Still riding high off the success of his vocal feature on Avicii’s “Wake Me Up,” singer Aloe Blacc chatted with Billboard at Sundance 2015 about what’s coming up next, his thoughts on social media and music streaming, and more.
As far as Edgar Froese was concerned, there was a difference between making electronic music and making music with electronic instruments. And both with Tangerine Dream and on his own, he preferred to be thought of as doing the latter.
Since 2008, the international party crowd has congregated in Mexico's Playa del Carmen for 10 days of house and techno parties set against a beautiful paradise backdrop. Drawing more than 55,000 attendees last year (with more estimated this year), the BPM Festival's eighth edition featured a formidable lineup of more than 375 artists playing at nine total venues.
House music has long been the soundtrack in poor and predominantly black townships at the edge of South African cities like Cape Town and Johannesburg, which were originally created by apartheid-era racial resettlements. Homegrown talent Black Coffee has emerged as the movement's global emissary.