[Preview] Swanky Tunes ft. Raign ‘Fix Me’ Out July 21st on Flamingo

•July 9, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Swanky Tunes
ft. Raign
‘Fix Me’
(Flamingo Recordings)
Release Date: 
21st July
Listen here:
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After the massive success of their latest hits ‘Get Down’ on Doorn and ‘Fire In Our Hearts’ on Revealed, Russian trio Swanky Tunes are back again with ‘Fix Me’ featuring stunning vocals from Raign. Set for release through Flamingo Recordings on 21st July 2014.
With a catchy vocal and rolling staccato synths, ‘Fix Me’ combines all the elements of a high energy and infectious club track. The latest in a long line of stand out electro tracks, ‘Fix Me’ looks set to rival the success of its predecessors and further propel Swanky Tunes into dance music superstardom.
Having spent the past 15 years working in the music industry, the trio have gained increasing support from the likes of Tiësto, David Guetta, Laidback Luke and many others, establishing themselves as one of the most noteworthy electronic dance music acts of the moment.
They boast releases on leading dance music labels Axtone, Spinnin’, Refune, Size and Doorn as well as massive collaborations like ‘Make Some Noise’ with Tiesto [Musical Freedom] and ‘No One Knows Who We Are,’ from Kaskade’s acclaimed ‘Atmosphere’ album.
Backed by some of the biggest names in the game and having performed at Ultra 2013 and WMC in Miami this year, Swanky Tunes can look forward to playing at coveted festival Electric Zoo in August and Tomorrowworld in September.
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Basement Jaxx ‘Junto’ Album + DJ Set at Verboten on July 16

•July 8, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Verboten
Basement Jaxx DJ Set at Verboten July 16

 

Basement Jaxx’s Seventh Studio Album ‘Junto’ To Be Released August 25
(Atlantic Jaxx/PIAS)
 

 

Verboten
54 North 11th Street
Brooklyn

photo: Phil Sharp

photo: Phil Sharp

UK’s celebrated Basement Jaxx touch down in Brooklyn for a highly anticipated DJ set at Verboten’s Zeitgeist series on Wednesday, July 16. Nearly four years since their last official album release, Basement Jaxx are also set to release their new album Junto on August 26 via Atlantic Jaxx/PIAS.

Earlier this May, the legendary producer duo of Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe debuted the club-ready, jacking “Unicorn,” the first track to be taken from Junto. It has met with universal praise, working as a perfect taster of what the full length has to offer. Both “Unicorn” and album track “Mermaid Of Salinas” are now available as an instant download with every pre-order of the digital album. Listen to “Unicorn” and “Mermaid Of Salinas” now at: www.soundcloud.com/basement-jaxx
Junto marks the duo’s seventh studio album and the title, which translates from Spanish as together, sums up the spirit of the record and the very essence of the Jaxx’s desire to unify people with their music. “With this album,” says Felix Buxton, “we wanted to do something that felt more at one with the world.” This approach is reflected in the titles of “Power To The People,” “We Are Not Alone” and “Love Is At Your Side,” as well as the uplifting “Never Say Never” and the throwback fun of “What’s The News” and “Sneakin’ Toronto.”
The last few years have seen the pair take time out to write not one but two film scores (“Attack The Block” and “The Hooping Life”) as well as producing an orchestral album in collaboration with the Metropole Orkest. In 2013 they teased out new music in the form of two tropical cuts “Back 2 The Wild” and “What A Difference Your Love Makes” and played a number of their legendary carnival-esque live shows.
BASEMENT JAXX
JUNTO (ATLANTIC JAXX/PIAS)
Tracklisting:
1. Intro
2. Power To the People
3. Unicorn
4. Never Say Never
5. We Are Not Alone
6. What’s The News
7. Summer Dem
8. Buffalo
9. Rock This Road
10. Sneakin’ Toronto
11. Something About You
12. Mermaid of Salinas
13. Love Is At Your Side
Out August 25

 

Basement Jaxx 7-16

Verboten
54 North 11th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

 

dirtybird BBQ Hits the Road: 5 Date Tour with Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, + Many More

•June 25, 2014 • Leave a Comment

dirtybird takes their OG Bootylicous BBQ Series On The Road

5 Parties, 5 Cities, Sh*tloads Of Burgers & Beats

Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Eats Everything, J Phlip, Kill Frenzy, Justin Jay, Christian Martin, Worthy, Ardalan & More

 dirtybird BBQ

 

Smack those lips and move those hips, dirtybird is finally taking it’s legendary BBQ party on the road!  Brooklyn, Detroit, Los Angeles, Toronto, and San Francisco will all get to experience the good times that were already had in Miami back in March. Label chief, Claude VonStroke and superstar Justin Martin will be hosting all five cities with a variation of line-ups representing the entire label.

dirtybird was founded around a grill in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park many years ago and the ethos underpinning the label has remained the same ever since – good times, good people, good food and above all good jams. Come see the whole crew entertain on the decks with their signature bass-driven brand of house music while chef Grillson retains his title as the hardest working man in show business cooking thousands of burgers, dogs and carne asada.

dirtybird’s Miami BBQs have hosted legendary performances from Phife Dawg, Just Blaze and De La Soul, highlighting the dirtybird house label’s deep hip-hop roots. This March dirtybird also released their first BBQ themed compilation featuring the number #1 house record on Beatport for over 10 weeks.

Do not miss what promises to be one of the most down to earth, fun party series of the year. And get your grub on while you’re at it.

Tickets and more info here:
 www.dirtybirdrecords.com/dirtybirdBBQ



Check out the dirtybird BBQ compilation HERE

Aug 17 Brooklyn, NY  - Verboten Stage One 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
 Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin,
 Kill Frenzy,
 Christian Martin, 
Justin Jay, 
 Ardalan 
+ Special Guests

Aug 31 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Lot 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 Claude VonStroke, 
Justin Martin,
 J.Phlip,
Christian Martin

Sept 7 Toronto, ON – Sherboune Common 1:30 PM – 9:30 PM
 Justin Martin,
 J.Phlip, 
Christian Martin,
 Justin Jay

Sept 14 – San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island 12 PM – 8:00 PM
 Claude VonStroke,
 Justin Martin,
 J.Phlip,
Christian Martin,
 Worthy
 + Special Guests

November Los Angeles – TBA
 Claude VonStroke,
 Justin Martin,
 Eats Everything,
 J.Phlip, 
Christian Martin
+ More

Electric Zoo NY 2014 Adds More Artists + Special Friday $79 Deal | Exclusive Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike DJ Mix

•June 24, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Electric Zoo NY
New York’s Electronic Music Festival
August 29, August 30 & August 31
Labor Day Weekend
@ Randall’s Island Park, NYC
#EZNY

Electric Zoo NY Adds More Artists + Special Friday $79 Deal

General Admission Ferry is almost sold out
[Video] Electric Zoo “Raise Your Colors”
[Mixcloud] Electric Zoo Countdown Mix – Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike - listen here!
Electric Zoo Lineup
Electric Zoo: New York’s Electronic Music Festival returns for its sixth year, featuring 118 of the world’s top DJ talent on Randall’s Island Park this Labor Day weekend on August 29, August 30, and August 31, 2014 for an epic end-of-the-summer blowout dance party. The excitement for Electric Zoo NY continues to build with the addition of five electrifying artists, including Electric Zoo veteran A-Trak, now returning for his 4th marquee performance on Friday, August 29.
“It’s been an awesome experience growing with the Electric Zoo Festival over the years, from playing the Red Bull tent to headlining Fool’s Gold’s own stage twice in a row with custom 3D visuals, to now playing the Main Stage this year. This festival has done a ton for the New York area’s electronic music scene and I’m proud to be a part of it again,” says A-Trak.
Electric Zoo New Artist Additions (in alphabetical order)
Alan Fitzpatrick (Sunday / Sunday School Grove)
A-Trak (Friday / Main Stage West)
Feenixpawl (Sunday / Hilltop Arena)
The Magician (Sunday / Sunday School Grove)
Vicetone (Sunday / Main Stage East)
Electric Zoo Video: Raise Your Colors
With New York known as America’s melting pot, it’s no surprise that Electric Zoo brings like minded dance music lovers from all over the world together to unite on one dancefloor, showing music is truly a universal language. Catch some World Cup fever and feel each country’s pride and watch Electric Zoo’s new video vignette ‘“Raise Your Colors” here. The video features Hardwell “Spaceman” (Carnage Festival Trap Remix) on Revealed Recordings available on iTunes | Beatport.
Electric Zoo Friday - Special $79 Deal
This year Electric Zoo is offering special pricing to kick of the Labor Day weekend on Friday, giving fans the opportunity to see over 60 of the biggest names in dance music plus transportation – all for just $79. Go big with Main Stage players including David Guetta, A-Trak, Dada Life, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, to Sunday School techno all-stars such as Dubfire and Hot Since 82, as well as indie dance acts like Bonobo and Jamie xx — there is something for everyone.
Get in the mood by listening to this exclusive Electric Zoo countdown mix by Belgian brothers Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – listen here! Famed for their high energy sets, and with an exhilarating combination of live show and crowd busting MCing, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are one of the most hotly anticipated acts making their Electric Zoo New York debut on Friday, August 29.
Purchase special GA Friday Pass with Transportation, while supplies last here!
Payment Plan
The Electric Zoo Payment Plan ends June 30. With the Payment Plan, pay just a 50% deposit now, and pay the remaining balance on July 15. It’s a great way to take advantage of current prices before they go up, even if all the funds aren’t available right now. But don’t wait - the Payment Plan closes June 30th!
For more info, please go to www.electriczoofestival.com.

 

Nicole Moudaber Gigs + Forthcoming “Rooted” Single on Drumcode

•June 23, 2014 • Leave a Comment

NM

 

 

Nicole Moudaber North American Tour Dates
June 27 Boston, MA @ Bijou
June 28 Toronto, CA @ Digital Dreams
June 29 Ottawa, CA @ Escapade Music Festival
July 3 Los Angeles, CA @ Exchange
July 11 Atlanta, GA @ Opera
July 12 Miami, FL @ Club Space
July 13 Governors Island, NY @ Hyte Park Festival
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[Free Download] Child Actor New Video & Single for “Against The Night”

•June 23, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Child Actor

 

 

Experimental indie pop duo Child Actor self-release their ambitious genre-blending sophomore album Never Die on July 15. A nostalgic nod to young love and loss, the official music video for lead single, “Against The Night” premiered virally

Free download of the single HERE

“It’s a paradise. It’s very beautiful but at the same time it’s so dangerous. It’s where anyone can find joy or death at any moment. It makes love more important, but maybe scarier too.” - Child Actor’s singer, Natalie Plaza on her home country of Venezuela, a place defined by uninhibited warmth, celebration and violent socio-political unrest. The crooning vocalist could just as easily have been talking about the vibrant blend of passion, euphoria, and dread that lies at the heart of Never Die. 

An ultimate reflection of a modern “pop” record, Never Die is an album that thrives on the sublime thrill of contradiction; relentlessly confronting and celebrating the push and pull between love and death, fear and pleasure, reality and dream. As ambitious, sophisticated, and complex as it’s creators, this self-produced album from Max Heath and Natalie Plaza marries the instantly gratifying essence of pop music with electronically altered vocals, stop-start tempos and R&B-leaning experimental fringes. An intimate sentiment that could only be sparked from life partners and band mates, Child Actor offers an intensely personal form of songwriting appealing in equal parts to the body and the heart.

Taken as a whole, Never Die is an insistently rewarding and hauntingly transcendent experience. Sonically, the album is a riot of genres: synth-pop at this purest form (“Against The Night“), emotionally resonant lo-fi (“Morning“), indie-leaning chillwave (“The Memory“), plus the swirling R&B influenced “Forever” featuring textural backbeats and allusive lyricism spouting, “If ever we should leave one another I know it’s not the end, I will find you, even if it’s a long way.” Deep circulating synths and overlapping textures convey the duo’s ethereal interpretations of what “Forever” really means.

When asked how he thinks Child Actor‘s music might “change the world” Heath’s answer takes the same existential approach as his music stating, “There will be more plastic; there will be slightly less hard drive space; the music industry will become imperceptibly more splintered and a number of people will feel a peculiar kind of sensual pleasure.” - Max Heath

Never Die is available for purchase on July 15 via physical and digital download. Vinyl pressing will be available at a later date. Stay tuned for select tour dates to be announced soon.

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FOR MORE INFO ON CHILD ACTOR:

 

WEBSITE || SOUNDCLOUD || FACEBOOK || TWITTER

Preview: My Digital Enemy ‘Don’t Give Up’ – Out June 30th on Zulu

•June 18, 2014 • Leave a Comment
MDE
My Digital Enemy
‘Don’t Give Up’ 
(Zulu)
Release Date: 
30th June 2014
Danny Howard premiere [BBC R1]:
Building on a string of successful releases this year, My Digital Enemy are further establishing themselves as one of the most exciting house acts in the UK, releasing new track ‘Don’t Give Up’ on their own ‘Zulu Records’ label on 30th June.

 

Receiving its radio premiere on Danny Howard’s BBC Radio 1 Dance Anthems show, ‘Don’t Give Up’ blends melodic chords, stuttered vocal samples and a cool and gritty bassline on the drop that’s guaranteed to fill floors this summer.

 

The Brighton based pair Serg and Kieron, who have worked together on various projects for over 10 years, have kicked off 2014 in fine form. Aside from producing, the duo have been busy on the decks at Miami’s WMC conference, where their remix of Matteo DiMarr & Dashka’s ‘Closer’ received huge reactions as well as running Zulu & Vudu Records, topping respected house charts with releases.

 

January saw ‘Shamen’ receive support from industry heads Pete Tong, Steve Angello & Danny Howard as well as featuring on Tiësto’s Clublife Afterhours Essential Mix, with further releases on Vudu Records and Toolroom in May gaining similarly high acclaim.

 

As producers in 2013 they managed to notch up an impressive five Beatport House top ten tracks. Three of those in the top three spot, with their original track ‘Wrong’ hitting number one and staying there for six weeks.

 

With their productions continually in demand, a series of releases on high profile labels such as Toolroom, X Recordings and their own Zulu & Vudu records, as well as a busy DJ schedule that sees them playing amongst others, Toolroom Knights in Ibiza, My Digital Enemy are set for great things in 2014.
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