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.
Nursing a massive Miami Music Week hangover? Us too. In this exclusive Monday edition of the Morning Roundup, we relive all the music, the magic, and the peak-hour madness that rocked Miami in 2014. Read on for the clubbed-out recap.
Sometimes, as much as we all love our personal stash of secret weapons, it’s impossible to not reveal to the world the unknown dancefloor bomb of one of your favorite producers. Aptly landing on Serkal’s first volume of Secret Weapons, Reelow’s “Illegal Jump” is one such track: undeniable funk, a jack factor that does more spinal damage than a 900-mph head-on collision, and an air of cold, calculated sleaze that seems impossible to achieve within the modern tech-house sound.
With releases running the gamut of four-to-the-floor dance music, and an upcoming tour spanning every corner of the globe, London’s Owen Howells continues to make waves in the underground scene. From DJ, to producer, to label owner of Shades, Howells has put in the hours, and is rightly reaping the benefits of his contributions to the electronic music community. Prepping for his first gig in Sydney tomorrow, March 29, Howells took some time to hip us to a few of the surefire heaters you’ll be grooving to at one of his upcoming shows.
It’s a big week for a pair of dance music’s heaviest hitters. Martin Garrix’s “Animals” has just been certified platinum, and Skrillex’s Recess LP debuted at #1 on the Billboard dance charts—which’ll likely add to many smiling faces at Miami Music Week. Come on in and see what else is happening.
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Miami Music Week is, of course, one of the most important weeks all year on the dance-music calendar, so if you’re heading east (or maybe that’s west, for our European friends), you’ll likely be scheduling out your plans far in advance. Allow us to be of some assistance to you with this handy guide to the best parties in Miami this March. Check out some Beatport Miami essentials here and keep coming back to this listing for more updates throughout the weeks to come.