After admiring each other’s work from afar for years, Moby and Mark Lanegan finally put their heads together on “The Lonely Night,” originally released as a limited edition 7″ for Record Store Day last weekend. The entire remix package was released digitally this week, including contributions from Photek and an edit by Moby himself, but the remix by veteran Gregor Tresher is the one really getting a full rinse on the speakers since its release.
You may be slowly trying to sooth post-Coachella depression, or you may be scouring to catch up on everything you missed from last weekend’s event in Indio. Either way, this morning we invite you to indulge in full on rave with Moby and his 75 minute Coachella set from this year. The set is hard-hitting, the set is euphoric, this set is nothing but a full on party for your ears. Moby performed at the first Coachella in 1999 and this year, he proved he’s still got it.
Coachella’s Saturday lineup presented a new host of conflicts, while the Sahara and Yuma tents remained stacked with impressive talent, elsewhere in the festival some of most remixed indie bands in dance music were also performing. The Sahara Tent hosted Baauer, Kill The Noise, Bingo Players, Fedde Le Grand, Moby, while Yuma created refuge for fans of 2 Bears and Julio Bashmore. Rather than stay confined to the two dance music tents as promised, we explored the Polo grounds.
The Coachella Arts and Music Festival has been host to some of the most groundbreaking talent in music throughout its 15 year history. Although relatively modest, this year’s electronic dance music presence at Coachella is the largest since its 1999 debut. Staying true to form, Goldenvoice’s bookings represent some of the most exciting artists in electronic music today – a group whose talents extend across a broad swathe of sound and styles. With the 2013 lineup heavily expanding its electronic offerings, we felt it only appropriate to share our must-see picks from the viewpoint of four fans heading out to Indio for the type of musical experience only three days in the desert could provide.
Chicago’s premiere dance music event has finally announced its 2013 lineup. Headlined by Bassnectar, Calvin Harris and Moby the festival boasts over 50 artists representing a variety of dance music’s most popular genres. The legendary Crystal Method also make an appearance as well as sets from Wolfgang Gartner, Paul Oakenfold, Dirty South, Boys Noize and more. Leaning heavily towards the heavier sounds of electro, dub, and trap, Spring Awakening is a festival not for the faint of heart.
Tommy Trash had spread the love a little early this week, giving away one of his signature monster mashups. Caught on Trashed Radio last fall, Tommy’s Moby vs Empire Of The Sun “After A Dream” bootleg has the impeccable beat matching we’ve come to expect and now sounds even better served free. Throwing in a dash of reworked Moby instrumentals, a smattering of Empire Of The Sun’s catchy vocals and a whole lot of electro, Tommy has once again managed to turn two olds into a new.
The Chicago-based Spring Awakening Music Festival is back for its second year, and early bird tickets are on sale now. The festival is expanding from two to three days and is set to take place Friday, June 14th through Sunday, June 16th at Soldier Field (rave in a football stadium!). The early bird ticket for this three day festival is now set at a very reasonable $65 price. Last year the lineup featured powerhouse headliner names like Skrillex, Afrojack, Moby, Diplo, A-Trak, Ferry Corsten, and Markus Schulz –to name a few. Between this, the newly announced EDC Chicago, and Lollapalooza, Chicago is shaping up to be a veritable festival city this season.
UPDATE: First round of early bird tickets are now sold out.
Some of you may be using your holidays to light the menorah, trim the tree, or eat an obscene amount of peppermint bark but Fatboy Slim makes us mixes. Last year, Norm released a free mix to celebrate Christmas cheer and we’re taking another listen this year as a lead-up to the 2012 holidays. This is a DJ mix in the traditional sense; Norm throws in the old and new, telling a story suited for both commercial and underground ears along the way. We’ve got Queen, Riva Starr, Beardyman, Azealia Banks, Afrojack, Bart B More & Harvard Bass, Grandmaster Flash, and Moby all woven together into a neat little Fatboy Slim tapestry of sound. It’s high energy and never misses a beat — take a listen for yourself below.
Dance music’s presence in last year’s Grammy awards was undeniable, marking the first time a DJ had been nominated for the Best New Artist category. The DJs and producers who were big in our world had finally crossed over into mainstream relevance by way of Skrillex’s five nominations and three wins. This year, Skrillex received three nods, each in the categories he won last year. Diplo’s nomination for Best Producer is also an accolade that is long overdue. Only three highly-recognizable dance music artists were nominated in 2012, but this time around there’s a much healthier selection.
Click below the jump to find out who made the cut and in which categories — prepare to be surprised.
Today is Thanksgiving. It’s a time to give thanks for good health, good friends, good family, and, of course, good music. We thought we’d take the time to pay tribute to our favorite parts of dance music culture on this day of thanks, not only for the guys who slave over turntables while we get to party, but for the dance music scene in general and its constantly expanding fanbase. This one’s for the EDM acts that put their heart and soul into it, the clubs that go all out every night of the week, and the people who live and breathe house music. It’s the least we can do.