Skrillex may be wrapping up the last of his Takeovers tour in Barcelona right now, but that doesn’t mean his Nest HQ team isn’t working hard to bring you every minute of it as it happens. Case in point: They’ve just released the wrap-up video for the San Francisco leg of his tour, and it’s pretty awesome.
Made Event’s Electric Zoo is heading south for a weekend in May (the 3rd and 4th, to be exact) to Mexico City, and will host a ton of acts, including Skrillex, Above & Beyond, Hardwell, Knife Party, Dash Berlin, Martin Garrix, Dubfire, Claude Vonstroke, Dillon Francis, Alesso, Martin Solveig, Sasha, Lee Foss, and Aly & Fila.
One of our favorite dance-music festivals anywhere in the world has just released the second phase of its lineup for 2014. Detroit’s Movement Festival, which is already set to host an incredible stream of performers this May 24-26, will also see sets from Boys Noize, Claude VonStroke, Kevin Saunderson, Kode9, Ryan Hemsworth, and about 40 more names—of course, with more names to follow in the months to come.
Riding the wave that was their 2013, the Brothers Lawrence (you know them as Disclosure) have just announced that they’re primed to present a series of unique shows this coming year, and have so far confirmed dates for Berkeley, California, in April and Chicago, Illinois, in June.
West-coast house and techno mainstay and dirtybird labelhead Claude VonStroke (aka Barclay Crenshaw) dropped his impressive Urban Animal LP (his third full-length, for those counting) back in September. Now, the accomplished producer and DJ is set to start revealing what went on behind the scenes to create the sounds of his diverse, dancefloor-rooted album. In this first video, CVS pulls apart the main synth lines that lead Urban Animal‘s opening title cut, and explains the usefulness of flattening one’s VST synths to audio in Ableton.
It’s hard to deny that Claude VonStroke (aka Barclay Crenshaw) is anything other than a really nice guy—and when you check out this interview with him on the couch with his charming parents, you’ll know why. So, peep it, along with a ton more dance-music news, in this morning’s roundup.
Despite massive civil unrest in the war-torn nation of Syria, people there are still finding ways and means to head out to the dancefloor. Read up on what’s happening there, and check out a whole slew of news from the dance-music world in today’s roundup.
In the course of electronic music’s ascent to becoming a worldwide phenomenon, the genre of electro house has played no small role. Built around house music’s classic formula and enhanced with edgy sonics and powerful rhythms, electro house has dominated dancefloors for years now, with some of electronic music’s heaviest hitters (Justice, Tiesto, and Deadmau5, just to name a few) delivering many of the genre’s most memorable efforts. With this in mind, we’ve put together what we see as 20 of the most distinctive, important electro-house tracks to date, and present them to you, in no particular order, to relive, debate, hate, and—who knows—hopefully get turned on to something new.