“EDM”—despite its well-established literal translation, it means so many different things to so many different people. Vice’s Noisey blog takes a stab at defining it based on its genre status. But that’s not all—there’s plenty more electronic-music news in today’s Morning Roundup, so c’mon in.
Vermont’s Pierce Fulton chats about his weird but wonderful reign upon American club land and latest single “Wanabee” for Cr2 Records.
It’s with much sadness that we report that DJ/producer Peter Rauhofer has died at 48 after a battle with brain cancer. The Austrian-born artist and head of Star 69 Records was a regular on New York’s house scene for decades, performing and producing under the names Club 59 and Size Queen; holding residencies at the Roxy and Stereo; remixing the likes of Cher, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Yoko Ono, and Pink; and winning a Grammy in 2000 for his remix of Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful.”
Ask any journalist with a few years under his or her belt, and they’ll tell you they’ve had some harrowing experiences on the phone or in person with totally uncooperative interview subjects. Today’s case in point: a chat with Paul Oakenfold, who clearly isn’t into interviews. Click on through to read the whole thing.
Dutch brothers Victor and Stephan Leicher, better known as producing duo DubVision, are quickly establishing themselves as major players in the progressive-house scene. Their first single, “All By Myself,” and their remix of Discopolis’ “Committed to Sparkle Motion” became mainstays in festival and clubs sets. Avicii opened his set at Ultra Music Festival this year with DubVision’s remix of his hit with Nicky Romero, “I Could Be The One.” DubVision’s latest original track “Redux,” released March 8 on Spinnin Records, was a hit at UMF as well, and is sure to be in heavy rotation at festivals this summer.
So, you’ve heard all about the contributions from Pharrell, Giorgio Moroder, and Gonzales to the new Daft Punk album, but do you know about the guy who made their $72 pizza? Then you’ll probably want to check out the duo’s latest collaborators video. Plus, we’ve got Loco Dice travel tips, a hot mid-’90s mix from Richie Hawtin, and a statement from Anjunabeats on Will.i.am’s less-than-diligent sample-clearance job. Let the weekend begin!
Guys, seriously, throwing stuff at Jeff Mills is not cool. Throwing stuff at anyone on stage is not cool—unless, say, it’s a hardcore show, and the band is spitting on you—but it’s especially not cool to throw stuff at one of Detroit techno’s true masters. I mean, c’mon!
Over six years of collaboration and invariable shifts in taste across the spectrum, Norin & Rad have asserted themselves as an eclectic benchmark in modern dance music. The Anjunabeats-approved duo (real names: Bruce Karlsson and Nick Sember) properly exploded onto the radar in 2012, with a gush of uplifting club fuel that ignites all sorts of genres.
With their latest single, “Aldo,” offering no exception to their spotless track record, California duo sat down with us ahead of their UK debut for Ministry of Sound to trace their daring footsteps and creative influences.
Swedish House Mafia alum Steve Angello always had a secret weapon up his sleeve for 2013—a year that signaled a decade of investing in talent from across the globe. Already making a big splash and now maintaining the hype with the promise of long-overdue studio material, Swedish duo Wayne & Woods have brought a fresh breath of excitement the their nation’s club scene. The support of the Size Records head honcho aside, Iman Gilani and Simon Widman have been formally inserted into the label’s family, and their latest track, “Revolt,” alongside Chris Avantgarde, proves they’re more than worthy. Beatport News sat down with the fresh-faced duo to talk European influence, their forthcoming material, and the studio ethic that never sleeps.
Many questions plague today’s Morning Roundup… Like, is there such a thing as too much synthesizer? And, does Daft Punk really like Skrillex? And, will the Mafiosos from Stockholm get back together in Ibiza this summer? We’ve got answers…