The recent string of releases of Armada Music regulars Niiko x SWAE finds the LA duo’s sound with possible crossover potential, and their latest vocal piece, ‘Typical Love’, is an example of that. Pushing the instrumental into the back seat to let its lyrical message take centre stage, the track is a pop/club track that aims to tell an insightful story.
Pioneer’s industry-leading CDJ multi-player range is about to become even more desirable, with the introduction of new colour versions of the CDJ-850 and CDJ-350. The new solid black CDJ-850-K and the metallic silver CDJ-350-S match any interior, making them ideal for playing at home and at parties.
Broken Records have announced the second installment of Jesse Saunders’ Old Skool New Skool compilation series. The Originator is back again, this time to take you on a musical journey through the Old and the New! Known as the "Originator" of House music, Jesse Saunders wrote, produced, performed and mixed the world's very first house record ‘On And On’ on his upstart record label Jes Say Records out of Chicago in 1984.
Southport Weekender Festival is about to celebrate its 25th anniversary event in May 2012 (already sold out!) and what better way to get everyone in the mood than to unleash the highly anticipated, brand new edition of their acclaimed compilation series! ‘Southport Weekender Volume 9’ sees festival favourites Mr Scruff make a welcome return along with Brooklyn’s DJ Spinna, who makes his debut appearance on this fantastic series. Over two CDs, these two genre-hopping mixmasters dish up an eclectic variety of soulful party grooves spanning soul, funk, leftfield, house, pop, hip-hop, northern soul and everything in between! The Southport party starts right here with over 47 classic, hard to find gems and contemporary soulful floor fillers to enjoy!
Steve Lawler has always remained all about the music, consistently evident as he presents his new single ‘Audition’; his first release since last year’s tightly knit vocal hit ‘Gimme Some More’, a track that equally manages to squeeze every last echo of soul from a rough offering of percussion.
Electronic super-star Deadmau5 will be taking over the London Southbank tonight (Monday November 28) to celebrate the launch of Nokia's new Lumia phone. This event will be streamed live on Nokia's Facebook page and Microsoft portals, powered by http://www.be-at.tv.
Since the release of their second artist album "Group Therapy" ("the biggest artist album of the year 5*.” Mixmag), Above & Beyond have toured the stadiums and concert halls of the world - creating an electric vibe wherever they go. For 2012, the globe-trotting Above & Beyond will embark on their biggest UK tour to date kicking off at London’s most prestigious concert venue Brixton’s O2 Academy on Saturday 7th April 2012 followed by performances in Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle and Glasgow - bringing the full Group Therapy production with them.
Canadian imprint Roots & Wings Music delivers its 2011 parting shot with a good old two tracker from Philip Arruda entitled ʻFeels Like Spaceʼ and backed with a remix from The Junkies. With the dust barely settling on Matt Star, Candy Csonka and James Teejʼs ʻSoftlyʼrelease, Roots & Wings Music are on a roll in terms of support and itʼs a label that is continually growing in stature.
The Brand New Heavies, one of the most successful and enduring acts of the acid jazz scene, are celebrating their milestone 20th anniversary with two shows at Under the Bridge, London on December 13th and 14th. These performances will coincide with the release of The Best Of 20 Years, a two CD compilation documenting the band’s career to date.
My Favorite Robot Records injects its latest Stimulus package direct into the musical main vein. Over the last three years, whilst economic leaders and bank governors have struggled to get to grips with the unfolding fiscal challenges that have arisen globally, a trio of Canadian robots has been tirelessly working on their own form of quantitative easing. Since early 2009 James Teej, Jared Simms & Voytek Korab, collectively known as My Favorite Robot, have been releasing collected works from some of the hottest producers around on their eponymously titled label.
Seattle-based songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and film composer, Anomie Belle, releases her new EP, Machine, on December 5th, featuring collaborations with members of the Sneaker Pimps, Mr Lif, and Big Spider’s Back. Many have already heralded Belle’s music as a soundtrack for the Occupy movement, and once again her potent music speaks out against the Machine.
Birmingham’s Tom Flynn mixes the new Strictly Rhythm compilation and comes with a fistful of credentials – not only has he graced the likes of labels like Dirtybird, Size and Deadfish with his productions, Pete Tong gave him Best Break Through Producer of 2010 and named his track ‘Bianca’ as Essential New Tune. Let loose on Strictly’s vast and varied collection of tracks, Flynn follows previous Strictly Rhythms selectors Michel Cleis, Charles Webster and Radio Slaves in fine style, choosing a session of lesser-known gems and underground goodies augmented by a clutch of his own edits plus a brand new Tom Flynn production in Opera House.
The second in the series of Subliminal Remixed features six brand new remixes of classic and recent club hits from the Subliminal Records catalogue. Erick Morillo feat Audio Bullys 'Break Down The Doors' (Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike 'Deep Down Dirty' 2011 Mix). A fully dirty reinterpretation that gives Erick and the Bully's classic a new swagger. Massive drops and plenty of stomp, with the vocal sounding as good as ever.
Steaming ahead with release number eight and the first track to feature on upcoming label mix album, ‘Dirty Weekend’, the Grand Hotel back catalogue receives yet another welcome addition with Plump DJs’ latest offering, ‘Gobbstopper’. An almighty bass-laden hybrid, this dirt disco anthem will turn up the heat with its winter release. The record inspired by a summer of kick ass festival sets for Andy and Lee was first played on the Pagoda Stage at SGP, and following an immediate and unprecedented reaction ‘Gobbstopper’ is now a must play in every set.
Enjoying a constant critical high and a never ending creative peak, Paul Weller continues to push the boundaries when he releases his new album ‘Sonik Kicks’ on March 26th 2012. The follow up to the Mercury Music Award nominated ‘Wake Up The Nation’, this is Paul’s 11th solo album and like each of his solo albums, it's his best yet. ‘Sonik Kicks’ features appearances from the likes of Noel Gallagher and Graham Coxon. ‘Sonik Kicks’ reveals Paul Weller once again shaking up his palate and stirring his influences anew, mixing pop art punch with soulful communication, jazzy explorations into psychedelia and dub with razor-sharp melodies, abstract soundscapes with clear-eyed forest-folk.
‘I-Robots Present: We Are Opilec...!’ is a double CD project from Italy’s Opilec Music released to showcase some of the forthcoming music from an imprint that is joyfully contaminated by krautrock, electro, house, techno and disco. A fascinating release which takes in tracks and remixes from Giorgio Moroder, San Francisco' synth punk act The Units, Swiss electronic pioneers Schaltkreis Wassermann, Orlando Voorn, Nemesi and No More Klein & Mbo and of course Opilec Music artists I- Robots; ʻI-Robot Present: We Are Opilec...!ʼis a varied and rare insight into some of electronic music’s true innovators.
Sven Väth mixes the universal hits and hidden gems of this year´s club music into a 160-minute trip into the ‘now’ of electronic music. The 12th volume of Väth´s ‘Sound of the Season’ series is a unique listening experience for electronic music aficionadas and innocent bystanders alike. 2011 has arguably been the biggest year to date for Sven Väth and his globally respected Cocoon empire. A world tour celebrating 30 years as a DJ, a massive season at Amnesia under the ‘Cocoon Heroes’ banner and a string of exceptionally good compilation albums, artist albums and singles have all led to this, the 12th edition of Väth’s ‘Sound of the Season’ compilation.
World-renowned Urban fashion brand Bench has teamed up with Canada’s incredible Igloofest to offer aspiring DJs everywhere a money-can’t-buy prize. Set in the sub-zero centre of Old Montreal, some of the biggest stars in underground electronic music will hit Canada's dance music capital for Igloofest 2012, one of the most exciting and unique music events in the world.
Richie Hawtin will wrap up his iconic Plastikman Live 1.5 UK Tour with an aftershow party at The Arches following the sold out Glasgow Barrowlands show on Saturday 3rd December. In addition to support from Magda, Gaiser presents Void andAmbivalent, Richie Hawtin will close out the Manchester Academy show on Thursday 1st December with an exclusive 60 minute DJ set in addition to his earlier Plastikman live performance.
Hypercolour imprint deliver ‘Don’t Put Me in Your Box’ EP from the talented Maya Jane Coles this winter. Featuring four new original cuts and artwork created by the multi-faceted producer, the EP marks the final 12” release before her album project takes hold in 2012. The attention on Maya Jane Coles throughout 2011 has been about as intense as it gets and for good reason. Her productions - written, produced, engineered and voiced by the young artist herself - have won respect and support from peers, punters and press alike, whether it’s producing house, bass music as Nocturnal Sunshine or electronica alongside Lena Cullen as She is Danger.
Desolat co-founder Loco Dice today announced he will be touring the US in December, in conjunction with the release of the third annual Desolat Christmas Sampler, out on Desolat Dec 12, 2011. Loco Dice will kick off his tour in Detroit on December 1 and conclude in Los Angeles on December 17.
Adrian Lux is back with the first set of remixes for his latest smash ‘Alive’ featuring English electro pop band The Good Natured. While Adrian’s original version of ‘Alive’ is a marriage of pop and the dance floor, these fresh new remixes are all about those peak time moments in a club.
‘We Are Planet Perfecto’ is the first in a new compilation series from dance pioneer Paul Oakenfold that reflects the diverse, non genre-conforming sounds that have given him the legendary status he holds today.
Iconic rock ‘n’ roll brand, Marshall, have announced that the Marshall Major and Marshall Minor headphones are now available in white. The classic black models have been a huge success since their launch one year ago, inspiring this addition to the range. The new Marshall models create an immediate impact with a dazzling white look.
The Brothers label reveal the second remix installment from their exciting back catalogue overhaul of top German house production duo Knee Deep - a transformation into a brand new selection of singles which will later be released as a full compilation in the new year. Each song will be remixed by a well-known artist in the house music scene including the likes of Bobby D'Ambrosio, Louis Benedetti, Aaron Ross, Kort and The Brothers themselves among others! Following the 2007 Latin club smash ‘Me Kumba’ makeover from Kort and The Brothers last month, the next single to receive a musical nip n’ tuck is the vocal club smash ‘Mysterious’ ft Shena. Providing a selection of magical soulful house mixes are US house legend Bobby D’Ambrosio and cool Swiss DJ/ producer, Mirco Esposito.
Paul van Dyk will be presenting his Winter Vandit night on Saturday 17 December at the Kesselhaus Club in Berlin. With support from neo-trance duo Kyau & Albert and electro house sensation Austin Leeds, this promises to be an amazing night for local Berliners and many more from further afield.
Two of the most talked about artists in EDM, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, recently announced their new US tour dates. Their extensive worldwide tours have apparently left a wake of screaming girls and a fanbase that seems to grow exponentially. The duo are already a sensation across the globe, playing to sold out arenas and super clubs each week.
Dave Spritz releases his new track 'Keep Movin'' on the 10th November, complete with some very heavyweight mixes from Jorgensen, Rosie Romero & Ian Round and Dave's own Outta Control mix.
Bedrock releases the debut artist album from rising Greek star Stelios Vassiloudis, titled “It Is What It Is”. Presented over two discs, the album commences with a beautiful cinematic soundscape on CD1, whereas CD2 allows Stelios to showcase his club sound, which develops from laidback deep house grooves right through to a more intense techier acidic vibe.
SocietePerrier.com, a recently launched global nightlife website, announced a new partnership with Nervous Records — one of the most influential dance music labels currently celebrating its 20th anniversary — in presenting a series of hot New York City events at Cielo throughout the months of November and December. First, on November 8 it’s Crazy P performing live in support of their new studio album, When We On. Then on November 22 Parisian DJ/producer Norman Doray hits the town in support of his new Strictly Rhythm release, Strictly Ibiza To Amsterdam. On December 6, Junior Sanchez and Gina take to Cielo’s decks before Cristian Arango soundtracks a pre-holiday celebration on December 20.
Fierce Angel return with a new release for Nov 2011 as the label celebrates five years in business with new partner, Strictly Rhythm. The new relationship continues with the new release 'Deeply Fierce'. The label has already established itself within dance music with over 20 compilations and over 25 artist EPs. Its radio show is now broadcast on over 25 stations worldwide and branded club nights take place at various location in the UK and around the world.