Ricardo Villalobos is a legend behind the decks—but did you know that he’s also got a bit of a percussionist past? Check out some awesome old footage of him performing from 1993, along with news from Loco Dice, Musikmesse, and much more in today’s roundup.
The halcyon days of late-’90s/early ’00s electro-clash have long come and gone, but its style lives on—and you hardly need to venture further than your local mainstream dance music festival to see its dayglo vibes everywhere. So what did you miss? Find out, and read about Maya Jane Coles’ new mix, in today’s roundup.
Friday news roundup is almost always filled with fun, and Skrillex’s upcoming AMA later today promises that and much more. But that’s not all—so come on in, dive back into the annals of gear history with a deep look at the Roland TR-808, and peep some other tour and festival news as well.
Yep, it’s 2014 and the internet is still going gaga for lists, but hey, there’s still a fair bit of value in those hyper-simplified clickables—especially when it comes to rounding up great tunes. Catch a few floating around the net, plus much more, in today’s roundup.
Skrillex is a polarizing force, to be sure, but is he still really “the most hated man in dubstep”? His former critics are beginning to sing the man’s praises, and for good reason—so maybe it’s time you reconsidered your stance?
We’re not gonna say it again—the molly-fashion thing needs to die. Don’t know what we’re talking about? Come on in and see what hell the drug hath wrought on the youth of today (fashion-wise), plus, check out a new track from the Eno/Hyde collab, peep Kelis’ new cooking program, and stream Max Cooper’s new album in full.
Uh-oh. Sydney’s Secret Garden Festival dealt with a bit of bad luck over the weekend, but fortunately no one was hurt. Elsewhere, London’s biggest club opened on Saturday night to much fanfare, and San Francisco’s Tycho has a new album on the way, which you can preview right now.
Friday always seems to deliver a couple new videos, at the very least, and we’ve got them from Armin van Buuren and Danny Daze. But we’ve also got a rad new Ryan Hemsworth t-shirt, a guide to Miami, and a cheatsheet on what other materials one might use to make a record. Check it.
That’s right—we still f**king love records. So we’re particularly psyched for what James Murphy has got in store for RSD. Check it out, along with lots of festival news and more, in today’s roundup.
Pete Tong is one of dance music’s longest-standing figures, so it’s no surprise that his Evolution program on I Heart Radio is such a success in this brave new digital world. Now you can add to that show a special video interview series, which Tong just launched with Thump. See episode one right now, plus, win tickets to see the new Swedish House Mafia documentary and check out the best compact speakers on the market. Ready?