Stereosonic, the roving festival that makes its way through five Australian cities, is off and running, having hit Sydney and Perth this past weekend. As expected, the 60,000 fans in Sydney alone were not disappointed, with huge sets from the likes of David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Empire of the Sun, and more.
“The Txter,” “The Cry-baby,” “The Jesus,” “The Orgasmatron”… there’s a whole host of poses that DJs can tend to strike when they’re up there behind the decks. Recently, long-running dance music publication Mixmag decided to interpret a number of them in cartoon form, tackling well-known poses from globetrotting jocks like Skrillex, David Guetta, Dixon, Maya Jane Coles, and Seth Troxler (in his “birthday suit,” of course, seen up top). You can check out a couple more of Mixmag’s illustrations below and check out the website’s full gallery here.
Fortunately it seems like everyone was fine, but if you’re wondering why David Guetta was late to his Creamfields gig on the weekend, it’s because his plane caught fire on the runway prior to take-off. That’s just one of many big stories in today’s Morning Roundup, so come on in and see what else is cooking.
Happy Friday! Today, we take a look at some of dance music’s raddest screen visuals, via interviews with the VJs for Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii, and others. Plus, we’ve got your usual dose of music news and a whole lot more, so step right up.
In most cases, we try to veer away from political stuff, but man, this is one story we can’t avoid. Tricky, it turns out, has got some extremely harsh words for Barack Obama. See just what after the jump.
In an age where the one-man brand rules entertainment, Martin Solveig has proven a quirky icon by anyone’s standards. Far from a European house dinosaur, this Paris-born producer, DJ, and singer’s constant evolution and radio-primed sound have cemented his place among the most esteemed of dance-music performers. A festival favorite whose studio antics have been matched with eccentric videos and stunning live escapades, Solveig has spent the majority of 2013 refining the esthetic that first sent him soaring. He hit it big with bonafide club anthems “C’est La Vie” and “Hello,” more recently adding “Hey Now” to his arsenal of club offerings, and asserting that for all his years on the beat, relevance is yet to be a problem. Now set to take Pacha Ibiza for his own summer residency, Martin Solveig and Friends, the man lesser known as Martin Laurent Picandet sat down with us to wax lyrical on his extensive career and why keeping fans interested remains his top priority.
TomorrowWorld—the US offshoot of Europe’s massive Tomorrowland festival—will touch down in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia (just outside of Atlanta) this September, and after teasing bits of its lineup for months, the festival has at last unveiled the complete list of 300 performers set to take to the stage for the three-day event.
With Detroit’s Movement Festival set to take over the big Memorial Day Weekend, there’s obviously plenty of buzz in the air. We’ve got a lot of it after the jump, but even more immediately, Boards of Canada are about to premiere some new music. Get ready and tune in!
Dance music—it’s getting pretty big these days, in case you hadn’t heard. On the weekend, David Guetta took home the first-ever Best EDM Artist trophy at the Billboard Music Awards—with nary a quizzical look in sight. Guetta fan or not, let us take a moment to celebrate that it’s come this far.
According to FACT’s calculations, the average large-scale weekend festival will cost any given attendee £420 (about $640 USD). Are those fees pricing out the younger folks that are most likely to show up to such an event? Read on to see how FACT breaks it down.