Poetry meets the eyes and ears of electronic music in an extraordinary collaboration between UK house producer Phil Asher and London poet musician James Massiah. A chance meeting at a performance at Dalston’s Servant’s Jazz Quarters has given birth to the three track EP titled Space & Time. Read more
SXMusic Festival is a brand new electronic music festival that will launch in the spring of 2016 from March 9 to 13 on the beautiful island of Saint Martin in the Caribbean. Rally together for an unforgettable experience on the pristine beaches and under the blue skies with a more than ideal lineup of talented artists and tropical vibes. Read more
Darin Epsilon has created his label’s first mini-album consisting of original tracks, remixes, and instrumentals. No Regrets features a variety of artists such as Tim Penner, John Graham a.k.a. Quivver, Alice Rose, and Silinder, with each artist bringing something unique to the table. No Regrets is receiving great support in the initial period, with the likes of Armin van Buuren, Betoko, Dave Seaman, D-Nox, Edu Imbernon, Hernan Cattaneo, Markus Schulz, Max Graham, Microtrauma, Nick Warren, and Robert Babicz all playing the tracks. It is no surprise that these great artists support this release as Darin Epsilon has taken this genre by a storm with his 2015 chart-toppers that were featured on Sudbeat, Perfecto, and Selador Read more
After the peak of the Ibiza season, the Music On don is showing no signs of slowing down with the announcement of his 16 week residency at Story Nightclub in Miami for 2016.
After a successful takeover in year one, Carola and Music On will return for a second year at Story, with the esteemed marathon man providing the soundtrack for many club-nights to come. Starting on December 5th with special guest Stacey Pullen, Marco Carola’s residency at Story will last 16 weeks throughout the winter season, coming to an end March 19th.
With a natural talent as a DJ and years of experience under his belt, there should be no surprise or doubt when it comes to his forthcoming residency at Story.
Jean-Michel Jarre is a world-renowned producer, performer, songwriter, and composer. He has been an enormous pioneer in electronic music production and performance, inspiring and sculpting generations to come. He learned from Pierre Schaeffer, the so-called “father of musique concrete,” and one of the most innovative composers of the 20th century. Musique concrete is a style that arose in the 50’s and involved playback of primarily non-musical recorded sounds (via tape loops and turntables). This marks the beginning of the sampling era, and the style would be intimately linked with the evolution of technology for decades to come, influencing artists such as Aphex Twin and Brian Eno.
After concluding his studies, Jarre released the album, Oxygène (1976), produced in his DIY home studio. The album was an enormous success, and ultimately went 18x platinum. In total, Jean-Michael Jarre has sold 80 million copies of his 17 albums, and holds a space in the Guinness Book of Records (largest concert attendance) for the 3.5 million people that attended his 1997 performance in Moscow. In this exclusive video, courtesy of Native Instruments, Jarre goes in-depth into the evolution of music technology, and how this evolution affects both the creative and technical side of music-making.
While the two have been playing recent shows under their Get Real alias, Claude Vonstroke and Green Velvet are officially embarking on their Get Real Tour this December.
Individually, the two artists have made impactful contributions to the dance community through their extensive releases and world tours, and their collaboration as Get Real is a further testament to the possibilities when two artists join forces.
The Get Real Tour will kick off at Exchange LA on December 26th, and includes stops in Denver, Detroit, Brooklyn, and a special New Years Eve stop in Green Velvet’s hometown of Chicago. As the Dirtybird head-honcho, Claude Vonstroke has been instrumental in launching careers of artists such as Justin Martin, Eats Everything, and Julio Bashmore (to name just a few), and Green Velvet is known as the mastermind for esteemed imprints such as Relief and Cajual, while maintaining an impressive catalog of his own releases.
Check out the official Get Real website for tickets and more information regarding the upcoming tour
Dec 26 – Exchange, Los Angeles
Dec 27 – Beta, Denver
Dec 30 – Russell Industrial Center, Detroit
Dec 31 – Reaction NYE, Chicago
Jan 2 – TBA, Brooklyn
“What I’d like for the listeners to gather from this Essential Mix is a closer look at all the musical soundscapes that inspire my own productions. As well as an intimate portrait of my roots stretching back to the early 90s when I began. Instead of playing all the newest unreleased hits, I’ve woven old and new music that I feel will grow on the listener the more they listen to it.” – Maceo Plex
Maceo Plex’s Essential Mix recently aired on BBC Radio 1, with the mix fully embracing the ethos surrounding the established BBC mix series. Maceo Plex displays an excellent sense of selection throughout the essential mix, dropping many releases from his label, Ellum, a handful of white labels, as well as synthetic techno anthems like Voiski’s Wax Fashion and Wasp Factory by Rex the Dog.
Ejeca has built an impressive discography over the years with quality releases on labels such as 20/20 Vision, Moda Black, and Bpitch Control – but this only scratches the surface for the talented UK producer. With his Avon EP on Sasha’s Last Night on Earth imprint, Ejeca takes us to the center of the madness with proper concoctions of analog goodness and sultry vibes.
Last Night on Earth generally leans towards the progressive spectrum, and while the Avon EP has friendly melodic elements, the main theme to be taken away from the EP is that of pure techno power. The title track, Octiv, is most fitting with the labels sound. A liberal use of delay is used on the percussion sitting lightly in the background as the melodic lead dominates the entire arrangement. From here it’s off to the races – grab your dancing shoes and a bottle of water, because Ejeca holds nothing back from this point on.
BAK2U is a no-nonsense, in your face techno thumper. Sweeping melodic stabs enter the picture, only to fold back into the onslaught of peak time groove. Kelly’s ’95 segways perfectly after BAK2U. Sharp percussion parallels a punchy low end with a classic UK garage feel, but Ejeca does such with a unique twist that gives the track some serious character. Rounding off the EP is Keeperlit. A bouncy and fun take on techno, it’s a well rounded track that will certainly find a place on the dance floor, but the real winners on Avon are Kelly’s ’95 and BAK2U.
Avon EP is available November 6th through Last Night on Earth on Beatport
Dan Pearce, better known as Eats Everything, will be teaming up with his old label (NRK) boss, Nick Harris, to serve up only the hottest new tunes on vinyl, straight off the plate, with the launch of Edible Records.
Set to launch Friday, November 6th, the Bristol-based label will mark Harris’ return to the label business after ending his 15-year tenure with NRK back in 2011. The debut release will be Mark Of Passion/Fantastically Well, a two-track EP by Cornwall native Lord Leopard. The releases will all be available on wax, and Nicholas Dixon has already dropped some great artwork for the label. With two living legends curating the project, and given the strength of the upcoming release, one can only imagine what kind of funky concoctions these guys have cooking for us. Peep the EP below.
Mark Of Passion/Fantastically Well will be available November 6, 2015.
“Beach and beats, fiesta and siesta.” Sounds like a perfectly doable motto regarding Coincidance Festival, a relatively new Caribbean music festival due to take place over New Year’s weekend from December 30 to January 2. Coincidance had a successful first edition with a turnout of four thousand strong during the 2014-2015 transition, and this year’s festival is bringing the heat with an additional day of fun and parties. Read more