After the announcements of UMFTV streaming all six days of Ultra, and UMF Radio bringing Miami Music Week coverage to Sirius XM, listeners can already experience the South Beach festivities from their laptops or cars. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment have taken another step in that direction with the launch of Evolution 93.5 Miami, a twenty four seven EDM-dedicated radio station that is slated to broadcast its inaugural live show from the All Gone Pete Tong party on March 22nd, hosted by Pete Tong himself.
Russ Chimes‘ “Turn Me Out” is already one of the most anticipated songs of the year and to follow the release, there will be quite the remix package in tow. The track initially earned Special Delivery status on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show, and last Friday, her DJ cohort Pete Tong debuted the first remix of the bunch. Belfast native Ejeca takes on the soulful nu-disco cut and adds his rolling and deep touch to the already feel-good original. In stripping the track down, Ejeca loops the vocal over a set of organic house undertones, using a driving chord sequence to create an all-around dance floor masterpiece. “Turn Me Out” is set to release April 29th.Posted by
On Pete Tong’s Essential Selections last night we were treated to a world exclusive first play of “This is What it Feels Like,” the first single off Armin’s upcoming Intense album. The angelic vocals of Trevor Guthrie float perfectly over a piano-laced melody. Before playing he stated,
“The track was written about a year ago. Quite an unusual structure for a dance song, I had an idea for a piano line. The vocal was recorded in Vancouver, Canada by a guy named Trevor Guthrie. I’m very proud of the song. My new album Intense will be released on the third of May. I’m very excited about it and worked on it for three years. It’s a combination of more housey electro stuff and of course trance and some rock influences, even a little bit of dubstep and classical music. It’s been a big project, worked with quite a number of artists and this is very first single from the album”
The track is set for release on April 5th.Posted by
Pete Tong is back this week with another Essential Selection featuring a flurry of the best in house music across the dance music spectrum. English producer Michael Woods, known best for work with Deadmau5 and Chris Lake, showcases his favorite tunes at the moment, including his newest release, “Platinum Chains,” and Vince Moogin’s “Love Me Right.”
Last week’s Essential New Tune, Hot Natured & Anabel Englund’s “Reverse Skydiving,” was succeeded by Footprintz “Fear of Numbers,” a Montreal-based synth-pop duo signed to Visionquest Records. Progressive lovers were treated to Tiesto’s new remix of “Clarity” as well as Lazy Rich’s “Insomnia,” Jeremy Olander’s “Let Me Feel,” among others.
Every year on his road from Miami to Ibiza, Pete Tong delivers a compilation of what is, in his mind, a aural record of that particular moment in time. The All Gone series has and will continue to be an important indicator of the current musical landscape, and there is no better man to orchestrate such a thing than Tong. For this year’s Miami mix, Pete has recruited the multi-talented and hugely successful Skream. Mixing out for an All Gone piece is an understandable move for him at this point — many of the originals we’ve seen out of the Skream camp in more recent months have steered away from his roots in bass and dubstep and towards harder house, disco, and garage sounds.
This past week on the dance music marathon (which as many of you know includes shows from Annie Mac, Pete Tong, Skream & Benga, and Annie Nightingale), Radio 1 also decided to throw a bit of a curveball for the Essential Mix – Amirali and Felix da Housecat recorded dual live hour-long sets recorded in the BBC Radio 1 studio. Radio 1 has done live mixes before (in Ibiza, at a variety of venues across the world), but this was the very first time the mix was recorded 100% live right in the studios.
Pete Tong is back with his weekly Essential Selection, this time live in the studio, featuring a flurry of the best in house music and an exclusive interview with one of the top DJs on the planet, Seth Troxler. Seth lets his ridiculous personality shine through while discussing the new Visionquest 13 project and explaining why he has a tattoo of a kitty on a rocket ship. Complete Essential Selection breakdown, Troxler video and tracklist below.
Deep house connoisseur Hot Since 82 takes on techno/house producer Thomas Schumacher and Caitlin Devlin’s “Every Little Piece” – manipulating the same deep and groovy basslines that we saw on his recent remixes to Yousef’s “Beg” and Shadow Child’s “So High.” Premiered last Friday on Pete Tong’s acclaimed Essential Selection, Hot Since 82′s signature beat work transforms the pop-heavy progressive cut into an innovative piece of electronic music. The track is set to release on Feburary 25th on Electric Ballroom.Posted by
Ejeca has been all up in the face of an 90s house music resurgence, with tracks like “You” with Bicep and “Night Rays,” and this latest collaboration with Los Angeleno Rhythm Operator is no different. “Raid” is one-part Jock Jams and one part organic warehouse rave. Pete Tong is certainly a fan of Ejeca and the general Waze & Odyssey crew that is racking up bangers left and right on W&O Street Tracks as of late, and it’s pretty clear this sound is going to dominate radio waves and dance floors in 2013. Click through to stream a preview below.
Crowned Pete Tong’s Essential Mix of the Year 2011, Above & Beyond take us on a journey through life’s highs and lows in one of the best-constructed sets of our time. Using quotes from movies such as The Notebook & Million Dollar Baby to integrate emotions of both happiness & heartbreak over trance classics, it’s easy to see how the fathers of Group Therapy beat out contenders Eric Prydz, Kaskade & Carl Craig. If you’re somewhat new to trance, we recommend using this as your gateway to begin to explore the genre– you won’t be sorry. Tracklist after the break.