Monday, 4 March 2019

Warden Releases the Beast with New Track ‘Together Forever’


“Your former lover returns to seek revenge for a past you want to forget. She will never let you forget. You will be stuck with her together, forever.” as described by LA based producer, Warden himself in the synopsis for his new track ‘Together Forever’, released through the Pinnacle Collective on 26 February. 

Built to get your heart pounding with adrenaline, the track is thick with percussion that almost threatens to punch a hole right through your chest. It’s intense to say the least. All the while, the taunting voice of this vixen of a women reminds you that really, there’s nowhere to run. Reminds me of the legend of Lilith if you ask me and maybe fitting so as the track in question ‘Together Forever’ is demonic in nature, in the best possible way of course.

Have a listen to 'Together Forever' here.



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Haywyre Shows His True ‘Form’ with his Second Installment of the Panorama Series


Following the release of part one to the Panorama series late last year, Indiana local Martin Vogt, AKA Haywyre has seen fit to, only three months later, release part two, entitled Form. The release exactly the kind of funky groove you would expect from the dynamic producer. 

While some would argue that the use of a single instrument runs the risk of getting stale and redundant, I say, “My friend you clearly haven’t heard of any musician in your life in the history of music, have you?” And the legends I’m referring to didn’t even have electronic melodies and elements to back their music up either. Haywyre is a beast on the keyboard and showcases it perfectly with this new release. My only critique is the heavy use of the ‘T-Pain mic’ for vocals. Other than that, the entire 14 minutes is about the grooviest thing you’ll find around these days. 

Have a listen to Form here.




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Thursday, 14 February 2019

French Touch pioneers, Digitalism, put their disco spin on Uppermost's 'Better Days Ahead' ahead of compilation release


Digitalism are one of the first name you think of when speaking about French Touch (or French House as it's also become known). Considered peers by the likes of Daft Punk and Soul Wax, whenever you see their name in front of the word "remix" you simply know that you're about to turn your speakers up. 

Their first release for 2019 since their remix of Superorganism's 'Night Time', the duo went for Uppermost's track, 'Better Days Ahead'. While we're on the topic, this track is taken from Uppermost's upcoming compilation album Uppwind On Air. A first for his Uppwind Records label, Behdad (Uppermost) curated some fo the finest tracks around to present an album of tracks that he truly believes in. Not inspired by making a profit, but instead inspired by releasing and supporting art created by like-minded individuals. The compilation is set for release on the 8th of March. 

The new rendition from French Touch pioneers Digitalism, sees them transforming the soothing and uplifting melodies of the original, into a hard-hitting (and foot stomping) club-ready track. ‘Uppermost - Better Days Ahead (Digitalism Better Beats Ahead)’ is a prime introduction to the whole compilation and a testament to what Digitalism are known for.


More information on Uppermost's anticipated compilation, 'Uppwind on Air' that's set for release on the 8th of March:

Compilation tracklist:

  1. Uppermost - Better Days Ahead (Digitalism Better Beats Ahead)
  2. A.M.R - Flight
  3. Uppermost ft. Jack Lena - Days And Nights
  4. Elder Island - Welcome State
  5. Furrer Feat. Waltz - Harmonies
  6. Howle - Phase
  7. Mesita - Compliments
  8. Randloev - Patience
  9. Direct - Oath
  10. Last Island - Only Up
  11. Joe Garston - All Day
  12. Uppermost - Step By Step (Satin Jackets Remix)
  13. Remy Bourgeois - Closing It All
  14. Medium Douce - Phase
  15. Kamil Beker - Hold On
  16. Siarate - Trainspotting

On this upcoming compilation, Uppermost comments, “I am happy and proud to put out the label's very first compilation. I've always been looking for ways to showcase the work of talented and passionate people through an independent brand that focuses on quality rather than quantity. I also took this opportunity to include a brand new track of mine featuring Jack Lena's amazing voice. It follows the new direction I took a few months ago, going away from the expectations of success and fame, focusing on the things that truly matter to my heart.

Image: Luc Negri

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Global powerhouse duo, Seeb, enlist Jay Pryor for a remix of 'Grip' alongside Bastille


Notable for adding their Midas touch to other artists tracks, Norwegian heavyweights Seeb enlist the talents of Jay Pryor for a fresh new spin on ‘Grip’ - their collaborating single with Bastille

Grip’ was released late last year and has already amassed over 26M Spotify streams alone. The production duo proves themselves to be no less masterful at taking another artist’s musical vision and enhancing it with their own unique take on dance-floor hits with a human sensibility. ‘Grip’ is an unconventional blend of melancholy and euphoria, merging Bastille’s infectious lyrics and Dan Smith’s unique vocals with Seeb’'s undeniable production prowess. The track is also featured on Bastille’'s highly anticipated fourth Mixtape, ‘Other People’s Heartache Pt.4 out now.

Since the release of the official video, the track has been reinvented by house producer Jay Pryor, who has previously remixed hits for Louis Tomlinson, Steve Aoki, Digital Farm Animals and Snakehips. Racking up millions of streams between remixes and personal releases, Pryor is making a name for himself one track at a time.

Electrifying from the off, the remix gradually raises the track to an energy level that cannot be topped. With a bright and blissful chorus backed by vivacious electronic embellishments, this remix manages to take an already stellar track and turn it into something surprisingly original and refreshing.

Starting with their truly game changing remix of Mike Posner’'s I Took A Pill in Ibiza’ through to their work with the likes of Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Tove Lo and OneRepublic, chances are that you’'ve heard the music of Seeb or at least their influence – even if you may not already be aware of who they are.

Simen Eriksrud and musical partner Espen Berg formed Seeb through their love of defying genre and chasing the most fresh and original sounds. They scored a Hype Machine No.1 with their remix of Kiesza’'s ‘Cut Me Loose’, before extending their unique technique of vocal chopping on their globe-conquering take on Mike Posner’'s ‘I Took A Pill in Ibiza’. It hit No.2 on the Global Spotify Chart, No.4 on Billboard Hot 100, became a world radio and dancefloor smash, soon becoming the second most played song globally in 2016.

Before long, Chris Martin invited them to remix Coldplay’'s ‘Hymn For The Weekend’, they gave a new sense of colour to Taylor Swift’'s ‘Delicate’, OneRepublic asked them to collaborate on ‘Rich Love’ and their adventurous and runaway original tracks with the likes of Skylar Grey and Dagny had them amassing over 4 billion streams in just two years.

With their own music, their own vision and living on their own terms, they’re taking things far beyond what they or anyone else ever thought possible. Now it’s time for the world to catch up with Seeb. You will know their name.


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Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Electronic duo, SACRE, continues the story of their concept album, with the second part of the story in '08:00 PM JUNGLIZATION'


Not only are they probably the best-dressed musicians in the world right now, but SACRE is pushing the boundaries of how we approach an album, redefining what it means to convey a message through music.

Parisian duo, SACRE has released ‘08:00 PM JUNGLIZATION’ their second single from their upcoming album LOVE REVOLUTION. Now, if you’re thinking that the titles to the track’s they’ve been releasing might look odd, there’s a perfectly good explanation to it all.

The concept behind LOVE REVOLUTION is to immerse the listener in a story. Once the full album is released, all of the tracks will be successive, starting at 07:00PM and running until 06:00AM and feature a timestamp to indicate this. Each track features a new character, and each storyline follows on from the previous one, until eventually all 12 characters intercept for a magical, mystical ending.
To accompany the releases, SACRE worked with photographer Thomas Braut, and will release the corresponding photograph to the track on Instagram, on each track’s release day. Utilising social media as a means to spread their message, LOVE REVOLUTION’s “story” will be shared as a Facebook story as the plot progresses. LOVE REVOLUTION is more than a mere album, it is on ongoing narrative, combining  art, music and social media.


As people, we live for art. This is what we portray with this album. We are 360°, full circle creators on LOVE REVOLUTION. We are writing a story, writing the tracks, writing the lyrics, recording, singing, producing, designing the scenes and the outfits, as well as designing our own logo and the visuals we share.” they say.

With all that in mind, their latest release ‘08:00 PM JUNGLIZATION’ continues on from the story of '07:00 PM VAHINE’, so if you want to fully grasp this track, you need to listen to that first. But luckily, this track is fantastic on its own as well and does not need the contextualisation it’s being offered with.

A quick recap on LOVE REVOLUTION
Where we are in the story: now It’s 8pm. The girl with the red beret is still dreaming in front on her vahine. On the other side of the city, a journalist from Radio 64 is interviewing Hawaii in a bar. The perfect occasion for him to be heard talking about love.

Take a listen to SACRE - 08:00 PM JUNGLIZATION below:


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Canadian Producer Dabin, returns with the emotional track 'Alive Ft. RUNN' ahead of second album


Toronto-based producer Dabin is back with an impassioned single, ‘Alive’ ahead of his second album ‘Wild Youth’, out March 22nd. Since the release of his debut album, ‘Two Hearts’, the melodic instrumentalist has worked tirelessly to perfect his sonic stories, bringing a rhythmically pure breath of fresh air with ‘Alive’.

Enrapturing listeners with delicate guitar melodies and mellifluous vocals from California based songstress RUNN, ‘Alive’ maneuvers between exhilarating drops and stunning emotional breakdowns. The track is a wildly joyous celebration of life, and one that serves as a perfect lead single for Dabin's second full-length album, 'Wild Youth'.

‘Alive’ kicks off 'Wild Youth' on a euphoric note, celebrating love, light, and all the beauty life has to offer. The evolution of Dabin’s artistic prowess is evident in his upcoming 10 track LP as he continues to bring forth a message of positivity and growth through vibrant melodies and upbeat, exuberant cuts. Fans can see this sonic journey come to life on Dabin’s 'The Wild Youth Tour', which will see 14 stops, making its way through Texas, Louisiana, Colorado, California, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Minnesota, and Canada. The tour launches shortly after the release of ‘Wild Youth’ on March 22nd, and fans can purchase tickets to all shows HERE


Throughout 2018 Dabin shared the stage with melodic bass champion ILLENIUM on his Awake 2.0 tour, displaying his unique genre-defying live instrumentation across the globe. Now fans can catch the Toronto native across North America on his first ever headlining tour with Trivecta, William Black & IHF from March through the end of April. Previously collaborating with the likes of Seven Lions, SLANDER, and Said The Sky, Dabin has an expansive discography touching on quite a few subgenres of dance music. Amassing millions of plays across all streaming platforms since his ‘Two Hearts’ LP, ‘Alive’ is simply a taste of his forthcoming ‘Wild Youth’ LP which is set to be his greatest body of work yet.


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Thursday, 31 January 2019

Dimensions announces another forward thinking line up for 2019


Croatian essential mainstay Dimensions announces another forward thinking line up - pulling together all the fringes of the electronic music sphere for one last party at Fort Punta Christo from Wednesday 28th August - Sunday 1st September.

After eight years of exceptional programming, Dimensions will be saying goodbye to Fort Punta Christo and uniting 7,000 ravers for one last year with Jeff Mills, Omar-S, Hunee, Peggy Gou, Larry Heard aka Mr. Fingers live, Nina Kraviz, Paula Temple, Joy Orbison, Gilles Peterson, Call Super, Zip, Mr. Scruff, Andrew Weatherall, Craig Richards amongst an all-star line-up. Don't sleep on tickets

Each year, Dimensions Festival impresses with an immaculate line-up that unites the heaviest names from the electronic underground with new gen artists about to break through. Dimensions’ annual opening concert will set the tone for the weekend festivities playing host to one of electronic music’s most notable names, Jeff Mills. He is joined by one of the most iconic drummers from the past century Tony Allen, performing live in the stunning 2000-year-old amphitheatre. Joining them on the bill is Objekt, who will perform tracks from his critically acclaimed album with a new live show. Hunee also joins providing his perfect blend of soulful house and disco.

Dimensions are pulling out all the stops in 2019 as the festival continues to span house, electro, techno, acid, DnB, ambient and jazz, bringing together artists from all over the globe. Joining for each outing since its conception; Hessle Audio are back in the Moat with Ben UFO, Pearson Sound and Pangaea. Following stand-out appearances at last year’s festival, fellow electronic enthusiast Batu is also along for the ride showcasing his Timedance sound. Korean-born, Berlin based selector Peggy Gou will also be making a return to the festival, not forgetting Nina Kraviz who is an essential booking for the final send off following b2b performances in the Moat and Clearing for the last two years.

Staple selectors Andrew Weatherall, Vladimir Ivkovic and Identified Patient will be providing selections in the weird and wonderful, with sounds connecting everything from post punk and ebm to breaks and techno. Returning to Dimensions after a short hiatus, techno pioneer Blawan joins for the final outing as well DVS1, making a debut appearance at the fort. London born, Berlin based Call Super is also on hand to take ravers on a journey til the early hours, as is Joy Orbison.

Red Bull Music Academy alumni and Apeiron crew member Courtesy will be returning, alongside fellow alumni and label partner Solid Blake. Long term Fabric resident Craig Richards will be providing the late night arm raisers with an epic b2b with Nicolas Lutz whose taste revolves around the outskirts of dance floor culture. Elsewhere Stones Throw's epitome of good times and lord-of-funk, Dam-Funk is welcomed back with open arms.

On a darker tip, is the return of DnB pioneer dBridge, joined by fellow peers Fixate, Skeptical and SP:MC. Mumdance is also on duty drawing from grime, techno, hardcore and more. Bass weight and dub-heavy selections come from Deep Medi label boss and DMZ co-founder Mala alongside Commodo - known for pushing the boundaries in post-dubstep.


Not forgetting electro, Dimensions welcome back DJ Stingray, one of the champions of the Detroit sound, while DJ Bone demonstrates a rare insight into his collection of electro records. An ever-popular choice for fans of the sound, DMX Krew performs live electro with a twist, who will grace the festival alongside electro pioneer Radioactive Man, also performing a special live show.

House heads are in for a treat, as Chicago house legend Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers joins the final fort send-off. It doesn’t stop there, dancers can move to the eclectic, soulful sounds of music counessiours Hunee and Brownswood label owner Gilles Peterson, with Omar-S delivering that signature Detroit sound. Elsewhere, body-moving selections are guaranteed from two of London’s indomitable DJ’s Jane Fitz and Josey Rebelle, who earned her stripes at the infamous London club Plastic People, while two of Canada’s finest house exports Ciel and feel good selector Jayda G join for debut appearances.

Brothers and Detroit techno legends Octave One bring their live set to the festival, while self-confessed noisician Paula Temple and one of the people’s favourites from 2019, Croatian legend Petar Dundov and Skee Mask are on hand for a voyage in techno, as is Peach Discs’ label boss Shanti Celeste and Canadian ball of energy Peach.

Outer limit techno advocate Karen Gwyer is set to surprise fans with her live set, whilst woman of the hour Object Blue makes her Dimensions debut. Genre-bending Saoirse, whose selections span electro, house, dub, jazz and everything in between, will be joined by Swedish native SPFDJ who merges the fringes of techno, acid, hardcore and trance, alongside Manchester noise electro artist Afrodeutsche.

Very rare appearances come from two of the Perlon family as label boss Zip, who has been educating ravers since the 80s, joins Tokyo based Fumiya Tanaka alongside label-mate Binh for a special Perlon showcase. An unmissable stop for fans of the deep, dubbed-out, house-sound synonymous with the label.
On a Northern soulful tip are Manchester hip hop stars Children of Zeus, who are heading back to Dimensions with vinyl aficionado Mr. Scruff. The festival is excited to welcome Sadar Bahar whose taste spans gospel, funk, disco, jazz and soul. Also on hand are NTS’ Donna Leake and Melodies International label head Mafalda. London’s hotly tipped jazz crew Steam Down Orchestra are making their first appearance at the festival with a live performance while West African disco and soul enthusiast Awesome Tapes From Africa returns to the fort.


Dimensions Festival takes places in one of the most stunning locations on the globe, set in a spectacular abandoned fortress. Picture coast-side chilling, sunset beach sessions and exploring the labyrinths of the fort at night. Unique arenas are plentiful, in the fort find Noah’s Ballroom, The Void, The Garden, Subdub Arena and of course the 80-foot Moat, stacked high with speakers. Dimensions advise festival-goers to reserve a place via the deposit scheme or purchase a ticket as soon as possible.

Still to be announced are boat, beach and tunnel parties, stage takeovers and more. Pula is accessible by taxi from the site and is complete with transport links, apartment accommodation, and historic sites. For those wishing to camp on-site, or for more info on accommodation options including boutique camping, mobile homes and more, head to dimensionsfestival.com/accommodation/. Flight options from the UK are to Trieste, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Venice Treviso or Venice Marco- Polo airports, and then a transfer. Coach packages and flight packages are all available to view/purchase at dimensionsfestival.com/travel/. Keep your eyes on the Dimensions channels for further news on line-up, boat parties and artists, see you at the final year of the fort!



FULL A-Z LINE UP BELOW:

AFRODEUTSCHE - ALEX T - ALIENATA - ANDREW WEATHERALL - AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA - BATU - BINH - BLASHA & ALLATT - BLAWAN - BREAKAGE - BUTTER SIDE UP - CALL SUPER - CHILDREN OF ZEUS LIVE - CIEL - COMMODO - COSMIC SLOP - COURTESY - CRAIG RICHARDS - DAM FUNK LIVE - DARWIN - dBRIDGE - DIMENSIONS SOUNDSYSTEM - DJ BONE - DJ STINGRAY - DMX KREW LIVE - DOC SCOTT - DONNA LEAKE - DVS1 - ERIS DREW - FRANCESCO DEL GARDA - FUMIYA TANAKA - GABRIELLA VERGILOV - GENE ON EARTH - GILLES PETERSON - HAMISH & TOBY - HEELS & SOULS  - HELENA HAUFF - HESSLE AUDIO - BEN UFO, PANGAEA, PEARSON SOUND - HUNEE - IDENTIFIED PATIENT - IVAN KOMLINOVIC - JAGUAR - JAN KINCL & REGIS KATTIE - IMOGEN - JANE FITZ - JAYDA G - TONY ALLEN & JEFF MILLS LIVE - JENSEN INTERCEPTOR - JOACHIM - JOSEY REBELLE - JOY ORBISON - KAREN GWYER LIVE - KIARA SCURO - KIRSTI - LABUD - LARRY HEARD AKA MR FINGERS LIVE - LUCY LOCKET - LUKAS WIGFLEX - MAFALDA - MAKE ME - MALA - MARK TURNER - MICHAEL UPSON - MIMI - MISLAV - MOR ELIAN - MR SCRUFF - NICOLAZ LUTZ - NINA KRAVIZ - NU GUINEA DJ  - OBJECT BLUE - OCTAVE ONE LIVE - OMAR - OMAR S - PAULA TEMPLE - PEACH - PEGGY GOU - PETAR DUNDOV - PYTZEK - RADIOACTIVE MAN LIVE - SADAR BAHAR - SAOIRSE - SHANTI CELESTE - SKEE MASK - SKEPTICAL - SOLID BLAKE - SOURCE DIRECT - SP:MC - SPFDJ - STEAM DOWN ORCHESTRA - THE FOGSELLERS - THE GHOST - THE IRON GLOVE - TOM HANNAH - VLADIMIR IVKOVIC - VOLSTER - YURI - ZIP

Fort Punta Christo, Croatia
Wednesday 28th August (Opening Concert) - Sunday 1st September 2019
TICKETS: http://bit.ly/Dim19_tkts

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