Don’t let the name fool you—Fashion Week is hardly a seven-day-long affair. If you include menswear and womenswear, what’s commonly known as “Fashion Week” spans a little over two months. Held in over a dozen cities around the world (including London, Paris, New York, and Milan), Fashion Week is where designers and houses from all over the globe showcase their latest collection to critics, buyers, and the industry’s elite. Clothing aside, music, naturally, is crucial to a show’s success, and plenty of electronic music’s hottest names are enlisted to score these high-profile affairs. Check out some of our favorites from the most recent Fashion Week below.
Last year, the Beatport staff got together to compile the Top 10 Scariest Dance Tracks of All Time, and now, with a year’s perspective and some helpful suggestions from our readers, we return this Halloween with 10 more tracks primed to deliver the most harrowing chills with their dancefloor thrills. Read on to see all of our spooky picks—if you dare… [insert maniacal laugh here].
This past weekend, a slew of indie rock and dance music’s finest dropped anchor on a land mass in the middle of San Francisco Bay for the city’s annual Treasure Island Music Festival. Tastes at TIMF tend to hew toward guitars and drums, but there’s always a good helping of turntables, drum machines, and synths as well, as evidenced by this year’s inclusion of artists like ADULT., James Blake, DJ Falcon, Major Lazer, and more. As such, we’ve managed to pull together a nice collection of our favorite pics from the event.
We all know what the inside of a packed nightclub looks like—tons of people dancing, flashing lights all around, drinks everywhere, and a DJ presiding over the entire thing. But take all that away, and the inside of the nightclub can appear oddly ghostly. Now, a new collection of photos highlights the eerie emptiness that is left in the wake of abandoned nightclubs.
Thanks to the wonders of the internet, one’s quest for knowledge really has no limitations. Between the plethora of digitized articles, documentaries, and—on the technical side of things—instructional videos and guides around, there is no shortage of information accessible to those who seek to learn more about the ever-expanding world of electronic music. The lecture, however, makes for a unique form of information sharing as it not only provides the necessary facts and details, but also allows for attendees (and, eventually, viewers) to get a sense of the person behind these facets of knowledge. With that in mind, Beatport News has compiled what we believe are 10 amazing lectures on electronic music, gathering videos from modern innovators, dance music originators, technical wizards, and a few that simply capture a time and place in electronic music too perfectly to overlook. Below are our 10 picks guaranteed to teach every electronic music enthusiast and music maker something new.
Without fail, each summer yields another crop of young musical guns shooting for the stars. This particular festival season saw the rise of folks like Martin Garrix (who became the youngest solo producer to top the Beatport 100) to Play winners Candyland to the now hugely popular AlunaGeorge. So who else really showed their stripes this summer? Vibe, in their infinite wisdom, have assembled a solid list of 10 acts you need to keep your eyes on in the months to come.
Ottawa-based Nick Ghattas catches his fair share of festivals throughout the year—but not the way most of us do. This photographer and videographer instead finds himself perched in all manner of spots in order to get the perfect shot. Here he talks us through 10 of his recent favorites that he’s taken.
The term “house music legend” shouldn’t be thrown around lightly. But bestowing it upon Marshall Jefferson is pretty much a gimme. His 1986 classic “Move Your Body” bears the apt alternate title “The House Music Anthem,” and it truly is the Real McCoy when it comes to defining the original sound Chicago house—which he did via the equally peerless Trax label. Now, for the first time ever, Trax has released its catalog in high-rez lossless, and guess who’s got it? Yep—we do.
We love being able to bring dance music’s best new (and classic) tracks every day into the comfort of wherever it is that you keep your computer, but the real joy for us is still hearing these tracks in the live setting, when DJs whip up a serious journey of tunes each weekend at our favorite clubs around the world—because, as you know, big, bad, and beautiful soundsystems are near and dear to our hearts. Today, Rolling Stone unveiled what their panel of voters (which includes our own Executive Creative Director, Clark Warner) consider to be the 10 best clubs in the US, so naturally we were riveted to see how our favorites slotted into the list.
If you can’t be at the world’s biggest festivals, it’s nice to peep photos that make you feel like you’re there. And Doug Van Sant is one such photographer who indeed provides us with that visceral feeling of being front and center at some of dance music’s most celebrated events. Here the NY/DC-based Van Sant shows us some of his favorite pics he’s taken over the last few years, and gives us the lowdown on what they’re all about.