Norwegian disco and house are having a huge resurgence lately, buoyed not only by the recent release of Todd Terje’s It’s Album Time LP, but also by his pal Prins Thomas’ 10th anniversary of his scene-defining Full Pupp label. Thomas is set to release 10 Years of Full Pupp, a two-disc mix of 32 tracks that will land on the label on May 26.
Nope, it has nothing to do with the refrain of Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful”—but it does have to do with “you.” “Thank U for a great 16th edition of Ultra Music Festival Miami,” says the intro to the festival’s wrap-up clip, just posted on YouTube. “This video is for you, and all the rest of the Ultra fans worldwide that attended the event at Bayfront Park Miami or viewed the UMF TV live-stream on YouTube.”
Jimmy Edgar’s pal and Ultramajic label mate Danny Daze is a pretty hilarious—and forthright—guy. And today’s interview with the Miami-reared producer/DJ via Attack Magazine really puts a spotlight on the guy’s unique personality. “I’d play at a McDonalds back in the day if they paid me in cheeseburgers,” he said, when asked about taking bad gigs in the past.
Welcome to our gigantic Tuesday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Deadmau5 claiming he’s “over” clubland, Swedish House Mafia unleash their “calling-it-quits” doc Leave The World Behind, and Disclosure present Settle at Coachella 2014. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Welcome to our massive Monday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got a mountain of Coachella 2014 coverage from Weekend 1 including Outkast, Pharrell Williams, Chromeo, and more. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Legendary. Seminal. Groundbreaking. Influential. Classic. Words like these get thrown around on a daily basis in dance music. So much so that they’ve lost their intrinsic luster. But, in the case of house godfather Frankie Knuckles, who died suddenly on March 31 at the age of 59, these terms don’t nearly go far enough to describe his overwhelming contribution to the city of Chicago—and dance music as a whole.
Like a bolt from the blue, while everyone is driving out to the desert for Coachella 2014, Disclosure’s Guy and Howard Lawrence sneakily dropped a Soundcloud preview (via their Twitter feed) of their new collaboration with Friend Within. “The Mechanism” is a bouncy, wobbly-bass house jam that comes out on April 15th.
Welcome to our bountiful Friday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got lots of Coachella coverage, Ultra Music Festival gets a lifeline, and the inspiring portrait of the Mali hip-hop scene. Your massive, music-filled weekend starts right this way.
Norwegian summer-jam king Todd Terje is quite a character. So it’s no surprise that he’s created his very own character named Preben for some of the playful songs like “Leisure Suit Preben” and “Preben Goes to Acapulco” from his new disco-infused album It’s Album Time.
So much music. So little time. The 2014 edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival returns this weekend to the California desert community of Indio—and what an impressive slate of musical talent it is. Really, the only burning question is, how are you going to catch everything that’s worth seeing? Well, as luck would have it, we’ve got you covered. We’ve culled the massive three-day, six-stage roster, debated the finer points, and come up with our essential picks for this year’s premier music festival. Read on and rejoice!