So much dancing. So little time. The sixth annual edition of New York’s Electric Zoo returns this Labor Day weekend to Randall’s Island Park—and what an impressive slate of electronic musical talent it is. Honestly, the only true question is, how are you going to catch everything that’s worth seeing over the long holiday weekend? Take heart. We’ve culled the monolithic three-day, six-stage roster, debated the finer points, and now present to you our essential Beatport News picks for one of this year’s premier dance music festival. Enjoy!
Cue the entire electric animal menagerie. Like King Kong, New York’s sixth annual Electric Zoo festival takes over Randall’s Island Park this Labor Day weekend for three action-packed days of sun, fun, and raving frivolity. As luck would have it (for those of you that can’t attend), the massive outdoor event will also be the first-ever music festival to introduce live blogging via online community site Reddit. EZoo staff will curate social media posts from fans, artists, and attendees into an engaging, up-to-the-minute content stream: photos, video, and lots more.
If you’re Richie Hawtin, how do you top the first nine weeks of ENTER.Ibiza? Bring out the big guns, of course. Next Thursday, September 4th at Space, the iconic techno hero will be playing alongside Iranian powerhouse Dubfire in the main room. While over in the Sake bar, German dance luminary tINI will be dropping her curated blend of house and techno. Additionally, ENTER.Ibiza special guests on the night include Paco Osuna, Christian Smith, Mano Le Tough, Guti, BLOND:ISH, as well as resident Bella Sarris.
South London Ordnance is best known for delivering his own signature brand of upfront techno business behind the decks. All killer, no filler. Now, as luck would have it, you can hear him for yourself straight from week eight at Richie Hawtin’s summer-long ENTER.Ibiza residency at Space. Last week Thursday, August 21st, the UK-based DJ producer manhandled the Terrace stage with a tight two-hour mix alongside night headliners Dubfire, Maceo Plex, Claude vonStroke, and more.
Hold the mouse! Detroit icon Carl Craig will be joined alongside Luciano and Davide Squillace for a live broadcast today promptly at 8:00 GMT / noon EST from an exclusive Traktor party at a private villa in Ibiza, Spain. Don’t you dare miss it. Tune in now.
Claude vonStroke. Dixon. And Richie Hawtin. All on the same bill. Even for ENTER.Ibiza, week nine at Space promises to be an embarrassment of musical riches. On Thursday, August 28th, the Minus man will be joined by Berlin-based Innervisions boss Dixon on the Terrace all night long. Elsewhere that night, Dirtybird honcho Claude vonStroke brings the tech bootie grooves to the Sake bar, as well as special guests Paco Osuna, Jon Gaiser, and resident Bella Sarris throughout the night.
Welcome to our final August 2014 edition of On Rotation, our weekly staff recommendations in house, techno, drum & bass, indie dance, electronica, and more. Preview our complete end-of-summer must-listens now.
Welcome to our tight Tuesday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Burning Man getting a rain delay, Basement Jaxx mixing it up for XLR8R, and lots more. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Germany’s own DJ Koze (born Stefan Kozalla) is highly sought after for his enviable remixing abilities. Case in point, is Reincarnations Part 2, the second installment in this ongoing collection first released in 2009 featuring notable reworks of leading dance artists like Moderat, Matthew Herbert, Gonzales, and more. The retrospective 13-tracker includes massive remixes like Moderat’s tech-house festival smasher “Bad Kingdom” and Herbert’s highly-rated deep-house charmer “It’s Only” respectively.
No ifs, ands, or buts, German techno luminary Marcel Dettmann, 37, is a world-class DJ. As the reigning resident at Berlin’s infamous Berghain nightclub, he’s made a quality name for himself with a rugged, raw moon patrol-type sound that permeates all corners of your mind and body. One listen to his recent fabric 77 mix and you’ll catch our meaning. In a new feature-length article, XLR8R consults with the Berliner decknician to get his five keys to mixing success including such universal pearls of wisdom like “be yourself,” “have role models,” and, of course, the ever-essential “master beat-matching.”