• Listen: Brodinski drops first solo Bromance EP
• Ultra Europe announces first headliners
• Flying Lotus teases upcoming projects including one he’s “not allowed to talk about”
• Tom Demac, Breach, T. Williams, A1 Bassline, and More Feature on Pets Compilation
• Baauer and Just Blaze are collaborating and touring together
• AC Entertainment leaves Moogfest for new festival, Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit
Listen: Brodinski drops first solo Bromance EP
Since founding Bromance, most of Brodinski’s musical endeavours have seen him pair up with labelmate Gesaffelstein. The Gallic dream team, as we’ve come to call them, have racked up a few joint EPs in Bromance’s first year of life and midway through 2012, Gesaffelstein branched out and dropped one all on his own, the heavy-hitting Rise of Depravity. However unlike Geseff’, until this week Brodinski hadn’t yet released a solo EP of his own on the label. But yesterday, the Frenchman dropped his first lone EP Dance Like Machines, the two-track making Bromance’s seventh release.
“The first year of Bromance has been super amazing, definitely a lot more than I was expecting,” Brodinski told inthemix. “I created the label with Manu, my manager, to push the artists we love and to release our own music with our own schedule – our own way of doing things”. So was it a conscious decision for Brodinski to go it alone on the new EP? “Yes, definitely! Gesaffelstein released his own EP in July – it’s good to show people our own side.”
As well as the Brodinski and Gesaffelstein team, Bromance also boasts French foursome Club Cheval, who accompanied the label heads to Australia for the recent Stereosonic tour. “They are my producers, my friends too, it’s just amazing to work with them,” the Hard Arena headliner enthused. “They have such an amazing way of seeing music. They’re the future and I’m pretty convinced about that, I can’t wait for them to show the world what they have in mind.” In the meantime, listen to a (pretty decent sized) preview of the Dance Like Machines EP below or head to Beatport to pick it up.
Ultra Europe announces first headliners
After the inital announcement of Ultra taking their festival to Croatia next summer, the first wave of headliners have been unveiled.
Swedish hotshot Avicii, Dutch maestro Armin Van Buuren and dancefloor heavyweight Carl Cox have all been announced for the event.
Taking place between July 12-13 in Croatia, tickets are available here.
You can check out the teaser video for the festival below.
Flying Lotus teases upcoming projects including one he’s “not allowed to talk about”
The Brainfeeder beatsmith promises two upcoming LPs and a mystery project.
According to Twitter, the man formerly known as Steven Ellison says he is working on the Captain Murphy LP, the second LP from bassist extraordinaire Thundercat, and “some project I’m not allowed to talk about!” In case you missed it, Ellison recentlyrevealed himself as oddball rapper Captain Murphy.
Tom Demac, Breach, T. Williams, A1 Bassline, and More Feature on Pets Compilation
The Catz ‘n Dogz-helmed Pets imprint has revealed details of a forthcoming compilation, called Friends Will Carry You Too, which will drop early next year. The 30-plus-track collection pulls from some of the label’s more familiar faces—Tom Demac, A1 Bassline, Uffe, and, of course, Catz ‘n Dogz (pictured above)—while also incoporating an impressive list of like-minded contemporaries such as Breach, T. Williams, Trikk, Maribou State, Dave Aju, and many more. While no exact release date has been settled on yet, the label ensures that Friends Will Carry You Too (which is, in fact, a follow-up to the much smallerFriends Will Carry You compilation that the label released earlier this year) is set to drop sometime in March 2013. For now, you can peep the complete double-disc tracklist below.
01 Squarehead “No One Has To Know”
02 Jay Shepheard “Right Reason”
03 Trikk “Floorwave”
04 Blckshp “Close To Mine”
05 Viadrina “Fake Light”
06 Catz ‘n Dogz “Mass Confusion (Eats Everything Remix)”
07 Friend Within “The Relate”
08 Billy Disney “Rum Punch”
09 A1 Bassline “Trip Over”
10 Breach & T. Williams “And Then We”
11 Rachel Row “Follow The Step” (Justin Martin Remix)
12 Rampa – Dirty Son
13 Lower Entrance “Unknown Variation (feat. Natalia Grosiak)” (Dave Aju Remix)
14 Simon Garcia “Control”
15 Tom Demac “Emerge (feat. Phil Kay)”
01 Kixnare “Sun Touch”
02 Drrax “Red Turns To Green” (Eltron John Remix)
03 Eats Everything “Need (feat. Leah)”
04 Kamp! “Azure”
05 SLG “October”
06 Chmara Winter “Dive (feat. Vera D)”
07 Death on the Balcony “Time To Get Up (Edit)”
08 Catz ‘n Dogz “Starlight (feat. James Yuill)”
09 Lookleft & Bearight “Miss You” (dOP remix)
10 Maribou State & Pedestrian “Mask”
11 Uffe “Helsinki in Progress”
12 Good Paul “Realize (feat. Malenta)”
13 Till Von Sein & Tigerskin “In the Line of Fire”
14 Martin Dawson “Life (Edit)”
15 El_Txef_A “Hold Tight To Your Heart`s Desire”
16 Twilite “Hopin” (Bueno Bros. Remix)
Adam Zasada “Destiny”
Baauer and Just Blaze are collaborating and touring together
Leftfield beatmakers, it seems, are continuing to penetrate rap’s big league.
Hudson Mohawke, of course, contributed some backroom work to G.O.O.D Music’s ‘Mercy’. According to Pitchfork, another LuckyMe affiliate is now breaking into the fold.
Antic producer Baauer, responsible for ‘Harlem Shake’ (one of ourTracks Of The Year), is currently working with hip-hop megaproducer Just Blaze on new material. No further news is forthcoming, but, on paper at least, it sounds like a pretty alchemical meeting of minds.
The pair are also heading out on tour together – dates are below. Asterisked dates are Baauer only.
01-24 Urbana, IL – Canopy Club *
01-25 Detroit, MI – Elekricity
01-26 Orlando, FL – Firestone
01-30 Calgary, Alberta – Commonwealth
01-31 London, Ontario – London Music Hall
02-01 Toronto, Ontario – The Hoxton
02-02 Denver, CO – City Hall
02-06 Vancouver, British Columbia – Celebrities
02-07 San Francisco, CA – 103 Harriet *
02-08 Chicago, IL – The Mid
02-09 Edmonton, Alberta – Empire Ballroom
02-10 Winnipeg, Manitoba – Republic Nightclub *
02-13 Ann Arbor, MI – The Necto
02-14 Boston, MA – Middle East
02-15 New York, NY -Webster Hall
02-16 Minneapolis, MN – The Loft
(via FACT Mag)