Constipated Monkeys may not be the most well-known pseudonym of either Harry Romero or Jose Nuñez, but that doesn’t make the music crafted up under their moniker any less effective on the dance floor. Back in the studio for the first time since 1997 classic ‘Cro Magnon’, they now see Marco Lys deliver a splendid remix of ‘Music Takes Control’, released on Erick Morillo’s Subliminal Records.
The first of several new productions to come from Harry Romero and Jose Nuñez under their Constipated Monkeys alias, ‘Music Takes Control’ has crowds diving head-first into a sound mash that makes them go wild at every turn. Given that extra bit of spice by Marco Lys, this groove-heavy creation will keep fans going for weeks, at least until a fresh take on Constipated Monkeys classic ‘Cro Magnon’ – which marked the first release on Subliminal Records and laid the foundations of the label’s sound – starts setting dance floors ablaze next.
Born and raised in Venice, Marco Lys is one of dance music’s long-lasting household names. Known for the plethora of hypnotic sounds gracing his productions as well as his live sets, the Italian Tech House maestro continues to push boundaries and does so again with his rendition of ‘Music Takes Control’.
could you call it a proper Trance Thursday without the adventures of our hero Armin van Buuren ??
This week Armin visits a country with long going history. Between two ancient buildings he delivers a very special set…Curios to watch yet??
The DJ Mag Top 100 DJs is the globe’s biggest music poll over the past 24 years, the DJ Mag Top 100 amasses over 1 million annual votes, and has positioned itself as the ultimate guide to the world’s best DJs. Previous No.1 DJs include Martin Garrix, Armin van Buuren,Hardwell, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Tiësto and Carl Cox. This year’s poll is now closed, and results are in, making AMF the most in-demand and thrilling event for dance music lovers all across the planet.
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A LETTER TO MY FANS
After countless hours in the studio and years spent crossing the globe, I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be releasing CLUBLIFE VOL. 5 this fall!
My CLUBLIFE series began with Las Vegas, and later volumes have been inspired by Miami, Stockholm, and New York. These cities influence me on a personal level, but also represent places that are moving dance music forward.
It felt only natural that the backdrop for the next installment of CLUBLIFE be a country with energy, creativity, and originality. A place where DJs and fans are taking new risks within the genre and culture of dance music, helping it evolve as a truly global community and sound.
What better place than China?
The CLUBLIFE series is special to me, and that’s why I’ve worked hard to curate a collection of tracks for VOL. 5 that capture the spirit of my experiences in China.
I can’t wait to share my new music with you.
The Cologne/Berlin based duo return to their Superfriends Records home once again for ‘Huso’.
Climbing to uncharted heights of dance-music popularity, Andhim have been releasing their distinguished style of sample-heavy ‘Super House’ since 2010, reaching the ears of the masses on some of the most celebrated labels around.
Demonstrating the pair’s eclectic and distinctly musical production style, ‘Huso’ kicks off the EP with Eastern-flavored melodies, soaring synths and low-slung drums that inject a momentum certain to ignite any dancefloor the track comes into contact with.
“Compared to our previous releases on the label ‘Huso’ goes a totally new direction again. We just love to show our full spectrum. This time we gave the music an oriental touch which we never did before.” – Andhim
‘Amene’ wraps up the 2 track ‘Huso’ and does so in an idiosyncratic but ambitious style. Synth stabs seep in and out of focus alongside off-kilter beats before exotic vocal samples help create a hypnotic aesthetic.
Andhim’s huge gig-schedule has seen them bring their music to all corners of the globe. It’s also enabled them to pick up a wealth of influences that the world has to offer. The result is a stitching together of many different genres and styles, which makes each Andhim release an entirely unique affair.
‘Huso’ precisely demonstrates this and is sure to be a success among Andhim’s rapidly growing fan base all over the world.
Let’s grab it here
Andhim – ‘Huso’
‘Huso’ EP is Out Now through Superfriends Records
When we talk about trance events in Italy, there is a name who stands out as main organizer : Gianluca Ferrandu!
Let’s meet him and see what he can tell us about his great coming back for the upcoming season!!
TBA: Hi Gianluca, for many years your name has been associated to all the trance events in Italy, can you tell us how did you start?
TG: Trance Gate was born in 2005, after I took part in a huge amount of parties abroad, I kept asking myself why we didn’t have any parties like those ones, here in Italy, so I just decided to give it a try and arrange some events in my home town, Milan. 12 years later, here I am, as excited as I was back then!
TBA: Which are the difficulties a promoter/organizer faces when he/she want to create and promote an event?
TG: Organizing an event is not that hard, the difficult thing is to find the right guest who can be appealing for the people to enjoy the party. The fact there are not so many parties doesn’t mean we have to ask people to settle for whoever. Personally, I try to introduce always new names, you always need to renew.
TBA: And where do we stand right now? How do you see the trance scene at the moment?
TG: Right now, globally, it seems like it’s more important the single event than the music quality , but this is my humble opinion, I know many of you won’t agree.
TBA: Which differences do you see between the international scene and the italian one, and how do you think we could improve ?
TG: Talking about clubs, there are not many differences, I’d say it’s even easier to arrange an event here. Speaking about festivals though, we are not able to arrange something like that in Italy yet.
TBA: Are you working on something new now ? Something you can tell us?
TG: Well next month, October 7th Trance Gate is coming with a bang.
TBA: What do you have in store re for us?
TG: I am introducing you to the “Trance Gate Festival” in the beautiful location of the club SPACE 25 Via Toffetti 25 in Milan,
It’s the second “Trance Gate Winter Festival”.
It is something still more related to a club than a proper festival but with more guests and longer than a classic night at the club.
TBA: Can you mention us a fun fact that involved one of the artists you worked with?
TG: A couple of years ago we had to literally lift off the dj booth of something like 50 cm during the night to allow our giant guest Menno de Jong to perform
TBA: So ,you brought so many artists in Italy, who’s is still on your wish list?
TG: Afternova, Mark Sherry, Alex Morph!
TBA: What would you say to all the italian trancers?
TG: I just would like to thank everyone who attended at least one of all the Trance Gate events we aranged.
And I hope to be able to bring more people closer to this kind of music soon!
Quando si parla di eventi trance in Italia, il primo nome che ci viene in mente come organizzatore è: Gianluca Ferrandu.
Andiamo ad incontrarlo e vediamo cosa ci racconta a proposito della stagione in arrivo!!
TBA: Ciao Gianluca! Per anni abbiamo associato il tuo nome agli eventi trance in Italia, ci racconti come hai iniziato?
TG: Trance Gate nasce nel 2005, dopo aver partecipato a decine di eventi all’estero, mi continuavo a domandare come mai non ci fosse nessuna festa di questo tipo in Italia, cosi decisi di provare ad organizzare qualche evento nella mia città natale, Milano. A distanza di 12 anni eccomi ancora qua non lo stesso entusiasmo del primo giorno!
TBA: Quali difficoltà incontra un promoter/organizzatore in Italia quando vuole creare e promuovere un evento?
TG: Organizzare un evento non è complicatissimo, la cosa difficile è riuscire a trovare l’ospite giusto , che possa invogliare gli amanti del genere a partecipare. Il fatto che non ci siano molti eventi non significa dover chiedere ai partecipanti di accontentarsi con uno o due ospiti a caso.
Personalmente cerco di proporre sempre nomi nuovi, bisogna cercare sempre di rinnovarsi 🙂
TBA: Adesso a che punto siamo? come vedi la scena trance al momento?
TG: Al momento , parlo a livello globale, è diventato più importante il singolo evento, a discapito della qualità musicale.
Ovviamente questo è solo il mio parere, molti non la penseranno così
TBA: Quali differenze noti tra la scena internazionale e la nostra e dove e come pensi potremmo migliorare?
TG: A livello di club non noto molte differenze, anzi, credo sia più facile organizzare un evento qui da noi.
A livello di festival ovviamente non ci sono ancora i numeri per poter proporre qualcosa di simile qui da noi!
TBA: Stai lavorando a qualche progetto che ci puoi già rivelare?( o accennare)
TG: Sto per iniziare ad organizzare il secondo “Trance Gate Winter Festival”.
nella bellissima location di SPACE 25 Via Toffetti 25 a Milano,
In realtà resta ancora un evento più collegato ad una situazione da club, ma con un numero maggiore di ospiti e con una durata più lunga rispetto ad una classica serata da discoteca.
TBA: Ci racconti un aneddoto simpatico capitato in una tua serata che abbia coinvolto un artista?
TG: Un paio di anni fa dovemmo letteralmente alzare di quasi mezzo metro, a serata in corso, la consolle, per permettere a quel gigante di Menno De Jong di potersi esibire 🙂
TBA: Hai portato tanti artisti in Italia, chi resta ancora nella tua wish list?
TG: Afternova, Mark Sherry, Alex Morph!
TBA: Cosa diresti ai trancers italiani?
TG: Voglio ringraziare tutti coloro che hanno partecipato ad almeno uno degli eventi Trance che abbiamo organizzato.
E speriamo di poter far avvicinare al genere altre persone in futuro!
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David Gravell just decided to gift us all with the free download of his Rmx of the tune yeah Yeah yeahs- Heads Will Roll!
A catchy housey tune to which he gave his very own personal twist with a powerful infusion of a sick synthline!
He’s been playing this tune on all the gigs lately and blasted it out during his Tomorrowland’s set as well
Re-watch it here:
Now this catching and captivating tune is available for you to download
What else can we say ?
Thanks for the treat man!!
The courage to keep renewing and the willpower to continuously improve are key for the organization and the success of Grotesque events. “Often magic is created through small, simple acts. Those little striking moments make it all a night to remember”.
Grotesque Indoor Festival will be hosting 3 areas focused on Trance, Psy&Tech & House Classics. Aside of the stages, the Festival Market will make room for a special Silent Disco Party, for a complete sense stimulation experience. The uniquel Mardi Gras concept will play a significant role in the night, whereas production-wise nothing can be considered over-the-top.
“With new inspiration and last years positive responses, were planning to go a step further. Acrobatics, humor and sensation will be the main feeling and vibe in the three areas but also in the corridors, at the festival market or the lounge area! #GIF300 is more than the average club night!” – PTEvents.
Grotesque Indoor Festival is the largest indoor Trance event in The Netherlands. Focusing on production, special entertainment, artistry, theater-inspired elements and performers, it for sure makes it the most innovation and thought-of event in Western Europe.
2nd Phase – Adam Seller – Dano -Darren Porter – Fausto – Indecent Noise – Marco V – Mark Sherry – RAM – Renji – Reorder – Santito – Sneijder – Spider – Standerwick – Super8 & Tab – Toyax – MC da Silva
Have you watched the weekly vlog by Armin van Buuren yet? Always so funny to catch up with his adventures around the world, don’t you think?
Sunday 17th September
Debuting Special Guests:
Under The Influence is a new club concept hosted at Underground Ibiza, a venue that set out to retain an authentic approach to Ibizan clubbing and reflects the original philosophy of the island as a place for all to party. Underground is a rare club that values quality music and an honest, inclusive clubbing experience over the ever-increasing prevalence of VIPs and fast-growing commercialism.
Under The Influence aims to bring together DJs and producers that have had a direct impact and influence over each other’s respective careers.
Debuting this new concept is renowned and respected label boss of R&S Records, Renaat Vandepapeliere. As a label head and DJ, Renaat’s reputation is one held with momentous regard. From his charming character and technical DJing to his renowned A&R skills, Renaat has helped shape modern underground dance music like few others.
He is joined by Maceo Plex, a long-term fan of Renaat, considering him and the output of his label as a vital influence on his sound. In 1983 Renaat founded R&S Records and by 1995 R&S was the leading underground dance label and authority, introducing Joey Beltram, Derrick May and Aphex Twin to the world and propelling Renaat to the higher echelons of underground dance music in the process.
‘R&S has played an influential role in the music I play and make as an artist and still does today. It is a testament of the skill Renaat has as a tastemaker and visionary in the record business. Looking forward to exploring the depths of our music collection’. Maceo Plex
Together, for one special event, they come together to showcase the music that has both influenced and shaped the industry they love and respect, all the while taking the crowd through the glorious heritage of the beautiful music that has been a part of their respective journeys in dance music.