The halcyon days of late-’90s/early ’00s electro-clash have long come and gone, but its style lives on—and you hardly need to venture further than your local mainstream dance music festival to see its dayglo vibes everywhere. So what did you miss? Find out, and read about Maya Jane Coles’ new mix, in today’s roundup.
The legendary British producer and DJ John Digweed has amassed a fair number of Transitions radio shows over the years, and for his 500th episode, he’s pulling out all the stops. Digweed will send this particular program out over the airwaves during his annual Sunset Cruise in Miami starting at 4 p.m. EDT on Thursday, March 27, and for the first time ever, he’s broadcasting these four hours of music live.
Belgian duo Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike had one crazy 2013, to be sure, so it’s no surprise that their successes over those 12 months had such an impact on the Beatport massive, who voted them Community Choice Artist of the Year and chose their track “Mammoth” as Community Choice Track of the Year in this year’s Beatport Awards. We chatted with the brotherly pair about picking up two huge awards on Friday.
Friday news roundup is almost always filled with fun, and Skrillex’s upcoming AMA later today promises that and much more. But that’s not all—so come on in, dive back into the annals of gear history with a deep look at the Roland TR-808, and peep some other tour and festival news as well.
Yep, it’s 2014 and the internet is still going gaga for lists, but hey, there’s still a fair bit of value in those hyper-simplified clickables—especially when it comes to rounding up great tunes. Catch a few floating around the net, plus 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.
Armin van Buuren’s A State of Trance radio show isn’t just one of the most listened-to dance-music programs around—it’s also one of Miami’s most coveted events when van Buuren brings it to the Ultra Music Festival stage, as he has done for the past few years. In anticipation of this March’s ASOT 650 gig (yep, the show’s 650th episode), which van Buuren will play under his GAIA moniker, Ultra released a wrap video of last year’s performance (that’s ASOT 600, if you’re keeping track), and we’ve got it for you today.
Skrillex is a polarizing force, to be sure, but is he still really “the most hated man in dubstep”? His former critics are beginning to sing the man’s praises, and for good reason—so maybe it’s time you reconsidered your stance?
Fan art—without it, the DJ community would be visually represented only by camera-made photographs. How boring is that? Thankfully, kids (and, we suppose, a handful of grown adults) around the world with a knack for illustration and hero worship are more than happy to flood the internet with their own visual approximations of their favorite stars. Dim Mak head honcho Steve Aoki knows this all too well, and is about to host an exhibit of fan art entitled Mementos at LA’s Scion AV Installation from March 11-30, and Aoki will hold forth on opening night, presumably playing some tunes, too.