If you’ve taken your decks anywhere outside the normal club conditions—heck, even those can be dangerous—you know that the poor things, despite how well-built they may be, are susceptible to all kinds of damage. Throw in extreme heat, unexpected dust storms, and all sorts of other mayhem—ahem, Burning Man—and you’ve got yourself quite the set of circumstances under which you must protect your gear and still play a flawless set. What to do, what to do?
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.
The DJs, producers, and fans are gearing up for what is sure to be one of the biggest events in dance-music history—September’s TomorrowWorld, which takes place outside of Atlanta. The lineup is stacked, with names like David Guetta, Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, and tons more, but one name has definitely been overlooked so far—yours. And now there’s a way to rectify that as Q-dance, one of The Netherlands’ biggest gatherings, is offering up the chance to perform on their stage at TomorrowWorld, should you prove to be up for the challenge.
You read that correctly: one, there really is a My Little Pony convention in Houston, and two, at it, they hold a huge dubstep/electro/hardstyle dance party. Each year, Fiesta Equestria brings together some of the country’s most avid enthusiasts of the ’80s-era pony-doll phenomenon (aka Bronies) for a weekend of revelry, this most recent one having been held June 28-30 at Houston, Texas’ Westchase Marriott Hotel. So yeah, there’s the convention part of the gathering, but for our money, the real draw is the closing Pon3techtronica party—a rave to end all raves, featuring music from Mic the Mic, Odyssey Eurobeat, F3nning, and djtetsuo.
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.
Calling an outfit “the worst band in dance music” is a rather bold statement, but some of found a group they think fits the profile. We’ve read the facts, heard the music, and tend to agree. Find out who that is below along with the rest of the tasty updates we’ve gathered to get your day started
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!
Summer’s nearly here, and with so much awesome music, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of our huge album sale. From deep house to dubstep, techno to drum & bass, and beyond, our favorite new albums are all just $7 each through May 22.
The summer season is nearly upon us, and, like you, we can’t wait to get partying in the sun. Fortunately, there’s a slew of awesome festivals in our midst, a few of which have just announced their lineups. Without further ado, here’s a handful of gatherings we’re getting stoked on.
“No government. No rules. Just go out and have a good time.” That’s the opening salvo of Underground Zero, the first film we’d like to highlight in a new weekly feature called Friday Matinee, in which we’ll hip you to a classic dance-music film or documentary that you can absorb over the weekend.