Following the announcement of Cream's Birthday Part 1 (see yesterday) which is already on course for another sell out, the brand recently announced that the birthday celebrations continue into November with Part 2 to take place on Saturday 29 November.
This weekend, across Friday 3 and Saturday 4 October, Tribal Sessions is taking over Sankeys in Manchester in a celebration of electronic music for its 14th birthday party. As a possible epicenter of dance music culture, Tribal is possibly one of the UK’s defining residencies at this well-known club, and since September has been back in Manchester each and every Friday offering some great DJs and producers across the house and techno spectrums.
After their guest appearances at label heads Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s ‘House of Madness’ residency in Ibiza this summer, Wolfpack and We Are Loud unite once more, only this time in the studio rather than behind the decks, for the recent release of ‘We Are One’ on Smash The House.
After a big season for the label in Ibiza, the Defected In The House Closing Party at Booom takes place tomorrow night, with several of the residency’s key performers set to appear one final time. Nick Curly and Desolat favourite Guti are likely to serve deeper, darker delights, whilst Noir, Oliver $ and Sam Divine will likely explore housier flavours.
Following the sell out success of Creamfields which attracted a record breaking 70,000 people at the weekend, Cream recently unveiled the line-up for their 22nd Birthday bash on Saturday 11 October. After his performance in the Super You&Me arena at this year’s festival, Dirty Dutchman Chuckie returns to the Main Room, where he will be joined by Oliver Heldens.
The Closing Parties are in full swing as another season on the White Isle draws to an end. 'Ibiza 2014 Closing Party' provides you with the ideal collection of club tracks from this year's hottest DJs and producers that've been dominating Ibiza this year.
Nicole Moudaber has rocked festival stages from Electric Daisy Carnival to Coachella and nightclubs from Output to Stereo Montreal. Now embarking on her next conquest, a five-city warehouse tour ‘MoodRAW’, Moudaber is set to take her dark techno sounds, deeper into the underground, hosted in unexpected, transformed warehouse spaces.
Next month at the Ministry of Sound in London, The Gallery presents Infected Mushroom on Friday 17 October following recent events with fellow psy-trance artists Neelix and Astrix. Erez Eisen and Amit Duvdevani aka Infected Mushroom are arguably the most successful musical export to hail from Israel.
Having released their latest album ‘Chrome Waves’ at the end of last year, Kraak & Smaak have seen the singles from the album gain support from DJs such as Pete Tong, Danny Howard, Monki and Rob Da Bank at Radio 1 in the UK and major support across Europe and the US where their album topped college radio charts and was supported by tastemaker LA station KCRW.
Next month, Amsterdam becomes the centre of the global dance music scene for five days again, showcasing over 2000 international artists, labels and club nights. With just under three weeks to go, the preparations are in full swing for the 19th edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world's biggest club festival and leading conference for electronic music.
As the Ibiza season draws to a close and reunion parties pop up across the UK, EGG London is taking care of those early winter blues with a special Ibiza workers reunion party on 10 October. Headlining the party are wAFF, Mike Mago and Him_Self_Her.
Kygo, the 22 year-old Norwegian prodigy, will be returning from his successful debut tour of North America later this year for the European homecoming leg of his ‘Endless Summer Tour’. Having recently been revealed as Avicii’s replacement for this month’s TomorrowWorld festival in Atlanta, Georgia, the forthcoming European leg will see the young musician headline 14 dates across 12 European cities in November and December, including high profile shows in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona and a huge stadium show at Spektrum in his native Norway.
Spending the early season carving out its reputation for Saturday Night Ibiza glamour, this Saturday 27 September Glitterbox reaches its climax with a closing party that will be the pinnacle of everything the party aspired to be. The night presents a very special live PA from India, Masters At Work vocal collaborator on tracks ‘I Can’t Get Not Sleep’, ‘Runaway’, ‘To Be In Love’ and ‘Backfired’.
Ultra Music Festival recently opened ticket registration via its website for the 2015 edition of its flagship event in Miami, Florida. Those who register will receive exclusive access to Tier 1 and Tier 2 ticket pricings and registration closes at midnight EST on 29 September.
Paul Oakenfold presents #FullOnFluoro - the latest instalment from his We Are Planet Perfecto compilation series. Featuring seven exclusive tracks #WAPP04 #FullOnFluoro boasts nearly three hours of blended trance, breaks, psy and progressive dance music. Hailed as one of the original pioneers of trance, Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto Fluoro label has been releasing the more underground sounds of trance, Goa and progressive for the last 20 years.
In celebration of TomorrowWorld 2014 this weekend, the festival has enlisted Los Angeles' duo, Slander, for a TomorrowWorld remix of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs. W&W's ‘Waves’, the official Tomorrowland 2014 anthem.
Dubfire recently unveiled his most ambitious achievement to date, which will take place at this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event - dubfire:liveHYBRID. Premiering worldwide on 16 October at the Roest Warehouse during the annual ADE, Dubfire’s debut live show reinvents the concert experience by weaving together elements of 2D and 3D animation with live audio and lighting to explore the intersection of science and technology - of man and machine - and their resulting evolution and inevitable fusion.
‘Dim Division’ is the latest artist album from Miguel Migs: the veteran US producer who enlists an array of vocal talent on this moving, vibrant and cohesive LP. Miguel is possibly one of the most respected DJs, producers and label owners in house music; arguably, an artist whose influence on the current musical landscape cannot be overlooked.
After a sell out show featuring featuring Carl Cox on 12 September, Glasgow based clubbing promoters, Colours, continue to warm up the months ahead with some top gigs at the city's Arches venue. From Saturday 27 September until 1 November, the brand will run a series of branded club nights featuring big name DJs, and first up this Saturday is Zoom, which will take you back to the year 2000.
Tiesto’s ‘A Town Called Paradise’ has done well, with singles ‘Red Lights’ and ‘Wasted’ [featuring Matthew Koma] becoming big summer tunes, helping them both to achieve Gold status as certified by the RIAA. Now he’s recently released the video for the third album single, ‘Light Years Away’ [featuring DBX].
Benny Benassi links up with 'Mammoth' producer Moguai for the recently released new single on Ultra Music, 'Gangsta’. The track has a dark and stormy intro that rolls into a thunderous aural assault, which should do well on the dance floor.
Following the success of Sankey’s 20th anniversary, alongside their best season to date, Sankeys Ibiza will continue to celebrate their achievements by hosting their very own awards ceremony, which will take place on Monday 29 September.
Secondcity’s ‘I Wanna Feel’ debuted at No.1 in the UK singles chart in June, with current sales of over 200,000 and counting. The track saw support from across Radio 1, Kiss, Capital, MTV, 1Xtra, and many more, gaining him critical praise from The Guardian to iD, Hunger, Mixmag, Digital Spy and beyond.
Almost a decade since his first LP (‘Future History’ - 2004), Joris Voorn gets set for the release of his third studio album ‘Nobody Knows’. Since 2009’s ‘Balance14’, a compilation mix CD that saw Joris knit together a huge amount of tracks to critical acclaim, the Dutch producer and DJ may have spent as much of his career honouring his early techno influences as he has challenging them.
Armin van Buuren will soon be releasing ‘Armin Anthems’, a new release containing the top Armin van Buuren tracks from the last 20 years, as voted by his fans. As a thank you to all those who have supported him over the years, Armin apparently wanted to give back by letting the fans completely determine the track list of his next release.
Brodanse drop ‘The Ride’ featuring Cari Golden today on Danse Club Records. Following on from Drew Hill’s ‘Talk To You’ which saw major support from the likes of James Zabiela, Gorgon City and Pete Tong in securing his ‘Essential New Tune’, Danse Club Records gets into its 15th release with the head honchos themselves; Brodanse.
Oliver Heldens releases ‘THIS’, his new collaboration with Sander van Doorn, out on Monday 6 October via DOORN Records. With his breakout year going well, Oliver delivers one of his biggest songs to date as he continues to push dance music with his deep, groove-driven big-room style.
Although Dutch producer Man Without A Clue has been around for well over a decade, it has only been over the last few years that his career has progressed to the next level. During that time the reaction he has received with his productions has been fantastic.
Jaguar Skills hooks up with Chords and Matti Roots for his next release, ‘Lust’, forthcoming on RAM Records. The vocal of Matti really brings light to the seasonal feel this track creates, as an arpeggio of notes underpins each high-hitting voice crescendo. Bright but not without substance, Chords’ production style is also instantly recognisable.
Hardwell has been put forward for nomination in this year’s MTV’s European Music Awards. Competing in the categories for the ‘Best Dutch Act’, ‘Best World Stage Performance’ and ‘Best Electronic Act’, it’s an indicator of how his sound has grown during these past few years.
Forza Horizon 2 is just weeks away and will ship with more than 200 cars all built from the ground up on Xbox One, and as is the case with all Forza games, it will be constantly updated with new content. Beginning on 3 October, to coincide with the game’s release, a brand new pack for the game will be released: the Forza Horizon 2 Launch Bonus Car Pack.
Guy J’s Lost & Found crosses over the Atlantic to New York City where rBrian Cid resides and works in his studio in the East Village. With residencies at some of NYC’s finest clubs – Pacha, Output, Sankeys and Cielo – this young DJ/producer/mix engineer is the definition of a multi-talented and ambitious music professional.
As one of the longest running techno mix series the Cocoon compilation family entails the likes of Sven Vath, Extrawelt, Ricardo Villalobos, DJ Koze, Steve Bug, Henrik Schwarz and Michael Mayer to name a few. For 2014 the annual compilation series moves up to letter N and as ever the 12 track selection features some fresh talent alongside some of the bigger household players.
Morcheeba, possibly the most groove orientated act that defined a generation. The distinct mix of Skye Edwards' fluid vocals and laid-back mix of fusion, funk and blues created a trip hop band with a difference, pioneering a whole new wave of music. Skye, with brothers Paul and Ross Godfrey, created a body of work that feels as relevant and fresh as it ever did, even after nearly 20 years, eight studio albums and seven million album sales.
‘Unfinished Business Volume 2’ from Luke Solomon again unearths rare tracks and previously unavailable records from the likes of JM Jackmaster, Nail, Chez Damier, Louie Vega and plenty more. Along with his recently re-launched Business As Usual: Live from the Washhouse radio show, the compilation sees Solomon acting as informed selector for the mix.
November 16th sees the return of Wretch 32 with his brand new single ‘6 Words’ taken from his upcoming new album due early next year. ‘6 Words’ showcases Wretch’s ability to combine beats with intelligent, heartfelt lyrics. Produced by SOS and additional production by Wilkinson (Ram Records), the track is heavily infused with UK D&B sounds and a gentle guitar riff which cradles Wretch’s poignant sung vocal; the amalgamation is an authentic, uplifting track.
Rockstar Games® recently announced that Grand Theft Auto V® will arrive on the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One on 18 November 2014, with the PC version to follow on January 27, 2015. The game will feature a range of major visual and technical upgrades to make Los Santos and Blaine County more immersive than ever. In addition to increased draw distances and higher resolution, players can expect a range of additions and improvements.
The Rainbow Venues get set for their A Decade of Music event, which kicks off this Friday; its biggest and best series of parties in the venue’s ten-year history. This run has been curated and programmed to showcase some top acts in electronic music across its selection of clubbing spaces. Nowadays, The Rainbow is spread over eight venues, ranging from cosy, intimate spaces, right through to vast, open plan industrial warehouses, including basements, gardens, factories and high tech venues with 3D mapping.
Andy C has unveiled his new single, ‘Heartbeat Loud’ featuring Fiora, his first release since signing to Atlantic Records. The track was premiered on Radio 1 as Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record’ and can currently be heard via Andy’s Soundcloud.
FUSE will be making their debut appearance at the Amsterdam Dance Event, following on from a season of parties on the White Isle. The UK based imprint and event series will be throwing a party on Wednesday 15 October at the city’s Undercurrent, a glass warehouse situated behind the Central station.
Lowtemp label head Gramatik has teamed up with PledgeMusic, a direct-to-fan music platform, to feature Cinematik, a bundle consisting of three brand new projects that will include never before seen short films and music. Founded in 2009, PledgeMusic has possibly become one of the leading and direct-to-fan music platforms around.
Having just released his 'Polaroid Beats 01' and concluded a large amount of summer gigs, Italian house DJ/producer and Snatch! label boss, Riva Starr is back for more with a three track release titled 'The Sound EP' on DFTD.
Benny Benassi will be headlining Ministry of Sound’s 23rd Birthday celebrations on Saturday 20 September 2014. The techno and electro house producer from Milan, has found fame around the world with a string of high-profile remixes and collaborations with the likes of David Bowie, Madonna, Kelis, Public Enemy and Skrillex, following his international hit single ‘Satisfaction’.
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) recently announced that the playable demo of EA SPORTS™ FIFA 15* is available to download for PC, Xbox One® and Xbox 360® games and entertainment systems from Microsoft for Xbox Live® Gold members, and for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.
Jumping straight in on the No.1 spot on iTunes South Africa on day of release and already one of the most celebrated albums of 2014 in the motherland, house veteran DJ/producer Ralf GUM unleashes his third album, ‘In My City’, unto the rest of the world on his GOGO Music label. Moulded with his soulful, organic, afrcocentric signature sounds, the album is a tapestry of beautifully weaved songs and features local South African and international artists - established and upcoming.
The votes have all been counted and it's official: DJ Times magazine and Pioneer DJ recently announced that Markus Schulz has been voted America's Best DJ for 2014. This is the second time Markus has taken home the award—he also won in 2012 — and he’ll be taking over the honour from 2013 winner, Kaskade.
After the success of his ‘In Search Of Sunrise: Dubai’ compilation and then subsequent single, ‘Blast’, Richard Durand has joined production forces with US songstress Fisher for his latest release, ‘In Your Hands’. With a string of trance vocal credits to her name (including work with Thrillseekers, Moonbeam, Filo & Peri and Sean Tyas), US chanteuse Fisher should not be in need of an introduction.
British-Japanese producer, Maya Jane Coles, opens a new chapter in her career as she releases an EP in collaboration with British based duo GAPS; aka Rachel Butt and Ed Critchley. The ‘In Dark, In Day’ EP is out now on Beatport and available from all other outlets from 22 September via Maya’s own label; I/AM/ME. All four tracks on the EP are produced by Maya; with vocals delivered by Rachel. All the tracks on the EP were also co-written by the pair with the EP also featuring guitar work from both artists.
Those attending this month’s SSW4 can look forward to experiencing four rooms of music on 60K worth of sound system, savouring an A-list line up of international headliners at Preston's newest Weekender event. SSW4 takes place over the weekend of Friday 26 September through to Sunday 28 September at The Park Hall Hotel in Charnock Richard, 15 minutes from both Liverpool and Manchester airports and just off the M6, and should appeal to clubbers from all corners of the UK and beyond.
London Grammar have emerged as one of the most exciting international breakthrough acts to be seen in recent times. Winning an Ivor Novello award earlier this year for ‘Strong’ was proof of such innumerable success after their platinum debut album, ‘If You Wait’ sold over 450,000 copies in the UK alone.
Fresh from being named by Forbes as both the highest earning British musician as well as the #1 DJ in the world, Calvin Harris has just released his new single ‘Blame’. Featuring triple Brit Nominee and million plus selling British singer John Newman, the record creates possibly one of Cavin’s most exciting musical pairings to date.
Parra for Cuva and Anna Naklab’s version of Chris Isaak’s ‘Wicked Games’ has possibly been one of this year’s bubbling club anthems. A huge YouTube house hit, it’s had over 5.5 million combined views on the platform, with Soundcloud plays approaching 1.5 million. With a UK release on Epic and support from Radio 1, expect ‘Wicked Games’ to become an anthem for a new generation.
After many months in the studio, Slam get ready to unleash their latest artist album, ‘Reverse Proceed’. Out next month, the album captures where the two are at musically at the moment and is an extension of their unending fascination with all things Electronic. Lending their 22 years of experience to this new project, Slam have delved into the past for inspiration whilst simultaneously heralding future technologies in the production process.
After good pre-orders, Armin van Buuren’s new single ‘Hystereo’ entered the Dutch iTunes single charts at the #1 position. First available as an exclusive pre-order on iTunes as part of his upcoming mix album, ‘A State of Trance at Ushuaïa Ibiza 2014’, the song is released on all download and streaming services today.
One of the tracks of the summer, Ten Walls' ‘Walking With Elephants’, is set for release in the UK this coming Sunday 7 September. The video to mark its long-awaited release has been made by Nes, who is known for his work for Rudimental, Disclosure and M.I.A.
Few men in electronic music have built up a legacy as far-reaching and influential as Sven Väth has done with Cocoon. Sven uses the deep heritage of the brand to propel Cocoon into new areas with the same innovation, passion and hedonism he's always had.
After over a decade in the music industry, Toolroom Records is going back to its roots and reigniting its passion for house music. Over the past ten years, the label has signed and even discovered some big name artists; positioning itself as one of the leaders in an ever-changing industry, developing artists and evolving themselves. Now the label enters a new phase with #RESET.
Microsoft recently announced that Minecraft will enter the next generation tomorrow with the release of “Minecraft: Xbox One Edition”. Starting this Friday, players can purchase and download “Minecraft: Xbox One Edition” as either a full price game for £15.99 or as an upgrade from “Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition” for just £3.99.
Koolwaters return once again with another helping of house music courtesy of Jochen Simms. Having seen his Hotfingers release 'You’re Not Alone' (of Olive fame) sit inside the Beatport House top 5, Jochen aims to follow its success with ‘The First Time’.
For the first time in its history, Ultra Music Festival is introducing a minimum age of attendance to its flagship festival in Miami. Beginning with its 2015 edition, confirmed for 27, 28 and 29 March 2015 at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami, Ultra Music Festival will now only allow those aged 18 years and older to attend the event.
SMD recently announced that their new album 'Whorl' is available for streaming in its entirety on The New York Times website this week. The band also revealed that they will become XOYO in London’s fourth quarter residents of 2014, following on from Eats Everything, The 2 Bears and Jackmaster. The duo will take the mantle this October, bringing their Delicatessen curation to XOYO’s dancefloor.
Hardwell and W&W come together one more time for a brand new production and exclusive free download of their track, ‘The Dance Floor Is Yours.’ Born out of a late night studio sessions together in Holland, Hardwell first premiered the track at EDC 2013.
Known for its idyllic beaches, Mediterranean climates and hugely popular nightlife, Toolroom Records’ next destination in the 'Poolside' series is Croatia. The album features 32 euphoric, feel-good beats from Tube & Berger, Hackman, Chopstick & Johnjon, Harry Romero, Purple Disco Machine, FCL, Full Intention, Let The Machines Do The Work, Vanilla Ace, Kartell, Thee Cool Cats, Bearcubs, Kartel, DJ Anna and many more.
Hector Couto will be taking to the decks at Ministry of Sound for an exclusive B2B set with fellow Spanish DJ, Cuartero this Saturday 6 September. The Tenerife DJ’s sound has not stopped growing in popularity during his short but successful career, spinning sleak, well-crafted grooves that are full of energy and popular basslines.
Audiojack’s Gruuv label returns with a four-track package from David Pher, entitled ‘The Wanted’ and backed with a Philip Bader remix. Berlin, Germany based producer David Pher aka David Otterbein has made his mark over his five year standing in electronic music, kicking off his career with a split release alongside Two Armadillos via Tsuba, which led to cuts appearing on ViVa, Back & Forth and a collaborative remix with Andre Crom of DJ W!ld for OFF Recordings.
23-year-old producer/DJ, 3LAU, recently released ‘Somehow’ featuring Bright Lights, his new collaboration with DJ Dash Berlin. Out now via Armada Music on Dash Berlin’s album ‘We Are’, this release is 3LAU’s first foray into trance, and has already been well received by fans who heard the Hardwell On Air preview.
Techno outlet Drumcode recently announced the release of its next full-length album, ‘Satellite’, by Italian techno producer Sam Paganini. Though he has been active since the mid-90s, recent years have been successful for Sam, with techno EPs coming on labels such as Riche Hawtin’s Plus8, Sven Vath’s Cocoon and Adam Beyer’s Drumcode.
Kenneth Bager is taking his Music For Dreams event back to Sir Rocco in Playa D’en Bossa for a three-day free festival starting this Friday 5 September until Sunday 7 September. A mix of special guest DJs are lined-up for the occasion, who will be channeling the sounds of house, Balearic, and chilled beats every day until nightfall.