GDD™ Morning Update: Tiesto, Sébastien Tellier, Leon Vynehall, Sweatson Klank

Tiesto on choosing Vegas: “It’s not just about the money”
Sébastien Tellier to release new album in November
Leon Vynehall to Release EP via 3024
• L.A and Japan connect on Sweatson Klank’s new EP Heading East


Tiesto on choosing Vegas: “It’s not just about the money”

One of the big dance music stories this year was the likes of Tiesto and Erick Morillo stepping down from their high-profile residencies at Pacha Ibiza, with house and techno dons like Solomun and Guy Gerber stepping up to take their place. While this could be framed as the underground’s centre stage moment, when Tiesto chatted with DJ Mag for its latest U.S. edition, he revealed he was lured away from the White Isle by the bright lights of the Las Vegas strip.

His new Las Vegas residency – inside the MGM Grand’s multi-million-dollar Hakkasan and the Wet Republic pool, which is consistently rammed with bodies each time he’s in the booth – has been in effect for a few months now. In Tiesto’s view, it’s a brave new world.

“Las Vegas has changed a lot even in just the past couple of years; it’s really become like the new Ibiza,” Tiesto told DJ Mag. “People were telling me that three years ago, and I never thought we’d see it. But now with all he new superclubs opening, and with all the superstar DJs playing there every week, it really made the difference.”

While he assures that “Ibiza has always been a great place for me,” he also articulated his growing lack of enthusiasm for his big-ticket residencies on the White Isle. “Europe is a little bit behind in dance music. We’ve have seen it all, and it’s all been done. When you grow in this dance culture for 15 years… It just feels like people are less excited.”

“When you come to Las Vegas, they welcome you with open arms,” he went on. “Whatever you need, they’ll make it happen. When I go to Ibiza, I don’t even meet the owners of the club. You don’t meet anybody. The attitude is ‘whatever’. They don’t really care that much.

“It’s not just about the money. Maybe for some people it is, but I didn’t move to Las Vegas for the money, that would have been crazy. I don’t even need that money. For me it’s more like a challenge. It’s a new generation out there, dance music is blowing up big and it’s a new culture.”

(via inthemix)


Sébastien Tellier to release new album in November

French singer/songwriter and producer Sébastien Tellier is due to release his new album ‘Confection’ on November 8.

Being released by Record Makers, with whom he has worked with on previous full-length albums ‘L’Incroyable Vérité’, ‘Universe’ and ‘Sexuality’, the label has described his latest material as largely instrumental and to play like a soundtrack.

During the recording sessions for the album, Tellier once again joined forces with Cassius’ Philippe Zdar and Phoenix’s Robin Coudert, whom he worked with on 2005 track ‘La Ritournelle’.

See the tracklisting for ‘Confection’ below:

01. Adieu
02. Coco
03. L’Amour naissant
04. Adieu mes Amours
05. Hypnosis
06. Waltz
07. Adieu comme un jeu
08. Delta Romantica
09. Curiosa
10. L’Amour naissant II
11. Coco et le mazes
12. L’Amour naissant III
13. Curiosa II
14. Le delta des amours

(via Mixmag)


Leon Vynehall to Release EP via 3024

After this month’s impending release of Trevino’s 3 and 1 record, genre-bending DJ/producer Leon Vynehall is next in line to issue an EP via the oft-reliable 3024 label.Having come about when label boss Martyn met Leon Vynehall at a gig in Berlin, Openapparently features four of five tracks the producer sent forward to be signed, and will be his fourth release of 2013—following an excellent EP for Well Rounded, a two-track 12″for Aus, and his collaborative Laszlo Dancehall record for George FitzGerald’s ManMakeMusic label. Before the UK artist’s four-track EP drops on September 16, its tracklist can be perused below.

1. I Get Mine, You Get Yours
2. Step or Stone (Breath or Bone)
3. I Know Your Face, Heroine
4. XVI (Rox Out)

(via XLR8R)


L.A and Japan connect on Sweatson Klank’s new EP Heading East

Beat scene pioneer connects with Japan’s new school.

Fresh off a Japanese summer tour to celebrate his recent album, L.A’s Sweaston Klank (formerly known as Take) has just released the Heading East EP which was put together for and sold on the tour in collaboration with Osaka promoter Perfect Touch. The EP follows from Klank’s fourth album, You, Me, Temporary, released earlier this year on Project Mooncircle and featuring the likes of Deniro FarrarVikter DuplaixSonnymoon and more.

Heading East features two brand new tracks from the L.A producer, delicately flirting between dancefloor and headnod, and six remixes from a grip of talent from Japan’s new school including former RBMA participant Sauce81, Diskotopia’s Fujimoto Tetsuroand long-standing hip hop producer RLP. The remixes swing between shoulder-skanking trap and eyes-down, reflective 4×4, showing the breadth of Japan’s rising stars.

The EP is now available on worldwide release via Bandcamp, you can stream and purchase below. You can also purchase it in a bundle alongside the t-shirt made especially for the tour over at the Perfect Touch website.

For more on Sweatson Klank’s influential role in the birth of the L.A beat scene and hip hop’s production renaissance don’t forget to check our lenghty interview with Kutmah from earlier this year.

(via FACT Mag)