Goldroom 's latest big single "Only You Can Show Me" is back in the forefront on our minds with a precious music video featuring the song's vocalist Mereki, who is also a part of Goldroom's touring live production. If you imagined dancing around your living room with your friends to this song, that's exactly what the video enacts. Real people, listening to some real tunes. You just finished reading Watch this: Goldroom's 'Only You Can Show Me' with Mereki now features all your friends ! Consider leaving a comment!
While Armin van Buuren 's latest studio album hits iTunes this Friday and has already begun streaming via Spotify , the lead single from Intense has received its music video with an unexpected cameo. Aiding the visuals for " This Is What It Feels Like " is Armin himself, vocalist Trevor Guthrie, and porn star Ron Jeremy. In a classic "which doesn't belong?" scenario, Armin and Trevor stop to grab a bite at a diner ran by the porn star, only to be kicked out. Editor's Note: Luckily, Ron Jeremy won't be the last [...]
What do we know about Nicolas Jaar? He was born in New York, lived in Chile, studied comparative literature at Brown, he's the label owner of Clown & Sunset and, oh yeah , he won Radio 12s Essential Mix of the Year in 2012. While he's earned recognition in Europe for his masterful album and famed performance from Barcelona's Sonar Festival , the American music scene is slowly catching on. The Red Bull Music Academy hosted Jaar and his Clown & Sunset label two months back for Jaar's Boiler Room debut, and the results were stunning. Jaar's headlining [...]
Resident Advisor, in conjunction with Red Bull Music Academy, has returned with the latest volume of their Real Scenes series, and this time New York City is the focus. New York means a lot of things to a lot of different people, but the overarching theme RA and RMBA land on for this mini-documentary is the hard-ass mentality and hypercreativity it takes to survive as an artist in the city. Not that this theme should ever be confined to America's largest city, but it's more about the way in which residents view themselves and their own plight in relation to [...]
Sander Van Doorn celebrates another triumphant run at Winter Music Conference with an official after movie showcasing another year of hard work and play in the name of electronic dance music. With eight years of mainstay action (the conference and its high profile events alike), Sander pinpoints the high energy nature of this essential calendar mark against the back drop of an exclusive new track from the Doorn Records maestro himself. Launching between press spots, boat rides, and numerous DJ cameos for the likes of UMF and Spinnin Sessions alike, it takes just two [...]
Uploaded by none other than Jay-Z as part of the rapper's "The Blueprint" series, Life + Times gives an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look into renowned French duo Justice's live setup. Just what goes into the making of Justice's live, electronic-rock opera is explained in engrossing detail by everyone from their audio engineers and lighting technicians, to Xavier and Gaspard themselves. From taking their Marshall amps and lighting rigs on tour, to the precise coordination between the entire Justice team during live shows, the nine minute video is a must-watch for anybody with the slightest sense of admiration for the legendary [...]
With the annual Size Matters pool party manned by Steve Angello set to take over Miami's Fountainebleau tomorrow, we take a look at the 2010 event and recognize how much has changed over the past three years. Without a pool party for his own brand, Afrojack had opened for Steve in 2010 after releasing "Pacha on Acid" via Size Records. Standing among a DJ booth and production settings that are far less complex than modern arrangements, Afrojack closes his set with "Hide & Seek" and introduces Steve Angello, who had just begun heating up with Swedish House Mafia. [...]
Get More: Music News MTV and Vello Virkhaus of V Squared Labs take us behind the scenes of the production of the Ultra mainstage visuals. Little elements like visual production are sometimes overlooked but they are undoubtedly integral pieces of an events overall vibe. Virkhaus explains that their goal was to create images that would reflect the importance of an occasion as momentous as the festival's 15th anniversary. Weekend two attendees can expect to see individually curated visual journeys for several artists including Dirty [...]
The mainstream media-dance music collision chugs full speed ahead with this Doritos ad featuring Diplo's anthemic track, " Express Yourself ." The commercial includes a chromed out whip, a valet, a police officer, a banana, and the obligatory nacho cheese chip. At the end we're reminded Doritos are "for the bold," a fitting tagline for a commercial scored by the former Blackberry Bold poster child. You just finished reading Watch This: Diplo's 'Express Yourself' featured in Doritos 'Valet' commercial ! Consider leaving a comment!
It happened almost 365 days ago, but it feels like only yesterday that Madonna strut to the center of Ultra Music Festival's main stage to claim that she has been at Ultra in spirit for many years, that a DJ saved her life, and to ask the crowd how many people had seen Molly. These statements became so controversial, many had forgotten what she was actually doing on stage that night - introducing Avicii and premiering their "Girl Gone Wild" collaboration. You just finished reading Watch This: Madonna introduces Avicii at Ultra [...]
The news that Richie Hawtin and Deadmau5 would be performing a back-to-back set following their panel traveled rather quickly. It's not often (never?) that the two take the stage together and it was without a doubt one of the most talked about moments of SXSW. Although an official high quality video from the event has yet to hit the web, one lucky attendee was kind enough to upload an 11-minute snippet of their performance. It isn't much, but it does give us a glimpse into their techno takedown. [...]
Diplo's Blow Your Head debuted a month back on the large-scale media project Potato as a cultural biography series documenting the experiences of forward-thinking artists. While previous episodes have featured 3BallMTY , MikeQ , and Rusty Lazer, this week delves into the life of New York's Luca Venezia, or Drop the Lime. The Trouble & Bass founder discusses his early inspirations for the label, his plans of expansion, as well as his love for the Big Apple. There is a romantic outlook inherent in Venezia's words that evokes the deeper dimension to the Blow Your Head series [...]
With news of TomorrowWorld's leaked location pervading the blogosphere like wildfire, ID&T are being careful not to steal too much hype from the original Belgium-based location. Hence, the official pre-movie for Tomorrowland 2013 has been released today, and it's just as cinematic and fantastical as the previous Tomorrowland installments. As opposed to the massive Tomorrowland recap videos that have preceded it, 20132s official pre-movie puts extra emphasis on other aspects of the festival such as dining, camping and scenery, although the wide angle crowd shots are just as prevalent. Whether you're planning on attending the Belgium festival [...]
It was only last week that The M Machine released their Metropolis Part II EP , but just a few days later and they're back with the official music video for "Tiny Anthem." The cartoon animated video follows a female superhero as she embarks on an Alice and Wonderland type space adventure complete with kaleidoscopic visuals. There's no Mad Hatter or White Rabbit but there are trippy hippie aliens. Where most music videos fail, the directors of "Tiny Anthem" succeed. Rather than put together concert footage and call it a music video, Chet Knebel and [...]
The sea of electronic music is deep and vast, sparking endless amounts of creativity among it's most passionate proponents. Sure, most guys stick to CDJs and MPCs, but in the world of controllerism experimental artists are combining technology in unique and interesting ways. UK-Grammy nominee, j.viewz, shows us just how far you can take the concept, using electrical current and vegetables to recreate his track "Teardrop." While not practical for any real world use, it's undeniably cool. Who says you shouldn't play with your food? You just finished reading Watch This: j.viewz gives [...]
With festivals taking place in a variety of diverse and exotic locations it makes it easy for fans to kill two birds with one stone. Sunburn Goa is one such event, beckoning audiophiles to the golden shores of the Indian subcontinent. Last year Sunburn boasted six stages and a diverse lineup featuring artists like Afrojack , Armin van Burren , Carl Cox , John Dahlback and more. Check out the 9-minute after movie above and soak up the sunny vibes. You just finished reading Watch This: Sunburn Goa [...]
Want to see what the Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso were up to in 2007, before the hype of Swedish House Mafia began? Stockholm’s notorious F12 Terrassen outdoor club is where many of the famous Swedes' careers took off. It's small and intimate setting that allows for an up close and personal feel as captured by this video – just a little different from the shows they’re playing now. The pair play Prydz ’ “RYMD,” a testament to the fourth, “lost member” of SHM - Prydz parted ways with the group around the same time. Wish SHM still [...]
It has been a decade since Carl Cox brought his Global radio show, where he has became somewhat of a taste-maker to the worlds of acid house and techno, to the masses. His 500th episode landed at this year's Amsterdam Dance Event and the mini documentary above showcases this momentous occasion. Cox joins big names like Armin van Buuren and Tiesto in using mini documentaries like this to give fans an inside look at what goes on behind the scenes. The almost thirty minute video features cameos from Richie Hawtin and Fatboy Slim and gives a brief history of Carl himself [...]
Grammy-nominated producer Kaskade participated in an insightful Q&A session Sunday night at the Grammys . The ever eloquent DJ discussed his upcoming album, the responsibility of voting members, his love for deep house and, the elephant in the room, Al Walser . His next album, which remains without a confirmed title, is due in late spring or early summer following a tour slated to kick off in March. You just finished reading Watch This: Kaskade discusses his upcoming album, Al Walser, and deep house ! Consider leaving a comment!
Skrillex may have swept the Grammys before the show even got underway last night, but that didn't mean the party was over for dance music. Perhaps the night's most popular moment of face time for electronic acts came not during the ceremony, but during a commercial break. CoverGirl's newest poster women, Liv and Mim Nervo, broke down their DJ/songwriting career, the Grammys, and creativity in this minute-long, behind the scenes clip. Comparisons between DJing and nail polish aside, Nervo's Grammy ad put dance music on the national stage once again. You just finished reading [...]