For the first time ever in the history of his Transitions radio show, John Digweed is going to broadcast the landmark 500th episode live from his annual Winter Music Conference Sunset Cruise on Thursday, March 27th, at 4pm. From just off the coast of downtown Miami, this extra special, celebratory sunset episode will span four hours of the very best in underground electronic music as chosen and mixed by John Digweed himself.
New Yorkers may be stuck in the dead set of winter, but there are parties going on worldwide that will make you want to book the next flight out of here. Take for instance, the BPM Festival 2014. Held anually on the sandy beaches of Playa del Carmen, Mexico for 10 days from January 3 -- January 12, it's a nonstop party. The BPM site is a great source of finding all the best deals on flights and hotels, making this festival a premier destination for party go-ers who are looking for an ideal vacation filled with music, sun and dancing. You can check out their travel deals and rates here.
Friday, November 1
Come dance the night away to Boston's best DJ, DJ Costa at one of Boston's best night clubs The Estate! doors @ 10 pm. 21 +. $10.
1 Boylston Place, Boston, MA 02116
The historical Bijou Nightclub has been open since 1882 and on Friday veteran DJ John Digweed will be rocking the house with Will Trahan. $25-$30. 10 pm - 2 am. 21 +
51 Stuart St Boston, MA 02116
Saturday, November 2
The place to be for EDM shows in Boston will host Don Diablo this Saturday from 10 pm - 2 am. tickets are only $10. 21 +
A match made in heaven, John Digweed and Nick Muir have teamed up for a project unlike any other. Combining their musical talents, Versus has been born. A 3-part collaboration album featuring the ingenuity of Digweed and Muir, Versus displays the creativity and melodious knowledge with which the two have been bestowed. Joonbug recently had the chance to talk to Digweed about the project.
You just announced your 3-part collaboration album Versus. How did you and Nick come up with the idea of making this album?
J: Last year we had done some remixes of people. There were some remix swaps, and a couple tracks going back and forth. We then thought we could just do a collaboration EP because there are some other tracks Nick and I had worked on. We sent them out to some other artists and soon felt that this could be bigger than an EP. We thought maybe a mini LP type project. It kind of just grew from there. When we had about eleven tracks or so, we thought that’s enough for now. I mixed it together to make it a bigger package. We’ve also worked on some downtempo stuff. So, we worked on a few more to make it a full album’s worth and that was it. It wasn’t something that had this master plan a year ago. It was probably only around February or March this year that we thought we could actually make this into a collaboration album which it’s kind of turned out into. We’re really happy with the end result. All the artists that have been involved have been amazing. I think it’s a slightly interesting project. Instead of us just doing an artist album, we have some of our favorite producers involved. It’s organic, that’s the way I look at it. It just happened.
John Digweed has been in the electronic dance music scene way before it exploded. Having a breakthrough as a DJ at just 15 years old, he has set the mold for many DJs today and continues to set the standards.
Recorded live in the mix at the recent Bedrock Anniversary Party at Fire & Lightbox, London, “Live In London” will be released as four disc compilation CD and will feature nearly 5 hours of amazing music across a bumper 4xCD set. "The Bedrock Anniversary parties in London are always truly special as it feels like coming home to me," he said. "For some reason this party seemed extra special, Fire in Vauxhall is a new venue for us and it has a labyrinth of rooms under the arches which allowed us to feature a line up that most festivals would be happy with! There was definitely a magical vibe in the air when I arrived. I had heard that people had travelled from Russia, America, all over Europe, even New Zealand, to be there. The party was perfect for me, the amazing international crowd created an incredible atmosphere all night long."
Just when we thought festival season was coming to an end, we now have a reassuring hope to gear up for our beloved music fests. Summer 2012 marked an insane schedule of worldwide music and art festivals and we never wanted it to end. But now (while some of us are enduring the winter season) we have The BPM Festival in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico as an excuse to plan a little getaway.
In it's sixth year, the BPM Festival is set to take place from Jan. 3-14, a totally necessary ten days of music madness. The fest will feature day and night showcases and will be a global gathering of highly sought after DJs and producers. The Phase 1 of the festival will include Carl Cox, Sasha, Nicole Moudaber, Luciano, Marco Carola, John Digweed and many, many more.
Ten miles of darkness and 2000 cars separated us from the festival we had only dreamt about. As we stared forward, excited and anxious, there was a faint flicker towards the sky and then the familiar explosion of fireworks in the distance. A roar ripped through the desert from the cars around us. Indian chiefs and their topless girlfriends yelled and cheered out their windows, as packs of neon spattered fur boots ran by on foot. This was the scene I had heard so much about. The one that would save dance music events
The madness, mayhem, and musical excellence that is EDC has finally bequeathed its best kept secret: its absolutely epic NYC lineup! Featuring 4 stages, over 50 artists, and occurring over 3 days, the sickest EDM festival in the US has not disappointed. While the full lineup can be viewed below, honorable mention must be made of the monstrous names appearing throughout the fest--beginning with the headliners!
Friday’s headliners include Armin van Buuren, Fatboy Slim, and Chase & Status. Meanwhile, Saturday is shaping up to be the crown jewel of the whole affair as Avicii, Sebastian Ingrosso, Calvin Harris, Alesso, Steve Angello, and John Digweed are set to melt face and headline the whole shebang. Lastly, Sunday tears down the house with headliners Afrojack, Bassnectar, Nero, R3HAB, and a yet unannounced “Very Special Guest”!