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.

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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:
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www.facebook.com/swankytuneslive
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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)

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.

Connect:
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http://www.facebook.com/bastomusic
https://twitter.com/#!/bastomusic
http://www.myspace.com/bastomusic
http://www.youtube.com/bastomusic

Cream Ibiza Above & Beyond

World clubbing super-brand Cream kicks off the summer season with a double CD and digital release, Cream Ibiza mixed by award-winning trio Above & Beyond.

As the longest running UK club night on the island, taking over Thursday nights, Cream Ibiza brings together the world’s top DJs and thousands of clubbers to the award winning ‘World’s Best Club’ Amnesia. With mammoth weekly parties that will see Above & Beyond joined by the likes of Paul van Dyk, Eddie Halliwell, Calvin Harris, Sander van Doorn, Laidback Luke, and Example at the club this summer.

Described by DJ Mag as “the biggest electronic DJing and production collective the UK has ever produced,” Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamaki AKA Above & Beyond made an obvious choice for this year’s installment of the Cream compilation series.

Producers, songwriters, DJ’s and owners of the renowned Anjunabeats label, Above & Beyond have remained down-to-earth and as determined as ever despite the numerous accolades, remixing greats like Madonna and Radiohead and selling out shows from Bombay to Brixton Academy. 2011 saw the release of their second studio album Group Therapy. Described by Mixmag as “the artist album of the year”, it topped the dance charts in both the UK and USA.

Now they are set to perform at Cream Ibiza this summer, headlining six dates through June to September. Whether you’re heading over to the White Isle or not, Above & Beyond’s Cream Ibiza mix is essential listening for the summer.

This year’s Cream Ibiza tracklist perfectly reflects the ethos of Above & Beyond, taking in their biggest tried and tested tunes, fan favourites and exclusive new tracks – all guaranteed main room Ibiza material. Alongside hot tracks from the likes of Cosmic Gate, Dirty South, Kyau & Albert and Depeche Mode (Eric Prydz Remix) Cream Ibiza also features exclusive new mixes of Above & Beyond’s Stealing Time (from the critically acclaimed debut album Tri-State) and On My Way To Heaven, plus brand new remixes of Tranquillity Base (aka Above & Beyond)  Razorfish by Jerome Isma-Ae and of the Above & Beyond and Andy Moor classic “Air For Life” by Norin & Rad.

Available on iTunes: http://bit.ly/CreamIbizaAboveBeyond
Buy 2XCD at Amazon: http://amzn.to/CreamIbizaAboveBeyondCD