• Madeon makes history DJing at New York Stock Exchange
• Eats Everything announces Edible Tour
• Nile Rodgers working with Tensnake
• Watch Duke Dumont‘s “Need U (100%)” Video
• Richie Hawtin Introduces Traktor DJ For IPad
Madeon makes history DJing at New York Stock Exchange
A couple of weeks ago the news broke that Fatboy Slim would be djing in the House of Commonsand it seems young French producer Madeon is following the trend of unlikely venues.
Fresh from finishing his support slot on the Lady Gaga tour, the youngster played for an hour to a packed out New York Stock Exchange floor.
This is the first time a DJ set has taken place at the Stock Exchange and the event was run by Kairos 50 to celebrate the achievements of the 50 most innovative student-run businesses in the world.
Eats Everything announces Edible Tour
Eats Everything will kick off a four-date party series called Edible this May.
Real name Dan Pearce, Eats Everything has enjoyed a rapid rise to prominence in the past 12 months off the back of EPs for labels like Dirtybird and Futureboogie. Although Pearce says the Edible project will eventually expand into other areas, for the time being the focus will be on a four-date tour in May. The first event will take place at Solus in Cardiff on Friday, May 3rd, with Pearce joined on the bill by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Catz ‘N Dogz and T.Williams. The following night will see a show at fabric in London with T.Williams and Dutch artists Tom Trago andWilliam Kouam Djoko. On May 17th, Pearce will travel to Brighton for a party at Audio with Richy Ahmed and Blond:ish, before a hometown gig in Bristol on May 25th withJackmaster, Oneman, Waifs & Strays and another yet-to-be-announced guest. Tickets for the events—which come with a USB stick containing an Eats Everything edit—can be found on the official Eats Everything site from 3:00PM GMT today.
May 17 Edible, Audio, South + East
May 25 Edible, Motion, West + Wales
Nile Rodgers working with Tensnake
After confirming that he worked on the upcoming Daft Punk album, Nile Rodgers has also revealed details of another high profile collaboration.
The Chic frontman confirmed via Twitter that he would be working with recent Essential Mix inductee Tensnake.
The tweet read: “A great day in the studio! Working on an amazing song with original Chic playing on it & started on 2 tracks from @Tensnake to collab on”.
Tensnake was overjoyed by the collaboration, describing Nile as his “favourite producer”.
He says: “It’s something of a dream come true. I don’t have any idols but he’s definitely my favourite producer and we worked on two tracks together. The whole thing came together really quickly: he’s so easy to work with.
“There’s a lick he played on one track that reminds me of ‘China Girl’ – [from the Nile-produced 'Let's Dance' album], he said he was inspired by an old Rufus lick ['Sweet Thing'] and put that into a pop production. He said, ‘for them it was new but for us it was like an old thing!’”
Watch Duke Dumont’s “Need U (100%)” Video
The video for Duke Dumont’s ‘Need U (100%)’ has landed.
2012 really was a great year for the Duke and it looks like 2013 could be even better for the UK producer.
Before ‘Need U (100%)’ he was known for making dancefloor destroyers but this latest single really indicates Duke Dumont’s explosion onto the mainstream scene.
The single is going to be released through the producer’s label Blasé Boys Club and there is also backing from none other than Ministry of Sound. This major label backing comes alongside support from Radio 1, 1Xtra, Kiss FM and Capital FM.
‘Need U (100%)’ is out on March 31, and you can see the video below.
Read more about Duke Dumont in our recent feature with him.
Richie Hawtin Introduces Traktor DJ For IPad
Native Instruments has announced an iPad version of their popular digital DJ software, called simply Traktor DJ. The iPad app joins an already busy market for DJing applications, though NI’s entry into the market stands to take the lead by pitching Traktor DJ both to entry-level DJs as well as pros familiar with the NI brand.
Being the technogically savvy DJ that he is, Richie Hawtin has jumped on board with the Traktor DJ app. Check out the below video of him using the app at BPM Festival in Mexico.
Interaction with the music has been tailored to the touchscreen and DJs scratch, cue and loop by directly touching the waveforms. Traktor DJ also incorporates some of the functionality of iOS, with full iTunes integration and a Notification Center feature that provides users with “tips, tricks, and techniques” for doing more with the app. DJs who want to cue up with headphones and get a high-quality audio output can pair their iPads with Traktor Audio 6 and 10 interfaces via Apple’s Camera Connection Kit. In addition to working as a standalone DJ system, Traktor DJ can also be used in conjunction with Traktor Pro. The app syncs “bi-directionally” with the software via Dropbox, meaning that cue points, loops or anything else done on one version makes its way over to the other.
Traktor DJ for ipad will set you back a very wallet friendly $19.99 through the App Store.