Combining BOT and TAI, two producers from starkly different backgrounds and genres, could be risky. Instead, the result of this sort of collaboration evolves beautifully with the release of the Nuthin But Fire EP, four tracks of teamwork genius. Totally unique and impossible to categorize, the Nuthin But Fire EP stands heads above the rest with its blend of jungle and ‘90s breakbeat sounds. In the presence of two producers who truly understand what it means to make groundbreaking music, Nuthin But Fire blazes through the speakers and provides a sound that is unforgettable.
Archive for Crookers
Ministry of Sound has led the return of house music to the top of the UK singles charts in 2013 with hits from Duke Dumont feat A*M*E (No.1) and Chris Malinchak (No.2), and with summer finally here, Mike Mago’s ‘The Show’looks set to continue their run.
One of the biggest tracks of the moment, Mike Mago’s ‘The Show’ has become a staple for the likes of Zane Lowe, B Traits, Pete Tong, Toddla T and Danny Howard on Radio 1, with further support from 1Xtra’s Trevor Nelson, Cameo, DJ Target and Semtex, and Kiss’s Steve Smart.
‘The Show’s upscaled Chicago house vibe and sparkling piano break has ensured wide club appeal, with DJ’s such as Rudimental, The Magician, Crookers, Josh Wink, Tensnake and beyond making it an anthem across a thriving global club scene – from Ibiza to Croatia, and LA to Sydney.
Michiel Thomassen, aka Mike Mago, heads up Amsterdam-based BMKLTSCH RCRDS and has been curating what’s hot from Dutch soil and beyond for several years. His own tracks such as ‘The Power’ and ‘The Soul’ quickly brought him attention from the world’s leading blogs, which then became plays on specialist shows on Radio 1 and beyond.
Mago’s DJ schedule takes him all across Europe with shows in London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Lyon, Hamburg and Ibiza, playing festivals like Tomorrowland and clubs like Ministry of Sound. He’s currently busy in the studio working on a string of remixes for A-list artists as well as more original music.
Remixes for ‘The Show’ come from Friction, Friend Within, Louis La Roche and Patrick Hagenaar.
Mike Mago – The Show – Patrick Hagenaars Colour Code Club Mix -CLIP
Paper Diamond is the newest edition to Diplo’s Mad Decent label, with his brand of music fitting in nicely with his new label mates Major Lazer, Crookers and Rusko, among many others. His new EP entitled Wavesight was released May 3, and showcases Paper Diamond’s talent for incredible bass, electronic, and hip-hop styles.
Paper Diamond is also continuing his progression across the great expanse of America, taking his beats through the summer. He will be making appearences at several major festivals, including Electric Forest, What The Festival?!, Lollapalooza and Electric Zoo.
REMAINING SPRING AND SUMMER TOUR DATES
6/28 – 7/1 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest
7/8 – Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival
7/13 – Louisville, KY @ Official Forecastle Afterparty
7/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Global Dance Festival
7/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Brick
7/27 – 7/29 – White River, OR @ What The Festival?!
8/3 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
8/3 – 8/5 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
8/9 – 8/11 – Beech Mountain, NC @ Gnarnia Festival
8/11 – Bangor, ME @ Kah-Bang Festival
8/24 – 8/26 – Somerset, WI @ Somerset Amphitheater
9/2 – New York, NY @ Electric Zoo
9/21 – 9/23 – Pensacola Beach, FL @ DeLuna Fest
9/27 – 9/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Counterpoint Music Festival
FOR MORE INFORMATION
With support coming from Crookers, Plump DJ’s, Mighty Fools, Dave Nada, Joachim Garraud, Cassette Jam, Reset! Sharooz, Supabeatz, AC Slater, Tom Findlay (Groove Armada), Skream, Stanton Warriors, Dillon Francis and more, the rise of Red Sugar Records continues with a peak time and stylish club assault spear headed by label owners NAPT.
King Jitter EP out now
A. NAPT “King Jitter”
AA. NAPT “Treatise”
VATO GONZALEZ DROPS ‘BADMAN RIDDIM’ MUSIC VIDEO
What do a green monster, hot Japanese girls, laser beams and a shark’s vinyl attack have in common? On paper, absolutely nothing! But if you check out the brand new ‘Badman Riddim’ music video by Vato Gonzalez ft. Foreign Beggars, it will hopefully all make sense. Vato Gonzalez’ killer hook and phat bassline combined with the trademark rhymes by UK urban heavyweights Foreign Beggars make this song one of the prime candidates to be one of 2011′s biggest summer anthems. Supporters include: Annie Mac, Congorock, Pete Tong, Crookers, Skream, Chuckie, Mistajam, Zinc, Bart B More, Benga, Zane Lowe and tons of others.
Vato Gonzalez throws in some ear candy as well by offering an heavy bass driven dubstep remix of ‘Badman Riddim’ by Tru Fix & Thunderskank as a FREE DOWNLOAD! Grab your copy right here, right now!
Vato Gonzalez ft. Foreign Beggars: ‘Badman Riddim’ is out June 19 on Ministry of Sound / Level Recordings. Pre-order now: http://www.bit.ly/BADMANRIDDIM
Date: Fri 01st Jul, 2011
Time: 12pm – 12am
Location: Zrce Beach, Novalja, Island of Pag
Price: Earlybird tickets £70 while stocks last / full price £89
Electronic Music Group and The Warehouse Project set sail on a dual mission to bring the best electronic artists to Croatia as their debut Hideout Festival conquers its shores on 1st – 3rd July 2011.
Croatia is fast becoming the epicenter for young music lovers as a new and exciting destination to explore during the summer. With a range of established boutique festivals nearby, the new Hideout festival speaks to the heart of electronic music fans securing the most cutting-edge artists and outfits from every genre of the underground dance music community.
Friday opens proceedings with the godfather of techno Sven Vath supported by Wax:On residents People Get Real. One third of award-winning band The XX, Jamie XX, performs outside for Resident Advisor’s takeover of Aquarius stage, fresh from his stunning new album with Gil-Scott Heron alongside deep house don and Innervisions frontman, Dixon and the Bristol’s dubstep pioneer, Julio Bashmore. The much-lauded Chase & Status, who have achieved an anthemic no 2 single and album of late and worked with the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Plan B, Tinie Tempah and Cee Lo Green take centre stage on Ibiza’s Reclaim The Dancefloor area alongside BBC Radio 1’s Toddla T. Joining them will be young bassline pioneers Nero, Friction, Rattus Rattus & Klose One and new super talents Modestep.
Some stellar unannounced guests are yet to be announced on Saturday for Hideout promising to blow all other festival programmes out of the water. King of the electro circuit, Erol Alkan joins Radio 1 queen, Annie Mac and disco heroes Aeroplane and Eskimo Twins, who all promise to deliver some fine flavours on the outdoor Aquarius stage. Simian Mobile Disco bring their enigmatic partnership to Hideout following their swift rise to prominence over the past few years. On the Metropolis stage, Aussie bassline masterminds Pendulum join female Brit & Mobo award winner, Ms Dynamite, who has scored chart hits with Katy B and Zinc in recent months. Fabric resident and dubstep luminary, Caspa, steps up with UK icon Redlight, who starred on the cover of DJ mag last year and Sub Focus, hailed for his club anthems, ‘Could This Be Real’ and ‘Splash’ joing Metropolis regular, Mak.
Pitching up on Sunday are label of the moment, Crosstown Rebels featuring head honcho, Damian Lazarus. The label’s young prodigies have become techno’s new elite, showcased at Hideout in Jamie Jones and Detroit’s Seth Troxler, who are also DC10’s newest residents. 2011’s newest stars Art Department pen their ‘gothic house’ sound with this year’s BBC Introducing talent, Robert James.
For fans of drum & bass and dubstep, Hideout’s Ape stage brings the veteran crew out to play on Sunday unveiling the legendary Andy C, one of D&B’s original heroes joined by the similarly prolific Shy FX, who enjoyed a string of chart successes with their appealing sound. More jungle delights come from leader of the pack, Joker, Breakage and Hospital Records maestro, Danny Byrd on the Ape stage. Wax:on stamp their identity on the main stage with an exclusive duo yet to be announced, Italian heroes, Crookers and the raw talent Fake Blood alongside Eskimo Twins. The Warehouse Project and Electronic Music Group have utilised their wealth of experience to bring together the most prolific stars of the past, present and future in a new idyllic spot in a line up of epic proportions, never seen before in Croatia.
Hideout takes place from Friday 1st July until Sunday 3rd July at a brand new location on the beautiful Zrce beach on the Island of Pag. The west coast of the Adriatic Sea is renowned for its crystal clear waters and picturesque rugged shoreline. Hideout festival 2011 is perched on one of finest beaches in the area that runs the entire length of the island and is surrounded by a variety of bars, restaurants, watersports and attractions.
The site features two vast outdoor stages, one indoor/ outdoor venue with views over the sea, two outdoor swimming pools, and large VIP area. Artists will perform from sunrise to sunset at special daytime events on the beach, numerous daily boat parties, as well as on the main festival site. The Chemical Brothers said of the location, “When we die we want our fans to come and listen to our music in Club Papaya”.
Hideout will bring 10,000 attendees from all over Europe in the most exciting and innovative festival project outside of the UK this summer. The only place to find first appearances and exclusive performances from the cream of future talent, it has the perfect recipe for those seeking a new adventure, in a serene setting, with all the best musical ingredients.
Tickets go on sale at 11am on Thursday 24th February with the full line up, stages, accommodation and travel details announced at this time.
Hideout festival 2011 combines two of the leading companies in the UK events market, Electronic Music Group and The Warehouse Project, who are already responsible for club brands Metropolis and Wax:On, Manchester’s Warehouse Project and Parklife Festival, as well as the Reclaim the Dancefloor brand in Ibiza.
Artist confirmed to date:
FRIDAY 1st JULY
Sven Vath, People Get Real, Reclaim The Dancefloor Stage, Chase & Status, Nero, Jack Beats, Friction, Toddla T, Urban Nerds
Resident Advisor Stage
Jamie XX, Dixon, Mount Kimbie, Mike Jones, Julio Bashmore
SATURDAY 2nd JULY
Pendulum, Sub Focus, Ms Dynamite, Caspa, Redlight, MaK
Aquarius Outdoor Stage
Annie Mac, Erol Alkan, Simian Mobile Disco, Aeroplane, Eskimo Twins
SUNDAY 3rd JULY
Crosstown Rebels Stage
Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones, Damian Lazarus, Art Department, Rob James
Andy C & MC GQ, Breakage & SP :MC, Joker & MC Scarz, Shy FX B2B B-Traits & SP :MC, Danny Byrd & MC AD, MaK
Crookers, Fake Blood, Riva Starr, Bowski
The Warehouse Project History:
In the autumn of 2006, three event promoters embarked on a project that has changed the face of Manchester1s club scene and had a huge effect on the UK and beyond. Launching with the slogan ‘For twelve weeks this city is ours’ the Warehouse Project set out to establish a ‘guerrilla’ style club that was to run every Friday and Saturday night for a three month period each year. Just as it was five years ago when they opened those gates to Boddingtons, The Warehouse Project remains a big experiment. One that continues to evolve organically and never really knows exactly how it1s going to turn out.
Electronic Music Group History
Two of the UKs leading club promoters, Wax:On and Metropolis have joined forces to form Electronic Music Group Ltd. Electronic Music Group are dedicated to keeping the UK club scene vibrant, forwardthinking exciting by scheduling, booking and promoting a wide range of events such as Wax:On, Metropolis, Musicology, Jagerbomb, Annie Mac Presents, Reclaim The Dancefloor – Ibiza, Hospitality Leeds and Cocoon Newcastle; alongside various exciting Record Labels and representing and managing a range of artists.
BSTV Premiere: Don Rimini / “Whatever”
Track pulled from Don Rimini’s newest EP “Nlarge Your Parties”
“NLARGE YOUR PARTIES”
Out now digitally and on 12” vinyl
01. “Nlarge Your Intro”
04. “All About”
06. “Nlarge Your Outro – Takes Out
This Friday’s FACT mix comes from Low Limit and Lando Kal, together known as Lazer Sword.
Download: FACT mix 133 – Lazer Sword
(Available for three weeks)
1. Roger Troutman ”Superman”
2. Krystal Klear ”Throw It Away”
3. Inner City ”Big Fun (Lando Kal Remix)”
4. Ghosts On Tape ”Midnight Moves”
5. Zackey Force Funk ”The Split”
6. Lazer Sword ”Shot In The Nite”
7. Machinedrum ”SXLND (Demo)”
8. Maniac ”G.R.I.M.E.”
9. Rebound X ”Rhythm N’ Gash”
10. Terror Danjah ”Haunted”
11. Gucci Mane ”Stupid Wild (ft. Lil Wayne, Cam’ron)”
12. DVA ”Keep Up (4X4 VIP Mix)”
13. Slugabed ”Ultra Heat Treated”
14. Fantastic Mr. Fox ”Brandy Remix”
15. Crookers ”No Security (Rustie Remix Instrumental)”
16. Soulja Boy “All Black Everything”
17. Lone “Waves Imagination”
18. Low Limit “Trapperkeeper”
19. Salva “Wake Ups (Edit)”
20. Mr. Dibiase “Spacely Sprocketts”
21. Letherette “Track 9″
22. Javelin “Leonard pt 6″
23. E-40 “Show Me What You Working Wit ft. Too Short”
24. Bernard Fevre “Dali”