Nigerian-born beauty Nicole Moudaber is no stranger to house music. From her upbringing in the underground house scenes of New York City and London, to her experience playing to internationally acclaimed dance floors, the "Queen" can safely be called an expert in the field. Hot off the launch of her record label, Mood, Moudaber slammed fans with the release of her Believe album, a stunning audio journey that draws inspiration from Moudaber's life and musical growth. In celebration and support of Believe, Moudaber has embarked on a tour that now makes a stop in hot Miami. On May 9th, the Queen will bring her signature "sleazy-house" dark and deep sounds to the legendary Mansion Nightclub in Miami.
If you're unable to jetset to Miami you can listen to the Believe LP here:
This isn’t the first time Chicane and Ferry Corsten have joined forces. This is, however, the first time we’ve seen the two EDM pioneers include the very talented singer Christian Burns. The addition of Burns’ vocals to “One Thousand Suns” is magical and inviting. If you’re able to appreciate the warmth and sweet power in this tune, the “One Thousand Suns” official music video will whisk you away into another world. Watch as two lovers are on the run through beautiful and visually captivating forests and coastal lands.
There is only one thing that comes to mind when I think about London, Friday nights, and dance music, and that is The Gallery at the legendary Ministry of Sound. The eighteenth anniversary of the iconic Gallery is upon us. This isn’t just any celebration. This is the celebration of sound that has been shaped over the past eighteen years and the defining of the future of electronic music. The Gallery had its humble beginning at the Turnmills with an audience of fifty people, but it now continues to set the pace for London clubbing as the biggest Friday night in the world.
Tritonal is the product of Chad Cisernos and Dave Reed, the two masterminds behind the music. Between releasing their EP Metamorphic 1 back in March and releasing an EP last week that is comprised of four new remixes of their hit track "Bullet That Saved Me," this duo isn’t wasting any time. The word on the street, according to the guys themselves, is that the second part of the Metamorphic EP series is just about finished. There is no doubt that we can continue to expect great things from Tritonal in 2013.
The electronic duo, Coyote Kisses, made up of lifelong friends from Florida, Bryce Bresnan and Joe Sussingham, has been taking the dance music scene by storm with their explosive new sound and prolific compositional technique. Releasing their second EP, Thundercolor, on Cinco de Mayo, into a scene “full of cookie cutter complextro producers and ‘womp womp’ brosteppers,” Coyote Kisses’ style is refreshing and awe inspiring. After the success of the re-release of their debut album and their track “Acid Wolfpack," the pair quickly moved up the charts on both Hype Machine and Beatport, even being tapped by Interscope to remix Carly Rea Jepsen’s hit, “Call Me Maybe.”
Ladies, start freshening up your playlists and turntable skills because a big opportunity is about to hit the US. She Can DJ is a nationwide talent competition to find the country’s top female DJ/Producer. It's set to kick off in July bringing together the partnership of CBS Radio and Astralwerks, a label that is home to an impressive list of dance music's top talent such as Fatboy Slim, David Guetta, Hot Chip, Swedish House Mafia, and The Chemical Brothers.
In the wake of Depeche Mode’s most recent album, Delta Machine, one track in particular stands out. To be specific, "Soothe My Soul." Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello and Jacques Lu Cont have been called in to remix the album track which exclusively hits Beatport today, May 6th on Size Records.
There's no question that Angello and Lu Cont were the right guys to bring in their sizeable skills to the table for this remix. While the twosome remained true to the original version, the pair highlighted the track’s effortless dance floor possibilities.
Williamburg's newly opened club, Output, gives area warehouse parties something to compete with. Set in the heart of the globally-known hipster mecca, nestled next to the Wythe Hotel, this rooftop accessed, electronic dance music driven club continues their unrivaled success with a non-stop heavy hitter line up. Boasting with a Funktion One sound system, open space, and access to a roof terrace, the options for club goers to dance the night away are endless. Fitted with a door guy instructed to let in people who give off dance and party vibes, rather than how much their outfit costs, it is a non-stop, bass-thumping all nighters' paradise. It isn't just the patrons who have been raving about this laid back, super charged venue, DJs across the world have been fighting to get booked for gigs and show off their skills to its packed Thursday-Sunday nights.
There is no question as to why Dutch DJ Sander van Doorn is hailed as one of the most influential and loved DJs this world has ever seen. He is a musical genius, an incredible performer, and a mind blower. He has such a big heart for music and those he plays it for. Sander shows no sign of slowing down as he continues to headline at some of the world’s biggest music festivals, including: Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland, and EDC.
Electro-lovers around the country sat anxiously at their computers last Saturday morning, refreshing the TomorrowWorld website in the hopes of scoring a golden ticket to the festival’s American debut which will take place September 25-27 in the Chattahoochee Hills of Georgia. Domestic pre-sale tickets sold out in an astonishing two hours, leaving only half of the festival’s tickets up for grabs in the worldwide ticket sale release which will open this Saturday at 11am EST.
And music fans are clamoring for good reason; TomorrowWorld is the American spinoff of infamous mega-festival TomorrowLand which is known worldwide for its extraordinary production and impeccable lineups.
As if we weren’t already sold on the Camp Bisco lineup, its organizers at MCP Presents just made the festival literally impossible to resist.
Taking place July 11-13 in the sprawling fields of Mariaville, New York, Camp Bisco celebrates twelve years of genre-crossing musical glory with an impressive roster of talent ranging from iconic jam-bands like Umphrey’s McGee and STS9 to electro-superstars Bassnectar and Flux Pavilion. To make matters even better, last week the festival released its second lineup announcement including acts like Madeon, Alpha Data, and Seven Lions.
But it’s not all about rounding up the usual festival suspects for Bisco; the festival’s founders and curators The Disco Biscuits have built a reputation on barrier-breaking originality that combines the instrumental artistry of live bands with the melodic masterpieces of electronically-based productions. In continuing with this tradition, Bisco will welcome to its lineup both Destroid—a live band version of Excision, KJ Sawka, and Downlink—as well as Digital Tape Machine—a recent side project featuring members of Umphrey’s McGee.
The recent announcement also unveiled the return of Bisco’s curated tents, hosted this year by OWSLA, BoysNoize Records, French Express Records and music blog This Song is Sick. Skrillex’s label will face off against BoysNoize’s imprint in the ultimate electro-showdown, with producers from each camp flexing their turntablist muscles. If you thought Dillon Francis spinning B2B with Kill The Noise last year was legendary, just wait for the surprises in store at Camp Bisco 2013!
General Admission tickets are available for $185 now online at Camp Bisco's homepage. If you’re saving up to attend even one festival this summer, Camp Bisco will be worth every penny.