After an apparent successful event last year, Exit and Ministry of Sound join forces again to create another party on Saturday 20 June. Headlining the night will be Simian Mobile Disco, joined by Kim Ann Foxman, wAFF and SE7EN in the main room, The Box. James Ford and Jas Shaw aka Simian Mobile Disco burst onto the scene with their 2007 album ‘Attack Decay Sustain Release’, which garnered rave reviews and established SMD as credible purveyors of electronic music.
Bestival’s overseas baptism is fast approaching, taking place on 12-13 June on Toronto Island, Canada. The event has all manner of mayhem going on including madness from Newmindspace, the creators of International Pillow Fight Day, who will be ambushing the unsuspecting with Bubble Battle Flash Mobs, plus there will be a troupe of dancers, The Mystical Eclipse Clan, holding court at the Bollywood Temple and dancing around the rest of Bestival.
Following the release of his most recent track ‘Intoxicated’ earlier this year, Martin Solveig now returns with his next piece of music, ‘+1’, which features Sam White. Now available to stream in full following a recent first play on Pete Tong’s iBBC Radio 1 show, the track will be released on 8 June via Spinnin’ Records. The track finds Solveig blending dance heavy, synth-laden rhythms with Sam White’s catchy, pop-infused vocal hooks, to deliver a record that nods to both old-school and future house traditions.
The festival season in Scotland gets underway today with The Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival which should see 8,000 clubbers descend on Glasgow for possibly Scotland’s biggest electronic dance festival. Taking place at Glasgow’s award winning Riverside Museum, the event finds an international line-up which includes Cocoon’s Sven Väth and Ricardo Villalobos plus exclusive Riverside sets from the likes of Siriusmodeselektor - the combination of Siriusmo and Modeselektor – who are only touring once making it a Scottish exclusive.
Following last year's ‘Silicon’, Danny Daze releases his second EP for Ultramajic, ‘Dual’. Of Cuban descent and raised in Miami, Daze grew up steeped in b-boy culture before beginning his exploration into the electronic music realms. Apparently praised for his diversity, his vision is to break sonic boundaries, whilst preserving music's integrity, both in the studio and behind the decks.
The latest remix package of Art Department’s Natural Selection album, sees DJ Tennis and Chaim rework ‘Walls’. The start of 2015 has become a big time for Art Department with Kenny Glasgow recently departing to focus on solo projects and Jonny White stepping up to take on the AD mantle alone, kicking off with a brand new compilation album for fabric. Exciting new directions for both parties sit against the backdrop of the still very much active sophomore Art Department album, ‘Natural Selection’, which saw the duo pick up plaudits from the likes of Rolling Stone, Mixmag and Clash Music to name but a few. Key tracks from the LP have been handed to some of the hottest producers around, the results of which are being released on No.19 through 2015.
Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, recently embraced the People of Tomorrow, saying “let’s work as one towards dignity for all.” This message was engraved on a wooden board and mounted as part of One World Project, the 600m long bridge at the recreational domain De Schorre, designed by Arne Quinze. The permanent bridge is also a piece of art within the Tomorrowland venue. The meeting occurred in Brussels, Belgium with Michiel and Manu Beers, the founder-brothers of Tomorrowland, which is possibly the world’s most popular festival held annually in Belgium, Brazil and the USA. The international festival franchise also brings music fans together to celebrate unity. In the US, TomorrowWorld occurs each September on 8,000 acres of rolling hills and forestland outside Atlanta, GA. The American event alone last year brought together 160,000 people together onsite, with a live-stream that apparently received more viewers than any entertainment event in the US (23M).
After breakthrough releases on the likes of Ultra, Spinnin’ and Monstercat, as well as DJ Mag Top 100 placements in 2012 and 2013, Project 46 have returned to unveil their new release on Ultra Music. ‘Beautiful (It Hurts)’ is the first single from their highly anticipated debut album.
As summer approaches and temperatures rise, Nite Grooves release their fifth instalment of ‘A Long Hot Summer’, with the first being compiled and mixed by Balearic producer Kiko Navarro and subsequent yearly comps by Chris Brann (Ananda Project, Wamdue Project, P'Taah). Brazilian DJ Meme and San Francisco’s Julius Papp. This time the honours go to former Basement Boy DJ Spen. With a career spanning over 20 years and releases on labels such as Quantize Recordings, Room Control, Defected, King Street Sounds and Nite Grooves, Spen has consistently delivered the highest quality original music and DJ sets from the US to Europe and beyond!
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs’ label Nice Age has just dropped the ‘Tokyo’ EP, featuring three house cuts from New York producer MANIK. Since its inception in 2011 Nice Age has hosted the likes of Radio Slave, Krankbrothers and Swick and now American producer MANIK, known for work on the likes of Ovum, Culprit and Black Butter, has been called in for the label’s ninth release.
'For The Love of House Volume Eight’ is the latest instalment in the series of classic house compilations selected by Defected’s Simon Dunmore and Classic Music Company’s Luke Solomon. For The Love of House is all about classic, soulful and genre-defining house, with this latest edition featuring tracks from influential artists and iconic labels alike, including artists such as Roger Sanchez, Dennis Ferrer, Reel People, Arthur Baker and many more.
Tiga follows 2014’s breakout electronic music track ‘Bugatti’ with ‘Jam #1’, the second track from his and Boys Noize’s ‘100’ release. ‘Jam #1’ recently premiered via The Fader and on Radio 1 via B. Traits, and can be streamed alongside ‘100’ from Tiga’s Soundcloud page. Despite a long entwined history since their days as label-mates on Gigolo Records, Tiga and Boys Noize have remixed each other, DJ'd back-to-back, even worked on the same motion picture together (Ivory Tower), but these are the first studio collaborations between the two. Fittingly, this release on Turbo Recordings follow the Boys Noize Records’ 10 year celebrations, where the pair headlined a series of five shows together.
Armada Music recently announced a brand new joint venture with producer duo Third Party. Together, they have launched a new label imprint, going by the name of Release Records. Back in 2010, Third Party’s single ‘Release’ cleared their way to the top, leading to a collaboration with Steve Angello and their Ultra Music debut ‘Thank You’. With subsequent remix duties for Swedish House Mafia, Tiësto, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Sigma’s UK number 1 hit ‘Nobody To Love’, the duo earned lots of exposure.
After an inaugural run in the summer of 2014, Moonrise Festival - Baltimore’s only electronic music festival – returns to the Pimlico Race Course on Saturday 8 August and Sunday 9 August. Festival founders Steez Promo and Glow DC have upped the ante this year with a lineup that traverses the dance music map. Joining festival headliners Bassnectar (Saturday) and Above & Beyond (Sunday) are the likes of Big Gigantic, Datsik, Dillon Francis, Die Antwoord, The Glitch Mob, Porter Robinson (Live), Zeds Dead, Bakermat, Thomas Jack, What So Not, Yellowclaw, Zomboy and more.
Glasgow based DJ/producer Jasper James releases ‘ZTRK1’ on Matt Tolfrey’s Leftroom records, featuring a remix from Skream. 24-year old Jasper’s debut production dropped on Optimo Trax in 2014 to support from the likes of Bicep, Eats Everything, Skream and Jackmaster while, as a DJ, he has quickly developed a strong reputation with shows at venues including Fabric, Warehouse Project and Space.
Judge Jules returns to Eden in Ibiza with Judgement Fridays for its 15th season. 2015 has been a year of change for the Judge with a brand new image and a fresh sound that aims to put the Judgement brand at the forefront of the San Antonio nightlife this summer. Pushing a music policy that combines some of the biggest talent in dance music, Judge Jules has hand-picked a team that plans to begin each weekend in style.
As the first UK club night to take residence in Ibiza over 20 years ago, Cream is joining forces with Ushuaïa to bring Creamfields to the White Island. Saturday 1 August will see Creamfields Ibiza take over Playa D’en Bossa spreading itself across the Ushuaïa Complex including Ushuaïa Club, Hard Rock Hotel and the Ushuaïa Tower.
Ghost Games™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio, recently announced the return of Need for Speed™ in a full reboot of this storied franchise. The game ‘delivers on what the fans want, and what Need for Speed stands for - deep customisation, authentic urban car culture, a nocturnal open world, and an immersive narrative that pulls you through the game’.
‘Dear Life’ is the first single to be taken from Claptone’s debut album coming later this year via Different Recordings, the electronic imprint of PIAS. The track is the next chapter for Claptone and the second glimpse of his first full-length set for release in Autumn 2015. He’s starting to go from strength to strength of late, following an acclaimed BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, a Beatport chart-topping remix of Gregory Porter and a live show at the Miami Ultra Music Festival.
It’s the most important event on the Colours clubbers calendar and it returns to the Braehead Arena & Waterfront in Glasgow two weeks today, Saturday 6 June. Coloursfest is Scotland’s longest running dance event and has been at the forefront of combining big name DJs with a mad atmosphere since its launch in 2002, bringing together thousands of clubbers and some of clubland’s key brands.
After the success of last year’s shows, Solomun is back at Ibiza’s Destino with six more dates alongside some of his close friends and peers. Solomon also has a residency at Pacha that sees him play with his choice of one DJ, but at Destino he will play with his special choice of live act.
The Gruuv imprint delivers a remix package this Mondayfeaturing DJ W!ld, Brett Johnson and David Mayer interpretations of tracks from Audiojack’s recently released ‘Psychonautics’ EP. Just before Gruuv starts its run of 5 Years EPs the label delivers a remix package of Audiojack’s ‘Pscyhonautics’ EP which picked up support from the likes of Roman Fluegel, Dusky, Huxley and Loco Dice. Here the label enlist the talents of three electronic music producers, namely Catwash main man DJ W!ld, Keinemusik’s David Mayer and Classic’s Brett Johnson.
After several months of planning Moda Black front men Jaymo & Andy George and Sidney Charles finally managed to wrap-up their first collaborative EP - the results are a combination of both parties production styles. Raw, driving and full of energy, this is a two track EP aimed at the clubs. ‘Caution Your Blast’ is a stripped back track that sits somewhere between house and techno.
Sander van Doorn hits The Gallery at Ministry of Sound tomorrow, Friday 22 May, following a four-year absence. SvD returns to the club he has been closely associated with down the years, specifically to join in the The Gallery’s 20th Anniversary celebrations for a belated birthday bash.
Kittball’s Juliet Sikora drops her debut solo EP ‘Larrys Garage’ on Kittball next week. Celebrating 10 years, Tube & Berger’s Kittball imprint can reflect on some big releases with all of its artists commanding a constant ubiquity in the Beatport charts. The label’s success is largely responsible to Juliet Sikora, who pours her heart and soul into the imprint on a daily basis - both behind the scenes and as a producer.
What do Lone, Tom Middleton, Orbital, Frank De Wulf, Kraak & Smaak, Prok & Fitch, Commie, Cubic 22, NSFW, Pirate Jams, Jeremy Olander and quite a few more have in common? Answer – they have all done re-works of evergreen rave classic ‘Kinetic’ by Golden Girls. So it’s a brave man or lady who steps up to take this on but new Brighton producer AOTOA has put his own definitive spin on the track.
Robbie Rivera aims to bring the heat this summer with his latest production and return to Ultra Music titled ‘The Scream’, which is now available on Beatport, and all other retailers 2 June. The track is a hypnotising, groovy house number, which should be idea for both a pool party or in the dark after hours.
After many months of big nights in Miami, New York, London and Paris, the Music On family is ready to return to its summer home, the world famous Amnesia Ibiza, on Friday 5 June 2015. In its fourth season Music On stays true to its love affair with music, and joining commander-in-chief Marco Carola will be Paco Osuna, Joseph Capriati, Leon, Hector, Nathan Barato, Stacey Pullen, Bill Patrick, Re-Up, Ryan Crosson and Shaun Reeves.
As Sankeys approaches its fifth season in Ibiza, it welcomes a new brand to its underground hub by the name of Fix. Every Friday night from 22 May, Fix will reside in Spektrum (room 2) bringing to the floor the hot new talent in house and techno, including summer residents CamelPhat, Felon, De$ignated, Applebottom, Kydus plus special guests and Ibiza resident DJs to be announced.
On Sunday 31 May at 4:30PM, Space Ibiza will open its doors to welcome thousands of people who arrive to the White Island with the same goal, to dance together in one of the most anticipated parties of the year. The dance halls of the club at Playa d’en Bossa will be equipped with Funktion One and Pioneer DJ sound systems, in addition to professional lighting managed by Martin. As always, the Flight Club, which is one of the most impressive areas of Space Ibiza, will be set up and Ultra Music Festival will take over the Main Room. DJ Mag will take over the covered Terrace and elrow Ibiza will occupy the Sunset Terrace. El Salón and the Primere Étage will also be open, completing a total of six rooms.
DJ, producer and Grammy winner, Tiësto, surprised the dance music world recently with the release of his new mix album, ‘CLUBLIFE Vol 4: New York City’ [Musical Freedom/Republic Records/Casablanca Records]. This release follows on the heels of three editions in the series inspired by Las Vegas, Miami and Stockholm, respectively. The fourth installment in the series is inspired by New York City - one of the world’s greatest cities and a place instrumental to the development of dance music culture as we know it.
Carl Cox and Safehouse Management complete their line-up with the recent final announcement of who’s playing the last four weeks of Music Is Revolution – The Next Phase. Joining the line-up for the final weeks are: 1 September - Adam Beyer, Carl Craig and another appearance from Yousef in the main room, whilst John Digweed, Reboot and Victor Calderone look after the covered terrace. 8 September sees Nina Kraviz and Carlo Lio join Carl in the Discoteca, with Marco Carola, Guy J and Elio Riso on the terrace. 15 September’s main room is Carl, Pan-Pot and Intec’s Jon Rundell and Circus take over the terrace with sets from Bristol bass music maestro Eats Everything, Yousef and David Glass. And finally the closing party on 22 September, ending the season in style with Carl, Loco Dice and tINI and on the terrace, DJ Sneak, Monika Kruse and Just Be.
Arcadia Spectacular and their mechanical spider, built in Bristol from 50 tonnes of recycled military hardware, are set to land in Bristol's central Queen's Square on the 4th and 5th September. This will be Arcadia's first ever city-centre event, fusing innovative music, circus, sculpture, special effects and huge scale, recycled biofuel pyrotechnics to deliver a big weekend on home-turf.
Roger Sanchez, fresh from reigniting his S-Man alias in 2014, returns to his Undr The Radr imprint with ‘New Evolution’ alongside Tom Flynn and Cevin Fisher. Sanchez’s S-Man alias, kicked off in 1994 so Roger could pursue ‘dark, dirty, straight dance floor tracks’, has given house some iconic tracks in ‘Time 2 Stop’ and ‘Rhumba’ while Cevin Fisher is held in similar regard by scholars of 4:4 beats.
Glasgow Underground have enlisted Vince Watson to deliver three sleek, melodic remixes of Kiko Navarro’s 2006 cut, ‘Siempre’. Originally released on Pacha Recordings, ‘Siempre’ is a Balearic house track which, according to GU founder Kevin McKay, suits Vince Watson remixes down to a T. Watson has been busy over the last two decades, yet his career could possibly be currently at its strongest. Over the last year he has released on the likes of Bedrock, Cocoon, Poker Flat, Planet E and Yoruba – as well as providing Ovum’s 250th release as the label celebrated its 20th Anniversary.
Picking up from where ‘Vapourspace’ left off, Sasha returns to Last Night On Earth with another production entitled ‘Ether’. ‘Ether’ is another release that sits within the catalogue of productions that Sasha has constructed. Staying true to the production technique and style that Sasha has been trademarked with, the track is another drivingly percussive track that may sound out through the speakers of clubs and festivals throughout the globe.
The line-up for Glitterbox was recently revealed. The weekly Friday at Space Ibiza opens its doors on 12 June, running for 16 weeks until the closing party on 25 September. The artists announced include Hercules & Love Affair, Todd Terje, Julio Bashmore and Fatboy Slim who’ll appear together with a host of Glitterbox residents Joey Negro, Dimitri From Paris, Horse Meat Disco and Simon Dunmore. An extended cast that includes Louie Vega, Tensnake, Breakbot, Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry, Aeroplane, Juan MacLean, The Revenge, David Morales, Kings Of Tomorrow, Claudio Coccoluto, Norman Jay, John Morales, FCL, Tim Deluxe, Lovebirds, DJ Pippi, Smokin’ Jo, Heller & Farley, Mousse T, The Shapeshifters, Luke Solomon, Purple Disco Machine, Copyright, DJ Antz, Mr Doris and Mo’ Funk, will all make guest appearances over the season.
Dutch DJ/producer Nicky Romero – real name Nick Rotteveel – has teamed up with one of his favourite fashion labels to launch his very own capsule collection in association with Dutch fashion brand Vive L’Homme. Having previously worked with Vive L’Homme’s founder Timothy Wattimena for his merchandise line, Romero has taken the opportunity to take this collaboration one step further, working together to create a more high-end collection of pieces.
The first edition of the Fused Electronica Weekend was recently announced. The event will be presented by Moving on Music, curated by Phil Kieran and will bring some of the best electronic music to Belfast over three days in June. This first year presents a line-up featuring Andrew Weatherall, Grumbling Fur Phil Kieran and Perc, bringing together techno, electric pop, visuals and live elements.
HYTE recently announced their summer plans for Ibiza. The global event series continues to build on the foundations laid in Berlin, New York, Amsterdam and Barcelona with an 18 week residency at Amnesia in Ibiza.
Label founder Max Chapman delivers four energetic house cuts in ‘Killa Sound’ EP on his Resonance Records imprint this week. Resonance Records has been releasing dancefloor focused house since its inception in 2012, with the likes of No Artificial Colours, Waifs & Strays, Dale Howard, wAFF, DJ W!ld and Anek all making appearances on the roster.
Together and Defected have confirmed final line ups ahead of their Amnesia opening party on Tuesday 9 June, with Defected In The House hosting the terrace for the 16 week residency. The opening party features residents Chase & Status and GotSome joined by Sigma and Andy C in the Main Room, whilst the Terrace will see MK return under the Defected In The House banner, joined by Oliver Dollar, Noir, Sam Divine, Sonny Fodera, Franky Rizardo and Simon Dunmore.
Tribal Sessions is back for 2015 at Sankeys Ibiza’s flagship night, offering up 30 Ibiza debuts from their phase one announcement, alongside their residents. The night is built around two weekly residents, firstly Greg Vickers young protege, Jozef K and Ibicenco Manu Gonzalez. Greek house and techno DJ Argy will also be joining the team this summer. He has released albums and singles and shows no signs of slowing down. Argy performs 12 shows in the LAB.
Pete Dafeet unleashes the first single, 'Wife', taken from his debut album 'The Root, The Soul', dropping in June. Forthcoming on his own Lost My Dog Records, 'Wife' is a slab of piano house, loaded with a hook laced with early-90s Balearic Ibizan vibes. Nacho Marco’s remix adds steel to the original as TR-303 and 909 join forces to drive energy levels skywards. The package also features the album title track 'The Root, The Soul' which comes with Dafeet synthology and a dreamy vocal that glides over a groovy house beat.
Following a summer that saw the Dutchman complete his debut residency on the island of Ibiza, the Revealed Recordings head honcho Hardwell now returns to Ushuaïa Ibiza for another season with his exclusive show – Hardwell’s Carnival! He will appear every Tuesday for 12 weeks and his team have been busy working on choosing an array of A-list artists and emerging new talent for this year’s season, with full line-up details to be announced very soon.
The Carnival concept combines the festivities of dance, culture, costumes and music, surrounded by stilt walkers, masquerades and carnage-creators.
This week saw Kerri Chandler’s MadTech records offer up the ‘MadTech 02 - Ibiza’ compilation, comprising 26 tracks from possibly some of the most hotly tipped acts in contemporary electronic music. The MadTech imprint has been running since 2012 and can boast material from the likes of Citizen, South London Ordnance, Applebottom and Josh Butler across its catalogue.
TomorrowWorld announced today that two-time #1 DJ in the world, Hardwell, will be the first headliner of the festival's third edition. After the 2015 stage curators announcement was made earlier this year, Hardwell is confirmed to be headlining his own Revealed Stage at this year's festival and is the first of 13 headliners that will be announced ahead of the festival's entire lineup.
Café Mambo in Ibiza recently announced the line up for its 21st anniversary year opening party, which will feature John Digweed, Jason Bye, Andy Baxter, Pete Gooding, Dee Montero, and Danny’O this Friday 15 May. The venue will once again be hosting some of the biggest pre-parties this year, with line-ups to be announced soon. The venue has been holding parties since 1994 and hosted its first BBC Radio 1 Weekend the following year. With DJ line-ups, mixed with food, cocktails and the world famous sunset, it is estimated the outdoor area has hosted as many as 23 million passers by during its tenure.
Welsh singer, songwriter and producer Rachel K Collier showcases her production and vocal skills with an impromptu bootleg of Years & Years’ number one 'King'.
With the latest addition of DJs, STRAF_WERK festival recently announced its complete line up. After presenting artists such as Jamie Jones and Hendrik Schwartz, the program is now complete adding Hot Since 82, Julio Bashmore, Aime Edge & DANCE and Skeam. On 22 August, Sportpark Riekerhaven shall set the scene for the third edition of the festival. Just like the previous year, the event has chosen to provide four stages: each stage with its own divers programming and musical character.
Pier Jam and Cream recently announced the second in their series of all-day summer parties, taking place on Blackpool Pier. On Saturday 18 July, MK takes centre stage with other headliners such as Oliver Dollar, Dusky, Tough Love, DJ SKT and Alex Adair ensuring that Pier Jam continues with its aim to deliver the best all day parties for real house music fans this summer. With two outdoor and two indoor arenas, a possible 3500 clubbers will enjoy dance music from 2.30pm until 11pm, while soaking up the sea air and possible sunshine vibes.
Armada Music recently announced the launch of Chased Management, a new division within Dutch record company Armada Music. The management company currently represents Blasterz, Calvo, Krono, Mark Sixma, Simon Valente and Years, in addition to new signings Andrew Rayel, Dave Winnel and Sandro Silva. According to Maykel Piron, Chased Management has been created to obtain the top spot in the management branch within Dance Music.
Armada Music recently announced the signing of English DJ/producer Michael Woods and his label Diffused Music. The first release of the label under Armada’s wings will be Michael’s very own single ‘Overflowing’. Armada and Michael have already been working closely together for some time, resulting in singles that saw their release on Armada this year: Michael Woods’ records ‘Tequila Nites’ and ‘Slice Of Life’. Diffused Music was founded in 2008 and aimed at finding and nurturing new talent.
Spanning 20,000 square feet, Space introduces its yin-and-yang weekends that could provide entertainment and the musical backdrop for all walks of life. Comprising a multi-level main room, a lounge, and a rooftop terrace boasting panoramic views of the West Side skyline, Space Ibiza | New York aims to be your weekend destination, all summer long. On Friday nights, Space amps things up with big-room acts including Dutch DJ Sidney Samson, who is most known for his smash hit ‘Riverside’ and tracks ‘Move, Magic’ (with Yves-V), ‘Thunderbolt’ (with Justin Prime) and ‘Torrent’ (with Martin Garrix), and Deniz Koyu, the Turkish/German progressive house DJ responsible for tracks like ‘Tung!’, ‘Bong’ and ‘Sonic’.
Estonian Merimell joins Desolat with his four-track EP that aims to push the boundaries of the house and techno genre. With nods to moombahton and trap, the ‘Cyber Seduction’ EP should pique the interest of those looking for something a little different.
After a 10 year wait, Grammy award-winning DJ/producer Paul van Dyk has finally unveiled the next edition, ‘The Politics of Dancing 3.’ Bringing his ‘Politics’ concept into the new decade with a fresh new approach, van Dyk aims to reflect the evolution of the way in which music is made today, focusing on artistic collaborations to form his long-awaited seventh artist album. Taking shape over the course of the last three years, ‘The Politics of Dancing 3’ has been a labour of love that has seen Paul invite the talents of 23 producers, singers and song-writers into his studio, working alongside each other to create an album that simultaneously compliments and rivals its predecessors.
Vagabundos makes a comeback to Ibiza in 2015, taking over the Terrace at Space Ibiza every Sunday starting 7 June until 27 September. Regarded by some as one of the most successful and breakthrough parties ever to grace the White Island, the event will heat up the dancefloors in clubland once again with Luciano and his traveling gang of music gypsies ready to bring some fire in the Balearic nightlife.
After the release of ‘Take Me There’, British-Japanese producer Maya Jane Coles returns with her dark and dubby, bass-driven alter ego Nocturnal Sunshine and the second single ‘Believe’ feat. Chelou. Not much is known of newcomer Chelou, whose vocals feature on the second installment of singles, and even the origin of the name is uncertain. Essentially, it’s French slang for mysterious or unknown – a child-like, pig-Latin inversion of ‘louche.
US-based duo Gabriel & Dresden are to spin their own music all night long at 13 stops across North America this summer, with 27 gigabytes of music, 13 tour dates and 6+ hours of self-produced classics. Taking you back to a time of sentimental music and open-to-close sets, the duo embark on their Classics Only Tour starting 16 May in Portland, hitting major cities throughout North America this summer.
The Gallery at London's Ministry of Sound welcomes DJ duo Nervo on Friday 15 May for their debut. Australian twin sisters, Mim and Liv Nervo regularly top the Beatport chart and are
established producer and songwriters in their own right. They are also regulars at events such as Ultra WMC, Tomorrowland, Lolopolooza, Creamfields and other shows across the globe. Their
energetic and wide-ranging performances are in tune with The Gallery’s musical philosophy.
Ever since their first international signing back in 2002, Egyptian DJ/producers Aly & Fila, have continued to release top music. Now, following their recent chill out album which saw them reworking their own tracks into a more chilled, downtempo style, the Cairo based combo are back doing what they like doing best, entertaining trance fans around the world with their brand of uplifting music.
Clubbers heading to Ibiza this summer can get all the latest club news and gossip from a new App that was recently launched by Pukka Up. Available on Android and Apple smartphones and tablets, the App also offers music to download and Pukka Up features including Speedy Boarding passes for all Pukka Up ticket holders.
The Chemical Brothers recently announced ‘Go’, the lead single from their forth-coming album 'Born In The Echoes'. The album was announced last week with 'Sometimes I Feel So Deserted', a dance track which had one million streams in just four days and hit number one on the trending Shazam chart. 'Go' sees them collaborate once again with A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip, with whom they previously worked on the Grammy award winning single 'Galvanize'.
Following the 17th edition of Ultra Music Festival Miami earlier this year, which welcomed some of the biggest stars on the planet including surprise performances by Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Usher and Diddy, tickets for the 2016 edition are now on sale. For those who were lucky enough to have registered prior to 4 May, the opportunity to be at the 2016 edition is now here with a limited quantity of tickets on sale at a discounted price.
Axwell & Ingrosso, fresh from their set at Ultra Music Festival main stage and closing out Coachella's Outdoor Theatre to one of the largest crowds of both weekends, are all set for the summer ahead. Their summer track ‘Sun Is Shining’ has been synced to the global Summer Starts Now campaign for Swedish fashion house H&M.
Household name Riva Starr teams up with long time friend Santos to make their debut on the Hot Creations, featuring original Chicago legend DJ Pierre and accompanied by a Davide Squillace remix. Capturing the essence of Ibiza, title track ‘Fallin’ on You’ hits with tribal percussions and a heady groove. David Squillace picks up the pace with his remix and Riva Starr teams up with DJ Pierre for ‘Acid Train’, a funked-up ride of sonic sounds.
Autumn 2015 will mark 10 years of The Warehouse Project. The full season will run from the end of September until 1 January with WHP marking this milestone with some extra shows and highlights along the way. The first of these will take place in July, with two 1800 capacity events at Manchester's Mayfield Depot. These shows have been commissioned and produced collaboratively by The Warehouse Project and Manchester International Festival who are also celebrating ten years in the city this summer.
Making waves since the release of his debut single, ‘Gecko’, Oliver Heldens has gone on to possibly become one of the hottest names in the industry. Given the opportunity to mix the latest installment of Musical Freedom Radio, Oliver pays homage to the spirit of the past by opting for an hour of ‘70s-influenced disco jams.
Carl Cox and Safehouse Management recently confirmed the second phase of their summer line up for Music is Revolution – The Next Phase. On 4 August there will be another appearance from Bristol’s Eats Everything, along with Matthias Tanzmann, Sasha, Terminal M label boss Monika Kruse and Andrea Olivia. 11 August features BBC Radio 1’s Heidi, Marco Bailey, Yousef and Lewis Boardman.
Miami’s Jesse Perez returns to the I’m A House Gangster stable bringing with him a box of club cuts. ‘This Ain’t No Rave EP’ comes armed with three bass charged bullets; the title track is a straight up slab of bass house, backed with pressure beats, toying with a Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock classic ‘It Takes Two’ sample to effect. ‘Too Many DJs, Not Enough Hoes’ is a hip-house tinged groover, which tips its hat to the old skool, and is a prime example of Jesse’s cut up sample wizardry. Finishing off the package is the incessant groove of ‘Learn How To Spin’ - lyrically giving a small dig to the laptop autopilot DJ generation, this track builds with Latin tinged percussive beats that give way to a bouncing bass lick.
Speaking Minds return to Aeon with their first EP on the label, after an appearance as remixers on Dodi Palese’s ‘Black Drop Effects’. This release starts off with ‘JSB’, an hypnotic affair enhanced by delayed synths creeping out of the background. The constant darkness in harmonies and pads takes the listener through a well thought out progression. ‘Yaoundé’ continues on this melancholic vibe, while bringing forward a more cinematic and even more chilling side from the Italian producers’ music.