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Kraftwerk Leads Landmark Lineup for Moogfest 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2013 by J.D.

moogfest 2014Moogfest Announces Kraftwerk and Chic To Headline 2014 Performance Program

Electronic Music Pioneers KRAFTWERK 3-D to present 3 Concerts at Moogfest 2014 and a dance party featuring music super producer Nile Rodgers and his band CHIC. Plus exclusive live performances from legendary composer Giorgio Moroder and artist Laurie Anderson.

Other Nighttime Performers Include, RJD2, Soul Clap, Daedalus, Dan Deacon, Gas Lamp Killer, Green Velvet, Sasha, Art Department, Escort and A Rare Performance From UK’s Darkstar.


Moogfest 2014 Phase 2 Headliners and Nighttime Performers (in alphabetical order)
Art Department
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks
Dan Deacon
Gaslamp Killer
Giorgio Moroder
Green Velvet
Laurie Anderson
Les Sins
Mark Farina
Mike Simonetti
Nick Monaco
NRP (No Regular Play)
Slow Hands
Soul Clap
Two Fresh
Wolf Eyes
These artists will join in the company of the nightly music showcase curators including Experimental Record Labels Warp RecordsDFAFool’s GoldGhostly InternationalNo. 19 Music’s Social ExperimentRVNG Intl., and Driftless Recordings. Plus Electronic Tastemakers Crew Love, Brooklyn-based Cultural Organization AFROPUNK, Detroit’s Movement Festival, North Carolina’s Hopscotch Festival, and Austin’s Switched On.
Moogfest 2014 GA Day and Night Package: $299*
Moogfest 2014 offers a limited number of Night (Music) Only Tickets at $199 while supplies last.
Moogfest 2014 offers a limited number of Day (Conference ) Only Tickets at $249 while supplies last.
VIP tickets available at $499
More information on tickets, VIP packages and payment plans available at

Jamie Jones -Tracks From The Crypt

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2012 by J.D.

Jamie Jones rise to the top has been a steady climb. The young Welshman was always respected from fellow peers and artists through early releases on Freak n’Chic, Cocoon, Get Physical and a debut artist album on Crosstown Rebels, but now is deeply admired as the best in the game.

In ‘Tracks From The Crypt’ Jamie finally sets some of the best-loved dancefloor bombs of the past five years loose from the vaults of his infamous studio. Tracks such as the bouncing infectious grooves of ‘Somewhere’, ‘Paradise’ and ‘Frequencies’ are infamous from Jamie’s live recordings, and others such as the electro-clash influenced ‘City At Night’, ‘Mari 2d Underground’ a future dancefloor anthem and ‘Tonight In Tokyo’ featuring Luca C are as yet unheard and offer a glimpse of the future. Closing with the leisurely pace of ‘The Lows’, Jamie shows he can stretch the capabilities of house music and has formulated his own new breed.

Jamie explains: “This is a collection of my favourite unreleased secret weapons from the last 5 years plus some brand new tunes that I´m hammering on the dancefloor right now. Looking back in the vaults, I found some killers that people have been trying to get their hands on for ages and decided to make my second album a combination of these.”

Label: Crosstown Rebels
Cat no: CRMCD018
Distribution: Above Board Distribution
Released: Monday June 25th, 2012


  1. Somewhere
  2. City At Night featuring Surveillance Party
  3. Tonight In Tokyo featuring Luca C
  4. Special Effect
  5. Mari 2D Underground
  6. Our Time In Liberty featuring Art Department
  7. Stems From Hackney
  8. Frequencies
  9. Over Each Other featuring Livia Giammaria
  10. Paradise
  11. Havana Good Time
  12. The Lows

Mari 2d Underground [Clip] 

The past few years have seen Jamie launch his own pioneering label and brand, Hot Creations and production outfit Hot Natured, forging his own path with a highly original sound as both a solo artist, and with various collaborations. His remixes of Azari III and Green Velvet were among the biggest tracks of 2011 and he has the rare ability to appeal to many diverse styles of electronic music, championed by Pete TongAnnie Macas well as Gilles Peterson.

Named Best Deep House DJ and remix of 2011 in DJ Awards IbizaBest DJand remix by DJ Mag UK and Best DJ from Mixmag UK as well as Resident AdvisoNo 1 DJ of the year, Jamie Jones and his label Hot Creations are amongst the biggest names in dance music right now. Imitated the world over they got there by infusing a new originality into a tiring style of dance music – injecting energy through basslines and spirit through vocals and samples.


May 16 Showcase, Paris
May 18 – 24 USA
May 25 Life Festival, Detroit
May 26 – 28 Detroit
June 1 Rock In Rio, Lisbon
June 3 Love Saves The Day, Bristol
June 8 Serendipity, Foligno
June 9 Il Muretto, Jesolo
June 28-30 Hideout, Croatia

Fabric61: Visionquest

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2011 by J.D.

Visionquest are a dynamic, charismatic and unstoppable force that have quietly crept up and grasped the horns of dance music in 2011. Comprising of Seth Troxler, Lee Curtiss, Ryan Crosson and Shaun Reeves, four Detroit refugees who each have their solo careers in their own right, together they career through barren terrain and mystical energies in the next episode of the fabric series.

“Shaun, Ryan and Seth are from the Detroit area. They finished high school at a point in time when electronic music was making a turning point. We were all deeply involved in it.” Lee Curtiss

I grew up with a lot of different music – jazz, rnb, soul, house. My parents have such good taste.  However when I got into my teen years living in the suburbs I started to listen to a lot of indie rock as well as techno. Still today when I’m home alone I tend to listen to more folk stuff rather then club music.” Seth Troxler

“Chance meetings and like-mindedness brought Visionquest together. If I could sum us up in 3 words it would be ‘never forget home’ or ‘use more fat’”. Ryan Crosson


Label: Fabric
Cat no: fabric121
Released: Monday December 5th, 2011


  1. Tin Man – Wasteland [Global A]
  2. STL – Portside Waves [Perlon]
  3. Soul Center* – Hal 2010 [Shitkatapult]
  4. Seuil – In The Moon [Supplement Facts]
  5. Konrad Black – Doodimbouttogay [Visionquest]
  6. Cassius – The Sound Of Violence (Franco Cinelli Remix) [Cassius]
  7. Terje Bakke – Ekaterinburg [Be Chosen]
  8. Kollektiv Turmstrasse & Florian Schirmacher – Uneins (Aril Brikha Remix) [Connaisseur Superieur]
  9. Catz ‘n Dogz feat. Paul Randolph – I’m Free (Carl Craig Remix) [Mothership]
  10. Phreek Plus One feat. Mr. White – Passion (DJ T. Remix) [Compost]
  11. Loosefingers – Winterflower [Alleviated]
  12. My Favorite Robot – Forest Fires [Visionquest]
  13. DVS1 – Polyphonic Love [Transmat]
  14. Green Velvet – Abduction [Relief]
  15. Aquarius Heaven feat. Dani Siciliano – Can’t Buy Love [Wolf + Lamb]
  16. Tale Of Us & Footprintz – Tale/Foot Break [Visionquest]
  17. Footprintz – Heaven Felt Like Night [Visionquest]
  18. Wildcookie – Song With No Ending [Tru Thoughts]

In Native American cultures, a Visionquest is a spiritual quest associated with new beginnings and revelatory journeys. Meeting as teenagers in the collapsed city of Detroit, these four young creatives embarked on their own voyage together that has brought them to the forefront of the electronic music community. Surrounded by the explosion of techno in their home city, they each connected deeply with its heartbeat. The youngest of the pack, Seth Troxler’s stepfather was himself a DJ and they each began playing and promoting local events. Keen to etch their own mark as DJs and producers in the wider world, they eloped to Berlin and forged successful solo careers, before coming together again to form the Visionquest production collective responsible for crossover remixes such as Tracey Thorn ‘Swimming’ and Kiki ‘Good Voodoo’. In 2011 they formed the Visionquest label that houses a rising circle of talent such as Footprintz, Laura Jones, Tale Of Us and the biggest track of the year from Benoit & Sergio ‘Walk and Talk’.

“When deciding together which tracks we wanted to go with we took into consideration the timelessness of the songs, tracks from our past and our present and presented them to tell our story. The start is very representative of the Visionquest DJ sound and the end shows the eclectic sound of our label. It goes from music for clubs to music for life.”Shaun Reeves

The meditative ‘Wasteland’ from Tin Man commences this almost supernatural journey, urging you to relax and sit back for the ride. Throughout the subsequent seventy minutes, Visionquest sweep gently from light atmospherics through into warm grooves and hypnotic basslines, embodying a spellbinding sound that seems suspended in time. The close circle from their early days such as Konrad Black and Toronto’s My Favorite Robot are represented in the mix as well as early heroes such as Green Velvet and Carl Craig. Iconic records such as the Cassius ‘The Sound Of Violence’ and this year’s anthemic Aquarius Heaven ‘Can’t Buy Love’ are sandwiched between esoteric jewels. The end spirals deeper into Visionquest’s dreams and pop infused hallucinations as the auras of the young Montreal duo Footprintz merge with Italian duo Tale Of Us. The playful close on Wildcookie’s ‘The Song With No Ending’ is an archetypal Visionquest twist as they bow out in style.

Movement Torino Music Festival 2011

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2011 by J.D.

Movement Torino Music Festival 2011

Line Up

Underworld, Laurent Garnier, Carl Craig & Guy Gerber live Visionquest, Green Velvet, Stacey Pullen, Space Dimension Controller, Circo Loco & many more

  • Date: Thu 27th Oct, 2011
  • To: 31/10/2011
  • Time: Various
  • Location: Various cultural spaces in Turin, Italy
  • Price: €10 – €234 (including 5* hotel)


Now in its sixth year, Movement Torino Music Festival, the Italian cousin of the cult Detroit Electronic Music Festival Festival (DEMF), continues on its path of exponential growth. Hosted over five days of round the clock activities between October 27th and 31st 2011, Movement once again brings original performances from the pinnacle of electronic talent and explores the depths and boundaries of contemporary electronic music culture.

Headlined by a stellar live show from worldwide heroes Underworld, Movement Torino 2011 welcomes an all star team of talent from across the spectrum including US heavyweights Green Velvet, Lil Louis and Detroit’s Movement founders Derrick May and Carl Craig, alongside the phenomenon of the moment Visionquest (Seth Troxler, Lee Curtiss, Shaun Reeves and Ryan Crosson), and a sea of new and well championed faces with John Digweed, Damian Lazarus, Steffi, Cassy, Guy Gerber, Shinedoe and Art Department all on the programme.

The European edition of the festival was staged for the first time outside the U.S. on December 15th, 2006 in Torino to celebrate the closing of the Winter Olympics. Since then, during the week before Halloween, Movement has engulfed Torino’s most symbolic locations, taking place in Olympic arenas, clubs, museums and universities and become the most anticipated event in Italy for electronic music lovers. Each year the event attracts a growing audience from all over Europe and places Torino as a cultural exchange on par with Detroit and other electronic music communities such as Berlin, Ibiza, Amsterdam and Tokyo.

A dense schedule of meetings, workshops and special events are sandwiched between superior live and DJ sets. The five-day program transforms the city into a hub of new sounds, new technologies and contemporary art. The special 2011 episode will connect quality and entertainment through creative ways that will astonish the public.


The Movement Festival comes alive on October 27th with an exceptional cast, which will culminate in a crescendo on Monday, October 31 with the final show at the Turin Palalsozaki. The inaugural happening on Thursday 27th will feature two rising stars of electronics world, the Irish visionary Space Dimension Controller and the enfant prodige Kyle Hall from Detroit.

On Friday 28th tackling new genres and modes of experimentation at the Conservatory of Torino are Aufgang, born from an encounter between Rami Khalifè pianists, Francesco Tristano and drummer Avmeric Westrich, and emerging as a concert of piano, drums and electronic contamination.

Saturday 29th hosts the exclusive Circoloco party, voted the best party in Ibiza and founded by Italian locals. Circo Loco programme four diverse eclectic artists from their pool. Reaching from the beat of Detroit techno, Stacey Pullen, into the acid, minimal and Chicago experiments of the French master, DJ W!ld, through the freshness and raw energy of Tania Vulcano and concluding with the talented grooves of David Squillace from Naples.

Sunday 30th brings two appointments to capture the attention of the masses and lead the way for grand finale scheduled for Halloween night. Commencing with the Superga Day, this Happy Happening marks 100 years of the oldest Italian brand of shoes accompanied by the sound of Lil´Louis. This legendary Chicago producer needs no introduction as he is known to be one of the founders of house music. This great day for music will end in the mythical place of Murazzi Po, a landing boathouse on the river Po.

As in previous years the Palaolimpico Isozaki structure, built for the 2006 Winter Olympics and now the temple of the best international music, will reveal itself as a perfect space for the final ritual of Movement on Monday, October 31st. Its shimmering mirrors, frosted glass, metal surfaces, and ultra-slick setting will spill over with chic and passionate revellers from all over mainland Europe. Taking over four rooms at Palaolimpico will be the biggest names from the international electronic community, all earning their place in this special rite of passage. The highly anticipated English duo riding the world scene for two decades, Underworld will make their only Italian performance this autumn, presenting exclusively for Movement the new record Barking and a concert promising to inscribe into the history of contemporary music.

Live showcases also come from Carl Craig with his project 69, Green Velvet, Guy Gerber, and Laurent Garnier. The great talents of John Digweed, Cassy, Shinedoe, Mirko Loco, Tama Sumo and many more will form a cast that unites Europe and the USA fusing together the peak of current acts and forging their inventive and unique personalities.


For the second year Movement will mark this special event with a CD compilation release featuring music from the repertoire and an exclusive mix from iRobots. Listen at

Armed with a broad ranging entertainment format, Movement aims to become the most consumer-friendly festival in Italy. Paying close attention to the accommodation and reception, circulation of information and ticket sales, being the first festival in Italy where tickets can be purchased via mobile phone. Partners with Movincom‘s Bemoov Movement ask for a simple registration to make this smooth process.

Movement Hospitality System also this year renews their commitment to ensure hospitality and sustainable mobility in collaboration with Ac Hotel, Hotel Boston, Guala, Continental and Camplus with MobiGio, ProntoTaxi 5737 and Gtt to eat, sleep and move around safely at a competitive price.


Tickets and info at

Full programme:

Information and reservation: +39.011.3189896 or–ticket

Australian superstar DJ Dirty South teams with legendary label Strictly Rhythm on “Strictly Dirty South”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2011 by J.D.

Australian superstar DJ Dirty South teams with legendary label Strictly Rhythm on
Strictly Dirty South

2XCD featuring Strictly Rhythm classics and Dirty South originals and remixes plus some extra special edits from Dirty South!

Released June 21 2011 on Strictly Rhythm

Strictly Rhythm is pleased to announce that superstar Producer/Remixer/DJ Dirty South has been chosen to compile and mix the latest installment of its acclaimed compilation series. Following efforts by Masters At Work, Todd Terry, Tiefschwarz, Erick Morillo and Bob Sinclar, Strictly Dirty South marries classics from the Strictly Rhythm catalog with the most up front Dirty South favorites currently on the scene.

It’s been an amazing twelve months for Dirty South. While already well established on the global scene Dirty South took it up a notch delivering smash original productions, remixes and toured the world non-stop. In 2010, he delivered the anthemic track “Phazing” and branded his beloved “Star Phazing Nights” club concept; his own Phazing Records released David Tort, Thomas Gold & David Gausa’s hit “Areena;” & the first release from rising star Jeremy Olander “Airsteala”. Dirty South was also nominated for a Grammy for his co-remix (with Axwell) of Temper Trap’s “Sweet Disposition.” Dirty South stormed into 2011 with a fresh rinse of Diddy Dirty Money featuring Skylar Grey’s Billboard smash single “Coming Home,” was featured at Swedish House Mafia’s Masquerade Motel and sold out his “Starphazing” event at Mansion during Miami Music Week. Plus his tri-monthly residency at Las Vegas superclub ‘Marquee’.

CD One is a look back at some of the bigger moments on Strictly Rhythm and in clubland over the years. The mix builds nicely with cuts from Aly-us, KOT, Lil Mo Ying Yang, Shakedown, Bob Sinclar and includes exclusive re-edits of Ultra Nate “Free” fused with Live Element “Be Free” and Falko Richtberg & Sebastian Wojowski’s “Madelaine” is married with Julie McKnight’s “Home.” CD Two is full of current club bangers from the likes of David Tort, D.Ramirez, Thomas Gold, Green Velvet, Danny Freakazoid & Matt Casseli and Tristan Garner as well as plenty of remixes and productions from Dirty South (including his Diddy-Dirty Money “Coming Home” remix.)

Dirty South comments, “Putting together my Strictly Rhythm compilation was fun and a great opportunity to showcase two different sides of my take on house music and the way I DJ at one of my shows. The First Disc is a reflection of my ‘old school’ house music and it features some of the tracks Ii grew up with, while the Second Disc is basically the sound that I currently play at my shows and these are the biggest tracks of today. Both discs were a pleasure to construct and mix and I’m very happy to show people a taste of two different worlds of house music that are separated by 10-15 years. Yes, the sound and the energy has definitely changed, but its all house music at the end of the day!!!”

Strictly Rhythm head of A & R, Seamus Haji adds “Following on from Erick Morillo and Bob Sinclar in the series I wanted Dirty South to mix the comp as I felt he would understand the heritage of Strictly Rhythm which is known for great vocal tracks, club anthems and harder edged tracks. It was this variety that I wanted to be encapsulated in the mix. He produces and plays vocal tracks as well big room stompers so I thought it would be interesting to see how he would marry his style with ours. I think he’s done a fantastic job and you can hear the amount of effort he’s put into the mix in the way that he’s programmed & mixed it and also created lots of exclusive Re-edits for us!”

Strictly Rhythm Records is house music. Since 1989 the legendary New York label not only put out records by almost every name in the game, but it also defined house music throughout the 1990s. In 1994 Strictly notched up its first crossover hit with Real 2 Real’s ‘I Like To Move It’, a feat it was to repeat throughout the rest of the decade with Wink’s ‘Higher State of Consciousness’, Ultra Naté’s ‘Free’ and Wamdue Project’s ‘King of My Castle’. In between the hits the label provided a steady output of club tracks by a huge array of respected artists from Barbara Tucker and Masters At Work to Erick Morillo, Josh Wink, Armand Van Helden, Danny Tenaglia, David Morales and DJ Pierre. Almost every house producer of repute who was active in the 1990s is represented in the catalogue.

Strictly Dirty South is available as a Two-Disc CD, iTunes version and special DJ friendly digital version featuring unmixed WAV files of each individual track and two separate DJ mixes. The DJ friendly version will be available as a bundle only from Beatport and other digital music retailers.


1. Kings Of Tomorrow – Finally (Original Extended Mix)
2. Lil’ Mo’ Yin Yang – Reach (Mark Knight Mix)
3. Kid Crème – Austin’s Groove (Vocal Mix)
4. Bob Sinclar – I Feel For You (Erick Morillo Edit)
5. Steal Vybe – Music 4 The World (Tribing 2 Da Drumz Mix)
6. Âme – Rej (Original Beatless Mix)
7. Michael Moog – That Sound (Full Intention Club)
8. Aly-Us – Follow Me (Vanjee & Alex S Mix)
9. Michel Cleis feat. Totó La Momposina, La Mezcla (Roog Edit)
10. Ultra Nate, Free, Dirty South (No Beats Edit) **
11. Live Element, Be Free (Original Vocal)
12. Shakedown, At Night (Kid Crème Club Mix)
13. Falko Richtberg & Sebastian Wojkowski /Julie McKnight – Madelaine / Home (Dirty South Edit)**

1. Diddy Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey – Coming Home (Dirty South Vocal Mix)
2. Arno Cost / Ministers De-La-Funk feat. Jocelyn Brown – Lise / Believe (Dirty South Edit) **
3. Green Velvet – Flash (Nicky Romero Mix)
4. David Tort, Thomas Gold & David Gausa / Axwell & Dirty South feat. Rudy – Areena / Open Your Heart (Dirty South Edit) **
5. Tim Mason – The Moment (Steve Angello Edit)
6. D.Ramirez & Dirty South – Shield
7. Jeremy Olander – Airsteala (Dirty South Remix)
8. Alesso – Nillionaire, (Original)
9. Swanky Tunes & Hard Rock Sofa – Smolengrad (Original Mix)
10. DJ Dove – Break It Down (Harry Choo Choo Romero Remix)
11. Matt Caseli & Danny Freakazoid – Raise Your Hands
12. Tristan Garner & Gregori Klosman – Bounce (Original)
13. David Tort feat. Gosha / Dirty South feat. Rudy – One Look (Axwell Vs. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Instrumental) / Phazing (Dirty South Edit) **

**Denotes tracks exclusive to Strictly Dirty South

Phil Kieran & Green Velvet – Free Yourself + I Cant Stop

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2011 by J.D.

OUT MAY 9TH 2011 on Beatport. iTUNES and all other stores May 20th 2011 //

After 4 years in the making ‘I cant stop’ will be released in June, it takes a sample female vocal from a Gary Numan track of the same name
Phil Kieran – I Cant Stop [dubbed out mix] – Phil Kieran Recordings PKRD005

Skyhook EP incl.Scuba,Green Velvet… Remixes[phil kieran recordings]

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2010 by J.D.

SKYHOOK is finally released! mixes by Scuba, Ricardo Tobar, SCB, Adam Beyer, Jesper Dahlback and Green Velvet.
Buy Here on Beatport

More news from Phil
This is the debut release on my new label Phil Kieran Recordings. More to come in 2011 we have some great music scheduled.

Before new year I will be remixing a track by Dub Dummies for Jesper Dahlback’s label ‘ISL’ and I will also release the love wish ep on International DJ Gigolo. My Empty vessels ep has also been released on Electric Deluxe and done very well so thanks for the support, you will also find the track featured on uk channel 4 ‘misfits’.

I have also dropped into the studio with Jochem [speedy j] and produced two tracks that are sounding nice.

(27th Nov) Groove City with Carl Craig Belgium
(18th Dec) Booka Shade at Stiff
(31st Dec) NYE at Shine!
(15th Jan) Phil Kieran Recordings @Stiff with Green Velvet
(Apr) Snowbombing 2011! Austria