Moby’s always seemed like a pretty cool and generous dude, so suffice it to say, we aren’t terribly surprised that he’s opening up his project files for you to mess with in Ableton Live and Pro Tools. Check it out, along with some video work from LA’s and Montreal’s dance scenes, plus a whole lot more, in today’s roundup.
Mapping the trajectory that led us to the ever-increasing multitude of new and hybrid genres of music today isn’t easy, but one brave programmer has taken up the task, charting the evolution of Western dance music from its folk-culture roots to the sounds of the present with a new, interactive map.
There’s no denying that Dutch hardstyle is taking over a certain realm of dance music—and purveyor of said 150-BPM bangers Wildstylez is one of that scene’s biggest players. As he ramps up for October 5th’s Sounds of Q-dance event at The Shrine in Los Angeles, we tapped the producer known to his friends as Joram […]
Events, events, events—what would dance music be without them? Whether it’s Q-dance’s huge Endshow at Mysteryland, a look through Sensation’s annals of history, or more VMA fun, we’ve got it. Check it out.
Sure, it’s totally normal—if you live in Berlin, that is—to drop in to a club at 7 in the morning, but that wouldn’t usually fly elsewhere in the world. However, some enterprising London promoters are primed to bring something different to the morning-rave routine. Come on in and see what it’s all about.
If you know Dutch dance festivals, it’s likely that Q-dance events are well on your radar. Over the weekend, the festival franchise held its Defqon.1 installment—and now there’s video of the epic Endshow and Closing Ritual. Fans of hardstyle, jump style, hard dance, hard dubstep—hard-anything, really—will dig the 30-odd minutes of extreme bass and melody that accompanies what is clearly one of the most over-the-top stage set-ups in modern dance-festival production.
Yep, President Obama’s got a new video, too, and it’s a doozie of a clip of him singing Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.” Weird, huh? Peep it after the jump.
Finally, festival season is upon us. And there’s nothing more exciting than being surrounded by like-minded folks while listening to hours of music under the shining sun. That being said, seasoned festival-goers and new, shiny faces alike need to make sure that they are prepared in order to have a successful and enjoyable experience. There is nothing worse than getting halfway to your destination and realizing that you forgot to pack earplugs and extra cellphone power. That’s why we pulled together the brain trust and compiled a list of 10 festival must-haves that will keep you dancing and happy. Don’t get caught out!
Netherlands producer Headhunterz (aka Willem Rebergen) has often been cited as one of the leaders of the hardstyle genre and movement. He recently began his foray into curating through his own imprint, Hard With Style Records. In the midst of his current brief tour in the US, including a set at Electric Daisy Carnival last Friday in New York, Rebergen took the time to answer a couple questions about what he’s been up to recently, how he got his start in dance music, and his newly launched label.