• The BPM Festival Announces Phase 2 Lineup
• Eric Prydz’s Entire Cirez D/Mouseville Catalogue Now Available on Spotify
• CRSSD Festival to Take Place on Bay of San Diego March 14/15
• Check Out Body High Producer Motions‘ Bootleg Remix of Drake
The BPM Festival Announces Phase 2 Lineup
The BPM Festival has announced a second wave of acts for its 2015 edition, as well as a full list of showcases.
All the usual big-hitters—Dixon, Jamie Jones, Marco Carola, Carl Cox, Apollonia—are returning to Playa del Carmen from January 9th through 18th, as we reported in October. A total of 283 acts have since been added, including Moodymann, Mr. G, Cassy,Mike Huckaby, Cajmere, Butch, Danny Tenaglia, Delano Smith,Frank & Tony, Nosaj Thing and Fred P. The artists will be spread across a variety of showcases, with brands like Innervisions,Paradise, Life And Death, Music On and Circoloco rubbing shoulders with Hotflush, All Day I Dream, Scissor & Thread and Skreamizm. More names will be added in the coming weeks.
Next year’s venues have also been revealed: Day parties will return to Blue Parrot, Mamitas Beach Club and Canibal Royal, while La Santanera, Tabu, Tribeca, Blue Venado and Blue Parrot are on night duty. The 2015 trailer is out now, and you can watch it below.
Eric Prydz’s Entire Cirez D/Mouseville Catalogue Now Available on Spotify
It was announced today that Eric Prydz’s entire Cirez D catalogue is available for fans to stream via Spotify. Cirez D is the techno alias of the multi-Grammy nominated DJ and producer Eric Prydz, Mouseville is the label Prydz has dedicated to releasing Cirez D material.
Today is the first time the entire Mouseville catalogue has been available to stream, and fans can listen to the tracks immediately via: http://po.st/CirezDMouseville
With Cirez D, Prydz has created one of electronic music’s most envied aliases, a counterpoint to his house driven Pryda productions. From the inaugural releases on Mouseville through to anthems like ‘On Off’ or ‘Exit’ to the most recent ‘Ruby’, Cirez D has always been about dark, driving and devastating techno.
You may have caught Cirez D at an intimate afterhours club set, or playing counter-point to Prydz at festivals like HARD or Ultra, or perhaps seen Prydz step up onto the massive stages of EDC and Madison Square Garden and subvert mainstage homogeny with the dark techno strains of Cirez D. Regardless it’s apparent that the Cirez D alias is one of the reasons Prydz is able to retain a singular place in music, as an artist that unites both overground and underground.
CRSSD Festival to Take Place on Bay of San Diego March 14/15
CRSSD Festival, a forward-thinking electronic music festival experience, will be descending upon San Diego on March 14th and 15th. This festival is being put on by FNGRS CRSSD, a promotions company with a booking policy that revolves around noncommercial live acts and DJs. They have produced stand-alone events in the last twelve months for Dixon, Seth Troxler, T. Williams, Cajmere, Scuba, Claude VonStroke, The Martinez Bros, as well as the likes of Gorgon City, Kygo, TEED, Ryan Hemsworth and many more.
Check Out Body High Producer Motions’ Bootleg Remix of Drake
Earlier this year, Motions (formerly half of the now-defunct Grown Folk outfit) issued his solo debut EP, All Gone, via the Body High label, a record which was followed by Moitons’ Of Unsound Mind 001 EP, which served as the inaugural release for Skream’s imprint of the same name. Now, Motions has resurfaced just before 2014 comes to a close with a bootleg remix of Drake’s “How Bout Now,” using the tracks’ synth-soaked outro as the base for a soaring new rework.
In some ways marking the Montreal native’s return to his home city after residing in London for the better part of the last 18 months, Motions’ “514 Rework” (514 being the area code for Montreal) pushes the moody chords of Drake’s original beneath a new set of leading synth lines and a steady house chug further enhanced by boxy percussion hits. The resulting six-minute remix of “How Bout Now” can be streamed and downloaded in full below; Motions is also set to make his Los Angeles debut at the Body High label’s second annual holiday rave tomorrow.