Wanna make your DJ set better? You can start by canning the Jesus pose. Wanna fire back at an Eminem diss? Enlist your buddy Snoop Dogg. Check it all out and more in today’s roundup.
In the current dance-music climate, it has become increasingly essential for DJs to learn the craft of production, not only in order to help spread their name but also to ensure that their sets can stand out amongst the fray with uniquely handmade cuts and specially crafted edits.
Sure, it’s totally normal—if you live in Berlin, that is—to drop in to a club at 7 in the morning, but that wouldn’t usually fly elsewhere in the world. However, some enterprising London promoters are primed to bring something different to the morning-rave routine. Come on in and see what it’s all about.
The Sun City Music Festival is set to take place August 31 and September 1 at Ascarate Park in El Paso, Texas, and we’re proud to announce Beatport’s involvement. Among the scores of already-awesome guests that the festival will host, we’re excited to co-present with SCMF the Beatport Stage, where we’ll bring you a lineup of tried-and-true dance music leaders and up-and-coming stars from the underground. So far, Brodinski, Cassy, Droog, Eats Everything, French Fries, Gesaffelstein, John Digweed, Michel De Hey, Popof, Sébastien Léger, Stefano Noferini, and Scuba are all scheduled to hit our stage, with more announcements to follow in the coming weeks.
There’s a fair bit to get to in today’s roundup, but first and foremost, what the eff is going on with DJs and producers getting attacked in robberies and/or robbery attempts these days? Chicago’s DJ Nate just became the latest musical crime victim that we know of—and somehow there exists some rather shocking video of the ordeal. Seriously—this crap has got to stop.
Man, there’s a lot packed in to today’s Morning Roundup. Niles Rodgers, as usual, is everywhere these days, and he’s got something to say to all those Daft Punk haters. Plus, is dubstep shot now that Skream’s turned his back on it? Come on in, have a read, and be the judge.
Guys, seriously, throwing stuff at Jeff Mills is not cool. Throwing stuff at anyone on stage is not cool—unless, say, it’s a hardcore show, and the band is spitting on you—but it’s especially not cool to throw stuff at one of Detroit techno’s true masters. I mean, c’mon!
What a morning for gear news! We’ve got updates from Nord, Pro Tools, Novation, and plenty more in the lead-up to Musikmesse, plus, your usual dose of music news of all sorts, so cruise on through!
Chicken Lips’ deep-house staple “He Not In” features a bassline that almost everyone recognizes, and is still a fixture in classic house sets 10 years after its original release. Now, Defected has enlisted Groove Armada, Noir, and Eats Everything to give it a remix, and there’s plenty of diversity on offer on this EP. Where Groove Armada’s Dub Reconstruction has a disco-house vibe, Eats Everything completely reworked the track, keeping the original’s unique funk but adding his signature Dirtybird sound. As a fan of the original track since 2002, Noir (aka René Kristensen) also offered his own personal edit, a version he has cut to fit his own live DJ sets, and it’s today’s Track of the Day.