Thanks to the party-starting peeps over at Mad Decent, it's likely our ears will never be void of free music. The label's latest contribution premiered this morning on its blog, Mad Decent Worldwide Radio #60 - Major Lazer Mix. The DJ set is actually a completely live affair that Diplo did a short while back in Chernobyl, and contains tracks from Rusko, Robyn, Ludacris, Jay Z, Ciara, and more. On his track selection, Diplo noted, "[They're] just some things I'm feeling. Read more »
Now in its fifth week of celebrations for its 20th year of releasing independent electronic music, Ninja Tune has offered up this free download of DJ mix history. Back in 1991 on New Year's Eve, two young DJ/producers named Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann (who was recently featured in XLR8R's pages) walked into Coldcut's Kiss FM studios on Holloway Rd. Read more »
For its fourth annual sea-faring shindig, NYC disco-minded music and clothing label Wurst will bring fellow city dwellers Neurotic Drum Band (pictured above), Robot Blair and David Bruno of People Don't Dance No More NYC, and its own My Cousin Roy on board to DJ, drink, and dance with partygoers upon the high seas. Read more »
Dubstep producer Benga has a new video out for his "Baltimore Clap" stomper, and it is best described as an animated-yet-dark romp through a clap factory, replete with machines that rip creatures' arms off to create ass-smacking whirligigs and observation jars full of dismembered hands. Read more »
Belgium's 10 Days Off festival has announced the lineup of its 2010 edition, and with names like The Knife, Guy Gerber, Jesse Rose, and Kerri Chandler (pictured) making appearances, techno heads have yet another festival to attend. Even those more inclined towards UK funky and bass music will have Mount Kimbie, Benga, and Joy Orbison to bob their heads to. Check out the official site for more details and ticket info. Read more »
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