The 25 inthemix Features Of The Year
2012 has seen inthemix publish hundreds of Features, from the in-depth to the tongue-in-cheek. Along with all the acts we’ve interviewed over the past 12 months, there have been a string of Guest Editorials written by artists like Carl Cox and Major Lazer, extended Honour Roll conversations with some of the most respected names in the game, entries to our Looking Local series, and several comprehensive discussions of what’s going on in dance music. Here we’ve pulled together some of the stand-out inthemix Features from 2012: happy reading.
BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG BUDGETS: WHAT DANCE MUSIC DID NEXT
‘Previously it was a dude on a black-covered picnic table with two CD players, playing other people’s shit.’ In this comprehensive feature, inthemix looked at all angles of the new status quo in dance music: big-budget, custom-designed stage shows.
THE BLAME GAME: WHAT’S NEXT FOR KINGS CROSS CLUBBING?
Kings Cross has long assumed the role of Sydney’s badland, but there’s been nothing romantic about its front-page prominence in 2012. When the club district faced the scrutiny of a media panic midway through the year, there wasn’t much heard from the promoters and club owners leading the nightlife there. ITM went in-depth on whether the Cross can thrive.
AN ADVENTURE WITH APHEX TWIN
THE LOVE/HATE THING: IN-DEPTH WITH DAVID GUETTA
THE UNTOLD STORY OF DAFT PUNK’S FIRST AUSTRALIAN TOUR
IS AMERICA KILLING DANCE MUSIC?
With nearly 55,000 reads, this was one of the inthemix features that really struck a chord this year, as we asked, will North America’s embrace of dance music ultimately be a bad thing for the scene worldwide?
THE FLOOD, THE FALLOUT: ONE ON ONE WITH PLAYGROUND WEEKENDER
DANCE MUSIC DISASTER GIGS: PART TWO
ARMIN VAN BUUREN: “I DON’T WANT TO BE A JUKEBOX AT A FESTIVAL”
TRAP MUSIC: THE NEW DUBSTEP?
ARE ‘TRADITIONAL’ DJS A DYING BREED?
HOW TO MAKE A TRANCE VIDEO
After countless late nights perfecting the melody and snare rolls, your trance banger is ready for Beatport glory. Now comes the time to conceptualise a suitably impressive music video, but you’ve used up all your inspiration. Lucky, then, that inthemix is here with a fail-safe step-by-step guide to making the perfect trance video.