Detroit’s Movement Festival, which takes place in Hart Plaza over Memorial Day weekend, has announced its third and final phase of its lineup for the event’s 2013 edition. And Squarepusher, Moby, Magda, and Dubfire are all among the new names that have been added to the already extensive list.
Want to be entered to win a pair of Funktion One F101 speakers and guarantee your fans “the best audio experience for every set”? Then follow the advice of Sander Van Doorn, Madga, Loco Dice, Andrew Weatherall, and countless other DJs and upgrade your Beatport library to lossless AIFF files. We’ve lowered our prices for all lossless upgrades by 25%, and, if you upgrade in the next 21 days, for every 10 tracks that you upgrade, you’ll get another chance to win a pair of Funktion One F101s.
Folks, we’ve got a lot of videos on deck for you in today’s news: a video portrait of Dennis Ferrer (which features a quick shot of Danny Tenaglia knockin’ back a Bud Light), a trailer for the new Watergate documentary, and a rather gorey Amon Tobin clip. So let’s get to it.
Richie Hawtin’s ENTER. residency at Space Ibiza has been a rousing success this summer—and it’s not even over yet. In fact, tonight’s installment of the weekly event takes place in conjunction with Luciano’s Cadenza night, and next week, Maya Jane Coles, Ambivalent, Marc Houle, Magda, and our own Clark Warner will take over the decks as the Ibizan summer slowly gives way to fall.
In our new feature series The Art of the Warm Up, we take some time to focus on one of the most important, but often overlooked, parts of any clubbing experience—the warm-up set. For our first edition, we speak to Troy Pierce of the renowned Items & Things label (which Pierce helms alongside techno veterans Magda and Marc Houle) and ask him to share with us the DJs he most enjoys opening for and some tips for budding mixmasters.
Ever since their amicable parting with the Minus label last year, all eyes have been on Magda, Marc Houle, and Troy Pierce to see how their new enterprise, Items & Things, would fare without the guidance of Richie Hawtin. And if the label’s first compilation, Variables, is any indication, the tutelage the three got under Hawtin was well received.
It’s a known fact in the DJ community that lossless files are the way to go if you’re looking to deliver the highest-quality sound to your audience. If you’re playing big-room soundsystems, festival PAs—heck, anything larger than your bedroom—lossless files are the only way to ensure top-quality audio without the sound degradation that is inherent in MP3 compression.
DJ extraordinaire Sander van Doorn prefers “playing lossless files only,” he says. “As I want to guarantee my fans the best audio experience for every set.” And he’s definitely not the only one. Loco Dice echoes the sentiment, saying, “I play lossless files because the format contains uncompressed audio, gives me the maximum audio quality, and doesn’t fail when I combine digital files and vinyl records.”
MTV Ibiza have kindly allowed Minus to host the full Plastikman Live 1.5 segment on the Minus Youtube channel – enjoy!
Richie Hawtin’s iconic alter ego Plastikman returns for his first-ever standalone world tour which will see him perform 3 spectacular shows in the UK including Manchester, Glasgow and London. The award winning live show will unveil itself in an all new 1.5 format as it continues to evolve and push technology and live performance forward.
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