The Magnetic Daily: EDM Culture News—5.14.12



Hello from the Magnetic editorial desk. Here are some EDM culture headlines that crossed our desk today that are poised to be “liked,” “+1,” tweeted, swapped and shared. The future is being written in real-time, welcome to Magnetic magazine’s first daily update. Enjoy your weekend…

Thomas Gold remix of Miike Snow's “The Wave” out today on Axtone Records

Thomas Gold delivers a stadium-sized house music remix of “The Wave,” the standout track from Miike Snow’s critically acclaimed new album Happy To You. The tune dropped today exclusively via Beatport. It’s also going to be featured on Thomas Gold’s forthcoming debut Axtone Mix compilation, Axtone Presents Thomas Gold (out May 28). You can pre order the compilation here.

New Music Video From Kraak & Smaak Featuring Romanthony For “Built For Love”

New electronic music here: “Built For Love” will be released May 28 on Jalapeño Records and will feature remixes from Roach Motel (pseudonym of house music legends Farley & Heller) and Psychemagik. The single is off their third album Electric Hustle. Their previous singles “Let’s Go Back” and “Hold Back Love” are still making an appearance on the Beatport chart months after their release and their new EP “Kraak Beats Vol. 2” is curently charging up the chart.

A 10-film series dedicated to the legendary German band, Tangerine Dreams


A deserved revival of interest in German kosmiche musik has reached new heights lately, with a BBC documentary on the genre in 2009, Neu! reissues, the emergence of previously unreleased Can material, and most recently, an eight-night Kraftwerk show at MoMA. In this climate, the influence of Tangerine Dream on today’s music scene cannot be understated. The pulsating drive of the group’s work has undoubtedly reached a broad range of musicians, including Detroit Techno acts like Juan Atkins (Model 500), UK electronic acts like The Orb, Underworld, and Orbital, and contemporary electronic artists like Emeralds, Caribou, and the Chromatics. For film buffs, it is time to reclaim the synthesizer score as the sound of the 80s, and to rediscover Tangerine Dream’s prodigious soundtrack output as the high point of the cinema’s ambient moment.

The showcase is being presents by BAMcinématek on June 1 —7 and includes the North American premiere of Philippe Garrel’s Le berceau de cristal, music by Ash Ra Tempel (Manuel Gottsching) starring Nico and Anita Pallenberg.

Over 40 years and a lot more albums, Tangerine Dream composed more than 30 film scores, starting in 1977 with William Friedkin’s Sorcerer. To celebrate the group’s US tour this July, BAMcinématek presents a week-long series of films featuring Tangerine Dream’s cosmic, ethereal, moving, and often contrapuntal scores, from 1981’s Thief, by Michael Mann, to 1988’s Reagan-era apocalypse vision Miracle Mile, by Steve De Jarnatt.

As a special bonus, the series features three films scored with what Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese dubbed kosmiche musik, including the North American premiere of Philippe Garrel’s Le berceau de cristal (The Crystal Cradle, 1975—Jun 6), with music by Ash Ra Tempel, and Douglas Trumbull’s cult sci-fi debut, Silent Running (1972—Jun 7), an inspiration for Klaus Schulze of Ash Ra Tempel and Tangerine Dream. Silent Running will screen with the short that partially influenced it, Rolf Forsberg’s Ark (1970).


Gold Panda Releases “Mountain/Financial District” Single + Summer Tour Dates

Following the release of his hugely acclaimed debut LP Lucky Shiner back in 2010, a record that won The Guardian’s First Album Award, Gold Panda has announced a new 7-inch “Mountain/Financial District” and a selected tour of live dates and festival appearances. The Berlin-based producer will be playing both Field Day and Parklife Festivals in the UK in early June before travelling around Europe’s EDM festival circuit and a run of dates in the US this summer.


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“Financial District”

The digital version drops on May 14th/15th while the 7-inch version is available June 11th/12th from Ghostly International worldwide.

Tour Dates:

05.27 Detroit, MI @ Movement Festival
06.02 London, UK @ Field Day Festival
06.10 Manchester, UK @ Parklife Festival
06.23 Clonmellon, IE @ Body & Soul Festival
06.30 Evreux, FR @ Le Rock Dans Tours Ses Etats Festival
07.07 Amsterdam, NL @ Pitch Festival
07.26 Miami, FL @ Bardot
07.27 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
07.28 Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
07.29 Tygh Valley, OR @ White River Canyon
08.01 Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
08.02 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
08.04 Salzburg, AT @ STUCK!Festival
08.19 Leicester, UK @ Summer Sundae Festival
08.30 Pula, HR @ Outlook Festival
09.02 San Francisco, CA @ FYF Festival
09.09 Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival
10.05 Vienna, AT @ Waves Festival
10.12 Bologna, IT @ Robot Festival


K-Klass & Rob Nutek “La Luna”

House music mavens K-Klass need no introduction, regular DJs at the legendary Hacienda Nightclub in Manchester, they have toured the world with Cream and have over two decades of hits including classics such as “Let me Show You” and “Rhythm is a Mystery.”

Here they are teaming up with Rob Nutek to deliver a huge slab of percussive house music that has been given the works on this remix from the up and coming Sick Elektrik duo, it's punchy, powerful, peak time tech house that borders on techno. Think Space Ibiza. Look for the new slab of electronic music on May 28th via Whartone Records.

Flight Facilities Drop New Video For “With You”

After the teaser video floating around EDM culture circles for a few weeks now, the official video is here. And here it is, a fully animated short film that tells a story about love, loss...and robots. The song (featuring Grovesnor on vocals) was released today via Future Classic. The package includes the original, an extended mix and several remixes. Germany's David August, the 20 year old wiz kid on cult Hamburg label Diynamic, enters with a pitch shifted druggy flip on the original. Danny Daze is the man behind the huge Hot Creation house music anthem "Your Everything" and has found the Todd Edwards within for his 5AM mix, while UK duo MAM (Matt Hughes and Miguel Campbell) bring it back with a chunky bass and Rhodes summer anthem.

MTVU’s The Freshmen Contest—Go Vote!

Shout out to Dani Deahl for her video for “ “Diplo Hates You” being in the running for MTVU's The Freshmen contest! You can check out the page here. Vote for her!

Get More: www.mtvu.com

Mayer Hawthorne Drops Video For "Henny & Gingerale"

Soul crooner Mayer Hawthorne gets back his DJ roots in an ode to the potent Hennessy and ginger ale cocktail in his new video for “Henny & Gingerale,” off of his latest album How Do You Do.


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