“If someone said to you ‘Jesus is drinking in a pub in Elephant and Castle’ you’d go and have a look wouldn’t you?” Well, bearded he may be, but DJ Mag is pretty sure the man we’re chatting to in a London pub just up the road from Elephant and Castle isn’t actually the messiah.
London's Barbican Complex never fails to make a big impression. A combined arts and cultural centre forming a nucleus within tower blocks and the lower rise maisonettes of a — now highly prized — residential estate, it's perched like a gargantuan, imposing, concrete bird of prey on the edge of the City of London in E1.
Booka Shade, bratwurst, Berlin, bier and, well... a 600 strong smartphone 'orchestra'. This is how the Frankfurt duo spent last weekend, with DJ Mag in attendance, trying something very special.
A hardcore guitar band from Melbourne, Australia have made history — by being the first band to play a track from all of DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs 2013 list in sequential order!
The band, named Bareback Titty Squad, evidently have their tongues firmly in their cheeks as they plough through snippets of tracks from all of the DJs in the poll, starting with hardstyler Ran-D at No.100 and working down.
Booka Shade have announced that their exclusive live 2013 London date will take place at Fire in Vauxhall, on March 9th as part of Neon Noise Project.
The Berlin tastmakers will be performing the show as part of their Blackout: White Noise Tour. The night runs until 6am, so expect further line up announcements in the coming weeks.
This one is a nailed-on sellout, so grab your tickets, quick smart!
Native Instruments have been changing the face of music production for some years now, and as one of the very first companies to produce synthesisers designed to be run on computers, it is nice to see that they have managed to keep their quality so high — and continue to innovate.
Maschine is a good example of how Native Instruments have applied their German ingenuity to produce a good quality product that gained huge support when it was released.