GDD™ Morning Update: Hot Chip, Desert Hearts, Faithless, Late Night Alumni


Hot Chip Ask ‘Why Make Sense?’ on Sixth Album
Desert Hearts Announce Lineup for 2015 Spring Festival on March 27-30
Faithless Set to Return This Summer with Massive London Show
• Late Night Alumni Releases Single “The This This” From Forthcoming Album “Eclipse”


Hot Chip Ask ‘Why Make Sense?’ on Sixth Album

Hot Chip have announced their sixth album ‘Why Make Sense?’, also unveiling the opening track.

The 10-tracker will be released via Domino Records on May 18, featuring the cyber-like ‘Huarache Lights’, and can be pre-ordered on Domino and iTunes.

As well as the LP, the group will release a four-track EP as part of a limited time special edition release.

Before ‘Why Make Sense?’ is released, they’ll set off on their US, UK and European tour, starting in Glasgow on May 12 and finishing at the Green Man Festival on August 21.

Watch the video for ‘Huarache Lights’ and see the tracklist and tour dates below.

01. Huarache Lights
02. Love Is The Future
03. Cry For You
04. Started Right
05. White Wine and Fried Chicken
06. Dark Night
07. Easy To Get
08. Need You Now
09. So Much Further To Go
10. Why Make Sense?

Separate EP:
1. Burning up
2. Separate
3. Move With Me
4. Re-harmonize

May 12 – Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
May 13 – Gorilla, Manchester
May 14 – Oval Space, London
May 17 – Les Nuits Botanique, Brussels
May 19 – Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam
May 20 – Heimathafen, Berlin
May 21 – La Gaite Lyrique, Paris
May 25 – Sasquatch Festival, George, WA
May 26 – Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
May 28 – Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
May 30 – First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
May 31 – Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
June 2 – Majestic Theatre, Detroit, MI
June 3 – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON
June 4 – House of Blues, Boston, MA
June 5 – Echostage, Washington, DC
June 5 to 7 – The Governors Ball Music Festival, New York, NY
June 18 – Sonar By Day Festival, Barcelona
June 19 – Sonar By Night Festival, Barcelona
August 11 – The Greek Theatre (plus special guests), Los Angeles, CA
August 21 – Green Man Festival, Crickhowell

(via Mixmag)


Desert Hearts Announce Lineup for 2015 Spring Festival on March 27-30  


This spring Desert Hearts prepares to unplug with their loyal fanbase once again for another vibe ridden weekend in the SoCal wilderness. As prevailers of the 4/4 sound and world leaders in the alternative party scene, they have assembled a finely tuned collage of artists from across the international music community for 72 hours of non-stop House, Techno, and Love.

The likes of M.A.N.D.Y., Audiofly, Blond:ish, Monkey Safari, Rodriguez Jr (Live), Justin Jay, Shaded (Live), Halo, Atish, and many more will join Desert Hearts Crew DJs Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, Porkchop, and Deep Jesus.

The Desert Hearts experience fuses the self-reliant and forward thinking principles of Burning Man with the mainstream defying sounds of the underground House and Techno community. The result is a devout congregation of music lovers searching for a uniquely intimate, exceptionally curated experience of a lifetime.

This creative crew of Californian misfits has undergone an immense transformation since their inaugural party 2 years ago. 2014 saw the launch of Desert Hearts Records, as well as the their roving party series City Hearts. Capturing the zeitgeist of those seeking an alternative festival experience, Desert Hearts heads back to the wilderness for their 5th edition.

For a taste of the Desert Hearts vibe check out this recap video and live recording of Shaun Reeves set from their November 2014 two-year anniversary party

Buy tickets to the Desert Hearts Spring 2015 Festival HERE


Faithless Set to Return This Summer with Massive London Show


Following in the recent revivals of the Chemical Brothers and the ProdgeFaithless have announced that they’re set to get back in on the action with a major live date in London planned for this summer.

The show marks the 20th anniversary of the legendary group, but the details are being shrouded in ambiguity at the moment. Their website reads: “Taking place in one of London’s most iconic open air settings, this very special headline performance will feature the band at their electrifying best.”

The group, fronted by Maxi Jazz and Sister Bliss, announced that they would disband in 2011 following 16 years of crushing it with their massive anthemic house tunes. This show looks set to be a one-off, but we can only hope it will coax them out of retirement to reclaim their rightful place at the top of summer festival bills.

You can sign up for ticket details here, and you can watch the suitably epic trailer for the show below.

(via Mixmag)


Late Night Alumni Releases Single “The This This” From Forthcoming Album “Eclipse”

Late Night Alumni strides into 2015 with their highly anticipated 5th studio album. Known for an unmatched brand of down tempo house music and unique blend of ethereal vocals, this mesh of electronic instrumentation remains organic on every level. “The This This” is a first glimpse into the renewed sound behind ‘Eclipse’, which is set to be released in May on Kaskade’s Arkade imprint. The album is a heady electronic journey, taking listeners into new, genre bending ventures unlike anything before it. This landmark release is the inaugural full length album being put out on Arkade.  

Spearheaded by Becky Jean Williams sultry vocals and John Hancock’s technical prowess, “The This This” ushers in a new era of artistic creativity from Late Night Alumni. Harnessing a sound reminiscent of classic progressive anthems, the duo showcase an unmatched ability to mesh the past and present. Becky Jean Williams’ mesmerizing vocals are seamlessly infused within melodic synths that harmonize together throughout the track’s entirety. During the last decade, Late Night Alumni has been breaking down the barriers of traditional dance music. The duo’s latest effort continues to push these barriers, expanding on their entrancing mystic, while evolving their sound with an edgier attitude, teasing what will ultimately be the vibrant essence of ‘Eclipse’.

The driving concept behind ‘Eclipse’ tackles the most innate aspects human nature. “The album ‘Eclipse’ was inspired by the duality of human nature. We can’t be defined. We are how we see ourselves and we are the someone that everyone sees. We are cycles of change. We are idiosyncrasies and nuances. We are no one thing. No man is an island, but every man, an eclipse.”

What started simply as a side project over a decade ago between singer Becky Jean Williams and production luminaries Finn Bjarnson, John Hancock and Ryan Raddon (aka Kaskade), has evolved into a lasting movement. 2014 alone found Late Night Alumni entertaining the masses at New York City’s Electric Zoo Festival, Paradiso Festival, Kaskade’s Atmosphere Tour, and the Heartbeat Tour co-headlined with trance legends Myon and Shane 54.