This week, IMS Engage held its second annual industry conference at the W Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA. During the day’s program, Pete Tong hosted a provocative In Conversation session alongside iconoclasts from film and music including Guy Gerber, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Moby, David Lynch, Hans Zimmer, Junkie XL, and Giorgio Moroder.
Welcome to our fabulous Friday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Todd Terry, Tycho, and Coachella 2014: Weekend 2 kicking off the weekend. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Sad news for the city of Detroit and its die-hard music fans. The organizers for the original Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) have announced that it will not be returning in 2014 as planned. This morning, a statement from DEMF was issued in which fans were told that it would not be coming back this year.
Despite the claims of many that the art of the album sleeve is lost within the digital world, there are still a number of brilliant artists working to translate the themes of our favorite music into things of visual beauty. Like Peter Saville and Vaughan Oliver before them, today’s cover artists use all manner of techniques to make our favorite tracks pop—particularly if you find them on the shelves of your local record shop. In that spirit, FACT has gone and plucked a handful of the most prolific and thought-provoking visual artists working today in the medium of album art for a series of interviews.
Welcome to our thumpin’ Thursday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, as fans trek back out to the desert for Coachella’s blockbuster second weekend, we’ve got Q-Tip playing at the Low End Theory in LA, Seven Lions dropping a new EP, and KiNK in-the-mix for Resident Advisor. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Friday, Saturday, or Sunday: Which day’s lineup is best? You be the judge. Outside Lands 2014 has just released its daily lineups for the seventh annual music festival that’s taking place in San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park on August 8-10. Top electronic acts including Disclosure, Tiësto, Cut Copy, Chromeo, and Flume will join main-stage contenders like Kanye West, The Flaming Lips, and Tegan & Sara, among many others on the stacked bill. The complete lineup for this year’s event is listed here and single-day tickets for Outside Lands 2014 will go on-sale today at 10 am PDT.
Beatport News sent correspondent Jacob Schulman to Indio for Coachella 2014′s first weekend. Here’s his report from the California desert.
Max Cooper is an electronic music experimenter par excellence, who puts his science-academic background to good use when he’s making art. Recently he began experimenting with 4D sound (all three spacial dimensions, plus being able to move sound through space in time) with Amsterdam-based designers Paul Oomen, Salvador Breed, Luc Van Weelden, and Poul Holleman, and now has a super-cool recording that is gonna sound pretty amazing even in your own headphone environment.
As you may recall last year, Bridges for Music, the cross-cultural project that brought some of the world’s biggest DJs to the townships of South Africa, had a hugely successful run. Richie Hawtin, Skrillex, 12th Planet, Alvin Risk, and Luciano all made stops through Cape Town and Johannesburg to engage with the outer townships’ youth in a series of DJ workshops and concerts. Now, the organization is about to unveil a documentary, directed by Eldon Van Aswegen, entitled Many Stories, One Journey.
Norwegian disco and house are having a huge resurgence lately, buoyed not only by the recent release of Todd Terje’s It’s Album Time LP, but also by his pal Prins Thomas’ 10th anniversary of his scene-defining Full Pupp label. Thomas is set to release 10 Years of Full Pupp, a two-disc mix of 32 tracks that will land on the label on May 26.