In sharp contrast to DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs Poll from earlier this year, Resident Advisor‘s newly released, reader-generated poll emphasizes the tastes of techno and house connoisseurs and subterranean club dwellers the world over, placing names like Richie Hawtin, Ben Klock, and Seth Troxler in its top five, and giving Innervisions mainstay Dixon (pictured above) top honors.
Looks like Grammys aren’t just for the Skrillexes of dance music these days—nope, even guys like Duke Dumont and James Blake are up for awards this year. Come on in and check out the whole list of nominees, along with some super-useful tips to prep for your next digital DJ guy.
Well, at long last, there’s another video from Daft Punk’s highly acclaimed Random Access Memories album, and it comes in the form of the Julian Casablancas-guesting “Instant Crush.” Peep it, along with some amazing pics from the Ibiza of yore, and lots, lots more in today’s roundup.
Grammy-winning New York house legend Todd Terry is set to support fellow Grammy-winning disco legend Nile Rodgers and his band, Chic, when they tour Australia this month. Terry will share the stage with the famed disco crew for two historic shows—in Melbourne at Billboard and in Brisbane at Cloudland.
San Francisco DJ and producer J.Phlip has been on a roll ever since she convinced dirtybird to release her track “Rumble, Rumble” back in 2008. She just wrapped up a huge tour with label boss Claude VonStroke, but the party never stops for this former Midwesterner. Back in September we caught up with the artist known more formally as Jessica Philippe at TomorrowWorld, where she told us about how she got signed and how she chose the artistic path she’s currently carving out.
There’s a lot to be gleaned from the careers of highest successful individuals. Today, Lifehacker takes a look at Jay Z’s productivity tricks. Plus, DJ TechTools reviews Numark’s NS7 II, Point Blank hosts a chat with MK, and Braiden hits Berlin’s vinyl outlets.
We’re nearing that time of the year when every publication trots out its best-ofs and next-ups for 2013 and 2014 respectively. And no doubt, one name on a lot of those lists is gonna be WondaGurl, the young Torontonian who’s already killing it on the boards for Jay Z and Travis Scott. See what’s up, and check out a ton more dance-music news, in today’s roundup.
With a number of stellar releases, a growing crew of up-and-coming talent, and a Wednesday-night residency in Ibiza called Paradise, there’s no question that 2013 has been the year of Jamie Jones and Hot Creations (which we sort of predicted last year). A Welsh DJ and producer who got his start when his Freak n Chic release “Amazon” took over the charts in 2006, Jones founded the Hot Creations label with friend and fellow artist Lee Foss in 2010. Together, the duo has been steadily releasing music from a solid roster of like-minded artists, including Digitaria, Clockwork, Miguel Campbell, Ultrasone, wAFF, Jesse Perez, and Bubba. A couple of weeks back, the London-based producer dropped the deep and techy Planets, Spaceships EP on the label so we caught up with him to talk about the four-tracker, the magic of Ibiza, and the year that was 2013.
Stereosonic, the roving festival that makes its way through five Australian cities, is off and running, having hit Sydney and Perth this past weekend. As expected, the 60,000 fans in Sydney alone were not disappointed, with huge sets from the likes of David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Empire of the Sun, and more.