GDD™ Morning Update: Justice, Richie Hawtin, Decibel Festival, Figgy

Justice unveil new EP details
Richie Hawtin heads to South Africa for youth social change
Decibel announces 2013 dates and winter shows
• Symbols Recordings releases previews for Figgy‘s forthcoming For The One EP


Justice unveil new EP details

French electro duo Justice have confirmed that the ‘Helix’ EP will be released on January 8.

The five track release will be fronted by an extended version of the title track, which also appeared on latest album ‘Audio, Video, Disco’ in a shorter form. Also featuring on the record will be unreleased track ‘Presence’ and the previously released ‘Ohio’.

The EP also features a pair of ‘Helix’ remixes from Domenico Torti and Gesaffelstein. The digital-only ‘Helix’ EP will be released via ED Banger/Because/Elektra/Vice.

Check out Justice ‘Helix’ (Domenico Torti’s Headspin Remix) below:


1. Helix (Extended)
2. Presence
3. Ohio
4. Helix (Gesaffelstein Vision remix)
5. Helix (Domenico Torti’s Headspin remix)

(via Mixmag)

Richie Hawtin heads to South Africa for youth social change

After finishing his CNTRL: Beyond EDM tour, Richie Hawtin is now going to travel to South Africa for the first time in February.

The Minus head honcho is travelling to South Africa to take part in a series of socially conscious events organized by non-profit organization called Bridges For Music.

Bridges For Music aims to “raise awareness of social issues by leveraging the presence of global opinion leaders within local communities and by connecting the international media, technology and dance music brands with these new audiences”

Hawtin will be joined by Black Coffee and DJ Fresh as they conduct a series of workshops before Richie plays two gigs during his stay, his debut performances in the country.

(via Mixmag)


Decibel announces 2013 dates and winter shows

Decibel Festival has announced the dates for its tenth anniversary edition, along with details on a few smaller events this winter.

The festival will take place in its usual slot of the last week of September—which this year means September 25th through the 29th. None of the acts have been announced yet, but special 50% off holiday passes for sale now.

Focusing on the not-so-distant future, Decibel will continue their series of one-off shows up through February. This Friday, UK house duo Bondax will land at the Baltic Room with local DJs Jason Burns and Kid Smpl. On January 18th, Brooklyn producerFaltyDL will headline a joint event by Decibel and Innerflight (also Innerflight’s second anniversary) at the Lo-Fi Lounge. Support will come from festival organizerNordic Soul and novaTRON, plus two TBA special guests. The following evening, Modern Love’s Andy Stott will reprise his 2012 Decibel appearance at the Crocodile, with Kid Smpl and Jason Burns on opening duties once again. Finally, on February 20th, German duo Mouse On Mars will perform live at Neumos.


Symbols Recordings releases previews for Figgy’s forthcoming For The One EP

This one is for the house heads. New York artist, Figgy, has constructed a powerful, lush and concise EP of club ready jams. For The One rolls along with a old school breakbeat that will take you back to the 90s. Let You Know is probably the most soulful as its beats are broken around warm chords and vocal edits. Tell Me and Only You wrap up the release with a catchy, driving force that’ll have you bouncing.

01. For The One
02. Let You Know
03. Tell Me
04. Only You