• Hear a new set from Kaskade: “Think Vegas can’t go deep?”
• Watch Flume‘s new “Insane” video
• Dusky Details New EP for Aus
• Watch a New Video from Mount Kimbie
Hear a new set from Kaskade: “Think Vegas can’t go deep?”
If you believe the Las Vegas scene is all about bottle service blowouts and cookie-cutter DJ sets, U.S. house hero Kaskade is here to tell you otherwise. In a new Tumblr post ‘Las Vegas, An Unlikely Hero’, the DJ looks back over his Summer Lovin’ residency at Marquee, which has seen him doing sets both inside the main room and poolside. From where he’s standing, Sin City has “accidentally” become “the most fertile and nurturing home that Electronic Music has seen in the past two decades”.
“Las Vegas screams fake everything,” Kaskade writes of the reputation this new dance music hub has fostered over the years. “He’s got a big mouth and a hot temper, and is just a little self-conscious that he’s only a mirage in the desert. Historically, Las Vegas has been a feeding trough for the overindulgent American and the gaudy world traveler. This is his rep, his street cred born from decades of being fake.” Now, he argues, it’s a place where DJs, producers and dancers have endless opportunities. The full Tumblr post is well worth a read.
The set below was recorded “somewhere between the hours of 4 and 6 AM at Marquee Las Vegas Summer Lovin August 10, 2013”. As he pitches it: “Think Vegas can’t go deep? Think again, princess.”
1. Two Door Cinema Club – Handshake (Amtrac Mix)
02. Francesco Rossi – Paper Aeroplane
03. Mark Knight – Your Love
04. Nikola Gala – Broken Chords
05. Strictly Ibiza – Wamdue King of My Castle (Crazibiza Mix)
06. Purple Disco Machine – My House
07. Le Youth – Cool (Ben Pearce Mix)
08. Magic Eye – Inside My Love (Mike Mago Mix)
09. Justin Martin – The Sad Piano (Charles Webster Mix)
10. Josh Butler – Got A Feeling (Bontan Remix, Pleasurekraft Edit)
11. Caseno – Sebastian (Kolombo Mix)
12. Hot Since 82 – Mr. Drive
13. Andre Sobota – Voyager
14. Kaskade vs. Pryda – Sometimes Powerdrive (Kaskade Mash Up)
Watch Flume’s new “Insane” video
Young Australian producer Flume, aka Harley Streten, has debuted the music video for his new single, ‘Insane’.
The video features a lone motorcyclist who does a Back To The Future-style exit, disappearing through a bright purple vortex, with Streten himself making a casual cameo. The infinity prism from Flume’s previous tour makes an appearance as well.
‘Insane’, featuring vocals by fellow Aussie singer Moon Holiday, is the fourth single release off Flume’s self-titled debut album, which last year saw the producer shoot to fame and even beat One Direction off the charts down under.
Flume has announced a show at London’s Coronet on November 15, before embarking on a sold-out tour with Disclosure. Tickets on sale August 30 at 9am.
‘Insane’ is out on October 14. Watch the video below
Dusky Details New EP for Aus
It has been a big year for UK house duo Dusky. The two producers born Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman dropped an XLR8R podcast in February, issued a remix EP in April, released a 12″ for NakedNaked in June, announced its first North American tour and dropped a one-off single via Anjunadeep in July, and the list could go on. As a matter of fact, Dusky will actually be adding to its already impressive 2013 run when it releases theCareless EP next month. The four-track record is set to drop on September 23 via Will Saul’s Aus label, and has been described with words like “expansive,” “nostalgic,” and “funky.” Before Dusky’s latest offering arrives, its artwork and tracklist can be found below.
2. Rise for Love
3. Esperanto Juggler
4. Words Later On
Watch a New Video from Mount Kimbie
Mount Kimbie‘s sophomore LP for Warp, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, has been out for nearly three months, and in that time, the pair of UK artists has announced a world tour, profiled its live setup in our first From Studio to Stage feature, and shared a bleak and meditative music video for the King Krule-featuring “You Took Your Time” single. Never ones to rest, Dominic Maker and Kai Campos have opted to share another visual piece, this time for the opening track from their new album, “Home Recording.” Directed by Anthony Dickenson, the music video has a decidedly slow pace, as images of the outdoors and seemingly vacant cityscapes are superimposed with footage of a variety of people pensively looking out their windows or simply sitting indoors. Mount Kimbie’s latest clip might not be the most compelling thing to watch, but it’s nonetheless easy to get lost in the mishmash of fluorescent lights, tree branches, and architectural shapes while focusing on the equally meditative music.