Solomun continues to make a name for himself in dance music circles, largely thanks to his releases, edits and remixes, but also because of Diynamic, the hugely influential label he runs. 2013 sees the hype for him continue to grow where in Ibiza, his Solomun + 1 night at Pacha Ibiza finds him headlining with one hand picked guest playing alongside him.
On Wednesday 17July the Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Foundation team up with two credible names in electronic music, Just Be and Cassy, for their charity boat party setting sail from Ibiza Town at 1pm and returning at 10pm.
Native Canadian, LA-based DJ/producer Sydney Blu has just released her latest mix compilation ‘Change The Game’, featuring 17 tracks and an exclusive debut on Black Hole Recordings. The compilation takes you on a voyage from tech house all the way to the realms of progressive, with tracks from Thomas Shumacher, Mark Knight, Funkagenda, Alex Kenji and more. It also contains an exclusive debut of her new track ‘NYCMIA’, a combination of piano synths and a bassline, as well as other originals and collaborations.
In celebration of his new compilation for Ministry of Sound, Jaguar Skills drops the custom-built ‘Jaguar Skills & His Amazing Friends Vol 2 Game’ which offers a teasing snapshot into what you can expect from his forthcoming compilation.
Dennis Ferrer gets set to drop a deep vocal house monster on London’s Defected Records. Out July 22, it’s the latest in an impressive run of releases and this new one, ‘Mind Ur Step’, sees the very cool DJ/producer team up with Chicago’s Janelle Kroll for what surely will be one of the tracks of the summer.
Timo Mass and Santos introduce their latest signing, Katie Cruel with her ‘City City’ release on their label Rockets and Ponies, embodying the classic and intelligent music ethos that Mass and Santos are so keen to champion.
Clubbing brand Pukka Up recently announced the launch of a DJ competition on its Pukka Up Boat Party Facebook Page with some top prizes. The competition should appeal to aspiring and undiscovered DJs looking for a break and the chance to play at high profile venues
Clandestin kicks off at Space Ibiza this Friday promising a musical project for the chosen with a top line-up of DJs including its main Friday resident, Felix Da Housecat. Felix was born in Chicago, the capital of clandestine and illegal gambling dens, where back street doors were the entrances to the best parties and where underground movement lives without restrictions. This is the spirit that the night wants to recover through the Felix Da Housecat experience on the dark side of electronic music.
Jamie Jones’ Paradise makes its return to Ibiza this summer on Wednesday, July 3. Jamie brings his signature groove, as well as a spectacular new roster of guests including Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Four Tet, Tale of Us and more to DC10 for 13 nights of parties.
In 2014 Bugged Out will celebrate their 20-year anniversary and across the year the brand will be celebrating the significant milestone, starting with what has become their flagship event: the Bugged Out Weekender, this time back where it all began in the North of England. After two successful events in 2012 and 2013, the 2014 Bugged Out Weekender will take place on the new dates of March 7, 8 and 9th at a new location; the Pontins resort in Southport, near Liverpool.
Following his recent set for the Space Ibiza Opening Fiesta, Roger Sanchez recently announced his Ibiza residency for 2013. He’ll play the Space terrace on Mondays for Café Ole, beginning on 1 July and running until 16 September.
This coming July 6, on his home turf of Berlin and in the Renaissance confines of the Zitadelle Spandau, Paul van Dyk will helm the second We Are One event. As We Are One puts in place its final preparations, PvD has gone studio-side with Canadian tech-house/trance producer Arnej to attempt to crown the night with an anthem of large proportions!
Music For Dreams, the electronica label run by Balearic, ambient and techno DJ Kenneth Bager, is bringing ‘chillout’ back to Café Mambo, with a line-up of guest DJs including Denmark’s Kolsch, Peru’s Abe Borgman, Italy’s The Balearic Gabber Sound System, and Ibiza’s own Leo Mas and many more.
Out this week, ‘No Good’, is the latest track from Fedde Le Grand, Sultan + Ned Shepard and has already garnered support from Dada Life, Sander van Doorn, Nicky Romero, R3hab, David Guetta, Axwell, Hardwell, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Alesso, ARTY, Sebastian Ingrosso and many more.
Audio Tonic Records returns today with ‘Only You’ by label co-founder, Raxon, backed with a Balcazar & Sordo Remix. Ahmed Raxon has been bubbling away on the underground circuit for several years now, having worked with many imprints in the industry, namely, ALiVE, Moodmusic, Cecille and Night Drive. Here Raxon returns to his own, Audio Tonic label with more original content, following work from the likes of Kruse & Nuernberg, Ian Pooley, The Revenge and Tom Middleton.
Jack Fell Down is a duo who have had releases and remixes on labels like Home Taping Is Killing Music, Manucci's Mistress and Southern Fried Records. They have moulded deep house grooves with various different moods and here they team up with Stee Downes, a vocalist who has worked with Nicholas on 4Lux and The Lovebirds.
Swiss producer Ripperton releases his new studio album ‘A Little Part Of Shade’ today.The musician’s second full-length album will further deepen his impressive catalogue of work and follow the 2010 ‘Niwa’, seeing his return to Joris Voorn and Edwin Oosterwal’s Amsterdam based Green label.
Diynamic Neon at Sankeys Ibiza recently confirmed their weekly line-ups for 2013. As with last year, label head Solomun will be playing every one of Neon Nights' parties throughout the season with support from the label's stable of acts led by H.O.S.H, who'll also be joining him each week.
Ibiza clubbing stalwart, Danny Whittle, has joined forces with Eden’s new Dutch owner, Michael van de Kuit, to help guide and boost the San Antonio club’s music policy and build Eden as an international brand. As one of the island’s biggest party spaces, with capacity for 5,000 clubbers, Eden has just undergone a complete renovation and refurbishment, all aimed at making the club one of the island’s key destinations.
ID&T recently unveiled its line-up for TomorrowWorld, set to take place on September 27-29th 2013 in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia, USA. Featuring over 300 names from all corners of the electronic music landscape, the line-up is diverse, taking in house, trance, techno, trap, bass, disco and almost everything in between.
With a line-up that already includes acts such as 2ManyDJs and Regina Spektor, British act Faithless recently confirmed they will be performing at this year’s Secret Garden Party which takes place on 25-28 July Nr. Huntingdon, Cambs. Maxi Jazz and Sister Bliss return with an array of dance classics including ‘Insomnia’, ‘God Is A DJ’ and ‘We Come 1’.
Time Warp recently announced the first wave of events for Sonus Festival. Set on Zrce Beach right in the heart of Pag Island, Croatia, festival-goers will be treated to five days and four nights of some of the finest electronic music. Featuring shows from many key DJs and labels, Sonus Festival sets itself across two clubs - Papaya & Kalypso, as well as numerous beach locations and boat parties.
DJ and producer, BT will release his ninth artist album ‘A Song Across Wires’ on Armada Music on August 16, his follow-up to 2010's Grammy-nominated ‘These Hopeful Machines’. As EDM (or dance music for the old skool) has charged full force into the American mainstream, BT has remained a credible artist whose discography spans over two decades with an array of musical styles.
Currently resident at Pacha, Ibiza with his new weekly residency, ‘Wisdom Of The Glove’ Guy Gerber has so far managed to coax artists such as Mathew Jonson, Four Tet and John Talabot deep into his surreal, otherworldly new club night.
Toolroom Records releases 'Toolroom Ibiza Essentials 2013', another top summer compilation release from the London-based label, filled with the latest Toolroom releases, remixes and classic Toolroom hits. The album kicks off with Digitalism's remix of Bloc Party's 'Truth', before moving on to the intricate workings of electro track 'Flip' by Cedric Gervais.
Clinton VanSciver is planning an assault on your dance floors and he kicks it off with his 'Indie Anna Jones EP' on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records, a four-track release that should immediately get your attention and will no doubt be blasting through your speakers.
The secretsundaze x Go Bang! mini-festival on August Bank Holiday possibly embraces a broader musical vision than many other conventional house and techno events. Headlining is Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald present Borderland (live) – a project and collaboration from Detroit pioneer Juan Atkins and one of Germany's most important electronic producers, Moritz Von Oswald.
Martin Solveig recently announced his summer residency for Ibiza 2013. The DJ/producer will be bringing his inaugural ‘Martin Solveig and Friends’ night to Pacha in Ibiza Town, still regarded as one of the most glamorous clubs in the world.
Thump recently released an exclusive documentary on the making of Pretty Lights’ latest album, ‘A Color Map Of The Sun’. The film is an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at possibly one of the most unique musicians in the electronic realm as he creates his upcoming album, which will self-release on July 2.
franskild is a collaboration between two Denmark based Swedes - Love Ojensa and Tim Söderström, a duo strongly influenced by the blissful sounds and magnificence of early-80s house tunes, mixed with early-90s breakbeat amongst other styles.
Since its inception in the summer of 2010, Geisha has hosted parties in London and Ibiza and now for 2013 they continue to grow with their female driven parties at different venues across the UK and Europe.
Marquee Las Vegas’ lineup of music programming for Electric Daisy Carnival Week 2013 kicks off tonight and goes right through until Monday June 24. The dayclub and nightclub destinations boast an eclectic array of some of the world's finest dance music DJs and producers for what will be a rammed week in the City of Sin.
Hardwell returns today with 'Three Triangles (Losing My Religion)’, released on Toolroom Records. ‘Three Triangles’ is already a club anthem in its own right and now gets an extra dimension with REM’s classic ‘Losing My Religion’ lyrics added.
After their return last month, Jellybean Soul unleash '7th Wonder' from US house music DJ/producer Roland Clark. Featuring the vocals of Dawn McClain, '7th Wonder' is a soulful groove armed with an infectious sax hook with a vibe planted in the underground camp.
16-year-old Canadian Rob Naylor will release his first signed track, 'Yes', through Garuda Music on July 1. Originally featured on ‘The Sound of Garuda Chapter 3’, mixed by Ben Gold, the track is a fast tempo banger with a dirty bassline that builds on itself, increasing in energy as it flows. With a melody and several electric moments that pull you in, Rob kicks off his career with a biggie.
Recently Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub in Las Vegas played host to a fans’ participation event. Using the Vyclone smart phone app, Arty invited the daytime partygoers to capture his track, ‘Together We Are’, from all angles around the venue.
Toolroom Records released ‘Soul Of A DJ’ this week, a collaboration between Chus, Boris and Roland Clark. Included in the release, Tony Dee and Hollen provide a remix crafted for the darker side of dance floors.
Kris Menace releases his first live album this month – Electric Horizon Live In Barcelona - which was recorded in Spain at the Razzmatazz Clubs in Barcelona. The sold out show marked the release of the 'Electric Horizon' album and featured an exclusive live rendition of his debut single 'Discopolis'.
Richard Durand is back to present his fourth personal installment of ‘In Search Of Sunrise’. Having previously tracked daybreaks in South Africa and India, with his 2012 Australian edition he shook up the ‘Sunrise’ system, sharing its mix duties for the first time. Now, for its 11th excursion, Richard dusk-till-dawns in Las Vegas, where he’s recruited Hungary’s Myon & Shane 54 to the compilation.
Mallorca, Spain based imprint, Sub_Urban, drops its third release today, with Gaol’s ‘Get In To’ EP. Sub_Urban kicked things off in 2012 with Guri’s ‘Freedom’ EP, picking up support from the likes of MANIK, Ekkohaus, Andre Crom and Tom Budden. Here the label moves forward in 2013 with a release from Gaol, an emerging name on scene and producer of deep, emotive house music.
Last Sunday saw We Love... open their doors for the first time this season with Carl Craig, James Zabiela, Henrik Schwarz LIVE, Joy Orbison vs Ben UFO, Midland Vs Paul Woolford and Bicep the main players throughout the night, which also saw a top performance by Krafty Kutz and A Skills for the 2013 debut of After Dark.
Defected In The House in association with Bomba Events joins Carnival Cities to host two Saturday night parties in LAB at Sankeys this month. After three weeks of free workers’ parties in the Savannah Back Room, Bomba Events and Defected recently announced two Saturday night Defected In The House parties at Sankeys Ibiza with Carnival Cities on 15 and 22 June.
This is something of a bitter sweet release for Superfreq as it is the last single ever to be released by duo Motorcitysoul aka Matthias Vogt and Christian "C-Rock" Rindermann, who in late 2012 decided to end their mutual work after a decade long partnership. This single came about because some months ago Texan Brett Johnson visited the German pair and was based in Christian’s studio in Hanau as he played gigs in Frankfurt, Berlin and Mannheim.
Twenty-year old Lucas Nord is a rising star within the Swedish house music scene. Already achieving great success in 2012 in his native land for his first two solo singles ‘Let us Stay Young’ featuring Urban Cone and ‘Close To You’ featuring And Then, Lucas has also made an impression with his remixes for acts such as Adrian Lux, Loreen and Rasmus Faber and is currently on the dials for Crystal Fighters.
Robert Babicz releases ‘The Owl And The Butterfly’ on Systematic Recordings this month, the final in the artist’s trilogy for the label. It’s an album driven by Babciz’s own deep connection, or ‘oneness’ with nature he experienced during walks through the Königsforest near his home in Cologne.
The 2020 Vision imprint drops more fresh house cuts this June, with the ‘Boxer’ EP by Quell, comprising four original up-tempo workouts. Berlin based Quell aka Nikolaos Raptis, is a relatively new name to the house scene, but the up and comer has been striking chords as of late with releases for the likes of Kolour, Tsuba and Ibadan. Raptis grew up on a diet of indie and rock whilst living in London, but caught the electronic music bug at the tail end of the ‘90s house explosion.
Tala returns on his Doble Ciic Music imprint with a new single backed with remixes from Third World Orchestra and Tilman. Tala is one of a new breed of South American DJ/producers who seem to be making a mark in the world of electronic music. Releasing for labels such as Leftroom and Depto he has built a strong following that now carries across to his own label Doble Clic that he runs from his base in Cordoba, Argentina.
Nick Woolfson makes a return under his AKRA guise to his fledgling Teng imprint this June, with ‘TunnelVision’, backed with remixes from Matthias Vogt and Iron Curtis. Teng Records was launched by Nick Woolfson, one half of the electronic outfit, Mock & Toof, in 2012 as a platform for Nick to release a newly formed house and techno sound under the AKRA alias.
Looking for a little stress relief? Well, check out the Soundcloud below of the forthcoming ‘Armada Lounge Volume 6’, which is out July 7. Like the previous releases in the series, the playlist is geared for absolute relaxation and musical bliss, inviting you to relax your mind, sit back and enjoy its down-tempo musical playlist.
After a successful run of two sold out dates at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in October 2012, Netherlands based ID&T, in conjunction with Goldenvoice, recently announced the inaugural Sensation U.S. tour.
The first fruits of Tensnake’s forthcoming album have started to drop, with the slinky, Prince-esque '58BPM' feat. Fiora, coming out this week as a limited edition 12" vinyl.
Chris and Steve Martinez, aka The Martinez Brothers, two young men from the Bronx raised on their father's love of the Paradise Garage, launched a long-overdue event series in March this year. Inspired by the creative synergies of their hometown, the first party launched in their native New York and was, as expected, the perfect place to get loose. Now on Sunday June 16 they bring the second installment of Mad Beats & Crazy Styles to Barcelona.
DJ and producer Tiësto recently announced the release of his new mix album which is inspired by Stockholm, ‘Club Life – Vol 3 Stockholm’, via his own record label, Musical Freedom. Released on June 25, this latest edition follows 2012’s ‘Club Life – Vol 2 Miami’, which peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.
On the back of the revival of the seminal 'Want Love', Hysteric Ego begins to reveal the first cards of his hand for the 2013 summer season. The rejuvenated classic with Crazibiza and Jerome Robins is still in at the top end of the Beatport House charts, but work on something fresh for this year is already well underway behind the scenes. In a creative switch-up to compliment the imminent summer months ahead - Hysteric Ego is formulating a movement that’s aimed to turn heads in the underground with a new range of deep house creations.
Sven Väth and Ricardo Villalobos launch Cocoon Ibiza at Amnesia this Monday June 10. They will be supported by Sascha Dive and Dorian Paic, with two very special live acts - on the main floor, it’s Guy Gerber and on the terrace, Cocoon's promising newcomer Julien Bracht, who will make his Ibiza debut.
Boys Noize (Alexander Ridha ), last week announced his brand new EP ‘Go Hard’ which includes a range from classic rave, techno, rap to disco/house and acid. Boysnoize Records (BNR) was founded by Boys Noize in 2005 in order to retain his full artistic freedom while releasing his own music under Boys Noize as well as under different monikers.
The 12th instalment of Toolroom’s Selector Series comes courtesy of Ant Brooks. Since bursting on to the scene three years ago with his debut release, ‘Shuffle’, Brooks has made an impact on the global house and techno stage, becoming a popular DJ within the scene.
On the back of a good start to 2013 Dada Life release another track from their album, ‘The Rules Of Dada’. Out now, ‘Boing Clash Boom’ is the next offering, complete with a host of remixes that the Swedes have personally signed off on. These come in the form of Bingo Players, Pierce Fulton and Major Lazer (AKA Diplo), who have been selected to provide their interpretation of the track.
Laidback Luke has announced the launch of the new Mixmash Records radio show. The weekly show launched on June 1 and is a re-incarnation of the Super You&Me show, and kicks off with a new podcast and will be aired on a host of stations internationally with more to be announced soon.
‘Defected Presents Loco Dice In The House’ is possibly one of the explosive dance music compilations of the year. Featuring tracks and remixes from artists such as Kyle Hall, Skudge, Glimpse, Diplo, Marcel Dettmann and Dice himself as well as a hand-picked selection of unreleased Desolat exclusives, this is a top release from one of the scene’s main players.
Voted one of the top six best clubs in the world according to DJ Magazine and known for its cross genre line-ups in association with some of the biggest brands in club land, BCM recently revealed its plans for another season of summer fun in Mallorca.
Goldfish, the live electronic duo from South Africa, unveiled their new animated video for 'One Million Views', the second single from their upcoming album 'Three Second Memory'. The video has been in production for nearly six months due to the detailed animation work of long time Fishie's collaborator Mike Scott and gives a cheeky, satirized look at DJ culture today.
Kitsuné Club Night is back in London at the Village Underground on June 22, where you can dance to the sounds of Gildas, who’s proved his musical sensitivity many times through his remixes and DJ sets or through his sense for new talents that he contributed launching through Kitsuné.
June sees Yousef once again curate his Circus event deep in the heart of London's vibrant underground house and techno scene at EGG. Joining him will be Parisian based Paul Ritch, who’s already forging a solid reputation by releasing tracks and remixes on labels such as Get Physical, Quartz records, The Great Wall, Sci+Tec, Drumcode and Cocoon, whilst DJing at some of the most influential clubs and events globally including Rex Club, Paris, Melkweg, Amsterdam, Pressure @ The Arches, Scotland, and Womb, Japan.
Singer-songwriter Julie Thompson and Finnish duo Super8 & Tab recentny announced that their collaboration 'Your Secret's Safe' will be released through Magik Muzik on June 17. Debuted at ASOT 600 in Kuala Lumpur, 'Your Secret's Safe' is the lead single off Julie’s sophomore album, ‘Eye Of The Storm’.