Sven Vath’s Cocoon parties have long been a fixture on the Ibiza summer schedule. Now, 14 years after the event’s inauguration on the White Isle, Vath has announced this season’s lineup for its Monday-night residency at Amnesia and it involves some huge names.
On Friday, February 22, Beatport Live presents UK techno talent Perc. Having gained early recognition for his hit “Up” on Kompakt, Perc went on to catch the ears of Richie Hawtin, Luciano, Chris Liebing, Slam, John Digweed, Green Velvet, Erol Alkan, Steve Lawler, and many more. That critical and peer acclaim led to him being signed to bona fide techno powerhouses like Ovum, Drumcode, and CLR. As well, his own label, Perc Trax, has become a force in itself.
There’s never a dull moment on Twitter when it comes to DJs. Whether they’re cracking wise, beefing like DJ Sneak and Deadmau5, or getting caught unawares on DJsComplaining, the jetsetting DJ life has forever been transformed—and unfurled for all to see—on everyone’s favorite 140-character thought farm. So, in that spirit, here are 10 DJ Twitter accounts you should be following right now.
A couple of weeks back, Frankfurt-based DJ/producer and CLR Records head Chris Liebing stopped through San Francisco for a show at Vessel, but before he did, he offered up some insight into his live performance setup for DJ TechTools. In the video below, Liebing walks us through his complex rig, which features two laptops running Ableton Live, Traktor, and Maschine, two Allen and Heath K2 controllers, and plenty more choice gear and software.