International radio festival looks to India

International radio festival looks to IndiaAfter the success of the inaugural Sound of India contest, the International Radio Festival is again teaming up with & Mixcloud to find the Indian FM Radio Show of 2013. The contest invites all Indian FM radio stations to submit their best music radio show with the winning station having the opportunity to showcase their music radio show at this year’s IRF in Zurich from 4 – 8 September, broadcasting their programme live back to India!

„Radio in India offers incredibly exciting programming, as proved by last year’s winner Malishka at Red FM. The festival absolutely looks forward to another 2hrs radio show from India, offering all those tuned in to ‘Listen to how the World Sounds’.“ Says IRF festival co-founder Darryl von Daniken.

Last year’s competition received over 100 entries from 70 private and public FM radio stations. Red FM’s RJ Malishka, host of the station’s Breakfast show ‘Morning No 1′ emerged as the winner and won herself and show producer Naheed Jumani the unique opportunity to broadcast a special edition of her show live from the IRF in Zurich.

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Tortured Soul present ‘Can’t Keep Rhythm From A Dancer’ (ft. Miguel Migs mixes)

Tortured Soul  present ‘Can’t Keep Rhythm From A Dancer’ (ft. Miguel Migs mixes)Dome Records reveal the long awaited new single from the world’s leading soulful house trio, Tortured Soul. ‘Can’t Keep Rhythm From A Dancer’ has a certain familiar feel to it, sporting all those shimmering essential Tortured Soul credentials and is impossible not to sing along to it! Also featured on the package are some tasty mixes from San Fran’s Miguel Migs who adds a deep, Nu Disco/boogie vibe to the song. The boys are back in town!..

‘Can’t Keep Rhythm For A Dancer’ will also be included on the new ‘Soul Lounge 10’ 3CD package for release in August on Dome Records.

The Brooklyn-based band – lead singer, drummer and songwriter Christian Urich, keyboard player Ethan White and bassist Jordan Scannella – are gearing up for their third album, for release in the Autumn. For over a decade the band have been playing their “retro disco meets soulful house” fusion on dance-floors around the world.  

Drummer/vocalist John-Christian Urich (Cooly’s Hot Box) bassist JKriv and keyboardist Ethan White (dunnEasy) have astounded audiences around the world with their performances. they’ve played top clubs such as Fabric, Cargo, and the Jazz Cafe  in London to 15,000-plus crowds at the Montreal Jazz Festival, headlining Southport Weekender and have also appeared at the Big Chill festival, while their recorded oeuvre pushes the genre boundaries of soul, dance, and pop.

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‘Step Up’ by Jamie Lewis feat. Michelle Weekss

‘Step Up’ by Jamie Lewis feat. Michelle Weekss After 9 years since they unleashed their anthemic ‘Be Thankful’, the mighty musical duo that are Jamie Lewis & Michelle Weeks reunite once again for a stunning new single collaboration titled ‘Step Up‘ on Purple Music! Featuring all the essential Jamie Lewis signature sounds:- a hefty bumpin’ bass groove, quirky synth hooks, grooving beats and a little wink to uncle disco, ‘Step Up’ is a hot slice of powerhouse which carries a positive uplifting message, beautifully delivered by Michelle. ‘Step Up’ hails a welcome return of 2 old friends who know exactly how to ignite our dance-floors with their soulful magic…

After 25 successful years in the business Jamie Lewis is recognized worldwide as one of the pioneers of house music and one of the scenes premier House DJ’s. Jamie Lewis first appeared on the Swiss club scene in 1985, spinning classic disco and funk before getting wrapped up in the late-’80s birth of house, becoming one of the European scene’s major players. In 1987 he opened his own record shop (Dee Jay Service in Winterhur, Switzerland), which became a mainstay of the Swiss DJ scene for 17 years! Already a major player in shaping house music’s future via his club presence, Lewis stepped in to the recording world in 1992, releasing his debut with the Italian UMM label, his sophomore release emerging two years later on the Canadian(John Acquaviva) Definitive Records.

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Trance Nation mixed by Lange

Trance Nation mixed by LangeIn summertime-honoured tradition, high-season 2013 sees Dance Heavyweights, Ministry of Sound, welcome scene-wide legend and genre-founding father Lange to the mix of the acclaimed Trance Nation series. Joining its esteemed comp-mixing DJ legion (which to-date has included luminaries such as Above & Beyond, Ferry Corsten, Cosmic Gate, Andy Moor and Rank 1), Lange’s mixes deliver a new high for Trance Nation. Drawing on more than a decade’s knowledge of ahead-of-the-curve sounds & styles, catalysed by exacting drops and epic lifts, Lange brings his inimitable take on the genre to two sun-summoning Trance Nation mixes. Characterizing the lifeblood of trance in 2013, it sees Lange innately compile and harmonically mix music from across its broad stylistic range. Featuring music from Ferry Corsten, Arty, Cosmic Gate, Andy Moor, Orjan Nilsen, Bobina, Shogun and a host of others, it also includes 5 massive exclusives, hot from the desk of Lange’s own studio and Lange Recordings label.   

On his Trance Nation compilation, Lange said: “It’s an honour to have been invited to mix this album. For over a decade the Ministry of Sound Trance Nation series has become legendary, a snapshot of our ever-evolving scene, and I follow in the footsteps of some of it’s most respected artists”

The first mix embarks in Med-trance waters, with the vocal gleam & shimmer of Yahel & Liya’s ‘I Dive’, Passenger 75’s halcyon ‘Contact’ and Kyau & Albert with Stoneface & Terminal’s ‘We Own The Night’ – all wowing the opening minutes. Conscripting filmic strings, vibrant drums and dreamscape harmonics, they form the gateway to an on-rush of big game/big name studio-ware.

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Melt!Festival reveals more acts and running schedule

Melt!Festival reveals more acts and running scheduleAs the weekend approaches, Melt! Festival reveals more new acts including Charli XCX, Blue Hawaii and Modeselektor/Diamond Version Soundsystem. With just 4 weeks to go until Melt! Festival returns home to the City Of Iron in Ferropolis we can finally reveal the running order along with yet more new acts for the 2013 edition, which takes place from 19 – 21 July. 

Montreal-based duo Blue Hawaii will bring spherical synth pop and intricate beat arrangements to the City of Iron on Friday, performing songs from their debut album ‘Untogether’. Then on Saturday, we’re in for an exclusive world premiere at Melt! when Modeselektor/Diamond Version Soundsystem will conquer the stage as the two acts get behind the DJ booth together for the first time ever.

Charli XCX will arrive in Ferropolis on Sunday to perform her debut album ‘True Romance’. The London-based singer/songwriter has penned hits like ‘You’re The One’, a regular on the international club circuit, and Icona Pop’s uberhit, ‘I Love It’. We can’t wait to see what she has in store for the Melt! Festival crowd. Also confirmed is Munich-based band Claire, performing magical electro pop tunes from their EP ‘The Empire’ and Young Rebel Set from Northern England, bringing a touch of indie-folk tunes to the industrial Melt! backdrop.

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5Pin Media: Deep Progressive House

5Pin Media: Deep Progressive HouseSit back, close your eyes and prepare to excite your aural sensors with 5Pin Media’s Deep Progressive House featuring the production mastery of Adam Shaw.Yes, you heard right! The Adam Shaw who in 2007 brought to the attention of John Digweed, Josh Wink, Dubfire, Deadmau5, Nic Fanciulli and Mark Knight a certain anonymous track titled „How Pretentious“. Soon after Deadmau5 approached him to remix his single „Alone With You“ which saw major support from Pete Tong, Sasha and Laurent Garnier. Roll on to present day and Adam has trailblazed his way into being one of the most prolific and successful House producers currently walking the planet with releases on CR2, Mau5trap, Toolroom and Lowbit to name but a few and enough top flight remixes to flatten a bus.

On DPH 5Pin and Adam have set out to create a flexible and versatile set of sounds that will appeal to discerning producers of all styles of House looking for a „Deep“ vibe. Whether it be Progressive, Tech or Deep House with loops divided amongst 122,125 and 128bpm’s, with both dry and effected versions on offer, the emphasis is on ongoing usability. Even the drum loops have been broken down into their respective components for ease and flexibility of use when composing. Deep Progressive House features 292 MIDI files split between 40 bass, 60 musical and 92 drum grooves. All of the MIDI files are clearly labelled with musical part and key information for quick and easy recognition to use with the included Patches and Drum Kits or any third party MIDI compatible sound source.

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Dream Vocals presented by Loopmasters

Dream Vocals presented by LoopmastersYou can never have enough Vocal samples right? Well Loopmasters have a treat for you this week as we proudly present Dream Vocals, an exciting new collection of Vocal Acapella’s and Phrases with lashings of Atmospheric Fx, Big Lush Harmonies and Hooks aplenty!

Written, Recorded and Produced exclusively for Loopmasters by George Baldwin this incredible pack offers bite size Vocal Acapella kits for any producer looking to add unique Vocal textures to the mix. The collection comes with 28 separate Vocal ideas each with separate stems of Harmonies, Backing and Full mixes. Each of the 28 Vocal Kits come pre treated with high end outboard equipment and top end plugins ensuring they will cut through a mix with ease, enhancing any productions they are dropped into from House to Hip Hop and Electro to Dubstep. This diverse collection of Vocal Phrases is recorded in tempos from 90 to 140Bpm at 24Bit 44.1 KHz with arrangements ranging from Huge Harmonic Atmospheres, short Catchy Hooks and Powerful Chord Progressions ready to chop, remix and glitch to your requirements. In Detail Expect to find Over 900Mb, 104 Loops in 28 Vocal Phrase Kits with separate stems and full bounced versions for maximum flexibility and 104 Rex2 files.

If you are looking for some serious Choral inspiration then look no further as Loopmasters drops this incredible palette of stunning Vocal FX and Hooks, so check out the demos and sample Dream Vocals TODAY!

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Richie Hawtin reveals complete line-ups for Enter.

Richie Hawtin reveals complete line-ups for Enter.RICHIE HAWTIN returns for year two of his weekly concept at Space!  ENTER. takes over entire club, 5 rooms all musically curated by Richie Hawtin, PACO OSUNA, MAYA JANE COLES, NINA KRAVIZ all new ENTER. residents! SVEN VÄTH, LUCIANO, LOCO DICE, JAMIE JONES perform at ENTER. and continue Hawtin’s bridge-building swaps with their respective residencies. GRIMES returns to ENTER. for an exclusive DJ set at ENTER.Air (Aug 15).

New room introduced, ENTER.Mind showcasing deeper experimental Techno featuring ANDY STOTT, RECONDITE, MILES WHITTAKER, TM404. ENTER.Sake – larger room, residents HITO & BELLA SARRIS. Extension of last year’s favourite “DOT” sake into a family of three dots: Black, Silver & Gold.

  • ENTER.Radio – three shows, four hours, weekly, with IBIZA GLOBAL RADIO
  • ENTER. fashion range – ‘Chronicles of Never for Minus’ capsule collection
  • €10 entry with a black DOT somewhere on your body before 10pm!

In 2012, RICHIE HAWTIN revolutionised the clubbing landscape in Ibiza, with the introduction of his visionary ENTER. experience. Bringing together his love of music, technology, Japanese sake, art, entertainment and design, Hawtin led the way with innovative, forward-thinking technology and brought the island into a new phase, transcending club politics to invite long-time friends and collaborators from rival clubs to perform at ENTER. as well as introducing new faces and cutting edge talent each and every week. This year ENTER. returns with another spectacular line-up that is guaranteed to delight and surprise in equal measure, with Hawtin curating five rooms built on the principles of music, sake, technology and experience.  

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B’ESTFEST summer camp gearing up for seventh edition in 2013

B'ESTFEST summer camp gearing up for seventh edition in 2013B’ESTFEST Summer Camp gears up for their lucky number 7 edition with over 75 artists on 7 stages and arenas including;  Nas, Texas, Chase & Status live, The Heavy, Enter Shikari, Nneka, Biohazard, Noisia, Tiamat, joker, Soilwork, Friction.

Taking place from 5 – 7 of July, on the shores of Pasarea Lake, Tunari village, on the outskirts of Bucharest, the capital city of Romania, B’ESTFEST Summer Camp is the perfect destination to mix a festival holiday with a city break in Dracula country!

B’ESTFEST Summer Camp is the ideal festival choice for people who like traveling, love crazy parties, look to discover new places and meet new people, but still want to keep some money in their pocket at the end of the summer: there are low cost flights from allover Europe, camping or hotel accommodation is affordable, the beer is around 1 pound/1.35 EUR and a three-day festival pass is just 30 Euros for you and a friend!

Just 10 minutes drive from the airport, B’ESTFEST Summer Camp serves up three days of live performances, crazy parties, extra activities and fun in the sun! The festival includes 2 large stages and one arena covering rock, indie and electronic music with numerous smaller stages, entertainment areas, bars & terraces featuring live shows, DJ sets, unconventional art exhibitions, creative workshops, relaxation spaces, games and hand-made fashion-fairs.  There is also a generous camping space and a large food court, with a variety of food including traditional restaurants, serving the most delicious Romanian dishes ever!

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Roland Clark feat. Dawn McClain present „7th Wonder“

Roland Clark feat. Dawn McClain present "7th Wonder"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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