Nicole Moudaber’s ‘Silent Sigh’ EP Out Now (MOOD Records) + Awakenings, MMW & Coachella Dates

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Nicole Moudaber’s ‘Silent Sigh’ EP Out Now on MOOD Records!
Plus Awakenings, Miami Music Week & Coachella Dates
[Soundcloud] Nicole Moudaber – Silent Sigh EP – Preview here
[Beatport] Nicole Moudaber – Silent Sigh EP – Purchase here

In the MOOD Episode 92 Live from Last Night On Earth at The BPM Festival 2016 – Listen here

Nicole Moudaber’s start to 2016 has been full throttle; ringing in NYE at Heart Nightclub in Miami, an open to close set at Stereo Montreal then flying south of the border playing two shows during the music industry’s pinnacle winter event, The BPM Festival in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Nicole’s special beachfront sunset set during Sasha’s Last Night On Earth at Martina Beach Club can be watched via Be-At TV here. She also had the honor of playing an extended final set at the annual Official BPM Closing party at Blue Parrot closing out the 10-day marathon festival. Now the MOOD Record’s boss has released her first full-length solo EP in several months, ‘Silent Sigh’ EP available exclusively via Beatport.
“Silent Sigh” kicks off the EP with an unhurried build, filled with Nicole’s characteristically dusty textures wrapping around stoic kicks. Stark, metallic designs echo in and out, before an even darker, sub-laden kick pressure pushes the track into a powerful climax. “Move A Little Closer” displays Nicole’s skill for utilising vocals to forge a sense of intimacy and atmosphere without letting up on either pace or power. A thudding bassline and hi-hats underpin the track’s whispering, seductive samples, whilst gradual ice blast pads add depth to the production. A long-player at 10 minutes, the “Move A Little Closer” layers of build-up pay off with a mind-bending, extended breakdown of space age synths.
Closing the EP is “More Ways Than One”, with a dose of undiluted techno at its best. Deep and dark, “More Ways Than One” shows Nicole’s skill for arranging her productions so that every detail has maximum effect. Initially released as a free download to show Nicole’s appreciation for everyone who supported her throughout 2015.
There’s no limits for Nicole’s 2016 horizon. This February she’ll be playing the US debut ofAwakenings NYC at Hammerstein Ballroom on Valentine’s Day back-to-back with Victor Calderone, in addition to North American tour stops at Shrine in Connecticut, Philly’s Rumor, Story in Miami and returning to Mexico for Insomniac’s EDC Mexico. Stay tuned for more information as Nicole will bring her annual MoodDAY and MoodNIGHT events to Miami Music Week 2016! Fans can rejoice as the techno connoisseur makes her awaited return to Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival where Nicole will perform with Skin of Skunk Anansie both weekends in the desert. Nicole and Skin released their acclaimed collaborative ‘BREED’ EP  in fall 2015.
Nicole Moudaber’s ‘Silent Sigh’ EP is out now exclusively via Beatport.
Nicole Moudaber Tour Dates
January 29  Basel, Switzerland @ Schallplatz
January 30  Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Klokgebouw – Awakenings
February 6  London, UK @ XOYO (Scuba Residency)
*February 14  New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom – Awakenings (B2B Victor Calderone)
*February 25  Mashantucket, CT @ Shrine
*February 26  Philadelphia, PA @ Rumor
*February 27  Miami, FL @ Story
*February 28  Mexico City, Mexico @ EDC Mexico
March 5  Itajai, Santa Catarina, Brazil @ Warung Beach Club
*March 17  Miami, FL @ Miami Music Week TBA MoodDAY
*March 19  Miami, FL @ Miami Music Week TBA MoodNIGHT
March 25  Brno, Czech Republic @ Apokalypsa
March 26  Belgrade, Serbia @ Magician Depo MoodRAW
March 27  Nova Gorica, Slovenia @ Marco Polo
*April 15  Indio, CA @ Coachella
*April 22  Indio, CA @ Coachella
April 26  Maastricht, Netherlands @ Muziekgieterij
May 4  Cologne, Germany @ Odonien
May 5  Sofia, Bulgaria @ Inter Expo Center
May 6  Istanbul, Turkey @ Kloster
May 7  Beirut, Lebanon @ Grand Factory
June 24  Zurich, Switzerland @ Club Bellevue
June 26  Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Awakenings Festival
July 23  Herzogenaurach, Germany @ Open Beatz Festival
*Denotes North American date
Nicole Moudaber performs at Sasha’s Last Night On Earth Showcase at The BPM Festival 2016 (Martina Beach Club)
Photo credit: aLIVE Coverage for TheBPMFestival.com

Nicole Moudaber performs at Sasha’s Last Night On Earth Showcase at The BPM Festival 2016 (Martina Beach Club)
Photo credit: aLIVE Coverage for TheBPMFestival.com

Nicole Moudaber plays an extended closing set at the 2016 Official BPM Festival Closing Party (Blue Parrot)
Photo credit: aLIVE Coverage for TheBPMFestival.com

Radiohead To Headline Secret Solstice, Adds 32 New Acts + Midnight Sun Boat Party

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Radiohead To Headline Secret Solstice 2016, Adds 32 New Acts
+ Exclusive Side Parties
Midnight Sun Boat Party *new*
Into The Glacier
Secret Lagoon Party

Radiohead

Iceland’s Secret Solstice festival has unveiled its third phase lineup announcement for 2016, which organizers say is the biggest in the festival’s history since launching in 2014. This includes headliners UK rock heavyweights Radiohead in their Icelandic debut this June.

In total, 32 new acts have been added including Radiohead, Róisín Murphy, Afrika Bambaataa, Kelela, and Action Bronson  from abroad, plus Icelandic artists Bang Gang, Mammút, Fufanu, Rix, Faces Of Walls, and many others. This brings the announced set of names to 92 in total, with more to be announced.

The event’s third edition is set for June 17th-19th, 2016, in the center of Iceland’s capital city Reykjavík. Held over the summer solstice weekend, in Iceland this means three full days of never-ending daylight due to the close proximity to the Arctic Circle, which has wowed visitors from all over the world for the past three years.

A host of ticketing options are available for the 2016 event, with 3-day passes starting from 24,900kr (approx £133/$190/€175), VIP passes at 34,900kr (approx £188/$267/€246), or for those wanting the ultimate experience, exclusive Óðinn Super-VIP tickets limited to only 50 guests at 129,900kr (approx £652/$990/€923). The festival recently also announced their Package Of The Gods for only three people to add on additional luxury options to their festival experience, though it comes at a premium price of 1.5 million Icelandic krona, around $11,500 USD.

The festival has also announced the addition of its third and final side event in the form of the Midnight Sun Boat Party, a late-night DJ event on a boat that takes guests out into the Atlantic to watch the sun touch the horizon after midnight. With only 200 tickets on offer, this will likely be a truly unique experience for a handful of festival guests to add on top of the main event.

This adds to the already announced world’s only party inside a glacier – Secret Solstice presents Into The Glacier – as well as the Secret Lagoon Party, at a geothermal pool in Iceland’s oldest volcano-powered nature bath outside of Reykjavík. Tickets for both exclusive events are close to sold out, so get them while supplies last!

Foreign guests traveling to Iceland for this year’s event over the summer solstice weekend have more choice than ever when it comes to travel options, with both Gaman Travel and Festicket offering discounted deals including event passes, accommodation, and flights. Apart from standard hostel and hotel options, guests can stay as close to the action as possible with on-site camping from as little as 9,900kr (approx £53/$75/€70) for the entire event weekend.

Here are the third phase lineup additions for Secret Solstice 2016:

Radiohead [UK]

Róisín Murphy [IE]
Action Bronson [US]
Afrika Bambaataa [US]
Kelela [US]
Matt Tolfrey [UK]
Bang Gang [IS]
Mammút [IS]
Fufanu [IS]
Rix [IS]
Plastic Love [US]
Clovis [US]
Dr.Spock [IS]
MANT [UK]
Bones [CA]
Faces of Walls [IS]
RVK Soundsystem [IS]
DJ Hendrik [IS]
Pink Street Boys [IS]
Halleluwah [IS]
Einar Indra [IS]
Gervisykur [IS]
Valby Bræður [IS]
Mosi Musik [IS]
Dalí [IS]
Stefán Karel [IS]
Auður [IS]
Átrúnaðargoðin [IS]
TRPTYCH [IS]
Kíló [IS]
Rímnaríki [IS]
Since When [US]

Full Lineup for Secret Solstice 2016:

Radiohead [UK]

Deftones [US]
Of Monsters And Men [IS]
Jamie Jones [UK]
Skream [UK]
Róisín Murphy [IE]
Action Bronson [US]
Kerri Chandler [US]
Goldie [UK]
Lady Leshurr [UK]
Richy Ahmed [UK]
Visionquest [US]
Edu Imbernon [ES]
Bernhoft [NO]
Afrika Bambaataa [US]
Apollonia [FR]
Santé [DE]
Deetron [CH]
Darius Syrrosian [UK]
Derrick Carter [US]
Kelela [US]
Bang Gang [IS]
Mammút [IS]
Högni Egilsson [IS]
Agent Fresco [IS]
Benoit & Sergio [FR/US]
Lil Louis [US]
Úlfur Úlfur [IS]
AmabAdamA [IS]
Lee Curtiss [US]
Ryan Crosson [US]
Matt Tolfrey [UK]
Shaun Reeves [US]
Kúra [IS]
Fufanu [IS]
Ylja [IS]
Emmsjé Gauti [IS]
Droog [US]
Sidney Charles [DE]
Midland [UK]
wAFF [UK]
Maxxi Soundsystem [UK]
Chez Damier [US]
Marshall Jefferson [US]
Soffía Björg [IS]
Herra Hnetusmjör [IS]
Dr.Spock [IS]
Will Saul [UK]
Youandewan [UK]
Axel Flóvent [IS]
Shades of Reykjavík [IS]
Glowie [IS]
Exos [IS]
Bensol [IS]
Voyeur [UK]
Artwork [UK]
Yamaho [IS]
Rix [IS]
Plastic Love [US]
Clovis [US]
Bones [CA]
MANT [UK]
Þriðja Hæðin [IS]
Faces of Walls [IS]
RVK Soundsystem [IS]
DJ Hendrik [IS]
Pink Street Boys [IS]
Halleluwah [IS]
Lily The Kid [IS]
Vaginaboys [IS]
GKR [IS]
Stephane Ghenacia [FR]
Lily Of The Valley [IS]
EinarIndra [IS]
Gervisykur [IS]
Valby Bræður [IS]
Mosi Musik [IS]
Alvia Islandia [IS]
DJ Kári [IS]
Frímann [IS]
Casanova [IS]
French Toast [UK]
Dalí [IS]
Stefán Karel [IS]
Marc Roberts [UK]
Captain Syrup [IS]
Auður [IS]
Átrúnaðargoðin [IS]
TRPTYCH [IS]
Kíló [IS]
Rímnaríki [IS]
Since When [US]

More to be announced!

For guests traveling from the (UK/USA/EU), Secret Solstice has full package deals available now starting at only 83,500kr (approximately $650USD), with departure locations including London, Washington D.C., Boston, Amsterdam, Toronto, and many others.

Secret Solstice 3 Day Passes, VIP, Camping and special event tickets are on sale now at secretsolstice.is, while supplies last!

About Secret Solstice
Secret Solstice is an Icelandic music festival that is being held for the third time on June 17-19, 2016 in the city of Reykjavík. It showcases both established artists as well as exciting up-and-coming talent over the course of three days in the 24 hour midnight sun during the summer solstice. It‘s themed after the Norse religion and mythology of old. It‘s set to deliver a unique party atmosphere filled with great entertainment.

Lauren Lane’s ‘Diary Of A Mad Woman’ EP Out on Edible Records (January 29)

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Lauren Lane’s ‘Diary Of A Mad Woman’ EP

Out on Edible Records (January 29)
Listen to Lauren Lane’s “Diary Of A Mad Woman” via Mixmag
“This cheeky instrumental jam is a definite earworm” – Mixmag
“Far from a newcomer to the scene, Lauren’s release arrives at the right time and place as the US finally readies to offer a matured ear for underground sounds this year, giving her an upper hand on truly dominating as a shining American techno pioneer in 2016.” – Mixmag

Lauren Lane kicked off 2016 in massive fashion with stellar performances at nightlife institution Pacha NYC’s official closing party, as well as The BPM Festival’s celebrated Ya’ah Muul Jungle event and daytime closing party, earning her immediate recognition in Mixmag’s 10 most unforgettable moments of BPM 2016 and Pulse Radio’s “5 Breakout Stars of The BPM Festival 2016”. Now, she releases her hotly anticipated ‘Diary Of A Mad Woman’ EP on Eats Everything and Nick Harris’ new Edible Records label out January 29.

With the title track “Diary Of A Mad Woman” — listen via Mixmag premiere here and Soundcloud clip here — getting recent spins by Jamie Jones, Marco Carola, Stacey Pullen, and Russ Yallop at The BPM Festival, the release displays Lauren’s production prowess throughout three tracks. The lead track kicks off with a groove, with deft keys providing a simple melody, while soft ambient touches cushion slamming beats and a driving sub-bass. “The Right Kind Of Weird” keeps the energy up with an infectious bassline dusted with micro samples, transposing ride cymbals and subtle keys. The digital release features a third offering, “FOMO,” which plunders into similar territory, with the playful arrangement, choppy dialogue and booming bass captivating listeners, as the electro tinged beats weave their charm.

Cutting her teeth on the NYC house circuit, and moving on to Hollywood’s Sound Nightclub where she was a resident, LA-based Lauren Lane has become a regular on the festival circuit, taking on Coachella, The BPM Festival, Burning Man, TomorrowWorld and more, as well as regular club spots around Ibiza, Europe, South and North America. Look out for more to come this year from Lauren, named by Mixmag as “a shining American techno pioneer in 2016” in their feature on “Eight Artists Taking American Dance Music To The Next Level in 2016” and catch her at one of the tour dates below.

Lauren Lane ‘Diary Of A Mad Woman’ EP on Edible Records (EDIBLE002)
  1. Diary Of A Madwoman
  2. Fomo
  3. The Right Kind Of Weird

Lauren Lane ‘Diary Of A Mad Woman’ is available now on vinyl via juno.co.uk.

Lauren Lane Upcoming Tour Dates
February 8 Itajai, Brazil @ Warung Beach Club
February 12 San Francisco, CA @ Public Works
February 27 London, England @ ANTS London Launch Party at Electric Brixton
March 4 Chicago, IL @ Spybar
March 5 Atlanta, GA @ Soundtable
March 9-13 St. Maarten @ SXMusic Festival

The BPM Festival 2016 Full Day & Night Event Schedule, Live Streaming, Green Team + More

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The BPM Festival 2016
Full Day & Night Event Schedule
Live Streaming on BE-AT.TV and Ibiza Sonica Radio
Plus Green Team Initiatives and Official Mobile App
January 8-17, 2016
Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
#BPM2016

The BPM Festival Podcast 42 – Soul Clap – listen here!

BPM Day & Night Event Schedule

 

The BPM Festival announces the complete day and night events schedule for its 2016 edition in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Now in its ninth year, The BPM Festival 2016 brings together fans from 72 countries to experience over 430 artists at more than 80 showcases spanning ten days from January 8-17, 2015.

Special Thanks To Title Sponsor Bud Light

“Without a doubt, Bud Light and BPM Festival are two brands that specialize in offering great music experiences and have earned the love of the public. We are thrilled to bring the alliance between the world’s best-selling light beer and one of the biggest electronic music festivals in Mexico. It’s very important for us to keep positioning Bud Light among the electronic music scene, and there’s no better way to do it, than with a partner that has shown its professionalism and expertise in creating great music events. With this partnership we hope that all who attend the festival will be able to enjoy a unique experience that includes ten days of great music and refreshing beer. This is the beginning of a long term relationship in which The BPM Festival will be the perfect vehicle to expand and reach out new markets” - Nicolas Mamboury, Bud Light’s Brand Director

Live Streaming

The BPM Festival is proud to partner for the fourth consecutive year with BE-AT.TV, streaming video and audio live from some of the best parties in Playa Del Carmen from all ten days of the event. These broadcasts, featuring 16 events and over 60 artists, available both live and on demand, will bring electronic music fans the full BPM festival experience, featuring the world’s biggest underground labels and rising stars. Visit www.be-at.tv/schedule for BE-AT.TV’s full BPM 2016 live stream schedule and check out the poster below.

Ibiza Sonica Radio also returns to The BPM Festival as an official media partner, covering all day 10 days with non-stop, 24-hour-a-day broadcast dedicated to the festival. Listen in atwww.ibizasonica.com. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Ibiza Sonica Radio, along with Pioneer DJ, will also host its own Ibiza Sonica 10 Years Showcase at the Salsanera Roof Top on January 16, featuringYousef, The Mekanism, Igor Marijuán (director and founder of Ibiza Sonica Radio), Valentin Huedo and Mexico’s Xavier Fux.

BPM Green Team Initiatives

 

The BPM Festival and Lamerced Recreativa have teamed up to create environmental awareness and keep our beaches clean as we dance under the sun and stars. Last year, BPM recycled 4,755 kg and relocated 185 tons of trash. This year, look for the 75-person strong BPM Green Team, in the parties and on the beach. Please lend a hand and keep Playa beautiful. LEAVE NO TRACE!

Official Mobile App

 

For set times, festival map, late-breaking news and pop-up parties — download our official The BPM Festival mobile app, now available for iPhone and Android. Get the app now to receive special guest DJ announcements during the festival, plus a handy event scheduler, camera with fun photo filters, radio section featuring exclusive mixes from BPM artists, weather forecasts, and a convenient Buy Tickets feature to purchase tickets to the festival.

For more info, go to www.thebpmfestival.com.
About The BPM Festival

The BPM Festival is an annual ten day and night electronic music festival, founded by Craig Pettigrew and Philip Pulitano, held in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. This global gathering of DJs, producers, revelers and industry professionals has become a must for any music lover with a discerning taste for quality electronic dance music.  BPM parties are hosted both day and night at multiple venues in Playa Del Carmen, a picturesque beach town that runs along miles of soft white sand beaches and sparkling turquoise waters on the Mayan Riviera. The town offers a variety of luxurious and affordable boutique hotels and condos, and endless options for dining and tourism, including: ancient Mayan ruins, cenotes, aquatic sports and eco tourism. In 2013, The BPM Festival won ‘International Festival’ from the DJ Awards in Ibiza and in 2014 was nominated by International Dance Music Awardsfor ‘Best Music Event.’ Now entering its ninth year, The BPM Festival (January 8-17, 2016) continues to be a dance music lover’s tropical paradise and the perfect winter getaway.

Apollonia Countdown to The BPM Festival 2016

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Apollonia Countdown to The BPM Festival 2016
December 31 – New Year’s Eve @ Stereo Montreal  
January 1 – New Year’s Day @ Verboten New York
January 2 – Music On @ Story, Miami
January 3 @ Storyland – Cartagena, Columbia
January 9 – The BPM Festival Presents Ya’ah Muul
January 16 – THUMP presents Apollonia @ The BPM Festival
Apollonia In The Mixmag Lab London LIVE – stream here & on demand!

Apollonia: Dyed Soundorom, Shonky, Dan Ghenacia
Photo Credit: Kevin Lake
Apollonia is gearing up to close out 2015 with an all night set at Stereo Montreal on December 31, before heading back stateside to join in the festivities on New Year’s Day at Verboten New York on January 1, 2016. The French trio (composed of Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom and Shonky) just completed a North American tour and recently brought what Mixmag calls “the freshest tech-house and retro Christmas jumpers” to their own Lab London – stream it here.

Next March, Apollonia will release highly anticipated remixes of their debut album Tour à Tour with a three-part EP series on their Apollonia Music label, featuring reworks by The Martinez Brothers, Charles Webster, Hold Youth, Mike Shannon, Terrence:Terry: and more.

The trio will also make their triumphant return to The BPM Festival 2016 at The BPM Festival presents Ya’ah Muul with (in alphabetical order) Bas Ibellini, Caleb Calloway, Dino G & Garrett B, Guy Gerber, Lauren Lane, Luciano, Paul Kalkbrenner, Tale Of Us, The Martinez Brothers, and Who at The Jungle on January 9, and THUMP presents Apollonia showcase at Canibal Royal in Playa del Carmen, Mexico on January 16 alongside Molly and Taimur Agha.

December 31, 2015
Apollonia (All Night Long)
Stereo Montreal
858 Rue Sainte-Catherine E
Montréal, QC H2L 2E3, Canada
2 am – 10 am

Tickets available while supplies last via www.stereonightclub.net

January 1, 2016
Apollonia / Alexkid (live) / LBAW
Verboten New York
53 N. 11 St.
Brooklyn, NY 11249
10 am

Tickets available while supplies last at verbotennewyork.com

January 2, 2016

Marco Carola / Apollonia
Story
136 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Tickets available while supplies last at flavorus.com

January 3, 2016

Storyland Festival
Cartagena, Colombia

Tickets available while supplies last at www.storyland.com.co

January 9, 2016

The BPM Festival Presents YA’AH MUUL
in alphabetical order: Apollonia / Bas Ibellini / Caleb Calloway / Dino G & Garrett B / Guy Gerber/ Lauren Lane / Luciano / Paul Kalkbrenner / Tale Of Us / The Martinez Brothers / Who
Playa del Carmen, Mexico @ The BPM Festival

Tickets available while supplies last at tixr.com

January 16, 2016

THUMP Presents Apollonia
Apollonia / Molly / Taimur Agha
Playa del Carmen, Mexico @ The BPM Festival

Tickets available while supplies last at tixr.com

Apollonia Upcoming Dates

December 29 Berlin, Germany @ Arena Berlin
December 31 Montreal, Canada @ Stereo
January 1 New York, NY @ Verboten
January 2 Miami, FL @ Story
January 3 Cartegena, Colombia @ Storyland Festival
January 9 Playa del Carmen, Mexico @ The BPM Festival – The BPM Festival Presents YA’AH MUUL

January 16 Playa del Carmen, Mexico @ The BPM Festival – THUMP Presents Apollonia