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Omid 16B – Alola Volume 4

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2013 by dk

alolaTo celebrate a landmark 20 years in the music business, Omid 16B and his aLOLa label are releasing some inspiring and highly collectable music from the vaults. The re-mastered back catalogue has been made available since 2011 to all good digital stores, alongside the label’s latest brand new music from today’s respected and true artists, to show that aLOLa remains one of the most exciting and influential labels in the UK and around the globe.

A process that started two years ago with the first two instalments of aLOLa’s past, present and future mix series was followed in Summer 2013 by Mr C’s “Volume 3” presenting his favourite label selections. Now it is time for Omid 16B to finish a fantastic year off in style with this stunning selections mixed to perfection for “Volume 4”.
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Various Artists – aLOLa Volume 4 – EP Sampler

1. Omid 16B – Ending To Begin (Original Mix) (aLOLa)
2. Alex George – The Illness (Spin Science Remix) (aLOLa)
3. Feroziana – Acid Wars (Omid 16B Remix) (aLOLa)
4. Pop Out & Play – Corrosive Tongue (Omid 16B Re-Edit) (aLOLa)
(aLOLa) ALOS004 Release: 2nd December 2013

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Various Artists – aLOLa Volume 4 – Mixed by Omid 16B
(aLOLa) ALOD004
Release: 16th December 2013

01. Nick Stoynoff – Da Izz (Original Mix) – NEW
02. Pop Out & Play – Corrosive Tongue (Omid 16B Edit)
03. Alex George – The Illness (Spin Science Mix) – NEW
04. Eliot Tordoff – Torn (Original Mix)
05. Marco Da Mata & Matthew – Dancing With Elephants (Omid 16B Edit)
06. Feroziana – Acid Wars (Omid 16B Remix) – NEW
07. Spin Science & K Loveski – Hamsters Goosebumps (Original Mix)
08. Omid 16B – Double You (Original Mix)
09. Omid 16B – Dark Horse (Original Mix)
10. Voodoo Corporation – Inside Your Love (Original Mix)
11. Omid 16B – Escape (Driving To Heaven) (Silky & Jonny Cruz Remix)
12. Omid 16B – For T (Original Mix) – NEW
13. Omid 16B – Dark Love – NEW
14. Omid 16B – Ending To Begin – NEW
15. Spin Science & K Loveski – Annie (Original Mix) – NEW
16. Omid 16B – How To Love? (Original Mix) – NEW
17. 16B – Water Ride (O’s Sleeping All Day Mix Intro)

 

“I wanted to create a journey with the music and see how significant the catalogue is becoming – could the mix tell a timeless story? I had to create new tracks for different moods when I started the mix, especially when I had to a bridge a gap between different emotions so they could naturally follow in a sequence I was ultimately happy with. This way I felt the mix turned into a positive challenge with more personality, combining a few forgotten back catalogue classics with unreleased material by the aLOLa artists.” – Omid 16B

The mix opens with a brand new track from Chicago’s Nick Stoynoff, the mellow, spacious, deep house vibes hinting at what is to come. Omid lifts the atmosphere beautifully with his own re-edit of Pop Out & Play’s “Corrosive Tongue”, before the rather tasty exclusive remix of Alex George’s stupendous “The Illness” from Estonia’s rising star, Spin Science takes over, channelling the vibes of early Chicago House firmly into a futuristic style.

As the mix flows and develops masterfully, Omid introduces the funked-up magnificent of Australia’s Eliot Tordoff, his own edit of the superbly titled and twisted “Dancing With Elephants”, and his own remix of the ferocious “Acid Wars” by mysterious newcomer Feroziana, whose “The Final Touch” on Bedrock has been a highlight in the Beatport Techno sales chart recently. The energy levels are starting to sizzle as “Hamsters Goosebumps” ushers in the first of a series of stunning productions by the master himself. The ethereal beauty of “Double You” is beyond compare whilst the clever guitar riff hook of “Dark Horse” is so distinctive that it immediately renders the track unforgettable.

The sultry female vocals of Voodoo Corporation’s “Inside Your Love” lift excitement levels even higher in a classic house style, before a new interpretation of the stone-cold classic, “Escape (Driving To Heaven)”, brings the mix to another section of exclusive new productions by Omid 16B. Acidic attitude, euphoric beauty and perfectly timed drops with lashings of atmosphere are the order of the day, as the mix becomes ever more enthralling, with Omid’s “Ending To Begin” into Spin Science & K Loveski (making their second appearance), before the mix is subtly brought down slowly to a joyous climax with the genius deep house vibes of “How To Love” and then closed with a cheeky riff from his classic “Water Ride”.

The phrase “master at work” is entirely appropriate here for Omid 16B as he has created a timeless, classic mix using purely tracks from his own aLOLa label. “Volume 4” is the perfect addition to the series of mix compilations, combining forgotten back catalogue classics with unreleased material by aLOLa artists, and another amazing glimpse into the label’s historic brilliance.

Check www.alola.co.uk for further information about all aLOLa releases.

Etnik – Neon Daze EP (Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2013 by dk

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Neon Daze EP Out Now Via OWSLA/Bitclap

Bio
Etnik, born in 1992, is known as the Wunderkind of the new German techno scene; it only took him several gigs in Hamburg’s Baalsaal to land him a record deal. But the most fascinating and refreshing thing about Etnik isn’t his young age, it’s his uncompromising and incredibly individual style.
Etnik (incidentally also his real name) grew up in Hamburg to Albanian parents who supported him greatly on his road to musical discovery. Whilst his classmates were out grinding to r’n’b and hip-hop, Etnik stayed in and experimented with beats and bleeps to create his very own definitiv sound. His aim: to invent an new, elegant form of techno.

Instead of piling his music with layers and layers of synths and noises, Etnik does away with surplus sounds and concentrates on the core. His music is to the point and avoids gimmicks so often employed by his contemporaries. He dresses dapper in suits to perform. Simple and stylish. Shaken, not stirred. Musically he found inspiration in the songs of modern artists such as Boys Noize, Tiga, D.I.M. and Kraftwerk, but also in the compositions of classical composers like Johann Sebastian Bach. Maybe that’s how a few bars of violon solo found it’s way into one of his tracks?

Etnik surprises with a collection of concentrated beats and home-made sawtooth synths; no matter how hard they get, the tracks maintain a charming analogue fragility and most importantly, soul. Etnik’s trademarks are his huge drops, which often come by surprise and sweep you off your feet. Etnik is a perfectionist – he worked on his tracks for two years before he judged them worthy enough to upload to Soundcloud.

Quality matters more than quantity. And this quality brought him immediate acclaim from Zombie Nation and TWR72 to name but a few. He became friends with SCNTST from Boyz Noize Records and together they released a few tracks on a New York label.

Etnik doesn’t just impress as a produce, but also as a DJ. He, however, doesn’t classify himself as either, rather as an entertainer with a concept. And by the way, the backwards N in his logo is actually a piece of a visualised version of a sawtooth-wave, just like the ones he uses in his music.

London Grammar – Nightcall (Official Video)

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Timo Maas – Tantra (Official Video)

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The Garden Festival Croatia 2014 ‘One Step Beyond’ 2nd – 9th July, 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2013 by dk

The Garden Festival Croatia 2014 ‘One Step Beyond’The Garden Festival Croatia 2014 ‘One Step Beyond’

  • Croatia’s jewel in the Adriatic, The Garden Festival, returns for its 9th year

  • Barbarella’s and Argonaughty partners and crews confirmed for 2014

  • 7 day programme, 3 onsite stages, 18 Argonaughty and Arbiana boat parties and 8 Barbarella’s club nights – and the secret island party returns!

  • 1st wave of DJs and live acts to be announced in January

  • Love Saves The Day’s Dave Harvey and Tom Paine join the family

  • NYE Garden House Party takes over the Brunswick, Brighton

  • Garden Get Together Tour returns early next year

  • Double Whammy tickets on sale for The Garden Festival and Electric Elephant

Festival takes place 2nd – 9th July 2014 – www.thegardenfestival.eu

The Garden Festival returns for its 9th year on the beautiful Dalmatian coastline, once more creating a slice of true paradise in Tisno. Uniting music lovers, festival friends and holiday seekers from across the world, The Garden is a unique experience under the sizzling sun and star-speckled night sky. With three stages, twice daily Argonaughty and Arbiana boat parties and the breathtaking fully open air Barbarella’s Discotheque, the stunning setting is a playground for those seeking escape and sanctuary from normality. The site features a wide range of accommodation options, with the coastal village of Tisno offering further villas, apartments, hotels and a wide range of lovely food and drink, with islands, national parks and historic cities all close by.

And with an ever expanding family of partners and crews, The Garden Festival is very proud to announce who will be taking over the Argonaughty, Arbiana and Barbarella’s in July. Bad Passion Project, Beats In Space, Crazy P vs El Diablos, Edible, Flux, Futureboogie, Hidden Agenda, Just Jack, Krankbrother, Kontrapunkt, Last Waltz, Leftfoot, Louche, One Records, Ransom Note, Resident Advisor, Sunset Sound System, The Great Outdoors, The Pool, Tief, Underbron and Wolf Music will be sound-tracking the idyllic days, balmy nights and hands-in-the-air sunrises. The secret island party also returns in 2014, and the first round of guest DJs and live acts will be announced in January.

With The Garden in bloom for 2014, Love Save’s The Day’s Dave Harvey and Tom Paine are joining the family for 2014 and beyond. Having fallen in love with The Garden and Croatia since day one and helped shape the bookings for the last few years, now the guys are joining the team as full partners, joining Nick, Eddie, Charlotte and Gail. “It’s a real honour to get asked to be a bigger part of The Garden – it’s a really special place for both of us, and we think with a few further tweaks it’s gonna be even better next year, we can’t wait!” The guys are also assistant programmers for The Wow stage and Silver Hayes at Glastonbury.

The Garden House Party returns for its annual NYE session at The Brunswick in Brighton, this time joining forces with Double Whammy party partners Electric Elephant. This year’s end of the year bash features a Crazy P (DJ Set), The Unabombers, Red Rack’Em and many more for a real house party! Once more the venue will be decorated as a house, including sofas, furniture and of course ducks on the walls! Get tickets at: www.watchthegardengrow.eu/tickets.

News will be announced in the New Year too as The Garden Get Together Tour returns, once more taking in many of the UK’s and Europe’s coolest clubs. Working with some of the esteemed partners who will be in Tisno in July, the tour offers the chance for some early Croatian sunshine from special guests and residents.

The Garden Festival and Electric Elephant are also proud to announce their third Double Whammy collaboration too, with tickets available from the website at an amazing £150 for both festivals! Following on straight after The Garden, EE offers 5 days of amazing music under the sun and stars, with the first round of guests to be announced shortly. EE runs from 10th – 14th July 2014.

Tisno is situated right between Zadar and Split airports, with lots of flights from Europe to each. Keep checking for deals to Croatia from the UK – and Europe too – on airlines including Ryanair, Easyjet, Jet2, Wizz Air, German Wings and Croatia Airlines, as fares have now been released and there are some real early bargains to be had. Ryanair now fly from Liverpool and Edinburgh too, direct to Zadar, with the country never more accessible than ever before.

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The Garden Festival 2014
Weds 2nd – Weds 9th July 2014
@ The Garden Tisno, Petrica Glava 34, 22240, Tisno, Croatia
First wave of live acts and DJs announced January 2014
Tickets: £120
www.thegardenfestival.eu

Hideout 2014 Line-up Announced; Disclosure, Rudimental, Loco Dice, Solomun, Sasha & Many More.

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2013 by dk

hideout 2014 line upAs Hideout enters its fourth year, the week long event created by Sound Channel has established itself as the forerunner of electronic music festivals. Last month they announced a new registration system for tickets, and today some of the huge number that signed up are in with a chance of gaining entry to the revered event that last year sold out in the record time of eight weeks.

New for this year are VIP tiered tickets, offering attendees access to exclusive events in the area, queue jump access onsite and merchandise. There is also the new ‘Hideout experience’ including accommodation, airport transfers and more to take any pain away from the booking process, all available from the Hideoutwebsite.

Dance music’s grandest talents and sharpest stars play both during the day at beachside pool parties and intimate boat sailings as well as through the night on the infamous Croatian Zrce beach strip. Today Hideout announce artists on the bill including the young and unstoppable duo, Disclosure, Black Butter’s runaway outfit Rudimental will be returning to the show as is Hideout favourite, Loco Dice.

Hideout also welcomes new artists to the show such as house music veteran Sasha and king of the groove, infamous for his exceeding popular Ibizan residencies, Solomun.

Spanning over sixty artists, four venues (with major improvements for this year), extended boat and pool events and offering guaranteed sun exposure on a beachside-setting, Hideout is the obvious choice for dance music devotees in search of the ultimate festival experience.

 

  • Date: Mon 30th Jun, 2014
  • To: Thursday 3rd July 2014
  • Location: Zrce Beach, Novalja, Island of Pag
  • Price: from £129 plus booking fee

FULL PROGRAMME

Disclosure (DJ Set) / Rudimental (DJ Set)
Loco Dice / Solomun / Sasha

Ame / Andy C / Apollonia / Bicep / Bondax (DJ Set) / Breach / Cassy  / Davide Squillace / Dusky / George Fitzgerald / Guti (Live) / Heidi / Jackmaster / John Talabot / Joy Orbison / MK / Redlight / Scuba / Skream / Tale of Us / tINI / Wilkinson

Artwork / Ben Pearce / Boddika / B-Traits / Camo & Krooked / Daniel Avery / David Rodigan MBE / DJ EZ / Ejeca / Fred V & Grafix / Friction / Gerd Janson / Gorgon City / Huxley / Hype / Justin Martin / Laura Jones / Mano Le Tough / Oneman/ Ryan Elliot / Shy FX / Subb An / Ten Walls (Live) / Waze & Odyssey

Funkineven / Kowton / Last Magpie / Matt Long / Mike Jones / North Base / PBR Streetgang / People Get Real / Ralph Lawson / Route 94 / Simon Baker / The Sonic Emporium / Trevino / Waifs & Strays


TICKETS

Available at http://hideoutfestival.com/
Standard tickets £129
VIP tickets £179
Standard ticket and camping from £204
Standard ticket + ´Hideout experience´ (airport transfers, accommodation, festival shuttle bus passes, etc)

Altern 8 XMAS NO. 1 Campaign

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on November 28, 2013 by dk

altern8 xmasBringing the bass to this year’s Christmas Number 1 race, it’s Altern-8. It’s not the usual standard-issue Christmas Number 1 get-up admittedly, and as such, ’90s rave duo Altern-8 recently found themselves bemused by news of an online campaign intent on persuading the UK to swap Santa beards for the twosome’s signature dust masks. Activ-8 (Come With Me) was the highest charting track released by Mark Archer and Chris Peat of Stafford electronic act, Altern8. Peaking at Number 3, Activ-8 was originally held off the top spot by Michael Jackson’s Black or White, andVic Reeves And The Wonderstuff’s Dizzy back in November ’91, but now in 2013 could it finally be time for Activ-8 to take it all the way? “I have no idea why they chose us, or that song, but I’m very flattered!”, says Archer. At the time of writing, over 22,000 ravers (or possibly 40-something-dads-who-once-raved) have joined the campaign. So if basslines are your thing, look no further than this pulsating bad boy.(Officialcharts report)
Release Date: Available now
You can help Altern 8 storm the UK charts for No. 1 and let everyone know rave is alive & kicking by pre-ordering Activ 8
HERE
Altern 8 – Activ 8 (Come With Me) (AGT Rave Cru Remix) OFFICIAL