GDD™ Morning Update: Justice, James Blake, Soul Clap, Fur Coat, EMI, Green Day

Happy Friday! Today’s news features Justice, James Blake, Soul Clap, Fur Coat, EMI, and Green Day. Please read on after the jump.


Justice announce new EP, ‘New Lands’

Before they head back our way for Parklife in September, French electro favourites Justice have announced that they’ll be dropping a new EP is just a few days.

New Lands is scheduled for digital release on June 25 – that’s this coming Monday. As the keen Justice fan might notice, New Lands is one of the tracks from last year’s album Audio, Video, Disco. Now, it’s getting the EP treatment and is due for release alongside remixes from A-TrakSebastianand Falcon as well as a live version of the track.

Ed Banger head honcho Busy P offered some typically amusing, broken-English musings on the new EP. “ New Lands EP includes some very familiar names. My oldest friend DJ Falcon was surfing away, it wasn’t easy to get him out of the water and go back in the studio,” he begins. “A-Trak is for me the North American side of Ed Banger records, here again, it was natural to ask him to remix his Justice friends. Sebastian went downtempo, hypnotic, if you’re fed with Ni**as in Paris (you heard it 11 times in a row…) you might like this joint!” Sounds good to us.

(via inthemix)


James Blake to Release More Music as Harmonimix

Earlier this year, James Blake revived his Harmonimix alias to remix D’Angelo. (He’s also done reworks of songs by Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, and Destiny’s Child as Harmonimix).

As FACT points outR&S records will release new Harmonimix remixes in September,according to Blake’s Facebook. Blake’s take on Trim’s “Confidence Boost” is backed by the Blake/Trim track “Saying”, according to FACT.


Soul Clap Throw 90s Rave

That dastardly duo Soul Clap are back in London once again to bring a fat dose of fun to the dancefloor.

The boys are throwing a 90s rave at a secret location in the capital and if you’ve been to one of their soirees before then you’ll know what kind of shenanigans to expect.

Doc Martin and The Martinez Brothers are playing alongside Soul Clap and there will also be a live set from Robert Owens.

Get your vix vapour rub out now! The party is on June 30, all information and tickets right here.

(via Mixmag)


Fur Coat Prep Debut Album, Mind Over Matter

Fur Coat will release their first album, Mind Over Matter, this September onCrosstown Rebels

The album comes less than a year after Fur Coat first came on the radar with Space Ballad, a collaboration with Argenis Brito released on Crosstown Rebels in September. They’ve put out just one more EP since then: You and I with Cari Golden, also released on Crosstown. Mind Over Matter is loaded with guest appearances too, including Rap Lisa, Mel Blatt, Stee Downes and go-to tech house vocalist Big Bully. The album combines new productions with songs from their two EPs. According to group member Sergio Muñoz (AKA Delete), the title is a reference to the duo’s life perspective. 

“Mind Over Matter is a way of thinking that we have,” says Muñoz. “We believe if you think what you want and you visualize it you can get it, and with the power of mind you can overcome any obstacle.” 

01. Mind Over Matter (Intro)
02. Those Days
03. Pettit Pillow feat. Rap Lisa
04. She’s All Good feat. Big Bully
05. Falls Away feat. Mel Blatt
06. The Man Of The Hour
07. Spirit
08. Going Nowhere feat. Stee Downes
09. Change Resistance
10. You And I feat. Cari Golden
11. Space Ballad feat. Argenis Brito
12. Understand What I Do feat. Big Bully
13. This Is The End

Crosstown Rebels will release Mind Over Matter on September 17th, 2012.

(via Resident Advisor)


EMI To Offer A Celebration Of Electronic Music From 1958-2012

EMI MUSIC is launching “Electrospective,” a multi-platform campaign celebrating the development of electronic music since 1958 and the earliest days of technological innovation at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, through to the rise of current dance music superstars including DAVID GUETTA and DEADMAU5.

Electrospective brings together the EMI MUSIC, MUTE and VIRGIN catalogues chronicling the key works of visionaries like KRAFTWERK and BRIAN ENO to the success of DEPECHE MODE and THE HUMAN LEAGUE, the explosion of electronic dance music in the late 80s and the rise of global stars like DAFT PUNK and THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS.

EMI VP/Global Campaigns DAVID ROWE said, “EMI has enjoyed more than 50 years of success with electronic music artists and labels, as demonstrated by the depth and breadth of the albums featured in the campaign. With ‘Electrospective’ we have a unique chance to work with the genre’s biggest names in order to share this inspiring story with fans on a global level.”

(via All Access)


Green Day dabble with dance music on new disc

Green Day have a dance music track on their new trilogy.

The ‘American Idiot’ band are releasing three albums, titled ‘¡Uno!’, ‘¡Dos!’ and ‘¡Tre!’ and on one track, ‘Kill the DJ’, attempted to emulate electronic music. 

Singer Bille Joe Armstrong said: “Mike [Dirt, bassist] asked me to write a song with a four-on-the-floor rhythm. 

“I’d never done it before. It’s kind of like [The Clash’s] ‘Sandinista!’, Ian Dury’s ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’ and the Tom Tom Club song, ‘Genius of Love’.

“We were trying to figure out how to make dance music without turning into a dance band.”

Billie also explained the reason the band are releasing three albums is because they wanted to do something “dangerous,” but even though there are three separate discs, it still counts as one album under their record contract.

He added to Rolling Stone magazine: “It counts as one. Believe me, we asked. There was no getting around that. That was fine.

“The record company have been great about it, just stoked. People get so caught up in not trying to do something new and creative, ‘Let’s just put out an EP.’ We said, ‘Let’s do the exact opposite, something dangerous and fun.'”

Green Day – completed by drummer Tre Cool – release ‘¡Uno!’ on September 25, ‘¡Dos!’ on November 13 and ‘¡Tre!’ on January 15.

(via Breaking News)