Archive | April, 2012

Welcome To Pleasure Dome

By DAVID LESER   There is a mysterious rock island off the south-west coast of Ibiza that is claimed to be one of the most magnetic points on earth. It is called Es Vedrà and, according to legend, this is where the sirens of Homer’s epic poems once lured sailors to their doom with songs of […]

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Cadillac Covers Daft Punk

Covering something from Daft Punk’s legendary, and frankly untouchable, ‘Discovery album? That’s a pretty brave act. Let’s see how Australian Dreamwavey Indie-Electro outfit Cadillac tackle this huge, and dangerous feat. ‘Too Long’ is one of the most vocal tracks Daft Puck have ever done, so it’s probably the best choice for a band to cover and Cadillac do […]

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Future Music Festival 2012: The Highlights

Relive some of what was Future Music Festival’s biggest year yet with the video below. Until next year, well done Australia. Thanks for being a part of it. “You’re not a shy lot” Fatboy Slim “It’s very wild out there… more so than anywhere else in the world” Gym Class Heroes. “They’re from hell, they’re […]

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And Lincoln Had a Secretary Named Deadmau5…

By BEN SISARIO This is a tale of two Joel Zimmermans. In Thursday’s paper I wrote about how the growing popularity — and profitability — of major dance music festivals like Ultra and Electric Daisy Carnival had begun to attract the interest of corporations and Wall Street investors. Since the article ran, a number of readers have contacted […]

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Shakin’ Booty with J Phlip

Berlin-based, Illinois-born Jessica Phillipe, a booty-shaking lady who goes by the name J Phlip, will be joining the dirtybird team in London this weekend for the next leg of their BBQ Spring tour.  Gracing our fair capital is the largest line-up of the entire tour with Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Julio Bashmore, Eats Everything, Catz & Dogz, Breach (Ben […]

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11-year-old DJ Sets World Record For The Most Songs Mixed In A Minute

As the world’s youngest DJ, 11-year-old Jack Hill has spun an impressive list of accomplishments from his decks. Now, the pint-sized schoolboy – who had to stand on a box to reach the equipment when he began helping his dad DJ aged three – has managed to notch up his fifth world record. Despite suffering […]

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Kraftwerk Limited Edition Catalog Box Set Coming April 10

    In conjunction with Kraftwerk’s series of concerts next week at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the pioneering German techno band has assembled a limited edition box set with remastered editions of eight of the group’s studio albums. It’s essentially the same set released in 2009, repackaged in a black box and released as a […]

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Pretty Lights Performance

A New Wave Of Rave: Electronic Dance Music Gets The Party Started, 2012-Style

by Jessica Steinhoff In October 1992, nearly 1,000 music fans were arrested at a rave in Milwaukee’s Third Ward, sparking a controversy about electronic dance music and its purported influence on young people. In those days, DJs spun records imported from Europe as crowds in warehouses danced until sunrise, glow sticks raised. After the raid, promotional […]

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