So much music. So little time. The 2014 edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival returns this weekend to the California desert community of Indio—and what an impressive slate of musical talent it is. Really, the only burning question is, how are you going to catch everything that’s worth seeing? Well, as luck would have it, we’ve got you covered. We’ve culled the massive three-day, six-stage roster, debated the finer points, and come up with our essential picks for this year’s premier music festival. Read on and rejoice!
In our awesome TGIF edition of the Morning Roundup, Deep Dish make their official Miami comeback, Danny Tenaglia goes in-the-mix on John Digweed’s Transitions show, and Todd Terje chats It’s Album Time. Let’s do this!
There’s a lot to be gleaned from the careers of highest successful individuals. Today, Lifehacker takes a look at Jay Z’s productivity tricks. Plus, DJ TechTools reviews Numark’s NS7 II, Point Blank hosts a chat with MK, and Braiden hits Berlin’s vinyl outlets.
If you read our feature this morning about dance-music legend Carl Cox, you can probably imagine that the producer, DJ, and remixer has a discography a mile long. With that in mind, we’d like to turn you on to five essential cuts from that long list of accomplishments.
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.
Ladies and gentlemen, you are now entering the Twilight Zone, one in which headphones can read your mind and play new music for you that you didn’t even consciously know you wanted to hear. Think that’s far off? It’s practically here. Check out the video after the jump.
Well, we’re getting the first words back from Miami this morning, and among them, naturally, is a report of Steve Aoki’s patented crowd-caking antics—plus, we’ve got Richie Hawtin’s Saturday set and much more from Florida, so come on in.
That’s right, we’ve got the first phase of performers for this year’s absolutely huge Movement Festival in Detroit, so click on through to see every artist involved… and, as always, a whole lot more, in today’s Morning Roundup.
Led by the passion to unite people with her music, and jailed for exorcising those demons within narrow-minded society, Nicole Moudaber’s global techno overhaul has been as socially charged as it has creatively balanced.
Without cashing in on her female prominence in the electronic music industry, Moudaber’s ability to hold the ranks alongside Carl Cox and Adam Beyer alike has seen the dark and melodically refined exploits of her studio work reign mercilessly over a movement too often cast under the shadows of the great clubbing spectrum.
For 2012, however, her globetrotting ventures between Ibiza, the US, and Australia signaled hope yet for the future of techno and her likeminded peers. Beatport News sat down with Moudaber during Carl Cox’s 500th radio broadcast during Amsterdam Dance Event to talk discovering techno, musical insurgency, and her forthcoming artist album for Beyer’s Drumcode imprint.
To celebrate the official end of the ’00s, we asked some of our favorite DJs to chart 10 of their favorite tracks of the decade.
Who picked DJ Mujava’s “Township Funk”? Who put their chips on Afrojack’s “Pacha on Acid”? And which artists rate their own work as best-of-decade (in some cases, twice)? Read on for the charts, and in our next post we’ll bring you more essential tracks from the decade, selected by Beatport’s genre editors.