New York-based beatmaker FaltyDL (aka Drew Lustman) defies simple categorization. Whether it’s on his various albums like 2013′s critically acclaimed Hardcourage for English tastemaker Ninja Tune or his musically diverse releases on his own underground Blueberry imprint, he enjoys dabbling in jazz, hip-hop, electronic, obscure vinyl-only oddities, and much more. Next month, he’s releasing his anticipated fourth LP In The Wild so XLR8R decided that it was high-time to put the American DJ producer on the hot seat.
Welcome to our manic Monday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Pete Tong dropping his Reddit AMA, Joy Orbison delivering his Essential Mix, and Tomorrowland weekend 2 is here live and direct from Belgium. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
The sun is shining. The birds are singing. And the beats are bangin’. It’s a perfect summer day here in the City. Welcome to our ongoing weekend column called The Vinyl Cut. This week, we’ve strolling in once again to San Francisco’s leading tastemaker shop Vinyl Dreams to get their staff picks on the top five vinyl releases.
For some time now, you’ve been killing it in the clubs—week-in and week-out. Now it’s time to take a big step up in terms of the size of your audience (from hundreds to thousands) and debut at your first ever festival gig. So the burning question becomes, how do you get ready to rock the masses? DJ Tech Tools has got you covered with exactly what you need to know so you can prepare for your first festival set and win over tons of new fans. In a new feature-length article, the SF-based DJ community site covers essential tips and tricks including getting a read on the crowd straight from the start, proving yourself early on, tightening up later and bringing the party, and so much more.
Next month, Splash House will be returning to Palm Springs, California, for three summer days of sun, fun, and sizzling beats. Slated over the August 8th to 10th weekend, the all-out pool party extravaganza will take place once again at The Saguaro, The Hard Rock Hotel, and the Hacienda Beach Club. Featured artists for this latest edition include Aussie indie-dance darlings Cut Copy, A-Trak, Chromeo, Flume, Nosaj Thing, and more who’ll all perform across a range of outdoor stages and refreshing pools to thousands.
Organized by the Asheville, North Carolina-based synthmaker and staged on their home turf, Moogfest had originally run during the fall. With a bit of retooling, as well as a partnership switch from AC Entertainment to Paxahau, the festival moved to April for 2014. Moog has just announced that they’ll stage their next one in 2016.
The White Isle was white hot again this week. Last night, on Thursday, July 24th, Richie Hawtin presented the fourth installment of his ongoing 2014 ENTER.Ibiza residency at Space with another enviable lineup. Innervisions boss Dixon, tINI, Marcel Dettmann, Martin Buttrich, and Bella Sarris, and more were all on-hand alongside the Minus man to make it a memorable night on the idyllic Spanish strand.
Ready to create your very own custom schedule for this year’s Outside Lands festival? Now you can. Outside Lands 2014 has just released its daily lineups for the seventh annual music festival that’s taking place in San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park over the weekend of August 8th to 10th. Leading electronic acts including Tiësto, Disclosure, Cut Copy, Chromeo, and Flume will join main-stage contenders like Kanye West, The Flaming Lips, and Tegan & Sara, among many others on this super-stacked summertime bill.
Welcome to our round-up overload Thursday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’re spotlighting the ten best sets from the first weekend of Tomorrowland 2014, Fact pulling together the best free sets on the Net this week, and Boiler Boom delivering three solid hours with UK grime’s biggest stars. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
UK-based electronic tastemaker label Hyperdub has announced details about the North American leg of their ongoing 10th anniversary celebration. After releasing two 10 collections (with two more slated for release), several of the label’s leading acts including imprint founder Kode9, Ikonika, Taso, DJ Spinn, and JD Earl, among others will embark on a 16-date tour this fall in September. There will be confirmed city stops in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle as well as five select nights north of the border in Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, and more.