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.
With more than half the season already over, the last Music On in August lands tomorrow and Marco Carola has prepared a line-up to close what has been a big month at Amnesia Ibiza. In this 13th week, DJ and producer Behrouz visits for the first time, while his compatriot Joseph Capriati returns along with Stacey Pullen and Nathan Barato.
Tribal Sessions recently revealed their opening run of shows at Fire in London, as the party begins its latest global residency at Fire in London on Friday 9 October. Tribal Sessions has evolved from its original roots at the Tribal Gathering festivals and warehouse event, to Sankeys in Manchester and at present at Sankeys in Ibiza, the season there coming to an end as London begins.
Fresh off the release of his album, ‘The Meth Lab’, Method Man has teamed up with Complex to unveil the official music video for his single ‘Straight Gutta’. Redman, Hanz On and Streetlife join Wu-Tang Clan's breakout member in the music video shot on the streets of Staten Island.
Chus & Ceballos’s album ‘Nomadas’ gets set to launch on 7 September. The Spanish duo have been headlining clubs and festivals and serving up dance tracks for 15 years now and use their everyday experiences and DJ travels to inform their music with real emotion, and as such this latest album their statement.
Beyond, the UK’s after-hours party hosts, presents its biggest ever event with a 12-hour extravaganza spanning night and day this Bank Holiday Sunday 30 August. Beyond The Big Top will transform Ministry of Sound into a carnival of the weird and wonderful, featuring performers and random giveaways throughout the night.
Tritonal plan to give fans a visual treat with the brand new video for ‘Gamma Gamma’. Delving into the tribal chants of the original track, Chad Cisneros and Dave Reed aim to take you deep into the jungles of a far off mythical land, where lush green vegetation and sparkling waterfalls hide a secret tribe prone to kidnapping innocent backpackers, forcing them to “endure” the Tritonal experience of a lifetime.
A new-school artist for D&B straight out of South London, Mark Wilkinson’s productions and remixes are proving popular. Lush, melodic and emotional, his tunes have possible cross-over appeal: he dips into the realm of pop rock while still going in with hard ‘n’ fast beats and drops. Collaborations with Ed Sheeran and Katy B have further secured his pop crossover appeal, while his work with Nero, Chase & Status, and Naughty Boy have cemented his legitimacy in the D&B scene.
One of our favourite production house music duos, Copyright, release the two track ‘Be Together EP’ on Defected Records on 7 September, their first release on the label in 2015.
‘Lights’ is the next single to be taken from Paul van Dyk’s seventh artist album, ‘The Politics Of Dancing 3’. Following the release in May, ‘Lights’ established itself as a frontrunner favourite with PvD devotees and its single release, as Paul states, is “simply my response to their response!” The single’s release is completed with a trance translation from Giuseppe Ottaviani, Wee-O’s uplifting, festival-minded rework, a housier creation from Owen Westlake and an enigmatic, ether-steeped official vid from US features director/producer, Adam Mason.
In just a few short months, Arno Cost has apparently evolved his signature When in Paris radio show into an entire lifestyle concept dedicated to ‘feel good’ house music. Now Arno joins Protocol partner-in-crime (and a longtime friend) Nicky Romero to debut ‘When In Paris’ at the forthcoming Amsterdam Dance Event on 14 October at Melkweg.
Steve Angello was an early adopter of Stase’s ‘Into The Light’, showcasing the track in July at Nova Era Beach Party in Portugal, before it became a staple in some of the world’s most popular podcasts and radio shows curated by Hardwell, Tommy Trash, Max Vangeli, Promise Land, W&W and Arno Cost.
After a great debut performance at this year’s Coachella festival and two years since their chart-climbing ‘Benediction’ release, Hot Natured unleash new material for Emerald City with ‘Off World Lover’ remixed by Will Clarke. The track rides the path between discerning house track and enduring pop tune, the subtleties of Ali Love’s vocals executed amidst Hot Natured’s futuristic analogue sounds. The labour and evolution of the band is evident in its simplicity and matured approach, and the result sounds great.
S-Man aka Roger Sanchez partners up with Man Without A Clue for house single ‘Drop The Needle’ with Kevin Knapp on vocals and remix duties. Sanchez kick-started his S-Man alias in 1994 as a method of pursuing ‘dark, dirty, straight dance floor tracks’, leading to productions such as ‘Rhumba’ and ‘Time 2 Stop’.
This September will see the release of Flux Pavilion’s debut album, ‘Tesla’, with the artist taking his new show on the road with a two month Autumn/Fall tour of North America. He’ll be joined by a selection of headliners on selected dates including 12TH Planet, Loudpvck, Wilkinson, NGHTMRE and DISKORD.
Chuckie and Bobby Puma team up for ‘Mainstage’. This collaborative effort sees Chuckie continuing his journey whilst further raising the stock of Bobby Puma. Set to be released on 24 August, the track contains a heavy electro sound as the duo bridge the gap between multiple genres within dance music. The buildup is laced with vocal chops that mirror a live MC. As the peak begins to surface, it unleashes a deep, driving synth progression.
Oliver Heldens' newly unveiled alias, HI-LO, recently released a new song, ‘Wappy Flirt’, for free download. Just one month after launching his label, Heldeep Records, with HI-LO's ‘Renegade Mastah’, he delivers his alias' third release, which has received early support from Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Chocolate Puma, Motez, Pep & Rash and more.
This September, Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings will be taking their eclectic roster to Asia for a run of tour dates through Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bangkok, Singapore, Taipei and Seoul. The artists are set to journey into the heart of Asia with nights at possibly some of the biggest and best clubs on the continent.
XLR8R recently premiered a full stream of ‘Landside Part 1’, the debut EP from Hunter/Game’s new band project Landside with Kúra coming out on 28 August. Landslide is the first collaboration between Italian producers Hunter/Game and Icelandic duo Kúra. Kúra’s electronic dub work and Hunter/Game’s techno and house roots form deep, melancholic ambient music with an intense central groove, as Fanney Osk’s vocals interweave with melodic synths.
Making a strong bid to raise his profile is the UK's Rufus Miller with his slab of uplifting house titled, 'Freedom'. The track is primed with arpeggios, old school beats and a soulful vocal that gives way to a piano breakdown, before exploding into giant house beats.
On Friday 16 October Defected In The House joins forces with Strictly Rhythm to bring underground house talent from across the globe to AIR, Amsterdam for another edition of the label’s Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) showcase events. The event this October marks the fifth year that Defected have thrown their ADE showcase at AIR. The Strictly Defected party includes both established and rising artists from across the house spectrum, with AIR’s two rooms showcasing the depth and breadth of their roster of talent, the vast majority of whom have played their parts at Defected’s shows at Amnesia and Space in Ibiza this season.
London based house project born from the minds of Adam Reid and Andy Watson, who debuted in 2014 with the ‘Ghana EP’ on Loft Records which picked up DJ support from Bicep and Tensnake, and also led to regular appearances in Fabric's Room 1. 2015 saw them release their ‘Bygones EP’ on Chasing Unicorn and will also see them recently launch their own party, Dorsia & Friends, at Oslo in Hackney, on 15 Aug.
Following his previous release 'Young Forever’, which hit No.6 in the UK club charts, French producer Michael Canitrot returns with his new single 'Chain Reaction'. The release invites you to join the party with its percussive groove and hook, on a production that’s aimed for the dancefloor. Look out for the sensual, energetic voice of the L.A based singer Mimoza, who adds the vocal to the track.
Dutch DJ Martin Garrix recently premiered a brand new version of ‘Another You’, Armin van Buuren’s track with singer-songwriter Mr. Probz. The so-called ‘Martin Garrix Radio Show’ featured the remix of New York based DJ/producer CID, after which the track was officially released through record label Armada Music.
Leeds, UK based producer Laura Jones has carved out a career over the past four years with a string of material surfacing on Crosstown Rebels, Visionquest, Dogmatik and of course Leftroom where she returns to here with a fresh release. This will follow on from a run of release for Leftroom in 2015 from the likes of DJ Bone, Steve Lawler, Jasper James and head-honcho Matt Tolfrey.
A brand new club night is coming to London run by Rob Made, the man behind London’s label collective, Sleazy. Held on the last Saturday of every month at Trapeze Basement Club in Shoreditch, the new monthly party kicks off on Saturday 29 August featuring an array of DJ/producers from labels such as Sleazy G, Dirtybird and Anabatic.
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 blistering 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.
Sankeys have teamed up with Victoria Warehouse to deliver a series of Sankeys Warehouse events this autumn and winter. The 17th of October will launch the first event, with further seasons planned over the next five years in their spiritual home of the city of Manchester. The Mancunian institution, which started out as Sankeys Soap way back in 1994, has had a rise in the last few years seeing expansion into London, and now into its 5th season in Ibiza. After another season in Ibiza, Sankeys’ will be heading back to the city where it all began and will take over the Victoria Warehouse for some warehouse parties, with Sankeys’ owner, David Vincent, who also ran the Tribal Gathering warehouse parties, sat firmly at the helm.
With roots in London’s house music scene, MN2S have grown from music-loving party promoters to an international talent booking agency, global music distributor and label management company. To celebrate their 20th anniversary, MN2S have lined up 20 brand new DJ mixes from 20 highly talented DJs on their roster, including the likes of Roger Sanchez, X-Press 2, Joey Negro, DJ Spen, Barber, Silky, Kayper, Format B, Okain and more.
Percolate is a London promotion that has lined up its biggest ever season for autumn/winter 2015 with the likes of Levon Vincent, Andrés, Moodymann, Mosca, Jeremy Underground and more are all set to play. The party brand is apparently nomadic, switching up its venues so as to always stay fresh, and it will continue to spread its sense of musical style across London and beyond, with plans in place to expand into other territories including Leeds, Manchester, Amsterdam, Ibiza, Paris and Berlin.
UK house label Danse Club Records is back with a track from the label bosses themselves. The brothers known as Brodanse serve up an original that comes backed with a remix from Cocoon and DC10’s DJ W!ld. Brodanse have established themselves and their label as a fresh modern house outfit that calls on respected producers of the day to conjure up some potentially genuine club heat.
Moda Black release a limited edition vinyl featuring a brand new, unreleased Dubfire remix of Hot Since 82 and Habischman’s ‘Leave Me’. Moda Black is in the midst of one of its most prolific years to date, having just released the second edition of Little Black Book, this time curated by Groove Armada, as well as propelling a raft of new talent via EPs from Theo Kottis, Walker & Royce, Sidney Charles and label owners Jaymo & Andy George.
Tribal Sessions is coming to London this October, taking over one of the city’s venues with a weekly Friday night residency. Launching on Friday 9 October, Tribal Sessions lands at Fire with Jozef K as the party’s resident. Tribal Sessions remains possibly one of the most enduring global residencies, its roots entrenched in the original house movement back in the early 1990s when the Tribal Gathering festivals united all walks of dance music culture together.
Safe to say this has been pretty huge over the past few months. It’s just perfect for the summer season. It is of course the Martijn ten Velden 2015 mix of the classic ‘Guitarra G’ by G Club Presents Banda Sonara, which sees a release on Rob Roar’s Phonetic Recordings.
Todd Terje returns to Ministry of Sound on Saturday 29 August to headline the Official South West Four festival after party. This event follows Todd’s sold out live show at the club in February with Rinse FM. Apparently, Todd’s album 'Inspector Norse' has been hailed as one of the greatest electronic records of our time, and its creator, one of the scene's most influential producers.
UK producer Alexis Raphael has just delivered two dancefloor focused house tracks on Max Chapman’s Resonance Records. London’s Alexis has come a long way since his ‘Spaceships’ got signed to Jamie Jones and Lee Foss’s Hot Waves imprint back in 2011.
Six time Grammy award winning electronic music artist Skrillex recently announced his first ever tour of India, where he will play Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Delhi from 8 October to 11 October 2015. While India has seen some of the biggest artists in the world of dance music tour the country in the past few years, Skrillex is one of the few who has still to head to the subcontinent for a tour. Now he appears courtesy of Vh1 Supersonic, an example of India’s ever-changing dance music industry.
Tim Deluxe makes his Strictly Rhythm debut with ‘Tryin’ Find A Way’, taken from his heavily jazz-influenced forthcoming studio album ‘The Radicle’. To record the album Tim apparently surrounded himself with some of the best contemporary jazz musicians around, an approach that comes to the fore on this single.
US DJ/producer Felix Stallings AKA Aphrohead / Felix Da Housecat first burst onto the club scene in 1993 as Aphrohead with ‘In Thee Dark We Live’ which was apparently licensed countless times and considered a classic techno track. Now, with his latest album, ‘Resurrection’, he loops between the beats of techno and warmth of electro with a playful psychedelic cocktail of synths and languid beats.
Matt Tolfrey returns to his Leftroom imprint with new single ‘That’s The Way’. 2015 has been a decent year for Matt with him marking a momentous point in his career with the ‘fabric 81’ mix compilation plus a release from Skream’s Of Unsound Mind imprint. This year will also see the Leftroom imprint mark a milestone ten years actively releasing music and here the label’s founder delivers some fresh original material ahead of the celebrations.
Zev Eisenberg and Gadi ‘Baby Prince’ Mizrahi, who produce music as Wolf + Lamb, make their Strictly Rhythm debut this September with ‘After We’re Gone’ - the first time they’ve ever
released a Wolf + Lamb production on any imprint outside of their own Crew Love label.
Cream recently announced the return of Grammy nominated producer Duke Dumont for a one off show at KOKO in London on Wednesday 30 September. The Blasé Boys Club kingpin will be joined by a collective of like-minded artists from his label and celebrating what has been an incredible journey over the last couple of years.
Check out the official video for Loco Dice Feat. Giggs ‘Get Comfy (Underground Sound Suicide)’, where it fuses together sounds from hip-hop and techno. The track features UK rapper Giggs and epitomises what clubbers can expect from Loco Dice’s forthcoming album.
DJ/Producer Nicky Romero is landing in the UK for two gigs; Friday 25 September at Electric Brixton, London (presented by Cream) and Saturday 26 September at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester (presented by Composit Music) with a brand new show and a host of guests. These dates are an opportunity for the Dutchman to get behind the decks and show UK clubbers why he’s possibly recognised as one of the world’s biggest DJs. Alongside him, Nicky brings a collection of talent from his Protocol Recordings label.
Coldharbour Recordings recently welcomed Judge Jules to its family, with the release of his latest track, ’Turn On The Lights’. Regarded as possibly one of the most influential players in electronica, Jules' reputation expands far beyond his home catchment of London.
Swedish du Dada Life recently released the official remix package of ‘One Last Night On Earth’. The duo – who apparently broke the official Guinness World Record for “Most People Dressed As Fruit” at The Voyage when 629 fans turned up dressed as bananas – have called up official edits from Speaker of The House, East & Young, Nom De Strip and Young Bombs. A varied selection from Olle Corneer and Stefan Engblom, the set delivers everything from popping electro garage to big room to what could possibly be termed Balearic progressive.
Back in their home country of Belgium, to the town of Boom, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike once again returned to 2015’s edition of Tomorrowland to headline the event’s Saturday night. Last year’s full live-set was apparently the most viewed set of the festival with over 34 million views, and now the duo release their performance from this year’s festival.
Following 2014’s anthology, ‘Defected Presents House Masters Masters At Work Volume Two’ is a second collection of 40 original tracks and remixes from possibly the most remarkable discography in house music. Masters At Work (MAW) - the project of Louie Vega and Kenny Dope – created a musical legacy that will last forever. MAW took the distinct and already highly praised production aesthetic of the two, and fused it with their encyclopaedic knowledge of breaks, hip-hop, disco, soul and funk.
Franky Rizardo drops his ‘Cause Your Lies EP’ on Azuli this month, loaded with three heavy club tracks. Driven by its up-tempo beat and garage influenced vocal chops, the title track ‘Cause Your Lies’ is a house record that should go off the dancefloor.
UMTV releases ‘Café Mambo Ibiza Sunsets 2015’ on Friday 7 August on download and stream featuring a diverse line up of artists such as The Cure, Grace Jones, Mary J Blige, Jose Padilla, Gilles Peterson, Carl Craig, Skream, Young Marco, Soul II Soul, Womack & Womack, Velvet Underground, Lamb, Vangelis, and William Orbit. The album is a 43-track album of chillout classics that have been soundtracking the famous sunset on the terraces of one of the world’s most popular sunset destination venues.
Following last year’s sell out tour, Cream recently announced the return of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike for an event which will see them take over the O2 Academy Brixton in London on Saturday 24 October 2015. The brotherly duo’s live combination of DJ Sets and MCing has pushed the Belgian duo to probable superstardom over the last few years.
Swedish duo Cazzette recently released the Lost Kings and Beckwith remixes of ‘Together’, featuring Newtimers on SoundCloud following their exclusive premiere on Spotify.
‘Pure Pacha Presents Paris by Night’, a double album mixed by French DJ, Bob Sinclar. The album takes the name from the Gallic producer’s “Paris By Night” Saturday night residency at Pacha Ibiza. Each week the Balearic venue apparently takes you to a world combining upfront sexy house music with the burlesque visual style of Paris’ nightlife, known for its cabarets such as Moulin Rouge, Lido, Crazy House; it's showgirl dancers and red neon lights.
This September Defected Records and Get Physical join forces on a series of collaborative live events, taking place in London, Ibiza and Berlin and featuring possibly some of the biggest names in house and techno. The Defected Get Physical Tour takes place over two weekends this September, with parties at Fire, London (12), Amnesia, Ibiza (15) and Chalet, Berlin (19).
DJ Pippi & Kenneth Bager’s ‘La Seranata (Dream Of You)’ is a nice summer tune. This collaboration between Ibiza legend, DJ Pippi and Balearic DJ Kenneth Bager was recorded in Ibiza and Denmark, and originally released on 12” vinyl last November on Music For Dreams. DJ Pippi apparently has a reputation as one of Ibiza’s best loved, credible house music DJs and holds residencies at Pacha Ibiza, Glitterbox, and the Jockey Club at Salinas beach.
Since the reigns passed from his former mentor Tiësto to Richard Durand, the In Search Of Sunrise helmsman’s search has sailed him to South Africa and Australia; to settings as contrasting as India and Vegas and most recently, in 2014, out to Dubai. This year’s ‘In Search Of Sunrise 13.5’ though brings the search closer to its spiritual home… Amsterdam! A native and resident, Richard’s had a ringside seat on which he sees and participates in the city’s year-on-year ascension to club, festival and electronic music metropolis.
Detroit duo Octave One touch down in Croatia, South America, London, Ibiza, Montreal and New York over the next two months. The hardware loving duo hit the road after the recent release of their new studio album ‘Burn It Down’ bringing their soulful techno range to audiences across the globe.
Tuesday night’s Together at Ibiza’s Amnesia has apparently produced its most successful season to date and will be celebrating its 5th birthday on the island on Tuesday 25th August. From Chase & Status doing weekly residencies to Hannah Wants exploding onto the scene with a residency at the club last year, the Together brand has arguably brought something new to Ibiza.
With numerous Argentinian and foreign festival fanatics attending the previous edition of Armada Beach, a return to Mar Del Plata, Buenos Aires was apparently only a matter of time. Just over one year after the previous Armada Beach event on 4 January, the event returns to Mute Club de Mar, once again bringing along various big name artists.
After a string of events Deeperfect is bringing its techno and tech house night to the world’s most infamous White Isle, Ibiza, for a series of summer events. Deeperfect will host a total of seven events at possibly one of Ibiza’s most exciting new venues, where an international crowd of techno and tech house lovers will be able to dance with the sand between their toes.
The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) recently revealed the first selection of artists that will perform from 14 to 18 October 2015. The ADE is preparing for its 20th annual edition with 2,200 performing artists at one hundred diverse venues in Amsterdam. Over 365,000 visitors from all over the world are expected to visit the event this year. In the past 20 years ADE has grown into a globally renowned platform for the international dance and electronic music scene. The festival is the ideal place to spot the latest musical trends and emerging talents, as well as hearing the most recent work of both electronic music pioneers and leading acts from the mainstream and the underground dance scenes, across every genre of electronic music.
In this, their landmark 15th anniversary year of operations, Vandit Records welcome the return of one of the first artists to make a big impression on the label’s discography. David Forbes first struck club-floor gold way back in 2000 with his club track ‘Questions (Must Be Asked)’. Since then he’s had continued productions in the electronic music scene, releasing music through labels as diverse as Spinnin’, Subliminal, Combined Forces, Lange Recordings, Outburst and others. Following last year’s Vandit-released ‘Revert EP’, the Scotsman’s back with his latest track, ‘Ampere’!
TomorrowWorld recently released Benny Benassi's Exclusive TomorrowWorld Mix for free download. Following previous features from tropical house curator Thomas Jack and ex-NBA superstar Shaq Aka DJ Diesel, TomorrowWorld now recruits the Italian DJ/producer to preview what he has in store for his headlining set in September.
Classic Records frontman Luke Solomon makes his debut EP for VIVa MUSIC with ‘Everything In Reverse’ featuring Sam Lynham on vocals, two more original tracks and a remix from Adam Shelton. Title track ‘Everything In Reverse’ has the hedonistic vocals of Sam Lynham lending a retro feel. ‘Rhythm Control’ takes things darker, deep to the subconscious through baritone echoes and static loops, while Adam Shelton’s remix puts emphasis on the groove and the shakes. The final original cut, ‘That New Thing’ offers another bridge to the dancefloor and another cryptic key into Luke’s mischievous nature.
This Saturday, 25 July, Armin van Buuren will once again take to the Main Stage at Tomorrowland to play a headline set. To make this year extra special however, Armin will also be taking the opportunity to premiere his latest collaboration with electronic legend, Jean-Michel Jarre, entitled ‘Stardust’. Set to be a part of Jean-Michel Jarre’s forthcoming new album, ‘Stardust’ is the sixth piece of music to be announced from the Frenchman’s forthcoming project, due on 16 October.
Glitterbox, the Ibiza party from Defected Records, makes its London debut this Saturday 25 July at Ministry of Sound. In Ibiza, Glitterbox’s soundtrack of DJ sets of classic and contemporary house and disco has apparently drawn a loyal following of locals, industry, club freaks, workers and fashion folk. This season the weekly Friday party has moved to Space Ibiza, with a 16 week season running until 25 September.
As revealed yesterday, in case you’re not aware, this year's season of Warehouse Project will take place deep in the solid confines of the Store Street, set tucked away in the underbelly of Piccadilly Station. Store Street has played a fundamental part in The Warehouse Project's upbringing, consistently delivering top nights, which have proven to be extremely popular.
Known as The Baron Of Techno, a moniker given to him by the late BBC Radio DJ / journalist John Peel, Dave Clarke is all set for his stage at this weekend’s Tomorrowland Festival in Belgium. Joining him on his stage on Sunday 26 July will be Chris Liebing, Green Velvet, Paul Kalkbrenber and Pierre, who will take to the decks and bring a broad range of underground dance music to the Opera Stage. Entrusted with the second largest stage for a fourth year running, Dave will share his passion for techno to a sold out crowd of music fans from 220 different countries.
Having just completed a weeklong series of events in Croatia for Ultra Europe, Ultra Worldwide recently revealed the first names set to perform at the inaugural edition of Road To Ultra Singapore! Gearing up to transform the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre on 19 September, Road To Ultra Singapore will be welcoming Skrillex, Alesso, Nicky Romero and Mija, the first group of DJs to join the bill in the Phase One announcement.
Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes recently announced a collaboration with Groucho Club who will ‘pop up’ at the House for four days of exclusive events combining the very best of both venues. Groucho will bring their expertise in arts, food and culture to the boutique hotel and party spot that is popular with artists, islanders and industry insiders. This is an apparent meeting of two minds with a shared appreciation and understanding of the real Ibiza: a creative hub on an inspirational island. Groucho Club Meets Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes will take place from 19-22 August.
After their 'Stand Up' (incl. DJ Spen Mixes) track last month, Christian B and Lavvy Levan return on Friday Fox Recordings with their new number, 'Vigour (I Need You)'. Waxing lyrical to the sound of a melancholic deep groove that's besieged by an intoxicating bass hook, 'Vigour' sees Lavvy tell the heavy hearted story of how love affects our lives and how it feels once that connection with someone is gone. The duo have begun to gather some serious momentum with their Friday Fox Recordings imprint, their friendship centred around music, the early days which included forays into rave and D&B, and pirate radio sessions among other musical adventures.
Veteran producers Ariaan Olieroock and Peter Kriek, aka 16 Bit Lolitas, have delivered a deep rework of electronic music legend Jean-Michel Jarre and M83’s new track ‘Glory’. The track, along with remixes of Jean-Michel’s newest tracks (all collaborations with artists like Gesaffelstien, 3D of Massive Attack and Tangerine Dream) by artists such as Steve Angello, Above & Beyond, 3D and Jarre himself, are out now on Ultra Music.
Toolroom Records’ 'Poolside Ibiza' returns with a new collection of warming, summer tracks; an ideal soundtrack to those long, hazy days spent by the pool. This year's edition has been constructed by Autograf & Kolombo. First up on mixing duties is Autograf, a live act from Chicago whose disco-infused house sound has been gaining great support.
Apparently one of The Netherlands most popular singer/songwriters, Janne Schra releases her new single ‘Carry On’ on 7 August. The track, released on Berlin’s Embassy One label, is the latest from her new album, ‘Ponzo’ and showcases her cool and quirky, eclectic pop style. Dutch producer Mason has taken the summery tune and reformatted it for the dancefloor, which sees its release today. Also included are big remixes from Chopstick & JohnJon, JustOne and Feiertag.
The mobilee boss will host her first ever event in London this October playing a special extended set, alongside a hand-picked selection of artists who inspire and complement her sound. Anja has quite possibly become a firm favourite in London through her residency with LWE at Tobacco Dock, one off mobilee showcases and appearances at Found Festival. Continuing her long-time affinity with the city, The Steelyard’s intimate surroundings will provide the space where she aims to build a stronger connection with her fans.
Down through the electronic ages, across the grand span of progressive and trance imprints, a level of reverence is probably reserved for the name Bonzai Records. Renowned as the label birthplace of many of the twinned genres’ track and producer greats, it’s delivered the likes of ‘Universal Nation’, ‘The First Rebirth’, ‘Sunrise At Palamos’, ‘Silver Bath’ and dozens upon dozens of others. All but synonymous with artists like M.I.K.E./Push, Plastic Boy & Yves De Ruyter, Bonzai has also been the home to Laurent Christian Georges Véronnez… better yet known as Airwave.
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike recently revealed their new collaboration with US hip-hop star Ne-Yo, but even prior to its official release on Monday, the track has made Shazam’s Top 100 most popular tracks chart. Now, the follow up record to their recent track, ‘The Hum’, has a remix by Dutch duo Bassjackers, available for free to anyone who Shazam’s the original.
Japanese DJ/Producer Namy and legendary female vocalist Kathy Brown's track ‘Not This Time 2015’ gets four brand new re-works for King Street Sounds.
Monday will see the Secret Music imprint return with ‘No Regrets’ Ft Lexy Panterra by SLF & JAG, backed with a remix from Simon Baker under his newly formed BKR Projekt guise. SLF aka Stephane Lefrancois is a Parisian artist now residing in London who’s recorded for many labels in the world of electronic music such as !K7 and Compost. Here you see Stephane return to his Secret Music imprint alongside production partner JAG aka Jameson Gilvarry, following their ‘Laika’ EP which picked up support from the likes of Dusky, Danny Tenaglia and Noah Pred.
Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Ananda Project a.k.a. Chris Brann is possibly one of the most prolific and musical dance music producers of our time. With summer time vibes in the air, Nite Grooves has compiled 20 originals and remixes of some of Ananda Project's most iconic releases on the label with their ‘Essential Summer Collection’.
Mixing the 83rd edition of the fabric series is Dutchman Joris Voorn, whose mix is set to be released on 21 August. Whilst to some minds a relatively new addition to the playing field, he has been performing for close to two decades, first appearing at fabric with his live show in April of 2007. He has an ever-increasing discography reaching from atmospheric interludes to broken beats, much of which appears on his own labels Rejected and Green - the latter releasing his artist album ‘Nobody Knows’ in 2014, which was named by Billboard as their ‘Electronic Album Of The Year’. He has forged a sound in both the DJ booth and the studio that’s both identifiable and individual, which shines through on ‘fabric 83’.
Having gone viral in a video of Lil Louis at Concrete, Paris, Italian duo Souldynamic’s house single ‘EQTRL’ featuring vocalist Roland Clark is now set for release on Tribe Records this month. Honing their craft since the early-noughties, Luca & Stefano established their Souldynamic project in 2007 before leaving their small town in the heart of Italy to try and establish themselves across globe.
Two of possibly the most respected labels in dance music, Defected Records and Get Physical, have joined forces on a new mix album as well as a series of live events taking place in London, Ibiza and Berlin this Autumn. As two long-standing labels, their respective catalogues include countless records, while their parties are hugely popular. 'Defected Gets Physical Mixed by DJ T. & Luke Solomon’ sees their respective catalogues explored and exhibited, while a trio of live events in London, Berlin and Ibiza involving DJ T., Luke Solomon, M.A.N.D.Y., Paolo Rocco, Eddie Fowlkes, Juan Maclean, Jesse Rose and Simon Dunmore celebrate a collaborative mind-set synonymous with its original spirit of house music.
TomorrowWorld recently announced the final lineup for its third annual festival that will commence on 25 September 2015. Following its headliner announcements that included Hardwell, Bassnectar, Kaskade, Porter Robinson, DJ Snake, The Magician, Get Real and more, TomorrowWorld now welcomes an eclectic array of dance music artists to join them on the grounds of Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia, in just a few months.
Northern England’s Turquoise Blue imprint returns with the ‘Coco Beware’ EP courtesy of UK artist Rhymos. Aaron Binstead aka Rhymos is a rising talent coming out of the UK with releases on DJ W!ld’s Catwash imprint, Geddes’ Murmur Records and Overall Music and support coming from BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong, Huxley, Laura Jones and Kate Simko. Here we see Rhymos welcomed onto the Turquoise Blue roster, following the footsteps of artists such as Alex Arnout, John Dimas, Djebali and Phonogenic.
After releasing ‘Colourblind’ last year on Revealed, Berlin-based producer Thomas Gold returns to the imprint with another track – ‘Believe’ featuring Bright Lights. Built around boisterous introductory beats that transform into a large build-up, Thomas draws in synth-driven melodies that interject the track with his own workings.
Justin Robertson, here in his Deadstock 33s guise, delivers his latest album, 'Everything Is Turbulence'. This is his second album under this alias and comprises 12 tracks, acting as a sonic companion to his DJ sets. The album is laced with various artistic contributors, including Lisa Elle from Dark Horses providing vocals and guitar on 'Metal Taste', Justin's wife Sofia Robertson lends her haunting vocals on 'For One Touch' and 'I Am Automatic', a collaboration between Justin and Daniel Avery, possibly one of the biggest stars to emerge from the electronic scene in recent times, with whom he has a long standing production partnership
Last week, during a panel event at San Diego Comic-Con, Xbox and The Coalition shared insights on the development of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, the remastered and modernised version of the shooter that possibly defined the first generation of HD gaming. In addition, speakers at the panel revealed the Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle, available for pre-order now, and launching in the UK on 21 August (the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition digital code will allow gamers to pre-install the game ready for launch day on 28 August).
This summer Defected unleashes The Juan MacLean’s ‘A Simple Design’, with fresh remixes from Purple Disco Machine – accompanied by a new recut video – and Jesse Rose aiming to establish it as one of the year’s most essential house cuts. A collaboration between US musician John MacLean and former LCD Soundsystem vocalist Nancy Whang, The Juan MacLean has taken the sound of his former band, Six Finger Satellite, to the dancefloor, retaining flashes of post-punk and '70s experimental electronics while grafting bits of early Euro-disco, electro, Detroit techno and Chicago house.