GDD™ Morning Update: Diplo, Porter Robinson, Sub Focus, LCD Soundsystem, Circoloco

Good morning! Today’s stories feature Diplo, Porter Robinson, Sub Focus, LCD Soundsystem, & Circoloco . Please read on after the jump for the full articles and videos.


Diplo Gets a Weekly BBC Radio Show

Diplo‘s various musical endeavors now include a weekly program for BBC Radio 1 and1Xtra. Titled “Diplo & Friends”, it will broadcast Saturday nights/Sunday mornings from 1-3 a.m. GMT  beginning this Saturday, April 7. The first episode will feature Canadian producerLunice and Mad Decent creative director Paul Devro.

blog post from Diplo’s label Mad Decent notes that the show will feature exclusive mixes from Diplo, Mad Decent’s roster, and “a selection of big name pals and cutting edge artists.”

Guests for April will include Dillon Francis, Flosstradamous, Brodinski, and others.

(via Pitchfork)


Porter Robinson – Language + European Tour

First premiered during his debut Radio 1 Essential Mix live from Hull back in January 2012 as “ID”, Porter Robinson has now unveiled full details on his upcoming smash hit single, and follow-up to the insanely popular Spitfire EP!
“Language”, will drop on April 10th 2012 through Ministry of Sound (EU) and Big Beat Records (US).

A staple highlight in every set and the cause of what can only be described as a crowd meltdown at UMF Miami, “Language” sees the 19-year-old prodigy continuing to embrace beautiful melodies and vocals but also baby steps into a new musical direction from his previous work. Whilst still incorporating many trademark sounds, Porter hits home with a more uplifting vibe than previous excursions, guaranteed to send shivers down even the most solid of spines!
Having recently destroyed not only the UMF Korea stage in Miami, but the entire Future Music Festival tour of Australia too – Porter’s sights are now firmly set on his upcoming European Tour, kicking off on April 27th. All dates are listed below.
The first phase of Porter’s European Tour is as follows:

April 27th – Blue Chip, Innsbruck, Austria
April 28th – Ottakringer Brewery, Vienna, Austria
April 30th – Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland
May 3rd – Rust, Copenhagen, Denmark
May 4th – Landstreff 2012, Stavanger, Norway
May 5th – Debaser Malmö, Malmö, Sweden
May 6th – The Watersplash Festival, St. Peter, Jersey
May 9th – Sala Arena, Madrid, Spain
May 10th – Sala Arena/Razzmatazz Club, Barcelona, Spain
May 12th – Coronet, London, UK
May 13th – Guaba Beach Bar, Limassol, Cyprus
May 16th – Blok, Zurich, Switzerland
May 17th – Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
May 19th – Air Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Holland
May 24th – Gretche, Berlin, Germany
May 25th – Übel & Gefärlich, Hamburg, Germany
May 26th – Dans Dakar, Stockholm, Sweden
June 9th – Rockness Festival, Loch Ness, UK
July 21st – Bootshaus, Cologne, Germany
July 27th – Emmaboda Festival, Emmaboda, Sweden
July 28th – Tomorrowland, Boom, Belgium
More dates to be announced soon…


Sub Focus – Out The Blue ft. Alice Gold

Sub Focus, aka Nick Douwma has long been one of electronic music’s most exciting names and he returns this Spring with a brand new single Out The Blue featuring the haunting vocals of indie siren Alice Gold. Out The Blue is a ready made Summer anthem and the debut single to be released from Sub Focus’ hotly anticipated sophomore album set for release on Ram / Mercury Records in Autumn 2012.

Having spent the best part of 2011 smashing huge arenas and festivals alike with his incredible live show, Sub Focus returned to the live scene on Friday 2nd March 2012 as he headlined his biggest ever London show at the legendary O₂ Academy Brixton as part of the sold out UKF Bass Culture. Here he showcased a brand new live show and previewed exclusive tracks from the new album. With an acclaimed and visceral live show that has wowed festival goers and music fans the world over for the past two years, this was an unmissable night for all dance music fans.

The last release from Sub Focus came last month in the form of festival anthem Falling Down as a free download available from his website. The track has seen over 50,000 downloads and tremendous support from Radio 1 gathering over 71 plays to date – a feat usually reserved for the likes of Rihanna!

Nick Douwma’s rise through the ranks of underground drum & bass along side his peers, Chase & Status and Pendulum to become a major player in electronic music has been nothing short of spectacular. Initially known for air-punching, dancefloor dismantling drum & bass smashes such as ‘Timewarp’ and the legendary ‘Rock It’, Sub Focus has now become synonymous with music that draws from all corners of the electronic landscape epitomising the bench mark of cutting edge talent in today’s flourishing electronic music scene.


LCD Soundsystem Documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits to Screen Throughout U.S. This Summer

The LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits, which chronicles the band’s final days, will screen in theaters throughout the U.S. this summer. The announcement comes today via Oscilloscope Laboratories, the production and distribution company founded by Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys in 2008, which has acquired North American rights to the film.

These screenings of Shut Up and Play the Hits will be “special one-night-only engagements.” 

In the press release, Yauch said of the film, “It can be pretty clear when a band starts, but perhaps less so when it ends, or how it should end. In that sense, it’s brilliant of James to end it in such a definitive way.”

Check out the trailer and a clip (featuring “North American Scum”) below.

(via Pitchfork)


Circoloco ‘Ibiza Profile’ Causes Concern

Circoloco has landed itself in hot water by issuing a customer notice stating that a selective entrance policy would be put in place at its next event in Birmingham.

Circoloco In The Arena takes place on Saturday April 7 at The Arena complex in Digbeth. It features a huge line-up boasting the likes of Jamie Jones, Kerri Chandler and Dyed Soundorom. However, some clubbers were concerned that security at the event had been told to only admit people that conformed to Circoloco’s ‘Ibiza or regular customer profile’.

The customer notice read: ‘SafetyNet Security have been instructed that in the unfortunate event that you are not part of our established customer profile, then a refund will be given on the day.’

Details of Circoloco’s ideal Ibiza and regular customer profile have not emerged, however the brand has now changed its customer notice to state that a normal ROAR (Rights Of Admission Reserved) policy will be in place at the weekend and that some ‘confusion’ had been caused by the original document.

Although ROAR is a policy put in place in clubs across the country, some Circoloco fans were left wondering whether they’d be included in the brand’s ideal profile.

Underground house DJ Funk Butcher, who has a radio show on Rinse FM, tweeted: “I’ve tried to ignore the Circoloco thing but something about their thinking makes me feel uneasy…. How far does this mindset go?”

However, many other ravers are still well up for the party, which does have a mouthwatering line-up. A Twitter user called Sam Saunt wrote: “3 days left of work, 5 days until Circoloco, 5 big hits in the gym, 1 crazy ass day out!!!!”

(via Mixmag)