Love International locks Hunee, Four Tet, Floating Points, Bicep, more

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Love International has announced its latest round of artists for the 2018 edition. Taking place once more in Tisno, Croatia the festival has quickly emerged as a discerning music lover’s delight.

Alongside previously announced names such as Ben UFO, Craig Richards, Optimo, Roman Flügel, Move D, Joy Orbison, Avalon Emerson, Prosumer and (deep breath!) Octo Octa, the crew behind the party have only gone and added a whole new host of DJs into the equation.

Joining the latter will be Four Tet, Floating Points, Hunee, Bicep, Midland, Gerd Janson, Palms Trax, Call Super and Crazy P Soundsystem among many more.

The week-long festival kicks off on Wednesday 27th June and runs all the way through until 4th July.

Check out the full line-up below. More information can be found on the Love International website here.

Love International locks Hunee, Four Tet, Floating Points, Bicep, more

Watch a Trailer for Dame Dash & Kanye’s Honor Up with Cam’ron

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From executive producers Dame Dash and Kanye West, here’s the trailer for Honor Up, a new crime drama starring Cam’ron, Murda Mook, Blackface, Smoke DZA and Nicholas Turturro that arrives on February 16th. From the synopsis:

This looks entertaining, and I’m here for any film that showcases the dramatic talents Mr. Cameron Giles, but the presence Stacy Dash almost makes this a non-starter for me. Look for Honor Up to be available in theaters and On-Demand next month.

Dapper Dan Shares Some “Fashion Gems”

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Legendary Harlem clothier Dapper Dan speaks to Mass Appeal about not pandering to the fashion establishment as a Black designer and how society shapes the public’s perception what is in fact fly or not. Read Dan’s full interview with MA here.

The new fashion documentary Fresh Dressed, directed by Sacha Jenkins and produced by Nas, will be available on-demand and in theaters on June 26th.

Watch Kendrick Lamar’s Halftime Performance at the CFP

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Here’s Kendrick Lamar performing a medley “DNA”, “ELEMENT”, “Humble” and the recently released “All The Stars” during halftime at the College Football Playf National Championship game between Alabama and Georgia last night. Kendrick performed at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park, which is just across the street from the stadium, and I have to say that I’m a little disappointed that he didn’t use his platform to call out your president, who made a big show coming on the field for the National Anthem and then scurrying out the building prior to the performance. After the show, a new trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther ran which featured a tease a new track with K.Dot and Vince Staples. Kendrick and TDE boss Top Dawg are executive producing the film’s soundtrack, which also includes “All The Stars”. Check it out below.

Blasterjaxx & Olly James Release A Preview To Their New Single 'Phoenix'

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Blasterjaxx & Olly James Release A Preview To Their New Single 'Phoenix'

Blasterjaxx & Olly James – Phoenix (Preview)

Blasterjaxx has been on the move with releasing killer new music which never fails to impress fans. Now, the duo collabs with Olly James on their upcoming single “Phoenix“. The ficial track release will be dropping on Monday, January 15, 2018  Maxximize Records. The track is filled with powerful synths, hard beats, and an explosive drop. With this amount energy, the song will definitely keep you up on your feet.

“Phoenix” showcases an electro house vibe that leaves fans pumped and ready to roll. The first verse starts f slow then progresses with the high synths and bass. Next, the build upholds the excitement as you anticipate for the drop to hit. The drop explodes with a fast tempo and booming rhythm that ends with a bang. Blasterjaxx and Olly James captured the attention many listeners that are instantly digging their work art! Check out the preview to “Phoenix” and let us know what you think.

Blasterjaxx & Olly James – Phoenix (Preview)

Nicky Romero Releases A Teaser For His New Single 'PRTCL (ft. Spyder)'

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Nicky Romero Releases A Teaser For His New Single 'PRTCL (ft. Spyder)'

Nicky Romero – PRTCL (ft. Spyder)

Nicky Romero, also known as Nick Rotteveel, 28-year-old DJ and producer hailing from the Netherlands. He is the label head Protocol Recordings which releases predominantly progressive house, electro house, and big room tracks. Romero is currently ranked at #50 on the DJ Mag Top 100 list and has collaborated with other dance heavyweights such as Tiesto, David Guetta, Avicii, Calvin Harris, and Hardwell. He is probably best known for his #1 hit in the UK with Avicii titled “I Could Be the One.”

Now, he brings you “PRTCL,” his newest track on Protocol that is slated for release on January 12th, 2018. This track will be the 100th ficial release on Protocol recordings – so it makes sense that it would be by the label head himself. This is definitely a monumental track that is full energy and is an homage to the earlier days Romero’s career. Be sure to check out the teaser below and grab the track when it’s released on the 12th.

Nicky Romero – PRTCL (ft. Spyder)

Welsh Ravers Return To Their NYE Venue To Help Clean Up Garbage

Filed by Jenette DanieleJenette Daniele

Welsh Ravers Return To Their NYE Venue To Help Clean Up GarbageEver wonder what happens after a rave is over? Well, there’s always a handful abandoned jackets left around, some cell phones hidden in nooks, and most importantly, TONS garbage left scattered across the venue. When partying at an event, we never want to lose our spot in the crowd, this ten leads to attendees throwing their empty cups and other garbage on the floor. After everyone has left the venue, workers spend hours cleaning up everyone’s garbage. However, at a New Years Eve party in the Welsh villages last week, attendees a party decided to come back the following day to help clean up the mess they made the night before.

At the end every year, music lovers around the world always scramble to find the best local NYE party to attend. Unfortunately, there are certain parts the world where pressionally developed local NYE parties aren’t much an option. That didn’t stop a bunch Welsh ravers from throwing an illegal rave in the Grade II-listed former ETM factory in Talywain, nearby Pontypool in Torfaen. More than 1,000 ravers attended the 12-hour illegal rave which led to noise complaints from nearby local residents and even an arrest.

A representative the Gwent Police stated: “Officers worked throughout the night and morning to try and prevent additional persons attending, to bring the event to a peaceful end as well as obtaining evidence for the investigation post-event”.

Like any other event, the rave left behind a ton garbage scattered across the area. But unlike most events, some attendees the NYE party decided to return to the scene the following day to help clean up the mess they made. Local resident, Jesse Jones, captured the special moment on video and had the following to say about the unusual occurrence: “I was basically driving past with my uncles and we saw them out in the pouring rain with all their hair really wet. They didn’t fail to look at us and smile and wave. They all looked so happy we drove f for around about five minutes and we just had to turn around to film it.”

Check out the clip below and remember to always be mindful where you throw your garbage as there is someone always cleaning up after you if you don’t clean up after yourself.

Julian Calor - Run Away ft. Maggie Szabo

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Julian Calor Releases Single Featuring Maggie Szabo

Talented Dutch producer, Julian Calor, has teamed up with Maggie Szabo for his new single ‘Run Away’. The inspiring track has been released under Tiesto’s label, Musical Freedom.

‘Run Away’ is an anthemic electronic/future bass track with a hint drum and bass. The single will inspire you to do anything with the big synths and inspiring vocal. By the same token, the drop will make you bump your head and dance.

The underrated talented producer has proven the his production skills with this release. Furthermore, Julian Calor is just 24 years old with an album already under his belt with Revealed Recordings. Undoubtedly, we can expect a lot good music from the producer in the years ahead.

Julian Calor feat. Maggie Szabo – Run Away |

Behringer's Oberheim OB-Xa Clone Revealed

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Behringer’s new Oberheim OB-aX clone has been revealed in a post on the Gearslutz forum. The classic poly has long been on the wishlist of producers across the world for its huge, wide, rich sound and was originally used by the likes of Prince, Depeche Mode and New Order.

Having already promised a run of classic synth clones, Uli Behringer, the company’s founder, has explained the UB-Xa will be a passion project that will likely take 12 months to come to market. They’ve already officially and unofficially announced a whole host of new synth clones though none have an official release date.

Still, the renders he’s posted on Gearslutz look like the real deal and if the company’s penchant for low prices holds true, it’s a very exciting time for synth fans.

How it sounds though, is still a mystery. Read the full Gearslutz post here, find out about their newly announced vocoder here. Their Minimoog clone is already available for pre-order.


Behringer's Oberheim OB-Xa Clone Revealed  

Pleasure Coma’s handpicked, ‘vodka showers’ playlist

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You might not know them just yet, but Pleasure Coma are the Sydney outfit with a no holes barred take on music that certainly extends into their aesthetic and for that they are turning heads.

Fronted by local legend and former junior wrestling referee Tasker El Tasker, the group will be taking to Sosueme this Wednesday for a free show alongside Bleeding Knees Club and Sydney selector Flex Mami among others. We figured a playlist was in order to give you all an ides what this group is about.

In their own words, Pleasure Coma describe the playlist as such: “Before playing a show we perform an elaborate and meticulous ritual summoning The Energia, aka the life force groove and funk. It ten involves copious amounts cheap vodka and nudity is always set to the soundtrack this playlist.”

Listen to their playlist below and be sure to catch them this Wednesday. Find out more on the event right .

Holy Ship! Starts Off With Epic Surprise B2B2B Set

Filed by Jenette DanieleJenette Daniele

Holy Ship! Kicks Off With Epic B2B2B Set

Holy Ship! is one the most epic events the year. it embarks from Miami for a four day, three night party every year with dozens big name DJ’s and thousands excited fans. One aspect the event that really gets attendees out their seats is knowing to expect the unexpected.

After a rough start to the cruise- , Gina Turner among them- Holy Ship! seemed to capture its usual magic. Going strong into the early morning, A-Trak tweeted out that Bird House boss Claude von Stroke and Redux maestro Kaskade crashed his set and all three went back-to-back. Last year Louis the Child brought out Big Gigantic, Slander, Ghastly, Jai Wolf, and Manila Killa. Seems like a solid follow up to have three legends like Kaskade, Claude von Stroke, and A-Trak do their thing together this year.

Willaris. K signs record deal, promises new music very soon!

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One the most talked about artists 2017, and one our favourite from the past 12-months, Willaris. K has shared some big news today, after signing his first record deal with the promise new tunes very soon.

The rural producer made it known Facebook today that he has inked the dotted line with Melbourne based label, Soothsayer.

Speaking on their new signee, Soothsayer write: We’re over the moon to start f 2018 with the announcement that boy-wonder  has joined the Soothsayer family. Watch this space for new music v v soon!

Willaris. K finished 2017 strongly, with a host festival dates under his belt, mixes for FBi Radio, Purple Sneakers and more, and three eclectic releases over the year that show great signs things to come.

Revisit his short film for ‘Alchemy/River Song/Dour Nights’ below for now, and keep an eye on his socials for new tunes.

Catch Willaris. K at any the following events:

Friday 26 January | Rainbow Serpent Festival | Lexton, VIC
Saturday 27 January | Electric Gardens Festival | Sydney, NSW
Sunday 18 February | Perth Festival | Perth, WA
Friday 09 March | Pitch Music & Arts Festival | Moyston, VIC
Sun 08 April | Piknic MEL #9 | Melbourne, VIC