Happy Friday! Today’s news includes Carl Cox’s “The Revolution,” Sensation America, Sónar São Paulo, Knife Party, Hideout Festival, Modeselektor and Thom Yorke, and SoundCloud. Full stories after the jump.
Carl Cox reveals his 2012 Ibiza recruits
With scene hero Carl Cox at the helm, The Revolution at Space remains one of Ibiza’s standout success stories. Last year marked a decade on the White Isle for Cox and his crew, and he’s set to return in a big way this season. Having already announced the concept for The Revolution in 2012, the stalwart DJ has now revealed the first round of guests he’ll be inviting into the hallowed Space booth on Tuesday nights. From returning alumni to new faces, it’s quite a cast, as you can see in the alphabetically-arranged list below.
While Cox himself will be The Revolution’s most consistent presence, he’s also recruited Nic Fanciulli, Umek and Yousef as fellow residents. Drum & bass and dubstep get their moment with acts like Andy C and Artwork, but largely it’s big-room tech-house and techno that leads the way. Seasoned Ibiza players John Digweed, Fatboy Slim, DJ Sneak and Laurent Garnier are there, alongside inthemix favourites like Guy J, Ben Sims, Deetron and Josh Wink.
The season stretches from 3 July to 18 September, and a detailed party calendar will be announced soon. We wager that whatever week you’re planning to be there, there’ll be a good reason to join The Revolution.
Carl Cox presents The Revolution Recruits
Resident DJs: Nic Fanciulli + UMEK + Yousef
Andy C & MC GQ
Artwork & Dynamite MC
Laurent Garnier presents L.B.S.
Layo & Bushwacka!
Tiger & Woods
Sensation America location and details to be revealed on May 31st
Back in December, event organizer ID&T announced that Sensation, one of the world’s leading dance events, was finally coming to America in 2012. After months of waiting for details and the location of this highly anticipated event, it has been confirmed that the official event announcement will take place on May 31st.
Since the turn of the century, Sensation has been building an international dance music platform with their show, based on the famous “be part of the night, unite in white dress code.” After presenting in eighteen countries in the past year, with four different shows like ‘The Ocean of White,’ ‘Celebrate Life,’ ‘Wicked Wonderland’ and ‘Innerspace,” the American edition of Sensation is set to be one of the highlights of the year. Get ready America!
To learn more about Sensation, visit www.sensation.com.
(via Electrify Mag)
Sónar São Paulo can be followed live this weekend on YouTube
For the first time in its history, Sónar offers you the opportunity to follow the shows scheduled at the festival live from anywhere in the world. This will be happening at Sónar São Paulo, the event taking place in Brazil this weekend, today Friday 11th and tomorrow Saturday 12th May.
Some of the most important concerts and sessions can be enjoyed live on the Sónar São Paulo YouTube channel.
Sónar’s Latin American event features performances by over 60 artists, including Kraftwerk, James Blake, Mogwai, Chromeo, Flying Lotus, Four Tet, Modeselektor, Squarepusher, Justice and DOOM, among many others.
These are the schedules and shows that can be watched live on YouTube:
Night of Friday 11th
Night of Saturday 12th
N.B.: the times of the performances are subject to change.
“Lazy perfectionists” Knife Party explain EP delay
If you’re a diehard follower of high-flying production team Knife Party, you probably noted that the date of 6th May has passed…and still no Rage Valley EP. The duo’s follow-up to 100% No Modern Talking has indeed been delayed, so you’ll have to hold out a little longer for your dose of seizure music. With fans flooding Knife Party’s Facebook asking for an update, Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen weighed in overnight.
“We’ve missed a couple deadlines on the EP, but we’re delivering the masters on FRIDAY and it will be out shortly after that,” they wrote. “Lateness is due to having lots of shows booked in recently, and also the unfortunate combination of being lazy perfectionists. Putting the final tweaks on everything right now and DESPITE the leaked versions roaming about…the new ones are much, much better 😉 Apologies and hold tight – not long now!”
If you’re hankering for a Knife Party fix, look no further than the full hour-long live video from their show at UKF’s 3rd Birthday in London. The set tears through a smattering of the duo’s productions and remixes alongside big-hitters from Nero, Zedd, Wolfgang Gartner and even Metallica’s Seek and Destroy. Rage!
Hideout Festival Announces Pool Parties
Hideout Pool Parties are completely free admission for all festival ticket holders and will take place from the Thursday through to the Sunday of the event
After a prompt sell-out last month, Hideout Festival has yet another treat in store for ticket holders with today’s announcement of the much-anticipated Pool Parties and full set of Hideout Daytime activities. As well as this, attendees now have access to the arena breakdowns for each night of the main event, which takes place from 29th June – 1st July.
Hideout Pool Parties are completely free admission for all festival ticket holders and will take place from the Thursday through to the Sunday of the event, hosted by a selection of the festival’s club partners and some of the dance scene’s finest record labels. Drop the Mustard bring bass in the form of DJ Zinc and chart topper Redlight on the Friday of the event over at the Aquarius pool, while Face join up with One Records to present Subb-an in Papaya. The hugely anticipated Hot Creations pool party is set to take place on the Saturday and features a stunning line-up headed up by DJ of the moment Jamie Jones, as well as label mates Robert James and Richy Ahmed.
The very same day, Bigger than Barry & Dub Boro will be bringing the daily slice of bass to proceedings with the likes of Breakage and Toddla T. For Sunday’s finalé, pool party attendees will be treated to sets from Hideout shining stars Seth Troxler and Nina Kraviz over at Papaya’s Mulletover hosted party. Sunday will also see sets from Radio 1’s Mistajam as well as dubstep DJ and producer Artwork, over at the Aquarius pool and headed up by Edinburgh’s Xplicit. All the pool parties will take place between 2pm and 8pm each day at Papaya and Aquarius on Zrce Beach.
Local club partners join Hideout Daytime programme. Hideout Festival is this year welcoming a selection of ex-Yu club partners into its substantial programme. Descending from some of the region’s most vibrant cities and lucrative nightclubs, they will be hosting their own Hideout Daytime line-ups at Kalypso, infusing some local sounds into the mix. Kalyspo will host the likes of CFSN, Black Light and UES from Zagreb, Rijeka’s Balkan Kolektiv and Balance FM, LoopJunkies and Acilectro from Split, along with UK Train and Big Mama Session from Osijek, all in Croatia. From further afield RMNG will be welcomed from Serbia, Krunch It! and K4 from Slovenia, plus Kontra DJs and French Kiss FM from Bosnia and Herzegovina and many more. Ex-Yu club partner sets will take place between 2pm and 8pm each day at Kalpyso, kicking off on the Thursday before the main event.
Arena Breakdowns have also been revealed. The first night of the main festival will see Chase & Status and Sub Focus headlining Papaya, while Four Tet & Caribou showcase their B2B DJ set over in Aquarius 1. Loco Dice and Jamie Jones are set to headline Papaya the following night, alongside the likes of lady of the moment Maya Jane Coles. Annie Mac will headline Aquarius 1 the same night, while Andy C and Shy FX will bring the sounds of bass to Aquarius 2. Two of the festival’s most anticipated acts Ricardo Villalobos and Seth Troxler will take to the decks on the Papaya main stage for the event’s finale, while the likes of dance music heavyweight’s Skream, Ben Klock and SBTRKT close the event across the other three arenas. Tickets for Hideout 2012 have now sold out and the substantial programme of events is set to exceed ticket holder’s expectations. The full list of pool parties and arena breakdowns can be found on the Hideout Festival website or via their social media pages.
(via UK Festival Guides)
Video: Modeselektor and Thom Yorke: “This”
Here’s the new video for Modeselektor‘s collaboration with Thom Yorke, on a song called “This” from Modeselektor’s album Monkeytown. (The also did another track on the album together, “Shipwreck”.) Directed by Andrew Jones for FutureDeluxe, it falls in line with the clip for “Shipwreck”, using slightly disturbing childlike imagery, including creepy dolls and wooden puppets.
SoundCloud Reaches 15 Million Users
This week the SoundCloud community reached over 15 million users.
Launched in 2008 the German website went from 5 million users in June 2011 to 10 million in January 2012, reaching 15 million this week.
Due to the growing interest, the site is currently updating its user interface which will include enhanced audio, video, photo and text features.
Commenting on these new features, SoundCloud CEO Alexander Ljung said “Today we are pushing further towards that goal by launching a private beta of the next SoundCloud, which delivers a simpler, faster, more social sound platform to help eveyone appreciate sound more.