Admittedly, it’d have been more appropriate if we could’ve brought you the tale of how New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle” was made, but as it happens, instead we have the story of how they programmed “Blue Monday” in today’s Morning Roundup, along with some great new D&B DJs, a Carl Cox documentary, a Porter Robinson interview, and plenty more.
– The Knife, James Blake, and Disclosure have all been confirmed (among many others) for this year’s Melt! Festival in Germany this summer. (full story)
– In October, London’s techno don Carl Cox celebrated his 500th Global Radio program, and now there’s a short film documenting the occasion, which took place at last year’s Amsterdam Dance Event.
– What the hell—it’s Valentine’s Day, so here’s a bunch of dance-music power couples throughout the ages, featuring Goldie & Bjork, Everything But the Girl, and more. (full story)
– Drum & bass is clearly having a bit of a moment of late, so if you’re just catching up, Vibe has keenly assembled a list of 12 need-to-hear D&B jocks for the new generation. (full story)
– Who knew that making the best-selling dance 12″ of all time was so hard! New Order’s Gillian Gilbert talks us through how this masterpiece was programmed—and what the title refers to. (full story)
– Berlin clubbing institution Horst Krzbrg has closed down after what the operators say was “a long and tiring battle against the windmills of money.” (full story)
– Porter Robinson on the reality of his home life: “People think I fly in private jets, pop champagne all the time, and have houses in six countries.” (full story)