Henke Wermelin and The Nightshift present The New Black is Blue

Henke Wermelin and The Nightshift present The New Black is BlueHENKE 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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CeCe Rogers & Sugarstarr – Right Now

CeCe Rogers & Sugarstarr - Right Now

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.[1] 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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Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds join the EXIT Festival Line Up

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds join the EXIT Festival Line UpThe 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

Marc Houle reveals new band project „La Folie“

Marc Houle reveals new band project "La Folie"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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BOBINA presents SAME DIFFERENCETwo 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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Denis The Menace & Syke’n’Sugarstarr – World In Your Hands (part II)

Denis The Menace & Syke'n'Sugarstarr - World In Your Hands (part II)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!

Cat.-No.: SUB313D
Tracks: Denis The Menace, Syke’n’Sugarstarr
Mixes by: Mikae Weermets, Antranig, Alexey Romeo, Marco Farouk
Releasedate: 2013-05-28
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The legendary Wu Tang Clan will make their first appearance at this years Terraneo Festiva

The legendary Wu Tang Clan will make their first ever appearance at this years Terraneo FestivaThe 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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Guiseppe Ottaviani presents MAGENTA

Guiseppe Ottaviani presents MAGENTAAt 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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David Guetta, Steve Angello, Mark Knight and Tom Staar join EXIT FESTIVAL DANCE ARENA

David Guetta, Steve Angello, Mark Knight and Tom Staar join EXIT FESTIVAL DANCE ARENAEXIT Festival has by far the best dance stage in the world and this year’s line up just got even bigger. The EXIT electronic line up is hotting up with king of the beat David Guetta leading the charge, playing his distinctive sound and game-changing mega hits. Coming to Novi Sad straight from his Ibizan ‘F*ck Me I’m Famous’ residency David Guetta will be staging the mother of all parties combining different influences and some of the most recognizable house tunes ever. Bringing his live show to the Dance Arena, it will be an unforgettable night! If that isn’t enough, three masters of house music Steve Angello, Mark Knight and Tom Staar will also be taking to the decks making this year’s Dance Arena party one to remember. Adding this to the already announced Fatboy Slim, Dubfire, Eric Prydz, Jeff Mills, Pan-Pot, Apollonia and Seth Troxler to name a few, makes this summers EXIT Festival the place to be for electronic music lovers. Casting a spell on both performers and party goers, the legendary Dance Arena continues to attract like minded people from around the world to party hard and dance all night long!

David Guetta is the most famous DJ and producer in the world will be treating the audience with his super hyped-up set offering everything from pumping house beats to mind boggling electro and of course his chart topping tracks made with A list collaborators. David Guetta came a long way from Paris underground scene to magazine covers and red carpet events all thanks to his obsessive urge for constant improvement. Never ending DJ trips and production adventures with the likes of Kelly Rowland, Akon, Madonna, Snoop Dogg, Rihanna and many others made him globally recognizable dance music icon. Hit singles such as „When Love Takes Over“, „Memories“ and „Sweat“ made thousands of hours of radio play worldwide and conquered clubs from Tokyo to Ibiza. With topping prestigious DJ Magazine Top 100 DJ list in 2011, winning two Grammys, MTV Europe Music awards and receiving numerous other recognitions it would seem that there is nothing much left to do for Mr. Guetta. In contrast to that all that is important to him seems to be making people happy: „It doesn’t matter if I make a beat that’s going to be a song on the radio, or if I make a record that’s meant to please DJs, I always just think of making people dance-that’s my first priority.“

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In search of sunrise 11: Las Vegas

In search of sunrise 11: Las VegasGlobetrotting DJ extraordinaire and Master of the Sunrise ceremony, Richard Durand is back to present his fourth instalment of the compilation line MIXMAG called “the greatest trance series of them all”. Having previously tracked daybreaks in South Africa and India, with his 2012 Australian edition he shook up the ‘Sunrise’ system, sharing its mix duties for the first time. In 2013 he’s decided to raise the stakes again. For its eleventh excursion the series sharpens the search-field, moving from country to city, as Richard dusk-till-dawns Las Vegas. He’s recruited Hungary’s finest Myon & Shane 54 to the expedition – collectively they’re about to take old Sin City by storm.

Without missing a beat Richard hits the Vegas’ turntables, dealing ‘See Inside’s pacific-harmonics, courtesy of wunderkind Niko Pavlidis. Harmonizing a lower tempo with cooler atmospherics, the glacial translucence of Silence Groove’s ‘Hanging In The Air’ writes breakbeat code into the mix. The series’ knack of card-marking the hottest new trance producers’ music before the season starts continues… Nu-blood studio hounds like AWD, Joshi, The Flyers and Craving stack ISOS’ pack, delivering a straight flush of Strip-raiding moments. ISOS: 11 counterweights its newcomer talent by hooking in plenty of big whalin’, high roller producers too. Ferry Corsten & Giuseppe Ottaviani, BT, Andain and (naturally) Richard himself strike gold time after time with a hot streak of tracks including ‘Magenta’, ‘You Once Told Me’ and ‘Running On Empty’.      Continue reading In search of sunrise 11: Las Vegas