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.
So, what to get for that special someone—someone who spends most days and nights out in a field covered in glitter paint or wearing shades in a cavernous club? We’ve got you sorted with a raver holiday gift guide courtesy of Vibe, and, of course, tons more news from the dance-music world.
“The Txter,” “The Cry-baby,” “The Jesus,” “The Orgasmatron”… there’s a whole host of poses that DJs can tend to strike when they’re up there behind the decks. Recently, long-running dance music publication Mixmag decided to interpret a number of them in cartoon form, tackling well-known poses from globetrotting jocks like Skrillex, David Guetta, Dixon, Maya Jane Coles, and Seth Troxler (in his “birthday suit,” of course, seen up top). You can check out a couple more of Mixmag’s illustrations below and check out the website’s full gallery here.
Everyone loves a good Bieber scandal these days—and yes, we’ve got another one for ya. The latest allegations against the crazy young Canuck? That he “Will.i.am’d” Eric Prydz. Oh, there’s also a new tweet-heavy video from Krewella and Headhunterz, and a shorty documentary on Chuckie, so come on in and see what else is brewing.
Looks like Ellisa Freeman has raised the bar for young people getting into dance music—the 13-year-old just started her own club night near Houston. Check it out and much more in the morning link dump.
Hey, it’s Monday morning—so it’s probably a good time to take stock of the weekend and decide if you’re actually partying too hard. Cosmo (of all mags) has put together a little guide on making said determination (yes, it’s pretty tongue-in-cheek), so once you’ve sussed out your partying problem, keep on reading for a look at dance music’s best businessman-DJs and a whole lot more.
Pharrell Williams certainly has had one huge 2013. And he’s wrapping it up with one of the most inventive music videos we’ve seen in a minute—the 24-hour-long “Happy.” Check it, and a whole lot more, in today’s Morning Roundup.
Moby’s always seemed like a pretty cool and generous dude, so suffice it to say, we aren’t terribly surprised that he’s opening up his project files for you to mess with in Ableton Live and Pro Tools. Check it out, along with some video work from LA’s and Montreal’s dance scenes, plus a whole lot more, in today’s roundup.
Whoa, Nelly! Fans of the decade-long drama surrounding the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, get ready! What was once DEMF (then Fuse-In, then Movement) is now DEMF again—but Movement is sticking around (of course!) and a new festival has cropped up as well. More news from the D and all around the dance-music world is waiting for you… come on in.