GDD™ Morning Update: Richie Hawtin, Apollonia, Groovefest, Pioneer


Richie Hawtin announces four-disc ENTER.Ibiza mix
Apollonia head on North American tour
Groovefest, a 7 day all inclusive festival in the Caribbean, features Skream, Wolf + Lamb + More
• Pioneer updates rekordbox


Richie Hawtin announces four-disc ENTER.Ibiza mix

Richie Hawtin will release a four-disc mix CD to mark the next season of ENTER in Ibiza. 

Now in its third year, Hawtin’s four-room ENTER party has become an outpost for slightly more outré sounds on the White Isle. Following the announcement of this year’s lineup—which includes Dixon, Tale Of Us, Maya Jane Coles, Recondite and plenty more—the techno luminary has also revealed the four-discENTER.Ibiza 2014, meant to “take listeners on a journey through all the different sounds and moods encountered in each room.” 

ENTER resident Bella Saris will helm the more chilled-out ENTER.Sake mix, while French trio Apollonia take care of ENTER.Terrace, a room usually oriented towards groovier house sounds. The more techno-heavy ENTER.Main will be represented by Minus staple Matador, and, finally, Matthew Hawtin will take over the more experimentally-minded ENTER.Mind room. 

Check out a preview trailer for the 2014 season below. For more info on the full lineup for this year’s ENTER parties, check out their promoter page. All the events will be streamed in full over at the ENTER website.  

ENTER.Sake mixed by Bella Sarris
01. Francis Harris – Lean Back
02. Alexkid – Belly Jean
03. MP – Soup Of Souls
04. Malin Genie – Ked Blokken
05. Maksy – Ode To M
06. Vid Vai – The Daytripper
07. Birdsmakingmachine – Antonio’s Swing
08. Jack Wickham – Jury Dub
09. Vid Vai – Lapsed
10. Fernando Costantini – TroubleR
11. Msdeep – Rhadzikar
12. Sons Of Tiki – Deep Down The Motion Room
13. Alci – Lessthan
14. Livio & Roby – Invers De Palma
15. Francis Harris – What She Had

ENTER.Terrace mixed by Apollonia
01. David K – Middle Age’s Romance
02. Hanfry Martinez – Hasta Luego Primo (Dan Ghenacia Remix)
03. Pablo Marco – Amibola
04. Tuccillo – Just Gotta Believe feat. Howard
05. Boris Horel – Rhythm Tramp (Shonky Edit)
06. Ossa Jams – A1
07. Alci – Rump Shaker
08. Bodin & Jacob – Action
09. Paul Du Lac – Backstreet Boy
10. It’s Not Over We Hustle Harder – Brotherhood
11. Rogerio Martins – Gonna Be Mine
12. Hanfry Martinez & Carlos Sanchez – Acid Aftermath
13. Doublet – Synthonic
14. Jovonn – The March
15. So Inagawa – Logo Queen
16. Apollonia – The Benchee-Apollonia
17. Funk E – Louis De Fumes

ENTER.Main mixed by Matador
01. Dan Robbins – Chanting In The Dark (Matador Remix)
02. Maceo Plex – ENTER.Space
03. Whyt Noyz – Grandular
04. Hobo – Public Lies
05. Phil Kieran – Rukus Juice (Matador Remix)
06. Bryan Zentz – Dialers
07. Whyt Noyz – Night Night
08. Matador – Divas
09. Julian Jeweil – Don’t Think
10. Koeing Cylinders – 99.9 (Matador Remix)
11. Florian Frings – Escape
12. Barem – Circles
13. Phil Kieran – Computer Games

ENTER.Mind mixed by Matthew Hawtin
01. Mike Parker – Forward The 5am Mix
02. Jonni Darkko – Endless Void
03. Alixander III – H.303
04. Xhin – Arrival
05. Octave – Mod-1
06. Pfirter – Multiverse
07. Walter Ercolino & Lucy – Gmork (Dadub Tool)
08. Kangding Ray – Cercle
09. RNTS – Blood Noir (Devennue Remix)
10. STL – Checkmate
11. Luke Hess – Meaning Matters
12. Van Bonn – Schwerpunkt
13. Intrusion – A Night To Remember
14. Darko Esser – Slightly Disturbed (Sandwell District Remix)
15. Deepbass – Process
16. Maksim Dark, Diana Milles – Lullaby (Toollbox Remix)
17. Du Sant – 48 Hours Esqueletor (Toollbox Remix)
18. Markus Guentner – Atropos

Minus will release ENTER.Ibiza 2014 on July 27th, 2014.

(via RA)


Apollonia head on North American tour


Apollonia will appear in Brooklyn for the first gig in a US mini-tour that takes them through Chicago and Los Angeles. 

They will DJ a double-header Blk|Market Membership andReSolute party on Friday, July 4th. Innervisions boss Dixon is headlining the daytime event, before Apollonia take the controls at night. Resident DJs and Blk|Market masterminds Taimur andFahad will support Dixon’s extended daytime set, and when the clock strikes ten, they will lead partygoers a few blocks down the street to an undisclosed location for round two. 

On Saturday, July 5th, the trio will spin at Lot 613 in Los Angeles with Droog. The following night they’ll hit Chicago’s Riverwest Music Festival. Apollonia will then return to Europe for dates in Ibiza, Turkey, Israel and Croatia, before returning to the US again Electric Zoo New York on August 29th.

United States of America Jul 04  Blkmarket & Resolute July 4th Party .., The Well, New York
United States of America Jul 04  Riverwest Musi.., Chicago River (Elston & Division), Illinois
United States of America Jul 05  Apollonia (Dyed Soundorom +.., Lot 613, California (South)
United States of America Aug 30  Electric Zoo – Saturday, Randall’s Island, New York

(via RA)


Groovefest, a 7 day all inclusive festival in the Caribbean, features Skream, Wolf + Lamb + More

Groovefest, is not your normal festival experience. It is a luxury dance music festival set in the Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic at Puerto Plata’s all inclusive premier vacation resort.

Between September 9th and 15th 2014, Groovefest will bring the best DJs, artists and labels together at the luxurious all-inclusive resort for a week-long festival of the best in dance music.

Unlike Ibiza where a bar bill could pay for another holiday or a festival in the UK where you are swimming in mud and other festivals where you are stuck behind thousands of people and can’t even see the acts. At Groove Fest the experience is unique and special.

Once you get to Groovefest all food, drink and entrances are included, so once you’re there it won’t cost you a thing to enjoy world class open-air events, beach parties, pool parties, boat parties and clubs.

Just imagine the various scenarios once you arrive and we’re sure you’ll be rushing to book your ticket… you could be lying on a sun kissed beach in Caribbean heat, or you could be partying in a pool as the house music rains down, or you could be relaxing in a bar sipping free cocktails, or eating in one of the many different restaurants, trying your taste buds on a wide range of world foods… all for one hugely affordable price.

Following the first wave of artist announcements that include disco dons Horse Meat Disco, Bobby & Steve, Andre Hommen, All Day I Dream boss Lee Burridge, US house champions Kenny Dope, Dennis Ferrer and Osunlade comes the second wave of artists.

These include the sultry romantic house and disco crews of Skream, Jozif, Slow Hands (live), Soul Clap, Wolf & Lamb, Sam Divine, Nick Monaco, Navid Izadi (live), Neil Pearce, Kevin D’Cruz, Sy Sez and No Artificial Colours.

Groovefest is a throwback to a bye gone era where everyone is part of the experience. You will be having dinner next to the DJs, dancing with them on the dance floor, going back to villa parties that are like house parties hosted by your favourite artists. It is an environment where the only star is the music.

The resort lies on the North Coast of the Caribbean’s most popular island, surrounded by mountains and lush vegetation, and cooled by breezes from the Atlantic Ocean.

Just a short flight from the US for all American party people, Groove Fest is also a more than viable alternative to the hustle and bustle of Ibiza. It is in an even more idyllic setting with clear blue seas and warm sand beaches, luxury accommodation, pool parties and so much more.

Groovefest is more than a festival. It is a luxury music holiday you will remember forever.


Kenny Dope, Dennis Ferrer, Carl Craig  Soul Clap, Wolf & Lamb, Nick Monaco, Navid Izadi (live), Jozif Horse Meat Disco, Bobby & Steve, Andre Hommen, Lee Burridge, Osunlade, Bobby & Steve, Andre Hommen, Terry Hunter, No Artificial Colours, Sam Divine, Neil Pearce, Kevin D’Cruz, Sy Sez, Alexis Raphael, David Squalliace,  Terry Hunter + Friends, Renato Ratier, (D-Edge + Warung showcases, City Living, Nasser Baker

Purchase travel packages here.


Pioneer updates rekordbox

Pioneer has unveiled the latest version of its rekordbox set-prep software.

CDJs aren’t so much CD players as industry-standard digital controllers, with music files being loaded in via USB sticks and SD memory cards. rekordbox provides a method for organizing and preparing those files, with the ability to add cue points and tap into some of the upmarket CDJs’ more advanced features.

This latest release, rekordbox 3.0, introduces a number of new features in addition to an overhaul of the software’s UI, and many of them are aimed at helping you better choose what you play in your sets. You can now tag tracks, either with presets or your own creations. A new feature called Match lets you link tracks, which the software will then use to make suggestions about what to bring with you in the future. A Related Tracks feature will also make suggestions based on criteria like key or BPM. Other features include an in-software crossfader for testing out blends, the ability to view up to five playlists at once, improved sync and a tighter, more accurate beat grid. The video embedded below takes you a bit deeper into all of the above and more. The new release is now available for download. It’s worth noting that Pioneer says it’s ending support for previous releases now that 3.0 is here.

(via RA)