Above & Beyond's Common Ground Will Get an Unexpected Remix

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Five people you would not expect to collaborate together (yes, five) are the members SLANDER and Above & Beyond. While these two groups live in totally different spheres the dance music world, SLANDER fans will know that the boys are actually big fans Above & Beyond.

SLANDER has done at least one edit Above & Beyond music in the past, which you can check out below, but now they are doing an ficial remix. SLANDER will put their spin on a track from the brand new Common Ground album. With SLANDER teaming up with NGHTMRE for Gud Vibrations at Ultra as well as EDC Vegas this year we’ll be sure to hear this one on the world’s biggest stages. Any guesses on what track it might be?

 


Listen to Hayden James go in for triple j’s Mix Up Exclusive

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Ya boi Hayden James is the current resident on triple j‘s Mix Up Exclusives, and kicking things f in style, the Sydney based producer has shared a mix that goes back in time with tracks he has been inspired by. New and old.

Coming in at just under one hour in length, the mix dives into big cuts from the likes Tame Impala, Bonobo, Caribou, Kllo, RUFUS and more, as well as that monster remix ODESZA’sSay My Name‘ that Hayden dished us a few years back.

After coming in at #32 in the for his single ‘Numb’, featuring GRAACE, we hope to see more from the enigmatic producer who has a tendency to space out his singles.

Stream the mix in full , along with the track list for all those juicy IDs.


Meet the underground talent of CRSSD Fest: Nicole Moudaber - Dancing Astronaut

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‘s 7th edition is a special one —it marks the ficial third birthday the festival. Hosted at its usual location at the picturesque Waterfront Park in San Diego, the semi-annual event certainly hasn’t faltered in its lineup curation, inviting the likes  , , , and  onto its bill across March 3 & 4. joins organizers in digging a little deeper into its roster to unearth its top underrated performers to find out their backstories thus far.

‘s deeply-rooted adoration for rhythms and percussion is evident in the way she carries herself musically and in her sets. Such infectious passion rubs f on her followers, earning her the title “Queen Techno” for good reason.

The stalwart boasts an impressive, and expansive resume, cutting her teeth on the Lebanese scene by bravely putting together underground parties amid a tumultuous period war and oppression. Her ardency carried her forward, however, until she was picked up by years later and thus began her ascent into the iconhood that she’s reached today.

These days, Moudaber dips her hands in many arenas the techno and house world. She runs her wildly successful In The MOOD radio show every week, and launched MOOD Records in 2013. Through it all, she still manages maintain a heavy tour and production, breaking barriers with bold collaborations like her projects with Skin, and bringing the darkness in singles like her recent Hector collaboration “Retrosaw”

We were able to catch Nicole ahead her CRSSD performance, where she’ll be dominating the City Steps stage over the weekend March 3 & 4. She divulges details on her comeup, inspirations, and more.

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Meet the underground talent  CRSSD Fest: Nicole Moudaber - Dancing Astronaut

 

What catalyzed your love for dance music?
I’m a music fanatic, always have been. I’ve been hooked on music since I was very young. Growing up in Nigeria, I was listing to afrobeat, funk and soul music. I still love that tribal sound and rhythm, and it’s a big influence on my music now – there is something almost spiritual about coming together to dance to a strong beat like that. As I get older, my passion for music only gets stronger.

What was your first label release? Would you still play it?
I released a track called Dilemma on Plastic City in 2008 but I don’t play it anymore. Both the scene and my own personal taste has evolved and I’m working in a different space musically.

Describe the moment or event that made you realize that you were meant to be a full-time DJ.
I’ve always traveled around the world to experience different types parties… I considered myself a pressional clubber. I had my epiphany moment watching Danny Tenaglia playing in New York – that night was so magical, it really pushed me to pursue my own career in music.

What’s your opinion the dance scene in the US right now?
There’s some cool things happening for sure, more and more festivals are embracing the underground, and I think finally the whole EDM thing is imploding, thank God!

What are you looking forward to most about CRSSD Fest?
Sunshine, beautiful people and course, techno baby!

Where are your favorite places to play in the world, and why?
It’s hard to pick just one, but some the clubs where I’ve had amazing experiences are Stereo Montreal, Output New York, Space Ibiza (RIP), DC10 Ibiza, the list goes on.

What are the biggest things in your pipeline at the moment?

I just released the Retrosaw EP with my friend Hector on his new label VLack. It’s available on Vinyl now. Other than that, I’m really excited to be continuing to tour the states after CRSSD, and getting back in the studio to work on music.

If you could recommend three artists to catch from the lineup, who would you pick?
Sasha, Cristoph and Alan Fitzpatrick.


Claptone unveils video for 'In The Night': WATCH

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Claptone has unveiled the video for ‘In The Night’, the first track taken from ‘Fantast’, the impending second album we reported on earlier this month

Coming from the highest ranking house player in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs 2017 poll, the single in question is a pop-inflected workout that has found favour with fans and tastemakers alike, grabbing Essential New Tune on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 show, and clocking up an impressive 1million Spotify plays with enviable speed. 

As for the video, director Patrick Lawler has worked with the German music-maker to create a three-minute clip of choreographed dance moves and stunning shots of downtown LA’s Grand Park, impressively all in a single take. Have a look below, and remember the full length arrives 8th June, and will feature this ditty alongside collaborations with Kele Okereke, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Zola Blood, Austra, Nathan Nicholson, Blaenavon, Jones, and Matt Simons. 


Mall Grab confirmed as one of Discogs biggest sellers in 2017

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2017 proved to be a big year for Discogs, with the online music hub’s annual report sharing some interesting findings this week.

One the most exciting findings from the report, and something we should all dish up a slow clap for, was that Newcastle born Mall Grab came in at 14th place overall for new album sales with his ‘Pool Party Music’ EP that dropped early in the year Hot Haus Records.

The album was in good company in the top 20 albums sold, joining the likes David Bowie, Gorillaz, Young Marco and Radiohead who took out the number spot with ‘OK Computer’.

As well as this, Discogs showed that overall everything was growing, from their database to sales, with a 20% jump in total units sold. Music wise, the most popular genre the year was Rock, followed by Electronic, Pop and Funk/Soul.

Check out the full report right and revisit Mall Grab’s ‘Pool Party Music’ EP below.


Premiere: Obseen changes things up on ‘I Don’t Care’

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Sydney singer/songwriter James Guido aka Obseen has dropped his smooth, calm and blissful new single ‘I Don’t Care’ and it’s the tune with a bit soul and laid-back feels that we need in our lives at the moment.

I Don’t Care dives into a stripped back, layered, easy listening beat with Obseen’s st and mesmerising vocals seeping through. ‘I Don’t Care’ is an absolutely stellar track and it’s a clear indication that this year will see Obseen make 2018 a strong year for him.

Speaking on the release, Obseen writes: “I wrote this song at a time where I was sick and tired hearing the same artists regurgitate the same song. I Have always found that to be super weird because it would make some really boring studio sessions. This track is basically the catalyst for a sound I have been looking for and being able to finally tie my musical roots into the electronic sphere is damn exciting for me. I hope that translates in this recording”.

Check out ‘I Don’t Care’ below.


Hï Ibiza confirms 2018 Glitterbox season

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Hï Ibiza has confirmed 2018’s Glitterbox season, the venue’s Friday night session dedicated to 21st Century disco and general glam antics, which kicks off on 1st June and will run weekly through to 28th September.  

DJ Harvey, Groove Armada, Cassius, Derrick Carter, Armand Van Helden, DJ Sneak, Heller & Farley, Dimitri From Paris, Honey Dijon, The 2 Bears, Horse Meat Disco, Nightmares On Wax, and Late Night Tuff Guy are all set to appear as guests. Residents look equally strong, with Basement Jaxx, Roger Sanchez, Joey Negro, Todd Terry, Purple Disco Machine and Masters At Work all confirmed. 

To make matters impossible to resist, in addition to news of another Black Coffee residency and the return of Eric Prydz to the club, Hï Ibiza recently announced a new pricing policy, which means Super Early Bird tickets for all events will be available at €20, substantially less than the island average. Glitterbox, meanwhile, is also releasing a compilation album next week— Friday 23rd February— featuring swag from the likes of Gwen Guthrie, CeCe Rogers, KiNK, Midland, and Sylvester. 

Hï Ibiza confirms 2018 Glitterbox season


51st State lines up Masters At Work, Derrick May, Soul Clap, Derrick Carter, more

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51st State has lined up Masters At Work, Derrick May, Soul Clap, Derrick Carter, and a host of other quality names for the  fourth edition of the house, tech, afro, dancehall, disco, and dub festival.

Taking place on Saturday 4th August at London’s Trent Country Park, the aforementioned will be joined by faces such as Dimitri From Paris, Body & Soul (Francois K, Joe Claussell, Danny Krivit), Todd Terry, Todd Edwards, Trevor Nelson, Mr Vegas, Norman Jay, and John Morales. 

Other names to remember include house legend Karizma, Session Victim, Steve Sutherland, Dawn Penn, Fabio & Grooverider with GQ, and Late Nite Tuff Guy. There will also be strong garage representation via the BackTo95 arena, so think Matt ‘Jam’ Lamont, DJ Muck & MC Neat, and Norris Da Boss Windross, amongst others. 

2017’s instalment made our Top 35 British festivals roundup, and featured improved sound and facilities compared with the previous year, so we’re expecting similarly high standards this time round across all six stages, which are hosted by the likes of Groove Odyssey, Found, We Love Soul, Hot Wuk, and Studio 51. Tickets and full details here.


Avicii co-writes indie pop track, 'Ghost', with Human: LISTEN

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Avicii has co-written an indie-pop track with friend and fellow countryman Human, AKA Daniel Adams-Ray. 

The tune, entitled ‘Ghost’, has now been released into the streaming world for fans and everyone else to check, with YO Running Club AB and Universal Records responsible for putting it out there. 

It’s certainly good news for dedicated Avicii followers. Major health problems saw him announce retirement in 2016, at the age of 26, with at least some of the issues leading to that now well-publicised via his own Netflix documentary, ‘True Stories’

2017 saw him return to the studio, unveiling ‘You Be Love‘ and before that ‘Lonely Together‘ (the latter featuring Rita Ora). Meanwhile, in November we reported on his work with PlayStation for a new ‘rhythmic space pilot game’, adding yet more evidence that one of EDM’s most treasured could be well on his way to a full comeback. 


Martin Garrix, David Guetta and Brooks collab gets release date

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Martin Garrix, David Guetta and Brooks’ collaborative tune, ‘Like I Do’, has now been given an official release date, according to an announcement made this week by the latter of the trio. 

The track will land on 22nd February, which, at the time of writing, is just over one week away, after originally being premiered by Garrix, the man who finished #1 in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs 2017 poll, during his TimeOut72 Festival set, attended by 60,000 people in the Indian paradise and party state of Goa.

Immediately well-received by that crowd, the release marks a move away from the pop sounds that dominated the EDM don’s 2017 releases. This, coupled with the status of both partners in crime on this production, explains why expectations have been so high since that inaugural airing.

Last weekend word hit that the tune would be out to buy imminently, but it fell to Brooks to spill the beans formally. Here’s a teaser to whet the appetite, and you can watch the track getting dropped for the very first time here.  


Premiere: K+Lab - Mothership ReEntry (Beat Fatigue Remix)

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A year and a half after its release, K+Lab‘s sophomore album The Worldly’s is still making waves. The glitch-hop Vancouver based keytar player certainly knows how to bring the funk. After releasing The Worldly’s on Gramatik’s Lowtemp Records, K+Lab became “Beatport​’s best selling glitch hop artist in 2017.” And now fans the funk have more to celebrate. The Worldly’s Remixed will drop on Friday February 16th, also on Lowtemp Records. Check out the premiere  Beat Fatigue’s remix  ‘Mothership ReEntry‘ feat. Alias and The Mic Smith a couple days before the entire remix album drops. 

A fellow Lowtemp artist, Beat Fatigue treats this remix to a healthy serving glitchy groove. As the opening track the album, the remix “Mothership ReEntry” brings an intense energy that surpasses even the original. With a healthy dose blues, cut up samples, and heavy bass, this reimagining K+Lab is enough to fill up the funkiest space cadets. Still heavily featuring the vocals from the original track, this remix leaves little to be desired. Beat Fatigue serves up a wholesome and impressive track to start f the remix album right!

Let us know what you think about this remix K+Lab’s “Mothership ReEntry.” You can listen on SoundCloud below before the album drops in two days, and make sure you check out the album when it drops on February 16th on Lowtemp Records, featuring remixes from Late Night RadioCheshire, and Pigeon Hole.


Nipsey Hussle ft. Swizz Beatz – Been Down

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Nipsey and Swizz take Manhattan in the new video for “Been Down.” Victory Lap drops this Friday.