[wp_ad_camp_2] By Damen Smith-Draeko -- Almost a month ago, it was a rare, dry and warm Friday night here in Seattle. It was rare that it was both dry and warm, and it was rare that I’d ventured out into the world that night away from the drawing board. I found myself at the Lo-Fi Performance Gallery. Every third Friday of the month (or moonth if you want to go all Celtic and stuff) the music label Innerflight hosts a show at this venue. I decided to leave the house and partake of the dancing and debauchery. Actually there was much more of the former than the latter, and…well, I really don’t know how I feel about that. <whisper>I like debauchery.<./whisper> Going to the Lo-Fi Performance Gallery that night was actually a very good choice. Along with the pleasant
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] Los Angeles’ SHINY TOY GUNS newest track “Waiting Alone” marks the return of Carah Faye, the original vocalist who along with band mates Chad Petree (vocals/guitars), Jeremy Dawson (keyboards/bass) and Mikey Martin (drums), propelled SHINY TOY GUNS into the spotlight with their first hits “Le Disko” and “You Are The One” from their debut 2006 release We Are Pilots. Now, the band has made available the “Waiting Alone” video, which made its debut yesterday on VEVO. It can be viewed here: Conceptualized by Faye and Dawson and directed by Luke Eberl and Edgar Morais, the 6 minute and 45 second short film titled "#Loverunner" finds a girl (Carah), running cross-country from Los Angeles to New York City in a quest to join the love of her life, overcoming
[wp_ad_camp_2] Jean Claude Ades and Vanjee have established reputations as two hard working international DJs. Whilst Israeli native but NYC resident Vanjee has been hailed as one of New York’s leading DJ’s and Jean Claude has enjoyed international success with remixes for the likes of the Deadmau5 and a string of Beatport #1’s. Here on ‘Mend’, both powerhouses join forces on a deep house track that does justice to their skill and reputation. [wp_ad_camp_1] It is worthy to note that Mend is a remake of Elsiane’s original that first appeared on the Hybrid album (2007). Here in this rework Elsiane’s signature unique vocals once again instantly adds emotion and a beautiful floating tone to the duo’s warm and powerful production. On the remix front, DJ Kellerkind, aka Marco Biagi
[wp_ad_camp_2] Kris O'Neil from Denmark has been rising the ranks consistently the past few years. Lately he has been surprising us with one quality release after another. They range from 'From Canada With Love' with Kiholm, 'No Porn Intended' with JPL and the recently released In Trance In Trust 019 for which he got the honors. [wp_ad_camp_1] Obviously these are all great achievements. We were delighted to hear the new remix Kris has done for Marco V's GOHF. For people who have been following EDM since its inception, GOHF borrows its name from the sample that was used. 'I Am The God Of Hellfire' is a quote we have heard in early releases of acts such as The Prodigy and Sequentical and was put to great use in this new release. Whereas the original mix by Marco V had strong electro influ
[wp_ad_camp_4] [wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] At the inaugural New York edition of the Electric Daisy Carnival, in front of thousands upon thousands of clubbers outside MetLife Stadium - home to the New York Giants and Jets - and for millions listening at home, Markus Schulz debuted his brand new vocal track 'Caught' to the world. Taken from his upcoming album Scream, Markus teamed up with Romania's talented songstress, Adina Butar, for a track that has been the subject of many social media and message board discussions in recent months. Preview on YouTube As part of a remix package released today on Armada Music, 'Caught' has been given the Tritonal treatment, with a club mix that has quickly won over fans of the Coldharbour sound. Tracks: Caught (Club Mix) Caught (Tritonal Clu
[wp_ad_camp_2] You have been an influential DJ in the international scene for years now. Starting in 2000 and still going strong in 2012 with the release of your new album. What made you decide one day to want to make it in the electronic music scene and has it been a rather smooth ride or were there any hurdles you had to take on? I was into electronic music from the first moment I heard a synth. As time passed by, I was fascinated by trying understand how these sounds were made. I was learning many instruments whilst young but decided early on that my main passion was in electronic music way before I had chance to learn all about it. It has a combination of so many attributes all in one genre, energy, groove, emotion, production, tension, release, etc. How do you look back on your...
[wp_ad_camp_2] Hi Jochen, first off: thanks for joining Hammarica.com with this interview! Jochen, you have been DJing for quite a while and enjoying success with massive productions like ‘Lost Connection’, ‘Humanoid’, the Energy2011 anthem ‘Classified’ and recently the Rank-1 and Sarah Bettens collab Wild and Perfect Day. If you had to pick one of your productions as your most favorite one. Which one would that be? And is there a thought behind it for it to be your favorite? Tough question, same as asking a parent which of his children he loves most;-)) But if I had to pick only one, I guess that would be Lost Connection, because that track really rocketeered my carreer. You are known to blend styles together ranging from trance to electro and progressive. How do you like the f
[wp_ad_camp_2] Already declared "a progressive trance masterpiece" by Elektro Daily, Andy Moor's much-anticipated debut album Zero Point One is out now on Armada Music and is packed with 18 thought-provoking, original tracks from one of the most innovative electronic music producers today. [wp_ad_camp_1] 15 years in the making, each track on Zero Point One offers a unique glimpse into the creative process of a self-proclaimed perfectionist. From deep, mysterious ambient to melodic trance and vocal melodies, across the spectrum to rocking break beats and the thick bass of progressive, Andy Moor has fused his beloved sound into a complete package of timeless productions. "My goal is that the album will take the listener through a journey that is more than just dance music and will trig...
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] After a mind-blowing performance in front of 40,000 fans at EDC Las Vegas and hitting #1 on Beatport's Trance chart with their last single, the 'Everafter' Club Mix, Tritonal are now set to release 'Azuca,' a collaboration with fellow Statesider Kaeno. Tritonal and Kaneo have created a catchy and upbeat sound that showcases an edgier, more progressive sound yet remains true to the duo's trance roots. Sure to be a bonafide summer hit, Azuca has been rocking festivals and clubs around the world and may just make Tritonal's sixth chart-topper. Check out the 'Azuca' bomb from Tritonal & Kaeno on YouTube! Connect: Website: www.tritonalmusic.com Facebook: facebook.com/tritonalmusic Twitter: twitter.com/Tritonal YouTube: youtube.com/tritona...
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] The next release on Axon comes from Argentinian producer, David Calo. Although this is his debut release, he's already off to a promising start in his career. He's recently been supported by the legendary Nick Warren, as well as having a track signed to Nick's Hope label. Remember where you heard him first, and remember the name David Calo.This EP certainly shows the talent and vesatility of David. It features the techno track 'Slowly', which has a great groove and also dips it's toe in to melodic territory. On the flip-side you have 'Reser', which is a slick deep house track. Both tracks compliment eachother well on the EP, and have a progressive undertone, making them vertile enough for most DJs sets. Connect: http://www.axonrecordings.com [wp_a...
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] According to some of the biggest names in the House music industry, J Nitti has been recognized as an inventor of the new school house, a crossover of House, Tech and tribal elements, that he incorporated into his recent release “Deep Down” via the Italian imprint Hotfingers. Now the internationally respected DJ & producer is coming out with a Progressive piece of House named, “The Party Has Come” which is going to turn the dance floor order upside down right from the time it is being unleashed on the Italian label. The release package includes a Remix by DJ Exodus & Dynamik Dave and is supported by the Hotfingers co-owners – Manuel De La Mare, Luigi Rocca & Alex Kenji. It is expected to gain a lot of popularity across the venues worldwide. Enj
[wp_ad_camp_2] By Damen Smith-Draeko -- Davi of Perspectives Digital is a lucid dreamer. Although his Progressive House tracks take us on a wandering journey through id, ego, and libido, there is a fundamental grounding and stability to his productions. Tracking down any video on any of his performances or studio sessions was almost not happening. I was only able to procure one. It is true what I’ve heard about him being “LA's best kept secret”. But oh! What a great secret! I was able to locate some of his tracks on Subtract Music: Lucid Dreaming Black Rock City I found these tracks danceable but oh so woefully short. It felt like just as the groove had committed my patting feet and nodding head to get into it, the thumping bass and wisps of chords were over and it was
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] Since the release of ‘Kiss From The Past’ on June 13th 2011, the rumor mill on the internet forums has been in overdrive. Allure was back - and how! A full-on artist album, distributed in over 20 countries: no less than 14 pure unadulterated trance tracks featuring familiar former Allure vocalists like Christian Burns, JES and Emma Hewitt. Tiësto’s tweet “Listen to my @allurelive project which I am involved in” fueled the already piping hot discussions even more. As the title hints, the legendary producer Tiësto, who has been involved with the Allure project since its inception, wanted to say both goodbye and hand on the torch to the next generation. Now serving as the projects Executive Producer, Tiësto will be taking a backseat as the project moves to
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] A new release from Axon from the hands of label manager/A&R, Ché Armstrong. Having previously released on labels such as Full Tilt and Neuroscience, his releases have seen the support of DJs including Dubfire, Paul Oakenfold and Chris Lake. Two tracks. 'Onda Fuerza' doesn't really move us. This release is all about the second track 'Assassin.' What can we say? Definitely a chunk of thumpin and bumpin tech house with some haunting chords and a rhythm section that has a bit more of a tough sound to it. For your convenience, we skipped the a-side Soundcloud link and let you listen to the good stuff that Assassin brings! Armstrong killed it on this one! ;-) Connect: http://www.axonrecordings.com [wp_ad_camp_5] [wp_ad_camp_4]
[wp_ad_camp_2] The young French producer Matt Fax returns to Neuroscience Deep with a new EP, just in time for the Summer festival season. At the age of 16, it's obvious that Matt has a great future ahead of him. He's been supported by DJs such as Above & Beyond, Jon O'Bir and Paul Oakenfold. Léa is a decent tune. It's a little heavy on side chaining use, but it does have a nice trancey and smooth feel to it. Sju has a bit less of the side chaining and nice fitting vocal excerpts. We definitely see why this kid is supported by jocks like Above & Beyond and Paul Oakenfold. Sju is our favorite of this package. 6/10 Connect: http://www.neurosciencerecordings.co.uk/label/508 [wp_ad_camp_5] [wp_ad_camp_4]