GDD™ Morning Update: Grammys, Levon Vincent, Lucent Dossier


Aphex Twin Won Best Dance Album at the 57th Grammy Awards, Alongside Other Dance Winners – Tiesto & Clean Bandit
Levon Vincent releases debut album as free download
Lucent Dossier Experience announces new show, Unleash Your Legend, in Los Angeles and San Francisco


Aphex Twin Won Best Dance Album at the 57th Grammy Awards, Alongside Other Dance Winners – Tiesto & Clean Bandit

After claiming first prize in our top albums of 2014 chart, Aphex Twin’s ‘Syro’ won a Grammy last night.

Richard D. James’ sixth album, released on Warp last September, beat off competition from Deadmau5, Little Dragon, Mat Zo and Röyksopp & Robyn to win Best Dance/Electronic Album.

While Tiësto won Best Remixed Recording for his rework of John Legend’s ‘All Of Me’, Clean Bandit’s Jess Glynne collaboration ‘Rather Be’ pipped Disclosure, Basement Jaxx, Duke Dumont and Zhu to Best Dance Recording.

Check out the full list of Grammy winners here, and head over to FACT to watch the performances.

(via Mixmag)


Levon Vincent releases debut album as free download


Levon Vincent‘s debut album will be available as a free download for the next 24 hours. 

Vincent first announced details of the album in January. He then posted one of the LP’s cuts, “Anti Corporate Music,” as a free download. The US producer has now gone a step further, offering up the entire album on MP3 a day before its vinyl release via his own label, Novel Sound, along with the following statement:

“Thanks to the people who gave me my start-my entire nyc family too numerous to mention individually but you know who you are and you know how I feel about you, especially Fred qu Joey Ed Anthony. ben Klock marcel dettman ND Tama Snax and every single other member of the berghain ostgut Ton world community, phonica and fabric, thanks to the uk for embracing me first. Thank you to Deutschland, Thomas Fern and Hazel, ASCD I wish you the best. Thank you eternally to Martin and rubadub. Thank you to the shops who sustained me while I worked in solitude, five elephant, new deli yoga, Charlie’s and anaveda, geipfelltrakne, the deconstruct yacht club, uzuri Aybee Lerato and Kerstin and Linus, all the partygoers of the world, and all the countries gracious enough to invite me- thank you the most. 

And special thank you to anyone I may have forgotten here- I’ll get you next time I promise. 

This is music for the ugly ducklings of the world. Music for swans. If you are you’re a member of the rat race, climbing around a dumpster with the other rats vying for power, you may of course listen, but know – this is not music for you. This is action against you.”

You can download Levon Vincent here.

(via RA)


Lucent Dossier Experience announces new show, Unleash Your Legend, in Los Angeles and San Francisco

LA + SF poster

Electro-circus troupe Lucent Dossier Experience announces a dramatic new show, Unleash Your Legend, which opens at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on February 21, 2015, followed by a performance at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco on February 28, 2015.  

In Los Angeles, Lucent Dossier will be supported by bass-heavy DJs MartyParty, Dirtwire and Nico Luminous on the main stage. Mikey Lion, Marbs and Deep Jesus of Desert Hearts will take over the upstairs stage with their deep house. In San Francisco, they’ll be joined by  ill.Gates and JOill. Both shows will include live stage painting by Christina Angelina and Ease One.

Lucent Dossier heads in a powerful new direction with Unleash Your Legend. This new show is inspired by the troupe’s recent Cotton Club-style production for The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, which exhibited a strong urban and street feel. With the addition of new members, Lucent Dossier’s troupe configuration now features incredible Los Angeles battle dancers that incorporate a multitude of dance styles: crunking, breaking, voguing, bone-breaking, hip-hop and parkour. In total, the 70-minute spectacle showcases 16 performers, plus Lucent Dossier’s trademark innovative choreography, fire, aerials, acrobatics and contortion. Unleash Your Legend delivers all the madness and beauty of Lucent Dossier in one truly unique and amazing new performance.

Music also takes a new turn in Unleash Your Legend, merging the deep bass that Lucent Dossier is known for with new influences pulling from deep house, hip-hop, jungle, techno and melodies inspired by world music. The two shows will celebrate the release of Lucent Dossier’s forthcoming album Light of the World, which drops February 21.

Lucent’s ultimate goal of creating transformational experiences through theatrical art continues with Unleash Your Legend. As founder Dream Rockwell explains, “Unleash Your Legend is about recognizing that our greatest challenge here on Earth is to get our legend out into the world as purely as we can. When we achieve that goal, our very core rings with energy and love, because we are fulfilled. We hope to inspire our audiences to unleash their legend, no matter what age, no matter what background, because we have all come here with something important and fun to share.”

Watch this video to get a taste for Lucent Dossier! Then purchase your tickets and get inspired to unleash your legend!