Now in its 25th year and still drawing thousands of artists, industry professionals and fans from across the globe, Amsterdam Dance Event remains crucial to the industry calendar. With a considerably more ‘work’ focused agenda than its American cousins, the play-hard factor of ADE remains a huge pull to labels, artists and even fans looking to get stuck in amongst this professional dance mecca. For 2013, however, the festival agenda has flown into positive overdrive. With a record number of parties from across the industry spectrum set to keep heads from pillows throughout the conference, our editors banded together to scope the events you should be hitting across the five-day event. (more…)Posted by
One of the most important constituents of being a DJ (if not the most important) is song selection, and anyone who has seen Fatboy Slim live knows this is where he excels. Norman Cook’s knowledge and appreciation for music is vast. The English visionary is just as likely to drop an obscure latin house track as he is Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” While a few months back Cook treated us to a clean mashup of “I Feel Love” and “Rolling in the Deep,” today Fatboy goes festive with a mashup of the Cube Guys and Luciana’s “Jump” over Gary Beck’s delectable techno track “Get Down.” The result is an impeccably rhythmic edit with a catchy mirthful charm, available for free from Fatboy Slim’s SoundCloud.
For a deeper look into the mind of Norman Cook, check out his latest DVD recapping Big Beach Boutique 5.Posted by
Toolroom Records‘ latest outing is a bouncy and uplifting tech house cut from Spanish producer ATFC & Italian duo The Cube Guys. The track, titled “Work,” is a signature Toolroom release, checking all of the boxes to make a bonafide Miami Music Week poolside groover. With the Miami festivities closing in, expect this track to get playtime from some of the tech house world’s heavyweights. “Work” is quite a testament that these veteran producers still have what it takes to make a pure house gem. Take a listen and purchase after the break.