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.
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.
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.
When the Grammy-winning duo Deep Dish unceremoniously split in 2006, we assumed it was likely for good, as one half of the duo, Dubfire, dove deep into the minimal techno sound, while the other half, Sharam, went down the big-room house path. But with the announcement today of their collaborative return to the stage on March 29 at Miami’s Ice Palace, new hope has sprung for a whole host of other acts that we once thought were forever severed. With this exciting reunion on the horizon, we got to thinking about what other dance-music teams we’d like to see back on the block.
Swiss deep house, British experimentalism, and Luxembourgian sun-dappled delights all make the cut in today’s On Rotation segment, which compiles our expert team of merchandisers’ and editors’ favorite picks of the week.
Made Event’s Electric Zoo is heading south for a weekend in May (the 3rd and 4th, to be exact) to Mexico City, and will host a ton of acts, including Skrillex, Above & Beyond, Hardwell, Knife Party, Dash Berlin, Martin Garrix, Dubfire, Claude Vonstroke, Dillon Francis, Alesso, Martin Solveig, Sasha, Lee Foss, and Aly & Fila.