Detroit techno veteran Carl Craig paired up with drum machine innovator Roger Linn (of the infamous ’80s Linn Drum) to discuss the history of the drum machine at Decibel Festival in Seattle. For those who couldn’t make it to the talk, sponsor Dubspot make a nice abbreviated video of the presentation. Linn starts by showing off the history of electronic percussion dating back to the 1930s before Craig starts inquiring about the evolution of Linn’s own decade-defining beat machine.
Detroit’s annual techno gathering, Movement, has announced the first wave of artists scheduled to play the 2013 edition over Memorial Day weekend. The line-up includes Detroit stars Richie Hawtin, Carl Craig and Derrick May & Kevin Saunderson, in what we assume to be a tag-team configuration.
Another major B2B set on the line-up is Marcel Dettman and Ben Klock, both residents at the infamous Berghain in Berlin. Two more Berghain residents, Detroit native Ryan Elliot and Movement first-timer …
Amsterdam Dance Event start Wednesday and the over 3500 delegates (and tens of thousands of additional party people) are already heading to the Netherlands for the annual event known best to American’s as the WMC of Europe. And while it might be too late to book your flight, if you happen to find yourself in the Central European Timezone, these are the 12 event see wouldn’t dare miss. …MORE
Fall is back to school season, even for superstar DJs like Richie Hawtin. Following a summer full of epic partying, much done at his ENTER residency in Ibiza, Hawtin, along with Loco Dice, are embarking on a the CNTRL: Beyond EDM tour of North American universities that will feature daytime educational lectures along with the nighttime music events these two DJs are globally renown for. …MORE
Still GoingExclusive MixThis weeks podcast comes from two of New York City’s most talented DJ-producers, Liv Spencer and Eric Duncan, otherwise known as Still Going. The pair have been making music together since 2007, although they’ve only found time to release four singles in that time—perhaps due in part to other commitments as members of House of House and Rub-N-Tug respectively. But the tunes they have found time to create, including classic DFA hits “Still Going Theme,” “Spaghetti Circus” and “Untilted Love” are among the most memorable cuts to come from what one would have to call the nu-disco era.Liv and Eric have been getting busy in 2012, releasing two new singles—”D117″ and “Work That Shit Party”—on their own Still Going Records. Only the later tune, released this summer, appears on their new podcast, but there’s still plenty to enjoy here, including tracks by Carl Craig (the ubiquitous “Throw”), Tom Trago, I:CUBE, Clapton and DJ Harvey (in his popular Locossolus guise). Enjoy.