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It’s all in the name—French duo Discodeine (aka Dirty edit kings Pilooski and Pentile) have been serving up luscious slices of disco-fied dance music for over six years now, with the Parisian pair delivering its impressive new full-length, Swimmer, late last month via Dirty/Pschent. To celebrate, we’ve tapped the pair for the latest edition of Weekend Weapons, asking them to show off a handful of their favorite club-ready tracks—a request the pair has returned with six smooth selections tailor-made for all those lovers on the dancefloor.
Mysteryland, the world’s longest-running electronic music festival, announced today that tickets will go on-sale this month for its US debut next year, which takes place over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, May 23 to 26, 2014. As reported earlier, the event will take place in Bethel Woods, New York, the exact same site as 1969’s historic Woodstock Festival.
Grammy-winning New York house legend Todd Terry is set to support fellow Grammy-winning disco legend Nile Rodgers and his band, Chic, when they tour Australia this month. Terry will share the stage with the famed disco crew for two historic shows—in Melbourne at Billboard and in Brisbane at Cloudland.
San Francisco DJ and producer J.Phlip has been on a roll ever since she convinced dirtybird to release her track “Rumble, Rumble” back in 2008. She just wrapped up a huge tour with label boss Claude VonStroke, but the party never stops for this former Midwesterner. Back in September we caught up with the artist known more formally as Jessica Philippe at TomorrowWorld, where she told us about how she got signed and how she chose the artistic path she’s currently carving out.
A new research project has attempted to break down what makes certain DJs so damn good. The findings have been detailed in a lengthy paper, with some surprising results about what—in scientific terms, that is—makes a world-class jock.
While Martin Garrix enjoys another trip to Beatport’s #1 spot with his Jay Hardway collab “Wizard,” it’s easy to forget that this time last year, the youngster was practically unknown. Clearly, with his chart-topping “Animals,” he’s had one crazy 2013, so we asked the Dutch-born Martijn Garritsen to highlight his 10 favorite tunes of the year in this special Weekend Weapons.
The German duo of Patrick Bodmer and Philipp Jung (together as M.A.N.D.Y.) have made quite a bankable name for themselves in global dance-music circles over the past decade. Alongside label co-founders Booka Shade, their 2005 electro-house hit single “Body Language” made a huge splash on their own Get Physical imprint—and years later, they continue to build on that success with their latest deep-house tunes like “Twisted Sister” and “Superstitious.” Speaking from the state-of-the-art studio in the basement of their Berlin offices, Bodmer rapped about his exclusive Beatport mix, the newly released “Superstitious” remixes, and what’s up next for M.A.N.D.Y. in the coming year.
Skrillex has unveiled plans to reignite his Takeover series of events, plotting a course that will see him set up shop in four international cities for days at a time throughout February.
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.