Wankelmut is a subtle star. It’s not common for DJs who sell over 1.3 million copies for an official remix on Sony and garner 100 million plays on YouTube to be “behind the scenes” so to speak, but it appears that Berlin-based Wankelmut doesn’t need a Billboard cover or a headline festival slot to keep doing what he loves. Back in January, Wankelmut released “My Head Is A Jungle” featuring Emma Louise, which was championed by Pete Tong and Annie Mac vigorously on BBC Radio 1 in addition to strong DJ support around the world. 8 months later, the big tune will be seeing a re-release on Positiva, featuring the original accompanied by 6 mixes including remixes from MK, Friend Within, Gui Boratto, Solee, and Kasper Bjorke as well as an extended Vocal Mix from the original producer. The EP will be released on September 15th, but until then, stream the MK remix as well as the original below.
It’s no secret that Hotflush label boss, Scuba, has an adroit sense for tasteful tunes, as evident in his consistent music production and the ongoing A&R of his imprint where artists like Mount Kimbie, Joy Orbison, and Jimmy Edgar have been featured. Last Friday, the lovely Annie Mac let Scuba take over the reins of her radio show on BBC Radio 1, and Scuba handpicked 7 tracks from previous Hotflush Recordings releases and compiled them into a beautiful Hotflush Classics mix. Get dancing to this one. √+
Riding much deserved hype from his widely supported tracks “The Giver” and “Street Walker”, the UK-based Duke Dumont gave the world a taste of his newest single “Need U” recently on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. Featuring anthemic vocals from A*M*E, this tune is on course to be a staple in DJ sets to come and another breakthrough for the Duke. Listen below and get busy!
Cyril Hahn has been massively circling the realms of the internet these past few weeks, and with his ultra-sexy takes on R&B tunes and his compelling and slow-driven mixes, it comes as no surprise. After Annie Mac dropped his remix of Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name” on BBC1, the fire quickly spread, with well over 400,000 plays currently on his SoundCloud link for that track alone. With the surge of steamy and provocative sounds being pushed by plenty of artists these days, Cyril Hahn is geared for a very promising future.
So here we are. For this week’s GDD™ mix series, I decided to nab the young Canadian producer for a nice little mix & interview. With an air of mystery and a scarily-good stream of remixes out, I am both intrigued and excited for what’s to come from Cyril. As the days start to get colder, I can only hope things get steamier But for now, I hope you all enjoy the s-l-o-w-e-d and sensual mix as much as I am, sip slow baby, sip slow.
The teenage sensation, Madeon, delivers with a stellar 5 minute minimix for Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1. As expected, this quick take is at no shortage of flawless mixing, and plenty of recognizable samples that bring back memories of his “Pop Culture” live mashup. Madeon has yet to disappoint… Check out the minimix after the jump.
Today Fatboy Slim is proud to announce the killer line-up taking over the Brighton AMEX Stadium alongside him on 1 & 2 June this year at Big Beach Bootique 5. Joining the original superstar DJ at the American Express Community Stadium’s first ever live music event will be some of the biggest names in dance music: Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, Nero, AnnieMac, DJFresh, Luciano, MayaJane-Coles, The2 Bears, Doorly, JaguarSkills & UnionDJs.
If you haven’t caught on by now, you can expect to have a GDD™ Morning Update three days a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Being involved in the music industry and as avid music fans, we feel that it is crucial to be conscious about music happenings, so we wish to expedite your search for news and personally aggregate current and relevant information here on GDD™. Please enjoy the today’s news that’s comprised of Plastikman Live 1.5, Annie Mac’s 2011 Compilation, Insomniac’s Escape From Wonderland, and DJ Mag’s Top 100. More info after the jump…
This summer, Annie Mac and Red Bull are partnering up to bring you ‘The Adventures of Annie Mac’, a 5 episode series of webcasts featuring backstage interviews and footage from the various festivals and Ibiza shows that Annie Mac’s playing over the next couple months. Here’s the episode from Sonar in Barcelona, which includes some great clips of the festival, as well as a brief chat with Tiga and Boys Noize:
Schedule Episode 1 – Rockness / Parklife: Friday 24th June
Episode 2 – Sonar: Thursday 7th July
Episode 3 – Glastonbury: Monday 25th July
Episode 4 – Croatia: Thursday 4th August
Episode 5 – Ibiza: Thursday 18th July
And if you missed the GDD™ coverage from last month’s Sonar Festival, you can check it out here.
Last Tuesday we were at Ibiza super-club Amnesia for the launch of ‘Tonight’ the brand new weekly brought to you by the Together group. With all-star lineups every tuesday between now and September 16th, Together are set to bring some of the freshest names in EDM through San Antonio for a unique night of partying, with residents Eric Prydz and Annie Mac.