Tag: resident advisor

Premiere: Love Deluxe – Paraíso [Soothsayer]

The Fata Morgana EP features Love Deluxe ‘s recently released single ‘Campari & Coke’ and three additional tracks, the aforementioned ‘Dance of the Lizard People’ as well as two others. ‘Paraíso’ – a tribute to the paradise he saw at every sunset on a recent trip to France, and ‘Souvenir’ (featuring Japanese seminal act dip in the pool on vocals), which was meant as a parting gift to the âme of the place and time where the EP was recorded. “A cheerful, gaudy funker from Sydney that throws all the eggs into one basket with a torrent of synths, big ... Read more

Resident Advisor Unveils Top 40 Live Acts Of 2016

After early this week’s Top 100 DJs, Resident Advisor has just dropped their Top 40 Live Acts list and, I must say, there doesn’t seem to be too much change from last year, although the Top 10 has some fluctuation. Below you can see the top 10 with Bulgaria’s KiNK holding onto his top spot, while Recondite maintains his position at #2. Last year’s #3 Âme slipped a spot, while Stephan Bodzin climbed 9. Also, not much with regards to Dutch acts this year. So, what are your thoughts? 10. Vril 9. Floating Points 8. David August 7. Octave One ... Read more

Resident Advisor Announces Top 100 DJs For 2016

Ahhh list season….’tis the best time of the year (and given the entirely shit nature of 2016, it signifies that the end is nigh). And every list season wouldn’t be complete, in the dance music world, with Resident Advisor’s collection of the best…DJs, Live Acts, Albums, and so on. Last year, Dixon was #1 and this year….well, Dixon is #1. Jackmaster moved up a few space with the runner up position while Tale of Us, Maceo Plex, and Solomun round out the top 5. As for Amsterdam, well Antal (#68), Job Jobse (#46), Joris Voorn (#41) all represented. 10. The ... Read more

RA Top Live Acts Doubles With 40 Of The World’s Best Artists

RA’s version of the year’s best list continued today with the announcement of the top live acts of 2015, and coming in the top spot is non other than our good friend KiNK. After three consecutive top 5 finishes, the enthusiastic Bulgarian performer managed to use 2015 to greatly expand his craft, while never conforming to any given standard. Rounding out the top 5 are: Recondite, who enjoyed the top spot in 2014, followed by Âme, David August, and techno outfit Karenn. Expanding from 20 to 40 featured artists in 2015, RA manages to open up the spectrum of musical ... Read more

Dixon Reaches RA DJ Top 100 #1 Position For Third Time

And the jury’s out. The Resident Advisor Top 100 DJ poll has just been announced. The yearly barometer of underground dance artists, based partly on user voting and editorial selection, has once again put Dixon on the number one spot after winning in 2013 and 2014 as well. Following in his lead are Maceo Plex on #2, Tale of Us on #3., followed respectively by Ben UFO, Jackmaster, Villalobos, Seth Troxler, Ben Klock, Âme and Rødhåd on #10. The biggest Dutch surge comes from Job Jobse, who has risen from the #97 spot to #28. An impressive accomplishment by one of ... Read more

Would You Vote For An Artist On RA If They Gave You Free Drugs?

Trading free drugs for votes. Is this the new strategy artists are employing to get their rapid fanbases to engage in annual popularity contests? It should be noted that, as of publishing time, the tweets have been deleted, Instagram account suspended, as well as explaining himself* but Hotflush‘s Scuba has still ruffled a few feathers since posting the original image (see our featured one) of a handful of lines on an iPad with the RA Poll landing page clearly visible. In a series of social media posts that celebrate his 12 week XOYO residency, as well as his (potential) RA Poll placement, ... Read more

Jackmaster Goes Back To His Glasgow Roots In New ‘RA Origins’

Resident Advisor’s successful Origins series has featured recognized artists like Magda, Matthew Dear, Eats Everything and Chris Liebing. In these incredibly compelling half-hour shows these artists are taking us on a trip through their musical heritage, from the first club they set foot in in their hometown, to the record store where they learned the tricks of the trade and became obsessed with playing and collecting records. This is how DJs are formed. In this latest installment we see affable Scotsman Jack Revill, aka Jackmaster, taking us back to Glasgow, the place he was born and “never wants to leave ... Read more

Top 100 RA Charted Tracks Of 2014

And we’re going to steadily continue with a range of yearly lists as we reach the end of 2014. Next to its DJ ranking, RA has another top 100 that acts as a barometer of the development of the underground dance scene in the last 12 months: the top 100 charted tracks by DJs. Okay, it might not be as big of a hype or as controversial as the top 100 DJs, but the tracks in this list and the records they can be found on are a peer reviewed musical documentation of what sounded great, relevant and cutting edge. ... Read more

2014 Resident Advisor DJ Poll Results

As you could probably tell by some blatantly touting DJ posts last week, it was that time again: the yearly RA poll for best DJ. Every year the poll tries to give a fair and balanced impression of the state of the underground dance music scene. Weighed in are both the votes of RA users and those of a panel by RA itself. Just like last year, we’re sure that there will be plenty of discussion going on about the positions of relative newcomers in regard to the (often lower) spots held by some of the legends in the esteemed ranking. But hey, it’s a ... Read more

RA’s “Real Scenes” Mini-Doc On Berlin Nightlife

Oftentimes Resident Advisor can be but praised for their video content. One of the recurring segments of recent months has been “Real Scenes”, a report/mini-documentary on a specific dance music capital. Cities that have passed through on the show are Tokyo, Detroit, Paris and Berlin. The German capital is known to many as the dance music capital – even for people that have never actually been there but did hear one of the billion stories and experiences from friends or acquaintances. Or saw videos like these. Because what you’re about to see is not only a look at the city’s ... Read more