Following in the footsteps of fellow Dirtybirds Julio Bashmore and Eats Everything, British native Breach has crafted an incredibly sexy bass offering with his latest EP, Jack. Equal parts grimy and hypnotic, both the title track and ‘Let’s Get Hot’ embody the groovy, bottom heavy sound that label fans have come to expect from the ever innovative Dirtybird Records.
Although just officially released yesterday, both tracks have already become set favorites of the flock leader himself, Claude VonStroke, as well as the legendary Carl Cox, both of whom dropped a little Breach during WMC. VonStroke was actually so enamored with ‘Jack’ after his very first listen that he edited Breach’s original 2-minute clip while on his way to a show so he could drop it that very night. Not surprisingly, VonStroke is calling it ‘one of the best records of the year’.
On February 22nd, the DJ/producer who created the mammoth track “Now Let Me See You Work”, Joe Brunning finally makes his NYC debut at the dungeon-esque venue other wise known as Sullivan Room. The dimmed lights and brick walls of Sullivan Room will only enhance the vibe that the once announced youngest “UK DMC” is going to cook up – honing his own style of dark, latin-infused techno. Being highly supported by legendary acts such as Carl Cox and having original productions on Bedroom Bedlam, Cr2, and of course Intec Digital – this is not a debut that you want to miss!
The fun doesn’t stop there as Brunning has Louie Vegas, Michael Anthony, and Larosa to start off the night with the perfect groove.
Labeled as having a “terrifying” techno sound by Pete Tong – rising star Nicole Moudaber makes her triumphant return NYC at Dekalb Market this Sunday! The last time this Nigerian native was at Cielo, she blew the roof off with the help of BekAudio’s owner Gary Beck and of course, Cielo’s impeccable sound system.
Many prestigious dance music icons such as Carl Cox have crowned Moudaber as a lady to keep an eye out for. Throughout the year she has been consistently producing tracks of her own as well as collabs with Victor Calderone that have been charted very highly on BeatPort’s techno/minimal charts.
Don’t be shy, come and see this what this Techno queen has to offer, don’t forget to pick up your tickets as they are going fast! Check out our exclusive interview with Nicole here.
Guti is a musician before a DJ; something that is a rarity in todays saturated dance music market. An amazingly talented piano player turned producer, Guti was quickly snagged by Loco Dice’s Desolat camp and turned into a recognizable name in the underground niche. Having been supported by big names like Marco Carola, Carl Cox and Ricardo Villalobos, Guti wasÂ commissionedÂ to do the coveted Essential Mix by Pete Tong (posted below), and decided to do somethingÂ unprecedented: use only his own tracks in the mix. This along with his live playing style and unique musical background have brought him to the forefront of the scene. As he opened the night at an amazing yacht party featuring Guy Gerber and Lee Curtiss (Visionquest) thrown by NYC’s favorite underground party outfit Verboten, it is pretty easy to tell why he has become a big name. Read on to hear about his relationship with Loco Dice and Martin Buttrich, what he thinks of New York, and what it was like to do the Essential Mix.
“Dice is the boss. Dice put me on the spot. I toured the world for two years with him. I learned how to play for 7,000 people with Dice. He taught me how to face a big crowd and feel like you are in the living room of your own house”
Oh yes oh yes! First off, a big happy birthday to dance music icon, legend, god and multi-deck wizard – Carl Cox! Growing up in the UK, Cox always had a magnetic pull to groovy music such as Aretha Franklin & Booker T – thanks to his parents who grew up to the funky island sounds in Barbados. Musical magic began to happen once he reached the age of 15, collecting all the soul and funk tracks he could and spending all his money on his first pair of decks.
” guess the early signs were there – my passion for music combined with an over-whelming desire to entertain as many people as possible.”
Mid-80′s, everything changed – the discovery of Acid House presented itself to Cox in Brighton and the rest is history. From being the first disc jockey to think of hooking up a third deck to his first single “I want you” – Carl Cox has YET to do something wrong in dance music history.
Not convinced yet? Take a listen to his FIRST essential mix (which includes huge milestone tracks such as Makusa Inc – Africa) and create your own opinion. Mr. Cox has had over 20+ essential mixes – either live or studio recordings and every single one is worth the time spent to listen.
9/10/94 Essential Mix
This legend, as well as a handful of others, are the reason we have evolved to to such high masses and for that we thank you!
For fans that make the annual pilgrimage to what can only be described as the mecca of house music, Miami Music Week, held every March in sunny Miami, this video will be like a walk down memory lane. What goes down in Miami during the week, marked by hundreds of electronic music events and perhaps the largest gathering of aficionados each year at Ultra Music Festival, can be hard to put into words. It’s an experience unlike any other, when thousands of fans, DJs, producers and industry folk descend upon the city and all other activity nearly grinds to a halt. So if you didn’t go, check out the movie to see what you missed and should experience next year. If you did go, get a box of tissues ready as you’ll likely feel terribly nostalgic.
The festival asks that you share your thoughts with a tweet using the following marks: @ultramusic @umftv #CANUFEELIT. So give them some feedback on this impressive production.
Skrillex will embark upon his Full Flex Express tour, which is a train tour across Canada, with support from Pretty Lights, Diplo, Grimes, Koan Sound, and TokiMonsta. The idea is to recreate a similar train tour that took place over 40 years ago and featured timeless acts such as The Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin. Skrillex and Co. were inspired by Mumford and Sons and Edward Sharpe, who also did a similar tour last year. Unfortunately, the tour will make no U.S stops, but you can be sure there will be some highly entertaining YouTube clips that will come from the tour. The tour dates are as follows:
Fri. July 13 – Toronto – Fort York
Sat. July 14 – Ottawa – Ottawa Blues Fest*
Sun. July 15 – Montreal – Parc Jean Drapeau
Wed. July 18 – Winnipeg – Shaw Park
Frid. July 20 – Edmonton – Kinsmen Park
Sun. July 22 – Vancouver – PNE Coliseum
Due to the mass hysteria that has recently graced the electronic dance music scene in the United States, Ultra really went all out with regards to their underground acts and stage production. Not everyone at the festival was rushing to the main stage to hear Avicii play ‘Levels’ or David Guetta play his new collaboration with Nicky Romero, ‘Metropolis’. There was a large contingent of underground enthusiasts, and they certainly got their fix. With hard-hitters like Jamie Jones, Magda, Sven Vath, Maya Jane Coles, and the all-mighty Carl Cox on the bill, the techno enthusiasts were pleased with not only the line-up across the stages/arenas, but also the production.
Over the course of Saturday and Sunday, the Cocoon Arena, UMF WorldWide Stage, and the UMF Ibiza Stage graced some of the biggest acts in the deep house, tech house, and techno scene. The production was remarkable, the sound was astounding, and the crowd and vibe were unbelievable. Of course, the parties that accompany Miami Music Week have much of the same attributes, but there is just something about the actual festival that makes for a unique and awesome experience, especially when it came to the underground genres. After the jump is a brief recap of some fantastic sets from Sinden, Seth Troxler, Magda, Carl Cox, Tale Of Us, Maya Jane Coles, and Jamie Jones.Â (more…)