• EDC Vegas officially announced with trailer video
• Listen: Full 90-minute Deadmau5 set
• Watch: Flying Lotus creates a new audiovisual show
• Richie Hawtin: “EDM should be retitled Electronic Pop Music”
• Hot Natured debut live show in London
EDC Vegas officially announced with trailer video
Listen: Full 90-minute Deadmau5 set
Last week, Deadmau5 sat down for an interview with US internet radio station KCRW and talked-up his new live show concept. “At this festival in Canada called The Veld, everyone thought it was going to be the new stage,” he teased. “But we couldn’t do the production we really wanted. It’s so hard not to drop what [the new stage concept] is. It is so bloody amazing, and I can’t believe no one has thought of it.” That interview preceded an intimate Los Angeles show for 200 fans at Sonos Studio in Hollywood, which along with the interview all took place with the cameras rolling. US site Magnetic Mag streamed the interview portion of the video last week, but KCRW have been holding onto the live set for just a little while longer.
But bright and early tomorrow morning (and we mean early), KCRW is finally steaming Deadmau5’s full 90-minute set. From 5.15am tomorrow morning AEST, you can head to the KCRW website to watch the DJ set as part of the station’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” show. It might not be the full live shebang Joel Zimmerman talked up his plans for in the interview, but he did manage to squeeze a mini version of his signature LED-panelled cube onto the set.
If you want a sneak peek at what to expect tomorrow morning, KCRW have released a portion of the set – a one song video of Zimmerman dropping the Tommy Trash remix of The Veldt (sans mau5head) which you can watch below. So to kick your Friday morning off in a big way, set your alarm and head here from 5.15am tomorrow to catch the stream.
UPDATE: If you missed the bright-and-early broadcast this morning, you’re in luck; scroll down for the full 90 minute recording of Deadmau5’s set, followed by video.
Watch: Flying Lotus creates a new audiovisual show
With help from Red Bull Music Academy, electronic adventurer Flying Lotus has created an audiovisual show that gels with his weird and wonderful music. The L.A. beatmaker has set out to tour his new album, Until The Quiet Comes, bringing the ‘Layer 3’ experience to concert halls in the UK, U.S. and Europe. Visual artists Strangeloop and Timeboy collaborated on the distinctive look of his show, which utilises three transparent curtains and front-and-rear projectors to “transport FlyLo into outer dimensions”. Red Bull has made a slick video of the ‘Layer 3’ concept in the lead-up to a packed-out show in New York, which you can watch below.
While the results are certainly mesmerising, FlyLo admits that the audiovisual thing has been an adjustment. “Playing inside there is kinda crazy, ‘cause I’m used to being really close to everyone and being able to see everything,” he says in the video. “But it’s a little difficult at the moment. In a way, it’s kind of cool, because I can really get inside my head with it and not worry if everyone’s going apeshit or not. I can just zone out and tell the story I want to tell. It really feels magical when you see it.”
Flying Lotus is keeping his Until The Quiet Comes tour rolling throughout November. Next Friday, he’s set to join a staggering line-up at Manchester’s Warehouse Project for the RBMA showcase, playing alongside Squarepusher, Jamie XX, Martyn, Lapalux, Thundercat, Krystal Klear, Illum Sphere, DJ Shadow, Shed, Prosumer, Pearson Sound, Ben UFO and more. Oh, for a teleporter.
After he’s done with Europe, the producer will take the long haul down under for a string of New Year’s shows. While we doubt ‘Layer 3’ will come with him, at least the next-level music is guaranteed.
Richie Hawtin: “EDM should be retitled Electronic Pop Music”
Last night the first episode of DJ Hangouts aired on Mixmag TV.
We spoke to Richie Hawtin and Loco Dice live and direct from Washington DC, where the pair were preparing for the latest show on their CNTRL: Beyond EDM tour.
Hawtin and Dice have arranged a set of dates during which they give lectures by day and play DJ sets by night. Hawtin told Mixmag TV that it’s an attempt to “go beyond the [North American] definition of EDM, which we feel is a little bit too tight,” before explaining that the duo want the tour to “inspire, educate and entertain.”
“[EDM] should be retitled EPM, electronic pop music,” Hawtin went on to say. “That’s basically what, especially over in North America, people are hearing,” he added, “we want to throw away the D or the P and just introduce people to electronic music.”
That’s the kind of mission statement that underpins what Hawtin and Dice are currently doing.
Hawtin said: “We wanted to come over here, support this [EDM] expansion and show the kids what we’re doing.”
The pair went on to talk about how they’re looking to introduce more people to their brand of underground dance music and also about their upcoming date in New York on Saturday. The lecture has been cancelled however the gig at Webster Hall will go on.
Watch the full episode of DJ Hangouts with Richie Hawtin and Loco Dice on Mixmag TV below.
Hot Natured debut live show in London
Hot Natured will play their first ever live show on April 13th, 2013 in London.
Hot Natured began as a production outfit from Hot Creations founders Lee Foss andJamie Jones. Earlier this year, the duo brought two more artists into the fold: Luca C.and Ali Love, both of whom are now official members of the group. They’ll be making their live debut at a London edition of Paradise, Jones’ summer residency at DC-10 in Ibiza. Hot Natured will get DJ support from Infinity Ink, PBR streetgang and Hot Creations staple Richy Ahmed, plus more artists who have yet to be announced. Jones and Foss will both DJ on the night as well.
The party’s happening at the O2 Academy. Tickets are available here on RA.