BPitch Control have been throwing parties at Off Week for many years. Whether it's label showcases at Nitsa and La Terrrazza, FACT pool partiess or simply throwing it down on a beach, they are good at creating an infectiously spirited vibe that should keep you dancing from noon until night.
2015 sees Vandit Records, the label of DJ/producer Paul van Dyk, reach its milestone 15th year. Over the next nine months, the label will bring a run of special singles, EPs, albums and
music compilations. Additionally, the label will be celebrating with a 15 Years club tour and other #VANDIT15 focused happenings to mark its decade and a half of club and electronic music
Sankeys Ibiza and Magna Carta recently announced another summer long collaboration that will see them come together once again for 20 parties between May and September. Magna Carta is known for its tech house sound and as such at the heart of each night will be regulars like Moon Harbour’s kingpin East End Dubs, Dogmatic label boss Alex Arnout, Spain’s Ramon Tapia and heavy house hitters Josh Butler and Dale Howard.
As possibly one of Asia's most respected and prominent producers, Louis Tan aka LTN, has seen growing successes of late with his approach to the increasingly saturated progressive world. Steadily, he’s been making a name for himself with thought out productions. Now, his first studio album 'People I'll Never Forget' gets a release date of 11 May.
Originally released as part of the ‘Stop The Riot EP’ last year and gaining huge support from both Skream and Annie Mac on Radio 1 not to mention a whole myriad of club DJs to boot, Luke begins a series of remixes from current and forthcoming releases on Classic Music Company.
GRAMMY® nominated DJ and producer Armin van Buuren has joined forces with award-winning digital music service Spotify for his brand new single. ‘Another You’ features the vocals of
multi-Platinum artist Mr. Probz and will be exclusively available on the streaming service till the official release date of 8 May. Armin has had a special relationship with Spotify, ever since
he was the first DJ to upload his weekly radio show (‘A State Of Trance’) to the streaming platform.
Australian electro-house producer Bass Kleph recently released his newest production, ‘Scream’ on Bingo Player’s Hysteria Records. Adding to his diverse and extensive catalogue, this high-energy track emanates a Melbourne-bounce vibe that beckons listeners to the dancefloor across its 3-minute duration.
Exit Festival’s 15 year celebrations will be marked by another adventure with eight days or music, mayhem and partying. The journey begins at EXIT, from 9 to 12 July at the historic Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad, Serbia with the party continuing at the second edition of Sea Dance. Winner of the ‘Best Medium Sized Festival’ award at this year’s European Festival Award, Sea Dance will be take place on one of the most beautiful beaches on the Adriatic Coast in Montenegro from 15 – 18 July.
Cream returns to Ibiza for its annual summer jaunt, this year celebrating 21 years on the Balearic isle. With a love affair that began back in 1994, Cream is back at its spiritual home Amnesia taking over Thursday nights with a summer line-up to rock the Main room and Terrace.
After bidding a fond farewell to his ‘Magenta’ years, Giuseppe Ottaviani returns with a fresh production mind, body and studio soul as he releases ‘Lean On Me’, the first new music to
come from the Italian DJ/producer, post the release of his sophomore album.
Hardwell recently unveiled the video to his latest single ‘Echo’, the second to be taken from his debut artist album ‘United We Are’, which hit the #1 iTunes spot in his native Holland upon release, while also hitting #2 worldwide. Combining some big synth hooks, percussion, and the soulful vocals of Jonathan Mendelsohn, ‘Echo’ is a mainstage track with something of a dark side.
Eric Prydz has topped the Beatport Chart for the third consecutive time with his new single ‘Generate’. Since Prydz unveiled ‘Generate’ the track has also topped Hype Machine, BBC
Radio One’s Dance Chart and the Cool Cuts Chart, whilst his previous two releases ‘Tether’ and ‘Pryda 028’ both also topped the Beatport Overall Chart.
Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann AKA The Orb return to Kompakt with the new full-length ‘Moonbuilding 2703 AD’ - a major piece of psychedelic synth bliss, obscure loops and deep ambient textures, driven by swinging breakbeats and powerful basslines. Or, as Alex says in his own words: “It’s a solid piece of music that mutates into an eight legged lunar Land Rover and takes off into a cosmic horizon of a million sounds, patterns and textures. It spins the listener on his/her head, rewiring their brains to maximum capacity, then brings them home, sweet home.”
After a freezing cold winter, NYC is finally heating up. This summer, it’s just a quick ferry ride away from the steamy concrete jungle into the big city’s own island dance music oasis -
‘Open Air NY.’ TC Events & Promotions LLC, the team behind programming/producing Time Warp New York this past November, will be partnering with The Lure Group, a full service hospitality
company behind the brands Slate and Clinton Hall, to exclusively produce the ‘Open Air NY’ outdoor electronic music event series at The Lure Group’s Governors Club on Governors Island
Today finds Apparel Music offering up the ‘Last Future’ LP from London’s SCHiLLiNG, comprising eight original tracks and showcasing his ability to craft striking sound design and
intricately arranged works. Milan-born now London-based artist Ludovico Schilling aka SCHiLLiNG is a newcomer on the scene with this debut LP marking his inaugural release, yet an experienced
sound designer and producer having been sculpting sounds for exhibitions, installations and events for many years now.
Today sees Matt Tolfrey deliver his 25-track ‘fabric 81’ mix after over ten years behind the decks at the London club. Matt’s musical roots lie in Nottingham where he regularly attended DiY events as well as the The Bomb nightclub, the latter being a home to authentic British deep house via the likes of Kelvin Andrews and Dave Congreve. Soon after, just after the turn of the century Tolfrey found himself behind the decks at The Bomb, and later Stealth, where he began to carve out a reputation for himself as a varied and adept house selector.
South West Four extends its reach beyond South London as they bring their club night Together back to Amnesia Ibiza for a series of parties. Kick-starting the season with an exclusive
Ibiza launch party at Ministry of Sound on Saturday 6 June, Together will then return to Ibiza every Tuesday for a 16 date residency, before returning to the Capital to host an arena at SW4 on
Sunday 30 August.
Fresh off the back of his performance at Coachella this past weekend (Sunday, 12 April), Martin Solveig recently revealed news of a 19 date residency at Pacha, Ibiza this summer. Kicking
off on 27 May with special guests Madeon and Tiga, Solveig’s ‘MY HOUSE’ residency will run every Wednesday until its closing night on 30 September, as the Frenchman curates this new party on The
Heavily supported by the likes of Jack Ü, Oliver Heldens, Martin Garrix, Pete Tong and Dim Mak’s own Steve Aoki, among others, Crookers recently released his latest track, ‘I Just Can’t’ Feat. The playlist-friendly Radio Edit is available now on iTunes in the Americas, while the more DJ-friendly Original Mix has been bundled with two reworks from GTA and Hybrid Theory for an exclusive Beatport release, also in the Americas.
August 8 sees Seth Troxler take over London's Tobacco Dock with his Acid Future concept, to pay homage to the UK's acid house history and heritage, and inviting artists from all over the world who embody the true spirit of acid house in 2015. Via the mind of one of Detroit's most forward-thinking proponents of future house and techno and the coming together of some of dance music's finest, London prepares itself for the warehouse party.
After recently revealing his debut album ‘Forever’ ahead of its release in May, Grammy-nominated Swedish DJ/producer Alesso recently announced his return to the UK for a special, one-off London show at KOKO, Camden on Friday 8 May.
‘I Love You’ comes from Israeli born DJ and producer Obas Nenor, described by Nenor as “a farewell song” inspired by his own heartbreak.
In MistaJam’s BBC Radio 1 World Premiere, Lucky Charmes was revealed to be the man behind ‘Skank’, the newly released single on Tiësto’s label, Musical Freedom. The track features a sexy tribal beat and a cool chanting vocal which combine to form a nice melody. Slowing to a single chime lull for the breakdown, the track soon picks right back up in its full melodic deep house guise.
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing Carl Cox live, then you’ll have already experienced the sounds of Joe Brunning. Although his name may not be a household one just yet, his track ‘Let Me See You Work’, became a big tune for Carl Cox.
Dirtybird protegé, Justin Jay, released his new single, ‘Mind Games’ for free download via the Free Music Mondays series by BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac. Coming off of a performance at The Do LaB for his Coachella debut, this 22-year-old Los Angeles native continues to make strides in his burgeoning career, as he gives back with a secret weapon from his sophomore dorm room studio days.
Dave Angel returns to Bedrock with a new single. Dave is becoming a regular highlight on the label, his remix of Marco Bailey’s ‘Rubber Band’ in 2011 was apparently hailed as a pure master-class in techno genius, ‘Harlequin’ was a 2013 highlight, ‘Keep It’ lit up the Underground Sound of Miami, and his ‘Voodoo EP’ made 2014 an even better year for techno music.
Belgians Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike recently won four EMPO Awards, gathering the haul including ‘Best EDM DJ’, ‘Best Track’, ‘Best International DJ’ and ‘Best Duo’ during the weekend ceremony in Mexico City. Attended by 30,000 Mexican fans, the pair also performed live with their usual mix of tunes at the Expo Bancomer.
Having been debuted as Annie Mac’s First Play (BBC Radio 1), the track by Serge Devant & Damiano ft. Camille Safiya that is ‘Fearing Love’ is finally out on Jamie Jones and Lee Foss’ new imprint Emerald City. After being voted by DMC as Single of the Week and receiving airplay from Pete Tong as part of his Essential Selection, the original was recently released on Beatport as part of a two track EP, which includes a remix Jamie and Lee.
This summer, Together returns to Ibiza’s Amnesia, with Defected hosting the terrace, delivering a weekly festival of electronic music every Tuesday from 9 June to 22 September. Together celebrates six years on the island with a 16-week programme featuring acts including multiple dates with Chase & Status, Sub Focus, Sigma, Pendulum, Example + DJ Wire and Netsky returning to Together this season.
After a big 2014 with venue developments and popular lineups, this May Egg London celebrates its 12th Birthday, where they will be drawing inspiration from the Chinese Zodiac and its 12 signs, and throwing two 12 hour parties in one huge weekend.
The London-based company ShowMango is offering all music fans a £25 per month plan for unlimited concerts and live music events. Recently, subscription-based businesses have been disrupting the entertainment industry as companies like Netflix and Spotify have changed the way people watch movies and listen to music. ShowMango goes after the live shows with a similar concept and promises to grow revenue for all promoters and venues it partners with.
Def Mix and Ministry of Sound have combined forces to bring to the UK a 12-hour Def Mix Day & Night event on Bank Holiday Sunday 3 May. The 12-hour party begins at 3pm in Ministry of Sound’s outside area, The Courtyard, featuring a 6-foot barbecue and cocktail mixologists, with a soundtrack provided by David Morales (performing a special disco set), Ricky Morrison, and London Disco Society. When night falls, the action moves inside to The Box and 103.
Solomun recently announced that he was coming back to Pacha once again for his weekly Sunday Solomun +1 showcase. The Diynamic label boss will now be laying down regular sets of high impact house and tech with a select few of his friends along for the ride. There will be huge star appearances, returning guests and plenty of debutants. One of the biggest surprises is that Sven Väth, who hasn’t played at the club for 20 years, will be joining Solomon for a very special party. This favour will be returned when Solomon plays for Sven’s Monday Cocoon party earlier in the season.
After a good series launch with Weiss, Mark Knight & Adrian Hour, Toolroom is proud to present the next installment in its signature ‘Toolroom Live’ series.
Dave Seaman is one of the original movers and shakers of the UK house movement, and with his new Selador Recordings label releasing new music and Dave also releasing music on the likes of Noir, Suara, Hive Audio, Tulipa and Sullivan Room, 2015 is shaping up to be decent year. Already a road-tested, Dave ‘Distraction Tactics’ is another good release.
Grammy award winning DJ and producer Afrojack is the latest addition to the T in the Park bill, festival organisers DF Concerts and founding partner Tennent’s Lager have recently revealed.
Dubfire continues to bring his audio visual concept dubfire:live HYBRID to some of the world’s biggest music events in 2015. The techno star’s most ambitious achievement to date, will be showcased at events including Sonar, Baum Festival, Time Warp Argentina, Caprices Festival and SW4 with more to be announced.
This week saw the release of the 2015 instalment of Ministry of Sound’s ‘Trance Nation’. Previous releases have featured UK acts Above & Beyond, Lange and Andy Moor and Europe’s Ferry Corsten, Cosmic Gate and Rank 1. Most recently, the series reached further afield still, with Egyptians Aly & Fila’s 2014 version. Now in 2015 Ministry welcome Simon Patterson to, in the words of MIXMAG, “the Super-Bowl of trance mix-comps”.
Trance veteran Sean Tyas recently announced the release of his debut artist album ‘Degeneration’. This collection of music will be released throughout 2015 on a series of EPs that will
precede a full-length album package set to include exclusive remixes and bonus tracks, which will hit shops in early 2016.
In news that broke last week, Sankeys Ibiza announced that We Love would be leaving Space Ibiza to take up residency in the club every Wednesday for 15 weeks this summer, from 17 June through to 23 September. The key players involved in this move that rocked the Ibiza landscape, Sankeys’ David Vincent and We Love’s Darren Hughes, said…
As we accelerate towards the summer, Cocoon Ibiza recently announced their line up for their 16th year on the Balearic island. Sven Väth, currently in the midst of a world tour, will be on the decks 14 times over the course of 18 Monday nights in the Cocoon Ibiza home - Amnesia.
After his remixes of Bastille’s ‘Pompeii’ and Michael Jackson’s ‘Slave To The Rhythm’, as well as his newly released original single ‘Insomnia’ which has apparently been well received by music fans and critics alike, the Grammy-nominated DJ/producer Audien now tackles Nick Jonas’ ‘Chains’ - possibly one of the biggest singles currently on the market.
Paul van Dyk will drop the curtain on his fourth day-through-night We Are One music festival in Berlin this coming 4 July. From the broad range of electronic music, PvD recently revealed the full line-up of DJs, who’ll each bring their own sound to 2015’s We Are One. The festival is moving to an increased capacity location, with a fresh concept that incorporates an extended Paul van Dyk set length.
Finnish producer Darude is set to release his latest single ‘Beautiful Alien’ taken from his as yet untitled fourth studio album. With over 15 years experience under his belt, 2015 may be the start of an exciting new chapter for Darude. In just three short months, he’s already played at opposite ends of the globe, including Miami’s Groove Cruise, followed by a ‘special guest’ headline appearance at Australia’s Future Music Festival, where he performed to capacity crowds across five cities.
Following a few apparently critically acclaimed tracks in recent months including ‘Let This Last Forever’ featuring Gary Go, ‘Shooting Helicopters’ featuring System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian, and ‘Aphrodisiak’ with Chris Nasty, Benny Benassi teams up with his fellow-Italian Miami-based DJ Chicco Secci for ‘I Wanna Be Disco’.
Kid Crème is enjoying a renaissance at the moment with his new single ‘Look For Me’ (alongside NZ producer Jolyon Petch) getting signed to Positiva for a major label release and his last two records enjoying radio support, including from Pete Tong on Radio 1.
Among the young torchbearers of NYCs prestigious rapping tradition, A$AP Rocky’s light shines as one of the brightest. Stepping on to the scene with a fully-formed vision and a mouth full of gold, the charismatic MC’s rapid ascent to style icon has made him the face of Harlem hip hop in the post-Dipset era.
Drum&BassArena add another edition to their best-selling annual album series. Featuring 60 tracks, 13 exclusives, three CDs, Drum&BassArena return with their longstanding annual spring collection. A vinyl version limited to 1000 pressings featuring 12 exclusive tracks will be released on Record Store Day Saturday 18 April with 100 hand-stamped vinyl pressings available the week before.
From main stage festivals to their presence at Tomorrowland, Belgian brothers Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have a decent body of music under their belt. But it’s perhaps their Ibiza residency last summer that escalated their reputation with holidaymakers across the world. Now the Smash The House head honchos will return to Ibiza this summer for another season on the Amnesia Terrace with their very own, House of Madness Party.
From their style of production that introduced the world to the dark sounds of dubstep back in 2009, the boys from New Zealand have been honing and developing their craft ever since.
Having inked their record deal with Ultra Music, Mt Eden pulled out all the stops for their debut single on the label with ‘Distance Kills’ in collaboration with Nolita Knights.
Sydney Blu returns with a her new EP ‘Need I Say More’, which is out 6 April on Hotfingers Records. Teaming up with UK techno and house producer D.Ramirez, the two have collectively gathered and unleashed a wild, energetic tech-house sound.
‘Square Pegs, Round Holes: 5 Years of SNATCH!’ is a new mix album celebrating the 5th anniversary of SNATCH!, with 15 previously unreleased records and 15 label classics. Founded by Riva Starr in 2010, the label was created as a platform to push undiscovered new talent as well as well-established, forward-thinking producers, all of whom shared a common agenda: to think outside of the box and create good music.
The seventh year of Cocoon In The Park featuring Sven Väth, Carl Cox, Ricardo Villalobos, Dixon, Enzo Siragusa and Seb Zito will take place on 11 July 2015. Temple Newsam will be the home once again this year, with its natural amphitheatre focused on the one enormous stage surrounded by trees and rich green Yorkshire countryside.
To celebrate the forthcoming ‘Double Agent’ album release later this year, Mooji has decided to share each single with aspiring producers. This is a chance to be included on a special remix album with a fee of €1,000 per remix and 50% royalty shares given to those that are chosen. Other prizes include SoundCloud pro accounts and publicity coverage with media partners such as Resident Advisor, Electronic Sound magazine and Trust The DJ.
Defected are honoured to announce the release of ‘House Masters Frankie Knuckles’, a charity release in collaboration with Def Mix Management and the estate of Frankie Knuckles. The album is a project that began in February 2014, with Frankie hand-selecting the productions and remixes he wanted to include on a retrospective release of his illustrious career. On the sad news of his passing on 31 March 2014, the project was duly paused. Now, with the creation of The Frankie Knuckles Fund established in partnership with the Elton John Aids Foundation, the release will finally see the light of day, with all profits being donated to the charity.
Eric Prydz continues into 2015 by recently unveiling his new single, ‘Generate’, a track that has been a staple in Prydz’s sets for months. The track will be released exclusively on Beatport on 13 April via Prydz’s Pryda Recordings and follows his recently concluded and completely sold-out North American Generate club tour, which saw him playing extended sets in intimate venues.
Stems, a new, multi-channel audio format was recently unveiled at WMC (Winter Music Conference) in Miami. A Stem file allows DJs and live performers to interact with different musical elements of a track independently by accessing four different stem parts such as the bass, drums, melody or vocals. This type of mixing introduces new performance possibilities and enriches the listening experience for music lovers. As a premium file format, Stems can also create new revenue streams for music labels and online retailers to grow their business. Developed by software and hardware DSP specialists Native Instruments, Stems is an open file format designed to benefit the entire music industry.
Cocoon returns with its latest mix compilation, the 10th and final instalment in their annual in-house series from Chris Tietjen. Titled ‘Zehn’, the mix cd finds former intern turned Sven Vath protégé Chris take to the helm to represent the Cocoon sound once again. What makes this chapter interesting is that it’s a retrospective selection from the past decade with Tietjen picking 36 tracks from the label’s catalogue organising it into one 80-minute mix.
You might have heard of a little place in Australia that goes by the name of Bondi Beach, well known for its laid back lifestyle and surfer-ready waves. But there’s something else this coastal hangout is recognised for producing – and that’s possibly one of Australia’s most promising DJ/producers, Hook N Sling. Hook N Sling’s ascent has been single-mindedly driven, and backed by decent productions.
Wall of Sound recently announced details of a new label compilation ‘Walls Have Ears-21 Years Of Wall Of Sound’ to be released on 13 April 2015 through [PIAS]. The brainchild of Mark Jones - 1994 saw the launch of Wall Of Sound, and following the underground acid-house explosion of the preceding years, set about unleashing a catalogue of releases that were to become synonymous with the era; mixing sonics and genres together. First ever signing to the label, Mekon (John Gosling), describes them as “a well-oiled machine reversing into the future.”
Look out for these five 7" singles from James Brown's People Records imprint house in a deluxe embossed carrying case! Continuing Get On Down's People Records deluxe reissues series - which launched on Record Store Day in April 2014 with the release of the JB's classic 1972 album ‘Food For Thought’ - this unique box is the celebration of James Brown's People label and some of the imprint's most famous singles.
Gruuv returns with a four-track EP today, Lau Frank’s ‘Body Count’ backed with remixes from Dachshund and Tiger Stripes. Buenos Aires, Argentina’s Laurenalo Augusto Nicolas aka Lau Frank has been releasing material since 2011 and in recent years has unveiled output for Cubism Records and the ‘Mood Indigo’ EP for Kolour Recordings, positioning him alongside the likes of Mano Le Tough, KiNK and Soul Minority on the roster.
Italian duo Alex Neri & Federico Grazzini are next up on Steve Lawler’s VIVa imprint to deliver three versions of ‘Desert Rose’, complemented with a deeper ‘NYC Mix’ from the UK’s Burnski who brings his groove to the release.
Glassnote Records recently announced that Robert Delong’s new single, ‘Long Way Down’, has been remixed by Sean Glass. The Sean Glass Remix premiered 21 March on KCRW as the kick off to Jason Bentley’s Metropolis radio show, and received its online premiere on Billboard on Monday. It will be up for sale on 31 March 31, along with a full EP featuring more remixes. The original EP, a follow up to his debut record, ‘Just Movement’, is currently available digitally everywhere.
Electric Island is back in its third annual season of the summer concert and picnic series, with a lineup of international talent. Curators Coda, Platform and Embrace present what may be the best Electric Island to date.
The ninth edition of Field Day will be held at Victoria Park, in the heart of East London on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June 2015 and the festival recently revealed the new line up additions that will be joining the likes of Caribou, FKA Twigs, Django Django , Run The Jewels, Hudson Mohawke, Chet Faker and Nina Kraviz on the Field Day Saturday 6 June bill.
Brighton Music Conference (BMC) recently announced its 2015 Academy programme, alongside the latest additions to its Professional schedule, and further tech and artist showcases across the event’s two days of master classes, panels and talks on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 June at the Brighton Dome. The event has extensively grown its Academy programme, aimed at the next generation of artists, DJs, entrepreneurs, promoters, managers and engineers, looking to break into the industry.
Lewis Fautzi returns to Soma Records in LP format once again with ‘Space Exploration’, which is out now. The album is a special collection of tracks created by Fautzi that focus on the more experimental side of techno. Never one to allow himself to get caught up in one style, Fautzi set the challenge of creating an album with more depth and insight into his creative process, basing the focus on bringing more of his emotion to the music.
When UK funky made space for itself amid the explosion of post-millennial club sounds, East Londoner Ossie apparently helped provide some of its most interesting turns. Releasing a series of EPs for labels such as Hyperdub, 2020 Vision and Wolf Music Recordings, he's established himself as a new dance producer with a mix of African polyrhythms and weighty 4/4 house tracks.
Garden City Movement’s new track, ‘When We Had It Easy’, is taken from the trio’s forthcoming ‘Modern West EP’, which is out 6 April on The Vinyl Factory.
The GodsKitchen worldwide resident/UltraViolet label boss has been busy of late. His ‘Zoundz’ and ‘Lucir’ collaborations (with Chris Bekker and Shadow of Two respectively) and his recent solo production ‘Tick Tock’ have both done well throughout the last half year. Now, he returns with ‘The Bells Of Assisi’, his latest track out now on Paul van Dyk’s Vandit label.
After a series of anniversary parties last year, Defected touch down in their hometown of London this Saturday 28 March for a residents party at Oval Space, the only London Defected In The House show before September. Headlining the party is the ANTS parties, Andrea Oliva, whom Defected welcomed into the family in 2014, where he played key DITH shows in Barcelona, Los Angeles, Booom Ibiza and Ministry of Sound.
BCM Planet Dance recently announced their summer shows which include Cream, SuperMartXe, Sound of the Future and Mistajam and friends. Also on the bill is Danny Howard, who is curating a series of shows throughout the season, and BCM Presents who will also have Example and DJ Wire on rotation.
Twitch, the social video platform and community for gamers, continues its foray into music as an official broadcasting partner of this weekend’s Ultra Music Festival. This year’s live stream will be powered by 7UP®, the exclusive sponsor of the stream for 2015, scheduled the week for 27-29 March during Miami Music Week. The entire festival will be broadcast live on Twitch at twitch.tv/ultra.
Clandestin Presents Full On Ibiza renews its residency at Space Ibiza for the 2015 season. After the success of its first year,
Ferry Corsten’s night is back to position itself as one of the leading choice among lovers of trance and progressive house. The party will be held every Monday from
1 June to 28 September for a total of 18 events.
I Am Global launches in June 2015 with its first ever festival in one of Europe’s biggest water parks, the Illa Fantasia. The festival aims to musically encompass and embrace the multi-diverse cultures that can be found right across Europe, giving it a home in the historic heart of Barcelona.
German producer, DJ and owner of 'Jee Productions, Jerome Isma-Ae, has long been a popular progressive house act, recognised for his distinguished drum patterns and rumbling basslines that combine influences of trance and techno.
Gramatik (Denis Jasarevic) has personally picked some of the past favourites from all across his catalogue and they have a common theme - all are original compositions and no samples were used at all.
Gearing up to celebrate 5 Years of Revealed Recordings at 2015’s WMC later this month, with Story nightclub on Miami Beach ready to play host to Hardwell Presents Revealed Live on Wednesday 25 March, the imprint also brings its ‘Miami Sampler EP’ back for 2015. The sampler contains 10 all-new and exclusive signings including ready-for-the-dancefloor bangers from the likes of Art Inc., Fafaq, HIIO, Holl & Rush, Jaggs, Kill The Buzz, M35, Manse, Marc Benjamin, Matt Nash and Tom & Jame.
Groove Odyssey returns to London with a series launch on Easter Bank Holiday Sunday 5 April at Ministry of Sound. Headlining the event will be the Nuyorican Soul man, Louie Vega, with residents Bobby & Steve joined by CJ Mackintosh, Atjazz, Phil Asher, DJ Bigger and more.
Last month, Alex Ridha and his own Boys Noize Records announced a world tour, kicking off in Miami before heading to Europe. With the full label crew and friends from around the world including Tiga, Modeselektor, Busy P, A-Trak and Peaches hitching a ride on the BNR Express, the label recently announced a further 15 dates, spanning three months and a further 10 countries from Canada to Japan.
Richie Hawtin’s ENTER. experience comes to East London’s Tobacco Dock next month, on Saturday 11 April. Now, Maya Jane Coles was recently revealed as the special guest, taking a break from her current US tour to perform in the ENTER.Terrace room alongside Hot Since 82, Mind Against, Subb-An and Bella Sarris.
As Ultra Music Festival fast approaches its 17th annual edition and gears up to transform Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami over the weekend of 27-29 March, Ultra Worldwide delivers a short film to encapsulate what Ultra has achieved over the past 12 months. In another collaboration between UMF Films and Charly Friedrich’s Final Kid, ‘Destination Ultra: Memories of Ultra Worldwide 2014’ documents the story of Ultra’s festivals in seven countries worldwide over the course of 2014.
After its success last year, Kehakuma and elrow Ibiza are joining forces again every Saturday from 6 June until 26 September at Space Ibiza. Kehakuma will host the Terrace introducing changes for the brand new season, aiming for a more aggressive image with quality artists. In the room next door, elrow Ibiza will again turn the Main Room upside down every Saturday, presenting a new theme party to its nights: From Lost To The River.
The very cool South West Four 2015 in London is shaping up to be a great event this August Bank Holiday - from Faithless’ first performance in the Capital in four years, the showcase of Skrillex, to the debut of Fatboy Slim’s Smile High Club and Basement Jaxx, to the return of Eric Prydz. Now, the festival has recently announced Armin van Buuren for the event.
Young Armada producer, Felix de Laet, an up and coming artist within electronic dance music and creator of the track ‘Are You With Me’, has been given the chance to remix Armin van Buuren’s ‘In And Out Of Love’. Lost Frequencies has been applying his magical touch to the original, featuring the vocals of Within Temptation singer Sharon den Adel, which gives the track a summery vibe.
In addition to EDM artists, BH Mallorca have programmed house producers and deep house talent from across the globe to line-up for a series of parties this June, July, August and September. Taking over what was formerly Mallorca Rocks, BH Mallorca is looking to totally change the game with a 10 million euro plus refit.
Hot off a Grammy for his remix of John Legend’s ‘All Of Me’, Tiësto’s back with ‘Secrets’, his biggest track of 2015 and just in time for Miami Music Week/WMC.
Lovebirds featuring Stee Downes’ ‘Want You In My Soul’ possibly laid down the modern blueprint for deep house. Now next April, Island will issue the definitive release, licensed from Winding Road Records, accompanied by new remixes.
On the 26 of March, during the yearly Winter Music Conference in Miami, Dutch label Armada Music will be hosting a Talent Experience at the Miami Gibson Studios,
in partnership with Philips DJ Headphones. Here, talented producers, who are passionate about electronic music, can learn, listen and be heard.
Erol Alkan returns to the United States with a limited schedule of club sets in addition to two shows at Indio's Coachella Festival of Music and Art. Having recently scooped DJ Mag’s ‘Compilation of the Year’ for his ‘Fabriclive 77’ mix, itself following on from his ‘Illumination’ EP of solo material, Alkan remains as imaginative and uncompromising behind the decks as ever.
Carl Cox returns to the US for a series of dates this year with a crowning jewel being his 11th Carl Cox & Friends arena at Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Longtime supporters of one another, both Carl and the organisers of the festival work diligently to try and create unique, visually stimulating environments within each new inception of Carl Cox & Friends.
‘DFTD VLM03’ mixed by Mark Fanciulli is the third mix album from Defected’s sister label DFTD. Mark made his production debut only a few years ago and his debut hit ‘The Time’ on Joris Voorn’s Rejected label, paving the way for further releases on labels Leena Music, Saved Records and last year's 'The Light' on Defected alongside Guti.
Grammy nominated StoneBridge follows up his 2014 track, ‘Be Kind’ (with Crystal Waters) and ‘You Can Have It All’ (with Luv Gunz and Koko LaRoo) with a P-Funk inspired record ‘Losing Control’ featuring LA based singer/songwriter Amie M, known from work with her bands The Great Escape, MOLE and Dirtie Blonde.
Electronic Opus is a unique and immersive symphonic/electronic concert event featuring the greatest hits from the award winning DJ, performer and film composer Brian Transeau (aka BT). Teaming up with Disco Donnie Presents and TanZ Group, the worldwide, multimedia show will combine top orchestras along with the multi-faceted on stage talents of BT--including vocals, guitar, piano/synth and DJing.
The Gallery celebrates its 20th birthday with a flagship anniversary party at Ministry of Sound on Friday 10 April and three other parties on The Road To The Gallery’s 20th. These include a free members’ party at Ministry on Friday 20 March, and an exclusive members party and one-off retrospective exhibition at Paperworks in Elephant & Castle on Friday 3 April.
After last year's daytime collaboration of music and tomfoolery, Just Jack and Stamp The Wax are back together for round two of their outdoor soirée - 'Lets Take This Outside!' on Saturday 6 June. This time Just Jack are taking over two gritty urban spaces in the Motion complex: the Crane Yard and front courtyard, neither of which have been used before as outdoor arenas.
Oasis is set to bring a new festival experience to Morocco with its debut event. Taking place from 11-13 September 2015, Oasis, the first festival of its kind in Marrakech, will offer up an unexplored festival paradise, in the idyllic surroundings of the Fellah Hotel. The first wave of acts were recently revealed, with headline guests including DJ Harvey, Innervisions’ Âme and an exclusive B2B set from Guy Gerber and Matthew Dear.
Karin Park invites you to share their stories with the world: be a part of the Official Video for her poignant track ‘Human Beings’, inspired by her partner’s battle with cancer. The track shows Karin expanding from her original electro-pop persona down into darker territories; in this moving composition, she has used her music as a form of cathartic expression, helping her to cope with her partner’s harrowing battle with throat cancer.
Following on from Tensnake's debut album 'Glow' (which won the coveted iTunes Dance Album of 2014), tomorrow, Friday 13 March sees Marco Niemerski return to U Street Music Hall in Washington for a series of headline US shows, culminating in a prestigious peak time slot at Ultra Music Festival in Miami on Sunday 29 March.