Thursday, 30 June 2011


Laidback Luke, Super You&Me Cream Compilation
Leading global, clubbing super-brand Cream launches the next instalment of award winning compilation series Cream Ibiza along side international superstar Laidback Luke & his Super You&Me party brand.

Cream Ibiza needs little introduction as one of Ibiza’s biggest nights for over 17 years, bringing the world’s biggest DJ’s to millions of clubbers. This year is no exception with heaps of talent lined up, not least Laidback Luke with his high adrenalin Super You&Me, super hero themed, fancy dress parties, sure to create a massive new buzz for Ibiza.

Cream, Laidback Luke and Super You&Me have teamed up for five exclusive events launching on Thursday 7th July and carrying on throughout the summer on 28th July, 11th August, 25th August and 8th September. Hold tight for an Ibiza rocket ride!

Laidback Luke has carved out a huge name for himself releasing a slew of monster club tracks and crossover hits, most noticeably the UK top 5, Robin S - Show Me Love remake single along side Steve Angello. His current single Turbulence with US rock & rave merchant Steve Aoki and king of crunk, Lil Jon, is already smashing BBC Radio 1 with spins from Scott Mills and Fearne Cotton to name a few. His remix credits read like a who’s who of pop having retouched the likes of Black Eyed Peas, David Guetta ft. Kelly Rowland, Robyn, Dizzee Rascal, Calvin Harris, Wynter Gordon and Christina Aguilera.

Super You&Me has taken the world by storm, with residencies across the globe, Laidback Luke has created one of the most exciting club concepts of recent years. With party people encouraged to dress up as their favourite super hero alter ego. Super You&Me is focused on fun and friends first, with a class A line up to match. Ibiza 2011 is no exception featuring top artists such as Fake Blood, Wolfgang Gartner and Congorock plus live PA’s from Example, Wynter Gordon and Grace Regine, Super You&Me in Ibiza looks set to blow Amnesia’s dance floor apart!!

The Cream Ibiza Laidback Luke Super You&Me reflects Luke’s own productions but also some of his biggest remixes. Highlights include album exclusive ‘Speak Up’ by the man himself, alongside Luke’s hot new single Turbulence with Steve Aoki & Lil Jon, Dizzee Rascal – Holiday (Laidback Luke Remix), Wynter Gordon – Dirty Talk (Laidback Luke Remix) plus an exclusive Laidback Luke remix of the classic Alice Deejay – Better Off Alone, which is set to be a summer 2011 anthem all over again!

Luke also shows his unique live mix-mash-up skills, packing in specials such as The Chemical Brothers, cutting and creating an unexpected floor buster by chopping up Bingo Players with Bel Biv Devoe, reworking Michael Woods with Delerium and Steve Angello with Corona’s huge euro-hit Rhythm Of The Night.

Round the above off with a selection of some of the biggest club smashes around taking in everything from dance legend Ferry Corsten – Punk (Sidney Samson Remix) to dubstep scene leaders, Nero - You & Me, which add up to make Cream Ibiza Laidback Luke Super You&Me the most unique dance mix of 2011.

Cream Ibiza Laidback Luke Super You&Me perfectly captures the new sound of Cream Ibiza and if you can’t visit the White Isle this summer then this album is a must-have for your CD player / iPod!!

Pre-order your fresh Super You&Me CD on iTunes now!


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Feed Me - To The Stars EP
Feed Me returns after his Beatport top 10 dominating ‘Big Adventure’ EP with yet another aptly named ‘To The Stars‘ EP. Including four hard hitting, breath taking and expertly produced tracks due for release on deadmau5′s mau5trap label.

He teams up again with the mesmerising vocals of Tasha Baxter for ‘Strange Behaviour’ – an anthem in it’s own right that will overrule your speakers with resonating bass riffs and chunky beats, not to mention the unforgettable, catchy vocals.

‘To The Stars’ combines Feed Me’s signature acid bass lines with more cleverly programmed synth hooks and spine tingling breakdowns. He adds a quirky intro to ‘Pink Lady’ then straight into rattling bass and noises you would have never even heard of on tracks previously to this.

When you thought Feed Me couldn’t deliver anymore we are blessed with ‘Chain Smoker’ – a track to keep feet stomping and heads blown on any dance floor.

Feed Me yet again takes us on one of his spectacular journeys through musical genius and what better label to play host than deadmau5′s globally dictating mau5trap. Hope you all enjoy.

Download at Beatport.

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Modeselektor, Monkeytown
Modeselektor have recently been all over the internet, for the re-launch of their 50 weapons label, a following compilation, the signing of Dark Sky for his next EP - and now, the Berlin based duo have announced that they will be releasing a brand new album later in the year.

Featuring collaborations with Thom Yorke, Busdriver, PVT and Anti-Pop Consortium, it looks set to be another heavy hitting and warmly eclectic album, from the guys who brought you 'Happy Birthday' some years ago. The album will be released through Monkeytown Records – the other and more productive label over recent years responsible for releasing the latest Siriusmo album - and will share the same title as the label.

Monkeytown’ will be released on October 3rd through the label of the same name. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

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Hotel Es Vive, Ibiza
This has NOTHING to do with Michael Woods's club banger...
Although, a Mojito in Es Vive's pool, whist listening to 'First Aid' on repeat, would certainly make me forget about my red raw feet & put me in the mood for rockin' out!

Ibiza’s iconic Hotel Es Vive have announced a new addition to their services this summer: fish pedicure for tired boogie feet.

The concept of the fish pedis, courtesy of London’s biggest Fish spa Anesis, is to sit back and have the tiny fish doctors nibble away at your feet removing dead skin, making them feel smooth and rejuvenated and ready for the dance floor once more. As the ultimate pampering experience for our often neglected friends, which we manage to squeeze into tight shoe-wear and get trampled on weekend after weekend, it sounds like music to our ears.

For more details head to Es Vive now.

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Wednesday, 29 June 2011


Aeroplane June 2011 Mixtape
Summer is officially here? (Don’t want to jinx it). As summer lands, so does the newest mix from Aeroplane. Perfect timing, eh?

Aeroplane June 2011 Mix by Aeroplane (Official)


1. Tricksky – Beginning
2. Juan Soto – ISS 2015
3. Out of City – Galactica
4. Human League – Sky ( Plastic Plates Remix )
5. Moon Runner – Cultural Track One
6. Mario Basonov _ Lonely Days
7. Penguin Prison – Fair Warning ( Goldroom Dub )
8. Nonoman – Phase 2 Edit
9. Djuma Soundsystem & diskJoKKe
10. The Supermen Lovers – Keep the Funk Alive ( Cytizen Remix )

Aeroplane Biog...

You fly with Aeroplane once, you don't forget it. In just three years, theItalian-Belgianduo have established themselves as party-starting DJs, remixers du jour -with their spacious cosmic-disco re-rerubs of Grace Jones (William's Blood), Friendly Fires (Paris) and Sebastien Tellier (Kilometer)- and, via their own piano-sprinkled melancholic beauties like Caramellas,leaders of thenu-disco and Balearica scene. So Aeroplane's debut album, We Can't Fly, arrives with sky-high hopes. Now that our appetites have been whetted by those brief, tantalising excursions, what delights await us on their maiden long-haul flight'

Plenty, it turns out. Recorded in Toulouse, Paris, London and Los Angeles, We Can't Fly (co-produced by Bertrand Burgalat), is a grown up, dazzlingly accomplished record that showcases not just a passion for stately, soulful disco and early 80s electronica, but a lush and bittersweet set of influences that stretch from Abba and film soundtracks to Floyd, the Stones and the Italian crooners that Vito Deluca's mama played him in his Brussels youth.

Aeroplane is now a one-man operation, Vito having amicably parted company with his bandmate Stephen Fasano. Not that we should be alarmed. 'There are worse things in life!' says Vito. 'Stephen's gonna do music on his own, I'm gonna do music on my own. I'm the studio guy, he was more the DJ so when the music became more important, the more I was alone in the studio. The future of Aeroplane was this album and I wrote it and played every instrument.' The two are still on good terms: 'He's picking me up tomorrow at the airport. I'm probably going to produce the stuff he writes in the future and I'm not going to have a word to say about it!'

Flying solo has given Vito the chance to flex his classically trained musical muscles: 'We've been put in the dance music category but I'm a songwriter, that's what I know how to do. I wanted to go back to proper pop music, not being forced to do nine-minute tracks so the DJ can mix in before and after.' Aeroplane have never been at the mercy of traditional bpms, and being free of 'the dancefloor pressure' has given Vito additional license to slow things down and look around. 'I'm at my best at 105bpm,' he says. 'That's the speed where I make the best music. You can do more, there's more groove, more feeling.'

He's not kidding. Take We Can't Fly, the languid, showstopping anthem-to-be with which Aeroplane kicked off their landmark 500th Radio 1 Essential Mix at Circus in Liverpool earlier this year. Laying gospel harmonies over Compass Point-era Grace Jones reggae, blissed-out Rimini keyboards and kiddie vocal samples, it's handsome proof that dancability and musicality don't have to be mutully exclusive. It's going to sound rapturous live, when Vito and an expanded on-stage line-up play Aeroplane's first dates later this year.

Being let loose in a proper, bells-and-whistles studio for the first time has been something of an eye-opener. 'I've been recording in my bedroom for my entire life so it sounds a million times better,' says Vito. 'I was totally like a kid in a sweetshop.' The results are spectacular - and at times intensely cinematic. The widescreen, string-splashed Mountains of Moscow is the soundtrack to the best Eighties blockbuster you've never seen, while London Bridge and Point of No Return are mini-epics of spiralling Floydian guitar riffs and plaintive Tangerine Dream synths. 'That's my dream actually, writing scores for movies,' says Vito. 'For me the Rocky soundtrack is at the same level as Dark Side of the Moon, it's the same kind of perfection.'

Another mighty inspiration was Giorgio Moroder, whose gleaming electronic scores for Scarface and Midnight Express fed into the vintage disco stylings of My Enemy and the propulsive, piano-led Superstar, which Vito describes as 'Moroder meets Canned Heat'.

The raucous, razor-blade rock of I Don't Feel features the formidable vocals of Merry Clayton, who backed Jagger on Vito's favourite Stones song, Gimme Shelter. 'There was always this black chick singing at the end and I never knew who she was. I also had this amazing soul-funk record by a girl called Merry Clayton. Then one day they played Gimme Shelter on the radio and the DJ explained that it was Merry singing. I lost the plot and said we have to try everything we can to get her.' Get her they did, and Clayton wraps her arena-sized lungs around squalling Bowie-ish riffs to impressive effect. 'She killed the song, it was amazing.'

The roster of guest singers is impeccable. Nicolas Ker, the frontman of French italo-disco outfit Poni Hoax, adds a sullen elan to Fish in the Sky, an electro torch song worthy of Human League, while dream-pop outfit Au Revoir Simone breathe delicate harmonies over the woozy ballad We Fall Over, and London's Jonathan Jeremiah transforms Good Riddance into a low-slung slice of honky-tonk soul.

Perhaps the most ear-catching turn comes from the precocious LA teen-vixen Sky Ferreira on Without Lies, a cover of a song by the Belgian screen star Marie Gillain. The 17 year-old Ferreira takes obvious relish in delivering suggestive lines like 'When I eat cake I prefer the cherry'. Vito picked her because 'we needed a young voice but kind of sexy too. It's like an angel and a demon in the same body.'

It's a breathtakingly diverse collection of songs, but what runs through all of them is that wistful Aeroplane trademark, what Vito calls 'sad happiness'. It's something he learned from the Italian pop maestros so beloved of his mum, men like Lucio Battisti and Adriano Celentano. An exquisite, bittersweet state that's neither overly dark nor simplistically happy. It's the Aeroplane way - wake up and smell the kerosene.

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Zoo Project, Ibiza, 2011
Zoo Project – the unmistakable fancy dress party that takes place annually in Ibiza have announced details of their summer programming line up...and a brand new record label of the same name.

From their inception in 2007 at Gala Night - a former zoo - they now hold Wednesdays at Gala Nights and Saturdays at Privilege (nicely titled Saturday Night Project) – and joining them rock these parties every week until September will be Soul Clap, Kate Simko, Benoit & Sergio, Julio Bashmore and loads more...

Channel Zoo also has a new record label scheduled to be unleashed in a month’s time, with the first release being put forward by UK man Michael James. Check out the video below.

For the full listings check out

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Sonny Wharton
The last 12 months for Sonny Wharton have been nothing short of phenomenal! Huge releases on Size, Toolroom, Spinnin’ and Skint have all received heavy support from the likes of Pete Tong, Steve Angello, Mark Knight and Roger Sanchez whilst his new record label Whartone continues to dominate the download charts.

As a big thankyou for all the support Sonny is giving away a bumper pack of 5 FREE bootlegs ready to rock your summer…

Sonny Wharton Summer Bootleg Pack Contains:
Martin Solveig – Rocking Music (Sonny Wharton Bootleg)
SHM – One (Sonny Wharton Bootleg)
Ubu – Pixels (Sonny Wharton Remake)
Futureshock – Sparc (Sonny Wharton Bootleg)
Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Sonny Wharton Bootleg)


All tracks are strictly for promotional use only and no copyright infringement is intended. If you like the music you hear please respect all the original artists involved and go support them at their shows and buy their original tracks legally!

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Laidback Luke, Cream interview
As one of the biggest DJs on the planet, Laidback Luke is renowned for his monster tracks and ‘roadblock’ performances. Recently, he’s worked with David Guetta, Diplo, Steve Aoki and Lil Jon, and remixed everyone from Black Eyed Peas, Robyn to Tiesto and Moby. He’s sold out his own brand Super You&Me parties in Miami, Amsterdam, London, Germany and will be continuing the party’s run of success when he hosts his first SuperYou&Me Arena at Creamfields. All this while continuing to release music via his own label, Mixmash Records and still finding time to give the next generation of music makers a leg-up through his forum, at

We caught up with Luke in the midst of his hectic schedule to discuss his plans for Creamfields, what tracks to look out for this Summer and how he created his new compilation for Cream Ibiza.

You’re hosting your very first SuperYou&Me Arena at Creamfields. When we walk into the Arena what can we expect to see and hear?
I’m bringing the Ibiza experience to Creamfields. My Super You&Me experience. The fun, the energy, the euforia. I’m bringing my favorite DJs around the globe to my area too. We should all feel like heroes stepping into the Arena!

Have you sorted your superhero costume out yet?
Yes I have! And they are hilarious too. I’m still thinking of going as Bruce Lee once too. It will be very easy for me. I’ll just go topples and will write three stripes on each side of my chest ha ha.

Why SuperYou&Me, where did the concept come from?
I felt a lot of the dance music experience was getting to be too cool. I was wondering where the fun had gone. I remember having stupid fun with my friends being the best nights out. The anticipation of dressing up, or at least actively being aware of what you will look like going out adds to living up to a night too. I always have had a weakness for comics and superheroes. And hell, always wanted to be one too! Now I have the best excuse to actually feel and dress up like one!

Will you be in the Arena all day or are you going to have a walk around the festival?
I’ll try to be there the most I can! Honestly though, I’m probably flying from somewhere without sleep and leaving early the next day again. But I’ll represent for sure. On the other hand though, the line up of Creamfields is a killer this year. Everyone is talking about it. I should walk around too ha!

Every year your audience at the festival grows, do you get nervous stepping out to 20,000 people?
Not really. It’s just excitement. And the rush that comes with grabbing 20,000 people by the balls. That’s how I roll behind the decks. You&Me should have the best party ever, let’s go for it!

It must be overwhelming at times?
Only when I stop and think about it. A good time for that is always after my performance. I sometimes compare it with good sex. I step off the stage and will go like: ‘God, that felt good!’. Best feeling in the world!

Have you ever been to any festivals socially?
It’s been ages, but yes back in the day I did. I did quite some partying as a teenager. That’s why I fell in love with this music. Unfortunately, with my schedule (200 flights a year, and a 150 shows), it gets really hard to have spare time to do anything else really.

Tiësto and Sebastian Ingrosso have turned up to watch you perform many times before, is it important to have support from your peers?
Been thinking a while about this question. And although I’d love to say it doesn’t really matter, it actually does! Tiësto’s love for our style of house music is also because we are all friendly and supportive to one and another. House music was always like that. The feeling of one love. It should remain like that, and yes, having support from your peers means the world!

Do you feel under pressure DJ’ing in front of them?
Yes kind of. These are all professionals yo! People that operate on the same level. And although they’lll probably not judge me the way I judge myself, I do keep in mind that they are watching over my shoulder too ha.

What are going to be the big ‘Summer tunes’ this year?
That’s a good question! I don’t know yet really! I mean Swedish House Mafia tracks are always big and the Example/Michael Woods ‘Changed The Way You Kissed’ me is absolutely massive at the moment. Let’s see at the end of the season though.

Tell us about Wynter Gordon, how did you start working with her?
I basically started working with her after doing the remix of Dirty Talk. Her label Atlantic/Big Beat and I got closer and started to do demos. She’s an amazing human being. And a killer performer and singer too. To me she should be the next big thing as we need amazing human beings like that on top!

Tell us about your new album for Cream Ibiza?
It’s a little Laidback Luke two hour energy package to celebrate the summer. I’m happy and honored to do it with Cream as a lot of my summer evolves about us working together.

Which CD matches your personality the best?
It’s a continues mix of two hours so I’d say the both of them. I really put my imprint on there.I feel a good DJ should always try and bring his own signature sound and feel. This is one of the things I try to advice new talent too.

How did you set out choosing tracks for the album?
It always starts with making a huge wishlist of your favorite tracks you want on there and try to reach out to the record labels to get clearance to legally use them for the CD. Before starting the mix I’ll have a selection of at least fifty tracks to choose from.

How did you put the album together?
I tried to put a bit of everything in there. My main quality, and what I think makes life interesting,is variation. Variation makes you love the thing you start with good. For instance, the music I love mostis house music. But after doing it for twenty years now, I sometimes get bored listening to it for over and hour. When I switch it up to Dubstep, or to a genre of house that’s not that close to me, it’s all aboutthe return to my sound after that that counts. It feels refreshing again.

What’s your favourite track on the album?
Such a tough question! As I put so many favorites on there! I absolutely love that Nero Me and You track. Such a next level song slash dance slash pop slash energy kind of track. Me and You was my inspiration to make Speak Up for instance. I’d say my remix of Alice Deejay pretty much covers the whole Super You&Me feel. The crazy stupid fun and the energy. Guaranteed for a great time!

There’s a lot of your own production on there, any plans for an artist album?
I always say I’ll do an album if there’s the demand for it. I could easily do one as I make music very quickly. However I don’t feel the time is right yet.

If you were hanging up your headphones and playing your final ever set, what would be your closing track?
Amazing, what a great question! A very tough one though. I actually hope it never happens!

Have you got any collaborations on the cards this year?
Yes I sure have. My two new singles with Ministry of Sound will have some great singers on them collaborating with me and after that I have a collaboration ready to go with Sander van Doorn.

What’s next for you? Do you have a 5 year plan or go with the flow?
I do go with the flow, every year we try to step it up a little though. It’s definately a goal to still be around in five years and to rock it as hard as I do now.

What’s been your biggest achievement professionally and personally to date?
Professionally doing an official remix for Daft Punk for ‘Crescendolls’ as I’m such a huge fan. Entering the world DJ top 20 was a good look to my family too. They finally got it lol! But the best is yet to come, that keeps me going too. Personally my best productions every, my two sons and finding a new way of living my life last year. A non pressured personal life with renewed energy for life where my music is an intergral part of it.

What’s your advice for aspiring DJs?
Make music, work harder and practise a lot. Stay humble and friendly to everyone. Always be open for criticism but do keep fully believing in yourself. Try and bring something unique, set yourself goals and never ever give up!
Also, visit my forum as it’s a breeding ground for new talent.

What is your first clubbing memory?Dancing and losing my mind to Westbam’s ‘Mayday’ and realising this was the music I’d forever want to dance too.

What music do you listen to aside from dance music?
Anything from classical music to rock. As I’m clasically trained as well, I just love music in general.

If you could send a message to all of your fans, what would that be?
It would be a thank you message. A massive one. You make me to who I am and I’m happy we can share parties and memories together for years to come!

And finally finish this sentence, Creamfields is…
Going to blow your face off, mark my words ; )

Laidback Luke headlines the SuperYou&Me Arena at Creamfields on Sunday 28th August Bank Holiday weekend.

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Afrojack Vs Paris Hilton
Here we thought that, like any heiress with an insatiable ego and money to burn, Paris Hilton’s promises/threats to make a ‘house music’ album were just flippant little nothings that would never eventuate to anything. Shame on us it seems, as somehow the wheels continue to spin on Hilton’s diabolical dance plans.

While we previously reported that French house hitmaker David Guetta was Paris’ producer victim of choice it now looks like the heiress has moved on to Dutch house prodigy and frequent Guetta point-man Afrojack to give her some club cred.

As announced in a story by The Hollywood Reporter, Afrojack has at least considered working with Hilton on her music saying that he met with her about the collaboration.

“She was pretty cool so we’ll see,” Afrojack said before adding a condition to their partnership; “I’m not going to do a pop song with Paris. If I do something with her, it’s going to be real.”

Phew. Don’t worry you guys, it’s going to be 'real'.

Anyways... You'll have to keep me updated, as on the day it's released ill be playing dodgeball with a porcupine.


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Wakestock Festival 2011
Wakestock will always hold a special place in my heart. It was one of the last gigs i played as a DJ before giving it all up for my new love... Dirty Smart.

This year Europe’s largest wakeboard music festival welcomes some of the biggest names in the music industry to the stunning location on the Llyn Peninsula for a weekend of top music and extreme sports action.
With just over a month to go before the gates to Wakestock 2011 open, things are really hotting up. With a bigger and better line up then ever before Wakestock 2011 is going to rock!

This year Europe’s largest wakeboard music festival welcomes some of the biggest names in the music industry to the stunning location on the Llyn Peninsula for a weekend of top music and extreme sports action.

The incredible line-up includes the likes of Scottish rock legends BIFFY CLYRO who will be playing Wakestock as one of only three festival dates this summer, Liverpool’s very own THE WOMBATS, girl of the moment, the stunning songstress ELLIE GOULDING, crowd pleasers CHASE & STATUS, THE CRIBS, KELIS, EXAMPLE, ZANE LOWE, KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES, FAR EAST MOVEMENT, THE JOY FORMIDABLE, NOISETTES, ED SHEERAN, CHIDDY BANG, WRETCH 32, NERO, CASPA & MC ROD AZLAN, JAGUAR SKILLS, KISSY SELL OUT, NEON TREES, HUW STEPHENS, DJ FRESH, DANNY BYRD, HERVE, DEV, YASMIN, MASTERS IN FRANCE, REDLIGHT, ADS LEHANE and many more – for the full line up go to and book your tickets today.

Wakestock 2011 has so much to offer in terms of a full fun packed weekend by the sea. The unique event also sees the world’s best wakeboarders take to the water. Wakestock UK are stoked to have some of the biggest names in the sport confirmed. They will be travelling to the Llyn Peninsula to compete for the title of Wakestock champion! Already confirmed for this year’s competition are Wakestock 2010 pool gap champion Aaron Rathy, US rider Danny Thollander, previous Wakestock champion Dan Nott, world cable champion Nick Davies, Aussie rider Scotty Broome, Thai ripper Padiwat Jaemjam aka the Bomb, British rail master CK, and returning to Wakestock after a couple of years away are UK riders Marc Rossiter, Jonty Green and Ben Hitch..

This year will see the prize money split equally between the Wakestock boat comp and the WWA Rail Europeans which are taking place on the pool gap which for those of you who haven’t been to Wakestock before, is slap bang in the middle of the festival site. The already ridiculously high standard of riding on the pool gap is going to explode! The boat finals will be taking place on Saturday afternoon in Pwllheli Marina. We will be opening up the festival site from 2pm on Sunday for the WWA Rail Europeans finals, which will run from 3pm to 6pm on Sunday at the festival site. The new format means that the 16 best rail riders in Europe will be battling it out for 3 hours non-stop on the infamous Wakestock pool gap! The Wakestock crew have some amazing plans to improve the area surrounding the pool gap making it a far more interactive area to chill and watch some of the world’s best rail riding while taking in the festival atmosphere got to to read more about the action on the water this year.

Wakeboarding Schedule


11.20am – 3.20pm Practise Session – (Pwllheli Marina)


12.20pm – 4.20pm Pro Qualifying – (Pwllheli Marina)


1.30pm – 5.30pm Pro Finals – (Pwllheli Marina)


11.00am – 1.00pm Mystic Big Air Competition – (Abersoch Main Beach)

3.00pm – 6.00pm Pool Gap Finals (Festival Site)

There are 3 venues for the wakeboarding and 4 days of action in total. The main contest takes place in Pwllhelli Marina, just under 2 miles from the festival site. 2 epic rails are built and riders will be towed behind a the tow boat. In each run a rider can fit in over 10 wake style tricks and hit each rail.

Thursday is practice day and all the riders get the opportunity to dial their skills on the purpose built rails and boat wake. Friday is the pro qualifier and it’s hot competition this year. With more entries than ever before the standard of riding has never been so hot! 20 pros will be fighting out for places in the final and the chance to hit the jackpot on Saturday. The highlight happens on Saturday with the pro men final! 20 of the world’s finest wakeboarders will battle out for thousands of pounds and the honour of being a Wakestock Champion. Last year saw all 3 spots on the podium being taken by US riders so you can expect the British contingent to be fighting for revenge and their honour.

The second venue for the wakeboarding is the Mystic Big Air competition on Abersoch Beach on Sunday morning. Starting at 11am it is a 2 hour jam and the winner is the guy or girl who goes biggest! Two Yamaha WaveRunners will tow the riders around the course. They use a floating kicker to perform a trick of their choice. Biggest air gets £500 for their troubles.

The third venue is the Pool Gap on the festival site and this allows the wake action to continue well into the night. With wakeskating jams and the Rococo Rail Tour all taking place there is money to be won! We will be opening the festival site from 2pm on Sunday so you can catch all the action in the Pool Gap finals which will take place between 3pm and 6pm. All the wakeboard venues are linked together by shuttle buses so getting about couldn’t be easier. Make sure you check the timings and don’t miss out on the action.

Get your tickets now and don’t miss out!

With only weeks to go the tickets are still on sale and can be purchased through the website at or by calling 0844 873 7358. Get yours today! Tickets are also available through a number of local outlets around Gwynedd. The following shops will be selling tickets this year -

ABERSOCH – Fat Face and Abersoch Watersports

PWLLHELI – Bargain Box and Newsplus

PORTHMADOG – Outdoor World and Cob Records

CAERNARFON – Snowdonia Adventure

BANGOR – Cob Records


Single Night Tickets £45 (plus booking fee)

Single Night Camping Tickets £70 (plus booking fee)

Weekend ticket £100 (plus booking fee)

Weekend camping ticket £125 (plus booking fee)

Campervan Tickets £50 (Plus Booking Fee)

Thursday Night Arena Pass for the Propaganda Pre Party £7.50

Car Parking Ticket £10 - These will be £15 if purchased on the day

Shuttle Bus Pass £5 Per person

There are loads of cool VIP options available which come with a whole host of perks at the festival. For all the options, important information and to purchase these go to the

There are loads of options for getting to and from Wakestock, whether you are planning to come by car, bus, train or plane. We work together with travel partners including the likes of Big Green Coach Company. These guys exclusively offers return coach travel direct to the heart of Wakestock 2011 from 24 locations. No need to worry about driving, changing trains, lack of sleep or suffering from any over indulgence! Big Green Coach takes the hassle out of your travel. By choosing Big Green Coach, you are doing your bit for the environment as coach travel is the most environmentally friendly way of getting to Wakestock (apart from walking, cycling or surfing there!). Big Green Coach will even plant a tree for every full coach they take into the festival! They planted 14 new trees thanks to your help last year. Why not visit for more details and to book.

Keep checking the website over the coming weeks as there is still a load more news to come. Go to the website today - or call 01758 741095.

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Tuesday, 28 June 2011


deadmau5, Cream, Amnesia, Ibiza
On June 23rd, deadmau5 played Cream Amnesia, headlining the Mixmag terrace.
I saw a review written on by Kelly Thorpe that made me chuckle for obvious reasons…

deadmau5 headlines Cream's second party of the summer…

Cream is one of the craziest and busiest parties of the summer in Ibiza, and this week was no exception. I was especially excited tonight as Deadmau5 was making a special appearance, and he is a DJ I’d been wanting to hear live for years.

Attending a Cream party is probably one of the best people watching experiences that exists. Crazy antics, wild clothing, and creative stories people tell insisting they are on the guest list are just a few of the things I witnessed tonight. As an American myself, I also picked up on the fact that an unusually high amount of clubbers tonight had come from America compared to the numerous other parties I've attended in the past month that I've been living in Ibiza.

At 4 am I entered the club to finally discover for myself if Deadmau5 would live up to all the hype that has been generated about him. As I made my way through the completely rammed club to get to the terrace the first thing I observed was signs posted throughout Amnesia informing people of the smoking ban now in effect in Ibiza’s clubs, which many people were definitely ignoring. Finally, I had reached the stage just as Deadmau5 began his set. I noticed he was wearing a T-shirt that said “high on life”. Could this be in response to all the rumors last summer that his many canceled tour dates were caused by excessive drug use?

I didn’t know what to expect from Deadmau5 as his sound has definitely changed over the years from house to recently more breaks and dubstep. I was pleasantly surprised to hear much of his set was infused with the sounds and music from his older album Random Album Title, including “I Remember”, “Faxing Berlin”, and “Alone With You”. The wildly popular “Ghosts N Stuff” was also played, as well as his recent hit “Raise Your Weapon” from his latest album 4x4=12. The surprise of the night was an edgy live performance by singer Sofi.

Featured tee:
'High On Life'

(photo by James Chapman)

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Monday, 27 June 2011

Blatta & Inesha, 2011 North American Tour…

Blatta & Inesha, North American Tour
Today is a good day to be an American.
I only wish I lived across the pond to follow these 2 Italians around the country!

Despite our UK base, Dirty Smart will be there in spirit as we have sponsored the tour!
Check out Blatta & Inesha at one of the following events:

7/02 –Fuck Yesss – Atlanta GA
7/05 – Throwed – Boston MA
7/08 – Club Hell – Providence RI
7/14 – Gotta Dance Dirty LA
7/15 – Feel the Noise – San Diego CA
7/18 – Motiv – Santa Cruz CA
7/22 – Webster Hall – NYC
7/23 – US7 Festival – St. Louis MO
7/28 – Takeovr – Orlando FL
7/29 – Nomad Lounge – Omaha NE
7/30 – Uhall – Washington DC
8/5 – Columbia SC
8/6 – Milwaukee WI

For more info, visit:

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Toddla T Mixtape
Toddla T is gearing up for the release of his next album 'Watch Me Dance' on Ninja Tune, but he’s also been holed up in Red Bull Studios in London for two weeks, with a handpicked array of upcoming young producers from around the UK to create nine exclusive tracks in a tidy mixtape. And if the new album is stepping away from the hype and rowdiness of the club, then this new mixtape does exactly the opposite.

Featuring names from Cleo Soul to Buggsy and Cloud to Toyface, Toddla has been experimenting and pushing the challenging barriers of music production at the Studio's.

You can download the package by clicking the following link:

Toddla T & Bare Traina feat MC Trigganom - Sufferer
Toddla T & Lukey feat Shadez - Breakin' Space
Toddla T & Buggsy - Mowed Down
Toddla T & Star One - Power Riddim
Toddla T & Clouds - Grapes & Snubs
Toddla T & Ms Nicole - Work For Me
Toddla T & Mele - Unnamed
Toddla T & Kobi Onyame feat Cleo Sol - Explain Yourself
Toddla T & ToyFace - I Don't Believe

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Drums Of Death
Hear that? It’s the sound of the weekend. With its frantic 808 drum patterns and angry synth stabs, get right into shape with this exclusive Drums of Death minimix.

So, who is Drums Of Death?
Drums Of Death is the alter-ego of Colin Bailey, a Scottish musician. Drums Of Death emerged from London’s club scene in early 2008 and after Joe Goddard from Hot Chip and Alex Waldron heard a tape of his music they signed him to their record label and party crew: Greco-Roman. Stories quickly began to emerge in the press that he was cursed by some voodoo magic and had his heart cut out and replaced with a broken drum machine. Whilst keeping his real face a secret with black and white paint and refusing to answer rumours about this curse he performed on stages around the world from Los Angeles to Bangkok, to London to Berlin and everywhere in between.

For more info on Drums Of Death visit:


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Laidback Luke
Rockness. Renowned as being one of the most beautiful festival sites in the world, situated on an incredible backdrop of the loch, Rockness is quick becoming that hidden gem in the festival calendar that is not to be missed!

Rockness took place between the 10th -12th June in the village of Dores, close to Inverness in the Scottish Highlands with an undisputed atmosphere found nowhere else.

We managed to get some footage of the fest in action, Laidback Luke rockin’ the mainstage.

Just so happened the Dutch superstar was donning some clobber I happened to recognise..

Featured t-shirt: Dirty Smart - 'Rave Knob'

<3 Laidback Luke

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Sunday, 26 June 2011


Obvs it's dynamite, and obvs your gonna smile and download it.
Props to Dave, Brent & Kieron, you guys just keep resetting the benchmark...

Aquasky summer madness mixtape 24th June 2011:
*download* Aquasky summer madness Mixtape by Aquaskyuk

1. 601 - This Years Champion
2. Afghan Headspin - Mindflow
3. Rob Sparx - Walk On
4. Aquasky - Take Me There (Cutline remix)
5. Pyramid - Gunman
6 Afghan Headspin - Acid Signal
7. NumberNin6 - Not This Time
8. Pyramid - Feel Like Jammin
9. Foreign Beggars - Solace One ft. Black Sun Empire
10. B-Phreak - Body Check
11. Baxta - Connection
12. 601 - Brothers and Sisters
13. Crystal Distortion - Strings Of Vice (High Rankin remix)
14. TC ft Dread MC- Concrete
15. Caper - On My Way (Jack Dixon Mix)
16. Hats Off - ?
17. Pyramid - Ready For Blast off
18. Bill Posters - The Bog One
19. Datacode - Upstream
20. Sick Cycle - Push

Like this? Check out their last mixtape:

*download* Aquasky SwaggerJacking 2011Mixtape by Aquaskyuk


1 'Shock Headed' A1 Bassline
2 'Turn Me Up Some' Stanton Warriors
3 'Source 16' Redlight
3.1 'Stick Up' (Acapella) Wizard Sleeve (from the forthcoming track by Lee Mortimer, Black Noise & Wizard Sleeve)
4 'Northern 2-Step' Doorly
5 'Blau' (Lee Mortimer's 2011 re-edit) Laidback Luke & Lee Mortimer (forthcoming on Warehouse)
6 'Progress' Redlight
7 'No Doubt' Black Noise & Lee Mortimer (forthcoming on Warehouse)
8 'Together' (DJ Fresh Future Jungle mix)
9 'Take Me There' Aquasky & Diane Charlemagne - Passenger -
10 'Take Me There' (Cutline remix) Aquasky & Diane Charlemagne - (forthcoming on Passenger)
11 'KillaSound' Freestylers
12 'Brothers & Sisters' 601 (forthcoming on Passenger)
13 'Genesis' Anyman
13.1 'Have A Good Time' (Acapella) Acafool & Aquasky
14 'Boat Party' Skream
15 'Bass Down Low' (Proper Villains remix) The Cataracs
16 'Feel The Sound' Aquasky & LadyRolla - Passenger -
17 'Blind Faith' (Trolly Snatcha remix) Chase & Status
18 'Deep Down' (Dubstep mix) Wickerman & RV
19 'FRZR9000' 16bit
20 'Biohazard' Downlink
21 'DeadZone' B-Tek
22 'Time' (Wilkinson remix) Chase & Status
23 'Take It Back' (The Prototypes remix) The Qemists ft Enter Shikari
24 'R U Ready' Calvertron
25 'Boom Shake The Room (Kanji Kinetic remix) Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
25.1 'Never Mean To Hurt You' (Acapella) Wizard Sleeve
26 'Feel It' (LAOS remix) Rico Tubbs
26.1 'Reach You' (Acapella) Engine-Earz Experiment
27 'Wondering' (Dirtyphonics remix) Does It Offend you Yeah?

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Benga, Smack Your Bitch Up
The original 'Afro Warrior', Benga, released the free track titled Smack Your Bitch Up on his website last month. He’s now released an official video – serving as a teaser to his forthcoming second album, which has been literally years in the making as he pursued other projects.

Register at in order to keep up to date as they release exclusive snippets of Benga’s album over the coming months and have a gander at the new video in the player below.

If you missed the free download you can grab a copy HERE:

Benga - Smack Your Bitch Up by iambenga

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Thursday, 23 June 2011


Electric Zoo Festival 2011
New York’s Electric Zoo festival– a three day festival in a beautiful park on the outskirts of New York City, on a secluded island – has just released its final-line up additions.

Taking place between September 2nd to 4th, at Randall’s Island Park, there’s been some blistering talent added up to the lineup for the 2011 edition of the festival, who’ll be joining mainstream headliners such as David Guetta, Armin van Buren and more.

On the Friday, the Main Stage has added BT Laptop Symphony. Meanwhile, Carl Cox & Friends Take Over Sunday School add Josh Wink and The Martinez Brothers, and the Red Bull Riverside Stage add Egyptrixx and High Contrast.

Saturday will offer more Main Stage action from Daedelus, Sidney Samson will be joining the Hilltop Arena lineup, and SBTRKT will join the Red Bull Stage. Finally, on the Sunday, John Dahlback will enter the Main Stage alongside Brainfeeder’s TOKiMONSTA. Red Bull will also add Dirty Smart fave Michael Woods and Jaytech on the final day.

So if you live in the City or will be heading over on this weekend, make sure you attend this festival to make the annual Labor Day Weekend celebrations go off with a resounding thud!
As Randall Island suggests, it’s an actual island and transportation to the festival by boat, ferry and other means is fast running out. Get in there quick and snap up one of the few remaining festival and travel bundles while they’re still here. So to get those all important packages, and for more information, head to-


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New Santogold Album Enroute
While the singer known as Santi White has been flying under the radar since the release of her debut album in 2008 – Santogold as it was titled before her name-change – it looks like we’ll have something new to sing along to this Autumn.

Speaking to Billboard about the album’s preparation Santigold confirmed that she’d brought in a number of choice collaborators including Dave Sitek of TV On The Radio, Greg Kurstin of The Bird And The Bee and one half of Major Lazer, Switch.

“By December of 2010, I thought I was finished. I was like, ‘I’m done!’” Santigold said of the lengthy production process behind the new record. “I never really had the experience of labels and stuff, because last time I made the record and then got a deal…I didn’t have to deal with people talking about singles and stuff before I was even done the creative process. That was new, and annoying. So for the last six months I’ve been trying to tie up loose ends and do a couple more songs. At the end of the day, nobody will hear anything but things that I feel 100 percent are great.”

While we wait to hear some new music from Santigold’s next record you can cop her track with Beastie Boys, Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win, as remixed by Major Lazer right here:

Beastie Boys - Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (Feat. Santigold) (Major Lazer Remix) by maddecent


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Wednesday, 22 June 2011


DJ Sasha
There are few dance music figures that inspire as much devotion among clubbers and producers alike than UK stalwart Sasha, so how incredible would it be for the big man himself to take you under his wing?

That’s just what’s on offer with Sasha’s Search For The Next Big Producer Star, an initiative recently launched with Burn Studios to find new production talent. Entrants are invited to download and remix Sasha’s recent release, Cut Me Down, and submit a finished copy by July 10th to be eligible. From that pool Sasha will select a fortunate 14 budding producers to travel to Ibiza to take part in a ‘production bootcamp’ with Sasha, then going on to pick one big winner.

“I’m delighted to be involved in the burn studios Next Producer Star project and nurture the next generation of electronic producers,” Sasha said in a press release. “I am looking for music makers who have the ability to create something entirely new and fresh-sounding, good luck to you all!”

As well taking part in that incredible bootcamp with Sasha and some unannounced friends in Ibiza the overall winner will also get the honour of working with Sasha in New York on his new album.

So is the ‘Next Producer Star’ reading this article on We certainly hope so!

To be in with the chance of winning this money-can’t-buy opportunity entrants must remix this year’s IMS anthem ‘Cut Me Down’, a track created by Sasha. Entries must be uploaded to the cloud before 10th July (12am CET) when fourteen remixes will be hand selected by Sasha. The winning producers will be flown to the Burn Studios Hacienda in Ibiza, a state of the art equipped villa where Burn Studios will relocate for the summer. They will then take part in a 5-day intensive production bootcamp from 26th July to 30th July developed by SAE Institute, which includes mentoring sessions and master classes from some of the biggest names in the industry. Throughout this time winners will share their remixes online and get the public voting for their favourite. Then, at the end of the Hacienda program, the student with the most overall votes and support for their remix will go on to be crowned winner and be awarded the incredible opportunity to collaborate with Sasha on his next release!

So, if you fancy bagging this once-of-a-lifetime opportunity and the chance to become Sasha’s apprentice here's what you need to do:

Create your remix:
Download the parts in a handy zip file via this link or via the SoundCloud player below, and create your remix. You can use Burn Studios Audiotool or your preferred software.

Key and BPM information:
Key: B Minor
BPM: 128

Burn Studios presents The Search for the Next Producer Star by burn-studios

Upload your remix:
When you are ready upload your remix in mp3 format to Burn Studios, but remember if you don't have a Burn Studios profile you will have to create one first. Make sure to tag your entry with this: sasharmx

Promote your remix:
Share your track URL with friends on social networking sites, Sasha will select the fourteen lucky contestants for the second round, but having a lot of likes and comments might help you to shine out from the rest of the entries!

The fourteen contestants who will fly to Ibiza will be announced on 14th July here on Burn Studios.

Please read the Terms & Conditions before you enter the contest.

Good luck !

For all info, please visit:

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Come Together, Space, Ibiza 2011
If you haven’t already buckled under the immense envy of seeing lineup after lineup of mega-sized dance stars populating the Ibiza nightclubs this party season and decided to chuck it in and book a ticket over there, the schedule for the 'Come Together' series at Space ought to be the final straw.

Taking over Friday nights on the island once again, Come Together has assembled a massive list of visitors pulling from all corners of the dance community including big names such as Deadmau5, Boys Noize, Nero, DJ Sneak, Diplo and live acts galore like Magnetic Man, Tinie Tempah, Pendulum and Kelis. Hell, even the recently retired Faithless will be back in their Faithless Sound System setup.

Check out the full list of weekly lineups for Come Together below. What? No, we’re not crying…we’ve just got something in our eye…

Come Together @ Space, Ibiza:

Friday July 1 – Opening Party
Discoteca: Faithless Sound System, Justin Robertson, Daisy Heartbreaker
Covered Terrace: Pendulum (EL Hornet DJ Set) & MC A.D., Sub Focus (DJ Set) & MC I.D., Shy FX & MC Stamina
Red Box: Hosted by Future Disco: Ian Blevins, Pete Herbert

Friday July 8
Discoteca: Special Guests TBA
Covered Terrace: Hosted by Boysnoize Records: Boys Noize, Erol Alkan, DJ Edjotronic
Red Box: Hosted by Ugroove.TV: Russ Yallop (Crosstown Rebels/One Records), Dan Wild (Just Jack), Lewis Oxley

Friday July 15
Discoteca: De La Soul (Live), DJ Sneak, Jaguar Skills
Covered Terrace: Benga & MC Youngman, Caspa & Rod Azlan, Artwork
Red Box: Hosted By Pukka Up

Friday July 22
Discoteca: Pendulum (Live), Rusko
Covered Terrace: Mark Ronson (DJ Set), Pendulum (EL Hornet DJ Set) & MC A.D, Daisy Heartbreaker
Red Box: Hosted by Ugroove.TV pres Lola Ed: Gavin Herlihy (Get Physical), Laura Jones (Leftroom)

Friday July 29
Discoteca: Faithless Sound System, Daisy Heartbreaker
Covered Terrace: Hosted by Viva Music: Steve Lawler, Derrick Carter, Johnny D, Leon
Red Box: Hosted by Ugroove.TV: Subb-an (Crosstown Rebels / Spectral), Matt Cooper (Respekt)

Friday Aug 5: BBC Radio 1 Ibiza Weekend
Discoteca: Zane Lowe, Magnetic Man (Live), Annie Mac, Knife Party (Live), Skream & Benga,
Kissy Sell Out
Covered Terrace: Funkagenda, Mark Knight, Chuckie, deadmau5, Judge Jules, Kutski
Red Box: Jamie Jones, Jaymo & Andy George
El Salon: Roska, Untold, Toddla T, Shy FX & Donaeo, Breakage, Jackmaster, DJ Q
Roof: Rob Da Bank
Outside: Heidi, Yousef

Friday Aug 12
Discoteca: Hosted by Bedrock:, John Digweed, Adam Beyer, Guti (Live), Guy J
Covered Terrace: Hosted by Hospitality: High Contrast, Netsky, Danny Byrd, Shy FX
Hosts: A.D & Darrison
Red Box: Hosted by Ugroove.TV: Miguel Campbell (Wolf & Lamb/Hot Creationa), Richy Ahmed (Hot Natured/One Records/Crosstown Rebels)

Friday Aug 19
Discoteca: Kelis (Live), Pendulum (EL Hornet DJ Set) & MC A.D, Jaguar Skills
Covered Terrace: Special Guests TBA
Red Box: Line-up TBA

Friday Aug 26
Discoteca: Faithless Sound System, Justin Robertson, Union (DJ Set)
Covered Terrrace: Diplo, Skream, Busy P
Red Box: Hosted by Ugroove.TV: Seuil, Yakine

Friday Sept 2
Discoteca: Tinie Tempah (Full Live Band), Pendulum (EL Hornet DJ Set) & MC A.D
Covered Terrace: Special Guests TBA
Red Box: Hosted by Future Disco: Ian Blevins, Faze Action (DJ Set)

Friday Sept 9
Discoteca: Chase & Status (Live), Ms Dynamite (Live)
Covered Terrace: Jack Beats, Riva Starr, Daisy Heartbreaker
Red Box: Ugroove.TV pres Lola Ed: Shonky (Real Tone/Culprit/DC10), Djebali (Freak N Chic)

Friday Sept 16 – Closing Party
Discoteca: Magnetic Man ( Live), Pendulum (EL Hornet DJ Set) & MC Verse, Jaguar Skills
Covered Terrace: Brodinski
Red Box: Hosted By Future Disco: Ian Blevins, Dom Chung

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Bass Kleph
Australian rock drummer turned electro star Bass Kleph releases a brand new compilation next month, packed full of the tracks and remixes that have seen him explode onto the global club scene this year. If you ain’t heard of him yet, he’s put together this extra special mix for just so you know what you’re letting yourself in for…

Having released on the likes of Great Stuff, Toolroom, Defected, Stealth, Definitive and more, working alongside Jesse Voorn, D. Ramirez, Moguai and Westbam, we’re pretty certain you’re going to be hearing a lot more from Bass Kleph. Here’s the mix to get you started...

Bass Kleph July 2011 DJ Mix by 360 Remixes


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Dirty Smart DJ Adventures, Ibiza
Tonight’s the night. The launch of Dirty Smart DJ Adventures, Ibiza!
We’ve always prided ourselves on providing the finest threads to the most cutting edge clubbers across the globe.

We’re back on the White Isle for a second year, and it’s going to be a monster…

Each week we are going to be taking you to a higher state of consciousness with a euphoric blend of big beats, & dirty bass.
Trade glam for warehouse, pretentious for unconceited, and let’s party like no-ones watching.

Dirty Smart DJ Adventures, Play 2, San Antonio.
Each and every Wednesday.
Reject the mainstream.

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Tuesday, 21 June 2011


Deadmau5, Cream, Amnesia
When he's not hunting geckos, he's shaking dancefloors...

The mighty mau5 returns to the Mixmag terrace, Amnesia, this week for his one and only performance at Cream, Ibiza this summer.

Full line-up:
Thursday 23rd June

Main Room:
Eddie Halliwell
Mat Zo
Adam Sheridan

Mixmag TerraceP:
deadmau5 – unhooked
Calvin Harris
Chris Lake
Ben Santiago

If you are yet to see deamau5 play live it’s well worth calling work sick, hopping on a plane, and showing some love…

Grab you tickets HERE:

Cream Ibiza 2011, summer line-up:

Thursday 23rd June

Main Room

Eddie Halliwell
Mat Zo
Adam Sheridan

Mixmag Terrace
deadmau5 – unhooked
Calvin Harris
Chris Lake
Ben Santiago

Thursday 30th June

Main Room

Above & Beyond
Sander van Doorn
John O’Callaghan

Mixmag Terrace In Association With Ibizan Heat

Wolfgang Gartner
Martin Solveig
Gareth Wyn
Ibizan Heat DJ’s

Thursday 7th July

Main Room

Paul van Dyk
Eddie Halliwell
Gareth Wyn

Mixmag Terrace presents Super You&Me

Laidback Luke
Wynter Gordon (Live PA)
Sean Hughes

Thursday 14th July

Main Room

Eddie Halliwell
Above & Beyond
John O’Callaghan

Mixmag Terrace presents Size Matters Vs Phazing

Dirty South
AN21 & Max Vangeli (B2B)
Kim Fai

Thursday 21st July

Main Room

Paul van Dyk
Ferry Corsten
Gareth Wyn

Mixmag Terrace

Calvin Harris
Chris Lake
Anthony Probyn

Thursday 28th July

Main Room

Paul van Dyk
Eddie Halliwell
Adam Sheridan

Mixmag Terrace Presents Super You&Me

Laidback Luke
Fake Blood
Wynter Gordon (Live PA)
James Dutton

*** Cream Ibiza Birthday ***

Thursday 4th August

Main Room

Paul van Dyk
Ferry Corsten
Gareth Wyn

Mixmag Terrace

Calvin Harris
Laidback Luke
Sean Hughes

Thursday 11th August

Main Room

Above & Beyond
Eddie Halliwell
Adam Sheridan

Mixmag Terrace Presents Super You&Me

Laidback Luke
Wolfgang Gartner
Sean Hughes
Plus an exclusive live performance by one of the UK’s hottest artistes TBA

Thursday 18th August

Main Room ‘Group Therapy Album Launch Party’

Above & Beyond
Ferry Corsten

Mixmag Terrace

Calvin Harris
Eddie Halliwell presents EDIT
Michael Woods
James Dutton

Thursday 25th August

Main Room

Paul van Dyk
Giuseppe Ottaviani
Marcus Schössow

Mixmag Terrace presents Super You&Me

Laidback Luke
Wolfgang Gartner
MC V.I (Live PA)
Anthony Probyn

Thursday 1st September

Main Room

Above & Beyond
Sander van Doorn
Gareth Wyn

Mixmag Terrace

Calvin Harris
Chris Lake
Andy Mac

Thursday 8th September

Main Room

Paul van Dyk
Eddie Halliwell
John O’Callaghan

Mixmag Terrace Presents Super You&Me

Laidback Luke
Grace Regine (Live PA)
Sean Hughes

Thursday 15th September

Main Room

Above & Beyond
Ferry Corsten
John O’Callaghan

Mixmag Terrace

Calvin Harris
Michael Woods
Anthony Probyn

*** Closing Party ***

Thursday 22nd September

Main Room

Paul van Dyk
John O’Callaghan
Gareth Wyn
Adam Sheridan

Mixmag Terrace

Calvin Harris
Chris Lake
James Dutton

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Laidback Luke, June Chart
Laidback Luke May 2011 Chart...

1. Acid Jacks – Yoko Mono
2. SHM Vs Bingo Players – Save Everything Tonight
3. Example & Michael Woods – CTWYKM
4. Bob Sinclar – Far l’Amore (Bryan Le Grand Ibiza Remix)
5. GTA – U & I (Laidback Luke Remix)
6. Mastiksoul, Gregor Salto – Toca Bunda (Chocolate Puma Remix)
7. Laidback Luke, Jonathan Mendelsohn Vs Pitbull, Neyo, Afrojack, Nayer – Give Me Till Tonight (Laidback Luke Mashup)
8. Djedjotronic – Bugle
9. Lee Mortimer – CTRL
10. Strip Steve & Das Glow – Calcium

As ever, a dynamite selection from the Dutchman. If i could make one change, i would swap CTWYKM (orig.) with CTWYKM (Tom Staar Remix)... That shit is DOPE!

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La Tour are gearing up to present a super special, one-off, must-attend beach party in Ibiza on Wednesday 29th June, featuring German mainstays M.A.N.D.Y and guests.

Open between 4pm and midnight – including a free bar up until 5pm to get you into the mood – you’d have to be mad to overlook this prize event on the white isle.

Due to be held at La Plage de L' Elephant, Playa D'en Bossa, Ibiza, expect sets from Mario & Vidis, Anthony Pappa, C-Mos & Alex 47 and Dan Rutledge before the Get Physical boys set the beach aflame with the best grooving house, tech and techno.

Accompanying the DJs will be beautiful and talented burlesque dancers, dare-devil fire eaters, jugglers, performers and assorted freaks, who will entertain and delight you with a visual extravaganza and full Funktion One soundsystem . . .make sure you get there EARLY to avoid disappointment – it’s going to get rammed!


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Electric Daisy Carnival
A 19-year-old man who attended The Electric Daisy Carnival rave last weekend died later of a possible drug overdose, Texas media reported Monday, putting new pressure on the event's Los Angeles-based producer just days before its next rave opens in Las Vegas.

"Our condolences and deepest sympathy go out to the family and friends of the man who passed away," Pasquale Rotella, the CEO of Insomniac Inc., said in a statement issued over the weekend. "To go from a moment of happiness and enjoyment, to the loss of life, is very heartbreaking."

The death was the second linked to an Insomniac rave after 15-year-old Sasha Rodriguez died of an Ecstasy overdose after attending the Electric Daisy Carnival rave at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum last summer.

Earlier this year, the Los Angeles Times reported that a Coliseum manager had been hired to work for the rave company while the continuing to be employed by the Coliseum. The conflict-of-interest scandal caused the Coliseum commission's president to drop support of Insomniac remaining at the Coliseum, and Insomniac moved its annual late June rave from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.

About 23,600 people attended Saturday's rave in Dallas, according to Insomniac spokeswoman Jennifer Forkish. Los Angeles' Electric Daisy Carnival attracted 185,000 people over two days in 2010. Raves had become a major source of revenue for the aging Coliseum complex in recent years.

The Dallas Morning News reported that Andrew Graf was taken from the rave at Dallas' Fair Park for a suspected overdose. Fifty-one minutes after paramedics were called, he was pronounced dead at Baylor University Medical Center, the Morning News reported. The Dallas Observer said a total of 30 people were taken to hospitals from the rave.

Insomniac is set to host its next Electric Daisy Carnival beginning Friday night and ending Monday morning at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Rotella was welcomed by Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman during a news conference last week previewing Electric Daisy Carnival Week. He dismissed concerns that the rave comes with risks, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

When told about Rodriguez's death last year, according to the Sun, Goodman said, "An underage girl could die anyplace where she misbehaves. Really, I don't think, if you have 100,000 people, you don't hold the developer responsible for somebody's ill choices."


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Monday, 20 June 2011


The Squatters & Aquasky
With the 1st of July round the corner, maybe I’m shooting my load too early. 2 Dark Destroyers were released today, and they are fucking incred...

The Squatters - Cardiac
The first release from The Squatters new show stopping hallmark, What's Your Status?
"Cardiac" is a chunk of heavyweight big room fun, which certainly ticks all the boxes when it comes to a strong party sound. Colossal bass, Epic breakdowns & an almost minimal yet jumping hook.

Aquasky - Take Me There (Cutline Remix)
I head this on an Aquasky mixtape a few months back. Hit rewind, listened to it again. Hit rewind, listened to it again. Hit rewind, listened to it again. Hit rewind, listened to it again… Note to all dubstep producers; this is how you make dubstep.

Note to all DJ’s; fill the clubs with these sounds and watch the walls melt.

Mad love to The Squatters and Aquasky.

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