GDD™ Morning Update: Maya Jane Coles, Maceo Plex, The Gaslamp Killer, Gorgon City, Pacha Ibiza

• Listen: Maya Jane Coles returns to the Essential Mix
• Maceo Plex talks DJ-Kicks
• Watch The Gaslamp Killer‘s new video
• Video: Gorgon City “Intentions (feat. Clean Bandit)”
Pacha unveils Summer lineup


Listen: Maya Jane Coles returns to the Essential Mix

Ahead of what’s set to be another whirlwind European summer, house star Maya Jane Coles has returned to BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix. The DJ’s new session on Pete Tong’s long-running show finds her drawing from labels like Compost, Hypercolour, Superfreq and Amazing Records, alongside productions of her own. Check out set and tracklist below. Already the Londoner’s touring schedule is packed tight, with upcoming sets at Ushuaia’s opening party in Ibiza, Verboten Stageone in New York alongside Sasha, Chicago’s Wavefront Music Festival and the Eastern Electrics festival in the countryside outside London, in amongst one of the finest house and techno line-ups you’re going to find anywhere.

Coles will also release her debut album in July. She’s signed with Kobalt’s Label Services to release her debut, titled Comfort, through her own I/AM/WE imprint. The producer has given some hints as to what to expect from the record. “I’ve always looped bits of my own vocals to add texture to my tracks,” Coles told Mixmag. “It’s only recently though that I’ve started writing full vocal tracks. It’s something I’ve always enjoyed doing but didn’t really include on my early EPs. There’s also a lot of guests on the album. It’s half guests and half my vocals and more fully-formed songs than club tracks.” Some of those guests include UK legend Tricky, Kim Ann Foxman of Hercules & Love Affairand inimitable Frenchie Miss Kittin.


01. The Poet – Rain On April (Yves Le Groove Mix) [OT RECORDS]
02. Joe Stawarz – Suite B [SOMA QUALITY RECORDINGS]
03. [a]pendics.shuffle – Heavy Burdens High feat. Blakkat (Safeword Remix) [ADJUNCT AUDIO]
04. Deep Guys – Roomba (Oceanic Mix) [OT RECORDS]
05. Francesco Rossi – Paper Aeroplane feat. JS & A [D:VISION]
06. Linus Quick – There Shall Be Light (Mike Maass Remix) [WAYWARD MUSIC]
07. [unknown] – Unknown
08. Anonym – I Can’t [VAKANT]
09. Jordan Lieb – Dreams From The Ghetto [SUPERFREQ]
10. P. Wiltshire – Closer [HYPERCOLOUR]
11. Nick Galemore – Pt. 1 [KINDISCH]
12. Maya Jane Coles – Everything feat. Karin Park [I/AM/ME]
13. Rodriguez Jr. – Satellite [MOBILEE]
14. Nana K. – Old’s Cool [RECOVERY TECH]
15. Weltenwandler – Departure [ELECTROPHIL RECORDS]
16. Mad_Us – Hypnoze (Luca Bear Remix) [ARMONIA]
17. Riva Starr & Rssll – Absence (Adam Port Remix) [SNATCH! RECORDS]
18. Marbert Rocel – Small Hours (Daniel Stefanik Remix) [COMPOST]
19. Juliano Silva – 1000 Miles [EON5]
20. LPZ – Council Fonk
21. Deetron – Out Of My Head feat. Ovasoul7 (KiNK Vocal Mix) [MUSIC MAN RECORDS]
22. Alex Piccini & Marka T – Suite Yourself [AMAZING RECORDS]
23. Gianni Amoroso – No Matter How Far [MORNING MOOD RECORDS]
24. Sivesgaard – In The Night (Blond:ish Remix) [EKLEKTISCH]
25. Frederick Alonso – 96 (Tech Mix) [STAB RECORDINGS]
26. Paul Mad – Undes (Alex Piccini remix) [DEEP BEEP RECORDS]
27. Ella Fitzgerald – Blue Skies (Maya Jane Coles Remix)
28. Knox – Fault [LAST NIGHT ON EARTH]

(via inthemix)


Maceo Plex talks DJ-Kicks

Maceo Plex has published a video interview to mark the release of his DJ-Kicks mix.

Maceo waxes lyrical on his approach to his DJ-Kicks mix, how he edited much of the material that features on the mix, and what gives music a timeless quality.

Maceo Plex’s DJ-Kicks mix is out now on esteemed Berlin imprint !K7 Records.

(via Mixmag)


Watch The Gaslamp Killer’s new video

Psychedelic hip hop producer and DJ The Gaslamp Killer has unleashed the video for ‘In The Dark’.

HYPERBALLAD (Dano Cerny and Marielle Tepper) are responsible for the visuals which were shot in a forest just outside of Prague, and in a 12th century medieval crypt.

The Gaslamp Killer, real name William Bensussen, has become famous for his unique sound and orchestrating the Los Angeles club night Low End Theory.

Read Mixmag’s review of The Gaslamp Killer’s debut album, ‘Breakthrough’ here.

 (via Mixmag)


Gorgon City “Intentions (feat. Clean Bandit)”

Following on the heels of its Real EP (a track from which you can still grab here), London duo Gorgon City is set to return to the Black Butter imprint with a new single, “Intentions”—the lyrically oriented video for which we’re premiering today. True to form, Gorgon City turns in a deep, polished production with “Intentions,” a tune led by the rich voice of one Nikki B and enhanced by the instrumental prowess of the Clean Bandit collective of musicians, who are responsible for the song’s lush layers of live strings. Gorgon City’s “Intentions” single officially drops on May 12.
(via XLR8R)


Pacha unveils Summer lineup

Pacha Ibiza is pulling out all of the stops to celebrate its 40th year.

One of the more notable new parties is that of Guy Gerber (pictured), which is entitled Wisdom of the Glove. It promises to be a trippy tech treat with Four Tet, Chromatics, Thugfuckers, Cajmere, dOP, Benoit & Sergio, Shaun Reeves, Craig Richards, and Bill Patrick all joining in on the fun.

Fridays see new residents John Digweed and Fritz Kalkbrenner coordinating a party called Insane, where DJ Sneak, Mark Farina and Derrick Carter will play back-to-back.

Mixmag’s DJ of the Year for 2012, Solomun, will spearhead Sundays at Pacha as part of his +1 series where he invites one other DJ to play with him for the night.

The standard Pacha nights also remain, with Flower Power featuring on Tuesdays and David Guetta’s F*** Me I’m Famous taking place on Thursdays.

(via Mixmag)