27 Killed in Fire at Colectiv Club in Bucharest

colectiv84jpgTwenty-seven people were killed Friday night when a fire broke out at Colectiv Club in Bucharest, Romania. Attendance at the venue was estimated to be around four hundred during last night’s free rock concert. Witnesses say that fireworks were set off inside the building during Goodbye to Gravity’s performance, subsequently alighting a pillar on fire. The concert-goers thought that the fire show was a part of the performance, however the fire quickly engulfed the interior.

Over one hundred forty people are being treated in the hospital for injuries or symptoms of smoke inhalation and burns.

Prime Minister Victor Ponta will return to Romania promptly to address the unfortunate event that took place. Legal regulations regarding safety are being examined. We hope that the attendees will have a speedy recovery.

Take Me to the Moon with taMe’s Quantum State EP

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London based duo ‘taMe’ release their new ‘Quantum State EP’ on their own imprint taMe Music next month to get listeners ready for the longer nights of the cold season with some scorching dance tracks. Read more

BPM Festival 2016 Phase 1 Lineup Is As Massive As It Gets

BPM-Jan10-Night-LifeDeath-BlueVenado-CP-2295-819x545In a show of enormous talent, BPM Festival has outdone itself with a Phase 1 lineup announcement today. Techno lovers galore, all the names going down the lineup prove to be absolute madness. Looks like it’s going to be a week of beach and beats with talent stretching the universes and back from Detroit techno to Ibiza dance to UK garage to West Coast Dirtybird to Chicago house. Everyone who’s going is definitely going to be a happy camper. Read more

Burning Man 2016 Theme: Da Vinci’s Workshop

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“Five centuries later, we will attempt to recreate this potent social alchemy by combining Burning Man art, maker culture and creative philanthropy to make Black Rock City the epicenter of a new renaissance.” – Larry Harvey and Stuart Mangrum

The Burning Man organization has announced the art theme for next year’s Burn, titled Da Vinci’s Workshop. The theme is of course inspired by the fundamental inventiveness and social ideas of artisanship of the Italian Renaissance during much of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The Renaissance can be considered the quintessential art period that is taught in pretty much every art and art history class around the world, so it is proper for Burning Man to dive into the roots of Western art’s greatest movement. Read more

Vote: Which Ibiza nightclub will go past the new closing time first?

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The nightclubs on Ibiza have always been a welcome home for dance music culture. From the pre-party meals to the club nights themselves, a night out in Ibiza turns into more than just a night out. Almost everyone who has visited the island can attest to a few early mornings on a terrace somewhere; be it Space, DC-10, or the famed Amnesia terrace. But recent news from the island states that government officials and local authorities will have a much more strict policy when enforcing their new 6:30 AM closing times for Ibiza clubs. Clearly, events have gone well past the standard closing curfew –  look no further than Marco Carola’s Music On events, or a typical night at Space. So it begs the question…

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Carl Cox has announced that Ushuaïa will take over Space Ibiza in 2017

p18qaslnqp435k0a7is6pd1js38In light of Carl Cox’s announcement that he will end his residency at Space Ibiza after next summer, he has revealed that Ushuaïa Group will be taking over the property after the owner of Space Ibiza Pepe Rosello’s contract ends in 2016.

He broke the news ahead of speaking at the Asia-Pacific Electronic Music Conference in Sydney, which will take place in December.

Carl Cox has built up a legacy over the span of fifteen years at Space, and he is stepping down in order to preserve this legacy with Pepe. He says that he has “no desire to stay in that club for any reason” when Jan, the manager of Ushuaïa, steps in. “If Pepe’s not there, I am not there. We grew up together, we’ve been all the way through this together, and we’re going to finish together. And I’m quite happy about that, because it means we leave the legacy of a club that made a difference.”

Relive The 90’s With Materia’s Final Fantasy Remixed

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Final Fantasy, one of the most beloved role-playing games of all time, is a childhood staple for 80’s and 90’s kids. Luckily, millennials will have the opportunity to experience this legendary game, which will soon be re-released for PS4. To commemorate the release, Materia Collective has just released MATERIA: Final Fantasy VII Remixed, a five-disc compilation filled with covers and remixes of Nobou Uematsu’s classic soundtrack. Featuring nearly 200 artists from around the world, the compilation showcases some incredible talent across a number of styles.

 

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“MATERIA: Final Fantasy VII Remixed is the album we have always wanted to exist,” comments album producer and Materia Collective founder Sebastian Wolff. “It is more than a cover album; it is a collection of individual musical tributes from nearly 200 artists, collaborating to create a massive five-disc tribute to one of the most beloved games and soundtracks of all time.”

 

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Final Fantasy VII features one of the greatest game soundtracks ever, and listeners will have the opportunity to hear reinterpretations of literally every track. Artists and composers featured include Will Roget II (Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris), Jeff Bell (TimeSpinner), Doug Perry, and LA’s very own Creature. Read below for more info and to hear some of the tracks.

The album is fully licensed and can be purchased on iTunes by clicking here.

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Mix of the Week: Global Vibe Radio with Russell Trent

RTThe next installment of our Global Vibe Radio series comes courtesy of Asylum Afterhours resident, Russell Trent. Asylum Afterhours in Hawaii remains one of the most esteemed parties around the globe; from their expansive and talented roster of residents, to the A-list talent such as Sasha, Nina Kraviz, and Matt Tolfrey, Asylum has everything it takes to provide an immersive experience.

This edition of Global Vibe Radio with Russell Trent shows just that. With an intriguing 8 bit and lo-fi style intro, the mix progresses into melodic grooves and dance floor hypnotism that brings serious island vibes to the mix. For the next hour, sit back and enjoy this edition of GVR with Russell Trent.

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Track of the Week: Black Sheep- “El Baila De Sopresa”

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Black Sheep, based out of Orange County California, will be releasing their latest EP El Baile De Sopresa this November 2nd on Imune Records. Their sound and image is unique, depicting a very dark and abstract catalog as you scroll through their releases. It’s refreshing to see this brand of music being bred in regions where you don’t see so much Techno action going on. Black Sheep’s release goes to prove that not only is Orange County stirring up something for our distinguished pallet’s, but that our music touches all corners of the world, whether it be in the sunny neighborhoods of Huntington Beach, or the dingy landscapes of Los Angeles.

Black Sheep consists of 3 producers all based out of Orange County California. I’ve been fortunate enough to hang out at their studio and see the way their music operates from the inside. Their style of producing is heavily based on the clean sounding, immaculate crafted dark techno sounds, all while incorporating a Latin-flare that stays true to the background of their culture growing up as kids.

Out of the two songs on this EP, El Baile De Sorpresa stands as an imminent party favorite. The song starts hard right from the beginning (not to confuse “hard” with pretentiously loud or over bearing). There’s a maintained rhythmic flow behind its heavy artillery bass pulse through chords and subtle bassy ornaments that layer the track. The track builds to a drop that is an all out hard, yet free flowing Latin techno extravaganza. This track eludes the instance of A Dia De Los Muertos celebration on Mars: dark, celebratory, and rythmic.

 

 

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Air Tokyo will Close at the Conclusion of 2015

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Sad news today as Tokyo’s Air Club is set to close at the conclusion of the year. Since its inception in 2001 in the Daikanyama District, Air has been a center for top-notch house and techno bookings from around the world for the last fourteen years. For undisclosed reasons, the club will hold its final night on December 31, 2015 to ring in the new year. No lineup has been announced as of late, but details are to be determined in the upcoming months. Read more