BBC Radio 1 has more to offer week-to-week than Pete Tong’s regular duties, or slots manned by the likes Zane Lowe and Annie Nightingale. Taking Thursday nights’ Residency broadcast to the next level, BBC will double the doses beginning in January. Kicking off 2014 with an all-star cast, Residency will now occupy airwaves from 9pm-10pm in addition to the usual midnight mix on Thursday night’s. Promising the best in dance music, the revamped radio show will kick off on January 9th with guests Nervo and Steve Angello, followed by a line-up consisting of James Blake, George FitzGerald, and others.
Already a favorite in Size Records’ frontman Steve Angello’s live sets, Marcus Schossow, Mike Hawkins, and Pablo Oliveros‘ “Ulysses” is seeing its official preview. Destined to become another landmark release for the imprint, which has littered Beatport with stunning productions during 2013, “Ulysses” is a melody laced big room show-stopper from three producers who have all had notable years. The track will mark another release for Steve Angello’s Size Records in a year that it has released one quality production after another and continues to build its already impressive roster of talent.
Release date: TBA
Just a few weeks away from hectic holiday season, Insomniac has finally confirmed their White Wonderland New Year’s Eve celebration. Lineup rumors and concerns about the event’s absence in the NYE events roster can finally be laid to rest, as the full overlay of headliners has been unveiled. This Southern California event stays true to tradition by asking attendees to dress in all white attire to ring in 2014 with their headlining talent and a strictly 21+ crowd. This year, ATB, Congorock, Cosmic Gate, Dash Berlin, Laidback Luke and Steve Angello will light up the stage at the ‘New Year’s Eve gala.’ Tickets will go on sale on November 23rd here.
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Now in its 25th year and still drawing thousands of artists, industry professionals and fans from across the globe, Amsterdam Dance Event remains crucial to the industry calendar. With a considerably more ‘work’ focused agenda than its American cousins, the play-hard factor of ADE remains a huge pull to labels, artists and even fans looking to get stuck in amongst this professional dance mecca. For 2013, however, the festival agenda has flown into positive overdrive. With a record number of parties from across the industry spectrum set to keep heads from pillows throughout the conference, our editors banded together to scope the events you should be hitting across the five-day event. (more…)
Inaugural X label contributor Trent Cantrelle is back with a long overdue to the double-sided Nice & Close EP for Steve Angello’s latest label venture. Though returning with just one track for the label, “Born,” calls upon Stacy Barthes to test the waters of vocal house music and its compatibility with the unpolished twist we have come to expect from the imprint to date. Hypnotic vocals and sluggish beats in motion, the North American producer opts for docile opulence over the peak time hallmarks more recently adopted by X’s ever-expanding roster. This, however, is part of what makes Cantrelle not only one of the more versatile house advocates of the time, but a welcome face at a label assisting the forward motions of underground dance music.
After opening the floodgates to Steve Angello’s latest musical brainchild with the Nice & Close EP back in May, Trent Cantrelle is back in full-effect for X with a fresh vocal cut for the final quarter of 2013. In the wake of X’s definitive first strike, “Born” offers the North American producers attempts at uniting underground aptitude with universal properties. Stacy Barthe’s topline in no way digresses from the slick and rhythmically refined undertones of Cantrelle’s musical compass, instead wrapping around the tracks filtered melodies and high-end grooves to forge a more intimate shade of melodic house music from this impending label veteran. (more…)
If you want to talk the cutting edge of British house music’s underground elite, Sonny Wharton remains a poignant first point of reference. Last found strutting his stuff for Skint Records for “Rain Dance,” the Fatboy Slim-approved breakout joins Steve Angello’s X imprint more than three-years after debuting on Size Records alongside Paul Thomas and Ant Brooks. True to the label’s recently established penchant for cuts left of field, “Take A Look” employs deep grooves and poignant sample work, scoping yet another dance floor weapon to take shape on Angello’s more unconventional musical battlefield. Taking his recent footsteps into account, Wharton’s latest offering reaffirms his stance as one of the UK’s brightest hopes for thoroughbred house music’s re-intervention of the digital market. (more…)
Back with his latest release since the massive “SLVR,” Steve Angello has handled remix duties for Chase & Status‘s latest single, “Count On Me.” While fans normally expect one of two styles from Steve — either his late night tech sounds or his anthemic hits — his latest work doesn’t stick to the script. His take on “Count On Me” boasts a gritty, beat driven allure powered by ferocious electro. Similar to his edit of Nari & Milani’s “Kendo,” Steve’s gift to Chase & Status has been tested and proven as nothing short of aggressive.
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