• Guy Gerber announces North American Fall tour
• Mat Zo‘s Damage Control hits #1 on iTunes Dance Chart, Bus Tour in Los Angeles This Saturday
• The Mad Decent Block Party documentary will get you seriously hyped up
Guy Gerber announces North American Fall tour
Guy Gerber returns to America for his autumn tour which begins on November 8 and includes dates in San Francisco, Vancouver, Toronto and Chicago, with an event announced in New York to celebrate Thanksgiving at Verboten.
This announcement follows Guy Gerber’s well received club residency, Wisdom Of The Glove at Pacha, where he welcomed the likes of Nicolas Jaar, Chromatics, John Talabot, dOP, Benoit & Sergio and Matthew Dear.
Guy Gerber also recently recorded a mix for BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix which can be listened to here.
See his tour dates here.
Mat Zo’s Damage Control hits #1 on iTunes Dance Chart, Bus Tour in Los Angeles This Saturday
Mat Zo’s Damage Control hits #1 on iTunes Dance Chart and his bus tour will be stopping at Create Nightclub in Los Angeles this Saturday, November 9th.
With his hugely anticipated debut artist album Damage Control out this week, and North American headlining tour launched October 31st, the innovative British DJ and Producer Mat Zo is enjoying his all-star support line-up for the upcoming tour: Anjunabeats label-mates Norin & Rad, Fool’s Gold’s disco-house hero Treasure Fingers, electro-house star Nom De Strip and the genre-blurring innovator Matt Lange.
“I wanted acts that could deliver variety but with their own unique styles,” said Mat on the chosen talents. “Each of the acts that will be joining me is known for individuality and doing things on their own terms rather than just following the status quo.”
Taking in 24 dates across North America, the Damage Control Bus Tour will cover dates in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco and many more, with Zo showcasing his new Damage Control-themed visuals and exclusive tracks, edits and club mixes from the album itself.
Released on November 5th via Astralwerks in the U.S and Anjunabeats in the U.K., Damage Control represents a star of the future coming of age. The 14-track LP – which includes smashes such as “Easy” feat. Porter Robinson (a Beatport #1 hit), “Pyramid Scheme” feat Chuck D. of Public Enemy (#2 breakout on the Billboard Dance/Club Play hit) and forthcoming single “Lucid Dreams,” an innovative, sun-soaked listen that perfectly embodies Zo’s unique take on big room sounds.
Mat Zo North American Tour Dates
The Mad Decent Block Party documentary will get you seriously hyped up
Insanely turnt-up crowds, breakdancing, carnival games, wacky waving inflatable arm-flailing tube men and more twerking than Diplo’s Instagram feed: It must be the Mad Decent Block Party. Diplo’s pet party project has grown into a monster since the inaugural event in 2008, going from a party for 1000 kids in Philadelphia to sold out shows in 13 American cities, and “next year I think we’re going to grow even further,” Diplo says in this 13-minute retrospective documentary. “I’d love to do something like Mexico City, go to Europe. This year we’re doing South Africa. Hawaii, if someone will book us there. Anywhere it’s warm! Mad Decent Virgin Galactic, just take the Block Party to outer space…”
In a world of high budget, high production-value festival after movies for mega-events like Ultra Miami and Tomorrowland, the Mad Decent Block Party doco is a little more lo-fi – kind of like the party itself – but will get you no less hyped.
“The ethos of the Block Party is that feeling of community, coming together…it’s unpretentious,” Mad Decent General Manager Jasper Goggins says. “It has that traditional, block party BBQ feel,” trap trio Keys N Krates add.
“Festival culture is so big in America now,” Diplo says, “and those big festivals are geared towards a certain demographic, a certain style and sound. We wanted the Mad Decent Block Party to be ‘anything goes’… It started as something in my front yard, more or less. Philly has a block party culture, where you can just rent out a block – pay the city and they’ll shut it down for you for a day and you can have a party with your family and neighbours – and it started like that.
“The idea is to bring something new to the table, acts like Big Gigantic, Matt & Kim, Danny Brown,Sasha Go Hard, Liz playing with us early on – cutting edge, fun, vibey party music. We just don’t want to follow the same trends as everybody else. Major Lazer, Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus, New Forms – when we were playing with some of the acts on our label, we didn’t know they would grow so much when we decided to book them a year ago.”
Check out the full video below, with a killer soundtrack and cameos from Danny Brown, Flosstradamus and Dillon Francis (with “frenemy” DJ Hanzel) and we guarantee you’ll be hitting up Diplo on Twitter to petition for a Block Party in Australia. First, though, heed these Block Party Dos and Don’ts from Diplo: “Do: come, get crunk, wear as little clothing as possible. Don’t: wear fuzzy boots, take too many drugs, be boring or, if you’re another label, bite our Block Party style.”
Mad Decent Block Party track-list
1. Djemba Djemba & London Future – ‘Look At Me Now’ (feat. Ifa Sayo)
2. Dillon Francis – ‘Without You’ (feat. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs)
2. Riff Raff – ‘Dolce & Gabbana’
4. Major Lazer – ‘Scare Me’ (feat. Peaches & Timberlee)
5. Grandtheft – ‘Mobbin’ (feat. Hedspin)
6. Flosstradamus & Yellow Claw – ‘PILLZ’ (feat. Green Velvet)
7. Diplo – ‘Revolution’ (feat. Faustix & Imanos and Kai)