The Best Things We Saw on the Dance Music Internet This Week
Brian Eno, Toro y Moi and The Mattson 2, Daniel Avery and dabbing make our list of the week's best things.
1. Toro Y Moi & The Mattson 2's THUMP mix
In anticipation of their upcoming collaborative record, Chaz Bundick Meets the Mattson 2, Toro Y Moi and jazz duo The Mattson 2 crafted this unique 34-minute mix for THUMP. Learn more about how this mix and their upcoming record was made in our interview.
2. Denis Sulta
It's kind of mad trying to think back on how quickly this has all come together.
Resident Advisor profiles Denis Sulta for the latest in their "Breaking Through" series.
3. N.A.A.F.I.'s beach party
Mexico City-based electronic label and DJ collective NAAFI threw a festival last month in Oaxaca which featured performances from their label's acts as well as international acts like Venus X, GAIKA and Jubilee. We captured the eclectic, sunny scene.
4. Floating Points' new records
Los Angeles' Amoeba Records featured Floating Points in their video series featuring musicians' latest in-store record purchases.
5. Everything that will happen in the club scene in 2017
Our pals at THUMP UK made sometimes serious, sometimes silly predictions for the year ahead.
6. Daniel Avery on dance music and patience
That's the thing about electronic music: while it has an immediate effect on the body, the culture surrounding it has the ability to run deep into your life.
The British producer wrote this op-ed for Mixmag on the value of patience in dance music releases and culture.
7. Thundercat and Zack Fox review 2016
The fact that it got a nickname I thought it was a sandwich for a long time. Like I'm going to go to McDonald's and order a Brexit.
Anything and everything is up for debate.
8. On dabbing
From Premier League footballer Paul Pogba to Hilary Clinton, it seems like everyone's trying to perfect the head down, arrowed arms out move.
Mixmag looks at the history and relevance of dabbing in 2017.
9. On Brian Eno's newest album
For the latest entry in our Free Radicals column, Colin Joyce examines the significance of Brian Eno's newest album, Reflection.
10. Into The Valley mixtape by Janina
Berlin-based DJ Janina offered up this eclectic, gorgeous studio mix in anticipation of her upcoming Into The Valley appearance.