Over the years, Philly-based producer and street-bass proponent Starkey has been always been at the forefront of hip-hop-rooted electronic music, with releases across an array of top-notch labels—Ninja Tune, Planet Mu, and Trouble & Bass to name a few—to his name and a pair of well-regarded imprints—Seclusiasis and Slit Jockey—currently under his watch. Considering the man’s steady stream of output and respected talents as a DJ, we figured it was time to check in with the veteran beatsmith to see what tunes he’s been using to fill dancefloors lately. Starkey was kind enough to share with us a handful of his most essential cuts and favorite tracks for blending. Take a look at his full list of Weekend Weapons below.
With Detroit’s Movement Festival set to take over the big Memorial Day Weekend, there’s obviously plenty of buzz in the air. We’ve got a lot of it after the jump, but even more immediately, Boards of Canada are about to premiere some new music. Get ready and tune in!
To honor one of the city’s most inspiring citizens, the Mayor of Asheville, North Carolina, has declared today, May 23, Bob Moog Day. Moog, a pioneer in the world of analog synthesis, lived in Asheville for many years prior to his death in 2005, and his Moog Music company is still based there.
On Monday, we hipped you to the first part of our 40 Essential Detroit Techno and House Tracks feature. Well, today we’ve got Part 2 ready for you, and it’s just as packed full of goodness. Classics from Inner City, Plus 8, Underground Resistance, and more mix with more recent joints from Kyle Hall, Andres, and Omar S. Download all the tunes in these two separate charts, and see you next week at Movement.
Well, Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories is out now, as of yesterday, but what you won’t see on any North American version of the release is the track “Horizon,” which landed solely on the Japanese edition. Of course, what kind of music publication would we be if we didn’t let you hear it anyway?
Dance music—it’s getting pretty big these days, in case you hadn’t heard. On the weekend, David Guetta took home the first-ever Best EDM Artist trophy at the Billboard Music Awards—with nary a quizzical look in sight. Guetta fan or not, let us take a moment to celebrate that it’s come this far.
London’s much-buzzed-about Field Day Festival is set to bring together a wide array of leftfield indie outfits and forward-thinking electronic acts for one extremely packed day of music later this month. Of the festival’s many noteworthy aural offerings, we’ve picked out the five top electronic artists primed to deliver big sets at Victoria Park for this year’s Field Day. Check out our selections below.
Rugged techno, disco strut, and bass-filled jams feature in today’s On Rotation segment, which compiles our expert team of merchandisers’ and editors’ favorite picks of the week.
In case you’ve been living under the dance-music equivalent of a rock these days, Daft Punk’s new album is out today. FINALLY. Of course, if you’ve been paying attention, you probably knew that the punks threw a bit of a release party in tiny Wee Waa, Australia. Click on through to track one magazine’s pilgrimage to the event.
Krewella’s Yasmine Yousaf isn’t one to take too kindly to internet haters. She went on a bit of a rampage on the band’s Tumblr to defend artists everywhere against vitriolic legions. Hear what she’s got to say after the jump.