Adam Beyer and Green Velvet have been seen as tastemakers in the worlds of house and techno for years — each having put out storied releases, touring relentlessly, and managing their own label for over twenty years, it is a big deal when the two come together. Bringing on Drumcode signee Layton Giordani, Beyer and the Relief Records boss have now dropped their collaborative Space Date EP.
The two-piece EP begins with the title track, a collaboration between all three producers. A deep and dirty tech-house track, Green Velvet lays down entrancing vocals as the song swells to a rewarding release. The second track, from just Beyer and Giordani, is a relentless techno tune featuring fast-paced percussion and an overall tough sound. With a powerful team of both old talent and new Adam Beyer and Drumcode continue to show why they are some of the strongest names in the game.
Seismic Dance Event is a new festival hosted by local Austin, Texas promoter RealMusic Events. Known for their house-oriented electronic lineups, Seismic Dance Event seems to the pinnacle of their love for hard beats and dirty grooves.
The “Flash” producer recently met Claude VonStroke at the decks of Drai’s Beach Club in Las Vegas, where the two tech house heavyweights doled out a b2b set that functioned as a clear testament to the city’s status as the entertainment capital of the world. Fans of the DJs can take a trip to “La La Land” via the newly released live video of the set.
The producer’s patriarchal presence in the house and tech scenes began after the release of 2015’s wall-to-wall club track “OKAY.” Since, he has embarked on world tours and worked alongside some of the most prestigious names in his respective genre, including Dirtybird label head, Claude VonStroke and Green Velvet himself, for their collaborative 2017 EP, Fearless.
The four-track extended play, Off To Funk, features two original extended cuts, as well as two coinciding, shortened club mixes. The EP sees Shiba embrace the deeper, classic Chicago style house and tech elements that are so very characteristic of Green Velvet and the Relief imprint. In “Back To Funk,” a deep bass line thumps alongside rattling hi-hats and the repeated sample chop, “Back to funk/Freak the funk.”Comparatively, “Off” proves more melodic, with a colorful, highly texturized synth line alongside a crooning female vocal cut. Coming in with four new, satisfying club-ready house products, Shiba San has found a fitting home away from home on Relief’s roster.
Insomniac added over 25 new artists and 14 events to the fifth annual EDC week in Las Vegas, coinciding with the festival’s 22nd annual installment.
In doing so, the festival welcomes 14 signature party experiences during the week of May 16–23, including the hardstyle focused Basscon Pool Party and two dubstep-fueled Bassrush parties, along with a variety of diverse headliners throughout the week. New programming includes a vast array of parties across the cities hottest nightclubs, including Elephante, Porter Robinson, NGHTMRE, Gryffin, Hot Since 82, Illenium, Yellow Claw, and many more.
Full programming details, more information, and tickets are available here.
Creamfields announced their 2018 lineup and it’s looking to be behemoth year for the Cheshire-based extravaganza. Rich in both depth and considerable breadth, the festival will bring together 300 artists across 30 stages from August 23–26.
Techno don Carl Cox will be making his return to the festival for the first time in over a decade, where numerous other artists will be making an appearance, showcasing the festival’s keen ability to tap into the full spectrum of dance music. From artists like Skream, Kölsch, and The Black Madonna, to The Chainsmokers, Tiësto, and Above & Beyond, Creamfields 21 promises to be an unmissable installment for all dance aficionados.
It’s hard to believe that Claude VonStroke and Green Velvet‘s Get Real collaborative project began as a mere accident. But with their seamlessly integrated sets and similar midwestern backgrounds in mind, the real mystery is why this institution’s inception hadn’t happened earlier on.
Each artist propels their penchant for deep and tech house in the Get Real project. Presently, the two are taking Get Real on a tour of the U.S. Ahead of their performance at Art Basel, which officially kicks off the Get Real tour, VonStroke’s released an exclusive Club Space Miami mix. Surely, the mix is a delightful testament to the mastermind and in the hour-long journey, it’s music that’s plenty easy to get real lost in.
Tracklist: All Night – DJ W!LD – the W label An Evidence of Time – Rodriguez jr. – Claude VonStroke Remix – mobilee Luos Onhcet – Marcos In Dub – snatch! Records Ghosts – Berkson & What – Pokerflat Black Cat – Trevino – Bride Butterflies – Jamie Anderson – Klang Elektronik Mode – Jansons (Richy Ahmed remix) – Four Thirty Two The Right Moves – MANIK (Kim Ann Foxman Remix) – vIVA music The Connection – Tim Baresko & Shiba San – basement Leak Brav – Jagerverb & Danny Daze – Omnidisc Under Pressure – Gene Ferris – Ferris Wheel Love Express – Magit Cacoon – Upon You
Additionally, Porter Robinson‘s technological-utopian alias, Virtual Self, will be making its festival circuit debut. If the festival serves as an indication of what will take place next year, this won’t be the only Virtual Self festival appearance of the year.
2018 is shaping up to be Buku’s most eccentric booking to date, from beloved acts like Migos to MGMT or the dark tunes of REZZ and BlackGummy, the festival is sure to be a must-attend event come next spring.
Buku’s final phase three announcement is set to come after the new year.
Tickets are on sale December 6 at 11 a.m. CT. More information is available here.