After a long hiatus, Phonat returned with the release of his excellent, forward-thinking Identity Theft EP on OWSLA just last week. The genre-defying producer/DJ now takes things one step further with his GDD™ Guest Mix that is nothing short of phenomenal. Phonat brings you through everything from vibey mid-tempo grooves to disco, and even some UK-tinged deep cuts. This generous offering is simply a must-have for any dance music fan. Listen/download the mix below and if you haven’t already, check out his EP after the jump.
Tracklist: Bondax – Gold (Snakehips remix) Danny Brown – Growing Up (Klangfarbe remix) Cherookee – Room Daft Punk – Ram (Vanderway edit) Ghosts of Venice – Don’t Stop The Music (WebQueawry remix) Tiger & Woods – Deflowered Basement Jaxx – Oh My Gosh (The Golden Boy remix) Beyonce – End Of Time (Asona bootleg) Bastille – Flaws (Russ Chimes remix) Renato Cohen – Suddenly Funk Sinden & SBTRKT – Kind Of Familiar Submerse – This Time You’re Not Wrong Kastle – Already Know 123Mrk – Thrill Phonat – Ride The Prejudice Jason Burns & Brent Still Life – Right Here (We Sink remix) Alizzz – Arista Lockah – Young Neon Countach Bobby Tank – Afterburn Blood Diamonds – Barcode (Clicks & Whistles remix) Hundred Waters – Boreal (Teebs remix)
• Seth Troxler‘s advice on the DJ game: “Don’t be a dick” • Kraftwerk to begin work on ninth album, Ralf Hütter confirms • The Do LaB announces official Los Angeles Lightning in a Bottle pre-party • Native Instruments Unveils Kontrol Z1 for Traktor
Seth Troxler’s advice on the DJ game: “Don’t be a dick”
It was DJ Sneak, one of dance music’s perpetual troublemakers, who challenged Visionquestringleader Seth Troxleron his party-hard image earlier this year. “Tired of these ketamine hype DJs with chips on their shoulders,” Sneak complained on Twitter, after getting into a minor fracas with Troxler. “I am not hating but if imma be called out you better come to work, not do ketamine.”
Troxler has seemingly been more than happy to play up his loose-living reputation, but as it turns out, he’s paying a lot more attention to how he cultivates his public image than detractors like Sneak would give him credit for.
Late last month he presented a lecture as part of Red Bull Music Academy’s residency in New York City, where in addition to speaking openly on his rapid ascension to techno royalty over the past few years, he offered advice on how important it is for artists to be aware of the image they’re projecting, to both fans and the general public.
“Don’t be a dick – I think that’s the biggest thing,” Troxler told the crowd who’d gathered at the NYC lecture. “Do. Not. Be. A. Dick. Treat everyone with respect. A couple of times I’ve started to be a dick, and people are like, ‘Yo, you’re being a dick.’ Listen to people who talk to you; especially [if they’ve been in the business a while].”
“You should be extremely mindful of your personal brand, and building an image of who you are as an artist,” Troxler added. “In some ways, my own personal success has been part of the fantasy of what people believe that I might be. I can be a loose guy, but I’m also a very organised, precise person. In some ways, people live out their own fantasies through your music, or through your character, and they’re able to identify their own self through that brand.” Watch the entire 90 minutes of Seth Troxler’s Red Bull Music Academy lecture here.
Kraftwerk to begin work on ninth album, Ralf Hütter confirms
Kraftwerk have begun work on their ninth studio album, the follow-up to 2003′s ‘Tour De France Soundtracks’.
Band member Ralf Hütter told The Guardian that now Kraftwerk have all but finished their touring based around 2009 boxset ‘The Catalogue’ – a schedule which saw them play each of their albums in sequence across a week of live shows in New York, Dusseldorf, Sydney and London – they can focus fully on album number nine.
“Now this is done, one to eight. Now we can concentrate on number nine,” Hütter is quoted as saying. Asked if there’s a timeline of when the album will arrive, Hütter added: “Of course. It’s music non-stop!”
Kraftwerk will headline this year’s Latitude Festival alongside Foals and Bloc Party. The festival will take place from July 19-21 at Henham Park in Southwold, Suffolk.
Kraftwerk are also set to play T In The Park. The Scottish festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and will also host performances from Mumford & Sons, Rihanna, The Killers, Jake Bugg, Paloma Faith and Alt-J.
The Do LaB announces official Los Angeles Lightning in a Bottle pre-party
Join us on Saturday June 22nd for the official Los Angeles LIB pre-party featuring performances from Gina Calderoni, Henry Pope, Jesse Wright, Jeniluv, jOBOT, Loomer, Sammy Bliss, Shawna, Shayn Almeida, DJ Ora and Patricio.
The Do LaB will be hosting this special Lightning in a Bottle pre-party at the RG Club, formerly known as the Garter, as part of the Venice Music Crawl, a collection of music and art shows on Lincoln Blvd. in Venice that aims to elevate culture in the Westside community.
Join us from noon til 2am on help us raise funds for Charity: Water, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing clean water for over 1 billion people in need around the world! 100% of proceeds will go directly to charity! Please visit their website to learn more about the amazing work they do: http://www.charitywater.org/
Yesterday, Native Instruments unveiled the Kontrol Z1, a compact controller, mixer, and audio interface for NI’s Traktor software. The two-channel unit appears to be a smaller and more streamlined alternative to the company’s popular Z2 mixer, and also appears to be specifically aimed at giving those who use Traktor on their iOS devices a slim bit of hardware control. The Z1′s main features are its 24-bit soundcard, two channels worth of 3-Band EQ, and dedicated filters. No exact release date for the Z1 has been shared yet, but the units are currently available to pre-order for the street price of $199. A demo video showing off NI’s latest creation can be seen below.
• Boards of Canada: ‘We’ve become a lot more nihilistic over the years’ • Clarification: Disclosure responds to photo of “faked” DJ set • Listen: DFA’s The Juan MacLean aces his Essential Mix • XXYYXX wants you to “Pay Attention”
Boards of Canada: ‘We’ve become a lot more nihilistic over the years’
Few groups of recent times have been quite so mythologised as Boards Of Canada. Whether it’s down to their veiled musical references to numerology and occultism, or their impressively low public profile – few interviews, even fewer live shows – but you could say that these two brothers have become something of a cult themselves, with an online fanbase that picks over everything Boards with forensic vigour.
Hailing from rural Scotland, Mike Sandison and Marcus Eoin started making music together as children, influenced by sci-fi cinema and the documentaries of the National Film Board of Canada. Their music – which first properly crystallised on their debut album, 1998′s Music Has The Right To Children – is a spectral, nostalgic electronica into which is encoded a wealth of half-submerged samples and subliminal messages, from robotic voices and the sound of children at play to references to the Branch Davidian cult that perished at Waco, Texas.
The new album Tomorrow’s Harvest was announced back in April in a manner designed to stoke their mystique – a 12-inch record that popped up in the racks of the New York record shop Other Music, blank but for a shimmering melody and a robotic voice intoning a string of numbers: a cipher for the fans to crack. The record itself, their first in eight years, strikes a darker note than 2005′s sun-dappled The Campfire Headphase, its pulsing synthesisers and woozy drones implying a creeping, radioactive menace.
Having agreed to a rare interview with the Guardian, the duo insist that it is conducted via email and they are not altogether keen to unpick the themes of Tomorrow’s Harvest. “I think it would kind of neuter it if we completely spell it out,” writes Sandison. But their answers provide plenty for Boards of Canada cult members to pore over in the months to come …
What have you been up to during the eight years since your last full-length record, The Campfire Headphase?
Marcus Eoin: ”We took some time out, and spent some time travelling. Then we expanded our studio space a great deal, and these things take time. But we’re always working, all the time, whatever else is going on. So we’d begun sketching out things for this record straight after the last one, and got heavily into tying it all up last year.”
Where are you both based at present? Are your surroundings urban, or rural?
Eoin: “We’re based in Scotland, although some of the early sketches on this record were done in New Zealand. We have a main studio that is literally on a farm surrounded by deer and rabbits. We definitely prefer working away from the city because there’s a timeless thing in our environment. In an urban setting you can’t really escape being reminded of the current year, and music fashions and so on.”Is creating music a long and drawn-out process for you? How did making this album compare to previous ones?
Mike Sandison: “It’s different with every track. We often jam something down quickly and you tend to find those things are the ones with a great instant melody. The challenge with this record was crafting the tunes into a specific style and time period we want to reference. In fact it’s not just the time period – we analyse the specific medium we’re going for too. In this case there’s a deliberate VHS video-nasty element throughout the record and to get there it wasn’t just a case of processing sounds through old media, which is a given with us anyway, but we even went to the extent of timing changes in the music and the composition of the pieces, in really specific ways to give an impression of something familiar from soundtrack work that was around 30 years ago.
In what ways?
Sandison: ”For example, I guess the timing of the whole intro section to the album, the neutral tension in the high strings hanging right at the start of the record, or that short glimmer of hope that takes over in New Seeds near the end of the track. Those things hopefully imply a visual element. Some tracks deliberately finish earlier than you want them to, like actual cues in older soundtracks where they’ve been ripped out of much longer original masters that nobody ever gets to hear. Another example would maybe be at the end of the whole album, you’ve reached some sort of sanctuary and then the whole thing is stolen away from you again with the final track. That last track has a deliberate feeling of complete futility that I find kind of funny. That’s where the obsessive, scientific work comes in, and yeah, it takes us ages.”
Could you elaborate on the “deliberate VHS video nasty element” a little? A few people have noticed the arpeggiated synth bits have a sort of John Carpenter feel …
Sandison: ”There are quite a few influences on this record. Carpenter is kind of an easy reference point for most people though I’d say the main ones would be Fabio Frizzi, John Harrison and Mark Isham. We’re very much into grim 70s and 80s movie soundtracks so there are maybe nods to composers such as Stefano Mainetti, Riz Ortolani, Paul Giovanni, Wendy Carlos, even Michael Nyman.”
One of the early hallmarks of Boards Of Canada’s music was the way that through artificially degrading or treating sounds, itemployed a sense of nostalgia in a way that was by turn dreamy or creepy. Now it feels as if you can hear this sense in a raft of music, from Ariel Pink and chillwave to Broadcast‘s later work and the hauntology-inspired groups such as those found on Ghostbox. Can you hear your influence on other groups?
Sandison: ”I don’t think we hear our own music the way other people hear it, so it’s difficult to say whether we hear our sound in other people’s work. I’ve definitely noticed some newer electronic artists latching on to specific techniques or styles from the past. Some of them are great.”
What do you look for in terms of musical equipment? In places, the percussion sounds like drum machines, but in other places it feels like you’re using live drums…
Sandison: “We’re definitely vintage hardware freaks. We’ve always used older gear. Everything we use is decrepit. Our studio is full of wooden things covered with red LEDs. We’ll go to great lengths to get hold of a specific instrument just to get a particular sound. For example, there’s a sound in Cold Earth that is something like only one second of audio. It comes from an obscure old effect unit that cost us a lot of time and road miles to source, and it ended up being one second of audio on the record. As for our percussion, it’s never just a drum machine or a sample, we put a lot of real live drumming or percussion in there, woven into the rhythm tracks, and it brings a bit of chaos into the sound that you just can’t achieve any other way.
Do you have roles in the studio? Is it possible to divide the workload in any definable way?
Sandison: ”We throw tracks back and forward at each other. Sometimes we jam the core idea down as a take, or one of us will start something and hand it over, and vice-versa. There isn’t really one method or any particular strength for either of us because it changes from track to track. We both write melodies but at the same time we’re both technicians in some way, so the process is quite unpredictable and messy.”
You’ve spoken in the past about how mathematics and science have been an inspiration on Boards Of Canada. One Tomorrow’s Harvest track is called Split Your Infinities. Another is called Jacquard Causeway, which seems like it might be a reference to theJacquard Loom, a sort of rudimentary mechanical computer.Have you found more musical ways to integrate mathematics into the fabric of the music on Tomorrow’s Harvest?
Sandison: ”Yes, it’s loaded with patterns and messages. There are various tricks embedded throughout the whole body of this album, so it’ll be interesting to see whether people pick up on these things. Some things are just simple structural things. For instance, Come To Dust, the second-to-last track, is a musical reprise of Reach for the Dead, which comes in as the second track. There’s a palindromic structure centred around the track Collapse in the middle. There’s actually more use of subliminals on this record than on any previous album we’ve done, so we’re interested to see what people will pick up on.”
There was a lot of speculation that the six-digit codes on the Records Store Day vinyl were a reference to number stations, short-wave radio broadcasts that are thought to be connected to international espionage. The cover appears to be a photo of the San Francisco skyline, shot from the vantage point of Alameda Naval Air Station, a now defunct military base operational during the cold war. Is this coincidence, or does it point to something thematic/conceptual about the record?
Eoin: ”Yeah, definitely – of course that’s an ingredient of the theme on this record. In fact if you look again at the San Francisco skyline on the cover it’s actually a ghost of the city. You’re looking straight through it.”
A spot of web sleuthing reveals that Tomorrow’s Harvest is the name of an online clothing and supplies store that seems to cater for crisis scenarios – frozen and sealed food supplies, gas masks, solar power. I gather that you’re both fathers. Could we maybe read Tomorrow’s Harvest as a sort of anxiety or fear for one’s offspring in an unstable or uncertain world?
Sandison: ”Being a father fills you with a healthy understanding of your own mortality, and on a bigger scale that responsibility highlights the fragility of our society, or the problems with it. We’ve become a lot more nihilistic over the years. In a way we’re really celebrating an idea of collapse rather than resisting it. It’s probably quite a bleak album, depending on your perspective.”
You mentioned earlier that you were “prepar[ing] the audience for the tone and the message in this album” – is it fair to say that the tone of this album is post-apocalyptic?
Sandison: “It’s not post-apocalyptic so much as it is about an inevitable stage that lies in front of us. But it’s better if listeners find the narrative themselves, in the titles and the sounds.” In the context of history, we live in an age of unparalleled science and rationality. But despite this, religion and ideas of mysticism – along with other fringe concerns such as conspiracy, etc – continue to thrive. I gather that you’re rationalists, atheists, etc – but the idea of the mystic obviously has an appeal to you …
Eoin: “There’s a lot to play with there, for an artist. It affects people even if they don’t consider themselves to be religious. Nobody really wants to accept that we’re just a colony of organisms hurtling through a void on a ball of rock. I’d guess that’s it, that the most rational individual doesn’t really want to have his beliefs completely confirmed. It’s in human nature to pursue spiritual or fantastic things, for whatever reason, that’s why we like art and escapism, isn’t it? Humans like to feel there’s a purpose, even if there isn’t one!”
Ok, so random question: three books that you’d recommend?
Sandison: ”This changes from month to month. Right now, maybe Why The West Rules – For Now: The Patterns Of History And What They Reveal About The Future by Ian Morris, You Are Not A Gadget by Jaron Lanier, and Musicophilia: Tales Of Music And The Brain by Oliver Sacks.”
I’ve read the Jaron Lanier book that you mention, which I thought was fascinating – I think one of the bits that’s stuck with me, and would also seem to be relevant to the way you work, is his concept of design “lock-in”, where keeping up with new technology actually ends up shepherding the creation process along quite restrictive lines.
Sandison: ”I absolutely agree with that. Modern technology often gives an illusion of empowerment while in reality it’s increasingly all about removal of liberty, and homogenising the user base.”
And finally … will there be live shows taking place around the record? Do Boards Of Canada still exist as a live entity?
Eoin: We’ve been busy in our rehearsal space lately, so never say never.
Clarification: Disclosure responds to photo of “faked” DJ set
“Hello everyone who is talking about this photo… so. here is how and why this happened. Capital FM made us do this show with a backing track playing but allowed the vocalists to sing. They said that they had to trigger the tracks themselves to sync visuals. We pleaded with them for weeks and weeks to let us play fully live or at least let us mix but they just weren’t having it. You will also notice this was the same for a lot of the dance acts playing that day (i.e. the duke dumont pic you posted)
Notice also that we didnt try and make it look like we were mixing. We left the fucking plug on the floor on purpose, didnt even plug phono leads into the master out, turned all the EQs fully down and the master out AND DIDNT EVEN TAKE HEADPHONES for god sake!! LOL if at any point we touched the mixer it was…well, you try standing infront of 80,000 people and not touching the mixer… go on… its really hard hahaha!
I would also like to point out that people like David Guetta ect who have also been accused of pretending to mix, actually try and cover it up and pretend to blend tracks into one another and hide it… but with us, we played three songs with vocalists b2b with gaps in between, so even if we had been mixing, there would have been no beat matching involved anyway + we didnt try and hide it at all!!
But yeah it was a very strange experience and one we will not be going through again. Capital have been amazing to us and they play our songs roughly 400 times a week across their various networks and we wanted to thank them for all the support.”
Listen: DFA’s The Juan MacLean aces his Essential Mix
You can always count on The Juan MacLean to put together a classy mix, and he’s just done it again for Pete Tong’s long-running radio show. The DFA trailblazer turned in a two-hour session for the Essential Mix, and it’s certainly a departure from the previous edition from Armin van Buuren. For his stint, The Juan MacLean has brought together analogue house and disco with some well-timed curveballs as well. He put the mix together in one day, in-between his whirlwind DJ schedule, on two turntables and a pair of CDJs. “I just tried to be spontaneous and have fun doing it, which I hope translates to the finished mix,” he says.
As the Radio 1 spiel puts it: “The Juan MacLean, real name John MacLean, is a former post-hardcore guitarist turned electronic music producer. He spent several years out of the music business after quitting his band Six Finger Satellite, before the band’s live sound engineer James Murphy persuaded him to make dance music for his new label DFA. He’s since released two albums on DFA and is set to drop his third later this year.
Hawkwind – Space Ritual [EMI] Jimmy Edgar – Shout [Hotflush] Arc 88 & Craig Chino – Ardent [Terrain] Murk – Be Mine (Murk Remix) [Murk] The Juan MacLean – You Are My Destiny [DFA] Burnski – Lost In The Zoo (Martinez Brothers’ Bronx Zoo Mix) [Saved] Sasse – Treat Me [Moodmusic] MightyHor – Walk In Stomp [Skrufix] MANIK – House Cut 1 [Ovum] Mat.Joe – Showtime [Off] PBR Streetgang – C. With No Name (feat. Danielle Moore) [Futureboogie] Walker & Royce – Trippin’ (feat. Javi) [Moda Black] Shiny Objects – Higher Ground (Maxxi Soundsystem Remix) (feat. Michael Marshall) [Smoke n Mirrors] Bicep & Simian Mobile Disco – Sacrifice [Delicacies] Disclosure – You And Me (Bicep Remix) [Universal Island Records] Sand People – Brandy Station [Sand People] Vanilla Ace – Hypnotic [Toolroom] LaRosa – Something Strange (Filsonik Remix) [Not Bad] Simon Baker – Stop Gap [Last Night On Earth] Leftwing & Kody – Let Go [Alive Recordings] John Dimas – State Of Mind [Dame] The Juan Maclean – Feel Like Movin’ [DFA] Waze & Odyssey – I Want You [Throne Of Blood] Urulu – Reason With Me [Exploited] Cale Parks – N1 (Paradis Contours Mix) [HAKT]
XXYYXX has just uploaded a new tune to SoundCloud.
The Florida producer has unveiled ‘Pay Attention’ ahead of his new, forthcoming album. It touches on LA beat music, UK post-dubstep and Boards Of Canada-style electronica, which means it’s lush all round.
Having just conquered the continent while on a EU tour, looks like XXYYXX is gearing up to release new music. Keep an eye out!
• Sensation announces dates for its first U.S. tour, The Ocean Of White • Gesaffelstein releases teaser video for “Pursuit” • “Why not present it myself?”: Midland opens up about his new label, Graded
Sensation announces dates for its first U.S. tour, The Ocean Of White
Last year, Dutch powerhouse ID&T brought the long-running Sensation to the U.S. for the first time. With over 70 Sensation events orchestrated since the extravaganza launched in Amsterdam 13 years ago, ID&T sold out two nights at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in October 2012. For 2013, ID&T is upsizing: Sensation is heading out on tour, bound for Miami, San Francisco, New York and Las Vegas from September into October. The dates have just been announced.
In conjunction with Goldenvoice, the inaugural Sensation U.S. tour will make these stops: September 14 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California; October 4 & 5 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada; October 11 & 12 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida and October 25 & 26 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Ticket sales start Friday 14 June at 10am local time.
The theme for the U.S. tour is The Ocean Of White. The concept premiered in Amsterdam and then set out on a world tour. It was recently staged at the sold-out Rogers Centre in Toronto for 30,000 people at the first Sensation Canada. As ever, an all-white dress code will be accompanied by “carefully selected DJs who play the music of today and tomorrow”, theatrical shows and elaborate theming and production. “I think the best comparison is Cirque du Soleil vs. a really good EDM party,” headliner Fedde Le Grand said of last year’s inaugural event. “As you can see, everything is next-level.” While there’s no word as yet on line-ups, you can expect tickets to sell swiftly.
Sensation The Ocean Of White USA Tour dates:
September 14 – Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA – general on sale June 14, 10am PDT October 4 & 5 – MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV – general on sale June 14, 10am PDT October 11 & 12 – American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL – general on sale June 14, 10am EDT October 25 & 26 – Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY – general on sale June 14, 10am EDT
One of the Bromance bros, Gesaffelstein has just released a teaser on YouTube for his new track ‘Pursuit’, which will be released June 17.
The 30-second preview features the man himself staring into a floating mirror that offers up no reflection. He also clenches a fist that looks an awful lot like he’s been raiding the Daft Punk wardrobe.
Either way it’s dark, brooding and everything we’ve come to expect from the high-flying Frenchman.
The label will launch on July 15 with a pair of Midland’s own productions, ‘Archive 01′ and ‘Realtime’. Speaking to FACT, Midland explains that he’d been thinking about starting Graded “a lot over the past year, but was always put off by the thought of people seeing it as another ‘producer starts a label’ project.” After finishing his last single for Aus ['Trace' / 'FYCUO'], he was “thinking about where to go next and just thought that instead of heading to another label, and kind of spreading myself more thinly – association wise – why not present it myself? The thought of having complete control over the process, from music, to mastering, to artwork and the actual aesthetics was very appealing and as its taken shape it’s been really rewarding.”
“For now, [Graded] is only really going to be an outlet for my music and collaborations”, Midland continues [in the past, he's released collaborative singles with Ramadanman, Breach and Pariah]. It’s not to say that the right music might not come along from someone else, and I am definitely open to releasing music by other people, it’s just I have quite a lot of ideas and music that I have been sitting on that for some time that suddenly seem possible now there isn’t another label’s framework to fit in to.”
Although it was picked on the fly, the label’s name, Graded, “conjours – for me at least – a certain fuzz and warmth. On a more subconscious level it’s also a backhanded comment on how we digest music these days, and how everything is scrutinised and analysed from the minute it enters the public realm.”
As with Midland’s last five releases, Graded 001 was mastered through tape. “I think it was something I saw in the mastering house,” he recalls, “when I was mastering a much older tune of mine and asked if we could use it. It doesn’t change the sound of it drastically as it is a very high quality machine but it does add a certain something to it. I guess I always strive to try and make my music sound as un-digital as possible, I use tapes quite a lot in the studio, especially to record patches I have made on soft synths through, it has the nice effect of taking the sharper digital edges off the sound.”
Also in the pipeline for Midland right now is a project with singer Robbie Redway. “I can’t divulge too many details right now”, Midland explains, “but it will be a fully live project, we are currently are sitting on about 10+ tunes and counting, but just want to make sure it is exactly right before presenting it to the world.”
You can stream audio of Graded 001 below. Next weekend, Midland will be playing at FOUND’s all-day London festival with Maya Jane Coles, Todd Terry and many more – for more information and tickets, click here.
• Hot Chip goes “Dark & Stormy” • Lightning in a Bottle Presents Lucent Temple of Consciousness Speakers and Workshops • ‘More Than a Show’ Doc Chronicles Check Yo Ponytail Concert Series • Stream Leon Vynehall‘s New 12″ for Aus
Hot Chip goes “Dark & Stormy”
Hot Chip have put a new tune on YouTube, their first new material since last year’s album ‘In Our Heads’.
The single, ‘Dark & Stormy’, will be released on July 22 and sees the band in rockin’, punk-funk form.
In an interesting twist, the’ve signed up cult experimental figure Charles Hayward on drums for the track. Check it below.
Lightning in a Bottle Presents Lucent Temple of Consciousness Speakers and Workshops
Southern California’s inspiring art and music festival Lightning in a Bottle announces the Lucent Temple of Consciousness lineup featuring renowned speakers, yogis, and interactive workshops on movement, organic living, and sustainability. These inspirational workshops will enlighten the heart and nourish the soul, while expanding and strengthening the community’s knowledge of living in harmony and gratitude.
David Wilcock Bestselling author of The Source Field Investigations speaks on ancient civilizations, consciousness science, and his upcoming Hollywood film CONVERGENCE that unveils scientific proof that all life on Earth is united in a field of consciousness, which affects our minds in fascinating ways.
Australian author, researcher, and scientist Michael Tellinger explores the origins of humankind making groundbreaking discoveries about the vanished civilizations of southern Africa.
John and Ocean Robbins are co-founders and co-hosts of the Food Revolution Network dedicated to healthy, sustainable, humane and delicious food. John Robbins is the bestselling author of Diet for a New America and The Food Revolution as well as founder of EarthSave and award winner for his leadership and humanitarian service. Son of John Robbins, Ocean Robbins is an adjunct professor in Chapman University’s Peace Studies Department, co-author of Voices of the Food Revolution, and founder and director of Youth for Environmental Sanity.
Author, philosopher and activist Daniel Pinchbeck is the editorial director of online magazine Reality Sandwich and online community Evolver and author of Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism and 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl.
Activist and New York Times bestselling author John Perkins explores global economics, international corruption, and sustainability. His books include Hoodwinked, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, The Secret History of the American Empire, and other books on indigenous cultures and transformation, including Shapeshifting, The World Is As You Dream It, Psychonavigation, Spirit of the Shuar, and The Stress-Free Habit.
Jamie Janover will share physicist Nassim Haramein’s grand unification theory and his lifelong journey into the geometry of spacetime and the fundamental structure of the universe and our existence in it.
One of the most highly recognized visionary artists to emerge in the 21st century and creator of the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, Alex Grey will focus on spirituality within art and how it reveals humanity. He is a member of the Integral Institute, a board member of advisors for the Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics, and the Chair of Wisdom University’s Sacred Art Department.
BASHAR is a communicator of extraterrestrial origin who has spoken through Darryl Anka about how the universe works and how each person creates the reality they experience.
Dream Rockwell, co-founder of Lightning in a Bottle and director of Lucent Dossier Experience will share her wisdom learned along the bumpy yet fulfilling road as a pioneer and leader. She is the founder of Cuddle the World Foundation for institutionalized children worldwide
Additional speakers include Richard Grossman, David Palmer, Colette Stefan, Jake Ducey, Ariel Ford & Brian Hilliard, and more.
There will be additional speakers on various topics.
“Financial Liberation: Sovereignty in the New Economy” with Alexis Neely
“Maps and Keys of our Currency” with Zachary Corzine
“7 Stages of Sustainability: Social Permaculture in Action” with Melanie St. James
“Holistic Dentistry” with Dr. Lori
“GMO’s – Genetic Roulette” with Jeffrey Smith
“Rain Forest Action Network” with Amanda Starbuck
Yoga classes will invigorate the human body and nourish the spirit.
Los Angeles-based Micheline Berry is the founder of Liquid Asana vinyasa yoga, founder of Zen Dancing® and creative director and co-founder of Red Musette and Shaman’s Dream.
Founder and owner of Power Yoga Bryan Kest aims to create the highest level of energy, vitality and freedom and fully integrate body, mind, and spirit through this invigorating flow.
Known for her charisma and candor, Ashley Turner elegantly weaves profound yoga philosophy and practical life-changing tips into a vigorous vinyasa flow.
Additional yogis include Mark Whitwell, Steve Gold, Cheri Rae, Tamal Dodge, Daniel Stewart, Kia Miller, Michelle Nayeli Bouvier, Shawn Bisi, Kishan Shah, Patti Quintero, Gigi Snyder, Cristy Christensen, Rachelle Tratt, Gianna DeFlice, Nicole Doherty and Marques Wyatt,and Kiyomi Takahashi.
The Lucent Temple of Consciousness presents additional workshops on Meditation & Sound Healing, Thriving,
Conscious Food & Tea, Sustainability & Permaculture, Ancient Art, Science & New Technologies, Movement,
Creative Sports and Circus Arts, Love and Sexuality, and more wellness and spiritual topics on multiple stages.
Movement Workshops: “YogaSlackers”, “Sunrise Zumba to Zeppelin”, “Sacred Dance of Sexuality”, “Belly Dance”, and “Hooping – Magic in the Mandala”
One-on-One experiences in the Lucent Temple Interactive Stations: “Body Painting”, “Sketch Cabaret”, “Bamboo Building & Knotty Knot Tying”, “Glass Blowing”, “Healing Sound Orchestra”, “Metal Weaving”, “Tea Ceremonies”, “Quill Pen Writing Station”, “Create a Temple”, and “Temple of Awakened Vision”
Some noteworthy workshop titles include:
“Sanskrit – Sound & Calligraphy”, “Essential Oil Wizardry”, “Social Permaculture – Redesigning Civilization”, “Lightning in a Blender”, “Partner Massage”, “Sacred Sexuality”, “Kundalini & Ascension”, “Shift Your Shit “Around Money”, “Conscious Design of Permaculture”
There will be special, hand-picked workshops for families and children, such as “Animal Magik – Playshop with Animal
Spirit Guides”, “Natural Leaders Playshop”, “Family Time Yoga”, “Juggle This Kids!”, and “Family Permaculture”.
‘More Than a Show’ Doc Chronicles Check Yo Ponytail Concert Series
It took just a couple years for the original Check Yo Ponytail concert series to fizzle out in 2008, but in that same amount of time, its rebirth — Check Yo Ponytail 2 — has madeFranki Chan one of Los Angeles’ top independent event promoters.
Since late-2010, the Tuesday-night concert series has hosted some of the world’s top-name talents in the relatively intimate 700-person Echoplex, includingSkrillex, Justice, Diplo, Blonde Redhead, Trash Talk, Grimes, Andrew W.K., The Drums, Crystal Castles and, most notably, a recent secret show by The Rolling Stones.
Nestled into the heart of L.A.’s hipsterdom under a bridge in Echo Park, Check Yo Ponytail 2 has grown to become the go-to show for music’s best and freshest to cannonball into the Los Angeles market. From live visuals to live recording for later premiere on Pitchfork, CYP2′s top-notch production extends far beyond the average weeknight concert.
To celebrate CYP2′s first two years, Chan and the team at his IHEARTCOMIX record label and media group have produced the fittingly titled seven-minute mini-documentary, More Than a Show. In it, he and his collaborators look back at the restart of their winning formula, blending aesthetics of the DJ and indie scenes with a finger on the pulse of new, exciting music.
Chan says on More Than A Show they were “in a state of disbelief ourselves with how much had been accomplished.” But he also felt CYP2 could be better understood and saw this as an appropriate method of explaining it. “We treat these shows and the experience in the same way any other artist would treat their art form,” he adds.
Separately, Chan reveals they have been working on a feature length documentary as well, called Get Amongst It: The Story of the First Check Yo Ponytail Tour. As the title suggeststhe film will chronicle the brand’s first national tour with Spank Rock, Big Freedia, Pictureplane and the The Death Set, “which, for the most part, was a total disaster,” he says. “Luckily we filmed the entire tour and, in the end, it turned into a success. Kind of. But the road to get there was extremely rocky.”
A Kickstarter campaign to finish and release that film should launch in a couple weeks. “But first we really want to educate and excite people on what Check Yo Ponytail is before selling movie to them,” says Chan. “And that is what you have in More Than a Show.”
Watch a trailer for More Than a Show in the video above.
Brighton DJ/producer Leon Vynehall has had a busy 2013 so far, releasing a 12″ via Well Rounded Housing Project, a collaborative EP with Christian Piers as Laszlo Dancehall, and also contributing to the XLR8R podcast series. Next, the bass-minded patron of deep house will drop a new 12″ via Will Saul’s Aus label on June 10, but has opted to stream both tracks ahead of its release. On the a-side, “Brother” is a shuffling, garage-influenced slice of classic house, with the sharp piano stabs that are quickly becoming a trademark of Leon Vynehall’s distinctive style. “Sister,” on the other hand, takes things in a deeper direction, with a rolling bassline and a sighing, soulful vocal sample. Both tracks can be heard via the player below.
• Rusko signs with Skrillex • Simian Mobile Disco and Bicep release “Sacrifice” video • Moodyman releases mini-album, ABCD • Todd Edwards, Modeselektor, and More to Feature on Sound Pellegrino Compilation
Rusko signs with Skrillex
Over his career so far, UK bass fiend Rusko has embraced the ‘work hard, play hard’ philosophy. Following his Songs album in 2012 and the collaborative EP with Cypress Hill, the producer is now prepping a new suite of songs for release on 2 July. The Lift Me Up EP is coming on Skrillex’s OWSLA label, and the first offering is Takeoff, an all-out drum & bass effort complete with Jay-Zsnippets.
“I grew up listening to drum-and-bass and jungle music,” Rusko told Rolling Stone. “I felt it was time to reflect this by making some of my very own. This really is the definition of music from the heart.” Other OWSLA stars include Alvin Risk, KOAN Sound, Kill The Noise and Seven Lions.
Meanwhile, Rusko’s Facebook page continues to mostly document his love of marijuana. The last few days in particular have offered a succession of weed-related posts, with fans either cheering him on or chastising his undying love. One of the most common comments this past week: “Deadmau5dislikes this”. As many ITMers will recall, the ‘mau5 once objected to Rusko smoking a spliff backstage at a festival in 2010. Some grammatically-suspect Twitter rants were exchanged, and the two stars haven’t been that friendly since.
“People have tried to reconcile us,” Rusko told DJ Mag in 2012. “I’m like, ‘Don’t bring that c**t near me.’ It’s still very much on. We haven’t really been in the same room since it happened, until we are put in the same room by accident or whatever, who knows? He might be chilled out; it’s still on for me. Once I hate someone, I hate ‘em forever.”
Rusko also went in-depth with DJ Mag on the epic drug binge that accompanied the making ofSongs. “I made Opium entirely on Promethazine codeine syrup, which basically looks like opium in a bottle,” he cheerily detailed to the interviewer. “I managed to score a bottle of the real lean 100-percent codeine syrup. The album was very inspired by the drugs I was taking while I was making it.
“One day I took Rohypnol, the date-rape drug. I date-raped myself, and made a track, Dirty Sexy Money. I’m at this stage now, I’m drinking a bottle of vodka a night, enjoying drugs for what they are, and not being shy about it. This album wouldn’t sound as good as it does if I wasn’t taking a fuck-load of drugs.”
Moodymann has released a new record called ABCD on his own label, KDJ.
Much like Det.riot ’67 and Anotha Black Sunday, ABCD falls somewhere between an album and an EP, with a total of seven tracks on one 12-inch. It follows Picture This, which came out last April as a free download. Like most of his recent releases, this one is available on vinyl only. The album was released this week without fanfare, appearing in shops without any official announcement.
Tracklist 01. Watcha Say 02. No Time 2 Stop 03. Warnin 04. 9 Nites To Nowhere 05. Watchn U 06. Run 07. Go 2 Make It
Todd Edwards, Modeselektor, and More to Feature on Sound Pellegrino Compilation
After four years of conducting business, Parisian label Sound Pellegrino is set to drop its first full-length release in the form of a compilation of exclusive tracks from the label’s impressive roster of regulars and sometime collaborators from the worlds of house and bass music. Featuring contributions from such venerable names as Todd Edwards(pictured above), Surkin, Modeselektor, and Matthias Zimmermann, the 13-track SND.PE Vol. 1 will be released on June 17. What’s more, the Sound Pellegrino crew is set to appear on BBC Radio 1′s Diplo and Friends show on June 15 and on LuckyMe’s Rinse FMshow on June 20. But before all of that, the tracklist and artwork for SND.PE Vol. 1 can be found below.
01. Ben Butler & Mousepad – Still Moving 02. Matthias Zimmermann & SCNTST – Rick 03. Orgasmic – Diamond Falls 04. The Phantom – Cruising 05. Jean Nipon & Koyote – R.M.S. (to Steve) 06. 123Mrk – Can’t Believe 07. Nicolas Malinowsky – Skateboarder 08. K-Lagane – Bump 09. TWR72 – Heat 10. Surkin & Todd Edwards – I Want You Back (Canblaster rework) 11. Modeselektor & Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team – Negativity 12. Djedjotronic & Maelstrom – Buran 13. Eero Johannes – Real Virtuality
One of LA’s most promising dance music groups, gLAdiator, has brought us a stunning guest mix oozing with peak-time selections for the all-embracing trap-inclined listener. Recently, the duo has been enjoying some time on the road showcasing their mastery behind the decks, while releasing tracks like their latest remix of M.I.A.’s “Boyz,” which was featured on Jay-Z’s Life + Times blog. Catch gLAdiator live this Summer (tour dates on Facebook), and keep your eyes peeled for a new collaboration with Brazzabelle on a remix of TLC’s anthem, “No Scrubs,” to be released next Wednesday. In the meantime, be sure to have a listen to this guest mix and download it for safe keeping.
TRACKLIST AFTER THE JUMP
Tracklist: TWRK – Living Room Brillz – Rvtchet Bitch DJ Snake & Alesia – Bird Machine Pickster One & Riot Earp – Ratchet Gas Aluna George – Attracting Flies (Baauer Remix) Bro Safari & UFO! – Bird Brain Valentino Khan – Cigarettes Plastik Funk & Tujamo – Who What So Not – High You Are Kid Kaio – Broadway NAPT – Tom Toms Adele – Rolling in the Deep (Benny Royal Re-Fix) Neoteric & Wax Motif – Go Deep (Astronomar Remix) Mr Carmack – Drop (Get Silenced) Hucci & GameFace – The Leaves are Brown Bro Safari & UFO! – Burn the Block Missy Elliot – Work It (R4 Remix) Morrison – Told Ya (VIP Mix) gLAdiator – Gamecube Nintendo VIP CRNKN & Must Die – Tokyo Police Hermitude – Hyper Paradise (Flume Remix) Pyramid Juke & Ookay – Yen UZ – Trap Shit 12 What So Not – The Quack Branchez – Back Room Keys N Krates – Treat Me Right NERO – Won’t You Be There (Baauer Remix) Mr Carmack – Muney (Gimme That) (LOUDPVCK Edit) EPROM – Regis Chillbin (Machinedrum Remix) Swizzymack – Drip Gent & Jawns – Coco Hudson Mohawke – Cbat (Slick Shoota Edit) gLAdiator & LOUDPVCK – Scaley DJ Fresh & Diplo – Earthquake ft. Dominique Young Unique Blue Scholars – Slick Watts (gLAdiator Remix) Bro Safari – The Drop Vindata – Keep On
• Boards of Canadato Transmit ‘Tomorrow’s Harvest’ Monday • 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival announced • Symbols Recordings releases preview for Paces‘ The Pact EP • Beats made with the brain: Introducing “Mindtunes”
Boards of Canada to Transmit ‘Tomorrow’s Harvest’ Monday
A week before the release of Board of Canada‘s long-awaited new LP—its first since 2005′sThe Campfire Headphase—the Warp mainstay will host a one-time live transmission previewing the forthcoming Tomorrow’s Harvest LP. So far Boards of Canada have only previewed the single, “Reach for the Dead,” and a few cryptic clips showcasing bits of the album, which may make the June 3 broadcast the only opportunity to hear the legendary outfit’s new record in full before it sees a release on June 10. The complete listing of broadcast times for each time zone can be found on the flier below, and more details can be found here.
Symbols Recordings releases preview for Paces’ ThePact EP
We are happy to introduce Paces, an Australian artist, with his debut EP. The Pact features 3 originals and a remix from Melbourne newcomer W1SP. The title track, a ballad for the future-bass generation, features the heartfelt and mesmerising vocal prowess of uber-talented songstress Chela. If The Pact pulls at the heart-strings, then Love You Hate This, with it’s moody synths and stormy basslines, tears them right out. Last but by no means least is Ignite which, like its name professes, lights the fire within and spurs you into action, and is without question destined for dancefloor success.
Paces – The Pact (SMBL020) Release Date: June 11, 2013
01. The Pact ft. Chela 02. Ignite 03. Love You Hate This 04. The Pact. ft Chela (W1SP Remix)
Beats made with the brain: Introducing “Mindtunes”
In April we thought we’d prank you all with an April Fools joke which said that the world’s first telepathic CD-J was about to hit the market.
Turns out that the April Fools joke may not be too far off the mark as Smirnoff and DJ Fresh are launching the new ‘Mindtunes’ project.
Technology expert PH D. Julien Castet uses an ElectroEncephaloGraphy device (EEG) to measure the electrical activity of the brain, meaning that people without the use of their limbs can create a track using only their mind.
Three physically disabled music fans Andy, Mark and Jo created a music track controlling musical software with nothing but their mind.
The track that they created ‘Mindtunes’ is available to download from the iTunes store now with 55p of every track going to Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People.
It’s some pretty concept stuff but you can check out the video below to see how it all works.
• Boys Noize plans to ‘Go Hard’ • Skream hits back: “I never said dubstep is dead” • TEED steps up to mix Crosstown Rebels ‘Get Lost VI’ • James Murphy designing actual soundsystem; listen to his DJ set from DFA’s anniversary party
Boys Noize plans to ‘Go Hard’
Boys Noize has announced new EP ‘Go Hard’.
It will contain a handful of tracks and be released in June.
Of the record, Boys Noize, aka Alex Ridha, said: “I made one acid/hardcore/rave/break track, one very analogue techno track with no melody and no bassline, just really intense Robot voices, one 909 Acid/Disco-House track for the summer vibes, one Acid (t)rap track that goes hard (yes no one has brought the acid sound into rap/hip hop yet), plus another sick rave beat.”
Sounds like a veritable bag of tricks.
The announcement comes ahead of a full Boys Noize world tour. Full dates and details of the EP here.
Overnight , UK tabloid The Daily Star printed an interview with dubstep’s leading man Skream. The interview came off the back of the Red Bull Music Academy’s No Sleep Till Croydon gig, which saw Skream share the decks with regular offsiders Mala, DJ Hatcha and Plastician in a nod to his South London roots. “It’s the last dubstep show I’ll play until further notice,” Skream reportedly told theDaily Star. “Dubstep is just a name now. It doesn’t have a meaning anymore and the movement is over. It’s like the end of a relationship, but it’s ended on a high.”
Of course, it’s far from the first time Oliver Jones has signalled his intent to move away from his bass roots and towards house-ier territory. “House, techno, disco…this is the music that I’m pushing and loving now,” Skream wrote in a press release to accompany his All Gone compilation earlier this year. “Things needed to evolve and I couldn’t be happier.” Still, the move away from dubstep seemed to come as news to many. It didn’t take long for a number of blogs to pick up the Daily Star’s story, and the headline was near universal: Skream thinks dubstep is dead. Jones, though, wasn’t going to let that version of the story fly. “Just to clarify, I never said dubstep is dead….Pretty pissed off that I’ve been quoted saying that,” he tweeted. “People who actually believe that I said dubstep is dead should know better. There’s a lot missing from the quotes that have been printed.”
So what did he say? If the rest of that Daily Star interview is to be believed, Magnetic Man’s second album is, sure enough, on its way. “Our last album was a classic, so the second one is never going to live up to it,” he said. “This one is a whole new concept.” So maybe Skream isn’t completely done with dubstep yet, after all. (via inthemix)
TEED steps up to mix Crosstown Rebels ‘Get Lost VI’
Crosstown Rebels’ mix series Get Lost kicked off back in 2006 with label head Damian Lazarus at the helm. Since then, the imprint has brought guns like Jamie Jones, Dinky and Acid Pauli on board for mixing duties. Now, it’s Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs’ turn. Oxford-born Orlando Higginbottom – who claimed the #2 spot on inthemix’s list of the Top 30 Albums of 2012 with debutTrouble – has been announced as the man behind Get Lost VI.
Set for release on July 8, TEED’s double-disc contribution to the series spans Gold Panda, LFO,Tiga, Jamie Jones and Trus’me – the official line is that it’s “full of rarities and cutting edge house and techno”. Also included is a new track from TEED himself, an Eats Everything collaboration calledLion, The Lion. While a new Crosstown Rebels release is always accompanied by hype, this one’s particularly special: Get Lost IV marks TEED’s first ever time on CD mixing duties. “I couldn’t think of a better home for my first DJ comp mix or whatever they’re called,” Higginbottom put it. “Get Lost is a brilliant series with an intriguing past (and future). I’m very grateful to Damian and Crosstown Rebels for the opportunity, and excited for people to hear it.” Check out the full tracklist below.
In other mix-CD news, the long-running Late Night Tales has announced that their latest edition will be manned by Scandinavian innovators Royksopp, who are picking up where the likes ofTrentemoller, MGMT and Metronomy left off – that one’s out on June 16.
Get Lost IV tracklist:
01. Flako – Honey Drips 02. Kevin Harrison – All Night Long 03. Valentina – Wolves (Roman Flugel Remix) 04. Axel Boman – Klinsmann 05. Jorge Velez – Floo 06. Christophe – Comeback (Casino Times Remix) 07. Matthias Zimmerman – Vicente 08. Dave Aju – Anyway 09. Millennium – ICU 10. Kenny Glasgow – Dance 2 Da House 11. Traumprinz – Eachstep 12. Pitto – Mono Desire 13. Gold Panda – Burnt Out Car In A Forest 14. LFO – Track 4 15. Albinos – Bakatribe 16. Asa-Chang & Junray- Hana
01. Deutsche Wertarbeit – Auf Eneglsflugein 02. Underground Resistance – Base Camp Alpha 808 03. Richard H. Kirk – I Want More 04. Visnadi – Hunt’s Up 05. Trus’me – It’s Slow 06. Breach & Dark Sky – The Click 07. Eats Everything & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Lion, The Lion 08. Tiga – Plush (Ame Remix) 09. DJ Bone – Thursday Night 10. Future Four – Into Orbit 11. Jamie Jones – Tonight In Tokyo (Breach Remix) 12. Subb-an & Tom Trago ft. Seth Troxler – Time 13. Bernard Badie – Time Reveals 14. Hayden Andre Project – Tribal Life 15. Mathew Jonson – Automaton 16. Separate Minds – Troubled World
James Murphy designing actual soundsystem; listen to his DJ set from DFA’s anniversary party
The former frontman adds to his growing post-LCD Soundsystem resume.
According to The Guardian, James Murphy is designing a soundsystem for this summer’s Manchester International Festival. It will be showcased as part of his new club night, Despacio, which he is hosting with friends David and Stephen Dewaele of Soulwax/2ManyDJs. Originally intended to be an “alternative Ibiza party,” Despacio will find the DJs spinning only vinyl, starting with about an hour of unmixed music.
Murphy designed the system with New York veteran John Klett as a response to most large soundsystems, which he describes as “tinny, sad, hyper-aggressive. They don’t sound beautiful. If you play certain dance music, great. But if you play jazz or AC/DC, they sound terrible.”
Despacio will take place at Manchester’s New Century Hall from July 18 to 20. Listeners will be able to wander around the speaker stacks, which will be arranged in a circle. “It’s a simple, floor-standing series of giant stacks, comfortably doing full, smooth sound,” explains Murphy. “It’s pretty wide-open, pretty raw.”
On Saturday, Murphy manned the decks at Red Bull Music Academy’s party celebrating the 12 year anniversary of DFA Records. Stream the set below, via RBMA Radio. DFA’s legacy was recently documented by the Academy.
• Fatboy Slim honored at IMS • Listen: Dog Blood live at Coachella 2013 • Mixmag TV presents Steve Lawler and Darius Syrossian • Sensation announces 2013 USA shows • Tomorrowland 2013: The full stage line-ups
Fatboy Slim honored at IMS
Norman Cook, aka dance legend Fatboy Slim, was yesterday honoured at the IMS Legends Dinner in Ibiza. Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, Carl Cox, Rob Da Bank and Nervo were all in attendance to praise Cook.
Iggy Pop congratulated Cook via a video message and Idris Elba, star of hit US drama The Wire, also lauded the Brighton DJ.
Cook commented, saying he was “overwhelmed” and that it was a “real honour” to “follow in the footsteps of Carl Cox and Pete Tong… Two of my favourite contemporaries in the DJ world.”
Highlights of the celebration included a unique rendition of ‘Praise You’ by Ibiza’s Ibiza Choral choir, a 20-piece group, arranged by Latin composer, Hector Ponce. (via Mixmag)
Listen: Dog Blood live at Coachella 2013
If your Friday afternoon has been going way too slowly and feels devoid of any excitement, head over to Dog Blood’s Soundcloud page. The duo of Skrillex and Boys Noize have just uploaded their set from the Coachella festival, and it’s every bit as rough, brutal and full of a generally “fuck off we’re having fun” vibe as you’d expect.
Although covering a wide range of BPMs and moving through a variety of genres from trap to old school rave, the set has a common theme of balls-out – almost absurdly aggressive – energy. Of course there are tracks from both Boys Noize and Skrillex peppered throughout, as well as a reworking of their now infamous Middle Finger to open the proceedings and some exclusive jams written specifically for the festival (whether these will see a release is not yet known, though). It’s not a set for the faint hearted, nor for those who can’t take a little bit of tongue-of-cheek gabber, booty techno and hardcore breakbeat.
Stylistically it’s easy to hear who brings what to the table, with the 90’s rave sounds like overdriven hoovers and riotous acid lines quite clearly being Boys Noize’s influence and the half-time beats and chopped-up vocals coming from Skrillex. However, it doesn’t feel like two disparate artists clashing heads and playing a game of musical tug-of-war. Instead, their respective influences come together and meet in an interesting middle ground and the two of them seem willing to compromise and follow each other’s leads where necessary. To the circle pit!
Mixmag TV presents Steve Lawler and Darius Syrossian
This summer, we’ll be bringing you music direct from Ibiza. MixmagTV will be broadcasting world class DJs from some of the best clubs on the White Isle.
We’re kicking the season off with Steve Lawler and Darius Syrossian live from the opening night of Sankeys Ibiza on Thursday May 23. (via Mixmag)
Sensation announces 2013 USA shows
Tomorrowland 2013: The full stage line-ups
Back in February, Tomorrowland sold out in the blink of an eye. Clearly, none of the lucky 180,000 ticket-buyers nor the many thousands who missed out were concerned that ID&T would deliver a flat line-up. Over the last few months, the 2013 Tomorrowland bill has been steadily revealed through the festival’s Facebook page. Now the full stage line-ups are complete and right here in one easy-to-scroll spot.
“The biggest achievements of Tomorowland are simultaneously the ridiculous level of spectacle, the incredible detail in the set-up that creates a cohesive fantasy world at every step, as well as being the ultimate salute to those who enjoy a genuine spectrum of different dance music,” our reviewer wrote in 2012. “There’s something special about the fact that Dave Clarke, David Guetta and Josh Wink can all be playing at the same time, each with a set-up that’s equally as spectacular in its own way, and that these worlds can all exist alongside each other.”
FRIDAY 26 JULY
Tiësto Sebastian Ingrosso Hardwell Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Fedde Le Grand ARTY Otto Knows NO_ID Nervo Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano MC Stretch
CARL COX AND FRIENDS
Carl Cox Loco Dice Marco Carola John Digweed Marco Bailey Uto Karem Yousef Jon Rundell MC Gunner
Steve Aoki Joachim Garraud Deorro Autoerotique Sound of Stereo Angger Dimas Dirtyphonics Felix Cartal TAI Dan Sena Botnek Dzeko & Torres Jidax South Central PeaceTreaty Dj Pierre Datsik Army of The Universe
MARKUS SCHULZ ARENA
Markus Schulz + more
Hermanez Jamie Jones Art Department Craig Richards Infinity Ink Richy Ahmed Russ Yallop Waff
Crookers Cream Dream goldFFinch Digitalism (dj set) Feadz & Kito Para One (live) Miss Kittin (live) Surfing Leons Bad Dancer Folie Douce
Infected Mushroom Astrix John 00 Fleming Neelix Bizzare Contact Bitkit Firaga vs Synsun Jackie White vs Norion
Headhunterz B-Front & Ran-D Argy Psyko Punkz Frontliner Adrenalize Omegatypez Audiofreq Outlander Mark with a K Davoodi & Bestien MC Villain
SATURDAY 27 JULY
Avicii Armin van Buuren Axwell Knife Party Chuckie Sander van Doorn Zedd Thomas Gold Audien Maxim Lany MC Stretch
Laidback Luke Martin Solveig Benny Benassi Tommy Trash Congorock Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano Superman, Spiderman & Batman La Fuente Sandro Silva Moska
Pete Tong Eric Prydz Yves V Nicky Romero AN21 & Max Vangeli Jacob Van Hage vs Loopers Michael Calfan Felguk D-wayne Gregori Klosman Sultan & Ned Shepard Nause MC Mitch Crown
Sven Väth Joachim Massimo Girardi Smos Ricardo Villalobos Joris Voorn Julien Bracht (live) DJ W!LD
DERRICK CARTER PRES. FAMILY & FRIENDS
Derrick Carter vs Mark Farina vs Sneak Masters At Work Riva Starr Kerri Chandler Flapjackers Sven Van Hees
Ferry Corsten Aly & Fila Cosmic Gate Orjan Nilsen John O’Callaghan Sied van Riel W&W Solarstone Shogun MC Gunner
Bonzai All Stars Yves De Ruyter Push (live) Ghost Nico Parisi Ramirez (live) Hardfloor (live) Frank De Wulf Franky Jones Franky Kloeck Bountyhunter Phi-Phi
Len Faki Adam Beyer Technasia Oscar Mulero Ben Sims Joseph Capriati Kr!z Spacid
Coone Wildstylez Brennan Heart Hard Driver Atmozfears Alpha² Da Tweekaz Toneshifterz Gunz for Hire Code Black Kutski MC Villain
Solomun Satoshi Tomiie Guti (live) tINI dOP (live) don Santos Don Cabron Caspar Bollen & Fichtner
DJ Hype & MC Daddy Earl Delta Heavy S.P.Y Fred V & Grafix Brookes Brothers The Prototypes Ulterior Motive One87 & Hookerz ft. Mc Mush Tito & Echo Virus b2b James Marvel Foxy Lady & Mc Elvee Cedex & Higher Underground Speedwagon & Stykz b2b Alert Dub-Timus Soundsystem +Battery- b2b Meddik & Toxidelic ft. Mc Mota SP:MC MC Master X MC LowQui DMC
SUNDAY 28 JULY
David Guetta vs Afrojack vs Nicky Romero Steve Angello Steve Aoki Alesso Joachim Garraud Yves V Deniz Koyu Porter Robinson Djaxx & Neurotique MC Stretch
DAVE CLARKE PRESENTS…
Dave Clarke Green Velvet Jeff Mills Ben Klock Heidi Deg MC Gunner
Josh Wink b2b Davide Squillace Marcel Dettmann Tale of Us M A N I K (live) Alix Alvarez Zoet & Hartelijk Pheak
Andy Moor b2b Lange Max Graham vs Protoculture Indecent Noise Arctic Moon Bryan Kearney Tenishia Paul van Dyk Allure Fast Distance
Rush Miss Djax J.Fernandes Huma Noyd Mauro Picotto Joey Beltram
Gregor Salto Roma Tom Leclercq & Dave Lambert Mr Grammy & DJ Licious Dyro Dannic Stereoclash Philip & Joeri Phill Da Cunha & Alec Disco Dasco 2Dirty Audio Boulevard
Benga Dismantle N-Type b2b Walsh Distance Icicle b2b Youngsta Nicon NGA Sound AFTER 12 Subreachers Undertone Electrified SP:MC MC LX One
Noisecontrollers Zatox Wasted Penguinz Bass Modulators The Prophet Endymion vs Evil Activities Max Enforcer Luna ACTI MC Villain
Rebekah Psytox Miss Sunshine Mary Velo Esther Duijn Tom Dazing Antony Nardella Umlaut
I LOVE THE ‘90S: THE PARTY
Johan Gielen Marshal Masters Charly Lownoise and Mental Theo Cor Fijneman Kai Tracid DaHool DJ Ward DJ Jean MC Boogshe