As you may or may not know, Electric Zoo, pretty much the biggest electronic music fest to happen on the east coast, is kicking off on Randall’s Island Park, New York, this Friday, August 31, and will carry on throughout the holiday weekend until September 2. The list of performers is rather enormous, with the likes of David Guetta, Laidback Luke, Skrillex,Tiesto, Diplo, Marco Carola, and plenty of other huge names all receiving top billing.
The Exploited camp’s latest offering, the Let’s Get To It EP, dropped yesterday, and the label has shared this video to help spread the word. Featuring a birage of neon imagery and some creative use of face paint, Murphy Jax‘s Chicago-indebted tune gets a proper visual accompaniment to go along with its ravey stabs and drum machine rhythms.
Truthfully, it’s almost just about too late to “introduce” Krewella as the Chicago-reared trio seems to be on a direct trajectory to ever-expanding heights thanks to their infectious hybrid of powerful, pop-driven vocals and slick, energetic production. Jumping around the entire EDM spectrum while still keeping a solid footing in dubstep, Krewella have garnered a reputation for crafting party-starting jams that warp raucous lyrics, glistening melodies, monster drums, and big bass into frantic balls of dancefloor energy. Case in point, the outfit’s latest single, “Killin’ It,” which has become a breakout hit of sorts since first dropping on the unsuspecting dancefloors of their home city.
Now with Krewella’s Play Hard EP dropping exclusively and going to #1 on Beatport’s release chart this week, and set to continue turning heads and igniting parties and clubs alike throughout the summer nights ahead, we thought we’d get the whole crew together for a chat to see what they’re all about and how the hell they got here. Read on for their answers and to peep the frantic, hyper-driven video for “Killin’ It” after the jump.
Hailed as one of the forefathers of the rave movement, John OO Fleming is extremely well-respected on the trance scene. A pioneer of Goa trance in the 1980s, he then moved on to hard trance and psy-trance, producing under the pseudonym OO.db. After a successful career spanning 24 years, it may come as a surprise to learn that he’s only just about to release his debut artist album Nine Lives on August 15. We spoke to him to find out why it took so long in coming and what he thinks of the trance music today. Read on for his interesting insights…
The Hard Dance Awards 2009 will be supported by two Essential Mixes on BBC Radio 1, a sign that the genre is gaining popularity in the UK.
After a few years of lull, hard dance made a small comeback in 2008 in Britain, exemplified by the addition of 22 year-old hard dance DJ Kutski to Radio 1′s In New DJs We Trust roster.
At one point Ibiza was the epitome of cool, but nowadays, there are rumours that this dance music hotspot has had its day.
What is the truth?
Whilst Auto-Tune [the legendary plug-in developed by Antares that enabled "individuals" like Paris Hilton to sing] hasn’t got its claws into the majority of Beatsource material yet, you can hear it across the board on hip-hop records in the charts.
We’ve found quite a nice article on Auto-Tune that you can read here, which brings newbies up to date and bears trinkets of info for old heads.