Miami is in the swing of things, and it’s about to get crazy. But before it does, Kaskade has just released a quick look back at his time there last year. Check out that vid, and plenty of other news and music from Hudson Mohawke, Avalon Emerson, Mike Huckaby, and more, in today’s roundup.
Today, in our action-packed Tuesday edition, we’ve got Carl Craig launching a new club residency in Brooklyn, Disclosure kicking-off their ferocious Wild Life Tour in LA, Kaskade releasing new music while ranting about his recent label woes in 140 characters, and so much more. Let’s get to it.
It’s no surprise that Disney’s getting into the dance-music game. To be fair, they’ve been there for a while now, releasing the Tron: Uprising collection and the Wreck-It Ralph soundtrack. But now they’re going a step further, and are set to release DCONSTRUCTED, a series of Disney classics as envisioned and/or remixed by dance-music megastars Kaskade, Mat Zo, Avicii, Armin van Buuren, BT, UNKLE, Japanese Popstars, and more.
As you may already know, Mysteryland, which is said to be the world’s longest-running electronic music festival, will hit the US this spring, setting up shop for the first time in Bethel Woods, NY (the site of 1969′s Woodstock festival), from May 23-26. Over the last two decades, the Dutch brand has made it its mission to bring together underground up-and-comers with dance music’s more mainstream heavy-hitters for an event unlike any other—one that’s handily earned its now 21 years of existence.
Today, promoters ID&T announced the lineup for Mysteryland’s first-ever trip to the US, and it’s a stellar one. Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Fedde Le Grand, NERVO, Chase & Status, Booka Shade, Jesse Rose, Chris Liebing, Dillstradamus (that’s Dillon Francis and Flosstradamus), and about 240 more acts will perform over the course of these three days.
Electronic music fans across the Southeast US, let’s get ready to get down. Bonnaroo 2014 has just announced its full artist line-up for this annual music and arts festival in Manchester, Tennessee over the weekend of June 12-15, and there’s tons to dance about.
The top story today: Did DJ Qbert say too much about a Pioneer project that he may be working on? Like, say, a new DJ turntable? Watch the video and decide for yourself, plus, check out a full lineup from EDC Mexico, peep tour dates for Steve Aoki and Thievery Corporation, and find out what happens when a monkey gets drunk at your club.
The “shredding” phenomenon is hands-down one of the best things the internet ever invented. Now someone’s gone and tweaked the format for the Prodigy’s “Firestarter” video, and it’s got us LOLing. Check it out, along with tons more dance-music news, in the daily roundup.
When it comes to the new crop of young dance-music photographers, the name Rukes is synonymous with quality. The man born Drew Ressler has shot pretty much every huge name in the scene, and, over the course of a decade, has gathered a fair number of ridiculously amazing photographs for his collection. So, as a capper to one helluva year, we asked Ressler to tease out a handful of his favorite pics he’s made since he first stepped behind the lens. Below, he tells us about 10 of those choice shots.
Looks like Grammys aren’t just for the Skrillexes of dance music these days—nope, even guys like Duke Dumont and James Blake are up for awards this year. Come on in and check out the whole list of nominees, along with some super-useful tips to prep for your next digital DJ guy.