Eva Simons op 1 in de Britse hitlijst

Eva Simons leeft niet alleen “the American dream”, maar inmiddels ook “the British dream”. De Nederlandse zangeres is namelijk te horen op will.i.am’s nieuwe single ‘This Is Love’, die deze week op nummer 1 is binnengekomen in de Britse Top 40. Eerder deze week trad Eva met de Black Eyed Peas-zanger op in ‘America’s Got Talent’.

Eva’s eigen single ‘Don’t Like You’ is verkrijgbaar via iTunes.

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Afrojack’s ‘Jacked’ European Summer Tour 2012

Afrojack, one of the world’s most prominent DJs and producers, is about to set off on the largest European summer tour in his career. For over two months, Afrojack will cross almost every border in Europe to play the continent’s most prestigious festivals and venues starting on the sixth of July. Afrojack will visit nineteen different countries in less than three months to play at an imposing total of over forty shows including Tomorrowland (Belgium), Creamfields (England), Balaton Sound (Hungary) and Global Gathering (England and Ukraine).

Besides playing at Europe’s most anticipated summer events, Afrojack adds several of his own ‘Jacked’ events to his hectic schedule. The ‘Jacked’ events at Ibiza’s legendary club Amnesia, BCM Mallorca and a ‘Jacked’ take-over during ‘F*** Me I’m Famous’ at Pacha Ibiza – hosted by world’s #1 DJ David Guetta – are assured highlights of Afrojack’s extensive summer tour.

Since the foundation of Afrojack’s ‘Jacked’ in July 2011, the party concept has expanded to one of world’s most popular club nights. R3hab, Shermanology, Apster and Bobby Burns, who all form a part of Afrojack’s valued imprint Wall Recordings, will join Afrojack during the upcoming ‘Jacked’ events and select dates of the tour.

Afrojack returns to Europe right after his first own ‘Jacked’ tour in North America. The #7 of DJ Mag’s Top 100 hosted over 40 of his infamous ‘Jacked’ parties in cities like Miami, Las Vegas, Chicago, New York and Atlantic City. In addition to his own tour dates, Afrojack delivered mind-blowing performances at multiple major American festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, Electric Daisy Carnival New York and Coachella.

Soon after this summer tour, Afrojack will release his long awaited album. Afrojack produced the album earlier this year during his stay in Los Angeles and will include collaborations with a number of world known artists. Afrojack will surely preview tracks of this forthcoming album during his shows in the next months.

Tour dates

06-07-12 Friday Barclaycard Wireless Festival @ Hyde Park London (England)
06-07-12 Friday Rock in Rio @ Ciudad Del Rock Madrid (Spain)
07-07-12 Saturday Godskitchen Fusion @ Kucukciftlik Park Instanbul (Turkey)
09-07-12 Monday Afrojack @ BCM Planet Dance Mallorca (Spain)
10-07-12 Tuesday Together invites ‘Jacked’ @ Amnesia Ibiza (Spain)
11-07-12 Wednesday Balaton Sound @ Lake Balaton Zamardi (Hungary)
14-07-12 Saturday UMF Poland @ Hippodrome Warschau (Poland)
14-07-12 Saturday Global Gathering @ Chaika Airfield Kiev (Ukraine)
16-07-12 Monday Jacked @ BCM Planet Dance Mallorca (Spain)
18-07-12 Wednesday Afrojack @ Tropics Lloret de Mar (Spain)
19-07-12 Thursday F*** Me I’m Famous @ Pacha Ibiza (Spain)
20-07-12 Friday Sunblast Festival @ Golf Costa Adeje Tenerife (Spain)
21-07-12 Saturday Afrojack @ Kursall Club Udine (Italy)
22-07-12 Sunday Afrojack @ Paradise Club Mykonos (Greece)
27-07-12 Friday Global Gathering @ Long Marston Airfield Stratford Upon Avon (England)
27-07-12 Friday Afrojack @ Cocorico Riccione (Italy)
28-07-12 Saturday Sundown Festival @ Amager Strandpark Copenhagen (Denmark)
29-07-12 Sunday Tomorrowland @ De Schorre Boom (Belgium)
30-07-12 Monday Afrojack @ Paradise Club Mykonos (Greece)
31-07-12 Tuesday Afrojack @ Tropics Lloret de Mar (Spain)
01-08-12 Wednesday Afrojack @ Sudoeste Festival Zambujeira do Mar (Portugal)
02-08-12 Thursday FMIF gets ‘Jacked’ @ Pacha Ibiza (Spain)
03-08-12 Friday Afrojack @ Gran Canaria Summer Festival Maspolomas (Spain)
04-08-12 Saturday Dance Valley @ Recreatiegebied Spaarnwoude Spaarnwoude (Netherlands)
05-08-12 Sunday Kings of Ace @ Bloomingdale Overveen (Netherlands)
06-08-12 Monday Jacked @ BCM Planet Dance Mallorca (Spain)
06-08-12 Monday F*** Me I’m Famous @ Ushuaia Ibiza (Spain)
07-08-12 Tuesday Afrojack @ Paradise Club Mykonos (Greece)
08-08-12 Wednesday Afrojack @ Starbeach Hersonissos (Greece)
11-08-12 Saturday Afrojack @ David Guetta & Friends Vienna (Austria)
11-08-12 Saturday Energy @ Hallenstadion Zurich (Switzerland)
12-08-12 Sunday Afrojack @ Aquarius Novalja (Croatia)
15-08-12 Wednesday Afrojack @ Tropics Lloret de Mar (Spain)
15-08-12 Wednesday Afrojack @ Opium Mar Barcelona (Spain)
16-08-12 Thursday F*** Me I’m Famous @ Pacha Ibiza (Spain)
20-08-12 Monday F*** Me I’m Famous @ Ushuaia Ibiza (Spain)
23-08-12 Thursday Afrojack & Friends @ Spijkenisse Festival Spijkenisse (Netherlands)
25-08-12 Saturday Creamfields @ Daresbury Cheshire (England)
08-09-12 Saturday Afrojack @ Lake Festival Graz (Austria)
13-09-12 Thursday F*** Me I’m Famous @ Pacha Ibiza (Spain)
15-09-12 Saturday Sensation @ Telenor Arena Oslo (Norway)
27-09-12 Thursday F*** Me I’m Famous @ Pacha Ibiza (Spain)

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Tune Of The Day: Spandau Ballet vs. Basto! – Gold 2012

Basto is Belgium’s freshest EDM export and is well known for his melodic brand of feel good progressive house music. His latest remix is set to become an absolute dance floor destroyer reworking classic 80’s pop royalty Spandau Ballet and their global hit Gold.

Teaming Tony Hadley’s unmistakably powerful vocals with a banging main room electronic vibe, Basto has turned the 1983 track into a contemporary dance track that is equally at home on the dancefloors as it will be on the terraces of the country’s Olympic stadia. Instantly recognizable as the Spandau Ballet hit, established fans and clubbers alike will be singing along to the catchy chorus. Spandau Ballet are no strangers to dance music. They were there at the start of the DJ culture in the late 1970s and early 80s in the clubs of Soho and throughout Europe and the world. The band were one of the first white bands to release a 12“ remix of their singles, in particular To Cut Along Story Short, an era-defining slice of electronic myth-making which took them to a huge audience, out of the clubs and into the charts. Followed closely by Chant No.1 (We Don’t Need This Pressure On), a mix of contemporary funk and modern vibes, Spandau Ballet were the coolest band in town.

Basto’s re-take of Gold manages to mix a more aggressive electronic sound with the ingredients of an energy anthem, all over an indestructible bass. It’s a strong step up from his previous big room hits like the tantalizing Gregory’s Theme, the addictive Again & Again, atmospheric Cloudbreaker (with Yves V) and gives a massive nod to his current Beatport chart topping monster, I Rave You.

As Basto himself says: When I first decided to remix “Gold” by Spandau Ballet, I. hesitated for a moment.  Usually, I’m very sceptical when it comes to reworking classics. Why would you wanna take the risk to ruin an epic record? But we managed to make it a very relevant dance track, without losing the gist of the original. It’s not a remix of an old track anymore, it’s a cool record with an epic vocal”   

Basto is constantly heading club charts with his remixes including Kylie MinogueThe Wanted, Ed Sheeran and Flo-Rida to the recent smash hit  212 from Azelia Banks featuring Lazy Jay, Conor Maynard, Stooshe ft. Travie McCoy, Lil John ft. LMFAOLabrinthMoby and Sander Van Doorn.

OUT NOW exclusively on Beatport.

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Universal Music’s PM:AM Recordings announces new signings and releases: Next Up, NETSKY

Launched at the beginning of May 2012,Universal Music’s internal dance label PM:AM Recordings announces a slew of forthcoming releases from some of the brightest and most talented prospects the dance music world has to offer.

Following Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso’s hit anthem Calling (Lose My Mind) and Dada Life’s juggernaut hit single Kick Out The Epic Motherf**er’ the label now gears up for its third release: an EP/LP double-header from Belgian Drum & Bass superstar prodigy and one of the most hotly anticipated acts in electronic music – NETSKY.

Released through Hospital Records in the UK and Universal Germany / PM:AM Recordings in a number of markets worldwide, both the EP ‘Come Alive’ and the much awaited long-player ‘2’ will drop on Monday 25th June, 2012 and are available to pre-order from iTunes now.

Pre-order: NETSKY – ‘2’ LP here.

New signings confirmed for impending worldwide release on Universal’s PM:AM dance arm (finalised dates to follow shortly) are:

Alesso – ‘Years’
Otto Knows – ‘Million Voices’
Mehrbod vs. Chris García – ‘What’s Your Name’
Nause – ‘Hungry Hearts’ (excluding North America).

For further up-to-the-minute information, stay tuned to the PM:AM Facebook and Twitter feeds.

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Introducing: Barry Fore

Ready to book this one ? Barry Fore has no average DJ profile. His love for the nightlife started in the early 90s when house music slowly entered numerous clubs worldwide. Besides going out he began to mix and produce tapes for his friends while working in clubs for the love of music, to keep himself in the epic centre of electronic sounds each weekend and to save some money.

Being busy managing clubs and events for 12 years now his passion for perfection soon led to the turntables during closing hours and special parties which ultimately turned out to sets in numerous clubs and festivals like Tomorrowland 2004 – 2012 , Sensation White , Voodoo Dubai , Cityparade and Ibiza .

Describing his style is quite tricky as he only aims for the crowd to move and enjoy themselves on the dance floor without getting cheesy on the decks. His sets are like a step into the unknown depths : you never know what your gonna get. Naturally his record collection contains soulful house, groove, electro, techno and minimal sounds, blended with a fling of classy acapellas.

Check out his latest project www.dance-tunes.com one of the largest music portals in Benelux.

For bookings contact www.ineagency.com

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321-Festival 23 juni 2012

Op zaterdag 23 juni 2012 vindt op het Drielandenpunt de eerste editie plaats van het Dancefestival 321 (spreekt uit “drie-éénentwintig”). Het 321-Festival wil graag bezoekers uit de Euregio bij elkaar brengen. Muziek is emotie en dat is dan ook het thema van het Festival: “Three Countries, Two Areas, One Love”. De organisatie zet in op een gelijke verdeling van bezoekers uit Duitsland, België en Nederland. De gedachte van de organisatie is dat elk gebied uit de Euregio zich met het festival moet kunnen identificeren. Dit ziet men o.a. terug in de programmering, met aansprekende artiesten voor zowel Nederlandse, Belgische als ook Duitse bezoekers.

De headliners Ferry Corsten & Sander Kleinenberg
Ferry Corsten is zonder twijfel wereldtop. Een pionier van de huidige dancescene met inmiddels 20 jaar ervaring en grondlegger van het Nederlandse trancegeluid dat wereldwijd al jaren de toon aangeeft. Onlangs is het 4e studioalbum van Ferry Corsten uitgebracht, genaamd ‘WKND’ in samenwerking met artiesten als Armin van Buuren, Ben Hague en Ellie Lawson. Daarnaast heeft hij remixes gemaakt voor o.a. U2, The Killers, Faithless, Moby en William Orbit. Vanaf het ontstaan van de top 100 lijst van de beste DJ’s ter wereld, de DJMAG top 100, heeft Ferry Corsten hierin gestaan. Een lijst die inmiddels 12 jaar bestaat en een indicatie geeft wie de beste DJ’s ter wereld zijn. Ferry Corsten heeft hiervan meerdere jaren in de top 10 gestaan.

Sander Kleinenberg is in 1999 doorgebroken met zijn hit ‘My Lexicon’ en inmiddels al 13 jaar onafgebroken over de hele wereld te vinden in de beste clubs en op de grootste festivals. Sander Kleinenberg is een instituut in de dancewereld. Zo heeft hij al vele geprezen compilaties op zijn naam staan, remixte grootheden als Justin Timberlake, N*E*R*D, Daft Punk, Katy Perry en Janet Jackson en leverde in 2011 het smaakvolle studio album ‘5K’ af met gast artiesten als Jamie Cullum en Miss Montreal. Zijn wereldwijde hits ‘The Fruit’ en ‘This is Miami’ doen het nog steeds onverminderd goed op alle wereldwijde dansvloeren en ook recente singles als ‘Remember When’ (ft. Jamie Cullum) en ‘Chemically’ weten de voeten altijd en onverminderd in beweging te krijgen. Op het podium staat Kleinenberg niet alleen bekend om zijn DJ capaciteiten, maar ook om zijn DVJ techniek waar audio en video onlosmakelijk met elkaar verbonden worden.

Line-up
•           Ferry Corsten
•           Sander Kleinenberg
•           Matthias Tanzmann
•           2000 and One b2b dj Madskillz
•           Steve Rachmad
•           Kaiserdisco
•           Yves Deruyter
•           Gelazer ft. The Darkraver
•           Fausto
•           Mac Brown
•           Rick Roblinksi
•           Dj Mogwai
•           David Baurmann
•           CostaColorado
•           Dada inc.
•           Traumpaar

Hosted by MC Stretch

321 Festival is een Dancefestival waar verschillende stijlen te horen zullen zijn zoals o.a. house, techno, techhouse, electro, progressive en trance. Er zijn twee ‘area’s’: de 321-mainstage waar alle stijlen gecombineerd kunnen voorkomen en een tweede ‘area’, die vooral techno en techhouse ten gehore zal brengen.

DRIELANDENPUNT
Het hoogste punt van Nederland (met uitzondering van Saba (Caribisch grondgebied)), een schitterend stukje natuur dat grenst aan Duitsland en België. En een gebied waar elke regio het als haar eigen grondgebied kent. Zo kennen Duitsers dit gebied onder de naam ‘Dreiländereck’ en Belgen onder de naam ‘Les Trois Bornes’. Een unieke locatie, die een unieke samenwerking vergt, maar dat is dan ook datgene dat het 321 Festival uniek maakt en het nergens mee vergeleken kan worden.

AANTAL BEZOEKERS
Nog nooit eerder is er toestemming gegeven om een dergelijk dancefestival te organiseren op het Drielandenpunt. Om alles in goede banen te laten verlopen is er dan ook in samenspraak met de autoriteiten voor gekozen om maar maximaal 4.000 bezoekers toe te laten op deze eerste editie.

KAARTVERKOOP
De voorverkoop is op vrijdag 23 maart 2012 gestart via de website www.321festival.com. Kaarten kosten € 29,-. Gedurende 9 dagen zijn er maximaal 1.000 kaarten te krijgen voor maar € 22,-.

http://www.321festival.com/