Mutek 2014

    Mutek is not Movement in Montreal. Nor is it Coachella in Canada. In fact, it’s unlike any other festival you know. So too is Montreal unlike any other American city you will have been to, actually. It’s unmistakably European in feel and all but detached from the rest of Canada (except in governmental terms) thanks to the French beaver hunters of the 17th century who claimed it as their own fur-trading post.   Each year the city’s various venues – from a vast gothic church to a multi-functional event and recording space The Phi Centre via a huge old theatre and plenty of outdoor stages, lecture halls and much more – all get taken over by Mutek’s forward thinking programming. As well as music there are a series of discussion sessions, panels, and workshops centered on artists, technology and media.
Mix of the Week: David August

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Success, though a subjective matter, is sometimes based on talent, sometimes luck, and in rare cases, sometimes both.  For Hamburg's David August, it's safe to say he's fared well with both talent and luck on his side. A pianist since age 5, David excelled at his craft for years before entering the DJ realm at age 15. By 17,  David had already shared the booth with notable acts during his residencies and soon began releasing his first productions via Stil Vor Talent.

Today, the 22 year old Diynamic rising star continues to impress fans around the world in the studio with his latest release, Epikur, and on stage with recent gigs in Miami, Israel, Netherlands, Paris, Mexico and Argentina--and that was just in the month of March. In the midst of all this, David also recently released a new mix for Innervisions' podcast series. Recorded live, the mix includes the likes of Riperton, Boards of Canada, Curtis Mayfield, Flying Lotus and, of course, some of David's own work. In just under an hour, David directs us on a short but special traverse through his musical style and influences.

Sheik ‘N’ Beik Vs. Out-E -Miami Edition
  The second party we fancy getting in on is at the Winter Music Conference. Taking place on March 26th at TSL Lounge in Miami, you can get tickets at Resident Advisor and this one sees Out-ER go up against famed international promotion Sheik & Beik with a heavyweight selection of DJs all playing. 
WMC 2014 — Places to Be, People to See

    It's that time again. Though it feels like we were just soaking up Miami rays during Conference '13, it has, in fact, returned. Each year, we think we know what's coming and each year we're continually surprised by the lineups. Each year, it also becomes more and more difficult to narrow down our choices. Alas, we've compiled another schedule as you embark on your next WMC journey. Be sure to leave some room on your calendar for these special gigs.