Good morning! We have an excellent update for you all today. Sometimes I wish that the artists that make the headlines were a lineup for a GDD™ Festival. Don’t you? Anyway, there is way too much going on for you to not check it out, so hurry after the jump!
Deadmau5 Launches Nokia Lumia 800 at Millbank Tower, UK
We know Deadmau5 is always out to one-up himself, and this week Nokia in the UK offered him and his visual team a giant canvas. To celebrate the launch of a new handset on Monday night, Nokia set the world-conquering Canadian up with a stage under the Millbank Tower on the banks of River Thames in London. As the mau5 performed a half-hour set, the tower acted as the world’s biggest projector screen, as you’ll see in the video below.
In order to achieve the dazzling result, the building was blacked-out and each of its windows covered with vinyl. According to the Nokia spiel, “16 powerful projectors stationed 300 metres away on the other side of the river” then “beamed 4D images onto the structure”. Deadmau5 apparently created exclusive remixes of his tracks to accompany the visuals – and was no doubt paid handsomely for his efforts. After taking over the London skyline, how’s he ever going to return to this measly set-up?
Avicii – Levels Video
Justice World Tour
The tour begins in Australia at Field Day Festival and ends in Vancouver, including ten U.S. stops and a notable gap in April that practically screams “Coachella appearance.” The full dates are below.
1/1 @ Field Day Festival – Sydney, Australia
1/2 @ Field Day Festival – Queensland, Australia
1/3 @ Summadayze Festival – Perth, Australia
1/6 @ Festival Hall – Melbourne, Australia
1/10 @ Namba-Hatch- Osaka, Japan
1/11 and 1/12 @ Zepp – Tokyo, Japan
1/27 @ La Coopé – Cermont-Ferrand, France
1/28 @ Le Bikini – Toulouse, France
1/31 @ L’Aéronef – Lille, France
2/1 @ Stereolux – Lille, France
2/2 @ Le Cargo – Caen, France
2/4 @ L’Olympia – Paris, France
2/9 @ O2 Academy – Bristol, England
2/10 @ O2 Academy – London, England
2/11 @ O2 Academy – Birmingham, England
2/12 @ O2 Academy – Glasgow, Scotland
2/13 @ Manchester Academy – Manchester, England
3/16 @ Terminal 5 – New York, NY
3/17 @ Terminal 5 – New York, NY
3/19 @ House of Blues – Boston, MA
3/20 @ Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
3/21 @ 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
3/22 @ The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
4/17 @ Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
4/19 @ The Pool at the Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, NV
4/24 @ Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
4/25 @ Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
4/26 @ Forum – Vancouver, British Columbia
The Crystal Method “I’m Not Leaving” RE:GENERATION Music Video
The Crystal Method just released the video for the their recent collaboration with R&B legend Martha Reeves. “I’m Not Leaving”. The clip merges footage from TCM’s recent touring and behind the scenes film for the RE:GENERATION documentary with Martha in Detroit.
Presented by Hyundai Veloster, RE:GENERATION is a documentary film that follows DJ Premier, Pretty Lights, The Crystal Method, Mark Ronson, and Skrillex as they remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of music.
Mysterious Chemical Brothers Footage
Mysterious concert footage curiously labelled and set to Chemical Brothers tracks has been popping up online. What do ‘the brothers’ have in store this time?
Ed and Tom from the Chems have tweeted the videos, but for now the only official word can be found by visiting the terrifying clown at the tellingly-titled at www.dontthinkmovie.com.
Earlier this month they tweeted, ‘Watch the skies. Exciting news soon come”. Then the following day, “Expect the unexpected”. At the moment, we only have the collection of videos as a hint.
‘Green’ shows a man baring his teeth and shouting along to ‘Block Rockin’ Beats’. ‘Sun’ is a sea of outstretched arms undulating to ‘Star Guitar’. ‘Magenta’ shows a put-together woman clasping her hands calmly as music swirls around her. All of the footage seems drawn from the same Chemical Brothers concert. Could this mean a new live DVD? As they say, expect the unexpected.
See all of the videos here.
Martin Solveig & Madonna
When Madonna took to social media earlier this month to beg fans to stop posting a leaked track from her upcoming album, no one was more troubled than French producer Martin Solveig.
“We had a terrible leak … and everyone is very upset about what happened,” said Solveig, who is one of an elite few producers working on the massive Madonna 2012 release.
The flap unfolded two weeks ago when a demo version of the Solveig-Madonna track “Give Me All Your Love” hit the blogosphere, much to Madge’s chagrin.
The Material Girl tweeted that “real fans” wouldn’t have leaked her music before it was finished. The dance-pop track allegedly also will feature M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj, but Solveig, who plays Royale on Friday in his first-ever Boston show, said he can’t talk about the track.
But he did say working with Madonna is a dream come true.
“I would have considered this as impossible,” he told the Herald from a tour stop in Miami. “People ask who you would dream to work with. To me working with Madonna was not really something I could do. When I got the call, first I thought it was a joke. And then when I realized it wasn’t, I was real-ly overwhelmed. The collaboration has been an enormous joy and an enormous surprise.”
Solveig, 35, is the latest Euro-pean DJ to cross over into the U.S. pop world, joining the likes of David Guetta, Afrojack, Avicii and other top dance-music artists. In addition to his work with Madonna, Solveig (born Martin Picandet) had a hit last year with “Hello,” one of three tracks with indie darlings Dragonette on his latest full-length release “Smash.” The disc first dropped this summer in Europe.
“The album ‘Smash’ is finished and ready to be released in the U.S. I’m also working on some different versions, some remixes,” he said. “I’m touring the whole U.S. … which is overwhelming and great. There is a whole expectation (here) of electronic music and myself. The U.S. crowds appear to be a very, very good crowd. It’s great fun.”
While Solveig has benefited handsomely from the blogosphere and the press over the Madonna leak, at the end of the day, he says dance music is all about the live performance.
“The interesting part is, always to come to the show because there’s surprises,” he said. “And there’s dancing, which is something you don’t have on the Internet.”
(via Boston Herald)
Skream & Benga EP
New Skream & Benga 5-Track EP? Yes.
3.Skream-Ice Cream Jelly Roll
5.Skream- Phat Head
SnowBall Music Festival organizers announce lineup
SnowBall organizers have started to announce the lineup for the music festival taking place in Avon March 2-4. Each morning through Friday, they’ll release two names < one at 10 a.m. and one at 11 a.m. viawww.snowballmusicfestival.com.
So far the lineup reads like this: English Dubstep DJ Rusko, Indie Kiwi trio Unknown Mortal Orchestra, electronic music producer MartyParty and finally New York Indie rockers TV on the Radio, pictured here. Advance three-day tickets for the festival go on sale Wednesday at noon for $134.50.
(via Vail Daily)
XS Nightclub Launches into 2012 with a Dynamic Lineup of International Talent for New Year’s Eve Weekend
Preeminent electronic artists bolster the holiday weekend with sets
by Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello, Afrojack and deadmau5
Las Vegas, NV – November 28, 2011 – XS, the luxurious nightclub at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, rings in the New Year with a phenomenal sequence of international talent that will set the tone for what’s to come in 2012 at the award-winning venue.
“This has been an unprecedented year for XS that has included welcoming a supreme DJ roster to our stage,” said Jesse Waits, co-owner and managing partner. “The lineup for New Year’s Eve weekend demonstrates our mission to remain one of the most prestigious nightclubs in the world, offering a winning combination of immaculate customer service and renowned musical talent.”
Friday, December 30: Sebastian Ingrosso
Saturday, December 31: Steve Angello
Sunday, January 1: Afrojack
Monday, January 2: Deadmau5
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