Emma Hewitt celebrates album release party ‘Burn The Sky Down’ @ LA´s Exchange

On August 3rd, the official release party of Emma Hewitt’s ‘Burn The Sky Down’ album will take place at Exchange Los Angeles, in collaboration with powerhouse U.S. promoter, Insomniac Events for ‘Awakening Fridays’.

As one of the first vocal artists to do this kind of show with the American event organization, Emma has a big spectacle in store for the show in downtown Los Angeles with a full visual show designed by V Squared Labs (Coldplay, RHCP) and a blistering full length club set packed with ‘Burn The Sky Down’ remixes as well as all her hits.

Emma’s goose bump-evoking vocals are the backbone to many of the biggest tracks in trance with her hauntingly beautiful voice giving soul to music by the likes of Dash Berlin and Cosmic Gate.

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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

Introducing: DJ Lea Dobricic

Over the years, DJ Lea Dobricic has been using her distinct, timeless sense of music, and eye for the crowd to move hundreds of partygoers across countless dance floors. Born in Belgrade-Serbia, she was influenced by the local  underground Electronic -music scene. At age of 10, she began to actively pursue her love of music by taking up vocal training and joining the local choir. She always knew that she is destined to share her love and talent with music lovers around the world.

In 2005 DJ Lea decided to move to Florence, Italy to join the academy of Fine Arts. Her journey into the electronic music scene started at small clubs around Florence. It was not too long after, that she became one of the hidden treasures of the old city. Working as a full time DJ and producer, she has been rocking the house with heart and mind at many of the local clubs such as Tenax, KamKama, Frau Marlene, as well as many other clubs in Italy, Switzerland, Croatia, Serbia, which have all been pleased by her live-performance.  She spins a contagious mix of deep house, tech house, minimal and techno. Always with precise technique and extreme elegance, bringing freshness and energy.

Charismatic, easy-going, talented and beautiful …she had a meteoric appearance in electronic music scene, rapidly gaining a prestigious position in an environment entwined with men. 2006 she was invited to become the resident DJ at “Moyo”, one of the major, well known establishments in the city.

Starting with a very modest setup, she was able to progressively improve on her skills in a relatively short amount of time. With countless hours of practice and many sleepless nights, she was able to drive her performance to whole new level. Her basic interface is two turntables and a mixer.Though today she plays using Traktor Scratch, she kept the “Jokey” in DJ: she never stopped beat matching. But she did add a MIDI controller for loops and effects.Driven by her inspiration, she wanted to do more than just play great music; she wanted to make it too.

Soon her talent was noticed by Ahmet Sendil’s label “Bosphorus Underground recordings” and she started to regularly publish for them and many other labels like ItaloBusiness, Butane,Killing Machine,No-Logic etc. Today, she spends most of her time multitasking between Ableton Live, Logic Pro and various synths, wave editors and sample libraries. In addition, she is now eagerly learning math and physics (Things that she always disliked in school) in order to help her synthesize the right sound that will make that perfect fit.

In May 2010, she was awarded the winning prize of the “Stefano Noferini Remix” Contest.Her submission was one among hundreds reviewed, a clear statement about her talent driven by her passion for the music. Remix is released on “Deeperfect” records.


Insomniac presents Wet Wonderland Featuring Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano 24 june 2012

Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano DJ sets are becoming the stuff of legend. They embody dance music fully, bringing the crowd to epic peaks, arms in the air and smiles all around. It’s not a genre thing, it’s a music thing, and Sunnery and Ryan convey that passion to the dance floor in a way very few artists can.

Wet Wonderland
Wet Wonderland is Insomniac’s brand new weekly pool party in Las Vegas, running all summer long, every Sunday at Marquee Day Club.  Join us for a summer of world-class DJs and the Insomniac pool party experience.

Date:  Sunday June 24th 2012
Time: 10am-6pm
Location: Las Vegas, NV – Marquee Day Club @ The Cosmopolitan
3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South,Las Vegas
Age Restriction: 21+


Eerste ‘User-Generated’ mixtape is een feit

‘Army of Bastards’ mixtape gelanceerd door online community ‘VATOGONZALEZ.COM

Online community VATOGONZALEZ.COM werd in het verleden al enkele malen door actualiteitensite GeenStijl als bron gebruikt, maar nu komt het 6000+ leden tellende forum met eigen nieuws en wel een ware wereldprimeur! Het forum, dat ook bekende DJ’s als Hardwell, Nicky Romero en Quintino onder haar leden rekent, tilt het begrip ‘user-generated content’ naar een hoger niveau door de presentatie van de eerste ‘user-generated’ mixtape. Bekende voorbeelden van online media die gebruikmaken van ‘user-generated content’ zijn bijvoorbeeld Wikipedia en YouTube. De ‘Army of Bastards’ mixtape, die donderdag 14 juni om 20.00 uur is gelanceerd als gratis download via VATOGONZALEZ.COM, bestaat uitsluitend uit muzikale producties van leden van het online forum. Uit ruim honderd inzendingen heeft Vato Gonzalez, ook wel bekend als de ‘Dirty House Bastard’, een selectie gemaakt en er een mixtape van gesmeed.

Vato Gonzalez over het tot stand komen van de mixtape: “Als eerste vind ik het fantastisch om te zien dat er zoveel talent binnen de VATOGONZALEZ.COM community actief is. Zoveel dat ik één van de platen die ik binnen kreeg direct heb getekend op mijn eigen Crowd Control label. Dat is de mate waarin ik geloof in de kracht van deze groep producers, the Army of Bastards, die op mijn website zelf met dit initiatief zijn gekomen. Samen met deze helden heb ik het project op poten gezet en dat is direct ook de essentie van het hele verhaal. De huidige industrie kan op zichzelf staande producers uitbuiten en negeren, maar verenigd staan we sterk. Ooit zei een wijs iemand me dat je pas hulp krijgt vanaf de bovenlaag van de scene op het moment dat je ze niet meer nodig hebt, dus bij deze bewijzen we dat we vanaf productie tot aan distributie zelf kunnen. Het is een oproep aan alle producers, ongeacht welke stijl je maakt. Laat je niet uit het veld slaan als je gelooft in jezelf, je bent niet alleen in je strijd om boven het maaiveld uit te komen.”

Om de release van de mixtape extra kracht bij te zetten, heeft Vato Gonzalez zelf de titelsong geproduceerd, genaamd ‘Army of Bastards (Anthem)’, die vanaf 9 juli exclusief verkrijgbaar is via online shop Beatport.com en tevens als openingstrack van de mixtape te beluisteren is.

Vato Gonzalez lanceert begin juli het zesde deel uit zijn eigen befaamde DIRTY HOUSE mixtape reeks. “De aanstaande DIRTY HOUSE mixtape is echt mijn eigen ding, mijn eigen sound.” Vato Gonzalez, die jarenlang zelf als ‘Do It Yourself’ artiest zijn weg omhoog gevochten heeft, bevestigt ook dat er wat hem betreft zeker een tweede editie van de ‘Army of Bastards’ mixtape serie komt: “Waar, wanneer en hoe, dat zal op het forum van VATOGONZALEZ.COM bekend gemaakt worden. De leden, mijn Army of Bastards, zijn daar namelijk leidend in. Dit is hun project! Als je het ook een beetje zat bent om niet verder te komen in je muzikale carrière, onderdeel van Army of Bastards mixtape 2 wilt worden of gewoon meer wilt weten hoe je verder kunt komen; join the revolution!”


01. Vato Gonzalez – Army of Bastards (Anthem) [BEATPORT EXCLUSIVE: JULY 9]
02. Martin Garrix & Sleazy Stereo – ITSA
03. Averez – Shuffler
04. Backcornerz – Njuta
05. Asic & Hugs – Sibersk
06. Olivier Heldens – Topaz
07. Laëro – Transition
08. Colin E – Birdhous
09. Martin Garrix & Kenneth G – Mute
10. Volts – Piranha
11. Sleazy Stereo – Pump it up
12. Chris Decent ft. James Stefano – She Rocks
13. D-Velro – Carolina
14. Ricos – Just a beat
15. Mark Koster – Symphonica
16. Bonzer – Comienzo
17. Robby East ft. Roy Wong – Essential (Flair Brothers Bootleg)
18. Charles Deluxe – Harmor (Corbino edit)