The season of giving is upon us, so consider this an early present: a whole lot of rad new music from Burial, Disclosure, and Flying Lotus. Plus, peep new videos from Francis Harris and Martin Solveig, and much, much more in today’s roundup.
Techno, bass, house, and everything in between show up in this week’s On Rotation segment, which compiles our expert team of merchandisers’ and editors’ favorite picks of the week.
Just in time for the holidays: Elektron is ready to release its ballyhooed Analog Keys synth, and we’ve got a lineup of Christmas-themed bangers. Check them out, plus a whole lot more, in today’s roundup.
With his debut artist album Face to Face just out on Serialism, we tapped veteran DJ/producer and Cadenza label co-chair (alongside Luciano) Phillipe Quenum to give us a taste of what the techno mainstay currently holds dear in his crates. Certainly taking the task with the utmost seriousness, Quenum returned our request with six carefully picked tunes that greatly enhance the depths of his sets. “The tracks I’ve chosen… add color and emotion to my set,” he explains. “They’re melodic, and perhaps a bit on the softer side, but these are very important tracks for my sets.” After giving them each a listen, it’ll be easy to hear why.
Looks like Grammys aren’t just for the Skrillexes of dance music these days—nope, even guys like Duke Dumont and James Blake are up for awards this year. Come on in and check out the whole list of nominees, along with some super-useful tips to prep for your next digital DJ guy.
Well, at long last, there’s another video from Daft Punk’s highly acclaimed Random Access Memories album, and it comes in the form of the Julian Casablancas-guesting “Instant Crush.” Peep it, along with some amazing pics from the Ibiza of yore, and lots, lots more in today’s roundup.
San Francisco DJ and producer J.Phlip has been on a roll ever since she convinced dirtybird to release her track “Rumble, Rumble” back in 2008. She just wrapped up a huge tour with label boss Claude VonStroke, but the party never stops for this former Midwesterner. Back in September we caught up with the artist known more formally as Jessica Philippe at TomorrowWorld, where she told us about how she got signed and how she chose the artistic path she’s currently carving out.
There’s a lot to be gleaned from the careers of highest successful individuals. Today, Lifehacker takes a look at Jay Z’s productivity tricks. Plus, DJ TechTools reviews Numark’s NS7 II, Point Blank hosts a chat with MK, and Braiden hits Berlin’s vinyl outlets.