• More big names for Electric Zoo NYC line-up
• Watch RBMA’s Short Film on the History of DFA
• Solomun to release new EP next month
• Gods and memories: Zomby reveals the tracklist for new double-album With Love
More big names for Electric Zoo NYC line-up
Over three days in August and September, Electric Zoo will roll into New York City for its 2013 edition. Last month, the festival juggernaut dropped Phase 1 of this year’s bill, announcing that heavyweights like Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Avicii, David Guetta, Above & Beyond and Bassnectarwere all locked in for the Randall Island bash. But they’re not stopping there.
Today, Electric Zoo has added over 25 new names to the already sizeable bill. So who are we looking at? Added to the Friday schedule is the Skrillex and Boys Noize pairing Dog Blood, joined by bass-head Kill the Noise on the Riverside stage. Saturday punters can catch A-Trak, a back-to-back set from Gallic dreamteam Brodinski and Gesaffelstein or spend time with John Digweed, Laurent Garnier and Moderat. Come Sunday, it’s over to the newly-added likes of Markus Schulz, Adam Beyer and Fedde Le Grand, to cherrypick a few names.
So what else is new? Celebrating its fifth anniversary, Electric Zoo has upsized to five stages and for the first time, this year the festival is an 18+ event. “Every year we have been committed to improving the Electric Zoo experience for all of our fans,” festival founders put it. “This year we decided to celebrate our fifth year anniversary by going bigger and adding a second main stage with 30 more acts to celebrate our collective passion for dance music.” Check out the day-by-day breakdown of the lineup as it stands below, or skip to the text list to see the names in alphabetical order. Then get ready for the “many more” acts still to be announced…
Watch RBMA’s Short Film on the History of DFA
As part of its month of lectures and events in New York City, Red Bull Music Academy will be doing its part to celebrate iconic NYC label DFA—home to LCD Soundsystem, The Juan Maclean, Gavin Russom’s many endeavors, Shit Robot, The Rapture, Holy Ghost!, Factory Floor, and YACHT, among many other noteworthy projects. In addition to commemorating the imprint’s 12 years of existence with a special party on May 25, RBMA has also put together a short film which chronicles the rise of the imprint so far, telling all of the tales that story entails. Entitled Too Old to Be New, Too New to Be Classic, the illuminating mini-doc breezes through the label’s origins and early history before focusing on its current operations; along the way, we’re treated to plenty of interview footage with label co-head James Murphy and many of DFA’s flagship artists. The full mini-doc can be watched via the player below.
Solomun to release new EP next month
Our star of 2012 Solomun is set to release a new EP in June.
The DIYnamic boss will release ‘YesNoMaybe’ on June 10 through his own imprint.
The three track EP will also contain a dub mix and a Summer Began mix.
The loveable German is gearing up for his summer in Ibiza that will see DIYnamic host a residency at Sankeys whilst he plays every Sunday at Pacha
Click here to read last year’s Solomun feature.
Gods and memories: Zomby reveals the tracklist for new double-album With Love
Zomby fans: the tracklist for the slippery producer’s next album With Love has been made public.
The follow-up to his last album for 4AD, Dedication, With Love will be a 33-track double-album, feat. one guest appearance, from Last Japan. You never know how much a tracklist gives away, but if there’s a theme that stands out it’s the references to Gods and mythical figures (‘Isis’, ‘Orion’, ‘Shiva’, ‘Sphinx’).
Elsewhere, ’777′ could be the same ‘Untitled 777′ that was leaked last year, ‘Memories’ may or may not be related to the track of the same name that Zomby was hawking on Dubstep Forum back in 2007, ‘Digital Smoke’ appears to be the latest instalment of his spine-tingling ‘Digital’ tracks (see: ‘Digital Flora’, ‘Digital Fauna’, ’Digital Rain’ and ‘Digital Fractal’), ‘Entropy Sketch’ shares its title with a past Zomby mix for Dusk & Blackdown’s Rinse FM show and we’ve already heard ‘Soliloquy’ and ‘With Love’.
In other Zomby news, his own record label Cult seems to be gathering steam. The imprint debuted with a re-release of Zomby’s debut album Where Were U In ’92? last Spring, and a new track from it – with no artist information – was played on Radio 1 last month.
1 As Darkness Falls
4 If I Will
6 It’s Time
10 Pray For Me
12 The Things You Do
13 This One
1 Black Rose
2 Digital Smoke
3 Entropy Sketch
4 Glass Ocean
5 How To Ascend
6 I Saw Golden Light
7 Pyrex Nights (feat. Last Japan)
9 Reflection In Black Glass
13 Sunshine In November
14 Vast Emptiness
15 White Smoke
16 With Love
(via FACT Mag)