Yep, it’s 2014 and the internet is still going gaga for lists, but hey, there’s still a fair bit of value in those hyper-simplified clickables—especially when it comes to rounding up great tunes. Catch a few floating around the net, plus much more, in today’s roundup.
After yesterday’s news of DJ Ajax’s death, the dance-music community has come together to honor him with a fitting tribute. Check it out, along with plenty more music news, after the jump.
You see them on their own heading up a story on your favorite music blog and you don’t think twice about the sullen DJ press pic. But when you see them grouped together, as they have been by Producers and DJs Looking Depressed, you can’t help but chuckle. Nope, these are not ads for Ablixa. They’re the work of some smartypants with another gut-busting DJ-related Tumblr blog that we just can’t get enough of. So without further ado, we give you 10 hilariously depressing DJ press shots, courtesy of depresseddjs.tumblr.com.
2012 was clearly a huge year for electronic music, and we’re still seeing the ripples of its greatness reverberate into 2013. Case in point: this amazing video of the BBC’s Benji B DJing for an hour alongside a full string ensemble, and recreating some gorgeous soulful hip-hop, electronic, and R&B tracks of the last few years. Check it out, along with a whole lot more, after the jump.
We’ve got a lot of video packed into this morning’s roundup—from JD Twitch’s Loose Joints tribute, Skrillex hitting the decks with Richard Branson, a full Radiohead gig from Austin City Limits, a full Armin Van Buuren documentary, and plenty more. So put the coffee back on, cuz your morning is spoken for.
Much ado about videos today, from Calvin Harris’, MIA’s, and Skrillex’s wins, to the latter’s new vid for “Make It Bun Dem,” to in-the-pool fun with Richie Hawtin and Luciano, to in-the-studio fun with Todd Terje and Bryan Ferry—so let’s get watchin’!