A few years back, director Stephen Alex Vasquez decided to take a look at the coming revolution in electronic music in the US, via acts like Steve Aoki, Diplo, Switch, Lil Jon, Pitbull, A-Trak, Dave-1, DJ Premier, Moby, LMFAO, and more. As Justice and David Guetta were making waves in the US, and artists like Kanye West were teaming up with the likes of Daft Punk, it only made sense to start documenting the sea change. What Vasquez didn’t have in terms of filmmaking resources, the upstart interviewer, videographer, and producer more than made up for in sheer tenacity, landing spots with many of the aforementioned artists in their career prime.
Well, it’s just the way that it goes these days, with festivals offering up drips of information along the way, teasing us fans endlessly as they loosen the faucet every once in a while. Today, Detroit’s Movement Festival, which takes place over Memorial Day Weekend at Hart Plaza, has announced its full stage and date lineup. Naturally, we’re hugely excited about what we’ll be co-presenting at the Beatport Stage, but of course, the rest of the fest’s schedule is jam-packed with excellence.
Well, it’s a pretty big day for festival announcements with lineups made public for both Decibel and our Beatport Stage at Movement. But we’ve also got some hot news on new full-lengths from Thundercat and Disclosure, plus one helluva remix gig up for grabs, so check it all out after the jump.
We’re absolutely thrilled to announce to you today the official lineup for the Beatport Stage at this year’s Movement Festival, taking place in Detroit’s Hart Plaza from May 25-27. Among tons of names, headlining our stage this year will be dance-music heroes Moby, Masters at Work (aka Kenny Dope and Louie Vega), and John Digweed. But that’s not all—also hitting Beatport’s riverside stage will be Art Department, Dennis Ferrer, Ellen Allien, Soul Clap, 16 Bit Lolitas, Cajmere, and plenty more throughout Memorial Day Weekend.
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.
With sentimental electronic icon Moby still tugging at everyone’s heartstrings, this month sees London-based talent and Ministry of Sound resident Sheldon up the ante considerably with a rare (and legal!) remodel of Moby’s 2005 track “Lift Me Up,” entitled “Higher,” for Michael Wood’s Diffused imprint.
Yep, Christmas arrives a little early today in the form of a free sample pack from Detroit producer/DJ Mike Huckaby (pictured above). But you’re gonna have to wait it out a little long for a present from The Knife LP—but check out their teaser anyway, along with studio tips from a bunch of top-notch producers.
As you may already know, tons of your favorite DJs, like Moby, Paul Van Dyk, Photek, and Diplo, have been selling their exclusive mixes through our Beatport Mixes store. Now it’s your turn to start doing the same, as we’re excited to announce that we’ve released Beatport Mixes to open beta for the public.
Did producer/DJ extraordinaire Luciano really get sent to the clink? Read on to find out, and while you’re at it, check out Skrillex’s new video and hear Steve Aoki’s thoughts on the success of the modern DJ.
Friday brings good weekend vibes and, as always, another killer set of brand-new, pre-cut music packs for Mashbox, the app that lets you mash-up your favorite dance music and pop songs on your iPad.
Techno, tech-house, and more make today’s Mashbox crate another reason to look forward to the weekend:
- Marc Romboy – More Muzik [Systematic Recordings]
- Moby – Extreme Ways (Bourne’s Legacy) [Little Idiot]
- Tom Flynn – Japan [Leena Music]
- Dan Van & Adam Fierce – No Doubt [Shute]
- Alkemia – Private Nurse [Rhythm Lab]