Billboard has confirmed that DJ, producer, and singer Romanthony died earlier this month on May 7 at his home in Austin, Texas. The cause of his death has not be made public.
It’s maybe an odd combination of musical guests from which to glean career advice together, but hey, MK and Chuckie both hold some sway in their respective fields. The Guardian recently tapped the two for a few tips on what it takes to be a successful producer or DJ today.
According to FACT’s calculations, the average large-scale weekend festival will cost any given attendee £420 (about $640 USD). Are those fees pricing out the younger folks that are most likely to show up to such an event? Read on to see how FACT breaks it down.
There’s a lot of chatter lately about lazer cutters and 3D printers—heck, you can make a gun with them, for god’s sake! But there’s of course much safer fun to be had with new technology, and one such example is the awesome experiments being done by Amanda Ghassaei, who 3D-printed a record last year and who has now lazer-cut one of our wood.
Since video surfaced of Damian Lazarus unleashing our favorite Hot Natured track to date (or at least 2013′s best track to date), we’ve been combing the internet’s wasteland of misinformation searching for a release date, but, lo!—like a feral unicorn mystically appearing in an enchanted forest, it was delivered to the BP servers for our repeated preview listening.
From investment banking to underground taste-making, Tronic Records head honcho and club veteran Christian Smith has traveled the globe with unprecedented musical stamina. With a catalog of Beatport chart-toppers under his belt and a long-standing reputation for making cutting-edge music, his attempts to play past the pigeonhole of techno has made him a tough artist to box, but all the more fascinating, naturally.
Having recently reeled out the label’s 100th release and dropped his second full-length artist album, Omakase, there was never a better time for Beatport News to quiz the Swedish producer/DJ on his new record and numerous goings-on.
It certainly is not a stretch to describe Andreas Tilliander as an innovative producer. Operating under a number of different aliases across his long career, the Swedish artist penned some of the most seminal records in the rise of glitch-techno for labels such as Raster-Noton and Mille Plateaux. Tilliander has continued to push the envelope as a forward-thinking producer, most recently issuing icy, hardware-driven live techno under his TM404 alias. With TM404′s self-titled LP of techno lattices still giving us chills after dropping in April, we decided it was time to take a peek under the hood to see just what Tilliander utilizes to craft his unique brand of techno. Turns out it’s all the magic of the classic Roland TB-303.
There’s lots of Ultra-related news to get to today… First up, the festival has announced its dates for 2014, but also of note is that Swedish House Mafia, who famously handed in their wings at this year’s UMF, have got some surprises up their collective sleeves. Read on to see what they’ve got brewing.
Bloc Party’s “Truth” was once a straight-ahead indie-pop jam with an insistent guitar line and a pretty fun vocal melody. But now that Digitalism have got their hands on it, it’s naturally been given a bit of a facelift for the dancefloor.
It’s been seven years today since Burial released his debut self-titled full length album on Hyperdub. And while it wasn’t what you’d call an immediate hit, it set off one of the most pivotal reactions in the hardcore continuum—and of course has inspired hordes of half-baked imitators. But all the same, what Burial let loose with on May 15, 2006 has changed modern music for the better, and he’s done so in near secrecy.