Sometimes the midweek just requires a nice fat slab of slammin’ minimal techno, and today, Colombia’s Harvy Valencia delivers. “Washer,” which arrives via the producer’s own Harvibal label, is straight-up, no-frills, late-night business, and will get you in gear for your next 4 a.m. warehouse extravaganza.
Ricardo Villalobos is a legend behind the decks—but did you know that he’s also got a bit of a percussionist past? Check out some awesome old footage of him performing from 1993, along with news from Loco Dice, Musikmesse, and much more in today’s roundup.
As you may already know, Mysteryland, which is said to be the world’s longest-running electronic music festival, will hit the US this spring, setting up shop for the first time in Bethel Woods, NY (the site of 1969′s Woodstock festival), from May 23-26. Over the last two decades, the Dutch brand has made it its mission to bring together underground up-and-comers with dance music’s more mainstream heavy-hitters for an event unlike any other—one that’s handily earned its now 21 years of existence.
Today, promoters ID&T announced the lineup for Mysteryland’s first-ever trip to the US, and it’s a stellar one. Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Fedde Le Grand, NERVO, Chase & Status, Booka Shade, Jesse Rose, Chris Liebing, Dillstradamus (that’s Dillon Francis and Flosstradamus), and about 240 more acts will perform over the course of these three days.
It seems like Holy Ship just don’t stop. The second it’s over, there are news stories galore, and then details for next year’s event, and then an after-movie, and then more details for next year’s event. You already know that next year’s tour is a double-header. Now it’s been made public that returning cruisers will get first dibs on 2015′s boat (preference given to those who’ve attended the most past events), and new cruisers can get in on the pre-booking lottery right here. (No, you don’t win tickets—you win the chance to purchase the surely-to-sell-out tickets.)
Is it ever guy or girl’s dream to be a dancer at one of Ibiza’s megaclubs? Probably not, to be honest, but surely there is a handful of folks out there for whom spending the summer atop the speakers, potentially covered in foam or some other sticky substance, sounds awesome. For them, we present a primer on what you need to do to prepare yourself for a season as a dancer at Pacha. For the rest of you, we’ve got news from Tiga and Matthew Dear, videos from Sun Glitters and Werkha, and a handy playlist-sharing tutorial from DJ TechTools. Come on in.
The venerable Red Bull Music Academy is in the midst of its 15th-anniversary celebrations this year, and as part of it, they’ve just released their first full-length documentary, entitled What Difference Does It Make?, and you can watch it for free right now.
Electric Zoo, Electric Daisy Carnival… it’s hard to keep up with all this electricity. Still, you’ve got to, because, regardless of their names, dance-music festivals are our lifeblood—right? Enter the lineup for this year’s Electric Forest Festival, which takes place in Rothbury, Michigan, from June 26 to 29.
When the Grammy-winning duo Deep Dish unceremoniously split in 2006, we assumed it was likely for good, as one half of the duo, Dubfire, dove deep into the minimal techno sound, while the other half, Sharam, went down the big-room house path. But with the announcement today of their collaborative return to the stage on March 29 at Miami’s Ice Palace, new hope has sprung for a whole host of other acts that we once thought were forever severed. With this exciting reunion on the horizon, we got to thinking about what other dance-music teams we’d like to see back on the block.