Hello, Rob here with another round up of EDM culture headlines that are catching my eye. Diplo, Sub Focus, OWSLA, Kenzie May, Fool's Gold Records, The Futuristic Polar Bears, Brodinski, Nick Catchdubs, Wynn Las Vegas, Encore Beach Club, Surrender, Tryst and XS Nightclubs, Rony Seikaly Sign To Nervous. Get ready to “like,” “+1,” Tweet, swap and share.
New Diplo EP Coming In June
New electronic music here. Diplo’s new six-track EP, “Express Yourself,” is officially set to drop June 12th on Mad Decent. Have a listen to the tune “Set It Off” featuring Lazerdisk Party Sex.
The EP features a laundry list of exciting collaborations, from dubstep superstars Datsik and Flinch to dancehall pioneer Elephant Man. The EP’s title track and Diplo's first foray into the booty-popping sound of New Orleans Bounce has close to 900,000 plays on Youtube. Impressive.
New On OWSLA—Sub Focus Featuring Kenzie May “Falling Down”
Just a quick share of “Falling Down,” the latest single from Skrillex's OWSLA imprint. Sub Focus shut it down at Coachella and is playing EDC this weekend… ready for the madness.
The Futuristic Polar Bears: Global Radio Show Week 61 featuring Diavlo (Stereo Productions)
Here’s the next installment of The Futuristic Polar Bears Global Radio show, it comes with a slamming guest mix from Diavlo (Stereo Productions).
Fool's Gold Records Opens "The Goldmine," A New Premium Digital Subscription Service
The service launches with exclusive Brodinski remix of Danny Brown’s “Die Like A Rockstar.” You can sign up for The Goldmine here.
For a low monthly subscription fee, you, the fan, get exclusive access to new Fool’s Gold music as high quality 320 mp3 / WAV downloads, plus tons of extras, including hand-picked selections from the label’s back catalog, exclusive content (remixes, accapellas, DJ sets), merch discounts, priority access to events, and whatever other surprises the Fool's Gold braintrust decides to cook up.
“The drip.fm system is elegant and easy,” says label co-founder Nick Catchdubs. “It's a service that A-Trak and I already use as DJs and fans, so adding Fool’s Gold to the mix was a perfect fit. The Gold is going to give longtime Fool’s Gold supporters even more music to dig, as well as turn on new fans to artists they might not have checked out otherwise.”
Preview stream of Brodinski's Danny Brown remix:
Wynn Las Vegas Presents Wynn Music Week, June 6-11
Encore Beach Club, Surrender, Tryst and XS Nightclubs is offering guests a great roster of DJs for their weeklong celebration of house music slash all things electronic music.
In case you haven’t noticed, the once hip-hop dominated dancefloors of Las Vegas (some might say the entertainment capital of the world) have buckled under the EDM culture pressure.
In celebration of this new found house music glory, Wynn Las Vegas day and nightlife venues are putting together “Wynn Music Week.” Encore Beach Club (open Friday through Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm), Surrender (open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 pm to 4 am), Tryst (open Thursday through Saturday from 10 pm to 4 am) and XS Nightclubs (open Friday through Monday from 10 pm to 4 am) will play host a high caliber of DJs from June 6-11.
The Wynn Music Week line-up includes:
June 6, 2012
• Surrender Nightclub presents Alesso.
June 7, 2012
• Surrender Nightclub presents Splash Dance, a night time pool party, with Bingo Players. Swimwear encouraged.
• Tryst Nightclub presents The Affair with Thomas Gold.
June 8, 2012
• Encore Beach Club presents Calvin Harris.
• Surrender Nightclub presents Steve Aoki.
• Tryst Nightclub presents Calvin Harris.
• XS Nightclub presents Sebastian Ingrosso.
June 9, 2012
• Encore Beach Club presents Steve Angello.
• Surrender Nightclub presents Calvin Harris.
• Tryst Nightclub presents Afrojack.
• XS Nightclub presents Steve Angello.
June 10, 2012
• Encore Beach Club presents Daystar Sundays with Tiësto.
• XS Nightclub presents Night Swim, an after-dark pool soiree, featuring the Jacked Party with Afrojack. Swimwear encouraged.
June 11, 2012
• Encore Beach Club opens for a special Monday party featuring Afrojack.
• XS Nightclub presents IN industry night featuring Skrillex.
Former NBA Star Rony Seikaly Signs With Nervous Records
The 14-track compilation Nervous Nitelife Presents Rony Seikaly features over 70% of Rony Seikaly’s own original productions and remixes. Look for it on June 5.
We’re told that when Seikaly wasn’t on the court during his NBA days, he was in the record shops, reading the top dance magazines (wonder what they were?) and driving around with dance mixes blasting from his car stereo.
Well apparently Seikaly turned his EDM culture hobby into a second career because he’s now playing at international house music club destinations like Club Liv in Miami and Pacha in ibiza. In addition to extensive DJ touring, Rony is also an accomplished producer whose Summer 2010 track “The World Is Beautiful” was frequently played on Pete Tong’s Radio 1 Show.
You can catch Seikaly this summer at his residencies at LIO in Ibiza and REVEL in Atlantic City. Plus these dates below:
5/22 Cielo New York City
5/25 Playhouse Los Angeles, CA
5/26 Wet Republic Las Vegas, NV
6/3 RX Pool Party/Delano Miami, FL
7/14 Southpointe The Hamptons, NY
7/15 Wet Republic Las Vegas, NV
7/21 Voyeur San Diego, CA
7/22 XIV Lon Angeles, CA
Justin Martin Announces “Ghettos & Gardens” World Tour
The dirtybird DJ will be hitting the road bringing his inimitable sound to a discothèque near you.
Already the debut two singles from Justin’s album, the eponymous “Ghettos & Gardens” and “Don’t Go,” have been receiving huge support from Annie Mac, Soul Clap, Maya Jane Coles, Jaymo, Will Saul and many many more, demonstrating dirtybird’s unique ability to unite a dancefloor.
After showcases in Los Angeles, Miami, London and San Francisco, that seemed to progressively raise the party bar, dirtybird is set to return to Detroit for a seriously sweaty after-hours session during Movement Festival on May 26. Joining Justin Martin on the decks will be label founder Claude VonStroke (who plays this year’s Movement Festival), Eats Everything, J. Phlip, Worthy and Leroy Peppers (Christian Martin).
After that Justin Martin will be hitting iconic venues such as London’s fabric, Manchester’s Sankeys, Miami’s Electric Pickle and more, before the dirtybird crew return to California to host a stage at LA’s HARD Festival.
05/19 Pyramid Lake @ Symbiosis Festival
05/25 Irvine @ Lightning in a Bottle Festival
05/26 Detroit @ dirybird showcase
06/01 Birmingham @ The Rainbow
06/02 Manchester @ Sankeys
06/09 London @ Fabric
06/15 Philadelphia @ Philadelphia Experiment
06/16 Washington DC @ U Hall
06/23 Miami @ Electric Pickle
06/24 Charlotte @ Dharma Lounge
06/29 Atlanta @ Masquerade
06/30 New Orleans @ Antipop
07/01 Toronto @ Keating Pub
07/06 San Francisco @ Monarch
07/14 Honolulu @ Asylum
07/20 open date for Europe
07/21 Ibiza @ Sankeys
07/27 Denver @ City Hall
07/28 NYC @ Verboten
08/03 San Francisco @ dirtybird
08/04 Los Angeles @ Hard Summer
08/05 Squamish, BC @ Basscoast
Simian Mobile Disco just released their new album Unpatterns via Wichita Recordings
The UK duo will be kicking off a North American Tour next week too, see dates below. And here’s “Pareidolia,” their fourth video from the album.
For iPhone and iPad users out there, the group collaborated with Kate Moross for an app that allows you to listen to Unpatterns in its entirety while playing with a host of custom designed patterns. Each pattern can be manipulated by touch screen, allowing you to create shifting and evolving interference patterns. The app can be downloaded here.
North American Tour Dates
May 23 Washington, DC - U Hall
May 24 Philadelphia, PA - Snacks @ Voyeur
May 25 New York, NY - Webster Hall
May 26 Montreal, QC - Lamouche
May 28 Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle
May 31 Denver, CO - Cervantes
Jun 01 Los Angeles, CA – Avalon Hollywood
Jun 02 San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
Jul 12 Toronto, ON - The Hoxton
Jul 13 Chicago, IL - The Mid
Jul 14 Pattersonville, NY - Camp Bisco