After two days of scorching sun, the earlier part of our third day in Indio was spent much the same way – glued to the tents where Paul Kalkbrenner, Paul Oakenfold, Hardwell, Eric Prydz, Joris Voorn, James Blake, Pretty Lights, Maya Jane Coles, Loco Dice, Jamie Jones, and Richie Hawtin would deliver some of the days stand out performances. As the day wore on the wind picked up, transforming the polo grounds into a massive dust storm, tearing through the campsites with a vengeance.
With Miami Music Week now in full swing, there is never going to be a shortage of parties. None, however, are quite as unique as Tuesday’s 2GTHR event, hosted by BPM. The concept: nine back to back sets from a selection of some of the best veterans and promising young talent in the underground scene today. The Surfcomber Hotel is hosting parties all week, but this was truly one of a kind.
The underground had a big year in the US in 2012 and we only felt it appropriate to highlight some of these amazing artists independently from potentially bigger or more commercial artists in the dance music world today. We considered the year these artists have had in terms of production, live sets, and overall influence. We also generally picked artists we love and admire; artists we feel are extremely important to pushing electronic music forward. This list of 25 names includes legends and young guns alike, but we can assure you that every single one of these artists is incredibly talented and is well worth a listen or a trip to a club for a live set. Today we’re going to share with you our picks for #25 through #16. (more…)Posted by
Party squad Toolroom Knights is coming in hot with an expansive new compilation mixed by Forza — the Italian trio known individually as Alex Kenji, Manuel de la Mare, and Luigi Rocca. The massive compilation racks up the count to 43 tracks across three different albums and gives us an excellent review of a range of tech and acid house cuts from the last year. If that wasn’t enough, Forza also treats us to five new exclusives from each of the three producers, respectively. Other major additions to the compilation include Prok & Fitch‘s “Symphony,” Alex Kenji’s remix of Sander van Doorn‘s “Outro,” Joris Voorn‘s “Goodbye Fly,” Shawnee Taylor and Sympho Nympho‘s “Colors,” and Reboot’s “Enjoy Music” with a DJ Chus 2012 re-edit. Check out the five exclusives courtesy of Toolroom Records below.
Mark Fanciulli’s Cutoff EP, an exciting addition to the tech house scene, was released yesterday on Leena Records. You may recognize the last name; Mark Fanciulli is younger brother to fellow producer Nic Fanciulli. Mark first blew up in May of 2011 with the release of “The Tide” on Joris Voorn’s Rejected label, and fans have been blessing the Fanciulli parents ever since. Cutoff’s two tracks, “Cutoff” and “Body 2 Body,” bend the limits of tech house productions with deep grooves, high-pitched synthesizers, and funky male vocal loops. The EP gives you a dose of both deeper and more driving house music, and we’re loving the juxtaposition.
After months of anticipation, Sensation has finally arrived in the United States. The show will start at 7:55PM EST streaming at 9:30PM EST with the end of Denis Ferrer’s set before the actual Innerspace show begins at 10PM. Fedde Le Grand headlines the show with Joris Voorn taking the decks at 11:30PM EST and finally Nic Fanciulli will start to wrap things up at !2:45AM EST. If you’re attending make sure to check out our sneak peaks of artists for Friday and Saturday.Posted by
Swedish House Mafia’s emotional last dance “Don’t You Worry Child” has been one of the most followed tracks this season in light of Until Now and One Last Tour. The saga continues with its remix package, which features fresh takes from Tom Staar & Kryder, Promise Land, and Joris Voorn. While the original once seemed untouchable, its three remixes span progressive, electro, and techno, making it translatable for a wide variety of DJ sets between festival stages and late night dance floors. Listen to the eclectic remix package below the break, head to Beatport for the release, and let us know which rendition is your personal favorite.
For those of you fortunate enough to attend Friday’s Sensation America debut, allow this Good Morning Mix to give you a glimpse of what to expect out of Joris Voorn and Nic Fanciulli’s sets. Although it is not yet clear if these two will be doing individual sets or a back-to-back set like they have done at so many previous dance music events, this mix will act as a telling sign of what to expect.
Over the years, Joris Voorn and Nic Fanciulli — being the versatile artists that they are — have produced tech house, deep house, and techno records that all feature a unique and solitary dynamic. Whether it be Voorn’s delicate touch on Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games,” or the driving and funky rhythm on Fanciulli’s Movin’ On EP – the spirit that these stellar acts harness will be sure to provide an unforgettable soundtrack for the debut of Sensation ‘Innerspace’ NYC. (more…)Posted by
Earlier this week we previewed Tom Staar and Kryder’s remix of “Don’t You Worry Child,” and this time around, we have a te
ch house and electro cut from Joris Voorn and Promise Land. Joris doesn’t try to do too much — adding a deep, techy sound around a subtle bassline. Promise Land’s rendition — as debuted by Steve Angello at Size in the Park — packs a harder electro punch with slabs of synth work centered around the uplifting vocals of John Martin. Release date is unannounced, but we will share details as we learn more.
The highly anticipated Sensation America lineup has finally been announced. The event is coming to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on October 26 and 27, featuring different acts on each day. Mr. White, Sensation’s host and warm-up DJ, will be performing both nights alongside Fedde Le Grand. Friday’s bill consists of Dennis Ferrer, Joris Voorn, and Nic Fanciulli, and Saturday will have Mark Knight, Danny Tenaglia, and 2000 and One.