Good people. Good vibes. Good Times. Every year during Miami Music Week, Skrillex and his OWSLA team hold their now infamous Good Times party for friends, fans, and followers alike. The two-day event at Wynwood Art District last March presented some of dance music’s biggest players going back-to-back including DMC champs duo A-Trak and Craze, Brodinski and Boys Noize, Anna Lunoe and Annie Mac, Benni Benassi and Congorock, and Skrillex himself teaming up with What So Not and Chance The Rapper. Watch it now.
Massive Attack. Tricky. Portishead. Smith & Mighty. Roni Size and Reprazent. What do all these UK-based dance acts have in common? They all came out of the beat-and-bass-heavy Bristol music scene in the ’90s. In a new 20-minute documentary Bristol Bass Oddity from Dazed and Channel 4, the third film in their ongoing Music Nation series, director James Jesset reveals the sights, the sounds, and the DIY club culture coming out of this working class urban center located in England’s southwest country. Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, Smith & Mighty, and DJ Die (formerly of Reprazent) as well as dubstep’s own Addison Groove and Pinch weigh in with their memories of early Bristol dub-reggae soundsystems, underground dance parties, and, of course, the music that took the world by storm. Relive the moments now.
Welcome to our monster Tuesday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Kaskade chatting about what playing Mysteryland in May means to him, DJ Rashad’s enduring musical legacy, and an in-depth look at Rashad’s UK-based label Hyperdub. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
The musical tributes continue to pour in following the untimely passing of DJ Rashad on Saturday, April 26th at the age of 34. Oneman is kicking off his Boiler Room residency by hosting close friends and collaborators of the fallen Chicago footwork icon including Hyperdub’s fearless leader Kode 9, Ikonika, and Addison Groove.
Welcome to our somber Monday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got breaking news on the untimely passing of DJ Rashad, the sudden death of hip-hop pioneer DJ E-Z Rock, Seth Troxler releases Deep Dish’s Sharam on his new label Play It Say It, and more. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Pioneering Chicago footwork DJ Rashad (born Rashad Harden), 35, died Saturday afternoon of a suspected drug overdose. According to the Chicago Tribune, local police are conducting an investigation after a friend found Harden’s body. The news of his death has been confirmed by DJ Godfather who was scheduled to perform with DJ Rashad tonight. Members of Rashad’s crew Teklife, are already paying tribute.
There’s nothing like coming home and playing in front of a faithful crowd. Just ask Pretty Lights (aka Derek Vincent Smith), 33, who’s announced an upcoming string of US tour dates in 2014 including a two-night stand at Colorado’s idyllic Red Rocks Amphitheatre on August 8th and 9th. It’s all part of his new 11-date tour with summer festival stops in Atlanta, New Orleans, Memphis, Austin, New York, Chicago, and more.
Welcome to our fabulous Friday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Todd Terry, Tycho, and Coachella 2014: Weekend 2 kicking off the weekend. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.