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.
Well, MTV Europe got a bit of a fun surprise last night when Ron Burgundy paid a visit to Amsterdam—and took Daft Punk along with him on a tour of the city. Check out some video from the proceedings, along with plenty more from around the dance-music-blog world, in the roundup.
Is getting pulled off the decks a new badge of honor for DJs? Can Flo Rida’s Beamz gear get any goofier? And will Iceland’s queen of the weird and wonderful link up with SoCal’s dubstep prince?
First up, you better hurry on over to Reddit to check out Diplo’s AMA in a minnit. And when you’re done, feast your eyes on one helluva dance-off in Fatboy Slim and Riva Starr’s new video. Okay, go!
It’s a big day for top-notch team-ups. Not only have Tiga and Matthew Dear released a new partner track, but Skrillex and Diplo held it down onstage yesterday in San Diego as Jack U. Come on in and watch how it all went down.
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.
One person remains in critical condition after being shot at Circo Loco on Saturday night. Read more about it after the jump.
So, it’s time for another one of those big lists about who’s who in dance music, and who’s doing what on a music-industry level, and all that stuff. Yes, they seem to be produced on a pretty much weekly basis, but all the same, we’re as susceptible as the next guy when it comes to taking a peek. See who tops Do Androids Dance’s 20-most-influential list after the jump.
Krewella’s Yasmine Yousaf isn’t one to take too kindly to internet haters. She went on a bit of a rampage on the band’s Tumblr to defend artists everywhere against vitriolic legions. Hear what she’s got to say after the jump.