The UK’s Top 100 DJs party is back at the 02 Academy Brixton next Saturday 17 October, presenting an indoor showcase of electronic music and the crowning of the the magazine’s world’s #1 DJ. Some of the biggest artists in the world will be taking to the stage for a night of dance music. With the as yet unnamed DJ voted the magazine’s No.1 in the world set to perform on the night, this is a popular event in London’s clubbing calendar.
Italian DJ Mauro Picotto started his DJ career in the late-80s, imposing his name and style on the global techno scene, climbing the charts during the late-90s with tracks like ‘Lizard’, ‘Komodo’, ‘Proximus’ and ‘Iguana’, apparently even becoming the first DJ to be invited to mix live on Top Of The Pops.
Stuttgart-based DJ, producer, mastering engineer and promoter Konstantin Sibold makes his full Defected debut this month with 'Dome EP'. Having made his name as the youngest ever resident DJ of the club Rocker 33 in Stuttgart, where he was asked to play with people like Ellen Allien, Adam Beyer, Marco Carola, Josh Wink, Michael Mayer and many more, Sibold's subsequent production career has already been prosperous, with outings for Objektivity and Caramelo as well as a remix of Chasing Kurt’s ‘On The Inside’ for Defected back in 2014.
Dyro partners up with the brand Razer for the global launch of Razer Music. A brand that specialises in connected devices and software for gamers, Razer Music readies itself as a digital content platform for both artists and fans, featuring tutorials and insights on the future of music production.
Armin van Buuren has been announced as the special guest of the Armada Captivating event. Armada Captivating is to complement the list of parties during Amsterdam Dance Event 2015 on 14 October, where Armin will be playing alongside Andrew Rayel, Heatbeat, John Dahlbäck, Jochen Miller and many more.
A year ago, a plan was hatched between UK artists Kryder and Tom Staar. Redlight was then born from the centre of Amsterdam and since its debut, various clubs around the world have embraced the concept of erotic, electronic house music.
Sasha recently announced his return to Brixton for the Last Night on Earth New Year’s Eve event. Transforming Electric Brixton into an arena of house and techno, the event should leave its mark on the capital’s venue with Sasha taking center stage all night long. Back on 31 December, clubbers will recall the sold out New Year’s Eve celebrations in 2013 at the Brixton Academy. There’s also the apparently packed-out LNOE arena at South West Four 2014, which saw some live performances from Paul Kalkbrenner, Booka Shade and Henry Saiz.
Revealed Recordings releases a sampler of its talent ahead of their annual showcase at Amsterdam Dance Event – ‘The ADE Sampler 2015’, which is available now. Label boss Hardwell curates a selection of some of the finest music that Revealed has to offer, 10 tracks and a decent showcase of the music that the label specialises in.
Berlin DJ/producer Daniel Steinberg returns with his third album ‘Left-Handed’ – a kaleidoscopic trip through house, electronica and jazz and imbued with the artist’s musical spirit. With any Daniel Steinberg release, there’s always a story, an entertaining tale often of misfortune and downtrodden luck that eventually gives rise to inspired moments of creative clarity and some of the finest productions of the German’s career.
Immersed in dance music culture from an early age, producer Guy J has apparently become an intrinsic part of a forward thinking generation of electronic artists. The last decade has seen him climb underground music’s ladder, enthralling the minds of music lovers across the globe with his eclectic perception of how electronic music should be constructed. With a clear vision and being able to create a contrasting variety of genres, along with gracing many of the globe’s clubs and festivals, he recently announced his forthcoming album on John Digweed’s Bedrock records, titled ‘The Trees, The Sea & The Sun’.
After sending Scala to Berlin, twirling his Hélice in London and colonising Bapteme in Cologne, Agoria declares ‘Independence’ in Barcelona. A track that’s been a highlight of the summer for Maceo Plex and Agoria, ‘Independence’’s date has finally being fixed. Agoria’s debut release on Ellum is an equally sinister and experimental affair. Apocalyptic drum crescendos are broken up by warm synths tones and washed against baritone basslines on the title track.
‘Toolroom Amsterdam 2015’ is one of the soundtracks to one of most influential music events of the year. Each October, industry professionals and enthusiasts alike converge on the Dutch capital for the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). A week full of non-stop parties, seminars and workshops, ADE is the ideal time to break new records and discover the latest trends.
Following on from their second release by Russian producer and DJ, Tripmastaz, the fledgling Barcelona based label Yakazi Records, drops another EP, this time saturated in acidic 303 lines and crisp 808 percussion by German trio, Daniel Varga, Michael Kuebler, and Sascha Hedgehog, aka Rework. Having released on Visionquest, Playhouse, Items&Things, Meant, Loveyeah and more, the group continue to reinvent their fresh and funky rei-maginings of new wave disco and delve further into sonic explorations.
With the festive season approaching fast, Xbox One recently revealed some new bundles for those looking to buy a console. The Xbox One “Fallout 4” Limited Edition Bundle (£369.99 ERP) features a 1TB hard drive, Fallout 4, and a full-game download of Fallout 3. Exclusive to GAME, the bundle will be available from 10 November.
Popular Glasgow-based DJ Scott Mackay recently announced that he was retiring from his weekly Saturday night DJ residency. Scott, who has been a DJ in the Glasgow scene for over 26 years, will finish his Saturday night residency on Saturday, 10 October at the One Up Club in the city’s Royal Exchange Square. Scott has been a key figure in the Glasgow club scene since he first started all those years ago. Starting low key, his first big break came at the city’s Tin Pan Alley club, where he became a resident DJ, in addition to becoming a key figure for various house club nights within the city.
It's been almost a year since BT announced his Kickstarter-funded ‘Electronic Opus’ project with video game composer Tommy Tallarico, a campaign to combine his classic dance tracks with orchestral arrangements for a new musical experience. It was a journey no one expected, one that saw 2,177 fans scramble to raise over $250,000 to bring ‘Electronic Opus’ to life and BT record his greatest hits alongside a full symphony all culminating into a live performance during Miami Music Week in March 2015.
Following the apparent success of elrow Presents Rowshow 'Sambodromo Do Brasil' in Birmingham, London and Leeds, the Spanish party reveal a new theme for upcoming shows at In:Motion Bristol on Saturday 5 December and Studio 338 London on Saturday 12 December.
Last Friday, the Los Angeles-based DJ/producer, Justin Jay, was featured on Pete Tong's BBC Radio 1 show for an After Hours mix. Previously named as a "future star" by Pete Tong himself, the 22-year-old Dirtybird protegé was invited back to the radio show in the midst of his Mom, I Graduated! World Tour, which took him to TomorrowWorld and Decibel Festival just last weekend.
Toy Tonics welcome a new name to their roster in the form of Visionquest and Crosstown Rebels producer David Pezzner. The American producer serves up originals aiming to excite knowing dancefloors in all the right ways. Before joining the German Toy Tonics crew, Seattle-based Pezzner has worked with an array of labels from the aforementioned Visionquest and Crosstown Rebels, to Freerange and Systematic Records.
Café Mambo celebrates the end of its 21st Anniversary year on Friday 9 October. Apparently rounding off its most successful Ibiza season yet, Mambo is throwing one of the last closing parties on the island. The event features summer residents, Jason Bye, Pete Gooding, Andy Baxter and Danny O’, together with guest DJ Chelina Manuhutu and another special guest to be announced.
Richard Durand recently revealed his long-planned restructuring, with a root-and-branch change-up to all areas of his musical province. Reloaded will become the Dutchman’s new ‘all-bases-covered’ marque and with its maxim/mission of “Harder, Faster, Bigger, Bolder… Darker!” it’s a return-to-the-underground reorientation - his first since his career took off, nearly 10 years ago.
Hollis Parker has built a reputation for his soul infused house sound since stepping onto the scene via his EP ‘The Tunnel’ on SoSure Music in 2014. Accolades have come from the likes of DJ Sneak, Luke Solomon, Earl Jeffers, KiNK and Larry Heard over the past two releases and here he returns to his musical home with some fresh, sample-heavy compositions.
Between them, John Digweed and Nick Muir probably been involved in many pivotal moments in the world of club music over the years and have in many ways helped to define genres and push the boundaries further. Their partnership has been one of electronic music's most fruitful pairings, creating a body of work that has possibly seen them become one of the world’s most highly regarded production duos.
Two-Time Grammy Nominated Chicago DJ/producer Felix Da Housecat is back with two new albums, Aphrohead 'Resurrection' on Crosstown Rebels and Felix Da Housecat 'Narrative Of Thee Blast Illusion' on No Shame. The releases come complete with videos, remixes from Art Department, Radio Slave, Carl Craig, and worldwide radio support from BBC Radio 1 UK, KCRW USA, and Triple J Australia.
With tickets for Ultra Music Festival 2016 now on sale, the official after-movie for the 2015 edition was recently released. Created by UMF Films and Charly Friedrichs’ Final Kid team, this latest offering - shot in 4K - captures the essence of Ultra Music Festival’s 17th annual edition at Bayfront Park in March of this year. Immersing clubbers deeper into the action than ever before, it provides the viewer with an insight into the UMF experience.
From the bright lights and emotion of the Los Angeles tribute ‘Avalon’, Markus Schulz travels north of the border to conclude quarter three of his 2015 city series presentation. A city defined by its after-hours culture, and a venue he himself describes as the Cathedral - Stereo in Montreal. Stereo has been fortunate enough to experience multiple open-to-close sets.
LO'99 returns with club cut 'Ruff Anthem VIP’ as a free download ahead of his forthcoming single. Having only emerged late last year, he has quickly positioned himself within house and bassline lovers’ playlists, having seen support across the board from Todd Edwards to Taiki Nulight, through to Tommy Trash.
'Raven’, the first single of John Dahlbäck’s forthcoming ‘Saga’ album, recently surpassed the two million streams mark on Spotify. In addition, John’s second album single ‘Atlantis’ has just been released.
Justin Robertson, in his Deadstock 33s guise, delivers his latest body of work 'Everything Is Turbulence’, out now on Skint Records. Deadstock 33s is a different angle and a different moniker which encompasses a warmer sound to Robertson's productions and a distillation of what has gone before.
Adam Beyer’s Drumcode imprint welcomes wAFF to its roster with three thudding techno tracks. British producer wAFF has been making waves in recent years, reflecting on a diligent 2015 spent playing across the likes of Europe, Africa, Asia and the States, when not making routine appearances at Paradise, Ibiza.
Having released nine studio albums and a live record, Icelandic electronic band Gus Gus are possibly one of the most well established, respected outfits in the electronic music scene. Since their inception in 1995 as a film and music collective, the group has become renowned for their style, an eclectic infusion of techno, trip hop and house amongst experimentation. The Icelanders will be showcasing their live show at the Ritz in Manchester tonight and at KOKO in London on 1 October.
After a fifth consecutive year looking after Tuesday nights at Amnesia in Ibiza, Summer 2015 has possibly been one of the most exciting seasons for Together. With festival-sized line-ups in the Main Room and a recent collaboration with Defected Records taking over the Amnesia Terrace, Together has apparently done well on the island.
Café Mambo, the Ibiza sunset destination venue, has joined forces with UK promoter Take and Shoreditch club McQueen to host an Autumn party on Friday 2 October, following Mambo’s most successful Ibiza season yet.
Ibiza Rocks is bringing the heat of the Balearics back to the Alps this Winter as part of RISE Festival. Hosts of the outdoor Ibiza Rocks Main Stage and indoor W.A.R! Arena, Ibiza Rocks will welcome a collection of live acts and DJs including D&B duo Sigma who will bring their full live band to headline the main stage on Sunday 13 December.
UK duo Leftwing & Kody are next to arrive on Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep In Sound imprint with three dark and bassy house tracks. The duo have been making waves following their emergence in 2012.
AIR Amsterdam is one of the leading clubs in the Dutch capital and as the whole world is about to descend upon it during ADE, they have lined-up a selection of parties, with Pete Tong, Defected in the House and Strictly Rhythm already confirmed. Now the club has recently revealed more events. The first is Saturday 17 October with Redlight featuring Kryder and Tom Staar, Chocolate Puma, Danny Howard, Ansolo and a special guest, whilst Sosumi Records take over AIR2 with Corey James and Eva Young and more.
Born in South East London, raised in rural Devonshire, his father a South African jazz pianist, his mother an English university professor. Zeké’s juxtaposing history is never more apparent then when listening to his music. Analogue meets organic, light meets shade, concrete meets grass; all entwined by a sense of emotion.
Perfecto Records, the label run by DJ/producer Paul Oakenfold, celebrates its 25th Anniversary at The Gallery on Friday 9 October. This is a landmark event for club night, following its 20th anniversary celebrations this year, and the birthday festivities continue by welcoming Oakenfold’s record label which was in fact established five years prior.
Having achieved a Hype Machine #1 for his recent ‘Indian Summer’ remix of Sam Feldt's ‘Show Me Love’, which reached over 30 million plays online, and delivered ‘Breathin’’ in June of last year, EDX returns to Spinnin' to present his latest release, ‘Belong’, which is out now. Maintaining his taste for elevating vocals and deep, progressive hooks, the track demonstrates his production ability.
TomorrowWorld recently released a new exclusive mix from Watermät. Now just days away from its 25 September opening, the festival is gearing up for its third edition that aims to transform the Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia into an other-worldly experience.
After remix work on one of this summer’s chill-step track, ‘Straight Outta Line’, Ultra Music’s newest signee Sunset Child releases their worldwide debut single, ‘Silence’.
James Lavelle and Global Underground return with ‘GU41 Naples- James Lavelle Presents UNKLE Sounds’ on 30 October. Lavelle has reinterpreted almost all of the album tracks, having taken the original parts into the studio and remixed and re-edited them into exclusive versions for this release. Alongside new UNKLE material, the album features Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Lana Del Rey, Luciano, Ian Brown, Queens of the Stone Age, Elliott Power, and Mark Lanegan Band through to London Grammar, Planet Funk and beyond.
Having already announced their opening weekend with Skepta, Preditah, The Square and Oneman, Chibuku lay all of their cards on the table after recently announcing their full mandate for the 2015 series. The brand welcomes Giorgio Moroder - producer, songwriter, composer and in recent times DJ, who will be served up for An Evening With…
TomorrowWorld recently announced The Gathering lineup and set times. In just under one week, this camping-only event will be kicking off the festival as the official opening party at DreamVille on Thursday, 24 September. Each year, The Gathering is always a highlight for campers, and this next edition is looking to be possibly the biggest yet.
‘Defected Presents For The Love of House Volume Nine’ is the latest instalment in the series of house music collections from the record label. This latest edition contains another selection of house music from across the board, from soulful to tech plus everything in between, and includes original productions from the likes of Roisin Murphy, Barbara Tucker Robin S, Erick Morillo, Wamdue Project, Kings of Tomorrow, Mousse T. and many more.
House producers Soulshaker have teamed up with Amani Ami, apparently one of London’s hottest emerging singer songwriters, to produce ‘Otherside’, a sentimental homage to the end of summer. The track which has already found favour with Steve Aoki, Erick Morillo, Victor Sanchez, Richie Hawtin, Paul Oakenfold, Gregor Salto and Ferry Corsten is due for release on Freaktone Records in October 2015.
Since his chart topping success in Resident Advisor’s Top 100 Most Charted Artists of 2013, Hamburg’s Sidney Charles has been developing his reputation in the worlds of house and techno with a consistent string of releases.
Spanish producer Wade inaugurates the Solid Grooves label with three animated house cuts, featuring a remix from Germany’s Sable Sheep. Originating in London where it has apparently established itself as a hugely popular party series before expanding into Europe with showcases in Ibiza, Sonar Barcelona and ADE Amsterdam – Solid Grooves now introduces itself as an auspicious house and techno imprint. Initiating the label’s discography is Wade, a burgeoning producer in his early-20s who’s been dropping releases on the likes of Suara, Lost Records and Moan.
Early Bird, General Admission and VIP tickets for the 18th edition of Ultra Music Festival in Miami will go on sale at 1:00pm on Tuesday, 29 September. Early Bird tickets will be available on a first-come-first-served basis, exclusively to fans that register before 12:01 am on 28 September. Three-day General Admission tickets will be available to purchase from $324.95, which is over $100 cheaper than a General Admission ticket to the March 2015 event.
Three years after Brillz made his breakout appearance on Mad Decent’s free music offshoot imprint Jeffree’s, the Twonk originator has inked a deal with Diplo’s record label proper. He will showcase his forthcoming Mad Decent material on his 40+ date Twonk Di Nation tour. Kicking off 18 November in New York and flitting through North America with stops in Las Vegas, Philadelphia and Milwaukee to name a few, Brillz will be accompanied by his homies Party Favor, Jackal, DOTCOM, Ghastly, LAXX, Kayzo, Party Thieves, Willy Joy, Y2K, Aryay, Dr. Fresch, and Infuze amongst others.
Following last year’s ‘Personal Momentz’ LP, Mr G aka Colin McBean returns with another long player in the form of ‘Night On The Town?’ out now on his Phoenix G imprint. Apparently recognised as one of house and techno’s true innovators, Mr G’s career is somewhat of an extended purple patch. Alongside Phoenix G, McBean’s productions have recently graced the likes of Running Back, Don’t Be Afraid, Bass Culture, Dungeon Meat, Moods & Grooves and Reki.
Having last year spot-lit the club’s tomorrow tracks with their Mixmag Album of the Month ‘Goodgreef Future Trance’ album, this month sees the north-of-England’s Goodgreef mix-comp-commemorate their F15teenth anniversary. To get the revelry underway, they’ve enlisted the help of three DJs - each of whom symbolises the GG musical code to a tee. Giuseppe Ottaviani, Marco V and Liam Wilson have compiled and mixed three discs, capacity-full with Goodgreef anthems.
Saturday 26 September sees the closing of of elrow and Kehakuma at Space Ibiza, as two of the most popular parties on the island unite for one last time this season. The party will feature more than 10 hours of music at the hands of 18 DJs in three different rooms, plus 10 theatre companies with more than 100 actors prepared to upend Space Ibiza - two different concepts together, aiming to provide a great party experience.
Showcasing transitions and drops that vary from trap to UK bass, Tulsa native TYNVN exemplifies that nasty, tribal flare with his debut on Dim Mak’s New Noise imprint. Aggressive from the get-go, ‘Pounce’ is an electro-inspired stomper with marching snares and a propelling backbeat that doesn’t let up for a moment of its duration.
Armin van Buuren and Hardwell have just released their new clubland collaboration, ‘Off The Hook’ on Armind/Revealed. The Original Mix welcomes the listener with a cheerful, percussive horn on the intro that builds to a signature synthesizer lead that might be recognisable by anyone who’s attended an electronic dance music (EDM) festival this summer. This was a big summer track that apparently received a massive reaction every time Hardwell or Armin played it.
‘Feelings’ is the next single to be released ahead of Tim Deluxe’s forthcoming LP ‘The Radicle’, a deep and jazzy cut which includes two distinct versions. With its deep jazzy reprise and classic French house-influenced tone, the Club Edit pairs a shuffling groove with freeform trumpet courtesy of instrumentalist Jay Phelps with whom Tim has worked extensively.
Justin James is set to release his newest EP ‘Planned Deviation’ on SCI+TEC 25 September. After a summer of touring abroad in Europe and playing events such as Tomorrowland, Club 4, Suicide Circus, MEME Festival, and Baum, Bogota, Justin is about to drop this two-pack EP.
It’s been 10 years since David Vincent produced a Warehouse party in Manchester and this launch party on Saturday 17 October signifies 21 years of Sankeys musical evolution featuring classics and future classics from the last 21 years. Now, with new additions announced to the line-up, it has 21 artists playing at the launch party. DJ Yella will be joining the line up from the film “Straight Out of Compton” on his seminal gangsta rap band NWA. He will perform an exclusive strictly hip hop DJ Set and will be the very first DJ to open up the proceedings for the Sankeys Warehouse concept.
The creator of possibly some of the freshest sounds in techno music in recent years, Ramon Tapia is back with his new double-header for John Digweed’s Bedrock label. ‘Hysteria’ exhibits energetic menace with its elongated rumbling sub-bass hum and whip-snap percussion build, before launching into melodic flourishes and a groove finale.
Having unleashed his 23-track LP ‘Anthracite’, on his own Octopus Recordings this past August, Sian is now delivering a remix package. Set to release on 21 September via Octopus Recordings, the package will feature six remixes off the album courtesy of Carlo Lio, Julian Jeweil, Justin James, Pig & Dan, Shaded and Beatport Remix contest winner Fragala P.
TomorrowWorld teams up with Bridges For Music for its "Love Tomorrow" contest. Clubbers will have the opportunity to take action and donate to Bridges for Music for the chance to win one-of-a-kind on site experiences at this year's TomorrowWorld in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia in just a couple of weeks. Additionally, this contest will also debut the new limited edition TomorrowWorld x Electric Family charity bracelet.
Together’s main room and Defected In The House’s residency on the terrace have apparently made Tuesday nights at Amnesia one of the success stories of Ibiza 2015. Festival-sized line-ups across both rooms, featuring big names acts, have made an impact on the White Island, and now the Together and Defected In The House closing party on 22 September will close the series of 16 parties in style.
The fans’ votes have all been counted and it's official: DJ Times magazine and Pioneer DJ recently announced that Steve Aoki has been voted America's Best DJ for 2015. Steve will be taking over the honour from 2014 winner, Markus Schulz. While most of the fan votes were cast online at the America’s Best DJ website, the America’s Best DJ Summer Tour Presented by Pioneer DJ & DJ Times supported the contest by allowing fans to vote in-person at 20+ club and festival events, which included Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival, Detroit’s Movement Festival and Chicago’s Spring Awakening Festival.
KDA Feat. Tinie Tempah & Katy B ‘Turn The Music Louder (Rumble)’ is possibly set to be the big autumn dance smash. Freshly spun by Annie Mac on Radio 1 as her ‘Hottest Record’ (2/9/15), the single was selected by MistaJam as his Inbox Fresh on 1Xtra, made Danny Howard's 'Future Anthem' and was played on Capital FM by Marvin and Max.
Polish duo Catz ‘N Dogz recently unveiled the video for ‘Get It Right’ (Feat. Tanika) taken from their album titled ‘Basic Colour Theory. A key release from the album, the video marks yet another milestone in their journey. Directed by Natalia Jakubowska and Łukasz Gronowski, the eccentric video captures the soulful and melodic vision that they hold dearly within their music; the imagery portrays the message of unity and togetherness brought together by whacky and vibrant visuals.
On Saturday 19 September, EH1 Music Festival 2015 returns to Ingliston, Edinburgh. For 2015, the event has nine arenas to help you party through its 13 hours. The Main Arena is courtesy of Defected In The House, and after a top set last year, they welcome back on board MK to headline. Arena 2 will be hosted by Cocoon, complete with Sven Vath and Eats Everything.
Simian Mobile Disco return to XOYO in London with Delicatessen; a series of monthly parties, starting Friday 18 September. The first session will welcome long-time Panorama Bar resident Cassy to the club. With her ‘Panorama Bar 01’ mix still popular, her releases on Perlon and her own Cassy label have further cemented her status as possibly one of Europe’s most in demand spinners. German selector Oliver Deutschmann will be on support duties.
Continuing its regular sonic memoirs of electronic music, Memory Box returns to London on Friday 9 October with Darren Emerson for a specially crafted ‘Influences’ set. Techno DJ - Underworld originator - Underwater and Detone label boss - Darren has probably remained at the forefront of electronica, techno and house across the last three decades. He has collaborated with artists as diverse as Sasha, Depeche Mode, Bjork and The Chemical Brothers and from the age of 18 he was already on his way to creating platinum million selling albums and singles with Underworld followed by DJ mix compilations with Global Underground, Cream, Underwater and more.
Glitterbox recently announced details of its last three events for the 2015 season at Space Ibiza, including a closing party on Friday 25 September with Dimitri From Paris, Todd Terry, Breakbot, Greg Wilson, Horse Meat Disco, DJ Pippi, and Copyright. Ahead of the closing party, on 11 September the party features The 2 Bears, Lovebirds, Opolopo, Simon Dunmore and Andy Baxter; and on 18 September, it’s the turn of Soul Clap for their Glitterbox debut, alongside Breakbot, Joey Negro, Juan MacLean, and DJ Ants.
A limited edition vinyl release of ‘Café Mambo Ibiza Sunsets 2015’ is being released by UMTV on 25 September 2015. The double vinyl LP features tracks and mixes by artists such as David
Bowie & Pat Metheny, Velvet Underground, Carl Craig, Lydmor, Balearic Gabba Sound System, Gilles Peterson, Timmy Thomas, Young Marco and Now Now Now, and follows the digital release of the
The current Syrian refugee crisis doesn’t leave many people indifferent. The world is getting used to the horrible images of war, executions and bombings, but when dead families started to wash ashore European coastlines, the world started to wake up finally and realised these people are in desperate need of help and shelter. After an emotional cry-out from Ida Engberg on Facebook, Antwerp newest event promoter Ikon did not hesitate. A dozen text messages and phone calls later and things started to become clear - in just over a week’s time there would be a massive charity techno event supported and powered by possibly some of the best artists of the scene. Techno For Humanity was born.
Following in the footsteps of James Blake, Flying Lotus, Kaytranada and Jon Hopkins, Maribou State join BBC Radio 1’s Residency this week, with their first show this Thursday (into Friday) 00.00-01.00 BST/GMT and monthly thereafter. In the words of Liam Ivory from Maribou State: "Joining the BBC Radio 1 Residency feels like a huge privilege to us. We're excited to share our personal music tastes with everyone, sitting alongside some incredible music talent."
Autograf are starting September off with the release of a remix package of their first original single ‘Dream’. This collection of cuts from artists across the musical spectrum is available to download and stream now. Having invited seven up-and-coming producers to throw their hats into the remixing ring, they have managed to put together an eclectic mix of different sounds, styles and variations of their breakout single, ‘Dream’.
Mark Jenkyns and Christopher Sylvester have joined forces as 12 Stories to release the ‘Night Obscure EP’ on Hot Creations. The EP features two original tracks plus an remix from Bunte Bummler. On the A-side, the acid induced ‘Showtime’ uses a sample from a ghetto fight to aptly fit the name of the track. After spending a lot of time in the studio and using numerous bits of Roland gear, the second track ‘Night Obscure’ finally came together when Mark’s neighbour spontaneously sang a French poem for the the vocals. No stranger in the Hot Creations camp Bunte Bummler uses the vocals to full effect over deep chugging percussions, while keeping hold of the sonic energy that flows through the EP.
Detlef and Denney curate the fourth edition of the VIVa Warriors compilation, which is set for release on 25 September through Steve Lawler’s VIVa MUSiC. Each year, the VIVa Warriors mix compilation showcases the finest offering of all things that the Warriors stand for. Now, it’s the turn of Greek born Alex Georgiadis aka Detlef, and British born Denney to weave a selection of dancefloor certified tracks.
‘Worlds Remixed’ is the next step in the continued evolution of Porter Robinson’s conceptual ‘Worlds’ vision. A track-by-track collection of remixes hand-selected by Porter and presented in the same order as the original album tracklist, ‘Worlds Remixed’ (out 2 October on Astralwerks) expands upon the overall aesthetic of Robinson’s debut album ‘Worlds’ and doubles as a platform to show off the skills of some of his favourite artists including Odesza, Mat Zo, Glamatias, Chrome Sparks and more.
Famed for its idyllic beaches, Mediterranean climate and popular nightlife, the next destination for Toolroom Records’ ‘Poolside’ series takes you to Croatia. A blend of glamour and archaic authenticity, Croatia’s cultural treasures, ancient architecture, secluded coves and time-tested folk traditions mix with its intimate boat parties, chic cocktail bars and flourishing music festival scene.
UK based electronic music group, Faithless, is celebrating its 20 year career with the release of a special remix album, ‘Faithless 2.0’, out on 2 October on RCA Records/Sony Music Entertainment UK. Throughout the band’s journey over two decades, Buddhist rapper, Maxi Jazz, multi-instrumentalist, Sister Bliss, and producer, Rollo Armstrong, have recorded six studio albums with total sales exceeding 15 million records worldwide.
Hardwell kicks off his brand new documentary, I AM Hardwell – Living The Dream, during the Amsterdam Dance Event this October. Directed by Robin Piree, who also made the documentary I AM Hardwell in 2013, this film follows the two-time #1 DJ in the World during his ‘I Am Hardwell’ concert tour as he visits 34 cities around the globe.
Armin van Buuren recently announced his sixth and latest full-length studio album, ‘Embrace’, which will be released on Armada Music on 29 October. He also revealed that the graphic design and iconography for the album were created by photographer, film and music video director, Anton Corbijn. Over the years, Corbijn’s photographs have included those of Keith Richards, U2, Depeche Mode, David Bowie, Robert De Niro, Kate Moss, Clint Eastwood and countless other cultural and artistic icons in a photographic career that’s spanned four decades.
Derrick May returns to headline Ministry of Sound’s 24th birthday celebrations on Saturday 19 September. On the night, Wookie, Lee Curtiss, Jimpster and Camelphat will support the Detroit originator in the club’s The Box, plus there is a very special guest still to be announced for 103.
On Saturday 17 October Defected and Strictly Rhythm bring the party to London’s Great Suffolk St. Warehouse, for Cream and We Are FSTVL’s We Are WHSE series of events. This autumn, Cream and We Are FSTVL have joined forces to bring you We Are WHSE, a series of parties showcasing some of the world’s biggest DJs inside possibly one of the UK’s most underground, innovative and creative spaces; GSS, Great Suffolk Street, London.
Following on from the recent announcement that Nation will be closing its doors for good at the end of this year, the venue which is the birthplace and spiritual home of Cream is going out in true party style. The venue became popular for dance music lovers from around the world and likely holds a special place in the heart of all those who have attended over the last 23 years. Cream have announced three encores to ensure the good ship ‘nation’ is honoured with a suitable send-off featuring three classic line ups that celebrate the last two decades for the club.
Originally hailing from the Southwest of England and inspired by a multiple of genres and sounds, FK Panda first grabbed people’s attention with a debut release on Bondax’s label Just Us
three years ago. Since then, the duo have gone on to work with labels such as Anjunadeep, Black Butter and Kitsune', possibly paving their way in the UK dance scene as ones to watch for
Xbox One recently announced the Elite Bundle – a gaming experience that comes complete with features aiming to take your gaming to the next level. In addition to a matte finish, the Xbox One Elite Bundle includes a 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive which stores frequently-accessed files on a solid state partition and optimises system performance so you can get to the action up to 20 per cent faster from energy-saving mode.
The City of Angels has played an intrinsic role throughout Markus Schulz's storied career, and as part of his 2015 City Series production project, this relationship was a certainty to be honoured. And with 'Avalon (Los Angeles)’, it’s upheld in nice fashion.
Over the past few years Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s reputation and hype has increased tenfold. Now it’s been recently revealed that over the weekend, the duo’s summer track 'Higher Place' became the most Shazam’ed track at Creamfields.
The Halo 5: Guardians launch is right around the corner, and 343 Industries recently unveiled the opening cinematic to the game, featuring Fireteam Osiris. In the cinematic, the group receives UNSC orders to recover a high value target and deploy to take on Covenant and Promethean forces in a fierce action sequence – the start to possibly the most ambitious, robust and epic Halo campaign experience yet.
Audiojack’s Gruuv imprint pushes on this September following its ‘Five Years of Gruuv’ celebrations with David Mayer’s ‘Burn’ EP, backed with a remix from Cadenza’s Eduardo De La Calle. Germany’s David Mayer has carved out a career since stepping onto the scene in 2009 via the Keinemusik collective, of which Mayer’s one of the founding members.
As the follow-up to lead EP single ‘Together’, Swedish duo Cazzette’s latest video for ‘Genius’ calls upon At Night Studios and the Balearic charm of Ibiza for another visual offering for 2015. Capturing the beauty and atmosphere less commonly associated with the party island, the official video follows Cazzette through the White Isle to open-air club Ushuaia Ibiza, where the duo have frequented throughout the summer alongside the likes of Avicii, Zedd and Ruby Rose (who makes a brief appearance).
Greg Sawyer takes time out from his Tenth Circle label, DJing at Glitterbox and his day-job at Defected to return to Falk with ‘Whenever I Try To Leave’ - three tracks of deep house music. With previous releases on Falk, Endemic Digital, i! Records and Indigo Raw, London producer Greg has cultivated a production style that is musical and infused with harmony, depth and emotion.
Jean-Michel Jarre’s ‘Electronica Part 1: The Time Machine’, is his most ambitious project to date. Under the working title E-Project, Jarre recorded the album with 15 collaborators, showing the true extent of his range, his reach and his influence in the wider music world. Tapping new artists like Gesaffelstein and Little Boots alongside electronic music veterans such as Massive Attack and Moby, and fellow pioneers Tangerine Dream and John Carpenter, ‘Electronica’ tells Jarre’s own personal history of electronic music.
Gina Turner and Tony Quattro team up with Keeon for a trio of brass-focused cuts on one of New York’s longest standing house labels, Nervous NYC. Cutting her teeth in Boston’s scene, Gina then moved to LA where she’s since worked with Soulwax, Diplo, Steve Lawler and Tiefschwarz, as well as forming duos such as Staccato, with Louisahhh, and Nouveau Yorican, with Laidback Luke.
Cocoon’s alphabet series reaches the letter O this month. It does so with another collection of 12 tracks featuring pulsing beats, plenty of emotion, lots of acid and techno and some epic moments with old school flashbacks. There is a certain amount of deepness and soul to this year’s compilation, which kicks off with Roland M. Dill and ‘The Messenger’. Dill presents a track full of real feeling and is a perfect introduction for O.
Having achieved a Hype Machine #1 for his recent ‘Indian Summer’ remix of Sam Feldt's ‘Show Me Love’, which reached over 30 million plays online, and delivered the atmospheric ‘Breathin’’ in June of last year, EDX returns to Spinnin' Deep to present his latest release, ‘Belong’, which is due out on Monday 21 September.
A sell-out crowd of 70,000 people will be heading to Daresbury in Cheshire this weekend for the dance music festival - Creamfields. For those who haven’t got tickets or for those people across the globe who can’t make it to the festival, you can still be part of it and witness the action as this year’s Creamfields have partnered with Yahoo Live and will be bringing the festival into your home broadcasting performances from some of the world’s biggest electronic acts.
Now nearing the end of his two month global summer tour, a tour that has included shows at Tomorrowland, Ultra Europe and Ushuaia, the Dutch DJ Fedde Le Grand is rounding things off by releasing his remix of Faithless’ ‘Insomnia’, out today on Sony Music and available to stream now.
Roots Manuva is back with a new album, ‘Bleeds’. With past collaborations with everyone from Gorillaz to the Maccabees to Leftfield to Coldcut to the Cinematic Orchestra, Rodney Smith’s influence can probably be heard right across the musical landscape. Now, with his sixth studio album, he has possibly made his most concise and focused record to date, his most emotionally affecting and powerful release since his breakthrough, ‘Run Come Save Me.’
DJ/producers Robbie Rivera and Todd Terry have teamed up for the revamp of Terry's track, ‘Sume Sigh Sey’, which is out now exclusively on Beatport through Juicy Music. The Latin-inspired track features strong percussive buildups that explode into retro house breakdowns that are ideal for this summer.
Sunday 4 October 2015 marks the date for this year’s Space Closing Fiesta. All six areas will be opened, including the outdoor zone located in the rear of the club, which will be hosted by Ultra Ibiza, representing the largest independent brand and possibly the world’s most successful electronic music festival. This outdoor area that only opens during the Openings and Closings; and during the last anniversary, will be the first to open at 4:30 in the afternoon.