Classic dub, slick techno and house, and an R&B queen’s return to the fray all make the cut in today’s On Rotation segment, which compiles our expert team of merchandisers’ and editors’ favorite picks of the week.
Today, we’ve got dance-music news from the far corners of the world. Depeche Mode won’t be playing the Ukraine just yet, Tomorrowland drops some hints about its next South American endeavor, MikeQ gives us the lowdown on Jersey’s other style of club music, and James Murphy gives the New York subway system a Brian Eno-style makeover.
Sensation is one of the world’s most popular dance-music gatherings—a highly stylized event that finds each of its attendees dressed all in white and lit with the same amount of attention as the stage environment itself. Having extended itself to all corners of the world over the past 14 years, Sensation really has become a global phenomenon.
Is it ever guy or girl’s dream to be a dancer at one of Ibiza’s megaclubs? Probably not, to be honest, but surely there is a handful of folks out there for whom spending the summer atop the speakers, potentially covered in foam or some other sticky substance, sounds awesome. For them, we present a primer on what you need to do to prepare yourself for a season as a dancer at Pacha. For the rest of you, we’ve got news from Tiga and Matthew Dear, videos from Sun Glitters and Werkha, and a handy playlist-sharing tutorial from DJ TechTools. Come on in.
It’s been a busy week already for those planning their spring and summer festival moves. Tomorrowland sold out in an hour, MUTEK is pairing up with Elektra, and Eastern Electrics and Unsound are both set to return. But even more cool than that? An underwater turntable experiment you’ve just gotta see. Check it out, and a whole lot more, in today’s roundup.
Electric Zoo, Electric Daisy Carnival… it’s hard to keep up with all this electricity. Still, you’ve got to, because, regardless of their names, dance-music festivals are our lifeblood—right? Enter the lineup for this year’s Electric Forest Festival, which takes place in Rothbury, Michigan, from June 26 to 29.
It’s almost time to get cozy with your cutie, but first, get cozy with your computer as we tip you to a fine selection of items in today’s roundup, including new clips from Machinedrum and Invalyd, a Chris Lake DJ-recommendation list, a documentary on sampling, and much more.