Friday always seems to deliver a couple new videos, at the very least, and we’ve got them from Armin van Buuren and Danny Daze. But we’ve also got a rad new Ryan Hemsworth t-shirt, a guide to Miami, and a cheatsheet on what other materials one might use to make a record. Check it.
iHeartRadio is a bit of a behemoth these days when it comes to the internet airwaves. As the digital platform for broadcast giant Clear Channel, it’s got a pretty huge presence, but what’s nice to see is that despite terrestrial radio’s rock and hip-hop dominance, iHeartRadio certainly doesn’t give dance music short shrift. In fact, quite the opposite, as shows like Pete Tong’s Evolution and the platform’s upcoming awards show might suggest.
Hot Chip’s (and 2 Bears’) Joe Goddard is more than just a dance-pop producer extraordinaire. He’s also a bit of a remix master, having reconstructed tunes by Breach, Dirty Projectors, Disclosure, and oodles more. So it was a pretty sweet move on the part of Point Blank Music School and the London Electronic Arts Festival to bring the man in for a remix masterclass.
That’s right—we still f**king love records. So we’re particularly psyched for what James Murphy has got in store for RSD. Check it out, along with lots of festival news and more, in today’s roundup.
It’s hard to say whether or not an actual Daft Punk tour will happen this summer, but what we do know is that a certain LA-based management company, ICM Partners, did submit a proposal for a rather elaborate concert to be held “on private land adjacent to the Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming,” says the Rapid City (South Dakota) Journal.
Pete Tong is one of dance music’s longest-standing figures, so it’s no surprise that his Evolution program on I Heart Radio is such a success in this brave new digital world. Now you can add to that show a special video interview series, which Tong just launched with Thump. See episode one right now, plus, win tickets to see the new Swedish House Mafia documentary and check out the best compact speakers on the market. Ready?
On April 15, former DMC champ A-Trak and east-coast house legend Armand Van Helden will release their debut LP together as Duck Sauce, entitled Quack.
That’s the word from the horse’s mouth: Pasquale Rotella, CEO of Insomniac Events, the promoter behind the hugely popular Beyond Wonderland and Electric Daisy Carnival festivals, announced via Facebook that Beyond Wonderland SoCal will not move ahead this year with its usual San Bernardino location.
Classic dub, slick techno and house, and an R&B queen’s return to the fray all make the cut in today’s On Rotation segment, which compiles our expert team of merchandisers’ and editors’ favorite picks of the week.