Good morning! Today’s news features Fatboy Slim, Paul Oakenfold, Get Lost LA, and the David Lynch remixes. Please read on after the jump.
Fatboy Slim Plans Cinema Dance Party
Superstar DJ Fatboy Slim is planning to bring dance music fans together through a cinematic experience.
On Friday the 31st of August 2012, party lovers all over the world will be able to see one of Fatboy’s legendary raves on the big screen and hear it in 5.1 surround sound.
The film was recorded at Brighton’s Amex Stadium in front of 40,000 fans over two nights and features a breathtaking 600 square metre LED video wall that stretched the length of the pitch.
The whole thing has then been set to a soundtrack that incorporates the artist’s latest material and his greatest hits in his signature mash-up style.
You can watch the cinema trailer below.
Just one question remains, sweet or salted popcorn?
Listen: Paul Oakenfold returns to the Essential Mix
“I am focused on DJing and making music this year,” Perfecto boss Paul Oakenfold has said, and his worldwide tour will bring him to Australia in Spring. Part of that renewed focus on DJing led Oakey back to the BBC Radio 1 studio to helm his first Essential Mix in five years over the weekend. Despite the long break, he was the second name ever to record an Essential Mix back in 1993 and was the show’s resident DJ in 1999. The Goa set that he created for the show in 1994 is described by Pete Tong as “perhaps the most famous Essential Mix of them all”, capturing a moment in time (inthemix recently heard Above & Beyond’s Jono Grant quoting it as his introduction to dance music). Oakey’s new two-hour session is titled ‘Fluorescence’, inspired by the sound of his offshoot label Perfecto Fluoro.
“I wanted to make something really special for you guys – to take you on a real journey – and this mix is it,” Oakey writes. “It’s been a few months work to put it together and it’s packed with not only great melodic music but also samples from film, radio, speech and other audio sources. I hope you are going to like it and enjoy it as much as I did putting it together.” The tracklist includes a string of familiar names and lesser-known talents, with Melbourne’s own Ahmet Atasever represented.
Perfecto Fluoro figurehead John Askew recently took to his Facebook page to big-up his boss’s effort. “Sitting in the Perfecto office listening to Paul Oakenfold’s Essential Mix,” Askew wrote. “He’s called it ‘Fluorescence’, and I have to say – it’s incredible. Proper trance. Proper Goa. Proper psy. Proper breaks. It’s just fucking cool and fucking proper.” You can give it a “proper” listen over at the BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix site, or hit play on the Soundcloud embed below.
S.I.N. (Sub Intelligence Noize) & Rory Tec – Nebula Rising (Progressive Transient Mix)
Mimax – Insomnia
06R – Air
Origin – Planet Cracker (Steve Birch Breaks N Kick Mix)
Ahmet Atasever – All Yours (Ovnimoon Remix)
Moonbeam – Hate is Killer (Arty Remix) (feat. Avis Vox)
Rory James – Memory Flush (Steve Haines Remix)
Adrian Lux – Burning (Topher Jones remix) (feat. Dante)
Snow Patrol – Called Out in The Dark (Flesh & Bone Remix)
Paul Oakenfold – Surrender (Protoculture Remix) (feat. J Hart)
Simon Le Grec – Hey DJ Play My Song
Light Year – Reversion
B.Exp – Overmind
Future Disciple – Nail the Nile
Steve Brian – Vueltas (Thomas Datt Remix)
Sezer Uysal – Nigah I Mestine
Alex Armes – Take This Way (Dankann Antillas Remix)
Armin van Buuren – We Are Here to Make Some Noize
Will Atkinson – Darker Shades of Black (Blazer Remix)
John O’Callaghan – Big Sky (Ben Gold 2012 Mix) (feat. Audrey Gallagher)
Easy Riders – Symbolic Flashback
Simon Patterson – Northern Lights
Armin van Buuren – Yet Another Day (Ben Gold 2012 Mix) (feat. ray Wilson)
Yahel – Now F* Dance
Easy Rider – Hamburger
Thomas Datt – Long Distance
Seth Vogt – Lost (Under This Remix) (feat. Goldillox)
Hard Noize – Breakaway (Blazer Remix)
Brian Cameron – Serotonin Syndrome (Eshericks Remix)
Santiago Niño – City Lights
Paul Oakenfold – Come Together
XGenic – Blaster
Mac & Monday – Yoruba
Planet Perfecto – Bullet in The Gun (Gary Maguire Remix)
Tristan & Magik – Wonderizer
Insomniac and Crosstown Rebels Get Lost in LA
Insomniac Events are probably best known for large-scale, mainstream-leaning dance events—including the Electric Daisy Carnival—but in August they’ll partner with Crosstown Rebels for what they’re calling a “night of hedonism bringing the future of dance music to downtown LA,” bringing the imprint’s popular Get Lost party to the West Coast. The party will take place at LA’s Exchange with a number of Crosstown Rebels signees, including label founder and manager Damian Lazarus. Other headliners include Hot Creations founder Jamie Jones—voted the #1 DJ of 2011 in last year’s RA DJ Poll—Art Department member Jonny White, and Visionquest’s Shaun Reeves. Toronto’s Amirali, who just released his In Time album on Crosstown, along with UK duo Infinity Ink, will perform live sets, and the DJ lineup will be rounded out by Infinity Ink member Luca C., LA trio Droog, Crosstown newcomers Fur Coat, and Eduardo Castillo.
“Special guests” are promised but details have yet to be announced, and tickets are available to purchase on RA right now.
(via Resident Advisor)
Sasha, Moby, Skream, Underworld & more remix David Lynch
With films as unpredictable as Blue Velvet and Mulholland Dr. to his name, you expect curveballs from U.S. auteur David Lynch. The director’s decision to release an electronic album called Crazy Clown Time last year certainly fit that pattern, and now he’s readying v2.0 for release on 6 August. The new edition of the album comes with a couple of extra compositions, Sparkle Lounge Blues andI Have A Radio, along with a host of remixes.
Remixing David Lynch isn’t the kind of assignment that comes along every day, and some very talented names have signed up for the challenge. Dubstep trailblazer Skream presents his ‘Not So Ravey’ take on I Know, house crew Visionquest and Danish maestro Trentemoller both tweak the Karen O-featuring single Pinky’s Dream, plus there’s the hallowed trinity of Sasha, Moby andUnderworld doing their thing.
“I think it’s a definite crossover album and it will reach millions of people,” Lynch told an interviewer last year of his album, with that familiar streak of bone-dry humour. With these remixes out there, at least the dancefloors of the world are a bit weirder.
CRAZY CLOWN TIME v2.0 TRACKLIST
1. Pinky’s Dream feat. Karen O
2. Good Day Today
3. So Glad
4. Noah’s Ark
5. Football Game
6. I Know
7. Strange and Unproductive Thinking
8. The Night Bell With Lightning
9. Stone’s Gone Up
10. Crazy Clown Time
11. These Are My Friends
12. Speed Roadster
13. Movin’ On
14. She Rise Up
15. Sparkle Lounge Blues
16. I Have A Radio
17. I Know (Skream’s Not So Ravey Remix)
18. Good Day Today (Underworld Classic Remix)
19. I Know (Sasha remix)
20. Noah’s Ark (Moby Remix)
21. Pinky’s Dream (Visionquest Velvet Curtain Remix)
22. Pinky’s Dream (Trentemøller Remix)
23. I Have A Radio (VIDEO)
24. Crazy Clown Time (VIDEO)