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.

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

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.


Introducing: Tol Gruber

Apostolis Loussis or better known in the techno world as Tol Gruber, was born in Athens on August 2nd, 1986.

At the young age of nine, he began his education in music with the guitar, but his passion slowly began to steer towards electronic music and the desire to compose such music. He immersed himself completely in the electronic music scene and each experience influenced his sound even more in his own productions.

Completely self taught, over the years, Tol’s eclectic catalogue increased with solid productions. Through many trials and tribulations, he finally discovered his true passion and niche in Techno music as deep, dark and experimental sounds became the “signature” of Tol Gruber’s musical compositions.

Over the years, some of Tol Gruber’s music has been played on radio stations like Cannibal radio. He has been interviewed by ART UBER ALLES and Freeze magazine and with increased experience and fine tuning in his Techno, he caught the attention of Brood Audio, which saw the potential in him and signed him as an artist.

Besides having released previously on Focus Records, Shout records, and Italo Business, he also manages his own label, Voodoo Records.

His passion continues to drive him and be the main force behind his music. With releases lined up on Brood Audio, Frakture Audio, Hybrid Confusion and keeping busy in the studio, you can be sure to expect a lot more from Tol Gruber.

Connect:
www.tolgruber.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tol-Gruber/171117696343670
https://twitter.com/tol_gruber
http://soundcloud.com/tolgruber
http://www.myspace.com/tolgruber
http://broodaudio.com/artists/tol-gruber/

Armada Trance, Vol. 15

One of today’s biggest movements in electronic dance music, still is the beloved sound of trance. Continuing to grow more eclectic with each song it sets forward, the trance scene has won the hearts of millions of music lovers across the globe. For these lovers, Armada Music presents the Armada Trance series. Going strong for nearly 5 years, the series presents the most essential track, with each season it passes. Completing trance collections with never-ending beats, heart-rending melodies and uplifting synths, is ‘Armada Trance Volume 15’.

Filled with today’s hottest trance tracks and future favorites, it takes you on a journey to the tracks of Armin van Buuren, Dash Berlin, Paul Oakenfold and Ashley Wallbridge, as well as Andy Moor, Matt Darey, Markus Schulz and Aly & Fila. Enjoy the musical journey it takes you on. One big ride of energy and musical bliss!

Tracks:

Ashley Wallbridge – Zorro (Album Mix)
Paul Oakenfold feat. J. Hart – Surrender (Protoculture Radio Edit)
Emma Hewitt – Rewind (tyDi Radio Edit)
Omnia & IRA – The Fusion (Official Radio Edit)
Abstract Vision & Elite Electronic – Kinetic (Radio Edit)
Dash Berlin feat. Kate Walsh – When You Were Around (Album Version)
Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren and Chris Jones – Starting Right Now (Ost & Meyer Radio Edit)
Dark Matters feat. Jess Morgan – The Perfect Lie (Beat Service Radio Edit)
Tenishia & Jan Johnston – As It Should (tyDi Remix)
Susana & Rex Mundi – All Time Low (TheMadisonRemix Edit)
Heatbeat – Rocker Monster (Tomas Heredia Radio Edit)
Armin van Buuren feat. Ana Criado – Suddenly Summer (Norin & Rad Radio Edit)
Jorn van Deynhoven – Headliner (Radio Edit)
Andy Moor feat. Jessica Sweetman – In Your Arms (Aly & Fila Remix)
John O’Callaghan – Boban (Radio Edit)
Giuseppe Ottaviani & Betsie Larkin – Toys (Radio Mix)
Mark Leanings vs Space Rockerz & Tania Zygar – Whatever Happened to Puzzle Piece (John O’Callaghan Mashup Edit)
Various Artists – Armada Trance, Vol. 15 (Full Continuous Mix, Pt. 1)
Wezz Devall – Stadium (Radio Edit)
W&W – Shotgun (Radio Edit)
Orjan Nilsen – Endymion (Original Mix Edit)
Sean Tyas – Lekta (Radio Edit)
Sied van Riel – Tunnel Vision (Radio Edit)
Armin van Buuren – We Are Here To Make Some Noise (Radio Edit)
Shogun – Amplify (Radio Edit)
Protoculture – Cobalt (Radio Edit)
Emma Hewitt – Miss YouParadise (Shogun Remix Radio Edit)
Ruben de Ronde & Woody van Eyden – Devan (Radio Edit)
Matt Darey – Hold On (Radio Edit)
Markus Schulz & Dennis Sheperd – Go! (Radio Edit)
Roger Shah feat. Inger Hansen – Dance With Me (Tomas Heredia Radio Edit)
Heatbeat – Chow Mein (Radio Edit)
Lemon & Einar K presents Capa – Bit By … (Radio Edit)
Aly & Fila vs Jwaydan – Coming Home (Radio Mix)
Eco – Echoes (Radio Edit)
Various Artists – Armada Trance, Vol. 15 (Full Continuous Mix, Pt. 2)