Tuesday, 31 May 2011

THE COUNT & SINDEN - MEGA MEGA REMIX DJ MIX...

The Count & Sinden, Mega Mega Remix
Having emerged from a smoke filled warehouse to deliver their acclaimed debut album, the genre mashing ‘Mega Mega Mega’, The Count & Sinden take their work back underground with the release of ‘Mega Mega Remix’, a completely new version of the album remixed by some of today’s most exciting new producers.

The original’s riotous mish-mash of global beats, bass, rave stabs and massive pop hooks was one of 2010’s most exciting debuts featuring guest turns from the likes of Katy B, Mystery Jets, Rye Rye and Bashy. Now ‘Mega Mega Remix’ repeats the trick employing the likes of Canblaster, Lone, XXXy, Krystal Klear, D1 and Hot City to retool the album for dancefloors from Dalston to Rio.

This DJ Mix is provided courtesy of Sinden and gives you a preview of some of the tracks from the forthcoming ‘Mega Mega Remix’. Tracklisting below.

The Count & Sinden - Mega Mega Remix, DJ Mix by DominoRecordCo

‘Mega Mega Remix’ is released 1st August 2011. Single ‘Future’ is released 25th July 2011.

Tracklist:

The Count & Sinden – Afterdark (Krystal Klear Remix)
Monarchy – I Won’t Let Go (Myd & Sam Tiba Remix)
A1 Bassline – Falsehood
The Count & Sinden – Hardcore Girls (D1 Remix)
The Count & Sinden – This Is Not A Game
Brenmar – Let Me Know
The Count & Sinden – Future (Canblaster Remix)
The Count & Sinden – Elephant 1234 (Hot City Remix)
Mele & DJ Skeet Skeet – Untitled
DJ Gregory & Gregor Salto – Paris Luanda
The Count & Sinden – Panther
The Count & Sinden – Mega (Equator VIP Remix)
The Count & Sinden – Desert Rhythm (Xxxy Remix)

(source- www.friedmylittlebrain.com)

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Snowbombing dates for 2012 announced...

Snowbombing, 2012
No sooner have the lovely people at the legendary Volvo Snowbombing shattered the minds of thousands of party loving, snowboarding-obsessed thrill seekers at their festival, that the giant has just announced its dates for 2012!

One of the biggest ski resort's in the world is taken over, every year, for a week-long celebration of fun, good times and a perfect blend of adrenaline sports by day and raving by night.

The dates for the 2012 event will be 9th -14th April. The festival site itself has started selling packages, and prices start from £289 for accommodation and all the entertainment. And coupled with 13 venues, a forest stage, a street parade, an igloo rave and possibly an even better line-up than this year, the thirteenth edition of the festival will be a winner without question - so to all the faithful, buy your tickets now from www.snowbombing.com

Check out DT's video from this years event below:

DT-TV: Volvo Snowbombing 2011 from grahame Farmer on Vimeo.



(source- www.datatransmission.co.uk)

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Design the next deadmau5 head...

Deadmau5, Joel Zimmerman
Spruce up that giant mousehead and have the chance to win two VIP passes to a Los Angeles show and meet the mau5 himself, as Deadmau5 is asking fans to design the next official mau5head.

The selected design will be produced in to the next deadmau5 head for his ‘Unhooked’ shows and photographs of the winning design will be featured on deadmau5′s official website along with details about the winner.

The winner will receive two VIP passes to a deadmau5 performance in Los Angeles and will meet deadmau5 at an in-store event in Los Angeles in August 2011. Travel and two nights’ accomodation for the winner plus a guest will be provided.

The competition is running until to July 12 and from July 13-19 fans and participants are able to vote on their favourite designs. The results will be announced on August 3. The five highest voted submissions will each receive two VIP passes to a deadmau5 performance nearest their location. A further five highest vote submissions will receive official signed deadmau5 merchandise.

To enter visit the site below:
www.talenthouse.com/deadmau5-design-the-next-mau5head

www.deadmau5.com

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Friday, 27 May 2011

DADA LIFE, THE SAUSAGE FATTENER PLUGIN...

DADA LIFE, THE SAUSAGE FATTENER PLUGIN
Hook up this fat bastard to your favorite DAW (AU; VST on both PC/Mac) and get dirty.

The Sausage Fattener only has two knobs. But don't be fooled. With those seemingly simple parameters you can create loads of different sounds. Use the Sausage Fattener on a single channel with moderate settings as a musical compressor. Turn it up and you have a dirty bastard of distortion. But you can also use the plugin on a bus (for example all the drums and the bass) or the whole track as a mastering plugin.

The Sausage Fattener is used by Tiësto, Kaskade, Sebastian Ingrosso, Chuckie, Diplo, Laidback Luke, Chuckie, Hardwell, Henrik B, Angger Dimas, Frank E, Zedd, Lazy Rich, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Marcus Schossow, John Dahlbäck and several other DJ/producers.

Check out the 'tutorial' below...



Laidback Luke on the sausage fattener:
"Ever since I stepped away from Fruity Loops I was looking for a plugin like this. And you did it. Instantly hooked, and loving it!"

Buy Here:
www.tinyurl.com/3oq9j7u

Detailed Info:
www.dadalife.com

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HERVE LAUNCHES REMIX COMPETITION...

Herve, Cheap Thrills, www.dirtysmart.com
Hervé, the producer behind that track Beeper, is back this year with a new challenge: to find some new Cheap Thrills talent amongst you excitable music-loving lot.

The pioneering independent house label that gave us Fake Blood’s I Think I Like It and Jack Beats’ All Night¸ has just launched a remix competition, calling upon the budding interest of producers worldwide to drum up a remix of collaboration with Canadian rapper Cadence Weapon, Roll With The Winners.

The track’s blueprint can be downloaded on Hervé’s Facebook page here:

www.facebook.com/hervespace?sk=app_190322544333196

only by those who ‘like’ the page. So get your fingers clicking and you could see your Cheap Thrills re-skin version released on the label later this summer.

“I hadn’t intending to release ‘Roll With The Winners’ as the song had been around, though unavailable, for a long time but I thought it would be great to do a remix competition and get others to bring it up to date/take it into the future!” - Hervé

(source: www.datatransmission.co.uk)

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CARL COX PRESENTS THE REVOLUTION @ SPACE, IBIZA, 2011 LINE UPS...

Carl Cox, Ibiza 2001, www.dirtysmart.com
While Carl Cox is showing Australian fans some love this winter, the real action will be found in Ibiza where Coxy will once again take over Space for his weekly residency The Revolution.

We can now report on the mind-meltingly good lineups that’re assembled for the summer season on the island.

How good are we talking? Well besides Cox himself, on any one night at Space you can see the big man playing alongside Fatboy Slim and Yousef and then a week later find DJ Marky, Andy C, Green Velvet and Umek all crammed into the one club. Colour us green and stamp ‘envy’ on our foreheads, why don’t you?

Carl Cox presents The Revolution @ Space Ibiza 2011:

TUESDAY 5TH JULY (OPENING PARTY)
Carl Cox All Night–Exclusive 10 Hour Set + Yousef, Hernan Cattaneo, DJ Vibe, Elio Riso, Nick Warren, Michel De Hey

TUESDAY 12TH JULY
Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Jon Rundell, John Digweed, Nic Fanciulli

TUESDAY 19TH JULY
Carl Cox, Dubfire, Magda, Yousef, Darren Emerson, Tim Green

TUESDAY 26TH JULY
Carl Cox, Butch, UMEK, Laurent Garnier presents L.B.S, Gilles Peterson

TUESDAY 2ND AUGUST
Carl Cox, Nicole Moudaber, UMEK, Nic Fanciulli, Victor Calderone

TUESDAY 9TH AUGUST
Carl Cox, Monika Kruse, Marco Bailey, Josh Wink, Jack de Marseille

TUESDAY 16TH AUGUST
Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook), Michel de Hey, Yousef, Cirillo, Roni Size & Dynamite MC

TUESDAY 23RD AUGUST
Carl Cox, UMEK, Lucca, Nic Fanciulli, Riva Starr, Steve Mulder

TUESDAY 30TH AUGUST
Carl Cox, John Digweed, Yousef, Carlo Lio

TUESDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER
Cristian Varela, Kevin Saunderson, UMEK, Pendulum (El Hornet DJ Set) & MC Verse,
LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad, Uner

TUESDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER
Carl Cox, Green Velvet, UMEK, Nic Fanciulli, DJ Marky, Andy C & MC GQ

TUESDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER
Carl Cox, Loco Dice, Tini, DJ Sneak, Yousef


(Source: www.carlcox.com)

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MINISTRY OF SOUND IN IBIZA...

Ministry Of Sound, Space Ibiza, www.dirtysmart.com
London’s super-club, Ministry of Sound, has evolved into a global dance brand since opening its doors in SE1 over two decades ago. This morning they unveiled they’ll be setting up camp on the White Isle of Ibiza this summer for a series of exclusive events at Playa d’en Bossa’s hotspot, Space. Taking inspiration from the underground as well as heralding some of the biggest names in worldwide dance music, Ministry has compiled a lineup of unparalleled quality, kicking off on June 22nd.

Featuring artists such as Example, rising-artist Wretch 32, young gun Professor Green, DJ Fresh, Jaguar Skills, Uner and Edu Imbernon, the MoS troupe bring their influences together with a brimming bill of D&B, house, techno grime all under one roof. The four shows also celebrate Ministry of Sound’s 20:20 activity as they raise their glasses to 20 years at play. More lineup announcements to be revealed, keep those eyes peeled!

June 22nd
Example & DJ Wire
Wretch 32
Jaguar Skills
Edu Imbernon
Coyu
Uner

July 20th
Professor Green
Wretch 32
DJ Fresh
In conjunction with Be @ Space

August 31st
Professor Green
Wretch 32
DJ Fresh
In conjunction with Be @ Space

September 23rd
Professor Green
Wretch 32
DJ Fresh
Edu Imbernon
Coyu
Uner

(source: www.ministryofsound.com)

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MUSTARD PIMP DROP MONEY SHOT VID...

Mustard Pimp, Money Shot
How to describe it... kinda like a suicide suspension whilst playing the accordion...



"Mustard Pimp & Jimmy Urine - Money Shot" single is out now on Dim Mak Records.

Purchase it here :

Itunes : www.itunes.apple.com/us/album/money-shot/id421577420
Beatport : www.beatport.com/fr-FR/html/content/release/detail/346802/Money%20Shot

Animated and Edited by:

Christophe Courty, Valentin Gault, Matthieu Colombel, Cyrille Macé, Barth Picq, Vincent Ben Abdellah, Mathieu Chevallier, Thomas Lecomte, David Locard and Donald Simonet

More info here:

www.myspace.com/mustardpimp
www.facebook.com/mustardpimp
www.dimmakrecs.com

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Wednesday, 25 May 2011

A GUIDE TO IBIZA WITH MICHAEL WOODS...

Michael Woods Guide To Ibiza
...One thing that any first time visitor to Ibiza should experience?
Sunset at Cafe Del Mar/Cafe Mambo in San Antonio

...Favourite Ibiza restaurant?
Blue Marlin

...Best Ibiza memory?
Amnesia 2000, hearing my first production, Warrior - "Warrior" being dropped to 5000 pairs of raised hands.

...Favourite place to escape the crowds?
Portinatx

...Favourite place for pre-club drinks?
Bar M or Pacha Hotel - depending on which part of the island you're on.

...Favourite beach?
Beaches around Portinatx in the North of the island

...Favourite club to DJ at?
Amnesia

...Favourite club to party at?
Space

...Best place to recover from a hangover?
Somewhere in Bora Bora that serves alcohol 24/7

...Best place to watch the sunset?
Cafe Del Mar

...Best place for breakfast?
Las Salinas Beach

...Best lunch spot?
Ushuaia

...Insider tips of things to do?
I've been told that the Island is resting on a huge deposit of quartz, which has a natural vibrating resonance to it and this in turn has an effect on our bodies, giving us a natural feeling of euphoria and well-being, for this reason people are drawn to the Island.

I'd definitely recommend taking a trip up to the north of the island as the beaches are amazing there and as you get higher in to the mountains the views become spectacular. There's also the Cova de Can Marca (Caves) in San Miguel which is a must - there is so much to see and do in Ibiza I'd recommend to anyone to try to get some time to see what the Island has to offer.

...In one sentence, what makes Ibiza so special?
Ibiza creates magical moments that will live with you forever.

(tee featured in pic: Dirty Smart's 'Big Beats',
http://www.dirtysmart.com/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=349)

(source: www.skiddle.com)

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CREAMFIELDS ANNOUNCES EVEN MORE ACTS AND ARENAS...

Creamfields 2011
The huge annual dance festival Creamfields has announced the addition of more acts to its bill, as well as more arenas.

The Strongbow ‘The Graft & The Glory’ arena features an impressive DJ and Live Music line up featuring the best cutting edge talent on the circuit including DJ performances from Jaguar Skills, Brodinski, Kissy Sell Out, Zinc, Goldierocks, Louis La Roche, Maxxi Soundsystem, Marc Roberts, Rory Phillips, StopMakingMe, General Jimmy and Mr Paul plus live performances from disco-house legends Retro/Grade, Balearic don Chad Valley, pioneering beatsmith Star Slinger and live dub-step from Dansette Junior.

Other acts just announced include DJ/ Producer and Tiёsto collaborator Hardwell, Dutch DJ/Producer du jour Oliver Twizt who joins Laidback Luke in his Super You&Me Arena and Italo/disco kings Serge Santiago and Tom Neville aka Retro/Grade who return on Sunday for a DJ set joining David Guetta and Afrojack on the Main Stage.

The Mixmag Future Heroes Arena will feature some of the most exciting new DJ’s in clubland including D.O.D, Igor Project, Ricochet Musica, Nelly, Anthony Probyn, Jemmy, Ed Mackie and James Dutton, while the Residents Arena which will see performances from some of the UK’s best loved Resident DJ’s including H2, Tim Owen, Adam Helliwell, Anton Powers, Thomas Tuft, Steve Parry, Sean Hughes, Lee Rands, Andy Woods and more.

Creamfields returns to Daresbury in Cheshire on August Bank Holiday Weekend.

For full line up and info go to: www.creamfields.com

Latest confirmed lineup:

FRIDAY 26TH AUGUST

That Mixmag Thing Silent Disco
Scratch Perverts
Jaymo & Andy George
Brookes Brothers
Futurebound
Clique DJ’s

Size Matters Silent Disco
Screening Swedish House Mafia’s ‘Take One’ Movie
Tim Mason
Third Party

Cinema
Screening iconic clubbing movies

SATURDAY 27TH AUGUST

North Stage
The Chemical Brothers (Dance Festival Exclusive)
Magnetic Man
Katy B
Skrillex
Feed Me

Clublife Stage
Tiёsto (UK Festival Exclusive)
Calvin Harris
Diplo
Mark Knight
Hardwell

Paul van Dyk Presents Evolution
Paul van Dyk (UK Festival Exclusive)
Ferry Corsten
Eddie Halliwell
Judge Jules
John O’Callaghan
Giuseppe Ottaviani
Marcus Schössow
Gareth Wyn

Pryda Friends
Eric Prydz
Sasha
Pete Tong
James Zabiela
Joris Voorn
Sébastian Léger
Funk D’Void
Jeremy Olander

Size Matters
Steve Angello
Dirty South
Alex Metric
AN21
Dave Spoon
Third Party
Special Guest: Benny Benassi

Annie Mac Presents
Annie Mac
Boys Noize
Erol Alkan
Boys Noize
Fake Blood Live
Jack Beats
The 2 Bears
Flight Facilities
Special Guest: Mark Ronson

BBC Radio 1Xtra
Andy C
Caspa
Danny Byrd
Goldie
Mistajam
N-Type
DJ Fresh
Hatcha
Crissy Criss
Chimpo
Joker
Digital Soundboy System Featuring:-
Shy FX / Breakage
B.Traits with Donaeo
Hype
Youngman + Stamina MC
MC’s: Dynamite / GQ / IC3
Nomad / Rod Azlan / Tonn Piper

Strongbow ‘The Graft & The Glory’
Brodinski
Kissy Sell Out
Retro/Grade (Live)
Rory Phillips
Maxxi Soundsystem
Chad Valley (Live)
Louis la Roche
Mr Paul

Mixmag Future Heroes
D.O.D
Igor Project
Ricochet Musica
Nelly
Anthony Probyn
Jemmy
Ed Mackie
James Dutton

Jäger Rock Truck
Ellesse
Mark Mac
Sam Rice
Zutekh
Rob Casson + Andy Currie

Hed Kandi Hospitality
Bambina
Phil Faversham
Sam Cannon
Sarah Louise
Alan Hartley
Percussion: Steve Lewis
Saxophone: Yasmin

SUNDAY 28TH AUGUST

North Stage
David Guetta
Afrojack
Chris Lake
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Retrograde
Alan

South Stage
Armin van Buuren (UK Festival Exclusive)
Example
Chicane
Kaskade

Swedish House Mafia
Swedish House Mafia (English Festival Exclusive)
Calvin Harris
A-Trak
Max Vangeli
Norman Doray
Thomas Gold
Alesso

Cream
Above & Beyond
Gareth Emery
Markus Schulz
Hernan Cattaneo
Adam Sheridan
Rob Harnetty
Exclusive Special Guest: Paul Oakenfold

Mixmag Presents Cocoon
Sven Väth
Marco Carola
Josh Wink
Onur Özer
Tobi Neumann

Super You&Me
Laidback Luke
Wolfgang Gartner
Carte Blanche featuring: DJ Mehdi & Riton
Congorock
Sandro Silva
Oliver Twizt

Goodgreef Xtra-Hard
Showtek
Lisa Lashes
Kutski
Alex Kidd
Andy Whitby
Rob Tissera
Fausto B2B Phil York
Brian M Vs McBunn
Argy
Exclusive Live Debut: Organ Donors Live

Strongbow ‘The Graft & The Glory’
Zinc
Jaguar Skills
Goldierocks
Dansette Junior (Live)
StopMakingMe
Star Slinger (Live)
Marc Roberts
General Jimmy

Residents Arena
H2
Tim Owen
Adam Helliwell
Thomas Tuft
Steve Parry
Lee Rands
Anton Powers
Sean Hughes
Lee Ellis
Andy Woods
Chris mimo

Jäger Rock Truck
Paul Nunn & James Glover
LMP DJ’s
Denny Dowd
Andy Clayton & Mark Bryan
Simon Unwin
Kev McGowan
Dash
Autophase

Hed Kandi Hospitality
Andy Norman
Carl Hanaghan
Andy Daniels
Stephanie Jay
Alan Hartley
Percussion: Steve Lewis
Saxophone: Yasmin

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Ticket Agents:
Ticketline: www.ticketline.co.uk Tel: 0844 888 4401
Ticketmaster: www.ticketmaster.co.uk / 0844 847 2448 (24hr)
DSI: www.dontstayin.com
HMV: www.hmvtickets.co.uk
Big Green Coach: www.biggreencoach.com / 0845 463 8361

(source: www.mtv.co.uk)

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T IN THE PARK ANNOUNCES SLAM TENT LINE UP...

T In The Park, Slam Tent
Every year since 1997 the Slam Tent at T in the Park has brought the world’s most prominent figures in electronic music to the fields of Balado. DF Concerts and founding partner Tennent’s Lager have now revealed the line up which will be curated by world renowned techno powerhouse Slam.

Joining an exceptional Slam Tent line up that already includes Leftfield (live), Felix da Housecat, Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77 and Vitalic (live) are Dave Clarke, Tiga, Chris Liebing, DJ Sneak, Hudson Mohawke (live), James Holden, Craig Richards, The Black Dog and Mark Henning.

The ‘Baron Of Techno’ Dave Clarke will follow Leftfield (live) on Saturday night to bring the first day’s proceedings to a thundering close. He’s known for his forward thinking vision with sets that swoop along the cutting blade of techno and electro backed up by a seasoned bag of digital DJ tricks.

Over a decade after Tiga launched his career on a revolutionary Montreal radio station he’s still making some of the finest dance music around and is credited with producing some of the most iconic tracks of our generation including his cover version of Corey Hart’s ‘Sunglasses at Night’ and his remix of Felix da Housecat’s ‘Madame Hollywood’.

The sound of Chris Liebing has continuously evolved throughout his mammoth career, keeping up with the digital movement to a point where his current setup offers him practically endless possibilities. An Ibiza stalwart, Chris played the early days of ‘Cocoon Ibiza’ and cohosted the island’s biggest techno fiesta ‘Meganite’ with Mauro Picotto.

One of dance music’s true pioneers, DJ Sneak has the passion and drive to keep house music alive. DJ Sneak has helped shape the course of dance music since the early 90s; his early music influencing the likes of Daft Punk, Basement Jaxx and Armand Van Helden. His signature sounds – funky filtered disco-influenced house and tough, jacking beats – have revolutionised and redefined house music for well over 15 years.

Visit www.tinthepark.com for more info.

To be honest, I'd be happy with a weekend of JUST Death Crew '77. If you havent heard of them prepare to have your world rocked...


www.deathcrew77.com

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DIRTY SOUTH'S TOP 10 CLUBS...

Dirty South

Dragan Roganovic – known to his ever-growing legion of followers as Dirty South – is a Melbourne boy at heart, but ‘home’ has become a fluid concept in recent years. Dragan spends most of the year jetting around the world, playing his brand of euphoric, stadium-sized house to thousands-strong crowds.

The inkling of where Dirty South was headed came around 2004 with his first official production. From there, the originals and remixes kept coming, with the Dirty South EP boasting that blockbuster remix of Evermore, It’s Too Late. Next came the superstar hook-ups – How Soon Is Now with David Guetta and Sebastian Ingrosso to name just one – and life started to get pretty busy, pretty fast for the young studio whiz.

To put it lightly, 2011 finds Dirty South much in demand. After warming up for the Swedish House Mafia Miami Beach takeover in March, he’s now deep in a month-long circuit of North America’s most illustrious clubs, plus a return to the colossal stage at Electric Daisy Carnival. The Northern summer ahead looks suitably immense too: Ibiza with the Swedes, Mysteryland with just about everyone, a heaving tent at Global Gathering in the UK countryside, and so much more.

So... here they are. Dirty South's TOP 10 Clubs...

#10 Masquerade Motel, Miami

“I’ve been playing Ultra Music Festival in Miami during the music conference for the last three years so it was time to switch it up and play a new festival that was constructed literally on the beach. It was a beautiful set-up and the Miami crowd never disappoints!”

#9 Guvernment, Toronto

“Okay, so they spell the name a bit weird, not sure why. It could be some rebellion thing or who knows, but all I got to say is: the DJ booth is on hydraulics! It moves up and down as the DJ pleases, and in a cool way it interacts with the crowd. Amazing sound, CO2 [smoke cannons], horns and perfect crowd is what makes this superclub special. I play here couple of times a year and always look forward to it.”

#8 Electric Daisy Carnival, Los Angeles

“I played this festival last year and that was the biggest crowd I played in front of in my entire career. It was over 80,000 people in front of me on the main stage. I played the sunset time slot, which just added some extra goosebumps. This festival will move to Las Vegas this year, which I am also doing and I can’t wait to see what the Insomniac guys will put together. I’m sure it will be insane like last year!”

#7 Green Valley, Camboriu, Brazil

“Green Valley is kind of like an open-air club that could double as a mini-festival, as they fill it up with 6-7000 people. It’s always a trip getting here, but the experience is breathtaking. The sound, production, people and atmosphere is exactly how I like it and this is another place where I can play longer sets…and the CO2 just keeps coming!”

#6 Ministry Of Sound, London

“London has so much history, so every time I come here, there is always something new and interesting to learn. At the end of the day, my favourite thing about London is this nightclub. To me the most attractive thing is the sound, which is incredibly loud, but at the same time perfect. It’s the shape of a box, so they called it…The Box. UK crowds really get into it and get rowdy. I love that and appreciate it, that’s why this place makes the top 10 for me.”

#5 Prince of Wales, Melbourne

“This is literally close to home and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I built my Australian career playing for the Onelove guys at this venue and what an amazing venue it is. It has crazy sound and a really good layout. I did a special one-off event there last year and it was beyond perfect! I’m glad the venue is still running.

#4 Mansion, Miami

“Miami is a city that I really look forward to playing in. I have my residency at Mansion, which is a superclub that holds around 2000 people. Once again, a legendary venue and I always have an amazing time here. There is a certain energy with the crowd from Miami that is special, so no wonder they hold the Music Conference here every year.”

#3 Pacha, New York

“This is the best club in New York, and New York is such an amazing city. It is always very exciting when I come to this city. The club packs 2000 to 3000 people and the vibe is sweaty, dirty and crazy. The sound system is state-of-the-art and the DJ booth is louder then some clubs I’ve played at.”

#2 Coachella, California

“I played this festival in 2010 and I have to say as far as festivals go, this one was the best. The energy was insane. It was the most energetic hour of 10,000 people I’ve ever experienced at this legendary festival.”

#1 Avalon, Los Angeles

“This is just one of those epic venues! I love it every time I play there. People are really up for having a crazy night and I really enjoy playing here. I get to play four to five hour sets and do pretty much whatever I feel like, and the crowd just goes for it the whole night! I also live in LA now, so playing here is like a mini-homecoming.”

(source: www.inthemix.com.au)

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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

KRAFTY KUTS 'LET'S RIDE' FREE GIVEAWAY...

KRAFTY KUTS 'LET'S RIDE' FREE GIVEAWAY
Effortlessly maintaining his legendary status worldwide, Krafty Kuts returns in 2011 with the dub laden soon-to-be anthem, ‘Lets Ride’.

A full-on peak time throbber, Lets Ride opens with an upbeat melody and smooth vocals, before breaking down into the eclectic, dub-oozing bass that has earned Krafty his stellar global reputation. Vocals come courtesy of US rap star, Sporty-O, who’s cool as f*** voice peppers the beats, insuring ‘Lets Ride’ will be one of the year’s biggest club releases of the year.

Ado’s Wild Side Remix does what it says on the tin, a foot pounder in its truest form. Sampling the deepest sounds from the original, Ado compiles a stomach churning rework. Solid, groaning bass works its way through the full four minutes and results in one hell of a crowd killer.

PYRAMID’s take on the track smashes in next, taking things deep down and brooding. Sped up vocals and the more electronic sounds of the original fire at different levels building incredible tension, before the dub comes back with unapologetic intent. Speaker dynamite. And due to the ever-increasing demand for PYRAMID’s genre-bending studio skills, the due have also turned out a Future Jungle Mix, which is guaranteed to keep the critics and fans of the consistently evolving genre extremely happy.

Tim Healey is up next to the remix draw and focuses on the catchy, cool vocal and more house driven sounds of the original. Before long we’re introduced to a rolling, melodic bass line that drives faultlessly throughout the track, before welcoming a veritable roof raiser of a dub breakdown.

Download here:

www.sendspace.com/file/v1t5f1

Watch the video to Krafty Kuts & Sporty-O's 'Lets Ride' below:



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PETE TONG ANNOUNCES IBIZA LINE-UP...

PETE TONG ANNOUNCES IBIZA LINE-UP
He’s just celebrated his second decade in radio broadcasting, announced details of a Las Vegas residency and being a general go-to man for dance music, but Pete Tong has announced more details of his Pure Pacha night for Ibiza season,'Pacha all gone Pete Tong', a landmark night for both the man himself and the club.

And much like his Essential Mix program on BBC Radio One, Pete has gone all out eclectic for one of the most diverse and eclectic line ups to be held on the island, with week in, week out line ups that will suit all tastes.

Pete will be joined by DJs and live acts including 2ManyDjs, Gui Boratto, Derrick Carter, Laurent Garnier (L.B.S), Guy Gerber, Calvin Harris, Felix Da Housecat, Paul Kalkbrenner, Steve Lawler, Laidback Luke, Paul Oakenfold, Stacey Pullen, Sasha, Booka Shade, Fatboy Slim, Matthias Tanzmann, Trentemoller and many more. Sander Kleinenberg will be in residence for this season with 5 dates.

It launches this Friday, 27th May, with 2ManyDJs, Kleinenberg and a very special guest. The closing party will be held on 30th September with a monster of a line up soon to be announced. Full listings below.

27th May - Grand Opening
Pete Tong
2ManyDjs
Sander Kleinenberg

3rd June
Pete Tong
Calvin Harris
Funkagenda

10th June
Pete Tong
Tiefschwarz
Steve Lawler

17th June
Pete Tong
Booka Shade
Nervo

24th June
Pete Tong
Sander Kleinenberg
Special guest - Dev (Far East Movement's 'Like a G6')

1st July - Pure Pacha All Gone Brazil in association with Pacha Brazil
Pete Tong
Gui Borrato
Pacha Brazil dancers / performers and theme

8th July
Pete Tong
Trentmoller

15th July
Pete Tong
Derrick Carter
Stacey Pullen

22nd July
Pete Tong
Sander Kleinenberg
TV Rock

29th July
Pete Tong
Dirty South
Special Guest - Yasmin

5th August
Pete Tong
Paul Oakenfold
Paul Kalkbrenner

12th August
Dirty South
Special guest - Aloe Blacc

19th August
Pete Tong
Laurent Garnier – L.B.S

26th August
Pete Tong
Sander Kleinenberg
Fatboy Slim

2nd September
Pete Tong
Felix Da Housecat

9th September
Pete Tong
Sharam
Matthias Tanzman

16th September
Pete Tong
Sander Kleinenberg
Guy Gerber

23rd Sept
Pete Tong
Sasha

30th September
Pete Tong
Laidback Luke
+ Much more to be announced

www.allgonepetetong.com

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25 FOOT STAGE DIVE... NO PROBLEM FOR STEVE AOKI...


No stanger to ridiculous acts of insanity, Steve Aoki pulls off a 25 foot balcony dive at Dim Mak's sold out Pompano Beach show on May 11th 2011.



Crazy man...



The man behind DIM MAK RECORDS has been credited with launching the careers of some of the most influential acts of the last decade including Bloc Party, The Kills, Klaxons, MSTRKRFT, The Bloody Beetroots, Mystery Jets, The Rakes, The Gossip and more. Since founding the label, he’s stepped into the limelight himself as a DJ, artist and producer remixing the likes of Michael Jackson, The Killers, Robin Thicke, Lenny Kravitz, Weezer, Chester French, Tiga, All American Rejects, Drake, Chris Cornell & more...

More recently he’s been seen collaborating with like-minded producers ranging from Armand Van Helden, Laidback Luke, Afrojack, Boys Noize, The Faint, D.i.M., The Bloody Beetroots, & Junkie XL, and can now be found readying his debut artist album which includes collaborations from the likes of Lil Jon, Rivers Cuomo, Sky Ferreira, Ciddy Bang, Travis Barker, Kele of Bloc Party, Kid Cudi, Blaqstarr and the mysterious [[[zuper blahq]]] who can be found on the single “I’m In The House”.

Also involved in fashion, Aoki has developed lines for KR3W Apparel, Supra Footwear, headphones for WESC, headwear for NEFF, bags with Burton, & a brand new men’s/ woman’s range with his sister Devon.

(source: www.steveaoki.com)

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Monday, 23 May 2011

DEADMAU5 LAUNCHES TOUCH REMIX APP...


Ever the trail blazer, deadmau5 is today proud to announce the release of a music industry first, a compilation album of his tracks available in a new release format, as a Remix App for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch - the deadmau5 Touch Remix App.


Music in its most pure form is just human communication. With deadmau5's live shows and releases that communication, by its nature, is only one-way. He performs and fans listen. With this remix-able album however that communication becomes a two-way road. People no longer just listen to the music, they can interact with it, change it and add their own creativity.


Utilizing the multi-touch features of the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, the deadmau5 Touch Remix App is an innovative way for fans to interact with the music they enjoy and love. It gives them an unprecedented level of control and customisation over deadmau5's music, giving users the ability to remix their favourites. They can freely take loops from different tracks and mix them together. Next, they can apply effects to their remix, adding their own creativity. They can then Record their remix and share with friends on Facebook. Fans will also be able to enter their remix into a competition to win a custom, one of a kind deadmau5 iPad, loaded with all his music.

We are in the age of the prosumer, where the lines between people who consume/listen to music are becoming blurred with that of the producers. This remix album App introduces fans to the joys of being creative. Until now, technology did not permit this, but with the new generation of mobile touch devices, the work deadmau5 does on stage can now be recreated in a simpler form for everyone to experience.


Firmly established as one of the most innovative electronic live acts globally, deadmau5 has had an outstanding year. His driving foresight is constantly pushing the technological boundaries of his stage show. In May he unveiled the visual orgy of the cube stage and his highly anticipated L.E.D ‘mau5head’. The year climaxed with a 17,000 capacity sell out show at London’s Earls Court (the first ever electronic artist to headline the legendary venue) where he unveiled the 'touch screen', whose opacity allowed fans to enjoy his performance from a new perspective. The deadmau5 Touch Remix app reinforces his forward looking vision.


Key Features:


- A Remix-able compilation album of deadmau5 tracks.
- The App is available for all iOS devices, iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
- The loops/clips of the album tracks are presented in a remix-able format.
- Freely take loops from different tracks and remix them. Add your own creativity to the music.
- Apply music effects Delay, Low DJ Filter, High DJ Filter, Loop) to your remix, in the same way deadmau5 does on stage.
- Move the device around to change the effects. Manipulate the music by movement.
- Record you remix and share with your friends on Facebook.
- Enter your remix in a competition to win a custom, one of a kind deadmau5 iPad, loaded with all his music.


Deadmau5 UK & Ireland Tour Dates are as follows:
Sat June 11th 2011 - Victoria Park, London


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DEFECTED HEAD HOCHO, SIMON DUNMORE, INTERVIEW...


House has been – and for the foreseeable future looks like remaining – the cornerstone of the Ibiza scene. Ever since the island first gained notoriety at a hedonistic, music-lovers paradise it has the music of choice for the millions of visitors who now flock to the island’s shores each year. And while in recent years the arrival of alternative nights, such as those hosted at the infamous Ibiza Rocks hotel have become more prominent, house has endured, riding out the genre-splitting storms and club-closing catastrophes of the last few years.

For the last eight of those years, Simon Dunmore’s Defected has held down a summer residency, initially at El Divino before moving to Pacha in 2005 where they now command an enviable Saturday night slot. And for all of those years, Dunmore has dedicated himself to providing what he belives to be the true house sound, eschewing flash-in-the-pan trends for something he truly believes in. So it’s fair to say that house music is your things, there’s no-one who better equipped to give you want you want.

Now, with the start of the 2011 season just around the corner, we caught up with Defected’s founder to discuss the island’s new developments, creating the perfect Ibiza experience and how a trip to the White Isle can help you cope with the pressures of modern-day living.

Simon Dunmore Interview Ibiza 2011

T: What’s your general feeling about this year’s season? What are the things that are going to stand out for you? Is there any part of Ibiza that’s tailing off?

Simon: Very positive feelings for the season coming up. People make the effort to go out and enjoy themselves when times are a little bit tough. I think that we’ve had two years of tough recession and I think that letting off steam is ever more important to people so Ibiza is one of those destinations where people feel that they may be able to forget about the crap that they have to deal with in their life. So they make a real effort to go out there and blow off steam as with last year everyone was saying ‘it’s going to be tough’ but it wasn’t it was an amazing season. I think that were kind of coming out of the recession now so people have the need to party but they feel a little bit more confident about spending money so I’m predicting a bumper season.

What are the things that are going to stand out?

If you are really bling and you have pocketfuls of money then I think the new restaurant in Ibiza harbour which was El Divino and now been taken over by Pacha, I had a look at it s construction it looks pretty phenomenal. It’s the best vista on the Island at night where you are looking at the Dalt Villa in the port in amongst some yachts that cost literally millions of pounds, so if you’re feeling a bit flush that’s definitely the place to check out.

Also I think the buzz on the Island is the Ushuaia hotel, they’ve spent a phenomenal amount of money, rumour has it something like 22 million euro’s on the hotel. The pool looks absolutely incredible and I think that they’re going for the daytime VIP jet set kind of crowd. They’ve got some great DJ’s playing I know Luciano’s doing the opening party which gives it great credibility and I think it’s going to be a great place to go and visit. I think they’re the two standout new things that are going to have people buzzing and talking about the island.

T: Is anything tailing off?

No I don’t think so in fact I think everything is just getting better.

T: Is there a lesson that you learnt last year that you’re going to put into practice this year?

Simon: Yes think Big! It’s a really competitive island and if you go into your shell your going to get squashed so think big and compete, have the balls that you know your there for good reason and compete.

T: Is there any one story that is political or environmental to do with DJ’s or clubbing that is dominating everyone’s conversation at the moment?

Simon: Yes there is, apparently there’s a war going on between Space and Amnesia and I just think that people should focus on their own strengths and believe in themselves rather than trying to undermine someone or disrespect someone. Just focus on the positives of what you do rather than having your eye on everybody else.

T: Have you heard any tracks that are particularly standing out for you already this year?

Simon: As with most other people I’m only going to talk about our records, I think we have a few records and producers that were working with that I think are really going to come to the fall this season. We’ve signed an act called Human Life from Los Angeles who have got a track called ‘In it together’ they have delivered a great record and a great video, not many acts have the conviction to do that so I’m really excited about that.

We have signed a track called ‘Beat Me Back’ by Supernova it’s been in the Beatport top ten for almost four months and its one of those records that’s cross genre; House DJ’s will play it, Techno DJ’s will play it, Cheesy DJs will play it and I reckon that’s going to be the surprise across the board anthem in Ibiza this year.

Were working with Bob Sinclar he’s got a new record called ‘Far L’Amour’ yet to see whether it’s going to be released on Defected but I think its Bob’s best club record for several years. And then all the producers: ATFC, Chocolate Puma, Shapeshifters,Copyright,Rae are all super productive all with records coming out all going to do great they’re all playing at the party and they represent our sound really well musically and as DJs.

DJ’s and Venues or promoters that will draw the most attention this year outside of us?

Simon: I don’t know if there is a new producer or a new night that looks set to challenge the status quo, I just don’t see it. There are a lot of established nights around the island and the successful nights from last year are probably pretty safe in the knowledge that I don’t think that anything is biting at their heels. On the electro tip there’s nothing going to challenge Deadmau5 and on the Techno tip I don’t see anything challenging Carl Cox on the Deep House Tip I don’t see anything challenging Cadenza or the Swedes and Guetta who are so established. I don’t think there’s anything challenging Cocoon who have their place if you are into that minimal and techy sound. I don’t see anything else challenging those nights.

I think the only real positive change is Pete Tong going back to Pacha on a Friday night.

T: You will return to Pacha this year, how many seasons have you been there? What do you have in store for this year? What other nights are programmed around you?

Simon: We’ve been there 6 years. Every night at Pacha is a roadblock partly because it’s an amazing destination. I think it’s the most consistent and glamorous club on a night by night basis and also over the years it has the most heritage in the history of any club in Ibiza.

T: Would you say it’s the closest we’ve got to Studio 54 the Garage?

Simon: In as much as I think it’s a mixture of VIP, creative fashion people and pure clubbers. I think it’s the club with the most extreme mixture of people; Space is an amazing club and its well subscribed and attended but it’s one type of clubber, Amnesia again I think is another type of clubber. I think Pacha is a lot broader in the people that walk through the door so I think that gives it a lot more variety and makes it personally for me a lot more interesting.

We’ve got Tongy on the Friday night, Cadenza on the Sunday, Guetta on the Thursday, Swedes on the Monday, Morillo on the Wednesday and were in the middle of all of that! To actually succeed is really tough and I think musically we give something a little bit different than the other nights and I think that’s our calling card and it has to be about the music on our nights. We have a great selection of artists and a great selection of DJs that know how to rock a crowd on a Saturday I always say this; ‘we are a great Saturday night out’ that’s our calling card.

Where can we get a slice of the Defected sound before we try out your night in Ibiza? Do you have a radio show in Ibiza?

Simon: The Defected in the House radio show is syndicated around the world so you can check us out online and in many of the countries where the show is aired. For the Ibiza show on Global radio it goes out at a very specific time I think 6 to 7 o’clock on a Saturday night and that’s when people are leaving the beaches and just getting ready to go to sunset. We don’t want a show that’s going to bang the ass out of house music and trying to get people to dance, it’s just not an appropriate time to do that. We do a tailored made show where we have it a little bit laid back, you get a little bit of the flavour and a little bit of the vibe without trying to force people into dancing. It’s a listening experience and we have to make it appropriate to the moment in time. The Sun’s going down people are chilled, had a few drinks by the beach they’re in that frame of mind so the music suits. When you go to the club it’s a different experience we want you to have a good time and get your freak on or whatever so it’s a tailored show in Ibiza and I don’t think many people do that.

T: Your Ibiza mixes are legendary and you’ve done many what can you tell me about this years mix? Tell me about the overall vibe and feeling of the mix.

Simon: I’ve always said that house music is not a specific sound, labels that just release a specific sound or a specific genre of house just limit themselves and I think DJs that play a specific sound limit themselves. I think that the best and most experienced DJs are way more eclectic, take way more chances and are far more comfortable doing that. You can’t just go on and just play the fifteen biggest records, that’s not what DJing is all about that’s just being a jukebox and anyone can do that. The albums reflect the diversity of the labels that we are involved with, the producers we are involved with, our taste in music and the different scenarios in which house music can be played. Sure it’s meant to be played in a club and to make people dance and go crazy. It also transcends that it can be a bit more deep and melodic and a little bit more sensual and moody like I mentioned on the beach as the sun goes or at a pool party or it could be full on drug induced mayhem on the dancefloor and everything in between and I think that’s reflected on the album.

T: I’ve outlined a few producers of tracks on your mix. Tell me a bit about each producer and track and what your feelings are on them.

Simon : The Guti and Luca Buccetti track is interesting because they have very strong ties with Locodice and the Desolat label, they sent us the track I was very happy but surprised to receive the email. I downloaded the track and loved it, I think it has real soul and it’s great because we have our great roster of DJs that make great records for us and we only interrupt that schedule for special moments and I think this is one of those moments.

‘KOT feat April’ a follow up to a record that was Sandy going back to what I think he does best which is soulful house and this is a brand new track probably being released later in the Summer. April has got a great voice and is a phenomenal song writer and Sandy has just made great house music records for 15 years. What I think about Sandy has already been written many times before, he’s a cool dude and you’ve always got to keep your eye on him.

4th Measure Men one of the all time great house records from the early 90’s produced by Mark Kinchin, MK was absolutely the man when this record came out. We picked up this catalogue and I think we’ve shown him great respect with the producers we’ve chosen to remix. Maya Jane Coles a real buzz producer at the moment did a great job and it hit the Beatport and Traxsource top ten a classic record with some great remixes.

Frankie Knuckles one of the originators there are very few people that can say in any kind of walk of life or genre of music that ‘I was there’ and I was one the one of the people that made it happen and for that he gets total respect. He has consistently made great records for over two decades and ‘I’ll take you there’ is him almost going back to his Chicago roots and making a record with Jamie Principle, it’s an amazing emotive soulful house record.

Osunlade...his name and his label all evolves around him being a very spiritual person; he IS a very spiritual person! He’s really a cool dude and a great DJ; he makes music from his soul, plays music from his soul and lives his life from his soul. I’ve always got time for him and he’s just one of house music’s more interesting characters.

Guy Robin is a new kid 21 years old he makes music that’s way beyond his years he can make disco records, rock records and so on and is very eclectic. We need to define what his future is and where he can be best served musically but he definitely has a big future.

I also want to mention this kiddie Frankie Rizardo who did the remix on the Danism and Rae record called ‘You Will Remember’. He reminds me of DJ Gregory in the early years, in Holland they have a very close link with the Surinam and his beats have a real Caribbean vibe, he also has the influences of a kid growing up in todays scene with touches of the Dirty Dutch sound, the trance scene, the Swedish House Mafia and he’s blending all of that in. For me that’s all pretty exciting he’s 22 years old, he’s got a good look and a great sound and I’m loving what he’s doing.

What’s your ideal day out in Ibiza from start to finish how would it go?

Simon: For me its best if you can wake up early to get the early morning sun when it’s really fresh and not peeling your skin off. All of the beaches around Santa Eulalia where I stay I think are amazing, they’re all really under exploited not touristy and still have some sort original Ibiza Flavour about them. Cala Martina, Cala Pada, Nublau are all amazingly great beaches and you can just kick back and enjoy yourself and not be surrounded by thousands of people trying to find a spot on the beach, there’s just room and everybody’s kind of chilled and I love that. Theres plenty of restaurants and places where you can just go grab some sangria and Paella at any stage!!

Get a flavour of the album here:

Defected In The House Ibiza '11 Mixed By Simon Dunmore by Defected Records

Defected In The House Ibiza 11 mixed by Simon Dunmore is out May 23rd.

(source: www.ihouseu.com)

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ANNIE MAC PRESENTS… TAKES OVER BRIXTON ACADEMY...


This May Bank Holiday sees the UK’s first lady of dance music, Annie Mac, bring her ‘Annie Mac Presents…’ tour back to the capital for her biggest show to date as she takes over Brixton’s O2 Academy, and she’s bringing along all her superstar DJ friends.

Leading the line-up on Saturday May 28 are Annie Mac herself, Skream and Benga… but this isn’t about headliners, with every artist on the bill worthy of top slot. Take a look at this lot, line-ups don’t get much bigger than this:

Main Room
ANNIE MAC / SKREAM & BENGA feat. YOUNGMAN / FAKE BLOOD LIVE / BREAKAGE LIVE feat. JESS MILLS / SHY FX feat. DONAEO / DANNY BYRD / MZ BRATT / MONKI

Room 2
RIVA STARR, ZOMBIE DISCO SQUAD, SAVAGE SKULLS, RACHEL BARTON

Room 3
SUNDAY BEST PRESENTS – ROB DA BANK & FRIENDS

(And for swanky folk among you there’s even a VIP hosted by LIVELY – Rachel Barton & Christian Nockall)

Sounds pretty unmissable, whichever way you look at it. Plus the artwork is DOPE!!

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KISSY SELL OUT VS STEPHEN FRY...


Radio 1′s Kissy Sell Out went head to head with household broadcaster Stephen Fry in a debate about classical music and today’s younger generation at the Cambridge Union last week.

Despite losing the debate Kissy still dazzled with his DJ skills and even tried to share some of his tricks with Fry. You can see the result below.



Kissy Sell Out’s album ‘Wild Romance’ is out ... TODAY!

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Sunday, 22 May 2011

DIPLO'S TOUR RIDER...


With DJs and dance acts criss-crossing the world on endless tour schedules, it’s fun to wonder what kind of perks and requirements go along with it all, especially when you get to the scenes big guns. Are David Guetta and Tiesto demanding dance divas? Does Roger Shah require freshly pressed white linen pants at every show? While we’ll probably never know the answers to those questions, Diplo has shown the world (re. the internet) his tour rider for his DJ shows and it is a serious doozy.


As posted on comedy website Funny Or Die, Diplo’s tour rider is a rather hilarious affair, with the Mad Decent head honcho detailing his essential items that range from the obvious to the outrageous.


As well as well DJ necessities like towels, ice and a few champagne bottles, Diplo’s rider gets a bit crazy with the inclusion of ridiculous requests for vintage Nintendo systems, the third season of Lost (on VHS, no less), a gorilla, as well as a framed picture of himself. Our personal favourite though is the request for a parrot that’s “trained to say your name”.


It’s (hopefully) obvious that the Major Lazer player is taking the piss with his rider, but we’d be pretty stoked to hear if a promoter actually got Diplo a Malawian orphan for the night.


Diplo’s tour rider

1. The following must be provided to the ARTIST, free of charge either backstage or in the DJ booth. These items are REQUIRED and substitutions/exclusions must be advanced with the ARTIST.


•Drink tickets for beverages of ARTIST choice
•Two bottles of champagne
•Four bottles of kambucha
•Raw almonds
•Raw carrots
•Healthy cereal
•One box of soy milk
•Two packs of gum
•Paper plates, plastic cups, utensils, bottle and can openers, corkscrews, etc.
•Ice
•Two large, clean towels


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Non-required, but generally appreciated, items to be available at the request of the ARTIST or their personnel immediately following soundcheck:


•Two air horns
•Two inflatable animals
•One paddle swimming pool
•One framed picture of Diplo
•One gorilla
•Ten magnum condoms
•One Malawian orphan
•One arranged marriage
•One original Nintendo in the box (with receipt from Kiddy City)
•One violin player (to play while we eat our cheese plate)
•Two matches and lighter fluid
•One bonfire pit
•Two logs to sit on
•Third season of Lost (on VHS tapes)
•One parrot trained to say your name

(source: www.inthemix.com.au)

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Friday, 20 May 2011

THE LOST GENERATION EP…


Today is one of those days. Kinda like when you throw on a pair of jeans that have been sat at the bottom of your laundry basket for a couple of months, and find 20 quid in the back pocket.

The Lost Generation EP is what remains of a computer crash while StereoHeroes were last touring the USA.
Originally meant to be a hip hop EP with some high level MCs from France, all they could save was two wav files.

Effigy & Pixie.

StereoHeroes - The Lost Generation EP by StereoHeroes

I don’t really know what to say…

You know when you have a Wagyu, Sirloin become tastless...

Effigy has completely smashed my perception of what makes a great track. Benchmark reset.

Anyway, laters. I’m off to beatport to rinse StereoHeroes’s back catalogue…
x

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Thursday, 19 May 2011

THE NEXT BIG THING KICKS AT 130 BPM...


The Next Big Thing Kicks At 130 BPM...

Keysound Recordings chief Martin Clark published a detailed essay on the crumbling complexities of Britain’s dubstep scene in Pitchfork this week suggesting new genre label ‘130BPM’ could soon supplant ‘wobbly brostep and eyes-down halfstep’ as dubstep’s next successor.

“Right now, a fierce debate is raging amongst critics and fans of the bassier side of things,” he explained.

“Some call it "post-dubstep”, he said, “While others call it "bass music" or refer to it by tempo ("130bpm").

He also stressed that whatever the new niche genre is called it’s ‘far better, on the whole, than dubstep (unless you find LFO modulation, screaming infantile synth-fits, and utterly predictable large dynamic range changes an original idea,” he said. (Pitchfork: http://p4k.in/ik1Flu )

Portuguese producer Rui Da Silva chatted to Skrufff in January about his own occasional dabbling with dubstep though took a different tack in musical tempos/

“I first came across dubstep in 2006 with Hyperdub or was it 2007? It all becomes a blur after so many years listening to music,” said Rui.

“Yes I do like it but do not follow it that closely, hopefully it wont go the same way as breakbeat and drum & bass did, both seemed to me to end up as one trick ponies,” he suggested.

“But talking about new genres . . . you should check out witch-house or haunted house (who the hell comes up with these genre names?), there is some interesting stuff going on there at 65 BPM,” said Rui.

(source: www.ihouseu.com)

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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

THE SQUATTERS PRESENT... WHAT'S YOUR STATUS? LABEL LAUNCH WEEKENDER...


After returning from Kissy Sell Out's ground moving San City High UK Tour, and a year of outstanding releases supported by some of the world's biggest DJ's, The Squatters are back with there own show stopping hallmark...

What's Your Status?

To celebrate the launch The Squatters are throwing select & secret parties up and down the UK & what better than to do a BANK HOLIDAY WEEKENDER SPECIAL right here on there home turf... You Lucky People!

Thursday 26th May, Loop, Bridlington 10pm till late.

THE SQUATTERS & MC DUTCH COURAGE LIVE
LITTLE BASTARD
TETCHY
TOM EVANS
SYMON ELLIOTT
DANNY WILLIAMS
GAZELLE

Saturday 28th May, Vivaz Venue, Scarborough 12pm till late

THE SQUATTERS & DUTCH COURAGE LIVE
LITTLE BASTARD
TETCHY
SYMON ELLIOTT
More TBC

What to Expect?

FREE Exclusive What's Your Status? CD Mixed by The Squatters

The Squatters Favourite Local Hero's

Rage Photography

£5 Entry O.T.D.


FREE SQUATTERS REMIX:
Check out the WYS? Blog and grab your copy of a new remix from The Squatters for free!! So get listening & get sharing to get downloading!!

http://blogwhatsyourstatus.blogspot.com/

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ARMAND VAN HELDEN INTERVIEW...


Gatecrasher Birmingham catch up with Armand Van Helden before his Bank Holiday event on 29th May

What do you think of the UK club scene?

The UK scene has always been the healthiest in the world, with Australia probably number two. Everything I do is led by what happens in the UK, the movement and progression of the scene is one of the healthiest in the world.

Where is your favourite place to play in the world?

I love playing in the UK, it is just that the weather is depressing. I mean I live in New York, it’s not that much better! So in that respect I like to play in Australia, for a large part of the year you get mild, decent weather, so Australia might win overall. It’s got a pretty vibrant club and festival scene but also has the beaches and the weather. I love New York and the UK but I can’t really say they have brilliant weather.

Last time you played at Gatecrasher was in Sheffield in 2005, what can clubbers expect from your set time around?

I like to come in and bang it......... I try to take clubbers to a few places they’ve never been before and keep my sets full of as much variation as possible but always with the understanding that at the end of the day, it’s a party and that’s what people are there to do.

Barbra Streisand was the biggest club track of 2010 for Duck Sauce, what can we expect from you this year?

I don’t know, me and A-Track have finished an albums worth of material so hopefully one of the tracks has something. But all the tracks are weird, ‘cause Barbra Streisand was so weird. The main idea is to make people feel good, a bit of irreverence, a bit of fun. So really it is not predictable it’s almost powered totally by goodwill. It’s really going to be people who decide the next track. Barbra Streisand grew organically and I think it will be the same again.

Did you expect Barbra Streisand to be such a huge chart and club success?

No, I don’t think so. I don’t think anyone hearing it on first listen would have predicted the success. I mean they’d be like be like, what is this, is this joke? I mean it was like comedy, so who knew that it’d be a success? I really never could have predicted that.

I heard on the grapevine that you were toying with another celebrity name as the hook?

We did try out a few other names but there weren’t too many. Neil Diamond was a contender but just didn’t sound as good as Barbra Streisand.

What were the criteria? Why did you choose Barbra Streisand?

A Track and I have a brainstorm, or maybe a brain-quirk. He spits out ideas and I spit out ideas, we throw them up against the wall and see what works. We usually end up laughing, that’s kinda how it worked for Barbra Streisand. We both have wacky senses of humour and we're drawn to these things that make people sit up and listen.

So we had the track with-out that part and realised we needed to add a something into where the gap was. The first idea was to put some sort of word there, some sort of silly sample. Then, instead of looking for a sample, we decided we should just say something, we should say someone's name. Then I had a moment when I thought , we gotta say someone's name, someone in music, who has nothing to do with this.. After 3 or 4 shots we tried Barbra Streisand and both just started cracking up so we knew then, that would have to be on the track.

Are you aware of the gobarbra.com site where you can customise your own Barbra Streisand track?

Yes I am aware of it, I played on it for hours when I was first shown it, it’s very funny!

We read you have an album planned for 2011?

Yep, there will be a new Duck Sauce album and a new Armand single out before summer.

You’ve worked with the world’s biggest stars who has been your favourite collaboration?

Working with Dizzee Rascal on ‘Bonkers’ was amazing, I’d love to work with Dizzee again.

The thing that has been somewhat recurrent in my career, is that all of my songs that have been number one or crossed over to pop were unintentional, ‘You don’t know me’ was a quirk and ‘Bonkers’ was a quirk.

You’ve remixed for the top artists in the world from Rolling Stones to Puff Daddy, if could work with any artist dead or alive who would it be and why?

Steely Dan for their prolific songwriting and Michael McDonald because of his amazingly distinctive and soulful voice.

(source: www.gatecrasher.com)

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EXCLUSIVE! KISSY SELL OUT NEW ALBUM STREAM...


Kissy Sell Out returns with his hotly anticipated sophomore album ‘Wild Romance’ next month, and we’ve managed to bag the world exclusive first listen to the record…

Featuring 12 tracks of the sort of unstoppable extroverted electro that has become his signature, ‘Wild Romance’ sums up the sound that has taken San City High the forefront of the UK’s club scene, and should cement Kissy Sell Out’s position among the big boys. Hitting all good record shops on June 6 2011, Kissy’s been touring the album with a series of secret shows this spring, and you can catch him at a festival near you this summer. To get you in the mood, here’s ‘Wild Romance’ in all its glory:

http://soundcloud.com/sancityhigh/sets/ksowr_private_p1n3c0n3/s-KjryO

Tracklisting:
1. Something Extraordinary
2. Turn It On feat. MC Cobra
3. Little Angel
4. Homesick feat. Oh Snap!
5. Twiggy
6. Wild In The Warehouse
7. Alison
8. Redrinkulous
9. Eternal
10. Wild Romance
11. Family
12. Alone On he Roof Top

For more info head to www.kissysellout.com

(source www.mixmag.net)

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NORMAN DORAY INTERVIEW...


Having barely taken a breath since an extended stay in Miami for WMC, Norman Doray has been back on the road on one of his heaviest touring schedules of his burgeoning career so far.


Not only was the Frenchmen the support act for the whole of David Guetta’s UK tour but he has also stopped in for performances alongside Steve Angello for Size Matters in addition to headline slots at Ministry of Sound, The Warehouse Project and Coccon in Frankfurt. If that wasn’t enough, Norman has also been busy in the studio of late, with his new collaboration with Richard Grey, Champane available for free on his facebook page now.

www.facebook.com/normandoray


The last few weeks have been crazy for you with touring, can you tell us where you have been?


Yeah it’s been pretty hectic; even for me because I am used to touring but this time was crazy. I was doing every big city, all the big places like Glasgow, Belfast, Manchester, Birmingham, London, Leeds - everywhere, which was really good. It was a different crowd from what I’m used to playing for. It was less of a club crowd and more a pop crowd. So it was the people who like Beyonce and Rihanna for example that come to David Guetta shows. So it was really important for me to play in front of these people for them to discover me as an artist. I was playing just before that in Los Angeles and then Vancouver in Canada, then I was playing in Portugal too. I have been touring so much!


What have been the biggest challenges for you with such an extensive touring period?


It is a challenge to be in perfect shape every day. It’s hard for your body and your mind because you need to have a proper set every night, so that’s a challenge really.


But the hard work must feel worth it for when you’re behind the decks at clubs like Cocoon Frankfurt, The Warehouse Project in Manchester or Ministry of Sound for example?


Yeah, these are such big gigs around the world. Every DJ wants to play Cocoon, Ministry of Sound in London and every time I have a lot of pleasure to play in these kind of places. Every gig is a pleasure ya know!


Do you find yourself playing in a different style if your playing for an event such as The Warehouse Project as opposed to just playing in a club?


Yeah, for example in a David Guetta show, I’ll play more commercial, way more commercial for the style of the crowd who don’t know what’s in the club because they listen to the radio more in their everyday lives. For example in their job, in the car and home, they need tracks they know. Then in the clubs like Ministry and Warehouse I’ll play more underground because I love underground music.


Which would you say was the best club in the world and why?


Ah, well the best club in the world so far is the Green Valley club in Brazil! It’s my favourite because it’s a club in the middle of the jungle. So in Brazil you need to get into a car for like two hours and go get into the jungle and you have all these trees and you think you’re in the Amazon. Then suddenly you have a club with in-between 10-15 thousand people. Its outside so when you play you can see palm trees next to you when you’re playing. It’s such a posh place, every girl is a model and people are rich buying champagne and you’re in the middle of the jungle so it’s so weird.. It’s unique.. Really unique!


How did it feel to be asked to support David Guetta for his whole UK tour?


It was amazing because I was the only act to support David so for me it was a real shock for him to be showing me love. He was always trying to support me for four years now but this time was more then the others, it was like I believe in you, I love your drops so come and do this with me, share it with me.



What was the highlight of the tour for you?


I think for the profile, Brixton was really nice, there were people from the press, a lot people from the music scene but the one I had the most fun with was the one in Glasgow. They know how to party in Glasgow but they know how to throw bottles in your face as well.


When you get back to Barcelona after a hectic few weeks like you’ve had, does it make you appreciate home more then you realize?


More then everything, you can’t believe it. I was in the UK for 15days... I love the UK but when I come back to Barcelona just outside the airport, I see palm trees and everything I’m like ok.. I love the UK but I couldn’t live there (laughs out loud)


Please can you tell us a bit about your new track with Richard Grey?


I did Champagne because I wanted to do something a bit different. I’ve been used to doing really progressive, big room tracks and I just wanted to go back to my roots. I come from disco and funk music; I love this kind of music. I’m a bit fed up with tracks with the big chords and everything at the minute, so I wanted to change it and try to do something like this which has more of a disco vibe for the summer. Every time I have played it it’s worked so well because people are not so used to hearing tracks like this in clubs now. I’ve kinda gone back to the kind of music we heard from Junior Jack and Kid Crème over ten years ago.


(source: www.ihouseu.com)

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SKRILLEX TO REPLACE MARK RONSON ON THE MAIN STAGE AT L.E.D...


Unfortunately due to unforeseen personal commitments Mark Ronson will no longer be able to DJ at LED presents deadmau5 Live in London on Saturday June 11th.


Mark has asked us to pass on his apologies and hopes to be returning to London to play again soon. However, we are pleased to announce that dubstep star Skrillex will now be playing the Main Stage for one of two performances at the show.


As one of the world’s most sought after remixer’s Sonny Moore aka Skrillex has emerged as one of the few electronic music visionaries over the last 12 months, his unique sound and electrifying performances have garnered him a huge global fanbase.

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Fans attending L.E.D presents deadmau5 will now get a double helping of Skrillex who performs in the Lets Go Crazy Arena and the Main Stage.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

COCKNBULLKID ASTHMA ATTACK (FOAMO REMIX) FREE DOWNLOAD...


The CocknBullKid LP is called Adulthood and is brilliant. I love her lyrics, they're raw and wry and they juxtapose brilliantly with the glossy pop production of the record. Asthma Attack is my idea of a perfect pop song.

Foamo has produced a wicked remix and offered it for free download via Annie Mac’s blog!

http://www.anniemacpresents.com/blog.php

Who’s Foamo?

Kye Gibbon aka Foamo is a DJ/producer from High Wycombe, UK.
Foamo plays all over the UK and Europe and has toured Australia, Asia, America & Canada.
He has also performed many guestmixes on BBC Radio 1, Kiss FM and other stations around the world.
Foamo is also a resident at the legendary Chew The Fat! in London, and is resident at We Love Sundays at Space, Ibiza.

Basically, he’s big.

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Monday, 16 May 2011

CREAMFIELDS ADD TO RIDONKULOUS LINE-UP...


Festival season will soon be upon us and everyone’s favourite dance festival have announced even more acts and arenas to their every growing line up.

Having just announced an extra day for campers Creamfields are pulling out all the stops to deliver a jam packed weekend of entertainment.

This year includes Strongbow who return with an impressive DJ and Live Music line up all performing under the legendary yellow roof and featuring the best cutting edge talent on the circuit which includes DJ performances from Jaguar Skills, Brodinski, Kissy Sell Out, Zinc, Goldierocks, Louis La Roche, Maxxi Soundsystem, Marc Roberts, Rory Phillips, StopMakingMe, General Jimmy and Mr Paul plus live performances from disco-house legends Retro/Grade, Balearic don Chad Valley, pioneering beatsmith Star Slinger and live dub-step from Dansette Junior. They will also be bringing their Festival Pub Build to the fields of Daresbury in the form of The Graft & The Glory Pub, a unique festival boozer which offers everything a festival reveller could ask for. So whether you want to mingle in the pub, dance stage side or kick back in the pub garden be sure to pop in for a pint!


Other acts just announced include DJ/ Producer and Tiёsto collaborator Hardwell, Dutch DJ/Producer du jour Oliver Twizt who joins Laidback Luke in his Super You&Me Arena and Italo/disco kings Serge Santiago and Tom Neville aka Retro/Grade who return on Sunday for a DJ set joining David Guetta and Afrojack on the Main Stage.


This year we welcome back the Mixmag Future Heroes Arena which will be taking pride of place in an all new ‘Igloo’ structure which offers the ultimate immersive party experience. Mixmag doesn’t just report on the biggest names in dance, they also nurture new talent and break new acts. As part of their commitment to kick-starting the careers of tomorrows headliners they have pulled together some of the most exciting new DJ’s in clubland including D.O.D, Igor Project, Ricochet Musica, Nelly, Anthony Probyn, Jemmy, Ed Mackie, James Dutton plus more.


The IglooVision Arena which first debuted at Glastonbury features a panoramic graphic environment which will be specially adapted in real time to suit the mood and music of the performance. Festival goers will be treated to a 360 degree video wall that comes alive, changing from underwater to flaming hot club scenes – this is as close to becoming ‘Tron’ as you’ll ever get and an audio visual feast not to be missed.
On Sunday IglooVision becomes the Residents Arena which will see performances from some of the UK’s best loved Resident DJ’s including H2, Tim Owen, Adam Helliwell, Anton Powers, Thomas Tuft, Steve Parry, Sean Hughes, Lee Rands, Andy Woods and more.


Back by demand isJägermeisterwho return with two of their specially concerted ex-military beats, the first of their beasts is theJäger Rock Truck,which converts into an outdoor stage and will be showcasing performances from the likes ofLMP DJ’s, Ellesse, Mark Mac, Paul Nunn & James Glover, Dash, Sam Rice, Zutekh, Denny Dowdand more, whilst the second truckThe Jägertruckwill be the base for festival goers toenjoy an Ice Cold Jäger shot whilstwatching and foot tapping to the beat.


For some laidback cool and to rest your weary feet, waltz over to the Pimm’s Bus which returns in all its ‘garden party’ glory complete with bunting, white picket fence and deckchair action.


Following last month’s announcement of an extra day added for campers, existing 2 day camping ticket holders who wish to upgrade to a 3 day camping ticket are reminded that this is a limited offer, and available on a first come first serve basis and are being urged to contact their ticket agent to upgrade as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Creamfields returns to Daresbury in Cheshire on August Bank Holiday Weekend. For full line up and info go to: www.creamfields.com


FRIDAY 26TH AUGUST


That Mixmag Thing Silent Disco
Scratch Perverts
Jaymo & Andy George
Brookes Brothers
Futurebound
Clique DJ’s


Size Matters Silent Disco
Screening Swedish House Mafia’s ‘Take One’ Movie
Tim Mason
Third Party


Silent Cinema
Screening iconic clubbing movies



SATURDAY 27TH AUGUST


North Stage
The Chemical Brothers (Dance Festival Exclusive)
Magnetic Man
Katy B
Skrillex
Feed Me


Clublife Stage
Tiёsto (UK Festival Exclusive)
Calvin Harris
Diplo
Mark Knight
Hardwell


Paul van Dyk Presents Evolution
Paul van Dyk (UK Festival Exclusive)
Ferry Corsten
Eddie Halliwell
Judge Jules
John O’Callaghan
Giuseppe Ottaviani
Marcus Schössow
Gareth Wyn


Pryda Friends
Eric Prydz
Sasha
Pete Tong
James Zabiela
Joris Voorn
Sébastian Léger
Funk D’Void
Jeremy Olander


Size Matters
Steve Angello
Dirty South
Alex Metric
AN21
Dave Spoon
Third Party
Special Guest: Benny Benassi


Annie Mac Presents
Annie Mac
Boys Noize
Erol Alkan
Boys Noize
Fake Blood Live
Jack Beats
The 2 Bears
Flight Facilities
Special Guest: Mark Ronson


BBC Radio 1Xtra
Andy C
Caspa
Danny Byrd
Goldie
Mistajam
N-Type
DJ Fresh
Hatcha
Crissy Criss
Chimpo
Joker
Digital Soundboy System Featuring:-
Shy FX / Breakage
B.Traits with Donaeo
Hype
Youngman + Stamina MC
MC’s: Dynamite / GQ / IC3
Nomad / Rod Azlan / Tonn Piper


Strongbow ‘The Graft & The Glory’
Brondinski
Kissy Sell Out
Chad Valley (Live)
Louis la Roche
Rory Phillips
Maxxi Soundsystem
Mr Paul
Retro/Grade (Live)


Mixmag Future Heroes
D.O.D
Igor Project
Ricochet Musica
Nelly
Anthony Probyn
Jemmy
Ed Mackie
James Dutton


Jäger Rock Truck
Ellesse
Mark Mac
Sam Rice
Zutekh
Rob Casson + Andy Currie


Hed Kandi Hospitality
Bambina
Phil Faversham
Sam Cannon
Sarah Louise
Alan Hartley
Percussion: Steve Lewis
Saxophone: Yasmin


SUNDAY 28TH AUGUST


North Stage
David Guetta
Afrojack
Chris Lake
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Retrograde
Alan


South Stage
Armin van Buuren (UK Festival Exclusive)
Example
Chicane
Kaskade


Swedish House Mafia
Swedish House Mafia (English Festival Exclusive)
Calvin Harris
A-Trak
Max Vangeli
Norman Doray
Thomas Gold
Alesso


Cream
Above & Beyond
Gareth Emery
Markus Schulz
Hernan Cattaneo
Adam Sheridan
Rob Harnetty
Exclusive Special Guest: Paul Oakenfold


Mixmag Presents Cocoon
Sven Väth
Marco Carola
Josh Wink
Onur Özer
Tobi Neumann


Super You&Me
Laidback Luke
Wolfgang Gartner
Carte Blanche featuring: DJ Mehdi & Riton
Congorock
Sandro Silva
Oliver Twizt


Goodgreef Xtra-Hard
Showtek
Lisa Lashes
Kutski
Alex Kidd
Andy Whitby
Rob Tissera
Fausto B2B Phil York
Brian M Vs McBunn
Argy
Exclusive Live Debut: Organ Donors Live


Strongbow ‘The Graft & The Glory’
Jaguar Skills
Zinc
Goldierocks
Marc Roberts
StopMakingMe
Dansette Junior (Live)
General Jimmy
Star Slinger (Live)


Residents Arena
H2
Tim Owen
Adam Helliwell
Thomas Tuft
Steve Parry
Lee Rands
Anton Powers
Sean Hughes
Lee Ellis
Andy Woods
Chrismimo


Jäger Rock Truck
Paul Nunn & James Glover
LMP DJ’s
Denny Dowd
Andy Clayton & Mark Bryan
Simon Unwin
Kev McGowan
Dash


Hed Kandi Hospitality
Andy Norman
Carl Hanaghan
Andy Daniels
Stephanie Jay
Alan Hartley
Percussion: Steve Lewis
Saxophone: Yasmin


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