Welcome to our latest August edition of On Rotation, our weekly staff recommendations in house, techno, drum & bass, indie dance, electronica, and more. Lock on these must-catch summer selections.
Welcome to our round-up overload Thursday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’re spotlighting the ten best sets from the first weekend of Tomorrowland 2014, Fact pulling together the best free sets on the Net this week, and Boiler Boom delivering three solid hours with UK grime’s biggest stars. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Tickets purchased. Hotels booked. Bags already packed. With Detroit’s historic Movement Electronic Music Festival just over a week away, the countdown can truly begin. Now, our collective attention turns toward the lineup. This year’s truly massive performance roster boasts over 150 acts including notable standouts such as Underground Resistance, Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Green Velvet, Stacey Pullen, Kenny Larkin, Kevin Saunderson, Seth Troxler, and Jeff Mills, among many, many others.
So much music. So little time. The 2014 edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival returns this weekend to the California desert community of Indio—and what an impressive slate of musical talent it is. Really, the only burning question is, how are you going to catch everything that’s worth seeing? Well, as luck would have it, we’ve got you covered. We’ve culled the massive three-day, six-stage roster, debated the finer points, and come up with our essential picks for this year’s premier music festival. Read on and rejoice!
Hot Since 82′s Daley Padley has been on a total tear lately thanks to the recent chart-topping success of his remixes like Green Velvet’s “Bigger Than Prince” and Rudimental’s “Right Here” taken from his album Little Black Book. Gracing the April 2014 cover of Mixmag, the Yorkshire-based hot house hand hits the trail for a hike in the English countryside while chatting about werewolves on the moor, being a hero of the Beatport generation, his “Peter Pan” nickname, hitting Ibiza with his rave entourage, his new label, and so much more.
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.
Even in notoriously “weird is wonderful” dance-music circles, Chicago’s Curtis Jones is quite a character. Over his 20-year career, the Windy City native has charted his own course across the dance-music galaxy while donning his signature day-glo green mohawk and cyberpunk sunglasses. Under his many monikers including Cajmere, Geo Vogt, Green Velvet, Half Pint, Curan Stone, and Gino Vittori, Jones, 46, has churned out quite a quiver of outside-the-box tracks like 1992’s “Percolator,” 2000’s “Answering Machine,” and 2001’s “La La Land.”
Now, steaming along on the momentum of this year’s notable single “Bigger Than Prince,” Jones is set to release a new full-length album entitled Unshakable on which he combines his well-defined clubland pedigree with some of dance music’s underground heroes including Boo Williams, Paul Johnson, DJ Sneak, Gene Farris, Nicky Romero, and Harvard Bass, among others.
DJMonitor is a company that tracks the plays of DJs’ sets at a given event by “using advanced audio fingerprinting software and an extensive online music database,” they say. So what have they determined topped the charts at this year’s ADE?
In an incredibly short amount of time, Hot Since 82 has gone from relatively unknown to a name on the lips of just about every deep-house fan out there. He first entered the spotlight with remixes of Shadow Child’s “So High” and Yousef’s “Beg,” but it wasn’t until he released his original “Knee Deep in Louise” that things really took off for the Leeds-based producer more formally known as Daley Padley.
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.