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.
After first launching at the renowned Space club on the Playa d’en Bossa last year, pioneering techno DJ/producer/label head Richie Hawtin’s weekly ENTER. residency is set to return to Ibiza for its second summer beginning on July 4.
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.
The question many digital producers have been asking for a while now is how will music-making change when laptops and touchscreen tablets converge? Well, we’ve got some answers. Click on through to see what the experts have to say.
Sven Vath’s Cocoon parties have long been a fixture on the Ibiza summer schedule. Now, 14 years after the event’s inauguration on the White Isle, Vath has announced this season’s lineup for its Monday-night residency at Amnesia and it involves some huge names.
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!
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.
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!
With the annual South by Southwest Festival now in full swing in Austin, Texas, the scents of smoky barbecue and the sounds of screeching guitars are never far away. But, increasingly, so is the booming bass of electronic music as it creeps its way into the now 26-year-old festival.
Dusseldorf-born Loco Dice began DJing in the ’90s, and although his roots were originally planted in hip-hop, he’s become one of the most respected and recognized figures in contemporary techno. An early partnership with fellow techno DJ/producer Martin Buttrich in 2002 led to the founding of Desolat Records five years later and since then it has grown to become one of the foremost labels in electronic music today, featuring a stellar crew that includes tINI, Guti, Hector, Shlomi Aber, and Pulshar, to name a few. Today, the label is commemorates its fifth anniversary with a Beatport Mix comprised solely of Desolat releases. We caught up with Loco Dice to chat about hip-hop, artistic performance, his favorite tracks, and how it feels to be celebrating five years of Desolat.