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.
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
* does not include Kry Wolf
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:
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.
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.
*September 13 Montreal QC @ Stereo
*September 19 Vancouver , BC @ Celebrities
*September 20 San Francisco, CA @ Public Works
USA - September 16, 2014