Franky Rizardo drops his ‘Cause Your Lies EP’ on Azuli this month, loaded with three heavy club tracks. Driven by its up-tempo beat and garage influenced vocal chops, the title track ‘Cause Your Lies’ is a house record that should go off the dancefloor.
UMTV releases ‘Café Mambo Ibiza Sunsets 2015’ on Friday 7 August on download and stream featuring a diverse line up of artists such as The Cure, Grace Jones, Mary J Blige, Jose Padilla, Gilles Peterson, Carl Craig, Skream, Young Marco, Soul II Soul, Womack & Womack, Velvet Underground, Lamb, Vangelis, and William Orbit. The album is a 43-track album of chillout classics that have been soundtracking the famous sunset on the terraces of one of the world’s most popular sunset destination venues.
Following last year’s sell out tour, Cream recently announced the return of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike for an event which will see them take over the O2 Academy Brixton in London on Saturday 24 October 2015. The brotherly duo’s live combination of DJ Sets and MCing has pushed the Belgian duo to probable superstardom over the last few years.
Swedish duo Cazzette recently released the Lost Kings and Beckwith remixes of ‘Together’, featuring Newtimers on SoundCloud following their exclusive premiere on Spotify.
‘Pure Pacha Presents Paris by Night’, a double album mixed by French DJ, Bob Sinclar. The album takes the name from the Gallic producer’s “Paris By Night” Saturday night residency at Pacha Ibiza. Each week the Balearic venue apparently takes you to a world combining upfront sexy house music with the burlesque visual style of Paris’ nightlife, known for its cabarets such as Moulin Rouge, Lido, Crazy House; it's showgirl dancers and red neon lights.
This September Defected Records and Get Physical join forces on a series of collaborative live events, taking place in London, Ibiza and Berlin and featuring possibly some of the biggest names in house and techno. The Defected Get Physical Tour takes place over two weekends this September, with parties at Fire, London (12), Amnesia, Ibiza (15) and Chalet, Berlin (19).
DJ Pippi & Kenneth Bager’s ‘La Seranata (Dream Of You)’ is a nice summer tune. This collaboration between Ibiza legend, DJ Pippi and Balearic DJ Kenneth Bager was recorded in Ibiza and Denmark, and originally released on 12” vinyl last November on Music For Dreams. DJ Pippi apparently has a reputation as one of Ibiza’s best loved, credible house music DJs and holds residencies at Pacha Ibiza, Glitterbox, and the Jockey Club at Salinas beach.
Since the reigns passed from his former mentor Tiësto to Richard Durand, the In Search Of Sunrise helmsman’s search has sailed him to South Africa and Australia; to settings as contrasting as India and Vegas and most recently, in 2014, out to Dubai. This year’s ‘In Search Of Sunrise 13.5’ though brings the search closer to its spiritual home… Amsterdam! A native and resident, Richard’s had a ringside seat on which he sees and participates in the city’s year-on-year ascension to club, festival and electronic music metropolis.
Detroit duo Octave One touch down in Croatia, South America, London, Ibiza, Montreal and New York over the next two months. The hardware loving duo hit the road after the recent release of their new studio album ‘Burn It Down’ bringing their soulful techno range to audiences across the globe.
Tuesday night’s Together at Ibiza’s Amnesia has apparently produced its most successful season to date and will be celebrating its 5th birthday on the island on Tuesday 25th August. From Chase & Status doing weekly residencies to Hannah Wants exploding onto the scene with a residency at the club last year, the Together brand has arguably brought something new to Ibiza.
With numerous Argentinian and foreign festival fanatics attending the previous edition of Armada Beach, a return to Mar Del Plata, Buenos Aires was apparently only a matter of time. Just over one year after the previous Armada Beach event on 4 January, the event returns to Mute Club de Mar, once again bringing along various big name artists.
After a string of events Deeperfect is bringing its techno and tech house night to the world’s most infamous White Isle, Ibiza, for a series of summer events. Deeperfect will host a total of seven events at possibly one of Ibiza’s most exciting new venues, where an international crowd of techno and tech house lovers will be able to dance with the sand between their toes.
The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) recently revealed the first selection of artists that will perform from 14 to 18 October 2015. The ADE is preparing for its 20th annual edition with 2,200 performing artists at one hundred diverse venues in Amsterdam. Over 365,000 visitors from all over the world are expected to visit the event this year. In the past 20 years ADE has grown into a globally renowned platform for the international dance and electronic music scene. The festival is the ideal place to spot the latest musical trends and emerging talents, as well as hearing the most recent work of both electronic music pioneers and leading acts from the mainstream and the underground dance scenes, across every genre of electronic music.
In this, their landmark 15th anniversary year of operations, Vandit Records welcome the return of one of the first artists to make a big impression on the label’s discography. David Forbes first struck club-floor gold way back in 2000 with his club track ‘Questions (Must Be Asked)’. Since then he’s had continued productions in the electronic music scene, releasing music through labels as diverse as Spinnin’, Subliminal, Combined Forces, Lange Recordings, Outburst and others. Following last year’s Vandit-released ‘Revert EP’, the Scotsman’s back with his latest track, ‘Ampere’!
TomorrowWorld recently released Benny Benassi's Exclusive TomorrowWorld Mix for free download. Following previous features from tropical house curator Thomas Jack and ex-NBA superstar Shaq Aka DJ Diesel, TomorrowWorld now recruits the Italian DJ/producer to preview what he has in store for his headlining set in September.
Classic Records frontman Luke Solomon makes his debut EP for VIVa MUSIC with ‘Everything In Reverse’ featuring Sam Lynham on vocals, two more original tracks and a remix from Adam Shelton. Title track ‘Everything In Reverse’ has the hedonistic vocals of Sam Lynham lending a retro feel. ‘Rhythm Control’ takes things darker, deep to the subconscious through baritone echoes and static loops, while Adam Shelton’s remix puts emphasis on the groove and the shakes. The final original cut, ‘That New Thing’ offers another bridge to the dancefloor and another cryptic key into Luke’s mischievous nature.
This Saturday, 25 July, Armin van Buuren will once again take to the Main Stage at Tomorrowland to play a headline set. To make this year extra special however, Armin will also be taking the opportunity to premiere his latest collaboration with electronic legend, Jean-Michel Jarre, entitled ‘Stardust’. Set to be a part of Jean-Michel Jarre’s forthcoming new album, ‘Stardust’ is the sixth piece of music to be announced from the Frenchman’s forthcoming project, due on 16 October.
Glitterbox, the Ibiza party from Defected Records, makes its London debut this Saturday 25 July at Ministry of Sound. In Ibiza, Glitterbox’s soundtrack of DJ sets of classic and contemporary house and disco has apparently drawn a loyal following of locals, industry, club freaks, workers and fashion folk. This season the weekly Friday party has moved to Space Ibiza, with a 16 week season running until 25 September.
As revealed yesterday, in case you’re not aware, this year's season of Warehouse Project will take place deep in the solid confines of the Store Street, set tucked away in the underbelly of Piccadilly Station. Store Street has played a fundamental part in The Warehouse Project's upbringing, consistently delivering top nights, which have proven to be extremely popular.
Known as The Baron Of Techno, a moniker given to him by the late BBC Radio DJ / journalist John Peel, Dave Clarke is all set for his stage at this weekend’s Tomorrowland Festival in Belgium. Joining him on his stage on Sunday 26 July will be Chris Liebing, Green Velvet, Paul Kalkbrenber and Pierre, who will take to the decks and bring a broad range of underground dance music to the Opera Stage. Entrusted with the second largest stage for a fourth year running, Dave will share his passion for techno to a sold out crowd of music fans from 220 different countries.
Having just completed a weeklong series of events in Croatia for Ultra Europe, Ultra Worldwide recently revealed the first names set to perform at the inaugural edition of Road To Ultra Singapore! Gearing up to transform the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre on 19 September, Road To Ultra Singapore will be welcoming Skrillex, Alesso, Nicky Romero and Mija, the first group of DJs to join the bill in the Phase One announcement.
Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes recently announced a collaboration with Groucho Club who will ‘pop up’ at the House for four days of exclusive events combining the very best of both venues. Groucho will bring their expertise in arts, food and culture to the boutique hotel and party spot that is popular with artists, islanders and industry insiders. This is an apparent meeting of two minds with a shared appreciation and understanding of the real Ibiza: a creative hub on an inspirational island. Groucho Club Meets Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes will take place from 19-22 August.
After their 'Stand Up' (incl. DJ Spen Mixes) track last month, Christian B and Lavvy Levan return on Friday Fox Recordings with their new number, 'Vigour (I Need You)'. Waxing lyrical to the sound of a melancholic deep groove that's besieged by an intoxicating bass hook, 'Vigour' sees Lavvy tell the heavy hearted story of how love affects our lives and how it feels once that connection with someone is gone. The duo have begun to gather some serious momentum with their Friday Fox Recordings imprint, their friendship centred around music, the early days which included forays into rave and D&B, and pirate radio sessions among other musical adventures.
Veteran producers Ariaan Olieroock and Peter Kriek, aka 16 Bit Lolitas, have delivered a deep rework of electronic music legend Jean-Michel Jarre and M83’s new track ‘Glory’. The track, along with remixes of Jean-Michel’s newest tracks (all collaborations with artists like Gesaffelstien, 3D of Massive Attack and Tangerine Dream) by artists such as Steve Angello, Above & Beyond, 3D and Jarre himself, are out now on Ultra Music.
Toolroom Records’ 'Poolside Ibiza' returns with a new collection of warming, summer tracks; an ideal soundtrack to those long, hazy days spent by the pool. This year's edition has been constructed by Autograf & Kolombo. First up on mixing duties is Autograf, a live act from Chicago whose disco-infused house sound has been gaining great support.
Apparently one of The Netherlands most popular singer/songwriters, Janne Schra releases her new single ‘Carry On’ on 7 August. The track, released on Berlin’s Embassy One label, is the latest from her new album, ‘Ponzo’ and showcases her cool and quirky, eclectic pop style. Dutch producer Mason has taken the summery tune and reformatted it for the dancefloor, which sees its release today. Also included are big remixes from Chopstick & JohnJon, JustOne and Feiertag.
The mobilee boss will host her first ever event in London this October playing a special extended set, alongside a hand-picked selection of artists who inspire and complement her sound. Anja has quite possibly become a firm favourite in London through her residency with LWE at Tobacco Dock, one off mobilee showcases and appearances at Found Festival. Continuing her long-time affinity with the city, The Steelyard’s intimate surroundings will provide the space where she aims to build a stronger connection with her fans.
Down through the electronic ages, across the grand span of progressive and trance imprints, a level of reverence is probably reserved for the name Bonzai Records. Renowned as the label birthplace of many of the twinned genres’ track and producer greats, it’s delivered the likes of ‘Universal Nation’, ‘The First Rebirth’, ‘Sunrise At Palamos’, ‘Silver Bath’ and dozens upon dozens of others. All but synonymous with artists like M.I.K.E./Push, Plastic Boy & Yves De Ruyter, Bonzai has also been the home to Laurent Christian Georges Véronnez… better yet known as Airwave.
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike recently revealed their new collaboration with US hip-hop star Ne-Yo, but even prior to its official release on Monday, the track has made Shazam’s Top 100 most popular tracks chart. Now, the follow up record to their recent track, ‘The Hum’, has a remix by Dutch duo Bassjackers, available for free to anyone who Shazam’s the original.
Japanese DJ/Producer Namy and legendary female vocalist Kathy Brown's track ‘Not This Time 2015’ gets four brand new re-works for King Street Sounds.
Monday will see the Secret Music imprint return with ‘No Regrets’ Ft Lexy Panterra by SLF & JAG, backed with a remix from Simon Baker under his newly formed BKR Projekt guise. SLF aka Stephane Lefrancois is a Parisian artist now residing in London who’s recorded for many labels in the world of electronic music such as !K7 and Compost. Here you see Stephane return to his Secret Music imprint alongside production partner JAG aka Jameson Gilvarry, following their ‘Laika’ EP which picked up support from the likes of Dusky, Danny Tenaglia and Noah Pred.
Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Ananda Project a.k.a. Chris Brann is possibly one of the most prolific and musical dance music producers of our time. With summer time vibes in the air, Nite Grooves has compiled 20 originals and remixes of some of Ananda Project's most iconic releases on the label with their ‘Essential Summer Collection’.
Mixing the 83rd edition of the fabric series is Dutchman Joris Voorn, whose mix is set to be released on 21 August. Whilst to some minds a relatively new addition to the playing field, he has been performing for close to two decades, first appearing at fabric with his live show in April of 2007. He has an ever-increasing discography reaching from atmospheric interludes to broken beats, much of which appears on his own labels Rejected and Green - the latter releasing his artist album ‘Nobody Knows’ in 2014, which was named by Billboard as their ‘Electronic Album Of The Year’. He has forged a sound in both the DJ booth and the studio that’s both identifiable and individual, which shines through on ‘fabric 83’.
Having gone viral in a video of Lil Louis at Concrete, Paris, Italian duo Souldynamic’s house single ‘EQTRL’ featuring vocalist Roland Clark is now set for release on Tribe Records this month. Honing their craft since the early-noughties, Luca & Stefano established their Souldynamic project in 2007 before leaving their small town in the heart of Italy to try and establish themselves across globe.
Two of possibly the most respected labels in dance music, Defected Records and Get Physical, have joined forces on a new mix album as well as a series of live events taking place in London, Ibiza and Berlin this Autumn. As two long-standing labels, their respective catalogues include countless records, while their parties are hugely popular. 'Defected Gets Physical Mixed by DJ T. & Luke Solomon’ sees their respective catalogues explored and exhibited, while a trio of live events in London, Berlin and Ibiza involving DJ T., Luke Solomon, M.A.N.D.Y., Paolo Rocco, Eddie Fowlkes, Juan Maclean, Jesse Rose and Simon Dunmore celebrate a collaborative mind-set synonymous with its original spirit of house music.
TomorrowWorld recently announced the final lineup for its third annual festival that will commence on 25 September 2015. Following its headliner announcements that included Hardwell, Bassnectar, Kaskade, Porter Robinson, DJ Snake, The Magician, Get Real and more, TomorrowWorld now welcomes an eclectic array of dance music artists to join them on the grounds of Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia, in just a few months.
Northern England’s Turquoise Blue imprint returns with the ‘Coco Beware’ EP courtesy of UK artist Rhymos. Aaron Binstead aka Rhymos is a rising talent coming out of the UK with releases on DJ W!ld’s Catwash imprint, Geddes’ Murmur Records and Overall Music and support coming from BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong, Huxley, Laura Jones and Kate Simko. Here we see Rhymos welcomed onto the Turquoise Blue roster, following the footsteps of artists such as Alex Arnout, John Dimas, Djebali and Phonogenic.
After releasing ‘Colourblind’ last year on Revealed, Berlin-based producer Thomas Gold returns to the imprint with another track – ‘Believe’ featuring Bright Lights. Built around boisterous introductory beats that transform into a large build-up, Thomas draws in synth-driven melodies that interject the track with his own workings.
Justin Robertson, here in his Deadstock 33s guise, delivers his latest album, 'Everything Is Turbulence'. This is his second album under this alias and comprises 12 tracks, acting as a sonic companion to his DJ sets. The album is laced with various artistic contributors, including Lisa Elle from Dark Horses providing vocals and guitar on 'Metal Taste', Justin's wife Sofia Robertson lends her haunting vocals on 'For One Touch' and 'I Am Automatic', a collaboration between Justin and Daniel Avery, possibly one of the biggest stars to emerge from the electronic scene in recent times, with whom he has a long standing production partnership
Last week, during a panel event at San Diego Comic-Con, Xbox and The Coalition shared insights on the development of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, the remastered and modernised version of the shooter that possibly defined the first generation of HD gaming. In addition, speakers at the panel revealed the Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle, available for pre-order now, and launching in the UK on 21 August (the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition digital code will allow gamers to pre-install the game ready for launch day on 28 August).
This summer Defected unleashes The Juan MacLean’s ‘A Simple Design’, with fresh remixes from Purple Disco Machine – accompanied by a new recut video – and Jesse Rose aiming to establish it as one of the year’s most essential house cuts. A collaboration between US musician John MacLean and former LCD Soundsystem vocalist Nancy Whang, The Juan MacLean has taken the sound of his former band, Six Finger Satellite, to the dancefloor, retaining flashes of post-punk and '70s experimental electronics while grafting bits of early Euro-disco, electro, Detroit techno and Chicago house.
With recent releases on Selador, Noir, Suara, Hive Audio, Tulipa and Sullivan Room, Dave Seaman’s next creative outing is two remixes of ‘Let Me’, the forthcoming single by Habischman Ft. Thomas Gandey, on Supernova's Lapsus Music label. Born in January 2009 from the mind of the Italian duo Supernova, Lapsus Music has been created with the aim of releasing high quality electronic music without restrictions and focused on discovering new talent.
'Myrki Heima’ by Oliver Englafjord is an album that metamorphosed from late-night sonic-sketching, through YouTube beta testing on to an alias-donned/fully-fleshed 13-track body of work… three years in process, ‘Myrki Heima’’s passage to album-hood culminates this July. The by-chance brainchild of Sweden’s Marcus Schössow, ‘Myrki’’s embryonic moment occurred in Iceland, a half decade ago. Blinking ‘Oliver Englafjord’ into existence, it apparently was a trip for Schössow that went far beyond the bounds of the merely inspirational.
Detroit Love returns to the Space Discoteca today with Carl Craig, who is joined by Mad Mike Banks playing keys over Carl’s Moog-infused 4CD-deck set, Moritz Von Oswald, Robert Hood and Mirko Loko. ‘Detroit Love’ is a new concept from Carl, designed to bring together and support the sounds of Detroit, and take a little of the techno brotherhood to clubs and festivals the world over. The new home for Detroit Love, Space Ibiza, is the venue where he first DJ’d on the island.
After last year’s inaugural ‘Underground Sound of Ibiza’ album, Bedrock is back with the second instalment of this summer series. The format for this latest edition has been expanded to fill 3xCDs, themed around the different hours of a night’s partying, featuring 30 exclusive new tracks from possibly some of the world’s most exciting artists, selected and mixed by John Digweed.
Richie Hawtin’s highly conceptualised ENTER. returned to Space Ibiza for a fourth season this year. Recognised for bringing together Hawtin’s passion for futuristic music, technological advancements and Japanese Sake, every single aspect of the event is planned and executed. The same could be said for ‘ENTER.IBIZA 2015’, a new special-edition four disc collection of music that aims to take listeners on a journey through the unique musical atmosphere encountered in each room at ENTER. from the beginning to the end of the night.
Stem Records returns with a new EP from Manchester’s Winter Son this month, comprising two original tracks and remixes from Germany’s Baal and Neil Flynn. Winter Son has been releasing material under this guise since 2013, most notably alongside fellow Mancunian Jozef K which has seen him grace labels such as Sasha’s Last Night On Earth, Let’s Play House and the Skint imprint. Here we see him join the roster of Stem Records, a label launched out of Manchester and home to material from Legowelt, Lake People and Mind Against.
Tramlines recently released the full schedule for the weekend (24-26 July), detailing the running order for all 200 artists on its 2015 bill. New for this year, Tramlines' printed programmes are completely free and have been distributed around Sheffield and other key cities. Tramlines is one of the UK’s biggest inner-city festivals where, for one weekend, 100,000 people descend upon Sheffield to turn the city centre into one huge festival site. Now in its seventh year, Tramlines continues to bring legendary acts alongside breaking new talent to its stages. Headliners for 2015 include The Charlatans, Basement Jaxx and Wu-Tang Clan, with support from the likes of Billy Bragg, Buzzcocks, Martha Reeves, Neneh Cherry and The Sugarhill Gang.
Known as a sun soaked hub for dance music, Ushuaïa Ibiza based events collective ANTS are set to release their second annual compilation package via dance label ITH, curated and mixed by three renowned selectors in their own right. Disc one comes courtesy of the original house gangster, DJ Sneak.
Oliver Heldens recently launched Heldeep Records, as well as revealing himself as the mystery producer HI-LO, who had a debut release ‘Crank It Up’ on Mad Decent. Over the course of his rise to prominence, this Dutch DJ/producer has arguably earned his place alongside the world's biggest artists, using his studio and DJing abilities as the driving force behind his success. HI-LO will have the first release on the label.
Following the success of lead single ‘I Want You To Know’ ft. Selena Gomez, Grammy award-winning artist/DJ/producer Zedd recently released his second artist album ‘True Colours’. Having executively-produced the album and co-written each track - with featured vocalists including Selena Gomez, Jon Bellion, Bahari and Troye Sivan - the album is the follow-up to Zedd’s 2012 debut album ‘Clarity’, which spawned five singles including the Grammy-winning title track and cemented Zedd’s rise as an artist.
South African electronic band Goldfish team up with Dimmi and the Spinnin’ imprint to unleash ‘The Storm’, which is out now on Beatport. Released through the label’s “Deep” division, the track is typical Goldfish with its live instrumentation. Interweaving gospel top lines soar over guitars, saxophones, organ chord progressions and slapping percussion, giving rhythm and sunshine in equal proportion.
Last year’s collaboration between UK duo Leftwing & Kody and Chicago’s Robert Owens gets revisited with two remixes from wAFF and Mark Jenkyns. Formed in 2012, Leftwing & Kody established themselves as possibly one of the most distinguished acts to rise from the London scene, making regular Beatport Top 10 appearances plus a nomanation in DJ Mag’s 2013 Best of British Awards for ‘Best Breakthrough DJ’.
As possibly one of the most exciting talents rising out of the UK, there is possibly no better time for DC-10 resident Richy Ahmed to team up with New York house imprint, Strictly Rhythm, and release the ‘Can’t You See EP’. Opening with a hard-hitting 4/4 beat ‘Can’t You See’ features a funk-laden, walking bassline adding fluidity to the mix, calling on the sound of the ‘80s and bringing it in to the present day.
DJ Magazine recently announced that it will partner with the Fold Festival at the Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead, NY on 4 & 5 August 2015. The two day music festival is being produced and hosted by Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist, Nile Rodgers and is an event that will feature Rodgers and his multi-platinum band Chic sharing the stage with music legends and contemporary artists.
With the summer season off and running, Café Mambo is hosting possibly some of the biggest pre-parties on the island throughout the season as it’s once again the official host of Pacha pre-parties. Mondays will see Aoki’s Playhouse featuring Steve Aoki and special guests, whilst Tuesdays will feature Together & Defected In The House, ahead of their party at Amnesia.
Magnetic Recordings is the label from DJ Sneak which is all about pure, raw, uncompromising 4/4 beats that traverse the very best in jackin’, tech and soulful grooves. Now boastings 75+ releases on the label, this summer sees Magnetic unleash their new compilation series, ‘Magnetic Cuts’. With all the tracks selected by DJ Sneak, there are six volumes to collect that showcase some of the best sounds from the underground.
Almost 10 years after the release of Exhibitionist, Jeff Mills is about to reveal the follow-up to his innovative film with Exhibitionist 2, set for release in September 2015. Exhibitionist 2 explores DJing as an art form and gives you a peak into how a DJ makes use of current technological means to create seamless mixes and complex transitions to levels that were thought impossible not long ago.
London’s Alexis Raphael has come a long way since his ‘Spaceship’ EP on Jamie Jones and Lee Foss’s Hot Waves imprint in 2011, having since signed releases to Kerri Chandler’s MadTech, Jaymo & Andy George’s Moda Black and now Lower East, where he returns to here with some fresh material.
Fresh from the release of ‘The Hum’ starring Charlie Sheen and Jean-Claude Van Damme, the Smash The House bosses and brothers are now back with US hip-hop artist Ne-Yo for ‘Higher Place’. After some teaser videos on their social media channels, the duo recenty released the official lyric video of ‘Higher Place’ ahead of the full video release this summer.
Maceo Plex recently announced his forthcoming album with the first single on his Ellum imprint, featuring two compositions in the ‘Solar Sampler’. A-side, ‘Wash Away My Tears (12 inch mix)’ is deep, dreamy and introspective with emotive synths and luscious melodies. On the flip ‘Solar Detroit’ is rich in depth and quality as it builds into an epic affair with dramatic synth lines, grumbling FX and sonic acid giving you a taste of what’s to come on his long-player.
Sensation is celebrating 15 years in the Amsterdam ArenA tonight and to make sure as many people as possible will be part of the legacy, Sensation and Beatport are giving clubbers from around the world the chance to be part of Sensation 'The Legacy' via a live video stream. The sold-out spectacle will bring together 40,000 people dressed in white to celebrate 15 years of Sensation and you can tune into www.sensation.com/beatportlive from 9:30pm CET for exclusive interviews, backstage reports and the event
Tonight, Hercules & Love Affair return to play live at Glitterbox at Space, Ibiza. The band's two live performances helped define Glitterbox’s first season last year and joining them will be Aeroplane, Horse Meat Disco, Simon Dunmore, Luke Solomon and DJ Antz.
Fresh off the back of ‘Eminesence’ on Yoruba, which was supported by the likes of Francois K, Roy Davis Jr, Mr G and Butch, Glaswegian producer Vince Watson lines up his Balearic single ‘Flamenca’ for New York label Nervous. Besides Yoruba, last year alone saw the producer release on Cocoon, Planet E, Poker Flat and Ovum – the latter of which was the label’s 250th release.
Eden spins over the last two decades and chronicles the rise and fall of one of the DJs who pioneered the French Touch music scene in the ‘90s. It’s based on the experiences of Hansen-Løve’s brother (and co-writer) Sven, who was one of the original DJs of the French house and garage scene in the early 1990s. Mia Hansen Love’s film was shot in Paris, New York and Chicago and features numerous cameos including the legendary Tony Humphries.
Fedde Le Grand is kicking off his summer by offering up his latest track, ‘Cinematic’, which features the vocals of Denny White. Fedde combines Denny’s vocals with his signature dance sound. Having provided the musical backdrop for the Official Ultra Japan After-Movie and having stayed at the top of Japan’s dance chart for almost a week, as well as having a top 5 place on Beatport’s Progessive House Chart, this track should do well for him.
Doorly has cemented himself as a firm Toolroom favourite over the past couple of years with some big releases such as ‘Ladies Night’, ‘Thunder Clap', his remix of Harry Romero’s classic ‘Tania’ and the chart topping ‘I Want You To Dance’ which became a huge hit in the Beatport charts. With this in mind, Toolroom Records now present his ‘Thang’ EP.
Ever since Roger Martinez (in collaboration with Secret Cinema) released the ‘Menthol Raga EP’ back in May 2013, there has been a wondering about when he might return to Lost & Found. Guy J has been keeping the lid on this doubleheader from possibly one of Holland’s finest electronic artists for some time now, but now it’s time to unveil ‘Downriver’ and ‘Trans’.
TomorrowWorld recently announced its Phase II headliners featuring Kaskade, Bassnectar, Bingo Players and more. Following its Phase 1 Headliner lineup, and recent stage curator announcement including The Magician and Thomas Jack, TomorrowWorld further solidifies its position with more music programming. Its Phase II headliner announcement highlights an eclectic array of artists such as Benny Benassi, Laidback Luke,The Chainsmokers, DVBBS, Guy Gerber and Maya Jane Coles as well as performances by Porter Robinson and Rudimental on the L!VE Stage.
Grammy Award-winning jazz/soul singer Gregory Porter recently announced a 16 date tour around the UK. The tour opens on 4 April 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall, London and concludes on 24 April at the Birmingham Symphony Hall.
W&W’s new single ‘The One’ has been officially released through Mainstage Music, sub label of Amsterdam based record label Armada Music. By making use of Whitney Houston’s ‘How Will I Know', the Dutch DJ duo honours the famed vocalist and aim to create a potential chart-topping record in the process. ‘How Will I Know’ has become widely known for being Whitney’s second song to top the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, as part of her seven consecutive number ones in the chart of the U.S. Magazine.
It’s been nearly a decade since the world was treated to new official music from rapper Method Man. The Wu-Tang Clans most successful member is getting back to music with his new solo album ‘The Meth Lab’. Recorded in Staten Island, the album features lifelong cohorts Redman, Raekwon, Hanz On, Streetlife, Inspectah Deck and more.
Fresh off the back of his debut album ‘United We Are’, Hardwell is back with another track, this time teaming up with fellow Dutchman Wiwek for something a little different in the shape of ‘Chameleon’. The track is something of throwback for Hardwell, with a taste of his early work sitting comfortably alongside the electro house flavour offered up by Wiwek, who in turn steps out of his usual style and takes on a more progressive, fresh approach.
Just a Little and Tremors are joining forces again for Global Rhythms, a 15-hour day and night terrace party bringing a palette of worldwide flavours to Oval Space in London. Heading up the bill is Gilles Peterson, who from his cult BBC 6 Music show to seminal Brownswood label and beyond, has possibly become over three decades one of the most influential figures in UK music as he champions artists from all around the world.
On 29 June The Pool House imprint drops a new EP courtesy of Jimmy Luna entitled ‘Back From Alhena’ and backed with a remix from P!nkpanther. Born and raised in Guatemala, Jimmy Luna opened his own nightclub (Metro) in the capital in 2012 and co-founded Vicey Loops, a label that has seen material released from the likes of Pete Herbert, Sischi Rosch and Andre Salmon.
The Leftroom Limited imprint is back early July with jozif’s ‘A Million To One’ EP, comprising three original tracks from the UK artist. London’s jozif has been a producer and DJ on the underground circuit for quite some time now with releases on Crosstown Rebels, Compost, Culprit and his Fist or Finger imprint (run alongside Craig Richards), as well as shows in Barcelona, Berlin, Paris, Mexico, a residency at NYC’s Verboten and regular slots at fabric, London in recent times.
Introducing the first in a new mix album series, ‘Strictly Jacked! Mixed By Luke Solomon’ compiles hidden rarities and contemporary cuts from labels including Cuttin' Headz, Robsoul, Heist and Strictly that encapsulate the jackin’ house sound of Chicago, alongside brand new remixes from Solomon himself. Following the release of ‘Strictly DJ T.: 25 Years of Strictly Rhythm’, which paid homage to the history of New York house music and arguably the most influential house music label of all time, Strictly Rhythm returns with the Strictly Jacked! series. This first edition has been mixed and compiled by Classic’s Luke Solomon, who has also contributed four exclusive new remixes to this release.
In 2013, two dance music event companies collectively brought the first edition of the Amsterdam Music Festival. This movement is now annually nestled in the heart of dance music’s most integral conference known as the Amsterdam Dance Event. Now, all eyes will be on Amsterdam again as on 16-17 October this year the Amsterdam Music Festival, the biggest event during Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), will expand to a two day experience hosting a line-up of some of the world's biggest DJs.
Electronic Music live video streaming platform BE-AT.TV recently announced the acquisition of non-commercial Ibiza radio station Ibiza Sonica, a leading online and FM radio station committed to spreading the music of Ibiza worldwide. Ibiza Sonica was founded in 2006 by Igor Marijuan and Miguel Valverde in an effort to deliver the best of Ibiza’s underground sounds worldwide, with the station’s simultaneous Internet and FM broadcasts reaching listeners around the world.
One of our favourite production duos, Gabriel & Dresden, talk about their North American Classics Tour, which continues tonight at Ten Nightclub in Newport Beach, California. Josh Gabriel and Dave Dresden are behind some classic productions, including ‘Tracking Treasure Down’ and ‘As The Rush Comes’ (as Motorcycle). Get excited, as hopefully it will be hitting Europe too.
Following the planning application for the redevelopment of Wolstenholme Square in Liverpool, Cream recently confirmed that Nation, the home of Cream, will be closing its doors for a final time at the end of this year to make way for a new subterranean music venue on the same ground as the iconic venue. The £40m year-long development designed by Liverpool architects Falconer Chester Hall will transform Liverpool’s historic Wolstenholme Square and will see the creation of new buildings ranging up to 10 storeys, a new passageway through to Wolstenholme Square to Seel Street, as well as featuring ground floor commercial space for cafes, restaurants, shops and a new home for Cream.
Some of Armada’s key DJs have set their sights on Croatia. From the 6-9 July, the Armada Croatia festival is taking over the country’s clubbing scene, made possible by Papaya Club and Armada Music. The traditional festival has been around for eight years already and adds record label Armada Music to the mix for this year’s ninth anniversary.
Kittball favourite Paji returns to the German label once more this month for another piece of house music. Classically trained musician Paji’s live sets employ the use of an electric violin which he loops as he builds tracks from scratch, leading to appearances at the likes of Tomorrowland, Fete de La Musique, Bora Bora, Tresor, as well as the Kittball Croatia residencies and rooftop parties.
Beyond, the club that has apparently revolutionised the after-hours clubbing concept in London is moving to Ministry of Sound from Sunday 28 June 2015 from 5:30am - 2pm (or later). Hosting events on a weekly basis for over 12 years at three venues, Beyond was born in Vauxhall, South London at Club Colisseum, before relocating to its spiritual home of Area, followed by a residency at Fire. The end of 2014 saw the first of three events at Ministry Of Sound.
After announcing the line-up for its first four dates, Vagabundos recently confirmed the line up for the 12th, 19th and 26th of July and the 2nd of August. Sundays at Space Ibiza are continuing to gain in popularity, thanks to Luciano and his new guests that complete the Vagabundos nights.
The Squatters have apparently applied their sound palette to a decent selection of this year’s biggest tracks already. Bringing groove, bassline and other sounds to the table, the latest release to get “The Squatters Treatment” is Vanilla Ace’s ‘Break Away’, out now on Vicious Bitch.
Since the Sensation brand first came to life in the Amsterdam Arena on 1 July 2000, over two million people across 30 countries have danced, celebrated, and experienced possibly one of the most widely revered events in the world. Fast forward to the present day and the Sensation name is still at the forefront of the dance music scene, bigger and stronger than ever, and now celebrating its 15th anniversary. To mark the occasion, ‘Sensation 2015: The Legacy’ is releasing an official compilation album giving the listener a slice of what makes the brand so popular.
Oliver Heldens and Shaun Frank recently released their new collaborative single, ‘Shades Of Grey’ via Spinnin' Records. Both producers have been riding waves of success already through the first half of 2015 as Oliver has performed on the Main Stages of both Ultra Music Festival in Miami and EDC Las Vegas, while Shaun has released originals on both Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Records and Steve Angello's label, Size.
If Holland is an ocean of arm waving EDM producers and chin stroking deep tech-house tweakers there is possibly somewhere an island that is the home for the misfits and forward thinkers not involved in either scene. This recently discovered place is 'Dutch Disco'; a home to some of the country's funkier and more innovative musical inhabitants. As a new generation of Dutch producers tends to bring in new flavours, the Dutch Disco's inhabitants have brought a taste of their isolated paradise by way of this nine track album.
Glasgow Underground will release a new single from Scottish duo Illyus & Barrientos at the end of June, backed with a remix from Mia Dora’s Rob Etherson. The duo have been on the rise as artists and DJs over the past few years with heavy support coming from BBC Radio1’s Pete Tong and Annie Mac, remix work for Gorgon City and Lovebirds plus shows at London’s Ministry Of Sound, XOYO and the Sub Club in Glasgow. Here we see the pair return to the Glasgow Underground imprint with new material, following up their ‘Need Me’ single in 2014.
Following their Easter party, Groove Odyssey returns to Ministry of Sound on Bank Holiday Sunday 30 August to present House Legends. London’s original soulful house night has lined up a
feast of classic house, soul, funk and real deep house from the American house DJs Joe Claussell and DJ Spen, backed up by the UK’s Jazzie B, Bobby & Steve and Paul Trouble
On 14 August Cream lands at the MFCC Grounds in Ta Qali on the island of Malta after its initial arrival back in 2008. Bringing over an eclectic array of musical flavours, ranging from big room to the darker realms of techno, Creamfields has delivered two headliners with a storied connection to the global Creamfields family over the years; UK trio Above & Beyond and Sweden’s Steve Angello.
It doesn't seem that long ago when UK act Disclosure revealed first signs of a new album with their track ‘Bang That’. Now the duo get set for the next single 'Holding On' taken from their forthcoming follow up to 2013's extremely successful debut long-player, ‘Settle'.
Moonrise Festival - Baltimore’s only electronic music festival – returns to the Pimlico Race Course on Saturday 8 August and Sunday 9 August. Festival founders Steez Promo and Glow DC have apparently upped the ante this year with a lineup that traverses the dance music map. It was also recently announced that joining festival headliners Bassnectar (Saturday) and Above & Beyond (Sunday) at Moonrise is UK production team Knife Party.
Float Your Boat with The Official Boat Party for Carl Cox 'Music is Revolution' at Space Ibiza, happening every Tuesday from 7 July to 22 September. The FYB Carl Cox opening party sees Uner on the decks of the custom Pioneer XY Pro-Audio Sound System, delivering techno against the backdrop of sun and sea.
After coming through the Spring with his track ‘I Just Can’t’ feat. Jeremih, Dim Mak recently released Crookers’ (aka Phra) new artist album ‘Sixteen Chapel’. The album includes 12 tracks and features collaborations with TJR, Zombie Nation, Antwon, STS and more. It’s a glitchy, fidgety electro house soundtrack with sprinkles of hip hop and R&B.
José Padilla, a legend in the Ibiza scene, has possibly just made his most forward thinking Balearic album of the year in 'So Many Colours'. José is loved by many for his work soundtracking sunsets at the Café Del Mar and compiling the seminal ‘Café Del Mar’ compilations which sold over six million copies. His fans are wide and varied, on one end of the spectrum you have Madonna or Karl Lagerfeld, and on the other DJs such as Harvey and Andrew Weatherall. The four aforementioned producers Padilla worked with are; Mark Barrott of Sketches From An Island and founder of International Feel; Telephones, a man making waves right now with his deep house sound; Dusseldorf based and natural beat maker Wolf Müller a.k.a Jan Schulte; and Australian Tornado Wallace of Tim Sweeney’s Beats In Space label.
Swedish producer Allertz recently unveiled the music video for his summer track, ‘Perfect Day’. The music video follows a group of girlfriends as they cruise across California and frolic on the beaches until sunset. Brimming with sun-kissed scenes and smiles, the visuals suit the euphoric nature of the song which aims to encapsulate an ideal 'Perfect Day'.
Ultra Worldwide recently revealed further details for its debut edition on the Indonesian island of Bali. Set to grace the shores of ‘The Island of the Gods’ for the first time ever, the event will take place at the Potato Head Beach Club in the coastal town of Seminyak on Thursday 24 September and Friday 25 September 25. With 10000 clubbers expected, Seminyak is apparently home to sophisticated and chic nightlife spots, luxurious high-end resorts, critically acclaimed restaurants and authentic spa retreats.
Hot on the heals of their 'Reverse Proceed' album 'Transmissions: Glasgow' sees Slam's Orde Meikle & Stuart McMillan proudly presenting a special album release centred around the gifted artists of their home town, documenting the burgeoning scene. The pair have utilised their skill and experience as DJs, producers and label owners to pull together 15 tracks, by an assortment of producers who call the city their home.