GDD™ Morning Update: Disclosure, Mad Decent, Chilly Gonzales, Pet Shop Boys, CBS/Astralwerks

Disclosure announce full details of debut album Settle: Jessie Ware, Jamie Woon and more feature
• Mad Decent announces Summer block party lineups
• Watch: Chilly Gonzales Previews the Melodies on Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories
Pet Shop Boys unveil track from new album
CBS Radio and Astralwerks launch nationwide search for best female DJ

Disclosure announce full details of debut album Settle: Jessie Ware, Jamie Woon and more feature

Disclosure have announced full details of their much-hyped debut album, Settle.

Released on June 3 via PMR (and, as with PMR’s last big album,Jessie Ware’s Devotion, out via Cherrytree / Interscope in the States), it features the already-heard collaborations with AlunaGeorge (‘White Noise’), Sam Smith (‘Latch’) and Eliza Doolittle (‘You & Me’) as well as spots from Jessie Ware, Ed Mac, recent Polydor signing Sasha Keable (who has previously worked with Zinc and covered James Blake’s ‘The Wilhelm Scream’, Jamie Woon, Ed Mac and London Grammar.

The duo have been releasing records since 2010, but came into their own in 2012, with a series of well-received releases (‘Latch’, ‘Tenderly’, EP The Face and their remix of Jessie Ware’s ‘Running’) establishing them as one of the UK’s most talked-about acts.

You can stream Disclosure’s FACT mix here and watch our catch-up with the duo at last Autumn’s Club to Club festival below.

Update: Speaking to Disclosure’s press team, it looks like the 12 tracks below will 100% make the cut. Two other tracks, which were in a previously posted tracklist, are awaiting confirmation.

Tracklist:
01. Intro
02. When a Fire Starts to Burn
03. Latch (ft. Sam Smith)
04. F for You
05. White Noise (ft. AlunaGeorge)
06. Defeated No More (ft. Ed Mac)
07. Voices (ft. Sasha Keable)
08. Second Chance
09. You & Me (ft. Eliza Doolittle)
10. January (ft. Jamie Woon)
11. Confess to Me (ft. Jessie Ware)
12. Help Me Lose My Mind (ft. London Grammar)

(via FACT Mag)

 

Mad Decent announces Summer block party lineups

Having recently admitted that ‘Harlem Shake’ pretty much saved the label, Mad Decent is again making headlines by announcing their massive block party schedule.

The summer block party tour has expanded to 13 cities and will include an impressive and thorough line-up of Mad Decent artists.

Big acts like Zeds Dead, Dillon Francis, Nadastrom, RL Grime, and Skream top the bill. Diplo will also be present at every show, showcasing his genre-transcending Major Lazer project.

The block parties will resemble ‘large festival undertakings’ and will include a significant amount of on site activities outside of just the music. Tickets go on sale this weekend and you can buy them here.

In the meantime, here are the dates and venues.

7/19/13: Calgary, TBA
7/20/13: Las Vegas, Encore Beach Club
7/26/13: Toronto, Fort York
7/27/13: Philadelphia, The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
8/2/13: Washington DC, Merriweather Post Pavilion
8/3/13: Ft. Lauderdale, Revolotion Outdoors
8/9/13: Atlanta, Masquerade Music Park
8/10/13: Brooklyn, Williamsburg Park
8/31/13: Dallas, Club Zouk Outdoors
9/6/13: Detroit, Elektricity Festival Grounds
9/7/13: New Braunfels, Whitewater Music Amphitheater
9/14/13: Los Angeles, TBA
9/15/13: San Diego, Petco Park Lot

(via Mixmag)

 

Watch: Chilly Gonzales Previews the Melodies on Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories

Following testimonials from Giorgio MoroderTodd EdwardsNile RodgersPharrell, and Panda Bear, here’s the next installment in Daft Punk‘s interview series with collaborators from their new record, Random Access Memories. This one is with Canadian rapper, singer, pianist, and producer Chilly Gonzales. He talks about the use of harmony on the album, previewing some of the chord progressions on the tracks.

Random Access Memories is out May 21 via Daft Life Limited, an imprint of Columbia Records.

(via Pitchfork)

 

Pet Shop Boys unveil track from new album

On July 15 Pet Shop Boys will release their 12th studio album ‘Electric’ and today a track from the LP has appeared on YouTube.

‘Axis’ is a full on electro adventure and like the rest of the album it is produced by Stuart Price, otherwise known as Jacques Lu Cont and Les Rhythms Digitales.

In an interview with Spin, Price said that the LP is very close to being done and spoke about his feelings towards it: “I’m finishing mixing the album this week. It’s been one of those collaborations where I think we both feel like we got something out of it that’s greater than the sum of its parts.”

Check out the video for Axis below.

(via Mixmag)

 

CBS Radio and Astralwerks launch nationwide search for best female DJ


CBS RADIO today announced a partnership with Astralwerks to introduce “She Can DJ – America,” a nationwide talent search to find the country’s top female DJ/Producer. After successful programs in Australia and throughout Europe, “She Can DJ” will launch in major markets nationwide this July.

Following local competitions run by CBS RADIO stations in New York, Los Angeles,
Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Boston, Detroit, Phoenix, San Diego, Charlotte and Las Vegas, 12 semi-finalists will be chosen, including one wild-card competitor to vie for a grand prize that includes a recording contract with Astralwerks, and headline a tour through the CBS RADIO markets that took part in the competition.

“Aspiring female DJ’s/Producers need look no further than She Can DJ for that once in a lifetime chance to captivate an entire industry with their talent,” said Greg Strassell, Senior Vice President, Programming, CBS RADIO. “As the competition plays out across our considerable platform of contemporary hit radio stations, participants will be front and center with millions of music fans, and the top decision makers in the business. The electronic dance music movement has been playing out to much success on radio stations all over the United States, and CBS RADIO looks forward to advancing the genre.”

“She Can DJ” is backed up by Astralwerks; a label trusted for bringing the world’s topdance music talent to America for over 20 years. Competitors and fans alike can expect the mostauthentic talent search for the country’s top female dance music DJ knowing that the team behind such legendary acts as Fatboy Slim, David Guetta, Hot Chip, Swedish House Mafia and The Chemical Brothers will play an integral role in the selection process. “Seeing how successful She Can DJ was in discovering top female DJ/producer’s in overseas markets it’s the perfect time to launch stateside,” Astralwerks General Manager Glenn Mendlinger says. “The United States is the hottest place on earth for dance music right now but the industry is largely male dominated. We’re thrilled to be a part of a program that will help discover and develop top female talent in the dance music space.”

Further details about the competition including rules and regulations will be revealed soon. Visit www.shecandjus.com for the latest updates.

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