Shift K3Y’s ‘Entirety’ is deep-seated in 90s dance influence

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Shift K3Y’s ‘Entirety’ is deep-seated in 90s dance influenceShift K3y Entirety 1

Known for his lo-fi, UK garage brand of four-on-floor club fare, London-born Shift K3Y, lesser-known by Lewis Jankel, has again flexed his sonic dexterity with, “Entirety,” released through Sony Music. Part of what makes Jankel such a prolific producer is, indeed, his ability to hit shift, and switch up his style seemingly at will. Earlier in May, he delivered his Bite EP: a dark, bass-brimming, subtly grime-tinged garage house concoction perfectly tailored for its Night Bass housing.

Just a few months later, “Entirety” reintroduces the vibrant, 90s dance floor delivery, characteristic of his earlier tracks, like “Touch.” Above its stuttering percussion and playful bass arrangement, Shift K3Y’s newest offering also features soul-suffused, desirous vocals from fellow Brit, A*M*E, who has worked modestly within the electronic circuit, most notably alongside Duke Dumont and Camelphat. Stream “Entirety” below.

Rakastella ushers in its storied return to Miami with Phase 1 lineup

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Rakastella ushers in its storied return to Miami with Phase 1 lineupRakastella Credit Tasya Menaker

Art and dance music connoisseurs can rejoice in knowing that Innervisions and Life and Death‘s iconic joint event. Rakastella, is returning to its home of Miami during Art Basel on December 8. Hosted on the Virginia key, the event is primed to fulfill it’s title’s mission once more of “making love” by melding together stunning visuals and some of the finest house and techno into an immersive 14-hour show.

As DJ Tennis, Dixon, and Âme are the prime curators behind their labels’ event, the lineup is naturally cutting edge. The aforementioned acts will be headlining, joined by Job Jobse, DJ Harvey, and Red Axes. Apparat will also be making his Miami debut in the form of a DJ set.

Stay tuned as more of the roster is unveiled. In the meantime, purchase tickets here.

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Âme announce new album Dream House, share video featuring Matthew Herbert

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Full disclosure: my initial interest in reporting on what I’m about to report on stemmed from Matthew Herbert’s name attached to it. And yet…one thing led to another, and I have now spent an hour and a half educating myself on the sundry exploits of German DJ & production duo Âme, who will release an LP called Dream House next month via their own imprint Innervisions and have shared a creepy video for their song “The Line” (a song that Matthew Herbert sings on).

Composed of self-proclaimed Chicago house and Detroit techno fanatics Kristian Beyer and Frank Wiedemann, Âme formed in 2001; and since then, the duo have basically checked all of the boxes concerning what an accomplished creative partnership in the world of electronic music should do to stay legit. Besides a steady stream of original releases and remixes straddling the lines between house, techno, and the very German Kosmische music, they have also somehow managed to find the time to start Innervisions (in partnership with Dixon), a brick-and-mortar record store Muting the Noise, a booking agency called Temporary Secretary (which may or may not be handling Paul McCartney’s 2021 all-Africa tour), and a traveling party night: Lost In a Moment. Oh yeah; and they also have Matthew Herbert singing on one of their songs.

Technically their debut full-length album, Dream House is shaping up to be an ambitious, eclectic affair — “an evocative home listening journey enacted after a decade spent crafting dancefloor weapons.” Beyer and Wiedemann have invited an array of guests to make the journey entertaining, including full-on legend Hans-Joachim Roedelius, former Einstürzende Neubauten-collaborator Gudrun Gut, Planningtorock, and guitarist David Lemaitre. Oh wait…did I mention Matthew Herbert?!?

Dream House will be on digital, CD, vinyl, and as a special box set on June 1. Stay tuned for ordering info, and check out the video for “The Line” below:


Dream House tracklisting:

01. The Line Ft Matthew Herbert
02. Queen Of Toys
03. Gerne Ft Gudrun Gut
04. Deadlocked Ft Roedelius
05. Blind Eye Ft Planningtorock
06. Positivland
07. Helliconia
08. Futuro Antico
09. No War
10. Give Me Your Ghost Ft Jens Kuross
11. Oldorado

Tomorrowland tickets are on sale now

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After drumming up excitement over the past few weeks with lineup announcements, general sale tickets for Tomorrowland 2018 are finally on sale.

The iconic Belgian festival added artists like Dua Lipa, Rødhåd b2b Âme, Pan-Pot just days ago, in addition to previous announcements of Alesso, Alison Wonderland, Prydz and many more.

Pre-sale tickets for the iconic Belgian festival sold out rapidly, and general admission tickets are sure to fly off the virtual shelves as well.

Tomorrowland will return to Boom, Belgium July 20–July 22 and July 27-July 29. For tickets and more information, visit the festival’s website.

Tomorrowland announces addition of Dua Lipa, Rødhåd b2b Âme, Pan-Pot, and more to lineup

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As the countdown to festival season continues, Tomorrowland has been gradually releasing the names that will grace the stages of one of the world’s most celebrated festivals. Along with the January announcements that brought on artists like Alesso, Alison Wonderland, Prydz, the Belgian festival has announced the addition of nearly 20 more artists to kick off February.

Tomorrowland 2018 lineup additions:

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Armand van Helden

Bedouin

Curtis Alto

Dua Lipa

Henri PFR

Lil Pump

Nervo

Nora en Pure

Pan-Pot

Rødhåd b2b Âme

Roger Sanchez

Sam Feldt Live

Slushii

Steve Aoki

Sub Zero Project

Todd Terry

Underworld

Tomorrowland will return to Boom, Belgium July 20–July 22 and July 27-July 29. Tickets and travel packages are still available here.

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New London club will open its doors with monstrous 27-hour New Years line-up featuring Âme, Ben Klock, Rødhåd & more

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London is adding a new chapter to its dance music history books with the opening of a new late-night venue over New Years Eve weekend.

E1 London is a former factory that’s been transformed into a vast, world-class music space, simply waiting to host the who’s who in established and emerging talent from the global dance realm.

The new club will be opening on NYE weekend and is boasting a stellar 27-hour lineup in honor of the occasion. E1’s presenting an enticing array of melodic and electronic heavyweights such as Âme, Mano Le Tough, Kiasmos, and Denis Horvat. In the early hours of New Years’ Day, E1 will be moving into a more intense sonic style with the Klockworks boss Ben Klock holding it down, plus a number of fervent sets from Rødhåd, Planetary Assault Systems, and more.

E1 London also promises a state of the art audio experience as it has collaborated with Sound Services Ltd on a new bespoke, integrated Funktion-One sound system for the venue.

 

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Tickets are available here.

H/T: Mixmag

 

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Solomun to debut Solomun+1 tour in America and Mexico featuring Hot Since 82, Âme & more

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Diynamic label boss and global tastemaker Solomun is officially taking his +1 tour to North and South America at the end of this year.

Fresh off another mighty season in Ibiza, Solomun’s bringing his party to the US for the first time this December with shows in Los Angeles, New York, and Miami where he’ll be performing with the likes of Hot Since 82, Âme, and Adriatique, respectively.

After his brief excursion in the US, he’ll head down to Tulum for another + 1 party where he’ll be joined by Tale of Us.

 

 

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Tour Dates:

November 09, Complejo Forja, Cordoba, Argentina
November 10 Metropolitano, Rosaria, Argentina
November 11 Mandarine Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina
November 14, Hush, Sao Paolo, Brazil
November 17, Warung, Itajai, Brazil
November 18, Milk, Florianoplis, Brazil
November 23, Club Hipico, Santiago de Chile
November 24, Royal Centre, Bogota, Colombia
November 25, TBC, Mexico City
December 02, Paaladium/Solomun +1, Los Angeles, USA
December 08, TBC/Solomun +1, New York City, USA
December 09, Space/Solomun +1, Miami, USA
January 05, Uruguay, Punta del Este (UY)
January 06,  Mar del Plata (AR)
January 13, Solomun+1, Tulum (MX)
Tickets are available here.

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UK house duo Tough Love team up with grammy nominated vocalist A*M*E for “Closer To Love”

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London-based duo Tough Love have been rapidly rising through the ranks over the past few years, from winning “Best Single” in the Bass Music Awards in 2015 to being nominated for “Best Breakthrough Act” at the DJ Mag Awards just last year. Their tracks “So Freakin’ Tight” and their housey rework of Ginuwine’s renowned “Pony (Jump on it)” gained major headway in nailing Top 40 radio spots in the UK. They’ve also seen support from dance music tastemakers such as Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 and Danny Howard.

“Closer To Love” may prove to be their biggest hit to date, released off Island Records and teaming up with Grammy Award-nominated recording artist A*M*E, who rose from the ashes of her mother’s burnt down hair salon in Sierra Leone to become one of the most highly-regarded voices in house music. Alex and Stef create a perfect fusion of retro 90’s house and the more recent, upbeat “future house” sound, with feel-good piano riffs and riveting deep synths under A*M*E’s elegant vocals that make for an impeccable club track.

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AIM Electronic Music Festival Launches 2017 Lineup

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For its third installment, AIM Electronic Music Festival is returning to Carillon Park in the municipality of St-André-d’Argenteuil located in the Laurentians [less than an hour away from Montreal] on the dates of July 14, 15, and 16. AIM is unique in its genre among the Quebec festival circuit and especially due its line-up which features

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Listen to the BBC Radio 1’s nominations for 2016’s Essential Mix of the Year

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Earning the right to deliver an Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 is one of the highest honors a DJ can receive.  Among the few accolades that surpass being invited to stand behind the series’ coveted decks is to be deemed the purveyor of the Essential Mix of the Year. In 2015, German techno icon Ben Klock received the esteemed award.

Now, the Essential Mix has released their nominees for the year’s most definitive contributions. 2016 had no dearth of remarkable contributions from prodigious DJs to the series, as is evinced by the five skillful song-weavers who have been nominated for this year’s award: Âme X DixonDusky, Leon Vynehall, Midland, and Recondite.

 Learn more about this year’s EOTY candidates and listen to their nominated mixes below:

Âme X Dixon

Âme, the German duo of Kristian Beyer and Frank Wiedemann, are no strangers to working with Dixon. The partnership have contributed regularly to Dixon’s Innervisions label, and have an eagerly-awaited album slated to be released on the imprint in 2017. Dixon sent techno devotees into a frenzy when he decided to team up with the duo for his third Essential Mix as a continuation of the program’s X series – which sees notable artists, such as Eric Prydz and Jeremy Olander, provide b2b sets. Âme X Dixon was undeniably one of 2016’s most hyped Essential Mixes, and given its abilities to live up to expectations, is deserving of its nomination.

Leon Vynehall

British artist Leon Vynehall provided perhaps one of the most uplifting Essential Mixes of the year, and certainly the most uplifting of 2016’s EMOTY nominees. Over the course of the two hour set, Vynehall melds of house, jazz, funk, and mystifying soundscapes. This selection marks Vynehall’s first Essential Mix.

Recondite

Lorenz Brunner’s abstruse vision of techno astutely justifies his choice to produce and DJ under the Recondite moniker. The German artist has purveyed an array of dark, recondite music for a number of esteemed imprints, including Innervisions and Dystopian. In November, Recondite provided his debut Essential Mix, a dreamily umbral curation which will surely entreat Pete Tong to invite him back to the broadcast.

Midland

British DJ/producer Harry Agius continues the trend of virginal EOTY nominees, following his spellbinding Essential Mix as Midland in late February. Midland’s series contribution is as eclectically-curated as it is carefully-compiled. Over the course of his two-hour mix, Midland impressively succeeds in his career goal to “create a homogeneous sound that people from different musical persuasions can appreciate.”

Dusky

The British duo of Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman, have had a momentous year in 2016. In October, Dusky released their second album, Outer, to great critical reception. In an interview with Dancing Astronaut, Dusky remarked that they came to conceptualize Outer to celebrate and delve into their diverse influences: “…we wanted to express what kind of tastes we were into because we’ve got really eclectic tastes, and wanted to explore different ideas and styles and cover all the bases.” The duo’s November Essential Mix continues this trend, as Dusky astutely “cover all the bases,” drawing from an array of genres to culminate in a mix that is sometimes mellifluous, sometimes harrowing, but always fundamentally danceable.

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