After their welcome return last month, Jellybean Soul continue to increase the heat this Summer, unleashing ‘7th’ Wonder’ from US house music don, Roland Clark. Featuring the exceptional vocal power of amazing singer Dawn McClain, ‘7th Wonder‘ is a soulful groove armed with an infectious sax hook with a vibe firmly planted in the soil of underground house. Also on the package is a monster big room ‘Transplant Remix’ deemed to rock the party this Summer!
DJ Roland Clark is a songsmith / producer/ DJ and vocalist whose past aliases include Digital Pimps, South Street Player, Urban Soul/Dark Clark/and his latest alter ego Jesus Jackson, which pegged the 3rd season opening of Greys Anatomy song ‘Running On Sunshine': Roland Clark is also featured vocalist on many Fatboy Slim releases including ‘Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars‘ and ‘What Da Fuck &“Song for Shelter‘. Roland also carved himself a nice slice of house music’s pie with his phenomenal deejaying and production skills. His contributions infuse many artists best works, including Armand Van Helden‘s gorgeous „Flowerz. Quite simply, he has definitely earned his place in history as one of THE voice’s of House Music. Quote: „If House is a nation, I wanna be president!“ (DJ Roland Clark) much like a undeniable storm working with such deejays and other producers much like himself such as Todd Terry, DJ Chus, Mark Knight, Meat Katie, Rodger Sanchez and Erick Morillo, just to name a few.. Roland sounds if need be compared would be much like a chameleon going from a soulful sultriness to a hard house and techno. He also own his own dance music label – Delete Records, a home for many of his own productions working with featured artists such as Robin S, Dawn McClain and Madam Simone, among others.
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Starting with Patrick Wolf, who takes the stage at the Katowice Cultural Center at 6:00 pm sharp on Thursday, August 1, and ending with Austra, who’ll be shutting off the lights after their DJ set at 4:15 am on Monday, August 5, just before dawn: we’ve got the entire detailed schedule for the eighth edition of the festival. You’d better get a good night’s sleep before heading down to Katowice, because this is going to be one intense weekend.
But before we get to the festival program, we’d like to introduce a few more of the artists we’ve invited to perform in Katowice this year:
The Soft Moon
Oakland-based Luis Vasquez is a loner type and the The Soft Moon would probably have remained a solo project, were it not for the musician’s drive towards an absolutely perfect live sound. The band plays a dark, noisy variety of trance music, taking inspiration from such disparate acts as Suicide, Death in Vegas, and even Joy Division. Check out their latest album, Zeros – heavy stuff. Continue reading OFF Festival Katowice 2013: Final acts and detailed program announced!
After their debut release on Black Hole Recordings with a remix for Moonbeam’s ‘Madness’ in May 2013, Boss Axis – one of the most upcoming EDM duos in Germany – return on solid German label Parquet Recordings with a rather special selection of goodies to make your mouth water. With staggering 19 brand new remixes of their debut album ‘Bridge A Divide’ released back in December last year, Marcel Florschütz and Thomas Knoll present a unique package of talents like Solee, Moonbeam, Alle Farben, Ryan Davis, Joachim Pastor, Rainer Weichhold, Peer Kusiv, Nico Pusch and many more to emphasize their work again with a huge international remixers line-up. Close your eyes, a new world is born with bridging a divide.
“With the remix-album we were able to show not only club-oriented sounds, but also spherical innovations with a fusion of great international artist support.”
Melodic and groovy – that’s the distinguished sound of the two Thuringians from Germany as in 2008 they decided to have a share in the electronic music scene. Their sound features warmth, pressure and especially harmony, on what they emphasize in particular. Their attention to detail is obvious. Recently, they were titled “ministers of melody”. The review about their latest album released in December entitled “Bridge a divide” is a splendid performances of Boss Axis like fireworks of euphoric moments.
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ENTER. announces its return to Ibiza and reveals a tantalizing line-up of guests for the official pre-party, ENTER.Sake, including Disclosure, Luciano, Maya Jane Coles, Jamie Jones, Nina Kraviz, Paco Osuna, Eats Everything, Damian Lazarus and three performances from Richie Hawtin.
RICHIE HAWTIN and his visionary club concept ENTER. are set to return to Ibiza this year, once again taking up a weekly Thursday night residency at the award-winning club Space. Music, Sake and Technology blend seamlessly together at ENTER. to create a club EXPERIENCE like no other.
Last summer heralded the arrival of Ibiza’s first true sake experience bar, ENTER.Sake, an idea first dreamed up by Hawtin in Japan, which came to life in Playa d’en Bossa. Bringing together his love of Japan and Japanese culture coupled with a deep appreciation for the age-old Japanese drink sake, Hawtin created ENTER.Sake to enable guests to experience intimate performances from many of the leading names in electronic music, whilst discovering and indulging in sake, something which soon proved to be one of the main highlights of the season.
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Loopmasters proudly welcome James Rial and Richard Burkinshaw AKA Audiojack to our artist roster with a hot collection of Deep Grooving House samples for producers worldwide looking for Funky, Melodic Deep House inspiration to write their next club classic.
Loopmasters officially launched early in 2003 with the aim of producing flexible sample libraries for producers and musicians who required top quality playing from seasoned professionals to integrate into and inspire their music. From its inception, the company marched in sync with the sudden explosion of popularity of the computer-based DAWs like Steinberg Cubase, Apple Logic, Propellerheads Reason or Ableton Live, to name a few. Loopmasters populated the market of pro-quality sound design and was among the first to release samples from renowned performers, producers and DJs such as Deadmau5, Re-Zone, Coldcut, Full Cycle, Mad Professor, Meat Katie, Santé, Dom Kane, Marshall Jefferson, Steve Mac and many dance music icons. For the past 10 years, Loopmasters have provided customers with the best and cutting edge samples and music software that money can buy… and the beat goes on!..
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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