UMEK’s Behind the Iron Curtain radioshow has been a beacon of techno and tech house dominance since its inception 100 episodes ago. To celebrate the centennial broadcast, UMEK has enlisted the help of none other than the legendary Carl Cox, a man who needs no introduction. Clocking in at just under an hour, Cox crafts a trip worthy of carrying his name, leaving behind a haze of percussion and groove driven leads that will undoubtedly help you through that first awful hour of your Monday morning.Posted by
Global Gathering reveals full 2013 festival line-up, Disclosure, Afrojack and Carl Cox join eclectic line-up
There are two things likely to stir a conversation about Stratford-Upon-Avon, but at this time of year, you can be certain it isn’t Shakespeare. Now eleven years into their annual midland overhaul, Global Gathering returns to Long Marston Airfield July 26th and 27th to unleash another cutting edge line-up from across the dance music spectrum. With day one favoring the likes of British assets Plan B, Disclosure and Rudimental on the main stage, the additions of Ferry Corsten, Nicky Romero, Seth Troxler and James Zabiela open the floodgates to a line-up that collects mainstream favorites and underground legends alike to the unsuspecting airfield.
Led by Example, Afrojack and Steve Aoki on the Saturday, European young-guns Hardwell, Madeon, Arty and Porter Robinson share the day with specially tailored stages from Carl Cox, Toolroom Records, and Jamie Jones’s Paradise concept alike. Boasting enough assorted flavors to whet any self-respecting dance fans appetite for 48-hours, Global looks to bring an Ibiza-worthy line-up that lacks only the guaranteed sunshine. For tickets and the full line-up of artists visit Global Gathering’s official website.Posted by
When EDC NY’s lineup was initially released, there was an outcry that the lineup didn’t stack up to its Las Vegas cousin. What it may lack in big names (although there are still quite a few) it more than makes up for by providing an experience that is curated for diversity. Bass music is heavily represented this year with Figure and others finding refuge in the Basspod, a hardstyle closing set by Headhunterz is destined to be one of the most talked about experiences of the festival; second only to Saturday’s grand finale – a Carl Cox and Loco Dice b2b set. For something experimental, Art Department’s Jonny White and Kenny Glasgow will be curating a strangely emotive dance experience before The Bloody Beetroots Live unleash a wall of distortion to close the Circuit Grounds. Steve Angello steps up to the plate with a newfound creative freedom, following the launch of his new label and Essential Mix while Maceo Plex, who emerged out of the shadows as a ghost producer to powerful deep house presence, converts a new army of faithfuls. There is no lack of big room presence either, with Eric Prydz, Afrojack, Nicky Romero, Thomas Gold and more bringing the the mainstage action EDC is known for.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we feature gems from Chuckie, Afrojack, Benny Benassi, and more.
Last month I told the tale of Carl Cox’s debut performance at Brooklyn’s new acclaimed dance club Output, and it appears the electronic music ambassador has uploaded the first two hours of his set for his recent Global Radio show. In his commentary at the start of the episode he boasts that the club is the best thing to happen to NYC since Twilo — a nightclub that closed in 2001 that used to host the likes of Sasha and Digweed. The mix is from the beginning of his five/six hour set, so offers a glimpose of Carl Cox properly warming up a room.Posted by
Carl Cox has always been a long time supporter of Nicole Moudaber. She has often been described as one of his proteges; which makes all the sense as her sound and DJ styling seems to have influences from much of Carl’s works. Ahead of the April 6th release of the Pure Intec Vol. 2 compilation, Nicole offers her remix abilities to Carl Cox’s “Chemistry.” The track is signature Moudaber at her finest; big and bouncy with sexy techno grooves — the defining attributes of her sound. Other artists on the compilation are Guti and Loco Dice. In other words: this is going to be massive.Posted by
Carl Cox makes long-awaited return to NYC clubland, tempts diehards with peak of European super-club experience
When news sprung that Nicolas Matar — owner of famed New York nightclub Cielo — was opening a Berghain-style nightclub in the depths of Brooklyn, true dance music faithfuls both clamored with excitement and immediately began to speculate potential bookings. Cielo’s been opened for a decade and Matar has developed some of the best relationships with some of the biggest DJs in the world — hosting deadmau5 (before he was deadmau5), Kaskade when he was still playing deep house, 2005 tag team sets from Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso, Detroit legends Kevin Saunderson and Carl Craig, David Guetta, Marco Carola, Deep Dish, and countless others. The who’s who of DJs have all graced Cielo’s decks, making it one of the most storied nightclubs in American dance music history. With word of Output opening, New York had no choice but to expect something game-changing. (more…)Posted by
This year’s lineup for Ultra Music Festival is arguably its most impressive selection in its 15 year history. With genres as diverse as psytrance to hip-hop represented, it is potentially the most eclectic lineup the festival has ever hosted. While mega acts such as Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5, and Tiësto will be a staple in most people’s weekends, we’d like to take the time to highlight the best acts and stages from prominent genres outside of mainstream EDM. Click past the break to see which dubstep, deep house, downtempo and techno acts you can’t miss at Ultra Weekend 1.
We’re sure you’re all tired of seeing the latest and greatest “Harlem Shake” videos by now, but we couldn’t resist sharing this one. Our friends at Ultra decided to get in on the action with their own version of the viral dance. The video is pretty true to form: 30ish seconds, spastic dance moves, and appearances from people in nonsensical costumes. There are ballerinas, donkeys, clowns, and zombies but unlike the other versions this one has a very special dance music guest, Carl Cox. Press play and watch him wave a towel around in pure bliss.Posted by
It has been a decade since Carl Cox brought his Global radio show, where he has became somewhat of a taste-maker to the worlds of acid house and techno, to the masses. His 500th episode landed at this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event and the mini documentary above showcases this momentous occasion. Cox joins big names like Armin van Buuren and Tiesto in using mini documentaries like this to give fans an inside look at what goes on behind the scenes. The almost thirty minute video features cameos from Richie Hawtin and Fatboy Slim and gives a brief history of Carl himself — from the early days to his now continued legacy.Posted by