It’s not just Richie Hawtin hitting college campuses around the US to teach the kids a thing or two about dance music. It’s just been announced that Diplo, along with Paper Diamond, Sage the Gemini, and Robert Delong are about to embark on a college tour of a different sort—one that brings students together with the start-up community and the dance-music business.
Diplo’s Mad Decent Block Party will take to the high seas this November, according to Billboard. The inaugural Mad Decent Boat Party will set sail from Miami on November 12 of this year, offering 2600 fans the chance to spend four nights touring the Caribbean. A plethora of artists including Diplo, DJ Snake, Dillon Francis, Major Lazer, Wolfgang Gartner, Paper Diamond, and Big Gigantic have already been announced, but smaller acts will be present, too.
If you’ve got a track worth hearing, Diplo may just want to play it on his BBC show, so come on in to check out the details, along with lineup updates from some of the summer’s biggest festivals and lots more.
Friday’s full of fun with news from all around the world of dance music. Jack U will hit UMF (alongside plenty more newly announced artists), Burial’s got a message (and a selfie) for you, and Chromeo and Toro Y Moi come alive. So step on up and see what’s happening.
Tons of fun news to get to today: We’ve got everything from a Transatlantic trip for Mad Decent, to a SHM doc premiere, to James Blake collabing with one of the year’s most talked-about rappers. Time to get on it!
Annnnnnnd… we’re back. Yes, like everyone else, the music industry takes a day or two off over the holidays, but your favorite DJs and producers just don’t stop. Today we’ve got year-end wrap-up mixes from Laidback Luke and Diplo, who to watch out for in 2014, and a few surprises from Skrillex and Co. Happy new year!
Wow. That headline’s a mouthful, with so much going on in the dance-music world today, so stop on in to for some big announcements, videos, and new music in this morning’s link dump.
There’s a lot to be gleaned from the careers of highest successful individuals. Today, Lifehacker takes a look at Jay Z’s productivity tricks. Plus, DJ TechTools reviews Numark’s NS7 II, Point Blank hosts a chat with MK, and Braiden hits Berlin’s vinyl outlets.
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.