DJing and producing for about as long as the King Street label has been putting out records, Parisian deep house DJ Yass has seen more than his fair share of releases on Defected, D:vision, Purple Music, Kerri Chandler's label, DJ Spen's Quantize Recordings, and many others. He has also done a couple of originals and remixes for King Street, which you'll find on this 18-song soulful house Journey comp.
A Wing, the electronic music event which transformed the former prison nestled in Lancaster Castle, makes its return to the prison in February 2015. Clubbers will get their next fix in
the castle on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 February with an evening hosted by possibly one of the most infamous clubbing brands in the country.
BH Mallorca is a brand new hotel coming to Mallorca, with plans to be an all in one party solution that offers outdoor dance music events, plenty of water park based fun and lots of luxurious rooms in which groups of friends can spend entire weeks in. And, as well as lots of nighttime activities, there will be plenty to do during the day at the venue.
Anjunadeep starts the New Year with two originals from Ashworth for his ‘Rebound / Whatever Weather’ EP out on 19 January 2015. Anjunadeep builds on its back catalogue that stretches over two hundred releases and features a multitude of talent with names such as Dusky, Vincenzo, Eli & Fur, Tom Middleton and Kahwe all appearing.
The next EP on Danse Club Records comes from the brotherly pair behind the label, Brodanse, and will land just ahead of them returning to Fabric for a second set in the New Year. This new EP features vocalist Elli, who has previously worked with artists such as Dub Taylor and Geddes. The release will be complimented by a remix competition, starting the day after release, with the winner’s mix getting an official release on the label later in the spring.
Welsh vocalist Rachel K Collier offers up a free download of her bootleg of Drake's 'Hold On, We're Going Home’. The accomplished singer/songwriter shows off her production skills by delivering this downtempo house rework filled with atmospheric synths and light percussion - topped off with her smooth signature vocals. This is nice.
Armand Van Helden presents the next instalment of Ministry of Sound’s ‘Masterpiece’ series, available from 15 February. The ‘Masterpiece’ series is a concept fronted by high profile DJs an is an opportunity for the artist to curate a three disc musical journey that depicts their own influences and inspirations to share with their fans. Previous versions have came from Goldie, David Rodigan, Andrew Weatherall, Fabio & Grooverider and Gilles Peterson.
Hardwell recently released the next track from his debut artist album, ‘United We Are’, entitled ‘Don’t Stop The Madness’ with W&W and Fatman Scoop. The track originally premiered at Tomorrowland back in 2013, and now finally gets its release on Revealed Recordings.
Arty opens a window into his past by releasing a song he started years ago as a free download - ‘Night Like This’. The first Insomniac/Interscope records signee has put a hold on working on the finishing touches of his debut album to apparently give away this track as a thank you to his fans for all of the support over the years. The track has only seen the light of day in Arty's sets but now it is available for all.
After the success of ‘Rhymes’, Hannah Wants and Chris Lorenzo’s dance floor track now has video accompaniment in the shape of a retro-styled homage to the ‘70s, a provocative tongue-in-cheek visual, directed by London-based Ivana Bobic. Featuring on Annie Mac’s AMP 2014 compilation and championed by the lady herself, ‘Rhymes’ has possibly become one of the biggest club track’s of the year since its release, having garnered over 700,000 plays on Soundcloud in the last month alone.
Returning to Cadenza Records after two previous singles (‘The Motorglider’ EP and ‘Precursors’ EP), Eduardo De La Calle drops ‘The Methodical Machines EP’ this December on Luciano’s imprint. Across two pieces of vinyl, and five tracks, Eduardo flexes his sound design of minimal and soulful grooves.
Steve Aoki recently announced that he is returning to North America for his biggest tour yet this coming winter. Dim Mak Presents Steve Aoki’s Neon Future Experience will launch 13 February in Austin. Joining him on the tour are support acts Headhunterz and Caked Up, plus many more to be announced.
Vitalik Recordings pulls together the likes of Mark Henning & j u g, Appleblim, Frankline De Costa and more with remixes from Gerd, Ehtly & Luv Jam for its ‘Vitalik A Retrospective Of One’ compilation this December. Ryan O Gorman and Henry Rumour set up Vitalik Recordings back in 2009 with a plan to translate the ethos and aesthetic of the parties Ryan had run in Ibiza under the same name with partner Joe Upton.
An ambassador for real house music and leading light in Toolroom's #RESET campaign, Weiss marks the culmination of a big year with the release of ‘City Life’, a collection of his finest productions and remixes to date.
King Street Sounds brings you five hot remixes of the iconic anthem ‘Most Precious Love’ from Blaze presents UDAUFL feat. Barbara Tucker!
On Saturday 4 April, Defected In The House heads to Manchester for The Warehouse Project offshoot series Transmission, where the legendary Masters At Work will perform a very special headline set. Transmission is a new series of events kicking off in Manchester in 2015, with The Warehouse Project, Trof, Drop the Mustard, Metropolis, Chibuku and more coming together to host four months of parties at one of the city's most unique venues.
To celebrate the release of their new single and kick off the festive season
Gorgon City have recorded a Go All Night mix. Gorgon City recently performed their new single with Jennifer Hudson on Alan Carr's Chatty Man. The trio also graced BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge for a live performance of 'Go All Night’.
Dyro is letting clubbers into his inner sanctum for a Boxing Day celebration. 2014 has been his biggest year to date and he wants to thank his followers for their loyal support by offering two clubbers the chance to fly out to Las Vegas and join him for his Boxing Day show at ‘Light’ Las Vegas. The prize also includes a room for two in a Vegas hotel and dinner with Dyro ahead of the show.
Cream Superclub Classics brings together 34 anthems over two mixes, taken from the halcyon days of the superclub era of the ‘90s and ‘00s. Fans of the clubbing brand should need no introduction to the artists on show on the compilation; from The Chemical Brothers to K-Klass, all corners of clubland look to be represented.
Now resident in Berlin, Australian DJ/producer Emerson Todd has found favour with labels like Saved, Upon.You and Apparel. Now, he turns out the 17th release for Danse Club Records, which features one original cut plus remixes from Sascha Dive, label heads Brodanse and Nathan Barato.
On 19 and 20 December Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike will take over Antwerp’s Sportpaleis Antwerpen, as the #2 DJs in the world launch the first step in their first official world tour - ‘Bringing The World The Madness’. As part of the occasion Dimitri and Mike have teamed up with Hello Bank to bring the show directly to those clubbers that weren’t able to get tickets for this double run of opening events.
Desolat recently announced the release of their annual X- sampler. Due for release in January 2015 this latest addition once again provides a glimpse of the new sounds to expect from the label in 2015. This year has been another successful year for the Desolat camp whose impressive release schedule included tracks from the likes of Tiger Stripes, Traumer, Butch, Daniel Melingo, Pulshar, Robert Dietz and more over the past 12 months.
Rockstar Games recently released a new trailer for the four-player co-op mode for Grand Theft Auto Online that allows players to plan, prepare and execute multi-tiered Heists across Los Santos and Blaine County.
Australian producer LO’99 has been doing well this year. 2014 saw remixes under his belt for Sweat It Out and CRNKN, which has gained over 150,000 Soundcloud plays, and his profile looks set to rise even further with his forthcoming Kaskade remix.
Yoshitoshi marks its 20th anniversary with celebratory remix packages of some of its most iconic tracks. Already riding high in the Beatport charts with the success of the Uto Karem and Robosonic mixes of Eddie Amador’s ‘House Music’, the latter of which has spent the past month in the overall top 5, the label now plans a one, two punch with the follow-up: Alcatraz’ seminal ‘Giv Me Luv’
Hauswerks ‘Why You Tellin’ Me’ EP was released this week via Jaymo & Andy George's Moda Black, comprising three original tracks from the man himself. Hauswerks, one of Moda Black’s rising stars, returns to the label with possibly one of his most dynamic releases to date.
Released in the summer of 2014, Guti’s ‘Rompecorazones’ saw possibly one of the brightest, most creative stars of the electronic underground going back to his musical acoustic roots. Incorporating elements from a vast array of disparate styles, the end result challenged listener’s preconceptions of Guti.
The HEY! label returns to round off the year with a new release from the chief himself together with Rauwkost. This hook up between DJ/producer, Michel de Hey, and Amsterdam’s Rauwkost, is a productive collaboration.
Estiva returns to Enhanced Recordings with another trademark energetic injection of delicate melodies and vocals. This time serving up latest track, 'Let It Go', the Dutch producer
adds another big room track to his repertoire.
For Kaskade and John Dahlbäck, five years of mutual admiration and intent to collaborate weren’t enough to overcome their hectic schedules; and their new collaboration, ‘A Little More’, was the catalyst to get them together. Exchanging rough cuts of song ideas, it was the quality of guest vocalist Sansa’s voice that apparently sealed the deal.
Ahead of Paul van Dyk’s forthcoming ‘Politics Of Dancing 3’, this first time production link-up sees Paul collaborating with Aly & Fila, bringing in the vocals of Sue McLaren
for the track, ‘Guardian’.
Following the success of last year’s Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival in Glasgow, The Electric Frog and Pressure have joined forces once again announcing the first batch of artists confirmed to play The Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival 2015. Acts including Ricardo Villalobos, Sven Väth, Siriusmodeselektor (live), Popof, Slam and Optimo will play the event, with many more to be announced in the coming weeks.
Dutch DJ/producer Nicky Romero has released his new single ‘Feet On The Ground’ with Anouk, his debut solo single for Casablanca Records. A remix bundle featuring new mixes from Arno Cost, GusGus, and more arrives this Monday 15 December. Fuelled by propulsive drums, artful production and a powerful refrain, the track is already proving popular, with SiriusXM's BPM giving it regular rotation.
Defected Records recently revealed their new video, 15 Years In The House, their definitive video guide to their 15th anniversary and a huge year in house music for the brand.
EDX recently announced his Dubai Skyline Remix of Nora En Pure & Sons of Maria's single, ‘Uruguay’, due out on Monday 29 December via Enormous Tunes. Capping off a big year including several Beatport chart-toppers, apparent sold-out dates on his Progression of Sound U.S. Takeover Tour, and much more, EDX gets set for 2015 with his last production of the year.
'Cycles’ is Max Graham's yearly snapshot of his own musical journey, a collection representing the natural progression in his taste. As always with the album, elements of melody shine through this mixed compilation, like Graham's own ‘Redemption’ and his remix of Solid Stone and Jennifer Rene's vocal tune ‘Not Enough’.
After serving up some original tracks from Obrotka, Abstract Music now enlists the services of Nikola Gala and Jay Bliss to rework one of his cuts. Obrotka has been active since the ‘90s, has apparently played almost every decent club in the world and because of his discography taking in labels like Deeper Digital, Abstract Music and Wasabi is possibly a revered part of the global dance community.
In 2015 BigCityBeats will once again transform the Commerzbank Arena into the ‘biggest club in the world’, running for three full days. On 5-7 June 2015 a gigantic ½-million-m² dance-floor complex will once again be assembled in the city of Frankfurt, Germany. The first two artists booked to play at the 2015 World Club Dome festival, as opening and closing acts, were recently revealed as Avicii and David Guetta.
Avicii, The Prodigy, Afrojack, Fatboy Slim and Knife Party top the bill alongside a host of other big names for possibly Southeast Asia’s largest music festival, Future Music Festival Asia 2015, which will be held at the Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore from 13-14 March 2015. The festival will take over the 140,000 square-meter exhibition centre with an estimated 50,000 fans expected to converge over the two-days.
Oliver Heldens recently released his new single, ‘Last All Night (Koala)’ with KStewart, on iTunes via FFRR Records. His first release last year on Pete Tong’s FFRR label, ‘Gecko (Overdrive)’ hit the top of the UK singles chart and appeared on Shazam’s forecast for the top songs of summer 2014.
Shindig recently announced that they are to return with their second ‘By Day By Night’ event on the Newcastle Quayside site Spillers Wharf. Situated upon the picturesque Newcastle Quayside the stage has been set amongst inspiring architecture and the city’s bridges as an industrial backdrop.
Dizzee Rascal returns with his new EP 'Pagans’, which features the elusive, gone for now Halloween themed video 'Couple of Stacks' as well as the ninja vibes of brand new title track 'Pagans'.
Hardwell recently released his headline Ultra Japan set in celebration of amassing over 2 million YouTube subscribers. Speaking about the event, Hardwell said: “I’m a huge fan of social
media and especially the organic impact it has had on our scene. Many of my fans have found my music and followed me as an artist via social media. So when I woke up and saw I’d hit 2 million
followers on YouTube, I thought it would be really cool to officially release the video of my Ultra Japan live set as a little token of my appreciation."
After bringing their 'Next Step' tour to Australia, Dusky continue to with the release of their 'Yoohoo' music video. Honing into the '90s rave era, the video plays on the idea of retro computer animations and psychedelica.
Opening on 17 January, Ministry of Sound has revealed its first 2015 Saturday night line-ups running through to March. The month starts off featuring line-ups including James Zabiela, 2 Bears, Cassius, Cajmere, Todd Terje, Amine Edge & DANCE, Dimitri From Paris, Erick Morillo, Shiba San, Mike Mago, and Paul Woolford.
Fuse continues to spread its wings with their next UK debut event. On 29 December the brand will venture to Sub Club in Glasgow to mark the end of 2014 with a special six-hour showcase. For the visit, Enzo Siragusa will be supported by Seb Zito and Rossko, and will join Ivan Kutz for the party.
The full line-up for this year’s Vh1 Supersonic Festival in Goa was recently announced. The second edition of the festival will take place between 27-30 December, where 60,000 revellers from around the world will descend on the beaches of Candolim in western India to enjoy five stages hosted by some of electronic music’s biggest artists.
2014 has been a big year for Lowtemp label head Gramatik. From the release of his album ‘The Age Of Reason’ to apparently selling out some of the most prominent venues in the world, including L’Olympia Paris, Denis Jasarevic has left a distinct imprint like never before this year.
UK DJ & producer Gareth Emery recently fell in love with the José González track ‘Stay Alive’ at the end of the movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and spent the next two days crafting the original into an electronic version for his sets.
EXIT started off back in 2000 when it was a student movement fighting for freedom and democracy in Serbia. Today it’s the ‘Best Major European Festival’! What a difference 15 years can make. Being awarded that prestigious title was no small feat, but it reflects how EXIT has grown over the years attracting a global audience of 2.5 million visitors from 60 different countries.
‘Winter Kills Me’ is Markus Schulz’s second collaboration with Grammy Award-winning songwriter and vocalist Victoria Horn, who became popular with many Coldharbour followers thanks to her vocals on ‘Scream 2’s stalker anthem sequel, ‘Erase You.’
French house producer Bob Sinclar returns to Ministry of Sound for the club’s Christmas party at Saturday Sessions on Saturday 20 December, a special end of year appearance following his session at the club in July.
The International Music Summit returns to Ibiza for the eighth annual summit on 20-22 May 2015. Artists, influencers, leaders, entrepreneurs, brands, aspiring newcomers in electronic music and technology visionaries converge for three days to join in conversations that aim to drive the industry forward.
Taking place in a Welsh forest location from 11-14 June 2015, Gottwood boasts a mystical fairytale-like setting. Entering its sixth year, the Gottwood team are excited to be bringing an established and forward thinking line-up to their wholly independent, electronic music based festival. Amongst the DJs and live acts, there’s upcoming talent and established names in equal measure and host of the 2015 new ‘The Nothing Special’ stage, Fabric’s Craig Richards, will be joined by the returning Hessle Audio co-founder Ben UFO for a special back to back set.
Tiësto release, ‘Light Years Away’, featuring DBX, is the latest track from his fifth full-length artist album ‘A Town Called Paradise’, which is out now on Casablanca Records/ Republic Records/ Musical Freedom.
Head-honcho Adam Beyer delivers the next Truesoul release, the ‘You’re The Same’ EP, following a big year from the techno DJ/producer, which featured two singles on the Drumcode A-sides compilations, various releases on different labels, a seven-hour live broadcast from Awakenings festival, 10 shows in Ibiza for Carl Cox, Cocoon and Enter as well as a busy show circuit across the world.
Following his last ‘Looking For Base / Search For Ecstasy’ EP, which gained support from the likes of MJ Cole and Todd Edwards, Allusion returns alongside tech-house’s D. Ramirez for the ‘So Special / Love Game’ EP.
Groovefest is a dance music event spread across a whole week in the Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic at Puerto Plata's all inclusive vacation resort. Between 6-13 September 2015, Groovefest will bring big name DJs, artists and labels together at the luxurious all-inclusive resort for a week-long festival of the best in dance music.
Kicking off the New Year with some nice dark creations, 'Rhythm Distrikt' returns with its sixth edition in the long-standing techno series. Boasting an exclusive tracklist from some of the best techno DJs and producers on the circuit and gaining support from the likes of Carl Cox, 'Rhythm Distrikt 06' delivers another top selection of hard-hitting underground tracks.