GDD™ Morning Update: Boys Noize, Dusky, Jeff Mills, DJ EZ

Boys Noize: “Big production is tiring – it’s not about the music”
Dusky are off to USA for tour in September
• Jeff Mills Announces The Jungle Planet Album On Black USB Cube
• UK garage’s greatest DJ, DJ EZ, mixes FabricLive 71: full details inside


Boys Noize: “Big production is tiring – it’s not about the music”

In a recent interview, Boys Noize (aka Alex Ridha) has spoken out against the “tiring” trend of big productions that have become part of many DJ acts.

Speaking to Future Music Magazine, he said: “All of the things DJs are expected to do now – fireworks, visuals, etcetera – it’s just so tiring. It’s not about the music.”

What really makes a good DJ, he said, is playing to the psychology of the crowd. “A good DJ has a feel for moments – it doesn’t matter what style. They’ll just play whatever to get the people dancing because that’s what it’s about at the end of the day.

“Otherwise they might as well be DJing in a museum.”

The Boys Noize ‘Go Hard’ EP is out now.

Read the full interview here.

(via Mixmag)


Dusky are off to USA for tour in September

London house duo Dusky (aka Nick Harriman and Alfie Granger-Howell) have announced a 14-date tour of America, beginning in September.

Kicking off in Montreal on September 2, Dusky will play dates in New York City, Miami and Decibel festival in Seattle, among others, before wrapping it all up with a bang in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia for the inaugural TomorrowWorld on September 29.

The pair have been making waves on the scene as of late with their newest release, ‘Mr Man’, appearing on ‘Anjunadeep 5′, which, in a surprising debut, hit Number One on the US iTunes dance chart.

Full tour dates below. For more about Dusky, click here.

Dusky North American tour dates:

Monday September 2
Montreal at Piknic Electronik

Thursday September 5
Miami at Treehouse

Friday September 6
Washington DC at U Hall

Saturday September 7
NYC at Verboten

Sunday September 8
Burlington at Metronome

Tuesday September 10
Los Angeles at DMS

Friday September 13
San Francisco at Monarch

Saturday September 14
San Diego at Bang Bang

Sunday September 15
Mexico City at Terraza

Wednesday September 25
Phoenix at Barsmith

Thursday September 26
Albuquerque at Effex

Friday September 27
Denver at Norad

Saturday September 28
Seattle at Decibel Festival

(via Mixmag)


Jeff Mills Announces The Jungle Planet Album On Black USB Cube

Techno icon Jeff Mills has announced the release of a brand new studio album The Jungle Planet, to be released on ‘Black Cube’ USB format.

The Detroit legend – known for his love of creative art and science fiction – releases his new album as part of his ongoing Sleeper Wakes series, a continuation of the story of The Messenger, a chronicle the last surviving human, which he started back in 2005. According to an official statement. “…the listener will be taken on a journey to the planet of planets,”

As is often the case with Mills, the presentation of the album has a unique element: in addition to a standard double 12-inch gatefold vinyl version, The Jungle Planet will also be released as a “black USB cube.”

01. Descending – Micro Terra
02. The World Of Worlds
03. Black Box Colony
04. Translucent Plants
05. Rainbow Clusters
06. Four Hour Days
07. When Night Fell
08. Approaching Magnesium Towers
09. Human Dream Collectors
10. Mutations
11. Truth To The Chosen One
12. Dream Mechanics
13. A Truth Revealed

(via Pulse Radio)


UK garage’s greatest DJ, DJ EZ, mixes FabricLive 71: full details inside

UK garage’s greatest DJ is behind Fabric’s 71st FabricLive CD.

DJ EZ might be best known for mixing the seminal Pure Garage compilations from 2000 to 2008, but he’s enjoyed a renaissance of late. Sure, to garage fans EZ never went away: he’s held down a show on Kiss FM for almost 15 years, continues to bring in the crowds at events like his 4×4 series, and age hasn’t affected his both technically-gifted and inventive approach to DJing one notch, but to the wider world he seems to have come firmly back in fashion this year, getting bookings at traditionally house and techno-leaning events like Bugged Out. That Red Bull Music Academy set probably helped.

Those who’ve watched and listened to EZ regularly in recent years won’t be surprised by FabricLive 71‘s tracklist: it blends long-time staples of EZ’s sets (Dem 2′s ‘Destiny’, Wookie’s ‘Little Man’ remix, Jammin’s ‘Hold On’) with some of his favourite contemporary producers (DJ Q’s Classified alias, Disclosure, Lil Silva’s SBTRKT remix and Jook 10 all feature). There’s even a nod to the North with jackin’ favourites Cause & Effect.

EZ will launch FabricLive 71 at Fabric on Friday September 13 with support from DJ Q, Swindle (live), Mista Men, Martelo, Majestic and more – for more information on that, head here. The compilation itself will be released on September 6.

1. EZ – EZ Intro 7 (One Recordings)
2. Artful Dodger feat. Zoe Kypri – No I Turn You On – Disclosure remix – DJ EZ special (Public Demand)
3. Moony – Relax (PearShapedMusic)
4. Cleptomaniacs – All I Do – Bump & Flex Dance Floor dub (Defected)
5. Jammin – Hold On (Bingo Beats)
6. Sia – Little Man – Exemen Works (Long Lost Brother)
7. Jook 10 – The Beginning (Vex)
8. SBTRKT feat. Sampha – Living Like I Do – Lil Silva remix (XL)
9. Cause & Affect – Kamikazee (Bullet Train)
10. Shystie – Pull It – Fabian Dubz remix (Genius Beats)
11. N’n’G – I Keep (Swing City)
12. Stephen Emmanuel presents Colours – Hold On – SE22 mix (Ice Cream)
13. Woz – Reach (Black Butter)
14. Mike Delinquent Project feat. KCAT – Live (Champion)
15. Dem 2 – Destiny (XL)
16. Majestic – Let’s Go Back (Speakerbox)
17. Royal T – I Know You Want Me (Rinse)
18. Nativ – Afrocentrism (Vex)
19. DJ Q presents Classified – Classified Bass (Q Recordings)
20. EZ – Want You Back (One Recordings)
21. Todd Edwards – Javid Khan (Nu Trend)
22. Once Waz Nice – Messing Around – Wideboys mix (Garagejams/Dubz Fro Klubz)
23. Disclosure feat. Eliza Doolittle – You & Me (Island)
24. Ed Case feat. Shelley Nelson – Something In Your Eyes (Red Rose)
25. Smokin Beats – Dreams (Smokin Beats)
26. Disclosure feat. Ria Ritchie – Control (Greco-Roman)
27. Issac Christopher – The Good Old Days – Kerri Chandler instrumental (Madhouse)
28. MD X-Press – God Made Me Phunky (Defected)
29. Cause & Affect – Social Experiment (Bullet Train)
30. RiP Productions – Mellow Works (Ice Cream)
31. MJ Cole – Sincere (Metrix)
32. Jess Mills – Vultures – MJ Cole remix (Island)

(via FACT Mag)