GDD™ Morning Update: Porter Robinson, Swedish House Mafia, Red Bull Music Academy, Paris Hilton

Good morning! To start off the week, I have some news for you regarding Porter Robinson’s Essential Mix, Swedish House Mafia’s Miami 2012 plans, the Red Bull Music Academy, and Paris Hilton’s house album. Please read more after the jump.

Porter Robinson Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1

Radio 1 hosts some of the world’s most notorious parties, and their upcoming ‘Radio 1 Live in Hull’ event will be no exception. From Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th January, the commanders of UK national radio have picked Hull as their destination of choice, taking over various sites across the city. On Friday 27thJanuary the Essential Mix goes LIVE from Hull City Hall as Porter Robinson joins Fedde Le Grand, Chuckie and Judge Jules for a very special night!

After 2011 Porter is a natural choice, having completed more in 12 months than some DJ’s have achieved in 12 years. Touring with Skrillex and Tiësto, releasing a Beatport-crashing EP on Skrillex’s OWSLA label, remixing Lady Gaga and Avicii and headlining his own North American tour, Porter proved beyond doubt that he is THE name to watch in 2012.

What’s more, this will be the FIRST UK appearance of his career! What greater way to make an entrance than with your first ever Essential Mix, in your first ever visit – all live on the country’s most influential channel.

Tune in live from 11PM GMT on Friday 27th January to hear Porter Robinson live on Radio 1’s world famous Essential Mix, and listen again for 7 days after via BBC iPlayer. For full information on the entire event, click here.

 

Swedish House Mafia’s Miami 2012 plans

As expected, there’s a good reason the Swedish House Mafia weren’t on the ‘Phase One’ line-up for Miami’s Ultra Music Festival. In 2011, the trio went up against Ultra with its own mini-festival on Miami’s South Beach, and they’re doing it again in 2012. “Masquerade Motel Miami March 2011 was one of the highlights of our lives, we simply had to do it again,” trumpets the SHM Facebook page. “March 23rd Friday 2012 is the date, Miami the location.” So pretty much straight after lighting up Future Music Festival around Australia, the guys will be on a plane bound for sunny Miami.While 150,000 bodies passed through Ultra Music Festival over its three days last year, the Swedes sold out a vast 15,000-capacity tent on their name alone (plus a support cast of A-Trak, Calvin Harris, Pete Tong, Dirty South and Armand Van Helden).It wasn’t all smooth sailing at the Masquerade Motel though. The Miami Beach fire marshal closed the gates of the venue at around 6pm, leaving late ticket-holders stranded outside. Apparently the issue was with the ticket outlet overselling the capacity, but that didn’t stop an avalanche of angry tirades against the Swedish House Mafia. We daresay those issues will be ironed out by the time Friday 23 March 2012 rolls around.
(via inthemix)

 

Red Bull Music Academy sets its sights on New York

Red Bull Music Academy 2012 will take place in New York City from September 30th through November 2nd.New York seems a natural destination for RBMA, which has previously taken place in London, Berlin, Cape Town and Madrid among other cities. This year’s event will be the academy’s 15th edition. No details on the program yet, though it’s clear what to expect: workshops, lectures and other educational bits during the day, and club events at night where participants share the bill with established artists. Applications will be available on the RBMA site as of February 2nd, and will be due on April 2nd. Have a look at this video for a refresher on how the application process works.

 

Paris Hilton to Release House Album


First, there’s reports that Paris is trying to learn how to DJ. Then, last week we told you Paris Hilton had spent New Year’s Eve hanging off the arm of dance music giant, Afrojack. Now it looks like the hotel heiress is bedding down in the scene.

Recent reports suggest Hilton is in the process of making a house music album.

Speaking to FHM, the Simple Life star said, “I have a huge passion for house music. It always has been my passion. I just haven’t been able to focus on it, because I have been doing reality TV for so long now”.

Paris went on to claim that she had been working with lots of top DJ’s on the album and that it would be “perfect party music”.

It’s not the first time Paris has delved into the world of music. In 2006 she released an album ‘Paris’ which was preceded by a single, ‘Stars are Blind’ which went top ten in 17 countries.

The song was a simple reggae ditty, channeling the spirit of UB40, if UB40 had been fronted by an internet sex tape sensation rather than a chubby faced brummie.

Paris added that she had been to 100 raves in the past year, heard every type of music and hung out with a lot of top DJs. Lets hope one of them taught her to edit the vocal out of this.

(via Mixmag)

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