Off the back of a hero’s welcome for his Cirez D moniker at this year’s WMC, Eric Prydz returns with a double-dose of his darker side for his Mouseville imprint’s 18th release. Initially premiered between his Radio One Essential Mix and subsequent appearance at Coachella, this long-overdue return strikes deep and driving techno maneuvers from the outset. Where “Thunderstuck” underpins the building velocity his darker moniker has consistently summoned, “Drums In The Deep” ornaments an otherwise outlandish spree of edgy yet whole-bodied anthems from Cirez D. The jury is in; Eric Prydz looks to maintain his title as one of the more dexterous European icons to bless electronic dance music to date. (more…)Posted by
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.
Two electronic music heavyweights came together during WMC at Villa 221 to put on a performance only memorable enough for a WMC occasion. Seth Troxler and Tiga, two names that sit atop the DJ pyramid, combined their DJ dexterity for a two-hour voyage of the most forward-thinking and innovative sounds in dance music. If you follow the two on Twitter you know their not just acquaintances through the same field of work but actually pretty affable towards one another. The set is almost like two kids trying to out do each other with each track — in the most playful may possible, of course. It’s not often a set like this gets recorded so cherish the moment and hit play.Posted by
In place of our normal weekly Editors’ Selections, we decided we’d share with you our staff’s greatest memories of Miami Music Week 2013. We were on the ground at Ultra both weekends, all over pool decks, rooftops, yachts, buses, clubs, and cabanas — trying to soak in as many experiences (and DJ sets) as we possibly could. Everyone had that magic moment, that one thing they’ll be able to recall twenty years down the line. Read on to relive with us.
Bowling may seem an odd choice for an extra-curricular WMC outing given Miami’s reputation for glamour and hedonism, but not so for the lovable mess of misfits at San Francisco’s tech funk label Dirtybird. A sacrosanct safe haven for eclectic personalities and sounds, the label is known for being just as forward-thinking as it is, well, fun. On WMC Wednesday, a local Lucky Strike became ground zero for the label artists and lucky attendees aboard the MOX Bus, which featured such daily “takeovers” by various labels throughout the week.
For those in the know, the Red Bull Guest House (aka the Dream South Beach Hotel on every other week of the year) was a WMC hot spot this year for catching marquee talents in an intimate setting populated by sunbathing models and A-list onlookers. With eye-opening lineups featuring the likes and labels of Skrillex, A-Trak, and Boys Noize, the poolside performance spot mostly catered to more new-school genres like electro, dubstep and trap over the course of the past week.
Now that the festivities of Miami have come and gone, it’s time to relive the memories with the plethora of live sets strewn about the internet. Today’s Good Morning Mix is from Dancing Astronaut favorite Hot Since 82′s Subliminal Pool Party set at the Shelborne Hotel. He offers up proper pool time groovers like his own “Like You” and Nakadia’s “Flying Blue” – creating a timeless and relaxed party vibe, exactly what a WMC pool party should be about. Press play and let the post-Miami depression be soothed by the tunes of Hot Since 82.Posted by
With Miami Music Week now in full swing, there is never going to be a shortage of parties. None, however, are quite as unique as Tuesday’s 2GTHR event, hosted by BPM. The concept: nine back to back sets from a selection of some of the best veterans and promising young talent in the underground scene today. The Surfcomber Hotel is hosting parties all week, but this was truly one of a kind.
Ahh March. That lovely time of the year when all eyes are on Miami, and all ears are deluged by a veritable tidal wave of strategically timed compilations. With all the sonic selections floating around, it can be difficult to separate the wheat from the chaffe. Luckily, there are some labels one can always count on.
Boys Noize Records showcases some of the most exciting and innovative talent that the electro house genre has to offer, and its Winter Music Conference compilation is no slouch in representing it. Its 2013 installment ranges from groovy helpings of electro funk from such usual suspects as Bart B More to grittier growlers like Etnik’s crushing “Celsius.” Given the idiosyncratic brilliance of its owner, it’s no surprise that the label includes some some wonderfully weird tunes as well, from the modulated throbbing pulses of Housemeister’s “Discoknutschen” to the ambient schizophrenia of BS1′s “Mists of Time.”
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The Opium Group, the conglomerate representing Miami clubs Mansion, Cameo, Set, and Mokai, has just announced their first phase of Miami Music Week parties. So far Opium has only shared details about these eight shows at four clubs for the week of March 19 through March 24th, but there are sure to be many more events dribbling in the lead up to Ultra, WMC, and MMW. There’s a little something for everyone: Afrojack and his Jacked party, John Digweed and Bedrock, Umek and his 1605 crew, James Zabiela and Born Electric homies, John Dahlback and other Mutants, and Arty, Morgan Page, and Robbie Rivera to boot. Bring it on Miami.Posted by