With dance music slithering its way into every element of modern culture, it was only a matter of time before it took over the inflight entertainment systems of large-carrier airlines. Fortunately for you, dear dance-music fan, that means an altogether new listening experience for your next zip across the Atlantic as airlines like British Airways are tapping some of electronic music’s biggest names to craft special mixes for their flights.
Welcome to our wild Wednesday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Kelis performing on Letterman, Bob Sinclar and Gisele covering Blondie for H&M, and Jeff Mills in-the-mix. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
One of Canada’s true gems of techno and house music, Adam Marshall played a huge role in the formation of Toronto’s scene, leaving it in a much richer state by the time he left it than when he started. Along with ushering in the always-amazing New Kanada imprint, which is on the cusp of celebrating its 50th release, he’s now a central figure in Berlin’s club scene, both as an impeccable DJ and a producer in the highly respected Graze project alongside Christian “XI” Andersen. Fittingly, XLR8R tapped him to assemble their latest podcast mix, and it’s a doozy: 36 tracks clocking in at around 80 minutes.
Welcome to the latest April edition of On Rotation, our weekly staff recommendations in house, techno, drum & bass, electronica, and more. Tune in now.
It’s hardly the ideal practice to make a track in under 10 minutes, but nevertheless, it’s always entertaining to see how some of our favorite producers react under strict time constraints. Next up: Hyperdub queen Ikonika faces the music in today’s episode of Against the Clock on FACT TV.
Welcome to our awesome Tuesday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Skrillex’s dance-music musings, Chromeo live on Jimmy Kimmel, and a look back at Larry Levan and NYC’s Paradise Garage. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Were you there out in the blazing California desert or was it just a Couchella mirage? Coachella has just released its official 2014 recap for the annual music and arts festival that touched down over the past two weekends in Indio, CA. Featuring over 35 of the festival’s most notable dance acts including Outkast, Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris, Girl Talk, Dillion Francis, among many others, the two-minute slow-mo video set to Virtual Boy’s “Sandias” takes you on a magical journey back through the defining moments of both weekends. Watch it now.
There’s nothing like coming home and playing in front of a faithful crowd. Just ask Pretty Lights (aka Derek Vincent Smith), 33, who’s announced an upcoming string of US tour dates in 2014 including a two-night stand at Colorado’s idyllic Red Rocks Amphitheatre on August 8th and 9th. It’s all part of his new 11-date tour with summer festival stops in Atlanta, New Orleans, Memphis, Austin, New York, Chicago, and more.
The video for Disclosure’s tune with London Grammar, “Help Me Lose My Mind,” was quite the controversy-stirrer a few weeks back when it was first released—and then yanked because of its supposed glamorizing of youth drug use. Well, it’s back, for those of you who can access the Daily Motion video portal.
This week, IMS Engage held its second annual industry conference at the W Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA. During the day’s program, Pete Tong hosted a provocative In Conversation session alongside iconoclasts from film and music including Guy Gerber, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Moby, David Lynch, Hans Zimmer, Junkie XL, and Giorgio Moroder.