Is it ever guy or girl’s dream to be a dancer at one of Ibiza’s megaclubs? Probably not, to be honest, but surely there is a handful of folks out there for whom spending the summer atop the speakers, potentially covered in foam or some other sticky substance, sounds awesome. For them, we present a primer on what you need to do to prepare yourself for a season as a dancer at Pacha. For the rest of you, we’ve got news from Tiga and Matthew Dear, videos from Sun Glitters and Werkha, and a handy playlist-sharing tutorial from DJ TechTools. Come on in.
Yep, today’s news roundup is a little bit of a throwback: We take a look at some historical moments in the formation of Chicago house, Detroit house, and LA’s rave scene, and electro master Egyptian Lover weighs in on Roland’s 808/909 update. Come on in.
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.
The last couple of years have proven Nile Rodgers and Giorgio Moroder to be a modern dance-music wrecking crew. Of course, what’s ironic is that they’re not just modern-music legends, having first made their names in disco’s ’70s heyday. That said, they were without a doubt two of the most talked-about artists of 2013, and now they’re set to bring their respective stage shows (Rodgers with his full Chic band) to LA’s Hollywood Bowl on May 10.
The venerable Red Bull Music Academy is in the midst of its 15th-anniversary celebrations this year, and as part of it, they’ve just released their first full-length documentary, entitled What Difference Does It Make?, and you can watch it for free right now.
Electric Zoo, Electric Daisy Carnival… it’s hard to keep up with all this electricity. Still, you’ve got to, because, regardless of their names, dance-music festivals are our lifeblood—right? Enter the lineup for this year’s Electric Forest Festival, which takes place in Rothbury, Michigan, from June 26 to 29.
Valentine’s Day comes but once a year—but thanks to Stones Throw mix king Peanut Butter Wolf, you can celebrate all 24 hours of it. That’s right—the indie-hip-hop giant just packed together 24 hours of slow-jam goodness for your Friday-listening pleasure.
It’s almost time to get cozy with your cutie, but first, get cozy with your computer as we tip you to a fine selection of items in today’s roundup, including new clips from Machinedrum and Invalyd, a Chris Lake DJ-recommendation list, a documentary on sampling, and much more.