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SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA have sold out all announced U.S. tour dates,Additional Shows Added

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on September 29, 2012 by dk

SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA SELL OUT U.S. TOUR DATES IN LIGHTNING SPEED – ADDITIONAL SHOWS ADDED

 

SECOND MASQUERADE MOTEL IN LOS ANGELES ADDED MARCH 8TH 

TICKETS GO ON SALE NEXT FRIDAY, OCT. 5TH AT NOON PST

 

‘Until Now’ To Be Released On October 22nd – The Soundtrack To The Tour

 

New Single “Don’t You Worry Child” Feat. John Martin Out Now

Over 7.7 Million Views On Youtube

SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA have sold out all announced U.S. tour dates for their upcoming One Last Tour in minutes causing additional shows to be added.   The dates were just announced this past Monday with shows in NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago, starting in February, 2013.  Tickets went on sale yesterday at noon (local time) in each market.  All dates listed below.

The Swedes blew through the first two New York area shows at Madison Square Garden on March 1st and Barclays Center on March 2nd in less than 8 minutes, beating last December’s historical sell out of Madison Square Garden, where they were the first ever DJ act to headline the arena.   A second show at Barclays was added on March 3rd which also sold out in minutes.  By overwhelming demand a 3rd show at Barclays on March 4th is on sale now.

 

The band’s Chicago show at United Center on February 20th sold out in 5 minutes.  This will be first time Swedish House Mafia will ever play in Chicago.

 

In San Francisco the band’s announced show on February 16th at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium sold out in a record 1 minute and they subsequently added 3 additional nights on February 13th, 14th and 15th.  The February 14th and February 15th shows sold out within the first hour of the on-sale.  Tickets are now on sale for the February 13th date.  These shows will mark the first time in history that any artist has headlined 4 nights at the arena.

 

Finally in Los Angeles, the band will bring their Masquerade Motel to the Los Angeles State Historic Park on March 9th.  The 35,000capacity event sold out in lightning speed with all tickets selling out in less than 30 minutes.  A second and final LA show on Friday, March 8th is being added and will go on sale at 10am PST next Friday, October 5th.

 

After a week of dots appearing around the globe, over 20,000 sightings from planes to projections, fans joining in across the world and trending globally twice on Twitter, Swedish House Mafia finally announced the dates to their much anticipated One Last Tour this past Monday.  Spanning the globe, One Last Tour, will be their most extensive and extravagant shows to date starting in Dubai on November 16th and will see the band travelling across continents, visiting India, Russia and South Africa for the first time.

 

One Last Tour will be highly emotional as the band bid a farewell to their fans across the world and promises to create unrivalled memories for fans and band alike.  A special and spectacular finish for those who CameRaved and Loved!

 

SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA will release their second compilation album entitled ‘UNTIL NOW’ on October 22nd.  Fans can pre-order the album now.  ‘UNTIL NOW’ will form the official soundtrack to One Last Tour (go to http://www.onelasttour.com for more information).  The follow up to their first mix album ‘Until One’, the album will feature a unique collection of the Swedes’ original tracks, remixes, exclusive collaborations, club favorites and solo productions.

 

‘UNTIL NOW’ highlights include the latest SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA single “DON’T YOU WORRY CHILD” (feat John Martin) – which was debuted to 65,000 people at the band’s recent UK farewell Milton Keynes Bowl show, the previously unreleased Coldplay Vs Swedish House Mafia ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’, global club anthems ‘Calling’ and ‘In My Mind’, Steve Angello and Third Party’s ‘Lights’, the Swedes remix of their production for Usher ‘Euphoria’ plus more previously unreleased tracks.

 

“Don’t You Worry Child” is currently heating up at Top 40 radio and the video has received more than 7.7 million views in just two weeks.

 

Watch Official Video for “Don’t You Worry Child” here – http://vevo.ly/OJMklQ

 

U.S. Dates:

February 13th – Bill Graham Civic, San Francisco, CA  ON SALE NOW

February 14th – Bill Graham Civic, San Francisco, CA  SOLD OUT

February 15th – Bill Graham Civic, San Francisco, CA  SOLD OUT

February 16th – Bill Graham Civic, San Francisco, CA  SOLD OUT

February 20th – United Center, Chicago, IL SOLD OUT

February 23rd – Rogers Centre, Toronto, Canada

February 27th – Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada                               

March 1st – Madison Square Garden, New York, NY SOLD OUT

March 2nd – Barclays Center, New York, NY SOLD OUT

March 3rd  – Barclays Center, New York, NY SOLD OUT

March 4th – Barclays Center, New York, NY ON SALE NOW

March 8th – Masquerade Motel @ Historic Park, Los Angeles,CA ON SALE OCT. 5TH AT 10AM PST

March 9th – Masquerade Motel @ Historic Park, Los Angeles, CA  SOLD OUT

 

‘UNTIL NOW’ album pre-order:

Deluxe: http://goo.gl/8ctJe    Standard: http://goo.gl/PXyz5

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Dark Sky “Shutter Speed” (50WEAPONS024) Out DEC 07(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on September 29, 2012 by dk


Tensnake – Mainline(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on September 29, 2012 by dk


The stunning new record from the Hamburg producer that’s getting everyone all hot under the collar.

Tensnake first burst onto the scene with the explosive, Technicolor eruption that was ‘Coma Cat’ a few years back; a record that was as inescapable as it was irrepressible. Since that point he’s given us a few teasers of what we know he’s capable of, but has been relatively quiet on the release front… until now.

‘Mainline’ is the latest record from Tensnake and once again bears all the marks of an uplifting club classic in the making. With his trademark, old-school production aesthetic and featuring the vocals of Syron – last seen appearing on Rudimnental’s underground hit ‘Spoon’ – ‘Mainline’ is the realisation of many months hard work in the studio and further proof that Tensnake is one of the most exciting producers of a generation.

Check out the teaser clip now and stay tuned for further news about its forthcoming release on Defected Records.

The “Mainline” single hits stores November 5 via Defected Records

IGGY AZALEA – Bac 2 Tha Future (My Time)(Video)

Posted in News with tags , on September 28, 2012 by dk

Eskimonde: A Decade of Eskimo Recordings

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on September 28, 2012 by dk


Artist Various
Title Eskimonde: A Decade of Eskimo Recordings
Label Eskimo Recordings
Release Date 5-Nov-2012
Format CD/LP

Tracklist

CD1/5: Retrospective Part 1

1. Ilya Santana – Transborder (Letherette Remix)
2. Hot Toddy feat. Ron Basejam – I Need Love (Morgan Geist’s Love Dub)
3. Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas – Boney M Down
4. Aeroplane – Caramellas (Original)
5. Simone Fedi – Bitter Devotion (Ewan Pearson Extended Remix)
6. Downtown Party Network – Days Like These (Vocal)
7. Bottin & Rodion – Galli (Give It Up) (Edit)
8. Hiem – Clubscene popscene (A just us Diskopop version)
9. Stratus – Footprints
10. Reverso 68 – Piece Together (Todd Terje Spinning Star Mix)
11. Low Motion Disco – Things Are Gonna Get Easier (Sebastien Tellier Vocal Remix)
12. Allez Allez – African Queen (Quiet Village Dub)

CD2/5: Retrospective Part 2

1. Low Motion Disco – Love Love Love (Aeroplane mix) 2. LSB – Original Highway Delight
3. Maelstrom – Petrichor
4. Aeroplane – Without Lies (Breakbot Remix)
5. Reverso 68 – Tokyo Disko Part 1
6. In Flagranti – Personal Angst
7. Visti & Meyland – Yes Maam (All Nite Long) (Trentemøller Remix)
8. Allez Allez – Allez Allez (Lindstrom & Prins Thomas Remix)
9. Dance Disorder – My Time (Radio Slave’s Rekids Tribe Mix)
10. The Neon Judgement – TV Treated (Tiga’s Treated Vox)
11. The Sexmachines – Okay (Whitey Mix)

CD3/5: Remixed

1. Aeroplane – We Can’t Fly (Oliver Remix)
2. Low Motion Disco – Love Love Love (Solomun Edit)
3. Kris Menace Presents Stars On 33 – Something You Can Feel (Reverso 68 Remix)
4. West Phillips – (I’m just a) Sucker For A Pretty Face (Surrender! Remix)
5. Dirty Minds – I’m For Pleasure (Claptone Remix)
6. L.H.A.S. INC. – A Feeling (It’s A Fine Line Remix)
7. Aeroplane – I Don’t Feel (Deetron Remix)
8. Dr. Beat From San Sebastian – Mediterraneo (Dj Harvey Remix)
9. Blende – Fake Love (The Living Islands ‘Tropical Doom’ Dub)
10. Jean Winner – Alive And Kicking (Zimmer Remix)
11. Drop Out Orchestra – Sun Machine (diskJokke Remix)
12. Allez Allez – African Queen (Moonlight Matters ‘I Love Grace Jones’ Remix)

CD4/5: Bonus Mix 1
1. The Glimmers – Mo’s Selection (61’47”)

CD5/5: Bonus mix 2
1. The Glimmers – Dave’s Selection (62’02”)

I was working as editor at dance magazine Jockey Slut when the first Eskimo compilation arrived in the year 2000. It immediately caused a stir with the erudite staff. Firstly the artwork and packaging was a cut above the rest: unfashionably lime green, on a matt card containing minimal information and the statement ‘Contains 100% Pure Emotion’. It also came from Ghent in Belgium and wasn’t the banging techno R&S had made the city renowned for.

Beginning with Harry Thumann’s Underwater (which annoyed someone in the office because they had been the proud owner of a rare copy for many years) and featuring 70s disco and funk by the likes of War and Fatback Band. There was also the deathless pop soul of Hall & Oates’ I Can’t Go For That (which was reprised later as a sample on De La Soul’s Say No Go, the closing track) but also obscure acid hip house tracks like KC Flight’s Planet E and new soul gem Revival by Martine Girault. We didn’t know what Eskimo was, who Dirk, Mo & Benoelie were who had compiled this triple vinyl selection but we could tell this was a labour of love and we were keen to know more.

The compilations that followed stuck to the Eskimo ethos that new and old music, when well selected, could form something fresh. For want of a better word it was balearic in attitude, akin to DJ Alfredo’s approach in Ibiza’s Amnesia in the late 80s. What united this music was its timeless quality and originality. Volumes 2-4 plucked nuggets like Laidback’s 70s mood-pop Bakerman and juxtaposed it with the perv-house I Called U from Lil Louis. Relatively well known tracks like Frankie Knuckles Your Love were included but so were offbeat curios like Dubtribe Soundsystem’s Do It Now and rarities like Felix Da Housecat’s My Life Muzik.

In 2002 the trio introduced a darker sounding strain of compilations called Serie Noire. This felt more like the Ghent we were more familiar with, with its history of mid-paced new beat sounds. Termed ‘dark pop’, it was impeccably chosen and programmed and spiked with surprises. From Manchester, a Factory records track Looking From A Hilltop by Section 25, from New York Metro Area’s contemporary, string laden Miura and from outer space Big Man Restless by Kissing The Pink.

In January 2003, around the release of Serie Noire, Mo & Benoelie, who were going under the name The Glimmer Twins by this point, came over to play Bugged Out at The End in London. Hearing them play for 3 hours – and probably the only DJs at the club who used numerous 7-inch singles – bore out their catholic tastes. They went beyond Balearic and at one point segued Irene Cara’s ‘Fame’ into a dark proto house track (from Birmingham) called Jesus Loves The Acid by The Ecstasy Club. Shortening their name to The Glimmers they became hugely successful DJs (a long time coming, they started in their teens) and spread the Eskimo ethos worldwide.

The Eskimo story evolved. The compilations were still defined generically but came with a DJ attached. So Ivan Smagghe presented Death Disco in 2004, a prescient mix that echoed the Serie Noire sound. Headman’s Dance Modern, Optimo’s Psyche Out and Rub’N Tug’s Campfire compilations all followed, the architects all sharing the same approach as The Glimmers – to dig deep in the crates to form a unique listening experience. Chromeo and Radioslave both compiled idiosyncratic albums, given free reign to do as they pleased and the great Daniele Baldelli, a huge influence on the Eskimo ideal and sound, released Cosmic Disco?! Cosmic Rock!!! in 2008.

Artists like Ray Mang who had been included on the early compilations, were given single and album deals and the label became a fully fledged independent and conduit of new talent. In 2005 Europe’s finest purveyors of cosmic disco, Lindstrom & Prins Thomas, released their eponymous debut, the cornerstone track Boney M Down is included on Eskimonde. A real coup for Eskimo, it led to single and album deals with the like-minded Aeroplane who in 2007 released the sumptuous Caramellas (included here) and Pacific Air Race, immediately causing a splash across Europe and particularly in the U.K becoming the label’s most recognised act.

Alongside these illustrious duo’s came further experts in slo-mo, sensuous grooves that can be heard across Eskimonde. In much the same way Serie Noire complemented the electroclash scene ten years ago, these tracks echo DJs who are championing sub-120 bpm sounds in the UK, most notably Andrew Weatherall and Sean Johnson’s A Love From Outer Space. Low Motion Disco’s name could be the very definition of the label and their contribution, with Sebastian Tellier, reflects on the Five Stair Steps soul classic Ooh Child. Hot Toddy’s I Need Love is slow even within its surroundings and Morgan Geist’s remix is an exercise in restraint, luring in the listener as it unfolds and glides to a piano laden conclusion. Spaniard Ilya Santana’s Transborder is an elegant languid groove, fulsomely produced. Stratus’ Footprints cements how important bass-lines are to any Eskimo release and cosmic disco is defined by the UK’s Reverso 68 upholstered with a Todd Terje mix. This being Eskimo there are idiosyncratic choices along the way with Hiem’s electro pop Clubscene Popscene which includes the risible line, ‘I wish she had a book for every pill she took!’

At 5 CDs and nearly 70 tracks Eskimonde is a testament to Eskimo’s decade-plus visionary output. It comes complete with a remix album that is testament to the respect they command from DJs and there are remixes from legendary figures and hot new talent. The elusive, cult figure Harvey turns Dr. Beat’s Mediterraneo into a sea gull and fuzzy guitar laden, percussion driven delight and remixer du jour Solomun shows why he’s so in demand with a mix of Low Motion Disco’s Love Love Love. There are more fast rising stars and disco blog favourites included here: the mysterious Claptone tackles Dirty Minds I’m for Pleasure and Surrender! revive a vintage disco track from West Phillips. There are long standing label favourites too like It’s A Fine Line (Ivan Smagghe and Tim Paris) and Reverso 68 who rework L.H.A.S. Inc. and Stars On 33 respectively. If ever a track encapsulates the label’s ethos of reviving and re-hauling the classic then it’s having a young pup like Moonlight Matters remix a track made the year he was born: Allez Allez’s 1981 homage to Grace Jones ‘African Queen’.

Eskimonde would not be complete without some fresh input from The Glimmers, and here they split up to provide a DJ mix each. There are exclusive remixes within that both get the Ghent treatment: West Phillips 1983 tune I’m a Sucker For A Pretty Face reworked by fellow Belgians Soulwax and The Glimmers own unreleased remix of Aeroplane’s We Can’t Fly (previously rinsed to death on YouTube!).

The music within Eskimonde is so far removed from the synthetic throwaway world of EDM. This music is well-heeled, organic and sensuous, teetering on the edge of disco and rock, the pace hypnotic to coax you into a trance without the need for theatrics and histrionics. It will of course be beautifully packaged like it’s predecessors and cherished by its owners.

John Burgess (Sept. 2012)

Wax Tailor (feat Aloe Blacc) – Time To Go(Video)

Posted in News with tags , , on September 28, 2012 by dk

Azealia Banks – Luxury(Video Premiere)

Posted in News with tags , , , on September 27, 2012 by dk