Kanye sued for sampling house music classic “Move Your Body” 22 times

A lawsuit filed Wednesday lights up Kanye West for alleged “blatant exploitation” of Marshall Jefferson’s house music classic on “Flowers” from Donda 2… A track on Kanye West’s Donda 2 album contains uncleared samples from Marshall Jefferson’s 1986 House Music classic “Move Your Body” (The House Music Anthem) featuring Curtis McClain — and he acknowledged doing it,…

The 15 greatest house albums you’ve never heard

Dance music fallacy #036: house artists don’t make good albums – and if they do, you’ve already heard them.  Back in 2013, we pulled together a list of the most underrated techno albums of the last 25 years – and there turned out to be so many we had to publish a sequel. Hardly surprising, really: techno’s meditative bent…

Some fans think Björk is teasing a new era after announcing DJ set

Earlier today (15 June) Björk announced an upcoming DJ set with some new photos, and some fans think the Icelandic artist could be teasing a new era. Björk shared a new post on Instagram earlier (15 June) confirming an upcoming DJ set in Iceland this weekend (19 June), and shared two images of her in a navy blue…

Glastonbury: The job centre DJ who keeps the festival dancing

When Diana Ross plays Glastonbury on Sunday afternoon, her warm-up act will be a DJ who spends the rest of the year working in a job centre in Stroud. Chris Bull has been the Pyramid Stage DJ since 1983, when tickets cost £12 and the headliners included UB40 and US singer-songwriter Melanie. “It’s a bit…

Roger Sanchez Talks Past And Future of DJing

With a career spanning over two decades, Roger Sanchez has made a name for himself as one of the most prolific and pioneering producers of our time. He comes from an era when names such as Masters At Work, Todd Terry, Josh Wink and DJ Sneak were starting to emerge. As a DJ, Sanchez’s technical ability is second to none. An early introduction…

DJs of the Future Don’t Spin Records—They Write Code

“Live-coding” parties are the latest phenomenon in underground electronic music culture. RENICK BELL IS standing in front of his computer at a small table in the middle of the dance floor. The stoic, bespectacled musician types quickly and efficiently, his eyes locked to his computer screen. Around him in a wide circle, the crowd bobs to…

‘Glue of the band’: Fans pay tribute to Depeche Mode keyboardist Andy Fletcher

Tributes to Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher have poured in, after the Depeche Mode’s keyboardist passed away on Friday.  The legendary electronic band announced the news of Fletcher’s death on social media, saying they were “shocked and filled with overwhelming sadness with the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member, and bandmate.”  Fletcher, aged 60, leaves…