There’s a lot to be gleaned from the careers of highest successful individuals. Today, Lifehacker takes a look at Jay Z’s productivity tricks. Plus, DJ TechTools reviews Numark’s NS7 II, Point Blank hosts a chat with MK, and Braiden hits Berlin’s vinyl outlets.
We’re nearing that time of the year when every publication trots out its best-ofs and next-ups for 2013 and 2014 respectively. And no doubt, one name on a lot of those lists is gonna be WondaGurl, the young Torontonian who’s already killing it on the boards for Jay Z and Travis Scott. See what’s up, and check out a ton more dance-music news, in today’s roundup.
So, what to get for that special someone—someone who spends most days and nights out in a field covered in glitter paint or wearing shades in a cavernous club? We’ve got you sorted with a raver holiday gift guide courtesy of Vibe, and, of course, tons more news from the dance-music world.
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.
Hey, it’s Monday morning—so it’s probably a good time to take stock of the weekend and decide if you’re actually partying too hard. Cosmo (of all mags) has put together a little guide on making said determination (yes, it’s pretty tongue-in-cheek), so once you’ve sussed out your partying problem, keep on reading for a look at dance music’s best businessman-DJs and a whole lot more.
Pharrell Williams certainly has had one huge 2013. And he’s wrapping it up with one of the most inventive music videos we’ve seen in a minute—the 24-hour-long “Happy.” Check it, and a whole lot more, in today’s Morning Roundup.
Moby’s always seemed like a pretty cool and generous dude, so suffice it to say, we aren’t terribly surprised that he’s opening up his project files for you to mess with in Ableton Live and Pro Tools. Check it out, along with some video work from LA’s and Montreal’s dance scenes, plus a whole lot more, in today’s roundup.
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.
Your trusty morning link-dump has got it all today: From a great new clone of a Roland classic, to the most Republican of news sources praising Boards of Canada. Come on in and see what the fuss is all about.