Comment
Morning Roundup

25 Miami sets to get you pumped, plus the story behind DJ Snake's "Turn Down for What" vid

By Ken Taylor
djsnake

If you’re going to Miami, you probably don’t need 25 DJ sets to get you excited—you’re pretty stoked already. Nevertheless, we’ve got those for you, and an interview with one of the guys who made that wild video for DJ Snake and Lil Jon (see screencap above). Of course, there’s much more, too, including reports from Kraftwerk’s tour, details on KaZantip, and A-Trak’s thoughts on what’s needed in music, so come on in.

Read More

Comment
Morning Roundup

Sonar announces a slew of 2014 dates, plus the oldest club in Ibiza and the TomorrowWorld anthem from Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

By Ken Taylor
dmitri

Festival season is in full swing, and with Sonar just completed, they’ve already got dates for 2014 for a number of special events around the world. Of course, hoards are flocking to Ibiza already, and soon they will to Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia, for the first-ever TomorrowWorld. Check out that festival’s anthem, plus a whole lot more news, after the jump.

Read More

Comment
At the Controls

Desolat co-owner Martin Buttrich on working with Loco Dice, Timo Maas, Tom Jones, and Sugababes

By Christine Kakaire
mb

At the Controls is a series of interviews conducted last year that peeks under the curtain of electronic music production, to highlight the behind-the-scenes people whose contributions have had a lasting impact across the dance music landscape.

Martin Buttrich has been a stalwart of electronic music for two decades, but this year he appears to be on the cusp of something big. For many years, he was the silent studio partner of Timo Maas, guiding him towards landmark tracks like his signature remixes of Azzido da Bass and Tori Amos. Buttrich also bolstered the productions of his Desolat label co-owner Loco Dice, as he ascended to the highest ranks of popular DJs. But a few years ago, Buttrich began to ease himself into the spotlight more and more.

Read More

Comment

Daft Punk's pizza guy collaborator, Loco Dice's Ibiza tips, a Richie Hawtin mix from '94, and Anjunabeats speak on the Will.i.am copyright debacle

By Ken Taylor
dp

So, you’ve heard all about the contributions from Pharrell, Giorgio Moroder, and Gonzales to the new Daft Punk album, but do you know about the guy who made their $72 pizza? Then you’ll probably want to check out the duo’s latest collaborators video. Plus, we’ve got Loco Dice travel tips, a hot mid-’90s mix from Richie Hawtin, and a statement from Anjunabeats on Will.i.am’s less-than-diligent sample-clearance job. Let the weekend begin!

Read More

Comment
Morning Roundup

Waka Flocka and Sting pair up with Skrillex and Afrojack, Hawtin, Gerber, and Loco Dice plot Ibiza plans, and Daft Punk's 2006 Coachella set

By Jack Wiggins
afro

In case you hadn’t already heard, everyone’s going gaga for dance music these days. But we didn’t exactly expect Sting to step into the ring with Afrojack, nor did we see Waka Flocka Flame laying down tracks with Skrillex anytime soon. But hey, that’s the world we live in. Check out the big collabs, and plenty of Ibiza summer season news, in today’s Morning Roundup.

Read More