After first launching at the renowned Space club on the Playa d’en Bossa last year, pioneering techno DJ/producer/label head Richie Hawtin’s weekly ENTER. residency is set to return to Ibiza for its second summer beginning on July 4.
At the Controls is a series of interviews conducted last year that peeks under the curtain of electronic music production, to highlight the behind-the-scenes people whose contributions have had a lasting impact across the dance music landscape.
Martin Buttrich has been a stalwart of electronic music for two decades, but this year he appears to be on the cusp of something big. For many years, he was the silent studio partner of Timo Maas, guiding him towards landmark tracks like his signature remixes of Azzido da Bass and Tori Amos. Buttrich also bolstered the productions of his Desolat label co-owner Loco Dice, as he ascended to the highest ranks of popular DJs. But a few years ago, Buttrich began to ease himself into the spotlight more and more.
The question many digital producers have been asking for a while now is how will music-making change when laptops and touchscreen tablets converge? Well, we’ve got some answers. Click on through to see what the experts have to say.
Cats—they’re not just big on the internet. As we noticed pretty quickly last weekend at Detroit’s Movement Festival, little kitties are also pretty popular with t-shirt-wearing partiers these days. Photographer Jordan Loyd snapped a solid 10 of them, and these are likely just the tip of the iceberg. Behold! Cats! On t-shirts!
Last weekend, as you’ll likely know from some of our earlier coverage this week, the Beatport team was in full effect at Detroit’s Movement Festival, hosting a huge riverfront stage, scouring the backstage area for interviews with Moby, Masters at Work, Kevin Saunderson, John Digweed, and tons more (which you’ll catch in the weeks to come), and checking out every last artist to grace Hart Plaza that weekend. On the ground (and on the afterparty floors), writers Lauren Salm and Emma Robertson, along with photographer Jordan Loyd, took in as much as was humanly possible, and today we’re excited to present their personal highlights from that huge blowout dance-music weekend.
Running from May 29 to June 2, MUTEK has been one of Montreal’s favorite festivals since its inception in 2000, as it forgoes typically commercial headliners in favor of more underground, lesser-known producers and performers. Taking place at different small-scale venues around Montreal’s downtown area, MUTEK will showcase more than 75 local and international artists in its five-day run this year. Here are the five artists we’re most excited to see at this year’s festival.
So what exactly is up with this idea that Jeff Mills is on an Italian-food boycott? Click on through to find out and get an inside look at Four Tet’s live set and much, much more.