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.
O, Canada. It’s undeniable that the dance-music scene to the north has seen huge growth and popularity in the last few years—particularly if folks like Deadmau5, Excision, and the Art Department are any indication. In fact, it’s not only the production and DJ side of the equation that is exploding, but the festival scene is as well, with events like Eclipse, Digital Dreams, MUTEK, Piknic Electronik, Veld, WEMF, Harvest, Shambala, and Sound in Motion showing the world what Canada brings to the table. So, join us in celebrating Canada Day today with some of our favorite recent releases from Canadian artists.
Since the 2011 release of his genre-blending Complex Housing on Friends of Friends, Paul Salva has been gaining traction and building momentum at an enviable rate. Admittedly, last year was a big one for the Los Angeles-based producer, as he was made a host of the BBC’s In DJs We Trust and his collaborative remix with RL Grimes of Kayne West’s “Mercy” garnered huge praise from leading DJs like Diplo, A-Trak, Skream, and Benga—and the LA radio station Power 106 added it into rotation. Not bad for an old-fashioned bootleg remix.
2012 was undeniably the year of Ryan Hemsworth. The Canadian producer of the moment, who earned early acclaim for his work with Chicago duo Supreme Cuts and Oakland rap group Main Attrakionz, rose to fame quickly as the release of his hip-hop-fueled debut solo EP, Last Words, proved to be one of the year’s highlights. Finishing off 2012 by dropping a fun, synth-driven, electro-influenced number, “BasedWorld”—a nod to rapper Lil B—on New Year’s Eve, and following that with the release of the video for “Colour & Movement,” an emotive, minimalist edit of German indie project The Notwist’s “Consequence,” there seems to be no stopping this young producer.