In the past few years, DJ Seinfeld has become one of the most respected purveyors of lo-fi house. Having released on and collaborated with a variety of independent labels, the Swedish artist has decided to launch his own imprint, Young Ethics, with the release of a brand new Galazy EP.
Due out on May 17, the project will be DJ Seinfeld’s first EP release in more than a year. Currently only set up for DJ Seinfeld’s releases, Young Ethics will host this four-track EP and the artist’s future work, as well as a radio show on Ibiza-based music platform, OpenLab.
While the first radio show will not air until June 5, listeners can pre-save the Galazy EP on streaming services here.
As the impending summer swelter creeps forward, Toronto’s vast suite of electronic events is starting to come into view, most notably the return of the Electric Island series. The 2019 season introduces a selection of techno and house heavyweights, including the return of Dirtybird label-head Claude VonStroke and UK house hero Hot Since 82, in addition to newcomers like lo-fi producer DJ Seinfeld and a DJ set from George Fitzgerald. Electric Island celebrates with events on May 19, June 22, August 10, and closes its term with a special two-day finale on August 31 and September 1.
Marking the inauguration of the summer season, the event series rings in their opening date with headliners Dubfire, Âme and Bedouin, wrapping up an afternoon of hazy melodies with a steadfast of techno and house tunes. Each event reigns support from local and international favorites, including Toronto native Jonathan Rosa and female duo Carrera & Tavares to warm up the crowd amid a profusion of surrounding talent.
Ahead of the 2019 season, Dancing Astronaut is giving away a pair of season passes to the Electric Island events for one lucky winner – valued at over $400. Enter for your chance to win access into all events for you and a friend this summer.
CRSSD Fest is around the corner, where lo-fi DJ Seinfeld will be making his San Diego debut. The occasion is a grand one for Southern Californian house aficionados, who’ve been waiting patiently for the powerhouse to make his way down to the region. He’ll be taking over The Palms stage on Saturday with his nuanced grooves, but ahead of time, he’s taken the time to put together a little playlist for fans to enjoy.
Seinfeld showcased a plethora of underrated talent in his selection, with hidden gems like Skatebård’s “Why Not,” TSHA’s “Sacred,” and “Cholobass” from Legowelt as some notable additions. From the left, Porter Robinson’s Virtual Self persona also makes an appearance with the instant classic, “Ghost Voices.” It’s a playlist made to glide smoothly into the festival.
CRSSD celebrates its fifth birthday in its Spring 2019 edition, and the event has delivered in its out-of-the-box booking. In addition to DJ Seinfeld’s debut, a variety of other worldly talents will also be making the first time, like Georgia Angiuli, Enrico Sangiuliano, and Avalon Emerson. Tickets are currently sold out.
Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival has announced the first wave of programming for its burrow-wide 2018 edition. The eleventh annual BEMF takes place October 3-6 at some of the city’s hottest venues —including Good Room, Output, and Avant Gardner.
The tenth annual BEMF starts on Thursday, October 4th, with DJ Hell and Massimiliano Pagliara kicking off the festivities at the Good Room while Breakbot ushers in the weekend over at Output. The following evening sees Motor City Drum Ensemble at the Avant Gardner while Shlohmo‘s WEDIDIT crew takes over one of the separate clubs at the compound. That Saturday, DJ Seinfeld will take over the Good Room on his DJ-KiCKS tour, while Mount Kimbie —who are about to release a DJ-Kicks mixof their own — will take over the Avant Gardner in support of Nina Kraviz.
BEMF will also be offering a limited number of reduced all-access passes in recognition of “the increasingly difficult costs associated with living in Brooklyn, both for artists and music lovers alike.”
With the rise in popularity of Croatia’s pristine nightlife scene and Ibiza’s continued reign as a clubbing hotspot, grandiose locations for house and techno are becoming commonplace in the electronic music ecosystem. Following this trend, Into the Valley festival has taken residence in the thousand-year-old Castle of Sohail on Spain’s Andalusian Coast for the fourth iteration of the event.
Acts like Floating Points, DJ Seinfeld, Peggy Gou, and Amelie Lens will be performing at the three day event on the alluring Castle, Theater, and Beach stages. Taking place from September 28th to 30th, Into the Valley festival is slated to be one of the top underground events of the season, looking to “further develop the format known as boutique festival and to invigorate the electronic music scene worldwide.”
Drum ‘n’ bass dynasty, Pendulum, sent the EDM world reeling when they reunited for a live set at Ultra in 2016 after a five-year hiatus, with new tour dates and festival appearances following soon after. But as of this March, fans have been writhing in anticipation after the group announced there was a remix album in the works, consisting of both their most-famed hits and personal favorites.
Finally, the prolific collection has arrived, with offerings from some of the scene’s most profound presences, including Skrillex (the previously shared “The Island, Pt. 1 (Dawn)“) and drum ‘n’ bass counterparts, Noisia (“Hold Your Color”). Other outstanding offerings include that of Pendulum’s own dubstep duo Knife Party, consisting of the former’s founding members, Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen, for a full-throttle hardcore remix of “Blood Sugar;” as well as a racing rendition of “Witchcraft” from Pegboard Nerds; and ATTLAS gets uncharacteristically dark for a “Streamline” switch-up.
Pendulum will be touring modestly this summer, making stops in Romania, Ibiza, and even the U.S., for all of which fans would be hard-pressed not to hear some of these new momentous revisions.
DJ Seinfeld from Seinfeld (not to be confused with DJ Ross from Friends and DJ Niles from Frasier) is set to take the helm on Berlin label !K7’s 64th installment of their beloved DJ-Kicks mix series. Dedicated to the Swedish DJ’s regrettably ailing father, and combining his own new material (also under the Rimbaudian alias) with a choice selection of bangers by others, the album is set to arrive on July 13.
!K7 kicked off the series in 1995 with a release from C.J. Bolland; since then, the label has invited some of electronic music’s mainstays and up-and-comers alike to compile cohesive-yet-eclectic mixes of what they love most about dance music. In case of DJ Seinfeld — real name Armand Jakobson — the intent was also for the mix to be “reflecting the simultaneous fear of leaving something safe behind as well as the excitement of venturing into unknown territories, musically and emotionally.”
The tracklisting of the mix has been released, and it includes cuts from both established artists (such as Falty DL and Project Pablo), as well as several lesser-known producers. You can listen to one of Jakobson’s new tracks, called “Typeless,” down below. And don’t forget to pre-order the mix here, just for the kicks.
DJ Seinfeld DJ-Kicks tracklisting:
01. DJ Seinfeld – I See U
02. Andras – Poets Day
03. Fantastic Man – False Consciousness
04. Rudolf C – Deep Sea Survivor
05. Rimbaudian – Simple Call
06. Roza Terenzi – Up In Smoke
07. Sleep D – Dawn Over Atlas
08. Hymns – Walrus
09. Rudolf C – Saber
10. FaltyDL – Freak Acid
11. Pepe – Victory Level
12. Project Pablo – Who’s It For
13. DJ Seinfeld – Typeless
14. Mor Elian – Sci Si
15. Chela Una – Take Me
16. Reptant – Freq Accident
17. DJ Seinfeld – Triangle Echos
18. Shedbug – Ambroxitil
19. J.Albert – meXme
20. S.O.N.S – Dune
21. Lou Karsh – Seep
Whaaaaat’s the deeeeeeal with DJ Seinfeld (and airline food)? Supposedly Swedish producer Armand Jakobsson has experienced some criticism both for his chosen moniker and for his contributions to an apparitional “lo-fi house” genre; but from this writer’s perspective, it sounds like people were just so turned off by the recent co-opting of meme culture by racist frogs that they decided to impulsively resist a young musician who clearly doesn’t take himself too seriously, and who uses the letter “U” in lieu of “you” like it was 2005. (See Seinfeld’s debut full-length Time Spent Away From U for plenty of track titles evidencing the latter feature). As far as his playfulness goes, he says the moniker was chosen on a whim as a result of a post-breakup TV binge. And the music, despite likely coming from a place of sincere emotion, genuinely sounds like a well-executed throwback to all of those classic house tracks that looooved mushy romance as a regular theme. That was and is part of the appeal!
Now, DJ Seinfeld is back and hoping for the last laugh with his new EP entitled Sakura, out April 13 on the Deep Sea Frequency label. Those inexplicably espousing an antipathy toward so-called “lo-fi house” will be happy to know that the EP features influences ranging from dub to trance. So come on now; pull up a seat, pre-order up yourself a copy of the 12-inch vinyl here, and have a listen to some clips below. No more pigeonholing. And please: no more heckling!
The 12-track remix album will include reworks of iconic songs like “Watercolour” and “Witchcraft” from music greats like Skrillex and Noisia. From the looks of the diverse lineup of remixers, innovation and talent are sure to shine on this compilation of some of Pendulum’s most beloved tracks.
The Reworks will be the band’s first album in seven years, and releases will begin on March 16 leading up to the June 29 official release.
The vibrant affair Primavera Sound has announced a stunning 2018 lineup. Over 200 artists across a bevy of genres front the eighteenth edition set for May 28–June 3 in Barcelona.
Primavera Sound lends a glimpse into generational references with a pulse on contemporary music. The bill presents a push towards comprehensiveness, grrrl power, and once in a lifetime experiences in the live event sphere. With zero small print in the eminently danceable lineup, attendees can look forward to performances from Four Tet, French duo The Blaze, Chromeo, Jlin, Mount Kimbie, and Peggy Gou.