Over the course of this summer, more than 1,800 DJ contestants worldwide from 83 countries heard the call out there on the horizon. Each one sent in their handcrafted, essential Sound of the Beach mix. Now, the Corona SunSets: Sound of the Beach* DJ competition has moved into its exciting second phase where the top 100 semi-finalists from 25 countries have submitted their remixes of Cajmere’s 1994 Chicago house classic “Brighter Days” featuring Dajae.
Although Detroit’s historic Movement 2014 is fading into recent memory you can still relive all the magic in a new live mix from San Francisco-based spinstress Jessica Philippe. When one of the Beatport stage headliners unexpectedly backed out on the final day due to illness, the Dirtybird femme fatale stepped up and made the closing slot her own. As you’ll soon discover, J. Phlip is a true powerhouse behind the decks delivering a slick, signature mix of pumpin’, psych-grooves and deep, dark tech-house.
Welcome to our manic Monday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Pete Tong dropping his Reddit AMA, Joy Orbison delivering his Essential Mix, and Tomorrowland weekend 2 is here live and direct from Belgium. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Techno icon Richie Hawtin continues his ongoing, 14-week ENTER.Ibiza residency this Thursday, July 31st with another stunning lineup at Space. Coming up for week five, the Minus label boss will be joined by special guests including Nina Kraviz, Maceo Plex, Josh Wink, Paco Osuna, and Ean Golden, among others. Even if you can’t make it to the White Isle, you can still catch it all live right here starting at 9:30 pm CET / 3:30 pm EDT.
Imagine the ultimate pool party. Now imagine the ultimate pool party in the White Isle of Ibiza featuring Guy Gerber and Ellen Allien on the decks for four hours. Idyllic, right? We thought so, and Boiler Room’s got you covered with these two fabulous poolside sets recently recorded earlier this month at their Spanish villa on Friday, July 18th, 2014. First up, Tel Aviv’s own Guy Gerber, 39, steps up and kicks the party off with two full hours of his signature, sophisticated selection of hedonistic house and techno. Then, Berlin’s Ellen Allien, 45, closes out the extended session with an ecstatic poolside set.
The sun is shining. The birds are singing. And the beats are bangin’. It’s a perfect summer day here in the City. Welcome to our ongoing weekend column called The Vinyl Cut. This week, we’ve strolling in once again to San Francisco’s leading tastemaker shop Vinyl Dreams to get their staff picks on the top five vinyl releases.
For some time now, you’ve been killing it in the clubs—week-in and week-out. Now it’s time to take a big step up in terms of the size of your audience (from hundreds to thousands) and debut at your first ever festival gig. So the burning question becomes, how do you get ready to rock the masses? DJ Tech Tools has got you covered with exactly what you need to know so you can prepare for your first festival set and win over tons of new fans. In a new feature-length article, the SF-based DJ community site covers essential tips and tricks including getting a read on the crowd straight from the start, proving yourself early on, tightening up later and bringing the party, and so much more.
Next month, Splash House will be returning to Palm Springs, California, for three summer days of sun, fun, and sizzling beats. Slated over the August 8th to 10th weekend, the all-out pool party extravaganza will take place once again at The Saguaro, The Hard Rock Hotel, and the Hacienda Beach Club. Featured artists for this latest edition include Aussie indie-dance darlings Cut Copy, A-Trak, Chromeo, Flume, Nosaj Thing, and more who’ll all perform across a range of outdoor stages and refreshing pools to thousands.
The White Isle was white hot again this week. Last night, on Thursday, July 24th, Richie Hawtin presented the fourth installment of his ongoing 2014 ENTER.Ibiza residency at Space with another enviable lineup. Innervisions boss Dixon, tINI, Marcel Dettmann, Martin Buttrich, and Bella Sarris, and more were all on-hand alongside the Minus man to make it a memorable night on the idyllic Spanish strand.