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SUPER8 & TAB FEAT. SARAH DECOURCY – SECONDS AWAY

 

One of the most highly-anticipated Super8 & Tab tunes since it blew away a crowd of thousands strong as the opening track of their ASOT 800 mainstage set, ‘Seconds Away’ finally sees its release. Taken from part 1 of the Finnish duo’s ‘Revelation’ album, this cut is destined to wreak havoc the world over and shows that a link-up between Super8 & Tab and Sarah deCourcy truly is a match made in heaven.

Listen to Super8 & Tab feat. Sarah deCourcy – Seconds Away

IMS Ibiza in association with Pioneer DJ announce IMS Dalt Vila 2018 line up

Featuring headline performances from Sven Väth, Dubfire, Jackmaster, Nastia, Peggy Gou and more

“It’s like a scene from a movie, it’s your dream gig”
B.Traits (Artist, Canada)

“Being at IMS Dalt Vila, is the essence of being in Ibiza, it’s the most beautiful view and the most iconic venue of the entire island”.
Seth Troxler (Artist, USA)

Friday 25th May
In Reverse Alphabetical Order

Sven Väth
Pete Tong
 Peggy Gou
Paco Osuna
Nastia
Jackmaster
Guy Gerber
Dubfire
Danny Tenaglia
 Bedouin
Andrea Oliva
+
Burn Residency DJ
Furkan Kurt

In association with Pioneer DJ

Purchase Tickets Here

 

International Music Summit (IMS) today announce details of its annual Dalt Vila event in Ibiza Old Town, the finale of the summit and widely regarded as the official opening of the Ibiza summer season.

Now in its 11th year, IMS Ibiza is a three-day educational and thought leadership platform for the electronic music industry held annually in the dance music capital of the world. For this closing finale IMS has curated the most unique line up that Ibiza will witness in 2018, with a backdrop of the sun setting over the historic 2,500-year-old fort and UNESCO World Heritage Site, overlooking Ibiza Old Town and the Mediterranean Sea.

With both legendary and iconic artists sharing the stage with the most exciting emerging artists of today, the 2018 line up is a strong contender for the best in IMS Dalt Vila history. Headlining is Sven Väth, the strictly vinyl only DJ and dance music pioneer with a career spanning more than 30 years returns for his third IMS Dalt Vila appearance, following his recent shocking news that his long-running Cocoon Mondayweekly will switch venues to Pacha after 18 years at Amnesia. Also announced is seminal New York DJ Danny Tenaglia and respected Israeli DJ and firm fixture on the Ibizan calendar Guy Gerber.

Other outstanding sets will come from Paco OsunaAndrea Oliva and IMS co-founder and industry icon Pete Tong; all seasoned Ibizan artists with long and rich histories on the island’s dance floors.

Ensuring the international pace is upheld is Korean artist Peggy Gou and Middle East influenced DJ duo Bedouin who in 2017 introduced Bedouin Presents Saga at HEART, one of the best new residencies in Ibiza last summer.

Adding further strength is Dubfire, an artist whose drive, talent and intuition have placed him within the top tier of electronic music artists in the world and Nastia, the break out Ukrainian artist who is rapidly rising through the international ranks.

Bringing the diverse flavours of the UK dance scene is Jackmaster, a pioneering DJ whose profile has rocketed in the last 5 years due to his truly open-minded and unique approach to performing, expertly delivering his own blend of house and techno.

IMS Dalt Vila will also feature an opening set from BURN Residency 2017 winner Furkan Kurt.

With further exclusive back-to-pack pairing announcements coming soon, this spectacular line up celebrates the closing of IMS Ibiza and the opening of the summer season on the island in one of the most extraordinary locations in the world.

IMS Co-founder Ben Turner states “IMS Dalt Vila is one of the most beautiful ways to celebrate another summer of electronic music in Ibiza and the end to another IMS summit. It’s reflective every year of the dominant sound and tempo of the island, and right now this continues to be the underground house and techno sound. The line-up reflects artists with some of the best residencies including Sven and Bedouin, but also iconic artists like Danny Tenaglia, and the hottest new names of today including Jackmaster, Nastia and Peggy Gou. Male; female; Spanish; international; young and old – it’s a good reflection of techno today.”

Tickets are available now for €50 from www.internationalmusicsummit.com

 

 

 

THIS VALENTINE’S DAY, AFROJACK RELEASES ‘BED OF ROSES’ (FEAT. STANAJ)

 

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Grammy Award winning producer and DJ Afrojack is offering fans a special gift with the release of a new Valentine’s Day anthem: ‘Bed Of Roses’ (feat. Stanaj). The track is a collection of enchanting chords and Stanaj’s romantic vocals, with a dance and pop feel that will light up playlists. Known for his soulful voice and songwriting skills, Stanaj is an international star who just released his EP ‘The Preview’ and is known for working with Drake (among others).

 

Listen to Afrojack feat. Stanaj – Bed Of Roses

 

Hot on the heels of his dance pop radio smash ‘Dirty Sexy Money’ with David Guetta featuring catchy vocals from Charli XCX and French Montana and his remix of U2’s iconic ‘Get Out Of Your Own Way,’ this new collaboration with Stanaj shows that Afrojack continues to create and innovate with unprecedented force.

 

Speaking about the release of ‘Bed of Roses’, Afrojack said: “I’ve been waiting for the right time to release this track and what better day than Valentine’s Day for ‘Bed of Roses’. Teaming up with Stanaj was awesome, I think we’ve created a little piece of magic together and I hope the fans agree!”

Named the #8 DJ in the world by DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll (marking his seventh consecutive year of appearing in the Top 10), Afrojack is one of the most popular dance music acts of today and most sought-after producers, having worked with everyone from Pitbull to Sting and Chris Brown, and winning a Grammy for his and David Guetta’s remix of Madonna’s ‘Revolver.’ Afrojack recently returned to Wynn, Las Vegas for his 2018 headlining residency and will perform at XS, Intrigue and Encore Beach Club throughout the year. In January 2018, Afrojack continues to not waste any time by releasing an array of diverse hits such as ‘Bad Company’ with DirtCaps, ‘Helium’ with David Guetta and Sia, and a remix of U2’s iconic ‘Get Out Of Your Own Way.”

 

 

 

Indecent Noise & Lostly team up for new project called Lost In Noise

 

 

Sometimes in life you meet someone you connect with on not just a friendship level, but a creative, innovative and performance level. A person like yourself who creates, inspires and motivates you to be better than before. Like Ying and Yang, opposite and yet inseparable all the same.

Imagine then a collision of imagination through music and performance, a desire to entertain, a willingness to create an experience and the knowledge and understanding of one another to leave a lasting memory as we all as fans get lost in that moment, hands in the air, fists pumping, feet moving and voices screaming. For that one moment all pain and negativity is lost. All worries and insecurities pushed aside. Lost in the moment, lost in the music, LOST IN NOISE.

Well regarded and respected as individual artists and performers, Lostly & Indecent Noise have always supported one another, intertwining ideas and sharing sounds and visions. They’ve remixed each other, collaborated on music and more importantly struck up a strong bond of friendship fueled by their similar imaginations and desires to simple get on stage and perform for their fans.

What started as an off the cuff suggestion has matured and manifested its way into total realisation. LOST IN NOISE sees both acts team up for very special and very exclusive back to back performances to deliver show stopping, memorable moments of musical greatness. This won’t just be another standard back to back. A LOST IN NOISE show just wont feature their individual music but exclusive material created together that simply may not be heard in any other sets they do. The duo have already completed some exclusive LOST IN NOISE original productions and remixes and are working on more to build their arsenal

So as 2018 kicks off a new chapter and a new dawn for Lostly and Indecent Noise, fans of each, we ask you to come together get ready to get LOST IN NOISE. Their debut performance will be at trance fan’s all time favorite event – Luminosity Beach Festival

ionnalee LAUNCHES KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN FOR WORLD ALBUM TOUR BEGINNING MAY 9TH IN LONDON

BUY TICKETS FOR HEAVEN,LONDON (MAY 9TH) HERE

LISTEN TO ‘WORK’ HERE

PRE-ORDER ‘EVERYONE AFRAID TO BE FORGOTTEN’ HERE

 

 

 

Swedish independent artist ionnalee has launched a Kickstarter campaign last friday to create a world tour for her new album EVERYONE AFRAID TO BE FORGOTTEN, set for release on the 16th February 2018. In an incredible 5 days, fans from all over the world funded the tour that will begin at HEAVEN in London on May 9th.

Today ionnalee releases a powerful single and the last before the long awaiting album is released next week, listen here to ‘WORK‘ taken from the full body of work.

‘EVERYONE AFRAID TO BE FORGOTTEN’ is released on the 16th February 2018. An album spanning fifteen songs and is set alongside a 1 hour stand-alone filmic counterpart (co-created with cinematographer, John Strandh, in alliance with fashion and art trail-blazers, COMME des GARÇONS). This builds on her prestigious heritage from the iamamiwhoami YouTube channel which has since its inception, garnered over 43 Million views and 23 Million streams via Spotify on their releases; whilst also being awarded ‘Innovator Of The Year’ at the Swedish Grammis even before their first physical release.

The film will premiere on https://ionnalee.com/  Friday February 16th at 5PM (UK – GMT)

ionnalee – ‘WORK’ is Out Now via To Whom It May Concern / Kobalt Music

 

 

ionnalee – EVERYONE AFRAID TO BE FORGOTTEN

1. WATCHES WATCHES
2. JOY
3. WORK
4. LIKE HELL
5. NOT HUMAN
6. TEMPLE
7. SAMARITAN
8. DUNES OF SAND – with Jamie Irrepressible
9. BLAZING
10. SIMMER DOWN
11. HERE IS A WARNING
12. GONE
13. MEMENTO – with Barbelle
14. HARVEST – with TR/ST
15. FOLD

EVERYONE AFRAID TO BE FORGOTTEN is released 16th February 2018 via To Whom It May Concern / Kobalt music.

GOLDFISH & SORANA DROP FOURTH ALBUM SINGLE OF ‘LATE NIGHT PEOPLE’: ‘HOLD YOUR KITE’

With a deliciously funky signature sound that has infected dance music hotspots the world over, South African duo GoldFish have been notching up success after success with albums and singles alike. And now, several months after dropping their highly-anticipated fifth artist album called ‘Late Night People’ (which racked up close to 7 million streams to date), they shift the focus of the electronic music spotlight to the fourth single of said album: ‘Hold Your Kite’ (with Sorana).

 

Listen to GoldFish & Sorana – Hold Your Kite

Evoking the feeling of bygone days and memories cherished through its single as well as the picturesque landscape shots of its accompanying music video, ‘Hold your Kite’ adds its own brilliant colors to the electronic music palette. The song features the wonderfully expressive vocals of exciting U.K.-based emerging artist Sorana and sees her soaring melody lines coupled with GoldFish’s skillful production, creating an uplifting record guaranteed to brighten the gloomiest of days.

 

Since locking themselves in their bedroom studio and emerging with debut album ‘Caught In The Loop’ in 2006, GoldFish have gone from one of dance music’s best-kept secrets to luminaries both as producers and on the live front. Their can-do attitude and unique musical vision led them to countless sold-out performances and festival appearances, a top 10 in the iTunes Dance chart in the United States, an MTV Africa award, a four-year residency at Pacha Ibiza and a list of support that runs from Sam Feldt and Klingande to Thomas Jack and Robin Schulz. A landmark in itself, their fifth album ‘Late Night People’ helped the duo stand out even further in and beyond the world of dance music and ‘Hold Your Kite’ marks one of the album singles that made it happen.

 

KATE SIMKO TO CURATE MUSIC AND ARTS EVENT AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL AS PART OF THE ‘WOMEN AND THE HALL’ SERIES AND UN WOMEN ‘HEFORSHE’ ARTS WEEK 2017

Royal Albert Hall Presents:

Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra
Women and The Hall
The Royal Albert Hall – Elgar Room
6th March 2018

Special guests: Katy B, Francesca Lombardo, Holly Walker (of Maribou State), Lauren Baker and L’Aubaine Visuals.

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Doors are at 7:30pm and the event starts at 8:00pm

All proceeds from the evening will go to UN Women HeForShe charity

“The world is at a turning point. People everywhere understand and support the idea of gender equality. They know it’s not just a women’s issue, it’s a human rights issue. And when these powerful voices are heard, they will change the world. The time for that change is now.” – HeForShe mission statement

“Fresh, exciting, contemporary, yet of course, classical” Independent

“An original and innovative show by a true pioneer” Mixmag

“The unique collaboration showcases their mind-blowing musicianship” Vice

“Simko has always sought out new ground, seized upon fresh ideas” Clash

“Danceable enough for the floor but so sophisticated, it can stand on its own.” Billboard

Chicago born producer, composer, pianist and DJ Kate Simko will bring her genre-bending London Electronic Orchestra to the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room on Tuesday 6th March. Kate & LEO’s performance will be part of the Women And the Hall series marking 100 years since the Representation of the People Act 1918 which gave women the vote in the UK.

Women And The Hall celebrates the women who formed the Royal Albert Hall’s history and were instrumental in the fight for women’s suffrage, and provides a platform for the women who are shaping our future, through a season of panels, film screenings and performances.

One of London’s most unique and innovative ensembles, Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra create a distinct sound that combines the intricacies and textures of classical instruments with electronic music; incorporating vintage synthesizers, organic sound design and live sequencing whilst bringing a new perspective to both genres. The group released their critically acclaimed self-titled LP on The Vinyl Factory in 2016.

Kate Simko is a musical magpie, remixing Philip Glass, collaborating with artists like Jamie Jones and Katy B, writing for orchestra, scoring films, and captivating audiences worldwide with her LEO shows and at clubs worldwide as an in-demand house DJ. Her music reflects the influences of underground sounds, as well as her background in classical piano and jazz music.

The second half of 2017 saw Kate & LEO embark on their first U.S tour selling out shows in New York and Chicago, and a rooftop set in Washington DC. With the year drawing to a close, Kate & LEO performed at London’s iconic Jazz Café in August.

You can watch a live performance from Kate & LEO here

Curated by Kate Simko the evening at The Royal Albert Hall aims to – “Bringing together a group of talented females artists from a spectrum of arts mediums to help a wonderful cause”

Kate will also be joined by a number of special performances including:

Katy B barely needs an introduction, rising up from the underground of Magnetic Man and Rinse FM success to a #1 on the UK charts. Katy collaborated with Jamie Jones, Kate and LEO on the stunning ‘Dark Delirium’ from her album ‘Honey’, which will be performed live for the first time at the Hall.

Francesca Lombardo, an Italian born DJ and classically-trained musician, will be debuting a piece off her upcoming album with a special acoustic piano performance.

Holly Walker is a London-based singer who has impressed on a global scale with her collaboration with Maribou State. This will be a sneak preview at some of her new material coming this year.

Art by Lauren Baker who has showcased her works at the Tate Modern and the V&A as well as being regularly commissioned by high profile clients like Harrods and London Design Festival. She considers her higher purpose to be to find inner strength and inspire others, vitally channeling female empowerment through her work.

Visuals by L’Aubaine Visuals Laurie Bender is a visual artist from Geneva based in London. All the elements in her work are self-produced as she combines analogue and digital, hand-drawn animations, photography and film. She creates a unique style by mixing techniques in an unusual and elegant way.

Film by Alicia Macdonald Alicia’s film debut was back in 2015; a comedy short called ‘Otherwise Engaged’ which was invited to a host of festivals including BFI London Film Festival and it continues to garner a hugely positive response. Her latest work was part funded by Film London and stars Lesley Manville. Catch a look here

 

MAX CHAPMAN & JACKY – ADDICTED FEAT. CHARLIE SANDERSON

MAX CHAPMAN & JACKY EVOLVE THEIR SOUND WITH NEW SINGLE ‘ADDICTED’

LISTEN TO ADDICTED HERE 

Max Chapman and Jacky, two of the UK’s fastest rising underground DJs, bring their bold electronica sounds to FFRR with a brand new single ‘Addicted’ featuring Charlie Sanderson.

‘Addicted’ calls on a classic 2-step beat with a deep and soulful bassline next to vocals from Charlie Sanderson whose smooth, radiant voice supplies the track with an old-skool vibe. Brimming with an underground aesthetic ‘Addicted’ is primed for success across clubs, radio and playlists.

Hot Creations, elrow and VIVa artist Max Chapman has been causing waves with his heavy-rotated dance-floor productions. Picking up two Beatport number ones in the last 12 months and winning support from BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong and Danny Howard, the London artist also spins a residency on Pioneer Radio and has garnered critical acclaim for his debut album ‘Catch Me If You Can’ with DJ Magand Mixmag both awarding the record ‘9/10s’ scores.

Add to this support from the most influential names in the business like Jamie JonesAdam BeyerRiva StarrSteve LawlerHot Since 82Loco Dice, and Nic Fanciulli; storming sets at SpaceAmnesiaSankeys and Privilege, not to mention one career defining Boiler Room set at Lost Beach club Ecuador and it’s easy to see to justify the heat on Max Chapman.

A packed 2018 is on the horizon for Max too with shows across the UK, remixes for the likes of Gorgon City and Disciples, as well as a special appearance at Paradise Ibiza among many other dates yet to be announced.

Teaming up with Max is Jacky. Hailing from Newcastle, Jacky’s ever evolving house infused sound has seen him become a regular with a number of seminal international promotions including Barcelona based institution elrow. His own event series – Jacky & Friends – has left its mark on clubs across the UK and Ibiza including Sankeys MCRFire LondonDigital NewcastleMint Warehouse LeedsEden Ibizaand Benimussa Park. Having launched in summer 2016, Jacky & Friends has quickly proved itself as a key platform for new underground electronic music.

Releases on VIVa MUSiCDFTD, a residency at Defected’s infamous Ibiza parties, and support from Steve LawlerSkreamMarco CarolaNick Curly and more have kept Jacky firmly at the top of everybody’s ‘ones to watch’ radar for 2018.

MAX CHAPMAN & JACKY – ADDICTED FEAT. CHARLIE SANDERSON 

  1. Addicted Feat. Charlie Sanderson

 

OUT NOW: Rub!k & Ruddaz – Kiki

 

Sometimes the music is so freakin’ good it does not even need a vocal, and this is exactly the case of ‘Kiki’ a very special tune released today.

After dropping ‘CFEN’ on Armada Captivating last year, Rub!k is back doing what he does best. Made in collaboration with Ruddaz, ‘Kiki’ cranks up the intensity level through its impactful drums and colossal melody, ensuring a tidal wave of power every clubber can pump his fist to. ‘Kiki’ is where your unforgettable night out begins.

Let’s grab it here

ZOO BRAZIL – POINT OF VIEW

A point of view indeed. One musician’s of course, but that of an individual who’s proved – over many a year – to be as scene-enduring as he’s been artistically inspirational. Whilst Zoo Brazil may not make longplayers all that often, when he delivers, they typically become classics in their own right or simply works of electronic art.

The auteurish nature of John Andersson has given those releases the cachet, not simply of influence and cool, but evermore of rarity. Its title a casual allusion to John’s sonic bearing, ‘Point Of View’ is his first album statement since 2012’s ‘Any Moment Now’. Specifically that bearing encompasses the strata of classic, deep and tech house, with its tracks existing without exception in the hinterlands between.

A 10-track collection, ‘Point Of View’ lays bare the inner workings of John’s musical mind. While it draws themes and strand-influences from music spanning 40 years or more, don’t expect that to be as gauche as to be overt. Featuring the M/F vocal pairing of Wolf and Moon, the album opens with ‘From A Distance’. The German duo’s dream-folk song underpinned by John’s nagging, resolute groove, casual string strum and deep set bass throb. Following you’ll find former single ‘Never Had’. Advanced by Niara’s soulfully housey tones and spiritual lyrics, John’s extends its clubfloor range with bassy sub-riffs and a chiming top line. Continuing its vocal lean, gothic synth strains backset by timbale percussion gather the ether for ‘Nine Mind’, while Mama’s considered, mediative lyrics & vocals condition its latter stages.

 

A cautionary tale rendered as song, ‘Careful’ is the second showing on the album for the moodier two-handed tones of Wolf and Moon. ‘Shadow’ meanwhile reteams Zoo Brazil with ‘Heart’s A Legend’ frontman Philip. Edgier waveforms spar stylistically with curling guitar strains, while a simple looping hook underscores it. Marking one of ‘P.O.V.’s most classically house-ish moments, Philadelphia’s Ursula Rucker’s half spoken/half sung paean provides the emotional anchor for ‘In My Time’. On the surface ‘The Relax’ is bluesy in feel, but its darker, more technotic underbelly has other ideas – a tempo shifting b-line giving it a deliciously subversive undertow.

 

‘Point Of View’s third & final act of sees its needle swing over to the tech-house side. It becomes vocally more taciturn and focused on the deep, the atmospheric and the dubby. ‘It Takes Two’ gives the tempo gas a tap and mines more drama from its peaks, drops and moodily held bass notes. Ostensibly mild mannered in intro, ‘Waiting’s elements pull a midpoint fast one, unexpectedly and dramatically throwing in the big strings. Strings of a more violin-like nature pervade album swansong ‘Empty Minds’. Cryptic of mind, esoteric in delivery, its idiosyncratic final production flourish will doubtless delight seasoned Zoo Brazil watchers.

Released February 9th – you can order Zoo Brazil’s ‘Point Of View’ HERE

 

Track list:

  1. From A Distance (featuring Wolf and Moon) (5:55)
  2.  Never Had (featuring Niara) (4:43)
  3. Nine Mind (featuring Mama) (6:08)
  4. Careful (featuring Wolf and Moon) (6:36)
  5. Shadows (featuring Philip) (6:06)
  6. In My Time (featuring Ursula Rucker) (5:59)
  7. The Relax (5:13)
  8. It Takes Two (7:23)
  9. Waiting (6:22)
  10.  Empty Minds (6:07)

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