Oliver Heldens recently released the preview of his new collaboration with Mr. Belt & Wezol named ‘Pikachu’, which is due out on Monday 3 November on Spinnin' Records.
Marc Romboy's imprint Systematic Recordings are celebrating a lot of jubilees this year. After just having released the 100th 12" single featuring two new tracks by Stephan Bodzin and Marc himself it's now time for an extended 10th anniversary compilation with various artists.
Yousef has been drawing in crowds to his Circus parties for over a decade now and this time the Circus boss is joined by Matt Tolfrey and Acid Mondays to celebrate a huge show at EGG London. Leftroom label boss Matt is welcomed to what should be another big chapter in the Circus party series.
Just ahead of the I Am Hardwell North American Tour launch tomorrow, Hardwell released a video explaining his tour concept, and how it differs from his festival and club performances. Together with ALDA, Hardwell was able to develop the concept of his very own concert, I Am Hardwell, from the beginning, planning everything from the visuals to the stage design, production and more.
Art Department have released a brand new video for the single, ‘Cruel Intentions’ feat. Seth Troxler, the first track to be released from the duo’s forthcoming sophomore studio album, Natural Selection’. Pete Tong premiered the single on his BBC Radio 1 show on 17 October and since then it’s garnered further love and support across the network from Zane Lowe and Skream.
Last night, Young Fathers were announced as the overall winners of the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for Album of the Year for their album ‘Dead’. The announcement was made by Nick Grimshaw at the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Awards Show, which took place at the Roundhouse in London.
Café Mambo follows its 20th season in Ibiza with the start of a new world tour. This Saturday, 1 November, Cafe Mambo is in Scotland at The Arches in Glasgow where Colours presents Eddie Halliwell and Tom Staar headlining and special guests Mambo Brothers hosting Arch 2 for Cafe Mambo On Tour.
From funky house release as Rune through anonymous techno 12-inches as Tattoorecs to his current incarnation, Rune Reilly Kölsch has never stood still for long amidst the ever-shifting
electronic music landscape. Born in Copenhagen’s Christianshavn district to a German artist mother and an Irish singer-songwriter father, his new direction has seen him enjoy a higher level of
acclaim than ever before.
After a big September party which saw trance DJs Signum and Menno de Jong joined by Will Atkinson, Mateusz and Stephen Kirkwood, Trance Sanctuary looks forward to the next event where it joins forces with Sheffield trance night OTR (Off The Rails) to bring another big line up.
This just released new pack from Cr2 contains a huge 979MB of material and is packed with dark and sinister bass hits and deep rolling bass loops, deep synth hits and loops and their collection of drum hits.
Defected Records finishes 2014 with their final party of the year at London’s Ministry of Sound. Defected can look back on a big year of events, not least of all their residency at Ministry of Sound – a series of six parties which has without doubt been the label’s finest season yet in terms of range of artists, level of performances and vibe throughout the club.
The first release in a new EP series, ‘Doorly & Friends 01’ sees this musical polymath go head to head with two legends of the dance music scene.
To celebrate the launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on 11 November, Xbox has asked the series’ biggest UK fans to share their favourite memories from the iconic sci-fi saga. The #HaloNation video features YouTube stars The SyndicateProject, VikkStar123, MoreConsole and a number of fans – talking about their most memorable in-game experiences and encouraging others to share their own.
Danny Howard prepares to show North America that Nothing Else Matters… But The Music. With his Nothing Else Matters brand showcasing electronic music from the UK, Radio 1’s Dance Anthems host, Danny Howard, is to take his brand of house across the pond to North America for his first headlining US tour.
US house DJ Erick Morillo steps up to the decks for another of his all-night DJ sets at Saturday Sessions in London’s Ministry of Sound on 8 November. Following the success of his ‘All Night Long’ takeover party at Ministry of Sound in July, the Subliminal Records boss will return to The Box as the sole performer for an 7 hour session.
Following on from his electro-house track ‘Hyper Love’, Ferry Corsten once again shows his diversity as he unveils the dark, old school trance inspired tune, ‘Pogo’ which is out now on his Flashover Recordings imprint.
Toronto native Glenn Morrison has been steadily making a name for himself in the global dance scene since he discovered his passion for music at 15 years old. With a wealth of experience in production, mastering and live touring under his belt and now at 28 years old, he has proved his metal with a certified Platinum record and has even made it to the top of the Billboard dance charts.
Harry Romero and Joeski have been successful in the house scene since the early-90s, and now with their latest production, ‘Get It Right’, this release looks set to continue that tradition.
Guy J returns to Bedrock with his latest release, which has been a highlight in his sets for many months. ‘Candyland’ is a good example of why Guy’s productions are proving popular, with its restrained, euphoric, sound flowing into an ever-blossoming journey as it weaves its slow-build progression.
As recognition for their growing success, Vicetone have scored the Ultra Music Festival official after-movie soundtrack. Their single entitled ‘United We Dance’ acts as the musical backdrop to UMF’s 15-minute short film and is set for release as a club edit on 3 November via Ultra Music.
Following the success of Robert Dietz & Tuccillo’s ‘Kushtraxx’ EP which saw support from the likes of The Revenge, Doc Martin, DJ Sneak, Matthias Tanzmann & Sebo K, the Berlin-based Holic Trax imprint returns this November with the UK’s Burnski and four punchy originals.
A name normally associated with energetic house music, My Digital Enemy present their new release ‘To Dust’, featuring the vocal talents of Lizzie Massey. With their distinctive bass sound and driving groove, My Digital Enemy have likely created another track for the dancefloor and airwaves.
As you’ll be aware, the results of the annual DJ Mag Top 100 were announced Saturday night at the Amsterdam Dance Event. Each year, fans from over 100 countries vote online for their ‘favourite DJ’ of the past year and last year, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike set a Belgian record with their 6th place on the list.
Calvin Harris recently released another track from his forthcoming album, 'Motion'. 'Outside’, featuring Ellie Goulding is the second track the pair have released together, and highlights Ellie's dusky vocal and Calvin's ability at writing pop songs.
On Saturday, Dutchman Hardwell was crowned World’s #1 DJ in the 2014 edition of DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs Poll for a second consecutive year. Hardwell made history in the 2013 edition of the poll by claiming the top spot for the first time in his career and becoming the youngest ever winner at just 25 years of age. Now after a 12-month period of big tracks and global tours, he’s succeeded in holding on to the title of the World’s #1 DJ for a second term.
Late October will see the release of Saytek’s ‘Live On Cubism Vol.3’ via the Cubism imprint, a 23-track live album from the English producer. Joseph Keevill’s reputation has grown over the years for his energy fuelled live sets under his Saytek guise, his DJ Mag nomination for ‘Best Live Performer’ in 2013 standing testament to this. Bookings at leading nightclubs across the globe, such as fabric (London), Space / The Zoo Project (Ibiza) and Tresor (Berlin), are further affirmation of Joseph’s talents as a live electronic music performer.
Today sees Alex Arnout and Daren Nunes launch the new DMK imprint with Kuba Sojka’s ‘Circle Of Thought’ EP, comprising two original tracks from the Polish producer. Myslowice, Poland born producer Kuba Sojka aka Psi-Acoustic seems to have been carving out quite the career over the past few years, working with imprints such as Matrix Records, ROHS! And Mathematics Recordings and Dogmatik, where he released the ‘You Can’t Take It’ EP.
TheFuture.fm, a new platform for streaming DJ mixes and live sets curated by big name DJs, releases MAKJ's ‘Artist of The Future’ mix as the second instalment in the series.
Red Bull Music Academy recently announced that DJ Harvey will take a disco-fuelled road trip across three UK cities this autumn. Fresh from receiving the prestigious ‘Outstanding Contribution’ Award at this year’s Ibiza DJ Awards, Harvey’s commitment to the beat continues with a tour that sees him, his friends, and a bunch of special guests perform shows at Fabric in London (23 October), Manchester’s Albert Hall (24 October), and Simple Things Festival in Bristol (25 October).
Snowbombing recently announced its first wave of dance acts for 2015. Rudimental (live), Skrillex, Basement Jaxx, Carl Cox and Fatboy Slim have all been confirmed. Now in its 16th year, Snowbombing will take place on 6th-11th April 2015 in the town of Mayrhofen, Austria.
This year, Nicky Romero and Protocol Recordings find themselves at the pinnacle of the Amsterdam Dance Event; with their sold-out Protocol Reboot in Melkweg on Tuesday and a ‘Protocol ADE 2014’ mix compilation from Ncky himself. ADE and the release of the compilation are set to cap off what has been a very special few days for Nicky, after he was honoured earlier in the week at the BMI Awards for his work on Rihanna’s track, ‘Right Here’.
JES recently remixed the trance track ‘High Glow’, which she released with Tiesto under the Taxigirl moniker. "It's not everyday that you write a song with a guitar in a hotel bathroom and it translates perfectly to the dance floor," she said about her experiences of writing while on tour. "As a songwriter you're always searching for inspiration, but sometimes the inspiration finds you.”
The Italian duo, whose biggest track ‘Need In Me’ has amassed over five million hits on YouTube, return with their latest track ‘Water Floor’, out 27 October on DFTD. Written in collaboration with vocalist Emma Black, the beat and haunted bassline have attitude and the track should have your head nodding.
Handpicked by Carl Craig for his first release on the label, veteran producer Fabrice Lig delivers an album of hi-tek funk, soul, house and breakbeat with 'Galactic Soul Odyssey' on Planet E. A high school teacher by day, father of three and deeply passionate music devotee, you could suspect that Fabrice Lig was cut from a different cloth than most.
In Lets Make a Spaceship: Skrillex Mothership Tour 2014, a new 35-minute documentary produced by Red Bull Media House, six-time Grammy Award Winner Skrillex gives fans unprecedented access to go behind the scenes as he works with his team to create the most ambitious live show of his career.
In 2014, Josh Wink's Ovum Recordings celebrates its 20th anniversary. To honour 20 years of making you dance, the imprint is embarking on a world tour that takes in Amsterdam for ADE tonight. Guests alongside Wink include longtime label friends and collaborators, Steve Bug, Ambivalent, MANIK, Luca Bacchetti, Technasia and Renato Ratier.
Mid November will see the Dogmatik imprint offer up a remix package of Maya Jane Coles’ ‘Watcher’, with mixes coming courtesy of Burnski and Vakula. Alex Arnout’s Dogmatik imprint has come a long way since launching back in 2008, with an impressive coterie of artist having released on the imprint over its years. One of whom, namely Maya Jane Coles, has gone on to reach global stardom as an artist.
The Spilt Milk events have made their mark over the five years since their inception, welcoming the likes of Radio Slave, Dinky, Margaret Dygas, Stimming and Teifschwarz to play. The parties saw them host room three at London’s Fabric nightclub and throw off Sonar events. Here the label takes the next step from promoter to record label, launching with material from Marc Ashken, a producer who’s worked with the likes of Safari Electronique and Leftroom and holds a residency for the Spilt Milk events.
Dense & Pika return to Hotflush with their first original material since last year's track, 'Colt'. Meanwhile they issued a big remix of Paul Woolford's 'Erotic Discourse' with a signature bombast that carries over into the present ‘Klank EP’.
Amsterdam's newest synth-pop band, Mains, recently announced their debut single, ‘I’ll Pray’. Mains is a mysterious collaborative project of two Dutch producers who apparently were once a massive European act that had golden record sales and did world tours, including countless major festivals such as Glastonbury, SXSW, and more.
Sankeys enters the autumn season with a packed month of shows, featuring an across-the-board range of talent across the electronic music spectrum. Fridays continue with Tribal Sessions, the party back each and every weekend, with Saturdays featuring a more diverse template, including everything from Halloween action, Music Is Love, Drop The Mustard parties and much more.
New York’s Paradise Garage is at the cornerstone of modern dance music and its culture. Having attained almost mythical status, this groundbreaking club and the man at its musical helm, the legendary Larry Levan, have had a profound and lasting effect on the music we listen to and the clubs that we listen to it in. On Sunday 30 November, coinciding with World AIDS Day, A Night in Paradise will bring the spirit of the Garage to London for the first time. Making its home in the very place that it famously inspired nearly 25 years ago – the Ministry of Sound.
Pig&Dan’s Elevate label continues 2014 with a series of releases from the likes of Dema, Kane Roth, Jay Tripwire, and the boys themselves. Having already unleashed the tracks ‘Slash’ and ‘Sandstorm’, Pig & Dan are parking themselves centre-stage again with their new ‘Lost Horizons EP’.
Toolroom recently announced the UK launch of Toolroom Live – a brand new club concept from one of our favourite dance labels, debuting at London’s Fire Complex on 29 November. As the first European installment of the Toolroom Live concept, its London debut cuts to the core of what the label is all about: credible and quality House music from across the globe.
Armin van Buuren’s upcoming album ‘Armin Anthems: Ultimate Singles Collected’ is now confirmed. Armin’s first fan-voted album will go on sale 7 November, and can be pre-ordered now on iTunes. Fans around the world were given the chance to vote for their ‘Top 5 Armin Anthems’, and with votes from around the globe, the results were tallied to create the final tracklist for the album.
‘Verbalizer’ is the new album by Anthony Rother on his new label Nextdata. No room for paralyzing thoughts. Instead, there is just music. The body obeys only the bass rhythm pulsating through the room. That is what ravers talk about when they explain what synthetic club music means to them. The club is an abstract room. It is about letting yourself go. People break free, meet each other and the music becomes the common clock.
2015 marks the fifth year of Hideout Festival, one of the events that has defined the Croatian festival landscape. Each year Hideout grows in demand, with 2014’s event selling out in less than two weeks. With possibly one of the broadest programmes of any dance festival, artists that have returned regularly to play at the festival include Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Disclosure, Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Andy C amongst many.
Café Mambo in Ibiza recently announced the line up for its 20th anniversary year closing party with residents Jason Bye, Pete Gooding, Andy Baxter and Danny O this Saturday 11 October. The closing party comes after a series of flagship birthday parties, the Mambo in the Mix charity event and a season of Pacha pre-parties, which saw the venue hosting some of the biggest names in electronic music.
Carl Cox makes his return stateside this October and November to perform what is likely to be his final round of US dates for 2014. Carl just wrapped possibly his most successful summer season ever with the crowning jewel being the closing festivities at his huge Tuesday night at Space, Ibiza.
Black Hole welcome Grammy nominated producer Andy Moor and his AVA Recordings to the distribution family. AVA Recordings enters its next chapter of growing the brand and its artists through new opportunities and releases from Andy Moor, Betsie Larkin, Somna, Jennifer Rene, Mike Saint-Jules, Roxanne Emery and more.
Almost two decades since D.O.N.S. first hit the dance charts with their club track ‘Pump Up The Jam’, the German DJ/producer behind some big productions has taken one of his very own weapons from 2005 and given it an upgrade ready for the dance floors of 2014.
Kitsuné’s flagship compilation is back for another round, showcasing a complete assortment of possibly some of the movers and shakers that may well shape music’s future. ‘Kitsuné Maison 16’ hits the streets on 3 November with a fresh new artwork composed of drawings by 23 of the most exciting new illustrators scouted by the label.
Straight from his #1 hit single and seventh chart topping track ‘Blame’, Calvin Harris recently announced his brand new album ‘Motion’; to be released 3 November 2014. The album will feature a myriad of chart topping artists including Ellie Goulding, Gwen Stefani, Haim, Tinashe, Big Sean, Hurts, John Newman, Firebeatz and R3hab.
Grammy®-nominated Swedish DJ/producer Alesso's new single 'Heroes (We Could Be)’ ft. Tove Lo is looking set to do well in the UK charts with over three million combined YouTube/ Soundcloud plays ahead of its 16 November release.
Richie Hawtin’s ENTER. celebrated the final party of the Ibiza season a few days ago, rounding off 14 weeks of music and the event’s third successful year at Space Ibiza. Since the ENTER. black dot first arrived on the island back in 2012, the award-winning event has apparently been credited with introducing a fresh perspective to the Ibiza party scene, as a result of its programming, production and commitment to bringing new artists to Ibiza for the first time.
Glasgow’s biggest weekly club night of the ‘90s makes a triumphant return this Saturday night at the Keller Club in Glasgow’s Queen Street. Running from the early-90s until the early-noughties, Saturday nights in Glasgow were ruled by one weekly club night - Triumph at the Tunnel Club in Glasgow. Now, for the first time in over a decade, its residents - Colin Tevendale, Steven McCreery, Kevin McFarlane and Stephen Lee - reunite for special night of musical memories, when trance and progressive dance music took you on a euphoric journey, and soulful and funky house music embraced you in its spiritual feeling.
MadTech Records returns with some fresh material from UK artists Mia Dora today, a three-track package featuring collaboration with Let The Machines Do The Work and a remix from Newbie Nerdz. Rising UK duo Mia Dora comprises Al Quinn and Robert Etherson, two budding DJs and roducers who are becoming increasingly in demand as their careers blossom, the pair have struck a chord over the past few years with their energy fuelled, underground house sound.
Incorporating elements of jazz, soulful house, electronica and word music, Osunlade’s new album ‘Peacock’ is a diverse musical homage to the Yoruba spirit Ochun. Hailing from St. Louis Missouri, a place known for pioneering jazz and blues, Osunlade is a multi-instrumentalist artist singer, producer and DJ who personifies art, with his unique, idiosyncratic music inspired by and channelled directly from his rich and varied existence.
Two weeks tonight on Saturday 18 October at Ministry of Sound, two masters of house music will be headlining The Box. DJ Sneak and Todd Terry, both devoted to their turntables, have been groundbreaking DJs and electronic music artists for over two decades.
'Armada Sunset Volume 2' is aimed at lovers of beats, bass, sun and good times. Two mixes of chill-out, deep, and even a few late-night tracks should pull you right into the beach side of life. The first mix is a more relaxing journey, rife with downtempo tunes, remixes and tracks that were made to be enjoyed during life's more serene moments.
After a two-year absence on Asian stages, Paul Ritch is currently engaging its electronic music scene with his take on the techno sound. He’s just started a two-week tour this month, playing at four Asian cities.
From October 15 to 19, Amsterdam is the global capital of dance music. Artists, DJs, producers, promoters and publishers all descend on the Dutch capital for a week of meetings, club nights and business deals. To celebrate this yearly event, Black Hole Distribution launches is ADE Challenge, in a search for new producers and record labels that want to join the their family.
Tickets for the 17th annual edition of Ultra Music Festival in Miami, confirmed for 27, 28 and 29 March 2015, are now on sale. Available to purchase exclusively at ultramusicfestival.com, general admission tickets for the three-day festival are priced at $449.95, nearly $50 less than the 2014 event. VIP tickets are priced at $1,149.95. These prices include taxes and fees though a nominal shipping surcharge will be added. A payment plan for General Admission tickets will also be available.
Dave Clarke returns to the Amsterdam Dance Event with his milestone ’10 Years of Dave Clarke Presents’ Melkweg showcase and as resident host of the Demolition Panel demo competition, plus an exclusive one-hour ADE set to be streamed for Mixmag & I Love Techno. Dave Clarke will be playing a 3-hour b2b headline set with Mr. Jones as _Unsubscribe_ at the sub:Merged ADE Special, Sunday 19 October.
On Saturday 18 October, 02 Academy Brixton will host the biggest Top 100 DJs party to ever hit the UK. The event will feature some of the biggest DJs across the planet with a performance from the artist voted this year’s world #1. Previous winners include the likes of Hardwell, Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Carl Cox and John Digweed.
‘Where Is the Love’, featuring the vocal talents of Kaysee, is Richard Grey’s debut single on Tommy Boy Entertainment and is a solid uplifting house track with a simple lyric.
Robbie Rivera recently previewed the release of his new house track, ‘The Thing’, five minutes and 22 seconds of pure, raw beats accompanied by vocals from Vinny Z, who just happens to be Robbie’s personal trainer!