GDD™ Morning Update: Axwell, Pete Tong, Duck Sauce, Paul Kalkbrenner

Axwell says there won’t be a Swedish House Mafia reunion (yet, anyway)
Pete Tong announces new album
• Get the first taste of the new Duck Sauce album on their Essential Mix
Paul Kalkbrenner preps debut North American solo tour

Axwell says there won’t be a Swedish House Mafia reunion (yet, anyway)

Big-room fans around the world were devastated last year when megastar trio Swedish House Mafiaannounced that they’d be going their separate ways. A few embers of hope for a reunion were reignited when SHM members Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso teamed up for their Departures residency at Ibiza’s Ushuaïa this summer, but speaking with inthemix recently, Axwell poured cold water on hopes for a reunited SHM.

“No, I don’t think so,” Axwell said. “It’s hard to say, but that’s how it is now – I mean, we just stopped… I haven’t really started to miss Swedish House Mafia yet, because it’s only been so short. But I’m sure if I had stopped everything then I think I’d be pretty devastated.”

The Swedish producer, who’s coming out to Australia soon for Stereosonic (“I’m looking forward to hanging out with my Aussie friends and pretending I’m a Bondi Beach local for a little bit”) told inthemix that while he’d never regret the experience of being a part of Swedish House Mafia, it’s not time to go back yet.

“Getting to play your music to these huge-ass crowds… That’s superior to everything. You watch that on TV when you’re a kid, you see rock stars playing arenas and you think ‘wow, that’s so surreal, I wonder how that is?’ And that’s what we’ve been doing.

“But it’s been cool [going solo] – before we used to have four really stressful careers going on at the same time, and now it’s a little bit more relaxed. You actually have the time to catch up on yourself, whereas before we were just running after Swedish House Mafia, trying to please Swedish House Mafia.”

In the meantime, Axwell has been busy as ever, with his track Center Of The Universe troubling charts since May, and now he’s dropped a remix by Polish producer Blinders – you can listen to the anthemic preview below.

(via inthemix)


Pete Tong announces new album

For his new compilation, DJ and radio mainstay Pete Tong has created a collection of house music classics.

‘The Pete Tong Collection’ looks back on the last three decades of dance music, and features sixty of the genre’s most seminal tracks.

When asked about curating the compilation, Pete said:

“I count myself very fortunate to have lived through such an amazing musical era. I have worked on many albums during my career however I’m proud to say this is the most definitive and personal to date. From the old school pioneers to the equally innovative stars of the present day this is my brief history of the incredible movement called house.”

‘The Pete Tong Collection’ is out on November 4 via Sony Music, and the full tracklist is below.

1. New Order – Blue Monday [88]
2. Adamski feat. Seal – Killer
3. Inner City – Good Life
4. The Adventures Of Stevie V – Dirty Cash (Money Talks)
5. Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley – Jack Your Body
6. M/A/R/R/S – Pump Up The Volume
7. Raze – Break 4 Love
8. Frankie Knuckles Presents Satoshi Tomiie – Tears
9. Joe Smooth – Promised Land
10. Sterling Void & Paris Brightledge – It’s Alright
11. The Nightwriters – Let the Music Use You
12. Mr Fingers – Can You Feel It
13. Age Of Love – The Age Of Love (Jam & Spoon Watch Out For Stella Remix Radio Edit)
14. Aly-Us – Follow Me
15. Marshall Jefferson – Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem)
16. Bassheads – Is There Anybody Out There?
17. Bizarre Inc – Playing with Knives
18. 808 State – Pacific State

1. The Source Feat. Candi Staton – You Got The Love (Now Voyager Radio Mix)
2. Underworld – Born Slippy (Nuxx)
3. Basement Jaxx – Rendez-vu
4. Tori Amos – Professional Widow (Armand Van Helden’s Star Trunk Mix)
5. Gat Décor – Passion
6. Felix – Don’t You Want Me
7. Faithless – Insomnia
8. Wink – Higher State Of Consciousness (Tweakin’ Acid Funk Mix)
9. The Good Men – Give It Up
10. DJ Duke – Blow Your Whistle
11. Kenny Dope Presents The Bucketheads – The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind)
12. Nightcrawlers – Push The Feeling On
13. Alison Limerick – Where Love Lives
14. Robin S. – Show Me Love
15. Todd Terry – Something Goin’ On
16. Sasha – Xpander
17. Leftfield – Song Of Life
18. Aphex Twin – Windowlicker
19. Orbital – Chime
20. The Future Sound of London – Papua New Guinea

1. Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You
2. Jakatta – American Dream (Joey Negro Mix)
3. Roger Sanchez – Another Chance
4. Rui Da Silva Feat. Cassandra – Touch Me
5. Robyn Feat. Kleerup – With Every Heartbeat
6. Kings Of Tomorrow Feat. Julie McKnight – Finally
7. Shakedown – At Night
8. Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)
9. Armand Van Helden Feat. Duane Harden – You Don’t Know Me
10. Mylo – Drop The Pressure
11. The Chemical Brothers – Hey Boy Hey Girl
12. Groove Armada – Superstylin’
13. deadmau5 Feat. Kaskade – I Remember
14. Pete Tong Feat. S.Y.F. – Dawn
15. Calvin Harris – I’m Not Alone
16. Eric Prydz – Pjanoo
17. Avicii – Levels
18. David Guetta – Just A Little More Love (Wally Lopez Remix Edit)
19. Duke Dumont Feat. A*M*E – Need U (100%)
20. Disclosure Feat. Sam Smith – Latch
21. Chris Malinchak – So Good To Me
22. Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky

(via Mixmag)


Get the first taste of the new Duck Sauce album on their Essential Mix

A-Trak and Armand Van Helden, the party-starting duo otherwise known as Duck Sauce, dropped a solid hour of exclusive and original Duck Sauce material last Friday for their first crack at Radio 1’s Essential Mix.

“We decided to share a bunch of unreleased demos,” A-Trak says, with Van Helden adding (with a wink and nudge), “They’re songs that we tried shopping to George Michael, Celine Dion and Billy Joel, and were all declined.”

“In the second hour we made a mix of songs that inspired us over the years, up to the present,” A-Trak adds, before Van Helden drops the punchline, “and we mixed them while suspended upside down in a lion’s cage.”

“It was very frightening,” A-Trak deadpans.

Other things you need to know about the mix is that they “found a lot of these records on an archaeological dig in the Sumerian wetlands” (Van Helden) and that the mix “takes you on a trip into Duck Mountain, and will give you a glimpse of the upcoming album” (A-Trak); their new albumQuack is due early next year.

Since the duo has no imminent tour dates, this Essential Mix is the closest you’re likely to get to a Duck Sauce show – listen below for two epic, fast-cutting hours of bouncy disco, Armand Van Helden house edits, tongue-in-cheek techno and other oddities.

Duck Sauce Essential Mix tracklisting

1. Duck Sauce – Intro
2. Duck Sauce – Calamari (Demo)
3. Duck Sauce – Radio Stereo
4. Duck Sauce – Vibrations Interlude
5. Duck Sauce – Monica Interlude
6. Duck Sauce – Mondo
7. Duck Sauce – N/A Demo
8. Duck Sauce – It’s You [3beat Records]
9. The MD X-Spress – God Made Me Phunky [Defected]
10. Cajmere – Horny [Cajual Records]
11. Cajmere – Brighter Days (Armand Van Helden Edit)
12. Black Legend – You See The Trouble With Me (Armand Van Helden Edit)
13. Joubert Singers – Stand On The Word (Armand Van Helden Edit)
14. Par-T-One – I’m So Crazy
15. Armand van Helden – Necessary Evil [Warner Bros]
16. Patrick Alavi – Hell Yeah (Jamie Fanatic Bad Boy Remix)
17. DJ E-Clyps – Party’s Still Not Over [Inhouse]
18. Groovebox – Brooklyn [Tiger Records]
19. Sharam Jay & Kolombo – Nonstop [Bunny Tiger]
20. Cupcakes – Captain Obvious
21. Robosonic & Adana Twins – La Fique [2DIY4]
22. Purple Disco Machine – My House [Off Recordings]
23. Blunted Dummies – House For All (John Aquaviva Original 2011 Edit) [Definitive Recordings]
24. Solomun – Love Recycled 1 [2DIY4]

 (via inthemix)

Paul Kalkbrenner preps debut North American solo tour

Berlin-based techno favorite Paul Kalkbrenner has confirmed six December shows for his debut solo tour of North America.

It’s not the first time Kalkbrenner has performed on this side of the pond—he was part of the Sonar North American Tour late last year, and he played a three-hour show at Output in NYC just last month—but this is billed as his first headlining tour of the continent. He’ll be playing live (as usual) in support of his 2012 album Guten Tag at a half-dozen theaters and concert venues, starting at NYC’s Webster Hall on Thursday, December 6th. Gigs in Montreal, Toronto, Chicago and LA are also on the schedule before the tour finishes up in San Francisco at Mezzanine on Sunday the 15th.