Welcome to our manic Monday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Disclosure dishing on “Latch,” Tricky unveiling a new album, and Mad Zach breaking down his live gear. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Welcome to our manic Monday edition of the Morning Round-up. Today, we’ve got Skrillex superjamming Bonnaroo 2014, Barcelona’s Sonar festival highlights, Hyperdub’s Jessy Lanza mixing it up for Thump, and so much more. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Now celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2014, Beatport is proud to participate in this year’s Vans Warped Tour for the first-time ever. Kicking off in Houston, Texas on Friday, June 13th, the 20th annual Vans Warped Tour will hit 42 US cities including Dallas, Las Vegas, Portland, Cincinnati, and Atlanta before wrapping up in Denver, Colorado on Sunday, August 3rd. The confirmed lineup for the inaugural Beatport stage will include underground electronic acts such as Antiserum, Captain Capa, Crizzly, DJ Nicola Bear, and Pacific Dub, among others.
During the late ’70s, detractors in New York City’s underground music scene called Blondie “sellouts” when “Heart of Glass” became a smash hit. Guitarist and writer Chris Stein wasn’t swayed by the outcry. He was convinced they were onto something. Combining dance, rap, and reggae, Blondie catapulted new wave into the mainstream. In this final episode in Red Bull Music Academy’s beat:repeat series, studio mastermind Chris Stein remembers the dark and gritty New York that he once inhabited, and outlines the complicated technical process that went into making Blondie’s chart-topping track.
Welcome to our action-packed Thursday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Seth Troxler speaking out at IMS, a full Ibiza 2014 preview, and Dusky prep their new label 17 Steps. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Welcome to our rastaman vibrations Friday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Diplo counting down his favorite dancehall records of all-time, Guy Gerber gearing up for his 2014 Ibiza residency, and Nina Kraviz getting “trippy.” Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Welcome to our thumpin’ Thursday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Plaid talking about their new album Reachy Prints, Flying Lotus dropping a stunning video for “Phantasm,” and Diplo hitting the studio with Madonna. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
In a new 20-minute documentary Sounds of Solidarity, Thump explores Port-au-Prince’s burgeoning dance music scene and meets some of Haiti’s most influential DJs including dancehall master Tony Mix, NY-style house producer and percussionist Gardy Girault (shown above), and rising electronic star Michael Brun. It’s an insightful look into the current state of Haiti, its resilient people, and the music that inspires them all to keep on dancing.
Welcome to our wild-n-woolly Wednesday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Skrillex jamming at Bonnaroo 2014, Gilles Peterson releasing a new Brazilian-influenced album, and Bassnectar delivering some new summer tunes. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
U2. Skrillex. John Tesh. What do these three artists have in common? They’ve all killed it at Red Rocks, the beloved amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado (just outside Beatport’s hometown of Denver). But only one of these artists’ shows have come under fire (guess which one?), and it’s because a number of nearby citizens have lodged complaints with the local government over the historic venue’s noise issues.