Dirty South is about to hit the streets of LA to film an accompanying movie for his upcoming album, and he wants you to play a part in it. For three weeks in March, he’ll be capturing “cityscapes, skylines, lake views, night drives,” and naturally his fans as well, and here’s how you can score a role as an extra.
London DJ Akito knows a thing or two about evolution. He first started off in radio with his Sub Skank show years back. Since then, he and friends turned that show into a club night and now it’s morphed into a record label as well. If all of that weren’t enough, Akito also recently made the transition to producer, and his latest EP, Metamessage, has garnered a fair bit of praise from Rinse, Radio One, and some of bass music’s biggest DJs. With so much on the go for the artist, we were lucky enough to pin him down and ask him a few questions.
Uh-oh. Sydney’s Secret Garden Festival dealt with a bit of bad luck over the weekend, but fortunately no one was hurt. Elsewhere, London’s biggest club opened on Saturday night to much fanfare, and San Francisco’s Tycho has a new album on the way, which you can preview right now.
While heaps of recognition have been bestowed upon Detroit, Chicago, and Berlin for their contributions to dance music over the years, the British industrial city of Manchester played just as central a role in the music’s global takeover. And it’s not just New Order and the Hacienda that help put Madchester on the map. Twenty years ago, the founders of Jockey Slut magazine, which was, at the time, a bible for rave culture in the UK, started the Bugged Out series of events, which would take on club nights, festivals, exclusive mixes, and all sorts of other forms in the ensuing years.
Friday always seems to deliver a couple new videos, at the very least, and we’ve got them from Armin van Buuren and Danny Daze. But we’ve also got a rad new Ryan Hemsworth t-shirt, a guide to Miami, and a cheatsheet on what other materials one might use to make a record. Check it.
For those who haven’t been following them, Krewella weren’t the overnight success that many people think they are. In fact, they formed in 2007 but waited til 2011 before they really broke out—because, as member Jahan Yousaf says, their music wasn’t good enough yet. She and the gang, plus manager and high-school friend Jake Udell, tell all in this great interview, conducted by fellow Chicagoan Tommie Sunshine, at last year’s EMC confab in Australia.
That’s right—we still f**king love records. So we’re particularly psyched for what James Murphy has got in store for RSD. Check it out, along with lots of festival news and more, in today’s roundup.
Skrillex may be wrapping up the last of his Takeovers tour in Barcelona right now, but that doesn’t mean his Nest HQ team isn’t working hard to bring you every minute of it as it happens. Case in point: They’ve just released the wrap-up video for the San Francisco leg of his tour, and it’s pretty awesome.
If there’s one thing that keeps the internet going (besides porn, obviously), it’s cat videos. So we can’t exactly blame bassheads Dillon Francis and Flux Pavilion for making their own—which, yes, stars themselves as cats.