With a title like “Preschool Tea Party Massacre,” we were expecting something a little more death-metal-sounding, but, as one should never judge a book by its cover, we were pleasantly surprised when, from the deepest darkest recesses of the four-to-the-floor world, Pleasure Victim brought us a heavy-hitting, opening-hour house tune for today’s Track of the Day. As just the second release from the El Paso-based duo of Le Disxco and Roberto Apodaca, “Preschool Tea Party Massacre” sets the bar high for these early up-and-comers.
To honor one of the city’s most inspiring citizens, the Mayor of Asheville, North Carolina, has declared today, May 23, Bob Moog Day. Moog, a pioneer in the world of analog synthesis, lived in Asheville for many years prior to his death in 2005, and his Moog Music company is still based there.
On Monday, we hipped you to the first part of our 40 Essential Detroit Techno and House Tracks feature. Well, today we’ve got Part 2 ready for you, and it’s just as packed full of goodness. Classics from Inner City, Plus 8, Underground Resistance, and more mix with more recent joints from Kyle Hall, Andres, and Omar S. Download all the tunes in these two separate charts, and see you next week at Movement.
Looking for new sound sources for your next dubstep jam? Why not try a science experiment or two. Over on the Periodic Videos YouTube channel, you’ll find one helluva cool clip that featuring Dave from Boyinaband.com creating samples from a series of chemistry processes—and they’re all stitched together into one killer low-end sketch-track.
Well, Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories is out now, as of yesterday, but what you won’t see on any North American version of the release is the track “Horizon,” which landed solely on the Japanese edition. Of course, what kind of music publication would we be if we didn’t let you hear it anyway?
Dance music—it’s getting pretty big these days, in case you hadn’t heard. On the weekend, David Guetta took home the first-ever Best EDM Artist trophy at the Billboard Music Awards—with nary a quizzical look in sight. Guetta fan or not, let us take a moment to celebrate that it’s come this far.
Back in 2011, Ellen Allien released Werkschau, which was a collection of 17 unreleased tracks by artists associated with her BPitch Control label. The only track on the expansive release that donned the name of our fair lady was “The Kiss.” With a simple, yet catchy melody created with an organ reminiscent of C+C Music Factory, “The Kiss,” in its original fashion, was a smart nod to early-’90s house without sounding like a direct influence. Recently, the track has been recycled in the form of BPitch’s latest release, The Kiss/Need Remixes EP. Though the German duo Snuff Crew provide a stellar Chicago-style house edit of the track, Jesse Perez’s remix is the highlight on the EP.
London’s much-buzzed-about Field Day Festival is set to bring together a wide array of leftfield indie outfits and forward-thinking electronic acts for one extremely packed day of music later this month. Of the festival’s many noteworthy aural offerings, we’ve picked out the five top electronic artists primed to deliver big sets at Victoria Park for this year’s Field Day. Check out our selections below.
In case you’ve been living under the dance-music equivalent of a rock these days, Daft Punk’s new album is out today. FINALLY. Of course, if you’ve been paying attention, you probably knew that the punks threw a bit of a release party in tiny Wee Waa, Australia. Click on through to track one magazine’s pilgrimage to the event.
A few days ago, Brooklyn-based electronic musician and DIY synthmaker Brendan Byrne was surprised to find his store on the online marketplace Etsy was shut down because the site claimed he could not have handmade his instruments on his own—a requirement for those wishing to sell products through the site. After first taking this is a compliment, Byrne went through the process of proving to Etsy that his synths were in fact handmade, but they have yet to reactivate his store. Is he just that good?