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Watch Tinie Tempah In The New Video For ‘Tsunami (Jump)’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2014 by dk

Tsunami 042013 has seen 3 No.1 singles for Ministry of Sound, with hits coming from Bingo Players, Duke Dumont and Storm Queen. With 2014 in its sights, the world’s most successful dance label is gearing up for its next crossover hit with DVBBS & Borgeous’s ‘Tsunami (Jump)’, with a new vocal from Brit superstar, Tinie Tempah, following his previous featured hits with Swedish House Mafia and Calvin Harris.

The epic performance video was directed by Fred Rowson, who commented:
From the moment I heard this track with Tinie’s vocal, I knew that the video would have to be visceral, distinctive, and have real swagger. I wanted it to be iconic, with an industrial, almost gothic aesthetic that we’ve created through the colour scheme and the physical installation that we built. The choreography is central to the way the video develops, and I took Rick Guest’s Royal Ballet photography as a reference point for how we’d portray this. We’ve edited the performances so they build in intensity to really capture the tone of the music“.

The instrumental of ‘Tsunami (Jump)’ has already hit No.1 across Europe and on Beatport, clocked up 60 million collective YouTube views, over800,000 Soundcloud plays, and received repeat UK radio support from Radio 1’s Zane Lowe (who has just premiered the vocal version on Radio 1), Pete Tong, Diplo, Danny Howard, Greg James, Diplo and Annie Nightingale, plus spins from Mistajam at 1Xtra. To date, the track has spent 14 weeks in the Shazam Top 200 chart, peaking at No.13 in the Top 20 pre release chart.

DVBBS are Canadian brothers, Alex and Chris. The duo’s early singles ‘Initio’ and ‘DRVGS’, have taken the global EDM community by storm, and with shows alongside Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, Rusko, Eric Prydz, Dada Life, Borgore and Steve Aoki, they’re rapidly becoming one of North America’s hottest live DJ tickets.

LA’s Borgeous is another producer riding the crest of EDM’s next wave. His original productions ‘From Cali WIth Love’, ‘GANGSTEROUS’, ‘Rags To Riches’ and ‘Aggro’, alongside remixes of Rihanna’s ‘Pour It Up’ (with The Cataracs) and his reworking of Ciara’s ‘Goodies’, have brought him much acclaim in 2013.

The inimitable Tinie Tempah has just dropped his second album, ‘Demonstration’, featuring collaborations with Diplo, Pharrell, Zane Lowe, Paloma Faith, Labrinth, Naughty Boy, Dizzee Rascal, 2 Chainz, Emeli Sandé, Ellie Goulding and the Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands.

Following the success of Showtek’s ‘Booyah’ and Martin Garrix’ recent No.1, ‘Animals’, ‘Tsunami (Jump)’ is the next harder-edged EDM anthem to cut through in an ever-shifting dance music landscape.


Andy C Reveals New Track – ‘Haunting’ (video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2013 by dk

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Andy C has revealed his second new production ‘Haunting’.

The 150th release for his Ram label and his first new material for some time, ‘Workout’ follows the announcement of the next chapter in his acclaimed ‘Nightlife’ compilation concept. Widely regarded as the definitive drum & bass mix series (with over 250,000 units sold)‘Nightlife 6’ will be released in November. The hugely anticipated album is the sixth instalment of the now legendary series that began in 2003 (the last mix was released in 2010).

‘Workout’ features on Nightlife 6 alongside another new production, ‘Haunting’, which is an iTunes gratis track that comes free with the album pre-order. Andy has recently delivered remixes for the likes of Rudimental, Major Lazer and Chase & Status.

Nightlife 6’ sees Andy showcase sounds from the most exciting new names and the very biggest D&B artists in the game, including Wilkinson, Loadstar, Chase & Status, DC Breaks, Rene Lavice, S.P.Y, High Contrast, Mind Vortex, Culture Shock, Frankee, Unknown Error, TC, Calyx & TeeBee and many more. Further tracks and remixes come from Rudimental, Dizzee Rascal, Black Sun Empire and beyond.

The biggest Ram event to date (4500) will be held at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on 1 November. The show will form part of a series of ‘extended set’ tour dates, where Andy will be playing for up to 5 hours at each gig.

Nov 1 – O2 Brixton Academy – London
Nov 2 – Motion – Bristol
Nov 8 – Mint Club – Leeds
Nov 16 – Concord 2 – Brighton
Nov 23 – Jungle Juice – Strasbourg, France

DJ Fresh ft RaVaughn – ‘The Feeling’ (Official Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2012 by dk

Following Number 1 hits ‘ Louder’ and ‘Hot Right Now’ featuring the solo chart-topping Rita Ora, as well as Top 10 hit ‘The Power’ with Dizzee Rascal, DJ Fresh is back with his brand-new track ‘The Feeling‘ featuring hotly-tipped RaVaughn, released on 23rd September on Ministry of Sound!
Shot on location in Tokyo by director, Ivan Ogilvie, the video to ‘The Feeling‘, puts a spotlight on the burgeoning Japanese custom scooter subculture called ‘space invaders’. Following local bikers around the city, the video reveals a dizzying array of custom scooters, from futuristic stretch versions to brightly coloured modified machines.
Ogilvie says; “‘The Feeling’ is about being out there doing what you enjoy with your friends, so I wanted to capture real people on these amazing, futuristic bikes cruising Tokyo’s neon streets. The video follows on from other works I’ve done looking into graffiti and other youth cultures in the UK. It’s all about style and I think there’s something really genuine and interesting about that.”

DJ Fresh AKA Dan Stein is leading the new wave of British dance artists with over 1 million sales and two sold-out UK live tours already to his name. Guests on the album ‘Nextlevelism’, out 1st October on Ministry Of Sound,  read like a who’s who of the biggest names and hottest rising stars in music including Professor Green, Rizzle Kicks and Ms Dynamite.


DJ Fresh ft. Dizzee Rascal – The Power (Official Video) (Out 03.06.12)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on April 21, 2012 by dk

Following two consecutive No.1 singles (‘Louder’ and ‘Hot Right Now’) DJ Fresh is back with his new single ‘The Power’ featuring the UK’s premier hip hop star Dizzee Rascal. This is the official video, shot in Miami during the Winter Music conference 2012 and directed by Rohan Blair-Mangat.

‘The Power’ is released on 03.06.12 on Ministry of Sound Recordings.

Tricky – Time To Dance Remixes (preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 11, 2011 by dk

Tricky is to release Time To Dance (RUG417D), from his most recent album Mixed Race, as a digital single on Monday the 18th of July 2011. The single will feature remixes from Maya Jane Coles, Doorly and FiFi Rong.
Mixed Race was released last September to great critical acclaim. Tricky has since completed tours of the UK, Australia, Europe and South America with many sold out shows. Tricky will be headlining Blissfields Festival in Winchester on July 2nd before heading into the studio with some interesting electronic artists – full details to follow!

The Time To Dance remixes have already been picking up support from a broad spectrum of dance music’s elite including Ramon Tapia, Plump DJs, John Selway, Groove Armada, Sister Bliss, Kruse & Nuernberg, Mighty Mouse, Hector Romero and Nick Warren. Here is further information on the remixers themselves:

With covers of Mixmag and DJ Mag Weekly already under her belt, and a Radio 1 Essential Mix landing in July, 23-yr old Maya Jane Coles is the rising producer/DJ on everyone’s lips. Support for her productions are as wide ranging as Skream to Scuba on the dubstep side through to Jamie Jones and Laurent Garnier on the house front. As a remixer in her own right Maya has remixed artists from MSTRKRFT through to Todd Terry and as one half of dub-electronica duo She is Danger, her credits include Massive Attack, Delphic and Gorillaz.

The second mix on the package comes from blogger’s favourite, Doorly. The Ibiza Rocks resident has been making just as many waves from Sydney to London as he has in the Balearics – most recently on a 30-date arena tour of North America supporting Rusko. Famed for his ‘Pigeon Hole This’ label and attitude; Doorly’s remix credits list to many to mention but include Prodigy, Groove Armada, Dizzee Rascal, Basement Jaxx and Sia with the likes of Fake Blood, Tiga, Shy FX and Soulwax supporting them at club.

And finally, the third remix comes from FiFi Rong. Signed to Tricky’s Brown Punk label, FiFi Rong is one of London’s freshest talents producing from Dubstep through to UK Funky.

Aaron LaCrate teams up with Greg Nice (Nice & Smooth) & Flavor Flav on “Ayo Ayo”(free download)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2010 by dk

RCRD LBL Premieres
Aaron LaCrate ft Greg Nice & Flavor Flav
– “Ayo Ayo”

From Aaron LaCrate’s forthcoming artist album
“Highlandtown: Ignorant Art.”
(Out in 2011 on Milkcrate Records)

Download “Ayo Ayo” HERE
Watch: Aaron LaCrate and Greg Nice discuss the project HERE
Hot off the buzz of his previous track “Tidal Wave” (The track caused an actual tidal wave and was quickly pulled offline), Aaron LaCrate is back for round two. This time he tags with Greg Nice (of Nice & Smooth fame) and Flavor Flav for the dubsteppin’ LaCrate-produced “Ayo Ayo.” Download this joint exclusively now from RCRD LBL
“Ayo Ayo” will be included on Aaron LaCrate’s forthcoming artist record Highlandtown: Ignorant Art and is available now on the recently released and superb solo debut from Greg Nice entitled Popcycle. The record includes production assistance/collaborations from Aaron LaCrate (producer of “Ayo Ayo”), Todd Terry, Louie Vega, Tony Yayo (G-Unit), Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav and more. Check out what happens when Aaron LaCrate, Greg Nice and Flavor Flav go up against the dubstep monster – it’s “Ayo Ayo.”

From his East Baltimore roots and status as the cities youngest working DJ, his summer’s interning for the likes of Def Jam and Rock-A-fella, his successful music and fashion brand (Milkcrate), to his tour dates with Lily Allen, Mark Ronson, Dizzee Rascal, Rakim, and most recently Kanye West, LaCrate has always been in the business of party. He’s also credited with first discovering Spank Rock and Amanda Blank (both appeared on LaCrate’s first release 2005’s B-more Gutter Music) and it was Aaron who introduced MNDR to Mark Ronson when Mark needed new artists for his new CD Record Collection. This lead to the collaboration “Bang Bang Bang.”

LaCrate often pays homage to the Baltimore art scene and collaborates with the local performers such as MZ Streamz who appears on “Tidal Wave.” In 2009 LaCrate teamed up with Debonair Samir for the release of the first B-more major label record in history, B-more Club Crack. Get ready for the next phase. “Highlandtown: Ignorant Art is coming soon.

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Spain’s Sonar Fest Headed To Chicago (Sept. 9-11)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2010 by dk

Sonar, Barcelona’s experimental and electronic music festival, is to hold its first event in Chicago between Sept. 9-11.

Sonar was founded in 1994, but since 2002 has held parallel events outside Spain. Its first excursion into the United States was last year, with two events held in Washington and New York. In its early years, Sonar attracted mainly United Kingdom musicians, as well as a strong contingent from Barcelona’s home region of Catalonia.

Sonar says it expects the Chicago festival to become a regular event. The Chicago operation will be promoted together with Bonnaroo promoter AC Entertainment, with the collaboration of the cultural organization Institut Ramon Llull.

Sonar’s aim is to “disseminate the philosophy of the Barcelona festival and adapt it to new cities and formats.” In Chicago, it will present a “multi-disciplinary line-up with an experimental slant,” says Sonar, and will focus on emerging talent and local scenes in both North America and Catalonia.

The Sonar by Day events in Chicago will be held at the Chicago Cultural Center (CCC), and the headquarters of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. The program will be completed with Sonar by Night shows and sessions.

The line-up will as usual combine some important names and less mainstream and more experimental offerings, and details will be announced in mid-July.

Caribou, Speech Debelle, Pete Tong, LCD Soundsystem, Air, Plastikman, Hot Chip, the Chemical Brothers, Roxy Music and Dizzee Rascal will play the Barcelona event June 17-19.

Since 2002, Sonar has held 24 events around the world, such as Lisbon (2002), Neuchatel (2002), Hamburg (2002-06), Tokyo (2002-2004-2006), London (2002-2005, 2009 and 2010) Rome (2003), Sao Paulo (2004), Lyon (2004), Buenos Aires (2006), and Seoul (2006).

(billboard report)