It seems like Holy Ship just don’t stop. The second it’s over, there are news stories galore, and then details for next year’s event, and then an after-movie, and then more details for next year’s event. You already know that next year’s tour is a double-header. Now it’s been made public that returning cruisers will get first dibs on 2015′s boat (preference given to those who’ve attended the most past events), and new cruisers can get in on the pre-booking lottery right here. (No, you don’t win tickets—you win the chance to purchase the surely-to-sell-out tickets.)
Electric Zoo, Electric Daisy Carnival… it’s hard to keep up with all this electricity. Still, you’ve got to, because, regardless of their names, dance-music festivals are our lifeblood—right? Enter the lineup for this year’s Electric Forest Festival, which takes place in Rothbury, Michigan, from June 26 to 29.
There’s just a ton of new music to get to today, whether it’s previews of upcoming releases from Major Lazer and Noisecontrollers or a mix from Martin Garrix. Whatever the case, you’ve got some listening to do, so come on in and see what’s on tap.
After four decades of existence, dance music has no shortage of unsung heroes and forgotten favorites for every new generation of fans to rediscover. Two of the genre’s earliest innovators, Giorgio Moroder and Nile Rodgers, were given huge boosts last year, thanks to their involvement with current kings Daft Punk. But those disco legends certainly aren’t the only past princes of dance music worth investigating. Here’s our list of 10 more names that are more than worth Googling.
This Track of the Day is a modern twist on classic summertime Bob Marley. My favorite Marley song has been swiftly remixed by Stephen Marley and Jason Bentley in a nice tribute, with additional “jam” factor from Legend Remixed.
Asheville, North Carolina’s Moogfest just announced its first lineup phase today, with Kraftwerk, Chic (with Nile Rodgers), Laurie Anderson, Giorgio Moroder, and plenty more electronic-music legends added to the bill. What was once a relatively modest festival to celebrate the pioneering work of synth maker Robert Moog has now grown to become one of the US’ premier dance-music events, and its list of performers for the 2014 installment, which takes place April 23-27, is nothing short of amazing.
It’s not everyday that a modern dance music artist pays direct tribute to dub master King Tubby. But, amongst influences that range from Chicago juke to quick-paced jungle, that’s just what Paris-based Moresounds does on his new self–titled EP on Astrophonica. Thankfully for us, Moresounds disconnected his tape delay long enough to let us slip him a handful of questions.
Nu-skool LA bass, classic EBM, modern techno and house, and lots more show up in today’s On Rotation segment, which compiles our expert team of merchandisers’ and editors’ favorite picks of the week.
This past weekend, a slew of indie rock and dance music’s finest dropped anchor on a land mass in the middle of San Francisco Bay for the city’s annual Treasure Island Music Festival. Tastes at TIMF tend to hew toward guitars and drums, but there’s always a good helping of turntables, drum machines, and synths as well, as evidenced by this year’s inclusion of artists like ADULT., James Blake, DJ Falcon, Major Lazer, and more. As such, we’ve managed to pull together a nice collection of our favorite pics from the event.
Mapping the trajectory that led us to the ever-increasing multitude of new and hybrid genres of music today isn’t easy, but one brave programmer has taken up the task, charting the evolution of Western dance music from its folk-culture roots to the sounds of the present with a new, interactive map.