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.
Billed as “The biggest DJs in the world… the best weekend of your life,” South West Four Weekender promises exactly that. Running from noon to 9pm both Saturday and Sunday (August 28/29), and with four stages spread across the spacious expanse of London’s Clapham Common, the festival offers that rarity of rarities, all-day outdoor partying in a virtual urban oasis. Catch Carl Cox, Dubfire, Adam Beyer, Layo & Bushwacka!, M.A.N.D.Y., Jon Rundell, and Vitalic live on the Carl Cox & Friends stage which is presented by Beatport and DJ Mag – not your typical Sunday in the city.
Ibiza attracts all sorts of wanderers, so it’s only natural that Nicole Moudaber—born in Nigeria, raised there and then in Lebanon, and now a resident of London—would take to the White Isle as her second home.
The DJ that Carl Cox named “Most Underrated DJ of 2009″ is surely earning her acclaim this summer. Not only has she held court on a weekly basis at Es Vive’s Church on Sunday; she played a three-hour set with Cox in the main room at Space back in July, and she’s gearing up for two more appearances there on August 31 and September 22. Fans in the UK can catch her at the South West Four open-air festival in London on August 28.
Just this week, Moudaber released her new EP, ‘Cacahuetes’, on Monique Musique, with two original tracks and a Tania Vulcano & Tato remix. Its percussive, almost tribal tech-house feel is even tougher than on her last single, ‘Avocado in My Belly’, nicely expanding on her penchant for diryt, low-slunk.
We asked Moudaber a few questions about where she’s been and where she’s going. Read on for the full interview.