10 posts tagged with dancemusic by empath.
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Daft Punk is virtually playing at my house.

BE-AT.TV features live DJ performances from around the planet. It also has a huge archive of shows. It's currently featuring live performances from the BPM festival in Mexico.
posted by empath on Jan 8, 2014 - 14 comments

Random Access Memories

With Daft Punk's new album coming out, The Creators Project is interviewing their collaborators about their careers, production and playing techniques and working with Daft Punk.
  • Giorgio Moroder
  • Todd Edwards
  • Nile Rogers

  • posted by empath on Apr 12, 2013 - 39 comments

    "On a moonless night, we watched the stars..."

    This week's Essential Mix features the 23 year old musical prodigy Mat Zo who takes you on a 70-track tour through almost every genre of uptempo dance music over the course of two hours, beautifully tied together with poetic quotes from Carl Sagan's Cosmos.
    posted by empath on Feb 13, 2013 - 24 comments

    Music is the answer.

    Do you like listening to DJ mixes? The Mixes DB has tens of thousands of them, going back 30 years, broken down by genre, radio show, club, artist. Most pages have the mix embedded. Here are the most popular. [more inside]
    posted by empath on Oct 25, 2011 - 25 comments

    It's All Gone Pete Tong

    The top 50 dance records of the past 20 years. -- as selected by BBC radio DJs and 'industry leaders' and mixed by Jaguar Skills.
    posted by empath on Mar 23, 2011 - 99 comments

    A brief musical history of Garage

    In the waning days of the Disco era, Larry Levan crafted a new style of dance music, which, like House music in Chicago, came to be named after the nightclub where it was most played, the Paradise Garage. Garage music may have started with disco, but over the decades, it's evolved in some surprising ways: [more inside]
    posted by empath on Oct 27, 2009 - 62 comments

    Reach For the Lasers

    The bastard offspring of New Age, Techno, Industrial and Acid House, trance is one of the most popular and most maligned musical genres of the 21st century. Trance can be bombastic or delicate, psychedelic or rock and roll, spacey or deep, euphoric or dark, commercial or underground, lush or funky, melodic or monotone, hard or laid back. You can try making some yourself with this toy, or go in depth with this tutorial. You can find it online, but if you want to really experience it, you need to hear it at a club.
    posted by empath on Jan 16, 2008 - 184 comments

    Music Blog Round-up

    Like free music? Like Blogs? Try putting them together: To start, search Hype Machine and Elbo.ws to find music you like. Then start following the links and blog-rolls, and before you know it, you'll have dozens of blogs just begging to give you songs to download. If you like indy dance music like I do, here are some blogs to get you started: Digital Eargasm, Missing Toof, Palms Out Sounds, These Rocks Pop, Kiss Atlanta, Resonator Magazine, Fluo Kids, Discobelle, Disconap
    posted by empath on Sep 21, 2007 - 24 comments

    See You On the Other Side

    Mark Spoon, best known as half of German trance duo Jam & Spoon, was found dead today, apparently of a heart attack at age 41. Jam and Spoon aren't well known in the mainstream, but they almost single handedly invented the dance music genre today known as "Progressive Trance" with their early 90s singles "Stella" and "Age of Love" (Short MP3 samples).
    posted by empath on Jan 12, 2006 - 38 comments

    Last Night an LJ saved my life.

    Traditionally, (video) a DJ uses two turntables, but recently a series of new products has challenged the primacy of vinyl. While local record shops have been closing left and right, online stores have begun offering digital downloads. One digital-only outlet recently sold their 1,000,000th mp3. And now, a new store has taken the DJ completely out of the equation by making mix cds on demand.
    posted by empath on Nov 14, 2005 - 59 comments

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