No joke: To promote last night’s State of the Union address, the White House created a short YouTube clip featuring images of Barack, Hillary, and numerical graphs flowing by to the tune of a pretty bro-y dubstep track. We seriously had to do a double-take (and a double fact-check), so click on through and judge for yourself. (And yes, we know that’s a ghastly photo illustration up top.)
Who said Monday was a slow news day? Today we’ve got reports from the Grammys, a new James Blake clip, and some crazy news regarding Avicii’s new album, so click on through to check it all out.
Technology moves so damn fast that unheard-of advancements from 10 years ago can seem so cute and quaint now. Case in point: Richie Hawtin on the introduction of digital DJing, in a Remix magazine interview from 2001. Click on through to check it out.
Beatport staffer and photographer Jordan Loyd hits a fair number of gigs each year, in between his day-to-day office duties, attending college, and shooting for the likes of NBC, The Dew Tour, and plenty of other big outfits. So naturally, since he’s already our go-to guy for shooting our favorite artists (which you’ll often see on our Facebook page), we tapped him for his 10 favorite shots of 2012.
Firstly, welcome back! The first Morning Roundup of the year is, to be expected, packed with news—including tidbits on a new DJ reality program and how to get productive in the studio right away. So, let us help you resolve to bust out some new tunes STAT.
Remember slopping around dirty fields and warehouses with your phat pants covered in muck and rave scum? Well, those days are back—and if there’s any true gauge of whether or not PLUR is alive and well, the return of Kikwear is it. Read on to see the new line.
You could say that the path for Sebastian Furrer and Alexander Björklund was set once they discovered the sound and scale of main room house. You could also say that it’s in their musical DNA, as their second wave success follows their countrymen Swedish House Mafia and Avicii.
The duo’s project, CAZZETTE, formed officially just one year ago, but their associations are ripped straight from the marquee – their first official release was a remix of Avicii’s “Sweet Dreams”, followed by hyped reworks of SHM and Adele. Since then, when they haven’t been on the road sporting giant cassette tape masks with LED tickers (in tribute to their heroes Daft Punk), they’ve been busy in the studio: their debut DJ mix Strictly CAZZETTE was released this week by Strictly Rhythm, and their studio album Eject pt. I is in the pipeline for November.
Both Avicii and Daft Punk figure in Cazette’s Cratedigger Essentials, which also features Skrillex, Kaskade and Axwell & Dirty South teaming up for a remix.
Man, can’t those guys in Swedish House Mafia ever catch a break? After incident upon incident at their European shows, now one-third of the trio, Sebastian Ingrosso, deals with yet another melee of a show—this time in Long Island. Read on to see what happened.
So Simon Cowell’s DJ Idol-esque show may be shelved, but the Ibiza-based Burn Studios has got something even more exciting in store in that regard, as we’ve discovered over the last few weeks. Check out the latest installment of the documentary about their residency program, and much more, in today’s news.
Over the weekend, the 16th edition of the massive Electric Daisy Carnival festival went down in Las Vegas, bringing virtually every superstar name from the world of EDM together for a weekend of dancing, lights, fireworks, and, of course, big tune after big tune. Despite an unfortunate early close to the events on Saturday night due to unsafe weather conditions (the wind was so strong it left some of the speaker set-ups and art installations swaying), EDC redeemed itself with a stellar closing day. In the end, sets from Armin Van Burren, David Guetta, Kaskade, Above & Beyond, Markus Schulz, and a special back-to-back session with Steve Aoki and Afrojack (check the video above), were some of the many special performances this year’s EDC had to offer. Below, we’ve gone ahead and gathered a sampling of video highlights from the weekend.