hero will be playing alongside Iranian powerhouse Dubfire in the main room. While over in the Sake bar, German dance luminary tINI will be dropping her curated blend of house and techno. Additionally, ENTER.Ibiza special guests on the night include Paco Osuna, Christian Smith, Mano Le Tough, Guti, BLOND:ISH, as well as resident Bella Sarris.
Ready for some world-class house music to get the peak-time party started? We’ve got you covered. Join us this Saturday, September 6th as Beatport Live and Berlin Festival proudly present a Souvenir Music and Dame Music showcase at Berlin’s historic Arena Club featuring The Jaydes, Pascal Hetzel, Ali Schwarz, and more.
Ready for a well curated house party right in the heart of the German capital? Look no further. Join us this Thursday, September 4th as Beatport Live, First We Take Berlin, and the world’s leading DJ brand Traktor proudly present a Get Physical Music and Poesie Musik showcase at Berlin’s infamous Arena Club featuring Wankelmut, M.A.N.D.Y., German Brigante, and more. It’s all part of this year’s exciting FWTB festival.
So much dancing. So little time. The sixth annual edition of New York’s Electric Zoo returns this Labor Day weekend to Randall’s Island Park—and what an impressive slate of electronic musical talent it is. Honestly, the only true question is, how are you going to catch everything that’s worth seeing over the long holiday weekend? Take heart. We’ve culled the monolithic three-day, six-stage roster, debated the finer points, and now present to you our essential Beatport News picks for one of this year’s premier dance music festival. Enjoy!
Cue the entire electric animal menagerie. Like King Kong, New York’s sixth annual Electric Zoo festival takes over Randall’s Island Park this Labor Day weekend for three action-packed days of sun, fun, and raving frivolity. As luck would have it (for those of you that can’t attend), the massive outdoor event will also be the first-ever music festival to introduce live blogging via online community site Reddit. EZoo staff will curate social media posts from fans, artists, and attendees into an engaging, up-to-the-minute content stream: photos, video, and lots more.
Congratulations goes out to Dutch dance mega-stars Afrojack and Martin Garrix. Their latest collaboration, “Turn Up The Speakers” has shifted straight up to number one on our Beatport Top 100.
Brittney Scott may not be a name you know, but if you’re on Twitter and enjoy dance music, her art is something you’ve seen before. Her signature Microsoft Paint-looking drawings have been used by some of the world’s biggest DJs including A-Trak, Major Lazer, and Martin Solvieg as Twitter avatar photos. What looks like a simple scribble here and there has grown into a massive following, leading Brittney to design her own merchandise and debut her first art show in Los Angeles last week.
The Shadow knows how to make an entrance. Josh Davis, better known as the enigmatic DJ Shadow, is launching his new Liquid Amber label with a mint three-track EP of the same name. The 42-year-old Bay Area-based beatmaker unleashed two new tracks two weeks ago, “Ghost Town” and “Mob” that’re exactly the kind of forward-thinking, instrumental hip-hop beats you’ve come to expect from Davis.