London based DJ Vanilla Ace, has curated the third Hard Summer 2014 installment to gear up for LA’s biggest electronic dance music festival. Featuring 19 tracks, the hour long set combines a tasteful selection of deep, dark, electro house and nu-disco cuts in anticipation of the festival. For further event details and to purchase tickets visit here.
The Hudson Project has expanded the line-up for the inaugural event July 11-13 at Winston Farm in Saugerties, New York with the addition of more than 20 acts to a bill that include: Kendrick Lamar, Bassnectar, Modest Mouse and The Flaming Lips. The first-year festival will offer concert-goers the ultimate fusion of more than 85 genre-defying musical acts performing on four stages, all set against the backdrop of the magical Catskill Mountains.
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Last Sunday NYC united in celebration of the house music community, most notably recognizing Larry Levan, one of it’s pioneers and longstanding DJs of the famed Paradise Garage night club originally opening in 1978 until its closure in 1987 on 84 King Street in a parking garage. In conjunction with the efforts of the Red Bull Music Academy, thousands of spectators joined in signing a petition to rename King street to Larry Levan Way. Special guests included DJ’s Francois K, David DePino, Joey Llanos and soulful house songstress Jocelyn Brown.
Set to release this June 15 on Black Butter/Virgin EMI, UK production duo Gorgon City bring us their latest track with fellow Brit Laura Welsh for the enchanting track “Here For You”. With Welsh’s soulful vocals and GC’s lush production, we might just have one or the first house anthems of summer 2014. Be on the look out for their debut album coming this fall as well.
If you’ve ever ventured to Spain’s great white island of music and epic sunsets, you know it’s an experience of a lifetime. London comes to Ibiza via the PMR family to play a very special show at the 25,000 year-old world heritage site Dalt Villa with Annie Mac, Jessie Ware, Disclosure, Two Inch Punch, Javeon and Julio Bashmore. THUMP gives us an insider look at last year’s summer end blowout. Time to get beach ready for this season.
Unfortunately you can’t download this banger set, but you’ll still have the opportunity to get an earful of house blends perfect for your Friday groove. Gorgon City are North London producers Matt & Kye. Their already distinctive sound is a logical development of the duo’s individual work as RackNRuin and Foamo. Hailing from the impressive Black Butter camp (who brought you Rudimental amongst others) and due to release their debut album in 2014, the pair are one of the most exciting and hotly tipped new acts.
Their brand new single ‘Ready For Your Love’ features the smooth and emotive vocals of MNEK.
Riding high with a 2014 Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording (for his monumental hit ‘Need U (100%)’ feat. A*M*E*) and his recent signing to Astralwerks, UK producer Duke Dumont is ready to parlay his epic momentum into his first complete DJ tour across North America this April.
Everything you could ever want all in one- fresh powder and mountain air, a stellar artist/DJ lineup, brought tother by an amazing backdrop. Now in it’s 15th year Snowbombing returns this April in Mayrhofen, Austria April 7-12. For full details and package rates visit here.