Happy Monday! I have news featuring the excellent lineup of Creamfields 2012, Skrillex, Flux Pavilion, Gigamesh, Hideout 2012, Armin van Buuren, & DJ Muggs (Cypress Hill). Please read on after the jump!
Creamfields UK drops huge 2012 line-up
Planning to spend the tail-end of the Northern summer living it up overseas? Well, you might do well to swing past the UK in late August for another star-studded edition of Creamfields in the English countryside. While the festival always makes sure to secure big-name headliners, it’s the full picture that really counts. The 2012 line-up is no exception, so get scrolling!
CREAMFIELDS UK 2012 LINE UP
SATURDAY 25TH AUGUST
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Cream in Association with Mixmag
Above & Beyond
AN21 & Max Vangeli
Special Guest: Benny Benassi
Maya Jane Coles
BBC Radio 1Xtra
Skream feat. Sgt Pokes
Benga feat. Youngman
Andy C feat. MC GQ
Loadstar feat. MC Texas and Ikay
Annie Mac Presents
Brodinski vs Gesaffelstein
Fire It Up
Sander van Doorn
Hed Kandi Hospitality
Steve Lewis (Percussion)
Aimee Jay (Saxophone)
SUNDAY 26TH AUGUST
Clublife South Stage
Paul van Dyk
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Groove Armada Presents
Groove Armada (DJ Set)
Special Guest: Jacques Lu Cont
Mistajam Presents Speakerbox
Sub Focus Live
Shy FX (Stamina MC)
M-Nus Presents Enter
Hed Kandi Hospitality
Steve Lewis (Percussion)
Aimee Jay (Saxophone)
FRIDAY 24TH AUGUST (Silent Disco)
That Mixmag Thing
Kissy Sell Out
The Japanese Popstars
Skrillex Takes Adele’s Top Spot
Skrillex has knocked Adele from the top of the digital album chart in Australia.
While the UK singer’s all encompassing stranglehold of the charts worldwide started to look unbreakable, young upstart Skrillex has penetrated her domination and taken the number one spot on the ARIA Digital Album chart with his Bangarang EP.
Adele still held on to the top spot in terms of physical copies equalling, er, Dire Straits Aussie record of 34 weeks at the top of the album chart for their ‘Brothers In Arms’ album.
Skrillex is currently down under for the Future Music Festival. For more information click here.
Flux Pavilion Announces UK Tour
Flux Pavilion has announced four UK shows for April 2012 in Manchester, Norwich, Bristol and Glasgow.
Following the success of his debut track ‘Bass Cannon’ last year, his first single ‘Daydreamer’ featuring Example is set for release on April 30, with a debut album set to come out later in the year.
The highly proclaimed DJ is in high demand, he was booked for appearances at American festivals like SXSW and Coachella, and was sampled on Kanye West and Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne album.
For more information click here.
The tour dates are:
April 3: Manchester Academy
April 4: Norwich Waterfront
April 5: Bristol Thekla
April 9: Glasgow, The Arches
Gigamesh’s Debut Music Video
I’d love if you took a few minutes to watch my first music video. My friends and I put a lot of blood, sweat & tears into it. The lovely girl on the mic was my inspiration when writing the song (and has subsequently become my girlfriend….awwww, right??). Please feel free to share the link with anyone/everyone you know!:
In other news, I will soon be releasing a single as part of a compilation (details to follow) in addition to remixes for James Curd (3/22), Punks Jump Up feat. Dave1 of Chromeo (date TBA), and Alexander Holland (very soon!). I’m also about to head on tour around the USA. These are the dates confirmed so far:
3/8 Kitsuné Club Night @ Santos Party House, NYC
3/9 SOM, San Francisco
3/10 C3 House, Austin, TX
3/12 Pre-Fader Fort party, venue TBA, Austin, TX
3/14 Burning Ear Party @ Firehouse Hostel & Bar, Austin, TX
3/16 Kitsuné Club Night @ Malverde, Austin, TX
3/17 Kitsuné Club Night @ Chalk, Miami
3/22 Fred Falk, Cassian, Gigamesh, etc @ Gavanna, Miami
Hideout Festival Reveals 2012 Boat Parties
Hideout Festival have released details on their 2012 boat parties.
The seaborne portion of the event will feature 16 different parties in all, with multiple cruises on each day of the festival. Each party is commandeered by a different label or promoter, including Crosstown Rebels (Damian Lazarus, Maceo Plex, Richy Ahmed), Dirtybird (Claude VonStroke, Julio Bashmore), Metropolis (Skream), Wax:On (Scuba, Space Dimension Controller, Paul Woolford) and 20:20 Vision (Ralph Lawson, Maya Jane Coles, Simon Baker). Annie Mac and Erol Alkan will each headline their own boat parties, with Jackmaster on board for the latter. Heidiand Soul Clap will join in the fun as well.
All of these events will happen in addition to the festival proper, whose bill already includes Caribou, Ricardo Villalobos, Skrillex, Jamie Jones, Ben UFO and many more.
Jun 27 Welcome To Hideout Bass Boat, Zrce Beach
Jun 28 Mono_cult, Zrce Beach
Jun 29 Hideout Festival 2012, Zrce Beach
Jun 29 Bigger Than Barry and Dub Boro, Zrce Beach
Jun 29 Jackathon, Zrce Beach
Jun 29 Phantasy Sound, Zrce Beach
Jun 29 Metropolis, Zrce Beach
Jun 30 Just Jack, Zrce Beach
Jun 30 Annie Mac Annie Mac, Doorly, Zrce Beach
Jun 30 Dirtybird, Zrce Beach
Armin van Buuren Moves A State of Trance to Privilege Ibiza
Armin van Buuren used his 550th A State Of Trance radio show to announce his plans to move to Privilege this summer.
Armin will now host A State Of Trance every Monday at Privilege in Ibiza – officially the biggest club in the world.
His new Ibizan residency will run for 14 shows starting on June 25.
Legendary Cypress Hill Producer DJ Muggs Signs With Ultra Records For ‘Bass For Your Face’ Solo Album
ULTRA RECORDS is home to some of the biggest names in electronic music, representing Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold, Benny Benassi, Armin van Buuren and the mighty David Guetta amongst others. Now, the label has signed legendary producer DJ MUGGS for his upcoming solo effort, ‘Bass For Your Face’.
“Snap Ya Neck Back” is the lead single from ‘Bass For Your Face’ and sees DJ MUGGS teaming with platinum UK rapper Dizzee Rascal for a mind-bending dub-hop experience. The pair have unleashed a video for the track on Ministry of Sound’s YouTube channel. Check out the madness here:
DJ MUGGS is one of the most respected names in hip hop. Ranging from his work as Cypress Hill’s DJ and producer to creating monster hits for other artists like Ice Cube (“Check Yo Self”) and House of Pain (“Jump Around”) and even collaborating with the likes of former Afghan Whigs, current Twilight Singers main man Greg Dulli, DJ MUGGS has proven himself as one of the best in the game. Now, he has decided to take on an entirely new world, creating the dubstep-heavy ‘Bass For Your Face’ record.
‘Bass For Your Face’ also features appearances from legendary Public Enemy frontman Chuck D, London Grime MC P-Money and many more. The album is expected to be released this summer.
DJ MUGGS was just added to ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL taking place March 23-25 in Miami, FL and featuring performances from Skrillex, Tiesto, Kraftwerk, Justice, Avicii, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Miike Snow, Fat Boy Slim and many more. MUGGS will also take part in the annual CYPRESS HILL SMOKEOUT on Saturday, March 3rd in San Bernardino where featured performers will include SUBLIME with ROME, KoRn, Wiz Khalifa and more.