‘Birdsong’, the latest taste of Claptone’s forthcoming second album, ‘Fantast’, features vocals by indie/electronic band, Zola Blood, the four-piece who in 2017 released their debut album, ‘Infinite Games’. Painted as a mythical character shrouded in mystery, Claptone has possibly become one of the biggest names in electronic music whilst himself remaining in the shadows. In his second artist album he is the master of his domain and in his most artful offering yet, the album’s 13 tracks come together to create a production full of varied colours and atmospheric textures.
Electric Frog and Pressure Riverside Festival, takes place this Bank Holiday weekend in the grounds of the Award Winning Zaha Hadid designed Riverside Museum on the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow.
After the release of ‘Whistle’ from artists 4B and Teez, DJ Snake’s Premiere Class Records is back with its second release - Aazar & Bellecour’s ‘Da Vinci’. Paris-based producer Aazar, also a member of Point Point, has been busy in the studio working on new music to be released throughout 2018, following his early successes with releases such as his remix with DJ snake of Skrillex's ‘Dirty Vibe’ and ‘Pop Dat’ with 4B, to name a few. Unannounced Aazar collaborations were debuted at Ultra Music Festival (Miami) 2018 by the likes of Tiesto, The Chainsmokers and more.
Harry Romero returns to the Defected fold with his debut on DFTD. Possibly one of the most versatile producers on the scene over the last two decades, as a producer he has the discography to match.
Henrik Schwarz has collaborated with Metropole Orkest and its conductor Jules Buckley to release a new, full-length LP titled ‘Scripted Orkestra’ on 7K!. Metropole Orkest is possibly one of the world’s leading orchestras when it comes to performing anything but classical music and they have played and have apparently helped shape the world of contemporary orchestra music since their foundation in 1945.
Claude Von Stroke, Yousef and Wes Wieland step up to remix Booka Shade for the first in two remix packages of the duo’s recently released ‘Cut The Strings’ LP, which dropped on their Blaufield imprint in April. The duo have reached out to some of their contemporaries and fellow artists they admire to revisit and provide their own interpretations of the EP.
Next up for Loco Dice is the second single from his forthcoming third studio album, ‘Love Letters’. ‘We’re Alive’ follows up ‘Roots’ which dropped in February, gaining support from a diverse range of DJs from Laurent Garnier to Seth Troxler, Kenny Dope and Ilario Alicance to name a few.
Paul van Dyk, Aly & Fila and more than 20 DJs will perform at Shine Ibiza with an 11-week run that kicks off on Monday 9 July to 17 September at Privilege’s Vista Club with a night that aims to be the centre stage for trance on the White Isle this summer. Completing its line-ups throughout the season will be Bryan Kearney, Simon Patterson, Cosmic Gate, Neelix, Grum, Ben Nicky and others.
This month sees the return of SoSure Music co-founder Hollis Parker to the label with his latest EP ‘Have You’, comprised of two tracks from the New York born, London-based artist. Since his vinyl-only debut on the label in 2015, Hollis has continued to release tracks that pay homage to his roots both in hip hop and house, garnering support from artists such as Larry Heard, DJ Sneak, Charles Webster and Joyce Muniz to name a few.
After giving rise to tracks such as ‘Sunrise’ and ‘Rain’, Russian DJ/producer Arty releases his latest production, ‘Couldn’t Be Better’. Telling a story of heartbreak conquered and time-healed wounds, the track “was inspired by everyone who’s been through a tough relationship, struggling to overcome it, but finally finding happiness either on their own or with a new person in their life.”
Having proven popular on the dancefloor already in several of Hardwell’s recent sets, Revealed Recordings have now released his collaboration with UK-based Harrison titled ‘Earthquake’.
California-based Lost Boy has teamed up with Signal Goes Silent to release the summer track ‘Waste Your Time’, marking Lost Boy’s debut on the Ultra Music label. Melodic guitar strums kick off this upbeat dance-pop track, as Lost Boy’s vocals lead the track directly into a series of trumpeting, rhythmic drops.
Glitterbox recently announced its opening party line-up with the launch of a charity auction of ‘The Ultimate Record Collection.’ The brand has joined forces with Hï Ibiza and season headliners Basement Jaxx, David Morales, Masters At Work, Roger Sanchez and Todd Terry to curate and personally sign ‘The Ultimate Record Collection’, which is set to be auctioned for charity between Thursday 10th – Monday 21st May.
Miami’s Do Not Sit On The Furniture makes its debut in Europe with a season of events at Heart Ibiza. Running every Thursday from 7 June until 27 September and spearheaded by Behrouz, the party aims to offer intimate vibes and tasteful line-ups. It promises to ‘bring something different to the White Isle’ with guests like Cassy, Sasha, Lindstrom live, Robag Wruhme, Moscoman, Martin Buttrich, Tim Green, Matthias Meyer and many more all playing throughout the season.
As the opening for Defected’s 2018 season at Eden approaches, Sundays in San Antonio are shaping up. For the full 21-date run, Defected will be teaming up with Café Mambo Ibiza to host pre-parties every Sunday from 9pm, before heading to Eden with CamelPhat, MK, Derrick Carter, Dennis Ferrer, Franky Rizardo, Monki, Claptone, Riva Starr, Melé, Danny Howard, Purple Disco Machine and many more.
Tritonal continue to push the EDM scene after announcing their 10 Years of Enhanced Tour and releasing the track ‘Out My Mind’, which was joined by a video and an official club mix. Recently, they unveiled their acoustic session to ‘Out My Mind’, which features the duo playing live, recorded from Los Angeles.
After many years releasing largely on his own UKW label, Zombie Nation now makes a debut on Get Physical Music. Zombie Nation is German DJ and producer Florian Senfter, the man behind a collection of esoteric electro and techno tracks and albums.
It’s been three years since Chicane emerged with his sixth studio album, ‘The Sum Of Its Parts’. A lot of changes – both personal and otherwise – have come to pass since then and now, the electronic music artist gives a taste of what’s to come through ‘Serendipity’, the first single of the UK staple act’s forthcoming seventh studio album: ‘The Place You Can’t Remember, The Place You Can’t Forget’, out 8 June.
This year, Defected Croatia is introducing Mindfullness, an alternative festival schedule combining meditation, yoga, power ballet, stillness practice and the art of silence. Every day at 12pm from 9-13 August on the Garden’s tree-dappled seafront, expert practitioners will guide festival-goers through sessions designed to instil peace and restore balance.
After recently announcing the season’s confirmed fixtures, residents and headliners, on Thursday 14th June, Do Not Sleep will commence its summer residency at Amnesia alongside UK club brand ABODE.
Following the label’s reinvention, the next release on Carlo Lio & Nathan Barato’s Rawthentic features three house tracks entitled ‘Raw Beatz EP’ from Canada’s Demuir, with a remix from DJ Sneak. Hailing from Toronto, Demuir’s recent projects include collaborating with Cassy on her Kwench Records, releasing on Osunlade’s Yoruba Records, Classic Music Company and Jesse Rose’s Play It Down.
Dropping on Rekids this Friday, Butch remixes ‘Good Luck’ - Basement Jaxx’s 2004 single featuring Lisa Kekaula. Appearing on ’Kish Kash’, Basement Jaxx’s third studio album, the single was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Dance Recordings category and also reached number 12 on the UK Singles Chart and number 2 on Hot Dance Club Play in the US.
British DJ/producer ilan Bluestone’s debut artist album ‘Scars’ is out now on Anjunabeats. Over the past few months he has been teasing you with three singles off the LP - ‘Let Me Know’, and ‘I Believe’ alongside Giuseppe De Luca, plus ‘Another Lover’ with Koven, - and has now revealed the full body of work in its entirety.
Cuartero, a young producer from Spain is starting to make a name for himself through his tech house productions. He can be found slotted next to tech house acts like Patrick Topping, Latmun and Detlef, and has released his work on a number of record labels including his most recent EP ‘Moon Crash’ on Hot Creations, ‘Newo EP’ on Saved Records, ‘Shadow EP’ on Moon Harbour, and more. With a following of 180k Facebook fans and a further 50k Soundcloud followers, Cuartero’s recently released the dates for his first Australian tour.
Defected’s summer annual is back, combining their club predictions and sunshine sounds of the season, for the first time ever mixed by Defected long-time resident Sam Divine, who takes the baton for collating and mixing the annual compilation from label head Simon Dunmore.
Grammy-nominated producer Steve Angello recently released his new album 'Human’ via Size Records and AWAL Recordings. Unlike anything he's ever done before, it's a project that's sonically free of any expectations placed upon him and a result of a life changing event. It features Pusha T, T.D. Jakes (one of the USA's most prominent biggest preachers) and more.
Rich Wakley joins forces with Jack Swaffer & Richey Profond on ‘Runaway’, which is possibly shaping up to be a big record for the summer season and a decent release for the Stashed stable.
Glitterbox was recently confirmed for Belgium’s Tomorrrowland Festival, making its debut on Saturday 21 July as part of one of Europe’s biggest festival experiences. The brand will take over Tomorrowland’s Cage arena, bringing its crew of performers and house DJs including Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry, Purple Disco Machine, The Shapeshifters, Simon Dunmore, FCL & Lady Linn together with Tomorrowland resident Sheridan.
Desolat’s Loco Dice joins the roster of Martinez Brothers Cuttin’ Headz label this month with ‘$lammer’, backed with a remix from Detroit’s DJ T-1000. Düsseldorf’s Loco Dice is possibly been one of the most respected figures in contemporary electronic music with releases over the years on labels like Cocoon, Cadenza, Ovum and his own Desolat as well as a touring schedule taking him across the globe each year.
Octave One drop a new album under the Random Noise Generation guise. The first RNG release was 'Falling in Dub' in 1991 and now, 27 years later, ‘Endustry’ is out this week on 27 April. Something of a new take on their creative process the Burden brothers made most of this music on the road while they toured over the past year, using the country they were in at each time they recorded to influence and inspire each track.
Last year Mark Knight embarked on an extensive ‘All Knight Long tour’, on which he played extended sets in clubs around the world, while tracks like ‘Live Stream’, in collaboration with Green Velvet and René Amesz, further cemented his reputation as a DJ/producer. Now, the Toolroom head honcho delivers his first Toolroom release of 2018.
One of the tracks from Giuseppe Ottaviani's ‘ALMA’ album, ‘On The Way You Go’ jumps back into focus this month, spurred by two new interpretations from Statement! honcho Ruben de Ronde and Giuseppe himself.
Mercury KX recently announced the release of Floex & Tom Hodge’s collaborative album ‘A Portrait Of John Doe’. Due on 29 June, the album will be preceded by a series of EPs, the first of which – the ‘Wednesday (Is The New Friday)’ EP – is available now.
Above & Beyond’s dual feature film package of the documentary Above & Beyond Acoustic: Giving Up the Day Job with the accompanying full-length concert film (included in the iTunes Extras), is exclusively available now via iTunes. It follows the group’s unlikely journey from the DJ booth to the Hollywood Bowl, from the initial re-imagining of songs at Abbey Road Studios, through to their presentation at venues such as London’s Royal Albert Hall, the Sydney Opera House and finally the Hollywood Bowl.
Cream Ibiza moves to its new home at Hï Ibiza this summer and having already confirmed Diplo, Hardwell and Steve Angello, as party regulars, the brand recently revealed the next wave of acts set to join them. From Sunday 24 June to 23 September, look out for performances from Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Don Diablo, MK, NERVO and more in the Theatre, along with Jonas Blue hosting the Club room with his Electronic Nature concept.
Turning 15 years old marks a huge milestone for Toolroom Records, one of our favourite music labels. Since its inception in 2003, they have released many top records; built a roster of artists they believe in; and brought the Toolroom brand across the world with residencies, one-off shows and festival stages. In celebration, the label has just released ’Toolroom 15’, containing 70 brand new and exclusive tracks!
No.19 Music marks its 10th year in 2018 with a raft of music set to propel the imprint to its 100th release by year end. As part of this celebration the label welcomed house producer Satoshi Tomiie for a new EP that comes with a remix from Dana Ruh. Japanese born Tomiie is best known for his track ‘Tears’ with the late Frankie Knuckles, but since then has continued to produce and remix various tracks.
Australian-born, LA-based producer Hook N Sling has previously released tracks that include the 2017 releases ‘If You’re Hearing This’ and ‘Arms Around Me’ with producer Digital Farm Animals, among many collaborations alongside Dutchman Sam Feldt and Swedish duo Galantis. He now returns with a brand new single ‘Shoot Down The Sun’ out now via Astralwerks.
Kate Simko’s original music score for 20 Weeks has been released digitally on all major platforms as the film begins its theatrical debut in the US. Spanning 15 tracks, the crafted ambient/classical album captures Simko’s sound, combining the intricacies and textures of string orchestration with dreamy electronic sound design.
After unveiling brand new Chinese RowYear theme, elrow recently revealed some of their line up for their Ibiza residency. Marking their second year at Amnesia, elrow build on their success by widening the scale of their events even further and enlisting key figures in electronic music to join them on the island.
Defected Croatia 2018 recently announced the full festival programme and boat party schedule for its house music festival. The six-day event running from 9-14 August at The Garden site in Tisno, will feature all four stages, two daily boat parties and four after-hours parties at Barbarella’s open air nightclub.
Ibiza Rocks Hotel recently announced another pool party residency with Marc Kinchen (MK), one of the industry’s longest-serving and most widely respected producers. MK will make the hotel his home this summer for MK & Friends ‘Area 10’ Pool Party on Mondays for five weeks from 9th July to 6th August.
Following his work with Swedish label Comorbid Records, Stockholm native Bård Ericson aka boerd has signed with Anjunadeep to release his latest mini-album, ‘Static’, which is out now. An accomplished musician, Bård’s boerd project aims to reflect his own personal emotions and atmosphere.
Joining one of London’s new festivals in its second year, Glitterbox’s stage at Mighty Hoopla on Sunday 3 June will host Todd Terry, Simon Dunmore, Hifi Sean, Luke Solomon and the brand’s dance crew. After an inaugural event in 2017, which welcomed 15,000 revellers and big names from across the spectrum of chart-toppers, house music, disco and alternative club culture, the festival now moves to a new South London location.
Austin-based Tritonal take their love for dancefloor-tinged pop music to the next level with the official video for their new single, ‘Out My Mind’ featuring Riley Clemmons. The track has already racked up over 2.5 million cumulative streams since its release by Astralwerks. Director Andrew Vallentine – whose work with social media influencers Joey Graceffa, Niki & Gabi, Ricky Dillon, Shane Dawson, Trisha Paytas and others led videoink.com to dub him the “biggest YouTuber without a channel” – imbues the video to compliment the instrumentation of the song.
Steve Aoki and longtime friend Laidback Luke provide the follow up to their collaboration ‘Turbulence’ with ‘It’s Time’, premiered on Men's Health. This fight-themed electro house track sees Steve battling Luke for world supremacy, with UFC announcer Bruce Buffer on board to provide his signature tagline.
Sophie Lloyd’s ‘Calling Out’ is apparently a really special moment in Classic Music Company’s history and has become a bit of a phenomenon for the label. The 7” sold out continuously at the beginning of this year (now selling on Discogs for up to $50) and the 12” occupied the top spots in Juno’s best sellers list for almost two weeks. Now released digitally, the video is live too, featuring a cameo from Amp Fiddler, with a forthcoming digital remix package featuring the Floorplan mixes and more.
Sydney’s production duo Set Mo (Stu Turner & Nick Drabble) today unveiled their new offering ‘Near’, featuring the vocals of Hobart’s songstress Asta. Following their latest track ‘Unity’, this track is the third one to be released in their eleven-track output planned for 2018 - released monthly via Set Mo Records.
Paul’s Boutique founder Paolo Martini taps up Brett Gould and Yvan Genkins to remix two of his tracks from last year. Both productions were two of Martini’s biggest tracks from last year, apparently sailing high in the charts and appearing in a promotional video for ElRow.
This month sees the return of Manchester duo System2 to Roush to deliver a four-track EP entitled ‘Groove’. Having emerged as possibly two of the UK’s rising talents in recent years, Manchester duo System2 have aimed to firmly established themselves as names known to many across the global scene.
DIRIDIM is a brand new label from recording artist David Morales and launches with a new single from David himself, featuring Alex Uhlmann, and is taken from his forthcoming album, ‘Freedom’, due out later in the year. The label aims to be a musical hub that will embrace a wide range of sounds, with the initial release a manifesto of sorts, apparently putting the music first above hype, trends or passing fads.
The You Are We imprint returns today with Alexis Raphael’s ‘That Edgy Melody’ EP, backed with remixes from Theo Kottis and Lo.pass. For the last eight years, the label has hosted parties in London including warehouse events, a series of takeover nights in room 3 at fabric and a selection of parties at Glastonbury, Space (Ibiza) and Burning Man to name a few.
Wolfgang Gartner has been releasing electro tunes for over a decade now and still aims to push the genre forward. Following on from ‘Banshee’, his collaboration with K?D, he is offering up his first original production of 2018. ‘Ching Ching’ is a dancefloor track that's aimed to get you moving and features percussion, hook, and the usual Wolfgang production techniques.
Placing the spotlight on song-centric trance, Markus Schulz recently unveiled the first track from his new capsule project through Spotify. ‘Safe From Harm’ has him on a first time studio-connect with Australia’s Emma Hewitt - a singer/songwriter who has added her vocals to the work of many producers, including Chris Lake, Tiësto, Dash Berlin and Cosmic Gate.
Archie B makes his Champion Records debut with two slices of house music. His production takes its cues from artists such as Wookie, Brasstooth, Groove Chronicles, MK and Dusky, however his records retain his own sound.
London based DJ and producer ilan Bluestone has probably grown to become a popular artist within the dance music space. After joining the Anjunabeats family back in 2011, the producer has been creating music through instrumentals and harmonious chords.
Possibly an Australian duo on the rise, Human Movement make their debut on Defected with a dual single demonstrating their natural talent. ‘Run It By Me’ features indie-style vocals from Eliot Porter and ‘Help A Brother Out’, with its more direct club approach, shows a depth of house music knowledge that has so far caught the attention of the likes of Joris Voorn and Richie Hawtin.
Chus & Ceballos join New York label Nervous Records with a single titled ‘More I Want U’ featuring remixes from DJ Pierre and DJ Vibe. For many years now both the label and the duo have been flying the flag for New York’s house music scene. However, aside from collaborating on their ‘Back On Tracks’ mix CDs nearly a decade ago, the two have never teamed up for a release.
Cuttin’ Headz returns with a new EP from long-time Martinez Brothers collaborator Argy, entitled ‘The Numbers’ EP and backed with remixes from DJ Skull and Christian Burkhardt. Behind such tracks such as ‘Love Dose’, ‘Unreliable Virgin’, ‘Debbiedowner’ and ‘Upon Ourselves’, this EP will be released on 30 March.
A new addition to the Circus roster for 2018, the label welcomes Leeds-based Chime to its ranks. Having originally cut his teeth in the world of D&B production, Chime’s dubstep sound takes a great deal of influence from video games’ music and worlds.
Named after the beach in Goa that inspired their Anjunabeats record label, Above & Beyond host a one-day festival event on the sand at Huntington State Beach, CA on 23 June. Heading into the final days of a 30-date tour celebrating the release of their new album ‘Common Ground’, North American clubbers can look forward to the GRAMMY Nominated trio taking to the sand this summer.
‘IVT?’ Is the third single taken from Dave Clarke’s third studio album 'The Desecration Of Desire’, featuring new remixes from Chloe and the Mad Professor. The digital release is available from today and its on vinyl on 6th April. The track is Dave’s interpretation of the Department S track ‘Is Vic There?’ - a track that meant so much to him when growing up - a dark, heavyweight, slow motion slice of new wave with
Louisahhh's vocals finishing it.
BE-AT.TV have lots of Miami broadcasts planned for this week, which kicked off yesterday. Listeners can enjoy streams from the likes of Descend at The National Hotel, Ultra Music Festival, Rapture Electronic Music Festival and more. Having broadcast DJs and events for almost 10 years now, the brand bring the party to you in high quality audio and visual streams from multiple camera angles. Whether on a laptop, tablet, desktop or smartphone, the stream aims to make you feel like you are a part of the live action.
Henrik Schwarz has collaborated with Metropole Orkest and its conductor Jules Buckley to release a new, full-length LP titled ‘Scripted Orkestra’ on 7K!. Metropole Orkest is apparently one of the world’s leading orchestras when it comes to performing anything but classical music and they have played and helped shape the world of contemporary orchestra music since their foundation in 1945.
Having already announced their biggest line-up to date – with headlining performances from Childish Gambino, Skepta and N.E.R.D – Lovebox recently announced that hip-hop act Wu-Tang Clan will be joining them at Gunnersbury Park as a UK exclusive on Friday 13 July.
Continuing the Road To Croatia, Defected returns to Arts Club in Liverpool on Sunday 6 May for its first party in five years, bringing a Bank Holiday showdown featuring label residents Franky Rizardo, Josh Butler and Low Steppa on the decks.
Dapayk Solo, Berlin-based producer and veteran of the minimal techno scene, recently announced the forthcoming release of his 10th studio album, entitled ‘The Calling’. The 12-track LP will be the producer’s first solo album since 2015 and will be available via his own label, Mo’s Ferry Productions, on 6 April. The first single from the album, also titled ‘The Calling’, is out now.
Bert Marcus Productions and Giant Interactive recently announced that the electronic dance music film, What We Started, is available for pre-order now on iTunes in over 100 countries ahead of its release in theatres, on iTunes and On Demand 23 March. The film will have a red-carpet premiere on 22 March at The Regal South Beach with Martin Garrix, Carl Cox, David Guetta, Tiësto and more in attendance, the night before the sold-out-20-year-anniversary of ULTRA Music Festival in Miami. Directly after the film, a Q&A regarding the documentary with Martin Garrix, Carl Cox, Tiësto and more, will be hosted inside the theatre for fans and media.
Toby Green makes his Dim Mak debut with ‘Beyond Mars’, accompanied by Kris Kiss’ vocals, urging everyone to report to the dancefloor. Hailing from Denmark, Toby has already amassed over 25 million streams and managed to release his music on labels including Spinnin’, Monstercat and Armada along with imprints like Hardwell's Revealed Recordings, Don Diablo's Hexagon, and Sander van Doorn’s Doorn Records.
Soul Clap’s production ‘Misty’ gets a remix and a new lease of life on Classic Music Company. The Boston-based duo bring all the soulful funk with vocals by Chicago house singer Robert Owens. In their 'Club Mix', the record gets stripped down, laden with percussion and infused with a bassline alongside a smoother 'Deep Mix'.
The second annual edition of Resistance Ibiza recently announced the headliners for its nine-week residency at Privilege this summer. Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, Dubfire, Eats Everything, Jamie Jones, Joseph Capriati, Loco Dice, Maceo Plex, Nicole Moudaber, Paco Osuna, Pan-Pot, Richie Hawtin, Sasha | John Digweed and Seth Troxler will headline with the event’s biggest lineup to date.
Josh Butler welcomes Huxley to Origins Rcrds this month for an EP as the label reveals its first release of 2018, accompanied by a remix from Alex Celler. 2017 was a year in which Huxley displayed some of his most varied and impressive output to date, releasing on imprints including Relief, Moon Harbour, Knee Deep In Sound, Avotré, and Do Not Sleep to name just a few, whilst also unveiling new aliases across multiple genres.
Ahead of their new album dropping early April, Booka Shade offer up the title track, some alternate mixes and another cut as a single, set for release this month via their Blaufield imprint. Their ‘Cut The Strings’ LP is set for release on 4 April and as we edge towards the full project being unveiled the duo shine light on of the leading compositions to be found within the project.
Chicago’s Incorrect Music returns this month with ‘Do It Anyway / Destination’ courtesy of Spain’s Dosem. A Girona, Spain-based producer, DJ and Live Act, Marc Ramirez aka Dosem has been releasing his house and techno style on labels like Tronic, Suara, Break New Soil and Great Stuff for the past decade and playing at clubs like the late Space Ibiza, Sankeys Ibiza and Barcelona’s Nitsa amongst others over the years.
Audiojack return to their Gruuv imprint this month with ‘Duality’, backed with Kotelett & Zadak, and Elisa Bee remixes. Over the past six months they have dropped material for Mobilee, 20/20 Vision, Crosstown Rebels, Suara and Octopus, showcasing their style. Here, they make a return to their own Gruuv label following ‘Senses’ which featured Dubspeeka and Reset Robot remixes on the label in April of last year.
Defected Croatia recently revealed the Phase 2 artists for 2018, including Dennis Ferrer, Soul Clap, Riva Starr, Dan Shake, DJ Gregory, Black Motion and more, joining an already comprehensive billing of house DJs. The festival returns to The Garden, Tisno on 9-14 August for six days of house music and sunshine, the festival’s third and biggest yearly instalment.
As Glitterbox’s 21st century disco continues to evolve in 2018, the performers, DJs and crowd will bring the brand to clubs across Europe for the very first time. After kicking off the tour at Church in Leeds on Saturday 3rd March with a sold out show with Purple Disco Machine, Melvo Baptiste and Dames Brown (live PA), the tour will also hit Zürich, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Manchester, We Are FSTVL, Bristol and Croatia (Defected Croatia festival). Meanwhile, in June, Glitterbox returns to Hï Ibiza for an 18-date season.
Following the release of his debut artist album ‘First Landing’ last summer, Pete Dougherty a.k.a Moon Boots returns with soulful album cut ‘Power’, featuring Black Gatsby. A highlight from the LP, and performed live on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic show, the track showcases Dougherty’s flair for fusing throwback R&B sounds with club grooves, paired with vocals from Black Gatsby.
FooR are a UK collective of producers, musicians, DJs, and MCs at the forefront of the current UK Garage revival. Championed by the likes of Radio 1’s MistaJam and DJ Target, they’ve so far released a handful of singles (including ‘Down’ feat. Karen Harding), and remixed the likes of Wretch32, Tinchy Stryder, Ghetts, and beyond. The four-piece have also apparently become UK Garage’s fastest rising stars on the live circuit, with shows including Isle Of Wight Festival, EDC, Boardmasters, Ministry of Sound, and Mutiny.
One of Scotland’s best electronic music events, The Riverside Festival, returns to the grounds of the Riverside Museum in Glasgow, on the banks of the River Clyde, bringing some of the biggest artists in dance music to this iconic location.
Frenchman Vitalic just unveiled the Deluxe version of his ‘Voyager’ album, which includes four brand new releases. The multi-instrumentalist, who blends electro, techno, and house as well as elements of classical, rock, Italo-disco, and ‘70s electronic music, is also embarking on a US tour next week in support of the new release.
To celebrate 20 years since the release of Fatboy Slim’s album ‘You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby’ Toolroom present this release from Beatport’s #1 selling artist of 2017, CamelPhat, with a remix of what is arguably Fatboy Slim’s biggest ever track, ‘Right Here, Right Now’.
Marking their debut release on Anjunadeep, producer and musician, Alex Metric, teams up with emerging DJ/producer, Ten Ven, on their new groove-heavy club track ‘Otic’, a track that has been a highlight of Solomun’s recent sets, with further support from Joris Voorn, Gorgon City, Cassius and more.
Chicago-based independent hip hop label Closed Sessions - home to releases from Kweku Collins, Jamila Woods, DJ Rude One, WebsterX, SHIRT, ShowYouSuck and more - recently announced a new partnership with Fat Possum's distribution arm House Arrest.
This summer Nozstock: The Hidden Valley celebrates its 20th anniversary, entering a small group of festivals who have reached two decades. It’s a huge achievement for the family-fun festival which is set across their working farm in the rolling hills of Herefordshire. It is an event which has grown from a group of like-minded friends gathered together many years ago into an experience of wonder and enchantment for all the ages across Friday 20-Sunday 22 July.
Taking place at the Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort, Ultra Beach Hvar boasts an idyllic setting with views of the Adriatic drenched in the warm glow of the Croatian Sun. With a predicted 5,000 revellers and international DJs Fedde Le Grand, Nicky Romero, Oliver Heldens, Jonas Blue and San Holo providing the soundtrack, this may well be the most anticipated edition yet. This year the pool party will start earlier than ever before, running from 1pm until 10pm with nine hours of nonstop music.
Ralph Lawson’s Basic Vision label today releases the second in a four-part series of limited edition 12” vinyl EPs, ‘Basic Vision 001’. The full series will then be compiled into a 14 track album entitled ‘Back To Basics - Rare Classics’, available from end April 2018. ‘Basic Vision 002’ features more tracks for collectors including the Mood II Swing Border Insanity dub of ‘Flame’ by Crustation. Championed by many DJs including Raresh and Apollonia, this stripped down cut was only found on the b-side of the original release at a low pressing level.
The final musical additions for Arcadia's 10th anniversary festival on the May Day Bank Holiday were recently revealed, with the likes of Matador, Max Cooper, Paul Woolford, Digital Mystikz, DJ Vadim and Norman Jay joining the bill for two shows. Playing across two 360 degree immersive worlds as giant fireballs fly, lightning crackles through the capital and spiders the size of cars crawl across the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the full sonic matrix has sharpened into vivid focus.
Above & Beyond recently announced the full lineup for their Miami Music Week event at the RC Cola Plant on Thursday 22 March. Celebrating the release of their studio album ‘Common Ground’ (debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart), A&B will be joined at the event by Jody Wisternoff b2b Luttrell, ALPHA 9 b2b Spencer Brown, Gabriel & Dresden (celebrating the release of their own studio album ‘The Only Road’) and special guest, Seven Lions. This is Above & Beyond’s third headline event at RC Cola Plant, with previous years apparently quickly selling out.
With 21 years at the forefront of electronic music festivals, Creamfields has just released its line-up for this year’s huge event. It features artists from across the full-spectrum of dance music, all set to make the trip to the fields of Cheshire for another 4-day extravaganza. Taking place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, Creamfields 2018 will see over 300 artists perform across 30 stages over the four days as 70,000 people come together to party.
Luxembourg's Sam Skilz joins forces with one of our favourite vocalists, American Michelle Weeks, on this house track titled 'Release'. Michelle commands the dancefloor with her powerful directive over an uplifting backdrop of jackin' house beats. Also on the package, UK veterans K-Klass add a touch of the old school, injecting a huge hook made up of piano and strings. Cosimo Mele delivers a tech house mix armed with a dark, brooding bass ideal for the small hours.
Larry Heard's life has possibly been characterised by the kind of quiet intensity that will be instantly understandable to anyone who knows his music. From the moment he unwittingly gave the nascent house music scene a shot in the arm with his introspective and dreamlike early tracks, he has delivered music that doesn't shout or demand your attention, yet which aims to speak to the very deepest parts of the human condition, and as such trigger the most passionate and enduring responses in discerning listeners and dancers.
Glitterbox returns to Hï Ibiza on Friday 1 June with DJ Harvey, Groove Armada, Cassius, Dimitri From Paris, Honey Dijon, The 2 Bears, Horse Meat Disco, Nightmares On Wax, Late Nite Tuff Guy and many more set to play across the 17-date run.
Since it dropped last month, Claptone’s new single ‘In the Night’ has been picking up considerable steam, becoming Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune on BBC Radio 1 and notching up a quick 1m Spotify plays. Recently, he teamed up with director Patrick Lawler to create a choreographed night-time vignette set in downtown LA. In three minutes, Claptone dashes around Grand Park in central Los Angeles whilst apparently executing a one-take feat.
Glasgow Summer Sessions returns in 2018, with possibly one of the biggest announcements in the festival’s 5-year history, as Grammy award winning Kendrick Lamar headlines the outdoor festival in Glasgow on Wednesday 29 August 2018. Probably one of the defining hip-hop artists of our generation, he is the first addition to this year’s bill with more artists to be announced.
With anticipation building for the return of the Steel Yard London Weekender, the line-up for the opening show on Saturday 26 May, headlined by Above & Beyond has now dropped in full, as they’re joined by additional artists from the Anjuanbeats label, making for a line-up that aims to blow the roof off the 15,000 capacity structure.
Scottish promoters DF Concerts recently announced the inaugural Edinburgh Summer Sessions music event - a bespoke version of its sister event Glasgow Summer Sessions - which will take place at the Ross Bandstand with the backdrop of Princes Street Gardens this August.
International Music Summit (IMS) today announced details of its annual Dalt Vila event in Ibiza Old Town, the finale of the summit which some regard as the official opening of the Ibiza summer season. Now in its 11th year, IMS Ibiza is a three-day educational and thought leadership platform for the electronic music industry held annually in the dance music capital of the world. For this closing finale IMS has curated possibly one of the most unique line up that Ibiza will witness in 2018, with a backdrop of the sun setting over the historic 2,500-year-old fort and UNESCO World Heritage Site, overlooking Ibiza Old Town and the Mediterranean Sea.
For the past three years, TAKE have hosted the annual Brighton Music Conference after-party, bringing with them an array of past guests including Patrick Topping and Seth Troxler. Headlining this year for the Official 2018 Brighton Music Conference after party is Eats Everything at The Arch.
Pure, the brand behind Pure Garage as well as titles such as Pure Deep House to Pure Bassline, have teamed up with DJ S.K.T, possibly one of the UK’s hottest tech house artists for ‘Pure Tech House’, a 60 track mix through some of the genre’s finest tracks, from the biggest anthems, to exclusive new bangers.