A-Trak + Todd Terry: DJs Gotta Dance More

Two famous figures in DJing and productionA-Trak and Todd Terrycombine forces on “DJs Gotta Dance More.” In an ode to “the good old times” when DJs struggled to break onto the scene, Todd Terry tells tales of annoying his mother with his music, crate-digging, and finding one’s own style. The result is a funky spoken-word house hit. It’s out now on A-Trak’s label Fool’s Gold …

Peanut Butter Wolf: RIP 2016

On the first day of 2017, Peanut Butter Wolf (aka Chris Manak, the founder of Stones Throw Records) began releasing his RIP 2016 mixtape in parts. Just a few moments ago, Part 3 appeared on Soundcloud and—like the previous mixes—it commemorates well-known and obscure musicians that the world lost last year. The creative, tender mixtape is a genuine tribute to the likes of Phife Dawg; …

Vale, David Mancuso, DJ and Dance Culture Legend

Dance culture pioneer, DJ and The Loft founder, David Mancuso has passed away at age 72. Not only was The Loft considered NYC’s first underground dance party, Mancuso was determined to make it a safe and welcoming place for everybody. He told Red Bull Music Academy back in 2013, “The core [idea behind The Loft] is social progress. How much social progress can there be …

Ryan Hemsworth: 3AM O4W Mixtape

Canadian DJ/producer Ryan Hemsworth has just released his “3AM O4W” mixtape, and it’s full of unreleased remixes and reworks of tracks by the likes of Kornél Kovács, Lucas, Kodak Black and more. (His take on Jazz Cartier’s “Red Alert” is especially satisfying.) With some spacey vibes, some pathos and unexpected moments, the 50+ minute mix is a moody journey.

DISCWOMAN at Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival

The DJ collective creates two playlists for CH in anticipation of UMFANG's gig this weekend

Crushing gender stereotypes by actively playing choice techno music, NYC-based DJ collective Discwoman book and showcase people who identify as women at the decks—and prove that the audience wants it. In September, they celebrated their anniversary at Bossa Nova Civic Club, where a max-capacity crowd danced to sets from Honey Dijon, Juliana Huxtable, Mumbai native Sandunes and more. A year ago, Discwoman sprung out of …