Ready to lift up your favorite superstar DJs over the past year? Who will win 2014′s DJ Magazine who’s who in dance music list? Will it be the world’s current number one Hardwell? Or, will it be one of this year’s other talented contenders like Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, Skrillex, Diplo, and more? Cast your ballot now in DJ Mag’s Top 100 Poll that’s open for voting through September 15th. Winners will be announced at the Top 100 Poll Awards on October 18th, held in Amsterdam during the ADE conference.
Welcome to our manic Monday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Steve Angello party-hopping across the US in pictures, Calvin Harris hanging out with Will Smith in Scotland, and Jon Hopkins dropping a lovely alarm clock ringtone just for you. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Sometimes it’s the next best thing to being there in the White Isle. On Thursday, July 10th, Richie Hawtin kicked off the massive second week of his 2014 ENTER.Ibiza residency at Space with a suer-stacked lineup. Dubfire, Guy Gerber, and Maya Jane Coles all joined the Minus man behind the decks so we thought we’d trot out a few of those memorable sets for your listening pleasure.
Right now, in 2014, Aus Music label boss Will Saul, 36, is the man. His UK-based tastemaking label is firing on all cylinders with recent quality releases from leading artists like Breach, Bicep, Dusky, Huxley, and Saul himself in the form of his latest deep-house bomb “Pedal Power.” So Midas is Saul’s touch—deep house and techno mixed with soul and melody—that the Englishman was recently selected to deliver the latest installment in the ever-popular DJ-Kicks compilation series featuring a who’s who from his imprint and dear friends. Clearly, we knew that this was the exact perfect time to get his top six tunes of the moment.
Recently, UK house duo Disclosure revealed plans to set up a studio in London and believe that the “change of scene” from the suburban studio in which they wrote debut album Settle “will be good.” As Mixmag is currently reporting, the Lawrence brothers revealed their plot during Superstar DJs, the Channel 4 series based on the lives of electronic music superstars hosted by Annie Mac.
Got burning questions for the captain and his seaworthy crew? Fire away! Join Pete Tong in conversation with Tensnake, Eats Everything, and MK on Wednesday, July 9th at 6:00 pm CET / noon EDT. This exclusive Google hangout event will be broadcast live and direct from Ibiza, Spain. It’s a great chance to chat casually with the UK dance tastemaker and his influential friends in the lead-up to his All Gone to Sea round-trip party cruise that will set sail on Thursday, November 6th for a four-night tour from Miami Beach.
This week, we’ve got German house duo Booka Shade (aka Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier) who are recognized veterans within the Frankfurt electronic scene. Over the past decade, they’ve released five LPs including their most recent album 2013’s Eve featuring standout singles like “Love Inc” and “Crossing Borders” among others. When they’re not endlessly recording and touring the world, they help manage their very own Get Physical imprint alongside musical compatriots DJ T. and M.A.N.D.Y. Ready to make your mark in our latest Play remix competition? Now’s the right time to rework Booka Shade’s haunting tech-house fantasy “Love Drug” featuring singer Fritz Helder.
Welcome to our thumpin’ Tuesday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Puff Daddy and Guy Gerber flexing “My Heart,” Moby playing a power-hungry cult leader with Miley Cyrus and Wayne Coyne, and Machinedrum live-sessioning for RA. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.