• A-Trak dishes on new EP and Duck Sauce album
• Tiesto Recruits Bono, Calvin Harris, Diplo for AIDS Charity Compilation – Dance (Red)
• Watch Diplo, Four Tet, Nicolas Jaar, Skream, More in New Warehouse Project Documentary
• Dirtybird Presents Stuff the Bird with Claude VonStroke and Justin Jay
• Kastle Remixes Disclosure, Offers it for Free Download
A-Trak dishes on new EP and Duck Sauce album
A-Trak is a busy man. Between running his label Fool’s Gold, putting out free monthly radio mixes, producing under his solo guise and with Armand van Helden as Duck Sauce, the Canadian gun always has plenty on the go. So when he stopped by Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show recently, A-Trak was sure to give the BBC host (and us) an update as to exactly where he’s at with new productions. Turns out, as well as a new EP he’s also got the long-awaited Duck Sauce album in the immediate pipeline.
The Future Music Festival-bound producer dished on his forthcoming EP Tuna Melt (great title, right), which is due to arrive soon. The EP’s title track – featuring our own Tommy Trash – has been on the web for a couple of months now, but A-Trak assured there’s plenty more firepower coming in the four-track release. “The four songs are different,” he told Annie Mac. “The Galantis [track] is like industrial techno. Then the track with Oliver is more an electro/disco thing. I wanted to put four things together that reflect my different tastes.” He even premiered one of the EP’s tracks, Landlineft. GTA, on Mac’s show – listen to the rip below.
Capping it all off, A-Trak also confirmed that the Duck Sauce album is finished and set to arrive soon. The album, the duo’s first together, is set to arrive sometime in Spring with a new single coming early next year. So yes, there’s a lot of new A-Trak to look forward to when he touches down for FMF with his ‘A’ live show in tow.
Tiesto Recruits Bono, Calvin Harris, Diplo for AIDS Charity Compilation
Superstar DJ Tiesto has teamed up with the anti-AIDS charity (RED) for a compilation album that includes some of EDM’s biggest names, including Calvin Harris, Avicii and Diplo. Out November 27th, Dance (RED), Save Lives will also feature Tiesto’s recent collaboration with Bono on a remake of U2’s “Pride.”
“When I went to Africa in 2006, I was struck by the devastating effect of AIDS,” said Tiesto in a statement. “Now the world has an incredible chance to make sure that babies are born HIV-free by 2015, and the dance community is going to make a lot of noise to help make this happen.”
The album will be accompanied by a YouTube livestream of sets from Tiesto and other Dance (Red) artists during Melbourne’s Stereosonic Festival, which will be staged during World AIDS Day weekend on December 1st and 2nd.
“What Tiesto and his friends in the dance music community are bringing to this fight is invaluable,” said (RED) CEO Deborah Dugan. “They bring the kind of heat that is so desperately needed to keep this issue at the top of the agenda.”
(via Rolling Stone)
Watch Diplo, Four Tet, Nicolas Jaar, Skream, More in New Warehouse Project Documentary
Pitchfork.tv on YouTube and Yours Truly present a new documentary on the Warehouse Project, the annual Manchester club series. It features interviews with Diplo, Four Tet, Nicolas Jaar, AlunaGeorge, Skream, Scuba, Baauer, and more.
Dirtybird Presents Stuff the Bird with Claude VonStroke and Justin Jay
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Kastle Remixes Disclosure, Offers it for Free Download
San Franciscan producer and Symbols label boss Kastle has remixed Disclosure‘s standout single “Control,” and subsequently offered it as a free download to his fans. Taking the tune into half-step territory without sacrificing the dancefloor vibes of the original, Kastle delivers a production with rapid-fire, rattlesnake cymbal tinks and rounded low frequencies weaving in and out of its slow-grinding tempo. You can preview “Control (Kastle Remix)” below, or download the track for the price of a Facebook “Like” here.