With a number of stellar releases, a growing crew of up-and-coming talent, and a Wednesday-night residency in Ibiza called Paradise, there’s no question that 2013 has been the year of Jamie Jones and Hot Creations.
For every controller that hits shelves, there are always a few more great ideas that don’t see serious play time. Today we look back at those conceptual products that got us all excited but never delivered the goods.
Spektre has been one of the most consistent and prolific studio outfits over the past few years. UK-based techno cohorts Richard Wakley and Paul Maddox united over their shared passion for driving electronic music and a deep mutual desire to push sonic boundaries.
Since the release of 2010’s More! Album we had been left wanting exactly that, with the German duo sporadically releasing EP’s whilst fans of the pairing waited anxiously wondering when a new full length effort was going to land.
Few in dance music can claim lasting career endurance more than Ram Records main man Andy C. The secret to his success is simple. He loves doing exactly what he’s doing. And what’s not to love about making your living DJing, producing music, and touring the world over the past 20 years.
Ben Westbeech AKA Breach spent 10 minutes with us to talk about life in Amsterdam, his upcoming compilation for DJ-Kicks (out 18 November 2013), his label, Naked Naked, and his hectic touring schedule.
Virtual Riot spans genre to help redefine the German sound of dance music
It may be shocking to some people, but there’s more to Germany than techno [Gasp!] Yes, outside the sacred walls of Berghain there’s a number of young producers making all shapes and styles of electronic sounds, and trying to make their mark in the wide world of dance music.
ZDS shares seven surefire bombs from his weekend arsenal
ZDS (the artist formerly known as Zombie Disco Squad) has had a busy year, a part of which involved dropping a three-pack of shuffling, tech-minded house heaters via Claude VonStroke’s dirtybird label back in September.
The man, the myth, the mau5: Joel Zimmerman (aka Deadmau5) waved a resounding goodbye to the digital world of Twitter today—but not without a trace, leaving behind seven gorgeous new productions fashioned after the seven deadly sins.
DJ & producer David Krasemann, better known as Dave DK has been making waves in the electronic music scene for a couple of years now. Since the early 90's he was fascinated by the upcoming techno movement, which eventually led to his own active initiation.
Afrojack’s native Holland continues to be a particularly productive hotbed of superstar DJ talent, spawning Ferry Corsten, Tiësto, Sander van Doorn, Armin van Buuren, Hardwell and Bingo Players, to name just a few.
Guys, there is a Daft Punk tribute band—and they're called One More Time
After Daft Punk wrapped up their Alive tour many moons ago, there has been a giant gap left in all our robot-loving hearts since the Parisian pair has maintained its steady reluctance to embark on a proper road show.
Deetron shares some potent floor-fillers from the depths of house and techno
Veteran Swiss producer/DJ Deetron has had an exceptionally prolific 2013, adding the Ben Westbeech-featuring “Rhythm” single (which also features remixes from Karizma and Will Saul) and the Music Over Matter LP to his discography in just the past few weeks.
“For me music is a vehicle to the present moment and a vehicle to memories and feelings that I like to dwell in and I enjoy to experience, may they be melancholic or happy. Music is just one of the most important things in my life.
Cedric Gervais on hitting the Billboard Top 10 and his latest Lana Del Rey collab
Thanks to the huge success of his remix of Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness,” Gervais is dominating Top 40 radio and sitting in the Billboard Top 10 alongside tracks from Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, and Robin Thicke.