LAXX feat. Belle Humble - 'High From It'

Filed by Malissa FranzMalissa Franz

LAXX feat. Belle Humble - 'High From It'LAXX feat. Belle Humble – High From It

With social media being so popular with our generation, there is a big increase internet drama between users. LAXX has dedicated his new debut album to target these issues. His new album is called ‘Fake Friends‘ and is set to release this Friday but in the mean time, LAXX has just released his newest single to give us a sneak peek into his new album. His new track, ‘High From It‘,  features Belle Humble on the vocals and presents a very heavy dubstep drop. LAXX’s skills in producing nasty dubstep tracks is no surprise to anyone. His skills has been put on display in his previous works including ‘Noise’, ‘Global’ and his remix Jauz’s ‘Alpha’. You can check out his new track, ‘High From It’ below and be sure to be on a look out for this new album, ‘‘, out this Friday.

PRhyme ft. Dave East – Era

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PRhyme ft. Dave East – Era

Royce Da 5’9 and DJ Premier return with “Era” featuring Dave East, the lead single from the upcoming PRhyme 2 album. Royce and East both bring the heat with their verses and Preemo’s beat is a definite earworm. Listen below and look for the new album to arrive March 16th.

Gilles Peterson, Max Cooper, George Fitzgerald, more locked for brand new festival Nova Batida

Filed by Judi PeartJudi Peart

Brand new festival Nova Batida has revealed the first phase of the line-up for its debut edition, taking place 14th-16th September in Lisbon.

Put together by veteran promoters Soundcrash, the three-day event will feature Mount Kimbie, Gilles Peterson, Max Cooper, George Fitzgerald, Maribou State, Connie Constance, Owiny Sigoma Sound System and more. 

The festival will be spread across two venues, the LX Factory, a converted factory turned creative hub comprising warehouses, roof terraces, bars and fashion outlets; and Village Underground Lisboa, a disused tram terminus.

For further information and tickets visit the Nova Batida website

Paper Diamond Is Back & Bigger Than Ever With" Work 9000" Out Now On Fool's Gold

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Paper Diamond – Work 9000

Paper Diamond is back after a long 2 year hiatus from the scene with new single as an introduction to his new project that will be releasing throughout the greater 2018.

After a long awaited return, we are very excited to hear this evolved funky bass driven side Paper Diamond. Over the years he has release a multitude songs and created a sort cult following all over the globe. Now in 2018, he plans a large scale take resurgence in the Paper D brand. Alex Botwin’s absence has not been in vain, from crafting a newer sound, to a brand new 3D visual design that we hope to see in future tours & Teaming up with A Track’s label Fool’s Gold, “Work 9000” this just the beginning something incredible.

Stream Work 9000 below and keep an eye out for more Paper Diamond in the very near future.


Sony-Backed Music Label Liquid State Set To Take Over Asia

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Sony-Backed Music Label Liquid State Set To Take Over Asia As the electronic dance music scene expands its horizons, well-known American and European artists have joined the movement. Sony Music & Chinese streaming and tech giant, Tencent Music Entertainment, have teamed up to create a new Asia-based music label: Liquid State.

What does it mean? With EDM festivals like Storm in China, and Ultra all across Asia, over 60% the Asia-Pacific regions are EDM listeners. This population has since grown over the past 3 years.

Liquid State will develop original EDM content. Tencent’s streaming services, QQ Music, Kugou Music and Kuwo Music, Liquid State will surely capitalize on its large customer base. With their different media channels, Liquid State will also support its artists in China, like Alan Walker for instance.

To help integrate into Asia, there will be an ambassador for every major Asian country. Chinese superstar Chris Lee will be the ambassador for China, singer and actor Nicholas Tse will be the ambassador for Hong Kong and Taiwan, and Seungri from BIGBANG will be the ambassador for South Korea. All three regions have long standing relationships with Tencent Music Entertainment.

Here’s a sneak peak the initial roster: Chinese DJ Lizzy, Korean Duo Junkilla, Chinese American musician Zhu, and Dubai duo Hollaphonic are set to release music through the label this year!

You can read more about Liquid State .

All Aboard! Cosmic Gate & Friends Sunset Cruise To Return March 24th

Filed by Malissa FranzMalissa Franz

All Aboard! Cosmic Gate & Friends Sunset Cruise To Return March 24thThe most highly anticipated party week the year is right around the corner. Miami Music Week, to take place from March 20th to the 25th, features pool, beach, and club parties all week culminating with Ultra Music Festival. One the most exciting events each year is Cosmic Gate’s Sunset Cruise.

Each year, the iconic trance duo charters a massive yacht and throws a wild party out in the middle the ocean all day and night. If that’s not exciting enough, they’ll be bringing Anjunabeats mainstay Jason Ross on board to really amplify the party.

This will surely be one the crazier parties the week. The host, Club Glow, always delivers memorable parties and events. Make sure to keep your eyes out for more Miami Music Week news in the weeks ahead. In the meantime, you can grab tickets to Cosmic Gate & Friends Sunset Cruise .

Black Coffee announces Hï Ibiza residency for summer 2018

Filed by Ryan FerroRyan Ferro

Black Coffee has announced his Hï Ibiza residency for summer 2018, with his first appearance marking the club’s launch for its second season. 

The venue will welcome punters from Saturday 26th May, running until 6th October, during which time the South African DJ, whose last album, ‘Pieces of Me’, achieved double platinum status upon release in 2015, is again in control every Saturday night. 

Details at the moment are scarce in terms of other names locked in for the year ahead, or indeed who will be joining Black Coffee on the first night, but given the artists who appeared in 2017— the first year Hï was open— you can expect some very, very big guns indeed. 

As we reported earlier this month, the Playa d’en Bossa operation which we expect big things from in DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs 2018 poll, has also confirmed a new pricing system with a variety of rates, meaning Super Early Bird tickets will be on sale for €20, far lower than many other door taxes on the White Island. Full details of that here, and you can still read our interview with Black Coffee from October


An inside look at Sydney’s newest record store

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is the newest member the Sydney wax family, and has ficially opened to the public today.

Run by party promoter duo Dave Stuart andAlex Dimitröff, the store was a fairly spontaneous venture but ticks f a major box for Stuart who admits he has meddled with the idea running his own record store for some time now.

We ventured along to their Newtown shopfront today to check it out first hand and grab some snaps. If finely curated house and techno is your thing, be sure to check it out at 488 King St.

An inside look at Sydney’s newest record store
An inside look at Sydney’s newest record store
An inside look at Sydney’s newest record store
An inside look at Sydney’s newest record store
An inside look at Sydney’s newest record store
An inside look at Sydney’s newest record store

Denis Sulta locks Seth Troxler and Gerd Janson for Sulta Selects FLY Open Air

Filed by Rene MayfieldRene Mayfield

Denis Sulta has locked Seth Troxler and Gerd Janson for Sulta Selects FLY Open Air, which will mark his first ever festival curation. 

Other names on the line-up include Jayda G, Tom Trago, San Proper, Or:la, Cromby, Sally C, and Jenny Cheng, with the date confirmed as Saturday 19th May 2018, and the location one of the UK’s most stunning stately homes, Hopetoun House, a 17th Century treasure eight-miles from Edinburgh, overlooking the equally striking Fourth Bridge.  

While this is Sulta’s inaugural stint in charge of bookings for an outdoor session, his 12-hour party at Liquid Rooms and Old Leith Theatre proved he understands how to programme running orders, hence it making our Top 30 UK Club Events in October 2017. FLY, the Scottish party-turned-nightlife institution featured in our Inner City Life Edinburgh focus (DJ Mag 573), which Sulta retains a residency at, is no stranger to one-dayers, either, last year hosting a huge bash at the iconic Edinburgh Castle.   

Take a look at the promo video below for Sulta Selects FLY Open Air…  

Justice are playing an exclusive club show in Sydney this month

Filed by Ryan FerroRyan Ferro

Hold the god-damn phone!!! French electro lords, Justice have announced an exclusive DJ set this month and we just threw up with excitement.

Taking over the Ministry Sound Club on Feb 24th, the renowned duo will be dishing up a finely crafted club set following their headline slot at Sydney City Limits which takes place during the day. Learn more on that .

For those you lucky enough to have seen a club show from these guys, you know very well that this is not to miss. With that said, grab your tickets right before they bounce and enjoy some vintage Justice magic from back in ’06 below.

Justice are playing an exclusive club show in Sydney this month

Zeds Dead x Ganja White Night - Samurai

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Zeds Dead x Ganja White Night – Samurai

A haunting piano sets the vibe for this mega-collaboration beautifully, leading us to a sonic world full unique textures and sounds. This tune is heavy as expected but it’s delivered in a evolutionary way that showcases both groups musicality. “Samurai” is one the most beautiful and alluring electronic songs in bass music we’ve heard in a while and it certainly sets a strong tone for Ganja White Night’s forthcoming LP, The Origins, out everywhere February 5.

“These guys have been on top the bass world for years now and hold some the truest classics the genre.” “We supported Zeds Dead’s] Zach and Dylan on their Deadbeats performance in Seattle. Following their performance, we got a text from Dylan asking if we wanted to go B2B at an after party. We all got comfortable behind the decks together and the rest is history. Musically, we feel really good about how this song came together. We wanted to do something different, something that would surprise. We focused on creating an extended dramatic introduction and Zach and Dylan came in with their iconic drops. Once we had the pieces in place, we spent time going back and forth blending everything together and finding little pieces we could improve on. This was a real pleasure for us.” – Ganja White Night

You can listen to “Samurai” on Soundcloud below, and check back in on February 5th for the release The Origins. 

Zeds Dead x Ganja White Night – Samurai

Panorama festival shares monster lineup ft. The xx, Mall Grab, Yaeji & more

Filed by Rebecca RobertiRebecca Roberti

New York City’s Panorama music festival has revealed that it will return to Randall’s Island Park from June 27 to 29 with a large lineup featuring The xx, Soulection, Floating Points and more.

Coming up to its third year in NYC, the festival that’s aptly been named the “East Coast Coachella” flaunts headliners The Weeknd, Janet Jackson and The Killers while also featuring SZA, Migos, Cardi B, St. Vincent, David Byrne and ODESZA, covering quite a few genres and touching all bases.

Dance music has been given a fair chunk the bill when it comes to Panorama. A stacked list dance music favourites can be found on the bill, including Avalon Emerson, Bicep, Helena Hauff, Kyle Hall, Mike Servito,  Moodymann, Mount Kimbie, Shanti Celeste, Yaeji  and the aforementioned Floating Points

Tickets on sale from Friday February the 2nd (tomorrow), you better get in quick if you fancy your chances.

Peep the full lineup below.

Panorama festival shares monster lineup ft. The xx, Mall Grab, Yaeji & more
Full Panorama Lineup 2018