One of our favorite dance-music festivals anywhere in the world has just released the second phase of its lineup for 2014. Detroit’s Movement Festival, which is already set to host an incredible stream of performers this May 24-26, will also see sets from Boys Noize, Claude VonStroke, Kevin Saunderson, Kode9, Ryan Hemsworth, and about 40 more names—of course, with more names to follow in the months to come.
Is it just us, or is there a lot of stuff going on this summer? In just the last few days, we’ve counted about 10 new festival announcements, and there are plenty more to come. Today, Croatia’s Sonus and Unknown gatherings offered up their lineups, and we’ve got big news out of Detroit tomorrow, so while you ponder a trip to the Adriatic this summer, let us also point you to some music-tech news, mixes from Vladislav Delay and Jimmy Edgar, and the stories behind some of the most prominent samples in modern music.
If you’ve got a track worth hearing, Diplo may just want to play it on his BBC show, so come on in to check out the details, along with lineup updates from some of the summer’s biggest festivals and lots more.
Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that Seth Troxler’s got personality—so upcoming DJs, take a cue here when it comes to making yourselves interesting. Today, the outspoken Visionquester reviews a handful of tracks for FACT TV in his always-entertaining, oft-controversial style. Come on in and see what’s up.
A Nightslugs boss heads to Clone, Bugs in the Attic alumni drop some heat, and Kompakt offers up another Pop Ambient comp in today’s On Rotation, which compiles our expert team of merchandisers’ and editors’ favorite tracks of the week.
If there’s a single force driving the electronic-music explosion these days, it’s the power of festivals, with events from Electric Daisy Carnival to Ultra Music Festival drawing hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world, while even less mainstream events like Detroit’s Movement and Montreal’s MUTEK draw capacity crowds more often than not these days.
But bigger isn’t always better, and after a couple of year spent smashed up against 50,000 Deadmau5 fans, many heads start looking for something a bit more modest from their multi-day musical gatherings. Naturally, these events tend to lean towards the more underground side of electronic music, but what makes them special isn’t just niche beats but a level of intimacy you simply won’t find at larger events.
Ask almost anyone and they’ll tell you that 2013 was a banner year for electronic music, with the scene hitting new heights, both artistically and commercially. Now with the new year fully upon us, we’re excited to see dance music’s massive potential play out around the world. Here are a few things our scene needs (and a few it needs to dump) to become better than ever in 2014.
Tons of fun news to get to today: We’ve got everything from a Transatlantic trip for Mad Decent, to a SHM doc premiere, to James Blake collabing with one of the year’s most talked-about rappers. Time to get on it!
From throwing parties in Canada to running his own label in Berlin, Noah has always been ahead of the game. His numerous releases on quality labels such as Highgrade, Trapez LTD, Cynosure and his own Thoughtless Music have showcased his distinctive ability to explore genres with his own productive flair. Currently Pred is dabbling in 2-Step experiments but House and Techno are his main poisons, rest assured as they’re all top class.
Of course, festivals are great places to binge on your favorite music for days on end. But, if you’re so inclined, they can also be fantastic places for hooking up. That said, some multi-day events are better than others when it comes to coupling, so, with Playa Del Carmen’s BPM Festival having just kicked off this weekend, we took a look at some of the world’s more amorous dance-music parties.