The roundup is just jammed with news today. Whether it’s Claude VonStroke talking about his early encounters with “Harlem Shake,” videos from Adana Twins and Franko Ovalles, a trap tutorial from Dubspot, or tracks from your favorite artists downrezzed to MIDI, it’s high time you click through and get hip to a veritable treasure trove of electronic music goings-on.

– Dorian Concept, Flying Lotus, Deadboy, and more, as interpreted with MIDI, courtesy of Red Bull Music Academy. (full story)

– As always, Dubspot has got the straight dope on all your production queries. Here they break down trap and how to build an instrumental rack for drum programming in Live. (full story)


– You’ve heard all the well-known classics, but here are 15 techno albums you may not have availed yourself of yet—from the likes of Cristian Vogel, Bandulu, Claro Intellecto, and more. (full story)

– Laurel Halo is set to head out on tour, opening for Animal Collective in Europe. (full story)

– Ready for a banger? Well, you’ll have to wait until March 1 to download Franko Ovalles and Marcio Lama’s “The World Is You feat. Margo Gontar,” but you can peep the video below right now.


– Sure, this question gets asked anytime a city, state, or country develops some sort of scene, and now it’s been asked of Sweden, based on their huge dominance of the popular dance music world these days. SHM, Eric Prydz, Avicii, Dada Life, Alesso…you know the drill. Dancing Astronaut investigates: (full story)

– We’re big fans of Adana Twins, and we’re big fans of Acid Pauli, so putting the two together can only mean one thing—yep, we’re big fans of this video for “Strange,” by the Twins, remixed by Pauli. Got that?


– Ken Ishii & Marc Romboy, Kowton & Peverelist… XLR8R examines the fine art of collaboration. Be warned: shirtless shots of KiNK and DJ Koze are found within.(full story)

– So what’s Claude VonStroke got to say about trap and Miami BBQs? (full story)