South London Ordnance is best known for delivering his own signature brand of upfront techno business behind the decks. All killer, no filler. Now, as luck would have it, you can hear him for yourself straight from week eight at Richie Hawtin’s summer-long ENTER.Ibiza residency at Space. Last week Thursday, August 21st, the UK-based DJ producer manhandled the Terrace stage with a tight two-hour mix alongside night headliners Dubfire, Maceo Plex, Claude vonStroke, and more.
Claude vonStroke. Dixon. And Richie Hawtin. All on the same bill. Even for ENTER.Ibiza, week nine at Space promises to be an embarrassment of musical riches. On Thursday, August 28th, the Minus man will be joined by Berlin-based Innervisions boss Dixon on the Terrace all night long. Elsewhere that night, Dirtybird honcho Claude vonStroke brings the tech bootie grooves to the Sake bar, as well as special guests Paco Osuna, Jon Gaiser, and resident Bella Sarris throughout the night.
Welcome to our tight Thursday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Soundcloud moving to an advertising-based model, Mixcloud offering pro and premium subscription upgrades, and Thump’s essential dance picks for LA’s FYF Fest. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Sunbathing honeys. Booties grooving. Poolside beats under the sweltering Palm Springs sun. We sent Beatport News correspondent Airee Kim in the heart of the stark Cailfornia desert to sidle up to the Splash House festival with a neon green floatie on and a cool, coconut drink in her hand.
We’ve reached the halfway point in the ENTER.Ibiza 14-week summer season at Space and the hits just keep on coming: strength to strength. For week eight, tomorrow, August 21st, Richie Hawtin will be joined by German techno icon Sven Väth in the main room for a memorable performance. Elsewhere that night, Iranian powerhouse Dubfire, Maceo Plex, Claude VonStroke, South London Ordnance, and Bella Sarris, are just some of the special guests gracing the decks.
The competition has been fierce. The remixes of Cajmere’s “Brighter Days” have been stellar. Now, through much deliberation, we’ve reached the exciting third phase in the Corona SunSets: Sound of the Beach contest. Our trusted panel of experts—Claude vonStroke, Annie Mac, and Cajmere—have just hand-picked the final six contestants that will be flown to Ibiza where they will compete for the chance to win the DJ career of their dreams as well as an ultimate grand prize pack totaling over $40K.
Dirtybird Records founder and label boss Claude vonStroke, 43, knows what moves Detroit. He should. He spent his formative years roaming the Motor City’s mean streets after moving there from his childhood home of Cleveland, Ohio. Fast forward to 2006, his landmark single “Who’s Afraid Of Detroit?” was the best expression of that sound so far, capturing the deep, dark, sweaty vibe of Motown’s industrial, after-hours warehouse scene. A few months back, the LA-based DJ producer known to his close friends and family simply as Barclay Crenshaw closed out the Beatport stage on Saturday night at Movement 2014. As you’d expect from CVS, it was his usual signature mix of dance music including ghetto-tech, booty bass, and jackin’ house hits.
Picking your numero uno favorite DJ is always a tough proposition. Just ask Dirtybird boss Claude vonStroke, FaltyDL, Slackk, and others. In its ongoing editorial series called My Favorite DJ, Resident Advisor asked each one of these electronic luminaries a very simple question: Who is your favorite DJ? Easy enough, right? Not so much. As you’ll soon discover, their answers widely range from legendary Detroit names like Jeff Mills and Eddie Fowlkes to up-and-coming talents, local scene stalwarts and beyond.
SF-based Dirtybird OG crew member Worthy is quite a cool, chill customer. Growing up in Washington DC area, the 36-year-old electronic DJ producer (born Sean Williams) got inspired from an early age from the nascent East Coast rave scene mixed with local ’80s-’90s hardcore punk bands of the day like Bad Brains, Minor Threat (later Fugazi), Dischord Records’ heavyweights Nation of Ulysses, and many more. Later, he moved to New York where he started playing records across a myriad of dance genres; from techno and breaks to hip-hop and drum & bass. Whatever was fresh and exciting sound-wise. Then, in 2001, he flew out west to San Francisco where he linked up with Claude vonStroke and Justin and Christian Martin, becoming one of the original four founding members of the Dirtybird collective. Impressive. Recently, Beatport News editor Jason Black sat down with him over an IPA or two at the roguish Toronado dive bar located in the infamous Lower Haight district to chat about being an original founding member of the Dirtybird crew, the recent release of his debut Disbehave, the formation of his artist-driven Anabatic label, and growing up in DC with a diverse musical fervor for LTJ Bukem, Stacey Pullen, and Ian MacKaye.
Movement 2014 just released its total attendance for 2014 and it was another banner year for the Detroit electronic music festival. The ninth annual edition that took place over the Memorial Day weekend (May 24-26) inside downtown’s Hart Plaza attracted over 107,000 revelers from all over the world. Movement 2014 presented over 130 acts, including notable performances from Richie Hawtin, Underground Resistance, Claude VonStroke, Tiga, Just Blaze, and Marco Carola, among many others.