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TOP 100 DJS– 20 YEARS (3XCD COMPILATION)
MINISTRY OF SOUND
RELEASED 21 OCT
Since launching in 1993, the Top 100 DJs Poll —powered by Trackitdown — has grown to become the definitive yardstick of the world’s most popular DJs and the biggest music poll of its kind in the world.
Ministry of Sound and DJ Mag have joined forces for the second consecutive year with a 3 CD album release including a selection of the Top 100 of 2013 across CD 1 & 2 and a special edition bonus CD of the best voted DJ’s from the past 20 years. The 3 CD package includes all of 2013’s Top 10 and all past Top 100 winners.
CD 1 features the current leading names in the electronic dance music scene including Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, Calvin Harris, Hardwell, Porter Robinson, Knife Party, the first ever Top 100 winner, Carl Cox, and David Guetta.
CD 2 includes iconic acts that have pioneered trance and progressive house such as Armin Van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Gareth Emery, Orjan Nilsen, Dash Berlin, Lange, Markus Schulz and Cosmic Gate to name but a few.
The 3rd CD is dedicated to the 20 year anniversary with legendary names and tracks that have dominated the history of dance music. True icons such as Tiesto, The Chemical Brothers, Sasha, Basement Jaxx, Groove Armada, Eric Prydz, Deadmau5, Paul Van Dyk, Frankie Knuckles and Paul Oakenfold amongst others, deliver a fitting climax to the album.
To tie in with the album, DJ Mag are hosting the official Top 100 DJs poll announcement party at both Amsterdam’s infamous ADE and in London in association with Ministry of Sound on the 19th October at Electric Brixton.
ABOUT THE TOP 100 DJS POLL
In 2012, Armin van Buuren was crowned the No.1 DJ for a record fifth time, toppling David Guetta. Other previous winners include Tiesto (three times), Paul van Dyk (twice), Paul Oakenfold (twice), Carl Cox (twice), Sasha and John Digweed.
CD1 Artist Track Mix
1 Avicii Vs Nicky Romero I Could Be The One Nicktim Radio Edit
2 Calvin Harris Feat. Ellie Goulding I Need Your Love
3 Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash Feat. John Martin Reload Vocal Version (Radio Edit)
4 David Guetta Feat. Sia She Wolf (Falling To Pieces)
5 Swedish House Mafia Feat. John Martin Don’t You Worry Child Radio Edit
6 Hardwell Three Triangles (Losing My Religion) Radio Edit
7 Zedd Feat. Foxes Clarity Radio Edit Version
8 Axwell Center Of The Universe Original Radio Edit
9 Sander van Doorn Neon Radio Edit
10 Knife Party Power Glove
11 Nero Promises Skrillex & Nero Remix
12 Mat Zo & Porter Robinson Easy Radio Edit
13 Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike & Moguai Mammoth
14 Nicky Romero Symphonica Original Mix
15 Arty When I See You Alesso Mix
16 Martin Solveig & The Cataracs Feat. Kyle Hey Now Single Mix
17 Carl Cox Time For House Music Original Mix
18 Mark Knight Your Love Original Club Mix
19 UMEK I Need You Original Mix
20 Paul Kalkbrenner Das Gezabel
CD2 Artist Track Mix
1 Armin van Buuren & Markus Schulz The Expedition (A State Of Trance 600 Anthem) Original Mix
2 Above & Beyond Walter White Original Mix
3 Dash Berlin Feat. Emma Hewitt Waiting W&W Remix
4 Gareth Emery Feat. Christina Novelli Concrete Angel John O’Callaghan Remix
5 Orjan Nilsen Violetta Original Mix
6 Cosmic Gate Storm Chaser Extended Mix
7 Ferry Corsten F The Bull$h1t Original Mix
8 Tritonal & Super 8 & Tab Arc Original Mix
9 Bobina Feat. Mariske Hekkenberg Slow MMXIII Original Mix
10 Moonbeam Feat. Leusin Flight Club Mix
11 Giusseppe Ottaviani & Amba Shepherd Lost For Words Club Mix
12 John O’Callaghan I’ll Follow Original Mix
13 Omnia The Light Original Mix
14 Richard Durand Trancematic Original Mix
15 Judge Jules Phenomenology Club Mix
16 Andy Moor & Betsie Larkin Love Again Andrew Rayel Remix
17 W&W Thunder Original Mix
18 Lange Hold That Sucker Down Radio Edit
CD3 Artist Track Mix
1 The Chemical Brothers Hey Boy Hey Girl Radio Edit
2 Groove Armada Superstylin’ Original
3 Basement Jaxx Where’s Your Head At?
4 Sasha Xpander Radio Edit
5 Laurent Garnier The Man With The Red Face
6 Eric Prydz Pjanoo Original Mix
7 Fedde Le Grand Put Your Hands Up For Detroit Club Mix
8 Steve Aoki Feat. [[[zuper blahq]]] I’m In The House (Radio Edit)
9 Afrojack Feat. Eva Simons Take Over Control Instrumental Edit
10 Deadmau5 Not Exactly Original
11 Bob Sinclar I Feel For You Club Mix
12 Armand Van Helden Feat. Duane Harden You Don’t Know Me Radio Edit
13 Frankie Knuckles Feat. Jamie Principle Your Love
14 Richie Hawtin Call It What You Want
15 Sven Vath Ballet – Fusion
16 John Digweed Gridlock
17 Paul Van Dyk Another Way PvD Club Mix
18 Paul Oakenfold Turn It On Original Mix
19 Tiësto Adagio For Strings Original Mix
20 Faithless Insomnia Original Mix Radio Edit
With only weeks away from the release of her 5th album ‘To Dust‘ (4/30 on Tru Thoughts/Caroline) and the commencement of her US tour, Alice Russell delivers a remix from one of the most in demand remixers out; Falty DL, a favorite of Radiohead’s Thom York, Falty DL has opened for the likes of Radiohead, DJ Shadow, James Blake, SBTRKT,Squarepusher and has crafted remixers for The xx, Seun Kuti (son of Fela Kuti), Mount Kimbie, Scuba, Photek, Anthony Shake Shakir and others.
Falty DL’s rework of Alice Russell’s “Heartbreaker” is an intoxicating blend of 2-step influenced vibes with Alice’s piercingly haunting vocals.
Download Alice Russell “Twin Peaks” HERE
The video for the original “Heartbreaker” is directed by Steve Glashier (Fatboy Slim, Juliette Lewis) and stars long-time Alice fan Harry Shearer, the Hollywood actor and cult comedy hero known for roles including Spinal Tap’s Derek Smalls, many voices in The Simpsons, and for his long running radio show on LA’s KCRW.
‘TO DUST’ COMES OUT ON APRIL 30 (NEW US RELEASE DATE)
ON TRU THOUGHTS
‘To Dust’ is the first solo album from British soul sensation, Alice Russell since 2008’s critically acclaimed ‘Pot Of Gold,’ and marks the next step forward in her remarkable career. Whether on a big stage with her 16 piece band, charming a crowd of 4000 into staying out dancing in the rain (as she did at Montreal Jazz Festival) or rocking out an intimate club with a stripped-down six piece,Alice’s natural talent and charisma have always commanded attention and affection. Unfazed by taking to the spotlight after a sober Amy Winehouse or joining Roy Ayers live for ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine’, it is no wonder she has attracted worldwide media support, and praise from fans as diverse as Gilles Peterson, David Byrne, Dennis Coffey, Massive Attack’s Daddy G, and Groove Armada.
Tru Thoughts have recently announced the signing of this new solo material for territories including the UK, Americas, Australasia and Japan; reuniting Alice Russell with the label that introduced her to the world, and where she released her first three albums, as well as myriad collaborations since (including the highly acclaimed, BBC 6Music Playlisted “Look Around The Corner” single and album with Quantic earlier this year).
VIDEO: Alice Live on BBC6
Download:Alice Russell “Twin Peaks”
Future Disco welcomes in the New Year and a new age with its sixth episode, ‘Night Moves’. After more than half a decade of procuring and presenting their worldwide events and music series that forecast the ultimate in dancefloor magic, it has become the ultimate chaperon into aural addictions.
Pitching the talents of current virtuosos against rising stars, ‘Night Moves’trawls definitive releases from as yet unknown artists and frames music that is familiar from the first listen.
Miguel Campbell opens the collection with ‘Not That Kind Of Girl’, a fresh Daft Punk inspired cut from his recent Hot Creations album. Needwant talent Mario Basanov follows with his remix of the Motor CitySoul synth villain, ‘Playground’ and PBR Streetgang’s Bonar Bradberry, who is a staple for the Future Disco series, pays homage to early disco with the captivating ‘Loose Grip’, a tactile record ripe with boogie flavour.
Newcomers Monte and Lazaro Casanova both step up to the task with bass-infused rhythms and sharp snares marking where the night begins to deepen in intensity. An exclusive Future Disco edit of a/jus/ted melts the mood with chiming rhythms and 90s inspired vocals before the biggest artists on the project Groove Armada slow things down with a bomb set deep in the underground, ‘Always Take Me Higher’.
‘Night Moves’ highlights the rise of the females in 2012 with cuts from Laura Jones’ ‘Love In Me’ (remixed by perhaps the most successful artist of the year, Maceo Plex) alongside Crosstown Rebels latest talent Francesca Lombardo and the notorious Kim Ann Foxmann’s with her huge Needwant release ‘Return It’. Each made big waves in 2012 and are set to climb higher with album projects lined up in 2013.
Crazy P’s epic anthem ‘Heartbreaker’ climbs to the pinnacle of the party and exclusive tracks from Cosmic Kids and Satin Jackets steer it to a fulfilling conclusion.
‘Night Moves’ illuminates that the Future Disco flair for handpicking talent continues to mature, as it maps out an enticing ride into a night full of desire and pursuit.
Future Disco spent the summer of 2012 in Ibiza holding a residency at the biggest event on the island, Carl Cox at Space. They regularly host events at worldwide destinations such as Amsterdam and Helsinki, and are a bona fide tastemaker in a saturated musical landscape.
Cat no: NEEDCD010
Distribution: Above Board
Released: Monday March 4th, 2013
- Miguel Campbell – Not That Kind Of Girl
- MotorCitySoul – Playground (Mario Basanov Vocal Remake)
- Bonar Bradberry – Loose Grip
- Monte – True
- Lazaro Casanova – Morning Confession
- Grey Matter – Tisno
- A/Just/Ted – A Brighter Light (Future Disco Edit)
- Groove Armada – Always Take Me Higher
- Laura Jones – Love In Me (Maceo Plex Remix)
- Kim Ann Foxman – Return It (Populette Remix)
- Francesca Lombardo – Sofiel
- Crazy P – Heartbreaker
- Cosmic Kids – Freight To My Soul
- Satin Jackets – Make Me Feel Good
- Marius Varied – Vallefaret
- Flight Facilities – Clair de Lune
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‘Live For The Moment’ is the debut album from Random Soul, the Australian house duo of Yogi & Husky. The pair have made a big impression in recent years with releases for labels including Strictly Rhythm, Bargrooves, Salted and Large. The album, released on their own label Random Soul Recordings, presents an effortless journey through 15 tracks that cement their position amongst the most established names in Deep and Soulful House circles, while also showcasing their talent in creating Soul, Jazz and Funk gems.
‘Live For The Moment’ incorporates everything from floating vocals and laidback soulful grooves riddled with live instrumentation, through to bumping, funky club tracks. The album also highlights Random Soul’s talent as songwriters with a string of captivating vocals featuring strong hooks, often performed by Yogi. Six vocal collaborators include well-known West Coast USA artists Chuck Love and Joshua Heath, as well as Kristen Pearson, Kyla Sexton, Natalie Conway and Louis Hale. All are close friends of Yogi & Husky, and the chemistry of the relationships shines through: “Working with friends always makes the job seem more fun too, so doing tracks with people like Joshua Heath and Chuck Love, usually meant more jokes and laughing than “work” per say. We enjoy getting other people in the studio as it creates such a different dynamic.”
Listening to these collaborations and the album in full it’s clear to hear where many of Random Soul’s influences lie, with the house sounds of Miguel Migs, Joey Negro, Grant Nelson and Groove Armada providing a strong focus, alongside funk and soul artists such as Rae & Christian and Smoove & Turrell.
The first single taken from the album is ‘Mysterious’ and will feature a Richard Earnshaw remix to be released late January / early February 2013.
4th Mar 2013
Kruse & Nuernberg release their debut artist album through Lazy Days Recordingsin October. ‘Let’s Call It A Day’ sees the Hamburg based pair – who have previously released on labels such as Noir Music, Liebe*Detail and their own Save Room Recordings – step outside their boundaries to present an eclectic journey through their musical influences, including Indie luminariesLittle Dragon, Metronomy and Pheonix. Live pianos and guitars meet their electronic world with finesse through 11 songs, moving through genres and tempos seamlessly in what Lazy Days’ boss Fred Everything has called “a classic dance album in the making”.
The album features singer Stee Downes, who collaborated on last year’s #1 ‘Want You In My Soul’ from Lovebirds, Nathalie Claude, who featured on Andre Lodemann’s ‘Searching’ and Japanese singer Miwaki. They also co-produced a piece with Florian Kruse’s brother, and deep house legend, Vincenzo (Dessous, Poker Flat).
Kruse & Nuernberg have been on the forefront of the revival of the Deep House scene in the past few years. As remixers, they have put their magic touch to artists like Dennis Ferrer and Groove Armada as well as being remixed by legendary producers such as Tom Middleton and DJ Sneak. They are also part of the successful outfit ‘Wiretappeur’, who released on John Digweed’s Bedrock label.
The links between Kruse & Nuernberg and Fred Everything stretch back several years with each being a fan of the other’s work. Their first release on Lazy Days came in May 2010 and they have now recorded three EPs for the label, including a recent collaboration with Fred.
1. Kruse & Nuernberg – Let’s Call It A Day (3:57)
2. Kruse & Nuernberg – For My Life feat. Stee Downes (4:29)
3. Kruse & Nuernberg – Elsewhere feat. Nathalie Claude (5:41)
4. Kruse & Nuernberg – Music Does The Talking feat. Vincenzo (7:16)
5. Kruse & Nuernberg – People Like Us (3:56)
6. Kruse & Nuernberg – Last Chance feat. Stee Downes (7:34)
7. Kruse & Nuernberg – Interacid (Interlude) (3:45)
8. Kruse & Nuernberg – Love Can’t Break You Down feat. Stee Downes (6:54)
9. Kruse & Nuernberg – Float feat. Nathalie Claude (5:40)
10. Kruse & Nuernberg – Leaves Falling feat. Nathalie Claude (5:19)
11. Kruse & Nuernberg – White Smoke feat. Miwaki (3:28)