Carl Cox dives into three different genres with ‘This Is Our Time’ [Stream]

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Carl Cox dives into three different genres with ‘This Is Our Time’ [Stream]Carl Co Medium

Carl is king.

For over 30 years Carl Cox has defined what it means to be a club DJ. His unmatched versatility and animated antics behind the decks have made him a living legend. One set will be raw techno. The next tinged with drum ‘n’ bass. It’s impossible to predict what he is going to deliver, and his latest release is a testament to this fact.

The ‘This Is Our Time’ EP, landing via Filth on Acid, consists of three distinct versions of the title track, each with its own unique identity. By working with Christopher Coe and Reinier Zonneveld, Cox was able to flesh out the differences between each, all while keeping them focused around the central theme: “This is our moment. This is our time.”

This first of the three is the filth mix, which evokes a dark, warehouse techno feel. The second cut is the pure mix, which introduces varied percussion patterns that fans of Cox will find so familiar. To close is the awesome mix which revives the mid-range and provides a sweeping, melodic feel. Listen to all three versions below:

Carl Cox and Maceo Plex to play b2b in a literal fortress at EXIT Festival

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Carl Cox and Maceo Plex to play b2b in a literal fortress at EXIT FestivalCarlCoMaceoPle

Serbia’s EXIT Festival originally began as a student protest against the government, but over the course of its 20-year tenure has morphed into one of the most respected electronic and rock events throughout all of Europe. In addition to heavy lineups of truly diverse talent and of course, taking place inside a Serbian fortress from the 1600s, the festival has built earned a global reputation for its ability to put together b2b sets of visionary talent.

This year, all eyes are on techno guru Carl Cox and house authority Maceo Plex, who will be sharing the decks on the first of the festival’s four days. Plex comes fresh off the success of his recent LP, Mutant Series. Previous b2b sets at EXIT Festival have included Eric Prydz and Adam Beyer, Solomun with Dixon, and Carl Cox alongside Green Velvet.

EXIT Festival fortifies its reputation on July 4 – 7 at the Petrovaradin Fortress and will feature additional sets from DJ Snake, The Chainsmokers, Blawan, and Chase & Status. Get tickets and the full line-up here.

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Road to Movement Detroit: the years 2008-2018

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With Memorial Weekend fast approaching, Detroit’s beloved Movement Festival will enter its 21st year in the running, bringing forth yet another relentless wave of excitement in its showcase of diverse musical talent. Originally surfacing as a free event, Movement has grown from its beginnings into a nationwide landmark whose dedication to housing premier electronic music attracts music-lovers from all over the spectrum. In recent years, Movement has expanded immensely from its techno and house roots with its polarizing shifts in programming. This year’s lineup undeniably juxtaposes the underground mainstays with new blood, welcoming the likes of FISHER, Chris Lake, and Charlotte de Witte with local legends like Stacey Pullen, Carl Craig, and Octave One.

Encompassing over two decades of performances, curated stages, and transformative industry shifts, Movement has no shortage of monumental highlights that have been captured. As dance music prepares for Movement 2019, look back on Movement’s journey through the last ten years with the Dancing Astronaut team as we chronicle some of the best moments of the historic techno and house gathering.

2008: deadmau5, Beatport Stage

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Racking up an attendance of 75,000 (up 30,000 from the previous year), Movement cemented itself as one of the most important electronic festivals nationwide in 2008. Right at the onset of deadmau5‘ peak touring period, Movement hosted the original helmet-wearing DJ on Saturday, May 24 at its Beatport Stage. Just two studio albums into his now-extensive discography, Deadmau5 made his Movement debut in the early stages of his career, spinning to a packed crowd that received his performance amicably.

2009: Carl Cox, Main Stage

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Dance music titan Carl Cox brought the house down in a two-hour set at the-then Vitamin Water Main Stage, closing out a list of heavy-hitters from Day One. Already eight years deep into his yearly Space Ibiza residence and five years into his Carl Cox & Friends curated stage concept, the acid house veteran and his legendary party-throwing skills catered to new ears and techno-lovers alike.

2010: Plastikman, Main Stage

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Photo Credits: Bryan Mitchell

Marking Richie Hawtin‘s first Plastikman show in Detroit since 1994, the techno trailblazer returned under his Plastikman moniker to deliver an incredible main stage performance on Saturday, May 29 for the tenth anniversary of Movement Festival since its inception in 2000.

2011: Skrillex, Red Bull Music Academy Stage

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Making his Movement debut on the Red Bull Music Academy Stage, Skrillex closed out Day 1 on Saturday, May 28 to what many will remember as one of the best sets of the festival. On the cusp of his seminal “Bangarang” release and coming off the success of his 2010 Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites album, the dubstep producer graced the humble, but notoriously diverse Red Bull stage in the midst of his blossoming career.

2012: Public Enemy and special guest Ice-T, Main Stage

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Breaking its attendance record again with 107,343 fans coming out in 2012, Movement dipped its feet into hip-hop programming, bringing rap legends Public Enemy to the main stage. The performance given by the “Fight the Power” rappers has remained one of the most unforgettable pinnacles of Movement and spoken to the festival’s ability to curate acts that stray from the traditional techno and house genres while maintaining appeal to the Movement audience.

2013: Nina Kraviz, Underground Stage

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Photo Credits: Bryan Mitchell

Since her breakthrough in 2009, Nina Kraviz has been a frequent performer at Movement throughout the years and continued to bring her hypnotic style of music back to Detroit. The Siberian DJ closed out the Underground Stage on Day One of Movement 2013 to a massive crowd. The timing of Kraviz’s appearance also coincided with the release of her divisive Resident Advisor interview and the subsequent controversy.

2014: J.Phlip, Beatport Stage

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Photo Credits: Bryan Mitchell

Both a special night for J.Phlip and spectators alike, the Dirtybird staple stepped on the decks to celebrate her birthday and simultaneously closed out Movement’s final day on the Beatport Stage as a last minute fill-in for Boys Noize.

2015: Dog Blood, Movement Stage

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Seeing Skrillex’s return four years later performing under Dog Blood with co-producer Boys Noize, Movement undeniably paid tribute to the rise of burgeoning talent in Skrillex’s graduation to a densely-packed main stage performance. Up until then, Movement had avoided slotting cross-over acts for main stage; however, the praised reception to Dog Blood proved an unlikely payoff that would continue to play an influence in Movement’s ever-expanding roster.

2016: Kraftwerk, Movement Stage

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Movement 2016 not only celebrated its tenth anniversary relaunching under Paxahau Events, but also capitalized on its place as a leading festival by landing Kraftwerk — one of the most influential forces in modern electronic music and undeniably the most prolific booking of Movement in recent years. The German pioneers made their debut Movement appearance and captivated fans with their 3-D visual performance, solidifying their position as both innovators and improvisational artists.

2017: Richie Hawtin, Movement Stage

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Electronic mainstay Richie Hawtin brought his new audiovisual show CLOSE – Spontaneity & Synchronicity to Detroit for a surreal 75-minute experience combining elements of DJ and live performance. The minimalist techno-champion presented his latest project Day One during his headlining slot on the main stage. The following nights saw Testpilot and Carl Cox as headliners.

2018: Claude VonStroke, Movement Stage

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With the Dirtybird brand showing up consistently as a strong presence at Movement, it was only a matter of time before Claude VonStroke got his distinguished spotlight. The head Dirtybird chief closed out Movement’s main stage for the first time in 2018 before heading off on a world tour to Tomorrowland, Shambhala, Dirtybird Campout, and more. VonStroke also released a live mix album of his Movement set Claude VonStroke: Live in Detroit, paying homage to the city where he grew up.

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Carl Cox bringing techno concept Pure to NYC

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Carl Cox bringing techno concept Pure to NYCCarl Co Space

Carl Cox‘s fondness for curating parties is no secret. From his Ibiza residencies to his Australian techno series, Pure, the legendary DJ has made a Hall of Fame career out of getting people dancing. Now bringing that Aussie magic to the states, Cox has just announced his first American Pure party at the Brooklyn Mirage on June 15.

Bringing along Josh Wink, Worthy, and Pure co-host Eric Powell for support, Carl Cox is set to take over the Brooklyn Mirage’s vast outdoor space for a night of techno under the stars. With pre-sale tickets opening up on April 9, Pure is shaping up to be one of the summer’s hottest shows.

Carl Cox, Jamie Jones, Pete Tong, and David Guetta’s alter ego Jack Back all curating MMW events at Basement Miami

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Miami Music Week is so close we can taste it. The dance music world is preparing to descend on Miami for the annual week of revelry leading into Ultra Music Festival, and Basement Miami has put together a five-night lineup that simply should not be missed. Night by night from March 27 – 31, the programming duties at Basement will be helmed by some of electronic music’s most revered tastemakers, with Jamie Jones, Jack Back, Pete Tong, and Carl Cox all slated to perform at the Miami Beach club.

The Hot Creations night brings Jones, Erick Morillo, and David Berrie to the booth, while David Guetta‘s Jack Back alias has tapped MK, Claptone, and Amtrac. Carl Cox, Hot Since 82, and Clark Kent are also billed, making for one of the strongest collective lineups of the entire week.

See the full spread of talent performing at Basement for Miami Music Week and purchase tickets here.

Calvin Harris To Headline Creamfields 2019

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Calvin Harris will hit the festival circuit in 2019 after a three year break from performing. It has been announced to the public that the Grammy winning producer/DJ will be headlining the UK festival alongside some other heavy hitting legends like Swedish House Mafia, deadmau5, Tiësto, Martin Garrix, The Chemical Brothers, Carl Cox, Above & Beyond,

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“Being jaded is lame,” The Black Madonna comments on her experience on Holy Ship!

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The Black Madonna might be a little more of a believer in EDM after her experience on the most recent sailing of Holy Ship!. The floating festival, which just anchored its 12th and 13th editions, booked its annual lineup of dance and hip-hop’s best for two weekends of cruise ship revelry. The lineup featured The Black Madonna within a well-rounded cast of talent, spanning from 4B to Skream, Valentino Khan to A-Trak, and while the BBC resident DJ admits she will always feel “most comfortable in a dirty basement or warehouse,” it seems her experience on Holy Ship! has softened her heart for electronic music’s gateway genre. It all started with a word of advice from electronic music’s sagest wiseman, Carl Cox of course. Cox concedes that EDM is a fan’s entry point, and hopefully, from there they will develop their own acquired tastes.

Seeing it unfold aboard the ship, The Black Madonna reflected on her Holy Ship adventure, taking to Twitter with a host of gratitude to the ShipFam for, “teaching an old dog new tricks.” Read The Black Madonna’s cheerful tweets below.

 

Ultra Miami delivers 2019’s phase one lineup topped by The Chainsmokers, ZEDD, deadmau5 (live) and more

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Ultra Music Festival is going to be hard pressed to top last year’s Miami edition, but with the delivery of 2019’s first phase lineup it looks like the festival is aiming to do just that. This year’s event of course included Swedish House Mafia‘s not-so-secret headlining reunion and it was the last edition to be held at the festival’s longtime home at Bayfront Park. Now, with the move to Virginia Key, Ultra is pulling out all the stops, starting with a top-notch lineup that’s teeming with talent.

The first headliners announced include Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Tiësto, ZEDD, and Marshmello among others, and live sets are expected from deadmau5, who will be officially debuting the Cube 3.0 ODESZA, Louis the Child, and more. The first phase lineup includes a massive supporting cast as well, from Whethan to Jai Wolf, Kayzo to Phantoms with droves of acts in between. Shasha and John Digweed will share the stage, Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex, and Carl Cox are slated to bring the underground flavor, and deadmau5 will pull double duty as Testpilot at Virginia Key Beach & Miami Marine Stadium over the weekend of March 29 – 31. See Ultra’s full phase one lineup below.

Tickets to Ultra Music Festival 2019 are available here.

Resistance Ibiza announces Adam Beyer, Carl Cox as 2019 residents

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Resistance Ibiza looks ahead to the 2019 summer season with the announcement of its first two residents: the ineffable Adam Beyer and Carl Cox. Resistance Ibiza will take over White Island nightclub, Privilege, each Tuesday for nine weeks from July 23 to September 17. Beyer and Cox will each individually play four shows during this period, and will convene for an epic back-to-back finale during Resistance’s closing party on September 17.

Resistance Ibiza is expected to name additional 2019 residents in the weeks to come. In the meantime, Resistance energizes enthusiasts of the brand via a teaser video that translates the youthful spirit of the party series from vibrant feeling to visual.

H/T: DJ Mag

Photo credit: RVR 16

Resistance Ibiza announces Adam Beyer, Carl Cox as 2019 residents

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Resistance Ibiza announces Adam Beyer, Carl Cox as 2019 residentsRESISTANCE Carl Co MegaStructure Photo By RVR 16

Resistance Ibiza looks ahead to the 2019 summer season with the announcement of its first two residents: the ineffable Adam Beyer and Carl Cox. Resistance Ibiza will take over White Island nightclub, Privilege, each Tuesday for nine weeks from July 23 to September 17. Beyer and Cox will each individually play four shows during this period, and will convene for an epic back-to-back finale during Resistance’s closing party on September 17.

Resistance Ibiza is expected to name additional 2019 residents in the weeks to come. In the meantime, Resistance energizes enthusiasts of the brand via a teaser video that translates the youthful spirit of the party series from vibrant feeling to visual.

H/T: DJ Mag

Photo credit: RVR 16