The season of giving is upon us, so consider this an early present: a whole lot of rad new music from Burial, Disclosure, and Flying Lotus. Plus, peep new videos from Francis Harris and Martin Solveig, and much, much more in today’s roundup.
Techno, bass, house, and everything in between show up in this week’s On Rotation segment, which compiles our expert team of merchandisers’ and editors’ favorite picks of the week.
Just in time for the holidays: Elektron is ready to release its ballyhooed Analog Keys synth, and we’ve got a lineup of Christmas-themed bangers. Check them out, plus a whole lot more, in today’s roundup.
Looks like Grammys aren’t just for the Skrillexes of dance music these days—nope, even guys like Duke Dumont and James Blake are up for awards this year. Come on in and check out the whole list of nominees, along with some super-useful tips to prep for your next digital DJ guy.
Although we mostly know them now as the robotic pair behind Daft Punk, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo were once merely humans who made fantastic house music. Their transformation into the space-aged robots they are today, it turns out, has been the ongoing effort of a team including stage FX designer Tony Gardner, who takes us through the evolution of the Daft Punk helmets, gloves, body armor, and all that in a new mini-documentary.
Well, at long last, there’s another video from Daft Punk’s highly acclaimed Random Access Memories album, and it comes in the form of the Julian Casablancas-guesting “Instant Crush.” Peep it, along with some amazing pics from the Ibiza of yore, and lots, lots more in today’s roundup.
Grammy-winning New York house legend Todd Terry is set to support fellow Grammy-winning disco legend Nile Rodgers and his band, Chic, when they tour Australia this month. Terry will share the stage with the famed disco crew for two historic shows—in Melbourne at Billboard and in Brisbane at Cloudland.
While Martin Garrix enjoys another trip to Beatport’s #1 spot with his Jay Hardway collab “Wizard,” it’s easy to forget that this time last year, the youngster was practically unknown. Clearly, with his chart-topping “Animals,” he’s had one crazy 2013, so we asked the Dutch-born Martijn Garritsen to highlight his 10 favorite tunes of the year in this special Weekend Weapons.
Skrillex has unveiled plans to reignite his Takeover series of events, plotting a course that will see him set up shop in four international cities for days at a time throughout February.