• Daft Punk to perform with Stevie Wonder at the Grammys
• L-Vis 1990 announces Dance System EP
• SFX & Clear Channel Announce Partnership
Daft Punk to perform with Stevie Wonder at the Grammys
Daft Punk‘s performance at this year’s Grammys will feature Stevie Wonder.
It marks the climax of a year of high-profile collaborations for the duo: their last album, Random Access Memories, featured The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas, Animal Collective’s Panda Bear, Chic’s Nile Rodgers, Pharrell and more.
The Grammys performance, Rolling Stone confirm, will also feature Pharrell and Rodgers, as well as several session players from Random Access Memories: Chris Caswell, Nathan East, Omar Hakim and Paul Jackson Jr.
Speaking of Stevie Wonder, the legendary soul man plans to release three new albums this year.
(via FACT Mag)
L-Vis 1990 announces Dance System EP
L-Vis 1990 has got an EP coming courtesy of his new Dance System alias.
L-Vis is one of half of the duo that founded the versatile Night Slugs label, and this new release will see the producer turn his attention to the jacking sound of Chicago through a fresh moniker.
The four-track EP includes a collaboration with Dance Mania’s Jammin’ Gerald titled ‘Move It’, and will be released via Clone Jack For Daze on January 13.
Check the full tracklist and preview the EP below.
A1 ‘No More’
A2 ‘DS Theme’
B1 ‘Move It’ feat. Jammin’ Gerald
B2 ‘Flash Drive’
SFX & Clear Channel Announce Partnership
In its first major move of 2014, EDM giant SFX Entertainment has announced a media partnership with radio company Clear Channel. The extensive marketing and content deal includes three parts: a national DJ/producer contest with Beatport, a weekly Beatport countdown radio show, and a series of live events.
The winner of the DJ/producer contest that is set to air on select Clear Channel stations will appear at Mysteryland USA, taking place over Memorial Day weekend this year on the former Woodstock festival grounds. The weekly Beatport radio show will air on Clear Channel radio stations nationwide. The two companies also have plans to create an electronic music culture event program focused around Halloween 2014.
SFX head Robert F. X. Sillerman explained his motivation for the partnership. “The framework we have established with Clear Channel, whose stations include KIIS-FM and Z100, brings the electronic music category to a broader audience and delivers on what we believe the young music consumer wants today. It also allows us to amplify the promotion of DJ/producers who are the life-blood of our industry.”
John Sykes, Clear Channel’s President of Entertainment Enterprises, states “The demand for electronic music continues to increase across all of our platforms at Clear Channel. This strategic partnership with SFX will give our audiences access to a deeper selection of music content and live events.”
(via Pulse Radio)