The halcyon days of late-’90s/early ’00s electro-clash have long come and gone, but its style lives on—and you hardly need to venture further than your local mainstream dance music festival to see its dayglo vibes everywhere. So what did you miss? Find out, and read about Maya Jane Coles’ new mix, in today’s roundup.
Playa Del Carmen, Mexico’s BPM Festival always brings with it tons of surprises. And one such unexpected event earlier this year in January found techno god Richie Hawtin posting up at a taco stand (after playing two ENTER. gigs earlier that day) for a party that went well into the night. That’s right—not content to just perform at his ENTER.BPM day and night events at Fusion and the Blue Parrot, respectively, Hawtin and pal Dubfire set up inside of El Fogon taqueria to bring techno and tacos to the BPM massive.
The legendary British producer and DJ John Digweed has amassed a fair number of Transitions radio shows over the years, and for his 500th episode, he’s pulling out all the stops. Digweed will send this particular program out over the airwaves during his annual Sunset Cruise in Miami starting at 4 p.m. EDT on Thursday, March 27, and for the first time ever, he’s broadcasting these four hours of music live.
Friday news roundup is almost always filled with fun, and Skrillex’s upcoming AMA later today promises that and much more. But that’s not all—so come on in, dive back into the annals of gear history with a deep look at the Roland TR-808, and peep some other tour and festival news as well.
Ever since being discovered by Dennis Ferrer when they were in high school, New York house duo the Martinez Brothers have been on fire. So naturally, their spring/summer tour schedules are unrelenting, as they bring the party from dusk til way beyond dawn pretty much every weekend between Miami Music Week and Ibiza’s fall closing. To get it all started for 2014, they’ve just announced the first slew of gigs for the spring, and they kick off in Chicago next week, carrying on over for four Miami events, hitting both Coachella weekends, and Detroit’s Movement Festival… surely with more on the way.
Yep, it’s 2014 and the internet is still going gaga for lists, but hey, there’s still a fair bit of value in those hyper-simplified clickables—especially when it comes to rounding up great tunes. Catch a few floating around the net, plus much more, in today’s roundup.
As you may already know, Mysteryland, which is said to be the world’s longest-running electronic music festival, will hit the US this spring, setting up shop for the first time in Bethel Woods, NY (the site of 1969′s Woodstock festival), from May 23-26. Over the last two decades, the Dutch brand has made it its mission to bring together underground up-and-comers with dance music’s more mainstream heavy-hitters for an event unlike any other—one that’s handily earned its now 21 years of existence.
Today, promoters ID&T announced the lineup for Mysteryland’s first-ever trip to the US, and it’s a stellar one. Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Fedde Le Grand, NERVO, Chase & Status, Booka Shade, Jesse Rose, Chris Liebing, Dillstradamus (that’s Dillon Francis and Flosstradamus), and about 240 more acts will perform over the course of these three days.
Skrillex is a polarizing force, to be sure, but is he still really “the most hated man in dubstep”? His former critics are beginning to sing the man’s praises, and for good reason—so maybe it’s time you reconsidered your stance?