It’s the most important event on the Colours clubbers calendar and it returns to the Braehead Arena & Waterfront in Glasgow two weeks today, Saturday 6 June. Coloursfest is Scotland’s longest running dance event and has been at the forefront of combining big name DJs with a mad atmosphere since its launch in 2002, bringing together thousands of clubbers and some of clubland’s key brands.
After the success of last year’s shows, Solomun is back at Ibiza’s Destino with six more dates alongside some of his close friends and peers. Solomon also has a residency at Pacha that sees him play with his choice of one DJ, but at Destino he will play with his special choice of live act.
The Gruuv imprint delivers a remix package this Mondayfeaturing DJ W!ld, Brett Johnson and David Mayer interpretations of tracks from Audiojack’s recently released ‘Psychonautics’ EP. Just before Gruuv starts its run of 5 Years EPs the label delivers a remix package of Audiojack’s ‘Pscyhonautics’ EP which picked up support from the likes of Roman Fluegel, Dusky, Huxley and Loco Dice. Here the label enlist the talents of three electronic music producers, namely Catwash main man DJ W!ld, Keinemusik’s David Mayer and Classic’s Brett Johnson.
After several months of planning Moda Black front men Jaymo & Andy George and Sidney Charles finally managed to wrap-up their first collaborative EP - the results are a combination of both parties production styles. Raw, driving and full of energy, this is a two track EP aimed at the clubs. ‘Caution Your Blast’ is a stripped back track that sits somewhere between house and techno.
Sander van Doorn hits The Gallery at Ministry of Sound tomorrow, Friday 22 May, following a four-year absence. SvD returns to the club he has been closely associated with down the years, specifically to join in the The Gallery’s 20th Anniversary celebrations for a belated birthday bash.
Kittball’s Juliet Sikora drops her debut solo EP ‘Larrys Garage’ on Kittball next week. Celebrating 10 years, Tube & Berger’s Kittball imprint can reflect on some big releases with all of its artists commanding a constant ubiquity in the Beatport charts. The label’s success is largely responsible to Juliet Sikora, who pours her heart and soul into the imprint on a daily basis - both behind the scenes and as a producer.
What do Lone, Tom Middleton, Orbital, Frank De Wulf, Kraak & Smaak, Prok & Fitch, Commie, Cubic 22, NSFW, Pirate Jams, Jeremy Olander and quite a few more have in common? Answer – they have all done re-works of evergreen rave classic ‘Kinetic’ by Golden Girls. So it’s a brave man or lady who steps up to take this on but new Brighton producer AOTOA has put his own definitive spin on the track.
Robbie Rivera aims to bring the heat this summer with his latest production and return to Ultra Music titled ‘The Scream’, which is now available on Beatport, and all other retailers 2 June. The track is a hypnotising, groovy house number, which should be idea for both a pool party or in the dark after hours.
As Sankeys approaches its fifth season in Ibiza, it welcomes a new brand to its underground hub by the name of Fix. Every Friday night from 22 May, Fix will reside in Spektrum (room 2) bringing to the floor the hot new talent in house and techno, including summer residents CamelPhat, Felon, De$ignated, Applebottom, Kydus plus special guests and Ibiza resident DJs to be announced.
After many months of big nights in Miami, New York, London and Paris, the Music On family is ready to return to its summer home, the world famous Amnesia Ibiza, on Friday 5 June 2015. In its fourth season Music On stays true to its love affair with music, and joining commander-in-chief Marco Carola will be Paco Osuna, Joseph Capriati, Leon, Hector, Nathan Barato, Stacey Pullen, Bill Patrick, Re-Up, Ryan Crosson and Shaun Reeves.
DJ, producer and Grammy winner, Tiësto, surprised the dance music world recently with the release of his new mix album, ‘CLUBLIFE Vol 4: New York City’ [Musical Freedom/Republic Records/Casablanca Records]. This release follows on the heels of three editions in the series inspired by Las Vegas, Miami and Stockholm, respectively. The fourth installment in the series is inspired by New York City - one of the world’s greatest cities and a place instrumental to the development of dance music culture as we know it.
Carl Cox and Safehouse Management complete their line-up with the recent final announcement of who’s playing the last four weeks of Music Is Revolution – The Next Phase. Joining the line-up for the final weeks are: 1 September - Adam Beyer, Carl Craig and another appearance from Yousef in the main room, whilst John Digweed, Reboot and Victor Calderone look after the covered terrace. 8 September sees Nina Kraviz and Carlo Lio join Carl in the Discoteca, with Marco Carola, Guy J and Elio Riso on the terrace. 15 September’s main room is Carl, Pan-Pot and Intec’s Jon Rundell and Circus take over the terrace with sets from Bristol bass music maestro Eats Everything, Yousef and David Glass. And finally the closing party on 22 September, ending the season in style with Carl, Loco Dice and tINI and on the terrace, DJ Sneak, Monika Kruse and Just Be.
On Sunday 31 May at 4:30PM, Space Ibiza will open its doors to welcome thousands of people who arrive to the White Island with the same goal, to dance together in one of the most anticipated parties of the year. The dance halls of the club at Playa d’en Bossa will be equipped with Funktion One and Pioneer DJ sound systems, in addition to professional lighting managed by Martin. As always, the Flight Club, which is one of the most impressive areas of Space Ibiza, will be set up and Ultra Music Festival will take over the Main Room. DJ Mag will take over the covered Terrace and elrow Ibiza will occupy the Sunset Terrace. El Salón and the Primere Étage will also be open, completing a total of six rooms.
Roger Sanchez, fresh from reigniting his S-Man alias in 2014, returns to his Undr The Radr imprint with ‘New Evolution’ alongside Tom Flynn and Cevin Fisher. Sanchez’s S-Man alias, kicked off in 1994 so Roger could pursue ‘dark, dirty, straight dance floor tracks’, has given house some iconic tracks in ‘Time 2 Stop’ and ‘Rhumba’ while Cevin Fisher is held in similar regard by scholars of 4:4 beats.
Arcadia Spectacular and their mechanical spider, built in Bristol from 50 tonnes of recycled military hardware, are set to land in Bristol's central Queen's Square on the 4th and 5th September. This will be Arcadia's first ever city-centre event, fusing innovative music, circus, sculpture, special effects and huge scale, recycled biofuel pyrotechnics to deliver a big weekend on home-turf.
Glasgow Underground have enlisted Vince Watson to deliver three sleek, melodic remixes of Kiko Navarro’s 2006 cut, ‘Siempre’. Originally released on Pacha Recordings, ‘Siempre’ is a Balearic house track which, according to GU founder Kevin McKay, suits Vince Watson remixes down to a T. Watson has been busy over the last two decades, yet his career could possibly be currently at its strongest. Over the last year he has released on the likes of Bedrock, Cocoon, Poker Flat, Planet E and Yoruba – as well as providing Ovum’s 250th release as the label celebrated its 20th Anniversary.
Picking up from where ‘Vapourspace’ left off, Sasha returns to Last Night On Earth with another production entitled ‘Ether’. ‘Ether’ is another release that sits within the catalogue of productions that Sasha has constructed. Staying true to the production technique and style that Sasha has been trademarked with, the track is another drivingly percussive track that may sound out through the speakers of clubs and festivals throughout the globe.
The line-up for Glitterbox was recently revealed. The weekly Friday at Space Ibiza opens its doors on 12 June, running for 16 weeks until the closing party on 25 September. The artists announced include Hercules & Love Affair, Todd Terje, Julio Bashmore and Fatboy Slim who’ll appear together with a host of Glitterbox residents Joey Negro, Dimitri From Paris, Horse Meat Disco and Simon Dunmore. An extended cast that includes Louie Vega, Tensnake, Breakbot, Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry, Aeroplane, Juan MacLean, The Revenge, David Morales, Kings Of Tomorrow, Claudio Coccoluto, Norman Jay, John Morales, FCL, Tim Deluxe, Lovebirds, DJ Pippi, Smokin’ Jo, Heller & Farley, Mousse T, The Shapeshifters, Luke Solomon, Purple Disco Machine, Copyright, DJ Antz, Mr Doris and Mo’ Funk, will all make guest appearances over the season.
Dutch DJ/producer Nicky Romero – real name Nick Rotteveel – has teamed up with one of his favourite fashion labels to launch his very own capsule collection in association with Dutch fashion brand Vive L’Homme. Having previously worked with Vive L’Homme’s founder Timothy Wattimena for his merchandise line, Romero has taken the opportunity to take this collaboration one step further, working together to create a more high-end collection of pieces.
The first edition of the Fused Electronica Weekend was recently announced. The event will be presented by Moving on Music, curated by Phil Kieran and will bring some of the best electronic music to Belfast over three days in June. This first year presents a line-up featuring Andrew Weatherall, Grumbling Fur Phil Kieran and Perc, bringing together techno, electric pop, visuals and live elements.
HYTE recently announced their summer plans for Ibiza. The global event series continues to build on the foundations laid in Berlin, New York, Amsterdam and Barcelona with an 18 week residency at Amnesia in Ibiza.
Label founder Max Chapman delivers four energetic house cuts in ‘Killa Sound’ EP on his Resonance Records imprint this week. Resonance Records has been releasing dancefloor focused house since its inception in 2012, with the likes of No Artificial Colours, Waifs & Strays, Dale Howard, wAFF, DJ W!ld and Anek all making appearances on the roster.
Tribal Sessions is back for 2015 at Sankeys Ibiza’s flagship night, offering up 30 Ibiza debuts from their phase one announcement, alongside their residents. The night is built around two weekly residents, firstly Greg Vickers young protege, Jozef K and Ibicenco Manu Gonzalez. Greek house and techno DJ Argy will also be joining the team this summer. He has released albums and singles and shows no signs of slowing down. Argy performs 12 shows in the LAB.
Together and Defected have confirmed final line ups ahead of their Amnesia opening party on Tuesday 9 June, with Defected In The House hosting the terrace for the 16 week residency. The opening party features residents Chase & Status and GotSome joined by Sigma and Andy C in the Main Room, whilst the Terrace will see MK return under the Defected In The House banner, joined by Oliver Dollar, Noir, Sam Divine, Sonny Fodera, Franky Rizardo and Simon Dunmore.
Following a summer that saw the Dutchman complete his debut residency on the island of Ibiza, the Revealed Recordings head honcho Hardwell now returns to Ushuaïa Ibiza for another season with his exclusive show – Hardwell’s Carnival! He will appear every Tuesday for 12 weeks and his team have been busy working on choosing an array of A-list artists and emerging new talent for this year’s season, with full line-up details to be announced very soon.
The Carnival concept combines the festivities of dance, culture, costumes and music, surrounded by stilt walkers, masquerades and carnage-creators.
This week saw Kerri Chandler’s MadTech records offer up the ‘MadTech 02 - Ibiza’ compilation, comprising 26 tracks from possibly some of the most hotly tipped acts in contemporary electronic music. The MadTech imprint has been running since 2012 and can boast material from the likes of Citizen, South London Ordnance, Applebottom and Josh Butler across its catalogue.
Pete Dafeet unleashes the first single, 'Wife', taken from his debut album 'The Root, The Soul', dropping in June. Forthcoming on his own Lost My Dog Records, 'Wife' is a slab of piano house, loaded with a hook laced with early-90s Balearic Ibizan vibes. Nacho Marco’s remix adds steel to the original as TR-303 and 909 join forces to drive energy levels skywards. The package also features the album title track 'The Root, The Soul' which comes with Dafeet synthology and a dreamy vocal that glides over a groovy house beat.
TomorrowWorld announced today that two-time #1 DJ in the world, Hardwell, will be the first headliner of the festival's third edition. After the 2015 stage curators announcement was made earlier this year, Hardwell is confirmed to be headlining his own Revealed Stage at this year's festival and is the first of 13 headliners that will be announced ahead of the festival's entire lineup.
Café Mambo in Ibiza recently announced the line up for its 21st anniversary year opening party, which will feature John Digweed, Jason Bye, Andy Baxter, Pete Gooding, Dee Montero, and Danny’O this Friday 15 May. The venue will once again be hosting some of the biggest pre-parties this year, with line-ups to be announced soon. The venue has been holding parties since 1994 and hosted its first BBC Radio 1 Weekend the following year. With DJ line-ups, mixed with food, cocktails and the world famous sunset, it is estimated the outdoor area has hosted as many as 23 million passers by during its tenure.
Welsh singer, songwriter and producer Rachel K Collier showcases her production and vocal skills with an impromptu bootleg of Years & Years’ number one 'King'.
With the latest addition of DJs, STRAF_WERK festival recently announced its complete line up. After presenting artists such as Jamie Jones and Hendrik Schwartz, the program is now complete adding Hot Since 82, Julio Bashmore, Aime Edge & DANCE and Skeam. On 22 August, Sportpark Riekerhaven shall set the scene for the third edition of the festival. Just like the previous year, the event has chosen to provide four stages: each stage with its own divers programming and musical character.
Pier Jam and Cream recently announced the second in their series of all-day summer parties, taking place on Blackpool Pier. On Saturday 18 July, MK takes centre stage with other headliners such as Oliver Dollar, Dusky, Tough Love, DJ SKT and Alex Adair ensuring that Pier Jam continues with its aim to deliver the best all day parties for real house music fans this summer. With two outdoor and two indoor arenas, a possible 3500 clubbers will enjoy dance music from 2.30pm until 11pm, while soaking up the sea air and possible sunshine vibes.
Armada Music recently announced the launch of Chased Management, a new division within Dutch record company Armada Music. The management company currently represents Blasterz, Calvo, Krono, Mark Sixma, Simon Valente and Years, in addition to new signings Andrew Rayel, Dave Winnel and Sandro Silva. According to Maykel Piron, Chased Management has been created to obtain the top spot in the management branch within Dance Music.
Armada Music recently announced the signing of English DJ/producer Michael Woods and his label Diffused Music. The first release of the label under Armada’s wings will be Michael’s very own single ‘Overflowing’. Armada and Michael have already been working closely together for some time, resulting in singles that saw their release on Armada this year: Michael Woods’ records ‘Tequila Nites’ and ‘Slice Of Life’. Diffused Music was founded in 2008 and aimed at finding and nurturing new talent.
Spanning 20,000 square feet, Space introduces its yin-and-yang weekends that could provide entertainment and the musical backdrop for all walks of life. Comprising a multi-level main room, a lounge, and a rooftop terrace boasting panoramic views of the West Side skyline, Space Ibiza | New York aims to be your weekend destination, all summer long. On Friday nights, Space amps things up with big-room acts including Dutch DJ Sidney Samson, who is most known for his smash hit ‘Riverside’ and tracks ‘Move, Magic’ (with Yves-V), ‘Thunderbolt’ (with Justin Prime) and ‘Torrent’ (with Martin Garrix), and Deniz Koyu, the Turkish/German progressive house DJ responsible for tracks like ‘Tung!’, ‘Bong’ and ‘Sonic’.
After a 10 year wait, Grammy award-winning DJ/producer Paul van Dyk has finally unveiled the next edition, ‘The Politics of Dancing 3.’ Bringing his ‘Politics’ concept into the new decade with a fresh new approach, van Dyk aims to reflect the evolution of the way in which music is made today, focusing on artistic collaborations to form his long-awaited seventh artist album. Taking shape over the course of the last three years, ‘The Politics of Dancing 3’ has been a labour of love that has seen Paul invite the talents of 23 producers, singers and song-writers into his studio, working alongside each other to create an album that simultaneously compliments and rivals its predecessors.
Estonian Merimell joins Desolat with his four-track EP that aims to push the boundaries of the house and techno genre. With nods to moombahton and trap, the ‘Cyber Seduction’ EP should pique the interest of those looking for something a little different.
Vagabundos makes a comeback to Ibiza in 2015, taking over the Terrace at Space Ibiza every Sunday starting 7 June until 27 September. Regarded by some as one of the most successful and breakthrough parties ever to grace the White Island, the event will heat up the dancefloors in clubland once again with Luciano and his traveling gang of music gypsies ready to bring some fire in the Balearic nightlife.
US-based duo Gabriel & Dresden are to spin their own music all night long at 13 stops across North America this summer, with 27 gigabytes of music, 13 tour dates and 6+ hours of self-produced classics. Taking you back to a time of sentimental music and open-to-close sets, the duo embark on their Classics Only Tour starting 16 May in Portland, hitting major cities throughout North America this summer.
After the release of ‘Take Me There’, British-Japanese producer Maya Jane Coles returns with her dark and dubby, bass-driven alter ego Nocturnal Sunshine and the second single ‘Believe’ feat. Chelou. Not much is known of newcomer Chelou, whose vocals feature on the second installment of singles, and even the origin of the name is uncertain. Essentially, it’s French slang for mysterious or unknown – a child-like, pig-Latin inversion of ‘louche.
The Gallery at London's Ministry of Sound welcomes DJ duo Nervo on Friday 15 May for their debut. Australian twin sisters, Mim and Liv Nervo regularly top the Beatport chart and are
established producer and songwriters in their own right. They are also regulars at events such as Ultra WMC, Tomorrowland, Lolopolooza, Creamfields and other shows across the globe. Their
energetic and wide-ranging performances are in tune with The Gallery’s musical philosophy.
Clubbers heading to Ibiza this summer can get all the latest club news and gossip from a new App that was recently launched by Pukka Up. Available on Android and Apple smartphones and tablets, the App also offers music to download and Pukka Up features including Speedy Boarding passes for all Pukka Up ticket holders.
The Chemical Brothers recently announced ‘Go’, the lead single from their forth-coming album 'Born In The Echoes'. The album was announced last week with 'Sometimes I Feel So Deserted', a dance track which had one million streams in just four days and hit number one on the trending Shazam chart. 'Go' sees them collaborate once again with A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip, with whom they previously worked on the Grammy award winning single 'Galvanize'.
Ever since their first international signing back in 2002, Egyptian DJ/producers Aly & Fila, have continued to release top music. Now, following their recent chill out album which saw them reworking their own tracks into a more chilled, downtempo style, the Cairo based combo are back doing what they like doing best, entertaining trance fans around the world with their brand of uplifting music.
Following the 17th edition of Ultra Music Festival Miami earlier this year, which welcomed some of the biggest stars on the planet including surprise performances by Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Usher and Diddy, tickets for the 2016 edition are now on sale. For those who were lucky enough to have registered prior to 4 May, the opportunity to be at the 2016 edition is now here with a limited quantity of tickets on sale at a discounted price.
Something brand new and just a little bit edgy is planning to shake up Sundays in Ibiza during summer 2015. Do Not Sleep is the name and Vista is the club, located within the grounds of Privilege, between San Antonio and Playa den Bossa. Each Sunday will feature Ibiza residents – Darius Syrossian, Santé and Sidney Charles - who will all play alongside weekly guests where the focus is on showcasing unique back to back sets. This new underground party first emerges on 29 May (as a one off Friday party) when Do Not Sleep are set to host Vista Club at Privilege’s opening fiesta.
Axwell & Ingrosso, fresh from their set at Ultra Music Festival main stage and closing out Coachella's Outdoor Theatre to one of the largest crowds of both weekends, are all set for the summer ahead. Their summer track ‘Sun Is Shining’ has been synced to the global Summer Starts Now campaign for Swedish fashion house H&M.
Household name Riva Starr teams up with long time friend Santos to make their debut on the Hot Creations, featuring original Chicago legend DJ Pierre and accompanied by a Davide Squillace remix. Capturing the essence of Ibiza, title track ‘Fallin’ on You’ hits with tribal percussions and a heady groove. David Squillace picks up the pace with his remix and Riva Starr teams up with DJ Pierre for ‘Acid Train’, a funked-up ride of sonic sounds.
Autumn 2015 will mark 10 years of The Warehouse Project. The full season will run from the end of September until 1 January with WHP marking this milestone with some extra shows and highlights along the way. The first of these will take place in July, with two 1800 capacity events at Manchester's Mayfield Depot. These shows have been commissioned and produced collaboratively by The Warehouse Project and Manchester International Festival who are also celebrating ten years in the city this summer.
Making waves since the release of his debut single, ‘Gecko’, Oliver Heldens has gone on to possibly become one of the hottest names in the industry. Given the opportunity to mix the latest installment of Musical Freedom Radio, Oliver pays homage to the spirit of the past by opting for an hour of ‘70s-influenced disco jams.
Carl Cox and Safehouse Management recently confirmed the second phase of their summer line up for Music is Revolution – The Next Phase. On 4 August there will be another appearance from Bristol’s Eats Everything, along with Matthias Tanzmann, Sasha, Terminal M label boss Monika Kruse and Andrea Olivia. 11 August features BBC Radio 1’s Heidi, Marco Bailey, Yousef and Lewis Boardman.
Speaking Minds return to Aeon with their first EP on the label, after an appearance as remixers on Dodi Palese’s ‘Black Drop Effects’. This release starts off with ‘JSB’, an hypnotic affair enhanced by delayed synths creeping out of the background. The constant darkness in harmonies and pads takes the listener through a well thought out progression. ‘Yaoundé’ continues on this melancholic vibe, while bringing forward a more cinematic and even more chilling side from the Italian producers’ music.
Miami’s Jesse Perez returns to the I’m A House Gangster stable bringing with him a box of club cuts. ‘This Ain’t No Rave EP’ comes armed with three bass charged bullets; the title track is a straight up slab of bass house, backed with pressure beats, toying with a Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock classic ‘It Takes Two’ sample to effect. ‘Too Many DJs, Not Enough Hoes’ is a hip-house tinged groover, which tips its hat to the old skool, and is a prime example of Jesse’s cut up sample wizardry. Finishing off the package is the incessant groove of ‘Learn How To Spin’ - lyrically giving a small dig to the laptop autopilot DJ generation, this track builds with Latin tinged percussive beats that give way to a bouncing bass lick.
Kicking off the warmer months, Major Lazer unleashed Top 10 single ‘Lean On’, a collaboration with ‘Turn Down For What’ producer DJ Snake and Denmark’s MØ, and amassed 21million plays on Soundcloud, over 65million streams on Spotify and over 20million views for the music video, making it Major Lazer's most streamed song to date. The trio have now announced a UK headline tour with dates across the country culminating in a London show at Alexandra Palace this October.
Glitterbox recently announced a move to Space Ibiza to host the Terraza. The weekly Friday party will open on 12 June, and run for 16 weeks until 25 September. This collaboration is a statement of intent and marks a fundamental change to Friday nights in Ibiza. Joining the Glitterbox line-up this summer will be Fatboy Slim, Hercules & Love Affair, Todd Terje, Groove Armada, and Julio Bashmore.
As the release of ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ on 27 October 2015 draws nearer, the cover art for the game was recently revealed online to gaming fans around the world. Several cryptic images were released to various online channels across the globe with no instructions, no explanation and no references to the Halo universe. Apparently it didn’t take long for “Halo Nation” to scour the Internet to piece together the mystery to reveal the cover art.
May 2nd 2013 was a special day in Soul Clap’s history. After about a year of groundwork the Clap flew the legendary George Clinton to Red Bull Studios in Los Angeles for a three day recording session. Onsite alongside Clinton were P-Funk family Sly Stone, Sa'D "The Hourchild Ali", G-Koop, Tonysha Nelson, Will "Digeridoo" Thoren & Crew Love members Nick Monaco and Navid Izadi.
US soulful house trio Tortured Soul are possibly proof that modern soulful house can be freed from the DJ booth. Influenced by such classic artists as Prince, Heatwave and Kool & The Gang, the band deliver their third cool, groove-centred album, 'Hot For Your Love Tonight', dedicated to the memory of keyboard player and founding member Ethan White, who passed away suddenly in March at the age of 39. Opening with the heartfelt 'I’ll Be There For You', with other highlights including the deep house flavoured 'Don’t Lead Me On' and the seductively catchy album title cut, sandwiched among tracks including 'Dirty' and the disco groove 'Can't Keep Rhythm From A Dancer'.
Flower Power, the original Pacha Ibiza party, arrives in London for a special one-off event on Saturday 22 August at Studio 338. The event space in London will be totally transformed into a hippie haven complete with the original Pacha all-night DJ, Piti. Boasting one of Europe’s largest covered terraces and located on the Greenwich Peninsula, Studio 338 should be the ideal location to freak out to the boho beats as the sun sets over London.
For those who enjoyed Solarstone’s third ‘Pure Trance’ album last October, ‘Shield’ will need little formal introduction. The track is a generational twist on the caught-on-the-air
strings and thermally uplifting tones of Solarstone classics like ‘4ever’, ‘Touchstone’ and ‘Seven Cities’. Now, to do full justice to the track (which thus far has only been available via the
mix-comp), he has developed it into a club-length treatment.
Fresh from touring the world with his album ‘City Cuts’, Dosem debuts on Toolroom with the ‘Presence’ EP.
Taio Cruz has just released his brand new single ‘Do What You Like’ for streaming or download, with a full release through Tourean & Kobalt scheduled for 10 July. Taio has sold over 100 million singles and five million albums, winning BRITs, BILLBOARD Awards and other accolades along the way. He was the first British artist on YouTube to boast a billion views, and is the only British male artist to have topped the Billboard chart with consecutive singles.
The Chemical Brothers return with their first studio album since 2010's ‘Further’. Released to coincide with headline slots at Glastonbury, Sonar and Bestival, The Chemical Brothers' eighth studio album - ‘Born In The Echoes’ - is an 11-track collection of lean, propulsive machine driven music. From juddering robotic funk to unhinged futurist Freakbeat; icy spectral psych to rhapsodic analog synthetics; from euphoric spiritual acid to harmonic ambient distortion, the album is the sound of a reinvigorated Chemical Brothers creating some of the most mind-expanding music of their career to date.
Back on his Boso imprint, Ten Walls returns with his new track, ‘Sparta’. Since the monumental ‘Walking With Elephants’ was released, Ten Walls profile has continued to soar. One of the biggest tracks of last year with support over specialist and even daytime shows at BBC Radio 1, it also found its place on dancefloors worldwide backed by DJs such as Maceo Plex, Damian Lazarus, Sven Vath and many more.
The Kitsuné America compilation series takes a fresh look at familiar Americana. With a declaration that there are no fillers on this fourth edition, it’s all about the tunes. From Kacy Hill’s futuristic R&B, a Kanye West’s protégé, to Heat’s corrosive indie glam, every track is apparently to be tried on this latest instalment.
Sébastien Léger continues with his new Temple Of Lions label. Having kicked-off 2015 with a selection of tracks DXB, Komainu-2, Pilates (TOL02) and Penéloop, Zonica (TOL03), he now unveils two new creations for the label’s fourth release. Once again, he blurs the boundaries between house and techno genres, with the deep, funky, sub-bass throb of ‘Night Time’, topped with melodic percussive motifs and euphoric twists and turns.
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. Jeremih. 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.