Category: FEATURES

ANOTHER GREAT YEAR FOR KERRI CHANDLER

“I hear things in pieces.” Kerri Chandler is on the phone in his studio, talking about how he processes music after thirty-plus years in the game. “The only stuff I can hear normally is acoustic recordings, because I know how they’re…

HOUSE HEAD JACQUES RENAULT FINALLY RELEASES DEBUT LP

Jacques Renault plays NYC’s The Lodge alongside Walker & Royce this Saturday, 5th December. Secret location, limited tickets. Facebook event / Tickets here. —- House may have been christened by Chicago’s The Warehouse, but it was New York’s underground that really…

DIRTYBIRD CAMPOUT: BEST FESTIVAL EVER?

Best. Festival. Experience. Ever. Comradery and community are back in the electronic music scene thanks to the Dirtybird Campout. The first-ever edition of the event made its smashing debut at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, California, about an hour south of Los Angeles.  True to its…

10 TRACKS THAT INSPIRED GTA

The sonic palettes of Van Toth and JWLS, the producer/DJs behind Miami-based duo GTA, were not always united. Individually, the two have very different sounds but after connecting via SoundCloud and Facebook in 2010, the tech house from Matt Van Toth’s world met the hip-hop that drove productions of his now-partner Julio Mejia (JWLS), gave way to something else entirely.   With their very first…

TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2015

Could 2015 be officially declared the year of the debut LP? The Revenge, Romare, Hunee, Nocturnal Sunshine are just a few acts who’ve taken the plunge into dance LP oblivion for the first time this year and, as a result,…

WE TAKE A LOOK BACK AT ADE 2015

Whether industry hack, diehard dance fan or something in between, there’s little doubt that Amsterdam Dance Event is a must-do. Kicking off every October in the pristine Dutch capital, ADE celebrated its 20th year in 2015, touting their biggest and…

GREG WILSON'S DISCOTHEQUE ARCHIVES #9

We’ve drafted in Greg Wilson, the former electro-funk pioneer, nowadays a leading figure in the global disco/re-edits movement and respected commentator on dance music and popular culture, to bring us four random nuggets of history; highlighting a classic DJ, label,…