Electronic music's biggest names spent the past three days spinning and sunning on HARD's Holy Ship!, an insane cruise from Florida to the Bahamas for 2,500 devoted fans. SPIN's Ian Witlen hopped aboard and captured all the nautical action, from sets by Diplo and Skrillex to the tugboats that gave the ship a nudge when it ran aground. Above, Fatboy Slim welcomes the crowd with a scene straight out of Mission: Impossible - Dance Protocol.
In 1978, Kraftwerk released The Man-Machine, an album that openly explored the intersection of humanity and technology. Nearly 40 years later, that examination is still underway, and the electronic-music community can’t seem to decide whether or not humanity’s ever-increasing dependence on technology is a good thing. Matrixxman a.k.a. Charles McCloud Duff is the latest artist… More »