De ‘Essential Mix’ is tegenwoordig een uitdrukking geworden die voor kwaliteit staat. De wekelijkse show op BBC Radio 1 biedt de grootste namen ruimte om datgene te doen waar ze zo goed in zijn: moddervette mixes maken! Zeds Dead hoort zonder twijfel bij de meest populaire acts van dit moment. Enkele maanden geleden waren ze dan ook te gast bij de BBC. Een waanzinnige mix van zo’n 70 tracks is het resultaat. De meeste platen zijn door de jongens zelf onder handen genomen, remixes van de Rolling Stones tot aan edits van Nina Simone. Beluister de hele set hier. Klik, luister en geniet!
Currently heading up Toolroom Knights second year as residents at the world’s number 1 club, Space Ibiza, Toolroom head-honcho and internationally acclaimed electronic music master Mark Knight returns to the Toolroom Knights album series with two tailored mixes of the hottest House music shaking the Balearic Isle right now. ‘Toolroom Knights Ibiza 2012 Mixed By Mark Knight’ blends 36 scorching summer cuts personally selected by the Toolroom label boss to bring the ultimate Ibiza experience to your sound system.Setting the scene for those chilled sessions, ‘El Salon’ captures the vibe, building from the organic sounds of Karol XVII & MB Valence, Wehbba & Antonio Eudi and Gorge’s remix of Lovebirds ‘This Time’, through to the groove laden beats of Chus & Ceballos and Juan Sanchez before finishing with his own production ‘Alright’.
Continuing the journey, Mark’s ‘La Terraza’ mix encapsulates the essence of Toolroom Knights parties on the infamous Space terrace, blending 3 upfront exclusives from Ahmet Sendil, Tocadisco & Koen Groeneveld, Mihalis Safras & Siwell and Adrian Hour with underground beats from production heavyweights Miguel Campbell, Nic Fanciulli, Gary Beck, Nicole Moudaber and more! Escape to Ibiza with ‘Toolroom Knights Ibiza 2012 Mixed By Mark Knight’; your personal Mark Knight guide to the freshest flavours that are shaking this Ibiza season from sundown to sunrise.
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.
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After the break up of his former musical focus, Sydney-based producer Streetcleaner shifted over to the realms of electronic dance music around mid- 2011. This previous musical experience lends itself to his driving and complex style of electro house, as well as the influence of artists such as Porter Robinson, Dirtyloud and Darth & Vader. His laptop and Logic Studio are the main weapons of choice Streetcleaner uses too channel this influence into explosive, hard- hitting dance music, along with Native Instruments’ Massive and various plugins and VSTs.
While only hitting the production scene fairly recently, Streetcleaner has already shown significant potential for such a short amount of time. Even more promise is expected for 2012 for Streetcleaner, with a number of releases lined up for the future, and even bigger plans awaiting in the long-run. His release schedule for 2012 includes five massive electro dance floor destroyers, Shoreside, The Jade Monkey, FThree, Badlands and the anticipated Zenith EP.
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.