Bestfest Summer Camp 2013 Breaks All Records

Bestfest Summer Camp 2013 Breaks All RecordsThe curtain has fallen over the 7th edition of B’ESTFEST Summer Camp 2013 after an amazing weekend that gathered over 60,000 people during the 3 days of the festival establishing a new audience record for the event. The second day of the festival, headlined by Grammy nominee Nas, was the busiest day in the history of B’ESTFEST!

From 5th-7th of July, the green field of B’ESTFEST Park on the outskirts of Bucharest was the place to be for tens of thousands of fans who wanted to party up with friends, see some great live performances, enjoy the cold beer & good food! With a line-up built up as an exciting journey through a wide range of musical genres, and a festival set-up looking like a fun village next to a willowy lake, with numerous side attractions, B’ESTFEST kept everybody busy partying for three days and nights!

B’ESTFEST Summer Camp included 2 large stages and one arena, plus 3 other smaller stages & tents, with the main stage featuring international names such as Nas (US), Texas (UK), Chase & Status live (UK), The Heavy (UK), Enter Shikari (UK) and Nneka (NG/DE), alongside Biohazard (US), Tiamat (SE) and Soilwork (SE) on the second stage and the bass music dutch kings Noisia, together with UK’s finest Friction and Joker in the dance arena. Also, not to be missed were the reggae & dancehall rhythms of the Blazing Vibez stage or the chill-out, house & IDM beats of the Groove On Stage, the Silent Discotheque arena and the unplugged tent.

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The A-Z of Kazantip Republic: full line-up and running order revealed!The A-Z of Kazantip Republic: full line-up and running order revealed!

The A-Z of Kazantip Republic: full line-up and running order revealed!The A-Z of Kazantip Republic: full line-up and running order revealed!The 21st edition of KaZantip Republic will take place from 31 July – 14 August 2013, welcoming thousands upon thousands of ‘Z-citizens’ along with the greatest musicians, DJs and tastemakers of the global electronic music scene. It’s not easy to describe KaZantip Republic to someone who has never visited, so before the event begins we’ve compiled a handy a-Z to piece the puzzle together as we reveal the complete line-up for 2013. 

The official opening ceremony of KaZantip Republic ‘Apotheosiz #1’ takes place on Saturday 3 August with guest artists including Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, The Martinez Brothers, Moderat and Booka Shade

Electronic music is the beating heart of the KaZantip Republic. From house to techno, drum & bass to breaks, there’s something to please even the most discerning music lover. 

This year the Croissant stage (incidentally shaped like a Croissant) will play host to a Flying Circus Showcase with Audiofly, dOP, Blond:ish and Tiefschwarz, Apollonia with Dyed Soundorom, Shonky and Dan Ghenacia and Circo Loco with Ellen Allien, Davide Squillace, Matthias Tanzmann and The Martinez Brothers.  

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Ricky Galliano feat. Fatman Scoop present ‘Pump The World’ (ft. Jamie Lewis & Antony Fennel Mixes)

Ricky Galliano feat. Fatman Scoop present ‘Pump The World’ (ft. Jamie Lewis & Antony Fennel Mixes)‘Pump The World’ marks the birth of Purple Music’s exciting new sister dance label, Week’N’Dance! Firing all cylinders, Week’N’Dance make a grand entrance with 2 giant talents of the electronic dance music world – Swiss producer Ricky Galliano and Grammy Award winning US vocalist Fatman Scoop. ‘Pump The World’ is charged with positive party energy and a catchy vocal hook that’s armed with a message calling for Joy and unity throughout the world. The package also features a version from Italian producer Antony Fennel, who delivers a monstrous slice of peak time dancefloor action, pulsing with exhillarating breakdowns. Purple Music boss Jamie Lewis, whips up a powerful electro disco storm with sexy ‘Moroderesque’ style synths and grooving beats as Fatman beckons us all to “PUUUUMP IT UUUUP!!!” 

Ricky Galliano and his producer David Roy thought about the perfect video for ‘Pump the World’, with their goal to involve high level personality Mr David Ebner –  the effects director of many successful films like including ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’, ‘Avatar’, ‘Sin City’ and ‘Alice In Wonderland’. David Ebner accepted their offer and has created a real gift to the song thanks to his amazing talents, directing the whole video!

Ricky Galliano discovered his passion for music at the early age of 6 when he attended song school participating in several shows. In 1994, he heard a trance song for the first time, ‘Nuclear Sun’, that inspired him to start writing music himself and also began to discover luminaries such as Masters At Work, Dj Spen, Erick Morillo, Roger Sanchez, David Morales, among others.

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One week to EXIT 2013

One week to EXIT 2013The excitement is building after the festival’s 14th birthday party brought the main square of Novi Sad to stand still as CeeLo Green performed to 30,000 people. With only a week to go, festival goers will have 5 days of music, fun and sun to look forward to from 10th – 14th July 2013. Taking place in the magical Petrovaradin Fortress overlooking the river Danube, EXIT continues to deliver the most adventurous and value for money festival experience, with a diverse and cutting edge line up, cheap food and drink onsite and over 600 artists, performing on 20 stages connected by cobbled streets, ramparts and tunnels.  Continue reading One week to EXIT 2013

ENTER. partners with RESIDENT ADVISOR for weekly live streams.

ENTER. partners with RESIDENT ADVISOR for weekly live streams.ENTER. returns to Space in Ibiza this Thursday night with a spectacular opening line-up, heralding the beginnings of season 2 of ENTER. Richie Hawtin invites you to ‘take the next step’, in what promises to be the biggest night of the summer so far.

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In an exciting new development for 2013, Resident Advisor will stream live from ENTER. each and every week, powered by LiveBeats. The weekly video stream is RA’s first ever Live Streaming partnership, and one that will showcase Richie Hawtin’s club concept in Ibiza to a truly global audience of electronic music fans. For the opening party on Thursday 04 July, the live video stream will begin at 2230hrs as Richie Hawtin sets the tone for the night ahead with a special early set at ENTER.Sake, before the action moves to the main room at midnight with performances from Paco Osuna and Gaiser (Live) before Hawtin steps up for a second performance, taking the party through to close.

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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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