GDD™ Morning Update: Jackmaster, Waze & Odyssey, Fort Romeau, Future Music Festival Asia

Jackmaster is latest to deliver Essential Mix
Waze & Odyssey are heading to the United States
• Stream the First Track from Fort Romeau‘s New EP
Future Music Festival Asia cut short following deaths


Jackmaster is latest to deliver Essential Mix

The DJ extraordinaire Jackmaster delivered his debut Essential Mix this weekend on BBC Radio 1.

Jack selected some of the most prime jacking house and techno numbers for his two hour mix, including music from Dave ClarkeMr. G and the late great Ron Hardy.

To coincide with the airing of his Essential Mix, the Numbers co-founder revealed his brand new website which contains all of the DJ’s latest news, live dates, mixes and more.

Listen to the Essential Mix from Jackmaster here.

(via Mixmag)


Waze & Odyssey are heading to the United States


UK duo Waze & Odyssey have a short but sweet US tour coming up this month.

The pairing will begin their stateside adventure on March 20 at Seattle’s Q Club, and will then pass through Chicago, Los Angeles and El Paso before ending the tour Miami on March 30 at Let’s Play House Presents.

See full tour dates and watch the video for the latest track from the duo, which is called ‘Everything (You’re Made Of)’, below.

March 20 – Q Club, Seattle
March 21 – Smart Bar, Chicago
March 22 – Lights Down Low, LA
March 27 – Bumpswing, El Paso
March 28 – FIXED Presents, Vagabond, Miami
March 29 – Windish Presents, Grand Central, Miami
March 30 – Let’s Play House Presents, Bardot, Miami

(via Mixmag)


Stream the First Track from Fort Romeau’s New EP


Back in January, Fort Romeau shared news of a forthcoming EP, Her Dream. Today, the three-track effort is being officially released, and the London-based house producer has elected to stream its lead cut, “I Knew.” Much like his past efforts, Her Dream finds Fort Romeau crafting relatively relaxed rhythms, but there is one notable change—the label releasing the music. Though much of his past work has seen the light of day via Ghostlyand its Spectral Sound imprint, Fort Romeau’s new EP is being issued via Germany’s Live at Robert Johnson. The title track was shared with the world a couple of weeks back, but “I Knew” was just unveiled, and can be heard below.

(via XLR8R)


Future Music Festival Asia cut short following deaths


The final day of Future Music Festival Asia was canceled after a number of attendees died at the event, reportedly from drug overdoses. 

The exact death toll is not entirely clear, but may be as high as six, with three more attendees in critical condition. An official statement from the festival disputes initial reports that five people had died onsite, saying “we can confirm that one death, and not five, took place on festival grounds on March 14.” The Star, meanwhile, puts the number at six, reporting: “One person died on the spot in Bukit Jalil while another died on the way to the hospital. Four others died at the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC ) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital (HUKM).”The Star attributes the deaths to “methamphetamine overdose.” 

Future Music Festival Asia say they pulled the plug in “the interest of public safety” and “to help in the on-going investigation.” They promise to announce details on ticket refunds within the next week. 

Taking place in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, Future Music Festival Asia is an offshoot of Australia’s Future Music Festival. This year’s event included acts like Deadmau5, Pharrell, Paul Van Dyk and Eric Prydz.

(via RA)