Ring the bell. Class is in session. Red Bull Music Academy has just revealed its plans to debut a six-part documentary series entitled Diggin’ In The Carts, exploring the history of classic 8-bit-era Japanese video game music to now. In addition to featuring notable Japanese composers like Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka (Tetris, Metroid), Yuzo Koshiro (Streets of Rage), and Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy), the episodes will charts this music’s influence on some modern underground artists including Flying Lotus, Dizzee Rascal, Just Blaze, Joker, Kode9, Fatima Al Qadiri, and Ikonika, among others.
The Lawrence brothers certainly know how to rock a party — and pay their respects to boot. Following recent shows in Los Angeles, Berkeley, and Chicago, Disclosure have announced an upcoming Detroit date later this summer for their traveling Wild Life event series. At each stop on their current US tour, the UK-based house duo have extended an invitation for local dance heroes to play alongside them: Green Velvet in Chicago, Claude VonStroke in San Francisco, and MK in LA. For the Motor City’s installment of Wild Life on Saturday, August 2nd, Disclosure will be joined by homegrown techno icon Kevin Saunderson alongside Tom Trago, Ryan Hemsworth, Schoolboy Q, and Erno the Inferno.
Friday always seems to deliver a couple new videos, at the very least, and we’ve got them from Armin van Buuren and Danny Daze. But we’ve also got a rad new Ryan Hemsworth t-shirt, a guide to Miami, and a cheatsheet on what other materials one might use to make a record. Check it.
Today, we’ve got dance-music news from the far corners of the world. Depeche Mode won’t be playing the Ukraine just yet, Tomorrowland drops some hints about its next South American endeavor, MikeQ gives us the lowdown on Jersey’s other style of club music, and James Murphy gives the New York subway system a Brian Eno-style makeover.
One of our favorite dance-music festivals anywhere in the world has just released the second phase of its lineup for 2014. Detroit’s Movement Festival, which is already set to host an incredible stream of performers this May 24-26, will also see sets from Boys Noize, Claude VonStroke, Kevin Saunderson, Kode9, Ryan Hemsworth, and about 40 more names—of course, with more names to follow in the months to come.
Don’t let the name fool you—Fashion Week is hardly a seven-day-long affair. If you include menswear and womenswear, what’s commonly known as “Fashion Week” spans a little over two months. Held in over a dozen cities around the world (including London, Paris, New York, and Milan), Fashion Week is where designers and houses from all over the globe showcase their latest collection to critics, buyers, and the industry’s elite. Clothing aside, music, naturally, is crucial to a show’s success, and plenty of electronic music’s hottest names are enlisted to score these high-profile affairs. Check out some of our favorites from the most recent Fashion Week below.
Friday arrives with plenty of news from around the fine and fair lands of dance music. Whether it’s Giorgio Moroder setting up shop in Las Vegas or a couple documentaries about Native Instruments and the Infinite Daps tour, there is much to consume going into the weekend.
Video fun—that’s what we’ve got for you today. Whether it’s Deadmau5 busting out the Ferrari, some voguers busting out the sweetest moves ever, or Flux Pavilion busting out quite an outfit for kicking it at Walmart, there’s a lot to process. So what are you waiting for?
Okay, it’s time the “amnesty bins” at dance music festivals around the world were filled with the detritus of horrible fashion decisions. Hey, you—in the spirit hood, neon gasmask, and furry leg warmers. We’re talking to you!
Now in its seventh year of existence, the Hard Summer festival once again grabbed Los Angeles’ State Historic Park by its cojones over the weekend. Featuring a roster of artists from across the electronic spectrum, the music was spread across four stages and two days, and performed for some 70,000 people. Somewhere between a high school rave and a state fair that you really wouldn’t want to bring your parents to, there were many things in abundance. Among them: syncopated hi-hats, undergarments disguised as clothing, and young people absolutely on one. Or two.