He came. He saw. He raged. Skrillex has just wrapped up his massive Mothership Tour 2014 in support of his latest album Recess with a tight recap video. The 19-date, coast-to-coast summer electronic extravaganza spanned a host of major North American cities including New York, Detroit, Kansas City, Denver, and Portland, as well as Toronto. As you’ll discover, the Skrill man was in fine form supported by close friends and compatriots Dillon Francis, DJ Snake, Milo and Otis, and What So Not.
Who’s sold the most records on Beatport since its inception a decade ago? And what’s Beatport’s best-selling genre? Would you believe it’s deep house? It’s true.
Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, Tomorrowland is widely considered by both critics and fans alike to be the premier dance music festival in the world. We sent Beatport correspondent Natalie Wicks into the belly of the rave beast to find out if the legend lives on just outside the sleepy little town of Boom, Belgium.
Welcome to our Aloha Friday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Hardwell and Tiësto talking TomorrowLand, Porter Robinson riding the technicolor bullet train with “Flicker,” exploring India’s blossoming dance scene, and more. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Welcome to our thumpin’ Thursday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got A-Trak sounding off on the art of DJing, Electric Zoo revealing their official after-parties, UK-based techno god Surgeon demolishes Dekmantel, and so much more. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Welcome to our tight Tuesday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Diplo and Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella sparring over the merits of kandi, Flying Lotus leaking some special guest for his upcoming album You’re Dead, and Theo Parrish talking about his new live band. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Welcome to our action-packed Monday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Jack U debuting a new track, Porter Robinson schooling all in DDR, and Richie Hawtin delivering his Essential Mix live and direct from Ibiza. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Love him or loathe him, Steve Aoki is one of the hardest working guys at the moment in dance music. And he’s certainly not one to shy away from the spotlight. Case in point: his well-documented onstage antics—caking and rafting and stage diving—that have made him a true prince with fans. Even so, when you’re in the all-seeing-eye of the spotlight, it can sometimes feel like a microscope. In a new editorial piece for The Daily Beast, the Las Vegas-based cakster sets the record straight once and for all including the myth about him being a “fake DJ,” not really mixing in “that video” alongside Laidback Luke, always providing “the Steve Aoki experience” at a show, the “aha moment” for him as a live performer, the viral nature of caking, and much more.
Since her memorable Coachella 2014 set out in the Southern California desert, Aussie enchantress Anna Lunoe has been making waves Stateside with her refreshing take on dance music. This weekend, as luck would have it, she’s headed back out to Palm Springs for the latest installment in the Splash House pool party series alongside marquee indie-dance talent Chromeo, Cut Copy, Flume, Gorgon City, Jagwar Ma, and many more. With the new Motez house remix of her latest single “All Out” out today, we thought now was the perfect time to get her top eight pool party jams.