According to FACT’s calculations, the average large-scale weekend festival will cost any given attendee £420 (about $640 USD). Are those fees pricing out the younger folks that are most likely to show up to such an event? Read on to see how FACT breaks it down.
There’s lots of Ultra-related news to get to today… First up, the festival has announced its dates for 2014, but also of note is that Swedish House Mafia, who famously handed in their wings at this year’s UMF, have got some surprises up their collective sleeves. Read on to see what they’ve got brewing.
It’s been seven years today since Burial released his debut self-titled full length album on Hyperdub. And while it wasn’t what you’d call an immediate hit, it set off one of the most pivotal reactions in the hardcore continuum—and of course has inspired hordes of half-baked imitators. But all the same, what Burial let loose with on May 15, 2006 has changed modern music for the better, and he’s done so in near secrecy.
Back in March, Skream played what many are calling one seriously rough set at a Boiler Room session in Austin, Texas, during South by Southwest. It got so off the wall that Skream ended up getting shut off, causing him to unplug a CDJ and hand it into the crowd in a fit of indignation. Now, that much-ballyhooed set is available to see online—as are his comments regarding the situation. Click on through to see how it all played out.
Dubstep duo Mt. Eden (formerly Mt. Eden Dubstep) started off as bedroom producers, slowly putting New Zealand dubstep on the map. Now with over 100 million collective views on their tracks on YouTube, they’ve dropped the “Dubstep” from their name, signed to Ultra Records, and have an EP due in June.
We’ve been waiting with bated breath for the new Daft Punk album, which drops next week, but the world got a big preview yesterday, and the reviews are in. Check out what Dillon Francis, Joakim, Four Tet, Zomby, and more have to say after their first listen.
Summer’s nearly here, and with so much awesome music, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of our huge album sale. From deep house to dubstep, techno to drum & bass, and beyond, our favorite new albums are all just $7 each through May 22.
There’s nary a better soundtrack to the weekend than fine deep house, so peek on into today’s Morning Roundup for news on MGUN, Dance Mania’s comeback, and Robin S.’s return to the stage. Oh, and much more, of course…
It’s been a while since we checked in with two of the most popular faces of contemporary dance music, and it turns out that much is brewing in the Deadmau5 and Skrillex camps. Check out what’s going down after the jump.
“EDM”—despite its well-established literal translation, it means so many different things to so many different people. Vice’s Noisey blog takes a stab at defining it based on its genre status. But that’s not all—there’s plenty more electronic-music news in today’s Morning Roundup, so c’mon in.