Happy Friday! First up, Rolling Stone’s Italian edition takes a bit of a dig at fans of dance music (not really sure why, but hey!). Then we’ve got some news from the Daft Punk camp, a rundown of Richie Hawtin’s Plastikman show at the Guggenheim (from Elle Magazine!), and word that Destructo is planning an all-gal festival. Dig in!
There’s a slew of fun gags and bits in today’s Morning Roundup, so why spend another moment reading this intro. Jump on in and see what’s up.
Nu-skool LA bass, classic EBM, modern techno and house, and lots more show up in today’s On Rotation segment, which compiles our expert team of merchandisers’ and editors’ favorite picks of the week.
Is getting pulled off the decks a new badge of honor for DJs? Can Flo Rida’s Beamz gear get any goofier? And will Iceland’s queen of the weird and wonderful link up with SoCal’s dubstep prince?
DJMonitor is a company that tracks the plays of DJs’ sets at a given event by “using advanced audio fingerprinting software and an extensive online music database,” they say. So what have they determined topped the charts at this year’s ADE?
Halloween yielded lots of goodies for us folks around the Beatport office, one of which was this performance from Krewella on Good Morning America. Check it out, along with tons more news from around the music world.
Last year, the Beatport staff got together to compile the Top 10 Scariest Dance Tracks of All Time, and now, with a year’s perspective and some helpful suggestions from our readers, we return this Halloween with 10 more tracks primed to deliver the most harrowing chills with their dancefloor thrills. Read on to see all of our spooky picks—if you dare… [insert maniacal laugh here].
Oof—today’s roundup is just full of jokey stuff. From a Hello Kitty DJ set to Mat Zo’s “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” riff/rip to a “can’t tell if this is real or not” noise-canceling device, there’s plenty to ponder, so dig on in.
DJ Mag’s list of the world’s Top 100 DJs landed earlier this week, with Dutchman Hardwell grabbing the top spot. Like always, the results of the poll were met with loads of dissent, but DJ Mag is not about to take this all lying down, and so have published a list of the 10 Things You Should Know About Top 100 DJs Poll in response to the usual stream of internet vitriol.