Tonight, Hercules & Love Affair return to play live at Glitterbox at Space, Ibiza. The band's two live performances helped define Glitterbox’s first season last year and joining them will be Aeroplane, Horse Meat Disco, Simon Dunmore, Luke Solomon and DJ Antz.
Fresh off the back of ‘Eminesence’ on Yoruba, which was supported by the likes of Francois K, Roy Davis Jr, Mr G and Butch, Glaswegian producer Vince Watson lines up his Balearic single ‘Flamenca’ for New York label Nervous. Besides Yoruba, last year alone saw the producer release on Cocoon, Planet E, Poker Flat and Ovum – the latter of which was the label’s 250th release.
Eden spins over the last two decades and chronicles the rise and fall of one of the DJs who pioneered the French Touch music scene in the ‘90s. It’s based on the experiences of Hansen-Løve’s brother (and co-writer) Sven, who was one of the original DJs of the French house and garage scene in the early 1990s. Mia Hansen Love’s film was shot in Paris, New York and Chicago and features numerous cameos including the legendary Tony Humphries.
Fedde Le Grand is kicking off his summer by offering up his latest track, ‘Cinematic’, which features the vocals of Denny White. Fedde combines Denny’s vocals with his signature dance sound. Having provided the musical backdrop for the Official Ultra Japan After-Movie and having stayed at the top of Japan’s dance chart for almost a week, as well as having a top 5 place on Beatport’s Progessive House Chart, this track should do well for him.
Doorly has cemented himself as a firm Toolroom favourite over the past couple of years with some big releases such as ‘Ladies Night’, ‘Thunder Clap', his remix of Harry Romero’s classic ‘Tania’ and the chart topping ‘I Want You To Dance’ which became a huge hit in the Beatport charts. With this in mind, Toolroom Records now present his ‘Thang’ EP.
Ever since Roger Martinez (in collaboration with Secret Cinema) released the ‘Menthol Raga EP’ back in May 2013, there has been a wondering about when he might return to Lost & Found. Guy J has been keeping the lid on this doubleheader from possibly one of Holland’s finest electronic artists for some time now, but now it’s time to unveil ‘Downriver’ and ‘Trans’.
TomorrowWorld recently announced its Phase II headliners featuring Kaskade, Bassnectar, Bingo Players and more. Following its Phase 1 Headliner lineup, and recent stage curator announcement including The Magician and Thomas Jack, TomorrowWorld further solidifies its position with more music programming. Its Phase II headliner announcement highlights an eclectic array of artists such as Benny Benassi, Laidback Luke,The Chainsmokers, DVBBS, Guy Gerber and Maya Jane Coles as well as performances by Porter Robinson and Rudimental on the L!VE Stage.
Grammy Award-winning jazz/soul singer Gregory Porter recently announced a 16 date tour around the UK. The tour opens on 4 April 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall, London and concludes on 24 April at the Birmingham Symphony Hall.
W&W’s new single ‘The One’ has been officially released through Mainstage Music, sub label of Amsterdam based record label Armada Music. By making use of Whitney Houston’s ‘How Will I Know', the Dutch DJ duo honours the famed vocalist and aim to create a potential chart-topping record in the process. ‘How Will I Know’ has become widely known for being Whitney’s second song to top the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, as part of her seven consecutive number ones in the chart of the U.S. Magazine.
It’s been nearly a decade since the world was treated to new official music from rapper Method Man. The Wu-Tang Clans most successful member is getting back to music with his new solo album ‘The Meth Lab’. Recorded in Staten Island, the album features lifelong cohorts Redman, Raekwon, Hanz On, Streetlife, Inspectah Deck and more.
Fresh off the back of his debut album ‘United We Are’, Hardwell is back with another track, this time teaming up with fellow Dutchman Wiwek for something a little different in the shape of ‘Chameleon’. The track is something of throwback for Hardwell, with a taste of his early work sitting comfortably alongside the electro house flavour offered up by Wiwek, who in turn steps out of his usual style and takes on a more progressive, fresh approach.
Just a Little and Tremors are joining forces again for Global Rhythms, a 15-hour day and night terrace party bringing a palette of worldwide flavours to Oval Space in London. Heading up the bill is Gilles Peterson, who from his cult BBC 6 Music show to seminal Brownswood label and beyond, has possibly become over three decades one of the most influential figures in UK music as he champions artists from all around the world.
On 29 June The Pool House imprint drops a new EP courtesy of Jimmy Luna entitled ‘Back From Alhena’ and backed with a remix from P!nkpanther. Born and raised in Guatemala, Jimmy Luna opened his own nightclub (Metro) in the capital in 2012 and co-founded Vicey Loops, a label that has seen material released from the likes of Pete Herbert, Sischi Rosch and Andre Salmon.
The Leftroom Limited imprint is back early July with jozif’s ‘A Million To One’ EP, comprising three original tracks from the UK artist. London’s jozif has been a producer and DJ on the underground circuit for quite some time now with releases on Crosstown Rebels, Compost, Culprit and his Fist or Finger imprint (run alongside Craig Richards), as well as shows in Barcelona, Berlin, Paris, Mexico, a residency at NYC’s Verboten and regular slots at fabric, London in recent times.
Introducing the first in a new mix album series, ‘Strictly Jacked! Mixed By Luke Solomon’ compiles hidden rarities and contemporary cuts from labels including Cuttin' Headz, Robsoul, Heist and Strictly that encapsulate the jackin’ house sound of Chicago, alongside brand new remixes from Solomon himself. Following the release of ‘Strictly DJ T.: 25 Years of Strictly Rhythm’, which paid homage to the history of New York house music and arguably the most influential house music label of all time, Strictly Rhythm returns with the Strictly Jacked! series. This first edition has been mixed and compiled by Classic’s Luke Solomon, who has also contributed four exclusive new remixes to this release.
In 2013, two dance music event companies collectively brought the first edition of the Amsterdam Music Festival. This movement is now annually nestled in the heart of dance music’s most integral conference known as the Amsterdam Dance Event. Now, all eyes will be on Amsterdam again as on 16-17 October this year the Amsterdam Music Festival, the biggest event during Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), will expand to a two day experience hosting a line-up of some of the world's biggest DJs.
Electronic Music live video streaming platform BE-AT.TV recently announced the acquisition of non-commercial Ibiza radio station Ibiza Sonica, a leading online and FM radio station committed to spreading the music of Ibiza worldwide. Ibiza Sonica was founded in 2006 by Igor Marijuan and Miguel Valverde in an effort to deliver the best of Ibiza’s underground sounds worldwide, with the station’s simultaneous Internet and FM broadcasts reaching listeners around the world.
One of our favourite production duos, Gabriel & Dresden, talk about their North American Classics Tour, which continues tonight at Ten Nightclub in Newport Beach, California. Josh Gabriel and Dave Dresden are behind some classic productions, including ‘Tracking Treasure Down’ and ‘As The Rush Comes’ (as Motorcycle). Get excited, as hopefully it will be hitting Europe too.
Following the planning application for the redevelopment of Wolstenholme Square in Liverpool, Cream recently confirmed that Nation, the home of Cream, will be closing its doors for a final time at the end of this year to make way for a new subterranean music venue on the same ground as the iconic venue. The £40m year-long development designed by Liverpool architects Falconer Chester Hall will transform Liverpool’s historic Wolstenholme Square and will see the creation of new buildings ranging up to 10 storeys, a new passageway through to Wolstenholme Square to Seel Street, as well as featuring ground floor commercial space for cafes, restaurants, shops and a new home for Cream.
Some of Armada’s key DJs have set their sights on Croatia. From the 6-9 July, the Armada Croatia festival is taking over the country’s clubbing scene, made possible by Papaya Club and Armada Music. The traditional festival has been around for eight years already and adds record label Armada Music to the mix for this year’s ninth anniversary.
Kittball favourite Paji returns to the German label once more this month for another piece of house music. Classically trained musician Paji’s live sets employ the use of an electric violin which he loops as he builds tracks from scratch, leading to appearances at the likes of Tomorrowland, Fete de La Musique, Bora Bora, Tresor, as well as the Kittball Croatia residencies and rooftop parties.
Beyond, the club that has apparently revolutionised the after-hours clubbing concept in London is moving to Ministry of Sound from Sunday 28 June 2015 from 5:30am - 2pm (or later). Hosting events on a weekly basis for over 12 years at three venues, Beyond was born in Vauxhall, South London at Club Colisseum, before relocating to its spiritual home of Area, followed by a residency at Fire. The end of 2014 saw the first of three events at Ministry Of Sound.
After announcing the line-up for its first four dates, Vagabundos recently confirmed the line up for the 12th, 19th and 26th of July and the 2nd of August. Sundays at Space Ibiza are continuing to gain in popularity, thanks to Luciano and his new guests that complete the Vagabundos nights.
The Squatters have apparently applied their sound palette to a decent selection of this year’s biggest tracks already. Bringing groove, bassline and other sounds to the table, the latest release to get “The Squatters Treatment” is Vanilla Ace’s ‘Break Away’, out now on Vicious Bitch.
Since the Sensation brand first came to life in the Amsterdam Arena on 1 July 2000, over two million people across 30 countries have danced, celebrated, and experienced possibly one of the most widely revered events in the world. Fast forward to the present day and the Sensation name is still at the forefront of the dance music scene, bigger and stronger than ever, and now celebrating its 15th anniversary. To mark the occasion, ‘Sensation 2015: The Legacy’ is releasing an official compilation album giving the listener a slice of what makes the brand so popular.
Oliver Heldens and Shaun Frank recently released their new collaborative single, ‘Shades Of Grey’ via Spinnin' Records. Both producers have been riding waves of success already through the first half of 2015 as Oliver has performed on the Main Stages of both Ultra Music Festival in Miami and EDC Las Vegas, while Shaun has released originals on both Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Records and Steve Angello's label, Size.
If Holland is an ocean of arm waving EDM producers and chin stroking deep tech-house tweakers there is possibly somewhere an island that is the home for the misfits and forward thinkers not involved in either scene. This recently discovered place is 'Dutch Disco'; a home to some of the country's funkier and more innovative musical inhabitants. As a new generation of Dutch producers tends to bring in new flavours, the Dutch Disco's inhabitants have brought a taste of their isolated paradise by way of this nine track album.
Glasgow Underground will release a new single from Scottish duo Illyus & Barrientos at the end of June, backed with a remix from Mia Dora’s Rob Etherson. The duo have been on the rise as artists and DJs over the past few years with heavy support coming from BBC Radio1’s Pete Tong and Annie Mac, remix work for Gorgon City and Lovebirds plus shows at London’s Ministry Of Sound, XOYO and the Sub Club in Glasgow. Here we see the pair return to the Glasgow Underground imprint with new material, following up their ‘Need Me’ single in 2014.
Following their Easter party, Groove Odyssey returns to Ministry of Sound on Bank Holiday Sunday 30 August to present House Legends. London’s original soulful house night has lined up a
feast of classic house, soul, funk and real deep house from the American house DJs Joe Claussell and DJ Spen, backed up by the UK’s Jazzie B, Bobby & Steve and Paul Trouble
On 14 August Cream lands at the MFCC Grounds in Ta Qali on the island of Malta after its initial arrival back in 2008. Bringing over an eclectic array of musical flavours, ranging from big room to the darker realms of techno, Creamfields has delivered two headliners with a storied connection to the global Creamfields family over the years; UK trio Above & Beyond and Sweden’s Steve Angello.
It doesn't seem that long ago when UK act Disclosure revealed first signs of a new album with their track ‘Bang That’. Now the duo get set for the next single 'Holding On' taken from their forthcoming follow up to 2013's extremely successful debut long-player, ‘Settle'.
Moonrise Festival - Baltimore’s only electronic music festival – returns to the Pimlico Race Course on Saturday 8 August and Sunday 9 August. Festival founders Steez Promo and Glow DC have apparently upped the ante this year with a lineup that traverses the dance music map. It was also recently announced that joining festival headliners Bassnectar (Saturday) and Above & Beyond (Sunday) at Moonrise is UK production team Knife Party.
Float Your Boat with The Official Boat Party for Carl Cox 'Music is Revolution' at Space Ibiza, happening every Tuesday from 7 July to 22 September. The FYB Carl Cox opening party sees Uner on the decks of the custom Pioneer XY Pro-Audio Sound System, delivering techno against the backdrop of sun and sea.
After coming through the Spring with his track ‘I Just Can’t’ feat. Jeremih, Dim Mak recently released Crookers’ (aka Phra) new artist album ‘Sixteen Chapel’. The album includes 12 tracks and features collaborations with TJR, Zombie Nation, Antwon, STS and more. It’s a glitchy, fidgety electro house soundtrack with sprinkles of hip hop and R&B.
José Padilla, a legend in the Ibiza scene, has possibly just made his most forward thinking Balearic album of the year in 'So Many Colours'. José is loved by many for his work soundtracking sunsets at the Café Del Mar and compiling the seminal ‘Café Del Mar’ compilations which sold over six million copies. His fans are wide and varied, on one end of the spectrum you have Madonna or Karl Lagerfeld, and on the other DJs such as Harvey and Andrew Weatherall. The four aforementioned producers Padilla worked with are; Mark Barrott of Sketches From An Island and founder of International Feel; Telephones, a man making waves right now with his deep house sound; Dusseldorf based and natural beat maker Wolf Müller a.k.a Jan Schulte; and Australian Tornado Wallace of Tim Sweeney’s Beats In Space label.
Swedish producer Allertz recently unveiled the music video for his summer track, ‘Perfect Day’. The music video follows a group of girlfriends as they cruise across California and frolic on the beaches until sunset. Brimming with sun-kissed scenes and smiles, the visuals suit the euphoric nature of the song which aims to encapsulate an ideal 'Perfect Day'.
Ultra Worldwide recently revealed further details for its debut edition on the Indonesian island of Bali. Set to grace the shores of ‘The Island of the Gods’ for the first time ever, the event will take place at the Potato Head Beach Club in the coastal town of Seminyak on Thursday 24 September and Friday 25 September 25. With 10000 clubbers expected, Seminyak is apparently home to sophisticated and chic nightlife spots, luxurious high-end resorts, critically acclaimed restaurants and authentic spa retreats.
Hot on the heals of their 'Reverse Proceed' album 'Transmissions: Glasgow' sees Slam's Orde Meikle & Stuart McMillan proudly presenting a special album release centred around the gifted artists of their home town, documenting the burgeoning scene. The pair have utilised their skill and experience as DJs, producers and label owners to pull together 15 tracks, by an assortment of producers who call the city their home.
Don Diablo and Tritonal will both be making appearances at The Gallery at Ministry of Sound on Friday 26 June. The Gallery welcomes ‘The Don’, in this case of Don Diablo, who makes a Friday night debut. Expect to hear his own productions that span all genres – hence giving Diablo’s deck sessions their eclectic nature. Plus not forgetting a remix discography which includes amongst others Laidback Luke, Cassius, The Chemical Brothers, Nervo and R3hab as collaborators.
In its quest to release forward-thinking electronic music, John Digweed’s Bedrock label joins forces with some fine artists from around the world. One name missing, until now, has been Düsseldorf’s DJ/producer, Marc Romboy, whose deep, engaging house and techno sounds mark him out as an experienced producer. ‘Counting Comets – Part 1’ is an electronic track that channels the spirit of early original electronic innovators (such as Kraftwerk) and creates a futuristic vision: hypnotic, cinematic, a journey towards the dancefloor.
Revealed regular Dannic makes his return to the label with ‘Forever’, joined once again by the Grammy-nominated Bright Lights for the follow up to their 2014 track ‘Dear Life’. Fresh off the back of his recent Revealed release ‘Fonk’, Dannic wastes no time releasing again on the label with this big room track.
This month recently saw the official launch of the Global Music Community, an online platform aimed at improving the lives of music practitioners across the industry. The GMC is apparently a place where all members of the music community are valued, trusted and rewarded - from studio staff to A&R execs, to musicians, technicians and even music journalists! So, how is the GMC going to improve the lives of music professionals?
After an apparent sold out show to 10,000 fans at London’s Alexandra Palace, Axwell & Ingrosso have released the official video for their next track,‘Sun Is
Shining’. The song was featured prominently in H&M’s worldwide ’Summer Starts Now!’ campaign, earning over two and a half million plays before release. The duo also
return to Ushuaïa Beach Club, Ibiza for their third year of parties, presenting line-ups from across the world of dance music.
Hot on the heels of his Traxsource No.1 ‘Black Concept’, Tommy Bones returns to Strictly Rhythm with the ‘Love & War EP, featuring ‘Get Down’ and ‘Love & War’, two original cuts that highlight once again that Tommy is a man with influences that span the many variants of house music.
Sankeys and Redlight residents Tough Love have been on a musical run over the past couple of years with apparent international underground and crossover chart success. ‘The Redlight’ Ibiza 2015 sees them turn their hand to the underground routes from which they have apparently created a cult following.
In the vocal stakes, 2015 has already seen Giuseppe Ottaviani ring that Beatport chart bell with his Jennifer Rene-vocalled ‘Lean On Me’ release. Now the Italian switches out the vocal yin for some of his instrumental yang, returning now with the infectious ‘No One Like You’.
Tonight sees Josh Wink and Steve Bug take to the decks of the famous Space terrace for the first in four exclusive b2b dates at Kehakuma. Josh is a pioneer of bringing acid to the next level, supported by the success of his productions that crossed boundaries, tracks such as 'Don't Laugh', 'I'm Ready', 'Higher State Of Consciousness' and 'Talking To You’. His most current EP, 'Denial’, is a piece of music that has once again switched things up.
The latest instalment in the All Gone’ mix album series sees Pete Tong team up with Hot Since 82, possibly one of the fiercest talents to emerge from the UK scene in the last few years. ‘All Gone Pete Tong & Hot Since 82 Ibiza 2015’ features upfront electronic music from across the spectrum of house and techno, including cuts from the likes of Nick Curly, Azari & III, Disciples, Jaymo & Andy George x Sidney Charles, Deetron, Culoe De Song, Manta Ray and many more.
After an apparent great opening, Music On is ready for its second night of the season. Tonight’s night at Amnesia will be captained by Marco Carola, who will be accompanied by techno DJs Paco Osuna, Neverdogs, Victor Calderone, Fer BR and by Richy Ahmed’s Nu school vibrations.
Creamfields recently announced its inaugural show in Ibiza, headlined by one of the world’s biggest dance acts The Prodigy. Now, the brand have announced the BBC Radio 1 Ibiza 20 Stage plus an array of new additions to the line-up including Duke Dumont, Kimotion, Gareth Wyn, Anthony Probyn, Sean Hughes, Paul Reynolds and Alan Hartley.
Hot Since 82 welcomes summer with a new record drenched in Balearic sunshine. ‘Voices’ doffs its hat to both Ibiza's history and the legendary Paradise Garage with the use of a classic vocal, whilst simultaneously leading the way head first in to 2015's summer season.
We Love, the Ibiza institution started by Darren Hughes recently announced it will be taking over each Wednesday at Sankeys Ibiza for a 16 week run from 17 June through to 30 September. Moving on after 17 years at former home Space, a re-imagined, boutique We love… will be bringing a diverse range of selectors and aims to demonstrate why it is possibly the pinnacle of clubbing on the island. Now after announcing their opening party on 17 June, the night will be pairing the chart topping Black Butter Records artists Rudimental, bringing with them their D&B influenced sounds. Joining the line up from the Black Butter Records crew is Kidnap Kid. Alongside will be Nvoy, also of the Black Butter Records family, known for their low slung, R&B infused house. Headlining the basement for the opening night will be The 2 Bears. Adding to the line up is fellow London DJ/producer T.Williams. Rounding out the line up is Kaz James, who has balanced chart success with a love of underground club music. Jason Bye, a We Love stalwart will be filling the resident slot.
Ed Ed is Canadian born now Berlin-based DJ/producer set to release his debut EP on DFTD. His tracks have previously sparked remixes from Oliver Dollar and Copyright, and have received support from Kenny Dope, Roger Sanchez, and Simon Dunmore to name a few. Included in the ‘Deep In My Soul’ EP is Ed Ed’s original track featuring Eric McBride, a remix from David Keno, a remix and dub edit from Sasse & Ed Ed, as well as an Acapella and Tool track.
‘Adiabatic’ may be his debut signing to Vandit, but this may not be the first time you’re hearing the name ‘Frank Dueffel’. In a little over three years the producer has amassed a disc
and remixography as wide in range as it is high in quality. From his home base in Wesseling, Germany he’s inked his productions and reworks to a litany of European labels, Outburst Records, Black
Hole, Phoenix Recordings, Komplex Sounds and High Contrast Recordings among them.
As you’ll be aware, not all electronic music is created for the festivals or clubs, so for the discerning listener searching for something a bit deeper, American producer, DJ and Billboard-charting artist Ryan Farish offers up an alternative solution. By avoiding trends and making music that touches deeper parts of the soul, Ryan's sound is apparently for the artist working on their masterpiece, the student in need of a soothing soundtrack while studying for exams or the meditator on retreat.
Cristoph will make his debut tour of Australia next month. Cristoph is apparently one of the hottest acts to emerge from the UK in the past five years. With a DJ and production range from deep house to techno, he has the ability to hone in on electronic music from all angles to appeal to his ever-growing global fan base. His track ‘On the Inside’ from his EP on Noir Music was placed #3 on Beatport's tech house chart and listed as one of Pete Tong's 'Future Stars'.
Yesterday, The Junkies released their debut EP, ‘Just Can't Try’ on Blu Music. The EP features both the dark, heavy-hitting original track, as well as an up-beat, techy remix courtesy of Denver-based DJ/producer Jaceo. For well over a decade, the Toronto born duo have been making music with their distinct bass-heavy and groove-infused techno sound.
Following his debut artist album ‘United We Are’, Hardwell now welcomes clubbers to join him on a fully immersive 360 degree experience, with a look behind the scenes of his recent Miami Music Week escapades. Utilising 360 cameras and all-new technologies, he takes you on a behind the scenes tour of his latest Miami trip as he prepares for his main stage Ultra set in his hotel room, drives around the city top-down with familiar faces Dannic, Dyro & Kill The Buzz and shops for sneakers around Miami Beach.
Carl Craig recently announced a new home in Ibiza for Detroit Love, hosting four Sundays in the Space Discoteca this summer. ‘Detroit Love’ is a new concept from Carl, designed to bring together and support the sounds of Detroit, and take a little of the techno brotherhood to clubs and festivals the world over. Craig brings the residency to Space Ibiza, the venue where he first DJ’d on the island.
Following the release of ‘Rise Early Morning’ ‘It Feels’ and ‘Haute Mess’, Nervo recently revealed the video for ‘Hey Ricky’, the fourth single culled from their forthcoming artist album ‘Collateral’ due out this summer on Ultra Music. Here, they link up with rapper Kreayshawn, singer/songwriter Dev and Tokyo-based Alisa.
On Friday 10 July, Claude VonStroke will celebrate 10 years of Dirtybird Records, playing an exclusive six-hour set made up entirely of Dirtybird back catalogue. Claude will be returning for his first London club show in nearly two years, with an intimate gig at Autumn Street Studios. Since Dirtybird's launch in 2005, VonStroke has released tracks from possibly some of the most influential house music producers in the world. A short list includes Justin Martin, Catz 'n Dogz, Julio Bashmore, Cajmere, Riva Starr, Breach, Shiba San, Eats Everything, J Phlip, Style of Eye, Kill Frenzy and more - most of whom had their very first records and even created their artist names for the label.
As one of the UK’s oldest clubbing brands heralding originally from Leeds in the mid-90s, Hard Times returns to Ibiza in 2015 spreading non-stop vibes across the dancefloor of Vista Club. The venue sits next to Privilege’s main room, yet acts as an entirely separate club, with a Funktion One dance stack sound system and views across San Rafael, Ibiza Town and the Iberian sea. Todd Terry, Junior Sanchez, Mark Fanciulli, NiCe7, Mat Playford and Jason Bye are already announced for the opening party on 20 June. These will be joined across the 12 week run of events by the likes of Paul Woolford, DJ Sneak, Bontan, S-Man (Roger Sanchez) Felix Da Housecat, Todd Terry, Claptone, Danny Krivit, Kevin Sanderson, Doorly and Ramon Tapia.
With their debut album ‘Portraits’ out this week via Counter Records (a Ninja Tune imprint), Maribou State have recruited Sweden’s Axel Boman - co-founder of Studio Barnhus - to remix 'The Clown' featuring Pedestrian.
The Apparel Music imprint returns with some new electronica material this June from Jacky 0 & Mumi, entitled the ‘Circle’ EP and comprising five original tracks from the duo. Milan, Italy born producer Jacky 0 delivered his debut album ‘Psiconautica Vol.1’ via the Apparel Music imprint in 2013 to critical, picking up support from the likes of Mock N Toof, Laurent Garnier, Trickski and Mr.G. Here we see him return to the home of his debut album alongside hand pan player and vocalist Mumi to deliver ‘Circle’.
Apparently you can gain a lot of perspective from going back to the start. The Ready Set’s Jordan W realised that immediately upon envisioning what would become Nekokat. Together with Cameron Walker (collaborator on The Ready Set) and Jess Bowen (The Summer Set), the three hit the studio with producer Eric Palmquist (Bad Suns, Night Riots) earlier this year, and a new group (with a combined social reach of over 2.5 million fans) emerged, along with their four-song debut ‘Communication’ EP.
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 emerged on 29 May (as a one off Friday party) when Do Not Sleep hosted Vista Club at Privilege’s opening fiesta.
After an apparent successful event last year, Exit and Ministry of Sound join forces again to create another party on Saturday 20 June. Headlining the night will be Simian Mobile Disco, joined by Kim Ann Foxman, wAFF and SE7EN in the main room, The Box. James Ford and Jas Shaw aka Simian Mobile Disco burst onto the scene with their 2007 album ‘Attack Decay Sustain Release’, which garnered rave reviews and established SMD as credible purveyors of electronic music.
Ferry Corsten recently revealed the complete weekly line-up for Clandestin Presents Full On Ibiza. More than 50 names make up the entire bill, including Paul Oakenfold, Aly & Fila, Cazzette, Cosmic Gate, Markus Schulz and Ferry Corsten, who along with the rest of the team ‘promise to make the thunder of Full On sound louder than ever’. After an apparent successful first season at Space last summer, the night moves from Fridays to Mondays this season.
BCM Mallorca recently revealed its full line-up for summer 2015 which features artists from the worlds of EDM, grime, dubstep, house and dance. Already a load of DJs have been announced
as part of the Cream and BCM Mallorca hook up (Duke Dumont, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Steve Aoki Martin Garrix, DJ Snoopadelic and Hardwell) but now the full BCM programme can be
Eric Prydz recently realised his new video for the track ‘Generate’. Over the last decade Prydz, whether through his studio productions or his live shows, has proven to be an artist concerned with aesthetic precision. Visually, just as he has musically, Prydz has created his own identity – even going to the point of being laser-scanned for his EPIC hologram shows, while producing hours of completely original 3D animation to accompany his performances.
Madhouse Records returned this week with a typically soul-laden house EP from Sebb Junior, entitled ‘Move It’ and featuring three original tracks from the French Native. Paris’ Sebb Junior is a relatively new name to most with only a handful of material under his belt via the likes of San Francisco’s Salted Music headed up my Miguel Migs and Old School Department. Here, Sebb takes a leap in his career by joining Kerri Chandler’s Madhouse imprint, home to the likes of Voyeur, Tony Lionni, Behling & Simpson and Nacho Marco.
We catch up with Mallorca Lee as he gets set to perform his recent artist album, ‘Computer Games’ live at Stereo in Glasgow, UK on Saturday 27 June 2015. Throughout his career, Mallorca has been a hugely influential DJ/producer in Scotland and around the world, formerly with his rave band Ultra-Sonic, and then as a solo artist, releasing some great club tracks that made it onto the playlists of many big name DJs. Mallorca has a lot going on just now. He DJs every weekend, he’s fitting in rehearsals for the live show and he also runs his own club nights, 1994 and Legends. Thankfully, we were able to pin him down to find out more...
In collaboration with his weekly radio show, Gareth Emery Presents: Electric For Life Tour is an interactive, multi-date tour that will see the Brit headline a string of open to close sets during the three flagship shows later this year. Aiming to take clubbers through a journey of deep, progressive and uplifting music, just as he does in his weekly radio shows, Emery is ready to unleash Electric For Life.
‘Kerri Chandler Presents Kaoz Theory’ is the first compilation from Kerri Chandler’s new label. Kerri has compiled new and exclusive music from some of his friends and peers, featuring tracks from Seth Troxler, Davide Squillace, Matthias Tanzmann, Voyeur, Stephane Ghenacia, Detroit Swindle, Seb Zito, Martinez Brothers, Crillo, Chez Damier feat Heart To Heart, massprod, Lola Purple, Rick Wade, DJ W!ld, and Jerome Sydneham & Aschka. The album also features a new production from Chandler himself, entitled ‘Turn Off The Lights (Who’s Afraid Of The Dark)’.
Luciano recently released the official line-up for the first season of Vagabundos at Space Ibiza, with more than 60 artists performing from Sunday 7 June until Sunday 27 September. The German duo Âme (DJSet), Audiofly, Ben Sims, French dOP (Live), veteran Josh Wink, Kenny Glasgow (Art Department), Berghain resident Len Faki, Livio & Roby, Martin Buttrich, DJ Sneak and American Stacey Pullen, are just a few from the confirmed line-up.
Armada Music recently announced some new events to be held this summer in Ibiza. Part of the Armada Nights, a unique vessel will harbour a brand new concept with a line-up of Armada artists. This summer, fans will board the Original VIP Yacht alongside various Armada artists, including Krono, Lost Frequencies, Piotr & Zhan, Pretty Pink, Rodg and The Bearded Man.
Axwell & Ingrosso are gearing up for their headline show at Alexandra Palace, this Saturday 6 June. In addition, with impending shows at Summerburst (Gothenburg and Stockholm), and their return to Ushuia Beach Club in Ibiza, the duo have released a short film with a behind the scenes look at their Spring Tour.
Bestival’s overseas baptism is fast approaching, taking place on 12-13 June on Toronto Island, Canada. The event has all manner of mayhem going on including madness from Newmindspace, the creators of International Pillow Fight Day, who will be ambushing the unsuspecting with Bubble Battle Flash Mobs, plus there will be a troupe of dancers, The Mystical Eclipse Clan, holding court at the Bollywood Temple and dancing around the rest of Bestival.
Following the release of his most recent track ‘Intoxicated’ earlier this year, Martin Solveig now returns with his next piece of music, ‘+1’, which features Sam White. Now available to stream in full following a recent first play on Pete Tong’s iBBC Radio 1 show, the track will be released on 8 June via Spinnin’ Records. The track finds Solveig blending dance heavy, synth-laden rhythms with Sam White’s catchy, pop-infused vocal hooks, to deliver a record that nods to both old-school and future house traditions.
The festival season in Scotland gets underway today with The Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival which should see 8,000 clubbers descend on Glasgow for possibly Scotland’s biggest electronic dance festival. Taking place at Glasgow’s award winning Riverside Museum, the event finds an international line-up which includes Cocoon’s Sven Väth and Ricardo Villalobos plus exclusive Riverside sets from the likes of Siriusmodeselektor - the combination of Siriusmo and Modeselektor – who are only touring once making it a Scottish exclusive.
The latest remix package of Art Department’s Natural Selection album, sees DJ Tennis and Chaim rework ‘Walls’. The start of 2015 has become a big time for Art Department with Kenny Glasgow recently departing to focus on solo projects and Jonny White stepping up to take on the AD mantle alone, kicking off with a brand new compilation album for fabric. Exciting new directions for both parties sit against the backdrop of the still very much active sophomore Art Department album, ‘Natural Selection’, which saw the duo pick up plaudits from the likes of Rolling Stone, Mixmag and Clash Music to name but a few. Key tracks from the LP have been handed to some of the hottest producers around, the results of which are being released on No.19 through 2015.
Following last year's ‘Silicon’, Danny Daze releases his second EP for Ultramajic, ‘Dual’. Of Cuban descent and raised in Miami, Daze grew up steeped in b-boy culture before beginning his exploration into the electronic music realms. Apparently praised for his diversity, his vision is to break sonic boundaries, whilst preserving music's integrity, both in the studio and behind the decks.
Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, recently embraced the People of Tomorrow, saying “let’s work as one towards dignity for all.” This message was engraved on a wooden board and mounted as part of One World Project, the 600m long bridge at the recreational domain De Schorre, designed by Arne Quinze. The permanent bridge is also a piece of art within the Tomorrowland venue. The meeting occurred in Brussels, Belgium with Michiel and Manu Beers, the founder-brothers of Tomorrowland, which is possibly the world’s most popular festival held annually in Belgium, Brazil and the USA. The international festival franchise also brings music fans together to celebrate unity. In the US, TomorrowWorld occurs each September on 8,000 acres of rolling hills and forestland outside Atlanta, GA. The American event alone last year brought together 160,000 people together onsite, with a live-stream that apparently received more viewers than any entertainment event in the US (23M).
As summer approaches and temperatures rise, Nite Grooves release their fifth instalment of ‘A Long Hot Summer’, with the first being compiled and mixed by Balearic producer Kiko Navarro and subsequent yearly comps by Chris Brann (Ananda Project, Wamdue Project, P'Taah). Brazilian DJ Meme and San Francisco’s Julius Papp. This time the honours go to former Basement Boy DJ Spen. With a career spanning over 20 years and releases on labels such as Quantize Recordings, Room Control, Defected, King Street Sounds and Nite Grooves, Spen has consistently delivered the highest quality original music and DJ sets from the US to Europe and beyond!
After breakthrough releases on the likes of Ultra, Spinnin’ and Monstercat, as well as DJ Mag Top 100 placements in 2012 and 2013, Project 46 have returned to unveil their new release on Ultra Music. ‘Beautiful (It Hurts)’ is the first single from their highly anticipated debut album.
'For The Love of House Volume Eight’ is the latest instalment in the series of classic house compilations selected by Defected’s Simon Dunmore and Classic Music Company’s Luke Solomon. For The Love of House is all about classic, soulful and genre-defining house, with this latest edition featuring tracks from influential artists and iconic labels alike, including artists such as Roger Sanchez, Dennis Ferrer, Reel People, Arthur Baker and many more.
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs’ label Nice Age has just dropped the ‘Tokyo’ EP, featuring three house cuts from New York producer MANIK. Since its inception in 2011 Nice Age has hosted the likes of Radio Slave, Krankbrothers and Swick and now American producer MANIK, known for work on the likes of Ovum, Culprit and Black Butter, has been called in for the label’s ninth release.
Tiga follows 2014’s breakout electronic music track ‘Bugatti’ with ‘Jam #1’, the second track from his and Boys Noize’s ‘100’ release. ‘Jam #1’ recently premiered via The Fader and on Radio 1 via B. Traits, and can be streamed alongside ‘100’ from Tiga’s Soundcloud page. Despite a long entwined history since their days as label-mates on Gigolo Records, Tiga and Boys Noize have remixed each other, DJ'd back-to-back, even worked on the same motion picture together (Ivory Tower), but these are the first studio collaborations between the two. Fittingly, this release on Turbo Recordings follow the Boys Noize Records’ 10 year celebrations, where the pair headlined a series of five shows together.
Armada Music recently announced a brand new joint venture with producer duo Third Party. Together, they have launched a new label imprint, going by the name of Release Records. Back in 2010, Third Party’s single ‘Release’ cleared their way to the top, leading to a collaboration with Steve Angello and their Ultra Music debut ‘Thank You’. With subsequent remix duties for Swedish House Mafia, Tiësto, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Sigma’s UK number 1 hit ‘Nobody To Love’, the duo earned lots of exposure.
Glasgow based DJ/producer Jasper James releases ‘ZTRK1’ on Matt Tolfrey’s Leftroom records, featuring a remix from Skream. 24-year old Jasper’s debut production dropped on Optimo Trax in 2014 to support from the likes of Bicep, Eats Everything, Skream and Jackmaster while, as a DJ, he has quickly developed a strong reputation with shows at venues including Fabric, Warehouse Project and Space.
After an inaugural run in the summer of 2014, Moonrise Festival - Baltimore’s only electronic music festival – returns to the Pimlico Race Course on Saturday 8 August and Sunday 9 August. Festival founders Steez Promo and Glow DC have upped the ante this year with a lineup that traverses the dance music map. Joining festival headliners Bassnectar (Saturday) and Above & Beyond (Sunday) are the likes of Big Gigantic, Datsik, Dillon Francis, Die Antwoord, The Glitch Mob, Porter Robinson (Live), Zeds Dead, Bakermat, Thomas Jack, What So Not, Yellowclaw, Zomboy and more.
Judge Jules returns to Eden in Ibiza with Judgement Fridays for its 15th season. 2015 has been a year of change for the Judge with a brand new image and a fresh sound that aims to put the Judgement brand at the forefront of the San Antonio nightlife this summer. Pushing a music policy that combines some of the biggest talent in dance music, Judge Jules has hand-picked a team that plans to begin each weekend in style.
As the first UK club night to take residence in Ibiza over 20 years ago, Cream is joining forces with Ushuaïa to bring Creamfields to the White Island. Saturday 1 August will see Creamfields Ibiza take over Playa D’en Bossa spreading itself across the Ushuaïa Complex including Ushuaïa Club, Hard Rock Hotel and the Ushuaïa Tower.
Ghost Games™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio, recently announced the return of Need for Speed™ in a full reboot of this storied franchise. The game ‘delivers on what the fans want, and what Need for Speed stands for - deep customisation, authentic urban car culture, a nocturnal open world, and an immersive narrative that pulls you through the game’.
‘Dear Life’ is the first single to be taken from Claptone’s debut album coming later this year via Different Recordings, the electronic imprint of PIAS. The track is the next chapter for Claptone and the second glimpse of his first full-length set for release in Autumn 2015. He’s starting to go from strength to strength of late, following an acclaimed BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, a Beatport chart-topping remix of Gregory Porter and a live show at the Miami Ultra Music Festival.
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.