Welcome to our final July edition of On Rotation, our weekly staff recommendations in house, techno, drum & bass, indie dance, electronica, and more. Start making waves in your next set with these must-spin summer essentials.
Life’s better when it’s Balearic. That’s exactly what Pitchfork contributor Andy Beta discovered when he skipped over Ibiza’s glitzy mega-clubs and hedonistic summer ultra-party nightlife culture, and instead, opted to take a laidback tour of the island with former Future Loop Foundation’s Mark Barrott as a local guide.
Here’s a genuine buzzworthy selection to add to your ever-expanding summer playlist. Comprised of globe-trotting, Grammy nominated DJ producer Adam Freeland, Californian polymath Steve Nalepa, and LA-residing, Aussie artist Ry X, The Acid delivers a stunning debut album Liminal that drops next week on July 15th. As the back-story goes, Freeland and X bumped into each other at a mutual friend’s party in Los Angeles last year. They hit it off, as like-minded musicians often do, decided to collaborate together, and Freeland enlisted his pal Nalepa to add to the mix. It must have been kismet because the result, on stark, standout moment like “Fame” and “Animal,” is truly captivating.
SF-based electronic luminary Tycho (aka Scott Hansen), 38, has been super busy lately touring around Europe this summer while promoting his lush new album Alive, the follow-up LP to 2011′s Dive. Recently, while he was back home in the Bay Area, he recorded an exclusive, 70-minute live performance for Boiler Room San Francisco that’s worth catching.
Welcome to our manic Monday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Disclosure dishing on “Latch,” Tricky unveiling a new album, and Mad Zach breaking down his live gear. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Welcome to our latest June edition of On Rotation, our weekly staff recommendations in house, techno, drum & bass, indie dance, electronica, and more. Step this way for some sweet summer jams.
Welcome to our Aloha Friday the 13th edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Deadmau5 divulging some top secret info on his new live show, Nightmares on Wax dropping a new box set, and drum & bass technician Lenzman delivering a new session mix. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Back in February 2013, Beatport featured Deep Space House, known separately as Matt van Ax (USA) and Mark Space (Germany), as an early success story on Beatport Mixes, where the DJ team gave tips to aspiring artists about how to sell more mixes, build a following on the web, and about how to set oneself apart from competing DJs in an overcrowded market. At the time, the duo had sold more mixes on the platform than most well-known DJs. Now, one year later, Deep Space House continue to be in the Beatport Mixes sales charts week-after-week. Each of their mixes has entered the Top 100 with over 50 times in the Top 10. To date, no other DJ on the platform have delivered such a level of consistency and quality. Deep Space House combine all deep electronic music genres into one DJ set, but the common denominator is that it always sounds atmospheric and spacey, hence their moniker “Deep Space House.”
Ready to get discovered and make your mark this summer? Enter the Corona SunSets ultimate talent competition together with Beatport for your chance to win the DJ career of a lifetime and an epic grand prize pack totaling over $40,000. Submit your signature, 30-minute Sound of the Beach mix before Thursday, July 3rd for your chance to win.
Welcome to our awesome Monday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Skrillex chatting about Transformers movie sound design, Disclosure and Friend Within dropping a new video for “The Mechanism,” and Mr. Scruff delivering his top 12 tracks to the Guardian UK. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.