Last night, dance music royalty, Fatboy Slim, played probably his most unique gig of his career — a music charity benefit inside the walls of the House of Commons in London adjacent to the river Thames. While the attendees of the event were far away from Fatboy Slim’s usual neon-clad clubbers (Fatboy Slim admits that he expected to see some “bad Dad dancing from the MPs”), the fact that this event actually happened is a milestone in dance music history, as nearly 2 decades ago a law was passed inside the same building that outlawed some forms of dance music events and put a serious damper on underground clubbing in the British capital. With this successful charity event under its belt, who knows what kind of shenanigans might happen in the historic building in years ahead.
In celebration of the event as well as the release of his new documentary on his massive Big Beach Bootique 5 event, Mr. Cook has given us a fun new bootleg to get everyone ready for his upcoming performances at BOTH weekends of Ultra Music Festival in Miami this month. Check it below.
Our friends, The M Machine, recently released Part II of their epic debut album, Metropolis, a week ago today on OWSLA, and this afternoon, they’ve unveiled the brilliantly animated music video for “Tiny Anthem” — the downtempo, vocal-driven, and ruminative third track on Metropolis Part II. It’s difficult to build a concept around releases in dance music in this age, and we applaud The M Machine and those involved for truly creating art across multiple mediums with this release. Pick it up on Beatport.
In this exclusive video interview with Scion A/V, Felix Cartal discusses his personal approach to music and how the song “Tonight” featuring Mya came to fruition. Check out more great video footage on the Scion A/V YouTube page.
VERSUS was our humble weekly event @ The Central in Santa Monica, CA over the past 2 years. We’re sad to have it come to an end, but we sent it off proper with a biblical b2b set from Skrillex x Congorock x Crookers x 12th Planet, along with Doorly and our very own Bones. We thank everyone for all the memories, never forget what we’ve built.
Major Lazer has become a movement. Amidst touring the world with their massive collective and spreading the noise, Mad Decent chief Diplo and his new partners in crime Jillionaire and Walshy Fire teamed up this year with UK bass aficionado Flux Pavilion to create “Jah Not Partial,” putting the Rasta spirit into a heavy dub driven anthem. The music video for the track premiered today, focusing on the life & times of the group at festivals and road trips far and wide. Oh, Mister Marshall…
Whiiite‘s debut EP, Whiiite Begins, has truly put this producer on the map. Shrouded in darkness and mystery, Whiiite brings an amalgam of bass music in his productions and performances, and the range of genres has opened wider with 6 new remixes of the initial release. You’ll hear bits of Electro, Techno, Dubstep, Trap, and more in the remix EP — featuring new takes from Vandalism & Mr. Fluff, Calvertron, Sharooz, ETC!ETC!, Protohype, and a free Big Room-er from our buddy Fyor which you can grab below. Pick up the whole thing on Beatport now.
Rogue Vogue is back with another feel-good track titled “Feel Love,” which he’s giving away as a free download along with an amazing music video utilizing vintage footage from what seems to be the best party ever. A master at finding samples, RV once again turns some classic vocals into a vibey, Disco House jam. If you need some new dance moves to add to the arsenal for this weekend, watch the video and you’ll be sure to find some new ways to shake it. √+