The halcyon days of late-’90s/early ’00s electro-clash have long come and gone, but its style lives on—and you hardly need to venture further than your local mainstream dance music festival to see its dayglo vibes everywhere. So what did you miss? Find out, and read about Maya Jane Coles’ new mix, in today’s roundup.
Skrillex just can’t stay out of the news these days. If it’s not a Reddit AMA or a Takeovers Tour or a Holy Ship video, it’s something else—this time the announcement of another Mothership Tour. This summer, Skrillex will head out for a slate of North American shows, hitting all manner of venues with friends Dillon Francis, What So Not, DJ Snake, and Milo & Otis.
Friday news roundup is almost always filled with fun, and Skrillex’s upcoming AMA later today promises that and much more. But that’s not all—so come on in, dive back into the annals of gear history with a deep look at the Roland TR-808, and peep some other tour and festival news as well.
Yep, it’s 2014 and the internet is still going gaga for lists, but hey, there’s still a fair bit of value in those hyper-simplified clickables—especially when it comes to rounding up great tunes. Catch a few floating around the net, plus much more, in today’s roundup.
As you may already know, Mysteryland, which is said to be the world’s longest-running electronic music festival, will hit the US this spring, setting up shop for the first time in Bethel Woods, NY (the site of 1969′s Woodstock festival), from May 23-26. Over the last two decades, the Dutch brand has made it its mission to bring together underground up-and-comers with dance music’s more mainstream heavy-hitters for an event unlike any other—one that’s handily earned its now 21 years of existence.
Today, promoters ID&T announced the lineup for Mysteryland’s first-ever trip to the US, and it’s a stellar one. Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Fedde Le Grand, NERVO, Chase & Status, Booka Shade, Jesse Rose, Chris Liebing, Dillstradamus (that’s Dillon Francis and Flosstradamus), and about 240 more acts will perform over the course of these three days.
Skrillex is a polarizing force, to be sure, but is he still really “the most hated man in dubstep”? His former critics are beginning to sing the man’s praises, and for good reason—so maybe it’s time you reconsidered your stance?
Fan art—without it, the DJ community would be visually represented only by camera-made photographs. How boring is that? Thankfully, kids (and, we suppose, a handful of grown adults) around the world with a knack for illustration and hero worship are more than happy to flood the internet with their own visual approximations of their favorite stars. Dim Mak head honcho Steve Aoki knows this all too well, and is about to host an exhibit of fan art entitled Mementos at LA’s Scion AV Installation from March 11-30, and Aoki will hold forth on opening night, presumably playing some tunes, too.
Retro-intergalactic space funk, melodic house, and much more show up in today’s On Rotation segment, which compiles our expert team of merchandisers’ and editors’ favorite picks of the week.
It seems like Holy Ship just don’t stop. The second it’s over, there are news stories galore, and then details for next year’s event, and then an after-movie, and then more details for next year’s event. You already know that next year’s tour is a double-header. Now it’s been made public that returning cruisers will get first dibs on 2015′s boat (preference given to those who’ve attended the most past events), and new cruisers can get in on the pre-booking lottery right here. (No, you don’t win tickets—you win the chance to purchase the surely-to-sell-out tickets.)