True to the title of his infamous “Black Thong” collaboration alongside Michael Woods, Chris Lake has proven to be a provocative little number that never falls out of fashion. The Scottish-born electro/progressive house producer/DJ may have hopped the fence to Los Angeles in the process, but behind the guise of his refined studio output and the secondary powerhouse that is his Rising Music label, Lake remains a stern advocate of matching relevance with quality.
Congratulations are due to the trio of Hardwell, Dyro, and Bright Lights, as their track “Never Say Goodbye” has just claimed the #1 position on the Beatport Top 100.
Dance music—it’s getting pretty big these days, in case you hadn’t heard. On the weekend, David Guetta took home the first-ever Best EDM Artist trophy at the Billboard Music Awards—with nary a quizzical look in sight. Guetta fan or not, let us take a moment to celebrate that it’s come this far.
Hardwell has remixed his way into Beatport’s #1 spot with his version of Krewella’s track “Alive.”
It’s maybe an odd combination of musical guests from which to glean career advice together, but hey, MK and Chuckie both hold some sway in their respective fields. The Guardian recently tapped the two for a few tips on what it takes to be a successful producer or DJ today.
According to FACT’s calculations, the average large-scale weekend festival will cost any given attendee £420 (about $640 USD). Are those fees pricing out the younger folks that are most likely to show up to such an event? Read on to see how FACT breaks it down.
Tiesto has taken Beatport’s top spot yet again, this time with his new remix of Showtek and Noisecontrollers’ “Get Loose.”
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.
Bloc Party’s “Truth” was once a straight-ahead indie-pop jam with an insistent guitar line and a pretty fun vocal melody. But now that Digitalism have got their hands on it, it’s naturally been given a bit of a facelift for the dancefloor.
Back in March, Skream played what many are calling one seriously rough set at a Boiler Room session in Austin, Texas, during South by Southwest. It got so off the wall that Skream ended up getting shut off, causing him to unplug a CDJ and hand it into the crowd in a fit of indignation. Now, that much-ballyhooed set is available to see online—as are his comments regarding the situation. Click on through to see how it all played out.