It’s been known for years that Europeans know how to throw a festival! Selling out in under ten minutes, this year’s Tomorrowland Festival boasts the most extensive electronic music lineup the dance community has ever seen. Kicking off today with the likes of Alesso, Steve Aoki, Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox and Avicii, Saturday will see coverage from Martin Solveig, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Trance heavyweight Paul Van Dyk. Wrapping up the event with sets from Afrojack, David Guetta and Dave Clark, the live stream looks to extend the experience of Europe’s largest Dance music festival to the world this weekend despite its sell-out status. Although none of those are my favorite artists from the lineup, all sets will be available for streaming after the broadcast through Revibe.
Archive for July, 2012
Our homie KROOKS is joining us for his first ‘KROOKS Report’:
It’s been a huge month-and-a-half for breakout production duo Disclosure since presenting their most substantial release to date, “The Face EP”, on Berlin/London based Greco-Roman Records. Initially released on 6.04.12 it’s taken a meteoric rise through beatport’s loosely categorized “electronica” section, landing it in the #1 spot in today’s Top-Ten. Dual vocalist Sinead Harnett and Ria Ritchie combine to conjure up the summer-ready Deep House shimmy of ‘Boiling’, and the Broken Beat-flavored chords and nimble drum programming of ‘What’s In Your Head’, both with Sinead Harnett on the A-side. Flipside they summon classic late ’90s vibes on the effervescent bubbler ‘Control’ starring Ria Ritchie, tipping out on a “sexier” House jaunt called ‘Lividup’. The huge support this album has seen across many different sub-genres of edm is a true testament to the “electronica genre” or “bass movement’s” ability to fit into a wide array of dance music sets and have the crowd grooving deep into the night. I strongly encouraging copping the album today and also digging deeper into the seemingly “wild-wild-west” of beatport.com that is “electronica.”