20 Amazing Photos From Bestival 2015

Bestival 2015

The 12th edition of Rob da Bank’s annual four-day end-of-summer music marathon known as Bestival is now in the history books. Focusing on indie and dance music in a fairly intimate festival setting, Bestival presented big-name acts such as The Chemical Brothers and Underworld alongside newcomers like FKA Twigs and Jungle. Here’s a selection of images from four days overflowing with fantastic music. Continue Reading

Respect: Electronic Albums Turning 20 in 2015

Dance LPs Turning 20 in 2015

Ah, 1995. Bill Clinton was President of the United States, Windows 95 was released by Microsoft and music was issued on CD, vinyl and cassette. In terms of the arc of electronic music, it was a pivotal year which saw a legion of now legendary artists draw from the lessons they learned from disco in the ’70s and techno and house in the ’80s and evolve the genre in truly innovative ways. Though the music industry attempted to market the sound to the masses as “electronica,” these albums managed to transcend past slick marketing.

With ’90s revivalism currently being embraced by a new generation of music-makers and the fact that today is the middle of the year, we thought the time was right to pay our respects to some of the style’s most influential releases released two decades ago.

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Essential Albums for July 2015


Beginning July 10 music-buying fans will need to remember that new releases will be available globally on Fridays. Why? Good question. Setting a universal day to release music is an effort by the music industry to allow fans worldwide to get new music on the same day. It’s also supposed to reduce piracy. Will it work? Who knows. While a few countries like Japan will preserve their traditional release date, all you’ll need to remember is that Friday in 45 countries are the new Tuesday when it comes to buying new jams. (In case you were wondering, #NewMusicTuesday will be replaced by #NewMusicFriday on Twitter.)

And speaking of new music, summer begins with blazing hot full-lengths from established electronic music icons to emerging artists. Here’s our picks for the month listed in no particular order. Is it hot enough for you yet? Continue Reading

The Chemical Brothers To Drop ‘Born in the Echoes’ in July

The Chemical Brothers Born in the Echoes

Five years after the release of their eighth album, 2010’s Further, The Chemical Brothers will present Born in the Echoes on July 17. The album features collaborations with St. Vincent, Beck, Q-Tip (who the Bros. featured on “Galvanize” off 2005’s Push the Button), Cate Le Bon and Ali Love.

Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons have released a video for opening track “Sometimes I Feel So Deserted” and begin an extensive world tour on June 10 in Luxembourg. More information as we learn it.

Born in the Echoes track list

1 Sometimes I Feel So Deserted
2 Go [ft. Q-Tip]
3 Under Neon Lights [ft. St. Vincent]
4 EML Ritual [ft. Ali Love]
5 I’ll See You There
6 Just Bang
7 Reflexion
8 Taste Of Honey
9 Born In The Echoes [ft. Cate Le Bon]
10 Radiate
11 Wide Open [ft. Beck]

The Chemical Brothers Summer Tour Dates

6-10 Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal
6-12 Warsaw, Poland – Orange Warsaw Festival
6-20 Barcelona, Spain – Sonar Festival
6-25 Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter
6-26 St. Gallen, Switzerland – Festival Openair St. Gallen
7-01 Villa Contarini, Italy – Hydrogen Festival
7-02 Rome, Italy – Rock In Roma
7-04 Belfort, France – Eurockeennes
7-10 Split, Croatia – Ultra Europe
7-12 Aix-les-Bains, France – Festival Musilac
7-17 Dublin, Ireland – Marlay Park
7-19 Dublin, Ireland – Longitude Festival
8-01 Pomona, CA – HARD Summer
8-07 Thuringen, Germany – SonneMondSterne Festival
8-15 Chiba, Japan – Summer Sonic
8-20 St. Polten, Austria – Frequency Festival
8-21 Charleville-Mezieres, France – Le Cabaret Vert
8-22 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands – Lowlands Festival
8-29 Cheshire, England – Creamfields
9-12 Isle Of White, England – Bestival 2015