Ask any journalist with a few years under his or her belt, and they’ll tell you they’ve had some harrowing experiences on the phone or in person with totally uncooperative interview subjects. Today’s case in point: a chat with Paul Oakenfold, who clearly isn’t into interviews. Click on through to read the whole thing.
We love ourselves a blind item just as much as the next web-based publication—so, take a look up top and tell us who you think this studio belongs to. Don’t know? Then peek on in, where you’ll find that answer, news on Ableton’s Push controller, Troy Pierce’s remix tips, and a whole lot more.
From a royal visit to a chat with disco royalty to a whirlwind bus tour, we’ve got a fair bit of video-based content to get to today, so strap in and get ready.
Toronto duo Zeds Dead (yes, we know the name is grammatically incorrect) really know how to throw down a live show. In fact, sometimes their sets are so crazy, the show gets shut down before they even take the stage! Of course, we kid you, but members Hooks and DC sure do know how to bring the bassy mayhem, crafting a signature hybrid of dubstep, electro house, drum and bass, and more for one seriously live low-end free-for-all. Read on to see how they do it, according to Hooks.
Well, it’s just the way that it goes these days, with festivals offering up drips of information along the way, teasing us fans endlessly as they loosen the faucet every once in a while. Today, Detroit’s Movement Festival, which takes place over Memorial Day Weekend at Hart Plaza, has announced its full stage and date lineup. Naturally, we’re hugely excited about what we’ll be co-presenting at the Beatport Stage, but of course, the rest of the fest’s schedule is jam-packed with excellence.
Guys, seriously, throwing stuff at Jeff Mills is not cool. Throwing stuff at anyone on stage is not cool—unless, say, it’s a hardcore show, and the band is spitting on you—but it’s especially not cool to throw stuff at one of Detroit techno’s true masters. I mean, c’mon!
Old-school Detroit, new-school beats, and lots more take over today’s On Rotation segment, which compiles our expert team of merchandisers’ and editors’ favorite picks of the week.
There’s been much ado about Mad Decent’s and Major Lazer’s appropriation of Caribbean culture over the years, and, yeah, we can see both sides of the argument. But finally, label head Diplo has spoken in greater detail on that topic. Read up on that and a whole lot more in today’s Roundup.
We’re big fans of Resident Advisor’s documentaries—bathtub scenes be damned—so it’s always a happy day when they unveil another installment in their Real Scenes series. Today’s, which was made in partnership with Red Bull Music Academy, focuses on New York’s electronic music scene—conveniently where this year’s RBMA is being held—with folks like Anthony Parasole, L.I.E.S.’s Ron Morelli, and FaltyDL. From across the spectrum of interviewees, the most common thread amongst their experiences is that success in New York is equal parts high-level creativity and hard-as-nails hustle—and we can’t say we disagree.
The summer season is nearly upon us, and, like you, we can’t wait to get partying in the sun. Fortunately, there’s a slew of awesome festivals in our midst, a few of which have just announced their lineups. Without further ado, here’s a handful of gatherings we’re getting stoked on.