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.
Welcome to our tight Thursday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Soundcloud moving to an advertising-based model, Mixcloud offering pro and premium subscription upgrades, and Thump’s essential dance picks for LA’s FYF Fest. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Sunbathing honeys. Booties grooving. Poolside beats under the sweltering Palm Springs sun. We sent Beatport News correspondent Airee Kim in the heart of the stark Cailfornia desert to sidle up to the Splash House festival with a neon green floatie on and a cool, coconut drink in her hand.
Everything about the inaugural Digital Analog Technology (DAT) Conference that took place over the weekend of August 1st-3rd felt like the polar opposite of what the modern day “EDM” festivals seemingly strives for. Missoula, Montana has to be one of the most relaxed, cozy towns in the States, which made the setting laidback and friendly. The line-up was sprinkled with international headliners alongside the rest of the cast predominantly coming from the West to Pacific Northwest.
Scottish-born DJ extraordinaire Jackmaster (born Jack Revill) is a true force of nature behind the decks. Simply put, the man can play. House, techno, lost disco, classic ’80s electro, and more all seamlessly bend to his will in the mix coupled with his exceptional, eclectic taste and his silky flow. In a recent feature-length interview, XLR8R tapped the DJs DJ about working at the influential Rubadub record shop, the true role of a resident DJ, and his unflinching love for 24-hour fast food.
Welcome to our latest August edition of On Rotation, our weekly staff recommendations in house, techno, drum & bass, indie dance, electronica, and more. Lock on these must-catch summer selections.
Welcome to our manic Monday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Aphex Twin teasing something in “2014,” Todd Terje performing in Norway alongside Bryan Ferry, and Les Sins (aka Toro Y Moi) sets Boiler Room San Francisco ablaze. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Here’s one of the standout moments from Amsterdam’s recent Dekmantel festival, captured by Boiler Room. German house hero Motor City Drum Ensemble (aka Danilo Plessow), 29, delivers the goods in the muggy haze of the final day of the European event. As you’ll soon discover, he’s a rare breed endlessly pulling uncovered gems out of the bag, one after the other. Pure perfection. No doubt, he makes it look effortless as he lines up a cavalcade of house, disco, and rare groove selections that move the crowd all afternoon long.