After multiple incidents occurred in Miami last month, Ultra Music Festival has definitely come under fire, and one of its biggest opponents, city commissioner Marc Sarnoff, just made it a little harder for UMF to fight back.
In the years prior to his 2012 breakout hit, “Inspector Norse,” Todd Terje was a prince among the disco-edit royalty of the Scandinavian dance scene. But all that changed on the strength of a couple original singles, and before long, fans of his slinky, synthy house were clamoring for more. Today, the man who takes his stage name from house legend Todd Terry (his real name is Terje Olsen) releases his first full-length LP, appropriately titled It’s Album Time, and it takes in all manner of influences from dance music’s past—including a notable guest appearance from Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry. We spoke with the Oslo-based Olsen about the new album, his songwriting approach, and the importance of label independence.
Party photographers can live a pretty fast and fun life—at least according to one whose photos popped up on Thump late last week. Kaitlin Parry spent a week in Miami with camera in hand, snapping all manner of shots while taking it way into the dawning hours with the likes of Diplo, Drop the Lime, DJ Craze, GTA, and more.
The Roland TB-303 was introduced in the early ’80s to help guitar players have a little buddy to play bass along with them—but they hated it. Then some cats in Chicago picked it up and started making house with it and acid was born. Fast-forward 20 years, long after the original was taken out of production, and we have a million clones on the market: from the plugin, to the one that looks like a pizza box, to the x0xb0x, and on down the list to today’s review subject, Cyclone Analogic’s Bass Bot TT-303.
Without any exaggeration, London’s club scene is unlike any other in the world. It has, for the last 30 or 40 years, been the breeding ground for some of dance music’s most progressive sounds, and naturally was for many years the only place to hear the newest cutting-edge tracks around (we’re talking pre-internet here). To honor that legacy, filmmaker Rollo Jackson has assembled London… On a Regular, a short documentary that features the likes of Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard, XL Recordings’ Richard Russel, and producers and DJs Lil Silva, Erol Alkan, and more discussing their early clubbing experiences at the places at which they were regulars.
The festival lineup for this Memorial Day Weekend couldn’t get any hotter. Not only are Movement Detroit, EDC New York, and Mysteryland taking place that weekend, but now Tampa’s Sunset Music Festival has also thrown its hat into the ring, and to entice you, they’ve booked Zedd, Benny Benassi, Hardwell, and Krewella to headline the event.
This week’s On Rotation delivers our crack team’s latest recommendations in house, techno, drum & bass, electronica, and more. Right this way.
Mysteryland, the world’s longest-running festival, has just announced the first part of its festival line-up for the Netherlands, featuring a broad array of music, art, acts, food, décor and theater, as well as an amazing mix of marquee DJ talent and underground artists. Confirmed DJ appearances include the world’s current number one Hardwell, Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Martin Garrix, Loco Dice, Chris Liebing, ISH & Dadara, and Kate Raudenbush.
Yep, it’s time for another list, this one from the venerable DJ Mag, which has named its top 100 clubs from around the world. So what do you need to know offhand? The new entries onto the list include Hakkasan, Light, Zouk Kuala Lumpur, Sky Room, and a few more; a number of Ibiza clubs populate the top 20.