With more than a decade in the game, London-based trance legends Above & Beyond (aka Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness, and Paavo Siljamaki) show no signs of slowing down. In fact, their 2013 was a banner year, rounded off nicely with the release of “Mariana Trench,” which they premiered to 10,000 fans at London’s Alexandra Palace in October, and which quickly found its way into the sets of Armin Van Buuren and Ferry Corsten.
The season of giving is upon us, so consider this an early present: a whole lot of rad new music from Burial, Disclosure, and Flying Lotus. Plus, peep new videos from Francis Harris and Martin Solveig, and much, much more in today’s roundup.
Just in time for the holidays: Elektron is ready to release its ballyhooed Analog Keys synth, and we’ve got a lineup of Christmas-themed bangers. Check them out, plus a whole lot more, in today’s roundup.
Looks like Grammys aren’t just for the Skrillexes of dance music these days—nope, even guys like Duke Dumont and James Blake are up for awards this year. Come on in and check out the whole list of nominees, along with some super-useful tips to prep for your next digital DJ guy.
Well, at long last, there’s another video from Daft Punk’s highly acclaimed Random Access Memories album, and it comes in the form of the Julian Casablancas-guesting “Instant Crush.” Peep it, along with some amazing pics from the Ibiza of yore, and lots, lots more in today’s roundup.
While Martin Garrix enjoys another trip to Beatport’s #1 spot with his Jay Hardway collab “Wizard,” it’s easy to forget that this time last year, the youngster was practically unknown. Clearly, with his chart-topping “Animals,” he’s had one crazy 2013, so we asked the Dutch-born Martijn Garritsen to highlight his 10 favorite tunes of the year in this special Weekend Weapons.
There’s a lot to be gleaned from the careers of highest successful individuals. Today, Lifehacker takes a look at Jay Z’s productivity tricks. Plus, DJ TechTools reviews Numark’s NS7 II, Point Blank hosts a chat with MK, and Braiden hits Berlin’s vinyl outlets.
We’re nearing that time of the year when every publication trots out its best-ofs and next-ups for 2013 and 2014 respectively. And no doubt, one name on a lot of those lists is gonna be WondaGurl, the young Torontonian who’s already killing it on the boards for Jay Z and Travis Scott. See what’s up, and check out a ton more dance-music news, in today’s roundup.
Over the past decade, Aussie-born tyDi (aka Tyson Illingworth), 26, has enjoyed a meteoric rise within the global dance-music community. In his mid-teens, the Queensland Sunshine Coast native was discovered as a budding trance DJ and producer. Then, at just 17, he was signed to Armin Van Buuren’s signature imprint, Armada. In 2008, the 21-year-old was crowned Australia’s No. 1 DJ for the first time—the youngest ever to win the award. The following year, he scored the title again. Want to be discovered like tyDi? Here’s your golden ticket to shine: Remix TyDi’s pulsating progressive anthem “Live This Lie” featuring chanteuse Carmen Keigans.
Stereosonic, the roving festival that makes its way through five Australian cities, is off and running, having hit Sydney and Perth this past weekend. As expected, the 60,000 fans in Sydney alone were not disappointed, with huge sets from the likes of David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Empire of the Sun, and more.