GDD™ Morning Update: Calvin Harris, Mysteryland, Boards of Canada, Zomby

• Move over MJ: Calvin Harris sets new UK chart record
Mysteryland turns 20 with bumper 2013 line-up
• Boards of Canada‘s surprise single appears in Rough Trade East
Zomby to Release Double-Disc Album via 4AD; Hear Another New Track

 

Move over MJ: Calvin Harris sets new UK chart record

As a typically wry Tweet from Calvin Harris points out, Michael Jackson may be regarded the King Of Pop, but what did he know about side-chaining? This week, Harris became a record-holder in the UK, earning eight chart hits from the one album. The most recent blockbuster song to fall into line from his LP 18 Months is Need Your Love, featuring Ellie Goulding.

The album’s parade of Top Ten singles started back in June 2011 with Bounce (peaking at No.  2), followed by Feel So Close (No. 2), We Found Love with Rihanna (No.  1), Let’s Go (No. 2), We’ll Be Coming Back (No. 2), Sweet Nothing with Florence Welch (No. 1) and Drinking From The Bottle (No. 5). With the Ellie Goulding single, Harris pips Michael Jackson, whose albums Bad and Dangerouseach featured seven UK Top Ten singles. It seems the 18 Months approach – bundling up past glories alongside newer material on one tracklist – was a savvy move.

Harris will be celebrating his dream run over the coming months with a new residency at Las Vegas mega-club Hakkasan. Over the Northern summer, he’s also ticking off appearances at Amnesia in Ibiza and festival slots at Jay-Z’s Made In America, Balaton Sound, V Festival, T In The Park and Wireless.

Speaking to Music Radar last year, the producer recalled how he started out, in the early days before he was pop’s go-to guy. “Right at the start, when I was about 13 or 14, I only had an Amiga 500 Plus running a bit of tracker software called OctaMED. My brother was big into his computers and, when he moved up to a proper PC, I took charge of the Amiga. With the right interface, you could sample things off CD, so I used to nick loads of loops from Fatboy Slim albums and make my own tunes.” 

(via inthemix)

 

Mysteryland turns 20 with bumper 2013 line-up

In the calm before the storm of another Northern summer, enduring one-day festival behemoth Mysteryland has announced its 2013 line-up for its 20th edition. Leading the mainstage on August 24 2013 are tried-and-true names like Steve AokiSteve Angello and Fedde Le Grand, with a prime slot for hometown hero Joris Voorn. There are 13 unique, purpose-built stages overall. This being a Dutch-made festival from the ID&T camp, the Q-dance arena is sure to be a major drawcard, then there’s the Dirty Dutch Big Top with the likes of ChuckieDirty South and Flosstradamus, a Resist stage with a line-up of bass fiends, and house and techno at every corner of the site.

In 2012, inthemix’s Angus Paterson trekked out to the rolling hills of the Voormalig Floriade, just outside of Amsterdam, to experience Mysteryland: “While ID&T has stolen its own thunder in recent years when it comes to hype, due to the sheer excess of Tomorrowland in Belgium, Mysteryland is still the spiritual parent of that festival. Though as it turns out, it’s a completely different event, and a markedly more ‘adult’ one. 2012 marked the 19th year Mysteryland took place just outside of Amsterdam, and you could certainly feel its heritage on the day, with the age of attendees stretching from early 20s right through to 50s and even 60s. You got the sense it’s an authentic Dutch cultural event; a party that trades excess for style, while still pulling out all the stops to create a genuine fantasy world.”

MAINSTAGE

STEVE AOKI / STEVE ANGELLO
FEDDE LE GRAND
PORTER ROBINSON
FAKE BLOOD
JORIS VOORN
BAKERMAT
MUSCLEFARM
Hosted by LEX EMPRESS

Q DANCE

HEADHUNTERZ
BRENNAN HEART
WILDSTYLEZ
ZATOX
COONE
KORSAKOFF
B-FRONT
CODE BLACK
A*S*Y*S*
WASTED PENGUINZ
Hosted By MC VILLAIN

THE BIG TOP hosted by DIRTY DUTCH

CHUCKIE
DIRTY SOUTH
FLOSSTRADAMUS
SHOWTEK
GREGORI KLOSMAN
RITON
BETATRAXX
GENAIRO NVILLA
DELIVIO REAVON & AARON GILL
Hosted by: MC ROGA

DON’T LET DADDY KNOW

THOMAS GOLD
DENIZ KOYU
AN21 & MAX VANGELLI
SHERMANOLOGY
DYRO
JULIAN JORDAN
DANNIC
MARTIN GARRIX
SEM VOX
AUDIEN
Hosted by: MC ZAWDI

RESIST

ZEDS DEAD
CASPA
BAAUER
COOKIE MONSTA
JOKER
GOMES
TB6K
LIFECYCLE
CURIFEX
CHRISISDUBS
Hosted by MC TJEK

HEINEKEN STARCLUB PRESENTS TIK TAK

THE PARTYSQUAD
THE FLEXICAN ft MC SEF
YELLOW CLAW
RL GRIME
SEM VOX
FEEST DJ RUUD
FS GREEN
ABSTRACT
PHALERIEAU
JAZIAH
GIRLSLOVEDJS
YOURI ALEXANDER
Hosted by VI

ELECTRIC DELUXE PRESENTS

SPEEDY J
JOSEPH CAPRIATI
GARY BECK
O/V/R (JAMES RUSKIN & REGIS)
SHED
LUCY
BLACKASTEROID live
ESHU

DE SALON hosted by VISIONQUEST

VISIONQUEST: SHAUN REEVES, RYAN CROSSON, LEE CURTISS AND SETH TROXLER
DINKY live
BORIS WERNER
WAREIKA live
WILLIAM KOUAM DJOKO & TOM RUIJG B2B

STUDIO 80

TIGA
CASSY & STEVE RACHMAD B2B
2000 AND ONE
EATS EVERYTHING
HEIDI
HOMEWORK
BRAM FIDDER
RAAF

WEITER

OLIVIER WEITER
KÖLSCH live
MISS MELERA
HEARTTHROB
EELKE KLEIJN

TOTEM

KAREEM RAIHANI
AWANTO3
ERDBEERSCHNITZEL live
NO REGULAR PLAY
EAGLEMEN
TRUE IDENTITY
CHARLES DAVOS
FORREST OF HEROES

REDBULL STUDIO CONNECTS BANGERS & MASH

BREACH (AKA BEN WESTBEECH) & FULL CRATE
OM UNIT & KNOW V.A.
BOK BOK & ARCHITECS
JORDAN PEAK & DE SLUWE VOS

KNUCKLE DUSTER DOME

SKIP AND DIE live
BART B MORE
PALMBOMEN
MR WIX
CATA PIRATA + MAXIMIN (DJ set)
DOPPELGANG
VALENTIJN
NICK VERSTAND
MAYO
BONNE REIJN
THE SWEETHEARTS

DE BUNKER HOSTED BY QULT

ACTI
GECK-E
SMOKE
DONNIE DARKO
VNNR
TWO TIMES FOUR

(via inthemix)

 

Boards of Canada’s surprise single appears in Rough Trade East


A second copy of Boards of Canada‘s surprise Record Store Day single has appeared in London shop Rough Trade.

The 12-inch, released through Warp Records, first appeared in New York record store Other Music over the weekend. A Twitter post from Rough Trade revealed that a copy of the record, which had apparently “stood in the racks for a couple of days,” had just been sold to a customer at its East London shop.

The record contains a brief snippet of music and a robotic voice that reads the numbers “9-3-6-5-5-7.” The sleeve reads: “—— / —— / —— / XXXXXX / —— / ——,” which suggests the single may be the first part in a series of releases. It is the duo’s first official release since 2006′s Trans Canada Highway.

(via Resident Advisor)

 

Zomby to Release Double-Disc Album via 4AD; Hear Another New Track

Controversial musical figure and tireless internet firebrand Zomby has announced that his next album will be a double-disc offering called With Love, which is set to arrive this summer via 4AD. The anonymous artist’s new record comprises 33 tracks spread across two CDs or three LPs (an increasing trend, it would seem), and is said to “move seamlessly between the dancefloor and after-hours emotional introspection, serving as a love letter to the soulful dance music of his past.” Though no tracklist was released with Zomby’s announcement, he did share the album’s artwork (above) and one of its never-before-heard tunes, the booming and eerie “Soliloquy.” “W I T H L O V E,” a track whichappeared online at the beginning of this month, is expected to be on the album, too. Before Zomby releases his new record on June 18, “Soliloquy” can be streamed in the player below.

(via XLR8R)

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