Uh-oh. Sydney’s Secret Garden Festival dealt with a bit of bad luck over the weekend, but fortunately no one was hurt. Elsewhere, London’s biggest club opened on Saturday night to much fanfare, and San Francisco’s Tycho has a new album on the way, which you can preview right now.
While heaps of recognition have been bestowed upon Detroit, Chicago, and Berlin for their contributions to dance music over the years, the British industrial city of Manchester played just as central a role in the music’s global takeover. And it’s not just New Order and the Hacienda that help put Madchester on the map. Twenty years ago, the founders of Jockey Slut magazine, which was, at the time, a bible for rave culture in the UK, started the Bugged Out series of events, which would take on club nights, festivals, exclusive mixes, and all sorts of other forms in the ensuing years.
Friday always seems to deliver a couple new videos, at the very least, and we’ve got them from Armin van Buuren and Danny Daze. But we’ve also got a rad new Ryan Hemsworth t-shirt, a guide to Miami, and a cheatsheet on what other materials one might use to make a record. Check it.
iHeartRadio is a bit of a behemoth these days when it comes to the internet airwaves. As the digital platform for broadcast giant Clear Channel, it’s got a pretty huge presence, but what’s nice to see is that despite terrestrial radio’s rock and hip-hop dominance, iHeartRadio certainly doesn’t give dance music short shrift. In fact, quite the opposite, as shows like Pete Tong’s Evolution and the platform’s upcoming awards show might suggest.
That’s right—we still f**king love records. So we’re particularly psyched for what James Murphy has got in store for RSD. Check it out, along with lots of festival news and more, in today’s roundup.
Pete Tong is one of dance music’s longest-standing figures, so it’s no surprise that his Evolution program on I Heart Radio is such a success in this brave new digital world. Now you can add to that show a special video interview series, which Tong just launched with Thump. See episode one right now, plus, win tickets to see the new Swedish House Mafia documentary and check out the best compact speakers on the market. Ready?
That’s the word from the horse’s mouth: Pasquale Rotella, CEO of Insomniac Events, the promoter behind the hugely popular Beyond Wonderland and Electric Daisy Carnival festivals, announced via Facebook that Beyond Wonderland SoCal will not move ahead this year with its usual San Bernardino location.
Classic dub, slick techno and house, and an R&B queen’s return to the fray all make the cut in today’s On Rotation segment, which compiles our expert team of merchandisers’ and editors’ favorite picks of the week.
Today, we’ve got dance-music news from the far corners of the world. Depeche Mode won’t be playing the Ukraine just yet, Tomorrowland drops some hints about its next South American endeavor, MikeQ gives us the lowdown on Jersey’s other style of club music, and James Murphy gives the New York subway system a Brian Eno-style makeover.