Here is another huge date to add to your Croatia summer calendar. Sonus festivalon Pag island boasts an underground lineup like no other. Sure the ‘house revival’ has the face of the posterboy’s in Disclosure but the deep guys are really making leaps and bounds. The Sonus lineup is a full stock of the new age of techno. Act’s like Loco Dice, Seth Troxler, and Magda have become major names over the past few years as leaders of the groove.
Located on the pristine beaches of the Mediterranean, Croatia festivals have become quite the rave in past years. As a destination for clubbers worldwide, the beaches, boat parties, and cheap prices offer a hot spot for the demographic. As Sonus offers a secluded dance paradise, this is truly the next level of electronic party. Once you take a look at the packages for this party you will have to book. Check out the options and make sure not to miss this Summer ender.
Here’s the latest single from Pusha T’s debut My Name Is My Name, courtesy Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex, “Who I Am,” an ode to being yourself if yourself is as awesome as Pusha T. He gets some help from some G.O.O.D. Music mates, Big Sean and 2 Chainz, and production assistance from Million $ Mano and Kanye West. There are a few tags on this radio rip, but check it out regardless – it’s definitely less radio-friendly than “Mercy,” but that swarming beat and catchy chorus are pretty great. My Name Is My Name is out July 16.
If you won’t be personally making it to Tennessee to America’s greatest music festival… don’t sweat it! The good folks at Bonnaroo will be streaming some choice sets via Ustream all weekend long. They’re hooking you up with live sets from Paul McCartney, Wu Tang Clan, The National, Grizzly Bear, Kendrick Lamar, Wilco, The xx, Beach House, Japandroids, Mumford and Sons, Tame Impala and many, many more.
Check out the full schedule below. All times are EST, and notice that the festival will be streamed across two different channels.
Friday, June 14th: 04:00pm – Local Natives (channel 1) 04:00 – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (channel 2) 05:00 – Of Monsters and Men (1) 05:00 – Calexico (2) 05:30 – Grizzly Bear (2) 06:30 – Wilco (1) 06:45 – Glen Hansard (2) 07:30 – Wu-Tang Clan (2) 08:00 – Passion Pit (1) 09:00 – Paul McCartney (first hour) (1) 09:00 – Foals (2) 10:00 – Jim James (1) 10:30 – The Vaccines (2) 11:30 – The xx (2) 12:00am – Superjam with RZA, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Schoolboy Q, Earl Sweatshirt, Solange, and Chad Hugo featuring Lettuce plus special guests (1)
Saturday, June 15th: 03:45pm – Lord Huron (1) 04:00 – Portugal. the Man (2) 04:45 – Nas (1) 05:15 – Dirty Projectors (2) 06:15 – Four Tet (1) 06:30 – Solange (2) 07:00 – Beach House (2) 07:15 – Matt & Kim (1) 08:15 – The Lumineers (1) 08:30 – Gov’t Mule (2) 09:30 – Mumford and Sons (1) 10:00 – A-Trak (2) 11:30 – Japandroids (2) 12:30am – ALO (2)
Sunday, June 16th: 02:30pm – Delta Rae (1) 02:45 – Father John Misty (2) 03:30 – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (1) 03:45 – Big K.R.I.T. (2) 04:30 – Kendrick Lamar (1) 05:00 – Swans (2) 05:30 – Allen Stone (1) 06:30 – The National (1) 06:30 – Tame Impala (2) 07:45 – ASAP Rocky (2) 09:00 – Divine Fits (2) 09:30 – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (1)
Verve Records has been doing its Verve Remixed series for a while, but their next release is probably one of the best remix album ideas we’ve ever heard. For Verve Remixed: The First Ladies, a diverse handful of DJs and producers from Bassnectar to Flume have re-upped jazz and R&B classics by women. Here’s our first sample, Toro Y Moi’s reinterpretation of Billie Holiday’s “My Man.” It’s probably one of the last musical pairings you’d ever suspect, but it’s fantastic – Toro lays on some of his signature chilly, after-dark vibe to great effect. Check it out – the rest of the record’s out July 16.
• Andrés & Ejeca remix Romanthony’s “Ministry of Love” • Bondax announce North America Tour • Watch a Short documentary about the beat scene in Los Angles • Las Vegas loves Techno at EDC afterparties
Andrés, Ejeca, and More Remix Romanthony’s “Ministry of Love” on New 12′s
It’s safe to say that nearly every fan of dance music has a memory associated with the voice and music of Romanthony (pictured above), whose talents were notably enlisted onDaft Punk‘s colossal hit “One More Time.” Prior to his work with the famed French duo, however, Romanthony (a.k.a. Anthony Moore) had already achieved wide recognition with a string of successful solo releases in the early- and mid-’90s. Before his tragic passing last month, Romanthony had finalized plans to issue a series of remixes for his 1995 classic“Ministry of Love,” and now, those tracks are set for release next week. Including productions from the likes of Detroit veteran Andrés, UK up-and-comer Ejeca, Berlin’sAndre Crom, and Glasgow Underground boss Kevin McKay, Ministry of Love 2013 will be available as two three-track 12″s on June 17 via Glasgow Underground. Before then, the artwork and tracklist for each record can be found below.
A1 Romanthony “Ministry of Love” (Andre Crom Remix) B1 Romanthony “Ministry of Love” (Ejeca Remix) B2 Romanthony “Ministry of Love” (Kevin McKay’s ’90s Re-Edit)
A1 Romanthony “Ministry of Love” (Andrés Extended Remix) A2 Romanthony “Ministry of Love” (Mirrors & Kevin McKay Remix) B1 Romanthony “Ministry of Love” (Kevin McKay Remix)
Bondax are set to return to North America next month following an announcement of a summer tour.
The 18-year-old Lancashire duo, who first travelled over the Atlantic last December, begin their chain of shows in Ontario, Canada on July 10.
Otherwise known as Adam Kaye and George Townsend, the sun-kissed house producers will also stop off in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles throughout the nine date stint before the penultimate gig in Chicago.
See the full list of shows below and watch them in action in our Lab below.
July 10 – Ottawa, Canada July 11 – Toronto, Canada July 12 – Mariaville, NY July 13 – New York, NY Aug 1 – Phoenix, AZ Aug 2 – San Francisco, CA Aug 3 – Los Angeles, CA TBC – TBC Aug 31 – Chicago, IL
Watch a short documentary about the Los Angeles beat scene, Featuring Daedelus and Co.fee
Swot up on the land of Brainfeeder and Low End Theory in a 10-minute documentary.
The Not A Beat, Not A Scene mini-doc includes contributions from an assortment of better (and lesser) known artists operating at the heart of L.A.’s beat scene. The star is dapper elder statesman Daedelus, who natters intelligently about the scene’s tentative first steps. Co. Fee, Free The Robots, Juj and Sir Froderick are among the other contributors. Discussions encompass the explosion of Low End Theory, L.A.’s status as the epicentre of psychedelic beats, and the “lackadaisical stoner aspect” of the city.
Las Vegas has certainly turned into a domestic hotbed for EDM over the last few years, with massive clubs and outrageous residencies popping up all over the place. Hakkasan (MGM Grand Hotel’s five level club) alone has Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki and Laidback Luke as residents.
Although the EDM scene in Sin City is flourishing, there has been a noticeable lack of underground talent…until now.
As part of Electric Daisy Carnival week in Las Vegas, LAVO and Marquee, will host an impressive ensemble of underground acts.
The party series, which is being branded by Insomniac as ‘Las Vegas <3′s Techno’, will feature five parties with quality bookings like Claude Von Stroke, Justin Martin, Cajmere, Carl Cox, John Digweed, Sasha, Dubfire and Umek all playing.
Are these bookings a sign that the underground sound has finally penetrated the glitzy Vegas crowd?
See below for all dates and information and purchase tickets for the gigs here.
June 20: Dirtybird Presents: Claude VonStroke, Cajmere, Justin Martin & J Phlip at Lavo June 21: Carl Cox at Lavo June 22: John Digweed Bedrock Party at Lavo June 23: Sasha & Dubfire at Lavo June 24: UMEK & Mark Knight at Marquee Dayclub
Torino sets to host a big lineup this Summer at the annual Kappa FuturFestival. Set in the massive Parco Dora, FureFest is a prime location to see the worlds top talent at a great price. The two day event in July features names like Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, Luciano, and many more. Starting at a mere 25 euro, this is a must see party for your European holiday.
The traditionally Footballer brand has jumped into dance music in a big way. The big setup of a single mainstage offer and sheltered location giving the feel of the underground while still resembling a festival massive. With a spot like this and a growing lineup of regulars like king Cox, we expect big things from this event in the coming years.
Don’t miss a set with a single stage two day format. Catch house music’s biggest global names this summer at Kappa Futurfestival July 13th and 14th. Grab ticketsnow before they are gone.
The world of dance has rewritten that marketing books when it comes to music promotion. With the use of the Internet producers have the opportunity to make it big almost overnight. Imprints run by Dj’s like Diplo’s Mad Decent have topped charts worldwide on a bare bones marketing budget leaving major labels in bewilderment. It’s become a full time job to keep track of the newest movers and shakers in the dance music world but we just talked to one who is really popping off.
In just over a year from his first release Toronto-based producer Damn Kids has made a big mark on the trendy world of bass music. In a genre born around what is hip, it’s no cakewalk to jump on some some of the hottest brands in dance. Turing 21 today actually the budding Dj is just getting his feet wet. His latest track Dorkk hit Beatport earlier this week on Canadian label Provoke. Upcoming this Summer he still has a monster Mark Knight remix as well as Dorkk part 2 up for giveaway.
Check out what genre bridging lad had to say about his tune, the labels he works with, and who else is really doing it in dance right now.
It is just over 1 year after your first release and you have done more than many professional Djs in their entire career; are you related to a thoroughbred or just a web wiz?
I think I’ve just approached everything in the right way, and I had a lot of help early on in my career. My music is on the fence of a lot of different sounds and I think that’s helped me get heard by a wide variety of people.
Not gonna get into this trap invasion, but since is just started like last week what were you digging before that?
I’ve always been into hip hop so when trap broke into electronic music it was easy to crossover and do that stuff. I’ve always tried to incorporate a lot of different influences into my own music, ranging from hip hop to house to punk to about anything else.
You have done a couple remixes for the duo Pleasurekraft. They are sort of on the opposite end of the dance spectrum based on your recent productions. How did you get of their radar?
I met Kaveh in Toronto about a years ago. He was DJing a Provoke event and my manager introduced us and we really got along well. He’s been like a big brother to me ever since, except I only see him about 3 times a year unfortunately!
You also caught the ear of the big Brooklyn Bass Squad. How has it been working with a trendsetting team known for really doing what they want when it comes to their music?
Getting to work with Trouble & Bass is always awesome. Their releases are always on point and getting to put my music out through them is such a crazy opportunity. I’ve looked up to everyone on their roster since I got into dance music so to be able to do stuff with them is just beyond words.
It’s your 21st Birthday coming up right? For the lay people who aren’t teen rockstars tearing up the club, what is a superstar Dj going to do to celebrate?
Yeah, I turn 21 this Friday which coincidentally is the same night as SLOWED with my homies Torro Torro and Nadastrom. So if you live in Toronto, you’ll know where I’ll be getting unorganized and losing composure.
That being said what is your rider going to look like going forward?
Everything on Steve Aoki’s rider, tea for my manager and a blimp.
Three anticipated release are in the works. What can you tell us about the 2 part Dorkk as well as your rework for US big man Mark Knight?
Dorkk PT 2 is the more chaotic than PT 1. PT 1 is very cinematic and dark, where Dorkk PT 2 is more of a “in your face” sort of track with a big bpm change up on the second drop. Doing a remix for Mark Knight was so awesome, I really wanted to do something fun and very different from the original and I really like the way it came out.
So your are well on your way to running the trap, what are you going to do to push this genre to the next level, and who in your opinion are the innovators out there?
I’ve kind of receded from full on trap in my more recent productions. I’m not “quitting” trap music, but I just don’t want to limit myself to one sound. There’s still a lot of hip hop influence, but my music is headed in a more four to the floor direction, a lot of house, techno and old DnB influence. As for innovators, people who I’ve been really psyched on this year are French Fries, GTA, Curses!, and my big bro Northend.
Keep up with Damn Kidsupcoming tracks and make sure to look out for him on the road later this year.