After successful Miami releases and with all three CDs of the series completely selling out, Bedrock present their first ever ‘Underground Sound Of Ibiza’ album release. The double CD features a poolside/daytime vibe on Disc 1, full of laidback Balearic beats, ideal for those summer days.
Featuring several world exclusive premieres during his recent EDC Las Vegas set, Hardwell unveiled not only Arcadia, the first single from his forthcoming studio album, but also his remix of Coldplay’s collaboration with Avicii ‘A Sky Full of Stars'.
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike recently released a teaser for their forthcoming residency at Amnesia Presents, which will see them take over the terrace every Sunday for an exclusive residency with their own House of Madness party. Having both previously played parties at some of the White Isle’s key clubs, the duo return this season to lead the party for eight weeks with the help of some guests.
JES gets set to release her second quarterly digital mix album of the year featuring her favourite tunes of the moment. Based on her weekly mix show, ‘Unleash The Beat - Blonde’ hits download stores on 14 July through Magik Muzik. The album contains 14 tracks from artists such as Eximinds, Robbie Rivera, BT, Dave 202, PROFF and The Manufactured Superstars, combining the very best in trance, progressive and electro house.
Russia's Arty releases the extended preview of his single, ‘Up All Night’ featuring Angel Taylor, due out on Tuesday 1 July via Insomniac/Interscope Records. After his set at EDC Las Vegas over the weekend, Arty returns to unveil more of his single that has been generating decent hype ever since it was announced.
Enjoying house music’s current resurgence following the acclaim that gathered for their debut album ‘Different Sides Of The Sun’, Hot Natured recently revealed a new video for one of the collection’s highlights, the summery grooves of ‘Benediction’. Starting with a teenager picking a lock in order to take control of a pick-up truck, the video depicts a day of wayward, hedonistic behaviour in which the destination – the pool-party – is all that matters.
Adam Beyer recently announced his Drumcode Live radio show will be broadcast live from Awakenings Festival in the Netherlands this Sunday 29 June in celebration of four years and 200 episodes of the show. Over the last four years Adam’s weekly Drumcode Radio show has arguably become the most listened to underground techno broadcast on the planet; possibly the undisputed authority for cutting edge techno enthusiasts worldwide.
Bassnectar, AKA Lorin Ashton, recently released his milestone 10th artist album ‘Noise Vs. Beauty’, via his own imprint Amorphous Music. Featuring early singles ‘You & Me’, ‘Now’ and ‘Hold On’, the 15-track album, which was made available to stream in full via Rolling Stone on Monday, has already garnered support from the likes of Billboard, VICE, Stereogum, Mixmag, SPIN and Sirius XM Radio to name just a few.
Fusing fresh, upfront and undiscovered tracks from some of the biggest artists of the moment; 'Ibiza Underground 2014' aims to encompass the very best of the underground,
Tonight, Carl Cox and Safehouse Management finally kick off Music Is Revolution, their 13th consecutive season at Space, Ibiza, for a 14-week extended run. The opening party is always a highlight in Carl’s season and tonight should go off with a bang with Carl playing a mammoth 10-hour set to celebrate.
Sander Kleinenberg recently has recently been touring across South America and Europe as well as landing a spot on the bill of famed US Festival, Coachella. In the midst of his worldwide tour, the Dutchman recently announced the release of his disco infused track ‘We-R-Superstars’. Since it was premiered as an ID track on Billboard last month several blogs and websites identified it as the instrumental to the upcoming collaboration between Madonna and Daft Punk.
Nicky Romero's label, Protocol Recordings, have recently released John Dahlback's new single, ‘Fireflies’, featuring Melanie Fontana, on Beatport.
Following the release of the latest single ‘Knock You Out’ – and after the official music video which was unveiled back in May – Bingo Players now return with a remix package for their big room summer track.
After last year's Wisdom of the Glove concept from Guy Gerber, Pacha Ibiza has invited him back for another season in 2014. Since then, Guy has been on tour, has produced an album alongside P Diddy and has made his new label Rumors into an outlet for subtle deep house as well as an events brand.
With the start today of this year’s burn Residency bootcamp, John Digweed has been revealed as the program’s special headline mentor. Having established himself as one of the most well-known artists of the electronic music scene through his long-standing work as a DJ, producer and founder of Bedrock (his record label, promotions company and production partnership with Nick Muir), John will be flying into Ibiza with his wealth of knowledge and years of expertise, to help nurture and guide the up-and-coming DJ talent.
Savannah Ibiza presents the first volume of its ‘Sunset Sessions’ series, mixed and compiled by Seamless head of A&R, Graham Sahara and longstanding Ibiza resident, Jason Bye. Landing on Seamless Recordings 30 June, the two part album embodies the unique vibe of one of the coolest pre-party venues on Ibiza’s Sunset Strip. Savannah is located on the West Coast of Ibiza, only a mere stroll from the port of San Antonio and where you will find the Sunset Strip, arguably the most famous sunset view in the world.
In April, Simian Mobile Disco trekked out to the Southern California desert, taking with them just two modular synths, two sequencers, and a mixer.
Following on from the inaugural ‘Crossing Wires’ compilation by Toronto trio My Favorite Robot, next to mix it up for the series is Germany’s Timo Maas. Still riding high off the success of his latest full length release, ‘Lifer’, back in 2013 (which blended trip hop with ambient, sleazy house with wonky techno and included collaborations with the likes of Placebo’s Brian Molko and Brighton chanteuse Katie Cruel as well as James Lavelle, founder of ‘90s label Mo Wax) Timo has arguably long been a pioneer in his field.
Next up on Hardsoul Pressings is the latest installment of ‘The Dutch Talent EP’, a series of releases that allows Roog and Greg to place the focus on some of their favourite up and coming Dutch producers. This EP kicks of with ‘Forget It’ from The Voyagers. Greg picked up on this early and snapped it up for the label through meeting Luuk at the Herman Brood Academy in Utrecht and the Voyagers could well be set to make some serious waves this year.
Mixed by two of the scene’s leading DJs and tastemakers, the 2CD mix, ‘All Gone Pete Tong & Tensnake Ibiza 2014’ features cuts from the likes of Basement Jaxx, Oliver $, Damian Lazarus, Seth Troxler, Harry Romero and many more. In addition to many of the biggest dance records of the year, also included are two brand new and exclusive tracks: Coldplay ‘Midnight (Tong & Rogers Mix)’ and Tensnake ‘Pressure (Special Request Remix)’.
The DJ Mag crew is back at Ministry of Sound for the second takeover this year, with special guest DJ, Noir on Saturday 5 July. Building on the success of their first event with Riva Starr, DJ Mag is bringing Noir to the proceedings. The Danish DJ/producer who shot to fame with 2006's ‘Money For Nothing’, has since gone on to have bigger success with tracks such as ‘Around’ and ‘Found Out’.
Goldfrapp recently announced details of a ‘Tales Of Us Deluxe Edition’, which will be released digitally on 30 June 2014. ‘Tales Of Us Deluxe Edition’ features the original ‘Tales Of Us’ album, plus the audio from a live performance, ‘Live From Air Studios’. This performance was originally broadcast alongside the short film, ‘Tales Of Us’, as part of a global cinema event in March 2014.
DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs Poll returns for 2014 with a launch event on 12 July to celebrate the opening of this year’s voting. The event at Amsterdam’s Paradiso will feature a mystery guest DJ, alongside 2013’s highest climber, Andrew Rayel, Dannic, Dubvision and 2013’s highest new entry, Dyro. Tickets for the Voting Launch Party are on sale from 12pm (CET) today.
Toolroom Records recently released the first in a two part collection of remixes of Harry Romero‘s, ‘Tania’, including remixes by Riva Starr, Purple Disco Machine and Filterheadz. Raised on Latin rhythms and classical concertos, Harry’s soulful approach to house music has won him the respect of fans and fellow producers alike. Motivated by his love of music, he is constantly striving to perfect his productions and DJ sets.
‘Order Of Direction’ is the new album from Yoruba’s Afefe Iku – a maelstrom of heady rhythms and intricate musical textures distilled into six entirely unique tracks. Afefe is the protégé of Osunlade and hails from the ancient island of Manda, near Lamu Town off Kenya's coast. He works closely with Osunlade and, utilising his I'lle Studios, has been afforded the aesthetic of the Yoruba sound.
An eclectic demonstration of vocals and song-writing, Wallflower is a collaborative project between Alison Marks and Leah Floyeurs. Having made their name as separate performers, Wallflower sees these two English artists come together to deliver ‘Say You Won’t Ever’ on Defected Records, featuring remixes from Deetron and Asadinho.
Ever since 'Till the Sky Falls Down' helped define the sound of Dash Berlin, fans have been waiting for the next expression of musical production to spring forth from the DJ/producer. Now, ‘We Are (Part 1)’, his new album, has been scheduled for release on 29 August on Armada Records.
‘Stuck In Love’ is the debut solo single from Ukrainian singer/songwriter Irena, produced and mixed by Julian Bendall (Bah Samba) and Mark Ralph (Filthy Dukes/Hot Natured) for Favouritizm. The track sees Irena deliver a distinctive, heartfelt vocal, telling a love story, underpinned by a warm backdrop of retro electronica, fused with lush deep house sensibilities. Joining forces on remix duty are Italian producer Alex Vanni and Fav’ label boss Sarah Favouritizm, who crank up the thermostat and drop a cinematic ‘80s synth electro-pop / nu disco flavoured remix. Topping off the package, is a remix from Italian deep house producer Aki Bergen.
BBC Radio 1 in Ibiza returns this August and Cream recently announced that once again BBC Radio 1 will be broadcasting live from Cream at Privilege for a special live extended Essential Mix on Saturday 2 August.
HIIO recently announced they’ll be returning to De Schorre Boom, Belgium, for the 10th anniversary of the Tomorrowland music festival on 20 July, to play at the Dream Island stage, for their second consecutive year in a row. Tomorrowland will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary with two weekends (18-19-20 July ) + (25-26-27 July).
Dave Clarke returns to Tomorrowland in Belgium next month for the 10th anniversary edition, as he gets set to host the second largest stage for two Sundays alongside some of the leading names in techno.
Madrid’s Friday night party, Reverse, is heading to Ibiza for a season of underground parties at Vista Club located on the Privilege Ibiza complex and it all kicks off on 18 June with Vitalic and Technasia back to back with Uner and more. For the past five years the Madrid night has catered to underground house and techno crowds, booking DJs like Laurent Garnier and Dave Clarke, Derrick May and The Martinez Brothers as well as hosting showcases by leading labels and brands like Cocoon, Circo Loco and Cadenza.
Nicky Romero releases his new single, ‘Feet On The Ground’ with the Dutch rockstar Anouk, on Beatport via his Protocol Recordings label. Nicky moves into the heat of this year's festival season armed with this new collaboration that he premiered at Miami's Ultra Music Festival.
As football fever grips the world ahead of the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup today, a great way to get in the mood is by revisiting a classic football anthem. Originally released in 1998, Dario G’s ‘Carnaval de Paris’ has been embraced by football fans the world over and 2014’s Rio Remixes put a whole new spin on the track.
It’s been five years since Scottish DJ/producer, David Forbes, graced Vandit’s discography with the box-fresh synthery of ‘Conetic’. FFWD half a decade and with the ‘Revert EP’, David’s spread his wings some and is pointing three different trance tracks (and tones) at the dancefloor.
Rockstar Games® recently announced that the critically acclaimed and record-breaking Grand Theft Auto V® is coming this autumn/fall to the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC. Grand Theft Auto V will take full advantage of the power of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC with across-the-board graphical and technical improvements to deliver a stunning new level of detail. Increased draw distances, finer texture details, denser traffic, and enhanced resolutions work together to bring new life to the cities, towns, deserts and oceans of Rockstar North’s epic reimagining of Southern California.
‘The Touch’ is the fifth single from Grum's forthcoming album. His previous singles ‘Everytime’, ‘The Theme’, ‘In Love’ and ‘Tears’ have been played across the board at BBC Radio 1 - from Zane to Annie Mac, Pete Tong to B Traits, Monki to Danny Howard (who recently had Grum do an exclusive mix for his Dance Anthems show). If you add in his remixes for the likes of Shift K3y, Sigma, Chromeo & Martin Garrix he's arguably one of the most consistently played producer/remixers right now.
This year’s Cocoon Ibiza is mixed by Mathias Kaden and label regular Popof, helping celebrate the fact Cocoon Ibiza is now 15 years old, with both DJs set to preform live at Amnesia a number of times this summer. German Mathias Kaden is a tech house producer who most often appears on Vakant and has done so for almost a decade now. Popof, meanwhile, has been active since the mid-90s and the French man is known for his take on minimal techno and electro.
'Searching4Love' is the fruit of a musical union between two Parisian house heads, DJ/producer Phil Weeks and vocalist Ladybird, who together have cooked up a slice of deep and soulful house for Robsoul. The song came about after Phil set about toying with samples from RAMP's version of the classic Roy Ayers 'Everybody Loves The Sunshine'.
At the forefront of house music’s current resurgence, Hot Natured will release the ‘Benediction’ remix EP on FFRR on 3 August. Anticipation for the release is building after Annie Mac premiered the GRADES remix of ‘Benediction’ on Radio 1 on Friday night, following the acclaim for the Lxury remix earlier in the year.
Revealed Recordings' Hardwell recently embarked on his Revealed North America Bus Tour, along with label-mates Dyro and Dannic, with a film crew to capture all that happens on the road. As premiered on MTV Clubland, the after-movie provides viewers with a behind-the-scenes perspective that showcases everything from the personalities of Hardwell, Dyro and Dannic, to their antics both on-stage and off, as well as their eerie experiences with the supernatural. Viewers can watch the 10-date journey with stops in Canada, the United Sates, and lots of places in between.
Yesterday, on the eve of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Microsoft Corp. unveiled the future of gaming on Xbox One through a lineup of games from some of the world’s most visionary creators. This holiday season on Xbox One gamers will enjoy a collection of the most popular game in Xbox history with “Halo: The Master Chief Collection,” as well as highly anticipated exclusives such as “Sunset Overdrive,” “Forza Horizon 2,” “Fable Legends” and “Dance Central™ Spotlight.”
‘ANTS Presents The Mix 2014’ is the new mix album from possibly one of the most successful new parties on Ibiza. With a CD each given to ANTs’ resident Andrea Oliva, UNER and Los Suruba respectively, the music is a true reflection of the weekly parties that take place at Ushuaia Ibiza and boasts tracks and remixes from Junior Boys, Carl Craig, Deetron, Agoria, Dennis Ferrer, Guy Gerber & Dixon, Nick Curly and many more.
Since their initial support from BBC Introducing, house duo franskild have become one of the latest rising names on the international dance scene. With their debut album expected later this year and a string of remixes for Maya Jane Coles, Style Of Eye and most recently Crookers, the Swedish pair are aiming for nightclubs across the globe this summer with a free download of their latest single ‘Genesis’.
‘Music For Dreams, ‘Best Of’ Volume 2’ is a 21-track album featuring a sonic kaleidoscope of genres including electronica, nu-disco and chillout releases that Music For Dreams is best known for. Compiled and mixed by Balearic DJ, Jon Sa Trinxa, this new compilation showcases the Balearic label run by Danish DJ/producer, Kenneth Bager.
Amnesia in Ibiza recently announced, Amnesia Presents, taking place every Sunday with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, who will be taking over the terrace for eight weeks with an exclusive residency with their own House of Madness party.
Cocoon is back for the second summer party at Amnesia this coming Monday. After the madness of last week’s opening, Sven is having a week off, leaving Chris Liebing and Daniel Stefanik in charge of the Main Room. On the terrace, Luciano is going back to his roots, hosting the first of his eight Origins parties. Joining him will be two of Cadenza's finest acts, Michel Cleis and Guillame & The Coutu Dumonts.
Krewella kick off the first in a brand new compilation series from Ministry of Sound. After bursting onto the scene in 2011, the Chicago-bred trio was recognized for their signature brand of vocally driven electronic music. Comprised of singer-songwriter sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf backed by producer, Kris “Rainman” Trindl, since their debut with platinum-certified single, ‘Alive’ they have gone on to play at some of the best festivals and clubs around the world.
‘Dancin’ originally started as a bootleg over a year ago by young French brothers Mickael and David Couderc (who just signed to Armada) and was then found on Soundcloud by the Moody family.
After their debut Release for d:vision ‘Let The Night’, Grammy winning duo Dirty Vegas returns with their new single for the label in the shape of ‘Setting Sun’. Remixes for ‘Setting Sun’ (Part 2) include David Guetta’s favourites Daddy’s Groove and fellow producers Heymen – who supply a big and bold anthem that showcases their soulful capabilities for blending acoustic and electronic elements.
Café Mambo in Ibiza has announced the 2014 pre-party line up for its 20th anniversary year. The venue will once again be hosting pre-parties for Pacha and Amnesia, featuring some of the biggest names in electronic music throughout the summer, in addition to its residents Pete Gooding, Jason bye, Andy Baxter, Danny O and Dee Montero.
‘Gecko Beach Club Formentera: Volume Three’ is the third release in the Gecko Beach Club series, comprising of two discs of music, mixed and compiled by Ibiza veteran Chris Coco, and Bora Bora resident, Danny O. Set to land on Seamless Recordings on 23 June, the album captures the vibe and ambience of the stylish Gecko Beach Club, positioning itself as a first class retreat from the hedonism of Ibiza, and a highly purveyor of quality downtempo house music compilations.
Cream Mallorca will once again return to BCM this summer to take up their exclusive residency which will see them hosting 30 parties from Monday 9 June through to Wednesday 10 September.
Producer, DJ, radio presenter and promoter, Doorly, has possibly ticked off a lot of the things on any DJ's Bucket List. Setting his place firmly within the house music scene, Doorly’s dedication to the craft of production and DJing remains paramount, with his live sets including samplers and FX units to emphasise his belief that a DJ set should be a live turntablism experience. Now, he has the honours of mixing the new ‘Toolroom Knights’ compilation.
Pioneer DJ and DJ Times partner up for an eighth straight year and allow fans to choose America’s Best DJ. From disc-scratching icons to basement producers in the fast lane, America’s dance-music explosion has birthed some of the most talented artists in the game, now it’s time to vote for who is America’s best DJ.
Microsoft announced a new hub for all things football on Xbox, Destination Brazil. Starting 12th June, fans can access Destination Brazil on the Xbox One dashboard and launch an array of football content. Destination Brazil includes Brazil Now, a new app that snaps next to live TV to enhance your match viewing experience, enable you to play FIFA 14 Ultimate Team: FIFA World Cup and check out various series about your favourite football clubs from Copa90.
Duck Sauce, the veteran New York DJ team of A-Trak and Armand Van Helden, will be releasing their full length studio debut ‘Quack’ on 29June 2014. The album is fueled by the duo’s strong connection with New York hip-hop, Chicago house, disco, slapstick comedy and… UFOs. Tightly knit with skits worthy of early De La Soul records, ‘Quack’ is a fully immersive journey into the land of Duck: euphoric loops, mixtape cut-and-paste and conspiracy theories abound.
The 25-room boutique Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes, is home to the bands and DJs playing Ibiza Rocks each week and last summer Idris Elba joined the party and upped the ante with a run of parties that saw special guests such as Pete Tong, Gorgon City and Doorly join him week on week to create some great throughout the summer. Back for round two, Idris will host nine Saturday night House parties from 5 July – 30 August as 7 Wallace presents Idris Elba & Friends at Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes.