After two days of scorching sun, the earlier part of our third day in Indio was spent much the same way – glued to the tents where Paul Kalkbrenner, Paul Oakenfold, Hardwell, Eric Prydz, Joris Voorn, James Blake, Pretty Lights, Maya Jane Coles, Loco Dice, Jamie Jones, and Richie Hawtin would deliver some of the days stand out performances. As the day wore on the wind picked up, transforming the polo grounds into a massive dust storm, tearing through the campsites with a vengeance.
“In Da House Tonight” is a new collaboration between a big international house music star of the last few years and a seasoned pioneer of the genre. Riva Starr and DJ Sneak both bring to the table layers on pounding straight up house loops, classic disco strings, and flavors of tribal percussions to the track, out today on Riva Starr’s Snatch! Records. Sneak is on the vocals with an undeniable Puerto Rican flavor and Riva (real name Stefano Miele) heads up the production side and once again demonstrates exactly why everyone from A-Trak to Usher wants a piece of his exuberant ear for house beats.
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You can always count on the mau5-masked crusader for insightful and honest commentary. In a candid interview with the editorial director of Billboard, Deadmau5 discusses the state of EDM, DJ Sneak, his mom, Forbes’ highest-paid DJs list, and more. When asked whether he feels protective of the genre he said,
“Scenes don’t evolve. There is no electronic music scene that has just kind of done this and done all that. Otherwise…DJ Sneak would be doing really cool shit right now. [He] came in today, 2o years laters, and says, ‘Yo. Fuck all this shit. This isn’t real house music.’ Yes, we know it was a 909 and a this and an old sample, great. That was a scene and that had a scene but you can’t drag that on and superimpose that onto what’s been moved and changed. What do you go down to a fucking river and beat your clothes on a rock and you’re gonna hate on me because I use a washing machine. Scenes aren’t too important to me.”
Deadmau5 reminds us in this interview that while he may sometimes make inflammatory statements, he usually has a point.
“I have some thoughts on that.” – Deadmau5
Click past the break for part two of the interview.
Luciano’s Vagabundos parties at Pacha Ibiza have already become the stuff of legend, but he’s also been making waves down the road at Ushuaia. His Thursday poolside residency was a smash hit last year, and if this video is any indication, he’s taken outdoor clubbing to delightful new heights in year two. With guest appearances by Laurent Garnier, Chicago house legend Derrick Carter, DJ Sneak, and deep house’s golden child Maya Jane Coles, Luciano certainly knows how to curate a good time. If you needed another reason why you should be saving every penny until you can afford the trip to Ibiza, this is it.Posted by
It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of everything Toolroom here at DA. If you share our obsession with tech house, then Toolroom TV should be required viewing. If don’t share our obsession with tech house, here’s your chance to turn your life around.
The half-hour web series is a fascinating look behind the scenes at the label, featuring club footage, artist interviews, and tons of excellent tracks. Episode 1 celebrated Toolroom’s fifth anniversary at the Brixton Academy, and Episode 2 expands the narrative, taking us to Miami Music week. At the DJ Mag pool party, we catch up with the lovely Cassy and SHM-killer DJ Sneak. Russian DJ/producer Nina Kraviz talks about her love for men in that slightly unsettling but nonetheless attractive manner that many Eastern European women have. We also hear from Alex Kenji, Sander van Doorn, Mark Knight (swoon), and our favorite bespectacled Brit, Funkagenda. Bonus appearances from Sasha and James Zabiela. (more…)Posted by
Amsterdam Dance Event, the world’s largest dance music conference, returns to the Dutch capital from October 17th to 21st. Now in its 17th edition, the sheer scale of the conference and accompanying nocturnal club festival is mind boggling — this year some 700 DJs, 3,000 panelists and 140,000 fans from 62 countries are expected to make the pilgrimage.
Today, some major dance heavyweights announced their parties, and if you’re a techno fan, you’ll be licking your lips. The Westergasfabriek venue looks like the place to be – On Wednesday, Fatboy Slim, Christian Varela, Nicole Moudaber, and Charlie Hedges will support Carl Cox at his Global 500 event there. On Thursday, Adam Beyer will present his Drumcode party, while on Friday, Richie Hawtin will bring Dubfire, Loco Dice, and others to realize his ENTER concept. Green Velvet and SHM-killer DJ Sneak will join British techno baron Dave Clarke at a separate venue, Melkweg, on Friday.
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Music Radar caught up with Steve Angello during a studio session in London and responded to some questions regarding the future of SHM. Interestingly, Angello seems just about uncertain about the future as the rest of us.
Update: We have been contacted by Size Records and have complied with requests to remove details from Music Radar’s article. We have re-edited article since its initial posting.
“This article has never been agreed or approved with music radar from Size Records LLC and does not quote Steve Angello both directly or indirectly and is a total fabrication and does not represent the views of Steve Angello, SIZE Records LLC or any of our agents or representatives especially in regards to anything associated with the business of Swedish House Mafia.”