Technology moves so damn fast that unheard-of advancements from 10 years ago can seem so cute and quaint now. Case in point: Richie Hawtin on the introduction of digital DJing, in a Remix magazine interview from 2001. Click on through to check it out.
– Flying Lotus does his fair share of blowing minds, but OkayAfrica (a sister to OkayPlayer) turns the tables on him by helping him discover his African ancestry in this awesome video below. (full story)
– Kaskade comes to the defense of a dance-music promoter after the LA Times ran a hit piece on Insomniac events producer Pasquale Rotella linking his company to numerous drug deaths over the years. (full story)
– “I did a one-hour set the other night, and I didn’t play any records at all.”—Richie Hawtin, speaking to Remix magazine in 2001 about the advent of digital DJing. (full story)
– Red Bull Music Academy rolls out another installment in their H∆SHTAG$ series, this one focusing on the (don’t call it) post-dubstep scene, featuring chats with Mt. Kimbie, Sepalcure, Bondax, Deadboy, and others.
– The thing about big events like NAMM is that the videos from them don’t really start to show up until a couple weeks later, after editors have had a chance to gloss them up a bit, so expect more to show up in the weeks to come like this one, a panel discussion with some of the world’s pioneering MIDI and synth developers, like Dave Smith and Tom Oberheim.
– What were we just saying about NAMM? Well, here are Dubspot’s 10 highlights from the industry tradeshow. (full story)
Kaskade photo via Trashbags.net.au