Electric Zoo NY Artist Update: Armin Van Buuren – A State Of Trance Classics, Vol. 9 Out Now!

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ELECTRIC ZOO 2014
New York’s Electronic Music Festival
August 29, August 30 & August 31
Labor Day Weekend
@ Randall’s Island Park, NYC
#EZNY
Available Now: Armin Van Buuren – A State Of Trance Classics, Vol. 9 
Headlines Electric Zoo New York on Saturday, August 30
 

The name Armin Van Buuren conjures up endless beats, uplifting trance music, and the hottest mash-ups, and that is precisely what fans will have in store for them when he makes his highly anticipated return to Randall’s Island this Labor Day Weekend when the Grammy-nominated dance music powerhouse will take Electric Zoo’s Main Stage West for the fourth time Saturday, August 30.

The songs on his newest release A State Of Trance Classics, Vol. 9 were chosen by ASOT listeners from around the world. Armin van Buuren asked his 20 million strong listener base, coming from over 74 countries, to send suggestions for their favorite classics of all time. From this list, this album was born which includes other 2014 EZNY artists BT, Cosmic Gate, Dash Berlin, Paul van Dyk and W&W. Get your copy of A State Of Trance Classics, Vol. 9 on iTunes.

The ‘A State of Trance’ Classics series is a chance to remember just how life-changing the art form has been and will continue to be. Volume 9 contains four discs worth of groundbreaking content, spanning the most influential years of trance music. Remember that trance isn’t a genre, it’s a way of looking at music and life!
Listen to Armin Van Buuren’s radio show, A State of Trance weekly at 2pm ET on www.astateoftrance.com
Armin Van Buurn headlines Electric Zoo Festival, Friday August 29 at Randall’s Island Park, NYC.
 
For more info, please go to www.electriczoofestival.com.

 @ElectriczooNY #EZNY

About Electric Zoo
Established in 2009, the internationally renowned Electric Zoo Festival is New York City’s largest music festival, with more than 100,000 attendees and features the top names in electronic music, bringing a wide variety of acts from around the world and across the spectrum of electronic music’s various sub-genres. The first international edition of Electric Zoo took place in Mexico City, May 2014. This year’s 6th annual New York edition will feature over 125 acts and will be held on August 29, 30, and 31, 2014 at Randall’s Island Park.

AC Slater Announces Night Bass Fall 2014 North America Tour

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AC Slater and Party Like Us Records present 
 Night Bass Fall 2014 North America Tour
 Jack Beats, AC Slater, Hannah Wants, Kry Wolf

Tickets available at www.nightbasstour.com

[SoundCloud] AC Slater’s August 2014 Mix

This October, bass house champion AC Slater takes his Night Bass party on the road for the first time with Jack Beats, Hannah Wants and Kry Wolf. With AC Slater’s Night Bass parties popping off every month in Los Angeles, the Night Bass tour brings the crew’s tastemaking fusion of house music with the dirty basslines of UK garage across 12 cities in North America. Get a taste of the Night Bass sound with AC Slater’s August 2014 mix on Soundcloud here!

Named by LA Weekly as “the most exciting new dance party in the city,” AC Slater’s Night Bass parties have earned a reputation for inviting the freshest and most forward-thinking bass music from all over the world, with the focus placed firmly on the dancefloor. “Night Bass is my description for a mixture of house, garage, bassline and grime with a dash of old skool rave,” AC Slater tells LA Weekly. “Just fun bass music you can dance to.” In only a few months, Night Bass has evolved to be not just a party, but also a movement to bring it back to the basics of “people hearing the music and making their own experience” without unnecessary distractions. Showcasing the best artists embracing this vibe, the Night Bass tour offers a refreshing return to what’s gone missing from the North American dance scene: “The low-frequency genre ratchets up the energy level past purist house, but the dial stops midway to eleven – good news for those who’ve grown ‘tired of pumping their fists to festival EDM for years,’“ says Time Out Shanghai.

Jack Beats are the multiple award winning DJ duo made up of Niall Dailly (DJ Plus One of Scratch Perverts fame) and Ben Geffin (The Mixologists). They had an immediate and profound effect on the club scene when they teamed up in 2007, forging a unique style that exploded with the release of their remix of AC Slater’s “Jack Got Jacked.” The following ‘U.F.O’ EP secured Jack Beats’ reputation, defining the fantastically multi-stranded sound that’s all over their music. Citing diverse influences, Jack Beats have taken the hip hop aesthetic to the dance arena, drawing on the best in UK dance music from house, dubstep and drum & bass to create their own unique sound. Check out their recent remix of Danny Brown’s “Smokin & Drinkin” which premiered on Mixmag here.

AC Slater is the king of heavy bass house in America whose career kicked off with a bang in 2008, with his seminal remix of “Turn the Music Up” on Trouble & Bass becoming an instant anthem. His constant output of tracks and remixes includes his best-selling ‘Jack Got Jacked’ EP, a blatant declaration of the invasion of house music by all things bass (and the start of a lengthy friendship with Jack Beats). Fast forward to the present, AC has toured the globe several times and his tunes have been played at every major festival and club in the world. Slater’s tunes and guest mixes can regularly be heard on major radio stations across the world, including the UK’s BBC Radio 1 and Rinse FM and Australia’s Triple J. His crew Trouble & Bass and his own record label Party Like Us continue to release some of the most groundbreaking and forward-thinking bass-heavy dance music in the underground. Listen to his recent set from Diplo & Friends on BBC Radio 1 here.

UK’s Hannah Wants, notorious for her hard-hitting bass house style, is a self taught DJ from Birmingham. Over the past few years, as this new genre of house music has quickly risen to the forefront of the scene, Hannah has securely taking the reigns as its leading lady. Hannah’s newest release “Signs” with Chris Lorenzo feat. Janai is out now on Ultra Music (listen here), with her tracks and mixes continuing to create waves and gaining momentum with every release. One thing, amongst many, that sets Wants apart from other DJs is her continued free music that she pushes out to her followers, as she releases a meticulously crafted 24+ track ‘mixtape’ on her SoundCloud page bi-monthly, encompassing her favorite current tracks and taking listeners journey from start to finish. Renowned in the UK for her live DJ sets, Hannah brings her talent on the decks to the U.S. for the Night Bass tour.

Kry Wolf are fast becoming recognized as one of the UK’s most exciting underground players due to their distinctively creative and varied production style and consistently strong releases. Raising the bar with their smash “Turbosteppa,” a collaboration with Dirtybird label boss Claude VonStroke, the duo are also behind two of the most exciting labels around at the moment, Sounds of Sumo and Food Music. Obsessively putting in the studio hours, their productions have ranged from house to garage, bass, and experimental as they continually refuse to be pigeon-holed. With some of the biggest names in dance music dropping their tracks, the word of the Wolf is spreading fast. Check out their latest tracks “Citrus” and “Education” on Food Music here.

The Night Bass tour is sponsored by Massiv., a lifestyle brand with a positive message. A strength in numbers philosophy with a foundation in music. Rooted in Downtown Los Angeles, home of many of the most influential people in the cities emerging music scene. Massiv was born out of the idea that each individual pursuing their dreams and passions are not alone. Find out more at www.wearemassiv.com

Tickets available at www.nightbasstour.com

Night Bass North America Tour Dates
October 1 Montreal, Canada @ New City Gas
October 2 Denver, CO @ Beta
October 3 Brooklyn, NY @ Verboten
October 4 Toronto, Canada @ Tattoo *
October 5 Miami, FL @ Grand Central *
October 6 Boston, MA @ Royale
October 7 Austin, TX @ Republic
October 8 Vancouver, Canada @ Celebrities
October 9 San Diego, CA @ Fluxx
October 10 Los Angeles, CA @ Lot 613 *
October 11 Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey
October 12 San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine

* does not include Kry Wolf

For more on Night Bass

instagram.com/nightbassevents

For more on Jack Beats

soundcloud.com/jack-beats

For more on AC Slater

soundcloud.com/acslater

For more on Hannah Wants

soundcloud.com/hannah_wants

For more on Kry Wolf

TWO FRESH ‘BLIMPUS EP’ Out Now On SMOG Records, Premieres in Billboard & THUMP

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TWO FRESH ‘BLIMPUS EP’
Out Now On SMOG Records
Premieres in Billboard.com & THUMP
There are only a few constants in this existence. They include: The sun will rise, gas prices will go up, and Two Fresh will churn out fire.” - THUMP
 
Composed of twin brothers Kendrick and Sherwyn Nicholls, Two Fresh stands at the forefront of boundary-pushing beat-makers, propelling hip hop-infused electronic bass music into the future. Their six-track ‘Blimpus’ EP is available now on SMOG Records with remixes from Starkey, Lil Texas, and Atlantic Connection.
We like to describe ‘Blimpus’ as an introspective look on our childhood,” Kendrick tells Billboard.com. “The track is a carefree ode to just pure enjoyment of music, without the outline of modern day music.”
Built on a foundation of hip hop, Two Fresh’s sound seamlessly incorporates elements of sampling, a booming low end and catchy synth lines. Kicking off the EP, “Shotta” begins on a future bass tip, welcoming a harmonious range of synths. The track then breaks down to a half time beat, layering a wash of melodic strings, tropical pianos and a hint of jungle-laced snares (listen on SoundCloud/THUMP). “Blimpus” follows, with rhythmic percussion and synth pads that fluctuate in both sonics and texture, but still keeping the release’s warm, luscious aesthetic (listen on SoundCloud/Billboard.com). Leading with a bright, syncopated piano lick, the sounds of summer continue on with “To The Top.” Based around an eight-measure melody, the track builds on the simple concept with a triumphant chorus of chords.
On the flip side, the remixes give this release an extra jolt of freshness. Starkey injects his signature grit and glitch to “Blimpus,” giving it a darker, more sinister appeal with “crunchy bass throbs and the well-orchestrated interplay of crystal-clean percussive and vocal samples,” according to Billboard.com. Lil Texas brings the lush, garage vibes with hints of house and trap throughout his remix of “Blimpus.” And bringing the EP to a close is Atlantic Connection’s tempo-pushing edit of “Shotta” and his tech funk snares along with ‘90s pianos that may have you thinking the track was made in jungle, then dipped in rave.  
Two Fresh has amassed serious momentum between extensive touring with artists like Skrillex and 12th Planet, and performing at a slew of music festivals including Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Moogfest, SXSW, Dew Tour, Bumbershoot, DEMF, Starscape, Wakarusa, and Camp Bisco.
Watch the official video for “Blimpus,” directed by Strangeloop, on UKF’s YouTube channel here.
‘Blimpus’ is out now on iTunes, Beatport and all major online music retailers.
Catch Two Fresh’s record release party with Them Jeans, Penthouse Penthouse and Lil Texas at SOUND Nightclub in Hollywood on Thursday, July 31. Tickets are available at www.wantickets.com
BLIMPUS EP Tracklisting
1. Shotta
2. Blimpus
3. To The Top
4. Blimpus (Starkey remix)
5. Blimpus (Lil Texas remix)
6. Shotta (Atlantic Connection remix)

Beatport Stage Announced For Electric Zoo: New York’s Electronic Music Festival

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Beatport Stage Announced For Electric Zoo: New York’s Electronic Music Festival
August 29, 30, and 31, 2014 At Randall’s Island Park

Beatport, the principal online destination for electronic music culture, is pleased to announce it will for the first time host a stage at the 6th annual Electric Zoo Festival, New York City’s premier electronic music festival, produced by Made Event. Beatport and Made Event are both SFX Entertainment, Inc. companies.

Beatport is taking over the Riverside stage for the entirety of the three-day festival, held over Labor Day weekend, Aug. 29 – 31, at Randall’s Island Park in New York. The Beatport Stage lineup features up-and-comers like Sydney, Australia’s What So Not and UK deep house talents Gorgon City, as well as legendary names such as Paul Van Dyk, Robbie Rivera and Chase & Status. Over the three-day weekend, Electric Zoo will play host to more than 135 artists.

“From the biggest superstar to the aspirational DJ, or from progressive house to the most unique sub-genre, Beatport’s mission is to support all DJs, all styles, all genres,” said Beatport Executive Creative Director Clark Warner. “The Electric Zoo Festival is renowned for featuring the widest range of performers and music, which makes this a perfect match. We’re beyond proud to lend our name and support to this legendary event.”

“Beatport is the most recognized brand in dance music, so to have them be a part of this year’s Electric Zoo Festival is a very special feeling,” said Mike Bindra and Laura De Palma, co-CEOs of Made Event and creators of Electric Zoo. “Working with them has made it clear we share a common passion for this music and this community.”

The full lineup for the Beatport Stage at Electric Zoo is:

Friday, August 29th:
Gesaffelstein (DJ set)
Jamie XX
Bonobo (DJ set)
Fehrplay
Gorgon City
Jeremy Olander

Tensnake

Saturday, August 30th:
Paul van Dyk
Cosmic Gate
BT
Felix Cartal
Late Night Alumni
Le Castle Vania
Robbie Rivera
Sick Individuals

Swanky Tunes

Sunday, August 31st:
Chase & Status
Netsky
Been Trill
Heroes x Villians
Kove
Loudpvck
Milo & Otis
UZ

What So Not

Beatport has also created a custom landing page for the Electric Zoo Festival on Beatport.com (www.beatport.com/electriczoo) where fans can stream mixes from the performing DJs, browse DJ charts, see the official Electric Zoo trailer, and more.

Electric Zoo NY General Admission, VIP Experience, Platinum Experience 3-Day and Single-Day passes are on sale now at www.electriczoofestival.com.

For more info, please go to www.electriczoofestival.com.

 @ElectriczooNY #EZNY

About Electric Zoo

Established in 2009 by Made Event, the internationally renowned Electric Zoo Festival is New York City’s largest music festival, with more than 100,000 attendees and features the top names in electronic music, bringing a wide variety of acts from around the world and across the spectrum of electronic music’s various sub-genres. The first international edition of Electric Zoo took place in Mexico City, May 2014. This year’s 6th annual New York edition will feature over 125 acts and will be held on August 29, 30, and 31, 2014 at Randall’s Island Park. In November 2013, Made Event & Electric Zoo became part of the SFX network of companies focused on electronic music culture.

About Beatport
Beatport, an SFX Entertainment company, is the world’s leading online provider of music, tools and resources customized for the unique needs and demands of DJs. Available in more than 230 countries, our flagship digital music service features high-definition dance tracks—from the latest exclusives to deep catalogue cuts—by the world’s top and emerging artists. As a result, our sales charts serve as the industry barometer for what tracks are currently jumping in the clubs before crossing over into the mainstream.  The Beatport platform also offers tools to help DJs manage their careers, promote their productions and performances, and connect with the largest community of qualified fans on the planet. Founded in 2004, Beatport is based in Denver, CO, with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berlin and Tokyo. In March 2013, Beatport became part of the SFX network of companies focused on electronic music culture.

BALANCE 025: DANNY TENAGLIA + SUMMER 2014 TOUR DATES

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BALANCE 025: DANNY TENAGLIA
+ NORTH AMERICA SUMMER 2014 TOUR DATES 
(Balance Music/North American Release Date: September 16)
 
Few DJs have been so consistently revered as Danny Tenaglia. The fact that he’s never been out of favor with the house and techno fraternity is testament to what a talented and passionate selector he remains to this day, some 30 years since he began DJ’ing in his beloved Brooklyn, NYC. From those early years through the birth of tribal and progressive house through to his 4/4 eclecticism and more recent techno-focused output, he’s always remained in that esteemed and elite category of ‘a DJ’s DJ’. Honoring Balance with his first compilation in six years and adding to a body of mixes that includes some indisputable classics, Tenaglia continues the custom of bringing something truly special and unique to the critically acclaimed Australian series. 
 
It’s been six years since the release of his last compilation – a long time in anyone’s book. He puts it down to nothing more than the difficulties of juggling DJ’ing and producing – and when Balance came knocking, it was simply a case of timing and reputation. “When I was asked to do this for Balance, I did some research and felt a connection. Balance is a ‘quality, not quantity’ record label and I already respected all of the artists on their roster and thought it would be a great outlet for me to also share a bit of my journeys with people who passionately love dance music. I also appreciated the details that they put into each release.” Accordingly, he has meticulously re-edited almost every track on this engrossing double CD to imbue his own subtle level of extra detail into the proceedings, choosing to present his vision of the (largely) contemporary techno sound that has found him in such good fettle at places like Berghain and his current hometown’s key club, Output.
 
Tenaglia is still very much a traditionalist when it comes to the compilation format. “I still strongly believe that nothing will ever compare to the feeling you get when you pick up a record or disc, place it in your player, sit back and listen while holding on to the cover and reading the liner notes and looking at the photos” he says. “It takes people’s minds closer to what the true spirit and nature of the project is really all about. I also believe that is extremely important to avid fans and collectors to know as much info as possible regarding each track and who else may have been involved in the process. This is sadly missing from digital downloads. You almost never get to know anymore who the musicians, singers, engineers, and other important people involved are and way too often today the artist and remixers on many releases hog all the credit, and it’s just not fair. I never believed in that. When you give proper credit you receive proper credit.”
 
TRAKTOR has helped breathe new life into the art of DJ’ing for him, and its presence is clearly woven into this compilation’s DNA in the most creative of fashions. “TRAKTOR has me working harder than ever because now I take many of my favorite classics and find ways to blend them in with much of the new music I love today, which is basically what appears on this CD.” Citing the bursting of the minimal bubble as a turning point for techno, he says the genre’s less frenetic focus has likewise been a huge influence on him. “I could’ve never predicted this but I do feel that techno is most definitely better than ever. That’s mainly because the tempo has finally gotten below 130 BPM. This made techno more soulful, more swingin’, more bouncy and made you feel it like you never could’ve felt it at near 140 BPM.” Indeed, on this Balance mix, you’ll find a slew of cuts slowed down from 130 BPM and beyond to suit his chuggier pace.
 
Tenaglia wastes no time in making his desires known, the dramatic bass tones and seductive chimes of 04LM “Tragicaller” making for a commanding opener. The mood builds with the soft melodies of Reboot “Banging Ear Drums,” rhythm gaining weight until the gargantuan riffs of MRI “Es Geht Um Mehr” and Dosem’s anthemic rework of Hot Since 82 slice through mix. Things take a turn for the weirder as bugged out technoid grooves take center stage, Alex Under’s hard jacking stabs and Sanys’ atonal synth grunts leading us through darkness towards the teasing builds of Nicole Moudaber’s rolling “Movin’ On.” He lets a little of his tribal heritage shine through with a touch of Michel Cleis’ Basement Jaxx re-rub, before Thomas Schumacher’s twanging acid and diva vocals leads us towards a dubbed-out closer.
 
His second disc again teases tribalism in its early stages, finding the sweet spot between those infectious rhythms and the driving energy of techno, his re-editing magic now in full effect as the re-warped vocals of The Yellowheads “Red Light District” weave around a galloping groove and Antigone’s metallic refrains get some auxiliary support in the rhythm section. The ethereal tones and chattering breakbeats of Dax J “Dreamscape”appear like a beacon of light alongside these moodier textures, as does Laurent Garnier’s triumphant remix of Gregor Tresher’s “Nightcolors.” These moments of euphoria are tantalizingly fleeting though, as things get tripped out again through mind-bending snippets of Herva and 2 AM/FM, and through the deep techno of Craig McWhinney. It’s a brutal finale, leading through Jonas Kopp’s incessant thumping, Sin Sin’s heady energy and Exploit “UFO” pounding us into submission.
 
 
The tougher vibe embodied in this compilation may come as an initial shock to some Tenaglia fans, but it’s as oozing with charisma, atmosphere, sleaze, drama, emotion, tension and energy as anything he’s ever done. Repeated listens reveal hidden details, and it’s inspiring to hear someone who has been doing their thing for so long continuing to embrace the cutting edge while still weaving in lesser-known gems from the past.
 
 
Danny Tenaglia Tour Dates (*North America)
August 6 Ibiza, Spain @ Sankeys Ibiza
August 18 Aliga Beach, Hungary @ B my Lake Festival 2014
August 22 Manchester, UK @ Tribal Sessions Allnighter at Sankeys 
August 24 Ibiza, Spain @ We Love… Space Ibiza
*August 30 New York, NY @ Electric Zoo Festival
*September 12 Boston, MA @ Bijou
*September 13 Montreal QC @ Stereo
*September 19 Vancouver , BC @ Celebrities
*September 20 San Francisco, CA @ Public Works
September 28 Dusseldorf, Germany @ Kiesgrube 2014 - The Run To The Sun
 
 
Balance 025: Danny Tenaglia Tracklisting
CD1
1. 04LM – Tragicaller
2. Ugo Carrano – GBass
3. Reboot – Banging Ear Drum
4. Talismann – Zula
5. Cowboy Rhythmbox – Shake
6. Ø [Phase] – Dirtro II
7. MRI – Es Geht Um Mehr
8. Hot Since 82 – Planes & Trains (Dosem remix)
9. Kernel Key – Out of Body Experience
10. Gabriel D’Or & Bordoy – Element 84 (Alex Under remix)
11. Sanys – Dominance
12. Tom Laws – The Yellow Enemy
13. Pherox feat. Lee Curtiss – Black Copy
14. Nicole Moudaber – Movin’ On
15. Mancini (ManJas) – What I Think (Yamen & Eda remix)
16. Basement Jaxx – Mermaid of Salinas (Michel Cleis Isla Dub)
17. Thomas Schumacher – I’ll Do You
18. Dadub – Existence (Kangding Ray remix)
CD2
1. Architectural – 04.1
2. Funkndy – Station
3. Regis – Cold Water (Substance Version)
4. The Yellowheads – Red Light District 
5. Antigone – The Melody 
6. Antigone – The Time Merchant
7. Lewis Fautzi – Binary (Oscar Mulero remix)
8. Dax J – Dreamscape 
9. H.O. – Deletion 3
10. Gregor Tresher – Nightcolors (Garnier Without The B Devotions remix)
11. Herva – Snow and Clouds
12. 2 AM/FM – Acid Planes
13. Svreca – Overgang (Oscar Mulero remix)
14. Attemporal – ATT9 (Craig McWhinney remix)
15. Spear – Cognitive Dissonance (Miki Craven remix)
16. Brian Sanhaji – Datalogger (Jonas Kopp remix V1)
17. Sin Sin – Grounded
18. Exploit – UFO
Balance 025 International Release Dates
Australia - September 5, 2014
UK/Europe/Asia - September 15, 2014

USA - September 16, 2014