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COCOON ANNOUNCE A 20TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT AT USHUAÏA IBIZA

Sven Väth’s legendary COCOON IBIZA party is delighted to announce that their Ibiza summer will begin with a one-off special event at Ushuaïa on the 25th May 2019.

Park the date. Set the alarm. Tell your phone. Whatever it takes to be there from 2pm on the 25th May for a dramatic start to a big year for Cocoon.

More information coming very soon.

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When COCOON arrived on Ibiza in 1999, the sound of the island was incredibly different. It took several years of Väth and his team’s dedication to underground house and techno before people started to understand and appreciate these uncompromising styles. Along the way, the party helped make superstars and grew to become the most popular night on the island.

 

All the while, ‘Papa Sven’ has resided over the proceedings, breaking countless records, playing hundreds of breathtaking sets (including many legendary afterparties) and sticking firm to his musical beliefs while trends came and went. He and his huge COCOON family who have enabled him to realise his vision have truly transformed the musical landscape of Ibiza forever.

 

Sven Väth will honour the 20th Anniversary of COCOON at Ushuaïa Ibiza with a legendary set of acts soon to be announced.

 

 

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KEY4050 RELEASE DOCUMENTARY // TALES FROM THE TEMPLE ALBUM OUT NOW

JOHN O’CALLAGHAN & BRYAN KEARNEY’S KEY4050 ORIGIN STORY ONLINE NOW

Number of Key4050 tracks in the public domain in December 2018: zero. Number by February of this year… 32. How so? Well, in one form or another, they’ve been in production for sixteen years.

As many of the world’s truly outstanding clubs have a habit of doing, Dublin’s the Temple Theatre became a lightning rod for embryonic electronic music talent. Post-millennium, it acted as a beacon for a new emerging wave of Irish DJs, who – congregating in the former church’s Space and Crypt clubfloors, were musically schooled by a succession of superstar DJs.

A temple in every sense, it was there in 2002 that the paths of local Dublin lad Bryan Kearney and John O’Callaghan from up the road in Navan, first crossed. An instant musical connection made, afterhours the pair would regularly head to John’s makeshift studio at his apartment in the city’s south inner city.

To gain access to that apartment complex, a gate code was required. That code was Key4050.

Key4050’s musical lineage was influenced by a number of producers, but none more so though than Mauro Picotto and his inimitable BXR sound. “Like a god” is how John describes the genre-fusing Italian and his productions were regularly dissected by the duo in the post-Temple hours.

In 2003, at the peak of the Temple’s success (“the best clubbing experiences of my life” attests O’Callaghan), restoration costs calamitously pushed it into closure. Whilst mourning its loss, conversely it also spurred an impetus in a new wave of rising DJ/producers. They went on to recast Irish electronic music in their own image.

With the club playing the most fundamental of parts in fomenting their careers, John and Bryan long looked for a way to pay dues to it. The solution lay on hard drives, some dating back well over a decade. There, amongst dozens upon dozens of demos, ideas, half-completes and all-but-there works lay the musical essence of their Temple experiences. So Bryan and John went to work finishing a job that – at the time – they didn’t even know they’d begun.

Friday, Feb 15 sees that resolve en masse. ‘Tales Of The Temple’ is an all-in-one distillation, summation and celebration of a sound that reconnected the sundered worlds of techno and trance. To accompany its release John and Bryan revisited their Dublin haunts to recall those origin moments. Shadowed by a film crew, Tales From The Temple – The Documentary brings the project’s backstory to life, recalling at the same time perhaps the most electrifying period in Irish clubbing history.

You can watch Tales From The Temple – The Documentary here (https://youtu.be/Q_EQq_M4dzM). ‘Tales Of The Temple’ – the album, featuring all 32 purpose-made Key4050 tracks is out now and available from all good electronic music retailers and streaming platforms here.

Tracklist:

Space

01. Beetlejuice (5:09)
02. Wendle (
4:16)
03. Birch (
5:39)
04. Utterly Butterly (
4:16)
05. Dinklebot (
5:13)
06. Trevor (
4:57)
07. Pikachu (
4:57)
08. Settler (
3:22)
09. Squirrel (
4:30)
10. Quadruplets (
4:16)
11. Meryl Beef (
5:52)
12. Sweetest Road (
4:24)
13. Otter (
4:53)
14. Equinox (
5:53)
15. Altered Definition (
5:11)
16. Otterfly (
4:09)

The Crypt

01. Irwin (5:08)
02. Donadoni (
4:43)
03. Schillachi (
4:43)
04. Laudrup (
4:16)
05. The Truth (
4:31)
06. Bortolottay (
4:42)
07. Egon (
4:31)
08. Take A Break (
3:47)
09. Retention (
4:16)
10. Jalapeno (
4:05)
11. Finkle und Einhorn (
4:31)
12. Intersect (
4:30)
13. Megatron (
4:30)
14. Ubuntu (
4:17)
15. Dickie Tummay (
4:45)
16. Alka (
3:55)

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ARMIN VAN BUUREN STARTS ASOT900’S WEEK WITH ‘LONELY FOR YOU’ CLUB MIX!!

Here we go with a brand new week, and what a week, we’d say!!! I know you got my hint already hehe, we’re all so hyped at the office today because it’s officially ASOT900’s week!!

As if this was not enough, we are so delighted that Armin decided to make it a super easy and pleasant kind of Monday releasing the club mix of his brand new tune ‘Lonely For You’,

Are you ready for it? Check it HERE!

 

From experimental pop song to mighty mainstage smash, ‘Lonely For You’ gets the club mix treatment everyone’s been waiting for. Ripe with edgy synths, thrilling melodies and Bonnie McKee’s wonderful vocals, this highly energetic version of Armin van Buuren’s latest single is bound to make the crowd fist-pump ’til the morning arrives.

Comme d’habitude, we love a good singing with you guys, so here we go with the lyrics:

Made it through another day
Don’t even the pain, it’s fading
I’ve been cleaning out my brain
I quit you like cocain, life changing

I start to panic when the sun goes down
I stay this jacked until the lights go out
I don’t want to go back home
Don’t want to be alone right now

No you’re never gonna see me cry
I already got a brand new life
Don’t you know I’m moving on
Everyday I’m stronger
I don’t even know you’re gone

Only lonely for you at night
Only lonely for you and the sun doesn’t shine
And I try to forget why
Why you’re not here by my side
Only lonely for you at night

DRIFTMOON – REMEMBER THE NIGHT [RECORDED LIVE AT EPIC]

Yep, there’s always gotta be something unique in there!” chuckles Juraj Klička. Generally speaking Driftmoon’s passing comment on his approach to albums. More specifically though it’s about ‘Remember The Night’ – his just-announced third collection. “It’s a crowded field, he says of the format, so to me, they have to have something that will set them apart.” Bringing USPs to his longplayers is something the Prague native’s developed a track record for. With its hybrid orchestration, his first (‘R(E)volution’) connected the worlds of electronic and classical music. Last summer’s ‘Invitcus’ meanwhile upped the ‘original’ ante further, with its half music/half audiobook concept lingering long in the memory.

Now – in full album stride, Juraj is at it again. ‘Remember The Night’, which arrives this March, approaches from another remarkably different angle. “If they happen at all, he says,live album performances tend to be the ‘what comes after’. The one that follows the classic studio album release. Here though I wanted the live experience to be people’s first connection with it. It’s called ‘club music’ after all, so let’s introduce it that way!”

No coincidence admittedly, but Juraj was well positioned to make that happen. Evermore over the last ten years, the Czech capital’s Epic club has become a bucket-list essential for music lovers from Europe and far, far beyond. As Epic DJ resident, the club provided the optimum platform for Juraj to mount a live rendition of the album.

Further, its occasion allowed Driftmoon to bring in another aspect that’s long held his interest. “I’m as fascinated as the next person by the link between memories and music – possibly even more soEven before I was a DJ or producer I was aware that every remarkable moment in my life – happy or otherwise – somehow had a piece of music ‘attached’ to it. I guess one of every musician’s wishes is to be behind a track that leaves that type of impact. So between writing this album and its first performance, it became something of a mission to try and hit thatHow it works out, well only time will tell!

Of the performance itself though, Juraj admits to having some pre-show butterflies. “When you’re doing a DJ set, you work on the premise that a percentage of the crowd will be familiar with a percentage of the tracks. Here, I was working on the absolute knowledge that none of the audience would know any of the tracks! I think when we’re feeling emotional extremes, our receptors are that much more open. Memories consequently become even more intense. I think the audience at Epic really tapped into that and – as you can hear on the album – got swept up in the night!

 

Alongside ‘Remember The Night’s solo moments, Driftmoon did call on some particular close chums and musical confidants to collaborate on its creation. Subsequently it came to include music made with Robert Nickson (under the duo’s Astrosphere moniker), Ferry Tayle and Ahmed Romel. Further, its also became a platform for a long overdue studio return for Paul ‘Re:Locate’ Moelands, as well as a pairing with much-revered studio savant, Geert Huinink.

Recorded live at Epic, ‘Remember The Night’ is released March 1. It’s available to stream/purchase here: https://blackhole.choons.at/remember

Driftmoon – Remember The Night [Recorded Live at Epic]

01. Driftmoon & Geert Huinink – The Creation (Intro Mix) [Live]
02. Astrosphere – Zephyr [Live]
03. Astrosphere & Re:Locate – Crown Royal [Live]
04. Driftmoon – Odyssey (Epic Mix) [Live]
05. Driftmoon – Renaissance [Live]
06. Ahmed Romel & Driftmoon – Ars Vitae (Driftmoon Refresh) [Live]
07. Astrosphere – Outflow [Live]
08. Driftmoon with Ferry Tayle – Unforgettable (Driftmoon Mix) [Live]
09. Astrosphere – What Lies Between The Stars [Live]
10. Driftmoon – Arctic Chills [Live]
11. Astrosphere – Origins [Live]
12. John O’Callaghan featuring Audrey Gallagher – Big Sky (Driftmoon Remix) [Live]
13. Driftmoon – Please Don’t Go (Suncatcher Remix) [Live]
14. Driftmoon – Two Sunsets Under A Maple Tree (Outro Mix) [Live]

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ORJAN NILSEN – PRISM REMIXED 2

Enjoy some super cool remixes of Orjan Nilsen future classics right here! ‘Prism Remixed 2’ offers two mind-blowing cuts set to rock your world.

Listen to this amazing ‘Prism Remixed 2’ Album here.

Following a tempestuous first installment, Ørjan Nilsen proudly presents the second remix package of his ‘Prism’ album. Including a terrific, break-beat-infused remix of ‘The Last Goodbye’ from Silk Android and a stomping rendition of ‘Drowning’ from HGHLND, ‘Prism Remixed 2’ offers two mind-blowing cuts set to rock your world.

FRANCESCA LOMBARDO SHARES DEBUT LP ‘LIFE OF LEAF’

ALBUM SINGLE ‘EYE RING’ BECOMES SOUNDCLOUD’S 200 MILLIONTH UPLOAD

Francesca Lombardo unveils her highly anticipated debut LP, a collection of songs that are forward-thinking, powerful and made from the heart. Merging the world of electronic music with Francesca Lombardo’s classical upbringing, ‘Life of Leaf’ promotes a creative process more focussed on vocal performance and live instrumentation than just computers and synthesizers. The result is a deeply evocative record set to soundtrack our lives for years to come, illustrated perfectly by, among others, album single ‘Eye Ring’, which became SoundCloud’s 200 millionth upload yesterday.

 

Listen to Francesca Lombardo – Life Of Leaf LP

Ruminating on the album, Francesca Lombardo describes how it is “a mixture of all the styles I love, it reflects every aspect of my sound, telling my story through each lyric and every instrument or piece of equipment I’ve used. It represents me fully, 100% me.”

A long player presents the chance for an artist to set out their own intentions, creating their own narrative. For Francesca Lombardo, ‘Life of Leaf’ segues away from the dance floor and positions her as a multi-disciplinary artist enamored with live performance.

Through ‘Life of Leaf’, Francesca Lombardo reconnects with what music composition means to her. Every aspect of her distinctly rich sound palette is reflected via sophisticated instrumentation and a lifelong affection for electronic music, one that is interchangeable in style yet rooted in the heartbeat of personality and fundamental life experiences.

 

Francesca Lombardo – ‘Life Of Leaf’ – Tracklist:

  1. Eye Ring
  2. Rain
  3. Kidding
  4. Paradise
  5. Skyshooters
  6. Time Machine
  7. Charlie’s Tapes
  8. Life of Leaf
  9. Smiling Skies
  10. Call Me Wrong
  11. You Sleep, You Don’t Sleep

 

CHRIS SCHWEIZER & HEATBEAT – VENOM

Banging 138 collaboration between arguably the two biggest 138 stars In Argentina! Chris Schweizer & Heatbeat made this phenomena to rule the world! Do you want to hear this fire track?

Listen to it here

A monster tune with no conscience, Heatbeat & Chris Schweizer’s ‘Venom’ is able to transform an ordinary person into a ruthless dance floor maniac. Granting anyone the power to fist-pump for hours on end through its devastating bassline and intoxicating melody, this phenomena is bound to rule the world.

SOMNA– RAZOR

This Canadian artist Somna is coming out with this masterpiece of a track. Every Trance fan wants this track on the dance floor!

Listen to this track here

For his sublime debut on Armind, gifted Canadian artist Somna turns in a sharp-edged cut meant to cause some serious damage on the dance floor. From the powerful basslines to the piercing synths and sweeping melodies, ‘Razor’ is a record no Trance fan can go without!!

RODG x DOM FRICOT – CINNAMON

Rodg teams up with Dom Fricot to made this dreamy track. Nice laid back vocal vibes, what electronic music fans want to hear. ‘Cinnamon’ is an amazing laid back track taken from Rodg’ s album ‘Fate’. Excited?

Listen to the track here.

Dropping yet another killer track taken from his second solo album ‘Fate’, Rodg teams up with Dom Fricot to spice up the dance floor. Blending dreamy vocals with mouthwatering Progressive, ‘Cinnamon’ offers a distinct sonic flavor that will make electronic music fans lick their lips in anticipation.

GARETH EMERY & ASHLEY WALLBRIDGE feat. PollyAnna – LIONHEART

Second track taken from ‘Kingdom United’ the album & 1st vocal track to be dropped. We all know how synonymous Gareth Emery is with vocals! This untamed instrumental will have you roaring back to better days in no time.

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The first bold, new vocal single on the ‘Kingdom United’ album, Gareth Emery & Ashley Wallbridge’s ‘Lionheart’ lights the way for anyone looking to draw strength from a courageous and thoroughly inspiring record. Armed with uplifting melodies, enchanting harmonies and PollyAnna’s empowering vocals, this untamed instrumental will have you roaring back to better days in no time.