The UK’s Brighton Music Conference (BMC) recently confirmed its 2016 two-day event will take place at the Brighton Dome on Thursday 14 April and Friday 15 April 2016. Following the apparent huge success of BMC 2015, which saw the number of professional delegates increase by over 30% and its Academy programme enjoy capacity audiences, the conference returns to its original April schedule, which was moved in 2015 due to availability of the exhibition centre.
The art of creation has apparently been a driving component in the life of Markus Schulz and for the past decade, his story is linked with the ascent of one of Europe's leading arena events for trance. He is also proud to call Transmission his home. Now in its 12th edition, Transmission attracts a worldwide audience and has yielded a setting where the Miami native shines.
T in the Park fans will have another chance to get their hands on tickets for the 2016 festival when another batch of Christmas early-bird tickets go on sale today at 9am. Earlier this month, festival-goers snapped up a limited release of tickets in under 10 minutes after festival organisers DF Concerts and founding partner Tennent’s Lager revealed the first headliner for 2016 – The Stone Roses.
Pacha Barcelona rounds of its year with a New Year’s Eve party headlined by Marco Carola, Paco Osuna and Andre Buljat, an event that finds clubbing brands FACT and Pacha joining forces. FACT is apparently known for putting on events and label showcases all around the world, while Pacha is a clubbing institution that has a loyal following at its venues. Pacha's Barcelona outpost is a club which has spent big on production, lights, lasers and sounds.
Solarstone’s Pure Trance movement has aimed to redefine the trance landscape since its inception in 2012. The Pure Trance Progressive label is its newest extension, focusing on promoting the exciting, resurgent deeper, slower side of the Pure Trance sound.
After a big summer of touring, many Radio One plays and another Beatport Top 10 under his belt with ‘Man Gone’, Toolroom resident artist and house music DJ/producer Weiss returns with another club cut, ‘Get Em Funk’, that could do some serious damage.
Fedde Le Grand recently released his latest track, ‘The Noise’, on Darklight Records. The track is a big, energetic dance record that, although a slight departure from Fedde’s usual production style, has apparently been doing well in his DJ sets. Already catching the attention of fellow DJs including Tiesto, Twoloud, W&W and Dannic, he aims to make this return to the studio a big track over the next few months.
This autumn, Black Hole Recordings introduced a new vocal name to the electronic music domain - Lyonheart. Over the last half-decade or so, he’s notched up club tracks alongside the likes
of BT, Oakenfold, Chicane, MYNC & others. However, with his new track, ‘Amelia’, his lead-out single (with an artist album to follow next year), he’s ushering in a new sound, feel and era to
his music. Holland’s Black Hole Recordings are blazing his trail with a run of remixes that take the radio-oriented Original and repoint it in the direction of club floors.
Cream recently announced a night of dance music classics as you’ve possibly never heard them before, the soundtrack to a generation, performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in one of Liverpool’s most iconic buildings - Liverpool Cathedral. Saturday 16 April 2016 brings together three of the city’s cultural institutions for an event that will see global dance brand Cream collaborate with musicians from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to transform some of the greatest dance classics from the electronic music genre.
Nite Grooves is back at it again as they deliver four heavy-hitting remixes of JOHNNYDANGEROUs’ iconic house music classic 'Beat That Bitch.'
LTN has joined a team of remixers including Adara, My City Glory and Far Lands on the new ‘Infinity EP’ by The Spacies.
Electric Paradise Music Festival, located in the Dominican Republic, announces its full 2015 lineup featuring Skrillex, Nicolas Jaar, Steve Angello, Guy Gerber, Martin Garrix and more. On 19 December, the multi-stage, multi-genre and multi-sensory festival, located in Punta Cana, will be welcoming an eclectic array of 20+ music artists for its 2015 edition, just steps away from what many apparently consider to be one of the most beautiful beaches on Earth. In addition to music, Electric Paradise will also offer art, food, design, technology and story-telling.
Possibly one of dance music’s most multifaceted duos Manufactured Superstars will unveil their debut full length album ‘Party All The Time’ on 4 December via Black Hole Recordings. The 16-track selection includes previously-released tracks like ‘Magnetic’ off their #1 EP on iTunes Dance, ‘Like Satellites’ which topped Billboard’s Dance chart for 20+ weeks and a disco version of ‘Take Me Over’.
Hardwell and Armin van Buuren recently received the first copies of their own action figures. Dutch stand-up comedian (and friend of Hardwell) Guido Weijers handed over the first few figurines to the musicians. Even though major international stars such as Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Kiss, and The Beatles have been immortalised this way before, Hardwell and Armin van Buuren are apparently the first DJs to have received their own action figures.
After their underground track 'Are You Dancing?' in spring and a long hot summer messing about in the Med, Vanni & Fav are back on their production perches, working on a series of cuts for the new season. 'Do Do Do' is a melodic tech house groove where dark and eery synth stabs meet delicate melodies. It's weaved together by a hypnotic techno loop that bleeps its way through the track before giving way to Fav's vocal, which is complimented by a piano hook.
Robert Babicz, aka Rob Acid, launches his strictly limited-run, live production label Dirt Cuts. Forget loops and laptops, computers and coding, the label aims to be raw, authentic, real, and above all, fearless. Debut release ‘A’ drops today - the first of the label’s 26 attempts to redefine the possibilities of 21st century electronic sound by recording live, improvised music produced without computers or sequencers.
Justin James recently announced the release of his brand new EP, ‘Space Sleaze’ available on his very own imprint, refused. on 8 December. The EP features two versions of the track with vocals from artist Dan Diamond, known for his work on Peace Division's ‘Club Therapy Remixes’. The first offers listeners a dark, techno record that rumbles below the words of Dan Diamond, while the second is an acapella, placing all the focus on the monologue.
Set for DVD release on 14 December, Eden spins out over the last two decades and chronicles the rise and fall of one of the DJs who pioneered the French electro music scene in the ‘90s. The movie is based on the experiences of Hansen-Løve’s brother (and co-writer) Sven, who was one of the pioneering DJs of the French rave scene in the early-1990s.
King Street Sounds returns to two of DJ Roland Clark's most classic releases 'President House' and 'If I Was A DJ' with three remixes to possibly keep the club hot and sweaty! Kicking things off, Berlin based DJ/producer Superlover (Exploited Records, Suara, i! Records) opens with a funky and fresh piano driven house remix of 'President House.'
Four club cuts are ready to drop on Resonance Records at the end of this month by Hauswerks, including a remix by Detlef. With the likes of No Artificial Colours, Waifs & Strays, Dale Howard, wAFF, and DJ W!ld contributing to the label’s back catalogue, Hauswerks is soon to become the latest member to join the roster with an EP packed with no-nonsense house music, after remixing Rich Wakley on the label last year.
Theo Kottis has possibly been poised for big things ever since arriving on the scene a year ago with his debut ‘Waiting Game’, released on Moda Black. Having DJ’d alongside the likes of Jamie Jones, Tale Of Us and David August and apparently being able to count the likes of Pete Tong, Solomun and Simian Mobile Disco as fans, he has possibly established himself as one of the UK’s most exciting emerging talents.
Octopus Recordings’ label boss Sian and events and management company FourOverFour from Toronto, Canada, have combined forces, to release a new limited edition merchandise line. With their roots apparently planted in the underground club culture, the first drop includes official T-shirts and tote bags, designed and manufactured in the USA. Reflecting the pairings like-minded aesthetics, this collaboration sees ‘functional, futurist, streetwear pieces, featuring minimalistic graphic art’.
Doorly will make his return to Australia, playing eight dates across the country including Beyond the Vally festival in Victoria. Doorly rose to fame off the back of his Afterparty events in Huddersfield, has turned in Essential Mixes for Radio 1, has DJed at many major clubs and festivals and, for a while, was Usher’s personal warm up DJ, as well as running his own label. He now releases on Cajmere’s Cajual Records and his first release ‘Groove Me' sat in the Traxsource and Beatport Top 10 for over a month.
Former Defected artist KORT – now a solo project of Ben Webb – teams up with old school friend Elementary, on this new EP for the Soul Heaven imprint. Combining their studio talents and love for all things house, their ‘Won’t Stop EP’ sees the duo heading back to their roots, with straight-up house sounds heavily influenced by the soul and funk of their formative years.
Utrecht based dance music producer Maddix is about to drop what may be one of Revealed Recordings’ best tracks of 2015. ‘Ghosts’, available now, is possibly one of the strongest songs Maddix has produced in his short career, an ethereal, atmospheric take on electro house with a pulsating, thumping twist.
Lupe Fuentes delivers a piece of tech-house with her new record ‘1,000 Watts’ out 4 December on her very own In The Loop. Currently, her last release ‘Radar’, is now climbing the Beatport Top 100 Tech House Chart at #64.
Earlier this year, Dutch DJ/producer Nicky Romero the music video for ‘Let Me Feel.’ Marking a new creative direction for the Protocol label boss, Nicky recently revealed its follow up as he showcases the first part in the Nicky Romero Trilogy – the video accompaniment to his summer track ‘Lighthouse’. A groundbreaking concept for the producer, the Trilogy will see Romero craft three tracks alongside three ensuing videos, weaving them together to create one short story, set to drop early next year.
DJ Fresh has joined forces with producer High Contrast and MC Dizzee Rascal as a trio to present new single ‘How Love Begins’, released on 5 February 2016 via Ministry of
SXMusic is a brand new, boutique electronic music festival set to unfold in March 2016 on the Caribbean island of St. Martin. In a crowded global festival market, this carefully conceived, five-day event in a dreamlike location is promising a unique, unforgettable experience for those lucky enough to enjoy it. Jamie Jones, DJ Tennis, Lee Burridge, Adriatique, Thugfucker, Blond:ish, Francesca Lombardo and Psychemagik complete the first wave of artists.
Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep In Sound closes the year with a two-track EP from Noir entitled ‘Night Walker’. René Kristensen aka Noir has possibly been at the top his game for over a decade now with output coming via Defected, Suara, Get Physical, Saved and of his very own Noir Music.
It’s been around a year since John O’Callaghan rolled out his first ‘Residents’ mix-comp. In that interim Subculture’s lodestar has again been 360-ing the world, bringing the sounds and sights of his brand of electronic music to clubs, arenas and festivals.
With the release of his debut album, the end of 2015 sees Irish DJ/music-maker, Sneijder, present planet trance with a fully-realised 13-track collection of productions. ‘Everything Changes’ comes fully loaded with much solo audio from studio-Sneijder - tracks that may well deliver a new level high for his sound. Equally though the album sorties newer territories: vocals, breakbeat and trance-progressive being just a few. With organically chosen collaboration tracks interleaved with song-based pieces, it delivers everything a long-player should.
Five of the top six and six of the top ten records on the Billboard Top 100 are from Canadian singers. The Weeknd, Drake, Justin Bieber and Shaun Mendes are currently dominating global airwaves and all hail from within 150 KM of each other in Toronto / Southern Ontario. Now, rising Toronto native R&B act Jhyve has gotten an electronic remix from fellow Toronto producers Love Thy Brother.
Think the cat’s is definitely out of the bag on this one! After a phenomenal 15 consecutive years at Space Ibiza, Carl Cox
and Safehouse Management officially confirmed recently that 2016 will be Carl’s final residency at the club… Marking the end of
an era, Music is Revolution: The Final Chapter sees Carl going out in style for what aims to be the biggest and best season
yet. It’ll be 15 weeks, his longest season ever, kicking off on 14 June and running until what’s sure to be an emotional final closing party on 20 September.
After the apparent success of ‘Powers Of Ten’, Stephan Bodzin’s most profound full-length album, the German producer has now invited a group of artists to remix a selection of the LP’s signature tracks. This collection will be released digitally as well as on vinyl on 18 December 2015. The original album came in June on Bodzin’s own Herzblut Recordings and was a hugely personal affair that has apparently been played by DJs and danced to by clubbers all over the world. Now breathing fresh life and different perspectives into the original source material are the likes of Maceo Plex & Shall Ochin, Fur Coat, Extrawelt, long time musical sparring partner Marc Romboy, Pan-Pot, Max Cooper, Agents of Time, Dominik Eulberg and many more.
Label owner Darin Epsilon presents his first ever mini-album for the 37th release on Perspectives. ‘No Regrets’ is a collection of new original tracks, remixes and collaborations with a cast that includes John Graham aka Quivver, Silinder, Tim Penner, and Alice Rose. 2015 will go down as one of Darren’s biggest, after a series of releases on Sudbeat, Perfecto, and Selador. Over the summer he signed with the Nightlaw Agency and launched an official Beatport Play remix contest. He had several important tour stops along the way, such as Ministry of Sound London, Amsterdam Dance Event, Exchange LA and South by Southwest in Texas.
It’s not often that you find a 19-year-old producer referencing Earth, Wind and Fire as his favourite act. That’s exactly the case with new talent Throttle, the teenager from Australia who’s racked up a list of achievements over the past three years and who – with the official backing of Earth, Wind & Fire – is set to increase his profile even further with new single ‘September’, set for release through Ultra Music on 13 November.
Winter of 2015 is here and Drumcode continues to release the new tracks that may well make waves within the techno community. The label’s already been releasing tracks from artists such as Adam Beyer, Alan Fitzpatrick, Joseph Capriati, Maceo Plex, Luigi Madonna, Ida Engberg, Joel Mull, Sam Paganini, Harvey McKay and dubspeeka. Now, it’s the turn of Kaiserdisco.
Spanning from 29 April to 01 May 2016, boutique festival, Further Future, returns for its second year in the desert beyond Las Vegas to deliver the musical stylings of more than 70 international acts, alongside a range of other features including talks by leaders in the worlds of business, science and the arts, all combining against a landscape aiming to expand the boundaries of imagination.
Following up their track ‘Asteroid7’ ft. Madita on John Dahlbäck’s Mutants Records, Hamburg-based trio DBN recently announced the release of their newest single ‘Mosquito’ on Ones To Watch Records. This time, as the German production outfit combine their house and electro sounds with a more classic house tilt, the track is available now as a free download via the Ones To Watch Records' SoundCloud for an exclusive two-week period, as well as being available to purchase via all digital retailers.
Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness, and Paavo Siljamäki, aka Above & Beyond, are all set to return to India with the latest music from their new album ‘We Are All We Need’, thanks to Vh1 Supersonic Arcade. Held as a series of city concert tours in the run up to the main ‘Supersonic’ festival, Vh1 Supersonic Arcade will see the London based DJs promote their latest studio album with performances on 27, 28 & 29 November across the cities of Pune, Mumbai and Bangalore.
Australia's Will Sparks recently released his new single, ‘Get Lit’ featuring Lil Debbie, via Ultra Records. Coming off of a big Halloween weekend that saw him launch his "Get Lit" North America and Asia tour, Will continues on his streak of big tracks with his newest effort.
After the success of their summer residency at Space Ibiza over the last few months, Glitterbox now distils its disco, soul and house soundtrack into an expansive three CD release. ‘Defected Presents Glitterbox London’ is a new mix album and joins the dots between classic and contemporary dance music rooted in soul and disco, celebrating the rich and diverse dance music history of the UK’s capital. Mixed by Defected’s founder Simon Dunmore and featuring possibly some the most inspiring artists from the last 40 years of dance music, including Gwen Guthrie, First Choice, Patrice Rushen, Donald Byrd, Blondie, Breakbot, Moloko and Purple Disco Machine, the compilation is packed full of both unashamed anthems and hidden gems.
With Octave One’s latest album, ‘Burn It Down’, apparently still making an impact on dancefloors worldwide, the time has come for a top team of remixers to add their own spin on one of the tracks from it. The track is ‘Jazzo/Lose Myself’ and the remixers are Paul Woolford and Mat Playford, with new dubs and instrumental mixes also included on the package.
Both Ralvero and Karim Mika have made their individual marks on Revealed in recent months, with both having tracks featured on the ‘Revealed Volume 6’ compilation at the start of the summer. Now the Dutch duo move into winter with their debut collaboration ‘Mad’.
In what has been a big year for Freeze, they have so far celebrated their 10th anniversary in the North West with a series of events. And as 2015 draws to a close, they recently revealed their final run of shows taking place in their home of Liverpool, including two free parties. The Freeze 10th birthday party itself is headlined by Nicolas Jaar on Saturday 14 November, in the intimate confines of the newly refurbished The Garage venue.
Rising through the ranks to receive 'Best Producer' and 'Breakthrough Producer’ at the 2007 Xtra Bass Awards, Bristol-based DJ/producer TC sits atop a great discography. His debut album 'Evolution,' received radio support and topped both BBC Radio 1's national dance chart and BBC 1Xtra's D&B chart. Now, he makes his return to Australia and New Zealand for nine shows.
Driving forward from the Bedrock releases of Structures One and Two in 2010 and 2011, John Digweed recently announced his next showcase of all the styles and influences that have made Bedrock popular with dance music purists. Featuring three CDs and an exclusive DVD that captures the trademark Bedrock sound, 'Re-Structured' is yet another milestone in the history of Bedrock records. It exhibits 35 tracks (21 exclusive), which have been compiled and mixed by label head John over three discs. Welcoming new artists to Bedrock as well as inviting some favourites from over the years, the mix captivates Digweed’s electric perception of how music should be experienced.
UK house DJ/producer Terry Francis drops his first vinyl release in almost a decade on Joseph S Joyce’s Default Position label, featuring remixes from the label founder and Darren Roach. Known for his long running residency at Fabric London, Francis was arguably seminal in the rise of tech-house and also the driving force behind Wiggle – a party and label established over two decades ago.
From 17-19 June 2016, Secret Solstice Festival makes a return to Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík, for its third annual edition. For three days, and 72 hours of consecutive daylight, possibly some of music’s finest talents will take over the world’s most northerly capital city, for what some critics have apparently dubbed “the most unique festival on Earth”.
Serbia’s Exit festival released its first interactive video in 360 degrees, shot by East City Films, a London-based video production company. Filmed in 4K resolution, this video provides a unique insight into possibly one of the most unique festivals in the world. Its story unfolds throughout the 6-minute video, reflecting its roots in Serbian revolution of 2000 and its rise to one of the leading European festivals. Located at the spectacular 18th century Petrovaradin Fortress in Serbia, the video provides stunning shots from its campsite sandy beach on the Danube river to the festival’s main stages, including sunrise shots of its Dance Arena. East City Films also recently produced the first ever 360 virtual reality, live broadcast from the MTV EMA in Milan.
One week after launching worldwide, “Halo 5: Guardians” has made history as the biggest Halo launch and fastest-selling Xbox One exclusive game to-date, with more than $400 million in global sales of games and hardware, pushing the franchise to over $5 billion lifetime. In the UK, the day one gross revenue exceeded the first day box office revenue for Spectre – the new James Bond film – with £7.7 million compared to £6.3 million respectively.
My Digital Enemy are returning to the fold this autumn with another slice of house music. Taking inspiration from popular culture, they return with a bootleg version of La Roux's ‘In For The Kill’, updating its melancholic structure to reveal a dark tinged, UKG edge.
Holland’s Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano recently released their new track ‘Horny Bounce’, following the success of their ‘ABC’ collaboration with Sander van Doorn this summer, which has already had two million plays and counting. Taking influence from classic Dutch house, the track centres around an infectious Latin music sample that gets chopped.
‘Defected Presents Most Rated 2016’ is the latest instalment in the series of upfront house music collections, featuring cuts from Purple Disco Machine, Eats Everything, Huxley, Duke Dumont Tiga, Denney and many more. 2015 has been yet another good year for house music.
Felix Jaehn recently released the official remix package for his single, ‘Book Of Love', which features Polina. As the song approaches one million plays on SoundCloud, the German producer has opened it up for his counterparts to remix. The remix package features the Dutch possible up-and-comers, Mr. Belt & Wezol, the BMKLTSCH boss, Mike Mago, and London's Chris Meid.
Ian Brown, John Squire, Mani and Reni, aka The Stone Roses, recently announced that they will play two concerts at Manchester Etihad Stadium in England and a headline appearance at T in the Park in Scotland for 2016.
Ableton recently announced the release of the new PUSH alongside LIVE 9.5 - a free update for all Live 9 users. It's also inviting owners of the original Push to take part in a trade-in that offers a big saving on the new version. Plus, Ableton is introducing LINK, a new technology that lets you play in time with multiple instances of Live and a growing number of iOS apps.
Following their debut trap-infused New Noise single ‘Raxxx’, GITCHII are back with their first full length EP, ‘Bussa Shot’. Out now on Dim Mak records, the release is a collection of four hip-hop infused tracks that aim to set the current scene ablaze. At 160BPM, the title tune uses vibrant dancehall chants as a build into the trap drop. ‘Concrete Jungle’ follows with furious percussion patterns and hypnotic backbeats, while ‘Put It Down’ and ‘Raxxx’ are gritty, booty rap productions that close out the EP.
Colours and Zoom are back at SWG3 in Glasgow on Friday 20 November as they present Armada night, with DJs Andrew Rayel, MaRLo, Rodg and residents. Andrei Rata, better known as Andrew Rayel, studied orchestral music and kicked off his producing career at only 13 years of age and it didn’t take long for him to translate his ideas into sounds as his production career progressed.
Kosheen creator Markee Ledge releases his debut solo album ‘Elevate’ on Friday 4 December. The album, which has been three years in the making, features guest producers including Seven, Leon Switch, dubspeeka and Rinse FM’s DJ Youngsta, plus guest vocalists Alys Be, Susie Ledge and Jodie Elms. The release of ‘Elevate’ is preceded by the single ‘Make Your Move’ feat. Alys B.
The Dominican Republic's Electric Paradise recently announced its phase 1 lineup featuring Major Lazer, Chromeo, Porter Robinson, Gorgon City and more. On 19 December, this multi-stage, multi-genre and multi-sensory festival, located in Punta Cana, will be welcoming an eclectic array of 20+ music artists for its 2015 edition, just steps away from what many apparently consider to be one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.
With the ‘90s nostalgia apparently firmly back in the spotlight, Reactivate, the techno, trance and hard house brand, popularised by cult electronic label React, has been reactivated for a special best of album. ‘Reactivate 91-01’ will be released on Friday 20 November as a 37 track double CD mixed by ‘90s DJ Rachel Auburn and a 42 track unmixed digital download.
Revealed regular Dannic is no stranger to collaboration, previously releasing tracks on the label with the likes of Bright Lights, Lucky Date and Hardwell himself. Now he’s jumped back in the studio with fellow Dutch duo Sick Individuals, a partnership that previously delivered their Beatport #1 track ‘Blueprint’. Their new track ‘Feel Your Love’ aims to repeat that success.
No.19 Music offer up the first new single from Kenny Glasgow since his departure from Art Department earlier this year, giving a sneak preview of what to expect from his forthcoming LP ‘Circus Tales’. Kenny has spent the last five years as one half of dance music duo Art Department, releasing records on arguably some of the biggest labels around and maintaining a tour schedule that possibly encompassed almost every key festival and club on the planet.
Glitterbox makes its return to London’s Ministry of Sound on Saturday 12 December. The show once again welcomes an eclectic mix of established DJ talent, all of whom are given free rein to dig that little bit deeper into their respective record collections. Norman Jay MBE, The 2 Bears, The Shapeshifters, John Morales and DJ Pippi have all apparently received rave reviews for their respective Glitterbox sets at Space Ibiza this year, whilst Defected founder Simon Dunmore is possibly one of the most essential selectors of his or any other generation.
Two guys from London working on analogue gear out of a studio built in former-horses stables. Two tracks, and two remixes. The latest just-left-of-the-middle cuts on Houndstooth sound simple enough, but appearances can often deceive. Calling on myriad influences, Shift Work, the pair in question, apparently find pleasure in curveballs.
On 5 February 2015, Fedde Le Grand performed GRAND, an audio-visual show at the Royal Theatre Carré in Amsterdam. The historic location played host to Le Grand’s theatrical show over a six date, back-to-back run; blending live vocalists, moving stages, indoor fireworks and acrobats into a grandiose spectacle, all to the tune of his musical selection. Now this whole experience can be re-lived with an exclusive inside-look at the making of the show.
Chevalier is a new collaboration between apparently two of Brazil’s best-loved producers, Antonio Eudi and Warung resident Paulo Boghosian, and their debut release ‘Double Dealin’ EP’ drops next month on DFTD.
Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep In Sound releases Mihalis Safras’ ‘Barrage’ EP, backed with remixes from Russ Yallop and Secondcity. Greek producer Mihalis has a long standing in underground tech house music with releases on VIVa, Saved, Suara, and his own Material imprint. Here, he joins up with Knee Deep In Sound, putting him alongside Noir, Mendo, Steve Lawler and Detlef on the roster.
Apparently a leading proponent of the classic Chicago house and Detroit techno sounds, Mystic Bill has previously released his tracks on labels such as Trax Records, Relief, Club House and Classic Music Company. Now, Strictly Rhythm releases his latest track, ‘U Won’t C Me EP’, a pairing of artist and label that fits like the proverbial glove.
The MadTech Records imprint is back with the ‘Chicken’ EP from the UK’s Alexis Raphael, backed with Dave Nash and Mar-T Remixes. Alexis has come a long way over the past few years since initially stepping onto the scene via Jamies Jones’ Hot Creations in 2011. Since then, he’s had releases on Leftroom, Culprit, Lower East, Moda Black and MadTech, where he returns to here.
This Is will publish live video footage of its ‘This Is Dance 2016’ album launch party headlined by Sigma directly into the Spotify desktop app in real-time. Viewers will also be able to watch the event live on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. For the first time ever, people will see real-time footage direct from This Is Dance 2016 in place of Spotify’s top ad banner between 8pm-midnight on 30 October. The launch party will be taking place at London’s 93 Feet East, featuring DJ sets from Sigma, David Zowie and Secaina Hudson.
Since the release of debut artist album ‘7 Dunham Place' in 2008, Düsseldorf's Loco Dice has grown to possibly become one of the world's most sought after names in house and techno. Bringing together a full-length, cohesive artist album has long been considered the mark of a true artist and with his first, Dice proved he had both the ability and vision to deliver a body of work that is likely still today.
Axwell /\ Ingrosso recently unveiled a short film recapping their summer. The film, which was made by their long-standing creative collaborator Nicolas Caeyars, chronicles the duo’s summer performances, including their residency at Ushuaia Ibiza, headline show at London’s Alexandra Palace, the Billboard Hot 100 festival and many more. Their new single ‘This Time’ will be released on 6 November.
SolidGrooves has had a landmark summer of events with parties at Sankeys Ibiza, across London and Berlin. Now they make a return to home turf with a lineup for one last blowout in 2015. Taking place on 28 November, UK and Ibiza stalwarts like Hector, Anthea, Sabb, Wade, PAWSA, Michael Bibi and more all line up to keep the beats flowing all night long.
Swiss duo Waysons have only been producing together since 2014, but apparently they’ve already made a name for themselves as producers with the talent and drive needed to make it to the top. Now they take another step in their journey as they join the Revealed roster with their latest production ‘Homeland’, a track that features the vocal and songwriting talents of Nathan Brumley and Charlie Ray.
Known for his part in Glasgow’s DJ duo Optimo and the production partnership Naum Gabo (Speicher / Kompakt Extra), J.G. Wilkes is a music producer with a catalogue that has been building since the turn of the century. The ‘Jaxon’ EP is his first widely available solo 12” release containing four cuts exploring the ethereal boundaries of electronica.
City Showcase: Finding The Future 2015, the free music seminar encouraging enterprise, entrepreneurs and employability in the music and entertainment industries, will be held at the Apple Store, Covent Garden, London WC2 from Wednesday 18 to Friday 20 November 2015 from 1-30pm to 7-30pm each day.
‘One Time Game’, the collaboration between Jamie Jones, DJ/composer Kate Simko and London Electronic Orchestra featuring the vocals of Jem Cooke has been set to a visual sequence. In the recently released music video, performer Hillary Tang is choreographed by Ania Catherine in a five and a half minute one shot of contemporary dance.
French duo Behzad & Amarou, residents of Concrete Paris, release the second track on their newly launched Bear imprint featuring four cuts from NYC producer Cory James. As established DJs in the French techno scene, Behzad & Amarou’s tastemaker talents has transferred into A&R prowess, evident in this release from New York’s Cory.
Northern Ireland’s Montel drops three house tracks on Leftwing & Kody’s Lost Records with a remix from Philip Bader. Emerging in the summer of 2012, Montel quickly garnered support from the likes of Bicep, Jordan Peak and Waze & Odyssey, and has since gone on to release on labels such as Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep In Sound, Matt Tolfrey’s Leftroom, Toy Tonics and Let’s Play House.
The WHP15 series began two weeks ago and already thousands of people have passed through the walls of Store Street to witness sets from the likes of Seth Troxler, Daphni, Jackmaster, Skepta, DJ EZ, Jackmaster & Cajmere and The Martinez Brothers to name but a few. The Warehouse Project recently unveiled their New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day line-ups.
Bass-jacking duo Ephwurd offer their latest free download ‘High On You’. The track leads with saturated synths and thumping percussion progressions before introducing its female vocal sample bellowing “I wanna get high on you” atop the type of elastic bass breakdown that’s come to define Ephwurd’s sound.
After the weekend’s huge party, Cream recently released their line-up for their final ever night at Nation - their legendary Boxing Night party. After a 23-year success story, Cream have pulled together a line-up that captures the spirit of the last two decades. First up in the Main Room is possibly one of the scenes hottest DJ/producers and Blasé Boys Club label boss Duke Dumont, the Grammy nominated artist famed for his #1 tracks ‘Need You’ and ‘I Got You’.
2015 has apparently been a big year for this UK house duo. With support from many big name DJs, including Pete Tong who provides regular Radio One support, CamelPhat now debut on Toolroom with their ‘Get Sick’ EP.
Bugged Out Weekender recently announced Armand Van Helden as headline guest for the 2016 edition. Making his Weekender debut, following a Boiler Room B2B session with Jackmaster earlier this year, a big 2014 as one half of Duck Sauce and over 20 years of tracks under his belt, Armand’s classics set should blow up Centre Stage at Butlins in Bogner Regis
To celebrate the new addition to the ‘Halo’ franchise, Xbox UK will be transforming the Roundhouse in London into an exclusive “Halo 5: Guardians” launch event on 26 October. The event
will see ‘Halo’ fans, media and YouTubers join together to celebrate possibly one of the most anticipated games of 2015 – coming exclusively to Xbox One on 27 October.
DJ/producers Robbie Rivera and StoneBridge have teamed up to deliver their new single, ‘A World Without You’, on Juicy Music. Featuring Denise Rivera on vocals, the track is a big house track that’s worth checking out.
John Dahlback has been drafted in to perform remix duties on Lost Frequencies' latest track - 'Reality'.
Australia's Will Sparks and Timmy Trumpet release a new song, ‘Roma’ for free download. Coming off of his single, ‘Sick Like That’ featuring Luciana, Will teams up with his trumpet-wielding, fellow Aussie, who is currently on the European leg of his Freak Show World Tour.
Axwell /\ Ingrosso recently announced a brand new initiative, #THISTIME: a pledge to better the lives of children unable to return to their homes. With their new single ‘This Time’ primed for release later this year, the Swedish duo have pledged to donate all net profits to the UNHCR, a UN supported initiative making life better for those forced away from their homes.
The DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll powered by 7UP has a new winner(s). Belgian brothers, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, the first duo to win the annual poll, were announced at the Amsterdam Music Festival (AMF), before performing in front of thousands of dance music fans. Commenting on the award, Dimitri and Mike said: “Thank you so much! Since day one we’ve put every bit of energy and time we can into our music and our shows in order to give the fans the greatest experience any DJ could offer. So it’s such an incredible honour to receive this award knowing it’s from the guys that matter most to us.”
Armin van Buuren received the first copy of his ‘Embrace’ album yesterday. The CD is the very first physical issue of Armin’s sixth full-length artist album, to be released on 29 October by record label Armada Music. Armin was handed a briefcase containing the physical album copy by fly board pilot Bo Krook during his performance in the Amsterdam canals.
After a year of Beatport, Shazam and touring success, 2015 gets even bigger for producer EDX. He recently announced his new vocal version, ‘Want You (Then I Found You)’ featuring BB Diamond, a tune that ripples between deep house and dance, to be released on Friday, 30 October via HK Records / Ministry Of Sound.
Reaching almost a decade of productions, Jamie Jones unveils ‘Siberian Express’ on his own Hot Creations imprint. Featuring three distinct and varied tracks, the release sees Jamie at his best and aims to prove once again why he is still riding high at the top.
Since first arriving on the scene in 2011, Dannic has released over 30 singles, three of his Dannic Selection EPs, achieved a Top 30 position in the DJ Mag Top 100 poll, and played shows in front of clubbers around the world. With this already under his belt, he now launches his own imprint Fonk Recordings.
Japanese producer Takao Sumi, the winner of Cevin Fisher’s production competition, is to drop his moody remix of 1996’s ‘NYC The Party Capital’ on Import Tracks. Earlier this year house music DJ/producer and New York native Cevin Fisher made his ‘NYC The Party Capital’ acapella available for a production contest. With the support of DJ Times, Electronic Current, EDM New York, Beat Cue and Nocturnal Times the contest saw many applicants that were narrowed down to four finalists.
Paul Oakenfold’s ‘We Are Planet Perfecto’ annual compilation series returns with ‘Back To My House’, an album compiled and mixed by Paul after drawing inspiration from experiences he had hanging out at private, house, loft, pool and beach parties over the summer season.
Almost five years since Hardwell founded the label, Revealed Recordings celebrates its 200th release with Hardwell teaming up with vocalist Jake Reese for ‘Mad World’. First debuted back in March during his set at Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Hardwell played the track throughout the summer and after positive feedback, decided to make it the 200th release.