So much dancing. So little time. The sixth annual edition of New York’s Electric Zoo returns this Labor Day weekend to Randall’s Island Park—and what an impressive slate of electronic musical talent it is. Honestly, the only true question is, how are you going to catch everything that’s worth seeing over the long holiday weekend? Take heart. We’ve culled the monolithic three-day, six-stage roster, debated the finer points, and now present to you our essential Beatport News picks for one of this year’s premier dance music festival. Enjoy!
Cue the entire electric animal menagerie. Like King Kong, New York’s sixth annual Electric Zoo festival takes over Randall’s Island Park this Labor Day weekend for three action-packed days of sun, fun, and raving frivolity. As luck would have it (for those of you that can’t attend), the massive outdoor event will also be the first-ever music festival to introduce live blogging via online community site Reddit. EZoo staff will curate social media posts from fans, artists, and attendees into an engaging, up-to-the-minute content stream: photos, video, and lots more.
Welcome to our action-packed Friday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Skrillex and Diplo opening their official Soundcloud account while dropping “Take U There,” James Murphy making music from the US Open competition, and Thump delivering their Electric Zoo freshman class picks. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Last week, legendary New York house duo Masters At Work revealed a historic 40-track anthology forthcoming this fall. Released on September 22nd via UK-based label Defected, their aptly-titled House Masters retrospective chronicles their over 30-year career including seminal MAW tracks like “Work” and the ballroom anthem “The Ha Dance” as well as plenty of hand-picked underground jams. This week, Louis Vega and Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez hit London to promote their upcoming release with a classic hour-and-a-half back-to-back Boiler Room set.
Welcome to our final August 2014 edition of On Rotation, our weekly staff recommendations in house, techno, drum & bass, indie dance, electronica, and more. Preview our complete end-of-summer must-listens now.
Welcome to our tight Tuesday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Burning Man getting a rain delay, Basement Jaxx mixing it up for XLR8R, and lots more. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Welcome to our manic Monday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Zedd and DJ Snake capturing VMAs in LA last night, Lee Burridge expounding on his love of Burning Man, and lots more on The Playa. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Ibiza. Playa del Carmen. Acapulco. Miami Beach. Waikiki. No matter where you are in the world, house music is the perfect soundtrack to any idyllic beachside scene. Chicago house legend Cajmere (born Curtis Jones) knows exactly what you need to create the quintessential Sound of the Beach. His exclusive 60-minute Corona SunSets mix includes 16 slammin’ house tracks from Hot Creations’ Jamie Jones, Gene Farris, Maceo Plex, Kenny Larkin, Radio Slave, Robert Dietz, and Cajmere himself.
Welcome to our Friday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Master At Work dropping a new 40-track anthology on Defected, Richie Hawtin being honored for his lifetime achievements in music, and Booka Shade delivering their memorable track selection. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Who’s sold the most records on Beatport since its inception a decade ago? And what’s Beatport’s best-selling genre? Would you believe it’s deep house? It’s true.