Welcome to our action-packed Tuesday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Disclosure and Mary J. Blige collaborating on new music, Diplo getting jeered off-stage for his odd track selection at Burning Man, and a full three-day Electric Zoo recap from out on New York’s picturesque Randall Island. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
So much dancing. So little time. The sixth annual edition of New York’s Electric Zoo returns this Labor Day weekend to Randall’s Island Park—and what an impressive slate of electronic musical talent it is. Honestly, the only true question is, how are you going to catch everything that’s worth seeing over the long holiday weekend? Take heart. We’ve culled the monolithic three-day, six-stage roster, debated the finer points, and now present to you our essential Beatport News picks for one of this year’s premier dance music festival. Enjoy!
Cue the entire electric animal menagerie. Like King Kong, New York’s sixth annual Electric Zoo festival takes over Randall’s Island Park this Labor Day weekend for three action-packed days of sun, fun, and raving frivolity. As luck would have it (for those of you that can’t attend), the massive outdoor event will also be the first-ever music festival to introduce live blogging via online community site Reddit. EZoo staff will curate social media posts from fans, artists, and attendees into an engaging, up-to-the-minute content stream: photos, video, and lots more.
Congratulations goes out to Dutch dance mega-stars Afrojack and Martin Garrix. Their latest collaboration, “Turn Up The Speakers” has shifted straight up to number one on our Beatport Top 100.
Welcome to our action-packed Friday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Skrillex and Diplo opening their official Soundcloud account while dropping “Take U There,” James Murphy making music from the US Open competition, and Thump delivering their Electric Zoo freshman class picks. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
TomorrowWorld is just one lone month away before its triumphant return to Chattahoochee Hills on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia. Taking place over the weekend of September 26th-28th, the second annual US-based festival has released a new trailer along with the theme of “The Arising of Life.”
Although Savant (born Aleksander Vinter) has been diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, that hasn’t stopped the Oslo, Norway-based artist from being super-prolific, creating an impressive collection of over 10,000 original works—from classical to black metal, dubstep to drum & bass, and beyond. On a new hour-long throwback mix, he highlights 31 enviable tracks from his massive Savant vault. As he explains the new mix: “All tracks are from way back and will not be released again!”
Congratulations go out to NERVO, R3hab, and Ayah Marar on their latest track “Ready For The Weekend” that’s claimed the number one spot in our Beatport Top 100.
Welcome to our tight Tuesday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Burning Man getting a rain delay, Basement Jaxx mixing it up for XLR8R, and lots more. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Welcome to our manic Monday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Zedd and DJ Snake capturing VMAs in LA last night, Lee Burridge expounding on his love of Burning Man, and lots more on The Playa. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.