Coachella 2012 is almost here, with an unprecedented two duplicate weekends of the world’s best music performed in one of the world’s most beautiful venues. Picking the acts you must see is a full-time sport for Coachella attendees and the media alike. But considering that URB has been down with the desert spectacular since 1999, we figure we’ll throw our two cents into the ring. …MORE
In the international world of indie-spiced dance music, few names are bigger than The Rapture, A-Trak and DJ Mehdi. So what to expect when the three names appear in the title of one tune? Pure dance floor bliss is the phrase you’re looking for. DFA hit us with this sentimental dub mix, which DJ A-Trak goes on to explain after the jump.
The Rapture - "How Deep Is Your Love?" (A-Trak Dub aka Dub For Mehdi) by Some Kind of Awesome '] …MORE
With it’s facinating 20th century history and and 21st century reputation as a serious party destination, pretty much every week in Berlin is music week. But Berlin Music Week raises the stakes higher, with dozens of events popping off between now and the weekend. The biggest is undoubtedly Berlin Festival, which crashes the massive Templehoff airport (the site of the infamous Berlin Airlift) this Friday and Saturday evening before moving to Arena Club in nearby Kreuzberg for the sort of all-night party the city is legendary for.
Here’s the five acts we plan not to miss:
Yesterday evening, The Rapture logged on to DFA‘s USTREAM account for one of their live White Out Sessions. The band played their new album, In The Grace of Your Love, which is due out September 5th on DFA. The band then took some time to answer questions taken from Twitter live.
You can hear four new songs from ITGOYL on the stream archive—including the title track and the Talking Heads-esque “Roller Coaster,” for the next day or so, as well as the interview portion of the online event after the jump.
El-P might have shuttered his legendary label Def Jux last year, but the East Coast producer/MC has found a new outlet for his tough and twisted style in Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, who are releasing “Drops Over BKLYN” as part of their singles program, promising 10 tracks in 10 week, and already featuring Best Coast, The Rapture and How To Dress Well.