Fan art—without it, the DJ community would be visually represented only by camera-made photographs. How boring is that? Thankfully, kids (and, we suppose, a handful of grown adults) around the world with a knack for illustration and hero worship are more than happy to flood the internet with their own visual approximations of their favorite stars. Dim Mak head honcho Steve Aoki knows this all too well, and is about to host an exhibit of fan art entitled Mementos at LA’s Scion AV Installation from March 11-30, and Aoki will hold forth on opening night, presumably playing some tunes, too.
Last year, Paris Hilton surprised everyone by holding up a summer residency at Ibiza mega-club Amnesia. (Or was it actually Amnesia that surprised everyone?). Either way, it cemented the socialite’s place in the dance-music world, and whether you like it or not, she’s become a part of its history.
As rare as a galactic alignment, two of our in-house Beatport faves have joined forces to create a undeniable four-to-the-floor stomper. King Unique’s rework of Henry Saiz’ “Rave Flute” is peak-hour house in its truest form. With a classic shuffle, growling bass, and samples form the old school, this is a serious dancefloor groover.
Retro-intergalactic space funk, melodic house, and much more show up in today’s On Rotation segment, which compiles our expert team of merchandisers’ and editors’ favorite picks of the week.
It seems like Holy Ship just don’t stop. The second it’s over, there are news stories galore, and then details for next year’s event, and then an after-movie, and then more details for next year’s event. You already know that next year’s tour is a double-header. Now it’s been made public that returning cruisers will get first dibs on 2015′s boat (preference given to those who’ve attended the most past events), and new cruisers can get in on the pre-booking lottery right here. (No, you don’t win tickets—you win the chance to purchase the surely-to-sell-out tickets.)
Last week, one of east coast bass music’s shining lights went out with the passing of Hulk member Alan “Claw” Letko at age 29. He died at his family’s home in Saratoga Springs, NY, but few details, outside of his death not involving any foul play, have been made public. With the duo Hulk, alongside Richie August, Letko mixed all manner of deep and dark sounds—dubstep, trap, hip-hop, drum & bass—into a melange all his own, and he was an integral part of the BroTown Records crew. The pair also released music on Rottun, Demon Dub, and numerous other labels.
We’re not gonna say it again—the molly-fashion thing needs to die. Don’t know what we’re talking about? Come on in and see what hell the drug hath wrought on the youth of today (fashion-wise), plus, check out a new track from the Eno/Hyde collab, peep Kelis’ new cooking program, and stream Max Cooper’s new album in full.
Dirty South is about to hit the streets of LA to film an accompanying movie for his upcoming album, and he wants you to play a part in it. For three weeks in March, he’ll be capturing “cityscapes, skylines, lake views, night drives,” and naturally his fans as well, and here’s how you can score a role as an extra.
The Hamburg-based disco-house master known as Tensnake (and Marco Niemerski to his friends) has got one highly anticipated new album on his hands, and you can stream it right now before its March 11 release. Jacques Lucont, Nile Rodgers, and Jamie Lidell are just a few of the dance-music luminaries who assist Niemerski on Glow, and with 17 tracks in total, you know this one’s gonna be a fiery, deep, and fulfilling journey through low-slung beats and sun-dappled rhythms.