Finally, festival season is upon us. And there’s nothing more exciting than being surrounded by like-minded folks while listening to hours of music under the shining sun. That being said, seasoned festival-goers and new, shiny faces alike need to make sure that they are prepared in order to have a successful and enjoyable experience. There is nothing worse than getting halfway to your destination and realizing that you forgot to pack earplugs and extra cellphone power. That’s why we pulled together the brain trust and compiled a list of 10 festival must-haves that will keep you dancing and happy. Don’t get caught out!
Uh-oh. Sources say that indeed Paris Hilton has signed to Cash Money for a house album. Thankfully, we’ve got other inspiring news from the Bridges for Music camp right behind the curtain, so read about it all after the jump.
The Beatport Stage at Detroit’s Movement Festival has been going off for two days now, and we’re into Day Three, streaming live right here on our Ustream channel right now. The big news yesterday was Boards of Canada’s secret appearance as they premiered some new music on the main stage, which you can check out after the jump, along with a slew of photos from Beatport’s Jordan Loyd.
There’s been a slew of great video interviews conducted at this year’s Red Bull Music Academy, and we’ve been making good use of them for our weekly Friday Matinée feature. We’re happy today to tip you to yet another, this time with techno luminary Richie Hawtin, who, in this installment, regales RBMA attendees with tales of Detroit techno’s genesis, and how legendary tunes like his Plastikman mission statement, “Spastik,” came to be.
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.
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.
Summer’s nearly here, and with so much awesome music, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of our huge album sale. From deep house to dubstep, techno to drum & bass, and beyond, our favorite new albums are all just $7 each through May 22.
It’s one of those special days in which we’ve been graced by a slew of new music videos to introduce you to. So, let us get to it, with new heat from Uner, Flight Facilities, Jon Hopkins, Sam Smith, and a whole lot more.