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Warp Records Announces New Signing Nozinja (South African Shangaan Electro)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2014 by E.N.

nozinjaNozinja is the South African artist famous for creating the revolutionary dance movement dubbed ‘shangaan electro’. A 21st century reboot of local folk tradition, Tsonga disco, kwaito and South African house, Nozinja has transcended these reference points to dream up an innovative and iconic Afro-futurist strain of electronic dance music. There is nothing quite like a Nozinja production: it is home-grown rave music in its purest form.

A mover, shaker and shape-shifter sometimes referred to as ‘Dog’ by his friends and associates, Nozinja’s infectious persona has extended way beyond his position as kingpin of the traditional Shangaan street dance community and the man behind a vast catalogue of cassettes, CD-Rs and DVDs released locally via Nozinja Productions, into the position he now occupies as a hugely influential soundclash pioneer on a global scale.

The shangaan electro sound was brought to wider international attention in 2010 when Honest Jon’s released the stunning compilation ‘Shangaan Electro: New Wave Dance Music From South Africa’. Growing out of the traditional street dances held in Limpopo and Soweto in South Africa, the compilation was essentially a showcase of Nozinja’s production work and the various vocal/dance crews he had assembled. The record and the attention it threw on various YouTube clips of the dancers in action captured the imagination of music fans and fellow artists around the world. Trailblazing touring soon followed, with a succession of wave-making performances at Sonar Festival, Berghain and elsewhere across Europe, Australia and Africa quickly establishing shangaan electro as a club-ready new strain of electronic dance music whose unbridled joy, breakneck speed and creative flair stood way out from the crowd.

Unsurprisingly, Nozinja’s sound has found a particular kinship with other forward thinking electronic producers and DJs, with fans and champions including Caribou, The Knife, Mount Kimbie and Pearson Sound.  A high profile series of 12”s on Honest Jon’s capitalised on this with Theo Parrish, Rashad & Spinn, Ricardo Villalobos, Hype Williams and others remixing Shangaan tracks. They were subsequently compiled on the ‘Shangaan Shake’ double CD.  2013 saw the release of 2 brand new Nozinja cuts (under various pseudonyms) on Dan Snaith’s (Caribou, Daphni) Jiaolong label.

Having found a new home on Warp Records, Nozinja will be breaking out fresh tracks and a brand new live show this April/May on a short run of intimate club and festivals, showcasing the inimitable next-level production, hyper-speed dance moves and soulful vocal hooks that make this a club experience like no other.

    In the meantime, we recommend taking a look at the following pieces to learn more about the Nozinja story so far, as well as the upcoming shows (dates below) for a taste of what is to come…

     

    NOZINJA LIVE:

    APRIL
    Tue 29 Bristol, Start The Bus (tickets)
    Wed 30 Brighton, Bermuda Triangle (tickets)

    MAY
    Thu 1 Liverpool, Sound City (tickets)
    Fri 2 Paris, La Machine du Moulin Rouge (tickets)
    Sat 3 Krems, Donau Festival  (tickets)
    Sun 4 London, Electrowerkz (tickets)
    Mon 5 Sheffield, The Harley (tickets)
    Thu 8 Gent, Vooruit  (tickets)
    Fri 9 Berlin, Urban Spree (tickets)
    Sat 10 Utrecht, Spiegelbar (tickets)

    AUGUST
    Fri 22 Katowice, Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival (tickets)

Sonus Festival, Croatia 2013

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SONUSWebPosterCosmopop and Sonus d.o.o. launch New Festival Brand “SONUS“ in Croatia - The same people who brought the world Time Warp and Love Family Park start up multi-day festival on the island of Pag.
Event agency Cosmopop GmbH, based in Mannheim Germany, sweetens the summer for fans of electronic music by launching a new festival brand alongside their Croatian partner Sonus d.o.o. From August 21st to August 25th, the SONUS festival will take place on the Croatian island of Pag. The venue, located at the famous Zrce Beach, already hosts two renowned clubs, Papaya and Kalypso. Aside from the impressive line-up, there is also the added benefit of its low price. For just 69€, festivalgoers can purchase limited Early-Bird tickets, valid for each day of the festival.
Turquoise blue water and warm beaches in paradise– Zrce Beach is a place to indulge in one’s dreams. The beach is also one of the most widely known festival spots in Croatia, and has become an established setting for electronic music events over the years. With Papaya and Kalypso also nearby, two representations of Europe’s top 20 listed clubs add to the area’s glowing reputation.
Right in the heart of Pag, on August 21st 2013, a kick-off event for SONUS will take place, hosted by event agencies Cosmopop and Sonus d.o.o. Five days and four nights, several boat parties and several pre and after parties make for an impressive start to this new festival brand.. The SONUS team is already working to bring some of the most well known artists, including Sven Väths’ Cocoon Heroes parties.. Loco Dice’s Desolat Crew is ready to play on the magical island, as well as the popular “Club der Visionäre” out of Berlin. From England, SONUS is happy to announce the addition of Fuse London and the famous Circuslabels SONUS’ journey. Further guests include the Next Wave Team out of Ibiza and many more yet to be announced. Simply put: the who-is-who of the electronic music industry will be partying with SONUS on Pag in August. The same is true of the acts. Ricardo Villalobos, Loco Dice, Seth Troxler, Magda, DJ Sneak and several others have confirmed their appearances; and many other key players will follow in their tracks in the coming weeks.
The starting price for Early-Bird tickets is only 69€. These passes include access to all five days of the festival, plus pre-parties and after parties. For an easy travel experience, book one of the island’s enticing all-inclusive travel packages from official festival partner Collegium, starting at 254€ p. P. from Germany on www.travel2sonus.com. Depending on the type of package, benefits can include full travel accommodations, a shuttle service between the hotel and the festival and the general admission ticket to the festival. For the greatest travel accommodations, plan your trip by visiting the travel section of the SONUS website at www.sonus-festival.com/travel. Here you will find helpful travel information `from Germany, the UK, France and many other areas.
With the Sonus Festival, Cosmopop expands its portfolio in the international market to Southern Europe. The agency has just recently established itself in Belgium with the Fade In Festival in Brussels.
SONUS FESTIVAL 2013
21ST – 25TH OF AUGUST 2013
ZRCE BEACH, PAG ISLAND, CROATIA
www.sonus-festival.com
Line-Up:
Ricardo Villalobos, Loco Dice, Seth Troxler, Magda, DJ Sneak, Zip, Cassy, Davide Squillace, Valentino Kanzyani, Joseph Capriati, Margaret Dygas, Matthias Tanzmann, Karotte, Pan-Pot, tINI, Mathias Kaden, Onur Özer, Guti live, Sonja Moonear, Nick Curly, Dan Andrei, Premiesku live, Andrea Oliva, Enzo Siragusa, Dorian Paic, Binh, Yaya, Reas, Meat, Bunte Bummler live and more to be announced

SIS ‘Maremmano’ [Cocolino Records](Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2013 by E.N.

Taken from SIS’ album ‘Confidance’.
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SIS – ‘Confidance’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2013 by E.N.

sis-confidance- SIS’ 2nd album ‘Confidance’ charts his journey training as a horse whisperer
- Mysterious and elusive, his first releases on Ricardo Villalobos’ label and Cecille catapulted him to fame being named ‘Producer of the Year’ by Germany’s Groove Magazine and Raveline’s ‘Newcomer Of the Year’ 2008
- His recent releases on Crosstown Rebels and Get Physical have seen a return to form, expressing his wild, untapped musical passion
- Released on his own label, Cocolino it will include 10 bonus tracks from SIS with special remixes and dancefloor edits of some of SIS’ favourite tracks
There is a wild unbridled energy to Burak Sar aka SIS. At any moment, he will change character; each one of his faces is as emotionally believable as the next. The mischievous schoolboy, the brooding artist, the entertaining clown, the lovable rogue; with hints of criminality, insanity, and tortured genius all in one, and yet, as real and deep as the ink that covers his arms and chest.cocolino
That volatile mix is just who SIS is. With Turkish genes, a German upbringing, and a deviant teenage life that saw him tussle with ganglife, SIS is the exact opposite of the cardboard cut-out, squeaky clean radio DJ, his musical style red raw and smoky, as if cut straight from his soul. ‘Confidance’ is worldly wise and complex, much like the man himself. The 10-track longplayer is like an onion, you hear something new with each listen, peeling back its layers. Still a dancefloor album, it houses multiple personalities, world influences, and rampant passion.

Label: Cocolino
Cat no: COCO6
Web: www.cocolinomusic.com
Distribution: Word and Sound
Released: Wednesday April 17th, 2013

Tracklist

  1. Morj
  2. Mangalarga
  3. Maremmano
  4. Mérens
  5. Murgese
  6. Misaki
  7. Morgan
  8. Morab
  9. Marwari
  10. Messara
TOUR DATES

March 8 – Kater Holzig, Berlin, Germany
March 9 – Colosseum, Landau, Germany
March 16 – Romy S, Stuttgart, Germany
March 22 – Bizzarro, Rome, Italy
March 23 – Lampara Club, Trani, Italy
April 6 – Stilvoll Club, Neuss, Germany
April 20 – Amnesia, Milan, Italy
April 27 – Café D’Anvers, Antwerp, Belgium

http://www.facebook.com/sisofficial

Addison Groove “Beeps” (50WEAPONSCD06) (preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2012 by E.N.

Addison Groove “Bad Things” (50WEAPONSCD06) – Out on March 30

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Addison Groove “Sooperlooper”(Preview)Out March 30

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2012 by E.N.

Addison Groove (aka Antony Williams) started life under a different pseudonym altogether. Recording as Headhunter, with an LP and 12” releases on the influential Tempa label stretching back to 2007, he achieved legendary status within the dubstep scene. His work at the deeper end of the spectrum graced the label an impressive 7 times, a figure matched only by Skream. This work looked set to continue until 2010 when, seemingly out of nowhere, he crafted one of the biggest bass music tracks of the decade, ‘Footcrab’, under the new name of Addison Groove.

The response to ‘Footcrab’ was phenomenal, receiving critical and commercial success in equal measure across the dance music scene. Getting plays not only from the dubstep DJs that Williams was used to reaching, it also found its way into the record boxes of techno and house heavyweights such as Aphex Twin, Surgeon, Ricardo Villalobos and Mr Scruff, bringing an enormous new audience to his music in the process. Taking influences from the Chicago ghetto tek and juke scenes, Addison Groove’s impact on UK bass music has been colossal and unprecedented, sparking a huge interest in these styles from his peers and the listening public alike.

Transistor Rhythm“, Addison Groove’s debut album, is a rare example of a release where the description “much anticipated” is not just a fantasy of some PR agent. The expectations are high, but we are convinced nobody is gonna be disappointed. Hear for yourself!

Hideout 2012 First Artists Announced

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Line Up

Ricardo Villalobos meets Four Tet & Caribou, Claude Von Stroke, Skream, Skrillex, Soul Clap

Details

  • Date: Fri 29th Jun, 2012
  • Time: 12pm – 12am
  • Location: Zrce Beach, Novalja, Island of Pag
  • Price: Standard Tickets £99 plus booking fee

The sell out Hideout festival returns to Croatia for a second year in 2012 with a programme of even larger proportions with dance music heavyweights Ricardo Villalobos, Four Tet, Caribou and many more confirmed to perform at what is set to become the best electronic music festival in Europe.

The three-day Hideout festival will return to the sprawling outdoor Zrce beach site on the island of Pag, Croatia, but extend further into the week and multiple stunning beachside venues such as the hugely popular and beautiful Kalypso and new secret venues around Pag. The headlinerRicardo Villalobos is currently a rare performer but still holds the title as one of the most in demand DJs in the world. He joins two outfits that follow in the footsteps of Daft Punk to eclipse the DJ format to deliver a band platform for the dance music genre - Four Tet and Caribou - ensuring Hideout is a serious contender for the festival destination of the summer.

Hideout attracts the big talents of BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, Crosstown Rebels Damian Lazarus & Jamie Jones, Bristol’s Julio Bashmore, Erol Alkan and Andy C to return alongside fresh and colourful faces from across the dance music spectrum such as Boston reedits heroes Soul Clap, Norwegian disco maestro Prins Thomas, Dirtybird’s Claude Von Stroke, new BBC Radio 1 recruit Skream and second lady of the station, Heidi. Detroit prodigy Kyle Hall, the talented Brodinski and the new young sensation, Skrillex are also set to perform.

New brands mulletover and Birmingham’s Face will join the UK night army including Crosstown Rebels, Resident Advisor, Mono_Cult, Sonodo, Drop The Mustard, Urban Nerds, Jaunt, Just Jack and many more at intimate and large scale events across the clock.

Rising stars such as Maceo Plex, best known for unique robotic vocals, and dubstep champion Pearson Sound AKA Ramadanman plus DJ Fresh ensure there is a balance of new talent to sample alongside the current favourites in the game.

Hideout festival is carving a niche into an overpopulated festival market, handpicking the best underground talent alongside those that are reaching mainstream success to deliver a festival that entertains and thrills from sunrise to sunset. Their second year promises more daytime events with many more pool and boat parties, evening beach soirees and never-ending nighttime fiestas that showcase the cream of the current global electronic music elite.

Capturing the many strains of the electronic music rainbow, Hideout is for those that want to hear something new and dance throughout the day and night.

Artists confirmed to date:

Annie Mac
Andy C
Artwork
Brodinski
Claude Von Stroke
Camo and Krooked
Damian Lazarus
DJ Fresh
Erol Alkan
Four Tet & Caribou
Heidi
Hype
Jack Beats
Jamie Jones
Julio Bashmore
Kyle Hall
Maceo Plex
Pearson Sound
Prins Thomas
Ricardo Villalobos
Richy Ahmed
Robert James
Skream
Soul Clap
Special guest: Skrillex
Zinc

Boat & Pool Parties Hosted By:

Chibuku / Crosstown Rebels / Drop The Mustard / Face

Jaunt / Just Jack / Metropolis / Mono Cult

mulletover / Sonido / Resident Advisor / Wax:On / Zutekh

Info

www.facebook.com/hideoutfestival www.twitter.com/#!/hideoutfestival

Tickets: 

Earlybird tickets £80 plus booking fee – Sold Out

Standard Tickets £99 plus booking fee available from

www.hideoutfestival.ticketline.co.uk
www.ticketarena.co.uk

Deposit Scheme – £49 plus booking fee / Full balance payable by 1st April 2012 – Available from www.skiddle.com

Ex-Yu Tickets – €50 plus booking fee – Available from www.eventim.hr

Ricardo Villalobos , Max Loderbauer, Peverelist- Meet Tshetsha Boys(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on October 26, 2011 by E.N.

Ricardo Villalobos – Max Loderbauer, Peverelist
Meet Tshetsha Boys

HONEST JON’S RECORDS

A bobbing, minimal groover from the Berlin corner — haunted by its Shangaan muse in the wafting, abstract manner of their recent ECM renovations, but more dug-in and funked-up over the ten minutes.
And icily original, top-dog work from the Bristolian — tense and bristling, tethered between a kind of arrested Highlife and a techno breakout.

Stefan Goldmann & Finn Johannsen presents “Macrospective”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2011 by E.N.

Two DJs, one tracklist – an innovative double DJ mix concept by the founders of Macro Recordings.

Featuring tracks and remixes by Elektro Guzzi, Peter Kruder, Stefan Goldmann, Patrick Cowley, Raudive, Ricardo Villalobos, KiNK, Pépé Bradock, Oni Ayhun + more

Stefan Goldmann & Finn Johannsen
“Macrospective”
Macro Recordings
September 12, 2011

CD1 DJ mixed by Finn Johannsen
CD2 DJ mixed by Stefan Goldmann

Named the “the leading avant-garde techno label” in the world by De:Bug Magazine, Macro celebrates it’s fifth anniversary with the stunning two-disc “Macrospective” compilation.

Two DJs, one tracklist. Probably for the first time in the history of dance music a release focuses on extracting the pure sound signature of the DJ. When the tracks to choose from are limited to one playlist, the sequencing decisions and mix styles of the DJs reveal their individualities as well as the different possibilities the music allows when formed into one continuous stream. “Macrospective” is the first conceptual double mix offering a one on one comparison of the art of DJing with two masters of the craft – Macro founders Stefan Goldmann & Finn Johannsen. But you’ll also love it for being a comprehensive retrospective of one of the most intriguing contemporary label catalogues in electronic music.

The two mixes highlight key works of the label (including poll winners The Maze, Law Of Return, Arcade & Lunatic Fringe), bringing out the versatility and individuality of each track. Great music allows for more than a single interpretation. Who could better suggest one than the A&Rs behind Macro and the resident DJs at the label’s residency at Berlin’s legendary Berghain club?

Finn Johannsen’s mix is a one-take live journey through build-ups, peaks and comedowns, but also detours, distractions and surprises. Stefan Goldmann’s alternative take is a carefully constructed “architectural” mix, locking specific turning points of the tracks to form an 80 minutes dramatic composition of Macro’s essence. By the way, both DJ mixes are vinyl mixes. In an era of dull mp3s, the aesthetics of Macro’s carefully cut record releases are the basis for this double album.

Accompanying the CD release is a Beatport exclusive unmixed compilation of Macro tracks entitled “Macrospective – Vinylism.” This companion release offers digital downloads of tracks transferred from vinyl with the aim of offering versions with a true “vinyl effect.” This will enable digital DJs to get the same sound as vinyl DJs.

About Stefan Goldmann & Finn Johannsen:
Stefan Goldmann has not only produced some of the most significant tracks of the last five years (The Maze, Sleepy Hollow, Art of Sorrow), but also delivered a string of delicately conceptual works, ranging from a “minimally invasive” edit of Igor Stravinsky to a “change all” remix for Fennesz. Going beyond the known and established has become his operating principle. Often his works split critics down the middle – the distortion excess of “The Maze” or the Japanese bent of “Arcade remix” were met with accolades on one side and harsh criticism on the other. Nevertheless, the more heat a track received, the more devastation it caused on the dancefloors of the world’s leading clubs and festivals.

Finn Johannsen is a DJ since the 80s, and over the years he played numerous national and
international gigs. He is a sought-after mainstay of Berlin’s vibrant club scene and beyond and his widely acclaimed mixes and radio shows are all over the web. Finn Johannsen also gained high profile as a music journalist with highly regarded writings for De:bug and Groove Magazines, Resident Advisor and several other print and web media publications. He also works for the legendary Hard Wax store.

Tracklisting
CD1: Finn Johannsen
1. Patrick Cowley & Jorge Socarras: I Remember °
2. Stefan Goldmann: Massenbach °
3. Patrick Cowley & Jorge Socarras: Soon – KiNK Remix*
4. Raudive: Paper °
5. Stefan Goldmann: Beluga °
6. Raudive: Brittle °
7. Slap: Eden Now – Ricardo Villalobos Mix*
8. Stefan Goldmann: Lunatic Fringe
9. Peter Kruder: Law Of Return
10. Tuomi: Expense Of Spirit
11. Santiago Salazar: Arcade*
12. Elektro Guzzi: Android °
13. Namlook: Subharmonic Atoms – Pépé Bradock Remix
14. Stefan Goldmann: Prefecture °
15. Patrick Cowley: Memory Fails Me – Oni Ayhun Remix*
16. Stefan Goldmann: The Maze – Part 3*

CD2: Stefan Goldmann
1. Stefan Goldmann: Massenbach °
2. Namlook: Subharmonic Atoms °
3. Stefan Goldmann: Prefecture °
4. Peter Kruder: Law Of Return
5. Slap: Eden Now – Ricardo Villalobos Mix*
6. Stefan Goldmann: Lunatic Fringe
7. Patrick Cowley & Jorge Socarras: Soon – KiNK Remix*
8. Raudive: Paper °
9. Tuomi: Expense Of Spirit
10. Patrick Cowley: Memory Fails Me – Oni Ayhun Remix*
11. Santiago Salazar: Arcade – Stefan Goldmann Mix
12. Elektro Guzzi: Android °
13. Raudive: Brittle °
14. Stefan Goldmann: The Maze – Part 1*
15. Stefan Goldmann: Beluga °
16. Patrick Cowley & Jorge Socarras: I Remember °

* tracks appear for the first time on CD – DJ mix exclusive for “Macrospective”
° tracks appear for the first time on a mix CD – DJ mix exclusive for “Macrospective”

The other tracks have appeared on mix CDs by:
Agoria (At The Controls), Dixon (Temporary Secretary), X-Press2 (Coast2Coast), John Tejada (Fabric), Alex Neri (Il Muretto), Claudio Coccoluto (Sony – I Music Selection), Pepe Bradock (BBE) and others.

Unmixed compilations:
Mutek 2011, Groove & Gonzo Circus Mags covermounts.

“Lunatic Fringe” was synched to “The Sky Underground”, directed by Katherine Lo.

Podcasts and radio mix inclusions by Modeselektor (@ BBC1 Mary Anne Hobbs), Surgeon, Anja Schneider, Magda, Pete Tong, Ben Watt, Laurent Garnier, Fedde Le Grand and many others.

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