New release: Markus Schulz – Scream

Back in June 2010 one of the world’s most inventive electronic music minds released the artist album odyssey that was ‘Do You Dream?’ Fan applause, cross-genre DJ support and dance press acclaim greeted one chart-scaling, master-blasting single after another.

From ‘Do You Dream’s day of release though, Markus Schulz had already begun imagining and conceiving the sound designs that would go to make up his next long-playing excursion.

Now, comprising a 19-track packed collection of ear catching, floor quenching, seismic audio, his ‘Dream’ is about to turn into a mighty ‘Scream’!

“When you’re in the studio, deep in production mode on an album, your mind’s eye is forever picturing the reactions tracks, and moments in tracks, are going to generate”, says Markus. So in many respects the title ‘Scream’ is also the album’s mission statement. It’s that response, that surge of feeling and emotion I want to come back up off the floor when one of its tracks goes on. When it happens, you know all the late hours in the studio, putting the pieces in place, have been worth it!”

With a single-minded quality-meets-quantity credo, Markus has made judicious use of known vocal talent and new singer/songwriter blood on the album. These include US-based sensations Jaren and Aruna, as well as Paper Aeroplanes front-woman Sarah Howells. Also front-and-centre are precocious newer talents, with the likes of Seri and new Schulz discovery-cum-protégée, Adina Butar joining ‘Scream’s vocal cast.

Giving the album a strong song-edged bias has resulted in one with productions that span EDM’s spectrum.

For every daytime radio inciting number (‘Until It’s Gone’, ‘Love Rain Down On Me’ and current single ‘Caught’ to tag but a few), there’s also the more underground themes of tracks like ‘Deep In The Night’, ‘Absolution’ and the album’s thrilling title track. During the final weeks of ‘Scream’s production Schulz commented:“one of the side-effects of producing instrumental long-players like my Dakota ‘Thoughts Become Things’ series is that you keenly feel how much you miss working with lyrics and vocals. ‘Scream’ will be my most vocal-oriented album yet and I believe that the singer-song-writing talent I’ve collaborated with, it will also make for my most accomplished”.

‘Scream’ isn’t exclusively about the vocal though. Building the consummate 360° electronic music album requires contrast and that comes firmly into focus with its heart-of-the-dancefloor seeking instrumentals. From the scene-setting beat-free overture of ‘Our Moment’ to the serrated synthery of floor-ammo like ‘Triotronic’, ‘Soul Seeking’ and ‘Loops n Things’ (with Ferry Corsten) it delivers a comprehensive, panoramic, day-or-night-time listening experience.

Through it Schulz has once again demonstrated that the production side of his mind is alive, kicking and quite literally screaming to be turned loose. And on August 31st that’s exactly what will happen.

Planet EDM will never be quite the same again.

Download ‘Scream’ on iTunes: http://bit.ly/MS-ScreamIT
Download on Beatport; http://bit.ly/ScreamBP
Listen on Spotify: http://bit.ly/MSScreamSF
Get ‘Scream’ on ArmadaShop.com: http://bit.ly/MS-ScreamAS
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Paul Oakenfold – We Are Planet Perfecto, Vol. 2

There are new stars emerging from the electronic scene all the time but there is one uber star – whose illustrious career spans the genre’s entire history and who has consistently been at the cutting edge since day one.

Paul Oakenfold’s contribution to the birth, growth and evolution of EDM is an epic story of legendary proportions and his extensive discography documents each stage of this incredible journey.

One of the new highly acclaimed annual contributors to that discography is Paul’s exciting We Are Planet Perfecto compilation series and this year’s release sees a focus on the sound Paul Oakenfold plays at his live shows stateside.

Being the first international DJ to have “broken America” Paul has toured the length and breadth of the country continuously for the last twenty years. Moving to Los Angeles in the early 00′s Paul made the US his home and focus of his career both as a DJ and film score producer.

Featuring smokin’ hot tracks and remixes from Nicky Romero, Hardwell, Tommy Trash, John Dahlback, Richard Beynon and of course Paul himself – We Are Planet Perfecto Vol. 2 gives listeners and fans worldwide a taste of what US clubbers experience at a Paul Oakenfold live show today.

This is Paul Oakenfold in America… bringing US together.

Stream on Spotify here.

Buy:
iTunes here.
Armada Music Shop here.

David Guetta neemt nieuwe clip op

DJ David Guetta heeft in Londen zijn nieuwe videoclip opgenomen voor het nummer ‘Metropolis’. Guetta werkt in zijn nieuwe clip samen met straatkunstenaar en naamgenoot Thierry Guetta, die bekend is van de film ‘Exit through the Gift Shop’.

Download:
http://www.beatport.com/release/metropolis/894708

Connect:
http://www.davidguetta.com/
http://www.nickyromero.nl/
http://www.facebook.com/JackBackRecords

http://www.zie.nl/video/achterklap/Guetta-neemt-nieuwe-clip-op/m1mzus9fehi6

Freetix stelt i.s.m. Heineken 500 gratis tickets beschikbaar voor The Sanddays hosted by Sexy in the House

Waar je moet zijn deze zomer? In the Sand uiteraard, want deze zomer brengen zij jullie The Sanddays! Vanaf zaterdag 28 juli kun je 4 zaterdagen achtereen terecht op het zomerse dance-feest The Sanddays. Voeten in het zand, cocktail in je hand en rocken tot de zon op komt.

Sexy in the House zal op 11 augustus haar naam waar maken als hostingpartner van The Sanddays. Laat je op de dansvloer verleiden door o.a. dj’s Jean, Michael Mendoza , Miss Sugaware en dj-duo Delivio Reavon & Aaron Gill. Zelfs ‘BN-er turns DJ’ Sascha Visser zal 11 augustus alle pumps en sneakers van de vloer krijgen!

Line-Up

  • Jean
  • Delivo Reavon & Aaron Gill
  • Michael Mendoza
  • Sascha Visser
  • The GoonieZ
  • Carlos Barbosa
  • Miss Sugaware
  • Sam Blans
  • MC Jeany

Show info

  • 11 Augustus 2012
  • The Sand, Mekongweg 5 Amsterdam
  • 23:00 – 05:00 uur (deuren sluiten om 01:00 uur)
  • Treinstation: Sloterdijk (5min lopen)
  • Parkeren is gratis
  • Leeftijd: 18+
  • www.thesand.nl
  • VIP-tafels: info@thesand.nl

Meld je snel aan voor deze unieke actie, er zijn slechts 500 kaarten beschikbaar!.

Hoe meld je je aan?
Je kunt je aanmelden door op onderstaande link te klikken. Na het invullen van het formulier krijg jij direct een bevestigingsmail met daarop een unieke code toegezonden. Deze bevestigingsmail met jou unieke code is je entreebewijs en geldig voor twee personen, vergeet je ID bewijs niet mee te nemen, hier kan naar gevraagd worden.

Meld je uitsluitend aan als je ook echt gaat, dit is erg belangrijk om deze service vol te kunnen houden!

http://sanddays11aug.freetix.nl

Introducing: Swanky Tunes

Hailing from Russia, Swanky Tunes is an electronic collective made up of Dmitry Burykin, Stanislav Zaytsev and Vadim Bagdasaryan. Formed in 1998, Swanky Tunes started experimenting with different electronic styles to create their own sound. In the beginning they played techno sounds mixed with vintage synthesizers and after that the group created a distinctly big-beat influenced sound. Nowadays their music is a mix of techno tunes, electro-80’s and contemporary progressive house. In 2006 and 2007 Swanky Tunes were nominated as ‘Best Musical Group’ at the Russian Dance Music Awards.

Swanky Tunes’ tracks and remixes have been released on some of the biggest labels around the globe, including Axtone, Mixmash, Spinnin’ Records, Refune, Size Records and Cr2 Records. Their releases have been heavily supported by: Tiësto, David Guetta, Sander van Doorn, Swedish House Mafia, Laidback Luke and Dirty South.

Swanky Tunes recently collaborated with Tiësto on the track, “Make Some Noise ft. Ben McInerney of New Navy”. They’ve also just finished a release with Kaskade “No One Knows Who We Are” which will be out soon. Other exciting news is the launch of their brand new label, “SHOWLAND”, with the release of there first track “Blood Rush” 3rd of September 2012 on beatport preview here, also an upcoming track with Hard Rock Sofa, Matisse & Sadko.

It’s as clear as daylight you need to keep your eyes and ears open for this genius threesome from Russia.

Swanky Tunes will be represented by Anna Agency Worldwide exclusively (except Canada, North/South America and Russia).

Connect:
www.swankytunes.com
www.facebook.com/swankytuneslive
www.twitter.com/swankytunes

Tiësto Brings Club Life To LA’s Legendary STAPLES Center on October 20

Tiësto will perform at the famed STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, October 20. Tickets for this will be available NOW!

His STAPLES Center performance marks a triumphant return to Los Angeles for Tiësto who wrapped his 2011 “Club Life College Invasion Tour” at the city’s The Home Depot Center. With over 26,000 fans in attendance, this stands as the largest single DJ event in US history. Moving to Downtown Los Angeles for the 2012 installment, Tiësto will perform at one of the world’s finest venues; home to world class concerts and sports teams with a rich tradition of winning – from the great Lakers to the Kings’ recent run to the Stanley Cup.

Tiësto’s STAPLES Center performance will come on the heels of his fall 2012 “Club Life College Invasion Tour” – the first and the largest dance music tour to ever hit the American college market, featuring special guests Dada Life, Bingo Players and Tommy Trash.

Further details about Tiësto’s STAPLES Center performance and special guests will be announced in the coming weeks on www.tiesto.com.

Rockers Revenge: Groove Armada free beach party @Playa D’en Bossa, Friday 3rd August

The electronic duo are taking it back to the old school this Friday, with an all day outdoor party featuring Huxley and Tim Sweeney.

It may be called Rockers Revenge, but this party is all about the house, with underground dancefloor sounds taking over the infamous La Plage on Playa D’en Bossa from 5pm – 12am.

So get down early, soak up those free Ibiza vibes, and enjoy the sounds of Groove Armada as the sun sets over The White Isle.
More info here and here.