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.
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.
Well, rumors are flying that Daft Punk will officially stream their new album, Random Access Memories, sometime today, but for now, we’ve got something pretty cool to help build up that anticipation—a video of the duo unwrapping the vinyl edition of the album and teasing yet another one of its tracks.
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.
It’s legit—Daft Punk, who have been doing tons of high-priority interviews of late, have spoken with Pete Tong on BBC Radio One, and you can hear the whole chat now.
Paul Williams isn’t a name that most new Daft Punk fans would know. However, had you been alive in the ’70s, and a watcher of either The Muppets or Love Boat, you’re probably well aware of this singer-songwriter-actor’s legacy. In any event, he plays an equally important role on the much-ballyhooed new album by Daft Punk, Random Access Memories, which is due out on May 21 on Columbia. And he talks about said role at length in this video below, so check it out, along with more interviews from DP’s Collaborators series.
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…
German producer SIS (aka Burak Sar) has maintained a rather laid-back release schedule for his own Cocolino label over the past couple years, but with his new LP, Confidance, he really comes out swinging. Flourishes of his Turkish heritage are reflected in Confidance‘s nine tech-house grooves, but it’s the snaking beats and rhythms that propel each track forward. Of course, SIS does his fair share of propelling dancefloors forward every weekend as well, so, on the occasion of his new album, we got him to turn us on to a few tracks he’s caning at clubs. Check them out.