Last week saw Dennis Ferrer’s Objektivity imprint release a new two-tracker, in the form of remixes of Ane Brun’s ‘To Let Myself Go’ from Dennis Ferrer and André Hommen. The EP showcases a tug of war between ethereal and electronic and with Dennis Ferrer providing a measured pace and André a driving bassline, Ane’s soul-drenched vocals ring out across this EP, forging a sonic landscape.
Moda Black is back with a new EP from Alexis Raphael. On 'Shutdown' Raphael serves up two tracks that continue in the tradition he has already established in the early part of his career. He is part of London's new breed of electronic music acts and earned his stripes across the pirate radio stations of North and East London during the late '90s and early '00s, going on to hold residencies at clubs such as The Cross and Bagley's.
Magna Carta recently revealed their Saturday line-ups for their forthcoming season at Sankeys in Ibiza. The London night has hosted at the club before and representing them this summer will be the likes of Moon Harbour’s East End Dubs, Spaniard Ramon Tapia and the UK’s One Records’ regular Jordan Peak.
The second in Ministry Of Sound’s ‘Inspired’ compilation series comes from Australian DJ/producer duo NERVO. Having first established their credentials writing hit records for the likes of Armin van Buuren, Ke$ha and even Kylie Minogue, as well as writing David Guetta & Kelly Rowland’s Grammy award-winning single ‘When Love Takes Over’, NERVO now aim to try and position themselves as one of the most exciting dance music acts in the world.
Hot off an album release week (#1 iTunes Electronic Album) bookended by two successful Coachella performances and rave Quack reviews, Duck Sauce continue their streak of alternative music videos with a clip for new single ‘NRG’.
On Friday 02 May Defected In The House joins forces with Mixmag Live for the first party of the Defected15 Club Tour at London’s Oval Space. Performing on the night will be Noir, Osunlade, Chasing Kurt (Live), Simon Dunmore, Copyright, Sam Divine and Sonny Fodera. In addition, it was recently announced that Guti will also be making a guest appearance to perform his celebrated live show.
There’s just under three months to go until Germany’s Melt! Festival takes over Ferropolis from 18to 20 July, bringing together music lovers from all over the world with an abundance of beats and bass. Acts including Portishead, Robyn & Röyksopp Do It Again 2014, Moderat, Jagwar Ma, Little Dragon Metronomy and many more have already been confirmed.
Paul van Dyk recently announced the first round of DJs joining him in the surrounds of Berlin’s famous Zitadelle Spandau for the third We Are One Festival. With just under four months to go, last year’s festival drew a capacity crowd of electronic music lovers from all corners of Europe and far beyond.
With the recent Phase 2 additions to the Ultra Europe 2014 line up getting dance fans excited for the second edition of the festival in Split, Croatia this July, UMF TV recently released a new video to increase the hype for the forthcoming festival.
It’s been a fast rise for Sick Individuals. With two Beatport No1s secured in as many months last year, Jim and Ray have continued with new tracks into 2014, including the just released, ‘Rock & Rave’, which is out now on Ultra Records. Premiered on the YouTube channel Proximity, the track has already clocked up over 100,000 views in the space of a week.