Stereosonic, the roving festival that makes its way through five Australian cities, is off and running, having hit Sydney and Perth this past weekend. As expected, the 60,000 fans in Sydney alone were not disappointed, with huge sets from the likes of David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Empire of the Sun, and more.
“The Txter,” “The Cry-baby,” “The Jesus,” “The Orgasmatron”… there’s a whole host of poses that DJs can tend to strike when they’re up there behind the decks. Recently, long-running dance music publication Mixmag decided to interpret a number of them in cartoon form, tackling well-known poses from globetrotting jocks like Skrillex, David Guetta, Dixon, Maya Jane Coles, and Seth Troxler (in his “birthday suit,” of course, seen up top). You can check out a couple more of Mixmag’s illustrations below and check out the website’s full gallery here.
Everyone loves a good Bieber scandal these days—and yes, we’ve got another one for ya. The latest allegations against the crazy young Canuck? That he “Will.i.am’d” Eric Prydz. Oh, there’s also a new tweet-heavy video from Krewella and Headhunterz, and a shorty documentary on Chuckie, so come on in and see what else is brewing.
Looks like Ellisa Freeman has raised the bar for young people getting into dance music—the 13-year-old just started her own club night near Houston. Check it out and much more in the morning link dump.
Whoa, Nelly! Fans of the decade-long drama surrounding the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, get ready! What was once DEMF (then Fuse-In, then Movement) is now DEMF again—but Movement is sticking around (of course!) and a new festival has cropped up as well. More news from the D and all around the dance-music world is waiting for you… come on in.
Well, Azari & III are done, so says a Facebook post from one of its principal members. Read on to see what they have to say about the split, and do you have any idea which hit track Martin Garrix ghost-produced for Spinnin before he got officially signed to the label?
If you’re still searching for that special someone, and you can’t seem to just meet them at a club or festival, there’s hope for you yet: EDM-Date.com. Come on in to see what it’s all about.
In this latest installment of We Know The Feeling, our ongoing series in which we profile Beatport’s own creative crop of gifted individuals, we spoke with San Francisco-based web developer Sagar Vashishta. Moonlighting under his Invalyd moniker, Vashishta, 26, has been banging out trance bolts for labels like his own New Verona and Frost Recordings, on which he just released “Never Coming Down” featuring chanteuse Polina. (Actually, she also has a new single, “Legacy,” alongside rapper Eminem.) And he counts world-class DJs like Armin van Buren, W&W, and Markus Schultz as fans of his recent output.
Daft Punk: most covered artists of the year? Probably. Today we present to you a clip of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs Choir giving the duo’s “Get Lucky” a shot. And in other news… Oh, Paris Hilton.
The dance- and world-music communities are mourning the loss of one of its own with the recent passing of DJ/producer Cheb i Sabbah, who died on November 6 after a battle with stomach cancer.