GDD™ Morning Update: Simian Mobile Disco, Cypress Hill & Rusko, Lone, Ultra Music Festival, Sasha and James Teej, Governor’s Ball 2012, Religion, Insomniac, RFID Wristbands

Good morning! The mid-week update always seems to be full of great news and today’s is no exception. Read more on the headlines listed above after the jump!



Simian Mobile Disco Announce New LP ‘Unpatterns’

Simian Mobile Disco will release new album ‘Unpatterns’ on May 14.

The LP will be preceded by lead single ‘Seraphim’ on April 9.

The press release sent to Mixmag HQ reckons SMD are currently as influenced by rough’n’ready techno upstart Blawan as they are pioneering space age psyche pioneers Silver Apples, so ‘Unpatterns’ should be pretty interesting.

Scope the full tracklist below:

1. I Waited For You
2. Cerulean
3. Seraphim
4. A Species Out of Control
5. Interference
6. Put Your Hands Together
7. The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife
8. Your Love Ain’t Fair
9. Pareidolia
10. Everyday (bonus itunes exclusive)

(via Mixmag)


Cypress Hill & Rusko Release Video for “Roll it, Light it”

Here is the new track from Rusko and Cypress Hill. It’s called ‘Roll It, Light It’ and has got to be one of the most high profile dubstep collaborations yet.

Say what you like about the pairing, but we actually think it’s pretty good. See the results for yourself below…

(via Mixmag)


Lone Enters the Galaxy Garden

Matt Cutler, AKA Lone, will release a new album in May called Galaxy Garden.

Cutler has had stints on a few labels in the past, including Actress’s Werk Discs’ imprint and his own Magic Wire Recordings, but his most recent home appears to beR&S Records, who will be releasing Galaxy Garden and its preceding single, Crystal Caverns 1991. That track, which you can stream here, has the same day-glo flavor and frantic energy that’s defined many of Cutler’s recent productions. Travis Stewart, better known as Machine Drum, appears on two tracks (“As a Child” and “Cthulhu”), and the closing number features a guest appearance from Anneka, who’s past credits include songs with Falty DL and Vex’d. 

01. New Colour
02. Animal Pattern
03. Out Run’s Splash Wave
04. As a Child
05. Cthulhu
06. Lying in the Reeds
07. Dragon Blue Eyes
08. Crystal Caverns 1991
09. Raindance
10. Dream Girl/Sky Surfer
11. Earth’s Lungs
12. Spirals

R&S Records will release Galaxy Garden on May 7th, 2012.

(via Resident Advisor)


Ultra Music Festival Goes Worldwide

UMF Worldwide, a new brand stemming from Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, has announced plans for events across the globe in 2012. 

Ultra Music Festival began as a one-day event in 1999, and is by now one of the world’s biggest electronic music festivals. The annual events in Miami book many of the industry’s biggest names and typically sell out months in advance, with crowds of 150,000 or more. 

International offshoots of Ultra are nothing new—UMF Brasil and UMF Ibiza have been happening for years—but UMF Worldwide will bring “the UMF experience” to numerous countries for the first time. The event will make its Argentinian debut on May 5th in Buenos Aires, then move onto Poland for two days in July. UMF Korea, the festival’s first edition in Asia, will take place in Seoul on August 4th. UMF Brasil will happen sometime in late 2012, and two festivals in Ibiza will book-end the summer clubbing season on May 27th and October 7th.

Aside from next month’s festival in Miami, UMF Poland is the only event that has confirmed any artists as of yet. Those are Tiesto, Aviici and Carl Cox, who will be hosting a Carl Cox and Friends Arena as one of the festival’s six stages.


Sasha & James Teej Get Ready to Bring On The Night

Sasha and James Teej will release a collaborative EP titled ‘Bring On The Night’ (artwork above) on March 12.

The record will come out on Sasha’s Last Night On Earth imprint and includes three tunes. ‘Night Track’ and ‘As You Fall’ will feature, as well as a hefty rework of ‘Night Track’ from the irrepressible M.A.N.D.Y..

This one is currently storming the Mixmag office and sees the legend that is Sasha team-up with a rising Canadian star who has previously put records out on Rekids, No.19 Music, My Favorite Robot Records and Rebirth.

Fans of driving, cosmic house will definitely want to grab this as soon as it drops. Watch the Last Night On Earth Beatport page for more details.

(via Mixmag)


Governors Ball 2012

The second annual Governors Ball announced its lineup today, including Beck, Modest Mouse, Passion Pit, Big Gigantic and Chromeo.

Named after the venue of the inaugural event, Governors Island in New York City, the festival has been extended to two full days and moved to a bigger home on Randall’s Island in the Big Apple for 2012. The festival will take place from June 23 to 24. 

With no overlapping sets and the best from rock, electronic and indie music worlds, Governors Ball is sure to be a raging good time with a little something for everyone. Check out Headstash Magazine’s coverage of the 2011 festival to get a taste of what to expect.

GA two-day passes are on sale now for $175.00 and VIP two-day passes for $320.00. Parking, shuttle and ferry passes are on sale as well for various prices. For more information, check out the festival’s official website.

Governors Ball 2012 Lineup

Saturday, June 23
Passion Pit
Duck Sauce
Special Disco Version (feat. James Murphy and Pat Mahoney of LCD  Soundsystem)
Major Lazer
Big Gigantic
Penguin Prison
Walk The Moon
Art Vs. Science
K. Flay
Nobody Beats The Drum

Sunday, June 24
Modest Mouse
Explosions in the Sky
Devendra Banhart
Cage The Elephant
Built To Spill
Freelance Whales
Alberta Cross
The Jezabels
Turf War


New Remix from Religion

Check out this hard-hitting electro-house track from the Los Angeles-based trio, Religion.


 Insomniac: Escape From Wonderland Date Announcement + EDCNYC Rumor

(via Global Dance Electronic)

Musings have run rampant the past few days concerning the potential unveiling of EDCNYC (Electric Daisy Carnival). Preliminary sources are claiming the fest is indeed stopping our way the weekend of May 18thMetlife Stadium(New Jersey) is the supposed staging ground for the three day cacophony of electro/dub madness.

If last year’s line-up is any indication, electro posterboys David Guetta and Skrillex could potentially grace the stage once again. EDC typically amasses a crowd over a 100k strong, so come May, the bass drops could potentially be reverberating through us all.

Only time shall tell, but an official announcement seems imminent—as the proposed date is less than 3 months away!

(via Joonbug)


Who needs tickets? Electronic wristbands take over music festivals, allow friend tracking, raise privacy concerns

Music and technology have always gone hand in hand, from 808s to the latest iPhone app. But the newest music-related innovation is changing the concert experience without altering the way music is made or consumed.

Electronic wristbands came into the mainstream for marathons and other races — participants are given radio frequency identification (RFID) tags that enable one to track runners throughout the race as they pass over tracking mats sprawled along the course. The tags are used to improve and measure run times and also to help friends or family to locate runners and know when they’ll be crossing the finish line.

The wristband instantly shares every detail of your festival experience to the world by linking access points to your Facebook timeline.

Now Intellitix is expanding the use of electronic tags by integrating social media information and utilizing these wristbands at music festivals. It’s pretty genius. The wristband instantly shares every detail of your festival experience to the world by linking access points to your Facebook timeline, which can help concertgoers locate their friends and help bands market their performances to larger audiences.

Even if you’d rather not let all your Facebook friends know you stopped to see Jason Mraz perform, one tangible benefit of the RFID wristband is its potential to speed up the festival entry process. Fans can quickly get scanned and admitted, avoiding lines and cutting down on counterfeiting. The wristbands can also function as a cashless payment system, eliminating the need to pay excessive fees at on-site ATMs, minimizing the chance of theft and encouraging users to spend more money.

The use of these wristbands once again raises questions of privacy versus convenience, but that doesn’t seem to have stopped their spread. Intellitix debuted the tags last year and they’ve already been used by over a million concertgoers at major festivals such as Austin City Limits, Coachella, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza. The wristbands are also appearing at sporting events, theme parks and exhibitions.

Have you tried the electronic wristbands? What do you think?

(via Culture Map)