This chromatic Elysian Field of knobs, switches, and sliders before you is the new limited edition product line from Pioneer. The CDJ-2000nexus multiplayer, DJM-900nexus mixer and RMX-1000 remix station lead the pack in professional performance and will now handily double as a mirror. Platinum chrome panels reflect dazzling blue and white LEDs and a platinum chrome jog wheel completes the metallic look, encouraging even more scanty scratching from postulant DJs. With a price tag of $6999, we doubt too many beginners will be spinning from these decks. While this bedazzled set up may be reminiscent of Paris Hilton’s cellphone, it is still undeniably cool. Just bask in the bossness of James Zabiela showcasing the product below.
After an awe-inspiring pre-opening last night, Marquee NYC is poised to re-establish itself as a preeminent nightlife hotspot in New York City. Slated for its grand opening tomorrow evening, the newly renovated club will feature techno-maestro Dubfire as it’s first high-profile act to grace the space. With future booking such as Sharam and James Zabiela in the coming weeks, it seems the rumors of Marquee designating one night per week to the techier side of electronic music is validated. Tickets for tomorrow night are already sold out, but stay tuned for Marquee’s future lineups – the club is looking to challenge the status quo in NYC.
To commemorate the grand re-opening, Marquee NYC is giving away a custom pair of Diamond Tears headphones. Hop past the break to enter the contest.
Indie rockers Hot Chip are no strangers to the remix circuit, having had many of their originals thrown through the wash countless times since their career began in 2000. Much like the hunted becomes the hunter, Hot Chip take on James Zabiela‘s newest ambient release “The Healing,” infusing it with an understated dose of energy that does well to maintain the haunting aesthetic of the original work. Unsettlingly murky, Hot Chip‘s rendition employs the use of ethereal percussion and orchestral synth work to create a tripped-out soundscape best listened to in the dark — on a pair of high quality headphones. Grab the remix, and the rest of the EP on Beatport today.
Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections — old and new — in an attempt to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
This week features Virgin Magnetic Material’s otherworldly take on Little Dragon’s “Ritual Union,” Griz‘s glitchy remix of “Dream On,” Daniel Dubb’s rework of “I Got Five on It,” Jonas Rathsman’s deep disco tune “Tobago,” and James Zabiela’s celestial original “The Healing.”
If you missed any of DA‘s more mellow posts from the week, make sure to check out Coyote Kisses’ catchy cover of Seven Lions’ “Days to Come,” Jack Beats’ mellow new original “Storm,” Culprit One’s DJ Shadow-tribute mixtape, and Tiga’s funky remix of Duke Dumont’s “The Giver.” For five tracks to ease the aching pain of your hungover brain, click past the break.
New York nightclub Cielo and party outfit Dance.Here.Now. have an action-packed October planned for all you eager party goers. Kicking things off tonight, Chris Liebing’s CLR imprint celebrates the thirteen-year anniversary of the label with Tommy Four Seven and Monoloc. The following weekend, Pirupa — the man behind the summer tech house anthem “Party Non Stop” — will be gracing the decks of the legendary establishment. On October18th, Tyler Sherritt makes his Cielo headlining debut with support from NY locals, Hyperbits. And as if they were saving the best for last, one of the most technically advanced DJs in the world, James Zabiela, makes his NY return to kick off the Halloween weekend. Jump past the break for our rundown on what to expect from each act. (more…)Posted by
One of the finest tracks off of Hot Chip’s new album gets the remix treatment from two remarkable producers. The indie disco jam, “How Do You Do,” gets a melodic makeover by Scandinavian Todd Terje. Terje’s remix is 9 minutes of pristine progression and euphoric builds; giving off a dreamy and timeless vibe. James Zabiela’s impression favors the deeper, techy side of things — centered around a dazzling bass line and distinct vocal spouts. Its appreciable works like these that restore our faith in dance music.
Hot Chip – How Do You Do (Todd Terje Remix)
Hot Chip – How Do You Do (James Zabiela Remix)