Sad news for the city of Detroit and its die-hard music fans. The organizers for the original Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) have announced that it will not be returning in 2014 as planned. This morning, a statement from DEMF was issued in which fans were told that it would not be coming back this year.
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Miami Music Week is, of course, one of the most important weeks all year on the dance-music calendar, so if you’re heading east (or maybe that’s west, for our European friends), you’ll likely be scheduling out your plans far in advance. Allow us to be of some assistance to you with this handy guide to the best parties in Miami this March. Check out some Beatport Miami essentials here and keep coming back to this listing for more updates throughout the weeks to come.
Today, in our action-packed Tuesday edition, we’ve got Carl Craig launching a new club residency in Brooklyn, Disclosure kicking-off their ferocious Wild Life Tour in LA, Kaskade releasing new music while ranting about his recent label woes in 140 characters, and so much more. Let’s get to it.
Detroit’s got a lot of problems, to be sure, but according to second-wave techno icon Carl Craig, letting Google buy the city probably isn’t the best way to solve ‘em. “America is run by many corporations, but just imagine if it was just one,” Craig told Thump. “That would maybe make something that’s fantastic for the architecture, for the facade of the city, but in reality, and over time, it would almost be like if Satan himself came in and decided to take over Detroit. That would probably even be better, ha. At least we’d have parties.”
As you may already know, Mysteryland, which is said to be the world’s longest-running electronic music festival, will hit the US this spring, setting up shop for the first time in Bethel Woods, NY (the site of 1969′s Woodstock festival), from May 23-26. Over the last two decades, the Dutch brand has made it its mission to bring together underground up-and-comers with dance music’s more mainstream heavy-hitters for an event unlike any other—one that’s handily earned its now 21 years of existence.
Today, promoters ID&T announced the lineup for Mysteryland’s first-ever trip to the US, and it’s a stellar one. Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Fedde Le Grand, NERVO, Chase & Status, Booka Shade, Jesse Rose, Chris Liebing, Dillstradamus (that’s Dillon Francis and Flosstradamus), and about 240 more acts will perform over the course of these three days.
Well, at long last, there’s another video from Daft Punk’s highly acclaimed Random Access Memories album, and it comes in the form of the Julian Casablancas-guesting “Instant Crush.” Peep it, along with some amazing pics from the Ibiza of yore, and lots, lots more 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.