We’ve decided to bring you a daily GDD™ Morning Update to keep you informed about music happenings. Today’s headlines include the CMJ Music Marathon lineup announcement, James Blake’s take on the emerging “frat-boy market,” the new Skrillex “Cell” light structure, and for all of you in Australia, the Field Day 2012 lineup! Read more after the jump…
The CMJ Music Marathon Lineup Announcement
First, if you are not familiar with the CMJ Music Marathon, here is some background information:
CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival is one of the world’s most important platforms for the discovery of new music and cutting-edge films. For five nonstop days and nights, CMJ features over 1300 live performances in more than 80 of New York City’s most storied nightclubs and theaters. In addition to killer performances and exciting films, CMJ 2011 will present over 70 informative panels with renowned speakers, an Entertainment Business Law Seminar and the much beloved College Day for college and non-commercial radio programmers. (via CMJ)
This year’s music marathon with be showcasing just under 900 up and coming artists. It is their most exhaustive lineup to date, which ensures a comprehensive industry event with an almost overwhelming variety of music available for the attendees. Catch the full listing of artists HERE.
James Blake on the emerging dubstep “frat-boy market”
“I think the dubstep that has come over to the US, and certain producers– who I can’t even be bothered naming– have definitely hit upon a sort of frat-boy market where there’s this macho-ism being reflected in the sounds and the way the music makes you feel. And to me, that is a million miles away from where dubstep started. It’s a million miles away from the ethos of it. It’s been influenced so much by electro and rave, into who can make the dirtiest, filthiest bass sound, almost like a pissing competition, and that’s not really necessary. And I just think that largely that is not going to appeal to women. I find that whole side of things to be pretty frustrating, because that is a direct misrepresentation of the sound as far as I’m concerned.” (via Pitchfork)
Dubstep in the US has generated a great deal of discussion, what is your take on the matter?
Skrillex’s “Cell” Light Structure
Skrillex is putting himself on the map in the visual market with his new “Cell” light structure that he debuted on his Mothership tour. Check out this video of the futuristic setup.
Field Day 2012
New Year’s day is going to be an excellent one for all of you in Australia. This eleventh edition of the festival will be headlined by Justice and Crystal Castles. Check out the announcement video for additional artists!