2012 has yielded an incredible amount of top-shelf albums from the electronic music world, and we’re happy to offer them to you for $6.99 for the next two days only. In addition, we’re offering select top compilations from 2012 for half off, including huge releases from Toolroom, Musical Freedom, Get Physical, Defected, Drumcode, and more.
Today, and for just today, November 26th, we’re happy to announce that we’re offering 25% off everything in the Beatport store, plus grab selected Sounds packs at a huge discount.
That means, for these 24 hours, take 25% off all purchases at Beatport.com and download a host of select Beatport Sounds sample packs for just $4.99, including Victor Calderone & Mike Frade Tech House 1, Progressive Electro Essentials, Future Sound of Swedish House, and tons more.
Founded in 1992, Bonzai Records grew to be one of the world’s most unstoppable trance and progressive labels, spawning countless classics and kick-starting the careers of many artists in the game today. Bonzai Records itself was greatly responsible for defining the sounds of trance and progressive during the ’90s, and currently has shifted sounds in a direction matching the evolution of dance music itself.
With a 20-year celebration around the corner, we took some time to give a nod to one of the most influential labels by having a quick chat with Marnik Braeckevelt, a figure behind the label and a pioneer of the Belgian dance music scene at large.
Here at Beatport, we consider ourselves audiophiles: We simply love sound. From a fresh set of headphones to booming dancefloors, we are constantly surrounded by high-end audio setups that make our ears swoon. So with this passion for top-quality sound in mind, we hunted high and low across this great land to assemble a list of the 10 best club soundsystems in the US. Read on to see if we hit your favorite eyeball-rattling spot.
Genres are gnarly, twisting things. They hardly start with a name, but once a brilliant musical idea gets out there, there’s no holding it back: It develops, morphs, gets called names, morphs again, triumphs, dips, peaks again, and—oftentimes—returns 20 years later with renewed energy and curiosity.
So we decided to take a look at a few of today’s big genres—and, more to the point, their origins—and construct a series of charts around where they came from and how they’ve mutated over the years. Have a peek below to see the development of house, techno, trance, and dubstep music, and download all the charts speckled throughout the guide.
In case you couldn’t tell, we’re pretty darn stoked about this week’s Movement Festival happening in Detroit from Saturday through Monday. To get us—and hopefully you, too—even more jazzed, we tapped some of our favorite DJs, who’ll be playing the illustrious Beatport Stage at Movement, to give us a playlist of what they’re caning these days. Peep each artist’s chart below, and then check back on Beatportal next week for a full round of post-festival coverage and interviews.
While the Stone Roses reformation may have captured the headlines, the news of Alec Empire reassembling his unlikely bunch of techno anarchists has possibly slipped under the noses of most. Now you have the chance to join Atari Teenage Riot, at least for a day.
Already touring Europe with their new album Is This Hyperreal? (Dim Mak / Digital Hardcore Recordings), the band is offering fans the option of starring in their new video. Those who want to participate need to film themselves lip-synching to the song with a black flag in the background. With the likes of Steve Aoki having already joined in on the viral action, what are you waiting for?
Read on for the full instructions to participate.
Those of you disappointed with The Prodigy’s ‘Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned’ LP should scope the video after the jump showing a live performance of the first single from their new album.
It took them quite a while, but come September one of the best and arguably the most influential drum and bass labels of all time is finally going digital: Dollis Hill’s very own Reinforced Records – home and main playground of breakbeat pioneers like 4 Hero [check out the latest 4 Hero tracks after the jump].