Billboard has confirmed that DJ, producer, and singer Romanthony died earlier this month on May 7 at his home in Austin, Texas. The cause of his death has not be made public.
It’s maybe an odd combination of musical guests from which to glean career advice together, but hey, MK and Chuckie both hold some sway in their respective fields. The Guardian recently tapped the two for a few tips on what it takes to be a successful producer or DJ today.
According to FACT’s calculations, the average large-scale weekend festival will cost any given attendee £420 (about $640 USD). Are those fees pricing out the younger folks that are most likely to show up to such an event? Read on to see how FACT breaks it down.
From investment banking to underground taste-making, Tronic Records head honcho and club veteran Christian Smith has traveled the globe with unprecedented musical stamina. With a catalog of Beatport chart-toppers under his belt and a long-standing reputation for making cutting-edge music, his attempts to play past the pigeonhole of techno has made him a tough artist to box, but all the more fascinating, naturally.
Having recently reeled out the label’s 100th release and dropped his second full-length artist album, Omakase, there was never a better time for Beatport News to quiz the Swedish producer/DJ on his new record and numerous goings-on.
There’s lots of Ultra-related news to get to today… First up, the festival has announced its dates for 2014, but also of note is that Swedish House Mafia, who famously handed in their wings at this year’s UMF, have got some surprises up their collective sleeves. Read on to see what they’ve got brewing.
We are extremely excited to announce that the one and only Roman Flügel will be gracing the Berlin decks on May 24 for Beatport Live. Flügel is a true icon in electronic music, releasing under many aliases in many different genres. From the banging electro of Alter Ego’s “Rocker” to the subtlest deep house of “Song With Blue,” he has constantly been praised for his flawless production and style.
It’s been seven years today since Burial released his debut self-titled full length album on Hyperdub. And while it wasn’t what you’d call an immediate hit, it set off one of the most pivotal reactions in the hardcore continuum—and of course has inspired hordes of half-baked imitators. But all the same, what Burial let loose with on May 15, 2006 has changed modern music for the better, and he’s done so in near secrecy.
Back in March, Skream played what many are calling one seriously rough set at a Boiler Room session in Austin, Texas, during South by Southwest. It got so off the wall that Skream ended up getting shut off, causing him to unplug a CDJ and hand it into the crowd in a fit of indignation. Now, that much-ballyhooed set is available to see online—as are his comments regarding the situation. Click on through to see how it all played out.
As the intro to this video says, there’s always one guy at every club night who actually remains committed to the claim that he’s all about the music. So committed, in fact, that he often shows up by himself, dancing well into the night, paying no mind to those (quizzical looks) around him. In the case of London, England, his name is the Dancing Misanthrope.
Demented jacking house, light summery jams, and much more feature in today’s On Rotation segment, which compiles our expert team of merchandisers’ and editors’ favorite picks of the week.