Archive for March 16, 2011

Celebrate The Masquerade Motel With SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA By Going On A Digital Scavenger Hunt!

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Launching today, Astralwerks invites you to join a Digital Scavenger Hunt to celebrate the Swedish House Mafia’s groundbreaking One Night Stand at the Masquerade Motel in Miami on March 26th.    A brand new batch of tickets sold out for the Masquerade Motel in just 34 minutes so this is your chance to experience the incredible spectacle of the Masquerade Motel.  SHM have been pretty tight lipped about what’s going on at Masquerade Motel so for those of who succeed at the Scavenger Hunt you will be the first to view the first hint….of What’s Behind The Curtain!
Simply find “key” images that have been placed on various music/lifestyle/culture websites.  Fans need to find all 9 keys to unlock a special piece of a never-before-seen hint of What’s Behind The Curtain plus a discount code of 10% off of merchandise at the SHM store. One random winner will win VIP tickets to Masquerade Motel in Miami (travel not included) and ten (10) randomly selected people to complete the hunt will win Until One: The Book Edition.  Until One: The Book Edition includes 40 pages of images and inspirations from the film: as well as the album Until One and vinyl of “ONE (Your Name)” and “Miami 2 Ibiza” instrumentals.
As for the completely sold-out Masquerade Motel, the Swedish House Mafia will bring their own talents and call on their DJ friends to offer fans the biggest, most technically precise and aurally stunning live dance music event ever experienced in Miami. On March 26, the white sands and tropical waters of Miami Beach will be transformed into Masquerade Motel…for one night only.
The line-up is truly spectacular, combining a Miami exclusive headlining set from Swedish House Mafia with performances from a who’s who of international talent representing several popular dance music genres. There’s something for every flavor with A-Trak, AN21, Armand van Helden, Calvin Harris, Dirty South, Kim Fai, Max Vangeli, Pete Tong, Third Party and Thomas Gold, plus special guests yet to be announced, are all confirmed to check into Masquerade Motel.
Masquerade Motel has also been named closing music event for the 15th Season of Funkshion Fashion Week Miami Beach. A collaboration of South Florida entertainment brands Eventstar, Funkshion and Go BIG Productions, Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach will take place at a state of the art fashion and music venue to be built on the sand at 8th Street and Ocean Drive on South Beach.    The day will be further elevated by the magical re-creation of Provocateur, the private international nightlife venue located in New York City.  Provocateur will bring a unique and true VIP experience to Masquerade Motel Miami.   Staying true to its identity, the design of the VIP area will radiate glamour and sophistication. The space will provide impeccable hospitality to a private guest list of top influential clients and friends.
For more information visit the hotel online and watch the brand new trailer

Masquerade Motel Miami
March 26, 2011
2pm – 11pm * 21 and over
8th Street and Ocean Drive
South Beach

Featuring Performances by
Swedish House Mafia
(Axwell / Steve Angello / Sebastian Ingrosso)
Motel Guests to include…..
Armand van Helden
Calvin Harris
Dirty South
Kim Fai
Max Vangeli
Pete Tong
And introducing Third Party and Thomas Gold
+ Surprise guests


DJ Mourad – Sea of Soul(NANO105)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2011 by dk

DJ Mourad is one of the hottest producers of Detroit techno. He is uncompromising in his love for music that originated in Motor City, USA. Mourad is clearly inspired by mssrs Saunders, Atkins and May; however, his own work pays homage to Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir, Underground Resistence and Red Planet and it is of no wonder he has released on Wallshaker, Accelerator, Lace, Enjoy, Quadrant and Minimal Soul for example.

Last year Mourad released ‘Patterns & Sketches EP’ on Nice & Nasty and gained tons of support, no less from Dave Clarke’s White Noise Radio show. Subsequent remixes for The Parallel, Avlina Red & Manuel Perez and Katsuhiko established Mourad as a Nice & Nasty family member and led to the release of Sea of Soul EP that is currently supported by Detroit Techno Militia, Nachklangmusik, Solab and Larry Cavelle to name a few.

The eponymous track gets remixed by Nachklangmusik, Vikte and TCane. Nachklangmusik continues with his deep love affair of melody and deep grooves whilst Nice & Nasty new boys Vikte (UK) and TCane (Germany) go for deep house and tought grooves and hard, minimal grooves, respectively. This is some serious dance floor action.

This promo features the original Sea of Soul EP plus the three new remixes. Your feedback is grately appreciated. Nice & Nasty is an Irish based label that features Marco Bernardi, The Parallel, Mark O’Sullivan, Derek Carr, DJ Mourad, remlaB, Katsuhiko, Rob Glennon, Nachklangmusik and T-Polar among others. We are always looking gigs to showcase our talents, so get in touch direct.

Sea of Soul EP will be released at the end of April 2011
Sea of Soul Remixes will be released at the end of May.
Nice & Nasty via EPM is available on all good digital stores.

Sea of Soul is already being supported by DJ Morpheus, Larry Cavelle, DJ Seoul (Detroit Techno Militia), Nachklangmusik, Dave Clarke and many more.

Download -Roc Marciano X 3:33

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3:33 – 333EP-1 (April 5th , 2011 Parallel Thought LTD/Alpha Pup)

Download Roc Marciano Scarface (3:33 Remix) (Soundcloud)(Mediafire)
Download Non Album Instrumental 222W (Soundcloud)(Mediafire)


As we get closer to the release of 3:33’s debut we have a remix for you.
Roc Marciano’s “Marcberg” was our favorite record from last year.  It is one of the darkest and rawest NY Hip-Hop albums in years, so we were ecstatic when 3:33 was asked to remix one of the tracks in anticipation of “Marcberg’s” LP reissue dropping March 15th through Fat Beat Records.   

Artwork by Kevin Vitella

More free download

Download:Deconstruc​ting Sounds From 3:33

3:33 – 333EP-1 (April 5th , 2011 Parallel Thought LTD/Alpha Pup)+Free Download

Vikings with Joe and Will Ask+Free Download Matt Walsh mix

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“Vikings” returns to The Russian Bar on March 31st.
Joe and Will Ask
With special guest – Matt Walsh

Download Matt Walsh Live @ Bugged Out 26 2 11
1. Remain – Concrete (Matt Walsh Remix)
2. Hiem – Freaky Nights (Tim Paris Remix)
3. Zombie Nation – Money
4. Green Velvet – Flash (Jamie Jones Remix)
5. Matt Walsh & Zhao – Tiger Bite (Click Box Remix)
6. Freak Seven – Nano Kids
7. Darabi – Top Drop
8. Matt Walsh – Honey Comb (Sei A & Logan Remix)
9. Simian Mobile Disco – Fugu
10. I:Cube – Operation Hypnosis
11. Matt Walsh & Zhao – Whatever
12. The Soft Metals – Hot on The Heels of Love
13. Channel X – Gate 77 (M- Ferri Remix)
14. M-Tahn – Blue
15. Jan Driver – Extra (Harry Axt Remix)

Émilie Simon Premieres Remix MP3 From “Rainbow” EP , Album Out April 26!

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Émilie Simon

The Big Machine

(Le Plan, April 26; vinyl April 16)
Rainbow EP Released Today,
The Big Machine, Out April 26

“Rainbow” (Remix Émilie)  MP3 Premiered On URB!

– The New Yorker
“… songwriter with a demure crackly voice whose music is rooted in Björk-esque notions of how technology and nature stream together.”
“… an electro-pop singer with a thump, purr, and sizzle.”
– Interview
“Upbeat stomping epics that build and build”
– The Independent
One of France’s most renowned artists, Émilie Simon, launched her career in 2003 and immediately captured the imagination of a large audience with her sprawling and elegant musical fantasies, earning three Victoires de la Musique (France’s Grammy equivalent) during the course of her first three albums. She gained international acclaim for scoring the smash documentary March of the Penguins and saw her first US release in 2006 with The Flower Book. In 2008, she relocated to Brooklyn where she recorded her new album The Big Machine surrounding herself with talented guests such as Kelly Pratt and Jeremy Gara (Arcade Fire) as well as Jon Natchez (Beirut) or Mark Plati (David Bowie, The Cure, Brazilian Girls). The Big Machine will released April 26 on Le Plan.  If you can’t wait until then, be sure to check out the Rainbow EP that dropped today on iTunes.  You can download the “Rainbow” (Remix Émilie) MP3 from the EP where it premiered on URB!
The Big Machine is full of Émilie’s powerful and seductive voice, inventively playful arrangements, driving synths and rhythms, and prodigious melodies. “The Ballad of the Big Machine” driving piano and horns punctuate Émilie’s plea to let her in.  The percolating rhythm of “The Cycle” commands you to dance as Émilie’s voice wraps itself around the beats and soars until the song explodes. “Rocket to the Moon” takes us back to an era that didn’t quite exist, it’s big band sound is reminiscent of the 1920s is also decorated with futuristic flourishes. “This is Your World” ends the adventure with a command to reclaim the world.
Émilie Simon is equal parts breathtaking grandeur and bewitching intimacy. Her iconic style has made her a respected voice in fashion. She is often seen donning dresses by Yeojin Bae, Jean-Paul Gauthier or Vivienne Westwood and collaborated with Paule Ka to design her stage attire. She blazes her own trail aesthetically, incorporating vintage clothing or up and coming designers to more established names, toying with fashion as she does with sounds.

Rapper Nate Dogg dead at 41(R.I.P.)

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The family of rapper Nate Dogg has told the Long Beach Press-Telegram that the performer died Tuesday at age 41.

No details were immediately available, but the paper said Nate Dogg, whose real name is Nathaniel D. Hale, had suffered two strokes in recent years.

His musical collaborator, rapper Snoop Dogg, posted a note on his Twitter account saying: “RIP NATE DOGG.”

Rapper Ludacris said on Twitter: “There is a certain void in hip hop’s heart that can never be filled. Glad we got to make history together.”

Hale was born in Long Beach.

He got his start with Snoop Doggy Dogg and Warren G in a Long Beach-area band called 213. He later recorded with Dr. Dre on “The Chronic” and appeared in Snoop Doggy Dogg’s “Doggystyle,” according to Times reports.(LATime report)

Secret Cinema debut album Minerals on Gem Records

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Jeroen Verheij has been churning out dance floor smashing tracks for almost as long as many of today’s clubbers can remember under his aliases Secret Cinema, Grooveyard and Meng Syndicate to name a few. Tracks like Timeless Altitude, Mary Go Wild (EC Records) and Kurzweil (Cocoon) invoke warm memories in many of us. In December of 2009 Verheij set up his own label ‘Gem Records’ and started to release the unique sound he is famous for as a DJ. Now, just over a year later, Gem releases its first full- length album!

The tracks on Secret Cinema’s ‘Minerals’, are inspired by the hardness, color and material of various minerals. CD1 consists of dance floor hammering tech-house and techno as we have come to expect from Secret Cinema. With contributions from Ramon Tapia, Egbert and m0h, timeless gems are guaranteed once again! Alongside these dancefloor friendly tracks are some more abstract jams. All is woven together in a powerful continuous mix on CD (with download voucher for single tracks) and all tracks are available separately on vinyl and download.

The Second CD is an ambient mix consisting of the sounds that form the base of the tracks on CD1, mixed with bizarre instruments, tuning forks and other sounds. Dirk-Jan Hanegraaff and Robert Kroos also known as Mental Youth, collaborated with Verheij on this creation. Perfect for relaxation after the party on CD1.
Some say this could be some of his best work of the past 18 years as one of the Netherland’s top techno producers!

artist: Secret Cinema
title: Minerals
label: Gem Records, NL
format: CD/LP
date: 16.05.11


CD1 Night on Earth
01. Intro – Exploration
02. Smooth Talc
03. Crystal System (with Ramon Tapia)
04. Turquoise 05. Calcite Night
06. Moh’s Scale (with Kalden Boss AKA Moh)
07. Star Sapphire
08. Smoky Quartz
09. Topaz (with Egbert)
10. Caught in Amber
11. Interlude – Passage
12. Ruby FM (with Cosima)

CD2 Moving Earth with Mental Youth
01. Part 1: Separating
02. Part 2: Colliding Composing Elements
03. Part 1: Forming
04. Part 2: Mining
05. Part 3: Molding