As the intro to this video says, there’s always one guy at every club night who actually remains committed to the claim that he’s all about the music. So committed, in fact, that he often shows up by himself, dancing well into the night, paying no mind to those (quizzical looks) around him. In the case of London, England, his name is the Dancing Misanthrope.
Demented jacking house, light summery jams, and much more feature in today’s On Rotation segment, which compiles our expert team of merchandisers’ and editors’ favorite picks of the week.
We’ve been waiting with bated breath for the new Daft Punk album, which drops next week, but the world got a big preview yesterday, and the reviews are in. Check out what Dillon Francis, Joakim, Four Tet, Zomby, and more have to say after their first listen.
Summer’s nearly here, and with so much awesome music, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of our huge album sale. From deep house to dubstep, techno to drum & bass, and beyond, our favorite new albums are all just $7 each through May 22.
Sven Vath’s Cocoon parties have long been a fixture on the Ibiza summer schedule. Now, 14 years after the event’s inauguration on the White Isle, Vath has announced this season’s lineup for its Monday-night residency at Amnesia and it involves some huge names.
We already love the deep, techy house work from Klasse Recordings’ Luca Lozano and Crosstown Rebels’ Amirali, so consider us pleased as punch to present to you exclusively the video for their latest collaboration, “Sail On.” Featuring Amirali’s vocals, the track is kissed with some emotional piano and a persistent, almost rock-sounding drum pattern carrying it forward into darker territories. The black-and-white video, which likely mimics the title of Lozano’s forthcoming album, Life In Black And White, nicely mirrors the track’s vibe. Check it out here, and grab the tune when it’s released on Wednesday.
It’s one of those special days in which we’ve been graced by a slew of new music videos to introduce you to. So, let us get to it, with new heat from Uner, Flight Facilities, Jon Hopkins, Sam Smith, and a whole lot more.
If you read our feature this morning about dance-music legend Carl Cox, you can probably imagine that the producer, DJ, and remixer has a discography a mile long. With that in mind, we’d like to turn you on to five essential cuts from that long list of accomplishments.
At 50 years of age, Carl Cox remains a techno provocateur on all counts. From scaling the globe’s biggest festivals and the UK charts over the years, he’s had an iconic reign over dance music, one which began by fueling London’s rave culture decades ago. Since then, he’s racked up four albums, countless singles, and even more nights behind the decks—all with that unmistakeably winning smile. With no plans to retire and a strong second wind behind his Intec imprint, Cox’s sense of preservation is not only one for the history books, but an inherently relevant case study in keeping your cool in the face of universal adoration.
Back on track for 2013 with fresh Ibiza plans and the return of his Pure Intec compilation series, Cox pulled up a chair with Beatport News in London to talk bringing Intec back from the dead, his consistent run on the White Isle, and taking America on his own terms.
There’s nary a better soundtrack to the weekend than fine deep house, so peek on into today’s Morning Roundup for news on MGUN, Dance Mania’s comeback, and Robin S.’s return to the stage. Oh, and much more, of course…