Good morning! I’m back with your consistent GDD™ Morning Update after a short break for finals. I have some great material for you today including Swedish House Mafia’s live stream from Madison Square Garden and the “Antidote” trailer, Knife Party’s free EP, Paul van Dyk discussing his new album and dance music trends, Tomorrowland 2012 dates, and a new live Faithless DVD. Read more after the jump.
Swedish House Mafia Madison Square Garden Live Stream + Antidote Trailer
FUSE is hooking you up this weekend with one of the hottest acts in music, Swedish House Mafia. If you couldn’t score tickets to their show, you can still get in on the action with a live-stream from the concert. And make sure to check out the latest single from SHM, “Antidote”, on iTunes (only available for download on 12/16). See the official trailer below!
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Live stream beginning at 10:45pm ET HERE
Knife Party’s Free EP
Knife Party are giving away their E.P, ‘No Modern Talking’ through their website.
The Pendulum offshoot originally posted the E.P on their Facebook page but it was removed from the site after receiving 50,000 downloads in less than 12 hours.
The E.P also hit the No.1 spot on Beatport and No.15 on iTunes despite being available as a free download.
The E.P has received huge support from the likes of Zane Lowe, Annie Mac and Pete Tong, with Zane Lowe making the track ‘Internet Friends’ his hottest record in the world.
You can download the E.P HERE.
Paul van Dyk sets new album date; talks dance music trends
Thanks to his booking as the trance headliner for Future Music Festival 2012, Paul van Dyk has been around these pages quite a bit lately. Earlier this month we reported that the DJ is bringing his new Evolution show for the festival tour, after road-testing it across the Northern summer.
The Evolution concept ties in to PvD’s sixth studio album of the same name, which was originally set for a 2011 unveiling. However in a new interview with Billboard, the man himself has announced 20 March 2012 as the revised release date. The reason for the delay is PvD’s idea to shoot videos for all 16 tracks on the album, with himself as the lead player. The photo above, taken by Diana Levine for Billboard, shows one of the costumes he’s donning.
In the interview, the Vandit boss also mused on the current state of affairs within dance music. “There have been three different directions develop in recent years,” he told Billboard. “One is the strong core audience that is just as big as it always has been.
“Then there is this electro, rock-infused music like deadmau5 and Skrillex that came along. Skrillex is especially creative, but I am curious to see the longevity of his career as there was a lot of hype in Europe about dubstep around ten years ago, but it faded almost as quickly as it came.
“The final direction is one that a lot of people have mistaken for electronic music, and that is danceable pop music. The dance pop scene doesn’t have quite as much to do with how the core electronic scene feels, thinks, breathes, and lives.” Got any perpetrators in mind, Paul?
Tomorrowland 2012: lock in the dates
For a while now, Belgium’s colossal Tomorrowland has ranked high on the radar of ITMers. With glittering line-ups, first-class production, an immense (and immensely up-for-it) crowd and all-round epic-ness, it’s been coined the world’s ultimate dance music festival. A big claim, certainly, but Tomorrowland has built an army of acolytes around the world – among them a fair few inthemix regulars.
It might be easier to list the acts who didn’t play the festival in 2011 – and if you haven’t taken in the 13-minute after-movie, it’s time you did now. Next year’s weekender is sure to be even bigger, so for those of you planning a pilgrimage to the town of Boom, take note of some key dates.
Tomorrowland is set for 27, 28 and 29 July 2012, with the first line-up names revealed on 1 January 2012 (something to drag your sorry self out of bed for). So, who’s tipped for the monster bill? Pretty much everyone in dance music, we’d say, across a fleet of curated stages. Stay tuned.
Faithless Release Live DVD
Faithless bowed out at Brixton Academy earlier this year after over 15 years in the game.
The seminal dance act sold out their final show at London’s Brixton Academy and broadcast it live in cinemas across the globe.
Now their releasing their set from that night as a live DVD.
‘Passing the Baton’ is out on February 27 2012 and features a DVD of Faithless’ final ever live show in its entirety plus a bonus live CD, photo galleries and exclusive rare interview footage with the band.
Have an excellent weekend,