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 the changing tides and historic themes of electronic music in New York. Interviewees include FaltyDL, Anthony Parasole, L.I.E.S’s Ron Morelli, and the planners of Mister Saturday Night, Blkmarket Membership, Output, and Mister Saturday Night.Posted by
Max Cooper, a UK producer recently named #13 on Resident Advisor‘s top live acts of the year, is joining forces with Canadian band Braids for the first EP release off a new label named FIELDS. The Conditions One EP explores the concept of the human condition, speaking about two greatly different topics in the tracks “Automaton” and “Pleasures.” “Automaton,” the track we’ll be sharing with you today, is “an attempt to show how humans are essentially deterministic, trapped in a set of predictable reactions to their environment, their upbringing, their lives.” The track is a glitchy piece of electronica highlighting Braid’s vocals through a dreamy and atmospheric sensibility.
Best of the Rest is a daily feature from Dancing Astronaut that recaps the most important posts of the day as well as the stuff we didn’t get to. With the rapidity that dance music news and releases come out it’s difficult for us to hit everything — we hope BOTR serves as a catch-all. Make sure to check it out at the end of each day to ensure you don’t miss anything!
Today’s Good Morning Mix provides a glimpse into the wonderful world that is everything Lee Burridge — when listening to one of his sets you’ll get deep house, techno, breakbeats, acid house, and even trancey sounds. Lee Burridge may have showed up on the 39th slot on this year‘s Resident Advisor top 100 DJ list, but he’s probably been appearing on the list longer than some of the other entrants have been walking.
There’s something to be said for longevity and consistency, and we’re saying it about Lee. Burridge manages to demonstrate the traditional role of the DJ as connoisseur; delivering rare gems we could never find on our own but still make us move onto the floor. Do some exploring of your own through this recent live set of his from Bucharest’s Kristal Glam Club and if you find yourself in San Francisco, Chicago, or New York towards the end of the month, check out one of his upcoming shows.
The underground has weighed in on 2012. Resident Advisor‘s annual poll came out today and, per usual, its overlaps with DJ Mag Top 100 are few and far between.
This year saw American techno transplant Seth Troxler ascend to the poll’s coveted pinnacle, while Richie Hawtin‘s unprecedented CNTRL: Beyond EDM tour and eye-opening ENTER Ibiza debut buoyed the M-nus boss into the number-two slot. Eclectic Berlin producer Dixon, Crosstown Rebels darling Maceo Plex, and Klockworks owner Ben Klock round up the rest of the top-five, respectively, while Hot Creations boss and last year’s number-one Jamie Jones clocks in at the sixth spot. Hawtin’s CNTRL comrade Loco Dice, Chilean-German sensation Ricardo Villalobos, Tale of Us, and London deep house hot-shot Maya Jane Coles fill out the rest of the top ten.
For the full list of rankings and rationales, check out the poll results here.Posted by
It’s been a busy year for the 25-year-old wunderkind, Maya Jane Coles. For the second year running, she’s made the top 10 on Resident Advisors Top 100 Poll, has released a slew of lasting tracks, and rocked crowds at festivals and music venues alike with her definable brand of stirring deep house music. Ahead of her new label called I Am Me Recordings, Maya previews a four-track EP that ranges from down-tempo to peak-time house. The highly anticipated track “Over,” that we first heard on her Essential Mix last year, will finally see a release; along with “Easier To Hide” — the title track of the EP — and two other tracks that feature predominately her own vocals. (more…)Posted by