Skrillex has unveiled plans to reignite his Takeover series of events, plotting a course that will see him set up shop in four international cities for days at a time throughout February.
There’s a lot to be gleaned from the careers of highest successful individuals. Today, Lifehacker takes a look at Jay Z’s productivity tricks. Plus, DJ TechTools reviews Numark’s NS7 II, Point Blank hosts a chat with MK, and Braiden hits Berlin’s vinyl outlets.
We’re nearing that time of the year when every publication trots out its best-ofs and next-ups for 2013 and 2014 respectively. And no doubt, one name on a lot of those lists is gonna be WondaGurl, the young Torontonian who’s already killing it on the boards for Jay Z and Travis Scott. See what’s up, and check out a ton more dance-music news, in today’s roundup.
Stereosonic, the roving festival that makes its way through five Australian cities, is off and running, having hit Sydney and Perth this past weekend. As expected, the 60,000 fans in Sydney alone were not disappointed, with huge sets from the likes of David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Empire of the Sun, and more.
So, what to get for that special someone—someone who spends most days and nights out in a field covered in glitter paint or wearing shades in a cavernous club? We’ve got you sorted with a raver holiday gift guide courtesy of Vibe, and, of course, tons more news from the dance-music world.
Pierre-Alexandre Busson is one busy Frenchman. Between running his own label, Partyfine, producing and DJing as Yuksek, and just being an all-around dance-music fiend, Busson is in the midst of finishing out quite a productive 2013. Just before the tireless producer/musician closes out the year though, we’ve tapped Yuksek to reveal a few of the gems he’s continually rolled out over the past few months, delivering seven smooth, disco-streaked cuts to keep dancefloors feeling the love (and the sun for that matter) in these winter months.
“The Txter,” “The Cry-baby,” “The Jesus,” “The Orgasmatron”… there’s a whole host of poses that DJs can tend to strike when they’re up there behind the decks. Recently, long-running dance music publication Mixmag decided to interpret a number of them in cartoon form, tackling well-known poses from globetrotting jocks like Skrillex, David Guetta, Dixon, Maya Jane Coles, and Seth Troxler (in his “birthday suit,” of course, seen up top). You can check out a couple more of Mixmag’s illustrations below and check out the website’s full gallery here.
Everyone loves a good Bieber scandal these days—and yes, we’ve got another one for ya. The latest allegations against the crazy young Canuck? That he “Will.i.am’d” Eric Prydz. Oh, there’s also a new tweet-heavy video from Krewella and Headhunterz, and a shorty documentary on Chuckie, so come on in and see what else is brewing.
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.