I hope you are all having an excellent week! I’m looking forward to the steadily approaching weekend and most importantly, Burn Unit‘s main stage debut at CONTROL this Friday at the Avalon. I have a great GDD™ Morning Update for you all on this hump day, so catch the latest and greatest news after the jump…
Surkin – USA
Marble is proud to announce that they’ll be releasing the debut full length album by Surkin, called ‘USA’ on November 7th. Originally designed to be out on Institubes, they immediately thought of Marble as the perfect platform to release it after the demise of their former label. It’ll feature 16 tracks, with guest vocals by Detroit’s Ann Saunderson and Chicago’s Kevin Irving (the voice of house blueprint « Move Your Body » by Marshall Jefferson), and two collaborations with longtime friend and labelmate Bobmo, whom Surkin works with as High Powered Boys.
It’s a joyous, juvenile, body-moving record, based on the idea of a radio station called Fireworks FM, set up in Silver Springs. The whole vibe exhales a fantasized eighties soundscape, infused with dance subgenres from that era but dramatically edited by Surkin’s own imaginary memories. Club tracks galore, but also expect more melodic, emotional mid-tempo cuts, but definitely not in a filler way. Mastery all over the place, yet infused with a tremendous feeling of exuberance and freedom. Needless to say it’s an instant classic.
2. Lose Yourself (ft. Ann Saunderson)
3. Love Shot
5. Fireworks Hotmix
6. Silver Island
7. White Knight Two
8. Rock It
9. Harry (ft. Bobmo)
10. Never Let Go (ft. Kevin Irving)
11. Fan Out
12. Gold Island
13. Ultra Light
14. Quattro (ft. Bobmo)
15. Silver Springs Anthem
16. End Morning
(via Marble Music)
Digitalism North American Tour
German electro-pop duo Digitalism have announced another round of North American tour dates in support of their sophomore barn burner, I Love You, Dude. The thirteen date affair is sponsored emphatically by Jägermeister Herbal Liqueur (hence the nifty tour poster above), and will commence at the tail end of November. See the dates listed on the flyer!
Madeon posted this awesome video on his Facebook yesterday that was shot in Paris at the Social Club this past summer. The track featured is an unreleased Madeon production called, “Icarus,” and it sounds like he’ll be creating even more buzz in the industry soon enough. Big ups to Chivteam for the video production!
Pretty Lights Lollapalooza Weekend Recap
Pretty Lights documented his activities in Chicago back in August. To go along with the video, he wrote this caption on his Facebook, “I played the festival and an after party at The Congress Theater… the night between the two shows the whole PL crew went out in Chicago and got loose. Hence, the video is edited to an unreleased PL remix of “How We Do”. **shot/edited by RadioEditAV“.
Our very own ///Bones put up some fresh material on his Facebook yesterday. Go “like” his page and listen to the preview teaser of his bangin’ track with our buddy Nom De Strip. While you’re at it, grab the free download of a 2manyDJs and Bloody Beetroots edit as well!
Escape From Wonderland Trailer
Insomniac posted the official Escape From Wonderland trailer! It seems like more of a horror movie rather than an electronic music festival… Regardless, this gets me very excited to attend the first Insomniac Halloween massive, as well as the announcement of haunted houses at the event. See you there!