GDD™ Morning Update: Calvin Harris, Glastonbury, Maceo Plex, Visionquest, Flume, Marquee

Calvin Harris confirms new Las Vegas residency
• Nas to headline new dance area at Glastonbury Festival
Maceo Plex tapped for DJ-Kicks
Visionquest reveal world tour
Flume Announces National ‘Infinity Prism’ Tour (Australia)
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Calvin Harris confirms new Las Vegas residency

Calvin Harris has announced that he’s taking up a new residency in Las Vegas.

The UK’s own EDM superstar will play a total of 46 dates at Hakkasan Las Vegas, situated in the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, this year.

He’ll also throw 22 daytime parties at the Wet Republic Ultra Pool, also at the MGM Grand.

The news broke at a Brit Awards afterparty last night.

(via Mixmag)


Nas to headline new dance area at Glastonbury Festival

The Queens legend will make his first trip to Worthy Farm later this year. 

The Dance Village has been rebranded, and will now be known as Silver Hayes. The area will centre around Sonic, a ginormous 7000+ capacity tent. Two smaller stages – the Wow Stage, focused on newer talent, and an open-air, dance-focused “installation” called Gully – will also make up part of the site.

The first ever Silver Hayes headliner will be Nas, making his debut Glastonbury appearance off the back of last year’s impressive Life Is Good. He’ll be joined by the remarkably successful Disclosure and AlunaGeorge, and Eats Everything, The Congos, Sub Focus, Rudimental, Hot Natured and David Rodigan are also confirmed to play.

Describing the new area, festival supremo Emily Eavis said: “I’ve always thought that the closest parallel with Glastonbury is Notting Hill Carnival, and the buzz around this rebirth is exactly what we were looking for, both musically and visually. There’s going to be a lot of incredible music from all around the world.”

Michael Eavis also placed the new area in the context of the festival’s history: “Malcolm [Haynes, Dance Village supervisor] turned up with an after hours rave truck in the 1980s and he’s been going hard at it ever since. Now he’s conjured up a new vision for one of the most beautiful areas of the farm, which will be brilliant.” [via NME]

This year’s Glastonbury Festival will be the first to be livestreamed by the BBC. The festival runs from June 26-30.

(via FACT Mag)


Maceo Plex tapped for DJ-Kicks

Maceo Plex has mixed the latest edition of !K7‘s DJ Kicks, due out on April 30th.

American producer Eric Estornel (who also produces under the name Maetrik) has enjoyed a rapid rise to fame in the past few years, as documented in a recent feature on RA. Part of that is likely due to his prolific release schedule, dropping hooky deep house tracks like “Vibe Your Love” and “Under The Sheets” on labels such as Crosstown Rebels, No. 19 Music and his own Ellum Audio.

In a press release, Estornel promises his mix will be a “little more deep and futuristic” than what he calls the “throwback” trend of early ’90s house currently gripping the house scene. The disc will feature a tracks both new and old (some dating back 20 years), with almost all of them edited by Estornel himself because “a lot of them were missing percussion, or some other element I thought they could use.” In addition to Maceo Plex selections, the mix also includes the likes of Move D, TV Baby and Detroit’s DJ Stingray. As with all DJ-Kicks, Estornel’s will feature an exclusive track: his own “Galactic Cinema.”

01. Monsters From ID – Spatial Lobe
02. Voice Stealer – Evaluation
03. Stingray313 – Defect
04. Mathias Schaffhäuser – Nice To Meet You (Maceo Plex edit)
05. TV Baby – New York Is Alright (Blak Spun mix)
06. Maceo Plex & Mark O’Sullivan – When It All Comes To This
07. Lab Insect AKA Nomenklatür – Oh Happy Day (Maceo Plex edit)
08. Kimbu Kimra – Raise The Dead (Love From San Francisco dub)
09. Mattski – Escapism (Maceo Plex Conversation remix)
10. Eric Volta – Rez-Shifter (Maceo Plex remix)
11. Visnadi – Racing Tracks (Indianapolis Drive Mix / Maceo Plex edit)
12. Maceo Plex – Galactic Cinema (DJ-Kicks)
13. Move D – Sandmann (Maetrik edit)
14. Zeta Reticula & Freaks – Creeps (Maetrik Fusion edit)
15. Jaydee – Payback (Maceo Plex remix)
16. S.A.M. – Nangijala (Maceo Plex Reggae Edit)
17. Turner – Multiorgel (Schneider TM mix)
18. Maceo Plex – Mind On Fire

!K7 Records will release DJ-Kicks by Maceo Plex on April 30th, 2013.

(via Resident Advisor)


Visionquest reveal world tour

The Visionquest crew have been alluding to the Visionquest 13 concept since they released their initial video in late December.

Today at Point Blank, the highly regarded music school in London, the crew revealed exactly what the Visionquest 13 concept is. As one of the most exciting and consistent labels in dance music (and former Mixmag cover stars), we expected something massive and innovative, and the boys delivered.

Visionquest 13 will be a global tour “whose conceptual framework envisions this new era as a time of elevated consciousness; one where humanity begins a retreat from seeking answers in the external and returns to a journey within.”

Translation: they will be playing extended sets at some of the finest cities in the world, including kicking off with Fabric in London and journeying to Chicago, Ibiza, Amsterdam, and Paris.

These 13 parties over the course of 2013 will be sure to create a sizable buzz and further cement the boys as champions of the underground. Get a taster of what to expect by watching the boys play in our Mixmag DJ Lab below.

(via Mixmag)


Flume Announces National ‘Infinity Prism’ Tour (Australia)

Man of the moment Flume has announced news that he is to embark on his first ever headline tour of Australia. Called the ‘Infinity Prism Tour,’ it will see the Sydney producer hit all major cities throughout April and May, co-inciding with his tour with regional festival Groovin’ The Moo.

According to a press release, The Infinity Prism is “a device that references the kaleidoscopic imagery of his album cover in a live context by way of a hexagonal infinity mirror embedded with LED lights that will feature in both the live show and also in a forthcoming trilogy of video clips”. Interesting. Check the tour trailer below for a taste.

Support will come from his Melbourne homeboy and recent album collaborator Chet Faker, with the fellas hitting the big city venues like The Hordern Pavilion in Sydney and Brisbane’s Rivertsage.

Flume 2013 National Tour Dates:

30.04.13 – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW (all ages)
02.05.13 – Festival Hall, Melbourne VIC (all ages)
07.05.13 – Riverstage, Brisbane QLD (all ages)
08.05.13 – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide SA (all ages)
12.05.13 – Metro City, Perth WA (18+)

(via Pulse Radio)


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