Watch the sunset with Franky Rizardo’s remix of Tinush’s ‘Struggle’

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Watch the sunset with Franky Rizardo's remix of Tinush's 'Struggle'

Dutch DJ Franky Rizardo provides the perfect summer house vibes on his remix of “Struggle” by Berlin-based producer Tinush. This is the first of four official remixes on the Sydney imprint Astrx, receiving early support from Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1. Rizardo has a history of reworking some powerful hits, including Marian Hill‘s “Down” and Camelphat & Elderbrooks’ “Cola.”

This sunset mix includes subtle beats, light piano riffs, and a feel-good vocal sample, all the inner-workings of some perfect background music for those twilight moments. Keep an eye out for remixes by fellow Aussie artists Hawksburn (July 6) and Kormak (July 13).

Stream/download the remix from Beatport here or stream below. Intriguingly, Rizardo has a second remix of “Struggle” — an acidic take — set for release June 29.

Relive Camelphat’s impressive Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1

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British DJ/producer duo CamelPhat are a creative match made in heaven for deep house enthusiasts. When the long-running duo of Dave Whelan and Mike Di Scala met while indulging their shared youthful obsession over vinyl at Liverpool’s 3B Records, little did the pair know that a Grammy nod was in the cards for their rare pop crossover club hit, “Cola” — which has now gone platinum after dominating the charts in 2017.

Following their b2b set with Solardo at EDC Las Vegas recently, the duo now brings their impressive BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix to fans for repeated listening pleasure. The two-hour mix stands as a testimony to Camelphat’s expert curation and penchant for vibrant house music, as the duo moves through Adriatique‘s “Voices From The Dawn,” Catz ‘N Dogz‘s remix of Claptone‘s “Under The Moon,” and, of course, a handful of their own singles in “Dopamine Machine” and “The Solution.”

View the official tracklist here.

Peggy Gou makes dynamic Essential Mix debut

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Berlin-based Korean DJ Peggy Gou wanted to the be the first female Korean DJ to play Berghain. Now, having more than exceeded her goal, Gou’s become the first female Korean DJ to play BBC Radio 1‘s Essential Mix, and she’s not showing any signs of stalling her meteoric rise to stardom anytime soon.

A dynamic testament to her compelling curation and outpouring love for music, Gou moves from Arthur Russel’s “See-Through,” South Korean composer Yoon Sang’s “The Dawn,” and J Dilla’s “U and Ur Smile” with ease. If possessing cool and collected poise were a contest, Gou would indisputably win every time, and her Essential Mix may as well serve as the perpetual soundtrack.

Listen to Peggy Gou’s debut Essential Mix here

 

Premiere: Yotto – Chemicals

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Yotto, real name Otto Yliperttula, continues to build on his impressive list of achievements.

He’s made a return to Joris Voorn’s Green imprint to release the double A-side Chemicals / Second Life EP.  Though the artist debuted on Green last year with “Marisa” — named an Essential New Tune on BBC Radio 1 by the emotive dance virtuoso Kölsch — he continues to demonstrate his bona fide ascension. As “Chemicals” traverses texturized soundscapes, its melodic expansiveness takes on a life of its own, where rousing oscillations flourish like the swelling ripples of the ocean’s morning tide.

Though listeners of Yotto’s Essential Mix may recognize the number from the mix, “Chemicals’” tenacious melodic riffs and propulsive grooves ultimately leave them with no choice but to press “repeat.”

Undeniably, “Chemicals’” intoxicating affect washes over listeners, but as Yotto’s discernable big room kick drums and billowing synths become a defining feature of his art, it’s tracks like these that’ll ensure Yotto leaves an impact throughout the new year and beyond.

Chemicals / Second Life is out via Green March 2. Pre-order a copy here.

Watch Dua Lipa, Charli XCX, Alma, and MØ perform ‘IDGAF’ in BBC’s Radio 1 Live Lounge

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Claptone delivers dulcet ‘Final Credits’ on Pete Tong’s latest BBC Radio 1 broadcast [Stream]

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“Save the best for last” would be an apt expression when related to Pete Tong’s February 16 BBC Radio 1 broadcast. Tong’s episode brought a host of exclusive new releases straight to the speakers of streamers worldwide, spotlighting the latest singles from Dirty South, Sasha, Boys Noize, Offiah, CamelPhat, and more.

While the engrossing quality of Tong’s mix can be attributed to the profusion of new music that Tong masterfully blends to craft a galvanizing brand of house music infused with the energy of the weekend, the vivacity of the broadcast’s verve is also due in part to the broadcast’s special guest, Claptone.

On “Final Credits” duties for the evening, Claptone innervates listeners of Tong’s BBC Radio 1 broadcast in the show’s final minutes, selecting a series of enervating, mellifluous house records to characterize his “Final Credits” feature.

Touting the impending release of his second album, FANTAST, in June, Claptone states “I keep on touring, touring, touring, touring, I will be in your city, I promise” at the show’s end, foreshadowing a lively touring schedule to soon accompany the album’s release.

Pete Tong’s February 16 BBC Radio 1 broadcast can be streamed, here.

Virtual Self unveils diverse minimix for Annie Mac

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Porter Robinson‘s elusive new alter ego, Virtual Self,  has been the subject of meticulous speculation since its inception in late 2017. Exponentially more fans will soon become acquainted, as Robinson is set to take his new project to major festivals such as Buku, Ultra, Bonnaroo and EDC this year.

Now, Virtual Self has returned with an enthralling 5 minute minimix on Annie Mac‘s BBC Radio 1 broadcast. Thirteen tracks deep, the mix moves in and out of tracks faster than listeners can blink. Whether its the inclusion of Burial‘s seminal “Temple Sleeper,” Pryda‘s progressive house tune “Stay With Me,” or Virtual Self’s own “Ghost Voices,” the mix effectively hits on a diverse soundscape nearly
effortlessly.

TRACKLIST: Pryda – Stay With Me

Virtual Self – Ghost Voices

KLANKEN – Vijf – Dee Wee

Push – Strange World (2000 Remake) – Bonzai

Enjoii – Let U Go – Liquid Ritual

Ayla – Ayla Part. II (Taucher Remix)

Utada Hikaru – Simple & Clean (PlanitB Remix)

Three Drives On A Vinyl – Greece 2000 – Hooj Choons

Hybrid – Finished Symphony – Distinctive Records

Tenth Planet – Ghosts (Vincent de Moor Remix) – Northern Exposure

Ian Van Dahl – Castles in the Sky – NuLife Recordings

Burial – Temple Sleeper – Keysound Recordings

Virtual Self – A.I.ngel (Become God) – Virtual Self

Groove & love are at a high in The Black Madonna’s second BBC Radio 1 residency installment

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The Black Madonna — or as many know her, “the riot girrrl” of dance music — has dropped by the BBC Radio 1 decks and served up her second residency installment.

In just over an hour Marea Stamper delights in a beautiful amalgamation of funk, disco, soul, electro, and Italo.

Stamper’s in excellent form behind the decks, hinting at an absolute airway domination till the month of June. She’s piquing the interest of listeners in the sublime worlds of disco, funk, and more with a sweet and subtle educational gospel of love and appreciation for each genre’s respective pioneers.

She delves right into the funk as she drops off Masterstroke’s “Speak the Truth” and then invites listeners to join her on the global express where she moves to the late and great Nigerian William Onyeabor’s African dance classic “Better Change Your Mind.”

Before Stamper leaves the mix, she leaves listeners with the latest selection of her “History of the World” installment, where she pays homage to MFSB, or Mother Father Sister Brother and their monumental work of art “Love Is The Message.” It’s a tune that “transcends every other dance record ever made,” Stamper says.

“This record has been a hymn, a rabbit hole, and the key which unlocked a lifelong love of disco and I’m not alone. Few records have been sliced and diced by as many sample warriors or have exerted as much influence as this next one.”

She continues, “Love Is the Message transcends not only the sound of Philadelphia, but for my money, virtually every other dance record ever made. Its towering movements, bringing strings, and keys, and more to the front defines and surpasses the word iconic.”

The Black Madonna will continue to grace the BBC Radio 1 airways with crate classics through the month of June.

Listen to The Black Madonna’s second BBC Radio 1 residency installment here

Tracklist:

Paul Woolford- Son
Masterstroke- Speak The Truth
William Onyeabor- Better Change Your Mind
Herbert- Something Isn’t Right
Arp Frique- Nos Magia
Mallek Mohamed- Rouhi Ya Hafida
Homegrown Syndrome- Confrontation
Sylvester- Dance (Disco Heat)
Superprince- Start Again
Hi-Voltage- Lets Get Horney (Joey Negro Remix)
Randy Muller- Beautiful Feelin’
Chewy Rubs- Disco Chicago
Skream- An Ode To Mr. Smith
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James Blake gets experimental on first track in two years, ‘If The Car Besides You Moves Ahead’

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James Blake officially began his BBC Radio 1 Residency and ended his debut show by sharing a brand new track.

“If The Car Beside You Moves Ahead” is Blake’s first solo track in two years. An avant-garde shift into sonic oblivion, proving Blake’s undoubtedly at new experimental height. The track’s accompanied by a gorgeous new video directed by Alex Brown which is equally as experimental.

Blake is preparing to head out on the road to support Kendrick Lamar in the UK. His last album, The Colour of Anything, was released in 2016.

5 & A Dime returns with new single ‘Flying High’

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5 & A Dime quickly turned heads back in 2013, as he hit the road with Steve Aoki & Kendrick Lamar, to say nothing of the support the producer received from top radio platforms like Tiesto‘s Club Life and BBC Radio 1.

The Philly native makes his 2018 debut with “Flying High,” which features Yashar Gasanov on vocals. The track is a bit more chill than his typical hard-hitting bass, with groovy, mid-tempo synths and a refreshing bass-line.

With a curveball to start the new year, fans should keep an eye on his output as the producer is currently working on a groundbreaking, modernized live performance project.