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UK dance music duo Groove Armada to release limited-edition football shirt in aid of “Music Support” Charity.

ACCLAIMED UK DANCE MUSIC DUO GROOVE ARMADA TO RELEASE LIMITED EDITION FOOTBALL SHIRT IN AID OF THE ‘MUSIC SUPPORT’ CHARITY GROUP.

Designed by the merchandiser Bands F.C., half the proceeds will be donated to provide support for UK music industry individuals suffering from mental, emotional or behavioural health disorders.

On the brink of their highly anticipated sold out ‘GA21’ UK live tour, which will see the critically acclaimed dance music duo return to the live stage for the first time since 2013, Andy Cato and Tom Findlay are set to release a limited-edition football shirt in aid of charity. 

In collaboration with the football merchandiser and social media sensation Bands F.C., half the proceeds will go to the ‘Music Support’ group, which provides support for individuals in the UK music industry suffering from mental, emotional or behavioral health disorders (including but not limited to alcohol and drug addiction). The shirts will be extremely limited in number and are available to purchase at all shows on the tour, as well as online from November 30th.

“’Apart from our run of live shows alongside the band, this is next most exciting thing about Groove Armada 21 tour. An exclusive football shirt brought to you in conjunction with the amazing Bands F.C. This brings together some of our favourite things: gorgeous design, a touch of early 80’s football and a song that changed everything for us. Strictly limited edition run, your chance to own a piece of Groove Armada history”  Groove Armada

The concept has been designed by the highly coveted Bands F.C, whose aim is simple, to create bands as football teams and football teams as band through their designs. Having previously merged football badges and band names together for the likes of The Charlatans, Echo and the Bunnymen and many more, Groove Armada’s badge is based on Plymouth Argyle F.C. Controversially using Exeter City F.C.’s colours; Plymouth Argyle’s bitter rivals.

Groove Armada are also launching a supporting campaign to supply an under 13, girl’s football team with the limited shirts for the upcoming season. Running alongside the charity aspect, Tom and Andy are inviting girl’s teams to send in a video that best captures their clubs spirit; a goal, a killer tackle, a club anthem, a video of them making as much noise as possible. Entries must be uploaded directly to Twitter or Instagram, tagging the Groove Armada official page. All videos will be reposted via Groove Armada’s social media networks.

GA21 Tour Dates:

Nov 29th – Marble Factory, Bristol (SOLD OUT)
Nov 30th – SWG3, Glasgow (SOLD OUT)
Dec 1st – The Electric, London (SOLD OUT)
Dec 2nd – Warehouse Project Store Street, Manchester (SOLD OUT)

FATUM – Momentum EP

Coming out with not just one track but an EP of five tracks Fatum is keeping their fans happy. Filled with five smashing tracks this EP will blow your mind!

Listen to the EP HERE

If you think one Fatum track is already tough to handle, imagine what it would take to withstand five of them at once. Dropping ‘Petra’, ‘Weapon’ (with Declan James), ‘More Of Your Love’ (feat. Angel Taylor), ‘Omega’ and ‘Falling For You’ (feat. Angel Taylor) into an exhaustive mainstage-blowing package, this EP is bound to magnify the ‘Momentum’ of the Grammy-nominated dance music act.

CATCHING UP WITH FERRY CORSTEN AT ARMADA MUSIC’S HEADQUARTER

Amsterdam Dance Event is definitely the most magical time of the year, anything can happen during that insane week, even bumping into the legendary Ferry Corsten while walking in Armada Music’s hallway!!

We managed to have a quick chat with him about ADE, his project Unity and all the amazing collaborations, his view on some big names quitting the scene recently and more…

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RISING STAR FAULHABER TEAMS UP WITH JAKE REESE FOR SUMMER-FLAVORED DEBUT RELEASE ON THE BEARDED MAN: ‘SAVANNAH’

Another amazing talent has emerged and he’s bound to leave a lasting impression. Hailing from the eastern part of the Netherlands, young DJ and producer FAULHABER teamed up with esteemed vocalist Jake Reese for ‘Savannah’, a playful summer tune releases on Armada Music’s The Bearded Man label.

Listen to FAULHABER feat. Jake Reese – Savannah

The sonic equivalent of warm sun beams, soft stretches of white sand and ocean waves, ‘Savannah’ emanates that irresistible summer feel from start to finish. Merged with solid beats, Jake Reese’s uplifting vocals and a melody sampled from Sash!’s ‘Ecuador’, the song makes sure a day spent on the beach is only the press of a play button away.

 

Born and raised in Oldenzaal, the Netherlands, FAULHABER is one of the latest talents to emerge from the esteemed Dutch dance music breeding grounds. By the age of 16, he was already spending every weekend at local clubs to master the art of turntablism, and soon seized the opportunity to cross his home country’s borders and go above and beyond on all dance music related fronts. Now, FAULHABER is making waves internationally both as a DJ and as a producer, a rise to stardom this new single with Jake Reese is bound to intensify.

 

Easily one of the most sought-after male vocalists of the current dance music scene, Dutchman Jake Reese has been indulging in tons of massive collaborations in recent years. Lending his voice and songwriting skills to artists such as Dash Berlin, David Guetta, Hardwell, KSHMR, Lost Frequencies, Lucas & Steve and Sam Feldt earned him tens of millions of streams on Spotify alone and a tidal wave of international acclaim. His ability to fabricate killer hooks shines through brilliantly in ‘Savannah’ and that’s exactly why he’s considered as one of the dance music scene’s foremost vocal stars.

REORDER – IAMREADY

Biding his time, ReOrder hasn’t been hurried into sending his first album out there. It’s been ten years since the Slovakian studiohead began making impressions on the scene, most recently through his outings on Black Hole, FSOE, Subculture, Monster and others. It was time well stayed: a period in which he honed his craft, instinctively built out his musical range, found himself as an artist, and all the while sized up the album playing field. 

Out this month, ‘IAMREADY’s statement says it all.

It’s inherent in the album medium, but you only get one shot at your first longplayer. That blank canvass, the proverbial clean sheet – the one and only chance to drop that flawless debut into the discography. Artists approach their firsts in many different ways: the eclectic, the collaborative, the headline-chasing, the all-in/bases-covered. When it comes to ReOrder’s however, he had one central mandate above all others: “deliver an album with as fewer preconceptions attached as possible”. 

“I wanted this record to be a ‘book’ impossible to assess by its cover, says Tibor. One for people to listen to, to absorb and make their own minds up on. One that carried as fewer advance notions or biases as possible. To this end (not unreasonably after ten years) the producer placed full store in his own abilities – producing the tracks, almost without exception without co-producers. When artistic alliances did come to play a part, he wanted them to be with newer names/talent, which would slalom any/all predetermination traps. 

This, he correctly determined, would give it the singular and distinctive sound you’ll now hear on ‘IAMREADY’. 

Waves of chord and pad, picked out by elegantly played piano keys form ‘Reinstate’ – the beat-free intro piece, with which he cues the album. ReOrder then serves two numbers in quick succession sung by American singer/songwriter Weldon. Thus far largely only known within deep house circles, he brings both relatable edge to ‘Entropy’ & ‘Gravity’s verses, while their choruses become more metaphoric in nature. Near solo, Emma Chatt’s voice carries the first half of ‘Alive Tonight’, before it catches a swell of Tibor’s primetime synth sensibility. Meanwhile Lebanese vocalist Cassandra Grey adds her breath-stealing touch to ‘Goodbye’, finding pathos and bittersweet-ness to equalize the thrust of ReOrder’s skybound studio work.

In solo mode the Slovakian pushes further into the instrumental trance gamut. ‘Digital World’ lends a psy-ish warp to the album, while ‘Beyond Time’ and ‘All There Is’ respectively find it at its most melodic and euphorically laser-struck extents. Bringing the full extent of its scope into sharpest focus, in its final moments the album engages the chilled elegance of the Susie Ledge-sung ‘Far Away and the breaks-fuelled energy burst that is C-qnz-collab ‘Reunited’.

A brilliantly structured and staged recording, which explores the full range of trance music’s frequencies, you can listen or stream (without prejudice!) here: https://reorder.choons.at/iamready

Tracklist: ReOrder – IAMREADY

01. ReOrder – Reinstate
02. ReOrder & Weldon – Entropy
03. ReOrder & Emma Chatt – Alive Tonight
04. ReOrder – Alone
05. ReOrder & Weldon – Gravity
06. ReOrder – Back In The Days
07. ReOrder & Cassandra Grey – Goodbye
08. ReOrder – Digital World
09. ReOrder – All Comes Back To You
10. ReOrder – Beyond Time
11. ReOrder – All There Is
12. ReOrder & Susie Ledge – Far Away
13. ReOrder & C-qnz – Reunited

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MAURICE WEST DROPS ‘THE KICK’ ON RAVE CULTURE

 

Although some might take it slow during the holiday season, Maurice West is still racing towards the end of the year at top speed. Fresh from working with some of the biggest names in the scene (e.g. Hardwell, KSHMR and W&W), playing his first sold-out show during the Amsterdam Dance Event and wreaking havoc at the biggest festivals in the world (including Ultra Miami, Tomorrowland and World Club Dome), the Dutch DJ and producer drops a brand-new record bound to slam down hard on the dance floor: ‘The Kick’.

Listen to Maurice West – The Kick

 

An infectious track made to lay the main stages of the world’s biggest festivals in ruin, ‘The Kick’ is a staple track meant to get stuck on repeat. Considering the raw power of the punchy synths, the impact of the hard-hitting drops and how hard they make it for anyone to sit still, this monster track validates that 2018 has been a tremendous year for Maurice West and drops him off splendidly at his next Asia run, starting next month with Creamfields Shanghai and Hong Kong, We Are Connected and ISY Festival.

 

Maurice West already made huge waves in the dance music community at an early age. Growing up in a family of skillful musicians, Maurice set his goals as a kid and started out with instruments like the piano, guitar and drums to pave the way for his later endeavors. Now combining his musical background and his ability to create supercharged progressive and blistering electro house to push boundaries, he doesn’t play by the rules and eats the boundaries of genres for breakfast. And that’s exactly why Maurice West is regarded an one of the most exciting talents of the dance music realm today.

Krystal Klear Releases ‘Neutron Dance’ Remixes – Gerd Janson, Paul Woolford, Mano Le Tough & Fango | OUT NOW

SUMMER 2018’S BIGGEST DANCE MUSIC TRACK,
‘NEUTRON DANCE’ RECEIVES
FOUR BRAND NEW REMIXES
 


FEATURING
GERD JANSON’S BIRKENSTOCK REMIX
ALONG WITH REMIXES FROM
PAUL WOOLFORD,
 MANO LE TOUGH AND FANGO

RUNNING BACK / FFRR
KRYSTAL KLEAR – ‘NEUTRON DANCE’ REMIXES EP
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW

LISTEN TO KRYSTAL KLEAR ‘NEUTRON DANCE’ REMIXES HERE

Irish, NYC-based producer Krystal Klear’s ‘Neutron Dance’ has been one of summer 2018’s biggest tracks. Gaining close to 6 million streams, the single has also received wide radio support, picking up Pete Tong’s ‘Essential New Tune’, Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record in the World’ and Nick Grimshaw’s ‘Tune of the Week’ as well as plays from both Danny Howard and Monki.

First up on remix duties, we have established UK DJ and producer Paul Woolford, who has been a leading figure in underground UK electronic music for over a decade. Paul adds his own spin on the track, with upbeat piano loops throughout, whilst still staying true to the original; maintaining the well-loved infectious melody.

The next remix comes from Irish born DJ/Producer Mano Le Tough, one of the most celebrated names in House and Techno. He takes his remix down a completely different path to the original, layering celestial vocals and cosmic sounding synths, creating an atmospheric version of the track.

Venetian DJ and producer Fango provides a deep and highly percussive remix. Cited by Kompakt boss Michael Mayer as “The hottest thing in the 4/4 business right now”, Fango has opens his remix with powerful percussive rhythm, continuing throughout this remix departing from the steady beat of the original.

Closing the EP, one of the most highly respected DJ’s in the world right now, German DJ/Producer and Running Back label head, Gerd Janson; presenting his Birkenstock Remix. Janson’s remix of the track, signed to his own imprint, has been composed with the help of a live band. With an offbeat bass pumping throughout and added dreamy synths, Gerd weaves his signature sound into the uplifting melody of the original track. Previously aired on BBC Radio 1 as Pete Tong’s ‘Essential New Tune’, this remix followed effortlessly in the wake of the seminal summer track. A credit to the evident versatility and timelessness of the original.

Tracklist Krystal Klear – ‘Neutron Dance’ (Paul Woolford Jolly Roger Rework) 

  1. Krystal Klear – ‘Neutron Dance’ (Mano Le Tough Remix) 
  2. Krystal Klear – ‘Neutron Dance’ (Fango Remix) 
  3. Krystal Klear – ‘Neutron Dance’ (Gerd Janson’s Birkenstock Remix)

Krystal Klear ‘Neutron Dance Remixes’ EP is OUT NOW digitally on Running Back / FFRR

Krystal Klear ‘Neutron Dance Remixes’ EP Vinyl will be released 11th November via Running Back.

Denney Pays Homage to 90’s Club Culture with New Single ‘Empire’ on FFRR | OUT NOW

PAYING HOMAGE TO 90’S UK CLUB CULTURE, 
DENNEY DROPS CLASSIC INSPIRED
HOUSE STOMPER, ‘EMPIRE’ ON FFRR

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DENNEY – ‘EMPIRE’
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW

LISTEN TO DENNEY ‘EMPIRE’ HERE

 “Empire” is inspired by and named after the club which I originally started out playing in at 17 years old: The Empire in Middlesbrough which was home to the legendary Sugar Shack.  When you used to walk into the club there was this specific sound which would hit you, it was very New York/Tenaglia and had this pulsing groove.  I can’t put into words how much that club and the DJs inspired me growing up so this is my nod to those days with a modern twist.” Denney

Despite his youthful look North-Eastern underground DJ and producer, Denney has been kicking about for longer than many would think. A product of the late 90s UK house phenomenon, Denney got his first taste of what underground house music meant, working for legendary Leeds based club night, Back to Basics. Spending years tearing up dancefloors and honing his craft, however, Denney’s early exploits didn’t begin here.

With his growing name and widespread likeability, Denney accrued his first residency in 2001 at a Middlesbrough clubbing institution, The Empire. A mecca for dance music and a breeding ground for new DJ talent. During that time, he saw many inspirational legends come through the doors; brushing shoulders with DJ royalty from the likes of Roger Sanchez, Erick Morillo and Carl Cox.

“Empire in Middlesbrough was such an iconic venue in its heyday- it was one of my favorite places to play for years and still holds a special place in my heart”. Roger Sanchez

“The Empire was one of the first clubs up north I had ever played and not only was the sound the vibe and the room amazing, I had some of my best sets of my life in that room. So lucky to have been a part of this amazing piece of history” Erick Morillo.

Now paying homage to his time there, ‘Empire’ is an exemplification of classic New-York style house music with a driving and infectious edge, that was the sound of the underground then and totally fitting for now.

Taking inspiration from the likes of Danny Tenaglia, John Creamer, Stephane K and Deep Dish, ‘Empire’ emulates their seminal sound. Denney continues to make headway in the contemporary underground scene, with DJ support coming from Damian Lazarus and Hot Since 82to name a few. With the track ready to drop on Pete Tong imprint, FFRR, and a recent album release on the respected ‘Global Underground’ series, Denney’s ‘Empire’ promises to prove why he has remained a musical trailblazer and leader in his field.

Denney ‘Empire’ is OUT NOW via FFRR

Nasser Baker’s ‘Say Something’ Receives New Remix From Paul Woolford | OUT NOW

ONE OF THE BIGGEST
DANCE MUSIC TRACKS OF THE SUMMER, NASSER BAKER’S ‘SAY SOMETHING’ 

RECEIVES A FRESH NEW REMIX
FROM THE MIGHTY PAUL WOOLFORD

ISLAND RECORDS
NASSER BAKER – ‘SAY SOMETHING’

 PAUL WOOLFORD REMIX
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW

LISTEN TO ‘SAY SOMETHING’ PAUL WOOLFORD REMIX HERE

Blasting through the summer with a flurrying storm of attention, Nasser Baker recently dropped ‘Say Something’ on Island Records. Complete with a remix from mentor and one of electronic music’s most seminal names, Dennis Ferrer, the original gained the accolade of Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record In The World’ on Radio 1. The track that sound-tracked dancefloors and beach parties worldwide this summer, turned into a must have record for DJ’s and dance music lovers alike.
 
One of the most Shazammed records of the summer in Ibiza, amassing over 100K UK streamsfollowing the Annie Mac Hottest play, ‘Say Something’ instantly became the track that everyone had to have. Support continued to come in droves, with DJ’s including MK, Camelphat and Damian Lazarus featuring the track in their sets. Love for ‘Say Something’ was equally shown across the air waves, with vast plays across all Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJ’s alongside 6Music, Kissand Rinse FM.
 
Continuing to leave such a mark on the world of dance music, ‘Say Something’ now receives a fresh remix from one of the hottest names in the industry – Paul Woolford. Having a momentous year himself with dance hit ‘Hang Up Your Hang Ups’, Woolford injects ‘Say Something’ with his signature bassline to create a menacing build up, adding his own take on the much-loved original. Woolford’s remix paves the way for ‘Say Something’ to bend the minds of dark and underground dance floors worldwide.   
 
Nasser Baker ‘Say Something’ Paul Woolford Remix is OUT NOW via Island Records

MAOR LEVI & OTIOT – BANDANA

Maor Levi & OTIOT truly produced a smashing track together with ‘Bandana’.

We spoke to Maor Levi about how the track came to be. Here is what he had to say: Bandana was a result of combining both of my Trance style with OTIOT’s Edge of dark-psy, the idea came from one of his psy projects that was just laying in his computer, I heard it instantly and felt the goose bumps, so we Immediately started working on the idea while gathering more ideas in just a few days, as a result you got a dark proggy trancer with some psy elements , but most importantly we were aiming to keep it dark, the title for the track was pretty random but we felt it suited the vibe.”

LISTEN HERE

It seems as if Maor Levi just can’t stop churning out absolute gems. Now teaming up with fellow-Israeli OTIOT for ‘Bandana’, he shows again why he’s considered one of the most consistent producers of his time. Infectious, mesmerizing and impactful, this brand-new Armind release is what makes Trance fans tick.