Whilst many in principle are able to execute a Ministry of Sound solo set, only our beloved international resident has the pedigree to rock it all night. For an unprecedented fourth occasion, this is the one Gallery event which attracts trance and progressive aficionados from all four corners of the globe. An unrivalled familiarity with The Gallery controls, meaning Markus is able to elevate his ‘unicorn slaying’ synths to a level afforded by no other venue. From the very first beat in the Box, expect the rowdy atmosphere on which The Gallery is famed – sustained over six hours of intense Markus magic. Are you ready?
If not, then this latest mix from Markus is perfect to mentally prepare. A retrospective look at the best of ‘Global DJ Broadcast’ over the past few months, it’s a good bet that most of these belters will be played on Friday.
A fan video from Schulz’s previous visit in December. Although six months on, the memory is still vivid for those lucky enough to attend. The track being his very own ‘Love Rain Down,’ it’s a very good omen for Friday’s six hour set
Cloud Nothings, Glass Animals, Fire!, Dope Body, Rudy Zygadlo… Friends of the festival know that the OFF lineup isn’t all big stars and filler bands; it’s a unique opportunity to discover excellent new music. From hipster r’n’b to gloomy hippie metal to chaotic noisepunk: OFF has it all!
Released last year on Carpark Records, Attack on Memory catapulted Dylan Baldi’s Cloud Nothings from his parents’ Cleveland basement onto the major league indie rock scene. In a rare example of unanimity, both Pitchfork and Rolling Stone put the Steve Albini-produced album on their 2012 end-of-year lists. It’s hard not to be swayed by their furious yet melancholy – and simply good – songs. Their new material is said to be more aggressive, but we’ll have to wait until the festival to find out for sure.
The Skull Defekts feat. Daniel Higgs
Although founded not so long ago, in 2005, The Skull Defekts from Sweden have already earned a cult following and are being called Scandinavia’s The Ex or even Sonic Youth. And while the band may share its punk roots with the latter, they recognize no stylistic boundaries. They’re coming to the OFF Festival with new material off of their 2011 record Peer Amid (Thrill Jockey), and will be playing with underground prophet Daniel Higgs on the microphone. Their joint performance will be followed by a solo show by Higgs.
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HENKE WERMELIN & THE NIGHTSHIFT from Gothenburg, Sweden make their debut with the album The New Black Is Blue – a cavalcade of warm pop gems and fierce battle songs.
„The day after the right wing party won the swedish election I sat with my guitar and was gonna record a fight song to put on Facebook for my friends – and that was the start for Eat Your Money“ Wermelin explains. The title of the song is taken from this Eat Your Money.
„I think it’s fascinating, not to say funny, how 50% of the people vote for a politic that concerns itself with making priviliges for a minority according to the principle of the majority having less. It’s like believing that everyone can win in a pyramid game“ says Wermelin.
In the beginning of the new milennium Wermelin moved from Sundsvall in the north of Sweden to Gothenburg in the south.
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Legendary CeCe Rogers is back and once again in collaboration with Sugarstarr, the one half of the producer-duo Syke’n’Sugarstarr.
After „No Love Lost“ and „I Believe“ it’s „Right Now“ coming up big way with CeCe’s incomparable voice and a hook that straightly stucks in the listener’s head.
Beside the SESA peaktime mix there’s a massive DJ Kone & Marc Palacios treatment that will destroy floors for everyone who’s in love with funky driven Housemusic.
CeCe Rogers, born Kenneth Jesse Rogers III, is an American singer, musician, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer from Cleveland, Ohio.
He was given the nickname CeCe by James Brown, who watched him performing at 11 years of age, imitating Chubby Checker. He is considered one of the most popular male vocalists in house music. In 1987, CeCe recorded the track „Someday“ in collaboration with Marshall Jefferson, to this day, the song is seen as an anthem in the genre of house music, having been rated number 3 in MixMags‘s 100 Greatest Singles of All Time.
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The undisputed king of alternative rock, Nick Cave, checks in again at EXIT Festival to the sheer joy of his fan army who witnessed the glorious return of the Bad Seeds with their 2013 comeback album „Push The Sky Away„! Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds are one of the most important pillars of the rock scene over the past 30 years.
Nick’s performance with Grinderman (Cave, Casey, Ellis & Sclavunos) at EXIT 2011 remains legendary as one of the most explosive performances on the Main Stage of all time.
At EXIT 2013, they will be performing songs from their wealthy opus, including the new album which has already been tagged by the critics as one of the best releases of this year! Continue reading Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds join the EXIT Festival Line Up
La Folie will debut their nocturnal synth pop at Berlin’s Berghain Kantine on Wednesday June 5, 2013. A decade of musicianship, a diary full of heartbreak, and a chance encounter in Berlin preceded the birth of this project from Marc Houle and Joaquim dos Santos.
In both name and mood, the band look to ‘la folie’, the French phrase that describes the madness of love when one is madly in love. Theirs is a powerful type of pop music juxtaposition, made for uneasy easy listening. Joaquim and new live member Clelia Cantoro become stylized synth-pop automatons as their voices blend, echo and confront each other, while Marc draws lush shades of light and shadows from his orchestra of synthesizers.
La Folie’s lyrical themes are universal, but the band has mostly existed as a secret project. La Folie began when Marc and Joaquim met through mutual friends and a mutual love of music ten years ago in Windsor, Canada. Fueled by Marc’s affinity for production and Joaquim’s anti-love songs, the two amassed a store of secret recordings that they crafted just for themselves.
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Two years ago, with ‘Rocket Ride’, his third artist album, electronic music cosmonaut Bobina shot his sound space-bound… Now, in the year 2013, the Russian Grand Master returns to deliver what he terms “a continuation album” and “a sequel in all but name”. Drawing on a spacious range of influences, styles and inspirations – both pre-and-post millennial – ‘Same Difference’ beams its epic sonics out from the heavens. With a dance planet firmly in its crosshairs, and an accomplished vocal and co-production crew on board (Susana, Betsie Larkin, Ana Criado and Andrew Rayel among them), Bobina’s pan-galactic, retro-futuristic EDMission continues…
Intergalactic…. ‘Same Difference’s journey begins in a sea of trance tranquillity with its title track. Casting a knowing, timely glance in the direction of Isla Baleares, its subtly thrummed 70s guitar-ism twinned with its Med-trance wrap, cede to a once-heard/never-forgotten drop. Throwing the album into warp-drive, ‘Sacramentum’ finds Bobina studio-side with Moldova’s Andew Rayel. A euphoric Ying to the harmonic Yang of ‘Rocket Ride’ fan-fave ‘Lamento Sentimental’, its pianoforte symphonica, choral vocal midsection and ebullient conclusion set the album ablaze.
Other dimensions… Further in, audio like ‘Quattro 372’ and ‘Miami Echoes’ orbits further around the electronic music sphere, building House, Progressive House and occasional electro elements into the album. Putting the ‘stellar’ in interstellar, ‘The Space Track’ furiously grinds and distorts, stabbing its tech keys, while Bobina’s runs the mod-wheel hard to secure its climactic chain reaction moment.
“As my career has progressed, vocals in my music have become more and more key. In the studio the human voice is now every bit as inspiring to me as the synthesizer. I think on ‘Same Difference’ they’ve been used as never before.” – Bobina
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Subliminal is back with this new Denis The Menace & Syke’n’Sugarstarr release. Another four amazing mixes to add to your ‘World In Your Hands’ collection.
Antranig, Alexey Romeo, Mikael Weermets and Marco Farouk deliver four highly charged and unique remixes for your listening pleasure. You have big room action, rhythmic house sound and summer festival vibes – the choice is yours!
Tracks: Denis The Menace, Syke’n’Sugarstarr
Mixes by: Mikae Weermets, Antranig, Alexey Romeo, Marco Farouk
Genre: Progressive House Continue reading Denis The Menace & Syke’n’Sugarstarr – World In Your Hands (part II)
The legendary Wu Tang Clan will make their first ever appearance in Croatia at this years Terraneo Festival, playing in Sibinek as part of their 20th Anniversary Tour.
Also added to the line-up is funk-rocker Aloe Blacc, whose hit „I Need a Dollar“ went top ten around the world; UK alternative-rock giants The Cribs, Grammy Award Winning American artist and Billboard TOP 100 veteran, Duncan Sheik, Texas rockers Bosnian Rainbows, Brooklyn folk-rockers Woods and eccentric German performer Mambo Kurt.
Terraneo’s eclectic late-night electronica program will include sets by Bristol electronic duo KOAN Sound, ondon’s non-peroxide ladies Blond:ish, and the Danish quartet Pinkunoizu.
The festival Line-up is further enhanced with some of the best regional bands Eyesburn, Straight Mickey and the Boyz, SevdahBABY, Peses, local punk rock band Vlasta Popic and the DJ collective Chew the Fat! Croatia.
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At the end of the last decade, to the collective delight of his fans and the dance press, former Nu-Nrg-ist Giuseppe Ottaviani released his freshman solo album ‘GO!’ A full four years in the perfecting, Ottaviani’s highly anticipated follow-up is here and primed to colour your mind ‘Magenta’. Carrying studio team-ups with fellow tranceologists Ferry Corsten and Aly & Fila, and supported by a stellar chorus line of vocalists (Eric Lumiere, Audrey Gallagher, Linnea Schössow, Lo-Fi Sugar and Seri among them), the trance kingpin’s ready to wow again. Prepare to embrace all the shades, degrees, tones and meanings of ‘Magenta’.
Magenta is Harmony… Comprising 15 new tracks from the studio of Italy’s foremost trance composer, his second artist album overtures with ‘Rush’. Imploringly vocalled by Lo-Fi Sugar, its transcendental breakbeat kick emits ‘Magenta’s first hue. With ‘Love Will Bring It All Around’ – the album’s lead single – Giuseppe radiates a more trance-progressive ethic. Locked around thunderous drums, tight, stripped-back percussion loops and mood-fuelling atmospherics, it paves the way for Eric Lumiere’s one-world lyrics. Scooping Armin van Buuren’s Tune of the Week on A State of Trance 608, the single’s also brought plaudits from the dance press. Giving it their June Single of the Month award, MIXMAG called it “sinuous, brooding and appreciably complex”, while DJ Mag said: “Eric Lumiere’s vocal gives this track its light-bulb moment.”
On the concept of his sophomore album, Giuseppe says: “the colour Magenta represents universal love at its highest level. The album’s concept is exactly that. Music intended to promote the very same essence the colour does.”
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