OFF Festival Katowice 2013: The Walkmen to Curate the Experimental Stage!

OFF Festival Katowice 2013: The Walkmen to Curate the Experimental Stage!Fans of the OFF Festival have already known for a while that The Walkmen, one of the most outstanding and underrated indie rock bands in the US, will be performing at this year’s edition of the festival. Now we’re thrilled to announce that the group will also be serving as curators of the Experimental Stage, which will feature such acts as Thee Oh Sees and a DJ set by Austra (who will also be playing a full performance elsewhere!).

Here’s a full list of guests chosen by The Walkmen for their day at the Experimental Stage:

John Grant
This former frontman for the legendary band The Czars stepped out back out of the shadows in 2010 with his stirring solo debut, Queen of Denmark. „Like a couple of similarly intense classics before it – Antony & The Johnsons’ I Am a Bird Now and Bon Iver’s For Emma…, Queen of Denmark sounds like a record its creator has been waiting his whole life to make,“ raved the British music magazine Mojo, which rated Grant’s album number one in 2010. A few months ago, the artist came back with a new, equally moving, delicate, and beautiful record, Pale Green Ghosts, which features a guest vocal appearance by Sinead O’Connor along with a bunch of new electronic sounds.

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Kings Of Tomorrow feat. April present ‘Fall For You’

Kings Of Tomorrow feat. April  present ‘Fall For You’ Destined to be one of the biggest love songs to resonate our dance floors this year!.. With big support from the likes of Pete Tong, Annie Mac and Mark Knight, among many, already in the bag, ‘Fall For You‘ is the stunning new single from Sandy Rivera‘s Kings Of Tomorrow featuring the beautiful voice of regular cohort April Morgan. Here’s where the proof lays, that his burgeoning relationship with her is going from strength to strength. ‘Fall For You’ is set to become yet another modern classic with its wandering bass line, down tempo disco-esque rhythms and exquisitely soulful voice, complimenting the tentative lyrics of love to perfection. Equally sublime, yet somewhat darker, ‘It’s Only You’ is a sophisticated and on point arrangement of a deeper and more penetrative bass line, rolling low end synths, and a yearning vocal which simply oozes passion. A flawless production yet again, this release further underlines Sandy’s status as one of the most talented and prolific house music artistsof all time.

Whichever way you look at it, you know who Sandy Rivera is. Whether it’s the words to ‘Finally’, the album you have by Kings of Tomorrow, the stunning production that infiltrates ALL the way through ‘Take Me Back’ or the untold mixes that have penetrated the dance charts over the past 15 years; you KNOW who Sandy Rivera is. Owner of the infamous Blackwiz label, Sandy dropped his first LP in 1997. Labeled ‘The Calling‘ and featuring the man himself on vocals, it set dance floors on fire and brought with it confirmation that something very special had arrived. Sandy’s second album ‘It’s In The Lifestyle‘ came out under the Kings of Tomorrow guise and featured the anthem ‘Finally’ with Julie McKnight.

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The 303Lovers Arena open doors this Saturday!

The 303Lovers Arena open doors this Saturday!This Saturday the 303lovers Arena at one of the best summer festivals Lakedance, Eindhoven,The Netherlands will open doors for all music lovers. The 303lovers Arena will be having some of our favorite 303lovers artists to perform at the stage. Among those artists are Wally Lopez, Stefano Noferini,Manuel de la Mare, Luigi Rocca and Mike Vale.

Ear marked by the scene’s biggest spinners as a recording label on the rise and with a back catalogue to rival the most underground of imprints, 303Lovers is the spawn of a musical design by Manuel De La Mare, Alex Kenji and Luigi Rocca. Rooted in three tiers of electronic music, those being house, electro and techno, the label symbolises a soundscape that has melted away boundaries, ventured into crossover and retained underground status, whilst continually proliferating its musical direction to ensure it is on the cutting edge of electronic music.

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Heineken’s Road to the Final tests the greatest fans of the greatest Game

Heineken's Road to the Final tests the greatest fans of the greats GameHeineken’s newest promotion video aims for the heart of the fans as the UEFA Champions League Final is upon us. The world’s greatest club competition is almost over as Bayern Munich will play Borussia Dortmund at Wembley.

 As one of the most exciting events of the year, the Champions League final brings together hopes, heart, passion and desire to be among the winners.

Witnessing history being written is the ultimate dream for 160 million viewers that feels the pulse of the game in their hearts. Being a breathing part of this glorious moment of glory and victory is in the core of the amazing new Heineken promotion video.  What would you do if you could win a ticket to be part of this historical event?

The place is Athens, Greece where three men are approached by a beautiful woman. Neither the place, nor the question is random. Athens is the capital of Greece, famous with its brave man and women unstoppable at the face of danger. Those three men are asked the ultimate question “What would you do if you could win a ticket to be part of this historical event?”

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Southport Weekender Volume 10 Mixed by Miguel Migs & Atjazz

Southport Weekender Volume 10 Mixed by Miguel Migs & AtjazzThe world famous Southport Weekender Festival get set to release their highly anticipated next installment of their compilation series! ‘Southport Weekender Volume 10’ sees one of the USA’s best loved DJ /Producers, Miguel Migs, make a welcome return to the series, alongside one of the UK’s brightest stars of the dance community, Atjazz. Over 2 CD’s, the album features 38 glorious grooves spanning Deep House, Afroentric delights, Soul, Jazz, Nu Disco and Boogie. Miguel’s selection features 3 exclusive single remixes of Kyodai feat Gabriela Smith, Tortured Soul and Zoo feat Amy Lyon, amidst a plethora of stellar dancefloor magic from Husky, Thievery Corporation, Hot Toddy and Miguel himself. Atjazz showcases his unique blend of deep and soulful mixology, with some of his own remixes of tracks from The Muthafunkas, Kerri Chandler and Incognito. He also features some Atjazz Recordings talent including Elise, Leon Ware and finishes off with an exclusive beautiful piece dedicated to his parents titled ‘13.10.11 13.11.11’. As usual Southport Weekender take great care in selecting only the premier DJ’s capable of delivering that magical ‘Southport spirit’, those who truly feel emotion in the music they play, providing the dance floor with a unified heart beat.

„When I was asked to mix Southport’s compilation I was happy to be involved, having played the festival a few times and also mixed one of their past CD comps previously. I appreciate the passion and open mindedness to the musical diversity and concept… It seems the festival is always booking quality talent for a serious music loving crowd year after year.  I wanted to showcase various styles that I enjoy within the house music realm, which always include Deep, Soulful, Dubby, Underground, Funky and Nu-Disco sounds, all seamlessly blended together while trying to keep it fresh and interesting“ – Miguel Migs

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‘Audio Therapy’ by Nathan Adams on Tribe Records

 ‘Audio Therapy’ by Nathan Adams on Tribe RecordsAudio Therapy’ is the stunning debut album from the young multi-talented singer/songwriter Nathan Adams on Tribe Records. This honest body of work demonstrates Nathan’s versatile ability to write real heartfelt songs spectacularly delivered by that silky smooth-voice of his that oozes with delicious soul. ‘Audio Therapy’ is a melting pot of soulful dance and downtempo Neo Soul jams which sees Nathan collaborating with some of the World’s most presigious dance music producers. These include the legendary Louie Vega on the current single smash ‘Falling’, Zepherin Saint, Josh Milan (Blaze), DJ Spinna, Ezel Feliz, Richard Samuels and Sean McCabe; along with heavyweight world-class musicians such as Selan, Luis Quintero and vocalist Miranda Nicole, among others.

“I have been working with Nathan for 6 years and have watched him grow into a talent ready to take on the world stage. His songwriting is beyond his years and one wonders where does he find the inspiration. A truly gifted individual who will make the UK proud once he is unleashed.“ – Zepherin Saint

„I’m happy to finally present Audio Therapy as a body of work. It represents my transition from an adolescent to a young man. Over the last 6 years, I have been fortunate to travel and work with some very established people in the house music scene.  The release of this album is the close of a chapter, and the beginning of a new one.“ – Nathan Adams

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More acts for Melt!Festival 2013

More acts for Melt!Festival 2013The countdown is on, with less than two months to go before we can dance beneath the giant mirror balls and industrial diggers in the City of Iron once again. Taking place from 19-21 July, Germany’s Melt! Festival is set to play host to one of the biggest line-ups to date. Acts already announced include The Knife, Atoms For Peace, Azealia Banks, DIIV, James Blake, Alt-J, Chvrches, Disclosure and iamamiwhoami. And today, we reveal another wave of acts set to light up the stage. 

First up, Babyshambles! Six years after Shotter’s Nation, the UK band, fronted by Peter Doherty, are back with their much-anticipated third album. At Melt! Festival, Babyshambles will be performing brand-new material for the first time.

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We are one Festival 2013

We are one FestivalOn July 6th the enigmatic, atmospheric, Renaissance-era surroundings of the city’s famed Zitadelle Spandau will swell to the sound of the very best in new, cutting-edge electronic music.

In 2010, as part of the celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Paul van Dyk staged the We Are One event. Three years on, Paul has set in motion a return for We Are One. Moving from arena to festival grade, 2013 will see the event take place in the striking, history-rich setting of Berlin’s Zitadelle Spandau.

Playing alongside Paul throughout the day and night will be a host of the world’s most gifted electronic sound designers.

Nick Bracegirdle’s ensemble outfit, Chicane Live, has been holding arena audiences all over the world in his thrall. On July 6th, he will be taking to the We Are One stage with a captivating live performance that will include the debut of Paul & Chicane’s first studio recording together.

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The Prodigy are coming to Terraneo Festival 2013!

The Prodigy are coming to Terraneo Festival 2013!Terraneo is proud to announce The Prodigy will join the line up to shake the whole of Sibenik and make everyone dance with their signature high energy show. 

Being one of the leading names in the history of electronic dance music The Prodigy have continued to reinvent themselves and have sold over 25 million albums throughout their career and won numerous awards; including two Brit Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, five MTV Europe Music Awards, two Kerrang! Awards and two Grammy nominations. Nineteen released singles, many of which have stormed up the world music charts and club podiums, including „Charly“, „Out of Space“, „Smack My Bitch Up“, „Voodoo People“, „No Good (Start the Dance)“, „Breathe“, „Firestarter“ etc. They have also released a total of five studio albums and two compilations. Their live shows never disappoint, jam packed with all your favourite tracks and bursting with energy. 

„We are very excited that The Prodigy are finally coming to Terraneo. We’re looking forward to this legendary band’s performance, as yet unseen in Sibenik“, said festival spokesman Luka Pavic.

The Red Bull Music Academy Project will also be joining the festival again and moving to the open air Aero Stage. The programming will be under the artistic direction of renowned DJ and promoters Eddy Ramich, and artists will be revealed in the next announcement in June.

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OFF Festival Katowice 2013: From Solange to Fucked Up

OFF Festival Katowice 2013: From Solange to Fucked UpDreamlike singers, hardcore emissions, electronic trances, psychedelic wipeouts, and… the one and only Zbigniew Wodecki. Everything is possible at OFF. Here’s the next batch of artists that will perform at this year’s festival – hold on tight!

It’s no wonder that she’s often compared to her older sister, some even call her – without a hint of malice ? the „Beyoncé of indie music“, but you just need to open your eyes and ears to understand the Solange is a mature and independent artist. After two good LPs released by Interscope, she dazzled both critics and audiences with her EP called True, produced by Dev Hynes (who co-authored multiple songs with the likes of Florence and the Machine and The Chemical Brothers) and released under Terrible Records, a record label established by Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor. It’s pop music, with clear references to the sounds of the 80s, but with its own distinct personality and quality. Join us in dancing to the beat!

Zbigniew Wodecki with Mitch & Mitch Orchestra and Choir
At this year’s OFF Festival, the one, the only, the legendary Zbigniew Wodecki himself will perform his iconic 1976 debut album – called Zbigniew Wodecki, of course. The titan of local venues scattered along the Vistula will be joined on stage by Mitch&Mitch, the most foreign band to ever form in Poland, whose members are hard at work making the music sound exactly as it did on the album, but better. For this special occasion an organist, a string quartet, and a two-person choir will be added to the Mitch&Mitch roster which already boasts nine members. That already tells you that they will be performing at the festival’s biggest stage, as no other venue would accommodate that kind of ensemble.

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