Mark your must-do DJ calendar for Thursday, March 6 as Beatport Live welcomes a live Ultramajic label showcase featuring Danny Daze and Jimmy Edgar straight from Berlin. Part record label, part design house, part metaphysical portal, Ultramajic, created in 2013, combines elements of music, design, objects, and installations into a holistic multi-sensory experience.
Disco edits from KZA, ambient excursion’s from New Kanada, and muscular techno from Soma all crop up in today’s On Rotation segment, which compiles our expert team of merchandisers’ and editors’ favorite picks of the week.
Congratulations to W&W as their track “Bigfoot” just claimed the top position in our Beatport Top 100.
On tap this week, we’re brewing up dance music with a message to get your creative juices flowing. In a recent interview with Beatport News, Protocol Recordings boss Nicky Romero spoke about the inspiration behind “Colors,” his label’s latest progressive anthem produced by Austin duo Tritonal (aka Chad Cisneros and Dave Reed) and 23-year-old LA-based Paris Blohm: “The idea is that… everybody is equal and we should respect one another, regardless of race or where we come from.” Well said. It’s time to gain some respect of your own by remixing Tritonal, Paris Blohm, Sterling Fox’s collaborative effort “Colors.”
It’s with very little exaggeration that we call Australian producer/performer M4SONIC (aka Nick Boundy) a Novation Launchpad master. If you’ve seen his ridiculously popular YouTube performance of “Virus,” you’ll know why—the dude is a madman when it comes to punching out beats and rhythms and triggering samples. Wanna learn how he does it? Well, you just might be the recipient of some one-on-one video-chat time with Boundy, as he’s just launched a remix contest with Novation for fans to remix “Virus” live.
Global Beatport community, it’s time to have your say. Welcome to the 2014 Beatport Awards, celebrating the year’s best in dance music. Today through Friday, February 28, you can cast one vote per day for your favorite electronic music culture nominees.
The bombastic noisemaker Kill the Noise (aka Jake Stanczak) recently jetted off to Europe for a string of dates that will see him hit Switzerland, the Netherlands, France, the UK, and more. But before he drops the bass in Prague, Czech Republic, this Friday, he also bestowed upon us an exclusive Beatport Chart of tracks that fans are likely to hear on said tour, including a number of his own tracks and remixes.
Swiss deep house, British experimentalism, and Luxembourgian sun-dappled delights all make the cut in today’s On Rotation segment, which compiles our expert team of merchandisers’ and editors’ favorite picks of the week.
On this week’s Play contest, acid is king. Enter Brighton, England’s own Far Too Loud (aka Oli Cash), who’s gained a credible reputation within dance-music circles for crafting aggressive electro-house punctuated by behemoth basslines. Think LA-based breakbeat duo The Crystal Method and you’ll instantly know his sound. Ready to take the world by storm? It’s time to stake your claim by reworking Far Too Loud’s latest squelchy banger “Acid 9000.”