Fatboy Slim goes to Croatia

Фатбой Слим, photo: PROn of the greatest living music icons, pioneer of various musical styles and artists that took the big beat into the mainstream. A cheerful chap who attracted quarter of a million people just to hear him mix records at the Brighton beach, recipient of prestigious Ivor Novello Award, 3 Brits and non less than 9 MTV Awards - and most importantly: the greatest party animal in the DJ community.

Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim („Rockafeller Skank“, „Right Here, Right Now“, „Praise You“, „Gangster Trippin'“, „Weapon of Choice“), has also rocked the charts as a member of the Housemartins („Caravan of Love“), Beats International („Dub Be Good To Me“), Freak Power („Turn On, Tune In and Cop out“), under The Mighty Dub Katz („Magic Carpet Ride“) and Pizzaman („Trippin’ on Sunshine“) monikers, and remixed classics such as „Brimful of Asha“ (Cornershop), „I See You Baby“ (Groove Armada), „Body Movin'“ (Beastie Boys), as well as the legendary „Satisfaction“ (the Rolling Stones).

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Fatboy Slim goes to Croatia

Фатбой Слим, photo: PROn of the greatest living music icons, pioneer of various musical styles and artists that took the big beat into the mainstream. A cheerful chap who attracted quarter of a million people just to hear him mix records at the Brighton beach, recipient of prestigious Ivor Novello Award, 3 Brits and non less than 9 MTV Awards - and most importantly: the greatest party animal in the DJ community.

Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim („Rockafeller Skank“, „Right Here, Right Now“, „Praise You“, „Gangster Trippin'“, „Weapon of Choice“), has also rocked the charts as a member of the Housemartins („Caravan of Love“), Beats International („Dub Be Good To Me“), Freak Power („Turn On, Tune In and Cop out“), under The Mighty Dub Katz („Magic Carpet Ride“) and Pizzaman („Trippin’ on Sunshine“) monikers, and remixed classics such as „Brimful of Asha“ (Cornershop), „I See You Baby“ (Groove Armada), „Body Movin'“ (Beastie Boys), as well as the legendary „Satisfaction“ (the Rolling Stones).

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Royal Blood, Jungle and MØ are popular festvial acts in 2014

Royal Blood, photo: PRAs an important platform for promoting new European artists Eurosonic Noorderslag is proud to reveal which acts have gained the most festival bookings as part of their European Talent Exchange Program.

In ETEP (European Talent Exchange Program) there are 270 confirmed shows by 91 artists from 19 different European countries. In CEETEP (Central Eastern European Exchange Program) there are 10 confirmed shows by 9 artists from 8 different European countries.

ETEP Results: Top-scoring countries / top scoring act:
1. UK, 17 artists, Royal Blood, Jungle – Watch Royal Blood live session at Eurosonic Noorderslag here [http://www.npo.nl/specials/3-on-stage-eurosonic-noorderslag/WO_NPO_467194]

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Royal Blood, Jungle and MØ are popular festvial acts in 2014

Royal Blood, photo: PRAs an important platform for promoting new European artists Eurosonic Noorderslag is proud to reveal which acts have gained the most festival bookings as part of their European Talent Exchange Program.

In ETEP (European Talent Exchange Program) there are 270 confirmed shows by 91 artists from 19 different European countries. In CEETEP (Central Eastern European Exchange Program) there are 10 confirmed shows by 9 artists from 8 different European countries.

ETEP Results: Top-scoring countries / top scoring act:
1. UK, 17 artists, Royal Blood, Jungle – Watch Royal Blood live session at Eurosonic Noorderslag here [http://www.npo.nl/specials/3-on-stage-eurosonic-noorderslag/WO_NPO_467194]

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Natasha Watts with an uplifting, soulful house groove titled ‘Fabulous’

Fledgling London label Rival Beat Records continue to ramp up momentum, revealing their new collaboration from Beat Rivals and UK Soul Natasha Watts, with an uplifting, soulful house groove titled ‘Fabulous’. Beat Rivals (aka Soulshy and Krazy K) each provide their own takes, with Soulshy delivering a classy soulful affair, laced with warm piano vibes, jazzy brass stabs and a funky bassline, whilst production partner Krazy K turns out a cool, percussive deep edged groove with a popping bassline. Both fans of live music, Beat Rivals turn out a sublime ‘Live Groove’, armed with a powerful deep bass hook, which also sees the appearance of Soulshy’s new drum kit, before they turn up the dance floor pressure with a 90’s flavoured ‘Uptempo Groove’.

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Natasha Watts with an uplifting, soulful house groove titled ‘Fabulous’

Fledgling London label Rival Beat Records continue to ramp up momentum, revealing their new collaboration from Beat Rivals and UK Soul Natasha Watts, with an uplifting, soulful house groove titled ‘Fabulous’. Beat Rivals (aka Soulshy and Krazy K) each provide their own takes, with Soulshy delivering a classy soulful affair, laced with warm piano vibes, jazzy brass stabs and a funky bassline, whilst production partner Krazy K turns out a cool, percussive deep edged groove with a popping bassline. Both fans of live music, Beat Rivals turn out a sublime ‘Live Groove’, armed with a powerful deep bass hook, which also sees the appearance of Soulshy’s new drum kit, before they turn up the dance floor pressure with a 90’s flavoured ‘Uptempo Groove’.

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The Garden Festival begins

Garden Festival, credit: Tim ErtlWith just under a month to go until The Garden Festival begins, some final guests have been added to the 9th edition of Croatia’s founding music festival, nestled on the beautiful Dalmatian coastline in Tisno.

First up, Garden favourite Theo Parrish will make a welcome return to the festival and this time he is not alone with Teddy’s Get Down, playing a live set with full band for the first time in 10 years. He is bringing a brilliant quartet of support around him for his new show, featuring Amp Fiddler on keys, Akwasi Mensah on bass, Duminie DePorres on electric guitar and ex-Electric Wire Hustle member Myele Manzanza.

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The Garden Festival begins

Garden Festival, credit: Tim ErtlWith just under a month to go until The Garden Festival begins, some final guests have been added to the 9th edition of Croatia’s founding music festival, nestled on the beautiful Dalmatian coastline in Tisno.

First up, Garden favourite Theo Parrish will make a welcome return to the festival and this time he is not alone with Teddy’s Get Down, playing a live set with full band for the first time in 10 years. He is bringing a brilliant quartet of support around him for his new show, featuring Amp Fiddler on keys, Akwasi Mensah on bass, Duminie DePorres on electric guitar and ex-Electric Wire Hustle member Myele Manzanza.

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Jean-Michel Jarre to be interviewed at ADE by Armin van Buuren

Jean Michel Jarre, photo: Billboard.comThe Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world’s leading event for electronic music, is delighted to welcome French electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre to its 19th edition (15 to 19 October). Jarre will be interviewed by one of the most successful Dutch DJ’s and producers, Armin van Buuren.

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Jean-Michel Jarre to be interviewed at ADE by Armin van Buuren

Jean Michel Jarre, photo: Billboard.comThe Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world’s leading event for electronic music, is delighted to welcome French electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre to its 19th edition (15 to 19 October). Jarre will be interviewed by one of the most successful Dutch DJ’s and producers, Armin van Buuren.

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