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.”
Welcome to our manic Monday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Zedd and DJ Snake capturing VMAs in LA last night, Lee Burridge expounding on his love of Burning Man, and lots more on The Playa. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Welcome to our Friday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Master At Work dropping a new 40-track anthology on Defected, Richie Hawtin being honored for his lifetime achievements in music, and Booka Shade delivering their memorable track selection. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
This short video proves once and for all that dance music does have a big heart. The headlining dance trio of Richie Hawtin, Skrillex, and Dubfire are the latest big names to help raise awareness for the neurodegenerative disease ALS by taking the plunge in Ibiza at Amnesia. Oh, and LA socialite-turned-DJ Paris Hilton makes a cameo to boot: “That was fuckin’ dope.”
UK-based underground dance hero Daniel Avery is headed to the States over the weekend for a string of live dates. The Phantasy Sound artist and fabric resident will begin his mini-tour at Chicago’s Smart Bar, spinning alongside Harry + JPEG on Friday, August 22nd. He’ll then make his way to the Pacific Northwest for his Seattle debut, playing an event put on by Decibel at Re-bar on Saturday, August 23rd. Avery will wrap up his mini-tour with an appearance at LA’s indie-dance extravaganza FYF Fest 2014 on Sunday, August 24th, joined by Phantasy label mate Conan Mockasin, as well as Four Tet, and Jamie xx. Since he’s headed Stateside to our shores, we were curious about what to expect from his live sets. So we thought it was the perfect opportunity to get his top six techno stunners of the moment. Here’s his list.
Who’s sold the most records on Beatport since its inception a decade ago? And what’s Beatport’s best-selling genre? Would you believe it’s deep house? It’s true.
Welcome to our tight Thursday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Soundcloud moving to an advertising-based model, Mixcloud offering pro and premium subscription upgrades, and Thump’s essential dance picks for LA’s FYF Fest. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Everything about the inaugural Digital Analog Technology (DAT) Conference that took place over the weekend of August 1st-3rd felt like the polar opposite of what the modern day “EDM” festivals seemingly strives for. Missoula, Montana has to be one of the most relaxed, cozy towns in the States, which made the setting laidback and friendly. The line-up was sprinkled with international headliners alongside the rest of the cast predominantly coming from the West to Pacific Northwest.