As we roll into Turkey Week, much is brewing in the new-release section of Beatport.com. See what’s doing it for our expert team of merchandisers and editors today.
Looks like Ellisa Freeman has raised the bar for young people getting into dance music—the 13-year-old just started her own club night near Houston. Check it out and much more in the morning link dump.
Hey, it’s Monday morning—so it’s probably a good time to take stock of the weekend and decide if you’re actually partying too hard. Cosmo (of all mags) has put together a little guide on making said determination (yes, it’s pretty tongue-in-cheek), so once you’ve sussed out your partying problem, keep on reading for a look at dance music’s best businessman-DJs and a whole lot more.
Congratulations to Borgeous, DVBBS, Dimitri Vegas, and Like Mike as their track “Stampede” makes its way to #1 in our Beatport Top 100.
Pharrell Williams certainly has had one huge 2013. And he’s wrapping it up with one of the most inventive music videos we’ve seen in a minute—the 24-hour-long “Happy.” Check it, and a whole lot more, in today’s Morning Roundup.
Moby’s always seemed like a pretty cool and generous dude, so suffice it to say, we aren’t terribly surprised that he’s opening up his project files for you to mess with in Ableton Live and Pro Tools. Check it out, along with some video work from LA’s and Montreal’s dance scenes, plus a whole lot more, in today’s roundup.
Whoa, Nelly! Fans of the decade-long drama surrounding the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, get ready! What was once DEMF (then Fuse-In, then Movement) is now DEMF again—but Movement is sticking around (of course!) and a new festival has cropped up as well. More news from the D and all around the dance-music world is waiting for you… come on in.
It may be shocking to some people, but there’s more to Germany than techno [Gasp!] Yes, outside the sacred walls of Berghain there’s a number of young producers making all shapes and styles of electronic sounds, and trying to make their mark in the wide world of dance music. One such young gun is Mannheim-based producer Virtual Riot (aka Valentin Brunn), whose wondrously fluorescent take on the electro-house sound is something we can’t get enough of here at BP HQ. Brunn had a second to chat and we picked his brain about his sound, his favorite VSTs, and what to expect from Virtual Riot in 2014.
It’s a doozy of a new-release Tuesday, with jams from the house, techno, soul, and bass worlds ruling today’s On Rotation segment, which compiles our expert team of merchandisers’ and editors’ favorite picks of the week.
Your trusty morning link-dump has got it all today: From a great new clone of a Roland classic, to the most Republican of news sources praising Boards of Canada. Come on in and see what the fuss is all about.